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Difference between The Ring and Ringu

I watched the Hollywood version of The Ring (2002), but I didn't watch the original Japanese version Ringu (1998). Are the plots of both movies exactly the same? If not, what are the differences ...
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Digital Movies, DVD's and the law

I firmly believe in paying for what I watch - they paid to make it, I should pay to watch it. Completely fair. However, I hate physical media: DVD, Blu-ray, you name it. I'm happy to buy them to pay ...
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Trying to find a movie with fantasy religion-based world

I am trying to locate a movie that I saw only a few scenes to while recovering from some injuries. If I am remembering correctly, the protagonist exists in a society where everyone has a religion, ...
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What happened at the end of The Grey?

I am confused, what happened at the end of The Grey (2011)? Did Ottway die or did he manage to survive?
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What does Buster say under the bleeps in the “Bringing up Buster” episode of Arrested Development?

In the third episode of the first season of Arrested Development, titled "Bringing up Buster," there are two instances when Buster uses (what is assumed to be) obscene language to describe his mother, ...
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MiB Jeebs Memory Question

Before being inducted into MiB, K takes J into Jeebs Pawn Shop. Jeebs calls him "Officer Edwards" (Knowing J's name) Jeebs obviously knows J from his pre-Mib life. When J's history is erased do they ...
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Why did The Hulk punch Thor while fighting the Chitauri?

In the climatic battle of The Avengers, we see the full might of our heroes teaming up to protect the world. However, one scene during this battle, while hilarious on it's own right, does not make ...
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Why do many movie titles differ between the U.S. and the UK?

Why are movies titled differently in the UK? For example; The Avengers changed to Avengers Assemble. Similarly Vertige is called High Lane. What is the reason why so many movies are retitled for ...
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Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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Do the maids' apron designs indicate position?

I was watching Downton Abbey recently and noticed that Anna and Gwen have different maids' apron designs. Does their apron design indicate rank in some way? I know they are maids for ...
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Why does everyone on Arrested Development dislike Ann?

George Michael Bluth's on again off again girlfriend, Ann Veal, is either disliked or ignored by the other members of the Bluth family (with the exception of when Gob dated her in the third season), ...
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678 views

Deaf girl finds a dog and trains him to be a service dog

I saw this movie about 10-15 years ago. It is a movie about a deaf girl. One day she walks across the street and doesn't hear a car comming and an ownerless dog saves her life. She takes the dog ...
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What were the Race rules in the Speed Racer cartoon series?

Speed Racer was always using gadgets to survive and win. His opponents had some as well, though not all of his opponents survived. Beyond raceday lap count, what were the rules? Were there any?
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Why did Captain America give Nick Fury a ten dollar bill?

When Captain America walks onto the bridge of the ship, he gives Nick Fury a ten dollar bill. Is this because he is amazed by the ship or is it some reference to the fact that he is from a time when ...
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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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Is there any plan for the DC comic's superhero crossover movie?

I like the crossover movies like Alien Vs Predator, Avengers etc. But I want to know if there is any plan for the DC comic character crossover film such as Justice League. Where we can see Superman, ...
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In the Avengers movie, why did the Chitauri troops die almost instantly when the portal closed?

Although the Avengers is a great movie in most aspects, it has its own faults or in need of explanations in certain situations, such as: Why would Chitauri troops die as soon as the portal closed!? ...
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Banner's control of Hulk in Avengers

During the climatic battle, Banner says 'That's my secret. I'm always angry', and transforms into the Hulk. Does this imply that Banner learned how to control Hulk? If this is the case, why did he ...
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Why does the eye surgeon help Anderton

I just watched Minority Report again and I always wonder about one part of the story. When Det. Anderton is about to get his eyes transplanted illegaly, the eye surgeon tells him, that he got ...
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Who was the guy in the scene after the credits in The Avengers?

After the credits roll on The Avengers, there is a brief scene that appears to hint at who the next villain will be. I thought it looked kind of like the Red Skull, but others I saw it with disagreed. ...
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Where does the tunnel in the Wall come from?

I just finished the first season of "Game of Thrones", where one of the main themes is 'The Wall', a huge ice wall that devides the realm (Westeros) from the dangerous and winterly North. From what I ...
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How much of Thor is based on actual mythology?

Not having read the comics at all and not being a huge mythology buff, I have only the general knowledge of some Norse mythology and Thor's (comic/movie version) background. Obviously the names and ...
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Is Hulk a pure CGI being?

In The Incredible Hulk and The Avengers, the Hulk is an obvious CGI character. However, I am unclear as to how much of him is actual CGI vs motion capture or if his face is a real person's face or ...
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Who are the Guys in Tall Black Hats in movie 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'

In movie The Greatest Game Ever Played, whenever Harry Vardon tries to play a shot, he sees mysterious guys in Black Top Hats. Who are those guys and what their role in the movie. What are they ...
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In Roman Holiday, which Royal Family was Ann princess of?

It obviously wasn't the British Royal Family as her first stop on her tour of Europe was London. All I recall from the movie is that it was one of Europe's oldest royal families.
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Pepper's comment about Latin

In Iron Man 2, Pepper and Tony are discussing Natalie and there's a discussion about Latin. Pepper explains that you can read Latin but you can't speak it? I thought Latin was commonly spoken in ...
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Would special effects for early movie patrons seem real?

When I watched The Walking Dead on my 1080i HDTV, the special effects looked seamless. In other words, I knew what I was watching was fake, but it was hard to tell. When I upgraded to a 1080p ...
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Which Martial Arts does Jason Bourne know?

The movies do not explain this, but based on the hand-to-hand combat scenes from the Bourne movies, which discipline(s) does he seem to be skilled?
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What is the purpose or meaning behind the Hot Rod in the Iron Man series?

In several scenes in both Iron Man 1 & 2, we see several references and scenes to Hot Rods throughout both movies. Whether it be the screen savers on the computers, Tony constantly working on ...
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How are the Iron Man suit scenes filmed?

In all three movies, you see Downey Jr (as Tony Stark, and occasionally Cheadle as Rhodes/War Machine) in the namesake suit, either completely covered, or with the head open or having the suit put ...
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What process does a production company have to go through in order to obtain a 'high profile' actor/actress?

While the definition of a High Profile actor/actress may be a bit subjective on its own; lets just figure it is determined by the financial (an objective quantifier) success of past movies. What kind ...
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Why is Walt special?

In Lost, there are countless mysteries, but one that started in the beginning of the series has struck my mind recently and my research cannot bring anything up. Walt Lloyd, Michael's son who he ...
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Is the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk meant to be a spiritual sequel to the 2003 version?

In 2003 Hulk was released to theatres with very unfavorable reviews and the director even calling it a financial failure. Due in part to this failure they rebooted the franchise only 5 years later in ...
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What does Book of Shadows stands for in title of movie Blair Witch 2?

I want to know what the significance is of Book of Shadows in the title of the movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the sequel to The Blair Witch Project . I watched the full movie and did not got ...
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How do they film the mirror scenes in movies?

It always makes me wonder how do they place the cameras and crew members while filming a scene which is opposite to a reflecting object, such as mirror. Because, when filming the reflected objects we ...
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478 views

Are Teletubbies prisoners?

Even though they seem happy during the show, at many times they are following commands from the voice-over ("show Tinky Winky the bowl"). They also seem to obey the wind mill when it starts spinning, ...
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223 views

Identify this movie based on some terrorist group

I watched this movie 3 years ago in parts on TV . This movie is based on a fight between Government and Terrorist group. Terrorist group have some kind of virus which can destroy anything. In order ...
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Movie with the same weapon as in “The Rock”

What is the name of the movie which uses the same "VX Poison Gas Pearls" as a weapon that "The Rock" used. Maybe they have another name in the movie, but it was the same prop that was used in "The ...
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Star Trek II - What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy

About 30 minutes into Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, Kirk is performing an inspection of the training crew on board the Enterprise. Kirk inspects engineering and then says to McCoy "I'll be on the ...
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What's with the trend of releasing movies outside the US first?

A recent trend that I've noticed (or I'm just crazy and need to delete this question) is to release a major film outside of the U.S. first, even if it's a Hollywood film. Usually a week or so later ...
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What is the science behind making actors appear different?

Captain America, Lord of The Rings and The Social Network have each used a technique where an actor has either been shrunk down (Captain America & LoTR) or completely replaced by a face (Captain ...
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First movie that collaborated with fast-food outlets?

In 1984, the movie Gremlins teamed up with Hardees to sell a set of LPs that came along with the movie: Each week a different record would be sold, thus, each week, parents had to take their ...
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Gun Scene in Goldeneye

In the James Bond film Goldeneye there is a scene were Bond threatens Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Zukovsky says something along the lines of: Walther PPK, 7.65mm. Only three men I know use such ...
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Was Transformers 3 once named “Dark Side of the Moon”?

I just noticed that Transformers 3 is named: "Dark of the Moon". I've never seen the movie, but I firmly believe that the trailers named it "Dark Side of the Moon". Was it renamed at a later date, ...
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Why does Thor try to break out of the cage?

In the Avengers, why does Thor desperately try to break out of the cage / box while it is falling in which he is trapped by Loki if he is a demi god and immortal? I remember Loki telling him that they ...
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Did Captain Jack Sparrow eat people?

In the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest we saw Captain Jack Sparrow was the cannibal tribes chieftain. Is there a backstory that clarifies whether or not Jack is a people eater?
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What happened to Brenda?

In the TV series Rules of Engagement, Brenda (Sara Rue) was going have Audrey and Jeff's baby. Now her character seems to be gone from the plot. Did they just drop the plot point and move on without ...
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How do they film “flying human” scenes?

I am watching Chronicle (2012) and this question just popped into my mind. What techniques are used for filming flying human scenes? Do they always use chroma keying or are there other techniques?
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What time format is this guy's “watch”?

I'm watching In Time (2011), and at the beginning of the film, in the bar, there is a guy who has the following watch on his arm: The watch shows 0116:39:3:23:58:38 So, this should mean 116 ...
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Can someone explain the ending of Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam(1962)?

Is Choti Bahu killed by Majle Babu's henchmen in 1962's movie Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam? If yes, then why?

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