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292 views

Why do cable and TV have watermarks on their programming?

When I first got Cable TV I noted that most programs had an intrusive logo on the top or bottom corners that distract from the movie watching. In time I canceled my subscription as I didn't see why I ...
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2answers
4k views

Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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469 views

What 70s/80s sci-fi movie took place on a space station where the oxygen is running out? [closed]

Need to identify a sci-fi movie from the 70s/80s. It involved a woman on a space station of some sort who was slowly dying due to lack of oxygen. She has a photo of her kids on her desk when she ...
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125 views

Name of movie where a red ballon is the star

I saw most of this movie back in the early 90's at school. No idea how old it was back then. Doubt it was a blockbuster movie. Possibly foreign. The movie was about a red balloon that seemed to be ...
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186 views

What is the name of the movie with two scuba divers that are abandoned at sea?

Two scuba divers go out on a boat with other divers. When the come back up the boat is gone. The rest of the movie follows the two of them as they try to survive in the ocean all by themselves.
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290 views

Why did Beowulf bring the prized gift to the cave?

The golden drinking horn proved useful in the cave, but it did not look like Beowulf (from the 2007 movie) knew it would. Why did he bring it, especially since his sole purpose to visit that cave was ...
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451 views

Is it a real database or a directors' fantasy in “criminal minds”?

Kinda childish question... but I'm pretty interested in what daabase is used in the FBI TV drama Criminal Minds? They use query language with tabs to form a request that looks something like this: ...
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1answer
665 views

Identify horror movie taking place in a psychiatric hospital

I tried googling this movie but couldn't find it out. I saw it originally around 2007 if I recall correctly, it's a horror movie taking place in a psychiatric hospital. The plot starts when a new ...
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2answers
455 views

An anime tv show from the early 90's, that I can't seem to identify or find anywhere

Back in the early 90's, I used to wake up really early in the morning to watch this anime tv show that was only on at that time for me. It was essentially an anime version of Power Rangers. A group ...
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2answers
233 views

Identity a medieval film where the hero has claws

This was a live action film made, probably, in the 60s or 70s. It is set in a pseudo medieval world but I do not recall there being magic. Towards the beginning of them film the hero is trying to ...
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1answer
182 views

Can anyone identify this Bollywood movie circa 1980s? [closed]

Does anybody know the name of the Bollywood movie in this Youtube clip?
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428 views

What movie has the quote “Too much talking, not enough fighting!”

I remember the saying as per title and it was very funny when I heard it. It was said in a "Mexican" style accent and I'm positive it was a comedy. It's been bugging me for a while now and hope ...
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285 views

I need the Title to this zombie film

A small group of teens are going to or leaving prom nite and they get hit by a truck transporting chemicals or something and it brings them back as zombies. I think it's a late 80S early 90s film and ...
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190 views

Trying to find a movie from the '80s about warriors put on an island to fight for their country instead of war

As I remember of the story line, each country would send their champion to jungle island to fight it out in a 'winner take all' battle with other country's champions instead of their respective ...
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191 views

What movie had the quote, “It's not that I Hate my father, I just feel better when he's not around”?

I am trying to remember/find the movie that had the quote that went something like this: It's not that I hate my father, it's just that I feel better when he's not around. I must have the quote ...
3
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1answer
94 views

Why did Paul return from the darkness?

During the beginning of the movie, Paul ends up disappearing into the darkness like most everyone else. However, Luke ends up finding him, pretty beat up, in a bus stop lit by solar powered lights. ...
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1answer
118 views

Trying to remember a movie about North African freedom fighters battling a European power

I watched it as a young kid so it had to be an early or mid 80's movie. World War I era. North Africans fighting for freedom from a European power. An older man leads the North Africans and I think he ...
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2answers
1k views

Do the maids' apron designs indicate position?

I was watching Downton Abbey recently and noticed that Anna and Gwen have different maids' apron designs. Does their apron design indicate rank in some way? I know they are maids for ...
3
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1answer
223 views

80's film where guy gives his intoxicated lover a lethal injection

At the risk of giving you a bad steer, I thought the guy was James Spader, but I can't find anything in IMDB of his that sounds right. He's playing a disreputable character, I think he has a couple of ...
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1answer
182 views

Trying to find a movie about a crazy kid hunting down killer mobsters

I just saw a couple of snippets of this movie a couple of years ago but it seemed interesting. A little like 'Home Alone' but with a mean streak. This expressionless faced teen was actually trying to ...
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115 views

Do the powers in Heroes manifest only once a generation?

I just started watching Season 2. Claire and Takedo Kensei can both heal. West and Nathan Petrelli can both fly. So does a power manifest only once within a generation?
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0answers
200 views

Why doesn't Aman's wife comes back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the difference?
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4k views

What is the significance of the “Remember Sammy Jenkins” tattoo?

Why did Leonard Shelby have a "Remember Sammy Jenkins" tattoo? Why did he need this tattoo? Leonard has anterograde amnesia, that means he can have his past memories before the accident but not new ...
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1answer
90 views

Can SciFi gadget be considered prior art?

Patents are received when there is no prior art. That is, you cannot patent things that are already in the public domain. So, take the iPad, I'd swear that Star Trek Next Generation uses iPads. Its ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Why the change in style between seasons 2 and 3 in Red Dwarf?

While changes as a TV series progresses in normal, there seems to have been an inordinate amount of change between Red Dwarf's season 2 and 3. To list a few: The title sequence changed from the ...
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2answers
414 views

Did Ridley Scott include slowly rotating fans in Prometheus?

In most (or all) of Ridley Scott movies there is at least one scene with slowly rotating fans. Sometimes light is shining from behind the fan casts shadows on a heavy smoke atmosphere. This is very ...
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1answer
3k views

How did Conrad come back to life after the gunshot in “The Game”?

In The Game, At the end of the movie Conrad was shot by his own brother Nicholas Van Orton. But Conrad came back to life at the very end of the movie. How does it possible? Because, Nicholas Van ...
4
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1answer
325 views

Where did the Tribble noises come from?

Star Trek's Tribbles are known for two distinctive sounds they make: a soothing coo/purr noise when they're petted, and a harsh, grinding shriek to express their dislike of Klingons. Have the cast or ...
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1answer
376 views

How slow motion Holi scenes are shot?

I always want to know that how holi scene with slow motion gets captured. Is it purely a slow motion or is it CGI or any other technique? Below are some screenshots to demonstrate the effect ...
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1answer
131 views

In which sitcom characters are baffled by new software?

I remember seeing a sitcom where the boss had installed some new software and the characters had difficulties using it. I thought it may have been The Office (US) with Ryan's new website, but judging ...
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2k views

What happened at the end of Prometheus Movie?

I watched Prometheus Movie last night. Though I found a good concept here, I still have some questions about it. There were some scenes that picture holographic images. I don't get from where they ...
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3answers
299 views

In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?

In the movie "Prometheus" the android David flawlessly executes a seemingly endless range of tasks: learns to read and speak an alien language shoots a basketball with precision keeps the spaceship ...
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1answer
95 views

Does Marius sell out the revolutionary cause at the end in Les Miserables?

In the movie version of Les Miserables, the final scene is the very upper class and opulent wedding of Marius and Cosette. Is Marius completely selling out the revolutionary cause and abandoning all ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the deal with the assassins/bodyguards in “The Reichenbach Fall”?

In "The Reichenbach Fall", we learn that several hired assassins have moved into the apartments surrounding the one John and Sherlock share. They actually save Sherlock from getting hit by cars a few ...
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1answer
246 views

Why are the plot recap and opening title sequence of The West Wing in standard definition when the rest of the episode is high definition?

The West Wing was shot on film and six of the seven seasons were broadcast in high definition. Warner Brothers made all seasons available in high definition through download and streaming, but the ...
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1answer
155 views

Identify this film where boy chooses his life over his mothers in front of a ghost

Genre - horror Story - A boys journey throughout a road is shown. Where he faces different things. A dog(May be German Shepard ) which attacks him and many other weird things. The main plot is about ...
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2answers
995 views

What is the genre of movies with multiple interrelated plots called?

There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others. Is there a specific name given or ...
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Is the pit in Dark Knight Rises a representation of Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit?

Everyone familiar with Batman universe would be quite familiar with Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit. Given the realism shown in the Batman movies by Nolan, for instance Bane's character and his mask. In ...
2
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1answer
119 views

A Train Robbery

I've looking for this movie: (I think its a famous classical movie but when I Google it, the words are so common that I can't find anything relevant) The movie is about a robbery in a train, for a ...
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1answer
280 views

In Spartacus, can gladiators break a roman formation?

In the series Spartacus, season 3 episode 6, it appears that a small group of 3-4 gladiators (with just swords) manages to break a tight wall formation of 6-8 romans attacking them with roman shields, ...
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1answer
311 views

A comedy movie about a detective and three women

I remember watching a Hollywood comedy movie in 2001 on Star Movies channel in India. The movie was from the 1990's. I have forgotten the name of the movie, but here is the plot: There is a ...
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1answer
253 views

A 90s cartoon show about racoons

Please help me identify a 1990s cartoon show where the main characters are Racoons. I don't remember much about the antagonist, but he had pigs as his guards / assistants.
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1answer
140 views

Sci-Fi movie where character determines date, time & location from looking at the night sky

I remember I saw it somewhere - The SciFi character stared the night sky with bare eyes (maybe robotic) for a while and determined which date time and location he/she is at from the observable ...
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1answer
248 views

What is the first movie to show slicing through a candle to show sword prowess

The nearest I can find is The Mark of Zorro. It shows the villain (played by the wonderful Basil Rathbone) slicing through a candle with rage and then the hero slicing through a candle but seemingly ...
2
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1answer
284 views

Can you Identify the film where a retired cop alters his badge?

I know I'm going to hit myself in the face with a huge "DUH" when someone quickly answers this, but what film is it where a retired police officer removes his old badge and alters it to play cop ...
3
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1answer
201 views

Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Does Two-Face Die at the end in the Dark Knight movie?

Does the Two-Face die in the final scene of the Dark Knight? If he does, then how does he become one of the long lasting rival of Batman?
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1answer
148 views

What does the carnie say?

In the Season 3 Christmas Special of Downton Abbey, after Daisy wins the gold sovereign in the ring toss, the carnie running the ring toss says something to his assistant that I couldn't understand. ...
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1answer
419 views

Movie with comedy sketches from late '70's/early 80's

With the release of Movie 43 earlier this year, it reminded me of a comedy that I saw when I was younger. I am guessing it was released in the late 1970's or early 1980's and was filled with ...
2
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1answer
92 views

Which Carebears series had Mimi in it

I think her name is Mimi. From what I remember of the series of carebears, there was this dark dimension and the bad guy was a cloaked guy and he had a minion called Pugsley (think that's how you ...

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