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Question: I heard this movie was a remake or a compilation of different themes used in 1950's mars B-movie remakes. What are some of the themes of the movies that this movie takes? Such as, In Mars Attacks they use the music to kill the aliens I believe is a rip from a 50's movie where they use sound waves to down martian spaceships. What movie was that?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: While the movie is a parody of the 50's sci-fi B-movies, the film is actually based on the Topps 1962 science fiction trading card collection called "Mars Attacks!", which tells the tale of the Martians' attack.

Bishop73

Question: How does Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man know Amélie is looking for Bretodeau/Bredoteau aka The Box Man. He says "I've lived here for five years. This is the first time we've met." Then adding that he never goes out on the landing, they're all creeps. So my question is who told him Amélie was looking for The Box Man? Lucien the grocer boy maybe? As he delivers to his flat. Or maybe Madeleine Wallace the Concierge (00:26:20)

Paul Andrews

Chosen answer: The Glass Man isn't as reclusive as he tells Amelie; he obviously talks to many people and spies on them with his binoculars (he knows all about Amelie's revenge on the grocer and the letter she wrote to Mrs. Wells). It isn't revealed where he got the specific information about Amelie's search for Dominique Bredoteau.

jle

Question: Did the British soldiers take the monkey, Jack, into prison with the other pirates?

Jackie Menechino

Chosen answer: Obviously not, as after the credits we see Jack (the monkey) swim up to the chest, grab a gold piece and turn back into an undead monkey.

Grumpy Scot

Question: A trivia entry for this movie reads: "One of the droids in the arena battle has 1138 written on his back." Forgive my ignorance, but this means... what, exactly?

Macalou

Chosen answer: George Lucas first movie (made in college I think) was called THX-1138. It is referenced from time to time in a lot of his movies.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When the Witch King and the main orc are looking at Minas Tirith from Osgiliath, the Witch King says, "Do not stop the attack until the city is taken..." and so on, but I couldn't catch what the orc said after that, followed by the Witch King saying, "I will break him." What does he say?

Chosen answer: He says "What of the white wizard?".

Azureth

Question: What does Ada say to her daughter at the table at the end of the film?

Answer: I hear "Grace Inman, nobody said you could eat."

Chosen answer: I don't know the exact words, but she says something like, "No one told you to eat yet, Miss Inman." This was probably just to let the audience know for sure that she was Inman's daughter from their one night together.

Question: At the start of the film, when Cameron is in Ms Perky's office she tells him Padua won't be any different from his old school and then points at the window. What does she say at this point?

Chosen answer: She says "Same little a*s-wipe sh*t for brains everywhere."

princesskelli

Question: During the battle at Minas Tirith, what are those red dots that flash in the center of the screen? They appear when one of Gondor's catapults is fired, then when a couple of the orc's catapults are fired, also when the tower door is lowered for the orcs that attack Gandalf & Pippin.

Chosen answer: The red dots you see are part of a really stupid scheme to foil internet piracy of movies. They are known as the CAPS code and were developed by Kodak. Lately they have been showing up more and more often in films. A good discussion can be seen at http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=162471 if you are interested in learning more.

Phil C.

The Rowdyruff Boys - S1-E12

Question: The Episode titled The Rowdyruff Boys was banned from YTV in Canada. Why?

Chosen answer: A representative for the broadcast company refused to say why, only that it was the "content" of the episode. A search of the term 'rowdyruff' on a search engine returns a multitude of XXX related sites. Perhaps this may lean to an explanation.

Macalou

Question: What is the translation of 006's words when he holds the gun to Bond's head in the dark toward the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: "Don't even breathe. Where are the others?"

Question: When Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey are at the laundromat, they are playing cards. All of a sudden the old man in the background starts laughing. Then Bette and Barbara start laughing? Is this a laugh fest?

Chosen answer: The man laughs because he is mentally challenged, and Bette and Barbara just begin to laugh at him. A bit un-PC.

Ral0618

The Regina Monologues - S15-E4

Question: Whatever happened to the scene where Prime Minister Tony Blair hands Homer a cup of tea and Homer pours it on the carpet behind his back? I saw a picture of this in a newspaper and I was slightly disappointed this didn't appear.

Chosen answer: A lot of scenes are filmed for the show and cut out for various reasons, yet still make it into ads for the show. This was probably one of them.

Xofer

Show generally

Question: What happened to Marrion from the first series? She wasn't seen or mentioned in series two.

Chosen answer: She's not in it. There is a woman called Joyce, who could be seen as a replacement, but she has a much smaller part. I haven't heard why this happened.

Ian Hudson

Question: Julia Roberts refers to the term "snow blowing" and states that she heard it described in a movie. Is this really a reference to a movie?

Chosen answer: You can see the reference in Kevin Smith's first movie Clerks. Whether or not she's referencing that particular movie or not is debatable.

Nikki

Show generally

Question: Can anyone tell me the name of the episode in which Henry Blake is killed? Also, which series does this episode appear in?

Chosen answer: He dies in the last episode of Season 3, entitled "Abyssinia, Henry".

jle

Question: I was just wondering if anyone knew the name of the song that Sam Rockwell does the snazzy little dance to near the end of the movie?

Chosen answer: If it is the one I am thinking about, it is called Simon Says by Pharoahe Monch.

T Poston

Question: What is the translation of the Chinese drinking game Roy and Chon play?

Chosen answer: One crab with eight feet, painted horns - what a big crab./ Blinking eyes, shrinking head,/ crawling, crawling everywhere./ Two and Two, who should drink?/ Three and three, who drink first?/ Five and Five, who should drink?/ Two and two, you drink first.

Macalou

Question: Can anyone translate the lyrics of the song that the woman in club Selensio is singing? Or at least the meaning of the lyrics.

Chosen answer: The song is Roy Orbison's "Crying". Lyrics can be found at "http://www.lyricsdepot.com/roy-orbison/crying.html"

jle

Question: Can anyone translate what Adam and his dad are saying when Adam is a teenager and they are in the classroom?

Chosen answer: Adam: Tempus fugit (Latin) = Time flies. Dad: Que les bons temps roulent! (French) = How good times roll! Adam: Geradeaus, dann links (German) = Straightforward, then left. Dad: Sorgen Sie bitte dafür, dass die [das] Gepäck sorgfältig behandelt werden [wird] (German) = Please make sure that this luggage will be treated carefully. Adam: Haben Sie etwas Nettes in Leder? (German) = Do you have something nice in leather?

Alone Again Natura-Diddly - S11-E14

Question: In the scene that shows Maude's funeral they show tombstones of previous Simpsons characters that have been killed. I had seen the episodes that had featured the deaths of Bleeding Gums Murphy, Grandpa's girlfriend and Frank Grimes but not Dr. Marvin Monroe. Is there an actual episode where they show the death of Dr. Marvin Monroe? It would be very helpful if you can show all the necessary information (episode name, season, storyline etc.)

Chosen answer: They don't actually have an episode that shows Dr. Monroe's death. Besides the tombstone, the only mentions of his death are in Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part II), when they have the Marvin Monroe Memorial Hospital, and a brief mention in the The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular. This link gives the explanation: http://www.snpp.com/guides/lisa-3.html3.3.2

Kathy Tjarks

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