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498 views

What's the point of the old people's interviews in When Harry Met Sally

Why did When Harry Met Sally ... (1989) occasionally show interviews of random old couples retelling their love stories? Is there a name for this technique? I noticed that there was a time jump after ...
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172 views

Blond man who beats people and fights crime

I'm trying to identify a movie but I only saw the trailer. I believe the premise of the movie is a guy in a fight club type setting (but it's not Fight Club) who begins to act out his imagination, ...
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139 views

Nomination vs Won

I would like to know the difference between "nominated" and "won" with regards to movie awards. From what I understand: Won : The actor has received the award. Nominated : The actor has not yet ...
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163 views

What happened to Buttercup in Kingpin?

In Kingpin (1996), Buttercup was originally a tall horse and then after Roy removed the shoes, somehow the horse shrank Apparently, I missed the joke. Can someone please explain?
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128 views

When does Patrick Star teach the art of relaxing?

I was watching SpongeBob SquarePants with my daughter a few years ago and there was this episode where Patrick Star teaches the art of relaxing; the zen of keeping his mind blank. I'm trying to find ...
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101 views

Why are “we fucked” “if Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties”?

In "Die Hard 2" (1990), when John realizes that his newest terrorist friends are trying to rescue Gen. Esperanza, he says: If Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties, we're fucked....
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Is James Bond explicitly described as caucasian in Ian Fleming's books? [closed]

There is currently some controversy over the subject of James Bond's race since a minor celebrity has stated that Idris Elba would not be a good casting choice because James is "caucasian". Was James ...
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Did Sesame Street use to contain “Monster Time”?

I feel like when I was a child (not that many years ago), Sesame Street had something called "Monster Time" towards the beginning of the show. If it existed, it was dropped around 10 years ago, I ...
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9k views

Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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187 views

Why was Elsa an enchantress?

I must have missed it while watching the wonderful film Frozen. Why was Elsa an enchantress? How? Why wasn't her sister too, then?
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2answers
2k views

Why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes?

In the movie "The Equalizer", why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes, what's the benefit of that? Like when Nikolai showed up at his front door.
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What was the deal between Haissam Haqqani and Dar Adal?

In S04E11, Dar Adal is seen in the car of Haissam Haqqani in Islamabad. Later in S04E12 (the last one) we learn that there was a deal regarding the videos of Saul during his kidnap by Talibans: ...
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100 views

fantasy/adventure character obsessed with birds

I watched a movie, perhaps fifteen years or more ago, that was a fantasy/adventure where the party of adventurers were followed and antagonized by an evil being. One character was obsessed with birds, ...
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369 views

Consistent explanation of Enemy

I'm looking for an interpretation or explanation of the events in Enemy (2013) that takes into account all of the following: The poster which indicates that at least some parts of the film take ...
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3answers
184 views

Is it possible to get an A-lister into a big-budget movie without anybody knowing?

Could a studio realistically disguise until the premiere the presence of an A-list actor in a small but non-trivial part in a movie they would not be expected to be involved in? Presumably if they're ...
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3answers
1k views

Why didn't the gangster shoot Lou?

In Nightcrawler, the injured gangster shoots down Rick when he comes in front of him, but when the same gangster comes out of the car, he sees Lou standing right in front of him, filming. Yet he does ...
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469 views

What is this snake movie?

I have a faint memory about a movie that I watched 15-20 years ago as a kid. Probably it should be a Hollywood movie. Now I'm looking for that movie for watch again. However I can't remember the name. ...
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2answers
190 views

How does Cooper join the expedition for the first time? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, Cooper is able to communicate with his daughter once he enters the Black hole and he is revealed to be the ghost sending messages. This seems to be a paradoxical situation as he ...
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3answers
1k views

Why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman?

In season 4 of Homeland, why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman? After Bachman’s death, Boyd is blackmailed by an ISI agent; he’s threatened with having his theft be revealed to the ...
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1answer
66 views

Why is Zook on the photo with Cynthia

In 22 Jump Street, Zook is caught with his tatoo on a picture with Cynthia. Since we know that Zook is not the dealer and neither is Cynthia, why is he on the photo with Cynthia?
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431 views

In which episode did Joey teach Ross on how to caress a face?

I recall an episode of Friends with Ross telling Joey about a woman putting her fingers on his face and interpreting that as flirting. Joey, being a master at seduction, showed what actually caressing ...
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1answer
166 views

Grisly war movie following two soldiers after the main conflict on patrol

I'm looking to identify what I remember was a fairly grisly war movie, at least 10-15 years old. Perhaps it was a WW2 flick but it certainly was not a modern conflict. There are four scenes I remember ...
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1answer
443 views

Criminal Minds: Which episode has Garcia dressed in a suit?

I'm trying to chase down the season and episode which has Penelope Garcia wanting to be a little more hands on with the rest of the BAU... So she has a makeover which involves dolling herself up in a ...
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2answers
837 views

Movie in which a crime lord executes hencemen in his office

I've had these particular scenes in my head for years but I'm curious as to what movie they came from, I must have seen it at least 15 years ago. If a henchman messed up in someway he would be ...
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548 views

Why isn't Woody a valuable item anymore?

In Toy Story 2, Woody is a highly valuable collectible but in Toy Story 3 this isn't true any more. We know Andy has The Internet on his room, so he could have easily checked for his toys' prices but ...
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2answers
4k views

Why was Foxcatcher rated R?

After watching the movie Foxcatcher, I was very surprised to learn that the movie was rated R, especially considering that there was virtually no sexual content or profanity in the movie at all. The ...
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1answer
944 views

What was Cynthia's (the dead girl) role in the drug operations in 22 Jump Street?

In the movie 22 Jump Street, Jencko & Smidth go again as undercover cops at a college where a girl named Cynthia has died. Early on, they have a photo of Cynthia & the drug dealer. Later on ...
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1answer
132 views

Identify an (possibly) Indian film involving a forest fire and a huge croc

I saw this film in the early 90's but I am estimating that it was probably a bit older (80's or 70's). The setting was oriental, mostly likely Indian. (It was dubbed into my native language.) Things I ...
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1answer
483 views

Trainee hitman attempts to kill a woman as a test target but misses

There is a trainee hitman with a mentor who tries to teach him the profession. As a final test the trainee is asked to kill a randomly selected person, a young single woman working at the library. He ...
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2answers
101 views

Detective Movie Style

Which movie started the tradition of black-and-white movies with a first person narrative of a cool, suave private detective that investigates on behalf of a client. (generally wears a fedora and a ...
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353 views

Fat guy in electric wheelchair

I watched this movie couple years ago, I think it's from 2005 or newer. It should be a Hollywood movie, and it's set in the future. I remember, the people were lazy, hooked up on virtual reality and ...
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1answer
2k views

Was the ending to Limitless reshot?

I love the 2011 movie Limitless. In the last scene, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro talk about Bradley becoming president and how Bradley has made his intelligence permanent. Does anyone know ...
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1k views

80's/90's comedy with a student pretending to taste urine

I know this is very little to go on, but the scene stuck out in my mind. 80's or 90's American comedy. The scene takes place in a high school or college lab. A teacher wants to embarass a smart-...
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292 views

Is there a specific style or genre name for Jackie Chan's movies?

Aside from the obvious Action or Martial Arts, Jackie Chan's movies are filled with very angular fight scenes (i.e. Punch, Hesitation, Retraction, Counter, etc...). There is a deliberateness to it, ...
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1answer
211 views

I'm looking for a movie (futuristic from the '90s I think)

I remember the first scene from the movie. There was this blonde girl walking around with a "beast", some sort of animal she used as a horse. Both of them were wearing glasses or masks, because there ...
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1answer
170 views

Why couldn't the guardians leave the infinity stone with the collector?

I've done a little research regarding the collector, and he's supposedly one of the most powerful beings in the marvel comics universe. If that's the case, wouldn't the orb have been safe with him? ...
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253 views

How are the Gummi Bears related to each other

I recently rewatched Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The general opinion is that they are not related to each other. There is no father/mother/daughter/son scheme. Only Sunni and Cubbi are ...
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1answer
167 views

Actor who played deposition lawyer on The West Wing

Depositions seem to happen at least once per season on The West Wing, and the lawyer conducting the deposition is almost always the same character. This clip is an example. What's the name of the ...
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3answers
1k views

Man with painting that shows his evil/corruption, while he remains handsome

This movie is about a man who lets evil get the better of him. He goes and does bad stuff. He cheats on hes wife with other women and he has a painting of him self and every time he does bad stuff ...
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What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is ...
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1answer
349 views

Are the Men In Black movies an example of spiritual growth?

Are these movies an example of--or a type of playbook for--spiritual growth? The first movie forces J (Will Smith) to shed the reality of People; to let go of the world he knew. The second movie ...
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What is the nature of Professor Snape's Patronus and why does it appear in the Forest of Dean?

During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 the crew (now reduced to only Harry and Hermione) wander through the Forest of Dean when a Patronus in the shape of a doe leads Harry to the frozen ...
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2answers
2k views

How was Ben stung?

Ben was a Maze Runner who attacked Thomas after Ben was stung by a Griever. The boys seem shocked that Ben was stung "during the day." If he was stung IN the maze then what was he doing back all ready;...
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How did Gally get into the control room?

In Maze Runner, the group escaping the maze is able to open the accessway to the control room through 2 things -- holding the amputated leg/electronic "key" taken from the Griever and knowing the 8 ...
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1answer
183 views

Is it possible to predict the financial success of movies?

In response to Sony pulling The Interview (albeit temporarily), various writers wrote about how much money it was projected to make, had it been released according to schedule. Assuming that the ...
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118 views

Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after having sex with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the ...
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1answer
76 views

Measuring speed on the Surprise(?)

In Master and Commander when Lucky Jack is bearing down on the Acheron, I noticed one of the seaman - and going by the camera angles used we were meant to notice this - holding a rope which is ...
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1answer
100 views

About a mysterious T.V. series with Bruce Greenwood

There was a mysterious T.V.show with Bruce Greenwood ( I think this is his name) where he worked for some mysterious huge company that tries to control everything and tries to find and make 'disappear'...
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1answer
94 views

Is an in-universe explanation ever given for why presidential elections are staggered differently than in real life?

In real life, United States presidential elections are held every four years. The first was held in 1788 (roughly) and as such the elections of recent times have been held in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, ...
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251 views

What does the „Cosmetologist“ line mean?

In The Jerk (1979) there's a line like this: Navin: Really? A cosmetologist? It must be tough to handle the weightlessness. What does it mean?

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