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1answer
331 views

Random cartoon from the 90s?

I'm trying to remember a cartoon that aired in the mid or late 90s (I think 1996-1997), the good guys drove high tech armored vehicles (It was not MASK) and had specialized suits. One of the vehicles ...
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1answer
162 views

Cop show with a finale based on the North Hollywood shootout?

I watched a Police drama in the 90's and I can't remember the name of it. I think it only had 1 season. It probably had about 20 episodes and the finale was very memorable. It was based on the ...
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1answer
183 views

Anime series with a spaceship full of girls who die

It came out in the late 90s - pretty sure it aired on the Sci-Fi channel. All I can remember is its a ship full of girls in space some stuff goes down they all end up dying but show back up on earth ...
3
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2answers
126 views

90s TV series with hidden camera?

I'm looking for an English TV series (USA) which I love but I can't find it. It was taken in 90s, I think, and it was about a boy who had a lot of hidden cameras in his house. He knew what his sister ...
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1answer
47 views

Regenesis - why is it not widely available?

Series 1 of the Canadian series Regenesis seems widely available worldwide. Series 2 seems to be more rare but none the less, available. However, by the time we get to series 3 & 4 it seems to be ...
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1answer
66 views

I am trying to remember an old cartoon

The premise of the show seems to be competitive hand-to-hand combat, but this is from fuzzy faded memory. The character I remember is a reptilian humanoid. His one arm is a T-Rex head and his other ...
3
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1answer
141 views

TV show from 90s with child who stopped time for others by clapping?

There was a girl living in a house with her parents. Any time the girl clapped her hands, time stood still and everything held on. The only one who was able to move was the girl. When she clapped her ...
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1answer
47 views

How did Gary Barber work his way up?

I am curious how Gary Barber, the well-known moneyman and producer for films such as "True Romance", "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit", worked his way up from being an accountant in South Africa. It seems ...
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1answer
67 views

Can anybody identify the references in this ad? [closed]

I thought I was a proper geek but I've never seen the 2nd symbol. Can anybody explain this for the pop culturally challenged?
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2k views

Room numbers in The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded starts at a room 303 where Neo dies in front of it, and the room number of Neo is 101. I want to know what's its meaning. Is there any relation between 101 and 303?
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1answer
79 views

Guy sees aliens, tries to “wake up” other people [closed]

I need help finding the name of this movie, I remember the trailer tho. Like, there are people with chips or something in their head and aliens are flying around the world but this one guy can see ...
4
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2answers
121 views

What is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois?

In Interstellar (2014), what is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois? The actual scene goes like this: Boy Coop: {Cough's} Boy Coop: The dust Murph: Lois, I have a friend who, ...
4
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2answers
114 views

Was Jack Regan corrupt in The Sweeney?

Near the beginning of The Sweeney (2012), Jack Regan, the head of the flying squad, is seen to meet surreptitiously with an underground contact to whom he seems to sell silver ingots stolen from a ...
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3answers
10k views

Why do studios use Roman numerals in the copyright notice in the end credits?

© Time Warner Studios MCMXCVIII Something like this is almost always used at the very end of the credits creep in movies (and TV shows). But why the cumbersome use of Roman numerals? Why not just say ...
0
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0answers
64 views

Words on the screen in John Wick

In John Wick we see that some words that are said in English are written on the screen in different colors. Did they have any special meaning? Like if we place those words (e.g. the blue ones) next to ...
1
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1answer
92 views

What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
2
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1answer
191 views

80's-90's Science Fiction Time Travel TV Series,

Okay, so I remember this TV Show but the details are a little fuzzy. I remember the show must of taken place in the eighties or somewhere around there, the characters had crazy eighties hair and ...
2
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1answer
79 views

Why are some DVDs with old movies have black bars on all four sides of the screen

I've watched a lot of movies in resent years and I certainly know about anamorphic and non-anamorphic presentation of picture on DVDs but still there're some DVD editions that have black bars on all ...
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0answers
48 views

Criminal tries to steal lady's purse, fails, and is mistakenly assumed to be helping her

This movie is about a small time criminal who tries to steal an old lady's purse, but another guy beats him to it. The small time criminal tries to steal the purse back for himself from the guy who ...
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0answers
31 views

During or post African American segregation, boy steals nails to build dog house

This movie is about an African American mother and son who I think are really poor. The little boy steals some nails from a white man's shop to build a dog house, but the white man catches him, warns ...
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0answers
54 views

A murder mystery with a psychotic teenage neighbor [closed]

A family moves into a new home and meet their new neighbors. They find out that their neighbor's teenage boy is hiding in their house and he maybe doing something with her daughter. I think he killed ...
8
votes
1answer
99 views

Do jazz/classical musicians find “Whiplash” accurate?

I find "Whiplash" to be a great movie, literally a masterpiece, but here's what I want to ask. I'm coding and writing articles for a living, and in 95% percents of cases when I see programmers or ...
2
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0answers
86 views

movie with a scene of kids eating cereal with water

i remember this one scene about a movie (it could also be a tv show) where there are kids sitting in the kitchen eating cereal, but since they're so poor they have to add water to the milk and then i ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

TV Show about criminals serving in the French Foreign Legion instead of going to jail

Some years ago I saw a (I think it was) British, TV-show which was a little like Bad Lads Army but in the French Foreign Legion. The show was about some minor criminals - people who got into bar ...
3
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0answers
72 views

Big Fish precursor?

When I saw the 2003 movie Big Fish, I immediately thought to myself: I know that plot from a different movie! But in all commentaries that I have read about Big Fish, I have not seen any references ...
14
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10answers
27k views

Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo

I've watched Memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
6
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1answer
142 views

Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being ...
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0answers
72 views
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1answer
67 views

Murderous woman chases teenage girls in a car

I saw a horror movie two years about a couple of hot teen girls who provoke a creepy, middle-aged woman, who then chases them through a forest and forces them to urinate in their clothes (maybe some ...
4
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1answer
69 views

A Question about a scene from About A Boy

When Marcus's mother committed suicide in About A Boy and was sent to a hospital, Will and Suzie were there. The nurse was asking them about whether the boy has a place to stay that night, and Will ...
2
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0answers
54 views

Movie with a scene of a reused condom with chewing gum sticking on it

The general visual impression of the Movie reminded me of the 80s, one scene of it was like this: A young man had sexual intercourse with a woman, the woman left already but the used condom stayed ...
0
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1answer
93 views

stand up comedy show in early 80s

In the early 80s, I remember watching a stand-up comedy special with several now-famous comedians and it was hilarious. It had Seinfeld, and Reiser as they were just starting out. I can't remember if ...
2
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1answer
529 views

Which was first TV show with animation?

Which was first TV show with animation in USA? No real characters. All characters should be animated.
4
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2answers
455 views

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy?

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy? Are there any casting guidelines for that or Just a coincidence?
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1answer
105 views

Is there any rules regarding the usage of medical condition in movies?

In some movies sometimes medical conditions are shown inaccurately for an example in Ghajini (2008 film) anterograde amnesia is shown wrongly. The main protagonist has anterograde amnesia, but he ...
8
votes
1answer
255 views

New soldier joins isolated base experimenting on dead Vietnam soldiers

I believe this movie is about 10 years old and has a US military base whose commander is conducting some form of medical experiments on soldiers believed dead or missing in action during the Vietnam ...
2
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1answer
85 views

How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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0answers
35 views

Movie content ratings within (Insert country)? [closed]

I am fairly familiar with the Australian content rating guidelines and was just wondering what they were, or are like, within other countries. I would especially be interested in those of Eastern ...
9
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3answers
601 views

Why do many of the Hollywood horror movies use a mirror as a ghost's sign?

I've seen lot of Hollywood horror movies, and most of the directors using a mirror as a ghost's sign or ghosts using mirror as a medium to talk with humans. I couldn't understand what would be the ...
15
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5answers
5k views

What's with the trend of releasing movies outside the US first?

A recent trend that I've noticed (or I'm just crazy and need to delete this question) is to release a major film outside of the U.S. first, even if it's a Hollywood film. Usually a week or so later ...
8
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2answers
604 views

Hollywood doesn't pay attention to classic montage theory anymore?

I think montage theory belongs to the most important apects in movie art. Soviet montage theory is an approach to understanding and creating cinema that relies heavily upon editing (montage is ...
14
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6answers
826 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 ...
5
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3answers
407 views

Is there any censorship board present for films and TV shows for Hollywood?

There is Censor Board for films produced in India. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

Minimum or Maximum Movie Running Time Limits?

Is there any time limits for the running time of the movies in hollywood? Unlike Bollywood and Kollywood , Hollywood movies run for only 1.30 to 2 hours. But in case of Bollywood and Kollywood, ...
7
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1answer
1k views

Why don't Bollywood superstars do more in Hollywood?

I love Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies. There are a great number of superstars in Bollywood who act well and are globally renowned. But we have not seen much participation of Bollywood stars in ...
20
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5answers
4k views

How long must a Hollywood film wait to use the same title of an older film?

I just stumbled on the new film Bound (2015) and remembered that there was an older film by the Wachowskis also called Bound released in 1996. I am sure this varies from country to country - but in ...
2
votes
2answers
774 views

Is CBFC certificate required for Hollywood movies before release in India?

In India, any kollywood or bollywood movies get certified by Central Board of Film Certification before hitting to theaters. Is it same for the Hollywood movies? Do they get certified also? Are ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Woman receives harassing phone calls but turns the tables on the caller [on hold]

I believe I saw this movie in the 90's. It was about a woman who kept receiving obscene phone calls from an unknown man. She was very disturbed by them but decided to fight back. Somehow she found out ...
5
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3answers
234 views

Why are box office numbers made public?

Why are all 'box office sales' made public? Is it a customary thing? A marketing ploy? Do they have a similar thing for TV (beyond ratings)? I only see profits for video games listed for publicly ...
2
votes
1answer
533 views

How did Jack Sparrow end up making a deal with Davy Jones?

In Pirates of the Carribean - Dead Man's Chest, the scene where Davy Jones comes aboard the Pearl and confronts Capt. Jack Sparrow, he mentions something about a deal, like Jack Sparrow being captain ...

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