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11answers
3k views

What happened to Thomas Granger?

In Primer there is a secondary character named Thomas Granger that the two main characters Aaron and Abe come in contact with. Apparently he is the father of Abe's girlfriend Rachel and is head of ...
13
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4answers
7k views

Why is this picture used in the opening titles of Cheers, and where is it from?

The following image is from the sitcom Cheers title sequence. Source: sitcomsonline.com Can anyone tell me where this image is from and why it is used in Cheers.
23
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7answers
6k views

What's the significance of the Disney movie intro ident?

At the start of recent Disney movies, there's a short 30 second animation of a river with an old sailing ship, a bridge with a steam train and then the familiar Disney castle and fireworks. Is ...
8
votes
3answers
6k views

Who are Linus' mom and dad really?

In all the Ocean Movies - Linus' (Matt Damon's) mom (in 12) and dad (in 13) get the gang out of sticky situations. They say they are part of the law enforcement agencies - but I have never been sure. ...
3
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1answer
112 views

Movie with a light bulb fight game

I remember seeing a while ago, possibly on tv, a scene from what I think was a bit of a sappy coming of age movie. The scene was a couple of young boys running around their street, stealing the light ...
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1answer
55 views

Did Wolfe kill Triphammer? [on hold]

Did Triphammer die in the fight with Wolfe on episode 5 of Powers (2015)? I really like him and it would be a shame for him to die like this, he's such a kind soul.
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4answers
3k views

Why do they go to the toilet and put the hose in it to breathe?

I remember in the first test, where the dorm room's flooded, they all go to the toilet and put the hose in it to breathe. They explained too quickly, could someone explain how it works?
2
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0answers
36 views

Sci-fic Series about two geniuses in a high school [duplicate]

I remember watching this series 5 years ago, it is not that new, probably produced in the 2005 or before. It talks about two geniuses in a high school, one beautiful guy and one hot girl. The ...
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0answers
24 views

Identify commercial on (wine) vinegar [closed]

I think the commercial was in italian where a man is in a dark area, possibly a wine cellar, is holding a wine glass of liquid. He would swirl it and frown and say "torbido", sniff it and say ...
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0answers
41 views

Virginity timeline (Inbetweeners)

When do the 4 boys in the UK's Inbetweeners lose their virginity? I have watched the show (but not the films but I don't mind spoilers) but there are just too many jokes about sex / virginity that I, ...
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1answer
40 views

Japanese movie about forthcomming end of the world [on hold]

Some years ago I saw a random trailer of a Japanese movie , it made a general visual appearance of being from the late 90s or early 2000s, it was about a forthcomming Apocalypse and japanese ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Sketch comedy about the British class system

Sometime in the 1990s (just maybe the 1980s) I saw one episode of a sketch comedy show that I was not familiar with and it has stuck in my head ever since. The episode was concerned with notion of ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

Who is the narrator in the movie Book Thief?

I have just saw the movie and I have some doubts about the narrator's identity. In the first part of the movie it made me suspect that he is Liesel's brother (I think there was a line were he ...
3
votes
1answer
276 views

X Files known by other name?

I was just searching on IMDB for movies with the word "Dark" in the title (results), and I noticed a ways down that the X-Files tv series had an annotation under it that lists another name: aka ...
4
votes
4answers
910 views

Are IMDB ratings objectively credible? [on hold]

I recently visited IMDB and I was shocked to see that "V for Vendetta" and "The Avengers" share the same rating which is 8.2. I could not believe it, like a movie with social and political impact like ...
8
votes
1answer
5k views

Significance of Matthew 7:7 in Imitation Game

I don't understand how the Bible passage (Matthew 7.7) let Alan Turing to identify the Russian spy on the team in The Imitation Game. Can anyone explain (in some detail?)
3
votes
1answer
33 views

Comedy sketch regarding bank bailout/debt crisis

I am looking for a sketch that I saw online a few years ago. My memory is that it included Mitchell and Webb from That Mitchell and Webb Look, but I was unable to find it from there. The sketch has ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

Aunt forces girl to marry her cousin

A father leaves his daughter to an aunt and go and tell her to return, but does not return . After several years her aunt forcing girl to marry her cousin who had taken care of before. After this move ...
18
votes
4answers
9k views

What happened to Gandalf after his battle with the Balrog?

After Gandalf fights the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings, he is carried off by an eagle. There is a scene where he is lying down in a white room and only his head and shoulders are visible. The next ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Handcuffs found by Yuri

In the second episode of Fortitude we see Yuri entering the empty police station in order to return the rifle that the sheriff lent him. While searching through the place he finds a pair of handcuffs ...
7
votes
1answer
656 views

What gave Caincross away in the Imitation Game?

In the Imitation Game (2014), Alan Turing finds out that his associate John Caincross is a Soviet spy after reading a passage bookmarked in the Bible. I know it was explained earlier, but what was it ...
4
votes
1answer
174 views

Identify this Dirty Dozen-like Italian (?) movie

I have bought a VHS of the Italian movie Fuoco incrociato (AKA Cross Mission) and although the movie was OK, I was more intrigued by the plot on the back of the VHS cover. It seems that there has been ...
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votes
3answers
140 views

Why was Top Gear cancelled? [closed]

There's a lot of news going around right now about the cancellation of Top Gear. Some news outlets are saying it's because Jeremy Clarkson quit because producers were antagonizing the cast by not ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

A kids show about a boy who turns into a girl?

There was this show I used to watch occasionally as a kid, where the main character was a boy (forgot his name), and every time someone would scratch his elbow, he would turn into a girl. And this ...
19
votes
5answers
5k views

What is the name of this SF-movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

80's Parasite horror movie

This movie was about an upper-middle-class family with a teenage daughter. They hire an attractive young woman as their housekeeper. The woman (housekeeper) quickly starts flirting with the husband ...
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0answers
44 views

Title of 80's baseball movie w boy and no dad

I have tried to remember it for years. The main character is a boy who is not very good at baseball... His Dad is dead, but there's some connection w his dad and going to watch the Major League ...
1
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0answers
49 views

What is this b/w movie?

Probably set in England. Dangerous lunatic escapes from asylum. His wife has a lover. Lunatic kidnaps lover and locks him in a secret room. Spends considerable time tormenting lover, wife, or ...
16
votes
3answers
8k views

What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

Where and why is the Royal Coat of Arms in the title sequence of 30Rock

During the opening title sequence of 30Rock we see various images around Rockerfeller Plaza including NBC studios and the building itself, there is a shot which looks identical to the Royal Coat of ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Artificial Intelligence

I'm searching for a movie about an artificial intelligence that took over a building, it tried to crack a code and kidnapped someone's daughter. I think the father was the programmer. later in that ...
13
votes
4answers
3k views

Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
6
votes
1answer
133 views

Obscure movie about orphans forced to work in mill/factory

This movie has bugged me for years, I watched it on television a couple times (perhaps Disney channel but perhaps HBO) in the very early 90's. I was a young child and it sort of disturbed me. I ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

80's TV episode (maybe 70's rerun) with a helicopter and grenades

I have this obscure memory of this TV show I saw when I was a kid. In the episode, there were 2 guys in a helicopter and they were dropping grenades, but the grenades were exploding before they hit ...
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votes
0answers
49 views

film with Lance Henriksen that happens in winter

Quite a while ago (circa 1997) I saw a thriller with Lance Henriksen (possibly). There were 4 separate stories where the characters got connected somehow in the end. The name had something like "Hot ...
4
votes
2answers
488 views

Movie with a tiny winged prince, swamp frogs, and heavy snow

Out of nowhere i suddenly have this vague memory of an animated movie i watched as a child (i was born 93 so the 90's but it might have been an old tape). This is what i can recall so far: There were ...
14
votes
4answers
3k views

Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

In S01E03 of Breaking Bad, why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate? What made him suspicious, sort through the garbage, and put together all the broken pieces of the plate ...
24
votes
8answers
17k views

Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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votes
1answer
112 views

Horror movie with teenagers tormented by a summoned demon

The film starts off with 4 or 5 students that try communicating with the dead. One of them uses a hand held camera and this "demon" comes through and picks up one girl and pulls her into the darkness. ...
2
votes
0answers
91 views

Black comedy mini-series with bloody shootings in public toilet

Black comedy mini-series (several episodes) about mafia/gansters. I've watched it in the 90's. Most probably in colour. I don't remember the language spoken, but my guess would be that the show was ...
5
votes
1answer
640 views

Did Robert Redford name the Sundance Film Festival after the character he played?

Redford portrays 'The Sundance Kid' in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which is one of his more famous roles. The movie came out in 1969. He co-founded the Sundance film festival in 1978. Did he ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

TV series similar to Battlestar Galactica [duplicate]

I am looking for TV series that like Battlestar Galactica or The lost, are about human and life and deep in concept. I like movies that raise lots of questions and perhaps some remain unanswered. Can ...
2
votes
0answers
184 views

What was Oldman spinning around in?

In The Best Offer, Virgil Oldman is finally shown tied to a device and spinning around. This is presumably occurring in the loony-bin. What is this device? Does this event actually occur or does it ...
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votes
0answers
53 views

Movie about deaf couple [closed]

I am trying to find a movie about a deaf couple. I think the story just shows various phases of the relationship. In one scene the boy serenades the girl with a song, singing it in sign language. I ...
7
votes
4answers
7k views

The Quiet Earth conclusion analysis

The conclusion of The Quiet Earth (1985) has Zac pushing the explosive detonator button just as the sun experiences its "effect" probably from the distortion of time and space. (See the finale ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Where, how, and why does Lecter follow Dr Chilton at the end of the movie?

At the end of movie, Dr Lecter calls Clarice at her convocation day at FBI. From which place does he call Clarice? And how did he know that Dr. Chilton was going to be there? What makes him follow Dr ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Looking for name of a 2010-ish comedy featuring skydiving at a bachelor party.

I am trying to find the name of a movie that I saw a few years back, probably 2010 - 2012 on hbo, showtime or starz. I can only remember bits of information, hoping someone here can recognize it and ...
3
votes
0answers
64 views

Ultimate fate of Captain Hook in 1991's Hook movie?

In the 1991 movie Hook (starring Robin Williams), what was the ultimate fate of Captain Hook? I know he was swallowed by the stuffed crocodile, but still, this was just a stuffed crocodile. It didn't ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

Which movie has a man followed by a villain from one TV show to another? [duplicate]

It was from the eighties or nineties, and the man gets into the TV and escapes from one show to another. In each show, he has to find the remote to get away from the villain and his minions. I ...

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