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187 views

Low budget clone movie with a sheriff tricking a guard by saying 'clowns'

I watched this movie circa 1980. All I remember is that a clone escaped from the clone "factory", and managed to contact the local sheriff. The sheriff drives up to the compound gate, tricks the ...
6
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3answers
1k views

How closely does Game of Thrones follow the fantasy or fairy-tale genre?

I am trying to get into a new show after watching Lost, Breaking Bad, Fringe and The 100. I am a bit skeptical about the fantasy aspect of the Game of Thrones. How closely does Game of Thrones ...
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1answer
60 views

Name of a horror movie about ghosts that come back to haunt a town

I watched this movie a lot when I was a child but can't remember the name. The female protagonist has an ill mother who dies, suffocated with cooking gas, one night when the protagonist was out in a ...
3
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1answer
62 views

Asian action movie that ends with shootout and birth

I only saw the end of the movie, but it ends with two parallel action setpieces. In one, a guy in a gangster hat, glasses and trench-coat has a shootout with a bunch of others, possibly at an ...
4
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1answer
317 views

Young black girl shot at basketball-court, leg twitch

I'm looking for a movie -- probably from the 1990s or 2000s. I don't really remember much about it, though I think it revolves around a boy 12-16(?) growing-up in a "bad negihbourhood" and trying to ...
5
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0answers
75 views

Sex-driven movie that involves an assault on a girl against a chain-link fence and a sheriff being shot in the back by a mob

I watched this movie in February of 1995 (I remember that I was at All-State Choir that year in Kentucky). The movie was in English on the hotel's TV and was probably Cinemax or the like (they never ...
27
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6answers
34k views

In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
5
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2answers
7k views

In The Bridge, do Saga and Martin speak Danish, Swedish or both?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen (aka "The Bridge"), when Saga (from Sweden) and Martin (from Denmark) are together, what language do they speak? How about other characters? We don't speak ...
4
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1answer
81 views

Movie about a rich and poor girl who become friends through a home swap

This movie is probably from the 1990s. It's about two girls in a high school that fight a lot. One is poor and the other is rich. In the beginning of the movie, they set fire to a locker room in the ...
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53 views

Movie about an immortal forever-young man [closed]

This is a movie in which a guy is immortal and doesn't age. I think this is a romantic horror movie and I remember a trailer in which his true face (an old, ugly face) is shown in mirrors. I think ...
14
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1answer
5k views

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 ...
12
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4answers
1k views

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels?

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels? The obvious answer is that the prequels were made in the 90s - 00s while the first films were made in the 70s and 80s, therefore real world ...
4
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0answers
184 views

Pirate movie with a female lead who eats an octopus

I'm looking for a pirate movie with a female protagonist. I thought it was Pirates of the caribbean II, but after checking it is not. In the film, the female protagonist is pranked by the crew to eat ...
11
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1answer
114 views

British Criterion Collection film where a psychic tells a woman she'll be involved with a man who has a question mark on his face

So I remember seeing part of a relatively old (think 1960s/1970s or so) British movie that definitely felt fairly experimental/avant-garde. It had a storyline, but many of its plot-points seemed ...
4
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2answers
107 views

Trying to remember the name of an avant garde movie from the '70s

So, I remember watching this film for an avant-garde film class a few years back, but I can't remember its name. I'm pretty sure it was made in the '70s (though it could have been from the late '60s ...
24
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11answers
4k views

Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?

Late in Die Hard, baddie Hans Gruber pretends to be an innocent bystander named "Bill Clay," and John McClane gives Hans a gun. The gun turns out to be unloaded, meaning McClane knew or at least ...
4
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2answers
2k views

Why was Bonnie pregnant for seven years (seasons) on Family Guy?

I am just curious to know why Bonnie Swanson, wife of Joe Swanson, was kept pregnant until the seventh season.
20
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3answers
17k views

What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
11
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3answers
30k views

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'). ...
3
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0answers
98 views

Movie or TV show with a farmer singing to a girl in a chicken costume

This is either a live action movie or live action kid's TV show (probably the latter). In the scene I remember, a farmer sits on a hay bale and talks to a girl in a chicken costumer (similar to ...
3
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1answer
46 views

Is Chuck Barris's work as a CIA hit-man a fantasy?

The movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is based on the book of the same name, which is the autobiography of Chuck Barris. Barris was the creator of TV shows such as The Dating Game and The Gong ...
0
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1answer
83 views

How is dubbing done for fight sequences?

How about dubbing for fight sequences? Do the actors dub for the fight sequences as well or is any other method used like using the original set audio along with the background music?
7
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2answers
82 views

Are some films filmed with a larger frame than all cropped versions?

There is a question about the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and the aspect ratios it was released in: Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? The crux of the ...
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2answers
174 views

What was the relationship between Sutton and Mrs. Harshaw?

In The Hot Spot, What was the relationship between the blackmailer Frank Sutton and Mrs. Dolly Harshaw? Was he blackmailing her or was it the other way around?
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2answers
76 views

Movie about students falling in love at university

I'm trying to find a movie about a new girl who arrives to the university and she falls in love with a student who has been studying in the university for many years. He loves throwing parties ...
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0answers
52 views

Movie about a male chef falling in love with a woman [closed]

In this film a male student chef, who is ~22 years old, meets a woman in class who is ~42 years old and starts a romantic relationship with her. I think that it might be classed as a romantic ...
5
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1answer
52 views

Identify this educational Japanese cartoon show

This show was a big hit in the 80s when it aired in the Middle East (dubbed into Arabic). The show is about a school boy and his sister who encounter various topics each episode and are assisted by a ...
16
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1answer
2k views

Movie set in a big city with geeky protagonist and gothic female lead

Genre I'd say it's a romantic comedy, not quite sure Time Period and Origin I guess, it was made between 1995 and 2000; extended range of 1990-2002, but I'm certain it isn't earlier than 1980 or ...
3
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5answers
172 views

Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot? [closed]

I've just read on Brazilian's magazine "Mundo Estranho"(¹) an article claiming that there are currently about 250 people preserved in a literally frozen state, based on the hope that they may be ...
12
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1answer
16k views

Did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation?

Frank Costello the mob boss, one of the main antagonists in The Departed, is revealed to be a protected FBI informant. Assuming that this is indeed the case, does Costello's ties with the ...
3
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1answer
3k views

“Song”/Theme played in Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

What is that theme/song called that Bombur "plays" when sounding the horn of Erebor and/or the humans play in honor of Thorin (after it "all over")?
6
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2answers
138 views

Did Skyler have genuine feelings for Ted Beneke?

In the series Breaking Bad, I couldn't quite figure this one out completely while observing Skyler and her affair with Ted Beneke. So, did she really have any genuine feelings for Ted or was it plain ...
2
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1answer
207 views

Animals on movie sets - the cat in The Hateful Eight

In The Hateful Eight, chapter five, when a few more people arrive at Minnie's Haberdashery we can see a cat wandering around. It is most likely that they didn't kill him, and that he is hiding for ...
4
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1answer
58 views

80/90s Thriller involving a female killer who apparently kills Amish people and sprinkles gold glitter on the bodies

US made movie. Also, the killer had a catchphrase, but I can't remember what it was. Oh, and she wore a wig. Story Points The intro involves an amish woman arriving in a subway station. She ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Why did the horse keep on walking when Glass was not on it?

During the scene in The Revenant where Glass tricked Fitzgerald by setting up his commander's body on his horse, why did the horse keep on walking? Doesn't the horse need to be signaled in order to ...
13
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3answers
1k views

Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
3
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1answer
106 views

What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
8
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1answer
224 views

Stanley Kubrik's The Shining clue

Recently, I was watching (for the millionth time) Stanley Kubrik's The Shining. One of my favourite scene is the first meeting between Jack Torrance and Lloyd. At the beginning of that scene, we see ...
3
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2answers
1k views

What happened to the Mighty Orbots cartoon series?

I loved The Mighty Orbots show when it was broadcast decades ago. It lasted only one season and ended with a finale episode, which is unusual for cartoons. Was it always planned as a one-season show? ...
4
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0answers
57 views

80s/90s martial arts movie where a character trapped in a shield wall has his feet cut off

I think the movie was made in China. I think this version of the movie that I watched was an English dub. Three characters that I remember the most are a chubby looking kid (I'll just call him ...
3
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0answers
111 views

Supernatural movie about a woman with a nun outfit

The movie is a horror\thriller, or possibly a mystery. It was filmed around 2000s or before that, but the story takes place in the 19th or 20th century in Europe. It could be US made, but I'm ...
8
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1answer
263 views

What is the significance of the “fly scene”?

I have already consulted the original "fly scene" thread about this, but it doesn't exactly answer my question. I'm asking about the "fly scene" that comes in season five of Breaking Bad when Walt is ...
5
votes
1answer
27 views

Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
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3answers
157 views

Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
8
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6answers
2k views

Why are zoom shots rarely used?

In all of the movies I have seen in my life, I have rarely seen zoom-in shots used. Most of the time, when the camera moves closer, it "pans" in. (The difference is that in a zoom-in shot, the camera ...
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1answer
69 views

Movie about soldiers in the Middle East

The movie takes place in the Middle East. During part of the movie a soldier gets hurt/knocked out and is spotted getting dragged away down an alley/side street by two hostiles. These two hostiles are ...
26
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3answers
4k views

How do the writers of The Simpsons handle the character's aging and time progress?

The Simpsons has been running for a long time, how does the series handle the character's aging? There's an annual Halloween episode, so we know the years pass in Springfield, but do the characters ...
6
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2answers
79 views
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Why don't humans become Walkers when eating other humans who are infected?

Watching the S05E01 of the Walking Dead, Cannibalism seems to be the way that the members of Terminus survive. Why would they not turn as well eating human flesh because all humans are infected and ...
27
votes
4answers
8k views

Why don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who ...

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