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86 views

What was the recent 3 week delay for? [closed]

I watch shows like Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Count's Customs on History channel. Recently (as in 2-3 weeks ago) they announced the shows would "return in 3 weeks" and have not aired an ...
9
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863 views

Season 2: What is so important about the bridge?

I'm just about the second season of house of cards and I'm asking myself: What is so important about that bridge Feng wants to be build? He has already so much money and it seems not to be worth for ...
2
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1answer
148 views

Olympic Cartoon Showing Various Games

I remember watching a short cartoon as a kid (I'm pretty sure it was a short in a Casper the Friendly Ghost show) that showcased a bunch of Olympic sports. I think it included rowing, speed skating, ...
2
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123 views

Were the colorless camera shots done on purpose?

During the 2014 version of Robocop there were some short camera shots where I noticed an extensive lack of color in the image (nearly to the feeled degree of black-and-white when compared to the rest ...
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4answers
299 views

Movie/TV show based around time and clocks involving kids

So i'm remembering that ages ago (probably in the early to mid 90's) I was watching either a tv show or a movie. It involved children/teenagers moving into a different world/alternate reality that was ...
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2answers
2k views

Will PBS air full-length episodes of Sherlock Series 3 in the US?

When Sherlock originally aired in the United States as part of PBS's Masterpiece, each episode was edited down to an hour, from the original 80-90 minute length. Will series 3 be similarly edited? Or ...
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1answer
155 views

Why does the crew get infected from the Vodka in Leviathan

In the 1989 movie Leviathan the crew finds an old Russian submarine and brings aboard a bottle of Vodka. After drinking the Vodka members of the crew mutate into a sea creature that attacks the rest ...
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1k views

What do we know of Barney's occupation?

In How I Met Your Mother, what do we know about Barney's profession except the fact that he works for GNB? References to the show (eg. "in Season X Episode Y,") will be appreciated.
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2answers
210 views

Movie where little boy disappears from his room after thunder strikes the house

I can't seem to stop recollecting old movies in my memory. I just started to remember a scene I saw probably between 1994 and 1995 (the release date must be no older than the 80s though). There was a ...
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1answer
202 views

50s/60s German movie about bank robbery

Some time ago I saw a rather old (50s, maybe 60s at most) German (West-German, to be accurate) movie on TV, which I only have rather vague memories about, and which you might help me identify. I don't ...
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0answers
102 views

A film that features creation of physical objects and creatures through body and arm gestures? [closed]

The movie takes place "in the near future" and the plot of this movie involves a small team of 5-6 people that have to infiltrate a base or a country (evil of course). The leaders won't send an army ...
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3k views

Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?

In the His Last Vow (s03e03) episode when Charles Augustus Magnussen first come to meet Sherlock his bodyguard searched Sherlock and Watson for weapons. But at the climax when the detective duo ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does the film Beautiful Creatures differ so drastically from the book?

We watched Beautiful Creatures last night, I've read the book and even I was confused at points. Extra ideas were added, large amounts were cut. From memory Marilyn and Ama's characters were ...
8
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1answer
253 views

How precisely do we know the research topics of the scientists in TBBT?

I believe the general research areas/specialties of each of the main scientists in The Big Bang Theory are well known to viewers, as follows: Sheldon: theoretical physics Leonard: experimental ...
4
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2answers
285 views

Killing computers in movies

In the present age, pretty much everyone knows the working of a simple computer, but still in movies people shoot only the computer monitors to disrupt connections and what not! Obviously for most ...
0
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0answers
54 views

How did they get rid of the money in the bank? [duplicate]

In the film Now You See Me the Four Horsemen rob the bank Crédit Républicain de Paris. Thaddeus Bradley gives an explanation which includes: Was it explained how this got this to happen after the ...
0
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1answer
141 views

Trying to remember the name of a Sci-fi movie

I remember seeing it in grade school and it was old then.. 60's or 70's. A clock would announce what time it was and what you were then supposed to do. ie: "12 o'clock time to eat, Time to eat" ...
3
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1answer
233 views

A film that ends with people sitting at a table near a lake and the land they are on separates and floats away with them into mist?

This question goes back a fair while, probably vey late 90's or early 2000's. I'm in Australia and a tv channel SBS screens a lot of strange films late at night. The scene described in the title is ...
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2answers
2k views

Why did Ennio Morricone write the soundtrack of “The Thing” (1982) instead of John Carpenter?

There is something I always found odd about the soundtrack of John Carpenter's 1982 version of "The Thing". It has a very atmospheric and fitting subtle synthesizer soundtrack, which is indeed very ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Movie about a haunted couple at their honeymoon in a cabin

I watched a horror movie about 4~5 years ago that it was a story about newly married couple who would spend their honeymoon in a remote house/cabin. Then strange things start to happen. They hear the ...
0
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1answer
92 views

Stealing from a moving rotating bank

it is about some people trying to steal something out of a moving rotating bank. The bank rotates about 30-60 minutes (I forget the exact time) to rotate the bank so no one can guess the right path ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Identify this movie about a deaf piano player

I remember watching this sometime back in the 80's. It is about a deaf piano player. I remember one scene where everyone has abandoned him except his female agent. She watches him play the piano ...
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3answers
306 views

Television crossover episodes between networks?

It can be somewhat common among spinoff series or when cross promotion is desired, for characters from one series to appear in episodes of another series. This has most recently been seen in some of ...
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1answer
157 views

VHS with mini shows, talking animals and a female narrator

I believe they're from the late '80s, early '90s. I watched it when I was about 2 (born in '89). I had it on a VHS but don't know if it was a TV show too. The episodes started with a female narrator ...
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4answers
490 views

How were the coastal walls supposed to block the Kaiju?

While I realise the futility of looking for logic in such movies, I'd still like to know if any plausible reason was provided for why coastal walls were considered to be better than the Jaegers. ...
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3answers
2k views

How many people died during the last battle in Ender's Game?

In the final battle, human space fleet approaches the enemy planet, and most of the ships are sacrificed in a tactical maneuver. How many people were on these ships, and what was their role?
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135 views

Paul Walker's role in Fast and furious 7? [closed]

Will Paul walker star in Fast and Furious 7? Because I heard that he's already shot the movie and he was about to start shooting Fast and Furious 8.
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1answer
131 views

Group of people hangs out in some underground place (entrance: cap in the ground)

I watched this movie a loooong time ago, so excuse me if I'm not very exact. It was about 4-6 people being in this underground thing. The entrance to this underground house, living place, whatever ...
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0answers
102 views

Doesn't Sherlock's comment to Watson during their good bye scene suggest that there is/was a third Holmes sibling and that the sibling is a woman? [duplicate]

Thanks to Oliver for the correct wording. I played back the stream more than once but didn't get it right. As for failing to follow the rules about comments, while I understand the need for courtesy ...
3
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1answer
185 views

Nanny kills mother of the house in a bathtub

All I can seem to remember from this film (pretty sure it was a tv movie) is the scene where the nanny is confronting the mother of the house in the bathtub. While they talk to each other the nanny ...
0
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1answer
177 views

Girl finds her fiancé is her half-brother

Girl meets biological father post war. She also is engaged to her father's son. Then they find out her father is not the biological father of her fiancé.
6
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1answer
383 views

What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have context outside of ...
3
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2answers
279 views

Serial Killer following basis for television shows

There are a few shows out where the antagonist is a serial killer type that has a network of followers: The Mentalist and The Following most prominently, and Elementary partially. Is there a ...
7
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1answer
331 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 ...
3
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2answers
134 views

Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his murdering a "made man" Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were involved, ...
3
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1answer
101 views

How did Dick endanger Holly's children?

In Die Hard 2 Holly and Dick have a heated exchange in the plane and she says something like "Listen, buster. You endangered my children and you didn't do it for anything as noble as the people ..." ...
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1answer
238 views

Movie where two small kids see an alien; then see them again as adults

I remember a movie from somewhere in the late 70's to early 80's where there were two kids that saw an alien or possibly just a space ship. They meet again as adults in the same place and see them ...
8
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2answers
435 views

Why are there so many different writers to TV series?

Whenever I search for episodes of various TV series, I am wondering why there are different writers and/or directors. See the list of Almost Human Episodes for an example. It doesn't make sense to me ...
7
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3answers
603 views

What is H. M. Murdock's full name?

The initials in H. M. Murdock are backronymed to "Howling Mad" but that is clearly not his actual given name. Wikipedia (see link) only states several occasions where his name was not revealed. What ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Movie with Heracles/Hercules character

I do not remember too much about the plot of the movie just remember one scene. I watched this some time in late 80s. Hercules and his friend are captured. They are made to find blind folded with ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Old black & white. Title is the main character's nickname

I think the movie is black and white. Was made in the 40's or up to the 60's maybe. The main character is a man, and he goes by a shortened version of his actual last name. Like Pennywise, or ...
3
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1answer
108 views

Who/What was Ra?

In Stargate (1994), Ra said he chose the human body because it was so easy to repair. I don't quite understand what this meant. They discovered that Ra's [alien] race was supposedly dying off. ...
12
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3answers
3k views

Why doesn't Bane just detonate the bomb?

Why does Bane talk about giving Gotham to the people if he intends to blow it all up. Why doesn't he just detonate the bomb right away?
4
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2answers
534 views

Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

My question is if this whole sacking of Scott & her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She is bound by the law, this ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

Children that never saw the sun

This is a movie from 80s I think. There was some kind of disaster and the atmosphere was covered with some kind of dust and all plants died. So there's a classroom of children that never saw the ...
2
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2answers
369 views

murder mystery television show in the 80s / 90s

There was a murder mystery television show back in the 80s and/or 90s that I am trying to remember the name of. Things I remember: The detective/P.I. was an older gentleman I seem to recall he ...
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1answer
174 views

Identify this movie about a family with a psychopath son

I saw a movie a couple of years back and I'm trying to find it. What I can remember is, a family – a wife, father, older daughter and younger son – just moved into a new house. I think it was because ...
2
votes
1answer
325 views

What was the significance of fort Wilderness in the Patriot?

In The Patriot, what all happened at Fort Wilderness? I know there was a battle, but who was fighting and what was the end result? Was Colonel Tavington involved in this battle? Also, is Colonel ...
2
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2answers
256 views

Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
4
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3answers
717 views

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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