Questions tagged [movie]

This tag has three different uses: for questions specifically about the movie version of a work which has been adapted for different media (use together with the work tag); for questions seeking identification of a movie (use together with the [story-identification] tag); or for wider genre questions about movies as a whole (generally together with the [history-of] tag).

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What Is the Significance of the Cyclonic Beam of Light in Minas Morgul in LOTR: ROTK?

In LOTR: ROTK, as Frodo, Sméagol, and Sam approach Minas Morgul to make their climb to the Cirith Ungol pass, Frodo is somehow drawn to Minas Morgul and stumbles a few paces up the road leading to ...
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French film where the wife/girlfriend changes every morning after sex

I saw a movie about 15 plus years ago. It was a French language movie about a man who wakes up with a different wife or girlfriend after he sleeps with her. The wife/girlfriend doesn't realize that ...
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Why did Harry Potter break the Elder Wand?

At the end of the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry broke the Elder Wand in two and threw the pieces away. Why did he do that?
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Why clap for Hagrid?

At the end of the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, after Hagrid returns from Azkaban and Harry gives him a hug, Dumbledore gives him a standing ovation, and soon enough most of the entire ...
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Why did the Beatles' proposal to make a Lord of the Rings movie fall through?

As a lifelong Beatles fanatic, I am well aware of their plans to make a Lord of the Rings movie. When they hit the big time, that signed a contract for 3 feature films. The first two were A Hard Day'...
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Film about a spacecraft AI trying to breed a new mechanic

This was a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there as a mechanic. The AI ...
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Symbolism of characters at the end of V for Vendetta?

Happy Fifth of November, all. At the end of V for Vendetta, in the crowds of folks wearing the Fawkes masks, we see the faces of more than a few people that have been established as dead earlier in ...
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What are the Starfleet regulations on crew relationships or fraternizing?

What are the regulations for relationships on and off the clock? In the new generation (Star Trek XI) Uhura kisses Spock in front of Captain Kirk. Now , Kirk and Spock were just about to try and ...
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Why don't the people of Rohan recognize Gandalf's staff?

From this link, (specifically in number 8) 8. NO ONE TAKES GANDALF’S ‘WALKING STICK’ One of the subplots in Two Towers is Théoden’s possession by Saruman with the help of Gríma Wormtongue. Aragorn,...
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Where are these floating eyeball creatures from?

I feel I saw these creatures somewhere (in a movies or a TV series...) but I can't remember a single detail. Can anyone identify what they are? Here's a drawing representation.
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Are Harry, Ron, and Hermione using hand sanitizer after their dragon ride?

There is a scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 that I was wondering about. The scene is before the Battle of Hogwarts just after Harry, Ron, and Hermione disembark from their dragon ...
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Can we date the technology in the Lord of the Rings movies?

In the discussion of When did the Lord of the Rings take place, there are several suggestions that it might be placed into the equivalent of 1300s England, or 600-700s (based on similarity to "Beowulf ...
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80's/90's Show/movie about a telekinetic Alien Cat crash-landed on Earth

When I was just a kid, I remember watching a movie or TV show. I have tried many times to find it but failed. The details are very slim, but I strongly remember that the main character kept talking ...
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Romantic movie about a guy trying to find the woman in his dreams by piecing together faces from magazines

The film is about a love story that starts with: A guy dreaming about the one who will love her and he tries to figure out how she looks like. He starts searching for different shapes of eyes, ...
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How do the Death Eaters fly?

In the movies, the Death Eaters leave a smoky trail behind them as they fly. As the Order arrive in the Ministry of Magic in Order of the Phoenix, they leave a silvery trail behind them. In the books, ...
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Why are newly animated Transformers always evil?

In the Transformers film series, common household electronics like cellphones, radios and blenders are often turned into Transformers when they come in contact with the AllSpark energy. Why are these ...
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Does Stan Lee get paid for his appearances in Marvel movies?

Stan Lee appears in a lot of Marvel movies, such titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Thor The Incredible Hulk Spider-Man 3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fantastic Four Spider-Man 2 Hulk ...
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Movie: Scientists travel to the future to avoid nuclear war, last surviving one is used as fuel by future humans

My family used to rent a lot of VHS tapes over the school holidays when I was young, and this movie was amongst them, which would make it pre-mid 90's, (possibly 70's or 80's from what I remember of ...
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What movie has a spaceship with spikes on the front impaling a ship returning to earth?

When I was a kid, during the mid 90's, I once watched the first minutes of a sci-fi movie that scared me quite a bit back then. From what I recall the movie was about a small group of people piloting ...
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Why was the triceratops ill?

In the film Jurassic Park, a triceratops is sick with something. Dr. Sattler investigates possible causes. She initially thinks it's due to a poisonous plant, but after checking the dinosaur's ...
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What are the creatures in I Am Legend?

Are the creatures in I Am Legend zombies, vampires, zompyres, or something else?
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What vintage movie had this blue floating holographic head talking to some kind of military installation?

In the comedic music video SPACE FORCE - The Theme Song there are many clips of vintage scifi films, some of which I recognize. This one however, of a large blue floating holographic head talking to ...
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In Contact: Why not send a second pod? [duplicate]

I've just finished watching the Contact movie and having had time to reflect a bit more on it, I still cannot understand why the government would not just send a second pod through the machine if they ...
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Did Mazer Rackham have a tattooed face in Ender's Game book?

The first image of Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham has surfaced recently : I did not remember him described has having a tattooed face in the book. Is this an addition made to the character especially ...
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80s fantasy movie with tiny hunters. One uses a love potion and falls in love with a cat

My memory and google-fu are failing me in trying to remember the name of a fantasy movie from the '80s. The problem is that I can only remember two minor characters. These two characters are tiny ...
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Can Jumanji kill someone?

In the Jumanji movie, the players were all in danger (or were they?) when each new element came out. But not one death was shown in the movie. Even an 11 year old boy was able to survive 26 years in a ...
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What is this creature from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

In the movie, Hagrid feeds a strange, moaning creature in his hut while discussing with the trio about Buckbeak's tragic fate. When Fudge, Macnair and Dumbledore come to kill the Hippogriff, he hides ...
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Minority Report - How was PreCrime supposed to go national?

In the movie Minority Report, there is a lot of build up to the nation wide release of PreCrime. But in the movie the precogs only have a range that entends to the greater D.C. area. And the seemingly ...
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Has there been a Superhero Musical Movie released in cinema theaters?

So I just watched the teaser trailer to Frozen 2 and while I was getting superhero training vibes from Elsa's interaction with the sea, I realized that this is a musical which got me thinking, has ...
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Why didn't Data give Picard the stardate instead of the Gregorian date?

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact the Enterprise enters the past through a temporal vortex created by the Borg. Upon arriving there is the following exchange: PICARD: A missile complex? ...The ...
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What changes have been made to Hogwarts throughout the series?

The question Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series? merely addresses the fact that Hogwarts does indeed change depending on what movie you're watching. I want to ...
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Which of the items and monsters were references?

In The Cabin in the Woods, I recognized a few items as references to famous horror movies. Additionally, later when there are a few monsters that are obviously references. Which of the items and ...
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How is the universal translator device in Star Trek supposed to work?

It is stated that Star Trek characters can talk freely with aliens using the universal translators, later built-in their com badges; but is it also mentioned somewhere how this device is supposed to ...
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Would Phineas Nigellus be blasted off the Black family tree?

I'm watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the Christmas scene just showed. Harry meets up with Sirius in the Black family tree room. While Sirius explains the blast marks throughout ...
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Is there a Good Witch of the South?

In the Wizard of Oz (the movie version) the Good Witch of the North, Wicked Witch of the West and Wicked Witch of the East are all mentioned. Was there ever a Witch of the South?
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Why does the Weasleys' clock have a dentist setting?

After recently re-watching the Harry Potter series, I noticed that the Weasleys' clock shown in The Chamber of Secrets has a location setting of "dentist" for the family members. However, during the ...
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Movie with a town where it is always night and the protagonist has amnesia

I can't remember the name of this fairly recent movie. The protagonist wakes up in a bath tub without memories. He breaks up with his wife, gets in touch with a "doctor" who claims to be able to help ...
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Really awful 1970s movie about mercury dumped in a lake that caused monsters to attack

Sometime in the 1970s (I think) I saw a really awful film set in a small town by a lake. The film opened with some people camping out in the woods. One of them was zipped up in a sleeping bag. ...
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In The Clone Wars movie, why can't Anakin understand Huttese?

After returning his son to Jabba in his palace, the Crime Lord orders the Jedi to be executed immediately, the protocol droid dutifully translates this to the victims from Huttese and Ahsoka and ...
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Why didn't Gandalf say anything when he saw Bilbo's ring?

I don't know how the story is in the book (I would like to know), but in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Thorin asks Bilbo why he came back, and Gandalf tries to evade the question after ...
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He is a wolf during the night and she is a crow during the day

I’d like to find the title of a movie I saw when I was younger. I remember watching it in the 90’s but it could be older. It’s kind of a love story, I guess, between a man and a woman, but a priest ...
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Why doesn't Elrond want to re-forge the sword?

In the Return of The King, we see that Elrond doesn't seem so enthusiastic to re-forge the sword. Why is that?
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Can you name this sci fi film that is similar to The Matrix?

In this movie there are scientists who (spoilers ahead) Hints: I remember this being an older film (70's?); it might have been foreign film possibly with subtitles (not Hollywood); it might have ...
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Why did Sting glow blue when Orcs were near by?

Out of all the ancient blades made by Elvish weapon-smiths in Gondolin, why was Sting given a distinctive and unique glow whenever an Orc was close by? Secondly, why would they put it on such a ...
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Movie with execution by cartoonish organ harvesting machine

I'm trying to remember a movie in which, after some space flight and perhaps in a hanger, the protagonist and his love interest are queued up to be executed. This is done by being pressed up against a ...
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ST: First Contact: how did the crew get back to the future having destroyed the main deflector?

In the film First Contact, when in the past, the Borg from the future try to contact the Borg in the past's time period by building a transmitter out of the particle emitter on the main deflector dish....
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Old scifi movie from the 50s or 60s with men in solid red uniforms who interrogate a spy from the past

I'm trying to remember the name of an old scifi movie. Here are the things I remember about it: Three military officers in solid red uniforms with no other markings or identifications of rank on ...
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Why did the Enterprise - A have so many high ranking officers?

In most militaries, all assignments have a narrow range of ranks allowed. In Star Trek TOS, the characters were all depicted as having ranks suitable for their position. However, by the later movies, ...
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Why wasn't Harry punished after he used Sectumsempra on Malfoy?

Sectumsempra is a very dark curse that causes a cut ("sectum" = "cut") which will not heal ever ("sempra" = "forever"). Harry used a dark curse on Malfoy (in the 6th movie). While Snape was able to ...
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Black and white Italian movie where an audience member gets shot

I'm looking for a black and white Italian movie that I saw a while back during an Italian film fest in Munich. Here are the few plot details I remember: The story has a surreal/fantastic plot, that ...