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5k views

Why do they always close the eyelids of dead people?

You have seen it hundreds of times in movies. Someone dies and the doctor, priest, cop or someone else, moves their hands over the dead person's eyes and the eyes magically close. It's as if the eyes ...
2
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1answer
293 views

What is the movie where planes fall from the sky?

There is a film made in 2012/13 and in the trailer the guy is on a phone and planes start falling from the sky and cars stop working, then mobiles; it's like everything in the world stops working.
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1answer
213 views

This scene is from which movie? [closed]

This scene is from which movie??
20
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2answers
1k views

Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
2
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1answer
213 views

Astronauts on a red planet with a pyramid/statue

I'm trying to find an old sci fi movie. All I remember is that a few astronauts have a station on this red planet (I think they have plants inside) and there's a big pyramid or some kind of statue on ...
6
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2answers
967 views

Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
4
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1answer
349 views

Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
2
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1answer
76 views

Islanders stuck in the 18th c. and ruled by a mysterious 'Q'

TV show form the late 70s or early 80s. 20th century castaways are stranded on an Island. The natives are dressed in 18th c. Fashion (I remember cocked hats quite distinctly) and enslaved (or perhaps ...
4
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0answers
153 views

Teenager must look after father after a mountain climbing accident [closed]

I'm looking for an English-language mini-series for children/teens that was aired in Norway around 1977-1979, so it was probably a few years old by then. It was from the USA or Canada. It was ...
3
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1answer
200 views

Under 20 dollar computer

The movie is about a non-technical guy being challenged to make a very cheap computer (if I remember correctly under 20 dollars). Finally he makes the computer, that has a holographic display, no ...
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1answer
1k views

Why did Clark and Lex fall out?

In Smallville Lex Luthor and Clark Kent begin as friends, I watched most of the series a few years ago and watched the friendship dissolve into distrust but I could never understand why. My ...
2
votes
1answer
159 views

French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
5
votes
3answers
548 views
8
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1answer
373 views

Why was it such a big deal to Dr. Xavier that Magneto not kill Sebastian Shaw?

Shaw was a terrible person with incredible powers who had done a lot of bad things. Why was it so bad that Magneto wanted to kill him, even out of revenge? Why did that issue have to be such a ...
2
votes
1answer
242 views

What is the significance of the water in Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring?

I am a die hard fan of Ingmar Bergman's Films. I have just read a review on The Virgin Spring, quite charming and was simply pleased and delighted to read it. I have a question on a particular scene ...
1
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1answer
331 views

1990s teen action TV non-animated series: kid jumps into TV to become superhero

I've been thinking about this show I used to watch when I was a kid, but I can't remember the name. It's about some kid and his friends. He spends most of his time in his parents' basement. There's a ...
8
votes
1answer
193 views

Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
4
votes
1answer
153 views

Russian pilot ejects over US, lives in some kind of bunker, befriends kids

As it says on the tin. Looking for, I believe, late 1980s, early 1990s movie about a Russian pilot who ejects over the US. He lives and hides out in some kind of concrete bunker, possibly some kind ...
6
votes
1answer
344 views

“In the next episode…” plot points don't appear in the next episode?

At the end of each episode of Arrested Development, there is always a segment which is introduced by the narrator as "in the next episode of Arrested Development...", however the scenes shown during ...
3
votes
1answer
299 views

Old mech-like anime series belonging to my childhood

I've been looking and asking everyone and everywhere but I still can't find it, let me give you some details: Must be 90's or 80's, I saw it in the early 2000's in Italy, a country where movies and ...
5
votes
2answers
246 views

Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
4
votes
1answer
377 views

Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

He says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him.
9
votes
3answers
20k views

Why is the big year record not accurate?

At the end of The Big Year (2011), Kenny Bostick does a big year and finishes with 755 bird species. After watching the film, I checked Wikipedia for Big year and reached the following information: ...
1
vote
1answer
255 views

Identify comedian's TV special in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment

Please identify the comedian I saw on HBO or Showtime in the late 1980s or early 1990s whose stage looked like the inside of his apartment. He was supposed to be home writing for work and kept ...
2
votes
0answers
125 views

What was the first animal in television commercial? [closed]

What commercial was first aired showing the use of animals? What was this animal and when was the commercial aired?
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3answers
289 views

Help me find an old childrens VHS

I watched this VHS when I was about 9 (I'm 25 now) - but I know it was from much much further back as it was grainy looking and I think black and white.. It was a british programme, a group of ...
5
votes
2answers
117 views

In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
4
votes
1answer
118 views

Help identify funny Alfred Hitchcock homage

I saw this short film on American television some time in the late '70s or early '80s. It pretended to be a low-budget homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with scenes and techniques based on Hitchcock's, ...
3
votes
1answer
621 views

What happened to the Mighty Orbots cartoon series?

I loved The Mighty Orbots show when it was broadcast decades ago. It lasted only one season and ended with a finale episode, which is unusual for cartoons. Was it always planned as a one-season show? ...
8
votes
1answer
532 views

What is this trail of 'pixie dust' left when the Enterprise warps out?

I noticed that in Star Trek: Into Darkness when the Enterprise warps out it leaves a trail of what I can only describe as pixie dust. Previously the Enterprise left only a visual after image which ...
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votes
1answer
445 views

Which movie is this scene from? [closed]

Which movie is this video clip taken from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaO8K1JSJuo
3
votes
2answers
181 views

Why doesn’t Shosanna try to kill Fredrick?

When Shosanna (as Emmanuelle) shot Fredrick down, she takes a quick look at the screen where she can see a scene with Fredrick (the actor). When she looks back at Fredrick, she recognizes that he ...
2
votes
1answer
331 views

Is Maeby adopted?

In season one episode 12 - "Martha Complex" - Tobias mentions that he and Lindsay were unable to conceive, yet they have a daughter - Maeby. Since Tobias and Lindsay were apparently unable to ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Did Noah and Allie commit suicide in the end?

At the end of the movie, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each others hand. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently, but as he ...
12
votes
2answers
7k views

What is the device that Bruce Wayne uses to heal/brace his knee in Dark Knight Rises?

In the Dark Knight Rises movie, Bruce Wayne visits the doctor and is diagnosed with cartilage problems. That is, he has no cartilage. Is the knee bracing device that he uses meant to heal the ...
3
votes
1answer
385 views

How was Utivich captured?

From Wikipedia: At the premiere, Landa, who can speak Italian, is not fooled and sees von Hammersmark privately. He makes her wear the shoe, which fits, and strangles her to death, then orders ...
3
votes
1answer
329 views

How come the Precogs can't prevision the murder of Agent Danny Witwer in the film Minority report?

I just watched the film Minority Report and I didn't understand one thing. Through out the film, the Precogs prevision any murder that is going to be happened in the city. But in the film I saw ...
4
votes
1answer
101 views

Why doesn't Sam use his ability to move things to open the door?

In "Ghost," we see that Sam has learned how to manipulate objects in the physical world. But near the end, when Oda Mae comes to Molly's apartment to run from Carl, we see her begging Molly to unlock ...
7
votes
2answers
511 views

In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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0answers
154 views

Identifying a movie from the 80s 90s [closed]

I'm hoping you can help me identify a film I watched when i was so young, I can barely remember the following: It's about a kid growing up HE mostly wore a yellow shirt Black boots all the time ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

What is including a sound from another movie as a tribute called?

Is there a term for when a movie intentionally includes a bit of a sound track from another movie solely as a tribute to the original movie?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

What are the chanting lyrics in “Song of Freedom”

At the end of season four of Doctor Who, when Tennant's Doctor is towing the earth back to its proper place, the track playing is "Song of Freedom". In this track, there are some chanting voices. ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Which episode of The Hitchhiker?

When I was about 8 or 9 I was flicking through TV channels. A TV show came on where a guy hitched a lift at night in a truck driven by a woman. She started telling him a story about a man who jumped ...
12
votes
1answer
209 views

Is there a particular reason for the current rise in movies about Abraham Lincoln?

In the last two years there have seemed to be an unusual amount of movies about Abraham Lincoln: Killing Lincoln (2013) Lincoln (2012) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Abraham Lincoln vs ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Who is the person checking into rehab as Lindsay?

In S3E12 of Arrested Development ("Exit Strategy"), Lindsay and Lucille tell Michael they're checking into rehab, while they actually go to a spa instead. In their place, they send two other people to ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

How did Tracy win the gun battle with her android duplicate?

Near the end of the 1976 film Futureworld Tracy Ballard, the female reporter, is in a stand-off with her android double, each holding a gun. The android was made as an exact duplicate, and they ...
4
votes
1answer
348 views

What happened to Scrad?

In Men in Black II, Johnny Knoxville's character Scrad, the two-headed alien henchman for Seelena leads a bunch of aline thugs to Jeebs' basement where Agent K has just been deneuralized. In the ...
13
votes
4answers
5k views

Did Vincent Vega shoot Marvin on purpose?

In a very popular scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are discussing about Jules' will to retire from being an hitman. They are ...
10
votes
1answer
617 views

Why are twins often cast for young roles?

I've seen it many times. Very young identical twins cast for the same role. Off the top of my head: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in Full House. Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse in Big ...
4
votes
2answers
211 views

What comes first, the music or the take?

Good music in a movie is not only good music but also music that is in sync with what happens on the screen. I can imagine it's not a trivial job to achieve this. So it made me wonder what generally ...

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