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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


Aug
15
comment What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?
+1 your answer helps explain the motivation in the 1990 version of Total Recall, but in the 2012 version, the rebel leader does not have the ability to tell if someone's mind has been tampered with.
Aug
14
comment In Moonrise Kingdom, what is the scene after the chapel a parody of?
can you be more specific about what occurs in the scene?
Aug
1
comment What kind of apparatus is Bane's mask?
took three tries but eventually we nailed it! ;)
Jul
31
comment What type of leader is Bane?
Good points. I up-voted and I'm leading toward accepting. During the opening scene, I got the impression that Bane somehow inspired a do-anything-for-him loyalty, but maybe that loyalty only applied to a few close minions. Which makes it all the more impressive that Bane managed everyone so smoothly throughout the 5-month occupation.
Jul
30
comment What did the Dent Act do?
anyone know more details about "the loophole" mentioned in the letter?
Jul
30
comment In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?
Thank you, I must have misunderstood. I thought Bain announced the five-months limit in his stadium speech to freak everyone out. I didn't realize it was only certain characters who were aware of five-months thing... seemed like common knowledge
Jul
30
comment In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?
I did watch the movie and I must have mis-remembered Bane's stadium speech including something like "it's going to blow and there's nothing anyone can do about it." And also just about every significant character in the movie is aware of the 5 months thing, so I'm not sure how gov't would be in the dark. But I suppose I should suspend disbelief, eh? ;)
Jul
25
comment Why was the surgery pod configured only for men in Prometheus?
maybe the original screenplay called for abortion, but some editor along the way toned it down? just a theory. because the decision to script the machine as men-only really just doesn't make sense. maybe it was tossed in just to a cheap layer of suspense? mysterious...
Jul
25
comment Identify a movie where boy controls his family
just watched the B&W TV version on the 'net... that kid is damn creepy... ick
Jul
23
comment How accurate are the smoking and drinking habits of the characters on Mad Men?
"not unwillingly" LOL you go girl
Jul
23
comment Why don't Marty's parents ever mention how similar he looks to the Marty of 1955?
Exactly -- viewers only see the updated versions of Marty's parents for a few minutes, both those versions could have noticed the similarity and commented on it at any earlier point in Marty's life.
Jul
23
comment What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?
Intriguing question. I noticed the movie's tone took a turn to the fantastic at just about that point... the scoutmaster's leap comes to mind. Anyway, wish I could watch the lightning scene again...
Jul
22
comment Identify a movie where boy controls his family
@Christian I fear we will never hear from jax again... oh well lol
Jul
17
comment In “Synecdoche, New York” what is the meaning of the character name Sammy Barnathan?
wow, Mary Jo Finch, you are good! Answer accepted and appreciated.
Jul
17
comment In “Synecdoche, New York” what is the meaning of the character name Sammy Barnathan?
Thanks for this helpful answer! I am almost ready to accept it, but I can't find anything else on the rabbi after some Googling. Anyone know of any evidence of this rabbi being in the Talmud?
Jul
4
comment What was Frank?
Good answer, and I'd add that many of the Frank scenes -- like much of the overall movie -- involve hallucination, as Donnie is developing schizophrenia.
Jun
29
comment Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?
Shaw is burning incense under a bright, desk-lamp-sized light when Holloway enters her room at the start of their love scene
Jun
23
comment In Prometheus, is Meredith Vickers a human or android?
On second viewing, I noticed that just after "try harder" David asks Vickers if she would like a cup of tea, suggesting David initially thought of infecting Vickers - more evidence she was human
Jun
23
comment Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?
On second viewing I didn't see a slow fan, but there is scene where burning incense emits thick, milky smoke directly under a bright light
Jun
23
comment The 'same landscape shot' conundrum
The two montages are about 15 minutes apart... so whoever spotted this must have a phoographic memory (or a bootleg copy of the movie lol)