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Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

Are there any officially declared answers to why exactly "Man of Steel" had such heavy, dark tones throughout the movie? Usually such themes are used to depict harsh times in a movie. But here, the ...
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Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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171 views

Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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2answers
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On their U.S. release date, what time of day are movies first shown?

When a date is provided for a US release, does it mean it will be released first thing that morning (matinee) or evening?
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150 views

name of artsy italian 60s movie where 2 couples vacation at a shack on the pier

I'm trying to remember the name of a very artsy well shot color foreign film, I think it was Italian, 60s film. There were some scenes in an industrial factory and many scenes where 2 couples get ...
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1answer
228 views

Why do studios release multiple trailers?

Some time back, I saw the trailer for Jurassic World. And I liked it. It built the anticipation and curiosity. But then there was trailer-2 which revealed more scenes, more creatures. Then there was a ...
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What did Captain America mean after being kissed by Black Widow?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Black Widow kissed Captain America in the shopping mall to avoid getting caught, Black Widow asked him if he still feels uncomfortable while Captain said: ...
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1answer
450 views

Young girl about 6 gets father's friend as bodyguard (not Man on Fire)

This movies is bit old and released at least before 2003. Girl's father is apparently rich and hire one of his old friend to protect her of some dangers. In one scene they were attacked by a gang (...
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160 views

Are there any existing animation templates for movie graphics?

I was recently watching the newest Hunger Games movie. There was a scene when Katniss walked out of a bunker for hunting and she saw a deer that was not afraid of her. What got me thinking, was that ...
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1answer
646 views

Are House Martell secretly Team Targaryen?

So in season one of Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Mormont tells Dany that "when Aegon Targaryen conquered the six kingdoms, he didn't do it because he had a right. He did it because he could". This, of ...
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1answer
59 views

Trick Or Treat - What gives with the soundtrack?

Anyone know why Trick Or Treat (1986) (which stars Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne) didn't have a single track by either artist on the soundtrack? And why they chose Fastway (of all bands) to do the ...
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1answer
126 views

UK show about a guy who has to perform crazy challenges or he gets tortured

In the early 2000s on comedy central, Sunday night had 2 TV shows back to back. First was Dave Attell's Insomniac. The second was some UK show about a guy who had to complete crazy challenges (like ...
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1answer
203 views

Searching for movie where criminals are punished with aging

I'm trying to find the name of this movie. The description: If anyone commits a crime and is found guilty, instead of serving time, they get aged for that amount of time. No one is sent to ...
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3answers
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How come Bootstrap Turner (Bill Turner) ends up on the Davy Jones ship?

In the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, we know that Bootstrap Turner (Bill Turner) is thrown to the bottom of the ocean by Barbossa and his crew. He may be alive due to the curse until it is ...
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4answers
6k views

Why was Jane invited to go with Stephen Hawking to meet the Queen?

Near the end of the film The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking is invited to meet the Queen and be offered a knighthood. Jane goes along too, although it's not clear to me if the invitation from ...
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1answer
2k views

Was this episode of Community sponsored by Honda

In Season 6 Episode 7 of Community (Advanced Safety Features), the plot involves Britta agreeing to a guerilla marketing campaign and they manage to suggest to the Dean to purchase a Honda car, as you ...
2
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1answer
138 views

Is the time on the 100$ bill actually fixed?

In National Treasure Ben asks for a 100$ bill from a shopkeeper to get the timing at which he must follow the shadow (at Independence Hall). As far as I remember the timing was 2 or 3 or something. I ...
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2answers
170 views

Why all the eggs in TURN?

So watching the first episode of season 2 of TURN. Why does the spy, Culpepper, need to write on eggs? He has a little hidden notebook and various other hiding spots but wants to use eggs? The ...
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2answers
3k views

In the Big Bang Theory what activities are reserved for specific weekdays?

We know that Thursday night is pizza night and Saturday is a laundry day. What others activities (done by individuals or the whole group) occur on specific days?
3
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1answer
188 views

Are all Pixar movies set in the same universe?

I heard someone say that all the Pixar movies are set in the same universe. Is this true? A casual web search led me to this, but I'm not sure if it's canon or not. Does anyone know any details ...
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1answer
267 views

Horror movie with an alien switching heads

It was released maybe 15 years ago or more. Genre was comedy-horror, probably low-budget movie. I remember the main character was an alien in human shape who had an ability to swap its head with other ...
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5answers
7k views

Why can't Coraline's real parents remember the trap?

So I learnt many things about Coraline from "The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” Basically it looks like a normal fantasy animation movie, but it actually has a deeper meaning. It interprets ...
8
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3answers
957 views

At what point did Lou Bloom decide to 'sack' his assistant?

Lou Bloom is a sociopath who is trying to establish a video news company. He hires Rick, a kid from the streets, as his assistant and 2nd cameraman. At first Lou intends to pay Rick nothing, instead ...
6
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1answer
666 views

Why does the Fast & Furious franchise have a chronological order different from the release order?

I was browsing on Wikipedia and I noticed that the Fast & Furious films have a different chronology that doesn't match their release order. The Tokyo Drift movie, besides being totally different ...
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4answers
3k views

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 ...
9
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1answer
797 views

What is the origin of the Black Tablet thing surrounded by apes?

In the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film and one of the episodes of The Simpsons both show a scene were a bunch of apes in what seems to be a canyon region are looking at a long black ...
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3answers
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Why did Melisandre ask Jon Snow if he's a virgin?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", Melisandre and Jon Snow had this conversation as they were on their way to the top of the Wall: Melisandre: Are you a virgin? Jon Snow: No. ...
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votes
1answer
315 views

Does Daredevil take place right after 9/11?

Watching the new Netflix series Daredevil, there are scattered references to some kind of terrorist attack having happened in New York City just before the show began. I suspected they might mean the ...
3
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3answers
748 views

What is the significance of the song played at the end of Tangerines (2013)?

In the Georgian-Estonian film Tangerines (2013) at the end of the film as it rolls into the credits what is the song that is being played? It sounds like a rock/alternative song. What was the context ...
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4answers
4k views

Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...
3
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1answer
336 views

Is “The Tribe” in real sign language?

There isn't a single spoken word in The Tribe and all characters communicate in what appears to be a sign language whose authenticity I wasn't able to verify. At first, I was expecting there would be ...
5
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1answer
516 views

Did Harry, Ron, and Hermione just kill an innocent Goblin?

In the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry makes use of the Imperius curse on a Goblin to get them into Gringots. I'm fairly certain in the books that the fate of this Goblin is ...
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2answers
353 views

What cartoon show am I thinking of?

I can't remember what this show is called! It has the following features: American Television Mid 2000s? Possibly aired on Cartoon Network Contained Japanese Anime styles and themes (esp. facial ...
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6answers
15k views

Why did the Joker take the risk of placing a gun in Harvey Dent's hand?

After Harvey Dent's face got burned and his fiancée was killed in The Dark Knight, the Joker goes to the hospital and gives Harvey Dent a gun to give Dent an opportunity to kill the Joker. Why was The ...
0
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1answer
259 views

80s-style vampire movie with a delivery boy

I am trying to identify a movie I saw while on a road-trip to Florida when I was very young. I remember it being 1980s style and American made. The only real scene I remember is that this vampire ...
2
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1answer
105 views

3 white brothers: an excon, a war veteran and a young urban artist

This is probably from late 80s or early 90s. The 3 brothers are adults but still live at their parents with family problems. The war vet is timid and somewhat crazy, spends time alone in his room and ...
6
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1answer
427 views

Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
2
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2answers
560 views

Why was Mossador afraid of death?

In the new season of Game of Thrones we see the former slave Mossador being executed. Before he dies he pleads for his life. Is this inconsistent with the people of the free cities' behaviour? So as ...
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0answers
149 views

Why does the computer having data from Dr. Mann's planet react in this way? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar on Dr. Mann's planet when Rommily tries to check the data from the computer or robot he says "This data makes no sense" and then suddenly it blows up killing Rommily. Now how ...
8
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4answers
39k views

What on earth happened between Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant?

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have worked on many productions together, including: The Office (UK) Extras An Idiot Abroad The Ricky Gervais Show (on XFM) But recently they seem to have had a ...
5
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1answer
446 views

Does Grand Maester Pycelle have an agenda?

In the Game of Thrones series the character Grand Maester Pycelle seems perfectly content to brew potions, give bad advice and hit on handmaidens. I'm not saying that he doesn't serve a purpose, he ...
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vote
1answer
175 views

Why doesn't the spider venom affect Peter badly?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, why does Peter not get badly affected by the poisonous venom spider, while both Harry and Connors (used lizard serum) do?
4
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1answer
131 views

Movie about a criminal inside a bar

I have seen this movie three or four years ago, it was indeed catchy and entertaining; and it got stuck in my memory. The very well american produced movie should be released between 2004 and 2009. I ...
8
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1answer
579 views

Is the Hound a lord?

So in Game of Thrones I know that The Mountain is older than The Hound; but as everyone knows, the Mountain is a knight. Many would say that the hound is also a knight but this isn't technically true (...
5
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2answers
319 views

Do bastard names depend on the birth location, or the place where the father of the bastard belongs?

In Game of Thrones, bastards of highborns, like kings or lords are given bastard names like Snow in the North, and Sand in Dorne. So these names are given due to the region they are born in or the ...
7
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1answer
554 views

How “directed” were the activities filmed in Disney's Monkey Kingdom?

While watching the plot of Monkey Kingdom unfold, I became very curious about just how directed many of the scenes were. This is perhaps a slightly broad question, but I think it's still a good one. ...
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1answer
649 views

What does Lisa call the Tibetan Buddhist Devil's name in “The Simpsons”?

In an episode of The Simpsons I saw years ago, I remember there being a secret room below the school, Lisa discovering it and some other things I cant remember. She - being Buddhist - did though ...
3
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0answers
50 views

Why didn't Julian tell Danny the truth about his last job?

At the end of The Matador Julian asks Danny for help with a last job he needs to do in order to be free and not get killed by his boss, to which Danny reluctantly agrees. But then after it's done he ...
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0answers
85 views

What's with the shark in the pool?

During The Matador, at the morning after his bar talk with Danny, we see Julian walk through the hotel lobby in swimming wear and boots and jump right into the pool with his beer can still in his hand....
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1answer
221 views

Movie with a sword fight on and into a body of water (man and woman)

I remember a few years ago my grandfather was watching a movie that had a sword fight scene between a man and a woman. I believe she had boots on and they were fighting near a body of water that took ...

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