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Was Patrice hired for murder or suicide?

In Skyfall, the contract killer Patrice travels to Shanghai where he forces entry into a skyscraper and shoots a man in an adjacent building with his sniper rifle, when he is attacked and inadvertedly ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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What was Frank?

During the film Donnie Darko, Donnie occasionally talks with Frank, who we end up finding out at the end of the film is a guy that Donnie shot because he accidentally ran over his girlfriend. Is ...
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No “spider-sense tingling”?

In Spiderman-2 [2004] there are a number of scenes where Peter Parker exits and comes back as Spiderman only after he witnesses something wrong (even if he is in the vicinity of the occurring crime). ...
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Two foster kids talk (as captives) through an air duct between their rooms?

Several years ago I remember seeing part of a movie - perhaps even a TV only movie - but I can't remember the name of it. I think the premise was that a (married?) couple acted as temporary foster ...
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How did Jesse end up with the cigarettes in his pocket?

I watched the season 4 ending and the story is that Huell underhandedly replaced Jesse's cigarettes with an other pack. Jesse desperately looks for the ricin cigarette at the hospital and thus empties ...
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707 views

Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
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Did Spiderman filming halt so Tobey Maguire could bulk up?

Spiderman 1 with Tobey Maguire tells the story of how Peter Parker acquired his abilities. Most of the time he is fully clothed. However, we are privy to at least one scene (the day he gets bit) ...
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In the Time Travellers Wife why does Henry never meet himself?

There are several occasions in the Time Travellers Wife where Henry arrives at the same point as he's already been, such as when he sees himself die and when Alba is conceived. Why does he never meet ...
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Was Edward Furlong allowed to watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day when it was released?

Edward Furlong was 14 when Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 1991. And it is R-Rated. My question is: Was Edward allowed to watch this movie with a bunch of his under-age friends. Or do they make an ...
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Is the opening break-up scene in The Social Network intended to be humorous?

In the opening scene we have Mark and Erica talking about knowledge of people in China, SAT and Mark's infatuation with getting into the Finals Club. How is this scene humorous? Someone told me they ...
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106 views

How did the Iranians realize the fraud?

At the end of Argo, right after the supposed film team is allowed to board their plane, Iranian soldiers storm the house of the Canadian ambassador. They find a desolated home and what I think to be a ...
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Do Breaking Bad and Firefly have the same intro music?

I know that the intro for Breaking Bad only has a few notes in it but they are remarkably similar to those in "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly. If it is the case that they are connected, is there ...
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486 views

What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?

On House, MD, there was a running gag were for every case, someone would suggest that it could be a specific disease but it never was (I can’t remember if it ever turned out to be the case). I knew ...
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480 views

Did Miles Dyson kill all these policemen?

I stumbled upon this recent question about Terminator 2, in particular about the scene where Miles Dyson dies after having been wounded lethally and trying to buy time for the others by detonating a ...
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What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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Why did Aaron Cross take the watch from the security chief?

At one point during The Bourne Legacy Aaron Cross comes up behind an Austrailian security chief and knocks him unconscious. He then proceeds to take the man's watch, and then leaves the area. In this ...
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Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel?

One of Ridley Scott's most exclaimed science fiction movies is Alien. It's also one of the few movies that does not have a city scape. When involved in the re-release in 2003 he started to want to ...
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How are dual-role films shot?

How are dual/double role films shot in which the actor is shown on the screen at the same time in the same or different z-index planes and are in a fight scene in which one actor is punching the ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to sell the car. Why ...
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471 views

Which Martial Arts does Jason Bourne know?

The movies do not explain this, but based on the hand-to-hand combat scenes from the Bourne movies, which discipline(s) does he seem to be skilled?
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Is Walt really sorry for poisoning Brock?

In Breaking bad, perhaps one of the most dreadful things that Walt has done is poisoning the little kid. Ever since the incident happened it has surfaced up many times, but it's still not clear how ...
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431 views

Boy's dream about a hairy monster or alien turns out to be real

What is this 1950s sci-fi movie about a boy's dream? I remember its ending where you are convinced that all the action in the movie turns out to just be a dream that occurred when a boy fell asleep ...
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Does Marvel have full filming rights for all characters in Avengers Multiverse?

In upcoming Marvel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron, they are using Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, characters which are Mutants (X-Men). So has Fox agreed for the characters to be used or Marvel and ...
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How did the Four Horsemen accomplish their second trick?

In the movie Now You See Me how do the Four Horsemen steal from Arthur Tressler? This is one part of the movie that isn't explained well. There was some explanation about the first trick as well ...
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523 views

What happened to Frou-Frou in the 1967 Soviet film Anna Karenina?

In the 1967 Soviet film Анна Каренина directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi, there is a race sequence during which Count Vronsky's horse, Frou-Frou, is seriously injured. What happened to the horse which ...
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Term for dialogue-driven movies in a restricted setting?

Is there a term for a dialogue-driven movie that takes place entirely on a single set? Some examples would be: Lifeboat, 1944 Rear Window, 1954 12 Angry Men, 1957 The Man from Earth, 2007 Dogville, ...
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Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional ...
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216 views

Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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Why does the film Beautiful Creatures differ so drastically from the book?

We watched Beautiful Creatures last night, I've read the book and even I was confused at points. Extra ideas were added, large amounts were cut. From memory Marilyn and Ama's characters were ...
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What does the smile in Railley lips signify?

In the final scene of 12 monkeys, we see James Cole is shot dead and as he said earlier his child copy is present there. Railley sees him and smile comes to her lips. What does it signify? Does it ...
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359 views

Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Is Skyfall preparing the ground to some major change in the franchise?

In Skyfall, they send a hint that there could be some major changes to the Bond franchise, or even possible a final episode. For instance: For the first time 007 appears getting old Q is now a ...
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351 views

Where are Monika and Chandler's apartments?

Related to the TV show Friends, what is the real world address for the building always shown in exterior shots of Monika's (and the separate apartment across the hall which was formally Chandler's, ...
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697 views

Ending of Social Network

At the start Erica tells Mark But you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be ...
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Have there been other cinematic crossovers like the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I know this has been covered very similarly in this question, but as opposed to just cross-overs, have there been other attempts at creating a cinematic universe? Freddy vs Jason, Aliens vs Predator, ...
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Does “Central Perk” cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
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Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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175 views

How do they decide what/who gets nominated at the Oscars?

I watched Zero Dark Thirty last night and I have to say, I didn't expect the movie to be nominated as one of best pictures of 2012. Some of the flicks I was expecting were, The Hobbit Django ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Why did Bicycle Thieves end so abruptly?

I read that Bicycle Thieves is one of Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite movies of all time. I saw it. It just ended abruptly. I was really hopeful for a happy ending that he would win his bike back but ...
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Why the episode Granite State has intro music at the end?

In the second last episode Granite State of Breaking Bad, something is very unusual, something which has happened for the first time in the Series. The intro music is played at the end of the ...
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Why could nobody understand what the Hath where saying?

In season 4, episode 6 - "The Doctors' Daughter" - there is a war going on between the Hath and Humans, and Martha ends up in the base of the Hath. Normally the Tardis would translate the language in ...
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193 views

Movie about fishing family who buy their own boat and end up losing everything

The movie was old and about a family who were living in a coastal village (probably Italy). The traditional occupation of villagers was fishing. There were masters who owned boats and workers. ...
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191 views

Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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52 views

What is the timeline of incidents taking place in Shutter Island

What is the timeline of the incidents taking place? Teddy cannot be more than 30-35 years old. He is married with two children. In the island he had dreams which contains the incidents happening ...
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This is a movie of a female assassin with a boyfriend who has the heart on the wrong side

This movie is Asian, probably Japanese. It is at least ten years old. The story is as follows: a female assassin falls in love with a guy, but her boss wants the guy dead. He has situs inversus (i.e. ...

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