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What's the significance of the Disney movie intro ident?

At the start of recent Disney movies, there's a short 30 second animation of a river with an old sailing ship, a bridge with a steam train and then the familiar Disney castle and fireworks. Is ...
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movie about a baby that drinks blood

I saw this movie about 5 years ago on either HBO or Showtime. I believe it is an American movie. A woman is pregnant and she and her husband get in a car accident. The man dies but the wife survives ...
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90's Sci Fi movie about aliens hiding on earth

I'm pretty sure it came out in the late 90's. Aliens were hiding on earth and taking on the appearance of humans. They communicated with each other with signs and tv images that only they could see/...
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Why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on headphones?

Earlier in The King's Speech it is shown how he can speak effortlessly while listening to music through headphones. So why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on ...
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488 views

Western with extremely sweat-lathered horses

I recently watched a western that showed some (feasibly only one) extremely sweat-lathered horses. They'd been ridden hard, but I honestly can't remember if it was in the context of a horse-race, ...
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What was the biggest actor-actress height mismatch in a romantic feature film?

It is a well-known fact that lead actor-actress pairings have not always resulted in good height matches. What was the biggest actor-actress height mismatch in a romantic feature film? (comedies/...
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Why did Ted not sue the maker of “The Wedding Bride”?

"The Wedding Bride" (in Season 5, Episode 23 of How I Met Your Mother) is a movie about Ted being left at his wedding. Why didn't Marshal come up with the idea of sueing the maker of the movie (who is ...
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What's the relevance of the scene with the boy in the park?

During Roman Polanski's The Tenant (orig.: Le locataire) there is a scene where Trelkovsky is sitting in a public park at some lake/fountain. There are some boys playing with toy boats in the lake and ...
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Who's the negotiator in The Negotiator?

We have at least 2 negotiators in The Negotiator, but which one is the titular negotiator?
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Why is 11 an important number in I-Origins

I'm talking about the movie I-Origins Wonderful movie. Movie about science vs religion. Fact vs believe. Cool. Scientist IAN lost the girl after first interaction but he can't forget about her. He ...
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What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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Why do criminals whistle after doing something?

There's an old tradition in cartoons and comedies: criminals (mostly thieves) and bullies often whistle some tunes after doing something bad or when they are likely to be detected by police or guards. ...
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00's movie with an infection where people become mindless drones [duplicate]

I have a vague recollection of this movie and would love to see it again, possibly from the early/mid 00s. Things I remember: There is an instance where an 'infected' spits/throws up (eugh) into a ...
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Why don't Marty's memories change?

I've looked and I don't think this has been asked before. In Back to the Future 1, after Marty changes his parent's future, its obvious that he changes his own life and the life of his siblings ...
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What is the website Mathilda is viewing in the first episode of Humans?

What is the website Mathilda is watching in the first episode of Humans? Is it an existing website? I couldn't find it using Google, hoping someone recognizes the site.
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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421 views

How did Lord Voldemort die even though Harry Potter survived?

If Harry Potter was himself a horcrux, then why did Voldemort die even though Harry was alive? I understand that Voldemort's spell-"Avda kedavra" was ineffective against Harry, because of the Elder ...
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564 views

What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
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Is Tauriel some kind of second class citizen?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug there's a scene where Thranduil and Tauriel are talking. He comments that Legolas is very fond of her but he'd never permit them to be together. He infers that ...
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132 views

What's with Mamet's dialogue style?

If one watches a David Mamet written and directed film, such as Heist (2001), Spartan (2004), or House of Games (1987), it will quickly become apparent that the dialogue is, well, different. Often ...
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135 views

Child prodigy (idiot savant) that writes numbers in a book

What's the name of this TV show about a little boy (named Max I think) Who's 11 yrs old and doesn't speak but he writes down numbers in this book he has? He never stops writing them and his dad fights ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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224 views

Did Kili try to steal something from Tauriel?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the dwarfs were imprisoned by elves, Kili talks about the talisman (which was given to him by his mother) to Tauriel. During the conversation, the talisman ...
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299 views

Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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Why is it winter in Laketown?

In the Desolation of Smaug it generally seems to be summer. Even up on the lonely mountain (which I'm assuming is a fair height given the views) there's no snow. Why then does it appear to be winter ...
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Why does Thorin leave Bilbo when the key hole is not found?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the key hole is not found on the Lonely Mountain, why do Thorin and all the dwarfs get disappointed so quickly and leave Bilbo, while Bilbo remains positive?...
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Does “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have spiders in it?

I have read the book, and there was pretty long fight with giant spiders. I have a huge phobia of spiders, and I'd like to know how much of the movie involves spiders, and if I could watch it.
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Where does the barrel come from in which Bombur jumps in The Hobbit: DoS?

Just saw the second part of the Hobbit. I wonder in which barrel Bombur jumps in "Barrel down the River" scene. All the Dwarves are in their barrels floating and fighting of the Orcs then miraculously ...
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What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?

When Bilbo is running from the dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Thorin goes down to look for him and they run into each other, Thorin seems awfully suspicious of Bilbo, draws his ...
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Why don't the people in Laketown just relocate?

If the people in Laketown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug really do fear Smaug, why don't they just relocate to a far away place?
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189 views

Was the Orcs vs Dwarves battle scene supposed to be funny?

I'm known to laugh at scenes in movies that are so cliched or contrived that it becomes ridiculous. I sometimes worry that I'm ruining the experience for other movie goers. I just saw the latest ...
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1answer
434 views

European movie where human heads attached to animal bodies

A young college student, who is down and out on his luck, hitches a ride with a couple weird doctors. They offer him cash if he agrees to let the dr's use him for medical experiments for the weekend. ...
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Does American Beauty advocate Taoism?

I don't know if my question belongs here or not. In the movie American Beauty, the message is that real beauty lies beneath the surface of things and you have to look deeper. A nice home in the ...
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2answers
112 views

A possibly Polish movie about drug dealers

All I can recall is that there was a young guy who had a bald tattooed big friend and both were selling drugs (cocaine) i think. After a while they get in touch with a very crazy guy that also rapes ...
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1answer
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“Friends” episode where Chandler says he hates his job and the rest of the gang say they love their jobs

I cannot find which episode of Friends has this scene: they all sit in Central Perk and Chandler says he hates his work, while the rest of the gang say they love their jobs. I think the dialogue was ...
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1answer
210 views

How did the detectives know where to arrive in Murder by Death?

In the movie Murder by Death, a parody murder mystery by Neil Simon, the detectives show up at the house as though invited for a murder mystery weekend, a la "And Then There Were None". The ...
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1answer
431 views

Ultimate fate of Captain Hook in 1991's Hook movie?

In the 1991 movie Hook (starring Robin Williams), what was the ultimate fate of Captain Hook? I know he was swallowed by the stuffed crocodile, but still, this was just a stuffed crocodile. It didn't ...
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2answers
185 views

British skit - couple at awful restaurant, but his “favourite” because they give WAY too much change!

Short feature before the main film at the theatre, or maybe a skit in a Brit TV series, maybe 1980's? I'm thinking Michael Pailin or John Cleese? He's taking his date (wife?) to a restaurant he's ...
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1answer
314 views

Old movie of newlyweds in haunted hotel

I'm trying to find a movie. It's an old movie, probably around 80's-90's maybe. It's a comedy horror, not scary just the concept of the haunted hotel. I think there are two newlywed couples One ...
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1answer
239 views

A guy finds his missing wife's ring in a pawn shop

He is on his honeymoon I believe, and he sees this ring at a pawn shop and is obsessed with finding how it got there, and then it leads him to his wife that went missing years earlier at this ...
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1answer
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Woman does everything to get a marriage proposal

The actress wants to get married but the guy doesn't. She ends up talking him into moving in with him, then changes the theme of his house, puts in a baby room, and leaves wedding magazines on the ...
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2answers
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What exactly is this crystal thing on Mars in Watchmen (2009)?

There is a scene in Watchmen (2009) on Mars with Dr. Manhattan. Every time I watch the movie I'm wondering what exactly is this crystal/diamond thing we can see on mars.
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Foreign/Independent Movie About Tragedy, Spirit & Life

So there's this movie, based in/or around Europe that I would say took place in the early 2000's. Its main character is a little girl who seems inquisitive, and somehow meets the neighbor next door. ...
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1answer
242 views

A bunch of kids in prison in the desert, 2-3 of them escape

I want to know what the title of the movie where lots of kids are in juvenile prison because of their own case. The movie was so great with the moral of loyalty of friends. I almost forgot about the ...
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2answers
963 views

What are the five armies in Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies?

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Movie tells about battle between five armies. I counted only four. Dwarves Army (Lead by Throrin)Elves army (Lead by Thranduil?) Orcs army (Lead by Azog)Lake ...
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0answers
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In the Hobbit 3, why didn't the orcs… [spoiler] [duplicate]

In the Hobbit 3 (Peter Jackson), why didn't the orcs use the worms to burrow directly into the mountain, or burrow straight to the gold, bypassing the armies? Why didn't they use the worms to battle, ...
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441 views

Why not use the wyrms to win?

When the Battle of the Five Armies begins, and Dáin arrives with an army of dwarfs to do battle, we see Azog has been using giant wyrms, which he refers to as "earth eaters" earlier in the film, to ...
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1answer
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Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I haven't, so that we can then watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So is it necessary to watch Hobbit one in ...
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3answers
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Does the scene with Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf take place in the book?

The scene I'm referring to in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey takes place in Rivendell where Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf discuss the dwarves' quest and the Morgul blade. It's been a few ...

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