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Artist, filmmaker and traditional animator.

Eater of sausages and student of squirrels.


Dec
24
comment Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?
Add this as an answer, Dan, as you have it right. Just change the spelling to Alderaan. The plotline isn't confused - they were on their way to Alderaan, their destination was gone, they chase the TIE fighter, get pulled into the Death Star and then Artoo alerts them to the fact that Leia is being held on board - that's when Luke coerces Han into rescuing her with the lure of reward.
Dec
24
comment Identify movie: [comically] breaking stuff around the house with his penis
Yes - the vase breaking takes place towards the end of the film in the mansion.
Dec
20
comment Has the continuity timeline been established for the new X-men movies?
BTW - TylerShads just highlighted the whole professor X conundrum. Perhaps my addendum was misleading. I am about to add some more! Feel free to dig in :)
Dec
20
comment Has the continuity timeline been established for the new X-men movies?
Nice answer - thanks. I'll see what else gets written before committing to a super check mark ;)
Dec
20
comment Did George Lucas try to acquire the rights to 'The Lord Of The Rings' / 'The Hobbit'?
Good point, Oliver. That said, these guys know everything there is to know about George and the company, so I'll trust I'll their judgement. But you are correct, this isn't conclusive.
Dec
20
comment Did George Lucas try to acquire the rights to 'The Lord Of The Rings' / 'The Hobbit'?
Just as an aside, I asked this question on Facebook to a couple of friends of mine who are fairly high up in the Lucasfilm ranks, and they claimed that this rumor isn't true. Lucas certainly saw Tolkien's work as an influence, but he didn't actively seek to acquire the rights.
Dec
20
comment Are there any plans to make a sequel to the film Evolution (2001)
I found it for you :) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienators:_Evolution_Continues
Dec
20
comment Are there any plans to make a sequel to the film Evolution (2001)
Doubtful there would ever be a sequel to it as it performed so badly. However, there was a short-lived animated show on Fox Kids based on the film. Another Ghostbusters similarity?
Dec
20
comment Who is the man in the credit scene in The Amazing Spider-Man?
Ahem... anyone see the news lately? :)
Dec
19
comment Why is Michael Mann's The Keep currently unavailable?
Not that I am aware of.
Dec
9
comment Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?
I'm trying to keep this reply spoiler-free, but 'yes' to your first sentence.
Nov
24
comment What is Bruce's alibi in the end?
I just meant the choice of lens and post-production color timing et al to make the shot seem more 'dreamy'. 'Heavily filtered' was probably a poor choice of phrase.
Oct
7
comment Water as a symbol in Fatal Attraction
Water is traditionally used as a metaphor for rebirth - not particularly relevant in Fatal Attraction though. BTW - did you know the film was based on Madam Butterfly? The international version was different from the US release, which made Alex more of a monster, less of a victim.
Aug
26
comment Why did Alan Parker disown Angel Heart (1987)?
Thanks for the links - interesting stuff.
Aug
11
comment Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?
I removed the down vote as this is a pretty interesting question - however, as it is pointed out, your answer was indeed available in the link you supplied, so a little more digging wouldn't have hurt.
Aug
6
comment Is the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk meant to be a spiritual sequel to the 2003 version?
Although they totally changed the origin story for Incredible Hulk, making it more in line with the TV show than Lee's version.
Aug
5
comment What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?
Great question. +1
Aug
3
comment What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?
Good point about Bruce's own aborted branding.
Aug
3
comment What kind of Replicant is Deckard?
I like to think that too - so do you not subscribe to the 'official' take by Sir Ridders that he is a replicant, hinted at by the inclusion of the unicorn dream?
Aug
3
comment What kind of Replicant is Deckard?
Yep, thanks for correcting my correction that I made after seeing the incorrect version on the right :)