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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


Dec
28
comment Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?
+1 Nice! Thanks for this answer. I expect to accept this answer soon. And of the three explanations, I personally prefer the last one.
Dec
28
comment In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?
Thank you. Was there some underlying meaning that I am missing? Bride represents US in Iran or something?
Dec
25
comment Ending of Donnie Darko
What it "feels like" to who? to you?
Dec
25
comment Ending of Donnie Darko
Matt, I don't understand how knowing he is "nuts" would make my answer less valid... if anything, more valid, right?
Dec
23
comment What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?
I can't recall if there were meerkat bones in the boat. But if there were, I would interpret them as reminders of Pi's changed outlook. (I just overhauled my answer, BTW)
Dec
23
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Win, check the photo with the original question above. As I recall, that scene includes both shots of Bond directly and shots of Bond in the mirror. I also recall thinking that the wound seemed to change sides, but then realizing it was the mirror.
Dec
22
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
+1 nice explanation. the one thing I don't understand -- the last sentence -- why would no police have gotten hurt?
Dec
20
comment How did the timeline work?
So much of Looper makes me want to shout "He didn't get out of the cockadoodie car!"
Dec
19
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
@Oliver_C Upon close review, I don't think it's clear that those screenshots show a second wound. Just seems like first wound's blood spreading. And the Bond figure in the musical sequence clearly has just one wound.
Dec
19
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
@Kyralessa my thought on that was Bond was so angry at M that he was like "forget this, I'm not helping you anymore." But it ends up being a moot point for me, as I have come to believe the recent bulletproof-vest answer.
Dec
19
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Much of that scene included shots of Bond looking at himself in the mirror -- hence the opposite-side orientation.
Dec
17
comment In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?
I thought the most interesting part of Skyfall was the MI6 psyche profile of Bond confirmed he is an alcoholic with major psychological issues. This coupled with the drinking scene plus the talk of his orphan childhood suggests that underneath the super-cool surface, he is a tortured soul.
Dec
13
comment Is Final Destination 5 the last final destination movie?
"mid-equal"... my new word for the day
Dec
11
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
+1 I love it -- simple yet convincing.
Dec
7
comment Did Bond sleep with Eve?
I added more evidence of "not sleeping together" to my answer that might help. And I stand by my original reasoning: Skyfall introduces Moneypenny, but I don't think Skyfall changes the nature of her relationship with Bond.
Dec
3
comment In Mystic River, How did listening to the 911 tape solve the case?
Good question. Mystic River's ending has always struck me as one of the most disappointing "deus ex machina" endings I've ever seen, so maybe this answer will help.
Nov
25
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
That last picture with the bleeding ribs is the ticket! Along with the other answer's mention of the Bond/Eve conversation regarding the ribs, I'm convinced that Eve shot hit him there.
Nov
25
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Great point about the Bond/Eve conversation regarding the ribs (didn't he also mention some "minor organs" or something?)... that along with the bloody-ribs photo in the previous answer seem to confirm that Eve's shot hit him there.
Nov
24
comment What year was “Flight” supposed to have taken place?
Nice catch on the St Regis reference! I think that helps prove that the film takes place in or close to the same year that it was released (2012).
Nov
24
comment in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?
Finally, if the bullet hit him, why didn't he die? Why didn't he have a bullet wound? Why didn't he seem to be in any pain at all?