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A Frankenstein Bride type movie

I have never been able to figure out which movie I saw, must have been early 70's on TV. I was very young and it scared the beejeezus out of me. May be black and white. Dr Frankenstein creates a ...
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What do Majid's son and Pierrot discuss at the end?

I watched the French film, Caché, because it received unanimous positive reviews and Roger Ebert added this movie to his "Great Movies" list. But I am still not clear about the ending, though, I ...
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How was the final episode of Do No Harm intended?

Was the final episode of Do No Harm written with the knowledge that it would be the final episode of the series, or with the intention that it was the final episode of the season? If you have seen ...
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1answer
651 views

What 80's movie am I thinking of?

This is all I remember: There are Dwarf/Elves/Gnomes that resemble the ones from the Movie Legend w/ Tom Cruise. NOT GUMP the Fairy. The other ones and a guy who was with them. It was a 80's fantasy ...
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Did Andy Dufresne use more than one pickaxe to escape from Shawshank?

In Shawshank Redemption, Andrew Dufresne ordered the pickaxe through Red, which he then used for 19 years to pick a hole through the wall. Did Andy order multiple pickaxes? Its seems impossible to ...
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490 views

Why don't the people in Laketown just relocate?

If the people in Laketown in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug really do fear Smaug, why don't they just relocate to a far away place?
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Is there a third Holmes sibling?

In His Last Vow, Mycroft is questioned about his feelings for Sherlock and he says "Don't be absurd. I'm not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other one." ...
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423 views

Intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves

What is the name of a TV serial or movie that had a group of intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves? As far as I can remember, the drivers were law-enforcers. They also had a big custom ...
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What was the virtual reality research that was used to produce the movie A.I.?

Years ago, I watched a documentary / behind the scenes on the movie A.I. (2001). It explained that the scenes in town were generated by putting markers on the ceiling. Each camera had an attached ...
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Does Resurrection have a clear end? [closed]

I don't want to start watching the series "Resurrection" if it has no clear plot direction or conclusion. I've been burned by the likes of "Lost" and I don't want to go through that again. Is ...
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1answer
108 views

Movie about a father and his 2 sons

I am trying to help my friend to find a movie she saw long ago. This is what she told me about "the mysterious" film: It's American, years 2005-2011... 2 brothers and father were living in the ...
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1answer
1k views

Identify an 80's movie about a gun that makes people freeze in place

I feel like this is the only movie remnant from my childhood that I haven't been able to pin down. I have only vague memories from the movie, but what I recall is that it centers around a new ...
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215 views

Query about business discussion in “City of Angels” episode of Arrow

I'm fully aware this might be pushing the boundaries of what is an acceptable question, given that it's about an economics issue rather than the show itself, but here goes: I've been watching the ...
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1answer
754 views

How Accurate is House of Cards to real life?

How accurate is the issues in House of Cards to real life with Congress? In other words, with how Frank gets people to vote for his cause, how Remy buys people, and how Jacky is a backstabber is ...
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2answers
14k views

Why and how did sherlock fake his death? [duplicate]

At the end of the second season of Sherlock (from BBC 1), we see that sherlock tries to fake his death. The next session begins with an explanation of his method (using a rope and Moriarty's corpse). ...
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1answer
298 views

Plot behind Ros and Joffrey

At the end of Season 3 Episode 8, we see the prostitute Ros tied to the bedpost, her body riddled with arrows and Joffrey seated on a couch holding the long-bow. Although we are well aware of ...
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1answer
394 views

To which degree were Spaghetti Westerns influenced by Italian Neorealism?

After the chaos of WWII and the Mussolini-government the largely devastated Italian film industry developed the so-called Italian Neorealism, which distanced itself from the epic studio productions ...
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617 views

Big Bang Theory prop

Big Bang Theory is full of interesting props. It's a pastime of mine to try to identify odd props in shows and movies. This one has me stymied. It is in the rarely seen set of Sheldon's bedroom. I've ...
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2answers
238 views

Name of film in which some boy built spaceship

I saw some film on Disney Channel years ago. It was about one boy and his relative, who built spaceship to deliver some package to another ship which was in the space. When they tested the ship, it ...
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2answers
3k views

What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
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0answers
437 views

Is Kishōtenketsu a viable narrative structure for a science fiction film? [closed]

If you don’t know what Kishōtenketsu is, it is basically a type of narrative structure used mostly in China and Japan and consisting of four parts: Ki (起?): Topic toss or introduction, what ...
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1answer
121 views

WWII comedy with two GIs in a basement

Two GIs are in the basement of a European house with a butler. They finally decide to escape. They escape to a movie set of WWII and find out that the war is over. They go to LA and write a book and ...
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6answers
5k views

What does the “keep the fruit” term mean in Casino Royale?

In Casino Royale, when everyone orders Bond's martini cocktail, Felix Leiter, the CIA agent, says to the bartender "keep the fruit". What was he trying to say? What fruit is he referring to? Also was ...
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3answers
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Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid?

A couple of days ago I watched this new musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Here's one question that puzzles me: Why was Beca's riff-off considered invalid? What "it" did they need to match and how? I've ...
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3answers
392 views

Doctor enters the minds of coma patients

I am trying to find the title of a movie about coma recovery. A scientist notices that the EEG/brainwaves of several coma patients are starting to sync. He is able to enter their mind by going into a ...
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0answers
82 views

What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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3answers
6k views

Does Bane's voice change in this scene because of plot?

There's a part in The Dark Knight Rises that's stumped me, where it sounds like Bane's voice is suddenly and significantly changed -- beyond his normal post-production mask-speak. It sticks out so ...
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1answer
58 views

Film involving adventure and a lone individual on quest [closed]

I want to watch a movie that has a similar structure to the bourne series- any recommendations.
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1answer
202 views

What was the function of the Cop Uniforms?

In True Detective Episode 4, an undercover Cohle is made to prove his criminality by assisting Ginger and the Iron Crusaders lift a crack den, resulting in THAT sequence... But why do the Iron ...
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2answers
450 views

Why CSI members always use flashlight to examine a crime scene?

I usually watch CSI a lot with my wife so we have this question: When they start to seek for evidences they always use flashlights, even when they are in a room that has no energy suppression. I ...
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1answer
37 views

Did Zorba the Greek borrow a section from Don Quixote?

I watched Zorba the Greek last night; I am currently re-reading Don Quixote (actually creating a paragraph-by-paragraph Spanish/English edition). Is the scene from Zorba the Greek where the beautiful ...
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2answers
2k views

Why is 'Segen' reluctant to provide her real name?

In World War Z, the Israeli soldier that Gerry rescues introduces herself as Segen, which I see is simply Hebrew for the rank of lieutenant. Why is she reluctant to provide her real name? Is she ...
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1answer
133 views

How did Ben Richards Know Sub Zero's name in The Running Man

How did Ben Richards know Subzero's name in The Running Man Hey Killian, here is subzero, now, plain zero. I can't imagine they had TV in prison, and he never had the chance to watch an episode ...
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321 views

Are Greg House's Life Lessons Accurate? [closed]

Some of Gregory House's life lessons regarding people throughout the TV show House M.D. are, from memory: Everyone lies. Everyone is an idiot. Parents mess up their kids, regardless of being a good ...
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1answer
2k views

Flooded quarry monster revealed to be excavator

Looking for the name of this movie that I believe is from the 1980s. There is an abandoned quarry that is filled with water. A couple of kids are playing around it and discover there is something in ...
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2answers
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Theme from the short-lived series “Girls Club”

What was the theme song in David E. Kelley's short-lived TV series Girls Club? According to Wikipedia the opening theme is "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Laura Dawn", but ...
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1answer
366 views

Identify a sci-fi movie about intelligent aliens who attack an outpost

I remember watching a movie a while ago about "intelligent" dog like aliens with like a spike or weapons in their tail (like a chimera) who had their home planet colonized by humans. The humans ...
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2answers
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What did Riddick do with the venom?

At the beginning of Riddick the eponymous protagonist grabs one of the smaller mud-crawling beasts in order to collect some of its venom. He then constructs his own home-made injector and injects it ...
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4answers
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Unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed?

I just discovered the anime Genocyber. The Wikipedia states that it breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed. So I was wondering if this rule ...
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2answers
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What is the joke that Alfred knows in Batman Begins?

In Batman Begins, on his birthday, when Bruce Wayne, leaves just about his party is about to start, to save Rachel, he asks Alfred to engage the guests with a joke "Tell them that joke you know". What ...
4
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1answer
210 views

Rural man builds A-frame house in 1980s New York City, vandals burn it down

This house is completely out of place in early 1980s New York City and the man faces many hardships in finishing the construction. It is burned down by a gang of criminals known to the builder as it ...
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1answer
469 views

german movie about female assassin who frames a man

The movie takes place in Germany, they visit Cologne. The movie was filmed probably around 2005 or 2006. The killer is a woman with long dark hair and uses a bow and arrow at some point. She's a good ...
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1answer
315 views

Two teenage girls set out to prove that their principal is a murderer

I can't remember the name of this movie but it's based around two teenage girls who live close to each other and communicate through walkie talkies when at their own homes. I think one is called Jane. ...
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372 views

Last scene: a man is killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him

In which movie is a man killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him? Also his friend is a dentist who starts to believe that the main character is involved in a conspiracy and then the ...
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1answer
219 views

What's on Rose's shoulder when she's contemplating suicide (Titanic)?

What's this black semicircle thing on Rose's left shoulder (scene where she's prepping to jump off Titanic)? It almost looks like a fake eyelash. It disappears after this shot, and afterward, is ...
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2answers
2k views

What software was used to make the LEGO Movie?

So I've just seen The LEGO Movie and I was amazed at the intricate details of all the minifigures and sets. I was wondering if anyone knows what software was used to create the film. Animal Logic, ...
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1answer
389 views

Who is this actress?

I have already tried to search her other pics, but, unfortunately, I don't know what her name is.
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1answer
979 views

Why is Rake Called Rake?

Simple question. I have seen no reference to why the show is called Rake. The main character is not named anything that even resembles Rake. He does not work for a landscaping company. Does anyone ...
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2answers
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Was it standard for studios to design/print posters for short films?

I'm able to find some movie posters on Google for old Disney shorts (the Mickey Mouse ones that ran 10 minutes or less), but not all of them. And I'm not entirely sure why it's hit and miss... was it ...
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1answer
107 views

Parallel Universe in Fringe

Fringe presents a wonderful concept of existence of a parallel universe. In one episode, Walter explains how the choices made by the people affect the lives in parallel universes. Of course, with time ...

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