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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 ...
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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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Detective Leander Sydnor - What was the point?

You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of 'The Wire' than me. The writing was superlative; amongst the very best ever. Having said that, I always struggled with Detective Leander Sydnor's ...
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Is Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters a narcissist?

The scientist Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) from Ghostbusters has a very interesting personality, he is always flirting with female clients and is more laid back it seems than the other Ghostbusters. ...
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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 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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How did events lead this way?

In an arguably poor-received way, Dexter ended in a very odd way. Our favourite serial killer is now a lumberjack in wintery... wherever. The question comes back to why? Why does Dexter choose to ...
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What happened to Harrison's First nanny?

In Dexter Season 5 Harrison's nanny looks like an important part of the story. She is the only one who passed the nanny interview held by Debra. She really even cares for Harrison. So why did she ...
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Why does Grace become a different character when using her avatar?

I have seen Avatar 2009 only once back in 2010. The one main thing that I noticed was the character played by Sigourney Weaver: Grace. The first time she meets the protagonist, she is hostile and ...
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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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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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Does Rita find out about Dexter at the end?

In the absolute shock Season 4 finale, we see Rita bled out in a bathtub at the hands of The Trinity. Arthur had already found out everything about Dexter at the time he killed Rita. Is there any ...
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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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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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Who was the Mountain crushing?

In Season 4 Episode 7 "Mockingbird" of Game of Thrones, we are reintroduced to "the Mountain", Gregor Clegane, an almost literal mountain of a man. He was summoned to King's Landing by Cersei to be ...
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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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Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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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 did Tommen stop Cersei from attending the funeral?

Why did Tommen Baratheon stop his mother from attending the funeral of Myrcella in Game of Thrones S06E02? What was the point of that? He said he doesn't want to lose his mother again, but how did ...
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Did Yoda appear in Star Wars The Force awakens?

Yoda is my son's favorite character. He said if Yoda is not there, he does not want to watch. Is Yoda going to be in The Force Awakens? If yes, will he be one of the main characters?
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How would you describe the relation between Mathilda and Léon?

Roger Ebert mentioned in his review of Léon: The Professional But always at the back of my mind was the troubled thought that there was something wrong about placing a 12-year-old character in ...
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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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Why are the Na'vi in Avatar blue in color?

In the movie "Avatar", why are all the Na'vi people blue in color?
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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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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What is the story behind Robert Langdon's Mickey Mouse watch?

In Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, movies, the character Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wears a Mickey Mouse watch and when somebody asks about it he never answers (or did I miss it?). The ...
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Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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What happened to other characters from previous movies of Jurassic Park in Jurassic World

In Jurassic World, there are no references to characters from previous Jurassic Park movies, except Dr. Wu and John Hammond. There is no reference to characters such as Dr. Malcolm and Dr. Grant, who ...
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Does Davos know what happened to Shireen in season 5?

We know that Ser Davos despises Melisandre at the beginning of Game of Thrones, but now with Stannis dead and Jon Snow also, Davos suggests to take help from the Red Woman (Melisandre), so we assume ...
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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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How did Varys end up in the king's council?

As we know, Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of King's Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with any ...
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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 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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Who is the daughter of John Spartan in Demolition Man?

In Demolition Man is it revealed what happened to John Spartan's (Sylvester Stallone) daughter? I know his wife died while he is frozen. But what happened to his daughter? Is she Lenina Huxley (Sandra ...
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What is Arthur's specialty?

In Inception, when Cobb is trying to recruit Eames in Mombasa, Eames expresses surprise that Cobb is still working with Arthur. Cobb replies "Well, he's good at what he does", to which Eames replies ...
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How did Jaqen H'ghar end up in the dungeons of King's Landing?

Jaqen H'ghar from Game of Thrones is obviously a ninja-like fighter and has shown his incredible skills. How did such a great fighter get caught and end up in the dungeons?
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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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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...
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Is there any evidence that Doc Brown in Back To the Future has a degree?

Is Emmett Brown an actual doctor? It doesn't look like it's shown in the film and 'Doc' or Marty is an unreliable source himself.
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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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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 was Sloth's handicap?

In The Goonies, Sloth was the unwanted son of Mama Fratelli and the hero at the end of the story. He had an obvious facial deformity, but he was also really strong, could speak and capable of love. ...
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Why is the lens eye of Deadshot reversed in Suicide Squad?

In all the adaptations of Deadshot, I have always notices the lens/patch on his right eye: Arrow Smallville Justice League This his how he is portrayed in the comics: But in the ...
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Deeper meaning to Hank's affection with minerals

I've always wondered what was the true meaning of the drastic shift in Hank's interests when he gets obsessed with minerals in Breaking Bad. There are answers floating around the web saying "minerals ...
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Why was Walter White acting so strangely with the tequila during his remission party?

For the most part the motivations behind Walter's many bad choices and irrational actions make sense to me, with the one big exception of the "tequilla scene" in season 2. Giving Walter Jr one cup of ...
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What is Black Widow's service record?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier a number of details about Black Widow are disclosed. Firstly, that she was born in 1984, making her 30 years old during the events of CA:TWS Secondly, that ...
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Why did Hawkeye become immune to mind control effects?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, there is a scene in which Scarlet Witch manipulates the Avenger's to reveal their worst nightmares, but when it comes to mind controlling Hawkeye, he seems to be immune. ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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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 ...