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Techno-spy TV show/TV-movie from the mid-1980s, almost certainly Canadian or Can/US co-production

In the 1980s I lived in the boons north of Toronto, and had only three channels on TV - CBC, CTV and Global. On one of these, and I want to say CTV but I have no idea why, I watched an extended ...
5
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1answer
10k views

Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy?

Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy? I read on the Wikipedia that he decided not to make himself available for playing the lead role in the fourth film of the series. Is there any ...
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40 views

Chilean film about a mining operation in which a worker has his tongue cut out

What is this Chilean film where a miner has his tongue cut out? Further details: I think the company in question was foreign-owned, and may have been "Anaconda Mining Company". The film had a ...
2
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1answer
51 views

Why was Ian's onset of Bipolar Disorder so fast?

Before Ian leaves to the army in Shameless, we see no sign that he has any mental illness. However, while he is there he seems to have a break. Tries to steal a helicopter, runs away and works in a ...
3
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0answers
87 views

What was the ship under construction initially called?

In Star Trek Beyond, there was a ship under construction on the massive moon space station Yorktown. This ship is rechristened as the USS Enterprise-A (NCC-1701-A) after the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) ...
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0answers
31 views

Story/movie that “Fast car” by Jonas Blue and Dakota is based on? [on hold]

The new music video, "Jonas Blue - Fast Car ft. Dakota," is very familiar for me. I feel like it was a movie that I saw when I was a child. And when I hear the main song "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, ...
5
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0answers
72 views

Was the Starfleet officer connected to the later series?

In Star Trek Beyond, we are briefly introduced to a high-ranking Starfleet officer, Commodore Paris. In the original timeline, Voyager had Admiral Owen Paris, and his son Tom Paris. Is Commodore Paris ...
4
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1answer
37 views

Why can't Robert Ritter snatch the paper and tear it?

In One scene of Clear and Present Danger (1994), All Reciprocity files are deleted by Robert Ritter after finding Jack Ryan hacked into it. But luckily Jack Ryan got to print out the one of the ...
21
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4answers
2k views

Was the original Starship Troopers meant to be funny?

According to imdb Starship Troopers is an Action adventure sci-fi where "Humans of a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival." I remember going to the ...
2
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1answer
58 views

What is the name of this psychological thriller movie?

The movie involves a darkroom (you know, the ones where photographs are developed). The protagonist is an old man with mental issues who befriends a small child (and his parents) in a shop. He then ...
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1answer
61 views

Sulu's Daughter's Parentage?

How is Hikaru Sulu's daughter related to him, in both the old and new timelines? Adopted? Surrogate? Gene spliced or other technological means? From an older relationship?
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40 views

How did Ackerman know Angier's trick was “real magic”?

To set up his ultimate act of revenge in The Prestige, Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) asks his ingenue Cutter (Michael Caine) to help him book a spectacular venue for Angier's new magic show, which ...
6
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2answers
3k views

What is the problem with a planet where everything is “on a cob”?

In season 2, episode 10 of Rick and Morty, "The Wedding Squanchers", Rick and the Smith family evaluate an Earth-like planet for habitation, only to discover that everything is "on a cob" (Video). ...
15
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3answers
806 views

Why did Blade Runner deviate from the source novel so significantly?

In Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' there are key aspects of the plot of the novel that are completely excluded from Blade Runner, including: That animals have almost ...
5
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1answer
13k views

What happened in “If I Stay”?

In the movie If I Stay, Mia got in car accident with her family. Her parents died. Her younger brother died in hospital. Mia was in a coma. We saw her consciousness (maybe, I'm confused) going through ...
2
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2answers
431 views

What's the name of a movie with two girls killing their friends for revenge?

Two girls are new to a group of girls who are best friends. They all get along until the friends told the two new girls to do a dare. They told them to drug a guy and take a picture with them. The guy ...
39
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3answers
7k views

Why hasn't the elevator been fixed?

In The Big Bang Theory the elevator has been out of order since the start of the series. To this date -- after season eight has finished -- the elevator has still not been fixed. Is there any ...
3
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1answer
595 views

Daughter runs away with her mother's boyfriend's son

I'm looking for a movie in which a little girl discovers that her mother is cheating on her father and burns down the mother along with her ''boyfriend''. Then the little girl runs away from home with ...
0
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1answer
73 views

Western where horse is used as shield against gunfire

I saw a Western movie where a man was being chased on his horse. He kills his horse and uses it as a shield. He then starts to fire back at the men that were chasing him. One man mocks him because his ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Black and white suspense movie

I'm looking for an old Hollywood black and white movie, probably from the 1940's or 50's, very suspenseful. Famous actors but I can't remember who. The plot is centred around a man and a woman. She ...
1
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1answer
139 views

Movie about a house where weird games are played

This movie is about a dozen of people entering a house, which is supposed to be owned by one of them. The house is very nice, almost like a castle of some kind. The people sit down a little bit, have ...
10
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3answers
4k views

Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

There have been many Star Trek movies as well as TV series and I didn't watch any of them. So, do I have to watch complete Star Trek TV and movie series to watch Star Trek Beyond or just the last two ...
3
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0answers
41 views

What does “XIX” in 'Extraction' mean?

What is the meaning of the "XIX" tattoo on the back of the main actor (Jon Foo as 'Mercy') in the movie Extraction (2013)?
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1answer
48 views

Films about teenagers that go into the woods and get hunted? [on hold]

It's an oldish film. Pretty sure it was a horror. I remember one of the guys at the start took some magic mushrooms. I think they went to stay in an old house or cabin and they thought that they were ...
13
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2answers
3k views

What was Margaery's motivation to call Cersei 'sister' again?

In S03E08 of Game of Thrones, Second Sons, Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell are walking around the Sept of Baelor discussing their upcoming marriages to Loras Tyrell and Joffrey respectively, when ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Who were the faceless mooks?

In Star Trek Beyond, Krall's back story states that only 3 were left. So who are the majority of his army? They didn't seem to be drones or machines. This was unexplained as far as I could tell.
3
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1answer
28 views

Wife escapes home and lives a gypsy-ish life

The poster shows a woman and a man passionately kissing! I remember it was about a wife who escapes (or leaves) her family (probably in an airport) and then living a gipsy-ish life in some kind of ...
9
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2answers
249 views

Movie about an online stream

A couple of people move into a new place. They decide to check out an online stream that's become popular. It watches a house with other people living in it. They become obsessed with watching these ...
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2answers
128 views

Horror movie with the ghost having weakness towards light

I remember watching a movie on Star Movies, 6-7 yrs ago. It was about a family impaired by a ghost who come only through darkness. It wasn't able to appear in light. It weared a teared long coat. ...
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0answers
74 views

Adult foreign movie before 2009 with old narrator presenting three stories [on hold]

This movie or documentary im not sure was released before or on 2008. Im not sure about the language also it could be french or spanish or some European language i think. The narrator who is quite old ...
22
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3answers
10k views

Is it really possible to produce 99.9% crystal meth?

In Breaking Bad Walter White is known to be the master chef of blue meth, while yielding unheard of 99.9% purity. Is this possible or it is a big myth from the beginning?
10
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2answers
4k views

Explanation for the “puffy vagina” line/joke?

I've been trying to figure out the "puffy vagina" joke in Rick and Morty season 1, episode 3 ("Anatomy Park") - and am wondering what the official explanation for it is. Ie, what does it mean, are ...
4
votes
2answers
936 views

Guy and girl meeting for the first time alongside a bus stop

The movie starts with I think a guy and a girl meeting accidently for the first time alongside a bus stop on the road or something. I think "bus" was involved. I also think the guy went behind the ...
26
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14answers
45k views

What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
1
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1answer
35 views

Why is the Indominus Rex called this way?

I have a question about Jurassic World. Why was the Indominus Rex called Indominus Rex when "indominus rex" means "untamable king" and it's clearly stated that the Indominus Rex was female, which ...
8
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1answer
2k views

Was the “leg crossing scene” in Basic Instinct real?

Did Sharon Stone use a body double in Basic Instinct's infamous interrogation scene, a.k.a. the "leg crossing" scene, or was that all her?
7
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2answers
285 views

In which scene does the uncredited demon character appear?

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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0answers
37 views

Movie (seen in 80's) where a guy reminisces about his past with his family

I remember seeing this movie in the 80's with a bit of a melancholic theme. In it a guy comes home (he lives in a detached house) and starts reminiscing about his life (mainly about his wife and child(...
3
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1answer
32 views

Black and white (maybe), movie/ tv episode - alien assassins

There's a movie - or possibly a 'Twilight Zone' type TV episode - I've been trying to find for a long time (without success). Here's what I think I remember (I'm old - neither my thinking or memory ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Time Travel & The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

I just watched the movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and it was beautiful. Since it's a movie with a concept of Time travel and loops questions might come up. In the movie nearly towards the end ...
19
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4answers
2k views

What was the first instance of a movie reboot?

Apparently so called reboots are the new answer to Hollywood running out of original ideas. In the last years several franchises have been "rebooted" such as Spider-man, Batman, Star Trek and so on. ...
6
votes
1answer
111 views

Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
4
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0answers
74 views

Why does the Stevenson Award show “Sheldon Cooper Ph.D.” when he got his Ph.D. at 16?

In the Episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization, Leonerd mentions that Sheldon got his Ph.D. at the age of 16. However in the episode of The Jerusalem Duality, Sheldon ...
5
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0answers
106 views

How did this violation of the “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rules get past the screening process?

I recently asked "Does the producer demand to have the trick explained before hand, privately?", where it was confirmed there is a screening process for the show in which the contestant magician must ...
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1answer
52 views

Why are they distributing money to the customers at the ticket collecting point?

Why are they distributing money to each customer at the ticket collecting point in Magic Mike XXL (2015)?
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0answers
26 views

A Japanese movie about 3 stories, I think [closed]

Asian movie, may be Japanese. In this movie a girl wants to marry a boy although he refuses to marry and this makes the girl crazy. At the end the boy comes back to the girl and ties a rope to her to ...
0
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0answers
51 views

Identify movie about an old con artist that complains life is too long

I watched part of this movie on TV, probably in the 90s. It was about an old guy. He complained that, as he aged, walking became harder, things felt heavier, etc. There is a quote I remember, he ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What was Sabine Schmitz saying when she introduced The Stig in German?

In Series 23 Episode 3 of Top Gear when they hand the Audi R8 over to The Stig, there was the customary introduction / joke. On this occasion it was delivered by Sabine Schmitz, in German. ...
6
votes
2answers
128 views

Why did the War Boys give Max a haircut and shave?

As the title asks, why did the War Boys in Mad Max: Fury Road cut Max's hair? There was a kid collecting the hair. Why?
2
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0answers
55 views

Did Cameron betray John Connor?

In the final episode Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2, when Cameron meets John Henry, he is asking Cameron "Will you join us?" After that John Connor finds Cameron's body but her chip ...

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