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Why choose that birth name for John Blake?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, we learn that What motivated the Nolan brothers to include this in the film? Are they merely nudging and winking at the audience? Furthermore, why Robin? The ...
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What language were the people speaking when chanting in The Dark Knight Rises?

A number of times in the film, we hear chanting, singing (whatever it may be). At a key moment, when Bruce is ascending up and out of the prison, we learn what they are chanting is "rise." What ...
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What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?

In many Hollywood horror movies the last climactic scene features the dialogue "take me instead". For example, Dark Water (2005), The Exorcist and The Ring 2. So what is the origin of this famous ...
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Did Batman break his no killing rule when he burned down the monastery in Batman Begins?

And if the fire didn't kill anyone, what would be the point? Destroying a headquarters won't prevent the organisation carrying out its plan.
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Identify a movie where boy controls his family

I saw a movie when I was little. A woman hits a little boy with her car. The little boy took her home. He then turned out to have his whole family under his control. His sister locked in her room with ...
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Childrens/Teens Sci-Fi film?

I'm hoping someone can help me identify the following film that I would have seen in the early 90's or late 80's. It is a film in the era of Weird Science / Flight Of The Navigator and The Explorers. ...
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How did Sherlock survive the fall?

In Sherlock, BBC Series, Season 2 Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall, how did Sherlock survive the fall? I've read some theories online regarding this, but in this interview, Steven Moffat says "There ...
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How does Ariadne know that Saito is dead in the upper level?

When they are in the limbo, we see Ariadne asking Cobb to find and get Saito and not to lose himself before jumping from the building. However, before they entered this limbo Saito was still alive. ...
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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Who framed Roger Rabbit?

I've watched the film some time ago and don't recall this eponymous question being explicitly answered. They uncover some conspiracies and plots within others but who did frame Roger Rabbit? Was it ...
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Women's Blood Siphoned Out to Feed Invading Aliens

The film is in color and is probably from the late 1970s or the early 1980s. I could not see the ff. scene in Battle Beyond the Stars or Star Crash. A woman is strapped on to a vertical plane, where ...
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Character Eaten by Monster from a Trap Door on the Floor

The movie is in color and probably from the 1960s. I don't think it is Mysterious Island or Captain Nemo and the Underwater City. The only scene I remember involves characters in a room, with wooden ...
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How did Sherlock know the combo for Adlers safe?

Adler said it was her measurements, but what does that mean?
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649 views

Why was Professor Moriarty killed off?

Professor Moriarty is generally known as the greatest villain Sherlock Holmes has ever faced. I know that Sherlock was planned to end after the third season, concluding with the death of Sherlock, ...
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3k views

Why was Being John Malkovich based around John Malkovich?

The film Being John Malkovich is replete with unique plot ideas, the most captivating being the portal discovered by Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) taking him into actor John Malkovich's head. Why did ...
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Adjusted Worldwide Box Office

Whenever I read a list of the top box office of all time adjusted for inflation, it's always just domestic. I understand you've got different currencies and what not. But, it isn't impossible to ...
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Why did Ernst Jürgen commit suicide in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to ...
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Inception: Transferring a totem

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the user of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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343 views

Black rocks that kill people

I watched a Black & White movie on TV. It looked like it could be from 60's. There were some black rock killing people. I only remember one or two scenes. One where a scientist is running some ...
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Rubbing dirt on hands scene in Gladiator

In Gladiator, every time before a war scene, Maximus picks up a small quantity of dirt from around his feet and rubs it on his hands. Sometimes he smells his hands after the battle. What was the ...
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191 views

Looking for title of an old show for teens

I used to watch an old TV show for teens in which a girl got soaked in some stuff that fell off a truck (it was in barrels). And from that point, she could melt and slide under doors and reform in her ...
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Looking for the title of an 80s or early 90s spy movie or thriller

I'm looking for the title of a movie I've seen in the 80s or early 90s. But all I remember of it are the following sequences:- There was some sort of laser beam or beacon at night. A man and a ...
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647 views

Why did Kurt Connors save Spider-Man?

Towards the end of the movie, the big fight between Spider-Man and The Lizard (Kurt Connors) happens, and Spider-Man ends up defeating The Lizard, but gets thrown off the building. The issue with ...
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What is the point of the masturbation scene in Donnie Darko?

While reading this question What was Frank? it reminded me of one scene in Donnie Darko that I especially don't get how it ties into the story or why it's even there. He is under hypnosis with his ...
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What was Carolyn’s intention with the gun?

Towards the end of American Beauty, after her affair was found out by Lester and the relationship is broken off, Carolyn can be seen distraught in her car, and eventually loads a gun. She then drives ...
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Have there been any TV specials on lava lakes?

I was reading about lava lakes and got to wondering: have there been any Discovery or other scientific documentary TV specials about them? I'm curious to know if there are any real-life examples that ...
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1answer
306 views

In Ice Age 4, what's the significance of Scrat's bone disappearance?

In the Ice Age: Continental Drift movie, when Scrat dives into the sea with help of a large stone to get the acorn, his bones start disappearing as he goes down. Why does that happen?
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Faucets in “Garden State”

Garden state is my favorite film of all time, and I watch it time after time enjoying the incredible subtleties that Zach Braff includes. However, the one detail that I don't understand is when he is ...
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Does Hattori Hanzo commit suicide in Kill Bill?

Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill says that despite he made a blood oath to never make another sword, he would make one for the Bride because of the goal she has. When he later hands over the sword, he is ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in the Amazing Spider-man?

This is a re-telling of the origin story of Spider-man. There wasn't any girlfriend in the comic origin. I understand that a love interest is needed in a movie but why was Gwen Stacy chosen instead of ...
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253 views

Identify a movie about an autistic woman learning to speak?

A man and a woman work together to teach another, young woman to speak, or are caring for her. Maybe the young woman is autistic. All I can remember is the woman saying "razor" and "mirror" and ...
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Is Katherine Hepburn's shaking real or acted in On Golden Pond?

Throughout the film, Hepburn's character, Ethel Thayer, is wobbling in a fashion that some older people do when they start to lose motor control (sometimes as a result of a degenerative disease). Was ...
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468 views

Why is “Based on a True Story” used?

I have had little to no interest in a movie that claims it is "Based On a True Story" since Fargo. It's well known that it was a lie that Fargo was based on a true story. There are many movies though ...
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293 views

Why does Jerry Seinfeld not change his character's name

In the series Seinfeld, why does Jerry not change his character's name?
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232 views

How come the old audio tracks are mostly preserved while the film is not?

I've been watching the First Doctor serials with William Hartnell, and many of the episodes had to be reconstructed because much of the original material was lost (apparently by the BBC cleaning up). ...
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1answer
566 views

What inspired Elaine's dance moves?

In one of the most memorable jokes from Seinfeld, Elaine dances at a company party in "The Little Kicks" (S8E4), and again briefly in "The Slicer" (S9E7). Video Has Julia Louis-Dreyfus ever ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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1answer
298 views

Is there a special significance to the cat in The Closer?

When Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson moves into a new house in season one (two?), she discovers a cat that has been living in the home already, whom she names "Kitty". "Kitty" is a she, but Brenda ...
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1answer
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What is the significance of 3DD in Pirahana 3DD?

What is the significance of 3DD in the movie title Piranha 3DD. Is this the lack of new title or any other meaning inside it. Is this any official wording on it?
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Why was Curt Connors in the sewer?

After first injecting himself at Oscorp, Curt created his own lab in the sewer system later in the movie. If he was the head of the lab at Oscorp, couldn't he have just kept everyone out of the lab ...
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1answer
185 views

Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
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1answer
106 views

Verifying Contents of the Book in “The Book of Eli”?

In the Movie, "The Book of Eli", after getting the book in his hands, why did he (the town's mayor or whatever) not ask Eli for the key on the spot to verify the contents of the book?
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What is the meaning of the penguin in Fight Club?

When the Narrator goes into his cave he encounters a penguin that says, "Slide." What is the meaning of sliding, and why is there a penguin?
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Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin?

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent and Jules killed all the guys at Brett's apartment for stealing the briefcase from Marsellus Wallace but not Marvin. Why didn't Vincent and Jules kill Marvin in Pulp Fiction? ...
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1answer
753 views

Domino One (2005), does it exist?

I was looking at IMDB's listing for Domino One (2005). It is very strange. No one seems to know much about it. Does anyone have any information about it? Why is it so hard to find information about ...
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1answer
1k views

Toy Story 3 in Spanish

What do they do on the Spanish version of Toy Story 3 when Buzz is set to Spanish mode? Anyone out there who has seen the Spanish version?
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1answer
1k views

Was Alfred Hitchcock a feminist?

Many of Alfred Hitchcock's films contain a strong female lead. From Grace Kelly's Lisa in Rear Window to Ingrid Bergman's Alicia Huberman in Notorious, these actresses were characteristically ...
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Did Vincent Vega shoot Marvin on purpose?

In a very popular scene from the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are discussing about Jules' will to retire from being an hitman. They are ...

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