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Why do they change the storyline?

Why do producers change the storyline when they take a book/comic book and make it into a movie/ TV show? I mean, I've been watching the walking dead since 2010 and I recently read all the comic book ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Technologies used in MI: Ghost Protocol

What kind of technology does Ethan Hunt use in The Kremlin where he projects the image of a statue on transparent film? Is this possible to trace anyone's eyes according what they're seeing in front ...
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Three-part movie with repeating script

I'm looking for a movie that is made up of three parts. All parts have the same script, but (amazingly) the storyline is different in each part. I'm not sure, but I think Harvey Keitel plays in it.
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What is the role of Winston Wolfe?

In the movie Pulp Fiction Winston Wolfe says about himself: "I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.". But what does he mean with that and what really was his role?
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Kissing a naked alien turns kisser into her slave

When I was kid, I remember vaguely channel surfing at my friend's house. There was a sci-fi movie set maybe in out of space. Premise: There were these woman, unclothed maybe they were aliens or ...
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Search for 70s adult movie about Lyla

I am trying to identify an adult movie I had seen some years back that I believe the title was Lyla or perhaps Sexy Lyla. There was a soul theme song like "Ooh, ooh, sexy. Sexy Lyla... [snip] ...
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Is healing technique of Karate Kid practically possible?

In The Karate Kid (2010), Jackie Chan uses some fire technique for healing of Smith's wounds. I want to know is that technique is real or complete fiction?
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Identify Movie: comedy about train robbery

Stupid comedy about two idiots who robbed train. For grabbing they stolen new car looks like that This car belonged to the local sheriff. He was crazy about this car! He cleans his car ten times a ...
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What is the genre of movies with multiple interrelated plots called?

There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others. Is there a specific name given or ...
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In Spartacus, can gladiators break a roman formation?

In the series Spartacus, season 3 episode 6, it appears that a small group of 3-4 gladiators (with just swords) manages to break a tight wall formation of 6-8 romans attacking them with roman shields, ...
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The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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Looking for title of an old show for teens

I used to watch an old TV show for teens in which a girl got soaked in some stuff that fell off a truck (it was in barrels). And from that point, she could melt and slide under doors and reform in her ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?

I am going to watch "The Avengers", and I was wondering do I need to have watched any of the films such as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America etc to understand Avengers?
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Movie with a tiny winged prince, swamp frogs, and heavy snow

Out of nowhere i suddenly have this vague memory of an animated movie i watched as a child (i was born 93 so the 90's but it might have been an old tape). This is what i can recall so far: There were ...
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Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?

Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?
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What are the key differences between the movie Edge of Tomorrow and the original book?

Edge of Tomorrow is based on a original Japanese book, All You Need is Kill (I still think that would also have been a better movie title). In some of the answers about the movie there are hints ...
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80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
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How did Walt get shot?

In the Breaking Bad finale when Walt turns on the automatic machine gun in his car's trunk everyone gets shot who is standing or sitting in a chair because the gun was pointed at a certain height. But ...
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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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427 views

A movie about a female cop going after two bored young lads that killed a woman

I watched an excellent movie before and now want to re-watch it, but can't remember its name. Here's the plot: Setting: California, or somewhere in the wild West, a ranch or something like that, ...
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Movie where contestants have to kill one another for money

So my memory is pretty bad, but.. i believe it was filmed in early 2000s. It's a movie about a reality tv type show where contestants are trapped inside a gorgeous villa and have to kill each other ...
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Why the prevalence of Latin forenames in the Capitol?

When watching The Hunger Games as well as its sequel Catching Fire, it occured to me that the members of the Capitol often bear Latin forenames, like Seneca, Ceasar, Claudius, Plutarch, Octavia, ...
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What does the “they've gone to plaid” joke mean?

When Dark Helmet orders Spaceball One to go to ludicrous speed, we see it leave a trail of plaid behind. Is this a reference to a specific movie or language idiom?
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Romantic comedy (rom-com) about a woman and man who become guardians of a baby

This movie is about a husband and wife who have a baby. They unfortunately die in a motorcycle accident and the baby is left to the womans best friend and mans best friend who hate each other. At ...
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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 ...
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457 views

Why didn't Kellog die in S1E5?

In Continuum Season 1, Episode 5, But Kellog didn't die. Kiera had some speculations about why that happend, but they all seem kinda odd. Is there an explonation consistent with the serie's logic? ...
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Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
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Was Tiffany actually psychotic or was she just acting?

In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, in a scene at the end where Pat confesses his love to Tiffany through a letter. I can't recollect the exact words but he says something like The only way you ...
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Why E.T. moves towards Yoda like kid calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic, E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizzarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing ...
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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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What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...
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Fight club ending question

Does the building Tyler and Marla are in collapse at the end? Because I hear Tyler saying to the rest of the guys "I'll meet you downstairs"
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Last Action Hero refers to real movies?

In the 1993 released English movie, Last Action Hero, is the reference to Jack Slatter real? Was there ever any movie named Jack Slatter with same or similar story to that shown in the movie?
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Is it realistic for a terrorist to leave his phone number behind in the call list?

In Source Code, it is shown that by redialing a number from the same phone that was connected to the bomb, Capt. found the guy finally who set up the bomb. But is it realistic for a terrorist to ...
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In Casino Royale, what Exactly does Bond say at this moment?

After checking out some guys like Alex Dimitrios and Le Chiffre using M's credential's, he gets out in the Evening to play poker with the Alex. But, before starting his game he says something to two ...
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Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
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X Files shot on location at UMD's campus?

This is a somewhat obscure question, but through a bit of Googling and a bit of background work, I've been unable to find an answer. I'm a UMD student, and have been trying to ascertain whether or ...
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Black rocks that kill people

I watched a Black & White movie on TV. It looked like it could be from 60's. There were some black rock killing people. I only remember one or two scenes. One where a scientist is running some ...
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Star Trek II - What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy

About 30 minutes into Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, Kirk is performing an inspection of the training crew on board the Enterprise. Kirk inspects engineering and then says to McCoy "I'll be on the ...
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“Rock TV” animated/live action series from the early to mid 80s

Riffling through my memory on another question, I was reminded of a series that aired in the States on broadcast (NBC, I think, though it may have been syndicated), probably Saturday mornings. I seem ...
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What was the first film shot completely with a subjective point of view?

What was the first full-length feature film shot completely with a subjective point of view, i.e. with a subjective camera where shots simulates what a character actually sees (audience, character, ...
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What is the origin of the Black Tablet thing surrounded by apes?

In the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film and one of the episodes of The Simpsons both show a scene were a bunch of apes in what seems to be a canyon region are looking at a long black ...
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What movie mentions that table salt is banned in the future?

I think it was a woman who said this to a man and the genre on the film was sci fi/futuristic. I thought it was Minority Report, but can't confirm that. Charlize Theron and Bruce Willis come to ...
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Why didn't the gangster shoot Lou?

In Nightcrawler, the injured gangster shoots down Rick when he comes in front of him, but when the same gangster comes out of the car, he sees Lou standing right in front of him, filming. Yet he does ...
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Is there a trope for a pile-on fight?

Is there a trope about one person being tackled and piled on and the hero uses tremendous strength to get up and the multiple opponents go flying? Here is what I am talking about from The Matrix ...
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Why was Birdman on limited release?

Michael Keaton's Birdman had great reviews and opened in 4 theaters to a record per screen. The following week 50 screens, then 250 (according to mojo) It cost $22m and as of early Nov has earned ...
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Did Nick really push Amy?

During the first half of Gone Girl, we see many scenes narrated by Amy. These are as written in her diary. So was that pushing incident a reality?

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