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Why did Nick Nack switch sides?

In the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun, the bad guy Scaramanga has a dwarf manservant/accomplice named Nick Nack, played by Hervé Villechaize of later Fantasy Island fame. Late in the ...
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Have any directors gone on record explaining why they chose to cast a famous musician in a musical film and not have them sing?

Taylor Swift stars in The Lorax, and Idina Menzel appears in a major role in Enchanted. These are two of the most famous musicians in the world, and they are starring in musical films without singing. ...
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Why did Walt call the police?

Why did Walt call the police at the end of Breaking Bad S05E15? He was supposed to be in hiding, and it was just a matter of luck that he wasn't caught... the police didn't check the inside of the ...
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Movie where a videogame becomes real

I remember seeing a movie in the late 90's to early 2000's about a video game company working on a video game. I think lightning hits the building or something happens and the game becomes real. ...
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Are the fictitious names “Initech” and “Initrode” a play on words?

In the comedy "Officespace", the protagonist works for a company called "Initech". At the end of the film, his co-workers take jobs at a competing company called "Initrode". It seems that these names ...
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Pepper's comment about Latin

In Iron Man 2, Pepper and Tony are discussing Natalie and there's a discussion about Latin. Pepper explains that you can read Latin but you can't speak it? I thought Latin was commonly spoken in ...
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How much of Jungle Book (2016) is CGI?

In Jungle Book, I could tell the boy was real and the animals were CGI, but the landscape and accessories I could not tell. For example, Mowgli handles various vines and baskets. Are those real? What ...
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Adventure 80s movie: Guy rescues his fiance from a teleporting castle

This is a tough one, as I have very limited info. It appears to be a forgotten adventure film from around the 80's. Guy's fiance/loved one is kidnapped by an evil wizard (not Tom Cruise/Legend!). ...
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Is power more important than love for Stannis?

As shown in the season 5 of Game of Thrones, Stannis' daughter was burned alive by Melisandre, the Red Woman. Why did Stannis not try to save her? He seemed to really love her. Is ambition and power ...
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Are there real posts as consultants in detective departments like shown in TV shows in America?

There are shows like Castle, The Mentalist and more where the main character acts as a consultant to the detective team. Like in Castle, Richard Castle works as a consultant in NYPD (NewYork Police ...
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Why does Spike claim to have gotten his soul back by his own wish, when he didn't?

So I started binge-watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and was wondering - at the end of season six, Spike goes to a demon somewhere and asks him to remove his chip so he could be a "real vampire" ...
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The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01

Last night I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 (awesome). In the very beginning we see a young Cersei ask a witch about her future. The Witch says that she will have three ...
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What is the longest timespan depicted in a movie?

Most movies depict a few days to a week's worth of real-time. What movie depicts the longest amount of time?
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Girl is drugged and on the run with the protagonist

The protagonist is a secret agent / spy and meets the girl somewhere. The hero is chased by gangs everywhere he lands up and the girl is also targeted by virtue of being with him. Girl goes hysterical ...
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Could the Guardians Of The Galaxy Build An Army of Groots?

In the 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot is able to be regrown after being completely destroyed. Why couldn't the Guardians of the Galaxy members just plant a hundred Groots from his sprouts ...
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Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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How audio tracks are censored on tv?

When the audio track is censored for a TV audience, the "inappropriate" dialogue is sometimes dubbed over with more appropriate words. I'm just curious how this is done exactly. Do movie studios ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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Rose's voice in Doctor Who Season 4

Towards the end of Season 4 of the new Doctor Who we meet Rose Tyler again. In these episodes she seems to speak with some sort of speech impediment which is never explained. Is this intentional? Is ...
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What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...
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Was the revenge justified?

I just watched the 2003 Korean film "Oldboy", and as much as I enjoyed the gritty feel to it, I'm still left with a major dilemma I've noticed yet haven't seen discussed. I understand that the ...
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Why is the number of pills in the bottle not consistent in 'A Study in Pink'?

In the episode 'A Study in Pink' of the first season of Sherlock the victims are poisoned when forced to choose a pill from the two bottles as confessed by the cab driver. However in the earlier ...
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How does Tuttle actually disappear?

In Terry Gilliam's epically dystopian film, Brazil, the character of Frank Tuttle (played by Robert De Niro) makes a mysterious getaway after fixing Sam Lowry's air-conditioning unit. After ...
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Is this character really a bad guy?

I've watched Star Trek: Into Darkness recently and couldn't help but notice that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is not really that bad as they make it seem. Sure in another dimension he was one of ...
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Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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Why did the Gilligan's Island theme song change between seasons?

There was a variation of the Gilligan's Island theme song between seasons. In the first season, the theme song lists the castaways as {...} Gilligan, the Skipper too; the millionaire and his ...
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How does Leonard know about his condition?

After the incident which caused Leonard's condition in Memento, he cannot remember anything more than a few minutes old, other than the events before that incident. Yet, he remembers his condition?
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Why does John Casey from Chuck have such admiration for President Ronald Reagan?

I'm not an American so someone from the US may be able to explain. Why does John Casey admire and keep photos of ex-President Ronald Reagan, I mean why that specific president, and not any other ...
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Alien artefact on spaceship turns crew member into a killer

I remember seeing a movie around 2000-2005 on the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.). I believe that it had a wide release, but I'm not sure. The movie is about a space ship (I think they're ...
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Keys to Monika's apartment

In one of the episodes of Friends, everybody gets locked out of Monika's apartment (the episode with the long winded discussion over the differentiation between "got the keys!" and "got the keys?"). ...
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In “How I Met Your Mother”, who is Barney married to?

In the television series, "How I Met Your Mother", who is Barney Stinson married to?
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Meaning of the biblical quote at the end of Raging Bull?

The movie Raging Bull closes with a Biblical quote from the Gospel of John. What is the meaning of the quote, and how does it relate to the plot of the film? "So, for the second time, [the ...
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What is the most commercially successful movie adaption of a video game?

I was listening to a talk show predicting flops this summer and it was argued that upcoming video game adaptations would be flops. So I was wondering which video game adaptations had been ...
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What was the first movie entirely shot from a first person POV?

The movie Hardcore Henry claims to be the "the world’s first fully first-person action movie", that is, it is entirely shot from the protagonists first person point of view (POV). But I don't think ...
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What did Mike Wazowski's paperwork consist of?

There was most likely a good reason for Roz to keep saying "ya didn't file your paperwork last night". I'm guessing the paperwork is for accountability and reporting reasons. Mike's ...
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Why was Roger Ebert considered one of the greatest film critics?

There have been many film critics in the world, but no one seems as influential as Roger Ebert. If you check the wikipedia page of any movie, it's very likely that, in the reception section, they ...
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Which book about encryption did Christopher give Alan when he was a child?

In one of the flashbacks in The Imitation Game that show Alan's childhood, Christopher gave him a book about encryption. What is the name of that book?
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How are water scenes (with flooding) achieved without injuring actors?

Sometimes you see scenes in movies where characters are in a boat below deck, or in some other circumstance where water comes rushing in and knocks them over and they go sliding off camera. How do ...
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What do the scars on Brad Pitt's back mean in Fury?

In Fury Brad Pitt had scars on his back, which seem to be from a whip. How did he get these scars when he was in the Army and what does it show?
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What does the term “Out of the Furnace” refer to?

The title of the movie Out of the Furnace first and foremost seems to be an allusion to the whole steel mill backdrop of the movie. But I have a strong feeling that is not all there is to it. The IMDb ...
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How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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Siblings move in with creepy uncle

I remember watching this movie when I was a boy and all I remember of it is that these two children brothers and sister have to move in with their creepy uncle in a mansion, and someone died after ...
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How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
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Do contestants receive additional unseen help as they progress?

In Masterchef, the contestants go from creating fairly basic looking dishes to much more complex dishes using tools & techniques such as Sous-vides, smokers etc. The presentation also improves ...
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Where does the Addams' wealth come from?

In the Adams family movies, there is a large chamber full of gold, money and jewels. Where did the wealth come from? In the first Addams Family movie, there is a comment made about it being Fester's ...
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Why did Daryl take the cash and jewelry?

In The Walking Dead episode S04E12, Daryl and Beth came across a country club while looking for alcohol for Beth to drink. During this time Beth notices Daryl is taking what looks like a purse and ...
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Did Frank Underwood mean for the bill to fail?

In "House of Cards", Frank Underwood wants some energy bill to pass, but his wife is pressured by SandCorp into undermining him and getting two representatives to vote against the bill, which is a ...
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What are the analogies/homages to Western Cinema in Breaking Bad?

Critics have drawn comparisons of scenes in Breaking Bad to classic Western Cinema. Vince Gilligan himself has spoken of such influences, and I was just wondering if there are any specific ...
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Movie that police officer is the bad guy

A long time ago, I watched a movie that started with a car chase, and the good guy says "he drives like a cop" and the bad guy was a cop. After that I dont really remember what happened, but I think ...
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Is the Tribute selection in The Hunger Games rigged?

When the tributes are selected at the start of the film is the selection process rigged? It's implied during the film that the selection process is random, but there are a few indicators that it might ...

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