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Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?

At the end of Sherlock S02E03 it simply doesn't make sense for me that James Moriarty killed himself. I mean, for me there is nothing greater than life, so why would he kill himself? I understand ...
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591 views

Scene with Bruce Willis and a remote controlled machine gun

In a specific scene in the movie, Bruce Willis is a killer who is dressed as a police man. He is sitting along with a parked car which has a remote controlled machine gun. The remote of that gun is in ...
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96 views

Aliens secretly living among people on Earth

A movie from 1995-2000 in English, possibly US. I remember a scene from the movie. A family (or a person, I don't remember exactly) is sleeping in their car and there is a video camera recording that ...
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108 views

What were the motivations behind the murder?

Why would Olenna want to poison king Joffrey in Game of Thrones season 4 before the marriage was consummated?
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Do “American” military movies generally profit outside of the US?

As an American, I enjoy watching movies based on the US and its military, and I want to know if these movies are popular outside of the US. I'm talking about movies of various genres that are based ...
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245 views

A movie scene with russian roulette in an army tent

Once in the late 1990's, I remember seeing a scene of a film on TV, where this guy walks into an army tent, and there's a bunch of strange people inside playing russian roulette. He get's invited to ...
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51 views

Drama romance with a little boy and girl

Boy goes to the forest to find a missing item belonging to the girl (I don't remember exactly, maybe it was a ring) and he dies because of a bee attack. Do you know this movie?
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691 views

Castle's poker buddies: Who's the lady?

In S01E01 of Castle, Rick is playing poker with other (real life) authors: Going by Wikia, the guy with the glasses is James Patterson. The chap on the right is Stephen J. Cannell (and the one with ...
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2answers
133 views

Why does Ron Swanson work at the Parks Department?

For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Parks Department: Ron hates the government. Ron has a lot of money. (He mentions several times that he has buried gold.) He doesn't like ...
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0answers
55 views

Did Tony post guys outside of Happy's hospital room and have them require badges to get in?

Quote from Iron Man 3, emphasis my own: [as Hogan lies in hospital critically injured, Tony is sat in his room when a nurse walks in to check on Hogan] [...] Tony Stark: Uh...mind ...
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4answers
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What format do movie theaters now use?

I know that in earlier times, feature films were distributed on large format tape, and these were what were distributed to theaters for showing. A given feature film would have several reels. The ...
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51 views

Does How to Train Your Dragon TV series follow on from the movie and build up to the new movie?

Having not watched all of the TV series on the cartoon network, does the TV series follow on from the events of the first How to Train Your Dragon movie, and build up towards the plot of the new How ...
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What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?

The show John Doe from 2002/2003 was cancelled before we found out who John was or where he came from. Does anyone know more about that? John was such an interesting character -- had amnesia, could ...
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98 views

Was Raoul Silva M's son?

According to this article about Skyfall, Raoul Silva is M's son and that is why he hates her so much. Suddenly, it all made sense. Silva, thought to be in Hong Kong, was M’s son -- adopted, ...
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1answer
306 views

Is Hulk in The Avengers the same Hulk from The Increddible Hulk?

In The Avengers there is a new actor for Hulk. Should we still use The Incredible Hulk as a prequel to that? Or is Hulk rebooted again in The Avengers?
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630 views

Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers? [duplicate]

Spider-man is left out of The Avengers. Why? Can we expect Spider-man in Avengers 2? Or Avengers 3? Are there any legal rights problems as to why they don't have him? Are there cost issues? Why is ...
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1answer
34 views

Does Ofelia imagine drawing doors in Pan's Labyrinth?

Ofelia is drawing at least three doors during Pan's Labyrinth. The last one is her way of escaping from her locked room. The first two doors could be imagined, but the last one? Escape from a locked ...
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1answer
2k views

Why has the actor of Bruce Banner role always changed and is not fixed?

Hulk (2003) Eric Bana Bruce Banner The Incredible Hulk (2008) Edward Norton Bruce Banner The Avengers (2012) Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner Is there any perfect reason why are different actors used in ...
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85 views

What is the difference between science fiction and horror?

I know that not all science fiction is scary and not all horror has unrealistic monsters or super powerful psycho killers, but at what point do these genres cross and what criteria separates a scifi ...
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40 views

Season ending of Jericho

At the end of season 2 of Jericho (last season before it got shut down) are we as viewers meant to assume that hawkins is alive or dead? He was shot pretty badly and was bleeding for atleast 2 hours ...
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1answer
41 views

What's the deal with John From Cincinnati?

HBO had a series in 2007 called John From Cincinnati. It was weird and surreal. The main character (John) seemed to know nothing at the start, like a baby, and just mimicked people. He also had ...
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1answer
51 views

TV show where main character can only see black and white

There was an interesting network TV show in the USA in the last ten years. It was canceled during or after its first season. It had something to do with law enforcement. The main character (possibly ...
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1answer
72 views

Son enters a competition for opening and closing doors

I watched it around the turn of the millennium and it was fairly new then. Classed as world cinema, possibly eastern European, black humour/drama, about a young boy entered into a door opening and ...
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1answer
78 views

Space-opera movie with Galactica-like ship and battles, ending with final battle/ambush on earth orbit?

I estimate movie to be from 1985-1995. It had strong (old)BSG aura. I am almost sure its original language was English (I encountered it in dubbing). I remember it as having quite good special effects ...
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1answer
652 views

Robbery movie where thieves are trying to keep the police out of the crime scene?

What's the title of a robbery movie, where thieves are trying to keep the police out of the robbery site by giving them some calls about various things, like for example bomb in the park? I don't ...
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Did Rose die at the end of Titanic, or was she dreaming?

At the end of Titanic, the camera pans across a group of pictures that showed Rose had lived a rich, full life (some of which was suggested to her by Jack - e.g. learning how to ride 'like a man'). ...
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1answer
58 views

Man buys a book on how to find ghosts

This is a movie I watched quite some time ago and I can't remember the title of it. I can only remember some scenes from it. (I'm not sure if everything here is accurate though). It's an Asian horror ...
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2answers
778 views

A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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1answer
109 views

Were the barn scenes in Transformers: Age of Extinction and Astronaut Farmer filmed at the same location?

Wondering if two scenes were filmed in the same place... I just saw Transformers: Age of Extinction and was struck by the barn where Mark Wahlberg's character does his tinkering. It instantly made ...
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1answer
51 views

In Hustle, why do they have rules for the long con but not the short con?

In the TV show Hustle, they have certain rules, including: You can’t cheat an honest man Always give the mark an out They also often claim that they aren't thieves, and they only take money from ...
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1answer
65 views

American / Canadian young man who leaves civilization

I once watched this movie where the lead character was a American/Canadian teenager who gets disillusioned with life/State of the world and leaves .. goes into the wilderness in search of peace or ...
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2answers
169 views

How was the whipping scene accomplished in Django Unchained?

In Django Unchained right after the 'I like the way you die boy' scene Django is whipping one of the Brittle brothers. When you watch the scene carefully we can clearly see that the whip is hitting ...
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1answer
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How did they film Patsey being whipped?

A Sequence in 12 Years A Slave shows Patsey, a plantation worker, being tied to a pole and whipped. The shot is horrifying, and shows her flesh being torn and rendered open by the whip as it makes ...
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2answers
126 views

What mass is a 'teenth?

What is the mass of a 'teenth? Many characters in Breaking Bad use this term when referring to a small bag of crystal meth (which at one point, when Jesse is buying from the guys that arranged for ...
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1answer
42 views

At the beginning of True Blood who knows about Sookie's abilities?

I've just watched the first episode of True Blood and I'm a little confused about how many people know that Sookie can read their thoughts. There's a scene with Jason where he becomes frustrated that ...
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1answer
93 views

European movie were camera is just focussed on a doorway in a house/apartment

Can anyone identify a European/arthouse film where the camera is just left on a table focussing on a doorway in a house/apartment and chronicles "a day in the life" e.g couple argue, couple make love ...
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1answer
527 views

80's or early 90's futuristic/apocalyptic movie where girl doesn't know she is an android

I think it must be an 80's or early 90's film. I saw it on TV once or twice but never caught the name. All I remember is: It's set in a futuristic post apocalyptic setting. There's a girl about 20ish ...
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1answer
53 views

Becoming aware of our own mortality [duplicate]

Could you point me good movies with the theme: becoming aware of our own mortality? Some examples would be: - Moon (2009) - Into the Wild
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2answers
125 views

Why does Cage visit the camp after the Omega is dead?

At the end of Edge of Tomorrow, if the Omega is killed and the war won, why does Cage go to the camp to meet Rita? Is he not in the camp only because he was arrested?
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238 views

Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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1answer
156 views

What city is Sin City based on, if any?

I know Sin City is fictional, but so are Gotham City and Metropolis, both of which are obviously New York City (one of the DC writers, I forget who, once said Gotham City is New York by night while ...
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2answers
392 views

What is the relationship between theaters and film distribution?

I've always been a little confused at "big screen" film distribution so I thought I would ask here. How do movie theaters relate to one another in terms of what films they can show and their ...
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1answer
170 views

What does a movie producer do?

I'm curious about what role the producer plays in the production of a movie. I understand that it's the person in charge, but that's all I know. What are the responsibilities of a movie producer?
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0answers
51 views

Who is this actor from the deleted scenes of The Office: Finale episode?

He appears in the deleted scenes of the Finale episode of The Office (Season 9, Episodes 24-25). He is the audience member in the olive green sweater who asks Oscar if he is still single (at the 4:17 ...
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1answer
629 views

Why did Rose throw the diamond necklace overboard?

In Titanic, the elderly Rose visits a ship searching for the Heart of the Ocean diamond, set in a necklace. Unbeknownst to them, she actually carries it with her. In one of the final scenes, a bare ...
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2answers
271 views

Why did Jack let go of the plank?

In Titanic, the iconic ending shows Jack letting go of the plank and allowing himself to sink and die while presumably leaving Rose alive and safe. I find it controversial that Jack could have climbed ...
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5answers
3k views

Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?

In S4E8 of Game of Thrones, the Hound and Arya finally reach the Eyrie and are informed of Lady Arryn's death. In S4E10, Brienne finds Arya and the Hound ten miles away from the Eyrie, leaving. Why ...
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How plausible is Elysium in terms of realistic science?

I know Elysium (2013) happens more than a century from now, but really, how plausible is it to: Survive a full dose of nuclear radiation Store data in brains Shoot a missile from Earth out of a ...
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2answers
2k views

How is Peter Pan's shadow capable of being detached from his body?

How can Peter Pan's shadow be detached from his body and appear to have a different personality? I'm curious about this, because it seems, in Peter Pan (2003) by P.J. Hogan this is not explained. Or ...
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1answer
181 views

How many days does Cage experience?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow how many days does Cage experience? Or to put it another way:

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