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When did shows start repeating the last few seconds/minutes after commercials?

You know the deal. You are watching a show. Something big is about to happen. Commercial... Then they go back 30 secs to a minute in the show after the commercial. Some shows are terrible about ...
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How does a movie get animals to “like” a character?

Suppose there is a movie in which the heroine is liked a lot by animals (as a means of foreshadowing how lovable she is to people). Would they use an actress or actor that is naturally well-liked by ...
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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 fired/...
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Is there a specific style or genre name for Jackie Chan's movies?

Aside from the obvious Action or Martial Arts, Jackie Chan's movies are filled with very angular fight scenes (i.e. Punch, Hesitation, Retraction, Counter, etc...). There is a deliberateness to it, ...
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Man at a farm saves two women from a rapist and then robs a bank with them; satanic cult activity at the farm

I have been searching for the name of this movie for some time now with now results. A man lives alone at a farm house. He comes across a man trying to rape these two woman and kills the rapist. The ...
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Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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President sacrificed to kill the alien but failed?

At first, I'm not native English speaker and I don't have many friends from outside countries. Scene: *"The president (or someone similar, vice president, maybe...) was about going to sacrificed ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in Nashville,...
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How does the mad scientist obtain a digital copy of the classified document?

Late in RED 2 the "mad scientist" Dr. Edward Bailey claims that he himself published the classified document on the Internet using a phone that he stole from the asylum guard. The classified document ...
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Why would Randall be out of a job?

In Monsters Inc. Boo fights back against Randall and gives Sulley a chance to grab him by the throat and restrain him. Boo roars at Randall as Sulley holds him and Sulley says something like: ...
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Why did they allow Anna onto the helicopter?

At the end of Predator we see Anna is on the American helicopter when Dutch gets there. Why did they allow her on? As far as they were concerned, she was a random stranger at best and a guerilla ...
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La Pianista - why did she break the girl's hand?

In the middle of the movie, the main character (the piano teacher), breaks one of her students' hands by placing a bunch of broken glass in the pocket of her jacket, destroying her musical ambitions ...
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Who did we hear in Bran's vision in S06E06?

In the beginning sequence of Game of Thrones S06E06 we see Bran's visions, and in them the Mad King cries "burn them all!" many times. But when Myra stops and touches Bran's face, during his vision of ...
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What is the significance to the manner of suicides in Virgin Suicides

Is there some sort of significance or symbolism to the fact that all the sisters committed suicide in different ways. It would have been easier for them all to go out in the same way. For reference - ...
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Why did Chewie not get a Medal or anything?

In Star Wars, why did Chewbacca not get a medal when the others did, during the celebration ceremony for the destruction of the original/prototype Death Star?
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A 50s/60s Horror B-Movie with a wobbly-spiked monster

I'm trying to identify a movie which I recall being terrified by when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I can only remember one scene, but hopefully I can provide enough information for someone to ...
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Why and to which extent was The Night Manager recut for international release?

While The Night Manager was released on its original TV channels BBC One (UK) and AMC (US) as 6 60-minute episodes, it has been repacketed in other countries (at least Germany) as 8 45-minute episodes ...
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Why does Heroes show inconsistent versions of the same scene

I've noticed on Heroes that when they start off from a scene they showed on the previous episode that the scene is slightly different, like it's another shooting of the same scene, or maybe just a ...
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What happened to Sheldon's assistant, Alex?

In some episodes of Season 6, Sheldon had a young assistant named Alex Jensen. However, she did not appear in Season 7 nor 8. Is there any mention or explanation as to why she did not appear in later ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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Was “Adam's Rib” advanced for its time?

The movie, Adam's Rib came out in 1949. It was about a married couple, both lawyers, facing off against each other in court, about whether a woman, as opposed to a man, could invoke the "unwritten law"...
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How close is Masters of Sex to the actual events?

Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I ...
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How did they create The Shadow's disguise?

In his 1994 movie The Shadow uses his psychic abilities to somehow alter his face to look like another person as part of his disguise. I've often wondered how this was actually done in the movie. It ...
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Why does no one notice the Joker's presence as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight , when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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Are Dwight's “What is my perfect crime?” lines in S05E08 - “Frame Toby” a reference to something?

Are Dwight's "What is my perfect crime?" lines in Season 5, Episode 8 titled "Frame Toby", a reference to something? What is being referenced to? The lines: Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I ...
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Thriller movie with woman afraid to leave her apartment

I watched it in the 90's on TV, the movie was most probably from the 80's. It was in colour and I'm quite sure it was American. The protagonist was a young woman, living alone in a big city and afraid ...
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Was casting adults as teenagers more common in the past?

I've think I've noticed that decades ago, Hollywood seemed to be more okay casting actors in their 30s as teenagers. In Grease, for example, Stockard Channing was 34, Jamie Donnelly was 31, Michael ...
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Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
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Why is Brienne of Tarth devoted to Renly Baratheon

When we first meet Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones S02E03, she's fighting in a tournament to impress Renly Baratheon, when she wins she requests the honour to serve him. There are several points ...
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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space

I'm trying to remember what movie this was. The bad guys, like 2 or 3, were trapped in a 2 dimensional plane that flew out into space. Family guy did a short parody once I think. I asked a few people ...
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Why adding “in colour” when referring to “Wizard of Oz”?

In the 3rd episode of the 4th season of Episodes, Matt takes Beverly to a Golden Globe gift party. While entering it she says (writing from memory): It's like being in Wizard of Oz. In colour. ...
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
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Who is Katniss' love interest?

Is Katniss in love with Gale Hawthorne or Peeta Mellark? I have never read the books, only seen the movies. There are various scenes in both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire that can argue both ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie with a man and his dog. Spends his time making traps for zombies

I think it was released in about 2011/2012. There is a man and a dog in an abandoned city, with skyscrapers and everything. I think he is trying to get to his family or something. In the city also ...
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Is the movie “Vacation” (2015) a sequel, reboot, or remake?

I saw the movie "Vacation" (2015) on DirecTv last night. I consider the new movie to be a sequel to the original film (National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983), since the plot revolves around the character ...
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What does Nux say?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.
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Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the Hunger Games a second time?

Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the games a second time in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire if she was so important? It would seem like a much safer approach to have just taken Katniss to ...
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Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song the dwarves sang in Bilbo's house in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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Boy can bring anyone back to life for 8 minutes

I had a friend tell me this story once .. The boy can bring anyone back from the dead (not physically i think but like a spirit) and talk to him and find out how that person died, ask him questions ...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

After Hope punched Scott in Ant-Man, he asked something about her hand, I'm not sure what, something like: "were you going for the hand"? What exactly did he say and what does that mean?
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What is the real name of the Resident Evil character “K-Mart”?

In the Resident Evil series (first on screen in Extinction), there is a girl who calls herself K-Mart. She's quite the fan of Alice, so eventually this happens: She befriends and looks up to Alice ...
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Why did the T-Rex help Claire?

In the climax of Jurassic World (2015), when the genetically modified dinosaur Indominus Rex kills all the raptors trained by the hero, Claire releases the T-Rex from the cage. It assists in defeating ...
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How did Romilly survive 23 years on the Endurance?

It is stated in Interstellar that each one hour spent on Miller's Planet equals seven years earth time. Cooper and his colleagues spend some time on the planet, and by the time they return, Romilly ...
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Are there movie sequels in which the original movie can be seen? [closed]

Sequels take place in a universe where the events of the first movie exist. But are there sequels that take place in a universe where the first movie exists.. as a movie ? Yes basically, this is our ...
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Red and green laser cannons in “Fury”

As far as I can tell the movie "Fury" was not supposed to be sci-fi, but rather a realistic WWII movie. Despite this, it seems that the German troops were equipped with green laser cannons and the ...
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Where was Ghost during the 'Battle of the Bastards'?

Could anyone tell where Ghost had been during Season 6 Episode 9 of Game of Thrones, 'Battle of the Bastards'? I am sure he would have done a lot of damage.
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How many Batmen have existed in TV and movies?

Since everybody is talking about the new Batman movie, I've read people claiming that this one does look like the Batman from the comics and cartoons. I've done some research and now I know people ...
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How does Amy escape capture?

In the movie Gone Girl, Amy has killed a man. She has his blood all over him. The cameras in the house would prove that Neil’s character was innocent. Even the smallest of investigations would prove ...

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