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Question: Does anyone know the latest news on a possible Goonies sequel? After researching on the internet, the latest I can find is a Youtube interview in November 2007 with Josh Brolin, confirming that it was going into production - however, the same source suggests that he was only joking.

Chosen answer: While most of those involved in the original have shown great interest in the possibility of a sequel, at this particular point in time, Warner Bros, who hold the rights to the original film and any possible sequels have not given any indication that they like the idea of doing one. It's possible that this might change at some point; DVD sales of the original movie have been very good, which could obviously catch the eye of an executive or two, but at the moment there's been no apparent movement towards a possible production.

Tailkinker

Question: Can anyone tell me the approximate year(s) during which the trilogy is supposed to take place?

Chosen answer: According to the producers, the films are set somewhere between 1720 and 1750, although, as it's a fantasy, they didn't bother with precise historical accuracy. A tune played in the first film at Norrington's promotion ceremony was written in 1740, so you could consider that as an indication that the trilogy takes place in the 1740's.

Tailkinker

Question: Can anyone explain why Calypso caused the maelstrom to appear? Other than provide really cool visual effects for the movie, it didn't serve a purpose. I would have thought she'd do something against Davy Jones and/or his ship in particular for betraying her in the first place.

Chosen answer: It's suggested that, as she's pretty much equally annoyed at the pirates (for originally imprisoning her, even if it wasn't specifically those pirates) and at Davy Jones (for showing them how to do it), that she creates the maelstrom to make it an even fight - effectively telling them that she no longer cares for either side. The conditions within the maelstrom hamper the Black Pearl, the turbulence making it difficult to bring her superior speed into play, but the angle and extremely damp conditions also make it harder for the Flying Dutchman to bring her superior firepower to bear.

Tailkinker

Wrong. As the Black Pearl was meant for speed, she would have a lighter weight than the Dutchman, and would require a pushing force to stay even. Furthermore, she was not hampered by the wind-she was aided, as Gibbs stated, "The wind's on our side, boys!"

Question: During the mutant attack on the house Will Smith enters an upstairs room and we see what appears to be part of an arm dripping blood. What is this or who owns it? It doesn't appear to be the mutant who attacks straight afterward as he appears uninjured and free of any blood.

Chosen answer: It's not an arm, it a part of the metal plate covering the window.

Mortug

Question: When the mutant dogs attack Will Smith why doesn't the mutant man also join in the attack?

Chosen answer: Only the infected dogs can come out at dusk. The human Dark Seekers cannot.

Answer: He left the dogs to do the job because they can do more damage.

Question: When the mutant dogs attack Will Smith why doesn't the mutant man also join in the attack?

Chosen answer: Only the infected dogs can come out at dusk. The human Dark Seekers cannot.

Answer: He left the dogs to do the job because they can do more damage.

Question: In the scene near the end of the movie, when Tupelov's sub fires on the Red October for the first time, how did the torpedo manage to miss the mini-sub sitting right on top of the October?

Chosen answer: Torpedoes home in on a target via sonar. The mini sub was too close to the October to show up as a separate target. Further, the Alfa's captain misjudged the distance from his boat to Red October and the torpedoes armed themselves and started looking for the boomer after they had already passed her.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What is the name of the germ that Merlin infects Mim with, and is it real or made up for the film?

Chosen answer: Malagolintomontorosis according to the trivia and it doesn't appear to be real. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_in_the_Stone_(film).

Rlvlk

Question: Is the Dog in glasses a reference to Mr. Peabody, or just a coincidence? I thought if it was, the commentary would mention it, but there was no mention of the gag at all.

Chosen answer: There's no indication that the dog had anything to do with Mr Peabody (especially since the dog didn't speak or do anything other than sit there). It was just a front for a throwaway joke.

GrafSpee

Question: Is it just me or is "Power of Love" playing in the background after Marty's audition?

Chosen answer: Marty is playing a heavy metal version of 'Power of Love' FOR his audition. Immediately after the audition, a short excerpt of a March plays, for Mayor Goldie's election. The original Huey Lewis version plays at the end of the next scene.

ChiChi

Question: Why were people hanging off the helicopter?

Chosen answer: They were desperately trying to escape the city.

wizard_of_gore

Question: At the beginning of the movie Nicole Kidman walks up to a house and places a "For Rent" sign in the yard, then a lady comes out of the house as if she is the Realtor, who even gets the "For Rent" sign. Why would she "witch up" a Realtor and not just move directly into the house? She could possibly be the owner of the home under a spell thinking she was selling, but its all too complicated. Why not just move into the empty house without all the for rent/furnished & no reference sign. I know its a movie and I could be over thinking this scene but it strikes me as kind of odd.

Chosen answer: Samantha is trying to lead a life without magic so wants to do everything the way humans do i.e get wet if it rains and she has no umbrella, go grocery shopping. But when things start to go a bit wrong i.e. she has no references, she uses magic to help herself along.

Show generally

Question: Does anyone know the title of the episode where Homer is on the phone and starts singing, "I left my cake out in the LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA"?

Chosen answer: I think you are thinking of the episode Co-Dependents Day. Homer has been put on hold while trying to call the rehab clinic. The line I believe you are thinking of appears to be "And the Wichita lineman is still on the li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-li-line".

Lummie

Question: Why is this movie called 'North by Northwest'?

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: The original title for the movie was "In a Northwesterly Direction", as it was originally detailing the flight of a man from New York to Alaska, according to writer Earnest Lehman. According to Alfred Hitchcock, however, he took the title from a line in Hamlet, another work of fiction that is concerned with the slippery nature of reality. It is also worth noting that North by Northwest is not a direction on the compass at all. The nearest to it would be Northwest by North.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington - S3-E3

Question: In the episode there is a scene where Peter is dressed up as a girl wandering around a big city with music that goes "that guy, it's that guy". Is this a spoof of something? If so, what is it a spoof of, and where could I find the original video clip that the episode spoofs.

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: It's the opening of Marlo Thomas's 1966-1971 series "That Girl". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRaMIKRZ19M.

Myridon

Question: What exactly happened to Iggy? Are we ever supposed to know exactly how he died?

Chosen answer: The movie insinuates that he was killed horribly but doesn't provide many details. Books about Iwo Jima have quotes from witnesses about what happened to him and they all say that he was very brutally tortured, including having his eyes cut out and his genitals removed and stuffed in his mouth. The book "Flags of Our Fathers" contains the following quote, "A few days later someone yelled that they'd found him. They called me over because I was a corpsman. The Japanese had pulled him underground and tortured him. His fingernails... his tongue... It was terrible. I've tried hard to forget all this.

Question: I do not completely get the whole "Gang headlight" thing at all,I've seen the film more than 10 times but it still is confusing.

Chosen answer: This urban legend involves wannabe gang-bangers being required to make a kill to join the gang. In this scenario they drive with their headlights off and kill the driver of the first car that flashes their headlights at them. This was proved to be a false urban legend by snopes.com where more information can be found at http://www.snopes.com/horrors/madmen/lightsout.asp.

OneHappyHusky

Question: Why does Zack have bruises everywhere on his body,also,why does his mom lie about it?

Chosen answer: Because he's being abused by his father. As explained in the movie the father beats him and his mother as well. So she has to lie about Zack's black and blue marks. In one scene the mother explains Mr. Kimble that the father is undergoing therapy. He says that if it happens again he will report it. As Zack shows bruises again, Arnold's character goes out and beats Zack's father.

www.translingua.com.mx

Question: I might have missed it, but in the scene where Neville is watching his wife and daughter evacuate New York, what exactly caused the other helicopter to spin out of control and crash into Neville's family's helicopter? Was it the fighters bombing the bridge, or the people hanging onto the out-of-control helicopter?

Chosen answer: It was the people hanging onto the helicopter (combined with the already hazardous conditions).

Jason Hoffman

Question: I know this movie was shown as three episodes on TV, but were the red carpet and after party sequences also shown on TV?

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: I have seen both versions and no they weren't.

Lummie

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