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What is the message of the movie Spring Breakers?

Taking into account the ending of Spring Breakers, what is the larger message that the viewer is supposed to take away from the movie? Is there one?
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Was Hitchcock fascinated by the nascent field of brain science while filming “The Lady Vanishes”?

In "The Lady Vanishes" (1938), the character of Dr. Hartz is a mysterious Continental brain surgeon, who is cunningly in charge of the ruse that takes place in the movie. Karl Lashley was a ...
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What is the game the kids of Lenny are playing in the TV in the movie Grown Ups?

In Grown ups what is the game the kids of Lenny are playing on the TV?
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102 views

How exactly is the movie a comedy?

Considering that both Wikipedia and IMDb have classified Spring Breakers as a comedy-drama, I'd like to know what exactly are the comic elements of the movie? The Britney Spears references? James ...
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198 views

Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
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Were the direct references to Die Hard and Under Siege made on purpose?

While Olympus Has Fallen was in its main theme and overall plot quite similar to many action movies of that kind, there were two particular scenes that I understood as direct references to two genre ...
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403 views

Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
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Hunters who hunt people through a forest

The movie starts in a forest when a few friends meet in the cottage. Next day after a party, a group of them force a guy (or guys) to run through the middle some forest (probably Alaska) and the ...
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206 views

Significance of Sam Roger's dog references?

In 2011's Margin Call, what is the significance of the recurring references to Sam Roger's (Kevin Spacey) dog? Edit (fleshing out question): Does he have the dog put down? He does mention that it is ...
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Does “Central Perk” cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
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Who are the Five kings in GOT-War of Five Kings?

I just finish watching season three of Game of Thrones. In this season many character seen referring ongoing war as war of five kings. I haven't read any books just watched TV series. As per series ...
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What are the artistic reasons to shoot “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in a higher frame rate?

What are the artistic reasons to shoot "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a higher frame rate? It gives me the impress I am watching an old show.
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Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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Why didn't they change the intro in House MD from season 4 to reflect the new doctors?

From Season 4, House has three new doctors as part of his team and the previous three just appear off an on. Why didn't the show's creators update the intro to show the new team? It always shows ...
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Why did Michael Richards refuse to portray himself?

In the 1999 film "Man on the Moon" starring Jim Carrey as the infamous comic Andy Kaufman, the movie takes great pains to recreate specific points in Kaufman's life. In a somewhat unorthodox fashion, ...
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Who is Mr Escher?

In the final episode of Season 1, Agent Gardiner is introduced and is very suspicious of Kiera, and begins performing a variety of background checks on her. Just before the major explosion near the ...
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Why does Neo's cubicle not look like the workplace of a programmer?

The Matrix is not a movie with an overdose of realism. But parts of it take place in the normal "real" world. We see Neo at work in his software company in his cubicle before the Agents come to his ...
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Infection timelines of John Carpenter's The Thing?

The paranoia and uncertainty in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) is so well constructed that there is still no consensus on who gets infected, or even when some people do. The thing I really like ...
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If Liber8 can hack Keira, why doesn't Keira or Alec hack them back?

Of the people who were sent to the past, three to date have been shown as having CMR implants. These three are; Keira Cameron, the CPS agent protagonist, Elena, the CPS agent that was sent back to ...
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240 views

Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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181 views

What poster is this?

From one of the last scenes in Scary Movie 2, where Cindy is on the phone with her dad. She is in a room with the bird and you can see 3 posters on the wall, one in the middle is for 2 pac. I want to ...
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What is Kevin from?

In Cabin in the Woods there is a board with a list of monsters on it. between Deadites and Mummy in the lower left there is Kevin. I am Kevin. I would like to know what monster reference this is ...
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442 views

Cultural Basis of Asian Ghost Lady

In a lot of Asian horror movies (particularly Japanese ones) a common motif is the ghost lady in white, with long black hair covering her face. The wide spread use of this image has led me to wonder ...
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246 views

What's the name of the TV series with an Army guy who can control electronic devices signals with his mind?

I was wandering about the name of the series where a guy in the Army controls Electronic devices signals with his brain (sort of like talking to them). It was so cool, like he can tell a mobile phone ...
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147 views

What movie is being mocked?

In Scary Movie 2, there is a scene where Cindy is on top of the professor in a Red dress. They hear a noise and Cindy says, "She suspects something". Professor says, "Who" and Cindy replies, "Your ...
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Is there any relation between Johann Schmidt and Klaus Schmidt?

Klaus Schmidt is the main villain in the film X-Men: First Class and Johann Schmidt is the main villain in the film Captain America: The First Avenger. They are both seen to be Nazis during World War ...
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Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
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When does “Serenity” take place during the timeline?

The timeline page on wikia for Firefly seems to indicate that Serenity takes place sometime after the TV series, but having watched the TV series and the movie, this doesn't make sense. Serenity (the ...
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229 views

How did John McClane escape his bonds?

I may have missed how this happened, but in the scene with John and Jack captured in the ballroom, we see Jack take his knife and cut through his wrist ties, but I have no idea how John got free. Can ...
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488 views

Does anyone know of a movie similar to Meet Joe Black? [duplicate]

I have searched online and found little or no joy with the recommendations of similar movies to the plot/storyline of Meet Joe Black. I love the concept of Meet Joe Black, 'Death' coming to live among ...
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193 views

Identify this crime drama with strong female lead

I have been Googling for a good 20-30 minutes and cannot find it. The show is set in Appalachia (West Virginia?) and features a crime family with a 50+ year old female as the head of the family. A ...
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203 views

Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...
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Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?
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321 views

Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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Movie where bookworm is last surviving human, then eyeglasses break

It was a black-and-white film where a guy survives by hiding in a vault in a bank. When he comes out everything is in ruins, but some of the books from the library are not. He says, "Hello? W-Where is ...
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Ending of The Place Beyond the Pines

In the Ending of The Place Beyond the Pines, did the kid run away from home because of he assaulted and kidnapped Avery or did he run away because he felt a connection with his father and the image of ...
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Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?

I noticed that older movies with a 7 - 7.5 rating are really good, while 2012 movies with that rating are quite bad, and they would most likely be rated 4 - 5.5 in 2004 for example :) Also newer ...
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218 views

Movie where man and woman compete who has more scars

It was a movie with man and woman, both in police or some other profession which involved danger. And there was a tension between those two. There was some scene where they were in the room, trying to ...
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1k views

90S (?) movie, blonde actress, seedy big city, drugs, porn, mind control, strippers, and a eunuch

I barely remember seeing this movie, it has such weird things happening, but it was sometime in the 90s. There was a gorgeous blonde, thought it was Kim Basinger, but apparently not, according to ...
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End of Ame Agaru

I just watched Ame Agaru (aka After the Rain) and I don't really understand the end of the film. The Lord of the fief was supposed to catch Misawa, to accept him as Master-of-Arms. But he didn't! The ...
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A movie which ended with all rebels crucified on the road to Rome

I am looking for an old movie (50's or 60's) Which was about the Roman era, and depicted at the end a huge Slave revolt, which ended with the Roman winning, and crucifying all the revolting slaves on ...
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636 views

Why was Lucius Fox still a part of Wayne Enterprises in Dark Knight Rises?

At the end of The Dark Knight Fox told Batman that spying on people wasn't part of his job description. And then he asked Batman to consider this his resignation. Batman said "When you are done type ...
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How did they shoot the animal scenes in Life of Pi?

Is the tiger, hyena, zebra etc animated? They look quite real. Are they trained animals?
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Man of Steel how did the final confrontation get resolved?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman breaks the neck of General Zod. My question is, how could he do that so easily? And why did none of the Kryptonians think about doing that to him? Especially, ...
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Who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries?

I have always wondered who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries. Sometimes they only change a little, sometimes I have the impression I am watching a whole new movie. They have nothing ...
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What's the meaning behind the phrase “The blood stays on the blade”?

At the beginning of the movie Gangs of New York, Priest Vallon tells his son not to wipe the blood of the blade after he's cut himself shaving, saying "The blood stays on the blade". I've watched the ...
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Name of an old movie that ends with the main characters traveling “North, always North”

I saw this movie when I was a kid and have tried to track it down several times, but never was able to figure out the title. From what I remember, the movie has a male and female main characters and ...
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Can someone explain The Secret Agent's Blunder / Oshibka rezidenta?

I watched this 1969 Russian film with English subtitles [imdb link], but I found it hard to distinguish between the different characters. Thus, I still don't really understand what was going on. I ...
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A movie about a boy growing up in a TV studio

I am looking for a movie about a boy/child that grows up thinking he is in the real world, but actually he is living between walls of a tv-studio. The world saw him grow up and stuff. I think later on ...

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