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Japanese films/TV adaptations of the Taiping Rebellion?

In the 1850's and 60's, the Taiping Rebellion broke out in China, observed by both the Tokugawa Bakufu and subsequently the Meiji Imperial government. Some 200 years earlier, Japan had suffered its ...
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Who is James in “The Double (2013)”?

I saw the movie The Double this morning, a very strange movie. I didn't understand the exact plot of the movie. I've read the plot in IMDB and Wikipedia too, but I don't get it. Can somebody explain ...
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Was the development of Lockout influenced by Escape from New York?

When looking at the story of Lockout there are a few similarities to John Carpenter's Escape from New York, putting a badass convict onto an unwanted mission to rescue the president (or his daughter ...
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Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy?

I know they used a lot of mechanics back then, but were R2D2 and C3PO mechanical, a costume, or something else?
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How can Chae Young-Shin Drive at the end of Healer

In the Korean Drama Healer, the whole show goes by with Chae Young-Shin (Park Min-Young) being afraid of cars for to the trauma. But in the last episode not only does she drive, she also hands over ...
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Mysterious Short Hostile Phone Conversation in Training Day

When Alonzo Harris along with Jake Hoyt went to visit Roger the first time, the latter receives a phone call where he said "it's your mess, you clean it up". What's the purpose of this phone call?
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Help me find this comedy movie about a guy in a wheelchair

My friend said that she watched a very funny movie about a guy who pulled his groin in some type accident and though he is healed after a few weeks, he decides to stay in the wheelchair because by ...
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Why is this picture used in the opening titles of Cheers, and where is it from?

The following image is from the sitcom Cheers title sequence. Source: sitcomsonline.com Can anyone tell me where this image is from and why it is used in Cheers.
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Rock Star comparisons to Judas Priest

The 2001 movie Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston Wikipedia site claims that the movie was inspired by the real-life story of Tim Owens who was in a Judas Priest tribute band and ...
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Looking for a specific “Gummi bears” episode

I am looking for a particular episode of "Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears" in which there is a scene where Toadie leads the ogre troops and they all sing like in the US army. The Bulgarian ...
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Why is there no cut in Philip's hand?

In the first scene of Rope (1948), Philip had a cut in his hand. And in this scene there is no cut. The main point of Rope (1948) is that the story happened in one day and in one day a human ...
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Identify history of rock animated film

I'm trying to remember the name of an animated film, starred by a female character, who lives through the history of rock. The film contains dozens of song from different decades. The character has ...
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What is in the box in Rear Window?

Towards the end of rear window we find out Thorwald dug up what was buried beneath the flowers as the neighbors dog got too inquisitive. He moved what he dug up to a hat box in his apartment. What ...
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391 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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Looking for a film about a mob boss trying to recover money and kills the parents in a family [duplicate]

English movie, origin USA, year? probably in the late 90's. Mob boss wants his money back Sent his men to kill the people who took it in a dormant account Family moves in a new house in a quite ...
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“It smells of rotten eggs where she lies”

So I was wondering if any of you might have seen this movie which I saw back in the 90's and have a blurry memory of. I am pretty sure the movie was American, but I don't remember any actors ...
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What was the story of 12 monkeys really about?

I saw 12 Monkeys the other day as i found out it had good reviews, some people said it was Bruce Willis's best performance. While I get that Bruce saw the same dream every time in which someone ...
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Tomboy movie, the girl lives with her father, because her mother died

So, I want to watch this movie, I watched it with my friends but it was a really good movie. It's about a girl, who lives with her father. Her father I think repairs cars. At the beginning of the ...
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British TV show 999

Hi my question is regarding British TV show 999 hosted by Michael Buerk (or at least I think). One episode many moonlights ago told a story of a group of classroom students who went cave diving in ...
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Movie about Kid finding solace under water

I saw parts of a movie playing on a screen and it seemed really interesting. SO it starts off with this kid who like to keep his head under water in the tub, it seemed like he found solace under ...
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Why did Tomas have to die?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Half Measure" (S03E12) Jesse tries to kill the two dealers who killed Combo using Andrea's little brother Tomas. But as soon as Gus gets behind this he intervenes and ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Why does Deputy Chief Noland always wear a uniform?

After watching millions of TV-shows and movies I always thought that detectives and higher ranking officers of the U.S. police force don't usually wear uniforms during their normal work (apart from ...
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What was Brad Pitt's character's motivation to not take cover in Fury?

Why did the Fury's commander (played by Pitt) continue to expose himself with the .50 cal on the turret when he knew there was a sniper out there? His gunner had just had his head taken off and he ...
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1answer
91 views

What would have happened if Maj. William Cage had obeyed General Brigham's order?

In Edge of Tomorrow Brigham says: Cage will retain his present rank (would he have been able to command a battalion being a major?) Cage will be embedded with troops (would he have been reporting or ...
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Where, how, and why does Lecter follow Dr Chilton at the end of the movie?

At the end of movie, Dr Lecter calls Clarice at her convocation day at FBI. From which place does he call Clarice? And how did he know that Dr. Chilton was going to be there? What makes him follow Dr ...
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What purple items have Samuel Jackson's characters had?

Samuel Jackson's (Mace Windu's) purple lightsaber was supposedly at his behest because that's his favorite color. Are there other conspicuously-purple items that Jackson's characters have had?
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How do movie makers get people to watch a movie many times?

I notice that some movies are so densely packed with nuanced layers that you have to watch them a few times before you really start to see everything. Some people watch some movies 10+ times. But ...
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Why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes?

In the movie "The Equalizer", why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes, what's the benefit of that? Like when Nikolai showed up at his front door.
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Western, where a character is buried up to his neck in desert sand, involving a snake

My girlfriend suffers from ophidiophobia and traces it back to a movie she saw on TV in her early childhood during the late 80s. The movie might be much older than that. She remembers this one scene, ...
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Who sent Ilsa Faust out in the field, and why?

Is the backstory of Ilsa Faust's mission explained by the writers and producers of Mission Impossible Rogue Nation? The mystery of her assignment is at the center of the movie's evolving plot, but ...
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1answer
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Question about Final Scenes in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

During the final moments of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: He then tells the main baddie that he memorized all of the account numbers. Is that really possible? Or was Ethan bluffing? Did he ...
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Barbecue scene in a comedy movie with black actors

I have seen a long time ago a comedy movie with some black actors and I can't find it no matter what. I will try to give a description of a scene I remember as best I can. Barbecue party outside (in ...
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Husband turns wife's murderer into woman and falls in love with him

So as the title suggests I think this is a Spanish or French film (but I could be wrong about both) where someone murdered a woman and her husband who is a doctor captures him, sedates him and then ...
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Meaning of the biblical quote at the end of Raging Bull?

The movie Raging Bull closes with a Biblical quote from the Gospel of John. What is the meaning of the quote, and how does it relate to the plot of the film? "So, for the second time, [the ...
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How much is Ethan Hunt paid for his job

After watching all the parts of Mission Impossible, I'm wondering what is the current salary of Ethan Hunt? How much does he get paid for doing such a tough job? The question sounds awkward, but for ...
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1answer
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Why does Lily remove her panties in Black Swan?

Finally watching Black Swan and this early scene puzzled me. While Lily taking off her knickers isn't completely bizarre, she does it around someone she's never met. And there is no follow up of any ...
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1answer
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Have the materials of Benji's opera program been published?

In Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Benji is handed what looks like a paper opera program as he gets off the subway before the opera. Have the materials used in the tablet program been ...
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Did anyone back in America know about Michael's marriage to Appolonia in Sicily?

During the course of The Godfather Michael marries Appolonia in Sicily. A failed assasination attempt results in her death. Shortly after, Michael returns to New York and marries Kay Adams. There was ...
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1answer
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Movie about young teenage boy having an affair with the maid

I saw this movie when I was about 8 years old (early 80's). I did not hear much of the movie since I snuck into the living room and was secretly watching behind the couch when my babysitter and her ...
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1answer
185 views

Movie about stories of different Asian women

The movie is probably a part-american, part-'asian' production. I don't know the specific country or the year. It looked older by quality, but in one part there were also small mobile phones (not ...
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2answers
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Matrix-like action in a movie about a fraternity

I was in Sweden for the last couple of days and saw the start of a movie. It intrigued me but I never found out the name of the movie. At first I thought it was called "The Fraternity" based on those ...
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1answer
713 views

Fantasy/action movie with double worlds/shadow worlds

Sadly I only watched the trailer for the movie, but I will try to give as much information as possible: Debut performance was mostly like (99%!) within the last 3 years. A girl is the main actor of ...
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1answer
360 views

What is the pink thing on the Sherman tank?

When the Fury tank enters the town, a pink object is visible on the tank. What is that?
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What exactly happened to Aaron Eckhart's character?

In The Missing (2003), Brake Baldwin (played by Aaron Eckhart) is found stuffed in something on top of what appears to be a camp fire. Wikipedia makes a reference to a ritualistic killing, but does ...
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1answer
92 views

How are the cameras set up on So You Think You Can Dance?

In So You Think You Can Dance there is usually a camera movement I can't decipher how is made. In this case the camera move right to left, and enter forward to the ...
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1answer
234 views

Movie with 3 friends using a time machine constructed by one of them

The movie is about 3 friends where one of them makes a time machine. First they send the dog then the one who made the machine sends himself and lastly he sends his two friends. They get to the same ...
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1answer
176 views

80's movie about a contest to find the best girls in Los Angeles

Just went to my H.S. reunion, and a group of us were laughing about this movie we watched when we were kids...in the 80's. A radio station is having a contest to find the best or exciting girls in ...
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Foreign movie on cable (Showtime), probably from the mid 80's

It's a long shot, but here goes ... I am looking for a movie I was years ago on cable (Showtime), showed around the mid to late 80's. It was probably originally a Spanish production, but obviously I ...

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