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What is the significance of the silver goo in the Matrix?

After Neo takes the red pill, he is sitting on a seat and there is a cracked mirror next to him which starts changing. He touches it and a silver goo starts covering his body. What is the significance ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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832 views

Where do babies come from in The Matrix?

What happens in the real world when two people have a baby in The Matrix? Where do babies come from? Are they humans or AIs? If they're humans how were they conceived? Hasn't this question come up in ...
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315 views

Why does The Bartender have surgery marks?

There is a scene in Predestination where The Bartender shows his surgery marks, as if he was a woman as well. What does this mean?
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Why didn't the machines clear the skies?

In The Matrix, humans blocked machines' access to solar energy. As a substitute power, the machines turned to harvesting the humans' bio electricity, while keeping them trapped in the Matrix. So my ...
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299 views

Anime movie with a virus in Japan

I've watched an anime movie 6-7 years ago. It's about a part of Japan (I don't know exactly). That part of Japan is not infected by the virus/apocalypse and a team of trained military soldiers are ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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413 views

An animated film about assassinating Kim Jong-il

I watched it on TV one or two months ago. I didn't see its beginning nor its title. It's 3D animation. There is a team of American agents. It mentioned something about there are two or three types of ...
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101 views

Did Hugo Cabret and other characters really exist?

In Hugo, forgotten Georges Méliès's life, success and master piece films are revealed to us, but the movie was not just about him. It was about the boy Hugo and all his courageous deeds. My question ...
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What is the technique called when series of events in a film are played in reverse order?

For example, Memento (2000) is presented as two different sequences of scenes: a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. ...
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111 views

Was Crucial Evidence Missed?

tl;dr Why was the question of the gunshot wound received by Childers never included in his hearing? I'm referring to the film titled Rules of Engagement, released in 2000 and starring Samuel L. ...
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Why is the 'Get to the chopper' so famous?

The other day, I watched The Predator just to see why the 'Get to the chopper' is so famous. Finally, I heard the 'Get to the chopper!' line. But it was not funny or memorable at all. I had presumed ...
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What happens to the four liar girls in S02E08?

In Judging Amy 2x08 there is a subplot showing four girls who fabricated false accusations against one of their teacher. They confessed, and Amy orders them to be held in custody for the remainder of ...
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Hyde accessing the original Jekyll's memories

In Jekyll (TV series), Hyde starts to remember memories of Tom. He even ends up recollecting memories of the original Jekyll. Since Hyde shares his mind with Tom, should the memories that he can ...
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601 views

Highest earning films by cost to earning ratio

I'm interested to know if there is a list of movies ranked by cost-to-earning ratio, defined as something like (box-office sales) / (film budget). Some data which can be used to construct such a ...
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Purpose of the joke regarding the Lipizzaner stallions

Towards the end of the movie Crimson Tide, there's a tense scene in which Capt. Ramsey (Gene Hackman) engages Hunter (Denzel Washington) in a discussion about the Lipizzaner stallions. The scene is ...
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Guy prepares revenge for 10 years for the murder of his daughter and wife

I saw this English movie a few years ago and I don't know its name. There's this guy whose name I don't know (hitherto referred to as "X man") in his house with his wife and daughter. 2 guys kill ...
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Why all the profanity in Deadwood?

When Deadwood was on the air, it got a lot of attention for its profanity, and as I recall, it had the reputation for using the F word more times per minute than any other TV show (and perhaps movie) ...
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161 views

Boy grows up to be a warrior, searches for his mother's killer

I'm trying to remember a title of a movie I watched some years ago. The movie is set in the times where people still fought with swords. In the begining of the movie there was a scene where a village ...
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131 views

Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?

The Miami Vice episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (S02E03) is centered around deranged ex-detective Hank Weldon's hunt for the mysterious Tony Arcaro, who is described by him as Mr. founding ...
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179 views

What does Sofie Fatale say in Japanese on her cellphone in Volume 1?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1, Just before Sofie Fatale and the rest of the crew are about to enter the Japanese nightclub, there's a flashback in which she's speaking Japanese into her cellphone during the ...
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In Memento, what happened to the money in the Jaguar's trunk?

The final scene of Memento (which is actually the beginning of the story's timeline) shows Lenny drive off in a Jaguar that has a box full of money in the trunk. Presumably this money is why Dodd ...
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What was Cobb's original totem? [duplicate]

In Inception, Cobb uses his dead wife Mal's totem. It is not clearly mentioned or shown what was Cobb's original totem? Or did I miss something? Help please.
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When did the Inception start?

Many have wondered about this and this may be the silliest question asked regarding the movie INCEPTION but here it is.... When did the Inception start? Or Could it be that the whole movie was a ...
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281 views

A superhero called Ratchet Man with a robot sidekick

What movie was it, in the 80s or 90s, where Ratchet Man and his trusty R-2 disarm a bomb, foil the bad guys, and save the day? R-2 was a robot, pretty sure in the movie he was named R-2. Ratchet Man ...
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348 views

Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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What is it that the paroled guy kept secret?

McCarnick has a secret that he and the guy he chases, the one that's paroled, knows. Is it told in the movie? If not, what could it be?
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Why did McCarnick claim there is a murder suspect in the building?

After he beats the prostitute, he makes a call saying there is a murder suspect in the building. Why do that?
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How did the Death Eaters physically escape from Azkaban?

Below we can see Bellatrix Lestrange stood on the edge of Azkaban prison. Now, in the book, if I can remember, it's explicitly said that it was the Dementors that broke the Death Eaters out of ...
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2answers
391 views

How can Vincent appear in the scenes at the end of Pulp Fiction

I have just seen Pulp Fiction for the first time. I don't understand the scene how Vincent reappears in the final scenes where earlier in the movie, Butch kills him. Actually the movie is a bit ...
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240 views

Why do sitcoms generally have A-B Story Structure?

Most sitcoms i've watched tend to follow a specific pattern in storytelling. There is a main story (A) involving the principle character(s) and a side story (B) which is interesting but generally ...
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Special sunglasses that enable you to see aliens

The main character finds special sunglasses that, somehow, show the reality as it is: rich people are actually aliens that took over the Earth (or are trying, I don't remember). I think this was ...
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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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133 views

Nazi who's a self-hating Jew

Here is the plot of the movie whose title I am looking for. The main character is a nazi that is actually a self-hated jew; during the movie he becomes more and more involved in politics, but he also ...
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Why is the ring of debris (accretion disk) surrounding Gargantua shaped the way it is?

Why does the depiction of the black hole Gargantua in Interstellar look the way it does? I understand why the ring is bright (due to the friction) but why does it loop around what seems to be two ...
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What is the significance of Murphy's law?

What is significance of Murphy's law in the film Interstellar. What is the message behind it and how is it related to the plot?
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497 views

Are the teletubbies cyborgs?

Look at the evidence: As the name suggests, they have implanted televisions! Were they born that way or did they undergo some fiendish experiment?
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287 views

No “spider-sense tingling”?

In Spiderman-2 [2004] there are a number of scenes where Peter Parker exits and comes back as Spider-man only after he witnesses something wrong (even if he is in the vicinity of the occurring crime). ...
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419 views

Where did the Spider-Suit come from?

Watching Spider-Man last night, after Parker's fateful night with the robber, we flash-forward to him being Spider-Man in full. However, it is never shown where exactly his costume came from or how ...
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870 views

Why do panelists on British panel shows have a pen and paper which they seem to use regularly?

I personally find British panel shows to be among the funniest shows you can find on TV. One common occurrence I've noticed is that the panellists are often seen writing scribbling notes while another ...
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How does Ethan know that Phelps is the mole?

During a scene in the movie, while Ethan is looking at a bible with a Chicago stamp on it, he has a revelation that Jim Phelps is actually the mole. How did he come to this idea and how did the ...
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How was the main problem dealt with?

  [Source] In Interstellar a pathogenic organism (the blight) is responsible for a global food shortage. Corn seems to be the last crop that can be grown, although it is hinted that it's only ...
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Why put Batman in the pit?

I may have missed something obvious in The Dark Knight Rises, but if Bane knew that a little girl (Talia) could escape the pit (albeit with his help) then surely he must have thought that Batman would ...
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187 views

Title of the movie (French or Spanish or Foreign) with Jewish characters

I watched this movie several years ago on IFC movie channel. To the best of my recollection, the scene takes place approximately from 1600s to late 1800s, because people use horses and carriages to ...
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1answer
162 views

Incan-style people execute intruders by dipping them in gold

Movie was set in a wild west style location. Heroine was a blonde cowgirl. Her name was Rainbow, or something similarly derived from nature. Heroine has a male companion who is a womanizer. He's ...
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Thieving couple live in mountain cave; man sprayed by liquid gold in the end

Thieving couple live in the mountain cave and in the end of the movie the man got sprayed by liquid gold they stole and became a statue. May be 80's-90's movies (could be older) but one of those ...
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What has the greatest chance of being in Marcellus Wallace's briefcase?

In Pulp Fiction, there is a briefcase which has contents that are kept very secret. What item is most likely to be in the briefcase?
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236 views

What happened between Red and Vee?

Spoilers for Orange is the New Black season two... In "It was the Change" (episode 12), the conflict between Red and Vee intensifies: Soon into the next episode, we learn more: This outcome ...
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Why does Bane want to destroy Gotham city?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the end of the movie Talia said, it was her father's dream to destroy Gotham city, and I accept that any daughter who was in that situation will definitely think to ...
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Why was Thomas sent to the Glade?

In The Maze Runner, Thomas is part of the organization that created maze, then why was he sent to the Glade? Once sent he had no previous memory like others then how is he to able witness flash backs ...

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