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Typically questions about a specific character in a movie/tv show.

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What country is Marta Cabrera from?

There's a running joke in Knives Out where the family members say Marta is from various South American countries: Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Columbia, and maybe several more. The actor is Cuban, but ...
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Is a lesbian ending for Sophie ruled out?

I remember in How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) s1 that it was already established in the matchmaker episode (S01E07) with Camryn Manheim (Ellenor Frutt from The Practice!) that Ted is not gay / bisexual. ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for Donald Duck's voice?

Donald Duck is well known for his nearly unintelligible speech. Out of universe, this voice was the invention of actor Clarence Nash, and Walt Disney Studios selected it for Donald because the ...
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Who found Llewelyn Moss and how?

Towards the end of the film, Sheriff Bell reaches the motel to find a firefight occurring and what seems to be some cartel members fleeing on a truck. He also sees the lady who had been flirting with ...
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Who was "Derol"?

Throughout Glass Onion, we see a disheveled man whom Miles calls "Derol" whom he claims to be "working through some things," and who has minimal interaction with other characters. ...
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Prince Philip's knife holding

In S5 E6 of The Crown, ca. 23m44s, Prince Philip (played by Jonathan Pryce) is shown eating with the handle of his knife resting on top of his hand, as opposed to 'inside', covered by his hand. I ...
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Is Anthony Quinn's character in The Ox-Bow Incident inspiration for Lalo in Better Call Saul?

Perhaps an obscure film now since it was made 80 years ago, Quinn's character is a handsome, charming and intelligent gambler and killer in the Oscar-nominated, The Ox-Bow Incident. I realize that ...
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Who is that character in Transformers: Age of Extinction?

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, at some point, the main character joins Optimus to help him fight Lockdown. After some fighting, Lockdown shoots at the main character. However, during a very short ...
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Why did they change how the characters looked in the Lego Ninjago Movie?

From watching The Lego Ninjago Movie, I am very confused. Yes, while there are so many differences and changes I question and wonder about, there is one major one that I do not understand the most: ...
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Why was Eugene Levy not cast in American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules?

Eugene Levy as character "Noah Levenstein" (Jim's dad) was cast in all of the American Pie and American Pie Presents movies except the most recent one: American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules. ...
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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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What was the first movie or TV show that featured a villain that happened to be a normal person?

I was watching One Hour Photo, and was wondering what was the first movie or TV show that featured a character that was a villain that happened to be a normal person. By 'normal', I mean normal in 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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Is the character Johan Larsen supernatural?

In the TV show 1864, there is a character named Johan Larsen, portraited by Søren Malling. He does weird stuff throughout the show (magical/spiritual approach maybe). Is he some kind of saint or ...
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What is the cause and the meaning of Dominic's death?

It is hard to put Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin into a genre box or give a simple explanation of what it is about. It has comedic elements but also dark drama. It is a strong character ...
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Why does Lucilla have senator Gracchus meet with Maximus if she overheard Commodus' order to have every senator followed?

In Gladiator, Lucilla overhears Commodus' discussion with senator Falco where Commodus orders Falco to have every senator followed. Knowing this, why does she risk having senator Gracchus meet with ...
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Why wouldn't Will tell the officer who pulled him over that he knew Detective Patterson?

In the film Last Seen Alive (2022), after Will's wife disappears, Will decides to take things into his own hands and kidnaps and ties up one of the people involved in his wife's disappearance. He ...
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Why is Claire a Dinosaur activist in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Dominion?

In the Jurassic World trilogy, after the horrors from bringing back the infamous dinosaur theme park, we suddenly see Claire as an activist. She is actively protesting to protect the dinosaurs, even ...
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Does Monsieur Hulot have a first name?

Jacques Tati's iconic character is always called by his last name. At least as long as I have seen (Monsieur Hulot's holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime). Does anybody know if he was ever called anything ...
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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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What is the name of this main character cliche?

I know that there is a name for this cliche but I can not remember it or find it anywhere. The cliche consist in the main character matching some specific conditions, and it is usually referred to ...
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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's the significance of this old man always sitting in Tony's eatery?

In Léon: The Professional, there are quite a few scenes in the eatery owned by Tony, contract kill manager. At all times there can be seen an old man in a hat, sitting alone at the same corner table. ...
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Why are the Kasouras initially interested in spending time with Childan but then abruptly lose all interest?

When Mrs. K. invites Mr. Childan for dinner on the phone in The Man in the High Castle he asks if it as friends and she ignores this question. Then when he comes they are interested in his ...
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Why would Laal Singh Chaddha wear leg braces?

In Laal Singh Chaddha, Laal would wear leg braces in his childhood. In one scene, while wearing leg braces, doctor was telling to Laal's mother that Laal doesn't have problem with his legs but in his ...
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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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Is that Greyback's son that's killed?

Is the Yautja that's the main antagonist in Predator 2, and ends up killed by Mike Harrigan, the son of Greyback (the leader of the Yautja at the end of the film)? Because when all the other Yautja ...
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Why doesn't Butch remove his hat throughout the movie?

Butch Pooch (James Remar) doesn't take his hat off the entire film. Especially in the setting Tarantino places the film in, the character must have a reason; there's nothing absurdist about the film; ...
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What is the age of Naru in “Prey” (2022)

The main protagonist in “Prey” (2022) is a young Comanche woman who, while trained as a healer, would like to be a hunter. So she goes off to hunt some deer and before you know it… Boy howdy does she ...
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Do actors have to take their lines written in the script and make them more natural?

I've been thinking lot about how to deal with manuscripts when being an actor. I'm training or learning the art of acting and have recently been part of a movie project (amateur). I was given a script ...
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Why is Quirrell praying the Islamic prayer?

Something I've wondered ever since I first noticed this shot in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (the Ultimate Extended Edition, in case it's not in the normal edition). At the beginning of ...
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Why does Robin make a comment about Nancy having a Tom Cruise poster?

In S04E04, roughly 10 minutes in, Robin enters Nancy's room, and immediately comments about her having a Tom Cruise poster, and Nancy says that the poster is "old". What's the joke/reference ...
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Why was this character so quick to decide on murder?

At the end of the 2022 Netflix movie Virata Parvam, They both loved each other, but she did not think twice before shooting her. Why did this happen?
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Is Obi-Wan a chiseler?

In the first episode of Obi Wan Kenobi we see several different scenes of Kenobi working his daily job. It appears to be filleting some kind of meat. And, as his shift ends, he always slices some ...
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How did Eduardo Salamanca manage to go to Germany? [closed]

How did Lalo manage to pass multiple identity/security checks both ways? It seems like it shouldn't be an easy trip, given his pedigree, there should be pictures of him at any airport, or am I missing ...
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In Malcolm in the Middle, why doesn't Lois buy boxer shorts for Malcolm?

In this scene in Malcolm in the Middle, Malcom asks Lois to buy him boxer shorts and Lois refuses. However, in other episodes, Reese is clearly wearing boxer shorts: Why did Lois refuse to buy boxers ...
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What earth is (zombie body / Spanish speaking) Stephen Strange from?

There are three Stephen Stranges in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Stephen Strange from Earth-616 (travels with America Chavez) Stephen Strange from Earth-838 (Illuminati Strange; ...
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Why do most survival horror films and shows have that one hateable character? [closed]

In many films and TV shows, most of which are horror or survival or both, there is always that one hateable character. Although most are female, there are also many male ones as well. That one ...
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Ruth's motive to steal from Marty?

In Ozark (2017-22), Ruth gets waterboarded by Helen and her associates when it appears she may have been an informant. After this, Ruth (with the urging of her father) attempts to steal "Marty's ...
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Are Michael Bluth's suits supposed to be nice?

I'm watching the original Arrested Development seasons for the first time. Michael Bluth wears very large suits, which I know was the style at the time but I'm unsure if they're supposed to be coded ...
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What is Joe McCool's problem with Gerry Quinn?

In Derry Girls Joe McCool, Mary and Sarah's father, and Erin and Orla's maternal grandfather, has lived with the Quinns since his wife died. Joe shows nothing but contempt for Gerry, constantly ...
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How realistic is Maverick's career progression in "Top Gun: Maverick"?

Maverick's military rank is a recurring theme during the movie. Was this supposed to be satirical/funny or is it telling us something about the character? How realistic is it even?
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How are the Sith Inquisitors named?

There are a few Sith Inquisitors introduced in the TV show Obi-Wan Kenobi, two of whom are named the Third Sister and the Fifth Brother. During a verbal confrontation, the Grand Inquisitor says to the ...
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Kim says Saul could be a rat -- is that consistent with her character?

In Season 6, E3, Kim and Jimmy are discussing Lalo's death and she suggests that Jimmy could choose to be a rat -- at that point she sounds very much like a criminal rather than a law-abiding citizen. ...
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Did Nacho have sincere hatred for Lalo or was he dissembling?

It never seemed like Nacho's hatred in Better Call Saul, as expressed in his final scene for Lalo, was very well motivated -- sure, Lalo is a Salamanca and an extremely bad guy, but frankly, Nacho ...
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Did Lalo do this to the innocent couple in S6E01?

In S06E01, we see Lalo going to a couple's home after the events of last season. It seems the couple knows Lalo and offered him coffee and talks with him about how he helped the family. And then we ...
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In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer to do what he did regarding his own men?

In "Mission Creep" (season 1, episode 3), why was it worth it to Sam Latimer (--SPOILER--) to kill off his own men every few months to avoid turnover? If it's not the kind of gang that ...
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Why do tough guys chew toothpicks or match-sticks?

I remember Cobra (1986) and Razor Ramon from WWE. They both chew either toothpicks or match-sticks. What was the reason?
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Why was Sophie's role minimized in season 2 of Leverage?

In universe, Sophie was taking time away because Nate was, well, being Nate. Was there an additional out-of-universe reason that the role of Sophie Devereaux so minimized in season 2? My initial ...
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Is the Mayor of Mos Espa a reference to the deepfaker Shamook?

In the first The Mandalorian spin-off series, The Book of Boba Fett, early on viewers are introduced to Mos Espa's "de facto" mayor named Mok Shaiz. Now while Star Wars has it's own unique ...
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