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Identify movie about a book

There was a recent trailer (within last year) for a movie about a romance based on a book the guy wrote. But it turns out the book isn't his. He found it in an attic?? I thought it was Silver ...
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130 views

British TV series about a dead man living with his mates

The main character was a black man and was killed in an accident, didn't want to die, Death (who really Diggs Sarah Michelle Gellar) gave mercy so the dude could go on living as a dead person. Only ...
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237 views

Who commits the murders in The Ninth Gate?

In the underrated Polanski movie The Ninth Gate, Jonny Depp plays Corso, a dodgy antique book dealer, who is hired by Balkan, a rich collector, to verify the authenticity of a rare dark book, The Nine ...
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2answers
395 views

What techniques were used for the animation in The Triplets of Belleville?

The brilliant modern animated movie The Triplets of Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendez-Vous) is both moving as a story and has beautifully stylistic animation. The images are clearly meant to ...
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2answers
135 views

How did Clara get back to Trenzalore the first time?

In the Time of the Doctor context, did she do that by holding on to the outer edge of the TARDIS and travel through time and space that way?
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1answer
684 views

Looking for the name of a children's Sci-fi film series in the late 90s to early 2000s

I am looking for a Film series which had 5-6 parts where: a blond high school kid meets up with a white haired scientist and are being chased by a black guy who uses a exo-suit into different ...
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1answer
579 views

Shooting helicopter through glass elevator

Action movie I think. Somewhere near the beginning of the movie someone is in one of those elevators with outward facing windows so one can see a panoramic vista open before them as the elevator ...
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3answers
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Who was the ultimate originator of the conspiracy to steal the painting in Trance?

The Danny Boyle movie Trance is riddled with false memory and flashbacks. Enough to leave it unclear, even at the end, who first decided to steal the painting at the heart of the theft that kicks off ...
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1answer
180 views

Hacker is forced to access US Police information by his son's kidnappers

I am looking for an American movie in which a hacker is forced to access US Police information by his twelve year old son's kidnappers.
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242 views

Woman living in an apartment taking self-portraits everyday (from 1990 to 2005)

And then suddenly there's this monster who hates the flash and the woman uses it to escape the monster... and by self-portraits.. it's like a Polaroid/instax thingy. So she had to go away and then at ...
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735 views

How do they film phone conversations?

How is the scene of two people talking on a phone shot in a film or TV series? For instance, if person A has to call person B, the scene can be taken in either of two ways. Ask person A to act ...
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157 views

Movie with animals and a football game [closed]

I remember briefly owning a VHS as a child. I can't remember much from it, but I remember it contained animals and football. It looked old, but it was in color. That's about everything I remember from ...
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1answer
632 views

Why did Danny get shot at the end of American History X? [closed]

How did the 'smoke in the face' incident lead to Danny getting shot? Is this really grounds to kill someone?
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0answers
188 views

Why do digital movies show aliasing and red/green chromatic aberration?

I just saw the second Hobbit film and some issues that I thought were present in the first Hobbit film really came through. The first issue was that nearly all hard diagonal lines, such as those on ...
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1answer
254 views

Which are the “several forms of animation” used by Wes Anderson in Fantastic Mr. Fox?

From the Wikipedia article for Fantastic Mr. Fox, The film mixes several forms of animation but consists primarily of stop motion. Besides stop motion, Which other forms of animation did the ...
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1answer
504 views

What was Rat looking for in Fantastic Mr. Fox? Cider?

After Mr. Fox's fight with Rat, we have the following scene: Mr. Fox: All these wasted years, what were you looking for, Rat? Rat: Sssss … Ash: He's trying to say something, Dad. ...
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Why does the species of Gemma's bird change?

In numerous early episodes of Sons of Anarchy, Gemma Teller is shown to own a cockatoo (an umbrella, IIRC). In at least one episode (in either season 4 or 5), the same cage is suddenly occupied by a ...
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1answer
223 views

What advantages do Criterion releases provide new films?

The Criterion Collection is renowned for the quality of its releases, restoration work, and for highlighting art-house classics from the past. However I'm curious to know why it also releases films ...
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2answers
427 views

Man steals gold bars and melts it into a boat structure

Does anybody know what kind of movie this is? I do not remember a lot of it, but the main plot was about a guy who stole many gold bars and melted it into a boat structure. There was a lot of ...
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141 views

Identify a romantic movie about apartment being on daily rent to 2 man and a woman

Long ago, I saw a romantic movie about an apartment being on daily rent to 2 men and a woman. The woman with a poor marriage had fallen in love with one of the men without knowing that he had switched ...
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2k views

Who is speaking when Gandalf uses the Black Speech?

When Gandalf says the Black Speech from the ring during the secret meeting in Rivendell, someone else is also speaking. Who is that? Is it the ring, or Gandalf? There is distinctly another, deeper, ...
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1answer
299 views

Cage fight where one fighter tells the other not to hit him in the face

Movie starts out with a cage fight. The man says to the other don't hit me in the face or I will kill you (or he might have said you will never fight again). The winner (very toned and defined but ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Significance of number 1239 in The Santa Clause

Here's a festive one for all you guys and girls! During The Santa Clause, Scott and Charlie eventually land at the north pole and are greeted by an elf. They watch as the elf raises 'the North ...
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3answers
931 views

Scientists tunnel underground and find albino aliens living in caves

Can you help me identify a science fiction movie I saw as a kid? It was about these scientists who go into underground caves and tunnels where they find these strange, almost albino aliens living ...
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1answer
312 views

“Black headphone” takes guy to virtual reality game where he is in danger of dying in real life

Around 2006 I think, I watched this movie on TV, where a seemingly skeptical guy decided to play a game by using a kind of black headphone, which could take him to a virtual reality game (if I recall ...
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1answer
65 views

Cats from the neighborhood running out to save people from danger

There is this movie I remembered recently, that I've seen as a child around 1996 and 2000. I remember it had a horror/suspense theme, but I can only remember a scene that was probably near the end, ...
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1answer
188 views

Firefly references on Castle

I have begun watching Castle (in rerun) and have a chuckle every time there is a Firefly reference made. Nathan Fillion always gives a little smirk/wink. Season 4, episode 16 - Setup: Martha asks ...
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1answer
102 views

Did Brazil carry a disclaimer about its uncomfortably loud volume?

My father claims that Brazil was shown in theaters with uncomfortably high volume, and carried a disclaimer to that effect. I can find no claim of this online, including in reviews from the original ...
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1answer
611 views

How does Frodo write in English?

There's a scene at the ending of "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King", where Frodo appers finishing writing a book called "Lord of the Rings"... in plain English! This kind of broke down my ...
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1answer
372 views

What is the significance of Sherlock's dream?

In the episode, A scandal in Belgravia, the woman drugs Sherlock in her apartment. In the drugged condition, it was shown that Sherlock solved the death of the hiker. Now the solution in his dream was ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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1answer
82 views

Why is the interrogator the only person to notice that not all the missing nuclear material has been found?

In the somewhat far fetched and morally dubious thriller Unthinkable, a terrorist suspect who claims to have planted three nuclear bombs is tortured to force him to reveal the locations. Most of the ...
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1answer
132 views

Why did so many different actors end up playing Quatermass?

Quatermass was a british rocket scientist in a pioneering series of early television science fiction on the BBC. There were originally three series (incidentally broadcast live to camera) with a forth ...
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803 views

Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio?

Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio in Jaws? When Brody goes and tries to call for help on the CB radio, Sam walks over with a club and smashes it but the movie doesn't really do a good job in ...
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2answers
610 views

Loophole in Breaking Bad - Mercury fulminate scene

In Breaking Bad when Walter White brought that bag of Mercury(II) Fulminate to that drug dealer it was relatively a big amount of that substance but as it says on wikipedia it can even explode ...
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1answer
113 views

Couple with the most grandchildren to win a house

There's a nice, comedic, old movie in which a house is built in a small town and is promised to the resident couple with the most grandchildren. I can't remember the name of it or the names of the ...
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1answer
141 views

Film franchise forced to change actors due to unforeseen circumstances [closed]

For example, in Harry Potter movie series, professor dumbledore character was played by Richard Harris in the first two films. However, due to his death, the character was played by Michael Gambon in ...
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1answer
155 views

Tree that spills blood when sawed

I recently recalled a movie I've seen when I was little, and it was pretty creepy. However, I can't remember much of it except for a single scene: A guy with a chainsaw trying to cut down a tree and ...
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2answers
168 views

What is the difference between USD 38M and USD 120M CGI?

Watching Vin Diesel's Riddick (2013) was a jarring experience in many ways not least because of the quality of the CGI used. It could be best described as having a mid-2000s videogame-y feel to it. ...
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What was the point of the interplay between Richard Riddick and Dahl in Riddick?

In Riddick, we get to see something of a "lust triangle" between Santana, Dahl, and Riddick. Now, Dahl, when in dialogue with Santana, states that she doesn't "fuck guys". She is subsequently referred ...
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1answer
401 views

Underground fist fighting, alienated brothers

Can someone please help me identify this? I hope to be able to provide sufficiently detailed information about this movie I'm looking for (I'm guessing it's a psychological drama). I have been trying ...
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2answers
87 views

Is the role of Colonel Race true to the novel?

Having seen Death on the Nile for many times, it only occured to me recently that the role of Colonel Race, played by David Niven, doesn't seem to serve much more than being a slightly more "socially ...
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499 views

Does River Song's message on Planet One in “The Pandorica Opens” have any perceived meaning?

In Doctor Who ("The Pandorica Opens" S05E12), River Song is the person responsible for leaving a message on "Planet One" carved into the Diamond Cliff. The message reads: HELLO SWEETIE ΘΣ Φ ...
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1answer
170 views

Were the sequels to Before Sunrise planned when its script was written?

At the end of Before Sunrise, Jesse and Celine decide to meet again on the same platform at a specific time in the future. Before Sunset and Before Midnight continue their story in the future. But was ...
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1answer
630 views

Teenagers with supernatural powers

I happened to see a TV programme few days back and now I have a fixation on it. The problem is I don't know the name of the movie or series whatever it was. I was thinking that if I typed in what I ...
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1answer
2k views

Plane crash survivors stuck on a creepy island

About 20 years ago, I saw part of a film or TV series about a group of people being stranded on a creepy island after a plane crash. I can't remember whether it was a movie or a TV episode, but it ...
3
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5answers
310 views

People knock down a wall and find a pot full of an evil dormant creature

When I was a child, I saw a film on TV that scared me to death. All I can remember is some people knocked down a wall in a house and inside the wall they found one or more pots, and inside these pots ...
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2answers
256 views

How did the Trinity Killer manage to leave no traces?

In season 4 of Dexter the Trinity Killer used to kill in the bathtub. A bathtub full of blood and he sat in it with victim till the end. How did he to manage leaving no trace from such a mess?
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2answers
297 views

On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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1answer
290 views

Female prisoner is transferred to spacestation invaded by an alien

Woman is transferred from a prison colony planet to a space station where the scientist in charge is some sort of sex researcher I believe? Prisoner falls for a male worker on the station who later ...

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