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374 views

How did the DHARMA Initiative fit into Lost's story?

I just finished rewatching Lost and as everyone well knows it was confusing to say the least. The ending seems to lean more towards a religious explanation of "preparing to move on to the afterlife", ...
11
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132 views

How much do 3D ticket prices effect gross revenue?

With all the hoopla about Jurassic World's huge box office intake, I'm left wondering how much of this came from the fact that 3D movie tickets cost so much more. How much do 3D tickets actually ...
8
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83 views

Why aren't episode titles put on the screen?

For the last few decades, it seems that most shows (dramas, not just comedies) don't put the episode titles on the screen. Does anyone know why not?
8
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153 views

Movie/TV Show with hackers where a computer virus materializes in the real world and can morph items at will

Now this one has been in my memory for forever, but I never figured it out on my own, so I'm giving it to you to try. I don't know if this was a movie or a TV show, but I recall seeing it on TV ...
8
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362 views

Movie about a child living with rainforest people after a plane crash

i have been looking for a movie I used to play (as a CD) back in 2005 or 2006 for my son and he used to watch it EVERY DAY. The problem is I don't remember the movie title or even the actors. The ...
8
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1answer
620 views

Why don't we get to see all the 7 lightning strikes?

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the eponymous protagonist grows up in a nursing home where he meets Mr. Daws, a man who claims to have been "struck by lightning 7 times". In fact it's a ...
8
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204 views

Did Trevor Reznik really go to the amusement park?

In The Machinist, we see Trevor Reznik go to the amusement park with Maria (the waitress) and Nicholas (her son). Trevor and Nicholas go on the Route 666 ride, and Nicholas has an epileptic fit. ...
7
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214 views

Who is the second Hamlin in Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill?

In Better Call Saul, the prequel of Breaking Bad, a successful Albuquerque lawyer firm called Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill is named after: Howard Hamlin Charles McGill ??? Someone else called Hamlin ...
7
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930 views

What is the real story behind movie Badlapur?

During the interviews makers said that Badlapur is based on true events happened in central Europe in 1980s. Some say these events actually happened in Pune itself. Does anybody know the exact real ...
7
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1answer
136 views

Is there a specific style or genre name for Jackie Chan's movies?

Aside from the obvious Action or Martial Arts, Jackie Chan's movies are filled with very angular fight scenes (i.e. Punch, Hesitation, Retraction, Counter, etc...). There is a deliberateness to it, ...
7
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191 views

Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
6
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1answer
385 views

Thriller movie with woman afraid to leave her apartment

I watched it in the 90's on TV, the movie was most probably from the 80's. It was in colour and I'm quite sure it was American. The protagonist was a young woman, living alone in a big city and ...
5
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105 views

Movie where older guitar player assesses that younger guitar player needs more soul

I've never seen the movie I'm asking about... but someone showed me a clip from it a few years ago. I thought it would be easy to re-find, but keyword searches regarding guitars and producers didn't ...
5
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1answer
329 views

Old movie with mother seeing her daughter's ghost

Could you help me identify a movie? I remember seeing it around the end of the 90s. At the beginning of the story the daughter of a couple died because of some kind of medical malpractice. The girl ...
5
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1answer
792 views

Why is Wilfred a fan of Matt Damon?

In the US version of Wilfred it is established right at the beginning and a recurring theme that Wilfred is a big fan of Matt Damon, yet I don't think it is ever explained why. Furthermore the 1st ...
4
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173 views

Why did the boy call 911?

In the movie "Mystic River", a 911 call by a boy played a key roll in closing the murder case. But why on earth did he (who later turned out to be the murderer) called 911?
4
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2k views

Who sends Pops back in time in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, who sends Pops (Arnold) back in time to protect Sarah Connor? Was there any mention of this in the film?
4
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128 views

Rare road movie with the protagonist resembling Philip Seymour Hoffman

B-production road movie, late 80's or 90's probably. Guy in his 40-50s, marred probably (I think that he spoken with his wife on phone), alone on the road. He looks big, or fat, but not extreme, pale ...
4
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1answer
79 views

a parent, who may be a poet dies, and children(?) go through a manuscript

In this movie (possibly international*), an old parent (probably a father) dies (or is dying) and somewhat estranged children (grown adults) come to deal with the situation. The parent had been a ...
4
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1answer
428 views

Can actors always wear contact lenses?

With higher-definition formats do actors with very bad vision have to remove contact lenses when their character isn't supposed to wear them, especially in close-up shots that would presumably make ...
4
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1answer
173 views

Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
4
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1answer
88 views

What is the “vector analysis” used in The Bletchley Circle?

In the second episode of season one of the series The Bletchley Circle, the protagonists refer to a technique they call "vector analysis" that was used at Bletchley Park, and then apply it to a crime ...
4
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1answer
81 views

Was Johnston supposed to be speaking in Mandarin all the time?

The Last Emperor is mostly in English, but it is meant to be understood that this is simply being translated for the benefit of the movie viewer, usually from Mandarin (I think). Was Reginald Fleming ...
4
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1answer
74 views

Was the member 'Tick' always supposed to be a part of the colony?

In season 2 of Discovery's 'The Colony' later in the series a man named Tick reveals himself to the rest of the group. This brings their number up to 10, which is the same number that the first season ...
4
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1answer
250 views

Why aren't all the werewolves turning at the same time?

In the Vampire Diaries S02E21, The Sun Also Rises, when Klaus's main werewolf turns, why doesn't Kyle himself and his backup werewolf also turn at the same time?
3
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1answer
24 views

How are Streets of Fire's end credits structured so unusually (or are they)?

It was only recently that I conciously noticed that Streets of Fire employs quite an unusual structure for its end credits. When the movie ends, first the cast list scrolls over a view of the last ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Movie about an affair

From what I remember, some rich man leaves his wife (which is younger, around 40 may be?) for a few days, and then a young blonde boy comes in and has a romance with her. I remember the film had lots ...
3
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1answer
50 views

Correlation of events in Red Lights (2012)

This is about the movie Red Lights (2012). Is there any correlation between the deaths of Margaret and the skeptic reporter who both die of heart attacks. Or is it simply coincidence?
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168 views

Soldier unexpectedly returning from war

I saw this movie on Danish television in 1980, so I guess it's from 1979 or earlier. Language: English. Country: Probably US, might be Canadian. Plot: A mother and her young teenage son miss their ...
3
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1answer
72 views

What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

Why does the mugger that Finch pays off react this way?

This is about the 2nd last scene in season 4 episode 6 of Person of Interest, where Finch is paying off the mugger. I understand why the mugger is agitated at Finch given the umbrella takedown, but ...
3
votes
1answer
711 views

How are first-person perspective videos shot?

I want to know what kind of cameras are typically used to shoot first-person perspective videos or movies and how they are shot? Here's an example. The song Smack my bitch up by The Prodigy. Here's ...
3
votes
1answer
159 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 ...
3
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1answer
379 views

How does Murphy overcome the “Red Asset”?

During the raid of the OmniCorp Headquarters Rick Mattox is almost able to kill RoboCop, due to wearing a bracer tagged as a Red Asset (marking him as Do not engage). Luckily enough, Jack Lewis is ...
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53 views

Horror movie in dollhouse

I can't remember much from this movie, but it has hanged dead people in it. There was a man and a woman who were running from something. It was a man who cuts in people. Then there was this scene when ...
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53 views

This one's been bugging me for years

It's science fiction, late 50's early 60's. All I can remember is a group of people drive out in the dessert. Drive their car into a barn type building and the floor is an elevator. I'm 99% sure there ...
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60 views

On the Jeeves and Wooster TV show does Wooster say “Don’t you know?” much like the character does in the P.G. Wodehouse books?

In the British Jeeves and Wooster ITV TV series (1990-1993) with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, does Wooster ever—or indeed frequently—say “Don’t you know?”, like he frequently does in the books? For ...
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28 views

Name of a Ninja movie about 2 brothers with magic

This is an old movie I saw on Star Movies in the 90s. It is a martial arts/Ninja/magical kind of movie. It's about two Brothers, one teenager and another kid, who has a console game. There is also a ...
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0answers
34 views

Why was television invented so long after cinema?

Recently I watched a National Geographic documentary about Farnsworth, Sarnoff and his rivalry over the invention of television. The facts depicted in the documentary happens between 1923 and 1937. I ...
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0answers
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Jingim finally accepting Marco

Jingim is heavily wounded and being rolled away by his soldiers, but stops to talk to Marco Polo. What does it mean when he says "peace to you, brother" to Marco?
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This may be difficult, I only remember bits

I am unsure if to much, but I remember bits of a show and it always bugs me that I can't figure it out. I think a group is trying to get help and they have to go in different types of areas or ...
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210 views

A soldier's wife has an affair and is blackmailed

I think the movie came out around maybe 10-15 years ago. It was about a woman who was married to a soldier and she had an affair with someone (I think she was a teacher having an affair with another ...
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0answers
48 views

Name of 80s movie about gangs

I'm looking for an 80s movie where there's a fight in the beginning and they end up in jail. Then there is some kind of singing concert thing. The leaders of the two gangs tie there hands together and ...
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53 views

A short I saw on YouTube years ago

I asked about this short on imgur, and a person told me to come here and ask the same question. I hope I can find some help here. So I once saw a short on YouTube with an alien man who came down to ...
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75 views

Can somebody please tell me the name of this horror film that is farely new?

I have been searching for this horror film for like a good year that I saw once and really liked! I SWEAR it started with a game of truth or dare and the main girl had a box of tarot cards. she pulls ...
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54 views

Must be asleep by midnight

My brother and I watched a film when we were children that scared the crap out of us; now we want to pass it on to a new generation. It may have been animated, it was about a villian (who wore a hat, ...
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22 views

Movie is a western about a bunch of mentally handicapped people lead by a con man?

So yeah basically the main character tries to exploit a bunch of mentally handicapped people in this western by first getting one guy to count cards and the film climax's with a western shoot out in a ...
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0answers
139 views

What is the name of this movie/TV episode?

I remember watching this a long time ago and I think it was set in the 90s or the early 2000s. What I remember is that there was a man still sitting in a chair or possibly a wheel chair at the bottom ...
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0answers
71 views

its a early 90's movie

There's a specific scene in this movie where women were taken as slaves. In the scene a woman is tied to a post for days. One of the higher up puts a piece of wood behind her legs so she could never ...
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50 views

Horror film involving some kind of alien or demon private part

There was some type of phallus that oozed (semen?) that was attached to people after consuming some form of the ooze it was either demon or alien. The people it was attached to were bound or caged and ...

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