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Man forced to torture

The protagonist is blackmailed and forced to torture a random black man which is kept in the basement of a house. The end of the movie features a plot twist in which we learn that the blackmailer is ...
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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

Recently I found an article quoting an IMDb Factoid that the character Switch in The Matrix was supposed to be played by two actors, one male and one female: When Belinda McClory auditioned for ...
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What does Will want to say with his response to Eric's bridge analogy?

During the devastating events in Margin Call there is a conversation between Will and Eric Dale whom Will has come to convince into returning to the company after having previously been fired. Eric ...
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425 views

How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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166 views

Question about Ann's refusal to believe Chris in What Dreams May Come

How is Ann's refusal to believe in Chris's afterlife existence affecting her and her family? How is she affecting the belief of her children?
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144 views

Does Metropolis advocate for Social Democracy?

Metropolis (1927) talks about the importance of a mediator between the hand and the head. In the movie the head is the capitalists and the hand is the workers. A core aspect of Social Democracy and ...
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333 views

How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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130 views

Man carries amber coloured stone and straps it to a wood staff

All I remember is a scene in a desert where a man holds the staff and the magic crystal or stone is strapped to the staff with a thin leather strap. Live action and they spoke english (not sure if ...
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480 views

“A Time to kill” final verdict?

In the movie A Time to Kill in the final scenes it was shown that the accused was innocent. But from the movie 12 Angry Men we can see that all the jury members must accept the same decision, it ...
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Why does Bill Murray's character try to chop down the tree?

I've never figured out why Bill Murray's character tries to chop down a tree in Moonrise Kingdom. Is he hoping it will fall on the house? Does he just want to destroy something?
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125 views

Why does Andy drink the shots in the “Cross Hands” pub?

I was wondering about a scene in The World's End. Why did Andy drink those shots in the “Cross Hands” Pub since he's supposed to be teetotal? I have my theories but feel free to post your own. He ...
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1answer
469 views

What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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233 views

Indian movie where middle-aged family man doubts everything

I would like to get the name of a movie I saw on Netflix (before closing my account), about a middle-aged family man in India who, after finding out the rumors people were spreading about his ...
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258 views

B&W sci-fi: crashed meteor that hypnotizes people that encounter it

It started off with a crashed meteor/asteroid/comet and whoever looked/touched it became hypnotized. I think it made a high pitched noise when someone would touch it.. In the middle of the movie I ...
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1answer
144 views

Film about seeing into the past

I'm looking for the name of a film where the plot revolves around some technology that the government have for "seeing" 2 or 3 days into the past. The non-spoiler version of the story is that they are ...
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1answer
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Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy?

Why did Matt Damon opt out of the Bourne Legacy? I read on the Wikipedia that he decided not to make himself available for playing the lead role in the fourth film of the series. Is there any ...
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2answers
214 views

A man rescues a woman from a man with a nail gun

I think this was at the end of the movie. A man enters what seems to be a warehouse. He sees a woman bound to a chair and tries to rescue her. The man with the nail gun appears and tries to kill them ...
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Why are more American movies are coming out in foreign countries first? [duplicate]

While chatting about the movie Jupiter Ascending in the chat room, I learned that the movie is apparently already out in many European countries, whereas the movie comes out today, 6 February 2015, in ...
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Did Archer cause the elevator to break?

In Archer S06E05, "Vision Quest", did Archer cause the elevator to break? I didn't quite understand what happened. Ray called Mallory using his cell phone and instead it called the elevator phone. ...
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174 views

A woman comes out of a mirror and kills a man in jail

I think this was at the end of the movie. A woman is seen running from a man in the woods. Above them is a helicopter. The woman runs until she sees a body of water. She jumps in and sees a little ...
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426 views

Two brothers at lake, one becomes paralyzed by jumping off a bridge

All I can remember is there are two brothers, who are kids, and maybe a few friends. They are jumping in to a lake/river and the younger brother is afraid to jump. His older brother persuaded him to ...
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2answers
504 views

How are water scenes (with flooding) achieved without injuring actors?

Sometimes you see scenes in movies where characters are in a boat below deck, or in some other circumstance where water comes rushing in and knocks them over and they go sliding off camera. How do ...
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So what is so bad about being a Divergent?

This movie left me incredibly confused at the end. I don't know if I missed something or if they just legitimately never explained it. The entire movie felt like just some random action movie that ...
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1answer
812 views

What's the meaning of VJ in Korean TV show Running Man?

I am watching Running Man recently. I noticed that they often use the word VJ to refer to the person who hold the camera. However I don't know the full name of this abbreviation. I can guess that V ...
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666 views

How can a pirated blu-ray be released online before the official blu-ray release?

The Birdman (2014) Blu-ray has a release date of February 17, 2015. However, while surfing the internet I found a pirated copy of the movie's Blu-ray, 13 days before the official release. So my ...
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49 views

A question about a line from Diving Bell And The Butterfly

There is a joke in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly talking about the main character being a heavy breather when he cannot speak to the phone. What's funny about that?
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How is Neo able to see after going blind in Revolutions

This question relates to the movie : Matrix Revolutions In this third installment, we see Neo, in the real world, fighting Bane. Bane's mind has been replaced by Agent Smith. Bane, in his head, is ...
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549 views

Is 'Birdman' the first movie to use the long take technique for events not occuring in real time?

Except for a few seconds in the beginning and the end, the movie 'Birdman' appears as a continuous long take. The only other movie I can think of like that was Hitchcock's 'Rope' (1946). But in ...
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Why are Asura and Indra of Hindu mythology represented opposite in Naruto?

In Hindu mythology, Asura are the bad beings. Asuras always try to steal the place of Devas because they didn't get it. Indra is a king of Devas/Suras. So in short Indra (Deva) is depicted as good ...
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In Suits, why doesn't Mike Ross just get a law degree?

The USA television series Suits revolves around Mike Ross practicing law without a degree and about trying to keep that secret. Mike Ross is clearly capable of being a lawyer. He passed the bar exam ...
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2answers
232 views

Why bring Professor Xavier to Pentagon?

When they went to rescue Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, why did they take Xavier since he had no real powers and did nothing? He literally couldn't do anything and was a burden on the team ...
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2answers
256 views

Couple has a romance, one of them jumps off a building

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw someone cut and edit as a music clip online. I can't find the video so I'm looking for the original film as a result. The film was set in blue/grey tones, ...
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1answer
889 views

Who were the choices for the leading role in Total Recall (1990)?

The wiki article for Total Recall (1990) states that Patrick Swayze was originally attached to the film. I could swear that somewhere I heard a few other names were originally planned for the lead ...
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Interstellar Ending Scene and Logic

I recently watched Interstellar and it was quite an amazing movie. There is something that has been bothering me. At the end, when Cooper is stuck in the time-space shelf created by the other beings ...
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TV episode with a man betting on a ship

Can you identify this TV episode (probably from the 1950-60 era, possibly Hitchcock)? Man is on an ocean liner to Europe. There is a game for the passengers: bet on how far the ship will go in the ...
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Frequency ending scene?

In the film Frequency, I can't understand how he can come from the past and shoot a bullet at the villain in the present.
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Film about an Alien smaller than human attacked by a cockroach

80s/90s Film watched as a kid Chronologically: A space cop, or a bounty hunter, who has a human form but is much smaller than Earth humans, arrives on Earth at the home of a lone woman. He wields a ...
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How did stuntman Mike evade the police after murdering 4 girls?

In Quentin tarantino's movie, "Deathproof", the villain Stuntman Mike murders four girls in a car accident by riding the car in wrong way. The four girls die, but he survives with minor injuries ...
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How is a hanging scene filmed?

Needless to say that there are a lot of movies that contain a scene where a person is hanged, or commits suicide by hanging. How are such scenes produced? How to both ensure the safety of the actor ...
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1answer
201 views

Real name of demons in Supernatural

What is the real name of the girl possessed by the demon in first season of Supernatural. She introduces herself as Meg but is that the real name of the girl too? Apart from this, when all the demons ...
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Who was the main antagonist?

In the new TV show Crisis I really didn't understand much of what was happening but I really like it. But one thing I didn't understand was who was the antagonist. Who was revealed to be the main ...
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2answers
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How many seasons of Game of Thrones will there be by the time it finishes?

Does anyone know how many seasons the Game of Thrones TV series will run for before it is concluded, and will this match up with the number of A Song of Ice and Fire books? If so, is each book ...
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340 views

What is the point of the girlfriend scenes?

A friend of mine asked me this after seeing Whiplash (2014) last night, and I was not quite happy with my own answer, so I'll throw it out there to see if someone can up with somthing more conclusive: ...
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590 views

Hair changes in The Book of Life - What's this called?

In The Book of Life, I just noticed a very interesting graphic effect. Manolo's hair swirl physically changes from scene to scene to face the camera. This effect occurs constantly but is never ...
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2answers
169 views

Do the ancient Japanese healing methods really work?

Do the ancient Japanese healing methods that Raizo performs on himself in the movie Ninja Assassin really work?
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1answer
461 views

Boy and girl sucked into a black and white world

There was this movie that I watched in school a while ago it went like this. There were two kids, a boy and a girl, that got a tv remote and when they pressed a certain button they got sucked into ...
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4k views

Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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When did Raj start talking around women without alcohol?

I started watching the new season on Australian TV Last Night. the episode was where Penny and Leonard have a dispute over some money Penny got from selling a car Leonard gave her which leans them to ...
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2answers
170 views

A murder hidden amidst serial killing

I'm trying to recall a crime story made (and probably set) in the 20th century, where there's a serial killer with several victims. Our perceptive protagonist figures out that one of the crimes is ...
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2answers
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Can someone translate this authentic frontier gibberish… Reverend!

Not being a native of the North American states, this scene whilst being hilarious has always bothered me as to what Gabby Johnson was really saying. One person has attempted to quote him: No ...

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