7
votes
1answer
585 views

How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the photo-...
7
votes
1answer
200 views

Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
471 views

How does Mike get back from the Himalayas in Monsters Inc?

When Sully and Mike are banished to the Himalayas they discover the closest village is a three-day hike away. Sully uses a sledge to get there quickly, then uses a child's closet door to return to the ...
7
votes
1answer
562 views

Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
7
votes
1answer
493 views

Shooting location for Cloud Atlas: where is this tower?

I would love to find out the name of this tower: It's in Cambridge, but that's about all I know. It's for a project. IMDB is pretty inconsequential. Is there a better website for finding film ...
7
votes
2answers
568 views

Why didn't Tony Stark order Jarvis to save Pepper Potts?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 when Extremists attack on his house, he uses his suit to save Pepper's life. The same could be done in the end part of the movie when Pepper Potts was falling from 200 ...
7
votes
1answer
371 views

What is the significance of the billboard?

In The Great Gatsby (2013) they make reference to the billboard with the eyes and eye glasses. "Always watching". Several times during the movie they pan and/or zoom to the billboard as if it were ...
7
votes
2answers
458 views

A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
7
votes
1answer
380 views

Does The Prisoner have a 'canonical' running order?

I just finished watching the box set of The Prisoner and I was also reading the reviews on the AV Club website, because I like reading reviews of things. I noticed that the episode order in the ...
7
votes
5answers
7k views

Why don't they cover themselves in zombie guts more often?

It was shown in season 1 by Rick and Glenn, and in season 3 by Michonne, that covering yourself in zombie guts is a pretty effective way of avoiding walkers. Sure it wasn't foolproof, but it was still ...
7
votes
2answers
9k views

What is the main promotional image of House of Cards trying to portray?

The main promotional image of Netflix's House of Cards shows Kevin Spacy's character of Frank Underwood sitting in place of Lincoln on the Lincoln Monument against a silvery background: What kind ...
7
votes
2answers
519 views

Identify this movie where a woman is backing away from a rat-like creature?

I think it's a common one - I've certainly seen it several times before. This movie has a short clip of a black and white film where a woman is seen (who may have locked herself in a laundry room - ...
7
votes
2answers
617 views

Why is international distribution so tangled even for recent movies released first online?

The iTunes trailer for John Dies at the End proclaims that it will be available online, "everywhere" from december 2012 before its cinema release in January 2013. Of course by "everywhere" they mean ...
7
votes
1answer
631 views

Are the comedic elements in the film Jack Reacher evident in the novels on which it was based?

Having seen Jack Reacher, and not having read any of the Lee Child books upon which the film was based, I was surprised by the amount of humor in the film. These elements reached their nadir with a ...
7
votes
2answers
440 views

Trying to identify a martial arts movie where one team hand their medals to the other team

This was a martial arts movie, I remember that it was team-based: members of teams fight against each other one-on-one and win points for their team, the points determine the winning team in the end. ...
7
votes
1answer
236 views

What was Weyland suffering from?

In Prometheus, it is shown in 2089, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Holloway discovered another cave-drawing of so-called engineers. In 2093, they reached LV-223. They have been asleep for two years (The geologist ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Was Rear Window making a statement about 1950s gender roles?

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of mise-en-scène, whereby in film just about every inch of every frame of a film was intentional. Rear Window is one of his greatest and most influential films. ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Why did the Uchiha Clan want to Rebel?

In Naruto, the entire Uchiha Clan are all slaughtered by Sasuke's brother, Itachi. If they're so weak, why did they want to rebel? Also the third hokage doesn't seem to be the kind condoning ...
7
votes
3answers
6k views

Who nukes the USA in The Divide?

In The Divide (2011), I am confused as to who nukes the USA? Was it the Arabs? Maybe the Koreans?
7
votes
1answer
176 views

Was the Pack's memory of eating the Principal ever mentioned again?

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 6, Xander and 4 other students are possessed and they eat a pig. At the end they are all freed of possession and Xander claims memory loss. However Giles ...
7
votes
1answer
460 views

Unrelated Cast Songs for the Credits

At the end of "There's Something about Mary" (1998) the characters sing "Build me up, Buttercup" which seems to be fairly unrelated to the film and at the time unique. Was TSaM the first film to ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Looking for the complete Happy Days Spin Off Tree

I believe (but it is like fodder for another question) that Happy Days may be part of the largest spin-off tree in TV History (To the date of this posting) Is there a compiled list or graphic of the ...
7
votes
1answer
163 views

What explains the digitization effect experienced by Stevens in one of his “flashbacks”?

In the movie Source Code, during one of his "flashbacks," Stevens experiences the world appear to disintegrate, and "digitize." While watching the movie, you get the impression this is the result of ...
7
votes
1answer
73 views

How did Finch's cover identity get blown?

In Person of Interest, in "The Day The World Went Away", Finch's cover identity is exposed after he visited a cafe he brought Grace to. How did Samaritan establish the link between Professor Whistler ...
7
votes
1answer
328 views

Who was this girl who can manipulate birds?

In X-Men: Apocalypse we get to know that Magneto has started a family and has a wife and daughter. Now this newly established daughter shows the power to make birds attack the police before when she ...
7
votes
1answer
776 views

Why did Flash completely avoid mentioning Supergirl?

In Flash S02E18 "Versus Zoom", Flash accidentally passes through a blue portal during his speed test and after his return he asks how much time has passed. It's surely a nod to the crossover episode, ...
7
votes
1answer
93 views

Man admits guilt but recants it, leading to investigation and legal struggle

Premise: A man kills his wife, who has been cheating on him. Man is arrested by a policeman, with whom the wife had the affair. Man admits guilt to the policeman. Upon further questioning, the man ...
7
votes
3answers
790 views

Old movie about an immortal man who saves a young girl

Ok, this is a long shot considering that I don't remember very much at all about this movie. I watched it with my parents like 10 years ago but I've always wondered what movie it was. I only ...
7
votes
1answer
200 views

Are weapon manufacturers investing in product placement?

Basically in every movie or tv series we can find product placement. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and many others are promoting their products through product placement. Is it documented ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Is the money meant to link Fargo the TV series and Fargo the movie?

Early in episode 4 of season 1 of the TV series Fargo we see a flashback scene explaining some of a character's history. The car of character Stavros Milos breaks down in a snow swept remote road. He ...
7
votes
2answers
806 views

Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the meaning of showing the tapetum lucidum (eye glow) of the replicants?

I just saw Blade Runner on the big screen for the first time in twenty years. There were many details that I saw for the first time. One of these details happens whenever we see a replicant. They are ...
7
votes
1answer
493 views

Could Crocodile Dundee have a Bowie knife in NY

When Mick Dundee first arrived in NY, he went for a walk carrying a Bowie knife on his belt. After a mounted policeman brought him back to his hotel, he gave Mick his knife back. After that scene, ...
7
votes
1answer
278 views

Is there a name for Robin Williams' style of physical comedy?

I'm sure all film fans were deeply saddened by the recent death of Robin Williams. In obvious tribute, News outlets and internet sites are broadcasting clips of his finest works, and videos of his ...
7
votes
1answer
231 views

Movie with different stories about the Ten Commandments

I would like to ask if somebody knows a movie about the ten commandments in which each commandment connects to one story of different people and they all talk to a black guy about their problems and ...
7
votes
2answers
184 views

How did Dick endanger Holly's children?

In Die Hard 2 Holly and Dick have a heated exchange in the plane and she says something like "Listen, buster. You endangered my children and you didn't do it for anything as noble as the people ..." ...
7
votes
1answer
245 views

Woman follows a man with a special camera around the world

This may be a movie from the 80s or 90s. The movie starts with the main actress driving her car, I believe somewhere in Italy, and she rides out of the city. On some mountain she crashed with some ...
7
votes
1answer
496 views

How did Skynet know about Kyle Reese?

In Terminator Salvation, Skynet casts Kyle Reese and John Connor as its two most wanted humans. How did it know about Kyle Reese's existence? John Connor's story as something of a messiah appears to ...
7
votes
3answers
12k views

What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
7
votes
2answers
523 views

Why did Yashida “adopt” Yukio?

In The Wolverine we learn that Yukio is neither a real member of the Yashida family nor a mere employee, but she was an orphan found by Yashida when she was a child. When asked by Logan for the ...
7
votes
1answer
222 views

Western about a sheriff with a tin star made by children

There are many westerns about reluctant sheriffs, including "The Tin Star," but the one I am looking for has a star that children made for the sheriff, misspelled if I recall correctly. Like usual ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
7
votes
1answer
491 views

Heist movie where a guy uses camouflage and fails

This movies dates before 2000. It is about a heist, if I recall correctly, a diamond is the objective. The particular scene I remember is one guy using a camouflage to blend with the floor of the ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?

In the final minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012) the character played by Joaquin Phoenix enters a bar and makes suggestive eye contact with a woman there, and then scene cuts to the ...
7
votes
3answers
426 views

How did Mr. Monk manage to become a police officer?

I think the pilot implied that Trudy's murder triggered Monk's obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), which let to him having to leave the police force. But the episode Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man ...
7
votes
1answer
696 views

Why is the German version of Prometheus released 2 months after the world premiere?

Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version. The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 ...
7
votes
1answer
910 views

Identify this animated series with the animal fighters which transforms

Approximately 7-8 year before I have seen a cartoon series where animals fight with their enemy using super natural powers. The main enemy in the series is a self minded machine which sends mechanical ...
7
votes
1answer
113 views

What happened to the natives?

In Aguirre: The Wrath of God, two natives approach the raft, and are taken aboard. After the priest on the raft attempts to convert them by showing them the bible and saying that it is the word of ...

15 30 50 per page