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How did Skynet know about Kyle Reese?

In Terminator Salvation, Skynet casts Kyle Reese and John Connor as its two most wanted humans. How did it know about Kyle Reese's existence? John Connor's story as something of a messiah appears to ...
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Western about a sheriff with a tin star made by children

There are many westerns about reluctant sheriffs, including "The Tin Star," but the one I am looking for has a star that children made for the sheriff, misspelled if I recall correctly. Like usual ...
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Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Heist movie where a guy uses camouflage and fails

This movies dates before 2000. It is about a heist, if I recall correctly, a diamond is the objective. The particular scene I remember is one guy using a camouflage to blend with the floor of the ...
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Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?

In the final minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012) the character played by Joaquin Phoenix enters a bar and makes suggestive eye contact with a woman there, and then scene cuts to the ...
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Did any character in “A Scanner Darkly” resemble Philip K. Dick himself?

The ends of the book and movie versions of "A Scanner Darkly" list people author Philip K. Dick knew who suffered illnesses due to long-term drug use, and Dick himself is on the list. Indeed, as wiki ...
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Is it historically true that Ip Man beat a Japanese General in a martial-art match?

In the film Ip Man (2008), Ip Man fights Japanese Army general Miura in a martial arts match and beats him. Is that incident historically true? If not, what was the real incident?
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Why is the German version of Prometheus released 2 months after the world premiere?

Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version. The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 ...
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What happened to the natives?

In Aguirre: The Wrath of God, two natives approach the raft, and are taken aboard. After the priest on the raft attempts to convert them by showing them the bible and saying that it is the word of ...
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What is the name of the John Woo movie that has this telephone caller id tracing battle scene?

The main scene I remember is that some kidnappers do a sophisticated setup (which they are kind of proud of) to avoid tracing of the caller id. Basically they set up a battery of anti-tracing devices ...
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A mother takes her children to a buffalo farm

This movie was from around I saw in 2004 or 2005 (English/Hollywood). There was a main protagonist, although I can't remember what he looked like. But there was this other lady (single parent) she ...
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What's with the “wobbly” swords in Chinese martial arts movies?

In various martial arts movies set in China, we see swords that are "wobbly" (for lack of a better term). Sometimes the effect is subtle, visible only if you pay attention to the moment when two ...
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Movie about a guy/killer living in a hidden bathroom in a newly occupied house

What I remember about this movie is: It was made more than 20-30 years ago. I think the guy/killer lived in the whole house at first but for some reason the house needed to be sold and he wanted to ...
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Is Heath Ledger seen in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?

Any one observe this? It's interesting to see Heath Ledger in the restaurant .. Is that really Heath Ledger in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?
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Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

Are there any officially declared answers to why exactly "Man of Steel" had such heavy, dark tones throughout the movie? Usually such themes are used to depict harsh times in a movie. But here, the ...
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How “directed” were the activities filmed in Disney's Monkey Kingdom?

While watching the plot of Monkey Kingdom unfold, I became very curious about just how directed many of the scenes were. This is perhaps a slightly broad question, but I think it's still a good one. ...
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Doug Stamper / Frank Underwood backstory — why is he so loyal?

(Possible spoilers) Doug Stamper appears to be possibly the only loyal character in the world of House of Cards. Without saying too much, even when Stamper appears to be siding with other ...
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Why is Bugs Bunny confused by the name “Hansel?”

I believe the cartoon is entitled Bewitched Bunny. Unfortunately, I don't have a video describing the scene. In short, Bugs Bunny (dressed as a truant officer) shows up at the witch's house who is ...
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The Rock: Mistake or deliberate?

I just watched an old classic, The Rock from 1996 with Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery (among other) and while watching it I noticed something I hadn’t notice before which didn’t quite sit well in my ...
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How did Jack Crawford know Clarice was in danger once the FBI realized the house in Illinois was empty?

When the FBI agent states that no one is in the house they checked at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, Jack Crawford looks worried and says Clarice's name, as if he's concerned about her safety. ...
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What line was cut after “nobody's perfect” from Some Like It Hot?

The famous last lines of Some Like It Hot are Jerry (removing wig): I'm a man! Osgood: Well, nobody's perfect! However, if you watch Jack Lemmon (Jerry) carefully in the according movie ...
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Animated movie that aired on Cartoon Network about a world of toys

This has been bugging me for a LONG time now and was hoping someone knew the title to this animated movie I saw a long time ago on Cartoon Network. When I say long, it possibly aired on Cartoon ...
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Are Attorney General Special Agents real?

In Castle season 5 episode 23, Beckett and Castle investigate a case alongside a Special Agent who works for the Attorney General's Office. I did a bit of searching and from what I found, it seems ...
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Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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What is the device taken from Alex Trusks at the end of Hypercube?

The Cube series is a really complicated movie series. At the end of the Hypercube, Kate gives a device to some serious guys (military guys maybe). This device was taken from Alex Trusks' neck. What ...
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Why was Renton wet after the dream sequence?

When Renton went into a dream sequence where he dived into a toilet to get his pill, why was he sopping wet when he went back to his flat afterwards? Was he still in a dream, is the rest of the film ...
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Why have Joan and Don never gotten together?

In the tenth episode of the fifth season, in an episode titled "Christmas Waltz," Joan and Don visit a Jaguar dealership to test drive a car, and subsequently find themselves at a bar discussing their ...
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In Tombstone what is the meaning of the line spoken by Doc Holiday?

In the movie Tombstone, Val Kilmer gives a brilliant delivery of the line "I'll be your huckleberry." I cannot remember any dialogue leading up to it that explained this retort. Was there any or ...
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Was the little girl at Lerner Airfield real?

When the passengers of Con Air arrive at Lerner Airfield serial killer Garland Greene goes on a little scouting trip and finds a little girl playing tea party at a deserted swimming pool. He talks ...
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Is the jewellery in the 2016 adaptation of War and Peace genuine?

I've been watching the 2016 BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and also reading about it on the internet between episodes. One of the rumours I've come across is that the jewellery used on set ...
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How much did Blade Runner influence the Reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

The classic Blade Runner film is seen to be the archetypical story of machine who are men. It covers many of the classic literature conflicts, man vs man, man vs technology, man vs self, man vs ...
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Was it that easy to fake identities back in the 1950s?

In S01E12 of Mad Men which was titled "Nixon vs. Kennedy", there is a flashback of the story of How Don Draper (Dick Whitman) exchanged identity with his fellow soldier after the explosion accident in ...
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Movie about idyllic town being “generated” by a person, sinkholes appear when she's not concentrating

I probably watched this movie about 10+ years ago, language was English. I'm not sure if I've remembered all of this entirely correctly. Movie starts out with the main character growing up in this ...
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Why did the Pollos Hermanos attacks not bring more suspicion?

In season 4 episode 6 of Breaking Bad we see a Pollos Hermanos delivery truck attacked by cartel members. They leave the truck a shot up mess with no survivors. This event would have brought a lot ...
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A young punk gets mentored by a classy old gentlemen

I've been trying for ages to find the title of a film that I watched once when I was a child. The story, as I remember it, goes like this: A relatively young, 20-30-ish guy, very hot-headed, but with ...
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How is Neo able to see after going blind in Revolutions

This question relates to the movie : Matrix Revolutions In this third installment, we see Neo, in the real world, fighting Bane. Bane's mind has been replaced by Agent Smith. Bane, in his head, is ...
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What does Marco's answer to the Khan about women and wine mean?

In the pilot of Marco Polo, Marco is asked in front of the Khan's court which land he thinks has the most beautiful women. He answers: In Italy we have a saying: „The true sweetness of wine is ...
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Season 2: Why was Penny searching for magnetic anomalies?

In the Lost Season Finale 2, some people detect a magnetic anomaly and call Penny. I have seen the whole series, but I cannot say how Penny is aware of huge magnetic forces and the search of Desmond. ...
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Why is Walter White riding on “A Horse with No Name”?

At the beginning of the Breaking Bad episode "Caballo Sin Nombre" (S03E02) Walt drives his Aztek through the desert singing along to America's "A Horse with No Name" on the radio, before getting ...
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What is the relationship between theaters and film distribution?

I've always been a little confused at "big screen" film distribution so I thought I would ask here. How do movie theaters relate to one another in terms of what films they can show and their ...
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What was the first appearance of the “Shop Around the Corner” romcom plot?

In The Shop Around the Corner (1940), two characters bicker in person while falling in love anonymously through letters. The plot has been repeated in In the Good Old Summertime (1949), You've Got ...
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Punishment for bad behavior - a moped!

In Donnie Darko there is an exchange between Donnie's parents about some behavior over which they were called in to see the principal. Later, they are sitting together, eating in silence, each lost ...
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Why didn't they use Hitler as one of the six ghosts?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. In the real story, two priests claimed that there were six demons including Adolf Hitler, Judas Iscariot and Nero. But in the ...
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A movie where people's brains are being erased

In this movie, after lots of wars and self-destruction, humanity has decided the best way to survive is to make people dumb by placing a device on the head. In the first scene the hero goes to a ...
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Why did Maya know that Osama bin Laden was in the compound?

In Zero Dark Thirty, surveillance of the compound where the courier lives shows that there are two men and three women. The CIA analysts discuss that there must be a third man living there, guessing ...

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