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What is the meaning of the penguin in Fight Club?

When the Narrator goes into his cave he encounters a penguin that says, "Slide." What is the meaning of sliding, and why is there a penguin?
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Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin?

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent and Jules killed all the guys at Brett's apartment for stealing the briefcase from Marsellus Wallace but not Marvin. Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin in Pulp Fiction? ...
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1answer
849 views

Domino One (2005), does it exist?

I was looking at IMDB's listing for Domino One (2005). It is very strange. No one seems to know much about it. Does anyone have any information about it? Why is it so hard to find information about ...
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1answer
1k views

Toy Story 3 in Spanish

What do they do on the Spanish version of Toy Story 3 when Buzz is set to Spanish mode? Anyone out there who has seen the Spanish version?
15
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1answer
1k views

Was Alfred Hitchcock a feminist?

Many of Alfred Hitchcock's films contain a strong female lead. From Grace Kelly's Lisa in Rear Window to Ingrid Bergman's Alicia Huberman in Notorious, these actresses were characteristically ...
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4answers
6k views

Did Vincent Vega shoot Marvin on purpose?

In a very popular scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are discussing about Jules' will to retire from being an hitman. They are ...
4
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1answer
599 views

Why was Immortals so dark?

I watched Immortals and the whole movie seemed so dark and gloomy. I mean, the visuals are more black and yellow based than normal movies. No sun, no birds, no happiness- just night and black and ...
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2answers
584 views

Why Reboot Spiderman?

I can understand the reboot of Batman Series, but I cannot understand why Hulk was rebooted and now why do we have to reboot Spider-man? Is it they are not able to write script in the same back-drop ...
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1answer
941 views

Is Geeta shown as a Trans-gender in the Tamil Movie “Kanchana”?

In the 2011 released Tamil Movie, Kanchana, the main character i.e., Kanchana is shown to be a Trans-gender but after watching the movie, I am not able to understand whether Geeta is also shown as a ...
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2k views

What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
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In Spider-man 2 Why does Parker lose his powers?

This has always bothered me. In the comics and cartoons Spider-man started to lose his powers because his mutation started changing him. In the movie it seemed like it was his self-esteem which makes ...
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1answer
262 views

Maximus fighting the masked champion in the arena with tigers

When Maximus is knocked to the ground he lands a shot through his opponent's foot with an axe. His opponent then seems to be spitting blood (hard to tell due to the helmet) and then falls over dead. ...
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2answers
236 views

Psychological horror from mid-2000s with Max von Sydow or Maximillian Schell

Here's what I remember: Came out in early 2000s - saw it on an HBO preview weekend I think. Dozing while it was on so just saw bits and pieces. Either Max von Sydow or Maximillian Schell (MS) - I ...
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3answers
17k views

Why wasn't Tobey Maguire in The Amazing Spider-Man?

In the Spider-Man franchise, Tobey Maguire is an outstanding performer as a Spider-Man and also reprised his role in the sequels Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3. He also provided the voice of Spider-Man ...
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4answers
8k views

Who is the man in the credit scene in The Amazing Spider-Man?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, in the post credit scene Dr. Curt Connors is in a jail cell and he was talking with someone, but his face was never shown in the movie due to shadows. Here is the youtube ...
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6answers
2k views

When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?

My recollection of the prime-time television I watched growing up -- the 70s and 80s plus whatever were on at the time -- are almost invariably of episodic television. At the end of each episode, ...
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1answer
2k views

Why did the ending change in the Fight Club Adaptation?

Recently finishing up the book Fight Club after being a fan of the movie for so long. While the movie retains most of the dialogue and several tones of the book, one giant contrast is now present to ...
3
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1answer
231 views

Woman in alt-life, gets home early and catches boyfriend cheating

I can't remember the whole trailer. Basically a woman gets home just like other days, everything is normal, in other life, she somehow get home early and sees her boyfriend/husband cheating.
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2answers
505 views

Why does America's Got Talent have so many executive producers?

I was watching America's Got Talent last night, and during the opening credits was struck by the number of executive producers listed. It seems to grow longer each year. They are (from the official ...
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2answers
586 views

Which horror movie is this?

It is about a few prisoners that are transported in a small van in to the country side, they managed to let the van stop and kill the cops with a big rock on his head (you see a dent in the head I ...
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1answer
1k views

What was the significance of the Russian cultural backdrop in “The Deer Hunter”?

The Deer Hunter begins with an hour long act in which there is a young couple getting married in an elaborate Russian Orthodox ceremony and reception rolled into a bit of a sendoff party for Michael ...
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3answers
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Why did Daenerys Targaryen feel betrayed by Doreah?

I did not understand this bit of Game of Thrones S02E10. I thought Doreah chose to be with Xaro Xhoan Daxos to save Daenerys life? But Daenerys somehow felt betrayed and sentenced her to death ...
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2answers
1k views

The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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1answer
431 views

Post-apocalyptic survivors and shredded paper as currency

There was this series which I saw during the 90s in which there are 4 to 8 survivors after a nuclear war. the survivors consisted of elderly as well as young people. This is all I remember about the ...
3
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1answer
635 views

Movie where kids exchange their mom at a carnival

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie where a group of kids end up trading their mom for a different mom (or maybe they were orphans?) at something that looked like a carnival. Each kid got 1-2 ...
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2answers
271 views

Taken - “I can tell you I don't have money”

I'm watching Taken again, and I'm at the infamous "particular set of skills" speech. I just realized he says "...I can tell you I don't have money...". His wife's new husband is portrayed as an ...
2
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1answer
162 views

Does the single season of Flash Forward manage to finish up plot points?

Did the production team get a chance to wrap up the Story arcs or were there major plot point left unfinished that they intended to finish in subsequent seasons?
9
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1answer
242 views

Who are the look-alikes hired by Abed supposed to be?

In Community Season 3 Episode 12 'Contemporary Impressionists' when Troy returns to his flat and sees Abed sat down with a leg cast he fears the worst and then a Robin Williams lookalike appears. ...
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2answers
881 views

A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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1answer
2k views

Identify Movie about a girl who used sperm donor for getting pregnant but somebody changed the sperm from his own

I have watched a Hollywood movie where a main lead lady want to be pregnant through sperm donar but movie's hero changed the sperm from his sperm. As the story goes on the child grows and at his ...
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1answer
379 views

Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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3answers
581 views

Identify this Indian movie about someone reporting his well being stolen

An Indian taxi driver told me about this movie, but I forgot the movie name I found the plot to be very interesting. It is an Indian movie, about someone who report his well being stolen. The entire ...
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votes
1answer
138 views

When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Does Johnny Bravo Ever get a girlfriend?

I remember watching Johnny Bravo when I was a kid and through out the series he is portrayed as a macho narcissistic guy trying to hit on women all the time and fail miserably. I never did get a ...
5
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3answers
516 views

Hebrew newspaper in Laurel & Hardy's Blotto?

In the Laurel & Hardy movie (or episode, if you will) Blotto (1930), in the first scene, Stan is reading a hebrew newspaper. So I was wondering, why a hebrew newspaper? Is there any reason and ...
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1answer
3k views

How did the package save his life?

In the climax of Cast Away, Chuck (Tom Hanks) writes a note on the Fedex box which states that this package has saved his life. How exactly did that package save his life? If I am correct, he never ...
5
votes
1answer
247 views

Movie with a cat and an anti-smoking organisation?

At some time in the 80s I've seen part of a movie of which I don't know the name. Since I couldn't see it to the end, since then I've always wondered how it continues (and also what was in the jacket; ...
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1answer
156 views

Green Colour of Blood in “Mankatha”

In The South Indian Tamil Movie, 'Mankatha' why is the colour of blood shown to be Green in the main character's imagination? The movie is miles far from anything related to Science Fiction or ...
9
votes
2answers
16k views

How did Jim's mom die?

In American Reunion (2012), we learn that Jim's mom is dead. Is there any info or clue in the movie about how she died?
7
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1answer
873 views

How did Bunk cross McNulty?

In Season 1, Episode 7, there is funny, heart-warming bar scene between McNulty and Bunk. They're both drunk and McNulty's laying on all kinds of compliments. Then he closes with "you know why I ...
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2answers
2k views

Why do Jerry and Newman dislike each other?

Throughout Seinfeld, Jerry and Newman have an adversarial relationship, marked by the infamous exchange of "Hello, Jerry" "Hello, Newman." While at times they get along (In "The Barber," (S5E8) Jerry ...
10
votes
1answer
268 views

What was Frank?

During the film Donnie Darko, Donnie occasionally talks with Frank, who we end up finding out at the end of the film is a guy that Donnie shot because he accidentally ran over his girlfriend. Is ...
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1answer
164 views

Which audience was targeted by “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”?

"Scarecrow and Mrs. King" told the story of a divorced mom who accidentally meets a hunky secret agent and -- unbeknownst to her family and friends -- joins the secret agent on many spy adventures. ...
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3answers
2k views

Early 1970s comedy skit with a big-eyed, big-nosed character talking

I saw a movie in the early 1970's that was an x-rated comedy. The movie was comprised of dirty skits. One was a scene of a big eyed, big nosed character talking. As the camera pulled back you realized ...
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4answers
19k views

How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

Why did they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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votes
5answers
24k views

What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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3answers
7k views

Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. ...
2
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1answer
198 views

Were children subjected to shock therapy in the 1960s, as implied in Moonrise Kingdom?

In "Moonrise Kingdom" a social-services agent implies that an orphan with behavior problems could be subjected to shock therapy (aka electro-convulsive therapy or ECT). Were children really subjected ...
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1answer
572 views

What does David pick up off the floor early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, while most of the crew is still in cryosleep, David makes the rounds of the ship. While walking from one room to another, David seems surprised to see something on the ...

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