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Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?

In the film, I noticed the name to be used for the first time by Ronan after the crash landing, talking to the group. Later, Peter says something like “I guess we really are Guardians of the Galaxy”. ...
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What is the device of Alex Trusks at the end of Hypercube?

Cube series are really complicated movie series. At the end of the Hypercube, Kate gives a device some serious guys (some military guys maybe). This device was taken from Alex Trusks' neck. What is ...
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What is the first occurence of film within a film within a film?

In the Scre4m (or Scream 4) opening scene, So the above scene shows a film within a film within a film. If I am not wrong then this kind of scene is not new and I have seen it before. So I want to ...
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What was the first use of the driving closeup shots known from Miami Vice?

One of the trademarks of Miami Vice were the nightly cruises through Miami's streets, which were usually accompanied by great music and very characteristic camera shots showing closeups of the car ...
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Hunger Games - Extra meaning in “Panem”

I know the naming of the country "Panem" already has at least a couple meanings in the books and movies. For starters, it translates to "bread", and is even more fitting when Plutarch mentions the ...
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Computer takes over a woman

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 ...
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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 ...
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Very fast reading scenes in movies? [on hold]

I'm looking for movies featuring very fast reading, such as browsing an entire book in 30 seconds and having read it. I think there are two scenes in US movies from 1960-2000 related once to a ...
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woman answers door wearing saran wrap

I know I've seen this but I can't find it anywhere. Woman tries to spice up their relationship by answering the door wearing either saran wrap or bubble wrap. When she opens the door it's either the ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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339 views

What determines when a book will be split into multiple films?

Over the last few years more and more book adaptations are being split into multiple films corresponding to a single book, to name a few: The Hobbit (One book, three films) Breaking Dawn Mockingjay ...
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How is a Targaryen immune to molten metal?

In the scene in Game of Thrones S01E06 where Khal Drogo pours molten gold over Viserys's head and he dies, Daenerys says that a real (dragon) Targaryen could never have been killed by that. While we ...
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Are those movie masks for real where A impersonates B? [duplicate]

You know the kind I mean. At the intro of Mission Impossible, we see Tom Cruise, who suddenly hooks a hand beneath his jaw and tears of his face, which turns out to be one of those vinyl masks. ...
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What is the name of mixed oriental/western music genre?

In many movies, especially historic and the ones related to the classical european/middle-eastern civilisations, the OST is a general mix between oriental music and western modern elements. A prime ...
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Who saved the open net goal against the matchup with the warriors?

In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the mighty ducks face off with the Edan Hall Warriors varsity team. The winner of this game gets to stay and the losers leave. As the final game is being played, the ducks are ...
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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...
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263 views

A movie scene with russian roulette in an army tent

Once in the late 1990's, I remember seeing a scene of a film on TV, where this guy walks into an army tent, and there's a bunch of strange people inside playing russian roulette. He get's invited to ...
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In Fargo, why did the police ignore that Chumph was duct-taped to the chair?

Why was no attention made in Fargo about Malvo's accomplice, Chumph, being duct taped to a chair and a gun duct taped to his hand? This would be proof there was someone else in town, doing bad things. ...
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Help identifying gambling? movie

I don't remember a lot of the details from the film at all, but one scene stands out rather vividly. The main character is a young man, in his 20s/30s, visiting his dying father at the hospital. He ...
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Home invasion gone wrong: burglar accidentally breaks father's neck

The following text contains descriptions of mature and possibly disturbing content. When I was a child (early 2000s), I was shocked by a movie I saw while secretly watching TV late at night. It was ...
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Son and Stepmother compete for Father's attention by cooking meals

A boy's mother dies, the father hires a housekeeper and marries her. The boy and stepmother vie for the approval of the father by cooking his favorite dishes. The father dies and the boy leaves the ...
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1answer
889 views

How did Sherlock know there must be a code to call off the killers?

In The Reichenbach Fall, Sherlock is standing on the rooftop after it became clear, that he has to jump and kill himself in order to save his friends. He then starts laughing and turns around to ...
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1answer
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Why did Lord Humungus kill himself in Mad Max 2?

Driving head on against a large truck seems pretty stupid, why did Humungus do that in Mad Max 2? What was he trying to accomplish?
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886 views

Did Oberyn “The Viper” ever expect to win the trial of combat?

* TV SPOILERS below * As seen in the final episode of the 4th Season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain is actually alive but dying a slow and painful death due to the poison that was used on the ...
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What was the meaning of the fish?

During Snowpiercer all the soldiers were cutting into fish as they prepared for battle. If you saw the movie, you know what scene I mean. What was the meaning of this gesture?
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Why did two characters have to go to Lake Tahoe to get married?

In Grey's Anatomy, series 10, episode 13, two people decide to drive to Lake Tahoe to get married. Why did they have to go to there? Is it something to do with going to another state? (Do marriage ...
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What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

Admiral Kirk arrives aboard the Enterprise for an inspection of the training crew. While inspecting the crew as they stand in line. He comes to Scotty and says the following. From The Script ...
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Exceptions to horror genre and female sexuality tropes?

Recalling Carol Clover's Her body, himself: Gender in the Slasher Film, there is typically an androgynous final girl in horror films - such as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween - who survives the movie. ...
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Cars 1 or 2 Japanese Lightning McQueen Figurine [on hold]

I thought that there was a Japanese figurine of Lightning McQueen in one of the scenes in either Cars 1 or Cars 2. In the scene it had a little Kanji character above the figurine. I'm having trouble ...
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How credible is the ending of Collateral?

Here's what happens at the end of Collateral (2004): The taxi driver manages to defeat a highly skilled hitman. Is it mere luck? Should we accept this as a screw-up on the part of the movie ...
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Man buys a book on how to find ghosts

This is a movie I watched quite some time ago and I can't remember the title of it. I can only remember some scenes from it. (I'm not sure if everything here is accurate though). It's an Asian horror ...
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Film featuring advert for 'Stay Put' lipstick

Whilst rewatching Mad Men memories of an old film came to mind and I'd like help identifying it. American film, made/set in late 50's early 60's. Starred beautiful woman/bombshell (a Marilyn Monroe ...
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148 views

How much time passes during Season 1?

In the first episode of Orange Is the New Black they mention that Piper has a 15 month sentence. In the last episode of Season 1 it's Christmas. Are there any hints or comments I might have missed ...
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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Is it ever confirmed, or at the very least strong insinuated, that Saga has Asperger syndrome?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen ("The Bridge"), the lead female character Saga lacks certain social skills. She takes comments extremely literally, for the most part lacks emotion, and ...
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What happened at the end of A Most Wanted Man?

Here is my understanding of the end of A Most Wanted Man: the German agents led by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character Gunther set up a sting operation to film Abdullah breaking the law, with the ...
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What is the meaning of the line “This mustn't register on an emotional level”?

In the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes during the bare fist fight scene early on in the movie, Sherlock tries to leave the fight after but is then humiliated by his opponent who spits at him. He then ...
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What makes Sherlock and Watson such good friends?

In the Sherlock series, I noticed this peculiar thing which has been hinted at, many times. Sherlock is so weird. Almost no one like him and vice-versa but what makes John Watson so different? How ...
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421 views

Did Kevin Spacey use to look…different?

The Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder comedy Hear no Evil, See no Evil features a young Kevin Spacey, who has some kind of growth on his face: It doesn't serve any plot function, nor is it mentioned or ...
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1answer
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Attack on a person resting in a parked car

I saw a French film on British TV some years ago, probably released in the period 1999-2007, the name and most details of which I cannot remember. I think it was shown as part of a series of French ...
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Why didn't Lisa tell the truth about Thorwald to the police?

Saw this 1959 Hitchcock's masterpiece Rear Window last night. One of the great classics! Enjoyed it! I just didn't get one thing. Why didn't Lisa (Grace Kelly) tell the complete plot and truth about ...
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113 views

European movie were camera is just focussed on a doorway in a house/apartment

Can anyone identify a European/arthouse film where the camera is just left on a table focussing on a doorway in a house/apartment and chronicles "a day in the life" e.g couple argue, couple make love ...
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Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that place being limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a ...
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Does there exist a full, “Director's Cut” version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I remember watching this on TV many, many moons ago (maybe early 90's?) and there was a scene where Spiccoli is explaining how he got a guitar pick from Mick Jagger. It was definitely not in the ...
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Is there a precedent for casting the same actor in an American remake of a British/foreign television show?

Broadchurch (ITV/BBC America) was my favorite television show, specifically crime drama, in 2013. FOX is remaking the series but changed the name to Gracepoint. Interestingly, they cast David Tennant, ...
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36 views

Identify Frozen Soundtrack [on hold]

I was watching Frozen the other day and i wanted to know what is the name of the soundtrack being played before Let It Go and after Elsa's Coronation Dinner
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103 views

The Expendables 3 Rusty's Bar Song [on hold]

I wanna know the name of the song which plays on a Background at the end of a Movie. It starts at 1:51:10 (When Rusty's bar shows up) :) I'm talking about moment where all the expendables team drinks ...
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1answer
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Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)?

Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)? I searched, but I did not find his the name. IMDB
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What was the end conclusion for the movie The Man From Earth

The Man From Earth (2007) was really a good movie but what I quite didn't understand the end, why does Dr. Gruber die at the end and did it prove that John was God?
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309 views

What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...

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