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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Science Fiction movie from the 80's or 90's about aliens that crash land on earth and are helped by a young girl

Its been a long time since I saw this movie, but here are the details I remember. A family of humanoid aliens and their "protector" crash on Earth. They are being chased by an assassin. They ...
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Looking for an 80's movie about a house obsessed with a girl?

Here is the plot I can remember for a movie I saw on TV as a kid back in the 1980's. A girl grew up in a house and I think her family had lived there a long time. Somehow the house was "alive" and was ...
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Was Saruman's secret plan settled when he meet Gandalf in Rivendell?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), when the company arrive to Rivendell, Gandalf is asked to attend a surprise reunion with Elrond, Galadriel and Saruman the White. Saruman then opposes ...
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In Sunshine (2007) what is this flashing face about?

During watching of Sunshine (2007) I've noticed flashing face (approximately 49'39"), when crew members were moving on the Icarus I board: What is it about?
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What is the name of the movie from the 80's about scientists that build a machine that helps people share their experiences?

My boyfriend remembers parts of this movie, but not any actors or the name. He said that there is a machine that they put on their heads and it takes their experiences and gives them to another person....
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What parts of the Hobbit book are covered by the first film?

The Hobbit is being adapted to film in several parts, the first of which is titled: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" What parts of the Hobbit book are covered by this film?
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Just how close is that other Earth in Another Earth?

I recently watched Another Earth and I would like to know what the actual distance between the two earths is, using the size of the disks as illustrated in this photo:
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Movie/TV series, which bullets carried DNA of the shooter

I once saw watch a sci-fi movie or an episode of a tv series (not sure) in which: Every police officer was a judge, and hence could act by themselves on the streets. Each "judge" had a gun, which ...
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How did Khan know of the old Klingon proverb?

In the movie The Wrath of Khan, Khan says: Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us 'Revenge is a dish that is best served cold?' It is very cold ...in space. Khan ...
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Evil force in basement possesses people

This is prolly gonna be incredibly vague, so I apologize. When I was a kid, I remember watching a movie that involved a bunch of friends in a building of some sort, and some how, they'd each ...
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Hauser's Mission

If Hauser's memory was wiped and he was never supposed to go to Rekall, what was his mission supposed to be? It seems that if not for him going to Rekall without anyone knowing he would have just live ...
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After the past is altered in Source Code movie what would happen if Sean Fentress possessed by Colter Stevens Dies?

Colter Stevens takes over the body of Sean Fentress for every 8 minutes. Every time Sean Fentress (possessed by Colter Stevens) dies, he wakes up in the program, but he is able to change the past by ...
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How are the shrunken kids able to breathe normal air?

In Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Wayne Szalinski describes his shrink-ray as reducing the "empty space" in matter to make things smaller. Granting the central conceit of the movie that such a thing is ...
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I used to watch the same movie over and over when I was a kid:

It was a feature, not an episode. Rented it repeatedly on VHS from a place near my house. This was around 1986. It was a live action hero-vs-baddies, and looking back, it was pretty Power Ranger-y ...
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Mars' moons sizes in Total Recall (1990)

In the first sequence of Total Recall (1990) we see a shot of the two Mars moons (Phobos and Deimos) in the horizon. Is this the correct moon sizes for an observer in the surface of Mars? Shouldn't ...
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Why was John Carter's earth body unaltered when he got back from Mars?

When John Carter came back from Mars, he recovered his original body, which stayed in the cave while he was over there. We later learn that while he is on Mars, he left his Earth body in a coma-like ...
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What happened to super strength of Rohit?

In the end of Koi Mil Gaya, it was displayed that Jadoo returned powers to Rohit which made him physically & mentally strong (than any human on Earth) again. In Krrish (sequel of Koi Mil Gaya), ...
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Why did these people die in Serenity (spoilers!)?

You've been warned - spoilers ahead - only mouse over if you're OK with that. In the film Serenity:
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What story had the world being eaten every night by toothy orbs?

I thought it was The Tommyknockers by Stephen King, but after a check with Wikipedia, it appears that's not the case. What I remember about the story (a TV movie I think, but definitely based on a ...
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How did John Carter start speaking in the Martian tongue?

In John Carter, Carter is abducted by the Tharks and is made to stay with the hatchlings. He drinks something (water? milk?) and then gets dizzy and starts understanding what the Martians are saying. ...
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Is the DeLorean in “Back to the Future” able to determine the present time?

Whenever you travel through time the DeLorean updates the time circuits to reflect the current date and time. How does it know the current date and time of its arrived destination? I guess what I am ...
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SciFi/Horror movie featuring alien city landing in a US desert, forshadowed by cave paintings

I finally registered in hope of finding people who maybe know the movie I have been looking for for ages... The movie takes place in a very dry country in the States. I would guess it is Texas or so. ...
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Witchblade - watch the film before the TV series?

I was looking for something new to watch and happened to stumble across a Witchblade movie and TV series. Are the film and series completely separate, or is the film a lead-in into the TV series? ...
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What is the name of the black&white movie about a mirror Earth (universe)?

Astronauts in a spaceship have an accident and fall back to the Earth. They are tried in court. It turns out to be a mirror Earth. As I remember (though maybe I'm not totally right) only one professor ...
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How did Skeletor lose to He-man when he had powers of the universe?

In the Film Masters of the Universe, how did Skeletor actually lose against He-man when his staff was broken in two by He-man's sword? He had the powers of the universe which supposedly nothing can ...
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Name of fantasy film from the early 80s or late 70s with an elf and villain wearing metal helmet?

I am trying to find the name of a fantasy film from the late 70s or early 80s. There was a hero, and there was an elf, and a villain who had a metal helmet with a patch over it that covered one eye. ...
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Suggested starting place for Ghost in the Shell

As the title suggests, I want to start watching Ghost in the Shell. But I have seen many different ones and dont know if they're all part of the same series etc. What are some suggestions for where ...
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Looking for a Chewing Gum Monster

I'm looking for something that scared the living daylights out of me as a child. It was probably either a tv movie or an episode of show that ran in the early-to-mid nineties in the US. It involved ...
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Why did Nero wait for over decade after arriving in 23rd century? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Star Trek (2009), what did the Romulans do for 25 years while waiting? When Nero arrived in 23rd century, Kirk wasn't even born. But, at the time of destruction of Vulcan ...
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In the Harry Potter universe, can memories stored in vials only be used once?

In the Harry Potter films, characters seem to pour the contents of memory vials out completely (at least as far as I can tell). Does that mean that memories can only be used once?
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Was the golden army truly indestructible?

In Hellboy 2: The Golden Army a central device of the plot is a magical golden army with mechanical soldiers that are said to be indestructible. Indeed, this is put the test towards the end of the ...
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Was the film Dark City (1998) influenced by H.P.Lovecraft?

Wikipedia cites a number of influences for the film Dark City (1998), but I was quite surprised to not see H.P.Lovecraft amongst them, since from the very introduction at the start of the film I was ...
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Which DVD editions of “The Last Unicorn” are commendable?

There have been several editions of The Last Unicorn on DVD. Peter S. Beagle, author of the screenplay (and of the book that the movie is based on), was in a dispute with the distributors of the movie ...
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How 10 yr old Elliott developed the makeshift communicator in E.T

How did 10 yr old Elliott [not even a genius as portrayed in the film] develop the makeshift communicator [used by E.T. to phone home] which scientists from all over the world have failed to develop ...
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Who is the Tooth Fairy really in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather?

In Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (television adaptation) Susan finds towards the end of the Hogfather story, who is this? How is this the In what sense? Is this any relation to the monster scaring ...
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How fast does an alien grow in the Alien movies?

I just watched Alien and when the alien leaves the host it is tiny. A few minutes later in the movie they encounter the alien and it's now fully grown and is larger than a human. I don't know how ...
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Why were the Nimbus series Broomsticks the fastest?

In Harry Potter canon, it was clearly stated at one point that Harry's Nimbus 2000 was the fastest racing broom on the market. Later, it was surpassed by the Nimbus 2001, which the Slytherin team used ...
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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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What were the things in Prisoner of Azkaban movie that foreshadowed HP6/HP7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What was JK Rowling referring to during the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD commentary? UPDATE: Seems to be a duplicate of " What was JK Rowling referring to during the Prisoner of ...
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Why didn't some other government or corporation step in to assist with the Prawns?

In the opening scenes of District 9 you see that an alien shipped arrived unexpectedly in South Africa, and the government didn't relly know how to deal with that or the unexpected responsibility of ...
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60s or 70s movie with a submarine that flies

There was a large submarine which, through most of the film, was a super advanced sub with a large crew. At the end of the film the submarine deployed an untested feature which enabled it to rise out ...
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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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Where can I watch the movie “Reversion”?

There's a movie I found out a bit about called Reversion, about people who live in the past, present, and future simultaneously. It sounded pretty neat, but I don't see it as available (or even ...
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What old movie had people living in a simulated world of bar-coded cardboard props? [duplicate]

It had a matrix like plot -- the protagonist starts to get glimpses of a dark, drab world underneath what appears to be a perfect existence. The defining moment is when He goes onto find that the ...
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Where to check if a Movie has a post-credit scene without being spoiled?

I recently missed some information because I did not watch a movie until the end of the credits. I usually don't search on-line about a movie before watching it because I fear being spoiled. So, is ...
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Actor or actress that have won best actor Oscar for role in sci-fi film

Are there any actors or actresses that have won an Academy award for best actor or supporting actor for their role in a sci-fi film?
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What happened to the deleted Tron trailer?

Before Tron: Legacy came out, I saw this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1IpPpB3iWI I don't recall seeing it in the movie, was it deleted, or abandoned?