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Was Nick Fury treated with GH-325?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier... Nick Fury recovers from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen within a relatively short space of time. Whilst we are shown him in an injured but stable ...
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The three note danger idiom

There is a three note idiom that has appeared in SEVERAL theatrical releases (comedies) recently that indicates danger. I do not know the notes, but it goes "dum dum DUM", and the viewer knows ...
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159 views

Who hid the Dragon Emperor and his army after they were cursed?

When the witch curses the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he turns into a mud statue inside the palace and so does his army outside. But when Alex found the statues, they ...
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309 views

Man and daughter marooned on planet until she is kidnapped

I've been trying to recollect what movie or (mini series) I watched in the 90s. It may have been made before the 90s, I'm not sure. In any case, it was about a man and his pre-teen daughter. They ...
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226 views

When does Sherlock draw the flipbook?

In Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows Sherlock replaces Moriarty's bank book with a similar one containing a fish animation while he's being tortured with the hook. However this is the first time ...
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129 views

What's the purpose of the plastic curtains in Captain Robau's shuttle?

In the opening of the movie, Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) pilots a shuttle to the Romulan mining craft. The shuttle he piloted has a set of plastic curtains between the pilot and the rest of the crew ...
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Why do they sometimes not use a real operating system in films?

Why is it that sometimes TV shows and movies use real operating systems (ie: Windows, Mac OS or Linux) and computers but then sometimes hide the logos or use a fake OS with an unrealistic GUI?
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What happened to the production between seasons 5 and 6 of the 2003 TMNT series?

The sixth season of the 2003 TMNT cartoon marked a distinct change from the earlier series; a lighter tone, aimed at a lower aged audience (over use of catch phrases, stating the obvious etc), and ...
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167 views

Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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192 views

Did Officer Jim Kurring know that Claudia was a drug addict?

A while back I had a small debate with someone about whether Jim knew Claudia was addicted to drugs and needed help. My interpretation was that he did know and felt he could be her "knight" because ...
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479 views

In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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97 views

Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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131 views

Why isn't Dr Bishop consulted about the disc in “The Ghost Network”?

In the episode The Ghost Network from Fringe's first season, the object that is being exchanged is some sort of a disc that is capable of storing information. Dr Bishop has been brought into this ...
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761 views

Who is the boss of Mrs. Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith?

It's been awhile since I saw the film, so I may be remembering the scene wrong. However, early in the film, when "Tank" is called upstairs for a meeting (which he thinks is a promotion, but which ...
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80 views

How accurate is the plot in Netflix's show 'Orange is the New Black'?

So I know the premise of Netflix's Orange is the New Black is based on a true story, but how closely does the show follow true events? Are the actual events/goings-on in the TV story based on details ...
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121 views

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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147 views

Old Man's interaction with Mulder “10 years ago”?

I can't find a source to quote or a clip to post, but in the first episode of the new X-Files miniseries, Mulder and the Old Man (Rance Howard) have a conversation outside at night. Mulder says, at ...
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Film\TV series with two teams (of students?); One tries mental torture techniques on the other

I remember only this; There was a film or TV series that had two teams (possibly male students?) that were pitted against each other. One team has been given information (a location I believe) and the ...
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How come the ship in Triangle is empty?

This question (and its corresponding answers) do a good job of explaining how the time loop influences the story, but there's one thing I still don't understand - how did the ship in the middle of the ...
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How/why did Tomorrowland depopulate?

In the 1960s, Tomorrowland was an objectivist utopia. When next visited (by the audience) in the modern day, it seems depopulated except for the governor (Hugh Laurie) and some guards. What happened? ...
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What did Daniel Plainview whisper?

Was it ever revealed (in an interview, script draft, etc.) what Daniel whispered to Eli in the church after the baptism in There Will Be Blood? It certainly looked like Eli was not pleased with ...
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194 views

Why did Cigarette Smoking Man lie about ever having killed another human being?

In the Season 4 episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man", we see CSM personally kill both JFK and MLK. However, when he and Deep Throat are confronted with killing an E.T. in the modern day, he ...
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187 views

Have people forgotten about Hannibal Lecter between Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon?

In Hannibal Rising, Hannibal Lecter goes on a killing spree and becomes a cannibalist. People clearly know he is the one who committed these murders. Such a remarkable chain of events won't go ...
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What is the significance of the number 12 in the MCU?

There are various different uses of the number 12 across the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Does it have any significance at all or is it a running gag?
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Why do the cops shoot at Blade without provocation

After Blade invades the coroner, why are the cops so ready to shoot at him and even more so with a machine gun and in force. They never say stop or I'll shoot. Is this just the movie makers need ...
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443 views

Father/daughter 90s thriller with eyes in 2 different colors

I have confused the movie 'Along Came A Spider' with a different movie. The movie I am looking for is about a detective or writer who takes his daughter to this house. She is about 6 to 8 years old. ...
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763 views

“Company Name Presents…” - what does it mean?

In the beginning of a movie, multiple companies associated with the production show off their fancy (and sometimes not so fancy) logo intro clips. I've noticed sometimes one of the companies will ...
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443 views

Breaking a safe in underwear

In the beginning of the movie a pair of travelers are walking through woody terrain covered in deep snow, well dressed for cold winter. They reach some sort of bunker and go inside. There it turns out ...
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550 views

Two inept agents with an accent listen to classical music while driving

I recall watching a movie that would have been made in the 80's or 90's that involved two male agents who wore black suits, had a foreign accent, and were operating in the United States. The pair were ...
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704 views

What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in ...
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262 views

In which scene does the uncredited demon character appear?

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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Why is Hanna so snappish and rude to Michael at times?

I loved The Reader, but there are some things I didn't understand about Hanna's character: Why is she so snappish and rude to Michael at times? For instance on his birthday, as well as the fight ...
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555 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
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Mother helps drug addict son suffering during withdrawal by giving him a fix

I only remember a scene from this movie: A drug addict is locked up by his mother in a house to stop him from getting drugs. Seeing how much he suffers going through withdrawal the mother decides to ...
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Why are the plot recap and opening title sequence of The West Wing in standard definition when the rest of the episode is high definition?

The West Wing was shot on film and six of the seven seasons were broadcast in high definition. Warner Brothers made all seasons available in high definition through download and streaming, but the ...
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When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...
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378 views

Did Petey actually kill himself or did someone else kill him?

In the movie "Setup", When Sonny and Petey visit their friend (with the guns and drugs), Petey starts playing around with guns. Later, while Sonny and his friend were talking, they hear a shot and ...
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What influenced the story and setting of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville?

Alphaville is one of my favorite movies. The plot, characters, and narration have always seemed very unique to me. I am wondering what influenced them, particularly the idea of a galactic capital city ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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What happened to Buddy (Jack Black's character) in Community?

In Season 1 Episode 13: "Investigative Journalism" of Community, Buddy manages to include himself in the study group, having been sat unnoticed in the Spanish class all year. He later (after being ...
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Ceiling moving down, character trapped inside room, tries to escape

I saw this when I was young, and I only remember this scene: Someone in a dark apartment wakes up after a nap and notices that the ceiling starts to move slowly down. The person panics, wants to jump ...
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Movie where suddenly nobody knows the protagonist [closed]

It's a bit old, not a TV Series, my guess in about 80/90s era. In the film suddenly nobody knows the protagonist, there's a conspiracy involved, and at the end of the movie, he blew up all the bad ...
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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
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Film has the people from commercials and the main characters are just regular people

I'm looking for a film where in the everyday folks are the very incapable people from commercial land and our heros are just normal people who can do the simple things that the folks in TV land can ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Movie where older guitar player assesses that younger guitar player needs more soul

I've never seen the movie I'm asking about... but someone showed me a clip from it a few years ago. I thought it would be easy to re-find, but keyword searches regarding guitars and producers didn't ...
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896 views

Asian/Japanese found footage horror movie from 2000s with young women and a male ghost hunter

I'm looking for a movie I saw a couple years ago and cannot for the life of me remember the name or find it online. I'm positive that it was a horror film (I think it was a found footage movie) from ...
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Why didn't Maleficent grow her wings back?

We saw that Maleficent can turn a bird into human/dragon etc. She is so powerful that she can grow tree wall within seconds. She can curse a girl so strongly that she even can't break her own curse. ...
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Was Chigurh in the hotel room when Sheriff Ed Tom entered?

At the end of the movie we see Sheriff Ed Tom enter the hotel room where Llewelyn Moss was killed. He sees that the lock was "punched" out similar to the lock on Llewelyn's trailer. So, we can assume ...
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Would a director revive a dead character for a sequel?

Scarface's director regretted killing Tony Montana. He didn't know that the movie would have such success; he could have used the character to create a sequel. Is it possible to revive someone who ...

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