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What's the origin of “Choose life” phrase?

The question can sound banal because everyone would say "Trainspotting", but I am just watching a late-soviet movie from 1987 called "Burglar" and I noticed a man in the crowd with a t-shirt with ...
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Who did Cal Weaver remind Jacob of in Crazy Stupid Love?

In the bar Cal and Jacob meet for the first time in Crazy, Stupid, Love. Cal asks Jacob why he is helping him (Cal), to which Jacob replies Maybe you remind me of someone Who is Jacob referring ...
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817 views

What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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1k views

“What's up doc?” - Is Bugs Bunny impersonating someone?

It turns out that Bugs Bunny was impersonating someone when he ate the carrot. Was he also impersonating a contemporary actor when he asked What's up doc? or is that a Bugs Bunny original?
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373 views

The classic JOHN 3:16 sign

Sometimes in comedies someone in a crowd is holding up a sign that says "JOHN 3:16" Can someone explain me that joke, how it originated and why is used in a lot of movies?
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1k views

What fighting skills does Sherlock have?

I have been watching the British TV show Sherlock and it has got me intrigued about the the character. Sherlock is mostly depicted as an extremely intelligent and sharp individual whose brain ...
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1answer
311 views

Why was Breaking Bad put in 6 seasons (on DVD, in Australia)?

I became a fan of Breaking Bad after it had ended (I detest watching series with a continuity that is ruined by being cancelled). So at that time, I went and ordered the boxed set of all 6 seasons. ...
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Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)

I'm confused by the final scene in the Planet of the Apes film (2001 not the recent Rise film). Leo lands on Earth in his own time to find it run by the Apes. How does this happen? I'm assuming ...
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63 views

What movie has their character argue with a parrot at a drive thru?

There is a scene from one movie (probably from the 90's) that has left an impression on me and family. The male character pulls up at a drive thru and makes his order. The parrot, in the Italian dub ...
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230 views

Comedy TV show in which there is a hair salon/barber shop named “In the Cut”?

The show had mostly Afro-Americans acting in it, and one of the guy's names was something like Delanze or Delance. In the particular episode that I watched, Delanze is going out with 2 girls at ...
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2answers
291 views

Why does Jesse suggest that Beca pushes everyone else away?

In Pitch Perfect, Jesse says to Beca: I don't get where he's making this generalisation from. Yeah, she was a prat to Jesse himself, but I can't think of how else she pushes people away.
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1k views

Who is actually elder between Sherlock and Watson?

I recently started watching Sherlock (TV series) and one thing intrigued me. In the TV show, as evident from the actors playing the roles, Sherlock Holmes appears younger than Dr. Watson. (Benedict ...
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1answer
326 views

How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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2answers
1k views

Of the movies 'Volcano' and 'Dante's Peak', which is more scientifically accurate?

In 1997, two volcano movies were released with big-name actors, Volcano and Dante's Peak. Both movies were fun to watch, but I'm curious, of the two gems of moviemaking, which were more ...
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2answers
950 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 ...
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1answer
1k views

Why was Michael Myers credited as “The Shape” in the first 2 Halloween films?

In the original Halloween (1976), Nick Castle as Michael (in the mask) is credited as The Shape: The other credits; Michael age 6 is the shot at the start of the movie when his parents take off his ...
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1answer
495 views

Anime style show about a female space ship racer

There was a show on Disney channel or Disney XD around 2009. I think it was an anime styled and futuristic. this girl raced what seemed to be space ships and had many friends. I'm not sure if she ...
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1answer
277 views

Person buried up to neck on beach, chainsaw, footprints of invisible creature

Okay, I don't have much information about this movie since I saw it as a kid and I don't remember much. The only thing I can remember is a beach scene towards the end of the movie where this person ...
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1answer
207 views

Movie about a kidnapped Arabian princess

Saw a movie on tv around 1970-75. A princess is given a box for her birthday (by the Black Prince?) which opens when she is asleep and releases a creature who steals her away. She goes to live with ...
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1answer
211 views

Movie about a village of evil witches

Young couple (wife is pregnant) goes to live in a village which turns out to be a coven of witches. Husband is recruited; the coven wants the baby and he helps them try to kill her and take the baby. ...
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1answer
58 views

Movie about a dying man trying to save a Sequoia park

Help me identify old movie about a man, who was dying of a lung disease and he fights to save a sequoia park (I can't remember from what). It is an old movie 80s or before.
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1answer
199 views

What's the name of this movie about an African American doctor?

This is an American movie. I don't think it's very old, maybe 90's at the latest but most likely 2000's. There is an African American who is either an intern or a student, I want to say it's at a ...
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1answer
165 views

Identify movie where woman is charged with murder of boy committing suicide

This is a long-shot, it's been in the back of mind bothering me for a long time... I was at a cinema in the 90's, seeing either Pulp Fiction ('94) or The Net ('95) or something like that, and I ...
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1answer
115 views

Movie featuring a man with red sombrero walking through firing field

I found this question from my Twitter timeline (Korean). I feel like seen this movie but can't remember any detail. No help with Google image search. This tweet link contains a short clip: ...
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2answers
3k views

What did Nam see in the greenhouse?

Towards the end of Snowpiercer, when Nam and Curtis are sitting outside Wilford's gate and Curtis is describing to Nam what went on in the tail section during the early days of the train, Nam replies ...
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1answer
87 views

Time limit for reunion of lovers after death

I am trying to remember the name of a movie. The plot goes something like this: Two lovers die, and they beg God for some more time on Earth together. God agrees to re-incarnate them as different ...
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2answers
1k views

Who is Gabriel referring to when it told Constantine he took a life?

In the building where Gabriel and Constantine spoke, he expressed his dismay that he has not repaid his debt to God to which Gabriel replies, You are going to die young because you smoked 30 ...
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1answer
484 views

What happened to El in season 2 of White Collar?

I have recently started watching White Collar and think it's brilliant, but I noticed for the first half of season 2 that El doesn't seem to be there, all of her interaction with Peter is either in ...
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2answers
193 views

Explanation of the shield repair scene in Sunshine

About 40 minutes into Sunshine (2007), the crew need to fix the shield. I don't understand this scene. According to Wikipedia's description: Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs ...
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1answer
858 views

What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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1answer
104 views

Why was the post jail seminar scene with Jordan shown from the event in Auckland, New Zealand?

Considering this movie was largely in America, why was the post jail seminar scene shown in an event from Auckland, New Zealand? Was this a homage to kiwis or to show how far Jordan Belfort has come, ...
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1answer
282 views

Sandra Bullock plays survivor of murder

It's a movie which stars Sandra Bullock and she plays a woman who has survived from an attack of a man who burried her alive but the police found her alive. I think the man attacked her at a parking ...
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1answer
568 views

What's unusual about the name Ford Prefect?

In The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy an alien from Betelgeuse visits the earth and calls himself "Ford Prefect" I get the impression that this is a joke which has been lost as the story has aged. Is ...
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1answer
264 views

Anime Movie with soldiers, a giant god and violent scenes

I'm looking for a Animated Movie or I saw once on the TV late at night when I was young (We're talking like 10 or 15 years ago). It was set in the middle ages and at first I thought it was a cartoon, ...
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2answers
30k views

What happened to Charles Xavier after X-Men 3?

I remember watching X-Men 3 and seeing Charles Xavier get disintegrated by Phoenix, however the post-credits scene and his appearance on later movies indicate that he actually survived. How is that ...
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1answer
129 views

Apocalyptic style, 2nd coming Christ innuendo, sacrilege

This movie I can't think of I saw in 2005, horror/thriller/drama. It probably was made between 2000 and 2005. It features 3 scary guys, costumed similarly to Hun warriors or Highlander characters. ...
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0answers
114 views

Forrest Gump v.s. Glenn Cunningham - any relation?

I just recently learned the story of Glenn Cunningham from Chicken Soup for the Soul, a book written by Mark Hansen and Jack Canfield. Cunningham's creative-will story moves me to tears. Q: Have ...
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2answers
313 views

3 Masks in The Man in the Iron Mask

In the movie The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) in the scene where the three musketeers want to free Philippe (Leonorado De Caprio), Philippe has one iron mask on (mask 1). They then make another mask ...
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1answer
157 views

Why was Mrs. Columbo unpopular?

The series Mrs. Columbo followed a similar formula as Columbo, but it failed as a series and I can't figure out why. It seems like the same show. Was it her personality? Was it the writing? I have to ...
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1answer
127 views

German made-for-TV movie about terrorists threatening to blow up a nuclear reactor with a fuel-air bomb?

I am trying to find back the reference to an old german TV movie (back from the mid-80s or so) with the following 24-like scenario. Note that these were the times when nuclear reactors (especially ...
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1answer
90 views

Kids/Teen show about a girl chosen by a male celebrity to record a song with him

I'm trying to remember this show, I remember seeing ads for it a few years ago. It is a kids' show, or a teen show, and was probably on Nick, Teen Nick, Disney, etc. It is about a girl who, if I ...
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2answers
492 views

how do they make cats hiss?

I was watching Aliens and noticed that Jones the cat seemed to be genuinely unhappy and hissing during Ripley's dream sequence at Gateway Station. How do animal handlers get cats to hiss?
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0answers
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Is there any scene in “The War of the Roses” saying that Barbara Rose got mental issues?

I have just watched "The War of the Roses" (1989, Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner) and I wondered whether there is any scene in that movie that says that Barbara Rose got mental illness? What ...
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2answers
211 views

What happened to the family photos?

In The Walking Dead season 3 episode 12 "Clear", Carl risks his life to get a picture of his deceased mother from the local watering hole. He describes it as the last surviving picture of Lori, and he ...
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1answer
339 views

What does the barkeeper say to James Bond (possibly in Turkish)?

In the movie Skyfall, the enjoying death scene: What is the barkeeper saying to James Bond at the next morning at the bar when he is handing the money and grabbing the bottle? It sounds to me like ...
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4answers
2k views

What does “The Middle” refer to in the TV show “The Middle”?

What does "The Middle" refer to in the TV show The Middle? I thought it referred to one of the kids being the middle child before I watched it, but that's obviously not correct.
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1answer
155 views

What does the television-esque film style in the episode “I Am Anne Frank, Part II” represent?

In the second season episode of American Horror Story, "I Am Anne Frank, Part II", we're told that Anne Frank is actually Charlotte Brown, delusional and obsessed wife of Jim Brown, a new character to ...
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1answer
151 views

Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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1answer
55 views

Dawson's Creek - Pacey bar fight

What season and episode of Dawson's Creek was it where Pacey locks up the restaurant and a group of guys surround an jump him? It has to do with him sleeping with the wife of one the men.
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1answer
144 views

In Top Gear specials, why do the hosts hang on to the inconvenient gifts?

In the special episodes of Top Gear (and maybe others) the hosts seem to give each other very inconvenient gifts, often ones too large are heavy for their modes of transportation. For example in the ...

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