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Plane crash survivors stuck on a creepy island

About 20 years ago, I saw part of a film or TV series about a group of people being stranded on a creepy island after a plane crash. I can't remember whether it was a movie or a TV episode, but it ...
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332 views

People knock down a wall and find a pot full of an evil dormant creature

When I was a child, I saw a film on TV that scared me to death. All I can remember is some people knocked down a wall in a house and inside the wall they found one or more pots, and inside these pots ...
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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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356 views

On the elements of a internationally successful comedy movie

I know that humor is extremely difficult to translate across languages. Cultural, linguistic, and historical differences between societies largely account for this difficulty. Consequently, it's ...
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327 views

Female prisoner is transferred to spacestation invaded by an alien

Woman is transferred from a prison colony planet to a space station where the scientist in charge is some sort of sex researcher I believe? Prisoner falls for a male worker on the station who later ...
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630 views

Explanation of the ending of the episode “Kafkaesque” (S03E09)

At the end of the Breaking Bad episode "Kafkaesque" (S03E09) Skyler says to Walt when talking about Hank (who is in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds at the hands of the cartel hit men), ...
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263 views

Feudal Japan TV series

I'm looking for the title of a TV series probably from the 80s. It's about a British captain coming to feudal Japan with his crew, but Japan is already influenced by Spanish missionaries and in ...
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240 views

Camera sway as cinematic technique?

I've noticed a trend in movies where the camera "sways" during quiet, drama scenes, as opposed to "shaky cam" which is used during action scenes. I've noticed its use in both political/war movies and ...
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Are IMDB ratings objectively credible? [closed]

I recently visited IMDB and I was shocked to see that "V for Vendetta" and "The Avengers" share the same rating which is 8.2. I could not believe it, like a movie with social and political impact like ...
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148 views

Are talent doubles used for chopstick usage in American dramas?

A friend of mine who lives in an Asian country noted that non-Asian Americans use chopsticks very well in American TV dramas. Are talent doubles, and/or actor training, employed to ensure that this ...
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881 views

Do Piranhas exists in the real world? [closed]

Yesterday I saw a Piranha movie and thought that these fish are really demonic. I don't think they exist in the real world. Does the Piranha exist in the real world? Or is it just fiction?
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172 views

Steampunk movie about Demons

This Movie or series has a few key points. I want to remember the name of it badly since I liked it so much years ago. any help would be appreciated set in a Steampunk world, dull, rainy. Humans ...
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1answer
524 views

Identify a '80s sci-fi/horror movie

I'm trying to identify an old movie from a single scene. At that time I was a child, the movie seemed to be kind of a sci-fi/horror genre, my parents didn't let me see the whole movie, I just clearly ...
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1answer
452 views

What song is being sung in the bar while George is praying?

When George Bailey first enters Martini's bar in It's a Wonderful Life and prays for help, there is a song being sung in the background that isn't in English (possibly Italian?) and while I can't ...
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0answers
129 views

Why name Bob after Robert Mapplethorpe in Bottle Rocket?

In Bottle Rocket, Robert Musgrave's character is named Bob Mapplethorpe after the infamous photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Why did Wes Anderson or Owen Wilson choose this particular name? Were ...
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1answer
162 views

End of the world movie

Does anyone know the name of this Movie?. Basic plot is a virus kills nearly everyone but some survivors are in Antarctica I think. There is an earthquake predicted in USA which will trigger nuclear ...
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1answer
351 views

Movie where two small kids see an alien; then see them again as adults

I remember a movie from somewhere in the late 70's to early 80's where there were two kids that saw an alien or possibly just a space ship. They meet again as adults in the same place and see them ...
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1answer
103 views

Film about a family whose house is occupied by soldiers?

I once saw a film about a Palestinian Family whose house was occupied by Israeli soldiers. I can't remember much else about the film, does anyone know what it was called?
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1answer
209 views

Sci-Fi Movie Where Crewman Gets Space Based Burial

A space movie with a scene in which a crewman dies and is placed in a shell-like coffin, then 2 other crewmen take the coffin outside the spacecraft and push the coffin off into outer-space. The ...
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1answer
178 views

Disney character using magic to help/save another character

I'm sorry for the vague title. My memory is likewise very vague. This morning, I suddenly remembered a scene from an old Disney movie (I'm not 100% sure if it really was from Disney, but I'm very ...
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308 views

Writer who writes a story realizes that it is being lived by some person

I'm trying to identify a film which I cannot recall completely, its about a writer who writes a story and realizes that it is lived by another person (a girl). He happens to meet her somewhere, and ...
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29 views

Was the use of Daniel part of Isabelle's plan in Love Crime (Crime d'amour)?

In Crime d'amour (English: Love Crime), when in prison, Isabelle begins to suffer from what appear to be anxiety attacks. This suggests that things weren't really going to plan. What were these ...
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2answers
581 views

Guy and girl meeting for the first time alongside a bus stop

The movie starts with I think a guy and a girl meeting accidently for the first time alongside a bus stop on the road or something. I think "bus" was involved. I also think the guy went behind the ...
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1answer
339 views

In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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1answer
412 views

Ashton Kutcher lookalike gets his brother a job as a janitor

It was probably made within the last 5 years, I cant figure out for the life of me what it was called or where I saw it. But this was the plot/summary... It's with a guy that looks a lot like Ashton ...
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1answer
196 views

What is the original occurrence of this specific memory-loss / amnesia plot?

I am not searching for a specific movie I have seen, hence the question may be vague or a little off-topic (hopefully not too far). I am searching for the original movie (or source, maybe even in ...
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0answers
42 views

Why does Isabelle double over in pain by the pond in Love Crime (Crime d'amour)?

In Crime d'amour (English: Love Crime), after the deed is done and Isabelle is disposing off all the incriminating evidence into a pond, she suddenly doubles over in pain. Why is this? Has she already ...
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2answers
333 views

Why was Beau in the Murder House?

In season one of American Horror story: But why is Beau in the Murder House? The Langdons didn't live there anymore, Harvey and his family did - the Langdons lived next door, as they do today. The ...
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1answer
177 views

Why does the ex-undercover cop in Homefront keep sensitive files about his identity unprotected at home?

The recent Jason Statham action movie Homefront has a lead character who used to be an undercover DEA cop, Phil Broker. Phil has moved to some small town in the country so his daughter can have a ...
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3answers
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Scientist transfers his memory and consciousness into a robot

I recently saw a trailer where this guy I'm assuming to be a scientist has been working on a robot/cyborg. He finds out that his health is failing and that people want to use his work for a purpose he ...
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1answer
503 views

Fat Cowboy, a Skinny Cowboy, and a Prostitute

It was around 1995 that I watched this cowboy movie. It think it was not very popular and not a high grade movie. I just want to watch it again because that was the first cowboy movie that I watched. ...
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2answers
2k views

Where were Saul & Mira at the end of Season 3?

Near the close of the last episode of series 3 of homeland we see Saul & Mira relaxing on the rooftop of a sun-kissed building; but where are they? I think I remember in a different episode Saul ...
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2answers
924 views

Is a real shark used or is it just computerised?

Can any one tell me, is the shark in "Jaws" real or just computerized? When I saw that movie I got confused. I have also seen Jaws 2.
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3answers
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How did they make Captain America so tiny and skinny in the first half?

How did they make Chris Evans so tiny and skinny in the first half? He lost weight + green screen all along I suppose? Or is there something more interesting.
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1answer
448 views

Why was piranhadon scene deleted from Peter Jackson’s King Kong?

In King Kong (the Peter Jackson version), why was the piranhadon scene deleted? Was it because movie was already 188 minutes? Or King-Kong was too far to have a "versus" battle? (King Kong would win ...
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1answer
144 views

Why does the escaped prisoner not return with help?

In the end of the movie, Lawrence Gordon (the surgeon) cuts his feet and goes to get help. The movie then ends with Adam (the photographer) getting locked up in the room by the villain. So why does ...
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Encrypted message in Simpsons Christmas episode 2013

In the latest Simpsons episode S25E08 (http://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/White_Christmas_Blues) there is a strange ending containing something that looks like car license plates, but with some strange ...
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2answers
538 views

How do studios decide which movie (classic) to release on Blu-ray?

Consider the examples of The Odessa File (1974) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). They are both classics based on novels by Frederick Forsyth and released at around the same time. The Day of the ...
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2answers
233 views

Why is Carrie distraught while watching Saul's hearing before the Intelligence Committee

At the end of the first episode of the third season (s03e01 : Tin Man Is Down) Carrie watches Saul's testimony on live television and is distraught. She is at home, alone, on her bed when she watches ...
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2answers
1k views

Is Walter White dead?

In the last episode, they don't actually show Walter White dying. They only show him lying on the floor. Is it possible for them to continue the story from there?
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1answer
237 views

What is the significance of the abstract painting?

In Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion, we observe a detective staring at a painting when visiting the home of Lena and Johnnie: Both upon the entrance and exit of the detectives, he is entranced by the ...
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632 views

Why the long takes in Rope?

Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film Rope is known for it's long takes. There is plenty of documentation regarding the length of each shot and the limitations of the technology available, but less so ...
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1answer
161 views

Man points to suicide jumper in black and white old clip?

I hope this is the right place for this question: I recall watching a movie where there was an old black and white clip (perhaps a home video within a movie?) where someone was standing near a large ...
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3answers
125 views

Quote about Baltimore Being the Sleaziest city in America?

In the opening scene of the John Waters movie Pink Flamingos, there is a line about Baltimore being the sleaziest city in America, or something like that. Does any one know that quote?
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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1answer
91 views

Peter Lorre playing a young WW II flyer

So, I have this image seared in my memory of Peter Lorre playing a young WW II flyer, in which a flack explosion goes off, he covers his face with his hands and screams: "My lamps! My lamps are out!" ...
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2answers
2k views

Where does the barrel come from in which Bombur jumps in The Hobbit: DoS?

Just saw the second part of the Hobbit. I wonder in which barrel Bombur jumps in "Barrel down the River" scene. All the Dwarves are in their barrels floating and fighting of the Orcs then miraculously ...
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1answer
458 views

Why does Watson call Moriarty the “Napoleon of Crime”?

At the end of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution we learn that Holmes's obsession with Moriarty comes from his suppressed childhood memory of Moriarty's affair with Holmes's mother when he was his teacher ...
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1answer
648 views

Why did Shaw include Letty in his crew?

Assuming Shaw didn't kill Letty because he wanted to use her as a pawn, He could 've held her as a captive instead of including her in his crew. But he didn't, Why? If it weren't for Letty, Dom ...
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249 views

Cop gains a psychic link to a monster/alien after it scratches him

I am looking for a movie I saw where a cop has gained a psychic link to this monster/alien after it scratched him. In it another detective is skeptical until it scratches him too and then he becomes a ...

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