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A parent who may be a poet dies and children(?) go through a manuscript

In this movie (possibly international*), an old parent (probably a father) dies (or is dying) and somewhat estranged children (grown adults) come to deal with the situation. The parent had been a ...
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255 views

How does ADR work?

How does ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) work? There's an entry in Wikipedia that says what it is (essentially actors dubbing their lines in post production, sometimes requiring several takes) ...
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How does Ellen Degeneres manage such exorbitant giveaways?

I have been watching The Ellen DeGeneres Show for quite a long time. Simply a heart-warming show that touches people's lives in many ways. I know the show has plenty of sponsors but giving a $100,000 ...
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Do I need to watch all James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig before watching Skyfall to understand the plot and characters?

Do I need to watch the James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig (Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace) before watching Skyfall to understand the plot and characters?
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994 views

American movie from late 2000, a young girl and and old man go about killing people

There're two main characters: a young girl who hates people around her because of their careless..or..ignorance. She so much hates this one particular girl from her school who stars in reality show, ...
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343 views

Movie about a man who doesn't know to fight and gets trained by someone then he ends up in prison

I didn't watch the whole movie only parts of it. He are some of the instances I remembered, The hero guy doesn't knows to fight so he hires someone who teaches him fighting, later on that guy fucks ...
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403 views

Why was Mal's projection in limbo?

In Inception, how did Cobb know Mal would be in limbo? She was a projection, not a real person. When Arthur explains the rules for limbo, or anywhere else in the movie, there is nothing to indicate ...
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How can a mechanic tell if sugar was added to the fuel tank?

In King Pin (1996), during the first scenes we see the protagonist having trouble with his car, so he takes it to a mechanic. The mechanic wastes no time spotting the problem. He even dips his ...
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404 views

Did the writers know from the beginning who Red John was?

Rewatching The Mentalist lately, I realized that we actually meet Red John quite early. The true identity of Red John was revealed years later. That made me wonder. Did the writers know the identity ...
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871 views

How does Eggsy become so efficient in fight?

The first half of the movie, Eggsy (the main character) doesn't seem good in fighting. We don't see him really fight but he certainly doesn't seem that good. He gets bullied by his father in law ...
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2k views

Movie about a scientist inventing a formula that is wanted by a company

I watched a movie during my time at the Dentist, but only caught the last ~30 mins of it. It was about some scientist & how a man/ CEO/ company/ organization wants his invention. This was what ...
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2answers
4k views

Does Capable heal Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, when Capable, one of Immortan Joe's wives, finds Nux hidden in the rear of the Rig, he is distraught at having failed Joe. Capable tries to console him and at one point he ...
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4k views

How do they shoot live commentary in reality shows?

In reality shows, like say Master Chef, you see constant commentary by the contestants as they are cooking. They talk of errors and mistakes in present tense. During the cook, this is not possible ...
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449 views

How can the A.I. robot charge its battery?

Spoiler Alert In ExMachina, the A.I. robot successfully escapes. But we learn earlier, that it can control the power failures, by reversing the direction of electric current (or some technical stuff ...
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261 views

Pyscho thriller/horror movie with a poison and an antidote in people's brain

This movie was released in 2013-14, while I have not seen it, I have read the plot on IMDB, and wanted to watch it. Plot: A pyscho kidnaps a group of people and poisons them/injects them with toxins. ...
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1k views

Are there any real-world equivalents to spitting fuel into the engine?

I saw Mad Max: Fury Road this weekend, its an incredible film that relies heavily on storytelling through visuals. A lot of the film is open to interpretation but what I want to know is: When fuel is ...
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215 views

Screen within Another Screen

What do you call a filming technique of having a smaller screen within the main screen? It's typically used in a news show where the main screen shows the report from the scene and the small one ...
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737 views

Which TV episode parodied the Mad Max guitarist?

I just watched Mad Max: Fury Road this weekend and the guitarist that is on the front of one of the rigs seemed familiar to me. Here's a picture from another question: I haven't seen the original ...
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What are the bumps on Nux's neck/shoulder?

During a point in Mad Max: Fury Road, Nux says something about these bumps that would eventually kill him but I don't recall if he actually explained what they were or if it was left to our ...
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90 views

Horror anthology help

Please I need help.. Looking for a horror movie that has a few short stories. I only remember 1 story & some of the main action between stories. The main action was an unseen narrator hiding in a ...
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1answer
204 views

How did “Good Kill” get the cooperation of the Air Force?

How did Good Kill (2014) get the cooperation of the Air Force? It's a heavy handed moralistic drama about an ex-airman who is driven to drink because of his "conscience" as a Predator pilot and how ...
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21k views

What does Nux say?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.
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165 views

Identify film based on short dialogue between a spinster and a middle-aged man

I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw back in the 60's. The only thing I remember is this short dialogue between a spinster and a middle-aged man: Spinster - "There are worse things than ...
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1answer
207 views

Name the movie in which boy dies at the end?

I saw a movie on HBO last year.. i only saw last few minutes of the movie in which a boy dies in the end, and on his funeral this poem is singed in the church. I can fly but i want his wings i can ...
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1answer
234 views

Movie about a serial killer 'in-training'

I'm looking for this horror movie I watched quite a while ago, not exactly sure when, maybe ~2006? Might be later too, really don't remember. It's about this guy who wants to become a serial killer ...
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4answers
705 views

The very ending of Ex-Machina

Just saw Ex Machina, which was cool and yet somewhat strange, and the very ending is eluding me. If you've seen it you'll know it, if you haven't then this description means nothing. Shadows (...
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1answer
346 views

Was Psych the first TV series to remake its own episode?

Psych, Season 8, Episode 3 ,"Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With a Chance of Improvement", was a remake of the Season 1 Episode "Cloudy... With a Chance of Murder". The wikipedia entry says it is "the first-...
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1answer
22k views

What happened during the deleted scenes in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I watched the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service this weekend, I enjoyed and it is a wonderful movie, but I heard that there were some scenes that has been deleted. Can you tell what are those scenes?...
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Legality of using fake license plates in movies

When a movie is filmed in a location that is different than the location in the script (e.g. a movie set somewhere in the US that is filmed in Canada), and there are automobiles shown with license ...
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3answers
399 views

Why would Caleb write code with comments?

In Ex Machina, towards the end of the movie, we see Caleb hacking the system of the building to reverse the door mechanisim, and if you pause the movie at the right time, you could see that he is ...
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1answer
54 views

Movie with two planet fighting between them

I see this old movie,once,so i don't remind too much There are two planet/races called one Albany and the oter Pax a man fought for Pax(their people dress like ancient romans) but fall in love with a ...
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609 views

A psychotic young boy obsessed with his “mother”

This movie is about a 13-16 year old white psychotic boy who wants a new mother (through adoption). He killed a girl simulating a "stair" incident (in which the girl uses the stairs for exiting from ...
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1answer
100 views

Someone in white gloves is seen stealing a child, and then raises it as their own

Can you please identify this movie. This film is pre-2010. The premise is that someone in white gloves steals a child from a crib, and the parents get really depressed. The movie follows the kid ...
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478 views

Action film where a Chinese guy and a Black guy fight an army of super engineered fighters

Its an action film, where a Chinese dude and a black guy (who is american and a sassy gangster type of guy) fight an evil group of people who engineer super fighters with chips in their heads. There ...
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3answers
796 views

Removal of background noise in movie scenes

I’ve seen a few “behind the scenes” clips in which you can hear a lot of background noise not pertinent with the shooting. Recently on many sites there’s a clip of a sex scene; you can hear the ...
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1answer
113 views

What's the relevance of the scene with the boy in the park?

During Roman Polanski's The Tenant (orig.: Le locataire) there is a scene where Trelkovsky is sitting in a public park at some lake/fountain. There are some boys playing with toy boats in the lake and ...
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1answer
192 views

Impossible to find movie with a madman on a motorcycle

I saw this movie in Italian, so I don't know if in English it's the same (many times the Italian dubbing is totally different, in Hellraiser for example the cenobite say "This is not for your eyes", ...
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292 views

Do different major Hollywood studios have distinctive styles or signature elements in their filmmaking?

Do film experts, critics, industry insiders, etc recognise and discuss signature styles or elements between major Hollywood studios? Along the lines of... "This is a very typical Universal film, in ...
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1answer
187 views

Thriller of man chasing a woman while time is frozen

Please help me to identify this movie, I think it was from the late 70's. I just remember a woman is commuting on the subway when suddenly the time is slowly freezing. When the time is completely ...
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1answer
239 views

Horror movie with a boy swapped at birth whose biological parents are both murderers

I saw this movie on TV 20 years ago. Prologue: A mad woman trades a baby in his cradle with her own newborn. She is charged by police for murder and imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital. The newborn ...
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1answer
126 views

Murderous wife is murdered by a mute housekeeper

I saw this old movie 20 years ago. I remember it's about a rich man who falls in love with a woman but the woman is interested only to his money and plans with her friend (and probably lover) to kill ...
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1answer
688 views

Rape and revenge movie about a woman going after a gang

I saw some movies in the 90's, now I had forgotten the title and the VHS-store where I rent the tapes is closed of course. The movie is about a woman, she's going to a little American country for work ...
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138 views

Identify this movie - A.I System

I've been trying to find this movie for quite some time, but no luck. I do remember some scenes from it. The first is that the A.I system uses a phone to communicate with a man. I remember this man ...
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772 views

Why is Doc Brown in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1?

Doc Brown has got a time machine, why is he in a hurry in the end of Back to the Future part 1? Why doesn't he just give a parenting lesson to Marty? A little more context: At the very end of part ...
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1answer
86 views

What's the name of this film about 9.11?

I can't remember the name of a film. I'm not sure wether it is a documentary or a film. I saw it on my computer a few years ago. It is a reconstitution of the reactions of FAA and US army on 9.11. I ...
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2answers
241 views

What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...
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1answer
62 views

Why Patrick was not arrested for his murder?

In "Gone Baby, Gone", Patrick "shoots the child molester in the back of the head in a fit of rage," something absolutely unnecessary. But next, nothing happens to Patrick: he was not arrested, nor ...
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100 views

When are dialect coaches brought in?

When are dialect coaches hired for actors, and who typically makes the decision? I've seen serious movies where stars attempt to emulate an accent with grating incompetence. And now I've seen the ...
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3answers
518 views

What was the significance of Kurtz joining airborne

In Apocalypse now what was the relevance of Kurtz wanting to join airborne. I understood that it was surprising because of his age but why would it prevent him from being promoted and why did he want ...
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1k views

Do we ever see Joey's parents?

I remember Friends episodes with the parents of Monica and Ross. Chandler's parents also showed up in the early seasons, and there was a whole arc about Phoebe's mother. Rachel's parents also appear ...

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