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Has the Matrix canon or the Wachowskis ever suggested that the machines' co-dependence on humans is psychosocial instead of energy based?

The script of the first Matrix movie is almost flawless, but one theme that doesn't hold water is the statement that the machines' need of humans are as an energy source by extracting waste heat and ...
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Man fakes mental condition by finishing each sentence with Cockadoodle Doo

I saw (parts of) this movie around the early 80s. (I was too young to appreciate it.) I would be surprised if the movie wasn't in English. I recall a somewhat European feel to it. I don't recall any ...
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Season 2: What is so important about the bridge?

I'm just about the second season of house of cards and I'm asking myself: What is so important about that bridge Feng wants to be build? He has already so much money and it seems not to be worth for ...
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What is said on the Chinese broadcast 34 minutes into Looper?

At 34:00, we briefly see a television depicting mass-destruction and the English words 'Rainmaker'. What is being said in Chinese on this newscast?
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Abstract art snuck into Disney film?

I remember reading an article about one of the animators or layout artists on a Disney animated film sneaking in one of their own original abstract paintings into a frame. I thought it was Bill ...
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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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How is The Godfather: Part III related to the Cavalleria Rusticana?

In the finale of The Godfather: Part III Vincent's "clearance" of the Corleone family's enemies and the assassination attempt on Michael is intertwined with the family attending a performance of the ...
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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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Technique of shooting scenes inverted?

I read in a recent article on moviefone that there is a common technique of shooting scenes inverted (left is right and vice versa). Apparently this was used in Star Wars to shoot a scene including ...
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Movie with wrongly convicted female lead who is put to death in the gas chamber

Trying to remember the title of this movie has been bothering me for over 30 years. Every couple of years I post the bit that I can remember of the movie at imdb.com, but, to date, no one knows the ...
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Group enters house, woman turns them into monsters

I need help with an American horror movie that I forgot, it is from the 2000's I think. It's about a group of college-age people that goes to a house (forgot why); the house has a gate, then they meet ...
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To which degree was the image of the “Angel of Verdun” influenced by Jeanne d'Arc?

After Rita Vrataski proved herself a war hero in the battle of Verdun prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow she became known and advertized as the "Angel of Verdun", a symbol of hope and a possible ...
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Was Nick Fury treated with GH-325?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier... Nick Fury recovers from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen within a relatively short space of time. Whilst we are shown him in an injured but stable ...
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Dead wife haunting her husband's new wife

So I remember seeing a movie about a guy who got married very fast and moved into a house with his new wife and then strange things started happening. The cat drowned in the bathtub. There was hair in ...
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Two boys are in love with a young blonde girl who gets killed

I'm looking for a movie which story is about a young blonde girl who moved (I think) to a new town where two boys (brothers?) fell in love with her as she grows older and loses her braces. This girl ...
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An Avant Garde horror film from 60's-70's where meowing cats are in music score

This was a film I saw as a young adult. It was horror and it seemed to be from the 60's or early 70's avant garde film period. It involved a house and /or a clowder of feral cats that were evil or ...
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Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?

Is there an evidence that this famous Michael Jackson dance move is inspired by the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939)? With evidence I mean an interview or something like that. In The Wizard of Oz there ...
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Why did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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80s spaceship horror movie with killer alien who becomes friendly

I've been trying to identify this movie for some time now. I watched it at home in VHS before 1990. It was about a spaceship attacked by an alien. The alien attacked and killed several crew ...
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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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Why is the title of The Big Bang Theory not translated in Quebec?

In Quebec, the French speaking part of Canada, it is usual (and seems to be part of Bill 101 about the use of French Language in Quebec) to translate titles of movies and TV show into French. For ...
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UK forest where young people mock a horror film

This movie was available on my cable company's on-demand in the mid 2000s. It started with a group of American college aged people driving a VW microbus to a secluded cabin in the Irish (or Scottish) ...
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Old movie/TV episode with a daughter disappearing into the woods

In the beginning of this American movie/episode we get to watch a home video of a young girl having a picnic with her family in the park. I'm not sure, but I think they were flying a kite. Suddenly ...
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Movie about the shooting of a racy movie

I seem to remember that this was the opening scene of the movie (possibly TV show.). A man is gently tying his wife / girlfriend to the bed for some consentual BDSM fun. After tying up the woman ...
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Movie about a girl luring and locking a man into a white room with only a computer

I don't recall much other than a woman chatting to a man via internet chat room and eventually lures him in to meet her. He goes to a train station, opens a door to a white room where she is sitting, ...
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Why was this version of the Stark vs Loki scene abandoned?

So recently I found this little animation that seems to be taken from either deleted scenes or some sort of pre-processing/concept work up of the scene before the Battle of New York of Stark vs Loki. ...
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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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Was the member 'Tick' always supposed to be a part of the colony?

In season 2 of Discovery's 'The Colony' later in the series a man named Tick reveals himself to the rest of the group. This brings their number up to 10, which is the same number that the first season ...
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What is the meaning of the butterfly?

In the movie The Door (org.: Die Tür) there are repeated ocurrances of a butterfly. First of all David's daughter Leonie wants to go catching butterflies when her father doesn't have time for her and ...
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Whom or what is the whale supposed to symbolize?

During King of Devil's Island (org.: Kongen av Bastøy) the former sailor Erling (C-19) tells a story to Olav (C-1) for writing down, about a ship crew hunting for a whale, which seems to be an ...
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Why is the Metacognitive Processor in Caprica needed?

In Caprica, the spin-off series from Battlestar Galactica, a central plot point is the Metacognitive Processor (MCP). It's seemingly required to get the virtual Zoe in to a robot. However, the ...
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What were Henryk, Halina and others chosen for?

At Warsaw Ghetto, policemen randomly picked some Jews and the rest were sent to station for the extermination camp. I assume some were picked because they were better built as later said by somebody ...
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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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Why doesn't Aman's wife comes back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the difference?
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Possibly 1980's movie featuring clowns and a pet monkey

I need help identifying an unknown movie from the 1980's I seen when I was a kid. The only scenes I remember were 2 men (a white man and black man) and a kid (might be the white man's child?) ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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French Horror Film with Trapped Girl and Tortured Friend

In 2009 I lived for 6 months in France, one evening there was a movie on TV with the above plot line. The movie starts where a young woman (I believe she's a model) comes home and takes a bath, ...
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Wilderness movie where some sort of poison or contamination is draining out of a cave

Unfortunately I remember very little about this movie, but I saw it once as a kid, loved it, and then couldn't ever find it again. Here are the very limited details: Probably made late 90s or early ...
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Why don't we get to see all the 7 lightning strikes?

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the eponymous protagonist grows up in a nursing home where he meets Mr. Daws, a man who claims to have been "struck by lightning 7 times". And in fact it's a ...
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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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90s-00s movie where 2 women travel to town and strange things happen

I believe it was on Lifetime, it may not have been. Two women travel to a small town to visit and strange things start to happen. One of the women goes missing. The other woman discovers that there ...
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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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Did Trevor Reznik really go to the amusement park?

In The Machinist, we see Trevor Reznik go to the amusement park with Maria (the waitress) and Nicholas (her son). Trevor and Nicholas go on the Route 666 ride, and Nicholas has an epileptic fit. ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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Name of the movie where two black women are kidnapped, one stabbed in stomach and cut in half

When I was a kid, there was a movie on late at night that I watched and shouldn't have. In the plot, two black women have been kidnapped (I think) or forced to go on the run with two black guys. ...
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Is Breacher wearing a European style necktie to point to Schwarzenegger's heritage?

In Sabotage (2014) the character Breacher, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, is shown wearing a European style necktie, i.e. the stripes showing positive diagonals when seen by others ( // , see here). ...
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Why is the movie named Maratonci trče počasni krug (in English The Marathon Family)?

The literal meaning of The Marathon Family's original title, Maratonci trče počasni krug, could be translated as something like "Marathoners running a lap of honor". How does the title correspond to ...
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What is the original occurrence of this specific memory-loss / amnesia plot?

I am not searching for a specific movie I have seen, hence the question may be vague or a little off-topic (hopefully not too far). I am searching for the original movie (or source, maybe even in ...
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Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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The hydrazine incident: could both astronauts have been saved?

In Europa Report, two of the astronauts (James and Andrei) are coming to the end of a space walk (and are low on air) when there's an emergency in the form of an explosion. Andrei finds a tear in his ...

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