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Long and blonde haired guy killed by a robot coming out the television. Next scene is a graveyard with a veiled woman

There was this guy (feminish) with long blonde hair, sitting on a couch, smoking, with remote control in one hand, wearing an off-white long gown, in a large mostly empty room watching television ...
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Man catches a bird by putting glue on a tree branch

I am looking for a movie from which I only recall one scene. The scene is set in a forest and there is a man, and perhaps also a child, who puts some kind of glue on a tree branch. When, later on, a ...
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548 views

What techniques were used for the animation in The Triplets of Belleville?

The brilliant modern animated movie The Triplets of Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendez-Vous) is both moving as a story and has beautifully stylistic animation. The images are clearly meant to ...
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118 views

Couple with the most grandchildren to win a house

There's a nice, comedic, old movie in which a house is built in a small town and is promised to the resident couple with the most grandchildren. I can't remember the name of it or the names of the ...
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104 views

Is the role of Colonel Race true to the novel?

Having seen Death on the Nile for many times, it only occured to me recently that the role of Colonel Race, played by David Niven, doesn't seem to serve much more than being a slightly more "socially ...
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745 views

Teenagers with supernatural powers

I happened to see a TV programme few days back and now I have a fixation on it. The problem is I don't know the name of the movie or series whatever it was. I was thinking that if I typed in what I ...
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179 views

Why does the ex-undercover cop in Homefront keep sensitive files about his identity unprotected at home?

The recent Jason Statham action movie Homefront has a lead character who used to be an undercover DEA cop, Phil Broker. Phil has moved to some small town in the country so his daughter can have a ...
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92 views

How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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306 views

How is George Stark related to the twin?

During the course of The Dark Half we learn that the killer is actually George Stark, an alter ego that Thad Beaumont invented in order to publish books not to be brought in relation with his name. ...
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76 views

Protagonist smuggles swords through an airport in a case filled with clay

I saw this movie when I was very young, and remember bits and pieces that are largely unsearchable. It has sentimental value to me, and I'd love to watch it again as an adult. The main guy in the ...
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312 views

Female serial killer plays children's song before killing

I am looking for this film that I watched when I was kid. It is about a serial killer who plays a childish song before killing. The man who chases her finally learned that she was his best friend's ...
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297 views

Why did Ben get trapped in the parallel paradox/mirrors?

In the end of the movie Mirrors, Ben got trapped in the parallel paradox/mirror. The majority of us would have thought that this aspect has to play a crucial role in its sequel Mirrors 2, but none of ...
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415 views

What was the relevance of the tea?

In The Escape Artist there's an in reference to tea which I don't understand. When acting as Liam Foyle's defence Maggie Gardner drinks some tea which he asks about. Foyle: What tea is that? ...
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165 views

Children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade

The short (from the late 70's or early 80's, I think) was about video game addiction and had children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade. I remember one kid claiming it was for ...
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201 views

Teens filming on a ghost train ride

I am recalling a scene from a horror movie, although it could be a parody (like Scary Movie). A group of teenagers are in an old fairground ride, either a ghost train or mini train style ride. They ...
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101 views

Why does Dormer hesitate to sign Ellie's report?

During the course of Insomnia Ellie is given the task of investigating the death of Det. Eckhart, who is supposed to have been shot by the killer, but who we know was shot by his partner Det. Dormer. ...
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252 views

Martial arts movie where a fighter runs across the face of a building

This movie is in a modern setting. A urban city. The martial artists in this film can run up city buildings etc... I remember in the opening the girl in the movie (daughter of one of the grand ...
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486 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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164 views

A kid and a ghost in a school basketball stadium

I'm looking for a movie from the 90s (I think). It's about a kid helped by a ghost. I only remember a scene when they are in a school basketball stadium and one of the players tries to hit the kid ...
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Why didn't the German officer kill Szpilman?

In the movie The Pianist, just before the end of the movie Szpilman was caught by the German officer at the house when he was trying to open a can. And then he asked Szpilman to play piano. Why did ...
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119 views

Why didn't R and Julie just drive away?

In the film, Warm Bodies, R tells Julie that she must wait a few days until the zombies forget that she is around before trying to escape. I understand that R is crushing on Julie at this point and ...
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367 views

When does Jane Eyre return to Thornfield Hall after she runs away?

Towards the end of the movie, Jane Eyre, she runs away from her fiancee's house after discovering he is already married. However, she returns after realising her love and inability to be without him. ...
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218 views

Man looking for treasure, only to be strangled by a skeletal hand

This is an English horror movie I watched on television in 1990s. One of the scene is as follows: A man is looking for some treasure in some house. … He digs (or opens some compartment in) ...
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93 views

Was Jerry expecting Katie to show up in the movie “Eight Below”?

When Katie first arrives on the base, Jerry runs to the plane to help her down. He can be heard saying, "I didn't expect to see you this year!" Katie replies, "Yeah, well I guess you got lucky." This ...
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280 views

Why did the cop make this decision?

At the end of the French movie Polisse a cop kills herself when she gets promoted and she notices her coworkers don't "care" but I'm sure there were many pre-factors I missed during the film. But what ...
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215 views

A movie about a chef and a woman who share a studio in NY

So, this movie was shot in the 80s or really early 90s. It was about a woman who moves in a house a friend of her was nice enough to offer. Unfortunately he has already offered the same house ...
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Casey Novak's lie and departure

In Law & Order: SVU, what was the 'lie' that Casey Novak told to a judge that led to her being fired/disbarred/imprisoned? What exactly was the consequence? How did it come out that she had lied?
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Bonsai in the wall

I am looking for a movie. It has something to do with computers. Towards the end there is a scene in a pretty nice office. One of the main characters is on the phone and there is a beautiful bonsai ...
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139 views

What happens in the final scene?

In the final scene of Reality, is Luciano actually inside the Big Brother house? Or has he completely lost his grip on reality while watching television?
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250 views

In the 1974 version of The Longest Yard, what was the reason for the drop kick?

In the original, 1974 version of The Longest Yard, during the big game, the convicts are on the 16 yard line facing fourth and four and Crewe calls for a drop kick. The kick is successful (though if ...
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267 views

Industry standards for releasing a film (i.e. press conference, premieres, red carpet, etc.)?

What are the Hollywood industry standards for how a movie is released? For instance, in South Korea, there is a general schedule leading up to every movie release: non-screening event (e.g. a director ...
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421 views

Movie where two couples are stuck inside because of an airborne disease?

I remember seeing a trailer for a movie where one couple visits another and the two are stuck together in the house because of an airborne disease outside. Other people come along and knock on the ...
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225 views

WW II romantic comedy with the line “Thanks for the add”

I'm racking my brain trying to remember an American made (ca. early 1940s?) war film about Americans at war, perhaps with some romantic comedy aspects to it. Main reason for interest: Mess scene in ...
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357 views

Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...
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164 views

Movie about cold killers hunting a child?

It must be a late 1980s or beginning 1990s American movie. I think the plot is that some gangsters/killers want to kill a little boy. There is a scene in which the kid is in a house in an open ...
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Why the name change from Hewitt to Sawyer?

I just watched the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) and I don't understand where the name Sawyer came in. In the original as well as the version with Jessica Beil, the name was Hewitt. "Footage ...
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109 views

Do all of the Hughes brothers' movies have religion references?

I've seen so far: Menace II Society (1993) and The Book of Eli (2010) by Hughes brothers. Both of the movies have strong references to religion. In case of Menace II Society it's Christianity and ...
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151 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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333 views

In the 2012 movie Compliance why was the maintenance man the only one with sense?

Sandra, the manager, and several employees went along with a man on the phone and put Becky through a strip search ordeal. Why was the maintenance man, Harold, who came in later in the day, the only ...
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76 views

Were the 5 men indicted for murder?

I recently saw, 30+ years after my first viewing, the 1968 Truffaut classic La mariée était en noir, starring Jeanne Moreau as the avenging bride Julie Kohler. There's something in the plot that I ...
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300 views

Explanation for why Jon Kramer says he is responsible for Jeff's kid's death

In Saw 3, during the end and the parallell Saw 4 movie, Jon told Jeff that the reason he could kill him was because he (Jon Kramer or Jigsaw) was the one responsible for his child's death. Is he ...
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312 views

Martial Arts movie where fight takes place in gym

There was a Martial Arts movie I remember seeing as a kid that featured 2 male fighters; one was a serious fighter and the other was comic relief. The one specific scene I can remember is the final ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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363 views

What is the theme of Cash Back?

Today I watched Cashback. But I am in doubt whether I understood its theme properly or not. At the end, it is a love story. But somethings I could not connect to the plot. Like his power to pause time ...
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1k views

How did Frank Gallagher end up in Mexico?

At the end of the final episode of the second season of Shameless (S2E12), Estefania hits Frank on the head with a frying pan and the guys carry him to the backyard. Later, he is buried in snow. But ...
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371 views

French serial-killer film involving a ghost-writer

A ghost-writer meets a lady in a highway hotel who has a fight with her lover. Later he offers to drop her at home where she introduces this guy as her fiancé. During their journey, the radio talks of ...
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152 views

Why the rush to get to the general in Blackadder?

In Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital Blackadder reveals that Nurse Mary is the spy. She is lead away to be shot and then George reveals that he was really giving the information away by sending ...
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266 views

Adolf Hitler using the technology in the phone to win a war?

In the television series, Misfits, S03E04, how did Adolf Hitler actually use the technology present in the cell phone to win the war?
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299 views

Desert high school kid whose mother tried to send him to rehab in Fiji or Samoa

An Independent movie. Time frame was maybe 2008 (a guess) – very modern – could be today. The location was the American Southwest desert, I think Vegas or Arizona The kid was brilliant. Lived in a ...
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Unjustified Ending of The Proposition

The ending of 2005 Australian movie The Proposition left me unsatisfied. Arthur Burns takes revenge from Captain Stanley for the death of his brother but doesn't do anything to Eden Fletcher who was ...

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