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Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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Why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water?

In The Exorcist, why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water sprinkled by Father Karras? It’s hard to believe that the demon mistakes the tap water for water blessed by a ...
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Do all the Doctors have catchphrases?

I've not watched all the doctors (mostly just the last three) however of those I have each incarnation seems to have a phrase (or several) which they use very frequently. These are: 9 - Fantastic ...
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Significance of the last scene of “Yes Man”

I could not understand the significance of the last scene in the movie Yes Man where we see spectators to the show came to attend the show nudely. Is there any meaning of this scene? Did Carl do it to ...
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Why don't they cover themselves in zombie guts more often?

It was shown in season 1 by Rick and Glenn, and in season 3 by Michonne, that covering yourself in zombie guts is a pretty effective way of avoiding walkers. Sure it wasn't foolproof, but it was still ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Identify this film about a Boy, girl and Girl's Dog

I remember watching a movie where a mature boy has a crush on a girl and tries to impress her. But the problem is that the girl has a dog (most probably a female dog) which creates problems that ...
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Why all the hate towards Cherita?

On a recent reviewing of Donnie Darko, while understanding most of what is going on, one bit always seems a bit extreme for me, the blatant hate of Cherita Chen by a lot of the schoolchildren. While ...
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Last Action Hero: Can the magic ticket be used more than once?

In the 1993 movie, The Last Action Hero, can the magic ticket be used for more than one time? Like for multiple movies/show? I think that it must not be as the ticket was torn into two at the starting ...
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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Why do these specific Supernatural episodes have previews?

I'm currently working my way through the tv series Supernatural (currently on early season 5, watching via Netflix Streaming). One thing that strikes me as odd is that at the end of some episodes, ...
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Why does cheryl change her name often?

In Archer season 1 why does Cheryl (shown below) change her name quite frequently? She goes by Carol, Carina, Crystal etc. in the first few episodes.
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Does Johnny Bravo Ever get a girlfriend?

I remember watching Johnny Bravo when I was a kid and through out the series he is portrayed as a macho narcissistic guy trying to hit on women all the time and fail miserably. I never did get a ...
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How is it possible for Alexander to become a chancellor of the Vampire authority?

In True Blood: Authority Always Wins, Alexander Drew's character was great and fantastic, he was aged 9 years before being turned (according to trueblood.wikia). But it also says that he serves the ...
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Is there any correlation between the use of method acting and award or box office success?

Method acting as a concept has been around since the 1930s, derived from Stanislavski's system (predating the former by a few decades) of actors creating 'real' emotions by Meisner, Adler and Lewis. ...
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Is there a way to view the “TV Edits” of movies without waiting for them to come on TV?

When Dumb & Dumber came on TBS, I pulled my eight year old on the couch and said "Here..let's watch this." The laughs started when Jeff Daniels walked out in the dog suit and didn't stop till the ...
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What horror movie feature a rock concert on an airplane?

In the late 90's early 2000's I caught part of this movie on at like 3AM on I think USA but could have been AMC. It is a movie about the first full scale rock concert on a plane, then people start ...
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Is Ashley Schaeffer from Eastbound and Down modelled on Ric Flair

The outrageous character Ashley Schaeffer (played by Will Ferrell) from the excellent Eastbound And Down series seems to not only look like Ric Flair but also copy some of his mannerisms, like the ...
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Were any non-CGI movies shot in their entirety though a colored lens/filter?

This is a 2-part question: Is it technically possible to shoot a movie though a colored lens/filter? (as opposed to changing the image color AFTER the movie is shot, via CGI or earlier effects) If ...
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How did they know to go to the female detective's house?

In the movie "Blitz", after some time through the movie, just as the female detective (Falls) is being assaulted by the cop-killer (Weiss), the police emerges. How did they know to go there at the ...
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3 Masks in The Man in the Iron Mask

In the movie The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) in the scene where the three musketeers want to free Philippe (Leonorado De Caprio), Philippe has one iron mask on (mask 1). They then make another mask ...
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Identify movie with man waking up in a maze of machinery

The opening scene is of a man lying in the underground darkness half-buried in muck. A light comes on briefly and then he is plunged back into total darkness. As he slowly regains consciousness, he ...
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Publisher/editor becomes paranoid and ends up killing someone, discovers he is living a story written by his assistant

A few years ago I watched a movie that opens with a somewhat arrogant editor/publisher type guy who keeps promising to get around to reading his assistant/secretary's manuscript, but never does. Some ...
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What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...
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What were the other A.I. chips and whom are they referring to?

In Age of Ultron, Iron man selected the FRIDAY chip from the rest for the replacement of J.A.R.V.I.S I was clearly able to find out references to Jocasta and FRIDAY. What are the rest of the chips ...
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Horror Ghost Movie; Water dripping from basement knob

Well I've been trying to get the name of this movie for years. It aired on TV in Canada at least 5 years ago. Here goes: I think the movie may or may not have "lakehouse" in the title. The movie ...
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TV episode with a man betting on a ship

Can you identify this TV episode (probably from the 1950-60 era, possibly Hitchcock)? Man is on an ocean liner to Europe. There is a game for the passengers: bet on how far the ship will go in the ...
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Was Felicity Smoak always planned to be a main character in Arrow?

According to the trivia section of this article "Emily Bett Rickards was originally only intended to appear as Felicity in 'Lone Gunmen'." The wording doesn't make it clear if they meant that the ...
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Who put the Ojibwe phrase on the board at Tony's hospital room?

During the first chapters of The Sopranos season 6, there is a mysterious Ojibwe saying on the board at Tony's room which says: Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great ...
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How were the others able to handle the power of the stone?

I understand that Peter Quill was able to handle infinity stone without destroying himself possibly because his father is a (powerful?) alien of an unknown species. But how were the other Guardians of ...
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Probability of being a Tribute in the Hunger Games

Is there a way to work out the probability of a name being picked during the reaping and do the odds change depending on the District you come from or are there certain restrictions on how many people ...
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Attack on a person resting in a parked car

I saw a French film on British TV some years ago, probably released in the period 1999-2007, the name and most details of which I cannot remember. I think it was shown as part of a series of French ...
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Why didn't Sherlock just destroy Irene Adler's phone?

According to this explanation about Irene Adler's phone in the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia": Irene had miniature explosives fitted throughout that would destroy the phone if anyone ...
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Is the Janjira incident a reference to Fukushima?

At the beginning of Hollywood's 2014 take on Godzilla we experience a disaster in the Japanese Janjira nuclear power plant, in the wake of which Joe Brody's wife Sandra dies. This disaster, which ...
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A Frankenstein Bride type movie

I have never been able to figure out which movie I saw, must have been early 70's on TV. I was very young and it scared the beejeezus out of me. May be black and white. Dr Frankenstein creates a ...
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What does “4P” mean?

In Annie Hall, Woody Allen quips that he wasn’t accepted into the army because he was classfied as “4P” which prompts the interviewer and audience to laugh. What did he mean? What does “4P” mean? I ...
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Identify a movie with kids playing Final Fantasy VIII

The movie was released between 1998-2001, but all I can remember of it is a single scene, two naked women randomly walk into a house and past two kids playing Final Fantasy VIII on a PlayStation. I ...
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What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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What was Clara's reply when asked for her name on Trenzalore?

In The Time of the Doctor: When answering to the question what her name was while still being unaware of the truth field, Clara spurts out something, I couldn't make out even after several re-watches ...
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Why did Jack Reacher ask Sandy to write down the address when it is made clear he has a photographic memory?

In the scene in the auto parts store where Jack confronts Sandy, he asks her to write down the name of the guy who hired her (Jeb?). However at several points in the movie they make a specific point ...
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Who commits the murders in The Ninth Gate?

In the underrated Polanski movie The Ninth Gate, Jonny Depp plays Corso, a dodgy antique book dealer, who is hired by Balkan, a rich collector, to verify the authenticity of a rare dark book, The Nine ...
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Wouldn't Thaddeus Bradley having all of the money stuffed into his car demonstrate his innocence?

For the Four Horseman's final trick, they steal a safe and pack all of the money into Thaddeus Bradley's car in a way that would prevent you from being able to get into the car, let alone drive it. At ...
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Father tries to catch daughter's imaginary friend on camera

Mom and dad had moved in to their new house with their two daughters. Their room is upstairs, just off the staircase, with a little closet on the other side. One of the daughters has an imaginary ...
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Animated Movie about a boy stranded on a dinosaur-filled land

I don't remember too much, but for starters, if I'm not mistaken, I think I watched it after 2004, on like a Sunday Morning Block. Not sure how helpful that was, since the channel I watched it on ...
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Will Adam and Eden's children belong to the “Up” or the “Down” world?

In "Upside Down", what happened after Eden gave birth to Adam's children? Will they belong to the "Up" or the "Down" world?
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Last scene: a man is killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him

In which movie is a man killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him? Also his friend is a dentist who starts to believe that the main character is involved in a conspiracy and then the ...
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What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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What was Benedick and Beatrice's relationship?

Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" added many visual details to the text of the play. One of these appeared to be a prior sexual relationship between Beatrice and Benedick. However, it's not exactly ...
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Mulholland Drive - where did the box go?

At the end of the first part in Mulholland Drive, after Betty and Rita go inside the box, it drops on the floor and stays there for apparently a long time. The camera slowly pans up to Aunt Ruth ...
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Why did the intersect turn the Gretas into emotionless killers?

When the Gretas, Agent Richard Noble and Agent Victoria Dunwoody, had the intersect uploaded to them, they turned into mindless killers only able to follow protocol, which turned them into a serious ...

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