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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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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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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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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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369 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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649 views

How was the electromagnet scene filmed?

In the first episode of season 5 of Breaking Bad, a large electromagnet is rigged up in a truck, and placed next to a building. The camera shows the contents of the building flying across the room ...
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Is The Warriors an accurate depiction of gang relations in 1970s New York City?

From the numerous gangs with their specific outfits and mannerisms, to the way they interacted and the meetings were arranged, was The Warriors an accurate depiction of 1970s gang relations in New ...
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Does Princess Leia ever learn that Darth Vader is her father?

Luke learns that he is Vader's son privately and finds out Leia is his sister in a separate revelation. Are these 2 points ever revealed to Leia, and what is her reaction to learning that the person ...
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Dawson's Creek - Pacey bar fight

What season and episode of Dawson's Creek was it where Pacey locks up the restaurant and a group of guys surround an jump him? It has to do with him sleeping with the wife of one the men.
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Is there a particular reason for the current rise in movies about Abraham Lincoln?

In the last two years there have seemed to be an unusual amount of movies about Abraham Lincoln: Killing Lincoln (2013) Lincoln (2012) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Abraham Lincoln vs ...
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Why these credits for Star Trek Into Darkness?

I noticed during the credit sequence at the end of Star Trek Into Darkness that Chris Hemsworth and Jennifer Morrison were credited as Kirk's parents (whom they portrayed in the previous film). I ...
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Why are twins often cast for young roles?

I've seen it many times. Very young identical twins cast for the same role. Off the top of my head: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Full House. Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse in Big ...
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995 views

Does Tony Stark really have PTSD or just a fear of things to come?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark seems to display what can be assumed as PTSD due to his dealings with the chitauri and the events surrounding New York that took place during The Avengers However, is this ...
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Is this character really a bad guy?

I've watched STID recently and couldn't help but notice that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is not really that bad as they make it seem. Sure in another dimension he was one of Kirk's greatest ...
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261 views

What comes first, the music or the take?

Good music in a movie is not only good music but also music that is in sync with what happens on the screen. I can imagine it's not a trivial job to achieve this. So it made me wonder what generally ...
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168 views

Why not sell the stuff instead of throwing away?

In the Television series, How I met your mother, Season 8, Episode 23 - Something Old, why are Lily and Marshall throughing all the stuff they are unable to take in the bermudda triangle and not ...
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2k views

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandoned King's Landing in the middle of the battle?

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandon King's Landing in the middle of the siege from Stannis during Game of Thrones S02E09? If behaviour of Joffrey is reason behind his action then he should ...
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1answer
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Is the wife's murder in Fargo a deleted scene?

In the movie Fargo two killers kidnap the wife of a car salesman in a deal that all goes wrong. While one of the killers is away at Twin Cities picking up the ransom, his partner stays at the cottage ...
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371 views

What is the significance of the flashing lights?

In ID4 (Independence Day), there are 3 helicopters sent up to greet the alien craft. One of the copters is fitted with a set of light panels that flash the lights in a specific pattern/sequence. What ...
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Main character is mistakenly sent to an invisible prison

I saw this science-fiction movie in the early nineties, perhaps the late nineties. I remember the following highlights: The main character is sent, mistakenly, to an invisible prison. The prison ...
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Prometheus: Is it really connected to Aliens and later movies [duplicate]

Okay, here is a theory I have and it is all based on one quote from Ridley Scott who said that his favorite alien based movie he didn't direct was AvP (PWS Anderson). From there on I remembered some ...
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1answer
165 views

What was at Utopia?

In the episode of Doctor Who "Utopia" there's a message broadcast from it. The last thing we see is the rocket leaving and the Doctor running off back to Earth. but what happened to them once they ...
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2answers
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Of the movies 'Volcano' and 'Dante's Peak', which is more scientifically accurate?

In 1997, two volcano movies were released with big-name actors, Volcano and Dante's Peak. Both movies were fun to watch, but I'm curious, of the two gems of moviemaking, which were more ...
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Why does Brody's wife call him by his surname?

I don't think I've ever heard Brody's wife call him "Nicholas" throughout the first two seasons of Homeland. Why does she always call him by his surname?
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67 views

At the beginning of the movie, why did little William and Duke Hammond assume that Snow White was dead?

They really wrote her off rather thoughtlessly, no? Why not work hard to figure out for sure that she's dead?
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1answer
209 views

24 - Trying to remember a specific character that Jack Bauer tortured

Really hope someone can help with this as it's bugging me to death. In one specific episode (no idea which season, sorry), either a captured enemy or a person of interest who I think was an arms ...
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1answer
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Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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Why are the LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. workers Australian?

Call me ignorant to history but after another viewing of Django, it made me question how and why, did these Australians get mixed up in pre-civil war era America? Just going by the geography itself, ...
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611 views

Was the Janitor real?

I read somewhere that the character of the Janitor was originally only going to be a character in JD's daydream and that for the first season he didn't interact with anyone else? Is this true? If so ...
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1answer
72 views

How did Ravenna's mom end up with such insane powers?

In Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Who was Ravenna's mom and why did her mom die? With all that power, seems like she should have been in better shape.
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2k views

What happened to Agent K to make him so grumpy and emotionless?

After seeing Men in Black III, I still don't understand why K became such a cranky, stoical figure. It is a question even Agent J was puzzled about!
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How could Princess Leia remember her “real mother” a “little bit,” when Padmé Amidala died in childbirth?

In the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker asks Leia what she remembers of her real mother. She tells that she only remembers a little bit about her ,as a kind ...
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1answer
269 views

In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?

Mystic River is set in a Boston community which is rocked by the fatal shooting of a young woman. Everyone begins to suspect Dave, who was seen with the victim before the murder and then came home ...
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Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
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1answer
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Why does Dr. Cox from Scrubs hate Hugh Jackman?

I distinctly remember at least 2 episodes of Scrubs where Dr. Cox insults Hugh Jackman (implied that Hugh is a bad actor) and does anyone know the reason why? I haven't been able to find a clear ...
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Why was S.H.I.E.L.D. noticeably missing from Iron Man 3?

I thought Iron Man 3 felt a little odd without any presence from S.H.I.E.L.D. (Director Nick Fury and company). The US President is kidnapped and they're not concerned? So why didn't they appear?
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Did James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson really find out the source of the river Nile in BBC TopGear?

Did they? In season 19, the African Special, they go on to find the true source of the river Nile theorizing that Lake Victoria isn't the actual source as experts suggest but even farther east ...
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Why doesn't the restaurant resemble an actual Cheesecake Factory?

Since the early days of the Big Bang Theory, Penny's character (and later Bernadette for a time) has worked at The Cheesecake Factory. Clearly, this chain of restaurants has some sort of advertising ...
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Where does Skyfall take place in the Bond timeline?

The first two movies of the rebooted Bond-franchise were at the start of Bond's career (when he was likely in his late twenties/thirties), but when does Skyfall take place in relation to other things ...
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2k views

Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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1answer
475 views

Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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1answer
261 views

The Simpsons - Episode Identification

What was that episode where we hear Bart's thoughts as a man about Homer in voice over while the camera starts taking a close up of Bart as a kid, just before the voice is interrupted by Homer, asking ...
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1answer
376 views

Why didn't Michael Scott appear in the Q&A panel in the Finale episode of The Office?

In the Finale episode of The Office, the Scranton Cultural Center hosts a public Q&A panel of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Most of the regular characters return for this after several months, ...
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1answer
3k views

What does the “keleven” digit look like?

In the Finale episode of The Office, we learn that one reason Kevin was fired, was for using his made-up number "kelevin" to correct accounting errors. His replacement is seen asking Oscar about this ...
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1answer
98 views

Recent precog apocalypse movie

Trying to remember the name of a recent sci-fi/disaster movie, probably from the last 5-6 years (watched it on DVD). If featured an apocalypse where someone who knew it was coming had written down a ...
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3answers
699 views

Was the Silence Prophecy fulfilled in The Name of the Doctor?

On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be ...
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345 views

What is the history of Aragorn?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring why was Aragorn an exile at the beginning? Did a certain event cause him to become an exile?
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1answer
129 views

Why doesn't Sam use his ability to move things to open the door?

In "Ghost," we see that Sam has learned how to manipulate objects in the physical world. But near the end, when Oda Mae comes to Molly's apartment to run from Carl, we see her begging Molly to unlock ...
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3answers
525 views

Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...

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