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comment Early 90s animated winter fantasy?
Please provide as much detail as possible. How many "young protagonists" were there? What did they look like? What did the villain look like? Even small details you think are unimportant can be helpful.
1d
comment On Amazing Race, do the teams know in advance what the penalty will be for giving up on a task?
IANAL, but in any contest all rules (and penalties) have to be disclosed fully beforehand. The lack of surprise when an especially heavy penalty is levied is another indicator that the teams are fully aware of them.
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comment What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?
@SonnyBurnett - Yeah I had heard that they animated Black Freighter, but didn't know that they had also interwoven it with the story. Might have to check it out!
Aug
28
comment An American TV series about a group of young boys and girls
I'm guessing this is a drama series and not comedy or other genres?
Aug
18
comment Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?
Don't forget that even within the Marvel universe there are several contradicting continuities. What's another one?
Aug
18
comment Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?
Here's the thing. Those were the only Arabic words he used throughout the series. Sure they could be just random words he picked up, but why those.
Aug
15
comment Movie or episode which ends with the line, “All of my tears”
Yeah that's happened to me quite a few times. Memory can be a treacherous bastard sometimes.
Aug
11
comment Is Firefly/Serenity related to the game series Mass Effect
I can't find any official links between the two franchises. More likely than not, the writers of ME are paying homage to Firefly which has a huge following among scifi fans.
Aug
6
comment How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?
@SonnyBurnett The character of Ahmed is based on a real Arab writer/traveller with the same name. The real Ahmed did travel to the "land of the Rus", and IIRC did accompany a group of warriors for a while. What I do remember explicitly is that the disgusting scene with the warriors sharing the same bowl of water to drink and wash was lifted almost exactly from the writings of the real Ahmed bin Fadlan!
Aug
6
comment Why was Elsa locked up in Frozen?
@user13267 Nope. That was the extent of their conversation on the matter. Maybe you're remembering the "How it should've ended" video :)
Aug
1
comment Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?
Comics-wise in the 2008 relaunch (which the movie is based on) naming the team is something of a running gag for a while. IIRC, Rocket Raccoon kept coming up with "cool" names. In the end, they named themselves Guardians of the Galaxy as an homage to a previous team that held it (from an alternate universe).
Jul
22
comment How are Huey, Dewey, and Louie related to Scrooge?
@MrShibby - Wow! I haven't seen this in a loooong time! I've always loved how the triplets' dad's name is covered up.
Jul
12
comment Why hasn't Jason Statham been nominated for any awards?
I don't understand your logic here. You admit that Statham isn't as good as an actor as Bale and Eastwood, yet you still think he should get a nomination? For what?
Jul
10
comment Who was Lister's Grandmother?
The first two seasons have been mostly retconned. Not that internal consistency was ever a Red Dwarf thing.
Jul
10
comment Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?
Hollywood isn't a single entity. And it's definitely not conscious.
Jul
9
comment Why are humans often used in movies irrelevant to the story?
@PeterRaeves - Sure they could do it without the humans, but it wouldn't be as powerful. Having a human dimension explains the existence of the LEGO universe and gives it purpose. Otherwise it would just be another movie riding on a franchise (like Smurfs for instance). And the only other toy that you can substitute LEGOs with are other brick systems, or the whole order vs. chaos motif is gone. The neat thing about the movie is that both the human world and the LEGO world explain and compliment each other. The LEGOs needed humans, just as the humans needed the LEGOs.
Jul
9
comment Why are humans often used in movies irrelevant to the story?
I'll have to object that the inclusion of humans in Lego Movie was irrelevant. The human side of the conflict was the story, and is what elevates this good movie into a brilliant one. Best one this year definitely.
Jul
9
comment What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?
One of my favorite scenes!
Jul
8
comment What were Norma and Gloria doing in the season 2 finale?
@DrRDizzle - Another clue I suppose is the ingredients. I remember seeing eggs and dog hair. The way the concoction was delivered (blown in Vee's direction) is another clue. And I guess if Norma was desperate enough to try making cyanide from apple seeds then she'd be willing to try the supernatural.
Jun
25
comment Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?
@YungHummmma - In the show, Littlefinger explains the necklace part to her later, and in the books she figures it out herself. In both cases she is now accessory to murder for the simple fact that the kangaroo court of Westeros would believe she purposely smuggled the poison in. Putting the poison crystal in the necklace allowed Littlefinger to make Sansa part of the conspiracy without her knowing it.