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The Legendary Enormous Boulder Scene

Everyone knows this scene! Indiana Jones narrowly escapes death by a huge rolling boulder in the Raiders of the Lost Ark. However I recently watched the original Journey to the Center of the Earth ...
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What is the purpose of a mid-season finale?

With shows like The Walking Dead, why do they use a 2-part season? There are other shows like Son of Anarchy that do not have a 2-part season. Some shows such as American Horror Story take a break for ...
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Does the music festival really exist?

I saw Project Almanac today and I am not even going to ask about any of the highly illogical time travel events of the movie. Instead I want to ask about one of the events that takes place and the ...
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Is the title a homage to Back to the Future?

I am not sure why this movie was called Project Almanac. As far as I remember the protagonists just make up the name out of the blue and never mention it again, so maybe there is no significance at ...
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Why didn't Balian ask for terms with Saladin before the siege of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven?

In Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven, only after the bloody 3 day siege of Jerusalem ends in stalemate do Balian and Saladin agree to terms allowing the inhabitants of the city to peacefully ...
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How does one identify a Valyrian Steel?

There were so many instances in Game of Thrones when someone unsheathes a Valyrian Steel like when Mormont presents Jon Snow with Longclaw and like the one where Brienne pulls out the reforged sword ...
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Horror movie with teenagers tormented by a summoned demon

The film starts off with 4 or 5 students that try communicating with the dead. One of them uses a hand held camera and this "demon" comes through and picks up one girl and pulls her into the darkness. ...
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Has the pronunciation of Arya Stark's name changed?

In the first few series of Game of Thrones Arya's name was pronounced Arryah (leading to her name 'arry). However towards the end of series four (particularly the fight with Brienne and The Hound) ...
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Big Trouble In Little China Ending

Yesterday I watched Big Trouble in Little China for the third time in a week. What a hidden gem this film is! Anyway my question is why did Jack Burton refuse to kiss Gracie at the end? he has ...
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Why was The Lego Movie not nominated at the Oscars?

Given that The Lego Movie displayed a new style of animation, was there any specific technical reason why it was not nominated in the category of "Best Animated Feature Film" at the 87th Academy ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK cuts of the church scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I will try to avoid spoilers but this question is meant for people who HAVE seen the movie. Apparently there are three different cuts of this movie as far as I know: US cut UK cut Indonesian cut ...
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Any known cases of a person appearing in one reality TV show as having one career but later in another reality TV show as having a different career?

This question is not about following types of reality TV shows: "Big Brother" or "Jersey Shore" were the portrayed individuals are recognized as "actors"/"participants". "Cops" where the portrayed ...
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Identify this movie with a black blob-like creature breaks out of some sort of chamber

I have this vague memory of a film… could be 50s – 60s, black and white as I recall, possibly British. The scene that I remember most takes place in some sort of industrial facility, could be like a ...
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Exact french quote meaning “To want something you have to be alive”

I can't make out a quote in Pierrot Le Fou which is translated from French to "To want something you have to be alive." It's in the first part of the movie, as they first take off in the car, where ...
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An outcast, a small town, an abused kid and baseball

Saw a movie when I was younger, think it was from the USA, probably in the 90s though it could have been a re-run at that point, it's been driving me nuts lately trying to remember what it was, I only ...
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Martial arts movie where man shoots darts/arrows out of stringed instrument?

I saw this movie in the last 20-25 years - for some reason I think it was released in the 90s in the US (possibly early 2000s), but I'm not certain. Anyway, it's a martial arts movie based in China ...
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identify this Finnish movie about father who meets his son after years

It's about a Finnish drama movie. A father decides to find his son whom hasn't see for years. He goes out of his son's apartment and wait for him. The son comes back from a concert, he is a famous ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Why does Nina Myers call Palmer in episode 22 to help save Jack from the Drazens?

I've been watching season 1 of 24 for the third time, and trying to work out if Nina's behaviour does add up to the season's final plot twist. This question pretty much explains everything: Why did ...
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Why was “13” written on the wall as the train leaves District 12 in Catching Fire?

Why was "13" written on the wall as the train leaves a tunnel from District 12 in Catching Fire? This 13 would seem to me to label a tunnel to District 13 but they're on a train leaving this ...
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Was there a specific meaning behind each child in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Just curious if each child stood for some specific evil or something. I feel like Augustus Gloop stood for Glutony (his name even has some similarity), but can't quite put my finger on the other ...
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Why does Chuck ask people that enter his house if they have 'grounded themselves'?

On the show Better Call Saul, when someone enters Chuck's house, he asks Ground yourself? By which he means to leave watches, mobile phones et cetera outside of the house. Also, he doesn't have ...
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How did the US PoW infer the end of WW2?

In the 2014 movie Unbroken, at (approximately) the 1 hour 55 minute juncture, a US B-29 flies above the PoWs who were told to bathe in the water, before other B-29s do so. I personally observe that ...
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Documentary about people who torture

Looking for a British documentary, ca ten years old, possibly made by BBC. It was a controversial piece where they interview a number of torturers who are free men today. They even manage to film an ...
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Jon Stewart Interview with psychologist

There was a Jon Stewart interview within the last year where the psychologist said that if you put a bunch of politically right leaning people in a room together they will come out even further to the ...
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Are the brands worn by the stars in a movie part of promotions?

Okay guys this may be a dumb question but it popped into my mind very recently. Are the products of different famous brands like 'converse', 'Nike', 'Diesel', 'Calvin klein' (to name a few), be it ...
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Why the characters 'Walter White' and 'Jesse Pinkman' dropped from the spin-off 'Better Call Saul'?

Recently I came to know about the new Tv show Better Call Saul, which is the spin-off from Breaking Bad. But to my disappointment the characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman were dropped from the ...
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What was the first movie to feature a person seated on a toilet?

Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock has a scene where a person is flushing a toilet. This fact provided some shock effect, since toilets were virtually never seen in American cinema in the 1960s. ...
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Gollum and the ring

We know that the ring kept Gollum/Smeagol alive for about 500 years, and in The Lord of the Rings we see Bilbo aging really fast after he gave the ring to Frodo, so what happens to Gollum? He remains ...
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Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?

Maybe no one around here would know the answer to this, or maybe it varies wildly, but I'm curious to know whether or not it's typical for movie stars to be forbidden from resembling the character ...
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MMA fighting film where winner takes the girl [closed]

I saw a movie a few years back where a guy is in a fighting tournament where you win your opponents girl. Horrible fight-scenes, acting, directing, story. It is directed by the same guy who plays the ...
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Is a whiteboard anachronistic in Ashes to Ashes?

In Series 1 Episode 1 of Ashes to Ashes, DI Alex Drake employs a whiteboard as she reasons out her situation with Shaz and Chris. Were whiteboards in general use in 1981? Is this an anachronism?
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Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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A Question about a scene in The Grand Budapest Hotel

At around the 29th minute of The Grand Budapest Hotel Gustave and Zero have the following conversation about "Boy with Apple": Gustave: That picture, Boy with Apple, is priceless. Understand? ...
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Is Roy based on Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola?

The Bollywood film Roy is claimed to be based on Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola's affair. Is it right, is Roy really based on Tarantino's life or is it just a rumour or marketing agenda? Did ...
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Why does the drink affect him?

In The Flash S1E11 Dr. Harrison Wells is seen in his apartment just having arrived from S.T.A.R. Labs, and he pours out a drink for himself, sips it and seems satisfied. Except he is a speedster. ...
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A movie about two separated brothers that when re-united cause havoc

Seen this around 2006, Color, English. It is about two brothers with some super natural powers or something like that. They lived their whole lives separate from each other, until one day they meet. ...
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What does Samantha mean when she says, “Now we know how?”

At the end of the movie Her, Samantha says to Theodore: Now we know how. What does she mean by this?
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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Why is 11 an important number in I-Origins

I'm talking about the movie I-Origins Wonderful movie. Movie about science vs religion. Fact vs believe. Cool. Scientist IAN lost the girl after first interaction but he can't forget about her. He ...
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Identify the movie where a man is sent to prison and has cellmate with a calendar tattooed all over his arms

It is a movie about someone breaking into a guy's house, and the homeowner runs after the guy and I think in self defense kills him (unsure about this part) He gets sent to jail and put in a cell with ...
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Identify this non-American movie where a half-dressed girl in heels answers a door

The only scene I remember is: A girl is lying on a mattress on the floor in an empty loft during daylight. There is a knock (or bell ring) at the door and then she gets up and hurries to the door. ...
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758 views

What does Jaime Lannister say he wants at the beginning of season four?

Right at the beginning of Season 4 of Games of Thrones Jaime Lannister has an meeting with his father, Tywin Lannister, in which his father gives him a sword of "Valerian steel" and tells him to ...
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347 views

Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some ...
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Guy tortured with feet in boiling water?

It's an "old" movie from 90s or 80s. A guy is on the run from either gangsters or casino owners or bounty hunters employed by them. I think he stole or won too much money. Money or maybe even drugs. ...
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237 views

A girl blackmails a guy but loses the tape

I saw this movie in 2004 in a hotel. It could have been made before that year. Basically, a guy is seduced by a girl for the sake of obtaining a tape showing him being seduced. She threatens to show ...
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A show about four heroes fighting against evil

I'm looking for a show I watched about 10 years ago. I don't remember much from that show, but I hope it will suffice. The show has a medieval setting. The four protagonists have each a specific ...
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Are Matt LeBlanc's financial troubles a caricature of Nicolas Cage?

In the Showtime/BBC series Episodes, Matt LeBlanc plays himself. In the latest season (Season 4), a key plot point involves Matt facing financial problems along with overdue taxes. I couldn't help ...
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In what way did Dmitri intend to insult M Gustave at the funeral?

At Madame D.'s funeral in The Grand Budapest Hotel, when Dmitri called M. Gustave a "fucking" faggot, does he mean that he's a gay person or a loser? Because in Urban Dictionary we can see that in the ...

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