toby1kenobi

29th Jan 2011

General questions

Is there an alien that looks like a praying mantis in any of the Alien movies? I used to have a toy of it.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: I don't think so, but I do remember the toy line. They made several "species" of alien that weren't featured in the films.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: In Alien 3, there is an alien that runs on two legs, keeping its arms like a praying mantis. Ripley, says it's different from the other aliens she encountered.

25th Jan 2011

Shutter Island (2010)

Question: Is he actually sane at the end? I ask this because it looks like he makes them think he is insane so they will give him a lobotomy, and in that way he could forget about killing his kids indirectly.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: I think it's meant to be ambiguous, as nothing's explicitly stated either way. My take was the same as yours, namely that he'd rather die as a good man than live as a monster, to reference the line he says, but him still being actually insane also fits.

Jon Sandys Premium member

14th Dec 2010

General questions

I'm looking for the name of a movie that, forgive me it's all I can remember, a horse being divided by several sheets of glass which spread apart and the horse is still alive. Does anyone have any ideas?

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: The Cell, starring Jennifer Lopez and Vincent d'Onofrio. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958/.

Sereenie

11th Dec 2010

Red Dawn (1984)

Question: Where can I find out who the extras were in the movie? My uncle was one of the paratroopers at the beginning, I just want to know which one, and no I can't call him.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: I was one of the actual paratroopers in the movie. There were at least two different companies providing the extra's. The company that provided the actual paratroopers was Delta Productions, Inc. owned by John Early who owned the Parachute Center in Albuquerque, NM. John was a former Green Beret and professional soldier and was hired to be the technical adviser to the film. As far as I know, Delta Productions is no longer in business. The other company that hired extras provided the non-paratrooper extras. I do not have any information concerning that company but I do know that most were locals who lived in Las Vegas, NM. I know this because I met one of them in the Marine Corps years later. To answer your actual question, I have no knowledge if that information was kept other than those companies that hired them.

11th Dec 2010

General questions

Okay it is a 70's-80's movie where this one area has been contaminated with something and the animals that are there get really mutated. The only things I remember was a mutated bear was attacking some peoples tents, and that a woman became contaminated because she ate a fish.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: Prophecy (1979) directed by John Frankenheimer - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079758

Sierra1 Premium member

7th Dec 2010

Flushed Away (2006)

Trivia: Watch when Roddy and Rita are going to her house. On the outside, the walls have newspaper clippings. If you read what is written on them, it talks about the events of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

toby1kenobi

13th Nov 2010

General questions

I don't know if it is a movie or a show but there is this gargoyle thing and for some reason he is apologizing to this guy and then munches on him. It was live action. Sorry for not having a lot of details.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: Might be "Tales From the Darkside", 1990. It's actually tree short stories in one movie, the last one being "Lover's Vow", which did have a gargoyle. This description sounds like the last scene of that tale, and I've never seen another movie with a gargoyle that talked.

alrats

11th Nov 2010

General questions

I am trying to find the name of a movie. I know a bit of the plot: it is set in some fantasy world and there is this teenage girl talking to this teenage boy and they are watching these unicorns. The girl ends up petting the unicorns and she is then chased by goblins or something and winds up being captured by a devil dude.

toby1kenobi

Chosen answer: The film is "Legend", from 1985. The girl is Mia Sara, the boy Tom Cruise, the devil dude Tim Curry. All of whom probably want to forget they were in it...

Ioreth

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