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Confusion over the run time of 'Fireflies in the Garden'

Could someone please clear up the runtime confusion of this film? I've seen it listed at 89 minutes, 94 minutes, 98 minutes, 99 minutes, and 120 minutes. I watched it online for the first time and ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world. Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the ...
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1answer
134 views

Children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade

The short (from the late 70's or early 80's, I think) was about video game addiction and had children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade. I remember one kid claiming it was for ...
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202 views

How did the kitchen get messed up?

In The Sixth Sense there is a scene where Cole is in the kitchen and Lynn walks out of the room talking to him. She returns and finds all of the drawers and cupboards open. She screams in fright as ...
10
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1answer
586 views

What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
2
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1answer
448 views

Corpse-like old man in an elevator is floating above the floor

This is a foreign language film, possibly Korean. I can remember a couple of scenes, hope they are from the same film and I'm not merging two different films together. It centres around a lady who ...
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1answer
284 views

Person gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom

This is a foreign language film (possibly Korean). I can remember a few scenes from this film. The first scene I remember is where someone gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom. ...
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2answers
178 views

Teens filming on a ghost train ride

I am recalling a scene from a horror movie, although it could be a parody (like Scary Movie). A group of teenagers are in an old fairground ride, either a ghost train or mini train style ride. They ...
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2answers
405 views

Why is Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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167 views

Scientist assembles a robot which is a duplicate of himself

I don't remember much apart from that. A scientist, not good at human relations, makes a robot that is his exact duplicate with the plan of sending it into space for a long trip. The robot through the ...
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0answers
2k views

Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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5answers
8k views

Ending to Memento

I know I'm a little behind, but I just watched the movie Memento and the ending got me thinking a lot. And when I think a lot I usually turn toward the internet to find the vast majority of solutions ...
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85 views

Why important characters from Mortal Kombat: Legacy season one doesn't appear in season 2?

In the web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, several important characters like Jax, Sonya Blade, Cyrax, Sektor and Kano not appear in season 2. What is the reason for removal of this many important ...
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1answer
117 views

Why is the movie titled “The White Balloon”?

If anyone has seen The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi, could you please share your view why the title of the film is that?
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2answers
312 views

First American High School film?

I was wondering what would have been the first film to depict stereotypical ideas of American High Schools. I can only think back as far as Grease (1978) or maybe Rebel Without a Cause (1955) but I'm ...
2
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1answer
98 views

College-aged kid sent away for some kind of identity theft

This has been making me crazy! I've been thinking about this movie that I saw in the last 5-7 years that, I'm pretty sure, begins with a young guy being sent away from home because he got involved in ...
4
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1answer
120 views

Why didn't Tri-Klops see He-Man hiding in Castle Grayskull?

In the first episode of He-Man (1983), Skeletor approaches Castle Grayskull with his cronies, and says: Without He-Man to defend it, Castle Grayskull will be ours! Then the door is forced open, ...
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1answer
1k views

How does Quentin Tarantino write dialog for a language he doesn't speak?

How does Quentin Tarantino or any other screenwriter write dialog for a language he doesn't speak? I have never found any mention of Tarantino being able to speak in any language other than English. ...
8
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2answers
548 views

Why was Steve Gomez not promoted and did not move to El Paso?

Since Hank turns down the offer to return to El Paso, Steve Gomez is promoted instead of him. However, later in the series, in seasons 4 and 5, Steve Gomez is still in ABQ, working with Hank. Why is ...
4
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5answers
2k views

Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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1answer
86 views

Who or what was Hummingbird?

In the Jason Statham film Hummingbird (AKA 'Redemption' & 'Crazy Joe'), who or what was 'Hummingbird'? I guessed it was his operative name in the special forces, but could not confirm that from ...
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2answers
1k views

When did the writers plan that Monica and Chandler would get together?

When did the writers plan Monica and Chandler were going to get together in Friends? I am wondering how far in advance it was planned, as there's such a long history between the two characters.
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1answer
968 views

How did Daniel Atlas get the “Suck It” card into Thaddeus Bradley's pocket?

In the scene where Thaddeus Bradley visits the Four Horseman before their second show, J Daniel Atlas performs a trick where he somehow gets a card with the words "Suck It" into Thaddeus Bradley's ...
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2answers
892 views

Wouldn't Thaddeus Bradley having all of the money stuffed into his car demonstrate his innocence?

For the Four Horseman's final trick, they steal a safe and pack all of the money into Thaddeus Bradley's car in a way that would prevent you from being able to get into the car, let alone drive it. At ...
4
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1answer
753 views

Wouldn't Arthur Tressler's bank return all of his money under the circumstances?

In the movie "Now You See Me", during the second magic show, the Four Horseman steal all of Arthur Tressler's money and give it away to people who had previously held insurance agreements with one of ...
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36 views

Would the plot have worked without Salino?

Would the plot of The Sting have worked if the character of Salino had never been introduced? While she does kill one of Lonnegan's other assassins, she doesn't appear to impact the plot in any other ...
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0answers
36 views

The confusion between Hooker and Kelly

In The Sting, a key element lies in the fact that Lonnegan and his people do not realise that Hooker and Kelly are the same person. Why is this? Questions to consider: How do Lonnegan's two goons ...
2
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0answers
237 views

Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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1answer
141 views

How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?

In Cloud Atlas, the timelines are not only connected mystically through reincarnation and imagery of past lives (broad explanation), but directly via stories transferred over time. Half of the ...
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2answers
949 views

Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

My question is if this whole sacking of Scott & her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She is bound by the law, this ...
4
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1answer
988 views

Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries

What is the connection between Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries? Is it Carrie Bradshaw's childhood days shown in The Carrie Diaries? If so what happens to Carrie's sister in The Carrie Diaries? ...
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2answers
374 views

What happened to Saul's right hand man Huell?

In the last season of Breaking Bad, Hank and Gomez put Saul's right-hand man Huell in their custody and instructed him not to leave until they said so. A few episodes later Hank and Gomez are killed ...
2
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2answers
119 views

What role does God (the character) play post season five?

AFAIK the original story arc ended in season five, before they started writing new material. All I remember is that there was some sort of conspiracy going on within the ranks of the angels and that ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

Why does Dormer hesitate to sign Ellie's report?

During the course of Insomnia Ellie is given the task of investigating the death of Det. Eckhart, who is supposed to have been shot by the killer, but who we know was shot by his partner Det. Dormer. ...
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1answer
123 views

Who is this man changing the name of Little Dice to Li'll Z?

In the movie City of God, who was the man that Changes the name of Li'll Dice to Li'll Z?
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103 views

fox network - TV shows [closed]

I have been watching TV shows for a while and as far as I know, four TV shows rated more than 8 in IMDB were cancelled and re-broadcasted by Fox network (The TV shows are prison break, family guy, ...
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1answer
240 views

Nanny kills mother of the house in a bathtub

All I can seem to remember from this film (pretty sure it was a tv movie) is the scene where the nanny is confronting the mother of the house in the bathtub. While they talk to each other the nanny ...
3
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2answers
706 views

What happens to unbroadcasted episodes of cancelled series?

Recently the CBS sitcom "We Are Men" was cancelled after just two episodes aired. I imagine that several more episodes of the show had been filmed. Am I correct? And if so, what will happen to these ...
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2answers
2k views

Did anyone ever actually take home the goat from “Let's Make A Deal”?

After reading today's XKCD, I've actually become curious. Is there any record of a contestant actually wanting to go home with the goat (or other Zonk!) on Let's Make a Deal?
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1answer
734 views

Why are the movie adaptations of the Robert Langdon book series in a random order?

The movie adaptations of the Robert Langdon book series have been released in the wrong order. The order of the books is "Angels & Demons", "The Da Vinci Code", "The Lost Symbol", and then ...
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0answers
282 views

What were the numbers shouted by the dwarf woman?

A dwarf woman character appeared a few times in The Best Offer, reciting some numbers. During her final appearance, the numbers and their meaning were obvious. During a previous scene, she probably ...
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3answers
339 views

Was Tony the Boss of the family in the Sopranos pilot?

I just watched the pilot of the Sopranos. In the pilot there is no mention of Jackie Aprile who is the boss of the family. There is also a scene where Junior Soprano snaps at Tony "You may run North ...
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1answer
73 views

Phillip Marlowe: How many films?

I recently attended a 24 Hour Film-Noir-A-Thon, which was brilliant (if not a little exhausting), and talking to some of the other patrons they were discussing the lack of Philip Marlowe movies, him ...
11
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2answers
207 views

Why “Terminator Salvation” and not “Terminator: Salvation”?

After the success of The Terminator, most of the titles of the franchise have followed the "Terminator: subtitle" template. Examples include: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Terminator 3: Rise of the ...
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1answer
243 views

How did Skynet know about Kyle Reese?

In Terminator Salvation, Skynet casts Kyle Reese and John Connor as its two most wanted humans. How did it know about Kyle Reese's existence? John Connor's story as something of a messiah appears to ...
6
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1answer
225 views

What was Skynet doing with the humans in San Francisco?

In Terminator Salvation, we see Skynet capturing humans and herding them in its main facility in San Francisco. What was the purpose of this exercise? Was it trying to locate Kyle Reese? Or was it ...
6
votes
1answer
658 views

Why did Jules have to give Ringo $1,500?

In one of the more famous Pulp Fiction scenes, Jules and Vincent are eating at a diner when Ringo and Honey Bunny decide to rob it. Their attempt doesn't go well. At one point, Jules tells Ringo to ...
6
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1answer
666 views

What does the title “Prisoners” mean?

While the title of the movie Prisoners could obviously refer to all the different protagonists who have literally been imprisoned or held captive at one point or another (the girls by Mrs. Jones, Alex ...
7
votes
1answer
479 views

What was Walt doing between leaving Grey Matter and becoming a school teacher?

There is a flashback scene in Breaking Bad in which young Walt and Skyler are buying their house. Walt sounds very optimistic about his career opportunities, suggesting that they should not buy a ...
4
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1answer
179 views

Why choose 'Black Orpheus' (Orfeu Negro)?

Arcade Fire recently released (through their official YouTube account here) a video containing their entire new album, Reflektor, played over the film Black Orpheus. What do the two have to do with ...

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