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Movie about Vietnam war or escaping Cambodia from Pol Pot regime

A group of children who's parents are doctors, I think and are killed by Pol Pots regime. They flee with I think its a white friend of their parents. They try to survive picking up children on the ...
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363 views

How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 1, Walt and Jesse meet Mike on a one-lane dirt track in the middle of nowhere, after Mike has learned from the doctor that Gus is dead. How did they know when and ...
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347 views

Man keeps seeing his dead wife as she was still living with him

I think the movie is Japanese, although I'm not completely sure. It's certainly Asian, though, and it takes place in a city. The movie was made during the 90s or 2000s. The main character (a man, ~40 ...
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398 views

Was J. Gatsby a shallow, superficial man?

My friend and I were having a discussion about The Great Gatsby and Mr. J. Gatsby in particular. My friend opines that he is a superficial man because all he cared about was wealth and showing off. ...
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710 views

How are death and autopsy scenes filmed?

I've been watching a lot of Silent Witness recently and I'm intrigued by how a lot of the post mortem shots are achieved. A typical story line involves a supporting character (one we certainly ...
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1answer
841 views

Movie in space that ends with the astronauts are left floating away, can't be saved

I thought the movie was Mission to Mars, but just watched it & there's no such scene. It's really annoying me! I think it was at the end of the movie where the astronauts are left floating away ...
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2answers
303 views

Identify 80's computer education show

This was a show I saw on TV in the early 80s. Each episode two kids would go visit their next door neighbor who taught them (and the audience) basic computer concepts. Computer guy was bearded and ...
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198 views

Animation film (or tv show) where children run around to build a castle with gargoyles

I remember watching a particular scene when I was a kid (late 90s or early 2000s) where a few kids are asked by a wizard or sorcerer to run in the air. As they are running blocks are raised to their ...
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600 views

Cartoon with flying couch?

I remember having a cartoon video around 1993/4 with episodes of which I believe a young girl and boy who had an old couch that turned into a magic golden couch with wings and flew them into magic ...
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1k views

Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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2answers
447 views

Why did Sam describe Garth as Ichabod Crane looking?

In Supernatural S09E12 (Sharp teeth) Sam was describing Garth Fitzgerald to the nurse in the hospital saying "He’s a skinny, Ichabod Crane-looking kind of guy." Why did Sam use that description and ...
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468 views

What kind of heat vision goggles?

What heat vision goggles are used in the The Expendables movie during the beginning scene with the Somali pirates? Do these type of goggles actually exist? If so, what is the make and model?
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2answers
488 views

Why is the choir in South Park episode 301 called “Getting Gay With Kids”?

In the episode 301 "Rainforest Shmainforest" there is an organisation (a kids choir) which advocates for preserving rain-forests. The whole plot of the episode is about Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman ...
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858 views

Who sent the assassin to kill Bran Stark?

Who actually sent the assassin to kill Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones S01E02? Jamie believes it was not Cercei, and swears he did not do it - and it makes no sense for him to lie to Catelyn about ...
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4answers
2k views

Why blame Batman for the crimes commited by Harvey Dent?

Near the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon says he cannot cover up the murders of 5 people, 2 of them cops. But how would the public know that Harvey committed those crimes? Why did they have to blame it ...
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667 views

Is there any specific reason behind Kamal hassan to not to act with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not done a single film with one of the top heroine of 90's, Roja. Is there any specific reason for this?
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9k views

What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
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1answer
171 views

A man on a boat impaled by a marlin's bill

I only remember one scene from this movie: a man on a boat (small yacht?) is seemingly floating in air when he is first found in a cabin by another character. The other character freaks out because of ...
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1answer
204 views

Help identify the film in which a group of teenagers provides a hiding place for a runaway convict

It's an american film from late 80ties or 90ties about a group of boys who meet an adult criminal, I think a runaway convict. The convict hides in a shack in woods, which belongs to one of the boys, ...
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2k views

Why do some movies include only one instance of the f word?

While rewatching Mr and Mrs Smith, there is only one instance where the f-word is used. There are several other movies (I can't recall any other at the moment) where f-word is used only once. Is there ...
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1answer
415 views

What is the message of Pain & Gain?

I might go the risk of a quite broad or subjective question here, but I was surprised by how the story of Pain & Gain actually developed. From the trailer I expected a light-hearted action comedy ...
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1answer
640 views

What can someone use to give them 'Godfather cheeks'?

You know the story. Someone tells you the great news that they're expecting, and the even better news that they want you to be the Godfather. Your natural response is to look the part. But how? ...
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3k views

Why do many horror movies involve children?

I just finished watching the Spanish movie 'The Orphanage' and I suddenly observed that many of the horror movies, especially some very popular ones, involve children as a central part of the story, ...
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306 views

Bank Robbery With Thieves Timing Police Response

It is a bank robbery movie and there is a scene where they drive in the city at night with a timer to time the police response. Movie ends with a dude and woman on a plane.
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3k views

Who is the woman on the bicycle who rides up to Uncle Rico?

At the end of Napoleon Dynamite, a woman rides up to Uncle Rico's trailer. I have no idea who this person is. I can only think that she might be Summer's mom, but she doesn't look like her. What is ...
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2answers
2k views

Why does “Hollywood Accounting” still work?

Hollywood accounting is the practice of big studios of making successful movies into what looks like a financial failures on purpose and through questionable accounting tricks. The goal is to show no ...
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1answer
145 views

What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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334 views

hong-kong action movie from 70s or 80s with a heist and a crossbow

Although I haven't seen this movie in full I do remember one particular scene: man shoots a crossbow bolt with a string attached. He slides down on it to some skyscraper building and attacks some ...
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1answer
142 views

Help identify this TV show with jet flying through barn?

I remember this TV show where, I'm pretty sure, on the opening credits, a small jet crosses some kind of barn whose gate is closing, and turns the plane 90 degrees so that it fits. I'm not 100% sure ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the source of Truffaut's famous anti-war movie quote?

Francois Truffaut famously said it is impossible to make an anti-war film. This is cited numerous times by Ebert, and there is even the trope "Truffaut was right". But what is the source for this ...
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2answers
406 views

Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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1answer
168 views

Help identifying this french movie from 90s or 2000s

There are 3-4 guys chasing each other. They are driving through a desert in Africa to a seaside, carrying a large sum of money stolen from a plane. One of them is a pilot. One of trucks is a tow truck ...
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4answers
14k views

What does the title Silver Linings Playbook mean?

Yesterday I got to watch the movie Silver Linings Playbook. What is the theme of the movie and how is the title related to the context?
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471 views

Who is this actor? Talks out of the right side of his face

Okay, so this has been eating me alive all night. There is an actor who I like, but can't remember his name, or even what I've seen him in. I know, I know; I must no like him very much, then. Well, ...
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1answer
298 views

In the Movie “Her”, when the OS is configuring Theodore's 'Profile', what's really going on?

First of all, I'd like to say that Her was a terrific movie! But given the scene when the OS was asking about Theodore's relationship with his mother (as can be seen here), I'd like to know what was ...
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1answer
137 views

Please ID this movie western featuring telescopic sight

I saw a FANTASTIC movie about 20 years ago or more, please help me ID it. Color, & I cant recall exactly if it had a 'spaghetti western' feel to it, but it was set in Mexico or the wild west. A ...
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2answers
555 views

How audio tracks are censored on tv?

When the audio track is censored for a TV audience, the "inappropriate" dialogue is sometimes dubbed over with more appropriate words. I'm just curious how this is done exactly. Do movie studios ...
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1answer
337 views

Why does Cherevin try to have Ryan killed when he doesn't need to?

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that ...
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3answers
564 views

In the Spider-Man films of the last 20 years how do Spider-Man's feet stick to walls?

In the Spider-Man films with Tobey Maguire they showed close-ups of Peter's hands with the little jagged spikes growing out of his skin, showing that this is how he sticks to surfaces. But how would ...
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3answers
539 views

Unknown movie about invasive alien entity creature

This movie is only by a couple scenes I think back on and have been searching for. We are out on the ocean, on an ocean liner, a science vessel, or other ship of some kind. There is an unusual ...
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3answers
141 views

Movie about a middle-aged band on their last tour

I saw a trailer for a film before the movie 'Moonrise Kingdom'. If I'm remembering correctly, the movie was about an aging band that was going to hang it up after one last tour. The movie seemed ...
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3answers
3k views

Why did Walter tell Lydia what he did to her?

At the end of the very last episode of Breaking Bad, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been ...
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1answer
152 views

Help identifying a movie (or en episode), I only remember the end, possibly from the 90's

In the end of the movie a man is in an empty room of an empty house (no furniture, paintings), he opens a little trap door in the middle of floor of the room he is in, he enters the trap door, he ...
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1answer
782 views

What did the last text say at the end of The Fosters S01E13

In the episode "Things Unsaid" (S01E13) of The Fosters, Cole replied to Brandon's text from Callie's phone. But the episode cut off before I could read what the text said, and I can't figure out the ...
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1answer
221 views

Do Marvel Studios share the same Mode of Production as Marvel Comics?

I know Marvel Comics have a fairly notorious process of development, with Bullpen Bulletins outlining the methodology of the brain trust over the years. It seems little has been published/revealed ...
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3answers
639 views

Is the Blacklist a serial TV show?

I've been interested in watching NBC's The Blacklist, but I've been busy and haven't had the time. And now when I have time, Hulu only has later episodes in the season. So do I need to see the pilot ...
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1answer
128 views

Weapons of mass destruction cracking Earth's crust, unleashing zombies

I'm looking for a "Horror" Movie, I've tried to find it again but it seems impossible on my own. The Movie starts with a War and what happened before it. There are I think it was 4 companys who used ...
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4answers
402 views

If Vader thinks he killed Padme, why isn't he more surprised that he has children?

Padme was pregnant when Anakin killed her (or so he believes) -- he has no knowledge of her having given birth and as far as I can tell, he thinks she died before giving birth. So why isn't his ...
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1answer
245 views

What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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1answer
738 views

Cartoon/Anime with Avatar-Like Mech-Suits

It was during the same time that Zoids, Yu-gi-oh etc was out, so late 90's most likely hearly 2000's. It was about a team of people that had control of these mech-suits (like the ones in Avatar). They ...

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