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Why did Sheriff Bell go to the hotel room in El Paso where the murder takes place?

After the murder of Moss in the El Paso hotel room in No Country for Old Men, we see Sheriff Bell (TL Jones) get into his car talking with the local Sheriff. They talk about Chigurh. The scene cuts to ...
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Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?

In Edge of Tomorrow William Cage is reliving the same day over and over again. The time loop always starts with Cage waking up at Heathrow, after his meeting with the General.       ...
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240 views

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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633 views

Cant figure out the name of a sci-fi prisoner transport movie

Ok, this is really bugging me, it was a movie maybe in the 90's, there was a fururistic complex, or city within a very large wall, on the outside of that wall there was desert I believe. A man got ...
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Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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What song is playing during Quicksilver's first appearance?

When Professor X and the others first meet Quicksilver in his basement in X-Men: Days of Future Past, there is a song playing in the background. Anyone know what that song is, and why it might have ...
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538 views

Child controlling alien/robot from inside

There was a movie I watched when I was only a kid, can't remember much but it was about a robot/alien who can take a child inside him, and let the child control him. I only remember a scene where ...
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What are all the background soundtracks use in Just For Laughs Gags?

I want a list of all the famous soundtracks that are used as background scores in the TV show Just For Laughs Gags I found a list but I guess it's missing some of the popular tracks (like Flight of ...
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Why does Betty Tanager tell her husband she doesn't want to wait for tenure?

In the movie Birds Of America, why does Betty Tanager (played by Lauren Graham) tell her husband she doesn't want to wait for tenure?
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Are the plots of future Sherlock episodes going to be much more by Steven Moffat than Sir Arthur Doyle?

The following contains spoilers for the third season of Steven Moffat's Sherlock and Doctor Who #11 (Matt Smith). I just watched S3E3 of Sherlock, the Sherlock Holmes interpretation by Steven Moffat ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In Breaking Bad, Walter says in the final season I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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109 views

Why does Emily give Will the diary?

In Definitely, Maybe (2008), why does Emily give Will the diary to take to Summer Hartley instead of just mailing it to her herself? Was Emily hoping that something would happen between Will and ...
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204 views

Was it actually an average day?

At the end of the wonderfully made "Dredd" the title character when asked about the situation says it was a routine day. Which is such a great line, and I'm not sure I quoted it correctly, it both ...
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404 views

What would Frank Underwood's strategy be if he had been appointed Secretary of State? [closed]

I just finished (a little bit late) watching House of Cards and I was wondering about Frank Underwood taking a different strategy after knowing that he wasn't appointed as Secretary of State. How ...
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1answer
944 views

A man getting turned into a robot when he gets hurt

I saw a movie (tv show?) on tv when I was a kid in the 80's. I believe it was from the mid 80's, but I'm not sure on the date. I remember being freaked out from watching it on TV, and a scene where ...
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1answer
210 views

Is there a director's cut of Jackie Brown?

I re-watched Jackie Brown for the first time in a long time on Netflix last night. I know that Netflix usually only shows the theatrical versions of movies, not the director's cuts. However, from my ...
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829 views

Do the Simpsons have any particular accent?

I understand some of the characters have specific accents such as Fat Tony or Apu. But does the Simpson family have an accent that you could identify with a certain area in the US?
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97 views

The hat or Christmas snow?

In the 1960's Rankin/Bass animated Christmas Special Frosty the Snowman, would Frosty have come to life if he had not been made of the special "Christmas Snow?" I know it's supposed to be the magic ...
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973 views

What does Indy say to the villagers in “Temple of Doom”?

There's a scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" where Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw receive food from an impoverished group of Indians. (This is after Kate and Harrison fall out of a plane ...
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351 views

How did Cobb come to the basement using the elevator?

In the movie Inception when Cobb is dreaming about his wife Ariadne enters his dream and lands up in an elevator with each floor containing Cobb's memory of Mal. In this scene Ariadne enters the ...
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322 views

Comedy short from probably 1925-1940 where a chicken eats a ring

This is black and white movie in which a chicken eats an engagement ring.
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440 views

70s morning calisthenics

Back in the mid to late 1970s, there was a morning TV show where the Caucasian male North American host did calisthenics on a mat outside on some green grass with (I think) a somewhat large body of ...
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1answer
252 views

Details of projects done by R Diwakar

I noticed the name R Diwakar in the opening credits of one of the best movies I have seen, Mumbai Police (Malayalam) as its cinematographer. Taken aback by the superb visuals and camera movements in ...
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Age issue in How Old Are You

In the Malayalam movie 'How old are you?' Manju Warrier's character is a 35 years old house wife. In an important sequence, it is being said that her driving license got expired and she was not aware ...
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594 views

What was Mr Bass afraid of?

In 12 Years a Slave it's the conversation with Brad Pitt's character Mr Bass which eventually leads to Solomon's release. During the talk Bass says that he's afraid for both Solomon and himself? Why ...
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339 views

What was Ford's Debt?

In 12 Years a Slave there are a couple of references to Master Ford's debt but it's very vague. Is it as simple as he owes money to someone? If that's the case then wouldn't Solomon (who's already ...
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1answer
257 views

Students are murdering their teachers

There's a movie I saw part of on TV back in the late 90s, these are the details I can remember: It has to be old enough to be on British TV around 1997, but it wasn't too old as it was in colour and ...
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146 views

A writer tries to escape from her surreal, post apocalyptic novel

It's an Asian movie(maybe Korean). The movie was about a writer who gets involved in her own novel. She meets weird people in that surreal realm and tries to escape from it. She gets help from an old ...
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362 views

Did the Basterds actually change anything?

Hitler was definitely shot to death by the Basterds but he would have died in the fire anyways. Shoshanna had everything planned well to trap everyone in theatre including her, there was no escape. So ...
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1answer
204 views

Why did Landa make the deal?

Could it be that he felt that his side would lose the war? Is there anything in the movie that made such an outcome very likely?
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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6k views

How does an average (non-star) actor's pay work?

An average actor, (according to the SAG?) makes scale. What is scale? Is it hourly pay? paid per picture? Are there any residuals? Benefits? Retirement?
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298 views

Whose picture is it anyway?

I've read that while the writer/screenwrite creates the story, it's the director's vision that makes the motion picture. So, whose picture is it, anyway?
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139 views

Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
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Time-travelling to witness catastrophes

I watched this film about tourists from many centuries ahead of us, who time travel back into the past just to witness the world's worst catastrophes. Anyone can tell the title ?
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300 views

Horror movie about husband and wife authors in Mom's death apartment

I watched this movie years ago, maybe 10 years ago. It is a horror movie about a (probably newlywed) husband and wife who were authors. They move to the hotel or apartment where the wife's mother died ...
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840 views

Does the extreme violence and sex in Game of Thrones affect its ratings?

In my time of TV watching, Game of Thrones is the most sexually explicit and violent show I have ever watched. Is there any evidence that this extreme violence and sex impacts upon its ratings either ...
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247 views

When you are out of time, you die

One of my friends told me about a movie, but I don't remember the title. In the movie, everyone wears a wrist-watch and time is used as currency. When you get some work done, your time increases. When ...
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399 views

Why didn't The Wellingtons record the revised Gilligan's Island theme song?

The original version of the Gilligan's Island theme song was recorded by The Wellingtons. According to "Here on Gilligan's Isle", the second (and third) season version of the song was performed by a ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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1answer
400 views

A boy is the only survivor of a plane crash in Africa

I vaguely remember this movie. A plane crashes somewhere in Africa and the only survivor is a boy. I remember a scene when he was looking for Ostrich eggs and he broke the egg and cooked it in the hot ...
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264 views

Where does Limbo take place?

This question is inspired by Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?, where the infographic shows very well in which mind each dream level takes place, except for the Limbo: So ...
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1answer
350 views

Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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671 views

How are viewing figures gathered?

Many TV sites give the viewing figures for a particular episode or series. With more modern digital TVs I can accept that these values could be gathered from the television itself but I find this ...
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1answer
243 views

What is the equivalent of 555 for postal addresses?

We all know the 555-0100 to 555-0199 numbers used for fake phone numbers. Suppose there's a letter on screen for a short time, addressed to the villain, with the address on there and clearly visible ...
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1answer
211 views

How big is Godzilla in the new film?

I'm trying to work out if the Godzilla in the latest film is biggest yet and how it compares to Pacific Rim's Kaiju. I know Scunner (the only Cat V kaiju) was 134.4m and weighed 3,230 tons. Although ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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1answer
327 views

Why did the Indians decide to end it this way?

I've a couple questions stemming from Valhalla Rising. At the end, One-Eye turns to face the Indians, dropping his axe and allowing them to beat him to death. (The scene reminds me that Indians ...
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1answer
318 views

Why did the Others put Karl in the chair in Room 23?

I just found out that there is an epilogue episode to Lost, named The New Man in Charge, that answers some of the questions left open by the finale, for example where the Dharma Initiative packages ...
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What is the biggest crossover universe in TV?

Franchise movies have crossed over for over a hundred years, however despite the long and serialised nature of TV, they're still relatively uncommon besides spin-offs. Crossover episodes between shows ...

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