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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?
7
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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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179 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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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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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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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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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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208 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
147 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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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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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
115 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
86 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 ...
5
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1answer
81 views

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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30k views

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 ...
4
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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 ...
3
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0answers
84 views

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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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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2answers
2k views

What's the significance of the roses on Oskar Schindler's grave?

Jews have a tradition of placing stones on the grave. In the Film Schindler's List, in the ending scene everybody places stones on the grave of Oskar Schindler. But Liam Neeson places a pair of roses ...
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3answers
1k views

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 ...
7
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1answer
307 views

A movie where people's brains are being erased

In this movie, after lots of wars and self-destruction, humanity has decided the best way to survive is to make people dumb by placing a device on the head. In the first scene the hero goes to a ...
7
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2answers
549 views

Two inept agents with an accent listen to classical music while driving

I recall watching a movie that would have been made in the 80's or 90's that involved two male agents who wore black suits, had a foreign accent, and were operating in the United States. The pair were ...
10
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1answer
761 views

Looking for movie with quote “People who sit at home and watch sitcoms… those people are dead”

I saw a movie around 2000 (which would've been made within 5 years or so of this year) where I heard the line "People who sit at home and watch sitcoms... those people are dead" - this is paraphrase. ...
10
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2answers
592 views

If you commit a crime your punishment is premature aging

I remember seeing a movie back when I was a kid that revolved around the idea of a punishment that revolved around "age payment." If you committed a horrendous crime, rather than lock you up, they ...
15
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2answers
1k views

Spy movie\thriller with stakeout van and laser beam?

I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences: There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night. A man and a ...
7
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2answers
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Why didn't Maleficent grow her wings back?

We saw that Maleficent can turn a bird into human/dragon etc. She is so powerful that she can grow tree wall within seconds. She can curse a girl so strongly that she even can't break her own curse. ...
2
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1answer
4k views

Who is the girl in the limo?

21 Jump Street scene, after Prom, where the baddies escape in limos and Schmidt and Jenko are chasing them in equally sized limos. But in their limo is some girl, drunk out of her mind, who Jenko ...
4
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1answer
285 views

Why was Amy not arrested?

In Gone Girl, Detective Rhonda Boney knows that Amy has killed Desi deliberately. But still just because they are unable to find any clue they let her go. That is no justice in my opinion. If she ...
4
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1answer
80 views

Why is the movie named Maratonci trče počasni krug (in English The Marathon Family)?

The literal meaning of The Marathon Family's original title, Maratonci trče počasni krug, could be translated as something like "Marathoners running a lap of honor". How does the title correspond to ...
2
votes
1answer
152 views

Why does Christof include 'exits' in Truman's world?

In the film The Truman Show, Truman expresses a desire to leave the island and to explore the world. He attempts to leave via car/boat/bus but is always thwarted by the intervention of Christof, like ...
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1answer
155 views

Movie on american soldiers stranded on a hill side

I had seen this movie name in a watchmojo youtube video. Unable to recollect the name; but it was regarding a group of US soldiers stranded on a hill side fighting against Taliban fighters. Apparently ...
2
votes
2answers
163 views

Was Assistant DA Serena Southerlyn known to be gay before her exit on the show?

Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn was a character for 4 seasons on Law and Order played by Elisabeth Rohm during the years 2001 through 2005. The character became unexpectedly pro-defense during her ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

What does Dennis' daydream tell us about him?

In the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode where "The Gang Saves the Day" (S09E06), we have each of the different protagonists live through a daydream of the events following the ongoing shop ...
9
votes
1answer
838 views

Die Hard detonator insertion — “F*** it”

Just before John McClane tosses the C-4 plastic explosive down the elevator shaft in Die Hard, he is inserting detonators into the C-4. After inserting two detonators, he says "Fuck it" and inserts a ...
10
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2answers
1k views

Why can't the soldier “get used to the new rags”?

About 13 minutes into I Am Legend Robert Neville has a flashback where he starts to rescue his family. While he loads them into the car, the camera cuts to two soldiers and one says to the other ...
3
votes
2answers
81 views

If Al Powell was on desk duty, why was he driving black-and-white?

Die Hard includes a moment when police officer Al Powell says he is on "desk duty" because he accidentally shot a child who had a toy gun. But earlier, Al is shown in uniform, driving a ...
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1answer
5k views

Who is the woman/man actress in the movie Predestination?

The woman in question is the one talking to Ethan Hawke at the bar in the first half of the movie. Which actress is it? I thought it was Jodie Foster but I don't see her name on this movie anywhere ...
1
vote
1answer
250 views

90's cop/detective movie

I saw the end of this movie movie (last 10-15 mins) in the early 90s. I don't remember the name of the lead/hero/cop/detective but it seemed like a good movie. The hero/cop/detective is dejected as ...
3
votes
1answer
109 views

Could Bruce Wayne use a hook & a rope to escape from the PIT?

In the move The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne tries many times to escape from the Pit (prison) As can be seen from this image, the height from the first pedestal / parapet to the top of the pit is ...
4
votes
2answers
177 views

What are the key differences between the movie Edge of Tomorrow and the original book?

Edge of Tomorrow is based on a original Japanese book, All You Need is Kill (I still think that would also have been a better movie title). In some of the answers about the movie there are hints ...
7
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1answer
428 views

Breaking a safe in underwear

In the beginning of the movie a pair of travelers are walking through woody terrain covered in deep snow, well dressed for cold winter. They reach some sort of bunker and go inside. There it turns out ...
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2answers
2k views

What does Walt mean by 'Inertia'?

Towards the end of 508 Gliding Over All. Walt and Jesse are awkwardly reminiscing about their times cooking in the RV. At one point, Jesse brings up the point of how much money they had made at that ...

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