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Did Mary really attend the French class?

In The Caller, Mary attends a French class and she sits there with all the other children and is taught my a teacher (John). But later it is revealed that John died when he was a child and the ...
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395 views

Movie about a kid with a terrible illness (with many phases of body function losses)

I've been looking for this movie about a boy who gets a rare illness. This illness starts when the boy is between 5-9 years old and is based on a real person's story. The illness has many symptoms ...
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Adjusted Worldwide Box Office

Whenever I read a list of the top box office of all time adjusted for inflation, it's always just domestic. I understand you've got different currencies and what not. But, it isn't impossible to ...
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What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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Security of Former President of USA in “Welcome to Mooseport”?

How come the Former President of USA has a lot of security with him all the time? Afterall, he is only the former president and not the current president.
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2k views

What is CBFC 'S' certification?

What is CBFC 'S' certification? Is there any S certified movies? if there , can someone list them?
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642 views

Numb3rs character John Buckley mentions game season 6 episode 9

On season 6 episode 9 John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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316 views

Age difference between Bridget and Kerry?

In "8 Simple Rules", what is the age difference between Bridget and Kerry? I have watched the complete 3 seasons of the show and got no clue.
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Why did the hero take the long way around for her kill?

In the very last scene, our vengeful hero could have easily walked to the Antonio Banderas character, but instead climbs the house before climbing down to a surprised face. Does that make sense, or is ...
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Why was the FBI involved in the international events of The Jackal?

FBI only has jurisdiction on US property and soil (domestically, embassies internationally). In the movie The Jackal, what was the FBI's involvement with the Russian murder investigation at the ...
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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space

I'm trying to remember what movie this was. The bad guys, like 2 or 3, were trapped in a 2 dimensional plane that flew out into space. Family guy did a short parody once I think. I asked a few people ...
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What has the greatest chance of being in Marcellus Wallace's briefcase in Pulp Fiction

In Pulp Fiction, there is a briefcase who's content is kept very secret. What item gathers the most evidence for being in the briefcase?
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How did Mr. Monk manage to become a police officer?

I think the pilot implied that Trudy's murder triggered Monk's obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), which let to him having to leave the police force. But the episode Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man ...
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170 views

Is there are list/table what camera filters cause what perception of a movie by the audience?

I remember the movie Traffic which uses a lot of different filters. How do these filters typically change perception of a scene or whole movie (I've seen whole movies overlayed with yellow filter). It ...
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How much in Taken 2 was actually filmed in Istanbul?

In Taken 2, the characters end up in Istanbul. In the film we end up seeing quite a bit of a market and surrounding buildings. Were any of the scenes actually filmed in Istanbul? If so, which ones? ...
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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378 views

Movie about a serial killer who drowns his victims

I have seen this movie on HBO, between 10- 12 years ago. At that time I was not a Hollywood movie buff but I really liked the story. This was a suspense movie and am guessing it must have been made in ...
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592 views

Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...
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322 views

What happened to Abe in Looper?

Towards the end of Looper, "old Joe" is captured by the young guy and brought back to the mob's HQ in the strip club. Joe escapes by first kicking Abe in the crotch then shooting the young guy and ...
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1answer
355 views

First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?

I was wondering what the first movie (made in USA) was where a character speaking Russian was played by an actor for whom Russian was a fluent (though not necessarily first) language, spoken with no ...
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618 views

How does one hire “The A-Team”

[Source] The A-Team intro says: ... If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... the A-Team. The A-Team is on the run from the military ...
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120 views

Was Monk's mother also OCD?

In Mr. Monk and the Three Pies we meet Adrian's brother Ambrose. When Captain Stottlemeyer comes to Ambrose's house Ambrose gives him a cup of coffee with a number 6 on the mug. Adrian explains that ...
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136 views

Filming Location: Fox Hills Crematory in Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Anyone know where the Fox Hills Crematory in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "DEAD" (S2:E1) was filmed? It looks an awful lot like the carriage house of the Bartow-Pell Mansion/Museum in ...
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1answer
306 views

What do they all do? (AGT executive producers)

I was watching America's Got Talent last night, and during the opening credits was struck by the number of executive producers listed. It seems to grow longer each year. They are (from the official ...
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3answers
284 views

Why does Jerry Seinfeld not change his character's name

In the series Seinfeld, why does Jerry not change his character's name?
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240 views

Why does Buster not join in the family chicken dance?

Throughout the series Arrested Development, the various adult members of Michael's family all perform variations of the chicken dance to annoy Michael. At one point in Season 3, Michael himself does a ...
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1answer
537 views

Zoom actor in while background out? How is this effect called and made?

I don't have a youtube link (I think "The shining" has such a scene), but you all probably know this effect, the actor is zoomed in by the camera while the background zoomed out, probably by zoom in ...
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1answer
171 views

Asian Movie involving a scene with a murderer and a child coming face to face on the side of a road

I never saw the movie but I was watching a show recently that was reviewing some Asian movies. All I can remember is that there was a scene where the Antagonist comes face to face with another ...
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223 views

Why did they allow Anna onto the helicopter?

At the end of Predator we see Anna is on the American helicopter when Dutch gets there. Why did they allow her on? As far as they were concerned, she was a random stranger at best and a guerilla ...
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420 views

Why was the “Green” removed from “Green Arrow”?

Why was the new TV version of Green Arrow, simply called Arrow? Have the studios given any reasoning behind that decision?
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618 views

Is the Frankenstein franchise antisemitic?

At a glance Frankenstein seems quite anti-semitic: The name "Frankenstein" is a very Jewish name. The creator is Dr - a common Jewish profession. The townsfolk (symbolised by pitchfork {ei. farmers ...
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266 views

Film set in two universes

I've been searching for the title of a certain film for quite a while now with no success, so I come here in case any of the stuff I remember rings a bell to someone. So, I remember that this film is ...
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1answer
7k views

What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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716 views

Why is “8 Simple Rules” named so?

Why is the TV show, "8 Simple Rules" named so? I have watched the whole first season and there is no mention of any "Rule(s)" at all.
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567 views

Thriller about a group of kidnappers wearing Santa Claus masks and taking a group of kidnapees into a cave?

Thriller about a group of kidnappers wearing Santa Claus masks and taking a group of kidnapees into a cave ? It could be from the early nineties or thereabouts. I remember very little from this movie. ...
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196 views

Eighties movie featuring a destruction derby-scene, with a Darth Vader “doll” on roof of car (?)

Has anyone seen a movie featuring a scene with a destruction derby and a car with a life size Darth Vader doll on the roof? I may be mistaken, but I am wondering if there's a scene with an airplane ...
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1answer
154 views

How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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1answer
2k views

How did Starbuck come back?

Spoilers for season 3 & 4 of Battlestar Galactica: I know that there may not be a "Correct" answer to this question, but - If she was really dead then was the new Starbuck an astral projection ...
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What is Hawkeye's super power?

In the movie Avengers, Hawkeye seems like a filler character. He isn't in any of the previous movies, and there's no story about him at all. Does he just have super vision? Does he have a back story ...
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Why does John Casey from Chuck have such admiration for President Ronald Reagan?

I'm not an American so someone from the US may be able to explain. Why does John Casey admire and keep photos of ex-President Ronald Reagan, I mean why that specific president, and not any other ...
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Did any character in “A Scanner Darkly” resemble Philip K. Dick himself?

The ends of the book and movie versions of "A Scanner Darkly" list people author Philip K. Dick knew who suffered illnesses due to long-term drug use, and Dick himself is on the list. Indeed, as wiki ...
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518 views

Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that place being limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a ...
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435 views

Did Leon see no other way out?

In the penultimate scene of Léon: The Professional, Leon uses the line You have given me a taste for life to Mathilda, convincing her to escape through the ventilation system to meet up with him at ...
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428 views

What was the purpose of showing Private White sitting in full uniform?

Watching Band of Brothers and in the first show, they're all getting ready to run Currahee, and everyone has changed except for Private White, whose still in his uniform. What was the purpose of that ...
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158 views

What service do the boys provide at the out houses?

This may be a cultural thing more than movie explanation but since the movie is about the experiences of a slum dog kid growing up I think it fits. What were they supposed to be doing that would ...
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1answer
642 views

What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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How did Jason Bourne know the location of the only other living Treadstone assassin?

I don't remember a hint on the movie how Jason Bourne found the home of Jarda, the only other living Treadstone assassin. Is it mentioned somewhere or are we just supposed to assume that Bourne simply ...
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What is the point of the masturbation scene in Donnie Darko?

While reading this question What was Frank? it reminded me of one scene in Donnie Darko that I especially don't get how it ties into the story or why it's even there. He is under hypnosis with his ...
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427 views

Why is Mal sabotaging all/only professional dreams of Cobb?

Maybe I overlooked something, but Mal is trying to sabotage (killing his teammates) all dreams of Cobb concerned with his work (theft of information in dreams, inception of ideas). But during the ...
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In Mad Men, is the firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Price (or its earlier iteration, Sterling Cooper) based on a real advertising agency?

As Executive Producer Matthew Weiner asserts in this article, the character of Don Draper is based on the "creative head" of advertising agency Leo Burnett in the 1960s, Draper Daniels. What about ...

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