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Why the empty briefcase?

In the sci-fi film, Lockout, can someone please explain the empty briefcase, the lighter with the chip inside of it? Why was Snow still arrested even though he was told he would be let go after ...
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116 views

Why does Sinestro have The Guardians create a ring of fear?

In the movie Green Lantern, if fear is the very thing that turned the original Guardian into Parallax, and it cannot be conquered (The Guardians themselves say so)... why then does Sinestro decide to ...
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Will The Hobbit be released to video with the High Frame Rate?

Will there be any version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that you can watch at home at 48 or 50 frames or fields per second? It would be easy to do. When a standard 24 FPS movie is converted ...
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1k views

Why is American Pie called American Pie?

I always wondered why a sexual comedy film would be called American Pie. I mean what is the significance of "Pie" in the title?
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What is the significance of a man sitting on the train engine in the last scene of “Live and Let Die”?

In "Live and Let Die", after Bond throws Tee Hee Johnson from the train window at the very end of the movie, and returns to Solitair, we see an image of smiling Baron Samedi sitting on the train ...
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405 views

80's movie that involved cyborgs and grappling hooks

I am trying to recall the name of a movie (80's I think) that involved cyborgs/robots and grappling hooks? All I can remember is a good cyborg helping people and a bad cyborg. It is not The ...
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110 views

What's the purpose of the plastic curtains in Captain Robau's shuttle?

In the opening of the movie, Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) pilots a shuttle to the Romulan mining craft. The shuttle he piloted has a set of plastic curtains between the pilot and the rest of the crew ...
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180 views

How does the Red Matter singularity work?

The Red Matter is used to create a singularity. Does this singularity crush everything that enters it or just act as a wormhole and transport everything to a different point in time and space? When ...
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82 views

Was Jack Regan corrupt in The Sweeney?

Near the beginning of The Sweeney (2012), Jack Regan, the head of the flying squad, is seen to meet surreptitiously with an underground contact to whom he seems to sell silver ingots stolen from a ...
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238 views

A man marries and meets his two aunts, who have killed 12 men and buried them in the cellar

The plot is: A man who has many objections against marriage, gets married, and after that goes to his aunts house. There they meet. But his aunts have killed 12 men and have buried them all in the ...
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876 views

Why did Yashida fake his own death?

In The Wolverine (2013), the aging Yashida wishes to make contact with Logan so that he can try to persuade the mutant to voluntarily relinquish his healing powers to Yashida or, if Logan refuses, to ...
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2answers
413 views

How would the WOPR super computer (“Joshua”) in War Games compare with modern computers?

Is there any documentation of the specs (processor speed, memory, etc...) for the WOPR super computer in the 1983 film War Games? I was watching the movie tonight and I was curious as to how "Joshua" ...
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2k views

Why don't they try digging in Under the Dome?

In The TV Series Under the Dome, Military used MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) to remove the dome problem but why not they try digging into the ground? I mean military can use non electronic method to try ...
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Where did the cantina and fishing boats come from?

In Crystal Fairy, the group finds a secluded spot to cook their cactus. All the shots during their arrival paint the area as being completely deserted and private. However, the next day we see that ...
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2k views

Eating and toilet taboos are reversed

Can anyone identify a (possibly French) film where the cultural taboos about going to the toilet and eating (not at the same time!) are reversed? I remember seeing a scene with someone knocking on a ...
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199 views

Female writer meets a man, who's actually dead, in a lighthouse

I remember a film about a Female writer. Something bad happens to her and she moves, with the help of her friend, to a remote place near a beach and a Lighthouse. Story progress and she starts writing ...
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379 views

The Morning Report song in The Lion King

I was a child of Disney and we had a VHS copy of the Lion King. I watched it many many times but never saw a song called "The Morning Report" with Rowan Atkinson singing as Zazu but it appears on ...
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303 views

TV series in which the lead was a female spy or ex-military

I saw an episode or two from a TV series in which the lead, a female spy/ex-military, was recuperating at a childhood home in the Scottish highlands. It was a couple of years ago, but looked like it ...
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171 views

What happened to the other demons?

In The Conjuring we only get to see what happens to Bathsheba, but what happened to the other demons in the film? Are they harmless and still roaming in the house?
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372 views

Cartoon about computer programs fighting computer viruses

I am looking for the name of a cartoon that was made in the late 80's or early 90's. The premise was a group of sentient computer programs who were fighting computer viruses. It might have been ...
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593 views

Did the “Last Emperor” really find a live pet cricket when he returned to his throne in the Forbidden City?

In the 1987 film The Last Emperor, Pu Yi is removed from power and taken away from the Forbidden City. As a child, he had a pet cricket that he kept in a tiny cage in a secret compartment in his ...
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1answer
357 views

Black rocks that kill people

I watched a Black & White movie on TV. It looked like it could be from 60's. There were some black rock killing people. I only remember one or two scenes. One where a scientist is running some ...
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1answer
380 views

Female protagonist in a futuristic army vs. rebels film

I saw this movie in 1999 or 2000 on TV (when they wouldn't even display names during the movie). It was a futuristic Govt + Army against rebels kind of a movie with a female central character. I ...
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4k views

Can someone explain what 'Franklyn' is about?

I just watched the movie Franklyn and most of the time I had no idea what was going on and how the subplots fit together. Can someone explain what the meaning of the two worlds is and what the purpose ...
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331 views

Searching for TV series consisting of Police trio team

I am looking for a police drama series starring a trio team consisting of two men and one woman. They deal with normal day to day police work and encounter thugs, drug dealers, murderers and other ...
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1answer
183 views

In Night Watch what is the gloom?

I've just been watching Night Watch, there were many things which confused me but foremost - what is the Gloom? It appears to make people invisible? But you can't stay in it too long?
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70 views

Mad ex-movie-maker who makes his own movie monsters alive

I remember a TV series about a famous movie maker who got mad and in each episode he make a monster alive from his own old movie. There's a gang, like Scooby Doo gang, with two girls and two boys that ...
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150 views

Man pressing his face against the outside of a moving car's window

Sorry but all I can remember is a black and white film, a guy is driving at speed late at night on a freeway somewhere; suddenly we see that outside the passenger window a man is pressing his face ...
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347 views

Why no repercussions of assassinating the Secretary?

While extracting Ethan Hunt, unidentified assailants rain bullets on the car in which Ethan, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and the Secretary (IMF) are traveling. One of the bullets hits the Secretary ...
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1answer
437 views

Movie where two or three men playing with a dead body

I'm looking for a comedy movie where two(or three??) men using the dead body of a man, possibly their boss to hide the fact that he's dead and trying to find out how he is dead? From what I recall, ...
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1answer
229 views

What is the age difference between Frasier and Niles?

Frasier is 40 when the show begins, and 51 when it ends. Niles is his younger brother. Frasier is depicted as being old enough to say "I don't like him" at Niles' birth, and both are clearly ...
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2answers
367 views

Why did the time machine work different for J?

Towards the end of the film, J decides to use the time machine to gain an advantage over Boris. However, unlike before, when he time jumps he comes back into his body that was in 1969 before he made ...
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3answers
19k views

Did Stan Lee make a cameo in The Wolverine?

I just got back from watching The Wolverine, and I was too caught up in the story/battle sequences to notice if Stan Lee made an appearance. Did anyone notice him whilst watching the movie? If so, ...
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2k views

Early 1970s comedy skit with a big-eyed, big-nosed character talking

I saw a movie in the early 1970's that was an x-rated comedy. The movie was comprised of dirty skits. One was a scene of a big eyed, big nosed character talking. As the camera pulled back you realized ...
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1answer
162 views

Anthropomorphic rats living in an apocalyptic wasteland

Trying to gather information on a dark animated film that I saw several years ago. It was much in the style of a Bakshi/Bluth film. It included several anthropomorphic rats who lived in some sort of ...
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1answer
242 views

What happened to the writing staff on Frasier in the last few seasons?

I've heard vague comments to the effect that the writing staff of Frasier got shaken up considerably during the last few seasons. Specifically, I heard that many of the writers of seasons 1-7 left, ...
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3answers
673 views

Why not use drones to repair attack drones in Oblivion?

(Trying to avoid spoilers with my wording) It seems like a lot of work to have humans repair the drones in Oblivion. If the TET is advanced enough to make intelligent drones, why not some sort of ...
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1answer
804 views

Stop-motion animation about a conductor with a large moustache

I don't have a whole lot to go on here, but I am trying to identify a very old children's VHS. I would have seen the VHS in the very early 90's, but I believe the actual short films were from the 50's ...
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1answer
726 views

Man pays woman's fare on a bus and falls in love

I once saw a movie about a man who pays the fare of a woman on a bus. From there he falls in love with the girl. They then become friends, and indulge in many acts of sexual fetish in their ...
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1answer
551 views

A girl lost in a strange animated city

From what I recall, a girl who is about twenty years old finds herself in a strange and gloomy stop-frame animated city. A very distinct scene, which should identify the film, involves the girl ...
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1answer
195 views

Who was the guy always talking to Cole and why did he use to call him “Bob”?

Throughout the movie, we see a man has been talking to James Cole with a mysterious voice, Cole asked him about his identity, but he denied to express it. Once Cole doubted a beggar in 1996 to be ...
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1answer
420 views

Is a blood analyst's salary enough to pay rent for two houses and other expenses in Miami?

In Dexter, Season 4, Dexter keeps two houses, one of his old one for secret works and one for Rita and his children. Similarly in Season 5, He returns to his old house but still keep's Rita's house ...
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1answer
458 views

European raunchy movie, two guys hitchhiking or camping meet woman

This movie can't be more than 2-3 years old, maybe last year. It's foreign (to USA): I believe either German or Austrian, but can't be sure. Definitely European. In the trailer, two young guys are ...
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1answer
112 views

Sound inconsistency in Finding Nemo

When Nemo does his 2nd attempt at blocking the fish tank cleaning fan, there is a sound inconsistency. You would need to know that he can only get out by jamming the fan with a pebble, after which it ...
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123 views

Group of black soldiers who are refused service in an ice-cream parlour [closed]

It's about a group of black soldiers in WW-II who are refused service in an ice cream parlor near their camp. They come back with guns and threaten the owner to get some ice cream. It also something ...
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1answer
800 views

How did they get to Singapore in Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End?

I imagine it's safe to assume Pirates of the Caribbean is based in the Caribbean. Do we assume that when they go to Singapore at the beginning of the film that they sailed all the way down around the ...
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2answers
1k views

Are there any uncredited cameos in The World's End?

Hot Fuzz featured at least two big names in uncredited cameos (Peter Jackson as the guy in the Santa suit who stabbed Nicholas Angel in a flashback sequence, and Cate Blanchett as Angel's ...
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1answer
405 views

Love triangle between Spy, Nazi commander & Resistance Soldier in occupied France

I'm trying to find out what movie I have seen a few years ago. The action takes place in occupied France if I remember correctly. The first part is more like love story between a man and a woman. ...
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1answer
210 views

Sliders episode: City surrounded by huge wave

I'm afraid i cant be very helpful here but when i was much younger i watched an episode of a tv series which i remember being Sliders but cant seem to find any episode of that show with this ...
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1answer
247 views

Disney TV series about a kid who's math teacher lives next door

There was a Disney TV series in the 00's based on school kid whose math teacher (or may be class teacher) lived next door. I do remember there was something to do with baseball.

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