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Trying to find an Alright on the Night episode

I've been trying to discover which UK (It'll be) Alright on the Night episode, from the 1980s, featured a clip of a TV presenter's voice introducing a prison drama, which then cuts to some kids TV-...
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What is the function of Darth Vader's helmet?

He's only seen without it on two occasions. The first is in TESB, very briefly, from behind, when he's in his quarters apparently undergoing some sort of medical procedure, possibly a regular ...
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How was The Second Coming received by Christian groups?

I recently watched The Second Coming which is a story of Steve, a kind-hearted video store clerk from Manchester who disappears for forty days and forty nights before he is found wandering the Moors ...
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609 views

A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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115 views

Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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1answer
416 views

Movie where only a man and a woman left astray in a random place, followed by big cloud of darkness

There is this one movie where the beginning is in an old farm side I think. Then after that, everything changes and a series of events occur. Then there is this girl inside a bus writing on her ...
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Other apes with gained intelligence?

In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, when Caesar was moved to the ape sanctuary, it was shown that Caesar was with another big ape that was able to communicate through sign language. This was ...
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In the movies - Do wire transfers really work?

In a lot of the movies the bad guys seem to prefer wire transfers as their payment method of choice. In the recent movie Non-Stop, the terrorist provides a bank account number and demands a payment of ...
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388 views

Is there a name for a dead character (both male and female) that appears more frequently than others in TV / movie scripts?

Scripts often employ device of a dead relative, to explain a characters motivation. In most cases, we never meet these characters, but they are named. For example, in Children of Men, Clive Owen and ...
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Movie about a boys orphanage

About 12 years ago, I was watching Television and came by a movie about a boys orphanage (or I think it was one) ruled by some religious order in a war environment. Because it was so long ago, the ...
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Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?

Prime Minister: Annie, my darling, my dream, my boat. Ah...Need you to do a favor for me. Annie: Of course. Anything for the hero of the hour. Prime Minister: Don't ask me why, and don't ...
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326 views

Dave Chappelle and Half Baked

Someone once told me that Dave Chappelle was unhappy the way Half Baked came out, that he wanted it to have either a different tone or something. I have looked around, but haven't found any hard ...
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219 views

Old Czech or Yugoslavian movie?

I saw a movie when I was a kid about a guy in love with a girl. He would write poems for her. The girl wore a top hat in some scenes. I barely remember the movie, but I remember it made a huge ...
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204 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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148 views

Why did they start the war?

In the movie In the Loop, a government minister accidentally said something ambiguous about a war. How did this actually result in a war and why?
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237 views

Nylon brush in a Western?

You tell me. Is that a Nylon brush in that hand? The movie this comes from was set in 1865. I know... I know. Endless loops of gaffs and goofs. No. Not looking for trouble. Those are Clint's ...
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What is the translation of the song in 40-Year-Old Virgin?

I'm not googling any of this stuff, but if you've seen the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin you know what I'm referring to. The woman with the blond hair that was almost a crew-cut, the boss at the tech ...
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211 views

How many people have been test subjects on the Sattelite of Love?

In Mystery Science Theater 3000, how many different people (characters) have been test subjects (forced to watch cheesy movies) on the Satellite of Love throughout the show?
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859 views

B movie about some girls chased by men in the woods

I saw this movie like 15 years ago. The plot was something like this: some girls were traveling with a bus through some woods. I think it was a cheerleader team or something like that. They encounter ...
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What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?

In The Silence of the Lambs, when Clarice is looking around Fredrica Bimmel's room she finds a dress with diamond patterns on it: What does this mean? Was buffalo bill in that house? Or did it just ...
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Is it normal in USA/UK to use the phone while driving?

In the TV series 24 you can see Jack Bauer, an American, driving a car around in London while he is talking on the phone with someone. One hand is holding the phone. Here in Germany this is not ...
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334 views

Horror movie with a child's drawing of a blue sun

I remember watching a scene from a (probably) horror movie on TV many years ago. In it, a man is asking a young boy what he's drawing and the boy describes the picture. And then the guy points at the ...
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Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
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133 views

Who was Lister's Grandmother?

In Red Dwarf S01E02- Future Echoes, when Lister is showing some of his photographs to Cat, Cat: Who's that guy? Lister: That's me grandmother However, in S07E03- Ouroboros, it's revealed ...
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Why did the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer drove in a circular pattern since it had been running for 17 years prior to the events in the movie. At one point, the creepy woman with glasses who seemed to be at least ...
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299 views

Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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125 views

Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?

As part of introduction to the setting, we're shown a live conference as part of The Novak Element. They obviously wanted to show citizens of the US how the military robots help securing Teheran. ...
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584 views

How does Murphy overcome the “Red Asset”?

During the raid of the OmniCorp Headquarters Rick Mattox is almost able to kill RoboCop, due to wearing a bracer tagged as a Red Asset (marking him as Do not engage). Luckily enough, Jack Lewis is ...
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Why doesn't Hollywood make movies related to epic stories like Mahabharata or Ramayana?

It is my deep desire to see Mahabharata or Ramayana made as movies with effects and direction like Lord of the Rings. I have read both these great epics; they are very profound. Many movies, ...
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163 views

Aliens and vampires don't sell?

Where are they? Two recent movies that were not distributed locally, or nationally, as far as I can tell: “Under The Skin,” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.” As you can see, I enjoy sci-fi and vampire ...
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11k views

How did Bran get over the wall?

I've read how Gilly and Sam got through the wall on their way home in Game of Thrones. Did Bran and Jojen do the same with a passage?
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252 views

Why are humans often used in movies irrelevant to the story?

I just watched The Lego Movie and, apart from all the random advertisement they put in there, it was a decent movie. Up until it changed from being a story about Construction worker Emmet, Lord ...
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Is Lisa quoting something else in Deep Space Homer, or did the writers write this themselves?

In the Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer, when the space shuttle is taking off, Lisa says this: How doth the hero strong and brave, a celestial path in the heavens pave. Is this a reference to ...
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Was Leonard's wife really raped? [duplicate]

In the film Memento Leonard's main tattoo reads JOHN G. RAPED AND MURDERED MY WIFE That means it was the second attacker who raped his wife. If this was true the postmortem report would've shown ...
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Why was Jericho Cancelled and is there any way to know the missing episodes' story?

I have just finished watching season 1 of Jericho and while looking at season two I noticed that it cuts half way through, I'm presuming it was cancelled. Can someone please shed some light on why ...
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What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?

In Cornered (Season 4. Ep. 6) of Breaking Bad, Jesse has been assigned to help Mike. They are covering a house with a pair of heavy meth users who happen to have 3 pounds of the blue meth, but did ...
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5k views

A father seeks revenge on a gang who shot his family

I have seen many movies when I was young, none of which I remember the titles. This one is still stuck in my memory. This thriller (or drama) movie is about a good father who lost his son because ...
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578 views

Abstract art snuck into Disney film?

I remember reading an article about one of the animators or layout artists on a Disney animated film sneaking in one of their own original abstract paintings into a frame. I thought it was Bill Tytla,...
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143 views

80's B-movie about people deathly afraid of meat

In the late 90's I rented a movie about an evil organisation whose members were deathly afraid of meat. In the movie's climax, the protagonist is at their base threatening everyone with a sausage, and ...
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Why was the episode “The Mountain of Youth” almost lost?

  [Source] The Mountain of Youth aired one month after the series finale and was billed as "the lost episode": MacGyver joins Jack Dalton in Kabulstan on a search for a fountain of youth in ...
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Horror film where a dad returns from dead, causes trouble for his children's mom

I watched a horror movie when I was 6. I do not remember much but here's what I can remember. A guy has a wasp fly into his ear and his ear starts bleeding. The main characters are a mum a son and a ...
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What exactly does a director do in an animated feature?

In a normal movie a director would setup shots the way they wanted and direct the actors in such a way that ideally it would clearly have a certain imprint of that directors vision on it. However in ...
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375 views

Trying to find a boyscout/summer camp movie from 80s or 90s

I am looking for a movie with very vague tips: It had teenage/younger boys on some kind of a summer camp or maybe on a trek in the forest on their own, or maybe they were boyscouts. In one scene (...
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3answers
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How can Philip J. Fry be his own grandfather if he is sterile?

In season one, "Fry and the Slurm Factory", Bender uses the F-ray on Fry. BENDER What should we point it at first? ...
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1k views

Looking for this movie about a purple potion

I've been looking for a certain movie from my childhood for 18+ years now. Most of my memories of the movie is very hazy. It's set in high school or college. It has to do with a purple (I think that ...
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1answer
457 views

What is Black Widow's service record?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier a number of details about Black Widow are disclosed. Firstly, that she was born in 1984, making her 30 years old during the events of CA:TWS Secondly, that ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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239 views

Why did Jack kill this character?

During the climax of the main plotline of 24: Live Another Day, Jack... While Jack is no stranger to killing, at that point the character appears to have been subdued and should have been taken ...
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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all released Marvel heroes movies in a chronological order, how would I need to watch them? I am not referring to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series (although it would be nice ...

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