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When is it safe to watch The Hobbit while reading the book? [closed]

So, I've read that the first movie covers the six first chapters of the book, and it features some parts from LOTR (either book or movie, I'm not sure). But since I'm still reading The Hobbit (book), ...
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Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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References to Voyager 1 / Cassini photographs?

Voyager - a famous interstellar mission - produced pictures after passing Saturn. To me it seems too much of a coincidence that a shot in the film Interstellar featuring a distant shot of the space ...
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Movie's name where arrow strikes girl's boobs?

What's the movie's name where a dwarf or something is a sharpshooter and an arrow strikes the girl's boobs and one hits the eye. Actually, the arrow goes right through the girl's nipples. The dwarf ...
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Why did Severus Snape present himself as evil to Harry?

Professor Severus Snape was a very important character through out the Harry Potter series. He played very important roles in Harry's life as well as in Hogwarts fortune. His works were admirable and ...
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Why did Mann's base explode?

After the scuffle between Mann (Damon) and Cooper (McConaughey) in Interstellar, our protagonist gets a hold of a radio and alerts his shipmates to Mann's duplicity. Then his ship explodes. What ...
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895 views

Sci-fi movie in which life expectancy of a child is determined at birth

The only scene I remember from this movie is that a woman gives birth to a child in a somewhat futuristic looking hospital. Once the baby is out a nurse holds a small hand-held device up to the baby, ...
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101 views

Struggling writer gets his first book published because of his Daughter

The person is a struggling writer. He somehow had to take care of a six year girl child (which he didn't like initially) but soon started liking her company. The six year girl seems to be pretty ...
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307 views

Sci-Fi movie where woman flies a ship through a star

My best guess is that this is an 80s or early 90s film. It could be earlier than the 80s, but definitely no later than the early 90s. All I can recall from the movie was that there was a very intense ...
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887 views

Father starts relationship with son's girlfriend

Well it's an old movie. probably late 80's or early 90's. Key things I remember are as follows: There is mom, dad and son. Son has a girlfriend. Dad and son's girlfriend start to get close and they ...
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Is Suburgatory's characterisation of the NY suburbs remotely correct?

Suburgatory is a TV show about a teen girl and her family who move from inner city Manhattan to a outer-suburb (unnamed). The suburban people are shown as incredibly affluent. Lots of expensive ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

The Illusionist, Eisenheim (Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold (Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent ...
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What does the ending of the movie “Coherence” mean?

In the ending of the movie Coherence, we see that It would really be helpful to get a clear answer here!
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365 views

SciFi movie from the 90s with robot in space

Many many years ago i watched a Sci-Fi movie where in the beginning a (alien?) robot was on a spaceship. I think it was a transporter heading to a planet. In the middle of the movie the ...
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Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?

In Season 1, Rick travels to Atlanta, and the rest of the survivors later travel to the CDC headquarters. Why, after 4 seasons (with the exception of Eugene and Abraham), has the show not ...
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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589 views

Do the pub names and their order mean anything?

Seeing as to how the final pub, The World's End, is more or less when the world ends, do the other pub names also signify something? What are their names and their positions in the Golden Mile crawl? ...
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Did Kevin Spacey use to look…different?

The Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder comedy Hear no Evil, See no Evil features a young Kevin Spacey, who has some kind of growth on his face: It doesn't serve any plot function, nor is it mentioned or ...
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1answer
120 views

Filmed in Deland Florida in early-mid 1990's?

My ex-in-laws were renting a big, three story yellow house on Howry Av, a couple blocks from downtown in the 90's. There was a movie filmed there about an all black group of soldiers in, I believe, ...
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636 views

What does Harmonica's brother say before he dies?

Here is the scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kD54-q1uFM It is right before the final duel and lets the audience know Harmonica's motivation in wanting to kill Frank. Harmonica's brother is ...
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1answer
200 views

How to describe the music that appears in the background of EVERY Egyptian related scene?

I was watching Sherman and Mr. Peabody, and in the Egyptian scene they started to play that prototypical Egyptian background music that sounds like a mixture of sitar and flute. It is very hard to ...
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133 views

Man finds out his lover is really a man?

I believe I remember secretly watching parts if not an entire movie with my parents when I was a child, unknown to them. Unless I dreamed about this and it didn't really happen. In the movie there's a ...
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive ...
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106 views

Why is the shopkeeper so rude?

In downton abbey when bates goes to the limp corrector, why is the shop keeper so rude to him saying "as I make it and advertise it will I say no?" Is it because there was no customer service back in ...
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25 views

Question concerning a “scope conflict”/“turf war” in the movie “Lock Up” (1989)

I'm not a native English speaker, so sorry for my English. A few months ago I've seen the movie "Lock Up". There was a "turf war" (how to say this in formal English: "scope clash/conflict"?) The ...
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A vampire movie I've seen

This one is about vampires in America. A girl gets bit, and she's apparently escaped from the vampire 'tribe' leader. The end of the movie is a showdown at a deserted gas station. I looked all over ...
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160 views

What are Walker guts made of?

What are people in The Walking Dead really using to make it seem like they are rubbing Walker guts on themselves to stay hidden from Walkers? Are they using like BBQ sauce or something?
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495 views

Did Malvo Kill the Car Salesman?

Near the end of the last episode of Fargo, the car salesman pleads for his life, telling Malvo that he has a little girl at home. Does he make it? The show doesn't explicitly show the outcome either ...
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95 views

Does the cats' anthropomorphization have any implications for our human reality?

The world of Felidae presents us with cats that seem only mildly anthropomorphized, in a phsychological way rather than physiologically. They are more or less as intelligent as average humans, self ...
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441 views

What's the point of the old people's interviews in When Harry Met Sally

Why did When Harry Met Sally ... (1989) occasionally show interviews of random old couples retelling their love stories? Is there a name for this technique? I noticed that there was a time jump after ...
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The name of a zombie movie

I just remember vague details of it, I watched this movie like 20 years ago, I remember most of the movie was in a party, someone got locked in the basement, I think a zombie pull a guy's thorax right ...
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3answers
166 views

Is it possible to get an A-lister into a big-budget movie without anybody knowing?

Could a studio realistically disguise until the premiere the presence of an A-list actor in a small but non-trivial part in a movie they would not be expected to be involved in? Presumably if they're ...
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131 views

Blond man who beats people and fights crime

I'm trying to identify a movie but I only saw the trailer. I believe the premise of the movie is a guy in a fight club type setting (but it's not Fight Club) who begins to act out his imagination, ...
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What is the meaning of the title Trainspotting?

I want to ask about the title of the famous 1996 movie Trainspotting. What is the meaning of it and how does it fit in the context of story ?
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A Gerard Depardieu movie

A Gerard Depardieu movie about a murder and a hit man. Two guys working together. One dumb but meticulous and brawny, one smart but scrawny. They look after the daughter of the murdered family
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Nomination vs Won

I would like to know the difference between "nominated" and "won" with regards to movie awards. From what I understand: Won : The actor has received the award. Nominated : The actor has not yet ...
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Is it possible to predict the financial success of movies?

In response to Sony pulling The Interview (albeit temporarily), various writers wrote about how much money it was projected to make, had it been released according to schedule. Assuming that the ...
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What is the significance of the recording played during the coffin scene?

In House of 1000 Corpses, one of the final scenes is the firefly clan making Denise and Jerry get into a coffin, which they then lower into a pit. Otis has a tape recorder that he starts playing that ...
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Repeatedly stating: “I apologize!”

Since I just used the phrase "I apologize" in a comment here, I find that I have a fragmentary audio portion of a scene ear-wigged into my brain. I know I've seen it many times, but it just won't worm ...
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Did Sesame Street use to contain “Monster Time”?

I feel like when I was a child (not that many years ago), Sesame Street had something called "Monster Time" towards the beginning of the show. If it existed, it was dropped around 10 years ago, I ...
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216 views

Serial killer murders newlyweds and steals their engagement rings

I watched a movie years ago where the basic plot was that a serial killer went around killing recently married couples and would take their engagement rings as a calling card. I believe one scene took ...
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301 views

Consistent explanation of Enemy

I'm looking for an interpretation or explanation of the events in Enemy (2013) that takes into account all of the following: The poster which indicates that at least some parts of the film take ...
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Is the Good, The Bad and The Ugly set before a Fistful of Dollars?

In the Man With no Name trilogy the third movie to be made (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (GBU)) is sometimes said to be set before the first of the movies to be released, A Fistful of Dollars (FFD). ...
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107 views

When does Patrick Star teach the art of relaxing?

I was watching SpongeBob SquarePants with my daughter a few years ago and there was this episode where Patrick Star teaches the art of relaxing; the zen of keeping his mind blank. I'm trying to find ...
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What are the various rules in Harry's code of conduct?

I have watched through Dexter and there are multiple references to Harry's code of conduct, but they're never listed specifically in any of the episodes as far as I remember. I know that the first ...
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2answers
167 views

Why was Elsa an enchantress?

I must have missed it while watching the wonderful film Frozen. Why was Elsa an enchantress? How? Why wasn't her sister too, then?
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97 views

Why are “we fucked” “if Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties”?

In "Die Hard 2" (1990), when John realizes that his newest terrorist friends are trying to rescue Gen. Esperanza, he says: If Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties, we're ...
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166 views

How did Dick endanger Holly's children?

In Die Hard 2 Holly and Dick have a heated exchange in the plane and she says something like "Listen, buster. You endangered my children and you didn't do it for anything as noble as the people ..." ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...

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