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What Unit Does the BBC News Countdown Timer Count Down?

BBC News (UK) has a countdown timer in its opener, for example see this video. On the bottom right, there's a countdown timer which counts the time until the news begin. But I find the timer ...
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1answer
1k views

Why was Bonnie pregnant for seven years (seasons) on Family Guy?

I am just curious to know why Bonnie Swanson, wife of Joe Swanson, was kept pregnant until the seventh season.
5
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1answer
527 views

Movie with a truck carrying abducted women

I just recall the trailer. Some guy is driving during the night with his wife who is asleep. There is a truck before us. For a split second, the doors of the truck open and the man driving can see ...
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7answers
9k views

Who is the blue elf lady in the Bad Anon meeting?

In Wreck it Ralph, the video game bad guys are having their Bad Anon meeting. I've been able to identify all the bad guys in the meeting, except for the blue elf lady in the red dress. In the picture ...
3
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1answer
331 views

Why is the movie titled “The Sixth Sense”?

What is the relevance of the title to the story? Is the ability to talk to the ghost referred as the sixth sense?
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1answer
254 views

Did the First Lady die accidentally or by a terrorist attack?

What happened during the Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser? How did the car crash? Was that a tree or some kind of terrorist attack? And how did she (First Lady ...
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2answers
366 views

Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
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1answer
63 views

Car from opposite lane comes barrelling down hillside into a head-on crash

I can only remember the movie opening: One car is travelling in one direction on a multi-lane highway. The opposite lane is much higher in elevation. A car from the higher elevation come barreling ...
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1answer
151 views

Does John Silver escape with *all* the gold at the end of the 1950 version of Treasure Island?

The 1950 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island ends with John Silver in a small boat, escaping treasure island alone with a chest full of treasure. The Squire, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesy, and the other ...
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2answers
332 views

What was the meaning of the tunnel scene?

In Vanishing on 7th Street, people disappear if they become engulfed in darkness. At one point Paul is lying on the pool table and the kid went to the bathroom. The lights flicker and Paul gets up. ...
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1answer
3k views

What was Captain Phillips trying to say?

During Captain Phillips's hostage-taking aboard the lifeboat there is one incident (or one of many in fact) when the situation with the Navy and aboard the lifeboat is escalating a bit (I think after ...
3
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1answer
217 views

Bad guy taking a drug

I keep remembering a scene from a film where a guy takes a pill, but I'm unable to recall anything else about the film and it's bugging me. The guy takes a pill by popping it into his mouth, leaning ...
3
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1answer
449 views

Is the song supposed to be a reference?

In the Castle episode 'Disciple' (S06E09): The song is called "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn. Do we know the significance of this? It cannot simply be Dr. Neiman taunting Beckett. She would not ...
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1answer
503 views

Two medical students who are best friends decide to sleep together

This movie is the predecessor of No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. I remember that the two best friends are medical students and one day they decide to sleep together without the ...
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1answer
97 views

How historically accurate is the movie Celluloid?

The movie Celluloid is about the story of J. C. Daniel, who is the father of Malayalam film and Vigathakumaran was the first Malayalam movie released in 1928. The story explains Daniel's exile and ...
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3answers
39k views

What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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2answers
1k views

When did the writers plan that Monica and Chandler would get together?

When did the writers plan Monica and Chandler were going to get together in Friends? I am wondering how far in advance it was planned, as there's such a long history between the two characters.
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1answer
227 views

Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker when he had the chance instead of handing to the law, he would've done the world a great favour.
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1answer
93 views

Is Dr. Ratha's role similar to some comic counterpart or is it kept only for popularity of the actor?

In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Rajit Ratha's role played by Irrfan Khan, which appear to me an open end character. Is his role similar to some Comic counterpart or is it kept to earn from the ...
6
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1answer
350 views

Were Kruger and his men Elysium citizens?

In Elysium, Kruger and his other South African buddies are used as off-the-books mercenaries by Delacourt. But considering that they are … South African and do not appear to be cut out of the same ...
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1answer
200 views

Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
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1answer
408 views

Father deliberately ends up in prison to attack the killer of his son

There is a gang shoot out and a young boy is filming but gets shot... His dad goes mad and beats up and cripples a police officer with a snooker ball in a sock to be sent to the same prison as the man ...
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1answer
2k views

What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
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1answer
175 views

Why was Curt Connors in the sewer?

After first injecting himself at Oscorp, Curt created his own lab in the sewer system later in the movie. If he was the head of the lab at Oscorp, couldn't he have just kept everyone out of the lab ...
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3answers
1k views

Why is the name of the main spacecraft “Axiom”?

In Wall-E the name of the main spacecraft which is the new home of humanity is rather questionable. "Axiom"! The main problem here is that "Axiom" and "Axiomatic Systems" are abstract ...
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2answers
407 views

Female lead learns martial arts from an android

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
3
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1answer
809 views

Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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2answers
653 views

Why didn't the electric charge affect Holmes when he attacks Dredger?

I saw the movie Sherlock Holmes. In that movie, there is a scene where Holmes and Doctor fights with Dredger in Ginger Midget's place. To attack Dredger, Holmes used a weapon which contained ...
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1answer
2k views

Imaginary friend from childhood returns when a young woman is in trouble

It is where a young woman has an emotional crisis in her life, with her cheating boyfriend and controlling mother. And her imaginary friend from when she was little comes back and causes more chaos ...
21
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1answer
2k views

Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies?

I've been seeing more and more of these scenes lately (though I know they aren't new), as they add shock value to a particular scene/story line. Just curious if it's split-scened or just a part of the ...
12
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1answer
364 views

Son secretly records family for internet show

I am stuck trying to find this movie, here is what I remember of it: Basically, there is a family, the son in the family for whatever reason secretly sets up hidden cameras all around the house, and ...
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3answers
3k views

Tv show about another dimension/magic land through a magic mirror

I keep thinking about a show I used to watch on tv, and damn I wanna know the title :P It was a live-action show that I saw somewhere between halfway the 90's and halfway the 2000's, and I'm almost ...
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vote
1answer
499 views

Why didn't Chuck use the glasses after Morgan at the end of season 4?

In the last episode of season 4 (S04E24, "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"), Chuck has the "Intersect" suppressed from his memory. Later on, in the dying moments of the episode, Morgan Grimes puts on a ...
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1answer
307 views

Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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2answers
397 views

A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
5
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1answer
456 views

Animated Movie about a boy stranded on a dinosaur-filled land

I don't remember too much, but for starters, if I'm not mistaken, I think I watched it after 2004, on like a Sunday Morning Block. Not sure how helpful that was, since the channel I watched it on ...
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2answers
4k views

Cartoon with a muscular main character who's wearing sunglasses

I'm looking for a cartoon show in which the main character is a muscular male, has ginger/yellow afro, is wearing sunglasses, has an absurd name ("bon pon", "pon pon", or something like that), and ...
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vote
1answer
100 views

TV series about 'big cats'

I watched a multipart (5?) series on big cats that I remembered as 'The Big Cat Diaries'. Unfortunately searches on that term show no relevant hits. It was hosted by a sun-tanned South African gent. ...
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1answer
99 views

Martians in a tunnel with the consistency of bubble-wrap

I remember Martians in a tunnel with the consistency of bubble wrap. They would capture people from a Midwest area and would put them in a machine that would alter their brain. The machine looked like ...
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2answers
6k views

Why was the kid's homework in The Dude's car after it was stolen?

It's been a little while since I've seen The Big Lebowski (1998) but I remember The Dude having a string of car problems. At one point his car is stolen for a briefcase full of money. The Dude does ...
18
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4answers
664 views

Why is it 'Elm' in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'?

What does Elm depict in A Nightmare on Elm Street? Does Elm tree represent something bad in the horror context?
10
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1answer
3k views

Do Breaking Bad and Firefly have the same intro music?

I know that the intro for Breaking Bad only has a few notes in it but they are remarkably similar to those in "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly. If it is the case that they are connected, is there ...
12
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3answers
20k views

What is the significance of the “Argo fuck yourself” phrase?

What was the significance of the phrase 'Argo fuck yourself'? It is first uttered by Siegel (Arkin) when asked by a reporter at the reading of the fake movie, as to what Argo meant. It is later ...
0
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2answers
215 views

Mini series featuring Snow White, the White Rabbit, etc

My young daughter and I watched this every night. It was a 4-5 part mini series shown in one of the major networks. It featured a mirror and characters like the White Rabbit, Snow White etc. Its ...
7
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1answer
186 views

Woman follows a man with a special camera around the world

This may be a movie from the 80s or 90s. The movie starts with the main actress driving her car, I believe somewhere in Italy, and she rides out of the city. On some mountain she crashed with some ...
7
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1answer
292 views

Man has a bag with a human head in it

Back in the mid 70's I was watching a late-night scary show called Shock Theater. Every Saturday night they played old horror movies. One night I saw bits and pieces of this black and white movie ...
14
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1answer
2k views

Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her

I remember watching parts of a movie on tv some years ago. I missed the beginning, and saw some parts from the middle and the end. I didn't really understand what was happening, but I can provide some ...
3
votes
1answer
179 views

How much planning time do the contestants have?

In the TV show The Great British Bake Off, contestants are set a number of challenges. For example in the final they had to create: A picnic pie Two types of pretzels A wedding cake A lot of the ...
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4answers
51k views

How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead Engineer which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured the Alien vs. Predator movies (a Xenomorph). ...
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0answers
229 views

How come the dreams are shared correctly among different participants? [duplicate]

Please read the question before marking it as duplicate. This question maybe identical to the one below but they ask different concepts: How does the dream sharing actually work? So my question ...

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