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What kind of company is Initech?

What kind of company is Initech in the movie Office Space? There are a few important things we know about Initech that the movie plot hinged on. Are there any real-life companies that actually fit ...
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2answers
984 views

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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1answer
456 views

What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The seen 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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1answer
174 views

What happened to the helium 3 tanks of america in movie Iron-Sky?

At the end all nations were fighting with each other. America was fighting to save its helium 3 tanks on moon. Were they saved or destroyed?
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2answers
1k views

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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1answer
23k views

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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2answers
787 views

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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1answer
190 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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1answer
522 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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7answers
26k views

Why is there no Robin in the Nolan-directed Batman movies?

Although Robin seems to have an pivotal role in ruining earlier Batman movies, he's still an integral part of the Batman series. Is there a reason why Robin does not appear in Batman Begins/The Dark ...
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1answer
437 views

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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1answer
418 views

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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1answer
348 views

What does the title of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie mean, especially the Discreet Charm part?

This 1972 movie, co-written and directed by the surrealist Luis Bunuel. I never actually get what is this the title about, especially "discreet charm". Foremost, why is it "discreet"? Secondly, is ...
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1answer
358 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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1answer
394 views

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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1answer
533 views

Who was the old guy in room 353?

In The Innkeepers (2011), who was the old guy in room 353? How was he related to Madeline O'Malley or to the events that took place thereat in the past?
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1answer
136 views

What is the reason for the blood between Henry and Clair in The Time Travler's Wife?

There is a scene after the miscarriage where Henry and his wife are sleeping on thier bed and they see blood on the bed. What does it mean? Is this a second miscarriage or did I miss something?
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1answer
604 views

identify movie where army goes back in time to ww1 or ww2 era

My father and I were talking about this movie, we saw it a VERY long time ago. All I remember about it is, that the army(present day in the movies time) somehow either Bermuda Triangle or something, ...
3
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1answer
341 views

Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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1answer
663 views

How do Cobol's agents know Cobb was in the Mombasa motel?

In Inception, in the Mombasa chase scene, How do the Cobol Engineering's agents know Cobb had arrived in Mombasa?
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1answer
309 views

Why didn't they keep the brakes on when revving the Delorean to 88mph?

In the first movie, they had the Delorean rev up with the emergency brake turned on and the speedometer revved up close to the magical 88mph. What I'm wondering is why they didn't just have the car do ...
9
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1answer
3k views

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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1answer
382 views

Why did Natalie Teager get a different job in “Mr. Monk and the Badge”?

In one of the final episodes of Monk: Why would Mr. Monk no longer require the services of Natalie Teager?
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2answers
8k views

How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

In the last episode (Better Angels) of AMC's The Walking Dead, Shane and Randall became walkers shortly after dying: According to Wikipedia: This episode suggests that the zombie outbreak ...
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1answer
431 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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3answers
6k views

In the Avengers movie, why did the Chitauri troops die almost instantly when the portal closed?

Although the Avengers is a great movie in most aspects, it has its own faults or in need of explanations in certain situations, such as: Why would Chitauri troops die as soon as the portal closed!? ...
9
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1answer
629 views

What was the origins of Persephone in The Matrix: Reloaded?

As shown in the movie Persephone was the wife of The Merovingian, who himself was an obsolete program who denied being deleted. My question is, does anybody know anything about the origins of ...
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9answers
25k views

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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2answers
298 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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1answer
650 views

Boardwalk Empire: Who else did Richard Harrow kill in Season 3, Episode 1?

Near the end of Season 3 Episode 1, Is that "somebody else" significant? Was it Roland Smith (a.k.a. the thief's wheelman from earlier in the episode)? Or was it simply a wheelman for the occasion ...
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1answer
135 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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0answers
77 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
408 views

Scary movie, characters get stabbed at the end?

I saw this movie some years back, new at the time, so probably around 2008. At the end of the movie I found it very strange. Instead of something happening to save the main characters at the last ...
4
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1answer
395 views

Why does cheryl change her name often?

In Archer season 1 why does Cheryl (shown below) change her name quite frequently? She goes by Carol, Carina, Crystal etc. in the first few episodes.
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1answer
373 views

Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?

I'm aware of "How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?" in this site, but I'm more interested in the "why", not the "how". Is it illegal to just drive a car recording/action without ...
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2answers
1k views

Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
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1answer
1k views

When did the writers decide that Dallas season 9 was a dream?

I'm watching through Dallas, and I'm to season 9 (by the DVD numbering; I understand it was previously called season 8). Patrick Duffy left at the end of season 8. Season 9 is all a dream Pam was ...
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2answers
2k views

How did Indiana Jones manage to follow Marion to the Island?

From Wikipedia's plot summary of Raiders of the Lost Ark: (all images are taken from here) Indiana Jones and Marion leave Cairo to escort the Ark to England on board a tramp steamer. The next ...
4
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1answer
471 views

What's taking Sin City 2 so long?

According to wikipeida, Robert Rodriquez announced that he would do Sin City 2. The latest update, according to Wikipedia, is that they're almost done writing the script. Is there any indication as ...
14
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2answers
361 views

What was the alternative world in Sucker Punch?

In the movie Sucker Punch, while the girl Baby Doll dances the movie cuts over to scenes of her and the other girls in a different world. Is this world supposed to be Baby Doll's imagination, or what ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

How did Marion know there's a tree on the cliff?

In Kingdom of crystal skull, in the Amazon chasing scene, Marion was in a boat-shaped car. At the end of the chasing scene, she drives the boat-shaped car onto a tree that just happens to be growing ...
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1answer
342 views

Identify an old (Russian?) Cartoon. “the 3 ____”

I had a cartoon I watched as a child on VHS I'm trying to remember the name of. Here is a list of details i can recall about it. Its old - pre 1960's (at a guess) Its called "The 3" Somthing I think ...
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1answer
1k views

How realistic is the surveillance in the movie “Enemy of the State”?

I was watching "Enemy of the State" last night and at one stage I was convinced some of the stuff (such as the satellite tracking) was a bit far fetched. But given the age of that movie and the fact ...
9
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1answer
375 views

Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)

Around 0.02.24 (hh.mm.ss) into this movie there's a close-up of the picture just drawn by Gail Beechum (daughter visiting her father Frank on death row. It's just your bog-standard green field, fence ...
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2answers
377 views

Where did the clues come from?

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy is going through the cave to get to the grail, he goes through several different obstacles. Either my memory is wrong or he was muttering to himself ...
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2answers
1k views

In the marvel movies what order did S.H.I.E.L.D/Nick Fury appear to the main movie character

Which movie did S.H.I.E.L.D and/or Nick Fury first appear in and what order subsequently did the former appear in other Marvel comic book movie adaptions?
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1answer
317 views

Is the black goo used to create human life the same the Engineers intended to use as a biological weapon to destroy human life on Earth?

At the end of Prometheus, we are lead to believe that the Engineers were planning on using the black goo as a biological weapon to end human life on Earth. At the beginning of the movie, black goo is ...
4
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1answer
241 views

80's Yakuza Film

I'm trying to remember the name of a film I haven't seen years. Here are the bits I can remember (its been a long time since I seen it so the details are lacking) It involves the Japanese Yakuza ...
13
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1answer
294 views

How long has Alice been fighting the Umbrella Corporation?

I'm looking for the in-universe answer to "How long has Alice (as Alice or her clones) been fighting against the Umbrella Corporation?"
12
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1answer
2k views

How did Jaws get metal teeth?

Jaws is one of the iconic henchmen in the James Bond series. Was there any explanation given in any of the films as to how Jaws ended up having metal teeth?

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