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Is Independence Day a comedy spoof?

I haven't seen it since I walked out of the theater disgusted in 1996, but I've recently been wondering if the movie Independence Day was intended to be a comedy. I was 19 then, and I went to see ...
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How did Bryan find his ex-wife in Taken 2?

How did Bryan find the ambush his ex-wife was taken to? He remembered all the things to find the first place he and his wife were taken and suddenly he found his wife. How is that possible?
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Killing them softly: explanation of the allegory

The Brad Pitt film, Killing them softly, is an allegory of 2008's subprime economic crisis. I'd like to know who each of the characters in the film is supposed to represent in relation to the crisis. ...
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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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637 views

How are Vince and Drama exactly related?

In the TV series Entourage, we know that Vince & Johnny Drama are half brothers, but it is not clear that whether they have same mother or same father. According to Wikipedia there are certain ...
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Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man?

Although Carl Allen(Jim Carrey) was saying no to everything. Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man? What instance made him to go to that show?
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How do they mix real characters with animated characters?

Some animated movies shows real characters( men / women) in them like movie Avatar. How do they mix real characters with animated characters? Is this cost more than purely animated movie? How is the ...
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Rooftop contraption used to simulate realistic driving scenes

I recall seeing a behind-the-scenes feature wherein it is explained that realistic action sequences involving moving cars are now possible with the use of a device which allows the car to be ...
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321 views

Why did Mikael Blomkvist not have any moral concerns about hiding the identities of two serial killers?

The American version (as well as the book) makes a huge fuss about Mikael Blomkvist not being able to publish the story of his findings that Gottfried and Martin Vanger tortured, raped and killed a ...
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210 views

First occurence of Twin Actors/Actresses?

Several movies feature twin characters as Comedians/ Villains/ Hero/ Heroins. I want to know what is the first movie which first used twin characters in it? NB- In reality, they maybe real-life or ...
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What is H. M. Murdock's full name?

The initials in H. M. Murdock are backronymed to "Howling Mad" but that is clearly not his actual given name. Wikipedia (see link) only states several occasions where his name was not revealed. What ...
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203 views

How did Jeff become the Dean's favorite?

In the last few episodes of the third season of the television series Community, it is shown that the dean loves the study group and Jeff is his favorite student. How and when did Jeff becomes the ...
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659 views

Stripper assassin and a ghetto-blaster

The scene I remember is what looks like an older businessman is sitting behind a desk when a tall, statuesque blonde comes in and puts down a ghetto-blaster. She starts dancing/stripping to the music ...
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443 views

How slasher scenes get shot?

I love watching Slasher movies like Saw, Final Destination etc, but always wonder that how they shoot these kind of scenes which looks too real. Scenes like where body parts get slashed, broken in two ...
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Do they really drink or eat when shooting movies?

Many times in movies and TV shows characters are showed as eating or drinking activities (water, beverages, alcohol). If a shoot takes many retakes, then the actors will not want to eat after going ...
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1answer
354 views

Why did Aaron Cross all of a sudden zone out?

In the movie The Bourne Legacy, Aaron Cross goes to the Philippines in an effort to infect himself with a virus that will make him permanently more intelligent. His reasoning is that he wasn't the ...
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Is the Unix operating system featured in Jurassic Park real?

When the film Jurassic Park came out, and I saw that scene where Ariana Richards is sitting in front of the computer and says; This is a Unix system. I know this. It's the files for the whole ...
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626 views

In “A Late Quartet”, is the Pablo Casals anecdote based on a true story?

In the movie, A Late Quartet, Peter (Walken) relates to his class an anecdote involving him and the cellist, Pablo Casals. Is this adapted from a true story? (Please provide the complete anecdote if ...
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64 views

In “A Late Quartet”, when did they decide to play together again?

In the movie, A Late Quartet, after the group completely falls apart (and a brief interlude where Peter tells Juliette that the quartet must be kept together), we are suddenly shown the final concert. ...
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Is the film “Flight” based on a true story?

The film seems like it could easily have been based on a true story especially how detailed a lot of the story is. Are any of the parts based on real-life happenings or is it all fiction? I reckon ...
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1answer
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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362 views

Why they showed Sanjana as the ultimate choice over all 12 girls?

In the movie What's Your Raashee?, why Sanjana ultimately got married to Yogesh. The whole movie is full of social messages like Child-marriage, dowry, woman exposure etc. Then why did they chose ...
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104 views

Which pact is being referred to?

As the title asks, what is the Pact referred to in the 2012 Movie "The Pact" I've watched the movie but I don't recall any reference to a pact? Is it that the sisters agree not to talk about what ...
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219 views

Why Dexter chose to kill rather than run in the Season 7 finale?

In the first episode of Season 7, Dexter chose to run away when he got afraid of revealing his Identity to Debra. But when LaGuerta tried to frame Dexter(Knowing his identity), he thought to kill ...
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553 views

Why did the Observers choose the year 2015?

[Source] In the year 2015, the Observers invaded from the future, instituting "The Purge" and killing many humans. Although humans continued to resist well into the year 2036, the Observers ...
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1answer
445 views

Why was Skyfall delayed?

The James Bond franchise is an exceptionally long-lived one. Every few years a new Bond film comes out, although there isn't a set schedule for when they do so. However, looking at a chronology of ...
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How do they make horses fall down in war movies?

I have seen horses falling down many times in war movies while running. How do they make horses fall down in war movies? Are they highly trained to know fall down at some place or some barriers are ...
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1answer
253 views

Ending of Mission Impossible 4

In the last act of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol Hendricks was still alive and was watching Ethan trying to deactivate the bomb and yet does nothing and breathed his last breath once it's ...
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2k views

Who wrote Phoebe's songs?

Phoebe's character has many songs she performs throughout the series. Was there a single person dedicated to writing songs for the character to perform? Was Lisa Kudrow improvising? Who wrote the ...
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1answer
115 views

What's that movie with the bridge and its builder?

What's that movie in which some captive war-prisoner is assigned a task by his captor of building a bridge to protect the homeland from an invasion? By the time the bridge is complete, the ...
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1answer
726 views

Interpretation of the ending of Lost In Translation

Bob Harris gets ready to leave Japan and initially bids goodbye to Charlotte near the elevator in the hotel. He sees her again on the way and they share a kiss and he whispers something in her ear ...
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136 views

Episode Of Moonlighting where David has to reapply for his job

I remember an episode of Moonlighting that was very fantastic, but I am not sure that it exists because everytime I search it I find nothing. Maybe I am wrong about it. The Story was that as I ...
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1answer
1k views

Where does the huntsman come from in the story of Snow White?

In Snow White and the Huntsman, Huntsman is the major character and his addition made the story as a love triangle. But my question is that is Huntsman part of the real Snow White's fairy tale or its ...
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2answers
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Why isn't the killer of Uncle Ben killed by Spider man in The Amazing Spider Man?

A big difference between the Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-Man and the new Spider-Man reboot is Uncle Ben's killer is neither found, nor killed by Peter in the new movie. Why is that? I thought they ...
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3answers
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First appearance of a weapon with the power of a nuclear bomb?

Atomic Bomb Predicted Before It's Time Written literature that predated the atomic bomb made references to man creating a weapon that could set the sky on fire. H.G. Wells book The Time Machine ...
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1answer
818 views

First occurrence of subliminal messages in film?

Subliminal messages in films isn't a new thing. They have taken many forms by flashing words for a single frame, using iconic images on props and product placements. There are also stories in the ...
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2answers
735 views

Which film or TV-Show was the first to use a '555-' phone number?

[Image from Toy Story 3] Using a fictional '555-' phone number is not uncommon in American films and television shows. Which film or television show was the first to use a '555-' phone number?
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Do they really have sex in movies?

Many times in movies (especially Hollywood), actors and actresses are shown having intercourse (not talking about pornographic films). Do they really do this? Or fake it? That's really up to the ...
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1answer
349 views

Children trapped in a house

I recall a film where children (maybe brother/sister) were stuck in their country home. Unable to get out because small creatures would get them. To protect themselves they made a circle around the ...
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1answer
642 views

What happened to Scrad?

In Men in Black II, Johnny Knoxville's character Scrad, the two-headed alien henchman for Seelena leads a bunch of aline thugs to Jeebs' basement where Agent K has just been deneuralized. In the ...
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How do they film money in TV or movie?

Money shown in movies or TV shows before 30-40 years was looked fake. Is there a law that prohibits was showing real money (bills and close ups of coins) in a TV commercial, show or film? How do they ...
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1answer
2k views

How are stunts where vehicles are seriously damaged (such as explosions or crashes) filmed?

In many movies vehicles are apparently seriously damaged. How are these stunts filmed? Are these made animated? Does it costs more to shoot these types of shots? Do these shots have retakes? Examples ...
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1answer
1k views

Identify this film about a Boy, girl and Girl's Dog

I remember watching a movie where a mature boy has a crush on a girl and tries to impress her. But the problem is that the girl has a dog (most probably a female dog) which creates problems that ...
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2answers
797 views

Movie where a videogame becomes real

I remember seeing a movie in the late 90's to early 2000's about a video game company working on a video game. I think lightning hits the building or something happens and the game becomes real. ...
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1answer
349 views

Anyone recognise this court based film about a mute man accused of murder?

Does anyone recognise this film? I can only remember two scenes from it and the vague plot: I watched it about 20 years ago on TV in the UK. It is an American film, set in America. I would guess it ...
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5answers
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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3answers
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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71 views

Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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1answer
115 views

“He is god! That's why they are taking/sending him to the gas chamber!”

Woman says - "He is god! That's why they are taking/sending him to the gas chamber!" Could be a horror/exploitation type of flick from the 70s/80s.
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1answer
262 views

In unbreakable why doesn't David “sense” that Elijah planned the disasters sooner?

I know that David sensed what Elijah did at the end when they shake hands but why did it take him so long? I think I recall he "sensed" that the man in the army jacket had a gun in his belt without ...

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