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80's Cartoon movie set in space with mining lasers as weapons

main character was a young guy.... a miner. Bad guy that ran the mining asteroid looks kinda like Darth Vader. Bad guy steals main character's GF, so he embarks on a mission to free her and eventually ...
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B&W Holocaust film, children taken to a gas chamber, smiling SS-man with a dog

This is black and white film, I saw that single scene probably in early 90s, it was black and white and seemed old. There was a group of children being taken to a gas chamber, I believe, and there was ...
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What are light meters used for in digital movies?

I know when shooting on film, a light meter is used to determine the amount of exposure time for the film to get the right colours. It also mentions they're used to to determine the optimum light ...
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Help identify this Mech movie

Saw it in a bar in California, in or around 2009. It looked like it was shot similarly to "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", i.e. live action actors on a green-screen and CGI background. The ...
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Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In Breaking Bad, Walter says in the final season I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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188 views

Questions after watching X-Men days of future past

I have some questions about X-Men: Days of Future Past: Does Wolverine still have his Adamantiam claws at the end of the movie? Since the future has been rewritten will there be movies to fill us in ...
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What is the theme music of Breaking Bad?

Where does the theme of Breaking Bad (intros and sometimes during the episodes) come from? Is it a song or a short piece written specifically for this show? Also can it be found on any official CD ...
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How did Zander Barcalow get to be an instructor so quickly?

In Starship Troopers Rico first meets Zander at a sports game while they're both at school, Zander brags about enlisting which prompts many of the film's main characters to do the same. The next time ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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84 views

The meaning of the adopted African boy in Fargo?

In the TV show Fargo Police Chief Bill Oswalt (Bob Odenkirk) adopts an african boy towards the end of the series. It is mentioned in one scene where he introduces him to Molly. The boy explains that ...
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Why Harlan DeGroat had to do that to Rodney Baze Jr.?

I'm talking about the movie Out of the Furnace where Harlan kills Rodney and John Petty. In the movie, Rodney owes a lot of money to Harlan. So, Rodney agrees to fight with some guy to clear his debt ...
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Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
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87 views

How did Baby's Dad let her down in Dirty Dancing?

I just watched Dirty Dancing with my wife the other night - great dancing, but man, pretty much a B-movie end-to-end otherwise. One line in particular utterly baffled me...when Baby (Jennifer Grey) ...
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How was the flu so deadly in Season 4 of The Walking Dead?

In AMC's The Walking Dead, how did the flu take out so much of the population? Me and people I've known have gotten plenty of them. The only time I hear of them killing people is extremely weak and ...
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How was The Second Coming received by Christian groups?

I recently watched The Second Coming which is a story of Steve, a kind-hearted video store clerk from Manchester who disappears for forty days and forty nights before he is found wandering the Moors ...
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How was Kung Fu Panda received in China?

Considering that the film is an American kung-fu production which takes on Chinese traditions and culture, how was it received in China? Did local critics consider it a humorous animated Chinese tale? ...
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How does Ed Exley hear what's said outside the interview room?

At the end of L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley is in a (supposedly) sound-proof interview room, giving a statement to two detectives. He is observed by a group of others, including the chief of police and ...
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“Tag…You're It” Short clip from 80's

I'm looking for a short, it was NOT part of a movie. Pictured was a guy or girl being chased through the forest. The scene was scary, the person running was in fear of his/her life. The baddie ...
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Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?

Prime Minister: Annie, my darling, my dream, my boat. Ah...Need you to do a favor for me. Annie: Of course. Anything for the hero of the hour. Prime Minister: Don't ask me why, and ...
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What is the significance of the Wolf in last episode of Fargo?

[Spoiler Alert] In the last episode of Fargo, Gus is driving a car when he suddenly spots a Wolf in the middle of the road. This makes him stop the Car and also coincidentally identify Malvo's ...
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What did Hank find under Walt's car in S2E2 (Grilled) and why was it there?

I missed it the first time I watched the series but on a second watching I just noticed after Walt goes missing (taken by Tuco), Hank goes to Walt's house with the APD detective to ask Skyler some ...
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Laura's coconut secret

I'm watching through the weird Twin Peaks series. If you remember, Laura Palmer, in one of her tapes to Dr. Jacoby, talks about her secret coconut (or secret in the coconut, maybe). What did she mean ...
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Why is it Okay for movies / TV shows, to show that their story is based on real events when it is actually not?

I just finished watching the TV show Fargo. Each episode begins with the lines that this is based on real events. When I looked for it on Wikipedia, it said However, this claim is completely ...
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Why Did Lester Frame His Nephew?

Why did Lester frame his nephew in Fargo? As if it wasn't sociopathic enough to frame his brother. I wonder why it was necessary to go to the extra trouble to go all the way upstairs and plant ...
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63 views

Old Czech or Yugoslavian movie?

I saw a movie when I was a kid about a guy in love with a girl. He would write poems for her. The girl wore a top hat in some scenes. I barely remember the movie, but I remember it made a huge ...
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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41 views

Did the bodachs know Odd could see them?

In Odd Thomas (2013) we see early on when we're introduced to the bodachs that if they know you can see them, they'll kill you. Throughout the movie, we see Odd trying to avoid looking at the bodachs, ...
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Is there a name for a dead character (both male and female) that appears more frequently than others in TV / movie scripts?

Scripts often employ device of a dead relative, to explain a characters motivation. In most cases, we never meet these characters, but they are named. For example, in Children of Men, Clive Owen and ...
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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Did Ryan really never cry?

In the Wilfred episode "Questions" (S02E11), during Ryan's trip within a trip he learns that the cause for his panic attacks isn't little Joffrey crying but merely Kristen telling him not to cry, ...
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Why do the instructions rhyme in English?

The notes on the map to One-Eyed Willy's treasure are all in Spanish. When the Goonies get to the organ trap/puzzle, Mouth reads the instructions: To move on, play the tune......as each note is ...
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Is there any further significance to the choice of Verdun as battlefield?

Prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow the United Defense Force achieves a significant (if not their only) victory against the invading Mimics at no other place than Verdun, in which Rita Vrataski ...
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Trying to find an Alright on the Night episode

I've been trying to discover which UK (It'll be) Alright on the Night episode, from the 1980s, featured a clip of a TV presenter's voice introducing a prison drama, which then cuts to some kids ...
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What is the function of Darth Vader's helmet?

He's only seen without it on two occasions. The first is in TESB, very briefly, from behind, when he's in his quarters apparently undergoing some sort of medical procedure, possibly a regular ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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Boy breaks into (toy) store and then goes into another world

I'm looking for a kids movie I used to watch in the 1990's. It was either made in the 1980's or 1990's. It was about a boy. I believe he breaks into some type of store or toy store and then goes into ...
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A late 80's or an early 90's biker movie

While watching this movie "Under the skin", there's this scene of a biker on a highway like this, The above picture reminds me of a movie I've watched in VCR in early 90's probably this movie ...
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Other apes with gained intelligence?

In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, when Caesar was moved to the ape sanctuary, it was shown that Caesar was with another big ape that was able to communicate through sign language. This was ...
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A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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Why does air traffic control react a certain way in “The Strain” S01E01?

Be warned. Spoilers ahead. I feel like I'm missing something obvious... at the beginning of episode S01E01 of The Strain, air traffic control notices the flight has simply stopped on the runway. ...
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Pregnant woman screams under apartment

In this movie there is a scene where a pregnant woman who has no home goes to the apartment building of the guy who left her pregnant and screams to him to let her in. He is at the apartment with ...
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216 views

Movie where only a man and a woman left astray in a random place, followed by big cloud of darkness

There is this one movie where the beginning is in an old farm side I think. Then after that, everything changes and a series of events occur. Then there is this girl inside a bus writing on her ...
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Were the events in “Passion” really happening or a dream?

I have just seen the film Passion (2012), and seriously, I don't get any of it. Wikipedia does not have a detailed storyline of the movie and other sites just have a review. I would like to know what ...
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180 views

I can't recall the name of a horror movie / TV-show I saw years ago.

I'm not sure if this is a nightmare I've had since I was young, because I'm pretty sure I saw this on TV. Anyway, the plot goes something like this: There's this big mansion, I think it's wine-red, ...
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Movie about (bank?) thieves who hide money behind paintings

I saw a part of this movie as a kid in the mid 80's. It was about robbers (I think) who try to hide their loot behind paintings, painting it into walls etc.... Does anyone recall this movie?
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Movie about a boys orphanage

About 12 years ago, I was watching Television and came by a movie about a boys orphanage (or I think it was one) ruled by some religious order in a war environment. Because it was so long ago, the ...
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213 views

Western where hero ties up dead\unconscious fat man

I last saw this film in 2003, and I want to know what it's called. It was on Channel 5 UK if that helps. Here's what I recall: In one scene, the main character is seen tying up a dead man using ...
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A movie most likely related to Yoni Natanyahu

I watched the movie about 10 years ago when I was a kid. It's about a special troop secretly flying a long way to the enemy's airport to rescue the hostages imprisoned there. 10 years later, I learnt ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...

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