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Why are the Simpsons yellow?

I understand that all cartoons are generally a stylised drawing however many western style cartoons follow similar patterns. Why then are the Simpsons dawn in yellow? Why not pink like most other ...
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How could the buried corpses turn into zombies?

Does anybody remember the scene in the cemetery in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)? The group of survivors walked through the cemetery. While Alice explained about the virus, the dead man got out ...
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Futuristic prison where they could read prisoners' minds

Prison movie from the 90s Sci fi future looking They could read the prisoners' minds Somebody steals some bread and gets punished Early stage of movie, they're on board a train and a guard says no ...
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82 views

Laser on a platform rotating around and cutting up the walls in a room

Anyone recognize a 1970s movie that had a scene with a laser on a platform rotating around and cutting up the walls in a room?
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120 views

Mermaid/siren sitting on a rock talking gibberish

I've been trying to find this movie for years but have been unsuccessful since I only remember a few seconds of it. I remember a man peeling an orange while talking to another man and there was a ...
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289 views

Guy accepts death penalty though he is innocent

About 10-15 years ago I watched a movie: there was a couple of anti death penalty activists. The woman dies, presumably murdered. The husband is charged and accepts the death penalty. After his ...
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Why didn't Jesse shoot Walt?

During the last few minutes of Felina, the last episode of Breaking Bad, after Walt has killed the Nazis, he gives gun to Jesse and asks him to shoot, but Jesse doesn't shoot him. What could be the ...
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175 views

What is the mirror half-moon object used in production?

I was watching Pacific Rim Special Features disc last night. In one brief production scene, I saw a half moon shaped object which was chrome or mirror like. In another movie special features, I saw ...
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175 views

Coughing person choking to death to avoid giving away presence

What movie from the 1960s or 1970s had a scene with a boat crossing a harbor with a coughing person choking to death as he tried to be quiet and not give away their presence? I only remember this ...
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Have any directors insisted on a “no cuts, no dubs, no censorship” policy?

I know that some directors insist on having the final cut privilege. But taking it further, have any directors (or studios for that matter, however unlikely it is) insisted on a "no cuts, no dubs, no ...
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144 views

Where is this Josh Radnor clip from?

I found this animated GIF. Which movie is it from? The actor is Josh Radnor from "How I meet your mother", but I don't know from what movie it come from.
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426 views

Father tries to catch daughter's imaginary friend on camera

Mom and dad had moved in to their new house with their two daughters. Their room is upstairs, just off the staircase, with a little closet on the other side. One of the daughters has an imaginary ...
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235 views

Horror film in space, man falls into space and shatters

Sat with a few mates and we all recollect this one scene from a movie, but none of us can recall the film at all, even if its a horror film or not, but based on the violent death its a good guess. ...
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4k views

What is the reason for Bridget von Hammersmark's unusual name?

One thing I always wondered about Inglourious Basterds is, why the famous actress Bridget von Hammersmark has such an unusual name (and which nobody else in the movie seems to find unusual). Her last ...
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Can you explain the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1 [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1. It takes place right at the beginning of episode 1. Several farmers in a Mexican village are crawling towards some kind ...
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1answer
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Where did the ricin go in Season 4?

At the end of Breaking Bad Season 4, we learn that But if this was the case, where did the ricin go? Walt had already convinced Jesse that he could not have taken the ricin as Jesse had it with him ...
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196 views

Why is the meeting of basterds and Bridget von Hammersmark planned in the basement?

In Inglourious Basterds the basterds have to meet Bridget von Hammersmark at some tavern in the basement and the basement turns out to be a very bad choice. Basterds themselves mention several times ...
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437 views

Steering in Flip Cars

Fast & Furious 6 introduced some neat little Formula 1 style cars that could flip another vehicle by popping a 'runway-shield' for the driver and driving directly under one set (right/left) of the ...
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Why were the villagers and the axe-wielding hitman brothers crawling towards a shrine?

At the start of Season 3 Breaking Bad, we see a bunch of villagers and Tuco's cousins crawling on their bellies towards some shrine where they put a drawing of Walter White as some kind of "offering". ...
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1answer
577 views

Why doesn't Riddick know he's Furyan?

In the extended cut (video version) of The Chronicles of Riddick, while Riddick is on his way from the Planet U.V. going to the Helion system, we see a dream (?? don't know what to call her ??) which ...
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2k views

Romantic comedy film about friends who fall in love with each other

Genres: Romantic, comedy Story: Start: The movie starts with a plane scene where boy was afraid of flying but girl tries to cheer him up. Middle: Both girl and boy are adults now and are good ...
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187 views

Whom or what is the whale supposed to symbolize?

During King of Devil's Island (org.: Kongen av Bastøy) the former sailor Erling (C-19) tells a story to Olav (C-1) for writing down, about a ship crew hunting for a whale, which seems to be an ...
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435 views

Village girl with sensitive ears wants to get into music school

I'm looking for a non-English movie in which the girl is from a village and she wants to get into a music school as she plays violin. She has very sensitive ears as she has sex with anybody who kisses ...
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390 views

Asian kick-boxing movie where the villain cheats using metal nails

I saw this film around 2008. It was a Chinese film most probably. Frankly, it can be Korean or Thai film too. I could not identify them separately back then. The plot goes like the following: The ...
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332 views

Is Lt. Hicox correct in his comparison of Joseph Goebbels with David O. Selznick?

In Inglourious Basterds when Lt. Archie Hicox is briefed by Gen. Fenech and Winston Churchill, his qualities as movie expert are put to a little test when he is asked by Churchill about Joseph ...
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1answer
275 views

How could Buzz come to know about Al's Toy Barn?

After the chicken man stole Woody from Andy's house, Buzz somehow discovered he was taken to the Al's Toy Barn from the numberplate of the car. I could not understand that part. How could he discover ...
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1answer
899 views

Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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1answer
183 views

Contradictions in Raphaelson's plan in White House Down

In White House Down: Raphaelson is in the pocket of the defence industry which makes money by selling weapons to the ME. But he also wants to nuke the region. Raphaelson gives Walker the launch ...
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2answers
292 views

Primer question to better understand the movie

I just discovered Primer: it is nothing short of amazing IMHO. I've read various sites and graphics explaining how their machine work and I've got a question which, I think, would help me better ...
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596 views

Is Judge Dredd a psychic himself?

In the very beginning of Dredd (2012), when the officer asks Anderson about the person who's with her, she begins to describe Dredd and her head tilts and she says "I even detect". The officer cuts ...
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1answer
391 views

Homeless woman abandons young daughter

A woman loses her home. She is homeless and pregnant, she births a baby girl. She tries to raise it but in the end she buys her a necklace and tells her she's gonna get sandwiches and leaves her. The ...
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1answer
179 views

Why did Spock not know about Romulans in “Balance of Terror”?

I’m finally getting a chance to see the entire original Star Trek and have gotten up to the episode “Balance of Terror” (season 1, episode 8/14). A few minutes into the episode, Spock gives a speech ...
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2answers
289 views

Truck driver abducts women and holds them in a cellar

I remember watching this movie when I was younger, maybe in the 90's or early 2000's and it seemed like it might have been a made for TV movie because I saw it on TV. Anyway all I can remember was it ...
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1answer
96 views

Could the twelve districts support the Capitol?

In the world of Panem the country is organised into twelve districts which support the capitol We see the Reaping in D12 which contains (by my estimate around 400 children), again by my estimate ...
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1answer
175 views

Character can release sharp and thin threads from his body

If this is very unclear and is like impossible to identify without further description, Please let me know, All I have is one episode I saw on TV of it(on Animax). My hope is that someone may ...
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9answers
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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1answer
486 views

Two medical students who are best friends decide to sleep together

This movie is the predecessor of No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. I remember that the two best friends are medical students and one day they decide to sleep together without the ...
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1answer
98 views

Who hid the Dragon Emperor and his army after they were cursed?

When the witch curses the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he turns into a mud statue inside the palace and so does his army, outside. But when Alex found the statues, they ...
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424 views

What are some examples of Walt and Jesse taking on attributes of the foils that they kill? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad Walt seems to take on attributes of the foils that he kills. For instance: After Walt kills Crazy 8, he starts cutting the crust off of sandwiches. After Walt kills Gus, he starts ...
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365 views

Does the Washington Irving story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” exist in the world of the television show?

In the same vein of zombie movies not existing in the worlds of zombie films, does the traditional story/legend of Sleepy Hollow (the jealous lover / school teacher story) exist in the show Sleepy ...
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1answer
3k views

Did Ichabod Crane's wife Katrina Crane get re-cast during Season One?

I am watching Sleepy Hollow, and there have been several scenes showing Ichabod's red-haired wife, Katrina Crane. She seems slightly younger in her appearances in the second and subsequent episodes. ...
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What does Mycroft mean when he says “we don't want a repeat of 1972?”

In "The Reichenbach Fall" (S2E3) of Sherlock, Mycroft meets with John in the Diogenes Club. In the course of their conversation, Mycroft says to John "we don't want a repeat of 1972.” To what is he ...
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1answer
360 views

Why does Mycroft meet John in so many different locations?

Throughout the first two series of Sherlock, Mycroft sends a car to pick John up and bring him to him. Just about every time, they meet at a different location. He doesn't seem to have any issues with ...
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1answer
178 views

Mel Gibson movie where he picks the pocket of a guy on the street

I remember seeing a few scenes of this movie and would like to figure out the name: So the main character was probably Mel Gibson or someone very similar. The story was set around 90s in a bigger ...
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1answer
82 views

Does the passage of time affect humans differently in Oz?

I just recently watched "Oz", and the whole thing has me thinking about time dilation, for some reason. The opening of both movies seem to be in roughly the same time period, I'd say 1890 to 1910, ...
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2answers
167 views

When did Guy join the satanic cult?

When did Guy begin to take part in the plan to use Rosemary to give birth to the devil's son? It's weird because at the beginning of the movie he didn't want to buy the department.
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Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

In S01E03 of Breaking Bad, why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate? What made him suspicious, sort through the garbage, and put together all the broken pieces of the plate ...
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1answer
775 views

Would NASA have known about the oncoming debris in Gravity?

In the film, Gravity, the protagonists are warned early on of destruction headed their way. My question is: shouldn't NASA have predicted this beforehand? I'm not a rocket scientist, but wouldn't ...
3
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1answer
228 views

Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 1st film, then 3rd film, and now she is confirmed for 5th film. In some speculation I have heard that she is only going to appear in odd ...
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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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