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What is the point of the girlfriend scenes?

A friend of mine asked me this after seeing Whiplash (2014) last night, and I was not quite happy with my own answer, so I'll throw it out there to see if someone can up with somthing more conclusive: ...
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210 views

When does the ISIS gang get slap-happy?

I watched the second half of Archer: Vice (Season 5), and across multiple episodes one ISIS employee would pelt another with a quick flurry of slaps punctuated by a final larger blow. It seems like ...
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Is there an all-encompassing TV ratings standard that includes live viewing, DVR, downloads, and streaming?

TV ratings standards seem outdated, especially considering the various ways that viewers watch television today. Nielsen offers a few ratings standards that include Live + DVR within a span of ...
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11 views

A thriller about a stalking dolphin

This question should be easy to answer, but strangely, it is not. In about 1990, I watched a movie, whose title is translated into Vietnamese as "The dolphin's revenge" or "Dolphin avenges". It is ...
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A Movie About Death

The movie is about 3, people who's lives turn upside down after a friend or relative dies, There was a girl who's friend died in a tsunami, then a British Boy who's brother was hit by a truck while ...
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2answers
87 views

Why didn't Peter pick up Syler's ability earlier?

Later in the series, Peter visits Syler to learn his ability, but Peter comes into contact with Syler on multiple occassions in the first season, but never picked up his ability. Is there something ...
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What is the significance of Dukakis in Donnie Darko?

There are some sections within the movie where Michael Dukakis comes into view. The television The argument between Eddie and Elizabeth What is the purpose of Dukakis and politics within Donnie ...
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Difference between creator of a tv show and show runner [duplicate]

What is the exact difference between a show runner and a show creator? Because I have a lot of ideas and want to know which one I should try to go for?
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498 views

Why was Tyrion disgraced?

At the end of S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Game of Thrones Tyrion has been disgraced, removed from his role as Hand of the King and left in a small room following a successful defence of King's Landing? ...
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What happened to Syrio, the Dance Master?

In the first season of Game of Thrones, Arya trains with a Dance Master called Syrio Forel. Towards the end of the series their lesson is interrupted when troops burst in and try to capture Arya. ...
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69 views

80's (or possibly 1990) movie involving a sex (rape?) scene where the woman gets honey in her hair

i was probably 4 or 5 when i saw this scene so we're talking 1989 or so. it is in color and i believe it is in english. as i said i watched it around 89 but i have no idea if it was actually from the ...
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1answer
61 views

Movie about a innocent nerdy petite teen that is a killer

I have seen this movie maybe in the late 90's. This was about a petite nerdy next-door teen that wants an already engaged boy. Of course, the boy and his girlfriend ignore the girl. There is an scene ...
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3answers
143 views

Please identify this very distinct image from a movie or a TV show

I came across this curious image. I have every reason to believe that this is a still image from either a motion picture, or a television programme. Can anyone enlighten me and divulge its origin? ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli's would be assassin say “Michael Corleone says hello”?

In The Godfather 2, Frankie Pentangeli walks into a bar. A man puts a cord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on we find out that Roth ordered the hit as Michael confronts ...
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4answers
772 views

In No Country for Old Men, who does Anton Chigurh work for (Why did he kill them?)

I just re-watched No Country for Old Men, and while it is implied that Chigurh is hired to find the money and kill whoever stole it, it is unclear who hired him. He kills the two men in the beginning ...
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3answers
2k views

Explain “hypersleep” from Alien, Prometheus, etc.?

Early in Prometheus, the human crew is in "hypersleep" for a couple years, and at one point, an android uses a touch-screen interface to "see" on a screen what a woman crew-member is dreaming. In a ...
9
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1answer
568 views

First Hollywood movie with “flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks”?

In Super (2010), I noticed the weird concept of flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks. Which was the first Hollywood movie with the same concept?
9
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2answers
252 views

How much influence did the animated Lord of the Rings movie from 1978 have on Peter Jackson's trilogy?

I wonder how much the previous movie treatment of The Lord of the Rings -- in the form of Ralph Bakshi's great (albeit unfinished) animated version from 1978 -- had any kind of influence on Peter ...
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0answers
26 views

Some movie about a plant killing people at a summer camp

I've had a penchant for obscure horror movies all my life, and through the advent of the internet I've been able to identify nearly every one of them that was lost in my childhood--from "The Children ...
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3answers
2k views

Condition of Earth in Interstellar

What caused the earth condition in Interstellar in the first place? Was it global warming that caused the dust storms because of soil erosion?
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5answers
1k views

Did Oberyn “The Viper” ever expect to win the trial of combat?

* TV SPOILERS below * As seen in the final episode of the 4th Season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain is actually alive but dying a slow and painful death due to the poison that was used on the ...
3
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2answers
255 views

How are fake reality shows not false advertising? And if they are, why do they get away with it?

Wikipedia defines Reality Television as: "Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual occurrences, and often features a previously ...
3
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3answers
105 views

How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...
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8answers
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Is the man with no name the same character?

This is a question I tried to find an answer off of a comment by Napoleon on a different question. The man with no name is the central character in what is commonly called the "Dollars trilogy", ...
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1answer
39 views

Her breast fit perfectly in a champagne coupe

I've been trying to find the name of this movie for days now. All I can recall is this scene in the beginning where the guy meets a girl in the dark, he did'nt get to see her face but describes how ...
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2answers
390 views

Why does Walt talk about Victor?

At the end of the Breaking Bad episode "Hazard Pay" (S05E03), Walt is very upset about the financial outcome they get from their first new batch of meth, especially Mike's "legacy cost". He talks ...
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2answers
74 views

Why did walt give up 1.5 million to work with Jesse?

In Breaking Bad, Walt had the opportunity to work with Gale and earn 3 million dollars. Instead he insisted on working with Jesse and split the money with him. He claimed it was because he didn't ...
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5answers
796 views

Why is Prince Hans so helpful towards Elsa?

In the 2013 Disney movie "Frozen", when leading the search party for Queen Elsa, Prince Hans performs the role of the gallant hero perfectly; almost a little too perfect. He risks his life in combat ...
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A movie that ends with a woman in an angel costume burning a house?

A friend saw when she was 7-8, a movie that, in the ending, a female character discover than his boyfriend is cheating her while she's attending a costume party. Then, dressed as an angel, burn down ...
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1answer
43 views

Animated movie about a snake, spaceship and end of world

When I was a child there was a movie I loved, but I cannot for the life of me remember it. Here's all I remember about it: It was animated It involved a woman who was turned (could turn) into a ...
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1answer
23 views

A Question about a scene in American Sniper

Almost at the end of American Sniper (about 119 minutes), Chris Kyle's wife flushes the toilet when Chris Kyle is bathing, and Chris fakes getting hurt. However, if he did get hurt by what his wife ...
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Request for movies that are about someone whose partner suddenly vanishes without a trace [on hold]

I am looking for movies that share their plot about someone loosing suddenly someone and does not know about its whereabouts, but is desperate in searching. I know of two movies that has this polot: ...
2
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1answer
67 views

The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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What was in the package Nicholson gives to Damon?

After Matt Damon's character in The Departed graduates the state police academy, he is picked up by Costello ("no more pencils, no more books"), and given a box as a graduation present. Though what is ...
2
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1answer
683 views

Movie that starts with a bleeding child walking trough the streets

Years ago, I'd say at least 7-8, my dad started watching a movie while I was supposed to go to bed. The intro scene showed a child walking trough a street while blood was dripping on/near his shoes. ...
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1answer
110 views

Student survives in concentration camp by playing piano

WWII, a student arrested by the germans and jailed in a concentraion camp. He manages to live by playing the piano for the staff (nothing to do with Polanski's film The Pianist). The movie was made in ...
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1answer
64 views

Japanese film with people on an island?

I am trying to remember the name of a film that was probably screened at the University of Chicago's Doc Films last summer. The film was probably Japanese. If I'm not mistaken, there was some sort of ...
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1answer
36 views

80's or early 90's movie (possibly made for tv) about a guy retrieving a kidnapped kid

OK, very little to go on, but I remember watching this movie where a guy is trying to retrieve a kidnapped kid (maybe his own kid) from a bad guy who may have been played by Lance Henriksen but I ...
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24 views

Old boy girl band around the mid 80's [on hold]

There was a band and I was thinking it was called SOS... or something similar to that and it had a TV series back in the mid 80's. I had a few hits. The one hit wonders and I can not remember the ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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1answer
1k views

Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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posibly 90's movie about some kids who got lost on an island and are trained to be an elite force

i'm talking about a real cheesy one, it has the good loking blonde guy and the hot chick i even remember a scene with two of them tied on the top of a missile, there are a bunch of rich kids who get ...
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0answers
21 views

What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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31 views

Help me identify/find this H. Jon Benjamin sketch

I believe it was on some comedy central show. (IKR?) Was a while back. Just a short sketch... He plays a space captain(?) a la Star Trek and they are trying to "beam aboard" some "klingonesque" ...
4
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1answer
483 views

Movie about kids catching a neighbour murderer

This American-produced movie was stuck in my memory since my childhood, I have seen it probably 8 or 10 years ago. It was very well-produced, that a tv station aired it every month. I confused the ...
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1answer
61 views

Big flying lizard (above Manhattan? skyline) which melts people by scanning their digital watch

Horror movie from the 80's which I watched with my father some 25-30 years ago. There is a big flying lizard which flies over the city and has laser vision. In one scene there are two lovers that are ...
2
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1answer
57 views

What is the naming pattern in Better Call Saul?

Better Call Saul's episodes feel like they have a pattern in their naming convention to me, but I cant quiet figure it out and I haven't been able to find any articles on it. Uno Mijo Nacho ...
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1answer
31 views

Question about Sherock's the Empty Hearse plot (possible spoilers)

Why keep Sherlock's fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about the this secret. I don't ...

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