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Why did Lisa Edelstein not return for the final season of House?

With the ending of House, a lot of cast members returned to their roles in order to give some sort of closure either to their story or even just as more character development to House. However, the ...
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1answer
275 views

Movie where two couples are stuck inside because of an airborne disease?

I remember seeing a trailer for a movie where one couple visits another and the two are stuck together in the house because of an airborne disease outside. Other people come along and knock on the ...
2
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1answer
136 views

Why did Werner Herzog play Zec?

While watching Jack Reacher I realized that Werner Herzog was playing the role of Zec. But why would such a famous arthouse director (whom I remember of not being particularly fond of classic ...
2
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2answers
226 views

How is Eduardo unaware of the progress on Face Mash?

In the movie 'The Social Network', in the scene after Fashmash has been created but the algorithm has not yet been coded, where Eduardo Saverin gets back to the dorm and talks to Mark about how he and ...
6
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338 views

Is the Tribute selection in The Hunger Games rigged?

When the tributes are selected at the start of the film is the selection process rigged? It's implied during the film that the selection process is random, but there are a few indicators that it might ...
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1answer
676 views

Is there any common/regular business model for film production companies?

I noticed that there're more than 500 movies released every year in US. But very few of them can be really successful. How do those worse ones make money? What is their business model?
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6answers
8k views

To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?

Some movies feature child characters put in violent situations. This can range from crude language to extreme horror (e.g. torture, gore, etc.). As an example, Child's Play and its sequel has plenty ...
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1answer
105 views

Election (1999) vote count

In the movie Election, when McAllister secretly disposes two of Tracy's votes to reduce her vote count by 2, won't it also alter the vote counts for the Vice President? Since for both president and ...
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0answers
165 views

TV movie about a couple whose son dies young [closed]

When I was younger, back in the late 1960's or early 70's, there was a made for TV movie about a couple whose son dies young, around age 4 or 5. At the end of the story they are comforted by a vision ...
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1answer
345 views

Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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1answer
586 views

Why does Leon remain in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”?

I was re-watching "Curb your enthusiasm" 6 (end) & 7(beginning). In end of season 6, Loretta and Larry David are dating (the precise exact season isn't the issue; apologize if i have this ...
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1answer
4k views

What is the message of the movie Spring Breakers?

Taking into account the ending of Spring Breakers, what is the larger message that the viewer is supposed to take away from the movie? Is there one?
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2answers
145 views

Was Hitchcock fascinated by the nascent field of brain science while filming “The Lady Vanishes”?

In "The Lady Vanishes" (1938), the character of Dr. Hartz is a mysterious Continental brain surgeon, who is cunningly in charge of the ruse that takes place in the movie. Karl Lashley was a ...
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1answer
3k views

What is the game the kids of Lenny are playing in the TV in the movie Grown Ups?

In Grown ups what is the game the kids of Lenny are playing on the TV?
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1answer
102 views

How exactly is the movie a comedy?

Considering that both Wikipedia and IMDb have classified Spring Breakers as a comedy-drama, I'd like to know what exactly are the comic elements of the movie? The Britney Spears references? James ...
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1answer
199 views

Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
2
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0answers
231 views

Were the direct references to Die Hard and Under Siege made on purpose?

While Olympus Has Fallen was in its main theme and overall plot quite similar to many action movies of that kind, there were two particular scenes that I understood as direct references to two genre ...
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1answer
420 views

Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
2
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1answer
575 views

Hunters who hunt people through a forest

The movie starts in a forest when a few friends meet in the cottage. Next day after a party, a group of them force a guy (or guys) to run through the middle some forest (probably Alaska) and the ...
1
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1answer
212 views

Significance of Sam Roger's dog references?

In 2011's Margin Call, what is the significance of the recurring references to Sam Roger's (Kevin Spacey) dog? Edit (fleshing out question): Does he have the dog put down? He does mention that it is ...
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2answers
6k views

Does “Central Perk” cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
5
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1answer
2k views

Who are the Five kings in GOT-War of Five Kings?

I just finish watching season three of Game of Thrones. In this season many character seen referring ongoing war as war of five kings. I haven't read any books just watched TV series. As per series ...
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1answer
229 views

What are the artistic reasons to shoot “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in a higher frame rate?

What are the artistic reasons to shoot "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a higher frame rate? It gives me the impress I am watching an old show.
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2answers
211 views

Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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1answer
1k views

Why didn't they change the intro in House MD from season 4 to reflect the new doctors?

From Season 4, House has three new doctors as part of his team and the previous three just appear off an on. Why didn't the show's creators update the intro to show the new team? It always shows ...
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3answers
10k views

Why did Michael Richards refuse to portray himself?

In the 1999 film "Man on the Moon" starring Jim Carrey as the infamous comic Andy Kaufman, the movie takes great pains to recreate specific points in Kaufman's life. In a somewhat unorthodox fashion, ...
4
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1answer
3k views

Who is Mr Escher?

In the final episode of Season 1, Agent Gardiner is introduced and is very suspicious of Kiera, and begins performing a variety of background checks on her. Just before the major explosion near the ...
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4answers
1k views

Why does Neo's cubicle not look like the workplace of a programmer?

The Matrix is not a movie with an overdose of realism. But parts of it take place in the normal "real" world. We see Neo at work in his software company in his cubicle before the Agents come to his ...
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1answer
3k views

Infection timelines of John Carpenter's The Thing?

The paranoia and uncertainty in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) is so well constructed that there is still no consensus on who gets infected, or even when some people do. The thing I really like ...
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2answers
165 views

If Liber8 can hack Keira, why doesn't Keira or Alec hack them back?

Of the people who were sent to the past, three to date have been shown as having CMR implants. These three are; Keira Cameron, the CPS agent protagonist, Elena, the CPS agent that was sent back to ...
2
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1answer
248 views

Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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1answer
184 views

What poster is this?

From one of the last scenes in Scary Movie 2, where Cindy is on the phone with her dad. She is in a room with the bird and you can see 3 posters on the wall, one in the middle is for 2 pac. I want to ...
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4answers
2k views

What is Kevin from?

In Cabin in the Woods there is a board with a list of monsters on it. between Deadites and Mummy in the lower left there is Kevin. I am Kevin. I would like to know what monster reference this is ...
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1answer
446 views

Cultural Basis of Asian Ghost Lady

In a lot of Asian horror movies (particularly Japanese ones) a common motif is the ghost lady in white, with long black hair covering her face. The wide spread use of this image has led me to wonder ...
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1answer
247 views

What's the name of the TV series with an Army guy who can control electronic devices signals with his mind?

I was wandering about the name of the series where a guy in the Army controls Electronic devices signals with his brain (sort of like talking to them). It was so cool, like he can tell a mobile phone ...
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2answers
149 views

What movie is being mocked?

In Scary Movie 2, there is a scene where Cindy is on top of the professor in a Red dress. They hear a noise and Cindy says, "She suspects something". Professor says, "Who" and Cindy replies, "Your ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there any relation between Johann Schmidt and Klaus Schmidt?

Klaus Schmidt is the main villain in the film X-Men: First Class and Johann Schmidt is the main villain in the film Captain America: The First Avenger. They are both seen to be Nazis during World War ...
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1answer
13k views

Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
2
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1answer
230 views

When does “Serenity” take place during the timeline?

The timeline page on wikia for Firefly seems to indicate that Serenity takes place sometime after the TV series, but having watched the TV series and the movie, this doesn't make sense. Serenity (the ...
5
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1answer
233 views

How did John McClane escape his bonds?

I may have missed how this happened, but in the scene with John and Jack captured in the ballroom, we see Jack take his knife and cut through his wrist ties, but I have no idea how John got free. Can ...
0
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1answer
497 views

Does anyone know of a movie similar to Meet Joe Black? [duplicate]

I have searched online and found little or no joy with the recommendations of similar movies to the plot/storyline of Meet Joe Black. I love the concept of Meet Joe Black, 'Death' coming to live among ...
2
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1answer
195 views

Identify this crime drama with strong female lead

I have been Googling for a good 20-30 minutes and cannot find it. The show is set in Appalachia (West Virginia?) and features a crime family with a 50+ year old female as the head of the family. A ...
2
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1answer
207 views

Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...
4
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2answers
257 views

Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?
4
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1answer
322 views

Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
3
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1answer
190 views

Movie where bookworm is last surviving human, then eyeglasses break

It was a black-and-white film where a guy survives by hiding in a vault in a bank. When he comes out everything is in ruins, but some of the books from the library are not. He says, "Hello? W-Where is ...
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1answer
3k views

Ending of The Place Beyond the Pines

In the Ending of The Place Beyond the Pines, did the kid run away from home because of he assaulted and kidnapped Avery or did he run away because he felt a connection with his father and the image of ...
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3answers
670 views

Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?

I noticed that older movies with a 7 - 7.5 rating are really good, while 2012 movies with that rating are quite bad, and they would most likely be rated 4 - 5.5 in 2004 for example :) Also newer ...
4
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1answer
219 views

Movie where man and woman compete who has more scars

It was a movie with man and woman, both in police or some other profession which involved danger. And there was a tension between those two. There was some scene where they were in the room, trying to ...
2
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1answer
1k views

90S (?) movie, blonde actress, seedy big city, drugs, porn, mind control, strippers, and a eunuch

I barely remember seeing this movie, it has such weird things happening, but it was sometime in the 90s. There was a gorgeous blonde, thought it was Kim Basinger, but apparently not, according to ...

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