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Is Nolan citing Borges?

When I was watching Interstellar a few days ago and Cooper passed the black hole horizon to find himself in a "non-space" on the other side of his daughter's bookshelves where he had access to all ...
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1answer
112 views

What is funny about Frankie's line about aspiration?

In Frankie and Johnny, Frankie says: Aspiration? Have you been shaving again? What's funny about this line?
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What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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7k views

How did Vito know about the betrayal?

In The Godfather, why did Barzini want Michael dead, after the five families had apparently made peace? How did Vito know this? How did he know about the specific way in which it would happen, and how ...
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567 views

Blade Runner - What makes this movie so iconic?

Blade Runner has a lot of buzz around it. Everyone knows the movie, it's widely cited and highly regarded. However, after watching it twice I just wasn't impressed. I thought it was average at best....
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Who is the musical group that performed at the end of an David Letterman show that I am describing (they performed probably in the 2000s)?

There was a musical act that closed a David Letterman episode quite a few years back. It might have been in around 2000s or even before in the 90s. The act had a soulful brunette girl as the singer, ...
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How can humans travel to 12 different planets in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar humanity tries to save humanity by colonizing planets by using a wormhole which leads to another galaxy. While the protagonist travels through the wormhole his crewmate says ...
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247 views

Experiment in prison setting with half guards and half prisoners

I'm trying to remember the title to this movie that I saw. I know it was on HBO when I saw it about 2 years ago. The plot is this group of males are brought into this prison for an experiment. Half of ...
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524 views

Woman goes after serial killer who may have killed her sister

I'm looking to find a film I watched in the late 90's possibly early 00's. A woman goes in hunt of a serial killer. I think he may have killed her sister. It turns out that she has no leads what so ...
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232 views

Was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial shot in 1.85 or 2.35?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: http://www.amazon.fr/E-T-lExtra-Terrestre-Peluche-Dee-Wallace/dp/B008JELMU6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top http://www.amazon.fr/E-T-...
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3answers
1k views

Explanation of The Scribbler's supernatural abilities please

Q: How does Katie's character in The Scribbler (2014) have supernatural abilities, or, anyone who uses her machine for that matter? D: There seems to me to be no good explanation in the movie about ...
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1answer
137 views

What was the explosion when Holden interrogates Leon?

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover that "...
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1answer
152 views

Identify this horror movie featuring a demon and excorcism

I am trying to find the movie that i can't remember the name. The genre is horror and i just remember few scene, its about the man who lost some one and in the burial ceremony of that person he ruined ...
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5answers
1k views

How did V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) become self aware?

In the movie, I, Robot, V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) becomes self aware; perhaps too aware to order assassinations and prepare for enslavement of humanity. In the movie, it ...
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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1answer
211 views

What is the name of this film about a military person living on an island?

I saw a film (maybe from Italy) on TV, but not all of it and I don’t know the name of the film or the actors & creator. Here is the part of the story that I saw: A military person lives on an ...
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Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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1answer
219 views

A movie from the 90s or 2000s, about 2 guys, that everything they could think would simply disappears from existence [duplicate]

Its been soo long so my memories is vague and could be flawed, but I think they were in a house with the windows barricaded and they were on the couch watching the news because they were wanted by the ...
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4answers
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80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
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1answer
106 views

What's funny about “Looking gay people up in the directory”?

In Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny said he has a gay cousin, what's funny about "Looking gay people up in the directory, under the now listings,"?
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346 views

What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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2answers
293 views

Why didn't Four know Tris?

Four is two years older than Tris and their fathers work together. They would have gone to the same school. Why didn't they know each other? As far as I understand, they first meet when Tris goes to ...
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1answer
314 views

What's the earliest movie with a comedic scene of mistaking a bull for a cow?

As a child I saw an American comedy maybe from the 50s/60s about a woman who loses one man after the other by death. In one scene a soon-to-be-dead husband is trying to milk what he mistakes for a cow ...
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What are considered the major film genres? [closed]

I understand this is a little subjective, but I'm trying to categorize all of my movies using an app called Plex, and it's got so many genres listed that it's making things difficult. So, I'm trying ...
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4answers
916 views

Why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message?

In Interstellar, we saw Murph, Tom, Prof. Brand are able to send message to Cooper. Then why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message as well?
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4answers
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If Cooper wanted to stay, why did he send the NASA Coordinates?

In Interstellar, after Cooper arrives in the Tesseract, Cooper tries to send the message STAY to his daughter in the past so she won't let him go on the mission. If that was his intention then why did ...
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1answer
4k views

What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel there?...
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2answers
215 views

Vito and Luca question

Can anyone tell me why Vito would send Luca to Tattaglia's night club under the ruse of being a traitor in The Godfather? The relationship between Vito and Luca must have been well known in the mob ...
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1k views

Why the Robots were like this?

In Interstellar, why robots are so different from conventional robots. I mean, mostly its tried to made robot more humanly looking but they made them squares, why?
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1answer
212 views

Is there a reason for the appearance of the kid with the toy gun in the supermarket?

In Capote, there is a scene where Capote buys some baby food for Perry in a supermarket. Perry is on a hunger strike and Capote wants to feed him, in order to interview him. As he browsers for food in ...
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1answer
577 views

Guy makes girl smokes crack, then she gets decapitated

I can't think of it for the life of me, but it's driving me crazy.... I think it was an early 90s movie and the bad guy makes this female smoke Ice or crack, then decapitates her and the cops show up ...
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2answers
23k views

How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
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3answers
8k views

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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1answer
432 views

Please explain the ending of S5E5 of The Walking Dead to me

If you haven't seen The Walking Dead S5E5 yet, here's what happens:
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1answer
630 views

Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?

I am curious about a significant difference between the book and the movie of "A clockwork orange". In the novel by Burgess, "A clockwork orange" is a sort of meta-title; when Alex and his friends ...
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1answer
804 views

How can Cooper communicate with his daughter before the time he went to space?

In the movie Interstellar it's shown that after Cooper fell into the Black Hole, he communicates with his daughter Murph through some codes as Ghost. My doubt is how can he communicate to his daughter ...
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What is the significance of Murphy's law?

What is significance of Murphy's law in the film Interstellar. What is the message behind it and how is it related to the plot?
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206 views

What is funny about “Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer”?

In Scarecrow (1973), what is funny about the line "Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer"?
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1answer
551 views

The movie/show in a prison where the bad guy tests all the inmates blood?

I think it's an open prison where the inmates control themselves. The inmate leader tests every new inmate's blood to see if he can find a compatible match to cure him. There is a young kid who is a ...
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6answers
672 views

What is the shortest timespan depicted in a movie?

Based on this question, what feature-length movie* (about 80 minutes or longer) covers the smallest amount of time? I'm thinking along the lines of Run Lola Run which only covers about 20 minutes. *...
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1answer
3k views

Was “Birdman” and/or “Riggan Thomas” written for Michael Keaton?

Some elements of Birdman seem custom-fit to the actor Michael Keaton: He plays Riggan Thomas, an actor who is about 25 years removed from a blockbuster role as a superhero, just like Michael Keaton ...
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2answers
677 views

How can Vincent appear in the scenes at the end of Pulp Fiction

I have just seen Pulp Fiction for the first time. I don't understand the scene how Vincent reappears in the final scenes where earlier in the movie, Butch kills him. Actually the movie is a bit ...
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1answer
360 views

Movie about doctor selling the test tube baby fetus by cloning to many couples

I want to find this movie out. I don't remember much of the plot. But I'll write as far as I can remember. This is a movie about cloning.I watched this 10 or 12 years back. A couple who couldn't ...
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1answer
13k views

What happened in “If I Stay”?

In the movie If I Stay, Mia got in car accident with her family. Her parents died. Her younger brother died in hospital. Mia was in a coma. We saw her consciousness (maybe, I'm confused) going through ...
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4answers
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What was Mann's motivation?

In Interstellar, the crew members visited the second planet and found Mann. Soon after finding Mann, they discover that he has lied about the data. And then he tried to kill Cooper as he decides to ...
3
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1answer
14k views

What does the casting director mean by “be authentically, anatomically not Jewish” in Friends?

In the Friends episode The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin, Joey auditions with a casting director; the plot is as described: The Casting Director: Terrific! Well uh, there’s one more thing. Uhh,...
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1answer
862 views

How was Plan B supposed to work?

In the movie Interstellar, a backup plan was made in case the primary plan to evacuate earth failed. The plan entailed deployment of frozen human embryos on the new planet to essentially restart the ...
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2answers
624 views

What is the longest timespan depicted in a movie?

Most movies depict a few days to a week's worth of real-time. What movie depicts the longest amount of time?
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1answer
787 views

Kid holds barbed wire to save his parents

All I can remember about this action movie from the 90s is a kind of sadistic torture in which a couple is hanging over a well. The only way their child has to save them from falling inside is holding ...

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