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What was supposed to be happening with the horsemen and the merry-go-round shown in the end?

In the movie 'Now you see me', what was supposed to be happening with all of the so-called Horsemen? What is that carousel mean to be? Is that a reference to something or does it have a meaning, or ...
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Why is “Airplane!” called “Flying High!” in some countries?

According to Wikipedia, the movie Airplane! is called Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. I have looked online for some reasonable explanations as to why ...
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2000s action/spy movie with CIA agent posing as flautist. Also, mind control

I don't know where or when this was released, though I do remember watching it on DVD several years back (I wanna say 2005ish, but don't quote me on that). It was in English. It follows a young guy ...
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How many people are there onboard the train in Snowpiercer (2013)?

Just watched Snowpiercer (2013), and it made me wonder how many people are there onboard of the train, or at least the order of magnitude - is it like 1,000 or more like 1,000,000? This would give me ...
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A guy in prison and is writing back and forth to a model

I watched it 4 years ago on normal cable tv. Motel room TV channels. I want to say it's older than that. It's about a guy who's in prison and is writing back and forth to this modeling girl but when ...
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185 views

Science fiction movie about a mystery spaceship which can be alive

I remember a movie that was on TV a few times when I was a teenager. I just can't seem to find it anymore on any of the lists of sci-fi movies from the 60's, 70's, 80's. Maybe anyone here can help. ...
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Did Ben Affleck's character see Rebecca Hall's character when she activated the alarm?

It all happens in the beginning of The Town. Did Ben Affleck's character see Rebecca Hall's character when she activated the alarm? If he did see her, did he not act because he liked her then and ...
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Short soundbite (4-tone-pattern) from “Troy” (2004) used anywhere else?

The movie "Troy" from 2004 uses a 4-tone-soundbite quite a lot. It is at the beginning of this: as well on the 1:12 mark: timestamped link to youtube I could SWEAR I ...
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280 views

What is the equivalent of 555 for postal addresses?

We all know the 555-0100 to 555-0199 numbers used for fake phone numbers. Suppose there's a letter on screen for a short time, addressed to the villain, with the address on there and clearly visible ...
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Why was the art of old animated films sketchy?

The art of the moving characters (not static backgrounds) of old animated movies such as The Sword in the Stone (1963), The Jungle Book (1967), and The Aristocats (1970) were sketchy. The line work of ...
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52 views

Looking for any details about a skit about the foundation for the the tragically hip?

I am looking for any details about a skit about the Foundation for The Tragically Hip? It might have been SNL, but it might also have been on a VHS released by Playboy. I partially remember a line ...
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What are the subplots common to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope?

After watching The Force Awakens, I couldn't help but think it's a total remake of A New Hope given the amount of similar subplots. I've listed entire subplots of both movies that are identical in ...
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What prompted R2-D2 to wake up at this point in “The Force Awakens?”

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after the Resistance returned to their base from destroying Starkiller Base, R2-D2 suddenly wakes up with the wonderful news that he contains an additional piece of ...
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2answers
593 views

Science fiction movie where people connect to virtual reality by plugging a device in their neck

I have seen a movie in a psychology course that I have a vague memory of, so I can't provide much more details. I guess it could have been shot around the 80s or 90s. I remember that the stories turn ...
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477 views

Is the BB-8 robot in the new Star Wars movie and in this presentation the same exact robot?

Check out this gif of the BB-8 robot rolling through desert: See how its head is wobbling a lot? Now see this footage of BB-8 on stage of The Force Awakens celebration panel in Anaheim (seen from ...
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113 views

Movie about a sniper in a tower [closed]

I remember watching a movie a while back, probably 10 - 20 years ago. I would guess it was from the 80's maybe. All I remember is that it involved a sniper up high in a tower with a powerful sniper ...
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Movie about the software programmers

I saw a Hollywood movie around the year 2001, it is a comedy movie. I forget the movie name, help me to get the name. I can recall few things from the movie: 3 men are involved in the main roles, 2 ...
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164 views

Can you really infuse someone with a coconut?

In the movie "Who Am I" starring Jackie Chan we see a character giving someone an coconut infusion after they've suffered blood loss. Does this really work?
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89 views

Movie about a school massacre and hostage situation

First: This is not Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine". The movie starts with a blond boy who wrote a letter to his mother that explains his insane thing and asks her to forgive him. He exits the ...
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Why does Leonard on The Big Bang Theory always wear socks when he goes to bed with Penny?

Leonard always wears socks when he goes to bed with Penny. This seems pretty weird to me. Is there any specific reason why he does this?
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84 views

What is this movie about a crime author's murder?

Two men are alone together in a house. At least one is a fiction author (perhaps they both are, but I do not remember). One man, the older man, lives in this house, and he owns many strange artifacts, ...
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5answers
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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Questions about skiing scene in “On her majesty's secret service”

While watching the hunting scene down from the hotel on skis in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" I was wondering why (and if) they are going quite slow. If I had the same hill while on skis (and ...
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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
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Why don't they show subtitles for the Spanish dialogue?

I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and I am currently watching season 3. One thing that I have noticed is that there are several scenes where characters speak in Spanish - some of these scenes are quite ...
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Why did the man-next-door attempt to kill the family-next-door?

In the movie Dream House, near the end its revealed that: Its actually the man-next-door (Ann's husband and Chloe's father) who kills the Ward's wife and two daughters. We are shown that he is ...
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1answer
414 views

How does Kate Macer identify Ted has been sent to kill her in Sicario?

In Sicario Reggie introduces Ted as a cop to Kate Macer (Emily Blunt). After having some drink and dancing, they become intimate, and then Ted brings out this band from his pocket. Looking at this ...
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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. Verbal uses a lot of information ...
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When did Joey become an idiot?

Joey from Friends never started out an idiot. He started as a smart guy giving normal advice but at some point, the writers decided to change his personality. Can we pinpoint the exact episode when ...
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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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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage ?
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53 views

What surrealistic 20s movie is mentioned in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris

What surrealistic 20s movie is mentioned in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris? It was something like a main character says to one of 3 surrealists (not Salvador Dalí but one of his collegaues) that he ...
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

In the 2004 DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Sebastian Shaw is replaced by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost. But why? The other Force Ghosts appear to be ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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2answers
414 views

Who is the father of Darth Vader?

In 'The Phantom Menace', Anakin's mother says: There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth to him. I can't explain what happened. So who was his father? Was it Darth Plagueis; because ...
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Outcome of relationship at the end of 'Blue Valentine'

At the end of the movie 'Blue Valentine', as 'Dean' walked away from the home and sending their daughter back to 'Cindy' mean that they separate (divorce or something)? Or does it mean anything else ...
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What is the right age for starting a training for Jedi?

In the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke was said to be too old for Jedi training. Similarly the Jedi council says Anakin to be too old for training in the prequel trilogy and we do see kids getting ...
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1answer
141 views

How are Lightsabers created in Star Wars?

Can anyone please explain how lightsabers are created in the Star Wars universe or is does it occur magically? Also when someone is training to be a Jedi, how and when will he receive or procure his ...
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1answer
97 views

How can one tell the country of origin of a movie?

I recently watched the movie Beasts of no Nation and most of the characters and location were all Ghanaian -- but I kind of think that is not enough to qualify the movie as Ghanaian. How can one ...
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Why is fear running the mind of riley's mother and anger running the mind of riley's father? [duplicate]

Why is fear running the mind of Riley's mother and anger running the mind of Riley's father? Is the idea a stereotype or did the creators talk about this, why in this very instance the emotions are ...
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1answer
515 views

How “directed” were the activities filmed in Disney's Monkey Kingdom?

While watching the plot of Monkey Kingdom unfold, I became very curious about just how directed many of the scenes were. This is perhaps a slightly broad question, but I think it's still a good one. ...
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1answer
324 views

Why is Cinderella called Ella in “Once Upon a Time”?

In Once Upon a Time, characters' names were kept as they are in the fairy world from Prince Charming to Rumpelstiltskin. But why is Cinderella called by the name of "Ella" by all the characters?
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75 views

Why was the gostface mask changed in the TV series?

Why has the Father Death mask of Ghostface been changed in the TV series Scream. What is the reason for this change? The older one seemed to be more popular and loved, while the newer one seems less ...
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1answer
162 views

3 guys talk about a movie near a body of water

I've watched only a snippet of movie where 3 guys meet outside, near a lake/sea. Then one other young guy meets them, after saying hello to his girlfriend. The three guys are an old man with white ...
3
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1answer
65 views

When did Carroll get out of the transport?

In the episode "Let Me Go" (S01E07) of The Following, Joe Carroll escapes from prison but Ryan Hardy seemingly witnessed him being strapped into the transport. Later, Hardy realizes that there was ...
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2answers
621 views

Is Penny an alcoholic?

I'm struggling to recall a scene in The Big Bang Theory where Penny isn't drinking, getting ready to drink or making a crack about needing a drink (usually in order to make some interminable event go ...
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0answers
117 views

Did Tony deceive Aldrich Killian into thinking that Mark 42 malfunctioned?

This is from the final battle scene in Iron man 3. My question is: Did Tony's Mark 42 really malfunction or did he use that as a pretext to get Killian's attention (he even stalls him by talking ...
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1answer
114 views

Looking for a film similar to Groundhog Day with a woman reliving her wedding day over and over until she marries her fiance's brother instead

This is about a lady who is marrying a guy who she realises she doesn't really love and she ends up meeting a stranger while taking a walk in the woods near the cabin where she is due to get married ...
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How did the watch do what it did?

In Interstellar, after young Murph places the watch on the bookshelf in her bedroom, her father - in the same bedroom but from another dimension - moved the second hand and recorded data in a ...
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783 views

Is there any term for the following subgenres of horror movies?

Horror movies can be basically divided into two broad categories: Where the 'villain' is a supernatural being. As in Exorcist, Conjuring etc.. Where the 'villain' is a human, usually a serial ...

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