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313 views

What is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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2answers
476 views

Did Lucy become a Buddha?

The experience of Lucy appears very similar to what was experienced by Gautama Buddha. She said that she has no desire and she can feel or see the whole universe. One of the most important part of ...
3
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2answers
209 views

To whom is the Chitauri mastermind talking in the beginning?

I'm not sure if it's really the Chitauri mastermind, but bear with me. In the opening of The Avengers we see some blue glimmer, some Chitauri, Loki's hands receiving the scepter/spear. All overlaid ...
3
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1answer
254 views

How much time has passed in House of Cards?

The beginning of House of Cards starts with the inauguration of the President. How much time do each of the seasons cover? Spoiler'ing season 3 if included would be nice, though I'm currently curious ...
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0answers
96 views

Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
2
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1answer
56 views

Help identifying an episode where the grandmother is radioactive?

I watched a portion of a TV show years ago that involved an old woman who glowed in the dark. From what I remember a man was shown in to the grandmother's bedroom by her family members, then the ...
13
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1k views

Who chooses the host for the Oscar show?

This year Barney, I mean Neil Patrick Harris, hosted the Oscars award show. Who produces the show and who gets to choose the host? It seems like quite a responsibility.
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239 views

Significance of “savages” dialogue in American Sniper

In American Sniper, there comes a scene where a fellow soldier shows Chris Kyle a piece of jewelry that he bought from Iraq, to which Chris Kyle responds How come you buy this from the savages? ...
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1answer
568 views

Was this character from 'Better Call Saul' also in 'Breaking bad'?

In the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul', we saw Saul aka Jimmy saving that guy (obviously staged) hanging from that billboard. Among the crowd, I noticed this lady and I thought I had seen her in ...
3
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1answer
257 views

Birdman and In Bruges, dream sequence reference

Something is been bugging me since I saw Birdman. when they were discussing about the budget and Galifianakis complained that the reserve is gone on the trees, Keaton replied its for a dream sequence ...
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2answers
232 views

Why do people refer to Larry as 'Doc'?

On Inherent Vice, the protagonist is called Larry, but everyone calls him 'Doc'? Why do they do that? At first I thought he was actually a doctor (a stoned one), but then I saw he was working as a ...
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2answers
648 views

A movie about a girl with cancer

I don’t remember much because I haven't watched it in a long time but here's parts I remember. A girl and her boyfriend love skating and they end up finding out she has cancer. And when he visits her ...
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2answers
122 views

Are the scripts published online official?

From time to time I've seen movies' or TV show episodes' scripts posted or quoted online - at first they were The Simpsons episodes, but Star Wars and Harry Potter films too, for example. There's even ...
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1answer
2k views

What was the meaning of “21 grams”?

At the end of 21 Grams (2003), the teller said, “They say we all loose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death.” I’m just interested in what that 21 grams means which caused the makers to entitle ...
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1answer
189 views

Foreign animated movie about a princess married off to a powerful wizard

I remember that she's kept in a tower until she can be married, and that she sneaks into town to see people sew or something. Anyway, one day several princes bring great gifts from all over the world, ...
0
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1answer
115 views

An old funny heist movie

I have trying to find a movie I watched at my childhood. It was black and white; as far as I remember, it was funny; and the plot was that some guys were trying to rob their own company (not certain ...
6
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1answer
1k views

80s TV action series about an “electric man”

I'm looking for an 80s tv-series. The main character was some kind of superhero-ish. He had a blue sparkling/glowing body, and he "healed" himself with electricity. He had a "sidekick" who was a star (...
3
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1answer
333 views

Medieval 2000s comedy rated R

I will tell you everything that i know.. this movie was released between 2005-2008. i think it was 2006 but i'm not sure. its a comedy movie set in medieval Britain or France. the evil king marries ...
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2answers
182 views

Alien movie, which one was it?

I was trying to search for a movie I think I watched nearly 12 years back. Broken story was something like this. Some troopers going to find their companions and their plane crashes because some alien ...
3
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1answer
139 views

What is Stephen Chow working on post Journey to the West?

This question refers to the movie produces/director/actor - Stephen Chow After 2013's - Journey to the West, there seems to be no word of any upcoming projects by Stephen Chow. Does anyone know of ...
5
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1answer
323 views

What is the most loss suffered by a Hollywood movie?

What Hollywood movie has lost the most money ever? How much did it lose? Is the answer different if you adjust for the value of money over time?
6
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1answer
408 views

In Star Wars, is the Wampa's dismembered arm foreshadowing?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke sabers the arm off the wampa, the scene shows the arm falling to the ground in dramatized slow-motion with a slightly "strobe" effect (consequence of ...
3
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1answer
109 views

How do they locate the physical body in Animatrix: Kid's story?

This is regarding a short story from the Animatrix by the name Kid's Story The story is about the Kid that Neo helps "free" himself from the Matrix. This is the same kid who is shown in the Reloaded ...
5
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1answer
216 views

Educational Cartoon children show about whole numbers and fractions

I saw this show in 1997. Educational cartoon about fractions and whole number. Not sure if it was a show or a one time lengthy episode. This was the only episode I saw. The story begins by telling ...
5
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1answer
282 views

Movie about an old lady who takes the blame for murders committed by a serial killer

The movie begins with some statement like: this is based on a true story, but the parts that are hard to believe is the part that happened in reality! "Go figure" -- I don't remember it exactly. The ...
4
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1answer
908 views

What is the machinery at the top of the elevator in Mission: Impossible?

Towards the beginning of the film Mission: Impossible, the first person on the team to die is Jack. He's on top of the elevator when it starts uncontrollably accelerating towards the top of the shaft....
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1answer
228 views

stand up comedy show in early 80s

In the early 80s, I remember watching a stand-up comedy special with several now-famous comedians and it was hilarious. It had Seinfeld, and Reiser as they were just starting out. I can't remember if ...
6
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2answers
710 views

Horror Ghost Movie; Water dripping from basement knob

Well I've been trying to get the name of this movie for years. It aired on TV in Canada at least 5 years ago. Here goes: I think the movie may or may not have "lakehouse" in the title. The movie ...
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2answers
126 views

Guy lives in dumpy hotel in turn of century Los Angeles

I'm trying to think of a movie I saw a few years back. It is about a writer or a detective, he moves to L.A. before it was a major city and lives in a dumpy hotel room. He has run ins with a beautiful ...
3
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1answer
317 views

What is the “moral” in Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite)?

After watching and enjoying "City of God," I was highly recommended to watch "Elite Squad." While it's an enjoyable action movie, I was left perplexed about the moral and / or theme of Elite Squad. ...
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874 views

Post-apocalyptic movie with food cans

I'm looking for a title of an movie I saw as a child (at least 25 years ago). The movie is probably produced in the '80s. It could be European, but I'm not sure about this. It could be a horror/...
4
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2answers
2k views

Movie about two sisters, one of them is professional killer

It's a movie about two sisters, one of them is professional killer. At the start of the movie the killer one meets with a man and his guards and she kill the guards with guns and the main guy protects ...
3
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1answer
4k views

Guy brings his friend's sister to a wedding

Movie is about a guy who needs to go to a wedding in his home town, not clear whose (might be his sister's) and he has to bring someone along because his father is terminally ill and guilt tripped him....
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0answers
2k views

What's the old guy (Chuck?)'s problem in the end of Better Call Saul episode 4 of season 1 [duplicate]

In Better Call Saul episode 4 of season 1 (the one aired on Feb 23, 2015), there's an old guy (Chuck?) in the end, who James hid the newspaper from, and apparently can't go outside without a shield ...
6
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1answer
423 views

Obscure movie about orphans forced to work in mill/factory

This movie has bugged me for years, I watched it on television a couple times (perhaps Disney channel but perhaps HBO) in the very early 90's. I was a young child and it sort of disturbed me. I ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I objectively assess or rate a movie? [closed]

I understand this could be an unusual question but, how can I objectively assess or rate a movie? Do critics use some set of rules to determine the quality of a movie? Is there any further reading I ...
5
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6answers
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Why does John du Pont do that to Dave Schultz?

In Foxcatcher, we see John du Pont and Mark Schultz build some kind of friendship, based primarily on Mark's need of stepping out of his brother's shadow and John trying to impress his mother by ...
4
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1answer
174 views

What is the “vector analysis” used in The Bletchley Circle?

In the second episode of season one of the series The Bletchley Circle, the protagonists refer to a technique they call "vector analysis" that was used at Bletchley Park, and then apply it to a crime ...
6
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2answers
553 views

Why did Ford Prefect try to introduce himself to a car?

Ford Prefect has been stranded on earth for fifteen years, which leaves about nine years before he was saved by and met Arthur. How, in those nine years, did he not realize that cars weren't the ...
2
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1answer
125 views

How did Emmet build the Double Decker couch?

In The LEGO Movie, if Emmet was not yet a Master Builder then how did he build the double decker couch inside the submarine?
2
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2answers
662 views

Movie where a guy (possibly the main character) pulls his teeth out at some point

This one is one of my oldest memories about a movie so please forgive the ambiguity. I barely trust the details myself. I marked the details that I'm not sure about with *. I remember just a few ...
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3answers
19k views

Why this turn in Shae's character?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
2
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2answers
458 views

Can using fake names or pseudonyms in the credits really protect you from legal troubles?

I've seen this happen a few times but the one with the most notoriety is the South Park episode "Trapped in the Closet". That's the episode where they basically make fun of Scientology. Both because ...
4
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1answer
159 views

Identification of an old (black and white) drama/thriller with a twist

This one has been bugging me for years - I saw the film one afternoon about 15 years ago. Its black and white, and quite old (poss 1930's). It's set in Paris (or other European city) at some kind of '...
3
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1answer
316 views

Help identifying an old alien movie

I need help identifying an old alien / sci-fi movie. I think it was from the 80s or early 90s possibly. I remember a couple of things about the movie such as these scenes: The movie begins or ends ...
4
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0answers
294 views

When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
8
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4answers
8k views

Help me understand the interaction between Marcus and John Wick

Marcus was given the contract to kill John Wick. Then the next thing we know that he was helping John Wick. Question is why? Did I miss anything? They must have been communicating, otherwise Marcus ...
2
votes
1answer
454 views

What movie has alien assassin feeding his own stomach “mouth”

I saw this movie when I was a kid and I was very creeped out by it. All I can remember is a White male, mid 30's, wearing black sunglasses and a black trench coat, who was secretly an alien, assassin. ...
5
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1answer
778 views

Movie like the song hotel california

This movie, I can't seem to find. I've been looking for years. I'm guessing it came out sometime after 2000. The plot is something like the song hotel California. Though it's four friends driving ...
2
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1answer
73 views

How does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping?

In Disturbia (2007), how does Ronnie get out of the neighbor's house while videotaping? Ronnie just suddenly appears in the closet and I don't think it's explained how he gets there.

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