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how do they make cats hiss?

I was watching Aliens and noticed that Jones the cat seemed to be genuinely unhappy and hissing during Ripley's dream sequence at Gateway Station. How do animal handlers get cats to hiss?
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57 views

Is there any scene in “The War of the Roses” saying that Barbara Rose got mental issues?

I have just watched "The War of the Roses" (1989, Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner) and I wondered whether there is any scene in that movie that says that Barbara Rose got mental illness? What ...
4
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2answers
211 views

What happened to the family photos?

In The Walking Dead season 3 episode 12 "Clear", Carl risks his life to get a picture of his deceased mother from the local watering hole. He describes it as the last surviving picture of Lori, and he ...
7
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1answer
350 views

What does the barkeeper say to James Bond (possibly in Turkish)?

In the movie Skyfall, the enjoying death scene: What is the barkeeper saying to James Bond at the next morning at the bar when he is handing the money and grabbing the bottle? It sounds to me like ...
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4answers
2k views

What does “The Middle” refer to in the TV show “The Middle”?

What does "The Middle" refer to in the TV show The Middle? I thought it referred to one of the kids being the middle child before I watched it, but that's obviously not correct.
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1answer
155 views

What does the television-esque film style in the episode “I Am Anne Frank, Part II” represent?

In the second season episode of American Horror Story, "I Am Anne Frank, Part II", we're told that Anne Frank is actually Charlotte Brown, delusional and obsessed wife of Jim Brown, a new character to ...
7
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1answer
151 views

Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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1answer
55 views

Dawson's Creek - Pacey bar fight

What season and episode of Dawson's Creek was it where Pacey locks up the restaurant and a group of guys surround an jump him? It has to do with him sleeping with the wife of one the men.
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1answer
144 views

In Top Gear specials, why do the hosts hang on to the inconvenient gifts?

In the special episodes of Top Gear (and maybe others) the hosts seem to give each other very inconvenient gifts, often ones too large are heavy for their modes of transportation. For example in the ...
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2answers
776 views

What killing word does Paul Muad'Dib use?

In the movie Dune (1984), what does Paul use as his killing word? I can never make it out very well. Is it "Father" or possibly "Chani"?
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60 views

A Lion King track [closed]

I wanted to know what is the name of the track being played after Scar's defeat and Simba rising up to pride rock. The soundtrack is majestic and I would love to listen it over and over again without ...
12
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3answers
660 views

Was Zero Effect an early attempt to do a modern Sherlock Holmes?

As far as I can remember (it's hard to check since I don't think there has ever been a region 2 DVD) the fantastic but under appreciated movie Zero Effect featured a somewhat reclusive private eye ...
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3answers
4k views

Why could the warg riding orcs attack in daylight?

In the new Hobbit movie, the warg riding orcs attack in daylight, which according to Tolkien's books should not be possible. Any speculations how this might be explained anyway? In the Lord of the ...
2
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1answer
154 views

B&W Holocaust film, children taken to a gas chamber, smiling SS-man with a dog

This is black and white film, I saw that single scene probably in early 90s, it was black and white and seemed old. There was a group of children being taken to a gas chamber, I believe, and there was ...
4
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1answer
194 views

Help identify this Mech movie

Saw it in a bar in California, in or around 2009. It looked like it was shot similarly to "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", i.e. live action actors on a green-screen and CGI background. The ...
7
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3answers
992 views

Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
3
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1answer
76 views

How did Zander Barcalow get to be an instructor so quickly?

In Starship Troopers Rico first meets Zander at a sports game while they're both at school, Zander brags about enlisting which prompts many of the film's main characters to do the same. The next time ...
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0answers
48 views

What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
2
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2answers
309 views

Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
2
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1answer
261 views

How did Baby's Dad let her down in Dirty Dancing?

I just watched Dirty Dancing with my wife the other night - great dancing, but man, pretty much a B-movie end-to-end otherwise. One line in particular utterly baffled me...when Baby (Jennifer Grey) ...
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0answers
99 views

How was The Second Coming received by Christian groups?

I recently watched The Second Coming which is a story of Steve, a kind-hearted video store clerk from Manchester who disappears for forty days and forty nights before he is found wandering the Moors ...
17
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1answer
2k views

How was Kung Fu Panda received in China?

Considering that the film is an American kung-fu production which takes on Chinese traditions and culture, how was it received in China? Did local critics consider it a humorous animated Chinese tale? ...
2
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1answer
144 views

Why Did Lester Frame His Nephew?

Why did Lester frame his nephew in Fargo? As if it wasn't sociopathic enough to frame his brother. I wonder why it was necessary to go to the extra trouble to go all the way upstairs and plant ...
7
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2answers
2k views

Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
1
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1answer
164 views

Did the bodachs know Odd could see them?

In Odd Thomas (2013) we see early on when we're introduced to the bodachs that if they know you can see them, they'll kill you. Throughout the movie, we see Odd trying to avoid looking at the bodachs, ...
1
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0answers
80 views

Did Ryan really never cry?

In the Wilfred episode "Questions" (S02E11), during Ryan's trip within a trip he learns that the cause for his panic attacks isn't little Joffrey crying but merely Kristen telling him not to cry, ...
12
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1answer
671 views

Is there any further significance to the choice of Verdun as battlefield?

Prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow the United Defense Force achieves a significant (if not their only) victory against the invading Mimics at no other place than Verdun, in which Rita Vrataski ...
19
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1answer
2k views

What is the function of Darth Vader's helmet?

He's only seen without it on two occasions. The first is in TESB, very briefly, from behind, when he's in his quarters apparently undergoing some sort of medical procedure, possibly a regular ...
8
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2answers
684 views

Other apes with gained intelligence?

In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, when Caesar was moved to the ape sanctuary, it was shown that Caesar was with another big ape that was able to communicate through sign language. This was ...
4
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1answer
387 views

A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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1answer
266 views

Movie where only a man and a woman left astray in a random place, followed by big cloud of darkness

There is this one movie where the beginning is in an old farm side I think. Then after that, everything changes and a series of events occur. Then there is this girl inside a bus writing on her ...
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1answer
137 views

Movie about (bank?) thieves who hide money behind paintings

I saw a part of this movie as a kid in the mid 80's. It was about robbers (I think) who try to hide their loot behind paintings, painting it into walls etc.... Does anyone recall this movie?
3
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1answer
176 views

Movie about a boys orphanage

About 12 years ago, I was watching Television and came by a movie about a boys orphanage (or I think it was one) ruled by some religious order in a war environment. Because it was so long ago, the ...
0
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1answer
65 views

A movie most likely related to Yoni Natanyahu

I watched the movie about 10 years ago when I was a kid. It's about a special troop secretly flying a long way to the enemy's airport to rescue the hostages imprisoned there. 10 years later, I learnt ...
1
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1answer
122 views

Why isn't Taggart protected by Double Jeopardy?

At the beginning of Broken City, Billy Taggart is charged with murder but then walks. At the end of the film, it seems that he still has to face his crimes. Why isn't he protected by the Double ...
3
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1answer
157 views

Dave Chappelle and Half Baked

Someone once told me that Dave Chappelle was unhappy the way Half Baked came out, that he wanted it to have either a different tone or something. I have looked around, but haven't found any hard ...
32
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3answers
7k views

How can Philip J. Fry be his own grandfather if he is sterile?

In season one, "Fry and the Slurm Factory", Bender uses the F-ray on Fry. BENDER What should we point it at first? ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Was Caesar supposed to have bitten off the neighbor's finger?

In the 2011 film of Rise of the Planet of the Apes there is a scene where Caesar escapes from the house and attacks the neighbor, and during that attack he bites the mans finger. During that ...
4
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2answers
783 views

Tower of Hanoi in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

They have the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in Rise of the Planet of the Apes but for some reason they call it the Lucas Tower. Is there any reason why they would change the name of such an iconic puzzle?
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1answer
88 views

Why did they start the war?

In the movie In the Loop, a government minister accidentally said something ambiguous about a war. How did this actually result in a war and why?
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1answer
975 views

Why hasn't Jason Statham been nominated for any awards? [closed]

Ok, according to IMDB, he is in top 500 Actors, and I can't figure out why he doesn't have any nominations or awards? In my opinion, he is a B class actor, because he hasn't showed much of awesome ...
1
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1answer
165 views

Nylon brush in a Western?

You tell me. Is that a Nylon brush in that hand? The movie this comes from was set in 1865. I know... I know. Endless loops of gaffs and goofs. No. Not looking for trouble. Those are Clint's ...
1
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1answer
4k views

What is the translation of the song in 40-Year-Old Virgin?

I'm not googling any of this stuff, but if you've seen the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin you know what I'm referring to. The woman with the blond hair that was almost a crew-cut, the boss at the tech ...
2
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2answers
534 views

Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
1
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2answers
116 views

Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?

As part of introduction to the setting, we're shown a live conference as part of The Novak Element. They obviously wanted to show citizens of the US how the military robots help securing Teheran. ...
2
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1answer
437 views

B movie about some girls chased by men in the woods

I saw this movie like 15 years ago. The plot was something like this: some girls were traveling with a bus through some woods. I think it was a cheerleader team or something like that. They encounter ...
0
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1answer
331 views

Looking for this movie about a purple potion

I've been looking for a certain movie from my childhood for 18+ years now. Most of my memories of the movie is very hazy. It's set in high school or college. It has to do with a purple (I think that ...
11
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2answers
431 views

What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?

In The Silence of the Lambs, when Clarice is looking around Fredrica Bimmel's room she finds a dress with diamond patterns on it: What does this mean? Was buffalo bill in that house? Or did it just ...
2
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1answer
142 views

Children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade

The short (from the late 70's or early 80's, I think) was about video game addiction and had children scamming people trying to get quarters for the arcade. I remember one kid claiming it was for ...
3
votes
1answer
968 views

Is it normal in USA/UK to use the phone while driving?

In the TV series 24 you can see Jack Bauer, an American, driving a car around in London while he is talking on the phone with someone. One hand is holding the phone. Here in Germany this is not ...

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