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Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?

I noticed that older movies with a 7 - 7.5 rating are really good, while 2012 movies with that rating are quite bad, and they would most likely be rated 4 - 5.5 in 2004 for example :) Also newer ...
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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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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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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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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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Why was Lucius Fox still a part of Wayne Enterprises in Dark Knight Rises?

At the end of The Dark Knight Fox told Batman that spying on people wasn't part of his job description. And then he asked Batman to consider this his resignation. Batman said "When you are done type ...
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How did they shoot the animal scenes in Life of Pi?

Is the tiger, hyena, zebra etc animated? They look quite real. Are they trained animals?
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Why does Nolan leave the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Man of Steel how did the final confrontation get resolved?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman breaks the neck of General Zod. My question is, how could he do that so easily? And why did none of the Kryptonians think about doing that to him? Especially, ...
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Who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries?

I have always wondered who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries. Sometimes they only change a little, sometimes I have the impression I am watching a whole new movie. They have nothing ...
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What's the meaning behind the phrase “The blood stays on the blade”?

At the beginning of the movie Gangs of New York, Priest Vallon tells his son not to wipe the blood of the blade after he's cut himself shaving, saying "The blood stays on the blade". I've watched the ...
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Name of an old movie that ends with the main characters traveling “North, always North”

I saw this movie when I was a kid and have tried to track it down several times, but never was able to figure out the title. From what I remember, the movie has a male and female main characters and ...
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Can someone explain The Secret Agent's Blunder / Oshibka rezidenta?

I watched this 1969 Russian film with English subtitles [imdb link], but I found it hard to distinguish between the different characters. Thus, I still don't really understand what was going on. I ...
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A movie about a boy growing up in a TV studio

I am looking for a movie about a boy/child that grows up thinking he is in the real world, but actually he is living between walls of a tv-studio. The world saw him grow up and stuff. I think later on ...
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How did the Enterprise return to their own timeline at the end of First Contact?

At the start of Star Trek: First Contact, the Enterprise follows a Borg sphere into the past to stop them from changing history - preventing first contact with the Vulcans and assimilating Earth. It ...
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Why does the Joker always use a knife?

In The Dark knight, except for when the Joker had to use big weapons for different reasons, we always saw him using a small knife. Why does he prefer a knife? Like we know Batman does not use any ...
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Why is Iron Man/Tony Stark naming his suits as “Mark 1, Mark 2, Mark 3”?

In the movie Iron Man, why is Iron Man naming his suits as "Mark 1, Mark 2, Mark 3" and so on. how did he came up with that Name?
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Why is Alec trying to get a job in an Electronics Store?

Alec Saddler is a boy genius, in fact in the future he goes on to revolutionise technology with various inventions including 'liquid chip' technology, amongst other things, that he created both from ...
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Pieces of music playing when Eastwood attempts to kill the radio officer

In the classic Maclean flick, Where Eagles Dare, what are the pieces of music that the radio operator is listening to before/when Clint Eastwood tries to kill him with a knife? I've been informed that ...
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What Happened to the Ship's Crew In Madagascar?

"In Madagascar, a group of talking animals living comfortable lives in the Central Park Zoo are sent to a nature preserve in Kenya under pressure from animal rights activists, which results in them ...
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Movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood and are acually salespeople?

What's that movie about a couple moving into a neighborhood, having a "perfect" life and they are trying to impress and influence the neighbors to buy things. They are acually employed salepeople.
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Cheesy Italian SF movie with a great pair of pants! [closed]

Sometime circa 1980 I saw on late-night TV a cheesy Italian SF movie where the cast is out in the brush somewhere dealing with (I think) some alien presence in a cave or something. I don't remember ...
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A haunted house with creepy people living

I'm trying to look for the movie that i watched a long time ago. I don't know the title as when I saw it on TV it was in the middle of the movie already. So the story goes like, there's a creepy house ...
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Is Lt. Columbo psychic?

So I was watching the old Columbo series, and saw a pattern again and again. Many times, there were no clues against a certain suspect, but still Columbo zoomed in on him/her, and kept asking ...
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What did Sgt. Bilko & co. have against oats?

in one episode of The Phil Silvers Show (aka Sgt. Bilko), Bilko buys a racehorse and wants to get rich by sponsoring him at the races. Of course, they had to feed the horse, and a fair amount of the ...
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Movie: Paris plane passengers are frustrated [closed]

Saw this movie on overnight network TV (probably CBS) back in late 70s/early 80s. A group of people travel to Paris by plane and when they finally get there they separate and are individually ...
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Breathing issues?

I don't quite understand the breathing issues Superman had on Zod's ship. Specifically in the context of the fact that he doesn't strictly need to breath to stay alive. This is shown when they were ...
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Movie about cold killers hunting a child?

It must be a late 1980s or beginning 1990s American movie. I think the plot is that some gangsters/killers want to kill a little boy. There is a scene in which the kid is in a house in an open ...
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Old movie about a kid who moves from California to a small town in New England [closed]

I am trying to identify a movie I saw on TV in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The main character is a kid whose family has moved from California to a small town in New England. The owner of a store ...
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Is there more to Gandalf and Galadriel's relationship than is hinted at in The Hobbit?

Having recently seen The Hobbit, I was intrigued by the scenes between Gandalf and Galadriel which seemed to imply that they shared a more intimate history than previously thought. Not being much of ...
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Why was the removal of the shrapnel just “thrown-in” at the end?

That tiny little arc-reactor, that damage to his body, that was as much a part of him being Iron Man as his motivations to escape his prison. Yet, it was simply just thrown-in like some sort of ...
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Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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Movie where odd personal ads are used as passphrases to enter parties [closed]

I think it was a '90s movie, where people used to look at the lonely heart columns and pick the strangest announce to use as a passphrase to be let in at these cool parties. For instance, one night ...
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Hollywood movie in which females capture males for breeding stock?

Can anyone identify a Hollywood movie in which females from outer space capture two males to use as breeding stock. This movie aired on the star movies.
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Why did the witch crack like porcelain?

There is a witch in the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows. In a couple of scenes she is shown to crack like she is made of porcelain? Specifically towards the end of the movie she starts cracking away ...
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Why couldn't Bond have backup at the battle of Skyfall?

I think I am missing a key plot point here. Bond had to fake-kidnap M and bring her to Skyfall in order to lure Silva there for one last stand. Why did this have to be a secret from his colleagues ...
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Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?

I'm new to this community so I apologise if this type of question isn't permitted here. I've been watching a lot of older films lately (older, in this instance reads "circa 80's and 70's" and mainly ...
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What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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Why didn't Draper fire Peter?

In season 1, Peter Campbell tries to blackmail Draper into giving him the job of head of accounts by using his secret past against him. Draper refuses to budge, and Peter's plan backfires when their ...
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Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order should I suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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Understanding the final twist in Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

Since this is a question about a spoiler, I'm hoping I don't actually have to use spoiler markup. Near the end of the movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate one extra twist is thrown into the mix. The ...
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Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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Which characters played the parts of the lineup discussed by Rusty and Daniel?

In planning the heist, Rusty names a number of roles that are going to be needed to pull off the job. Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Dalsy, two ...
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How is it that none of the neighbors saw the lights?

During the climax of Dark Skies, the aliens came down to the house to take their subject. The house was boarded up so the aliens couldn't get in and you could see very bright light coming from ...
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What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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Is the wife's murder in Fargo a deleted scene?

In the movie Fargo two killers kidnap the wife of a car salesman in a deal that all goes wrong. While one of the killers is away at Twin Cities picking up the ransom, his partner stays at the cottage ...
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In Sex and the City how do the women actually make a living?

In the Sex and the City TV series and movies it seems that the four women spend all their time dating, shopping, meeting each other, or otherwise pursuing personal time. How do they actually earn ...

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