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Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

In Prisoners, when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he (Alex) left them. He then denies saying this. Why? ...
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199 views

Does anything bad happen to the cat in the film? [closed]

I would like to take my girlfriend to see this film but she is very sensitive about animals (especially cats) so if anything bad happens to the cat in this film then it would probably be best to avoid ...
12
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1answer
295 views

Is Lt. Hicox correct in his comparison of Joseph Goebbels with David O. Selznick?

In Inglourious Basterds when Lt. Archie Hicox is briefed by Gen. Fenech and Winston Churchill, his qualities as movie expert are put to a little test when he is asked by Churchill about Joseph ...
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3answers
501 views

Have any directors gone on record explaining why they chose to cast a famous musician in a musical film and not have them sing?

Taylor Swift stars in The Lorax, and Idina Menzel appears in a major role in Enchanted. These are two of the most famous musicians in the world, and they are starring in musical films without singing. ...
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0answers
179 views

Numbers on the wall in Cuba in “Guys and Dolls” film

In the 1955 film version of Guys and Dolls, there is a series of scenes which take place in Cuba. One of the odd features of this sequence is a series of four digit numbers on the various walls ...
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1answer
629 views

What is the sweariest movie ever?

I recently rewatched the Samuel L Jackson vehicle 51st State where he is also surrounded by some very sweary british actors (like Robert Carlyle). So I expected a lot of profanity. Obviously Jackson ...
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1answer
142 views

Name of animated film with a massive knot in a city/kingdom, whoever unties it is/becomes their king/leader?

My memory of this film has to be at least 8+ years old. I think that: Kingdoms with epic sized armies are at war/something-important. Probably 90's (or thereabouts) mainly hand drawn graphics. The ...
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101 views

How can Ted show a finger?

In Ted, When the news shows Ted being arrested at an airport. Ted gives the camera the rude finger. When he does this, his hand is censored. Ted doesn't actually have any fingers then how would he ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the symbolism of the remote controlled toy car?

In Breaking Bad, there are various occasions where there is a boy playing with toy car. Noticed mostly when Walter and Hank talk (about meth or Hank's cases). In Breaking Bad everything appears to ...
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95 views

Film about a family whose house is occupied by soldiers?

I once saw a film about a Palestinian Family whose house was occupied by Israeli soldiers. I can't remember much else about the film, does anyone know what it was called?
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333 views

Connection between the cases in “The Sign of Three”

In the episode The Sign of Three (S03E02), Sherlock remembers that Tessa knew John's middlename and this is how he figures out the whole thing about the Mayfly Man and his attempt to assassinate one ...
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1answer
126 views

Psycho guy is controlled by a “mother figure” from a theater screen and turns into a serial killer

There is this really disturbing movie I've been trying to find recently, where a guy apparently in a demential state, watches a movie on theater where there is a "mother", who always calls a man's ...
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1answer
374 views

Why are they singing in Les Misérables 2012 film?

When I watched the movie Les Misérables (2012), I was surprised to see them singing! It looks funny to me. The story is excellent and touching but I find it quite inappropriate to see them singing. I ...
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0answers
22 views

Was Nick sent to jail for shooting his friend?

In the CSI: NY episode "Battle Scars", Nick confesses he shot his friend (Jesse), but it was an accident and it was Jesse who planned all of this. In the end they believe he was telling the truth but ...
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1answer
190 views

Line cartoon, no real language, 60s-70s?

Okay, I have no idea about this one, I used to see it on SBS when I was a youngster because it was Italian in origin, and it's not on nowadays... A fourth wall artist would draw a silhouette of a guy ...
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1answer
138 views

Man catches a bird by putting glue on a tree branch

I am looking for a movie from which I only recall one scene. The scene is set in a forest and there is a man, and perhaps also a child, who puts some kind of glue on a tree branch. When, later on, a ...
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1answer
460 views

What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie?

Having seen the incredible statistics on the frequency of the use of the word "fuck" in movies in this question: What is the sweariest movie ever?, I thought it might also be worth recording the first ...
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2answers
3k views

Does “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have spiders in it?

I have read the book, and there was pretty long fight with giant spiders. I have a huge phobia of spiders, and I'd like to know how much of the movie involves spiders, and if I could watch it.
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1answer
61 views

Why did Neff change his mind?

In the movie "Double Indemnity", Neff's last plan was to kill Phyllis and put the blame on Nino. However, a few minutes later (after killing Phyllis), he changed his mind, and prevented Nino from ...
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1answer
3k views

Who is the third girl in “Black Swan”?

In the 2010 movie Black Swan, Nina and Lily are the two main characters, but a couple of times in the movie, a third girl pops up out of nowhere. I cannot find any information about who this third ...
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1answer
3k views

Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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1answer
112 views

If Carrie were to be arrested what crime could she be convicted of?

After watching the enjoyable remake starring giant handed Chloe Moretz, I started to think after the inquiry at the end, what crime could they prove Carrie carried out? Telekinesis could not be used ...
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3answers
9k views

What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?

There is a scene in Django Unchained in which Candie (Leo DiCaprio) demands that Schultz shake his hand. Did Candie really want just a handshake or did he have something more sinister in mind?
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2answers
212 views

How did the Trinity Killer manage to leave no traces?

In season 4 of Dexter the Trinity Killer used to kill in the bathtub. A bathtub full of blood and he sat in it with victim till the end. How did he to manage leaving no trace from such a mess?
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2answers
300 views

Why didn't Locke say he saw the monster?

In episode 4 of season 1 we see Locke taking its first look at "the monster" (~30:00), while hunting boars on his own. He seems to be looking straight at something, not just randomly towards the ...
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1answer
7k views

Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch Hobbit one (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I assume), which I haven't, so that we can then watch Hobbit two (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I assume). So ...
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1answer
176 views

How does the museum get cleaned?

In Night At The Museum, the exhibits in the Museum of Natural History come to life and wreak havoc every evening. We see them causing extensive destruction on several different nights. However, ...
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1answer
203 views

Man looking for treasure, only to be strangled by a skeletal hand

This is an English horror movie I watched on television in 1990s. One of the scene is as follows: A man is looking for some treasure in some house. … He digs (or opens some compartment in) ...
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1answer
466 views

Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional ...
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1answer
67 views

Why did Kirk ignore Marcos 12?

In the Star Trek episode “And the Children Shall Lead”, an alien entity that is trying to conquer the galaxy tried to get children to take over the Enterprise to go to Marcos 12 where it had “millions ...
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1answer
287 views

What is so good and unique about Citizen Kane?

Citizen Kane is the best movie on AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES, second best on BFI's The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time and has score a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I for myself cannot comprehend ...
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2answers
343 views

What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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1answer
120 views

What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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2answers
5k views

Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song they sang in Bilbo's house. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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1answer
3k views

What was the name of Bilbo's sword?

The Swords After the group kills the Trolls trying to eat them, they go to their cave where they find a collection of Elven swords. Gandalf gives Bilbo a sword that glows when Orcs are near. The ...
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0answers
124 views

Need help identifying (possibly 1970s) movie [closed]

The male protagonist is imprisoned in an apartment and tries to attract the attention of a young woman in an apartment across the street in order to get help. She misinterprets his gestures, and ...
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1answer
110 views

A movie about police officer infiltrating soccer fans

Please help identify a 1970s-1990s British movie. A police officer is delegated to infiltrate a soccer hooligans. He is very skeptic, but soon becomes one of them and begins to protect them. There is ...
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3answers
3k views

Were they goblins or orcs?

In the mountains when the whole party was brought into the mountain and Bilbo found Gollum, were those creatures orcs, goblins, or something else? I initially thought they were orcs (guess I wasn't ...
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1answer
277 views

“Black headphone” takes guy to virtual reality game where he is in danger of dying in real life

Around 2006 I think, I watched this movie on TV, where a seemingly skeptical guy decided to play a game by using a kind of black headphone, which could take him to a virtual reality game (if I recall ...
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1answer
12k views

Why does Sherlock think Billy Kincaid is a good man?

In The Sign of Three Sherlock said Billy Kincaid the best man he ever knew. Following was his quote about Billy Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter, best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to ...
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1answer
211 views

How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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1answer
125 views

Need to know the title of the movie

A movie in which, a group of people move to an island among them there will be a couple and a guy, later the guy gets the girl and the couple breakup. at the end the solo gets a dream of haunted by a ...
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1answer
9k views

Does Princess Leia ever learn that Darth Vader is her father?

Luke learns that he is Vader's son privately and finds out Leia is his sister in a separate revelation. Are these 2 points ever revealed to Leia, and what is her reaction to learning that the person ...
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4answers
5k views

What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?

According to Wikipedia, the main theme of The Dark Knight is escalation, such that each event lead to an escalation that results from the choices Batman and James Gordon make. A separate source said ...
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1answer
84 views

How faithful is the script of 2 Guns to the comic?

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. How true is the script to the comic series?
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6answers
15k views

Empire Strikes Back - Scene in Dagobah with Darth Vader

I have never understood why Vader appears in Dagobah in TESB, I understand that the cave Yoda takes Luke to is strong with the dark side of the force but don't understand why the rest of the scene at ...
2
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1answer
39 views

Will Tom now be able to hear and communicate with the dead?

Re: the end of Stir of Echoes, will Tom (Kevin Bacon) now be able to hear and communicate with the dead just as his son is able to do, or, was it just a one time deal that was brought on by Maggie's ...
2
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1answer
346 views

what movie is this from?

I'm dying to see this movie, i've been searching everywhere but have no clues what it's about.
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1answer
344 views

A scary little childrens doll comes to life and is murderous?

It's a children's plastic doll which come to life and is murderous. Meaning it is carrying a knife, and maybe a chainsaw, to murder an entire family (maybe wrong here). I think somewhere in the ...
2
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1answer
133 views

Long and blonde haired guy killed by a robot coming out the television. Next scene is a graveyard with a veiled woman

There was this guy (feminish) with long blonde hair, sitting on a couch, smoking, with remote control in one hand, wearing an off-white long gown, in a large mostly empty room watching television ...

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