6
votes
1answer
173 views

Does 12 Angry Men point to the bad jury selection system of the US at the time?

Considering that the jurors almost sentenced an 18 year old to death based on vague evidence and considering their poor deliberance abilities that they showed with the remarks, does 12 Angry Men ...
14
votes
1answer
763 views

Was there a romantic relationship between Gustavo Fring and his partner?

In Breaking Bad episode Hermanos, we take a peek to the past of Gus Fring where his partner gets killed by Hector. I know it is not unusual for a character (or a real human being) to be sad and hold ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
3
votes
0answers
69 views

Are the movies 'The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins' and 'Cloak and Dagger' connected somehow?

In 1984, both The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins starring Gary Coleman (TV movie) and Cloak and Dagger starring Dabney Coleman (theatrical release) came out. They have identical plots. In both, ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

What movie had a nazi soldier force a mother to chose between her two children?

Sometime in the late 80's - early 90's I saw a WWII movie with an intense scene involving a mother with a son and younger daughter. She was in line perhaps evacuating when a Nazi soldier made her pick ...
5
votes
2answers
118 views

Considering bans on Nazi imagery, how are fictional works featuring such imagery treated in countries which outlaw said imagery?

Movies about Nazis are quite common in American cinema. Hollywood produces one a year on average. These movies tend to be block busters that are distributed for international markets. A few widely ...
7
votes
1answer
127 views

Romantically involved spaceship crew members become infected

Help me out here. This has been stuck in my head for days now. As I recall, the crew of a space ship are in hibernation. A crew member is awoken to relieve a fellow crew mate. However, he discovers ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode with a rooftop raid

I feel a little embarrassed by this, as I usually know my Law & Order: Special Victims Unit well, but I've been searching and can't seem to find which particular episode this scene constitutes. ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Anime, probably from the 80s~90s, with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water

I don't have any images or clips unfortunately but a few things about this anime: There was a scene with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water after she and her grandfather (?) and brother had ...
25
votes
2answers
4k views

Does 1957's 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut?

Does 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut? Apart from maybe an opening scene and closing scene, when they are in the room, I don't see any cuts. If that is so, does it mean when some actor makes a ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Identify movie about the NSA and the Echelon surveillance system

First of all sorry I've been trying to find this movie for quite some time, but no luck. I do remember some scenes from it. It's about evaluation of Echelon accuracy in surveillance of phone calls. ...
4
votes
0answers
60 views

Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
3
votes
0answers
132 views

Looking for seventies-eighties sci-fi movie with kid

I saw the movie around 1990 and i was a 7 year old kid, but the movie kinda impressed me because of the classic music and the ending. Although i don't remember much of it, i would like to try to give ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Identify this 1990s robot/mech TV series

I remember this was a robot/mech anime TV series from the 1990s (and it's not Visions of Escaflowne). I also remember that pilots would get inside robots and would get a big diamond attached to their ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

At the end of Interstellar, who built the colony?

At the end of Interstellar, we see a colony-camp built on Wolf Edmunds' planet. Is it built by Dr. Brand after her arrival or was it built by Edmunds for the arrival of the human race?
3
votes
1answer
149 views

How did the jurors get to be elected in 1957's 12 Angry Men?

How did the jurors get to be elected in 1957's 12 Angry Men? None of them seems to have law as their profession so what makes them competent to sit in a jury?
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What does he mean, “you people”?

In the legendary movie Tropic Thunder the following conversation takes place: "What do you mean, 'you people'?" "What do YOU mean, 'you people'?" But what DOES he mean, 'you people'? ...
-1
votes
1answer
17 views

'50s (?) b/w fanta-horror with a meteor that petrifies people

I watched this movie few days ago on TV. It was a b/w and very old (I would say '50s). A meteor falls on the Earth: it has the power to multiply when it touches the water and to petrify people that ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

Japanese TV show that had a recurring plot device, the seal of the emperor

So, a long time ago at an anime convention (I think it was Otakon 2001 or 2002). A guy showed this parody video, which was supposed to be lampooning a popular TV show. This TV show's main character ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Why didn't Jack Harmon simply enter the embassy basement by himself?

Mission: Impossible (1996) established that the crew could simply open/close elevator doors at whatever floor of the building, and Jack already had access to the elevator shaft. So why didn't Jack ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Why did the horse keep on walking when Glass was not on it?

During the scene in The Revenant where Glass tricked Fitzgerald by setting up his commander's body on his horse, why did the horse keep on walking? Doesn't the horse need to be signaled in order to ...
4
votes
1answer
205 views

Why were there no American women in the Revenant?

In The Revenant we see native women in the village formed by American soldiers, but why were there no American women brought?
4
votes
0answers
79 views

What was this family adventure film about two kids who travel to Africa to live with their father?

This movie I watched many years ago was a family film in which two kids traveled to Africa from the USA to live with their father for several months who was stationed there for a purpose. I recall ...
4
votes
1answer
39 views

Were the clips played throughout Pawn Sacrifice actual footage?

I recently watched the movie Pawn Sacrifice and noticed that throughout the movie they would cut the scene to play "vintage" looking clips of Bobby Fischer playing Chess. One example occurs shortly ...
3
votes
1answer
110 views

Fitzgerald's choices

I have some doubts about Fitzgerald's choices in The Revenant. Why didn't he kill Bridger? He had the skills to do it, and many opportunities. I don't understand his choice to keep him alive.
6
votes
1answer
69 views

Were these films actually available in Germany during the time represented in “Bridge of Spies”?

As Bridge of Spies builds toward its climax, there is a scene in front of a Berlin 'cineplex' which is showing four films (titles translated to English)... One, Two, Three Spartacus The Damned ...
5
votes
0answers
44 views

What are the reasons behind the shorter Italian version of Cool Hand Luke?

I might have seen Cool Hand Luke, as a kid for the first time on Italian TV, probably when I was 10-12 years old (so we're talking about 1984-86) when the movie was already a classic (although in the ...
5
votes
1answer
201 views

Old cartoon where a boy with a skeleton friend in a baseball cap battles monsters

Ok, I know this is a longshot, but I hope that somebody out there is able to help me. What I want to know is if anybody has ever heard of this. It is either a TV show or movie that I'm about to ...
11
votes
2answers
4k views

Why was Hugh Laurie credited as a Guest star in Friends?

I recently watched the episode The One with Ross's Wedding: Part Two of Friends, in which Hugh Laurie has a minor role. I noticed that he is mentioned in the credits as a Guest star. As a French ...
9
votes
0answers
175 views

In Fargo, why is the 180° rule broken during this scene?

In episode 3 of Fargo, titled "A Muddy Road", the 180° rule is broken during this particular scene, at about 43 minutes into the episode (according to HULU). I couldn't find a clip of the scene ...
5
votes
1answer
127 views

Mystery show where an airplane disappears

Years ago, my mom was watching this show and it seemed pretty interesting so I went ahead and watched it with her. I can't remember the name but I remember what happened in the episode. It might have ...
5
votes
2answers
106 views

What's with the pens?

In Return to Sender (2015), Miranda (the main character) makes it seem like she has some kind of OCD, or phobia with germs and some kind of obsession with pens. What is the deal with the pens? Are ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Please explain the end of John Dies at the End [duplicate]

The title of the movie is John Dies at the End, but for some reason this doesn't happen. He dies for a short while in the middle, and then comes back, but this makes the title inaccurate, especially ...
5
votes
2answers
167 views

Why doesn't Michael Scofield destroy the hard disk instead of throwing it in a river?

I have watched Prison Break like five times and every time this question pops up in my mind. Michael was a smart structural engineer with low latent inhibition and high IQ that made him keen ...
-4
votes
1answer
274 views

What is that hash pipe that Erlich Bachman smokes in S01E01? [closed]

It looks cool. Here is a screenshot. What is it?
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Why is Shannon crying to Mandy about Brian and Curt hooking up the night before?

The scene in Velvet Goldmine I am referring to comes after an orgy where everyone was "hooking up" with everyone. Women with women, men with men, etc. Shannon isn't even with Brian or Curt. So why is ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Is there a trope where a group of people get splattered with blood?

I'm looking for a trope where there is a group of people and someone kills one person and blood/guts go everywhere and it splatters all over the audience.
0
votes
0answers
54 views

List of actors looked at for Tony's role

I know Steven Van Zandt and Ray Liotta were looked at for the role of Tony Soprano on The Sopranos; however, has anyone come across or know of a complete listing of all actors considered for this ...
17
votes
3answers
2k views

Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Movie about a female thief or assassin who has a doppelganger falls asleep in bathtub with water running, she sees her future

Looking for a movie that involves a female thief or assassin who has a doppelganger falls asleep in the bathtub with water running and basically sees her future involving a chain of events, sun comes ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

A movie about a superhero with a flying car

It's a recent (from no longer than 10 years), European (probably) movie, about a superhero and his flying car. The lead is a young (poor) guy goes to college and he loves a girl but she's with his ...
2
votes
0answers
211 views

Movie with main character with high IQ?

I remember this movie / TV drama (English or American) where there's this guy, and a woman who's his friend, and she's a psychologist. She wants to know about the main character's past, so she goes to ...
2
votes
2answers
97 views

Elsa's long term plans on the mountain

After Elsa's powers are revealed to the people of Arendelle Elsa runs away and climbs up to the shoulder of an impressive mountain crag. Then she uses her magic to build a majestic ice palace. It is ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

Origin of the quote “I suggest you rethink your strategy”

I remember a movie about a military academy. One scene has two cadets fighting in the barracks. The commander of cadets breaks up the fight and tells the two cadets, "I suggest you rethink your ...
4
votes
0answers
73 views

80s/90s martial arts movie where a character trapped in a shield wall has his feet cut off

I think the movie was made in China. I think this version of the movie that I watched was an English dub. Three characters that I remember the most are a chubby looking kid (I'll just call him ...
26
votes
2answers
6k views

Is it scientifically possible to grow potatoes in Martian soil?

In The Martian (2015) we see the protagonist planting potatoes in soil that he dug out from the surface of Mars. Wouldn't the soil be incapable of sustaining life for the potatoes (let alone giving ...
-1
votes
1answer
81 views

Can't find this tv series: police officer discovers she can heal herself

I saw just a bit of one series and can't find it. There was a police officer that found out she can heal herself. Later there were guys shooting at them and they couldn't do anything so she decided to ...
5
votes
0answers
93 views

(Fantasy/Kids/Horror?) movie/TV show involving kids going to a faerie realm

This has been bothering me for years... I remember this scene so vividly, and I keep thinking it was from a movie. Although it might have been from a TV show. Or I might have dreamt the thing. In any ...
4
votes
0answers
89 views

What is the significance of the ape movies in X-Files S10E02: Founder's Mutation

In The X-Files Season 10 Episode 02 titled "Founder's Mutation" there are two movies seen being played on the television at different moments. One is in the hospital maternity ward and is a scene from ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Why does Sherlock ask the question in this way?

In the BBC Sherlock episode "The Sign of Three", Sherlock is reading the guest list (checking RSVPs) and asks "Major James Sholto. Who he?" Why does he say "Who he?" instead of who is he? It seems ...

15 30 50 per page