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Horror movie with group of young people killed inside a haunted house, girl possessed at the end

I am trying to find a kind of horror movie with a group of young people in a house, getting stuck there for the night I believe. They start getting killed by objects from the house, and it seems to be ...
8
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2answers
2k views

Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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3answers
1k views

What does “4P” mean?

In Annie Hall, Woody Allen quips that he wasn’t accepted into the army because he was classfied as “4P” which prompts the interviewer and audience to laugh. What did he mean? What does “4P” mean? I ...
6
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2answers
330 views

Assassinations during the christening in The Godfather

In the film Michael has the heads of the other four New York families assassinated. These include Barzini, Tattaglia, Cuneo and Stracci. In the novel, it is only Emilio Barzini and Philip Tattaglia ...
4
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1answer
196 views

Why did Adam and Barbara have to dig up Beetlejuice?

After Barbara says Beetlejuice 3 times, her and Adam are transported into Adam's model where Beetlejuice is residing. Why did they have to dig him out of his coffin? Why was he just not there already? ...
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1answer
177 views

People with serious life threatening disease fight gangsters in a bar

I think this is Hollywood movie, a bar manager/owner dying with cancer, group with fellow people with diseases, fight against mob/mafia in a bar. before the fight, the main character (bar ...
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1answer
448 views

How did Teddy get killed in the end again?

Does anybody remember the first scene when he killed teddy? How it happened while he met Teddy again and the film ended with Teddy is dead?
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1answer
964 views

Show/movie about trolls running their own radio station?

I'm not sure if it was a movie or a series as we only got 1 VHS tape. What I remember is that the show used what I think were puppet trolls who ran a radio station out from a tree(s). I also remember ...
0
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1answer
387 views

Movie about Vietnam war or escaping Cambodia from Pol Pot regime

A group of children who's parents are doctors, I think and are killed by Pol Pots regime. They flee with I think its a white friend of their parents. They try to survive picking up children on the ...
5
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1answer
431 views

How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 1, Walt and Jesse meet Mike on a one-lane dirt track in the middle of nowhere, after Mike has learned from the doctor that Gus is dead. How did they know when and ...
5
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1answer
447 views

Man keeps seeing his dead wife as she was still living with him

I think the movie is Japanese, although I'm not completely sure. It's certainly Asian, though, and it takes place in a city. The movie was made during the 90s or 2000s. The main character (a man, ~40 ...
6
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1answer
576 views

Was J. Gatsby a shallow, superficial man?

My friend and I were having a discussion about The Great Gatsby and Mr. J. Gatsby in particular. My friend opines that he is a superficial man because all he cared about was wealth and showing off. ...
5
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1answer
1k views

How are death and autopsy scenes filmed?

I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness recently and I'm intrigued by how a lot of the post mortem shots are achieved. A typical story line involves a supporting character (one we certainly ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Movie in space that ends with the astronauts are left floating away, can't be saved

I thought the movie was Mission to Mars, but just watched it & there's no such scene. It's really annoying me! I think it was at the end of the movie where the astronauts are left floating away ...
2
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2answers
365 views

Identify 80's computer education show

This was a show I saw on TV in the early 80s. Each episode two kids would go visit their next door neighbor who taught them (and the audience) basic computer concepts. Computer guy was bearded and ...
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2answers
228 views

Animation film (or tv show) where children run around to build a castle with gargoyles

I remember watching a particular scene when I was a kid (late 90s or early 2000s) where a few kids are asked by a wizard or sorcerer to run in the air. As they are running blocks are raised to their ...
3
votes
1answer
724 views

Cartoon with flying couch?

I remember having a cartoon video around 1993/4 with episodes of which I believe a young girl and boy who had an old couch that turned into a magic golden couch with wings and flew them into magic ...
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3answers
3k views

Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
3
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2answers
602 views

Why did Sam describe Garth as Ichabod Crane looking?

In Supernatural S09E12 (Sharp teeth) Sam was describing Garth Fitzgerald to the nurse in the hospital saying "He’s a skinny, Ichabod Crane-looking kind of guy." Why did Sam use that description and ...
4
votes
1answer
620 views

What kind of heat vision goggles?

What heat vision goggles are used in the The Expendables movie during the beginning scene with the Somali pirates? Do these type of goggles actually exist? If so, what is the make and model?
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votes
2answers
685 views

Why is the choir in South Park episode 301 called “Getting Gay With Kids”?

In the episode 301 "Rainforest Shmainforest" there is an organisation (a kids choir) which advocates for preserving rain-forests. The whole plot of the episode is about Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman ...
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1answer
975 views

Who sent the assassin to kill Bran Stark?

Who actually sent the assassin to kill Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones S01E02? Jamie believes it was not Cercei, and swears he did not do it - and it makes no sense for him to lie to Catelyn about ...
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4answers
3k views

Why blame Batman for the crimes commited by Harvey Dent?

Near the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon says he cannot cover up the murders of 5 people, 2 of them cops. But how would the public know that Harvey committed those crimes? Why did they have to blame it ...
2
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1answer
935 views

Is there any specific reason behind Kamal hassan to not to act with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not done a single film with one of the top heroine of 90's, Roja. Is there any specific reason for this?
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7answers
42k views

What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
2
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1answer
228 views

A man on a boat impaled by a marlin's bill

I only remember one scene from this movie: a man on a boat (small yacht?) is seemingly floating in air when he is first found in a cabin by another character. The other character freaks out because of ...
2
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1answer
248 views

Help identify the film in which a group of teenagers provides a hiding place for a runaway convict

It's an american film from late 80ties or 90ties about a group of boys who meet an adult criminal, I think a runaway convict. The convict hides in a shack in woods, which belongs to one of the boys, ...
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1answer
3k views

Why do some movies include only one instance of the f word?

While rewatching Mr and Mrs Smith, there is only one instance where the f-word is used. There are several other movies (I can't recall any other at the moment) where f-word is used only once. Is there ...
2
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1answer
522 views

What is the message of Pain & Gain?

I might go the risk of a quite broad or subjective question here, but I was surprised by how the story of Pain & Gain actually developed. From the trailer I expected a light-hearted action comedy ...
3
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1answer
2k views

What can someone use to give them 'Godfather cheeks'?

You know the story. Someone tells you the great news that they're expecting, and the even better news that they want you to be the Godfather. Your natural response is to look the part. But how? ...
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3answers
4k views

Why do many horror movies involve children?

I just finished watching the Spanish movie 'The Orphanage' and I suddenly observed that many of the horror movies, especially some very popular ones, involve children as a central part of the story, ...
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3answers
379 views

Bank Robbery With Thieves Timing Police Response

It is a bank robbery movie and there is a scene where they drive in the city at night with a timer to time the police response. Movie ends with a dude and woman on a plane.
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1answer
6k views

Who is the woman on the bicycle who rides up to Uncle Rico?

At the end of Napoleon Dynamite, a woman rides up to Uncle Rico's trailer. I have no idea who this person is. I can only think that she might be Summer's mom, but she doesn't look like her. What is ...
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3answers
3k views

Why does “Hollywood Accounting” still work?

Hollywood accounting is the practice of big studios of making successful movies into what looks like a financial failures on purpose and through questionable accounting tricks. The goal is to show no ...
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1answer
185 views

What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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1answer
429 views

hong-kong action movie from 70s or 80s with a heist and a crossbow

Although I haven't seen this movie in full I do remember one particular scene: man shoots a crossbow bolt with a string attached. He slides down on it to some skyscraper building and attacks some ...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

Help identify this TV show with jet flying through barn?

I remember this TV show where, I'm pretty sure, on the opening credits, a small jet crosses some kind of barn whose gate is closing, and turns the plane 90 degrees so that it fits. I'm not 100% sure ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?

Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was right". But what is the source for this ...
6
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2answers
578 views

Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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vote
1answer
238 views

Help identifying this french movie from 90s or 2000s

There are 3-4 guys chasing each other. They are driving through a desert in Africa to a seaside, carrying a large sum of money stolen from a plane. One of them is a pilot. One of trucks is a tow truck ...
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4answers
19k views

What does the title Silver Linings Playbook mean?

Yesterday I got to watch the movie Silver Linings Playbook. What is the theme of the movie and how is the title related to the context?
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2answers
755 views

Who is this actor? Talks out of the right side of his face

Okay, so this has been eating me alive all night. There is an actor who I like, but can't remember his name, or even what I've seen him in. I know, I know; I must no like him very much, then. Well, ...
7
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1answer
361 views

In the Movie “Her”, when the OS is configuring Theodore's 'Profile', what's really going on?

First of all, I'd like to say that Her was a terrific movie! But given the scene when the OS was asking about Theodore's relationship with his mother (as can be seen here), I'd like to know what was ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Please ID this movie western featuring telescopic sight

I saw a FANTASTIC movie about 20 years ago or more, please help me ID it. Color, & I cant recall exactly if it had a 'spaghetti western' feel to it, but it was set in Mexico or the wild west. A ...
7
votes
2answers
765 views

How audio tracks are censored on tv?

When the audio track is censored for a TV audience, the "inappropriate" dialogue is sometimes dubbed over with more appropriate words. I'm just curious how this is done exactly. Do movie studios ...
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1answer
428 views

Why does Cherevin try to have Ryan killed when he doesn't need to?

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that ...
3
votes
3answers
681 views

In the Spider-Man films of the last 20 years how do Spider-Man's feet stick to walls?

In the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire they showed close-ups of Peter's hands with the little jagged spikes growing out of his skin, showing that this is how he sticks to surfaces. But how would ...
8
votes
3answers
632 views

Unknown movie about invasive alien entity creature

This movie is only by a couple scenes I think back on and have been searching for. We are out on the ocean, on an ocean liner, a science vessel, or other ship of some kind. There is an unusual ...
0
votes
3answers
158 views

Movie about a middle-aged band on their last tour

I saw a trailer for a film before the movie 'Moonrise Kingdom'. If I'm remembering correctly, the movie was about an aging band that was going to hang it up after one last tour. The movie seemed ...
14
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3answers
4k views

Why did Walter tell Lydia what he did to her?

At the end of the very last episode of Breaking Bad, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been ...

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