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Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter told (not exact quotes): (Cutter) Once I told you a sailor who onced described drowning to me. Remember? (Angier) Yes you said it ...
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Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?

I recently saw the TV show Fargo, and the presence of Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton (both legitimately successful movie actors) made me wonder: Is doing the switch from movies to TV more ...
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How far does the depiction of the pirates' characters match the book?

The pirates that capture Captain Phillips after invading the Maersk Alabama are given rather typical roles in the movie, I think: There is Muse, the leader and voice of reason (compared to the ...
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633 views

Mother helps drug addict son suffering during withdrawal by giving him a fix

I only remember a scene from this movie: A drug addict is locked up by his mother in a house to stop him from getting drugs. Seeing how much he suffers going through withdrawal the mother decides to ...
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58 views

Name of TV series where folks jumped from one magic gate to another on Island in Bermuda Triangle

When I was a child in the 70s (maybe 80s but I think 70s), I saw a sci-fi/fantasy tv series about a group (perhaps a family?) that was on an island in the Bermuda triangle. Each week, they'd go ...
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1answer
77 views

What was Oldman spinning around in?

In The Best Offer, Virgil Oldman is finally shown tied to a device and spinning around. This is presumably occurring in the loony-bin. What is this device? Does this event actually occur or does it ...
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1answer
235 views

Invasion by Aliens who do not blink

US film. Most likely made early 2000's as I watched it about 5 years ago. It is about aliens invading earth that appear human, however they don't blink and that is how they are determined to not be ...
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1answer
87 views

Joey wearing pants - is it realistic?

In "El Dorado", Joey McDonald, the daughter of Kevin McDonald, is wearing pants whenever she rides a horse. Was it socially acceptable for a girl to wear pants in the Wild West?
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57 views

Movie about a guy killed with a car jack

I'm looking for a movie which was released probably before 2002. It involves an overweight man who gets his head smashed with a car jack. In the beginning there is a scene where the guy's wife is ...
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5answers
4k views

What happened at the end of A Most Wanted Man?

Here is my understanding of the end of A Most Wanted Man: the German agents led by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character Gunther set up a sting operation to film Abdullah breaking the law, with the ...
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1answer
240 views

Post apocalyptic movie with people living underground

I can not remember the movie title, but I am trying to find it for maybe 2 years. I am remembering only few scenes, could you please help me? The scenes are these, or so: It is a post apocalyptic ...
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1answer
71 views

Long post-apocalyptic movie about a plague with biblical themes

I saw a movie a while ago, probably 10 years or more that I can't remember the name or identify. The setting was post-apocalyptic, ravaged world. Things I remember vaguely: the world seemed ...
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1answer
61 views

Ice cream van song at the end of Bend it Like Beckham [closed]

In the closing scenes of Bend it Like Beckham, an ice cream van drives past playing a pop song. Why is this scene in the film anyway I can think of no reason why it is of any significance to any ...
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What exactly happened to Virgil?

In the movie The Best Offer, it is shown at the end that Virgil has been conned and his whole collection has been stolen. He discovers this after coming home from the London auction; in the next scene ...
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1answer
152 views

Why do Disney and Pixar animated movies contain the 'A-113' easter egg?

I have noticed that many Disney and Pixar animated movies contain 'A-133' in some (random) places. For instance: Toy Story: A Bug's Life: Cars: Brave: Monster's University: Is there ...
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2answers
170 views

Why were the 90's considered cynical in the US when most Hollywood output I remember seemed optimistic?

I hope this question isn't too broad, I'd really like to get this answered. I didn't grow up in the US so I don't have a perspective of this. But why were the 90's considered such a cynical time? I ...
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90 views

What are the differences between the 138min and 131min versions of Christiane F.?

Recently I realized that there are some differences in the runtime of Christiane F. In IMDB there are two runtimes. One is 138min and another is 131min. And they said that the 131min version is a ...
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1answer
218 views

Why is Libby calling her husband “Daddy”?

In the 2013 TV show "Masters of Sex", Libby Masters calls her husband William "Daddy". Apparently she uses this as a term of endearment. To be honest, I am a little creeped out by this. Does she have ...
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1answer
56 views

Why is Kennedy's father “the architect of Munich”?

In the movie "Thirteen Days", it is referenced multiple times that the father of Kennedy was "the architect of Munich" and might damage the USA in a serious way if Kennedy Jr. does not allow an attack ...
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2answers
122 views

Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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3answers
2k 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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2answers
177 views

Identify horror movie involving morphing furniture

I remember watching the trailer for a horror movie years ago, I vaguely remember a scene where a group of young people were running away from something, closed a door, and then furniture in the room ...
12
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3answers
758 views

Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that this is limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a level ...
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3answers
3k views

What's wrong between Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula in Friends?

There is an episode of the very popular TV series Friends wherein Phoebe says that she wants to patch things up with her twin sister before their 30th Birthday (in a flashback in The One Where They ...
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4answers
585 views
5
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1answer
218 views

How did Wynn know what happened to Meyerhold in Cube Zero?

In Cube Zero, when Wynn finally catches up to Rains, he overhears the following conversation between Haskell and Rains. Rains: Don't come near me. Haskell: I was protecting us. Rains: You ...
2
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1answer
179 views

Students are murdering their teachers

There's a movie I saw part of on TV back in the late 90s, these are the details I can remember: It has to be old enough to be on British TV around 1997, but it wasn't too old as it was in colour and ...
6
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3answers
10k views

Where are Frodo, Gandalf and the others going at the end and why?

First of all, I haven't read the book (shame on me). I remember one of the last scenes of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King shows Frodo, Gandalf, Bilbo and some others leave by ship. Where ...
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2answers
461 views

Two inept agents with an accent listen to classical music while driving

I recall watching a movie that would have been made in the 80's or 90's that involved two male agents who wore black suits, had a foreign accent, and were operating in the United States. The pair were ...
11
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2answers
904 views

What was the reference in the post credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy?

At the end of the credits in Guardians of the Galaxy there was a post credit scene with The Collector and a talking duck, that was introduced as "Howard the duck" and the author whom created him. But ...
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1answer
138 views

What is the most commercially successful Alan Smithee film?

As you can read on Wikipedia, Alan Smithee is an official Hollywood pseudonym which can be used by directors who wish to disown a film which they have lost creative control on. They maintain a list ...
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2answers
13k views

How does Jesse connect the dots in S05E11?

I'm struggling to understand the ending of Breaking Bad S05E11. At the end of the episode Jesse realizes that Huell stole the cigarettes and confronts Saul about it. At one point, Jesse flat out ...
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3answers
208 views

Did the Basterds actually change anything?

Hitler was definitely shot to death by the Basterds but he would have died in the fire anyways. Shoshanna had everything planned well to trap everyone in theatre including her, there was no escape. So ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Rusty Nail's location?

In the film Joy Ride, how do Lewis and Fuller know that Rusty Nail is even in the same area as they are? The guys play their prank on him, ask to him to swing by the motel, but does Rusty ever give ...
2
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1answer
98 views

What is Darling's actual name in the show?

In Season 4 of the British sitcom Blackadder, is the officer's name actually "Darling" or is it just a nick name? If "Darling" is just a nick name, what is his real name in the show?
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1answer
112 views

Why should the name of The Scottish play never be said?

In Season 3, Episode 4 of the television series Blackadder, Sense and Senility, Why should the name of the Scottish play never be said? What about the time when the Scottish play is to be performed?
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1answer
59 views

What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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1answer
36 views

Is there any further significance to Russell's tattoo?

Russell Baze, the main protagonist of Out of the Furnace, has a quite prominent tattoo on his neck, which on a closer look seem to be the numbers 15104 or something similar: While there might very ...
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vote
1answer
212 views

what is the difference between Erebor and Moria?

In the beginning of the first Hobbit movie it is said that Smaug attacked the kingdom of Erebor, but during the movie they frequently reference going into Moria which they call the home of the ...
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2answers
3k views

What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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1answer
497 views

Why does Lorelei shoot Jason Lennon in S05E16?

In the episode "There Will be Blood", Lorelei tracks down the people she believes to be behind her sister's abduction and murder, and exacts revenge. The second culprit (Jason) admits to being an ...
2
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1answer
87 views

Romance film, girl in love with character in boyfriend's book

I cannot remember the movie where a girl falls for another guy throughout the whole movie and it makes you feel really bad for her boyfriend (who is a writer) because he loves her so much yet the girl ...
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How to find happy, upbeat material in rankings? [duplicate]

I'm not necessarily seeking only comedies; I'm trying to find cheery, elated, jovial, lighthearted, upbeat TV or movie series that are also praised and acclaimed. I'm using rankings, but websites like ...
3
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5answers
20k views

Who kills the priest's dog?

In John Michael McDonagh's wonderful philosophical black comedy Calvary, a good priest receives a death threat during a confessional giving him a week to sort out his affairs. During the course of ...
3
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1answer
288 views

A horror movie that turns out to be a prank

I've seen this horror movie one or two years ago. Recent american production. It starts with a group of friends starting some game show (same concept of the Hunger Games) somewhere in a huge closed ...
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73 views

Looking for Movie's Title, 80's or early 90's buddy movie (with monsters) [duplicate]

I saw this movie late at night 15-20 years ago on cable. It is about two high school (or high school-aged) friends and they end up having to fight some monster/aliens/demons... I think it is a mix of ...
3
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5answers
2k views

Why Harlan DeGroat had to do that to Rodney Baze Jr.?

I'm talking about the movie Out of the Furnace where Harlan kills Rodney and John Petty. In the movie, Rodney owes a lot of money to Harlan. So, Rodney agrees to fight with some guy to clear his debt ...
6
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1answer
79 views

Why did Aldo Raine have that scar?

First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) had a scar that made it look as though someone had tried to cut his throat. Is there any reason mentioned for that scar (in the movie that I missed, or in ...
7
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1answer
179 views

Father/daughter 90s thriller with eyes in 2 different colors

I have confused the movie 'Along Came A Spider' with a different movie. The movie I am looking for is about a detective or writer who takes his daughter to this house. She is about 6 to 8 years old. ...
16
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1answer
207 views

Are Americans the bad guys in Russian movies?

Context In US movies, time and again, the bad guys end up being Russians. Examples: Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1980s US TV show Bad guys: Russian KGB The Last Ship 2010s US TV show Bad guys: ...

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