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Little Boy Playing In His Room, Firetruck

First let me apologize for the lack of detail on this, but I was probably around 6 years old when I saw this movie. All I can remember is that the movie started out with a little boy around 6 or 7 ...
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Are the movies Dead Alive and Evil Dead related?

Was Dead Alive influenced by Evil Dead? I see that Dead Alive have a lot of the ideas of Evil Dead such as exaggerated blood bath, monster puppets and stuff. Is Evil Dead the pioneer of this type ...
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How does the title fit in the context of story?

Like many others I am a big fan of The Departed (2006). But the title of the movie makes me curious. What is the justification for use of this title? I mean how does this title fit in the context of ...
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How could Eli do all those things?

At the end of The Book of Eli it is revealed that the eponymous bible that Eli used to read (and learn by heart) is actually written in Braille. Yet I'm not sure what further conclusions to draw from ...
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What happens to Alex at the end of Shallow Grave?

At the end of the movie it was not obvious to me what Alex's ultimate fate was. In particular, I wasn't clear whether he lived or died from his injury. It seemed like he might live, as he was still ...
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Does The Prisoner have a 'canonical' running order?

I just finished watching the box set of The Prisoner and I was also reading the reviews on the AV Club website, because I like reading reviews of things. I noticed that the episode order in the ...
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Why did this character in Prometheus kill without apparent reason?

At the end of Prometheus, why did the Engineer kill the humans? What is that thing that killed the Engineer?
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Word association test in Skyfall

In Skyfall James Bond has to complete a word assocation exercise as part of his evaluation. One of the words the psychiatrist says is "skyfall" to which Bond replys "done". It seems as if the word ...
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Struggling writer who went to an old apartment building to live [closed]

I saw a horror movie on Chiller in the summer of 2009, and it involved a struggling writer who went to an old apartment building to live (in order to better focus on writing) and met strange people ...
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How many police/SWAT team/soldiers/nazis/cowboys are there in the final chase scene?

I was watching the Blues Brothers recently and I was wondering how many people were there chasing Elwood and Jake in the final chase scene, including the army, police and swat teams, soldiers and ...
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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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Companies doing mind control to make you buy things

All I can remember is a man is running through a city where he is seeing colorful CGI looking blobs/objects in the sky. but i think only he can see them. I thought I remember it being about companies ...
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Time and Space Travel?

In the movie 12 Monkeys, when James Cole was sent back in time for the second time, they sent him by mistake to the WW1 era. But I think the place where they sent him was not in USA, but in Europe and ...
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What was the source of the “star” ratings? [closed]

In the past, movies were (and still seem to be) rated on a "star rating". Unlike rating systems like Rotten Tomatoes which aggregates critic scores as a percentage of "like" and "doesn't like", the ...
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Did Jenny marry Forrest at the end out of selfishness?

There is no doubt form the start of the movie that Forrest loved Jenny from the beginning of their friendship. But it is Jenny who never gave a thought or had a feeling about Forrest's feelings. She ...
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Mad Men Season Two, Draper pays Elevator Attendant to shut off service

In season Two, Don pays the elevator attendant to deny access to the elevator when Sterling and Draper show up later. Why would Draper do that considering that both Draper and Sterling would have to ...
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Animated movie about children stuck in a carnival

Which animated movie is it where children are stuck in a creepy desert carnival in another dimension sort of, there's the name lavinrac somewhere and then they realize it's carnival spelled backwards ...
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Post-apocalyptic world, double agent in team on a mission [closed]

I am trying to find the name of a movie. It's so blurry. I watched that movie may be 10 years ago. So, I'm just writing some of the details. Probably in a post-apocalyptic world. There was a ...
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Shiny stuff on Eric's head

There's some shiny stuff attached to Eric Northman's head in Season 2 (Episode 1 and 2) of True Blood. It looks metallic, and I would like to know what it is and what it's for. Above is an early ...
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Why can't movies be released in homes? [closed]

I wonder if there is such a system where by people can enjoy movies sitting at their homes.This is can prove beneficial for both movie makers and their team as a business point of view as well as ...
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A sci-fi prison where you don't age

A sci-fi prison where you don't age The main character is male, he gets sent to prison (unsure if he committed the crime) He keeps trying to escape, earning the nickname slider The walls are like ...
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Why is Jesse alarmed to see Cid?

I am referring to the scene where Jesse, the Gat Man, was releasing Sara who was held at gun-point. A moment later, Cid can be seen walking down the stairs (maybe because of the commotion ...
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Whiplash short movie from Sundance 2013

Recently I've seen the Whiplash short movie. And I really like the music they're playing. Question: Is the music a real musical composition or was it specially written for the movie?
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Spy falls in love with client's wife, they enjoy each others presence silently mutually [closed]

Husband hires spy to follow his wife. The spy follows faithful wife. Wife notices she's being followed and enjoys the spy's company. They go to the movies, museum and never talk.The spy and wife fall ...
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Industry standards for releasing a film (i.e. press conference, premieres, red carpet, etc.)?

What are the Hollywood industry standards for how a movie is released? For instance, in South Korea, there is a general schedule leading up to every movie release: non-screening event (e.g. a director ...
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Why is Leslie's mom cool with Parker?

When Parker shows up at Leslie's house all bloody after his fight with the hit man, why is Leslie's mom cool with him being there? Do they know each other? What am I missing?
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Mulholland Drive - where did the box go?

At the end of the first part in Mulholland Drive, after Betty and Rita go inside the box, it drops on the floor and stays there for apparently a long time. The camera slowly pans up to Aunt Ruth ...
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TV series where they plant a chip in the brain of students

I watched these as a kid and have no idea what the series was called... The idea is that students get a chip implant in their brain (the parents don't know this), and when they try to escape from some ...
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How can Percy and his friends play all the games in casino

How can Percy and his friends play all the games in the Lotus Hotel casino, when they are still teenagers and the legal age to gamble in Las Vegas is 21?
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Is “Oblivion” somehow linked to “Moon”?

The major plot twist in the 2013 movie Oblivion is virtually identical to the major plot twist in 2009's Moon. Oblivion also seems to borrow other details from Moon, such as the phony mission-control ...
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Why was Banner's first name and profession changed for the 1978 television series?

In the comic books, Banner's character is named Bruce Banner (from what I have read, "Robert Bruce Banner", though I'm not a diehard enough fan to know the origin of that) and he is a physicist. I ...
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Was Tiffany actually psychotic or was she just acting?

In the movie Silver Linings Playbook, in a scene at the end where Pat confesses his love to Tiffany through a letter. I can't recollect the exact words but he says something like The only way you ...
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Horror movie where a group of friends were killed in sleep

I watched it perhaps around 2008. It was a horror film. In the movie, a group of friends (2 girls and 3 boys maybe) got killed in a remote house probably in woods. They were lured there by an old man ...
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Why does a teaching hospital have a piano (in House, M.D.)?

In Season 4, Episode 9 of House, M.D., Dr. House is seen playing a piano in one of the class rooms of the teaching hospital he works at. What possible reason would there be for a teaching hospital to ...
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Cyborg kills and turns his creator into a cyborg

I'm looking for a movie that had a guy in a chamber being killed in a power plant and this scientist took the guy's dead body and made him into a cyborg. The cyborg then kills and takes revenge on the ...
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What does this necklace represent in Battleship?

In more than one scene of Battleship, various officers are wearing some sort of necklace, apparently permissible additions to the uniform. They are of several different designs. What are they, and ...
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Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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Why were the humans unable to breathe the air in Pandora?

It was observed again and again in the movie Avatar that humans could not breathe the air present in Pandora. So it can be assumed Oxygen was not present in Pandora. But again the human fires which ...
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How much time has passed between Series 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones?

We watched the first episode of the second season last night and I'm a little unsure. On the one hand Daenerys' story and the plot of Rob's crusade doesn't seem to have moved on very far at all. On ...
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Is Breaking Bad inspired by Spec Ops: The Line? (or vice versa)

I've recently watched the season 4 finale of Breaking Bad and although it was hinted before, now the series took a sharp turn towards portraying Walt as a bad guy. I think it's great, as it is ...
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Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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Scientist steals two insect-like aliens and raises them in his shed

I've searched far and wide for this and, as I've got limited memory of it, I've no idea how to find the actual name of the film. The premise of the film was of a scientist that was forced to retire ...
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Is Frank responsible for what happened in Donnie Darko's life?

I know this is a very hard film to understand. But let me speak what I understood in pieces. What I understood is: 1) A corruption has happened in the timeline of the film, when the jet falls down ...
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How did The Hulk end up in India?

Between the events in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and The Avengers how did Bruce Banner end up in India when he was last in Canada? Did it have anything to do with what happened at the end of the ...
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Movie that police officer is the bad guy

A long time ago, I watched a movie that started with a car chase, and the good guy says "he drives like a cop" and the bad guy was a cop. After that I dont really remember what happened, but I think ...
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Why did these 'creatures' fight each other?

[Source] In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, after Bilbo and the Dwarves leave Rivendell they encounter Three(?) Stone Giants who punch and throw rocks at each other. It appeared like they ...
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Why is Alan considered as a loser?

In the TV series Two and a Half Men, why is Alan Harper called as a loser multiple times in multiple episodes by various different people? After all, the difficulties in his life are only due to the ...
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Understanding the end of YellowBrickRoad

The critics gave YellowBrickRoad some pretty bad ratings, but I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, the end bothers me to no end -- I just don't understand it. Is it that the main ...
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Tarzan like character on AXN India channel

Out of blue I remembered a series shown on "AXN-India" approximately 6 years ago. The hero was like Tarzan living in a jungle. He had two squirrels in his satchel. He had an eagle friend watching ...
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Silent film created after 1990

As we know, "The Artist" was recognized as the best film of 2012 in the Oscar Awards. Is this the first try to create silent film in last 20 years or have there been silent films made without such ...

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