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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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Is Sunshine dead?

It isn't completely clear from the film "Harold and Maude" whether the actress called "Sunshine", the third computer-selected partner for Harold, really inflicted deadly injuries to herself with the ...
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What happens to the Narrator's baggage in the movie Fight Club?

In the Movie Fight Club, in the scene where the Narrator returns to his hometown airport after a business trip the baggage handlers had to turn his luggage over to the authorities. This is because his ...
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Why did Church believe Barney owed him?

In The Expendables 2 the team are sent in by Church because of the mess they made in Valena (he'd originally tried to hire the team to kill the General who ran the island). However after Barney and ...
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How far ahead is The Great British Bakeoff filmed?

There has been some controversy over the last week about about a Baked Alaska disaster where one of the contestants accidentally removed another's ice cream from the freezer. Following this he decided ...
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Meaning of the line “I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”

What does Sherlock mean exactly when he says "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath"? What is the meaning of this line ?
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Couple in brick house with no exits, symbols on floor [duplicate]

This is a movie that I watched in the 90s in a TV channel, I think I didn't watch to the end, I would like to know what happened in that movie I don't know if this movie was made in the 90s, so it ...
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Space Race covered by a reality show

This movie is a recent film about a space race to Mars between USA and Russia - its funded in part by a successful billionaire and partly by advertisements for a dumb reality TV show on Earth and ...
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What is syndication?

I was looking at broadcast schedules trying to figure out when a season of a show I like would enter syndication, and I realized that I wasn't really even sure what syndication was. So, what is ...
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Is there any evidence as to how eXistenZ really ended?

On the movie's ending, Wikipedia points out that the characters act more "natural," as if they are no longer influenced by the game, but on the other hand, similar to the scene in the Chinese ...
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How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?

Wikipedia defines Reality Television as: "Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously ...
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Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV-drama with a female African-American lead?

Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV show with an African-American female lead? I'm looking specifically for mainstream networks. To be explicit, BET is not that - talkshow and ...
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What was Ahmet locked up for?

The guy "Ahmet" in Midnight Express, who was an Oxford educated character (?), spoke good English and had a degree in philosophy was locked up underground in a Turkish jail, where they meet. Is it ...
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What does the term “Out of the Furnace” refer to?

The title of the movie Out of the Furnace first and foremost seems to be an allusion to the whole steel mill backdrop of the movie. But I have a strong feeling that is not all there is to it. The IMDb ...
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186 views

How can Michael use the body of Adam as a vessel when he was cremated in S04E19?

In Supernatural season 04 episode 19 Jump the shark the body of Adam Winchester was cremated by Dean and Sam at the end. But in the final of season 05 Swan song he has been shown coming out of the ...
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284 views

An American TV series about a group of young boys and girls

I watched this TV series in the late 80s or maybe the early 90s, it was subbed in Arabic and broadcasted on few middle eastern channels Definitely it was American and it was not animated, I believe ...
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317 views

Late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator?

Looking for a late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator. What I remember is; This aired on SBS in the early 2000s, and I remember it being fairly new looking at ...
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250 views

Comedy with a terrorist wearing disguises

Edit to fit "Identify-This-X Questions": Where you watched the movie or TV show? It was a movie, watched at home via TV. When you watched the movie or TV show? Not sure, like ~10 years ago. Any ...
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Can you give me a title of this sci-fi home security movie?

Many years ago (during 1995-2000) I saw this movie on HBO. The story goes like this, A man sets home security in his home for protection. The protection system is based on the AI (artificial ...
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Name of TV series where folks jumped from one magic gate to another on Island in Bermuda Triangle

When I was a child in the 70s (maybe 80s but I think 70s), I saw a sci-fi/fantasy tv series about a group (perhaps a family?) that was on an island in the Bermuda triangle. Each week, they'd go ...
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139 views

Joey wearing pants - is it realistic?

In "El Dorado", Joey McDonald, the daughter of Kevin McDonald, is wearing pants whenever she rides a horse. Was it socially acceptable for a girl to wear pants in the Wild West?
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Long post-apocalyptic movie about a plague with biblical themes

I saw a movie a while ago, probably 10 years or more that I can't remember the name or identify. The setting was post-apocalyptic, ravaged world. Things I remember vaguely: the world seemed ...
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What exactly happened to Virgil? [duplicate]

In the movie The Best Offer, it is shown at the end that Virgil has been conned and his whole collection has been stolen. He discovers this after coming home from the London auction; in the next scene ...
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224 views

Wife of a rich man haunted by an undertaker who looks like her dead mother

A woman married to a rich man is haunted by an undertaker [probably shown to be 2 undertakers (twins) later]; they look like her dead mother. The woman kills the undertaker with a cross-shaped knife ...
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Girl Becomes Captain of College Team Her Mother Captained

I have seen a movie 2-3 weeks ago and I do not know the title. I even forgot to check for the title. I do not know the name of any actor, but I remember the plot. So, the movie talks about a girl, ...
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Post apocalyptic movie with people living underground

I can not remember the movie title, but I am trying to find it for maybe 2 years. I am remembering only few scenes, could you please help me? The scenes are these, or so: It is a post apocalyptic ...
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Why is Kennedy's father “the architect of Munich”?

In the movie "Thirteen Days", it is referenced multiple times that the father of Kennedy was "the architect of Munich" and might damage the USA in a serious way if Kennedy Jr. does not allow an attack ...
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Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?

I recently saw the TV show Fargo, and the presence of Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton (both legitimately successful movie actors) made me wonder: Is doing the switch from movies to TV more ...
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265 views

Is there any further significance to Russell's tattoo?

Russell Baze, the main protagonist of Out of the Furnace, has a quite prominent tattoo on his neck, which on a closer look seem to be the numbers 15104 or something similar: While there might very ...
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527 views

Romance film, girl in love with character in boyfriend's book

I cannot remember the movie where a girl falls for another guy throughout the whole movie and it makes you feel really bad for her boyfriend (who is a writer) because he loves her so much yet the girl ...
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what is the difference between Erebor and Moria?

In the beginning of the first Hobbit movie it is said that Smaug attacked the kingdom of Erebor, but during the movie they frequently reference going into Moria which they call the home of the ...
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What do actors do when dialog is designed not to be heard?

I was watching the Silver Linings Playbook tonight and the final scene made me think of this question. During the beginning of the final scene, which takes place in Pat Solitano Sr.'s house, Bradley ...
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1answer
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Rusty Nail's location?

In the film Joy Ride, how do Lewis and Fuller know that Rusty Nail is even in the same area as they are? The guys play their prank on him, ask to him to swing by the motel, but does Rusty ever give ...
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2answers
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What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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871 views

A horror movie that turns out to be a prank

I've seen this horror movie one or two years ago. Recent american production. It starts with a group of friends starting some game show (same concept of the Hunger Games) somewhere in a huge closed ...
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Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

In Inglourious Basterds First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie ...
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What did the Cossack utter towards the two men in “The Duellists”?

There is a point in The Duellists where in Russia, they are about to duel each other with pistols. They are interrupted by a Cossack who spews some words at them. What did he say?
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Why didn't Maleficent grow her wings back?

We saw that Maleficent can turn a bird into human/dragon etc. She is so powerful that she can grow tree wall within seconds. She can curse a girl so strongly that she even can't break her own curse. ...
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265 views

horror movie about family of murderers

The movie is about a family of murderers who are running from the cops. there is a scene where they are in an old house, sleeping on naked dead bodies. the police then surround the house and i think ...
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What is the significance of the last scene in “A Most Wanted Man”?

At the end of A Most Wanted Man, Gunther And then the movie ends. Where did he drive, and what is the significance of that scene?
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What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?

The comic book Watchmen is universally regarded as one of the best examples of its medium. But even more than that, a large part of its point seems to have been to play with the medium of comics ...
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1answer
374 views

A movie about a man changing a destiny set in early 20 century in usa

A movie set in early 20 century (perhaps 1930) in USA, made well before 2000. I remember only few scenes and I want to watch it again. It was about a man traveling across USA helping people fulfill ...
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1answer
89 views

What kind of car is Sinbad driving?

During the opening credits of Houseguest, Sinbad is driving a very small car. What kind of car is it?
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1answer
169 views

Need help identifying made-for-tv movie

So I recall watching a movie in the early part of the century, around 2000-2003. I believe it was a tv movie, but I have no idea what it was called. The only parts I remember are there being a woman ...
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Why is Alan Moore's name not shown on the Watchmen credits?

I was recently re-watching the Watchmen movie, when on the opening credits I noticed that Alan Moore was not credited, but only Dave Gibbons, who was the artist. Why isn't Alan Moore's name (the ...
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Where does the “One of us! One of us!” chant originate?

I've seen the chant "One of us! One of us!" parodied in both South Park and Big Bang Theory. Where does it come from? Is "Gibble Gobble Gibble Gobble" (added by South Park) part of the original ...
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101 views

Fictional biography of a mentally ill actress

I watched this movie way back in 2004 or 2005 .Its like a fictional biography of a movie actress+comedy+tragedy. The plot goes like this. The movie is about an actress's life.It shows how she goes ...
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197 views

Variations of the same song

What is the name of the term used for when the soundtrack composer, creates a song and the other songs are variations of the same song. For example, in the movie Inception, The Last of the Mohicans, ...
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Lighting during a night scene

Many movies contain a scene that is portrayed as taking place during the night. Due to the low amount of light some tricks are applied. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much info on this. To me it seems ...
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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

Dumb and Dumber To is to be released later this year, 20 years after the original Dumb & Dumber. This motivates me to ask what is the longest gap between release date of a movie and its sequel. ...

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