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Ash in Alien cannot lie to humans, Yes?

Have you noticed that Ash sometimes concludes his sentences with "Yes?"? I have just finished watching Alien for the 1000th time and I think he adds "Yes?" every time he is telling a lie, somehow ...
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What are Melfi's sugar substitutes?

In Episode 2x05 Big Girls Don't Cry of The Sopranos, Dr. Melfi has the following dialogue with her therapist and former teacher, Dr. Kupferberg: Kupferberg: You mentioned you've put on a little ...
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Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
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What did Ned forbid?

During the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones Emdure Tully and "Roslin Frey" have their clothes taken off and are carried out of the hall for the bedding ceremony. As they leave we see dialogue between ...
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A question about a scene in The Ultimate Gift

In The Ultimate Gift, there is a park scene (00:33:51), When Emily's mother came and ask for Jason's forgiveness on account of the fact that her daughter was disturbing him, Jason said "That's ok, I'm ...
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Quote from a horror movie - man killing his son as a sacrifice

I was listening to a metal band with my friend and the band had a film sample from a horror movie in it. The sample was a man telling how he killed his son as a sacrifice. Some of the quotes are ...
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What is “homegrown nana”

In From Paris with Love there is a scene where Charlie Wax gets served mint tea by an old man. He then asks how he make his own tea just as good and the old man replies something like "You can't, it ...
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Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" ...
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A question about the performance of Al Pacino in Jack and Jill

In Jack and Jill, there is a YouTube video of Al Pacino having a nervous breakdown. In that video, what play is he doing? It seems like Shakespeare to me but which play of Shakespeare is it? And when ...
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Languages in Kill Bill 2 - on purpose?

In Kill Bill 2, there is a long scene which is flash back of Beatrix traversing the stairs in order to stay with the teacher/mentor, and train. In their first encounter, they have a rather long ...
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What does the maid mumble?

In the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version of An Affair to Remember, what does Gladys the maid mumble angrily as Deborah Kerr's boyfriend Ken enters the apartment?
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What does Oliver's joke in S01E14 about being trapped on an island with his only friend named Wilson mean?

In Arrow episode S01E14 Oliver makes a joke that he was trapped on an island and his only friend was named Wilson. What does this joke mean? People say that it is related to the Tom Hanks movie "Cast ...
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court majestrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the Majestrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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Where is Angel 06 being sent?

In Behind Enemy Lines the Admiral gives a location for a rally point. I set IP Cadillac, Canada 1-5, Virginia 2-0 Has anyone determined where (Longitude and Latitude) on Earth this indicates?
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What did Jack Sparrow mean when he said “Clearly you've never been to Singapore”

After cutting Elizabeth's corset off in Pirates of the Caribbean, the guard comments "never would have thought of that." And Jack turns to him and delivers the line in question: "You've clearly never ...
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iZombie or Forever viewers: Do you remember this conversation: “I don't answer without provocation.”?

I don't remember which TV show it was. It's probably iZombie or Forever. One of the earlier episodes (episode 1 through 5 is my best guess) There's a conversation between the main character (either ...
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How does ADR work?

How does ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) work? There's an entry in Wikipedia that says what it is (essentially actors dubbing their lines in post production, sometimes requiring several takes) ...
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What does Nux say?

In Mad Max: Fury Road, right before the scene when Nux what does he say? It was a short line and I think it had the word "men" or something.
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What did Mycroft mean when he said: “You know what happened to the other-one” [duplicate]

At the end of Sherlock S03E03, Mycroft says to man standing beside him: "Don't be absurd, I am not given to some brotherly compassion. You know what happened to the other-one", and the man seemed ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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Who are the little guys wearing orange robes?

In Good Morning Vietnam, Adrian Cronauer says the line, It’s damn hot! I saw — It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. Whom is he referring to as “little guys” ...
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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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What does the Swedish princess say to the prime minister in Kingsman?

Even if I am able to understand Norwegian, I barely understand what the (Norwegian) Swedish princess says to the prime minister in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Is there a transcript of her ...
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Did Diablo Cody intentionally have Juno use the mashed-up phrase, “Thundercats are go!”?

In the birth scene of Juno, the titular character yells, "Thundercats are go!", which is obviously a mashup of the "Thundercats, ho!" and "Thunderbirds are go!" declarations from the Thundercats ...
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Why is Pulp Fiction's opening scene different than the one near the end?

In the opening scene (at restaurant) of Pulp fiction, right before titles Honeybunny says: Any of you fucking pricks move, I will execute every motherfucking last one of you! But when the movie ...
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Action movie with double entendres in the dialog

I remember watching an action movie, perhaps in the 1990's or earlier, where the hero would come out with these hilariously funny double entendres. One that I can vaguely remember... The girl asks ...
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See you on the other side

The sentence "See you on the other side." is often used in movies and series, for example Lost, Jason Bourne movies and many others. Is this a reference to an old movie? Or is it just a common phrase ...
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Round, yellow you rap them on a stone and they go ding

In Once Upon a Time in the West, Cheyenne is telling Jill that there is a whole heap of whys, and then he says "Round, yellow, you know the kind, you rap them around a stone and they go ding..." and ...
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Villains aren't born they're made

I've just been writing an essay on the fact that some villains in books might not actually be true villains and vice versa. While researching I've come across this phrase several times "Villains ...
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“In this climate, it's what the buyers believe and where there's smoke, there's fire”. What does this mean?

So I am currently watching Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and I heard this statement: In this climate, it's what the buyers believe and where there's smoke, there's fire. What does it mean?
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What does Captain America mean by 'I have seen her (Black Widow) flirt upclose'?

In the movie Avenger: Age of Ultron Captain America tells Hulk that 'I have seen her flirt upclose' about Black Widow. What does that mean? Is that some dialogue theatrics or is there any reference ...
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Was Nakatomi corp. involved in illegal activity?

After Hans Gruber's gang seizes control of Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard, Hans and several henchmen accompany Joseph Takagi to his office and this is said: Hans Gruber: Theo has some questions for ...
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What did Captain America mean after being kissed by Black Widow?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when Black Widow kissed Captain America in the shopping mall to avoid getting caught, Black Widow asked him if he still feels uncomfortable while Captain said: ...
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Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...
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Has Arya forgiven people?

In episode S05E02 of Game of Thrones we see Arya reciting her list, which is now alarmingly short. The names (if I remember correctly) are: Cersei, The Mountain, Meryn Trant and Walder Frey. But ...
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What is the primary spoken language in Passion of the Christ?

The Wikipedia article says that the spoken languages are Aramaic and Latin. Are these roughly 50/50, or does one predominate? I could watch this and try to determine it for myself, but I'm not ...
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Origin of the quote “mad impetuous boy”

I occasionally run across a phrase containing the words 'mad impetuous boy' in a number of movies. Probably most famous is a Pete Lorre lookalike in a Loony Tunes cartoon being slapped by Daffy Duck. ...
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What does Werner Zytle mean with his final words in S03E01?

In the Arrow episode "The Calm" (S03E01), the Vertigo legacy of the Count is continued by a new villain, Werner Zytle, who refined it into some "scarecrowesque" fear hallucinogen. When he is captured ...
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The Usual Suspects what's the joke?

This is basically an attempt to revive this yahoo question which has exactly one answer that is downvoted. (I'm not the OP there though) Apparently there is a brick joke in The Usual Suspects. At ...
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What did Ocean mean by “You shook Sinatra's hand - you should know better”?

For some reason while watching Ocean's Thirteen the one thing that jumped out at me was the repeated reference to shaking of Frank Sinatra's hand. This occurs earlier in the movie during a flashback ...
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What does Worf say when Data sings?

In Star Trek - Nemesis Worf says two things during the wedding scene: First he complains that Romulan Ale should be forbidden, and later - when Data sings his song - he says something I never ...
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What did Jon Arryn mean?

So in Game Of Thrones Grand Maester Pycelle says to Eddard that Jon Arryn was rambling a lot before he died but he kept repeating "The seed is strong." Now I have seen all four seasons all the way ...
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A question about the quote in Wedding Crashers

I'm always confused about the quote "Ouch, ouch, you're on my hair." in the movie Wedding Crashers. What does it really mean? When this quote is being translated into the Chinese version, it means ...
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A question about a line in Hachi: A Dog's Tale

In Hachi: A Dog's Tale , there is a scene about Hachi is waiting for his master for the first time outside the train station. And when Parker noticed that Hachi is there , he is excited and plays with ...
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A Question about a scene from About A Boy

When Marcus's mother attempted to commit suicide in About A Boy and was sent to a hospital, Will and Suzie were there. The nurse was asking them about whether the boy has a place to stay that night, ...
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A Line from Cinderella Man

There is a scene in Cinderella Man when Jim Braddock's manager Joe ask about the condition of Jim before the fight against Max Baer, it turns out that all of them are bad news . And then Joe says " ...
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What is The Judge?

In Armageddon, what tool was Harry Stamper referring to when he said "unpack The Judge" after the drill bit broke?
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Does Samuel L Jackson always say M*****F***** in his movies? [closed]

I caught the trailer for the latest Samuel L Jackson movie (Big Game) recently and, lo and behold, he utters the characteristic oath "motherfucker" while taking out some baddies. This set me ...
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What does this Chinese graffiti from The Sand Pebbles mean?

Late in the movie The Sand Pebbles, Steve McQueen is about to share his backstory with Candice Bergen, and there is this graffiti in the background: Just idle curiosity on my part, I happened to ...