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54 views

Short film about science fiction writers in a modernist sculpture garden [closed]

The film is a series of conversations between famous science fiction authors, played by amatuer Scandanavian actors. The language is English, and the film shot in a very modernist public space such as ...
3
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1answer
86 views

Why does the Inn Keeper feel wronged?

In Les Misérables the Inn keeper follows Valjean after he takes Cosette. He's paid VERY well for her. He never really liked her anyway. Why is he so determined to track and (I'm not even sure what, ...
2
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1answer
163 views

How does CMR work exactly?

I would like to know the actual facts from the TV-show. How come Alec Sadler immediately 'tunes in' to Keira's CMR? Was he always listening? If so what wireless medium (in the spectrum) and ...
63
votes
2answers
17k views

How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?

It always makes me wonder how do they place the cameras and crew members while filming a scene which is opposite to a reflecting object, such as mirror. Because, when filming the reflected objects we ...
19
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4answers
660 views

Why didn't Doc and Marty buy “petrol” in 1885?

There was a refined petroleum product called "petrol" available as far back as 1870 which was used (among other things) to kill lice nits and as a solvent. When internal combustion engines were being ...
7
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2answers
1k views

Thieves steal gold by melting it through a hole?

Which Movie is this? I remember the opening scene where the thieves make a hole under a bank vault and then heat the gold till it melts down into a trailer placed underneath. I cannot remember what ...
2
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0answers
210 views

What movie are they watching in “Playing for Keeps”? [closed]

In Playing for Keeps, George (Gerard Butler) and his boy are watching a monster movie on TV. Can anyone identify what movie this is?
4
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2answers
501 views

Is there any plan for the DC comic's superhero crossover movie?

I like the crossover movies like Alien Vs Predator, Avengers etc. But I want to know if there is any plan for the DC comic character crossover film such as Justice League. Where we can see Superman, ...
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2answers
433 views

Why does Umbridge always wear pink dresses?

In Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge always seems to be wearing pink color dresses. Is there any significance for this?
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4answers
572 views

Big boat wrapped by a big octopus

I don't remember anything much about the movie because I watch it when I was little. The movie is about a big boat that was wrap by a big octopus.
2
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0answers
338 views

Boy seeks revenge after his parents are murdered [closed]

Movie I am thinking of came out in the 1980s, and was on HBO when I saw it in 86 or 87; takes place during some sort of war in the present-day or near future US, one that features rival gangs or ...
5
votes
1answer
365 views

What was Benedick and Beatrice's relationship?

Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" added many visual details to the text of the play. One of these appeared to be a prior sexual relationship between Beatrice and Benedick. However, it's not exactly ...
1
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0answers
59 views

Heartfire Quotes in Arrested Development

In Arrested Development Season 4, Heartfire is sometimes subtitled while she is not facing the screen. Is there any list of her dialog that I may read?
2
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0answers
73 views

Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
4
votes
1answer
547 views

Is there any cornetto reference in Hot Fuzz?

So everyone knows about the Cornetto trilogy by now namely these three movies. Shaun of the dead. Hot Fuzz. The World's end. I saw that Simon pegg's character grabs a Cornetto from the Indian ...
27
votes
4answers
83k views

What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
8
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1answer
846 views

Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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votes
1answer
144 views

What is the main genre of “hacking” films?

What is the main genre of "hacking" films which have hackers as characters in the film, e.g., "Die Hard 4" or "Nikita"? I tried to look up the genre of them but they are just Action | Crime | ...
15
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3answers
653 views

How does Borden do The Transported Man after his date with Sarah?

At the end of Alfred Borden's first date with Sarah, he asks her if he could come into her apartment for a cup of tea. When she says that the landlord would not allow it, Borden jokes that a small ...
24
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4answers
29k views

Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
53
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5answers
9k views

Is there any definitive evidence that Teddy was or was not crazy?

The ending of the film Shutter Island is purposely ambiguous, with two different interpretations: Teddy was crazy, and the whole movie was part of a role-play therapy. There is a conspiracy to ...
2
votes
2answers
224 views

Thriller about a woman with a recurring memory

Can anyone help me remember a 1940's film about a woman with a recurring memory. There is a scene in an auction and she ends up going to a lighthouse and goes up some stairs using a hidden door. She ...
9
votes
4answers
783 views

What is the purpose or meaning behind the Hot Rod in the Iron Man series?

In several scenes in both Iron Man 1 & 2, we see several references and scenes to Hot Rods throughout both movies. Whether it be the screen savers on the computers, Tony constantly working on ...
2
votes
1answer
350 views

Movie of alien cop chasing alien criminal on earth

I saw this film in the 80's or as late as 1992. Set in a city in the USA. The alien criminal is a being that takes control of humans (and in one case a dog) by passing from one to the next entering ...
5
votes
1answer
176 views

What's the military purpose of the “my rifle, my gun” drill in Full Metal Jacket?

One of the scenes in the Boot Camp section of Full Metal Jacket has the recruits marching their barracks holding their rifle in one hand and their crotch in the other, chanting "This is my rifle, this ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Why does General Zod need armor in the Man of Steel film?

General Zod seems like he's wearing substantial armor in the Man of Steel trailers. Is that something that rips off when he receives the first Kryptonian punch, is it tougher than human armor because ...
4
votes
1answer
163 views

A movie in which martial arts plays a major role

I have seen a movie quite some time ago in the local channel. It was dubbed movie in the local language, so they kept the movie name as Martial Arts. But I don't think this is the real name of the ...
24
votes
3answers
2k views

Boy sent to a mental asylum for teenagers where he falls in love

I watched one movie when I was a boy, around 18 years ago maybe and I did not know the name nor the name of any actor, even worse it is not a popular movie. I am asking here because years of googling ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

When did we first hear about Rizzo's bouncin' baby boy?

When does Sergeant Rizzo (G.W. Bailey) pour out his entire family lineage? He says that he has a "bouncin' baby boy" named Billy Buba. What episode is this?
15
votes
1answer
679 views

Did the director and editor for House of Cards make aesthetic decisions based on H.264 encoding limitations?

Given that the production team for House of Cards knew the show would be streamed online as the only distribution method, did the directors and editors consider H.264's encoding limitations when ...
2
votes
1answer
338 views

Horror/Thriller Movie With Little Girl and Very Short Obese Middle Aged Woman

My girlfriend watched a live-action horror/thriller movie on television in the early 1990's and is trying to figure out the name of it. All she remembers is that there was a little girl around 8 to 10 ...
2
votes
3answers
429 views

Movie that repeatedly starts at the end and rewinds ten minutes

What movie starts at the end and then rewinds about 10 minutes and then starts again at the end and rewinds a further 10 minutes etc?
2
votes
1answer
159 views

What are the names of the two shuttles and which missions were they on?

What is the name of the space shuttle used in the Space Cowboys launch scenes? Which mission is that from? What is the name of the space shuttle used in the landing scenes? Which mission is that ...
3
votes
2answers
338 views

Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?

While reading this article, I noticed the throw-away line at the end which states that the new Star Wars film due for release in 2015 will be in 3D. Granted, I understand that most of the tent-pole ...
0
votes
1answer
296 views

Drama about a surrogate mother who falls in love with a doctor

I'm trying to identify a drama movie about a woman who met a couple in an accident and agreed to be their surrogate and carry their baby to get money. She falls in love with a doctor without telling ...
6
votes
1answer
373 views

Why was princess Leia not executed?

In the 1977 movie, Star Wars Episode IV, orders to excecute the princess are given several times. Once an order to execute her "immediately" but still she was not executed and was later rescued. Why ...
7
votes
2answers
322 views

What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...
9
votes
2answers
3k views

What happened at the end of Rocky?

It's been sometime since I saw Rocky, but I remember being confused by the ending. The fight ends by both of them grabbing each other, and the referee pulling them apart. Rocky then goes looking for ...
6
votes
2answers
168 views

Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
1
vote
2answers
64 views

Knowing more about Santiago

Jessup keeps saying that Santiago's death is important to save many other lives. I didn't get it. I wish somebody could explain this to me. Moreover, if he was so weak, how come he got recruited for ...
8
votes
1answer
434 views

Why didn't Tony Stark summon his other suits earlier?

In Iron Man 3, when the Mark 42 (a prototype) takes an unconscious Tony Stark to Tennessee. There he tries to repair the suit, but fails. And must take a car back to California, Miami and make some ...
2
votes
1answer
315 views

How did the glove save Tony Stark?

After Tony Stark was caught in debris under the sea, Jarvis detaches the glove from the suit and takes the hand of Tony (by controlling the glove), pulling him out of his death trap. How this is ...
18
votes
4answers
18k views

Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

Every time Frodo put on the ring the Eye of Sauron could see where he was and almost see into his soul as well. Frodo appeared to suffer hugely when he put the ring on. Bilbo was able to turn ...
8
votes
3answers
6k views

How does Superman accelerate when he flies in Man of Steel?

As per the storyline, it is said that Superman is able to fly because of earth's low gravity. But how is he able to control the speed at which he flies? How can he hover or accelerate at any given ...
9
votes
1answer
614 views

How can Adamantium be cut?

I understand the Adamantium is hard to break. I get the idea of normal metal not able to break it since they are not as hard as Adamantium, I also understand that perhaps when Adamantium hit ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Is there real connection between The Machinist and Dostoyevsky's books?

I've asked myself why the imaginary co-worker of Reznik in The Machinist (2004) is called Ivan, and why Reznik himself reads "The Idiot". According to Wikipedia, Ivan is reference to "The Brothers ...
8
votes
1answer
237 views

How did John Carter survive on Mars?

In the movie John Carter, he (John Carter) is able to jump high because of low gravity but how does he survive there if the atmosphere is so different than Earth's?
4
votes
1answer
132 views

TV series about futuristic earth where brutal ruler rules

I remember watching a TV series on Bindass or its sister channel about a Futuristic earth (looks like de-evolved) in Hindi dubbed language may be 5-6 years ago. Where a Brutal King rules a large land. ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Radar's Hat's resting place

In the T.V. series M*A*S*H Radar does something with his hat. I'm wondering what he does with that hat that finishes one of the Leaving episodes.
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Why was Dawson not called to testify?

Why was Dawson not called to testify that he was ordered to operate Code Red?

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