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Question: Why did Voldemort kill Thicknesse?

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Answer: There was no reason other than Voldemort's cruelty was spontaneous and unpredictable, and he had no feeling for or loyalty to anyone, even those who faithfully served him. If someone even slightly displeased him, showed weakness, or failed him in any way, Voldemort would kill or horribly punish them, depending on his mood at the time. Thicknesse just happened to speak up when Voldemort was particularly displeased, resulting in his death.

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Question: After the Mayor is killed by Berringer in the extended edition, who runs the town? If it was run by Berringer and he's now dead, who's in charge?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Question: Jacob imprinted on Renesmee which technically means they'll fall in love etc., but Renesmee is a vampire which means she's immortal, and Jacob is a shapeshifter so that means that he will age and at some point die, right? So if I am correct that means that Jacob will one day die and Renesmee will spend the rest of her life without her soulmate?

Answer: Not true. Renesmee is half-vampire. She is like the Tecuna half-breed that Alice and Jasper brought back from South America to prove to the Volturi that Renesmee was not an immortal child, who will never develop beyond childhood. She will grow to full-adulthood and be long-lived, but not immortal. She can eat human food or live on blood. She also needs to sleep like a human, which vampires do not do. As a shape-shifter, Jacob will also be long-lived, so in the future, both will die. Just when is unknown.

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Question: Why does The Kid (Thurman) give Willie a wooden pickle? (Does he confuse the phrase "wooden nickle"?) What am I missing?

Answer: The wooden pickle was a gift he made for Willie. Thurman didn't confuse "wooden nickle" with wooden pickle.

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Question: Why does the show on occasion mention that it never won an Emmy when it's thus far received 10 nominations and 3 wins?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: In the context, when talking about "Family Guy" winning an Emmy, it's about winning based on the merits of show itself, not just the work put into making the show. The Emmys "Family Guy" has won are for "outstanding voice over", "achievement in animation", or "sound mixing." Whereas, shows like "Modern Family" won Emmys for Outstanding..."comedy series", "lead actor", "supporting actor/actress", "writing", and "directing." There was a joke in the episode about what they were doing was so bad they owe back an Emmy, acknowledging they have won Emmys, just not the ones they're striving for.

Bishop73

Question: How could Shen know that Po would be the baby panda from the village attacked by Shen's army?

Bunch Son

Answer: Since Po's father was presumably the only panda to attack Shen's wolves head-on, there's a chance Shen could have seen him. Plus in the flashback, Shen orders his wolves to attack Po and his mother before Po's father defends them both with his mallet.

Question: Why did Jimmy tell Henry he wasn't going to kill Morrie, only to then have him killed?

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Answer: Well, for starters, I think Jimmy, despite being a complete sociopath cared a bit about Henry's mental state and well-being and just wanted him to calm down, enjoy his night and we can see it worked. Second, Jimmy might, just might at that moment feel like it wasn't the right night to kill Maurie since he was more of an annoying nuisance than a real threat, he was without being asked given the Chance to just forget the money and let it go, symbolizing Jimmy's murderous greed. Third...WHY should he tell Henry Hill that he will kill him? He benefits nothing, it puts him in a vulnerable position and Jimmy, more than likely has noticed Henry's tics, excessive sweat and bug eyes, pretty sure the guy is hooked on coke, meaning as Tommy jokingly but in nice foreshadow says "You may fold under questioning." Telling Henry he will spare Morrie becomes his Teflon armor at this point cause Henry at this point would never even suspect a good fella like Jimmy to lie to him "of all people" about something like that...That is my take on it anyway.

Question: How did the soothsayer survive the collapse of the tower?

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New this month Answer: More than likely she wasn't in the tower when it was destroyed. She directly confronts Shen about destroying the tower and makes no mention of having survived it's collapse. She only comments on his recklessness in destroying his ancestral home.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why didn't Alex Vincent reprise his role as Andy?

Answer: The film makers wanted to make Andy older in the film so he could have a love interest and be in military school. At the time Alex was only 9, but they wanted Andy to be 16. So they recast the part.

Bishop73

Question: Ferdinand had his name since birth when he is being raised at the bull camp. But he is later adopted by Nina and Juan who also name him Ferdinand. How do they know that his name is Ferdinand? He was not wearing any identification tags and he couldn't speak to the humans to tell them this.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: It's a very common Hispanic name, so probably just a coincidence that Nina and Juan happened to name him that.

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Question: Who is the oddity in red (red hair, red outfit) - what is the actor's name? How did they make the tall man tall? Was that a CGI elephant Hugh Jackman was riding?

Answer: The actor in red is Alex Wong. The tall man was tall already (actor Radu Spinghel is 6'1") and they put him on stilts. All the circus animals in the film were CGI.

Greg Dwyer

Question: While we see Henry Bowers and his gang get their comeuppance by the end of the film, why couldn't the same thing happen to the girls who bully Beverly?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: There's no real reason. Sometimes people who do bad things get away with it.

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Question: To prevent spoilers/plot leaking to the public, Tim Burton made five endings to keep people guessing. Is there anywhere I can see any of the other four?

dizzyd

Answer: There were five different endings to the movie and late actor Michael Clarke Duncan saw them all. So far, no website seems to have all five endings. Just the one we're familiar with.

Answer: You might be mistaken, there was only ever one ending shot for this film: the ending we all saw at the Lincoln Memorial. There were different planned endings (one was a similar ending to the theatrical but set at Yankee stadium with apes playing baseball) that were each rejected for various reasons. The ending we see is the one that is in the script.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Was Anna telling the truth when she said she was a survivor, or had she been sent from the refugee colony for Neville's blood sample, because when he gave it to her he told her "I know this is what you came for"?

Answer: Anna said that she and Ethan were survivors of a plague outbreak aboard a Red Cross ship, and that they were on their way to a survivor camp in Vermont. There's no reason to doubt her story. At the end, Neville gave Anna a vial of blood that he had just drawn from the female Darkseeker (who was starting to recover from the plague). However, Neville didn't know he had developed a cure until near the end, so there's no way Anna or anybody else could have known that in advance. Anna was drawn to the city by Neville's recorded radio broadcasts, which had given her hope. When he says, "I know this is what you came for," he's talking about hope for the future.

Answer: Sorry for the late response, but I also don't know. She is a survivor, everyone from the refugee camps are survivors. I think you're asking if she came from the camp or not. I think she didn't, as far as I remember, she lived in the abandoned city too, and never went to the refugee area. I mean, at the end of the movie, they drove like a long time to get to the city. Theres no way that the refugees would have known that Neville was in that specific area and he had the cure.

Question: The gravity acceleration on Mars is 3.71/ms2 a little more than double our Moon and approximately 1/3 of Earth gravity. For this reason every falling object or walking/running people or bouncing object should be attracted to Mars in a "slow motion" fashion. Watching the movie I didn't notice such slow-motion effect. Was that a deliberate error in order to avoid huge additional costs and probably making the movie less tedious?

Answer: Most likely, yes. Though it is worth noting that is probably also part of the reason why the number of falling objects on screen is kept to a minimum, and there is one more thing: there is much less air resistance on Mars than there is on earth because of the thin atmosphere. For a real world comparison, look at the footage of Apollo 15 where David Scott drops a hammer and a feather, and the hammer doesn't fall much slower than it would on earth.

Friso94

Question: I heard somebody say that Danny and Sandy actually had sex at the beginning, something about how a shot of waves in movies alludes to sex. Is this true? I don't think it is, as it'd go against Sandy, but I'm curious.

Answer: No, they didn't have sex. While water and waves are often used as sexual symbolism, it is unlikely in this case - unless maybe the waves were used as a representation of sexual interest. But right at the end of that opening scene, Danny goes in for a passionate kiss, at which Sandy recoils and says, "Danny, don't spoil it." It's inconceivable that Sandy fears a passionate kiss would "spoil" the romance had they already had sex.

Michael Albert

Question: At the beginning of the movie, Goldblum's wife makes him bacon and eggs for breakfast, then when she has to go to work, she takes his uneaten breakfast away and brings it to the kitchen while he is still sitting there. Why?

Answer: Their marriage is falling apart. His wife is just going through the motions of being a wife-making breakfast, serving it, then taking it away in an automatic way without really thinking about what she's doing.

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Question: If it is really like what Dick said "It's just like reading a book", or that the spirits in the hotel don't have a physical existence, how did Danny get the bruises on his neck from the lady in the bathtub? I also don't understand the transformation in Danny's' character, I do understand that at that point he was taken over by his imaginary friend, but what actually happened to the real Danny?

Answer: Hallorann is just trying to reassure Danny so he won't be afraid, even though he (Hallorann) knows it's not the truth. This is why he so adamantly orders Danny not to go to Room 237. And Danny isn't so much ¨taken over¨ by Tony, so much as he suffers an extremely traumatic experience (being strangled by a naked, undead old woman) and goes into a state of extreme shock, through which he communicates as Tony (the personification of his shining power). He snaps back to reality when Jack tries to murder him and Wendy.

Question: In the first fight scene as gladiators they are chained up together as pairs. Maximus continues not saying anything...then the next battle scene Maximus walks across all of the gladiators and is greeted just like he was when he was a general to his soldiers, and he has a battle against 6 or 7 people. Why was he singled out to fight all by himself? The movie didn't portray him as standing out in the first gladiator battle when he was chained with the Nubian.

Answer: After the first battle he was quickly identified as being General Maximus Decimus Meridius, the great leader of the roman armies, by his fellow gladiators and Proximo. Although the outside world didn't know, Proximo put him up for more prestigious battles because he is a great warrior and leader.

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Question: At the beginning in the training scene, Shifu was disappointed, pointing out the problems in each of the Five's attack strategy. He said to Crane "height." What did he mean?

Bunch Son

Answer: He meant that Crane had to be higher in the sky so that Shifu wouldn't notice him when coming in for an attack.

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