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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


Feb
27
comment Where does the name “Ewoks” come from?
Also, from what I understand, the planet Endor was originally conceived as the home planet of Wookies but was later changed to the home planet of Ewoks.
Feb
25
comment What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?
+1 nice answer. any chance of adding a screenshot of the shape of the island? that would seal it for me
Feb
21
comment Who was the girl in Django unchained?
+1 good question... her appearance definitely suggested there was more to her story, so indeed it seemed strange when her character was left unexplored
Feb
20
comment Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?
I had forgotten about the character of Resistance Leader played by Dennis Leary LOL
Feb
20
comment Why does Weyland have to hide that he was on the ship?
@ Dr, there is scene after he comes out of cryosleep in which she initially visits him in a hopeful, loving manner -- but he rejects her, cementing her hatred of him.
Feb
13
comment Ending of Source Code
+1 great answer indeed. just following up, what happened to Stevens in the original universe? Did his body stay there while his consciousness continued to frolic in the alternate universe?
Feb
9
comment How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?
great question. from what I read, many people who have had the misfortune of seeing this movie actually seem upset with its big-name stars for participating.
Feb
8
comment Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?
I think the key is " M didn't want anyone else to die because of her"... seems the unofficial mission was to kill Silva so he couldn't do more large-scale harm... saving M would have been a bonus, but was not the ultimate goal. Answer accepted.
Jan
26
comment What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?
+1 to me, it was more of a transformation: Schultz begins the movie mildly opposed to slavery and ends the movie fiercely hating slavery. But either way could support your idea that he then killed Candie out of disgust over slavery.
Jan
26
comment What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?
+1 good points. I edited the question to remove the references to Broomhilda, which were not necessary.
Jan
24
comment What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?
@Christian now that you mention it, I might ask a second question about what Candie had in mind...
Jan
23
comment What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?
That explanation makes sense, Matt - thanks. Although I took the flashback to the dogs as Schultz thinking "he's going to kill us anyway, so I might as well take him out."
Jan
19
comment Movie where Michael Douglas kid is kidnapped
"Give me back my son!" lol
Jan
11
comment Was Bugs Bunny impersonating someone when he ate the carrot?
+1 well done. hey, anyone happen to know if Bugs's line "what's up, Doc?" is spoken by Clark Gable while he's chomping the carrot?
Jan
10
comment What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?
So Schultz essentially committed suicide, just to win a battle of egos? To me, such recklessness would be inconsistent with his character's behavior through rest of film. But maybe that was the point -- maybe that's how upset Candie made him. Hmm.
Jan
8
comment What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?
@wil and Alenanno - good catches - I made the corresponding edits
Dec
28
comment Identify a movie where boy controls his family
@SAFX yes, in color. Apparently there is an older black-and-white Twilight Zone episode on the same subject (see other answer).
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?