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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


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.
Oct
23
comment Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?
Your answer above says "Vincent knew that Butch was a boxer who would be throwing a fight." I'm asking what evidence are you basing that on? Clearly Vincent knew Butch was a boxer -- but what evidence is there that Vincent knew Butch was going to throw the fight?
Oct
23
comment Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?
How does Vincent know Butch is going to throw the fight? I don't think Vincent heard Butch talking to Marcellus.
Oct
16
comment Primer question to better understand the movie
@Cedric: Technically, I don't think the two copies of you would be a paradox in itself. The part where You A prevents You B from entering the box would be a paradox. But I'm not sure there's much difference between the two, as time travel is fiction. :)
Sep
26
comment Who is the “I” in “I Dream of Jeannie”?
Thanks for the answer. I edited by adding the opening line from the song. The "light brown hair" part might also explain why the show's creator originally tried to avoid casting a blonde.
Aug
21
comment What exactly was Delacort's plan?
Indeed it is easier to accept when I think of it as metaphor for documents like the Constitution, and those documents' propensity to be bent and twisted by elite leaders while the masses are powerless. Not to get political or anything LOL :)
Aug
21
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
The scientists wanted to kill Cole because he was rebelling, trying to stay in 1997. They also wanted to know who spread the virus. They suspected Cole was holding that info from them, so they tried to trick him into pointing a gun at that person. Actually Cole didn't know, but then Railly ran up and told him it was redhead guy. Jose heard Railly say it, and immediately faded away into crowd. Within minutes, the gun Jose gave Cole caused security to shoot and kill Cole.
Aug
20
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
They also needed Cole to end up dead, so someone had to kill him -- presumably not a time-traveler. Hence the gun was some ancient pistol that probably wouldn't work effectively -- but would still cause security to shoot Cole.
Aug
19
comment Why don't they try to change the past?
answering "why did they give Cole a gun" I think it was to see who he would go after. See this Q&A: movies.stackexchange.com/questions/4216/…
Aug
12
comment What exactly was Delacort's plan?
Sure seemed not just Patel but all other leaders were opposed to her heavy-handed approach, judging by unanimous vote against her tactics. And what was to stop Armadyne guy from just making himself leader? But most of all, I just can't believe that world's most powerful humans would let some computer tell them who to take orders from. I agree with your answer -- I just can't believe the filmmakers floated such a weak premise.
Aug
8
comment Identify horror movie involving a ghost and a couple in a house
There you go - Thanks Will!