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A superhero called Ratchet Man with a robot sidekick

What movie was it, in the 80s or 90s, where Ratchet Man and his trusty R-2 disarm a bomb, foil the bad guys, and save the day? R-2 was a robot, pretty sure in the movie he was named R-2. Ratchet Man ...
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343 views

Astronaut turns into a monster

When I was a child, I saw a movie that was about an astronaut who returned from a space mission with a virus or something in him that turned him into a monster at the end. In the movie, he is stopped ...
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48 views

Spinster plans to elope with a man who might be after her money

Spinster gets involved with a man her mother does not trust and she won't give her blessing to the marriage as she thinks he is only after her money. She tells him that, and suggests they should ...
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129 views

Female journalist hides a death row inmate

This movie was set somewhere in the 80s/90s and was about a newspaper/journalist woman who interviews a man who is going on death row except he is innocent. The execution was the electric chair and ...
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1k views

At what point does Batman eject out of the Bat?

We know Batman survived the nuclear blast at the end of The Dark Night Rises. I'm just curious as to how he achieved it. The bomb had a blast radius of 6km (correct me if I am wrong). Batman had ...
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117 views

Grabbing someone's wrist before they strike…?

I'm not usually one for Trope Identification, but after watching the The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies I'm dying to know if this is identified... Is there a name for the shot/sequence wherein the ...
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1answer
407 views

What happened between Red and Vee?

Spoilers for Orange is the New Black season two... In "It was the Change" (episode 12), the conflict between Red and Vee intensifies: Soon into the next episode, we learn more: This outcome ...
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3answers
823 views

What does Haissam Haqqani say in episode 10 of season 4?

Before plunging the knife into Fara Sherazi in Homeland S04E10, Haissam says something in Arabic/Urdu that sounds like "cum kere fish". What does he say and what does it mean?
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Why is The Punisher's “declaration of intent” missing from the German version?

There's a particular dialogue during the underrated (pun intended) Thomas Jane classic The Punisher where Frank Castle explains his intentions as spoken from the off (in a supposed farewell letter, I ...
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230 views

White boy and Peruvian boy attempt to solve a mystery in Cuzco, Peru

I am seeking the name of a movie from the late 80s, early 90s in which a white 10-12 year old boy from America became embroiled in a dangerous adventure in Peru. He was aided by a boy of same age ...
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115 views

Jack lying to the citizens of Halloween Town?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," when Jack is trying to explain Christmas to the citizens of Halloween Town, he ends up lying to them about "Sandy Claws" being a malevolent being. He does this to ...
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128 views

How can Jack deliver such toys to the children?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Jack wants to take over Christmas and bring a wonderful, joyous holiday to all the people of the "real world". He's been to Christmas town, and he's seen what ...
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1answer
637 views

Girl hangs herself from a building

I don't remember anything else about this movie other than a vivid memory of the following scene: A girl is standing on top of a building (most probably a university or some such), and she's dressed ...
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1answer
491 views

Babies choose their parents before coming to the earth

Babies choose their parents before coming to the earth (or they are being chosen by someone to come to the earth.). I think they could watch the lives of people on earth before choosing them as ...
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371 views

Possessed boy with supernatural powers

A long time ago I watched a TV series or movie where a kid is possessed and starts murdering people. The kid has supernatural powers to move things with his mind. For example he moves a scarf around a ...
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1answer
89 views

Why don't the live action Ninja Turtles movies stick with Splinter's back story from the animated series?

As a big fan of the animated series during my childhood, this really irked me about the movies. Now I'm grown up and my kids are watching the new 2012 animated series, of which I've seen a few, and ...
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847 views

How come the events of Terminator didn't change the future, but the events of Terminator 2 did?

The 1984 events in the original Terminator don't change the future - rather, the events are consistent with a single "version" of 2029, the 2029 seen in the film. This is evidenced by the fact that ...
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1answer
23 views

Was the music teacher part of the plan?

In the Hallmark Christmas movie "Mrs. Miracle," was the music teacher falling off the stage part of Emily Merkle's plan to get Reba and Seth together, or was it more coincidental? Reba's friend works ...
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215 views

Boy is electrocuted by a guitar and travels to the past

The movie plot is that a school boy gets electrocuted by his electric guitar and travels back in time. There is a scene in the movie where he uses his polaroid camera to click a picture and the people ...
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647 views

Why is the title of The Big Bang Theory not translated in Quebec?

In Quebec, the French speaking part of Canada, it is usual (and seems to be part of Bill 101 about the use of French Language in Quebec) to translate titles of movies and TV show into French. For ...
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1answer
183 views

A question about a line from Hook

When Peter (Robin Williams) is being driven home in a cab, he makes fun of the driver's name 'Neville', asking: Is that English? What does it mean?
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2answers
215 views

Why does the Winter Warlock lose his powers?

In the Rankin/Bass Christmas special "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town," why does Winter Warlock lose his powers? Half way through the film, Jessica asks the Warlock for help. He tells her that his ...
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2answers
3k views

Source code on Nedry's workstation: real programming language/s?

There is what seems to be source code depicted on Nedry's work station before he shuts down the gates, I wanted to know if this belongs to real programming language/s? A quick Google found an out-of-...
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1answer
75 views

War movie where the protagonist philosophizes about Nature

Many years ago I watched a movie staged on the Pacific War (or Vietnam War, I cannot remember) where there was a soldier protagonist who kept talking to himself the whole piece, with deep thoughts, ...
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1answer
164 views

Why does Thorin leave Bilbo when the key hole is not found?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the key hole is not found on the Lonely Mountain, why do Thorin and all the dwarfs get disappointed so quickly and leave Bilbo, while Bilbo remains positive?...
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2answers
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Is there a specific “convenient parking” trope?

Is there a name for the trope where the characters in a car always just so happen to get a spot exactly in front of whatever location they're driving to? It's certainly the norm in movies, and I'm ...
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1answer
738 views

Why Isabelle and Theo leave Matthew in the end?

In The Dreamers when Matthew tries to convince both Isabelle and Theo to not leave him, why don't they listen to him and joins the riot? Both characters are really hard to understand but their ...
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1answer
390 views

Movie with contest where hands are put in a hole with snakes

I think this movie was from the 1980s or 1990s. I would have seen it in the early-mid 1990s when I was a child. It was in English and was in colour. It was either an American or British film. The only ...
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1answer
143 views

Did Ava Lord really care about Dwight in the end?

In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, before Dwight kills Ava, she says she loves him and want to be with him - although she had a choice to kill him once and for all but still she didn't do it. Was she ...
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1answer
256 views

1980s movie villain with a cybernetic claw that sprays acid

I watched this cheesy movie on tv when I was a kid in the early 90's. It's probably from the 80's. I believe it was post-apocalyptic. People rode around in a desert in dune-buggy type vehicles. They ...
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1answer
125 views

What was the point of the empty container in the beginning of White Collar S06E04?

Introduction Yesterday, I watched the latest (as of right now) episode of White Collar (Season 6, Episode 4), and in the beginning we see Neal enter a warehouse of come sort and open a storage ...
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1answer
514 views

Understanding Mia's choice at the end

Towards the end of If I Stay Mia's grandfather says 'It will be okay if you leave'. Mia then decides to let go and die. However, given this, why does she stay in the end? Is it because of the news ...
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1answer
626 views

Movie about hidden dimensions and appearances being deceiving

This is a science fiction thriller that was probably made in the late 90s or early 2000s. The plot revolves around the protagonist becoming involved with a small group of experts, who specialize in ...
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2answers
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Was Moira Queen's knowledge about Arrow's identity foreshadowed earlier?

During the Arrow episode "Seeing Red" (S02E20) Moira Queen tells her son Oliver that she knows about him being Arrow, which came as quite a surprise to Ollie, but to me as well: Moira: Oliver, I ...
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1answer
143 views

How did Trip enter the alien city unaffected?

In Agents of Shield S02E10, Trip returned to the alien city without Fitz and Simmons and, more importantly, without the hazmat suit to disarm the bombs. How did he not get infected with whatever that ...
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1answer
148 views

Woman needs something opened, man crushes it to bits

OK, this will sound pretty vague but I can't remember that much about the actors, all I remember is the scene that goes something like this. I think it's some comedy movie but anyway the scene is a ...
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1answer
180 views

School basketball TV show (British, I think)

I'm searching for a TV series name, I guess the leading girl's called Holly and she started a basketball team called the Outlaws. In school they are rivals with a team called Ramz or Rams, I don't ...
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1answer
273 views

How are flyover sequences shot?

I have always wonder how they shoot the flyover sequences. Is it very difficult, is it costly? Me being an amateur filmmaker, can I shoot such a sequence? Example:
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117 views

Name of B western movie that starts with horse race

Looking for name of B western movie in color from "50-60 seen on TV. It starts out with a horse race in a town out west. A stranger rides in at the last minute, hands a couple of law books to an old ...
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2answers
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Are time lapse shots of growing plants done in a studio or at the particular places on earth?

I recently watched the Planet Earth TV series. There are some beautiful shots in the different episodes! And one shot (or one particular type of shot) I'm curious about how they done it. In the 8th ...
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1answer
2k views

Now that Sons of Anarchy is over… What was up with that homeless lady?

It's been bugging me for years. She seemed to be some kind of conscience character, and a friend surmised that she was likely a harbinger of death (notice the crows eating the bread she was holding ...
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2answers
309 views

Was the ending of Sons of Anarchy a twisted ending?

Having previously watched The Shield which was written by Kurt Sutter, I'm wondering if the ending of the Sons of Anarchy was a twisted or ironic ending like The Shield had. Kurt's writing is very ...
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1answer
244 views

Reverend dad looks for runaway prostitue daughter in big city; 'Sunday' in the title

This may have been a tv movie I saw somewhere on Tv a year or so ago, a father who I think is a small town Reverend played by a big actor, thought George C. Scott or Marlon Brando but no movie in ...
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5k views

Why didn't Elizabeth get cursed?

In Pirates of the Caribbean, whoever has the Aztec gold gets cursed. But Elizabeth had the gold coin with her which Bootstrap gave to his son Will before he was tied to a cannon and dropped to the ...
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2answers
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How did Jack Sparrow end up making a deal with Davy Jones?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest, the scene where Davy Jones comes aboard the Pearl and confronts Capt. Jack Sparrow, he mentions something about a deal, like Jack Sparrow being captain ...
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1answer
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Why is the ring of debris (accretion disk) surrounding Gargantua shaped the way it is?

Why does the depiction of the black hole Gargantua in Interstellar look the way it does? I understand why the ring is bright (due to the friction) but why does it loop around what seems to be two ...
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6answers
3k views

Why are zoom shots rarely used?

In all of the movies I have seen in my life, I have rarely seen zoom-in shots used. Most of the time, when the camera moves closer, it "pans" in. (The difference is that in a zoom-in shot, the camera ...
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496 views

Independent movie where a woman investigates her twin sister's death

There is a cheap movie that has a similar set up to Double Vision that I want to say was made in the 90's or early 00's. The first twin dies or is murdered and the twin sister pretends to be her to ...
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1answer
464 views

Why do sitcoms generally have A-B Story Structure?

Most sitcoms i've watched tend to follow a specific pattern in storytelling. There is a main story (A) involving the principle character(s) and a side story (B) which is interesting but generally ...
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710 views

What's the House MD episode where he hired a woman to fake dead to fool the team?

I remember a (supposedly dead) woman waking up and giving a high-five to House. Which episode was this from?

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