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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...
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Can someone explain the Acura “I sell cars, you sell you” ads?

I frequently watch a web series by Jerry Seinfeld called Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. I live outside the US (but in a western country) and I just don't get the Acura (called Honda here) ads at ...
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Are time lapse shots of growing plants done in a studio or at the particular places on earth?

I recently watched the Planet Earth TV series. There are some beautiful shots in the different episodes! And one shot (or one particular type of shot) I'm curious about how they done it. In the 8th ...
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Best order to watch the Underworld movie series

The Underworld series of movies currently has four movies. According to Wikipedia, the movies were released 1, 2, 3, 4: but chronologically, they are ordered 3, 4, 1, 2 (3 and 4 are prequels). In ...
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What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and it's score?

Title says it. What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and its score?
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Why did Michael need a tattoo which is a pictorial charade for “Christina Rose” (his own mother's name)

In Season 2 of Prison Break Agent Mahone finds out that Michael's last plan is related to this tattoo which contains a picture of Jesus Christ in a Rose, by which he concludes that this is his ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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What are the powers of Sauron's ring?

Sauron seems to be able to build armies and enslave races just fine without his ring. Are there any mentions in the Lord of the Rings movies or books as to what the powers of the ring actually are?
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Did Yona (Go Ah-sung) have supernatural/special powers in Snowpiercer?

In Snowpiercer Yona (17 year old girl) predicted many times what's behind the locked doors before they were opened. She predicted that the first compartment was empty. Then she shouted before opening ...
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Did Black Widow really trick Loki into revealing his plans?

In The Avengers (2012), during the scene in which Loki is imprisoned aboard the Helicarrier, Black Widow interrogates him and at the end of the exchange takes place: Black Widow: You're a monster. ...
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What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
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How did Cobb come to the basement using the elevator?

In the movie Inception when Cobb is dreaming about his wife Ariadne enters his dream and lands up in an elevator with each floor containing Cobb's memory of Mal. In this scene Ariadne enters the ...
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“Highlander” music used as New Line Cinema theme song

There's a beautiful violin theme in the movie Highlander, after Connor MacLeod has been driven out of his village and is now with his new wife. It's a 6-note riff that is played very high, then an ...
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In what year is House of Cards set?

The first season of House of Cards starts with the inauguration of Garrett Walker as 45th President. If the show is true to reality, that would make Walker the successor of Barack Obama, and have him ...
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130 years between them

American Hustle (2013) There's some gentlemen sitting over there at the bar. That's 130 years sitting right there. That's how much time between them. They run the biggest casinos in the United ...
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Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie?

Having seen the incredible statistics on the frequency of the use of the word "fuck" in movies in this question: What is the sweariest movie ever?, I thought it might also be worth recording the first ...
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Woman out to get revenge on men who killed her kid

I remember watching this movie when I was a little kid (though, I probably shouldn't have). The title had something to do with dragons, but the movie itself did not. The movie was about a woman who ...
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Why didn't they use the sword they had?

In the movie Pacific Rim the robots kept losing and almost at the last minute they remembered that they had a super powerful sword and cut the kaiju in half. Why didn't they use that in the beginning ...
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How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile?

How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile in the Dark Knight Rises, since Lucious said it was off the books?
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Would NASA have known about the oncoming debris in Gravity?

In the film, Gravity, the protagonists are warned early on of destruction headed their way. My question is: shouldn't NASA have predicted this beforehand? I'm not a rocket scientist, but wouldn't ...
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Why is the movie named “Behind the Candelabra”?

While I realise that the Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, is based on Scott Thorson's book of the same name, what is the meaning of the title?
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Man mistakenly believes that he is in a TV show

This is a comedy - lead character is male, and I believe it was set in Britain. There exists a TV show (in the fictional world of the movie) where people can set up their friends. The "victim" ...
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Why was the Millennium trilogy remade in English so soon after the Swedish original?

The movies based on the novels of Stieg Larsson were produced in 2009 in Sweden, e.g. "Män som hatar kvinnor" by Niels Arden Oplev. It was published in many countries with new voices (e.g. German). ...
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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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How should I interpret “No Country for Old Men”?

Somedays ago, I watched the movie "No Country for Old Men". Despite its good rating and an uplifted discussion about it among movie watchers, this movie seemed to me a movie without a message and a ...
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What was written in the note?

In movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice, what was written by young Becky on the note behind which young Dave/David ran and went inside Balthazar Blake's shop of antique.
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“Fast forward effect” in Mad Max

In Mad Max and Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), there are several scenes (often fast scenes, like car chases), where the film seems to be running on "fast forward". The characters move very quick and it ...
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Sliders episode: City surrounded by huge wave

I'm afraid i cant be very helpful here but when i was much younger i watched an episode of a tv series which i remember being Sliders but cant seem to find any episode of that show with this ...
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What film or tv show is being referenced in Psych episode Santabarbaratown?

At the end of the finale of Psych season 6, called "Santabarbaratown", Gus and Shawn have an exchange wherein Shawn says, referring to Dahlia Twon, "his sister, his girlfriend, his girlfriend, his ...
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Identify an 80's movie about a gun that makes people freeze in place

I feel like this is the only movie remnant from my childhood that I haven't been able to pin down. I have only vague memories from the movie, but what I recall is that it centers around a new ...
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What is the point of making some dialogues inaudible and not showing some language translations?

Today I was watching Sherlock Holmes and The Game of Shadows. In that movie, several foreign languages like German, French etc. were used. The film itself had no translation in English despite some ...
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Question about Walter and the cigarette in Season 4 of Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad, what was Walter's reason for changing the poison cigarette with a mild substance and making Jesse's girlfriend's kid get sick? I think it is about psychological manipulation over ...
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Does Patrice wound Bond in the initial scenes in the right or left shoulder?

Bond takes a bullet in the right shoulder in the opening sequence and it is clearly shown during his fight with Patrice on the train. Subsequently, as he is recovering, the wound is shown in a ...
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Old Indian movie where the star has a dog helping him

Its in the 80s most likely. I was a kid and I watched this movie with my father so I do not remember much other than remembering that I loved that movie. The movie is a typical Bollywood Film about ...
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Why did Peaches' mom hang on the tree?

In the middle of the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Peaches' mom asked Peaches to go to sleep. Then, she hung on the tree. This particular scene was quite strange and confused me pretty badly, ...
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What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?

In many Hollywood horror movies the last climactic scene features the dialogue "take me instead". For example, Dark Water (2005), The Exorcist and The Ring 2. So what is the origin of this famous ...
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Women's Blood Siphoned Out to Feed Invading Aliens

The film is in color and is probably from the late 1970s or the early 1980s. I could not see the ff. scene in Battle Beyond the Stars or Star Crash. A woman is strapped on to a vertical plane, where ...
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Movie with a cat and an anti-smoking organisation?

At some time in the 80s I've seen part of a movie of which I don't know the name. Since I couldn't see it to the end, since then I've always wondered how it continues (and also what was in the jacket; ...
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Where in Middle Earth is the Paths of the Dead?

The Paths of the Dead is where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli go to recruit the undead army to fight for Gondor. The most detailed map of Middle Earth I could find is here. From reading on Wikipedia it ...
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Why does Mr. Brooks call Atwood?

Recently i've watched the movie named Mr.Brooks. It was a wonderful movie with lots of twists and it certainly has its fair share of suspense and violence. But i don't understand, Why does ...
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Why does Walt refuse to ask his mother for money, or even tell her he has cancer?

In Breaking Bad, Walt always refused to take help from his mother and tell her about his cancer. Why did he behave this way, was there some problem between them?
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If Scarlet Witch of MCU has the ability to fly, why didn't she attempt to fly earlier?

Apparently Scarlet Witch does have the ability to fly. She's clearly levitating in this particular scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron which I didn't notice until I watched AoU for the 4th time today. ...
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Why are not all IMAX theaters domed?

I have been to the IMAX theater at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California and at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As I understood it, IMAX meant that a movie was filmed with ...
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In Swordfish, did they really fly a bus underneath a helicopter in downtown LA?

I just saw Swordfish (again) on late night TV, and got to wondering about that last major scene. John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and a bunch of hostages are riding in a bus on a downtown LA street, when ...
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What's Saddam Hussein doing in the Dude's dream?

It was a weirdly funny moment, but I could not understand it. In The Big Lebowski, when the Dude's White Russian cocktail is drugged, he sees a weird dream involving Bowling, dancing, Julian Moore's ...
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Why no Marvel One-Shot for The Winter Soldier?

Marvel Cinematic Universe movieswere coming with Marvel one shots from Thor onward and they were a pretty much successful and talked about thing. But why did no Marvel one shot come with Captain ...
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What is the significance of the conversation between Menzies and Turing in the movie The Imitation Game?

In the scene where they both talk in Joan's house, when Turing reveals that Cairncross was the spy, why does the MI6 agent (Mark Strong) take it lightly? He says something regarding that he placed him ...
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Does Grand Maester Pycelle have an agenda?

In the Game of Thrones series the character Grand Maester Pycelle seems perfectly content to brew potions, give bad advice and hit on handmaidens. I'm not saying that he doesn't serve a purpose, he ...
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Is there any explanation for Lou Bloom's mannerisms and personality in Nightcrawler?

In Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Lou Bloom, has noticeably strange mannerisms as well as (arguably) a lack of empathy. What could be the reasons for this strange behaviour?

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