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Why did Susan's hair change colour?

In Monsters VS Aliens when Susan begins to grow in the church her hair changes from black to white. Throughout the movie (including when she's temporally reduced back to normal size), her hair keeps ...
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A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
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When are we first informed about Gerry Lane's profession?

In World War Z, Brad Pitt plays the role of a former UN investigator named Gerry Lane. When are we first informed of this fact? When I watched the film, I spent half the movie wondering who he was ...
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What is Max Detweiler's relationship with the other characters?

In The Sound of Music, who is Max Detweiler, a.k.a. Uncle Max? I know he mooches off rich people. That much is obvious. But how does he know the Captain and the Baroness, and why do all the children ...
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Role of the priest in the detention center

While Finch enquired about what happened in the detention centre in V for Vendetta, they came to realise that the priest was the highest paid staff there. But eventually I think it's not clear why ...
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Why is Adam D'Angelo's character not in the movie?

Adam D'Angelo met Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg while the two were still teenagers attending "uber" preppy prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy. Initially, D'Angelo worked on the first "app" for ...
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What kind of make up is used to make Harvey Dent's horryfying face?

Everytime I see The Dark Knight, I am surprised looking at the make up of Harvey Dent (Two Face). What kind of technology is used in such make ups and how are they done? The make up was really scary. ...
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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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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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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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What was wrong with Buck after his return?

In Band of Brothers, Episode 5 "Crossroads", shortly before the Battalion is called to the Ardennes, there is a scene where the soldiers are sitting a tent watching a movie. Cpt. Winters enters and ...
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What does Bob say to Charlotte at the end of “Lost in Translation”?

During the climax of the 2003 movie, Lost in Translation, the central characters, Bob & Charlotte share an emotional moment. During that time, Bob seems to have said something into Charlotte's ...
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Why did the truck driver shoot Selene?

During her escape from the research facility, Selene jumps onto a driving truck. The truck driver notices her, makes a full stop and she flies over the vehicle. The driver then steps out with a gun ...
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Is Ashley Schaeffer from Eastbound and Down modelled on Ric Flair

The outrageous character Ashley Schaeffer (played by Will Ferrell) from the excellent Eastbound And Down series seems to not only look like Ric Flair but also copy some of his mannerisms, like the ...
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What exactly he wanted to make by killing girls or he wants to store the smell of that girl (first girl he killed)?

In the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer it's like he liked the first girl's fragrance so much so he just tried to smell her closely, but why does he keep on killing other girls? Was he getting ...
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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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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Character naming in Synecdoche New York

I recently saw the movie Synecdoche New York. Among other things that intrigued me, the name of the protagonist, Caden Cotard is very interesting. From the Wikipedia article The Cotard delusion ...
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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Is the female “Ralph” character playing along?

In "So I Married an Axe Murderer", Harriet (Nancy Travis) cries out for "Ralph!" in her sleep, which Charlie (Mike Myers) correctly attributes to one of her "missing" fiancés. In trying to cover for ...
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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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Why does Leon remain in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”?

I was re-watching "Curb your enthusiasm" 6 (end) & 7(beginning). In end of season 6, Loretta and Larry David are dating (the precise exact season isn't the issue; apologize if i have this ...
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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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Why was a female selected for M's character in James Bond?

Detailed review of M's character in Wikipedia showed that Ian had different real life people in mind while portraying M. Wikipedia states: Fleming based much of M's character on Rear Admiral John ...
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Is Russell Crowe in the opening scene of Beverly Hills Cop?

Just after Beverly Hills Cop starts it shows some parts of Detroit. About 1:45 in the movie appear 3 people looking at the street and it looks like one of them (the left one) is Russell Crowe. I ...
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What is the book that Emile Hirsch reads in “Into the Wild”?

In the film Into the Wild, Emile Hirsch keeps on reading a book at different times, such as night time. In some scenes, the cover of the book is slightly visible. What was the book he was reading?
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Is there any significance in Capt. Jack Sparrow being called Mr. Smith in the first Pirates of the Carribean?

So in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Jack Sparrow first arrives at the port, the man asks him for a schilling and his name in order to "tie up his boat" in the ...
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Television crossover episodes between networks?

It can be somewhat common among spinoff series or when cross promotion is desired, for characters from one series to appear in episodes of another series. This has most recently been seen in some of ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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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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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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Can JARVIS be for real?

I know how naive I seem asking this question but was far too fascinated by the character JARVIS in the Iron Man movies to not ask this. Well JARVIS is nothing but Tony Stark's personal assistant ...
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Was Raoul Silva M's son?

According to this article about Skyfall, Raoul Silva is M's son and that is why he hates her so much. Suddenly, it all made sense. Silva, thought to be in Hong Kong, was M’s son -- adopted, ...
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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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Has an actor or actress in a TV series ever returned as a different character after their role was re-cast?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a long-running soap than a normal TV series, but I know that in soaps, if an actor or actress leaves, and they need to bring the character back they will re-cast ...
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Why is there no sign of facial hair in Pi's face?

In Life of Pi, we can see the changes in Pi's physique like being slim, lengthening of his hair etc. But surprisingly he is clean shaved in that state too. How is that possible? In his age, as shown, ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?

The show John Doe from 2002/2003 was cancelled before we found out who John was or where he came from. Does anyone know more about that? John was such an interesting character -- had amnesia, could ...
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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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If Jiraiya is so rich, why does he keep taking Naruto's money?

Jiraiya is a legendary Sannin, so he must have made legendary money. Also he's a book author. So why does he keep taking Naruto's money?
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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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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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Why is the 4th ghost the only ghost that isn't violent?

I was just wondering, why isn't Jean, the 4th ghost, violent? The psychic said that all the ghosts are violent because they died a violent death and that's why Cyrus wanted them, so why is she the ...
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Oz's Personality in “Oz the Great and Powerful”

In the first part of the movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Oz's personality with his assistant was kinda mean, he even said to his assistant that "You're just a trained monkey." Also he said "You're ...
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What was the impetus behind making Steve Austin “better than before”?

It seems at multiple points in the series itself, and in the opening credits for that matter, it was strongly emphasized that Steve was rebuilt "better than before". Now, certainly, it makes for ...
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Why all the hate towards Cherita?

On a recent reviewing of Donnie Darko, while understanding most of what is going on, one bit always seems a bit extreme for me, the blatant hate of Cherita Chen by a lot of the schoolchildren. While ...
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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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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 “The Girl” wipe her blood on Corso?

In The Ninth Gate, after Corso and "The Girl" fight off Telfer's emissary who is trying to steal back her copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows, Corso and "The Girl" return to Corso's hotel ...
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Is there a special significance to the cat in The Closer?

When Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson moves into a new house in season one (two?), she discovers a cat that has been living in the home already, whom she names "Kitty". "Kitty" is a she, but Brenda ...