MikeH

16th Jul 2016

Stuart Little (1999)

Question: Why aren't Mr and Mrs Little surprised to see a talking mouse?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It's a fantasy world, like Harry Potter and the Narnia movies.

16th Jul 2016

Stuart Little (1999)

Question: How come the humans can understand mice and birds, but not cats?

MikeH

Answer: Since there no scenes of cats trying to communicate with humans, we don't actually know if humans can understand them or not. It may be that cats can communicate with humans, but simply choose not to.

Answer: Because it's a movie when talking animals is possible but not all animals can talk to humans.

12th Jul 2016

The Dark Knight (2008)

12th Jul 2016

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Chosen answer: The whole phrase is "di di mao", which basically mean go now, or hurry up.

MasterOfAll

11th Jul 2016

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Chosen answer: Spoiler alert: Psychiatrists help their patients in a variety of ways. Generally, they begin by developing rapport, establishing an empathetic relationship, and trying to understand the patient's perspective and how he views the world. Some therapeutic approaches are based on the notion that the relationship between therapist and patient is the prime source of healing. Many psychiatrists would also prescribe medication to ameliorate what they would almost assuredly view as psychotic symptoms. But in this case, I think Dr. Crowe has a sense, throughout, that his young patient's experiences are more than hallucinations. Cole's stories resonate with him at a deep level, as he is also struggling internally and subconsciously with his own (as we will later learn) ambiguous position between life and death. I don't think there's a point where Dr. Crowe changes his mind, per se. He develops. And in the process, he definitely assists Cole in overcoming his fears, as well. During the film, they heal one another.

Michael Albert

Answer: I would have to rewatch, but it seems at one point he is humoring him, but maybe deep down has a feeling that he is not totally crazy, but then he goes and listens to the tape and hears a dead person and realises that there is such a thing as seeing dead people. This is why he tries to help cole cope after that, not be cured.

11th Jul 2016

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Question: Mel Gibson says "They killed them both." I know he's referring to his wife, but who's the second person?

MikeH

Question: Near the end of the film, Stephen asks Jane how long he has to live, and she says two years. But I thought they already established he had two years near the start of the film. Can someone please explain this?

MikeH

Chosen answer: Throughout his existence, prognoses of the life expectancy for Dr. Stephen Hawking have been repeatedly offered and then surpassed. He continues to amaze with not only his brilliance, but his resilience. In this case it sounds like a callback to the initial estimate, which was demonstrably inaccurate.

Michael Albert

11th Jul 2016

Copycat (1995)

Audio problem: When Foley is shot several times, at one point we see a bullet hit him, but we don't hear a gunshot.

MikeH

Revealing mistake: When Bond's arm is scratched underwater, there's blood on his arm before it's scratched.

MikeH

8th Jul 2016

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Question: In the nightclub, Mel Gibson shoots a guy who says "Hey, what are you..." Was he a bad guy, or was he just a random citizen?

MikeH

Chosen answer: He was one of Hunsacker's men.

8th Jul 2016

The Negotiator (1998)

Question: Why did Kevin Spacey shoot Samuel L Jackson? I know he wanted to fake his death, but he could've actually died. He could've just shot him with a blank. Also, did Samuel L Jackson know he was about to get shot?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It's unlikely in the extreme that Kevin Spacey would have a blank round on him. He had to actually shoot him so he'd bleed and appear dead. Remember, both characters were improvising.

Question: I heard there's a scene in the credits where Eddie's bunkmate is snorting cocaine, but I just can't find it. Could I please have a little help?

MikeH

28th Jun 2016

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Chosen answer: Like any cinematic depiction of ANY behavior, "Leaving Las Vegas" is a depiction of extremes of behavior. Keep in mind that Nic Cage wasn't merely trying to catch a buzz in this film, he was trying to commit suicide-by-alcohol, which is extreme. If anything, Nic Cage's performance was far too animated and articulate for someone dying of alcoholism. Seldom are the final, terminal stages of alcoholism worthy of depiction in a feature film. So, the answer is no.

Charles Austin Miller

28th Jun 2016

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Question: How did Nicolas Cage manage to keep his job for so long? You'd think he'd get fired for coming to work drunk the first time.

MikeH

Chosen answer: On the contrary, the social contacts at work typically tolerate, sympathize with, and even enable alcoholics and other substance abusers, because many of the other employees are also similarly (and secretly) engaged in addictive behavior of their own to varying degrees. Usually, no action is taken until the addictive behavior starts affecting company income, insurance and morale. So, some substance abusers can lead lengthy careers within a company before the hammer falls.

Charles Austin Miller

27th Jun 2016

The Green Mile (1999)

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Suggested correction: Too vague. The girls are represented by dummies and the scene is consistent.

MovieFan612 Premium member

22nd Jun 2016

Taxi Driver (1976)

Question: Why was Travis labeled a hero at the end and not arrested? He murdered several people.

MikeH

Chosen answer: One theory about the end of the film is that it is Travis' dying thoughts, but this is not the view of Scorsese or writer Paul Schrader...they intended the ending to be ambiguous and an ironic critique of the media's, and the public's, reaction to and interpretation of violence (Travis is hailed as a hero for rescuing Iris, but we can imagine a very different reaction had he followed his original plan of assassinating a senator). Interestingly, when the film was originally shown on television, the following "disclaimer" of sorts accompanied the closing credits: "In the aftermath of violence, the distinction between hero and villain is sometimes a matter of interpretation or misinterpretation of facts. 'Taxi Driver' suggests that tragic errors can be made. The Filmmakers."

Continuity mistake: When Bond shoots a Blofeld look-alike, he falls onto the couch, but in the next shot he's on the floor. He couldn't have rolled off the couch, because he's on his back on both the ouch and the floor, and we don't hear him hit the floor.

MikeH

Audio problem: When the man at the very start is being interrogated about the location of Blofeld, he says "Ciaro", but his lips don't move.

MikeH

Other mistake: When the man at the start is thrown through the room and his head hits the wall, the picture briefly freezes.

MikeH

22nd Jun 2016

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Chosen answer: There is no clear answer as to her fate, only that J reminds K in the second MIB movie that K's wife left him, which K answered with a punch to J's face.

Scott215

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