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Is it a highly trained mouse?

The mouse used in Mousehunt, the mouse is shown extra ordinarily clever. Was that a real mouse used in that movie or another computer created bug? Whatever it is, it seemed very real!
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What happened to the new room mate?

In the television series, New Girl, S01E24, it is shown that Smith and Jess conduct interview for new room mate to replace Nick. They select one of them and he also moves in with his luggage but at ...
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How did they know to go to the female detective's house?

In the movie "Blitz", after some time through the movie, just as the female detective (Falls) is being assaulted by the cop-killer (Weiss), the police emerges. How did they know to go there at the ...
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Last Action Hero: Can the magic ticket be used more than once?

In the 1993 movie, The Last Action Hero, can the magic ticket be used for more than one time? Like for multiple movies/show? I think that it must not be as the ticket was torn into two at the starting ...
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570 views

How much money did it take to run “The Sting”?

I just watched The Sting again this weekend. I know that the pay-off at the end netted the grifters a lot of money, but even before that Gondorff, Hooker, and Twist are spending left and right. ...
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574 views

Last Action Hero refers to real movies?

In the 1993 released English movie, Last Action Hero, is the reference to Jack Slatter real? Was there ever any movie named Jack Slatter with same or similar story to that shown in the movie?
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1answer
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What crops do the peasants in “The Naked Island” grow?

In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island. Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too. What do ...
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2answers
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What is the green background? (“green screen”)

What do you call the green backgrounds which are used to create CGI backgrounds, weather reports etc. Why is green color always used?
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1answer
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Who's on the cover of this issue of Playgirl in 30 Rock?

This still is from 30 Rock season 3 episode #14, "The Funcooker": 30 Rock is known for its attention to detail and its endless pursuit of even minor jokes and sight gags, so I am willing to bet that ...
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1answer
106 views

Did Walker ever show up behind the bad guy?

So I was sitting in the bathroom when the theme song to Walker, Texas Ranger popped into my head. The line “If you’re in Texas look behind you, because that’s where the ranger’s going to be.” It got ...
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3answers
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Could Neo's supernatural powers in the real world suggest that there were a super-matrix?

That was what I thought when they released The Matrix Reloaded, and later in The Matrix Revolutions, when Neo exhibits super-natural powers in the "real" world. Giving the posibility that the "real" ...
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2answers
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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The sound of bells near the end of Breaking the Waves

There is a strange scene at the end of the movie, where people on the oil rig look in amazement at some bells hanging from... what is happening here? Given the seriousness of the movie, it would be ...
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2answers
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Why was Jim so enthusiastic about Dwight's Christmas party?

In the most recent episode of The Office, Dwight Christmas, Jim very enthusiastically supports Dwight's Christmas party plans. And he seems to genuinely enjoy the party, in all of its awkwardness. ...
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1answer
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Is Ashley Schaeffer from Eastbound and Down modelled on Ric Flair

The outrageous character Ashley Schaeffer (played by Will Ferrell) from the excellent Eastbound And Down series seems to not only look like Ric Flair but also copy some of his mannerisms, like the ...
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1answer
2k views

What happened to Bess near the end of Breaking the Waves

The lead character got seriously injured in the movie, and me wonders what happened. I am thinking it might the bad guys in the 'big' ship, but that is just a guess, since there was no mention of it ...
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1answer
2k views

Has The Simpsons changed significantly in essence with time?

In the old days one could easily empathize with some characters, thus many situations ended up as funny ones. Now a days, it's like they try to convince us to empathize with them by giving some ...
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1answer
587 views

Who is speaking over the end credits of Argo?

During the end credits of Argo a man speaks about the events of the film. Who is the speaker?
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Was Bane's dialogue spoken during filming or dubbed in during post?

In the film The Dark Knight Rises, Bane wears a mask that covers the bottom half of his face. This obscures his mouth and jaw such that it's pretty hard to tell when the actor is actually speaking. ...
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1answer
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Did all of Sybil's personalities know each other?

In the movie Sybil she had 16 personalities, before the psychiatrist had broken her down to realize this was a possibility her host personality was not cognizant of her alternate personalities. Some ...
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What did the Dent Act do?

After the passing of Harvey Dent, Gotham City passed the Dent Act, which allowed Gotham to clean up the streets quite a bit. It was stated that the act gave the police department the teeth it needed ...
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1answer
2k views

What is Harvey's purpose?

In the movie Harvey from 1950 in the ending it is made clear that Harvey actually exists and is a Pooka, some sort of fairy from the celtic mythology. Apparently he has chosen Elwood P. Dowd as some ...
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1answer
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Why did Jigsaw test Art Blank two times in Saw 4?

In Saw 4, Art is a lawyer involved in a housing development project with John Kramer and Jill Tuck before the events that would turn John into Jigsaw. Art is targeted by Jigsaw for successfully ...
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1answer
455 views

Television show with a cross-eyed lion [closed]

Looking to identify a television show that I saw a long time ago. I believe the show was from the 80's but may have been even from the late 70's. It involved people living/working on a game preserve ...
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1answer
425 views

What is the cinematic origin (first use) of a “Fortune teller will lose powers after intimacy” trope?

I happened to watch 2 movies in the same week ("Live and Let Die" and "Scorpion King") both of which had a common trope of a fortune teller virginal female who is supposed to lose her prescient powers ...
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1answer
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In 'Synecdoche, New York' , what is the significance of choosing the play 'Death of a Salesman'?

The protagonist, Philip Hoffman, is directing the play 'Death of a Salesman' with a twist. He is casting young actors as the characters of Willy and his wife. From my understanding, he is doing this ...
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1answer
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Fellowship of the Ring continuity error?

I've watched The Fellowship of the Ring several times and am convinced that this is a continuity error but have never seen it documented. Can someone clarify whether this is an error or my eyes ...
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1answer
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In Black Swan how much seduction is real?

In the film Black Swan there are a number of scenes where Nina and Thomas Leroy have a more than professional relationship. Are these real or are they part of her illness (in the same way as parts of ...
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1answer
846 views

What style of make up does Dethklok wear when performing?

On the show Metalocalypse the band Dethklok usually wears a specific make-up style when performing their shows. It appears as white skin tones with blacked out eyes and ash around the eye black. Is ...
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1answer
781 views

Is Captain Haddock Scottish?

I just saw The Adventures of Tintin and I could see that Captain Haddock's character has a very thick Scottish accent. I don't recollect any reference made in the original series by Hergé about ...
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1answer
454 views

What is the origin of the dialogue “take me instead of her/him”?

In many Hollywood horror movies the last climactic scene features the dialogue "take me instead". For example, Dark Water (2005), The Exorcist and The Ring 2. So what is the origin of this famous ...
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Was the opening scene in Dark Knight Rises there in the original script?

I know it was a great scene and established where the Dr. came from but it wasn't really necessary. If you take that scene out, Bane's first reveal is in the sewer. Was the opening plane scene an ...
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Teenage girl saved, alone on the ship [closed]

This is my first identify this movie question. I only saw part of the movie of the movie perhaps in 2006 or 2007 (could not recollect correctly) on the PC of my friend. In the part it was shown: A ...
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In Avatar, does Ninat refer to Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer?

In the movie Avatar, Neytiri refers to "Ninat" as being the best singer, this sounds awfully similar to Ninet Tayeb, the first person to win on Israel's version of American Idol. (Supposingly, the "...
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0answers
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Was Leonard Shelby really crazy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot? From what I understood after watching Memento, Leonard got the no of the car of Teddy and ...
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1answer
463 views

What is the earliest use of “You just/still don't get it do you?”

There is a funny montage of movie and TV clips on YouTube in which variations of the phrase "you don't get it, do you" are used. Sometime after I watched that video I saw a 1959 episode of Bat ...
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1answer
257 views

Documentary series in one episode they attacked a casino [closed]

I am trying to get the name of a tv series which had R. Paul Wilson from 'The Real Hustle' in it. The episode I saw was when he performed a penetration test on a casino with some colleagues he picked ...
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Why did Jason Bourne put a laser with his bank account number in his body

It's as if he was preparing to have amnesia. Also, how did the 'surgeon' manage to find it?
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3k views

Is Raj still working with Sheldon?

In Big Bang Theory season 3, Raj start working with Sheldon, or as Sheldon says working for him, and they fight over some desk size in office. However in later episodes it never shown whether Raj is ...
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Why was Stephen Colbert's cameo in The Office done entirely by webcam?

In the U.S. series The Office episode entitled Here Comes Treble Stephen Colbert plays the role of "Broccoli Rob", a Cornell alum and a Capella who competes with Andy for the lime light. However, ...
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1answer
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What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, young protagonist Sam is being chased by a band of Khaki Scouts, and they are about to catch him when he stops atop a cairn in "lightning field" and is struck by ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...
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1answer
728 views

Serial killer movie where cat gets murdered on doorstep? [closed]

I'm looking for the title of a Thriller/Horror film where there is a guy and his cat that moves to an estate. I remember that it is winter. I think the guy is a writer. He starts unraveling a mystery ...
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1answer
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Who Stole the Dude's car in The Big Lebowski?

In the Big Lebowski, The Dude's car is stolen (or possibly towed) after it is parked in a handicap zone. Walter and The Dude find some homework in the car and assume that the owner of the homework ...
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What is the name of this Vietnam War-related movie? [closed]

I am looking for a name of a movie that takes place in Vietnam or is related to Vietnam War (a movie describing someone's memories from the Vietnam War). I remember that the plot was focused on a man ...
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1answer
691 views

Diction in original vs remake of True Grit

The diction in the 2010 production of True Grit is much different than that of the 1969 True Grit. Why did the Coen brothers decide to follow the diction of the original novel so closely? Did folks ...
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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What is this 60's movie about small “mafia”? [closed]

Does anyone recognize this movie? The film is set around 50s/60s in I'm guessing New York. There are a few kids that caught a police officer with two young prostitutes (I believe it was on the roof ...
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1answer
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Did the movie show or hinted at who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing?

Who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing? ] Was it TJ or was it Hesher? I would like to know more about the characters of TJ and/or Hesher based on that event in the film. I was ...
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Is “The Merry-Go-Round of Life” from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? [closed]

Is "The Merry-Go-Round of Life" from Howl's Moving Castle a song in the public domain? In particular, was it written specifically for the movie, or was it a public-domain waltz that the producer ...

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