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Sonny and Carlo's relationship in The Godfather?

In The Godfather I, Carlo is seen as an abuser of his wife Connie, and my general feeling (and maybe yours too) is that he's somewhat of an outsider who wants desperately to get involved in the ...
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How come Spidey can't stick to the building wall at the end?

At the end of The Amazing Spider-Man, we see Dr. Curt Connors helping Spider-Man up because his web shooters broke. Why is this necessary if he still has his powers to stick to walls?
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What is the name of Master Shifu in the Chinese dub of Kung Fu Panda?

Master Shifu is a supporting character in the Kung Fu Panda (franchise). But seeing as to how his name is something of a tautonym (shifu means master in Mandarin), what is used for his name in the ...
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Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandoned King's Landing in the middle of the battle?

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandon King's Landing in the middle of the siege from Stannis during Game of Thrones S02E09? If behaviour of Joffrey is reason behind his action then he should ...
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Why is Brienne of Tarth devoted to Renly Baratheon

When we first meet Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones S02E03, she's fighting in a tournament to impress Renly Baratheon, when she wins she requests the honour to serve him. There are several points ...
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To which degree was the image of the “Angel of Verdun” influenced by Jeanne d'Arc?

After Rita Vrataski proved herself a war hero in the battle of Verdun prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow she became known and advertized as the "Angel of Verdun", a symbol of hope and a possible ...
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Asian martial arts movie with a ring

I remember seeing a movie when I was about 5-6 (1999-2000) about a kid who found a ring with powers that gave him martial art skills. Also, he had a mentor who showed him how to use the ring. It was ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why does Frank peel off the labels from bottles and things?

Catch Me If You Can's fictionalized version of Frank W. Abagnale Jr. uses to peel off labels from things. While in certain cases this is part of his check frauds (especially the Pan Am labels), he ...
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Why does Liz change her wigs so frequently in the episode “Aus der Tiefe der Zeit”?

In the Dominik Graf directed Tatort episode "Aus der Tiefe der Zeit" Liz Bernard always wears a different wig in nearly each and every scene (the only scene when she doesn't seem to wear a wig is ...
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Why is Hanna so snappish and rude to Michael at times?

I loved The Reader, but there are some things I didn't understand about Hanna's character: Why is she so snappish and rude to Michael at times? For instance on his birthday, as well as the fight ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Would a director revive a dead character for a sequel?

Scarface's director regretted killing Tony Montana. He didn't know that the movie would have such success; he could have used the character to create a sequel. Is it possible to revive someone who ...
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How true is Magneto's future catharsis?

Magneto's future self in X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be a refined and wiser man to some degree. While there were earlier instances of him working together with the X-Men and this time it might ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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In which scene does the uncredited demon character appear?

After reviewing the IMDB cast list for the movie The Ninth Gate, I noticed there was an uncredited "demon" character played by Jane Bradbury. I just recently watched the movie, and have seen it ...
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Why does Professor X touch his head when using his abilties?

Both James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart touch their right temple when Professor X uses his telepathic ability. I can't think of another mutant who does something similar so what's the reason for this? ...
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Who is that girl in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff is holding a small girl while watching Magneto on TV with his mother standing near. Now I wonder who she is. Quicksilver has a twin sister ...
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Is this the same character?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Toad appears with a different appearance compared to his depiction in the 1st X-Men movie, played by a different actor. Even their ages are contradictory. Is this Toad ...
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Is Pikachu's gender ever confirmed?

I was recently having a discussion about Pokémon, and it came up that none of us were sure whether Ash's Pikachu in the series was male or female. Some (myself included) always thought it was male, ...
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What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and ...
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What is the meaning of the belly button?

In the beginning of the film The Nines Ryan Reynolds' character gets out of the shower and freaks out because he does not have a belly button. This, of course, is later explained being that he's not ...
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Why do Jerry and Newman dislike each other?

Throughout Seinfeld, Jerry and Newman have an adversarial relationship, marked by the infamous exchange of "Hello, Jerry" "Hello, Newman." While at times they get along (In "The Barber," (S5E8) Jerry ...
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Is Jack Bauer an antihero?

Have seen both used. Some articles typically say "The antihero is back", whilst others say he is a hero. Breeanna Hare at CNN even gets to the point by: -- At first it may seem "24's" Jack Bauer ...
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Did Terence Mann die?

At the end of "Field of Dreams", Terence Mann gets invited to go with the baseball players into the corn field, and presumably the after-life: Ray. Ray. Listen to me, Ray. Listen to me. There is ...
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Doc Oc's actual motivation?

In Spider-Man 2, I understand that Doctor Octopus is being controlled by his tentacles, but what is his actual motivation for rebuilding the "device?" What does he hope to achieve by doing this? ...
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Where does the Green Goblin's mask come from?

So, it's been years since I've actually sat down and watched Spider-Man, the Toby Maguire film, and I got to thinking... Do they ever actually show where Norman's mask comes from? I remember where he ...
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 1st film, then 3rd film, and now she is confirmed for 5th film. In some speculation I have heard that she is only going to appear in odd ...
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Background character in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In Catching Fire, Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch and Effie are taken to the capitol. While Haymitch gives the Tributes his "forget everything you think you know about the games" speech there is some ...
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Significance of Gabriel Engel's name

The antagonist from Antibodies (orig.: Antikörper) carries the name Gabriel Engel. Given that "Engel" means "angel", this name is likely not just a coincidence and seems to refer to the Archangel ...
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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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Beethoven: Was George Newton's Occupation Economically Plausible?

In the movie 'Beethoven', George Newton was an air freshener entrepreneur. In fact, in 'Beethoven's 2nd', he and his wife obtained a collateral loan to further their business with their house acting ...
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Who's Tom Bishop's support in China? Is it the same guy he worked with in 'Nam?

In Spy Game, when Tom Bishop was a sniper in Vietnam, he had a partner (his spotter) who, as far as I can tell, is named Tran, played by Benedict Wong: Later, he does a "rogue" operation in China, ...
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Why did so many different actors end up playing Quatermass?

Quatermass was a british rocket scientist in a pioneering series of early television science fiction on the BBC. There were originally three series (incidentally broadcast live to camera) with a forth ...
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Is Katherine Hepburn's shaking real or acted in On Golden Pond?

Throughout the film, Hepburn's character, Ethel Thayer, is wobbling in a fashion that some older people do when they start to lose motor control (sometimes as a result of a degenerative disease). Was ...
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What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies?

What character/actor combo have appeared in the most movies? I know Christopher Lee has done at least nine Dracula roles by my count, and a lot of Harry Potter actors reached eight movies in the same ...
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How did Kenny Baker play R2-D2 in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How were R2D2 and C3PO made in the original trilogy? I found out that R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker and I am surprised. How did he control it? Did he really get inside ...
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What was the role of Jackie Costigan?

Billy Costigan's uncle Jackie is mentioned in The Departed with Queenan and Dignam, then again during Sullivan's briefing scene. How was he important to Frank Costello's crew?
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black and white movie about orphans and opening a school

It's one of those classic black and white movies back in 40s and 50s i believe. There is this man who adopts some kids I think. On Christmas I think, he brings home some used presents for the kids ...
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Who is the fat guy and what is his importance?

In Donnie Darko, during a failed attempt of a kiss, one fat guy is shown. The same fat guy is shown again in some random scenes. Is he some character from film which I missed or is it some cameo? Or ...
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How did the Tanners' mom die?

On the TV show 'Full House', Danny Tanner was left to raise three daughters by himself. My Question: How did the Tanners' mom die?
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Justified: Robert Quarles, who are those boys he's torturing?

So Justified season 3 seems to be maybe intentionally vague about Robert Quarles f'd up habit of torturing (raping?) what looks like young boys chained to a bed/toilet. At one point I thought he was ...
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Why does Jake from Adventure Time have inverted eyes?

Regarding Adventure Time, there is a character called Jake the dog. It's always bugged me not knowing why his eyes are white where the pupil should be, and black where the iris should be (i.e. ...
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Who is this guy helping Harry Osborn?

At the end of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a guy meets Harry Osborn in the penitentiary and talks to Harry about unleashing villains like Rhino. Who's this guy helping Harry? Is he Harry's ...
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Is there a trend in recent crime shows to complement eccentric protagonists with grown-up and intelligent daughters? Why?

When watching Shark, Lie to Me and Castle which were all released in the late 2000s, it ocurred to me that they all pose their strong but slightly eccentric/difficult male protagonists as divorced ...
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Who is our hero, Frodo or Sam?

The ring of power has a strange power to deceive people. There are many characters from "good" races who ring is successful to pollute their heart. Isildur, Sméagol and Boromir are among them. They ...
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What is the meaning behind Pussy Galore's name?

While I was watching James Bond 007 - Goldfinger on TV, I remember a lesson I had back in high school. We were learning about how movies are affected/released by what is going on in society. We looked ...
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Looking for a film about handling sadness to compare to the novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami [duplicate]

For a school assignment, I need to write an essay comparing the novel Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami to a film with a similar theme. Over the course of the novel, the main character is torn with ...