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In The Empire Strikes Back, why is Yoda living on that lonely, remote planet?

In The Empire Strikes Back it seems like a weird choice for Yoda to live on such a lonely and remote planet, doesn't it? Considering how generally bad-ass and social Yoda is.
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327 views

Why didn't Yoda train Princess Leia as a Jedi?

Why didn't Yoda train Leia as well as Luke? He said that the "force was strong with her" as well.
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In Star Wars, why didn't all the Jedi use the double lightsaber like Darth Maul?

This question always kept coming to my mind. Why don't they use double light saber to their advantage ?
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175 views

Was Hitchcock fascinated by the nascent field of brain science while filming “The Lady Vanishes”?

In "The Lady Vanishes" (1938), the character of Dr. Hartz is a mysterious Continental brain surgeon, who is cunningly in charge of the ruse that takes place in the movie. Karl Lashley was a ...
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132 views

Superbad Mistake?

In 'Superbad', Evan, Seth, and Fogell got kicked off the bus after a bottle of Goldslick broke and spilled on the floor. But after they got kicked off the bus, they walked in the opposite direction ...
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736 views

In “Les diaboliques”, how does Christina feign death?

At the end of Les diaboliques (1955), it is very likely that Christina is still alive: she was seen by one of the children and even gave him back his toy. This means she simulated her dying of a heart ...
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773 views

Why is the number of pills in the bottle not consistent in 'A Study in Pink'?

In the episode 'A Study in Pink' of the first season of Sherlock the victims are poisoned when forced to choose a pill from the two bottles as confessed by the cab driver. However in the earlier ...
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84 views

Owner of a diner tries to sell it via a write-in

Trying to find the name of a movie I saw on TV a while back. Story was about the owner of a rural Diner/restaurant or maybe roadside stop who gave away the diner via a write in contest. The winner ...
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2answers
705 views

What did the handmaiden call Daenerys Targaryen?

I'm very new to GoT and I'm still struggling to put the characters together. When her handmaiden is teaching Daenerys how to please her hew husband she called her something - "Ceici"? Where does ...
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What does the song “Rains Of Castamere” signify?

Is there any special meaning or occasion associated with the song "Rains of Castamere" in Game of Thrones? In the eponymous 9th episode of the 3rd season I noticed So I am beginning to assume ...
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1answer
406 views

What does the naked man signify?

While watching The Draughtsman's Contract written and directed by Peter Greenaway, I was surprised to see a naked guy that appears on and off in the film mostly in the garden. One particular scene is ...
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2answers
607 views

How does Tuttle actually disappear?

In Terry Gilliam's epically dystopian film, Brazil, the character of Frank Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro) makes a mysterious getaway after fixing Sam Lowry's air-conditioning unit. After ...
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1answer
643 views

Why did Tyrion give the Lannister pendant to Ros?

In season 2, Cersei Lannister captures Ros. Cersei mistakenly thinks that her brother Tyrion is secretly in love with Ros, because Ros wears a Lannister pendant. This mistake probably saved his real ...
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7answers
16k views

Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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1answer
199 views

Attractive Hispanic woman who finds pleasure in murder scenes

I am trying to find a movie where the starring character is an attractive Hispanic woman who finds pleasure on murder scenes and so she decides to work for this company that cleans places where a ...
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3answers
802 views

Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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2answers
393 views

What other things did Andy Dufresne carry while escaping from Shawshank Prison?

There were a few things which Andy Dufresne was shown putting into the package which he tied to his foot while escaping. Some of the items were his chess pieces and the account books of the warden. ...
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0answers
508 views

80s/early 90s animated movie with a brother and a sister eating forbidden food off a table [closed]

I've been trying to figure this one out forever! I was a child watching this movie and it has bothered me ever since. I've had this one image from the movie stuck in my head for a long time and I'm ...
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1answer
405 views

What is the movie where planes fall from the sky?

There is a film made in 2012/13 and in the trailer the guy is on a phone and planes start falling from the sky and cars stop working, then mobiles; it's like everything in the world stops working.
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486 views

What illness did Scotty have that was treated by Dr. McCoy?

Admiral Kirk arrives aboard the Enterprise for an inspection of the training crew. While inspecting the crew as they stand in line. He comes to Scotty and says the following. From The Script ...
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257 views

This scene is from which movie? [closed]

This scene is from which movie??
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1answer
123 views

What was the language Bazil and the others were occasionally speaking?

In the movie Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) while Bazil is scavenging for scrap (right before coming across the two weapon companies) he is talking in some strange language which I couldn't bring in ...
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1answer
1k views

Who is the copycat in the Hannibal series?

I have just finished the pilot of Hannibal. My question is: Is Hannibal the copycat? Did he call the killer of empathy or what? Was the killer a cannibal too, given that he returned the victim because ...
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1answer
452 views

Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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1answer
78 views

Islanders stuck in the 18th c. and ruled by a mysterious 'Q'

TV show form the late 70s or early 80s. 20th century castaways are stranded on an Island. The natives are dressed in 18th c. Fashion (I remember cocked hats quite distinctly) and enslaved (or perhaps ...
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1answer
261 views

Under 20 dollar computer

The movie is about a non-technical guy being challenged to make a very cheap computer (if I remember correctly under 20 dollars). Finally he makes the computer, that has a holographic display, no ...
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1answer
2k views

Why did Clark and Lex fall out?

In Smallville Lex Luthor and Clark Kent begin as friends, I watched most of the series a few years ago and watched the friendship dissolve into distrust but I could never understand why. My ...
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2answers
1k views

Why didn't the Vulcan nerve pinch work?

During the final fight sequence between Spock and Khan. Spock applies the Vulcan nerve pinch to Khan, who lets out a scream of pain but doesn't collapse. Why didn't the nerve pinch work?
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1answer
292 views

Man meets “alien” twins (brother & sister) at abandoned house during a carnival/Halloween

I think this may be an episode of "First Wave" - on the other hand, I also think it's not... that it's from another show and they were just aired around the same time here in Norway/Europe (which ...
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1answer
259 views

Astronauts on a red planet with a pyramid/statue

I'm trying to find an old sci fi movie. All I remember is that a few astronauts have a station on this red planet (I think they have plants inside) and there's a big pyramid or some kind of statue on ...
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1answer
187 views

French movie with a Russian roulette climax

I'm looking for an old (40s - 50s) French medieval adventure movie. I think the main hero is Jean Marais but recently I began to doubt this, because I haven't found anything similar in his ...
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2answers
160 views

What was the first movie or TV show to employ a “crime computer” to move the plot along?

This particular plot device is now commonplace in today's movies and TV shows. For example, we have a character like Penelope Garcia in Criminal Minds, who has access to all kinds of government ...
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1answer
478 views

1990s teen action TV non-animated series: kid jumps into TV to become superhero

I've been thinking about this show I used to watch when I was a kid, but I can't remember the name. It's about some kid and his friends. He spends most of his time in his parents' basement. There's a ...
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1answer
443 views

Why was it such a big deal to Dr. Xavier that Magneto not kill Sebastian Shaw?

Shaw was a terrible person with incredible powers who had done a lot of bad things. Why was it so bad that Magneto wanted to kill him, even out of revenge? Why did that issue have to be such a ...
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4answers
6k views

How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitress salary?

In The Big Bang Theory, How can Penny afford a one bedroom apartment on a waitresses' salary? She doesn't seem poor and lives off with free food and WiFi, right?
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2answers
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Who are the three people who could match Jaime Lannister?

In Season 2, Episode 8, Jaime says that there are only three men in Westeros who stood a chance of beating him in a fair fight. Who is this referring to?
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1answer
344 views

Ending scene sneak peek question regarding the crash

In the ending to Fast and Furious 6, Han's car is crashed into and lit on fire by a character played by Jason Statham. While walking away, he makes a call to Dominic from the Fast and Furious ...
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2answers
4k views

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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2k views

Last scene in Django Unchained where Django & Shultz are practicing in the snow?

During the last scene of Django Unchained, when Django and Broomhilda are on their horses, after Django has destroyed everything, we suddenly see a scene where Django and Dr. Schultz are somewhere in ...
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1answer
352 views

What is the significance of the water in Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring?

I am a die hard fan of Ingmar Bergman's Films. I have just read a review on The Virgin Spring, quite charming and was simply pleased and delighted to read it. I have a question on a particular scene ...
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1answer
481 views

“In the next episode…” plot points don't appear in the next episode?

At the end of each episode of Arrested Development, there is always a segment which is introduced by the narrator as "in the next episode of Arrested Development...", however the scenes shown during ...
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137 views

How do the 'frozen goods' survive the banana stand fire?

In the season two episode "Spring Breakout" it is discovered that there were 250ccs of "frozen goods" stored in the freezer at the Blueth banana stand dating back to before the timeline of the TV ...
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1answer
358 views

Old mech-like anime series belonging to my childhood

I've been looking and asking everyone and everywhere but I still can't find it, let me give you some details: Must be 90's or 80's, I saw it in the early 2000's in Italy, a country where movies and ...
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3answers
1k views

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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1k views

Why did Gandalf only take out his magic powers against the Balrog?Why not before?

Could he have used that kind of firepower earlier to the Fellowship's benefit?
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1answer
573 views

Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

He says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him.
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2answers
311 views

Why didn't the Federation use swords against the Borg?

If energy weapons are useless on the Borg after they've adapted, but Worf is still able to chop one up with his Mek'leth during "First Contact," why don't all the Federation troops just replicate some ...
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1answer
766 views

Does anyone know of a movie similar to Meet Joe Black? [duplicate]

I have searched online and found little or no joy with the recommendations of similar movies to the plot/storyline of Meet Joe Black. I love the concept of Meet Joe Black, 'Death' coming to live among ...
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1answer
189 views

Russian pilot ejects over US, lives in some kind of bunker, befriends kids

As it says on the tin. Looking for, I believe, late 1980s, early 1990s movie about a Russian pilot who ejects over the US. He lives and hides out in some kind of concrete bunker, possibly some kind ...
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1answer
273 views

What Bollywood movie is this?

A man meets a girl, and they say that if destiny allows them too, then he will find a book with her phone number on it, so she gives it away and involves a statue

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