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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
7
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4answers
4k views

What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
11
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1answer
2k views

Is there real connection between The Machinist and Dostoyevsky's books?

I've asked myself why the imaginary co-worker of Reznik in The Machinist (2004) is called Ivan, and why Reznik himself reads "The Idiot". According to Wikipedia, Ivan is reference to "The Brothers ...
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0answers
25 views

Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

Are there any officially declared answers to why exactly "Man of Steel" had such heavy, dark tones throughout the movie? Usually such themes are used to depict harsh times in a movie. But here, the ...
8
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2answers
188 views

Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being ...
3
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2answers
58 views

Isn't Lister an Orphan?

In Ouroboros it's shown that Lister was abandoned under a pool table to be adopted. However in Better than Life he talks about his dad dying (and how he continued to read the football results down ...
3
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2answers
40 views

On their U.S. release date, what time of day are movies first shown?

When a date is provided for a US release, does it mean it will be released first thing that morning (matinee) or evening?
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71 views

Why are the Infinity stones different in appearance?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the Infinity Stones as normal stones when the Collector explains about them to the team. But we know how different they are in the present Marvel cinematic ...
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0answers
47 views

Is Batman the second lead in Batman v Superman? [on hold]

The title might seem outrageous/absurd to some, but this is what I really felt like. In the upcoming movie Batman v Superman, is Superman the central character? What I mean is the story primarily ...
0
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1answer
23 views

name of artsy italian 60s movie where 2 couples vacation at a shack on the pier

I'm trying to remember the name of a very artsy well shot color foreign film, I think it was Italian, 60s film. There were some scenes in an industrial factory and many scenes where 2 couples get ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Which is the song played initially in “Real Steel” movie? [on hold]

Can someone please tell me which song is played initially in Real Steel movie??
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1answer
47 views

Name of the movie I watched on Hallmark Channel

Its about a group of female friends who reunite after 20 years in their hometown.I remember one of them finds out she is pregnant(being not married),the other has problems with her husband(think they ...
3
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0answers
56 views

Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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10answers
11k views

What was the deal with the crazy Major at Fort Hays?

After Lieutenant Dunbar survives his suicide attempt in the beginning and gets decorated, he stops at Fort Hays to get his orders to go to the Frontier signed by Major Fambrough. After signing the ...
2
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1answer
137 views

Ending of Mr. Nobody

A simple question. At the end of Mr. Nobody Nemo decided to abandon both parents, how is it possible that he met Anna in the future? I can't figure out how he could've met Anna since Anna will be ...
0
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1answer
208 views

In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
2
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0answers
38 views

Identify movie about a smart phone with AI [duplicate]

All I can remember is that: Guy gets smartphone in package Smartphone is really smart and tells him things like: what slot machine to use, how to score big at blackjack, to cancel his flight which ...
1
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1answer
341 views

Futuristic movie - man being tortured, another writing in sand

I really need help identifying a movie. It has plagued me for pretty much all my life because at the very beginning of my life is when I saw it. It had to have been made anywhere from 1980-1990, give ...
11
votes
1answer
1k views

What did Captain America mean after being kissed by Black Widow?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Black Widow kissed Captain America in the shopping mall to avoid getting caught, Black Widow asked him if he still feels uncomfortable while Captain said: ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

UK show about a guy who has to perform crazy challenges or he gets tortured

In the early 2000s on comedy central, Sunday night had 2 TV shows back to back. First was Dave Attell's Insomniac. The second was some UK show about a guy who had to complete crazy challenges (like ...
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0answers
61 views

A party on an island - And then a murder streak by the host?

My friend just told me about this movie he saw long time back and the premise intrigued me. There is a party hosted by a person on an island perhaps inside some hotel. There are lot of guests. The ...
3
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2answers
222 views

How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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0answers
38 views

Question about the film industry [on hold]

Say you are a Platinum Dunes producer and your partners and film makers are making a movie sequel. You announce that your partners will be filming later this month and writers have a script made and ...
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1answer
27 views

Indian music TV show

I am looking for the name of the indian music show where every episode a famous composer picks up a song from a region of India and a song that he/she re-composes with new music.
5
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1answer
118 views

Are House Martell secretly Team Targaryen?

So in season one of Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Mormont tells Dany that "when Aegon Targaryen conquered the six kingdoms, he didn't do it because he had a right. He did it because he could". This, of ...
8
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3answers
2k views

Why do many horror movies involve children?

I just finished watching the Spanish movie 'The Orphanage' and I suddenly observed that many of the horror movies, especially some very popular ones, involve children as a central part of the story, ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Why do studios release multiple trailers?

Some time back, I saw the trailer for Jurassic World. And I liked it. It built the anticipation and curiosity. But then there was trailer-2 which revealed more scenes, more creatures. Then there was a ...
11
votes
1answer
211 views

Why is it that most movies seem to be created in cooperation with some unknown studio?

I noticed that most movies appear to be created by a cooperation of at least one very well known studio (like Pixar, Paramount, Dreamworks, etc.) on the one hand and a company you've never heard of on ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Young girl about 6 gets father's friend as bodyguard (not Man on Fire)

This movies is bit old and released at least before 2003. Girl's father is apparently rich and hire one of his old friend to protect her of some dangers. In one scene they were attacked by a gang ...
3
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1answer
296 views

In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What year does It Follows take place in?

Throughout the movie they're watching old movies, either in a theater with an organ or on old TV, the cars don't look particularly new either, but Yara has some sort of clam-shell device that appears ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

What's the name of a 90's movie with Vampires and their beautiful line of girls who get murdered after sex

Long ago I had watched this movie, particularly this scene where 4 guys are with one blonde, red dress and black skirt, in bed and all are enjoying using her at the same time, meanwhile the boss of ...
11
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1answer
7k views

How can Joey be cast in “Days of our Lives” while living in New York?

In the TV show Friends, which is based around six friends living in Manhattan, New York - Joey (Matt LeBlanc) gets cast in the TV show "Days of our Lives", which is filmed in Los Angeles. How is ...
0
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1answer
100 views

Identify this movie please: probably 1980's

I am looking to find a title of a movie I have seen long time ago. I think it was from the late eighties or very early nineties. The things I remember: -Story about a couple of employees, cheating on ...
6
votes
2answers
397 views

Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie?

I recently read this article which points out the build-up James Cameron did intentionally to mislead who the assassin robot was in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and how the marketing campaign ...
4
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2answers
43 views

Are there any existing animation templates for movie graphics?

I was recently watching the newest Hunger Games movie. There was a scene when Katniss walked out of a bunker for hunting and she saw a deer that was not afraid of her. What got me thinking, was that ...
1
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1answer
34 views

Trick Or Treat - What gives with the soundtrack?

Anyone know why Trick Or Treat (1986) (which stars Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne) didn't have a single track by either artist on the soundtrack? And why they chose Fastway (of all bands) to do the ...
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0answers
26 views

TV Series in Nat Geo about killing animals and deforestation

I saw it couple of months ago advertising the broadcast time in National Geographic channel but it could be an older series. In the advertisement we see people killing seals, whales, and lots of blood ...
3
votes
1answer
224 views

80's-90's Science Fiction Time Travel TV Series,

Okay, so I remember this TV Show but the details are a little fuzzy. I remember the show must of taken place in the eighties or somewhere around there, the characters had crazy eighties hair and ...
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0answers
25 views

Older western. One man somehow causes another man to die. His punishment is to care for dead mans wife and family

Older western movie. I can't remember how but somehow a man is responsible for another man's death. His punishment is to take care of the dead man's wife and family. Eventually they fall in love.
6
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3answers
872 views

Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter and Angier have this conversation Cutter: Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who described ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Help identifying an alien from a film or tv

I need help trying to find a monster/alien from film or tv that traumatised me as a kid, so at least a couple of decades ago. I've scoured the web and found absolutely nothing. I'm hoping you can ...
34
votes
7answers
10k views

Why did Neo have powers in the real world?

In the Matrix, why did Neo have magic powers in the real world? For example, (1) Those scenes where he blows up those robots purportedly with his mind. (2) That one where he has no eyes but can ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

A boxing comedy movie between a african-american guy and a irish guy?

The American guy was an old champion and now not working hard, he has a big belly, for training he runs after ice cream trucks etc. The irish guy is so cool, working so hard, helping children etc. And ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Is Dragonball z going to restart in Cartoon Network India? [on hold]

Recently I have heard that cartoon network India is going to restart Dragonball Z from the end of April in Toonami. I have seen the ads if Toonami but no ads on Dragonball Z. Can anyone tell me that ...
3
votes
2answers
68 views

Why was Jane invited to go with Stephen Hawking to meet the Queen?

Near the end of the film The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking is invited to meet the Queen and be offered a knighthood. Jane goes along too, although it's not clear to me if the invitation from ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

What is the significance of the song played at the end of Tangerines (2013)?

In the Georgian-Estonian film Tangerines (2013) at the end of the film as it rolls into the credits what is the song that is being played? It sounds like a rock/alternative song. What was the context ...
3
votes
1answer
417 views

What crime is Alice Morgan charged with?

In series 2 of Luther Alice Morgan is in a mental hospital after the events of the last episode of series 1. How come she is not in prison and has she also admitted the murder of her parents?

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