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How did they film Patsey being whipped?

A Sequence in 12 Years A Slave shows Patsey, a plantation worker, being tied to a pole and whipped. The shot is horrifying, and shows her flesh being torn and rendered open by the whip as it makes ...
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538 views

Cartoon about animals playing American Football

I am looking for this cartoon movie that aired on HBO between 1997 and 2005. The whole movie is about a bear quarterback that gets framed for a crime and can't play. The whole time he is running from ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the symbolism of the flying cars?

Can someone please explain the flying car to me at the end of the movie, and how no one seems to act as if the car taking off with Danny and Sandy is anything out of the ordinary? Is this symbolic of ...
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157 views

Was Solomon Northup poisoned?

In 12 Years a slave, Solomon Northup is rendered unconscious before he is abducted. He is seen drinking wine with his meal beforehand, and his captors are insistent he drinks more & more & ...
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2answers
174 views

Why does Keller show up unprepared at the end?

At the end of Prisoners, when Keller confronts Holly and tells her that she is the assassin, why he doesn't he carry a gun or something? It seems he went there only to unmask her but not to stop her. ...
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179 views

WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific

I'm looking for the name of a WWII comedy about US military in South Pacific who build a hotel from used miltary issued goods
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251 views

Does anything bad happen to the cat in the film? [closed]

I would like to take my girlfriend to see this film but she is very sensitive about animals (especially cats) so if anything bad happens to the cat in this film then it would probably be best to avoid ...
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253 views

Christian movie about woman who leaves her family

It's about a woman who leaves her husband and kid due to unspecified reasons, but meets them in a religious camp for kid after 10 years. It is a christian movie. Could you tell me the name of the ...
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127 views

HS aged boy, has psychological issues, sees sister or friend beaten by boyfriend

Watched this movie in the late spring on demand but cannot think of the name. I remember it featured a high school aged kid who had some psychological issues. There was always one person who seemed to ...
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250 views

Numbers on the wall in Cuba in “Guys and Dolls” film

In the 1955 film version of Guys and Dolls, there is a series of scenes which take place in Cuba. One of the odd features of this sequence is a series of four digit numbers on the various walls ...
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355 views

Connection between the cases in “The Sign of Three”

In the episode The Sign of Three (S03E02), Sherlock remembers that Tessa knew John's middlename and this is how he figures out the whole thing about the Mayfly Man and his attempt to assassinate one ...
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155 views

Psycho guy is controlled by a “mother figure” from a theater screen and turns into a serial killer

There is this really disturbing movie I've been trying to find recently, where a guy apparently in a demential state, watches a movie on theater where there is a "mother", who always calls a man's ...
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1answer
656 views

Why are they singing in Les Misérables 2012 film?

When I watched the movie Les Misérables (2012), I was surprised to see them singing! It looks funny to me. The story is excellent and touching but I find it quite inappropriate to see them singing. I ...
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161 views

Name of animated film with a massive knot in a city/kingdom, whoever unties it is/becomes their king/leader?

My memory of this film has to be at least 8+ years old. I think that: Kingdoms with epic sized armies are at war/something-important. Probably 90's (or thereabouts) mainly hand drawn graphics. The ...
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1answer
241 views

Siblings and a dog lose parents and journey to find relatives

A group of brothers and sisters (and there was a dog I think), vaguely I remember that they lost their parents, and they had to journey (I remember there was snow) to find relatives. I watched this ...
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Was Nick sent to jail for shooting his friend?

In the CSI: NY episode "Battle Scars", Nick confesses he shot his friend (Jesse), but it was an accident and it was Jesse who planned all of this. In the end they believe he was telling the truth but ...
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1answer
347 views

Man of Steel Easter Eggs

I noticed a few Easter eggs that didn't seem obvious until I re-watched my Man of Steel BluRay. The traditional whooshing sound heard as Superman does his very first flying around in the suit... If ...
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1answer
174 views

Boy turns into car and back again…?

I remember ages ago back in the 80's when everything was still cool and Optimus Prime was still voiced by Peter Cullen... But there was another cartoon which although was somewhat crazy in concept ...
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1answer
240 views

Line cartoon, no real language, 60s-70s?

Okay, I have no idea about this one, I used to see it on SBS when I was a youngster because it was Italian in origin, and it's not on nowadays... A fourth wall artist would draw a silhouette of a guy ...
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1answer
1k views

What is the first appearance of the F-bomb in a movie?

Having seen the incredible statistics on the frequency of the use of the word "fuck" in movies in this question: What is the sweariest movie ever?, I thought it might also be worth recording the first ...
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3answers
1k views

On what evidence could the police arrest MayFly man?

In Sherlock's S03E02 (The Sign of Three) Sherlock identified the cameraman as the MayFly man and also the attempted murder of Bainbridge. But Sherlock couldn't find any murder weapon or any live ...
2
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2answers
296 views

Where's Christian's body?

We know Jack's father body was put on the plane (we clearly see the coffin in one of the very first episodes), and we know that someone took the body (probably MIB) from Episode 5, when Jack smashed ...
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1answer
5k views

Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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88 views

How long was Jack Campbell in his alternate reality?

Jack Campbell is given a glimpse of an alternate life in The Family Man. It starts on Christmas day and ends sometime after that. How many days did he live in the alternate reality?
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4answers
750 views

Why did Django come to Candieland?

I'm not sure it's ever explicitly explained why Schultz brings Django to Candieland in the first place? Surely they were aware that their plan is greatly jeopardized by bringing Django along: not ...
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1answer
128 views

If Carrie were to be arrested what crime could she be convicted of?

After watching the enjoyable remake starring giant handed Chloe Moretz, I started to think after the inquiry at the end, what crime could they prove Carrie carried out? Telekinesis could not be used ...
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2answers
339 views

Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?

The whole point of the alien entity, the TET, in Oblivion is to abstract the earth's oceans because it can use them for power. But the solar system has a lot of other water according to this article ...
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1answer
785 views

What is the sweariest movie ever?

I recently re-watched the Samuel L Jackson vehicle 51st State where he is also surrounded by some very sweary British actors (like Robert Carlyle). So I expected a lot of profanity. Obviously Jackson ...
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1answer
4k views

In The Bridge, do Saga and Martin speak Danish, Swedish or both?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen (aka "The Bridge"), when Saga (from Sweden) and Martin (from Denmark) are together, what language do they speak? How about other characters? We don't speak ...
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1answer
586 views

Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional ...
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1answer
116 views

After the Time of the Doctor are the events in the Name of the Doctor just an aborted timeline?

The Time of the Doctor special gives the strong impression that the future has been changed. The Doctor does not die at Trenzalore. The planet does not become the horrifically scared and burnt ...
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1answer
75 views

Why did Kirk ignore Marcos 12?

In the Star Trek episode “And the Children Shall Lead”, an alien entity that is trying to conquer the galaxy tried to get children to take over the Enterprise to go to Marcos 12 where it had “millions ...
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1answer
196 views

1980/1990 TV show taking place both in the real world and inside a computer

I remember a tv series about of the 80/90 where the story was located in the real world but also inside a PC and there was monsters like dinosaurs or robots and a team against the evil of about 2-3 ...
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2answers
364 views

Has Sony spoiled the endings of the Amazing Spider-man films?

Sony recently announced that a Sinister Six film is to be released in 2015. So does that mean the villains in the Amazing Spider-man sequels all survive?
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Title of a movie with monster and a squad

I am searching the title of a movie i've watched long time ago. I remember that there was a lot of monsters capable to bond into a sphere and a squad of people armed against that evil. In the team ...
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2answers
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A drug dealer, with a fake family (a stripper wife, a roadside girl as daughter, and a young boy as son)

It's a comedy movie, I watched it before 2-3 months back, but I forgot the name of the movie, but I do remember some stories like, then were using a Big van for the traveling, and they were about to ...
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1answer
5k views

Why does Tom Hanks' character never open up the last package?

During his time on the island in Cast Away, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) never opens up one last FedEx package, even though it could have made his escape or his survival easier. Why is this?
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What is the average life expectancy of Middle-Earth inhabitants?

I realize that some of this can be pieced together through recurring characters of the movies, but I wonder if anyone knows how long the different races are supposed to live? What is the average life ...
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4answers
627 views

Why didn't Locke say he saw the monster?

In episode 4 of season 1 we see Locke taking its first look at "the monster" (~30:00), while hunting boars on his own. He seems to be looking straight at something, not just randomly towards the ...
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1answer
147 views

A VHS of animated children's poetry

When I was a kid I used to rent this video of short animated films based on children's poetry and nursery rhymes. The ones I can remember being included were "The Owl And The Pussycat", "Mr. Nobody", ...
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1answer
126 views

A movie about police officer infiltrating soccer fans

Please help identify a 1970s-1990s British movie. A police officer is delegated to infiltrate a soccer hooligans. He is very skeptic, but soon becomes one of them and begins to protect them. There is ...
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1answer
8k views

Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which I haven't, so that we can then watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. So is it necessary to watch Hobbit one in ...
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3answers
587 views

What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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1answer
354 views

What is so good and unique about Citizen Kane?

Citizen Kane is the best movie on AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES, second best on BFI's The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time and has score a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I for myself cannot comprehend ...
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2answers
2k views

Will PBS air full-length episodes of Sherlock Series 3 in the US?

When Sherlock originally aired in the United States as part of PBS's Masterpiece, each episode was edited down to an hour, from the original 80-90 minute length. Will series 3 be similarly edited? Or ...
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165 views

How did Samuel L. Jackson come to know that Hayden Christensen was a jumper?

How did Roland come to know that David is a Jumper? And also which kind of electronic gun or machine was he using to catch the jumpers?
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4k views

Movie where automated house creates personality and falls in love with the father of a family, watches them and tries to kill them

Movie I remember is about a programmer guy who created this house, completely automated who made food, turned in water for all the house, talked with a woman's voice and practically had a personality ...
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1answer
15k views

Why does Sherlock think Billy Kincaid is a good man?

In The Sign of Three Sherlock said Billy Kincaid the best man he ever knew. Following was his quote about Billy Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter, best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to ...
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1answer
277 views

How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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1answer
161 views

What really happened to Michael's mother?

It was clear by watching the first season of Prison Break that Michael's mother died when she was 31. And Michael was also having the same disease. But in season 4 she came into the show. How was she ...

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