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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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Trying to find a film with a political joke about pot and california

I watched a film that had the main protagonist attending a conference where the (iirc) American president was making a speech. The speech referenced the politician doing different things and getting ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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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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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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How many years away from Earth did Cooper experience in Interstellar?

Same as in the title: how many years did Cooper experience away from Earth? In the end they waste 20+ years on the water planet and 50+ years when the station gets almost destroyed, but while for ...
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Why is Samaritan smarter than the Machine?

I am watching Person of Interest season 4, episode 10 -- The Cold War, where Samaritan beat the Machine. Why can Samaritan do things that the Machine can't? Why must Finch, Root, Reese, Shaw and ...
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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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Was regeneration planned right from the start of Doctor Who?

I heard that when William Hartnell started getting doddery and forgetting his lines, he refused to retire, implying that he was irreplaceable. So the writers made the character of the Doctor ...
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Are there any sequel movies based on true story?

Mostly true stories sometimes also known as biographies end up in single parts, but I really doubt at the very corner some sequels on true stories exist. So are there any sequel movies based on true ...
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What does the Architect's condescending “please” imply?

In the movie Matrix Reloaded, when Neo meets the Architect, one of the statements the Architect makes is - "If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother." For which Neo says ...
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What happened to the Shadow son of Stannis after killing Renly?

Melisandre promises Stannis to give a son in Season 2 on Game of Thrones. She births a Shadow/Ghost in front of Davos. He killed Renly Barathoeon. What happened to that shadow, is he back with Stannis ...
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Why are not all IMAX theaters domed?

I have been to the IMAX theater at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California and at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As I understood it, IMAX meant that a movie was filmed with ...
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Why were the med beds from Elysium absent on Earth?

In Elysium, Med beds were sufficiently common and presumably affordable, that every household had one. Since profit was part of the society's motive, why weren't they renting time on med beds at ...
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Can White Walkers raise the giants from dead and convert into wights (army of dead)?

Not sure which season (probably 1st), I have seen a white walker riding on a dead horse, so we can safely assume the White Walkers can raise dead animals also. However, what about the giants? I am ...
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What are all the film references in 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'?

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl contains many low-budget parodies of classic films and I'm trying to list all the references in it. IMDb mentions some, but they're not all there [It's missing 8 1/2 ...
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What happened to the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park?

I went to Jurassic World last night and it left me with a question. Jurassic world is on the same island (from the looks of it) as Jurassic Park so where did those other dinosaurs from the previous ...
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Why no Marvel One-Shot for The Winter Soldier?

Marvel Cinematic Universe movieswere coming with Marvel one shots from Thor onward and they were a pretty much successful and talked about thing. But why did no Marvel one shot come with Captain ...
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Gollum and the ring

We know that the ring kept Gollum/Smeagol alive for about 500 years, and in The Lord of the Rings we see Bilbo aging really fast after he gave the ring to Frodo, so what happens to Gollum? He remains ...
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Russian/East-European/Soviet Cartoon show with 3 main characters

I used to watch this show when I was a kid back in 1984. The show is in color. No dialogue, only music and sound effects. The characters are: a boy, his grandfather, and a bird (possibly a crow, but ...
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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 ...
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Parents are secret agents and their son is kidnapped

I want to say it came out after 2000. There is a mother, father and one son. The parents are both secret agents and while the boy was growing up the father faked his own death by a car bomb so even ...
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Why is Cooper Station orbiting Saturn? [closed]

Spoilers ahead The last 20 minutes of Interstellar are as confusing as confusion gets. I would like to state my interpretation and put the question then. My Understanding: Based on a blog post I ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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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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Why wasn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?

In The Godfather, why isn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?
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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
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Why is Nebraska shot in black & white?

Why is the movie Nebraska shot in black & white? What theme does it resemble in this movie?
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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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Identify a film about a kidnapped child returning to his mother as an adult

Any help with the below would be well appreciated! It is an American live action film. I watched it on TV in the UK in the 80s. I don't think it had a theatre release. There were no famous actors ...
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Is there any significance to the use of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”?

The classic song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is used heavily throughout Die Hard With a Vengeance. Why is it used so much? What connection does the song have with the film?
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Maître d' describes jugged hare on menu as “very high”

In Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, (1983), when the Maître d' is describing the jugged hare to Mr. Creosote, he says: Ze hare is very high, and ze sauce is very rich with truffles, anchovies, ...
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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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How could the buried corpses turn into zombies?

Does anybody remember the scene in the cemetery in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)? The group of survivors walked through the cemetery. While Alice explained about the virus, the dead man got out ...
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“Do you want my peanuts?”

I remember this one scene from a movie, and would really like to be able to refer to it in a piece about humor. Can you identify the movie? The character barely makes it in time to board an airplane ...
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How did Woody Allen film this dancing scene?

Since the first day I watched Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You I couldn't stop wondering: How on earth was this scene filmed? The way Goldie Hawn moves is incredibly natural. I literally find ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark order Jarvis to save Pepper Potts?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 when Extremists attack on his house, he uses his suit to save Pepper's life. The same could be done in the end part of the movie when Pepper Potts was falling from 200 ...
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Apples in a greenhouse on a spacestation

As a child sometime in the late seventies or very early eighties, I saw a sci-fi movie on TV - there was a scene in a greenhouse, either on a spaceship or space station - you could see stars out the ...
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Main character protects a glass (h)armonica

It's a movie centered around a glass (h)armonica. It's live action, and there was something about magic. I remember sort of stained-glass looking sets, and that the (h)armonica was under attack and ...
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Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
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What was this movie with a real-life Assassin game?

I saw part of this film on television long ago; probably in the late 1970s. It was a live-action, action-genre film in which the protagonist participated in an international game like ...
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Is “Oblivion” somehow linked to “Moon”?

The major plot twist in the 2013 movie Oblivion is virtually identical to the major plot twist in 2009's Moon. Oblivion also seems to borrow other details from Moon, such as the phony mission-control ...
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Most faithful Dracula book adaptation (motion film /animation)

I recently reread the book Dracula by Bram Stoker and I am searching for a movie that resembles the book closest. The 1992 film Dracula seems to have gotten only decent reviews and the love story ...
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Sherlock Villain, Moriarty Hero?

In Reichenbach Fall, during the scene where Moriarty visits 221 B, he and Sherlock are wearing the iconic colors of heros and villains. The interesting spin on this is that Sherlock is wearing a jet ...
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A comedy movie about a detective and three women

I remember watching a Hollywood comedy movie in 2001 on Star Movies channel in India. The movie was from the 1990's. I have forgotten the name of the movie, but here is the plot: There is a ...
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Do Tom Hanks and Halle Berry meet on earth in Cloud Atlas?

Zachry (Tom Hanks) and Meronym (Halle Berry) meet in some possibly post-apocalyptic forest. And Meronym uses some kind of satellite dish to contact someone in space. Later they are shown not on earth, ...
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Anyone recognise this court based film about a mute man accused of murder?

Does anyone recognise this film? I can only remember two scenes from it and the vague plot: I watched it about 20 years ago on TV in the UK. It is an American film, set in America. I would guess it ...
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What kind of make up is used to make Harvey Dent's horryfying face?

Everytime I see The Dark Knight, I am surprised looking at the make up of Harvey Dent (Two Face). What kind of technology is used in such make ups and how are they done? The make up was really scary. ...

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