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Is Cobb's reaction honest or sarcastic/angry

In Inception there is the following dialogue between Cobb and Ariadne (forgive me for not being word-accurate): Ariadne: Why can't you return home? Cobb: Because everybody thinks I killed her ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Breaking Bad season 4 episode 6 Cornered, at one point, we see Skyler go the the border of four states and flip a coin. Upon seeing the coin land in one quadrant and looking frustrated, she then ...
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What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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In the Avengers movie, why did they close the portal?

I'm a bit confused as to why they would be so quick to close the portal if all the Chitauri were powering down/dying? What's the big rush? I think the only thing that could make sense would be the ...
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Rajesh suddenly gets over his hesistation?

In " The Big Bang Theory", Rajesh from India is shown to be very shy and can't speak in front of Women without first drinking alcohol. But all of a Sudden, in Season 5 Episode 20, he is shown to be ...
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How could Joe end up in the field?

I guess this is more a question about the nature of time travel more than anything else. At the end of the movie, Joe shoots himself in a field and changes the course of history. What I'm curious ...
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Did the actors sing for Rock of Ages?

In Rock of Ages, did the actors themselves sing for the film, or did other people sing and they dub over the actors? Or was it a mix?
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544 views

In “Looper” was there a reason why they didn't send people directly to the furnace?

In "Looper" the future bad-guys send back people to be killed in a field by a guy with a stupid gun who then takes them into what appears to be a massively-insecure blast-furnace equipped factory of ...
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648 views

Did Leon see no other way out?

In the penultimate scene of Léon: The Professional, Leon uses the line You have given me a taste for life to Mathilda, convincing her to escape through the ventilation system to meet up with him at ...
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What's the origin of the quote “You da man, Harry. You da man.”?

I'm sure it's from a film, and I'm fairly sure it's sort-of said under the breath, in a respectful manner - for example as though the subject, Harry is out of earshot anyway. (Similar to the bit at ...
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201 views

How did Dexter get away with his plan in the airport?

In the return of the series for Season 7, Dexter is obviously frustrated with what is going on in his life. In order to deal with his stress, he finds a new victim to prey upon Doing what I do best. ...
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What was the nature of Matt's gift to Kelly?

In The Girl Next Door's final scenes, we see Kelly receiving a gift on his newest shoot that is a box of his favourite Cuban Cigars, clearly sent by Matt with a note reading: The juice was worth the ...
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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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Water as a symbol in Fatal Attraction

I noticed the reoccurring use of water in the movie Fatal Attraction. When they first have the affair, the water from the sink appears. Then in the rabbit scene, there is boiling water. And at the ...
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the trick?

Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the tank trick? Is it because he is poor at tying it?
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Is it possible to tell who is who in each scene?

After reading the answer to this question: Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?, in which Angler was told by the wrong twin which knot resulted in his wife's death. Is it possible to tell ...
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How did the timeline work?

I'm not sure I quite understand how the timeline(s) of Looper works. You have the initial timeline (A), where Joe shoots himself, goes on to party, and then meets the asian woman. The Rain Maker ...
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What did the sign say?

At one point in Looper, someone comes out of the crops in the dark and walks towards the woman. Joe jumps out to save her to find that the person isn't a threat and has a sign on them. I didn't ...
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396 views

In “La jetée” does the time-traveler's body stay in the present time?

The film La jetée -- famous for inspiring 12 Monkeys -- appears to feature a method of time travel that is more psychological than mechanical. There is no time machine. Instead, a man who is known for ...
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490 views

An Animated Short Film About Horses Living In Heaven

A long time ago (about 16 years ago) I watched a large portion of an animated short film. Thinking about it now, I'm not sure it was suitable for an audience of 6-8 year olds. I still have some very ...
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105 views

Election (1999) vote count

In the movie Election, when McAllister secretly disposes two of Tracy's votes to reduce her vote count by 2, won't it also alter the vote counts for the Vice President? Since for both president and ...
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How does Dexter handle the logistics of his murders?

When Dexter murders someone he always prepares the room with: lots of plastic foil pictures of victims small details for atmosphere etc But we only see him dispose the bodies. The amount of ...
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Did one actor ever play two distinct characters in one scene in the Star Trek franchise?

There have been several times in the various Star Trek series when one actor interacted with himself/herself as a clone, Mirror Universe double, or other "alternate" version of the same basic ...
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206 views

Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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399 views

Why doesn't Angier dispose of the bodies in the tanks?

In the movie "The Prestige", after each "Real Transported Man" magic show, Angier doesn't dispose of his dead clones but just keeps them (along with the water tank). Does he think they are proof of ...
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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506 views

Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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What was the first tv show or movie to feature a character who travelled through time?

There have been many characters who have travelled through time but who was the first? Off the top of my head, I can only think of Ebenezer Scrooge and his 3 ghostly visitors. I'm not even sure that ...
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723 views

What happened in the end? Was it just a dream?

What happens at the end of The Burrowers? I watched it a few times but I don't understand it. Was it just a dream?
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Was 'The Driver' leaving the town at the end of Drive (2011)?

I saw Drive (2011) a little while ago. It was the second time I watched this movie. I am a little bit confused about the ending. Did the driver leave the town or went to meet Irene at the end?
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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542 views

Alien artefact on spaceship turns crew member into a killer

I remember seeing a movie around 2000-2005 on the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.). I believe that it had a wide release, but I'm not sure. The movie is about a space ship (I think they're ...
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Identify this TV Show - Australian Kids TV show 90s/00s

I remember watching a kids tv show in the late 90s / early 2000s about a kid or some kids who go to stay with a relative or something. They're definitely by the beach or somewhere and I think there ...
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543 views

Identify this movie with a very special kind of guillotine tobogan

I only remember one thing very clearly about the movie so I think it's going to be very hard to find. The movie was taking place a long time ago: maybe featuring vikings or romans (I know that is not ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead Engineer which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured the Alien vs. Predator movies (a Xenomorph). ...
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Why do TV networks air pilot episodes?

Why do TV networks air pilot episodes of a series that has already aired a first episode? Why do they call it a pilot episode? Irrespective of the result (good or bad ratings) of the pilot episode, ...
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In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy?

In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy? Is this a stage of being a toy or does Buzz have some sort of neurological dysfunction?
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What's the reason for the O'Ren-Ishii animation sequence?

Recently I've had the opportunity to watch Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1. It was lots of blood and gore. However, I liked the movie very much. The one which I liked most was, O'Ren-Ishii's lengthy ...
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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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149 views

Phone calls to the past - The Long Game

In the Doctor Who episode 'The Long Game' (Doctor Who 2005, Season 1, Episode 7), Adam makes multiple phone calls from the future back to his own time, leaving a message on his parents answering ...
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325 views

Hollyoaks Later filming style

Having watched Hollyoaks later this week I've noticed that it is filmed in a different style to regular Hollyoaks. Some colours seem washed out but others seem very vibrant, I was just wondering what ...
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384 views

Big Fat Quiz of the 90s background character identification

On the background to Alan & Phil's team on Big Fat Quiz of the 90s, who was the woman to the left of Liam Gallagher? (Far left of picture)
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170 views

Identify this movie: the protagonists are searching for what is beyond by reaching clinical death and coming back

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and can't really remember the details. What I remember is that the protagonists developed some way to achieve temporary clinical death. They are basically trying to ...
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In the movie “$9.99”, are the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment her ex-lovers?

Is it just an illusion that Lenny has when the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment start talking to him about bone removal? Or were they really Tanita's ex-lovers? The reason I am asking is after Lenny ...
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353 views

What was the first film to have a fight on top of a moving train?

The earliest I could locate was a Mexican film El Tren fantasma as described here. The General (1926) starring Buster Keaton was known for its action in a train, but I am unable to reliably establish ...
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How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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207 views

Is Dredd 3D an adaptation of a specific comic storyline?

Is the new Judge Dredd movie Dredd 3D an adaptation or inspired by a specific storyline in the comics or graphic novels?
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521 views

Elderly couple manipulate people in order to steal their bodies

I have once seen a movie (or a TV episode, but probably not) with the following plot: In the beginning, a reporter is making a story on immortality and does interview with a an elderly couple who ...

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