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Is Toy Story inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit?

I couldn't help but notice a lot in common between the Toy Story movies, and The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. In specific, the following elements are both major parts of the story: They ...
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Where has Woody been?

In Toy Story 2, Woody is convinced to go to the Japanese toy museum, as he's worried about what will happen when Andy grows up. However, from the same movie, two pieces of key timeline are ...
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For how long is Phil stuck in the Groundhog Day's loop?

I've several times wondered for how long was Phil Connors stuck in that loop. There are the on-screen shown days which I estimate around 40. But then, Phil learns lot of stuff about the people of the ...
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How does earth based technology interact with alien technology

I recently rewatched Independence Day (1996) And noticed a lot of new things that left all kinds of plot-holes and questions. I'm willing to accept plot-holes and Deus Ex Machina type explanations at ...
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83 views

What would be the “correct salute” for this sentence?

Ted and Robin have this running gag, where they salute when words denoting ranks of military staff occur.For example, if someone says That's a major problem. They salute and say Major ...
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194 views

How much time passed (in universe) between Rocky and Rocky III?

In the original Rocky, Mickey tells Rocky that he is 76 years old: MICKEY (yells) Rocky, I'm seventy-six years old. Maybe you can be the winner I never was -- your ...
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What is the significance of the flashing lights?

In ID4 (Independence Day), there are 3 helicopters sent up to greet the alien craft. One of the copters is fitted with a set of light panels that flash the lights in a specific pattern/sequence. What ...
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147 views

In S01E08, how did Jessica do it in 'What Would Jessica Do?'

In S01E08 of Jessica Jones, how was Jessica able to knock out the 2 servants. Even she & Kilgrave had consumed the food. But both were fine until Jessica shoots Kilgrave with Sufentanil shot.
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Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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215 views

90s cartoon with scientists fighting alien creatures that evolve

I am looking for a '90s cartoon, probably american (I watched it in italian, so I am not sure about it). It is about a group of scientists that fight against some alien creatures. Those creatures ...
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57 views

How did the kidnappings happen?

Am I right when I say that Alex drove the children in Prisoners to his house wanting just to play with them and then get them back but didn't since Holly wanted to keep them? But that draws another ...
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63 views

Why does Loki's superior damage his investigation?

Det. Loki's superior in Prisoners is also often slightly rude. He cancels the surveillance at one point, and does many other disturbances to the investigation. Why does he seem to damage Loki's ...
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2k views

What is the cabby saying in Quick Change?

What is the cabby saying (and in what language) in the movie Quick Change?
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141 views

What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago?

What does Anna mean when she says that she lost her whistle 133 days ago in Prisoners? It just seems too specific coming from a child. And what does Mrs. Dover whisper to everyone right after it?
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193 views

Is it a trope that exposed electric wire in a pool causes electrocution?

We see in Movies and TV Shows that electricity and water don't mix. And when they do, fatal results take place. But I've heard that this is only an exaggeration for the dramatic effect. I've read a ...
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201 views

Is it the same screwdriver?

In the Day of the Doctor the War Doctor sets a program running on his screwdriver which 11's then has then completed. However 10 burnt out his Screwdriver in "Smith and Jones" working on the MRI ...
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378 views

What old 50's or 60's Sci Fi movie is this scene from?

I remember watching an old Sci Fi movie scene where some guy is stumbling down a staircase going around one of those big spherical gas storage tanks (like at a refinery). His hand was on the tank as ...
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176 views

Film about serial killer who kidnaps girl and kills her by throwing her into a machine, then drinks her blood

As title says, this film was about serial killer who kidnaps a girl and kills her by throwing her into a machine and then drinks her blood. After throwing the girl inside the machine, the blood comes ...
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68 views

Teen wolf mountain ash myth

As seen in many episodes of teen wolf, mountain ash has been used to trap the 'supernatural' inside a circle etc etc. For example, in season 5 (episode 9 or 10?) Liam trapped Scott inside the mountain ...
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407 views

Movie where man is in love with dream girl, sleeps all the time

I can't seem to find a movie I once saw years ago. In the movie there was a guy who met a girl in his dreams. After a while he started to sleep more and more, sometimes even during daytime just to ...
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350 views

Explanation for A Tale of Two Sisters?

Briefly Googling, I can find no English-language discussion that properly explains this superb, but extremely confusing movie. It could be that this is one of those movies that are open to many ...
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802 views

How did Rick Grimes “change” throughout The Walking Dead series?

If you've seen all the seasons of The Walking Dead you've probably noticed that Rick's personality changed throughout the series. Now I have seen all the seasons and I'd like to know what the main "...
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335 views

Were these lines from Star Wars inspired by David Bowie's “Space Oddity”?

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" contains the following lines: Ground control to Major Tom Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong Can you hear me, major tom? This is somewhat similar ...
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How many KITTs were destroyed during production of the '80s Knight Rider series?

I'm re-watching the original '80s Knight Rider series. I've noticed that numerous times, after taking a big jump, KITT comes down at a pretty severe angle--but the shot always cuts away before you see ...
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1answer
217 views

Who are the office workers in Panem?

In the Hunger Games films, the nation of Panem is split rather sharply into two: the Districts, populated mainly by underfed and overworked people who spend their lives mining coal (12), chopping ...
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224 views

Why didn't Eve keep shooting at the train scene?

During the beginning of Skyfall there's a scene where 007 and Patrice are fighting on the top of a train that's heading into a tunnel, in Istanbul. Not wanting to risk losing the trace of them, M ...
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281 views

Did John Wayne ever shoot first?

In a recent interview, George Lucas has stated the following: I said, ‘Yeah, he should be John Wayne.’ And when you’re John Wayne, you don’t shoot people [first] — you let them have the first shot....
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217 views

1950s or 60s movie; Woman wants a car that is “Pink with blue clouds”

It's already a long time ago but somebody answered "Pink with blue clouds" to a question regarding a paintjob and that reminded me of a line in an old movie from the 50s or 60s. I don't know if the ...
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What is the significance of the silver goo in the Matrix?

After Neo takes the red pill, he is sitting on a seat and there is a cracked mirror next to him which starts changing. He touches it and a silver goo starts covering his body. What is the ...
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64 views

How exactly did Summers, Shelby, Abernathy organize their slavery empire?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), Keith Summers, Zack Shelby, and Jake Abernathy made asian girls to slaves and sold them. How exactly was this organized? In particular, what was the ...
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796 views

What were the numbers shouted by the dwarf woman?

A dwarf woman character appeared a few times in The Best Offer, reciting some numbers. During her final appearance, the numbers and their meaning were obvious. During a previous scene, she probably ...
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What happened to Will Salas' father?

In the movie In Time, when Timekeeper Raymond Leon meets main character Will Salas for the first time, he teases him by talking about Will's father who was too young to know him when he died. He also ...
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91 views

A cowboy is dragged by his horse into a diner

I've seen this western movie around 1992. Color, English. The first scene (maybe while the intro credits are still being displayed), is of a cowboy sleeping on a blank that is tied to a horse. This ...
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3k views

Why is Kenny G portrayed as a homosexual in southpark in the last episode of season 3?

I recently started watching southpark episodes and in the final episode of season 3 (Worldwide Recorder Concert), Kenny G is shown as kissing the teacher Garrison. I thought Kenny G might be gay in ...
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257 views

Looking for the name of a science fiction/horror movie or possibly series where a girl is slid head first down a narrowing tube

This was one of those things I had on 10-15 years ago as background noise while totally invested in some Gameboy game and ended up watching bits and pieces of. May have been a movie, a mini-series ...
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97 views

Movie from 2005-2010; widow dude; cars falling into water with headlights on

It may be a movie around 2005-2010. The plot is something about a guy that gets widowed and then moves to an island to restart life. There is a bridge that links the island to the land. There is an ...
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639 views

What's the meaning of the hangman game in the phone booth in Fargo?

In the latest episode of Fargo "Loplop" (S02E08), there is a hangman game in the window of the phone booth that Ed Blumquist uses to call the Gerhardt family. What is the answer to this puzzle and ...
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Did the words “effective team” seal Jack's and Victoria's fate?

At the end of Oblivion we watch a flashback to when the astronauts are captured by the alien spaceship. Jack and Victoria are in the cockpit talking to mission control, and mission control says "you ...
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Why wasn't the room with the crystalline Spantium being reset?

In Heaven Sent (Doctor Who): As every room in the castle was being reset after a while, why wasn't the room with the crystalline Spantium being reset? Each hit by the Doctor wearing away the wall ...
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How did Cruella de Vil and Ursula not age a bit?

In Once Upon a Time, Cruella de Vil and Ursula were not in Storybrooke when they got stuck in Land without magic. So why does their age not change in 28 years? In Land without Magic, people do get ...
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75 views

Movie seen on TV with Caucasian (American) man and a dark-skinned woman using a child as a translator

A long time ago I saw a movie on TV that had a scene of an American man arguing with a dark-skinned woman (Indian? African?). Both do not speak each other's languages and a female child is always with ...
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106 views

Were there different endings to the movie “Clue”, based on the odd clips in the old preview?

I'm embarrassed to know the movie "Clue," inside and out so much that this might be an esoteric question.. I know nowadays movie previews may sometimes have a clip or a change in what you'll see in ...
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63 views

Why did this character simply die in Deadgirl (2008)?

In the film Deadgirl (2008), After this happens, JT finds out that So if this is true, then why didn't Johnny
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255 views

Where did they get all of the gum from?

When the Wyld Stallyons in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure have a breakdown in their time-machine, they just have all of their historical buds chew some gum and patch the antennae back together in ...
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What happened to Jarvis at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Towards the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron JARVIS uploads himself into a lifeless Virbranium android. This process creates Vision. Then before the final battle we see Tony Stark uploading a program ...
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283 views

Time taken assembling the meth cooking unit and again dismembering it in Breaking Bad

In season 5 of Breaking Bad, it is shown that Walter and Jesse collaborate with a pest control company. They would cover the house with plastic and while Walter and Jesse would cook within it. But ...
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Season 2: What is so important about the bridge?

I'm just about the second season of house of cards and I'm asking myself: What is so important about that bridge Feng wants to be build? He has already so much money and it seems not to be worth for ...
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1answer
121 views

How does time travel work in the Terminator franchise given the nature of the time travel devices and the movement of the Earth?

Given the mechanism of time travel shown across the Terminator media (films and TV series) - namely, the traveler being sent from a machine to a point where there is no receptor device - is there ...
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Why were 2 episodes omitted from the “The Tick” DVD releases, and why was Season 3 never released to Region 1?

The cartoon "The Tick" had two Region 1 DVD releases: The Tick vs. Season One and The Tick vs. Season Two, but Season One is missing the episode "Tick vs. The Mole Men". Season Two is missing the ...
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124 views

What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...

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