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Why is Sansa Stark so important?

In Season 3 Episode 6 Sansa is dragged all across the story, for who she's supposed to marry. I don't quite understand why she's so important. Because there is her brother Rob, who is the King of ...
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363 views

Movie where two couples are stuck inside because of an airborne disease?

I remember seeing a trailer for a movie where one couple visits another and the two are stuck together in the house because of an airborne disease outside. Other people come along and knock on the ...
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What is the Wuxi Finger hold with which Po defeats Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...
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The sign outside Vito Corleone's house

In The Godfather, Part II, it is shown that Vito Corleone's olive oil business is called "Genco Import Co." However, near the end of The Godfather, there is a sign outside his house as the family ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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Similarities of Pixar and Dreamworks: any published explanation?

It is well known that for many years, Pixar and Dreamworks released very similar movies at the same time: Finding Nemo and Shark Tale Wall-E and Robots (see comments) The Wild and Madagascar ...
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Is the Tribute selection in The Hunger Games rigged?

When the tributes are selected at the start of the film is the selection process rigged? It's implied during the film that the selection process is random, but there are a few indicators that it might ...
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Is there any common/regular business model for film production companies?

I noticed that there're more than 500 movies released every year in US. But very few of them can be really successful. How do those worse ones make money? What is their business model?
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Is the “fear of death” the most powerful impulse of the spirit for Batman?

Movie super-heroes are commonly shown to be fearless. In Dark Knight Rises, fearlessness is discussed directly: Blind Prisoner: You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you ...
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695 views

Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
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217 views

WW II romantic comedy with the line “Thanks for the add”

I'm racking my brain trying to remember an American made (ca. early 1940s?) war film about Americans at war, perhaps with some romantic comedy aspects to it. Main reason for interest: Mess scene in ...
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315 views

Were the direct references to Die Hard and Under Siege made on purpose?

While Olympus Has Fallen was in its main theme and overall plot quite similar to many action movies of that kind, there were two particular scenes that I understood as direct references to two genre ...
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4k views

What is the message of the movie Spring Breakers?

Taking into account the ending of Spring Breakers, what is the larger message that the viewer is supposed to take away from the movie? Is there one?
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116 views

How exactly is the movie a comedy?

Considering that both Wikipedia and IMDb have classified Spring Breakers as a comedy-drama, I'd like to know what exactly are the comic elements of the movie? The Britney Spears references? James ...
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Does “Central Perk” cafe exist?

Does "Central Perk" cafe exist in reality? Or did it ever exist in reality? I am guessing they used a set for that cafe but is there a real one?
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How did Kang get the last Cerberus code?

In Olympus Has Fallen the terrorist leader Kang repeatedly threatens staff members to get their Cerberus access codes. After torturing them too much the president always gives in and instructs them to ...
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633 views

Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
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413 views

Significance of Sam Roger's dog references?

In 2011's Margin Call, what is the significance of the recurring references to Sam Roger's (Kevin Spacey) dog? Edit (fleshing out question): Does he have the dog put down? He does mention that it is ...
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1answer
239 views

How is Extreme Weight Loss filmed?

Each episode of Extreme Weight Loss cover about a year. There are currently four episodes released for the current season. For this show to not take forever to release they must be overlapping the ...
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1answer
189 views

How does CMR work exactly?

I would like to know the actual facts from the TV-show. How come Alec Sadler immediately 'tunes in' to Keira's CMR? Was he always listening? If so what wireless medium (in the spectrum) and ...
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1answer
2k views

Why didn't they change the intro in House MD from season 4 to reflect the new doctors?

From Season 4, House has three new doctors as part of his team and the previous three just appear off an on. Why didn't the show's creators update the intro to show the new team? It always shows ...
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2answers
239 views

Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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1answer
352 views

“Fast forward effect” in Mad Max

In Mad Max and Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior), there are several scenes (often fast scenes, like car chases), where the film seems to be running on "fast forward". The characters move very quick and it ...
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1answer
340 views

Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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193 views

What poster is this?

From one of the last scenes in Scary Movie 2, where Cindy is on the phone with her dad. She is in a room with the bird and you can see 3 posters on the wall, one in the middle is for 2 pac. I want to ...
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157 views

What movie is being mocked?

In Scary Movie 2, there is a scene where Cindy is on top of the professor in a Red dress. They hear a noise and Cindy says, "She suspects something". Professor says, "Who" and Cindy replies, "Your ...
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112 views

Was that Julie Newmar on Thriller's S01E28?

In the Thriller episode, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (S01E28, 11 Apr. 1961), was that Julie Newmar as one of the victims? I looked up Pamela Curran and Jill Livesey and they don't look like her, but ...
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111 views

Air Force courier with deadly biological agent caught in hostage drama

I saw this on TV in, I believe, the early 80s. It's about a group of people that are being held hostage by kidnappers and among them is an Air Force officer that is acting as a secret courier for a ...
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310 views

When does “Serenity” take place during the timeline?

The timeline page on wikia for Firefly seems to indicate that Serenity takes place sometime after the TV series, but having watched the TV series and the movie, this doesn't make sense. Serenity (the ...
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What characters in Monsters Inc. have cameos in Monsters University?

I loved Monsters University, but it was such a complex movie that I had trouble catching all of the characters from Monsters Inc. For instance, George Sanderson, the 'sock' guy from the first film, is ...
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390 views

Why can't movies be released in homes? [closed]

I wonder if there is such a system where by people can enjoy movies sitting at their homes.This is can prove beneficial for both movie makers and their team as a business point of view as well as ...
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Why does Hank throw Tuco's 'grill' into the river?

At the end of S2E5 of Breaking Bad ("Breakage"), Hank throws Tuco's 'grill' he claimed as a trophy upon killing him, into a river. What motivated him to do this? This episode shows Hank: get a ...
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2k views

Movie about a man who goes to prison for shooting one of his family's murderers

I saw this American movie on TV 1 or 2 years ago. I got halfway through then the recording stopped. A brief description follows: A family orders Pizza for home delivery. The doorbell rings. The wife ...
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1answer
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Hunters who hunt people through a forest

The movie starts in a forest when a few friends meet in the cottage. Next day after a party, a group of them force a guy (or guys) to run through the middle some forest (probably Alaska) and the ...
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250 views

Identify this crime drama with strong female lead

I have been Googling for a good 20-30 minutes and cannot find it. The show is set in Appalachia (West Virginia?) and features a crime family with a 50+ year old female as the head of the family. A ...
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Lucky people in high stakes bets and a Russian roulette finale

The hero of the movie somehow gets into a group of very lucky people. They become very rich because they are very lucky in completing crazy bets like, for example, crossing a highway full of cars with ...
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Does Q in Star Trek always have blue lips?

In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?
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Why did the aliens let a 50 year old ship into the Mothership?

In the movie Independence Day Captain Hiller (Smith) and David (Goldblum) fly an alien-ship that had been in our possession since the 1950s (explicitly mentioned more than once in the movie) into the ...
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1answer
270 views

Did Dempsey and Makepeace have some intimacy together?

In good old Dempsey and Makepeace , there was excellent tension between them during the whole series. Dempsey wanted to win her over, but Makepeace was cooling him down all the time ;-). Did they ...
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1answer
259 views

Movie where man and woman compete who has more scars

It was a movie with man and woman, both in police or some other profession which involved danger. And there was a tension between those two. There was some scene where they were in the room, trying to ...
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1answer
364 views

Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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90S (?) movie, blonde actress, seedy big city, drugs, porn, mind control, strippers, and a eunuch

I barely remember seeing this movie, it has such weird things happening, but it was sometime in the 90s. There was a gorgeous blonde, thought it was Kim Basinger, but apparently not, according to ...
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A movie which ended with all rebels crucified on the road to Rome

I am looking for an old movie (50's or 60's) Which was about the Roman era, and depicted at the end a huge Slave revolt, which ended with the Roman winning, and crucifying all the revolting slaves on ...
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End of Ame Agaru

I just watched Ame Agaru (aka After the Rain) and I don't really understand the end of the film. The Lord of the fief was supposed to catch Misawa, to accept him as Master-of-Arms. But he didn't! The ...
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Has it been officially announced that Star Wars Ep VII will be in 3D?

While reading this article, I noticed the throw-away line at the end which states that the new Star Wars film due for release in 2015 will be in 3D. Granted, I understand that most of the tent-pole ...
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3answers
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Does Kanima's mythology match any historical stories/works or is it only written for Teen Wolf?

In Teen Wolf Season 2, a new creature called a Kanima appears, which is a part of the major plot line. My question is, is this Kanima creature all made up for the Teen wolf series, or is it inspired ...
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502 views

Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?

In Les Miserables (2012), when Jean Valjean is confronted by Javert in the hospital, he says that if he is allowed to ensure Cosette's safety he will turn himself in in 3 days. JVJ: Before you say ...

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