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Why are American movies often promoted abroad with titles -in English- that are different from the originals? [duplicate]

Translating a title makes perfect sense to me. Altering a title to something else in the original language? More confusing. Several examples from France in particular are Pitch Perfect: The Hit ...
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Why do prisoners want to live in Emerald City?

In Oz, many prisoners have to change their location from the experimental unit Emerald City and some normal units, and vice versa. Emerald City is extremely controlled with much more prison ...
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Why does Tom Hanks' character never open up the last package?

During his time on the island in Cast Away, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) never opens up one last FedEx package, even though it could have made his escape or his survival easier. Why is this?
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Classy guy gives his umbrella [closed]

From what movie is this scene? http://38.media.tumblr.com/b056708b3f8bdedebb38ff24a3e58995/tumblr_njao6niE8k1sysle7o1_400.gif
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Name of an English-speaking sketch show with the character “Rabbi the Rabbit”

About 10 years ago I watched on German television channel ARTE an English speaking sketch show with subtitles. The English that was used was definitely not American English, but I am not sure if it ...
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Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?

Background: In Luther, Series 3, episode 1, Ken Barnaby is a suspect in the case of a murdered internet troll, Jared Cass. Cass had tormented Barnaby and his wife over social media after their ...
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991 views

Name of movie about people who have died and are waiting to move on (to heaven or a new life)

I'm trying to find the name of a film about people who have died and are waiting to move on.. I think the film is 15-30 years old. They are not yet in heaven - Their lives are replayed and they are ...
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Why does “Hollywood Accounting” still work?

Hollywood accounting is the practice of big studios of making successful movies into what looks like a financial failures on purpose and through questionable accounting tricks. The goal is to show no ...
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545 views

Lead actor/actress VS Supporting actor/actress

On what basis, Chris Hemsworth is considered as a Lead actor in the movie Rush? In the movie, both characters have equal importance and both narrated the story in equal measure and occupied same ...
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Symbols of Borgman

I've read that Borgman is full of Biblical symbols. Not being well educated in this area, I am lookong for someone to explain the symbols appearing in Borgman to me.
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Directors had some kind of a bet - there was a cool scene of samurai/ninjas fighting in the dark

I am looking for a movie I saw about 10-15 years ago. I still know there were two directors who had some kind of bet or competition, but I don't remember specifics. One scene that I still remember ...
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Japanese movie about young man living in “blind spot”

There is a Japanese movie stuck in my head: It's about a young man, who delivers flyers (coupons, advertising maybe?) around the city, and he sometimes breaks into flats and houses that he can see ...
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What really happened in Walter Bishop's Lab in Fringe?

Can anyone tell what really happened in Walter Bishop's lab in Fringe that lead to the hospitalization of Walter in a mental institution? Note: I have watched whole series.
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The use of the word “fuck” in The 300: Rise of an Empire

According to the Wikipedia article for the etymology of the word "fuck": it is usually considered to be first attested to around 1475 With this in mind, why the word used in 300: Rise of an ...
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1answer
478 views

Why is Bobby Munson's cut different than everyone else's?

Did they ever explain in the TV series Sons Of Anarchy why Bobby Munson's cut (his gang jacket) has a border around the shoulders? There's a white pattern around what would be his sleeves (if it ...
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72 views

Please identify this (Almodovar?) movie

I remember 2 scenes from a movie that I think was made by Pedro Almodovar, probably in the 90s. In one scene, a pregnant woman complains to a friend about pain in her nipples (while they sit in a ...
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1answer
161 views

Movie about a concave (Hollow) world

A movie about a man ending up in a concave or (Hollow) world think the movie was Russian or Eastern European. Pretty sure the movie was made since 2000 but not 100% sure. I remember him talking to a ...
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1answer
175 views

What does Allen's comment about “You've Got Mail” mean?

When Terry goes to Allen's home, they talk about the movie She's Got Mail (You've Got Mail) casting Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Allen said Tom Hanks have poison ivy up his ass. What's he talking about?
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What is the current relationship status of Tony and Ziva in NCIS?

Can anyone say what is the current relationship status of Tony and Ziva? Are they really keeping in contact? Are they dating?
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1answer
147 views

A Question about a scene in The Grand Budapest Hotel

At around the 29th minute of The Grand Budapest Hotel Gustave and Zero have the following conversation about "Boy with Apple": Gustave: That picture, Boy with Apple, is priceless. Understand? ...
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1answer
208 views

Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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1answer
46 views

How did the US PoW infer the end of WW2?

In the 2014 movie Unbroken, at (approximately) the 1 hour 55 minute juncture, a US B-29 flies above the PoWs who were told to bathe in the water, before other B-29s do so. I personally observe that ...
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1answer
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Kingsman: The Secret Service church scene

I will try to avoid spoilers but this question is meant for people who HAVE seen the movie. Apparently there are three different cuts of this movie as far as I know: US cut UK cut Indonesian cut ...
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1answer
142 views

Big Trouble In Little China Ending

Yesterday I watched Big Trouble in Little China for the third time in a week. What a hidden gem this film is! Anyway my question is why did Jack Burton refuse to kiss Gracie at the end? he has ...
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1answer
89 views

The Legendary Enormous Boulder Scene

Everyone knows this scene! Indiana Jones narrowly escapes death by a huge rolling boulder in the Raiders of the Lost Ark. However I recently watched the original Journey to the Center of the Earth ...
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1answer
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What's the old guy (Chuck?)'s problem in the end of Better Call Saul episode 4 of season 1 [duplicate]

In Better Call Saul episode 4 of season 1 (the one aired on Feb 23, 2015), there's an old guy (Chuck?) in the end, who James hid the newspaper from, and apparently can't go outside without a shield ...
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What is the machinery at the top of the elevator in Mission: Impossible?

Towards the beginning of the film Mission: Impossible, the first person on the team to die is Jack. He's on top of the elevator when it starts uncontrollably accelerating towards the top of the ...
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What is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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698 views

How were the scenes with Gazelle shot?

In Kingsman: The Secret Service Gazelle is disabled. I was surprised to discover that the actress playing the role (Sofia Boutella) is not. How were the scenes with her shot? Did she actually wear ...
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2answers
519 views

Why was the incident involving Sonny so over the top?

In The Godfather, knowing that Sonny was a hothead and would immediately go to Connie's house after Carlo beats her up, he is ambushed at the highway toll booth by (presumably) Tattaglia men. The ...
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2answers
422 views

How do studios decide which movie (classic) to release on Blu-ray?

Consider the examples of The Odessa File (1974) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). They are both classics based on novels by Frederick Forsyth and released at around the same time. The Day of the ...
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71 views

Are there multiple HD masters of movies?

The Criterion Collection released The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou on Blu-ray back in May, the first appearance of the film on that format. The source for this disc was a "new, restored 4K film ...
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How can a pirated blu-ray be released online before the official blu-ray release?

The Birdman (2014) Blu-ray has a release date of February 17, 2015. However, while surfing the internet I found a pirated copy of the movie's Blu-ray, 13 days before the official release. So my ...
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400 views

What causes a high budget title to be direct-to-DVD?

We've all heard the saying "released straight to DVD" to indicate the failure of a movie to make it into the theaters. Now, I'm not talking about the "made for DVD" films, or foreign films that were ...
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220 views

Is there a way to view the “TV Edits” of movies without waiting for them to come on TV?

When Dumb & Dumber came on TBS, I pulled my eight year old on the couch and said "Here..let's watch this." The laughs started when Jeff Daniels walked out in the dog suit and didn't stop till the ...
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1answer
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Confusion over the run time of 'Fireflies in the Garden'

Could someone please clear up the runtime confusion of this film? I've seen it listed at 89 minutes, 94 minutes, 98 minutes, 99 minutes, and 120 minutes. I watched it online for the first time and ...
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Digital Movies, DVD's and the law

I firmly believe in paying for what I watch - they paid to make it, I should pay to watch it. Completely fair. However, I hate physical media: DVD, Blu-ray, you name it. I'm happy to buy them to pay ...
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Why were 2 episodes omitted from the “The Tick” DVD releases, and why was Season 3 never released to Region 1?

The cartoon "The Tick" had two Region 1 DVD releases: The Tick vs. Season One and The Tick vs. Season Two, but Season One is missing the episode "Tick vs. The Mole Men". Season Two is missing the ...
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215 views

What advantages do Criterion releases provide new films?

The Criterion Collection is renowned for the quality of its releases, restoration work, and for highlighting art-house classics from the past. However I'm curious to know why it also releases films ...
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Edition with 1-hour episodes each of TV series 24?

I wonder if there's a DVD release or similar of the TV series 24, in which each episode lasts one hour. What they showed on TV was only ever 42 minutes of the series, and the rest being used for ...
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1answer
127 views

What episodes are on the “DVD Collection” release of Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures?

On November 4, 2014, a DVD set called "DVD Collection" was released for the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures TV series. This set contains 3 discs and has a total run time of 264 minutes. Given ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: Example of 2.35 format - Another example - And a last one Example of 1.85 format But seems to have been recorded in 1.85 ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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Help identifying TV scene where a weak/innocent female finds out someone betrayed her and gets revenge?

I'm looking for a scene from a TV show (within past 10 years) where a female character who's friendly and innocent finds out that someone betrayed someone she loves/cares about and they do a close up ...
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Please identify this horror movie about a girl who was used to trap actors in a house

I watched it about 11 years ago starts with an audition for actors to go into a house to act a reality horror movie only for them to be trapped in a real horror house. The horror starts with one guy ...
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What is funny about Yokomichi Yonosuke's name?

In Yokomichi Yonosuke (A story of Yonosuke) each time Yonosuke introduces himself other people seem to be amused by his name. Why is that? Is this some kind of Japanese wordplay?
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137 views

Does Stannis wear a crown?

So I've re watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and I can't find a single scene in which Stannis wears a crown. This lead me to wonder if he even has one. If he doesn't why doesn't he? If ...
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435 views

Why is the production team making prequels of X-Men rather than sequels?

I am a die-hard fan of the X-Men animated series X-Men Evolution and I also like the X-Men Movie Trilogy In addition to the main trilogy there are two more movies (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: ...
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Who is the guy in the Picture in Naked Gun 2 1/2 “Blue Note” jazz bar scene?

In the 1991 movie The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, there is a joke I don't get. It's in the scene after Frank Drebin finds out Jane Spencer is going out with one Quentin Hapsburg. He gets ...

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