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How is George Stark related to the twin?

During the course of The Dark Half we learn that the killer is actually George Stark, an alter ego that Thad Beaumont invented in order to publish books not to be brought in relation with his name. ...
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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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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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End result for Jim Cunningham - motivational speaker

What was the end result for Jim Cunningham (the 'motivational speaker' played by Patrick Swayze) in Donnie Darko? After Donnie completes his task to revert the time-line to the original 'correct' one ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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How far does the depiction of the pirates' characters match the book?

The pirates that capture Captain Phillips after invading the Maersk Alabama are given quite classical roles in the movie, I think: There is Muse, the voice of reason (compared to the others at ...
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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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Were Kruger and his men Elysium citizens?

In Elysium, Kruger and his other South African buddies are used as off-the-books mercenaries by Delacourt. But considering that they are … South African and do not appear to be cut out of the same ...
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What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?

In Thor - the Dark World Malekith is the leader of the Dark Elves. The film obviously derives from the Marvel universe. I also play a lot of tabletop wargames and I know Malekith is also a character ...
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Is Dr. Ratha's role similar to some comic counterpart or is it kept only for popularity of the actor?

In The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Dr. Rajit Ratha's role played by Irrfan Khan, which appear to me an open end character. Is his role similar to some Comic counterpart or is it kept to earn from the ...
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What are we to make of Detective Loki?

In Prisoners, what are we supposed to make of the character of Detective Loki? Is there some symbology to his name (the trickster from Norse mythology) and all the tattoos that adorn his body?
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Who was the Escape Artist?

In the BBC TV series The Escape Artist the title most likely refers to either: Will Burton Liam Foyle In Episode 1, I assumed the title character was Will Burton (he'd never lost a case and so was ...
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What was the relationship between Sutton and Mrs. Harshaw?

In The Hot Spot, What was the relationship between the blackmailer Frank Sutton and Mrs. Dolly Harshaw? Was he blackmailing her or was it the other way around?
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What was in it for Viper?

In The Wolverine, is the motivation behind Viper's involvement in Yashida's immortality project ever explained? I can only recall her mentioning that Yashida hired her.
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What is the significance of Erik's nude scene?

In Thor: The Dark World, what is the significance of the Erik's nude scene? Is it just for comedy effect? But if I remember correctly he justified it, but I don't understand the point. Even he was ...
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Was Saruman already under the thrall of Sauron?

During the first film of The Hobbit we see a meeting of the White Council in which Saruman seems unconvinced and even argues against the likelihood that Sauron could be returning. In The Fellowship ...
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Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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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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What is Håkan's background?

Since the beginning of Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), Eli was accompanied by Håkan, an older man, who tried (not very successfully, though) to kill people and gather their blood ...
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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 Bond shown to have a disregard for collateral casualties?

There are several scenes in Skyfall where Bond has opportunities to save people and apparently doesn't try: The security guard Patrice shot in Shanghai The man viewing the painting shot by Patrice ...
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In The Counselor, 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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Why important characters from Mortal Kombat: Legacy season one doesn't appear in season 2?

In the web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, several important characters like Jax, Sonya Blade, Cyrax, Sektor and Kano not appear in season 2. What is the reason for removal of this many important ...
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Why does Xerxes think he's a god?

In 300 (2006), why does Xerxes consider himself a god? Is there a back story for him somewhere?
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Who or what was Hummingbird?

In the Jason Statham film Hummingbird (AKA 'Redemption' & 'Crazy Joe'), who or what was 'Hummingbird'? I guessed it was his operative name in the special forces, but could not confirm that from ...
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Would the plot have worked without Salino?

Would the plot of The Sting have worked if the character of Salino had never been introduced? While she does kill one of Lonnegan's other assassins, she doesn't appear to impact the plot in any other ...
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Why the subterfuge by Salino?

In The Sting, Loretta Salino, Lonnegan's assassin, masquerades as a waitress in a diner in order to get close to Hooker. Why the need for all the subterfuge? Considering how easily she herself was ...
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Who is this man changing the name of Little Dice to Li'll Z?

In the movie City of God, who was the man that Changes the name of Li'll Dice to Li'll Z?
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Was Coulson dead or near-dead? Is Tahiti a metaphor?

In Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Coulson makes repeated references to his having been brought back from the dead after having been stabbed by Loki. Wasn't he confirmed dead in Avengers? Or ...
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Why would Gus do business with Walter knowing his brother in-law was a DEA agent?

The first time Walt sold Gus meth was toward the end of season 2 after they met in Los Pollos Hermanos. Guss trait as a careful man is highlighted several times. One example was his straight up ...
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Why couldn't Andrei sleep?

In Europa Report, why was Andrei sleep-deprived? Was it because he had failed to save James during the EVA accident?
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Castle's poker buddies: Who's the lady?

In S01E01 of Castle, Rick is playing poker with other (real life) authors: Going by Wikia, the guy with the glasses is James Patterson. The chap on the right is Stephen J. Cannell (and the one with ...
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What is the reason for Bridget von Hammersmark's unusual name?

One thing I always wondered about Inglourious Basterds is, why the famous actress Bridget von Hammersmark has such an unusual name (and which nobody else in the movie seems to find unusual). Her last ...
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Was Archie Hicox's accent actually strange?

In the tavern scene where Archie's disguise is blown through his English hand gesture, he is initially questioned by Cprl Willhelm about his unusual accent. Can the German visitors to this site ...
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Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequel of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in 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 come in odd no of ...
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What is the significance of Kristen Stewart's character?

In the ending of Jumper, we got to know that David has a half sister played by Kristen Stewart. What is the significance of her role? I am not aware of the novel series from which it is adopted. Does ...
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What are the jobs of the two brothers in the movie “Suture”?

What are the jobs of the two brothers in the movie Suture? The story is about twins, and I don't remember their jobs. I think one is a doctor, but I'm not sure.
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What is the nature of the creature living in the ruins of Bethmora?

Near the end of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, when the team reaches the ruins of Bethmora, Liz and Hellboy are led by some lone goblin into a chamber where they meet some other creature who lives ...
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Why can the Doctor not read River's Diary?

I don't watch Doctor Who on a regular basis. I know who River is. But why is it that she keeps the diary of their meetings and the doctor cannot see it?
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Why was Patches O'Houlihan in a wheelchair?

In the movie Dodgeball, Patches O'Houlihan was once a spry ADAA All-Star. But by the time Peter LaFleur and the team meet him, he's in a wheelchair. My Question: Does the movie ever explain why ...
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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Noelle and the 2nd Segment

What is the deal with Noelle in the 2nd segment of The Nines? I understand that she's supposed to be something like Melissa McCarthy's character, a 7 (or human) that has been allowed to remember all ...
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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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Did Loker ever start getting paid again?

Towards the end of season 1 of Lie To Me, Dr. Lightmen demoted Loker to an unpaid intern instead of firing him for divulging sensitive information to the SEC while working on a case. Did Loker ever ...
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Why was the protagonist's name changed to Emily Rose?

The Exorcism of Emily Rose is based on the real story of Anneliese Michel. But why did they choose the name Emily Rose rather then real name Anneliese Miche. What is the reason for this change?
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Who was Oscar Shales? What did he do with Mahone?

What exactly was wrong with Oscar Shales and Agent Mahone? Did Oscar ever kidnap Mahone?
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What was the role of Meyer Wolfsheim? Why was it so important?

Why was Mr. Meyer Wolfsheim's role so important in The Great Gatsby? How did it affect the story of the movie?
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Have Batman comics/movies always had a political influence upon them?

First, I want you all to know, before watching Nolan's version of Batman, neither have I watched any other Batman movies nor have I read the Batman comics. So literally, Nolan's Batman is the first ...
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What is the source of inspiration for the Fat Bastard character?

I've been trying to find an interview with Mike Myers where he supposedly mentions the inspiration for the Fat Bastard character. My friend swears that Mike Myers said he saw an obese guy in ...
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How did she deteriorate?

So everyone's favourite vegetable explicative-laden character had a fate presented to her that wasn't expected by anyone in the show. In fact, it wasn't expected by anyone, arguably. Can anyone ...