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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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What is the significance of “The Girl in Red” in Schindler's List?

"The Girl in Red" is a character talked about as much as the movie itself! However, I don't exactly understand the significance of the character itself and the usage of the color. Wikipedia ...
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What was the backstory to Shepherd Book on Firefly?

Firefly was cancelled before it ever was able to expand on the back stories of most of the characters, and the follow-up movie, Serenity, simply didn't have the time. Did Joss Whedon ever reveal the ...
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What does The Man from Another Place in Twin Peaks symbolize?

The Man from Another Place is one of the major characters in Twin Peaks. He lives in The Black Lodge and dances like Laura's father. Mike says that he lost his left hand and I read somewhere that The ...
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What evidence is there for each side of the debate over the authenticity of “Exit Through The Gift Shop”?

I recently watched "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and thought it was absolutely excellent. After the movie was over, my friend told me that a lot of people think that Bansky invented the character of ...
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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What is M's real name?

I have always thought that "M" was an arbitrary company assigned code name, a thought shared by Bond in Casino Royale (remember the scene where he broke into M's apartment?). But there have been hints ...
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If Wolverine's skeleton is completely bonded with adamantium, why are his teeth still white?

In "X-Men Origins Wolverine", Logan undergoes an operation to have adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Why doesn't the adamantium bond to his teeth?
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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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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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How old is James Bond?

I'd like to know James Bond's age window. He's been played by a wide variety of actors. What is the youngest and oldest Agent 007 has been portrayed to be?
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What is the significance of the scene with the cop near the end of The Artist?

Near the end of The Artist, George Valentin is looking at his own reflection superimposed on a tuxedo in a shop window (the scene used in the trailer) when a cop comes strolling around the corner. ...
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Is Victor Creed from “X-men Origins: Wolverine” actually Sabretooth?

First of all, I have limited knowledge about X Men Comics and that too is from watching the movies. Is there any relation between the character of Victor Creed from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and ...
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Why does the Joker always use a knife?

In The Dark knight, except for when the Joker had to use big weapons for different reasons, we always saw him using a small knife. Why does he prefer a knife? Like we know Batman does not use any ...
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What nationality is Bane?

It has been clearly established that Ra's Al Ghul & Talia Al Ghul are Moroccan. And it is assumed that The Pit is in Morocco. Does this mean that we should assume Bane is also Moroccan? Or is it ...
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What is the significance of the Massachusetts State House in the Departed?

The Massachusetts State House is visible in numerous scenes in the Departed. These scenes always include Colin Sullivan. It is even visible from his apartments window and he often looks out upon it. ...
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Why does Walt go by Heisenberg?

In Breaking Bad, Walter White chooses to go by Heisenberg. I know that there has to be some significance behind both why Walt chose the name and why the writers chose that name as opposed to any other ...
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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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How did Napoleon Wilson come to his name?

As a big fan of John Carpenter's classic of urban terror Assault on Precinct 13 I always wondered (together with the rest of the characters) why Napoleon Wilson is called that way. It is made clear ...
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Is Walter White dead?

In the last episode, they don't actually show Walter White dying. They only show him lying on the floor. Is it possible for them to continue the story from there?
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Why is Caillou bald?

After watching several episodes of Caillou with my son, I have this question burning inside. Why is Caillou bald?
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Why did Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk?

Why don’t Bruce Banner’s pants rip open when he turns into the Hulk? Is it because nobody really needs to see Hulk-junk. :)
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What makes Sherlock and Watson such good friends?

In the Sherlock series, I noticed this peculiar thing which has been hinted at, many times. Sherlock is so weird. Almost no one like him and vice-versa but what makes John Watson so different? How ...
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What was Daniel Craig's character's name?

In the movie Layer Cake, Daniel Craig stars as a drug dealer. His name is not mentioned throughout the movie. He was even credited as "XXXX", he also said near the end, that if you knew his name, you ...
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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 is the significance of James Cole's tattoos?

In 12 Monkeys, James Cole has some tattoos, one on the back of his neck looks like a bar-code and another on the side of his neck near to the ear looks like some digits. Is there any significance ...
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Is Tony in love with Gina?

Throughout Brian DiPalma's 1983 classic, Scarface, Tony Montana has an odd relationship with his sister Gina. His attitude toward her ranges from overprotective to jealous to generous, and just about ...
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What is Mr. Kitty's gender?

I was wondering this for quite a while. Mr. Kitty is a male cat at the beginning of the episodes, but later on it's like he suddenly became a she. (In the episode "Major Boobage" for cheesing they ...
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Plot behind Ros and Joffrey

At the end of Season 3 Episode 8, we see the prostitute Ros tied to the bedpost, her body riddled with arrows and Joffrey seated on a couch holding the long-bow. Although we are well aware of ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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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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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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Sherlock: Who is John Talking About?

In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter. Who is Subo?
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In Spider-man 2 Why does Parker lose his powers?

This has always bothered me. In the comics and cartoons Spider-man started to lose his powers because his mutation started changing him. In the movie it seemed like it was his self-esteem which makes ...
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What is the reason for choosing Mary Jane over the Gwen Stacy in the 2002 Spider-Man movie?

As per the original storyline of Spider-Man Gwen Stacy is the first serious love of Peter Parker (Betty Brant is the first relationship of him which never worked). Then why did Marvel/Columbia ...
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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from?

What type of mental illness does Nina suffer from? It looks like she has schizophrenia. Her mother also appears to be unwell or just extremely overbearing.
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How old is Andy in Toy Story 2?

We know how old Andy is in Toy Story because he goes to Pizza Planet to celebrate his eighth birthday. In Toy Story 3, Andy is said to be seventeen and heading off to college. In Toy Story 2, we see ...
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What is J.J. LaRoche's dark secret?

In the season 3 of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane threatens J.J. LaRoche to expose his secret if he doesn't give him his suspect list. LaRoche's secret is something he keeps in a tupperware in his safe. ...
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Why does Sherlock think Billy Kincaid is a good man?

In The Sign of Three Sherlock said Billy Kincaid the best man he ever knew. Following was his quote about Billy Billy Kincaid, the Camden Garrotter, best man I ever knew. Vast contributions to ...
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Voldemort's physical presence pre-Goblet of Fire

Voldemort returned to physical, human form in the Goblet of Fire. But can someone explain what the physical effects of using the curse on Harry as a baby had on his body? He didn't die but also, ...
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On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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Was the character of Dr. Sidney Freedman created with Hawkeye's final breakdown in mind?

Sidney Freedman was a somewhat enigmatic recurring character on M*A*S*H, who started out his stint on the show examining Max Klinger during one of his "Section 8" claims. Dr. Freedman then shifted ...
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How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Why did Severus Snape present himself as evil to Harry?

Professor Severus Snape was a very important character through out the Harry Potter series. He played very important roles in Harry's life as well as in Hogwarts fortune. His works were admirable and ...
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Who is elder in Charlie and Alan?

In the TV series 'Two & a half men',Charlie and Alan are brothers, but there is no indication that who is elder. Even Wikipedia doesn't say anything about this. I have watched only season 1. So ...
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Why leave King's Landing now?

SPOILERS for those yet to see Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 The Children Why leave King's Landing now, all of a sudden? If he had anticipated this danger while freeing Tyrion, why not pack ...
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Who called Margaret “Hot Lips Houlihan”?

In the TV series M*A*S*H, who was the first person to call Margaret "Hot Lips"?