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What do the terms “clunkers” and “keepers” mean when referring to a TV shows? [closed]

I often hear about a TV season having both clunkers and keepers. What does it mean?
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930 views

What is the “The Final Problem”?

I have watched all the seasons of Sherlock (the BBC one) and am still a little confused as to what did Moriarty meant when he talked about "The Final Problem". What is/was the final problem? Is it ...
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What kind of animation/drawing program do they use to make South Park?

In 6 Days to Air, the documentary about the making of South Park there is some great footage of the animators working on the characters in studio on wacom tablets. I couldn't tell what program it was. ...
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Can a zombie be eaten?

While watching a recent episode of The Walking Dead, there was a scene where Carl and Michone where scavenging houses for food. It occurred to me, why not just eat the zombies? There are different ...
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1answer
356 views

Late '80s / early '90s UK (?) sci-fi series with teenagers and a VW Bus

I remember watching this series as a kid. The protagonists were two teenagers - a boy and a girl. They had a VW Bus in their backyard, with some kind of satellite dish on top of it. It had something ...
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Identify a drama(?) with a blind man/woman regaining sight at end

I remember watching this film when I was younger and really not liking it, because it was too serious and the idea of it scared me. But it has always been an annoyance to me that I can't remember what ...
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144 views

Identify the movie with men celebrating something in the shower

Please help me to identify the movie in this video clip. Please note, the following video is NSFW as it contains strong language: http://coub.com/view/n4ij
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156 views

Why did his sister make a scary face?

I am taking about After Earth. In the scene the boy was sleeping on his hand-made raft and his dream was being shown. After hearing the conversation I think that the boy wanted to talk to his sister ...
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1answer
82 views

TV Show with Father who grows a jungle in his lab

I do not remember this show but this particular scene is stuck in my mind, chafing at what little sanity I have in reserves. Here goes; There is this father, who is probably a science guy, who grows ...
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What is satellite rights in Indian Movie Industry?

What does "Satellite Rights" mean in the Indian film industry? And how is the amount paid to the film owners by a TV channel as "satellite right" decided?
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Identify this movie with some stupid guy robbing his regular shop

I recently remembered a scene from a movie but can't quite place it. To give my racing mind some peace, would you please try to identify this movie? So, some guy, about 18 to 25 years old, hangs ...
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Would a director revive a dead character for a sequel?

Scarface's director regretted killing Tony Montana. He didn't know that the movie would have such success; he could have used the character to create a sequel. Is it possible to revive someone who ...
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358 views

Why does Leslie Knope love Joe Biden?

One of Parks & Recreation's running jokes is Leslie's deep affection for Vice President Joe Biden. She doesn't hold all politicians in such esteem, so there's something about Biden in specific. ...
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92 views

Which was that movie featuring girls fleeing their guardian?

I remember watching this TV movie (on a children's channel so it was clean). This was at least 4 years ago. There were a few (3-4) girls (or sisters). They try to escape their mean male guardian. I ...
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149 views

The three note danger idiom

There is a three note idiom that has appeared in SEVERAL theatrical releases (comedies) recently that indicates danger. I do not know the notes, but it goes "dum dum DUM", and the viewer knows ...
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1answer
284 views

Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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1answer
198 views

Cop partner supposedly dies, yet is alive and the bad guy

Movie where there is a cop partnership, and they are trying to find the bad guy who has files or paperwork, something like that. One of the partners "dies" and the other one continues to look for the ...
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585 views

How does Sherlock deduce the relationship between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson?

In the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study In Pink" Sherlock insinuates a sexual encounter occurred between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson. He mentions something about Anderson's deodorant, and ...
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118 views

Identify this paranormal movie that may have been shown on the sci-fi channel

I watched this movie a very long time ago on TV but here is what I remember: People move into a very strange old house. A little girl knows something about it (or is one of the first to find a ...
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3answers
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What song is Castle humming at the end of S01E07?

I've been catching up on Castle, and the song he is humming on in this scene at the end of the episode "Home Is Where the Heart Stops" (S01E07) is stuck in my head. He is trying to stay in the car, ...
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Why didn't James Earl Jones get voice over credit for Star Wars?

I just watched Star Wars and noticed that James Earl Jones is not listed anywhere in the credits. I wanted to know why, given that he voiced Darth Vader?
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Train scene in the movie “Shame”

My question is about a scene in the movie Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan directed by Steve McQueen. Train Scene 1 : In the beginning of the movie, Brandon(Michael Fassbender) is ...
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1answer
156 views

Movie about a reporter trapped in the middle east

I was really exhausted at a Model UN conference and fell asleep watching this movie. It was about this reporter woman who goes to write a story about a charismatic middle-eastern leader. He won't ...
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2answers
447 views

Post-apocalyptic movie, non-English, with a depressing ending

Around five years ago I saw a pretty average post-apocalyptic, non-English (I think), movie with one of the most depressing endings I've seen. But I can't remember the name and Google is failing me, ...
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341 views

SciFi movie from the 90s with robot in space

Many many years ago i watched a Sci-Fi movie where in the beginning a (alien?) robot was on a spaceship. I think it was a transporter heading to a planet. In the middle of the movie the ...
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2answers
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English translation of Dialogues in The Godfather

Can someone give the English translation of the Italian dialogues between Michael Corleone and Sollozzo
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105 views

What was the virtual reality research that was used to produce the movie A.I.?

Years ago, I watched a documentary / behind the scenes on the movie A.I. (2001). It explained that the scenes in town were generated by putting markers on the ceiling. Each camera had an attached ...
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1answer
132 views

Ghosts stuck on a farm

I'm trying to find a movie I watched a few years back on tv. There's a farm where anyone who dies gets trapped as a ghost. 2 guys passing through have their car break down and get stuck there. One ...
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Why are American movies often promoted abroad with titles -in English- that are different from the originals? [duplicate]

Translating a title makes perfect sense to me. Altering a title to something else in the original language? More confusing. Several examples from France in particular are Pitch Perfect: The Hit ...
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2answers
878 views

Movie about a robbery by moving a building

I'm looking for a movie from about the early 2000s or late '90s. The only real part I remember is in relation to a robbery. The robbery I believe was in Venice (as can be deduced from below), the ...
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3answers
645 views

Why didn't the key word trigger the hypnosis on the first incident?

There's a scene on the bridge during Now You See Me where Dylan and his Boss are being talked to by the FBI. The FBI guy says "Despite their bullshit razzle-dazzle". Now, at this point nothing ...
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1answer
305 views

Looking for the name of a SF or horror movie - bunker spreading vine/fungus

I am looking for the title of a movie. This is what I remember from it... This man shows up at a bunker that is about to be destroyed. The military is closing up everything. A man in a wheelchair ...
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0answers
66 views

Boats in Philadelphia Story

Why do Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant spend so much time talking about boats in The Philadelphia Story? I understand that the True Love, their yacht, is a metaphor for their relationship. What ...
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2answers
6k views

Did Frank Underwood mean for the bill to fail?

In "House of Cards", Frank Underwood wants some energy bill to pass, but his wife is pressured by SandCorp into undermining him and getting two representatives to vote against the bill, which is a ...
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3answers
771 views

About Zoe Barnes in the second season of House of Cards

All of us were frightened about the final destiny of Zoe in the second season of House of Cards. But after the scene I was wondering... how could Frank escape from the crime scene without any ...
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In Teen Wolf Could the Kanima Actually be Real? [duplicate]

I cannot find an Actual Bestiary, so I must go to you people. How is the Kanima connected to Teen Wolf? And how can I find an acutual Bestiary?
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825 views

80s High school boys discover potion of invisibily

This is an 80s movie in a typical high school-environment. We meet two friends, who one day invent or discover a potion that can make them invisible. They may have extracted some chemical / slime ...
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1answer
387 views

House of Cards - Camera Shots

Did anybody notice the extended shots of the backs of characters' heads in House of Cards? I am wondering if those have any symbolism or intended value.
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1answer
90 views

What is Rotti Largo's terminal illness?

In the movie Repo!: The Genetic Opera Rotti largo says he can't cure himself, so what is he dying from?
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Why does Bateman's lawyer call him Davis?

Why does Patrick's lawyer act funny, as if he were joking, when Patrick was confessing to him at the bar? In this question I get an answer In the end, Bateman seemingly kills dozens of police ...
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2answers
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Stalker thriller movie from 80s

Hi I'm trying to trace a film from the 1980s. A woman is being stalked by someone. Phone calls etc. I'm almost sure he's a murderer and is taking out her close friends and family one by one. During ...
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5answers
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Is Chuck Shurley in Season 5 God?

At the end of Season 5 of Supernatural Chuck the prophet disappears. Is he God? If yes, why didn't Dean's locket glow? If not, what happened to him? Did he die? I ask because eventually Kevin became ...
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4k views

What was going on with Tom Hagen?

In The Godfather, Part II there's some conflict between Michael and Tom: TOM: That plane goes to Miami. MICHAEL: That's where I want it met. TOM: Mike that's impossible -- they'll turn ...
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1answer
724 views

Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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264 views

What was the function of the Cop Uniforms?

In True Detective Episode 4, an undercover Cohle is made to prove his criminality by assisting Ginger and the Iron Crusaders lift a crack den, resulting in THAT sequence... But why do the Iron ...
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1answer
2k views

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
608 views

Is there any relation between the head-butting in LotR and the Hobbit?

Most of us Tolkien fans have seen the movies and may recall that in the first the Hobbit movie Balin and Dwalin head-butt each other when meeting at Bilbo's. Ofcourse, this does not seem too strange a ...
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1answer
243 views

Olympic Cartoon Showing Various Games

I remember watching a short cartoon as a kid (I'm pretty sure it was a short in a Casper the Friendly Ghost show) that showcased a bunch of Olympic sports. I think it included rowing, speed skating, ...
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What are the points of overlap between True Detective and Twin Peaks?

I have found a few overlaps between True Detective and Twin Peaks: Plot is motivated by ritualistic murder of teenage girl Two investigators: one a member of the community, the other an interloper ...
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1answer
91 views

What was the recent 3 week delay for? [closed]

I watch shows like Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Count's Customs on History channel. Recently (as in 2-3 weeks ago) they announced the shows would "return in 3 weeks" and have not aired an ...

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