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Movie where jury gets swapped just before a trial begins?

I was having a chat this morning about jury duty and I thought of a scene from a film. The set up is that whoever is being tried in this case has the jury paid off, and the prosecutor or cops ...
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Movie with word play in the beginning?

I have seen this clip a very long time ago and I think it was actually from the beginning of a comedy. There is a man (called Jack) sitting in a car and a few guys walk by saying "hi". Then another ...
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Did Adam Sandler name the film 'Little Nicky' after the character in Twin Peaks?

In the year 2000, Adam Sandler, Tim Hirlihy an Steven Brill wrote the film 'Little Nicky', in which the title character was the son of the Devil. A character in the TV series Twin Peaks was also ...
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In 10000 BC, is the Persian-like civilization connected to any real history?

I have watched 10,000BC and have understood the story. But I am curious as to whether the Persian-like Pyramid-building civilization has any link to a real civilization that have existed during those ...
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Are there different endings to Cloverfield?

In particular, I'm talking about the scene at the very end, where the camera is on the happy couple in the ferris wheel. The first time I watched it, my friend pointed out the faint streak that ...
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347 views

Why doesn't Joey move back to the bigger apartment in Friends?

In the very popular TV Series Friends, the character Joey Tribbiani moves out from his small apartment (where he lived with Chandler) to a very big and expensive place when he gets a role in the soap ...
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403 views

What is the science behind making actors appear different?

Captain America, Lord of The Rings and The Social Network have each used a technique where an actor has either been shrunk down (Captain America & LoTR) or completely replaced by a face (Captain ...
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Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?

I'm pretty sure the concept of a 'tulpa' from Tibetan mysticism appeared in the TV series 'Twin Peaks' and I'm trying to find references and if possible the exact quote. I think it was Agent Cooper ...
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816 views

What were the sea shells for in Demolition Man?

The three shells used in the toilets even confused poor ol' Sylvester, how were they used?
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488 views

Ending of Half Light

At the end of Half Light (2006), Angus commits suicide by jumping from the top of the lighthouse. Is he the ghost Angus McCulloch, or the real person who pretended to be the ghost? I got a bit ...
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354 views

TV series about a suburban town digging up a space ship?

It was on TV in the US about 10 years ago, it is a mystery with some sci-fi/horror elements. The people in a suburban city start acting weird (possessed/influenced). They would go out at night and ...
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Walking around someone who is moving in Slow Motion?

In the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series musical episode, "Once More With Feeling", during the Giles and Buffy fight montage (Song: 'Standing in the Way') there is a scene where Buffy is hitting a ...
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English puns in OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies?

In the movie, OSS 117, Cairo Nest of Spies, the spy defeats two Russians and the subtitles say something along the lines of They were "Russian" at me This makes sense in English, but the movie ...
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243 views

Is Dogville inspired from Hitchcock's Rear Window?

Watching these 2 movies I found similarities between them. The visual city in Dogville reminds me of Rear Window, where the hero is watching to everything from his window. Is this a case of an ...
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270 views

Identify these plot elements from Tarzan movies

I recently re-watched Tarzan and his Mate (1934), and the surprisingly violent content in it reminded me of a couple of fragmented images that I would like to track down from other Tarzan films. The ...
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385 views

First movie that collaborated with fast-food outlets?

In 1984, the movie Gremlins teamed up with Hardees to sell a set of LPs that came along with the movie: Each week a different record would be sold, thus, each week, parents had to take their ...
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866 views

Why cutting an 'X' into ammunition?

I have seen this in a lot of movies and noticed it again now in "Taxi Driver". There is a scene where Robert De Niro cuts an 'X' into his pistol rounds with a knife. I don't know much about weapons, ...
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715 views

A movie about a bank robbery?

I remember watching this movie at least 12 years ago. It involves a guy sending letters to his criminal associates detailing a planned robbery. After he has posted them, he gets arrested. Then the ...
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701 views

Disney movie with a teenage android?

I remember watching a movie on TV when I was a kid, so in the mid- to late-80's. I expect it was a Disney movie, as at that age the majority of movies I watched were on the "Sunday Night Disney Movie" ...
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1answer
281 views

Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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Why are loopers required to kill themselves?

I was just wondering if anyone could think of any reasonable reason as to why in Looper the loopers have to kill their older selfs? I mean why not just send the older looper back to a different looper ...
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234 views

What is the history of Aragorn?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring why was Aragorn an exile at the beginning? Did a certain event cause him to become an exile?
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93 views

Recent precog apocalypse movie

Trying to remember the name of a recent sci-fi/disaster movie, probably from the last 5-6 years (watched it on DVD). If featured an apocalypse where someone who knew it was coming had written down a ...
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What is the last line spoken in Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In the 2013 new release Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the last line in the film is spoken by Heather as she takes the food upstairs from Jed and locks the door. I couldn't make out what she said, and ...
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Why would Q attach the computer of a known cyberterrorist to the MI6 computer network?

In the movie Skyfall Shouldn't Q like connect Silva's computer to a secure line or something, considering that he was a known cyberterrorist? Isn't there any sort of internal protocols for the ...
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278 views

Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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How did they create the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest for the Iron Man movie?

Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm wondering how they created the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest so they can put the reactor there? Here is the video "Iron Man: Behind the ...
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Was Cobb really stuck in the dream world at the end? [duplicate]

In the movie Inception, at the end, the spinning top is shown to be spinning at the end just before the screen goes blank. But another person told me that the top wasnt even Cobb's totem, it is his ...
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What are the 'quadrants' in TV testing?

When talking of the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said: “We don’t normally talk about testing, but [Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] tested so well in ...
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390 views

Interpretation of the ending of Being There

What is the meaning of the final scene of Being There, where Chance walks on the pond's surface? The film's Wikipedia page says something about a metaphor of Chance being seen as a messiah, but I ...
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Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?

Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk? Is it because nobody really needs to see Hulk-junk. :)
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Who are the characters/actors in the snooker scene?

What are the names of the three actors (resp. the characters) standing around the snooker table in A Clockwork Orange? The man sitting at the table is Mr. Alexander (Patrick Magee).
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Who is this actor? (and from what movie is he?)

Maybe someone can help me identify the actor and the corresponding movie this image is from: Initially I thought it's Marcello Mastroianni, but now I think it's just a (slight) resemblance between ...
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263 views

Australian comedian making fun of Steve Irwin

Few years ago I saw an Aussie comedian on American Comedy Central show (likely Premium Blend or the like, with short bits each comedian got to perform), who made jokes about Steve Irwin (not sure if ...
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Trying to Identify a Simpsons episode involving hyperinflation

Which episode of the Simpsons am I thinking of? It's from the 90's I think. A Russian dignitary at the Olympics committee stands up and says something like "Come to Russia where 1 dollar is worth 5 ...
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Episode Of Moonlighting where David has to reapply for his job

I remember an episode of Moonlighting that was very fantastic, but I am not sure that it exists because everytime I search it I find nothing. Maybe I am wrong about it. The Story was that as I ...
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Narration from 'Animal Kingdom'

I'm trying to remember a quote from the Australian crime movie Animal Kingdom, which I don't have a copy of to hand. It's where the narrator (Joshua) is describing/introducing Craig - he says ...
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How did Angier know not to appear in The Prestige?

In The Prestige, the secret to Angier's 'disappearing man' trick is that he is effectively cloned while teleporting, and the original Angier is drowned when disappearing under the stage. When Alfred ...
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Were “Baadshah” and “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” well received upon release? [closed]

Were the movies "Baadshah" and "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" well received upon release? I have heard that both of these movies were flops, however many people love both of these movies. Were these ...
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426 views

Where did flatlining come from?

A standard sign of death on TV and film seems to be someone's heart rate machine flatlining with a long, drawn out BEEEEEEEEEEP. However, this is not what actually happens - apparently this noise ...
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677 views

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD?

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD? Does that apply to all movies that were recorded on old-style film?
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Does Carrie know about the drone strike Walden authorised

In Homeland, I can't remember whether Carrie knows about the drone strike Estes and Walden authorised way back. I know Saul has seen the recordings but does Carrie know about this operation, either ...
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Most faithful Dracula book adaptation (motion film /animation)

I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story ...
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299 views

How did the Stark family capture the Lannister family's children?

In the season 3 of "game of throne", I didn't understand that how stark family got Lannister family's two little children as prisoner?
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5k views

Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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How did the bad guy actually die?

I just watched Iron Man 3 and something confused me about the demise of the bad guy, Killian. Towards the end of the movie Tony Stark pinned Killian to the wall with his Iron Man suit and it self ...
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What does he mean by “Vanity-definitely my favourite sin”?

Quotation By Satan at the end of The Devils Advocate Vanity — definitely my favorite sin. What does he mean by that? He has succeeded in transforming Kevin to a good man. So why does he make ...
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Was Edmond Dantès Actually a Traitor?

In the movie adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Edmond Dantès lands at Elba, kills some British soldiers and knowingly accepts a letter from Napoleon Bonaparte. Whereas in the book he ...
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Does the movie “The Dreamer of Oz” contain any factual events?

I loved this movie when it came out when I was a kid, and always considered its to be factual information that I share when referring to L. Frank Baum's life. While I understand that some of it must ...
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Have there been other candidates to play Jack Reacher?

First, let me emphasize that this is not about the highly subjective question whether or not Tom Cruise should play Jack Reacher. Lee Child's novel One Shot is being turned into a movie. Tom Cruise ...

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