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What is this movie where emperor from neighbouring country kills other in an invitation?

This movie is very current (post 2000). I remember I deleted the movie from my laptop because it had too much adult scenes like bed scenes etc. The broken parts which I remember are as follows: 1) ...
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How can I find out if a movie/series is still restricted by copyright?

My understanding is that determining copyright is not always as simple as adding a number of years to the date a movie was first released/a series was first aired. What resources are there to ...
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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 - ...
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446 views

Did the prisoners in the pit know who Bruce Wayne was?

During the whole imprisonment of Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises, did the prisoners know who he was, specifically that he was the Batman? I think they only knew him to be a friend of Bane. Did ...
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Why didn't the prisoners who helped Bruce try to escape from the pit themselves?

Batman could escape the pit because he got proper moral guidance from the prisoners. They made him understand what it takes to leave the pit successfully. But it seemed they never wanted to leave the ...
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167 views

Why didn't Ra's break into the Pit before?

If I understood the story correctly Ra's was spared the Pit but his wife took his place. Why didn't he break into the Pit to save her?
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277 views

Why didn't Alfred want Bruce to acknowledge him?

Alfred told Bruce of his hope that he had when Bruce was gone for seven years. There's this specific cafe he went to once a year when he took vacation. He would go there and look around and hope that ...
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What is the reason for setting the movie storyline 8 years apart?

In The Dark Knight Rises, it is stated many times that it's 8 years after the end of The Dark Knight. This personally threw the storyline off for me. Why did it need to be 8 years after? 4 years would ...
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What is the game the kids of Lenny are playing in the TV in the movie Grown Ups?

In Grown ups what is the game the kids of Lenny are playing on the TV?
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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109 views

Why was Christine Brown not taken to hell on the third Day?

In 2009's film Drag Me to Hell by Sam Raimi, as Christine never got success in beating Lamia , why was she not taken to hell on the third day(As per three day curse rule). I know that on third day San ...
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263 views

Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Why was Selina Kyle's character included in the Dark knight Rises?

From Wikia, we can see the importance of Selina Kyle's role in the Dark Knight Rises. So what are the important tasks she achieved(with respect to the movie only)? Only two thing I can see(except the ...
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Why can't we see the camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do they film the mirror scenes in movies? In a lot of movies, we see, a character is standing in front of a mirror and watching him/her self. From our view, it looks ...
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A man who can not see his own paint

The movie is about a man who is still young and he can't see his painted photo, otherwise he will be old, and in the end of the movie he will see his photo and he will die.
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80 views

Can bargaining be done with the convicted as shown in Law Abiding Citizen?

After watching the film Law Abiding Citizen, I drew some conclusions about the law on bargaining with the convicted person. They are as following. Mark me if I am wrong! If we can not prove for ...
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4k views

What does he mean by “Vanity-definitely my favourite sin”?

Quotation By Satan at the end of The Devils Advocate Vanity — definitely my favorite sin. What does he mean by that? He has succeeded in transforming Kevin to a good man. So why does he make ...
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152 views

What was the actual aim of the Satan?

I watched the movie The Devils Advocate tonight but could not understand why did the satan(played by Al Pacino) choose Kevin(played by Keanu Reeves) to make him a conscientious person. A satan does ...
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743 views

Was Anna Faris bound to a strict diet before filming 'The House Bunny'?

Was Anna Faris bound to a strict diet before filming 'The House Bunny'? She looked amazing in the movie. Was weight loss written into her contract when she signed up for the movie?
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428 views

The Charlie Francis mystery from Fringe

In the TV show Fringe, which is completing its series run January 2013 at its 100th episode, there have been a number of mysteries revealed, and some never revealed to date. One of the mysteries ...
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232 views

How did Cobb manage to go to sleep and dream to save Saito after Mal's death?

As far as I can tell the subjects in Inception need to sleep in order to dream and for going under fast and consistent sleep they use sedatives. Now my question is how did Cobb manage to just fall ...
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187 views

Looking for a movie where a woman and some knights walk down a sunlit hallway?

I'd like to know the name of the movie pictured in this video (at the time I've linked to). The one with the lady in front and knight-soldiers behind. The short scene shows a medieval setting in some ...
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216 views

How come the dreams are shared correctly among different participants?

Please read the question before marking it as duplicate. This question maybe identical to the one below but they ask different concepts: How does the dream sharing actually work? So my question ...
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In Primer, did they really need to do the time travelling themselves?

Is there any reason given either in the movie, or by any of its many analysts, why Abe and Aaron must make the 6 hour trip backwards themselves? Could they not have designed an intelligent device, ...
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390 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 ...
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Why did Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds change his mind about the “Jew Hunter” nickname?

In the opening part of Inglourious Basterds Hans Landa asks Monsieur LaPadite if he knows the nickname the French people have bestowed upon him. When LaPadite anxiously reveals that he has heard the ...
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417 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 ...
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The hobbit, how is it possible that 48 FPS is better than 24 FPS

I have a question about the movie the hobbit. People claim that the quality of the movie is way better because the movie is recorded and displayed in 48 fps. Normally this is 24 fps. My opinion is ...
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Change in neuralyzer color in MIB films

In Men in Black (1997), the neuralyzer devices employ a red flash. A few years later, in Men in Black II (2002), the neuralyzers have apparently been upgraded or modified, and now use a blue flash. ...
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Was The Great Escape meant to be funny?

I recently had a debate about the 1963 movie The Great Escape. While I thought the movie was very funny to a certain extent and could possibly be seen as a satire, the person I was talking to denied ...
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410 views

Boy meets girl in an apartment complex playground

What is the name of this film? A boy meets a girl in an apartment complex playground. It's cold, snow on the ground, and she might be smoking. The boy is shy and a loner. The girl isn't what she ...
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75 views

Who/what was controlling the killer robot before Wikus got in?

Was it the kid? If it was, it was never clear, unless I missed something.
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123 views

Unjustified Ending of The Proposition

The ending of 2005 Australian movie The Proposition left me unsatisfied. Arthur Burns takes revenge from Captain Stanley for the death of his brother but doesn't do anything to Eden Fletcher who was ...
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Does the ageing theme in Skyfall contradict the rebooting of the Bond franchise?

At the start of the rebooted series, in Casino Royale, we see Bond gain his 00 status, and through that film and Quantum of Solace Bond goes on his 'first' adventure. Skyfall continues this 'firsts' ...
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What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?

There is a scene in Django Unchained in which Candie (Leo DiCaprio) demands that Schultz shake his hand. Did Candie really want just a handshake or did he have something more sinister in mind?
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones?

Through Netflix & Amazon streaming, I have recently "discovered" a bunch of really good British sitcoms that I never knew existed. Although I think some of these comedies are as good or better ...
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Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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464 views

What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

What object is Harry holding in this scene from Prisoner of Azkaban the film? This is the scene where the Fat Lady disappears after Sirius Black tries to break into Gryffindor Tower and gouges her ...
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How does Professor X actually get paralysed?

Recently I have watched a variety of X-Men movies, including X-Men Wolverine and X-Men First Class. In X-Men First Class, the story at the end of the movie indicates; Charles Xavier loses his ability ...
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Is there any proof that Frank Hopkin's race in Arabia was a true story?

In Hidalgo, director Joe Johnson demanded that it was based on true story. However when I tried to look into the life of Frank Hopkins, I found his life is full of mystries and the whole story of his ...
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A Horror movie where skeleton falls from tree and scratches woman's face [closed]

When my sister and I were younger we watched a lower quality horror movie with our uncle that had an impact on us, but we can't remember what the movie was called. We watched it in the early 90s, and ...
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456 views

What if there was no storm?

Relating to this question: Explain the exploding pipe in The Shawshank Redemption. In that scene Andy is timing his strikes on the sewage line to the match the lightning strikes (shouldn't it be the ...
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How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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148 views

Did the Mother break the Leg Lamp?

In the movie A Christmas Story, the Mother (name unspecified) is suspect in the breaking of the Leg Lamp, because she never liked it. She seems believable when she says it was an accident and she ...
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745 views

In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?

Argo has a scene where the fake film crew joins an official from the Iranian government's department of culture and art (or something like that). When the official is introduced to the director, the ...
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272 views

What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...
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225 views

Is it really Steve McQueen's car?

In the movie Tower Heist, it was said a specific car belonging to Arthur Shaw is Steve McQueen's car. Now herein lies my doubt. Is it really his car? Can anybody provide any reference?!
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Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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Have they really escaped from Alcatraz?

In Escape from Alcatraz, nobody had ever escaped from Alcatraz prison, and Frank with two friends tried to escape. However, at the end of the film, we never know if they survived or if they drowned in ...

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