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Bad movie with people playing beach volleyball a lot

i've tried asking about this on a lot of movie forums. and people keep suggesting movies that aren't bad enough. i guess i shouldn't have expected to find a movie this obscure quickly. but please ...
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Anime movie with a virus in Japan

I've watched an anime movie 6-7 years ago. It's about a part of Japan (I don't know exactly). That part of Japan is not infected by the virus/apocalypse and a team of trained military soldiers are ...
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Great British short film where a man can't find a woman's house

A few years ago I saw a short film, just a few minutes long (I think it had won some award). It was a guy who meets a girl, they like each other and they spend the night together at her flat. In the ...
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Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the ...
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What is the best order to watch LotR/Hobbit franchise?

I have not watched any of the entries in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchise and as per my knowledge The Hobbit's story occurs before LotR but the release order is different. So for better ...
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How did Batman survive after the fall trying to save Rachel?

In The Dark Knight, during the fund raiser for Harvey Dent by Bruce Wayne, Joker arrives and throws Rachel outside the window. But Batman also jumps outside to save her. They fall on a car which is ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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Who is this man changing the name of Little Dice to Li'll Z?

In the movie City of God, who was the man that Changes the name of Li'll Dice to Li'll Z?
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1k views

Ending of Donnie Darko

I never understood the movie Donnie Darko. In order not to keep the question vague, what happens in the end?
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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What is the name of this SF-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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49 views

An animated film about assassinating Kim Jong-il

I watched it on TV one or two months ago. I didn't see its beginning nor its title. It's 3D animation. There is a team of American agents. It mentioned something about there are two or three types of ...
3
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Did Hugo Cabret and other characters really exist?

In Hugo, forgotten Georges Méliès's life, success and master piece films are revealed to us, but the movie was not just about him. It was about the boy Hugo and all his courageous deeds. My question ...
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1980-90 Cartoon with rainbows and bears in the ending that had a very beautiful catchy song?

It's not Care Bears but it's from around that time up to the 90's. The ending had an animation of the land, with bears, magic flying carpets, rainbow waterfalls or something along those lines, ...
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What was the meaning of the fish?

During Snowpiercer all the soldiers were cutting into fish as they prepared for battle. If you saw the movie, you know what scene I mean. What was the meaning of this gesture?
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Kid buys way too much pot for party

It's a specific scene from the movie, but its the only one I remember. There is a group of friends throwing a party and they send one of the kids to buy pot at a drug dealers house. The kid is ...
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78 views

Why didn't the machines clear the skies?

In The Matrix, humans blocked machines' access to solar energy. As a substitute power, the machines turned to harvesting the humans' bio electricity, while keeping them trapped in the Matrix. So my ...
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1answer
474 views

Why didn't Aladdin (Disney, 1993) lend the lamp to Jasmine?

I watched Disney's Aladdin back in 1990's when I was a middle school student. At the last scene, Aladdin encountered a tough choice between (a)using his last wish to become a prince to marry Jasmine ...
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Why not use the wyrms to win?

When the Battle of the Five Armies begins, and Dáin arrives with an army of dwarfs to do battle, we see Azog has been using giant wyrms, which he refers to as "earth eaters" earlier in the film, to ...
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3answers
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Director's Cut, Editor's Cut, Theatrical Cut. What do these mean?

What do the following terms mean in movie business? Director's Cut Editor's Cut Theatrical Cut What are the differences between them? Are there any other cut s?
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What is the technique called when series of events in a film are played in reverse order?

For example, Memento (2000) is presented as two different sequences of scenes: a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. ...
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Was Crucial Evidence Missed?

tl;dr Why was the question of the gunshot wound received by Childers never included in his hearing? I'm referring to the film titled Rules of Engagement, released in 2000 and starring Samuel L. ...
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Why is the 'Get to the chopper' so famous?

The other day, I watched The Predator just to see why the 'Get to the chopper' is so famous. Finally, I heard the 'Get to the chopper!' line. But it was not funny or memorable at all. I had presumed ...
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114 views

Symbols of Borgman

I've read that Borgman is full of Biblical symbols. Not being well educated in this area, I am lookong for someone to explain the symbols appearing in Borgman to me.
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110 views

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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What happens to the four liar girls in S02E08?

In Judging Amy 2x08 there is a subplot showing four girls who fabricated false accusations against one of their teacher. They confessed, and Amy orders them to be held in custody for the remainder of ...
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Reason behind Robert McCall's fake death

In The Equalizer, when McCall visits Plummer's house, Brian Plummer says; -You had a nice funeral, in case you were wondering. Why McCall's death was faked? Even Susan didn't know it, What was ...
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Is Mr. Bean an Alien?

There are a lot of speculations about how Mr. Bean is an Alien (from outer-space). I haven't been able to turn up anything definitive, except for this: However, later episodes showed Mr. Bean ...
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Guy with Long Neck After Being Dragged by Head?

I'm trying to find a movie that my Dad and I watched when I was younger. It was a horror/zombie movie but it also had to be a comedy. Twenty years later my Father and I still laugh about the guy ...
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Hyde accessing the original Jekyll's memories

In Jekyll (TV series), Hyde starts to remember memories of Tom. He even ends up recollecting memories of the original Jekyll. Since Hyde shares his mind with Tom, should the memories that he can ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Highest earning films by cost to earning ratio

I'm interested to know if there is a list of movies ranked by cost-to-earning ratio, defined as something like (box-office sales) / (film budget). Some data which can be used to construct such a ...
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1answer
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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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Purpose of the joke regarding the Lipizzaner stallions

Towards the end of the movie Crimson Tide, there's a tense scene in which Capt. Ramsey (Gene Hackman) engages Hunter (Denzel Washington) in a discussion about the Lipizzaner stallions. The scene is ...
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Guy prepares revenge for 10 years for the murder of his daughter and wife

I saw this English movie a few years ago and I don't know its name. There's this guy whose name I don't know (hitherto referred to as "X man") in his house with his wife and daughter. 2 guys kill ...
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Why all the profanity in Deadwood?

When Deadwood was on the air, it got a lot of attention for its profanity, and as I recall, it had the reputation for using the F word more times per minute than any other TV show (and perhaps movie) ...
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Quote about two types of people: “poor people and gangsters”

Please help me identify the source of an audio sample I heard in a song. The sample sounds like it's from a movie or TV show. The sample consists of someone saying: "It's all the same everywhere -- ...
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1answer
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Boy grows up to be a warrior, searches for his mother's killer

I'm trying to remember a title of a movie I watched some years ago. The movie is set in the times where people still fought with swords. In the begining of the movie there was a scene where a village ...
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Horror movie involving scary photos hidden under the floorboards in an old abandoned house

Could you please identify the following horror movie: I can't remember the exact beginning, but a group of young friends staying in an old abandoned house break the floorboards and discover an old ...
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2answers
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Why aren't all the werewolves turning at the same time?

In the Vampire Diaries S02E21, The Sun Also Rises, when Klaus's main werewolf turns, why doesn't Kyle himself and his backup werewolf also turn at the same time?
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A show about two blonde teenage geniuses

The series is about 2 teenagers, a boy and a girl, both of them are blonde; they are both geniuses I think, and the girl is evil. I don't know many details, but I think the girl invents destructive ...
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Is Tony Arcaro based on a real-world personality?

The Miami Vice episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (S02E03) is centered around deranged ex-detective Hank Weldon's hunt for the mysterious Tony Arcaro, who is described by him as Mr. founding ...
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422 views

Examining the limits of the MCU?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is defined as a transmedia franchise, in that it seeks to push unified content fluidly across different mediums, but prioritizes the Live Action depiction of its ...
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What does Sofie Fatale say in Japanese on her cellphone in Volume 1?

In Kill Bill Vol. 1, Just before Sofie Fatale and the rest of the crew are about to enter the Japanese nightclub, there's a flashback in which she's speaking Japanese into her cellphone during the ...
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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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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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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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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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281 views

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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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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Is there a reference\nod in the line “Much more subtle”?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne tells Alfred he's going to a place. Alfred asks about taking a batmobile. Bruce says it is day now and he going to take another vehicle. Alfred then says, "Oh ...

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