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The Simpsons - Episode Identification

What was that episode where we hear Bart's thoughts as a man about Homer in voice over while the camera starts taking a close up of Bart as a kid, just before the voice is interrupted by Homer, asking ...
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Why is there no sign of facial hair in Pi's face?

In Life of Pi, we can see the changes in Pi's physique like being slim, lengthening of his hair etc. But surprisingly he is clean shaved in that state too. How is that possible? In his age, as shown, ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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Is there any relation between Johann Schmidt and Klaus Schmidt?

Klaus Schmidt is the main villain in the film X-Men: First Class and Johann Schmidt is the main villain in the film Captain America: The First Avenger. They are both seen to be Nazis during World War ...
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What was the answer to the box riddle?

The Riddles When Bilbo first meets Gollum in the cave. He asks Gollum to lead him out of the cave, but Gollum refuses unless they play a game of riddles. The Box Of Gold One of the riddles Bilbo ...
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Did the soundtrack of Pitch Perfect cheat and use instruments?

Pitch perfect is a movie based on competitive acapella singing where the only sounds should come from the human voice. It is a great movie and a great soundtrack. But some critics (including Mark ...
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What did Charlie's aunt do?

I just watched the new movie with Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". The central theme of the movie is the relationship between Charlie and his aunt. He has been traumatized by her ...
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Any differences between The Avengers releases?

This weekend, Marvel's re-releasing The Avengers into theaters in the US. At the moment there's little information on whether this release is identical to the original release. Many blogs are taking ...
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Why is it 9 in Psych:9?

Why is it 9 in Psych:9? I thought the film was a sequel to previous 8 films, but apparently there are no 8 prequels.
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Are there references to WWE Superstars in Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, Atom is called the People's Champ, which seems like a direct reference to The Rock. In the final fight against Zeus, after Atom is down, he got up just like Undertaker ...
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Why does Mr. Brooks call Atwood?

Recently i've watched the movie named Mr.Brooks. It was a wonderful movie with lots of twists and it certainly has its fair share of suspense and violence. But i don't understand, Why does ...
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What are the methods of including a character's thoughts in an audiovisual medium?

When adapting a written medium (such as a novel or comic book) to an audio-visual one, a common difficulty is presenting what the character is thinking on-screen, as most fiction is presented from the ...
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Did Bill's bullet cause any brain damage?

After waking up from her four-year coma, caused by a gunshot wound in her head, and apparently with a metal plate in her skull, has the Bride fully regained all her faculties? Or are her mental ...
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Motivation of Killer in The Vanishing (1988)

Be warned spoilers below if you haven't watched the movie. The Killer in The Vanishing (1988, orig.: Spoorloos), his primary motivation as per my understanding was to gauge himself to see if he could ...
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What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?

The show John Doe from 2002/2003 was cancelled before we found out who John was or where he came from. Does anyone know more about that? John was such an interesting character -- had amnesia, could ...
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Why was the necklace given to Sansa in season 4?

If Olenna was counting on killing Joffrey with the poison in the necklace in Game of Thrones season 4, why was it given to Sansa? How could she possibly know that Sansa would wear it to the wedding?
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Siblings move in with creepy uncle

I remember watching this movie when I was a boy and all I remember of it is that these two children brothers and sister have to move in with their creepy uncle in a mansion, and someone died after ...
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What was Mr Bass afraid of?

In 12 Years a Slave it's the conversation with Brad Pitt's character Mr Bass which eventually leads to Solomon's release. During the talk Bass says that he's afraid for both Solomon and himself? Why ...
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Why “The Best Things in Life Are Free?”

In the mid-season finale of Mad Men's season 7 (Episode 7, "Waterloo), Bert Cooper appears to Don and sings a glowing rendition of "The Best Things in Life Are Free." The musical number was a unique ...
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What is the name of the technique of introducing a character via a (often monocoloured) freeze frame?

In the movie snatch (among others) the characters are introduced via a mono coloured freeze frame with the name of the character next to it. An example of this can be found in this video at the 1:22 ...
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Understanding the Flight of the Dead

I was watching the Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia the other day. Everything seemed fine but I didn't get the flight of dead part and those people in the beginning who reported of missing ...
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Who is the fat guy and what is his importance?

In Donnie Darko, during a failed attempt of a kiss, one fat guy is shown. The same fat guy is shown again in some random scenes. Is he some character from film which I missed or is it some cameo? Or ...
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What is the meaning/symbolism behind the spider, when Jesse and Saul are waiting for Walt?

In the middle of the Breaking Bad episode entitled "Confessions", Jesse and Saul are waiting to meet Walt somewhere in the desert. As they are standing next to their car, the camera brings up a close ...
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Was the sword forging scene at the beginning of season 4 CGI or real?

My friend thinks the sword forging scene at the beginning of the 4th season of Game of Thrones was CGI (it certainly was picturesque with the flames dancing along the flow of molten steel). But I ...
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What's this romantic comedy about a housemaid pretending to be the owner?

Need help finding the name of the following movie: There was a guy who lived in an apartment in a big city (likely New York City), and there was a woman who posed as his housesitter/keeper while he ...
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What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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Can a zombie be eaten?

While watching a recent episode of The Walking Dead, there was a scene where Carl and Michone where scavenging houses for food. It occurred to me, why not just eat the zombies? There are different ...
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What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?

Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was right". But what is the source for this ...
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What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie?

Having seen the incredible statistics on the frequency of the use of the word "fuck" in movies in this question: What is the sweariest movie ever?, I thought it might also be worth recording the first ...
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How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?

At the meeting at Bag End Balin says: "You forget the front gate is sealed. There is no way into the mountain." Is there some sort of magical protection on the door making it sealed or is it ...
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Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
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Movie with a truck carrying abducted women

I just recall the trailer. Some guy is driving during the night with his wife who is asleep. There is a truck before us. For a split second, the doors of the truck open and the man driving can see ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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Wouldn't Arthur Tressler's bank return all of his money under the circumstances?

In the movie "Now You See Me", during the second magic show, the Four Horseman steal all of Arthur Tressler's money and give it away to people who had previously held insurance agreements with one of ...
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How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?

In Cloud Atlas, the timelines are not only connected mystically through reincarnation and imagery of past lives (broad explanation), but directly via stories transferred over time. Half of the ...
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Why doesn't Riddick know he's Furyan?

In the extended cut (video version) of The Chronicles of Riddick, while Riddick is on his way from the Planet U.V. going to the Helion system, we see a dream (?? don't know what to call her ??) which ...
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What is the term called for the sudden blackout before the suspense scene?

Mostly in the cartoons and in some TV series or movies sometimes the screen turned black mid-between a sudden surprise scene, which impacts great to maintaining goosebumps. The last i noticed this is ...
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Why didn't Robert Fischer take his own car?

In the first level of dream, Robert Fischer took a taxi cab driven by Arthur. Robert Fischer is a billionaire. So why didn't he have his own limousine? And shouldn't there be private security for him? ...
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Steampunk movie about demons and apocalypse

I saw a movie once and forget the title. It is about: alternate history, set in steam/dieselpunk setting megacorporations fighting over the world some demon-monsters from under the earth group of ...
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Initial scene at the World Health Organization

When Gerry wakes up in the WHO the two guys grill him about who he is and what he is doing there as he's tied down. They make the comment "you know what we are don't you" or something to that affect. ...
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Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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Man dreams of an alien invasion of Earth and it comes true

I'm looking for a Sci-fi movie that aired on PBS in the mid-seventies. I'm guessing at the circa. But I think that was about the time because I had a lot of stuff falling on my head, so remembering a ...
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Main character protects a glass (h)armonica

It's a movie centered around a glass (h)armonica. It's live action, and there was something about magic. I remember sort of stained-glass looking sets, and that the (h)armonica was under attack and ...
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How were all of the ghosts “caught” in the movie Thirteen Ghosts?

In the movie, Thirteen Ghosts it was shown that ghosts can be captured in glass rooms. But how were they trapped there in the first place? The only answer I could find was for the Juggernaut.
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Air Force courier with deadly biological agent caught in hostage drama

I saw this on TV in, I believe, the early 80s. It's about a group of people that are being held hostage by kidnappers and among them is an Air Force officer that is acting as a secret courier for a ...
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Horror movie with girl in a boat and fake party

I remember watching part of a horror movie where some teens were somewhere in Europe at a fake party that was actually planned to find people to kill. I remember this girl in a row boat with a "nice ...
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Couple with two kids decide to separate and then get back together

I am desperately searching for the name of a TV movie which I think was made between late 1990s and mid 2000s. It's about a couple who have separated. They have two kids, a boy and a girl (I think). ...
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Why does Dr. Cox from Scrubs hate Hugh Jackman?

I distinctly remember at least 2 episodes of Scrubs where Dr. Cox insults Hugh Jackman (implied that Hugh is a bad actor) and does anyone know the reason why? I haven't been able to find a clear ...
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Did Billy really play Myra in Hans's vision?

In the movie Seven Psychopaths in the night Hans is high on peyote he has a vision of his late wife Myra telling him that there is no heaven and that she's just sitting in a completely grey room, ...
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What makes a movie a “cult classic”?

As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is ...

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