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Identify a movie with kids playing Final Fantasy VIII

The movie was released between 1998-2001, but all I can remember of it is a single scene, two naked women randomly walk into a house and past two kids playing Final Fantasy VIII on a PlayStation. I ...
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4k views

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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211 views

Identify movie with a lost man being guided by a helpline operator

I'm looking for someone to help me identify this movie: I believe it's about 9 years old. The movie revolves around a business man who gets lost on his way to a meeting. He realizes he has a very low ...
5
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277 views

Who are S.H.I.E.L.D accountable to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I always thought S.H.I.E.L.D to be a clandestine organisation, claiming autonomy from any specific state or sovereignty, but the Agents of SHIELD episode 'The Asset' has thrown some doubt over whether ...
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1answer
1k views

Way to find out about Movie/TV Budgets?

Is there a way to find out what the official budget of a Movie or TV show is? I'm aware that Box Office Mojo is a fairly reliable resource to find the estimated gross of a movie, but I haven't come ...
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2k views

A Teen Movie where the main girl character is a tomboy who, I think, is a mechanic

The film I am thinking of is probably in the Teen Movie Genre and would have been made in the 1980s or early 90s. It was definitely set in America around the same period so was a contemporary film. ...
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187 views

Why was Blofeld in a wheelchair in the beginning of For Your Eyes Only?

In the pre title sequence of For Your Eyes Only Blofeld is in a wheelchair. Why?
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108 views

What is the reason for Brunhild's suicide?

At the end of Fritz Lang's 1924 silent movie Die Nibelungen: Siegfried, when Kriemhild enters the minster, she sees that Brunhild has commited suicide at the corpse of Siegfried, calmly remarking ...
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164 views

Why do people put up with Alan?

I have watched the series of Two and a Half Men two times now till the latest episode, but can't understand why either Charlie or Walden just don't kick Alan out? I mean it is a bit cruel but they are ...
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271 views

What did Hannibal try once?

I'm confused about a conversation in Pacific Rim beween Newt and Hannibal Chow. It's previous established that eyes can become bloodshot and damaged when a drift goes wrong (or perhaps it's too much ...
2
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1answer
427 views

Horror movie, man with hole in abdomen starts to grow tentacles

I can only remember a scene and there are two guys in a room one of them has a big hole in his abdomen. The other guy shoves something inside the hole. The first guy starts to grow what look like ...
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1answer
505 views

How is The Godfather: Part III related to the Cavalleria Rusticana?

In the finale of The Godfather: Part III Vincent's "clearance" of the Corleone family's enemies and the assassination attempt on Michael is intertwined with the family attending a performance of the ...
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2answers
295 views

Surreal corporate apocalypse comedy movie

I recently watched the beginning of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, featuring a short called "The Crimson Permanent Assurance". This film short instantly reminded me of a clip from a movie I saw ...
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1answer
704 views

What is Mycroft implying when he says “Regrettably Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer”?

Is Lady Smallwood actually willing to just let Sherlock go? But mycroft doesn't agree because Sherlock murdered someone therefore must be punished whatsoever?
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161 views

Fantasy movie with evil man trying to live forever

Do you know the name of the movie that is in a similar style to Labyrinth with David Bowie, where there is an evil man who is trying to stay young forever. I don't think it is a very popular movie, it ...
4
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1answer
133 views

Old series about guy scientist and future?

What I remember: * First episode: Scientist (Second brain in the world (by volume or mass)) found a guy in our days and take him to future. They said that the "first brain" started apocalypses and ...
3
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2answers
21k views

When does Fox's licence on the X-Men run out?

Is there any evidence of Fox and Marvel coming to an agreement for characters from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men franchise to appear in each other's films? If not, when does Fox's ...
3
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2answers
271 views

Who is killed in the assasination attempt on senator Amidala?

At the beginning of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones an assassination attempt is made on senator Amidala. But as we learn later, it wasn't Padmé who is killed there. Who was it then? I ...
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1answer
189 views

How does copyright work for pre-existing character/work?

Do film studio have to acquire rights for a public domain character or they can use them freely? I mean characters like Hercules, Thor, Social figures or fairy tale characters or any other ...
2
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1answer
145 views

Spy movie spanning pre WW2 to Cold War

I’m looking for a very old colour film: The film follows the life of a single person who gets kicked out of a private school, goes into British intelligence and revolutionizes the intelligence agency ...
3
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1answer
228 views

Name the Jackie Chan movie which involves a ring that after wearing it made people disappear

In this movie Jackie chan and his friends try to fool one of their friends by giving him a fake ring? The friend eventually tries to spy the main actress bathing, but is caught by surprise that the ...
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1answer
198 views

Help identifying asian romantic comedy from 2013

I saw this movie on an AirChina flight from LA to Beijing in February 2013. I think it was a Korean movie, and I thought the title was called "be my valentine". I couldn't find anything on google ...
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1answer
127 views

Short Film - Normal Doll vs. Barbie

Can anyone help me identify a short film (animated or puppets, I can't recall) that I saw only the end of several years back on TV Ontario? When I tuned in, it was a doll and her children, but then ...
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1answer
504 views

Horror film where couple find a girl, who is unable to talk

I'm looking to see if anyone can identify this movie. It's about 6 years + old. A couple live in a house near the sea and white cliffs. The couple find a girl, clearly shook up and unable to speak. ...
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1answer
17k views

Why are Legolas' eyes blue in “The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug”? [closed]

Legolas eye colour is brown in the three Lord of the Rings movies and I believe Orlando Blooms eyes are brown. So why does he have blue eyes in the Hobbit?
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102 views

James Cagney in Statue of Liberty scene

I'm trying to identify an old black and white movie I saw when I was a young boy. I'm almost sure it featured James Cagney. I think he'd escaped from prison and the final scene was a shot of him ...
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2answers
551 views

Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her?

Movie where guy is solicited by young teen prostitute and he ends up raising her? He first sees her with another potential client; she either already has or gets a black eye and tries to have sex ...
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1answer
170 views

TV movie from early to mid 1980's?

A teenager is diagnosed with an extremely rare aging syndrome /disease. Not progeria, makes him get gray hair and wrinkles and look like a 60 year-old when he's 16. I think he takes a plane trip to ...
3
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1answer
358 views

Black blob-like alien jumps onto a scientist's face

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me identify what this scene is from. I really only remember one big scene from this when I was a kid. This would have been from around 1985 or so, ...
2
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1answer
90 views

Significance of the Book of Job quote

The Tree of Life starts with a quote from the Book of Job: Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? ...
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3answers
844 views

Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen seems to use a very circuitous approach to beating Mycroft, whom he regards as essentially the head of England. My question is, if ...
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2answers
888 views

Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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1answer
224 views

Girl finds her fiancé is her half-brother

Girl meets biological father post war. She also is engaged to her father's son. Then they find out her father is not the biological father of her fiancé.
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1answer
123 views

How did Harris throw Mahoney out?

In Police Academy Commandant Lassard tells Mahoney that he cannot throw him out. However, later, Lt Harris does exactly that when Mahoney takes the blame for the canteen fight. I am guessing that ...
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1answer
67 views

Why the confusion over who was arrested in Criminal Minds?

Criminal Minds S9 Ep2 - "The Inspired (Part II)" When they make arrests at the end: Why would they need to do this? Perhaps there is there some aspect of the American legal system that I am ...
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1answer
1k views

Benicio del Toro as Fenster - What Accent is This?

In The Usual Suspects, Benicio del Toro plays the character of Fenster, who has a very unusual accent. Is this an accent from anywhere in the world, or is it something del Toro made up for the film?
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93 views

Why aren't there any visitor logs?

In 'The Following', it emerges pretty quickly that a cult has sprung up around Serial killer Joe Carroll. The masterminds of this cult have all visited Joe in Prison whilst he has been incarcerated. ...
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3answers
4k views

How did Jane start suffocating after smoking heroin?

In Breaking Bad S02E12 I couldn't understand the last scene when Walter came back to Jesse and, while trying to wake him up, Jane just starts vomiting and suffocating. Was it because of heroin ? If so ...
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4k views

Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?

In the His Last Vow (s03e03) episode when Charles Augustus Magnussen first come to meet Sherlock his bodyguard searched Sherlock and Watson for weapons. But at the climax when the detective duo ...
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3answers
71k views

Is there a third Holmes sibling?

In His Last Vow, Mycroft is questioned about his feelings for Sherlock and he says "Don't be absurd. I'm not given to outbursts of brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other one." ...
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3answers
545 views

Old movie about an evil mirror

Back in the early to mid-80's I saw a movie about a mirror that "possessed" anyone who looked in to it. One of the characters, a woman, was wearing a yellow dress in the real world, but her reflection ...
6
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1answer
240 views

The background of Michonne's walker drones

Does anyone know the true background of the walker drones that Michonne slaughtered before she and Andrea were taken to Woodbury in The Walking Dead? So far, all I have been able to determine is ...
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2answers
772 views

Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?

The key villain in the Sherlock episode His Last Vow the visuals constantly suggest that Magnussen has some form of electronic assistance to recall key facts that he can use to "leverage" influence ...
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3answers
463 views

How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?

In the Sherlock episode His Last Vow we see in detail how Sherlock has plotted to gain access to the villain Magnussen's apartment despite tight security. But when He gets there he finds that Mary is ...
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1answer
635 views

Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?

I have noticed that during the opening credits of a movie/TV show, the name of the director(s) always shows up last, at the end of the credits. I'm not really sure if that happens in the ending ...
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3answers
3k views

Did the Trolls and Kristoff know/remember Anna?

In the Disney animated movie Frozen, when Anna was still young she was struck accidentally by Elsa with her Frost powers and froze Anna's heart. Anna was brought to the Trolls by her parents to heal ...
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310 views

Is there anything out there like Fantastic Planet (1973)? [closed]

Fantastic Planet (aka La planète sauvage) (1973) is a an animated science fiction film that is scored with deep rhythmic music from beginning to end, and tells a story of a world where humans live as ...
5
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2answers
608 views

Boy avoids shower and survives Holocaust

I am looking for a ~2000's drama movie which shows, during the Holocaust, a mother and her son forced by authorities to take a train to a concentration camp. Once there, there is a scene where ...
5
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2answers
433 views

Couldn't Sherlock just verify his choice of the bottle by the chemical analysis (Study in Pink)?

In "Study in Pink", the killer wants Sherlock to play the game with the pills, betting on the fact that for Sherlock being right is even more valuable that being alive. The killer uses this incentive ...
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213 views

Is the introduction of Snake Eyes a reference to Rope?

While I guess it isn't a big secret that Alfred Hitchcock has always been a huge inspiration for Brian De Palma, one possible connection between both of them has only occurred to me recently. The ...

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