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OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?

Birdman is a very innovative movie. The cinematography alone is brilliant, capturing the spirit behind the scenes at a Broadway Theatre. And the screenplay seems, in part, an interesting view of ...
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4answers
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What are the differences between the alternative versions of Blade Runner?

I may have lost count, but the last time I checked there were 4 different cuts of Blade Runner. The original cinema release (with the voice over and the spliced from another movie ending) followed by ...
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8answers
7k views

Why aren't the zombies decomposed after all this time?

In The Walking Dead, the more we go through the seasons, the easier it seems to be to crush the zombies' head. The head literally explodes now with a hard hit. This seems logical as after all this ...
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4answers
5k views

Why do many movie titles differ between the U.S. and the UK?

Why are movies titled differently in the UK? For example; The Avengers changed to Avengers Assemble. Similarly Vertige is called High Lane. What is the reason why so many movies are retitled for ...
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3answers
1k views

Why is Max known as “Mad Max” in the Mad Max Franchise?

As the title suggests I was wondering why is Max known as "Mad Max" in this franchise? From the first movie till Fury Road Max is the only character who is not "Mad" and is the only sensible human in ...
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2answers
112k views

Which are Tarantino’s eight films?

The Hateful Eight is an upcoming film by Quentin Tarantino. I remember reading somewhere that the title is a reference to not only the characters in the film, but also to this being his eighth movie. ...
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2k views

Adventure 80s movie: Guy rescues his fiance from a teleporting castle

This is a tough one, as I have very limited info. It appears to be a forgotten adventure film from around the 80's. Guy's fiance/loved one is kidnapped by an evil wizard (not Tom Cruise/Legend!). ...
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4answers
37k views

Why doesn't Deadpool's healing ability heal his skin?

In the Deadpool movie when Wade his mutant cells get activated, his skin changes so he looks like Freddy Krueger (As Weasel referred too). But he obtains healing abilities and his cancer gets cured ...
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4answers
66k views

Why exactly did Walt leave Gray Matter?

Early on in Breaking Bad, it is revealed that Walt and Gretchen had a history together with Elliot in the construction of their company "Gray Matter". However, one day while on vacation with ...
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4answers
56k views

What happened to Bruce Wayne/Batman's knee?

Early in The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce is seen limping with a cane. Some characters allude to an injury sustained from a fight, but we never see this in The Dark Knight. At the conclusion of that film, ...
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5answers
3k views

What was the first crossover movie like The Avengers, using only movie franchises?

The Avengers is taking 4 separate movie franchises (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America) and combining them all into one huge movie with all the main characters from each movie. Doing some ...
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4answers
20k views

What happened to Gandalf after his battle with the Balrog?

After Gandalf fights the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings, he is carried off by an eagle. There is a scene where he is lying down in a white room and only his head and shoulders are visible. The next ...
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6answers
23k views

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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2answers
5k views

Does the Game of Thrones intro change to reflect the current story?

In the Game of Thrones intro, we are presented with a very steam-punk like map of interactive pieces representing the kingdoms and what they represent. However, I noticed when Theon Greyjoy arrived ...
18
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2answers
909 views

How does the dream sharing actually work?

In Inception, dream-sharing is (obviously) a huge part in how the entire plot functions. Is there any valid references (either scientific or even just an explanation from the writers/director) as to ...
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7answers
26k 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 ...
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2answers
5k views

Is the Good, The Bad and The Ugly set before a Fistful of Dollars?

In the Man With no Name trilogy the third movie to be made (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (GBU)) is sometimes said to be set before the first of the movies to be released, A Fistful of Dollars (FFD). ...
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1answer
711 views

What does a movie producer do?

I'm curious about what role the producer plays in the production of a movie. I understand that it's the person in charge, but that's all I know. What are the responsibilities of a movie producer?
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2answers
975 views

Is Mr. Robot in Elliot's head?

Having watched the first 4 episodes, I've noticed something rather peculiar: No one ever acknowledges Mr. Robot, except Elliot. Is there any evidence that Mr. Robot is or isn't just in Elliot's head, ...
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2answers
34k views

Why was Gotham City moved to New York City in The Dark Knight Rises?

The Dark Knight was shot in Chicago. And so was Batman Begins. But The Dark Knight Rises is clearly shot in New York City. Why was Gotham moved to a new city for the last part of the trilogy?
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41k views

Predestination ending scene

In the movie Predestination (2014), does the ending imply that the temporal agent becomes the Fizzle Bomber and therefore a paradox?
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2answers
566 views

Who is heir for Robert and Stannis now?

As we know all three Baratheon brothers died without any heir in Game of Thrones. Their father also didn't had any brothers to provide the heirs. So who is true heir for the kingdom? We know ...
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1answer
803 views

Horror film where couple find a girl, who is unable to talk

I'm looking to see if anyone can identify this movie. It's about 6 years + old. A couple live in a house near the sea and white cliffs. The couple find a girl, clearly shook up and unable to speak. ...
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1answer
2k 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 ...
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1answer
277 views

Kid's dog chewing on device that looks like a bone, turns out to be a bomb

So this was a Sci-Fi TV series about a kid who happens to find part of a device that looked like a bone that his dog was chewing. This device was later known to be a bomb. The boy was joined by some ...
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5answers
13k views

Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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8answers
52k views

Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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7answers
12k views

Why did Ramsay strike him?

In Game Of Thrones S06E09, after the battle, inside Winterfell, the giant is on his knees and Jon Snow is standing besides him when Ramsay strikes the giant in the eye with an arrow. The giant was ...
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1answer
18k views

How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy?

I know they used a lot of mechanics back then, but were R2D2 and C3PO mechanical, a costume, or something else?
31
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1answer
4k views

What is a “Spaghetti Western”?

I've seen numerous films being described as a Spaghetti Western. What exactly makes a film a Spaghetti Western?
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3answers
8k views

Why do so many movies & TV shows feature recognizable, un-branded or re-branded products?

I've particularly noticed this in the past with cars in movies & TV shows. A car will quite obviously be of a certain make and/or model, identifiable by certain body features, but it will have ...
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6answers
52k views

What would be the equivalent of the carnivorous island?

Towards the end of the movie Life Of Pi, we are given a new vision of the events depicted in the story. The writer that interviews the main character explains that the Zebra, Orang-Utan, Hyena, and ...
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6answers
16k views

Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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2answers
64k views

Do Frodo and Bilbo live forever at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Elrond mentions that going to The Undying Land which is west of Middle Earth allows Elves to be immortal. Does this apply to other creatures such as Hobbits? I know Frodo and Bilbo Baggins go there ...
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5answers
4k views

Why does Jack let Walt go?

In Breaking Bad S5 E14, Jack not only lets Walt go, but also leaves a barrel of money to him after killing Hank. I don't understand why he would do this. Jack says that, with 7 barrels of money, he ...
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3answers
89k views

Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...
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2answers
22k views

How old is SpongeBob?

How old is SpongeBob? I don't mean how old is the series, I mean what is SpongeBob's age if he were a real person. I ask because his age seems to be ambiguous in the show. He has a full-time job He ...
15
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1answer
3k views

What “colour template” do Harry Potter movies employ?

I don't know if "colour template" is the word for that. What I mean is the colour of the movies, especially Globet of Fire and the ones after it, seemed to be very dark but also with so much depth to ...
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2answers
3k views

Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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2answers
3k views

What is the symbolism of the remote controlled toy car?

In Breaking Bad, there are various occasions where there is a boy playing with toy car. Noticed mostly when Walter and Hank talk (about meth or Hank's cases). In Breaking Bad everything appears to ...
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7answers
14k views

How does this person lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In some scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron man, War Machine, and Captain America try to lift Thor’s hammer but they end up failing. At some point Vision lifts it easily. How can Vision lift it?
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3answers
6k 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 ...
13
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1answer
175 views

How are the measurements used by Nielsen evolving to meet new methods of content delivery and viewing?

I was interested to find out that in the 1950s, Nielsen used devices in the homes of the families that were surveyed to record their viewing preferences, and only later introduced their system of ...
12
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3answers
17k 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?
12
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2answers
530 views

Why would Q attach the computer of a known cyberterrorist to the MI6 computer network?

In the movie Skyfall Shouldn't Q like connect Silva's computer to a secure line or something, considering that he was a known cyberterrorist? Isn't there any sort of internal protocols for the ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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1answer
357 views

Some apocalypse where every human turns into a dumb person

Once I watched a movie, not sure but probably in past 7 years, it was on national TV, so certainly it was not a new movie at that time. There were 2 brothers. One of them was super intelligent. He saw ...
9
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2answers
18k views

Why does Chuck ask people that enter his house if they have 'grounded themselves'?

On the show Better Call Saul, when someone enters Chuck's house, he asks Ground yourself? By which he means to leave watches, mobile phones et cetera outside of the house. Also, he doesn't have ...
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3answers
2k views

Are they going to start a new trilogy of Spider-Man once again?

I was reading Wikipedia's entry on the 2012 movie The Amazing Spider-Man to find out about the next movie in the franchise. It says that there were plans for a third movie but it is cancelled now, and ...
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2answers
12k views

Do movie actors/actresses dub their scenes after shooting or do they use the audio that is in the scene?

Do they record the audio separately? Or is it all taken in one shot? I think I remember watching some cheap indie films whose audio and video, particularly the speaking of the actors, are not very ...

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