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Who is the woman on the bicycle who rides up to Uncle Rico?

At the end of Napoleon Dynamite, a woman rides up to Uncle Rico's trailer. I have no idea who this person is. I can only think that she might be Summer's mom, but she doesn't look like her. What is ...
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Why does “Hollywood Accounting” still work?

Hollywood accounting is the practice of big studios of making successful movies into what looks like a financial failures on purpose and through questionable accounting tricks. The goal is to show no ...
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134 views

What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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273 views

hong-kong action movie from 70s or 80s with a heist and a crossbow

Although I haven't seen this movie in full I do remember one particular scene: man shoots a crossbow bolt with a string attached. He slides down on it to some skyscraper building and attacks some ...
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132 views

Help identify this TV show with jet flying through barn?

I remember this TV show where, I'm pretty sure, on the opening credits, a small jet crosses some kind of barn whose gate is closing, and turns the plane 90 degrees so that it fits. I'm not 100% sure ...
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What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?

Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was right". But what is the source for this ...
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322 views

Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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143 views

Help identifying this french movie from 90s or 2000s

There are 3-4 guys chasing each other. They are driving through a desert in Africa to a seaside, carrying a large sum of money stolen from a plane. One of them is a pilot. One of trucks is a tow truck ...
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What does the title Silver Linings Playbook mean?

Yesterday I got to watch the movie Silver Linings Playbook. What is the theme of the movie and how is the title related to the context?
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Who is this actor? Talks out of the right side of his face

Okay, so this has been eating me alive all night. There is an actor who I like, but can't remember his name, or even what I've seen him in. I know, I know; I must no like him very much, then. Well, ...
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277 views

In the Movie “Her”, when the OS is configuring Theodore's 'Profile', what's really going on?

First of all, I'd like to say that Her was a terrific movie! But given the scene when the OS was asking about Theodore's relationship with his mother (as can be seen here), I'd like to know what was ...
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124 views

Please ID this movie western featuring telescopic sight

I saw a FANTASTIC movie about 20 years ago or more, please help me ID it. Color, & I cant recall exactly if it had a 'spaghetti western' feel to it, but it was set in Mexico or the wild west. A ...
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How audio tracks are censored on tv?

When the audio track is censored for a TV audience, the "inappropriate" dialogue is sometimes dubbed over with more appropriate words. I'm just curious how this is done exactly. Do movie studios ...
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288 views

Why does Cherevin try to have Ryan killed when he doesn't need to?

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that ...
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513 views

In the Spider-Man films of the last 20 years how do Spider-Man's feet stick to walls?

In the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire they showed close-ups of Peter's hands with the little jagged spikes growing out of his skin, showing that this is how he sticks to surfaces. But how would ...
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484 views

Unknown movie about invasive alien entity creature

This movie is only by a couple scenes I think back on and have been searching for. We are out on the ocean, on an ocean liner, a science vessel, or other ship of some kind. There is an unusual ...
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3answers
128 views

Movie about a middle-aged band on their last tour

I saw a trailer for a film before the movie 'Moonrise Kingdom'. If I'm remembering correctly, the movie was about an aging band that was going to hang it up after one last tour. The movie seemed ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia what he did to her?

At the end of the very last episode of Breaking Bad, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been ...
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135 views

Help identifying a movie (or en episode), I only remember the end, possibly from the 90's

In the end of the movie a man is in an empty room of an empty house (no furniture, paintings), he opens a little trap door in the middle of floor of the room he is in, he enters the trap door, he ...
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What did the last text say at the end of The Fosters S01E13

In the episode "Things Unsaid" (S01E13) of The Fosters, Cole replied to Brandon's text from Callie's phone. But the episode cut off before I could read what the text said, and I can't figure out the ...
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207 views

Do Marvel Studios share the same Mode of Production as Marvel Comics?

I know Marvel Comics have a fairly notorious process of development, with Bullpen Bulletins outlining the methodology of the brain trust over the years. It seems little has been published/revealed ...
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539 views

Is the Blacklist a serial TV show?

I've been interested in watching NBC's The Blacklist, but I've been busy and haven't had the time. And now when I have time, Hulu only has later episodes in the season. So do I need to see the pilot ...
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116 views

Weapons of mass destruction cracking Earth's crust, unleashing zombies

I'm looking for a "Horror" Movie, I've tried to find it again but it seems impossible on my own. The Movie starts with a War and what happened before it. There are I think it was 4 companys who used ...
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319 views

If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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225 views

What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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649 views

Cartoon/Anime with Avatar-Like Mech-Suits

It was during the same time that Zoids, Yu-gi-oh etc was out, so late 90's most likely hearly 2000's. It was about a team of people that had control of these mech-suits (like the ones in Avatar). They ...
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Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo

I've watched Memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
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Upto what extent do foreign sitcoms/drama shows exhibits 'real culture' of those countries?

Looking at sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and other ones, up-to what extent do they reflect the culture of America? Is it good to make a statement about other countries' ...
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What does this brick scene signify?

In The Dictator (2012), when Haffaz Aladeen has to remove weight to reach the hotel window through sliding rope, he empties his pocket's item one by one. Then he took a brick out of his pocket. I ...
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What happened at the end of Her?

Samantha "leaves" Theodore. She tells him that all of the OS's are leaving. Theodore goes to visit his friend Amy who was also in a relationship with an OS, although I think they were just friends. He ...
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134 views

Man trapped in toilet and rescued by cousin

I am trying to identify a movie I saw many years ago. It has a memorable scene with the male lead being trapped in a public toilet. He is rescued by woman that proves to be his estranged cousin. A ...
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How did the FBI get Jordan's note to Donnie?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), how did the FBI get the yellow note that Jordan gave to Donnie toward the end of the movie? There was no mention of it after that or any explanation and nothing ...
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220 views

Detective hunts a serial killer

Which Movie is this? Memorable line: "That reporter wants to talk to you, she says you took her pen". Movie opens: 2 girls go to a concert. They are picked up by the bad guy (pretending to be a band ...
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348 views

What 80s TV show featured a crime-fighting scientist with dwarfism?

There was a show in the early 80's with a goofy, yet brilliant lead character with dwarfism who had some sort of a laboratory or something and solved crimes. He had a partner or a team or something ...
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How did Napoleon Wilson come to his name?

As a big fan of John Carpenter's classic of urban terror Assault on Precinct 13 I always wondered (together with the rest of the characters) why Napoleon Wilson is called that way. It is made clear ...
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868 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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254 views

Guy gets a “free card” for the weekend from his girlfriend

What is the name of the movie when the guy girlfriend gave him a free card to do what ever he want over the weekend and at the end he chose to have sex with her instead of other girls
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Why is Mark Romanek ashamed of the movie Static?

In 1985 Mark Romanek (director of such videos as Nine Inch Nail's "Closer" and Fiona Apple's "Criminal") made an independent film named Static. He did not direct another feature until 2002's One Hour ...
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415 views

Why does Logan remember Yashida?

The Wolverine starts with the eponymous protagonist's encounter with Yashida during World War II. This does clearly happen before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, during which he completely ...
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Do feature-length animation studios reanimate characters' mouths for foreign language dubs?

For instance, I know that Toy Story 3 was released in several other languages besides English, did Pixar re-render the characters mouths to sync with the audio? Do traditional animation studios do ...
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1answer
89 views

Why is Batman featured more prominently in the poster of Justice League: Doom?

In the Box cover art of the movie Justice League:Doom Batman is featured more prominently compared to the rest of the JLA members (who are on his batarang). Is there a reason why one member is given ...
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1answer
979 views

James Bond film in which he plays a computer game

There's one James Bond film where he is playing a game against the bad guy. It looks like a 1v1 game of Battleships or something. Anyone know which one it is?
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512 views

What is the song in the hospital scene in The Godfather

In the first Godfather movie, when Michael Corleone goes to the hospital to check up on his father, he notices that all the guards are missing. There is a very very trippy song playing in the ...
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107 views

What was the plan of Chang and the City College?

In Community Season 4, Chang came back to the college with Changnesia and said his name was Kevin. But there was an evil plan with the dean of City College, which Chang gave up at the last episode ...
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380 views

90's horror/thriller, switchblade, sewers and head *in* a fridge

I'm looking for a horror film made presumably in the 90's when I was growing up. I can't remember much, so it's hard to look for.. Anyway, what I remember most is the female lead finding her friend's ...
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667 views

How much would 400 weight of Gold actually have been worth?

In The Adventures of Tintin, the main pursuit for most of the movie is a sunken shipwreck with 400 weight of gold and treasure hidden with it. But I can't help but wonder, as I'm not familiar with ...
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364 views

Police action '90s movie: an addict cop with a lesbian partner

It's a long time I haven't been able to find a movie I've seen in the early/mid '90s. It was a police/action movie, where the protagonist was actually able to do all the action cool stuff because he ...
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199 views

“I like your outfit. Affordable?” How is this an insult?

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott's ex says to Scott's current girlfrend: I like your outfit. Affordable? This came across as an insult but I don't understand why. Could someone ...
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Is the mystery of Howard's father's letter solved?

In "The Big Bang Theory" episode "The Closet Reconfiguration" (S06E19), the gang gets Sheldon to tell them the contents of a letter he found in Howard's closet from his father. Later, they give Howard ...
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169 views

Undercover agent joins reality show where they fight to the death

At some point in the movie, two things happen I can recall: They find some phsyco criminal, bust him out of a moving van (he's going to his death sentence), and get him to fight in this cage for ...

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