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What is the average life expectancy of Middle-Earth inhabitants?

I realize that some of this can be pieced together through recurring characters of the movies, but I wonder if anyone knows how long the different races are supposed to live? What is the average life ...
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From where does Detective Bobby Goren draw his wealth of knowledge?

Detective Robert Goren of Law and Order: Criminal Intent is often compared to Sherlock Holmes and draws on experience in the US Army as a criminal investigator. He knows facts from a huge variety ...
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Is this the same character?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Toad appears with a different appearance compared to his depiction in the 1st X-Men movie, played by a different actor. Even their ages are contradictory. Is this Toad ...
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Why does Ron Swanson work at the Parks Department?

For me, it not really clear why Ron Swanson is working at the Parks Department: Ron hates the government. Ron has a lot of money. (He mentions several times that he has buried gold.) He doesn't like ...
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What were the Halloween costumes that Leslie and Ann used in Parks & Rec episode 'Halloween Surprise'?

In the Parks and Recreation episode 'Halloween Surprise' (season 5, episode 5), Leslie and Ann don two distinctive costumes (see screen grabs), Is Leslie supposed to be from some wartime effort poster ...
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Why did Richard Coyle leave 'Coupling'?

In Coupling, Richard Coyle (Jeff Murdock) left the series before the 4th season. Does anybody know the reason? I looked at the IMDb and Wikipedia pages but couldn't find any useful information.
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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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Was Lord Bowler an American Cavalry Soldier before he became a bounty hunter?

I'm watching The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (currently on S01E07) and I've noticed that his pants have a yellow stripe down them. According to what I know, American calvary soldiers during and ...
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Why did they change the relationship between Hellboy and Liz Sherman?

In the Hellboy film series (1& 2), Liz has a romantic relationship with Hellboy, becoming pregnant with his twin children. However, in the Hellboy comic books Liz and Hellboy are just friends; ...
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Does Natsu Dragneel retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats?

Does Natsu retain his ability to utilize some of the non-dragonfire elemental magic he eats? Natsu has eaten Etherion, Black Flames, and Lightning. Does his consumption of other magics give him a ...
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What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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How did Zander Barcalow get to be an instructor so quickly?

In Starship Troopers Rico first meets Zander at a sports game while they're both at school, Zander brags about enlisting which prompts many of the film's main characters to do the same. The next time ...
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What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and ...
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Is there something behind Alyson Stoner's appearance in only odd numbered sequels of step up films?

In Step Up (film series), Alyson Stoner only appeared in the 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 appear in odd ...
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Is the prophet under the thrall of Hades?

In Clash of the Titans (2010), this character, is determined to convert people to worship Hades. Is he acting of his own free will or is he under Hades' influence?
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Who's the dead girl at the end of Catch-22?

Towards the end of Catch-22, we see Yossarian confront his friend Aarfy in a room where the latter confesses to raping and murdering a girl by throwing her out of the window. Who is the dead girl? ...
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Is there a symbolic reason for the rotating lab assistants on Bones, or was it a production decision?

After the main lab assistant, Zack Addy, was found to be in cahoots with an evil character a few seasons ago, the role of the lab assistant on Bones has been played by a rotating set of actors and ...
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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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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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Why does the father lose his mind?

I recently watched Walkabout and while I really liked the movie, its beginning left me quite confused. Why does the father lose his mind and attempt to kill his kids and finally kill himself? The ...
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Is there a name for a dead character (both male and female) that appears more frequently than others in TV / movie scripts?

Scripts often employ device of a dead relative, to explain a characters motivation. In most cases, we never meet these characters, but they are named. For example, in Children of Men, Clive Owen and ...
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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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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 was with the beggar in Mr Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, In Anna's version of the story, it shows a woman beggar twice. Once when Nemo gives him money and second when she dies. I never understood these scenes' importance much. First I thought ...
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To which degree was the image of the “Angel of Verdun” influenced by Jeanne d'Arc?

After Rita Vrataski proved herself a war hero in the battle of Verdun prior to the events of Edge of Tomorrow she became known and advertized as the "Angel of Verdun", a symbol of hope and a possible ...
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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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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 does Shilo trust Rotti?

In the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, I have a hard time grasping why Shilo would trust Rotti. I know that she's been locked up in her bedroom for years, and he is the only person to have ever even ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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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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Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
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Why do so many Cary Grant films show him in a shower?

I notice that a great many of Cary Grant films show him in a shower, bathroom or bathhouse, with or without clothes on. Was this supposed to be some 'trademark' of his at the time that his fans have ...
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Are Kaijus alien creatures or Earth based animals?

As per the size of the Kaiju, they seemed like they could be monsters from Earth, but in the movie they showed that they may be alien too. So I just want to know, what exactly are these Kaijus?
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Why did so many different actors end up playing Quatermass?

Quatermass was a british rocket scientist in a pioneering series of early television science fiction on the BBC. There were originally three series (incidentally broadcast live to camera) with a forth ...
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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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Where does the huntsman come from in the story of Snow White?

In Snow White and the Huntsman, Huntsman is the major character and his addition made the story as a love triangle. But my question is that is Huntsman part of the real Snow White's fairy tale or its ...
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In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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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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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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Asian martial arts movie with a ring

I remember seeing a movie when I was about 5-6 (1999-2000) about a kid who found a ring with powers that gave him martial art skills. Also, he had a mentor who showed him how to use the ring. It was ...
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Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...
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Was the creation of the little red haired girl inspired by a childhood crush?

In Charlie Brown, was the creation of "The Little Red Haired Girl" inspired by a Charles Schulz' childhood crush?
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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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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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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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Who's Tom Bishop's support in China? Is it the same guy he worked with in 'Nam?

In Spy Game, when Tom Bishop was a sniper in Vietnam, he had a partner (his spotter) who, as far as I can tell, is named Tran, played by Benedict Wong: Later, he does a "rogue" operation in China, ...
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What kind of job three friends do in Pyaar Ka Punchnama?

Rajat, Nishant and Vikrant are the friends whose love-life is shown in the Pyaar Ka Punchnama movie. We have seen them doing work and in their office also. But I got no clue to find any instance of ...
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Doc Oc's actual motivation?

In Spider-Man 2, I understand that Doctor Octopus is being controlled by his tentacles, but what is his actual motivation for rebuilding the "device?" What does he hope to achieve by doing this? ...
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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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Why did Aaron Cross all of a sudden zone out?

In the movie The Bourne Legacy, Aaron Cross goes to the Philippines in an effort to infect himself with a virus that will make him permanently more intelligent. His reasoning is that he wasn't the ...