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Post-apocalyptic movie with food cans

I'm looking for a title of an movie I saw as a child (at least 25 years ago). The movie is probably produced in the '80s. It could be European, but I'm not sure about this. It could be a ...
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Is this Jack Palance in the Smylex commercial?

In the film Batman (1989), the Joker directs a commercial to terrorise the population of Gotham City. It wouldn't make sense that it is Jack Palance, but the actor looks like him a lot and I didn't ...
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Who took the photos seen throughout the film “Batman”?

I would love to know which photographers had their work used in the 1989 film Batman, both in sequences taking place at the Joker's, and the photos displayed in Vicki Vale's portfolio.
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Why was 'The Hobbit' split into three films?

So, I kinda always just assumed that splitting such a short book into three films was a money-grubbing move, and frankly, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if that was at least part of the reason that ...
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1answer
271 views

Trying to remember a Japanese film about kids who were abandoned by their mother

So, some years back, I remember watching this Japanese film about a young(ish) boy (pre-teen to early teen) and his siblings (two sisters, I think). They lived with the boy's single mum in her ...
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Were they goblins or orcs?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in the mountains when the whole party was brought into the mountain and Bilbo found Gollum, were those creatures orcs, goblins, or something else? I initially ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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220 views

kid has a special power of electricity received from alien when he was born

I'm trying to find the name of a movie that was probably made between 1980 and 1998. It's about a kid who has a special power that he received from aliens when he was born - it allows him to control ...
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Did the Baker and Cinderella get married?

I don't understand the ending of the movie "Into the woods". Is the Baker still waiting for his wife to return? Did Cinderella decide to help the Baker taking care of the baby until the wife return? ...
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Why does Cosima Niehaus need glasses?

In the TV series Orphan Black, if all of the women played by Tatiana Maslany are portrayed as being clones, why does Cosima Niehaus need/wear glasses? Should they all be identical in this respect? ...
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989 views

What does the Native American Chief symbol mean in the Hackers movie from 1995?

Question: What does the Native American Chief symbol mean in the Hackers movie from 1995? How is it connected with hacker culture? Or is it just a coincidence? Background: I'm a little bit ...
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Was Fenton Mikes planning the actions FBI agent in Frailty (2001)?

This movie is one of my personal best and must re-watch list. But I keep wondering how Fenton planned the execution of the FBI agent from the get-go. You see he happens to be a sheriff somehow and ...
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Why does Dr. Lamar go along with Vincent's deception

At the end of Gattaca, the dialog is pretty clear that Dr. Lamar, who does all the urine-based genetic verification, has a son who admires Vincent's persona as Jerome and that clearly is the reason he ...
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Why did Michael ditch his car in the river?

After getting bailed out of jail by Jesse, Michael finds Cybil in the trunk of his Cadillac. In the following scene, they end up in a field discussing what to do next. Of course, Michael wants to move ...
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1answer
188 views

Why is Mike so loyal to his men on Breaking Bad?

In S05E2, after discovering that his men have started to behave out of Mike's control (such as executing hits on each other for money), he calls Walt and tells him that he will join the team. I ...
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How realistic was Robinson Crusoe on Mars when it came out?

Having recently seen Robinson Crusoe on Mars, I of course noticed how unrealistic it is. However given that it was released in 1964, before the first landing of any space probe on Mars, I wonder how ...
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Highest number of collabrations between an actor and a director

I want to know, what is the record for the highest number associations/collaborations between an actor/actress and a director. Not encompassing porn films for movies or extras for actors.
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Help identifying an episode from an old sci fi tv series

Ok, this is a long shot but here we go: I remember watching an episode of an old (60's or 70's) sci fi tv series as a kid, in which a man and a woman are stranded on a planet, inhabited by 3 aliens ...
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What was the purpose of the guitarist on the chase?

On the whole duration of the chase in Mad Max Fury Road, there was this guitarist/bassist: What was his purpose in the chase?
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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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1answer
302 views

Why were the MAVs sent so far in advance of missions?

The movie The Martian wastes no time in getting the lead character stranded on Mars, and my question has to do with the events and details of the opening scene and how they relate to the MAV provided ...
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90s non-English spoken Demonology film from Europe; black mist, girl in a tub and guy at the library.

I come asking for your help because I want to know the name of a European horror film that I’ve been searching for almost three years and that nobody seems to know about. I believe that this movie was ...
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4answers
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What does the girl cutting her hand in Animatrix: Beyond symbolize?

In the film, The Animatrix, specifically the Beyond section after the girl and the kids are quarantined, they return to the spot that had the glitch. I understand why she dropped the can (to see ...
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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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Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' mean anything to you?

In the pilot episode of Friends, there is a scene in Ross's apartment where he is talking to Joey and Chandler about his failed marriage with his ex-wife Carol. Ross says that he is worried that ...
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1answer
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What was the reason Anton Ego lost his job?

In Ratatouille Anton Ego writes reviews about the food he was served at the restaurant. He didn't mention rats anywhere in his review, so why did he lose his reputation when rats were found in the ...
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1answer
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Movie with a super potion makes old car go super speed

In this movie there is a guy who is like a cartoonist , kind of a loner. He draws about a lady thief and then meets someone somewhat similar. The only scene I remember clearly is that there is this ...
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678 views

Underground fist fighting, alienated brothers

Can someone please help me identify this? I hope to be able to provide sufficiently detailed information about this movie I'm looking for (I'm guessing it's a psychological drama). I have been trying ...
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330 views

Horror movie where female protagonist gets kidnapped and held captive in an old white house; male friend tries to rescue her

I originally watched this horror movie on demand around 2013. The female protagonist had been kidnapped, and her male friend (ex-boyfriend?) followed her to this old white house to rescue her at ...
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Horror movie (from the 80s/90s) where men impersonate someone’s dead mother [duplicate]

I watched it years ago and I only remember bits and pieces of it: There is this man, who lost his mother. Then he starts seeing her (she came back from the dead and looking quite disturbing), also ...
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In Avengers (2012) what was the reason for the Galaga reference?

In the Avengers (2012), Tony Stark aka Iron Man announces on control deck of S.H.I.E.L.D's flying base "That man is playing Galaga!" source. After the scene finishes the bits and pieces related to ...
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Was there ever a TV comedy that showed you the other side of the TV?

So Seinfeld, The Cosby Show, Who's the Boss, Everybody Loves Raymond, Growing Pains, Roseanne... they are all built off the living room set where you watch the actors watching TV in the living room ...
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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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1answer
358 views

Who was that guy in the movie 'Spy' 2015?

I recently watched the movie 'Spy' released in 2015 and at one point of movie where Susan (Melissa McCarthy) was in Rome to track and report Rayna (played by Rose Byrne) mission and she saves Rayna ...
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1answer
7k views

What is the world's first movie?

What is the world's first movie? I am curious.
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1answer
86 views

Animal Reincarnation Mystery Movie

A black and white movie (40s, maybe, as I remember the costumes). A dog is poisoned and goes to heaven. He is sent back to Earth as a private detective named Rex. He is given a female companion who ...
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1answer
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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1answer
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Why does the priest have a full bottle of wine in The Sopranos S01E05?

I was re-watching The Sopranos. In Season 1 Episode 5, With Carmela, the priest says that he has a communion kit because he went to see a (presumably dying) patient in the hospital (to give ...
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Ending of It Follows 2014

Ok, so I watched the movie 'It Follows' and I don't get the ending. Wouldn't want to spoil the plot to those who haven't watched it, so please don't read it. Did they kill it or does it still ...
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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Movie with guy putting up hidden cameras in woman's house

I just can't seem to remember what this movie's called. All I remember is that it's from around 2000-2009. The bad guy puts up surveillance cameras in a woman's house, he becomes friends with her, ...
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291 views

Woodrugh's way of holding a gun is taken from where?

Woodrugh from the 2nd season of True Detective is a soldier, that is clear. The authors of the series love details and we can see a different way of charging, holding the gun and walking in a zone ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Daenerys and Khal Drogo?

In the first episode, "Winter is Coming", of Game of Thrones, after the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo there's the following dialogue: Khal Drogo (Seeing Daenerys' tears): No. Daenerys: ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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1answer
218 views

Cartoon show about a mammoth frozen in ice age, waking up in modern era

I have seen this English speaking color cartoon show show back in the 1990s. The plot is told in the intro song. A giant mammoth is trapped in a block of ice which melts in our nowadays and the ...
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2answers
546 views

Fighter planes join up to form a robot

I don't remember the entire plot. But there was this TV animation series (could be anime), in which there are 3 fighter planes which combine to become a massive robot. This robot then goes on to fight ...
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1answer
122 views

Was the reason for Reed Richard's (and Sue Storm's) powers explained?

An aspect of 2015's Fantastic Four that I found quite interesting was their attempt to explain some of the gang's largely arbitrary superpowers in a more coherent way. While their 2005 incarnation had ...
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1answer
174 views

When did shows start repeating the last few seconds/minutes after commercials?

You know the deal. You are watching a show. Something big is about to happen. Commercial... Then they go back 30 secs to a minute in the show after the commercial. Some shows are terrible about ...
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1answer
159 views

Why does Arby ask Jessica Hyde, “Where is Jessica Hyde?”

Before I start, I'm going to warn you that this contains spoilers of the first part of season one of Utopia, because I don't feel like sticking this whole question in a spoiler tag. In episode 1x03, ...

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