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Spy movie spanning pre WW2 to Cold War

I’m looking for a very old colour film: The film follows the life of a single person who gets kicked out of a private school, goes into British intelligence and revolutionizes the intelligence agency ...
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Movie about assassination based off a book [closed]

Saw a trailer the other day on some tv channel, but forgot the name. Premise: Head of corporation is in a meeting with a well dressed guy. Well dressed guy presents himself as a member of a ...
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Boy avoids shower and survives Holocaust

I am looking for a ~2000's drama movie which shows, during the Holocaust, a mother and her son forced by authorities to take a train to a concentration camp. Once there, there is a scene where ...
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Why is there no Wilson brother in the new Wes Anderson movie?

Wes Anderson's new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, does not include any of the Wilson brothers, i.e.- Luke, Owen or Andrew in the cast. In every previous film a Wilson brother has been cast. In fact Owen ...
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149 views

Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...
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Why did the prisoners help Bruce?

When Bruce is left broken and suffering in the Prison Pit, Bane explains that this is where he suffered and where Bruce will fully realize his failure with Gotham, and then be killed. During his time ...
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131 views

Do the American Idol judges, judge every contestant?

It seems almost impossible to judge thousands of people per city in such a short time. Do the judges judge everyone or just select people from a crowd?
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4k views

Where does Sherlock get his money?

In the BBC series Sherlock (and indeed in most other adaptations of the character I've seen) Sherlock is not paid for this investigations - he does it because he's interested. He rents a flat on Baker ...
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522 views

Why does Gandalf start speaking in Black Tongue at the Council of Elrond?

Not much more description to give; I never understood that part. His justification is "that may not be the last time this voice is heard here" or something like that.
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132 views

Watching TV causes man to turn to stone

I remember some movie back in the 80s, which started off with some elderly man who was watching TV at night who slowly became petrified due to his body turning to stone. HIs wife finds him and screams ...
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154 views

Searching for a specific sci-fi movie, vague informations

I'm currently searching for a sci-fi movie, which i saw a trailer of on TV some years ago. If my remembrance is right, it was an alien invasion movie. What i remember: A woman on a screen saying ...
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332 views

Is Moon (2009) a remake of an obscure Italian movie Eutamnesia?

There are these claims circulated around the net that Moon (2009) is in fact "inspired" by an Italian movie Eutamnesia. I.e., here is a video which (in a very unconvincing way) has started it. Here ...
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194 views

Geography error

In the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, when Treebeard is carrying Pippin and Merry, Pippin asks to be taken south toward Saruman's fortress. But the maps of Middle Earth clearly show Mirkwood ...
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232 views

Who are S.H.I.E.L.D accountable to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I always thought S.H.I.E.L.D to be a clandestine organisation, claiming autonomy from any specific state or sovereignty, but the Agents of SHIELD episode 'The Asset' has thrown some doubt over whether ...
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423 views

Horror film where couple find a girl, who is unable to talk

I'm looking to see if anyone can identify this movie. It's about 6 years + old. A couple live in a house near the sea and white cliffs. The couple find a girl, clearly shook up and unable to speak. ...
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1k views

A Teen Movie where the main girl character is a tomboy who, I think, is a mechanic

The film I am thinking of is probably in the Teen Movie Genre and would have been made in the 1980s or early 90s. It was definitely set in America around the same period so was a contemporary film. ...
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240 views

What did Hannibal try once?

I'm confused about a conversation in Pacific Rim beween Newt and Hannibal Chow. It's previous established that eyes can become bloodshot and damaged when a drift goes wrong (or perhaps it's too much ...
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137 views

Why do people put up with Alan?

I have watched the series of Two and a Half Men two times now till the latest episode, but can't understand why either Charlie or Walden just don't kick Alan out? I mean it is a bit cruel but they are ...
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146 views

1950s/60s Film Noir Femme Fatale? [closed]

I have a feeling this was a film rather than a TV programme or TV play. I saw it in the 1960s so it could have been a 1950s Film Noir crime movie. It was in black and white I remember, but I may be ...
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66 views

A double murder [closed]

I have no idea what the film is or who the actors were, but someone might remember the scene. I have a feeling it may have been something like Play For Today or a T.V. drama rather than a film. I ...
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1answer
325 views

Horror movie, man with hole in abdomen starts to grow tentacles

I can only remember a scene and there are two guys in a room one of them has a big hole in his abdomen. The other guy shoves something inside the hole. The first guy starts to grow what look like ...
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368 views

How is The Godfather: Part III related to the Cavalleria Rusticana?

In the finale of The Godfather: Part III Vincent's "clearance" of the Corleone family's enemies and the assassination attempt on Michael is intertwined with the family attending a performance of the ...
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1answer
120 views

Old series about guy scientist and future?

What I remember: * First episode: Scientist (Second brain in the world (by volume or mass)) found a guy in our days and take him to future. They said that the "first brain" started apocalypses and ...
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2answers
18k views

When does Fox's licence on the X-Men run out?

Is there any evidence of Fox and Marvel coming to an agreement for characters from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men franchise to appear in each other's films? If not, when does Fox's ...
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1answer
176 views

Christian movie about woman who leaves her family

It's about a woman who leaves her husband and kid due to unspecified reasons, but meets them in a religious camp for kid after 10 years. It is a christian movie. Could you tell me the name of the ...
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1answer
173 views

How does copyright work for pre-existing character/work?

Do film studio have to acquire rights for a public domain character or they can use them freely? I mean characters like Hercules, Thor, Social figures or fairy tale characters or any other ...
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3answers
439 views

How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?

In the Sherlock episode His Last Vow we see in detail how Sherlock has plotted to gain access to the villain Magnussen's apartment despite tight security. But when He gets there he finds that Mary is ...
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1answer
11k views

What’s with the “dead” characters at the end?

Near the end of V for Vendetta, while the building is exploding, you see people pulling off their masks to watch it explode. During this scene you see some characters that have been previously said ...
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3answers
507 views

Why the long takes in Rope?

Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film Rope is known for it's long takes. There is plenty of documentation regarding the length of each shot and the limitations of the technology available, but less so ...
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2answers
219 views

Who is killed in the assasination attempt on senator Amidala?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones an assassination attempt is made on senator Amidala. But as we learn later, it wasn't Padmé who is killed there. Who was it then? I ...
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2answers
441 views

Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her?

Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her? He first sees her with another potential client; she either already has or gets a black eye and tries to have sex ...
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1k views

What's that song at the end of Dexter S08E08?

Dexter comes home, hears the Make your own kind of music song, then sees the dead kid and dramatic melody starts playing. How is it called?
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92 views

James Cagney in Statue of Liberty scene

I'm trying to identify an old black and white movie I saw when I was a young boy. I'm almost sure it featured James Cagney. I think he'd escaped from prison and the final scene was a shot of him ...
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3answers
20k views

How did the T-Rex kill everyone on the boat?

In Jurassic Park: The Lost World, a T-Rex is captured from the island, sedated, and put on a boat for the mainland. During the trip to the mainland, the T-Rex got free and killed everyone. When the ...
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3answers
17k views

Does Kanima's mythology match any historical stories/works or is it only written for Teen Wolf?

In Teen Wolf Season 2, a new creature called a Kanima appears, which is a part of the major plot line. My question is, is this Kanima creature all made up for the Teen wolf series, or is it inspired ...
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3answers
2k views

How did they film the gun spinning scene?

In "End Times" (Season 4 Episode 12) of Breaking Bad, there is a scene of Walt sitting near the pool. He places his gun on a table and spins it. The gun ends up pointing at him. He spins it again, and ...
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1answer
564 views

How was the electromagnet scene filmed?

In the first episode of season 5 of Breaking Bad, a large electromagnet is rigged up in a truck, and placed next to a building. The camera shows the contents of the building flying across the room ...
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1answer
1k views

Is Borden's secret revealed as soon as the 11th minute of the movie?

In the film The Prestige, Borden's secret is that Watching the movie for the second time, I noticed a man looking just like Christian Bale sitting next to Borden at the beginning of the scene where ...
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1answer
238 views

When Michael was in surgery, how did he realise what SCYLLA actually is?

As far as I know, when Michael was in surgery he had visions of Charles Westmoreland and uncovered what Scylla actually was? Or did Michael use his extraordinary brain to know the reason behind ...
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1answer
268 views

Black blob-like alien jumps onto a scientist's face

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me identify what this scene is from. I really only remember one big scene from this when I was a kid. This would have been from around 1985 or so, ...
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1answer
79 views

Significance of the Book of Job quote

The Tree of Life starts with a quote from the Book of Job: Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? ...
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2answers
377 views

How did Toshio die?

In the movie, The Grudge, near the end it is shown that- the father of the Japanese family have killed the mother (by chasing and stabbing her?) and have drowned the black cat. He has done this in ...
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1answer
415 views

In Season 3, how do T-Bag, Sucre, and Bellick come out of Sona?

In the TV show, they said that T-Bag burned the Sona. But they never showed how he did that and what exactly happened there in the Sona. So how do T-Bag, Sucre, and Bellick come out of Sona?
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3k views

Is S.H.I.E.L.D. aware of the X-Men?

In the most recent episode of the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Girl in the Flower Dress", it is revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. has a "short list" of individuals with various powers, such as the man in ...
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1answer
882 views

Benicio del Toro as Fenster - What Accent is This?

In The Usual Suspects, Benicio del Toro plays the character of Fenster, who has a very unusual accent. Is this an accent from anywhere in the world, or is it something del Toro made up for the film?
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613 views

Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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2answers
191 views

Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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1answer
125 views

Why had 5 1/2 hours passed on the ship?

Doctor Who series 2 episode 4: The Girl In the Fireplace Reinette is 37 ... After the clockwork androids are stopped the Doctor is trapped in Versailles because all the time windows are broken. Then ...
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1answer
58 views

Why the confusion over who was arrested in Criminal Minds?

Criminal Minds S9 Ep2 - "The Inspired (Part II)" When they make arrests at the end: Why would they need to do this? Perhaps there is there some aspect of the American legal system that I am ...
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1answer
72 views

Why did Marshall shoot one of the villains before he committed a crime?

In the movie "High Noon (1952)", when the Marshal is looking for some assistants to help him fight Frank Miller and his friends, one of the civilians asks: Those three killers walking the streets ...

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