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How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?

In Cloud Atlas, the timelines are not only connected mystically through reincarnation and imagery of past lives (broad explanation), but directly via stories transferred over time. Half of the ...
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2k views

Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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191 views

How do they decide what/who gets nominated at the Oscars?

I watched Zero Dark Thirty last night and I have to say, I didn't expect the movie to be nominated as one of best pictures of 2012. Some of the flicks I was expecting were, The Hobbit Django ...
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319 views

Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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335 views

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy?

Why do most of the Hollywood movies have at least one non-white guy? Are there any casting guidelines for that or Just a coincidence?
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187 views

Character naming in Synecdoche New York

I recently saw the movie Synecdoche New York. Among other things that intrigued me, the name of the protagonist, Caden Cotard is very interesting. From the Wikipedia article The Cotard delusion ...
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199 views

How does Murph know whether Dr. Brand is alive?

In Interstellar the data transmission was only one way, that is, from The Earth to the spaceship, and not the other way, then how does Murph know that Dr. Brand is alive?
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176 views

What is the longest timespan depicted in a movie?

Most movies depict a few days to a week's worth of real-time. What movie depicts the longest amount of time?
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102 views

Boy comes back from the dead to date girl

It's an old movie maybe 80's or so. I can only remember these parts: Scene: In this movie I remember a scene where this dude likes a chick, I think this part is inside a store, and there's a thief ...
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118 views

Gold hijacking movie from the 1990's

I remember watching in 1998 this movie about a gold hijacking operation set in rural towns (maybe in Alaska, Canada or the Northwestern US or another place possibly). Some terrorists who included one ...
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131 views

Late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator?

Looking for a late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator. What I remember is; This aired on SBS in the early 2000s, and I remember it being fairly new looking at ...
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198 views

Did the cousins intend to return for their Mercedes?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they turn their Mercedes in at a humble farm and take clothes from the line to swap for their ...
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110 views

Where does Limbo take place?

This question is inspired by Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?, where the infographic shows very well in which mind each dream level takes place, except for the Limbo: So ...
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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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164 views

What TV show on real-life mysteries mentioned a child time-traveller in a photo of the Gettysburg Address?

I need help finding a television program. I believe it was like "In Search Of" which dealt with real life mysteries in a scientific format. It was a television show on time travel. The show was on ...
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1k views

Movie about man who goes into the mind of a prisoner

Ok, the movie is about a guy in prison cell/mental facility, the main guy goes into his mind/head to see if he is guilty of a crime, when he gets in his mind (literally in his mind, he is walking in ...
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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544 views

Why could nobody understand what the Hath where saying?

In season 4, episode 6 - "The Doctors' Daughter" - there is a war going on between the Hath and Humans, and Martha ends up in the base of the Hath. Normally the Tardis would translate the language in ...
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234 views

Movie about fishing family who buy their own boat and end up losing everything

The movie was old and about a family who were living in a coastal village (probably Italy). The traditional occupation of villagers was fishing. There were masters who owned boats and workers. ...
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240 views

Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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176 views

Shouldn't there be an age difference between Cooper and Brand?

As we all know, going near a black hole (Gargantua in this case) slows down time, according to the theory of relativity. So when Cooper comes out of the black hole, after spending a fair bit of time ...
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159 views

How was the data transferred across galaxies?

In Interstellar, they have shown that the astronauts Mann, Miller and Edmunds were sending signals to NASA(Earth) through their beacons. Also NASA is able to send videos recorded on earth to Cooper ...
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3answers
385 views

How can humans travel to 12 different planets in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar humanity tries to save humanity by colonizing planets by using a wormhole which leads to another galaxy. While the protagonist travels through the wormhole his crewmate says ...
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2k views

What time era is presented in Gotham?

In Gotham, Gordan said that he participated in war, technology shown is not too old. But still which time era it represents looks vague. Is it ever said which time era it represents?
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227 views

Can you give me a title of this sci-fi home security movie?

Many years ago (during 1995-2000) I saw this movie on HBO. The story goes like this, A man sets home security in his home for protection. The protection system is based on the AI (artificial ...
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97 views

What was the first movie that had only female characters?

What was the first movie that had only female characters? In a quiz competition that question was asked and I didn't know its answer. Although the question was for Bollywood but here my question is ...
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171 views

Sandra Bullock plays survivor of murder

It's a movie which stars Sandra Bullock and she plays a woman who has survived from an attack of a man who burried her alive but the police found her alive. I think the man attacked her at a parking ...
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56 views

What languages are spoken by the aborigines, and where are those villages?

In the film 'Tracks', Robyn Davidson passes along a number of villages. In one of the villages, a group of women do singing/dancing for her. In another, someone accompanies her through sacred land. ...
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68 views

Why did the Indians decide to end it this way?

I've a couple questions stemming from Valhalla Rising. At the end, One-Eye turns to face the Indians, dropping his axe and allowing them to beat him to death. (The scene reminds me that Indians ...
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1answer
118 views

Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?

Can someone provide an exhaustive list of who was dreaming whose mind was the one that filled it with its subconscious in each dream they shared in Inception?
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116 views

Can't remember a movie

Looking for a movie possibly made in 1990's. All I can remember: Good interesting dialogue in a dining room setting. The "villains" had kidnapped the owners of the house and were tied up in a back ...
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1answer
145 views

What is the timeline of incidents taking place in Shutter Island

What is the timeline of the incidents taking place? Teddy cannot be more than 30-35 years old. He is married with two children. In the island he had dreams which contains the incidents happening ...
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336 views

Female assassin with a boyfriend who has the heart on the wrong side

This movie is Asian, probably Japanese. It is at least ten years old. The story is as follows: a female assassin falls in love with a guy, but her boss wants the guy dead. He has situs inversus (i.e. ...
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4answers
329 views

Movie/TV show based around time and clocks involving kids

So i'm remembering that ages ago (probably in the early to mid 90's) I was watching either a tv show or a movie. It involved children/teenagers moving into a different world/alternate reality that was ...
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377 views

murder mystery television show in the 80s / 90s

There was a murder mystery television show back in the 80s and/or 90s that I am trying to remember the name of. Things I remember: The detective/P.I. was an older gentleman I seem to recall he ...
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444 views

Show/movie about trolls running their own radio station?

I'm not sure if it was a movie or a series as we only got 1 VHS tape. What I remember is that the show used what I think were puppet trolls who ran a radio station out from a tree(s). I also remember ...
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127 views

Did Johnny and Lisa get married?

In The Room, the chronology is difficult to follow. Do Johnny and Lisa get married at some point in the Movie? At first, Claudette mentions that Lisa is getting married next month, and that Johnny's ...
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1answer
257 views

Why didn't the abducted victims talk?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), the abducted victims (Alex Jones, Bob Taylor and then Anna and Joy) didn't talk -that much- Anna and Joy maybe didn't talk because they were shocked and tired but what ...
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662 views

Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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365 views

Corpse-like old man in an elevator is floating above the floor

This is a foreign language film, possibly Korean. I can remember a couple of scenes, hope they are from the same film and I'm not merging two different films together. It centres around a lady who ...
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0answers
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Can you explain the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1 [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1. It takes place right at the beginning of episode 1. Several farmers in a Mexican village are crawling towards some kind ...
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2answers
206 views

Truck driver abducts women and holds them in a cellar

I remember watching this movie when I was younger, maybe in the 90's or early 2000's and it seemed like it might have been a made for TV movie because I saw it on TV. Anyway all I can remember was it ...
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4answers
348 views

Why can't movies be released in homes? [closed]

I wonder if there is such a system where by people can enjoy movies sitting at their homes.This is can prove beneficial for both movie makers and their team as a business point of view as well as ...
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1answer
4k views

What is the reason for making “Human Centipede 2” in black and white?

As per Tom Six's claim for Human Centipede 2 to make it more graphic and disturbing, making the first film seem like "My Little Pony compared with part two." So why to make it in black and white? So ...
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1answer
2k views

Sci fi movie: Present changes due to killing a butterfly in pre-history

I saw this movie about 10 years ago. Traveling back in time a group of people visiting a prehistoric time period, one of the group catches/ kills a butterfly. after returning to present time the world ...
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2answers
471 views

The character Weyland in Prometheus

Is Mr. Weyland a great grandchild of the Weyland in Alien VS Predator ?
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316 views

Why did Hendricks jump from the parking structure at the end of the fight scene in MI4?

In Mission:Impossible-Ghost Protocol, at the last fight scene, Ethan and Hendricks were in a parking structure and Ethan was trying to get that brief case which contains the Satellite launch terminal. ...
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1answer
198 views

What does Book of Shadows stands for in title of movie Blair Witch 2?

I want to know what the significance is of Book of Shadows in the title of the movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the sequel to The Blair Witch Project . I watched the full movie and did not got ...
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51 views

Question about a line from Frankie and Johnny

In Frankie and Johnny, Frankie says: Aspiration? Have you been shaving again? What's funny about this line?
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Why do the pirates have white teeth?

I was watching Black Sails and I couldn't stop noticing that the pirates have super nice white teeth. I would think pirates just had 'bad & rotten' teeth. Was this just left out on purpose or ...

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