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Why does Shilo trust Rotti?

In the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, I have a hard time grasping why Shilo would trust Rotti. I know that she's been locked up in her bedroom for years, and he is the only person to have ever even ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Why was Sam “Ace” Rothstein spared by the bosses?

During an after trial meeting, the bosses decide to eliminate anyone involved or with knowledge of the skim in order to keep them from testifying. The car bombing wasn't authorized and Nikky was ...
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19 views

First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet. I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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1answer
58 views

Is there any term for the following subgenres of horror movies?

Horror movies can be basically divided into two broad categories: Where the 'villain' is a supernatural being. As in Exorcist, Conjuring etc.. Where the 'villain' is a human, usually a serial ...
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2answers
215 views

Computer possesses a woman on a chair that rises up

For many years I have had recurring memories of a film/episode of something about a computer that takes over a woman. I think it was from the 80's or 90's. What I remember is: A team of people ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Why does Patrick Bateman need to return video tapes?

As far as I can tell, nearly any time Bateman tries to make an excuse in American Psycho, for example, when in the bathroom with his coworker, when breaking up with Evelyn, and when speaking with ...
4
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1answer
159 views

Comedy with a terrorist wearing disguises

Edit to fit "Identify-This-X Questions": Where you watched the movie or TV show? It was a movie, watched at home via TV. When you watched the movie or TV show? Not sure, like ~10 years ago. Any ...
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1answer
91 views

Explanation for why Jon Kramer says he is responsible for Jeff's kid's death

In Saw 3, during the end and the parallell Saw 4 movie, Jon told Jeff that the reason he could kill him was because he (Jon Kramer or Jigsaw) was the one responsible for his child's death. Is he ...
2
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1answer
50 views

Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The dark world, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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2answers
4k views

Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?

All the movies of Matrix trilogy have this distinct greenish tint during most of the scenes. Though it can inferred that the greenish tint denotes the matrix, but I want to know why "Greenish"? What ...
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30 views

Was there ever an ending to Pushing Daisies?

I remember that I was very sad to hear that they cancelled Pushing Daisies. But did the story have an end that was in some kind of script? I know the fanbase isn't that big but maybe someone knows ...
4
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1answer
50 views

Movie with a private school, teacher, placard, and cheating students

What is the name of this movie? It's about a teacher who tries to teach values to their students. It is in a private prep school. The teacher has a placard over the door or high on the wall that he ...
2
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1answer
40 views

Man accused of murdering child in US south, set free

This American movie takes place in the south I believe in the 40s or 50s. A child has been murdered and a (black?) man has been accused and arrested. One scene includes the victim's mother at a ...
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1answer
43 views

What did Bill do to make Hanzo mad?

During kill Bill, we learn that all the black mamba had to do to get Hanzo to build her a sword, was to mention Bill's name. When black mamba meets Bill at the end, she tells him that all she did was ...
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0answers
45 views

Who is this actor in the picture? [on hold]

This is from the Hunger Games and I can't find his name in the credits. He is the Game Tech counting down the seconds until the 74th Hunger Games start. Thanks!
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1answer
44 views

Whats the name of this Sci-Fi Movie? Space prison / deathrow and hacking bug ? cyberpunk

Can someone name this movie/tv episode maybe? Recalling from memory (could be multiple movies linked together? highly doubt it though all fits right) prison deathrow in space ship?, waiting in line ...
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4answers
13k views

How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
4
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3answers
4k views

Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
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1answer
15 views

Is the lawyer in on the scam?

In the film Sleepers (1996), is Danny Snyder (Dustin Hoffman) "in" on the scam taking place, or does he just assume that King Benny is trying to protect the boys, and that's why Benny has given him a ...
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1answer
30 views

Why would a bad defense attorney be better than a good one?

In the film Sleepers (1996), why is Michael so adamant about Danny being the defense lawyer? He says it's because Danny's something of a hack and a drunk, and that they need the situation to seem ...
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0answers
6 views

Do King Benny and Fat Man know the whole story?

In the film Sleepers (1996), do Fat Man and King Benny know the whole story about what happened to the boys (rapes, beatings, etc.)? They seem to know everything, and they're going along with the ...
1
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1answer
16 views

How does Ferguson not remember them?

In the film Sleepers (1996), how does Ralph Ferguson not remember Michael, Tommy or John? I mean, if he didn't recognize their faces, which he probably wouldn't because they're adults now, he must at ...
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1answer
102 views

How was the effect of David Walliams finger being cut off achieved

In the movie "Dinner for Schmucks", the actor David Walliams (who plays Mueller) has his index finger (with the famous ring of the family) cut by the blind "fool". How was this effect achieved?
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1answer
51 views

What exactly is this crystal thing on Mars in Watchmen (2009)?

There is a scene in Watchmen (2009) on Mars with Dr. Manhattan. Every time I watch the movie I'm wondering what exactly is this crystal/diamond thing we can see on mars.
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0answers
29 views

Looking for movie name based on scene: someone throws pair of dice and gets 6-6, competitor throws and gets 7-7

I remember just one scene from the movie, which IIRC I've seen on TV. There's one guy leading another guy through a grim city. They meet a 3rd guy by a table and bet on who will get higher spots ...
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0answers
39 views

Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Is there an evidence that this famous Michael Jackson dance move is inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)? With evidence I mean an interview or something like that. In The Wizard of Oz there ...
3
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1answer
111 views

An American TV series about a group of young boys and girls

I watched this TV series in the late 80s or maybe the early 90s, it was subbed in Arabic and broadcasted on few middle eastern channels Definitely it was American and it was not animated, I believe ...
2
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1answer
102 views

How did Jack Crawford know Clarice was in danger once the FBI realized the house in Illinois was empty?

When the FBI agent states that no one is in the house they checked at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, Jack Crawford looks worried and says Clarice's name, as if he's concerned about her safety. ...
2
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1answer
39 views

What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
8
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1answer
246 views

What are light meters needed for in digital movies?

I know when shooting on film, a light meter is used to determine the amount of exposure time for the film to get the right colours. Wikipedia also mentions they're used to to determine the optimum ...
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1answer
26 views

What is the content of the new Amazon Fire TV advert on Youtube? [on hold]

Question: I would like to know what the music is that is used in the new Amazon Fire TV advert found on YouTube and also a list of the games that are used as a demonstration. Link: Amazon Fire TV ...
2
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1answer
52 views

To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?

After having watched the Tamil movie Raavanan I was surprised to learn that there is also, Raavan, a Hindi version of this movie, which was produced and released simultaneously by the same director ...
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1answer
147 views

Did the Oracle somehow know the fight between Neo and Smith would work out in favour of the humans?

Agent Smith going rogue and Neo not choosing the door to the source when he met the Architect were not something the machines had anticipated, as the previous anomalies all behaved in a way that they ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Who was the ultimate originator of the conspiracy to steal the painting in Trance?

The Danny Boyle movie Trance is riddled with false memory and flashbacks. Enough to leave it unclear, even at the end, who first decided to steal the painting at the heart of the theft that kicks off ...
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1answer
20 views

Cultural Revolution movie [on hold]

Please identify this movie. Here are some extremely sketchy details. Chinese movie. Boy and girl are in love (probably around late teens or early twenties). Movie is narrated through the boy, in the ...
9
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3answers
396 views

Planet starts to mimic Earth

I need your help identifying a movie. If I recall correctly it was about some cosmonauts being stranded on a distant planet where something they assumed was a plant started to mimic Earth lifeforms. ...
2
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1answer
47 views

What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...
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0answers
36 views

Couple live in remote area got bully by husband's dad?

Basic Info I don't remember exactly which language they're spoken in the movie, but I'm pretty sure it's one of a language in Europe. Low budget, entire movie use actors less than 10. Plot A ...
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5answers
539 views

What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?

The comic book Watchmen is universally regarded as one of the best examples of its medium. But even more than that, a large part of its point seems to have been to play with the medium of comics ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Space Race covered by a reality show

This movie is a recent film about a space race to Mars between USA and Russia - its funded in part by a successful billionaire and partly by advertisements for a dumb reality TV show on Earth and ...
2
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2answers
238 views

A movie with a time machine which is being used to stop the crime

It's a Hollywood movie. I have seen it 5-6 years ago and now I don't remember its name or cast. The plot was something like this: there is a department with a time machine. They use this machine to ...
5
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3answers
129 views

In Lucy, are the inserted predator/prey shots an example of Expressionism?

Maybe this isn't the right forum, but I don't see an "Art Theory" stack exchange. In the movie Lucy, just opened this weekend, near the beginning the bad guys are closing in on the main character and ...
3
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1answer
470 views

Murderous cop on a training island [duplicate]

I saw this movie long ago that started with two cops in a training island (a man and a blond woman) walking into some kinda room or a farm that had dead cat hanged up to the ceiling, the woman gets ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Why did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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2answers
190 views

How far ahead is The Great British Bakeoff filmed?

There has been some controversy over the last week about about a Baked Alaska disaster where one of the contestants accidentally removed another's ice cream from the freezer. Following this he decided ...
49
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6answers
17k views

What significance does Mike Yanagita have in Fargo?

In the Coen brothers' movie "Fargo" the detective Marge Gunderson gets called by and meets an old schoolmate, Mike Yanagita. He tells her that he is widowed and tries to make a move on her. Later ...
9
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12answers
22k views

Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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0answers
9 views

On Amazing Race, do the teams know in advance what the penalty will be for giving up on a task?

On both Amazing Race and Amazing Race Canada, I've seen teams given time penalties for not finishing a roadblock. Do the teams know what those penalties are or is it a surprise to them when they take ...
5
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1answer
126 views

Alien on the run, Alien Cop chasing

I saw this movie way back in the 80s and can't find a name to it. From what I remember, it has the following: Alien on the run on Earth Alien cop chasing him Alien cop reveals himself/is caught by ...
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86 views

Identify the movie/show from this gif [on hold]

Having a hard time finding out where this gif comes from. Any ideas?

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