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A writer tries to escape from her surreal, post apocalyptic novel

It's an Asian movie(maybe Korean). The movie was about a writer who gets involved in her own novel. She meets weird people in that surreal realm and tries to escape from it. She gets help from an old ...
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Did the Basterds actually change anything?

Hitler was definitely shot to death by the Basterds but he would have died in the fire anyways. Shoshanna had everything planned well to trap everyone in theatre including her, there was no escape. So ...
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233 views

Why did Landa make the deal?

Could it be that he felt that his side would lose the war? Is there anything in the movie that made such an outcome very likely?
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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How does an average (non-star) actor's pay work?

An average actor, (according to the SAG?) makes scale. What is scale? Is it hourly pay? paid per picture? Are there any residuals? Benefits? Retirement?
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316 views

Whose picture is it anyway?

I've read that while the writer/screenwrite creates the story, it's the director's vision that makes the motion picture. So, whose picture is it, anyway?
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177 views

Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
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Time-travelling to witness catastrophes

I watched this film about tourists from many centuries ahead of us, who time travel back into the past just to witness the world's worst catastrophes. Anyone can tell the title ?
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323 views

Horror movie about husband and wife authors in Mom's death apartment

I watched this movie years ago, maybe 10 years ago. It is a horror movie about a (probably newlywed) husband and wife who were authors. They move to the hotel or apartment where the wife's mother died ...
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Does the extreme violence and sex in Game of Thrones affect its ratings?

In my time of TV watching, Game of Thrones is the most sexually explicit and violent show I have ever watched. Is there any evidence that this extreme violence and sex impacts upon its ratings either ...
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281 views

When you are out of time, you die

One of my friends told me about a movie, but I don't remember the title. In the movie, everyone wears a wrist-watch and time is used as currency. When you get some work done, your time increases. When ...
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547 views

Why didn't The Wellingtons record the revised Gilligan's Island theme song?

The original version of the Gilligan's Island theme song was recorded by The Wellingtons. According to "Here on Gilligan's Isle", the second (and third) season version of the song was performed by a ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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487 views

A boy is the only survivor of a plane crash in Africa

I vaguely remember this movie. A plane crashes somewhere in Africa and the only survivor is a boy. I remember a scene when he was looking for Ostrich eggs and he broke the egg and cooked it in the hot ...
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308 views

Where does Limbo take place?

This question is inspired by Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?, where the infographic shows very well in which mind each dream level takes place, except for the Limbo: So ...
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1answer
363 views

Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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3answers
678 views

How are viewing figures gathered?

Many TV sites give the viewing figures for a particular episode or series. With more modern digital TVs I can accept that these values could be gathered from the television itself but I find this ...
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1answer
280 views

What is the equivalent of 555 for postal addresses?

We all know the 555-0100 to 555-0199 numbers used for fake phone numbers. Suppose there's a letter on screen for a short time, addressed to the villain, with the address on there and clearly visible ...
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1answer
238 views

How big is Godzilla in the new film?

I'm trying to work out if the Godzilla in the latest film is biggest yet and how it compares to Pacific Rim's Kaiju. I know Scunner (the only Cat V kaiju) was 134.4m and weighed 3,230 tons. Although ...
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82 views

Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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1answer
668 views

Why did the Indians decide to end it this way?

I've a couple questions stemming from Valhalla Rising. At the end, One-Eye turns to face the Indians, dropping his axe and allowing them to beat him to death. (The scene reminds me that Indians ...
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1answer
387 views

Why did the Others put Karl in the chair in Room 23?

I just found out that there is an epilogue episode to Lost, named The New Man in Charge, that answers some of the questions left open by the finale, for example where the Dharma Initiative packages ...
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7answers
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What is the biggest crossover universe in TV?

Franchise movies have crossed over for over a hundred years, however despite the long and serialised nature of TV, they're still relatively uncommon besides spin-offs. Crossover episodes between shows ...
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0answers
52 views

Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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1answer
680 views

Has Stephen Colbert ever been on Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

Whether in character, out of character, or portraying other characters (either as real-world self or while 'in character' subsequently portraying those characters), has US comedian Stephen Colbert ...
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1answer
762 views

Was it impossible to go into same person's dream each level down, or did it serve a purpose?

Why did they have to choose a different person each time they went one level deeper in Inception? Couldn't they have kept going into Yusuf's dream all the way down?
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1answer
213 views

Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?

Can someone provide an exhaustive list of who was dreaming whose mind was the one that filled it with its subconscious in each dream they shared in Inception?
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12answers
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What is the perception of Tyrion's story about his cousin Orson and the beetles?

In Game Of Thrones S04E08 Tyrion told a story about his cousin Orson Lannister to Jamie. Orson was physically handicapped and spent his time smashing beetles. Is there any relation with the story ...
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1answer
535 views

What movie or show features a scene with a scientific commercial/training video on Eye Wash Stations?

This morning, I got a little shampoo in my eyes in the shower and it reminded me of a scene in a TV show or a movie, where an adult male character was being paid to be in a scientific instructional ...
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1answer
284 views

Identify movie with manipulative/sociopathic schoolgirl?

I've been trying to find this movie googling various keywords, but found nothing. Here are all the details I remember of the plot: the girl is in boarding school of some sort she (falsely) accuses ...
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Equivalent of 555 for IP addresses

I came across a tweet complaining about 24 using 2.718.281.828 as an IP address, which obviously wouldn't work. Others responded that using a non-functional IP address is like using 555 for phone ...
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380 views

Man protecting a child who might be the anti-christ from fanatics

A man must protect a boy chased by fanatic killers who believe the boy is the anti-christ and will bring disaster upon the world. In the end the main protagonist manages to protect the boy but ...
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478 views

What is the message behind Twelve Monkeys Cover?

In Twelve Monkeys (1995) cover You can clearly see the Twelve Monkeys symbol on Bruce Willis' right eye, and it looks like Bruce Willis is an android of some kind (like Terminator), but those who ...
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1k views

Why does Sherlock battle a robed swordsman?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 2, The Blind Banker, when John is buying groceries in the market and having a brawl with the machine, Sherlock is shown battling with a robed swordsman or samurai at Baker ...
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1answer
142 views

Hit by Lightning

I have been searching for this film for about a decade. I think I saw it on PBS from 2000 to 2003. I recall two things: I remember that there were to feral children (or something like that) and one ...
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1answer
481 views

A movie starring only one person, who complains the whole way through

I'm trying to remember a movie I saw years ago. I think it came out originally in the late 80's/early 90's and it just stars one man pacing about his apartment and complaining. I think he dies at the ...
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1answer
271 views

A man steals another man's life piece by piece

...a man steals the wife, the house and the car of another man, and no one seems to believe the second man. At the end of the movie, all he has left is the car he is in, he goes out to the supermarket ...
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1answer
342 views

Trapped in cave filled with water, with snakes and crocodile

From memory, I think it was an adventure movie in the 80's. It was in English. As I remember watching it the first time while growing up. The only scene I can remember was when both the actor and ...
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595 views

Does Evelyn Salt Stop the Bombs out of Patriotism or for Revenge?

In the movie Salt with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber, towards the end of the movie we see Salt stop the nuclear attack which was initiated by Winter. Does she do this out of patriotism, for the ...
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What is the REAL password for Bond's account?

In Casino Royale, James Bond is required to enter a password into a security device. Later in the film, he reveals that the password he supposedly entered was Vesper... However, the brief shot we of ...
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1answer
195 views

Need help finding martial arts movie from early 80's Sunday Matinee

I am looking for a martial arts movie I saw in the early 80's on Sunday matinee (TV). A young man wanted to train at a local martial arts school. He attempts to sneak into the school and is caught. ...
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1answer
2k views

Which Wolverine Existed During the Time Gap?

* Minor Spoilers * During X-Men: Days of Future Past it is explained that the actions Wolverine takes in the past will not come into effect until he wakes up. So when he wakes up in the present the ...
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How did Keitel know that Deisler was a traitor?

During Stereo's showdown Keitel wonders that "Zille" would surely not come alone. He asks Deisler how many men they have down there but when Deisler answers that there are some ten but more on their ...
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1answer
761 views

Did Pippin die in Lord Of The Rings?

At the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King after Pippin touches the Palantir when he is laying on the ground, is he dead then brought to life by Gandalf? I was under the impression ...
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239 views

Has a TV showrunner ever blamed U.S. television content rating standards for compromising his/her creative vision?

The Motion Picture Association of America is sometimes blamed by filmmakers and film producers for hampering creative vision. However, the U.S. television content rating standards (or TV parental ...
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286 views

Why did Cyrus hire/pay a killer in Scandal Season 1?

I'm meanwhile at the end of season 2 of Scandal, however there is one thing I have never understood: in the first season, Cyrus meets the killer (the ex-colleague of Huck) of Amanda Tanner in his ...
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1answer
4k views

Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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1answer
17k views

What is the song playing on the radio in X-Men: Days of future past?

When Wolverine awakes in his 1973 self in X-Men: Days of Future Past he hears a song on the radio. This same song is heard when he awakes in his future self again at the end of the movie, which is ...
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2k views

Are actors all starving?

What do I mean by this question? Well, when watching making of videos, or even when a show like CSI, or Law and Order might have a movie production in an episode's plot, quite often they will show the ...
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1answer
524 views

In The Godfather, did the horse head work?

If I recall correctly, during the beginning of The Godfather Tom Hagen is sent out to Hollywood to convince a producer to use an actor, when the producer balked, he ended up waking up snuggled up to ...

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