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Why are computer hackers shown to either be geniuses, or show them doing it in fantastic ways?

I was watching The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Lisbeth Salander was really good at hacking computers as well as other security breaking skills, to the point where it was way too easy to do from a ...
7
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2answers
252 views

Why did Mikael Blomkvist not have any moral concerns about hiding the identities of two serial killers?

The American version (as well as the book) makes a huge fuss about Mikael Blomkvist not being able to publish the story of his findings that Gottfried and Martin Vanger tortured, raped and killed a ...
10
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2answers
14k views

What does the wooden box scene signify?

In the final episode of Breaking Bad (S5E16), titled "Felina," there is scene depicting Jesse making a wooden box of some kind. There are shots of him whittling, sanding and staining the box. What ...
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1answer
1k views

Who was Oscar Shales? What did he do with Mahone?

What exactly was wrong with Oscar Shales and Agent Mahone? Did Oscar ever kidnap Mahone?
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1answer
334 views

Why was John Winchester avoiding Sam and Dean?

A large part of the plot of the 1st series of Supernatural is based around Sam and Dean trying to track down John. Why does John avoid them for so long and why does he send them to various hunts?
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4answers
7k views

What did Griffin show the Colonel to convince him in Men in Black 3?

I'm wondering what exactly is shown to the colonel by Griffin near the end of Men in Black 3 (MIB3). I don't remember exactly what the colonel answered when J asked him what he saw, but it was pretty ...
9
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1answer
453 views

Why are pilot episodes often unaired?

I frequently watch tv series on DVD and very often I see the "Unaired Pilot" episode advertised (most recently Supernatural). I understand these are the test episodes which will be given to the ...
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2answers
182 views

What was the first tv show or movie to feature a character who travelled through time?

There have been many characters who have travelled through time but who was the first? Off the top of my head, I can only think of Ebenezer Scrooge and his 3 ghostly visitors. I'm not even sure that ...
3
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2answers
241 views

How should I interpret “No Country for Old Men”?

Somedays ago, I watched the movie "No Country for Old Men". Despite its good rating and an uplifted discussion about it among movie watchers, this movie seemed to me a movie without a message and a ...
4
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2answers
533 views

Technologies used in MI: Ghost Protocol

What kind of technology does Ethan Hunt use in The Kremlin where he projects the image of a statue on transparent film? Is this possible to trace anyone's eyes according what they're seeing in front ...
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5answers
9k views

Why do Bollywood movies have song and dance sequences?

Unlike Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies are quite different, because they're usually mixed with masala i.e dance, song and love sequences. This is the case in most films which are released in ...
6
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1answer
212 views

Why didn't they use Hitler as one of the six ghosts?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. In the real story, two priests claimed that there were six demons including Adolf Hitler, Judas Iscariot and Nero. But in the ...
3
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1answer
191 views

Handsome dude helps a guy who broke up with his wife getting back into dating

I watched the first 15 minutes of this movie on netflix a few weeks ago, and now I can't find it again. It started with the main character, an 30-40year old-ish Indian looking guy with a huge nose ...
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2answers
27k views

Why is Walter Jr. being called “Flynn”?

Why is "Junior" in Breaking Bad all of a sudden now called Flynn? I thought he was dubbed Junior as he is also Walter White (Jr.). Is Flynn a middle name or second given name?
2
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1answer
226 views

What is the meaning of skating scenes in The Lake House?

In "The Lake House", while Kate is waiting in the restaurant, that scene is interspersed with some skating. What does all this switching back and forth between Kate waiting in the restaurant and ...
7
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1answer
112 views

Why don't the Iranian troops try more extreme measures to stop the departing plane?

At the end of Argo, why don't the Iranian soldiers shoot the wheels ofr the plane in their attempt to stop it at the end of the movie? Why don't they contact the control room to stop it?
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1answer
88 views

How did events lead this way?

In an arguably poor-received way, Dexter ended in a very odd way. Our favourite serial killer is now a lumberjack in wintery... wherever. The question comes back to why? Why does Dexter choose to ...
5
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1answer
6k views

What was the role of Meyer Wolfsheim? Why was it so important?

Why was Mr. Meyer Wolfsheim's role so important in The Great Gatsby? How did it affect the story of the movie?
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3answers
2k views

In Skyfall, was the bar scene a daydream or was it real?

Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his ...
5
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1answer
150 views

In Gautham's film, Why are most of the male protagonists portrayed as a mechanical engineer?

If you watch Gautham's block buster movies like: Minnale Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Ekk Deewana Tha you may notice that the male protagonists are all mechanical engineers. I wonder, why does ...
2
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1answer
209 views

What is the name of the movie in which little boy tries to save his mother?

It's more of a 3D movie that looks really realistic. The plot is about little boy who is trying to save his mother that was kidnapped by some aliens or robots from other planet. There boy meets one ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Learning to surf by progressing through a series of increasingly 'cool' surfboards

I believe this was an 80s movie....all I can recall is that the main character was learning to surf by progressing through a series of increasingly 'cool' surfboards. He was being trained my a 'Mr. ...
4
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1answer
139 views

What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol?

What is written on Agent Hanaway's ring and what is the meaning of it?
2
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1answer
89 views

What is the first instance of people filing a petition against casting a character?

These days people are very serious about the live action adaptation of their favorite character from comic books or novels. Some fans even file online petitions to request a change in the character's ...
28
votes
1answer
848 views

Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just been completed) how could such a creature ...
9
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2answers
111 views

Swimming to shore from the gulf stream in the middle of a hurricane

So, our favorite serial killer turns his boat into an oncoming hurricane and then apparently swims ashore. I have seen some reference to the gulf stream being 5-7 miles out from Palm Beach - which ...
4
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2answers
125 views

Zefram Cochrane talks about Star Trek

In Star Trek First Contact there's line spoken by Zefram Cochrane which I've never understood. And you people, you're all astronauts, ... on some kind of star trek? Are the writers implying that ...
4
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1answer
74 views

Did Christian Bale star in “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (1981)?

Christian Bale is said to be in the BBC's 1981 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, after watching it over and over again. I can't find him. I think he is one of the little boys but I am ...
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2answers
711 views

Does the scene with Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf take place in the book?

The scene I'm referring to takes place in Rivendell where Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf discuss the dwarves' quest and the Morgul blade. It's been a few years since I read The Hobbit and I'm ...
5
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2answers
141 views

How did she deteriorate?

So everyone's favourite vegetable explicative-laden character had a fate presented to her that wasn't expected by anyone in the show. In fact, it wasn't expected by anyone, arguably. Can anyone ...
6
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3answers
5k views

Who nukes the USA in The Divide?

In The Divide (2011), I am confused as to who nukes the USA? Was it the Arabs? Maybe the Koreans?
11
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1answer
174 views

What was the backstory to Shepherd Book on Firefly?

Firefly was cancelled before it ever was able to expand on the back stories of most of the characters, and the follow-up movie, Serenity, simply didn't have the time. Did Joss Whedon ever reveal the ...
28
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2answers
2k views

How do the flying islands in Avatar stay in place?

I've watched movie "Avatar" few times. In my opinion it's one really good movie but every time I watch it I wonder how the hell that pieces of ground or "flying islands" can be in the air? Is there ...
2
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1answer
72 views

What's the significance of the ostrich in the couple's bedroom?

What's the significance of the ostrich strolling about in the couple's bedroom in the film The Phantom of Liberty?
6
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1answer
88 views

Who is the “I” in “I Dream of Jeannie”?

Used to watch this show as a kid in the 1980s, when I stayed home from school (it was broadcast each weekday on a second-tier network, like a lot of sitcoms from earlier decades). Thinking about it ...
5
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1answer
111 views

Why didn't Lord Coward spot the origin of the sound while Sherlock was hiding in the smoke?

When Sherlock blocks the chimney in Lord Coward's office in order to hide in the smoke, he decides to continue talking to Lord Coward who could have simply spotted the origin of the sound and shoot ...
11
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2answers
784 views

Unrealistic story in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

In the Hindi movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, 'Taani' (Anushka Sharma) can not identify the 'Suri' (Sharukh Khan) until 'Suri' revels the truth himself, This is kind of unbelievable and impractical as ...
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1answer
413 views

What kind of creature bit the enemy's leg in China in Skyfall?

What kind of animal was it that looks like a giant lizard in the China scene? What is the actual name of that creature?
4
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1answer
123 views

What's causing the hauntings/possessions?

In Paranormal Activity 3, it is either alluded to or outright stated what is actually causing the hauntings/possessions that occur in the entire series. I can't for the life of me remember if it was ...
14
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1answer
473 views

Was “Licence to Kill” originally titled “Licence Revoked”?

Is there any proof that the James Bond movie Licence to Kill was actually going to be titled "Licence Revoked"? If yes, then was it because it was believed that the audience, at that time, was too ...
5
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1answer
366 views

Is the female “Ralph” character playing along?

In "So I Married an Axe Murderer", Harriet (Nancy Travis) cries out for "Ralph!" in her sleep, which Charlie (Mike Myers) correctly attributes to one of her "missing" fiancés. In trying to cover for ...
2
votes
1answer
512 views

Casey Novak's lie and departure

In Law & Order: SVU, what was the 'lie' that Casey Novak told to a judge that led to her being fired/disbarred/imprisoned? What exactly was the consequence? How did it come out that she had lied?
4
votes
1answer
328 views

What is the name of a movie on [adult swim] where children run around an empty Tokyo-esque city?

I remember watching a Japanese anime movie on [adult swim] years ago about a group of children wandering around a city that resembles Tokyo, with lion statues and torii. I've looked through this list ...
3
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0answers
942 views

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 ...
11
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1answer
220 views

What is the extinction event?

What is the extinction event that happened in the movie "The Road"? Did an asteroid hit or a super-volcano eruption? Does anybody know for sure what the director intended it to be?
3
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1answer
242 views

Movies about (twin) brothers and a woman I saw when I was in Australia

I think I saw it around 2004. I vaguely remember the woman reached out to one of the brothers first, she reached her hand in his pants. I don't remember what happened after that, but somewhere close ...
6
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2answers
622 views

Why was the movie The Wicker Man dedicated to Johnny Ramone?

At the end of the movie The Wicker Man (the Nicholas Cage version not the original) after the fade to black and before the credits there is a screen that says "For Johnny Ramone" What was the reason ...
2
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2answers
104 views

What happened to a door in the inn?

At the end of the movie, The Innkeepers, why did the door to the room where Claire was staying in, close? What did it symbolize?
11
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1answer
988 views

Why did Jigsaw choose Zep in Saw?

In Saw, at the end of the movie we learn that Zep was forced to hold the Gordons captive to obtain an antidote for the slow-acting poison in his body. However, this scene confuses me, because Zep ...
7
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2answers
5k views

Why did Ernst Jürgen commit suicide in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to ...

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