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What's the origin of the “'ello, gov'nor” line?

This line is often used in TV shows, usually when a character is trying to use an english accent. He will use a british slang and say something along the lines of 'ello gov'nor! Two examples ...
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Why does Arrow have so much Microsoft product placement?

Numerous times have I seen a Microsoft tablet running windows 8 and Bing search engine is used by Diggs to search the internet. Did Microsoft have a product placement deal in Arrow or was there ...
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Why are the zombie's skulls so easily crushable? [duplicate]

This has been bothering me for some time...the zombies seem to have heads without skulls, like over-ripe melons. I realize that their flesh is slowly rotting but bone does not rot! How are the ...
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“There'll be magic” — Foreshadowing in For the First Time in Forever?

In For the First Time in Forever, Anna sings "for the first time in forever / there'll be magic, there'll be fun". (link) Is this foreshadowing of Elsa's display of magic later that night? After all, ...
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“I find her interesting because…she sleeps above her covers…”

The line is Bill Murray as Venkman in Ghostbusters: I find her interesting because she's a client and because she sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers! I was thirteen or so when ...
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In the film Jacob's Ladder, did Danny Aiello's character serve a specific purpose?

This has always bugged me, because the movie (I believe) is supposed to take place in some sort of Purgatory. Danny Aiello's character seems to be pivotal in that he's always offering guidance to Tim ...
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How did 'Alan Smithee' get his name?

I got to know about the term "Alan Smithee", used for the alias of uncredited work in movies. But why is it called Alan Smithee and not anything else? Where does that name come from?
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107 views

Letting the athlete's mind do the workout for you

I remember seeing one scene from a movie, I would assume it played sometime in the 90s or early 2000s. In this movie they had a technology that allowed people to switch their bodies. Here's the scene ...
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How is the Wachowskis' interpretation not up to the mark according to Alan Moore?

Alan Moore didn't acknowledge any film adaptation of his work positively but why did he say that the Wachowskis' film adaptation of V for Vendetta is themed like Bush-era and not like the original ...
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Explain the season one climax (technical) of Silicon Valley

I accidentally came across Silicon Valley (2014) TV series and I liked it a lot, but I am unable to understand the climax of season one of this series. I am not a hardcore programmer but I know some ...
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Wachowski trademarks?

We all know the Wachowskis perfected the now famous Bullet Time in the movie The Matrix. We also know they are on the cusp with the technology they utilize. Are there any production/filming techniques ...
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A movie about an art or music teacher becoming the Principal?

So there is a teacher, either a music or art teacher, its like the 60's at this point. The teacher has an argument with the Principal and he quits and walks out. Then we are fast forwarded about 10 ...
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How faithful is Walking Dead the TV show to the comic series?

Is the TV show merely inspired by the comic series, or is it somehow tied to it in terms of story progression? I ask this because one of the attractions of the TV show is that it breaks from typical ...
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252 views

Movie where the Earth breaks in two?

I remember seeing a movie on TV well over 30 years ago where scientists are drilling into the Earth's core, but at the end the drilling causes the entire Earth to split apart and break into two ...
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82 views

What was the purpose of the Wonder Woman (2013) short?

Poking around on IMDB today, I came across a Wonder Woman listing for 2013. I hadn't heard of a Wonder Woman movie, and then I realized it was a 3-minute short. Was there some "greater purpose" for ...
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277 views

Scene in a laundromat where a man's clothes turn pink

First time here but what a great resource! I've got a movie scene in my head which is bugging me as I can't remember the name of the film, so hoping you can help identify it please. It's an American ...
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137 views

What are the details of the recent agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios?

It was recently announced that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have come to an agreement whereby each of them will share the film rights to the characters relating to Spiderman. What are the details ...
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185 views

Is Collier's line about the bible correct?

In Fury, Brad Pitt said: "You see, we can kill them (women), but we can't fuck them, 'cause it said so in the Bible." Did the Bible really said that?
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1answer
99 views

Underwater Compound Movie

I remember watching a film back in the late 90's early 2000's (on UPN Channel 13 in LA I think), it was an underwater compound film. I recall a scene where a guy is in a room with a snakelike ...
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1answer
121 views

In the movie The Colony (2013), please explain this scene

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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1answer
255 views

Help identifying movie based on one weird scene in a bowling alley

I was on a flight and as I was waiting to disembark I oversaw a scene from a movie or TV show that a guy was watching a few rows ahead of me. The scene was sufficiently weird that I would be glad to ...
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193 views

Why Mr. Ford was afraid that Tibeats would kill Platt?

Why can't Mr Ford just prohibit Tibeats from killing Platt in 12 Years a Slave? He does have the power to do that since Tibeats works for Mr Ford. And Platt was officially Mr Ford's property. Doesn't ...
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1answer
65 views

bannas in pajamas episode

The episode, bananas in pajamas had a wet paint skit in it that was part of a show where kids sang in it. I remember one scene had a girl with black hair, yellow and red overalls but the overalls may ...
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Man hides from boss by disguising himself as an armchair

I slightly remember a scene taken in an office (maybe in USA) in which there are two men: one who enters the office (I suppose a boss) and another one which always camouflages/disguises himself; in ...
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3answers
2k views

What will happen when the TV series catches up with the books?

The TV show Game of Thrones is approaching it's 5th series and is rumoured to be adapted from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, these are the 4th and 5th books of the Song of Ice and Fire ...
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2answers
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What is the story of Leon's plant?

Leon himself talks about his plant that it is his best friend as he never complains and they have in common that they don't have roots. He always cares for his plant, as he doesn't only include his ...
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1answer
911 views

Why did the hair on the corn work?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods, Rapunzel's hair did not work because the Witch had already touched it (presumably during her imprisonment/upbringing in the tower). I heard something about "But I ...
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1answer
904 views

What happened to the Witch?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods the Witch (played by Meryl Streep) It's mentioned that, after the first time she lost Is it the same curse that ultimately caused the dramatic end to her song? If ...
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1answer
237 views

What does Allen's line about the floatation device mean?

In "The other guys", Allen says: Anything you say or do can be used as a floatation device. What's funny about it?
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1k views

What does Allen's comment about “You've Got Mail” mean?

When Terry goes to Allen's home, they talk about the movie She's Got Mail (You've Got Mail) casting Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Allen said Tom Hanks have poison ivy up his ass. What's he talking about?
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317 views

Man forced to torture

The protagonist is blackmailed and forced to torture a random black man which is kept in the basement of a house. The end of the movie features a plot twist in which we learn that the blackmailer is ...
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1answer
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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

Recently I found an article quoting an IMDb Factoid that the character Switch in The Matrix was supposed to be played by two actors, one male and one female: When Belinda McClory auditioned for ...
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1answer
159 views

What does Will want to say with his response to Eric's bridge analogy?

During the devastating events in Margin Call there is a conversation between Will and Eric Dale whom Will has come to convince into returning to the company after having previously been fired. Eric ...
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507 views

How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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1answer
193 views

Question about Ann's refusal to believe Chris in What Dreams May Come

How is Ann's refusal to believe in Chris's afterlife existence affecting her and her family? How is she affecting the belief of her children?
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157 views

Does Metropolis advocate for Social Democracy?

Metropolis (1927) talks about the importance of a mediator between the hand and the head. In the movie the head is the capitalists and the hand is the workers. A core aspect of Social Democracy and ...
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1answer
360 views

How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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1answer
144 views

Man carries amber coloured stone and straps it to a wood staff

All I remember is a scene in a desert where a man holds the staff and the magic crystal or stone is strapped to the staff with a thin leather strap. Live action and they spoke english (not sure if ...
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1answer
628 views

“A Time to kill” final verdict?

In the movie A Time to Kill in the final scenes it was shown that the accused was innocent. But from the movie 12 Angry Men we can see that all the jury members must accept the same decision, it ...
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162 views

Why does Bill Murray's character try to chop down the tree?

I've never figured out why Bill Murray's character tries to chop down a tree in Moonrise Kingdom. Is he hoping it will fall on the house? Does he just want to destroy something?
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1answer
137 views

Why does Andy drink the shots in the “Cross Hands” pub?

I was wondering about a scene in The World's End. Why did Andy drink those shots in the “Cross Hands” Pub since he's supposed to be teetotal? I have my theories but feel free to post your own. He ...
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1answer
582 views

What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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1answer
242 views

Indian movie where middle-aged family man doubts everything

I would like to get the name of a movie I saw on Netflix (before closing my account), about a middle-aged family man in India who, after finding out the rumors people were spreading about his ...
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4answers
298 views

B&W sci-fi: crashed meteor that hypnotizes people that encounter it

It started off with a crashed meteor/asteroid/comet and whoever looked/touched it became hypnotized. I think it made a high pitched noise when someone would touch it.. In the middle of the movie I ...
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1answer
168 views

Film about seeing into the past

I'm looking for the name of a film where the plot revolves around some technology that the government have for "seeing" 2 or 3 days into the past. The non-spoiler version of the story is that they are ...
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1answer
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Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy?

Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy? I read on the Wikipedia that he decided not to make himself available for playing the lead role in the fourth film of the series. Is there any ...
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2answers
275 views

A man rescues a woman from a man with a nail gun

I think this was at the end of the movie. A man enters what seems to be a warehouse. He sees a woman bound to a chair and tries to rescue her. The man with the nail gun appears and tries to kill them ...
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0answers
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Why are more American movies are coming out in foreign countries first? [duplicate]

While chatting about the movie Jupiter Ascending in the chat room, I learned that the movie is apparently already out in many European countries, whereas the movie comes out today, 6 February 2015, in ...
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Did Archer cause the elevator to break?

In Archer S06E05, "Vision Quest", did Archer cause the elevator to break? I didn't quite understand what happened. Ray called Mallory using his cell phone and instead it called the elevator phone. ...
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2answers
191 views

A woman comes out of a mirror and kills a man in jail

I think this was at the end of the movie. A woman is seen running from a man in the woods. Above them is a helicopter. The woman runs until she sees a body of water. She jumps in and sees a little ...

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