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Is it possible to tell who is who in each scene?

After reading the answer to this question: Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?, in which Angler was told by the wrong twin which knot resulted in his wife's death. Is it possible to tell ...
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Why are “we fucked” “if Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties”?

In "Die Hard 2" (1990), when John realizes that his newest terrorist friends are trying to rescue Gen. Esperanza, he says: If Esperanza gets to a country with no extradition treaties, we're ...
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How did Dick endanger Holly's children?

In Die Hard 2 Holly and Dick have a heated exchange in the plane and she says something like "Listen, buster. You endangered my children and you didn't do it for anything as noble as the people ..." ...
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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1answer
249 views

What is this snake movie?

I have a faint memory about a movie that I watched 15-20 years ago as a kid. Probably it should be a Hollywood movie. Now I'm looking for that movie for watch again. However I can't remember the name. ...
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1answer
360 views

What was the deal between Haissam Haqqani and Dar Adal?

In S04E11, Dar Adal is seen in the car of Haissam Haqqani in Islamabad. Later in S04E12 (the last one) we learn that there was a deal regarding the videos of Saul during his kidnap by Talibans: ...
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fantasy/adventure character obsessed with birds

I watched a movie, perhaps fifteen years or more ago, that was a fantasy/adventure where the party of adventurers were followed and antagonized by an evil being. One character was obsessed with birds, ...
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Why isn't Woody a valuable item anymore?

In Toy Story 2, Woody is a highly valuable collectible but in Toy Story 3 this isn't true any more. We know Andy has The Internet on his room, so he could have easily checked for his toys' prices but ...
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1answer
160 views

What's the earliest movie with a comedic scene of mistaking a bull for a cow?

As a child I saw an American comedy maybe from the 50s/60s about a woman who loses one man after the other by death. In one scene a soon-to-be-dead husband is trying to milk what he mistakes for a cow ...
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146 views

How does Cooper join the expedition for the first time? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, Cooper is able to communicate with his daughter once he enters the Black hole and he is revealed to be the ghost sending messages. This seems to be a paradoxical situation as he ...
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243 views

What are the powers of Sauron's ring?

Sauron seems to be able to build armies and enslave races just fine without his ring. Are there any mentions in the Lord of the Rings movies or books as to what the powers of the ring actually are?
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1answer
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Why is Zook on the photo with Cynthia

In 22 Jump Street, Zook is caught with his tatoo on a picture with Cynthia. Since we know that Zook is not the dealer and neither is Cynthia, why is he on the photo with Cynthia?
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1answer
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House of Lies freeze frame effect - how is it done?

In watching House of Lies two notable things for me are the parts where Don Cheadle's character breaks the fourth wall (a la Spacey in the similarly named House of Cards) and the freeze frame effect. ...
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1answer
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Grisly war movie following two soldiers after the main conflict on patrol

I'm looking to identify what I remember was a fairly grisly war movie, at least 10-15 years old. Perhaps it was a WW2 flick but it certainly was not a modern conflict. There are four scenes I remember ...
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765 views

Movie in which a crime lord executes hencemen in his office

I've had these particular scenes in my head for years but I'm curious as to what movie they came from, I must have seen it at least 15 years ago. If a henchman messed up in someway he would be ...
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0answers
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How can I find out about a movie's distribution?

How can I find out about a movie's distribution? In other words, why a particular movie is "limited" release or why one chain is carrying a movie and another is not. For example, Foxcatcher seems to ...
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2answers
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Why was Foxcatcher rated R?

After watching the movie Foxcatcher, I was very surprised to learn that the movie was rated R, especially considering that there was virtually no sexual content or profanity in the movie at all. The ...
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2answers
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Detective Movie Style

Which movie started the tradition of black-and-white movies with a first person narrative of a cool, suave private detective that investigates on behalf of a client. (generally wears a fedora and a ...
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2answers
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Why don't they cover themselves in zombie guts more often?

It was shown in season 1 by Rick and Glenn, and in season 3 by Michonne, that covering yourself in zombie guts is a pretty effective way of avoiding walkers. Sure it wasn't foolproof, but it was still ...
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1answer
84 views

Did Scott Adsit give Jason Statham the finger in the Italian Job? [closed]

In the Italian Job, after Scott Adsit fails to notice the green light he gestures at Jason Statham as he drives off. I've got a bet going about whether the gesture in question was the finger or just a ...
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1answer
519 views

What was Cynthia's (the dead girl) role in the drug operations in 22 Jump Street?

In the movie 22 Jump Street, Jencko & Smidth go again as undercover cops at a college where a girl named Cynthia has died. Early on, they have a photo of Cynthia & the drug dealer. Later on ...
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2answers
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Ending of babadook

In the last scene of The Babadook when Amelia takes worms downstairs to the babadook: Why is it there? Is it by choice or is it a captive? How did telling it not to harm her son drive it off? Why ...
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Why did Corder leak information in “The Final Cut”?

In the original House of Cards series, Corder leaks a tape and documents to Makepeace. I don't see the reason for doing so. Killing Urquhart sort of made sense, but why leak the negative information ...
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2answers
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Movie about a toy factory and war toys?

I'm looking for a movie about a toy factory. From what I remember, it was about competing sides making toys - one side made violent war toys and the others made nice friendly ones. The makers of the ...
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4answers
1k views

Ending of Donnie Darko

I never understood the movie Donnie Darko. In order not to keep the question vague, what happens in the end?
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3answers
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Is it historically true that Ip Man beat a Japanese General in a martial-art match?

In the film Ip Man (2008), Ip Man fights Japanese Army general Miura in a martial arts match and beats him. Is that incident historically true? If not, what was the real incident?
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1answer
183 views

Trainee hitman attempts to kill a woman as a test target but misses

There is a trainee hitman with a mentor who tries to teach him the profession. As a final test the trainee is asked to kill a randomly selected person, a young single woman working at the library. He ...
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1answer
1k views

What 1980's movie was the first to have an official montage?

We all know that many of the 1980's movies were famous for their montages with cheesy music going on in the background and random clips of the main characters doing things (cleaning up, playing games, ...
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1answer
615 views

What's the name of the sheep who's eating stuff backstage?

I can't find a screencap of this character just yet, as the movie was released only very recently. But every now and then in scenes set backstage at the Muppet Theatre, there's a sheep chowing down on ...
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1answer
1k views

Was the ending to Limitless reshot?

I love the 2011 movie Limitless. In the last scene, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro talk about Bradley becoming president and how Bradley has made his intelligence permanent. Does anyone know ...
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3answers
2k views

Who wrote Phoebe's songs?

Phoebe's character has many songs she performs throughout the series. Was there a single person dedicated to writing songs for the character to perform? Was Lisa Kudrow improvising? Who wrote the ...
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1answer
210 views

Why is The Punisher's “declaration of intent” missing from the German version?

There's a particular dialogue during the underrated (pun intended) Thomas Jane classic The Punisher where Frank Castle explains his intentions as spoken from the off (in a supposed farewell letter, I ...
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1answer
149 views

I'm looking for a movie (futuristic from the '90s I think)

I remember the first scene from the movie. There was this blonde girl walking around with a "beast", some sort of animal she used as a horse. Both of them were wearing glasses or masks, because there ...
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3answers
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Man with painting that shows his evil/corruption, while he remains handsome

This movie is about a man who lets evil get the better of him. He goes and does bad stuff. He cheats on hes wife with other women and he has a painting of him self and every time he does bad stuff ...
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2answers
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Why does Robert Angier not use a double for “The Real Transported Man”?

Why does Robert Angier choose to die everyday instead of using the machine just once to create his clone? Here are some reasons that I don't think justify his act. Ego issues: It didn't work well ...
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1answer
108 views

Why couldn't the guardians leave the infinity stone with the collector?

I've done a little research regarding the collector, and he's supposedly one of the most powerful beings in the marvel comics universe. If that's the case, wouldn't the orb have been safe with him? ...
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1answer
116 views

How are the Gummi Bears related to each other

I recently rewatched Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. The general opinion is that they are not related to each other. There is no father/mother/daughter/son scheme. Only Sunni and Cubbi are ...
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1answer
88 views

Actor who played deposition lawyer on The West Wing

Depositions seem to happen at least once per season on The West Wing, and the lawyer conducting the deposition is almost always the same character. This clip is an example. What's the name of the ...
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1answer
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When is it established that Laurie Strode is Michael Myers' sister?

So far as I can tell, in the original 1978 film, Laurie Strode is chased by Michael for no apparent reason aside from "that's what he does." Yet in all wiki sources I can find, it's clearly ...
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3answers
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Why isn't the term “Zombie” used?

Since The Walking Dead started, we've heard names like Walkers, Bitters, Dead Heads and some others I don't recall, when referring to the zombies. But, one thing no one has called them are Zombies. ...
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1answer
228 views

Looking for the Title of a specific horror movie

Hey everyone I've been trying to find out the name of a certain movie I've been looking for for a while; maybe someone can assist: Things I remember: Couple moves into an old mansion. Movie is in ...
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1answer
64 views

Measuring speed on the Surprise(?)

In Master and Commander when Lucky Jack is bearing down on the Acheron, I noticed one of the seaman - and going by the camera angles used we were meant to notice this - holding a rope which is ...
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0answers
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after having sex with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the ...
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2answers
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What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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1answer
68 views

About a mysterious T.V. series with Bruce Greenwood

There was a mysterious T.V.show with Bruce Greenwood ( I think this is his name) where he worked for some mysterious huge company that tries to control everything and tries to find and make ...
2
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1answer
120 views

When does Regina stop being the mayor of Storybrooke?

When does Regina stop being the mayor? I mean, when does she pass her duties to Mary Margaret?
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1answer
203 views

What does the „Cosmetologist“ line mean?

In The Jerk (1979) there's a line like this: Navin: Really? A cosmetologist? It must be tough to handle the weightlessness. What does it mean?
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6answers
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said We ...
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4answers
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What is wrong with the bleach and the fish in the Machinist?

I notice that Trevor always cleaned his hands and toilet floor with bleach. He surely kept things clean at home that he always bought bleach, he kept several used toothbrushes to scrub his floor in ...
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3answers
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A movie about a female thief who can't be caught

I recently watched Catch Me If You Can (2002) and my mother told me she have also watched a movie a bit like that, but she doesn't remember the name. Some points that she does remember: The convict ...

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