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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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Is Peggy really to blame for all those dead people?

The second season of the excellent FX series Fargo aired it's season finale last night. In a series packed with great characterizations and plot twists, there was one I was disappointed with. In the ...
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Music In The House Of The Undying

When Danaerys "reunites" with Drogo in the House of the Undying in S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" what is the wind instrument playing? Some kind of horn or flute thing?
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Significance of the painting behind M in the restaurant

Skyfall made prominent use of paintings, especially paintings of ships, to visualize James Bond's and MI6's state, as previosly discussed. Given this, I couldn't help but notice that its successor ...
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293 views

Animated apocalyptic sci-fi movie from the 70's or early 80's

Every few years I make an attempt to find information about this barely-remembered show that I saw. I was probably around 6 years old, and lived in South Africa at the time, for what that helps. ...
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263 views

Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
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336 views

Black & White time travel movie that ends with a repeating time loop

I am looking for a black and white science fiction movie that I watched a couple of times on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the early to mid 1960's on local Los Angeles television. The movie was ...
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617 views

Is money transfer in Casino Royale a plot hole?

I am not sure if I am missing something but I feel like there is a plot hole in Casino Royale in regard to the money transfer. After Mathis is tasered and taken away, Mendel (the banker guy) shows ...
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330 views

What happened to President Walker's immunity?

When Claire was talking to the woman during the campaign, we heard that the woman said, "like when he pardoned Walker and the other guy, the rich one" I understand why he pardoned Tusk, but why would ...
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What is the real story behind movie Badlapur?

During the interviews makers said that Badlapur is based on true events happened in central Europe in 1980s. Some say these events actually happened in Pune itself. Does anybody know the exact real ...
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Who is Mr Robertson?

Near the end of the movie Predestination, the old Temporal Agent said, "We are Robertson". Can someone confirm that John/Jane becomes Robertson, after he has killed the elder Temporal Agent?
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622 views

Time travel movie with a spinning time machine

I've been looking for a long time for the name of a (probably) made-for-TV movie involving a time travel machine that spun like a small carousel, with a teenage boy and girl sitting on it. After ...
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Are Star-Lord's final words a reference to something else?

After watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter Quill's final words: What should we do next? Something good? Something bad? A bit of both? a friend of mine meant that he thinks to know this ...
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177 views

The three note danger idiom

There is a three note idiom that has appeared in SEVERAL theatrical releases (comedies) recently that indicates danger. I do not know the notes, but it goes "dum dum DUM", and the viewer knows ...
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167 views

Who hid the Dragon Emperor and his army after they were cursed?

When the witch curses the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he turns into a mud statue inside the palace and so does his army outside. But when Alex found the statues, they ...
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312 views

Man and daughter marooned on planet until she is kidnapped

I've been trying to recollect what movie or (mini series) I watched in the 90s. It may have been made before the 90s, I'm not sure. In any case, it was about a man and his pre-teen daughter. They ...
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229 views

When does Sherlock draw the flipbook?

In Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows Sherlock replaces Moriarty's bank book with a similar one containing a fish animation while he's being tortured with the hook. However this is the first time ...
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Why do they sometimes not use a real operating system in films?

Why is it that sometimes TV shows and movies use real operating systems (ie: Windows, Mac OS or Linux) and computers but then sometimes hide the logos or use a fake OS with an unrealistic GUI?
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What happened to the production between seasons 5 and 6 of the 2003 TMNT series?

The sixth season of the 2003 TMNT cartoon marked a distinct change from the earlier series; a lighter tone, aimed at a lower aged audience (over use of catch phrases, stating the obvious etc), and ...
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170 views

Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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198 views

Did Officer Jim Kurring know that Claudia was a drug addict?

A while back I had a small debate with someone about whether Jim knew Claudia was addicted to drugs and needed help. My interpretation was that he did know and felt he could be her "knight" because ...
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97 views

Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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132 views

Why isn't Dr Bishop consulted about the disc in “The Ghost Network”?

In the episode The Ghost Network from Fringe's first season, the object that is being exchanged is some sort of a disc that is capable of storing information. Dr Bishop has been brought into this ...
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780 views

Who is the boss of Mrs. Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith?

It's been awhile since I saw the film, so I may be remembering the scene wrong. However, early in the film, when "Tank" is called upstairs for a meeting (which he thinks is a promotion, but which ...
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How accurate is the plot in Netflix's show 'Orange is the New Black'?

So I know the premise of Netflix's Orange is the New Black is based on a true story, but how closely does the show follow true events? Are the actual events/goings-on in the TV story based on details ...
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186 views

Movie where butler walks down the wall and shouts at woman

A long time ago I saw this scene of a movie, that I would like to find again. It is some sort of comedy, or at least contains comedic surreal elements. I would guess the film is from somewhere ...
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177 views

Does time travel in the 12 Monkeys TV show work differently than in the movie?

I've been watching the 12 Monkeys TV show, which is based off of the 1996 movie of the same name. Time travel is a major part of that movie, and I have found a thorough fan explanation for how it ...
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166 views

Old Man's interaction with Mulder “10 years ago”?

I can't find a source to quote or a clip to post, but in the first episode of the new X-Files miniseries, Mulder and the Old Man (Rance Howard) have a conversation outside at night. Mulder says, at ...
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Film\TV series with two teams (of students?); One tries mental torture techniques on the other

I remember only this; There was a film or TV series that had two teams (possibly male students?) that were pitted against each other. One team has been given information (a location I believe) and the ...
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How come the ship in Triangle is empty?

This question (and its corresponding answers) do a good job of explaining how the time loop influences the story, but there's one thing I still don't understand - how did the ship in the middle of the ...
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How/why did Tomorrowland depopulate?

In the 1960s, Tomorrowland was an objectivist utopia. When next visited (by the audience) in the modern day, it seems depopulated except for the governor (Hugh Laurie) and some guards. What happened? ...
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What did Daniel Plainview whisper?

Was it ever revealed (in an interview, script draft, etc.) what Daniel whispered to Eli in the church after the baptism in There Will Be Blood? It certainly looked like Eli was not pleased with ...
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212 views

Why did Cigarette Smoking Man lie about ever having killed another human being?

In the Season 4 episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man", we see CSM personally kill both JFK and MLK. However, when he and Deep Throat are confronted with killing an E.T. in the modern day, he ...
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Have people forgotten about Hannibal Lecter between Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon?

In Hannibal Rising, Hannibal Lecter goes on a killing spree and becomes a cannibalist. People clearly know he is the one who committed these murders. Such a remarkable chain of events won't go ...
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Why do the cops shoot at Blade without provocation

After Blade invades the coroner, why are the cops so ready to shoot at him and even more so with a machine gun and in force. They never say stop or I'll shoot. Is this just the movie makers need ...
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561 views

Why is there an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of Birdman?

Why is there is an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of the movie Birdman? Did that asteroid strike Riggan and give him the power to fly?
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Father/daughter 90s thriller with eyes in 2 different colors

I have confused the movie 'Along Came A Spider' with a different movie. The movie I am looking for is about a detective or writer who takes his daughter to this house. She is about 6 to 8 years old. ...
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851 views

“Company Name Presents…” - what does it mean?

In the beginning of a movie, multiple companies associated with the production show off their fancy (and sometimes not so fancy) logo intro clips. I've noticed sometimes one of the companies will ...
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Breaking a safe in underwear

In the beginning of the movie a pair of travelers are walking through woody terrain covered in deep snow, well dressed for cold winter. They reach some sort of bunker and go inside. There it turns out ...
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Two inept agents with an accent listen to classical music while driving

I recall watching a movie that would have been made in the 80's or 90's that involved two male agents who wore black suits, had a foreign accent, and were operating in the United States. The pair were ...
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In which scene does the uncredited demon character appear?

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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Was Svetlana Khodchenkova's voice dubbed?

  [Source] I have read several reviews of The Wolverine that believe russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova, who plays Viper, was dubbed (example), but IMDb doesn't list a voice actress. There ...
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Why is Hanna so snappish and rude to Michael at times?

I loved The Reader, but there are some things I didn't understand about Hanna's character: Why is she so snappish and rude to Michael at times? For instance on his birthday, as well as the fight ...
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567 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
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Mother helps drug addict son suffering during withdrawal by giving him a fix

I only remember a scene from this movie: A drug addict is locked up by his mother in a house to stop him from getting drugs. Seeing how much he suffers going through withdrawal the mother decides to ...
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Why are the plot recap and opening title sequence of The West Wing in standard definition when the rest of the episode is high definition?

The West Wing was shot on film and six of the seven seasons were broadcast in high definition. Warner Brothers made all seasons available in high definition through download and streaming, but the ...
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232 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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385 views

Did Petey actually kill himself or did someone else kill him?

In the movie "Setup", When Sonny and Petey visit their friend (with the guns and drugs), Petey starts playing around with guns. Later, while Sonny and his friend were talking, they hear a shot and ...
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What influenced the story and setting of Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville?

Alphaville is one of my favorite movies. The plot, characters, and narration have always seemed very unique to me. I am wondering what influenced them, particularly the idea of a galactic capital city ...
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What protocols did NASA stop using during Apollo 9 that the CNSA is still using?

In the amazing film, "The Martian", there is a montage sequence where everyone is figuring out how to get the Hermes resupplied for it's rescue mission of Space Pirate Mark Watney. During this ...

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