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Virtual Reality movie about a man rediscovering his dead ex wife

I've been trying to find a movie, which I saw years ago but would love to find again. The film starts with a newly married couple in their car. They're parked up and meet a bunch of unsavoury people ...
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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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Identify this movie with some stupid guy robbing his regular shop

I recently remembered a scene from a movie but can't quite place it. To give my racing mind some peace, would you please try to identify this movie? So, some guy, about 18 to 25 years old, hangs ...
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A film that ends with people sitting at a table near a lake and the land they are on separates and floats away with them into mist?

This question goes back a fair while, probably vey late 90's or early 2000's. I'm in Australia and a tv channel SBS screens a lot of strange films late at night. The scene described in the title is ...
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What is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie for the main category awards in Oscars

As the title state, what is the criteria for selecting a foreign movie (i.e. not made in Hollywood like in Asia or Australia or Europe) for the main category of Oscar awards (i.e. other than foreign ...
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What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?

Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was right". But what is the source for this ...
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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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Cats from the neighborhood running out to save people from danger

There is this movie I remembered recently, that I've seen as a child around 1996 and 2000. I remember it had a horror/suspense theme, but I can only remember a scene that was probably near the end, ...
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Fat Cowboy, a Skinny Cowboy, and a Prostitute

It was around 1995 that I watched this cowboy movie. It think it was not very popular and not a high grade movie. I just want to watch it again because that was the first cowboy movie that I watched. ...
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Where were Saul & Mira at the end of Season 3?

Near the close of the last episode of series 3 of homeland we see Saul & Mira relaxing on the rooftop of a sun-kissed building; but where are they? I think I remember in a different episode Saul ...
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How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?

At the meeting at Bag End Balin says: "You forget the front gate is sealed. There is no way into the mountain." Is there some sort of magical protection on the door making it sealed or is it ...
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Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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Destructive young man shoots a cow in head and the old farmer says it's OK

I remember a scene from a movie where a destructive young man who is in the middle of some sort of journey, reaches a farm with many cows and shoots one of them in the head, just because it calm hims ...
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Wouldn't Arthur Tressler's bank return all of his money under the circumstances?

In the movie "Now You See Me", during the second magic show, the Four Horseman steal all of Arthur Tressler's money and give it away to people who had previously held insurance agreements with one of ...
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Horror film in space, man falls into space and shatters

Sat with a few mates and we all recollect this one scene from a movie, but none of us can recall the film at all, even if its a horror film or not, but based on the violent death its a good guess. ...
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Why doesn't Riddick know he's Furyan?

In the extended cut (video version) of The Chronicles of Riddick, while Riddick is on his way from the Planet U.V. going to the Helion system, we see a dream (?? don't know what to call her ??) which ...
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What is the term called for the sudden blackout before the suspense scene?

Mostly in the cartoons and in some TV series or movies sometimes the screen turned black mid-between a sudden surprise scene, which impacts great to maintaining goosebumps. The last i noticed this is ...
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Initial scene at the World Health Organization

When Gerry wakes up in the WHO the two guys grill him about who he is and what he is doing there as he's tied down. They make the comment "you know what we are don't you" or something to that affect. ...
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How were all of the ghosts “caught” in the movie Thirteen Ghosts?

In the movie, Thirteen Ghosts it was shown that ghosts can be captured in glass rooms. But how were they trapped there in the first place? The only answer I could find was for the Juggernaut.
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Horror movie with girl in a boat and fake party

I remember watching part of a horror movie where some teens were somewhere in Europe at a fake party that was actually planned to find people to kill. I remember this girl in a row boat with a "nice ...
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Couple with two kids decide to separate and then get back together

I am desperately searching for the name of a TV movie which I think was made between late 1990s and mid 2000s. It's about a couple who have separated. They have two kids, a boy and a girl (I think). ...
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Why does Dr. Cox from Scrubs hate Hugh Jackman?

I distinctly remember at least 2 episodes of Scrubs where Dr. Cox insults Hugh Jackman (implied that Hugh is a bad actor) and does anyone know the reason why? I haven't been able to find a clear ...
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Horror story writer moves with his family into a house where the previous family was murderered

I watched a movie a few months back. The movie starts with four people hanging by their necks on a tree. The hero is a writer of horror stories. He comes to a house along with his family. He finds a ...
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Did Billy really play Myra in Hans's vision?

In the movie Seven Psychopaths in the night Hans is high on peyote he has a vision of his late wife Myra telling him that there is no heaven and that she's just sitting in a completely grey room, ...
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What makes a movie a “cult classic”?

As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is ...
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Italians will only surrender village after celebrating annual wine festival

I watched this movie long long back, and the movie is quite old. What I roughly remember is a captain is ordered to capture a village in Italy. The Italian officer in command is only willing to ...
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Why do cable and TV have watermarks on their programming?

When I first got Cable TV I noted that most programs had an intrusive logo on the top or bottom corners that distract from the movie watching. In time I canceled my subscription as I didn't see why I ...
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Is it a real database or a directors' fantasy in “criminal minds”?

Kinda childish question... but I'm pretty interested in what daabase is used in the FBI TV drama Criminal Minds? They use query language with tabs to form a request that looks something like this: ...
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Spaghetti Western with a blind man

I'm looking for a movie. It is a western, the main character is blind and it's a really good shooter. The man is in his 50s and is dressed in black. His finally battle is in a church with the noise of ...
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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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Why did Dignam wear gloves and hospital moccasins in 'The Departed' while killing Sullivan?

In the final scene of The Departed when Sullivan (played by Matt Damon)returns to his apartment he finds Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) waiting wearing gloves and hospital moccasins and pointing a gun at him. ...
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How can I find out if a movie/series is still restricted by copyright?

My understanding is that determining copyright is not always as simple as adding a number of years to the date a movie was first released/a series was first aired. What resources are there to ...
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Why was Jim so enthusiastic about Dwight's Christmas party?

In the most recent episode of The Office, Dwight Christmas, Jim very enthusiastically supports Dwight's Christmas party plans. And he seems to genuinely enjoy the party, in all of its awkwardness. ...
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With a million years with them, how did they ever managed to almost die?

I the movie, In Time, the main characters stole a million years but still how did they manage to almost die at the last part of the movie? Or, why did they ever put themselves in such a position that ...
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What was the nature of Matt's gift to Kelly?

In The Girl Next Door's final scenes, we see Kelly receiving a gift on his newest shoot that is a box of his favourite Cuban Cigars, clearly sent by Matt with a note reading: The juice was worth the ...
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What's causing the hauntings/possessions?

In Paranormal Activity 3, it is either alluded to or outright stated what is actually causing the hauntings/possessions that occur in the entire series. I can't for the life of me remember if it was ...
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Which episode of Top Gear is this?

I recently went through and watched the two amphibious cars episodes (s8 e3, s10 e2). I greatly enjoy those episodes. However, I have an image in my head that I swore was from those episodes, but I ...
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Looking for last name of bald, muscular, dead action star named Bryan

I am having a surprisingly difficult time trying to find the last name of an actor. He was a large, muscular white actor who was frequently bald (the kind who might play a scary inmate). I am more ...
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In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?

Toward the end of Dark Knight Rises, the biggest city in the United States has been held hostage for nearly five months. Bane has threatened to destroy the city via nuke if anyone leaves the city. ...
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Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
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Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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How close to the Sookie Stackhouse books is True Blood?

I know there are a lot of IP's out there that start in different media(Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, etc) when they switch to TV that they try to follow the source material, in this case the ...
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What makes a movie a prequel?

It seems there is a difference of opinion as to what the definition of a prequel is on this question Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel? So what are the defining characteristics of a ...
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Daniel Day Lewis Quote in Last of the Mohicans

In The Last of the Mohicans, Hawkeye, played by Daniel Day Lewis, appears out of the forest to save the Major from a raiding party of Indians. When the Major grabs a gun and is about to fire at one of ...
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If Jiraiya is so rich, why does he keep taking Naruto's money?

Jiraiya is a legendary Sannin, so he must have made legendary money. Also he's a book author. So why does he keep taking Naruto's money?
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Cowboys and Indians TV-series produced in Germany

Possibly made 20-30 years ago, with those now in their late 30's probably watching it when they were children. It was an American style western but produced in the outback of Germany somewhere. It ...
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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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What is the nature of Professor Snape's Patronus and why does it appear in the Forest of Dean?

During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 the crew (now reduced to only Harry and Hermione) wander through the Forest of Dean when a Patronus in the shape of a doe leads Harry to the frozen ...
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Measuring speed on the Surprise(?)

In Master and Commander when Lucky Jack is bearing down on the Acheron, I noticed one of the seaman - and going by the camera angles used we were meant to notice this - holding a rope which is ...

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