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Why does Mycroft say this in that time period?

In the Sherlock special episode "The Abominable Bride", there is a scene where Mycroft talks about Moriarty with Sherlock. In the conversation he says something along the lines of "... a grain in the ...
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Why did CBI launch an investigation into Todd Johnson's death and not Rebecca Anderson's?

In season 2, episode 8 of the Mentalist, it is revealed that Rebecca Anderson, a secretary in CBI is a Red John operative. She kills a number of CBI agents, etc. After Patrick questions her, she is ...
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Which is this movie about childhood friends who move apart, the girl becoming an actress?

Live action, English movie (probably Hollywood) Watched around 2000, give or take (mostly give) a few years in India. So, given that it's English, it's likely that it was a 90s movie, or very late 80s....
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Guy holds kids at school to ransom

I am looking for a film that i saw years ago (probably late 80s, but possibly 90s) but i cant remember much about it. All i can remember is one scene where a guy (teenager or early 20s) holds a class ...
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German Crime-Thriller with Showdown of Poisoned Schnapps on a Rotating Board

This is a made-for-TV German crime thriller, which I watched on German TV, possibly on one of the public channels, in the early 2000s (before 2008). I believe it was then a recent movie, if it was a ...
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What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in S1E13?

What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in House of Cards S1E13? Is it to hurt the public support for Tusk when he is announced as VP?
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Movie with the brain power “regulator”

I'm looking for the movie which: was English language; seems to me for 80s; was utopia/dystopia type; there was a kid who was smart. Parents (probably with the government) tried to stop developing ...
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What was the deal with 9:30 in M Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit'?

By the end of M Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit', it is evident But what was the deal with 9:30? Is it possible that a condition like this happens around a fixed time? Or is it simply employed by the ...
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Different skills and levels of a Pau in Farscape

In Farscape a Pau priest is supposed to be able to advance in ranks to different levels. Apparently each level can grant a new ability. Zhaan was a 10th level pau, and I know they mentioned something ...
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Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...
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How much is Stan Lee paid for his cameos in MCU films?

I have done some research for a question similar to this (but fundamentally different from it) on SF&F, but I couldn't come up with any specific numbers. The Screen Actors Guild requires that ...
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How come Kalkeya Chief knew about what Bijjaladeva said a day before war

In Baahubali:The Beginning, During war, Kalakeya chief asks Sivagami, "You will declare King whoever kills me among both princes". This quote was said by Bijjaladeva a day before the war. My question ...
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How long was each Squinterns' turn at the Jeffersonian?

In Bones, after Zack's face-heel turn into the Gormogon's Apprentice ended with his incarceration (commitment?), the assistant internship (fellowship) position was filled with various people, all grad ...
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Why has Tian Ji'an's wife ordered to kill Nie Yinniang's uncle in “The Assassin”?

In "The Assassin" (2015) killing Tien Xing, Yinniang's uncle, does not seem to be of any benefit to Lady Tian, Tian Ji'an's wife. Yet it seems that it was her, who ordered to bury Tien Xing alive. Why ...
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Soundtrack Variations Per DVD Zone?

In terms of DVD zoning, I am in Zone 4. I noticed a tune being played in S1E12 of The Sopranos when Tony was driving his car. It was extremely Stevie Ray Vaughan-ish, but as much as I searched for ...
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In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
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What is the significance of the cat in the movie “Gone Girl”?

Throughout the movie "Gone Girl", there is an orange house cat that appears in numerous scenes. Is this some kind of symbolism?
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Cooking shows' last minute finishes

In competitive cooking shows like Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and many others, at the end of each round they show all of the competitors doing their final preparation and plating during the last minute, ...
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Why does the pilot unbuckle his harness?

In Bridge of Spies a spy plane pilot is shot down over Russian airspace. At the start of that sequence the pilot decides to unbuckle his harness, even though he is being jostled around in the cockpit, ...
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Any source to list the trailers that showed before a particular movie?

I was searching for trailers that played before a movie I just saw, and landed on this question. While informative, I still haven't found a way to easily answer my question. Is there anyplace you can ...
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Public address announcements in OITNB

All through the existing 39 episodes of 'Orange is the New Black' you can hear the public address system make announcements. They are diegetic effects used to create the ambience of a prison, a type ...
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Who shot Bill Cutting 'The Butcher' in the theater?

Who was the man who shot Bill 'The Butcher' in the theater? I suppose he was priest Vallon's friend, but he wasn't shown before. And what was he saying while he was dying? Was he actually praying or ...
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Was Inspector Highland the inside man?

In the film Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford, the terrorist group uses someone inside the police department to obtain the route & arrangements for Sean Miller's transfer. A few lines and ...
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Is this a reference to a specific movie in the music video Troy of die fantastischen 4?

In the music-video "Troy" from the german band die "Die Fantastischen 4" they reference to some styles and movies of the past. I always wondered about the scene from 1:49 to 2:07, this reminds me of ...
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How did Charley Varrick know to hide?

In the 1973 Don Siegel movie Charley Varrick, the eponymous protagonist leads a team of bank robbers in a raid on a small regional bank. The job is supposed to be an easy raid but they accidentally ...
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Why did Chico go to Calvera's camp?

In the Magnificent Seven, there is this scene that Chico goes to Calvera's camp: But I do not understand what purpose it served. Why did he go there? He didn't get any information and neither did ...
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How does Victoria get convicted if Emily is still deemed a nutjob?

In the movie Side Effects, at the end, Victoria is arrested for Insider Trading and planning the Murder. The murder however is committed by Emily, whose end judgement it so go back to the mental ward. ...
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Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

In Chapter Five of Inglourious Basterds, Revenge of the Giant Face, Colonel Hans Landa strangles Bridget von Hammersmark to death with his own hands immediately after placing her at the scene of the ...
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A movie with an orphan falling overboard

Ok, this is a tough one. I remember seeing this scene on TV when I was in my early teens. Of all the vague movie memories that have plagued me over the years this is the one that I've never been able ...
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How many mailgirls were there on Monstervision?

On the 90's show TNT's MonsterVision with Joe Bob Briggs, how many mail girls were there? I've seen two, Rusty and the blonde one, but I'm not even sure of her name. I believe the blonde was in a ...
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Why are there posters of the film inside Micmacs à Tire-Larigot?

In Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs à Tire Larigot, there are several occurrences where we can see the posters of the film in the movie sets or on props. What's the meaning of this?
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Why does cat point to the answer/safety/salvation in the Silence of the Lambs?

The cat seems to have a very significant role in the movie the Silence of the Lambs which does not make a lot of sense to me as I have always seen this movie as a narrative about the role of woman in ...
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Why does Ugarte trust Rick with the exit visas?

Why does Ugarte trust Rick with the exit visas in Casablanca? Ugarte says, You know, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow because you despise me, you're the only one I trust. What ...
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Japanese films/TV adaptations of the Taiping Rebellion?

In the 1850's and 60's, the Taiping Rebellion broke out in China, observed by both the Tokugawa Bakufu and subsequently the Meiji Imperial government. Some 200 years earlier, Japan had suffered its ...
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Mysterious Short Hostile Phone Conversation in Training Day

When Alonzo Harris along with Jake Hoyt went to visit Roger the first time, the latter receives a phone call where he said "it's your mess, you clean it up". What's the purpose of this phone call?
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Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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A man watching a bathing woman through a knothole - what was the name of this Swedish thriller?

Some time around the mid 90's I saw a Swedish thriller about a woman that was being stalked/watched by a man. I remember not much but one particular scene: The woman is taking a relaxing bath in her ...
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Are there any connections between USA's Mr. Robot and Channel 4's Utopia?

There appears to be some strong similarities between Mr. Robot and Utopia. The stories are very different, but stylistically, there seems to be a lot of similarities between the two from the pacing to ...
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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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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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Why was Don Draper self-destructive?

The recurrent theme of Mad Men was Don's self-destruction. Right from the start, he had everything - he was hailed as an advertising genius, his boss (Roger Sterling) was practically his friend, he ...
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Was “The Black Echo”'s diegetic existence merely a nod to the books or an element from the books?

When Bosch spends the night with Brasher in his hill house overviewing L.A. and she notes that it is quite a view for a detective, he says that "Paramount payed that view". He tells her that the movie ...
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CBS, Capes and Pigeonholing?

For Comicbook to live action adaptations, the 1970's presents a few notable milestones of which Today's Superhero Media empires lineage can be traced. Remarkably, CBS retains the highest pedigree for ...
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Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?

Specifically, I'm looking for a schedule or list of all made-for-tv Lifetime movies that have premiered to date, in 2015. Is there some hidden calendar or schedule on their website? Can this ...
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Was Once Upon A Time Season 4 pre or post OUAT Wonderland?

So, Once Upon A Time Season 4 introduced Will Scarlet (The Knave) who was the main cast in OUAT Wonderland. I'm just confused about the timeline here. Did Season 4 happen: before White Rabbit came ...
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What happened to Agent Joseph Keenan at the end of Red State?

In the movie Red State, Kevin Smith says he wanted to shoot the Apocalypse at the end but it would cost too much. That got me to wondering: Was Agent Keenan (John Goodman) actually dead at the end, ...
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Are those historical portrayal 100% or mostly real?

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Tv SHOW A great deep view with simple way into our discoveries & inventions so far. In this series Neil deGrasse Tyson explained many things about time and space. And ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Was Margot Having an Affair with Eli?

The Wikipedia Article on The Royal Tenenbaums claims that Margot and Eli were having an affair, but I find this somewhat difficult to believe. Other than the one scene in which Eli leaves Margot's ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...

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