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Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid?

Why did the Engineer at the start of the movie drink the dark liquid? From Wikipedia: Above a waterfall, a humanoid alien consumes a dark liquid, and a hovering spacecraft departs. After ...
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What is the significance of exchanging names at the end of 12 Angry Men?

Throughout the film 12 Angry Men (1957) (as well as the other plays and films, I assume) the jurors do not know each other by name, only number. That is until the final scene when jurors 8 (the ...
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How did Starbucks, Fuddruckers, and Carl's Jr. respond to Idiocracy?

In the movie Idiocracy (2006), several real-life name brands are made fun of. The three I remember: Starbucks gives hand jobs Fuddruckers changes its name to "Buttf***ers" Carl's Jr. changes its ...
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Why did the ring affect Frodo so much and not Bilbo?

Every time Frodo put on the ring the Eye of Sauron could see where he was and almost see into his soul as well. Frodo appeared to suffer hugely when he put the ring on. Bilbo was able to turn ...
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What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus?

After watching Prometheus I don't have a clear idea of why the Engineers created the human beings. Because, if they created humans so that they can test their bio-weapons on us, then it makes sense, ...
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Do Frodo and Bilbo live forever at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Elrond mentions that going to The Undying Land which is west of Middle Earth allows Elves to be immortal. Does this apply to other creatures such as Hobbits? I know Frodo and Bilbo Baggins go there ...
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Origin of “knife to a gunfight” quote

I hope this question isn't too tirivial, but in The Punisher Harry Heck says to Frank You are one dumb son of a bitch. Bringing a knife to a gunfight. right before Frank kills him making said ...
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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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What makes a movie a prequel?

It seems there is a difference of opinion as to what the definition of a prequel is on this question Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel? So what are the defining characteristics of a ...
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How much was Ridley Scott actually influenced on Alien?

In this Cracked article http://www.cracked.com/article_19852_5-famous-movies-that-shamelessly-ripped-off-obscure-ones.html it states that Ridley Scott ripped off two other lesser know movies to make ...
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Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel?

One of Ridley Scott's most exclaimed science fiction movies is Alien. It's also one of the few movies that does not have a city scape. When involved in the re-release in 2003 he started to want to ...
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Why did Roy let Deckard live?

Near the end of Blade Runner, Deckard enters Sebastian’s apartment, gets ambushed and kills the girl. He then gets chased around the apartment by Roy, who leads Deckard to believe that he is going to ...
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What does the origami represent in Blade Runner?

Throughout Blade Runner we see Gaff (Edward James Olmos) making origami figures at various points in the movie. He makes a chicken, matchstick men and at the end of the film there is a unicorn waiting ...
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Why did Blade Runner deviate from the source novel so significantly?

In Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' there are key aspects of the plot of the novel that are completely excluded from Blade Runner, including: That animals have almost ...
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Does Ridley Scott's Director's Cut releases hurt his movies?

While reading his wiki page it says that: Running alongside his enthusiasm for DVD, Scott is sometimes considered the "father" of the director's cut, though the impetus to produce such versions has ...
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Why did Joshua go to Murtaugh's house instead of fleeing?

During Lethal Weapon, after Riggs and Murtaugh escape their captives after being tortured, Riggs chases down Joshua, the mercenary, but he gets away. Joshua then proceeds to go to Murtaugh's house, ...
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Movie Title versus Movie Context

What's the significance of certain movie titles with respect to their context? I mean, take for example, these 3 movies (spoilers ahead, be warned): Winter's Bone Raising Arizona Monster's Ball I ...
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If Wolverine's skeleton is completely bonded with adamantium, why are his teeth still white?

In "X-Men Origins Wolverine", Logan undergoes an operation to have adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Why doesn't the adamantium bond to his teeth?
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Why does Banner finally allow the Hulk to come out?

During the course of the Avengers, you see Mr Banner talk about his alter ego as just another entity inside of himself. Afraid, reluctant and very much un-willing to let him out, even if it means his ...
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What is the reason for the color scheming of Nolan's Batman franchise?

Throughout the three Batman films, there has been one running theme in common. Each movie has its own color scheme. Batman Begins - Brown & Black The Dark Knight - Blue & Red Dark Knight ...
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What is Scott Pilgrim's motivation for fighting Gideon the second time?

After his demise to Gideon towards the end of the movie. Scott is trapped in the deserted sub-space world, left to contemplate his mistakes for, seemingly, eternity. However, he suddenly remembers ...
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Where did they get all of the gum from?

When the Wyld Stallyons in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure have a breakdown in their time-machine, they just have all of their historical buds chew some gum and patch the antennae back together in ...
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Did Tyler Durden forget his name?

Ed Norton plays the Narrator or Jack ( due to reading a book that described someone called Jack's body parts from a 1st person perspective). Meanwhile Brad Pitt is introduced as Tyler Durden. Later ...
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When grabbing the commisoner what is Tyler Durden actually doing?

In the movie there is a scene where the group grab the police commissioner at fund raiser and drag him into the bathroom to threaten him so that he doesn't follow through on a vow to take down their ...
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Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?

When I was a child, we rented a children's movie one day from Jumbo Video during the 1980's. My mother slept through it, but my sister and I watched it. It was definitely animated, and may have been ...
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Are Spartans part of the upcoming movie 300: Rise of an Empire? [closed]

In future planned film 300: Rise of an Empire, are the Spartans also playing a part in the movie or are they focusing only on Xerxes and another arc of the story like a parallel story. I didn't find ...
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What did Griffin show the Colonel to convince him in Men in Black 3?

I'm wondering what exactly is shown to the colonel by Griffin near the end of Men in Black 3 (MIB3). I don't remember exactly what the colonel answered when J asked him what he saw, but it was pretty ...
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How can Jacoby be with Lana and Ben at the same time?

In Twin Peaks episode 21 (aka season 2, episode 14), we see Dr Jacoby at the Great Northern helping Ben work through his 'Civil War' insanity. Later though we see him walking ou at the Sheriff's ...
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Why is the German version of Prometheus released 2 months after the world premiere?

Usually Big Blockbusters are timed to be released in major countries at roughly the same time. This even includes movies that are dubbed for localised version. The London premiere was on 31 May 2012 ...
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Where in Middle Earth is the Paths of the Dead?

The Paths of the Dead is where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli go to recruit the undead army to fight for Gondor. The most detailed map of Middle Earth I could find is here. From reading on Wikipedia it ...
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In the BBC Planet Earth trailer - where is the sky diver jumping?

BBC created Planet Earth series a few years ago. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p00fxg1n - if you go to 0.25 (screenshot below) it shows a sky diver jumping ...
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Did Neil Marshall deliberately reference The Matrix in Dog Soldiers?

In the film Dog Soldiers by Neil Marshall, the following dialogue occurs between two characters: Where is Spoon? There is no Spoon The Spoon referenced in the dialogue was one of the ...
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How are movies chosen for the MTV Movie Awards?

Every year MTV hosts the MTV Movie Awards. How are the movies nominated, what movies can be nominated, and how are the winners chosen?
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How is Agent J able to get the time-travel device in Men in Black 3?

In Men in Black 3, Agent J (Will Smith) goes to see Jeffrey Price in the electronics store to obtain the time-travel device built by Price's father that J can then use to travel back to 1969 to avert ...
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Is the street fight in “They Live” the longest clocked street fight in a film?

Now discounting satires or films that are specifically about fighting... Is the brawl between Nada and Frank in "They Live" the longest non-stop fight in a film? It's clocked at around 5 minutes of ...
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How did Thor know Loki was on the plane?

During the movie Avengers, we are first introduced to Thor when he crashes the party on the plane, taking his brother Loki to get the location of the Tesseract from him. How did Thor know that Loki ...
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Is Tony in love with Gina?

Throughout Brian DiPalma's 1983 classic, Scarface, Tony Montana has an odd relationship with his sister Gina. His attitude toward her ranges from overprotective to jealous to generous, and just about ...
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Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?

I see from the trailers for the new Hobbit film that Frodo Baggins is in it. It has been a while since I read the book but I don't remember Frodo being in it. Was his addition only for the movie ...
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What is J.J. LaRoche's dark secret?

In the season 3 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane threatens J.J. LaRoche to expose his secret if he doesn't give him his suspect list. LaRoche's secret is something he keeps in a tupperware in his safe. ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At then end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer then dies. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. ...
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What is the name of old lego racing animated series?

I remember watching a lego animated "cartoon" somewhere back in nineties but I can't seem to be able to google the name of it. I remember episodes about cars/formulas racing each other. It could be ...
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Why is the white ranger's transformation different in Power Rangers Dino Thunder?

In Power Rangers Dino Thunder the Red, Yellow, and Blue ranger don't transform when they first touch a Dinogem. Tommy Oliver modifiest their gems to morph them into rangers. However, Trent Mercer, the ...
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Why was Not Safe for Work repremiered as Clipaholics?

A long while ago, a new TV show called Not Safe for Work premiered on truTV. It was a total crap show and I didn't enjoy a moment of the two episodes that aired. Apparently a lot of people agreed ...
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Detective Leander Sydnor - What was the point?

You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of 'The Wire' than me. The writing was superlative; amongst the very best ever. Having said that, I always struggled with Detective Leander Sydnor's ...
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How do they film minors smoking?

Many movies depict children and minors (and non smoking actors) actively smoking a cigarette and blowing actual smoke. How is that done?
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How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies?

According to a number of sources , cruelty to animals is an offence and it is punishable in most countries. But in historical film it's inevitable, because if a film is looking to be historically ...
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Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?

I am going to watch "The Avengers", and I was wondering do I need to have watched any of the films such as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America etc to understand Avengers?
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Kids in a post-apocalyptic world playing a hockey-like game

I've been trying to remember the name of a movie I saw once, when I was younger. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Water is rationed and the world is basically a desert. All the water ...
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For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?

Magneto spends the better part of the X-Men trilogy trying to exterminate all human life on earth, being imprisoned and subsequently killing his way out. Afterwards, why was he left free to roam sunny ...
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How did they get to Singapore in Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End?

I imagine it's safe to assume Pirates of the Caribbean is based in the Caribbean. Do we assume that when they go to Singapore at the beginning of the film that they sailed all the way down around the ...

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