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Was “Democratic Republic of China” a mistake, or deliberate?

In the episode "The First Lesson" of "Mind Your Language", Chung Su-Lee says that she's from the "Democratic Republic of China". However, in real life, China is called the People's Republic of China. ...
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What was the name of the turn-into-by-touching character in “The Last Starfighter”?

The movie "The Last Starfighter" from 1984, featuring a kid getting sent on a mission by winning at a video game, had a character (a parasite?) which touched him, gave him a shock, and then after a ...
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116 views

Why do people refer to Larry as 'Doc'?

On Inherent Vice, the protagonist is called Larry, but everyone calls him 'Doc'? Why do they do that? At first I thought he was actually a doctor (a stoned one), but then I saw he was working as a ...
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116 views

TV-Show (maybe Movie) where four fathers/forefathers was a plot point

I'm looking for a TV Show, possibly a movie. Unfortunately I remember very little about it, not even if it was live action or animated. The one thing I do remember is that there was a plot point ...
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2answers
687 views

Why did Merlin give Lancelot the edge-of-space mission?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Merlin knew Lancelot (Roxy) Yet when Merlin comes up with his great plan, he sends Lancelot to the space and Eggsy to the bunker. Why does he do that? That doesn't ...
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519 views

What is this movie featuring hopping vampires?

This was an asian kung fu movie and I distinctly remember a scene where these hopping vampires are hopping towards our heroes in a graveyard. They're doing all this elaborate kung fu to attach these ...
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What lead to Don and Betty getting divorced on Mad Men?

Through the first three seasons of Mad Men, Don and Betty's relationship (and Don's indiscretions) are a primary focus. What factors contributed to the dissolving their marriage?
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204 views

Mad Max - salvation of the Citadel?

The final act of 2015's Mad Max is concerned with a race back to the citadel, where Furiosa and her party remark that as all war parties are out hunting, the Citadel is relatively undefended, with ...
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1answer
49 views

The Khan's impression of Marco's description of his desert

During the TV-show Marco Polo, when the Khan asks for the Polo's description of his desert, they gave a bland and stunted account, describing it as a "sea of death" and finding not a bird in sight. It ...
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144 views

Is Frank in 'Frank' autistic?

I just saw the movie Frank and really liked it. The mask (which I understand could be a hyperbole of this situation) being the least of a reason why I am asking this, the most being his communication ...
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200 views

What was Joss Whedon's budget for Much Ado About Nothing?

Joss Whedon has been quoted "Whatever you're thinking, it's less", but has anyone placed a specific dollar figure on the budget of his Much Ado About Nothing? If not, can someone here make a ...
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592 views

A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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297 views

Is Toothless male or female?

In the movie How to Train your Dragon, the sex of the Night Fury Toothless is never mentioned (or I must have missed if it is). In either case, is Toothless a male or a female, and why?
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128 views

What was the recording order for How I Met Your Mother?

I know that the scene with the kids in the finale of How I Met Your Mother had all been recorded a while back as a way to make sure they looked the dame throughout the series, and I know the ending ...
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1answer
511 views

A wild comedy of 3 fat black guys from 20 years ago

I rememeber a wild comedy with 3 fat black guys. This was somewhere in the late 80s or the beginning of the 90s. I remember one scene in particularly where they were arrested, thrown into a police ...
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91 views

BBC2 Children's Math show early 2000s

It was a bbc 2 show, late 90s/early 2000s about Maths/Numbers/Money and I remember it being themed around a royal court and would end with an orphan boy singing a song which included the lyric 'if you ...
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29 views

CBS, Capes and Pigeonholing?

For Comicbook to live action adaptations, the 1970's presents a few notable milestones of which Today's Superhero Media empires lineage can be traced. Remarkably, CBS retains the highest pedigree for ...
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3answers
6k views

Did Mike's granddaughter get Mike's money?

When Mike died in Breaking Bad, did the DEA confiscate his money, or did his granddaughter inherit it?
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4answers
2k views

80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
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2answers
181 views

What is “homegrown nana”

In From Paris with Love there is a scene where Charlie Wax gets served mint tea by an old man. He then asks how he make his own tea just as good and the old man replies something like "You can't, it ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

In Primer there is a secondary character named Thomas Granger that the two main characters Aaron and Abe come in contact with. Apparently he is the father of Abe's girlfriend Rachel and is head of ...
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2answers
3k views

What happened to the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park?

I went to Jurassic World last night and it left me with a question. Jurassic world is on the same island (from the looks of it) as Jurassic Park so where did those other dinosaurs from the previous ...
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1answer
155 views

Why are there so many Shark based monster movies these days?

Other than Jaws and maybe that movie with LL Cool J and Samuel L Jackson, I can't really think of many shark monster/horror movies. But suddenly it seems to me that there is a new shark monster movie ...
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574 views

If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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1answer
901 views

Why did Michael need a tattoo which is a pictorial charade for “Christina Rose” (his own mother's name)

In Season 2 of Prison Break Agent Mahone finds out that Michael's last plan is related to this tattoo which contains a picture of Jesus Christ in a Rose, by which he concludes that this is his ...
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65 views

What is the original English title of this documentary?

I have this documentary voiced-over in French named "Survivre l'Apocalypse" and I can't find the original English version of it. I was hesitating but I got advised ...
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1answer
120 views

Animated movie about mice

I remember a movie from childhood and I wanted to look it up, but I've forgotten most of the details! Here's what I remember: It's animated It's about mice I think the mice are Italian? The mice ...
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0answers
176 views

Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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65 views

Old Alien/Monster movie, Help [duplicate]

Okay bear with me, i saw this movie atleast 10-15 years ago on tv. As far as i can remember there is a monster in a house, i think a party was going on. Well the monster can absorb and look like ...
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1answer
82 views

Who does Justice Ashland represent in the West Wing?

It is said that the West Wing responds to some of the issues that came up in the Clinton and Bush Presidencies. In particular, the MS represents Clinton's Lewinsky Scandal, and the episode Isaac and ...
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1answer
193 views

How much does a staff writer make on a TV show?

How does salary work when writing for television? I'm talking about a standard network sitcom or drama like Modern Family or Castle. Is it a traditional salary, or is payment based on work turned in? ...
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457 views

What is the Resolution of 35mm film?

There is a lot of talk about 6k resolution from the Epic Dragon by RED, and of course there are 4k TVs now, but I'm wondering what actual film, 35mm particularly has a resolution equivalency of, if it ...
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1answer
74 views

Could someone confirm this filming location?

I was watching Hannibal, and thought I recognized the museum from a visit to Toronto years ago (which is where I know they film most of the show). The episode is called "Naka-choko", but I couldn't' ...
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1answer
113 views

A question about the performance of Al Pacino in Jack and Jill

In Jack and Jill, there is a YouTube video of Al Pacino having a nervous breakdown. In that video, what play is he doing? It seems like Shakespeare to me but which play of Shakespeare is it? And when ...
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47 views

This documentary on the planet earth?

I'mm looking for a documentary that I believe was a series of episodes which started within the last 5 years. In the premiere for the first episode they were showing the bottom of the ocean around ...
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1answer
2k views

Has the pronunciation of Arya Stark's name changed?

In the first few series of Game of Thrones Arya's name was pronounced Arryah (leading to her name 'arry). However towards the end of series four (particularly the fight with Brienne and The Hound) ...
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1answer
277 views

Children's movie where two girls chase a ball into the woods and they meet father time. Half live-action, half animation

Okay so, when I was a kid I watched this movie. It had to be in the late 1980s to early 1990s where two little girls are playing with a ball and the ball ends up in the woods. So the girls chase it ...
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4k views

Are Stone Men suffering from greyscale?

During season 5 of Game of Thrones we see that some Stone Men attack Jorah Mormont and Tyrion and now Jorah is also converting into Stone Man. His skin is becoming black and hard. At the same time ...
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0answers
146 views

Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?

Specifically, I'm looking for a schedule or list of all made-for-tv Lifetime movies that have premiered to date, in 2015. Is there some hidden calendar or schedule on their website? Can this ...
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6answers
3k views

Why does Jeanie help Ferris out at the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

One thing I have never understood about one of my favorite movies, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off": why does Jeanie decide to help Ferris out at the end of the movie and save him from being busted by Mr. ...
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0answers
95 views

Does the Film Drive Have a Cameo from the star of Maniac Cop

The Film Drive has the Below image: Is this an uncredited Cameo from Laurene Landon, the star of the Maniac cop films? It looks like her, and Refn has gone on record as saying he is a fan of those ...
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1answer
190 views

Why are spikes used in the movie Troy?

I recently happened to watch the movie Troy and I noticed something peculiar. When the Trojans learnt of the Greek army sailing to Troy, they set about preparing for a battle. And one of the first ...
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1answer
112 views

What is the name of this “character suddenly has expert knowledge” trope?

What is this called? The trope where, in some episode, a character suddenly has advanced, expert knowledge in a field that they have never mentioned, especially something almost out of character for ...
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2answers
419 views

Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" ...
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1answer
98 views

Movie about a model and a bookshop owner

The movie looks to me like it's from the 90s or from the beginning of 2000s. As I remember it, it happens in Amsterdam, but maybe I'm wrong about. A young girl comes to become a model. There is a ...
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1answer
443 views

What was Saruman's motivation in the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

I have seen all three Hobbit movies and Saruman was a good friend of Gandalf and he even helped him when the Orcs had caught him. I have just seen The Lord of the Rings Part one few days back ...
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4answers
10k views

Who did Rick Grimes shoot at the end of the Season 5 finale?

Clearly, Rick Grimes was asked to shoot someone at the end of the season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. I was unable to tell from the angle who it was that he shot, although it seems as though he was ...
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0answers
36 views

How will online-exclusive media change the landscape of “traditional programming” recognition?

We're experiencing a steady increase of programming being exclusively available on the Internet. I want to better understand how the trend of online-exclusive media will change the awards systems. ...
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1answer
73 views

Have any online-exclusive series won an Emmy?

We're experiencing a steady increase of shows and mini-series being exclusively available on the Internet. Have any won an Emmy (in any category)?
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What is in the Pulp Fiction Briefcase? [duplicate]

I understand that the Briefcase is just a Mcguffin, but I read a long time ago a theory which involved the briefcase containing the stolen soul of Marsellus Wallace. I know this supposedly played into ...

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