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Why did Jigsaw kidnap Lynn Denlon for his operation in Saw 3?

In Saw 3D it is revealed that Dr. Lawrence Gordon, John's oncologist from the first film, is with John after Saw 1. Since this was the case, why did John kidnap Lynn Denlon (another oncologist doctor)...
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Is Ferris Bueller's Day Off intentionally inspired by Blues Brothers?

I saw Blues Brothers (1980) for the first time last night and I couldn't help but see many parallels between it and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Both plots feature an adventure in the city of ...
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How are underwater scenes in movies filmed?

In some movies, for instance the Jaws series, it's a wonderful feeling to see sharks underwater and have it feel very realistic. I'm curious to know how they film underwater scenes in movies. Not ...
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How can a studio make a biographic film like The Social Network?

Do the film makers take permission of all the real people (that were portrayed in the film) before making the film? If not, is it okay / legal for anyone to make such a film - considering that it ...
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Why is the production team making prequels of X-Men rather than sequels?

I am a die-hard fan of the X-Men animated series X-Men Evolution and I also like the X-Men Movie Trilogy In addition to the main trilogy there are two more movies (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: ...
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What was under the sink in A Tale of Two Sisters?

In A Tale of Two Sisters, during a seizure, a woman happens to see something (someone?) under the sink, and she tells her husband about it. We later see a hand come out from under the sink, but due ...
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What happened to the natives?

In Aguirre: The Wrath of God, two natives approach the raft, and are taken aboard. After the priest on the raft attempts to convert them by showing them the bible and saying that it is the word of ...
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Does the title of Kaagaz Ke Phool carry any significance?

What is the significance (if any) of the title of Kaagaz Ke Phool?
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In Matrix Reloaded, what are the 'traffic control' people connected to?

The scene that I am referring to is the one in which the Nebuchadnezzar comes to Zion for the first time in the film (after the all captains meeting in the Matrix). In the control room where the ...
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In the Film Red who shoots Joe as he leaves Dunning's house?

While Joe and frank are at Dunning's house, the FBI (or maybe the CIA, or maybe both!?) surrounds them. Victoria tells them they are surrounded and there is no clean exit, but she can cover them to ...
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Boy in a toilet talking to an evil insect-like creature

I watched a movie approx 5/6 years ago on TV and I don't remember its name and watched it only for 5 minutes. Now I want to watch it in full but do not know its name or any other detail. I only ...
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Henry's secret in The Time Traveler's Wife

In the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, shortly after Henry meets Clare for the first time, Clare spends the night at Henry's. Following morning she finds a lipstick in Henry's bathroom, and when Henry ...
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Why is there only a single parallel universe in Fringe?

I mean according to Walter, there could be any number of infinite universes if I'm not wrong. So why do they only talk about two universes and only one remaining in the end. What about others?
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Are seasons of 24 standalone stories or related in some way?

I just got season five of 24 from my local library. I't might be a long wait before I can get the other seasons, although I want to see them all eventually. Will it ruin the storyline if I start ...
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Where did Hollowface come from, and how was he defeated in Intruders?

I found Intruders to be a rather confusing, and intellectually unsatisfying film. I felt it left too many questions unanswered. Or maybe I just didn't catch the answers--which could well be the case,...
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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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Is there a way to view the “TV Edits” of movies without waiting for them to come on TV?

When Dumb & Dumber came on TBS, I pulled my eight year old on the couch and said "Here..let's watch this." The laughs started when Jeff Daniels walked out in the dog suit and didn't stop till the ...
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Walking around someone who is moving in Slow Motion?

In the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" series musical episode, "Once More With Feeling", during the Giles and Buffy fight montage (Song: 'Standing in the Way') there is a scene where Buffy is hitting a ...
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When did Matt and Trey stop intentionally censoring South Park with bleeps?

I am aware Matt and Trey intentionally censored South Park, but for some time, southparkstudios.com has been offering uncensored versions of the show about a week or two after airing on TV. And, ...
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Why was Brandon denied entry to the night club?

Near the end of the movie Shame, Brandon tries to enter a night club (or something), and is denied entry by the bouncer who says: Not tonight. I said, not tonight. What establishment was he ...
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Where did Tron Legacy take place?

In the movie Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn finds his fathers computer still running in the old arcade. After typing on the keyboard he triggers the digitizer and is transported to the grid. Where is the ...
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What happened to the Predator blaster at the end of AVP Requiem

During a battle between the Predator and the Aliens the Predator's shoulder cannons are damaged. As a result he modifies one into a hand-held blaster. In the final battle Dallas ends up with the ...
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Can Aliens see cloaked predators?

According to IMDb: Aliens are far more dangerous, they have no fear, can lose most of their limbs and still pose a major threat, they have acid blood, can kill with their claws, tails and ...
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What did actually happen during Locke's first visit in the cabin?

A recurring mystery throughout the Lost seasons was the cabin in the jungle. It is introduced to Locke by Ben as the alledged location of Jacob, who doesn't seem to be there though. Ben is talking to ...
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How did Selene get pregnant?

In Underworld Awakening Selene is captured and cryonically frozen after a bomb grenade hit her and Michael underwater. She awakes 12 years later to find out she has a daughter, and apparently Michael ...
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What was the first instance of a movie reboot?

Apparently so called reboots are the new answer to Hollywood running out of original ideas. In the last years several franchises have been "rebooted" such as Spider-man, Batman, Star Trek and so on. ...
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How does the dream sharing actually work?

In Inception, dream-sharing is (obviously) a huge part in how the entire plot functions. Is there any valid references (either scientific or even just an explanation from the writers/director) as to ...
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Why did the truck driver shoot Selene?

During her escape from the research facility, Selene jumps onto a driving truck. The truck driver notices her, makes a full stop and she flies over the vehicle. The driver then steps out with a gun ...
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Did cats have magical powers in Batman Returns?

In Tim Burton's Batman Returns, Max Shreck throws Selena out a high story window where she plunges to the ground. It's not quite clear to me if she dies upon landing or just knocking at death's door. ...
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Red's parole hearings in The Shawshank Redemption

In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Red has three parole hearings. For the first two, in 1947 (YouTube link) and in 1957, he tells the parole board what he thinks they want to hear, and is unsuccessful....
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Made-for-TV movie about a man who gets better by taking Vitamin C

There was a TV movie in the early 80s about a man who cured his sickness by taking Vitamin C. I was very young the time it aired so that is the gist of my recollection. It would have been broadcast ...
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Ending of The Innkeepers

In The Innkeepers (2011), Leanne Rease-Jones tried to warn Claire, and she seemed to know something crucial, but she never told the truth about what was going on. I am confused about the ending of ...
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What kind of voice recording machine was that in The Innkeepers?

In The Innkeepers (2011), what kind of voice recording machine was that which Claire and Luke use? In what fields is that machine used in real life?
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Who was the old guy in room 353?

In The Innkeepers (2011), who was the old guy in room 353? How was he related to Madeline O'Malley or to the events that took place thereat in the past?
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In the title sequence, what is the strange futuristic noise/blinking effect?

During the title sequence of Game of Thrones, just after the camera pans up the frozen wall, there is a 'blinking' effect and a strange futuristic sound. Is this supposed to represent something ...
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Did Ra's al Ghul have a hand in the murder of Bruce's parents?

In the film, Liam Neeson's character states something along the lines that they had tried to destroy Gotham once before via economics, but some stubborn citizens (Bruce's parents) kept things afloat. ...
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Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?

I noticed that older movies with a 7 - 7.5 rating are really good, while 2012 movies with that rating are quite bad, and they would most likely be rated 4 - 5.5 in 2004 for example :) Also newer ...
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What is Kevin from?

In Cabin in the Woods there is a board with a list of monsters on it: Bbetween Deadites and Mummy in the lower left there is Kevin. I am Kevin. I would like to know what monster reference this is ...
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No “spider-sense tingling”?

In Spider-Man 2 (2004) there are a number of scenes where Peter Parker exits and comes back as Spider-Man only after he witnesses something wrong (even if he is in the vicinity of the occurring crime)....
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Any basis for indiscriminate shelling of Five Points in Gangs of New York?

The New York Draft riots of 1863 close The Gangs of New York both in terms of time and content. The most extraordinary element of this sequence is the (apparently) indiscriminate shelling of the Five ...
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What is wrong with the bleach and the fish in the Machinist?

I notice that Trevor always cleaned his hands and toilet floor with bleach. He surely kept things clean at home that he always bought bleach, he kept several used toothbrushes to scrub his floor in ...
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How come Ivan exists in the Machinist?

Maria and Nicholas existed in Trevor's daily delusion because of his guilt about the past hit and run. But how come Ivan exists in his imagination? Are there any clues in movie that can prove Ivan'...
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What is the significance of the cat?

In Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fight. This scene is not comedic; yet there are numerous cuts to a cat. At one point at the end, the camera actually zooms in and out on the cat! ...
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Does “…you're a cantaloupe” have any meaning?

In True Romance, there is a scene where Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken) interrogates Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) on Worley's son's whereabouts. After Worley tries a couple of failed lies, ...
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Why did Lovett invite Rose aboard his search boat in Titanic?

The opening to Titanic shows Rose "Dawson" watching a TV news report of Brock Lovett's ship searching the Titanic wreckage. She then makes a phone call to Lovett during which a private conversation ...
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Are the events in Black Gold based on fact?

The history of which country is depicted in the movie Black Gold? Is it Qatar? It seems to be, considering the movie is made by France | Italy | Qatar | Tunisia :D And Qatar Being the richest country ...
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Identify this late 80s, possibly early 90s stand-up special with a comedian who sings “I don't care.”

I watched this stand-up comedy special at a friend's house sometime between 87-91. It would have been on a premium channel (my guess is either HBO or Cinemax). I don't remember if there were ...
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What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive?

What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive? When The Driver is planning the pawn shop robbery with Standard, Cook and Blanche, Cook sends Standard and Blanche away and says to the Driver that ...
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Why did Nolan choose “Non, je ne regrette rien” as a kick song in Inception?

Can someone explain to me the reason behind Christopher Nolan choosing Edith Piaf's Non, je ne regrette rien as a kick song in Inception?

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