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When the trailer for a movie is released, how far along is it in development?

When a trailer (not a teaser) comes out, the rest of the movie usually follows a few months later. Is the movie itself typically complete at this point, or is there still (post-)production work to be ...
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Why does Mr. Hinx go to Mr. White's house even when Spectre already knew he is dead?

In Spectre, Mr. Hinx goes to Mr. White's house to terminate him. However, Bond approaches him before he did, and Mr. White shot himself. There was a camera inside the house, which is used by Spectre ...
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146 views

Why does the Puppet Master want to merge with Major?

In Ghost in the Shell (1995), there appears to be 3 intelligent forms Type 1: a completely organic person. Example: section 9's chief Type 2: a brain from a type 1 + some codes + a bio-mechanical ...
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

At the beginning of the matrix Neo is shown as a hacker and a computer programmer. Everytime you see a sequence of his hacker life, the sequence is interrupted by showing him waking up in the world ...
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117 views

Plane crash, aliens involved

The movie starts with a plane crashing. The relative of a victim starts his/hers own investigation and finds that in the past, a similar incident happened. The story is known to the public as ...
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83 views

What is Stef doing in the opening credits of Goonies?

So anyone familiar with the opening credits of Goonies will remember that it introduces all the characters by showing them as they are going about their daily activities, meanwhile the Fratelli's are ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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218 views

Is this scene a homage to The Jerk?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 2 Episode 1, Fred Armisen sings a song whilst playing a ukulele: It seems to me that this bears an uncanny resemblance to the scene from The Jerk where Steve ...
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192 views

Why did humans want to solve the gravity equation? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar, there's a lot of things that I don't get. Humans, most significantly Dr Brand, were hard at work for years solving the gravity equation. Brand wanted to do something to ...
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1answer
56 views

Intriguing 80’s or 90’s movie with a female photographer and a kidnapping

I saw this on TNT ‘way back. The protagonist is a young female celebrity photographer, but as we learn more about her we find she’s pretty unscrupulous about the way she gets her photos. She hires a ...
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77 views

Late 80's/early 90's romantic comedy with a guy and his friend sneaking in a girl's house

I'm trying to identify a late 80's/early 90's romantic comedy. I saw it on Cinema Golden Choice back when I was living in Mexico between 1990 and 2000, and I think the translated title was something ...
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What is the name of the cartoon that was referred in The Dictator (2012)?

In the Nuclear-Nadal scene, Both Aladeen and Nadal argue about the nuclear missile being pointy. In that argument, Aladeen refers to a cartoon (as per him they are research films) where the missiles ...
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78 views

Why didn't Graff or Rackham lead the Second Fleet?

If the generals know so much about war, why did Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham) or Harrison Ford (General Graff) just fight the aliens? I understand that the younger generation would have a fresh ...
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98 views

Cartoon about a sea princess

I'm looking for a name of a cartoon series I watched in ~2000th. The main character was a sea princess, and the story took place underwater. The main villain was searching for several powerful ...
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26 views

how did Detective Keith Frazier & Detective Bill interrogate hostages?

How did Detective Keith Frazier & Detective Bill interrogate hostages face to face in Inside Man, if they are under captive of Dalton? Dalton released that heart patient guy at the start of the ...
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2answers
125 views

What is the difference between 'sponsored by' and 'presented by'?

I saw this both of these things on a TV program logo: one is written on at the top, the other at the bottom. I'm aware that "sponsored by" and "presented by" are a commercial thing, but what do they ...
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0answers
55 views

Who is “we” in Franks' monologue?

Episode 10 of the 4th season of House of Cards contains a fantastic scene of Frank intimidating Catherine Durant. When referring to himself Frank initially uses first person singular: But of ...
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550 views

What is this piece of land?

There is this new 3D video (also here on GoT Facebook) from the opening credits of GoT. When I point the camera to the far south, I can see a strange piece of land: I am quite confused: is it ...
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64 views

Has the length of action scenes changed over time?

It could just be me getting older but I feel like action movies these days have action scenes that just go on for an eternity. (I don't know what's wrong with me but sometimes I just want the ...
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2answers
735 views

Why is the bald man digging in the desert at the start of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

In the opening scene of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there is a bald man that is digging in the desert who is then approached by Sybok. But what I don't understand is why he is digging in the ...
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How did Chazz Montolo know that Morgan wouldn't shoot him?

The entire reason Chazz Montolo is pursuing Derek Morgan in Criminal Minds is because he believes that Morgan killed Chazz's son extra-judicially. Yet when Morgan corners Montolo, Montolo refuses to ...
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1answer
85 views

What happened to the journal in the Butterfly Effect?

Towards the end of the Butterfly Effect, Evan accidentally kills Kayleigh, and is institutionalized, meaning he never writes most of this journals. However, he had already written a short entry about ...
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1answer
66 views

Ending of “Under Suspicion”

I just watched Under Suspicion (1991) and I'm not sure I've understood the outcome of the movie. Is it that Tony and Stassio's first wife screwed up everyone, framed Angelina, and got away, or I ...
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188 views

If Firefly's Mal Reynolds is a sergeant why does Zoe call him “Sir”?

Mal Reynolds was a sergeant at the time of the the Battle of Serenity Valley. Why does Zoe call him "Sir" (even during the battle) when any self respecting TV Non Commissioned Officer will yell "Sir? ...
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1answer
56 views

Where is Prince Charming?

Plot of fourth Shrek Forever After deals with idea that Shrek was never born and therefore Princess Fiona had to save herself. But, plot of Shrek 2 shows us that Prince Charming was charging to the ...
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1answer
185 views

What does X mean in American History X?

In the movie title American History X, what exactly does X represent? I could think of Roman numeral X (10) or generation x, however, I don't seem to fully understand the meaning.
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171 views

Why is the name 'Batman' avoided in the Dawn of Justice?

Strangely the name 'Batman' is almost never mentioned in the Dawn of Justice movie (except the title). The characters use other names such as 'the dark one' or so when they are talking about him. Why ...
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52 views

Movie about Fermi & Majorana

I am looking for a movie I watched few years ago in German TV, which I think was about Ettore Majorana and Enrico Fermi. The scene I can best remember is a student and professor choosing a random ...
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2answers
224 views

Do actors actually get to film in POV movies?

In movies where we observe from actor's point of view (POV), does the actor actually film the part where he is holding the camera?
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140 views

Quality difference between HD video and 35mm film

I have noticed lately some of the older movies like Titanic being sold on Blu-rays in high definition (HD). As I understand, high definition implies high level of detail, yet I do not understand what ...
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1answer
159 views

Who is the actress who plays the adorable girl who welcomes Sol into the suicide/euthanasia clinic?

When Sol goes to commit assisted suicide in Soylent Green, she greets him at the door of the Euthanesia clinic and welcomes him in with the following conversation: Girl: May I help you, Sir? ...
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1answer
70 views

What were Egon and Ray working on at the university?

We get to see Peter's negative reinforcement experiment with the flash cards in Ghostbusters, and I assume that is a study related to his degrees in psychology and parapsychology. Do we ever find out ...
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1answer
120 views

What's the name of this horror movie of the 00's? [duplicate]

I saw this movie the same week that SAW I and I thought that these two were the greatest horror/suspense movies of those years, because of the respective plot twists. This movie is also of the 00's. ...
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280 views

Did Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman do the singing in Moulin Rouge?

In Moulin Rouge!, Was it the actors recording those songs, or vocal doubles?
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46 views

Anti-wolf-killing movie from the 1970s?

In the 1970s I remember seeing a movie about wolves that was critical of killing them. I thought it was called "El Lobo", but I could not find any movie by that name. It may have been a Disney movie ...
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Why does Zampa take the blame for Pierre Michel's murder?

In La French (The Connection) 2014 French film, Tany's associates are jailed after the heroin lab is busted and one of them comes up with a plan to organise Pierre Michel's murder on the outside by a ...
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81 views

Who was behind the bombings in Brazil?

Did I completely miss something, or did they really not explain who was behind the terrorist bombings in the film 'Brazil'? At first it's suspected to be the female truck driver, but then it is ...
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56 views

Help me understand the timeline of the Cohen Family, specifically, when did they marry and have Seth?

I am watching The O.C. again and I can't piece the timeline of Sandy and Kirsten's marriage. Clues: 1. They have their 20th wedding anniversary in Season 2 meaning Seth is 16-17 years old, so they've ...
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1answer
119 views

When movie or show script gets stolen long into filming

I remember reading something about Bryan Cranston's script getting stolen from his car at the time when he was playing Walter White of Breaking Bad. I can imagine something like this can totally throw ...
4
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1answer
494 views

Connection between Sweeney Todd and Edward Scissorhands

I have not yet seen Sweeney Todd, however, I did watch Edward Scissorhands and the poster similarity seemed striking. From what I have read about Sweeney Todd, I concluded that both movies involve ...
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1answer
179 views

Do film industries outside India use intervals/Intermission?

I have seen classic English movies with intervals/Intermission. Current Indian movie industries (Bollywood and others) use intervals and theaters introduce intervals in current English films by ...
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Hand drawings in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

In the movie A Walk Among the Tombstones, what was the significance of the drawings by the young black boy that was helping Matt? It looked like drawings appeared several times in the movie at ...
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1answer
107 views

Do the teams in The Amazing Race already know which countries they will be visiting prior to the production?

While watching The Amazing Race, it feels like that the teams don't know which country they will be visiting next and they finds out only while opening the clue at the start of the each leg. If this ...
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91 views

Is Director Vance actually another person?

In the 6th season of NCIS, we come across an episode (Knockout), where Tyler Owens, a boxer and a friend of Director Vance, is found dead. Vance starts leading the investigation, and Gibbs become more ...
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1answer
44 views

Why does Alice lie to Zoe?

In Luther S01E01, Alice Morgan attacks Zoe Luther. During the attack, Alice lies to Zoe that John had assaulted her and had said that Zoe was dead amongst other things. Alice is shown to be methodical,...
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2answers
499 views

Where was the money transferred to in The Night Manager?

In The Night Manager, episode 6: So, where (or to whom) did he transfer the money?
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39 views

Why do the dolls attack everyone on the LOCUS SOLUS ship?

In Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Batou infiltrates a factory-ship owned by LOCUS SOLUS, while Togusa is hacking it externally. In the end, the dolls produced on the ship are activated and attack ...
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1answer
2k views

Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Mentalist connection

In The Mentalist - S05E05 - Red Dawn I noticed the portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger hanging in the CBI's office near the elevator. What is connection here between Arnold and The Mentalist?
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184 views

What were General Ross and Tony Stark talking about at the end of The Incredible Hulk?

At the end of the movie The Incredible Hulk, the one with Edward Norton, General Ross was sitting at a bar, drinking alone, when suddenly Tony Stark appears and they had a little chat. What were they ...
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96 views

How was Deke Simmons married to Mimi Corcoran

In episode 7 of the show 11.22.63 Jake is recovering from amnesia and has the following interaction with Deke Simmons Jake: Thanks, Frank. Deke: It's Deke, son. Deke Simmons. Jake: I know. ...

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