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Is there any common/regular business model for film production companies?

I noticed that there're more than 500 movies released every year in US. But very few of them can be really successful. How do those worse ones make money? What is their business model?
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Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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805 views

Interpretation of the ending of Being There

What is the meaning of the final scene of Being There, where Chance walks on the pond's surface? The film's Wikipedia page says something about a metaphor of Chance being seen as a messiah, but I ...
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Did Troy quit the Air Conditioning Repair School?

Did Troy quit the AC Repair school at the ending of Season 3, or did he continue? It is unclear, as in Season 4 it is never mentioned. Also, at the end of Season 3, Troy only states that he ordered ...
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251 views

Why couldn't Clara understand the aliens?

In the rings of Akhaten Clara and the Doctor spend some time walking around and talking to aliens. There were a couple of scenes where Clara didn't understand what the aliens were saying (and some ...
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286 views

Disney TV series about a kid who's math teacher lives next door

There was a Disney TV series in the 00's based on school kid whose math teacher (or may be class teacher) lived next door. I do remember there was something to do with baseball.
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What happens to Lim (hacker) in Olympus Has Fallen?

I don't think she was one of the eleven who were killed on the black hawk helicopter. Later, when Mike goes to find Kang and Asher, he kills a couple of people, but I didn't see Lim getting killed at ...
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157 views

Is Captain Jackson’s accent authentic?

In BBC detective drama Ripper Street there is an American character, captain Homer Jackson (played by American actor Adam Rothenberg): former U.S. Army surgeon, ex-Pinkerton agent etc. For the story ...
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641 views

Did Craig steal the boxes?

The classic film "Friday" opens with main character Craig (Ice Cube) explaining that he was fired from his job a shipping company. "They said they got me on video, stealing boxes," Craig says. When ...
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228 views

What is the origin of the “face behind a wall of equations” shot?

So, Hollywood really likes to make scientists and mathematicians write on Plexiglas (or mirrors, or windows, or other transparent or reflective surfaces). Presumably it's so they can get shots like ...
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551 views

How are Vince and Drama exactly related?

In the TV series Entourage, we know that Vince & Johnny Drama are half brothers, but it is not clear that whether they have same mother or same father. According to Wikipedia there are certain ...
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147 views

Is the “season” meant to be the interval from September/October to May/June or is it not striclty defined like that?

Almost all TV series like Two and a half men, Smallville, The big bang theory, etc. start in Sep/Oct and end in May/Jun with some weeks/months off in between. Their episodes are thrown at you almost ...
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780 views

Why did Mona's name change in the later part of 3 idiots?

Mona Singh, whose name is Poonam, becomes Mona in the later part of the film 3 Idiots. After squabbling with Viru Sahasrbuddhe, Rancho suddenly starts calling 'Mona Push'. AFter that everybody, ...
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What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?

In the pilot movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) which preceded the TV series, Steve Austin was a "civilian member" of NASA who had walked on the moon, which justified his role as a test pilot. ...
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463 views

A man who can not see his own paint

The movie is about a man who is still young and he can't see his painted photo, otherwise he will be old, and in the end of the movie he will see his photo and he will die.
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397 views

Soldier forced to kill captured prisoner

American English movie, genre : drama, production house mostly mgm This is the movie about an American war hero who was largely neglected during his childhood. He joins the army and during his first ...
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How closely the movie “First Blood Part I” (1982) portrays the contemporary attitude towards War vaterans?

How closely does the movie "First Blood Part I" portray the contemporary ‍public attitude towards the returning Vietnam War veterans? Does this trend still continue?
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Australian comedian making fun of Steve Irwin

Few years ago I saw an Aussie comedian on American Comedy Central show (likely Premium Blend or the like, with short bits each comedian got to perform), who made jokes about Steve Irwin (not sure if ...
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What is the CBFC 'S' certification?

What is The Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) 'S' certification? Are there any S certified movies?
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223 views

Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
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317 views

Man who kisses the daughters of the boss of the branch office he's sent to close

I'm looking for a British TV show set in the 1930s maybe (?), only has a few episodes. The man kisses all three of the manager's daughters in various charming British misunderstandings, once sitting ...
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754 views

Movie where kids exchange their mom at a carnival

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie where a group of kids end up trading their mom for a different mom (or maybe they were orphans?) at something that looked like a carnival. Each kid got 1-2 ...
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262 views

Why did they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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314 views

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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490 views

Is there an underlying story arc in Supernatural?

I have watched a few Supernatural episodes and I understood that there should be a background story (in the beginning the search for the father and somebody told me that later they find him, but ...
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558 views

Ending of Half Light

At the end of Half Light (2006), Angus commits suicide by jumping from the top of the lighthouse. Is he the ghost Angus McCulloch, or the real person who pretended to be the ghost? I got a bit ...
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66 views

Film about inmate who receives alien DNA

In the mid-2000s, my cousin and I rented and watched a B/C-list sci-fi movie that was hugely disappointing, but I cannot remember its title. Synopsis: An inmate is given alien DNA that supposedly ...
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Movie with madman warden and killer friend

Plot: A gang of young people secretly enter (on a bet) a sort of hypermarket. There's a warden, who wears BDSM clothes and is an ex-convict. One by one, the youths are killed by an unknown man and ...
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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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164 views

A horror movie where the boy looks for his mom inside their house

I'm pretty young when I saw this movie...I think it's an american horror film probably during the late 90's or early 2000 There's only few things I remember in the movie and I don't exactly know ...
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137 views

90s anime\cartoon with a boy whose father might be an alien

What I remember is that, the mother was killed in the beginning of the 1st episode by some orb-like thing. As he gets older, I remember him meeting some old man in the desert with a pet alien and gets ...
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How does a movie director handle an inherently dangerous scene?

In a store, I saw a music video of a woman standing dangerously between two "lions." (The quotes are for a reason.) How would a director shoot that scene safely? Is there a way to tranquilize the ...
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Why don't the team ever bring back other species for study?

During the first episode of Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods, and the second (third?) episode Enemy Within, one of the primary discussions about what Teal'c cannot join SG1 is that he is an alien ...
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Animated series (or movie/tv show) of a daughter carrying a flower pot

I saw some screens of a movie/TV show/animated series recently (can't remember exactly which, but I think it was an animated series). The only thing I remember (kind of) well is the cover. It ...
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What was Joss Whedon's budget for Much Ado About Nothing?

Joss Whedon has been quoted "Whatever you're thinking, it's less", but has anyone placed a specific dollar figure on the budget of his Much Ado About Nothing? If not, can someone here make a ...
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Can't think of movie name from trailer I saw

I saw a movie trailer on iTunes nearly 2 years ago and all I can vaguely remember is that it showed a guy falling through a roof (or maybe a window?) and he landed in someone's city apartment pretty ...
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The Jackie Chan movie in which Jackie first fights then cooperates with a street gang

Please identify this Jackie Chan movie from these scenes: A street gang chases Jackie with baseball bats in a parking lot. There is a slutty girl with a lost soul. She has a little brother. She ...
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485 views

In Kingsman: The Secret Service, what do the wine choices imply?

There is an entertaining scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service where the gentleman spy Harry Hart has dinner with Valentine, the villain. Valentine surprises him by serving a dinner that is McDonalds ...
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Looking for name of a 2010-ish comedy featuring skydiving at a bachelor party.

I am trying to find the name of a movie that I saw a few years back, probably 2010 - 2012 on hbo, showtime or starz. I can only remember bits of information, hoping someone here can recognize it and ...
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Movie with a light bulb fight game

I remember seeing a while ago, possibly on tv, a scene from what I think was a bit of a sappy coming of age movie. The scene was a couple of young boys running around their street, stealing the light ...
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Cats, winter and a café

Trying to recall this movie I saw perhaps 5 years ago. It might have been Canadian as I seem to recall there was a mix of French and English. One of the persons / (main character) in the movie, girl, ...
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133 views

Thriller revenge movie

I am looking for the name of a movie. If anyone can help I would be grateful. I saw it on tv on either BBC or its player. It was Spanish/Portuguese. The plot was something like this: Some guy gets ...
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86 views

Why didn't Vlad make his wife drink his vampire blood?

Why didn't Vlad the Impaler make his wife drink his vampire blood just when she was about to die in Dracula Untold? It would have set him free from the curse, and afterwards he could have drunk her ...
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72 views

Looking for movie based in early 20th century

Looking for a movie, it's probably 5 years old or so. I can remember in the beginning (I believe?) it was a bank robbery in London where a tank was used to break down the walls to get in, happened at ...
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362 views

What was that old movie where the guy got turned into a stone statue

I need help to identify a movie I saw when I was 4 year old (1984) - the movie is older. I saw this movie where at the end (that's all I remember), there's this guy who got turned to stone (earlier in ...
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146 views

Birdman and In Bruges, dream sequence reference

Something is been bugging me since I saw Birdman. when they were discussing about the budget and Galifianakis complained that the reserve is gone on the trees, Keaton replied its for a dream sequence ...
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209 views

Guy brings his friend's sister to a wedding

Movie is about a guy who needs to go to a wedding in his home town, not clear whose (might be his sister's) and he has to bring someone along because his father is terminally ill and guilt tripped ...
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An outcast, a small town, an abused kid and baseball

Saw a movie when I was younger, think it was from the USA, probably in the 90s though it could have been a re-run at that point, it's been driving me nuts lately trying to remember what it was, I only ...
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Shark Tank: Not the first time Mark Cuban went on this rant. What does he mean?

In episode 619 of Shark Tank, two guys presented the Napwell sleeping mask, an eye pillow alarm clock designed to wake you up gently by simulating a sunrise to your eyes. The guys had impressive ...

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