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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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82 views

Who was Derek Reese going to kill?

In S02E09 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Complications, Jesse has captured a man she believes to be Charles Fischer (a notorious Skynet collaborator) and is trying to convince Derek to ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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406 views

Ghost/horror film from 80's or 90's on BBC or ITV

I remember watching part of a film (in English) when I was a child about a town plagued by invisible spirits after dark. I seem to think it was set in a town by the sea, and after dark, everyone had ...
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167 views

Name of older science fiction movie

Black and White movie or short or episode. Only saw it on TV once approx 30 years ago. Alien Creature invades a space craft by transferring from another ship as a rapid wisp. It occupies one room on ...
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175 views

Horror movie in a hospital

There was a horror movie happening in a hospital. I remember the horrific possessed/poltergeist was a female, perhaps old woman on wheelchair. And I remember at some point the hospital began to be ...
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264 views

Why did the government not want Frank to fight?

In Bloodsport (1988), when Frank's superiors find out he is going to Hong Kong to fight in the Kumite, they try to stop him. He evades Helmer and Rawlins (the agents who were sent to bring him back ...
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163 views

Did what happened to Gwen Stacy meant to make place for Mary Jane?

Gwen Stacy dies in the arms of Peter Parker the Spiderman in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Did she have to die, so that Mary Jane would be back on the next sequel They would not have to shoot Spiderman ...
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120 views

British WWII propaganda movie involving the 'little man'

I recall seeing an over the top (propaganda - I presume) film set in WWII. It was about as subtle as a brick to the head and I'd like to watch it again for kitsch value. Aspects I remember: Set in ...
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2k views

Could Ray have survived at the end?

At the end of In Bruges, after being shot several times Ray is still not dead. At the end we just see him entering the ambulance. Is there any director's commentary available which could tell us ...
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1answer
62 views

King war fortune teller magic

This was a film I saw as a child. I don't exactly remember the plot but a soldier becomes king after king's death, and the death was rather comical. Then one day he wishes to select his queen from a ...
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5k views

Why does Ronan want to destroy this planet/race?

[Source] Ronan the Accuser is the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. Even though the Kree and the Xandarians have signed a peace treaty, Ronan (who is a Kree) seems hellbent on destroying ...
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700 views

What does it mean for TV shows to be ordered?

Whenever a TV channel wants a new series of a show, they are said to order it. I don't understand why they use this word—wouldn't it make sense to say Channel X is making another series of Y. Why is ...
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145 views

How did they make Hitler disappear in “Your Job in Germany”?

In "Your Job in Germany", at approximately 1:22, Hitler, who was standing behind a podium giving a speech, fades into blackness, but the podium itself remains. IMDB credits Adolf Hitler as himself, ...
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2k views

Why do we say that Captain America is the first avenger?

We already know that Captain America is the first avenger. There is a Thor in the avengers team and he is older than Captain America. Why do we call Captain America the first avenger?
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732 views

What kind of animal is the beast of Gevaudan, exactly?

In the 2001 French film, Brotherhood of the Wolf, we don't get to see the actual animal. Any hints or clues from any scene of the movie that can tell us what kind of animal the beast was?
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236 views

Does anyone know the version of the song “Strange Fruit” played in Criminal Minds S09E09?

The name of the Criminal Minds's Season 9, Episode 9, Strange Fruit, is an allusion to a song of the same name, popularized by Billie Holiday, which has a pretty interesting history and back story, ...
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1answer
116 views

Sign in Sam's office

In Sam's office in the TV show Cheers there is a yellow sign that reads "Electric work by Memphis..." but I can't make out the whole thing. What does it say? The sign can be partially seen in this ...
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1answer
280 views

Horror movie late 70's or early 80's

I'm looking for a horror movie from the late 70s or early 80s. It was about a white blue eyed boy buried inside a house/castle, with a gold chain around his neck. He was killed by (probably) his own ...
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394 views

On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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1answer
3k views

Terminator Haircut Change

Is there a reason why Terminator haircut changes after he crashes into the wall? Is there a deleted scene by any chance that was cut out as one can see that haircut of terminator changes. This is in ...
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1answer
321 views

What is the significance of The Master crossing the river?

In pilot episode of The Strain, Night Zero, Eichhorst is absolutely insistent that Miguel must "cross the river before dawn". Similarly when he arrives at the airport, Setrakian is absolutely ...
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1answer
101 views

Title of Documentary about a guy spending his time pranking society

There was this guy who spent most of his life working shitty jobs and putting all his energy into pranking people. And his daughter made a documentary about him. Among his jokes were the following: ...
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1answer
483 views

Why Disney/Marvel doesn't have rights for Badoon?

Badoon's story got stripped away from Guardians of the Galaxy film (2014) and Wikipedia say’s Badoon film rights belonged to 20th Century Fox. But how, as per my knowledge Kree more belongs to ...
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330 views

80s horror movie about a video rental store

I vaguely remember a horror movie where the plot involved a video rental store where people would rent horror movies only to find out that the movies were real events that were videotaped or something ...
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4k views

How were the others able to handle the power of the stone?

I understand that Peter Quill was able to handle infinity stone without destroying himself possibly because his father is a (powerful?) alien of an unknown species. But how were the other Guardians of ...
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1answer
711 views

Are Star-Lord's final words a reference to something else?

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter Quill's final words: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? a friend of mine meant that he thinks to know this ...
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1answer
205 views

WWI Movie about a large ship?

There was a movie about a secret British female agent (supposedly OSA or MI5) tasked to defend a large passenger ship secretly carrying supplies for the Allies. While there is a German spy on board ...
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2answers
297 views

Why is it winter in Laketown?

In the Desolation of Smaug it generally seems to be summer. Even up on the lonely mountain (which I'm assuming is a fair height given the views) there's no snow. Why then does it appear to be winter ...
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17k views

Could someone explain the Kevin Bacon joke in Guardians of the Galaxy?

There was a moment in the movie when Starlord told a joke about Kevin Bacon to convince his partner to dance. My fellow moviegoers laughed heartily but I, being a non-US person, missed the joke ...
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1answer
770 views

What dragged the Collector's servant towards the Infinity Stone?

During the Guardians of the Galaxy's visit at the Collector's he opens the mysterious orb and reveals the true nature of its content, being one of the Infinity Stones. But then suddenly his servant ...
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161 views

First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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1answer
122 views

What's with Mamet's dialogue style?

If one watches a David Mamet written and directed film, such as Heist (2001), Spartan (2004), or House of Games (1987), it will quickly become apparent that the dialogue is, well, different. Often ...
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1answer
443 views

Was there ever an ending to Pushing Daisies?

I remember that I was very sad to hear that they cancelled Pushing Daisies. But did the story have an end that was in some kind of script? I know the fanbase isn't that big but maybe someone knows ...
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785 views

Is there any term for the following subgenres of horror movies?

Horror movies can be basically divided into two broad categories: Where the 'villain' is a supernatural being. As in Exorcist, Conjuring etc.. Where the 'villain' is a human, usually a serial ...
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Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The Dark World, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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1answer
962 views

What did Bill do to make Hanzo mad?

During kill Bill, we learn that all the black mamba had to do to get Hanzo to build her a sword, was to mention Bill's name. When black mamba meets Bill at the end, she tells him that all she did was ...
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1answer
317 views

Why was Sam “Ace” Rothstein spared by the bosses?

During an after trial meeting, the bosses decide to eliminate anyone involved or with knowledge of the skim in order to keep them from testifying. The car bombing wasn't authorized and Nikky was ...
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1answer
552 views

Whats the name of this Sci-Fi Movie? Space prison / deathrow and hacking bug ? cyberpunk

Can someone name this movie/tv episode maybe? Recalling from memory (could be multiple movies linked together? highly doubt it though all fits right) prison deathrow in space ship?, waiting in line ...
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1k views

Movie with a private school, teacher, placard, and cheating students

What is the name of this movie? It's about a teacher who tries to teach values to their students. It is in a private prep school. The teacher has a placard over the door or high on the wall that he ...
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56 views

How does Ferguson not remember them?

In the film Sleepers (1996), how does Ralph Ferguson not remember Michael, Tommy or John? I mean, if he didn't recognize their faces, which he probably wouldn't because they're adults now, he must at ...
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1answer
159 views

Do King Benny and Fat Man know the whole story?

In the film Sleepers (1996), do Fat Man and King Benny know the whole story about what happened to the boys (rapes, beatings, etc.)? They seem to know everything, and they're going along with the ...
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1answer
80 views

Why would a bad defense attorney be better than a good one?

In the film Sleepers (1996), why is Michael so adamant about Danny being the defense lawyer? He says it's because Danny's something of a hack and a drunk, and that they need the situation to seem ...
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1answer
35 views

Is the lawyer in on the scam?

In the film Sleepers (1996), is Danny Snyder (Dustin Hoffman) "in" on the scam taking place, or does he just assume that King Benny is trying to protect the boys, and that's why Benny has given him a ...
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2answers
4k views

What exactly is this crystal thing on Mars in Watchmen (2009)?

There is a scene in Watchmen (2009) on Mars with Dr. Manhattan. Every time I watch the movie I'm wondering what exactly is this crystal/diamond thing we can see on mars.
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1answer
1k views

Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Is there an evidence that this famous Michael Jackson dance move is inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)? With evidence I mean an interview or something like that. In The Wizard of Oz there ...
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1answer
133 views

Man accused of murdering child in US south, set free

This American movie takes place in the south I believe in the 40s or 50s. A child has been murdered and a (black?) man has been accused and arrested. One scene includes the victim's mother at a ...
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6answers
13k views

Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?

All the movies of the Matrix trilogy have this distinct greenish tint during most of the scenes. Though it can inferred that the greenish tint denotes the matrix, but I want to know why "greenish"? ...
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701 views

To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?

After having watched the Tamil movie Raavanan I was surprised to learn that there is also, Raavan, a Hindi version of this movie, which was produced and released simultaneously by the same director ...
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476 views

What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...

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