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Unjustified Ending of The Proposition

The ending of 2005 Australian movie The Proposition left me unsatisfied. Arthur Burns takes revenge from Captain Stanley for the death of his brother but doesn't do anything to Eden Fletcher who was ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?

There is a scene in Django Unchained in which Candie (Leo DiCaprio) demands that Schultz shake his hand. Did Candie really want just a handshake or did he have something more sinister in mind?
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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6answers
9k views

Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones?

Through Netflix & Amazon streaming, I have recently "discovered" a bunch of really good British sitcoms that I never knew existed. Although I think some of these comedies are as good or better ...
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3answers
379 views

Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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1answer
704 views

What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

What object is Harry holding in this scene from Prisoner of Azkaban the film? This is the scene where the Fat Lady disappears after Sirius Black tries to break into Gryffindor Tower and gouges her ...
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1answer
7k views

How does Professor X actually get paralysed?

Recently I have watched a variety of X-Men movies, including X-Men Wolverine and X-Men First Class. In X-Men First Class, the story at the end of the movie indicates; Charles Xavier loses his ability ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there any proof that Frank Hopkin's race in Arabia was a true story?

In Hidalgo, director Joe Johnson demanded that it was based on true story. However when I tried to look into the life of Frank Hopkins, I found his life is full of mystries and the whole story of his ...
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3answers
686 views

What if there was no storm?

Relating to this question: Explain the exploding pipe in The Shawshank Redemption. In that scene Andy is timing his strikes on the sewage line to the match the lightning strikes (shouldn't it be the ...
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3answers
6k views

How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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1answer
308 views

Did the Mother break the Leg Lamp?

In the movie A Christmas Story, the Mother (name unspecified) is suspect in the breaking of the Leg Lamp, because she never liked it. She seems believable when she says it was an accident and she ...
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3answers
912 views

In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?

Argo has a scene where the fake film crew joins an official from the Iranian government's department of culture and art (or something like that). When the official is introduced to the director, the ...
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1answer
435 views

What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...
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1answer
298 views

Is it really Steve McQueen's car?

In the movie Tower Heist, it was said a specific car belonging to Arthur Shaw is Steve McQueen's car. Now herein lies my doubt. Is it really his car? Can anybody provide any reference?!
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3answers
11k views

Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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1answer
2k views

Have they really escaped from Alcatraz?

In Escape from Alcatraz, nobody had ever escaped from Alcatraz prison, and Frank with two friends tried to escape. However, at the end of the film, we never know if they survived or if they drowned in ...
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1answer
152 views

Who's the dead girl at the end of Catch-22?

Towards the end of Catch-22, we see Yossarian confront his friend Aarfy in a room where the latter confesses to raping and murdering a girl by throwing her out of the window. Who is the dead girl? ...
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12k views

How does Gibbs get his boats out of his basement?

In most episodes, Gibbs in seen working on his boats in the basement. He gets a couple of them done, but it doesn't show how he gets them out of the basement. Anybody know how he gets them out?
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3k views

Where do angels go upon death?

In the television series Supernatural it is said that upon death, demons go back to hell and vampires and other creatures go to purgatory. Where do angels go when they die?
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324 views

Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, Why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...
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1answer
161 views

Sense and purpose of anti-demon possesion symbol?

In the television series, Supernatural, throughout the series it is shown that Sam and Dean have a symbol at their chest to protect themselves from possession by deamons. But in S08E02, it is shown ...
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1answer
822 views

Why were sam and lilith going to have sex?

In the television series, Supernatural, S04E18, Why were Sam and Lilith going to have sex at the first place at all? If Sam was going to have a contract with Lilith, then that would require just a ...
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2answers
3k views

When does Sam lose his psychic powers?

In the television series Supernatural, at what point of time and during which season did Sam lose his powers? EDIT: I mean to ask whether it was around the time Sam was brought back from hell without ...
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2answers
88 views

Sense of the “Vessel has to say 'yes'” system?

In the television series, Supernatural Season 5, throughout the series we see that Michael and a few angels torture Sam and Dean to say "yes" to give their bodies up. My question is, What is the ...
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1answer
543 views

Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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1answer
204 views

Why didn't Marshall and Lily receive the check?

In the television series, How I Met Your Mother, S08E11, Lily and Marshall go to the storage room of the shop of an old friend. It looks weird to them and freak out. Their friend brings up a check ...
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1answer
416 views

Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
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597 views

Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door in DDLJ?

Off-late, many people on Facebook have been sharing this particular still from DDLJ. It seems funny or logical? Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door? Does director want to show LOVE IS ...
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1answer
452 views

Why is it always raining in Total Recall?

Whenever the colony is shown, we see it is raining there. What is the reason for that? I believe there must be a reason behind shooting the scenes in rain?
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1answer
317 views

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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2answers
611 views

Identify movie: [comically] breaking stuff around the house with his penis

There is this scene, where a guy, walking around naked in the house, but his private parts cleverly hidden behind household objects, breaks stuff around in a way that implies an extremely long an ...
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4answers
170k views

What does “Zero Dark Thirty” mean?

I'm looking forwards to Zero Dark Thirty, and curious to know where the title comes from. Does anyone know?
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1answer
584 views

Which was first TV show with animation?

Which was first TV show with animation in USA? No real characters. All characters should be animated.
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592 views

Which was the first animated movie in hollywood?

Which was the first animated movie in Hollywood?
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522 views

Why are humans fighting in the Walking Dead?

In season 3 of the Walking Dead televison series, what is the problem with the Governor? Why is he killing other Human Beings? For God's sake, it's the Apocalypse, 95% of the world is dead, all the ...
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2answers
194 views

Preventing Demons from leaving their vessels?

In the television series, Supernatural, thorough out the various seasons of the series on various occasions we see that Sam and Dean capture various Demons, try to talk to them but are not able to ...
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2answers
288 views

In which District is the Hunger Games conducted?

In the 2012 release movie The Hunger Games, it is shown that young children from 12 different districts - named District 1, District 2,..., District 12 come together to kill each other in Hunger ...
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1answer
544 views

Does this flashback scene refer to an actual previous episode?

In the Television series, How I met Your Mother, Season 8 Episode 11, a reference has been made to a point of time 5 years ago where Barney doesn't follows the rule of a "Jinx" and ends up in a ...
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0answers
63 views

Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV Series, The Vampire Diaries, Elena(the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds about it by ...
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1answer
191 views

Identify the movie that the rain scene in Cable Guy mimics?

The rain scene in Cable Guy seemed to be based of a scene from a classic movie, can anyone identify the original movie?
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1answer
2k views

Identify a bollywood movie where a man changes to woman

I remember watching a Hindi movie where a man becomes woman after he commented badly about girls. Then an accident happened the next day when he awakes from his sleep. He turns into a woman. Slowly ...
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1answer
273 views

What is Rusty Ryan is referring to in this scene?

In the movie Oceans Thirteen, after the drill hit the bank's hotel building for the third time, the drill does not stop at once; it goes on for several seconds and the building vibrates. Then Rusty ...
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2answers
2k views

Why was Monica Geller overweight in her younger years?

Monica Geller was shown as overweight in her early or college days in Friends. In all seasons she was shown as normal weight. Why was Monica Geller overweight in her early years? How did she become ...
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2answers
804 views

What was the first acting job of Joey Tribbiani seen in Friends?

Joey Tribbiani is shown as struggling actor from first season of Friends. He was shown acting in the fictional soap opera Days of Our Lives (DOOL). He also performs as a body double for the butt for ...
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2answers
1k views

Fight club ending question

Does the building Tyler and Marla are in collapse at the end? Because I hear Tyler saying to the rest of the guys "I'll meet you downstairs"
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1answer
1k views

What's with Puerto Rico and Marie?

In Episode 3 of Breaking Bad Season 4 ("Open House"), Marie is wandering around a house looking at spoons. The realtor spots her and then the following conversation happens: REALTOR: Hi. Can I ...
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1answer
650 views

Swords in The Hobbit

Why don't Orcrist / Goblin-cleaver and Glamdring / Foe-hammer glow like Sting when orcs/goblins are near?
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3answers
429 views

Is there any censorship board present for films and TV shows for Hollywood?

There is Censor Board for films produced in India. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly ...
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1answer
158 views

Why are humans considered a delicacy in the Land of Ooo?

During the episode where Jake meets Lady Rainicorn's parents. Misinformation happens and he accidently gives her parents permission to eat Finn. They then attack him in a blind hunger-rage and ...

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