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Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I haven't, so that we can then watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So is it necessary to watch Hobbit one in ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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What is so good and unique about Citizen Kane?

Citizen Kane is the best movie on AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES, second best on BFI's The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time and has score a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I for myself cannot comprehend ...
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Will PBS air full-length episodes of Sherlock Series 3 in the US?

When Sherlock originally aired in the United States as part of PBS's Masterpiece, each episode was edited down to an hour, from the original 80-90 minute length. Will series 3 be similarly edited? Or ...
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170 views

How did Samuel L. Jackson come to know that Hayden Christensen was a jumper?

How did Roland come to know that David is a Jumper? And also which kind of electronic gun or machine was he using to catch the jumpers?
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Movie where automated house creates personality and falls in love with the father of a family, watches them and tries to kill them

Movie I remember is about a programmer guy who created this house, completely automated who made food, turned in water for all the house, talked with a woman's voice and practically had a personality ...
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Why does Sherlock think Billy Kincaid is a good man?

In The Sign of Three Sherlock said Billy Kincaid the best man he ever knew. Following was his quote about Billy Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter, best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to ...
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How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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What really happened to Michael's mother?

It was clear by watching the first season of Prison Break that Michael's mother died when she was 31. And Michael was also having the same disease. But in season 4 she came into the show. How was she ...
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164 views

What was the special reason?

In the move Hachi: A Dog's Tale the Japanese college professor Ken advises Parker that the dog Hachi will fetch him the ball only for a special reason. What reason was that? And why did Hachi woof ...
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What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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162 views

Need to know the title of the movie

A movie in which, a group of people move to an island among them there will be a couple and a guy, later the guy gets the girl and the couple breakup. at the end the solo gets a dream of haunted by a ...
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Young adult growing up in a poor neighborhood in Scotland

It's about young adult (15 year old) growing up in a poor neighborhood (in 80ies or later), spend his life fighting with other gangs. His drunk father beat his mother. The guy wants to kill his ...
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What is the significance of the missing elevator car?

In Season 5, Episode 8 "Lady Lazarus", Don sees Megan out of the office after she resigns. Immediately the elevator door closes on her, he calls another elevator. The door opens but there is no ...
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What is a seamless cross-cutting transition called?

Although I don't have a clear example, I'm looking for a transition which is somehow a mix of: Cross-cutting: where two scenes in different locations happen at the same time Graphic match : where ...
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How many different endings does Sholay have?

How many different endings does the movie Sholay have? I know of one in the ending of which Thakur uses a shoe containing nails to destroy Gabbar's hand. There is definitely a second one which I have ...
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276 views

Was Mike the Gorfeins' son?

In "Inside Llewyn Davis" was Mike (Llewyn's deceased musical partner) the Gorfeins' son? I am most interested in in-universe proof, but would also appreciate quotes of any relevant discussion by the ...
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370 views

Looking for a martial arts movie

From what I remember about it: 1980-2000 man saves woman from getting robbed at an ATM man gets recruited by wrestling/ultimate fighting organization man refuses mind-control steroids father of ...
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What does Stone's woofing symbolize in Gravity?

I read an amazing allegory of the film Gravity in IMDB and I believe every scene in Gravity does symbolizes something. So at the last of the movie Stone got a radio-connection from Earth. But ...
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Have any directors gone on record explaining why they chose to cast a famous musician in a musical film and not have them sing?

Taylor Swift stars in The Lorax, and Idina Menzel appears in a major role in Enchanted. These are two of the most famous musicians in the world, and they are starring in musical films without singing. ...
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691 views

A scary little childrens doll comes to life and is murderous?

It's a children's plastic doll which come to life and is murderous. Meaning it is carrying a knife, and maybe a chainsaw, to murder an entire family (maybe wrong here). I think somewhere in the ...
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191 views

Long and blonde haired guy killed by a robot coming out the television. Next scene is a graveyard with a veiled woman

There was this guy (feminish) with long blonde hair, sitting on a couch, smoking, with remote control in one hand, wearing an off-white long gown, in a large mostly empty room watching television ...
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Wife Gets Scalded in the Shower

I need your help identifying a horror movie. It's a bit old. It talks about a family suffering from an electric malfunction of some kind caused by an electric pole and the child of the family happens ...
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Why does Superman scream at the end of Man of Steel?

In the final confrontation with General Zod in Man of Steel, Superman breaks Zod's neck just before Zod kills some humans in the corner of the train station with his heat vision. After breaking his ...
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Where was director Tommy Wiseau born and/or raised?

Can anyone find some definitive information about where Tommy Wiseau (director of the "movie" THE ROOM) is from and/or his age? Please do not just link to his Wikipedia page. That does not help. A ...
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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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235 views

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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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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82 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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546 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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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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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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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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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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647 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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661 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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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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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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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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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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