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318 views

Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?

Background: In Luther, Series 3, episode 1, Ken Barnaby is a suspect in the case of a murdered internet troll, Jared Cass. Cass had tormented Barnaby and his wife over social media after their ...
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833 views

In Ocean's Thirteen, how can a loaded roulette ball's outcome be predicted down to three digits?

Introduction In Ocean's thirteen, the team decides to use loaded balls to rig the Roulette Table, since no Hi-Tech solution seemed to work out for them. They get a Pit Boss to plant the loaded balls ...
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166 views

Why are these people in the Purgatory timeline?

There seems to be a consensus that the alternate timeline (where the flight did not crash) which is shown in Season 6 of Lost is some sort of purgatory which the islanders were in before they moved on ...
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420 views

Does Jane Kaczmarek actually whistle in “Mrs. Tri-County”?

In the finale to season 6 of Malcolm in the Middle, Lois whistles impressively on stage. I can't seem to find a credit for who actually did the whistling: was it recorded (and from whom), or does the ...
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156 views

Movie about a witch who brings her sister back to life

I think I saw this movie in the late 80s. A woman dies, and a few weeks or months later her sister, who is a witch, brings her back to life. I recall her explaining to her sister how some unlikely ...
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527 views

Why didn't Brad Pitt win Best Picture Oscar Award for Departed, even though he served as producer for the film?

Why was Bard Pitt not nominated for the Oscar for Departed (2006)? Bradley Cooper's name is listed for Best Picture for Oscars because he served as producer for American Sniper: Then why was Brad ...
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498 views

Why do remakes need permission whereas spoofs/parodies don't?

Why do remakes need permission whereas spoofs/parodies don't? Scary Movie consists of lot of spoofs of other movies, yet they didn't seem to have any permission for that from all those movies. But as ...
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Why kids are allowed to play in Caligula (1979) movie?

Why kids are allowed in Caligula (1979) movie? Actually Caligula (1979) is pure adult movie, even i can clearly saw sexual activity involved in the film. There is a scene: where womans with bare ...
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457 views

Semi-thriller/drama with a prostitute, money and betrayal

I'm looking for a movie with a prostitute who carries a bag with an S letter hanging (so the girl's name started with S). One guy is trying to track the girl down and ends up having some kind of ...
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201 views

2000's romantic comedy about a family of men cursed to die at a specific age

I don't know anything of the movie, except that it is a 2000ish sorta romance film about a 20ish year old man that has a curse on his family where at a certain age all men die in accidents or the ...
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132 views

What exactly happened to Chen Dawai?

I saw Blackhat (2015) yesterday and was a bit confused about that part. Warning, spoilers ahead: How exactly did Chen Dawai (the friend of Nick Hathaway aka Chris Hemsworth) die? Was the car rigged ...
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How realistic is the hacking depicted in Blackhat?

The movie Blackhat (2015) shows professional hackers sabotaging an atomic reactor and the stock market, as well as counterhackers trying to get on the blackhat's trail, finding out their identity. As ...
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Why would a movie that appears pornographic via it's rating (X) receive an Academy Award?

When looking at the IMDb page for Midnight Cowboy, it says that the movie is rated X but won 3 Oscars. I always assumed an X-rated movie is a pornographic movie. Does this mean that Oscars can also be ...
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1answer
145 views

Why is scary makeup allowed in PG-13 movies?

Why is scary makeup allowed in PG-13 movies? For example the orcs' faces in The Lord of the Rings are very scary, but the movies got a PG-13 rating. Another example would be The Mummy (1999), whose ...
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4answers
7k views

Why are nude scenes allowed in PG-13 movies?

Why are nude scenes allowed in PG-13 movies? For example, the movie Titanic (1997).
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2answers
742 views

What happened to Myrcelle Baratheon? [closed]

I have only seen the series and not read any of the books. Tyrion marries off Cersei's daughter, Myrcella Baratheon into the Dorn family. Later Oberyn Martell arrives planning revenge against the ...
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1answer
231 views

An early 2000's action movie set in wilderness

Genre: Action, martial arts Language: English (US, 95% sure) Movie seen in between: 2000 - 2004 Aired on: Star Movies (India) Characters description: Three characters who play major roles in the ...
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226 views

Old japanese sci-fi about heros who crash lands alien ship on duplicate earth

Japanese sci-fi from 1970-1990. An alien is trying to reach earth but a group of heroes created or duplicated a fake earth to crash land into. The alien had a flat or disc like head. He had more than ...
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299 views

70's TV show with a witch with a cauldron

If anyone can help, I would be extremely grateful. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. In the 1970's, after school, we would sometimes watch a show where the lead character was an ugly witch. It took place ...
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1answer
175 views

What do the characters that accompany Willard in Apocalypse Now represent in relation to the morality and insanity?

What do the characters on the boat (Lance, Clean, Chief and Chef) represent in Apocalypse Now and how do they relate to the metaphor involving insanity? Any answers good, I'm stuck.
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1answer
1k views

I can't seem to find a movie about a woman and a man that meet in a dream

This movie is about a guy and a woman. The guy works (probably) in a coffee shop. When he went to sleep he dreamed about this woman who's in a coma and in this coma she dreamed about him. They met in ...
4
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1answer
441 views

How was the opening scene in Fight Club made?

In the opening scene of Fight Club (1999) there is a visual journey through the Narrator's brain showing the "synapses". How was that scene made?
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2k views

Were Tyrion's stories true?

In Game of Thrones S2E03 Tyrion tells 3 different stories to The Spider, Littlefinger and the Grand maester in-addition specifically stating that the Queen must not know. We learn it's a ploy to find ...
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1answer
888 views

90s TV series with flying hero?

IIRC there was a TV series, live action where the hero at night was flying over the city and he had some glow from his eyes and a blue superhero suit. Which was it? I'm fairly certain that he had some ...
4
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1answer
479 views

Dancing scene from another movie/video in “Silver Linings Playbook”

While working on their own performance Tiffany & Pat are watching a video, where two men are dancing on the table, then they jump down and continue dancing on the floor. I guess this scene is from ...
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515 views

80s/90s obscure movie taking place in boy's bedroom

My daycare provider played this movie for us and can't find anything about it online. What I remember: opening credits are animated but the movie is not. However the set is meant to appear ...
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1answer
75 views

A movie about a Soviet(?) ballet composer?

I'm looking for this movie, but I barely remember it. It seemed to be from the 2000's and I'm not sure but I think it wasn't in English. It was a very cute film, about an ageing Soviet composer ...
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345 views

What old 50's or 60's Sci Fi movie is this scene from?

I remember watching an old Sci Fi movie scene where some guy is stumbling down a staircase going around one of those big spherical gas storage tanks (like at a refinery). His hand was on the tank as ...
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1answer
149 views

What format would Lucy's knowledge be saved as?

Nearing the end of Luc's sci-fi film Lucy, she says, "I'll download my knowledge...". Then, at the very end, her knowledge is saved to a hard drive. My question is, what format would it be in, and how ...
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1answer
226 views

Guy steals a car with a driver in it and goes back to the hood

I saw this movie a long time ago, so maybe it was made in the 1990s or early 2000-2007, or earlier. In it the guy steals a car, with a driver in it takes him back to where he is from. The carjacker ...
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1answer
4k views

What is the correct, full Lenin quote that the Dude fails to deliver?

In "The Big Lebowski", the main character, the Dude, tries, and fails, to deliver a quote from Lenin: It's like Lenin said, you look for the person who will benefit... And, uh... You know, you'll, ...
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5answers
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What city is used for cityscape shots in The Flash?

The shows Arrow and The Flash take place in Starling City and nearby(?) Central City. My understanding (assumption) is that both shows are filmed in Vancouver, although each show has city shots ...
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1answer
386 views

Movie about a desk and letters from the past

Looking for a movie I watched a long time ago about a desk with a hidden compartment. When the new owner of the desk finds the hidden compartment and looks inside, he finds a letter that dates a few ...
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1answer
582 views

How did Alan lose his chiropractic license?

In season 12, episode Here I come, pants: Walden: "We'll gonna lose everything we worked for over one stupid mistake." Alan: "It's my chiropractic license all over again." I can't remember ...
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2answers
3k views

MPAA film numbers - is there a list?

At the end of most major American films, there's a number. I believe current films are running in the high 40000s. From a little bit of research, when the MPAA rates a film, they give it a unique ...
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1answer
102 views

Movie with black and white soldiers in the brig

I watched this movie in high school so the movie is at least 25 yrs old. Not sure how long the movie is but we watched it over several class periods. The movie had Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, and ...
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1answer
1k views

Value of Currency in Guardians of the Galaxy

In Guardians of the Galaxy, they make many references to "units", which is their currency. For example, Quill's bounty was 30,000 units and the fee to recover the orb was worth 4,000,000 units. But ...
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Why does the term “CILLY” begin at the start of every message in “The Imitation Game”?

In the movie The Imitation Game, Alan Turing has a Eureka moment when he learns from a woman that one particular German begins every message that he sends out with the term "CILLY". From what I ...
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1answer
104 views

Mid 2000s horror comedy where the monsters can sense sin

I remember watching a movie on tv a few years ago, and can't remember the title, only a few details. It has two male leads, and a female. And I'm pretty sure there's a red car. Towards the end the ...
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1answer
813 views

Legalities of shows recording crime?

I'm not quite sure how to form this question, but basically I've watched a lot of shows that record crimes happening. These are usually the series about narcotics, violence, etc. The shows film crimes ...
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1answer
92 views

Movie about global warming, begins with three guys working on a huge iceberg and one of them makes it break

I remember two guys entering a little cabin after work while the third one has another thing left to do outside. He fails and the whole iceberg starts crackin. After it tears apart he jumps the hole ...
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1answer
68 views

What movie has characters singing about the Ed Sullivan Show?

A long time ago, I saw parts of a very strange movie on TV. It appeared to either be in or take place in the same era as films like Singin' In The Rain, and like that film it too was a musical. I ...
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2answers
230 views

Person changing diaper with tongs

I am looking for the title of a movie that features a scene where a person changes a diaper with personal protective equipment on and tongs. The movie's language is English and was I believe it was ...
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1answer
2k views

How was Jesse Pinkman originally supposed to die in season one?

I was told that Jesse was originally supposed to die in the 1st season of Breaking Bad, but was instead changed to No Doze. How was he supposed to die? Bludgeoned by Tuco, perhaps?
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5answers
12k views

What exactly happened to the guys in Scenic Route movie?

Sorry, I didn't get what really happened to the guys in Scenic Route. Did they die, dream or really escape from the desert?
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1answer
375 views

Horror movie with baby angels in wall of house

I am looking for the name of a horror movie, which tells about a woman that comes to a haunted mansion. In the mansion there are baby angels, and angels that live in the walls of the house. There are ...
2
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1answer
115 views

S01E10: How did Romero know about the money?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), sheriff Alex Romero retrieved the money from Shelby's garage. How did he know about it? Was he involved in their slavery empire? If yes, how?
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1answer
61 views

How exactly did Summers, Shelby, Abernathy organize their slavery empire?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), Keith Summers, Zack Shelby, and Jake Abernathy made asian girls to slaves and sold them. How exactly was this organized? In particular, what was the ...
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3answers
345 views

Bear with an airship

I remember a cartoon from when I was younger (late 80s early 90s) with a bear who had an airship. The ship was like a pirate ship with a quilted balloon on the top. I believe the enemy was some sort ...
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1answer
248 views

How did Gary Barber work his way up?

I am curious how Gary Barber, the well-known moneyman and producer for films such as "True Romance", "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit", worked his way up from being an accountant in South Africa. It seems ...

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