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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
12
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1answer
1k views

Why did Rose throw the diamond necklace overboard?

In Titanic, the elderly Rose visits a ship searching for the Heart of the Ocean diamond, set in a necklace. Unbeknownst to them, she actually carries it with her. In one of the final scenes, a bare ...
11
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2answers
639 views

Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?

The key villain in the Sherlock episode His Last Vow the visuals constantly suggest that Magnussen has some form of electronic assistance to recall key facts that he can use to "leverage" influence ...
11
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6answers
10k views

What does the Flag symbolize?

The logo for Netflix's House of Cards shows an upside-down & mirrored American Flag with 0 stars on it. What does this logo represent in terms of the show? Is it meant to be symbolism with the ...
11
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1answer
339 views

A film about a boy and his big idea for society?

This is what I remember: A boy, living on a farm or so, tells someone, could've been the postman, about his idea, his big idea for society and the world. It's about being good, sharing or something ...
10
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3answers
6k views

What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
9
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1answer
424 views

Examining the limits of the MCU?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is defined as a transmedia franchise, in that it seeks to push unified content fluidly across different mediums, but prioritizes the Live Action depiction of its ...
9
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1answer
954 views

Man escapes prison or asylum, murders, returns to cell

I think the movie, which was in color, was set in a remote area of England or Scotland. The prisoner figures out how to escape from his cell. One night he 'goes out', kills someone with an ax, and ...
9
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1answer
627 views

Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants

Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things ...
9
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1answer
573 views

Why does the dinosaur let the wounded dinosaur live?

Yes, we are all fascinated (or abhorred) by the inclusion of a few CGI dinosaurs in Terrence Malick's 'Tree of Life'. Personally, I enjoyed the dinosaurs thoroughly, but... Why did the predatory ...
8
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6answers
6k views

Where is Walt's money?

So, Breaking Bad has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
8
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1answer
4k views

Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
8
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6answers
4k views

What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...
7
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2answers
3k views

Who are “they” in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, NASA scientists keep referring "they" in most of their conversation with Cooper. Are "they" mean alien or some supernatural race?
6
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3answers
390 views

Why Cooper didn't simply not give the co-ordinates of NASA?

In Interstellar, Cooper tries to send a message "STAY" to his daughter so she won't let him go. If that was his intention then why did he give the coordinates of NASA at first place?
6
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1answer
220 views

Alien on the run, Alien Cop chasing

I saw this movie way back in the 80s and can't find a name to it. From what I remember, it has the following: Alien on the run on Earth Alien cop chasing him Alien cop reveals himself/is caught by ...
6
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1answer
376 views

Animated movie that aired on Cartoon Network about a world of toys

This has been bugging me for a LONG time now and was hoping someone knew the title to this animated movie I saw a long time ago on Cartoon Network. When I say long, it possibly aired on Cartoon ...
5
votes
3answers
652 views

How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
5
votes
4answers
726 views

Woman wakes up on spaceship in garden, what is it from?

A while ago I saw a short episode about a woman waking up in a garden on a spaceship she remembers being home on earth and has no memory of what happened to her. The space ship seems to be on the ...
4
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3answers
956 views

80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
4
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1answer
223 views

Movie with a private school, teacher, placard, and cheating students

What is the name of this movie? It's about a teacher who tries to teach values to their students. It is in a private prep school. The teacher has a placard over the door or high on the wall that he ...
4
votes
1answer
279 views

How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...
4
votes
1answer
155 views

Is the introduction of Snake Eyes a reference to Rope?

While I guess it isn't a big secret that Alfred Hitchcock has always been a huge inspiration for Brian De Palma, one possible connection between both of them has only occurred to me recently. The ...
4
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2answers
207 views

Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
3
votes
1answer
505 views

Murderous cop on a training island [duplicate]

I saw this movie long ago that started with two cops in a training island (a man and a blond woman) walking into some kinda room or a farm that had dead cat hanged up to the ceiling, the woman gets ...
3
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2answers
380 views

How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
3
votes
1answer
110 views

Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
3
votes
2answers
444 views

Sci-fi film: American teen science project brings people and dinosaurs into present

I'm hoping someone can help me identify the following film that I would have seen in the early 90's or late 80's. It is a film in the era of Weird Science, Flight of the Navigator and Explorers. All ...
2
votes
1answer
213 views

Did Pippin die in Lord Of The Rings?

At the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King after Pippin touches the Palantir when he is laying on the ground, is he dead then brought to life by Gandalf? I was under the impression ...
2
votes
2answers
307 views

Horror movie where wishes are granted in a museum & in prison

I only know the beginning of it and have no idea when it was made but saw it about 8 years ago: It starts with a man and a woman robbing a museum they get hold of a stone that is knocked out of a ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Falling tank truck kills the villian

Can you help me find this movie: Most unique thing I remember is the final scene, where a tank truck falls a -cliff and kills the villain by pressing hard on him and then exploding. Film starts with ...
2
votes
3answers
16k views

Does Kanima's mythology match any historical stories/works or is it only written for Teen Wolf?

In Teen Wolf Season 2, a new creature called a Kanima appears, which is a part of the major plot line. My question is, is this Kanima creature all made up for the Teen wolf series, or is it inspired ...
1
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2answers
123 views

Why single way communication in Interstellar? [duplicate]

Why could the crew beyond the worm hole only receive video logs? Why did they not have two way communication with NASA on Earth?
1
vote
1answer
615 views

What is the purpose of the changes to Game of Thrones show?

After finishing the fourth season of the the Game of Thrones show I was a little put off by the consistent divergence from the original storyline in the books. Before I had already resolved to ...
1
vote
1answer
144 views

Episode where a family is trapped inside a house

I remember seeing this episode when I was a child, around 1985, and at that time, it was the scariest thing I had ever seen. Here is the plot (or at least what I remember of it, so this may not be ...
1
vote
1answer
856 views

In “The Fifth Estate”, what is the name of the program that Julian and Daniel are using?

In The Fifth Estate Julian and Daniel are using a program which seems to be a combined interface for chatting, compiling source, and monitoring server traffic all in one. Is this a real user ...
1
vote
1answer
410 views

80s / 90s Sci Fi movie or show about aliens/monster that look amish

I am trying really hard to remember where I saw this. I remember it took place in a modern world, but there was a field or dome that they could see in to. The beings inside looked 1800s or amish and ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Street racing - mechanic recruited by FBI to bring down his boss

I watched a movie two years back, I forgot the name but remember the plot. It's about this guy getting hired to work for some rich bad guys car collection, he works with another mechanic who does not ...
0
votes
1answer
252 views

Psychologist studies patient and discovers she's telepathic

It was a movie that started off about a young lady who was finishing high school and when she was at her prom I think, she started hearing voices and flipped out. She was taken to a mental ...
0
votes
1answer
273 views

Horror movie about two families that wanted to buy a secluded house

I saw a film around 2011 and I forgot the name of the movie. It was about these two families that wanted to buy a secluded house. When they got there, they tried to go back home but the road home was ...
0
votes
2answers
133 views

Why do people put up with Alan?

I have watched the series of Two and a Half Men two times now till the latest episode, but can't understand why either Charlie or Walden just don't kick Alan out? I mean it is a bit cruel but they are ...
0
votes
1answer
847 views

Why does Joss Whedon use the same actors so frequently?

When I watch Joss Whedon's shows I'm very aware of how often the same actors appear. Here's a quick list of ones I've spotted. Eliza Dushku - Dollhouse and Buffy/Angel Alexis Denisof - Buffy/Angel ...
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votes
1answer
142 views

Movie with animals and a football game [closed]

I remember briefly owning a VHS as a child. I can't remember much from it, but I remember it contained animals and football. It looked old, but it was in color. That's about everything I remember from ...
-4
votes
0answers
63 views

Do you know this movie? [closed]

hi! Do you know this actress? What is that movie? Thank you!
45
votes
2answers
10k views

Is the Unix operating system featured in Jurassic Park real?

When the film Jurassic Park came out, and I saw that scene where Ariana Richards is sitting in front of the computer and says; This is a Unix system. I know this. It's the files for the whole ...
39
votes
6answers
16k views

Why do Disney parents usually die?

It's well known that many animated Disney movie parents (at least one of a set) die, were never in the picture, or started the movie already dead. Is this just a financial thing (like in Toy Story), ...
33
votes
4answers
11k views

Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
77
votes
6answers
12k views

What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?

I've always wondered what caused the Time Loop experienced by Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, as well as what ended it, but I don't recall it being discussed in the movie. What was the cause for the ...
27
votes
3answers
78k views

Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies?

I often wonder if actors really go nude for certain scenes in films. I am not talking about those movies where we can see the sexual body-parts or genitals of the actors/actresses, but instead less ...

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