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What is the 216 digit number in Pi?

In the movie Pi, there is a 216-digit number that the protagonist, Max Cohen, is searching for, which in Kabbalah numerology corresponds to the name of God. What is the actual number used in the film ...
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197 views

What are the 'quadrants' in TV testing?

When talking of the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said: “We don’t normally talk about testing, but [Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] tested so well in ...
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electro-magnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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715 views

Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the ...
6
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1answer
7k views

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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2answers
930 views

Why do the evil Decepticons get the best weapons?

I've seen all parts of Transformers. But every time the Decepticons get the best weapons and more advanced technologies than the Autobots. E.g. in the first part Megatron and Starscream can ...
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175 views

If Liber8 can hack Keira, why doesn't Keira or Alec hack them back?

Of the people who were sent to the past, three to date have been shown as having CMR implants. These three are; Keira Cameron, the CPS agent protagonist, Elena, the CPS agent that was sent back to ...
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876 views

Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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How did they create the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest for the Iron Man movie?

Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm wondering how they created the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest so they can put the reactor there? Here is the video "Iron Man: Behind the ...
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1answer
76 views

Why didn't Peter pick up Syler's ability earlier?

Later in the series, Peter visits Syler to learn his ability, but Peter comes into contact with Syler on multiple occassions in the first season, but never picked up his ability. Is there something ...
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4k views

Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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1answer
281 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
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2answers
103 views

Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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1answer
255 views

Teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level

I'm trying to identify a TV show about a teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level or something to that effect. It might not have been a video game that he warps ...
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1answer
857 views

Horror movie, father rescuing son from world found behind a mirror

The scene depicts a father, who I believe has a shotgun slung around his back, searching for his son in what I believe is a house. He hears his son calling for him, shouting for help in a ghostly ...
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1answer
766 views

Who is this actor? (and from what movie is he?)

Maybe someone can help me identify the actor and the corresponding movie this image is from: Initially I thought it's Marcello Mastroianni, but now I think it's just a (slight) resemblance between ...
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3k views

Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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2answers
556 views

In Star Trek Into Darkness who was the saboteur?

When the Enterprise is on it's way to Kronos it drops out of warp because of some unknown leak in the core. At first it's implied that it's the torpedoes (which it wasn't because they were not even ...
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2answers
533 views

Why the police do not keep an eye on Jesse after Hank is attacked?

In Breaking Bad season 3, Hank gets shot after encounter with two Mexicans. A few days earlier, he was summoned for his actions against Jesse and his badge and gun were taken. Following the attack ...
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1answer
255 views

Made for TV series on counter intelligence and CIA during cold war

I have watched this series/movie (I think netflix) but can't remember the name after trying so hard. The story spans during and after cold war era. It's about 2 friends; who join CIA, and the lead ...
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1answer
84 views

Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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0answers
229 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
244 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
319 views

How was the space station fly-through in 2001: A Space Odyssey filmed?

In the sequence set to the Blue Danube Waltz, we see a Pan Am orbital shuttle docking with a partially-completed space station. Here is a clip from that sequence on YouTube. There are good views of ...
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1answer
4k 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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4answers
1k views

Which movie has the quote “when you gaze long into an abyss…”

Which movie has this famous Nietzsche quote: "And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." I remember watching it, can't remember which movie. It's driving me crazy. It's ...
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1answer
284 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
12k views

Is the kid a reference to another Marvel hero?

The kid Harley Keener played a pretty important role in Iron Man 3. To me it sort of seemed that the movie was hinting that he was going to be another hero, maybe from the Iron Man universe, maybe ...
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4answers
1k views

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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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 ...
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6answers
1k views

Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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2answers
306 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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2answers
124 views

In “Flight” could the early trouble with turbulence have led to the crash?

The pivotal airplane voyage in the movie Flight includes an early interlude in which the airplane encounters some extreme turbulence. To get out of the turbulence, the senior pilot (played by Denzel ...
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5answers
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How does Tokyo Drift fit into the time line?

In the third Fast and Furious movie - Tokyo Drift, one of the main characters in the story is Han Lue. Near the conclusion of the movie, he dies when his car explodes in a huge fireball after being ...
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0answers
577 views

I'm looking for a old animated movie between 80s - 90s [closed]

When I was a young boy (early 90's) I watched an animated movie, possibly an anime, and it always stuck in my head. Problem is I can't remember the title. I will try to describe it so can you ...
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1answer
162 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
252 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 ...
6
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3answers
279 views

Why doesn't the Clock in Hill Valley work in BTTF2?

I just watched the first movie of the trilogy (Back to the Future), and now I wondered, why does the Clock Tower still not work in 2015? From what I understand, in 1955 Doc and Marty pretty much built ...
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5answers
727 views

1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes

I am remembering a sci fi tv show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
3
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1answer
650 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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1answer
229 views

What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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1answer
650 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to withdraw Victor Kershaw money from the bank?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to impersonate Victor Kershaw personality when he went into the bank in the Bahamas? I find it hard to believe that any bank ...
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2answers
532 views

How was Daniel Lugo able to go to the Bahamas on a boat?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to reach the Bahamas using only a boat? We can see clearly in the scene where the cops chase Lugo that he jumps into his boat ...
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1answer
1k views

Season 5: Why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?

In Season 5, why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?
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3answers
708 views

Was Omar really an informant?

"Scarface" with Al Pacino as Tony Montana features a scene where Bolivian kingpin Sosa kills Tony's colleague Omar, saying Omar was an informant. Later, back in Miami, an angry Frank Lopez tells Tony ...
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3answers
288 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
151 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
330 views

Ghost and living twin brother take revenge for their father's death

A famous Marathi stage actor acts in this movie as a millionaire and owns several tea estates. His son and heir, 'Munna Babu' is mentally retarded and is always busy playing "kabaddi" and "gilli ...
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4answers
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Couples exchange partners; man regrets decision

I am looking for a movie I saw in the last few years. I only remember part of the plot. A couple have another couple over who are friends of theirs. The man insists on doing a couple exchange with ...

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