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Question: After Kingsley gives Harry the Daily Prophet, is it Sirius or Arthur who says Fudge is attacking Dumbledore as well?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Its Sirius. You can see Lupin nodding at Sirius as he says it.

lionhead

Question: In the Sabbath backstage scene when Stillwater is leaving, is that the band manager played by Jimmy Fallon following the band out, before he was introduced as their manager in the timeline?

Question: Can someone please explain the scene where Bond says something is "As bad as listening to The Beatles without earmuffs?" Were The Beatles unpopular in 1964, or is Bond just a snob?

raph

Chosen answer: The Beatles were wildly popular with the youngsters of the time and not so with the older generation, of which Bond is part. Obviously, Bond's comment shows the Beatles were not to everyone's taste in music, especially his. And it was a good line for comic relief.

Scott215

Question: At Whitecap bay, Barbossa says: "I cannot! Ever walk on the beach, look back, and see your footsteps in the sand? It's like that except the footsteps lie before me." Then a sailor says: "Footstep, actually." What does the sailor mean? How is that grammatically incorrect?

Chosen answer: It isn't a grammatical correction. He's pointing out that Barbossa only has one foot.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Is License To Kill the first Bond movie that isn't based on a novel or short story?

raph

Chosen answer: "License to Kill" is partly based on the novel "Live and Let Die" and the short story "Hilderbrand Rarity". However, it is the first Bond film not titled after a book. While "The Spy Who Loved Me" shares its name with a book, it was the first Bond film not based on a book (though subsequently, there was a novelization of the film.) "Goldeneye" is the first film not based on a book AND not titled after a book.

Question: When Silva blew up M's office, was he trying to kill her, or just send a message?

raph

Chosen answer: Send a message. He knew she was out of her office and wanted her to see it.

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Question: When Riff-Raff and Magenta interrupt Frank-N-Furter's floor show, Riff-Raff says that Frank's mission was a failure. What exactly was the mission?

Chosen answer: It has never been expressly stated, though many theories exist, the primary one being that Frank and the others were sent to Earth simply to experiment on human life and possibly reproduce it (Frank is a scientist, they have a lab, he creates Rocky etc.) and to test their technology on humans. This would require a level of covertness, which Frank disregards by flaunting his hedonistic lifestyle, and thus could have been seen as a failure.

Purple_Girl

Question: In 'Razzle Dazzle', Billy holds up a hand signal to the judge and he allows his objection. What is the hand signal?

Chosen answer: The shots are actually unrelated. Billy objects, it is sustained, and the prosecuting attorney expresses outrage that he hasn't even asked a question to object to yet. This is meant to humorously demonstrate how effective Billy is as a defense attorney. Then we see Billy cross-examining a witness who claimed to have seen something. Billy holds up three fingers, Razzle Dazzle Billy switches the gesture to a thumb then back to the three fingers, and the witness is unable to state how many fingers Billy is holding up. This indicates her eyesight is poor and therefore her testimony untrustworthy. But the two displays are only related insofar as they occur during the same trial, otherwise they have nothing to do with one another.

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Question: Who is the man in the military uniform who is going to introduce Wonder Woman to the president? I also noticed him in the end while the Justice League is being presented to the people, where Wonder Woman and Superman are talking and the man in the military uniform walks away as if he were jealous or just bothered about something. Is he suppose to be a very well known character?

Nayla628411

Chosen answer: He's Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman's liaison. In the comics and some other shows he's the primary love interest of Wonder Woman.

Bishop73

Question: Why did Del say Mr Jingles is going to make him rich when he gets out? Does he understand the concept of death row?

raph

Chosen answer: Del (like every other prisoner on death row) was hoping for a last-minute pardon from the Governor or some sort of stay of execution from a court. The chance of that was slim to none, but they can always hope.

Scott215

Question: Why did Paul run outside when he had a urinary tract infection instead of to the toilet?

raph

Chosen answer: He WAS heading for the toilet. He and his wife had an outhouse instead of an indoor bathroom.

Scott215

Question: When the guards are talking to Percy in the restraint room, Paul says he knows he sabotaged Del's execution. Why did he let him get away with it?

raph

Chosen answer: Percy's aunt is married to the state Governor, giving Percy powerful connections. All it would take is one phone call from Percy and Paul and the other guards could lose their jobs and if Percy wanted to, never find jobs again. Something Paul or his friends didn't want to happen.

Question: Why didn't Victor scream for help? He was held captive in a populated apartment. If he had screamed for help while John Doe was away, eventually someone would have called the police. None of the photos show him with a gag in his mouth, either - not even the first one, which was shown in the film.

Chosen answer: It's reasonable to assume John kept him gagged until he was too weak to call out. He would've removed the gag for the pictures.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: Victor chewed off his own tongue, and the doctor states that they found a wide variety of drugs in his system. Perhaps before his tongue was gone, he was not coherent enough to cry out because of all the drugs in his system.

Question: Why didn't Zed (the rapist and apparent security guard) grab the handgun and shoot Marsellus Wallace after the latter shot Zed? The gun was still lying on the crate. Had he picked up the gun, he would have been able to either shoot Marsellus or get shot and killed by Marsellus. Either way he'd escape being tortured by Marsellus' crew.

Chosen answer: After he was shot, he was kinda in a lot of pain and on the floor bleeding, not so surprising he didn't go for the gun anymore. He couldn't have reached it anymore anyway, certainly not with 2 people closer to it ready to kill him.

lionhead

Question: How did Tony know about Spiderman's real identity?

Epigenis

Chosen answer: He's a multimillionaire with unlimited resources. He probably had his AI do some digging - facial recognition on the picture/video he had?

Annabel Keeley

As evidenced in "Iron Man 3", Tony can easily access GPS, satellite imagery, files, etc. and be able to investigate events even better than the authorities. (Remember that he was able to create an accurate 3D map of the Chinese Theater bombing and work it out when nobody else could.) He very likely was able to use the information available to deduce Parker's identity by tracing his steps, noticing patterns, working out likely candidates, etc., even though nobody else could.

TedStixon

Question: Why does Luke agree to go confront his father right in front of his master? Even if he does win, he should know that either way, he ain't getting off that Death Star alive, still a Jedi.

Chosen answer: He believes he can turn his father back to the light side, and together they can defeat the emperor.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Ginny says that the last thing she remembered is Tom coming out of the diary, but we don't know where that actually occurred. Where is he coming out of his diary?

Jenny Smith

Chosen answer: In the Chamber of Secrets. That was when he revealed himself for the first time. Before that, he was merely a "presence" controlling Ginny through the diary.

raywest Premium member

Halloween - The Final Chapter - S8-E5

Question: Who is in the picture at the end of this episode? Roseanne is holding a baby, and there is a blonde guy in the picture. It's right after the dedication to Jerry Garcia, the 3 of them are wearing tie died shirts.

Chosen answer: That was Roseanne and her then real-life husband, Ben Thomas, with their baby son. Barr's pregnancy during Season 8 was written into the show.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why did Voldemort go to all the trouble of having Barty Jr. transform into Mad Eye etc. when he could have simply made anything into a port-key and arranged for Harry to touch it?

kyliestrum

Chosen answer: Voldemort's intention was to return via the same portkey in front of the assembled crowd and make his return immediately known in a very public fashion. In order to do so, he needed to wait for the crowd to be assembled. Crouch's job was to ensure Harry got to the portkey first.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Why is Lionel shown naked in his home at the end of the movie?

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