Heather Benton

12th Dec 2013

The Birdcage (1996)

Question: When Senator Keeley thinks that the Goldmans are acting weird because of Senator Jackson's death and Albert replies to him about how it's dreadful news etc., did Albert know about Jackson's death, or did he just improvise on the spot?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Most likely, he improvises on the spot, dodging and recovering, as he did all the way through the scene.

Michael Albert

Continuity mistake: When Tony and Tia are being driven to their hotel, the same footage is shown behind them a few times e.g. A truck turning off the road when their driver shouts at an overtaking driver and a few minutes later when he shouts at the same driver again.

Heather Benton Premium member

13th Nov 2013

Santa Claus (1985)

Question: At the end of the movie when Joe goes to live with Santa and the elves at the North Pole, what would happen to Cornelia (the girl Joe and Santa befriend) after she stayed there until the next Christmas? She would have no one to look after her when she is taken back to New York, since her only relative, her step uncle floated away after eating Patch's candy canes to evade arrest.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: We don't know for sure that the uncle is her only relative, he is the only one we see in the film. She may have other family in or around the city that she may live with after her return.

Answer: She did have her nanny. She may have been strict, but was still fair, especially after eating Patch's lollipop, feeling like Mary Poppins, much to both their amusement.

Answer: She most likely would have stayed with her aunt. It was said by her nanny that B.Z. was her step-uncle so she definitely would have family to go back to.

12th Nov 2013

The World's End (2013)

Trivia: Gary's car "The Beast" is the same car that was used in the video for Mint Royale's "Blue Song", which was also directed by Edgar Wright (director of The World's End) and starred Michael Smiley and Nick Frost, who appear in this movie.

Heather Benton Premium member

12th Nov 2013

Hare Do (1949)

Continuity mistake: When Elmer realises that the old lady who attacks him is Bugs in drag, and goes back to hassle him before Bugs screams for the usher, you can see that there is no-one sitting next to Bugs, but when Bugs and Elmer show up at the theatre at the start, the whole row (save the seat on the far end where Bugs sits to start with) is filled with people.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: How his parents died is never mentioned.

4th Nov 2013

Now You See Me (2013)

Question: How does each of the tarot cards relate to the Four Horsemen member it's given to? (00:08:00)

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Atlas' represents his status as a ladies man, Henley's represents the fact that she's the lone female of the group, Woody Harrelson's shows how he is the joker of the group, and Jack's "Death" card foreshadows his "death" later on.

Brad Premium member

Actually, the Hermit card in the tarot is about introspection and reflection. I believe it speaks to the fact that Merritt is a mentalist, looking inward for his insights.

Whisper292

Question: In this movie, we meet Griff, Biff's grandson, but in the previous movie, Biff didn't seem to be any kind of relationship, so where did Griff come from? Is there any sort of explanation to Griff's parentage?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It was never really mentioned in any of the movies whether he is in a relationship with someone. Biff could have very well been, it's just never shown because he is at the McFly house in most of his on-screen time.

Casual Person

Question: Maybe I didn't pay attention when I last saw this film, but when the IMF traitor reveals to Ethan that the Julia in front of him is Davian's translator disguised as her, he says that she (the translator) failed Davian at the Vatican. How exactly did she fail him? Did I miss something?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It's stated that she's not just a translator, she's actually Davian's head of security. Given that he was snatched by Ethan's team on her watch, the depth of her failure is quite clear.

Tailkinker Premium member

22nd Aug 2013

The Truman Show (1998)

Question: Is it ever revealed what happened to Truman's real mother and father? Once he left the show, would it have been possible for him to have been able to find them?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: No, we don't get any information about them in the movie. It's stated that Truman was legally adopted by the corporation that runs the show; that being the case, Truman would probably be able to learn his true mother's identity from the adoption papers and, with any luck, track her down. Truman was an unwanted pregnancy, hence being given up for adoption, which raises the possibility that his biological father may be unknown, or at least no longer in touch with his mother, but depending on the situation, locating his father cannot be ruled out as a possibility. Given Truman's enormous fame, it's quite probable that a number of people may well appear claiming to be his parents after his escape; DNA matches would allow them to weed out the liars, so it's not implausible that one of both of his biological parents might find him, rather than him finding them.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: During the interview as they were showing the babies, it was stated that they were "unwanted babies" which means their parents didn't want them. This includes Truman.

lartaker1975

18th Aug 2013

General questions

I'm looking for a movie I watched at school. It was about a teenage girl who gives birth to a daughter, but because of her age she can't raise her, so the child is given up for adoption to a childless couple who raise her. 2 years or so later, the teenager decides that she wants her daughter back, and so goes to court to fight for her. Any help in finding this movie would be much appreciated.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: I think the name of this movie was Immediate Family. Could also be "This Child is Mine" with Nancy McKeon.

Question: When Moody is demonstrating the Cruciatus curse in front of Neville, does he know who Neville is and that it'll cause a reaction? I'm only asking since Moody is Barty Crouch Jr (who tortured Neville's parents) at this point and surely he would have realised that the demonstration could have jeopardised his whole plan by causing conflict amongst the student body, which would have led to him being found out earlier by the teachers.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Moody (Crouch) knew who Neville was and who his parents were because he was one of the wizards who tortured Frank and Alice Longbottom into insanity. The demonstration was geared more toward Harry than it was Neville, however, though Moody knew it could affect Neville the way it did. It probably wouldn't create conflict among most students, as most were dismissive and unconcerned about Neville. Most students would probably welcome being taught something they knew went against school policy. Only Hermione was really concerned about Neville.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Moody's demonstration was geared at Neville Longbottom. He needed Neville to get upset so that he could invite Neville back to his class for a cup of tea and give him the herbology book that describes gillyweed in it.

30th Jul 2013

Goldeneye (1995)

Question: At the beginning of the film, Trevelyan and Ourumov stage a hostage situation in front of Bond. Do we ever find out when they decided to set one up in the first place?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: No. It could have been at any time before he showed up in the film.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Has it ever been stated where witches and wizards go to school before they go to Hogwarts? I mean Hermione and Harry obviously went to Muggle primary school, but what about people like the Weasleys?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: According to J K Rowling, most wizarding families choose to home school their children prior to sending them to Hogwarts. A few enrol their children in nearby Muggle schools in order to give them a more rounded view of the world, but most take the home schooling option.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I've always wondered, but what is the scene about at the beginning of the film before the titles? Is it just there to showcase the team or is there another reason?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It's an excuse to show off the team, as well as the reason they are already in Eastern Europe.

LorgSkyegon

1st Apr 2013

Goldeneye (1995)

Question: This might sound stupid, but I'm just interested. When Ourumov hits Alec with the blank cartridge at the beginning, wouldn't the fact that it was shot at him from point blank cause at least some injury to Alec, like a bruise or something?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It was established in the lore and the game of this movie that he didn't actually shoot Alec in the head, nor did he use a blank. He simply aimed his gun to the right of Alec's head and shot the floor out of sight of Bond. He didn't use a blank.

Quantom X Premium member

1st Apr 2013

South Park (1997)

Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo - S1-E10

Character mistake: When the class are practising the nativity, Mrs Broflovski comes in and berates Mr Garrison for casting Kyle in the part of Joseph of Arimathea, but Joseph of Arimathea wasn't the husband of Mary, Jesus' mother, but a disciple of Jesus who helped in the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion.

Heather Benton Premium member

28th Feb 2013

Superman (1978)

Question: Maybe I haven't watched this film properly, but I never got why the Krypton Council don't believe Jor-el when he says Krypton is going to explode. Why would they question someone as powerful as him, someone who was shown to be in charge of the punishment of Zod and Co.?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: The Council believed that Jor-El was being an alarmist, that the changes in Krypton's core would only result in the planet's magnetic fields shifting rather than the beginnings of a chain reaction that would destroy the world.

Captain Defenestrator

12th Feb 2013

Licence to Kill (1989)

Question: When M comes out to tell Moneypenny off for the errors in the paperwork she did, and discovers that she authorised a search for Bond, is he angry with her for doing it or does he sympathise with her? I know it's a stupid question, but I've never been able to work it out.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It's meant to be a bit of both - he is angry she is failing her professional duties but is also worried on a personal front for Bond too. This is also seen earlier at Hemingway House, when Bond resigns and escapes. Although previously M has told Bond plainly to quit his vendetta with Sanchez, when Bond escapes, M says "God help you, 007" - ie. at the same time he sympathies with Bond. So basically he is angry on the surface, but he too is also sympathetic with Moneypenny.

swordfish

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