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Justified: Robert Quarles, who are those boys he's torturing?

So Justified season 3 seems to be maybe intentionally vague about Robert Quarles f'd up habit of torturing (raping?) what looks like young boys chained to a bed/toilet. At one point I thought he was ...
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245 views

Teenage son sees ghosts in basement; tries to kill his mother

I watched this years ago and I cant remember what it’s called. A family moves into a new house, and they had two sons and I think two daughters. The two sons (one teen and one middle schooler) ...
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135 views

Man mistaken for cop by drug dealers

The main character is getting ready to start a job with the FBI or CIA or something and in the beginning he has a black crown vic, an old police cruiser, and they pull up by drug dealers who think ...
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331 views

Man takes revenge on all rich people

Its about a man who works as a guard for a security van. His wife dies with a sickness, he wastes his savings on her medicine, then loses his Job, he tries to get loans, people tell him they going to ...
3
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1answer
180 views

The Bletchley Circle, Blood on Their Hands, Part 2: explain ending

At the end of 'Blood on Their Hands, Part 2', in the second season of The Bletchley Circle, I'm confused as to why Susan's explanation was not obvious previously.
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226 views

Why the very different release formats for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Alright. The first time I saw the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), it was... believe it or not... 4:3. I even obtained a copy of this. Later, I discovered that it was supposedly released in ...
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40 views

How can I find release schedules of foreign movies in China?

I currently live in China and love to go to the cinema on a regular basis. However, due to government protectionism and a fear of foreign culture invading, only about 30-40 foreign movies are ...
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286 views

Why did Bilbo want the ring back from Frodo?

I watched Lord of the Rings, and I saw a change in Bilbo when he had to give up the ring. He became mad and didn't want to part with it. When Bilbo was giving gifts to Frodo he gave him a shirt and ...
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205 views

Is there such a “punctum” moment in the movies

I am trying to find a theory similar to Roland Barthes' for the photography, where he describes a detail in a photo as "punctum", that creates a direct relationship between the object and the person ...
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1answer
75 views

Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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1answer
105 views

Woman hit by a carriage

I recall some details from a movie I'd like to identify: Older female whose father was an protester in Europe and whose leg was hit by a horse wagon during a protest. The accident caused her to be in ...
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1answer
157 views
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2answers
201 views

Realism of the responsibilities of the senior staff in the West Wing

I am in the middle of a West Wing marathon and I was wondering regarding the powers and responsibilities that the Communications director and Deputy Communications director, as portrayed in the ...
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2answers
254 views

Why did Maximus not return to his army camp when he escapes being murdered?

When Maximus is first taken out to be killed up in Germany somewhere at the beginning of Gladiator and they ride out until dawn and are to slay him, he goes all amazing and escapes. Now at this point ...
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1answer
328 views

Why did Iron Man fly so far before releasing the bomb?

I recently re-watched The Avengers and I'm curious, at the end when Tony Stark takes the Nuke through the portal, he seems to hold onto it for a long time. Is there any reason he held on for so long? ...
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1answer
2k views

Why human faces are not drawn in old cartoons

This question torments me from childhood. In old cartoons like Tom and Jerry human faces are not drawn. But since 5th volume (not precisely) human faces were introduced. Why? Was it difficult for ...
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1answer
165 views

What is this Japanese gangster/supernatural film?

I'm trying to identify a film I watched about 6-7 years ago. I'm not sure when it was made, but it didn't seem like it would be earlier than the 90s. It was probably Japanese (though possibly ...
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1answer
7k views

What is the music during the stripper's dance in '3 Days to Kill"?

I am trying to identify the music from the '3 Days to Kill' soundtrack during the stripper's dance. The scene is at 1:19:52 (1hr 19min and 52 seconds) into the movie. The music only plays briefly. ...
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1answer
353 views

Children's TV show with magic mirror where animated scenes happened in the mirror

I'm trying to identify an 80's -early 90's children's show I had on VHS. The things I remember about this show are: Mirror - A magic mirror was an element to the story. Someone would "find" the ...
2
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1answer
122 views

Decadence pre-war partying before enlisting

I'm looking for a movie. It depicts the emptiness of a man's life - he attends parties, drinks. I'm not sure if they are gay, but males wear makeup. In the end of the movie, he washes away mascara and ...
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3answers
579 views

Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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1answer
487 views

Why was this version of the Stark vs Loki scene abandoned?

So recently I found this little animation that seems to be taken from either deleted scenes or some sort of pre-processing/concept work up of the scene before the Battle of New York of Stark vs Loki. ...
5
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1answer
2k views

What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?

In Season 5 Episode 8 of Family Guy (Barely Legal), there is a scene where Meg turns the lamp in her room on and off while spinning the tag on Brian's collar while somebody sings an aria. The context ...
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1answer
140 views

What is the main conflict/problem in “Sleepy Hollow” (1999)? [closed]

Could anyone, kindly, tell me the main conflict in the movie "Sleepy Hollow" from 1999? I've watched the film, but I'm having difficulty in trying to determine exactly what the main conflict is. ...
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1answer
271 views

What are the differences among Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy?

I am not American but I watched a lot of American comedy movies and I noticed something. That is, the types of jokes of Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy are ...
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1answer
6k views

Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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2answers
292 views

The powers of spidey in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there's this one scene in particular where Max Dillon leaves the hospital and goes into a crowded area in search of electricity, at the same time Peter Parker is with Gwen ...
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1answer
468 views

What is the reason some of the characters in Lost are named after enlightenment thinker?

I am now into Season 2 of Lost, and I notice that there are at least two characters in it that have the same name as the thinkers from Enlightenment period, such as John Locke and David Hume. Any ...
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1answer
892 views

How could Harold Finch keep his fortune while faking his own death?

When his partner Nathan Ingram is killed with a bomb, Harold Finch decides to fake his own dead to protect him (and his fiancée). Despite he is presumed dead as well, he still owns a fortune and ...
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2answers
3k views

Which Marvel character are they talking about?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when they mention future threat for Hydra like Bruce Banner and other names (or references), they said something like "some guy from Egypt". Which character are ...
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1answer
147 views

movie about a house that lives off of people

I've been searching everywhere for this with no luck. The movie starts off with a paranormal investigative team going to this house with a big black gate to stay the night and investigate the house. ...
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1answer
82 views

Industry sources for film news [closed]

I've searched around for good places to get movie and television news and have found some good places, like Screen Rant and /Film. But a lot of times information will be mentioned, such as, "it's ...
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2answers
413 views

Did Stephen really get what he wanted?

After Stephen got shot by Diamond Dog's men right in front of his Brother Bloom he reveals to him that it was only fake blood and he pulled of the ultimate con. He says farewell to Bloom, that he ...
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1answer
553 views

How did the police find Frank?

In the movie Labor Day (2013), Adele, Frank and Henry were just about to get in the car and leave when the police showed up and took Frank away. My question is how did the police know where Frank was? ...
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1answer
87 views

60's TV show about an alien investigating human behavior in a creepy house

I saw this as a child in the 1960's. A motorist watches a young man age and die within minutes. He enters a house to investigate. It is filled with an odd assortment of people who do not get along, ...
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191 views

How did Victoria know that Charlotte wouldn't be harmed? (Revenge Season 3 Episode 21)

In Revenge Season 3 Episode 21, (spoilers follow, do not read if you have not watched the above episode) Does anyone know how Victoria know that Charlotte wouldn't be harmed, or can speculate on ...
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1answer
277 views

Movie where “no” means “yes”?

There was a movie where an angel or ghost (something female) was helping a guy get laid and there was a part I remember where she was telling him that "no" means "yes". I don't really remember ...
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1answer
234 views

Kid's dog chewing on device that looks like a bone, turns out to be a bomb

So this was a Sci-Fi TV series about a kid who happens to find part of a device that looked like a bone that his dog was chewing. This device was later known to be a bomb. The boy was joined by some ...
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1answer
280 views

Are the unicorns' outfits referencing other film/tv franchises?

So the Regular Show episode "The Unicorns Have Got to Go" features a number of unicorns in different clothes. It's pretty obvoius that the third unicorn from the left is wearing an outfit ...
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1answer
576 views

Anime style show about a female space ship racer

There was a show on Disney channel or Disney XD around 2009. I think it was an anime styled and futuristic. this girl raced what seemed to be space ships and had many friends. I'm not sure if she ...
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2answers
1k views

Why doesn't Wolverine die when he loses his ability to heal?

In The Wolverine, Viper suppresses Logan's healing power by introducing some kind of bug into his body. This affects the healing power of Wolverine and slows him down considerably. After this he even ...
2
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1answer
333 views

Woman moves into an apartment, awakes a vampire and falls in love with him

I don't have a whole lot to go on, but I recall watching a movie in my early childhood (i.e. early '90s) about a woman who moved into a new apartment and subsequently awoke a vampire who she later ...
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1answer
196 views

Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me and Castle which were all released in the late 2000s, it ocurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
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1answer
94 views

Gangster's car is modified to be stealthy

A rich gangster who has come into possession some fancy car. He gets the car modified to go into a stealth mode. There are some scenes where the cops are following in a helicopter and lose him when ...
2
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1answer
367 views

Psychologist studies patient and discovers she's telepathic

It was a movie that started off about a young lady who was finishing high school and when she was at her prom I think, she started hearing voices and flipped out. She was taken to a mental ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Struggling to remember the name of a Brit gangster drama series

A British drama series - late 90s / early 2000s - about a gangland family. I think it was set in the 60s. As I recall, when the boss dies, the son and daughter take over the family and disown ...
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1answer
186 views

Meaning of “I filled a river, and now all thoughts are sacred and pure” in Kung Fu Hustle

In the movie, just before the street musicians block Sing and Bone's view of a pretty lady walking down the street, Bone sounds like he says "I filled a river, and now all thoughts are sacred and ...
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1answer
168 views

Sunglasses quote

I'm searching for a movie with a quote about sunglasses. The quote goes something like: Nobody is wearing sunglasses in closed rooms. Except perverts and blind people. It might be a Guy Ritchie ...
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1answer
650 views

Why did they rob the French bank?

I see why Tressler and Elkhorn were robbed and why Thaddeus was framed, but I don't get why a French bank was robbed. The only hint I got from the movie was "they delivered the note" and that makes no ...
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2answers
185 views

Film where markings appear on a boys body?

I watched a film a while ago, I don't remember much but it was based on a boy who had markings of some kind on his body. He dies in it. He goes to a house which I think was haunted with either a ...

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