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Why was Mason Verger in a wheelchair?

In Hannibal (2001), we get some back story on Mason Verger and Hannibal Lecter. During this back story, Mason is a young and fit individual, but as we see, a little too eager to party. Hannibal has ...
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Ultimately, who was the Scranton Strangler?

Throughout the U.S. version of The Office, there were many hints (or red herrings?) that Toby Flenderson, who served on the jury which convicted George Howard Skub as the Scranton Stranger, was ...
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Name the Jackie Chan movie which involves a ring that after wearing it made people disappear

In this movie Jackie chan and his friends try to fool one of their friends by giving him a fake ring? The friend eventually tries to spy the main actress bathing, but is caught by surprise that the ...
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On what evidence could the police arrest MayFly man?

In Sherlock's S03E02 (The Sign of Three) Sherlock identified the cameraman as the MayFly man and also the attempted murder of Bainbridge. But Sherlock couldn't find any murder weapon or any live ...
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Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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A boy dies in search of happiness

A movie in which a boy dies in search of happiness. I remember that he died in a bus somewhere in a forest. What is the name of this movie?
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679 views

Why did Mike shoot through Chow's right hand?

When Mike rescued Chow, who was being held hostage by cartel's hitmen, he asked if the lady to whom Chow spoke in Chinese can drive. When Chow replied that she can drive, Mike shot him through his ...
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Non-Shrek film with Donkey

I remember seeing trailers an animated film a long time ago featuring Donkey from the Shrek franchise and other animals (I think there was a lion), but not any other Shrek characters. I think I also ...
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591 views

Why is Jesse's car's trunk going up and down in Breaking Bad?

In the first season of Breaking Bad, we can see Jesse's car's trunk going up and down a few times. Although one of those cases is when Walt and Jesse are locked in the trunk, another time it seems to ...
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135 views

Mel Gibson movie where he picks the pocket of a guy on the street

I remember seeing a few scenes of this movie and would like to figure out the name: So the main character was probably Mel Gibson or someone very similar. The story was set around 90s in a bigger ...
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What kind of creature bit the enemy's leg in China in Skyfall?

What kind of animal was it that looks like a giant lizard in the China scene? What is the actual name of that creature?
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249 views

A haunted house with creepy people living

I'm trying to look for the movie that i watched a long time ago. I don't know the title as when I saw it on TV it was in the middle of the movie already. So the story goes like, there's a creepy house ...
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How were the zooming sequences performed?

In Limitless, one of the initial scenes features a unique zooming effect that is a rare find. How was this achieved and do these scenes serve any purpose story-wise or meant as a simple mind trip to ...
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Killing them softly: explanation of the allegory

The Brad Pitt film, Killing them softly, is an allegory of 2008's subprime economic crisis. I'd like to know who each of the characters in the film is supposed to represent in relation to the crisis. ...
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Why animation was used in several scenes of Revolver?

Revolver. Though, An amazing movie regarding EGO, EGO and EGO... At most times, the movie included actual animations of Andre, Liotta and several other characters. Like - when the money was stolen, ...
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718 views

Seinfeld credits - Jason Alexander as George [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured? In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say ‘with so and so’ for some actors? In the credits of ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau" , it was never revealed who was "The Chairman". 1) Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this ...
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How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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Puzzle-based game-show with a bald host and themed rooms

A bald anchor different theme-based rooms/locations contestants had to find keys/diamonds etc within time-limit In the end, on a stage; a large glass globe has many paper-chits hurled inside. eg., ...
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From where does Detective Bobby Goren draw his wealth of knowledge?

Detective Robert Goren of Law and Order: Criminal Intent is often compared to Sherlock Holmes and draws on experience in the US Army as a criminal investigator. He knows facts from a huge variety ...
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Which was the first movie remake?

I want to know Which was the first movie remake in the history of movies? I do not mean reboot. I mean remake i.e. with same story (mostly).
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515 views

Movie with a failed undercover meeting due to an overheating microphone

A recent ID question on an eavesdropping gone wrong evoked some memories in me of a similar scene in another movie, though with a different premise (and mood?). It was about a police employee wiring ...
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Alien mask gives a teenager an exoskeleton and superpowers

I watched this movie sometime in the 90s. It’s about a teen who finds an alien mask, and when he puts it on it covers his body with an exoskeleton and gives him super powers. The only way to defeat ...
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What happened to Mike and Carol's former spouses?

In the Brady Bunch (the TV show, not the film series), the title song establishes that the 6 new step-siblings are from Mike and Carol's former marriages (or partnerships). What happened to Mike's ...
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Dave Chappelle and Half Baked

Someone once told me that Dave Chappelle was unhappy the way Half Baked came out, that he wanted it to have either a different tone or something. I have looked around, but haven't found any hard ...
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395 views

A movie with giant lampreys (snake-like sea creatures) attacking a boat

I'm trying to remember the name of a (somewhat horror) movie in which some people get somehow stranded in a boat , and as usuall, things go wrong. The main plot is that some giant lampreys ...
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Trope for nonlethal force being used in film fight scenes?

Is there a particular trope identifying drawn out fight scenes in film and TV where the Villain resorts to using wrestling moves vs. the Hero: punches, bear hugs, and body throws, rather than more ...
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Why do people in movies commit suicide by slitting their wrists in the wrong direction?

It is commonly known that the probability of surviving while slitting your wrists is much higher if you cut horizontally and that you should cut along the forearm to cut a longer portion of the vein ...
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Two boys trick another boy by prentending to be a girl online

I'm looking for an movie where two boys creates an fake Facebook account and start chatting with boy on their school. Later in the movie they start to send nudes and all his nudes ends up at school ...
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Did Ender love Valentine…in a romantic way?

Yep I know they were siblings but, throughout Ender's Game Ender only told Valentine what he feels. He saw her in a game. Why not Petra? And I can feel that he loves her in a different way or maybe I ...
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What kind of flashlights are used in the X-Files by the FBI?

I've noticed that in the X-Files series the FBI agents use flashlights that has very strong light. There are many dark scenes and when in buildings they usually don't use the electricity of the ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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What does the “they've gone to plaid” joke mean?

When Dark Helmet orders Spaceball One to go to ludicrous speed, we see it leave a trail of plaid behind. Is this a reference to a specific movie or language idiom?
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What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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Why CSI members always use flashlight to examine a crime scene?

I usually watch CSI a lot with my wife so we have this question: When they start to seek for evidences they always use flashlights, even when they are in a room that has no energy suppression. I ...
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How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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About Zoe Barnes in the second season of House of Cards

All of us were frightened about the final destiny of Zoe in the second season of House of Cards. But after the scene I was wondering... how could Frank escape from the crime scene without any ...
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Why is the choir in South Park episode 301 called “Getting Gay With Kids”?

In the episode 301 "Rainforest Shmainforest" there is an organisation (a kids choir) which advocates for preserving rain-forests. The whole plot of the episode is about Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman ...
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If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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Undercover agent joins reality show where they fight to the death

At some point in the movie, two things happen I can recall: They find some phsyco criminal, bust him out of a moving van (he's going to his death sentence), and get him to fight in this cage for ...
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When does Fox's licence on the X-Men run out?

Is there any evidence of Fox and Marvel coming to an agreement for characters from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men franchise to appear in each other's films? If not, when does Fox's ...
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Feudal Japan TV series

I'm looking for the title of a TV series probably from the 80s. It's about a British captain coming to feudal Japan with his crew, but Japan is already influenced by Spanish missionaries and in ...
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Camera sway as cinematic technique?

I've noticed a trend in movies where the camera "sways" during quiet, drama scenes, as opposed to "shaky cam" which is used during action scenes. I've noticed its use in both political/war movies and ...
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Two medical students who are best friends decide to sleep together

This movie is the predecessor of No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. I remember that the two best friends are medical students and one day they decide to sleep together without the ...
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Boy shows a girl named Jane his dad's plate collection

A guy gets beat up by his father for showing his girlfriend his collection of expensive plates. If I remember correctly the girlfriend's name is Jane. Which movie is this scene from?
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What is the budget of a typical modern B-movie?

B movies are generally considered to be low budget films without the greatest production values. But where is the line in the sand that divides a B-movie from its richer brethren? (Also, who draws ...
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Ambulance drivers who are junkies

A guy starts working as an ambulance driver, and is paired to an experienced ambulance driver, who starts corrupting him and getting him into drugs. There is a very distinctive scene at the end of ...
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What does Gary King become in the end? Why team up with blanks?

What does Gary King become in the end? Is he happy now that he has found a purpose in life? Or is he simply content to repeat the Golden Mile crawl once again, this time with blanks? Why choose the ...
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African American captures Spanish president's assassination on film

I was watching a movie a while ago and forgot the movie title. It was about an African American who was touring Europe. He at a Spanish presidential ceremony when the president was assassinated. The ...

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