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299 views

What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: Example of 2.35 format - Another example - And a last one Example of 1.85 format But seems to have been recorded in 1.85 ...
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1answer
161 views

Cop movie where a cop sets up his partner in the first scene

I remember that there is a setup early in the movie where it is supposed to be a drug bust but it is really a hit on one of the cops and they were going to frame (or did frame) the drug dealer. Then ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Why did Tommy Lee Jones play Harvey Dent in Batman Forever?

How is it that Tommy Lee Jones plays Two-Face in Batman Forever, when Dent is black in Batman?
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1answer
287 views

Classic film where 3 women live together and trick men out of money

I saw this movie on Turner Classic Movies years ago and I can't remember the name. It is an old movie from either the 1940'0r the 1950's. Three women are living in an apartment together. They don't ...
2
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1answer
66 views

“Betrayal”?! Woman in institution, witches

Does anyone know the title of this movie: a young woman gets kidnapped/put in an institution where a nurse tells her "Now undress behind the screen!". There is also a witch theme and at the end of the ...
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2answers
246 views

A question about a line in Good Morning, Vietnam

In Good Morning, Vietnam there's a line that goes like "It's gonna be hot and wet, that's nice if you're with a lady, ain't no good if you're in the jungle.' I understand the first part of the line, ...
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1answer
1k views

Horror movie about a mask that turned people into demons

When I was a kid, I was subjected to a horror movie that I was probably too young to watch and it scared the pants off me. I remember the plot quite vividly. A cinema screening was showing a ...
3
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1answer
604 views

Movie with soldiers, a robot and a monster in the jungle

This is an English movie which I watched about 8 years ago. This film is similar to "Predator". In it, some soldiers are sent to a jungle. They carry a radar, on which they see two extraordinary ...
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1answer
244 views

Cartoon\movie where a character (possibly a villain) always says “Behold”

Trying to identify cartoon\movie (maybe Disney) by the character always saying "Behold", possibly a villain? I can't quite see it in my head, but I remember whoever it was declaring "Behold", only ...
8
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2answers
947 views

How did the machine work before this realisation?

Perhaps this would fit the History SE or another, but I'm asking here because I don't know how historically accurate the film is. In the film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing's team has created a ...
2
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1answer
784 views

TV Movie about a Nazi who pretends to be Jewish, ends up an Israeli general

This movie is from the 1980s. In it, there is a Nazi concentration camp commandent who shaves his head, tattooes himself, and pretends to be a Jewish prisoners as the Allied Forces liberate the camp. ...
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1answer
248 views

Movie about a dying boy who creates a fantasy world

I remember watching a movie a few years back about this young boy who was dying. His family consisted of himself, a little sister and a mum and dad. I also remember that the boy wrote stories. I ...
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1answer
300 views

When and where did Elizabeth Swann learn to swordfight?

In the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Elizabeth gets a lot more sword fighting action. (As I recall, she didn't actually get to sword fight in the first one, and Keira Knightley asked for more ...
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0answers
264 views

Are the stunts staged or spontaneous?

Through the years of watching Jack-Ass, I've always wondered about some of the stunts they do. A few come to mind When one of the guys goes into a hardware store to...use one of their display ...
3
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1answer
161 views

Who was Nina Myers working for?

In season 3, Nina Myers is working to acquire the same virus which Jack is trying to acquire. She's working to acquire it for someone else. Is it ever revealed who she was working for?
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2answers
293 views

When did “Previously On …” become the first 2:30 of every show?

I've been rewatching seasons of 24 and Fringe lately, and I've noticed something really annoying, especially in 24: the first 2:30 of every episode is dedicated to reviewing what has previously ...
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1answer
1k views

Man tries to kill a group of people with complex traps

I don't know the name of this horror movie around 2000-2010. English movie. It's a group of people in a place There is a man in a wheelchair, a blonde woman (called Sarah), a black man (called Cole),...
4
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1answer
194 views

Do electronics devices get aged?

Why is ageing effect limited to only living organisms in Interstellar? Would electronics gadgets too get aged? I mean performance must get worse over the course of time. I think TARS and other ...
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11answers
38k views

What does Beth mean when she says: “I get it now.”

In The Walking Dead, at the end of the episode Coda, Beth says to Dawn: "I get it now.". What does she mean? How is it related to their earlier conversation?
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1answer
229 views

Cop show with a finale based on the North Hollywood shootout?

I watched a Police drama in the 90's and I can't remember the name of it. I think it only had 1 season. It probably had about 20 episodes and the finale was very memorable. It was based on the ...
0
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1answer
584 views

Boy in bed with his girlfriend, then his angry father appears

I remember this scene from the film: A young boy and his girlfriend are lying in his bed and the boy is telling the girl about his past. He says that he took drugs. The girl says rising back from ...
3
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1answer
59 views

Significance and implication of Mahout's death

After the Calcutta violence scene in Hey Ram, Saket Ram saw the mahout (elephant's caretaker) dead and that the elephant could not move. I think it was chained. Does this imply anything? Why did the ...
4
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2answers
556 views

Why did Moss rent the motel room?

Can anyone explain the actions of Moss (Josh Brolin) when he's running from Chigurh (Javier Bardem)? He rents a room, hides the money in an air duct, rents an adjoining room, and then goes out to buy ...
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2answers
7k views

What is the meaning of the emphasis on Mr Darcy's hands?

In Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice (2005), Mr Darcy's (Matthew Macfadyen) hand is shown in close up several times, such as when he helps Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) into the carriage, after he sees ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Black and white movie where wolves are attacked by eagles

This film features a couple in a sleigh being chased through snow and forest by wolves. They are rescued by Laplanders riding reindeer. The Laplanders also have trained eagles that attack the wolves.
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1answer
601 views

Movie about a time-traveling guy from the middle ages

This movie is about a guy who brings back some people from the middle age (might be his direct ancestors). This middle age people are a leader (a lord maybe), and his companion (slave). This lord ...
3
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1answer
305 views

Severely burned man has plastic surgery to get his revenge

This movie is about two doctors searching for a way to change the human face quickly and easily with a new type of plastic surgery. However, near the end of their research they are attacked by ...
14
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2answers
3k views

In the Star Wars franchise what causes the Sith to always have red light sabres?

I understand visually that this is a great way to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys, but what in the vast Star Wars lore causes the Sith to almost exclusively use red light sabres? I am ...
6
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1answer
297 views

Are there additional laws and regulations attached to NC-17 movies?

The last time I saw an NC-17 film in theaters (Shame, 2011), an usher had to walk through the theater every once and awhile with a flashlight of sorts, which I assumed was to ensure no 17-and-unders ...
5
votes
1answer
335 views

Are there any rules for what sort of content premium channels can show?

Regulating TV content via rating is obviously different than that of movies, in which there are straight-forward ratings and rules for seeing/buying films. Cable channels follow rules that vary at ...
3
votes
1answer
370 views

Car chase movie where hero tries to get to pregnant wife

The movie is about this guy (wrongly accused of something) trying to run away from the cops to meet his girlfriend/wife, who, if I remember correctly is pregnant. Here are the bits I remember from the ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Is Jax the highest member of all the SOA charters?

It seems that when interacting other charter members, even presidents, Jax is given a type of respect meant for a superior. Several times he has given orders to other charters or easily convinced them ...
3
votes
1answer
321 views

A movie where everybody act like they don't know the main character

A man wakes up in the middle of nowhere, after a party, with his college from the night before, he got back to his house by bus. When he got back, nobody recognizes him. It was like he never existed, ...
3
votes
1answer
301 views

Will Daredevil be serialized or dump released?

Daredevil is going to be released on VOD, specifically Netflix which typically sticks to a model of releasing all episodes simultaneously, like a box set, to encourage its connection with 'Binge ...
8
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3answers
462 views

Why are box office numbers made public?

Why are all 'box office sales' made public? Is it a customary thing? A marketing ploy? Do they have a similar thing for TV (beyond ratings)? I only see profits for video games listed for publicly ...
6
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4answers
7k views

Why is Cooper Station orbiting Saturn? [closed]

Spoilers ahead The last 20 minutes of Interstellar are as confusing as confusion gets. I would like to state my interpretation and put the question then. My Understanding: Based on a blog post I ...
4
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2answers
548 views

Is Toothless male or female?

In the movie How to Train your Dragon, the sex of the Night Fury Toothless is never mentioned (or I must have missed if it is). In either case, is Toothless a male or a female, and why?
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vote
1answer
250 views

Serial killer murders newlyweds and steals their engagement rings

I watched a movie years ago where the basic plot was that a serial killer went around killing recently married couples and would take their engagement rings as a calling card. I believe one scene took ...
2
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1answer
195 views

A scene with a video message of a mother dying of cancer

The event revolves around a woman who is haunted by the guilt that she was not by her mother's side when she died. She adored her mother but when she found out that she was dying of a disease (...
3
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1answer
530 views

Movie about a murderous aunt and uncle

This was an American movie from the late 1990s. It was about a girl (around 15) and a boy (around 10). Their parents had died in a car accident so they moved in with their uncle and aunt. They later ...
2
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1answer
222 views

Is there any difference between a DoP and a Cinematographer? If so, What?

Recently I was watching a short film titled "Black Hole". In the credits following I came across one "Purva Desai" being credited under D.O.P (i.e. Director of Photography), only to be followed by two ...
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1answer
55 views

Movie about The Sandman

Is there a film based on the comic book series Sandman, by Neil Gaiman? It could be either a feature film or a short film.
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2answers
383 views

How was the effect of Alderaan blowing up accomplished?

A special effect sequence in the original Star Wars (1977) shows the planet Alderaan being blown up by the Death Star (frame shown below). Considering that this was the pre-digital era, I thought the ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

German animation about hedgehogs crossing the street and flying cars?

I am looking for a German animation about hedgehogs crossing the street and the people finding solutions to the problem it caused, iirc one proposed solution was to make a tunnel below the street ...
0
votes
1answer
795 views

Movie about an inherited toy store or toy shop?

I don't remember much about this movie. It was a Christmas movie and there was a toy store or a toy shop and a relative passed away and the son or daughter had to take it over and kept it open.
4
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1answer
807 views

Why did Snow not destroy the Victors' Village in District 12?

When Katniss Everdeen visits what is left of District 12, we see loads of dead bodies (well, what's left of them) and the destruction of the entire place. We then see that Victors' Village is pretty ...
2
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1answer
584 views

Mission to Mars beginning meaning

Some months ago I watched Mission to Mars and in the first part of the movie you see that the astronauts are killed by a large vortex generated from the humanoid base. In the end you'll see that the ...
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0answers
56 views

Derek's safety in the hill scene

In Peter Jackson's 1987 film, Bad Taste, one of the main characters, Derek, is fighting with aliens on the side of a rather steep hill. I have to wonder what kind of safety precautions the actors took ...
2
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1answer
670 views

Reason for the murder of O-ren Ishii's parents

The anime depicting the origin of O-ren Ishii was one of the most tragic and beautiful scenes in Kill Bill. But do we know why her parents were murdered by a Yakuza boss? It didn't make sense to me ...
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1answer
255 views

Stranger washes ashore onto remote island, tells couple civilization is ending

This was a movie around 2003-2013 or so. The plot was that this couple on a remote island encounters a man who washes ashore claiming that civilization is ending. The drama is that the couple isn't ...

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