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Why didn't the zombies eat her initially?

After R eats Perry's brains, he falls for Julie. He then takes her back to the airport, and she was in the group of zombies that went back to the airport. Why didn't the other zombies attack and eat ...
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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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Why does Dan feed and play with the monkeys?

In Zero Dark Thirty, the audience observes Dan playfully interacting with monkeys in a cage on the base in Pakistan. He jokes with them and feeds them ice cream. While I think this may be character ...
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243 views

How did John McClane escape his bonds?

I may have missed how this happened, but in the scene with John and Jack captured in the ballroom, we see Jack take his knife and cut through his wrist ties, but I have no idea how John got free. Can ...
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What is the significance of the Origami Bum?

In the 6th episode of House of Cards, we see Claire have some sympathy towards a vagrant outside of her work and gives this man $20 to get some food from a deli close by The next day, the man is ...
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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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What is the last line spoken in Texas Chainsaw Massacre

In the 2013 new release Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, the last line in the film is spoken by Heather as she takes the food upstairs from Jed and locks the door. I couldn't make out what she said, and ...
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Where are Frodo, Gandalf and the others going at the end and why?

First of all, I haven't read the book (shame on me). I remember one of the last scenes of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King shows Frodo, Gandalf, Bilbo and some others leave by ship. Where ...
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Is Captain Jackson’s accent authentic?

In BBC detective drama Ripper Street there is an American character, captain Homer Jackson (played by American actor Adam Rothenberg): former U.S. Army surgeon, ex-Pinkerton agent etc. For the story ...
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179 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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813 views

What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?

At the beginning of The Hobbit, when Gandalf and Bilbo meet the first time, Bilbo says he doesn't remember his past meeting with Gandalf and only remembers him for his fireworks, but Gandalf talks ...
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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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115 views

Is it possible to destroy the Morphing Grid?

In Power Rangers there have been various occasions where Rangers lose their powers. A few that stick out is the Might Morphin' Rangers when their Zords are destroyed prior to the Ninja Quest episodes, ...
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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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Have Finch's back problems been explained?

In the present, Finch shows signs of significant spinal trauma. He has a severe limp and his neck and upper back are generally held very rigidly. He'll turn his whole torso, or sometimes even his ...
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483 views

Did Craig steal the boxes?

The classic film "Friday" opens with main character Craig (Ice Cube) explaining that he was fired from his job a shipping company. "They said they got me on video, stealing boxes," Craig says. When ...
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446 views

Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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466 views

Why doesn't John Spartan know how to use the 3 shells?

In Demolition Man, shortly after Spartan is thawed out, he tries to use the toilet after which he declares they have 3 shells where the toilet paper should be. Later on in the film when Spartan finds ...
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592 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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408 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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How many Tarantino films are set in the same universe?

Django Unchained and Inglorius Basterds are both set in the same alternative history universe according to Tarantino. How many of the films made by Tarantino are set in the same universe? Are any of ...
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284 views

What is the point of making some dialogues inaudible and not showing some language translations?

Today I was watching Sherlock Holmes and The Game of Shadows. In that movie, several foreign languages like German, French etc. were used. The film itself had no translation in English despite some ...
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161 views

Where did all of the weapons come from?

In Hot Fuzz, they find a giant weapon's cache at this old man's house. I remember him saying something about he found him. Do we have any idea where they came from? If not, was this supposed to be ...
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Which RPG is being played in Gamers: Dorkness Rising?

I've seen Gamers 2 several times now, but I've never been sure which RPG they're supposed to be playing. I believe it's supposed to be DND 3.5, but I am not sure on that. So, are they playing 3.5? ...
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Was the stutter intentional?

In the movie The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, the character Lodge says "no, you don't" at one point, but he kind of stutters it. This is the only time this character stutters in this movie. Was this an ...
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144 views

Sci-Fi movie where character determines date, time & location from looking at the night sky

I remember I saw it somewhere - The SciFi character stared the night sky with bare eyes (maybe robotic) for a while and determined which date time and location he/she is at from the observable ...
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At which university does Professor Moriarty teach?

In the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it is never mentioned which university Professor Moriarty teaches at. Did I miss it? Does the story have any clue?
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Golden magic boy can do magic by saying 'khoo' [closed]

I have this distant memory of a film I watched when I was a teenager and I would appreciate it if you could help me identify it. So I think it's Australian, it's probably a 90's movie, and it starts ...
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217 views

Who is elder in Charlie and Alan?

In the TV series 'Two & a half men',Charlie and Alan are brothers, but there is no indication that who is elder. Even Wikipedia doesn't say anything about this. I have watched only season 1. So ...
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249 views

Has swearing always been part of Hollywood movies? [duplicate]

At first, I was under the impression that using words like "f*ck","d*ck","pu**sy" etc. is not a big deal in Western countries. But later my concept changed slightly when at the films, I also observed ...
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694 views

Did the director and editor for House of Cards make aesthetic decisions based on H.264 encoding limitations?

Given that the production team for House of Cards knew the show would be streamed online as the only distribution method, did the directors and editors consider H.264's encoding limitations when ...
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281 views

What was the last movie to have a souvenir program available at showings?

When I saw Star Wars in 1977 I was lucky enough to be able to get a souvenir program about the movie, in much the same way that you commonly get for live theater. The program was 18 pages and ...
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832 views

One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include ...
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Why the title 'Unforgiven' in the movie Unforgiven?

I just watched the 1992 film Unforgiven and I liked it a lot. But how does the title of this movie relate to its story?
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322 views

Rebel in opening scenes of Star Wars Episode 4

At the beginning of the movie, Vader and the storm troopers board Princess Leia's ship. At one point Vader was holding a rebel in the air and was interrogating him, and then throws him away after he ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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394 views

Why are certain scripts produced as animated features instead of live-action?

If Tangled (2010) used live-action, what would have been the problem? Would the effect be different if Tangled was acted by real actors/actresses? How do film-makers decide which story will be ...
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2answers
414 views

A movie where Girlfriend embarrasses both herself as well as her boyfriend

There's a group of friends, young adults, very educated and intellectual. One of these, a guy, brings a new girlfriend to meet his intellectual friends. The girlfriend is clearly not as clever as the ...
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Why would the villain involve Sherlock Holmes?

In the first installment of the Sherlock Holmes franchisee, i.e. in Sherlock Holmes movie, Lord Blackwood asks for an audience with Sherlock Holmes, as his 'last' request for no other purpose than to ...
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Thriller about a woman with a recurring memory

Can anyone help me remember a 1940's film about a woman with a recurring memory. There is a scene in an auction and she ends up going to a lighthouse and goes up some stairs using a hidden door. She ...
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What is the symbolism behind the young people making out in the cemetery?

The Netflix show House of Cards is replete with symbolism throughout. While some symbolic events are more obvious (Claire observing an older woman similar to a colleague she fired struggling at a cafe ...
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719 views

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD?

How can a movie from 1987 be better in HD than SD? Does that apply to all movies that were recorded on old-style film?
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3k views

How is dialog between two people filmed?

I was always wondering how dialog between two people is filmed. Suppose there are two people talking. The screen is switching between faces of the characters while they talk. How it is done in ...
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163 views

What is the origin of the “face behind a wall of equations” shot?

So, Hollywood really likes to make scientists and mathematicians write on plexiglass (or mirrors, or windows, or other transparent or reflective surfaces). Presumably it's so they can get shots like ...
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80's film where guy gives his intoxicated lover a lethal injection

At the risk of giving you a bad steer, I thought the guy was James Spader, but I can't find anything in IMDB of his that sounds right. He's playing a disreputable character, I think he has a couple of ...
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Which is the first parody film?

I love the parody films like Meet the Spartans,Vampires Suck and Scary Movie film series. I want to know which is the first film made which is parody of other film or films.
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How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?

Movie 43 is a basic comedy shtick driven movie that seems to be directed at the humor level that teenage boys are supposed to have. It's not an entirely new type of movie following pretty much the ...
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Who really killed Mr Brown in Reservoir Dogs?

(Spoiler Ahead) In the movie Reservoir Dogs Mr Brown (played by Quentin Tarantino) is found dead after Mr White (Harvey Keitel) shoots down the cops. However before the brief shoot out he was talking ...

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