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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...
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Why did the boy call 911?

In the movie "Mystic River", a 911 call by a boy played a key roll in closing the murder case. But why on earth did he (who later turned out to be the murderer) called 911?
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46 views

Name of a 1930s romantic movie

There is an old movie I think in the 30s, where I remember 1 scene or 2 but don't know the name. I appreciate if you help me in finding the name. There was a father in a village who has a daughter and ...
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2answers
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What does 'Hi there! / Dear John' mean?

Towards the end of Dr Strangelove, we see the two H-bombs aboard the plane, with these messages written: What do these messages mean?
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short movie, non American, about 3 witches flying on brooms. They were chasing each other I think

I remember seeing some kind of short movie on late one night in the early 90's or late 80's. There were 3 classically dressed and ugly (big long noses) witches flying on brooms in some woods. I think ...
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35 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 ...
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1answer
54 views

Disney's Recess Whistles

Is there a name for the whistle-like things they use on Disney's Recess? I am fairly certain that they have never given a name for those things on any episode. If it is a whistle, what kind of ...
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Why was Butch's taxi ride background black and white?

In Pulp Fiction, Butch has a scene where he takes the cab. In this scene, the background is black and white, and is quite surreal. I am guessing there is a reason for this, most likely a reference ...
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54 views

First ever Hollywood Color motion picture film?

Which is the first Hollywood Color motion picture film?
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow return to the Black Pearl when attacked by the Kraken?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, at the end when the Kraken attacks the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow tries to run away in a small boat. Then he comes back, shoots the barrel, ...
2
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1answer
69 views

Thriller where teens break into a house while the homeowner is away

I saw a trailer not too long for a film, could be a newer film or could be a film from a years ago (maybe 2013). The trailer was about these teenagers that invade the home of a rich family and/or ...
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1answer
39 views

Why does Arby ask Jessica Hyde, “Where is Jessica Hyde?”

Before I start, I'm going to warn you that this contains spoilers of the first part of season one of Utopia, because I don't feel like sticking this whole question in a spoiler tag. In episode 1x03, ...
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4answers
1k views

Has there been a movie produced without a title sequence?

I'm not quite sure if "title sequence" is the phrase I'm looking for, so I'll explain what I mean. Older movies would begin with a short credit sequence, which would also include the title of the ...
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1answer
54 views

Identify this movie about a book-cover designer meeting a woman writer after their one night stand

A book-cover designer(works with his friend/flatmate on selling book covers) meeting a woman writer after their one night stand (he designed a cover for her book, while not knowing it is her that he ...
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1answer
76 views

A scifi webseries 2007-2009 name starts with “E…” or “The E…”?

This is a scifi webseries, it was or still is on YOUTUBE, most likely from 2007-2009, but it could be 2006-2011 at most. The name starts with "E..." or "The E....". "E...." is some Greek loanword, but ...
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93 views

Aladdin Genie - why not more clever?

I see a lot of movies or series involving wish granting beings that grant wishes in an unexpected manner. Why doesn't Genie do that too? I have a feeling that this will be answered away with "It's a ...
4
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1answer
115 views

Assisted Reproductive Technology or Masturbatorium

Looking for a movie where there's this couple who I infer has difficulty conceiving naturally so they go for artificial means. They go to some place called a masturbatorium or something to that ...
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2answers
65 views

Why did Jafar get Jasmine to believe him in Disney's Aladdin?

In the "Jafar's Hour" segment (the one in which he makes his two first wishes and sings his reprise of "Prince Ali") of Disney's Aladdin, Jafar uses his sorcerer powers to reverse Aladdin's clothes ...
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2answers
109 views

Why did Lord Cutler Beckett not give the order to fire/attack?

At the end of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End The Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman flank the Endeavour and open fire, tearing the ship apart. Beckett, stunned, disbelieving and ...
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1answer
182 views

What did Ned forbid?

During the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones Emdure Tully and "Roslin Frey" have their clothes taken off and are carried out of the hall for the bedding ceremony. As they leave we see dialogue between ...
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1answer
48 views

What happened to Rocky in The Lazarus Effect?

Rocky was a dog who played a principal role in the first half of "The Lazarus Effect". Weird things happening to the dog gave a foreshadowing of what was about to happen to the humans. But once the ...
3
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2answers
234 views

Movie with a guy in a perfect “virtual reality” world

Long time ago I've watched one considerably influential film. It was in English and it is older than 2001. However, I am unable to find it anymore in the list of Virtual Reality Movies from the "imdb" ...
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35 views

Explanation for A Tale of Two Sisters?

Briefly Googling, I can find no English-language discussion that properly explains this superb, but extremely confusing movie. It could be that this is one of those movies that are open to many ...
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2answers
118 views

How did Cobb and Mal commit suicide while young in limbo if they lived decades there?

We can see the scene in Inception where Cobb and Mal commit suicide on the train tracks at a young age, but in the end of the movie Cobb reminds Mal that they lived to a very old age in their dream. ...
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0answers
96 views

'i love you', 'so do I/ me too' replies her bf

The girl always says 'I love you' and her bf always replies 'so do I' or 'me too' (might be 'I do, too'). The movie was screened with my mother tongue's subtitle when I was young that I couldnt recall ...
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1answer
47 views

Once Upon A Time In America denoumente

The movie Once Upon A Time In America is lavish in its cinematography. But the end unwinds without a satisfying resolution. I have a hard time understanding everything beyond when De Niro's character ...
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0answers
64 views

Why was Superman acting out of character at the end of Superman II?

Superman II (1980) sees Superman give up his powers to marry Lois Lane. He then regains his powers to save the world from Zod and fellow baddies. While he is leaving his fortress after initially ...
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1answer
43 views

Wilhelm Scream definitive list [closed]

I've heard about the use of the Wilhelm scream in movie lore and heard it appear in many different movies, famously Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others. Does anyone know if there is a definitive list ...
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41 views

Why was Don Draper self-destructive?

The recurrent theme of Mad Men was Don's self-destruction. Right from the start, he had everything - he was hailed as an advertising genius, his boss (Roger Sterling) was practically his friend, he ...
3
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1answer
102 views

90's experimental British film exploring the UK

Has anybody heard of an experimental art film from England in the early 90's where there is just narration and footage of places around the UK? The narrator is recounting things that his travel ...
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1answer
143 views

Why are the assistants called Bobs (Bawbs?) on Cutthroat Kitchen?

Often on Cutthroat Kitchen, Alton will ask his "Bobs"/"Bawbs" to bring in one of the nefarious devices to be used for the challenge. Any explanation for the nickname?
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0answers
115 views

Do they ever really wake up from the sedative test?

I distinctly remember a scene in Inception when Cobb is testing Yusuf's custom made super sedative. He then abruptly wakes up and goes to the bathroom where he proceeds to splash his face with water ...
3
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1answer
60 views

8 minutes past 10 Train

This is a foreign movie from the 1990's. It's called something like "8 minute past 10 train". Fellow wants a job as an art curator but has a rival going for the same job. He kidnaps him while jogging ...
2
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2answers
90 views

Why didn't Aragorn go to Gondor for getting help for Rohan?

As we know in the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers, Aragorn suggested to Theoden to ask Gondor for help. However Theoden was skeptical that Gondor will not come and didn't ask for help ...
2
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1answer
150 views

Are White Walkers Immortals?

Except being stabbed by dragon glass/Valerian steel which can kill the White Walkers, in addition to other things they can be killed by that we might not know at the moment, are White Walkers in Game ...
2
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1answer
606 views

Can White Walkers talk?

Through all the five seasons of Game of Thrones we had never seen a White Walker talking. Does this mean they can't talk human language (e.g. they have their own language) or we will never see them ...
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1answer
79 views

Help identifying a war movie set in a fort in the desert

I'm trying to remember a movie with only knowing certain details. I remember it was about a man who was in the military. He was stationed at a fort somewhere in the desert. The fort was often under ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Explanation about Hank Schrader's character as a brave law enforcement officer

I am from India and in our country, the law enforcement department (Police Department) starts the new recruits with same training. But later on based on the recruits inclinations and skills, they are ...
2
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4answers
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Anyone know what this cartoon train whistle is from?

A friend asked me about this picture and it looks SO familiar, but nothing I search for turns out to be it. My memory of it, which may be unreliable, includes that there is someone pulling the ...
3
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2answers
154 views

British skit - couple at awful restaurant, but his “favourite” because they give WAY too much change!

Short feature before the main film at the theatre, or maybe a skit in a Brit TV series, maybe 1980's? I'm thinking Michael Pailin or John Cleese? He's taking his date (wife?) to a restaurant he's ...
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0answers
58 views

How did Deathbolt (Arrow/The Flash) become a meta-human?

On TV Show "Arrow", season 3 episode 18, we were introduced to a new villain Jake Simmons (Deathbolt). After his capture, they did a cross-over scene with "The Flash" with Ray and Cisco talking over ...
2
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2answers
105 views

You take a walk, man

This is really bugging me. I'm trying to remember what movie or tv show this scene is from. Its obviously from the 80's or 90s. There are at least two characters. We'll call them Joe and Bob for the ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Lyle's vocal delivery

The character of Lyle in Napoleon Dynamite is an old farmer and also a local minister with a vocal delivery that is something between a speech impediment and an extreme redneck mumbling. I am just ...
4
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1answer
137 views

A movie about a man obsessed with Pamela Anderson

It's a movie about a man who comes to America in the early 90's. It was released in summer 2006 and the main character had an obsession with Pamela Anderson Lee and watches her do porn in the movies ...
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2answers
136 views

Who tips Hank off about his imminent assassination by The Cousins?

In the episode "One Minute" of Breaking Bad, Hank gets a phone call from a digitally modified voice, telling him that he would be killed in a minute's time. Who initiated this phone call? Some ...
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0answers
38 views

1980's Movie or TV show featuring a silver bulletproof trench coat?

I remember a very Robocop-esque scene in a movie I watched sometime in the early 90's on syndicated TV. In it, a minor character hero rappels down a rope into a warehouse full of "bad guys," and ...
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54 views

Have the Arrow writers fully planned out Oliver's 5 years away?

I was just bothered about the whole continuity thing, and whether the writers make up Oliver's time away for 5 years as they go along, or if everything has been laid out already. For instance, no way ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Can a person die of starvation in an Inception-like dream?

Is it possible that a person, dreaming at 2nd or 3rd level, can die of hunger? And, will that person wake up to reality? In case, the person is heavily sedated, will he wake up or go in a limbo?
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3answers
5k views

Why didn't Mal use her totem (spinning top) before she actually died?

In Inception, it was told that the totem's concept was invented by Mal. Then why didn't Mal use her spinning top to find out if she is in a dream or not before jumping off the window? Is it the case ...
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1answer
86 views

Help identify sci-fi horror movie with killer cyborg experiment

I remember only having a glimpse of this movie as a child. This was around 1996ish. But I can not get it out of my head and I'm dying to know what it was. Movie looked like it was from the late 80s ...

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