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Why does Netflix's “Marco Polo” have the reputation of being a flop? [closed]

I keep reading online that Marco Polo from Netflix was a flop, and I don't understand how it's earned this reputation. Perhaps this myth is spread by competing studios and critics, but I don't see ...
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Comparative Profitability of Genres in Movie History

I'd like to see a list of genres based in order of profitability throughout movie history. I suspect the horror genre is the most profitable genre going back all the way to the early days of movies, ...
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In 'Paper Moon', is Addie the daughter of Moses?

Throughout the movie Paper Moon, it's hinted that Addie is the daughter of Moses. But it is never confirmed or denied. Since this is based on a novel, I was wondering if there is any canonical ...
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Correlation of events in Red Lights

This is about the movie Red Lights (2012). Is there any correlation between the deaths of Margaret and the skeptic reporter who both die of heart attacks. Or is it simply coincidence?
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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66 views

What did Mycroft mean when he said: “You know what happened to the other-one” [duplicate]

At the end of Sherlock S03E03, Mycroft says to man standing beside him: "Don't be absurd, I am not given to some brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other-one", and the man seemed ...
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Why didn't Julian tell Danny the truth about his last job?

At the end of The Matador Julian asks Danny for help with a last job he needs to do in order to be free and not get killed by his boss, to which Danny reluctantly agrees. But then after it's done he ...
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476 views

Cartoon with moose, raccoon and cavemen

I don't remember much about it, but is was something I watched when I was little, and it's been bugging me that I can't find it! I was a kid during the early 2000's, but I don't recall if the cartoon ...
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What is Jason's role / purpose in Continuum?

Continuum Series Spoiler ahead for beginners: I've completed season 2. By the end of season 2 we came to know that Jason is Alec's son. Alec sent him from 2077 to the past(1992 or 1990). We saw in ...
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231 views

Why is not a single grounder deformed in The 100?

Due to the radiation, at least some of them should have been deformed. The people in the desert produced deformed offspring, and the deformed were outcast, or killed. But all grounders are very ...
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280 views

When did bombs start having fancy countdown timers?

I think that it's widely considered that bombs with cute LCD displays and timers displaying the time left, all in movies and video games, are highly unrealistic, because what evil villain wants to let ...
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275 views

Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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Did Archer cause the elevator to break?

In Archer S06E05, "Vision Quest", did Archer cause the elevator to break? I didn't quite understand what happened. Ray called Mallory using his cell phone and instead it called the elevator phone. ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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199 views

Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

In the 3rd episode of the 9th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" for the best bar. While the show is not particularly famous for referencing ...
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368 views

The Strain Vampire Vigilante and Theory

In The Strain Season 1 Episode 7, For Services Rendered, we see what appears to be a group of vigilante vampires. What is their relationship to other vampires like The Master and his minions? I think ...
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380 views

Ghost Ship horror movie [not Ghost Ship (2002) or Death Ship (1980)]

I am looking for a ghost ship movie I saw a few years back, and it is not Ghost ship (2002) or Death Ship (1980) -- I already watched them in the last few days on my search for this movie, which I ...
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829 views

What is the significance of the Wolf in last episode of Fargo?

[Spoiler Alert] In the last episode of Fargo, Gus is driving a car when he suddenly spots a Wolf in the middle of the road. This makes him stop the Car and also coincidentally identify Malvo's ...
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195 views

B&W Holocaust film, children taken to a gas chamber, smiling SS-man with a dog

This is black and white film, I saw that single scene probably in early 90s, it was black and white and seemed old. There was a group of children being taken to a gas chamber, I believe, and there was ...
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86 views

Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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104 views

Is Breacher wearing a European style necktie to point to Schwarzenegger's heritage?

In Sabotage (2014) the character Breacher, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is shown wearing a European style necktie, i.e. the stripes showing positive diagonals when seen by others ( // , see here). ...
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195 views

What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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282 views

What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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852 views

Why are the Aunts' surnames in Pushing Daisies 'Charles'?

In the series Pushing Daisies, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles is born to Charles Charles and Lily Charles. However, it is explained that this was an illicit affair between the two, as Charles Charles was ...
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342 views

Why doesn’t Carrie tell Saul that Brody can trick the lie detector?

In season 1 of Homeland, Carrie knows that Brody can trick the lie detector, because of the last question (she has slept with him, he lies about it, but the lie detector doesn’t recognize it as ...
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386 views

Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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How was the cameraman removed from the mirrors in the elevator scene? [duplicate]

In the movie Shattered (aka Butterfly on a wheel), at about the 7th minute, Neil Randall (Gerard Butler) is going up an elevator, with another person in it. From the angle of the shot, I am 100% ...
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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 ...
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What was the meaning of the country song in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why doesn't the supposed killer recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene, we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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What does the automaton symbolise?

The Best Offer includes a lot of symbolism revolving around the automaton that plays an important role in the film. Besides the automaton itself, there are a lot of gears and pieces of clockwork. Then ...
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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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454 views

What is the song that Lupin plays at the end? [closed]

What is the song Lupin plays at the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, when he's resigning, not the one with the boggart? I already know the boggart scene one, it is Hot Liquorice by Dick Walters, but I am ...
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604 views

Lost purgatory theory

I'm watching Lost for the second time and every time I watch an episode with the entire plot in mind I can see how the purgatory theory is one of the ones that most fits in. The basic idea is the ...
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When does Sam lose his psychic powers?

In the television series Supernatural, at what point of time and during which season did Sam lose his powers? EDIT: I mean to ask whether it was around the time Sam was brought back from hell without ...
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Definitive explanation of the line, “…picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” from “The French Connection.”

So in the 1971 film, The French Connection, Gene Hackman’s character Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle utters this semi famous bit of dialogue; YouTube video clip at the end of this question: All right! You ...
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Paul Walker body doubles in Fast & Furious 7

I had just recently watched Fast & Furious 7. I am aware that Paul Walker's two brothers stood in as a body double for his character in order to finish filming some scenes. I am also aware that ...
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Was the superstition in Vikings historically accurate?

In season 1 of Vikings, most of the content was filled with superstitions and prayers. It seemed as if everything was linked with gods and omens, which seemed unusual to me. I am trying to ask, were ...
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374 views

Villains aren't born they're made

I've just been writing an essay on the fact that some villains in books might not actually be true villains and vice versa. While researching I've come across this phrase several times "Villains ...
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406 views

Late 80s or early 90s summer camp movie

SO, I've been desperately searching for the title of this movie. It's a summer camp movie - teens and their antics when away from home... I know, not super helpful. Now, here's a clue that I hope is ...
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563 views

What 80s or 90s horror movie is set underground with a bunch of soldiers fighting slow moving zombie like monsters

I often have a flicker of a memory which is like a bad itch I have been unable to scratch, scouring the interwebs and all the cult movie lists I can find on IMDB and everywhere else. There was a ...
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1k views

Movie with two men who steal a car and kidnap a girl (child)

I can't for the life of me remember what this movie is called, and I thought I'd try this place. I saw it when I was younger, so I believe it has to be an 80's or early 90's movie. I thought it was ...
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712 views

Why was Officer Deville guarding the road during the opening?

In The Encounter (a movie I can't really recommend, due to the low quality acting and predictable story), Officer Deville is found guarding a road that has been closed due to poor weather conditions, ...
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136 views

Quirky English comedy where a man and a dog switch identities

British film (English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh?) -- in color Some sort of 1 word clerical or scholarly reference in a 3-4 word title (apostate, cleric's, petitioner???) At the beginning, a wealthy, ...
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2k views

How are first-person perspective videos shot?

I want to know what kind of cameras are typically used to shoot first-person perspective videos or movies and how they are shot? Here's an example. The song Smack my bitch up by The Prodigy. Here's ...
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72 views

US/Canadian Road Movie about a rock/Indie band

In this movie a band is on tour, the Band goes on ahead in the tour bus and the lead singer goes off on his own to 'find himself' i,e stare at lakes, clouds, tumbleweeds. At some point he hooks up ...
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Why are the Latest Episodes of South Park not in 3D animation?

The technology has greatly improved since South Park's pilot episode, why has the style of the show not been changed?
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1k views

Power of the Sand Snake girls

The Sand Snake girls are introduced in late 5th season of Game of Thrones. The eyes of Bronn started burning when he looked at one of them. What is the power of the Sand Snake girls?
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Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers? [duplicate]

Spider-man is left out of The Avengers. Why? Can we expect Spider-man in Avengers 2? Or Avengers 3? Are there any legal rights problems as to why they don't have him? Are there cost issues? Why is ...

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