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Inception: Transferring a totem

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the user of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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When did the Inception start?

Many have wondered about this and this may be the silliest question asked regarding the movie INCEPTION but here it is.... When did the Inception start? Or Could it be that the whole movie was a ...
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235 views

A superhero called Ratchet Man with a robot sidekick

What movie was it, in the 80s or 90s, where Ratchet Man and his trusty R-2 disarm a bomb, foil the bad guys, and save the day? R-2 was a robot, pretty sure in the movie he was named R-2. Ratchet Man ...
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Looking for a film about an everlasting pie

I vaguely remember as a kid watching a film about a pie that never ran out, that you could keep eating. It had arms and legs and talked, and could change into any flavour. There was a group of "bad ...
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60 views

Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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1answer
94 views

Movie with contest where hands are put in a hole with snakes

I think this movie was from the 1980s or 1990s. I would have seen it in the early-mid 1990s when I was a child. It was in English and was in colour. It was either an American or British film. The only ...
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Why does Wolverine still have Adamantium claws in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

On the future scenes of Days of Future Past Wolverine's adamantium claws can be seen (they even appear on the movie's poster). But towards the end of the The Wolverine, I remember those claws were cut ...
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Why does the Winter Warlock lose his powers?

In the Rankin/Bass Christmas special "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town," why does Winter Warlock lose his powers? Half way through the film, Jessica asks the Warlock for help. He tells her that his ...
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124 views

What are the powers of Sauron's ring?

He seems to be able to build armies enslave races just fine without it. Are there any mentions in the books?
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What is it that the paroled guy kept secret?

McCarnick has a secret that he and the guy he chases, the one that's paroled, knows. Is it told in the movie? If not, what could it be?
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Why did McCarnick claim there is a murder suspect in the building?

After he beats the prostitute, he makes a call saying there is a murder suspect in the building. Why do that?
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How did the Death Eaters physically escape from Azkaban?

Below we can see Bellatrix Lestrange stood on the edge of Azkaban prison. Now, in the book, if I can remember, it's explicitly said that it was the Dementors that broke the Death Eaters out of ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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How can Vincent appear in the scenes at the end of Pulp Fiction

I have just seen Pulp Fiction for the first time. I don't understand the scene how Vincent reappears in the final scenes where earlier in the movie, Butch kills him. Actually the movie is a bit ...
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1answer
88 views

Why do sitcoms generally have A-B Story Structure?

Most sitcoms i've watched tend to follow a specific pattern in storytelling. There is a main story (A) involving the principle character(s) and a side story (B) which is interesting but generally ...
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1k views

Special sunglasses that enable you to see aliens

The main character finds special sunglasses that, somehow, show the reality as it is: rich people are actually aliens that took over the Earth (or are trying, I don't remember). I think this was ...
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3answers
547 views

Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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1answer
95 views

Nazi who's a self-hating Jew

Here is the plot of the movie whose title I am looking for. The main character is a nazi that is actually a self-hated jew; during the movie he becomes more and more involved in politics, but he also ...
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1answer
48 views

“Zulu” person and white boy travel in Africa, probably 90's

There was a TV series that telecast probably 1990's in Sri Lanka (but it's not a Sri Lankan production). It was about a Zulu person. And he traveled with a white boy in Africa. They met different ...
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Why is the ring of debris (accretion disk) surrounding Gargantua shaped the way it is?

Why does the depiction of the black hole Gargantua in Interstellar look the way it does? I understand why the ring is bright (due to the friction) but why does it loop around what seems to be two ...
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415 views

What is the significance of Murphy's law?

What is significance of Murphy's law in the film Interstellar. What is the message behind it and how is it related to the plot?
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1answer
370 views

Are the teletubbies cyborgs?

Look at the evidence: As the name suggests, they have implanted televisions! Were they born that way or did they undergo some fiendish experiment?
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269 views

No “spider-sense tingling”?

In Spiderman-2 [2004] there are a number of scenes where Peter Parker exits and comes back as Spider-man only after he witnesses something wrong (even if he is in the vicinity of the occurring crime). ...
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1answer
358 views

Where did the Spider-Suit come from?

Watching Spider-Man last night, after Parker's fateful night with the robber, we flash-forward to him being Spider-Man in full. However, it is never shown where exactly his costume came from or how ...
8
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1answer
721 views

Why do panelists on British panel shows have a pen and paper which they seem to use regularly?

I personally find British panel shows to be among the funniest shows you can find on TV. One common occurrence I've noticed is that the panellists are often seen writing scribbling notes while another ...
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1answer
1k views

How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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6answers
737 views

Why are there a lot of Hollywood-remakes of successful non-US-movies?

The question-title is my question, but some examples: Seven samurai vs. The Magnificent Seven Nightwatch vs. Nightwatch Taxi vs. New York Taxi The Ring vs. The Ring Open Your Eyes vs. Vanilla Sky ...
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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed there by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover ...
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1answer
589 views

Is the electric track the tour vehicles follow on in Jurassic Park actually possible?

Based on the image above and examination while viewing Jurassic Park, it appears there is no physical connection between truck and track (though there may be). Is the proposed method of moving the ...
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1answer
313 views

Why does Holder use the term 'habibi'?

In the American version of The Killing, detective Stephen Holder is seen using the term habibi several times when talking to his sister and his nephew, Habibi is an Arabic term of endearment widely ...
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2answers
4k views

Does the Game of Thrones intro change to reflect the current story?

In the Game of Thrones intro, we are presented with a very steam-punk like map of interactive pieces representing the kingdoms and what they represent. However, I noticed when Theon Greyjoy arrived ...
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1answer
92 views

How was the main problem dealt with?

  [Source] In Interstellar a pathogenic organism (the blight) is responsible for a global food shortage. Corn seems to be the last crop that can be grown, although it is hinted that it's only ...
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141 views

Why put Batman in the pit?

I may have missed something obvious in The Dark Knight Rises, but if Bane knew that a little girl (Talia) could escape the pit (albeit with his help) then surely he must have thought that Batman would ...
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1answer
854 views

How did Daniel Atlas get the “Suck It” card into Thaddeus Bradley's pocket?

In the scene where Thaddeus Bradley visits the Four Horseman before their second show, J Daniel Atlas performs a trick where he somehow gets a card with the words "Suck It" into Thaddeus Bradley's ...
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1answer
101 views

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus by giving Ilithyia's information?

Why Lucretia helped Gannicus in the kidnapping of Ilithyia by giving information of her departure. Lucretia hates Ilithyia but still why she will help Gannicus? She is even telling Gaius ...
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1answer
46 views

Was Moira Queen's knowledge about Arrow's identity foreshadowed earlier?

During the Arrow episode "Seeing Red" (S02E20) Moira Queen tells her son Oliver that she knows about him being Arrow, which came as quite a surprise to Ollie, but to me as well: Moira: Oliver, I ...
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1answer
32 views

Title of the movie (French or Spanish or Foreign) with Jewish characters

I watched this movie several years ago on IFC movie channel. To the best of my recollection, the scene takes place approximately from 1600s to late 1800s, because people use horses and carriages to ...
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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1answer
166 views

Western about train robbery by detaching box car

It's in English. I guess it is a Hollywood western (or may be Spaghetti) in color from 50s or 60s. A gang robs train by detaching box car and let it go on to separate track. (This part I am sure). ...
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0answers
148 views

90s-00s movie where 2 women travel to town and strange things happen

I believe it was on Lifetime, it may not have been. Two women travel to a small town to visit and strange things start to happen. One of the women goes missing. The other woman discovers that there ...
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126 views

Possibly 1980's movie featuring clowns and a pet monkey

I need help identifying an unknown movie from the 1980's I seen when I was a kid. The only scenes I remember were 2 men (a white man and black man) and a kid (might be the white man's child?) ...
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Incan-style people execute intruders by dipping them in gold

Movie was set in a wild west style location. Heroine was a blonde cowgirl. Her name was Rainbow, or something similarly derived from nature. Heroine has a male companion who is a womanizer. He's ...
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1answer
92 views

Thieving couple live in mountain cave; man sprayed by liquid gold in the end

Thieving couple live in the mountain cave and in the end of the movie the man got sprayed by liquid gold they stole and became a statue. May be 80's-90's movies (could be older) but one of those ...
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What has the greatest chance of being in Marcellus Wallace's briefcase?

In Pulp Fiction, there is a briefcase which has contents that are kept very secret. What item is most likely to be in the briefcase?
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1answer
29 views

What happened between Red and Vee?

Spoilers for Orange is the New Black season two... In "It was the Change" (episode 12), the conflict between Red and Vee intensifies: Soon into the next episode, we learn more: This outcome ...
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2answers
2k views

What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?

When Bilbo is running from the dragon and Thorin goes down to look for him and they run into each other, Thorin seems awfully suspicious of Bilbo, draws his sword and pushes Bilbo off to the edge of ...
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2answers
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Why does Bane want to destroy Gotham city?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the end of the movie Talia said, it was her father's dream to destroy Gotham city, and I accept that any daughter who was in that situation will definitely think to ...
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3answers
426 views

A movie about aliens living underground

So I'm trying to find a movie, in which an alien species digs a tunnel and lives underground. In the movie we can see at the beginning a little boy outside a house, and suddenly the ground collapses ...
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British film set in girls' school

I am trying to remember than name of a British black and white film, probably late 1940s/early 1950s. It's set in a girls' boarding school where one of the male teachers is the father of one of the ...

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