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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 past week–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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Why is Canada dire?

In The Stick of Truth, there are many things dire about Canada, dire wolves, dire bears, dire snakes, and dire AIDS. You know what dire wolves are, right? They're like wolves, There are a ...
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Why did Atom indicate that he could understand Max at the beginning of Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, a boy named Max salvages an obsolete sparring robot called Atom and, with the help of his father and the father's mechanic/girlfriend, restores it to working condition. ...
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Identify this movie (western)

Colour, maybe 60s/70s. Soldiers are staying at fort, the Indians are also in the area and constant small attack by the Indians happen. Then the soldiers will go out on patrol and look for the ...
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198 views

Why is Los Angeles targeted for destruction so often in Hollywood movies?

One of my favourite types of films are ones where some form of cataclysm occurs (morbid I know). But one thing I have noticed in many films is the destruction of the city of Los Angeles (sometimes ...
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What are your favourite jokes made in some Movie or TV? [on hold]

I often like to crack a joke from some movie while I am among my mates. I love the knock knock joke by Tom Hanks in Catch me if you can? or The milkman joke from Big Fish. Also the existentialist ...
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Horror Movie about college professor doing experiments along with his students

I have seen the trailer of this movie sometime back. It's about a college professor who along with some of his students moves to a farm house to perform experiments on the house owners' daughter who ...
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1answer
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Why is A Clockwork Orange considered great?

A few months ago I decided to watch A Clockwork Orange, as I was only inspired by its IMDB ratings and reviews and the generally high public opinion about the movie. So I was expecting a great movie. ...
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Whiskey in US movies out of plain glass decanters. A movie or culture thing?

I noticed since some time that whiskey offered in offices of bosses in US movies or series often tend to be poured from anonymous glass bottles/decanters. I saw this often happen in House of Cards for ...
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What is the grey/black top worn by Olivia Wilde's character in the “Let Them Eat Cake” episode of House

In several scenes of Episode 10, Season 5 (Let Them Eat Cake) of House we can see Olivia Wilde's character "Thirteen" wearing a long-sleeve top / sweater that is grey on the top and fades to a darker ...
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91 views

something with nim or mim

I can't quite remember but I have watched this many times, I think, but I haven't watched it in years. It has to do with what looked like a stuffed bunny but it came in this tiny box and was like ...
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Was the explanation of the Back To The Future 2 timeline correct?

In the S08E05 of the Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the future 2. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the almanac ...
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Looking for an old animation film [on hold]

All I remember is that there are little people being swallowed by flowers or plants. I think it's in black and white.
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47 views

What is the name of this movie?

Wife and husband lets their male best friend live with them and he informs them that he met this girl online. Soon after they began dating and become attached. He moves into his own apartment along ...
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1answer
158 views

What was the official purpose of the fuel pod hauled by Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road?

We learn that it would be the price for the War Rig's safe pasage through the biker territory, as negotiated previously by Furiosa. However, the deal coundn't obviously be a part of Immortan Joe's ...
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14 views

Why doesn't Agent 33 take off her mask in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2?

So, I'm midway through watching the second season of Agents of SHIELD on Netflix, and one of the Hydra agents (referred to as Agent 33) disguises herself as Agent May early on in the season. But ...
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Why does John du Pont do that to Dave Schultz?

In Foxcatcher, we see John du Pont and Mark Schultz build some kind of friendship, based primarily on Mark's need of stepping out of his brother's shadow and John trying to impress his mother by ...
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58 views

How does Elliott start feeling/behaving like E.T.?

In E.T. when Elliott is at school and E.T. is alone at home with the dog, strange things start happening. When E.T. drinks beer, Elliott starts feeling dizzy. When E.T. watches a romantic scene on TV, ...
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Mexican Or Spanish Film About Boy Hustler

I am looking for a film I saw really briefly on IMDb. I think it was either a Mexican or Spanish film about a teenage boy who lives on the streets and is a hustler. I think on the poster of the movie ...
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Do actors actually carry actresses?

I've seen a lot of movies where the actor (and sometimes actress) will carry another person bridal-style. Are they actually lifting the other person or are they carrying a dummy that looks like the ...
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29 views

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 about spies or assassins on the front lines of espionage either an American ...
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1answer
17 views

American crime/military movie about drugs, probably 90s

I remember this movie. The main characters are stoners in the US Army. At one point, during tank maneuver drills one of them goes AWOL and drives through a gas station. I think the main plot was them ...
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A Canadian show with short stories submitted by kids

It was a Canadian TV show from the '95-'98 range, I believe, filmed in western Canada and similar to "Are you afraid of the dark". It was short stories written by kids and submitted to the show, and ...
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1answer
67 views

Why does the mugger that Finch pays off react this way?

This is about the 2nd last scene in season 4 episode 6 of Person of Interest, where Finch is paying off the mugger. I understand why the mugger is agitated at Finch given the umbrella takedown, but ...
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Is E Corp from Mr. Robot a reference to a real company?

What's the closest real equivalent to E Corp from Mr. Robot? Not necessarily that they're super evil, but that they are present in many different industries and their products are commonplace. Is ...
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12 views

Japanese animated movie from late '80s or early '90s

I watched this movie when I was kid, and I don't remember too many details, but is worth trying with those which I remember. The movie is about girl who is ordinary, but there is a place (like the ...
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26 views

What movie is this?

It begins with a young girl and her father is going crazy and he shoots her in the head. Time moves forward and a new family moved into the same house. The youngest girl in the family begins to talk ...
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75 views

Why was Butch's taxi ride background black and white?

In Pulp Fiction, Butch has a scene where he takes the cab. In this scene, the background is black and white, and is quite surreal. I am guessing there is a reason for this, most likely a reference ...
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0answers
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Wife and daughter of main character are killed, shoots policeman

This movie was not in English, i think it was a middle-eastern movie. I jumped into it about half way thru. Im not sure how, but the main characters wife is killed. He then goes looking for his ...
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Where did the “dream effect” originate?

When a TV or movie character begins to dream (or daydream), there is a common set of effects used to communicate that to the audience: Whitened screen or edges (a "cloudy" effect) Sometimes a brief ...
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Do I need to watch Once Upon a Time in Wonderland to understand Once Upon a Time?

As per the wikis there are crossovers between both the series. So do I have to watch Once Upon a Time in Wonderland to understand Once Upon a Time or can it be avoided fully?
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What is the name of this movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
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1answer
59 views

Title of 80s or 90s UK TV Fantasy about computer game company

I am trying to remember the title of a UK drama series from the 80s or 90s about a computer game company. The firm created a fantasy board game. This then became a computer game and the partners fell ...
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Spanish (?) “version” of “Le papillon”?

Okay, so I remember watching the 2002 French film, Le papillon (aka The Butterfly) when I was a kid - movie about a grumpy older man who collects butterflies and connects with a little girl who goes ...
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6answers
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How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

In the last episode (Better Angels) of AMC's The Walking Dead, Shane and Randall became walkers shortly after dying: According to Wikipedia: This episode suggests that the zombie outbreak could ...
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1answer
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Mad max styled sci fi where rowed identical men touch shiny object and disappear

I remember watching this as a kid must be from the 80's Well I remember a desert scene, there was a kind of camp. I have the feeling it was kind of post apocalyptical (like mad max) of some sort. ...
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Why does Don Corleone give in so easily in The Godfather?

One of the last acts of Don Corleone as Godfather is to bring back the peace by calling for a meeting of the five families. You can watch the scene here. Corleone makes the case for why narcotics are ...
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

During his training as the Ant-Man we can see Scott working on the electronics of his suit, specifically some kind of regulator, much to Hank's dismay, and a dialogue similar to the follwoing ensues: ...
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Alien/human love scene.. Movie title?

I randomly remebered a couple scenes from a film that I believe, was released in the early 2000's and involved a murderous womanlike-alien being, that used some kind of swords or blades to kill ...
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Movies and television shows that reference the future decades ahead of time? [on hold]

I am interested in identifying speculative films that realistically embed futuristic technologies into their present-day scenarios, but some thirty-forty years ahead of time. I am thinking of things ...
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6answers
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How did Angier know not to appear in The Prestige?

In The Prestige, the secret to Angier's 'Real Transported Man' trick is that he is effectively cloned while teleporting, and the original Angier is drowned when disappearing under the stage. When ...
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2answers
479 views

Why did the Syndicate not kill Mulder before the 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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48 views

Identifying a Disney special, or film

It's been quite a long time, but I remember seeing a Disney production on TV. I think it was in black and white, but I'm not entirely sure anymore. All I distinctly remember is Jiminy Cricket and ...
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222 views

Besides the Season 5 premire, have there been any other post credit scenes in The Walking Dead?

I personally never watch after the credits, but my friend told me to watch till the end to see the post credit scenes, and I wondered, if there had been any other scenes I had missed by turning off ...
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1answer
717 views

Disney film with animation and live action, Mickey disappearing

I remember this from when I was about 5 years old, which would mean it happened in 1990-91, so I'm not sure I remember it correctly. The film could have been much older than that. I'm quite certain ...
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7answers
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Question about Rachel Posner and Doug Stamper

Why did Doug Stamper murder Rachel Posner? And why was Frank Underwood pleased with this? What did she know about Frank?
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Haunted hotel movie?

Movie of a family of three stay in a hotel which so happens to be haunted. The father later in the movie gets possessed by the spirits around there and at the end his little son helps his mother ...
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B&W Thriller/Mystery with a mute girl in a mansion

Ok, I am going to give as much detail as I can remember. I have seen this black-and-white movie a long time ago, and it popped into my head today. I remember a girl who might have lost her voice in a ...
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Does Captain Jack Sparrow die and get reborn after he enters the Kraken?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, at the end Captain Jack Sparrow enters into the Kraken's mouth. How does he end up in the World's End? Does he die and his soul is taken there or ...

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