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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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Crookes Radiometer at the end of a telescope in old movie scene, something about a comet?

Here is what I remember: an old black and white movie on TV Sunday afternoon, perhaps in the 1970's, a scientist holding a Crookes Radiometer at the eyepiece end of a large telescope pointed at the ...
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B-Movie. Spaceship uses chickens as a power-source. Planets shaped like butts

So there's this movie my friend keeps remembering watching some years back on the TV, which sounds SO BAD that I really want to find it and have a look as well! Unforgettable details you'd remember ...
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What is the source of the translated text in the wanted poster of Sirius Black in the Prisoner of Azkaban?

The following fact about Prisoner of Azkaban movie is fairly popular (even listed on the film's IMDB Trivia page): The symbols under Sirius Black's picture on the Wanted Poster translate as "more ...
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Animated movie about a giant metal robot that comes to Earth and befriends a boy

Help me remember the name of an animated movie from the 90's, I think. It was about a giant metal robot who came to Earth and becomes friends with a boy, who tries to hide him from the other people ...
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Teens on an island, forced to kill each other, collars prevent cooperation

This is something I heard mentioned in passing several (around five?) years ago, so I haven't read the book, nor have I watched the movie. I think I heard about the movie, but I believe it's based on ...
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Who is Tauriel and why are they adding her to the Hobbit movies?

Peter Jackson has added a new character Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lily) to the Hobbit movie. She's apparently a Mirkwood elf and a love interest for Legolas and not in the original. Does anyone ...
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What short movie was about humans having a 7-day lifespan? [duplicate]

I've seen this short movie when I was a kid, but I don't remember the title. The story is that humans live underground, and have a lifespan of seven days. They train a newborn on his first day and ...
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What happened after the Ring was dropped into Mount Doom?

In the Peter Jackson movie, once the One Ring is thrown into the volcano in Mount Doom, why does the mountain and tower collapse, and the ground disappears everywhere where the orcs are standing but ...
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Why didn't the Death Eaters capture Harry Potter at the end of the Half-Blood Prince?

I was watching the Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince movie recently and when Harry tries to take down Snape at the end it was a perfect opportunity for the Death Eaters to take Harry to ...
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What's that 1950s movie where astronauts land on Mars but Martians trick them to thinking it's their Earth hometown?

I've been looking for this movie for years. When I was a kid I saw a 1950s/60s sci fi about astronauts that land on Mars (I think it was Mars) but the Martians transform the landing site to look like ...
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When did toons come to life?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit had toons and people living together. Now my question is this: when did toons and people start living in the living universe or did humans start living in the toon universe ...
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Is the movie “In Time” based on a short story?

Today I read a review of a new movie called "In Time", directed by Andrew Niccol. People have a certain amount of time to live, people can buy and sell time and extend their lives. I feel I have read ...
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What are the differences between the original movie Ghost in the Shell and the 2.0 remastered version

The original "Ghost in the Shell" movie was released in 1995. In 2008, a remastered version called "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" was released. Are there major differences between these two versions and ...
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Futuristic prison escape movie where convicts wear linked collars

In this movie, convicts are forced to wear collars linked to other convicts (they don't know which ones), and if one prisoner moves too far from the other, both collars explode. Two prisoners figure ...
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Movie where a bereaved woman raises an angel to help her cross over

I saw this interesting movie few years ago online, have lost it, want to re-visit. It has elements of fantasy and magic within the main theme. English language, story set in England, made within last ...
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Did Westley give Prince Humperdinck exactly what he wanted at the end of Princess Bride?

Westley left the prince alive, tied to a chair, "alone with his cowardice" and ran off with the princess. The prince was just going to kill her and frame the whole thing on Guilder, so doesn't he ...
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Why was Boromir left out in receiving gifts from Galadriel?

Did the producers provide a reason as to why Boromir didn't receive a personal gift from Lady Galadriel? In the extended movie, Fellowship of the Ring, we see all the other members receive gifts ...
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Movie with red/orange mist cloud that swallows people and kills them

I remember my parents watching this as a kid and I have a vague memory of it, I remember seeing it at HMV so it does exist... should have written the name down. From what I recall, there is a team of ...
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Looking for a sci-fi movie about people who have to play a game to obtain a life-prolonging drug

I am looking for a sci-fi movie I remember from my youth. Given my age, I probably saw this movie in the 90es or early 2000s. I have no idea what the title was, but I remember this from the plot: In ...
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Film about a man who had a boil on his shoulder that turned into another head

I remember being quite young, so I would have seen it on television in the early 90's. It was a film about a man who developed a condition (can't quite remember the circumstances that brought about ...
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In the movie Contact, did they get the theory of relativity wrong?

In the movie Contact, at around the 1 hour 20 minute mark, Palmer and Ellie are having a conversation about Einstein's theory of relativity. Palmer confirms with Ellie that if the machine works and ...
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Why don't people in zombie movies ever know what zombies are?

It seems like all of the films set in modern day cities have an error, the people never know what zombies are even though zombies have been in popular culture for some time. Even parodies like "Shaun ...
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Which is the movie where aliens are all around us and control our minds?

I remember a movie where aliens are living around us and look like us too, but then a man finds some glasses through which he can see how they really look. He also finds out that there are subliminal ...
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What feature film had a giant metal military statue which moved, in front of a building?

I am trying to identify a SciFi feature film I saw perhaps five to ten years ago. The setting was on another planet, there was a dark theme, and there was a large building with a giant metal statue ...
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What information exists about the Zimmerman script for Lord of the Rings?

The first proposed cinematisation of the Lord of the Rings books was a project created in 1957 by Forrest J. Ackerman, Morton Grady Zimmerman, and Al Brodax. According to Wikipedia: The proposed ...
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Did Radagast's saving of the hedgehog scare away the spiders?

I did not understand this scene. It was presented in a way that somehow communicated that saving the dying hedgehog somehow drove away the attacking spiders. They made it look like if the hedgehog ...
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Why did McCoy need this person in particular to make his serum?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, My Question is:
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What is the purpose of this room on board the Engineer's ship?

Where is this room and what is it used for? Technically it is not confirmed where this room is, whether it is on the ship or on the planet but in either case, I could not determine what the purpose ...
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Low budget, 70s look, about aliens wearing tunics and old vessels sailing the desert [duplicate]

I saw a movie or TV show when I was a little child in the 80s. It had a low budget, 70s look. I can remember only two scenes from it. In the first, there is a guy with a cow boy hat and a gun, Magnum ...
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What happened to the original Sean Fentress in Source Code?

In Source Code (major spoiler ahead):
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What was the First Science Fiction Film?

Is Georges Méliès' film A Trip to the Moon (1902) the first science fiction film ever made? Or are there any SF films before it? I've searched and researched, on and off since I first saw it in a ...
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Who wrote/directed what in A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)?

As I understand the development history of this film, Kubrick eventually wrote a screenplay himself, based on the work of previous writers, which he intended to direct himself. He then attempted to ...
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90s movie about people confined to the dark side of a 'half earth'?

This is a tough one. I'm trying to identify a Sci-Fi movie I saw at least a decade ago. I only remember fragments, and some points might be false, but I hope it's still possible. From the late '80s, ...
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Why didn't Brad Pitt's character in World War Z communicate better while trapped in the Bio Lab?

In World War Z when Brad Pitt's character is trapped in the WHO bio lab room, why doesn't he attempt to better communicate with the scientists outside? You could see from the expression on his face he ...
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Did Dobby do a “camera-take?”

In Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Lucius Malfoy enters Dumbledore's office with Dobby. Harry is already present. But when Dobby begins to walk to the stairs leading to Dumbledore's desk, it ...
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What was the item that Lucius Malfoy refused to sell to Borgin?

In a deleted scene for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" film, Harry (hidden in the Vanishing Cabinet?) observes Draco Malfoy and Lucius Malfoy going to Borgin and Burke's shop, and Malfoy ...
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Are there any movies based on Robert Heinlein's works?

Is there any movie based on Robert Heinlein's work? If so, is there more than one?
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In the film The Two Towers, why was Éomer so hostile towards Aragorn, Legolas and especially Gimli when they first met?

When Éomer first meets the three characters, his éored surrounds them and points spears. When Gimli asks him what his name is, Éomer racially abuses him and threatens to kill him. What are the ...
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Why did the all member of the middle earth council agree with Frodo as ring-bearer?

In the Fellowship of the Rings movie, the Middle Earth Council('Elrond's Council') were arguing about who was to bear the Ring. The scene was fierce because of the differences between races (conflicts ...
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With which spell did Harry Potter kill Voldemort?

As I've seen in the movie Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (part - 2), Voldemort's last spell produced a green light. I think it was Avada Kedavra. On the other hand, Harry's spell which was ...
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Film about someone trying to convince others that he is immortal

I saw this film years ago, but I can't remember the title. The whole film happens inside a room, it's about a guy who tries to convince others in the room that he is immortal (or maybe very, very old)....
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Super Hero Movie That's Not Spiderman

I saw this movie on the Sci Fi Channel either the late '90s or early 2000s. A young man becomes a Spider-man-like hero, but is more spider than man. He becomes more monster-like and dies at the end. ...
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SF space film in which the alien gives birth while isolated on a planet with a human [duplicate]

Years ago I watched a film where an alien and human are having a dogfight (each in their own small spaceships). They crashland on a planet together, and although they still want to kill each other, ...
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Where will Jackson draw from to expand the Hobbit into three films?

Where will Peter Jackson get the extra story to expand the Hobbit into three feature length films? If I remember correctly, the book was shorter than of any of the books in the Lord of the Rings.
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Movie where guy pilots ship to his death screaming “IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!”? [duplicate]

All I can remember is that he had to pilot the ship through some supernova or other anomaly to save the other passenger.
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What did Mark Watney type about his cussing?

Right after he started communicating with Earth, Mark was warned (by Mission Control) that he needed to to stop cussing because the whole world could hear him. What did he type as a response?
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Recent movie involving dimensions and time travel/displacement

It's a (relatively) recent movie about a kid whose scientist father is missing or presumed dead. The kid experiences strange situations (e.g., books from a case fall off). In the end, it was the ...
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Wasn't there going to be a different ending to Total Recall originally?

I once heard that Total Recall was going to have a different ending in which the lead character awoke - the whole story was not real but created by Rekall. Is that correct?
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Movie identification: Movie with alien type insects fighting on desert type planet against marines

I can't remember much about the movie, just that the aliens were kind of insect like and had something to do with using the humans brains for something. One key part of the movie I remember is a guy ...
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Early 2000s film, FBI-like agents investigate a deadly TV signal, which causes cells to “expel calcium”, paralyzing people and making them shatterable

Film produced no later than 2005, with the following ridiculous premise: A few people watching TV die due to apparent paralysis and suffocation. One old man falls out of his chair and shatters on ...