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Was Nakatomi corp. involved in illegal activity?

After Hans Gruber's gang seizes control of Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard, Hans and several henchmen accompany Joseph Takagi to his office and this is said: Hans Gruber: Theo has some questions for ...
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Non-credit in Julie and Julia

I've read other threads regarding credit/non-credit in movies, but haven't come across my particular question. I was watching "Julie and Julia" last night and noticed something odd about the credits. ...
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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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436 views

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language?

Is the Engineers' language in Prometheus similar to any human language? Was this language developed further in any website or promotional material?
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Why does Quaid shoot the soldier that frees him?

In the 2012 version of Total Recall, when Quaid is being strapped into the chair to have his Hauser memories/personality re-implanted one of the soldiers is shown to cut Quaid's wrist restraints with ...
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Is this quote originally from The Dark Knight?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Now I'm fairly certain I've been saying that line for at least ten years, don't know where I heard it, but now ...
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Explanation of Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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Main character buys a car fished out of a lake for 75$ to take a girl to the dance

Kid buys car for 75$ between him and his younger brother, takes girl out to dance. Dance is a bust, they go to make out point or whatever, and the headlights go out on their car, they almost get hit ...
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Movie about a man found washed up on a beach, they find out he is a serial killer

The movie I am looking for is about a man found on a beach, he has no memory. During the story, the police finds out he has the ability of calculating distances etc. etc. (he says "I was more or less ...
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1answer
31 views

B&W 1950s scifi movie, energy force in a vault escapes

An energy force type of monster is imprisoned in a concrete or metal vault. We never actually see what it is, it’s just a very bright light. It’s kept alive (or restrained) by electricity. Something ...
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472 views

Why is Brienne of Tarth devoted to Renly Baratheon

When we first meet Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones S02E03, she's fighting in a tournament to impress Renly Baratheon, when she wins she requests the honour to serve him. There are several points ...
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Children's movie where two girls chase a ball into the woods and they meet father time. Half live-action, half animation

Okay so, when I was a kid I watched this movie. It had to be in the late 1980s to early 1990s where two little girls are playing with a ball and the ball ends up in the woods. So the girls chase it ...
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Identify this British miniseries about a scientist

I am looking for the name of a miniseries that I had watched a long time ago. It's plot was about a scientist and his apprentice in a university. The time line suggested it was between 1920s and ...
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Was Erica Albright real?

In the film The Social Network Mark breaks up with Erica Albright early on, this (through a series of steps) leads to him creating The Facebook. However in real life Mark is married to Priscilla Chan ...
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1answer
265 views

Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?

The new Russian sub in The Hunt for Red October had a new 'caterpillar' drive which meant it was undetecable to sonars. However, it was spotted on it's maiden voyage and Jones immediately worked out ...
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2answers
166 views

What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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Use Force Lightning can Yoda?

In Star Wars Episode II, battling with Count Dooku Yoda was. Force Lightning against Yoda Dooku uses. The lightning from affecting him Yoda stops. Then Force Lightning back at Count Dooku he uses. ...
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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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3answers
446 views

What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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Who is James in “The Double (2013)”?

I saw the movie The Double this morning, a very strange movie. I didn't understand the exact plot of the movie. I've read the plot in IMDB and Wikipedia too, but I don't get it. Can somebody explain ...
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756 views

When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
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57 views

Scary (short?) movie or Twilight Zone episode with a creature under the bed

A little girl goes to stay with her businessman dad. She is taken into the room she'll be staying in. He leaves her in there and she finds a little door across from her bed. She finds some boxes in ...
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4answers
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How much of Star Wars did George Lucas actually write?

I got into a semi-argument with a friend recently regarding how much credit to give George Lucas for Star Wars. She was commenting how he's an awful director and that's why the new Star Wars trilogy ...
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Where does this german quote comes from? [on hold]

I have found on Youtube in this video the following quote: ... hör auf dir diese Planet der Affen Scheisse reinzuziehen tagtäglich ... Hollywood macht dir deine Religion vor! Du glaubst alles was ...
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What is this old horror movie?

its about a bunch of people, 2 girls, a few boys (college age)and a married man and woman. they get stranded in the rain and have to go to a big mansion to stay. the hostess seduces one of the men and ...
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1answer
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Why did Cersei Lannister start a physical relationship with her brother Jaime?

In Game of Thrones, did Cersei Lannister not find anyone else in the entire King's Landing to satisfy her desires? At least someone other than her own brother to be the father of all her children? ...
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0answers
30 views

Why and how did Valentine disappear?

Clouds of Sils Maria Spoiler ahead: The story is about Maria Enders, she is now middle aged and a director wants to revived her character that she did 20 years ago. This time director wants to cast ...
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4answers
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Why is this picture used in the opening titles of Cheers, and where is it from?

The following image is from the sitcom Cheers title sequence. Source: sitcomsonline.com Can anyone tell me where this image is from and why it is used in Cheers.
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Did Hugo Weaving Copy Carl Sagan to play Agent Smith?

I happened to be watching an episode of the 80's show Cosmos which was hosted by Carl Sagan. Sitting and listening to his voice, I was puzzled, thinking "Who's voice does this sound like?". I came to ...
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3answers
2k views

Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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1answer
61 views

Movie watched on Hallmark Channel about female friends' reunion

What: TV movie. Watched it on Hallmark Channel. Year: From the late 70's or 80's. Plot: It's about a group of female friends who reunite after 20 years in their hometown. I remember one of them ...
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0answers
33 views

Why didn't he get the power of it?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the comics, whoever holds the Mjolnir, gets the power of Thor too. So why does it never happen in the movie?
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Why doesn't he respond to Black Widow and left in the near end?

In the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron we get the new roster of Avengers and this is not a new thing, it always happened in comics and cartoons.
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1answer
574 views

Horror movie about a man kill his whole family and himself. Then he haunt the house

I watch this movie back in the 90's when i was small. In the beginning of the movie, a man shave his head, he kill his wife, son and himself. Then he haunted the house. A few years later a family move ...
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Prison Break needs season 5 [on hold]

I just started watching this about 3 weeks ago on Netflix. I'm on season 4 episode 10, but there needs to be a season 5. What was the point in the show if it doesn't carry on? It sucks. We need more ...
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4answers
2k views

Which is the first parody film?

I love the parody films like Meet the Spartans,Vampires Suck and Scary Movie film series. I want to know which is the first film made which is parody of other film or films.
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Is Heath Ledger seen in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?

Any one observe this? It's interesting to see Heath Ledger in the restaurant .. Is that really Heath Ledger in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?
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Who does Justice Ashland represent in the West Wing?

It is said that the West Wing responds to some of the issues that came up in the Clinton and Bush Presidencies. In particular, the MS represents Clinton's Lewinsky Scandal, and the episode Isaac and ...
3
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1answer
290 views

Why did Melisandre ask Jon Snow if he's a virgin?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", Melisandre and Jon Snow had this conversation as they were on their way to the top of the Wall: Melisandre: Are you a virgin? Jon Snow: No. ...
10
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1answer
1k views

Man escapes prison or asylum, murders, returns to cell

I think the movie, which was in color, was set in a remote area of England or Scotland. The prisoner figures out how to escape from his cell. One night he 'goes out', kills someone with an ax, and ...
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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
2k views

Is there real connection between The Machinist and Dostoyevsky's books?

I've asked myself why the imaginary co-worker of Reznik in The Machinist (2004) is called Ivan, and why Reznik himself reads "The Idiot". According to Wikipedia, Ivan is reference to "The Brothers ...
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1answer
89 views

Reason behind Man of Steels muted tones

Are there any officially declared answers to why exactly "Man of Steel" had such heavy, dark tones throughout the movie? Usually such themes are used to depict harsh times in a movie. But here, the ...
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2answers
196 views

Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being ...
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2answers
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Isn't Lister an Orphan?

In Ouroboros it's shown that Lister was abandoned under a pool table to be adopted. However in Better than Life he talks about his dad dying (and how he continued to read the football results down ...
3
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2answers
43 views

On their U.S. release date, what time of day are movies first shown?

When a date is provided for a US release, does it mean it will be released first thing that morning (matinee) or evening?
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Why are the Infinity stones different in appearance?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the Infinity Stones as normal stones when the Collector explains about them to the team. But we know how different they are in the present Marvel cinematic ...
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Is Batman the second lead in Batman v Superman? [on hold]

The title might seem outrageous/absurd to some, but this is what I really felt like. In the upcoming movie Batman v Superman, is Superman the central character? What I mean is the story primarily ...
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1answer
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name of artsy italian 60s movie where 2 couples vacation at a shack on the pier

I'm trying to remember the name of a very artsy well shot color foreign film, I think it was Italian, 60s film. There were some scenes in an industrial factory and many scenes where 2 couples get ...

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