Bunch Son

3rd Jun 2022

La La Land (2016)

Question: When Sebastian and Mia were about to kiss in the theater, the lights suddenly turned on and the movie stopped. Why? (00:54:10 - 00:54:33)

Bunch Son

Answer: The projector broke. The lights came on so that the staff could come in and tell everyone what happened.

Casual Person

3rd Jun 2022

La La Land (2016)

Question: After the party, the visitors line up to get their own car keys. An employee was checking the keys to return them. And Mia in the line, desperately asks Sebastian to grab her keys instead. Why couldn't she just go get her keys herself if Sebastian can right away? And why would they keep all the keys in there in the first place? That looked weird to me. Is it common in the United States? (00:30:30 - 00:31:13)

Bunch Son

3rd Jun 2022

La La Land (2016)

Question: At the pool, a band takes song requests from a crowd. Mia requests a song titled "I Ran." It seems like Sebastian got offended by that. He even complains about it to Mia after the performance. I don't know about the song. What's wrong with that song? I'm curious.

Bunch Son

Answer: He was mainly deflecting. When they first met, Sebastian ran away from Mia. So when she requested "I Ran", she was teasing him. He was already playing in an 80's cover band, knew the song, and was playing a keytar, which is very 80's synth pop instrument. The band A Flock of Seagulls (who sang "I Ran") were an 80's synth pop band. She was saying how rude he was when they first met and he was trying to come up with something to say she was being rude about.

Bishop73

Answer: Sebastian views himself as a "serious musician" whose real passion in life is playing jazz, and thinks that that form of music is dying out. He doesn't take joy in playing mainstream, well known 80s pop songs; they're not his preferred style and probably doesn't consider them to be "real music" (Kind of like how Martin Scorsese said Marvel movies weren't "real cinema").

Casual Person

Question: While the sheep were counted, Aguirre said to Jack and Ennis "Some of these never went up there with you." with a frustrated look. What does he mean?

Bunch Son

Answer: He means they've brought back sheep that weren't part of the original herd, which implies they didn't completely separate them from the Chilean sheep earlier in the film.

Question: After Frank fell to his death, Jack and Jason stay in the tent for the night. Jason has things dropped from his bag, and he puts something (looks like a tin can maybe?) into the bag right away and Jack notices it and stares at him with some kind of betrayed looks on his face. Does it imply Jason was keeping food or water for himself behind Jack's back? Please explain the scene.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: It's their last can of Sterno...basically, canned jellied alcohol (or ethanol) that can be lit on fire and used as a localized heat source. It's common amongst campers, as it can be used as a burner or to heat a small tent, which is how they've been using it. The look they exchange is an unspoken acknowledgement that if they don't get more fuel, or find somewhere warm, they will freeze to death soon.

Question: In the bar, Jack walks up to the guy named Jimbo who played rodeo clown and offers to pay for his beer. Did Jack hit on him?

Bunch Son

Answer: Not exactly, just kind of feeling out the situation to see if Jimbo might be amenable. Jimbo seems to sense what's going on and lets Jack know he's not interested.

Question: After a storm, Jack and Ennis see the sheep all mixed up with someone else's sheep and Jack says "Get on in there and untangle 'em Chilean sheep out of ours." What does he mean by Chilean sheep? They are not in Chile. The sheep all looked the same. I'm curious.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: The sheep are not Chilean, but the shepherds are. In the original script, Jack tries to talk to them, but they do not speak English and neither he nor Ennis speaks Spanish. This was cut, but we can still hear the Chilean shepherds speaking Spanish to one another while they try to separate the herds.

Question: When Balin meets with Dwalin in Bilbo's home, he says "Sharp enough for both of us." before they headbutt each other. What exactly does he mean?

Bunch Son

Answer: They're brothers who've been apart for awhile and greet each other with good-natured verbal barbs. When Balin says, "sharp enough for both of us," he jokingly means he's the smarter of the two. The head butt is their version of a hug.

raywest Premium member

23rd Feb 2022

Dolittle (2020)

Question: The gang meet the prisoner Jeff on the ship given by Rassouli. After his first appearance, he never shows up in the rest of the movie. What happened to him? Were his scenes edited out?

Bunch Son

16th Feb 2022

Dolittle (2020)

Question: How did Lady Rose enter Dolittle's sanctuary?

Bunch Son

7th Feb 2022

Dolittle (2020)

Question: In the chess scene, why does the gorilla turn around and stick out his butt all of a sudden?

Bunch Son

7th Feb 2022

Dolittle (2020)

Question: At the beginning, in the animation cut, Dolittle frees the gorilla from a cage, and he gives a blanket or cape-looking thing to the gorilla who seems to very much like it. What exactly is that and what does it suggest?

Bunch Son

Answer: Like any rescue victim, he was giving him comfort and aid.

3rd Feb 2022

Dolittle (2020)

Question: At the beginning, Dolittle was scared because a boy broke in his territory, so he says to Chee-Chee, "Possum, play dead." Why does he call the gorilla possum? Chee-Chee is a gorilla, not a possum. Also Possum is not his name nor nickname.

Bunch Son

Answer: 'Playing possum' is slang for pretending to be dead, as possums sometimes do that to avoid predators.

Brian Katcher

Answer: Opossums will go into a state where they appear dead when threatened, thus the term "playing possum." Dolittle was just saying to act like a opossum and play dead.

Bishop73

Question: When Arne was in prison, Father Newman comes to Arne's cell at night and secretly gives him a vial of holy water. Arne tried to commit suicide with the shards from the vial at the end. Was Father Newman possessed too? I don't understand why Father Newman would give it to Arne at night in secret.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: It's been a while since I've seen the film, but I believe Father Newman was giving Arne the holy water to protect himself and use as a tool against the demon. I don't think there was any indication Newman was possessed. He probably gave it to Arne in secret so the guards wouldn't confiscate it, since it could be broken and used to hurt himself or others.

TedStixon

Question: The woman who cursed David and Arne, is she a living human or a ghost? She seems to teleport like a ghost but from the way her father tells about her, she is still alive at that moment. I'm confused.

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: She's basically a witch/occultist. She uses magic and curses and whatnot, which might explain why she seems to be able to do unnatural things. But she is most definitely alive and not a ghost.

TedStixon

Question: The reporter on the TV says that Bruno Sauls, the owner of Brookfield Boarding Kennels was stabbed 22 times by Arne Johnson. And another victim, Katie was also stabbed 22 times by her best friend, Jessica. Why 22 in particular?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: Maybe just to show the correlation between both cases?

Answer: Just an apple for the teacher, perhaps because SpongeBob is a polite and old-fashioned student. No special significance.

Question: After a phone call, William tries to take his wife and daughter and leave the town. In the car, his wife asks him why he is a such a hurry to leave, he says "Leaving. That's what they want. So they can destroy my life's work." Who does he refer to and why would "they" try to destroy his life's work?

Bunch Son

Answer: He is talking about the Umbrella corporation stealing his work, specifically, the G-Virus, so they can weaponize the virus. If the process goes well, Umbrella will take credit for it, but if the process goes poorly, Umbrella will blame Birkin for the failure, either way, Birkin loses.

12th Jan 2022

Alive (1993)

Question: When the trio first found the tail, Nando writes "Go Up 18 Still Alive" in the tail. The fuselage is lower than the tail because after the tail was detached, the fuselage slid far down. The trio had to climb up the mountain to find the tail. So why does he write "up" instead of "down"?

Bunch Son

14th Oct 2021

Stranger Things (2016)

Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister - S2-E7

Question: At the beginning, Eleven overhears Becky Ives call the police and talk about her. Becky wanted the police to come and take Eleven. Why would Becky betray Eleven all of a sudden? Earlier, she told Eleven to stay with her in the house while showing her own room. She even said she could get Eleven a real bed. Change of mind that soon?

Bunch Son

Answer: She said that to try to make her feel calm and "at home" in a way.

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