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Looking for a movie about a child-like alien?

I rented this movie (or rather my parents rented) from a local video store when I was a kid. It's either late seventies or an eighties movie and all I can remember is rather vague! There's this ...
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Would special effects for early movie patrons seem real?

When I watched The Walking Dead on my 1080i HDTV, the special effects looked seamless. In other words, I knew what I was watching was fake, but it was hard to tell. When I upgraded to a 1080p ...
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1answer
156 views

Action comedy about college students who discover a sound that can induce hallucinations

I believe the movie was produced in the 80's or early 90's. I saw it on a VHS tape that came out of a bargin bin somewhere, so it was probably a pretty bad movie. I don't know if there was a ...
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2answers
178 views

Trying to find this Horror movie

I'm looking for a movie that I just saw the preview for it must be 2-3 years old. The trailer is a group of friends end up in the night of the living dead movie. I think they end up in their favorite ...
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2answers
261 views

The powers of spidey in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there's this one scene in particular where Max Dillon leaves the hospital and goes into a crowded area in search of electricity, at the same time Peter Parker is with Gwen ...
2
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1answer
351 views

Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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1answer
248 views

What are the differences among Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy?

I am not American but I watched a lot of American comedy movies and I noticed something. That is, the types of jokes of Celtic American comedy, Jewish American Comedy and African American comedy are ...
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1answer
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Why does Jake from Adventure Time have inverted eyes?

Regarding Adventure Time, there is a character called Jake the dog. It's always bugged me not knowing why his eyes are white where the pupil should be, and black where the iris should be (i.e. ...
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1answer
2k views

Why human faces are not drawn in old cartoons

This question torments me from childhood. In old cartoons like Tom and Jerry human faces are not drawn. But since 5th volume (not precisely) human faces were introduced. Why? Was it difficult for ...
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1answer
137 views

What is this Japanese gangster/supernatural film?

I'm trying to identify a film I watched about 6-7 years ago. I'm not sure when it was made, but it didn't seem like it would be earlier than the 90s. It was probably Japanese (though possibly ...
5
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1answer
1k views

What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?

In Season 5 Episode 8 of Family Guy (Barely Legal), there is a scene where Meg turns the lamp in her room on and off while spinning the tag on Brian's collar while somebody sings an aria. The context ...
5
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1answer
560 views

Do you know the name of this ghost town movie?

I've been trying to find out the name of a direct to tv movie I watched on cable some years ago, I didn't catch the name of the movie at the time but the plot is something like this: A family of ...
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4answers
331 views

Why was this movie called 'The Brothers Bloom'?

This has bugged me since I saw the movie. Why was the movie called 'The Brothers Bloom'? The brothers are Stephen and Bloom. We are never given their last names and the credits don't show a last ...
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6answers
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...
2
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1answer
123 views

What is the main conflict/problem in “Sleepy Hollow” (1999)? [closed]

Could anyone, kindly, tell me the main conflict in the movie "Sleepy Hollow" from 1999? I've watched the film, but I'm having difficulty in trying to determine exactly what the main conflict is. ...
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1answer
428 views

How did the police find Frank?

In the movie Labor Day (2013), Adele, Frank and Henry were just about to get in the car and leave when the police showed up and took Frank away. My question is how did the police know where Frank was? ...
5
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2answers
136 views

Why was Harry's condition so different from his father's?

In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Harry learns about his genetic illness when his father is dying. A few scenes later he's clearly struggling and later in the film he's very ill. However his father is ...
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1answer
5k views

Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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1answer
409 views

What is the reason some of the characters in Lost are named after enlightenment thinker?

I am now into Season 2 of Lost, and I notice that there are at least two characters in it that have the same name as the thinkers from Enlightenment period, such as John Locke and David Hume. Any ...
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1answer
2k views

What university is Monsters University modeled after?

Is Monsters University modeled after a specific university, and if so, what university? After watching the movie, the campus seems familiar to me, but I can't pick out exactly what it is.
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1answer
109 views

Was Nola really pregnant during the time of her murder?

In the movie Match Point by Woody Allen, the character played by Scarlett Johansson, Nola reveals to Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) she is pregnant and she is not willing to abort the baby. But ...
3
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1answer
134 views

movie about a house that lives off of people

I've been searching everywhere for this with no luck. The movie starts off with a paranormal investigative team going to this house with a big black gate to stay the night and investigate the house. ...
2
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1answer
246 views

Why did they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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1answer
177 views

Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me and Castle which were all released in the late 2000s, it ocurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
2
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2answers
142 views

Story about a boy and other kids who went into jungle to spend holidays

Story begins with a boy(lead character) who went into jungle with other kids and teacher(s) to spend some holidays in jungle. He(lead character) was suffering from some kind of ailment, which made him ...
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3answers
3k views

Who or what are White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones there are some creatures who are found north of the wall called White Walkers. Who are these White Walkers and what do they actually do to their prey or victims? Are they evil ...
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1answer
121 views

TV show about two spies who solve crimes

Hey this is a show i used to watch a few years back. It was about 2 spies & how they solve crimes. They were in training & trained at someplace called the Academy i think. The guy used to have ...
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0answers
183 views

How did Victoria know that Charlotte wouldn't be harmed? (Revenge Season 3 Episode 21)

In Revenge Season 3 Episode 21, (spoilers follow, do not read if you have not watched the above episode) Does anyone know how Victoria know that Charlotte wouldn't be harmed, or can speculate on ...
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1answer
2k views

Boy carves Initials onto turtle shell; years later, turtle is gigantic

Years ago (late 80’s to early 90’s), we watched a movie in which a seaside town is terrorized by a sea-monster which turns out to be a giant turtle. At the very end of the movie, the turtle sinks into ...
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4answers
8k views

Who is the man in the credit scene in The Amazing Spider-Man?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, in the post credit scene Dr. Curt Connors is in a jail cell and he was talking with someone, but his face was never shown in the movie due to shadows. Here is the youtube ...
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1answer
209 views

Movie where “no” means “yes”?

There was a movie where an angel or ghost (something female) was helping a guy get laid and there was a part I remember where she was telling him that "no" means "yes". I don't really remember ...
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2answers
170 views

Film where markings appear on a boys body?

I watched a film a while ago, I don't remember much but it was based on a boy who had markings of some kind on his body. He dies in it. He goes to a house which I think was haunted with either a ...
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1answer
1k views

Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who ring is successful to pollute their heart. Isildur, Sméagol and Boromir are among them. They ...
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7answers
26k views

What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?

While I was watching James Bond 007 - Goldfinger on TV, I remember a lesson I had back in high school. We were learning about how movies are affected/released by what is going on in society. We looked ...
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2answers
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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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1answer
84 views

Struggling to remember the name of a Brit gangster drama series

A British drama series - late 90s / early 2000s - about a gangland family. I think it was set in the 60s. As I recall, when the boss dies, the son and daughter take over the family and disown ...
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1answer
84 views

Gangster's car is modified to be stealthy

A rich gangster who has come into possession some fancy car. He gets the car modified to go into a stealth mode. There are some scenes where the cops are following in a helicopter and lose him when ...
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3answers
490 views

In the Spider-Man films of the last 20 years how do Spider-Man's feet stick to walls?

In the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire they showed close-ups of Peter's hands with the little jagged spikes growing out of his skin, showing that this is how he sticks to surfaces. But how would ...
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1answer
287 views

Woman moves into an apartment, awakes a vampire and falls in love with him

I don't have a whole lot to go on, but I recall watching a movie in my early childhood (i.e. early '90s) about a woman who moved into a new apartment and subsequently awoke a vampire who she later ...
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1answer
181 views

Animation film (or tv show) where children run around to build a castle with gargoyles

I remember watching a particular scene when I was a kid (late 90s or early 2000s) where a few kids are asked by a wizard or sorcerer to run in the air. As they are running blocks are raised to their ...
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0answers
445 views

Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Analysis, Interpretations and randomness

Tetsuo is an Experimental Movie released in 1989 by Japanese director Shin'ya Tsukamoto. The score of the movie was composed by Chu Ishikawa and is inspired by the german pioneer bands in ...
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8answers
6k views

“Happiness is only real when shared”

IN the 2007's movie Into The Wild, Chris abandons society and starts living in a forest. In the end when he is dying his last words are "Happiness is only real when shared" So was it a mistake to ...
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2answers
189 views

Looking for a film about handling sadness to compare to the novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami [duplicate]

For a school assignment, I need to write an essay comparing the novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami to a film with a similar theme. Over the course of the novel, the main character is torn with ...
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1answer
135 views

Was the William H. Macy character part of the con?

In the David Mamet movie House of Games, Mike (Joe Mantegna) lures Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) into their circle by proving a small con at the Western Union Office. He explains that the basic idea ...
4
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2answers
1k views

In Casino Royale, what Exactly does Bond say at this moment?

After checking out some guys like Alex Dimitrios and Le Chiffre using M's credential's, he gets out in the Evening to play poker with the Alex. But, before starting his game he says something to two ...
2
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0answers
121 views

Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
2
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1answer
138 views

Meaning of “I filled a river, and now all thoughts are sacred and pure” in Kung Fu Hustle

In the movie, just before the street musicians block Sing and Bone's view of a pretty lady walking down the street, Bone sounds like he says "I filled a river, and now all thoughts are sacred and ...
3
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1answer
535 views

Why did they rob the French bank?

I see why Tressler and Elkhorn were robbed and why Thaddeus was framed, but I don't get why a French bank was robbed. The only hint I got from the movie was "they delivered the note" and that makes no ...
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1answer
139 views

Sunglasses quote

I'm searching for a movie with a quote about sunglasses. The quote goes something like: Nobody is wearing sunglasses in closed rooms. Except perverts and blind people. It might be a Guy Ritchie ...
0
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1answer
104 views

What is the name of the song in Farscape S03E21? [closed]

I've been trying to find the name and composer of the song used in the final scenes of Farscape Season 3, Episode 21 when the Command Carrier is imploding and Scorpious is walking up the staircase. ...

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