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Movie set in a big city with geeky protagonist and gothic female lead

Genre I'd say it's a romantic comedy, not quite sure Time Period and Origin I guess, it was made between 1995 and 2000; extended range of 1990-2002, but I'm certain it isn't earlier than 1980 or ...
5
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107 views

80/90s Thriller involving a female killer who apparently kills Amish people and sprinkles gold glitter on the bodies

US made movie. Also, the killer had a catchphrase, but I can't remember what it was. Oh, and she wore a wig. Story Points The intro involves an amish woman arriving in a subway station. She ...
5
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99 views

Identify this educational Japanese cartoon show

This show was a big hit in the 80s when it aired in the Middle East (dubbed into Arabic). The show is about a school boy and his sister who encounter various topics each episode and are assisted by a ...
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2k views

How was the special high-contrast cinema release of Se7en created?

David Fincher's magnificent noir movie Seven (or Se7en) has very dark cinematography enhancing the moral darkness of the story. I remember that, after its initial success, the studio released a ...
5
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1answer
39 views

Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
5
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1answer
798 views

Meaning of Mark Hamill's “I am your father” line from The Flash

As we all know, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Last year, he also played in a The Flash episode, named Tricksters. Now, in that episode, he tells Alex the famous line I am your father. ...
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251 views

Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot? [closed]

I've just read on Brazilian's magazine "Mundo Estranho"(¹) an article claiming that there are currently about 250 people preserved in a literally frozen state, based on the hope that they may be ...
5
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1answer
138 views

How can I find a good-quality release of “Highlander” with the original soundtrack?

The new "Director's Cut" of Highlander (1986) apparently has a new soundtrack. The original soundtrack is supposedly only on the British release. How can identify the British release? There are many ...
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3answers
256 views

Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
2
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1answer
35 views

What is the reason for Alexa's reaction?

In The Animatrix episode Matriculated, a the wave of sentinels storm the resistance lab and kills all the crew except for Alexa. The converted sentinel helps her, saves her life, but she still passes ...
2
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2answers
239 views

Movie about students falling in love at university

I'm trying to find a movie about a new girl who arrives to the university and she falls in love with a student who has been studying in the university for many years. He loves throwing parties there,...
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1answer
65 views

Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
3
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1answer
59 views

Why doesn't Trevor remember the hit and run?

It's clear that Trevor Reznik's insomnia in The Machinist is caused by the guilt of the hit and run - but why doesn't he remember such an event?
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1answer
260 views

How do Sentinels get the ability to adapt every mutant power from Mystique's DNA?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sentinels are able to adapt or compensate every single mutant power. It is shown that they get this ability from a research based on Mystique's DNA. However, Mystique's ...
4
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1answer
215 views

What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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2answers
518 views

What exactly is the Box Office collection?

What does the word Box Office mean? What does it signify? Is it worldwide or region based? The amount shown is millions. How much do the people involved in the making of the movie get?
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1answer
91 views

Movie about survival and cannibalism set in a winter forest in the past

I'm looking for a film that from what I remember was "maybe" set during the American Civil War. A bunch of deserters are being kept at a prison camp doing labour work. They're deep in the mountainous ...
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5answers
9k views

Does producing blue meth make Walter a chemistry genius?

In Breaking Bad, a high school teacher, Walter White produced 99.9% purity blue crystal methamphetamine. Now is that something only a true genius is capable of doing or is any talented/average high ...
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1answer
292 views

Woman gives birth, baby immediately matures to adult and kills her

Trying to remember this movie. Saw it in the early to mid 90s, US, probably HBO, and has a real 90s feel to it. The movie starts with a dark, probably stormy night. The woman is in a high rise, maybe ...
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3answers
314 views

Movie about monster/parasite that enters from the mouth

I think this movie is from late 1970s/early 1990s or something - it's quite old. I only remember this scene: A woman is sleeping, and then the parasite (which looks like long black intestines of ...
3
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2answers
286 views

What is the main core difference of The Flash, that no other speedsters possesses?

We know that The Flash is a speedster. But I recently learned that only the Flash can open the time portal, while Reverse-Flash & Professor Zoom cannot. If Zoom opened the time portal, it would ...
6
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1answer
288 views

How was Ant-man able to breathe when he goes sub-atomic?

As I googled and found out that the O2 molecule size is 120 pm. At one point Ant-man goes subatomic, that is, smaller in size than the original O2 molecule size. And my question arises. How was Ant-...
3
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1answer
418 views

How many languages does Oliver Queen speak?

How many languages does Oliver Queen speak in the Arrow?
4
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1answer
66 views

What is the girl Callie trying to do?

In Time Lapse, Callie was hiding the morning photos. She is secretly sending herself messages. What is the use of that? Why is she doing that? Then she kills her own boyfriend! What is Callie trying ...
8
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1answer
209 views

Low budget clone movie with a sheriff tricking a guard by saying 'clowns'

I watched this movie circa 1980. All I remember is that a clone escaped from the clone "factory", and managed to contact the local sheriff. The sheriff drives up to the compound gate, tricks the ...
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0answers
41 views

Episode involving a young man who kidnapped children

I'm looking for an episode of Law and Order SVU. All I can remember is that the squad is looking for a young man who kidnapped some children (for either human trafficking or something related to ...
3
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0answers
71 views

Show\movie about a serial killer with a brother being run over

All I remember is this flashback from this movie or TV show. It's about this guy who I think is a serial killer or something like that. I remember something about him lacking empathy. Anyway, the ...
1
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1answer
81 views

Old British movie with a son in a secret room [duplicate]

I'm looking for a British movie (Thames the company), a thriller I think, from 1980 or before. The plot was about a child that is playing outside and by accidently he kills somebody (I don't remember)...
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3answers
2k views

Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
15
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2answers
3k views

Can a headshot from a sniper really cause muscle spasm?

It seems like a common thing in television and movies to have a bad guy in a stand down with the cops but they won't shoot him even though they have a clear shot because he has a gun on a hostage or ...
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1answer
3k views

Did The Big Short movie change names or conflate characters?

The movie The Big Short is based on the true story of the 2008 financial crisis as told by Michael Lewis in his book of the same name. The movie does a very good job of telling a story full of ...
1
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1answer
148 views

Identify this 00s sitcom about a lawyer

He has his own office, not a firm, where clever, I remember several episodes: One is about couple that had a prenup when they were young, and now in their 40s the man is suing the woman. Another one ...
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4answers
8k views

Why don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who (...
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70 views

Mr. Wittaker does't take off his shoes in The Intern (2015) [closed]

In the movie The Intern (2015), Mr. Ben Wittaker is portrayed as a gentleman. However, he doesn't take off his shoes when entering his boss's house. Why not? This can be annoying to some people.
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1answer
167 views

Why doesn't each emergency room have all available blood types on hand in small blood-ready fridges?

I never understood why each emergency room couldn't have a special blood-ready fridge with all blood types (i.e. A, B, AB, O +/-). They always have to call down to a blood bank to get type-specific ...
2
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1answer
116 views

What is the significance of SALT ending?

I saw Salt (2010) last week for the second time. The final scene after Evelyn escapes the helicopter, we hear a TV news reporter reading the news and saying something about the new USA president ...
6
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2answers
220 views

How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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3answers
3k views

Why do people bleed in real world when they are hurt or killed in The Matrix?

In The Matrix, on multiple scenes, when people get hit or die in the virtual reality, they also bleed in the real world. What is the reason behind this? EDIT: I know about the "mind effect over body" ...
6
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1answer
196 views

Does 12 Angry Men point to the bad jury selection system of the US at the time?

Considering that the jurors almost sentenced an 18 year old to death based on vague evidence and considering their poor deliberance abilities that they showed with the remarks, does 12 Angry Men (1957)...
14
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1answer
830 views

Was there a romantic relationship between Gustavo Fring and his partner?

In Breaking Bad episode Hermanos, we take a peek to the past of Gus Fring where his partner gets killed by Hector. I know it is not unusual for a character (or a real human being) to be sad and hold ...
2
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0answers
60 views

Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
3
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0answers
69 views

Are the movies 'The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins' and 'Cloak and Dagger' connected somehow?

In 1984, both The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins starring Gary Coleman (TV movie) and Cloak and Dagger starring Dabney Coleman (theatrical release) came out. They have identical plots. In both, ...
2
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1answer
156 views

What movie had a nazi soldier force a mother to chose between her two children?

Sometime in the late 80's - early 90's I saw a WWII movie with an intense scene involving a mother with a son and younger daughter. She was in line perhaps evacuating when a Nazi soldier made her pick ...
5
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2answers
129 views

Considering bans on Nazi imagery, how are fictional works featuring such imagery treated in countries which outlaw said imagery?

Movies about Nazis are quite common in American cinema. Hollywood produces one a year on average. These movies tend to be block busters that are distributed for international markets. A few widely ...
7
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1answer
156 views

Romantically involved spaceship crew members become infected

Help me out here. This has been stuck in my head for days now. As I recall, the crew of a space ship are in hibernation. A crew member is awoken to relieve a fellow crew mate. However, he discovers ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode with a rooftop raid

I feel a little embarrassed by this, as I usually know my Law & Order: Special Victims Unit well, but I've been searching and can't seem to find which particular episode this scene constitutes. ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Anime, probably from the 80s~90s, with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water

I don't have any images or clips unfortunately but a few things about this anime: There was a scene with a girl using a scooter-like vehicle on water after she and her grandfather (?) and brother had ...
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3answers
4k views

Does 1957's 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut?

Does 12 Angry Men consist of only one cut? Apart from maybe an opening scene and closing scene, when they are in the room, I don't see any cuts. If that is so, does it mean when some actor makes a ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Identify movie about the NSA and the Echelon surveillance system

First of all sorry I've been trying to find this movie for quite some time, but no luck. I do remember some scenes from it. It's about evaluation of Echelon accuracy in surveillance of phone calls. ...
4
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0answers
60 views

Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...

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