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A movie with a collector

I don't know the movie name but here's a short description about the beginning: There is a guy that had been collecting things since he was a kid. His grandmother gives him a photo of his ...
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Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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Father and son both warders

Father and his adult son both are employed as guards in prison. They lived together without wife/mother. I remember the funny detail: they both pay the same girl/prostitute for sex. The main actor ...
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The classic JOHN 3:16 sign

Sometimes in comedies someone in a crowd is holding up a sign that says "JOHN 3:16" Can someone explain me that joke, how it originated and why is used in a lot of movies?
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music used in The Social Network AND Moneyball

There is a song used in both movies, it occurs towards the beginning of each movie around the time that both parties make a "breakthrough". In Moneyball, the music plays when Jonah Hill's character ...
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Why does Walt go by Heisenberg?

In Breaking Bad, Walter White chooses to go by Heisenberg. I know that there has to be some significance behind both why Walt chose the name and why the writers chose that name as opposed to any other ...
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Significance of Gabriel Engel's name

The antagonist from Antibodies (orig.: Antikörper) carries the name Gabriel Engel. Given that "Engel" means "angel", this name is likely not just a coincidence and seems to refer to the Archangel ...
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What's the job of Jordan Belfort's father?

I thought at the beginning, Jordan says he came from a family of both his parents being accountants, however later it appears that Jordan's Father is an ex-Cop and a PI?
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Identify movie about little boy with brain cancer who dies in the end

Okay I’ve searched for hours but I can’t find this movie. I'll list some scenes I remember. I remember it was about a little kid who was diagnosed with brain cancer and knew he’d die soon. I remember ...
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Looking to find an old horror movie (late 90's-early 2000-ish)

The story is about a girl who used to take care of her mother, then come back with her sister (I think?) and a team to this old manor house years later (I forgot why tho). Obviously this house is ...
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Horror movie or movie with short horror stories, where few, maybe four people enter some (abandoned?) mansion

And then they get separated and are looking for each other. Only thing beyond that I can remember is one scene, where one of the guys is like "hanging" under a green light bulb in empty room, it seems ...
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1960s comedy about a man is frozen in ice and floats on sea

I think it would have been made in 50s or 60s. A comedy set on the Mediterranean in which the hero is frozen in ice and floats on sea with the heroine floating on top
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What is the theme of the short film Mr. Hublot?

What is the theme of the Academy Award 2013 best animated short film winner "Mr. Hublot"? I saw that film two days before, but I can't get the theme of the film. A man sees the dog outside the window ...
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Man is trapped for years, begins exercising

A man wakes up, wearing only boxer shorts. He is trapped in an environment that is sort of like a fun house, that has a picture of someone that looks a bit like Haile Selassie. Years evidently pass. ...
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A man finds some wrapping paper and gives it as a present to his daughter

I'm looking for a cartoon (might be Disney but I'm not sure). I watched it some time ago but I don't remember it's title. It's a story about a piece of wrapping paper. At the beginning a girl from a ...
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When does Gandalf realise that Bilbo's ring is the One Ring?

I don't have access to the books right now, but I believe in the books Gandalf didn't know in the beginning that Bilbo's ring was the one ring, so he did not immediately ask him to destroy it But in ...
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What songs have been cut or not been used in “The Wall”?

Pink Floyd released the influential and psychic-analytical album "The Wall" in 1979. The album was then used as the soundtrack of a film with the same name "The Wall" in 1982. As the film has not the ...
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Why are they traveling with Ursa?

I didn't get why they are travelling with Ursa in After Earth. And what is their desired travel plan (obviously not earth)?
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Is there a name for the inter-mercials specific to TV networks

I'm not sure what you could call it. Nearly every channel has promotional adverts, to let you know who provides what you're watching. That's not quite what I'm thinking of. The best example I ever ...
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Television show similar to Supernatural

I saw an episode of a TV episode a few years ago. I've asked about it on other sites and got almost unanimously pointed to Supernatural. However, I've been watching Supernatural and I'm up to season ...
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Why did Daryl take the cash and jewelry?

In Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead 3/2/14, Daryl and Beth came across a country club while looking for alcohol for Beth to drink. During this time Beth notices Daryl is taking what looks like a ...
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What is the Eraserhead baby?

As anyone who has seen the movie will tell you, the Eraserhead baby is the stuff of nightmares. The baby itself is famous for being somewhat of a mystery. David lynch refuses to discus the baby, ...
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In a Television interview where you are the subject do you ask permission to put it up on Youtube?

I appeared on a couple of news shows and the station sent me the videos. I'd like to put it up on Youtube, do I need to get permission from the news outlet in order to put it up?
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Why do so many Cary Grant films show him in a shower?

I notice that a great many of Cary Grant films show him in a shower, bathroom or bathhouse, with or without clothes on. Was this supposed to be some 'trademark' of his at the time that his fans have ...
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Boy breaks into (toy) store and then goes into another world

I'm looking for a kids movie I used to watch in the 1990's. It was either made in the 1980's or 1990's. It was about a boy. I believe he breaks into some type of store or toy store and then goes into ...
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Movie with guy putting up hidden cameras in woman's house

I just can't seem to remember what this movie's called. All I remember is that it's from around 2000-2009. The bad guy puts up surveillance cameras in a woman's house, he becomes friends with her, ...
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60s/70s Sci-Fi movie

I recall a small scene (near the end likely) of a group of young people (kids to 20s/30s) that are living in a bunker. They are questioning and yet waiting for the sun to rise. The planet has been ...
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Lead actor/actress VS Supporting actor/actress

On what basis, Chris Hemsworth is considered as a Lead actor in the movie Rush? In the movie, both characters have equal importance and both narrated the story in equal measure and occupied same ...
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Big Bang Theory prop

Big Bang Theory is full of interesting props. It's a pastime of mine to try to identify odd props in shows and movies. This one has me stymied. It is in the rarely seen set of Sheldon's bedroom. I've ...
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How are head shots and deep throat gashes filmed?

I was watching a move the other night and the main character slits the throat of another person. The camera stayed on the victim the whole time this happened. I'm wondering how this is achieved. ...
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What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear?

A man watching telly receives a package and it's a teddy bear. Doesn't think anything of it but then opens the stuffing out of the bear to find a VCR cassette tape. He plays it and there's some spooky ...
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Identify movie, possibly short film

It was set on a platform of sorts on a completely still ocean. The platform was submerged so that the ocean was completely level with the walls surrounding it, but the floor was dry. There was a tower ...
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Is this J. R. Dobbs on the picture at Nedry's desk?

So, some of you may have heard of this incredibly awesome website: http://gizmodo.com/relive-jurassic-parks-iconic-hacking-scene-right-from-1535139292 which allows you to relive the classic scene ...
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Identify movie involving teacher and student love affair

I need to know the title of this movie I saw in the 90s. The story is based on a male student and a female teacher. The student likes and loves his teacher and some day accidentally he meets the ...
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“One thing I know about Experts” - identify this movie

I have this dialog in my mind, but I cannot remember this movie. One thing I know about experts is that they are experts on f**k all. Its probably a dialog of Jason Stathom but I don't know for ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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What is the symbolism of eating Chinese take-out in a scene?

It is a frequent idiom for a group of characters to interact while eating Chinese food. Generally of the carry out variety, with chop sticks being plunged into the deep fold-up boxes. It seems to me ...
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Movie about a concave (Hollow) world

A movie about a man ending up in a concave or (Hollow) world think the movie was Russian or Eastern European. Pretty sure the movie was made since 2000 but not 100% sure. I remember him talking to a ...
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What happened between seasons 2 and 3 of Mad Men?

I just began season 3, and I understand... nothing. Last episode of season 2, we see Don saying he will "not be a part of Sterling Cooper anymore" since Duck Philips is promoted Director. (And Pete ...
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Old guy is talking to his (dead?) daughter in prison, but he's alone

An old guy is having a conversation with his daughter (~25-35 yrs old). They're walking around the prison yard. I remember a large green field, but maybe it wasn't that large, and the high prison ...
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When an actor is supposedly but not actually looking at someone or something

Sometimes in a scene where a character is supposedly looking directly at another, the actor is in fact looking slightly to the side. When I notice this, it generally appears to be done intentionally ...
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How did the 'London Associates' scam work in American Hustle?

During American Hustle, I was trying to determine why people were falling for Irving's loan scam. I understand that desperate people would pay a small nonrefundable fee up front to secure a fake ...
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Why would the thirteenth amendment help with ending the war?

In Lincoln (2012), Lincoln argued that passing the thirteenth amendment would lead to peace. This argument was key in convincing his political opponents to support its passage. But, it would seem ...
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trying to figure out where this scene is from (a show or movie)

So it was a guy sitting at a desk and his secretary gets some papers from him or something. When she's walking away, she drops them and he comes to help pick them up. They're on the floor and look at ...
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Can't remember the movie (about a nuclear submarine)

I remember a movie about a nuclear submarine. They received some message about some escalating situation (or something like that) then the outside transmissions stopped. They assumed the worst and ...
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Where is Jerome supposed to be from?

In Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Shia Lebouf plays a character called Jerome, who has an unidentifiable accent. I don't know if he is supposed to be English, but as an Englishman myself I can ...
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Was Reverend Stynwick trying to give Ichabod a clue?

In the first scenes of Ichabod being in Sleepy Hollow (1999), did Reverend Stynwick tell Ichabod the only book they follow is the bible because he was trying to give him a clue or was he trying to be ...
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Why so much suspicion around Clemenza?

It seems like the family in The Godfather is quite suspicious of Clemenza's motives. Why? Among other examples: From IMDB: In the book, the Corleones have a contact at the phone company that ...
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How much involment does the government actually have with the M.I.B. department?

In Men In Black, how much control, if any, does the government actually have in the M.I.B. department? When J is first being introduced to the department, K tells him the story of an "underfunded ...
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Why isn't the term “Zombie” used?

Since The Walking Dead started, we've heard names like Walkers, Bitters, Dead Heads and some others I don't recall, when referring to the zombies. But, one thing no one has called them are Zombies. ...

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