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Chinese movie about a sword fighting playboy try to charm a widow

It is setup in ancient china where people carry swords. It is a tragedy/sad movie. It could be a Japanese movie, but this is unlikely. I do not know if it was Cantonese or mandarin. I saw it on SBS ...
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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing ...
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Was Quaid's dream planted?

It occurred to me several days ago that in the 1990 version of Total Recall, that if you take the events of the film as "true" (not as Quaid's virtual vacation or mental deterioration), then the dream ...
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What's in it for Tamaki?

In Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki decides to make Haruhi a host in place of paying off her 8 million yen debt. If she had continued on as an errand boy, the debt would have been paid off ...
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What is Howard's psychological history that made him crazy?

In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Howard is a conspiracy theorist but has also kidnapped and presumably murdered a local girl, who he renamed Megan. Was his story about his wife turning his daughter against him ...
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American /B-movie/road trip crime spree type movie.circa late 70's early 80's

No well known stars in this road trip crime spree type movie. Movie itself is circa late 70's early 80's and takes place at the present time. Two guys from a small town ( one blond guy and one with ...
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Movie where children were kidnapped and trained to survive very low temperatures?

I have seen this move as a child, so it must be about 30 years old. I remember only that someone was kidnapping kids and trained them to survive at very low temperatures. There was a scene where ...
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How were some gods brought back to life?

In Gods of Egypt, lots of gods have been killed during the movie, and it was mentioned more than once that this is impossible to bring back the dead, including dead gods. However, in the end, some ...
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What is the whistling in the restroom about in “My Name is Nobody”?

In the 1973 "My Name is Nobody" (with Terence Hill), there is a scene where Nobody and the driver of a train are in a restroom, facing each other. The driver obviously has problems "letting go". ...
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What did the German street thugs say to Donovan when they stole his coat?

In Bridge of Spies, there is a scene where James Donovan runs into some street thugs in East Berlin, who eventually demand his coat in exchange for directions to the embassy. There are no subtitles ...
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What happens to Travis' daughter?

In Continuum, Travis supposedly inducts his daughter in CPS's good books by letting her give him away. Is it safe to assume that in that timeline, she becomes a police officer in CPS and works for ...
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Clay's Leadership - Was he right?

In the end, is Clay actually right about most of what he did, and he is the right leader that SOA MC Redwood Originals possibly could have ever got? Clay is known to see through his decisions, that ...
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Is Gemma Teller afraid of repurcussions?

In one of the Sons of Anarchy Season1, Ep < 4, Gemma tells Clay that Jax is going towards the footsteps of his father and that he needs to set it right - follow the footsteps of the right father. ...
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90s/2000s movie about a woman who was sent to an asylum, escapes, and throws herself off a bridge

This film was from the 1990s/2000s and was made in the US. The protagonist is a woman, with short, black hair. One scene of the movie has a flashback of the woman protagonist as child who is, I ...
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Is this a genre, a plot template or something else?

I've stumbled upon (and watched) a number of films that share many things: Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver and so on (I will add as I recall othrs that I've seen and from comments). These ...
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Are David Attenborough documentaries still dubbed in the US?

When I lived in the US in 2007, I noticed that "Planet Earth" was dubbed by Sigourney Weaver. (This made Attenborough's reference to "Alien" when talking about ants infected by cordyceps a bit ironic) ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Looking for seventies-eighties sci-fi movie with kid

I saw the movie around 1990 and i was a 7 year old kid, but the movie kinda impressed me because of the classic music and the ending. Although i don't remember much of it, i would like to try to give ...
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Movie with interconnected stories similar to the tragedy of Oedipus Rex?

This was an American movie from mid 1990s. No famous actors (at least I didn't know them). The plot had two or three different stories connected: A man hits somebody with his car while driving in ...
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Thriller movie where killer kills the heroines sleeping boyfriend/husband in their suite, but heroine, after waking up fights and kills killer

US made movie, either 80's or 90's Story Points: During the climax of the film, the killer is apparently killed. However, a few scenes later, a lone medic tries examining the killers "corpse" in a ...
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70's movie about a boy & girl who discover 2 extraterrestrials in a supposedly abandoned military base and help them get home

I believe this was in the mid to late 70's. It may have been an episode of Disney or something but I believe it was a movie. The boy and girl may have been brother and sister. They discover a ...
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What is the reason for these 10-second gaps?

I've been watching Supergirl for a while now, and something got me wondering. Why are there 10-second gaps between most scenes (not all)? I encountered the same thing years ago with No Ordinary ...
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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

.....or why do shows for adults lack musical numbers? In watching TV with my nieces on Nickelodeon and Disney it seems that musical numbers are not uncommon. In contrast, except for shows dedicated ...
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Was Childhood's End Intended To Parallel Biblical Prophecy?

I just finished watching the three-part SyFy channel mini-series adaptation of "Childhood's End", and I was left wondering about a number of seeming correlations between the story told (originally by ...
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Three Days of the Condor - communications protocols. Script vs movie adaptation

Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor has always been one of my favourite movies, not only in regards to the spy movie genre but in general. I have known for a long time that the novel on which ...
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Kids TV puppet show late 70's BBC

I may be mashing two shows together as this is a very early memory. There was a man in a suit of armour with a clock in his belly, he walks along on a very flat landscape and meets various other ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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In this movie, man accidentally watches woman have breakdown in her home

I remember watching a movie, possibly tv, in the 2000-s. UK movie (or accent of actors). A man bumps into a woman on a busy street. She drops her phone. He tries to give it back but she is in a ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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4 episodes TV series about personality types (extrovert/introvert + thinking/feeling)

I am looking to find the title/details of a TV program of 4 episodes about different personality types (extrovert/introvert + thinking/feeling). It was a British production (but I do not think it was ...
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Was the twist in The Empire Strikes Back leaked to the public before the movie's release?

There has been an unprecedented amount of leaks available for the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, including spoilers for all the twists and plot points. This made me think of The Empire ...
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French TV series (early 80s) about a girl who goes to school as a boy

I vaguely remember a TV serial shown on french TV in the early 80s (that was back when all of french TV channels were state run, but that's just by-the-by). Probably french, maybe translated - the ...
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What was the movie Tom referred to when arguing with Chris?

In the Parks and Recreation episode Operation Ann (S04E14), Chris Traeger was responsible for DJing in a Valentine's Day party. He was playing horrible music and this conversation happened between him ...
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Why is the child disclaimer incomplete?

The third season of Masters of Sex has a disclaimer that ends by telling us ... the children Tessa, Henry, Johnny, and Jenny are fictional. Thing is, Masters has 3 children in this season. I ...
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Possible disease of Kramer

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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What's with the unusual siren sounds throughout Blochin?

The first season of Blochin: Die Lebenden und die Toten naturally featured many sirens of police cars to be heard throughout the story. However, what was very confusing to me about those sirens was ...
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What percentage of movies make a net loss during their theatrical run?

I am writing a research article involving movies, and I want to prove my point that the movie industry is a very risky business. For this, I would like to quote a reliable source indicating the ...
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Where is Hannibal's extra finger?

In the TV series Hannibal, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal clearly has a normal set of digits. But, in the book Hannibal, set after Silence of the Lambs, there is great discussion about ...
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Relation between Wild Hogs and Hangover

I recently watched 'Wild Hogs(2007)', felt there are a few similarities with 'The Hangover (2009)': 4 friends go on a trip, where one lies to his wife (Ed Helms and Martin Lawrence) Both of them ...
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Why was the swearing taken out of “Gods and Monsters” in American horror story?

In American Horror story: Freak show Elsa Mars sings a version of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" in which, amongst other things, all of the bad language is changed for more... suitable(?) ...
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Movie with some type of creature/alien

I was a kid when I first saw a glimpse of this movie (my parents sent me to bed afterwords for being a creepy movie), but I clearly remember: A scene in which two lab coaties are in a room, a ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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Textual vs material representation in Blade Runner cinematography

Do the cinematography techniques in Blade Runner use textual representation (image as text) or material representation (image as presence) in order to convey the themes or motifs of the film? I ...
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Why does the Airwolf series use “photon torpedo”-like missiles?

What wondered me is that they made the effort of Airwolf dodging missiles or using decoys to get rid of them. We see the missile head flying in the background or the missile itself hunting Airwolf. ...
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Looking for a 50~ year-old horror film about a cave filled with flying demons

I'm looking for a film that was produced in either the 1950s or the 1960s. My mom wants to recommend to me the "scariest film (she) and (her) family had ever seen", but she cannot remember the title. ...
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How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome?

How many people has Jim killed in Under the Dome? This is a serious question, as I'm starting to wonder if Jim is a greater threat to humanity than the dome and what's inside it.
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What servers does Samaritan run on?

In Person of Interest, the Machine is shown to be running on a on IFT Sabre Blade 2437 servers which are renamed Dell PowerEdge SC1425 servers. At the end of season 3 we can see server farms with ...

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