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762 views

In Skyfall, why did M order Eve to "take the shot?

Why was it so important for M that Eve take a risky shot that ended up killing Bond, until he turned out to be faking it? Was the bad guy such an immediate threat that it was worth losing Bond?
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165 views

Help identify a film with a class of teenaged kids touring a secure facility/fortress

I saw a trailer last year (I think) which showed a group of teenage/college kids walking around what look liked a secure underground facility. It didn't look like it was set in the future or anything, ...
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2answers
615 views

Was the Greatjon at the Red Wedding?

So we know that most of Robb's banners were at the Red Wedding but we also know that most of House Umber weren't, Greatjon Umber stops being mentioned in the episodes leading up to the event so I ...
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2answers
335 views

What is funny about Yokomichi Yonosuke's name?

In Yokomichi Yonosuke (A story of Yonosuke) each time Yonosuke introduces himself other people seem to be amused by his name. Why is that? Is this some kind of Japanese wordplay?
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1answer
314 views

Do jazz/classical musicians find “Whiplash” accurate?

I find "Whiplash" to be a great movie, literally a masterpiece, but here's what I want to ask. I'm coding and writing articles for a living, and in 95% percents of cases when I see programmers or ...
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3answers
2k views

How do you explain the car crash scene in Fight Club?

It bothers me, all of it. Why isn't Edward Norton's character driving during the car crash scene in Fight Club? How is he then pulled out by Tyler? How does that work?
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1answer
214 views

Who was Beni calling a “bastard” in The Mummy?

Who was the Mummy's morally destitute henchman (formerly Rick O'Connell's sidekick) Beni calling a bastard when Imhotep caused Winston's plane to crash? I just watched the film again, and I can never ...
4
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1answer
283 views

Why didn't Vlad make his wife drink his vampire blood?

Why didn't Vlad the Impaler make his wife drink his vampire blood just when she was about to die in Dracula Untold? It would have set him free from the curse, and afterwards he could have drunk her ...
8
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2answers
682 views

Why was the incident involving Sonny so over the top?

In The Godfather, knowing that Sonny was a hothead and would immediately go to Connie's house after Carlo beats her up, he is ambushed at the highway toll booth by (presumably) Tattaglia men. The ...
4
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1answer
343 views

Is this an homage to Trading Places?

In episode 6 of Unbreakable Kimmy there is a scene where the rich daughter's friends are sat around a fountain (at about 18:30 into the episode) and a girl says 'and she stepped on the ball' ...
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1answer
122 views

Teen movie with a party and a funeral at the same time

Ok, here it goes: group of students are planning to have a party behind the principals back. A funeral of a deceased student is due the same date as the party, therefore the principal believes it's ...
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2answers
280 views

What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?

There is a relatively new show on the SyFy network called Wizard Wars. The format is somewhat of a ripoff of cooking shows like Chopped and Iron Chef; two teams of magicians are each given the same ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does Robert Baratheon want to “Burn them all”?

So, in one of the very first episodes of Game of Thrones, Robert Baratheon and Barristan Selmy are telling war stories whilst the Kingslayer stands guard. Robert, who is severely drunk, asked Jaime ...
3
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1answer
84 views

Looking for movie based in early 20th century

Looking for a movie, it's probably 5 years old or so. I can remember in the beginning (I believe?) it was a bank robbery in London where a tank was used to break down the walls to get in, happened at ...
14
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1answer
1k views

Why does The Hound never take the black?

So if there's one thing that the Hound loves in this world of Game of Thrones it's killing stuff, as far as I can tell he never gives a second thought as to whom he's fighting or why he's doing it. It ...
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0answers
51 views

Why was Schillinger so brutal in the very beginning even if he hoped for parole?

In the TV series Oz, Vernon Schillinger (leader of the Aryan Brotherhood) raped the new prisoner and former laywer Tobias Beecher. Also, he tattooed him with an swastika. If Beecher wanted, he could ...
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1answer
497 views

Why the Angels and not the Dodgers in The Naked Gun?

This question has plagued me since I was a kid. The culminating scene at the end of The Naked Gun takes place at a baseball stadium, purported to be occupied by the California Angels. But that ...
1
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1answer
166 views

Two brothers got separated

What's the movie were a mother left her two boys in a hotel and the youngest got lost. They found him in like 10 years. The woman who adopted him was in the hotel when she saw him. When the two ...
4
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1answer
214 views

Looking for a movie between 2005 and 2010 about a betrayed FBI agent

Looking for a movie where an FBI agent is betrayed. For some reason (he gets a note that he has to be there for a conversation, but no one shows up) the agent sits in a (I thought Irish or Italian) ...
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1answer
242 views

Name of a series where a guy owns a boxing place [closed]

I watched a series a year or two (or even three?) ago in which a guy owns a boxing place.. and the main character sort of "handles" stuff as his job. And the main character and the owner of the boxing ...
3
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2answers
305 views

Looking for a “Space Nazi” movie from mid 2000s

I remember seeing a movie about 8 or so years ago. It was a rather interesting science fiction movie that was very well directed for being as old as it was. I don't remember the plot, only a short ...
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2answers
88 views

Flame for the thumb

This movie I saw back in 90's or maybe end of 80's. There was a boy with I think super natural powers and here a man with him I think I help that boy to read some place. The only scene I remember ...
3
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1answer
102 views

Does anybody recognise what this tv show is? I thought it was The Outer Limits but maybe no?

So, at least 15 years ago I watched what I thought was an episode of The Outer Limits which was really good. But as I've looked back through the synopsis of them I can't find it so I'm hoping that ...
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2answers
305 views

Arrow passing through rings?

The scene was something like this guy was not in the town for a while, he comes back in disguise or so and they have a challenge to pass the arrow in the middle of rings it was like a bar and he does ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is it called Movie 43?

Why is it called Movie 43? I saw the movie more than once, but didn't find what the number 43 means.
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1answer
459 views

Why does everyone hate Meg?

Simply put, why does everyone hate Meg? With most things in Family Guy, I'm expecting there to be some reference or joke being played out. Off the top of my head I can see if instead Chris were the ...
2
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1answer
288 views

Medieval period movie with life size chess scene played out by village folk, turns into semi-orgy

So around 30? years ago (1984+/-) my parents were watching a movie? on TV (similar theme to today's "Reign" TV show) e.g. set in a medieval time period and I was in the room (likely playing LEGO not ...
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2answers
9k views

Is there actually an episode of Lassie whereby someone deduces from Lassie's barking that Timmy is trapped in a well?

The catchphrase "Timmy fell down a well", originating from the TV-show Lassie, is a common idiom in popular culture played for humorous effect, especially when deducing that fact from Lassie's ...
7
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1answer
261 views

A young punk gets mentored by a classy old gentlemen

I've been trying for ages to find the title of a film that I watched once when I was a child. The story, as I remember it, goes like this: A relatively young, 20-30-ish guy, very hot-headed, but with ...
1
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1answer
303 views

Looking for a film about a youth who gets cut off from his family and goes off to Italy

I'm looking for a movie, basically here's how the story goes: Parents cut their kid off and give him some money to start off with. Instead, he books a flight to Italy and meets an Italian guy who is ...
4
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2answers
252 views

Why is not a single grounder deformed in The 100?

Due to the radiation, at least some of them should have been deformed. The people in the desert produced deformed offspring, and the deformed were outcast, or killed. But all grounders are very ...
1
vote
1answer
212 views

Looking for name of a very old short cartoon

So I'm looking for an old short cartoon I used to watch on Cartoon Network in the early-90's. The cartoon was one of those stand alone, independent pieces, and it felt and looked like "Symphony in ...
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1answer
225 views

Movie name from a scene? [homeless guy - i was reading that when I was in college]

I don't remember much about this, unfortunately, only this scene, vaguely, where there is a college student in some park, and there is a homeless guy (passing by, I think) and says to him something ...
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1answer
445 views

Why no children?

In Breaking Bad it seemed that the Schraders loved White's kids very much and enjoyed having them in their place. Is there in-series explanation why they didn't have their own? Same question about the ...
9
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1answer
210 views

Why the delay in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The upcoming Batman v Superman movie was delayed by close to a year. The reason quoted in wiki is - "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story". Does anyone ...
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1answer
2k views

Stock manipulation in The Taking of Pelham 123

I don't understand the "put options" (as I have read in Wikipedia) manipulation of stock prices in the movie The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Can anyone explain this in a simple way?
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1answer
134 views

Why was the doll from Annabelle so treasured?

Couple of instances that point to the unexplained & inexplicable importance of the doll sans as the conduit. First, at the beginning, when John gives the doll as a gift to Mia, when she ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why did Nicky do what he did to Jess in New Orleans?

So in Focus, Nicky leaves Jess in the car right after the big betting scene in New Orleans. I don't see why he did that. He wasn't being chased by cops or anyone. He wasn't in danger that he did it ...
2
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1answer
381 views

Why do some movies have photoshopped pictures of the 'family'

I've seen it on quite a few movies where they show pictures of the family in some past gathering or with friends but usually they are photoshopped in some background or their faces are shopped onto ...
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1answer
448 views

How do they make the boy in City of god cry in the scene where he gets shot in the foot

There is a scene in the film city of god where the local drug dealers go mess around with some kids and all of them run away but they trapped 2 and he tells them where do you want to get shot? And ...
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1answer
140 views

werewolf movie identification

It was made in the early to mid 2000's; all i recall is that a woman was engaged to a man who was a werewolf, they had to kill the 'source' the original werewolf and a line that ran something like ...
2
votes
1answer
253 views

Movie about kids(teens?) talking to an old-man ghost who looks like Yoda

I remember seeing a movie on VHS back in the 90's (the film itself looked like it could've been from any time in the 80's all the way to the early 90's), about a group of kids (possibly teenagers, or ...
2
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2answers
104 views

What's up with the Marine uniforms in this episode of Scorpion?

In the Scorpion, episode, "Once Bitten, Twice Die," Latvian and Belarussian diplomats come to America to hash out a peace treaty and avert World War III. The stuff about Walter and a possum getting ...
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1answer
362 views

Help me find this Suspense/Thriller movie

Unfortunately, I only remember one scene; a projectile is shot into a room from a building across the street. It's an arrow/grappling hook with a wire attached. A guy uses it to enter a room with a ...
6
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1answer
355 views

Does time stop when the fourth wall is broken?

Throughout the first, second, and newly third season of House of Cards, produced under Netflix, protagonist Francis Underwood often "breaks the fourth wall" and speaks directly to the audience rather ...
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3answers
606 views

A group of old men rob a bank/crack a safe

I can't remember the name of this movie, all I know is it was a Hollywood movie about a group of old guys who either rob a bank or crack a safe. I want to say they were all retired old-school ...
0
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1answer
587 views

80's fantasy movie with an extremely fast furry creature

The movie was live-action. It was most probably fantasy, but could have also been s-f. I've watched it on VHS between 1989 and 1994, so it was most probably from the 80's. I don't remember any ...
9
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1answer
2k views

Why is Birdman subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance?

Birdman is a movie about a theater play that tells a lot about movies, movie stars, actor and Hollywood. I wonder why it is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Is it meant as ... ...
3
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1answer
852 views

What was that old movie where the guy got turned into a stone statue

I need help to identify a movie I saw when I was 4 year old (1984) - the movie is older. I saw this movie where at the end (that's all I remember), there's this guy who got turned to stone (earlier in ...
1
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1answer
280 views

Song Identification: The Farm: Angola, USA funeral dirge

It has been many years since I've watched The Farm: Angola, USA (I saw it as an Investigative Reports special on A&E), but there is a song sung by the prisoners as they're burying Bones (that may ...

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