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Has there been a film where the bad guy “wins” at the end?

It seems that there is a rarity in films where the bad guy wins at the film's conclusion ("bad guys" being defined by the culture of the movie makers). By "win" I mean the good guy(s) have been ...
3
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1answer
21 views

Anthology Horror Movie with a realtor trying to sell house

I saw this movie on TV, in 2001/2002. It's an English movie from probably the early 90s. It could be a B-movie. In it, we see a real estate agent who is trying to sell a house to a family. But with ...
3
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1answer
49 views

What is with the taxidermied animals and birds Norman Bates had in Psycho?

In the movie Psycho (1960), the main character—Norman Bates—has taxidermied birds in the office as well as in his home. What is the significance of these?
3
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2answers
109 views

What is the main core difference of The Flash, that no other speedsters possesses?

We know that The Flash is a speedster. But I recently learned that only the Flash can open the time portal, while Reverse-Flash & Professor Zoom cannot. If Zoom opened the time portal, it would ...
12
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3answers
7k views

How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
2
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1answer
16 views

Who is the second guard?

When Evey is in her cell, at some point there's a scene when two men drag her along the corridor: But when she is free, she learns that it was all V's doing. He said he did it alone, but at least ...
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0answers
16 views

Why is Evey's name so fitting to V?

In the first meeting of V and Evey, V finds Evey's name very fitting. Why? It's not evident from the dialogue: V: But to whom, may I ask, am I speaking? E: I'm Evey. V: Evey? E. V. Of course ...
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0answers
10 views

What are the best Inspirational movies for youth in last recent years? [on hold]

This is my first question here, I would like to know what are the some inspirational movies like "Pursuit of Happiness", which gives strength to fight with world in any circumstances of life. Movies ...
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0answers
19 views

Who takes the Iron throne in Game of thrones? [on hold]

Who takes the Iron throne in Game of thrones? S5 ends and leaves me with lots of questions.
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4answers
600 views

50s movie about the stubborn captain of an old torpedo avoiding tugboat

I saw this ~30 years ago. It is about a stubborn WW2 captain who is demoted and put in charge of an old tugboat in some backwaters. He still tries to make the best of it and turns the boat and ...
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0answers
32 views

Movie about spirits that touch humans and pull their souls out

I remember seeing bits and pieces of this movie ~12 years ago. It was set in the future, and the earth was being taking over by spirits. They were these bright blue, fluid-looking masses that ...
1
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1answer
20 views

Early 2000s 3D sci fi action series on CN or Nickelodeon

This show was about a group of Power Rangers-esque fighters. They all had different colored suits that seemed mechanized. The only scene I can remember from the show is them fighting some villain ...
2
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2answers
23 views

Why does Bilbo Baggins decide to go with the dwarves in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Why does Bilbo decide to join the dwarves on their adventure? Obviously he doesn't want adventures. He says "no" many times, but the next day after "Thorin and company" leave his house, he is seen ...
6
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3answers
8k views

What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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0answers
15 views

Movie about a woman who car surfs until another woman moves her car away, killing her

In the opening scene of this film, there are a group of teenagers leaving a house. They leave in two different cars - one of them in a newer challenger. Some of the kids are being stupid climbing ...
1
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0answers
26 views

What was Paul trying to achieve by lying to his wife in the final episode of the first season?

When Sally Ann confronted Paul about the real reason of his late night absences in home he lied to her about having an affair with Katie. In my understanding he (later) started the affair to have a ...
2
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1answer
1k views

The Fall series 2 finale - Rose's message

Note: series 2 finale spoilers ahead! When Stella finally finds Rose in the series finale of The Fall, the medical examiners reveal that she has carved I Love Yu (I will assume it is supposed to be I ...
23
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7answers
6k views

What does the “keep the fruit” term mean in Casino Royale?

In Casino Royale, when everyone orders Bond's martini cocktail, Felix Leiter, the CIA agent, says to the bartender "keep the fruit". What was he trying to say? What fruit is he referring to? Also was ...
13
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3answers
5k views

What was the first full-length feature film shot completely with digital cameras?

Nowadays almost every movie is shot with digital cameras. I would like to know what was the first full-length feature film shot completely with digital technology instead of celluloid.
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0answers
22 views

Its driving me nutts [on hold]

this woman is tied up and a man circles her repeatedly hitting her in the head harder and harder. older film.Bloody Mama is all I could come up with.
2
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2answers
161 views

How far did Watney drive to get to the Pathfinder in “The Martian”?

The Character Mark Watney incrementally modified his Mars Rover over a period of months as he gradually extended its range. Eventually he was able to retrieve a derelict Mars Pathfinder by digging it ...
20
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0answers
449 views

Embarrassed student goes on a killing spree and makes a kill list with hero's name on it

In this film, a fellow student is embarrassed by an 'incident' in which he was bullied by his college mates and begins a killing spree. He also keeps a list of people he has to kill, striking out ...
30
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0answers
543 views

1990s sci-fi/horror film or episode where device lets women look into an underwater parallel dimension

I believe this was from 1990s because I recall the images being sleek, like the re-make of Outer Limits. Not grainy. Not cheap film. Not foreign either (like Italy); they spoke English. Pretty sure ...
7
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1answer
147 views

Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
19
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7answers
9k views

What does “Ex Machina” mean?

The name of the British sci-fi movie "Ex Machina", what exactly does it mean? Is there any relationship to the famous game series "Deus Ex"?
3
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0answers
48 views

Author defeats writers-block through murder

I know this film from a trailer. It is an underground or Indie movie, with bad acting and terrible camera angles - but the storyline seemed good. It's about a male writer (or screenwriter) who's in ...
3
votes
3answers
81 views

Plot hole or science faux paus in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

In the season 10 premiere of The X Files, did 'they' end up finding the ARV in the Faraday cage because of a piece of intelligence telling them to look in that location or did 'they' find it because ...
2
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0answers
19 views

Movie about three children abandoned at a motel by their parents

This movie is from the 1970s or 1980s. It is about three kids - two boys and a girl. They are at a motel when they are abandoned by their parents. The mother may have been prostitute. The oldest ...
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0answers
50 views

TV Show, America, starts with 'E' about superpowered guy solving crimes?

There's a recent tv show I watched within the past two years, about at least one guy who has special powers somehow (I think it's intelligence of some sort?) and at least one sidekick, who helps ...
7
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2answers
2k views

Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
25
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3answers
5k views

What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

I just saw The Silence of the Lambs (1991). So what exactly does "silence of the lambs" mean? It was not clear to me.
6
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1answer
52 views

Why did the airbag not deploy on Statham's Maserati in Furious 7?

While watching Furious 7 (2015), I've noticed that in the head-on collision between Vin Diesel and Jason Statham, the air bag on Statham's Maserati has not deployed! It was a direct hit, at speeds ...
4
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1answer
60 views

Mother's Milk significance

What was the significance of the mother's milk in Mad Max Fury Road (2015)? It almost feels like there was a deleted scene that explains it.
15
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2answers
3k views

How did Hannibal become the type of cannibal he is?

I watched Silence of the Lambs (1991) a long time ago, and recently watched Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). I haven't watched the Hannibal TV Series or read any novel. I want to understand how ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Why does Felix Leiter introduce himself to Bond, who should already know him?

In Casino Royale (2006), Felix Leiter introduces himself to Bond when he goes after Le Chiffre. However, in the previous Bond movies such as The Living Daylights (1987), Bond already met Felix Leiter. ...
7
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2answers
92 views

What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she ...
17
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6answers
12k views

What goes down in final scene of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

The awesome relationship movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) ends with a scene in which the two main characters are tempted to get back together but are not sure. The woman points out ...
9
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1answer
839 views

How does Clementine know to come to Montauk in Eternal Sunshine?

In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Joel gets a message from 'Clementine' inside his head, but how does the real Clementine know she is supposed to meet him in Montauk the next ...
1
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1answer
71 views

Why did Emily spare the life of the white haired man in the season 1 finale?

I just watched this episode. I can understand why she was unable to kill him due to her conscience, but surely sparing him is an instant death sentence. I couldn't see a plausible reason why he ...
2
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1answer
215 views

Fist coming out of a guy's mouth

A friend was telling me about a scene in a movie where a guy gets punched in the stomach and the fist comes out of the guy's mouth. He claims this movie is from the 80's and it was likely a martial ...
39
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7answers
4k views

How can weightlessness be simulated on film?

How can the weightlessness of space be realistically simulated on film? Does it require CG or can a convincing simulation be achieved using wire fu and editing? (I'm happy to hear of good examples of ...
3
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0answers
26 views

How does Joel know where to meet Clementine?

How does Joel know he needs to meet Clementine at Montauk in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Clementine tells Joel in one of his memories that he should meet her at Montauk. This is Joel's ...
3
votes
2answers
745 views

What does Gray Matter specialize in?

It's often mentioned but it never explains what kind of research Walt's old company Grey Matter actually does in Breaking Bad. Am I missing something?
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0answers
38 views

Does Adrien Brody's Character in “Restaurant” (1998) Use the N-Word?

Towards the end of the 1998 movie "Restaurant" (imdb, a good NYT review) with Adrien Brody, his character Chris is having an altercation evolving into a fight with a young black co-worker (played, I ...
3
votes
2answers
798 views

Why is Mark Romanek ashamed of the movie Static?

In 1985 Mark Romanek (director of such videos as Nine Inch Nail's "Closer" and Fiona Apple's "Criminal") made an independent film named Static. He did not direct another feature until 2002's One Hour ...
0
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0answers
74 views

Difference between Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD/TV showing

The episode broadcast on BBC has a runtime of 88 minutes. The Blu-ray version has a runtime of 93 minutes. Anyone knows what is the difference between the two versions? It would seem odd that there ...
4
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1answer
99 views

A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
6
votes
2answers
202 views

What exactly is shown on the pagers carried around in House MD or Scrubs?

It seems that the cast can get to know almost anything just by reading the page that they get: whether there's an emergency with a patient or where they are being called to? I thought pagers just ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Why are brand names in Hindi TV series censored?

I was watching a Hindi TV series and I found many instances of brand identity, like cars or mobile phones, are censored. This was not the only time I noticed it; I've seen it two or three more times. ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Why don't wizards teleport more?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George Weasley acquire the ability and the rights to teleport. We can watch them teleport easily inside the Order's headquarters, which leads me ...

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