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Jan
14
comment What is Grabthar's Hammer?
By Grabthar's Hammer, what a gentleman! Rickman can always be relied upon to credit other people for his great performances.
Nov
24
comment What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?
Perhaps Luis's delight at the news that The Falcon is looking for Ant-Man implies that Scott never shared the story about the two of them fighting. It seems like the sort of thing Scott would have bragged about, but perhaps he never mentioned it to Luis for some reason.
Nov
1
comment Trying to remember the name of an avant garde movie from the '70s
A long shot, but maybe the Beaver Trilogy (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beaver_Trilogy)? It has basically the same scene filmed with different actors in 1979, 1981, and 1985, though the complete film wasn't released until 2001.
Nov
1
comment What's the title of this coming of age movie?
@geejay4ever no official way, I was informally recognizing his superior Google-fu.
Oct
29
comment What's the title of this coming of age movie?
@geejay4ever Glad to help. Walt deserves some credit too, for having found the link to the scene you described. I agree with you that the film wasn't so bad; it has aged a lot better than other 1980s teen movies (excepting the works of John Hughes, most of which have also aged well).
Oct
28
comment Horror movie where kid kills family but his baby sister
@steelerfan might be a scrambled recollection of the original Halloween from 1978 as well.
Oct
8
comment Movie of alien cop chasing alien criminal on earth
One of the great car chase / car crash movies of all time.
Oct
7
comment What is the relationship between Betty and Gilbert and how is her husband involved?
It may be that Ken was in self-denial, that he suspected she was having an affair but couldn't prove it (he never caught them in flagrante delicto). Or it could be that he was impotent and she taunted him over this by having poorly-disguised affairs. It's clear that Ken's business is weak -- selling insurance to clerks at failing supermarkets can't be very profitable, and his rant over the swimming pool makes clear that he doesn't have as much money as he thinks his family wants. This may contribute to Betty's willingness to humiliate him, and Gilbert's mixed feelings about Betty.
Sep
25
comment Why did Thor electrocute the “cradle” containing Vision?
I think the footnote about the plot hole may be the most important part, but clearly this is as close an answer as the movie gives us. Thanks.
Sep
17
comment Female comedian, early 1990s on HBO
I don't know the specific routine that the OP describes, but this was certainly who came to mind based on his description.
Feb
21
comment What was the telekinesis about in Birdman?
This is a fine answer, but in response to your suggestion that #2 is most likely, I will point out that the idea of failed suicide had been foreshadowed in the play-within-a-play.
Jan
13
comment In Avengers (2012) what was the reason for the Galaga reference?
Some consonants sound "funnier" than others in English. Many people say that words starting with p, b, t, d, k, and g are funnier than others. There are similar rules of thumb for how words end. Anyway, "Galaga" sounds funnier than "Space Invaders" or "Ms Pac Man".
Oct
15
comment Why was Ted Beneke hiding revenue in Beneke Fabricators?
If I recall correctly, they don't share any details. The company hid profits to avoid pay taxes, which means they either earned money that they never reported to the IRS (which in turn suggests that they were getting paid in cash, because other forms of payment are trivially tracked by the authorities), or they inflated expenses in order to make profitable work look unprofitable.
Sep
25
comment Where did the live ammo for the Missouri come from in the climactic battle of Battleship (2012)
@CrowTRobot google says it's true. Amazing. gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-99-62/html/…
Sep
16
comment Where did the live ammo for the Missouri come from in the climactic battle of Battleship (2012)
@BrettFromLA To be clear I think this movie is immensely enjoyable; the cartoonish stupidity is part of the charm. I was just wondering if they bothered explaining why the ship was battle-ready at some point I missed, or if they just decided to run with it.
May
6
comment Was Nola really pregnant during the time of her murder?
Possibility three: they knew about it but didn't mention it in any of the scenes shown to the audience.
Apr
28
comment People knock down a wall and find a pot full of an evil dormant creature
Not a pot. That was a big spaceship. Also not a wall; they were digging in the ground. Also not kids; city workers found the ship.
Apr
22
comment Is there any hint as to why Jerry needs the money?
The movie never says, but his wife comes from money, and I always assumed he put himself in debt trying to support her in the manner to which she had become accustomed.
Apr
21
comment Surreal corporate apocalypse comedy movie
was there any surrealistic element to that movie?
Apr
9
comment How did the FBI get Jordan's note to Donnie?
I agree with this, and I wonder if there was any real-life counterpart to this betrayal.