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Why is the whole movie Les Miserables sung?

Every dialogue of the Movie Les Miserables is rhyming with the background music being played. I know it's a musical, so does that means every dialogue has to be sung?
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Purpose of the “Purge All” button in Cabin in the Woods

When Dana And Marty make it into the underground complex after they leave the elevator they find themselves in room with 8 (ish..) doors and some form of control booth. They go into the control booth ...
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Why is Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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394 views

What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
3
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224 views

What operating system run on M's computer? [closed]

This is a snapshot taken from the beginning of Skyfall, when M was writing Bond's obituary Is this a fictional operating system? If so, is there anything close to it?
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Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate? What made him suspicious, sort through the garbage, and put together all the broken pieces of the plate he'd dropped?
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217 views

What does Eli mean with the words “Be me, for a little while”?

In Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), after Oskar found out about Eli's true nature and let her into his apartment he asks her: Oskar: Who are you? Eli: I'm like you. ...
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216 views

Person gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom

This is a foreign language film (possibly Korean). I can remember a few scenes from this film. The first scene I remember is where someone gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom. ...
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Why are there no computers in Saajan's office?

In the Bollywood movie, The Lunchbox, why are there no computers in Saajan's (Irrfan Khan) office? I was surprised to see that all the employees were doing their work manually where they all were ...
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Is the kid a reference to another Marvel hero?

The kid Harley Keener played a pretty important role in Iron Man 3. To me it sort of seemed that the movie was hinting that he was going to be another hero, maybe from the Iron Man universe, maybe ...
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540 views

What does the girl cutting her hand in Animatrix: Beyond symbolize?

In the film, The Animatrix, specifically the Beyond section after the girl and the kids are quarantined, they return to the spot that had the glitch. I understand why she dropped the can (to see ...
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1answer
55 views

Confusion over the run time of 'Fireflies in the Garden'

Could someone please clear up the runtime confusion of this film? I've seen it listed at 89 minutes, 94 minutes, 98 minutes, 99 minutes, and 120 minutes. I watched it online for the first time and ...
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555 views

Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants

Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things ...
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715 views

Movie about female android who can also get pregnant

It's about a female android who can get pregnant. And she doesn't know she's an android until she gets beaten up pretty bad. Another thing that could help that there is violence involved and ...
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74 views

What was the meaning of the country song in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

The Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" repeatedly employs a certain country song as in-scene background music at various occasions. More or less anytime when some music ...
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1answer
306 views

Corpse-like old man in an elevator is floating above the floor

This is a foreign language film, possibly Korean. I can remember a couple of scenes, hope they are from the same film and I'm not merging two different films together. It centres around a lady who ...
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114 views

How did the kitchen get messed up?

In The Sixth Sense there is a scene where Cole is in the kitchen and Lynn walks out of the room talking to him. She returns and finds all of the drawers and cupboards open. She screams in fright as ...
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1answer
92 views

College-aged kid sent away for some kind of identity theft

This has been making me crazy! I've been thinking about this movie that I saw in the last 5-7 years that, I'm pretty sure, begins with a young guy being sent away from home because he got involved in ...
2
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2answers
342 views

Main character is mistakenly sent to an invisible prison

I saw this science-fiction movie in the early nineties, perhaps the late nineties. I remember the following highlights: The main character is sent, mistakenly, to an invisible prison. The prison ...
2
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1answer
660 views

What is the movie where a stone fall from the sky and turns people into aliens?

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and I remember it vaguely, so some points may be wrong. A kid finds a rock in his front yard and, after a while, finds out that anyone touching the stone is ...
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1answer
111 views

Why did the cop make this decision?

At the end of the French movie Polisse a cop kills herself when she gets promoted and she notices her coworkers don't "care" but I'm sure there were many pre-factors I missed during the film. But what ...
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1answer
149 views

Scientist assembles a robot which is a duplicate of himself

I don't remember much apart from that. A scientist, not good at human relations, makes a robot that is his exact duplicate with the plan of sending it into space for a long trip. The robot through the ...
8
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2answers
324 views

If you commit a crime your punishment is premature aging

I remember seeing a movie back when I was a kid that revolved around the idea of a punishment that revolved around "age payment." If you committed a horrendous crime, rather than lock you up, they ...
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1answer
447 views

Kids in a post-apocalyptic world playing a hockey-like game

I've been trying to remember the name of a movie I saw once, when I was younger. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Water is rationed and the world is basically a desert. All the water ...
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0answers
72 views

What is the chronological order to watch Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 1?

Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 1, looks more character oriented and doesn't seems to be in chronological order. But Kano's appearance makes it more non-chronological. So what is the right chronological ...
3
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2answers
327 views

Futuristic prison where they could read prisoners' minds

Prison movie from the 90s Sci fi future looking They could read the prisoners' minds Somebody steals some bread and gets punished Early stage of movie, they're on board a train and a guard says no ...
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1answer
94 views

Why is the movie titled “The White Balloon”?

If anyone has seen The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi, could you please share your view why the title of the film is that?
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293 views

First American High School film?

I was wondering what would have been the first film to depict stereotypical ideas of American High Schools. I can only think back as far as Grease (1978) or maybe Rebel Without a Cause (1955) but I'm ...
2
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1answer
900 views

Why did 'Milan' Actually Show up in end of movie Kahaani[2012]?

In the recently released Bollywood movie Kahaani, at the ending, why did "Milan" actually show up? Why did he want to Kill Vidhya Balan? How was he seriously affected by the things done by her? Why ...
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1answer
83 views

Was the episode “The Co-Pilot” in Season 2 supposed to be the pilot?

In "The Shield" there is an episode in Season 2 that does not fit into the timeline of the other episodes: Episode 2x09 "The Co-Pilot". It plays during the time of the opening of the Barn, so even ...
28
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1answer
1k views

Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...
9
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1answer
695 views

How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

How does Quentin Tarantino or any other screenwriter write dialog for a language he doesn't speak? I have never found any mention of Tarantino being able to speak in any language other than English. ...
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2answers
378 views

Why was Steve Gomez not promoted and did not move to El Paso?

Since Hank turns down the offer to return to El Paso, Steve Gomez is promoted instead of him. However, later in the series, in seasons 4 and 5, Steve Gomez is still in ABQ, working with Hank. Why is ...
4
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1answer
109 views

How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?

In Cloud Atlas, the timelines are not only connected mystically through reincarnation and imagery of past lives (broad explanation), but directly via stories transferred over time. Half of the ...
6
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1answer
351 views

What was Walt doing between leaving Grey Matter and becoming a school teacher?

There is a flashback scene in which young Walt and Skyler are buying their house. Walt sounds very optimistic about his career opportunities, suggesting that they should not buy a starter house, ...
4
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1answer
110 views

Mermaid/siren sitting on a rock talking gibberish

I've been trying to find this movie for years but have been unsuccessful since I only remember a few seconds of it. I remember a man peeling an orange while talking to another man and there was a ...
3
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1answer
138 views

Coughing person choking to death to avoid giving away presence

What movie from the 1960s or 1970s had a scene with a boat crossing a harbor with a coughing person choking to death as he tried to be quiet and not give away their presence? I only remember this ...
14
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3answers
3k views

What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
4
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1answer
581 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
82 views

Who or what was Hummingbird?

In the Jason Statham film Hummingbird (AKA 'Redemption' & 'Crazy Joe'), who or what was 'Hummingbird'? I guessed it was his operative name in the special forces, but could not confirm that from ...
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1answer
92 views

What role does God (the character) play post season five?

AFAIK the original story arc ended in season five, before they started writing new material. All I remember is that there was some sort of conspiracy going on within the ranks of the angels and that ...
10
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3answers
1k views

Who wrote Phoebe's songs?

Phoebe's character has many songs she performs throughout the series. Was there a single person dedicated to writing songs for the character to perform? Was Lisa Kudrow improvising? Who wrote the ...
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5answers
4k views

What is the name of this SF-movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
4
votes
1answer
264 views

Telepathic female alien in the Antarctic

I'm looking for a movie from the late 50's or early 60's about a female alien invader from a frigid planet who "lands" in the Antarctic (Arctic?) near a research station manned by 3 scientists. She ...
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0answers
30 views

Would the plot have worked without Salino?

Would the plot of The Sting have worked if the character of Salino had never been introduced? While she does kill one of Lonnegan's other assassins, she doesn't appear to impact the plot in any other ...
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0answers
34 views

The confusion between Hooker and Kelly

In The Sting, a key element lies in the fact that Lonnegan and his people do not realise that Hooker and Kelly are the same person. Why is this? Questions to consider: How do Lonnegan's two goons ...
2
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0answers
120 views

Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
4
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1answer
606 views

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, ...
7
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1answer
473 views

Why are the movie adaptations of the Robert Langdon book series in a random order?

The movie adaptations of the Robert Langdon book series have been released in the wrong order. The order of the books is "Angels & Demons", "The Da Vinci Code", "The Lost Symbol", and then ...
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2answers
418 views

What happens to unbroadcasted episodes of cancelled series?

Recently the CBS sitcom "We Are Men" was cancelled after just two episodes aired. I imagine that several more episodes of the show had been filmed. Am I correct? And if so, what will happen to these ...

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