Questions regarding a particular section of a film or TV show.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
3answers
2k views

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch?

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch? I don't think I have ever seen an episode where the screen porch was featured.
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box ...
4
votes
1answer
171 views

A Question About A Line In Blood Diamond

I've seen Blood Diamond on TV but I've missed some scenes so it makes me confused. When Danny Archer told Solomon "Time I quit smoking anyway, huh, Solomon?" Why would Solomon knows it is a signal of ...
4
votes
1answer
297 views

Dancing scene from another movie/video in “Silver Linings Playbook”

While working on their own performance Tiffany & Pat are watching a video, where two men are dancing on the table, then they jump down and continue dancing on the floor. I guess this scene is from ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Which scene in the film starred the $10k Kickstarter bidder?

According to The Veronica Mars Movie Project, Kickstarter bidder Steven Dengler purchased an on-screen speaking role for $10,000. I watched the film last night (at the LA premiere if anyone has any ...
4
votes
1answer
295 views

How many police/SWAT team/soldiers/nazis/cowboys are there in the final chase scene?

I was watching the Blues Brothers recently and I was wondering how many people were there chasing Elwood and Jake in the final chase scene, including the army, police and swat teams, soldiers and ...
4
votes
1answer
92 views

A Question about a scene from About A Boy

When Marcus's mother committed suicide in About A Boy and was sent to a hospital, Will and Suzie were there. The nurse was asking them about whether the boy has a place to stay that night, and Will ...
4
votes
2answers
313 views

Identify this movie with some stupid guy robbing his regular shop

I recently remembered a scene from a movie but can't quite place it. To give my racing mind some peace, would you please try to identify this movie? So, some guy, about 18 to 25 years old, hangs ...
4
votes
1answer
315 views

Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is ...
4
votes
1answer
202 views

Why did Robert Mariell kiss his sister?

Somewhere in the middle of Haunted (1995), Robert Mariell kissed his sister Christina in the painting room while David was spying on them. Why did he kiss his own sister? What is the significance of ...
4
votes
2answers
252 views

A Question about the little girl in red dress in Schindler's List

I am not asking about the significance of this little girl in red dress. In the movie, this girl in red dress eventually perishes. However, in the book (Schindler's Ark), the little girl in the red ...
4
votes
2answers
380 views

Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?

I would have been 10 years old when I first saw it in a theater. In it, Lt. Harris (GW Bailey) is stuck in a traffic jam and commandeers a moped or motorbike and tries to speed through traffic. ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
3
votes
1answer
697 views

Who is the employee that Steve Jobs fired?

In Jobs (2013) there is a scene whereby Steve Jobs fire an employee for disagreeing with him on "fonts": Who is the employee who disagreed with Steve Jobs on the ...
3
votes
1answer
176 views

Was Loki's spear manipulating the Avengers?

While the entire group was on the heli-carrier (or whatever it's called) everyone was in Banner and Stark's lab, and they began arguing, some making rather uncharacteristic remarks. The fight ...
3
votes
1answer
365 views

What happened in the scene with Matsui and Danny, Rusty, and Linus?

I'm a little lost on what happened in this scene in Ocean's Twelve, other than Rusty and Danny were pranking Linus (Matt Damon) with the help of Matsui. I'm thinking it's a prank because later in ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

What does Ron mean by “watch who you eat”?

There is a scene where Ron Woodroof says to a gay couple: "Watch what you eat and who you eat". What does he mean when he says "watch who you eat" ? What's the problem with the person you eat with?
3
votes
1answer
132 views

Why are spikes used in the movie Troy?

I recently happened to watch the movie Troy and I noticed something peculiar. When the Trojans learnt of the Greek army sailing to Troy, they set about preparing for a battle. And one of the first ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
3
votes
1answer
307 views

Girl hangs herself from a building

I don't remember anything else about this movie other than a vivid memory of the following scene: A girl is standing on top of a building (most probably a university or some such), and she's dressed ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Stuttering messenger in medieval times

I can't remember what film this is from but there is a comedy film that parodies the medieval era. There is a scene where two people are trying to do something so they ride to the kingdom but are ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

What is the significance of the post-credits scene in Pontypool?

After the credits, the scene shifts to a radically different view: a stylized black-and-white version of Grant and Sydney in what looks like a far-eastern atmosphere. As Grant describes his plan to ...
3
votes
1answer
450 views

Who is the girl that poisons Jiraiya in Naruto 140?

When Naruto went to Orochimaru's base, Jiraiya is "entertained" by a female ninja that poisoned him. There is no continuation except that Jiraiya suddenly shows up later on the back of a toad. Who ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

The Departed reference in How I Met Your Mother

In HIMYM, there's a continual reference to the movie Departed in the dialogue between Ted and Marshall, which goes like: "-Are you a cop? -I'm not a cop." You can watch the scene here, which is from ...
3
votes
1answer
896 views

Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
3
votes
0answers
196 views

Scene in which end of dinner is signaled by strict father placing napkin on table

My parents both remember a movie scene with the following description: A family has finished eating dinner, and two young boys are silently waiting to be excused. Their strict father places his napkin ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

What does Allen's line about the floatation device mean?

In "The other guys", Allen says: Anything you say or do can be used as a floatation device. What's funny about it?
2
votes
1answer
237 views

Who is in the painting behind Mycroft's desk in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the scene where Sherlock is talking to Mycroft after his extraction from Serbia, they are in a dark office. My presumption is that this would some kind of office belonging to Mycroft, and not ...
2
votes
1answer
197 views

Help identifying movie based on one weird scene in a bowling alley

I was on a flight and as I was waiting to disembark I oversaw a scene from a movie or TV show that a guy was watching a few rows ahead of me. The scene was sufficiently weird that I would be glad to ...
2
votes
2answers
375 views

Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
2
votes
1answer
417 views

What is the significance of Erik's nude scene?

In Thor: The Dark World, what is the significance of the Erik's nude scene? Is it just for comedy effect? But if I remember correctly he justified it, but I don't understand the point. Even he was ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

A Line from Cinderella Man

There is a scene in Cinderella Man when Jim Braddock's manager Joe ask about the condition of Jim before the fight against Max Baer, it turns out that all of them are bad news . And then Joe says " ...
2
votes
1answer
274 views

How was the “pen through the lip” scene shot?

In the film 'Red Lights' (2012), how did Cillian Murphy's character stick a pen through his lower lip? It wasn't real, was it? I can't find anything on google that that even mentions it.
2
votes
1answer
247 views

What's on Rose's shoulder when she's contemplating suicide (Titanic)?

What's this black semicircle thing on Rose's left shoulder (scene where she's prepping to jump off Titanic)? It almost looks like a fake eyelash. It disappears after this shot, and afterward, is ...
2
votes
1answer
227 views

French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
2
votes
1answer
949 views

What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Why is the governor perplexed after hearing the doctor's question about releasing prisoners?

In the award-winning short movie The Voorman Problem the governor informs doctor Williams that he doesn't know Voorman's crime, because of the computer system malfuction. This leads to the following ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

Scene in a laundromat where a man's clothes turn pink

First time here but what a great resource! I've got a movie scene in my head which is bugging me as I can't remember the name of the film, so hoping you can help identify it please. It's an American ...
2
votes
1answer
258 views

In the “False Prophet” scene, what is Daniel Plainview eating?

What is Daniel Plainview eating in the last scene of There will be blood as he is forcing Eli to recite "I am a false prophet, God is a superstition!" before killing him?
2
votes
1answer
611 views

What was Rat looking for in Fantastic Mr. Fox? Cider?

After Mr. Fox's fight with Rat, we have the following scene: Mr. Fox: All these wasted years, what were you looking for, Rat? Rat: Sssss … Ash: He's trying to say something, Dad. ...
2
votes
1answer
423 views

What is the significance of the water in Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring?

I am a die hard fan of Ingmar Bergman's Films. I have just read a review on The Virgin Spring, quite charming and was simply pleased and delighted to read it. I have a question on a particular scene ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Did Zorba the Greek borrow a section from Don Quixote?

I watched Zorba the Greek last night; I am currently re-reading Don Quixote (actually creating a paragraph-by-paragraph Spanish/English edition). Is the scene from Zorba the Greek where the beautiful ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

Why does Sheikh mention the thing about Train Pass after his wedding?

In the 2013 Bollywood movie 'The Lunchbox', When Sheikh is escorting Fernandes to taxi after his wedding, he mentions an incident about Train pass. He says that when he first traveled with Fernandes, ...
2
votes
1answer
198 views

What are the names of the two shuttles and which missions were they on?

What is the name of the space shuttle used in the Space Cowboys launch scenes? Which mission is that from? What is the name of the space shuttle used in the landing scenes? Which mission is that ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

A question about the performance of Al Pacino in Jack and Jill

In Jack and Jill, there is a YouTube video of Al Pacino having a nervous breakdown. In that video, what play is he doing? It seems like Shakespeare to me but which play of Shakespeare is it? And when ...
2
votes
1answer
172 views

Couple has a romance, one of them jumps off a building

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw someone cut and edit as a music clip online. I can't find the video so I'm looking for the original film as a result. The film was set in blue/grey tones, ...
2
votes
2answers
276 views

Why did colonel Mortimer's sister kill herself instead of killing Indio?

For a few dollars more is considered one of Sergio Leone's finest work and is without a doubt one of my favorite movies. But everytime I watch it, something feels a little off. In a flashback scene ...