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How much of Nina's mother's emotional manipulation was real?

In Black Swan, my impression was that Nina's psychosis occurred in part due to both the pressure she put on herself to be "perfect," as well as the creepy relationship and emotional manipulation with ...
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What was the point of the origami Swan being dropped in the sewers by Michael?

In Prison Break Michael made these origami paper Swans and he dropped one down a sewer/drainage hole in the center of the Fox river state Penitentiary field, where all the inmates hang out in their ...
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Looking for the name of a movie featuring a job interview scene involving a flaming tie.

Okay. There has been a movie stuck in my brain for a while that is torturing me because I can't remember what it was. The film shows a guy going in for an interview for a job. The interviewer asks ...
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Was film actually “better” than digital media?

I happen, time and again, to read and hear people – among which people working in cinema – regretting the fact that film (in the sense of actual reels of plastic strip) is nowadays very rarely used ...
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Why does Walt “try to take credit” for his crime?

In Season 4 of Breaking Bad (Episode 4 or 5): Walt and Hank (with their families) are at Hank's place having dinner. At some point, Walt goes to the kitchen for another bottle of wine. He drinks a ...
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507 views

Movie about a couple whose daughter died in a car accident

I started watching a movie last week, but I could not finish watching it. I do not remember its title and I hope that you would help me. The movie is about a couple whose daughter dies in a car ...
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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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Name the educational hidden camera tv show about how people think

I'm trying to find a tv show that aired several years ago. It was an educational hidden camera show that featured how people's brains reacted in various situations. For example, in one episode people ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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What is the meaning of the pigeon in Amour and the Bach music in 71 Fragments?

Michael Haneke stated that the pigeons in Amour and the Bach music in 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance could mean anything. It is common to listen to Bach if you go around in Vienna, also ...
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Was Interstellar an infinite loop?

As we can see in the movie that Cooper brought themselves in the Tesseract and sent NASA coordinates etc. But when the bulk beings close the Tesseract, we saw him floating and redirecting back to the ...
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What happened to the Dothraki loyal to Daenerys?

At the end of Game of Thrones season 1, the Dothraki were supposed to make a choice on whether or not to follow Daenerys. And in season 2, some of them made the choice to betray her, but I don't ...
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What does the Swedish princess say to the prime minister in Kingsman?

Even if I am able to understand Norwegian, I barely understand what the (Norwegian) Swedish princess says to the prime minister in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Is there a transcript of her ...
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Movie about escaping a cryosleep prison

I think it's a drama/action movie from the 90's; it was on tv when I was a child. It's not Demolition Man, but it's similar. So, the plot twist: In the future a man (I think he was a cop) goes to ...
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Won't Elena get old?

In The Vampire Diaries S06E22 Elena is now human and has been linked with a spell to Bonnie's life; when Bonnie dies she will get her life back and wake up from this kind of "coma". I wonder, wouldn't ...
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A movie about a lorry in space transporting robots? [duplicate]

I remember I once saw a movie about a space trucker who had to transport some robots back to earth. He also got some canteen worker to agree to marry him if he got her back to earth. Also I remember ...
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Movie about guy marrying his boss to avoid deportation?

I guess this movie would be classified as a romantic comedy. The movie is about a female who had a high position in a company in the US, and made the workers work really hard. She was a Canadian ...
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104 views

First movie with Iron Man like HUD

What was the first movie that had a mecha or armored suit with a HUD like the one in Iron Man's suit?
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Why does no one suspect this character towards the end of Season1/Beginning of 2?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson and his crew are shown to be very weary of Agent Triplett when they discover that Agent Garrett was a Hydra agent. Why does nobody suspect Agent Ward, especially ...
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Small children wander through dream (without speech)

About 12 - 15 years ago I watched an anime that seemed old even then so I assume the show to be from the beginning '90 (but I'm uncertain). It did not contain any "language" to speak of, instead all ...
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874 views

Is the Mountain Dead or Alive?

So in season 4 of Game of Thrones after the fight I am unsure if the Mountain is dead or alive. And if he is alive will he be back in season 5?
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483 views

Why are actors addressed by real names off screen but on set?

My understanding is that Method actors should always want to address their co-actors by their character names, even when not on stage, and to be addressed by their character's name anytime they're on ...
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In Swordfish, did they really fly a bus underneath a helicopter in downtown LA?

I just saw Swordfish (again) on late night TV, and got to wondering about that last major scene. John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and a bunch of hostages are riding in a bus on a downtown LA street, when ...
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Should one watch the first three Mad Max movies before watching Fury Road?

There are 4 movies in the Mad Max franchise: Mad Max (1979) Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Are the first three movies connected with ...
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What was the purpose of the guitarist on the chase?

On the whole duration of the chase in Mad Max Fury Road, there was this guitarist/bassist: What was his purpose in the chase?
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486 views

How did Michael know that he would join his brother for sure?

In the first episode of Prison Break we learn that Michael staged a fake bank robbery so that he would get arrested. When he was put on trial he asks the judge to send him to "Fox River", the same ...
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624 views

Where did Jesse get the ricin from?

In season 3 of Breaking Bad, towards the end of the season, Jesse learns that Combo was killed by two guys that are working for Gus. He tries to convince Walt to give/make the ricin so that he would ...
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363 views

What is the song played in the radio station just before the semi-finals? [closed]

This song was a remix composed by Beca in the movie. What is the song played in the radio station just before the semi-finals?
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519 views

How is Walter able to threaten Hank?

I mean, exactly what is preventing Hank in Breaking Bad to tell the DEA the whole story after he learns that Walter is Heisenberg? Also, when Marie tells Hank that Walter has paid for Hank's physical ...
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873 views

Movie where a nude woman escapes from the fbi in her room

There is a movie where this scene happens: a woman is sitting on a chair naked who is going to dress herself before the fbi arrests her. She seduces the policemen while dressing herself. Then, she ...
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How choreographed/scripted is wrestling?

Let me start by saying that I know nothing about the big wresting leagues I see on American TV, I've seen them on a couple of times. A couple of things strike me: Some of the "moves" they do are ...
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383 views

Why are the members of the crew in Prometheus not bothered about Elizabeth Shaw or her medical condition?

In Prometheus, the crew finds out Shaw is impregnated with some mysterious creature (trilobite). David knows it, she is taken into some lab. At the lab she knocks down some people, including the ship'...
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Why does the tenant with the sick wife say “If I believed that, I would never have opened the door.”?

In the Raid (2011), after the tenant with the sick wife agrees to shelter Rama and Bowo in his apartment, he tells Rama that Lieutenant Wahyu is corrupt, to which Rama responds, "Not every cop is ...
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Is the identity of the planet in the start and ending of Cloud Atlas canonically known?

In the start and ending of Cloud Atlas, Zachry (Tom Hanks) is shown on another planet, which has two moons and from which the Earth can be seen. Is there any canonical identity given to this ...
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Obscure tv show/movie/tv movie about two men with Telekinesis and Pyrokinesis

Looking for an obscure movie, pre 2000's. A man with telekinesis is hit by a car, but protects himself with is mind. He wakes up in a hospital and has to escape, possibly with the help of a woman(?). ...
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122 views

The Imitation Game - 10 men checking one setting a minute [duplicate]

In the movie when Cumberbatch said the following phrase There are 159 million, million, million possible Enigma settings. All we had to do was try each one. But if we had 10 men checking one ...
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Can a wooden log really harm a creature like the Predator?

In the movie Predator (1987), right after Blain was killed, Dutch and his entire team fired at the creature. Specifically Mac said he fired two full packs straight at it. And we also know creature was ...
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391 views

An urban low budget black film with three female friends

It's an urban low budget black film with three female friends. One was married to a rapper and was having an affair. The next was tired of being a side chick and looking for love. The third was a ...
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Was any further information on Margaret's pregnancy ever given?

In one episode of The West Wing, Margaret is observed to be pregnant. There's a small off-hand comment about it, with some vaguery about who the father is, but I don't believe it's ever mentioned ...
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Who leaked the news about the merger?

After Eddie Morra comes back from the police station, he finds Carl watching a news report about the secret merger they were about to close. Carl is obviously angry and the following dialogue ...
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1k views

Whose hands are in the box?

I just saw Limitless again and there is one scene I don't quite understand: When Eddie and Carl are seeing the news about the leaked merger with Atwood and Eddie realizes his stash was stolen by the ...
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What movie has divorced wives safari-chasing ex husbands in the forest?

I watched a movie in 1989 where women somewhere in a hot region of america have formed a tribe in a forest somewhere. They are divorced or mistreated women, and they lure men into wilderness and then ...
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Did Diablo Cody intentionally have Juno use the mashed-up phrase, “Thundercats are go!”?

In the birth scene of Juno, the titular character yells, "Thundercats are go!", which is obviously a mashup of the "Thundercats, ho!" and "Thunderbirds are go!" declarations from the Thundercats ...
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What is 'Forget it Tracy. It's Midtown' a reference to in 30 Rock

In season 6, episode 10 Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky Jenna and Tracy are trying to solve who drank Pete's Whisky. Midway through the episode Jenna turns to Tracy and says ...
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In “My Neighbor Totoro”, what is wrong with the mother (why is she in the hospital)?

Title says it all: In "My Neighbor Totoro", what is wrong with the mother (i.e. why is she in the hospital)?
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367 views

Elderly man sending postcards to random addresses during wartime

I'm trying to identify this short film I watched a while ago. Here's what I remember; I watched it on YouTube around 2012/2013 (it was very professionally done, and won a few awards) It was live ...
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What's Saddam Hussein doing in the Dude's dream?

It was a weirdly funny moment, but I could not understand it. In The Big Lebowski, when the Dude's White Russian cocktail is drugged, he sees a weird dream involving Bowling, dancing, Julian Moore's ...
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174 views

What is this recent movie set in Ireland featuring a man returning to his village?

Saw a movie; I think was set in Ireland, about 5-6 months ago on Netflix streaming, but cannot find on my list of viewed movies. Man returns to his smaller village. A shy and somewhat outcast lad ...
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Getting a movie's gross revenue trend

I am new to this site, so not sure if this kind of question will be considered as on topic or not. But here goes Is there a way to get a movie's revenue trend since it is released (either worldwide ...
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170 views

Captain on his motorcycle got a speed-ticket

This one will be tough. I'm looking for a U.S. movie. I don't remember when it came out. But cell-phones and automatic speed camera where not really a thing at this time (see below). So roughly ...

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