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What is Red's motivation?

On the TV show The Blacklist (2013), what does Raymond Reddington gain/what is his motivation for helping the FBI capture so many people on his “Blacklist”? and is this linked to why he chose ...
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Is this quote originally from The Dark Knight?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Now I'm fairly certain I've been saying that line for at least ten years, don't know where I heard it, but now ...
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What exactly happened to Aaron Eckhart's character?

In The Missing (2003), Brake Baldwin (played by Aaron Eckhart) is found stuffed in something on top of what appears to be a camp fire. Wikipedia makes a reference to a ritualistic killing, but does ...
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274 views

What are light meters needed for in digital movies?

I know when shooting on film, a light meter is used to determine the amount of exposure time for the film to get the right colours. Wikipedia also mentions they're used to to determine the optimum ...
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93 views

Two guys fighting over one's wife

Honestly, I do not remember in much detail. The guys in the movie may be brothers or they may be best friends. In the movie, I believe it starts out in a boat area, with an underground fighting ...
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150 views

Color 80s/90s horror, maybe Hellraiser, labirynth, hell

I'm really not sure and don't want to try each part of Hellraiser to find it, but maybe someone would tell me what movies was that: There was huge labirynth which had to be traversed to go to some ...
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What kind of blood they use in movies for bloody scenes?

I always wondered what kind of blood is used in Movies. I thought it could be of animals or color or least possibly Human Blood which I am sure will not be legal. I doubt because in a lot of movies ...
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2answers
253 views

Sci-fi movie with near-death experience and a… plant chair?

I saw a few minutes of a movie (or hey, it could have been a series) back in the 90s on late night television and I'm suddenly curious as to what it was. It was a long time ago so I might have flubbed ...
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29 views

What did the Cossack utter towards the two men in “The Duellists”?

There is a point in The Duellists where in Russia, they are about to duel each other with pistols. They are interrupted by a Cossack who spews some words at them. What did he say?
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending a ...
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1answer
142 views

Help me find this tv series : weird unkillable evil neighbor

I've seen it long ago (prolly 10 years ish now?), only like once or twice, pretty sure it was a tv show and not a movie but could even be wrong on that, all i remember is: There is a guy and a girl ...
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3answers
405 views

What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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43 views

Looking for a film about a group of young russians one of them named Tolstoy

I believe I saw this movie in the 90s. It involves a group of young men in the russian army, I remember they had uniforms with a lot of red on them. If I remember correctly one of the characters was ...
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1answer
310 views

What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...
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98 views

Who is this actress from the 1992 movie Class Act? (far left in photo)

Who is this actress from the 1992 movie Class Act? (far left in photo)
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48 views

Why did the government not want Frank to fight?

In Bloodsport (1988), when Frank's superiors find out he is going to Hong Kong to fight in the Kumite, they try to stop him. He evades Helmer and Rawlins (the agents who were sent to bring him back ...
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1answer
86 views

What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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0answers
89 views

How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more nebulous to me. For ...
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1answer
3k views

Ending of The Thing (2011)

At the end of The Thing (2011), Lars and his friend pursue a possibly infected dog which runs away from the facility. They chase the dog on a helicopter and Lars tries to shoot the dog from some ...
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0answers
45 views

Cartoon about 2 (or 3..) Villages, and a large, road-building machine

I have been wondering about a cartoon I THINK I saw as a kid. It must have been produced in or before the middle 80's, as that was when I must have seen it, and it was in TV in Germany. I vaguley ...
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1answer
736 views

Why is Before Midnight considered an “Adapted Screenplay?”

Before Midnight has been nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. As there is no other source material (like a book or play), why is this not an "Original Screenplay?" From The New York Times: ...
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1answer
109 views

What do actors do when dialog is designed not to be heard?

I was watching the Silver Linings Playbook tonight and the final scene made me think of this question. During the beginning of the final scene, which takes place in Pat Solitano Sr.'s house, Bradley ...
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1answer
72 views

Identify movie (WWII) about a boy has to go to switzerland to tell accounts numbers

I saw this movie years ago, like 4 years or more. I guess it's in french language. It's during WWII (I don't know, but it has something to do with Nazis). It's about a french woman who's against the ...
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2answers
276 views

Why do most of the WWII movies show Nazi soldiers as well-clothed?

Almost all WWII movies depicts Nazi officers and soldiers as well-dressed and handsome. On the other hand, allied officers and soldiers are always shown wearing torn uniforms, etc. Why?
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9answers
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The longest gap between a movie and its sequel

Dumb and Dumber To is to be released later this year, 20 years after the original Dumb & Dumber. This motivates me to ask what is the longest gap between release date of a movie and its sequel. ...
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2answers
354 views

Serial killer uses parts of victims' bodies to construct a puzzle

I'm looking for movie where, I think, serial killer, who first makes love with his victims and then he brutally kills them. I think he use pieces of their body to make some puzzle, or something like ...
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2answers
90 views

Did what happened to Gwen Stacy meant to make place for Mary Jane?

Gwen Stacy dies in the arms of Peter Parker the Spiderman in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Did she have to die, so that Mary Jane would be back on the next sequel They would not have to shoot Spiderman ...
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4answers
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Who are these women coming at the end of movie Antichrist?

During the Epilogue, in the the last scenes of Lars von Triers Antichrist, hundreds of blurred-face women were ascending towards the hero. Picture source Who are these women and what is their ...
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0answers
20 views

SCTV: is “Monster Chiller Horror Theatre” based on “Monsters we Know and Love?”

Back in the mid-seventies in Toronto, there was a regular horror movie on CityTV on Saturday nights called "Monsters we Know and Love," which was hosted by Gene Taylor but also featured a sidekick ...
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1answer
459 views

Animated post apocalyptic movie with soldier made from decaying tissue

In the early 90s I watched an animated movie about black hollow soldiers fighting on earth. They were made of decaying tissue from people thrown into some big vat or a cave. people/prisoners were ...
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1answer
71 views

Horror movie in a hospital

There was a horror movie happening in a hospital. I remember the horrific possessed/poltergeist was a female, perhaps old woman on wheelchair. And I remember at some point the hospital began to be ...
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1answer
74 views

WWII romance movie?

Ok, i once saw this movie I presume it was WWII era, but I don't remember it to be english, it may have been rather french. There was a young teenage boy riding bicycle past an old man driving a ...
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1answer
39 views

British WWII propaganda movie involving the 'little man'

I recall seeing an over the top (propaganda - I presume) film set in WWII. It was about as subtle as a brick to the head and I'd like to watch it again for kitsch value. Aspects I remember: Set in ...
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1answer
73 views

Name of older science fiction movie

Black and White movie or short or episode. Only saw it on TV once approx 30 years ago. Alien Creature invades a space craft by transferring from another ship as a rapid wisp. It occupies one room on ...
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1answer
385 views

Why does Doug Stamper have so much influence over Rachel?

Why does Doug Stamper have so much influence over Rachel in House of Cards? I don't see why Rachel can't simply escape Doug.
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1answer
223 views

Why is President Walker so gullible?

In the last episode of season 2 of House of Cards, President Walker goes to Camp David amidst the looming fate of impeachment. By then, Frank Underwood and him already have a fallout, and the ...
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1answer
103 views

On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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2answers
507 views

Is Django bullet-proof or immortal?

In the Movie, Django Unchained, there is a part where Django is in a big gunfight in Candy's House, he stands up and pulls his coat off and it looks like bullets fall to the ground, couldn't quite ...
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3answers
526 views

How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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How did Brad Tonkin and Curtis Chen team up on Continuum?

In Continuum season 3, what is the relationship between Brad Tonkin and Curtis Chen? They have completely unrelated back-stories, but somehow they are shown teaming up to
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4answers
6k views

How did Sherlock know to use her measurements?

Ok - this is a very similar question to this one. The previous question established that in A Scandal in Belgravia Irene Adler's safe combination was her measurements. However, how did Sherlock know ...
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2answers
405 views

Help identify circa 1970s animated movie with bizarre wedding

I remember a movie from my childhood that was based on a common folk tale. It was in a very odd animation style (though I cannot remember which). The strongest memory was that there was a very strange ...
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1answer
40 views

King war fortune teller magic

This was a film I saw as a child. I don't exactly remember the plot but a soldier becomes king after king's death, and the death was rather comical. Then one day he wishes to select his queen from a ...
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0answers
34 views

Could Ray have survived at the end?

At the end of In Bruges, after being shot several times Ray is still not dead. At the end we just see him entering the ambulance. Is there any director's commentary available which could tell us ...
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1answer
108 views

Why does Ronan want to destroy this planet/race?

[Source] Ronan the Accuser is the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. Even though the Kree and the Xandarians have signed a peace treaty, Ronan (who is a Kree) seems hellbent on destroying ...
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3answers
347 views

Old movie about an evil mirror

Back in the early to mid-80's I saw a movie about a mirror that "possessed" anyone who looked in to it. One of the characters, a woman, was wearing a yellow dress in the real world, but her reflection ...
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1answer
176 views

How did Robert's visit to Claire's house help the plot?

In The Best Offer, why does Robert (Sturgess) manoeuvre Oldman (Rush) to take him along when he has dinner with Claire? How does this help his scheme?
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1answer
28 views

On Amazing Race, do the teams know in advance what the penalty will be for giving up on a task?

On both Amazing Race and Amazing Race Canada, I've seen teams given time penalties for not finishing a roadblock. Do the teams know what those penalties are or is it a surprise to them when they take ...
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1answer
1k views

Why do we say that Captain America is the first avenger?

We already know that Captain America is the first avenger. There is a Thor in the avengers team and he is older than Captain America. Why do we call Captain America the first avenger?
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7answers
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In Fight Club is Marla Singer a second figment of Jack's imagination?

After reading this article on the existence of Marla Singer, I am fairly convinced she represents his guilt and remorse. It seems entirely plausible Marla Singer materializes to remind Jack he is ...

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