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Significance of Dr. Brand's poem

Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light These are famous lines from a poem by Dylan Thomas. These lines ...
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How did Murph figure it out?

From Interstellar we learn that What I don't get is how did she connect all this weird happenings to this fact? I find this a little too far fetched.
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Robot is prize for winning arcade game, then tries to kill everyone?

A local teen gets the high score on an arcade game, and he wins a real life replica of the main enemy in the game. It arrives at his door one day. At first he and his (I'm pretty sure girlfriend, ...
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Getting a free meal at a restaurant by putting an insect in the food

Forgot the name of the movie, but as the title says, it's the only scene I remember from this movie. I also remember that it was a great movie, I think it was made for not so long ago. It was in ...
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Is Four a Divergent?

In Divergent (2014), we learn what a divergent is and that they are rare. When Tris joins Dauntless, she meets Four who seems to be very careful, calculating and in control. During the fear test, he ...
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What does it mean for TV shows to be ordered?

Whenever a TV channel wants a new series of a show, they are said to order it. I don't understand why they use this word—wouldn't it make sense to say Channel X is making another series of Y. Why is ...
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By whom, how and where was the video in The Ring made?

I've read that there are multiple versions (e.g. Japanese) and sequels of The Ring, I'm talking about the US version from 2002. I've not watched other versions. Many answers regarding this movie are ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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Why “The Best Things in Life Are Free?”

In the mid-season finale of Mad Men's season 7 (Episode 7, "Waterloo), Bert Cooper appears to Don and sings a glowing rendition of "The Best Things in Life Are Free." The musical number was a unique ...
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Why did Yusuf need to go into the field?

When Cobb first meets Yusuf in Inception and tells him he is seeking for a chemist to formulate a compound for the Fischer job, he says that he would also need to "go into the field" with them to ...
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Ultimately, who was the Scranton Strangler?

Throughout the U.S. version of The Office, there were many hints (or red herrings?) that Toby Flenderson, who served on the jury which convicted George Howard Skub as the Scranton Stranger, was ...
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What's this romantic comedy about a housemaid pretending to be the owner?

Need help finding the name of the following movie: There was a guy who lived in an apartment in a big city (likely New York City), and there was a woman who posed as his housesitter/keeper while he ...
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What was the first realistic sex scene in a mainstream movie?

Once upon a time movies were so subject to censorship that rude words and any hint of sexual activity were impossible to put on screen. Directors could hint, but couldn't show. Go back and watch ...
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Why did Susan's hair change colour?

In Monsters VS Aliens when Susan begins to grow in the church her hair changes from black to white. Throughout the movie (including when she's temporally reduced back to normal size), her hair keeps ...
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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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Horror about novel writer whose book will be turned into movie, after watching it people start to be violent

The movie was from the end of 80s or early 90s tales from the crypt style. At the beginning of the story a man drives a car to a small town, he rides at night. A man on a bike passes him, a few ...
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Why would Batman discard his disruptor?

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
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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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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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When half of a character's face is dark and half is light - What is this called? And what is the intent?

In many films and TV shows, just before a seminal moment (though not necessarily before a climax), the director will call for a character's face to be half in darkness, half in light. I first noticed ...
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Why didn't Robert Fischer take his own car?

In the first level of dream, Robert Fischer took a taxi cab driven by Arthur. Robert Fischer is a billionaire. So why didn't he have his own limousine? And shouldn't there be private security for him? ...
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Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
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When are we first informed about Gerry Lane's profession?

In World War Z, Brad Pitt plays the role of a former UN investigator named Gerry Lane. When are we first informed of this fact? When I watched the film, I spent half the movie wondering who he was ...
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Cartoon about computer programs fighting computer viruses

I am looking for the name of a cartoon that was made in the late 80's or early 90's. The premise was a group of sentient computer programs who were fighting computer viruses. It might have been ...
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Air Force courier with deadly biological agent caught in hostage drama

I saw this on TV in, I believe, the early 80s. It's about a group of people that are being held hostage by kidnappers and among them is an Air Force officer that is acting as a secret courier for a ...
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Why was the removal of the shrapnel just “thrown-in” at the end?

That tiny little arc-reactor, that damage to his body, that was as much a part of him being Iron Man as his motivations to escape his prison. Yet, it was simply just thrown-in like some sort of ...
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Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
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What role do screenwriters play, after handing in the script?

Assuming they're a pure screenwriter, and not also a producer or director, do screenwriters get to do anything after handing in the script? Can they be present on the set? Do they have any say in ...
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Is B Movie a genre?

Is B Movie a genre of it's own? Are there requirements that get a movie thrown into that category or do the producers specifically set out to make it a B movie? Netflex will list B horror as one of ...
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Soldiers hiding from robots or mechs in a forest

I'm 25 (born 1987). When I was young (must have been very young) I saw a show or movie that was an anime, but the kind that has a mature drawing style, smaller eyes, more serious, and the character ...
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Why the change in style between seasons 2 and 3 in Red Dwarf?

While changes as a TV series progresses in normal, there seems to have been an inordinate amount of change between Red Dwarf's season 2 and 3. To list a few: The title sequence changed from the ...
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Change in neuralyzer color in MIB films

In Men in Black (1997), the neuralyzer devices employ a red flash. A few years later, in Men in Black II (2002), the neuralyzers have apparently been upgraded or modified, and now use a blue flash. ...
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Is the Land of Ooo really a post apocalyptic Earth?

I have heard a lot of theories spout about how the world of Adventure Time is actually based on a Post-Apocalypic Earth that has adapted to nuclear fallout, changing all living things with what they ...
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Tiny people have to cross a city and get lost in a milk factory

I was thinking about the name of a live-action movie, in which tiny people appear who have to cross the city, and get lost in a milk factory. How is it called? The only thing I can find is an ...
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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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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Why did Phoebe live on the streets?

When Phoebe's mum died, Phoebe says she went and lived on the street - but why? Surely before her mother died they would have lived in a house, why would someone take it away from them?
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In Gautham's film, Why are most of the male protagonists portrayed as a mechanical engineer?

If you watch Gautham's block buster movies like: Minnale Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha you may notice that the male protagonists are all mechanical engineers. I wonder, why does ...
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Where is Gemma Arterton in The Wrath of the Titans?

I've just been to see Wrath of the Titans, Gemma Arterton is credited very highly however I did not see her in a single scene? Is she in the film? If so where? If not why is she credited?
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Battlestar Galactica: What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?
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Why is it 9 in Psych:9?

Why is it 9 in Psych:9? I thought the film was a sequel to previous 8 films, but apparently there are no 8 prequels.
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First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?

I was wondering what the first movie (made in USA) was where a character speaking Russian was played by an actor for whom Russian was a fluent (though not necessarily first) language, spoken with no ...
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Are there references to WWE Superstars in Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, Atom is called the People's Champ, which seems like a direct reference to The Rock. In the final fight against Zeus, after Atom is down, he got up just like Undertaker ...
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What is this movie with a group of kids and a paper route?

I remember watching a movie a few times about a group of kids with a paper route. The main kid is a teenager that just moved to the area. The main scene I remember is the main kid trying to deliver ...
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How does Myrcella Baratheon know who her father is?

When Jaime Lannister and Bronn go to Dorne for saving Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, then Myrcella Baratheon at one point in S05E10 says that she knows is her dad. Exactly how does she ...
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Does Claire Underwood want to be president

During the campaign for Frank's presidency in House of Cards, it always looked like people were more connected to Claire than Frank. We also heard Frank saying "You are right, this office has only one ...
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Why don't Marty's memories change?

I've looked and I don't think this has been asked before. In Back to the Future 1, after Marty changes his parent's future, its obvious that he changes his own life and the life of his siblings ...
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What happened to Marshall and Lily's bet?

In the end of How I Met You Mother Ted is seen going back to Robin. Marshall and Lily were forever waiting who is going to win the bet about Ted and Robin being together. Technically Marshall won. ...
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How did Cobb and Mal commit suicide while young in limbo if they lived decades there?

We can see the scene in Inception where Cobb and Mal commit suicide on the train tracks at a young age, but in the end of the movie Cobb reminds Mal that they lived to a very old age in their dream. ...

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