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712 views

What powers a lightsaber?

Jedi use lightsabers, some use them a lot! However you never see a lighsaber being plugged in, on charge or running out of battery. What powers a lightsaber and does it run indefinitely?
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Will there be any more seasons of “Prison Break”?

I am a big fan of "Prison Break" and want Michael Scofield in action again. So please can anybody tell me, will I be able to see the gang again in action or not? Are there any plans for Season 5?
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How did Mr. Gatsby became so rich after being a sailor?

I watched this movie twice, but there is one thing I don't understand. How did Mr. Gatsby became so rich after being a sailor?
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1answer
691 views

What are the two “one frame” pictures in EP 7, Season 5 of Breaking Bad?

Just noticed that there's a one-frame scene in the Breaking Bad episode S05E07, after Jesse watching Skyler walked away in her car-washing warehouse. Just like the stuff in the movie "Fight Club". Is ...
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1answer
170 views

School kids going to a space trip

This movie is definitely over 12-13 years old, probably mid 90s. A high school/college is sending some students to a space trip. A boy, who has a crush on a girl, follows her to an exhibition. Over ...
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111 views

Initial scene at the World Health Organization

When Gerry wakes up in the WHO the two guys grill him about who he is and what he is doing there as he's tied down. They make the comment "you know what we are don't you" or something to that affect. ...
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184 views

Significance of the Wizard of Oz references

The show Fairly Legal employs some references to The Wizard of Oz (also note the usage of "The Yellow Brick Road Song" as theme song), in particular Kate using different roles as knicknames on her ...
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1answer
181 views

Hero is fired by his company and his wife leaves him too

The movie starts with the hero being fired because he saved the company in a law suit and now can never do anything like that again. When he gets home to be consoled by his wife he finds a note that ...
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Why was Dr. Manhattan naked?

He was disintegrated and then reformed, I get that but at what point did he decide not to bother with wearing clothes? I would imagine that if he walked into someone's office after regenerating the ...
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2answers
373 views

Similarity of the endings of different Sherlock Holmes adaptions

I've recently watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and I'm as hooked as everyone else is to see how the TV series Sherlock reveals Sherlock's trick. Is it pure coincidence that these two ...
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1answer
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Is Borden's secret revealed as soon as the 11th minute of the movie?

In the film The Prestige, Borden's secret is that Watching the movie for the second time, I noticed a man looking just like Christian Bale sitting next to Borden at the beginning of the scene where ...
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1answer
170 views

How does Guy know the world is ending?

In The Croods the girl Eep meets Guy who is travelling to the mountain, because the world is ending. Here is a scene from the film that shows Guy telling Eep the world is ending. How does Guy know ...
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1answer
773 views

Why does Rorschach speak with such a voice?

In Watchmen the character of Rorschach always speaks with a very growling voice, no matter if acting as Rorschach or simply as Walter Kovacs (well, the latter was probably completely absorbed into the ...
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1answer
238 views

Western about blind man and his wife

There's an old Western about a blind man and his wife, who is one of the best marks-women around. The movie starts with her being woken up and she immediately has a gun in her hand. At least ...
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0answers
64 views

Why was Bond not given advanced weapons? [duplicate]

Since I was a kid, I used to watch 007 just to see what new weapon he will be using. I bought 2 PS2 games just to use these cool weapons and drive the BMW which can fire rockets! Or to use the watch ...
3
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2answers
94 views

Why are Rocco and Il Duce not considered 'scum'?

Why do the MacManus brothers not consider Rocco to be scum? He's been in the mafia for 18 years (IIRC) and has to have gotten his paws dirty. Is he small fry or is he given a pass because he's a ...
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2answers
159 views

Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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1answer
48 views

Who tips off the MacManuses about the Russian mafia meeting?

When the MacManuses leave the police station, one of them calls a number from a phone in the station and is informed of a location, presumably that of the Russian mafia meeting. Who is the informant? ...
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1answer
122 views

Who's the guy who triggered the alarm?

In the final courtroom scene, the guy in the screenshot below sneaks over and triggers a fire alarm in the courthouse. Who is he?
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1answer
175 views

When does Sherlock draw the flipbook?

In Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows Sherlock replaces Moriarty's bank book with a similar one containing a fish animation while he's being tortured with the hook. However this is the first time ...
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1answer
758 views

Movie about a women who tries to break her ex-boyfriend's current relationship with the help of a guy?

It's a romantic comedy movie about a woman who wants her ex-boyfriend back. So she started staying opposite to his house in an old building. Where she met a guy who helped her in her purpose. They ...
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3answers
4k views

Where does Sherlock get his money?

In the BBC series Sherlock (and indeed in most other adaptations of the character I've seen) Sherlock is not paid for this investigations - he does it because he's interested. He rents a flat on Baker ...
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2answers
2k views

Did Top Gear participate in A Good Day To Die Hard?

There was an episode of Top Gear (UK) where they participated in the making of The Sweeney. They had to do a car chase scene and ruined the movie. But at the end of that episode, Jeremy Clarkson said ...
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0answers
120 views

How many times does Kenny die? [closed]

It seems like in almost every South Park episode Kenny dies. The ways he dies is almost humorous. How many times does Kenny actually died? I think it would be a lot of: "OH MY GOSH, He killed ...
4
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1answer
142 views

Crooked cops tries to kill a black man

I'm looking for an action film with two men, one of them black, who walks into a bar and then there's crooked cops who wants the black man dead. The only other thing I remember is that the final scene ...
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9answers
26k views

How real are Bear Grylls TV shows? (Ultimate Survival in particular)

In Ultimate Survival on Discovery channel, we see Bear Grylls do amazing stuff, hunting dangerous animals, climbing dangerous mountains and all that fun stuff. There was another similar show on that ...
2
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1answer
1k views

What is the movie where a stone fall from the sky and turns people into aliens?

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and I remember it vaguely, so some points may be wrong. A kid finds a rock in his front yard and, after a while, finds out that anyone touching the stone is ...
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1answer
234 views

What's the name of the Hollywood version of Seven Samurai?

I remember a movie that has the same story as Shichinin no Samurai (Akira Kurosawa), but in western style. So, i can't remember it's name. Can anybody tell me the western movie's name which some ...
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1answer
206 views

In which scene does the uncredited demon character appear?

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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2answers
538 views

Ghost of dead husband tries to play Cupid for widow

I can only recall a few scenes and details from the movie :- 80's / 90's TV movie. Happy married couple, husband is a pilot (if not mistaken). Husband dies in a plane crash (if not mistaken). ...
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3answers
6k views

What is the meaning of Rorschach's mask and name?

In Watchmen, Rorschach wears a mask that shows continuously changing symmetrical patterns of black "ink" on white cloth, resembling those of, well, a Rorschach test. In fact, in some scenes he is very ...
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2answers
199 views

Why did “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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1answer
574 views

Did Liam Neeson use exact science in order to know his location?

This is how Bryan Mills knew his location in Taken 2, so lets not discuss that as it's discussed in a previous question. I want to know if he used exact sciences, did the director hire some ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

60-70's sitcom where the children build a boat

They use the wrong type of nails, but end up floating it in some guy's swimming pool. I thought it might be Nanny and the Professor or Brady Bunch, but after reading episode guides on IMDB, I can't ...
2
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2answers
5k views

What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
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2answers
227 views

What is Mr. Kitty's gender?

I was wondering this for quite a while. Mr. Kitty is a male cat at the beginning of the episodes, but later on it's like he suddenly became a she. (In the episode "Major Boobage" for cheesing they ...
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1answer
72 views

In Death Race 2 who was killed in the shower?

In the closing moments of the film Lists is in the shower and watches someone being killed, presumably this is part of Carl Lucas' revenge (as it's shown in parallel with the other payback killings). ...
8
votes
1answer
883 views

Are Death Race 2 and the Alien franchise connected?

Both films have a large corporation called the Wayland corporation which seems to be all controlling, in Alien they're a large haulage/terraforming company. In Death Race they run private prisons. ...
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5answers
709 views

Why do they often hide the money figures in TV and movies?

I have seen on a million occasions that the actual figures are kept hidden. If a cheque is offered to a character, he often looks at it and says something along the lines of "That's a lot of money!" ...
7
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1answer
2k views

Did Natalie really help Leonard or was she just using him again?

We know that the first time Natalie set Leonard up to get someone (a thug named Dodd), her motivation was selfish, and she deceived Leonard in the process. However, when she helps him find the John ...
2
votes
0answers
368 views

What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...
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2answers
3k views

What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
7
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1answer
165 views

Submarine crew fakes a software/virus-initiated missile attack to trick bad guy programmer into revealing the abort code

I'm having trouble recalling which television show had an episode with a particular plot. It was probably on TV in the 1990s but could well have been a movie. Haven't had much luck googling and ...
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2answers
3k views

Why was Bilbo's sword not glowing?

In some places in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 'Sting', (Bilbo's sword) wasn't glowing blue. There are a few scenes where Bilbo is around Orcs, Even one where they were fighting the Pale Orc, ...
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0answers
190 views

What was Oldman spinning around in?

In The Best Offer, Virgil Oldman is finally shown tied to a device and spinning around. This is presumably occurring in the loony-bin. What is this device? Does this event actually occur or does it ...
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1answer
266 views

How did Robert's visit to Claire's house help the plot?

In The Best Offer, why does Robert (Sturgess) manoeuvre Oldman (Rush) to take him along when he has dinner with Claire? How does this help his scheme?
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0answers
245 views

What does the automaton symbolise?

The Best Offer includes a lot of symbolism revolving around the automaton that plays an important role in the film. Besides the automaton itself, there are a lot of gears and pieces of clockwork. Then ...
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vote
2answers
4k views

What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
6
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2answers
436 views

“Do you want my peanuts?”

I remember this one scene from a movie, and would really like to be able to refer to it in a piece about humor. Can you identify the movie? The character barely makes it in time to board an airplane ...
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1answer
111 views

AFV Theme Music a La Bamba ripoff? [closed]

Is it just me or does the theme music for the show AFV "America's Funniest Videos" sound a little too much like Ritchie Valens "La Bamba"?

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