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Why was Amy postponing the inevitable and was it inevitable at all?

About half-way into Gone Girl we learn that Amy's disappearance was a staging carefully prepared by her to take revenge on her husband by having him convicted, and ultimately excuted, for supposedly ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How did Alan lose his chiropractic license? (Two and a Half Men)

In season 12, episode Here I come, pants: Walden: "We'll gonna lose everything we worked for over one stupid mistake." Alan: "It's my chiropractic license all over again." I can't remember ...
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What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?

We just watched a documentary on the various actors that played James Bond. The spy has taken his lumps over the years, but the show didn't explore that aspect of the character. What are the ...
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How close is Masters of Sex to the actual events?

Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I ...
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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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Why does Umbridge always wear pink dresses?

In Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge always seems to be wearing pink color dresses. Is there any significance for this?
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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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What was Quint eating in the town hall meeting?

In the movie JAWS, when Quint interrupts the meeting to make his bid on catching and killing the shark, he is eating something. I couldn't quite make out what it is. If anyone knows, please help. ...
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What was Ahmet locked up for?

The guy "Ahmet" in Midnight Express, who was an Oxford educated character (?), spoke good English and had a degree in philosophy was locked up underground in a Turkish jail, where they meet. Is it ...
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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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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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Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?

Why was the killer's face never revealed in V for Vendetta (2005)?
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What's Mark thinking when he says “enough … enough now”?

In Love Actually Mark was in love with Juliet, but he couldn't tell her, and now she's married to his best friend. Since it's Christmas he finally tells her (with cue cards). He smiles, and leaves ... ...
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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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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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How come Spidey can't stick to the building wall at the end?

At the end of The Amazing Spider-Man, we see Dr. Curt Connors helping Spider-Man up because his web shooters broke. Why is this necessary if he still has his powers to stick to walls?
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What's on Rose's shoulder when she's contemplating suicide (Titanic)?

What's this black semicircle thing on Rose's left shoulder (scene where she's prepping to jump off Titanic)? It almost looks like a fake eyelash. It disappears after this shot, and afterward, is ...
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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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In Boardwalk Empire, does the Gyp Rosetti character typify Season 3 just as the James Darmody character typified 1 & 2?

Across the web, fans were shocked and outraged at the end of Season 2 But after that fateful night, Mr. Winter told fans that it was a "fait accompli". Things were reaching a boiling point, Jimmy ...
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Now that Sons of Anarchy is over… What was up with that homeless lady?

It's been bugging me for years. She seemed to be some kind of conscience character, and a friend surmised that she was likely a harbinger of death (notice the crows eating the bread she was holding ...
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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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Movie with character named Toed?

I saw the handle Toed used on the Internet today and I am trying to identify what it refers to, but I cannot recall where I know it from. Does anybody know what movie (or maybe television show) has a ...
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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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Is Frances a bad dancer? Or is it Greta?

In the film, Frances Ha, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character who happens to be an apprentice dancer in a professional dance company and later, a choreographer. The movie is sprinkled with a ...
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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 ...
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What do the characters that accompany Willard in Apocalypse Now represent in relation to the morality and insanity?

What do the characters on the boat (Lance, Clean, Chief and Chef) represent in Apocalypse Now and how do they relate to the metaphor involving insanity? Any answers good, I'm stuck.
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Canon reason that Ned is no longer on South Park

Basically, what happened to Ned? I don't remember an episode where he was killed off or anything.
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What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...
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Was Assistant DA Serena Southerlyn known to be gay before her exit on the show?

Assistant D.A. Serena Southerlyn was a character for 4 seasons on Law and Order played by Elisabeth Rohm during the years 2001 through 2005. The character became unexpectedly pro-defense during her ...