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Why does Dan feed and play with the monkeys?

In Zero Dark Thirty, the audience observes Dan playfully interacting with monkeys in a cage on the base in Pakistan. He jokes with them and feeds them ice cream. While I think this may be character ...
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1answer
162 views

Italians will only surrender village after celebrating annual wine festival

I watched this movie long long back, and the movie is quite old. What I roughly remember is a captain is ordered to capture a village in Italy. The Italian officer in command is only willing to ...
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Teenager gets girl to fall in love with him in order to get revenge on her

I can not remember the title or actors of this movie. It was about a teenage guy trying to get a girl to fall in love with him. When she does, he breaks up with her, supposedly because he wanted to ...
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Does the wife know about Ja-sung's double life?

In the Korean gangster film, New World, does Ja-sung's wife know that he's actually a cop?
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173 views

How does Guy know the world is ending?

In The Croods the girl Eep meets Guy who is travelling to the mountain, because the world is ending. Here is a scene from the film that shows Guy telling Eep the world is ending. How does Guy know ...
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What powers a lightsaber?

Jedi use lightsabers, some use them a lot! However you never see a lighsaber being plugged in, on charge or running out of battery. What powers a lightsaber and does it run indefinitely?
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What was Valjean hiding?

In Les Misérables while Cosette and Valjean are talking/singing, the grown up Cosette wants to know about Valjean's past. And why they are constantly on the run. She makes a movement to lift his cuff ...
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414 views

How did Woody Allen film this dancing scene?

Since the first day I watched Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You I couldn't stop wondering: How on earth was this scene filmed? The way Goldie Hawn moves is incredibly natural. I literally find ...
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181 views

School kids going to a space trip

This movie is definitely over 12-13 years old, probably mid 90s. A high school/college is sending some students to a space trip. A boy, who has a crush on a girl, follows her to an exhibition. Over ...
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113 views

Initial scene at the World Health Organization

When Gerry wakes up in the WHO the two guys grill him about who he is and what he is doing there as he's tied down. They make the comment "you know what we are don't you" or something to that affect. ...
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In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, why do the students want his attention?

Early on in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indy is seen leaving his class at Barnett College to go to his office. When he gets there, his outer office is filled with student's clamoring for Dr. ...
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1k views

Deaf girl finds a dog and trains him to be a service dog

I saw this movie about 10-15 years ago. It is a movie about a deaf girl. One day she walks across the street and doesn't hear a car comming and an ownerless dog saves her life. She takes the dog ...
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How does Tet not recognize the body inside the coffin?

During the ending of Oblivion My question is, how can the Tet not discover if the body is male or female let alone the body being Julia's. Given the Tet could recognize DNA behind layers of rocks. ...
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How true is the plot of 'Arrow' to the comic?

While I've read a few of the Green Arrow comics, I honestly don't remember much of it including anything about Oliver Queen's origins. Does he even have an origin story? How true is the plot of the TV ...
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763 views

At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is never mentioned which university Professor Moriarty teaches at. Did I miss it? Does the story have any clue?
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118 views

Did Ben and Chon know about each other sleeping with O?

While watching Savages (2012), I couldn't figure out if Ben and Chon both knew about each other sleeping with O. I'm suspecting that Chon knew about Ben since I believe they explained it as O was his ...
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386 views

Similarity of the endings of different Sherlock Holmes adaptions

I've recently watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and I'm as hooked as everyone else is to see how the TV series Sherlock reveals Sherlock's trick. Is it pure coincidence that these two ...
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126 views

Who's the guy who triggered the alarm?

In the final courtroom scene, the guy in the screenshot below sneaks over and triggers a fire alarm in the courthouse. Who is he?
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871 views

Why does Rorschach speak with such a voice?

In Watchmen the character of Rorschach always speaks with a very growling voice, no matter if acting as Rorschach or simply as Walter Kovacs (well, the latter was probably completely absorbed into the ...
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1answer
49 views

Who tips off the MacManuses about the Russian mafia meeting?

When the MacManuses leave the police station, one of them calls a number from a phone in the station and is informed of a location, presumably that of the Russian mafia meeting. Who is the informant? ...
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Why was Bond not given advanced weapons? [duplicate]

Since I was a kid, I used to watch 007 just to see what new weapon he will be using. I bought 2 PS2 games just to use these cool weapons and drive the BMW which can fire rockets! Or to use the watch ...
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205 views

Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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Why does Cobb use the spinning top?

In the movie Cobb (DiCaprio) tells Ariadne (Page) that the most important rule in choosing a totem is to make sure that no one else has ever touched it. This is emphasized with flashbacks showing ...
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How do they film money in TV or movie?

Money shown in movies or TV shows before 30-40 years was looked fake. Is there a law that prohibits was showing real money (bills and close ups of coins) in a TV commercial, show or film? How do they ...
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1answer
831 views

Movie about a women who tries to break her ex-boyfriend's current relationship with the help of a guy?

It's a romantic comedy movie about a woman who wants her ex-boyfriend back. So she started staying opposite to his house in an old building. Where she met a guy who helped her in her purpose. They ...
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1answer
366 views

Why is Adam D'Angelo's character not in the movie?

Adam D'Angelo met Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg while the two were still teenagers attending "uber" preppy prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy. Initially, D'Angelo worked on the first "app" for ...
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3answers
1k views

How old is James Bond?

I'd like to know James Bond's age window. He's been played by a wide variety of actors. What is the youngest and oldest Agent 007 has been portrayed to be?
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2answers
932 views

What is this bullet-dodging martial arts movie?

As a kid I watched a movie that was my dads. All I remember from it was there was some kind of (potentially reluctant) hero / anti hero. He's trying to shoot an (Asian?) guy who could dodge the ...
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1answer
595 views

Did Liam Neeson use exact science in order to know his location?

This is how Bryan Mills knew his location in Taken 2, so lets not discuss that as it's discussed in a previous question. I want to know if he used exact sciences, did the director hire some ...
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1answer
158 views

What is the gender of the giant dragon?

What is the gender of the giant dragon in How to Train Your Dragon? Astrid refers to it as the Queen, but Hiccup calls it a he and him several times in their battle with it. The movie is not clear if ...
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123 views

How many times does Kenny die? [closed]

It seems like in almost every South Park episode Kenny dies. The ways he dies is almost humorous. How many times does Kenny actually died? I think it would be a lot of: "OH MY GOSH, He killed ...
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272 views

Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm

I'm trying to find a movie I saw in the late 1990s in Russian language, but it was definitely originally in English. The plot of this movie is very like Solaris, but it is not the one released in ...
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598 views

Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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386 views

Crime-fighting insomniac who wears a bullet-proof trenchcoat

I remember watching this movie a long time ago, sometime in the 90s. All I can remember clearly about it is that this guy is an insomniac and never sleeps but at night he goes out and fights crime in ...
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785 views

A guy and a girl become colorful in a black and white world

As the title suggests the movie is black and white but two actors become colored in the b&w world. One of them accepts this but the other (the girl) begins to wear grey makeup to hide the fact ...
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1answer
329 views

Movie about a troubled teen that sounds something like “oriander” or “coriander”

I saw a movie a few years back (more than 5-6 years for sure, but the movie could be older). All I can recollect is,there's a teenage girl who was simple and sober in the beginning but later on she ...
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1answer
179 views

Worker gets to own all the land that he can mark between sunrise and sunset

The movie itself was old. It was about human greed, exploitation and capacity. In the feudal societies of Europe, some landholders had a gambling program. The deal was: a chosen worker was allowed to ...
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2answers
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What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
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1answer
83 views

60-70's sitcom where the children build a boat

They use the wrong type of nails, but end up floating it in some guy's swimming pool. I thought it might be Nanny and the Professor or Brady Bunch, but after reading episode guides on IMDB, I can't ...
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833 views

Why is the Death Star shaped like a sphere?

Is it ever mentioned in the Star Wars movies why a sphere-shape was chosen? It would seem that sphere would be unreasonably hard to make as molding all the outer plates perfectly requires every plate ...
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2answers
243 views

What is Mr. Kitty's gender?

I was wondering this for quite a while. Mr. Kitty is a male cat at the beginning of the episodes, but later on it's like he suddenly became a she. (In the episode "Major Boobage" for cheesing they ...
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2answers
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Butterfly effect: what was the original ending and why was it changed?

The movie The Butterfly effect has multiple and very different endings. Specifically there appears to be two factors on the main character's decision: Save his girlfriend's life Save his ...
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1answer
99 views

In which episode was Ted Baxter offered a job as a game show host?

In which episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was Ted Baxter offered a job as a game show host? I remember it had something to do with horse racing as contestants answered questions. He was over the ...
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72 views

In Death Race 2 who was killed in the shower?

In the closing moments of the film Lists is in the shower and watches someone being killed, presumably this is part of Carl Lucas' revenge (as it's shown in parallel with the other payback killings). ...
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469 views

Alien race creates forcefield around city

I'm looking for the name of a movie from the 1950s. It involved an alien race that put a forcefield around a major city (Maybe LA) and some survivors were stuck inside. The most identifying thing I ...
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3answers
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Evidence for and against the ending of Dark Knight Rises

I've heard a few people mention that the ending of Dark Knight Rises, where Alfred sees Bruce and Selina at the bistro in Italy, was just a dream. When I watched it I thought it was really happening. ...
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Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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2answers
465 views

“Do you want my peanuts?”

I remember this one scene from a movie, and would really like to be able to refer to it in a piece about humor. Can you identify the movie? The character barely makes it in time to board an airplane ...
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274 views

What does the automaton symbolise?

The Best Offer includes a lot of symbolism revolving around the automaton that plays an important role in the film. Besides the automaton itself, there are a lot of gears and pieces of clockwork. Then ...

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