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825 views

Why is the film titled 'Frances Ha'?

Why is the film titled 'Frances Ha'? Is there some symbolism to it? Sure, we see that she has to abbreviate her name to get her label to fit into the mailbox of her new apartment. But this scene ...
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1answer
130 views

Is Frances a bad dancer? Or is it Greta?

In the film, Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character who happens to be an apprentice dancer in a professional dance company and later, a choreographer. The movie is sprinkled with a ...
10
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4answers
12k views

Who are Linus' mom and dad really?

In all the Ocean Movies - Linus' (Matt Damon's) mom (in 12) and dad (in 13) get the gang out of sticky situations. They say they are part of the law enforcement agencies - but I have never been sure. ...
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2answers
342 views

Australian comedy movie where a guy has house near airport

I think the movie should be somewhere between late 80's and early 90's. I watched this movie in my friend's netflix account. The guy has three sons and a daughter, and one son would be in jail. They ...
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4answers
295 views

Why do characters turn off a car when stopped, even briefly, only to turn it back on again?

I've noticed in countless films and television shows that when characters stop for some reason-- to pick someone up, for instance-- they turn the car off, only to turn it back on again mere seconds ...
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1answer
351 views

Symbolism of eating as a main human activity

I just saw once again Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and noticed something I hadn't given so much attention in my previous viewings. Namely, the fact that all main characters are shown, at some ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Who slashed Matt Reynold's throat in LA Confidential?

In LA confidential, Sid Hudgens and Jack Vincennes set up this one kid, Matt Reynolds, to have sex with the district attorney so they can take pictures of the two of them. However, when Jack has a ...
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1answer
72 views

What are the Planets?

In the movie "After Earth" the humans are relocated to another planet. What is that planet and the planet the ship crashes? Is it the Earth?
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1answer
475 views

Movie in which Bruce Lee's character is played (used) as an inspirer & trainer?

I know this couldn't work better, but I definitely need some help. This movie is about an American college teenager who lost his parents in childhood. He loves Bruce Lee as his god. He often gets ...
5
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1answer
316 views

Identify this film about a couple who escape from the police down a waterfall

There's a girl in an all-girls school, or perhaps a convent. One night they have some kind of dance, and get to dance with these men, who I seem to remember are convicts, seems a bit strange though. ...
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1answer
5k views

What does the mouse symbolize?

In the movie, The Green Mile, I knew instantly that the small, "magical" like mouse had some sort of symbolic meaning but I cannot for the life of me think of what that meaning could be. Does anyone ...
6
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2answers
392 views

Villain tracks henchmen chasing hero through a maze/labyrinth

I'm trying to ID a movie that I had caught the end of as a child. The specific scenes that I remember are a cat-and-mouse exchange between the protagonist and a couple of henchmen in a giant, ...
4
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1answer
5k views

What is the “multi pass” Leeloo had?

In Fifth Element Leeloo has some document that's pretty much looks like a driver license but bears a large "Multi pass" caption on it. She display it when boarding the spacecraft and introduces ...
6
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1answer
630 views

Identify a film about a kidnapped child returning to his mother as an adult

Any help with the below would be well appreciated! It is an American live action film. I watched it on TV in the UK in the 80s. I don't think it had a theatre release. There were no famous actors ...
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2answers
2k views

Fake German postwar hospital to trick allied soldier into revealing secrets

I would like to identify a probable 70's movie about a captured allied soldier. The German captors set up a fake hospital away from the city, complete with ingenious and very convincing details. The ...
7
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2answers
1k views

Where do Sam & Dean get money from?

I was watching Supernatural yesterday, and Dean bribed a motel clerk to get some info about vampires. Then it hit me, where do they get money? I am aware that Dean was a construction worker in the ...
12
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1answer
820 views

Zombie Movie where girl realizes that zombie apocalypse happened

I saw this movie a few years ago and don't remember much about it, but I'll try my best. Pretty sure it was an indie film on Netflix. This college-aged girl wakes up after being knocked out (tried to ...
2
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1answer
413 views

How is George Stark related to the twin?

During the course of The Dark Half we learn that the killer is actually George Stark, an alter ego that Thad Beaumont invented in order to publish books not to be brought in relation with his name. ...
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1answer
209 views

Movie about a girl who can make everthing real

I don't remember the movie name, but it had something like this story line. Girl joins a boy high school, she races joins a race that's meant for boys only. Then she becomes friend of a boy. Both ...
3
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1answer
167 views

Circus setting with a high wire act over a wooden bed of swords

Timeframe I was somewhere around 8-12 years old, which would be in the 1974-1978 span, the movie would possibly be older since it was on television at the time, and shot in black and white. (Of ...
8
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3answers
7k views

Why are some movies still shot in black and white or sepia?

Why are some films still shot in black and white or sepia? I can understand if it's perhaps a "period piece" like The Artist or The Good German, or if, like in Sin City, it's done to perhaps stay true ...
2
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1answer
188 views

Characters break through the animation frame and chase each other across motion picture frames

I'm looking to identify an old cartoon (from the 1930s or 1940s, I think, based on the style) that had the characters breaking through the animation frame and chasing each other across the motion ...
3
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2answers
512 views

What was the purpose of the lightning tree?

I don't feel like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fully explained this. It seems awfully convenient to have a tree where lightning strikes 12 times every hour. What would possibly be the point of this ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

Protagonist smuggles swords through an airport in a case filled with clay

I saw this movie when I was very young, and remember bits and pieces that are largely unsearchable. It has sentimental value to me, and I'd love to watch it again as an adult. The main guy in the ...
13
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3answers
7k views

Why does Bernadette work at the Cheesecake Factory?

It would seem more logical for a graduate student of microbiology to be working at a lab or perhaps as a teacher's assistant. Is it ever explained why she needs to work as a waitress to pay for her ...
2
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2answers
303 views

He loses his sense of touch while trying to have sex

The man sometimes loses some of his 5 senses or sometimes some of them gets a bit boosted and is incapable of getting his penis erected. Some of the scenes i know. like his sense of sight gets boosted ...
4
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3answers
994 views

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2?

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2? I believe that Mindy is said to be 15 in the sequel. Do we know how old she was in Kick-Ass? How about in the comics?
3
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1answer
261 views

How was the Dilophosaurus scene shot?

In the movie Jurassic Park, What was the Dilophosaurus made of? Neither can I make it out be an animatronic robot like T-Rex/Triceratops nor a human costume like Velociraptor (since it was very ...
3
votes
2answers
918 views

What is the name of Master Shifu in the Chinese dub of Kung Fu Panda?

Master Shifu is a supporting character in the Kung Fu Panda (franchise). But seeing as to how his name is something of a tautonym (shifu means master in Mandarin), what is used for his name in the ...
17
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1answer
2k views

How was Kung Fu Panda received in China?

Considering that the film is an American kung-fu production which takes on Chinese traditions and culture, how was it received in China? Did local critics consider it a humorous animated Chinese tale? ...
2
votes
1answer
700 views

How are colourized season 1 episodes available on Netflix?

I've been watching Bewitched on Netflix, and I noticed that two episodes in season 1 are in colour, while the rest of the episodes in the season are in black and white. I read that the show switched ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

What was the role of Jackie Costigan?

Billy Costigan's uncle Jackie is mentioned in The Departed with Queenan and Dignam, then again during Sullivan's briefing scene. How was he important to Frank Costello's crew?
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2answers
499 views

Crossing your own timeline, changing the future - how does that work?

There are many movies and TV episodes in which a character "crosses his own timeline", sometimes even meeting his past or future self (e.g. The Day of the Doctor). Technically, I should say meeting ...
4
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1answer
760 views

Father dies and daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle

What is the name of the movie where father dies and after his death daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle? It's pretty recent movie. I think it was made in 2013.
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2answers
1k views

Why is the movie titled “Skyfall”?

Why is the twenty-third James Bond movie titled Skyfall? I watched the movie but couldn't find him falling from an airplane or something...
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1answer
278 views

Did Leonard Shelby know his wife because of his subconscience?

In the beginning of the movie when Leonard is talking on the phone to the mysterious caller (who we find out is Teddy [John gamble {not thee John G}]). He says he is different from Sammy Jenkins ...
0
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2answers
516 views

Pink haired woman dressed as an alien teaches you about outer space

I am trying to remember the name of a old VHS I had from late 80s early 90s. It was a educational show that had this women dressed as a alien with crazy red/pink hair and goggles for eyes. She would ...
2
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1answer
240 views

Movie about a mindcontrolling monster on earth and nice human-like aliens trying to stop it

I only have a few remembrances of this movie I watched when I was like 7... Could anyone help me figure the title ? All I can remember is that the bad guy is some kind of monster that's able to ...
7
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1answer
643 views

How did Bruce Wayne get into Gotham when Bane had blown up all the bridges?

After Bruce escaped from the prison, how did he manage to get into Gotham? He had no access to his Batman-utilities.
0
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1answer
44 views

In S02E40, why was Luci so attracted to Noman if there was no devil acting upon her?

In Anger Management, S2E40 (titled "Charlie and the Devil"), why was Luci so attracted to Noman if there was no devil acting upon her?
5
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2answers
10k views

Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
0
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1answer
169 views

How does Dom know the color of Letty's car?

In Fast & Furious aka The Fast and the Furious 4. When Dom is out on the road piecing together Letty's accident in his mind... how does he know the color and make of the car she was driving? He ...
6
votes
1answer
621 views

Did Saul poison Brock?

In Breaking Bad Saul has been shown at Andrea's new house, where he delivers Jesse's money directly to Andrea. Both her and Brock are familiar with him, we even see him conversing with Brock. Also ...
5
votes
2answers
362 views

Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
5
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1answer
110 views

Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?

In the season two episode of Star Trek, “Wolf in the Fold”, they discover that there is a non-corporeal entity that has been going around the galaxy committing murders for a very long time. During ...
2
votes
1answer
388 views

What's the name of the game that Dade plays?

What's the name of the game that Dade plays (the one he gained highest score by beating Kate)? Or at least suggest a 3D game like that.
0
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2answers
197 views

Assassin kills target in pool

What is the name of the action movie that starts off with a paid killer (the main character) underwater in a pool wearing either a rebreather (or maybe a scuba tank) who kills his target while he is ...
3
votes
1answer
122 views

How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?

I’ve never understood how Kirk, Spock, and Bones got back to the present at the end of “City on the Edge of Forever”. Going back to 1930 is simple enough, they stepped through the portal at the right ...
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1answer
700 views

Chip implant to connect people to the Internet

I'm looking for a movie title about a chip implant to connect people to the internet. In the movie people start dying because something went wrong with the chip implant in their head. I saw this ...
4
votes
1answer
396 views

What is the problem with powering the Mark 42 suit?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a problem powering the Mark 42 suit. There is a key scene where he has a panic attack because the young boy says the suit is not charging. There is also a scene where ...

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