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136 views

Trope for nonlethal force being used in film fight scenes?

Is there a particular trope identifying drawn out fight scenes in film and TV where the Villain resorts to using wrestling moves vs. the Hero: punches, bear hugs, and body throws, rather than more ...
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430 views

The origin of the loss of the Fourth Wall?

"The Fourth Wall", for the uninitiated, is the wall that separates the movie from the audience, allowing the audience to be spectators to the events depicted. Famously, the Fourth Wall was demolished ...
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103 views

Why blindfold nightwing when the alpha obviously doesn't need to look at a dragon's eyes?

I watched How to Train your Dragon part 2. It shows the alpha following the alpha because of it's mind power over them. This is emphasized when NightFury kills Stoick the Vast while under the enemy ...
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Are Sean Bean's characters more prone to die than others? [closed]

An image making the rounds on the Internet claims that Since 1986 Sean Bean has died in over 20 films and TV productions. He has been brutally killed by bow and arrows, handgun, ...
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368 views

Film on Ch 4 in mid 80s: Teenage boy runs away by stealing fathers car and meets girl, she has baby

This film was on Ch 4 in about 1984-85. Based in France I think. Rich kid steals fathers car and runs away. Ends up with a young girl living in a cottage. He gets some fish by waiting for the ...
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130 views

Movie about female treasure hunter

The movie was about a female treasure hunter. She was searching a scroll in a buried city somewhere in a desert. The scroll would lead her to some treasure. I believe there was a flashback in the ...
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116 views

B&W animation in which old Asian lady finds huge ship

I am looking for a colorless animation movie in which I only remember a scene: an Asian looking old woman comes across a huge ship. I think there were no sounds. The movie should be at least 5 years ...
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1answer
250 views

Who is in the painting behind Mycroft's desk in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the scene where Sherlock is talking to Mycroft after his extraction from Serbia, they are in a dark office. My presumption is that this would some kind of office belonging to Mycroft, and not ...
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423 views

Asian martial arts movie with two brothers

Basic story: I remember seeing this movie in the early 2000's. There are these two brothers training in a temple until their master lets them go to the city. Once they get to the city they try to make ...
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1answer
197 views

80's horror movie with vampires and werewolves

When I was a kid I remember I saw a horror movie which I would like to watch again now. I don't remember much about it, just some flashes... there was a man on a wheel chair, vampires and werewolves, ...
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Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?

What was the reason for the complicated plan to smuggle the poison that killed Joffrey in Game of Thrones S04E02 to the Purple Wedding? It's not like there's TSA-style security at the entrance, right? ...
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2answers
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Who is that girl who attacked Daenerys in the episode “Valar Dohaeris” (S03E01)?

I just repeat all the seasons of Game of Thrones, in the season-3 episode 01 (Valar Dohaeris) a young girl attempts to assassinate Daenerys with a scorpion-like creature and then disappeared. She is ...
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1answer
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White Walker scene in S04E04

On what basis or with what reference was the White Walker induction ceremony included in the Game of Thrones episode "Oathkeeper" (S04E04) and where is it referred to in the books?
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62 views

How do Kryten's spare heads work?

Assuming that the mechanoid's head contains it's personality (which seems logical given when Kryten visits his heads they are all capable of interdependently talking and conversing with him). What ...
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2answers
2k views

Why did the cousins murder the other people in the smuggling truck?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they are at one point riding in the back of a truck (concealed within walls made from bales of ...
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2answers
619 views

Did the cousins intend to return for their Mercedes?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they turn their Mercedes in at a humble farm and take clothes from the line to swap for their ...
3
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1answer
441 views

A severely ill boy is in a coma because he is trapped in a “parallel” world

The plot evolves around a boy who is severely ill and can't get out of his bed. Their parents try everything so as to get the boy to wake up from this sort of 'coma'. It turns out that it is no ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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2answers
449 views

Alien on the run, Alien Cop chasing

I saw this movie way back in the 80s and can't find a name to it. From what I remember, it has the following: Alien on the run on Earth Alien cop chasing him Alien cop reveals himself/is caught by ...
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1answer
432 views

A woman kills her friend's husband and feeds the body to a police officer

It is an older movie where a woman kills her best friend's husband or boyfriend because he's abusive. She then feeds the dead body to a police officer.
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1answer
116 views

An artist kills and uses evidence from the scene in his paintings

All I can remember about this movie is that an art student struggles to find a medium, then he murders woman and paints them as they die (or their face in death). The police think it's a serial killer ...
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1answer
334 views

Father/daughter 90s thriller with eyes in 2 different colors

I have confused the movie 'Along Came A Spider' with a different movie. The movie I am looking for is about a detective or writer who takes his daughter to this house. She is about 6 to 8 years old. ...
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1answer
145 views

What changed the Judge's sympathy?

In Find Me Guilty, at the beginning of the trial, Judge Finestein had little empathy for Jackie DiNorscio. This can be shown by the Judge slapping first a $5000 then upping it to $10000 fine for ...
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1answer
298 views

Why didn't Hank connect the locations the blue meth had been found with Gus?

At the end of Breaking Bad season 2, Hank Schrader is showing a map to his crew. It contains pins for the locations that the blue meth had been seen. He noted that it was appearing all across the ...
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2answers
401 views

Why was the necklace given to Sansa in season 4?

If Olenna was counting on killing Joffrey with the poison in the necklace in Game of Thrones season 4, why was it given to Sansa? How could she possibly know that Sansa would wear it to the wedding?
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How did Mr. Chandler know how to help possessed Vanessa?

In the Penny Dreadful episode "Possession", how at the very end did Mr. Chandler know how to exorcise Vanessa's demon? AFAIK, at no point earlier in the series was this eluded to, and given that he ...
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8answers
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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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1answer
2k views

An innocent man kills his family because there was no hope

Summary: A whole town gets attacked by gigantic weird and violent creatures (spiders and insects). Genre: Horror. Production date: I'm not really sure, but not that old. Probably something in ...
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1answer
269 views

How can credits (like closing credits) be found?

Is there any way other than watching a movie or trusting IMDB to see the credits (such as closing credits) of any movie?
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269 views

Early to mid 2000 reality dating show where a woman dates 3 men

It's basically about a middle aged woman dating 3 middle aged men. They show up and do stuff for her. The woman at the end picks 1 guy she likes. She has I believe 3 adult sons. Here's what I ...
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2answers
495 views

Did Jules Winfield know Vincent Vega before the Royale with Cheese scene?

Chronologically, the first scene of Pulp Fiction is when we see Jules Winfield and Vincent Vegas driving on their way to a hit, the Royale with Cheese scene. They discuss beer in theaters, mayo on ...
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2answers
145 views

Woody Allen directed this movie and there was a “pun” concerning a possible racist comment

In one of Woody Allen's films, the character played by himself thinks he was the target of a racist comment when someone says "did'ye ?" and he understands it as "jew". Can anyone tell me the title ...
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2answers
2k views

Why are knights announced as “Ser” in Game of Thrones

In the books and literature following the Game of Thrones universe a knight's title is spelt with an 'e' not an 'i' for "Ser". Why is this?
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Why do people in movies commit suicide by slitting their wrists in the wrong direction?

It is commonly known that the probability of surviving while slitting your wrists is much higher if you cut horizontally and that you should cut along the forearm to cut a longer portion of the vein ...
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1answer
104 views

Which American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock shows a scene filmed in Mount Rushmore?

I must have seen this film about 50 years ago when I was a little boy. There's a lot of action, and Mount Rushmore. That's all I can remember.
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1answer
451 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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1answer
465 views

“Company Name Presents…” - what does it mean?

In the beginning of a movie, multiple companies associated with the production show off their fancy (and sometimes not so fancy) logo intro clips. I've noticed sometimes one of the companies will ...
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1answer
479 views

Why was Tuco willing to buy from Walt & Jesse?

Why was Tuco Salamanca willing to buy crystal meth from Walter 'Heisenberg' White & Jesse Pinkman? I mean, obviously he was a distributor of crystal meth and they were manufacturers of some fine ...
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1answer
3k views

Who really is “the meanest motherfucker in the valley”?

In Renny Harlin's 1999 Deep Blue Sea LL Cool J gives a great badass interpretation of the classic 23rd Psalm of the old testament: Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I ...
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375 views

Why is the ghost on the uniform patch making a peace sign?

In Ghostbusters 2, why is the patch on the uniform giving a peace sign? Obviously in the context of the real world the new logo makes sense. However, in the reality of the movie, why would they make ...
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3answers
726 views

Does Major Cage Still Have the Reset Ability?

At the end of Edge of Tomorrow, after Cage kills the Omega and gets soaked in Omega blood, he regains his ability to jump back in time. We see that he dies and wakes up in the helicopter and all is ...
2
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1answer
187 views

Are there any September 11, 2001 references in the Law and Order 2001-02 season?

September 11, 2001 was a tragedy to the World, the United States, and the cities of Washington DC, and New York. The West Wing, based in Washington, immediately came out with an episode, written by ...
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1answer
136 views

Is Broccoli Rob dead?

Broccoli Rob dies in season 7 of The Office: Andy: Ooh, says here Dan Becker fell off the side of Kilimanjaro in a climbing accident. It appears Dan's Sherpa survived to tell the tale - ...
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2answers
674 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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2answers
350 views

What happened to Lazenby as Bond?

There is the ages old question posed by the 'older generations,' which is, who is the better Bond, Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (Of course the younger folk get to add the new ones, Brosnan, Craig and ...
2
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2answers
163 views

Was Assistant DA Serena Southerlyn known to be gay before her exit on the show?

Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn was a character for 4 seasons on Law and Order played by Elisabeth Rohm during the years 2001 through 2005. The character became unexpectedly pro-defense during her ...
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0answers
872 views

Is courage the cowardly dog a sad cartoon show? [closed]

Courage the cowardly dog is my favorite cartoon show and character of all the time. Despite the show's reputation of it being comedy/horror, I can remember sad episodes and moments. Observe the ...
4
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2answers
8k views

What's on page 47?

In the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets, at the end and in between, the President asks Ben a favor, something which was mentioned in Page 47 in the President's Book of Secrets. Does anybody ...
2
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1answer
4k views

What were Norma and Gloria doing in the season 2 finale?

Spoilers for season 2 of Orange is the New Black My question is - what were they making? What was their plan? And did it succeed?
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1answer
3k views

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress?

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress in True Detective S01E08? It was weird like out of the series. I guess it was some sort of hallucination, a product of Rust's ...

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