6
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2answers
114 views

Journalist moves to the island of his ancestors

I've been trying to find this movie where a journalist moves to an island where his ancestors are from. I don't remember if he is investigating something. There's a very great scene, a flashback ...
6
votes
1answer
585 views

What does the title “Prisoners” mean?

While the title of the movie Prisoners could obviously refer to all the different protagonists who have literally been imprisoned or held captive at one point or another (the girls by Mrs. Jones, Alex ...
2
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1answer
132 views

Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
2
votes
1answer
212 views

Why did Ben get trapped in the parallel paradox/mirrors?

In the end of the movie Mirrors, Ben got trapped in the parallel paradox/mirror. The majority of us would have thought that this aspect has to play a crucial role in its sequel Mirrors 2, but none of ...
6
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1answer
212 views

Why was Tony Stark so sure that Banner would return to fight?

In The Avengers, despite the mess Hulk made with the ship, why was the Iron Man so sure that Dr. Banner would return to fight?
9
votes
1answer
952 views

Man escapes prison or asylum, murders, returns to cell

I think the movie, which was in color, was set in a remote area of England or Scotland. The prisoner figures out how to escape from his cell. One night he 'goes out', kills someone with an ax, and ...
5
votes
1answer
124 views

How can Jacoby be with Lana and Ben at the same time?

In Twin Peaks episode 21 (aka season 2, episode 14), we see Dr Jacoby at the Great Northern helping Ben work through his 'Civil War' insanity. Later though we see him walking ou at the Sheriff's ...
5
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2answers
2k views

What does Gary King's wristband signify?

In The World's End, Nick Frost's character Andy notices this wristband that Gary King was wearing. I suppose that it's connected to the Alcoholics Anonymous-like support group meeting towards the ...
9
votes
2answers
377 views

“Road” picture about guys in a tank, possibly set in the Middle East

A group of guys (soldiers) area in a tank, they're Americans I think, who are either lost, defected, went AWOL, or something. They travel throughout a desert area and I cannot remember whether they ...
9
votes
1answer
930 views

How was the opening scene with the fly made?

This may sound like a bit of an odd question, but I was wondering how the opening scene in Once Upon A Time in The West was made and more specifically, how they made the fly do what it did. It must ...
3
votes
2answers
169 views

What poison in Poirot: The Big Four?

What drug was used in the itv version of The Big Four? The one that caused the paralysis in the two hostages and one of the murder victims.
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Planet where time slowed/stands still and fight ants on ledge

I saw this movie (from the 50s?) on TV as a child in later 60's. I recall it being b/w. I recall somewhat clearly a number of 'explorers' on a distant planet moving up a narrowish path/ledge along the ...
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votes
1answer
203 views

How did the animated movies, (Rio, Toy story, Turbo, ETC.) takes place the same timeline from “Up” [closed]

I was wondering a question, Did you seen these movies like Rio, Toy story, Turbo, ETC. How did the animated movies, takes place the same timeline from "Up". How it was connected? Can you do some ...
14
votes
2answers
688 views

What Unit Does the BBC News Countdown Timer Count Down?

BBC News (UK) has a countdown timer in its opener, for example see this video. On the bottom right, there's a countdown timer which counts the time until the news begin. But I find the timer ...
2
votes
1answer
667 views

Why was Bonnie pregnant for seven years (seasons) on Family Guy?

I am just curious to know why Bonnie Swanson, wife of Joe Swanson, was kept pregnant until the seventh season.
5
votes
1answer
345 views

Movie with a truck carrying abducted women

I just recall the trailer. Some guy is driving during the night with his wife who is asleep. There is a truck before us. For a split second, the doors of the truck open and the man driving can see ...
20
votes
7answers
8k views

Who is the blue elf lady in the Bad Anon meeting?

In Wreck it Ralph, the video game bad guys are having their Bad Anon meeting. I've been able to identify all the bad guys in the meeting, except for the blue elf lady in the red dress. In the picture ...
25
votes
2answers
6k views

Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

I watched the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, several times but couldn't understand the relationship between the title and the story. What does the title mean in the context of the ...
4
votes
1answer
297 views

Why is the movie titled “The Sixth Sense”?

What is the relevance of the title to the story? Is the ability to talk to the ghost referred as the sixth sense?
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Looking for the movie where a prisoner slips out of his cell to murder, then returns. [duplicate]

I think the movie, which was in color, was set in a remote area of England or Scotland. The prisoner figures out how to escape from his cell. One night he 'goes out', kills someone with an ax, and ...
1
vote
1answer
170 views

Did the First Lady die accidentally or by a terrorist attack?

What happened during the Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser? How did the car crash? Was that a tree or some kind of terrorist attack? And how did she (First Lady ...
2
votes
2answers
282 views

Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

Car from opposite lane comes barrelling down hillside into a head-on crash

I can only remember the movie opening: One car is travelling in one direction on a multi-lane highway. The opposite lane is much higher in elevation. A car from the higher elevation come barreling ...
6
votes
1answer
123 views

Does John Silver escape with *all* the gold at the end of the 1950 version of Treasure Island?

The 1950 Walt Disney version of Treasure Island ends with John Silver in a small boat, escaping treasure island alone with a chest full of treasure. The Squire, Jim Hawkins, Dr. Livesy, and the other ...
3
votes
2answers
293 views

What was the meaning of the tunnel scene?

In Vanishing on 7th Street, people disappear if they become engulfed in darkness. At one point Paul is lying on the pool table and the kid went to the bathroom. The lights flicker and Paul gets up. ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

What was Captain Phillips trying to say?

During Captain Phillips's hostage-taking aboard the lifeboat there is one incident (or one of many in fact) when the situation with the Navy and aboard the lifeboat is escalating a bit (I think after ...
3
votes
1answer
194 views

Bad guy taking a drug

I keep remembering a scene from a film where a guy takes a pill, but I'm unable to recall anything else about the film and it's bugging me. The guy takes a pill by popping it into his mouth, leaning ...
3
votes
1answer
235 views

Is the song supposed to be a reference?

In the Castle episode 'Disciple' (S06E09): The song is called "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn. Do we know the significance of this? It cannot simply be Dr. Neiman taunting Beckett. She would not ...
3
votes
1answer
413 views

Two medical students who are best friends decide to sleep together

This movie is the predecessor of No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. I remember that the two best friends are medical students and one day they decide to sleep together without the ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

How historically accurate is the movie Celluloid?

The movie Celluloid is about the story of J. C. Daniel, who is the father of Malayalam film and Vigathakumaran was the first Malayalam movie released in 1928. The story explains Daniel's exile and ...
9
votes
3answers
29k views

What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
9
votes
2answers
938 views

When did the writers plan that Monica and Chandler would get together?

When did the writers plan Monica and Chandler were going to get together in Friends? I am wondering how far in advance it was planned, as there's such a long history between the two characters.
5
votes
1answer
199 views

Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker when he had the chance instead of handing to the law, he would've done the world a great favour.
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Is Dr. Ratha's role similar to some comic counterpart or is it kept only for popularity of the actor?

In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Rajit Ratha's role played by Irrfan Khan, which appear to me an open end character. Is his role similar to some Comic counterpart or is it kept to earn from the ...
6
votes
1answer
276 views

Were Kruger and his men Elysium citizens?

In Elysium, Kruger and his other South African buddies are used as off-the-books mercenaries by Delacourt. But considering that they are … South African and do not appear to be cut out of the same ...
4
votes
1answer
195 views

Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
2
votes
1answer
251 views

Father deliberately ends up in prison to attack the killer of his son

There is a gang shoot out and a young boy is filming but gets shot... His dad goes mad and beats up and cripples a police officer with a snooker ball in a sock to be sent to the same prison as the man ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
0
votes
1answer
168 views

Why was Curt Connors in the sewer?

After first injecting himself at Oscorp, Curt created his own lab in the sewer system later in the movie. If he was the head of the lab at Oscorp, couldn't he have just kept everyone out of the lab ...
11
votes
3answers
795 views

Why is the name of the main spacecraft “Axiom”?

In Wall-E the name of the main spacecraft which is the new home of humanity is rather questionable. "Axiom"! The main problem here is that "Axiom" and "Axiomatic Systems" are abstract ...
6
votes
2answers
360 views

Female lead learns martial arts from an android

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
3
votes
1answer
534 views

Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
2
votes
1answer
887 views

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Extremis shown is a post Iron Man 3 version of virus or pre?

In the first episode it is indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. happens after The Avengers, but the first episode also has Extremis in it. So is it a pre Iron Man 3 version of Extremis or post? I ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
6
votes
2answers
460 views

Why didn't the electric charge affect Holmes when he attacks Dredger?

I saw the movie Sherlock Holmes. In that movie, there is a scene where Holmes and Doctor fights with Dredger in Ginger Midget's place. To attack Dredger, Holmes used a weapon which contained ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Imaginary friend from childhood returns when a young woman is in trouble

It is where a young woman has an emotional crisis in her life, with her cheating boyfriend and controlling mother. And her imaginary friend from when she was little comes back and causes more chaos ...
19
votes
1answer
2k views

Do other actors/actresses really spit on each other in movies?

I've been seeing more and more of these scenes lately (though I know they aren't new), as they add shock value to a particular scene/story line. Just curious if it's split-scened or just a part of the ...
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votes
2answers
840 views

What is this device in Iron Man 2? [closed]

In Iron Man 2, there is a device on Pepper's desk in her office room. What is the name of this device? Is this device has a special name? (right of the flowers)
12
votes
1answer
277 views

Son secretly records family for internet show

I am stuck trying to find this movie, here is what I remember of it: Basically, there is a family, the son in the family for whatever reason secretly sets up hidden cameras all around the house, and ...
3
votes
0answers
103 views

Village son returns as military hero but he's not their saviour [closed]

This is a Russian or Ukrainian story of a peasant village. One of their own men returns to the village. He's now in the army, and the villagers are initially delighted to see him, but his army job is ...

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