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Movie with guy putting up hidden cameras in woman's house

I just can't seem to remember what this movie's called. All I remember is that it's from around 2000-2009. The bad guy puts up surveillance cameras in a woman's house, he becomes friends with her, ...
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297 views

60s/70s Sci-Fi movie

I recall a small scene (near the end likely) of a group of young people (kids to 20s/30s) that are living in a bunker. They are questioning and yet waiting for the sun to rise. The planet has been ...
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651 views

Lead actor/actress VS Supporting actor/actress

On what basis, Chris Hemsworth is considered as a Lead actor in the movie Rush? In the movie, both characters have equal importance and both narrated the story in equal measure and occupied same ...
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789 views

Big Bang Theory prop

Big Bang Theory is full of interesting props. It's a pastime of mine to try to identify odd props in shows and movies. This one has me stymied. It is in the rarely seen set of Sheldon's bedroom. I've ...
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How are head shots and deep throat gashes filmed?

I was watching a move the other night and the main character slits the throat of another person. The camera stayed on the victim the whole time this happened. I'm wondering how this is achieved. ...
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402 views

What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear?

A man watching telly receives a package and it's a teddy bear. Doesn't think anything of it but then opens the stuffing out of the bear to find a VCR cassette tape. He plays it and there's some spooky ...
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2k views

Is this J. R. Dobbs on the picture at Nedry's desk?

So, some of you may have heard of this incredibly awesome website: http://gizmodo.com/relive-jurassic-parks-iconic-hacking-scene-right-from-1535139292 which allows you to relive the classic scene ...
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6k views

Identify movie involving teacher and student love affair

I need to know the title of this movie I saw in the 90s. The story is based on a male student and a female teacher. The student likes and loves his teacher and some day accidentally he meets the ...
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137 views

“One thing I know about Experts” - identify this movie

I have this dialog in my mind, but I cannot remember this movie. One thing I know about experts is that they are experts on f**k all. Its probably a dialog of Jason Stathom but I don't know for ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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What is the symbolism of eating Chinese take-out in a scene?

It is a frequent idiom for a group of characters to interact while eating Chinese food. Generally of the carry out variety, with chop sticks being plunged into the deep fold-up boxes. It seems to me ...
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185 views

Movie about a concave (Hollow) world

A movie about a man ending up in a concave or (Hollow) world think the movie was Russian or Eastern European. Pretty sure the movie was made since 2000 but not 100% sure. I remember him talking to a ...
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What happened between seasons 2 and 3 of Mad Men?

I just began season 3, and I understand... nothing. Last episode of season 2, we see Don saying he will "not be a part of Sterling Cooper anymore" since Duck Philips is promoted Director. (And Pete ...
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1answer
133 views

Old guy is talking to his (dead?) daughter in prison, but he's alone

An old guy is having a conversation with his daughter (~25-35 yrs old). They're walking around the prison yard. I remember a large green field, but maybe it wasn't that large, and the high prison ...
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2answers
242 views

When an actor is supposedly but not actually looking at someone or something

Sometimes in a scene where a character is supposedly looking directly at another, the actor is in fact looking slightly to the side. When I notice this, it generally appears to be done intentionally ...
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1answer
3k views

How did the 'London Associates' scam work in American Hustle?

During American Hustle, I was trying to determine why people were falling for Irving's loan scam. I understand that desperate people would pay a small nonrefundable fee up front to secure a fake ...
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1answer
63 views

Why would the thirteenth amendment help with ending the war?

In Lincoln (2012), Lincoln argued that passing the thirteenth amendment would lead to peace. This argument was key in convincing his political opponents to support its passage. But, it would seem ...
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199 views

trying to figure out where this scene is from (a show or movie)

So it was a guy sitting at a desk and his secretary gets some papers from him or something. When she's walking away, she drops them and he comes to help pick them up. They're on the floor and look at ...
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1answer
688 views

Can't remember the movie (about a nuclear submarine)

I remember a movie about a nuclear submarine. They received some message about some escalating situation (or something like that) then the outside transmissions stopped. They assumed the worst and ...
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1answer
431 views

Where is Jerome supposed to be from?

In Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Shia Lebouf plays a character called Jerome, who has an unidentifiable accent. I don't know if he is supposed to be English, but as an Englishman myself I can ...
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Was Reverend Stynwick trying to give Ichabod a clue?

In the first scenes of Ichabod being in Sleepy Hollow (1999), did Reverend Stynwick tell Ichabod the only book they follow is the bible because he was trying to give him a clue or was he trying to be ...
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1k views

Why so much suspicion around Clemenza?

It seems like the family in The Godfather is quite suspicious of Clemenza's motives. Why? Among other examples: From IMDB: In the book, the Corleones have a contact at the phone company that ...
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152 views

How much involment does the government actually have with the M.I.B. department?

In Men In Black, how much control, if any, does the government actually have in the M.I.B. department? When J is first being introduced to the department, K tells him the story of an "underfunded ...
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Why isn't the term “Zombie” used?

Since The Walking Dead started, we've heard names like Walkers, Bitters, Dead Heads and some others I don't recall, when referring to the zombies. But, one thing no one has called them are Zombies. ...
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101 views

Independent cartoon shown in Canada

There was a cartoon that I think I saw on CBC's zed programme. This alien baby was taken in by a couple, and all it says is "peanut", and eventually brings thousands of other aliens to live there.
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201 views

what movie/show has a cave fight scene

All I really remember is there were hooks on the ceiling and they had gravity boots and they were fighting upside down. I want to say the movie had vampires or elves? It was a newer (last 10-15 ...
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2answers
286 views

Identify animated series about postapocalyptic Earth

I've been looking for an animated series that I saw on a TV about 10 years ago. Here is what I remember about it: the main character is a teenager he is carrying some kind of robot which is very ...
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Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...
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128 views

Was Nola really pregnant during the time of her murder?

In the movie Match Point by Woody Allen, the character played by Scarlett Johansson, Nola reveals to Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) she is pregnant and she is not willing to abort the baby. But ...
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2answers
226 views

who was phoning in reports of Walt being back in town?

In the last episode of breaking bad, Skyler gets a call from Marie with warnings of reports that Walt has been sighted in town and is concerned he will come after one of them. She stated all sorts of ...
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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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81 views

What do the terms “clunkers” and “keepers” mean when referring to a TV shows? [closed]

I often hear about a TV season having both clunkers and keepers. What does it mean?
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906 views

What is the “The Final Problem”?

I have watched all the seasons of Sherlock (the BBC one) and am still a little confused as to what did Moriarty meant when he talked about "The Final Problem". What is/was the final problem? Is it ...
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What kind of animation/drawing program do they use to make South Park?

In 6 Days to Air, the documentary about the making of South Park there is some great footage of the animators working on the characters in studio on wacom tablets. I couldn't tell what program it was. ...
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Can a zombie be eaten?

While watching a recent episode of The Walking Dead, there was a scene where Carl and Michone where scavenging houses for food. It occurred to me, why not just eat the zombies? There are different ...
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1answer
354 views

Late '80s / early '90s UK (?) sci-fi series with teenagers and a VW Bus

I remember watching this series as a kid. The protagonists were two teenagers - a boy and a girl. They had a VW Bus in their backyard, with some kind of satellite dish on top of it. It had something ...
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Identify a drama(?) with a blind man/woman regaining sight at end

I remember watching this film when I was younger and really not liking it, because it was too serious and the idea of it scared me. But it has always been an annoyance to me that I can't remember what ...
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1answer
144 views

Identify the movie with men celebrating something in the shower

Please help me to identify the movie in this video clip. Please note, the following video is NSFW as it contains strong language: http://coub.com/view/n4ij
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156 views

Why did his sister make a scary face?

I am taking about After Earth. In the scene the boy was sleeping on his hand-made raft and his dream was being shown. After hearing the conversation I think that the boy wanted to talk to his sister ...
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1answer
82 views

TV Show with Father who grows a jungle in his lab

I do not remember this show but this particular scene is stuck in my mind, chafing at what little sanity I have in reserves. Here goes; There is this father, who is probably a science guy, who grows ...
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5k views

What is satellite rights in Indian Movie Industry?

What does "Satellite Rights" mean in the Indian film industry? And how is the amount paid to the film owners by a TV channel as "satellite right" decided?
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327 views

Identify this movie with some stupid guy robbing his regular shop

I recently remembered a scene from a movie but can't quite place it. To give my racing mind some peace, would you please try to identify this movie? So, some guy, about 18 to 25 years old, hangs ...
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Would a director revive a dead character for a sequel?

Scarface's director regretted killing Tony Montana. He didn't know that the movie would have such success; he could have used the character to create a sequel. Is it possible to revive someone who ...
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1answer
352 views

Why does Leslie Knope love Joe Biden?

One of Parks & Recreation's running jokes is Leslie's deep affection for Vice President Joe Biden. She doesn't hold all politicians in such esteem, so there's something about Biden in specific. ...
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1answer
92 views

Which was that movie featuring girls fleeing their guardian?

I remember watching this TV movie (on a children's channel so it was clean). This was at least 4 years ago. There were a few (3-4) girls (or sisters). They try to escape their mean male guardian. I ...
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1answer
148 views

The three note danger idiom

There is a three note idiom that has appeared in SEVERAL theatrical releases (comedies) recently that indicates danger. I do not know the notes, but it goes "dum dum DUM", and the viewer knows ...
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1answer
284 views

Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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198 views

Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy

Movie where there is a cop partnership, and they are trying to find the bad guy who has files or paperwork, something like that. One of the partners "dies" and the other one continues to look for the ...
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2answers
585 views

How does Sherlock deduce the relationship between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson?

In the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study In Pink" Sherlock insinuates a sexual encounter occurred between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson. He mentions something about Anderson's deodorant, and ...
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1answer
118 views

Identify this paranormal movie that may have been shown on the sci-fi channel

I watched this movie a very long time ago on TV but here is what I remember: People move into a very strange old house. A little girl knows something about it (or is one of the first to find a ...

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