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Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
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Why was Mossador afraid of death?

In the new season of Game of Thrones we see the former slave Mossador being executed. Before he dies he pleads for his life. Is this inconsistent with the people of the free cities' behaviour? So as ...
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Does Grand Maester Pycelle have an agenda?

In the Game of Thrones series the character Grand Maester Pycelle seems perfectly content to brew potions, give bad advice and hit on handmaidens. I'm not saying that he doesn't serve a purpose, he ...
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Is the Hound a lord?

So in Game of Thrones I know that The Mountain is older than The Hound; but as everyone knows, the Mountain is a knight. Many would say that the hound is also a knight but this isn't technically true ...
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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Emotional Detachment from Characters (Movie Examples) [closed]

I am trying to come up with a few examples of movies or televisions shows that try to prevent the audience from becoming emotionally attached to the characters. For example, say one of the character ...
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Announcer's Voice in “42”

Was John C. McGinley recreating the voice of someone in particular as the baseball announcer in "42"? I've heard that kind of voice before, but I don't remember where. ...
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The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01

Last night I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 (awesome). In the very beginning we see a young Cersei ask a witch about her future. The Witch says that she will have three ...
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Was the sabre-toothed cat shown in the closing credits of The Flintstones ever in any episodes?

Just curious if that cat was ever part of the family, because he was Fred's nemesis in those closing credits. Yet I don't recall seeing him in any episodes.
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Who is the monologue targeted at at the end of White Tiger?

The movie White Tiger (2012) ends with a monologue by Adolf Hitler. This scene leaves many unanswered questions, but the one I'm interested in is, who is the person he's talking to? If the ...
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Can Brandon only control Hodor?

In series three of Game of Thrones Brandon Stark is revealed to be a Warg. Jones tells him that he is the only Warg he has ever seen to be able to control humans. Even to date we have only ever seen ...
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Is Frank in 'Frank' autistic?

I just saw the movie Frank and really liked it. The mask (which I understand could be a hyperbole of this situation) being the least of a reason why I am asking this, the most being his communication ...
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What made Francis urinate on his father's grave?

In the beginning of the first episode of the third season of House of Cards, Frank asks to be left alone, then seen urinating on his father's grave after saying: I'll tell you this though, Pop. ...
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What is Jason's role / purpose in Continuum?

Continuum Series Spoiler ahead for beginners: I've completed season 2. By the end of season 2 we came to know that Jason is Alec's son. Alec sent him from 2077 to the past(1992 or 1990). We saw in ...
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Is Cersei Lannister menopausal?

In episode one of Season 4 of Game of Thrones Maester Kyburn asks Cersei if her "symptoms" had gotten better. When Jaime asks her about this she refuses to tell him. They then engage in an argument in ...
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Did Lord Tywin keep Ice's handle?

In the prologue of the fourth season of Game of Thrones we see Tywin Lannister giving Ice to a blacksmith from Volantis. Said blacksmith removes the handle and melt down the Valyrian steel before ...
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Who are the statues at the Gates of Argonath?

In Lord Of the Rings, when paddling down the river Anduin the fellowship pass by two statues, one on each side of the river, both holding their left hand forward. One is in armour and is bearded and ...
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Is there any explanation for Lou Bloom's mannerisms and personality in Nightcrawler?

In Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Lou Bloom, has noticeably strange mannerisms as well as (arguably) a lack of empathy. What could be the reasons for this strange behaviour?
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Was Elrond Elros' brother?

In LOTR we hear a tale of two brothers, Elros and Elrond, who are given the choice of long life or eternal life. Elros chooses long life and from him descended the Numenourians. And Elrond chose ...
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What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
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What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
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What happened to William Giles?

In the TV series Oz, the character William Giles was put on death row, requested death by stoning, which lead to a new law by the state. He was last seen in the beginning of Season 5, where he won a ...
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What happened to Hector Mendoza in House of Cards?

In Season 3 Episode 8 of House of Cards, during Frank's "breaking the fourth wall" instance, he said: What does that mean?
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Does Stannis wear a crown?

So I've re watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and I can't find a single scene in which Stannis wears a crown. This lead me to wonder if he even has one. If he doesn't why doesn't he? If ...
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Why did Roose Bolton adopt Ramsay?

In the Game of Thrones episode, "the Mountain and the Viper" Roose Bolton gives Ramsay a piece of paper, giving him the right to bear the house name, it makes him heir to House Bolton and indeed the ...
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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Madge Hardcastle's decision

-- SPOILERS AHEAD -- I just saw and loved "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man ...
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Why does Jacob Black change his hair style?

In the Twilight series Jacob Black has long hair to begin with and then he changed it when he transformed into a wolf. Why did he do that?
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Did Lord Baelish lie about his nickname?

When Sansa first meats Petyr in Game of Thrones, Arya asks him why he is called "Littlefinger". He answers that it was because he was very small as a boy and because he lived at the Fingers, now as a ...
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Details on Roose Bolton's betrayal

Some of these Game of Thrones questions may seem obvious but Roose Bolton was second in command, was he really so hungry for power that he went so far just to be first in command? Why did Roose ...
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Was the Greatjon at the Red Wedding?

So we know that most of Robb's banners were at the Red Wedding but we also know that most of House Umber weren't, Greatjon Umber stops being mentioned in the episodes leading up to the event so I ...
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What is funny about Yokomichi Yonosuke's name?

In Yokomichi Yonosuke (A story of Yonosuke) each time Yonosuke introduces himself other people seem to be amused by his name. Why is that? Is this some kind of Japanese wordplay?
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Why does Robert Baratheon want to “Burn them all”?

So, in one of the very first episodes of Game of Thrones, Robert Baratheon and Barristan Selmy are telling war stories whilst the Kingslayer stands guard. Robert, who is severely drunk, asked Jaime ...
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Why does The Hound never take the black?

So if there's one thing that the Hound loves in this world of Game of Thrones it's killing stuff, as far as I can tell he never gives a second thought as to whom he's fighting or why he's doing it. It ...
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Why was Schillinger so brutal in the very beginning even if he hoped for parole?

In the TV series Oz, Vernon Schillinger (leader of the Aryan Brotherhood) raped the new prisoner and former laywer Tobias Beecher. Also, he tattooed him with an swastika. If Beecher wanted, he could ...
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Why no children?

In Breaking Bad it seemed that the Schraders loved White's kids very much and enjoyed having them in their place. Is there in-series explanation why they didn't have their own? Same question about the ...
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Why did Dr. Manhattan choose the hydrogen atom for the symbol on his forehead?

In the alternate versions of Watchmen, when Dr. Manhattan's is forced to choose a symbol, he made one on his forehead representing a hydrogen atom. Why did he choose this symbol? How does it relate ...
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Exactly why doesnt Voldemort have a nose?

I was wondering why the Dark Lord from the Harry Potter series has a very different appearance. The bald head, white skin and of course the nose. He has slits for nose. Is there an explanation to his ...
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Are there differences in the ways/rationales that movies cast real persons to play “themselves?”

One situation is when the movie features a famous person, especially with a relatively small part. I have a recollection of (former Secretary of State) Henry Kissinger in such a role. This is what I ...
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What was the point of Marie's shoplifting

It always seemed to me that Marie's shop lifting was an arc in Breaking Bad that the writers abandoned. So why was Marie's shop lifting arc abandoned after the third season or so? How did the stealing ...
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Why the character name “Johnny Utah”?

Lately watching this incredibly inspiring film Whiplash (2014), I've heard this name "Johnny Utah" in the movie. When Andrew Neiman was late for the competition, he tries to convince Fletcher for ...
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Why did Walter White change his mind about chemotherapy?

In a family meeting during the early episodes of Breaking Bad, Walter clearly exposes his reasons and firm decision not to undergo the chemotherapy. Why does he change his mind afterwards? Is it ...
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What was Billy's goal for becoming a cop and going undercover?

In The Departed, Billy Costigan he was very intelligent and could have been anything he wanted to be, but he chose to become a state trooper. Why? What was his goal for becoming a cop and going ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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What is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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Significance of “savages” dialogue in American Sniper

In American Sniper, there comes a scene where a fellow soldier shows Chris Kyle a piece of jewelry that he bought from Iraq, to which Chris Kyle responds How come you buy this from the savages? ...
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Was this character from 'Better Call Saul' also in 'Breaking bad'?

In the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul', we saw Saul aka Jimmy saving that guy (obviously staged) hanging from that billboard. Among the crowd, I noticed this lady and I thought I had seen her in ...
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Why do people refer to Larry as 'Doc'?

On Inherent Vice, the protagonist is called Larry, but everyone calls him 'Doc'? Why do they do that? At first I thought he was actually a doctor (a stoned one), but then I saw he was working as a ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Was there a specific meaning behind each child in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Just curious if each child stood for some specific evil or something. I feel like Augustus Gloop stood for Glutony (his name even has some similarity), but can't quite put my finger on the other ...