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Is “Elf” meant to be set in the same universe as the Rankin/Bass “Rudolph” Christmas special?

The 2003 film Elf (starring Will Ferrell and directed by Jon Favreau) has many visual similarities to the Rankin/Bass produced Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). ...
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1answer
64 views

Cats from the neighborhood running out to save people from danger

There is this movie I remembered recently, that I've seen as a child around 1996 and 2000. I remember it had a horror/suspense theme, but I can only remember a scene that was probably near the end, ...
4
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2answers
464 views

Guy and girl meeting for the first time alongside a bus stop

The movie starts with I think a guy and a girl meeting accidently for the first time alongside a bus stop on the road or something. I think "bus" was involved. I also think the guy went behind the ...
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1answer
362 views

What is the significance of Sherlock's dream?

In the episode, A scandal in Belgravia, the woman drugs Sherlock in her apartment. In the drugged condition, it was shown that Sherlock solved the death of the hiker. Now the solution in his dream was ...
18
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1answer
580 views

How does Frodo write in English?

There's a scene at the ending of "Lord of the Rings - Return of the King", where Frodo appers finishing writing a book called "Lord of the Rings"... in plain English! This kind of broke down my ...
2
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0answers
168 views

Guy is put on a pentagram for a purification ritual by old “priest” and blonde girlfriend [closed]

I remember very little, I watched the movie around 2008, but I am pretty sure it is from the mid 90s. The scene I recall shows a black haired guy who is kept lying over a pentagram, with candles all ...
2
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1answer
392 views

Serve mean and abusive husband dog food hash for dinner

Which movie that took place in the south showed a mean and abusive husband who was served "dog food hash" for his dinner? He thought it was delicious!
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3k views

Suggest movies similar to: Magnolia / Mr. Nobody / Ghost Dog / Gattaca [closed]

I listed 10 of my favorite movies and I'm looking for similar movies. I already tried online tools, but they are all based on a tagging system that doesn't make sense! I think only a human can ...
4
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1answer
167 views

Were the sequels to Before Sunrise planned when its script was written?

At the end of Before Sunrise, Jesse and Celine decide to meet again on the same platform at a specific time in the future. Before Sunset and Before Midnight continue their story in the future. But was ...
4
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1answer
597 views

Flying typewriters or sewing machines and the dangers of industrialisation

I'm desperately searching for an old cartoon I saw when I was a little child. unfortunately I don't remember all the details, rather the strange feeling it evoked in me. Here is a keyword like sketch ...
0
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1answer
138 views

Film franchise forced to change actors due to unforeseen circumstances [closed]

For example, in Harry Potter movie series, professor dumbledore character was played by Richard Harris in the first two films. However, due to his death, the character was played by Michael Gambon in ...
4
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1answer
146 views

Tree that spills blood when sawed

I recently recalled a movie I've seen when I was little, and it was pretty creepy. However, I can't remember much of it except for a single scene: A guy with a chainsaw trying to cut down a tree and ...
5
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1answer
226 views

How do the events in The Day of the Doctor relate to those in The End of Time?

In the Doctor Who episode The End of Time the war is described as being "time locked", like a bubble, nothing can come in or out - except things which were already out. In The Day of the Doctor we ...
59
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2answers
3k views

How did “Jack” (the narrator) manage to attract people to join Fight Club?

In Fight Club "Jack" (the narrator) and Tyler Durden pick a fight behind the bar and through that fight they manage to attract people to first join the fight and then after founding Fight Club, to ...
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8answers
28k views

Is Amy right about Indiana Jones being irrelevant to the outcome?

  In the episode The Raiders Minimization of The Big Bang Theory Amy ruins Raiders of the Lost Ark for Sheldon by making the following claim: Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of ...
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0answers
208 views

Boy scarred as a child when family gets killed in a robbery grows up learning military skills to get revenge [closed]

I am trying to find a movie that I've seen twice in my life but can't remember the name or its cast. It is around the 1990s I think, it shows a family of a couple and two kids, a boy and a girl if I ...
3
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2answers
95 views

Why does Luther not pursue his suspect?

I'm watching the first series of Luther and I can't understand why he has dropped the investigation into Alice Morgan. He knows she's the murderer, every other suspect he's relentless with (even ...
10
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1answer
437 views

Does River Song's message on Planet One in “The Pandorica Opens” have any perceived meaning?

In Doctor Who ("The Pandorica Opens" S05E12), River Song is the person responsible for leaving a message on "Planet One" carved into the Diamond Cliff. The message reads: HELLO SWEETIE ΘΣ Φ ...
2
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2answers
78 views

Is the role of Colonel Race true to the novel?

Having seen Death on the Nile for many times, it only occured to me recently that the role of Colonel Race, played by David Niven, doesn't seem to serve much more than being a slightly more "socially ...
0
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1answer
586 views

Do Piranhas exists in the real world? [closed]

Yesterday I saw a Piranha movie and thought that these fish are really demonic. I don't think they exist in the real world. Does the Piranha exist in the real world? Or is it just fiction?
9
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2answers
183 views

Cracks in the wall inconsistencies

In the 11th doctor's 1st series there is a story arc involving cracks appearing across the universe and removing people from history. However I don't understand, in some examples people are removed ...
3
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2answers
388 views

Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
13
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2answers
535 views

Why is “Based on a True Story” used?

I have had little to no interest in a movie that claims it is "Based On a True Story" since Fargo. It's well known that it was a lie that Fargo was based on a true story. There are many movies though ...
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3answers
87k views

Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies?

I often wonder if actors really go nude for certain scenes in films. I am not talking about those movies where we can see the sexual body-parts or genitals of the actors/actresses, but instead less ...
12
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5answers
2k views

Why didn't the fellowship use eagles to travel into Mordor?

Inspired by this parody, why didn't Frodo and the fellowship use eagles to travel (even part of the way) into Mordor?
2
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2answers
270 views

On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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2answers
712 views

Popular Childhood Mexican Show about a “grownup who acts like a kid”

I'm trying to track down a very popular 90's? Mexican television show. My only clue is that it's about a "grownup who acts like a kid". Something like that lol. Supposedly everyone growing up in ...
3
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1answer
178 views

Camera sway as cinematic technique?

I've noticed a trend in movies where the camera "sways" during quiet, drama scenes, as opposed to "shaky cam" which is used during action scenes. I've noticed its use in both political/war movies and ...
37
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8answers
8k views

Why does Bane protect the girl?

In the final twist of the movie, it is revealed that Talia is actually the one to have climbed out due to Bane helping her get up the hole. However, Bane's pure motivation during the events of the ...
8
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1answer
358 views

Why does Watson call Moriarty the “Napoleon of Crime”?

At the end of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution we learn that Holmes's obsession with Moriarty comes from his suppressed childhood memory of Moriarty's affair with Holmes's mother when he was his teacher ...
3
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1answer
280 views

Cattle being cut open by aliens with laser-cutters

I'm looking for the title of an old sci-fi I watched as a child with my mum. It involves cattle being cut open "by aliens or humans with a special tool/laser cutter". The cattle are found the next day ...
3
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1answer
159 views

Disney character using magic to help/save another character

I'm sorry for the vague title. My memory is likewise very vague. This morning, I suddenly remembered a scene from an old Disney movie (I'm not 100% sure if it really was from Disney, but I'm very ...
4
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1answer
203 views

Why were the writers trying to play up the Chinese as more advanced than the United States?

In Season 6 one of the main storylines is a summit in China. In the episode A Change is Gonna Come Kate Harper and Will Bailey are sitting with the Chinese delegates going over the agenda when the ...
2
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0answers
343 views

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 ...
7
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2answers
527 views

Who called Margaret “Hot Lips Houlihan”?

In the TV series M*A*S*H, who was the first person to call Margaret "Hot Lips"?
6
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1answer
139 views

What is the name of this “backup plan of last resort” trope?

You know the old trope of how the person has a "backup plan of last resort" where in case of the person going missing or turning up dead, they have info that will be released. How many scenes have we ...
7
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3answers
3k views

Why are some movies still shot in black and white or sepia?

Why are some films still shot in black and white or sepia? I can understand if it's perhaps a "period piece" like The Artist or The Good German, or if, like in Sin City, it's done to perhaps stay true ...
4
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2answers
185 views

Film finale ends with rooftop standoff where hero is forced to choose who to sacrifice

I'm pretty sure this is the ending from a film, but there is a chance it may be a TV series instead, hence the extra tag. This is a film seen recently, set in modern day America. All I can remember ...
0
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1answer
346 views

Ashton Kutcher lookalike gets his brother a job as a janitor

It was probably made within the last 5 years, I cant figure out for the life of me what it was called or where I saw it. But this was the plot/summary... It's with a guy that looks a lot like Ashton ...
15
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4answers
3k views

Why does the Driver not have a name?

Something just occurred to me, for the life of me, I cannot remember the Driver's name. I am sure this guy does not have a name for the whole movie. Someone had to call out to him. I have heard him ...
4
votes
1answer
333 views

Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
5
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1answer
493 views

Why would Batman discard his disruptor?

During the chase sequence in which Batman reveals himself during The Dark Knight Rises, there is a sequence when Batman uses a pump action disruptor weapon against Bane's getaway motorcade. Moments ...
3
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1answer
872 views

Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
4
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2answers
2k views

What happened to Tyler?

Near the end of White House Down the hacker, Tyler, having finished his work puts on a military uniform (probably for disguise) and tries to escape by the tunnel "through which JFK brought in the ...
4
votes
1answer
441 views

Fat Cowboy, a Skinny Cowboy, and a Prostitute

It was around 1995 that I watched this cowboy movie. It think it was not very popular and not a high grade movie. I just want to watch it again because that was the first cowboy movie that I watched. ...
10
votes
1answer
216 views

What is the significance of the abstract painting?

In Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion, we observe a detective staring at a painting when visiting the home of Lena and Johnnie: Both upon the entrance and exit of the detectives, he is entranced by the ...
19
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2answers
837 views

Is a real shark used or is it just computerised?

Can any one tell me, is the shark in "Jaws" real or just computerized? When I saw that movie I got confused. I have also seen Jaws 2.
4
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3answers
118 views

Quote about Baltimore Being the Sleaziest city in America?

In the opening scene of the John Waters movie Pink Flamingos, there is a line about Baltimore being the sleaziest city in America, or something like that. Does any one know that quote?
4
votes
1answer
255 views

Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
9
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1answer
1k views

How did they get “King Kong” back to New York?

It's a question audiences have been asking since 1933, so I thought this would be the perfect place for it :) Even Peter Jackson decided to side-step this particular issue in his remake. What's the ...

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