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Portrayal of Southern USA in movies and TV shows [closed]

This might be my personal opinion, but I have felt that Southern USA is portrayed in a very different manner in American movies and TV shows. Most of the TV shows or movies that I have seen where the ...
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Was Cadet Jones playing any particular video game?

Watching Police Academy and just thoroughly amazed as one should be by Michael Winslow's performance as Cadet Larvell Jones. Their first night in the academy, he is in his room making like he is ...
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Show with car going over cliff into the (actual) Grand Canyon

I was at the Grand Canyon last week and did a tour of the west rim. During the tour, one of the guides pointed to the bottom of the cliff and there was (what appears to be) a mangled up car that is ...
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Movie with Lee Majors - cars are illegal

I saw (most) of this movie back in the 70s. It was definitely an American production and in color. It may have been made-for-TV. The premise, as much as I can remember, is that the United States has ...
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Why was the wormhole in Interstellar placed near Saturn?

Why was the wormhole placed near Saturn in Interstellar? If 'they' (advanced future humans) placed the wormhole from future, why didn't they place it near Earth or at-least near the planet Mars? ...
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506 views

About Gargantua and Cooper?

In Interstellar, how did Cooper get into that 5 Dimensional structure? Is it because of Gargantua (black hole)? Or is it because of 'they'? Or any other reasons. I didn't understand that part well ...
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Why didn't Tesla use his machine to make money before selling it to Angier?

In The Prestige, Nikola Tesla builds the magician Rupert Angier a teleport machine that also ends up duplicating the object placed inside of it. It is further revealed that Tesla is bankrupt, and that ...
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LaSalle calling Pride, King

In NCIS: New Orleans, 1. am I hearing LaSalle correct when he calls Pride "King", and 2. why does he call him that?
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846 views

What, exactly, are those “things” that come from the hole in the sky in The Avengers?

These: They explode like something that would be mechanical running on some power source, yet they roar and attempt to eat some of the Avengers, and they move more like an animal in water than like ...
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How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
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775 views

Old horror movie about haunted village/town?

I watched this super horror movie in 1995-2000 (from a z studio I guess). I remembered a few scenes and bit of story here is explained: 1) group of boys and girls finds village when they are on tour ...
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Why did Gashade cut open the flour sack in “The Shooting”?

In the opening sequence of the movie "The Shooting", the character Gashade cuts open a flour sack on the mule as seen below. This leaves a trail of flour that somebody, assumed to be "The Woman", ...
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What was the first website to be created specifically to promote a movie

I'm trying to figure out what the first instance was of a website being created specifically for a movie. I've narrowed it down to Star Trek Generations (1994) and Stargate (1994). I was pretty sure ...
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Why is lotion used as a metaphor for masturbation?

I've noticed a theme in sitcoms, more from the 80s/90s than now, that a bottle of hand lotion would be used a sign that a character has been masturbating. I don't get it. I imagine that lotion might ...
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Why is Rumpelstiltskin a bad guy again?

In the third season of Once Upon a Time Rumpelstiltskin gave his life in order to save his son and his friends. Now he is complotting with the new villain of the series. I don't understand this choice ...
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Instructional TV series on common-world things

Several months ago I was watching in TV (NatGeo Latinoamerica I think but it could be Discovery Channel Latinoamerica or History Channel Latinoamerica) an advertisement about a new TV ...
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Mexican reinactors storm the Alamo

Movie where modern Mexican soldiers or re-enactors storm the Alamo of the present and claim it for Mexico. English language, release date approx 1970s to early 1980s, origin: I assume the USA
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Why did Corder leak information in “The Final Cut”?

In the original House of Cards series, Corder leaks a tape and documents to Makepeace. I don't see the reason for doing so. Killing Urquhart sort of made sense, but why leak the negative information ...
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Immortal guy dies after statue of lion/tiger comes to life and gives him heart attack

It's black and white; I think it was a show of some sort. He is sentenced to hang but he doesn't die and he's let go and after that he bets people to shoot him, I believe. I've tried to google and ...
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1answer
102 views

Writer goes through tunnel

Hi I'm trying to remember a film involving a writer who goes to a village and weird things start happening (I think through his previous novels?). Anyway he tries to leave through this tunnel but ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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0answers
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Why was Dr Mann so mean? [duplicate]

Firstly, we are told that Dr Mann was the best of all of them and he knowingly went to that planet that it might very well be the end if the planet was unsustainable. Since the planet was indeed a ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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Is Nolan citing Borges?

When I was watching Interstellar a few days ago and Cooper passed the black hole horizon to find himself in a "non-space" on the other side of his daughter's bookshelves where he had access to all ...
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1answer
98 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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138 views

What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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1answer
4k views

How did Vito know about the betrayal?

In The Godfather, why did Barzini want Michael dead, after the five families had apparently made peace? How did Vito know this? How did he know about the specific way in which it would happen, and how ...
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1answer
446 views

Blade Runner - What makes this movie so iconic?

Blade Runner has a lot of buzz around it. Everyone knows the movie, it's widely cited and highly regarded. However, after watching it twice I just wasn't impressed. I thought it was average at ...
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1answer
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Who is the musical group that performed at the end of an David Letterman show that I am describing (they performed probably in the 2000s)?

There was a musical act that closed a David Letterman episode quite a few years back. It might have been in around 2000s or even before in the 90s. The act had a soulful brunette girl as the singer, ...
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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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196 views

Experiment in prison setting with half guards and half prisoners

I'm trying to remember the title to this movie that I saw. I know it was on HBO when I saw it about 2 years ago. The plot is this group of males are brought into this prison for an experiment. Half of ...
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1answer
435 views

Woman goes after serial killer who may have killed her sister

I'm looking to find a film I watched in the late 90's possibly early 00's. A woman goes in hunt of a serial killer. I think he may have killed her sister. It turns out that she has no leads what so ...
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1answer
159 views

Was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial shot in 1.85 or 2.35?

I can see that the "E.T." movie is sold in 1.85 and 2.35 formats: http://www.amazon.fr/E-T-lExtra-Terrestre-Peluche-Dee-Wallace/dp/B008JELMU6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top ...
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2answers
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Explanation of The Scribbler's supernatural abilities please

Q: How does Katie's character in The Scribbler (2014) have supernatural abilities, or, anyone who uses her machine for that matter? D: There seems to me to be no good explanation in the movie about ...
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1answer
116 views

What was the explosion when Holden interrogates Leon?

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover that ...
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184 views

Movie where guy always has his head tilted

Alright obscure one for you all. What's the movie where a guy's head was always tilted? This was from probably mid-80's. It feels like it would be British and along the lines of cops and robber, ...
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1answer
145 views

Identify this horror movie featuring a demon and excorcism

I am trying to find the movie that i can't remember the name. The genre is horror and i just remember few scene, its about the man who lost some one and in the burial ceremony of that person he ruined ...
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How did V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) become self aware?

In the movie, I, Robot, V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) becomes self aware; perhaps too aware to order assassinations and prepare for enslavement of humanity. In the movie, it ...
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3answers
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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1answer
194 views

What is the name of this film about a military person living on an island?

I saw a film (maybe from Italy) on TV, but not all of it and I don’t know the name of the film or the actors & creator. Here is the part of the story that I saw: A military person lives on an ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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1answer
202 views

A movie from the 90s or 2000s, about 2 guys, that everything they could think would simply disappears from existence [duplicate]

Its been soo long so my memories is vague and could be flawed, but I think they were in a house with the windows barricaded and they were on the couch watching the news because they were wanted by the ...
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1answer
588 views

Movie about a man living in his car who takes revenge on people who killed his family

I saw this movie perhaps it came out in 2013. its about a man who is poor, living in his car near a beach. He takes revenge on people who killed his parents. He follows a white limousine and kills a ...
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80s - 90s Movie about school siege

I saw this film in my childhood. Some group of terrorist enter the school (boys' school i guess) and capture the school. the boss of the group has watch in which he will use that to trigger the bomb ...
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1answer
96 views

What's funny about “Looking gay people up in the directory”?

In Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny said he has a gay cousin, what's funny about "Looking gay people up in the directory, under the now listings,"?
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1answer
303 views

What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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2answers
211 views

Why didn't Four know Tris?

Four is two years older than Tris and their fathers work together. They would have gone to the same school. Why didn't they know each other? As far as I understand, they first meet when Tris goes to ...
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1answer
241 views

What's the earliest movie with a comedic scene of mistaking a bull for a cow?

As a child I saw an American comedy maybe from the 50s/60s about a woman who loses one man after the other by death. In one scene a soon-to-be-dead husband is trying to milk what he mistakes for a cow ...
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817 views

What are considered the major film genres? [closed]

I understand this is a little subjective, but I'm trying to categorize all of my movies using an app called Plex, and it's got so many genres listed that it's making things difficult. So, I'm trying ...

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