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Switch in *The Matrix* - Two Actors?

Recently I found an article quoting an IMDb Factoid that the character Switch in The Matrix was supposed to be played by two actors, one male and one female: When Belinda McClory auditioned for ...
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The Usual Suspects what's the joke?

This is basically an attempt to revive this yahoo question which has exactly one answer that is downvoted. (I'm not the OP there though) Apparently there is a brick joke in The Usual Suspects. At ...
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Identify tongue in cheek movie with exploding heart punch/technique

I've been trying to find a movie for years on and off. The problem is searching - the keywords return too many potential movies, so am hoping this will jog someone's memory, even though that is a long ...
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Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Analysis, Interpretations and randomness

Tetsuo is an Experimental Movie released in 1989 by Japanese director Shin'ya Tsukamoto. The score of the movie was composed by Chu Ishikawa and is inspired by the german pioneer bands in ...
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Embarrassed student goes on a killing spree and makes a kill list with hero's name on it

Can anybody tell the title of this thriller film? I have seen this film very long back and am not able to recall its title. The story goes like this: A fellow student is embarrassed by an 'incident' ...
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Idenfity Late '90s early 00's Sci-Fi mini-series

I've been trying to identify a tv mini-series (maybe movie, but I don't think so) I watched 10-15 years ago. Here are some key points I remember about it: Plot An alien ship arrives at a ...
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How much of the video compilation made for Lilly's memorial was actually Amanda Seyfried?

In S1E4 ("Wrath of Con") of Veronica Mars, a memorial fountain is dedicated to Lilly Kane. Logan, her ex-boyfriend, is assigned the task of creating a video montage as a tribute to be viewed during ...
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What does the painting in the hospital hall in Kill Bill mean?

In Chapter Two, The blood-splattered BRIDE, 21st minute, as the camera looks through the eyes of Elle as she walks up to the room where Beatrix lies in coma, the centerpiece of the frame is occupied ...
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Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
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Post apocalyptic movie with cans

I'm looking for a title of an movie I saw as a child (at least 25 years ago). The movie is probably produced in the 80th. It could be European, but I'm not sure about this. It could be a ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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Where do the T-1000 machines come from in Terminator Genisys

In the movie Terminator Genisys, when Kyle reaches 1984, there is a T-1000 that attacks him. T-1000 has been waiting for John's arrival, this only means that Judgement Day happens for sure, is it? How ...
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Comedy about Islamic school teacher adopting her boyfriends' lifestyles

I saw bits of this on a bus in Egypt about 3-4 years ago. I couldn't follow any of the dialogue, so this is all me reading between the lines of what I saw... Apologies for anything I misunderstood! ...
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Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Movie with children chased by adults dressed in black

I saw this film as a kid, I was probably 6 or 7 so this was around 1986-1989. It was programmed as a children's film, so my mom took me. I remember only certain scenes from this film. My guess is that ...
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Was Gunda planned as a Trash movie?

There is a lot to read and talk about the 1998 Bollywood movie Gunda. General perception is that it's so bad it's good. The movie holds a rating of 8.2 on IMDB and holds a cult status. I want to ...
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Help identifying quirky 80s/90s movie - road trip, post-apocalypse, comedy-ish?

Date: probably 80s, maybe early 90s. What I remember: very vague. Two people (man an woman) on a road trip, though I'm not sure that was the entire plot of the film, maybe just a part of it. It feels ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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How “directed” were the activities filmed in Disney's Monkey Kingdom?

While watching the plot of Monkey Kingdom unfold, I became very curious about just how directed many of the scenes were. This is perhaps a slightly broad question, but I think it's still a good one. ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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Old horror movie, few stories in one movie?

Horror film that contained few, probably unrelated stories (I am not sure if it was 3 or 4 stories). I watched it around 1998, but it seemed to be pretty old back then. It wasn't Creepshow. Might have ...
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Animated apocalyptic sci-fi movie from the 70's or early 80's

Every few years I make an attempt to find information about this barely-remembered show that I saw. I was probably around 6 years old, and lived in South Africa at the time, for what that helps. ...
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Was Birdemic planned to be a bad movie?

I would like to know if Birdemic was intended as a funny non-serious movie or if it was really made with the intention of producing a genuinely scary movie that just got bad. Were they serious when ...
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Scene in which end of dinner is signaled by strict father placing napkin on table

My parents both remember a movie scene with the following description: A family has finished eating dinner, and two young boys are silently waiting to be excused. Their strict father places his napkin ...
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What was the recording order for How I Met Your Mother?

I know that the scene with the kids in the finale of How I Met Your Mother had all been recorded a while back as a way to make sure they looked the dame throughout the series, and I know the ending ...
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What deal does Finch make with H.R. In “Person of Interest”?

In Season 1 Episode 19 of "Person of Interest", Elias kidnaps Carter's son, so Finch goes to Officer Simmons, who is part of H.R., a group of corrupt cops who are working with Elias at the time. The ...
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How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Are Matt LeBlanc's financial troubles a caricature of Nicolas Cage?

In the Showtime/BBC series Episodes, Matt LeBlanc plays himself. In the latest season (Season 4), a key plot point involves Matt facing financial problems along with overdue taxes. I couldn't help ...
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References to Voyager 1 / Cassini photographs?

Voyager - a famous interstellar mission - produced pictures after passing Saturn. To me it seems too much of a coincidence that a shot in the film Interstellar featuring a distant shot of the space ...
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Utopia realistic shootings

I am currently watching the British series Utopia and I a was curious if someone knew or could point to a reference on how do they make those ultra realistic shootings and deaths.
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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How close is Masters of Sex to the actual events?

Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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What is the significance of the number 12 in the MCU?

There are various different uses of the number 12 across the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Does it have any significance at all or is it a running gag?
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Did Captain Dudley Smith kill Lieutenant Edmund Exley's father?

In L.A. Confidential Captain Dudley Smith (James Cromwell) introduces a newspaper reporter to Edmund Exley (Guy Pearce) and explains to the reporter "I was fortunate enough to be partnered with his ...
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Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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Why does Mission: Impossible sometimes use a shorter intro?

While rewatching the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible I noticed that in some episodes they used a much shorter version of the whole intro sequence, which had a shorter music piece, less pre-character ...
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Western where one shots at spurs making them spin

Ok, I know this is very thin, but I thought I'll give it a try... I'm trying to find the tittle of the first Western-movie I really saw as a kid - and when I say "saw", I mean that I saw about 10 ...
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Cold War espionage movie, East Germans, late 1970s - early 1980s

I'm trying to find a particular movie that I saw many years ago. Here's what I remember: set amidst the Cold War mostly on the front lines of espionage an American protagonist who worked with ...
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Which action movie is this?

I had seen a movie on AXN (India) in April 2000. I am really not able to recollect its name and have not seen it ever on any channels. The following things may help you to find it: The villian is a ...
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Do they ever really wake up from the sedative test?

I distinctly remember a scene in Inception when Cobb is testing Yusuf's custom made super sedative. He then abruptly wakes up and goes to the bathroom where he proceeds to splash his face with water ...
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Identify Show from 80s

As a kid in the 80s, I saw a sketch comedy show that featured a sketch about a male psychotherapist or councilor who was wearing a bra. In my memory, the sketch started with the man coming out into ...
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Girl becomes physically/mentally disabled and learns to run again

I'm hoping to get some help identifying a movie, for which I don't remember a lot of the premise / plot. What I do know is that it's about a girl who gets in an accident and becomes physically / ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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Why didn't Cinderella's slippers disappear?

I hope you all know the Cinderella's story so I am going to begin from the part where Her Fairy Godmother magically appeared and immediately began to transform Cinderella from house servant to the ...
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How will online-exclusive media change the landscape of “traditional programming” recognition?

We're experiencing a steady increase of programming being exclusively available on the Internet. I want to better understand how the trend of online-exclusive media will change the awards systems. ...
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Does the Film Drive Have a Cameo from the star of Maniac Cop

The Film Drive has the Below image: Is this an uncredited Cameo from Laurene Landon, the star of the Maniac cop films? It looks like her, and Refn has gone on record as saying he is a fan of those ...
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What edition of Underworld has Rhona Mitra retconned into it?

While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks the original blonde Sonja (Jazmin Dammak) had been replaced by the brunette version from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rhona ...

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