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What is the significance of the cat?

In Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fight. This scene is not comedic; yet there are numerous cuts to a cat. At one point at the end, the camera actually zooms in and out on the cat! ...
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2k views

Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
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970 views

Who is the murderer in the beginning of Tucker & Dale vs Evil?

In the first minute of Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), there's a scene involving a young woman and a camera man investigating a murder scene. Both are killed, and we briefly see their murderer. Who is ...
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132 views

What's with the alien and the video game?

In the movie The Last Starfighter, there's a scene where this guy walks in front of the video game. The game makes some noise and he loOks at it and encased with light, being replaced with an alien. ...
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1answer
462 views

Why did Chandler Bing get into the advertisement field?

Chandler Bing was working with a firm and then he changes his job. Why did Chandler Bing gets into advertisement field in Friends?
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592 views

What was the meaning of the elevator scene?

In the movie Revolver, towards the end of the movie Jason Statham’s character, Jake Green, ends up in an elevator by himself. In the elevator he has a dialogue with himself. I wasn’t able to quite ...
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1answer
892 views

Why do they sometimes not use a real operating system in films?

Why is it that sometimes TV shows and movies use real operating systems (ie: Windows, Mac OS or Linux) and computers but then sometimes hide the logos or use a fake OS with an unrealistic GUI?
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In The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home?

In the movie- The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home? when Steve kept hindering her and when she discovered the bodies, she could've just gone to her mom's home. So why didn't ...
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1answer
284 views

Spaghetti Western with a blind man

I'm looking for a movie. It is a western, the main character is blind and it's a really good shooter. The man is in his 50s and is dressed in black. His finally battle is in a church with the noise of ...
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1answer
115 views

Identify movie where alien with proboscis/trunk steps on someones head

I know the title sounds a bit weird but thats what i remember. I watched this as a kid, which was probably before or around 1990. Back then, i was pretty confused/scared by that scene. There was some ...
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1answer
500 views

What did Muir think was going to happen after he left McLean?

At the end of Spy Game, Nathan Muir is seen driving away from CIA headquarters; my impression of the scene is that he's in a hurry. He peels away from the gate, and the next shot of him is driving his ...
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2answers
126 views

Why does Folger give Muir a confused look in this scene at the end of Spy Game?

It's the last 5 minutes of the movie. See clip @approx 0:08. Someone in the room: "Are we done here?" Harker: "Non-disclosure agreement." Muir quickly signs the NDA. Folger: ...
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1answer
159 views

Identify older than 1995 sci-fi movie with an alien referred to as Xenomorph

I watched this as a teen, so it is probably dated before 1995. If I remember correctly, one of the initial scenes was set on a space-ship and there were some heavy vault-like doors. I believe some ...
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4answers
564 views

Why was Tommy allowed to be a psychopath?

Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) is one of the most interesting characters to me in this film. His story arc starts with him being slightly off balance funny guy and a real tough guy then moves quickly ...
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5answers
12k views

What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?

Both the 2012 and 1990 versions of Total Recall rely on the same back story for the main character, Quaid: Quaid was working for Cohagen Quaid agreed to be brainwashed to think he switched to the ...
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1answer
343 views

What software and web sites are portrayed in Dexter?

I noticed while watching Dexter series that absolutely nothing that happens on a computer screen looks even remotely familiar. Operating systems are not Windows, OSX or Linux, nor are they reskins of ...
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1answer
241 views

Identify movie about high profile robbery

I really can't remember a movie that I saw years ago that is something like: Picture begin with a huge robbery to federal reserve or something and the two robbery perpetrators fought between them. ...
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1answer
475 views

Is Django bullet-proof or immortal?

In the Movie, Django Unchained, there is a part where Django is in a big gunfight in Candy's House, he stands up and pulls his coat off and it looks like bullets fall to the ground, couldn't quite ...
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1answer
1k views

How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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4answers
5k views

Battlestar Galactica: What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?
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2k views

Who was the girl in Django unchained?

Who was the blue eyed women in the blue mask , seen twice in the movie; once when they rode into Candi land and the other when it is night and she is looking through a magnifying glass at a photo of a ...
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1answer
379 views

In “La jetée” does the time-traveler's body stay in the present time?

The film La jetée -- famous for inspiring 12 Monkeys -- appears to feature a method of time travel that is more psychological than mechanical. There is no time machine. Instead, a man who is known for ...
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2answers
784 views

Who was the first actor/actress who made the move from Adult to Non-Adult movies full time?

This question is obviously inspired by Sasha Grey's entrance into mainstream moviemaking in Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience". Was there a Adult actor or actress who made such a move ...
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1answer
3k views

Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or was were they completely created from scratch?
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2answers
2k views

Why does Blake draw the Batman symbols all over town?

Late in The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham is closed off from the rest of the world and the police are forced underground (both literally and figuratively). We catch up with the action when the government ...
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3answers
4k views

Why does Alfred leave in The Dark Knight Rises?

Alfred leaves Bruce, telling him that he has buried enough members of the Wayne family. But, Bruce has been running around all this time as Batman. I think the odds of him being killed are pretty ...
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3answers
375 views

When was Blackgate prison built?

I don't remember Blackgate being mentioned in the first two of the Nolan Batman Trilogy. Was the prison built to house all the extra criminals imprisoned because of the Dent Act or was it there all ...
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3answers
1k views

What was the significance of the branded tattoo on Miranda?

After Bruce and Miranda shared an intimate moment, they cuddled by the fire. At one point, Miranda gets up and we are given a clear shot of some form of branding on her skin. It wasn't clear to me ...
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2answers
6k views

Is Ra's Al Ghul alive or dead?

Viewers are lead to believe that Ra's Al Ghul died when the train de-railed and crashed into Wayne Tower in Batman Begins. But he appears to Bruce while he is in the pit during the Dark Knight Rises. ...
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2answers
164 views

How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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1answer
356 views

Sherlock: Who is John Talking About?

In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter. Who is Subo?
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505 views

School boy's love story which doesn't have happy ending

I remember watching a movie where a school boy (may be around 13 year old) fall in love with a girl or similar age. Boy tries to charm her in many ways. In the middle of story they also became good ...
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4answers
491 views

In the Avengers movie, why did they close the portal?

I'm a bit confused as to why they would be so quick to close the portal if all the Chitauri were powering down/dying? What's the big rush? I think the only thing that could make sense would be the ...
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1answer
213 views

Movie about fishing family who buy their own boat and end up losing everything

The movie was old and about a family who were living in a coastal village (probably Italy). The traditional occupation of villagers was fishing. There were masters who owned boats and workers. ...
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5answers
21k views

in Skyfall opening scene on train, does Bond fake getting shot?

Skyfall opens with a chase scene that culminates in Bond's partner accidentally shooting Bond instead of shooting the bad guy. The bullet hits Bond hard enough to blow him off a train into the river ...
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2answers
2k views

Existence of Sauron in The Hobbit

During the discussion between Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel in Rivendell, Gandalf says Radagast the Brown saw the necromancer on Dol Guldur, and that he appeared to have summoned the dead. ...
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2answers
1k views

Identify this TV Show - Australian Kids TV show 90s/00s

I remember watching a kids tv show in the late 90s / early 2000s about a kid or some kids who go to stay with a relative or something. They're definitely by the beach or somewhere and I think there ...
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2answers
473 views

Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?

At the end of The Abyss all the characters are brought to the surface of the sea from deep below. They should suffer terrible decompression but they're all fine? It's even addressed by the characters: ...
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1answer
2k views

What was the inspiration for the trampoline storyline in “Aerodynamics of Gender”?

In Community season 2, episode 7, Aerodynamics of Gender, Troy discovers a place of peace with a magical trampoline. What movie/television show inspired this storyline?
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2answers
3k views

Gabriel's Wristbands in Constantine

In one of the final scenes of Constantine Gabriel appears and has several wristbands on her arms. I can only read two of them, I believe they say "Sorrow" and "Passion". I'm assuming these are two ...
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4answers
161k views

What does “Zero Dark Thirty” mean?

I'm looking forwards to Zero Dark Thirty, and curious to know where the title comes from. Does anyone know?
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1answer
106k views

What language do the minions speak?

In Despicable Me; what language(s) do the minions speak? There is a bit of english, but seems like a combination of french with english?
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1answer
1k views

Why don't Bollywood superstars do more in Hollywood?

I love Bollywood movies and Hollywood movies. There are a great number of superstars in Bollywood who act well and are globally renowned. But we have not seen much participation of Bollywood stars in ...
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1answer
125 views

Why the rush to get to the general in Blackadder?

In Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital Blackadder reveals that Nurse Mary is the spy. She is lead away to be shot and then George reveals that he was really giving the information away by sending ...
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1answer
169 views

Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious?

The legendary Kubrick comedy Dr. Strangelove is based on the book Red Alert which is in no way comedic. At the time of release, not long after the Cuban Missile Crisis, apocalyptic pessimism was the ...
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1answer
369 views

Why was there such a large gap between the US and UK release of Wreck-It Ralph?

Wreck-It Ralph had it's World Premier October 29th 2012 and was released in the US a few days later on November 2nd 2012. The UK release of the film was a couple of months later on 8th February - was ...
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3answers
76k views

Why has Conway Twitty appeared as a distraction in Family Guy?

Throughout the past few seasons they have used Conway Twitty as a distraction from the regular plot of the episode (including some really really long interruptions). Why has Conway Twitty appeared as ...
6
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1answer
536 views

How much would a third season of SGU cost to produce?

I'm entertaining a dream in which I win €140,000,000 in the EuroMillions draw and use it to fund the return of unfairly-cancelled shows. Using any available figures, how much would a third season of ...
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5answers
13k views

Do Sheldon's equations reflect real math/physics research?

In the first season the equations on Sheldon's whiteboard change over time and in each episode there's a different equation; so they put someone in charge to show that there's actually a progress in ...
2
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1answer
299 views

Why is the white ranger's transformation different in Power Rangers Dino Thunder?

In Power Rangers Dino Thunder the Red, Yellow, and Blue ranger don't transform when they first touch a Dinogem. Tommy Oliver modifiest their gems to morph them into rangers. However, Trent Mercer, the ...

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