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Why did the film change the name of the alien invaders for the movie Enders Game?

The launch of the movie version of Ender's Game was beset by controversy caused by the anti-homosexuality views of Osron Scott Card, the author of the original book. The book doesn't itself contain ...
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Did Ender understand that genocide was the objective?

In Ender's Game, Colonel Graff states clearly to Ender that the objective is a war to end all wars. Even though Ender is duped into genocide believing a simulated battle is running, he is actually ...
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Which parts are from Eminems real life?

In "8 Mile" we saw how Bunny Rabbit got into the rapping gang and won the heart of millions of rap lovers. Now in Eminem's original life too similar thing happened. We know how Dr. Dre helped him ...
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261 views

How did Rosalyn recognize Edith?

As "American Hustle" builds toward its climax, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) sees Edith (Amy Adams) for the first time and instantly recognizes Edith as Rosalyn's husband's mistress. How did Rosalyn ...
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148 views

Are Kaijus alien creatures or Earth based animals?

As per the size of the Kaiju, they seemed like they could be monsters from Earth, but in the movie they showed that they may be alien too. So I just want to know, what exactly are these Kaijus?
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Why not make full use of the eagles in The Hobbit?

I realize of course that if Gandalf had summoned his eagle friends at the beginning of the story, and flown the entire party to Smaug's mountain, then this would not make a particularly riveting ...
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117 views

When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...
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Why was the politician's daughter at the restaurant?

In The Last Seven, through flashbacks, we learn that the younger girl is the politicians daughter. However, I don't understand why she is at the restaurant.
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321 views

Was Chigurh in the hotel room when Sheriff Ed Tom entered?

At the end of the movie we see Sheriff Ed Tom enter the hotel room where Llewelyn Moss was killed. He sees that the lock was "punched" out similar to the lock on Llewelyn's trailer. So, we can assume ...
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Why was Teddy using Leonard in Memento?

If you can believe Teddy's lies then he was a cop who had worked on the case of the break in, attack on Leonard and rape of Leonard's wife. He then worked with Leonard and helped him track down and ...
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625 views

Was the Silence Prophecy fulfilled in The Name of the Doctor?

On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be ...
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What was Petit Pierre's contribution to the scheme in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, each member of Bazil's crew has a speciality. This includes Petit Pierre who can build impressive stuff (like automatons) out of just about anything. Each member assists in Bazil's plots ...
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How did the bullet lodged in his brain affect Bazil in Micmacs?

In Micmacs, Bazil is the protagonist of the story, initially a Tarantino-like video store clerk, and later the mastermind of a revenge plot. One of the reasons for his quest for revenge is the fact ...
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60 views

Who is Yost (Keenan Wynn) in Point Blank?

In Point Blank, my initial impression was that the character of Yost was a cop trying to get Walker's cooperation in taking down the organisation. Was this Walker's impression as well?
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180 views

Movie in which people go to a forest and build their new home but are killed by tree spirits

People met something terrible, something like tree spirit. The tree spirits can take human's blood and body, only left bones and skin. The tree spirits are some kind of transparency, like crystal. ...
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648 views

What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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54 views

Was the creation of the little red haired girl inspired by a childhood crush?

In Charlie Brown, was the creation of "The Little Red Haired Girl" inspired by a Charles Schulz' childhood crush?
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536 views

Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects

I've heard Stephen Baldwin talk about The Usual Suspects fellowships who meet and try to pin the Keyser Söze identity on characters other than Verbal. I know that Verbal is the true Keyser Söze, but ...
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83 views

Why are cartoons non consistent with airing times? E.g. Show is on Saturdays,but often skip a week?

I'm trying to find out the reason why cartoons are not consistent with their airing times. E.g. I've gotten used to TMNT on a specific day, but then they started to skip a week, sometimes more - all ...
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484 views

Is The Warriors an accurate depiction of gang relations in 1970s New York City?

From the numerous gangs with their specific outfits and mannerisms, to the way they interacted and the meetings were arranged, was The Warriors an accurate depiction of 1970s gang relations in New ...
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79 views

What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?

In the pilot movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) which preceded the TV series, Steve Austin was a "civilian member" of NASA who had walked on the moon, which justified his role as a test pilot. ...
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The Usual Suspects - Truth in Verbal Kint's Story

Verbal Kint (aka Keyser Soze?!) narrates 'the story' of what happened after their police lineup, few weeks back, that ultimately leads up to the finale at the ship. How far is the story told by Kint ...
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1answer
126 views

Why was Patches O'Houlihan in a wheelchair?

In the movie Dodgeball, Patches O'Houlihan was once a spry ADAA All-Star. But by the time Peter LaFleur and the team meet him, he's in a wheelchair. My Question: Does the movie ever explain why ...
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167 views

Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
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1answer
71 views

Why did Stiles share his secret with Ms. Morrell in season 2?

Near the end of season 2 in Teen Wolf (TV Series), Stiles shared the story of his friends with Ms. Morrell, even the secrets he never told to anyone else. So why did he share it with a person like ...
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35 views

Three teens in New York [duplicate]

And also the teens find a big house. An old man was living in it. They had to clean it up and eventually it became thier business. The movie was made between 1980-1990. The character had a sister ...
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340 views

Why was piranhadon scene deleted from Peter Jackson’s King Kong?

In King Kong (the Peter Jackson version), why was the piranhadon scene deleted? Was it because movie was already 188 minutes? Or King-Kong was too far to have a "versus" battle? (King Kong would win ...
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1answer
65 views

When do we first learn that Martine suffers from tuberculosis in Monte Walsh?

In the 1970 Lee Marvin western, Monte Walsh, the eponymous protagonist learns rather suddenly that his woman, Martine, is dead. This caught me completely by surprise and led me to believe that this ...
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28 views

A movie where three teens sell chocalate to create a buisness [duplicate]

A movie where three teens sell chocalate for like five minutes of the movie and one of the characters has a sister and another always wanted to start his own buisness and they find the buisness and ...
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1answer
117 views

Identify movie about a book

There was a recent trailer (within last year) for a movie about a romance based on a book the guy wrote. But it turns out the book isn't his. He found it in an attic?? I thought it was Silver ...
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4answers
3k views

Killing them softly: explanation of the allegory

The Brad Pitt film, Killing them softly, is an allegory of 2008's subprime economic crisis. I'd like to know who each of the characters in the film is supposed to represent in relation to the crisis. ...
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How closely do Sherlock Episodes relate to the original stories?

In the TV Series Sherlock I know there are many references to the original canon (for example the hat). Particularly variations of the episode names. A Study in Pink - A Study in Scarlet A Scandal ...
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1answer
142 views

Movie where teens start a chocolate business?

An old movie where teens in New York sell chocolate to start their own business. The business has an arcade in it and there is a concert.
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218 views

Woman living in an apartment taking self-portraits everyday (from 1990 to 2005)

And then suddenly there's this monster who hates the flash and the woman uses it to escape the monster... and by self-portraits.. it's like a Polaroid/instax thingy. So she had to go away and then at ...
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2answers
121 views

How did Clara get back to Trenzalore the first time?

In the Time of the Doctor context, did she do that by holding on to the outer edge of the TARDIS and travel through time and space that way?
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119 views

British TV series about a dead man living with his mates

The main character was a black man and was killed in an accident, didn't want to die, Death (who really Diggs Sarah Michelle Gellar) gave mercy so the dude could go on living as a dead person. Only ...
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81 views

A child who will not talk who lives in an institution

Two years ago, I saw this show and I think it was a recent episode. In it there was some kind of institution and in this institution there was a little boy. I think the whole place might have been for ...
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2answers
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Are there other film collections like the Criterion collection?

Are there other curated film collections like the Criterion collection?
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Are real guns used in movies?

For example, in "Matrix Reloaded", we see that the agents fire on the car driven by Morpheus. We see that the bullets penetrating the body of the car. If the gun is not real, how did it happen? If ...
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2answers
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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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What is the significance of the appearance of the wolf?

Near the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox, and just after the film's climax, Mr. Fox, Ash, Kristofferson and Kylie encounter a wolf. Like the scene, the wolf seemingly came randomly and out of nowhere (with ...
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Why does Isabelle double over in pain by the pond in Love Crime (Crime d'amour)?

In Crime d'amour (English: Love Crime), after the deed is done and Isabelle is disposing off all the incriminating evidence into a pond, she suddenly doubles over in pain. Why is this? Has she already ...
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Was the use of Daniel part of Isabelle's plan in Love Crime (Crime d'amour)?

In Crime d'amour (English: Love Crime), when in prison, Isabelle begins to suffer from what appear to be anxiety attacks. This suggests that things weren't really going to plan. What were these ...
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90 views

Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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311 views

What was Rat looking for in Fantastic Mr. Fox? Cider?

After Mr. Fox's fight with Rat, we have the following scene: Mr. Fox: All these wasted years, what were you looking for, Rat? Rat: Sssss … Ash: He's trying to say something, Dad. ...
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159 views

Which are the “several forms of animation” used by Wes Anderson in Fantastic Mr. Fox?

From the Wikipedia article for Fantastic Mr. Fox, The film mixes several forms of animation but consists primarily of stop motion. Besides stop motion, Which other forms of animation did the ...
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Did The Doctor use a full regeneration cycle?

In The Stolen Earth we witness The Doctor get fatally wounded by a Dalek's blast while reuniting with some of his companions. They bring him into the TARDIS where he starts to regenerate. However, ...
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1answer
3k views

Did Ra's al Ghul have a hand in the murder of Bruce's parents?

In the film, Liam Nielson's character states something along the lines that they had tried to destroy Gotham once before via economics, but some stubborn citizens (Bruce's parents) kept things afloat. ...
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398 views

Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North ...
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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...

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