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Where did the snow in Hogsmeade come from?

In Harry Potter and the Death Hallows (Part 2), when Harry, Hermione and Ron set off to Hogsmeade to find Aberforth - how can it be that there is snow clearly visible through the village but there is ...
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How did Crabbe and Goyle get into the advanced N.E.W.T. class?

I recall a scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where I saw Crabbe and Goyle failing to brew the drought of living death. How they get into Slughorn's newt potion class?
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Why didn't Arania Exumai harm Ron in the Chamber of Secrets?

From the Harry Potter Wiki Arania Exumai is the incantation of a spell used to blast back acromantulas or other large spiders. If the spell is used on anything but a spider it will produce a ...
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What's the purpose of Aurra Sing appearing in Star Wars Episode One?

In Star Wars Episode One, the bounty hunter Aurra Sing can be seen for a few seconds watching the pod race on Tatooine. She never reappears again in this episode or any other episodes, though later ...
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1answer
470 views

Does George Lucas have a plan for how The Clone Wars series will continue into the movies?

Is there a continuity plan to end The Clone Wars Series and tie it up to the movies? As I imagine there are many unanswerable questions related to the star wars universe from the tv series. Or is ...
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What was the line that David Prowse said on Bespin set?

In various Star Wars documentaries it is mentioned that Mark Hamill and George Lucas were apparently the only two people on set who knew that James Earl Jones would eventually dub Vader with the ...
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Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi?

Why is Leia, the twin of Luke, not a Jedi? Is she not supposed to be the "one other" to whom Yoda refers in Star Wars Episode V?
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What is the rationale behind the choice of animation style for The Clone Wars series (2008-2014)?

The Clone Wars series has an odd mix of rigid 3D figures and matte, painterly surfaces that I haven't seen anywhere else. What was the reason they chose this style over a computer-animated 2D style ...
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Did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers?

I read a cracked article today that implied that perhaps offscreen, the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi feasted on the bodies of the stormtroopers killed/captured, as they were about to do to Han Solo ...
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What are the construction rules for the 2015 BattleBots reboot?

Do the contestants on the new BattleBots have certain restrictions when it comes to creating their competition robots: for example, a certain budget, size/weight boundary, or material type? Was this ...
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Why can't Thor pick up his hammer?

In The Avengers after falling from great height and blasting through the cage, Thor seems to have lost his control over the hammer, why did this happen?
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265 views

How does Cap know that Loki's punch packs a wallop?

In the scene in The Avengers after Loki is captured, Cap and Stark are quietly wondering why the "Rock of ages" is giving up so easily. Cap says he recalls that that Loki packs a wallop. What is he ...
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Why does Gandalf start speaking in Black Tongue at the Council of Elrond?

Not much more description to give; I never understood that part. His justification is "that may not be the last time this voice is heard here" or something like that.
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Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?

I see from the trailers for the new Hobbit film that Frodo Baggins is in it. It has been a while since I read the book but I don't remember Frodo being in it. Was his addition only for the movie ...
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472 views

How did Pippin know that Merry was part of the Rohirrim army at Minas Tirith?

After the battle of the Pellenor Fields in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pippin searched for Merry on the battlefield. The last time they spoke, Merry was still in Rohan. How, aside ...
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771 views

Did Pippin die in Lord Of The Rings?

At the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King after Pippin touches the Palantir when he is laying on the ground, is he dead then brought to life by Gandalf? I was under the impression ...
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566 views

Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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When does Gandalf realise that Bilbo's ring is the One Ring?

I don't have access to the books right now, but I believe in the books Gandalf didn't know in the beginning that Bilbo's ring was the one ring, so he did not immediately ask him to destroy it. But in ...
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499 views

How did Gimli know Elvish?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, at Helm's Deep when Aragorn was commanding the Elves during the battle, he yells "Ladders" in the Elvish tongue (Sindarin). A moment later we hear Gimli ...
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What, exactly, are those “things” that come from the hole in the sky in The Avengers?

These: They explode like something that would be mechanical running on some power source, yet they roar and attempt to eat some of the Avengers, and they move more like an animal in water than like ...
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665 views

How did Thor know about the Chitauri and Lokis plan?

When Thor first boards SHIELD's ship in The Avengers, he explains about the Chitauri and how they are going to come to win the earth over for Loki. How did he know about all this?
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538 views

What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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462 views

Why did Iron Man fly so far before releasing the bomb?

I recently re-watched The Avengers and I'm curious, at the end when Tony Stark takes the Nuke through the portal, he seems to hold onto it for a long time. Is there any reason he held on for so long? ...
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201 views

To whom is the Chitauri mastermind talking in the beginning?

I'm not sure if it's really the Chitauri mastermind, but bear with me. In the opening of The Avengers we see some blue glimmer, some Chitauri, Loki's hands receiving the scepter/spear. All overlaid ...
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Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers? [duplicate]

Spider-man is left out of The Avengers. Why? Can we expect Spider-man in Avengers 2? Or Avengers 3? Are there any legal rights problems as to why they don't have him? Are there cost issues? Why is ...
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Ending of babadook

In the last scene of The Babadook when Amelia takes worms downstairs to the babadook: Why is it there? Is it by choice or is it a captive? How did telling it not to harm her son drive it off? Why ...
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166 views

Early Chinese Martial Arts movie about a Swordsman and the “ultimate” sword technique

In the late 70's I caught a movie with a Chinese friend at the Great Star theater on Jackson Street in San Francisco(sadly, both the theater and the neighboring Jackson Street Cafe where we ate ...
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Digital makeup for Mystique

I was reading recently that the gruelling makeup process for Mystique was the main reason why Jennifer Lawrence isn't interested in making more x-men films. It seems like the obvious solution would ...
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Was Loki's spear manipulating the Avengers?

While the entire group was on the heli-carrier (or whatever it's called) everyone was in Banner and Stark's lab, and they began arguing, some making rather uncharacteristic remarks. The fight ...
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272 views

Childhood Cartoon Featuring A Small Blue Bird

So, I used to absolutely adore this animated movie when I was a kid. I owned it on VHS and I assume it was made somewhere in the early or mid 1990's. The film was about a small, blue colored bird. It ...
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1answer
166 views

How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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Were Landa and Hellstrom lovers?

In Chapter Five of Inglourious Basterds, Revenge of the Giant Face, Colonel Hans Landa strangles Bridget von Hammersmark to death with his own hands immediately after placing her at the scene of the ...
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Can someone explain to me the “I'll regroup at Red Lobster” joke in The Simpsons?

In the Weekend at Burnsie's episode (S13E16), Homer sees a scarecrow at his yard but, because it is dark, he thinks it is a man and runs away yelling: I'll regroup at Red Lobster What does it ...
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1answer
175 views

Hollywood movie with Paul Walker as a cop who finds gold and goes to Heaven

I need one movie's name, in which Paul Walker plays a role. Here's the description: In this movie Paul Walker plays the role of a policeman. He and another police officer find gold, after that they ...
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Why didn't the German officer kill Szpilman?

In the movie The Pianist, just before the end of the movie Szpilman was caught by the German officer at the house when he was trying to open a can. And then he asked Szpilman to play piano. Why did ...
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2answers
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Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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In the Avengers movie, why did they close the portal?

I'm a bit confused as to why they would be so quick to close the portal if all the Chitauri were powering down/dying? What's the big rush? I think the only thing that could make sense would be the ...
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1answer
791 views

Why doesn't Loki escape while the Avengers are fighting each other?

While Thor and Iron Man are fighting, Loki has plenty of time in which to try to escape. Why doesn't he do so?
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2answers
285 views

Teen-aged girl arrives in a small town and is tormented by other students at school

I saw this movie long time ago, so I will try my best to remember what it was about and describe it. The movie, as I remember, was kinda low-budget, so it could be pretty unknown. Story is about a ...
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Why was Tony Stark so sure that Banner would return to fight?

In The Avengers, despite the mess Hulk made with the ship, why was the Iron Man so sure that Dr. Banner would return to fight?
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Why does Banner finally allow the Hulk to come out?

During the course of the Avengers, you see Mr Banner talk about his alter ego as just another entity inside of himself. Afraid, reluctant and very much un-willing to let him out, even if it means his ...
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462 views

Why did the Chitauri need Loki at all?

If the Chitauri scepter has an Infinity Stone within it, and it can be used to "activate" the Tesseract so that a person (or people) can travel from one galaxy to the next... why do the Chitauri need ...
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282 views

Why didn't Loki realize he is touching the arc reactor?

I saw the answers of this other question about the scene in The Avengers where Loki tries to do his mind control on Tony Stark, so I started to wonder that why Loki didn't realize that he just has to ...
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1answer
538 views

How did Variety know how many families went to see “Avengers: Age of Ultron”?

Variety says the following about the opening weekend for Avengers: Age of Ultron: Roughly 59% of the audience was male, 41% was 25 years and older, 12% were teenagers and 22% were families. I ...
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773 views

What dragged the Collector's servant towards the Infinity Stone?

During the Guardians of the Galaxy's visit at the Collector's he opens the mysterious orb and reveals the true nature of its content, being one of the Infinity Stones. But then suddenly his servant ...
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625 views

Did Vin MoCap the Dance?

We all know Vin Diesel is famous for his silky moves... Is there anything to substantiate the claim that Vin Diesel was himself the model for the Motion Capture of Groot's already infamous ...
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5answers
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Why would an Unsullied go to a brothel?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", one of the Unsullied is shown to be visiting a brothel. Missandei has also mentioned that she has heard that "more than one Unsullied has been known to ...
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7answers
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How did Gally get into the control room?

In Maze Runner, the group escaping the maze is able to open the accessway to the control room through 2 things -- holding the amputated leg/electronic "key" taken from the Griever and knowing the 8 ...
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970 views

How did Ronan the Accuser become so powerful?

From what I saw, I don't believe Guardians of the Galaxy did a terribly good job of identifying Ronan for what he is. The Terrans defeated the Kree, which means that species is manageable for ...

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