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109 views

How did Harris throw Mahoney out?

In Police Academy Commandant Lassard tells Mahoney that he cannot throw him out. However, later, Lt Harris does exactly that when Mahoney takes the blame for the canteen fight. I am guessing that ...
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52 views

Why the confusion over who was arrested in Criminal Minds?

Criminal Minds S9 Ep2 - "The Inspired (Part II)" When they make arrests at the end: Why would they need to do this? Perhaps there is there some aspect of the American legal system that I am ...
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516 views

Benicio del Toro as Fenster - What Accent is This?

In The Usual Suspects, Benicio del Toro plays the character of Fenster, who has a very unusual accent. Is this an accent from anywhere in the world, or is it something del Toro made up for the film?
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Why aren't there any visitor logs?

In 'The Following', it emerges pretty quickly that a cult has sprung up around Serial killer Joe Carroll. The masterminds of this cult have all visited Joe in Prison whilst he has been incarcerated. ...
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1k views

How did Jane start suffocating after smoking heroin?

In Breaking Bad S02E12 I couldn't understand the last scene when Walter came back to Jesse and, while trying to wake him up, Jane just starts vomiting and suffocating. Was it because of heroin ? If so ...
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Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?

In the His Last Vow (s03e03) episode when Charles Augustus Magnussen first come to meet Sherlock his bodyguard searched Sherlock and Watson for weapons. But at the climax when the detective duo ...
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Is there a third Holmes sibling?

In His Last Vow, Mycroft is questioned about his feelings for Sherlock and he says "Don't be absurd. I'm not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other one." ...
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304 views

Old movie about an evil mirror

Back in the early to mid-80's I saw a movie about a mirror that "possessed" anyone who looked in to it. One of the characters, a woman, was wearing a yellow dress in the real world, but her reflection ...
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154 views

The background of Michonne's walker drones

Does anyone know the true background of the walker drones that Michonne slaughtered before she and Andrea were taken to Woodbury? So far, all I have been able to determine is that, whoever these ...
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552 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 ...
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396 views

How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?

In the Sherlock episode His Last Vow we see in detail how Sherlock has plotted to gain access to the villain Magnussen's apartment despite tight security. But when He gets there he finds that Mary is ...
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415 views

Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?

I have noticed that during the opening credits of a movie/TV show, the name of the director(s) always shows up last, at the end of the credits. I'm not really sure if that happens in the ending ...
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2k views

Did the Trolls and Kristoff know/remember Anna?

In the Disney animated movie Frozen, when Anna was still young she was struck accidentally by Elsa with her Frost powers and froze Anna's heart. Anna was brought to the Trolls by her parents to heal ...
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140 views

Is there anything out there like Fantastic Planet (1973)? [closed]

Fantastic Planet (aka La planète sauvage) (1973) is a an animated science fiction film that is scored with deep rhythmic music from beginning to end, and tells a story of a world where humans live as ...
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378 views

Boy avoids shower and survives Holocaust

I am looking for a ~2000's drama movie which shows, during the Holocaust, a mother and her son forced by authorities to take a train to a concentration camp. Once there, there is a scene where ...
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2answers
331 views

Couldn't Sherlock just verify his choice of the bottle by the chemical analysis (Study in Pink)?

In "Study in Pink", the killer wants Sherlock to play the game with the pills, betting on the fact that for Sherlock being right is even more valuable that being alive. The killer uses this incentive ...
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137 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 ...
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682 views

What is the most remade movie story?

The current movie industry seems to be engaged in an orgy of remakes to reduce the risk of funding completely new scripts. We have had a recent remake of Total Recall and are about to get a remake of ...
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2answers
6k views

What was the first realistic sex scene in a mainstream movie?

Once upon a time movies were so subject to censorship that rude words and any hint of sexual activity were impossible to put on screen. Directors could hint, but couldn't show. Go back and watch ...
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1answer
5k views

How did they film Patsey being whipped?

A Sequence in 12 Years A Slave shows Patsey, a plantation worker, being tied to a pole and whipped. The shot is horrifying, and shows her flesh being torn and rendered open by the whip as it makes ...
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160 views

What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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300 views

Cartoon about animals playing American Football

I am looking for this cartoon movie that aired on HBO between 1997 and 2005. The whole movie is about a bear quarterback that gets framed for a crime and can't play. The whole time he is running from ...
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1answer
865 views

What is the symbolism of the flying cars?

Can someone please explain the flying car to me at the end of the movie, and how no one seems to act as if the car taking off with Danny and Sandy is anything out of the ordinary? Is this symbolic of ...
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1answer
119 views

Was Solomon Northup poisoned?

In 12 Years a slave, Solomon Northup is rendered unconscious before he is abducted. He is seen drinking wine with his meal beforehand, and his captors are insistent he drinks more & more & ...
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1answer
504 views

TV Series about a girl pretending to be a boy?

For a long time I have been looking for an old TV series that was about a girl, and she pretended to be a boy so she could go to an all-boy school. She falls in love with a boy there, but he doesn't ...
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2answers
82 views

Why does Keller show up unprepared at the end?

At the end of Prisoners, when Keller confronts Holly and tells her that she is the assassin, why he doesn't he carry a gun or something? It seems he went there only to unmask her but not to stop her. ...
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1answer
103 views

WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific

I'm looking for the name of a WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific who build a hotel from used miltary issued goods
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1answer
179 views

Does anything bad happen to the cat in the film? [closed]

I would like to take my girlfriend to see this film but she is very sensitive about animals (especially cats) so if anything bad happens to the cat in this film then it would probably be best to avoid ...
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1answer
139 views

Christian movie about woman who leaves her family

It's about a woman who leaves her husband and kid due to unspecified reasons, but meets them in a religious camp for kid after 10 years. It is a christian movie. Could you tell me the name of the ...
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1answer
108 views

HS aged boy, has psychological issues, sees sister or friend beaten by boyfriend

Watched this movie in the late spring on demand but cannot think of the name. I remember it featured a high school aged kid who had some psychological issues. There was always one person who seemed to ...
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108 views

Numbers on the wall in Cuba in “Guys and Dolls” film

In the 1955 film version of Guys and Dolls, there is a series of scenes which take place in Cuba. One of the odd features of this sequence is a series of four digit numbers on the various walls ...
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306 views

Connection between the cases in “The Sign of Three”

In the episode The Sign of Three (S03E02), Sherlock remembers that Tessa knew John's middlename and this is how he figures out the whole thing about the Mayfly Man and his attempt to assassinate one ...
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1answer
106 views

Psycho guy is controlled by a “mother figure” from a theater screen and turns into a serial killer

There is this really disturbing movie I've been trying to find recently, where a guy apparently in a demential state, watches a movie on theater where there is a "mother", who always calls a man's ...
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244 views

Why are they singing in Les Misérables 2012 film?

When I watched the movie Les Misérables (2012), I was surprised to see them singing! It looks funny to me. The story is excellent and touching but I find it quite inappropriate to see them singing. I ...
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1answer
126 views

Name of animated film with a massive knot in a city/kingdom, whoever unties it is/becomes their king/leader?

My memory of this film has to be at least 8+ years old. I think that: Kingdoms with epic sized armies are at war/something-important. Probably 90's (or thereabouts) mainly hand drawn graphics. The ...
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1answer
190 views

Siblings and a dog lose parents and journey to find relatives

A group of brothers and sisters (and there was a dog I think), vaguely I remember that they lost their parents, and they had to journey (I remember there was snow) to find relatives. I watched this ...
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Was Nick sent to jail for shooting his friend?

In the CSI: NY episode "Battle Scars", Nick confesses he shot his friend (Jesse), but it was an accident and it was Jesse who planned all of this. In the end they believe he was telling the truth but ...
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1answer
216 views

Man of Steel Easter Eggs

I noticed a few Easter eggs that didn't seem obvious until I re-watched my Man of Steel BluRay. The traditional whooshing sound heard as Superman does his very first flying around in the suit... If ...
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1answer
104 views

Boy turns into car and back again…?

I remember ages ago back in the 80's when everything was still cool and Optimus Prime was still voiced by Peter Cullen... But there was another cartoon which although was somewhat crazy in concept ...
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1answer
139 views

Line cartoon, no real language, 60s-70s?

Okay, I have no idea about this one, I used to see it on SBS when I was a youngster because it was Italian in origin, and it's not on nowadays... A fourth wall artist would draw a silhouette of a guy ...
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1answer
217 views

What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie?

Having seen the incredible statistics on the frequency of the use of the word "fuck" in movies in this question: What is the sweariest movie ever?, I thought it might also be worth recording the first ...
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963 views

On what evidence could the police arrest MayFly man?

In Sherlock's S03E02 (The Sign of Three) Sherlock identified the cameraman as the MayFly man and also the attempted murder of Bainbridge. But Sherlock couldn't find any murder weapon or any live ...
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2answers
150 views

Where's Christian's body?

We know Jack's father body was put on the plane (we clearly see the coffin in one of the very first episodes), and we know that someone took the body (probably MIB) from Episode 5, when Jack smashed ...
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1answer
1k views

Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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1answer
44 views

How long was Jack Campbell in his alternate reality?

Jack Campbell is given a glimpse of an alternate life in The Family Man. It starts on Christmas day and ends sometime after that. How many days did he live in the alternate reality?
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378 views

Why did Django come to Candieland?

I'm not sure it's ever explicitly explained why Schultz brings Django to Candieland in the first place? Surely they were aware that their plan is greatly jeopardized by bringing Django along: not ...
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1answer
97 views

If Carrie were to be arrested what crime could she be convicted of?

After watching the enjoyable remake starring giant handed Chloe Moretz, I started to think after the inquiry at the end, what crime could they prove Carrie carried out? Telekinesis could not be used ...
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2answers
214 views

Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?

The whole point of the alien entity, the TET, in Oblivion is to abstract the earth's oceans because it can use them for power. But the solar system has a lot of other water according to this article ...
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1answer
560 views

What is the sweariest movie ever?

I recently rewatched the Samuel L Jackson vehicle 51st State where he is also surrounded by some very sweary british actors (like Robert Carlyle). So I expected a lot of profanity. Obviously Jackson ...
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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 ...

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