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Sheldon Cooper has a Master of Arts degree?

Both Wikipedia and The Big Bang Theory Wiki say that Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory has a Master of Arts degree. They both cite "The Love Car Displacement" episode as the source for that. But ...
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Did Nick really push Amy?

During the first half of Gone Girl, we see many scenes narrated by Amy. These are as written in her diary. So was that pushing incident a reality?
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Event Horizon “disappearance” plot hole

The premise of the movie is that the Event Horizon, a secret prototype "gravity drive" powered faster-than-light spaceship, mysteriously "disappears" on its maiden test flight to Alpha Centauri. But ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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Identify this movie - social anxiety, war hospital

I've seen this movie on TV, at least 25 years ago, maybe even longer, and i think it was old even then (might have been black&white, but i'm not sure about that) As far as i remember, the cast of ...
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Where do the recaps/flashbacks of Felicity Smoak come from in S01E04?

At the beginning of every episode of The Flash, there are some recap shots. For episode 4, those consist of some shots of Felicity Smoak asking about Barry and being introduced to Iris. Yet I don't ...
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Street racing - mechanic recruited by FBI to bring down his boss

I watched a movie two years back, I forgot the name but remember the plot. It's about this guy getting hired to work for some rich bad guys car collection, he works with another mechanic who does not ...
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What is the computer that Benny Hill hacks in the Italian job? (1969)

In the movie The Italian Job (1969) we see Professor Peach (Benny Hill) hack the Turin traffic monitoring computer. I'm trying to work out which model this is. My question is: What is the computer ...
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Official word on whether all Seinfeld episodes have reference to Superman?

There are quite a few web pages on the Internet that discuss whether or not a Superman reference can be found in every single episode of Seinfeld. Has anyone affiliated with the show ever made a ...
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What are we to make of the ending of The Great Silence?

I just watched The Great Silence (orig.: Il grande silenzio) and I have to say, I was utterly perplexed by its ending. At the end of the movie Loco invades Snow Hill with his friends and they take the ...
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Where did Loco get the rifle from?

During The Great Silence (orig.: Il grande silenzio) the sheriff is escorting Loco out of Snow Hill to the higher orders for supposedly attacking Silence. During their travel they make a stop in the ...
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In “Jobs” what does Steve's boss mean when he tells him: “As for your personal issues, I think we may have a solution.”

In the movie "Jobs", Steve's boss tells him people are complaining because he isn't showering, being an asshole, etc. He then says: As for your personal issues, I think we may have a solution. ...
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Horror movie help? Pretty low budget too

Hi I saw the trailer for this movie a year ago but it might be older. Basically 2 girls and 2 guys sneak into an aslyum after it is closed because one of the girls claims she a psychic and one of the ...
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When was the horror film technique where a character opens a door to the same room first done?

I've noticed this interesting and scary film technique where a character tries to exit through a door, only to find that they've entered the same room as before. I've seen it done in The Awakening ...
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Technique of shooting scenes inverted?

I read in a recent article on moviefone that there is a common technique of shooting scenes inverted (left is right and vice versa). Apparently this was used in Star Wars to shoot a scene including ...
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237 views

Identify the episode of 80-90's TV show ALF

I watched that episode when I was 6 so I don't clearly remember which episode it was or what season, because it aired in the 90's in India after it was actually ended. The only thing I remember from ...
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329 views

Teenagers become a giant superhero

What is the name of 90's TV show that's about a bunch of teenagers that become a giant super hero by shouting names of planets (not really sure about that). They got their power from an alien with no ...
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Final scene in Turist / Force Majeure

The film Turist (Force Majeure) chronicles a family on skiing holiday in the Alps. It's mostly a pretty "ordinary" film with no surreal elements. What is the meaning of this scene?
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What is the name of this “If you fail in the game, you'll die same way” movie?

Years ago (At least, 4-5 years), I watched a movie about a video game which become real in Horror gender, English language and live action. This is the story I remember: This game was bought by a ...
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In There Will Be Blood, why did HW go mute and try to burn down the shed?

Firstly, why did going deaf also remove HW's ability to speak? Not speak correctly or even coherently, but use his vocal cords at all? Secondly, what was his purpose for trying to burn down the shack,...
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120 views

What is the name of this “Repetitious” movie?

Years ago, I watched a movie which had a different subject. In this movie, everything were repetitious and as far as I know, the main character was a Girl. In one scene this girl tried to kill herself ...
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638 views

False rape accusation leads to attempted lynching

I am looking for a movie that I saw some years ago, at a minimum 5 years ago. The setting is the American South during Jim Crow and the plot is that a white woman falsely accuses one or several ...
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232 views

Why do post-war Hollywood WWII-themed movies ignore Japan?

According to Wikipedia, of 13 new US-made WW2-themed war movies for 2014, only one is about fighting Japan. In fact, Wikipedia tallies 41 of these US-made or co-produced WW2-themed productions since ...
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Why was Amy postponing the inevitable and was it inevitable at all?

About half-way into Gone Girl we learn that Amy's disappearance was a staging carefully prepared by her to take revenge on her husband by having him convicted, and ultimately excuted, for supposedly ...
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What's the deal with the rewind?

Funny Games (2007) was just a hard movie to watch period. But, I really got kicked in the head when Paul rewound the scene and started it over. What? After Paul and Peter return to the house with Ann,...
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Do movie actors/actresses dub their scenes after shooting or do they use the audio that is in the scene?

Do they record the audio separately? Or is it all taken in one shot? I think I remember watching some cheap indie films whose audio and video, particularly the speaking of the actors, are not very ...
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2K versus Quad HD (QHD)

Is there a REAL difference or is it both the same. According to a German Wikipedia article 2K is a resolution with a width of UP TO 2048 pixels. Therefore 2560x1440 doesn't fit into this range. ...
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Best order to watch the Underworld movie series

The Underworld series of movies currently has four movies. According to Wikipedia, the movies were released 1, 2, 3, 4: but chronologically, they are ordered 3, 1, 2, 4 (3 is a prequel). In what ...
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Does Nina die in the final scene of Black Swan?

Assuming the final scene of Black Swan is not a hallucination, Nina injured herself some significant time earlier in her dressing room and danced two entire sections as the black, and then the white, ...
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horror movie - woman at a party has a pimple, and bugs crawl out of it

I'm looking for a stupid American horror film I probably saw in the 1980's. There is just one scene I remember: a woman is at a party, and she has a pimple. She keeps putting pressed powder makeup ...
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1answer
144 views

How does Steve escape from the building in Venice

In the movie Italian Job, in Venice, after the explosion when the safe drops into the river below, Charlie, Left Ear and John submerge themselves in the water to crack open the safe. Handsome Rob and ...
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Who is Katniss' love interest?

Is Katniss in love with Gale Hawthorne or Peeta Mellark? I have never read the books, only seen the movies. There are various scenes in both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire that can argue both ...
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How did they get this shot in Metropolis?

How were the shots of the runners running towards the camera captured in Fritz Lang's Metropolis? Here's the shot: Was a dolly used? If it was, would it have been mounted on wheels only or would ...
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159 views

Bearded man in a tower jail builds a flying machine

I remember having seen a movie in my childhood (90s) that stuck in my head with the following associations of a scene: color-movie, somewhere between 70s and 90s seems to be an eastern European ...
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In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
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Star Trek - Khan and Chekov

Why does Chekov say that he remembers Khan in "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" if in Star Trek TOS Chekov doesn't appear in the episode "Space Seed"? Also why is Chekov in "Star Trek Into Darkness"? ...
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372 views

Looking for the Title of a specific horror movie

Hey everyone I've been trying to find out the name of a certain movie I've been looking for for a while; maybe someone can assist: Things I remember: Couple moves into an old mansion. Movie is in ...
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Is there any indication in Sons Of Anarchy that it does not take place in the present day?

I'm just curious, because all the technology you see in that show seems older. The computers are always clunky desktops with floppy drives, and every cell phone is a flip-phone. You'd think at least ...
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What does “Yippee-ki-yay” even mean? [duplicate]

In the Die Hard series, John Mcclane often uses this phrase before delivering the punch-blow that exterminates whatever he's aiming to blow up. But Mcclane ain't from Texas or anywhere in the Mid-West,...
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111 views

How did Nucky rise to power?

How did Nucky Thompson wrest power over Atlantic City from The Commodore?
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What cardinal rule did Marcus break?

In John Wick, in the scene where John Wick gets a call after Willem Dafoe's character (Marcus) gets killed, Viggo mentions that Marcus broke one cardinal rule What was Viggo talking about? What ...
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661 views

How were starfields / streaming stars created in the pre-computer era?

Starfields or streaming stars are ubiquitous to give the impression of movement of space crafts. I am thinking of flying directly and frontal into the starfield, as in the beginning of the intro or ...
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Please identify this (Almodovar?) movie

I remember 2 scenes from a movie that I think was made by Pedro Almodovar, probably in the 90s. In one scene, a pregnant woman complains to a friend about pain in her nipples (while they sit in a ...
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Who is the masked German Sniper near the end of the movie?

Recently saw the movie Fury and near the end of the movie when Don "Wardaddy" Collier gets shot by the German sniper. The German sniper initially wears a doorag/mask around his face and is revealed. ...
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How did Happy get holes in her clothes?

In the Scorpion episode "True Colors" as Happy and Toby leave the wine celler, Happy's clothes are fine, but in the next scene as they approach the van, Happy's clothes are swiss cheese. What ...
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Identify this courtroom drama for me

Definitely an American movie, probably came out in the last 10 or 15 years. I just remember towards the end the lead character, who appeared to have some kind of handicap (I think a stutter or ...
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388 views

Identify horror movie with four aliens attacking a small town

Summary: English language movie set in rural America. Saw it in the 80's, but could be a 70's movie. Had a B-movie vibe to it. Alien spaceship crashes in the woods next to a small town. The aliens ...
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surreal short film with 3 “nations” with primary color paint; shown at World Expo in 1986-87

There was a beautiful silent film I saw at the World Expo in Vancouver in 1987. In it, there are 3 "nations", each of which has its own color -- red, blue, and yellow. They are in a state of tense ...
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303 views

Animation where people are divided over numbers or letters

I'm looking for a particular movie which was about numbers vs letters where the supporting characters are either for letters or numbers and the boy hero in the movie learns to use both to defeat the ...
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221 views

Dying boy is cryogenically frozen and attempts to kill his parents once revived

It was a story about a family and they had a son who was really sick. so the parents cryonically preserved the boy until they found a cure. after all, they found the cure and healed the boy and the ...

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