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Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?

It seems strange that Marvel allows liberties to be taken with established events and stories while making its movies. Why does it do this? Why don't they get script writers to stick to the comic book ...
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Korean movie with ghost on man's shoulders

I'm trying to find a movie I saw a few years ago, and I don't remember much about it so I hope someone will find with the few information I have It's an asian ghost movie, a Korean movie I think, ...
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715 views

Was Mike 'the Guy'?

In Breaking Bad, was Mike Ehrmantraut 'the guy' that Saul knew could get Walt and Jesse in contact with a meth distributor (Gus)? To refresh the memories, from the Mandala (season 2, episode 11) ...
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191 views

Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?

The Miami Vice episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (S02E03) is centered around deranged ex-detective Hank Weldon's hunt for the mysterious Tony Arcaro, who is described by him as Mr. founding ...
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572 views

Movie with a failed undercover meeting due to an overheating microphone

A recent ID question on an eavesdropping gone wrong evoked some memories in me of a similar scene in another movie, though with a different premise (and mood?). It was about a police employee wiring ...
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What was the reference in the post credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy?

At the end of the credits in Guardians of the Galaxy there was a post credit scene with The Collector and a talking duck, that was introduced as "Howard the duck" and the author whom created him. But ...
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Are Americans the bad guys in Russian movies?

Context In US movies, time and again, the bad guys end up being Russians. Examples: Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1980s US TV show Bad guys: Russian KGB The Last Ship 2010s US TV show Bad guys: ...
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185 views

Double agent wearing a wire gets caught in a car

In a car, some man in a suit gets his cover blown because 1 or 2 other people tear off his shirt and expose that the man is wearing a microphone attached with scotchtape to his chest under a white ...
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337 views

Does Intolerance show the first gay kissing?

Can we consider that part in Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout The Ages where the general kisses the king (just a fast kiss), as the first gay kissing or not? Because it is not shown in a gay ...
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615 views

Why do Disney and Pixar animated movies contain the 'A-113' easter egg?

I have noticed that many Disney and Pixar animated movies contain 'A-133' in some (random) places. For instance: Toy Story: A Bug's Life: Cars: Brave: Monster's University: Is there ...
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1answer
3k views

Why is Brian Doyle Murray a coward?

In the Arrested Development episode "Missing Kitty" (S01E16) Tobias, during his in-prison research for the role of "Frightened Inmate #2", is having difficulties with his new roommate White Power ...
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1answer
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Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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402 views

In what movie did a blind man tell this story

I'm trying to remember what movie I watched where an old blind man (I think he was the grandfather of the main character, but I'm not sure), at one point tells this story: This is just the gist of ...
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207 views

How were the murders committed in the NCIS episode “The Good Samaritan”?

I recently watched this episode (summary can be found here), and the wrap-up seemed to leave a lot unexplained. Some specific questions I have are: *Why did they kill two other men before Seeger? Was ...
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1answer
278 views

What was James Bond going to do in the Space Shuttle?

In You Only Live Twice, he is in Blofeld's bunker, dressed as an astronaut about to get on the space shuttle, when Blofeld stops him. What was his plan once he got onto the shuttle? Wasn't it ...
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1answer
599 views

What is the symbolism behind the colour change of characters while thinking?

In Death Note, people's eye and hair colour change when they are shown talking to themselves or thinking. Light changes to red colour, L to blue shade, Matsuda to yellow and Misa with lighter blue ...
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1answer
341 views

By whom, how and where was the video in The Ring made?

I've read that there are multiple versions (e.g. Japanese) and sequels of The Ring, I'm talking about the US version from 2002. I've not watched other versions. Many answers regarding this movie are ...
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1answer
100 views

What's the movie with the enchanted note that everyone who gets it dies?

It's a European thriller from the 60's-70's where a sorcerer prepares a note with ancient runes on it, which whoever receives it - dies a short time afterwards, unless he gives it to someone else (who ...
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4answers
3k views

What is the most time-consuming makeup to apply to a single actor in film or television?

There have been some famously elaborate make-up in film and television which take enormous amounts of times to apply to the actors, for example Michael Scofield's full-torso tattoo in Prison Break ...
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0answers
177 views

What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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1answer
366 views

Narrator says “Just because I'm telling you this story, doesn't mean I'm alive at the end”

I'm willing to take a hit on this one because I only remember a single quote, but it's a significant quote so I'm going to ask. The movie starts off narrated (don't recall if it continues throughout ...
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2answers
343 views

When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car?

When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car and not a studio-based rear projection? What was the first movie that contains car sequences all made with real action shots?
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
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1answer
591 views

What was the original ending supposed to be like?

The 2006 movie version of Miami Vice ends with a showdown between Vice, Jose Yero and his Aryan Brotherhood accomplices at a desolate shipyard in Miami. However, Wikipedia says that the ending was ...
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1answer
132 views

South American crime tv series with a cannibal named Bruno, 90s or early 2000

I remember seeing some of this series which was subtitled but they spoke spanish, in the early part of 2000. It was a female (blonde I think) detective that was being held hostage by a (I think ...
2
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2answers
223 views

What does Rory say to the Roman soldier in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?

Does anyone know what Rory says to the Roman soldier in his first appearance in the Pandorica Opens episode of Doctor Who?
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1answer
257 views

TV series about game show in another world

There is this boy, quite sure he wears a red shirt and has blonde hair. he travels to this other world which seems kinda like a game show where he helps out and is friendly with the staff. Near the ...
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2answers
439 views

TV Series about kids/teen becoming heroes with the aid of a magic pencil

A group of Kids or Teenagers (unsure which they were as i was a kid back then (1990's) everyone older than me always looked the same) enter this abandoned house. inside they find all these different ...
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1answer
156 views

TV Series about trolls that are guided by a talking cube

It aired on Australian TV's ABC Chanel in the 1990's as i remember i was in primary school at the time i saw it. there are these little people who i think are trolls (as a child to me kinda looked ...
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1answer
3k views

Animated Movie about fairies protecting their forest from loggers/evil

It's an animated movie and i think it's Disney (but they having re-release it yet) where a guy is shrunk down by these fairies and he starts to fall in love with one of them (the main heroine). in one ...
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1answer
245 views

Why do they never wear gloves?

Is there any particular reason why The Americans Philip and Elizabeth never wear gloves when they are on a mission? Apparently they know about fingerprints and how they can be used to identify ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the second part of a movie title called?

For a movie like "Captain America: The First Avenger", what is the term for the phrase after the colon, i.e. "The First Avenger"? Is that called a "subtitle" or something else?
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1answer
89 views

Children playing sports in juvenile jail; title contains “Gear”

I tried to remember a film about child in juvenile jail. This film has a storyline about children who have problems in their environment and serving time in jail. There they form a sports team (I'm ...
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3answers
1k views

What was supposed to be happening with the horsemen and the merry-go-round shown in the end?

In the movie 'Now you see me', what was supposed to be happening with all of the so-called Horsemen? What is that carousel mean to be? Is that a reference to something or does it have a meaning, or ...
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1answer
304 views

In which show was someone named “Moo Goo Gai Pan”?

I just remembered about a TV show (or movie, maybe; I don't really recall most of it, but I think it was from TV), a cartoon, I think, in which there's an episode where someone has a trauma because ...
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1answer
119 views

Mason refers to Amanda as 'Benedict Clarke', is this a cultural reference?

In episode 7 of season 2 of Revenge, Mason refers to Amanda as 'Benedict Clarke' which I assume is some kind of cultural reference pertaining to her recent activities but I am unable to figure out ...
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133 views

Edition with 1-hour episodes each of TV series 24?

I wonder if there's a DVD release or similar of the TV series 24, in which each episode lasts one hour. What they showed on TV was only ever 42 minutes of the series, and the rest being used for ...
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1answer
589 views

47 Ronin runtime?

I was looking to buy 47 Ronin on Blu-ray, but there seems to be some confusion regarding the runtime of the film. Amazon.com has it listed at a ridiculously long 238 minutes, this can't be correct. ...
0
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1answer
634 views

A wild comedy of 3 fat black guys from 20 years ago

I rememeber a wild comedy with 3 fat black guys. This was somewhere in the late 80s or the beginning of the 90s. I remember one scene in particularly where they were arrested, thrown into a police ...
5
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2answers
858 views

Probability of being a Tribute in the Hunger Games

Is there a way to work out the probability of a name being picked during the reaping and do the odds change depending on the District you come from or are there certain restrictions on how many people ...
7
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1answer
259 views

Is there a name for Robin Williams' style of physical comedy?

I'm sure all film fans were deeply saddened by the recent death of Robin Williams. In obvious tribute, News outlets and internet sites are broadcasting clips of his finest works, and videos of his ...
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3answers
627 views

Will Jar Jar Binks be a character in any of the new Star Wars Films?

Has it been confirmed or (please god) denied that Jar Jar Binks will appear in the new Star Wars films?
3
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1answer
2k views

Is Apocalypse Now, an anti-War film or a pro-War film?

Apocalypse Now ends with Col. Kurtz's words "The Horror, the horror". Capt. Willard is also seen saying during the end of the movie They will make me Major after this but I am not even in their Army ...
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1answer
453 views

Why does Morpheus believe Neo is the One

Is it ever stated in any of the films or in the animatrix why Morpheus persued and was certain that Neo was the one before even meeting him. He seemed to have made his decision that Neo was the One ...
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3answers
9k views

Why does Batman talk to himself in the batvoice?

In Dark Knight Rises there is a scene where batman and Catwoman are on the roof, Catwoman disappears and leaves Batman on his own he then says, So that's what that feels like My question is ...
4
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1answer
606 views

Why did Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stop operating?

Four and a half years after the massacre in El Paso, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad does not operate any more. Its members no longer work together. I understand that Bill and his brother had a ...
7
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1answer
842 views

Kid spies on neighbour who might be a serial killer

So I am dying to find out about the movie title once again but i believe I mixed up some details from similar movies, but here it goes. The movie is a few years old I would guess not older than ...
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1answer
149 views

HIMYM Episode where Marshall starts to get attracted to his co-worker?

What is the How I Met Your Mother episode where Marshall starts to get attracted to his co-worker because he's been with her for a very long time?
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3answers
497 views

Why would Lydia engage in Gus's criminal activities at all?

In Breaking Bad Lydia strikes me as a very risk-averse person. Besides, she is apparently a mother of a little daughter. Since she holds a position in the management of a large multinational ...
7
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3answers
394 views

Could the Guardians Of The Galaxy Build An Army of Groots?

In the 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot is able to be regrown after being completely destroyed. Why couldn't the Guardians of the Galaxy members just plant a hundred Groots from his sprouts ...

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