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What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot?

I have watched Christopher Nolan's Memento more than once and I still can't get the real thing that happened. Yes I get that the movie is shown backwards, but it really confuses me. I understand that ...
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Test scene in Men in Black

In the beginning of Men in Black, when Will Smith is in the room with the other candidates for the job, they're all sitting those egg-style chairs with a table in the middle. This is where they're ...
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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367 views

Which characters played the parts of the lineup discussed by Rusty and Daniel?

In planning the heist, Rusty names a number of roles that are going to be needed to pull off the job. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Dalsy, two ...
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How was the bank robbery completed?

In Now You See Me, when Morgan Freeman explains to the detective on how the Four Horseman robbed the bank, he mentions that they replaced the real money (while in the secured transport truck) with ...
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Why does Cobb use the spinning top?

In the movie Cobb (DiCaprio) tells Ariadne (Page) that the most important rule in choosing a totem is to make sure that no one else has ever touched it. This is emphasized with flashbacks showing ...
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electro-magnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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Why did Rose throw the diamond necklace overboard?

In Titanic, the elderly Rose visits a ship searching for the Heart of the Ocean diamond, set in a necklace. Unbeknownst to them, she actually carries it with her. In one of the final scenes, a bare ...
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What happened to Charles Xavier after X-Men 3?

I remember watching X-Men 3 and seeing Charles Xavier get disintegrated by Phoenix, however the post-credits scene and his appearance on later movies indicate that he actually survived. How is that ...
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542 views

Examining the limits of the MCU?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is defined as a transmedia franchise, in that it seeks to push unified content fluidly across different mediums, but prioritizes the Live Action depiction of its ...
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Apprentice magician kidnaps people to turn them into human-shaped building blocks

I have a memory of watching a movie on TV when I was a kid. I wasn't familiar with anime at the time, but looking back I believe it was anime. I would have watched it sometime between 1982 and 1986 on ...
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2answers
828 views

Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants

Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things ...
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2answers
797 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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6answers
7k views

What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...
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1answer
376 views

A film about a boy and his big idea for society?

This is what I remember: A boy, living on a farm or so, tells someone, could've been the postman, about his idea, his big idea for society and the world. It's about being good, sharing or something ...
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566 views

Why is child acting legal?

In most industries, in most of the countries that produce most films, child labor is illegal. Not just highly regulated, or has special laws governing payment of the children, but illegal. Thus, in ...
10
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1answer
618 views

Why does the dinosaur let the wounded dinosaur live?

Yes, we are all fascinated (or abhorred) by the inclusion of a few CGI dinosaurs in Terrence Malick's 'Tree of Life'. Personally, I enjoyed the dinosaurs thoroughly, but... Why did the predatory ...
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5answers
9k views

Where is Walt's money?

So, Breaking Bad has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
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1answer
6k views

Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
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582 views

Why didn't T-Rex and Velociraptor attack each other?

In Jurassic World, after defeating the Indominus Rex, the T-Rex and Velociraptor exchange a glance and then leave different ways. Was that really a natural behavior?
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421 views

Alien on the run, Alien Cop chasing

I saw this movie way back in the 80s and can't find a name to it. From what I remember, it has the following: Alien on the run on Earth Alien cop chasing him Alien cop reveals himself/is caught by ...
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3answers
652 views

Where do Sam & Dean get money from?

I was watching Supernatural yesterday, and Dean bribed a motel clerk to get some info about vampires. Then it hit me, where do they get money? I am aware that Dean was a construction worker in the ...
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1answer
646 views

Animated movie that aired on Cartoon Network about a world of toys

This has been bugging me for a LONG time now and was hoping someone knew the title to this animated movie I saw a long time ago on Cartoon Network. When I say long, it possibly aired on Cartoon ...
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1answer
397 views

Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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234 views

What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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1answer
740 views

Alien artefact on spaceship turns crew member into a killer

I remember seeing a movie around 2000-2005 on the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.). I believe that it had a wide release, but I'm not sure. The movie is about a space ship (I think they're ...
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2answers
5k views

Why does Chuck ask people that enter his house if they have 'grounded themselves'?

On the show Better Call Saul, when someone enters Chuck's house, he asks Ground yourself? By which he means to leave watches, mobile phones et cetera outside of the house. Also, he doesn't have ...
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2answers
740 views

Ostrich eats a diamond and is chased by people

What's the name of the following movie? It's set in Africa. An ostrich eats a diamond and everyone chases him. The main character rides a three wheeled motorcycle, has an axe, and falls in love with a ...
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1answer
535 views

Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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What makes Ultron the person he is?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use what seems to be some kind of artificial intelligence bound in the Infinity Stone from Loki's scepter to refine a global peace A.I. that Tony ...
5
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1answer
915 views

Is there any explanation for Lou Bloom's mannerisms and personality in Nightcrawler?

In Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Lou Bloom, has noticeably strange mannerisms as well as (arguably) a lack of empathy. What could be the reasons for this strange behaviour?
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How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
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2answers
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Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
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1answer
504 views

What does Harmonica's brother say before he dies?

Here is the scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kD54-q1uFM It is right before the final duel and lets the audience know Harmonica's motivation in wanting to kill Frank. Harmonica's brother is ...
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3answers
2k views

Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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874 views

Woman wakes up on spaceship in garden, what is it from?

A while ago I saw a short episode about a woman waking up in a garden on a spaceship she remembers being home on earth and has no memory of what happened to her. The space ship seems to be on the ...
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1answer
103 views

Was film actually “better” than digital media?

I happen, time and again, to read and hear people – among which people working in cinema – regretting the fact that film (in the sense of actual reels of plastic strip) is nowadays very rarely used ...
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1answer
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Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
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1answer
530 views

Movie with a private school, teacher, placard, and cheating students

What is the name of this movie? It's about a teacher who tries to teach values to their students. It is in a private prep school. The teacher has a placard over the door or high on the wall that he ...
4
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1answer
383 views

How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...
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1answer
140 views

Looking for title of 80's thriller

I remember watching some probably R rated movie in the mid 80's when I was 6 or 7 on HBO but don't know the name of it. Here is all I can remember: Bad guys are chasing some small boy (maybe 11 or ...
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1answer
219 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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Does “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have spiders in it?

I have read the book, and there was pretty long fight with giant spiders. I have a huge phobia of spiders, and I'd like to know how much of the movie involves spiders, and if I could watch it.
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539 views

Sci-fi film: American teen science project brings people and dinosaurs into present

I'm hoping someone can help me identify the following film that I would have seen in the early 90's or late 80's. It is a film in the era of Weird Science, Flight of the Navigator and Explorers. All ...
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1answer
320 views

A man wins the jackpot at a slot machine

So I remember watching this movie a couple of years back on my laptop, it involves a man who is chased by someone (I think) and enters a casino in which he has a earpiece and the person tells him to ...
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1answer
168 views

What is the name of this movie about sleeping and death?

The thing I remember most is this saying in the film "When you fall in your dream, you die in real life". The protagonist is a patient in some kind of hospital. In the last scene (or near the end, ...

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