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What’s the significance of the rain on the second night at Freddy's?

In Five Nights at Freddy’s (2023), on the second night that Mike Schmidt works as a security guard at the abandoned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza Place, it rains. Just like the previous night, Mike falls ...
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Are the Vogons based on English culture?

In Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the least pleasant race in the galaxy are known as Vogons and they are bureaucratic and highly obedient to rules. Is this supposed to be a satire of ...
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Exploring Valentine's Background and Role in 'Ender's Game' Movie

I recently watched "Ender's Game" and found the character of Ender's sister Valentine quite fascinating. The film seems to hint at a deeper background for her, but I'm left with some ...
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Significance of Incorrectly Written Car Plate in 'Memento'

I recently watched Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' and found myself puzzled by a specific detail. There's a scene where the main character, Leonard, writes down a car's license plate number but gets it ...
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What is this cryptic message from the movie “Leave the World Behind” (2023)?

What is this cryptic message in the film Leave the World Behind (2023)?
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Why are the Bene Gesserit feared and revered?

I've been delving into the "Dune" movie and am particularly intrigued by the depiction of the Bene Gesserit. This group seems to be both revered and feared in the universe of "Dune.&...
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Why does Oppenheimer appear naked in this scene?

Oppenheimer is being cross-examined and suddenly there's a noticeable change in his attire, transitioning from being naked to wearing a coat and back again. This shift seems abrupt and potentially ...
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Why does Neo see the Matrix code in different colors, Including gold?

In the Matrix movies, Neo's ability to see the Matrix code evolves, with some people appearing in gold and others in different colors. Is there a symbolism behind these color variations in how Neo ...
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Why does Jaya talk directly to the camera in the film Qarib Qarib Single(2017)?

Throughout the film Qarib Qarib Single, Jaya(Parvathy) talks directly to the camera, whereas Yogi (Irrfan) does not. What does this imply?
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What was the movie clip of in the middle of "May December"?

In the Netflix film, May December (2023), Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) is visiting Gracie (Julianne Moore) and her family in order to do research for the upcoming film. Half way through the movie, at ...
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Is Sandra really innocent in “Anatomy of a Fall?”

Towards the climax of Anatomy of a Fall (2023), when Sandra mentions about anticipating a reward for her proven innocence in court, is she subtly hinting a desire for the lawyer? If so, is it because ...
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Why is Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase British?

Buzz Lightyear is a toy manufactured in the USA. Also his voice-actor (Tim Allen) is American, and his name is inspired by American astronaut Buzz Aldrin. But Buzz's catchphrase (blast!) is British. ...
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Why is Gerald McCloy able to imitate sound effects only?

I recall watching the 2005 TV series Gerald McBoing-Boing. He was a human child living with his parents and their dog. He also had several friends of his age. But he was odd. He was communicating with ...
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When Ember's mom in Elemental was first seen giving a love reading, were they two guys that she was reading?

I was watching the new movie Elemental, but as I watched it, it seemed like that, while Ember's mom was doing a love reading (near the beginning), one of the people she was reading seemed like a man. ...
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What's the significance of the polar bear having a Japanese name in Dolittle?

In the 2020 movie Dolittle (a.k.a The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle) there's a polar bear that is called Yoshi (a Japanese name). What's the significance of this name for a polar bear? Does the bonnet ...
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Is there any significance in the major characters of Breaking Bad having colors in their surnames?

Walter White (and his family)'s surname is a color. Jesse Pinkman's surname has a color in it. Is there any significance in this?
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Where did Bob Ross get his inspiration?

After watching the Bob Ross movie and learning about how he spent much of his life in Vermont, USA, I wonder where his inspiration for his paintings came from? If his paintings were from this area, ...
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Did The Joker win the psychological battle over Batman in The Dark Knight?

I have watched the movie The Dark Knight many times. However, I still ponder who won the final psychological battle between Batman and The Joker. I understand that The Joker failed to deliver on his &...
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Significance of the Light Effect in the film Aparichit during his transitions

I recently revisited the Indian movie Anniyan aka Aparichitudu, and 'Aparichit' to Telugu and Hindi viewers respectively. The film presents a compelling protagonist, Ramanujam, who grapples with ...
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Why isn't it a crime to wear a ghostface mask in public?

In the 2023 movie, Scream VI, near the end of the movie the protagonists decide to meet Kirby and trap ghostface(s) in order to kill them for good. They go by train to reach their destination. Inside ...
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What's the meaning of this effect?

In The Departed (2006), before meeting Dignam and Queenan in the Special Investigation Unit building, Sullivan is framed in a small circle as he stands near a traffic signal, which enlarges to full ...
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Is it fair to say Cohagen's rebel problems were his own doing?

Near the end of the 1990 film Total Recall, after Quato's Martian rebellion is found and wiped out (except for Melina), Quaid is brought to Cohagen who explains why he went to the trouble of creating ...
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Why are there no significant female characters in "Reservoir Dogs"?

After watching ‘Reservoir Dogs’, a 1992 American neo-noir crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about a group of diamond thieves whose heist goes wrong, I couldn’t help but notice the ...
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Why did Catherine continue her hate for her father?

In the 1949 black and white film The Heiress the titular character (Catherine) falls in love with a man (Morris). Her father who is a doctor finds out from Morris' sister that he is just seeking the ...
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What was Hugo Stiglitz's motivation for killing Gestapo Officers?

In Inglorious Basterds, just as Stiglitz was introduced, we are informed of his previous run-ins with the German army for killing 13 Gestapo officers. What I've always seemed to miss was Stiglitz's ...
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Was the driver intentionally screwing over the two goons at the start?

So in the first scene, the guy went for the good old 'get lost in the crowd' kind of trick by driving into the stadium full of people, leaving the car behind, altering his appearance quickly, and then ...
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What's the significance of the white feather?

It was shown at beginning and end of the Forrest Gump (1994). What's the significance of the white feather?
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What was the opening scene in The Mandalorian S03E06 referencing?

In the opening scene of The Mandalorian (S03E06: Guns For Hire), viewers witness a situation where the former Night Owls or a group of Mandalorians led by Axe Woves gets involved in a situation where ...
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What was the significance of the subplot involving 1934 California gubernatorial election in Mank?

Mank (2020) film discuss about film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his  development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941).  I didn't understand the purpose of subplot "1934 ...
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Why was the ball singer obscured in ‘Borg McEnroe’?

Towards the end of Borg McEnroe, there is a clip from the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball. The setting is quite a large room with a stage to one side, where a band with a female singer is playing jazz music....
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What's the meaning of the last scene when the girl has a dead lady in the bathroom?

In Doctor Sleep, a creepy ancient lady from overlook hotel is together with the black girl. Why? What's the meaning of this? like she assumed the fears, and ghosts and is fine with them in her life?
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How does the "back rubs" currency work in CBS's Ghosts?

In CBS's sitcom Ghosts, the ghosts' form of currency is back rubs. Apparently, Hetty is quite rich in this currency. How does this currency work? That is, why does a "back rub" have a value? ...
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Why did Ellis Ashmead-Barlett mention "Mediterranean leishmaniasis" to Major General Walter Braithwaite?

Below is a transcript of a conversation in Episode 6 of Australia's Nine Network's TV drama miniseries Gallipoli, that occurs at about 33:41, between Major General Sir Walter Braithwaite (WB) and ...
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What does the ending of The Banshees of Inisherin mean?

SPOILERS AHEAD The Banshees of Inisherin ends somewhat cryptically with Padraic saying, "I’m sure they’ll be at it again soon enough, aren’t you? Some things there’s no movin’ on from. And I ...
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Who does Beatrix Kiddo thank at the end?

At the conclusion of Kill Bill, when Beatrix Kiddo has killed Bill and left with her daughter B.B., the two stay at a hotel room. While B.B. watches cartoons on TV, Beatrix lies on the floor in the ...
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What's the significance of "cue marks" in Mank?

I saw this cue mark multiple times in the Mank (2020) movie: What's the significance of "cue marks" in the movie?
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What's the significance of this book?

This book appeared so many times in the movie Mank: What's the significance of this book?
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In the Polar Express, why did the main character run away from the scrooge puppet in fear?

In the classic The Polar Express (2004), there is a scene where the "Hero Boy" is confronted by a scary puppet of Ebenezer Scrooge. While he is deeply scared, it is later revealed that the ...
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Is Land of the Lustrous inspired by James Cameron's Avatar?

Let's look at the similar plots of these films: Phos and Cinnabar (first image) have similar story roles to Jake and Neytiri from Avatar (second image): While Avatar is a sci-fi space story, and ...
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In Atlanta (S3E10), what's the inspiration behind the hand eating?

In the Season 3 finale (S3E10 Tarrare), the characters are in Paris and Van takes them to an exclusive dinner where the main dish is a fried hand. What's the inspiration behind this? Is this something ...
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What is the symbolism behind different animals that appear in Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring?

I recently watched Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring and I loved it. However I detected certain symbolism in the film that I couldn't decipher to myself. In the Summer, the monk and his ...
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Why does Tim not pick up the gun in Jurassic Park?

When re-watching Jurassic Park (1993), I felt a bit awkward at the security room scene. While Lexi was trying to reboot the system, Alan and Ellen were trying to keep the door closed due to a ...
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Does Ron have Stockholm Syndrome in The Walking Dead?

From re-watching, I started to think about Ron's psychology. Obviously, we all know that Ron hates Carl because of the whole Enid situation, and while some of that anger could have seeped into Rick, ...
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What does it mean for a film to be cruel, according to Roger Ebert?

Roger Ebert starts his review (see https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/irreversible-2003) of Gaspar Noé's film Irréversible as follows: "Irreversible" is a movie so violent and cruel that ...
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Why didn't Brad Pitt's character invite his crew in the German women's house?

In the movie Fury (2014) at some point our heroes enter a German town and capture it. The main protagonist Donald "Don" "Wardaddy" Collier, played by Brad Pitt (who was a staff ...
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Is Mrs. Putnum's dress indicative of anything significant during this Season 2 scene in The Handmaid's Tale?

In Season 2, Episode 5 of the TV series adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, viewers are thrown a monkey wrench on the June & Nick romance when The Waterfords force Nick into a child-bride wedding ...
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How does the episodes "Dream of a Thousand Cats" & "Calliope" work together?

In The Sandman, many times more than one comic story was covered in one episode but they kept the story serialized in continuity or complimented each other. But in S0E011 they covered two stories &...
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Is there a significance of the novel left behind "Here Comes a Candle"?

In The Sandman S01E11 second part, after Calliope got free there was "Here Comes a Candle" left behind. It's the same novel Erasmus Fry wanted to be reprinted. Is there any significance of ...
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Why and How does Algren not face any punishment from either government in The Last Samurai?

At the end of The Last Samurai, after the final battle, we later see Algren with the emperor and other government officials discussing the death of Katsumoto. He is not dead because he survived the ...
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Why do characters with wet hands need to explain that they just washed them? [closed]

The latest instance I can think of would be Spider-Ham from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse - YouTube link of clip. A character will say something along the lines of "I just washed my hands, ...
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