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Question: When Stanley is driving the old banger of a car he got while his was being fixed, it is running very badly, but you see it keeps braking and the tyres screech. Why would the car keep braking like that?

pierpp

Chosen answer: Its just a sound effect. A car can brake like that if it has worn, uneven pads.

Kirill Ostapenko

Question: Could someone please explain the end to me? Why was Julie a different person at the end when she was in her father's office?

Linda Rauda

Chosen answer: Julie was not the publisher's daughter. Julia, who we see at the end, is the real daughter - given that Sarah doesn't seem very surprised to see Julia at the end (and the reaction of the secretary proves she's known to everyone), the most likely explanation is that the entire sequence in France is in fact the content of Sarah's book, and never really happened.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: After J neuralizes the video store guy he says 'Hey Ma' and then picks up a shovel. What was he going to do with that, kill his mom?

Chosen answer: Yes. That was the joke. He was told something like 'get rid of your mother, and get on with your life'.

J I Cohen

Question: Relating to the question about Apocalypse, what were his/her powers?

Chosen answer: According to UncannyXmen.net, Apocalypse's powers are metahuman strength, speed, endurance, and reflexes, megamorphic power which allows him to assume any human form, grow to tremendous size, or reshape his body composition at will, the ability to discharge concussive plasma blasts, teleportation, and the ability to absorb outside sources of power to increase his own abilites.

Xofer

Question: What is the name of the Monet painting that Thomas Crown loaned to the museum?

Chosen answer: It's not actually a Monet. The painting is called "The Artist's Garden at Eragny", painted in 1898 by the French painter Camille Pissarro.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is the tea ceremony a real tradition or was it made up for the movie?

Chosen answer: It's real. The tea ceremony was orignally used as a way to relax Samurai who were about to go into battle. It's very complicated and has many rules to remember and the participants are only allowed to speak about the tea itself. The point is to keep the Samurai's mind off the battle as much as possible.

RJR99SS

Question: When Reese finds Sasha's body, you can hear Sasha's voice saying something over and over again, as if on a loop. Does anyone know a) what she's saying and b) what's causing it?

Shay

Chosen answer: She is saying "I'm not stuck, he is!" which was what the caller was saying when she was disconnected.

Question: Does anyone know the name of the song that is played on the ad for Peter Pan?

Chosen answer: 'Clocks' by Coldplay.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: What are the name and artist of the song that is playing after Ali is driving to Staines, near the beginning of the film? The lyrics are repeatedly "wicked" or "wickit" or something like that.

Chosen answer: It's called Incredible, by M-Beat featuring General Levy.

Daniel Wilkie

Question: Is Leatherface based on a real person? If so, how close did they stick to the source material? Did he wear other peoples faces?

Chosen answer: He's loosely based on Ed Gein, who made household objects and clothing out of human skin (mainly from corpses stolen from graveyards, but also from at least two murders that he committed). Gein also inspired Norman Bates of Psycho, and Buffalo Bill of Silence of the Lambs. See http://www.houseofhorrors.com/gein.htm.

J I Cohen

Question: What happened to Frodo's Mithril vest? After the orcs remove it at the borders of Mordor we never see it again. Surely Frodo would not leave something behind that is 'worth more than all the Shire', as Gandalf said in Fellowship.

Chosen answer: In the Extended cut, we see what happens to it. It is taken by the orcs and paraded in front of Aragorn's forces at the Black Gate by a character known as the Mouth of Sauron (effectively a spokesperson), taunting them that Frodo has failed in his mission. It was retrieved after the battle and returned to Frodo after his rescue from Mordor.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Who Is Annette? Two Quotes: "Nobody's Jugs Are Bigger Than Annette's" and during the Sandra Dee song "Would you pull that crap with Annette"... My question is who is she?

Chosen answer: Annette Funicello, a movie star from the 50s who was known for her bosom and roles in beach/surfer themed movies. She was also one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Ral0618

Question: Can anyone please tell me what Tony says to Rebenga as he is stabbing him in the prison camp? It sort of sounds like, "I'm gonna pay you f***." But that doesn't make sense.

Chosen answer: He said, "From a friend you fu**ed."

T Poston

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Question: Has the cause of Rex's headaches been explained and does he still have them?

Chosen answer: They haven't mentioned them in a long time. Once they stopped trying to make him look guilty his headaches suddenly disappeared. It may still be explained later as the SK storyline is supposed to not be tied up till early 2005.

Jack's Revenge

Question: Can someone please explain the theory behind Tumbler's "Stranger" move? It's been bugging what he means by it.

Chosen answer: He sits on his hand until it goes numb, and then masturbates. "Stranger" refers to the fact that it feels like someone else is doing the work for you.

Nick N.

Question: Sgt. Eversman says that none of it would have happened if Blackburn hadn't fallen. I don't understand in what way his fall started things.

Chosen answer: If he hadn't fallen they wouldn't have had to send men down to retrieve him with the stretcher etc., and they would have gotten out of the area immediately.

Nick N.

Question: Why is the pale blond man not considered a deserter? He looks old enough to fight, and not too old not to, but I don't understand why he didn't go to war.

Chosen answer: He was part of the "homeguard" which was the group of men who stayed behind to guard their towns during the war. It was basically a legal excuse to not fully participate in the battles.

Question: Bit of a silly question, but what happened to Felicity Shagwell? She appears to have disappeared after the Spy Who Shagged Me, did Austin just forget about her?

Chosen answer: Felicity Shagwell was originally in the beginning of Austin Powers in Goldmember, but her scene was cut from the final film and has not appeared on any DVD releases. Because of that we do not actually know the reason why she decided to leave Austin.

Question: Why is it that in such a highly technological society, the humans must do with a group of APUs shooting two machine guns and a large tower firing several other machine guns. Why don't they have something like tank shells or impact grenades as they seem like they would be a lot more destructive power?

Chosen answer: The APU use tank piercing bullets that are more suited then projectiles. And an invasion straight into the dock was never thought of.

Kirill Ostapenko

Question: For the card game at Hatchet Harry's: one of the rules is that an open man can't see a blind one. I'm only familiar with "blind" referring to forced bets at certain spots on the table (e.g. the opening antes for Texas Hold 'Em). For this it seems to be a designation of the bet, for example when Harry counters Eddie's 10K, open, with 20K, blind, which is then topped by 20K, open. Could someone explain to me what open/blind means?

Chosen answer: When you play a poker hand blind (I think it's in 5 card draw poker) you bet without looking at your cards and so you don't get the chance to change any cards. The others that are betting against you (the opens) have seen their cards, exchanged as many of their 5 cards as they want but then have to double your bet amount.

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