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Where does Dr. Lecter originally get the metal pin that he uses to pick the lock on his handcuffs in the museum?

I've always thought that when Dr. Lecter was moved to see the Senator, he and the prison guard "Barney" trade a glance, and there's a scene shot of a pen that's lying around. My thought was that ...
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341 views

How did the Tesseract end up in Norway during the events of Captain America?

The film opens with Red Skull breaking into a church and stealing a hidden Tesseract. But why was it there in the first place? Is there a possibility it was a gift to the vikings by Odin himself? ...
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880 views

How did Captain America survive being frozen for 70 years in ice?

With a metabolism 4X the average human's, the notion that his body wouldn't have wasted away doesn't make sense. Did the comics provide any explanation for how he was able to survive?
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Why do most of the WWII movies show Nazi soldiers as well-clothed?

Almost all WWII movies depicts Nazi officers and soldiers as well-dressed and handsome. On the other hand, allied officers and soldiers are always shown wearing torn uniforms, etc. Why?
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211 views

Is natural death PG rated?

I'm talking about the MPAA rating. Is natural death PG rated? The criteria for violence, drug use or nudity is easy to find, but what about death itself, caused by time or a disease such as cancer? ...
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Was this scene an homage to Hellboy?

In one scene, Ron Perlman's character is eaten by a giant monster. This isn't the first time this has happened to him in a del Toro movie, it also somewhat happened in Hellboy. Was this scene ...
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Why was the zero-gravity effect not transferred to the third level in Inception? [duplicate]

In Inception, near the end there are three dream levels. In Level 1, when the van enters freefall, there is zero gravity in level 2. This means that the members of level 2 experience no ...
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What was kaiju blue?

In the intro to the movie, they mention Kaiju Blue being somewhat of a problem after a kaiju was taken down. I didn't quite understand what it was or why it was a problem. What was it?
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What did Mako say?

Right before the detonation of the large nuke, Mako said something to Stacker. It wasn't subtitled and I don't speak Japanese. What did she say?
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Lara's pregnancy in Man of Steel

In Man of Steel; How is it that no one seems to know of Lara's Pregnancy? Did Jor El hide her away for the entire term of her pregnancy? Why was it considered Heresy?
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488 views

Identify this Punjabi film about 1984's Anti-Sikh riots?

I remember a Punjabi (Indian) movie about 1984's anti-Sikh riots. The hero helps terrorists to stay in their house for a night (Because the terrorists are having weapons and he doesn't have any other ...
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel or prequel ? The oldest I found is Nigahen: Nagina Part II from 1989. But I think there should be more that are older than this.
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152 views

Why has the contract been renewed for another season when it has a low viewership?

Revenge has been renewed for a third season. However, it had steadily dropping viewership with just 6 million viewers watching the season 2 finale. There have been shows which have been cancelled with ...
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Why is Tom Hanks firing at the tank in Saving Pvt. Ryan?

Towards the end of the movie Saving Pvt. Ryan, most of the soldiers led by Capt. Miller (Hanks) are dead and he himself too is fatally injured. It is obvious that they have been overwhelmed by the ...
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Mafiosi abduct man from Italian village for job in America. What's the film?

They pick up a man in the "old country", fly him to America (NY?), and use him as executioner in a gangland murder. Then they fly him back to his Italian vilage.
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709 views

What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies?

What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies? I know Christopher Lee has done at least nine Dracula roles by my count, and a lot of Harry Potter actors reached eight movies in the same ...
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What is the most expensive scene ever shot?

I was just reading a piece about I am Legend and noticed that one particular scene that was shot on Brooklyn Bridge cost five million dollars. This piqued my curiosity as to what the most expensive ...
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574 views

In Serenity, how did the woman on Miranda survive?

In Serenity (2005), the crew finds on planet Miranda a video recorded by a woman. That woman explains how the Pax was added to the air system and the effects it had on the inhabitants eventually. How ...
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What opera does Bruce Wayne attend with his parents at the beginning of Batman Begins?

There's a devil like person, and a lot of flying creatures sort of like bats, which is why they had to leave the theatre, but what Opera were they watching?
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Why does Quinn give up on catching Dexter?

In season 5 of Dexter, Detective Joey Quinn is heavily suspicious of Dexter and what he gets up too. He hires Liddy to spy on him. Liddy gets some good evidence including pictures of Dexter and Lumen ...
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241 views

How were all of the ghosts “caught” in the movie Thirteen Ghosts?

In the movie, Thirteen Ghosts it was shown that ghosts can be captured in glass rooms. But how were they trapped there in the first place? The only answer I could find was for the Juggernaut.
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361 views

Woman in white wakes up in an empty space ship

Woman in white wakes up in an empty space ship, with only a computer voice, telling her something. She can't remember anything, or where she is headed. This TV show was cancelled.
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Secret Service codenames for West Wing characters

I've just finished watching Season 3 of The West Wing. In the last few episodes of that season the Secret Service have the codenames Flamingo for C.J. and Eagle for the President. Do other characters ...
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Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?

In Star Wars a new Hope Luke's lightsaber has a light blue, however in the prequel films the same blade is a dark blue. Here's the blade in A New Hope and here it is in Revenge of the Sith Is ...
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1answer
164 views

Older movie title-home invasion type

I'm looking for the title to an old movie where a father, daughter, & son try to fight off home invaders that are looking for a disc. The father has hidden the disc in the home's library, maybe ...
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1answer
861 views

Why is Sansa Stark so important?

In Season 3 Episode 6 Sansa is dragged all across the story, for who she's supposed to marry. I don't quite understand why she's so important. Because there is her brother Rob, who is the King of ...
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1answer
382 views

Movie where two couples are stuck inside because of an airborne disease?

I remember seeing a trailer for a movie where one couple visits another and the two are stuck together in the house because of an airborne disease outside. Other people come along and knock on the ...
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What is the Wuxi Finger hold with which Po defeats Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...
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The sign outside Vito Corleone's house

In The Godfather, Part II, it is shown that Vito Corleone's olive oil business is called "Genco Import Co." However, near the end of The Godfather, there is a sign outside his house as the family ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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Similarities of Pixar and Dreamworks: any published explanation?

It is well known that for many years, Pixar and Dreamworks released very similar movies at the same time: Finding Nemo and Shark Tale Wall-E and Robots (see comments) The Wild and Madagascar ...
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475 views

Is the Tribute selection in The Hunger Games rigged?

When the tributes are selected at the start of the film is the selection process rigged? It's implied during the film that the selection process is random, but there are a few indicators that it might ...
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1answer
849 views

Is there any common/regular business model for film production companies?

I noticed that there're more than 500 movies released every year in US. But very few of them can be really successful. How do those worse ones make money? What is their business model?
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Is the “fear of death” the most powerful impulse of the spirit for Batman?

Movie super-heroes are commonly shown to be fearless. In Dark Knight Rises, fearlessness is discussed directly: Blind Prisoner: You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you ...
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863 views

Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
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1answer
219 views

WW II romantic comedy with the line “Thanks for the add”

I'm racking my brain trying to remember an American made (ca. early 1940s?) war film about Americans at war, perhaps with some romantic comedy aspects to it. Main reason for interest: Mess scene in ...
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1answer
323 views

Were the direct references to Die Hard and Under Siege made on purpose?

While Olympus Has Fallen was in its main theme and overall plot quite similar to many action movies of that kind, there were two particular scenes that I understood as direct references to two genre ...
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What is the message of the movie Spring Breakers?

Taking into account the ending of Spring Breakers, what is the larger message that the viewer is supposed to take away from the movie? Is there one?
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116 views

How exactly is the movie a comedy?

Considering that both Wikipedia and IMDb have classified Spring Breakers as a comedy-drama, I'd like to know what exactly are the comic elements of the movie? The Britney Spears references? James ...
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Does “Central Perk” cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
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How did Kang get the last Cerberus code?

In Olympus Has Fallen the terrorist leader Kang repeatedly threatens staff members to get their Cerberus access codes. After torturing them too much the president always gives in and instructs them to ...
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682 views

Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
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449 views

Significance of Sam Roger's dog references?

In 2011's Margin Call, what is the significance of the recurring references to Sam Roger's (Kevin Spacey) dog? Edit (fleshing out question): Does he have the dog put down? He does mention that it is ...
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240 views

How is Extreme Weight Loss filmed?

Each episode of Extreme Weight Loss cover about a year. There are currently four episodes released for the current season. For this show to not take forever to release they must be overlapping the ...
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1answer
197 views

How does CMR work exactly?

I would like to know the actual facts from the TV-show. How come Alec Sadler immediately 'tunes in' to Keira's CMR? Was he always listening? If so what wireless medium (in the spectrum) and ...
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2k views

Why didn't they change the intro in House MD from season 4 to reflect the new doctors?

From Season 4, House has three new doctors as part of his team and the previous three just appear off an on. Why didn't the show's creators update the intro to show the new team? It always shows ...
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261 views

Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...

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