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What is the name of the technique of introducing a character via a (often monocoloured) freeze frame?

In the movie snatch (among others) the characters are introduced via a mono coloured freeze frame with the name of the character next to it. An example of this can be found in this video at the 1:22 ...
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A man with two lovers, they find out and confront him

I saw this movie during the '90s in (I think) HBO. I remember all or most of the film is set up in the guy's appartment, and it felt like it was an adapted theater play. In the appartment, the two ...
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A movie about a Doctor who has affair with nanny who ends up killing his wife

I saw this movie while on vacation. The mother is killed by the nanny. The mother's sister figures it out: the nanny was the dad's lover (hired as a nanny to continue the affair). The dad, who is a ...
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208 views

Name Of Time Travel Romantic Movie

I saw a movie on Netflix Instant (US) in Summer 2013 but do not recall the name of it. All I remember is the plot. I have searched the internet and I am beginning to think that the movie does not ...
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278 views

Two boys trick another boy by prentending to be a girl online

I'm looking for an movie where two boys creates an fake Facebook account and start chatting with boy on their school. Later in the movie they start to send nudes and all his nudes ends up at school ...
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225 views

Identify horror movie involving morphing furniture

I remember watching the trailer for a horror movie years ago, I vaguely remember a scene where a group of young people were running away from something, closed a door, and then furniture in the room ...
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129 views

What's the point of the overly complex abduction?

I am currently rewatching Season 1 of 24 and while the plot lines around Bauer's daughter Kimberly and his wife Teri certainly are interesting and exciting and provide some great twists, I really ...
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Young American man studying in Paris meets young French couple

Some years ago I started watchin a DVD. Unfortunately I never finished the move, and I don't remember the title. It's probably made around 2000... The movie is about a young American man who moves ...
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Movie about two (three?) sisters, ending with “can't board airplane without shoes”

Honest 15-20 years ago, I've watched this one good old movie... with two sisters (or maybe good friends)... one of them was the singer of some musical band, or something like that... short-haired ...
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106 views

Similar TV show as MANHUNT on Discovery channel?

One or two years ago there was a TV show about 5-6 people (experts in various fields) which have the task to find one person in the USA. All they have is usually a photo, a video or something like ...
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164 views

Identify movie about 18yo drug dealer living with his widowed father

I don't remember this movie exactly, so.. what I remember is this. A movie about a guy (18 or something like that) who his mother dies (I guess cancer) but his father is alive and they live in the ...
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Why is the punishment for regicide so arbitrary?

Why did Tyrion survive while Ned died in Game of Thrones? They were in a similar situation, I tried to do the comparison on a quite superficial level: Ned was accused of plotting to assassinate the ...
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How realistic is the brainwashing shown during Season 3 and 4?

In Season 3 of Game of Thrones, karma really has it in for one of the main characters, who after betraying his friend ends up in a very unfortunate position: After being betrayed by his own troops ...
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134 views

The Invisible Man (TV Series) Eye Special Effect

In the 2000-2002 Sci-Fi channel TV Series, "The Invisible Man": The central character Darien has a side-effect of invisibility called "Quicksilver Madness." In this state he becomes dangerous verging ...
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Does anyone know which movie has a clever retort about “Good Day / Good morning”?

I have read many books and watched many movies, and I just thought of a specific retort that a character made, possibly in the Harry Potter movies (I want to say this was Dumbledore), to being bid ...
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465 views

Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?

One of the most quoted lines from After Earth is: Graviton buildup could be a precursor to mass expansion. This phrase is not only very memorable, but it's also quoted in many reviews as ...
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173 views

Identify an actress from TV

Here's what I know. She was on an episode of Law and Order: SVU. In the episode, there were young girls being manipulated into sexual relations with a man whom they believed was their biological ...
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235 views

Old Cartoon - fast driving cars on cross roads

I'm trying to find old cartoon (not sure about author of other part of cartoon); One moment there are speedy, unrealistic cars driving in one direction - it's green light for them, and another moment ...
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131 views

Need Title for an Old Movie about American Immigrants

I want to know the name of movie I saw a long time ago. I just remember in the beginning part, there was a boy who just moved to America (around the industrial era). The kids at school make fun of him ...
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193 views

Explanation of the shield repair scene in Sunshine

About 40 minutes into Sunshine (2007), the crew need to fix the shield. I don't understand this scene. According to Wikipedia's description: Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs ...
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533 views

Name this movie : Man who uses blood of predecessor to protect doorways

I saw this movie as a child but have never been able to find the title. I believe its about vampires, zombies or something similar. Key scenes include: Can only kill the monsters by ...
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2k views

Did Terence Mann die?

At the end of "Field of Dreams", Terence Mann gets invited to go with the baseball players into the corn field, and presumably the after-life: Ray. Ray. Listen to me, Ray. Listen to me. There is ...
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856 views

Why is Godzilla released significantly later in Japan?

When looking at the different release dates of Hollywood's 2014 take on Godzilla, it appears as quite striking that the release for Japan is signifantly later, more than 2 months to be precise, than ...
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689 views

Ostrich eats a diamond and is chased by people

What's the name of the following movie? It's set in Africa. An ostrich eats a diamond and everyone chases him. The main character rides a three wheeled motorcycle, has an axe, and falls in love with a ...
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133 views

French movie - violin, gondola type boat

"This movies is most certainly The Violin Player (Le joueur de violon), 1994." Caught the latter half of this movie on TV perhaps about 6-8 years ago. It was in French so I could not understand any ...
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Why was she thrown down the Moon Door?

I am not sure why Petyr Baelish threw Lysa Arryn down the Moon Door? Was it to protect Sansa Stark, or will his motives be revealed later? He was having sex with her one episode earlier, and then he ...
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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73 views

Doc Oc's actual motivation?

In Spider-Man 2, I understand that Doctor Octopus is being controlled by his tentacles, but what is his actual motivation for rebuilding the "device?" What does he hope to achieve by doing this? ...
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106 views

Where does the Green Goblin's mask come from?

So, it's been years since I've actually sat down and watched Spider-Man, the Toby Maguire film, and I got to thinking... Do they ever actually show where Norman's mask comes from? I remember where he ...
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1answer
121 views

Is there any significance to the difference in Godzilla's roar?

As soon (or late, for that matter) as Godzilla appears in full size in Hollywood's 2014 take on it, he utters a giant roar that seems to a large degree similar to his original roar from the Japanese ...
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1answer
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Is the Janjira incident a reference to Fukushima?

At the beginning of Hollywood's 2014 take on Godzilla we experience a disaster in the Japanese Janjira nuclear power plant, in the wake of which Joe Brody's wife Sandra dies. This disaster, which ...
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What was the restaurant in New York shown at the end of “The Other Woman”

What restaurant did the girls meet up in, in New York, at the end of the movie The Other Woman?
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What martial arts movie features a hero losing his arm?

I am trying to identify a martial arts movie that I saw years ago. The hero gets into a fight with several bad guys, is defeated and one of his arms is cut off in the fight. Later he plunges his ...
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237 views

Trying to find this dinosaur movie

I don't have much to go on, other than this odd gif depicting a scene where a dinosaur is petting a sleeping woman's head. Can anyone name the movie/show that is the source of this scene?
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Is Jack Bauer an antihero?

Have seen both used. Some articles typically say "The antihero is back", whilst others say he is a hero. Breeanna Hare at CNN even gets to the point by: -- At first it may seem "24's" Jack Bauer ...
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572 views

How did Sherlock deduce that the banker had made two international trips in one month?

In the episode "The Blind Banker", when Sherlock meets Sebastian, Sherlock looks at Sebastian's watch and deduces that he had made two international trips in one month because the time was right but ...
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1answer
438 views

Animated animals soccer match with human referee

In early 80s, I watched a clip (10-15 minutes) about a soccer/football game. It was about a match between animals (all animated) and a human (real, not animated) was the referee. All details are ...
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110 views

Evils are in glass building/hotel and a kid enters it

First, I didn't see this movie. My sister told the story to me. But she forgets the movie's name. Here is the story: In a village/town, there is a glass building/hotel. No one will even go into that ...
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678 views

A movie where a rich girl falls for a dance teacher

In this movie there is a girl with name of baby(i guess that was the name). The girl was from a rich family and she had a dance teacher. She fell in love with him. Then some things happen and some ...
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Black and White TV show with Lucille Ball? [closed]

Can anyone match up these images to a TV show. In these images it has Lucille Balls addressed in the credits or openings (not sure though). Does anyone know what TV show this is? and Does this ...
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Where is the music from the Interstellar trailer from?

The trailer for the new Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar" was just released. The music used is very familiar but I cannot pin down the source. It is present throughout the whole clip, but is most ...
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1answer
122 views

Why do the best chefs in the world go on Masterchef?

In the latest (UK) series, Ferran Adrià was prominently featured tasting the contestants food, possibly the most famous in a long line of critically acclaimed multi Michelin starred chefs. Presumably ...
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681 views

Do I need to watch the Hannibal movies before I watch the show?

I want to watch the TV show Hannibal (2013). Do I need to watch the movies before I watch it, or are they independent?
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430 views

Understanding the Flight of the Dead

I was watching the Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia the other day. Everything seemed fine but I didn't get the flight of dead part and those people in the beginning who reported of missing ...
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757 views

What language is shown on the TV in Bruce's cell?

When Bruce Wayne is in the prison-pit-thing in The Dark Knight Rises, what is probably the president of the US appears on TV. Underneath, there are some subtitles, in some language. Screenshot: ...
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Early 90's childrens' TV show

All I remember about the show is that it was a live action childrens' TV show from the early 90s. The baddies wore black and wore a badge with a Z on it, and I think the main characters came from ...
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Is “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” really the first episode?

Sorry if my question is a silly one. I wasn't even born when the first ever Simpsons episode was aired. I am watching them from the beginning but I'm wondering was there any shows before the S1E01 - ...
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Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch?

Has there ever been a Family Guy episode that featured the screen porch? I don't think I have ever seen an episode where the screen porch was featured.
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630 views

Did Ender love Valentine…in a romantic way?

Yep I know they were siblings but, throughout Ender's Game Ender only told Valentine what he feels. He saw her in a game. Why not Petra? And I can feel that he loves her in a different way or maybe I ...
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145 views

Why didn't they send another person to verify what Eleanor said?

In Contact, the major point of contention in the latter half is whether Eleanor had actually traveled to another planet or whether she was just hallucinating. Why couldn't they just try again with ...

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