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When was the horror film technique where a character opens a door to the same room first done?

I've noticed this interesting and scary film technique where a character tries to exit through a door, only to find that they've entered the same room as before. I've seen it done in The Awakening ...
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In There Will Be Blood, why did HW go mute and try to burn down the shed?

Firstly, why did going deaf also remove HW's ability to speak? Not speak correctly or even coherently, but use his vocal cords at all? Secondly, what was his purpose for trying to burn down the ...
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Identify horror movie with four aliens attacking a small town

Summary: English language movie set in rural America. Saw it in the 80's, but could be a 70's movie. Had a B-movie vibe to it. Alien spaceship crashes in the woods next to a small town. The aliens ...
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Why do they have to teleport from inside the train/metro?

In the series The Tomorrow People, The Tomorrow People hide underground but to reach it, they have to teleport from inside the metro/train to be able to get into their lair. Why is this? In the ...
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Where did the live ammo for the Missouri come from in the climactic battle of Battleship (2012)

The final battle in Battleship brings the WWII battleship "Missouri" hilariously into play against the alien mothership. They wave away the fact that the boat is operational and fueled with a comment ...
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Whats the name of this 2000's action movie set in the U.K.?

I was with my friend while he was getting a tattoo in 2011, there was a movie playing in the background that I was able to watch some of and I've never found an info on the title. I only caught bits ...
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What is the significance of The Master crossing the river?

In pilot episode of The Strain, Night Zero, Eichhorst is absolutely insistent that Miguel must "cross the river before dawn". Similarly when he arrives at the airport, Setrakian is absolutely ...
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Why is Brian Doyle Murray a coward?

In the Arrested Development episode "Missing Kitty" (S01E16) Tobias, during his in-prison research for the role of "Frightened Inmate #2", is having difficulties with his new roommate White Power ...
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Is it ever confirmed, or at the very least strong insinuated, that Saga has Asperger syndrome?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen ("The Bridge"), the lead female character Saga Noren lacks certain social skills. She takes comments extremely literally, for the most part lacks emotion, ...
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Age difference between Samantha and Mason?

I'm trying to work out the supposed age difference between siblings Samantha and Mason in Richard Linklater's Boyhood, as there seem to be a number of inconsistencies. First, when the children are ...
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How did Gustave and Zero know that Agatha was in danger?

In Grand Budapest Hotel, when Gustave, Zero and Agatha return to the hotel to retrieve the painting the hotel has been occupied by the Zig Zag division. Only Agatha enters, Gustave and Zero wait in a ...
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Pilot in jail tries to avenge son's death

I was child when I saw this movie, possibly in 1985-1995. I don't know it's name or the actors, but I know the story, I will explain it and it will be great if you realize and just give me the name, ...
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Movie about a girl luring and locking a man into a white room with only a computer

I don't recall much other than a woman chatting to a man via internet chat room and eventually lures him in to meet her. He goes to a train station, opens a door to a white room where she is sitting, ...
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Trying to find the name of a gang film

I saw a film about 10 years ago, can't for the life of me find it again though :( It was made in the 1970's or 80's. Its about a gang leader who meets a girl and falls in love so he tries to leave ...
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Identify horror movie involving morphing furniture

I remember watching the trailer for a horror movie years ago, I vaguely remember a scene where a group of young people were running away from something, closed a door, and then furniture in the room ...
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Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me and Castle which were all released in the late 2000s, it ocurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
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What was in the package Nicholson gives to Damon?

After Matt Damon's character in The Departed graduates the state police academy, he is picked up by Costello ("no more pencils, no more books"), and given a box as a graduation present. Though what is ...
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Alien invasion with a barrier on Earth

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie or probably a series about some kind of alien invasion. I vaguely remember some parts: there was some kind of barrier on earth with aliens of the other side ...
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Why wasn't Kaffee charged?

During the final court scene in A Few Good Men when Kaffee is confronting Jessup after his outburst, Kaffee gives him the following small speech: Don't call me son. I'm a lawyer, and an officer in ...
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How did Ben Richards Know Sub Zero's name in The Running Man

How did Ben Richards know Subzero's name in The Running Man Hey Killian, here is subzero, now, plain zero. I can't imagine they had TV in prison, and he never had the chance to watch an episode ...
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Was Nola really pregnant during the time of her murder?

In the movie Match Point by Woody Allen, the character played by Scarlett Johansson, Nola reveals to Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) she is pregnant and she is not willing to abort the baby. But ...
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Which was that movie featuring girls fleeing their guardian?

I remember watching this TV movie (on a children's channel so it was clean). This was at least 4 years ago. There were a few (3-4) girls (or sisters). They try to escape their mean male guardian. I ...
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Why does Peter Bishop still exist?

In the final few episodes of Fringe, we find out that Walter & September's plan was to effectively change the future so that the Observers/Invaders never exist. Olivia gets excited at the ...
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What role does the song “Hong Kong Garden” play in Marie Antoinette?

Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette incorporates small anachronistic elements, chosen very deliberately to help a modern audience understand and identify with its teenage protagonist. This ...
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Why does Logan remember Yashida?

The Wolverine starts with the eponymous protagonist's encounter with Yashida during World War II. This does clearly happen before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, during which he completely ...
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Movie with character name in title/weird creatures with female leader

I'll give you what I know for sure about it (which isn't a lot) and what could possibly be true to help you figure it out. For sure stuff: The name of the main character is in the title of the ...
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How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?

One thing I always wonder when watching The 13th Warrior is, how Ahmed learns the Norse language so fast. While I for myself could make some sense out of certain words, it must be significantly harder ...
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What are the similarities between The Cause and Scientology?

It is been stated that Lancaster Dodd's character in/as The Master is loosely based on Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Both The Cause and Scientology are also pseudo-somethingortheothers. But ...
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How faithful is the script of 2 Guns to the comic?

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. How true is the script to the comic series?
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Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
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Why didn't Tri-Klops see He-Man hiding in Castle Grayskull?

In the first episode of He-Man (1983), Skeletor approaches Castle Grayskull with his cronies, and says: Without He-Man to defend it, Castle Grayskull will be ours! Then the door is forced open, ...
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Mermaid/siren sitting on a rock talking gibberish

I've been trying to find this movie for years but have been unsuccessful since I only remember a few seconds of it. I remember a man peeling an orange while talking to another man and there was a ...
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What is the name of a movie on [adult swim] where children run around an empty Tokyo-esque city?

I remember watching a Japanese anime movie on [adult swim] years ago about a group of children wandering around a city that resembles Tokyo, with lion statues and torii. I've looked through this list ...
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Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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What happened to Tyler?

Near the end of White House Down the hacker, Tyler, having finished his work puts on a military uniform (probably for disguise) and tries to escape by the tunnel "through which JFK brought in the ...
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Dead mover and levitating daughter

I watched a film a few months back but I can't remember what it's called. It's about a family who move into a house and, later on, find one of the movers dead outside. At the end the daughter is seen ...
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How would the WOPR super computer (“Joshua”) in War Games compare with modern computers?

Is there any documentation of the specs (processor speed, memory, etc...) for the WOPR super computer in the 1983 film War Games? I was watching the movie tonight and I was curious as to how "Joshua" ...
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TV series about futuristic earth where brutal ruler rules

I remember watching a TV series on Bindass or its sister channel about a Futuristic earth (looks like de-evolved) in Hindi dubbed language may be 5-6 years ago. Where a Brutal King rules a large land. ...
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Who are the masked attackers in Saw 3D?

SPOILER HEREIN At the end of Saw 3D, we see Hoffman finally get his comeuppance at the hands of Dr. Gordon, the original victim. However, when Hoffman is attacked and subdued in the parking lot, ...
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Why does Timmy Turner have more than 1 Fairy Godparent?

Why does Timmy Turner have more than 1 Fairy Godparent? Other kids on the show seem to have only one Fairy Godparent (i.e. Remy Buxaplenty), but somehow Timmy Turner has 2: Cosmo & Wanda
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Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?

I would have been 10 years old when I first saw it in a theater. In it, Lt. Harris (GW Bailey) is stuck in a traffic jam and commandeers a moped or motorbike and tries to speed through traffic. ...
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Is The Warriors an accurate depiction of gang relations in 1970s New York City?

From the numerous gangs with their specific outfits and mannerisms, to the way they interacted and the meetings were arranged, was The Warriors an accurate depiction of 1970s gang relations in New ...
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Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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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 ...
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An anime tv show from the early 90's, that I can't seem to identify or find anywhere

Back in the early 90's, I used to wake up really early in the morning to watch this anime tv show that was only on at that time for me. It was essentially an anime version of Power Rangers. A group ...
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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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Movie about fishing family who buy their own boat and end up losing everything

The movie was old and about a family who were living in a coastal village (probably Italy). The traditional occupation of villagers was fishing. There were masters who owned boats and workers. ...
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How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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80's film where guy gives his intoxicated lover a lethal injection

At the risk of giving you a bad steer, I thought the guy was James Spader, but I can't find anything in IMDB of his that sounds right. He's playing a disreputable character, I think he has a couple of ...
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What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...

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