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452 views

Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details I can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Something I ...
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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?

I've been stumbling upon this problem for quite sometime now. What kind of Operating System (or what is it branching from (ex: Linux, Windows...)) is Tony Stark using on his suite and Framework ...
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1k views

What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change? ...
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1answer
405 views

What's the purpose of the giant door?

King Kong (1933) A massive wall protects the native village from King Kong. But if you build a wall to keep a giant ape out, why would you put a door in that's conveniently his size? What's the ...
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2answers
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the Nazi troops brings the Ark of the Covenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
4
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1answer
617 views

Flying typewriters or sewing machines and the dangers of industrialisation

I'm desperately searching for an old cartoon I saw when I was a little child in the mid-90s. Unfortunately I don't remember all the details, rather the strange feeling it evoked in me. Here is a ...
4
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2k views

How realistic is the surveillance in the movie “Enemy of the State”?

I was watching "Enemy of the State" last night and at one stage I was convinced some of the stuff (such as the satellite tracking) was a bit far fetched. But given the age of that movie and the fact ...
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What did Sgt. Bilko & co. have against oats?

In one episode of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko), Bilko buys a racehorse and wants to get rich by sponsoring him at the races. Of course, they had to feed the horse, and a fair amount of the ...
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51 views

How can Jack deliver such toys to the children?

In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," Jack wants to take over Christmas and bring a wonderful, joyous holiday to all the people of the "real world." He's been to Christmas town, and he's seen what ...
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1answer
41 views

Live Action Fairy Tale Movie with Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie I watched during my childhood. Here's what I remember: It was a live-action movie Most/all the characters were based on fairy tales One of the characters ...
2
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1answer
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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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1answer
224 views

Movie about a man who is working on building a dam in Iraq

Someone in relation with a girl, she is pregnant. He leaves to work building a dam in Iraq. Much later waiting for his flight to New York City. In Iraq (or some undeveloped country), a man tells ...
14
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1answer
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How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?
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1answer
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Why did Bart Simpson toys have him wearing a blue t-shirt?

The following images illustrate my question; Why did Bart toys have a blue t-shirt when in the TV series he always wears a red t-shirt? Did he originally wear a blue t-shirt and have it changed ...
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1answer
3k views

What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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87 views

Why does Luke let Darth Vader kill the Emperor?

I read some articles/books talking about how the Jedi in Star Wars follow similar practices as buddhism. In Return of the Jedi, Luke did not want to fight Vader, but starts fighting once Vader says he ...
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3answers
833 views

Why did the writers choose this development for Moriarty?

Professor Moriarty is generally known as the greatest villain Sherlock Holmes has ever faced. I know that Sherlock was planned to end after the third season, concluding with the death of Sherlock, ...
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1answer
1k views

Who are the little guys wearing orange robes?

In Good Morning Vietnam, Adrian Cronauer says the line, It’s damn hot! I saw — It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. Whom is he referring to as “little guys” ...
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1answer
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What's the difference between “writer” and “screenwriter” professions?

I'd like to know the difference between the "writer" and "screenwriter" professions in the context of movies. Please notice that I'm not English mothertongue and I have little knowledge of ...
2
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0answers
57 views

Help! Need title of British 1970s crime movie

I watched this movie in the mid 1990s, on British Terrestrial TV. It was a crime film, shot in the style of The Sweeney (It was not The Sweeney). It was in colour, and slightly grainy. Basic plot, ...
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1answer
118 views

Which episode of Top Gear is this?

I recently went through and watched the two amphibious cars episodes (s8 e3, s10 e2). I greatly enjoy those episodes. However, I have an image in my head that I swore was from those episodes, but I ...
5
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2answers
210 views

Is 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 ...
3
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1answer
743 views

Identify a Horror film about bees which convert human into zombies

I watched a horror movie approx 6 years before on TV about some kind of bee's which can turn human into Zombies by entering into their body mostly through their mouth or injuries . Many people become ...
14
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1answer
292 views

Did Rutledge lie about the “Source Code”?

Rutledge (Jeffrey Wright) explains that the Source Code is not actually time travel, but merely a computer "construct" or "simulation", using the last 8 minutes of memory a person has (in this case: ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Why does Tommy wear a hockey mask in the end of Friday the 13th:A New Beginning?

In the movie Friday the 13th:A New Beginning, Roy is the one who is pretending to be Jason Vorhees and is the killer of the movie. But in the last scene of movie why is Tommy seen with a knife and ...
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3answers
7k views

What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
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2answers
340 views

Could a fire hose really support the weight of a falling man?

In the movie Die Hard, near the end, John McClane ties a fire hose around his waist and jumps off the roof of the Nakotomi plaza building. Would a fire hose really be able to support the weight of a ...
4
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2answers
150 views

Was Monk's mother also OCD?

In Mr. Monk and the Three Pies we meet Adrian's brother Ambrose. When Captain Stottlemeyer comes to Ambrose's house Ambrose gives him a cup of coffee with a number 6 on the mug. Adrian explains that ...
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2answers
286 views

Voldemort's physical presence pre-Goblet of Fire

Voldemort returned to physical, human form in the Goblet of Fire. But can someone explain what the physical effects of using the curse on Harry as a baby had on his body? He didn't die but also, ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't Bruce take a running jump when trying to escape from the pit?

When Bruce gets the hardest part of escaping the pit, the big jump, he stands at the edge and jumps from there. There is clearly room on the ledge he is standing on for him to take a running jump. ...
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2answers
546 views

Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
3
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1answer
37 views

How much of Nina's mother's emotional manipulation was real?

In Black Swan, my impression was that Nina's psychosis occurred in part due to both the pressure she put on herself to be "perfect," as well as the creepy relationship and emotional manipulation with ...
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1answer
67 views

Movie about a German man trying to get a 3rd eye

OK I saw this movie a few years ago on demand and I can't find anything about it on the internet, I'm hoping someone else has seen it. So in the beginning this man comes to this family and asks them ...
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0answers
38 views

Romantic movie in which a table is used to exchange letters [duplicate]

I dont remember when the movie came but it was about a couple who bought an old table and the guy find a secreat chamber in it where love letters written by a girl were lying and at the same time in ...
4
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1answer
98 views

Why does Teddy arrive on Shutter Island by boat?

I'm having troubles with the beginning, we all know what the ending should be as explained perfectly here But I simply cannot get my head around the fact he arrived to the island on a boat if it was ...
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2answers
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0
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0answers
78 views

What is this movie [closed]

(I'm only going off of what I can remember from the trailer) The trailer starts out with two boys, friends. One says to stay away from the cliffs because there's something strange in the caves by the ...
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1answer
84 views

Why does Walt “try to take credit” for his crime?

In Season 4 of Breaking Bad (Episode 4 or 5): Walt and Hank (with their families) are at Hank's place having dinner. At some point, Walt goes to the kitchen for another bottle of wine. He drinks a ...
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0answers
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What is the “Charmed” Episode where they go back in time and use a scrying spell boosted with cocaine or something?

What is the "Charmed" Episode where they go back in time and use a boosted scrying spell? The spell is boosted with some ingredient that is illegal in current times, and they have a small mention ...
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3answers
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Horror movie where the house comes alive

I remember seeing a horror movie where the house came alive. Everything came alive and attacked this person - the rug, the walls, I think stuff was flying out of the closet also. His bed may have come ...
3
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1answer
107 views

Does Jane Kaczmarek actually whistle in “Mrs. Tri-County”?

In the finale to season 6 of Malcolm in the Middle, Lois whistles impressively on stage. I can't seem to find a credit for who actually did the whistling: was it recorded (and from whom), or does the ...
3
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1answer
64 views

Was film actually “better” than digital media?

I happen, time and again, to read and hear people – among which people working in cinema – regretting the fact that film (in the sense of actual reels of plastic strip) is nowadays very rarely used ...
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0answers
33 views

80s/90s movie ID? Guy caught by gang, thrown into pool?

I hope someone can help me with this. I saw part of this film on Sky(Satellite TV in the UK) around 1995/96, every once in a while I remember it.. as I was watching it and it was getting exciting but ...
3
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1answer
53 views

What is the “vector analysis” used in The Bletchley Circle?

In the second episode of season one of the series The Bletchley Circle, the protagonists refer to a technique they call "vector analysis" that was used at Bletchley Park, and then apply it to a crime ...
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1answer
106 views

A party on an island - And then a murder streak by the host?

My friend just told me about this movie he saw long time back and the premise intrigued me. There is a party hosted by a person on an island perhaps inside some hotel. There are lot of guests. The ...
3
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1answer
173 views

Who is this man changing the name of Little Dice to Li'll Z?

In the movie City of God, who was the man that Changes the name of Li'll Dice to Li'll Z?
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3answers
329 views

Torture room with heated operating room table

I only remember one scene and it had two guys strapped to individual metal tables that look like something from a morgue. The room was made up like an operating room but was dank and dark. The ...
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0answers
51 views

Kidnapped woman in a hole [closed]

Probably from 80s or 90s. Woman was kidnapped or held captive (political prisoner?) and was in a hole or underground cell, naked. It's not the Black Panther movie where the girl is locked ...
0
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2answers
98 views

Horror movie help? Pretty low budget too

Hi I saw the trailer for this movie a year ago but it might be older. Basically 2 girls and 2 guys sneak into an aslyum after it is closed because one of the girls claims she a psychic and one of the ...
6
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2answers
151 views

Please identify this horror movie about a girl who was used to trap actors in a house

I watched it about 11 years ago starts with an audition for actors to go into a house to act a reality horror movie only for them to be trapped in a real horror house. The horror starts with one guy ...

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