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How does buying goods from outside prison work?

In Shawshank Redemption Andy buys several things from Red, when his cell was inspected the warden found some of the things but didn't care much. I get the basics on how this works: Red bribed some of ...
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477 views

Why did Galadriel say “I will diminish”?

In the Fellowship of the Ring, after Galadriel is tempted by the ring, she says, "I passed the test. I will diminish...and go into the West...and remain Galadriel." What does she mean by saying that ...
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672 views

Last scene of taxi driver

In the last scene of Taxi Driver, we see Travis (Robert de Niro) doing a strange and rapid movement with his eyes: what does it mean? I can't find a clip, sorry. EDIT I am referring to the last ...
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Isn't Lister an Orphan?

In Ouroboros it's shown that Lister was abandoned under a pool table to be adopted. However in Better than Life he talks about his dad dying (and how he continued to read the football results down ...
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51 views

Are all JMC ships red?

Red Dwarf is a colossal (according to wikipedia 6 miles long) mining vessel. I'm curious as to whether it was named "Red Dwarf" because of a unique colour scheme (or more likely painted a unique ...
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Is there an all-encompassing TV ratings standard that includes live viewing, DVR, downloads, and streaming?

TV ratings standards seem outdated, especially considering the various ways that viewers watch television today. Nielsen offers a few ratings standards that include Live + DVR within a span of ...
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107 views

A Movie About Death

The movie is about 3, people who's lives turn upside down after a friend or relative dies, There was a girl who's friend died in a tsunami, then a British Boy who's brother was hit by a truck while ...
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80 views

A thriller about a stalking dolphin

This question should be easy to answer, but strangely, it is not. In about 1990, I watched a movie, whose title is translated into Vietnamese as "The dolphin's revenge" or "Dolphin avenges". It is ...
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1answer
191 views

Animated movie about a snake, spaceship and end of world

When I was a child there was a movie I loved, but I cannot for the life of me remember it. Here's all I remember about it: It was animated It involved a woman who was turned (could turn) into a ...
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1answer
216 views

A Question about a scene in American Sniper

Almost at the end of American Sniper (about 119 minutes), Chris Kyle's wife flushes the toilet when Chris Kyle is bathing, and Chris fakes getting hurt. However, if he did get hurt by what his wife ...
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755 views

Why did walt give up 1.5 million to work with Jesse?

In Breaking Bad, Walt had the opportunity to work with Gale and earn 3 million dollars. Instead he insisted on working with Jesse and split the money with him. He claimed it was because he didn't ...
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1answer
925 views

Movie that starts with a bleeding child walking trough the streets

Years ago, I'd say at least 7-8, my dad started watching a movie while I was supposed to go to bed. The intro scene showed a child walking trough a street while blood was dripping on/near his shoes. ...
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71 views

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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606 views

Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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234 views

Japanese film with people on an island?

I am trying to remember the name of a film that was probably screened at the University of Chicago's Doc Films last summer. The film was probably Japanese. If I'm not mistaken, there was some sort of ...
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1answer
214 views

80's or early 90's movie (possibly made for tv) about a guy retrieving a kidnapped kid

OK, very little to go on, but I remember watching this movie where a guy is trying to retrieve a kidnapped kid (maybe his own kid) from a bad guy who may have been played by Lance Henriksen but I ...
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340 views

What is the naming pattern in Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul's episodes feel like they have a pattern in their naming convention to me, but I cant quiet figure it out and I haven't been able to find any articles on it. Uno Mijo Nacho ...
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1answer
125 views

Why the need for Sherlock's Empty Hearse plot?

Why did Sherlock still make a fake death if Mycroft could manage to negotiate with the sniper and assassins and he could just pay a bunch of homeless to act as witnesses to Sherlock's death. It would ...
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124 views

Why didn't Sherock let Watson in on his Empty Hearse plot?

Why does Sherlock keep his fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about this secret? I ...
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241 views

Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
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In the Sopranos, what is the meaning of Chris Moltisanti staring at an anonymous young family in the street?

In the Sopranos episode S05E12 titled "Long Term Parking" (at about 42 minutes), Christopher Moltisanti is apparently thinking about betraying his comrades and entering the Witness Protection Program, ...
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2answers
521 views

Why did the Pollos Hermanos attacks not bring more suspicion?

In season 4 episode 6 of Breaking Bad we see a Pollos Hermanos delivery truck attacked by cartel members. They leave the truck a shot up mess with no survivors. This event would have brought a lot ...
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1answer
927 views

Russian movie about a Russian and American boy being kidnapped

Sometime in the 70s (I think) I watched a film, whose English title was "The Dear Boy". I think it was a Russian film. The film was about two boys, a Russian and an American, being kidnapped. I ...
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2answers
643 views

Why are some movie parts much louder than others?

This is a major hassle for me because I like watching movies late at night and I live in a city row house where neighbors sometimes complain of noise. When I have the volume set to something ...
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186 views

Why was the actor who played Kreese in Community credited as 'Someone Else'?

In Community Season 6 Episode 4 in the stage adaption of Karate Kid, the actor who plays 'Kreese' (real actor in film was Jess Allen playing Kreese in the original was Martin Kove ) is given the ...
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1answer
231 views

How might a “random” event be effected in a movie?

The hero and heroine are at a Mardigras celebration with ten other people (12 in all). There is a Mardigras cake cut into twelve slices with a token, and the winner of the token gets to be king/queen ...
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1answer
722 views

Movie about kids catching a neighbour murderer

This American-produced movie was stuck in my memory since my childhood, I have seen it probably 8 or 10 years ago. It was very well-produced, that a tv station aired it every month. I confused the ...
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2answers
1k views

Why did cooper chase the drone across the field when food is so scarce?

When food is already so scarce on earth in Interstellar, why did Cooper crush the crops while chasing that drone? Was the drone really that valuable?
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500 views

What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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214 views

Identify this movie, sandra bullock, kick boxing, kidnapped

It's a movie with Sandra Bullock. The film shows her training using kick boxing and then she leaves alone. Someone stalks her and knows everything about her, even when she has her period I think she ...
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0answers
110 views

Why does the doctor help Sylvester Stallone at last?

In the movie Escape Plan, why does the doctor, who comes into jail for the treatment of the prisoners, help the hero i.e. Sylvester Stallone and brings a chopper in the end. What is the reason behind ...
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5answers
261 views

What would happen if Cage tried to confront the first (or second) Alpha again?

In Edge of Tomorrow we learn from Cage's and Rita's experience, that when covered in the Alpha's blood, one can inherit the aliens' ability to reset the day. The sub-question is - when this occurs, ...
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1answer
101 views

Identify this paranormal movie

I am searching for a paranormal movie where couples moves to new house. Soon the husband dies in a car crash. From the car crash scene, his wife takes a wood stick as a memory. However, she is ...
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2answers
879 views

Is this a mistake in The Imitation Game?

In explaining how hard it is to crack the code of the Enigma machine, Cumberbatch' character says in The Imitation Game: There are 159 million, million, million possible Enigma settings. All we ...
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4answers
11k views

Who did Rick Grimes shoot at the end of the Season 5 finale?

Clearly, Rick Grimes was asked to shoot someone at the end of the season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. I was unable to tell from the angle who it was that he shot, although it seems as though he was ...
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1answer
112 views

The Bodyguard hotel kitchen scene

In The Bodyguard, why does Costner go into the kitchen of the Miami hotel? Why is he so agitated when he sees a stack of boxes, looking for a Louis Gomez, and beats up the Cuban on a smoke break?
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280 views

Why did NASA not investigate Cooper's house?

In the beginning of Interstellar, the mysterious behavior of gravity is attributed to Cooper's discovery of the secret NASA base that leads him to becoming the lead astronaut. When they first find ...
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1answer
250 views

How does the button mechanism work?

It was shown that the mechanism in The Box is empty, therefore does how the button mechanism exactly work? Does it mean it's fake?
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1answer
4k views

What did Jon Arryn mean?

So in Game Of Thrones Grand Maester Pycelle says to Eddard that Jon Arryn was rambling a lot before he died but he kept repeating "The seed is strong." Now I have seen all four seasons all the way ...
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1answer
288 views

Is there any history between Irene Adler and Sherlock holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) movie

Can anyone say what is the relationship or history between Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler in the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes. In the movie when they are shown together first time, it seems there is a ...
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229 views

Interstellar movie black hole concept?

When Cooper and co goes to the first planet to explore, it is revolving around the black hole. Why didn't the space ship get sucked into the black hole? As we know that the gravity of a black hole ...
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1answer
192 views

Guy loses a lot of money, turns to drugs and crime

I'm desperately trying to find a movie I watched years ago. Please help me, it's been bugging me for weeks. Movie about a guy who had a lot of money, but his life changed, he did drugs, and in the end ...
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357 views

Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
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1answer
354 views

Did Arnold smoke Cannabis at the end of Pumping Iron?

Disclaimer: This question contains drug references not suitable for younger users1. I remember watching Pumping Iron (1977) and I was only young when I saw it. At the end of the film, there was a ...
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96 views

Help identifying this American or Canada movie from 90s or 2000s? [closed]

There was a movie from the mid to late 90s or early 2000s about a women who gets pregnant by a sperm donor. She wants to know more about the father and decides to find him. When she does find him I ...
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562 views

What is the symbolism of the blue meth?

I know it's a plot device, making it Walt's trademark but why blue and not pink(man) or yellow. One user added, in relation to Marie's love of purple, that purple means widow and mourning in Thailand ...
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1answer
623 views

Why doesn't Walt tell Walt Jr the truth about Hank? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, Walt wouldn't want his son to know he was a killer at all but especially not to think he killed his uncle. Why didn't Walt say in Ozymandias (S5/14) the Nazi gang killed Hank ...
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1answer
93 views

Why is the ending of Big Hero 6 such as it is?

Why doesn't Baymax get on the ship and fire his fist away from the exit, so that everyone, him included, is sent towards that exit and saved? Why does he chose to fire his fist into the ship, thus ...
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1answer
702 views

Anime about humans fighting aliens on another planet

I'm looking for an old anime, probably from the 1980s or early 1990s, where humans are fighting against aliens on another planet, possibly on Mars (definitely a desert planet). The humans were ...
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3answers
1k views

How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...

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