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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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Has Ethan Hunt ever refused a mission?

In the Mission: Impossible series and movies, Ethan Hunt's mission briefings always end with the sentence "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to (...)". Has he ever used that option and ...
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When will high definition television no longer account for the standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio?

The vast majority of TV shows are now available in high definition. However, much content still seems to be framed for "center cuts," where the center of a high definition image in a 16:9 aspect ratio ...
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Pulp Fiction: Explanation of Jule's ending monologue?

I partially understand Jules' ending monologue, although the full meaning doesn't click for me. What is he trying to say in simple terms? Jules: Well there's this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel ...
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Has any actor appeared in all of: Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate? [closed]

A recent HowToGeek post called out Deep Roy as being the only actor to have appeared in all of the Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who franchises. A comment on that post mentions that Simon Pegg has ...
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154 views

Documentary series in one episode they attacked a casino

I am trying to get the name of a tv series which had R. Paul Wilson from 'The Real Hustle' in it. The episode I saw was when he performed a penetration test on a casino with some colleagues he picked ...
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The 'same landscape shot' conundrum

During the first scene of the film we're shown a montage of landscape shots (actually Iceland) as establishment for the section when the CGI 'guy' drinks, disintegrates and drops into the waterfall. ...
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In Boardwalk Empire, does the Gyp Rosetti character typify Season 3 just as the James Darmody character typified 1 & 2?

Across the web, fans were shocked and outraged at the end of Season 2 But after that fateful night, Mr. Winter told fans that it was a "fait accompli". Things were reaching a boiling point, Jimmy ...
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Why did Jason Bourne put a laser with his bank account number in his body

It's as if he was preparing to have amnesia. Also, how did the 'surgeon' manage to find it?
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991 views

Is Raj still working with Sheldon?

In Big Bang Theory season 3, Raj start working with Sheldon, or as Sheldon says working for him, and they fight over some desk size in office. However in later episodes it never shown whether Raj is ...
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Why was Stephen Colbert's cameo in The Office done entirely by webcam?

In the U.S. series The Office episode entitled Here Comes Treble Stephen Colbert plays the role of "Broccoli Rob", a Cornell alum and a Capella who competes with Andy for the lime light. However, ...
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What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, young protagonist Sam is being chased by a band of Khaki Scouts, and they are about to catch him when he stops atop a cairn in "lightning field" and is struck by ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...
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Identify this movie based on some terrorist group

I watched this movie 3 years ago in parts on TV . This movie is based on a fight between Government and Terrorist group. Terrorist group have some kind of virus which can destroy anything. In order ...
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260 views

What's the relationship between Carter and Hanaway?

In the film Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, it's clear that Agents Carter and Hanaway (Josh Holloway's character) were teammates, but I'm curious if there was meant to be something more between ...
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Prometheus: Why did the crew take off their helmets?

These were a group of some of the brightest scientists in the world, right? So why would they decide to take off their helmets on an alien planet? Even if things were safe, they would still be ...
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South Park and references to Mohammad

In the most controversial episode of South Park, involving Mohammad, did the producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone intend to show the face of Mohommed, or did they cave into network pressures demanded ...
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666 views

Movie where a guy can see what is going to happen in next 2 minutes

Last night, i was watching a movie in local Cable channel, which dont even displayed the name of the movie till the end. The movie was about a guy, who has some power to see what is going to happen ...
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Serial killer movie where cat gets murdered on doorstep?

I'm looking for the title of a Thriller/Horror film where there is a guy and his cat that moves to an estate. I remember that it is winter. I think the guy is a writer. He starts unraveling a mystery ...
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How long did it take Bruce to recover?

In Dark Knight Rises, after Bane defeated Batman, he snapped Batman's spine, or at least sprained it seriously. In the pit, we see someone push his spine (or something) back in. How long did Batman ...
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How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?

Okay so after watching The Dark Knight Rises, I spent a bit of time thinking about the film, at first I didn't get it. I understood the storyline but this major plot flaw/continuity error really ...
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Star Wars: why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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How closely the movie “First Blood Part I” (1982) portrays the contemporary attitude towards War vaterans?

How closely does the movie "First Blood Part I" portray the contemporary ‍public attitude towards the returning Vietnam War veterans? Does this trend still continue?
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Why haven't the Lannisters previously made a bid for power?

They are massively rich and have powerful connections, etc. Why is it they have not stolen Robert's throne previously? NB: I have not read the books and have only seen the TV series.
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Is Tony in love with Gina?

Throughout Brian DiPalma's 1983 classic, Scarface, Tony Montana has an odd relationship with his sister Gina. His attitude toward her ranges from overprotective to jealous to generous, and just about ...
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605 views

Why were American accents common?

In Total Recall (2012), most of the world was rendered uninhabitable. Two regions remain habitable, the UK and Australia. So you'd expect accents appropriate to those areas to be common. However, ...
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818 views

Did Big Tobacco fund MIB 1 and 2?

I just saw Men in Black 3 and enjoyed it immensely. There was practically no smoking in the film. In MIB 1 and 2, there was a lot of smoking and tobacco product placement. Did the makers of the ...
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560 views

Was there an uncredited Adam Sandler cameo in Doctor Who: The Big Bang (S5 E13)

I'm not sure if this is episode is new enough to warrant a spoiler block, but because it's the series finale, I'll add one anyway. In Doctor Who series 5 episode 13: The Big Bang, At The camera ...
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458 views

TV show about a kid filming end editing everything that happened in his house

When I was a kid there was a show that I really liked on TV, but I can't remember its name. It was about a little boy who had planted video cameras all over the house and the recordings were used to ...
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movie with old man guru reincarnated as bird [closed]

I think I saw this on TV sometime between 1975 and 1985. It's a movie with a small indie feel (sort of like Ken Loach or Mike Leigh), set in a rural area of Britain or the US. A young man (about 25) ...
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Minimum or Maximum Movie Running Time Limits?

Is there any time limits for the running time of the movies in hollywood? Unlike Bollywood and Kollywood , Hollywood movies run for only 1.30 to 2 hours. But in case of Bollywood and Kollywood, ...
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What's the rationale behind Hannah McKay's behaviour at end of Episode 6 (DEXTER Season 7)?

Towards the end of Dexter Season 7, Episode 6 'Do the Wrong Thing'... At this point, why would Hannah arise and feel attracted to Dexter (and make-out with him!)? Shouldn't she instead have felt ...
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What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?

I've always wondered what caused the Time Loop experienced by Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, as well as what ended it, but I don't recall it being discussed in the movie. What was the cause for the ...
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Who Stole the Dude's car in The Big Lebowski?

In the Big Lebowski, The Dude's car is stolen (or possibly towed) after it is parked in a handicap zone. Walter and The Dude find some homework in the car and assume that the owner of the homework ...
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What is meant by bloopers and marathon?

I have seen TV shows marathon episodes and bloopers such as: Leverage Marathon X-Files Bloopers Are they things like credits or previews? What are their meanings?
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392 views

Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West?

Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West? I know it's slapstick comedy but it just seems a bit random.
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396 views

name of animated short from MTV's Liquid Television with speed-racer guy

This animated short film was one of the many that appeared on the MTV show "Liquid Television," probably early 1990s, maybe late 1980s. It was set several centuries in the future, and focused on a ...
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817 views

What is the name of this Vietnam War-related movie?

I am looking for a name of a movie that takes place in Vietnam or is related to Vietnam War (a movie describing someone's memories from the Vietnam War). I remember that the plot was focused on a man ...
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385 views

Diction in original vs remake of True Grit

The diction in the 2010 production of True Grit is much different than that of the 1969 True Grit. Why did the Coen brothers decide to follow the diction of the original novel so closely? Did folks ...
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What layers of hell are shown in What Dreams May Come?

In What Dreams May Come, Robin William's character Chris Nielsen travels through hell. They show some of the layers in hell as depicted in Dante's Inferno, but I don't believe they show all of them. ...
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Was anyone ever KIA in the GI Joe cartoon series on TV?

Like many American boys who grew up in the 1980s, I loved the GI Joe cartoon series. Looking back, I think just about every episode of the show included at least some scenes of intense combat -- but ...
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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In Tombstone what is the meaning of the line spoken by Doc Holiday?

In the movie Tombstone, Val Kilmer gives a brilliant delivery of the line "I'll be your huckleberry." I cannot remember any dialogue leading up to it that explained this retort. Was there any or ...
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1answer
258 views

What is this 60's movie about small “mafia”?

Does anyone recognize this movie? The film is set around 50s/60s in I'm guessing New York. There are a few kids that caught a police officer with two young prostitutes (I believe it was on the roof ...
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165 views

Did the movie show or hinted at who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing?

Who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing? ] Was it TJ or was it Hesher? I would like to know more about the characters of TJ and/or Hesher based on that event in the film. I was ...
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354 views

Is “The Merry-Go-Round of Life” from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? [closed]

Is "The Merry-Go-Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? In particular, was it written specifically for the movie, or was it a public-domain waltz that the producer ...
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1answer
315 views

A killer who used some kind of device on people's foreheads

I'm looking for a movie that I wanted to watch, but never got around to it and no longer remember much about the movie. In the theater trailer there is a serial killer who carries some kind of ...
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2answers
703 views

What's the purpose of Solomon's son Dia in Blood Diamond?

Apart from the regular plot, that in order to save his son he must overcome battles and so forth, what other purpose does his son have? This is based on the fact that his son's name is Dia. And in ...
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673 views

Evaluating characters by means of description

In his Star Wars Episode 1 review/analysis, Mike Stoklasa used a certain challenge as a device to illustrate how poorly thought out the characters were: "Describe the following characters without ...
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745 views

How did they get everyone to play along?

Shutter Island is a really fascinating, thought-through movie, but one thing never made sense to me when rewatching it, knowing the twist. How did they manage to get everyone to play along? With the ...

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