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How long has Alice been fighting the Umbrella Corporation?

I'm looking for the in-universe answer to "How long has Alice (as Alice or her clones) been fighting against the Umbrella Corporation?"
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Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?

I don't know if Gus Van Sant has admitted it but it seems clear that this movie has been inspired by the shooting in Columbine High School. Is there a link between this event and an elephant? Why is ...
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What style of make up does Dethklok wear when performing?

On the show Metalocalypse the band Dethklok usually wears a specific make-up style when performing their shows. It appears as white skin tones with blacked out eyes and ash around the eye black. Is ...
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What factors go into determining what trailers are played before movies?

As we all know, the most exciting part of seeing a movie is the trailers of upcoming movies before the actual film (note, this is coming from an American point of view, I am uncertain if this occurs ...
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What is the reason behind choosing a different character for Legacy

Coming from someone who has only watched the Bourne series and never read the books, it came as a great surprise to me that Jeremey Renner is playing a different character in The Bourne Legacy. Is ...
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Are the fictitious names “Initech” and “Initrode” a play on words?

In the comedy "Officespace", the protagonist works for a company called "Initech". At the end of the film, his co-workers take jobs at a competing company called "Initrode". It seems that these names ...
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Was the 2012 Finnish film Iron Sky shown in full in Germany despite the multiple uses of Swastikas?

The Nazi comedy-satire movie Iron Sky features numerous swastikas throughout - on uniforms, buildings, artworks etc. As per German law post-war: The German and Austrian postwar criminal code ...
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Man who kisses the daughters of the boss of the branch office he's sent to close

I'm looking for a British TV show set in the 1930s maybe (?), only has a few episodes. The man kisses all three of the manager's daughters in various charming British misunderstandings, once sitting ...
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Why does Folger give Muir a confused look in this scene at the end of Spy Game?

It's the last 5 minutes of the movie. See clip @approx 0:08. Someone in the room: "Are we done here?" Harker: "Non-disclosure agreement." Muir quickly signs the NDA. Folger: ...
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Title of late WW2 British (probably propaganda) film set in Canterbury

I'm trying to find the title of a short British film which is probably propaganda, filmed in Canterbury in the UK towards the end of WW2, and was called something like "They Came Back", "We've Come ...
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How did Angier know not to appear in The Prestige?

In The Prestige, the secret to Angier's 'disappearing man' trick is that he is effectively cloned while teleporting, and the original Angier is drowned when disappearing under the stage. When Alfred ...
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In the pit in The Dark Knight Rises, where was the rope tied?

The rope hanging in the pit has the end tied up near the top of the well, or somewhere around midway. So why didn't the climbers directly used the rope to climb rather than climbing manually? Is this ...
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Did any character in “A Scanner Darkly” resemble Philip K. Dick himself?

The ends of the book and movie versions of "A Scanner Darkly" list people author Philip K. Dick knew who suffered illnesses due to long-term drug use, and Dick himself is on the list. Indeed, as wiki ...
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How did Lori survive?

During the destruction fo The Fall, we see Quaid and Melina jump off, but I don't recall seeing Lori jump off of the machine. Was there a scene of Lori jumping off and I just missed it somehow? How ...
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Why was plot of Mars replaced in Total Recall (2012)?

Total Recall (2012) and Total Recall (1990) both are loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short-story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. But Mars is the major part of the original story as well as ...
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Why were American accents common?

In Total Recall (2012), most of the world was rendered uninhabitable. Two regions remain habitable, the UK and Australia. So you'd expect accents appropriate to those areas to be common. However, ...
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Is the Kiss of the Dragon a real procedure?

In the movie "Kiss of the Dragon", Jet Li's character stabs the main villain in the neck, which causes him to suffer quadriplegia, and once removed, to have an incredibly painful looking anerysym. ...
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Looking for last name of bald, muscular, dead action star named Bryan

I am having a surprisingly difficult time trying to find the last name of an actor. He was a large, muscular white actor who was frequently bald (the kind who might play a scary inmate). I am more ...
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What did they use to make the Jetsons flying car sound effects?

How did the Foley artist make the futuristic Jetson flying car sounds in 1962?
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What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?

After Bruce and Miranda shared an intimate moment, they cuddled by the fire. At one point, Miranda gets up and we are given a clear shot of some form of branding on her skin. It wasn't clear to me ...
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What kind of Replicant is Deckard?

So, the end result of about 19 different versions of Blade Runner seems to be that all indicators point to Deckard being a Replicant himself. If you do indeed hold to this theory, what was the ...
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How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?

Okay so after watching The Dark Knight Rises, I spent a bit of time thinking about the film, at first I didn't get it. I understood the storyline but this major plot flaw/continuity error really ...
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Why does Alfred leave in The Dark Knight Rises?

Alfred leaves Bruce, telling him that he has buried enough members of the Wayne family. But, Bruce has been running around all this time as Batman. I think the odds of him being killed are pretty ...
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At the end of the movie, does Aunt May know Peter Parker is Spiderman?

When he gives Aunt May the eggs he was supposed to bring earlier, he is clearly injured but Aunt May does not suggest that he is Spider-man. (At least that's what I remember) However, after Gwen goes ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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Why did Peaches' mom hang on the tree?

In the middle of the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Peaches' mom asked Peaches to go to sleep. Then, she hung on the tree. This particular scene was quite strange and confused me pretty badly, ...
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If you commit a crime your punishment is premature aging

I remember seeing a movie back when I was a kid that revolved around the idea of a punishment that revolved around "age payment." If you committed a horrendous crime, rather than lock you up, they ...
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“She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me”

In Casablanca, when Rick says this to Laszlo: She tried everything to get them, and nothing worked. She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me, but that was all over ...
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779 views

Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?

When Brandt captures Preston he shouts to witnesses about how the cleric has been caught etc which seems to be a clear case of pride. Also, I seem to remember when Preston is being interviewed and is ...
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What type of leader is Bane?

Bane appears to be an incredibly effective leader, commanding dozens or perhaps even hundreds of criminal underlings in a successful campaign to capture Gotham and hold the entire city hostage for ...
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Fox's analysis of the Bat

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Fox examines the Bat and finds out that an auto-pilot had been installed. This seems to me a bit strange, because we have seen the Bat carrying the bomb far from ...
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In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?

Toward the end of Dark Knight Rises, the biggest city in the United States has been held hostage for nearly five months. Bane has threatened to destroy the city via nuke if anyone leaves the city. ...
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What was the third gag in the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama?

In the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama, they broke the episode up into three segments, each of which used a different style. The first one was in an old-fashioned Max Fleischer style and the main ...
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Is Eisenheim's sword illusion realistic?

Eisenheim performs a sword illusion in The Illusionist (2006). Is this illusion realistic? Could it be practiced in real life? ...
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What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?

In For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012), there is a scene in the first half of the movie in which a train is robbed by the Cristeros. Padre Vega, who is in command in the scene, asks ...
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Why didn't the fog enter the supermarket in The Mist?

In The Mist (2007), a white fog covers a small town, and a number of residents take refuge in the local supermarket. But the fog stops at the glass windows, never seeping through the cracks around ...
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Teenager gets girl to fall in love with him in order to get revenge on her

I can not remember the title or actors of this movie. It was about a teenage guy trying to get a girl to fall in love with him. When she does, he breaks up with her, supposedly because he wanted to ...
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Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle all the time?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, ...
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Identify this pollution-themed animated TV-series that aired in the early '90s

I watched this show as a child in North America in the early '90s, though it is probably older, and have nothing but vague memories with which to identify it. Thus, anything fitting even one of the ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

With the conclusion of Nolan's Dark Knight movies, we are now able to look at all three movies as a single entity, broken up into three parts (acts, if you will). Is there a specific theme, or set of ...
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How did Talia find her father?

In the great revelation of The Dark Knight Rises, we are shown it was Talia that escaped from The Pit, then brought her father back to rescue her savior, Bane. However, considering the fact that ...
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Where is Commissioner Gordon's family in The Dark Knight Rises?

I likely missed the bit where it's mentioned or not, but I was just curious is there any mention of his family in the movie? I assume his wife and son probably had enough after what happened in The ...
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Name of this psychological thriller?

I've been trying to remember what movie this is and can't find it anywhere on google. All I remember is that it took place in a hospital (or something similar) that had house a certain number of ...
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What career was Troy planning on?

One of the arcs in the TV show Community is what career Troy Barnes is going to pick. In season 1, one of the community college's plumbers tries to encourage Troy to become a plumber. Later the Air ...
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How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?

Here's another aspect from The Dark Knight Rises that I was confused about (at the risk of getting overly picky). During the course of the film, the Gotham PD is trapped by Bane underground, and it ...
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Is it historically true that Ip Man beat a Japanese General in a martial-art match?

In the film Ip Man (2008), Ip Man fights Japanese Army general Miura in a martial arts match and beats him. Is that incident historically true? If not, what was the real incident?
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One Piece: Who is Monkey D Luffy's mom? [closed]

Who is Monkey D Dragon's wife/Luffy's mother? Buggy The Clown mentioned that Silvere Rayliegh is Luffy's uncle. This implies that Rayliegh's sister should be Dragon's wife! Why didn't Eichiro Oda ...
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Was the opening scene in Dark Knight Rises there in the original script?

I know it was a great scene and established where the Dr. came from but it wasn't really necessary. If you take that scene out, Bane's first reveal is in the sewer. Was the opening plane scene an ...
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Explain the plane scene in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the beginning of the film Bane kidnapped a guy from the plane, then he drew blood from the guy he kidnapped. And then throughout the movie I didn't see any news regarding ...

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