3
votes
2answers
66 views

How is Gideon able to capture people of Gravity Falls in appropriate camera angles?

I was watching Gravity Falls S1E20, here Dipper defeats Gideon inside the huge robot and crash lands the robot on ground. When the people of Gravity Falls assemble to check out the explosion and ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Why was the gostface mask changed in the TV series?

Why has the Father Death mask of Ghostface been changed in the TV series Scream. What is the reason for this change? The older one seemed to be more popular and loved, while the newer one seems less ...
3
votes
2answers
106 views

Identify this kung fu/martial arts film

The main thing I remember is a scene where they are playing a capture-the-flag type of sport which contains 4 teams, and starts with all teams climbing a large ricketty structure to get the 'ball' , ...
1
vote
1answer
249 views

What is the story behind Lady Melisandre?

We have seen Lady Melisandre in season 2 of Game of Thrones with Stannis Baratheon, but who is she? How did she meet Stannis?
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Why are there posters of the film inside Micmacs à Tire-Larigot?

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs à Tire Larigot, there are several occurrences where we can see the posters of the film in the movie sets or on props. What's the meaning of this?
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Why in Pixels during Pac-Man game the protagonists were NPC?

In Pixels, in all other levels/games/whatever-you-call-it the aliens were taking part of 'the game' and the Earthlings were supposed to play the game. So why during the game of PacMan it was the other ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Do participants get time to think about their meal?

Chopped is a cooking competition show that features 4 participants who are all given a basket of "mystery" ingredients in which they must use to create a meal to fit the goal of each round. The way ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the connection with James Woods?

James Woods is a prominent artifact in Family Guy; James Woods High School, the many episodes with his character and the different story lines with James Woods and characters throughout Quohog. What ...
5
votes
0answers
205 views

In Wild Wild West, what kills “Metal Head”?

Near the end of the movie, after they boarded the spider, Jim West (Will Smith) fight some henchmen of Loveless. When comes the turn of "Metal Head", Jim discovers that the guy is entirely armored and ...
4
votes
1answer
72 views

What did Victor do to Reed Richards during the final confrontation?

During the final fight between 2015's Fantastic Four and Victor Von Doom on Planet Zero Victor achieves to impede all of the Four's attacks. His primary way of doing so seems to be to suffocate them ...
3
votes
1answer
120 views

Actress auditions with a very different read

I recall a scene in a movie which involves auditions for a female part. The casting man plays the candidate's boss(?) or lover(?) and the scene involves the female being very angry with the male; at ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

How does Walter know that Gus is the guy he was supposed to meet at the restaurant?

In Breaking Bad season 2 we have seen that Walter goes to meet Gus Fring in Los Pollos Hermanos, but exactly how did Walter White identify that Gus Fring who is the Restaurant manager is the guy whom ...
6
votes
1answer
873 views

What is the prop meth made of?

I'm going to guess using the illegal drug would not be an option. So exactly which substance did they used as a prop for the crystal meth in Breaking Bad?
3
votes
1answer
143 views

movie about masked vigilante called “Scarecrow”

When I was in grammar school around 1980 they showed us a movie about a masked man similar to Zorro. I believed it opened with a scene in which he and another man fled on horseback while a song was ...
-1
votes
1answer
128 views

Martial arts movie where a guy gets run over by a car

There's a group of people getting ready to compete against their enemy, Gallagher, in martial arts. One of the guys gets run over by a car, leaving him paralyzed. Everyone knows it was Gallagher's ...
2
votes
2answers
218 views

What does “being relieved of ammo for sidearm” suggest in this scene?

I recently rewatched the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and came across this scene, where the actor portraying Colonel Ferrando is telling officers that a certain Colonel Dowdy was relieved of his ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Positive outcomes of Walter's actions

After watching Breaking Bad series twice, I feel that the net effect of Walter's actions is not so obvious (negative). I understand that a lot of innocent people died and there have been consequences. ...
2
votes
1answer
138 views

How did Van Helsing not turn into a vampire in the movie Dracula 2000?

Paying homage to Wes Craven who recently passed away, I have a question about one of my favorite vampire movies that Craven was an Executive Producer, Dracula 2000. In the movie, Van Helsing is the ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

How did they do the sea floor in Exodus: Gods and Kings?

The sea floor rendering in "Exodus: Gods and Kings" was really amazing: How did they do that 3D rendering? Where did they get the models? What sofware? What was the studio that did it?
21
votes
3answers
7k views

Is it really possible to produce 99.9% crystal meth?

In Breaking Bad Walter White is known to be the master chef of blue meth, while yielding unheard of 99.9% purity. Is this possible or it is a big myth from the beginning?
5
votes
2answers
213 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
211 views

How realistic was the air traffic control mistake by Jane's father?

I still do not understand this part of Breaking Bad and really hope it was exaggerated. When Jane's father, heavily disturbed by loss of his daughter makes a deadly mistake while guiding air traffic, ...
5
votes
2answers
235 views

What is the meaning of the toy eye that Walter keeps?

There are a few episodes on Breaking Bad where a toy eye that Walter removes from his pool appears. It seems to be having some sort of judgmental meaning as if it sees everything that Walter does. ...
6
votes
2answers
313 views

Why did the Hound save Ser Loras from Mountain?

In Season 1 episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion, of Game of Thrones, Sandor Clegane (the Hound) saves Ser Loras Tyrell from Gregor Clegane (the Mountain), when the Mountain attacks the Ser Loras and ...
2
votes
1answer
270 views

Why is Drogon free and his brothers Viserion and Rhaegal chained?

In Game of Thrones we have seen that Drogon is freely roaming and flying up in the sky, but what's the reason that we have not seen Viserion and Rhaegal flying freely in the sky? Why are they chained? ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

How come Ser Loras can declare Sandor Clegane winner of the tourney

In Season 1 episode 5 'The Wolf and the Lion' of 'Game of Thrones', Sandor Clegane (Hound) saves Ser Loras Tyrell from Gregor Clegane (Mountain), when the Mountain attacks the Ser Loras and fights ...
7
votes
3answers
391 views

Did Walter have intentions of staying alive after he started making millions?

At the beginning of Breaking Bad we observe Walt refusing to fight for his life and deciding to slowly wait for his last day. However, when he starts making "real" money, I think everything changes. ...
3
votes
1answer
194 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 ...
10
votes
2answers
398 views

How realistic was Gus Fring's demise scene?

Always wondered about this one scene in Breaking Bad, when Hector blows up the hospital and we see Gustavo Fring walking out of the room while fixing his tie. We are then revealed that half of his ...
1
vote
1answer
109 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?
20
votes
6answers
4k views

Why is Walt obsessed with Jesse?

As the question asks, why can Walt just not do without Jesse in Breaking Bad? At the beginning, he needed him to get into the business and stuff but later, Jesse only proved to be nothing but trouble. ...
34
votes
3answers
6k views

Why hasn't the elevator been fixed?

In The Big Bang Theory the elevator has been out of order since the start of the series. To this date -- after season eight has finished -- the elevator has still not been fixed. Is there any ...
0
votes
2answers
187 views

What movie is this about a killer?

I saw this movie very young so I have little memory of it. It may be from the 80's or 70's, in color. I just remember that there was a young man that was a contract killer or something and he was very ...
4
votes
1answer
819 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, ...
-1
votes
1answer
101 views

Looking for a movie that I thought starrred Christopher Reeve

Looking for a movie I saw years ago, possibly 80s. I thought it starred Christopher Reeve and Sissy Spacek but I can't find a movie with the two of them. He was returning from the civil war as her ...
2
votes
1answer
207 views

How did LeChiffre know the tracker was in Bond's arm?

In Casino Royale, after Bond is captured by LeChiffre, the first thing LeChiffre's men do is cut out the tracker MI6 had put in Bond's arm. How did LeChiffre know it was there? He tells Bond But ...
2
votes
1answer
193 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Buñuel's movies in languages other than Spanish or French

I read somewhere that Buñuel made movies in three languages. All I know are his movies in Spanish and French. Is that true and in which other languages has he directed movies and what are those ...
19
votes
2answers
4k views

How does Neo know about the matrix before being removed from the dream world?

In The Matrix, during Neo & Trinity's initial meeting at the club, Trinity and Neo say: Trinity: It's the question that drives us mad. It's the question that brought you here. You know the ...
5
votes
2answers
287 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Any indication that Gustavo Fring might have had a family of his own?

In Breaking Bad, as far as I understood, Gustavo Fring never really had a family of his own. It is logical from one perspective not to have anyone valuable to you when doing business of the sort. ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

which cartoon series had soundtrack similar to MI

I can't remember the cartoon series whose title track is similar to the mission impossible movie track. Can anyone help me out here, I am scratching my head over it for a long time!! It use to come ...
4
votes
1answer
156 views

How did Sylar take the powers of other evolved humans?

In Heroes, Sylar kills other evolved humans and cuts open their skulls to take their powers. How does he do it?
4
votes
1answer
162 views

Ending scene of The Darjeeling Limited

In the ending scene of The Darjeeling Limited, the three brothers run on the platform to chase a departing train. Suddenly they throw away their luggage one by one and board the train without their ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Identify 70/80's softcore/erotic movie about orphaned young woman in expat community

I'm trying to date a childhood memory that involves a 70's or 80's softcore / erotic / porn movie. I've tried googling and searching on IMDb, but my memory of it is too vague for that to work. Let me ...
8
votes
4answers
228 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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
191 views

A movie about tiny people

I remember when I was little watching a movie about tiny people; like the borrowers except it was about a child with a magic dollhouse. Turn the key (to the house) once and everything is normal but, ...
4
votes
2answers
160 views

About the “whacking” scenes in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

This whole sequence in Goodfellas baffled me. Why was DeNiro's character Jimmy allowed to betray and slaughter every member of his crew, including one of their wives (which I thought was taboo) ...
4
votes
2answers
401 views

Why was Joaquin Phoenix once credited as Leaf Phoenix early in his career?

I recently watched the Ron Howard movie Parenthood from 1989. I completely forgot that a young Joaquin Phoenix stars in the movie. I noticed that Joaquin is credited as Leaf . After some ...
-1
votes
1answer
96 views

What exactly did the mother tell to her daughter in The Purge: Anarchy?

In The Purge: Anarchy there's the following dialogue between the mother and her daughter: Mother: They buy poor and sick people and they take them in their homes and they kill them where they're ...

15 30 50 per page