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How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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Is there really a bugle trophy in Man of Steel?

As per IMDb In Perry White's office at the Daily Planet there is a bugle trophy on top of the shelf. This is surely a reference to the Marvel Comics newspaper office the Daily Bugle and I ...
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479 views

Is there any relation between the head-butting in LotR and the Hobbit?

Most of us Tolkien fans have seen the movies and may recall that in the first the Hobbit movie Balin and Dwalin head-butt each other when meeting at Bilbo's. Ofcourse, this does not seem too strange a ...
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What's this movie where prisoners escape from a train using a magic trick?

I remember seeing the trailer for this maybe 25 years ago: Some prisoners (probably war prisoners) plan an escape from a work camp. There was a train that took them to work. A guy did this trick ...
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What does “yippie ki yay” mean?

In the movie Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) says the line "Yippie Ki Yay". What does this mean?
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Why was there no narration in The Hunger Games?

The movie The Hunger Games is based off of Suzanne Collin’s book with the same name. The book is 100% first person, with a lot of detail coming from thoughts made by Katniss Everdeen. However, the ...
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556 views

Understanding a scene in “Scent of a Woman”

In Scent of a Woman, there is a scene where Colonel Slade is preparing for his suicide and has a conversation with Charlie. He asks this question: "Should I adopt you or shoot you?" What is he ...
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What's this movie where a girl turns into an old hag after having sex?

Sadly, all I remember is one scene: There's a guy in a room inside an old mansion. He meets a young beauty and has sex with her. When he wakes up there's a mummy/old hag lying beside him. I think ...
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364 views

What's this horror movie with teens driving into an Amish town?

I can't think of this one scary movie; it was shot documentary-style, like "The Blair Witch Project". It's about a group of teens driving around. They go to an Amish-type town and start seeing ...
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284 views

German movie on Stalingrad war

As far as I can remember, it was a German movie before 2000. I only saw 15mins from the start and that is what I remember. 1) It was English translated version. 2) It was on Stalingrad war. 3) It ...
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Common patterns in each season of The Black Adder?

All the four seasons of The Black Adder have six episodes. I have noticed that in the second episode of every season, the Black Adder almost dies or it is at least said that he is going to die - and ...
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Is there a rating of the 3D-ness of a 3D movie?

If things aren't thrown in my face during a 3D movie, I feel somewhat disappointed. I also appreciate the use of 3D to enhance a wide-angle shot, a humorous close-up, give a subtle sense of depth, and ...
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1answer
333 views

A late 90's or early 2000's werewolf movie

I've seen this movie long time ago and I only remember bits and pieces of this movie. I remember few scenes from the movie and before explaining the scenes I'd like to tell that it might be a B - ...
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191 views

Protagonist fakes death to protect himself and family

I'm searching for movie I watched maybe 10 years ago. I don't remember its name, but in the end, a car explodes and the main character is believed to be dead, but it's just to throw off those who ...
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450 views

Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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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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Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?

I would have been 10 years old when I first saw it in a theater. In it, Lt. Harris (GW Bailey) is stuck in a traffic jam and commandeers a moped or motorbike and tries to speed through traffic. ...
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Was the Lord of the Rings trilogy the first film series to be shot concurrently?

I know that the three films in the Lord of the Rings film series were quite famously shot concurrently. The films were then edited and completed, before being released to the cinemas a year or so ...
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1answer
427 views

Looking for the title of a fetish movie with large women

I'm trying to recall the name of a movie which featured a thin, fit/muscular and intelligent guy (young, white, possibly blonde hair, maybe a doctor) who somehow keeps large women in different houses ...
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85 views

What are movies called that are recorded at the same place?

I wonder what is the specific term used or what are those movies like 127 Hours called that are recorded at the same place?
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Why is Randy limping?

During the party at Stu's house at the end of Scream (1996), Randy ends up alone watching the movie by himself. Eventually he wanders outside and appears at the driver-side window of the news van when ...
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107 views

What are the similarities between The Cause and Scientology?

It is been stated that Lancaster Dodd's character in/as The Master is loosely based on Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Both The Cause and Scientology are also pseudo-somethingortheothers. But ...
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1answer
320 views

Teenage girl caught stealing a book

I'm looking for title of foreign movie (most probably French). The movie was a comedy, in color, came out in 70s or early 80s. It was about teenage girl caught stealing a book. She bets she can write ...
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948 views

James Bond film in which he plays a computer game

There's one James Bond film where he is playing a game against the bad guy. It looks like a 1v1 game of Battleships or something. Anyone know which one it is?
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625 views

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2?

How long is the interval between the events of Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2? I believe that Mindy is said to be 15 in the sequel. Do we know how old she was in Kick-Ass? How about in the comics?
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990 views

Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries

What is the connection between Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries? Is it Carrie Bradshaw's childhood days shown in The Carrie Diaries? If so what happens to Carrie's sister in The Carrie Diaries? ...
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What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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1answer
3k views

Old Indian movie where the star has a dog helping him

Its in the 80s most likely. I was a kid and I watched this movie with my father so I do not remember much other than remembering that I loved that movie. The movie is a typical Bollywood Film about ...
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82 views

Why is S03E14 titled “Provenance”?

What is the meaning behind the title "Provenance" of Person of Interest S03E14?
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93 views

What was the first appearance of the “Shop Around the Corner” romcom plot?

In The Shop Around the Corner (1940), two characters bicker in person while falling in love anonymously through letters. The plot has been repeated in In the Good Old Summertime (1949), You've Got ...
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2answers
272 views

Identify 80's computer education show

This was a show I saw on TV in the early 80s. Each episode two kids would go visit their next door neighbor who taught them (and the audience) basic computer concepts. Computer guy was bearded and ...
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416 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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Why do Canadians have hinged heads?

In South Park, Canadians are animated with less detailed features and heads that are cut into two different pieces, with the top part bobbing when they talk. The characters can tell the difference, as ...
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833 views

Does Sherlock Holmes (Elementary) use a Microsoft Surface™?

On the American broadcast of the Elementary episode "You Do It to Yourself", there was a product placement scene where Sherlock Holmes prepares his Microsoft Surface™ tablet computer. ...
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What role does the song “Hong Kong Garden” play in Marie Antoinette?

Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette incorporates small anachronistic elements, chosen very deliberately to help a modern audience understand and identify with its teenage protagonist. This ...
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70 views

60s movie Hitchcock?

Man (new in town) is at an outdoor auction at a manor house and he is trying to signal a boy to push an expensive vase over (that is currently under the hammer). The boy goes over to it but doesn't do ...
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149 views

How many times is color used in Schindler's List?

There are multiple descriptions of "The Girl in Red" on this site, but I remember color being used in Schindler's List more than only that one time. Is my mind playing tricks on me? If it isn't, is ...
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159 views

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor?

How was Kyle Reese sent by John Connor from the future in The Terminator when in fact Kyle Reese died even before John Connor was born?
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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688 views

Why did Jules have to give Ringo $1,500?

In one of the more famous Pulp Fiction scenes, Jules and Vincent are eating at a diner when Ringo and Honey Bunny decide to rob it. Their attempt doesn't go well. At one point, Jules tells Ringo to ...
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AGT contestant expenses

On the America's Got Talent (AGT) show, contestants that make it past the initial auditions held in various across the US are invited to perform in Las Vegas. All of those shows are taped and ...
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2k views

Identify movie about little boy with brain cancer who dies in the end

Okay I’ve searched for hours but I can’t find this movie. I'll list some scenes I remember. I remember it was about a little kid who was diagnosed with brain cancer and knew he’d die soon. I remember ...
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655 views

Why does Walt go by Heisenberg?

In Breaking Bad, Walter White chooses to go by Heisenberg. I know that there has to be some significance behind both why Walt chose the name and why the writers chose that name as opposed to any other ...
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1answer
352 views

What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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1answer
6k views

What was really behind the mysterious number sequence in Lost?

4 8 15 16 23 42 - every Lost fan knows this sequence. But even after watching the ending, I am still not sure what the numbers really mean and how it's all connected. If I recall correctly, in the ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world. Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the ...
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166 views

How does Jim know there is a secret door?

In 28 Days Later, when they end up at the mansion with the military guys, Jim goes on a rampage and sets free the infected. He ends up being chased by them and runs into a room where he proceeds to a ...
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2answers
402 views

What techniques were used for the animation in The Triplets of Belleville?

The brilliant modern animated movie The Triplets of Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendez-Vous) is both moving as a story and has beautifully stylistic animation. The images are clearly meant to ...
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160 views

Have any directors insisted on a “no cuts, no dubs, no censorship” policy?

I know that some directors insist on having the final cut privilege. But taking it further, have any directors (or studios for that matter, however unlikely it is) insisted on a "no cuts, no dubs, no ...
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Where does the barrel come from in which Bombur jumps in The Hobbit: DoS?

Just saw the second part of the Hobbit. I wonder in which barrel Bombur jumps in "Barrel down the River" scene. All the Dwarves are in their barrels floating and fighting of the Orcs then miraculously ...

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