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What is this show that features “pokemon” style battles and reality?

Roughly 10 years ago, there used to be this cartoon show about a game that the protagonist and his (2?) friends play. The protagonist is a white male. He enters this world, via the game, were its ...
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How did Ackerman know Angier's trick was “real magic”?

To set up his ultimate act of revenge in The Prestige, Angier (played by Hugh Jackman) asks his ingenue Cutter (Michael Caine) to help him book a spectacular venue for Angier's new magic show, which ...
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Why does the Stevenson Award show “Sheldon Cooper Ph.D.” when he got his Ph.D. at 16?

In the Episode of The Big Bang Theory, The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization, Leonerd mentions that Sheldon got his Ph.D. at the age of 16. However in the episode of The Jerusalem Duality, Sheldon ...
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Why were audiences led to believe that Mike Webster died from a taser gun?

The 2015 film, Concussion tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players due to repeated head injuries. The film focuses primarily on the ...
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How was pressure cooker blast filmed?

In Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), there is a scene where a pressure cooker suddenly blasts in front of two lead actors. How was this pressure cooker blast filmed? Was there any risk of harm to the ...
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How could the lady who redeemed Bill know what was up?

In Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the protagonist Bill arrives at a secret party/orgy: Now there are several ways to interpret this movie - everything is a dream (or several dreams) and if not one could ...
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How are awards given in the editing category?

How are awards are given in the editing category? In 2013, Argo (2012) won an Oscar for editing. I saw the movie, but I didn't notice any noticeable editing effects like rapid cut sticking out, like ...
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What do the bugs symbolize in “Pi”?

In Pi (1998) we see bugs surrounding Max's brain during one of his hallucinations, and we also see bugs around Max's computer. What I don't understand is that sometimes the bugs are seen as a good ...
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Are Frank and Claire modeled after Bill and Hillary Clinton?

There are just too many similarities between Frank and Claire Underwood vs. Bill and Hillary Clinton: Both couples are both political animals Both Claire and Hillary are the US "ambassadors" oversea,...
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Why does Ice Bear talk in the third person?

In We Bare Bears one of the three bear brothers, Ice Bear talks in the third person, typically limited to the form of "Ice Bear something something". He (almost) always starts his sentences with "Ice ...
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Cartoon about a jungle temple and energy balls

Recently I remember watching a certain cartoon when I was younger. It isn't very clear in my memory but I do remember the main story to each episode The setting as I can remember was a temple like ...
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Sci-fi episode from the late 50's or early 60s about an isolated couple and magic food

I believe this was a Sci-Fi TV episode, not a movie but I could be wrong. It was basically about an elderly man and woman living alone in an isolated house or maybe lighthouse in some kind of sea ...
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How is Father James related to Jesus Christ in the movie “Calvary” (2014)?

Jesus died on the cross to save humanity, but what did Father James die for? We see a parallel between the crucifixion of Christ and the death of James. The whole town goes against James before his ...
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What stops government from turning off the feeds?

The two warring AIs in Person Of Interest rely on NSA government surveillance feeds for their ability to predict terrorist and criminal activity. Samaritan relies on the feeds to control and ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate showing multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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What is the first movie to hear reciever voice in phone?

In classic movies, they simply mute other person's voice in phone conservation scenes. So what is the first movie to hear receiver voice in phone?
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Help finding a horror movie set in Japan?

I believe it was released late 2000s and released in the U.S. It was set in Japan (hence title). I saw this a while ago so my memory might not be serving me well but a couple of things that happened ...
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Was the sunken ship in Finding Dory based on a real sunken ship?

Based on the location (somewhere around California) and the cargo that we see (VW Bug, lots of kitchen utensils the crustaceans are hiding in, and soda cans that look like Coca-Cola) is there enough ...
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What is the term for this kind of final scene?

For reference, my question comes after having viewed the latest episode of the HBO series Silicon Valley (Season 3, Episode 9 - "Daily Active Users"). The final camera shot was a single, stationary ...
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Does what happened to Jon snow make him immune to White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones season Six Jon Snow was brought back to life by Melisandre using her magic. With this being said, is there any chance this action makes him immune to White Walkers? She used the ...
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Was the climax scene of Argo inspired by The Last King of Scotland?

In The Last King of Scotland (2006), Nicolas Gariggan escapes from Idi Amin in flight the same way Team from Argo (2012) escapes from the cops through flight. So was the climax scene of Argo inspired ...
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What happened to this character?

In The Jungle Book, we see Do we know if this character survives the attack? The movie is quite dark at times and doesn't shy away from killing off characters, so I'm curious to know
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Why didn't Voltron's pilots' suits match the colors of their lions?

In the Lion Force Voltron series from the 1980s, The original pilots' suit colors and the colors of the lions were basically the same, yet each pilot did not operate the lion of the matching color: ...
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Why does Master Ip want to sew a button onto a paper?

In the martial arts movie Ip Man 3 from 2015 Master Ip asks his wife to sew a button onto a paper and she does it. So why does he want to sew a button onto that paper?
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Girl has a hallucination of a werewolf-like creature in the shower

I don't know a lot about this movie, just 1 scene and a flash of the ending. The movie takes place in a pine forest, there might be snow but I'm not sure. Sometimes creatures are seen in this forest, ...
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Why does Milton also kill good people?

In The Devil's Advocate (1997) I know Milton is a good guy and teached his son a big lesson about vanity. Then why did he kill Eddie and Mitch Weaver, both are good people?
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Why was it better to abandon the boat?

I did not quite understand the reasoning re abandoning the boat in The Revenant. To my understanding, travelling in the boat would have removed them from the pursuing people faster than those pursuing ...
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Was the plan ever for Chewbacca to speak English (or Galactic Basic)?

On various making-of specials and DVD/BR extras you can find footage from the set of the original Star Wars movies where Chewbacca speaks English. I'm not sure but it may be just Peter Mayhew in the ...
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Is there an explanation for Batroc's accent?

In the beginning of the Winter Soldier, we meet Batroc, supposedly an Algerian national (so says Pierce later), and if I remember correctly ex-DGSE (which should be incompatible with him being an ...
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Blindspot Anagram Clues

I read this article a while back that said that from episode 11 to episode 23 of blindspot the titles of the episodes will be anagrams with a hidden message. (Previous titles were anagrams too but ...
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Sherlock, The Abominable bride, opening scene explanation

In the Sherlock, Abominable Bride episode, a particular scene caught my attention. In the opening scene just when Mike Stamford and Dr. Watson are heading to meet Sherlock, in the backdrop we can see ...
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Female fight scene from a movie or TV show, 1979 or 1980

This is probably a tough one but it never hurts to ask. One night in High School (10th-11th), lateish, probably shortly after midnight, maybe 11:30 PM. I turned on the TV for a few minutes, regular ...
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

The Reimagined Battlestar started as a remake, or reboot (no real difference) to the original Battlestar Galactica. Due to changes in audience expectations, it was grittier, more realistic than the ...
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80s scifi-drama about a robot having a key for himself and jumping off a cliff

I'm looking for a movie from the 80s or maybe earlier. I would guess that is not a movie from the cinema, maybe it was a direct for TV movie. No known actors by me were in the movie, It's a serious ...
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Why is Catwoman so blonde all of a sudden in Gotham S02?

In Gotham TV series, Catwoman is a poor girl and a small thief. She used to have not so blonde hair. But all of a sudden she is a blonde with straight hair rather then curls in S02E20. This ...
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Why would Cotton Hill buy shin jelly?

On The Final Shinshult episode of King of the Hill Col. Hill says that he was out buying shin jelly (without a license) when he was pulled over. If his shins were blown off by the Tojos who were ...
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Why did Paul Reubens use a pseudonym for Flight of the Navigator?

In the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, the ship's computer REX is voiced by Paul Reubens. Reubens was not credited by name, but rather under the pseudonym "Paul Mall". Why is Reubens credited as "...
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Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides?

Why does Dr. Cal Lightman walk with his back and neck bent front and spreading his shoulder on the sides? His body language is kind of arrogant. Could it be that it is in deception purposes? It ...
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Movie about a teenage boy with mind powers?

This movie has been incredibly difficult for me to track down. Google has been ZERO help. OK, I remember watching it around a certain age so I know it was made before 2006 or 2007, and it was a comedy ...
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What was Cotton Hill's job in the military?

I understand that Cotton Hill from King of the Hill killed 50 men, but what was his actual job in the military? Army infantry?
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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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Did Sean Gullette actually trepan himself in Pi (1998)?

In the final scene of Pi, we see the character depicted by Sean Gullette put a drill directly to a tumorous bulge on his head. There's a noticeable blood splatter and the character doesn't flinch. In ...
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Plane crash, aliens involved

The movie starts with a plane crashing. The relative of a victim starts his/hers own investigation and finds that in the past, a similar incident happened. The story is known to the public as ...
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Why is the name 'Batman' avoided in the Dawn of Justice?

Strangely the name 'Batman' is almost never mentioned in the Dawn of Justice movie (except the title). The characters use other names such as 'the dark one' or so when they are talking about him. Why ...
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Is Director Vance actually another person?

In the 6th season of NCIS, we come across an episode (Knockout), where Tyler Owens, a boxer and a friend of Director Vance, is found dead. Vance starts leading the investigation, and Gibbs become more ...
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Who actually lives in Tomorrowland?

This is going to be pretty much all spoilers, but here we go. The premise of Tomorrowland is that some of the world's brightest minds have found another dimension, and intend to use it as an ...
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Please identify alien horror survival trash movie (probably “suitable” for kids)

There was this disturbing movie about aliens I saw when I was a kid. I'm not sure, how old I was, maybe around 10 (born 1980). Here's everything I remember: There are aliens which are, IIRC partly ...
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Is this scene from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. essentially a realistic depiction of filming a fight scene?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 episode 15, Spacetime, there's a scene in which a bunch of agents are essentially rehearsing a big fight. It features Agent May very obviously pulling her punches ...
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Why can we hear Lisa's bracelets?

20 minutes into the movie, Lisa comes over to Jeff's place for (and with) dinner. She is wearing bracelets to her left wrist. The sound of these bracelets is loud in this scene. We can clearly hear ...

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