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What Anime had the boy who turned into a alien fighting boy?

I remember watching an anime when I was younger, It was on Youtube. It was about a boy who found alien technology, I think it was from the government or something, but he got powers, like an alien bio ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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Where did the “dream effect” originate?

When a TV or movie character begins to dream (or daydream), there is a common set of effects used to communicate that to the audience: Whitened screen or edges (a "cloudy" effect) Sometimes a brief ...
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What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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What movie or TV show had the first instance of heroes walking in slow motion?

There's a trope of heroes walking towards the camera in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder. What was the first movie where this kind of shot was used?
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Does the Film Drive Have a Cameo from the star of Maniac Cop

The Film Drive has the Below image: Is this an uncredited Cameo from Laurene Landon, the star of the Maniac cop films? It looks like her, and Refn has gone on record as saying he is a fan of those ...
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What deal does Finch make with H.R. In “Person of Interest”?

In Season 1 Episode 19 of "Person of Interest", Elias kidnaps Carter's son, so Finch goes to Officer Simmons, who is part of H.R., a group of corrupt cops who are working with Elias at the time. The ...
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70s or 80s anime movie with robot mammoth

I remember watching an anime movie in the 80s that had one particular scene towards the end where the main characters had to face a giant robotic mammoth. There was lots of snow and ice around, and ...
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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Horror movie about newly married couple being watched in their own home?

I watched this on HBO or Redbox with a friend back in 2011-2013 and all we can remember is that there was a newly married couple, white, young, and they may have had a baby or she was pregnant. We ...
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A family movie about children moving to America?

This movie came out in 2013 or before it and can be considered a family movie with good morals. It mainly focuses on the adopted children of a mother who early in the movie passes away. These children ...
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Rare road movie with unknown title

B-production road movie, late 80's or 90's probably. Guy in his 40-50s, marred probably (I think that he spoken with his wife on phone), alone on the road. He looks big, or fat, but not extreme, pale ...
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Where is Angel 06 being sent?

In Behind Enemy Lines the Admiral gives a location for a rally point. I set IP Cadillac, Canada 1-5, Virginia 2-0 Has anyone determined where (Longitude and Latitude) on Earth this indicates?
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Horror film featuring cult members revisiting the scene of their previous activity as part of a documentary

I'm trying to find out the name of a horror movie. It used to air regularly on the Chiller network but I stupidly never wrote the name down. It concerned a group of people who had been part of a ...
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Do different major Hollywood studios have distinctive styles or signature elements in their filmmaking?

Do film experts, critics, industry insiders, etc recognise and discuss signature styles or elements between major Hollywood studios? Along the lines of... "This is a very typical Universal film, in ...
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Who leaked the news about the merger?

After Eddie Morra comes back from the police station, he finds Carl watching a news report about the secret merger they were about to close. Carl is obviously angry and the following dialogue ...
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World war 2 TV series being shown on Indian Zee TV channel quite some years back

Loved this TV series when growing up. I remember there was a World War 2 related TV series which was shown on Zee TV in India. This is around 15 years back. I remember each episode being an hour long, ...
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Movie about an unsuspected killer

I have seen this movie in early 2000's. I think it was made in late 90's. Color, Hollywood, English. The plot begins with the protagonist driving a car. At some point, he gets captured by some ...
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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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Asian movie about female living in house with only squared objects?

I'm trying to find either a Chinese or Korean movie where the main female character lives in a house with squared shaped objects: i.e. square CDs, rectangular soda cans, square oranges, and so on... ...
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How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Black comedy mini-series with bloody shootings in public toilet

Black comedy mini-series (several episodes) about mafia/gansters. I've watched it in the 90's. Most probably in colour. I don't remember the language spoken, but my guess would be that the show was ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglorious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz went like this As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill ...
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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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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after having sex with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the ...
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Why does the mugger that Finch pays off react this way?

This is about the 2nd last scene in season 4 episode 6 of Person of Interest, where Finch is paying off the mugger. I understand why the mugger is agitated at Finch given the umbrella takedown, but ...
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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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Utopia realistic shootings

I am currently watching the British series Utopia and I a was curious if someone knew or could point to a reference on how do they make those ultra realistic shootings and deaths.
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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Who translated the book “The Lady With a Little Dog” used in movie “The Reader”?

I found the Anton Chekov story "The Lady With the Dog", which is translated by Constance Garnett. It does not match with the story read by Michael in the movie "The Reader". Can anyone tell me who ...
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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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Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
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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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Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why do the "supposed" killer not 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 was Oldman spinning around in?

In The Best Offer, Virgil Oldman is finally shown tied to a device and spinning around. This is presumably occurring in the loony-bin. What is this device? Does this event actually occur or does it ...
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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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60s/70s horror/suspense, ends w reveal of man disguised as a woman

Anybody recognize this? 60s or 70s horror/suspense film where at the ending, a brown haired young woman and William Shatner-type guy have been trying to solve a mystery or looking for a murderer. A ...
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Looking for older space movie with humans on a spaceship attacked by jelly-like alien

This is an old movie 60's 70' 80's 90's any of em. It's in color. Its set in space, on a spaceship. The humans aboard are attacked by a jelly-like green/red creature that slowly grows and engulfs ...
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Quote from a horror movie - man killing his son as a sacrifice

I was listening to a metal band with my friend and the band had a film sample from a horror movie in it. The sample was a man telling how he killed his son as a sacrifice. Some of the quotes are ...
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Do Rotten Tomatoes scores often predict a movie's box office success (or lack thereof)?

I go watch movies in theater every 2 weeks, and when choosing what to see, I decide often based on Rotten Tomato critic score. This score is now shown by Siri after each time I ask which movies are ...
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What was the official purpose of the fuel pod hauled by Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road?

We learn that it would be the price for the War Rig's safe pasage through the biker territory, as negotiated previously by Furiosa. However, the deal coundn't obviously be a part of Immortan Joe's ...
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Scene in which end of dinner is signaled by strict father placing napkin on table

My parents both remember a movie scene with the following description: A family has finished eating dinner, and two young boys are silently waiting to be excused. Their strict father places his napkin ...
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Some kind of monsters kinapped a woman, inseminated her and kept in some kind of dungeon

Years ago I watched a horror movie that I barely remember, but I enjoyed it a lot. I would want to kindly ask for help in identifying it. What I remember for 100% is that some kind of monsters ...
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Pickup Truck Romance Movie Title?

I'll try to describe the start of the movie; it starts with a boy laying in the back of an pickup truck on his way of a cliff or something (suicide) and then it shows what happened earlier when he met ...
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Need title of 90's movie about three struggling actor-roommates

Three (or perhaps four?) men are roommates in a house, I think in California near Hollywood, they are struggling/wannabe actors, one eventually gets a decent part in something (possibly just a ...
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How do the writers of a show make so many incredible hidden references across episodes and seasons of a show like Arrested Development?

It seems like every time I rewatch Arrested Development, I catch some new reference to a future or past episode. There are so many gags (some quite complex) that are reused, reimagined, or gradually ...
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Battlestar galatica movies and series watch order

I want to watch Battlestar Galactica. I already watched this movie (three hours long): Then I noticed there is also a TV series with many seasons. 1. Are there other movies? If yes, how can I ...

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