2
votes
1answer
330 views

Why are people playing police officers not arrested?

In a film or TV series there are often people playing police officers, quite often on set where memebers of the public can see them. Wouldn't this fall foul of the 'impersonating a police officer' ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Was it Uday or Latif who took the pill overdose?

On the moring after the devastating party in The Devil's Double during which Uday kills Kamel Hana and ultimately rapes and kills a young school girl we see Uday/Latif lying in a hospital bed after an ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

“Never mistake motionless for inactivity” quote from NCIS LA

A few days ago I heard this quote from Hetty on TV: Never mistake motionless for inactivity, Mr. Callen. Crocodiles get most of their meals that way. I have been googling around but I couldn't ...
5
votes
1answer
840 views

Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

What was the first movie that had only female characters?

What was the first movie that had only female characters? In a quiz competition that question was asked and I didn't know its answer. Although the question was for Bollywood but here my question is ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

What was Yen putting and why?

In Ocean's Thirteen what for Yen was putting inside of some place after passing through the path of elevator? I didn't get what for Ocean planned to put something there. Because I think afterwards ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

A drug dealer, with a fake family (a stripper wife, a roadside girl as daughter, and a young boy as son)

It's a comedy movie, I watched it before 2-3 months back, but I forgot the name of the movie, but I do remember some stories like, then were using a Big van for the traveling, and they were about to ...
1
vote
2answers
148 views

Which was the first movie featuring only 1 character (that is seen in the movie)?

I want to know which was the first movie (not animated), which had only one character (which is seen) in the story. I am talking about movies like Buried and All is Lost. Not including short films or ...
0
votes
2answers
144 views

Doctor or Mentalist entering Criminal's Mind

Few months back, I see a title on IMDB about a film in which a doctor is able to enter into people's mind. FBI request the doctor to enter in a serial killer mind to find the last victim and it ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Fake currency used in movies - trouble?

Every fourth movie that I watch has a suitcase full of money, money in stacks, money being thrown into the air. While I can imagine that if its a stack of money, maybe only the top bill is real. ...
8
votes
1answer
6k views

Why did Homer, Moe and Wally cover their mouths when talking about the Super Bowl?

In the Simpsons episode Sunday Cruddy Sunday (S10E12), Homer, Wally and others head to the Super Bowl. When Homer asks Moe if he'd be interested in going to the Super Bowl he said he'd love to as his ...
3
votes
1answer
120 views

Foreign film involving a woman searching for her MIA husband

The movie involves a girl who is searching for a man (may or not be her husband at the time) who went missing during the war (world war 2 i think). She visits the different people who knew him for ...
4
votes
5answers
8k views

Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
3
votes
1answer
330 views

17th/18th century British red coat officer hurt during battle and loses sight

I have been really wanted to watch this movie literally FOR YEARS but I can't remember the name of it, so hopefully you can tell me the name of the movie! The only stuff I remember of it is that it's ...
1
vote
1answer
313 views

White boy growing up among African tribe

I'm looking for the name of a movie or 2-part miniseries with the following plot ingredients: white boy is found by an African tribe (with red clothes) (pretty sure) I'm uncertain whether the mother ...
5
votes
1answer
101 views

The choice to switch from POV in the remake of 'Maniac'

The modern remake of the 80s slasher film of the same name, Maniac (2012), starring Elijah Wood as Frank Zito is depicted entirely from the killer's point of view, thus putting the viewer 'in his ...
3
votes
2answers
306 views

Understanding the beginning of Halloween

At the beginning of Halloween, why did Michael go upstairs and kill Judith?
4
votes
1answer
217 views

Violent movie from <= 1980

I'm trying to find a movie that I watched on cable (HBO, in the US) in 1980 or 81 when I was a kid. It was a thriller, very violent with a fair bit of nudity and a couple of very violent scenes: A ...
9
votes
1answer
5k views

Why does Stan Lee play random extras in Marvel films?

While looking at the cast of The Incredible Hulk I say Stan Lee was cast as: "Milwaukee Man Drinking From Bottle" I've noticed he plays an extra in the Iron Man, X-Men, Spider Man films as well ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Whats the connection to Bart Simpson?

In Ninja Turtles 2 (1991) when the TGRI professor and the turtles are making the antidote for Tokka and Rahzar, he turns to the camera, twice with the antidote in a glass that has Bart Simpson on it. ...
4
votes
1answer
320 views

Films released in additional version without the score?

I once saw a scene from Silence of the Lambs without the post-sound work. It was significantly less scary, hardly even creepy... This got me thinking: in rather emotional movies, the score adds a ...
4
votes
1answer
180 views

Are Kristoff and Sven orphans?

In the opening of Frozen, we meet young Kristoff and Sven and it appears that they belong to one of the Ice cutters but after the song “Frozen Heart” they leave them behind. They are then adopted by ...
19
votes
2answers
963 views

Is every appearance of a product in a movie sponsored?

Inevitably products that are on sale pop up all the time like cars, whisky and phones. If the props department happens to use an Audi, Jack Daniels or an iphone, do they get in touch with them and see ...
3
votes
1answer
174 views

How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?

One thing I always wonder when watching The 13th Warrior is, how Ahmed learns the Norse language so fast. While I for myself could make some sense out of certain words, it must be significantly harder ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Where did the 2nd Ooze canister come from?

In Ninja Turtles 2 (1991), we see the foot capture the TGRI professor as he is processing the last canister of Ooze. Shredder forces the professor to use the Ooze to create Tokka and Rahzar, but ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

Highway battle background score

What is the background score played in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Captain America attacks the Winter Soldier right after Black Widow was shot?
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Other Species' Lifespan Compared to Lions'

In The Lion King, we are shown a family of lion royalty over multiple generations, as well as its subjects and other animals involved with its kingdom, the Pride Lands. Recently, I have noticed how ...
4
votes
1answer
424 views

Was the sword forging scene at the beginning of season 4 CGI or real?

My friend thinks the sword forging scene at the beginning of the 4th season of Game of Thrones was CGI (it certainly was picturesque with the flames dancing along the flow of molten steel). But I ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teenage Hairspray pageant, do they say it's ...
3
votes
1answer
145 views

Woman has recurring dreams about trains

If I recall correctly, the woman is about to become 25 and she mentions that, ever since she was at the age of 5, she has had a dream where she has to pick the correct train from twenty of them and ...
4
votes
1answer
179 views

Motivation of Killer in The Vanishing (1988)

Be warned spoilers below if you haven't watched the movie. The Killer in The Vanishing (1988, orig.: Spoorloos), his primary motivation as per my understanding was to gauge himself to see if he could ...
15
votes
5answers
89k views

What is the significance of “Tannis Root”?

After Rosemary was impregnatated by "Satan," many of the occult leaders that knew about this were obsessed with providing her "Tannis Root." What was the significance behind this "Tannis Root?"
2
votes
1answer
456 views

Did Vin MoCap the Dance?

We all know Vin Diesel is famous for his silky moves... Is there anything to substantiate the claim that Vin Diesel was himself the model for the Motion Capture of Groot's already infamous ...
7
votes
1answer
288 views

Could someone tell me the name of this Vietnam film?

I remember watching a Vietnam film several years ago that followed soldiers through training. I can only remember one scene where the drill instructor teaches the recruits about the AK-47 and that it ...
11
votes
3answers
15k views

Why is it called John Dies at the End?

The 2012 adaptation of David Wong's "John Dies at the End" ends without John dying at the end at all. While the core of the film espouses the belief that time is not linear, the word "end" suggests ...
4
votes
1answer
429 views

Alien mask gives a teenager an exoskeleton and superpowers

I watched this movie sometime in the 90s. It’s about a teen who finds an alien mask, and when he puts it on it covers his body with an exoskeleton and gives him super powers. The only way to defeat ...
3
votes
1answer
260 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

What movie has the song “Six days of wars” on its soundtrack?

I heard this song, it´s called "Six days of wars", the song is from Colonel Bagshot: ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

Windows-like logo in Halt and Catch Fire intro

In AMC's Halt and Catch Fire TV series, its intro at some point shows a Windows-like logo image. What is the image alluded for? Since it was before the rising of Windows and GUI. Here is where you ...
25
votes
2answers
2k views

In the movies - Do wire transfers really work?

In a lot of the movies the bad guys seem to prefer wire transfers as their payment method of choice. In the recent movie Non-Stop, the terrorist provides a bank account number and demands a payment of ...
1
vote
1answer
332 views

A movie about a secret organisation

I'm looking for a movie some time ago, it goes like this. Person A lives a normal life until he meet person B. While they are together A takes B's phone by accident and discovers that B is a member ...
7
votes
1answer
317 views

Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?

In the film, I noticed the name to be used for the first time by Ronan after the crash landing, talking to the group. Later, Peter says something like “I guess we really are Guardians of the Galaxy”. ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

How are rerun episodes selected?

I'm curious as to how episodes of shows are selected for re-runs. I ask because I've noticed over the years of watching re-runs of various shows that they seem to favor certain episodes. I've noticed ...
18
votes
4answers
1k views

Why do films have more cuts than they did 20 years ago?

The "20 years" is an arbitrary figure but I have noticed that films tend to have way more cuts than they did in earlier days of film making. Sometimes there will be a conversation in the room and ...
23
votes
4answers
33k views

Is the 10th man rule purely fictional, or is it based in fact?

In World War Z, one of the characters described something called "the tenth man rule." After several disasters that NO ONE thought could happen, the Council decided that if a vote was unanimous ...
10
votes
6answers
6k views

What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...
4
votes
1answer
187 views

Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
1
vote
1answer
507 views

Why did Hank not associate THE CAPN with 'Captain Cook'?

In one of the opening Breaking Bad episodes, Walt rides along with Hank and Steve as they raid a meth lab with information that they will discover 'Captain Cook'. Hank and Steve are having a wager on ...
1
vote
1answer
242 views

Twin Towers in any movies set in the future? [closed]

Are there any movies that were released prior to September 11, 2001 that take place in a future (after that date) in which the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center appear?

15 30 50 per page