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What poster is hanging in Raj's apartment on Big Bang Theory?

I was watching Big Bang Theory this evening and a poster on the wall caught my eye. It is momentarily featured on the episode that aired 1.14.16 as Sheldon apologizes to Raj's girlfriend for the first ...
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What non-actor did the director Robert Bresson cast as the French king?

I read (in a New Yorker article, "Clio at the Multiplex," many years ago) that the French director Robert Bresson made a movie about Joan of Arc, cast with non-professional actors, called The Trial of ...
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In the end of Sicario, why does the cop say “Medellin” while the gun was pointed at him?

In Sicario, the word "Medellin" really confused me. I believe it's Alejandro's (Del Torro) last name, and Matt Graver (Brolin) says that it refers to a particular era in Mexico (I forgot the exact ...
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Why are laugh tracks only used in TV series but not in movies?

Note the word "only" which makes my question different question from this one. If you see the Mr Bean TV series you will hear background laughs (a laugh track), but in Bean (the movie) there is no ...
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Are some of the musicians actual musicians?

In Mozart in the Jungle, are some of the New York Orchestra actual musicians or are they all actors? It always seems to me that it would be too difficult to mimic playing complex instruments ...
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From X-Men, we know that Wolverine was Canadian but in one movie why did he participate in American Revolutionary War?

From X-Men, we know that Wolverine was Canadian but in one movie (I think the X-Men Origins) why did he (and his brother) participate in American Revolutionary War and American Civil War on the side ...
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What is the significance of this line from We Need to Talk About Kevin?

At the end of "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (2011), Kevin's mother tells him she wants to know why he did what he did. He responds: I used to think I knew. Now I'm not so sure. What is the ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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90's/early 2000's movie - A group trapped in a huge building complex and trying survive traps [duplicate]

Made in the US. The group consisted of a few adults, teenagers and a kid or two. The villain appears to be a young adult/teen with blonde hair, and wears a full body suit and mask colored black (and ...
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80s/90s Thriller/Horror - Villain attacks and kills a guy with a mustache, evades police

An english language movie made in the US. Either 1980's or 1990's. Can't remember if the movie was a thriller, or horror film or a both It involved a guy, who is the villain, with black hair and ...
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Thriller that ends with a family attacked on a boat by a deranged man

It's an English thriller movie, made in the US I think. I think it was made in the late 1980's or early 1990's. Story Points: It has a family of three: A father, a mother and teenaged daughter who ...
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How was the bear attack scene shot in 'The Revenant'?

The picture below shows a scene with a bear attacking Leonardo DiCaprio, who is playing Hugh Glass in the movie ' The Revenant'. How was the scene shot? Was the bear real?
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Did Fredo know he was doomed on the boat?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo was set to go fishing on Lake Tahoe with one of the Corleone children, but at the last minute he is told the child can't go, and that he will be joined by one of the ...
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What is Grabthar's Hammer?

I don't remember it being explained in the movie. What exactly is Dr. Lazarus referring to by saying Grabthar's Hammer in Galaxy Quest?
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30 views

Identify TV show from 80s. Australian World War 2

I remember watching a TV mini-series when I was about 10ish so somewhere between 1988-1994 to give me 2 years either side. I watched it in Britain, was probably shown on the BBC as i don't remember ...
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What's the TV show where young kids have a cloudy telephatic entity

I remember watching a TV show maybe 25 years ago, where the main characters were kids. They had a cloudy (I think) entity they did things with and mostly I remember one episode where they were testing ...
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115 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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129 views

Movie where the trainee hit man is ordered to kill his mentor

Can't remember which movie is this. It probably has a political angle as well. The mentor has advised his trainee to shoot from a distance to avoid blood getting on his clothes. At the end of the ...
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A mother takes her children to a buffalo farm

This movie was from around I saw in 2004 or 2005 (English/Hollywood). There was a main protagonist, although I can't remember what he looked like. But there was this other lady (single parent) she ...
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87 views

European? heist movie where a guy breaks tempered glass by hitting the right place

I saw this movie as a kid in the 80's, on TV, dubbed in Russian, can't tell the original language. It looked like a 60's or 70's movie, probably French or Italian. The thing the protagonist tried to ...
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118 views

WWII drama from 80s or early 90s

I am trying to find a WWII drama from 80s or early 90s taking place in a bombed out British city, I'm assuming London. One scene shows a group of boys, one of whom finds a live ammo round, playing ...
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Note briefly visible on train window in a (possibly) Hitchcock movie

Years ago in a B&W, possibly Hitchcock movie, there was a scene where the characters sat in a dining car looking out the window. A worker had tossed a container of trash off the moving train and ...
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178 views

An erotic comedy about Pentagon during Cold War

I saw this movie on a VHS videotape probably from late 80's. It was in English, most probably filmed in the United States. It was an erotic comedy. I only remember two scenes from the movie. There ...
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336 views

How did Varys end up in the king's council?

As we know, Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of King's Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with any ...
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228 views

What is the story behind Lord Varys' box and the prisoner he held there?

As we know, Lord Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of Kings' Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with ...
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1answer
539 views

Did V escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event?

In the movie V for Vendetta, did V blow up the Larkhill camp and escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event? I'm trying to figure if the Norsefire perfected the virus and the cure during the ...
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174 views

Horror/thriller movie with a woman that is being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus

A number of years ago I watched a film and I only remember one scene. It was near the end of the film. A woman was being stalked by a man from a carnival or circus. The man painted himself the same ...
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282 views

Why did HFPA put The Martian under comedy?

I am wondering why did HFPA put The Martian under comedy? Is it because they wanted to give it an award? Has something similar happened before?
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129 views

Is there a reason to use a two word phrase in the Harry Potter movie for the “Lumos” spell?

In the Harry Potter movies the editors sometimes decided to make the "Lumos" spell from the books sound a bit longer. The actors say "Lumos Maxima" instead of just "Lumos". Is there a special ...
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1answer
145 views

Who is this actress in The Exorcist (1973)?

I'm looking for the name of this striking raven-haired actress who had a non-speaking part in The Exorcist (1973). She's seen in the following captures:
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162 views

How was the baby born in the start?

In movie Predestination (2014), So, how was the baby born for the first time, and how does it come to know about the predestination?
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Did Agent Classified and Eva inform the others?

In the 2014 movie Penguins of Madagascar, when the penguins are in pursuit after busting out of Dave's submarine, it seems to me that Agent Classified and Eva came to know about the pursuit by ...
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What is the minimum Nielsen rating generally necessary to justify another season of a TV series?

I don't know much about the logistics of TV series, but I remember a few years ago I watched the first season of a new TV series and really liked it, but it was cancelled. I'm watching a new series ...
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172 views

80's movie with a man riding a motorcycle [closed]

Movie I watched in the 80's, A man riding a motorcycle running away or spying, goes through a small town and hides up on a hill during night and waits/watches for bad guys(?) (Uses a blue glow ...
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1answer
112 views

A Newer movie about young business man

I'm trying to figure out an American film from a trailer i saw in theaters fairly recently. I believe it has been within 5 years from now. A young man gets hired into a business of some sort, his ...
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244 views

A son goes to court to stop his old father from marrying a young woman

I saw this film on TV in the 1980s. A man asked a judge to stop his funny old millionaire father marrying a young woman on grounds that his old father is mentally incapacitated and the young woman ...
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273 views

Two lovers who met on a train & met again 10 years still in love & with a 9-year old daughter

I saw this film on TV in the 1980s. Two young people met on a train and fell in love. They wanted to marry each other. However, the man's father had already arranged that he marry his partner's ...
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59 views

Why do the monsters have super power, scale buildings and have a large jaw?

Why do the monsters in I Am Legend have super powers? When they hit the car with their heads and stay like that was nothing. Hitting something like that couldn't cause any damage? Or when the "alpha ...
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140 views

What was the final line in The Abominable Bride?

My DVR let me down and it seems I'm not alone. So, how does this labyrinth end? Then what?
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Why is the first episode of a TV show called 'Pilot'?

What is the meaning of the word 'Pilot', as used for the first episode of a TV-show, implied here? Does it have anything to do with a smooth take-off?
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85 views

Alien invasion with black little gleaming stones

Does anyone remember the name of that 90's - 00's movie, I think it's a pretty long one where the alien invasion starts with a meteorite rain, it scatters black shiny little stones everywhere and ...
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1answer
95 views

What was the Mad Men quote where Pete Campbell applauded himself for inventing something that had already been invented?

I'm pretty sure it was season 1-2. He was pretty exasperated, and was trying to justify his worth/creativity and said something along the lines of: Have you heard of Toaster Strudels? I invented ...
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166 views

What is the war in V for Vendetta?

In the movie V for Vendetta, they talk about the war in America spreading to England. What war are they referring to. There also seems to be some mention around the United States not being so United. ...
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Did Skyler have genuine feelings for Ted Beneke?

In the series Breaking Bad, I couldn't quite figure this one out completely while observing Skyler and her affair with Ted Beneke. So, did she really have any genuine feelings for Ted or was it plain ...
2
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1answer
211 views

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD/Blu-ray and extra scenes

People who have watched the special episode in theaters have (presumably) enjoyed 20-25 minutes of additional footage. Did this footage contain extra scenes, or was it behind-the-scenes footage? Did ...
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How does this studio(?) hiearchy work

In the beginning of every Hollywood movie, I can see like 3-5 studios(?) being listed with their logos (animated of course). How does this work? Why are there so many?
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Why did Tywin Laninster never try to become a king?

As we have seen so far in Game of Thrones, Tywin Laninster played hidden roles behind all major activities in the seven kingdoms. He was a mastermind of war techniques and politics. He had selected ...
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What's the meaning of the two scarves during the riot in Straight Outta Compton?

Around 3/4 in the movie Straight Outta Compton during the riots, two people are holding two scarves, one red and one blue, knit together and walking towards the police. Like so: Closeup: ...
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152 views

A seemingly late 80's or early 90's action thriller featuring a lot of melee weapon fighting scenes

It seems like a late 80's or early 90's movie. I watched it many years ago without knowing the title and any name of actors or actresses. The story is about a man was badly wounded but survived after ...
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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

.....or why do shows for adults lack musical numbers? In watching TV with my nieces on Nickelodeon and Disney it seems that musical numbers are not uncommon. In contrast, except for shows dedicated ...

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