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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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668 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
147 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 ...
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922 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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224 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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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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408 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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333 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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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
796 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 ...
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1answer
523 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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186 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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237 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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404 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 ...
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1answer
303 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
538 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 ...
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2answers
264 views

Wolverine's iconic costume in X-men?

I'm just wondering why Wolverine does not appear in his iconic costume when even in The Wolverine, there is apparently a deleted scene to show such a costume? This deleted scene can be scene in the ...
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2answers
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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
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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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300 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
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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
175 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
106 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?
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1answer
226 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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1k 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 ...
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1answer
125 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 ...
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1answer
515 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
106 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
126 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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
155 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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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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97 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 ...
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1answer
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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
255 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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1answer
547 views

When Michael was in surgery, how did he realise what SCYLLA actually is?

As far as I know, when Michael was in surgery he had visions of Charles Westmoreland and uncovered what Scylla actually was? Or did Michael use his extraordinary brain to know the reason behind ...
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1answer
544 views

Horror about novel writer whose book will be turned into movie, after watching it people start to be violent

The movie was from the end of 80s or early 90s tales from the crypt style. At the beginning of the story a man drives a car to a small town, he rides at night. A man on a bike passes him, a few ...
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3answers
3k views

Is there any difference between a “Walker” and “Zombie”?

Is there any difference between the terms "Walker" and "Zombie" as used in the Walking Dead?
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1answer
465 views

Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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7answers
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What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?

While I was watching James Bond 007 - Goldfinger on TV, I remember a lesson I had back in high school. We were learning about how movies are affected/released by what is going on in society. We looked ...
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3answers
588 views

Doctor enters the minds of coma patients

I am trying to find the title of a movie about coma recovery. A scientist notices that the EEG/brainwaves of several coma patients are starting to sync. He is able to enter their mind by going into a ...
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1answer
4k views

Cartoon with dinosaur named Scott

There was a cartoon (probably around 1990) with a dinosaur named "Scott" (or something like this). He had his purpose to reach the green valley. Although he didn't manage too, he was happy because he ...
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2answers
222 views

How are Tony's mother and sister green-card holders in Miami while Tony is stuck in Cuba?

How have Scarface Tony Montana's mother and sister got green-cards and have been living in the US for years but Tony hasn't?
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1answer
768 views

Why would Batman discard his disruptor?

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
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2answers
746 views

Why doesn't anyone want to be Robin? [closed]

I've come across the notion in various different movies that people don't want to be labeled Robin (with respect to the character from the Batman universe) on a number of times and I simply do not ...
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1answer
730 views

Why doesn't the building blow up at the end?

Ma-Ma has this thing attached to herself which will detonate the bombs if her heartbeat stops. Well she does die in the end and yet the bombs don't go off. Did I miss something here?
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2answers
4k views

What is the relationship between Daenerys, Viserys, and dragons?

We are told from early on in Game of Thrones that Viserys and Daenerys are brother and sister, and it is said they are the descendants of dragons, although this is (as of yet--midway through season 2 ...
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1answer
162 views

Asian film where the main character returns to the village he is from to visit his dying mother

This was an Asian film where the main character is returning to the village he is from to visit his dying mother. The movie takes place either during World War 2, or the Korean War. While he's there, ...

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