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What film or TV show is being referenced in Psych episode Santabarbaratown?
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This is reference to Chinatown. There is a scene between Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) and Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) that goes: Evelyn Mulwray: She's my daughter. [Gittes slaps Evelyn] ...

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Where does the name "Ewoks" come from?
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George Lucas was sued by a guy named Dean Preston, who claimed he invented the Ewoks in a script called "Space Pets" that he wrote in 1977 and mailed to Lucas in 1978. Lucas testified in court ...

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Upcoming movie about an android
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Sounds like The Prototype: Source The military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility Watch the trailer

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Spaghetti Western with a blind man
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Could be Blind Justice (1994): Source ... a western about a blind gunfighter roaming the range with a baby in tow. The enigmatic Canaan (Armand Assante) is a serape-clad vision in black, first ...

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Why do studios use Roman numerals in the copyright notice in the end credits?
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According to David Feldman's book Imponderables: The Solution to the Mysteries of Everyday Life: Why are copyrighted dates on movies and television shows written in Roman numerals? The ...

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Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?
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Marco Brambilla, the director, mentions in the DVD audio commentary: ... a number of small scenes and a subplot involving Stallone’s character meeting his daughter, now considerably aged since his ...

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Sherlock: Who is John Talking About?
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SuBo is Susan Boyle: a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a ...

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Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?
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The novelization by Orson Scott Card actually explains this: Card wrote the aliens as a colonizing species which preferentially sought high-pressure deepwater worlds to build their ships as they ...

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Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious?
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Initially it was a intended to be a drama, but as Kubrick started to work on the screenplay he began to see the absurdity and humor in many of the scenes and decided to write instead a "...

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What is the past history between Gandalf and Bilbo?
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That "backstory" is told in The Quest for Erebor, which is one of Tolkien's Unfinished Tales. This is Tolkien's account of the events that led up to The Hobbit from Gandalf's point of view A quote ...

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Have Finch's back problems been explained?
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What is currently known is that between 2009 and 2010 Finch is involved in an accident and fakes his death [...] According to X-rays analyzed by Megan Tillman, Finch had a spinal fusion surgery as ...

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Why doesn't John Spartan know how to use the 3 shells?
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The prisoners were exposed to subconscious rehabilitation techniques Instead of stealing or killing, the prisoners are "brainwashed" to do other, more harmless, stuff, e.g. knitting. Keeping them ...

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How did Movie 43 get so many big name stars?
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It's actually an anthology, consisting of about a dozen short sketches. It had a budget of $6 million. Co-director Peter Farelly explains: ...it did take a few years because of the way Charlie ...

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What went wrong with Super Mario Bros?
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Behind the scenes there were lots of problems. Mario’s Film Folly: The True Story Behind Hollywood’s Biggest Gaming Blunder Directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel’s vision for the film was much ...

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Could not name the movie. Involves drilling into the earth crust but ended up somewhere else
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Not a perfect match, but it could be At The Earth's Core (1976): [Source] A Victorian scientist (Peter Cushing) and his young American backer (Doug McClure) set off in their new earth-boring machine ...

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Rooftop contraption used to simulate realistic driving scenes
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Such a "contraption" was indeed used for Skyfall: Tight streets and alleyways meant the film crew couldn't tow a trailer carrying a vehicle while the actors were filmed inside. Thus, the ...

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Do they really drink or eat when shooting movies?
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They can use something called Spit Bucket. Actor Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) explains: When you consume something in a scene, you learn to be very circumspect because you may end up ...

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Why was Bruce Campbell in all three Spider-Man movies?
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From an interview with Bruce Campbell: When did you first meet the Raimis? I was born in the same hospital as Sam Raimi – the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks. I met Sam in ...

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Why isn't the killer of Uncle Ben killed by Spider man in The Amazing Spider Man?
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Neither in the comics, nor in the Sam Raimi movie does Spider-Man kill the person responsible for Uncle Ben's death (in the comics he dies of a heart attack, in the movie he falls out of a window. ...

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Where does the huntsman come from in the story of Snow White?
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Yes, there is a Huntsman in the original tale: Then [the queen] summoned a huntsman and said to him, "Take Snow-White out into the woods. I never want to see her again. Kill her, and as proof ...

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How do they film money in TV or movie?
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In the US the Secret Service isn't just responsible for the protection of the President, it also deals with financial crimes, like counterfeiting money. From their website: The law sharply restricts ...

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Movie where a videogame becomes real
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Could be How to Make a Monster (2001): A computer game company hires three eccentric programmers to complete an unfinished game called Evilution... On a dark and stormy night, an electrical surge ...

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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?
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AMC's own description of the episode explains that at first Skyler basks in the luxury of Ted's heated bathroom floor but later Skyler stands in Ted's bathroom, fixing her make up post-tryst... ...

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How did the female astronaut turn into an ape?
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Maryann Stewart did not turn into an ape, her stasis pod malfunctioned. Stewart's cubicle has been damaged during the flight, and what's left of her is a mummified corpse. [Source]

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What is east of Rhûn?
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From the Encyclopedia of Arda: Even Gandalf had never explored there, and though Aragorn had travelled there, we have no report of his doings. Of its ancient geography we can glean a little ...

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What do we know of Barney's occupation?
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From the HIMYM Wiki: Not much is known about Barney's career. However, it is known that he works for the AltruCell Corporation, then later Goliath National Bank after AltruCell acquires GNB in a ...

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Why did Richard Coyle leave 'Coupling'?
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Richard Coyle himself said in an interview that he was afraid of being typecast: I was very keen that that character didn’t stick with me. It’s the kind of character that does. I’m an actor and I ...

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What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?
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From Wikipedia: Some [TV-] shows have a small stable of directors, but also usually rely on outside directors. Given the time constraints of broadcasting, a single show might have two or ...

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What language do the minions speak?
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From Despicable Me - Creating The Minions: The [directors] subsequently designed a language for Gru’s army that is intended to be an indescribable vocal expression "The language is much more ...

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Where did the snow in Hogsmeade come from?
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From the Harry Potter Wiki: According to [the book] Harry Potter Film Wizardry, the set designers made the decision that Hogsmeade is "permanently above the snow line". Here you can find a map of ...

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