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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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239 views

Maître d' describes jugged hare on menu as “very high”

In Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, (1983), when the Maître d' is describing the jugged hare to Mr. Creosote, he says: Ze hare is very high, and ze sauce is very rich with truffles, anchovies, ...
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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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126 views

Will Flash make a guest appearance in Season 2? [closed]

I have been hearing rumours that Flash is making a guest appearance in Arrow Season 2. Is it true?
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1k views

How is the dialogue for wide shots recorded?

In scenes where the boom mic would have to be placed much too far from the actor in order to film the scene, how is the dialogue recorded? Is there some hidden microphone on the actor's clothing or ...
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2k views

Why is Kenny G portrayed as a homosexual in southpark in the last episode of season 3?

I recently started watching southpark episodes and in the final episode of season 3 (Worldwide Recorder Concert), Kenny G is shown as kissing the teacher Garrison. I thought Kenny G might be gay in ...
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459 views

Home invasion gone wrong: burglar accidentally breaks father's neck

The following text contains descriptions of mature and possibly disturbing content. When I was a child (early 2000s), I was shocked by a movie I saw while secretly watching TV late at night. It was ...
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355 views

Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
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235 views

Why was Tony Stark so sure that Banner would return to fight?

In The Avengers, despite the mess Hulk made with the ship, why was the Iron Man so sure that Dr. Banner would return to fight?
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308 views

Boy working for the mafia to pay off his father's debt

This a movie about a boy being "raised" by an Albanian or Russian mafia. It's a large apartment complex or "projects" that all of these crooks live inside of. These projects also have hard working ...
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283 views

Female serial killer plays children's song before killing

I am looking for this film that I watched when I was kid. It is about a serial killer who plays a childish song before killing. The man who chases her finally learned that she was his best friend's ...
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252 views

Why did Ben get trapped in the parallel paradox/mirrors?

In the end of the movie Mirrors, Ben got trapped in the parallel paradox/mirror. The majority of us would have thought that this aspect has to play a crucial role in its sequel Mirrors 2, but none of ...
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What Unit Does the BBC News Countdown Timer Count Down?

BBC News (UK) has a countdown timer in its opener, for example see this video. On the bottom right, there's a countdown timer which counts the time until the news begin. But I find the timer ...
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958 views

Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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454 views

Movie with a truck carrying abducted women

I just recall the trailer. Some guy is driving during the night with his wife who is asleep. There is a truck before us. For a split second, the doors of the truck open and the man driving can see ...
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Inconsistency about the girls in “Prisoners”?

First, I apologize for the vague title of my question. I don't know how to write it properly, without it being a big spoiler, which I don't like to put on the front page of the site. My question is ...
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1answer
862 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.
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456 views

Fifties movie about the stubborn captain of an old torpedo avoiding tugboat

I would like to identify a movie I saw maybe 30 years ago. It is about a stubborn WW2 captain who is demoted and put in charge of an old tugboat in some backwaters. He still tries to make the best ...
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307 views

Why is the movie titled “The Sixth Sense”?

What is the relevance of the title to the story? Is the ability to talk to the ghost referred as the sixth sense?
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Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

I watched the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, several times but couldn't understand the relationship between the title and the story. What does the title mean in the context of the ...
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803 views

Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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3k views

How many people died during the last battle in Ender's Game?

In the final battle, human space fleet approaches the enemy planet, and most of the ships are sacrificed in a tactical maneuver. How many people were on these ships, and what was their role?
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201 views

Did the First Lady die accidentally or by a terrorist attack?

What happened during the Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser? How did the car crash? Was that a tree or some kind of terrorist attack? And how did she (First Lady ...
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1answer
61 views

Car from opposite lane comes barrelling down hillside into a head-on crash

I can only remember the movie opening: One car is travelling in one direction on a multi-lane highway. The opposite lane is much higher in elevation. A car from the higher elevation come barreling ...
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2answers
321 views

Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
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1k views

Why are movies so different from the original books?

Recently reading both the books and watching the movies for "A Murder on the Orient Express" and "Ender's Game", I am curious as to why some of the details change when going from the book to producing ...
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1answer
2k views

What was Captain Phillips trying to say?

During Captain Phillips's hostage-taking aboard the lifeboat there is one incident (or one of many in fact) when the situation with the Navy and aboard the lifeboat is escalating a bit (I think after ...
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1k views

Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who ring is successful to pollute their heart. Isildur, Sméagol and Boromir are among them. They ...
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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205 views

Bad guy taking a drug

I keep remembering a scene from a film where a guy takes a pill, but I'm unable to recall anything else about the film and it's bugging me. The guy takes a pill by popping it into his mouth, leaning ...
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328 views

Is the song supposed to be a reference?

In the Castle episode 'Disciple' (S06E09): The song is called "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn. Do we know the significance of this? It cannot simply be Dr. Neiman taunting Beckett. She would not ...
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225 views

Movie in which people go to a forest and build their new home but are killed by tree spirits

People met something terrible, something like tree spirit. The tree spirits can take human's blood and body, only left bones and skin. The tree spirits are some kind of transparency, like crystal. ...
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327 views

What is the meaning of the cameo of the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor?

In Thor (2011) we see a cameo appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet. But after watching Thor: The Dark World, it is made clear that Tesseract and Aether are the infinity gems. So what are the stones ...
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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Was the laughing gas dentist scene in The Pink Panther Strikes Again done previously?

Was the laughing gas dentist scene in The Pink Panther Strikes Again done in a previous movie? Maybe a Jimmy Cagney comedy from the thirties or forties?
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211 views

Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker when he had the chance instead of handing to the law, he would've done the world a great favour.
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323 views

Were Kruger and his men Elysium citizens?

In Elysium, Kruger and his other South African buddies are used as off-the-books mercenaries by Delacourt. But considering that they are … South African and do not appear to be cut out of the same ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

In Thor - the Dark World Malekith is the leader of the Dark Elves. The film obviously derives from the Marvel universe. I also play a lot of tabletop wargames and I know Malekith is also a character ...
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89 views

Is Dr. Ratha's role similar to some comic counterpart or is it kept only for popularity of the actor?

In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Rajit Ratha's role played by Irrfan Khan, which appear to me an open end character. Is his role similar to some Comic counterpart or is it kept to earn from the ...
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546 views

Serial killer uses parts of victims' bodies to construct the Vitruvian Man

I'm looking for movie where, I think, serial killer, who first makes love with his victims and then he brutally kills them. I think he use pieces of their body to make some puzzle, or something like ...
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489 views

Animated movie that aired on Cartoon Network about a world of toys

This has been bugging me for a LONG time now and was hoping someone knew the title to this animated movie I saw a long time ago on Cartoon Network. When I say long, it possibly aired on Cartoon ...
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963 views

Why is the name of the main spacecraft “Axiom”?

In Wall-E the name of the main spacecraft which is the new home of humanity is rather questionable. "Axiom"! The main problem here is that "Axiom" and "Axiomatic Systems" are abstract ...
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674 views

Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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1answer
173 views

Why did Cass distrust the Doctor?

In the webisode The Night of the Doctor we meet the pilot Cass who is extremely fearful (or perhaps angry with) the Doctor once she realises he's a timelord (bonus points if you can tell me how she ...
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557 views

What's unusual about the name Ford Prefect?

In The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy an alien from Betelgeuse visits the earth and calls himself "Ford Prefect" I get the impression that this is a joke which has been lost as the story has aged. Is ...
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2answers
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Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Extremis shown is a post Iron Man 3 version of virus or pre?

In the first episode it is indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. happens after The Avengers, but the first episode also has Extremis in it. So is it a pre Iron Man 3 version of Extremis or post? I ...
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1answer
100 views

Planet where time slowed/stands still and fight ants on ledge

I saw this movie (from the 50s?) on TV as a child in later 60's. I recall it being b/w. I recall somewhat clearly a number of 'explorers' on a distant planet moving up a narrowish path/ledge along the ...
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Why does Walter use Lily Of The Valley instead of ricin?

In Breaking Bad Walter wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning of Brock. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure ...
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261 views

What happens to the money used to buy the car wash?

During the end when Walt is found out to be Heisenberg, the DEA and feds went and seized all his assets (like his and Skyler's home) but what would happen to the car wash? Since this was purchased ...

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