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Why did Polar Express make me feel queasy?

I enjoy most animations but the film Polar Express just made me so uncomfortable that I couldn't get past the first 10 minutes. It's just plain creepy. I have no issues with Shrek, Toy Story, Robots ...
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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Extremis shown is a post Iron Man 3 version of virus or pre?

In the first episode it is indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. happens after The Avengers, but the first episode also has Extremis in it. So is it a pre Iron Man 3 version of Extremis or post? I ...
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1answer
180 views

A possible Donnie Darko reference to 2002

Donnie Darko the film features a recurring scene consisting of fast-cut composition of various overlaying elements atop a large pupil. One of these elements appears to be a stack trace/core dump for ...
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743 views

How does Ellen Degeneres manage such exorbitant giveaways?

I have been watching The Ellen DeGeneres Show for quite a long time. Simply a heart-warming show that touches people's lives in many ways. I know the show has plenty of sponsors but giving a $100,000 ...
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1answer
778 views

American movie from late 2000, a young girl and and old man go about killing people

There're two main characters: a young girl who hates people around her because of their careless..or..ignorance. She so much hates this one particular girl from her school who stars in reality show, ...
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1answer
781 views

Alien mask gives a teenager an exoskeleton and superpowers

I watched this movie sometime in the 90s. It’s about a teen who finds an alien mask, and when he puts it on it covers his body with an exoskeleton and gives him super powers. The only way to defeat ...
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2k views

How can a mechanic tell if sugar was added to the fuel tank?

In King Pin (1996), during the first scenes we see the protagonist having trouble with his car, so he takes it to a mechanic. The mechanic wastes no time spotting the problem. He even dips his ...
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1answer
250 views

Movie about a man who doesn't know to fight and gets trained by someone then he ends up in prison

I didn't watch the whole movie only parts of it. He are some of the instances I remembered, The hero guy doesn't knows to fight so he hires someone who teaches him fighting, later on that guy fucks ...
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5answers
1k views

Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
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3answers
2k views

How do they shoot live commentary in reality shows?

In reality shows, like say Master Chef, you see constant commentary by the contestants as they are cooking. They talk of errors and mistakes in present tense. During the cook, this is not possible ...
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5answers
11k views

So what is so bad about being a Divergent?

This movie left me incredibly confused at the end. I don't know if I missed something or if they just legitimately never explained it. The entire movie felt like just some random action movie that ...
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1answer
297 views

Was Cary Grant the first actor to say “gay” onscreen?

There's this funny scene in the Cary Grant comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938) where he has to put on Katherine Hepburn's bathrobe. When asked "Why are you wearing these?", he replies: Because I just ...
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1answer
252 views

Did the writers know from the beginning who Red John was?

Rewatching The Mentalist lately, I realized that we actually meet Red John quite early. The true identity of Red John was revealed years later. That made me wonder. Did the writers know the identity ...
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8answers
414k views

What happened to the bodies in American Psycho?

Towards the end of the movie, we see Patrick Bateman in an apartment full of dead bodies. He ends up confessing what he's done to his lawyer. Later he goes back to the apartment, only to find the ...
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6answers
2k views

How does Quorra “escape”?

At the end of TRON: Legacy Sam Flynn and Quorra escape into the real world, but I'm wondering how the rematerialization process works on Quorra? Digital or human? Sam bleeds, which prompts ...
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1answer
496 views

A psychotic young boy obsessed with his “mother”

This movie is about a 13-16 year old white psychotic boy who wants a new mother (through adoption). He killed a girl simulating a "stair" incident (in which the girl uses the stairs for exiting from ...
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1answer
162 views

Screen within Another Screen

What do you call a filming technique of having a smaller screen within the main screen? It's typically used in a news show where the main screen shows the report from the scene and the small one ...
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1answer
134 views

How did “Good Kill” get the cooperation of the Air Force?

How did Good Kill (2014) get the cooperation of the Air Force? It's a heavy handed moralistic drama about an ex-airman who is driven to drink because of his "conscience" as a Predator pilot and how ...
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2answers
2k views

Movie about a scientist inventing a formula that is wanted by a company

I watched a movie during my time at the Dentist, but only caught the last ~30 mins of it. It was about some scientist & how a man/ CEO/ company/ organization wants his invention. This was what ...
3
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3answers
7k views

Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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3answers
213 views

How did events lead this way?

In an arguably poor-received way, Dexter ended in a very odd way. Our favourite serial killer is now a lumberjack in wintery... wherever. The question comes back to why? Why does Dexter choose to ...
6
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1answer
166 views

Non-credit in Julie and Julia

I've read other threads regarding credit/non-credit in movies, but haven't come across my particular question. I was watching "Julie and Julia" last night and noticed something odd about the credits. ...
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1answer
90 views

Which film or show is this picture of Ben Turpin taken from?

I originally found this picture from a postcard which have signature of Ben Turpin ...
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4answers
7k views

Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

With the conclusion of Nolan's Dark Knight movies, we are now able to look at all three movies as a single entity, broken up into three parts (acts, if you will). Is there a specific theme, or set of ...
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1answer
183 views

Pyscho thriller/horror movie with a poison and an antidote in people's brain

This movie was released in 2013-14, while I have not seen it, I have read the plot on IMDB, and wanted to watch it. Plot: A pyscho kidnaps a group of people and poisons them/injects them with toxins. ...
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1answer
84 views

Horror anthology help

Please I need help.. Looking for a horror movie that has a few short stories. I only remember 1 story & some of the main action between stories. The main action was an unseen narrator hiding in a ...
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2answers
3k views

What liquid was being carried in the tanker?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, there are at least two liquids that were being carried, but it wasn't entirely clear what each tank contained. I believe the rear pod contained gasoline, and the front tank may ...
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2answers
130 views

What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...
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0answers
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Why did Max Da Costa not acquire more magazines for his ChemRail?

Why did Max Da Costa not try and acquire more ammunition magazines for the first ChemRail rifle he acquired from the weapon rack when he escaped to Elysium's armory? Because he could have easily ...
0
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1answer
144 views

Identify film based on short dialogue between a spinster and a middle-aged man

I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw back in the 60's. The only thing I remember is this short dialogue between a spinster and a middle-aged man: Spinster - "There are worse things than ...
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2answers
363 views

Investment TV show

I am trying to remember a show I watched a year or two back, but I cannot remember what it is called. I was hoping that somebody would be able to help me identify it. The show: Two people come to ...
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1answer
21k views

What happened during the deleted scenes in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I watched the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service this weekend, I enjoyed and it is a wonderful movie, but I heard that there were some scenes that has been deleted. Can you tell what are those ...
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1answer
178 views

Movie about a serial killer 'in-training'

I'm looking for this horror movie I watched quite a while ago, not exactly sure when, maybe ~2006? Might be later too, really don't remember. It's about this guy who wants to become a serial killer ...
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1answer
157 views

Name the movie in which boy dies at the end?

I saw a movie on HBO last year.. i only saw last few minutes of the movie in which a boy dies in the end, and on his funeral this poem is singed in the church. I can fly but i want his wings i can ...
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1answer
555 views

Legality of using fake license plates in movies

When a movie is filmed in a location that is different than the location in the script (e.g. a movie set somewhere in the US that is filmed in Canada), and there are automobiles shown with license ...
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1answer
303 views

Was Psych the first TV series to remake its own episode?

Psych, Season 8, Episode 3 ,"Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement", was a remake of the Season 1 Episode "Cloudy... With a Chance of Murder". The wikipedia entry says it is "the ...
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2answers
2k views

Why sudden change in war boy's motives?

In the movie Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), far almost half of the movie, Nux's motive is to kill Furiosa, return the wives to Immortan Joe and get a fair reward from him, Nux mentioned it from his words. ...
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10answers
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What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean?

What does the ending scene in the movie Basic Instinct actually mean? After the killer has been caught by the police, we see in the last scene a very suspenseful, cliffhanger sex scene. Can somebody ...
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5answers
37k views

How did Fred (mannequin) move outside the store?

Remember Fred from I Am Legend? This is the scene. Any idea how Fred did get there in the first place?
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1answer
303 views

Action film where a Chinese guy and a Black guy fight an army of super engineered fighters

Its an action film, where a Chinese dude and a black guy (who is american and a sassy gangster type of guy) fight an evil group of people who engineer super fighters with chips in their heads. There ...
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1answer
52 views

Movie with two planet fighting between them

I see this old movie,once,so i don't remind too much There are two planet/races called one Albany and the oter Pax a man fought for Pax(their people dress like ancient romans) but fall in love with a ...
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1answer
2k views

Before I Go to Sleep - plot issue

On the last day of the plot of Before I Go to Sleep, Ben/Mike is shown in his car as he leaves the house for the day. On the passenger seat is a second phone that is ringing. That phone shows that the ...
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1answer
76 views

Someone in white gloves is seen stealing a child, and then raises it as their own

Can you please identify this movie. This film is pre-2010. The premise is that someone in white gloves steals a child from a crib, and the parents get really depressed. The movie follows the kid ...
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2answers
570 views

Removal of background noise in movie scenes

I’ve seen a few “behind the scenes” clips in which you can hear a lot of background noise not pertinent with the shooting. Recently on many sites there’s a clip of a sex scene; you can hear the ...
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1answer
183 views

Impossible to find movie with a madman on a motorcycle

I saw this movie in Italian, so I don't know if in English it's the same (many times the Italian dubbing is totally different, in Hellraiser for example the cenobite say "This is not for your eyes", ...
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0answers
106 views

Film about two rival gangs and a man called “the man of death”

I don't know many details about this movie but I will try: Is a movie about a gang of "good boys" who meet a gang of bad boys, armed and violent. The bad boys attack the good boys but the good boys ...
4
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1answer
165 views

Horror movie with a boy swapped at birth whose biological parents are both murderers

I saw this movie on TV 20 years ago. Prologue: A mad woman trades a baby in his cradle with her own newborn. She is charged by police for murder and imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital. The newborn ...
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1answer
109 views

Murderous wife is murdered by a mute housekeeper

I saw this old movie 20 years ago. I remember it's about a rich man who falls in love with a woman but the woman is interested only to his money and plans with her friend (and probably lover) to kill ...
4
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1answer
510 views

Rape and revenge movie about a woman going after a gang

I saw some movies in the 90's, now I had forgotten the title and the VHS-store where I rent the tapes is closed of course. The movie is about a woman, she's going to a little American country for work ...
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1answer
76 views

What's the name of this film about 9.11?

I can't remember the name of a film. I'm not sure wether it is a documentary or a film. I saw it on my computer a few years ago. It is a reconstitution of the reactions of FAA and US army on 9.11. I ...

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