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Space-opera movie with Galactica-like ship and battles, ending with final battle/ambush on earth orbit?

I estimate movie to be from 1985-1995. It had strong (old)BSG aura. I am almost sure its original language was English (I encountered it in dubbing). I remember it as having quite good special effects ...
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735 views

Robbery movie where thieves are trying to keep the police out of the crime scene?

What's the title of a robbery movie, where thieves are trying to keep the police out of the robbery site by giving them some calls about various things, like for example bomb in the park? I don't ...
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A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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115 views

In Hustle, why do they have rules for the long con but not the short con?

In the TV show Hustle, they have certain rules, including: You can’t cheat an honest man Always give the mark an out They also often claim that they aren't thieves, and they only take money from ...
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1k views

How was the whipping scene accomplished in Django Unchained?

In Django Unchained right after the 'I like the way you die boy' scene Django is whipping one of the Brittle brothers. When you watch the scene carefully we can clearly see that the whip is hitting ...
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2answers
10k views

What mass is a 'teenth?

What is the mass of a 'teenth? Many characters in Breaking Bad use this term when referring to a small bag of crystal meth (which at one point, when Jesse is buying from the guys that arranged for ...
2
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1answer
55 views

At the beginning of True Blood who knows about Sookie's abilities?

I've just watched the first episode of True Blood and I'm a little confused about how many people know that Sookie can read their thoughts. There's a scene with Jason where he becomes frustrated that ...
2
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1answer
887 views

80's or early 90's futuristic/apocalyptic movie where girl doesn't know she is an android

I think it must be an 80's or early 90's film. I saw it on TV once or twice but never caught the name. All I remember is: It's set in a futuristic post apocalyptic setting. There's a girl about 20ish ...
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2answers
385 views

Why does Cage visit the camp after the Omega is dead?

At the end of Edge of Tomorrow, if the Omega is killed and the war won, why does Cage go to the camp to meet Rita? Is he not in the camp only because he was arrested?
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412 views

Man who answers a ringing payphone is told about a imminent nuclear attack on North America

Midnight, small diner in a large city, possibly Chicago or New York, an adult male sits and drinks his coffee. A couple others in coffee shop going about their business. He pays for his coffee and ...
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691 views

What city is Sin City based on, if any?

I know Sin City is fictional, but so are Gotham City and Metropolis, both of which are obviously New York City (one of the DC writers, I forget who, once said Gotham City is New York by night while ...
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1k views

What is the relationship between theaters and film distribution?

I've always been a little confused at "big screen" film distribution so I thought I would ask here. How do movie theaters relate to one another in terms of what films they can show and their ...
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1answer
3k views

Why did Rose throw the diamond necklace overboard?

In Titanic, the elderly Rose visits a ship searching for the Heart of the Ocean diamond, set in a necklace. Unbeknownst to them, she actually carries it with her. In one of the final scenes, a bare ...
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5k views

Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?

In S4E8 of Game of Thrones, the Hound and Arya finally reach the Eyrie and are informed of Lady Arryn's death. In S4E10, Brienne finds Arya and the Hound ten miles away from the Eyrie, leaving. Why ...
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209 views

What is the meaning of the apearance of dogs in the good the bad the ugly?

Last night I watched the 4K Remastered Edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. What a great movie! Now I noticed something I'm curious about. There are several (at least 3, maybe 4) appearances ...
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198 views

Why didn't Tony Stark take back his Mark 2 Armor that was used to create War Machine?

Iron Man 2 saw James “Rhodey” Rhodes take Stark’s silver Mark 2 armor and with the help of Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) turn it into the heavily armed War Machine. For Iron Man 3, Marvel ...
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2answers
4k views

What does the song “Rains Of Castamere” signify?

Is there any special meaning or occasion associated with the song "Rains of Castamere" in Game of Thrones? In the eponymous 9th episode of the 3rd season I noticed So I am beginning to assume ...
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2answers
4k views

Movie where automated house creates personality and falls in love with the father of a family, watches them and tries to kill them

Movie I remember is about a programmer guy who created this house, completely automated who made food, turned in water for all the house, talked with a woman's voice and practically had a personality ...
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1answer
322 views

Is Dr. Alfred Jones autistic, or just 'English'?

In Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) is very, well, shy, or could be cliched proper English. The wiki suggests he is Autistic, perhaps with Aspergers. Is there any ...
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1answer
204 views

Blonde heroine in a lush place ties hair with glove and wears sari

Forgive me, I will be as detailed as I possibly can about this, but what I know of the movie is quite fuzzy in my mind. I remember a woman, with blonde hair living in what doesn't look like America, ...
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41 views

What foreshadowing was Corey Feldman's character referring to in Dream A Little Dream?

There's a scene in 1989's Dream A Little Dream where Jason Robards' character is talking to Corey Feldman's character "telepathically" via a dream. He's done this a number of times previously, but ...
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0answers
22 views

What is the History between Tom Quinn and Tessa Phillips

I'm re-watching Spooks and the first scene between Tom Quinn and Tessa Phillips is the following exchange: Tom: I thought we were supposed to share information. Do the words 'ports warning list' ...
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1answer
555 views

What is the name of this 90's-2000's sci fi movie?

I remember little about the movie, but the plot was so: In a modern world, wizard or mages or sorcerers exist, and there are magic items. One very powerful item is a staff, which one family man has. ...
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3answers
588 views

What does Indy say to the villagers in “Temple of Doom”?

There's a scene in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" where Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw receive food from an impoverished group of Indians. (This is after Kate and Harrison fall out of a plane ...
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1answer
631 views

Man wrongly convicted to death penalty, saved at the end

I found this site after googling for hours trying to find this movie that's are stuck in my head. It has been years since I have seen them and something recently made me think of them. Since then I ...
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1answer
156 views

The Bletchley Circle, Blood on Their Hands, Part 2: explain ending

At the end of 'Blood on Their Hands, Part 2', in the second season of The Bletchley Circle, I'm confused as to why Susan's explanation was not obvious previously.
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1answer
21k views

What do actors actually inhale when they snort cocaine or smoke crack?

While film scenes where an actor injects something into his/her arm can perhaps be faked with edits and maybe prosthetics, how do actors manage to snort cocaine or smoke crack? Are there approved safe ...
4
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1answer
359 views

A woman kills her friend's husband and feeds the body to a police officer

It is an older movie where a woman kills her best friend's husband or boyfriend because he's abusive. She then feeds the dead body to a police officer.
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1answer
129 views

Trope for nonlethal force being used in film fight scenes?

Is there a particular trope identifying drawn out fight scenes in film and TV where the Villain resorts to using wrestling moves vs. the Hero: punches, bear hugs, and body throws, rather than more ...
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4answers
3k views

How to identify a movie from a screen shot?

Movie identification questions with only a screen shot are not considered high quality questions, but they are indeed questions. I would like to know what steps can be taken to identify a movie from ...
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1answer
105 views

Whose photo is on the table in the telephone call scene?

It's hard to believe that a detail in a Tarkovsky film is arbitrary. In The Sacrifice (Offret), there is a scene at the 2:00:00 mark, where the main character is sitting at a table facing the ...
2
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1answer
93 views

Why blindfold nightwing when the alpha obviously doesn't need to look at a dragon's eyes?

I watched How to Train your Dragon part 2. It shows the alpha following the alpha because of it's mind power over them. This is emphasized when NightFury kills Stoick the Vast while under the enemy ...
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1answer
44k views

Horror story writer moves with his family into a house where the previous family was murderered

I watched a movie a few months back. The movie starts with four people hanging by their necks on a tree. The hero is a writer of horror stories. He comes to a house along with his family. He finds a ...
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2answers
2k views

Are Sean Bean's characters more prone to die than others? [closed]

An image making the rounds on the Internet claims that Since 1986 Sean Bean has died in over 20 films and TV productions. He has been brutally killed by bow and arrows, handgun, ...
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1answer
108 views

B&W animation in which old Asian lady finds huge ship

I am looking for a colorless animation movie in which I only remember a scene: an Asian looking old woman comes across a huge ship. I think there were no sounds. The movie should be at least 5 years ...
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122 views

Movie about female treasure hunter

The movie was about a female treasure hunter. She was searching a scroll in a buried city somewhere in a desert. The scroll would lead her to some treasure. I believe there was a flashback in the ...
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3answers
1k views

Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?

What was the reason for the complicated plan to smuggle the poison that killed Joffrey in Game of Thrones S04E02 to the Purple Wedding? It's not like there's TSA-style security at the entrance, right? ...
2
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1answer
144 views

Are there any September 11, 2001 references in the Law and Order 2001-02 season?

September 11, 2001 was a tragedy to the World, the United States, and the cities of Washington DC, and New York. The West Wing, based in Washington, immediately came out with an episode, written by ...
2
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1answer
221 views

Who is in the painting behind Mycroft's desk in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the scene where Sherlock is talking to Mycroft after his extraction from Serbia, they are in a dark office. My presumption is that this would some kind of office belonging to Mycroft, and not ...
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1answer
335 views

Asian martial arts movie with two brothers

Basic story: I remember seeing this movie in the early 2000's. There are these two brothers training in a temple until their master lets them go to the city. Once they get to the city they try to make ...
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1answer
166 views

80's horror movie with vampires and werewolves

When I was a kid I remember I saw a horror movie which I would like to watch again now. I don't remember much about it, just some flashes... there was a man on a wheel chair, vampires and werewolves, ...
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1answer
1k views

White Walker scene in S04E04

On what basis or with what reference was the White Walker induction ceremony included in the Game of Thrones episode "Oathkeeper" (S04E04) and where is it referred to in the books?
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2answers
467 views

Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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2answers
2k views

Who is that girl who attacked Daenerys in the episode “Valar Dohaeris” (S03E01)?

I just repeat all the seasons of Game of Thrones, in the season-3 episode 01 (Valar Dohaeris) a young girl attempts to assassinate Daenerys with a scorpion-like creature and then disappeared. She is ...
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3answers
501 views

Why do most movies/series don't have the 'I have to go to the toilet' moment?

I've always been wondering this. Why don't most movies/series have this scene where they say that they have to go to the toilet or that they have to do number 1 or number 2? Why are these always ...
3
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1answer
351 views

A severely ill boy is in a coma because he is trapped in a “parallel” world

The plot evolves around a boy who is severely ill and can't get out of his bed. Their parents try everything so as to get the boy to wake up from this sort of 'coma'. It turns out that it is no ...
13
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1answer
651 views

Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
7
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1answer
2k views

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress?

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress in True Detective S01E08? It was weird like out of the series. I guess it was some sort of hallucination, a product of Rust's ...
2
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1answer
104 views

An artist kills and uses evidence from the scene in his paintings

All I can remember about this movie is that an art student struggles to find a medium, then he murders woman and paints them as they die (or their face in death). The police think it's a serial killer ...
13
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3answers
1k views

Did anyone back in America know about Michael's marriage to Appolonia in Sicily?

During the course of The Godfather Michael marries Appolonia in Sicily. A failed assasination attempt results in her death. Shortly after, Michael returns to New York and marries Kay Adams. There was ...

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