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Blade Runner - What makes this movie so iconic?

Blade Runner has a lot of buzz around it. Everyone knows the movie, it's widely cited and highly regarded. However, after watching it twice I just wasn't impressed. I thought it was average at ...
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Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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Comedic silent short film identification

I need help identifying a silent short film. It was probably around ten minutes and most of those ten minutes were dedicated to the credits. The "plot" of the film featured a woman walking around town ...
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Does Edge of Tomorrow have an open ending?

At the end Cage is covered in the Omega blood and the time is reset to a different previous waking point in time compared with the reset point in the rest of the movie. The Omega is responsible for ...
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Cold War spy movie, where spy camera is discovered in ceiling light fixture

Please help me identify this movie. Thanks! I have a vague memory of one scene from American movie made in the 60's or 70's. The movie had a claustrophobic & paranoid style similar to "Three ...
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Was there a real Skyfall house in Scotland?

I was re-watching Skyfall, and saw that his parents' house was supposed to have been in Scotland. I was guessing right next to Hogwarts. So, the question is, is Skyfall house a real lodge/house in ...
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Director tries to make a horror film starring an old man!

I think this is a pretty old film. May be a black & white one. A film director tries to makes a horror film in which lead role is played by an old man, who dies later really after shoot is ...
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Does the Oracle in the Matrix have anything to do with an oracle machine in computer science?

An oracle machine as defined by Alan Turing is a Turing machine connected to an oracle which can solve non-computable problems in a single operation, most famously the halting problem. The halting ...
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Plot-oriented adult movies

Despite struggling to word this question in a manner that won't be off-topic; Do some movie studios create adult movies which are mainly plot-oriented? That is, movies with prevalent adult content, ...
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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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Did the marketing of Terminator 2 actually spoil the movie? [closed]

I recently read this article which points out the build-up James Cameron did intentionally to mislead who the assassin robot was in Terminator 2: Judgement Day and how the marketing campaign ...
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Is Lisa quoting something else in Deep Space Homer, or did the writers write this themselves?

In the Simpsons episode Deep Space Homer, when the space shuttle is taking off, Lisa says this: How doth the hero strong and brave, a celestial path in the heavens pave. Is this a reference to ...
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Does Major Cage Still Have the Reset Ability?

At the end of Edge of Tomorrow, after Cage kills the Omega and gets soaked in Omega blood, he regains his ability to jump back in time. We see that he dies and wakes up in the helicopter and all is ...
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Sonny and Carlo's relationship in The Godfather?

In The Godfather I, Carlo is seen as an abuser of his wife Connie, and my general feeling (and maybe yours too) is that he's somewhat of an outsider who wants desperately to get involved in the ...
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How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...
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Cant figure out the name of a sci-fi prisoner transport movie

Ok, this is really bugging me, it was a movie maybe in the 90's, there was a fururistic complex, or city within a very large wall, on the outside of that wall there was desert I believe. A man got ...
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How did Mola “betray Shiva” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

In the ending of Indiana Jones 2, Indy accuses Mola Ram, the priest of "betraying Shiva" or something like that, causing the Sankara stones to ignite and eventually to kill Mola. How had Mola betrayed ...
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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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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How much of the story “actually happened”?

The opening credits of the excellent American Hustle proclaim, somewhat modestly compared to other movies claiming to be based on true stories: Some of this actually happened How much of it ...
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Bad guys (main characters) tie up husband and rape wife; wife joins these bad guys after

American movie. Definitely available in the US. I just remember in one scene these bad guys (who were the main characters, making them sympathetic bad guys) break into some guy's house or hotel ...
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What is this movie about creatures from pictures trying to burn a house down?

I watched a movie years ago about a family who just moved into a house. They had two little girls and they had their own room (I believe it was a play house type room) and they drew pictures of these ...
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Why does Bateman's lawyer call him Davis?

Why does Patrick's lawyer act funny, as if he were joking, when Patrick was confessing to him at the bar? In this question I get an answer In the end, Bateman seemingly kills dozens of police ...
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How come the ground under Aragorn's army did not collapse after the ring is destroyed?

In Battle of the Morannon, when the ring is destroyed in Mount doom, the Dark Tower collapses. Then, The Eye of Sauron implodes and creates a shock wave which causes an earthquake that shatters the ...
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What is a seamless cross-cutting transition called?

Although I don't have a clear example, I'm looking for a transition which is somehow a mix of: Cross-cutting: where two scenes in different locations happen at the same time Graphic match : where ...
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Who is speaking when Gandalf uses the Black Speech?

When Gandalf says the Black Speech from the ring during the secret meeting in Rivendell, someone else is also speaking. Who is that? Is it the ring, or Gandalf? There is distinctly another, deeper, ...
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Were the sequels to Before Sunrise planned when its script was written?

At the end of Before Sunrise, Jesse and Celine decide to meet again on the same platform at a specific time in the future. Before Sunset and Before Midnight continue their story in the future. But was ...
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End of the world movie

Does anyone know the name of this Movie?. Basic plot is a virus kills nearly everyone but some survivors are in Antarctica I think. There is an earthquake predicted in USA which will trigger nuclear ...
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Sci-Fi Movie Where Crewman Gets Space Based Burial

A space movie with a scene in which a crewman dies and is placed in a shell-like coffin, then 2 other crewmen take the coffin outside the spacecraft and push the coffin off into outer-space. The ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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Nick Nolte or Gary Busey lookalike who lives in a warehouse and is a bounty hunter

This movie starts out with a convenience store being robbed in a desert setting. This bounty hunter(a Nolte or Busey lookalike) comes in and shoots the store up with a sawed off shot gun. I believe he ...
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Father dies and daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle

What is the name of the movie where father dies and after his death daughter notices weird relationship between her mother and her uncle? It's pretty recent movie. I think it was made in 2013.
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Did Saul poison Brock?

In Breaking Bad Saul has been shown at Andrea's new house, where he delivers Jesse's money directly to Andrea. Both her and Brock are familiar with him, we even see him conversing with Brock. Also ...
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Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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Fellini-esque movie with a general in a toilet

It was likely an Italian film made in the 70s. The scene was a military parade. The parading army and audiences were waiting for the general who was on the toilet. He finally stood up off the seat, ...
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Cartoon with dinosaur named Scott

There was a cartoon (probably around 1990) with a dinosaur named "Scott" (or something like this). He had his purpose to reach the green valley. Although he didn't manage too, he was happy because he ...
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Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries

What is the connection between Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries? Is it Carrie Bradshaw's childhood days shown in The Carrie Diaries? If so what happens to Carrie's sister in The Carrie Diaries? ...
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Could the twelve districts support the Capitol?

In the world of Panem the country is organised into twelve districts which support the capitol We see the Reaping in D12 which contains (by my estimate around 400 children), again by my estimate ...
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Is The Fall movie based on real events?

In the end of the movie The Fall (2006) there are several black-and-white scenes shown from (I suppose) old comedy movies with humorous stunts and such. The movie itself is centered around a man who ...
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Open door as the only possible way to get into the room

I was watching Season 1 episodes of Prison Break again, and in the last episode where they break out of the jail, Warden along with detectives are investigating the Doctor's room. One of them report ...
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Did Christian Bale star in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (1981)?

Christian Bale is said to be in the BBC's 1981 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, after watching it over and over again. I can't find him. I think he is one of the little boys but I am ...
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Horror movie where a group of friends were killed in sleep

I watched it perhaps around 2008. It was a horror film. In the movie, a group of friends (2 girls and 3 boys maybe) got killed in a remote house probably in woods. They were lured there by an old man ...
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Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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How much time has passed between Series 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones?

We watched the first episode of the second season last night and I'm a little unsure. On the one hand Daenerys' story and the plot of Rob's crusade doesn't seem to have moved on very far at all. On ...
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What was in the suitcase that the new Extremis recruit dropped in Iron Man 3?

In Iron Man 3, about 25 minutes into the movie, one of Aldrich Killian's henchman walks over to a guy, and asks, "Can you regulate?". Then Happy Hogan bumps into the person who was asked, ...
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Secret Service codenames for West Wing characters

I've just finished watching Season 3 of The West Wing. In the last few episodes of that season the Secret Service have the codenames Flamingo for C.J. and Eagle for the President. Do other characters ...
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Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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Mystery thriller. Serial killer. Blonde art student is potential victim

There's a thriller murder serial killer movie I remember. I think it was on Cinemax late night. I was a kid, it was around the late 80s early 90s. I kinda remember a hot female blonde working on a ...
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Russian pilot ejects over US, lives in some kind of bunker, befriends kids

As it says on the tin. Looking for, I believe, late 1980s, early 1990s movie about a Russian pilot who ejects over the US. He lives and hides out in some kind of concrete bunker, possibly some kind ...
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In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?

Mystic River is set in a Boston community which is rocked by the fatal shooting of a young woman. Everyone begins to suspect Dave, who was seen with the victim before the murder and then came home ...

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