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Extra meaning in “Panem”

I know the naming of the country "Panem" already has at least a couple meanings in the Hunger Games books and movies. For starters, it translates to "bread", and is even more fitting when Plutarch ...
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In Fargo, why did the police ignore that Chumph was duct-taped to the chair?

Why was no attention made in Fargo about Malvo's accomplice, Chumph, being duct taped to a chair and a gun duct taped to his hand? This would be proof there was someone else in town, doing bad things. ...
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Film featuring advert for 'Stay Put' lipstick

Whilst rewatching Mad Men memories of an old film came to mind and I'd like help identifying it. American film, made/set in late 50's early 60's. Starred beautiful woman/bombshell (a Marilyn Monroe ...
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53 views

Why did two characters have to go to Lake Tahoe to get married?

In Grey's Anatomy, series 10, episode 13, two people decide to drive to Lake Tahoe to get married. Why did they have to go to there? Is it something to do with going to another state? (Do marriage ...
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444 views

Exceptions to horror genre and female sexuality tropes?

Recalling Carol Clover's Her body, himself: Gender in the Slasher Film, there is typically an androgynous final girl in horror films - such as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween - who survives the movie. ...
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124 views

Help identifying gambling? movie

I don't remember a lot of the details from the film at all, but one scene stands out rather vividly. The main character is a young man, in his 20s/30s, visiting his dying father at the hospital. He ...
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67 views

Attack on a person resting in a parked car

I saw a French film on British TV some years ago, probably released in the period 1999-2007, the name and most details of which I cannot remember. I think it was shown as part of a series of French ...
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258 views

Does there exist a full, “Director's Cut” version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I remember watching this on TV many, many moons ago (maybe early 90's?) and there was a scene where Spiccoli is explaining how he got a guitar pick from Mick Jagger. It was definitely not in the ...
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32 views

Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)?

Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)? I searched, but I did not find his the name. IMDB
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34 views

Why didn't Lisa tell the truth about Thorwald to the police?

Saw this 1959 Hitchcock's masterpiece Rear Window last night. One of the great classics! Enjoyed it! I just didn't get one thing. Why didn't Lisa (Grace Kelly) tell the complete plot and truth about ...
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short 1970s film about a man who dresses and cooks on an elevator

I remember a short film from 1970s or early 1980s about a man who one day gets dressed on an elevator and each day does more and more tasks until he dies. Well that's my memory of it. He cooks an egg. ...
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Is there a precedent for casting the same actor in an American remake of a British/foreign television show?

Broadchurch (ITV/BBC America) was my favorite television show, specifically crime drama, in 2013. FOX is remaking the series but changed the name to Gracepoint. Interestingly, they cast David Tennant, ...
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Is it ever confirmed, or at the very least strong insinuated, that Saga has Asperger syndrome?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen ("The Bridge"), the lead female character Saga lacks certain social skills. She takes comments extremely literally, for the most part lacks emotion, and ...
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145 views

What happens in the deleted scenes at the end of The Zero Theorem?

What happens in the deleted scenes at the end of The Zero Theorem? Terry Gilliam said: There was a nice happy ending but I didn’t buy it. We shot it and it was very complicated and all. And when ...
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59 views

Goats in Brokeback Mountain

I have heard the reason the movie brokeback mountain take place at Big Horn Mountains is because of the Goats that lives on the mountain actually are homosexual (sorry if I did not use the correct ...
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1answer
95 views

What was the first use of the driving closeup shots known from Miami Vice?

One of the trademarks of Miami Vice were the nightly cruises through Miami's streets, which were usually accompanied by great music and very characteristic camera shots showing closeups of the car ...
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285 views

What was the first film adaptation of a comic?

I've been watching Danger: Diabolik (1968) and when I read the Wikipedia article I realise it's actually an adaptation of a comic book character called Diabolik which made it one of the earliest comic ...
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124 views

Doctor or Mentalist entering Criminal's Mind

Few months back, I see a title on IMDB about a film in which a doctor is able to enter into people's mind. FBI request the doctor to enter in a serial killer mind to find the last victim and it ...
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102 views

Which place was Samantha talking about at the end of HER?

Samantha, while leaving and saying goodbye to Theodore, mentioned, "It's hard to explain, but if you ever get there, come find me,and nothing will take us apart" It was answer to Theodore's ...
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The Expendables 3 - the song when burney met ronda rousey [closed]

when burney met ronda rousey in the club, a song was in background.... what is the name of that track... some of the lines were like " life life this is our life " , " touch the sky "
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130 views

Why are blockbusters now only released in 3D for the first week/weekend?

All summer I've noticed this new trend of blockbuster movies only being released in 3D for the first week/weekend in theatres - Spider-Man 2, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Dawn of the Planet of the ...
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175 views

What movie is this clip from (70s-80s)?

I have this short clip from somewhere and remember wanting to see this film again but that was a long time a go so I don't even remember why or if it was actually good. Can someone recognize the movie ...
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1answer
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Why did Samara contact Aiden?

In The Ring Aiden's teacher said that the week before his cousin died he had been drawing various pictures about her death. This, along with several other incidents, imply that Samara was ...
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345 views

A movie with a time machine which is being used to stop the crime

It's a Hollywood movie. I have seen it 5-6 years ago and now I don't remember its name or cast. The plot was something like this: there is a department with a time machine. They use this machine to ...
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88 views

A couple whose baby is stolen by a group of evil witches

Identify the following movie; it is not Rosemary's Baby or Crowhaven Farm: It is about a couple whose baby is stolen by a group of evil witches into a forest; the elderly neighbours are there to help ...
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Movie about the shooting of a racy movie

I seem to remember that this was the opening scene of the movie (possibly TV show.). A man is gently tying his wife / girlfriend to the bed for some consentual BDSM fun. After tying up the woman ...
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274 views

What makes Sherlock and Watson such good friends?

In the Sherlock series, I noticed this peculiar thing which has been hinted at, many times. Sherlock is so weird. Almost no one like him and vice-versa but what makes John Watson so different? How ...
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1answer
84 views

DVD Cover Containing a Girl and a Desolate City

So quite a few years ago I was in possession of a DVD that I believe was to do with zombies or something that wiped out most of the human race and sadly I lost the DVD before I had a chance to watch ...
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1answer
141 views

Why wasn't the HEPA Air Cleaner installed inside the lab?

The Industrial HEPA Air Cleaner built by Madrigal Electromotive GmbH was used to filter the chemicals from the air coming from the meth lab in Breaking Bad. It was obviously not a common item for ...
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58 views

Was it Uday or Latif who took the pill overdose?

On the moring after the devastating party in The Devil's Double during which Uday kills Kamel Hana and ultimately rapes and kills a young school girl we see Uday/Latif lying in a hospital bed after an ...
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1answer
108 views

Title of a war movie set in the jungle at night with lots of rain and a training mission?

I am looking for the name of a movie i saw some years ago on TV. It is about a group US-soldiers who get send into the jungle for a training mission or survival training. The sergeant of the group is ...
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139 views

How does so much time pass between Prison Break seasons 1 and 2?

In Prison Break, season 1 ends with the escapees running in a field at night with the cops right behind them. Season 2 starts with the escapees running through a lush forest during the daytime with ...
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1answer
99 views

Why did Yusuf hesitate to show Cobb his dream chamber?

During Yusuf's recruiting for the Inception he's about to show Cobb and the others how his special sedatives work in practice. But right before showing them he hesitates for a short moment: Yusuf: ...
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In Lucy, are the inserted predator/prey shots an example of Expressionism?

Maybe this isn't the right forum, but I don't see an "Art Theory" stack exchange. In the movie Lucy, just opened this weekend, near the beginning the bad guys are closing in on the main character and ...
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What happened at the end of A Most Wanted Man?

Here is my understanding of the end of A Most Wanted Man: the German agents led by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character Gunther set up a sting operation to film Abdullah breaking the law, with the ...
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69 views

What are the differences between Director's cut / Extended Cut / Theatrical Cut? [duplicate]

What edition should we watch? What editions do Blu-rays offer?
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912 views

Why is Libby calling her husband “Daddy”?

In the 2013 TV show "Masters of Sex", Libby Masters calls her husband William "Daddy". Apparently she uses this as a term of endearment. To be honest, I am a little creeped out by this. Does she have ...
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1answer
97 views

How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back together?

In "The Godfather", Sonny beats up Carlo for hitting Connie and is then killed later on. But the next scene involving Connie and Carlo is the baptism. How do Connie and Carlo miraculously end up back ...
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1answer
190 views

At the end in Xmen Origins, which parts of Wolverine's brain did the bullet hit?

At the end of Xmen Origins, Stryker is shown shooting Logan's brain in the front at the top, which leads me to believe that only the frontal lobe was damaged, and possibly the parietal lobe. After ...
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In the movie Golden Gate, why would she allow a relationship to develop?

In the movie Golden Gate, Matt Dillon plays an ex-FBI agent trying to redeem the reputation he has as a corrupt investigator because he wrongly pursed a Chinese man during the time of "Red Scare" ...
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239 views

Hollywood teen comedy movie - virgin on a ship

Please identify a movie, all I remember is just some parts of the plot. I don't remember much, but I'll tell you what I do remember and hopefully someone will recall the name of the movie or the ...
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1answer
320 views

What did “The Ring” (リング, Ringu) in the original Japanese version refer to?

The usual Chinese title for the original Japanese movie is 午夜凶鈴 which might be transliterated roughly as "Midnight Evil/Bad Ring" where the Chinese word "ring" here is without ambiguity referring ...
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109 views

Movie or TV series with awesome wedding reception on rooftop; father has an attack after reception

This is a movie (maybe be a TV show) from probably the late 90's or up to '09. There is a very nice wedding reception on a rooftop (or at least outside), there are a lot of lights, may be blue and ...
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Was Johnston supposed to be speaking in Mandarin all the time?

The Last Emperor is mostly in English, but it is meant to be understood that this is simply being translated for the benefit of the movie viewer, usually from Mandarin (I think). Was Reginald Fleming ...
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1answer
57 views

A term for a animation style used in anime

I'm watching some anime on netflix. Is there a term for when the characters get real emotional they are suddenly animated as cutesy almost childlike versions of themselves? Then they go right back? ...
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1answer
251 views

bank heist movie

In this movie which is from the 90's, there is a bank robber who is bald and wears nerd glasses. He has ultra-high tech stuff in his house to monitor the financial markets. He robs a bank via ...
2
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1answer
108 views

female robot who shorts out?

There is a movie from the 1990's in which one of the scenes has a guy fighting a female robot that has totally lost control/shorted out. I keep thinking it is the red-haired girl-robot in "fifth ...
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184 views

The need of a Matrix [duplicate]

I always wondered why the hassle creating the Matrix anyway? Yes, the machines need energy which can be harvested in the form of biological energy from humans. But why did they not just take animals, ...
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Age difference between Samantha and Mason?

I'm trying to work out the supposed age difference between siblings Samantha and Mason in Richard Linklater's Boyhood, as there seem to be a number of inconsistencies. First, when the children are ...
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1answer
3k views

Aliens/creatures having sex with humans and killing them

Is there any movie in which aliens are having sex with people and killing them by sex, like with semen coming out of women's mouth? I just saw that scene but don't know any more about it. I don't know ...

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