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What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box Of Gold One of the riddles Bilbo ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Who is speaking when Gandalf uses the Black Speech?

When Gandalf says the Black Speech from the ring during the secret meeting in Rivendell, someone else is also speaking. Who is that? Is it the ring, or Gandalf? There is distinctly another, deeper, ...
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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 ...
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How come the ground under Aragorn's army did not collapse after the ring is destroyed?

In Battle of the Morannon, when the ring is destroyed in Mount doom, the Dark Tower collapses. Then, The Eye of Sauron implodes and creates a shock wave which causes an earthquake that shatters the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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": ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 " ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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Movie about a father and his 2 sons

I am trying to help my friend to find a movie she saw long ago. This is what she told me about "the mysterious" film: It's American, years 2005-2011... 2 brothers and father were living in the ...
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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 ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino?
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Why was George Clooney pulling Sandra Bullock away? [duplicate]

There is a scene where Bullock's foot was tangled in the parachute's strings and she was holding onto the tether which Clooney is also holding onto. Clooney was still floating away, almost like he was ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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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 ...
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What does the „Cosmetologist“ line mean?

In The Jerk (1979) there's a line like this: Navin: Really? A cosmetologist? It must be tough to handle the weightlessness. What does it mean?
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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 ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...