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Is it legal to cut off the credits when showing a movie on TV?

Where I am (which I won't specify), there are a couple of free-to-air movie channels. However, almost every movie I watch has the boring bit of the credits cut off. That is, if there are bloopers with ...
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What is the meaning of pin the KGB-resident gave Nina?

In The Americans S01E12 what sort of pin did the KGB-resident give Nina after she swore the oath? What was it's significance and meaning (rank-insignia? "shield"? medal/order?)? Was it the ...
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What is the meaning of McCoy's reply?

At the end of the Law and Order episode "Innocence" (S20E16) A.D.A Cutter's former mentor (and opposing lawyer) reveals the secret that Cutter never made his bachelor's degree in order to discredit ...
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A geek so nondescript he was a 'stealth' spy [closed]

Might have been a TV series, American. The character was a chubby white geek who was working as an operative, or a spy. He might had been 'invisible' or something, because he was able to enter rooms ...
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Is the overzealous and overprotectiveness of Sheriff Will Teasle as seen in the movie “First Blood” (1982) possible in USA?

When John Rambo travels to the small town of Hope, Oregon, he was quickly spotted by the town's sheriff, Will Teasle. Teasle soon picks him up and drives him to the edge of town, while stressing his ...
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Were the 3 prequels intended?

After the making of Episode IV V and VI of star wars, was it immediately decided to make the 3 prequels or was it due to some other factors (eg: financial)?
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590 views

Why could nobody understand what the Hath where saying?

In season 4, episode 6 - "The Doctors' Daughter" - there is a war going on between the Hath and Humans, and Martha ends up in the base of the Hath. Normally the Tardis would translate the language in ...
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1answer
238 views

Why couldn't Clara understand the aliens?

In the rings of Akhaten Clara and the Doctor spend some time walking around and talking to aliens. There were a couple of scenes where Clara didn't understand what the aliens were saying (and some ...
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1answer
252 views

Machine Gun Preacher

I started watching Machine Gun Preacher. It's not the greatest quality movie I have seen. However the theme is about the warzone in Uganda, and I find it to be a bit coincidental with the whole Kony ...
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644 views

Will's problem in Good Will Hunting

I am a big fan of this movie. However I did not understand what Will's major problem was? He was a mathematical genius but did not care about academic or financial success. I do get that he was a ...
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Did Hayao Miyazaki make any movie without an environmental theme?

All the movies I know so far from Miyazaki all have interaction between people and the natural environment as one of their themes. Did he make any movies without this subject?
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Plot summaries for the other two movies related to Moon

Moon, the 2009 British science fiction drama film directed by Duncan Jones, is suppose to be the first in a "trilogy of films set in the same fictional universe." What are the plot summaries for the ...
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Is the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk meant to be a spiritual sequel to the 2003 version?

In 2003 Hulk was released to theatres with very unfavorable reviews and the director even calling it a financial failure. Due in part to this failure they rebooted the franchise only 5 years later in ...
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1answer
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Where did Doc Hudson go?

Is it ever implied anywhere exactly what happened to Doc Hudson between the events of Cars and Cars 2? At I've point one of the characters says something like "doc would've been proud of you". I ...
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1answer
422 views

Alternate Fellowship of the Rings Opening

I went to see "Fellowship of the Ring" within its first week of showing at a cinema. I remember it having a scene at the beginning that has Frodo being asked to tell the story of how he lost his ...
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1answer
600 views

Why was one of the last scenes from the original Superman film cut?

In the first Superman film, there's a scene at the end of the film where Lex Luthor has Miss Teschmacher hanging from a rope, where he then drops her to the lions (in my memory, it was crocodiles, but ...
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1answer
647 views

Never Back Down relationship between Mr and Ryan McCarthy

There's a scene in Never Back Down where Mr McCarthy attempts to provoke his son into reacting in front of his friends. It seems strange to me that the character would be included at all if it was ...
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1answer
670 views

Are Max Cooperman and Ryan McCarthy friends in Never Back Down?

I don't understand the relationship between Max Cooperman and Ryan McCarthy. At the beginning of the film scene they appear to be on good terms Ryan is observing the fight Jake interupts Max and ...
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1answer
114 views

In the Doctor Who episode Hide how does the Alien become trapped?

It's implied that Hila Tukurian became trapped in the pocket universe while exploring time travel. If that's the case how did the other creature get there?
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What does Barney say and mean?

It's in season 8 episode 3 of How I Met Your Mother at 8:22min. I found it on youtube too. "Barney!!!" "Icksnay on the ealray amenay!" "Mr and Mrs Erikson?" "Youuu son of a... itchbay!" The ...
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1answer
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Why didn't Marshall and Lily receive the check?

In the television series, How I Met Your Mother, S08E11, Lily and Marshall go to the storage room of the shop of an old friend. It looks weird to them and freak out. Their friend brings up a check ...
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1answer
410 views

Why doesn't Barney wear the Duckie Tie?

In How I Met Your Mother Barney loses the Duckie Tie bet in October 2011 when he cannot perform the Benihana routine satisfactorily. He was to wear it for 1 year, hence October 2012. However, I was ...
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1answer
892 views

Is there a database for “Who wants to be millionaire?” questions?

I'm looking for a database or any other source that has a set of past "Who wants to be millionaire" questions?. I would prefer one that is update frequently and that also has answers to the ...
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1answer
137 views

Why was 'Lee Evans: So what now?' cancelled?

I watched So What Now a few years ago. I think it's probably one of the most underrated sitcoms I've seen and that it was well made and funny but it only ran for one series. Why was this cancelled? ...
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1answer
218 views

Why was FlashForward Cancelled?

Why was this, one of the shows which had the best sci-fi plots, cancelled over 'V'? It's even rated 7.5 on IMDB, while we see many other lower-rated shows run for a long time! Is there a chance that ...
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1answer
939 views

What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0PvMpHHwjY
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1answer
280 views

Name of the Paladins' weapons?

In the 2008 film, Jumper, the Paladins use an electrified cable weapon to incapacitate jumpers, was this weapon ever given a name?
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1answer
386 views

What led to the cancellation of Kings?

Kings was a short run series that aired on NBC in the US that told, in a modern sense, the story of David from the bible. The series seemed to have a sense of where it was going and aired a full ...
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2answers
124 views

Is “Breaking In” canceled or not?

I recently started watching a show called "Breaking In". I have found multiple different articles, some claiming it was cancelled, then renewed, and then others claiming that it was cancelled again. ...
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1answer
266 views

How is the relationship between the reader and the story affected by movies that are released prior to the completion of a book series?

The Harry Potter movies are clearly intended for people who have been reading the books but unlike situations where a single movie is made from a single book, these movies were released prior to the ...
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1answer
313 views

What was the first film or television show that used computer generated credits?

I imagine, but do not know for sure, that in the early days of film and television, credits were filmed on a second reel and added to the production after the fact. Historically, what was the first ...
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2answers
78 views

Sense of the “Vessel has to say 'yes'” system?

In the television series, Supernatural Season 5, throughout the series we see that Michel and a few angels torture Sam and Dean to say "yes" to give their bodies up. My question is, What is the whole ...
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1answer
190 views

Identify the movie that the rain scene in Cable Guy mimics?

The rain scene in Cable Guy seemed to be based of a scene from a classic movie, can anyone identify the original movie?
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1answer
124 views

Why is it that the police are helping track down Joe in Looper (2012)

During some scenes it show helicopter and near the end when Old Joe goes into the mob boss base you see police cars ready to move out. If it's organised crime gang why would they help kill Joe?
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Why does Bane wear the mask?

Throughout the movie, we're given different versions of the past. I am also not sure if it's ever made very clear why Bane wears his mask. So, why did Bane have to wear his mask?
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1answer
138 views

Why didn't the zombies eat her initially?

After R eats Perry's brains, he falls for Julie. He then takes her back to the airport, and she was in the group of zombies that went back to the airport. Why didn't the other zombies attack and eat ...
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1answer
5k views

What is the reason for making “Human Centipede 2” in black and white?

As per Tom Six's claim for Human Centipede 2 to make it more graphic and disturbing, making the first film seem like "My Little Pony compared with part two." So why to make it in black and white? So ...
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0answers
750 views

Why does no one notice the Joker when he is present as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight, when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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1answer
630 views

Breaking a whiskey glass with your bare hands: how would this have been done?

In Broken City, there's a scene where the character, Jack Valliant, breaks his whiskey glass by squeezing it with his bare hands. I'd first like to know if this is actually physically possible. ...
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3answers
194 views

Why is the breeding aspect important?

In one scene, we are clearly told that the dinosaurs couldn't breed on their own because they are all female. We later find that, in fact, since they used frog dna to create the dinosaurs, they can ...
7
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2answers
483 views

Who is the person who passes in front of the narrator on the automated walkway?

In Fight Club, before we see the scene of the Narrator (Ed Norton) meeting Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) for the first time on the airplane, we see another scene - here the narrator is passing on an ...
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2answers
3k views

How come films like American Psycho, Fight club, In Bruges are black comedy?

Internet says "Black comedy is a form of comedy in which serious issues such as cannibalism, rape, genocide, terminal illnesses, etc. are treated humorously". But I don't see any comedy scenes in ...
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1answer
3k views

Why did the ending change in the Fight Club Adaptation?

Recently finishing up the book Fight Club after being a fan of the movie for so long. While the movie retains most of the dialogue and several tones of the book, one giant contrast is now present to ...
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1answer
784 views

What music were in “The Americans” ep. 1 and 4? [closed]

I'm wondering about the artist/title of two songs used in "The Americans": Episode 1 (The Pilot): Music used during the foot-chasing sequence at the beginning (where they're chasing the ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

What weapon does Clyde use to kill his cell mate?

I was watching the movie Law Abiding Citizen. I can't quite figure out what weapon Clyde uses to kill his cell mate. It didn't look like a knife. And whatever it was, where did he get that from in a ...
5
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1answer
406 views

Need help identifying movie and/or TV show by plot point

There was a movie or a show where a guy has a date with a girl. He thinks it goes well, but she doesn't return any of his calls so he begins to think something terrible has happened to her. He ...
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How much of the video compilation made for Lilly's memorial was actually Amanda Seyfried?

In S1E4 ("Wrath of Con") of Veronica Mars, a memorial fountain is dedicated to Lilly Kane. Logan, her ex-boyfriend, is assigned the task of creating a video montage as a tribute to be viewed during ...
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vote
1answer
590 views

In “A Late Quartet”, is the Pablo Casals anecdote based on a true story?

In the movie, A Late Quartet, Peter (Walken) relates to his class an anecdote involving him and the cellist, Pablo Casals. Is this adapted from a true story? (Please provide the complete anecdote if ...
2
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1answer
277 views

TV show about a female detective aired on HBO or Showtime in 2007 and 2008

Can anybody identify this TV show about a female detective aired on HBO or Showtime in 2007 and 2008? Female detective, sex addict, drinks heavily. An angel appears to her, it is her guardian ...
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1answer
284 views

What was the dinosaur supervisor supposed to do in Jurassic Park?

I was wondering around the internet and I came across a wonderful image that made me laugh for half an hour. The joke was funny, but it rose a doubt in my head. What is the real job of a dinosaur ...

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