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What is the movie where planes fall from the sky?

There is a film made in 2012/13 and in the trailer the guy is on a phone and planes start falling from the sky and cars stop working, then mobiles; it's like everything in the world stops working.
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What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

Admiral Kirk arrives aboard the Enterprise for an inspection of the training crew. While inspecting the crew as they stand in line. He comes to Scotty and says the following. From The Script ...
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What was the language Bazil and the others were occasionally speaking?

In the movie Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) while Bazil is scavenging for scrap (right before coming across the two weapon companies) he is talking in some strange language which I couldn't bring in ...
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Who is the copycat in the Hannibal series?

I have just finished the pilot of Hannibal. My question is: Is Hannibal the copycat? Did he call the killer of empathy or what? Was the killer a cannibal too, given that he returned the victim because ...
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535 views

Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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84 views

Islanders stuck in the 18th c. and ruled by a mysterious 'Q'

TV show form the late 70s or early 80s. 20th century castaways are stranded on an Island. The natives are dressed in 18th c. Fashion (I remember cocked hats quite distinctly) and enslaved (or perhaps ...
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1answer
306 views

Under 20 dollar computer

The movie is about a non-technical guy being challenged to make a very cheap computer (if I remember correctly under 20 dollars). Finally he makes the computer, that has a holographic display, no ...
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1answer
2k views

Why did Clark and Lex fall out?

In Smallville Lex Luthor and Clark Kent begin as friends, I watched most of the series a few years ago and watched the friendship dissolve into distrust but I could never understand why. My ...
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Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
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339 views

Man meets “alien” twins (brother & sister) at abandoned house during a carnival/Halloween

I think this may be an episode of "First Wave" - on the other hand, I also think it's not... that it's from another show and they were just aired around the same time here in Norway/Europe (which ...
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1answer
314 views

Astronauts on a red planet with a pyramid/statue

I'm trying to find an old sci fi movie. All I remember is that a few astronauts have a station on this red planet (I think they have plants inside) and there's a big pyramid or some kind of statue on ...
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228 views

French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
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2answers
188 views

What was the first movie or TV show to employ a “crime computer” to move the plot along?

This particular plot device is now commonplace in today's movies and TV shows. For example, we have a character like Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, who has access to all kinds of government ...
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559 views

1990s teen action TV non-animated series: kid jumps into TV to become superhero

I've been thinking about this show I used to watch when I was a kid, but I can't remember the name. It's about some kid and his friends. He spends most of his time in his parents' basement. There's a ...
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507 views

Why was it such a big deal to Dr. Xavier that Magneto not kill Sebastian Shaw?

Shaw was a terrible person with incredible powers who had done a lot of bad things. Why was it so bad that Magneto wanted to kill him, even out of revenge? Why did that issue have to be such a ...
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4answers
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How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitress salary?

In The Big Bang Theory, How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitresses' salary? She doesn't seem poor and lives off with free food and WiFi, right?
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Who are the three people who could match Jaime Lannister?

In Season 2, Episode 8, Jaime says that there are only three men in Westeros who stood a chance of beating him in a fair fight. Who is this referring to?
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431 views

Ending scene sneak peek question regarding the crash

In the ending to Fast and Furious 6, Han's car is crashed into and lit on fire by a character played by Jason Statham. While walking away, he makes a call to Dominic from the Fast and Furious ...
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2answers
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How did they shoot the animal scenes in Life of Pi?

Is the tiger, hyena, zebra etc animated? They look quite real. Are they trained animals?
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2k views

Last scene in Django Unchained where Django & Shultz are practicing in the snow?

During the last scene of Django Unchained, when Django and Broomhilda are on their horses, after Django has destroyed everything, we suddenly see a scene where Django and Dr. Schultz are somewhere in ...
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1answer
424 views

What is the significance of the water in Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring?

I am a die hard fan of Ingmar Bergman's Films. I have just read a review on The Virgin Spring, quite charming and was simply pleased and delighted to read it. I have a question on a particular scene ...
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1answer
653 views

“In the next episode…” plot points don't appear in the next episode?

At the end of each episode of Arrested Development, there is always a segment which is introduced by the narrator as "in the next episode of Arrested Development...", however the scenes shown during ...
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3answers
155 views

How do the 'frozen goods' survive the banana stand fire?

In the season two episode "Spring Breakout" it is discovered that there were 250ccs of "frozen goods" stored in the freezer at the Blueth banana stand dating back to before the timeline of the TV ...
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1answer
426 views

Old mech-like anime series belonging to my childhood

I've been looking and asking everyone and everywhere but I still can't find it, let me give you some details: Must be 90's or 80's, I saw it in the early 2000's in Italy, a country where movies and ...
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3answers
1k views

Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog? Why not before?

Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring? Why not before? Could he have used that kind of firepower earlier to the ...
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1answer
696 views

Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

He says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him.
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366 views

Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
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1k views

Does anyone know of a movie similar to Meet Joe Black? [duplicate]

I have searched online and found little or no joy with the recommendations of similar movies to the plot/storyline of Meet Joe Black. I love the concept of Meet Joe Black, 'Death' coming to live among ...
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1answer
223 views

Russian pilot ejects over US, lives in some kind of bunker, befriends kids

As it says on the tin. Looking for, I believe, late 1980s, early 1990s movie about a Russian pilot who ejects over the US. He lives and hides out in some kind of concrete bunker, possibly some kind ...
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1answer
381 views

Identify comedian's TV special in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment

Please identify the comedian I saw on HBO or Showtime in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment. He was supposed to be home writing for work and kept ...
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Why is it called John Dies at the End?

The 2012 adaptation of David Wong's "John Dies at the End" ends without John dying at the end at all. While the core of the film espouses the belief that time is not linear, the word "end" suggests ...
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2answers
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Why was Jeyne Westerling replaced by Talisa Maegyr in the TV Series?

"Clash Of Kings" has whereas nothing as such is seen in Game of Thrones with the inclusion of Lady Talisa. What are the reasons for such a change?
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630 views

What is this trail of 'pixie dust' left when the Enterprise warps out?

I noticed that in Star Trek: Into Darkness when the Enterprise warps out it leaves a trail of what I can only describe as pixie dust. Previously the Enterprise left only a visual after image which ...
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1answer
3k views

Why exactly did Summer break up with Tom?

In '500 Days of Summer', we see that Tom & Summer are having good time together, until one day they go to see the movie, 'The Graduate'. During the movie we see that Summer cries profusely. After ...
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1answer
151 views

Help identify funny Alfred Hitchcock homage

I saw this short film on American television some time in the late '70s or early '80s. It pretended to be a low-budget homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with scenes and techniques based on Hitchcock's, ...
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1answer
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Is Maeby adopted?

In season one episode 12 - "Martha Complex" - Tobias mentions that he and Lindsay were unable to conceive, yet they have a daughter - Maeby. Since Tobias and Lindsay were apparently unable to ...
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What movie has a man drowning a little girl in a nightgown in a river?

I am trying to identify a movie clip I saw as a child. I literally know nothing else about the film. It was made BEFORE 2000 and what I recall a man drowns a little girl in a river by submerging her ...
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656 views

Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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168 views

Little Boy Playing In His Room, Firetruck

First let me apologize for the lack of detail on this, but I was probably around 6 years old when I saw this movie. All I can remember is that the movie started out with a little boy around 6 or 7 ...
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1answer
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How come the Precogs can't prevision the murder of Agent Danny Witwer in the film Minority report?

I just watched the film Minority Report and I didn't understand one thing. Through out the film, the Precogs prevision any murder that is going to be happened in the city. But in the film I saw ...
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1answer
199 views

Why did Werner Herzog play Zec?

While watching Jack Reacher I realized that Werner Herzog was playing the role of Zec. But why would such a famous arthouse director (whom I remember of not being particularly fond of mainstream ...
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1answer
195 views

Why are cartoons inconsistent with airing times? E.g. Show is on Saturdays,but often skip a week?

I'm trying to find out the reason why cartoons are not consistent with their airing times. E.g. I've gotten used to TMNT on a specific day, but then they started to skip a week, sometimes more - all ...
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2answers
288 views

Why doesn’t Shosanna try to kill Fredrick?

When Shosanna (as Emmanuelle) shot Fredrick down, she takes a quick look at the screen where she can see a scene with Fredrick (the actor). When she looks back at Fredrick, she recognizes that he ...
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1answer
757 views

How was Utivich captured?

From Wikipedia: At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders ...
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2answers
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Was Jackie Chan In Big Trouble In Little China?

I was watching Big Trouble In Little China (1986) again today and during the fight scene in the beginning of the movie. I noticed this guy who [to me] looks exactly like Jackie Chan. I looked through ...
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5answers
4k views

Why the name change from Hewitt to Sawyer?

I just watched the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) and I don't understand where the name Sawyer came in. In the original as well as the version with Jessica Beil, the name was Hewitt. "Footage ...
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1answer
65 views

Which episode of The Hitchhiker?

When I was about 8 or 9 I was flicking through TV channels. A TV show came on where a guy hitched a lift at night in a truck driven by a woman. She started telling him a story about a man who jumped ...
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77 views

Who is the person checking into rehab as Lindsay?

In S3E12 of Arrested Development ("Exit Strategy"), Lindsay and Lucille tell Michael they're checking into rehab, while they actually go to a spa instead. In their place, they send two other people to ...
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368 views

Why did “The Narwhal” smuggle lemurs?

In the final episode of season 1 (EP24 "Heroine") of the tv series Elementary, Holmes finds a coded message on a murdered thug that read; BN23MACEDONIANSUN Following the message they find a ...

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