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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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470 views

Does this flashback scene refer to an actual previous episode?

In the Television series, How I met Your Mother, Season 8 Episode 11, a reference has been made to a point of time 5 years ago where Barney doesn't follows the rule of a "Jinx" and ends up in a ...
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632 views

Why did Phoebe hate massage parlors?

Though Phoebe was working as Massage Professional, why did she hate massage parlors? And convincing her friends not to go there?
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607 views

Swords in The Hobbit

Why don't Orcrist / Goblin-cleaver and Glamdring / Foe-hammer glow like Sting when orcs/goblins are near?
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What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?

The 'How you doing?' line of Joey in Friends is very famous. English is my third language. I seem it's general conversation dialogue. What's so special about it?
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What happened to Darren Vogel in CSI:Miami?

In the S10E19 of CSI:Miami, Darren Vogel is also in the car which was driven by Sam (in the final segment of the episode). But after the accident, we see Sam is carried away by Horatio and Delko. ...
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329 views

Why does Madhavan help his ex-wife in the first place?

In the 2012 Bollywood Movie, Jodi Breakers staring R.Madhavan and Bipasha Basu, why does Madhavan help his ex-wife in the first place? What lures him to help her?
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159 views

Green Colour of Blood in “Mankatha”

In The South Indian Tamil Movie, 'Mankatha' why is the colour of blood shown to be Green in the main character's imagination? The movie is miles far from anything related to Science Fiction or ...
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233 views

Does the title of Kaagaz Ke Phool carry any significance?

What is the significance (if any) of the title of Kaagaz Ke Phool?
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42 views

Complaints about “Pati Sudharo Sansthan”?

In the 2010 hindi movie, Hello Darling, how come the victims of "Pati Sudharo Sansthan" never filed any police complain about it. It is surely illegal and should not be operating at all. How were ...
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246 views

Did Kareena Kapoor charge Aamir Khan for talking to her?

In the 2012 Hindi movie, Talaash, Did Rosie charge Surjan Singh for the endless talking by the river side he did for a few days? After-all, she was a 'fancy lady'. Also, Surjan Singh must have become ...
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4answers
343 views

What was the first case of a celebrity playing a fictionalized version of her/himself?

James Van Der Beek in Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is one of the more recent examples of celebrities playing a fictionalized version of themselves To be clear, I'm not talking about a ...
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886 views

Did Captain Jack Sparrow eat people?

In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest we saw Captain Jack Sparrow was the cannibal tribes chieftain. Is there a backstory that clarifies whether or not Jack is a people eater?
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164 views

Did the Man in Black know he would lose his powers?

During the finale of Lost, The Man in Black travels with Jack to the Source of the Island's powers in order, in his objective, to destroy the Island and finally get away from it. However, Jack's plan ...
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1k views

Did George Lucas try to acquire the rights to 'The Lord Of The Rings' / 'The Hobbit'?

  [Source] This review of the movie Willow, which was produced by George Lucas, claims: George Lucas was desperately attempting to secure the rights to the Lord of the Rings series and its ...
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1answer
106 views

Why all the hate towards Cherita?

On a recent reviewing of Donnie Darko, while understanding most of what is going on, one bit always seems a bit extreme for me, the blatant hate of Cherita Chen by a lot of the schoolchildren. While ...
6
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1answer
177 views

Why does the Island's powers appear as electromagnetism?

Dring the course of Lost, the Island's power are continuously quantified as electromagnetic in nature. However, why do the creators go this route, attempting to use science to explain the ...
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1answer
256 views

Is the Land of Ooo really a post apocalyptic Earth?

I have heard a lot of theories spout about how the world of Adventure Time is actually based on a Post-Apocalypic Earth that has adapted to nuclear fallout, changing all living things with what they ...
7
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1answer
172 views

Do Jake's powers have any real limitation?

Jake the Dog has the power to expand and retract his body at will and to seemingly, any size desired. But does he have a size limit as far as how big he can expand himself or how small he can shrink ...
6
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1answer
249 views

Is there a visually optimal area to view a 3-D movie at the theatre?

3-D films are becoming more and more common. While I find the experience interesting, I have yet to find "the best seat in the house". Opticaly, there ought to be a optimal viewing area where the ...
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Alien Director's cut - What does Ash drink in the movie?

I was watching the Alien director's cut and noticed that Ash the science officer, who is revealed to be an android later in the movie, in one of the scenes is shown to be drinking what appears to be ...
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1answer
201 views

Katherine wearing the same clothes as Elena Gilbert?

In the Vampire Diaries, S02, How come Katherine manages to get her hands on the exact same clothes as Elena and act as her? This happens multiple times throughout the season. Stefan asks this question ...
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2answers
523 views

How could Joe end up in the field?

I guess this is more a question about the nature of time travel more than anything else. At the end of the movie, Joe shoots himself in a field and changes the course of history. What I'm curious ...
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2answers
644 views

Is it a highly trained mouse?

The mouse used in Mousehunt, the mouse is shown extra ordinarily clever. Was that a real mouse used in that movie or another computer created bug? Whatever it is, it seemed very real!
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102 views

Help me to find the title of a recent film about the building of sewers of London

I've recently seen on TV a film about the building of thr sewers of London (around 1860). I think this film is quite recent. Any idea?
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1answer
64 views

What happened to the new room mate?

In the television series, New Girl, S01E24, it is shown that Smith and Jess conduct interview for new room mate to replace Nick. They select one of them and he also moves in with his luggage but at ...
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1answer
530 views

Why did James Bond draw his gun?

In Casino Royale there is a scene during the poker game when Bond and Vesper go to their room during a pause. On their way Bond fetches an envelope from the reception (that I guess he deposited there ...
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1answer
118 views

How did they know to go to the female detective's house?

In the movie "Blitz", after some time through the movie, just as the female detective (Falls) is being assaulted by the cop-killer (Weiss), the police emerges. How did they know to go there at the ...
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1answer
80 views

Last Action Hero: Can the magic ticket be used more than once?

In the 1993 movie, The Last Action Hero, can the magic ticket be used for more than one time? Like for multiple movies/show? I think that it must not be as the ticket was torn into two at the starting ...
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2answers
2k views
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1answer
167 views

How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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1answer
83 views

Looking for movie: Person observes another's lifestyle and habits in the living room

I've been looking for this movie all day long but I cant find it. I watched it in an independent theatre. Plot: A Person has to observe the lifestyle and habits of some random person from morning to ...
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1answer
6k views

What does the word “Cellar Door” represent in the movie “Donnie Darko”?

I've watched Donnie Darko many times, yet I always feel like I'm missing something important when Drew Barrymore's character brings up "Cellar Door". Edit From imdb.com - quotes - Karen Pommeroy: ...
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2answers
489 views

The character Weyland in Prometheus

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien VS Predator ?
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1answer
535 views

The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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2k views

In Alien Resurrection, the crew are afraid of returning to Earth? Why, what has happened on Earth?

When the crew learn that the ship is set to automatically return to Earth they are clearly disturbed by this. What is Earth like at this time in the Alien story? What has happened to Earth to make ...
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2answers
152 views

What is the name of this french movie?

Many years ago, I have looked a french movie where the main characters were cleaning glasses, then they became hostage in a building. I don't remember the title of this movie. Who can help me to find ...
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1answer
259 views

Last Action Hero refers to real movies?

In the 1993 released English movie, Last Action Hero, is the reference to Jack Slatter real? Was there ever any movie named Jack Slatter with same or similar story to that shown in the movie?
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2answers
5k views

Origin of the Mustache Twirling Villain

Whenever someone thinks about silent cinema the image of the laughing villain, twirling his mustache, and tying the hapless blonde beauty to the railroad, pops up in our collective memory. But in ...
6
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1answer
590 views

How are the best director award winners chosen?

I do not understand how the best director awards are determined each year. It seems impossible to assess the method of a movie director unless you are part of the crew. So, how do the ...
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1answer
101 views

In Roman Holiday, which Royal Family was Ann princess of?

It obviously wasn't the British Royal Family as her first stop on her tour of Europe was London. All I recall from the movie is that it was one of Europe's oldest royal families.
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1answer
105 views

What crops do the peasants in “The Naked Island” grow?

In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island. Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too. What do ...
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2answers
314 views

For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?

Magneto spends the better part of the X-Men trilogy trying to exterminate all human life on earth, being imprisoned and subsequently killing his way out. Afterwards, why was he left free to roam sunny ...
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1answer
423 views

When did theaters first start showing matinees or giving matinee discounts?

I'm trying to figure out if matinees (and the subsequent matinee prices) have always been a part of movie history or if they were adopted later on. I know matinee was adopted by the English from the ...
2
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2answers
1k views

What is the green background? (“green screen”)

What do you call the green backgrounds which are used to create CGI backgrounds, weather reports etc. Why is green color always used?
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1answer
390 views

Who's on the cover of this issue of Playgirl in 30 Rock?

This still is from 30 Rock season 3 episode #14, "The Funcooker": 30 Rock is known for its attention to detail and its endless pursuit of even minor jokes and sight gags, so I am willing to bet ...
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1answer
94 views

Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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5answers
124k views

What happened at the end of The Grey?

I am confused, what happened at the end of The Grey (2011)? Did Ottway die or did he manage to survive?
8
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1answer
485 views

References to “La jetée” in “12 Monkeys”

In some scenes of "12 Monkeys" Cole (Bruce Willis) wears a t-shirt with the word "Chris" very visible. This is an homage to Chris Marker, the french film director of "La jetée" in which the movie is ...
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3answers
665 views

Could Neo's supernatural powers in the real world suggest that there were a super-matrix?

That was what I thought when they released The Matrix Reloaded, and later in The Matrix Revolutions, when Neo exhibits super-natural powers in the "real" world. Giving the posibility that the "real" ...

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