7,891 reputation
42975
bio website
location
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 9 hours ago

a fan of smart sci-fi movies and other intelligent films, as well as classic TV shows from the 80s and 90s, plus some of today's TV fare


May
22
comment Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?
@Liath, the chip is far from anonymous. First, it comes from the casino, meaning an investigator would know the employer was in contact with the casino. Also, the chip was not a regular $5 chip, but entitled its holder to a briefcase stuffed with cash, so obviously the employer worked with the casino to set that up. Overall, for an investigator, the chip would be a valuable "lead" -- just as it was for Bond.
May
22
awarded  plot-explanation
May
22
accepted In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?
May
21
asked In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?
May
21
revised Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?
deleted 47 characters in body
May
21
answered Why is a casino token used as payment in Skyfall?
May
19
comment Why didn't Michael Scott appear in the Q&A panel in the Finale episode of The Office?
+1 great q... so weird that Michael was just ignored
May
17
comment Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
+1 you raise good points. IMHO he was truly overpowered by Dim & Georgie when they hold his head in water, and could not fight back at that point. And the Beethoven-suicide scene is a dream-metaphor (this being a Kubrick film) for Alex finally "growing up" -- leaving behind his out-of-control youth for a more socially acceptable (but still self-serving) adulthood. For more details: collativelearning.com/ACO%20chapter%2018%20.html
May
15
comment Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
+1 though keep in mind, if he revealed that he was faking by defending himself, he might have been put back in prison. So he might have had a good reason to not defend himself.
May
15
answered Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
May
12
comment Why did Jose give Cole the gun?
@atticae, young Cole was indeed at the airport when the redheaded scientist opened the first virus vial at the baggage check. The movie does not explain why young Cole was not infected. I've always assumed he (and other survivors) were spared just by randomness -- perhaps some sort of mutation that made them immune, or perhaps they just got lucky and didn't inhale the same toxic air particles that claimed others around them.
May
10
answered Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?
May
7
comment In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?
+1 Thanks for insight. I just updated question to ask if either the maneuvers OR the turbulence itself could have caused later failure and crash.
May
7
revised In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?
added 38 characters in body
May
7
asked In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?
May
7
revised What year was “Flight” supposed to have taken place?
added 388 characters in body
May
7
awarded  Popular Question
May
5
asked Was Omar really an informant?
May
2
comment Translating the Jive dialogue
Why not include the subtitles for the last few lines? Second Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap! [Ma'am, I'm not stupid. I understand what she just said.] Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da help! [Give me a break! If you don't want help, I won't help you!] First Jive Dude: Say 'e can't hang, say seven up! [Damn, she implied that he didn't understand!] Jive Lady: Jive-ass dude don't got no brains anyhow! Shiiiiit. [Nevermind. He's stupid, anyway.]
May
2
comment Translating the Jive dialogue
+1 great question! IMHO this is one of the best comedy scenes of all time. "Oh, stewardess? I speak jive." LMAO!