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Why was “The Social Network” made so quickly after Facebook took off?

The movie was released in 2010 and had to have started being planned for at least 1-2 years before that. It seems this was incredibly fast after Facebook was released to the whole world and took off. ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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315 views

Identify a hollywood 2000's romance genre movie

Genre : Romance + Thriller (Thriller, in the sense there is no crime nor shooting) Actors : Male part is played by someone similar in age/appearance to Ryan Reynolds/Gosling. Female protagonist, not ...
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145 views

Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...
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What were the car attachments/retrofits in Looper?

In Looper (2012), we see a number of "old" (for 2044) cars driving around. Many (maybe all?) have some sort of tubing running into the fuel tank. Do we have any idea what these are? I can only ...
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244 views

Did Billy really play Myra in Hans's vision?

In the movie Seven Psychopaths in the night Hans is high on peyote he has a vision of his late wife Myra telling him that there is no heaven and that she's just sitting in a completely grey room, ...
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595 views

What is in the box in Rear Window?

Towards the end of rear window we find out Thorwald dug up what was buried beneath the flowers as the neighbors dog got too inquisitive. He moved what he dug up to a hat box in his apartment. What ...
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Was Rear Window making a statement about 1950s gender roles?

Alfred Hitchcock was a master of mise-en-scène, whereby in film just about every inch of every frame of a film was intentional. Rear Window is one of his greatest and most influential films. ...
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312 views

Is it common to see directors acting in their own films?

There are a few movies I can note where their directors also played a role in their films. Orson Welles tended to star in many of his films, but that was during the 40's. Roman Polanski played the ...
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1answer
557 views

What movie is playing in the theater in Conspiracy Theory?

There is a relatively brief scene in Conspiracy Theory where the main character (Jerry/Mel Gibson) runs into a theater. There are a couple of shots where you can plainly see what is being played on ...
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Was there a fight during the filming of Caddyshack?

During the filming of Caddyshack it's said that Bill Murray and Chevy Chase had a fight. Ever since then they refuse to work together. I'm wondering if it's known if there is any truth to this or is ...
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859 views

What is a chemistry test?

In the context of casting for a movie, what is a chemistry test and how is it performed?
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853 views

Have rights disputes kept Skeeter out of the Muppet movies, including “The Muppets”?

"The Muppets" has been celebrated by hardcore Muppets fans for bringing back long forgotten characters in a big way (like Uncle Deadly and Scooter). Skeeter, on the other hand, was left out again. ...
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Why doesn't Andy have a dad in Toy Story?

Despite the diversity of characters filling out the cast in Toy Story, Andy's dad wasn't created. It can't be especially difficult for the filmmakers to create a dad character because they've created ...
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0answers
169 views

Horror movie with Blind Ghosts [closed]

Posting for a friend. He saw this movie featuring "blind ghosts" on American broadcast television late at night sometime in the '70s. The ghosts were transparent, and had some sort of "film" over ...
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1answer
3k views

Why does Dexter use the same outfit for killing?

Dexter dresses in this outfit every time he commits a killing. Why does he use the same clothes? Is it some kind of signature?
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229 views

Russian spy movie with the tagline “What would you do if your best friend was a Russian spy?”

1990s movie about a group of people who are convinced that someone in their group is a Russian spy. They go on a retreat together and somewhere in the movie, a pet cat is found dead in the kitchen. In ...
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1answer
253 views

Wasn't River crossing her own timeline?

In several episodes of Doctor Who (The Runaway Bride and the Wedding of River Song spring to mind) the Doctor says that he cannot cross his own timeline for fear of creating a paradox... it's ...
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2answers
211 views

Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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1answer
132 views

British/English show about a dozen martial arts fighters

Think it was like 10 years ago the first time i saw on the tv. Their were like around 12 fighters with all different martial arts styles Every episode they had to do a challenge, the winner and the ...
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1answer
241 views

Car chase and a grenade stuffed into a helmet

I can never forget one scene from it, where some guy on a motorcycle is chasing a car full of bad people. Then he gets too close and is partially pulled in the window. As he's wearing a helmet, the ...
7
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3answers
253 views

How is naming done in MI6?

Bond is 007. WE have seen 006 and 008 in Bond movies. My question is how is this naming done to the agents in MI6? Does the number signify the serial no of an agent or the aptitude or the seniority? ...
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1answer
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471 views

Did Thomas Jefferson really shoot a man for treason?

In the movie Swordfish, the antagonist Gabriel Shear states to Senator James Reisman just before executing him that "Thomas Jefferson once shot a man on the White House lawn for Treason". Is this ...
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4answers
2k views

In the movie Panic Room how did the police know to come back?

In the movie Panic Room, how did the police know to come back? The police arrive at the house the first time as a result of Stephen Altman calling them. Meg Altman convinces them that there is ...
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2answers
306 views

Why was Romeo + Juliet set in modern times?

Why was the Romeo + Juliet (1996) movie set in modern times?
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1answer
128 views

Why didn't Oliver Queen rescue Walter sooner than he did?

In the television series "Arrow", how come Oliver Queen doesn't rescue Walter sooner than he did?
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1answer
3k views

Which episode is the 'tick tick boom' image captured from?

I was browsing around on the internet recently, as you do, and came across this image, which is a picture of Kenzi from Lost Girl; To save me from watching both series of Lost Girl again to find ...
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2answers
2k views

Why is death metal being played in the interrogation room in Homeland: Blind Spot

In Homeland: Blind Spot, after Afzal Hamid (I think) is interrogated by Saul Berenson and left alone in the room to reveal details of the Terrorist organization, why is there silence and death metal ...
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1answer
381 views

Beverly Hills cop 2… Romy and Michelle high school reunion [closed]

What car is Eddie Murphy (axle foley) driving in Beverly Hills? The convertible one. What car is romy and Michelle taking to their reunion?
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1answer
648 views

What makes a movie a “cult classic”?

As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is ...
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1answer
4k views

Does Michael Scofield have same problem with health as his mother?

Michael Scofield from Prision Break has hypothalamic hamartoma as his mother, who they think died from that in age of 30 (as I remember). It's a hereditary disease. In later seasons we see his mother ...
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1answer
362 views

Could the Death Star travel faster than light?

Almost every ship (excluding speeders and small fighters) in the Star Wars universe can travel at light speed. As far as I'm aware most space stations can't (Bespin certainly doesn't seem to). The ...
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1answer
452 views

Interpretation of the ending of Lost In Translation

Bob Harris gets ready to leave Japan and initially bids goodbye to Charlotte near the elevator in the hotel. He sees her again on the way and they share a kiss and he whispers something in her ear ...
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0answers
185 views

Movie Identification Related To “Paint It Black” Motto From 70s / Early 80s [closed]

I am trying to remember a movie that I watched in late 90s: Whole movie related to "Paint It Black", but I couldnt remember any reference to Rolling Stones's song in the movie. There was someone ...
5
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1answer
142 views

What was this movie with a real-life Assassin game?

I saw part of this film on television long ago; probably in the late 1970s. It was a live-action, action-genre film in which the protagonist participated in an international game like ...
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1answer
150 views

Injuries to stuntmen during filming

If an injury occurs to a stuntman during filming (in Hollywood), who typically covers the bill? Do stuntmen (stuntpersons) perhaps have special contracts or insurance policies?
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40 views

Does Chin Bo's crush also betray the rebels?

In the movie, Tai-Chi Master, does Chin Bo's crush know that he's about to betray them? Is she also in on it? She certainly looks like it during this scene: Yet, after the betrayal, she resists his ...
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1answer
144 views

Does Dr No have all his fingers?

A friend is going as Dr No for his Christmas party, and wants to make sure he gets all the finer details down. I decided to go the whole hog and have built myself a surprisingly accurate Dr. No ...
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9k views

What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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1answer
174 views

Do all the Doctors have catchphrases?

I've not watched all the doctors (mostly just the last three) however of those I have each incarnation seems to have a phrase (or several) which they use very frequently. These are: 9 - Fantastic ...
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2answers
440 views

What happens when Green Lantern's ring runs out of 'juice'?

When Hal first reveals to his friend Tom that he is a superhero i.e. The Green Lantern, he is pushed by Tom to show how it works. Hal puts on the ring and tries to turn into Green Lantern but is ...
8
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1answer
1k views

Why are there typically no more than 24 episodes in a TV Season?

I noted that there is typically a maximum of 24 episodes per a season in a TV show. What is the reason for that?
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1answer
136 views

Miniseries featuring an upside down ziggurat-shaped spaceship

An American made for TV movie shown over several nights in, I think, the 90's, that featured a spaceship resembling an upside down ziggurat hovering just above ground that was later discovered to have ...
3
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2answers
426 views

Who is the real villain in the TV series LOST?

They have imposed that the Man in Black is the villain whereas I feel he is more of a victim of circumstances created by Jacob and the old lady who brings them up! Jacob on the other hand causes ...
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1answer
409 views

What is the meaning behind the silent dream scene in Battle Royale?

Sometime after the Battle Royale started, either Kitano or Noriko (not entirely sure) have a dream. They are both walking casually by a river, eating popsicles, and talking to each other. We do not ...
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2answers
37k views

What is J.J. LaRoche's dark secret?

In the season 3 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane threatens J.J. LaRoche to expose his secret if he doesn't give him his suspect list. LaRoche's secret is something he keeps in a tupperware in his safe. ...
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1answer
58 views

Where exactly do they move to in the end?

In the movie Away We Go the couple travels all around the US, and finally they find a home that they feel suits them. They pass a tree with strange fruit on it, like in her story of her childhood ...
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2answers
2k views

Was Iron Man 3 originally planned to be released around Christmas?

I just watched Iron Man 3. The whole story takes place during Christmas. It gives a feeling that we are watching a movie in the holiday season. I found it a little awkward because I was watching a ...

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