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What is the significance of this Spanish speech in Deadpool?

What does this mean, or what is the reference about? "Me gusta cinco" - "I like five" in Spanish. When he is counting down his bullets and dancing like Michael Jackson, is he just celebrating?
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What is the translation of the song in 40-Year-Old Virgin?

I'm not googling any of this stuff, but if you've seen the movie The 40 Year Old Virgin you know what I'm referring to. The woman with the blond hair that was almost a crew-cut, the boss at the tech ...
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How was “Hodor” adapted in other languages

Spoilers for episode 5 of season 6 "The Door". At the end of the episode we got to see how Wylis became Hodor and why all he can say is "Hodor". If you've watched the episode you know that but ...
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English translation of what the undertaker says in the morgue

In The Return of the Living Dead what does the undertaker say (in English) when he's looking out the morgue window?
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Why does Captain America chuckle when Spider-Man tells him which borough he's from?

This is a conversation between Captain America and Spider-Man from the movie Captain America: Civil War: Captain America: You got heart, kid, where are you from? Spider-Man: [Straining] ...
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Do Saga and Martin speak Danish, Swedish or both?

In the Swedish/Danish TV series Bron/Broen (aka "The Bridge"), when Saga (from Sweden) and Martin (from Denmark) are together, what language do they speak? How about other characters? We don't speak ...
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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's that “Sun’s getting real low…” lullaby thing to calm down the Hulk?

Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie CLIP - Black Widow Tames Hulk They found a way to calm down the Hulk. Black Widow tells him something and make some gesture and the ...
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What is meaning of dialogue at the end of Masaan about going to Sangam twice?

In the ending scene of the Bollywood film Masaan aka Fly Away Solo two characters, a boy and girl, take a ride to the river coast at another side of Ganga in a boat. The boy says that वैसे संगम ...
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What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
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Why does Eugene from the Walking Dead speak in this manner?

Why does Eugene Porter from the Walking Dead speak like he is constantly reporting to an army superior?
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What does 'space between spaces' mean?

In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, ...
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What does Sam Lombardo mean by “Never let the sun go down on an argument”?

In the threesome scene in Wild Things (1998), Sam Lombardo says these words: Never let the sun go down on an argument. What does he mean by this expression?
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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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How is the voice not distorted when Barry is running at super-speeds?

I am not a physicist, however, when Barry is running/flashing, he gets to talk to the team back in HQ - How? When he talks back to them, I have a feeling, his voice needs to be distorted, even if not ...
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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 is the significance of the scene where Karen and Monnitoff briefly talked about Donnie Darko?

This is about the scene in Donnie Darko where Karen (English teacher) and Monnitoff (Science teacher) have this conversation: Monnitoff: Donnie Darko. Karen: I know. Both of them laugh ...
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Does Arnold intentionally strengthen his accent in older movies?

There are plenty of soundboard apps with Arnold's famous movie quotes that make him sound really Austrian and sort of funny. Considering how much time he had spent in United States before his filming ...
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Why does John Reese always speak with such a low voice volume?

I've been watching Person of Interest and couldn't help but notice how quiet John's voice is. So my question is: why? Is it to make the character appear more professional or something? Is the ...
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Only Lovers Left Alive quote explanation?

I just watched Only Lovers Left Alive and in a moment one of the characters, Adam, says: "I just feel like all the sand is at the bottom of the hour glass" or something. What does this mean?
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What exactly does “heda” mean?

In the 100 TV series, we hear word "heda" or "one heda" a lot from grounders. It would make sense to mean something like leader but I've came across threads arguing that it means more than that. So ...
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What is the origin of “Darned if he knows how he got it, or what he's going to do with it”?

I'm searching for a movie quote from my childhood in the 80's and 90's. Something along the lines of: [Person being denigrated] is like a fish with a bicycle Darned if he knows how he got it ...
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Why is the dialogue in Game of Thrones more “modern”?

The Song of Ice and Fire series has medieval-sounding dialogue throughout. I don't have the books on hand for direct quotations, but phrases like "I would wager", "half a hundred times", "making a ...
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“Smile because it confuses people…” - when is this said by the Joker?

There is a line that is all over internet attributed as being said by the Joker: Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what's killing you inside. But I ...
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Meaning of the 'magic circle' quote

Can you explain the meaning of the following quote from Ingmar Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly? We draw a magic circle around ourselves to shut out everything that doesn’t fit our secret games. ...
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What does the quote “Hasta lasagna” mean in Mission Impossible I?

Around min 10 into the movie, Jack Harmon tells Ethan not to chew the explosive gum by saying: "Hasta lasagna don't get any on ya" What does this mean? Why does he uses "hasta lasagna"?
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What movie does this quote comes from? “The first cut is not the deepest …”

'The first cut is not the deepest. The first cut is nothing. You can spit in my face once or twice, and it is nothing. You can take something away from me, and I can learn to live without it. but ...
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Why does a character talk to the back of another character?

This seems to be commonplace in action TV series in movies: our hero talks to the villain, there is some exposition and instead of facing each other as civilised people tend to do, the villain will ...
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What were the words used by Frasier and Niles Crane as a synonym for conundrum?

In one of the episodes of Frasier (I cannot recall the exact episode number) the brothers are describing a difficult situation, using different words. I believe some of those were in different ...
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What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 14, there is a flashback scene at the start of the episode that shows Walt and Jesse during their first time cooking. When Jesse asks how much longer, Walt begins to ...
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What did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard in S02E06?

In the most recent episode of Arrow (season 2, episode 6), what did Oliver Queen say to the Russian guard (in Russian)? The scene is about 18 minutes into the episode.
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Why is Libby calling her husband “Daddy”?

In the 2013 TV show "Masters of Sex", Libby Masters calls her husband William "Daddy". Apparently she uses this as a term of endearment. To be honest, I am a little creeped out by this. Does she have ...
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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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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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What is the poem uttered by the saint in Dasavatharam?

In the Tamil movie Dasavatharam (The Ten Avatars), while 12th century scene starts, there is a saint who utters some Tamil poem. I heard it many times, but even can't figure out the starting word. ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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Legends of tomorrow quote, what is it from?

This quote sounds awfully familiar, but I cannot figure out, why. Anyone knows if this is a reference to some other move? Sounds starwarsish ... Rip: "I vowed to save my family, but I'm failing ...
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Sheldon Cooper has a Master of Arts degree?

Both Wikipedia and The Big Bang Theory Wiki say that Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang Theory has a Master of Arts degree. They both cite "The Love Car Displacement" episode as the source for that. But ...
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A question about a line from Hook

When Peter (Robin Williams) is being driven home in a cab, he makes fun of the driver's name 'Neville', asking: Is that English? What does it mean?
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Advanced Grifting Techniques

Community: Season 6: Episode 9: “Grifting 101” “How was grifting class? Did you teach some advanced techniques; only you could understand? “The Brown Betty”, “The Texas Well Baby”, “The Reverse ...
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Deadwood: Lamp the take

Have another Deadwood quote I can't place. The urban dictionary alludes lamp to various womanly and sexual things, but I can't find the whole phrase anywhere. In Episode 16, Requiem for the gleet, ...
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Was there a language shift in Oldboy (2003)?

I have seen people claim that, when Oh Dae-su brawls with the group of teenagers, one of the reasons why they're making fun of him is that he speaks archaic Korean, a government-mandated update of the ...
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Who said “When you see 666 on the kid's head, you know there's going to be trouble”

I've been googling for two weeks and my head is just about to explode. I know I've heard this reference to the Omen trilogy somewhere. Someone says something like "When you see 666 on the kid's head, ...
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Languages used in 'Embrace of the Serpent'

What are all the languages used in the film 'Embrace of the Serpent'? The NYTimes review says there are nine but doesn't mention all of them. I recognized German, Spanish and Latin. I would add ...
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Zodiac dialog question

In the movie "Zodiac" from 2007, what does Paul Avery tell the coffee guy at approximately 43:54 into the movie right after the coffee guy calls him a "drunken reprobate"? I've searched multiple ...
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Definitive explanation of the line, “…picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.” from “The French Connection.”

So in the 1971 film, The French Connection, Gene Hackman’s character Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle utters this semi famous bit of dialogue; YouTube video clip at the end of this question: All right! You ...
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In the end of Sicario, why does the cop say “Medellin” while the gun was pointed at him?

In Sicario, the word "Medellin" really confused me. I believe it's Alejandro's (Del Torro) last name, and Matt Graver (Brolin) says that it refers to a particular era in Mexico (I forgot the exact ...
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What was the language Bazil and the others were occasionally speaking?

In the movie Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) while Bazil is scavenging for scrap (right before coming across the two weapon companies) he is talking in some strange language which I couldn't bring in ...
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Question about the ending of “Room”

At the end of Room, Jack and Ma are on the bed playing Lego. He tugs on her sweater and says "Can I...". She cuts him off and says "there's no room left". What does this mean exactly?
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What exactly did Dominique say to Karol at the end of “Three Colors White”?

I watched "Three Colors White" yesterday. In that movie, when Dominique was in prison and Karol was standing near the prison and was looking at her window, she was saying something to him in sign ...