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5answers
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What really happened to Ben Sullivan?

In the Scrubs episode “My Screwup” (3x14), Jordan's brother Ben returns to the hospital after being two years around the world after his cancer diagnosis. He follows Dr. Cox around the whole episode, ...
44
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7answers
3k views

When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?

My recollection of the prime-time television I watched growing up -- the 70s and 80s plus whatever were on at the time -- are almost invariably of episodic television. At the end of each episode, ...
3
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1answer
171 views

I'm looking for the name of an anime that I saw on TV in Italy over 20 years ago

I'm looking for the name of an anime that I saw on TV in Italy 20+ years ago. It is likely a show from the 80's. The scene I saw was a very large man who tried to break into a castle. He seemed to ...
2
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1answer
87 views

Demon town unknown movie

This movie was something I watched about eight years ago. It's a horror film, but it might have some elements of comedy in it. The movie begins with a girl and a guy kissing in a car and driving along ...
0
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0answers
31 views

An old cartoon about a lost dog

I am searching for an old cartoon program, I saw it on Cartoon Network maybe in the 90s to 2000. It was about a girl that got a pup and she read to him a book about some kind of hero. The dog gets ...
7
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0answers
39 views

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 watch an extended episode ...
4
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3answers
180 views

Movie with bugs

So I saw this movie when I was a kid and I'm still not sure if it was an unclear dream or a movie so the plot is somewhat like this: There's this group of teenagers /adults stuck in some kind of an ...
7
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1answer
79 views

Setting of Mad Max from first movie to second/third

I believe from the hints in the original Mad Max movie and the intro from the second Mad Max movie that the original Mad Max movie was placed after the decline-of-society-events (later established as ...
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0answers
35 views

TV episode where man becomes a Robot

Might not be a movie by a ScFi original series, something like how Tales from the Crypt is a series of vignettes. In this 'short' a man is working for a tech/robotics company and in his free time he ...
2
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2answers
128 views

Earth Mars chat communication delay

Mark Watney was able to hack Mars Pathfinder and set up a kind of chat application to communicate with Earth. But AFAIK there is communication delay about 30 minutes in one way! And in the movie it ...
7
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1answer
197 views

Why did Cersei do this to Grand Maester Pycelle in S06E10?

In the final episode of GOT's season 6, Grand Maester Pycelle is killed by Qyburn's little birds in a very cruel way. But I never quite understood why Cersei wanted to get rid of him. In the end he ...
9
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1answer
12k views

What does the word “Cellar Door” represent in the movie “Donnie Darko”?

I've watched Donnie Darko many times, yet I always feel like I'm missing something important when Drew Barrymore's character brings up "Cellar Door". Edit From imdb.com - quotes - Karen Pommeroy: ...
1
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1answer
92 views

How can Jasmine survive in the tunnel in Independence Day

In Independence Day, Jasmine (Vivica A. Fox) opens a door in the tunnel to save herself and her son during alien attack. She gets in and survives, but how? Assuming debris and fire does not get into ...
1
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1answer
103 views

Which movie is this scene from?

This video surfaced a while ago, it's obviously overdubbed. Does anyone know the movie that this is taken from?
3
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2answers
87 views

Is the Pod Racing location real?

In the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, when Anakin participates in the Pod race on Tatooine we can see the big location of the race starting point. I know these buildings are fake. So my ...
4
votes
1answer
201 views

A guy hires man to commit suicide-by-assassin, but killer fails, kills other people accidentally?

Movie starts with a (I assume British) guy who wants to commit suicide but he does not succeed. He meets a local guy who wants to earn some money and tells him that he will kill the suicidal man. But ...
5
votes
1answer
100 views

Are the red strings used by Dexter a real thing?

Dexter works as a blood splatter analyst for Miami Metro police. We often see him on a crime scene using red strings to represent the trajectory of the blood: Is this a real thing done by blood ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

Is Wanda Maximoff Magneto's daughter?

I've never read the X-Men and Marvel comics, but from watching the films I have come to understand that Wanda Maximoff is the sister of Pietro Maximoff (we see them in Avengers: Age of Ultron). But ...
5
votes
0answers
157 views
+100

What is the meaning of this conversation between Dr. Hafez and the former Anck-Su-Namun?

In the movie The Mummy Returns (2001), sequel to the highly famous The Mummy (1999), soon after the protagonists capture the bracelet of Anubis from a place near the banks of the river Nile, we are ...
16
votes
2answers
977 views

Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

Is Independence Day a comedy spoof?

I haven't seen it since I walked out of the theater disgusted in 1996, but I've recently been wondering if the movie Independence Day was intended to be a comedy. I was 19 then, and I went to see ...
15
votes
6answers
16k views

What does the “they've gone to plaid” joke mean?

When Dark Helmet orders Spaceball One to go to ludicrous speed, we see it leave a trail of plaid behind. Is this a reference to a specific movie or language idiom?
5
votes
1answer
197 views

Can you recognize the actress?

I'm trying to find the movie where this is from, so if you know the movie/TV-show, I would appreciate if you could help. In the video it suggests the woman has some sort of mind control capability. ...
4
votes
0answers
51 views

How was pressure cooker blast filmed?

In Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), there is a scene where a pressure cooker suddenly blasts in front of two lead actors. How was this pressure cooker blast filmed? Was there any risk of harm to the ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Did John kiss Cameron?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John and Cameron seem to have some kind of deep connection. Is there any scene of John and Cameron kissing or hugging each other, even in the deleted ...
7
votes
3answers
331 views

Why does Sansa not become Queen of the North?

In Last episode of Season 6 Sansa is a true-born daughter of Ned Stark while Jon Snow is the bastard son of Ned Stark. Why does a male bastard have a stronger claim than a female true-born ...
5
votes
0answers
46 views

Who did Andy work for when he was a shoe-shiner?

In one episode, Andy states that he doesn't really know who his boss is. This raises the question, who is in charge of the shoe-shining business? We know that Leslie arranged for him to get the job ...
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votes
0answers
20 views

Tv show about a tomboys career? [closed]

I want to find a show where the girl gets into a sport company and trains competes and find romance
4
votes
0answers
46 views

How could the lady who redeemed Bill know what was up?

In Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the protagonist Bill arrives at a secret party/orgy: Now there are several ways to interpret this movie - everything is a dream (or several dreams) and if not one could ...
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0answers
32 views

Tv show like the movie some kind of wonderful? [closed]

I want some kind of wonderful story plot in a tv series with the girl a tomboy.
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Why does Bourne choose to reveal his location to Vosen?

After watching The Bourne Ultimatum so many times, I noticed something I didn't really pick up on before. Throughout the entire movie Bourne attempts to keep quiet about what he's doing, trying to ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Name a Movie where 4 to 5 Native Americans playing their role in War

There is a Movie, where War between two generals I think Americans and French or Mexicans. Happens and one General is holding a Higher Ground like Town. That General Lost at the end and His Daughters ...
3
votes
1answer
19k views

Name the movie where brother & sister fall in love with each other?

Can anyone help me identify this movie? Language: English Country: US Year: Not sure (But definitely not an old movie. Not the 80s) Genre: Drama/Romantic Actress: A blonde girl in her twenties. ...
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votes
1answer
62 views

Superhero kid with superpowers, turns green, skull masked villain [on hold]

90s-2000s live action TV show with a young guy with an arm watch (maybe that gave him his powers) who can kinda turn green and get powers - speed, invisibility, maybe strength too. His nemesis is a ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Film where all the kids in the town vanish in a party [on hold]

I want to know the name of a film I saw five years ago were all the families of a town go to the party of a intellectually disabled kid thrown by his old parents, and all the children vanish in the ...
3
votes
0answers
60 views

Why does Guy consider changing sex?

In the third episode of the tenth season of The X-Files Mulder and Guy Mann have the following conversation: MULDER: That's because she used to be... uh, she once... She's transgender. GUY ...
8
votes
5answers
8k views

Why did the cousins murder the other people in the smuggling truck?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they are at one point riding in the back of a truck (concealed within walls made from bales of ...
5
votes
1answer
340 views

Why is Joanna sometimes seen in bondage in “Mr. Robot”?

I noticed that in an episode of season 1 and in season 2, we see Tyrell's wife in bondage. Why is that? Is there some significance or symbolism besides sex appeal?
8
votes
4answers
13k views

Are there any details about the contract that Aaron Taylor-Johnson signed to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was cast as Pietro Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver in the sequel to The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most actors/actresses sign multi-picture contracts when ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

What's the meaning behind Howard's alien pin?

Besides skinny jeans and a wide variety of belt buckles, one of Howard's signature items in The Big Bang Theory is an alien lapel pin. Is there any Reason or Meaning behind it?
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Movie with two guys in a small house under a highway overpass and where stuff starts disappearing

This movie came out some time after 2004. It had two guys who lived in some small house that was located under a highway overpass (or perhaps on the ground in a space between two highway overpasses). ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

What exactly happened to Dr. Donald Foite

I would like to know the in-universe explanation (if one) for Dr. Donald Foite's behavior in The Bourne Legacy, specifically Was he following orders or it was because of collateral effect of the ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

Legends of tomorrow quote, what is it from?

This quote sounds awfully familiar, but I cannot figure out, why. Anyone knows if this is a reference to some other move? Sounds starwarsish ... Rip: "I vowed to save my family, but I'm failing ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

80s scifi movie in the underworld

I'm trying to find this (80s? or early 90s) movie. It has a mad scientist dad who builds some sort of machine that discovers an underworld of some sort. This is like a part of the earth, they can ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch?

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch? I don't think I have ever seen an episode where the screen porch was featured.
0
votes
0answers
36 views

What are all the references to 80s culture in X-Men Apocalypse? [closed]

I really enjoyed X-Men Apocalypse (2016). The film seems full of references to 80s culture, from video games in the basement of one of the characters to the clothes of one of the characters that ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Why did Cameron try to Kill John?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 1st season last Episode when Cameron was starting the jeep its blast. Then she tries to Kill John Connor. so my question is, why is this? Is it because her ...
2
votes
2answers
299 views

Movie with blond short-haired girl who wears a tan leotard and lives near the sea

I'm looking for a title of a movie. It more or less centers around a girl with a blond buzz-cut with blue eyes. She wears a tan / flesh color leotard throughout. I also remember scenes around the ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

80-2000s detective tv show

This is a TV series about pair of detectives (man and woman). I remember most of 2 episode: 1. It starts from showing man, which was hit by a lightning several times(it is very strange in opinion of ...
18
votes
4answers
7k views

Who are the three people who could match Jaime Lannister?

In Season 2, Episode 8, Jaime says that there are only three men in Westeros who stood a chance of beating him in a fair fight. Who is this referring to?

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