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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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What is the meaning of the blue lettering on the board from Cabin in the Woods?

On the board of all the monsters in The Cabin in the Woods what does the blue lettering mean written next to the Monster's name?
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Are fictional trademarks or brand names used in movies and TV legally held?

I saw this article and it got me thinking about fictional brands we see in movies and TV. Are they actually applicable trademarks? Meaning are they registered and legally upheld or could anyone ...
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336 views

Where did the Spider-Suit come from?

Watching Spider-Man last night, after Parker's fateful night with the robber, we flash-forward to him being Spider-Man in full. However, it is never shown where exactly his costume came from or how ...
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In Mad Men, is the firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Price (or its earlier iteration, Sterling Cooper) based on a real advertising agency?

As Executive Producer Matthew Weiner asserts in this article, the character of Don Draper is based on the "creative head" of advertising agency Leo Burnett in the 1960s, Draper Daniels. What about ...
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How accurate are the smoking and drinking habits of the characters on Mad Men?

Though the stories and characters have become the focal point for analysis as Mad Men has evolved, early in its existence there was a great deal of discussion regarding the amount of smoking and ...
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Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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Why is Bob Saget the future voice for Ted Mosby'?

Well for one thing Ted is already an adult in his 30's and also isn't he telling the story to his kids in 2030 (which is only 18 years from now), so someone's voice does not change that much in 18 ...
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Why has Conway Twitty appeared as a distraction in Family Guy?

Throughout the past few seasons they have used Conway Twitty as a distraction from the regular plot of the episode (including some really really long interruptions). Why has Conway Twitty appeared as ...
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“Road” picture about guys in a tank, possibly set in the Middle East

A group of guys (soldiers) area in a tank, they're Americans I think, who are either lost, defected, went AWOL, or something. They travel throughout a desert area and I cannot remember whether they ...
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Why all the fancy technology in most movies?

In most of the movies and TV-series I have watched, whenever there is some kind of "technology" involved (say, like a tracking device or hacking something important), there is a lot of unnecessary, ...
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Name of an independent film whose making was documented by another film…Heart of Darkness kind-of-thing

The film and, I believe, the Documentary about the making of the film start with C. Like Corvalis, or Cromanthus.... The documentary was shot up north in the US, maybe Wisconsin, Michigan. It stars ...
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145 views

What year was The Warriors (1979) first shown on TV or cable?

Is there a way to figure out the year the movie The Warriors (1979) was first shown on TV or cable?
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Annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for inflation

Have a theory about my question about the reasoning behind the average length of feature length films, but that theory is based on finding the annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
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What is the technique called when series of events in a film are played in reverse order?

For example, Memento (2000) is presented as two different sequences of scenes: a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. ...
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Whose corpse is in the grave towards the end of The Woman in Black?

Towards the end of The Woman in Black (2012), Arthur Kipps finds the dead body of the child in the marshes, and he places his dead body into his grave. I thought the grave should have been empty, but ...
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Is there any additional footage of 'The Trial of Captain Hook,' the play Michael starred in on Arrested Development?

In the sixteenth episode of the first season of Arrested Development, "Altar Egos," we see young Michael Bluth as a lawyer in a play (and again later in the tenth episode of season three, "Fakin' ...
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Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have a stand-up part?

Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have the stand-up parts at the beginning and the end of each episode?
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720 views

Psychological thriller in which the verse “My father was a penny” keeps recurring on a wall?

I dont recall much of that movie except that it was a psychological thriller, and a verse was scribbled on a dilapidated wall. In one scene, the villain impersonates a nurse and escapes from the ...
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580 views

Why did the Uchiha Clan want to Rebel?

In Naruto, the entire Uchiha Clan are all slaughtered by Sasuke's brother, Itachi. If they're so weak, why did they want to rebel? Also the third hokage doesn't seem to be the kind condoning ...
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148 views

What is the reason for the blood between Henry and Clair in The Time Travler's Wife?

There is a scene after the miscarriage where Henry and his wife are sleeping on thier bed and they see blood on the bed. What does it mean? Is this a second miscarriage or did I miss something?
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What crops do the peasants in “The Naked Island” grow?

In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island. Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too. What do ...
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615 views

How did Thresh know that Katniss befriended Rue in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, Katniss is attacked by Clove, but saved at the last moment when Thresh kills Clove. Thresh is then in a position to kill Katniss, too, but says (quoting from memory): Just ...
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166 views

Plot summaries for the other two movies related to Moon

Moon, the 2009 British science fiction drama film directed by Duncan Jones, is suppose to be the first in a "trilogy of films set in the same fictional universe." What are the plot summaries for the ...
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If Jiraiya is so rich, why does he keep taking Naruto's money?

Jiraiya is a legendary Sannin, so he must have made legendary money. Also he's a book author. So why does he keep taking Naruto's money?
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History and reasoning behind average length of a feature film

I've personally always really enjoyed 'shorts', and always wondered why feature length films are the length they are, especially given my experience that most people's attention spans only last 30-40 ...
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134 views

What's with the alien and the video game?

In the movie The Last Starfighter, there's a scene where this guy walks in front of the video game. The game makes some noise and he loOks at it and encased with light, being replaced with an alien. ...
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How did Thor and Banner know where to go?

In the middle of The Avengers, the team is split up after coming together on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Bruce Banner/Hulk end up in an abandoned warehouse. Thor ends up in a field. Shortly ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Why did Sherlock Holmes jump from the balcony instead of letting Watson help him in the fight?

In the scene on the balcony where Moriarty and Holmes were playing chess and then Holmes thinks through their fight, he figures he can not win and therefor he jumps from the balcony, taking Moriarty ...
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1answer
593 views

In the film “Limitless” (2011), why were the murder incidents relating to Eddie Morra downplayed by police?

In Limitless (2011): Eddie Morra was at the apartment just before and after the murder of Vernon Gant. He also called the police. Eddie Morra was at the hotel-room when the "blonde" was murdered. ...
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“The Club” where Jerry Seinfeld performed

At the beginning and end of every Seinfeld episode, Jerry performs a bit of stand-up themed alongside the general plot of that particular episode. Is the club where he performs this stand-up ever ...
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1answer
566 views

Identify this animated series with the animal fighters which transforms

Approximately 7-8 year before I have seen a cartoon series where animals fight with their enemy using super natural powers. The main enemy in the series is a self minded machine which sends mechanical ...
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680 views

Why do panelists on British panel shows have a pen and paper which they seem to use regularly?

I personally find British panel shows to be among the funniest shows you can find on TV. One common occurrence I've noticed is that the panelists are often seen writing scribbling notes while another ...
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At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception, there is some doubt that Cobb is in real world. But if he is not in real world then at which level of dream he is? Starting at the presumed starting 'real world' as the ...
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1k views

Does George Costanza have a brother?

In two separate episodes of Seinfeld, George mentions his brother. The first, in episode fifteen of the third season, titled "The Suicide": RULA: Who’s Pauline? GEORGE: Pauline? . . . Wait a ...
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1answer
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Why did three actors play Darth Vader?

In the original Star Wars movies (IV, V, and VI) three actors ended up playing Darth Vader. David Prowse was the actual physical body for the most part, James Earl Jones was used for the voice, and ...
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Gabriel's Wristbands in Constantine

In one of the final scenes of Constantine Gabriel appears and has several wristbands on her arms. I can only read two of them, I believe they say "Sorrow" and "Passion". I'm assuming these are two ...
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Coraline - Relevance of Buttons (Button-Eyes)?

What relevance do the buttons (button-eyes) play in Coraline as it never appears to be defined. For those of you who have not yet seen the film, then please do not read any further as the plot will ...
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Children in Horror Movies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in? Am I correct in thinking that children who make films which are rated at a ...
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3answers
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Why did the witch crack like porcelain?

There is a witch in the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows. In a couple of scenes she is shown to crack like she is made of porcelain? Specifically towards the end of the movie she starts cracking away ...
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Why is the big year record not accurate?

At the end of The Big Year (2011), Kenny Bostick does a big year and finishes with 755 bird species. After watching the film, I checked Wikipedia for Big year and reached the following information: ...
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1answer
2k views

Difference between The Ring and Ringu

I watched the Hollywood version of The Ring (2002), but I didn't watch the original Japanese version Ringu (1998). Are the plots of both movies exactly the same? If not, what are the differences ...
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1answer
183 views

Digital Movies, DVD's and the law

I firmly believe in paying for what I watch - they paid to make it, I should pay to watch it. Completely fair. However, I hate physical media: DVD, Blu-ray, you name it. I'm happy to buy them to pay ...
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1answer
471 views

Trying to find a movie with fantasy religion-based world

I am trying to locate a movie that I saw only a few scenes to while recovering from some injuries. If I am remembering correctly, the protagonist exists in a society where everyone has a religion, ...
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What happened at the end of The Grey?

I am confused, what happened at the end of The Grey (2011)? Did Ottway die or did he manage to survive?
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What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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131 views

MiB Jeebs Memory Question

Before being inducted into MiB, K takes J into Jeebs Pawn Shop. Jeebs calls him "Officer Edwards" (Knowing J's name) Jeebs obviously knows J from his pre-Mib life. When J's history is erased do they ...
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...

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