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Showing journey on the map

It is common cliché in animation to show the journey between point A to point B by moving a line, sometimes including a plane/ship, across the map. I have seen it in Indiana Jones and plenty of other ...
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What movie are Dean Corso and Liana Telfer referring to in his apartment?

In the first act of The Ninth Gate, Liana Telfer comes to visit protagonist Dean Corso in his apartment, to try to recover her husband's book. During their few minutes of verbal jousting, Telfer ...
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Animated, 90s?, man and talking dog, aired on Cartoon Network

I'm trying to recall a full-length animated movie I saw on Cartoon Network as part of an evening (?) movie block, mid- to late-90s. All I can remember is that it was about a man (tall, dressed in ...
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Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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144 views

Did Jack and his crew come because they realised that the coordinates Walt gave probably pointed to money?

In Breaking Bad season 5 Jack and his crew came to Walt's help even though Walt said that it was off. Did they realise that the coordinates pointed to money? If not, why did they come? I think this is ...
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How was pre-title opening in Spectre shot?

The opening scene in 2015's Spectre has a long continuous sequence which, as an amateur filmmaker, is difficult to figure out how it might have been done. The movie begins as an apparent crane shot ...
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Is Franz Oberhauser related to the original Blofeld?

Note: spoilers for Spectre ahead! In Spectre, we meet Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz). He later reveals he now goes by the name "Ernst Blofeld", and has a scar just like the original Blofeld. But ...
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125 views

Family get lost and separated on trip

Saw this movie in late 90's/early 2000's. It was about a family - dad, 2 daughters and a son. One of the daughters was in the rebellious teens age and the son was in his early 20's I think. The other ...
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513 views

Does Noel ever comment that Frasier looks like Captain Bateson?

In the series Frasier, Noel Shempsky is a huge Star Trek fan. Now, the character of Frasier character is played by Kelsey Grammer, who also played Captain Bateson in Star Trek: The Next Generation ...
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Flag in Around the World in Eighty Days

In the 1956 film Around the World in Eighty Days, there is a scene in which the people from Ft. Kearney chase down the Sioux to rescue Passepartout. They bear an American flag, and one divided ...
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in Cocktail, what game/wager is being proposed during the Basketball scene?

In the first half of the movie, Brian (Tom Cruise) and Doug (Bryan Brown) are at the basketball court. Brian is shooting, and Doug is mostly just watching as the two talk about Brian's relationship ...
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What exactly did Fredo do to betray Michael?

We know Fredo betrayed Michael by working with Hyman Roth and Johnny Ola. What exactly did he do though? He says he didn't know it was going to be a hit and that he was only trying to help the family....
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151 views

Sci-fi rom-com movie with time traveller with funny hat

I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw when I was young in the 80s or 90s. I seem to remember strange parts of the plot. I also think the movie might have been British or Australian by origin..not ...
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Comedy Movie with a Jewish Husband and a Black Wife

I want the title of this movie. There was a commercial in a movie "about a new movie that will come to theaters" that says "Nobody can stop them! Jew Husband and Black Wife." Wife will kill everybody ...
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Why is James Bond less tech savvy in the Daniel Craig movies?

The most recent installments of James Bond (ones featuring Daniel Craig) have fewer gadgets but more raw action (like the chase sequences in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace). Is it because of plot ...
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2answers
129 views

An animated romantic movie in space about soldiers

I saw a Sci-Fi space adventure animation movie (English dubbed probably) in February-March 2008. The movie was in space, where humans (soldiers) fight against an evil guy from another planet. The ...
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1answer
149 views

Looking for the title of a movie where people can live in a body of another human

I'm looking for the title of a movie where the synopsis is a world where people can rent their bodies to other people. Generally, rich people can pay and transfer their soul in another body to live ...
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12answers
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker ...
2
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1answer
102 views

Was it arranged?

Was the win in Southpaw arranged? I'm asking this based on the fact that Hope himself mentions Jordan Mains 'paying' a decision win over Night Train early in the movie. Also, it's a close fight for ...
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2answers
1k views

Why was Terry killed?

In Roman Polanski's classic Rosemary's Baby, Terry Gionoffrio throws herself from a window. Is it ever explained why she killed herself? Was she under some kind of spell or is it just a plot ...
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287 views

In Family Guy, who voiced GRR Martin?

In the Family Guy episode "Pilling them Softly", Brian and Stewie go to a book fair where they meet George RR Martin. Who voiced the character? Was it Martin himself, or a different voice actor?
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What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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167 views

Is “Absolutely Anything” a remake?

Today I saw a trailer for the forthcoming Simon Pegg / Monty Python film Absolutely Anything. The plot, as far as I can tell from a trailer, is identical to that of the 1936 H.G.Wells classic The Man ...
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6answers
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though (...
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1answer
168 views

Movie about a psychic teenage girl going to haunted house

When I was a kid, I always watched my mother's collection of horror movies when she wasn't home. I remember one particular movie about a group of people (including a psychic teenage girl who doesn't ...
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3answers
391 views

Did the Basterds actually change anything?

Hitler was definitely shot to death by the Basterds but he would have died in the fire anyways. Shoshanna had everything planned well to trap everyone in theatre including her, there was no escape. So ...
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Is the movie “Vacation” (2015) a sequel, reboot, or remake?

I saw the movie "Vacation" (2015) on DirecTv last night. I consider the new movie to be a sequel to the original film (National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983), since the plot revolves around the character ...
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What is the problem with a planet where everything is “on a cob”?

In season 2, episode 10 of Rick and Morty, "The Wedding Squanchers", Rick and the Smith family evaluate an Earth-like planet for habitation, only to discover that everything is "on a cob" (Video). ...
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3answers
514 views

Film with a hero whose memories of last years are erased

There is a film that my friend saw 10 years ago, but remembers only the plot. Is there anyone who knows what film is he talking about? Here is the plot. The film is about a man, who doesn't remember ...
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2answers
181 views

Significance of Rorschach's journal at the end of The Watchmen

After the world was saved and temporary peace occurred, what is implied when Rorschach's journal (he left it before he's going to deal with Adrian Veidt) is found?
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Need help, cannot find this movie!

I watched a movie on cable (most likely on IFC or Sundance, but possibly another paid movie channel) sometime between 2004 and 2006. I watched it, along with "House of Spirits" a few times back to ...
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0answers
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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1answer
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Ripple effect in Back to the Future saga

The ripple effect caused by Marty in 1955, takes a week to reach 1968 in which he was born and begin to make him disappear. Why the ripple effect caused by Doc in 1885 only takes a few seconds to ...
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1answer
112 views

Teenager picked up a radio signal from space that was trying to warn people of earth that the sun was going supernova

I remember watching a movie years ago about a teenager in Cali that picked up a radio signal from space that was trying to warn people of earth that the sun was going supernova. So he listened, he and ...
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0answers
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Textual vs material representation in Blade Runner cinematography

Do the cinematography techniques in Blade Runner use textual representation (image as text) or material representation (image as presence) in order to convey the themes or motifs of the film? I ...
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In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, Is Binoo a boy or a girl?

Help me settle a debate with my 5 year old daughter. In the children's show Toopy and Binoo, is Binoo a boy or a girl?
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1answer
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What's the problem with the temperature getting to 88 degrees?

In the Black Books episode "Fever", the characters are complaining that the temperature might get all the way up to 88 degrees. They're in the UK, so I'd assume they mean 88 C, but that's ...
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1answer
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70s movie ends with a train/car crash

I saw it on TV in the 80s, as best as I can recall it was produced in the 70s. I have no idea about title, actors, or plot, but I do remember the ending: A man and a woman were driving on country ...
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1answer
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Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'?

Is the black egg on House's desk a reference to Tesla's 'Egg of Columbus'? e Image from here.
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Why was McGarrett wearing an Army uniform?

I don't normally watch Hawaii Five-0, so I'm not familiar with the intricacies of the characters' histories, but last night I watched an episode from Season 3 (episode 20) titled "Olelo Paʻa", or "The ...
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1answer
113 views

Which was the first reality competition TV program that used the now common format of eliminating one contestant each episode?

It's now a common trope of the genre, whether it's getting kicked off the island or being told "You're fired!" but somebody had to have come up with this first. Who created the episode-ending ...
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1answer
540 views

Why does the desert facility explode?

During Spectre, Bond and Swann escape Blofelds desert facility, only for it to explode. WHY/HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Bond is stripped of weapons (except the concealed explosive within his wristwatch) ...
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Music Before Eric Idle's “Storytime/Children's Stories” in Monty Python Season 1 Episode 3?

There's some springy orchestral music that plays as an introduction to Eric Idle's "Children's Stories" sketch in Season 1 Episode 3. This is the sketch where Rumple Tweezer lives by Dingly Dell and ...
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5answers
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The Quiet Earth conclusion analysis

The conclusion of The Quiet Earth (1985) has Zac pushing the explosive detonator button just as the sun experiences its "effect" probably from the distortion of time and space. (See the finale ...
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5answers
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How come the unsullied are overwhelmed so easily?

Ever since their introduction in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, The Unsullied had the reputation of being the finest trained army in Westeros, but in S05E04 how come a bunch of Unsullied soldiers (who ...
2
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1answer
52 views

Car stopped on side of road, passengers threatened with being shot if they try to get out of the car or call for help

So I only remember seeing the trailer for this movie, it was fairly new, definitely in the 2000s most like 2010 or later. In the trailer this family or friends is driving along a road when something ...
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0answers
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How does arresting Ian exempt Ben of his jail sentence?

In National Treasure, Agent Sadusky reminds Ben that "someone's gotta go to prison". Ben asks him to reach Boston and arrest Ian and his gang. They are obviously guilty as well, but what does it have ...
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vote
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130 views

Movie with two orphan boys

I saw a movie about late 70s, when I was a child. It was about two orphans, a black and a white boy. They became very close friends and one night, I don't remember why, they were out and it was very ...
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0answers
113 views

What is the significance of the cat in the movie “Gone Girl”?

Throughout the movie "Gone Girl", there is an orange house cat that appears in numerous scenes. Is this some kind of symbolism?
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69 views

Movie where kids are transported to an unknown planet in the galaxy/universe

I only saw the trailer for this several years ago (post 2000's) about earth being able to transport people to a planet that they don't know where it is. The trailer described it as a, now contest, ...

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