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Does the scene with Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf take place in the book?

The scene I'm referring to takes place in Rivendell where Galadriel, Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf discuss the dwarves' quest and the Morgul blade. It's been a few years since I read The Hobbit and I'm ...
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When were the scenes with Frodo shot for The Hobbit?

When were the scenes with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the older Bilbo (Ian Holm) shot for The Hobbit? Were they perhaps shot during the making of LotR?
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Why was Frodo so resistant to the ring?

I know, by the end, it had gotten the better of him, but the effect it had on Frodo compared to Boromir who was driven mad by it, doesn't seem fit at all. Also Sam was carrying it for a very short ...
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197 views

Gangster movie about a group of orphans under the care of a priest

A group of poor orphan boys are under care of a priest. Some of the elders of this group join the gangsters in robbing a bank and make some of wishes of the younger's true (buy them clothes, ball ...
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5answers
7k views

How can I find tv shows/films similar to one I like?

As a general case, how can I find movies or TV shows similar to an existing movie or TV show that I like?
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3answers
9k views

How did the Slap Bet count develop?

In How I Met Your Mother Barney lost the Slap Bet some time ago. Being a somewhat inconsistent viewer, I can't recall the episodes that fulfilled the bet, and in my mind, at least 1 is still due. What ...
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1answer
364 views

Why doesn't Barney wear the Duckie Tie?

In How I Met Your Mother Barney loses the Duckie Tie bet in October 2011 when he cannot perform the Benihana routine satisfactorily. He was to wear it for 1 year, hence October 2012. However, I was ...
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4answers
2k views

In the movie Panic Room how did the police know to come back?

In the movie Panic Room, how did the police know to come back? The police arrive at the house the first time as a result of Stephen Altman calling them. Meg Altman convinces them that there is ...
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1answer
657 views

Why did Mona's name change in the later part of 3 idiots?

Mona Singh, whose name is Poonam, becomes Mona in the later part of the film 3 Idiots. After squabbling with Viru Sahasrbuddhe, Rancho suddenly starts calling 'Mona Push'. AFter that everybody, ...
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2answers
1k views

In Panic Room what would have happened to the character played by Forest Whitaker?

In the 2002 film Panic Room, directed by David Fincher, Forest Whitaker plays a burglar named Burnham that shows signs of being a good man. In the thrilling climax of the movie he is seen all set to ...
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1answer
332 views

Millionaire kid developing a game

There was an old movie I saw when I was a child. A genius kid develops a game which sells for a million dollar or something, and gets rich off it. He couldn't handle the amount of money and buys lots ...
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1answer
382 views

Heist movie where a guy uses camouflage and fails

This movies dates before 2000. It is about a heist, if I recall correctly, a diamond is the objective. The particular scene I remember is one guy using a camouflage to blend with the floor of the ...
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198 views

School Custodian as All-Knowing Insider

In Mike and Molly episode “Peggy Gets a Job” (season 2, episode 8), when Peggy, Mike’s mother, gets a job at Molly’s school, she, as a support facilities personell, quickly accustoms herself with all ...
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1answer
216 views

Adolf Hitler using the technology in the phone to win a war?

In the television series, Misfits, S03E04, how did Adolf Hitler actually use the technology present in the cell phone to win the war?
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1answer
728 views

Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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1answer
88 views

What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin “better than before”?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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1answer
2k views

Why did Dignam wear gloves and hospital moccasins in 'The Departed' while killing Sullivan?

In the final scene of The Departed when Sullivan (played by Matt Damon)returns to his apartment he finds Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) waiting wearing gloves and hospital moccasins and pointing a gun at him. ...
3
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1answer
293 views

Why are the festivals misordered in the movie Baghban?

Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are separated right after Holi (remember Amitabh singing Holi khele Raghubeera?). They are said to be separated for six months, ie from March to September. Within ...
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2answers
197 views

Is there any particular reason for Esther to wear the dress instead of casual dress?

I understood the reason behind her wearing those bands around her neck and wrist, when the director of the mental hospital revealed she had scars in her wrists and neck. She used those bands to cover ...
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6answers
5k views

What's the significance of the Disney movie intro ident?

At the start of recent Disney movies, there's a short 30 second animation of a river with an old sailing ship, a bridge with a steam train and then the familiar Disney castle and fireworks. Is ...
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5answers
4k views

Why did the Joker lick his lips?

Throughout The Dark Knight, the Joker licks his lips when in conversation. Why does the Joker do this? Is this a psychological affect commonly observed in sociopaths or people with mental imbalances ...
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1answer
105 views

Why did the people get specific powers?

In the television series, Misfits, when the thunder stuck and everyone got their powers, why did the people get the specific powers that they got? Is it what they actually wished for?
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1answer
232 views

Why are there different audio levels for different languages?

I was watching the Star Trek Into Darkness trailers on Apple's trailer site. I watched the Announcement in english (US) and then the UK and AU versions and I noticed that background audio was at ...
2
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2answers
221 views

A geek so nondescript he was a 'stealth' spy [closed]

Might have been a TV series, American. The character was a chubby white geek who was working as an operative, or a spy. He might had been 'invisible' or something, because he was able to enter rooms ...
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3answers
3k views

Why could the warg riding orcs attack in daylight?

In the new Hobbit movie, the warg riding orcs attack in daylight, which according to Tolkien's books should not be possible. Any speculations how this might be explained anyway? In the Lord of the ...
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2answers
128 views

Common patterns in each season of The Black Adder?

All the four seasons of The Black Adder have six episodes. I have noticed that in the second episode of every season, the Black Adder almost dies or it is at least said that he is going to die - and ...
2
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1answer
103 views

What is Darling's actual name in the show?

In Season 4 of the British sitcom Blackadder, is the officer's name actually "Darling" or is it just a nick name? If "Darling" is just a nick name, what is his real name in the show?
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1answer
178 views

How did Blackadder become the king?

In the Special Episode of the television series Blackadder, also sometimes referred to as Season 5 Episode 1, How did Blackadder become the King of England? What is it that he must have changed in ...
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1answer
28k views

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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1answer
120 views

Why were the first 6 episodes skipped?

When the english version of Dragon Ball GT was released to the US, the first 6 episodes were skipped and replaced with a composite episode. Why were these 6 episodes skipped and compressed into one ...
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2answers
273 views

Movie about driving a woman crazy to gain inheritance

I saw this movie roughly 15 years ago, although it was in black and white. It's about a woman(call her Molly for now, though I doubt that was her name) who lives alone, until some relative(sister or ...
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1answer
3k views

How do they show a tooth-less mouth?

So today I was watching Grown-up again and saw the tooth of Lenny's daughter fell and we can see she had no teeth. Similarly, I remembered a scene with a missing tooth in the Hangover part 1. So I ...
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3answers
3k views

In The Dark Knight why does The Joker not appear to feel any pain?

In many scenes of The Dark knight, it seems that the Joker feels no pain. E.g. During the best scene of the movie, when the truck is turned upside down by Batman, The joker was sitting inside the ...
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1answer
101 views

How do the Dallas movies fit between the old and new shows?

The last episode of the original Dallas aired in 1991. Two reunion movies were made. The first, J.R. Returns, aired in 1996. The second, War of the Ewings, aired in 1998. The series was revived in ...
12
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8answers
5k views

“Happiness is only real when shared”

IN the 2007's movie Into The Wild, Chris abandons society and starts living in a forest. In the end when he is dying his last words are "Happiness is only real when shared" So was it a mistake to ...
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1answer
327 views

Movie about a medical student who becomes rich on gold mining in the 19th century

The movie was color and is set some time in 19th century during the gold rush. A medical student leaves university and to search for a gold mine. He suffers very much and finally finds a mine but it ...
6
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1answer
227 views

What was so dangerous about the listening device?

Batman has Lucius Fox man a device that monitors all of the cell phones in Gotham to give Batman an edge in his fight against the Joker. Fox is so against using this device that he says he will resign ...
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2answers
11k views

Are real guns used in movies?

For example, in "Matrix Reloaded", we see that the agents fire on the car driven by Morpheus. We see that the bullets penetrating the body of the car. If the gun is not real, how did it happen? If ...
6
votes
1answer
113 views

Why should the name of The Scottish play never be said?

In Season 3, Episode 4 of the television series Blackadder, Sense and Senility, Why should the name of the Scottish play never be said? What about the time when the Scottish play is to be performed?
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votes
2answers
443 views

Linking between Season 1 and Season 2 of Black Adder?

Is the Season 2 of Black Adder, in any way a continuation of the season 1? I have just finished watching the First episode of the Season 2 and not able to relate it to Season 1. The main character is ...
0
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2answers
279 views

How realistic is the Black Adder Series? [closed]

I know that the Black Adder series is a sitcom and also a lot of things shown in it must be false and never happened in the real world. For example as evident by the answers given in Who is this man ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

What kind of make up is used to make Harvey Dent's horryfying face?

Everytime I see The Dark Knight, I am surprised looking at the make up of Harvey Dent (Two Face). What kind of technology is used in such make ups and how are they done? The make up was really scary. ...
10
votes
1answer
998 views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
11k views

Why not make full use of the eagles in The Hobbit?

I realize of course that if Gandalf had summoned his eagle friends at the beginning of the story, and flown the entire party to Smaug's mountain, then this would not make a particularly riveting ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

Why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla?

In the movie The Prestige, why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla? Didn't he know that it would make him more successful? And did the other half not know about the plan, which is why he went to inspect ...
15
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6answers
3k views

Did Anderson actually pass?

In the 2012 movie Dredd, rookie Anderson who is a psychic is put on an assessment mission with Dredd. At the very end of the movie, Dredd states that her assessment is over and she hands her badge ...
12
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1answer
731 views

Significance of the painting in Mallory's office

In the movie Skyfall while Bond first meets Q in a museum they are watching the painting of a ship dragged by another ship and Q remarks: Always makes me feel a little melancholy. A grand old ...
3
votes
2answers
591 views

Why animation was used in several scenes of Revolver?

Revolver. Though, An amazing movie regarding EGO, EGO and EGO... At most times, the movie included actual animations of Andre, Liotta and several other characters. Like - when the money was stolen, ...
4
votes
2answers
749 views

Why does K grab a gun before the past is changed?

After J hangs up on K in a phone argument, K opens his arsenal, chooses a weapon, sits in his chair and then disappears. IMHO, K seems to know what is about to happen, but arming himself appears ...
15
votes
8answers
2k views

What is the significance of the iconic imagery in the ending of Dredd?

There are two things that stand out visually at the end of Dredd. When Dredd finally confronts Ma-ma in her apartment there is a display of guns and a jacket on the wall. When Anderson is laying down ...

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