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What are the various rules in Harry's code of conduct?

I have watched through Dexter and there are multiple references to Harry's code of conduct, but they're never listed specifically in any of the episodes as far as I remember. I know that the first ...
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What did the Dent Act do?

After the passing of Harvey Dent, Gotham City passed the Dent Act, which allowed Gotham to clean up the streets quite a bit. It was stated that the act gave the police department the teeth it needed ...
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What is Harvey's purpose?

In the movie Harvey from 1950 in the ending it is made clear that Harvey actually exists and is a Pooka, some sort of fairy from the celtic mythology. Apparently he has chosen Elwood P. Dowd as some ...
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How accurate was the portrayal of Autism in Rain Man?

In Rain Man, Raymond Babbit has the following attributes: Eidetic memory Crazy counting and maths skills Obsessive compulsive about schedule (ie. meals, TV) Dislike of human touch "Random" fears - ...
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Looper: Why don't more things change back?

In looper why don't more things change when they kill/mame people? Like when Joe shoots himself at the end and Older Joe disappears why doesn't it undo the things that Older Joe did seeings as he now ...
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316 views

Why did Jigsaw test Art Blank two times in Saw 4?

In Saw 4, Art is a lawyer involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Jill Tuck before the events that would turn John into Jigsaw. Art is targeted by Jigsaw for successfully ...
5
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174 views

Television show with a cross-eyed lion

Looking to identify a television show that I saw a long time ago. I believe the show was from the 80's but may have been even from the late 70's. It involved people living/working on a game preserve ...
5
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215 views

What is the cinematic origin (first use) of a “Fortune teller will lose powers after intimacy” trope?

I happened to watch 2 movies in the same week ("Live and Let Die" and "Scorpion King") both of which had a common trope of a fortune teller virginal female who is supposed to lose her prescient powers ...
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Why didn't James believe Beckham was alive in Hurt Locker?

After watching The Hurt Locker, I initially thought the dead boy covered up with bomb was Beckham, but after googling I'm certain they were two different kids. Now, I am puzzled to know, What's the ...
6
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Zombieland - What do main characters survive on during the zombieocalypse

I love Zombieland. I happened to watch it last week on FX acouple of times in a row, and I was thinking after the movie that it never really showed us about their eating habits and how they survive ...
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Are seasons of 24 standalone stories or related in some way?

I just got season five of 24 from my local library. I't might be a long wait before I can get the other seasons, although I want to see them all eventually. Will it ruin the storyline if I start ...
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In The Departed, did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation?

Frank Costello the mob boss, one of the main antagonists in The Departed, is revealed to be a protected FBI informant. Assuming that this is indeed the case, does Costello's ties with the ...
11
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601 views

When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
13
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339 views

In 'Synecdoche, New York' , what is the significance of choosing the play 'Death of a Salesman'?

The protagonist, Philip Hoffman, is directing the play 'Death of a Salesman' with a twist. He is casting young actors as the characters of Willy and his wife. From my understanding, he is doing this ...
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Why is James Bond less tech savvy in the Daniel Craig movies?

The most recent installments of James Bond (ones featuring Daniel Craig) have fewer gadgets but more raw action (like the chase sequences in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace). Is it because of plot ...
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3k views

Is the Mayor aware of the fact that she is the Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time?

I've just finished watching Episode 12 of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. As stated by Henry at the beginning of the series, everyone's memories have been erased, including the Mayor's. However, the ...
8
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1answer
600 views

Fellowship of the Ring continuity error?

I've watched The Fellowship of the Ring several times and am convinced that this is a continuity error but have never seen it documented. Can someone clarify whether this is an error or my eyes ...
17
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1answer
824 views

In Black Swan how much seduction is real?

In the film Black Swan there are a number of scenes where Nina and Thomas Leroy have a more than professional relationship. Are these real or are they part of her illness (in the same way as parts of ...
3
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1answer
377 views

What style of make up does Dethklok wear when performing?

On the show Metalocalypse the band Dethklok usually wears a specific make-up style when performing their shows. It appears as white skin tones with blacked out eyes and ash around the eye black. Is ...
16
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1answer
325 views

Is Captain Haddock Scottish?

I just saw The Adventures of Tintin and I could see that Captain Haddock's character has a very thick Scottish accent. I don't recollect any reference made in the original series by Hergé about ...
5
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1answer
214 views

What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?

In many Hollywood horror movies the last climactic scene features the dialogue "take me instead". For example, Dark Water (2005), The Exorcist and The Ring 2. So what is the origin of this famous ...
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What is a “performance capture” animation movie?

The recent movie "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" is a performance capture animated movie. What is a "performance capture" movie and what is the need for this technology when the ...
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1answer
260 views

In “The Man with the Golden Gun” why does Hip drive off without James Bond?

There's a scene in The Man with The Golden Gun where Bond, Hip and Hip's two nieces are fleeing from a karate school. The four of them reach Hip's car. Hip and the girls get in and they drive away. ...
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296 views

In “A View To A Kill” why does Zorin let Bond sleep with May Day?

There's a scene in "A View To A Kill" where Bond is snooping around Zorin's property and sets off an alarm. Bond escapes by waiting in May Day's bed for her to return to her room, and then acting like ...
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2answers
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In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?

In Skyfall, after leaving the floating casino in Macau, Sévérine gets on board a boat. Bond gets on board too and they have an amicable scene in the shower. The boat is shown going out to sea. ...
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Gun Scene in Goldeneye

In the James Bond film Goldeneye there is a scene were Bond threatens Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Zukovsky says something along the lines of: Walther PPK, 7.65mm. Only three men I know use such ...
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3answers
515 views

Tron Legacy - Why Doesn't CLU Visit Flynn Earlier?

In Tron : Legacy, When Quorra initially rescues Sam she tells him that Rinzler and co. can't follow them off the grid. But then when Quorra and the Fylnns go back into grid city, CLU and his cronies ...
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3answers
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Was the opening scene in Dark Knight Rises there in the original script?

I know it was a great scene and established where the Dr. came from but it wasn't really necessary. If you take that scene out, Bane's first reveal is in the sewer. Was the opening plane scene an ...
8
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1answer
211 views

La Pianista - why did she break the girl's hand?

In the middle of the movie, the main character (the piano teacher), breaks one of her students' hands by placing a bunch of broken glass in the pocket of her jacket, destroying her musical ambitions ...
6
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1answer
297 views

Identify this movie: Blonde woman shot in front of school

I forgot the genre, but it was recent (last decade) and set in the US. There was this annoying senior year high school student who was sitting in a luxury car outside of High School talking on her ...
5
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2answers
329 views

Teenage girl saved, alone on the ship

This is my first identify this movie question. I only saw part of the movie of the movie perhaps in 2006 or 2007 (could not recollect correctly) on the PC of my friend. In the part it was shown: A ...
3
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1answer
152 views

How far advanced are todays robots with respect to those shown in Real Steel?

Several high-tech robots are shown in the movie Real Steel. Robots that can follow voice and even having shadow recognition and voice recognition there. I was wondering: Do these types of robots ...
6
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1answer
258 views

In Avatar, does Ninat refer to Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer?

In the movie Avatar, Neytiri refers to "Ninat" as being the best singer, this sounds awfully similar to Ninet Tayeb, the first person to win on Israel's version of American Idol. (Supposingly, the ...
5
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1answer
406 views

Why did Jigsaw kidnap Lynn Denlon for his operation in Saw 3?

In Saw 3D it is revealed that Dr. Lawrence Gordon, John's oncologist from the first film, is with John after Saw 1. Since this was the case, why did John kidnap Lynn Denlon(another oncologist doctor) ...
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4answers
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What happened to Bruce Wayne/Batman's knee?

Early in The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce is seen limping with a cane. Some characters allude to an injury sustained from a fight, but we never see this in The Dark Knight. At the conclusion of that film, ...
8
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1answer
2k views

Why was plot of Mars replaced in Total Recall (2012)?

Total Recall (2012) and Total Recall (1990) both are loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short-story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. But Mars is the major part of the original story as well as ...
11
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2answers
805 views

Did cats have magical powers in Batman Returns?

In Tim Burton's Batman Returns, Max Shreck throws Selena out a high story window where she plunges to the ground. It's not quite clear to me if she dies upon landing or just knocking at death's door. ...
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3answers
1k views

How do the writers of The Simpsons handle the character's aging and time progress?

The Simpsons has been running for a long time, how does the series handle the character's aging? There's an annual Halloween episode, so we know the years pass in Springfield, but do the characters ...
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59 views

Was Leonard Shelby really crazy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot? From what I understood after watching Memento, Leonard got the no of the car of Teddy ...
12
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1answer
1k views

Why did Holmes aim at the explosive rather than at Moriarty?

When Holmes and Moriarty are having a stand off in the swimming pool Holmes has a gun trained on Moriarty's chest. He looks at Watson and Watson nods so he moves his aim to the bomb. Why would this ...
5
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1answer
212 views

What is the earliest use of “You just/still don't get it do you?”

There is a funny montage of movie and TV clips on YouTube in which variations of the phrase "you don't get it, do you" are used. Sometime after I watched that video I saw a 1959 episode of Bat ...
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2answers
2k views

Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
5
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1answer
273 views

Has Ethan Hunt ever refused a mission?

In the Mission: Impossible series and movies, Ethan Hunt's mission briefings always end with the sentence "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to (...)". Has he ever used that option and ...
6
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1answer
351 views

When will high definition television no longer account for the standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio?

The vast majority of TV shows are now available in high definition. However, much content still seems to be framed for "center cuts," where the center of a high definition image in a 16:9 aspect ratio ...
34
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3answers
11k views

Pulp Fiction: Explanation of Jule's ending monologue?

I partially understand Jules' ending monologue, although the full meaning doesn't click for me. What is he trying to say in simple terms? Jules: Well there's this passage I got memorized. Ezekiel ...
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2answers
2k views

Has any actor appeared in all of: Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate? [closed]

A recent HowToGeek post called out Deep Roy as being the only actor to have appeared in all of the Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who franchises. A comment on that post mentions that Simon Pegg has ...
5
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1answer
139 views

Documentary series in one episode they attacked a casino

I am trying to get the name of a tv series which had R. Paul Wilson from 'The Real Hustle' in it. The episode I saw was when he performed a penetration test on a casino with some colleagues he picked ...
6
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1answer
124 views

What does the conversation mean?

In Source Code, I did not get the meaning of a conversation between Capt. and Christina in the train. It was between roughly 00:42:00-00:43:00 The conversation was as follows: Capt- Okay. Christina? ...
8
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1answer
340 views

The 'same landscape shot' conundrum

During the first scene of the film we're shown a montage of landscape shots (actually Iceland) as establishment for the section when the CGI 'guy' drinks, disintegrates and drops into the waterfall. ...
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2answers
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In Boardwalk Empire, does the Gyp Rosetti character typify Season 3 just as the James Darmody character typified 1 & 2?

Across the web, fans were shocked and outraged at the end of Season 2 But after that fateful night, Mr. Winter told fans that it was a "fait accompli". Things were reaching a boiling point, Jimmy ...

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