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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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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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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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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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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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196 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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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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768 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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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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287 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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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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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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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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What is the difference between a grip and a key grip?

Could you define what a grip does in the production of a movie, and then what makes the key grip, key? When looking at the crew list of "Big Trouble in Little China" I noted it also shows, in ...
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504 views

Why do Xavier and Magneto meet Wolverine in “The Wolverine (2013)”?

From what I understood from X-Men: Days of Future Past, it happens in the future, many years after The Wolverine (2013). Why then do Xavier and Magneto meet Logan in 2013? They must have been sent ...
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393 views

How true is Magneto's future catharsis?

Magneto's future self in X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be a refined and wiser man to some degree. While there were earlier instances of him working together with the X-Men and this time it might ...
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1answer
256 views

Identify film with mother and child in a dilapidated hotel or apartment building

My wife and I watched this on DVD a number of years ago, and it was relatively recent at the time, which would put it somewhere between 2000 and 2010 or so. I believe it was American. The setting was ...
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1answer
1k views

Film with two people kissing while drinking from a fountain?

When I was a kid I remember watching this film where there were two kids who drank at a fountain and then kissed while they were drinking, then the scene shows they're grown up while still kissing in ...
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561 views

Why is the flashing light asynchron to the shots fired at Brett in Pulp Fiction?

A few days ago I watched Pulp Fiction again. I noticed something and now I'm curious about a little detail. When Vincent and Jules killing Brett in Pulp Fiction a yellow/orange light appears two times ...
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239 views

Was “The 400 Blows” influenced by “The Catcher in the Rye”?

Truffaut's The 400 Blows is considered by many to be the first film of the French New Wave, and somewhat autobiographical, and Truffaut has been quoted as saying that the film saved his life. It has ...
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634 views

What is this movie featuring hopping vampires?

This was an asian kung fu movie and I distinctly remember a scene where these hopping vampires are hopping towards our heroes in a graveyard. They're doing all this elaborate kung fu to attach these ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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1answer
379 views

What Polish(?) movie features a guy who cheats on wife and takes pictures

Some SPOILERS in the description of this movie. I'm looking for the name of a foreign movie (maybe Polish) from around 2010 about a guy who cheats on his wife while he is away on business trips. ...
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Why do movies & TV use this police radio clip over and over?

Quick background The sound I am referring to can be heard in this video, in the police radio at 0.26. It sounds like, "one-four-one celibacy". I've noticed this sound for a long time. So, the ...
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2answers
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Why does Professor X touch his head when using his abilties?

Both James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart touch their right temple when Professor X uses his telepathic ability. I can't think of another mutant who does something similar so what's the reason for this? ...
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What was the connection between the Mayfly Man, Tessa and the other women?

In The Sign of Three, when Sherlock is having a conference with the 5 women (the Mayfly Man case), he finds that the employers of all five women are different. So how does Tessa know about the wedding ...
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Why “The Best Things in Life Are Free?”

In the mid-season finale of Mad Men's season 7 (Episode 7, "Waterloo), Bert Cooper appears to Don and sings a glowing rendition of "The Best Things in Life Are Free." The musical number was a unique ...
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285 views

Cartoon about a dimensional gateway within a cupboard

I remember quite a long time ago a cartoon which I’ve forgotten the name of, I saw it on ABC in Australia between the ages of 6 to 8, I’m currently 24. The main character's name is Leo I think and he ...
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528 views

Who was McGuffin?

Most storytelling concepts that have names that sound like the name of a person can be traced to an actual person, real or fictitious. (Foley, Mary Sue, etc.) But I've never come across an ...
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What did Mrs. Hudson find so amusing about the telegrams?

In The Sign Of Three, when John enters 221B Baker Street, he finds Mrs.Hudson laughing hysterically. When asked, she replies telegrams. What was so funny about the telegrams? JOHN: Mrs Hudson? ...
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When was the first use of nudity on the silver screen?

With the exception of pornography (which I don't think makes it to the "silver screen"), which movie first made use of nudity? I realize that the term "nudity" is much different now than it was back ...
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Which Best Actor/Actress Oscar nominee shows up the latest in his/her movie?

Frances McDormand was nominated for best actress for “Fargo,” which she doesn't appear in until 33 minutes into the film. Is that the latest a best actor/actress Oscar nominee has appeared in their ...
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Why does the score not match the movie's atmosphere?

The main theme of the movie "The Third Man" sounds weird to me! The movie is dark and full of mystery, but the theme is something funny and happy! What's the reason behind this apparently intended ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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The use of flyover sequences

Can someone please explain the use and significance of flyover sequences between scenes in TV shows and movies? (For example, the TV show House M.D. has flyover shots between scenes of the outsides of ...
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1answer
252 views

German Movie with 3 alien women

I saw a German movie on TV that had an ordinary guy in it who befriended these three women who ran a boutique - I remember it had a polished wooden floor. The women subsequently turned out to be ...
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How far back do I need to watch Doctor Who for it to still make sense?

Doctor Who is a pretty old series going back to 1963. I have not watched any of it, but it looks very promising. The age of this series is slightly scary and I am thinking about watching later series ...
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0answers
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Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the ...
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Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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Explanation of Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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1answer
296 views

Identify an Actress in Impluse Body Spray commercial from early 2000s

Hi I'm trying to identify an actress that I saw in a commercial in the early 2000s. The advert was shown on uk tv and was promoting Impulse body spray. In the story a woman (the actress) heads in to ...
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1answer
903 views

How did Mola “betray Shiva” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

In the ending of Indiana Jones 2, Indy accuses Mola Ram, the priest of "betraying Shiva" or something like that, causing the Sankara stones to ignite and eventually to kill Mola. How had Mola betrayed ...
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363 views

Psychedelic sci-fi movie about televisions sucking people into tv shows

This is a movie I watched about 15 years ago. Was looking for it all over the IMDB, but no luck. I don't remember the whole plot, but here is small scene that I can remember: ...A guy breaks an ...
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517 views

What phone call does Mrs. Hudson refer to in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the beginning of the Sherlock episode The Empty Hearse when John returns to 221B Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson shows a very rude behavior by slamming tea and biscuits onto the table. Why was she so ...
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Who is that girl in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff is holding a small girl while watching Magneto on TV with his mother standing near. Now I wonder who she is. Quicksilver has a twin sister ...
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397 views

What real-world mountain was used in Where Eagles Dare?

What is the real-world mountain that was used for filming the cable car scene in Where Eagles Dare?

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