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Stranded writer has his leg hobbled by a woman

There was a movie about a man, a famous writer, who broke his leg in a snowstorm, and was given shelter in the "boondocks" by a woman. The storm lasted about a week, during which time the writer's leg ...
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What is the meaning of the Donnie Darko like Rabbit figure in Sexy Beast

In the excellent film Sexy Beast we see a figure dressed in a rabbit outfit similar to the one from Donnie Darko and I wanted to know the significance of this. It appears many times during the film in ...
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4k views

Looking for a film about kids whose parents die when their house burns down and they have an evil uncle who wants their fortune [duplicate]

Two kids (brother and sister) get their house burnt down and parents die so they have to move in with different family members but each family gets killed by an evil uncle or something that wants to ...
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254 views

Who/What was Ra?

In Stargate (1994), Ra said he chose the human body because it was so easy to repair. I don't quite understand what this meant. They discovered that Ra's [alien] race was supposedly dying off. ...
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1answer
124 views

Why do film studios not release certain old movies?

Why do film studios not release certain old movies? For example, a few of Monroe and Hepburns's work isn't released on DVD. Why?
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2answers
19k views

Why does Chuck ask people that enter his house if they have 'grounded themselves'?

On the show Better Call Saul, when someone enters Chuck's house, he asks Ground yourself? By which he means to leave watches, mobile phones et cetera outside of the house. Also, he doesn't have ...
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6answers
1k views

Female assassin with a boyfriend who has the heart on the wrong side

This movie is Asian, probably Japanese. It is at least ten years old. The story is as follows: a female assassin falls in love with a guy, but her boss wants the guy dead. He has situs inversus (i.e. ...
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1answer
134 views

Are these dialogues in `Anjaana Anjaani` are tribute to `Sangam`

In the movie Anjaana Anjaani there is a scene in a bar where Akash and Kiara are fooling around and start playing some kind of game where Kiara is trying to help Akash learn how to woo girls. There ...
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1answer
147 views

What exactly is Lady Mary's “device” in Season 5 of Downton Abbey?

In Season 5 of Downton Abbey, what exactly is Lady Mary's "device"? By "device" of course, I mean
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0answers
67 views

Where is Jasmeet born, in London or India?

In movie Namaste London, after meeting Bobby Bedi, Jasmeet says to her friend that she doesn't want to marry an Indian groom as she is British as she has born in London. However, when she visits India ...
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1answer
148 views

Why did O'Brien leave Downton Abbey?

What was the reason for O'Brien to leave the series Downton Abbey with no explanation?
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179 views

Looking for animated film with a child who sees their father killed with a morning star

I've been scratching my head with this one for a few days now. I remember an animated movie which I watched sometime as a child (so it's at least 7-8 years old probably more). Here are the scenes I ...
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3answers
3k views

Did Top Gear participate in A Good Day To Die Hard?

There was an episode of Top Gear (UK) where they participated in the making of The Sweeney. They had to do a car chase scene and ruined the movie. But at the end of that episode, Jeremy Clarkson said ...
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1answer
844 views

Why did everyone keep saying to Harry that his eyes are like Lily's?

Maybe there is an explanation in the books but in the movies it is bit unclear to me. I remember many people telling Harry Potter that he has got Lily's eyes. Why was there so much emphasis on that ...
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1answer
139 views

Identify this (recent?) U.S. action movie

I think I saw a movie where a guy was selling rifles that locked up when they were pointed at one another, to prevent friendly fire. I remember the seller demonstrating their use by firing a bunch of ...
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2answers
1k views

Does Better Call Saul contain Breaking Bad spoilers?

I'm one of those people who has a Breaking Bad box set they've not yet got around to watching... although I intend to soon. Somehow, I've managed to avoid all Breaking Bad spoilers beyond "the main ...
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2answers
91 views

Villain trying the capture children? Kind of a Tim Burton feel?

A movie I recall watching as a kid, a dark film however I think it was quite family friendly. A villain trying to capture some kids, cant remember how many children there were, maybe 2 or 3. The kids ...
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2answers
9k views

Infection timelines of John Carpenter's The Thing

The paranoia and uncertainty in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) is so well constructed that there is still no consensus on who gets infected, or even when some people do. The thing I really like ...
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2answers
407 views

Why was Mal's projection in limbo?

In Inception, how did Cobb know Mal would be in limbo? She was a projection, not a real person. When Arthur explains the rules for limbo, or anywhere else in the movie, there is nothing to indicate ...
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1answer
97 views

Has an attempt ever been made to film The 3 Investigators series of books?

As a huge fan of the 3 Investigators my interest has been piqued to discover whether a television series or film has ever approached production and been subsequently cancelled. Any information at ...
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2answers
245 views

Who invented the app “Iris” in a Dutch movie called “App”?

I recently saw a Dutch movie called "App". However, I am quite confused because of the absurd ending of the movie. I have the following questions: Who invented the app called "Iris"? There was ...
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2answers
6k views

How does Bond know that Le Chiffre is bluffing?

In Casino Royale Bond eventually beats Le Chiffre in the game of poker by catching his bluff. I do not have a good knowledge of the game but I tried to read Le Chiffre's expressions but still had no ...
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2answers
16k views

What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
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2answers
690 views

Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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1answer
135 views

Why the need for Sherlock's Empty Hearse plot?

Why did Sherlock still make a fake death if Mycroft could manage to negotiate with the sniper and assassins and he could just pay a bunch of homeless to act as witnesses to Sherlock's death. It would ...
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1answer
131 views

Why didn't Sherock let Watson in on his Empty Hearse plot?

Why does Sherlock keep his fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about this secret? I don'...
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3answers
7k views

What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...
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1answer
398 views

Dying man's wish is to have sex with his friends' girlfriends

This was likely made in the last 5 years. Comedy-ish. I have only seen the trailer. I believe it concerns a dying man, maybe cancer, who invites a few friends and their girlfriends to cabin so that he ...
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1answer
148 views

People who drink some kind of juice dissolved

I watched this Japanese animation when I was child, maybe 35-40 years ago. People liked to drink some juice, it was very popular and they got some rewards if they collect a specific number of bottles. ...
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2answers
1k views

What's the story of the other mole in the police department?

The Departed is 9 years old now, but SPOILER WARNING anyway. At the end, Costigan is shot by Trooper Barrigan, another mole in the Boston Police Department, who is subsequently shot by Sullivan. Who ...
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14k views

Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian who was told by a woman to drink a cup of coffee before she could start a game that determines his fate somehow. Some ...
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1answer
281 views

Identify Short Animated Film: 2 Bugs on a Windshield save Kidnapped Girl

Anyone remember an animated film I think was on Atom Films. It had a bee or a moth or a butterfly that hit a windshield and is dying and talks to another bug that is trapped under the wiper. They are ...
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2answers
352 views

When was the horror film technique where a character opens a door to the same room first done?

I've noticed this interesting and scary film technique where a character tries to exit through a door, only to find that they've entered the same room as before. I've seen it done in The Awakening ...
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1answer
39 views

What was the original ending in “Vámonos con Pancho Villa”?

I've heard the original ending for Vámonos con Pancho Villa (Fernando de Fuentes, México, 1936) was changed. What was the original ending? Why was it changed? If possible, I'd need sources.
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1answer
127 views

Film Identification - Nazi POW camp where guards leave and inmates pretend to have laryngitus

I saw a film a long time ago (probably early 1990s, but I'd have thought it was a lot older) and I've been trying to identify it. It's set in a Nazi prisoner of war camp during the second world war. ...
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2answers
4k views

Anyone know what this cartoon train whistle is from?

A friend asked me about this picture and it looks SO familiar, but nothing I search for turns out to be it. My memory of it, which may be unreliable, includes that there is someone pulling the ...
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1answer
1k views

Movie with a group of people trapped in a house/mansion with rollecoaster inside [duplicate]

I think its a movie from the 80s-90s and i remember watching it when i was 7-9 years old in the early 2000s. I think the movie is like combination of the classic comedy-thriller type. Its certainly an ...
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1answer
48 views

History of the World Pt. 2

What ever happened to History of the World Pt. 2, from Mel Brooks? Pt. 1 was really funny and at the end of the movie there is a trailer for the second part, but from all of my research, I cannot seem ...
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2answers
377 views

What is the point of the girlfriend scenes?

A friend of mine asked me this after seeing Whiplash (2014) last night, and I was not quite happy with my own answer, so I'll throw it out there to see if someone can up with somthing more conclusive: ...
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3answers
2k views

Why do actors in old movies look old?

Actors in the movies and TV shows from the 50s and the 60s often look old to me, probably way older than their actual age, or older than than you would expect their roles to be. First of all, am I ...
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1answer
198 views

Woman experiences weird things in her mother's old house

I have seen a movie a while back, but can't remember the name or too many details. There was a woman living in a house that used to belong to her mother. I'm pretty sure she was a cop, but I'm not ...
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1answer
270 views

Identify movie about 18yo drug dealer living with his widowed father

I don't remember this movie exactly, so.. what I remember is this. A movie about a guy (18 or something like that) who his mother dies (I guess cancer) but his father is alive and they live in the ...
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1answer
134 views

Movie involving a competition between students from different universities

My memory is fuzzy about this movie, but somehow after more than 20 years it is somewhere alive in my brain, I remember: probably us-movie from the 80s a group of students on a holiday trip in a ...
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1answer
128 views

Movie about a writer

I watched a movie few years back on TV, in which there was a writer who was writing book about a girl and coincidentally during that time a girl comes in his life who resembles the girl in his book. ...
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2answers
195 views

Looking for the title of a horror movie

I am looking for the title of this horror movie that I saw when I was a kid. I am pretty sure that the movie is not later than 2005. What I can remember: The story is about a man who had an affair ...
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2answers
1k views

How did Daniel Atlas get the “Suck It” card into Thaddeus Bradley's pocket?

In the scene where Thaddeus Bradley visits the Four Horseman before their second show, J Daniel Atlas performs a trick where he somehow gets a card with the words "Suck It" into Thaddeus Bradley's ...
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3answers
12k views

Who was the ultimate originator of the conspiracy to steal the painting in Trance?

The Danny Boyle movie Trance is riddled with false memory and flashbacks. Enough to leave it unclear, even at the end, who first decided to steal the painting at the heart of the theft that kicks off ...
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1answer
275 views

Trying to remember an old cartoon movie from my childhood (was very trippy)

As the title says, I'm trying to remember a movie I saw when I was very young (im 29 now, so could have been the late 80s). What I do remember is that the cartoon focused around a young boy who ...
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1answer
191 views

Man rejects woman sexually then she leaves him

So there's this movie where there's this unmarried couple. I think they sit down on a couch or bed and then they talk and probably drink. The woman says she's hot so she starts removing some of her (...
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1answer
157 views

Why can't Guy Pearce travel forward in time with his fiance in the movie Time Machine?

In the movie Time Machine, Guy Pearce's fiance keeps dying when her time comes, no matter how many time he travels back to meet her. My question is why can't he take her on his time machine and ...

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