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Why didn't Arania Exumai harm Ron in the Chamber of Secrets?

From the Harry Potter Wiki Arania Exumai is the incantation of a spell used to blast back acromantulas or other large spiders. If the spell is used on anything but a spider it will produce a ...
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Reasonable metric for “popularity” in movies

I'm trying to do a statistical comparison of the "most popular" movies by year. That is, I'd like to look at the top 20-50 or so movies for each year from maybe 1950-2010. I'm flexible on the exact ...
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115 views

Talking dogs movie

The movie is with a bunch of talking dogs. A big white pit bull is looking for his owners. In the end he finds them and has a girlfriend white dog. It's most likely an american movie made after 2000 ...
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403 views

Movie with character name in title/weird creatures with female leader

I'll give you what I know for sure about it (which isn't a lot) and what could possibly be true to help you figure it out. For sure stuff: The name of the main character is in the title of the ...
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81 views

Heavy rock band/little girl knocks own hat off..

My mom and I are trying to figure out what movie this is from: the trailer starts with a heavy rock band and another part of the trailer shows a guy and a girl sitting on a bench and when the guy ...
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535 views

what movie is this from?

I'm dying to see this movie, i've been searching everywhere but have no clues what it's about.
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How does the “skip code” work in The Empty Hearse?

In the first episode of season 3 of Sherlock named as "The Empty Hearse". We can see that Mary received a message from the John's kidnapper(s). Mary said it's a skip code and Sherlock told that the ...
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How did Dylan Rhodes guarantee that FBI would give him the task to arrest the magicians?

Big spoilers up ahead. You have been warned. Early on in the movie, Dylan Rhodes was given the task to track down and arrest the Four Horsemen, a task he begrudgingly accepts. However, at the end of ...
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Why is John Carter considered a flop?

According to Box Office Mojo John Carter grossed $284 million with a production budget of $250 million. I know that many things are not included in the production budget, possibly advertising and ...
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How do they shoot Dual-Roles where camera is moving or both characters interact?

I was wondering how they shoot dual-roles in movies and after searching found an answer; I knew some of this before, but I have seen movies where: The Camera is moving. The actor is shaking hands ...
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What was Sherlock about to remark about Molly's boyfriend?

At the end of The Empty Hearse, when Sherlock meets Tom who was Molly's boyfriend, he stares at him long enough to remark something but eventually resigns to a handshake with him. Once he gets out of ...
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Sherlock in Serbia is reference to which actual novel?

In the first episode of season 3 of Sherlock named as The Empty Hearse. Sherlock is in Serbia and arrested by Serbian soldier. I know this modern take on A.C.Doyle's classic is very much coupled ...
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329 views

Invasion by Aliens who do not blink

US film. Most likely made early 2000's as I watched it about 5 years ago. It is about aliens invading earth that appear human, however they don't blink and that is how they are determined to not be ...
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893 views

How realistic is the portrayed mentalism?

In the 2013 film Now You See Me we see a group of four magicians performing tricks. Many of them are explained in the film (the crimes themselves), others you can deduce (the chosen card appearing in ...
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160 views

Movie about a guy in the forest fighting some bikers

This movie is from the 90s. IIRC it is set in some sort of forest. The plot is about a family that gets killed by some bikers, I can't remember the reason, and the only survivor is a guy (very young). ...
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496 views

Why is Sulley the only monster in the Monsters Inc films to have a nose?

I've watched these Monster films with my kids many times as it's their fav, and something had always bothered me about the characters. It wasn't until today that I spotted it. None of the monsters ...
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Why does Gandalf start speaking in Black Tongue at the Council of Elrond?

Not much more description to give; I never understood that part. His justification is "that may not be the last time this voice is heard here" or something like that.
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Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production

I recently read an article about "Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production" which states: For a last push on the final weekend of work, ILM’s entire render farm was used for Transformers 3. ...
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645 views

How can the Holmes brothers be wrong?

In "The Empty Hearse", the Holmes brothers play a deduction game. They were trying to deduce the characteristics of the the owner of a woollen bobble hat. They both(?) agree that he is single. But ...
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657 views

How did the Doctor defeat the wooden Cyberman?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Time of the Doctor", the town of Christmas is attacked by a wooden Cyberman. How did the Doctor defeat it? We see the Doctor use his Sonic Screwdriver then inform the ...
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191 views

Why did Susan's hair change colour?

In Monsters VS Aliens when Susan begins to grow in the church her hair changes from black to white. Throughout the movie (including when she's temporally reduced back to normal size), her hair keeps ...
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What is the symbolism of the remote controlled toy car?

In Breaking Bad, there are various occasions where there is a boy playing with toy car. Noticed mostly when Walter and Hank talk (about meth or Hank's cases). In Breaking Bad everything appears to ...
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704 views

What was Clara's reply when asked for her name on Trenzalore?

In The Time of the Doctor: When answering to the question what her name was while still being unaware of the truth field, Clara spurts out something, I couldn't make out even after several re-watches ...
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81 views

Why did Neff change his mind?

In the movie "Double Indemnity", Neff's last plan was to kill Phyllis and put the blame on Nino. However, a few minutes later (after killing Phyllis), he changed his mind, and prevented Nino from ...
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351 views

Teenage girl caught stealing a book

I'm looking for title of foreign movie (most probably French). The movie was a comedy, in color, came out in 70s or early 80s. It was about teenage girl caught stealing a book. She bets she can write ...
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707 views

Why are the Aunts' surnames in Pushing Daisies 'Charles'?

In the series Pushing Daisies, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles is born to Charles Charles and Lily Charles. However, it is explained that this was an illicit affair between the two, as Charles Charles was ...
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What did Edith/Sydney whisper into Irwin's ear?

What did Edith/Sydney whisper in Irwin's ear when she barged into the meeting at the casino?
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322 views

Why did the film change the name of the alien invaders for the movie Enders Game?

The launch of the movie version of Ender's Game was beset by controversy caused by the anti-homosexuality views of Osron Scott Card, the author of the original book. The book doesn't itself contain ...
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4k views

Who is the third girl in “Black Swan”?

In the 2010 movie Black Swan, Nina and Lily are the two main characters, but a couple of times in the movie, a third girl pops up out of nowhere. I cannot find any information about who this third ...
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John Cale's knowledge of the involvement of 3rd parties

In the movie James Woods was the one behind the terrorist attack; but how did John Cale come to know about the involvement of the "Speaker of the House of Representatives"? How did John Cale know ...
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186 views

How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?

One thing I always wonder when watching The 13th Warrior is, how Ahmed learns the Norse language so fast. While I for myself could make some sense out of certain words, it must be significantly harder ...
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In films how do they make spider web?

In films where there are some treasure hunting like in Indiana Jones, National Treasure; we can see that some time actors went to old temples, caves etc. There are spider webs all over the places. Now ...
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181 views

Did Ender understand that genocide was the objective?

In Ender's Game, Colonel Graff states clearly to Ender that the objective is a war to end all wars. Even though Ender is duped into genocide believing a simulated battle is running, he is actually ...
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149 views

Captions in Mexican TV Commercials

Watching Mexican TV channels like Televisa and TVAzteca, you'll notice that many TV commercials have captions at the bottom of the screen with what appear to read as cautionary messages. Snack ...
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166 views

Was Nullah being derogatory when using the J-word in Australia?

In Australia, there is much racism, and many derogatory words based on race, such as "Boong". However, as far as I could tell, racism and the use of derogatory words was done by the bad guys in the ...
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Why was the politician's daughter at the restaurant?

In The Last Seven, through flashbacks, we learn that the younger girl is the politicians daughter. However, I don't understand why she is at the restaurant.
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On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently

Surely the character knows this will happen through her training. Why wouldn't the hatch have a better mechanism such that astronauts do not run the risk of flying into space.
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What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?

When Bilbo is running from the dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Thorin goes down to look for him and they run into each other, Thorin seems awfully suspicious of Bilbo, draws his ...
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327 views

How did Rosalyn recognize Edith?

As "American Hustle" builds toward its climax, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) sees Edith (Amy Adams) for the first time and instantly recognizes Edith as Rosalyn's husband's mistress. How did Rosalyn ...
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Why didn't Oliver wear the mask?

In the season 1 finale of Arrow, when Oliver suits up for fighting Malcom Merlyn in his office Oliver didn't put up the green color/mask around his eyes. Is there any particular reason for that? Or ...
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Searching for a 70s movie where a man fights a reptilian humanoid while someone watches

This movie has eluded me for decades. I watched this movie as a youth in the early 80's, but I remember the style of the movie being that of the 70s. Here is what I remember. There was a man in a ...
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Was the creation of the little red haired girl inspired by a childhood crush?

In Charlie Brown, was the creation of "The Little Red Haired Girl" inspired by a Charles Schulz' childhood crush?
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80 views

Why is the movie named Maratonci trče počasni krug (in English The Marathon Family)?

The literal meaning of The Marathon Family's original title, Maratonci trče počasni krug, could be translated as something like "Marathoners running a lap of honor". How does the title correspond to ...
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Why do some movies originally shot on film have notably vivid reds and skin tones?

Many older movies seem to have vivid reds and particularly realistic or noticeable skin tones (they certainly seem to stand out from typical skin tones on TV or the majority of movies). This applies ...
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Did Johnny and Lisa get married?

In The Room, the chronology is difficult to follow. Do Johnny and Lisa get married at some point in the Movie? At first, Claudette mentions that Lisa is getting married next month, and that Johnny's ...
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4k views

Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
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3answers
334 views

A movie similar to Flash Gordon

A long time ago, I saw in TV a movie but I do not remember the title. However, I remember some scenes of it. The plot of the movie is similar to Flash Gordon and most likely it was shot also in the ...
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155 views

Man catches a bird by putting glue on a tree branch

I am looking for a movie from which I only recall one scene. The scene is set in a forest and there is a man, and perhaps also a child, who puts some kind of glue on a tree branch. When, later on, a ...
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181 views

Are Kaijus alien creatures or Earth based animals?

As per the size of the Kaiju, they seemed like they could be monsters from Earth, but in the movie they showed that they may be alien too. So I just want to know, what exactly are these Kaijus?
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What is Professor Zoom's role in the Flashpoint Paradox?

In Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the alternate future where the world is going to end, Zoom has the idea of a chain of event changes caused by The Flash. How is this possible?

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