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Why does Walter use Lily Of The Valley instead of ricin?

In Breaking Bad Walter wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning of Brock. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure ...
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433 views

What happens to the money used to buy the car wash?

During the end when Walt is found out to be Heisenberg, the DEA and feds went and seized all his assets (like his and Skyler's home) but what would happen to the car wash? Since this was purchased ...
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1k views

Why is Aronofsky's Pi not Pi?

In Darren Aronofsky's famous and mysterious film "Pi" there are many mathematical secrets. My question is about one of them. When the film begins one can see the digits of the number Pi. But here ...
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3k views

Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies?

I've been seeing more and more of these scenes lately (though I know they aren't new), as they add shock value to a particular scene/story line. Just curious if it's split-scened or just a part of the ...
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2answers
238 views

Do people swear by river Thames in the UK?

In India we consider rivers to be holy and respect them. Sometimes swearing by them to prove a point. But in Namastey London, Bebo Malhotra (an UK based NRI) swears by river Thames to vouch for her ...
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1answer
589 views

Woman's face started melting after a kiss with a man

When I was younger I caught a scene in a movie or TV show where a man kissed a woman and after he'd kissed her, her face began to melt off. She had warned him that this would happen if he, or perhaps ...
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1answer
27k views

What do actors actually inhale when they snort cocaine or smoke crack?

While film scenes where an actor injects something into his/her arm can perhaps be faked with edits and maybe prosthetics, how do actors manage to snort cocaine or smoke crack? Are there approved safe ...
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6answers
33k views

Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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1answer
297 views

5 go down - 6 come back - who is the sixth?

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, at the beginning, once the Decepticons find where Megatron lies, they go diving down into the ocean about 40 minutes into the the movie: The overseen ...
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2answers
289 views

What poison in Poirot: The Big Four?

What drug was used in the itv version of The Big Four? The one that caused the paralysis in the two hostages and one of the murder victims.
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2answers
5k views

Cartoon with a muscular main character who's wearing sunglasses

I'm looking for a cartoon show in which the main character is a muscular male, has ginger/yellow afro, is wearing sunglasses, has an absurd name ("bon pon", "pon pon", or something like that), and ...
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1answer
116 views

TV series about 'big cats'

I watched a multipart (5?) series on big cats that I remembered as 'The Big Cat Diaries'. Unfortunately searches on that term show no relevant hits. It was hosted by a sun-tanned South African gent. ...
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1answer
128 views

Martians in a tunnel with the consistency of bubble-wrap

I remember Martians in a tunnel with the consistency of bubble wrap. They would capture people from a Midwest area and would put them in a machine that would alter their brain. The machine looked like ...
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1answer
8k views

What are we to make of Detective Loki?

In Prisoners, what are we supposed to make of the character of Detective Loki? Is there some symbology to his name (the trickster from Norse mythology) and all the tattoos that adorn his body?
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2answers
611 views

Is 'Prisoners' an anti-religious commentary?

Prisoners is tinged with religion. Keller appears to be a deeply religious man. But he is very flexible with his morality when it comes to torturing Alex Jones for information about his daughter. ...
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2answers
136 views

Who was the Escape Artist?

In the BBC TV series The Escape Artist the title most likely refers to either: Will Burton Liam Foyle In Episode 1, I assumed the title character was Will Burton (he'd never lost a case and so was ...
2
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1answer
831 views

Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

In Prisoners, when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he (Alex) left them. He then denies saying this. Why? ...
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1answer
214 views

Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
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3answers
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What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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1answer
387 views

Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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1answer
304 views

Rural man builds A-frame house in 1980s New York City, vandals burn it down

This house is completely out of place in early 1980s New York City and the man faces many hardships in finishing the construction. It is burned down by a gang of criminals known to the builder as it ...
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3answers
4k views

Where can I find scripts/screenplays/transcripts of movies and TV shows?

As a general case, Where can I find scripts/screenplays/transcripts of movies and TV shows?
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4answers
722 views

What did Victor say to Darcy's character at the end?

At the end of Dead Man Down, Darcy asks Victor if he didn't kill him because he had a family and Victor replies "I didn't kill you because ........". Rewound it 15 times and it is unintelligible to ...
2
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1answer
472 views

What was the relevance of the tea?

In The Escape Artist there's an in reference to tea which I don't understand. When acting as Liam Foyle's defence Maggie Gardner drinks some tea which he asks about. Foyle: What tea is that? ...
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2answers
174 views

What was the relationship between Sutton and Mrs. Harshaw?

In The Hot Spot, What was the relationship between the blackmailer Frank Sutton and Mrs. Dolly Harshaw? Was he blackmailing her or was it the other way around?
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1answer
227 views

Woman follows a man with a special camera around the world

This may be a movie from the 80s or 90s. The movie starts with the main actress driving her car, I believe somewhere in Italy, and she rides out of the city. On some mountain she crashed with some ...
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1answer
352 views

Man has a bag with a human head in it

Back in the mid 70's I was watching a late-night scary show called Shock Theater. Every Saturday night they played old horror movies. One night I saw bits and pieces of this black and white movie ...
2
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1answer
296 views

What was in it for Viper?

In The Wolverine, is the motivation behind Viper's involvement in Yashida's immortality project ever explained? I can only recall her mentioning that Yashida hired her.
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1answer
483 views

What is the significance of Erik's nude scene?

In Thor: The Dark World, what is the significance of the Erik's nude scene? Is it just for comedy effect? But if I remember correctly he justified it, but I don't understand the point. Even he was ...
2
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1answer
178 views

Wolverine costume in Xmen?

I'm just wondering why Wolverine does not appear in his iconic costume when even in last movie there is apparently a deleted scene show such a costume ? See this picture.
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2answers
3k views

Darth Vader with his mask off: was that David Prowse?

In The Empire Strikes Back, is that the back of David Prowse's head that we see in the hyperbaric chamber before Darth Vader is fitted with his mask?
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5answers
3k views

Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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2answers
281 views

Mini series featuring Snow White, the White Rabbit, etc

My young daughter and I watched this every night. It was a 4-5 part mini series shown in one of the major networks. It featured a mirror and characters like the White Rabbit, Snow White etc. Its ...
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6answers
3k views

What causes the tension in the strap between Dr. Ryan and Matt?

In the scene where Dr. Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock) leg is entangled in Soyuz's parachute cords and she is tethered with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) through a strap, there is tension in the strap, ...
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1answer
172 views

A boy dies in search of happiness

A movie in which a boy dies in search of happiness. I remember that he died in a bus somewhere in a forest. What is the name of this movie?
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1answer
103 views

How faithful is the script of 2 Guns to the comic?

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. How true is the script to the comic series?
2
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1answer
197 views

Why did Avatar Roku destroy the temple after talking with Aang?

I just finished watching the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar Roku". Towards the end of the episode once Aang is done talking with Roku he (Avatar Roku) proceeds to ...
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2answers
2k views

Why did Mike shoot through Chow's right hand?

In Breaking Bad, when Mike rescued Chow, who was being held hostage by cartel's hitmen, he asked if the lady to whom Chow spoke in Chinese can drive. When Chow replied that she can drive, Mike shot ...
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2answers
943 views

What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
4
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1answer
122 views

Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
8
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1answer
478 views

Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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1answer
104 views

Amateur kills outlaw with a lucky shot and is hailed as a hero

I think it was a black and white film, made in the same kind of style as High Noon. I think it starts with outlaws robbing a town, they might have killed some people too. As they are riding away ...
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2answers
4k views

Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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0answers
115 views

What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
7
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1answer
1k views

Alien invasion movie with bird hitting invisible wall

It was about some sort of aliens trying to enter earth. I was watching it on and off on TV so couldn't find more details. Details: They were broadcasting some stuff of what's happening on news or ...
5
votes
1answer
151 views

Fellini-esque movie with a general in a toilet

It was likely an Italian film made in the 70s. The scene was a military parade. The parading army and audiences were waiting for the general who was on the toilet. He finally stood up off the seat, ...
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3answers
1k views

Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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1answer
93 views

Why did Marshall shoot one of the villains before he committed a crime?

In the movie "High Noon (1952)", when the Marshal is looking for some assistants to help him fight Frank Miller and his friends, one of the civilians asks: Those three killers walking the streets ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Why didn't they use the sword they had?

In the movie Pacific Rim the robots kept losing and almost at the last minute they remembered that they had a super powerful sword and cut the kaiju in half. Why didn't they use that in the beginning ...
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3answers
237 views

Ninja and a beach bum sidekick with a lot of pistols

I recall a TV series I used to watch with my dad. It was about an american ninja and his side kick who was a beach bum or sailor. One memorable scene is in a small area like an apartment living room ...

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