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What does the painting in the hospital hall in Kill Bill mean?

In Chapter Two, The blood-splattered BRIDE, 21st minute, as the camera looks through the eyes of Elle as she walks up to the room where Beatrix lies in coma, the centerpiece of the frame is occupied ...
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Why is Christian Bale not in the upcoming movie Batman vs Superman?

This is about the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Batman vs Superman, where Ben Affleck is playing Batman. I just read an article that Christian Bale wanted to be Batman again. So I wanted to ask why ...
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Does Uncle Ben know Peter Parker is Spider-Man? If not, why would he suggest Peter has any “GREAT power?”

In both the comic strip (I think) and the first Spider-Man movie (for sure), Uncle Ben famously tells the newly spidey-empowered Peter, "With great power, comes great responsibility." However, as far ...
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2answers
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...
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6answers
14k views

Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?

I watched the movie The Others recently, and I was blown away by the ending and the story. I was thinking about this plot element which didn't make much sense to me. It's about the return of the ...
9
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1answer
613 views

Zombie Movie where girl realizes that zombie apocalypse happened

I saw this movie a few years ago and don't remember much about it, but I'll try my best. Pretty sure it was an indie film on Netflix. This college-aged girl wakes up after being knocked out (tried to ...
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1answer
31k views

Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
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100 views

Why aren't episode titles put on the screen?

For the last few decades, it seems that most shows (dramas, not just comedies) don't put the episode titles on the screen. Does anyone know why not?
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Has there been a movie produced without a title sequence?

I'm not quite sure if "title sequence" is the phrase I'm looking for, so I'll explain what I mean. Older movies would begin with a short credit sequence, which would also include the title of the ...
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3answers
138 views

What would be the opposite of a MacGuffin?

A MacGuffin is a plot device that motivates the story's characters, but whose specific nature is unimportant to the overall plot. But is there a term for a plot device that is a primary motivator for ...
6
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92 views
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What is Fight-Club's main character's real name?

The 1999 film Fight Club stars Edward Norton as an average "everyman" character, a random nobody, that develops an all around better secondary personality called Tyler Durden. Edward's character is ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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851 views

East Europe (Poland?) dystopic, post-apocalyptic movie from the 70'-'80s

This is an old movie (about '70s-'80s) from East Europe (possibly Poland). The main characters are two men (I think they were hibernated or something): they find themselves in this post-apocalyptic ...
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1answer
381 views

“Highlander” music used as New Line Cinema theme song

There's a beautiful violin theme in the movie Highlander, after Connor MacLeod has been driven out of his village and is now with his new wife. It's a 6-note riff that is played very high, then an ...
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1answer
98 views

Why did Tyler Durden in Fight club want to get his testicles cut?

Tyler Durden had instructed his followers to cut his balls if he tries to tell the police about their plan. He knew that his other self will try to inform the police. This means that he didn't mind ...
5
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1answer
880 views

Most faithful Dracula book adaptation (motion film /animation)

I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story ...
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2answers
4k views

What is the 216 digit number in Pi?

In the movie Pi, there is a 216-digit number that the protagonist, Max Cohen, is searching for, which in Kabbalah numerology corresponds to the name of God. What is the actual number used in the film ...
4
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1answer
749 views

Does Ethan Hunt rely on luck and chance?

Early in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, this council is arguing over the unreliability of the team, most specifically about the fact that they rely on luck. I think this is extremely true, however, ...
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2answers
139 views

Why did Mike Ehrmantraut give up his life so easy?

Since very beginning, Gustavo's personal bodyguard and executor Mike Ehrmantraut is shown as a smart and an always aware man. Consider that Mike is a former policeman and a walking lie detector; not ...
4
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1answer
111 views

Is there any story link between Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The Worlds End?

The "Blood and Ice Cream" series is a group of three movies that have very different themes in each, but at the same time, share many similarities. For example: The Cornetto: In Shaun of the Dead, ...
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1answer
204 views

Season 2: Why did Skyler stop being angry at Walt?

[Breaking Bad: Season 2] For a few episodes in the first half of the season, Skyler is going out everyday and giving Walt the cold shoulder. The reason is that she knows Walt is bullshitting her and ...
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0answers
95 views

What is the significance of the number 12 in the MCU?

There are various different uses of the number 12 across the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Does it have any significance at all or is it a running gag?
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0answers
44 views

Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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2answers
103 views

Does Jesse go to jail?

This one hunts me down every time I watch the last episode of Breaking Bad. There are two points I argue in my head: Jesse is shown doing woodwork as if he is reborn and his life changes taking the ...
3
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1answer
127 views

Why is Walter White such an effective negotiator?

There are several heated scenes in Breaking Bad where Walter literally buys his life out by convincing his enemies using precise words. But why is he so good at it, he clearly does not have 20 years ...
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1answer
103 views

Why did Hector kill Gustavo's partner?

In the flashback scene in Breaking Bad, where Gustavo comes to Don Eladio's mansion to offer business with his partner, why did Hector kill the young chemist?
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2answers
406 views

What's the significance of Amelia's toothache/jaw pain?

I loved The Babadook. I watched it 2 weeks ago and I'm still trying to take it all in. What I can't seem to understand is, what's the significance of Amelia's toothache or jaw hurting? Did I miss ...
3
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1answer
154 views

Why 28 and not any other number?

In 28 Days Later, why did they select the value 28 and not any other? Is this number something special or did they just choose it randomly?
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1answer
70 views

What was it Lex Luthor wanted Lois to say?

In Superman Returns, Lex Luthor had... something he wanted Lois to say. Lex: Come on, let me hear you say it just once, come on. Lois: You're insane. Lex: No! laugh Not that, no, the other ...
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1answer
16k views

What happened during the deleted scenes in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I watched the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service this weekend, I enjoyed and it is a wonderful movie, but I heard that there were some scenes that has been deleted. Can you tell what are those ...
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2answers
52 views

When is Everybody Loves Raymond taking place?

I just love all the episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond I saw so far and life seems to look just ideal even with all the trouble in that time. What year is the action taking place?
2
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1answer
67 views

How did Leonard manage to distort his memory of Sammy Jenkins?

So in Memento Leonard already knew about the whole Sammy Jenkins thing because it happened before his accident. So some time after man-slaughtering his wife, how was he then able to convince himself ...
2
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1answer
99 views

The Reaping alternate soundtrack

I liked the film 'The Reaping'. However, the John Frizell soundtrack seemed a safe choice compared to the usually suspenseful work of Philip Glass which was rejected for some reason. Why was the ...
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0answers
47 views

Old movie where boy gets close to younger sister to win a bet to date older beauty pageant sister

The movie opens with a family watching a beauty pageant, their daughter wins and earns a scholarship. A boy bets his school mates that he can get a date with girl. When she blows him off, he copies ...
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1answer
60 views

What was the reason for Terry Markwells departure from Mission: Impossible?

The episode "The Fortune" (S01E12) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible sees the death of primary team member Casey Randall (Terry Markwell) and the introduction of Jane Badler's Shannon Reed, who ...
2
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1answer
229 views

Looking for UK Sci-Fi TV Movie about sentient alien plants

This is vague, but this was shown possibly late 80's early 90's on UK TV and certainly a British production. The movie (tv movie or possibly a 2,3-part series?) starts with the filming of a gardening ...
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1answer
72 views

Was Terra Nova too expensive to be renewed?

The show seemed reasonably entertaining and had its audience yet it did not work out. Was it mostly due to costly production or lack of audience?
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1answer
94 views

Western, where a character is buried up to his neck in desert sand, involving a snake

My girlfriend suffers from ophidiophobia and traces it back to a movie she saw on TV in her early childhood during the late 80s. The movie might be much older than that. She remembers this one scene, ...
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1answer
41 views

Are there complete rankings for current TV shows in North America?

Are there complete rankings for current TV shows in North America? I already tried: IMDB. It doesn't enable filtering of results, in my case to shows that are currently broadcast. Metacritic. But ...
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Why didn't Gus tell Jesse his plan for the trip to Mexico?

Don Eladio intended to keep Jesse in Mexico as a permanent employee. Gus and Mike pretended to accept that arrangement, but they had a secret plan of their own, which they kept secret even from Jesse. ...
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Guy cannot remember girls name he has been sleeping with

I saw this a few years ago and there was a part where the 2 are out to dinner. She says you can't remember my name (or you don't know my name). He gets defensive and says yes I do. Then proceeds to ...
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1answer
64 views

Name of BBC 1990s screenplay set in near future; migrants trying to enter Europe

Dim memories of this from my childhood - asking now, obviously, because it's so topical. Set in some kind of Fortress Europe in the near future, lots of African migrants trying to get in (maybe a ...
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3answers
113 views

Who will decide about the sequences of scenes in a movie?

Who decides about the sequences of scenes for a movie? My friends are telling me that the Editor edits the film, so he will arrange the scenes in the way he sees fit. But I have some doubts about ...
0
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2answers
179 views

About a man who can't remember who or where he is every time he wakes up [closed]

I am looking for a movie about a man who can't remember who or where he is whenever he wakes up. He has sticky notes all over his apartment. He meets a girl and falls in love with her. They travel ...
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1answer
97 views

Film like Taken

Watched a film a few years ago that every time I try to describe it everyone thinks it's 'Taken'. American/British film. Not too recent, think I saw it about 5 years ago. In the plot a child is ...
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1answer
119 views

What movie is this GIF from?

I'm attempting to identify what film this scene is from. I found the image in a gallery of random GIFs and all the description said was "Scary movie". I don't recognize the actress or the man in the ...
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1answer
303 views

A show about two blonde teenage geniuses

The series is about 2 teenagers, a boy and a girl, both of them are blonde; they are both geniuses I think, and the girl is evil. I don't know many details, but I think the girl invents destructive ...
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3answers
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What did the Elves go after the Helm's deep battle in LOTR?

In the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Part 2: The Two Towers), where do the Elves go after the battle in the Helm's deep? The next morning when they (Aragorn and the others) open the gates and charge ...
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1answer
182 views

Movie about a couple who are abducted and forced to commit crimes [on hold]

I'm searching for a movie where a couple gets abducted by a man and they are forced to perform certain tasks like stealing money and in the end the guy has to kill a woman in a house. She is his ...
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1answer
262 views

Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby [closed]

A movie shot in a country farm setting. Probably Texas or something similar. Farming family goes to a combine harvester demolition derby. I can't remember much more. I watched it in late 80's early ...

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