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Why E.T. moves towards Yoda like kid calling “Home Home”?

In the 1982 classic, E.T., when Elliot and Mike take E.T. out on Halloween, E.T. sees people dressed up in bizarre costumes, but when a kid dressed up like Yoda walks aside, E.T is seen rushing ...
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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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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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795 views

Camera shot with close-up next to farther away standing person

While watching Final Destination 3 I noticed a very characteristic camera shot. At a scene where the main character, Wendy, sits in her room at the computer (watching the supposedly foretelling fotos),...
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240 views

Why are two Jungle book movies being made consecutively?

Everybody perhaps knows of Jon Favreau's movie The Jungle Book which is going to be released in 2016. But quite recently I learned (and to my utter surprise) that another Jungle book movie is coming ...
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291 views

Why don't main characters of the Walking Dead shield their legs from crawling walkers?

Over time of watching the Walking Dead, I noticed that main characters adapted well to predicting walker locations and positions. These skills have definitely saved their lives many times. However, ...
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147 views

From which years are the Terminators sent back?

From which years in the future are the terminators in Terminator 1, 2 and 3 sent back?
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What is the term called for the sudden blackout before the suspense scene?

Mostly in the cartoons and in some TV series or movies sometimes the screen turned black mid-between a sudden surprise scene, which impacts great to maintaining goosebumps. The last i noticed this is ...
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Why did Bicycle Thieves end so abruptly?

I read that Bicycle Thieves is one of Leonardo DiCaprio's favorite movies of all time. I saw it. It just ended abruptly. I was really hopeful for a happy ending that he would win his bike back but ...
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How was this character poisoned in Warcraft?

In Warcraft, towards the end of movie we observe the Guardian Medivh changing sides and starting to emit green light instead of blue. I might have missed that part or misunderstood but how exactly did ...
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5answers
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Is there any difference between a “Walker” and “Zombie”?

Is there any difference between the terms "Walker" and "Zombie" as used in the Walking Dead?
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758 views

Murder in eight different perspectives

I am looking for a movie which depicts a murder in eight different perspectives. I think it's a whodunit plot movie I saw the ad once on TV where they show something like a influential person like ...
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1answer
408 views

Do I have to have seen any other James Bond films to watch Spectre?

Do I have to start from the first James Bond film to understand Spectre or can I just watch Spectre without any knowledge of James Bond film? All I know is that 007 is some type of a code given to a ...
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How is Bucky even alive?

When you think about it, not a lot of the story on how they kept Bucky alive makes sense. He was shot out of a speeding train and fell to unknown depths, only to be found by Strategic Science Reserve ...
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1answer
1k views

IMAX DMR vs 35mm film

I am planning to watch Interstellar, but I'm wondering which version I should watch. It has been released on a wide variety of media, among them classic 35mm film and IMAX. So I'm not sure if I should ...
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2k views

Movie where author writes the life of some guy?

A few years ago, I remember something about a movie where an author is writing a book (or movie) and, as she writes it, the plot comes to life in a random guy's life? Sorry for the vagueness, but I ...
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1answer
548 views

What are the subplots common to both The Force Awakens and A New Hope?

After watching The Force Awakens, I couldn't help but think it's a total remake of A New Hope given the amount of similar subplots. I've listed entire subplots of both movies that are identical in ...
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Are there union rules requiring stunt performers, and what does this mean for action stars who “do their own stunts”?

In an answer to this question, it is mentioned offhand: There are almost no "live shots" of this as it is technically a stunt and according to union rules ( at least in Hollywood) that requires a ...
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1answer
429 views

Actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Who are the actors common to both Pleasantville and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? As part of my grieving process over the death of Paul Walker who was in the Fast & the Furious franchise, I was ...
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222 views

Why doesn't Wayward Pines wait a more couple of thousands of years?

Near the year 4028, David Pilcher and the future citizens of Wayward Pines wake up from a cryogenic sleep. My question is pretty straightforward. If the world is currently ruled by monstrous ...
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444 views

A movie about a secret organisation

I'm looking for a movie some time ago, it goes like this. Person A lives a normal life until he meet person B. While they are together A takes B's phone by accident and discovers that B is a member ...
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5answers
8k views

What is this camera effect used in Hot Fuzz?

In this scene in Hot Fuzz (2007) the camera focuses on these two characters and rotates slowly, but the background rotates so fast. So what is this camera effect and how is it accomplished? Timeline ...
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the Nazi troops brings the Ark of the Covenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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Why were the villagers and the axe-wielding hitman brothers crawling towards a shrine?

At the start of Season 3 Breaking Bad, we see a bunch of villagers and Tuco's cousins crawling on their bellies towards some shrine where they put a drawing of Walter White as some kind of "offering". ...
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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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Why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman

As almost every Batman fan, I like the Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Batman. But why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman? Is it to scare off/intimidate people? Or to ...
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How did the T-Rex kill everyone on the boat?

In Jurassic Park: The Lost World, a T-Rex is captured from the island, sedated, and put on a boat for the mainland. During the trip to the mainland, the T-Rex got free and killed everyone. When the ...
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1answer
1k views

What changes were made to the Star Wars Blu-ray and what effect did they have on the plot?

The recently released Blu-ray edition of Star Wars has a few changes made personally by George Lucas. The most striking is Darth Vader's "No!" in episode VI. Why were these changes made, and do such ...
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Why do Bollywood movies have song and dance sequences?

Unlike Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies are quite different, because they're usually mixed with masala i.e dance, song and love sequences. This is the case in most films which are released in ...
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7answers
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Red's parole hearings in The Shawshank Redemption

In The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Red has three parole hearings. For the first two, in 1947 (YouTube link) and in 1957, he tells the parole board what he thinks they want to hear, and is unsuccessful....
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Why are 3D films so dark?

Why are 3D films so dark? I watched Brave yesterday and the film was so dark (light wise) in places that it was hard to make out what was happening. Why are 3D films darker than 2D films and does it ...
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Who was the guy in the scene after the credits in The Avengers?

After the credits roll on The Avengers, there is a brief scene that appears to hint at who the next villain will be. I thought it looked kind of like the Red Skull, but others I saw it with disagreed. ...
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in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?

Skyfall opens with a chase scene that culminates in Bond's partner accidentally shooting Bond instead of shooting the bad guy. The bullet hits Bond hard enough to blow him off a train into the river ...
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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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2answers
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Am I only missing nudity and violence?

I watch Game of Thrones on HBO in Singapore. The nudity I have heard so much about has been completely cut and I assume some of the more graphic violence has also been cut. The editing seems to be a ...
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5answers
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What did Ramsay actually mean?

In episode 9 of season 6 of Game of Thrones When Ramsay was in the captivity of the Stark's, he said to Sansa that Sansa is a part of him. What did he actually mean by this? Did he mean that Sansa ...
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5answers
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What’s with the “dead” characters at the end?

Near the end of V for Vendetta, while the building is exploding, you see people pulling off their masks to watch it explode. During this scene you see some characters that have been previously said ...
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12answers
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?

If I understand Skyfall correctly, James Bond's primary mission is to protect M from being killed by Silva -- despite this, near the end of the movie, M dies from a wound inflicted by Silva's men. ...
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1answer
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Who will say “start camera action” when the director casts himself in the main role?

If the director is in front of the camera, who will say those words to start a movie shot? Who will say "start camera action" when the director casts himself in the main role?
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What happens in a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing and why?

I have never been to a showing of the movie, nor have I even seen it. I have heard that it is quite the experience. People dress up, yell things at certain parts of the movie, and even throw toast?! ...
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4answers
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Explanation of the events at the end of Fight Club?

At the end of Fight Club, the narrator disables a bomb that Tyler had set up in a van in the basement, and then he and Tyler get into a fight. The fight ends with the narrator being thrown down some ...
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3answers
1k views

What is the sweariest movie ever?

I recently re-watched the Samuel L Jackson vehicle 51st State where he is also surrounded by some very sweary British actors (like Robert Carlyle). So I expected a lot of profanity. Obviously Jackson ...
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6answers
4k views

Why is Walt obsessed with Jesse?

As the question asks, why can Walt just not do without Jesse in Breaking Bad? At the beginning, he needed him to get into the business and stuff but later, Jesse only proved to be nothing but trouble. ...
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2answers
101k views

What was the original ending and why was it changed?

The movie The Butterfly effect has multiple and very different endings. Specifically there appears to be two factors on the main character's decision: Save his girlfriend's life Save his girlfriend'...
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2answers
2k views

Why does Buzz Lightyear act like a toy around people in Toy Story?

Early in the first Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear believes he truly is a Space Ranger. His struggle to accept that he is not actually Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger is a key part of the first movie in the ...
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2answers
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Talia and Bane age problems?

Bane saved Talia when she was a baby. He was pretty old maybe in his 20s or 30s. But then she grows up and wouldn't that make Bane 60? He looks young.
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Rookie Anderson's initial evaluation of Dredd

During the scene chief judge introduces Dredd to rookie Anderson, this conversation ensues. Chief judge: Rookie Anderson what can you tell me about the person I am with? Rookie: Male, another ...
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1answer
4k views

Did The Big Short movie change names or conflate characters?

The movie The Big Short is based on the true story of the 2008 financial crisis as told by Michael Lewis in his book of the same name. The movie does a very good job of telling a story full of ...
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Is John Keating to blame for Neil's suicide?

At the end of the movie John Keating is accused of making Neil come up against his father and outing his own dreams ("Carpe diem!") which ultimately leads to him commiting suicide. Was Keating really ...

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