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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 (answers may draw on any adaptation but must be relevant to the question); 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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Why does Andrew Wiggin introduce himself as Ender?

In the movie Ender's Game, Andrew just got in the program and was on the space ship. He was late and he introduces himself to kid beside him. He introduces himself as "Ender" instead of "Andrew". ...
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1980s movie/series on PBS about a man & his psychiatrist in a post-apocalyptic world

First, a word about the format - I don't know whether this was a movie or a TV series, b/c I saw it aired in pieces on PBS back in the 1980s. I don't even recall if it was originally voiced in english,...
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1960's or 1970's TV movie about about a futuristic society seeking pleasure “Who are you engaging tonight?”

I'm trying to find an obscure 1960's or 1970's movie I once saw on tv. It's about a society where bodily pleasures are encouraged, and pain & discomfort hidden with a "Soma" pill, they even taught ...
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Why weren't Ron and Hermione allowed to enter the Three Broomsticks?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film), why were Ron and Hermione kept from entering the Three Broomsticks by the shrunken heads for being underage, when Hogwarts students went in there ...
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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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What is Captain America's religion?

In the Avengers movie this conversation occurs between Captain America and Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff: [discussing attacking Loki] They're basically gods. Steve Rogers: Ma'am, there's only ...
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Which Marvel movies have NOT included Stan Lee cameos, and why?

I recently saw Fantastic Four 2015 and I noticed that it did not include a Stan Lee cameo. As I thought about it, I think that the: 1989 Captain America movie. 1990s Fantastic Four B movie. ...
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Was the pianist in Gattaca an “in-valid”?

Was the pianist in Gattaca a "valid" or "in-valid"? Is there any evidence, in universe, or in RL interviews with the director/producers/cast, to say if the pianist was considered an in-valid or as ...
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How long can Tony Stark survive without his chest piece?

We see a few times where Tony Stark with without a power source for his chest: First Movie: When he has Ms. Potts connect the Mark II chest piece When Stane removes his Mark II chest piece When the ...
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Movie where memories could be shaped into real-world entities

As a child I co-watched a science fiction movie with my parents. It must have been almost 20 years ago. Unfortunately my memories are very vague and I can't recall the name. I didn't even completely ...
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Old movie about a crazy flying car

About 11 years ago I remember seeing a VHS movie about some kids and their dad who made a crazy flying car. The car helped the man rescue his kids from an evil dungeon. I think the dad worked in a ...
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In the films, why does Sauron choose Azog instead of the ringwraiths to lead his legions?

It seems like it would make more sense to have your most powerful servants leading your armies, rather than some orc who only cares about revenge. Is there a plot explanation or a description in film ...
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What did the Dwarvish Runes Say in the Final Shot of the Hobbit (Part I)?

In the final shot of the first Hobbit film, there is a series of a runes displayed prominently on the wall I cannot, unfortunately, locate a screenshot for it - too current, I think. Can anyone tell ...
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What do the Russian scientists say in this scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

29 minutes into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, there is a scene where some Russian scientists are speaking to each other in Russian. The subtitles on the DVD don't show what they're saying. ...
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Where did the Minions come from?

I have recently watched the movie Despicable Me. Are Minions personally created by Dr. Gru?
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Trying to find the name of the movie where young men entered a cyber world and meet a girl with pink hair

I don't remember a lot from the movie. I watched it maybe around 2004 to 2011 and all I can remember was that two people (or perhaps more) who were friends in the movie entered some cyber-world. The ...
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Late 1980's era film about thick white paste controlling people

When I was much younger (1980's), my brother and I recall watching a movie at a sci-fi convention. The premise of the movie is that there's some white paste, resembling marshmallow fluff, that enters ...
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Why is Hagrid's face obscured in the memory recollection in Tom Riddle's Diary?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the movie, the diary of Riddle pulls Harry in to view a memory. Riddle confronts Hagrid about Aragog and accuses him of causing the death of the student. ...
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What is the difference between Marvel's Ultimate universe (Earth-1610) and the Cinematic universe (Earth-199999)?

Thaddeus's comment got me wondering about what exactly is the difference between Marvel's Ultimate universe (Earth-1610) and the Cinematic universe (Earth-199999)? After all from what I've seen of ...
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Why did Hagrid say that Snape was one of the protectors of the Philosopher's Stone?

When Hermione, Ron and Harry tell Hagrid that Severus Snape is trying to steal the Stone, Hagrid replies that he is one of the teachers protecting the Stone. HARRY:...
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What did the crowd think it took to win renewal in “Carrousel?”

In the movie Logan’s Run (1976), once you hit the age of 30, you are forced to participate in an event called “Carrousel.” At the beginning of each spectacle, the announcer states: “If you are ...
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What movie is this that showed up unexpectedly instead of an internet advertisement?

I was watching short videos on a normal news website, and instead of showing a normal 30 second commercial it unexpectedly started playing a 1 hour (72 minutes I think) SciFi movie! The whole time it ...
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How did Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli know what Uruk-hai were?

In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, we see Saruman as he takes the initial steps towards creating a new army. The orcs under his command proceed surprisingly quickly, and ...
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What exactly does Sauron speak in “The Battle of the Five Armies”?

According to sources about Black Speech, there was a single line invented for the LotR movies (the one where Sauron tells Frodo that there's no life in void). However, in The Battle of the Five ...
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What was this black-and-white film set in the Arctic or Antarctic where the monster/alien gets fried in the end?

Been trying to track an old black-and-white film I saw a long time ago. It was set in the Arctic or Antarctic and the research base was being stalked by an alien or monster. The team eventually kill ...
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Star Trek (2009), why does Nero not destroy the Enterprise?

In the movie, Nero is 154 years ahead of the time, and allegedly uses Borg technology - a threat unknown to the Federation at the time. How is it possible that Nero doesn't simply destroy the ...
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How likely that Frank Poole could be revived after 1000 years in space [closed]

How likely is it both scientifically and medically that Frank Poole could have been found in space and revived as in 3001: The Final Odyssey, 1000 years after Hal jettisoned his body from the ...
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80s sci fi film with quest to replace lost female droid companion

I vaguely remember watching a science fiction movie with my mother sometime in the 80s (I was born in 84, so I'd be quite young at the time)... The movie was from the 80s, and this is what I remember ...
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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Sighted man lands in valley of the blind

I am looking for the name of a 1960s (or earlier) - black & white movie - that involved a normal human having an (airplane?) accident and being stranded in a valley of people with no sight. I ...
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Who are these characters at the end of Deathly Hallows, Part 2?

In the process of answering this question, I came across the following screenshot of several children on the Hogwarts Express, during the "Epilogue" scene of Deathly Hallows, Part 2: With the caveat ...
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Movie about a ship flying into a black hole and cannibalism

I believe it is a horror or a thriller perhaps. The movie is a bunch of entries from the crew. The story is that a ship with a crew on board flies into a black hole, something like point of no return ...
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Was there a saxophone in the orchestra at Yule Ball in Harry Potter?

I just rewatched the movie of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and I stumbled upon something strange. In the orchestra at the Yule Ball you can clearly see a saxophone being played at 1:19:08, but ...
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Sci-fi movie — abandoned spaceship returns to Earth

As a child, I saw a movie whose premise is that an abandoned Earth-made spaceship returns to Earth, leaving scientists perplexed. Meanwhile, an astronaut wanders the streets, slowly turning into an ...
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What are the creatures at the end of Artificial Intelligence (2001)?

At the end of the 2001 Steven Spielberg movie Artificial Intelligence, The questions are: In-universe explanations are best, but I'll happily accept gut feeling.
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Flying Bloodthirsty Lampshades

I vaguely remember an old black and white movie with things that looked like lampshades. The lampshades would settle on a persons head and they would start bleeding and die. Anybody know the movie?
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Identify a scifi movie with a talking space-ship

Customer: I'm looking for a classic sci-fi movie but I can't remember the name... It has a guy running around on a spaceship that talks to him but when it crashes he pulls the discs out of it and ...
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80s movie: Seven Samurai in space (aka The flying moose head) [duplicate]

The story was basically the Seven Samurai, plucky local boy goes in search of help to defend his homeworld from bad invaders. I remember the plucky-local-boy's spaceship looked like a flying moose's ...
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80s sci-fi horror movie. Scientists in an underground 'dimensional research' facility accidentally bring something nasty back

I was a wee lad when I saw it 30 years ago. This is what I can remember. The film is focused on an underground research center where they travel to other dimensions. Something comes back with them ...
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Old scifi movie where aliens disguise as humans

I am looking for an old scifi movie, described in the title. I watched it a few years in 2009 (I think) when I was looking for scifi movies to rent (Watched in English). The plot is on some aliens ...
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What's happening with the Ender's Game movie? [closed]

* UPDATE: Movie is out in theaters as of 2013 * I'm not asking for rumor here, but verifiable fact. Anyone know what the status of the Ender's Game movie is? Last I heard it was in something of ...
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Why is Willy Wonka missing a half off of his things?

I just watched a hilarious remix of Willy Wonka saying to Charlie Bucket that he had lost and wouldn't win anything. In it I noticed that Willy Wonka's possessions seem to be chopped in half. Half a ...
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Science-Fiction Film Where Memories Are Extracted With a Vacuum

I have frustratingly vague memories of this because I literally saw two scenes of this and then had to switch channels because it wasn't among the movies my mother would let me watch. It was on the ...
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What was the purpose of the quote “Meat is back on the menu boys” in Lord of the Rings?

I watched the extended cut of the movie and can’t seem to figure out why the director put that quote in there. Is this a hidden joke or a slip up that made it into the movie?
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Time travel film: character with male and female reproductive organs is taken back in time by a barman who turns out to be themselves

I have had a friend give me a rough description of a film and I'm curious to find out what it actually is. I don't know very much. I understand this will be difficult, especially since every time my ...
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What movie has a scene near the end where a guy gets covered by newspapers blown by the wind, then disappears?

I saw this movie on TV, cable, or Cinemax, at least 10 years ago, maybe 20. I don't think it was sci-fi, but maybe involved "magic" of some kind, and was set in a large city. (NYC or Chicago perhaps?...
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What does the train guard shout in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets?

In some of the Harry Potter movies, the train guard at King's Cross station shouts something. It sounds like "Egg jewel on!" Philosopher's Stone: Chamber of Secrets:...
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What was the point of bringing Enterprise to the surface of a planet?

In the original timeline, I haven't seen a federation starship other than USS Voyager on the surface of a planet, whether it was capable of landing or not. In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question:
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TV Movie: Villain absorbs glass to heal

I recall watching a movie in the late 90's or early 00's that involved a nanotech-enhanced cyborg, who I believe was some sort of experiment or secret military project in an otherwise normal near-...
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Has the mystery of God stuck at the center of the galaxy ever been resolved?

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Enterprise reached the self-proclaimed God who seemed to be stuck at the center of galaxy. He even needed a starship to escape. Spock even asked why he needed ...