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Who decides the genre of a movie?

I've been so confused by the genres of movies for a long time, for instance take Robert Rodriguez's movies like Planet Terror and Machete, even though these movies are funny why comedy is not added as ...
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What did Mrs. Hudson find so amusing about the telegrams?

In The Sign Of Three, when John enters 221B Baker Street, he finds Mrs.Hudson laughing hysterically. When asked, she replies telegrams. What was so funny about the telegrams? JOHN: Mrs Hudson? ...
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Is there any symbolism behind the bunny face?

In Donnie Darko, Frank wears a scary bunny face. Why is a bunny face is selected for Frank's mask? Is there any symbolism behind it? There are various moments in the film where jumping scenes are ...
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Has Daryl ever fired an arrow and not recovered it?

The only time in The Walking Dead that I can think of that we didn't see Daryl recover the arrow he has shot was when there was the hanging walker in the tree. However, I don't think that there was ...
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In the Movie “Her”, when the OS is configuring Theodore's 'Profile', what's really going on?

First of all, I'd like to say that Her was a terrific movie! But given the scene when the OS was asking about Theodore's relationship with his mother (as can be seen here), I'd like to know what was ...
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Plane crash survivors stuck on a creepy island

About 20 years ago, I saw part of a film or TV series about a group of people being stranded on a creepy island after a plane crash. I can't remember whether it was a movie or a TV episode, but it ...
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Which episode marks the first appearance of Walt's hat in Breaking Bad?

I found an article that said that the first appearance was in season 3, but Walt wore it in season 1 when he and Jesse met up with Tuco in the parking lot. I don't remember this being the first ...
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What is the theme music of Breaking Bad?

Where does the theme of Breaking Bad (intros and sometimes during the episodes) come from? Is it a song or a short piece written specifically for this show? Also can it be found on any official CD ...
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If Wolverine has healing ability, why do his memories not heal?

In the original X-Men movies, Wolverine is on a quest to find out who he is and what happened to him after Stryker removed his memory. How is it possible that his physical body can heal ...
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How historically accurate is the film “Office Space”?

The film "Office Space" is a comedy about several men in their early 20s who work as software developers for a company called "IniTech". As the film progresses, they endure an unempathetic boss, they ...
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Why didn't Aldrich Killian use the fire-breathing in close combat against Tony Stark?

When getting Rhodes out of the suit, there is a scene showing Killian breathing fire. Why did he not use the same against Tony Stark when fighting him at the end of the movie? Or why did he not use ...
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Was the family connection established in The Empire Strikes Back?

Every Star Wars fan remembers the uncomfortable moment in The Empire Strikes back where Leia kisses Luke. In Return of the Jedi we're then told that she's his sister. While George Lucas and the ...
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What happened to Agent K to make him so grumpy and emotionless?

After seeing Men in Black III, I still don't understand why K became such a cranky, stoical figure. It is a question even Agent J was puzzled about!
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Where did flatlining come from?

A standard sign of death on TV and film seems to be someone's heart rate machine flatlining with a long, drawn out BEEEEEEEEEEP. However, this is not what actually happens - apparently this noise ...
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Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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Where did the Tribble noises come from?

Star Trek's Tribbles are known for two distinctive sounds they make: a soothing coo/purr noise when they're petted, and a harsh, grinding shriek to express their dislike of Klingons. Have the cast or ...
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First appearance of a weapon with the power of a nuclear bomb?

Atomic Bomb Predicted Before It's Time Written literature that predated the atomic bomb made references to man creating a weapon that could set the sky on fire. H.G. Wells book The Time Machine ...
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Is it a highly trained mouse?

The mouse used in Mousehunt, the mouse is shown extra ordinarily clever. Was that a real mouse used in that movie or another computer created bug? Whatever it is, it seemed very real!
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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When did the writers decide that Dallas season 9 was a dream?

I'm watching through Dallas, and I'm to season 9 (by the DVD numbering; I understand it was previously called season 8). Patrick Duffy left at the end of season 8. Season 9 is all a dream Pam was ...
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Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I ...
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Is the Kiss of the Dragon a real procedure?

In the movie "Kiss of the Dragon", Jet Li's character stabs the main villain in the neck, which causes him to suffer quadriplegia, and once removed, to have an incredibly painful looking anerysym. ...
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Would special effects for early movie patrons seem real?

When I watched The Walking Dead on my 1080i HDTV, the special effects looked seamless. In other words, I knew what I was watching was fake, but it was hard to tell. When I upgraded to a 1080p HDTV,...
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What did Penelope say to the police chief in The Brothers Bloom?

What did Penelope (Rachel Weisz) say to the police chief in The Brothers Bloom after she was caught in the castle in Prague so that he let her go? Or was this ever explained in the movie?
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How is the “solid black eyes” effect done?

In several shows, there are characters who gain solid black eyes, usually to indicate that they have turned on sort of superhuman or supernatural ability. For instance, Alexander Lyta in Babylon 5 ...
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How many Ironborn are there?

I'm trying to determine the feasibility of Euron's plan to build a thousand ships to take to Daenerys to get her and her army to Westeros. Ignoring the fact that there are no trees on Pyke (I mean, "...
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Is the Batpod an electric vehicle?

In Nolan's The Dark Knight, I noticed that the Batpod: makes a characteristically different sound than the Batmobile seems to have the torque associated with electric motors That made me wonder: ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused of ...
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Is the scene from Rush where Niki Lauda meets his future wife really the way it happened?

A cursory search on the internet points to a few truth vs fact points about the movie "Rush", but none of them addresses the popular scene where Niki Lauda meets and wins over his future wife when he ...
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Brad Pitt's weapon in Fury

In Fury, we see Brad Pitt wielding a German manufactured Stg-44 assault rifle-the first ever. My understanding was that they were only issued to some Waffen SS and mostly to fighters on the Eastern ...
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Romantically involved spaceship crew members become infected

Help me out here. This has been stuck in my head for days now. As I recall, the crew of a space ship are in hibernation. A crew member is awoken to relieve a fellow crew mate. However, he discovers ...
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Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just vanishes. Is this because of Vader's ...
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Where has Woody been?

In Toy Story 2, Woody is convinced to go to the Japanese toy museum, as he's worried about what will happen when Andy grows up. However, from the same movie, two pieces of key timeline are ...
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Identify this movie/telefilm featuring Heather Graham

I once watched a movie or telefim. Here are the details I remember: The main actress was Heather Graham. The story revolves around her. She wanted to be a music superstar, but working as a waitress ...
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Does the Sarlacc pit keep its victims alive?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Jabba says (through his interpreter, C-3PO), that when someone is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, they endure indescribable suffering as they are "slowly ...
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What is Bond's first line in Spectre?

At the beginning of the new James Bond film, Spectre, we see Bond and an anonymous girl go into a hotel room. Right at it looks like they're about to begin a romantic interlude, he turns to go. She ...
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Why would being US Navy prepare someone to be a great velociraptor trainer?

This bugged me right the way through Jurassic World. Before Chris Pratt as Owen the velociraptor trainer is introduced, we're primed to expect a tough, world-class expert on animal psychology with ...
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What did the Hulk see during his nightmare vision?

As the Avengers make their first move on Ultron, he uses Scarlet Witch to give the entire team (except Hawkeye) visions of their worst nightmares. Thor saw that he destroyed Asgard, Tony killed the ...
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What is the naming pattern in Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul's episodes feel like they have a pattern in their naming convention to me, but I cant quiet figure it out and I haven't been able to find any articles on it. Uno Mijo Nacho ...
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What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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What is Stamper negotiating for in his salary?

In episode 3x05 of House of Cards, Stamper is negotiating his salary with Dunbar. His final negotiation is for "One point on the ad buy(?)" He accepts "No points. But I'll do a hundred thousand win ...
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How do they know the contents of the morning weather report message before they break the code?

In The Imitation Game there's this 'aha' moment where they realize IF they know the contents of the morning weather report they can use that to break the enigma. They can use the common phrases found ...
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80s/90s obscure movie taking place in boy's bedroom

My daycare provider played this movie for us and can't find anything about it online. What I remember: opening credits are animated but the movie is not. However the set is meant to appear hand-...
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Man tries to kill a group of people with complex traps

I don't know the name of this horror movie around 2000-2010. English movie. It's a group of people in a place There is a man in a wheelchair, a blonde woman (called Sarah), a black man (called Cole),...
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Which exsisting storyline is Gotham based on?

There are so many Batman stories present in comics etc. And most of the Gotham characters are not new, they are from the comic world, except a few. So I am curious to know which storyline Gotham is ...
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Could someone tell me the name of this Vietnam film?

I remember watching a Vietnam film several years ago that followed soldiers through training. I can only remember one scene where the drill instructor teaches the recruits about the AK-47 and that it ...
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Does Alex really hold on his breath while he is beaten up by Dim and Georgie

There is a scene in A Clockwork Orange I'm curious about how they done it. Alex is saved by two policemen who turn out to be Dim and Georgie (his old droogs). They drag Alex to the countryside, where ...
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What exactly is Billy Cole?

In Fright Night (1985) Billy Cole is described as Jerry Dandrige's "day guard". During the movie Charlie mentioned Billy wasn't a vampire because Billy was seen walking around in the sunlight. As ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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How did Daniel Atlas get the “Suck It” card into Thaddeus Bradley's pocket?

In the scene where Thaddeus Bradley visits the Four Horseman before their second show, J Daniel Atlas performs a trick where he somehow gets a card with the words "Suck It" into Thaddeus Bradley's ...

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