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What Happened to the Ship's Crew In Madagascar?

"In Madagascar, a group of talking animals living comfortable lives in the Central Park Zoo are sent to a nature preserve in Kenya under pressure from animal rights activists, which results in them ...
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Movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood and are acually salespeople?

What's that movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood, having a "perfect" life and they are trying to impress and influence the neighbors to buy things. They are acually employed salepeople.
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168 views

Cheesy Italian SF movie with a great pair of pants! [closed]

Sometime circa 1980 I saw on late-night TV a cheesy Italian SF movie where the cast is out in the brush somewhere dealing with (I think) some alien presence in a cave or something. I don't remember ...
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249 views

A haunted house with creepy people living

I'm trying to look for the movie that i watched a long time ago. I don't know the title as when I saw it on TV it was in the middle of the movie already. So the story goes like, there's a creepy house ...
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3answers
456 views

Is Lt. Columbo psychic?

So I was watching the old Columbo series, and saw a pattern again and again. Many times, there were no clues against a certain suspect, but still Columbo zoomed in on him/her, and kept asking ...
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2answers
169 views

What did Sgt. Bilko & co. have against oats?

in one episode of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko), Bilko buys a racehorse and wants to get rich by sponsoring him at the races. Of course, they had to feed the horse, and a fair amount of the ...
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88 views

Movie: Paris plane passengers are frustrated [closed]

Saw this movie on overnight network TV (probably CBS) back in late 70s/early 80s. A group of people travel to Paris by plane and when they finally get there they separate and are individually ...
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194 views

Breathing issues?

I don't quite understand the breathing issues Superman had on Zod's ship. Specifically in the context of the fact that he doesn't strictly need to breath to stay alive. This is shown when they were ...
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2answers
126 views

Movie about cold killers hunting a child?

It must be a late 1980s or beginning 1990s American movie. I think the plot is that some gangsters/killers want to kill a little boy. There is a scene in which the kid is in a house in an open ...
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126 views

Old movie about a kid who moves from California to a small town in New England [closed]

I am trying to identify a movie I saw on TV in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The main character is a kid whose family has moved from California to a small town in New England. The owner of a store ...
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21k views

Is there more to Gandalf and Galadriel's relationship than is hinted at in The Hobbit?

Having recently seen The Hobbit, I was intrigued by the scenes between Gandalf and Galadriel which seemed to imply that they shared a more intimate history than previously thought. Not being much of ...
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1answer
195 views

Why was the removal of the shrapnel just “thrown-in” at the end?

That tiny little arc-reactor, that damage to his body, that was as much a part of him being Iron Man as his motivations to escape his prison. Yet, it was simply just thrown-in like some sort of ...
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2answers
909 views

Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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0answers
133 views

Movie where odd personal ads are used as passphrases to enter parties [closed]

I think it was a '90s movie, where people used to look at the lonely heart columns and pick the strangest announce to use as a passphrase to be let in at these cool parties. For instance, one night ...
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2answers
319 views

Hollywood movie in which females capture males for breeding stock?

Can anyone identify a Hollywood movie in which females from outer space capture two males to use as breeding stock. This movie aired on the star movies.
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3answers
2k views

Why did the witch crack like porcelain?

There is a witch in the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows. In a couple of scenes she is shown to crack like she is made of porcelain? Specifically towards the end of the movie she starts cracking away ...
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4answers
1k views

Why couldn't Bond have backup at the battle of Skyfall?

I think I am missing a key plot point here. Bond had to fake-kidnap M and bring her to Skyfall in order to lure Silva there for one last stand. Why did this have to be a secret from his colleagues ...
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2answers
101 views

Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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2answers
1k views

Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?

I'm new to this community so I apologise if this type of question isn't permitted here. I've been watching a lot of older films lately (older, in this instance reads "circa 80's and 70's" and mainly ...
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1answer
202 views

What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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3answers
338 views

Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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1answer
190 views

Why didn't Draper fire Peter?

In season 1, Peter Campbell tries to blackmail Draper into giving him the job of head of accounts by using his secret past against him. Draper refuses to budge, and Peter's plan backfires when their ...
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3answers
2k views

Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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4answers
15k views

In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order should I suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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1answer
872 views

Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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1answer
273 views

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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1answer
150 views

Which characters played the parts of the lineup discussed by Rusty and Daniel?

In planning the heist, Rusty names a number of roles that are going to be needed to pull off the job. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Dalsy, two ...
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2answers
71 views

How is it that none of the neighbors saw the lights?

During the climax of Dark Skies, the aliens came down to the house to take their subject. The house was boarded up so the aliens couldn't get in and you could see very bright light coming from ...
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1answer
4k views

What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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1answer
991 views

Is the wife's murder in Fargo a deleted scene?

In the movie Fargo two killers kidnap the wife of a car salesman in a deal that all goes wrong. While one of the killers is away at Twin Cities picking up the ransom, his partner stays at the cottage ...
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1answer
218 views

In Sex and the City how do the women actually make a living?

In the Sex and the City TV series and movies it seems that the four women spend all their time dating, shopping, meeting each other, or otherwise pursuing personal time. How do they actually earn ...
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2answers
609 views

What did the handmaiden call Daenerys Targaryen?

I'm very new to GoT and I'm still struggling to put the characters together. When her handmaiden is teaching Daenerys how to please her hew husband she called her something - "Ceici"? Where does ...
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3answers
3k views

What is Bruce's alibi in the end?

At the end of Dark Knight Rises, we see the twist of Bruce/Batman taking the bomb himself across the sea, presumably, to sacrifice himself to keep Gotham safe. We know this isn't the case for Bruce ...
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2answers
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Did Inara Serra get her name from a Magic: the Gathering card?

I never picked up on this before, but as a Magic: the Gathering player, I saw that Inara's last name was Serra, and it immediately reminded me of Serra Angel, a card that's been printed almost every ...
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4answers
592 views

In which Indiana Jones movie do the planets align?

I really hope I am not losing my mind. I swear there was an Indiana Jones movie in which the planets align and cause something mystical to happen, but I can't for the life of me remember which one it ...
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2answers
5k views

How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Catwoman (Selina) brings Batman to Bane's place, she trapped him in Bane's place, after a short while Bane came and called Batman by his real name, Bruce Wayne. I was ...
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1answer
163 views

Why can Victor suddenly control his transformation?

During the course of Fantastic Four Victor von Doom slowly mutates into some kind of metallic creature being able to shoot lightnings (and thus becomes Dr. Doom), a transformation that is completed at ...
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3answers
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Red's parole hearings in The Shawshank Redemption

That title was the best I could come up with to avoid spoilers on the front page. In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Red has three parole hearings. For the first two, in 1947 (youtube link) and in ...
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3answers
127 views

Why is being a hybrid a curse?

In Vampire Diaries S02E21 and also a few near-by episodes, it is said that Klaus is cursed - as he is both a Vampire and a Werewolf and more powerful than both. How is it a curse and not a blessing?
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1answer
218 views

Growth of Kryptonian powers

I'm struggling to understand how Kryptonian powers develop as they spend time on earth. It took Clark years to discover his powers, yet when he's fighting the two Kryptonian warriors they appear just ...
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1answer
421 views

70s serial about French jet fighter pilots

All that I recall was that it was dubbed into English,similar to a serial entitled the flashing blade. It was shown during sat morning kids t.v on either the BBC or ITV. It also may have been set ...
6
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1answer
325 views

In “How I Met Your Mother”, who is Barney married to?

In the television series, "How I Met Your Mother", who is Barney Stinson married to?
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5answers
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Why choose that birth name for John Blake?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we learn that What motivated the Nolan brothers to include this in the film? Are they merely nudging and winking at the audience? Furthermore, why Robin? The ...
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1answer
94 views

How can I tell whether or not a film has been broadcast on TV?

Is there any way to determine whether or not a film has been broadcast on a TV station (particularly in the UK)?
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1answer
1k views

Why did Bart Simpson toys have him wearing a blue t-shirt?

The following images illustrate my question; Why did Bart toys have a blue t-shirt when in the TV series he always wears a red t-shirt? Did he originally wear a blue t-shirt and have it changed ...
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votes
1answer
88 views

What did the legal advisor say in The Hitman?

In the movie The Hitman, Sal was enraged because he had been passed over for a plum assignment in favor of Grogan. Sal loudly expressed his outrage to the crime boss, but at a crucial moment the ...
10
votes
1answer
253 views

Is there a reason for this language switching?

During the various scenes that take place in Japan, the characters sometimes speak English and sometimes Japanese, sometimes even a line in English as a reply to a line in Japanese or vice versa. It ...
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3answers
581 views

Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
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0answers
71 views

short film on environmental pollution British or possibly American from the period 1968 to 1975 [closed]

Can anyone help me find a short film on environmental pollution, probably British but I'm not sure. It wasn't a documentary but parts of the film looked like a doc'. It should be from the period 1968 ...
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1answer
224 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...

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