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Why Broomhilda rather than Brunhilda?

Why is Django's wife's name spelt Broomhilda rather than Brunhilda (or Broonhilda)? I have only come across the latter spelling (and variants such as Brunhilde, Brünnhilde or Brynhilde) in the ...
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1answer
289 views

TV show about a female detective aired on HBO or Showtime in 2007 and 2008

Can anybody identify this TV show about a female detective aired on HBO or Showtime in 2007 and 2008? Female detective, sex addict, drinks heavily. An angel appears to her, it is her guardian ...
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297 views

What was the dinosaur supervisor supposed to do in Jurassic Park?

I was wondering around the internet and I came across a wonderful image that made me laugh for half an hour. The joke was funny, but it rose a doubt in my head. What is the real job of a dinosaur ...
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51k views

Why exactly did Walt leave Grey Matter?

Early on in the series Breaking Bad, it is revealed that Walt and Gretchen had a history together with Elliot in the construction of their company "Grey Matter". However, one day while on vacation ...
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5answers
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Why is the connection between Hank and Marie and the colour purple?

In Breaking Bad, it is seen in a mass sense that Marie has the entire home decorated in as much purple as possible: (Best image I could find) What is the significance with this colour in ...
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0answers
29 views

A possible interpretation of that island in movie [duplicate]

A possible interpretation of that island in movie (Life Of A Pie) may be he was dreaming about that island ...... before this scene he mentions that he was unable to distinguish between reality and ...
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1answer
620 views

What is the meaning behind the silent dream scene in Battle Royale?

Sometime after the Battle Royale started, either Kitano or Noriko (not entirely sure) have a dream. They are both walking casually by a river, eating popsicles, and talking to each other. We do not ...
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0answers
2k views

Why is Arrested Development listed (and played) out of order on Netflix? [closed]

The correct order of select Arrested Development Season 1 episodes are as follows: Episode 5 - Visiting Ours Episode 6 - Charity Drive Episode 7 - My Mother, the Car Episode 8 - In God We ...
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1answer
910 views

In the end of Total Recall (2012), what does this number stand for?

What does the number "21" on this Rekall ad stand for?
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2answers
3k views

How come films like American Psycho, Fight club, In Bruges are black comedy?

Internet says "Black comedy is a form of comedy in which serious issues such as cannibalism, rape, genocide, terminal illnesses, etc. are treated humorously". But I don't see any comedy scenes in ...
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1answer
762 views

Most faithful Dracula book adaptation (motion film /animation)

I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story ...
5
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1answer
409 views

How does the chainsaw trick at the end of “The Clue of the Savant's Thumb” work?

At the end of The Clue of the Savant's Thumb Jonathan Creek, using a specially constructed chainsaw, appears to cut straight through Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) at the waist, while she in fact remains ...
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2answers
1k views

Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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3answers
199 views

Why is the breeding aspect important?

In one scene, we are clearly told that the dinosaurs couldn't breed on their own because they are all female. We later find that, in fact, since they used frog dna to create the dinosaurs, they can ...
3
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2answers
887 views

What was the reasoning for turning off the fences?

In Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry uses his programming abilities to mess up the whole park while he makes his escape. My question is, why did he turn off the fences? The whole disaster could have been ...
8
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2answers
374 views

What game is it Bond can't afford to play?

In The World Is Not Enough there is a scene where Electra King, against Bond's warnings, visits Zukovsky's casino and loses 1 million dollars against him in a simple game of cards (on purpose as we ...
5
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3answers
478 views

What role do screenwriters play, after handing in the script?

Assuming they're a pure screenwriter, and not also a producer or director, do screenwriters get to do anything after handing in the script? Can they be present on the set? Do they have any say in ...
7
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2answers
559 views

Was Chigurh in the hotel room when Sheriff Ed Tom entered?

At the end of the movie we see Sheriff Ed Tom enter the hotel room where Llewelyn Moss was killed. He sees that the lock was "punched" out similar to the lock on Llewelyn's trailer. So, we can assume ...
13
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1answer
366 views

Why choose an Aztek?

In Breaking Bad, one of the iconic items is Walt's original car, the Pontiac Aztek. It is featured a lot in the series and can be argued as a slight companion to Walt, accompanying him on his journey ...
6
votes
1answer
278 views

Family Guy ep 113 (Road to Germany) scene explanation

In Family Guy episode 113, Road to Germany, there is a scene where Stewie, Brian and Mort are in a bomber plane fighting nazi planes. They look to be out numbered, but then Stewie says something along ...
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1answer
216 views

Why did Ashur face Spartacus's gladiator army alone?

Why did Ashur take such a foolish risk facing Spartacus's army all alone, resulting in his death at the hands of Naevia? It should have been so easy for him to run away. Why follow Glaber's commands ...
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1answer
125 views

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus by giving Ilithyia's information?

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus in the kidnapping of Ilithyia by giving information of her departure. Lucretia hates Ilithyia but still why she will help Gannicus? She is even telling Gaius ...
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4answers
9k views

Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...
6
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1answer
147 views

Does John Silver escape with *all* the gold at the end of the 1950 version of Treasure Island?

The 1950 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island ends with John Silver in a small boat, escaping treasure island alone with a chest full of treasure. The Squire, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesy, and the other ...
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3answers
1k views

What is the significance of the recording played during the coffin scene?

In House of 1000 Corpses, one of the final scenes is the firefly clan making Denise and Jerry get into a coffin, which they then lower into a pit. Otis has a tape recorder that he starts playing that ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

Why did Tiny untie Mary and let her go?

In House of 1000 Corpses, there is a scene where Mary is dressed in a doll dress and has her face painted up. She is tied to Tiny's bed. When Tiny comes in, she says, "Please let me go" and Tiny ...
6
votes
1answer
472 views

Why is there no sign of facial hair in Pi's face?

In Life of Pi, we can see the changes in Pi's physique like being slim, lengthening of his hair etc. But surprisingly he is clean shaved in that state too. How is that possible? In his age, as shown, ...
7
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1answer
474 views

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language?

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language? Was this language developed further in any website or promotional material?
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2answers
472 views

Spirit of murdered waitress seeks revenge

This horror movie was probably released around the same time as Titanic, but not very sure. A young waitress was serving in a bar/night club and some drunk men put her on the table and asked her to ...
2
votes
1answer
136 views

Was the William H. Macy character part of the con?

In the David Mamet movie House of Games, Mike (Joe Mantegna) lures Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) into their circle by proving a small con at the Western Union Office. He explains that the basic idea ...
5
votes
1answer
262 views

Sliders episode: City surrounded by huge wave

I'm afraid i cant be very helpful here but when i was much younger i watched an episode of a tv series which i remember being Sliders but cant seem to find any episode of that show with this ...
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6answers
10k views

“No Country for Old Men”, why is it called so?

One thing bugged me after watching the highly acclaimed movie "No Country for Old Men" - Why is it called so? I tried to analyze the plot and the sequences and the climax, but I could not understand ...
4
votes
1answer
786 views

Kissing a naked alien turns kisser into her slave

When I was kid, I remember vaguely channel surfing at my friend's house. There was a sci-fi movie set maybe in out of space. Premise: There were these woman, unclothed maybe they were aliens or ...
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1answer
3k views

Were Ninny and Idgie the same person?

In the movie Fried Green Tomatoes a story is told to an unhappy house wife about two women (Idgie and Ruth) and their adventures. The elderly woman telling the story is named Ninny Threadgoode. One of ...
6
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2answers
396 views

Female lead learns martial arts from an android

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
4
votes
1answer
162 views

Italians will only surrender village after celebrating annual wine festival

I watched this movie long long back, and the movie is quite old. What I roughly remember is a captain is ordered to capture a village in Italy. The Italian officer in command is only willing to ...
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1answer
2k views

Calvin Candie's “dimples in the skull” theory

In Django Unchained, Calvin Candie tells Django and Dr. Shultz a theory about the dimples in the skull of human beings. He says that due to the location of these very dimples which is different in ...
3
votes
1answer
245 views

Why couldn't Clara understand the aliens?

In the rings of Akhaten Clara and the Doctor spend some time walking around and talking to aliens. There were a couple of scenes where Clara didn't understand what the aliens were saying (and some ...
9
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2answers
793 views

Did Harvey Dent know that it was Bruce Wayne who locked him up

In The Dark Knight's fundraiser scene where Bruce Wayne invites many people for Harvey's fundraiser, Joker attacks the place with his goons, looking for Harvey. When Bruce sees this, he catches Harvey ...
5
votes
1answer
437 views

Need help identifying movie and/or TV show by plot point

There was a movie or a show where a guy has a date with a girl. He thinks it goes well, but she doesn't return any of his calls so he begins to think something terrible has happened to her. He ...
7
votes
1answer
376 views

Doc knows he will invent time machine 30 years ahead and it doesnt change the future

In Back to the Future, Doc invented time machine in 1985 and he was really excited and little surprised that it worked. But later in movie, Marty goes back and tells young Doc about it. Why was Doc ...
3
votes
1answer
982 views

Is there a database for “Who wants to be millionaire?” questions?

I'm looking for a database or any other source that has a set of past "Who wants to be millionaire" questions?. I would prefer one that is update frequently and that also has answers to the ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Narration from 'Animal Kingdom'

I'm trying to remember a quote from the Australian crime movie Animal Kingdom, which I don't have a copy of to hand. It's where the narrator (Joshua) is describing/introducing Craig - he says ...
5
votes
1answer
135 views

What movie is Don watching?

In Season 6, Episode 1 of Mad Men, Don is observed watching something on the television. Is there a symbolic importance to what is on the television? Given that we're shown what it is, I doubt it is ...
7
votes
2answers
580 views

Why was Sonmi important?

I have watched The Cloud Atlas many times, but still am completely perplexed as to why Sonmi is considered at all important to either the Union or Unanimity. At one point her love interest mentions ...
4
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0answers
4k views

Why do Dragon Ball Z telecasts always stop mid-season in India?

Dragon Ball Z was telecasting on Cartoon Network India from many years. Previously it stopped telecasting it in the middle of season 1. Then it disappeared for years and then repeated telecast till ...
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0answers
76 views

Why did only Bilbo's sword glow? [duplicate]

In "The Hobbit", the party finds a troll's cave with a stash in it. They find a few swords of elvish make, and on the way out Gandolf finds a short sword to give to Bilbo. When he hands it to Bilbo, ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

What happens to Peggy Olsen's baby?

I have gone through 1 1/4 seasons of Mad Men. I saw the nurse take the baby away from a disinterested Peggy. I am not asking for a spoiler. I would like to know if they had simply let the future of ...

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