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What is the genre of movies with multiple interrelated plots called?

There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others. Is there a specific name given or ...
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Why the change in style between seasons 2 and 3 in Red Dwarf?

While changes as a TV series progresses in normal, there seems to have been an inordinate amount of change between Red Dwarf's season 2 and 3. To list a few: The title sequence changed from the ...
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What is including a sound from another movie as a tribute called?

Is there a term for when a movie intentionally includes a bit of a sound track from another movie solely as a tribute to the original movie?
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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When did the Inception start?

Many have wondered about this and this may be the silliest question asked regarding the movie INCEPTION but here it is.... When did the Inception start? Or Could it be that the whole movie was a ...
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228 views

A very bad movie about aliens and meteors

I remember (I think a '90 HBO TV film, you know... bad cinema) a film about a news channel on TV that informs about a meteor rain that turn out to be aliens at end, and as unusual as this sounds, the ...
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134 views

A Train Robbery

I've looking for this movie: (I think its a famous classical movie but when I Google it, the words are so common that I can't find anything relevant) The movie is about a robbery in a train, for a ...
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In Fight Club is Marla Singer a second figment of Jack's imagination?

After reading this article on the existence of Marla Singer, I am fairly convinced she represents his guilt and remorse. It seems entirely plausible Marla Singer materializes to remind Jack he is ...
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136 views

Aliens took over the satellite

I recall a show/special, possibly on the Showtime cable channel from many years ago (let's call it early 80's) which had, as its premise, that aliens had taken over the TV satellites and were ...
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327 views

A 90s cartoon show about racoons

Please help me identify a 1990s cartoon show where the main characters are Racoons. I don't remember much about the antagonist, but he had pigs as his guards / assistants.
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379 views

A comedy movie about a detective and three women

I remember watching a Hollywood comedy movie in 2001 on Star Movies channel in India. The movie was from the 1990's. I have forgotten the name of the movie, but here is the plot: There is a ...
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282 views

Why did the horses calm down after John died in Melancholia?

Why did the horses calm down after John died? What was the director trying to convey?
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319 views

In Spartacus, can gladiators break a roman formation?

In the series Spartacus, season 3 episode 6, it appears that a small group of 3-4 gladiators (with just swords) manages to break a tight wall formation of 6-8 romans attacking them with roman shields, ...
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New soldier joins isolated base experimenting on dead Vietnam soldiers

I believe this movie is about 10 years old and has a US military base whose commander is conducting some form of medical experiments on soldiers believed dead or missing in action during the Vietnam ...
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Does Two-Face Die at the end in the Dark Knight movie?

Does the Two-Face die in the final scene of the Dark Knight? If he does, then how does he become one of the long lasting rival of Batman?
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Movie with comedy sketches from late '70's/early 80's

With the release of Movie 43 earlier this year, it reminded me of a comedy that I saw when I was younger. I am guessing it was released in the late 1970's or early 1980's and was filled with ...
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607 views

Priest avoids turning into a vampire by exposing himself to sunlight

Genres- horror,slasher Story Start- The movie starts with a priest trying to kill two vampire girls but before he kills them, they cut him in the neck. Before turning into a bloodsucking vampire, ...
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635 views

What is the first occurence of film within a film within a film?

In the Scre4m (or Scream 4) opening scene, ...
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123 views

Which Carebears series had Mimi in it

I think her name is Mimi. From what I remember of the series of carebears, there was this dark dimension and the bad guy was a cloaked guy and he had a minion called Pugsley (think that's how you ...
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“Life of Pi” Final Insurance Report

In the end of Life of Pi there are two possible stories that happened. But in the last scene where the writer views the Chinese insurance report, he reads this sentence: Very few castaways can ...
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Movie in which time is money

I saw this movie on an American PBS station, I think in the late '70s or early '80s. The premise was very similar to the Justin Timberlake film "In Time". Time is used as currency, and people die ...
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How does stan lee's random appearance work in Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Stan lee's cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are as follows - In Iron Man (2008) Stan lee appears with three blonds to resemble Hugh Hefner. In The Incredible Hulk (2008), Lee ...
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Why doesn't Stan Lee make a cameo appearance in X2?

Stan Lee always make a cameo appearance in the Marvel films based on the characters he helped in re-creating. With this in mind, was there any particular reason why he missed X2: X-Men United, X-Men ...
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456 views

Where is the Bluth Company model home located?

In Arrested Development, which is set in Orange County, CA, the model home is shown visibly in a undeveloped area. This area specifically a residential development called Sudden Valley. Where in O.C. ...
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346 views

Can you Identify the film where a retired cop alters his badge?

I know I'm going to hit myself in the face with a huge "DUH" when someone quickly answers this, but what film is it where a retired police officer removes his old badge and alters it to play cop ...
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Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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What was the name of the cartoon that had talking animals protecting their forest

I remember having VHS tapes of it back when i was a kid (before i learned that VHS was a scam cause the players almost always destroyed the tapes). From what i remember, there was this Baron guy who ...
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How did Loki survive at the end of Thor?

At the end of Thor, we see Thor holding onto Odin and Loki holding onto Thor. Loki lets go and falls into the wormhole. We know he survived because he's the main villain in the Avengers. How did he ...
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What is the Butterfly-Effect in Mr. Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, the concept of time-travel is blended with the butterfly effect. In the movie, when the old man tells his story as a child, he says that he chose his mommy and daddy because they would ...
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1answer
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Why did the Gilligan's Island theme song change between seasons?

There was a variation of the Gilligan's Island theme song between seasons. In the first season, the theme song lists the castaways as {...} Gilligan, the Skipper too; the millionaire and his ...
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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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1answer
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Rich man hires ex convict to spy on his wife

A rich man hires an ex-convict (prisoner, murderer) to spy on his wife because he suspects she's cheating on him; she's blonde. As time goes by they fall in love. He almost caught them together ...
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1answer
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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The Reaping alternate soundtrack [closed]

I liked 'The Reaping' film, however the John Frizell soundtrack seemed a safe choice compared to the usually suspenseful work of Philip Glass which was rejected for some reason. Why was the original ...
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Why does Hutter alone survive the vampire bite?

In the German silent film Nosferatu (1922), the vampire Count Orlok bites the guy Hutter. But then how come he alone survives while all the other people who have been bitten by that vampire die?
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What is the CBI in the Mentalist?

The CBI in the mentalist stands for California Bureau of Investigation, initially I thought this was a regional office of the FBI, but it doesn't seem to be (no FBI-labelled jackets/body-armour ...
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Was Trevor really insomniac for a year?

I've just recently watched The Machinist and in the whole movie only once I heard that Trevor Reznik said he hasn't slept for a year. Was this really the case or he just imagined he hasn't slept in a ...
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Is there any relation between Johann Schmidt and Klaus Schmidt?

Klaus Schmidt is the main villain in the film X-Men: First Class and Johann Schmidt is the main villain in the film Captain America: The First Avenger. They are both seen to be Nazis during World War ...
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How does regeneration work?

I see that regeneration is like an energy pool, where you get power from a limited source to regenerate your or someone else's body. But, is the limit the same for all Time lords/ladies? Is there a ...
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Why were 2 episodes omitted from the “The Tick” DVD releases, and why was Season 3 never released to Region 1?

The cartoon "The Tick" had two Region 1 DVD releases: The Tick vs. Season One and The Tick vs. Season Two, but Season One is missing the episode "Tick vs. The Mole Men". Season Two is missing the ...
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What happened to the Mighty Orbots cartoon series?

I loved The Mighty Orbots show when it was broadcast decades ago. It lasted only one season and ended with a finale episode, which is unusual for cartoons. Was it always planned as a one-season show? ...
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208 views

Did the show Seinfeld come about in a manner similar to the way it was depicted in the show?

On Seinfeld, Jerry and his friend George proposed a show to NBC executives about 'nothing,' featuring his friends and people he knows. How close was the experience of Jerry and George getting 'Jerry' ...
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Why didn't Terrence Howard play Jim Rhodes (Rhodey) in Iron Man 2?

Terrence Howard played Rhodey in Iron Man but Don Cheadle played the character in Iron Man 2. Was there any particular reason why Terrence Howard didn't continue on in the role?
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Do Tom Hanks and Halle Berry meet on earth in Cloud Atlas?

Zachry (Tom Hanks) and Meronym (Halle Berry) meet in some possibly post-apocalyptic forest. And Meronym uses some kind of satellite dish to contact someone in space. Later they are shown not on earth, ...
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583 views

Camera shot with close-up next to farther away standing person

While watching Final Destination 3 I noticed a very characteristic camera shot. At a scene where the main character, Wendy, sits in her room at the computer (watching the supposedly foretelling ...
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Does Vinay know Anjali before meeting her at the jewellary shop?

At the beginning of famous Indian movie Jewel Thief(1967), Vinay (Dev Anand) is seen going to a Jewellery Shop & talking to the owner about employment.After being rejected, he steps out of the ...
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What does the carnie say?

In the Season 3 Christmas Special of Downton Abbey, after Daisy wins the gold sovereign in the ring toss, the carnie running the ring toss says something to his assistant that I couldn't understand. ...
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What was Daniel Craig's character's name?

In the movie Layer Cake, Daniel Craig stars as a drug dealer. His name is not mentioned throughout the movie. He was even credited as "XXXX", he also said near the end, that if you knew his name, you ...
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What film or tv show is being referenced in Psych episode Santabarbaratown?

At the end of the finale of Psych season 6, called "Santabarbaratown", Gus and Shawn have an exchange wherein Shawn says, referring to Dahlia Twon, "his sister, his girlfriend, his girlfriend, his ...

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