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Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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If Carrie were to be arrested what crime could she be convicted of?

After watching the enjoyable remake starring giant handed Chloe Moretz, I started to think after the inquiry at the end, what crime could they prove Carrie carried out? Telekinesis could not be used ...
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What was the purpose of Candie's handshake in Django Unchained?

There is a scene in Django Unchained in which Candie (Leo DiCaprio) demands that Schultz shake his hand. Did Candie really want just a handshake or did he have something more sinister in mind?
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How did the Trinity Killer manage to leave no traces?

In season 4 of Dexter the Trinity Killer used to kill in the bathtub. A bathtub full of blood and he sat in it with victim till the end. How did he to manage leaving no trace from such a mess?
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Is it necessary to watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in order to enjoy and understand “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”?

So a friend of mine asked me to watch Hobbit one (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I assume), which I haven't, so that we can then watch Hobbit two (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug I assume). So ...
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How does the museum get cleaned?

In Night At The Museum, the exhibits in the Museum of Natural History come to life and wreak havoc every evening. We see them causing extensive destruction on several different nights. However, ...
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Man looking for treasure, only to be strangled by a skeletal hand

This is an English horror movie I watched on television in 1990s. One of the scene is as follows: A man is looking for some treasure in some house. … He digs (or opens some compartment in) ...
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Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional ...
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Why did Kirk ignore Marcos 12?

In the Star Trek episode “And the Children Shall Lead”, an alien entity that is trying to conquer the galaxy tried to get children to take over the Enterprise to go to Marcos 12 where it had “millions ...
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What is so good and unique about Citizen Kane?

Citizen Kane is the best movie on AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES, second best on BFI's The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time and has score a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. But I for myself cannot comprehend ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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Why did the dwarves sing the song?

I couldn't quite make out what the lyrics were to the song they sang in Bilbo's house. What song was that, and why did they sing it?
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What was the name of Bilbo's sword?

The Swords After the group kills the Trolls trying to eat them, they go to their cave where they find a collection of Elven swords. Gandalf gives Bilbo a sword that glows when Orcs are near. The ...
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112 views

A movie about police officer infiltrating soccer fans

Please help identify a 1970s-1990s British movie. A police officer is delegated to infiltrate a soccer hooligans. He is very skeptic, but soon becomes one of them and begins to protect them. There is ...
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Were they goblins or orcs?

In the mountains when the whole party was brought into the mountain and Bilbo found Gollum, were those creatures orcs, goblins, or something else? I initially thought they were orcs (guess I wasn't ...
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“Black headphone” takes guy to virtual reality game where he is in danger of dying in real life

Around 2006 I think, I watched this movie on TV, where a seemingly skeptical guy decided to play a game by using a kind of black headphone, which could take him to a virtual reality game (if I recall ...
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Why does Sherlock think Billy Kincaid is a good man?

In The Sign of Three Sherlock said Billy Kincaid the best man he ever knew. Following was his quote about Billy Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter, best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to ...
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How did Marshal Pentecost know he and Chuck Hansen were drift compatible?

In the final battle of Pacific Rim when Herc Hansen had been injured Marshal Pentecost and Chuck Hansen pilot the Striker Eureka into the ocean. Chuck had concerns that the pair would not be drift ...
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139 views

Need to know the title of the movie

A movie in which, a group of people move to an island among them there will be a couple and a guy, later the guy gets the girl and the couple breakup. at the end the solo gets a dream of haunted by a ...
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Does Princess Leia ever learn that Darth Vader is her father?

Luke learns that he is Vader's son privately and finds out Leia is his sister in a separate revelation. Are these 2 points ever revealed to Leia, and what is her reaction to learning that the person ...
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What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?

According to Wikipedia, the main theme of The Dark Knight is escalation, such that each event lead to an escalation that results from the choices Batman and James Gordon make. A separate source said ...
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How faithful is the script of 2 Guns to the comic?

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns is an adaptation of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. How true is the script to the comic series?
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Empire Strikes Back - Scene in Dagobah with Darth Vader

I have never understood why Vader appears in Dagobah in TESB, I understand that the cave Yoda takes Luke to is strong with the dark side of the force but don't understand why the rest of the scene at ...
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Will Tom now be able to hear and communicate with the dead?

Re: the end of Stir of Echoes, will Tom (Kevin Bacon) now be able to hear and communicate with the dead just as his son is able to do, or, was it just a one time deal that was brought on by Maggie's ...
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385 views

what movie is this from?

I'm dying to see this movie, i've been searching everywhere but have no clues what it's about.
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446 views

A scary little childrens doll comes to life and is murderous?

It's a children's plastic doll which come to life and is murderous. Meaning it is carrying a knife, and maybe a chainsaw, to murder an entire family (maybe wrong here). I think somewhere in the ...
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Long and blonde haired guy killed by a robot coming out the television. Next scene is a graveyard with a veiled woman

There was this guy (feminish) with long blonde hair, sitting on a couch, smoking, with remote control in one hand, wearing an off-white long gown, in a large mostly empty room watching television ...
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Talking dogs movie

The movie is with a bunch of talking dogs. A big white pit bull is looking for his owners. In the end he finds them and has a girlfriend white dog. It's most likely an american movie made after 2000 ...
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Why is John Carter considered a flop?

According to Box Office Mojo John Carter grossed $284 million with a production budget of $250 million. I know that many things are not included in the production budget, possibly advertising and ...
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330 views

Movie with character name in title/weird creatures with female leader

I'll give you what I know for sure about it (which isn't a lot) and what could possibly be true to help you figure it out. For sure stuff: The name of the main character is in the title of the ...
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Teens filming on a ghost train ride

I am recalling a scene from a horror movie, although it could be a parody (like Scary Movie). A group of teenagers are in an old fairground ride, either a ghost train or mini train style ride. They ...
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Heavy rock band/little girl knocks own hat off..

My mom and I are trying to figure out what movie this is from: the trailer starts with a heavy rock band and another part of the trailer shows a guy and a girl sitting on a bench and when the guy ...
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

In Primer there is a secondary character named Thomas Granger that the two main characters Aaron and Abe come in contact with. Apparently he is the father of Abe's girlfriend Rachel and is head of ...
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678 views

How much of a film's sound effects do foley artists typically work on?

How much of a movie's sound effects is a foley artist responsible for? Are all non-dialogue sounds rendered by them? How is this decided?
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How could the buried corpses turn into zombies?

Does anybody remember the scene in the cemetery in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)? The group of survivors walked through the cemetery. While Alice explained about the virus, the dead man got out ...
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Sherlock in Serbia is reference to which actual novel?

In the first episode of season 3 of Sherlock named as The Empty Hearse. Sherlock is in Serbia and arrested by Serbian soldier. I know this modern take on A.C.Doyle's classic is very much coupled ...
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How did the Doctor defeat the wooden Cyberman?

In the Doctor Who episode "The Time of the Doctor", the town of Christmas is attacked by a wooden Cyberman. How did the Doctor defeat it? We see the Doctor use his Sonic Screwdriver then inform the ...
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What's written on Q's cup in Skyfall?

Saw Skyfall over the weekend and was just wondering what's written on the side and bottom of Q's cup?
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How are dual-role films shot?

How are dual/double role films shot in which the actor is shown on the screen at the same time in the same or different z-index planes and are in a fight scene in which one actor is punching the ...
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What movie has a man drowning a little girl in a nightgown in a river?

I am trying to identify a movie clip I saw as a child. I literally know nothing else about the film. It was made BEFORE 2000 and what I recall a man drowns a little girl in a river by submerging her ...
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529 views

Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production

I recently read an article about "Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production" Which quotes For a last push on the final weekend of work, ILM’s entire render farm was used for Transformers 3. ...
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Firefly references on Castle

I have begun watching Castle (in rerun) and have a chuckle every time there is a Firefly reference made. Nathan Fillion always gives a little smirk/wink. Season 4, episode 16 - Setup: Martha asks ...
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How faithful are the scripts of Point Blank and Payback to the book, The Hunter?

Both the 1967 Lee Marvin flick, Point Blank, and Mel Gibson's Payback (1999) are based on the novel, The Hunter, by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake). Although the underlying premise is similar, the ...
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Why exactly did Walt leave Grey Matter?

Early on in the series Breaking Bad, it is revealed that Walt and Gretchen had a history together with Elliot in the construction of their company "Grey Matter". However, one day while on vacation ...
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“Life of Pi” Final Insurance Report

In the end of Life of Pi there are two possible stories that happened. But in the last scene where the writer views the Chinese insurance report, he reads this sentence: Very few castaways can ...
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152 views

Why did Susan's hair change colour?

In Monsters VS Aliens when Susan begins to grow in the church her hair changes from black to white. Throughout the movie (including when she's temporally reduced back to normal size), her hair keeps ...
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589 views

How can the Holmes brothers be wrong?

In "The Empty Hearse", the Holmes brothers play a deduction game. They were trying to deduce the characteristics of the the owner of a woollen bobble hat. They both(?) agree that he is single. But ...
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396 views

What was the disease Moriarty used?

In the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Moriarty uses a deadly disease on Irene Adler which caused near-instant death. What was this disease? And why didn't Moriarty use it on Watson and ...
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179 views

Contradictions in Raphaelson's plan in White House Down

In White House Down: Raphaelson is in the pocket of the defence industry which makes money by selling weapons to the ME. But he also wants to nuke the region. Raphaelson gives Walker the launch ...

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