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How are the Iron Man suit scenes filmed?

In all three movies, you see Downey Jr (as Tony Stark, and occasionally Cheadle as Rhodes/War Machine) in the namesake suit, either completely covered, or with the head open or having the suit put ...
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2answers
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Where did the T-Rex come from?

Although there is no disputing the impact that Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park had when it was released in 1992, there has always been one scene that has bugged/perplexed me. I speak of the climax, ...
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978 views

Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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424 views

Sherlock Villain, Moriarty Hero?

In Reichenbach Fall, during the scene where Moriarty visits 221 B, he and Sherlock are wearing the iconic colors of heros and villains. The interesting spin on this is that Sherlock is wearing a jet ...
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Family Guy ep 113 (Road to Germany) scene explanation

In Family Guy episode 113, Road to Germany, there is a scene where Stewie, Brian and Mort are in a bomber plane fighting nazi planes. They look to be out numbered, but then Stewie says something along ...
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What role do screenwriters play, after handing in the script?

Assuming they're a pure screenwriter, and not also a producer or director, do screenwriters get to do anything after handing in the script? Can they be present on the set? Do they have any say in ...
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2answers
3k views

What happens to Peggy Olsen's baby?

I have gone through 1 1/4 seasons of Mad Men. I saw the nurse take the baby away from a disinterested Peggy. I am not asking for a spoiler. I would like to know if they had simply let the future of ...
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240 views

Should the Trebles have been “cut off”?

Watching Pitch Perfect again, and through the riff-off, and it seems like the Trebles broke the rule of "stealing the song by picking off a word that they are singing and making it your first word." ...
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Why Lucretia helped Gannicus by giving Ilithyia's information?

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus in the kidnapping of Ilithyia by giving information of her departure. Lucretia hates Ilithyia but still why she will help Gannicus? She is even telling Gaius ...
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700 views

Rich man hires ex convict to spy on his wife

A rich man hires an ex-convict (prisoner, murderer) to spy on his wife because he suspects she's cheating on him; she's blonde. As time goes by they fall in love. He almost caught them together ...
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Nervous guy with nosebleed + pregnant woman using the guy's sperm

I remember seeing a movie in the years between 2005-2009. It was not a Hollywood movie. I think it was French, about a woman who wants to get pregnant and a guy who tries to rob a sperm bank but in ...
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326 views

Why is there no sign of facial hair in Pi's face?

In Life of Pi, we can see the changes in Pi's physique like being slim, lengthening of his hair etc. But surprisingly he is clean shaved in that state too. How is that possible? In his age, as shown, ...
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138 views

Identify music video with dubbed kungfu movie [closed]

This is a music video I saw sometime in the early 00's. It was composed entirely from scenes of an Asian historic movie, probably an old kungfu movie from the graininess. However, lips singing the ...
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276 views

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language?

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language? Was this language developed further in any website or promotional material?
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539 views

Were Ninny and Idgie the same person?

In the movie Fried Green Tomatoes a story is told to an unhappy house wife about two women (Idgie and Ruth) and their adventures. The elderly woman telling the story is named Ninny Threadgoode. One of ...
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508 views

Did Harvey Dent know that it was Bruce Wayne who locked him up

In The Dark Knight's fundraiser scene where Bruce Wayne invites many people for Harvey's fundraiser, Joker attacks the place with his goons, looking for Harvey. When Bruce sees this, he catches Harvey ...
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339 views

Doc knows he will invent time machine 30 years ahead and it doesnt change the future

In Back to the Future, Doc invented time machine in 1985 and he was really excited and little surprised that it worked. But later in movie, Marty goes back and tells young Doc about it. Why was Doc ...
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Aliens took over the satellite

I recall a show/special, possibly on the Showtime cable channel from many years ago (let's call it early 80's) which had, as its premise, that aliens had taken over the TV satellites and were ...
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437 views

Henry's secret in The Time Traveler's Wife

In the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, shortly after Henry meets Clare for the first time, Clare spends the night at Henry's. Following morning she finds a lipstick in Henry's bathroom, and when Henry ...
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3answers
2k views

What happens in a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing and why?

I have never been to a showing of the movie, nor have I even seen it. I have heard that it is quite the experience. People dress up, yell things at certain parts of the movie, and even throw toast?! ...
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1answer
226 views

Why did the horses calm down after John died in Melancholia?

Why did the horses calm down after John died? What was the director trying to convey?
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121 views

What movie is Don watching?

In Season 6, Episode 1 of Mad Men, Don is observed watching something on the television. Is there a symbolic importance to what is on the television? Given that we're shown what it is, I doubt it is ...
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2answers
4k views

Was the original Evil Dead meant to be funny?

In The Evil Dead series of Sam Raimi movies, the two sequels are meant to be funny. But was that the intent of the original movie?
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0answers
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
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6k views

Can someone explain mirror scene with Ariadne in Inception?

The scene where Ariadne closes two mirror planes opposite each other and breaks one. Can someone explain what that meant?
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Why did only Bilbo's sword glow? [duplicate]

In "The Hobbit", the party finds a troll's cave with a stash in it. They find a few swords of elvish make, and on the way out Gandolf finds a short sword to give to Bilbo. When he hands it to Bilbo, ...
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Is classic literature a common and intentional inspiration for the Coen Brothers?

It is widely accepted that "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" is a modern retelling of Homer's "Odyssey." I can see some allusions to the Inferno chapters from Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" in the ...
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What were the Halloween costumes that Leslie and Ann used in Parks & Rec episode 'Halloween Surprise'?

In the Parks and Recreation episode 'Halloween Surprise' (season 5, episode 5), Leslie and Ann don two distinctive costumes (see screen grabs), Is Leslie supposed to be from some wartime effort poster ...
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195 views

Do the Doctors in the Doctor Who series identified themselves well?

While talking to my daughter about the Doctor Series, in general, I made an observation that made me wonder if anyone noticed that the Doctors of the Doctor Who series, past and present, made a bold ...
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Coraline - Relevance of Buttons (Button-Eyes)?

What relevance do the buttons (button-eyes) play in Coraline as it never appears to be defined. For those of you who have not yet seen the film, then please do not read any further as the plot will ...
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Significance of the last scene of “Yes Man”

I could not understand the significance of the last scene in the movie Yes Man where we see spectators to the show came to attend the show nudely. Is there any meaning of this scene? Did Carl do it to ...
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Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man?

Although Carl Allen(Jim Carrey) was saying no to everything. Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man? What instance made him to go to that show?
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why did Silva steal the hard drive in Skyfall?

At the start of Skyfall Bond is chasing down the hard drive which contains all the names of agents under cover. Then later on in the film you find out that Silva is actually a genius hacker and he ...
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Scary movie about spiders

I saw a scary movie about spiders about 10 years ago, and I came across this image which I am sure is from the movie. Can anyone identify the movie?
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Who/what band plays in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

When Jessica Rabbit sings "Why Don't You Do Right?" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who are the actual people who recorded the trio part (bass, drums, piano)? I've transcribed the piano fills and would ...
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Can you identify a sci-fi movie involving a pistol that shoots highly explosive ammunition?

I know that the movie is likely from the '80s, possibly from the '90s. It may contain either human like aliens or some form of time travel. One of the two main characters - maybe the bad guy - is a ...
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I want to know the name of an old WB animated short

This has bugged me for years, as I could never think of the title and I've never seen it on one of those Looney Tunes collections: There is an old warner brothers cartoon (my guess is it's from the ...
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How did Martha Jones know he had two hearts?

In Season three episode 2, the episode titled "Smith and Jones", the doctor lets the plasmavore suck out his blood in order for it to be captured, and passes out from the blood loss. Martha comes to ...
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Why did Doctor Who 2005 Season 7 go off air for 6 months?

Season 7 started on September 1, 2012 and ran for 5 weeks. They didn't start the season again for 6 months (until last week). All previous seasons ran in sequence without a large gap. Any reason why ...
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Identify a movie about an Asian family forced into the mountains in the winter [closed]

This may be set in china or somewhere in Asia. A family had to flee their town because of an invasion or some emergency. They may be running from people searching for them. They are gone for ...
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Why does Sofia Vergara have an accent?

Is that Sofia Vergara's original accent or is she doing it for the sake of playing the Colombian character Gloria?
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How historically accurate is the TV series Spartacus?

I've recently started watching the Spartacus (just finished Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena, currently watching Vengeance) and the events described seemed rather exaggerated. While it doesn't ...
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How did Bryan find his ex-wife in Taken 2?

How did Bryan find the ambush his ex-wife was taken to? He remembered all the things to find the first place he and his wife were taken and suddenly he found his wife. How is that possible?
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Name of special effect [duplicate]

In movies, there are certain types of scenes where an actor/actress is standing facing the camera, in a hallway for example, and the hallway (or environment) is extruded or seems to get longer. I ...
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Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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Fox's analysis of the Bat

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Fox examines the Bat and finds out that an auto-pilot had been installed. This seems to me a bit strange, because we have seen the Bat carrying the bomb far from ...
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The Sopranos - “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero

So I was watching The Sopranos S03E02. As you all know, Big Pussy was killed somewhere in the end of season 2, but in season 3, I saw a really strange thing... After Tony's mom's funerals, Tony, ...
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How to find the script (screenplay) of old silent movies?

I'm trying to find the script of D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, and it seems that nobody has it on the internet. Is there a movie database out there from which I can get the text of old movies ...
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Lost purgatory theory

I'm watching Lost for the second time and every time I watch an episode with the entire plot in mind I can see how the purgatory theory is one of the ones that most fits in. The basic idea is the ...

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