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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


Jul
31
comment What happened at the end of A Most Wanted Man?
If what you're saying is true, the movie really did not get through to me, because I have no recollection of time being communicated to the viewer via clocks or anything else. And only vague recollection of the 72 hours being mentioned. And no recollection of explanation why Security Agency A would ruin Agency B's mission because something is 10 minutes late. Argh!
Jul
24
comment What's the origin of “Choose life” phrase?
the hairstyles in those Russian stills... priceless!
Jul
10
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
whoever downvoted - why? (SE protocol is to comment on reason for downvote.)
Jul
10
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
OK, answer edited to remove question in last paragraph.
Jul
9
comment What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?
This is definitely the right answer. Jesse clearly used the digging ruse to trick Tucker.
Jul
2
comment Was Raoul Silva M's son?
@Napoleon, yes! The final scene with the new M shows that Bond has overcome his personal anger with the previous M and subsequently more fully embraced her overall mission of defending England. It's funny, but at the end of the day, "Skyfall" is all about two middle-aged men processing their mommy issues!
Jul
1
comment Was Raoul Silva M's son?
@Paul, nice catch, thanks -- I just updated. :)
Jul
1
comment Was Raoul Silva M's son?
Good point, thanks -- I edited again. :)
Jun
26
comment The guy who takes over M's position in Skyfall, is he evil or good?
Good point -- I expanded my answer.
Jun
25
comment The guy who takes over M's position in Skyfall, is he evil or good?
This quote from the article agrees with my answer above: "throughout Skyfall, I pegged Fiennes' Mallory as a mole... why else hire such a big name actor to play the part of the government overseer placing hurdles for Dench's M to jump? [But] it became clear when Bond chases Silva into the M/MI-6 hearing and a big shoot out erupts. Mallory didn't miss a shot when assisting Bond and Eve. He was a good guy."
Jun
25
comment Why do most movies/series don't have the 'I have to go to the toilet' moment?
my favorite example -- The Simpsons dissing Married With Children youtube.com/watch?v=8JtADjU4UH4
Jun
23
comment Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?
+1 I just re-watched the scene (youtube.com/watch?v=OYDF666wtrc) and your answer makes perfect sense. After the exchange, Butch definitely watches Vincent and Marcellus with a look on his face like he is making his mind up to stick it to them. But this background does not really answer in-universe question "Why does Vincent diss Butch?"
May
23
comment Woman likes married man who kindly turns her down
Thank you, but it was a different movie... the man was not Richard Dreyfuss.
Dec
18
comment Why does the eye surgeon help Anderton
+1 I agree that the doctor truly did see the light in jail. I would just add that, yes, the doctor's back-story is also a plot device meant to call his trustworthiness into question, thereby boosting the suspense about whether he will help or hurt Anderton.
Nov
22
comment Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?
+1 good answer. I'd just add that (per Wikipedia) the title comes from "the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, the story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort:" How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot. / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd
Nov
9
comment What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?
I think Wikipedia is wrong about Pussy Galore being a double entendre. A double entendre has double meaning, like this from Tomorrow Never Dies: when Bond is disturbed by the telephone while in bed with a Danish girl, he explains to Moneypenny that he is busy "brushing up on a little Danish" which could mean either practicing language or having sex. So if Pussy Galore is a double entendre, what are its two meanings?
Nov
9
comment What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?
Down-vote because "Pussy Galore" is not a double entendre -- and I guarantee Ian Fleming did not have "housecat" in mind :)
Nov
6
comment Why doesn't the building blow up at the end?
It was the best idea he could come up with in the limited time. He knew it was a gamble - that's why he waited for a moment to see if anything happened after she hit the ground.
Oct
26
comment What was Skynet doing with the humans in San Francisco?
I seem to remember the stem-cell thing being mentioned in Terminator Salvation - but it's been awhile, and I'm not sure. Sorry...
Oct
26
comment What was Skynet doing with the humans in San Francisco?
I believe content on the Terminator Wiki is created and edited by users, much like Wikipedia.