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I'm a chemist by training and a management consultant by profession. I've worked for everything from movie chains to the NHS.

I watch a lot of movies in theatres, DVD and online despite not owing a television.

In my spare time I conduct evil experiments on my identical twins to differentiate nature and nurture.


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comment Why would a movie that appears pornographic via it's rating (X) receive an Academy Award?
The simple answer is that the MPAA rating system is bollocks. Europeans have more rational and more sensible systems that don't have the effect of grouping porn with good general audience movies with mature adult content (by which I don't mean only sexual content).
Jan
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
21
revised OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?
typo
Jan
14
comment Why did Sherlock fake his death this way?
Thing is we don't know how Sherlock faked his death as the show only shows speculation or unreliable narration. Also I don't think there was a sniper on hold to shoot Sherlock: but there were snipers waiting to kill his friends if he didn't jump.
Jan
14
comment What happened to Budd?
Thing is he had a Hanzo sword (which implies he was a world class swordsman since Hanzo didn't just make them to be souvenirs) and he didn't sell it (though he said he did.) Maybe he got disillusioned but these things don't support the idea that he was never core the gang or not a master assassin.
Jan
5
reviewed No Action Needed In No Country for Old Men, who does Anton Chigurh work for (Why did he kill them?)
Jan
5
reviewed Reviewed Why isn't James Bond a code name?
Jan
5
comment Why isn't James Bond a code name?
I like the level of detail in your answer. But it is hard to read and follow. I'd suggest breaking up your paragraphs into smaller lumps as this might be less daunting for your audience and also doing an overall summary that actually addresses the key question. Please keep writing detailed answers but realise that votes come from clarity and focus not just detail.
Jan
5
asked OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Open A Gerard Depardieu movie
Jan
2
reviewed Leave Open Blond man who beats people and fights crime
Jan
2
reviewed Approve Blond man who beats people and fights crime
Dec
31
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
29
revised Man with painting that shows his evil/corruption, while he remains handsome
typo
Dec
29
comment Is it possible to predict the financial success of movies?
Given the number of major studios driven to bankruptcy by ill-judged investment in movies nobody went to see and the number of spectacular failures of expensive projects (even Disney took a serious accounting hit for the losses on John Carter), one would have to guess: No. Goldman was right "nobody knows anything".
Dec
29
answered Man with painting that shows his evil/corruption, while he remains handsome
Dec
24
asked What happens at the end of The Congress?
Dec
24
reviewed Close Which movie has the quote “when you gaze long into an abyss…”
Dec
23
comment Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?
Since someone tries to destroy the ring during the meeting, the council must be aware that normal forces can't destroy it. Since the point of Frodo's mission is to take it to the one place where it can be destroyed, they must know destruction is possible, if perilous.
Dec
23
asked What are the key differences between the movie Edge of Tomorrow and the original book?