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Movie about someone (Robin Williams?) getting hired to do comedy in the Muslim world

The movie's about USA government hiring Robin Williams to do comedy in the Muslim world. His destination was Pakistan but due to some problems, he makes it to india instead and does a comedy show ...
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447 views

I can't recall the name of a horror movie / TV-show I saw years ago

I'm not sure if this is a nightmare I've had since I was young, because I'm pretty sure I saw this on TV. Anyway, the plot goes something like this: There's this big mansion, I think it's wine-red, ...
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404 views

Title of an action movie from late 80s, early 90s where Soviet is invading USA

The little I remember is that the USSR is invading the USA and we are following a group of students/children. They might have hid in the mountains, and I think there was a scene in a school. The group ...
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2answers
2k views

What were Garrett and Coulson drawing?

In the season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D we saw Garrett was drawing something like a universe or multiverse like thing. Later Coulson saw that and inspired to draw again in wall. So what was ...
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1answer
185 views

Why did Xavier not contact the US and Russian military telepathically?

I saw X-Men: First Class a long time ago. I have been getting a doubt about the climax. We are all very familiar with the power and abilities of Professor Charles Francis Xavier. Let's check what ...
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3answers
837 views

Why did Robert Fisher really accept the inception?

In Inception when every one wakes up in the airplane, Saito finally makes the call so I can understand he knows Cobb successfully planted the idea in Robert's mind. But I don't understand why Robert ...
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4answers
2k views

Why don't American television series have different titles for each season?

Take, for example, The Simpsons - the first season of that show is just called The Simpsons, as is the second season and the third season and so on and so forth. The individual seasons don't have ...
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1answer
100 views

Lynch-esque film with a Gold motif

I'm pretty sure it was released in the last decade or so. It's got a David Lynch vibe about it & from what I remember, the film is set in a casino & there is an unseen character that may or ...
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2answers
438 views

Trial of an alleged rapist. At the end, a single scene explains it all

So the only thing I remember is that it is about a trial for rape , they accuse somebody of raping a girl. Almost the whole movie occurs in the court. At the very end, they finally reveal what ...
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1answer
551 views

Movie with magical jewel / stone which turns you invisible when put inside your mouth?

A long time ago, when i was a kid/teen, I watched a movie about knights, and battles among them. I really don't remember anything about the story (other than it was fiction, rather than Historical), ...
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1answer
499 views

What is the term for that style device when a soundtrack turns out to be heard within the reality of the film?

I believe the initial scene of Eyes Wide Shut is an example for this. I am sure I've heard a fancy term for the use of a piece of soundtrack that turns out to be heard within the film itself. How is ...
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1answer
242 views

Why did they make Molly Single?

In the 2014 TV adaptation of the 1996 movie "Fargo" by the Coen Brothers, one of the main characters, the female police officer Molly Solverson, is investigating a strange series of crimes happening ...
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3answers
2k views

How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
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1answer
517 views

Identify this hollywood movie where a movie director makes a film based on a student's story

Nearly 5 years ago I watched Hollywood movie (I think in HBO/starmovies). This story is about a lazy student (looks like he's in the 5/6th standard) who didn't do any homework. So one day the ...
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1answer
139 views

Isn't it wrong for the commentator to say that?

Warrior starring Tom Hardy is a brilliant movie. If you go over just the fight scenes, you will see both the fights between Tommy (Tom Hardy's character) and Mad Dog Grimes and all his fights in the ...
4
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1answer
587 views

Why is the “night shift” always working during the day?

I realize that there is some overlap but for the main characters of CSI being part of the "graveyard shift" it seems like they work a lot during the day. Any idea why this is?
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1answer
2k views

Why do criminals always leave the front door ajar so cops can easily detect something is wrong?

Why does it seem like in every cop based TV drama (CSI, Law and Order, etc.) that whenever something bad has happened that the front door is always left open or slightly ajar? Do criminals not ...
3
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1answer
336 views

identify this movie about that there is no perfect crime

The movie shows us that no matter what nobody can make a perfect crime. It starts with a murder. The main actress is black and the killer. There are no suspicions about her in the whole movie. All ...
4
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1answer
658 views

Who is the fat guy and what is his importance?

In Donnie Darko, during a failed attempt of a kiss, one fat guy is shown. The same fat guy is shown again in some random scenes. Is he some character from film which I missed or is it some cameo? Or ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there any symbolism behind the bunny face?

In Donnie Darko, Frank wears a scary bunny face. Why is a bunny face is selected for Frank's mask? Is there any symbolism behind it? There are various moments in the film where jumping scenes are ...
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1answer
194 views

Why did the Bandit drive a Firebird and not his own rig?

We know the Bandit was a truck driver with his own rig. Why didn't he drive his rig, instead of the Firebird?
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336 views

German way of gesturing 3 in Inglourious Basterds?

How true is that., when i googled I don't find much info about that. Is that made up for film or do Germans gesture like that.
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3answers
517 views

Help me remember a black and white movie with a song that became a jazz standard

This was a black and white "B" or "C" film of the 40s or 50s. It was known for introducing a song that became a jazz standard. A 25 to 30 year old man is singing a song to a 10 to 12 year old girl ...
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1answer
211 views

How did the Tanners' mom die?

On the TV show 'Full House', Danny Tanner was left to raise three daughters by himself. My Question: How did the Tanners' mom die?
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1answer
138 views

How much of the story “actually happened”?

The opening credits of the excellent American Hustle proclaim, somewhat modestly compared to other movies claiming to be based on true stories: Some of this actually happened How much of it ...
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4answers
931 views

How did Smiley know he could trust a certain person?

This question can be based on either the 2011 film of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Gary Oldman, or the 1979 BBC series with Alec Guinness. How did Smiley know he could trust Toby Esterhase? ...
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1answer
307 views

Did Jack steal the Heart of the Ocean?

In Titanic (1997), towards the end after the ice berg accident, Rose decides to go back and tell her mother and fiance about it to warn them. "Now that one of my missing items has returned, I know ...
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1answer
2k views

Justified: Robert Quarles, who are those boys he's torturing?

So Justified season 3 seems to be maybe intentionally vague about Robert Quarles f'd up habit of torturing (raping?) what looks like young boys chained to a bed/toilet. At one point I thought he was ...
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1answer
440 views

Teenage son sees ghosts in basement; tries to kill his mother

I watched this years ago and I cant remember what it’s called. A family moves into a new house, and they had two sons and I think two daughters. The two sons (one teen and one middle schooler) ...
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1answer
179 views

Man mistaken for cop by drug dealers

The main character is getting ready to start a job with the FBI or CIA or something and in the beginning he has a black crown vic, an old police cruiser, and they pull up by drug dealers who think ...
2
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1answer
493 views

Man takes revenge on all rich people

Its about a man who works as a guard for a security van. His wife dies with a sickness, he wastes his savings on her medicine, then loses his Job, he tries to get loans, people tell him they going to ...
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1answer
278 views

The Bletchley Circle, Blood on Their Hands, Part 2: explain ending

At the end of 'Blood on Their Hands, Part 2', in the second season of The Bletchley Circle, I'm confused as to why Susan's explanation was not obvious previously.
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1answer
307 views

Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Alright. The first time I saw the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), it was... believe it or not... 4:3. I even obtained a copy of this. Later, I discovered that it was supposedly released in ...
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1answer
42 views

How can I find release schedules of foreign movies in China?

I currently live in China and love to go to the cinema on a regular basis. However, due to government protectionism and a fear of foreign culture invading, only about 30-40 foreign movies are ...
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4answers
406 views

Why did Bilbo want the ring back from Frodo?

I watched Lord of the Rings, and I saw a change in Bilbo when he had to give up the ring. He became mad and didn't want to part with it. When Bilbo was giving gifts to Frodo he gave him a shirt and ...
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1answer
295 views

Is there such a “punctum” moment in the movies

I am trying to find a theory similar to Roland Barthes' for the photography, where he describes a detail in a photo as "punctum", that creates a direct relationship between the object and the person ...
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1answer
84 views

Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
2
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1answer
109 views

Woman hit by a carriage

I recall some details from a movie I'd like to identify: Older female whose father was an protester in Europe and whose leg was hit by a horse wagon during a protest. The accident caused her to be in ...
5
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1answer
177 views
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2answers
319 views

Realism of the responsibilities of the senior staff in the West Wing

I am in the middle of a West Wing marathon and I was wondering regarding the powers and responsibilities that the Communications director and Deputy Communications director, as portrayed in the ...
2
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2answers
476 views

Why did Maximus not return to his army camp when he escapes being murdered?

When Maximus is first taken out to be killed up in Germany somewhere at the beginning of Gladiator and they ride out until dawn and are to slay him, he goes all amazing and escapes. Now at this point ...
8
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1answer
428 views

Why did Iron Man fly so far before releasing the bomb?

I recently re-watched The Avengers and I'm curious, at the end when Tony Stark takes the Nuke through the portal, he seems to hold onto it for a long time. Is there any reason he held on for so long? ...
5
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1answer
4k views

Why human faces are not drawn in old cartoons

This question torments me from childhood. In old cartoons like Tom and Jerry human faces are not drawn. But since 5th volume (not precisely) human faces were introduced. Why? Was it difficult for ...
2
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1answer
219 views

What is this Japanese gangster/supernatural film?

I'm trying to identify a film I watched about 6-7 years ago. I'm not sure when it was made, but it didn't seem like it would be earlier than the 90s. It was probably Japanese (though possibly ...
0
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1answer
8k views

What is the music during the stripper's dance in '3 Days to Kill"?

I am trying to identify the music from the '3 Days to Kill' soundtrack during the stripper's dance. The scene is at 1:19:52 (1hr 19min and 52 seconds) into the movie. The music only plays briefly. ...
3
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1answer
493 views

Children's TV show with magic mirror where animated scenes happened in the mirror

I'm trying to identify an 80's -early 90's children's show I had on VHS. The things I remember about this show are: Mirror - A magic mirror was an element to the story. Someone would "find" the ...
2
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1answer
127 views

Decadence pre-war partying before enlisting

I'm looking for a movie. It depicts the emptiness of a man's life - he attends parties, drinks. I'm not sure if they are gay, but males wear makeup. In the end of the movie, he washes away mascara and ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
6
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1answer
630 views

Why was this version of the Stark vs Loki scene abandoned?

So recently I found this little animation that seems to be taken from either deleted scenes or some sort of pre-processing/concept work up of the scene before the Battle of New York of Stark vs Loki. ...
5
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1answer
2k views

What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?

In Season 5 Episode 8 of Family Guy (Barely Legal), there is a scene where Meg turns the lamp in her room on and off while spinning the tag on Brian's collar while somebody sings an aria. The context ...

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