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Identify motorcycle commercial featuring Porsche 911

Probably saw this in the 80's. A commercial started out with a straight on shot of a Porsche 911 at the starting line of a race track. As the car accelerated (driving straight forward, toward the ...
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Why wasn't Shaw's intersect suppressed?

If Decker can suppress Volkoff/Hartley's intersect programming, and Mary Bartowski can do it for Chuck in season 4, why didn't Shaw's intersect just get suppressed using the blue images?
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Why does the film Beautiful Creatures differ so drastically from the book?

We watched Beautiful Creatures last night, I've read the book and even I was confused at points. Extra ideas were added, large amounts were cut. From memory Marilyn and Ama's characters were ...
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158 views

How does the mad scientist obtain a digital copy of the classified document?

Late in RED 2 the "mad scientist" Dr. Edward Bailey claims that he himself published the classified document on the Internet using a phone that he stole from the asylum guard. The classified document ...
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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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152 views

Western about a sheriff with a tin star made by children

There are many westerns about reluctant sheriffs, including "The Tin Star," but the one I am looking for has a star that children made for the sheriff, misspelled if I recall correctly. Like usual ...
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148 views

A man who could cause disasters and a psychiatrist

I am looking for a show about a man who was seeing a psychiatrist, and explaining to this psychiatrist that he could cause disasters. The psychiatrist tells him that it is not true. Near the end the ...
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425 views

How is “Bonnie and Clyde” dated?

After watching the 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde", I read a couple of reviews to see what others thought about it. One review said: "the movie looks very dated. I looks as it it was made at least a ...
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Was Svetlana Khodchenkova's voice dubbed?

  [Source] I have read several reviews of The Wolverine that believe russian actress Svetlana Khodchenkova, who plays Viper, was dubbed (example), but IMDb doesn't list a voice actress. There ...
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Did the words “effective team” seal Jack's and Victoria's fate?

At the end of Oblivion we watch a flashback to when the astronauts are captured by the alien spaceship. Jack and Victoria are in the cockpit talking to mission control, and mission control says "you ...
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825 views

Reason for choosing Lee Van Cleef to play The Bad in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I recently watched Fistful of Dollars and then For a Few Dollars More. Both movies had an amazing villain in Gian Maria Volonté and interestingly Lee Van Cleef played a good guy in the second movie ...
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What is the deal with Walt's hat?

In Breaking Bad Walt seems to always put on his hat when he gets into the Heisenberg mind set/character. Is this the hat's sole purpose or is there a deeper meaning/connection to something else?
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Who is in the cafe scene in Dark Knight Rises

In the final scene of The Dark Knight Rises we see Bruce sitting at the table with a brunette. Is this woman Selina Kyle or is it someone he's met in his new life?
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Does Prison Break copy Shawshank Redemption?

I noticed that many parts of the story of Prison Break match with the script of The Shawshank Redemption: an innocent sent to jail making friends in jail making wardens as friends on the basis of ...
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1answer
144 views

An 80's movie, that was a sequel (it was number 2 in the series)

That speaks about a guitar player that supposedly died in a car accident in the 60's but he actually lived to the 80's (that's when then movie takes place). He (the protagonist guitar player) works in ...
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1answer
3k views

Can The Wolverine be viewed as a stand-alone film?

I really want to watch this movie The Wolverine, and was wondering if I have to watch something before watching this movie so that I won't miss or not get part of the movie? Which of the previous ...
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1k views

How was the opening scene with the fly made?

This may sound like a bit of an odd question, but I was wondering how the opening scene in Once Upon A Time in The West was made and more specifically, how they made the fly do what it did. It must ...
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586 views

Astronaut rescues corrupted wife from hell

It was a live action film set in the US, I saw it about 20 years ago on TV. I do not recall anyone famous being in it. I think the family moved to a new place somewhere in the US. The leading ...
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Where was the Scottish Skyfall scene filmed?

I know Scotland very well and have several theories of my own but can anyone tell me where this iconic shot was taken? Ideally I'm after as accurate a location as possible as I'm fairly sure I can ...
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How much of a film's revenue comes from its cinema release?

Very often when a film's success is being judged, its opening few weeks takings are considered. However many films and franchises also generate revenue from DVD/BluRay sales and merchandise. What ...
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156 views

Production logistics for recycling on Mythbusters

The cast and crew of Mythbusters make an amazing number of gadgets, test platforms, small scale buildings, etc. for each and every episode. They take great pride in destroying their creations ...
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Why were so many inexperienced actors hired for lead roles in Game of Thrones?

On one hand you've got some very seasoned actors like Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Natalia Tena who have been in other TV series as well as some big Hollywood films. And on the other hand you've got ...
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184 views

Was the family connection established in The Empire Strikes Back?

Every Star Wars fan remembers the uncomfortable moment in The Empire Strikes back where Leia kisses Luke. In Return of the Jedi we're then told that she's his sister. While George Lucas and the ...
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379 views

A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
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Why are those robots called Jaegers?

When watching Pacific Rim in German it didn't strike me much to hear those giant robots being called "Jäger" (hunters), only to be surprised by the fact that they are called "Jaegers" in the original, ...
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177 views

Apples in a greenhouse on a spacestation

As a child sometime in the late seventies or very early eighties, I saw a sci-fi movie on TV - there was a scene in a greenhouse, either on a spaceship or space station - you could see stars out the ...
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657 views

How can Adamantium be cut?

I understand the Adamantium is hard to break. I get the idea of normal metal not able to break it since they are not as hard as Adamantium, I also understand that perhaps when Adamantium hit ...
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though ...
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422 views

What crime is Alice Morgan charged with?

In series 2 of Luther Alice Morgan is in a mental hospital after the events of the last episode of series 1. How come she is not in prison and has she also admitted the murder of her parents?
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293 views

How does the title fit in the context of story?

Like many others I am a big fan of The Departed (2006). But the title of the movie makes me curious. What is the justification for use of this title? I mean how does this title fit in the context of ...
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144 views

Does The Prisoner have a 'canonical' running order?

I just finished watching the box set of The Prisoner and I was also reading the reviews on the AV Club website, because I like reading reviews of things. I noticed that the episode order in the ...
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427 views

How does Tet not recognize the body inside the coffin?

During the ending of Oblivion My question is, how can the Tet not discover if the body is male or female let alone the body being Julia's. Given the Tet could recognize DNA behind layers of rocks. ...
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How could Eli do all those things?

At the end of The Book of Eli it is revealed that the eponymous bible that Eli used to read (and learn by heart) is actually written in Braille. Yet I'm not sure what further conclusions to draw from ...
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870 views

Was the revenge justified?

I just watched the 2003 Korean film "Oldboy", and as much as I enjoyed the gritty feel to it, I'm still left with a major dilemma I've noticed yet haven't seen discussed. I understand that the ...
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Did Stan Lee make a cameo in The Wolverine?

I just got back from watching The Wolverine, and I was too caught up in the story/battle sequences to notice if Stan Lee made an appearance. Did anyone notice him whilst watching the movie? If so, ...
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Wolverine's status at the end of The Wolverine

I realise I'm teetering on the edge of duplication here but I'll try and phrase as accurately as I can (a lot of the previous questions have been based around the drilling). Does Wolverine still have ...
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6answers
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Where are the real aliens in Oblivion?

Where are the real aliens in Oblivion? Surely with the TET destroyed they'll be coming back. Are they on Titan?
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How many police/SWAT team/soldiers/nazis/cowboys are there in the final chase scene?

I was watching the Blues Brothers recently and I was wondering how many people were there chasing Elwood and Jake in the final chase scene, including the army, police and swat teams, soldiers and ...
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162 views

Main character protects a glass (h)armonica

It's a movie centered around a glass (h)armonica. It's live action, and there was something about magic. I remember sort of stained-glass looking sets, and that the (h)armonica was under attack and ...
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159 views

Time and Space Travel?

In the movie 12 Monkeys, when James Cole was sent back in time for the second time, they sent him by mistake to the WW1 era. But I think the place where they sent him was not in USA, but in Europe and ...
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294 views

What was the reason for Harada's final decision?

In The Wolverine, Kenuichio Harada is the head of a band of ninjas that has defended the Yashida family for 700 years. In the early part of the film, he uses his skills in a failed effort to protect ...
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1answer
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Why did Yashida fake his own death?

In The Wolverine (2013), the aging Yashida wishes to make contact with Logan so that he can try to persuade the mutant to voluntarily relinquish his healing powers to Yashida or, if Logan refuses, to ...
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771 views

Did Jenny marry Forrest at the end out of selfishness?

There is no doubt form the start of the movie that Forrest loved Jenny from the beginning of their friendship. But it is Jenny who never gave a thought or had a feeling about Forrest's feelings. She ...
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1answer
550 views

Mad Men Season Two, Draper pays Elevator Attendant to shut off service

In season Two, Don pays the elevator attendant to deny access to the elevator when Sterling and Draper show up later. Why would Draper do that considering that both Draper and Sterling would have to ...
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1answer
652 views

Animated movie about children stuck in a carnival

Which animated movie is it where children are stuck in a creepy desert carnival in another dimension sort of, there's the name lavinrac somewhere and then they realize it's carnival spelled backwards ...
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Companies doing mind control to make you buy things

All I can remember is a man is running through a city where he is seeing colorful CGI looking blobs/objects in the sky. but i think only he can see them. I thought I remember it being about companies ...
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429 views

What was the source of the “star” ratings? [closed]

In the past, movies were (and still seem to be) rated on a "star rating". Unlike rating systems like Rotten Tomatoes which aggregates critic scores as a percentage of "like" and "doesn't like", the ...
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1answer
92 views

Shiny stuff on Eric's head

There's some shiny stuff attached to Eric Northman's head in Season 2 (Episode 1 and 2) of True Blood. It looks metallic, and I would like to know what it is and what it's for. Above is an early ...
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199 views

French film with actor with Down syndrome

Looking for a horror movie (possibly produced/distributed by Arthouse) in which a family stayed in a house and one by one entered a room where I think they might have died. In the end, it turns out ...
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1answer
140 views

In Luther Series 1 Episode 3 how does he build the case?

I can't find a name for the episode so I'm going with S1E3. Luther arrests his suspect for returning to the scene of the crime and attempting to disinfect it. However he has no cameras, no finger ...

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