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Why wasn't Sauron invisible when he wore the Ring?

When Sauron is shown killing Elendil and then being destroyed by Isildur he is clearly not invisible and he is wearing the Ring. But any time Bilbo or Frodo put on the Ring they went invisible ...
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Last Action Hero: Can the magic ticket be used more than once?

In the 1993 movie, The Last Action Hero, can the magic ticket be used for more than one time? Like for multiple movies/show? I think that it must not be as the ticket was torn into two at the starting ...
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Are all main crimes in CSI solved?

After watching quite a few episodes of CSI:Crime Scene Investigation I get the feeling that all crimes are solved. Is there any episodes where they actually fail in doing this?
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Is Final Destination 5 the last final destination movie? [closed]

In Final Destination 5 Does it mean that this one is the last movie in the series?
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How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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80 views

Looking for movie: Person observes another's lifestyle and habits in the living room

I've been looking for this movie all day long but I cant find it. I watched it in an independent theatre. Plot: A Person has to observe the lifestyle and habits of some random person from morning to ...
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What does the word “Cellar Door” represent in the movie “Donnie Darko”?

I've watched Donnie Darko many times, yet I always feel like I'm missing something important when Drew Barrymore's character brings up "Cellar Door". Edit From imdb.com - quotes - Karen Pommeroy: ...
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The character Weyland in Prometheus

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien VS Predator ?
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482 views

The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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In Alien Resurrection, the crew are afraid of returning to Earth? Why, what has happened on Earth?

When the crew learn that the ship is set to automatically return to Earth they are clearly disturbed by this. What is Earth like at this time in the Alien story? What has happened to Earth to make ...
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What is the name of this french movie?

Many years ago, I have looked a french movie where the main characters were cleaning glasses, then they became hostage in a building. I don't remember the title of this movie. Who can help me to find ...
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Last Action Hero refers to real movies?

In the 1993 released English movie, Last Action Hero, is the reference to Jack Slatter real? Was there ever any movie named Jack Slatter with same or similar story to that shown in the movie?
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Origin of the Mustache Twirling Villain

Whenever someone thinks about silent cinema the image of the laughing villain, twirling his mustache, and tying the hapless blonde beauty to the railroad, pops up in our collective memory. But in ...
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Who is the guy in the Picture in Naked Gun 2 1/2 “Blue Note” jazz bar scene?

In the 1991 movie The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, there is a joke I don't get. It's in the scene after Frank Drebin finds out Jane Spencer is going out with one Quentin Hapsburg. He gets ...
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478 views

How are the best director award winners chosen?

I do not understand how the best director awards are determined each year. It seems impossible to assess the method of a movie director unless you are part of the crew. So, how do the ...
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95 views

In Roman Holiday, which Royal Family was Ann princess of?

It obviously wasn't the British Royal Family as her first stop on her tour of Europe was London. All I recall from the movie is that it was one of Europe's oldest royal families.
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96 views

What crops do the peasants in “The Naked Island” grow?

In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island. Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too. What do ...
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94 views

Whose corpse is in the grave towards the end of The Woman in Black?

Towards the end of The Woman in Black (2012), Arthur Kipps finds the dead body of the child in the marshes, and he places his dead body into his grave. I thought the grave should have been empty, but ...
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295 views

For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?

Magneto spends the better part of the X-Men trilogy trying to exterminate all human life on earth, being imprisoned and subsequently killing his way out. Afterwards, why was he left free to roam sunny ...
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331 views

When did theaters first start showing matinees or giving matinee discounts?

I'm trying to figure out if matinees (and the subsequent matinee prices) have always been a part of movie history or if they were adopted later on. I know matinee was adopted by the English from the ...
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843 views

What is the green background? (“green screen”)

What do you call the green backgrounds which are used to create CGI backgrounds, weather reports etc. Why is green color always used?
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363 views

Who's on the cover of this issue of Playgirl in 30 Rock?

This still is from 30 Rock season 3 episode #14, "The Funcooker": 30 Rock is known for its attention to detail and its endless pursuit of even minor jokes and sight gags, so I am willing to bet ...
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90 views

Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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What happened at the end of The Grey?

I am confused, what happened at the end of The Grey (2011)? Did Ottway die or did he manage to survive?
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0answers
513 views

TV show from the late 80s, early 90s about guy who dies and goes back in time to watch over family [closed]

I vaguely remember watching a TV show some 20-odd years ago, but remember only a few details from the pilot episode: 1) This guy dies, and is told he has to go back in time to watch over some ...
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421 views

References to “La jetée” in “12 Monkeys”

In some scenes of "12 Monkeys" Cole (Bruce Willis) wears a t-shirt with the word "Chris" very visible. This is an homage to Chris Marker, the french film director of "La jetée" in which the movie is ...
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Could Neo's supernatural powers in the real world suggest that there were a super-matrix?

That was what I thought when they released The Matrix Reloaded, and later in The Matrix Revolutions, when Neo exhibits super-natural powers in the "real" world. Giving the posibility that the "real" ...
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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What happened with Richard Harrow in the (season 3) finale?

I watched it several days ago, and only now just caught on: At the end when he goes back to the brothel to rescue the boy from Rosetti's men, he was alone. It wasn't part of some plan of Nucky's. ...
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268 views

The sound of bells near the end of Breaking the Waves

There is a strange scene at the end of the movie, where people on the oil rig look in amazement at some bells hanging from... what is happening here? Given the seriousness of the movie, it would be ...
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Why was Jim so enthusiastic about Dwight's Christmas party?

In the most recent episode of The Office, Dwight Christmas, Jim very enthusiastically supports Dwight's Christmas party plans. And he seems to genuinely enjoy the party, in all of its awkwardness. ...
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634 views

How the new Omnitrix watch connected to the old Ultimatrix plot?

In the Ben 10 Omniverse there are so many continuity issues i observed But the main issue is with his new watch, Is there anything mention in any episode which i have missed? I mean how can this new ...
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1answer
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Is Ashley Schaeffer from Eastbound and Down modelled on Ric Flair

The outrageous character Ashley Schaeffer (played by Will Ferrell) from the excellent Eastbound And Down series seems to not only look like Ric Flair but also copy some of his mannerisms, like the ...
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1answer
644 views

What happened to Bess near the end of Breaking the Waves

The lead character got seriously injured in the movie, and me wonders what happened. I am thinking it might the bad guys in the 'big' ship, but that is just a guess, since there was no mention of it ...
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769 views

Has The Simpsons changed significantly in essence with time?

In the old days one could easily empathize with some characters, thus many situations ended up as funny ones. Now a days, it's like they try to convince us to empathize with them by giving some ...
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Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?

I see from the trailers for the new Hobbit film that Frodo Baggins is in it. It has been a while since I read the book but I don't remember Frodo being in it. Was his addition only for the movie ...
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379 views

Who is speaking over the end credits of Argo?

During the end credits of Argo a man speaks about the events of the film. Who is the speaker?
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Was Bane's dialogue spoken during filming or dubbed in during post?

In the film The Dark Knight Rises, Bane wears a mask that covers the bottom half of his face. This obscures his mouth and jaw such that it's pretty hard to tell when the actor is actually speaking. ...
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In Mystic River, How did listening to the 911 tape solve the case?

In Mystic River, Sean and Whitey don't have a clue about the real killers of Katie until they finally listen to the 911 tape. Sean notices that the caller refers to the victim as a she, although he ...
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1answer
335 views

Did all of Sybil's personalities know each other?

In the movie Sybil she had 16 personalities, before the psychiatrist had broken her down to realize this was a possibility her host personality was not cognizant of her alternate personalities. Some ...
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1answer
751 views

What are the various rules in Harry's code of conduct?

I have watched through Dexter and there are multiple references to Harry's code of conduct, but they're never listed specifically in any of the episodes as far as I remember. I know that the first ...
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What did the Dent Act do?

After the passing of Harvey Dent, Gotham City passed the Dent Act, which allowed Gotham to clean up the streets quite a bit. It was stated that the act gave the police department the teeth it needed ...
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812 views

What is Harvey's purpose?

In the movie Harvey from 1950 in the ending it is made clear that Harvey actually exists and is a Pooka, some sort of fairy from the celtic mythology. Apparently he has chosen Elwood P. Dowd as some ...
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How accurate was the portrayal of Autism in Rain Man?

In Rain Man, Raymond Babbit has the following attributes: Eidetic memory Crazy counting and maths skills Obsessive compulsive about schedule (ie. meals, TV) Dislike of human touch "Random" fears - ...
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847 views

Looper: Why don't more things change back?

In looper why don't more things change when they kill/mame people? Like when Joe shoots himself at the end and Older Joe disappears why doesn't it undo the things that Older Joe did seeings as he now ...
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1answer
330 views

Why did Jigsaw test Art Blank two times in Saw 4?

In Saw 4, Art is a lawyer involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Jill Tuck before the events that would turn John into Jigsaw. Art is targeted by Jigsaw for successfully ...
5
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1answer
184 views

Television show with a cross-eyed lion

Looking to identify a television show that I saw a long time ago. I believe the show was from the 80's but may have been even from the late 70's. It involved people living/working on a game preserve ...
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1answer
237 views

What is the cinematic origin (first use) of a “Fortune teller will lose powers after intimacy” trope?

I happened to watch 2 movies in the same week ("Live and Let Die" and "Scorpion King") both of which had a common trope of a fortune teller virginal female who is supposed to lose her prescient powers ...
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Why didn't James believe Beckham was alive in Hurt Locker?

After watching The Hurt Locker, I initially thought the dead boy covered up with bomb was Beckham, but after googling I'm certain they were two different kids. Now, I am puzzled to know, What's the ...
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483 views

Zombieland - What do main characters survive on during the zombieocalypse

I love Zombieland. I happened to watch it last week on FX acouple of times in a row, and I was thinking after the movie that it never really showed us about their eating habits and how they survive ...

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