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What species are the Minions?

In Despicable Me, Gru has an army of minions who do everything from looking after the girls to assist him in his attempts to become a super villain. But what are they? Are they aliens? Are they ...
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Movie where odd personal ads are used as passphrases to enter parties [closed]

I think it was a '90s movie, where people used to look at the lonely heart columns and pick the strangest announce to use as a passphrase to be let in at these cool parties. For instance, one night ...
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203 views

Why was the removal of the shrapnel just “thrown-in” at the end?

That tiny little arc-reactor, that damage to his body, that was as much a part of him being Iron Man as his motivations to escape his prison. Yet, it was simply just thrown-in like some sort of ...
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117 views

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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1answer
298 views

In the last scene of the movie “A Clockwork Orange” By Stanley Kubrick

In the last scene of the movie "A Clockwork Orange" By Stanley Kubrick, Fred: Do you understand, Alex? Have I made myself clear? Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky ...
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221 views

Why didn't Draper fire Peter?

In season 1, Peter Campbell tries to blackmail Draper into giving him the job of head of accounts by using his secret past against him. Draper refuses to budge, and Peter's plan backfires when their ...
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Why is “Airplane!” called “Flying High!” in some countries?

According to Wikipedia, the movie Airplane! is called Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. I have looked online for some reasonable explanations as to why ...
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Man Of Steel, Zod vs Jor-El

In the movie, it was made clear that Zod was born to be a great warrior, while Jor-El was the planet's foremost scientist. How than, did Jor-El completely demolish Zod in hand-to-hand combat in the ...
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202 views

A TV series which was totally written before filming began

I need to settle an argument! I want to know if there is a TV series which 1) was completely written before filming started, and 2) was "short" - 1-2 seasons or something. Note that I am interested ...
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71 views

Why did Stiles share his secret with Ms. Morrell in season 2?

Near the end of season 2 in Teen Wolf (TV Series), Stiles shared the story of his friends with Ms. Morrell, even the secrets he never told to anyone else. So why did he share it with a person like ...
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1answer
199 views

Which characters played the parts of the lineup discussed by Rusty and Daniel?

In planning the heist, Rusty names a number of roles that are going to be needed to pull off the job. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Dalsy, two ...
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1answer
957 views

Flooded quarry monster revealed to be excavator

Looking for the name of this movie that I believe is from the 1980s. There is an abandoned quarry that is filled with water. A couple of kids are playing around it and discover there is something in ...
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360 views

Hollywood movie in which females capture males for breeding stock?

Can anyone identify a Hollywood movie in which females from outer space capture two males to use as breeding stock. This movie aired on the star movies.
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1answer
230 views

Bus teleports into the middle of the desert

I don't remember much of the movie but there was a scene where a bus teleports into the middle of the desert and the bad guy rips off one of the poles and uses it to direct fire out of his hands. It ...
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4answers
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Why did Lord Baelish betray Eddard Stark?

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, Lord Baelish sets up Lord Stark when he helps set up the fake coup. After watching season 1 and most of season 2, I still don't understand why Lord Baelish did this. ...
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5answers
9k views

How could Andy Dufresne do so much after his escape without being caught?

At the end of The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne escapes from the prison in the night, then during the next day he uses his fake identity and runs several banks, gets a convertible car and makes ...
8
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1answer
155 views

Why would Randall be out of a job?

In Monsters Inc. Boo fights back against Randall and gives Sulley a chance to grab him by the throat and restrain him. Boo roars at Randall as Sulley holds him and Sulley says something like: ...
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1answer
87 views

Help identifying old WW2 era romantic comedy?

I remember watching an old black and white comedy with my mom when I was younger. I don't remember much. I remember that it seemed to be about a naive American woman who was married/engaged to an SS ...
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7answers
8k views

Man of Steel how did the final confrontation get resolved?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman breaks the neck of General Zod. My question is, how could he do that so easily? And why did none of the Kryptonians think about doing that to him? Especially, ...
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2answers
281 views

Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?

I would have been 10 years old when I first saw it in a theater. In it, Lt. Harris (GW Bailey) is stuck in a traffic jam and commandeers a moped or motorbike and tries to speed through traffic. ...
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1answer
180 views

Significance of slogan written on the backside of Adrian Harris's car?

In Teen Wolf (TV Series), in one episode probably in Season 1 , there is slogan written on the back of Adrian Harris's car, states like "Imagination is more important then knowledge" How is this ...
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Did Inara Serra get her name from a Magic: the Gathering card?

I never picked up on this before, but as a Magic: the Gathering player, I saw that Inara's last name was Serra, and it immediately reminded me of Serra Angel, a card that's been printed almost every ...
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197 views

Breathing issues?

I don't quite understand the breathing issues Superman had on Zod's ship. Specifically in the context of the fact that he doesn't strictly need to breath to stay alive. This is shown when they were ...
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1answer
165 views

Why can Victor suddenly control his transformation?

During the course of Fantastic Four Victor von Doom slowly mutates into some kind of metallic creature being able to shoot lightnings (and thus becomes Dr. Doom), a transformation that is completed at ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the meaning of “Bad Wolf”?

In the first "new" season of Dr Who, "Bad Wolf" is a recurring theme throughout the season and often appears as graffiti as follows; What is the meaning of this theme? How does this name or ...
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3answers
2k views

Who or what are White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones there are some creatures who are found north of the wall called White Walkers. Who are these White Walkers and what do they actually do to their prey or victims? Are they evil ...
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0answers
74 views

short film on environmental pollution British or possibly American from the period 1968 to 1975 [closed]

Can anyone help me find a short film on environmental pollution, probably British but I'm not sure. It wasn't a documentary but parts of the film looked like a doc'. It should be from the period 1968 ...
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8answers
6k views

What is Superman's costume doing in a 20,000 year old ship?

In the movie Man of Steel Superman somehow finds his iconic costume in the 20,000 year old ship, which looks more modern than the dress that Jor-El wore. And it bears the symbol of his House. Can ...
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1answer
203 views

Movie where bookworm is last surviving human, then eyeglasses break

It was a black-and-white film where a guy survives by hiding in a vault in a bank. When he comes out everything is in ruins, but some of the books from the library are not. He says, "Hello? W-Where is ...
2
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1answer
225 views

Growth of Kryptonian powers

I'm struggling to understand how Kryptonian powers develop as they spend time on earth. It took Clark years to discover his powers, yet when he's fighting the two Kryptonian warriors they appear just ...
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2answers
3k views

Is there any romantic angle suggested between Po and Tigeress?

I am a big fan of the Kung Fu Panda movies and I just finished watching the second part. I noticed that there are a lot of scenes where the director was hinting at some kind of special bond between Po ...
6
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1answer
259 views

How did Wynn know what happened to Meyerhold in Cube Zero?

In Cube Zero, when Wynn finally catches up to Rains, he overhears the following conversation between Haskell and Rains. Rains: Don't come near me. Haskell: I was protecting us. Rains: You ...
3
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1answer
187 views

Janitor opens door to find rest of building obliterated

There is a shot of a janitor running a floor waxing machine in a highrise building. There is some loud noise & major rumbling. The power goes out & he is in total darkness. There is a door at ...
3
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1answer
527 views

B grade 80's movie about a commando hunted like an animal

I saw this movie as a kid in the 80s. A terror / paramilitary group runs a training camp, where they kidnap men and leave them in the forest, and then get the trainees to hunt and kill them. By ...
5
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1answer
109 views

How can I tell whether or not a film has been broadcast on TV?

Is there any way to determine whether or not a film has been broadcast on a TV station (particularly in the UK)?
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3answers
2k views

Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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2answers
370 views

In the film universe of Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), are the ships light speed capable?

It is never made clear if the ships in the Alien universe are capable of traveling at or above light speed. Wouldn't robotic or automated ships have been better-suited for such a long journey through ...
4
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3answers
177 views

Three-part movie with repeating script

I'm looking for a movie that is made up of three parts. All parts have the same script, but (amazingly) the storyline is different in each part. I'm not sure, but I think Harvey Keitel plays in it.
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2answers
530 views

Are Attorney General Special Agents real?

In Castle season 5 episode 23, Beckett and Castle investigate a case alongside a Special Agent who works for the Attorney General's Office. I did a bit of searching and from what I found, it seems ...
2
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1answer
168 views

Movie released around the late 90s about a boy who moves from a village with his mother to live with his father in America

He had a pet spider. I think his mom was from the Amazon and his dad a reporter from Los Angeles. Basically his dad takes him with him to America on his 15th birthday, and the movie takes on from ...
3
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2answers
118 views

Why can't you perform the things you do from your (fake) memories?

How come you can't do the things from your memories in Total Recall? I mean hypothetically speaking if your mind can remember how and what your body has done shouldn't you body be able to do those ...
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3answers
3k views

Did all of Robb's army come to the wedding?

In S03E10 of Game of Thrones, we can see a fight outside of the Twins. The men of House Frey are killing Robb Stark’s army. Did his complete army come to the wedding, which would mean that all of ...
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0answers
261 views

What are the differences among different versions of a movie? [duplicate]

While going to download movies, I always feel at a loss when I see multiple versions of a single film are uploaded in a single website. I can see theatrical version, directors cut version and extended ...
4
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1answer
126 views

Why did the intersect turn the Gretas into emotionless killers?

When the Gretas, Agent Richard Noble and Agent Victoria Dunwoody, had the intersect uploaded to them, they turned into mindless killers only able to follow protocol, which turned them into a serious ...
1
vote
1answer
395 views

Why didn't Chuck use the glasses after Morgan at the end of season 4?

In the last episode of season 4 (S04E24, "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"), Chuck has the "Intersect" suppressed from his memory. Later on, in the dying moments of the episode, Morgan Grimes puts on a ...
1
vote
1answer
652 views

Did we ever actually find out Sarah's full real name?

Throughout the series, we find that Sarah doesn't like discussing her past. This arc really comes into play during the episode where she meets up with an old college friend in the Orange Orange and ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

How does she apparently save him?

In the movie, No One Lives, there's a scene where the "Driver" plays a "sociopathic game" with his victim, Emma. How exactly did this happen? How did she "save" him (as he claims)?
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1answer
303 views

Song car-chase sequence in the first part of the Bourne trilogy [closed]

In the movie The Bourne Identity (first part of the Bourne trilogy), there's a car-chase scene with Bourne and Marie escaping from the cops in the streets of Paris. What's the music that plays in the ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Plane or helicopter crash into mountain

I remember watching a movie years ago (late 90's) which started with either a plane or helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain. If I recall correctly, there were kids on board (they survived) ...
5
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1answer
2k views

Who are the Five kings in GOT-War of Five Kings?

I just finish watching season three of Game of Thrones. In this season many character seen referring ongoing war as war of five kings. I haven't read any books just watched TV series. As per series ...

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