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How do Kryten's spare heads work?

Assuming that the mechanoid's head contains it's personality (which seems logical given when Kryten visits his heads they are all capable of interdependently talking and conversing with him). What ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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How far advanced are today's robots with respect to those shown in Real Steel?

Several high-tech robots are shown in the movie Real Steel. Robots that can follow voice commands and even having shadow recognition and voice recognition there. I was wondering: Do these types of ...
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What software and web sites are portrayed in Dexter?

I noticed while watching Dexter series that absolutely nothing that happens on a computer screen looks even remotely familiar. Operating systems are not Windows, OSX or Linux, nor are they re-skins of ...
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Exceptions to horror genre and female sexuality tropes?

Recalling Carol Clover's Her body, himself: Gender in the Slasher Film, there is typically an androgynous final girl in horror films - such as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween - who survives the movie. ...
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What was the first movie with an openly gay main character?

I'm sure there are plenty of never-released gay/lesbian films from early cinema, but what was the first film released in theaters for the general public? For this question, let's consider openly gay ...
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Group of problematic teenagers gathered in reality show to earn $1 mil?

Problematic teenagers are gathered on a reality show, most of em were involved in sexual-related cases, for example one girl was raped by the brother for a year before she killed her brother in self ...
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Why is lotion used as a metaphor for masturbation?

I've noticed a theme in sitcoms, more from the 80s/90s than now, that a bottle of hand lotion would be used a sign that a character has been masturbating. I don't get it. I imagine that lotion might ...
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Medieval period movie with life size chess scene played out by village folk, turns into semi-orgy

So around 30? years ago (1984+/-) my parents were watching a movie? on TV (similar theme to today's "Reign" TV show) e.g. set in a medieval time period and I was in the room (likely playing LEGO not ...
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Why kids are allowed to play in Caligula (1979) movie?

Why kids are allowed in Caligula (1979) movie? Actually Caligula (1979) is pure adult movie, even i can clearly saw sexual activity involved in the film. There is a scene: where womans with bare ...
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The African Queen (1951) - did Charlie and Rosie have sex?

All right, it is obviously not shown on the screen but did they actually have sex after they miraculously passed the rapids? First, the scene ends with long emotional kiss. Second, Charlie is ...
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Is the street fight in “They Live” the longest clocked street fight in a film?

Now discounting satires or films that are specifically about fighting... Is the brawl between Nada and Frank in "They Live" the longest non-stop fight in a film? It's clocked at around 5 minutes of ...
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How were zombies first depicted in film?

I would like to know in what ways and why the concept, appearance, and manner of the zombie has changed from its original conception (early 20th century) to today's?
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Was Dr. Lecter really cooking human flesh?

In the TV-series Hannibal in one of the episodes we see Dr. Lecter killing a man and there are many incidents throughout the season about Hannibal killing people. But I didn't understand or could not ...
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Why aren't the characters floating two levels down?

If level 0 is reality, the characters in the van are at level 1. The van drops off the edge of the bridge, and goes into freefall. At level 2, in the hotel, they experience the freefall as well. ...
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Christmassy movie about a rat in a toy store

I suddenly remembered seeing a movie on T.V. when I was a kid. I have no idea what the story was about, but I remember the following things: was animated in a very distinct non-Disney style (unlike ...
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What is this animated christmas TV Movie about a sentient ornament?

I have vague memories of a TV movie from the late nineties about a sentient Christmas decoration. It was called something like "the Littlest Christmas Ball." In terms of plot, I have nothing, but I ...
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Shutter Island - missing glass scene

In the movie Shutter Island, there is a scene where a lady during interrogation asks for a glass of water. However, when she drinks the water, there is no glass at all. A moment later and the glass ...
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Man pays woman's fare on a bus and falls in love

I once saw a movie about a man who pays the fare of a woman on a bus. From there he falls in love with the girl. They then become friends, and indulge in many acts of sexual fetish in their ...
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Is the first part of “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” based on Kubrick's or Spielberg's concepts/style?

I remember (99% sure) an interview with Spielberg (in a documentary of Kubrick's lifework), where he states that many critics falsely supposed that Spielberg was responsible for the first part ...
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What was the first live-action movie to feature a talking animal?

What was the first live-action movie to feature a talking animal, and did the film predate the first live-action televised appearance of a talking animal?
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Why is the Weasley house destroyed in the sixth Harry Potter film?

The destruction of the Weasley house added no plot element and it was not in the book. The Weasley home was basically supposed to be the safest place for Harry (aside from Hogwarts). Why did the film ...
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What explains the digitization effect experienced by Stevens in one of his “flashbacks”?

In the movie Source Code, during one of his "flashbacks," Stevens experiences the world appear to disintegrate, and "digitize." While watching the movie, you get the impression this is the result of ...
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First appearance of a weapon with the power of a nuclear bomb?

Atomic Bomb Predicted Before It's Time Written literature that predated the atomic bomb made references to man creating a weapon that could set the sky on fire. H.G. Wells book The Time Machine ...
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Children run in midair, stone bricks appear at their feet to create a castle

Does anyone know this movie? It's animated but not Japanese. These four children are travelling with this older creepy dude. Near the end they run around in midair and stone bricks appear at their ...
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Possible flaw in Predestination (2014)

This is in regards to the movie Predestination. This is an amazing movie, beautiful extrapolation of the short story and brilliant execution. I wonder if there is a tiny little flaw: Jane would have ...
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How was the nuclear reactor failure simulated?

Maybe someone who read the homonymous book that The Hunt for Red October is based on can answer this. The officers of the Red October (except for the doctor) simulated a reactor failure and leak of ...
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Explanation of Jule's ending monologue

I partially understand Jules' ending monologue at the end of Pulp Fiction, although the full meaning doesn't click for me. What is he trying to say in simple terms? Jules: Well there's this ...
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Announcer's Voice in “42”

Was John C. McGinley recreating the voice of someone in particular as the baseball announcer in "42"? I've heard that kind of voice before, but I don't remember where. ...
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Was Mr. Orange switching guns between scenes the first indication of a character shift?

In Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Orange (Freddy) switches guns between the bar scene and the killing of the woman in her car, indicating his loss of sense of self once he understands the consequences of his ...
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Movie about a girl taking revenge for the death of her parents

I remember pretty well that I have seen a movie like this on television. American, extremely well produced. Should be between 2005 and 2012. A woman, hot and confident, tries to take revenge on a ...
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Why did Nicky do what he did to Jess in New Orleans?

So in Focus, Nicky leaves Jess in the car right after the big betting scene in New Orleans. I don't see why he did that. He wasn't being chased by cops or anyone. He wasn't in danger that he did it ...
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Was the first season of Leverage shown out of order?

On Leverage, the first appearance of FBI agents Taggert and McSweeten in Season 1, Episode 5, The Bank Shot Job, where they briefly show up right at the end after everything's all over. Two episodes ...
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Movie with disturbing initiation ritual (sometime 2004-2008)

It's an espionage thriller set in a college and focusing on two students. A most memorable scene is during initiation when, while struggling through one of the tasks, the protagonist sees his friend ...
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Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?

In the American version of The Killing, detective Stephen Holder is seen using the term habibi several times when talking to his sister and his nephew, Habibi is an Arabic term of endearment widely ...
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Movie begins (almost) with boy and girl faking car accidents to rob helpers

Released around 2002, about two juvenile delinquents, boy and girl. At the beginning of the movie, they fake car accidents and ask drivers for help, then they steal their car (or something like that). ...
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Is money transfer in Casino Royale a plot hole?

I am not sure if I am missing something but I feel like there is a plot hole in Casino Royale in regard to the money transfer. After Mathis is tasered and taken away, Mendel (the banker guy) shows ...
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Why did Jodie Foster decide not to reprise the role of Clarice in Hannibal?

After winning an Oscar for her performance as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, Jodie Foster decided not to reprise the role in the sequel. When asked about it in an interview with Total Film, ...
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70s movie where fatally ill wife is frozen to be thawed when her illness is cured

There was a movie (released around 70s or early 80s I think) where someone's wife was fatally ill. She was frozen to be kept alive, until a cure is available. Much later, a cure was found, and she ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his act of murdering a "made man" - Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were ...
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Where is the 2nd season of True detective set?

As we know, the 1st season of True Detective was set in the state of Louisiana and the teaser for season 2 shows some explicit shots of a particular place (the intermingled highways). I want to know ...
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Is Chandhramukhi / Manichitrathazhu / Bhool Bhulaiyaa a partial copy of Vertigo?

I watched Vertigo recently and I noticed that there were some really striking similarities between Vertigo and Chandramukhi/ Manichitrathazhu /Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Is it true that the makers really ...
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Why is the governor perplexed after hearing the doctor's question about releasing prisoners?

In the award-winning short movie The Voorman Problem the governor informs doctor Williams that he doesn't know Voorman's crime, because of the computer system malfuction. This leads to the following ...
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What dystopian movie features someone running at a screen and breaking it at the end?

Both my memory and my Google-fu fail me: What movie has a scene of the hero/heroine running towards a giant screen at the end, breaking it? I am SURE it was one of the dystopian sci-fis but I cannot ...
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Help identifying a film featuring a rich bad boy?

A couple years back I happened to catch the beginning of a film that really interested me but was unable to finish or find out the name. It looked fairly new probably no older than 2000. It featured a ...
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The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01

Last night I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 (awesome). In the very beginning we see a young Cersei ask a witch about her future. The Witch says that she will have three ...
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How come the chained dragons don't choke when they grow?

I have a question regarding episode 1 of season 5 of Game of Thrones. In the final episode of season 4, Daenarys chains the dragons in the cave, and they are depicted as being medium sized, with the ...
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What was going on with Tom Hagen?

In The Godfather, Part II there's some conflict between Michael and Tom: TOM: That plane goes to Miami. MICHAEL: That's where I want it met. TOM: Mike that's impossible -- they'll turn ...
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What changes were made to the Star Wars Blu-ray and what effect did they have on the plot?

The recently released Blu-ray edition of Star Wars has a few changes made personally by George Lucas. The most striking is Darth Vader's "No!" in episode VI. Why were these changes made, and do such ...
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Why did they change the location of Akira in the remake?

As described on IMDB site, the Akira remake: Set in New-Manhattan a city rebuilt with Japanese money, the story focuses on two biker friends. Further plot is not known at this time. My issue is ...

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