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Question: Which actual part of "Hiawatha's song" does Peter Parker try to recite to MJ?

Chosen answer: It's "Song of Hiawatha", Chapter II - The Four Winds, almost to the end, starting with "In his life he had one shadow..."

Myridon

Question: When Puss in Boots is brandishing his sword at Shrek for the first time I keep thinking Donkey's line about Puss having a piece is supposed to be a reference to some gangster film. Problem is I can't remember any where this particular line (or something similar) pops up so which is it?

Chosen answer: This isn't really based on any one gangster film, but all gangster movies. The Mafia (at least in films) refer to a gun as a piece, so the joke is that the sword is the medieval equivalent.

Question: I've been reading a lot of spoilers of what will be in the Special Edition release. However one thing from the theatrical trailer which I've found nothing about is the shot of Pippin holding a weeping Merry. I was hoping SE spoilers would help me figure out where this shot belongs but I've had no luck. At first I thought it was Pelennor, but since Pippin is wearing his helmet it can't be then. Then I thought it was Cornmallen after the Ring has been destroyed and they seem to think Frodo is dead, but that doesn't add up either since people are fighting behind them. Does anyone know where this shot is from? I really want to know, I love this shot since it's a reverse from the shot in FotR where Merry held a weeping Pippin.

Chosen answer: I've been through the theatrical trailers for this film, but I can't actually find the shot you're referring to. Logically, though, it has to either be at the Pelennor Fields or at the Morannon. If there are people visible fighting behind them, that seems to rule out the Pelennor Fields, as Merry and Pippin aren't reunited until some time after the fighting has ended, so the battle at the Black Gate seems like the only option. The flow of events there will change in the Extended Edition - the Mouth of Sauron sequence will be going in there, for example - so the reason for continued fighting in the shot may become clear.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why does Mr. White snap his fingers when trying to light his cigarette lighter?

Chosen answer: It's a way of lighting a zippo lighter. If you snap your fingers close to it, your middle finger will strike the wheel and light it.

Nick N.

Question: Were the MS-5 faces modeled after an actual person?

Chosen answer: They all look vaguely like Alan Tudyk to me, who did the voice of Sonny.

Phoenix

Question: Who is the lady who looks at Sam during the funeral scene? They meet eyes like they know each other, then she turns around, and walks through a grave stone.

Chosen answer: She is another ghost who recognizes him for what he is and empathizes with his loneliness. They don't know each other.

Phoenix

Question: Why does Roy say pygmies?

Chosen answer: He likes to blame non-existant pygmies for bad things that happen.

Myridon

Question: If the killer was Adam wanting revenge for the dance, why did he kill Campbell and the other woman we see him drag through the door, who I assume is Dorothy's step mum? But if Dorothy is the killer, why kill her boyfriend?

Answer: I think that the corpse the killer was dragging when Ruthie saw him was the maid.

Alan Keddie

Chosen answer: Adam killed Campbell to make sure he wouldn't interfere with his plans. The presence of Campbell's head at the house probably means that he had come by to guard or to snoop. As for Dorothy's stepmother, Adam most likely killed her to both empty the house and to further frame Dorothy as the killer - after all, Adam has no (apparent) reason to kill her, but Dorothy does.

Question: If the killer was Adam wanting revenge for the dance, why did he kill Campbell and the other woman we see him drag through the door, who I assume is Dorothy's step mum? But if Dorothy is the killer, why kill her boyfriend?

Answer: I think that the corpse the killer was dragging when Ruthie saw him was the maid.

Alan Keddie

Chosen answer: Adam killed Campbell to make sure he wouldn't interfere with his plans. The presence of Campbell's head at the house probably means that he had come by to guard or to snoop. As for Dorothy's stepmother, Adam most likely killed her to both empty the house and to further frame Dorothy as the killer - after all, Adam has no (apparent) reason to kill her, but Dorothy does.

Question: Who are Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs?, I haven't read the books yet, so I don't know if there's anything about them in the books.

Chosen answer: They're the nicknames of Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black and James Potter. Lupin is "Mooney" because he's a werewolf (full moon, get it?), Pettigrew is Wormtail because he's a rat, Black is Padfoot because he's a dog, and Potter is prongs because he's a stag (with antlers).

Krista

Question: I remember hearing that The Lion King was the first Disney movie with no human characters, is there any truth to this?

Chosen answer: It's actually the third, the first two being Robin Hood and Bambi (no human is ever seen, only heard in Bambi).

Nick N.

Season 7 generally

Question: Did they ever explain what happened to Brendan, who was missing this season?

Chosen answer: According to the SBS website, Brendan's disappearance was never really explained. He just kind of faded out. He was hired as the cute "little" one and as he got older he wasn't as cute. When the Lamberts had the little girl, they got their cuteness factor back and didn't need as many kids around.

Question: I don't get the ending. We see Adam shot the masked person who is Dorothy, so I figured the killer was Dorothy, but reading a correction entry it states that it's obvious the killer was Adam. If the killer was Adam then how did he get Dorothy in the suit and mask and then make her attack her friend before shooting her?

Chosen answer: If you remember, Dorothy kind of stumbled into her friend from around a corner before they both fell down the stairs. Adam could have quite easily forced her into the costume and then pushed her, making her seem like she was trying to attack her friend.

Question: One trivia entry says "Look at the title Final Destination 2. Wouldn't that be kind of an oxymoron." What exactly does this mean?

Chosen answer: If it's the "final" destination, then it is, by definition, the last one, so you couldn't have a second one after that.

Xofer

Question: After Peter saves the little girl from the fire he hands her to her parents and they say her name. 1)What was her name? 2)Does she become an important part of the Spidey/Marvel universe?

Chosen answer: ##Her parents didn't actually say her name, they spoke in mandarin in which they said "My child" Also I don't think the little girl will become an important character.

Question: Who does that guy call when he says "Yeah, Maverick just quit"?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Most likely? Charlie. He probably knows that there is something between the two and lets her know which explains the following scene where Charlie walks into the bar he is at.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: On IMDB it says Scary Movie 3 spoofs Gothika, Final Destination, Darkness Falls and Bruce almighty. Does anyone know where and when these spoofs happen?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: Though I couldn't find any reference to those movies being spoofed, I think it's probably a case of people adding their own meaning to something really obscure - for instance, someone claimed (on the IMDB boards) that in the spoofed "Ring" video when the woman jumps off the cliff and hits a tree, it's a reference to a Madonna music video where she has black hair and a dress, and falls. It isn't.

Question: Anyone who has the Cube DVD, is it really true that if you put the dvd disc upside down in your player, that there is another film on it?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: Having just tried it with my copy (Region 1), no, it doesn't appear to be true.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Can you still get this film in 3D? I heard that it's only in 2D now, but does anyone actually know if there's a DVD that has it in 3D?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: It's was finally released in 3D on DVD in 2009.

Question: In the scene where Peter Parker pulls up to the theater in that beat up car from those two bad guys. What kind of car is that and what year?

Joe Campbell

Chosen answer: Corvette Stingray, most likely late 60s to early 70s.

Ryan Tsai

Answer: It was a 1967 Lincoln Continental.

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