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Why did Elwood trade a Cadillac for a microphone?

Early in The Blues Brothers, Jake turns to Elwood and asks: Jake: What's this? Elwood: What? Jake: This car. This stupid car! Where's the Cadillac? (beat) The Caddy! Where's the Caddy? ...
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How did they end up on the bus?

In the 2015 thriller Heist (actually distributed in Australia by the original title of Bus 657), how did the criminal ensure that they caught the bus? (Spoilers follow) How could he be so sure that ...
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215 views

1970s heist movie

American comedy in colour from 1970s. Not as late as 1980. I believe they wanted to steal some jewellery, gold or similar. Do not think it was money. There was some car chasing, with some (red?) car ...
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5answers
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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0answers
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How much of a gravitational time dilation did the three planets in Interstellar experience?

In Interstellar, there are multiple planets that are accessible via a worm hole/gravitational anomaly near Saturn. Of twelve, only 3 were considered the most promising, and the ones that returned a ...
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Women gives birth to octopus baby

I vaguely remember a movie where a young is pregnant and gives birth to an alien like octopus baby and her so called "friends" try to knock it over the edge of some platform. But then the mom comes ...
3
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1answer
52 views

Why is there a huge sound when Dr. Mann's spacecraft destroys the part of the Endurance?

We all know that sound doesn't travel through space. The Director, Nolan, avoided sounds in space through most of Interstellar, but when Mann's (Matt Damon) spacecraft is destroyed, a huge sound is ...
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2answers
770 views

Who is the medical jargon shown in House MD attributable to?

Judging by the accepted answer to this question here, it seems that House MD is the most medically accurate series out of all the medical shows out there. I was wondering who is responsible for all ...
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3answers
2k views

Why didn't the machine affect Bond in Spectre?

In the newest Bond movie, Spectre, there is a scene where bond is hooked up to a torture machine. He is told that Both these actions occurred, but So it seems like the torture device had ...
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42 views

How much did Blade Runner influence the Reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

The classic Blade Runner film is seen to be the archetypical story of machine who are men. It covers many of the classic literature conflicts, man vs man, man vs technology, man vs self, man vs ...
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1answer
162 views

How did the media know the name of the robot?

I watched Chappie yesterday and had the following question: TV News showed a footage of Chappie aiding criminals. Then they urged viewers to call authorities in case they see Chappie in their ...
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1answer
3k views

What kind of tree is the giant tree in Downton Abbey?

In the opening sequences of Downton Abbey series 1 and 2 there is a massive tree near the house. When it appears in the show characters are often shown sitting on a bench underneath it. What kind of ...
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1answer
76 views

Movie where older man serially seduces naive girls and then abandons them

This movie is possibly from the 1990s and I think I saw it on IFC. There is a female lead who is a thin blonde. The male lead is much older and I think looked a lot like Gabriel Byrne. He was some ...
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2answers
72 views

Why is there a safety net conveniently located in the soon-to-be-demolished MI6 building?

This question is regarding one of the end scenes in the Bond film Spectre, so it contains some spoilers (kind of). It was thrilling to watch Bond and his companion jump several stories into a net at ...
6
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1answer
116 views

What was the explosion when Holden interrogates Leon?

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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1answer
153 views

Movie with murderer in apartment building playing loud music?

I am looking for the following movie. Maybe some of you saw it. There was a guy who moved into an apartment building. One night there was loud music from another apartment, so he dialled the number ...
4
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1answer
44 views

What is the girl Callie trying to do?

In Time Lapse, Callie was hiding the morning photos. She is secretly sending herself messages. What is the use of that? Why is she doing that? Then she kills her own boyfriend! What is Callie trying ...
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0answers
41 views

Movie (possibly upcoming) about a young woman seeking vengeance on a madman

I'm looking for a horror/thriller film I read a synopsis of recently. Apparently, the film starts where most similar movies end. A group of young people are stalked, tortured, and killed by some ...
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3answers
2k views

Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
4
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1answer
84 views

A movie with quotation argument and a literal book of quotations

I only remember a scene of a movie from around 1980s or 1990s, and nothing else. There are a couple of persons arguing by using famous quotations. I believe it was a funny scene and the punch line was ...
22
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4answers
6k views

Why does Frank peel off the labels from bottles and things?

Catch Me If You Can's fictionalized version of Frank W. Abagnale Jr. uses to peel off labels from things. While in certain cases this is part of his check frauds (especially the Pan Am labels), he ...
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0answers
44 views

Revenge movie. Cop gets revenge on kids who raped/murdered his mother decades before

Trying to find a film that I recall seeing years ago. I think it's a TV movie. It's about a series of murders and the police who are trying to solve the crimes. All the victims are friends. It ends ...
5
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2answers
660 views

Identify a '80s sci-fi/horror movie

I'm trying to identify an old movie from a single scene. At that time I was a child, the movie seemed to be kind of a sci-fi/horror genre, my parents didn't let me see the whole movie, I just clearly ...
2
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1answer
65 views

Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?
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1answer
143 views
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Low budget clone movie with a sheriff tricking a guard by saying 'clowns'

I watched this movie circa 1980. All I remember is that a clone escaped from the clone "factory", and managed to contact the local sheriff. The sheriff drives up to the compound gate, tricks the ...
6
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3answers
1k views

How closely does Game of Thrones follow the fantasy or fairy-tale genre?

I am trying to get into a new show after watching Lost, Breaking Bad, Fringe and The 100. I am a bit skeptical about the fantasy aspect of the Game of Thrones. How closely does Game of Thrones ...
1
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1answer
55 views

Name of a horror movie about ghosts that come back to haunt a town

I watched this movie a lot when I was a child but can't remember the name. The female protagonist has an ill mother who dies, suffocated with cooking gas, one night when the protagonist was out in a ...
3
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1answer
62 views

Asian action movie that ends with shootout and birth

I only saw the end of the movie, but it ends with two parallel action setpieces. In one, a guy in a gangster hat, glasses and trench-coat has a shootout with a bunch of others, possibly at an ...
4
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1answer
302 views

Young black girl shot at basketball-court, leg twitch

I'm looking for a movie -- probably from the 1990s or 2000s. I don't really remember much about it, though I think it revolves around a boy 12-16(?) growing-up in a "bad negihbourhood" and trying to ...
5
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0answers
59 views

Sex-driven movie that involves an assault on a girl against a chain-link fence and a sheriff being shot in the back by a mob

I watched this movie in February of 1995 (I remember that I was at All-State Choir that year in Kentucky). The movie was in English on the hotel's TV and was probably Cinemax or the like (they never ...
27
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6answers
34k views

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 ...
5
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2answers
7k views

In The Bridge, do Saga and Martin speak Danish, Swedish or both?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen (aka "The Bridge"), when Saga (from Sweden) and Martin (from Denmark) are together, what language do they speak? How about other characters? We don't speak ...
4
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1answer
63 views

Movie about a rich and poor girl who become friends through a home swap

This movie is probably from the 1990s. It's about two girls in a high school that fight a lot. One is poor and the other is rich. In the beginning of the movie, they set fire to a locker room in the ...
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1answer
42 views

Movie about an immortal forever-young man [on hold]

This is a movie in which a guy is immortal and doesn't age. I think this is a romantic horror movie and I remember a trailer in which his true face (an old, ugly face) is shown in mirrors. I think ...
14
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1answer
5k views

What species are the Minions?

In Despicable Me, Gru has an army of minions who do everything from looking after the girls to assist him in his attempts to become a super villain. But what are they? Are they aliens? Are they ...
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0answers
33 views

Identify this movie character with a really geeky and complex persona [on hold]

I've watched this movie, I don't remember the name or plot. But there is this character who is smart good at heart. and this character is more like a blend of that kid (Walter white Jr.) from ...
12
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4answers
1k views

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels?

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels? The obvious answer is that the prequels were made in the 90s - 00s while the first films were made in the 70s and 80s, therefore real world ...
4
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0answers
181 views

Pirate movie with a female lead who eats an octopus

I'm looking for a pirate movie with a female protagonist. I thought it was Pirates of the caribbean II, but after checking it is not. In the film, the female protagonist is pranked by the crew to eat ...
10
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1answer
108 views

British Criterion Collection film where a psychic tells a woman she'll be involved with a man who has a question mark on his face

So I remember seeing part of a relatively old (think 1960s/1970s or so) British movie that definitely felt fairly experimental/avant-garde. It had a storyline, but many of its plot-points seemed ...
4
votes
2answers
106 views

Trying to remember the name of an avant garde movie from the '70s

So, I remember watching this film for an avant-garde film class a few years back, but I can't remember its name. I'm pretty sure it was made in the '70s (though it could have been from the late '60s ...
24
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11answers
4k views

Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?

Late in Die Hard, baddie Hans Gruber pretends to be an innocent bystander named "Bill Clay," and John McClane gives Hans a gun. The gun turns out to be unloaded, meaning McClane knew or at least ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Why was Bonnie pregnant for seven years (seasons) on Family Guy?

I am just curious to know why Bonnie Swanson, wife of Joe Swanson, was kept pregnant until the seventh season.
20
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3answers
17k views

What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
11
votes
3answers
30k views

Did Rose die at the end of Titanic, or was she dreaming?

At the end of Titanic, the camera pans across a group of pictures that showed Rose had lived a rich, full life (some of which was suggested to her by Jack - e.g. learning how to ride 'like a man'). ...
3
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0answers
97 views

Movie or TV show with a farmer singing to a girl in a chicken costume

This is either a live action movie or live action kid's TV show (probably the latter). In the scene I remember, a farmer sits on a hay bale and talks to a girl in a chicken costumer (similar to ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Is Chuck Barris's work as a CIA hit-man a fantasy?

The movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on the book of the same name, which is the autobiography of Chuck Barris. Barris was the creator of TV shows such as The Dating Game and The Gong ...
0
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1answer
78 views

How is dubbing done for fight sequences?

How about dubbing for fight sequences? Do the actors dub for the fight sequences as well or is any other method used like using the original set audio along with the background music?
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0answers
55 views

Movie with a male crying in a car [on hold]

I remember a particular scene from this film - it's similar to a scene from Something About Mary, but it's a newer film. I remember it's an American comedy. The male lead is dejected (due to losing ...
7
votes
2answers
78 views

Are some films filmed with a larger frame than all cropped versions?

There is a question about the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and the aspect ratios it was released in: Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? The crux of the ...
1
vote
2answers
172 views

What was the relationship between Sutton and Mrs. Harshaw?

In The Hot Spot, What was the relationship between the blackmailer Frank Sutton and Mrs. Dolly Harshaw? Was he blackmailing her or was it the other way around?

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