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What was in the SciFi section of Hollywood Video before it shut down? Looking for some titles

Please do not close vote this question, or at least hear me out first! Listen, I know that this question is overly broad, which means it's probably against the rules, but here is my story. The ...
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What does "Confidential" in the movie title refer to?

L.A. Confidential (1997) movie plot is as follows: In Los Angeles, Captain Dudley Smith uses his crew to murder Dick Stensland and Buzz Meeks at the Night Owl coffee shop. He then wrongfully accuses ...
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Why is the movie titled 'Arlington Road'?

The 1999 movie Arlington Road is set in Virginia and Washington D.C., with the characters living on the fictional (and titular) road. Why did the makers of the film choose this name for the road, and ...
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Is the title of ‘Invitation to a Murder’ a Christie reference?

Invitation to a Murder (2023) is a made-for-television film which is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None. There are several nods to Christie’s authorship dotted ...
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What is the significance behind naming the series 'Moving'?

In the Korean drama series 'Moving' (무빙), which centers around superpowered individuals who once worked for the government and are now in retirement or hiding, with their children inheriting their ...
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Was the teen drama Dawson's Creek named after the city Dawson Creek in northern British Columbia?

I know the show is set somewhere in the US, not in Dawson Creek and the title refers to a character named "Dawson" and presumably the setting of the show includes a creek, but it's hard to ...
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Meaning of “The sandpiper”

The Sandpiper is a 1965 American drama film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The movie is about an improbable love story between a painter (Liz Tailor) ...
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Why is the movie named "The King of Staten Island"?

The movie is about a young man. His mom starts dating a firefighter, like his dad who passed away. He has to fix his life. Why is the movie named "The King of Staten Island"?
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Why is every word capitalized in a movie title? [closed]

All movie titles capital every word in them. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Avengers: Infinity War are a few examples. My question is that why is it in this way?
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What does "A Stitch In Crime" mean?

In the famous series Columbo there's an episode called "A Stitch In Crime" (Season 2, Episode 6). Now, I'm trying to understand the meaning of this title. Is there any connection to the ...
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Why was "Infamous" (2006) so titled?

Why was Infamous (2006) so titled? (This seems to me a strange and even bad title.) Does the title refer to anything? What or who is infamous? (I think the starting sequence also had "famous"...
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Title Explanation of the movie "The Pale Blue Eye"

Why has the movie "The Pale Blue Eye" the title "The Pale Blue Eye"? What does the title mean, what does the title refer to?
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Who was the first to take Manhattan?

We know that in 1984, the Muppets took Manhattan. In 1989, Jason Voorhees took Manhattan as well. Later, DeGrassi took Manhattan, the Weeping Angels took Manhattan, and countless others have taken ...
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Is it a coincidence that Tarantino’s eighth film has “Eight" in the title?

Quentin Tarantino is known for caring about the numbering of his films. Going by his own numbering, which counts Kill Bill as a single movie, The Hateful Eight is his eighth film. Has he ever said ...
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My Brilliant Friend title explanation

My Brilliant Friend (Italian: L'amica geniale), TV series, based on Ferrante's second Neapolitan Novel and titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (Italian: L'amica geniale – Storia del ...
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What is the significance of the title, "Red Rocket"?

In the film, Red Rocket (2021), the phrase “red rocket” was not mentioned in the dialogue nor were there any literal references to a red rocket. I'm not sure what it means or what it refers to in the ...
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Explaining the title of the movie "Coogan's Bluff" (1968)

Why is "Coogan's Bluff" the title of the 1968 Clint Eastwood movie "Coogan's Bluff"? What does the title refer to? What was the Clint Eastwood character Coogan's bluff in the movie?...
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What's the inspiration for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's name?

It is known that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have a special relationship. As is evident by Tarantino's appearances in Rodriguez' movies and by Grindhouse - their co-directed double-feature. ...
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The meaning of Straw Dogs

Why is the movie Straw Dogs called like that? From Wikipedia: The film's title derives from a discussion in the Tao Te Ching that likens people to the ancient Chinese ceremonial straw dog, being of ...
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Why is the movie titled "The Devil all the Time"?

I don't see any "devil" in the ensemble cast plot. Why is the movie titled "The Devil all the Time"?
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Why is "The Florida Project" named that?

Which project is being referring to in the movie's title? From the movie's plot, I am not sure what the "Florida Project" is meant to be.
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Why is the movie "Event Horizon" called that?

In astrophysics, an event horizon is a boundary beyond which events cannot affect an observer. But what does that have to do with the movie?
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How does the title "Revenge of the Sith" suit the plot?

The movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is all about a Sith Lords who wants to take over the control of the Republic and the Galactic Order. I don't sense any revenge in the plot. How does the title ...
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What does the title of A White, White Day refer to or imply?

The recently released critically liked but somewhat slow and elliptical Icelandic move A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur in Icelandic) is a story about a small town policeman who starts to ...
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Why is "The Devil's Backbone" called that?

I have recently seen The Devil's Backbone by Guillermo Del Toro. I didn't quite understand why he chose the name of this film to be The Devil's Backbone. Can someone explain it to me?
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Why is the episode titled “Ethon”?

Most of Stargate SG-1’s episode titles have a link to the subject of the episode, but I have never been able to work out this one. As a name it means “strong”, but it’s not a meaning that jumps out at ...
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What/who is the monster in the movie "Monster"?

In the movie Monster, what does its title mean?' From the movie's poster, I found it interesting that there are two characters but the title is singular, Monster. After watching this movie, my ...
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Why were Poorman & Beggarman not referred in the movie title?

There are 5 codes used in the movie for Russian moles in British Intelligence: "Tinker" for Alleline, "Tailor" for Haydon, "Soldier" for Bland, "Poorman" for Esterhase, and "Beggarman" for Smiley. Why ...
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Why is only the first episode referred in the movie title?

The movie title The Ballad of Buster Scruggs refers only to the first of the 6 individual episodes shown in the film. Why is that and why was this episode chosen for the title? What makes it more ...
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Children of Men - title meaning?

What's the meaning of the title "Children of Men"? There are no men giving birth to babies, obviously.
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Turned "E" character in titles

Some TV series contain a turned "E" character in their titles, such as: HOMƎLAND ÉLITƎ CALIPHATƎ The EVƎNT (Feel free to add other examples.) Is there some common underlying meaning to this usage, ...
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What does the title "Cello Squirrel Daffodil" ("The Magicians" S05E09) mean?

Season 5, episode 9 of The Magicians is named Cello Squirrel Daffodil. Why is this episode named as such, from what reference is this name taken?
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What does the title of "Code 8" refer to?

There is a movie called Code 8 (2019). I watched it thoroughly and I can not understand where the movie's name comes from. What does "Code 8" refer to?
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Where did the title "Road To Singapore" (1940) come from?

The first of a series of "Road To …" films, staring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, was Road To Singapore, in 1940. Strangely, the characters never go to Singapore. In fact, nowhere in the ...
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Why is the movie called "Midsommar" instead of "Midsummer"?

Why is the movie called "Midsommar" instead of "Midsummer"?
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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

Personally from what "matrix" means in English, I can only see relation with one of its meanings, and even then a bit far-fetched. As guide for the meanings of "matrix" we can use this link: https://...
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Why is the movie titled "Ghajini"?

Ghajini (2005) is a Tamil action thriller movie. This is later remade into Hindi with the same name. It is based on Christopher Nolan's Memento. The protagonist in Ghajini suffers from Anterograde ...
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Which Skywalker rises in The Rise of Skywalker?

Star Wars Episode IX has the title, The Rise of Skywalker. This raises a question that which Skywalker they are talking about? What's the significance of the title with the plot elements or the ...
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Who or what is being redeemed in The Shawshank Redemption?

What does the title "The Shawshank Redemption" refer to? It doesn't make sense to say Andy was redeemed, since he was never guilty of the crime for which he was convicted. Red is redeemed in the ...
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What does Masjävlar mean?

I have watched the movie Masjävlar and I wonder what this title means. I have checked Google Translate but to no result. What does it and the movie refer to, and what is the essence of the word?
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Why was such an unrevealing title originally chosen for the movie "The Assignment", and then changed for some International markets to "Tomboy"?

The low budget Michelle Rodriguez movie The Assignment involves a plot where a killer is punished by a mad surgeon by being given a male to female sex change. It is not a great movie and was not ...
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Why is Kumkuma Puvvu titled as such?

Kumkuma Puvvu is a Telugu daily Soap Opera telecast on Star Maa. It is about a girl Amrutha who is an illegitimate child who was separated from her mother at the time of her birth. She is prone to ...
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What are the 12 monkeys in the show?

In the 12 monkeys movie the titular 12 monkeys refers to an animal rights group that is a red herring to the actual plot. In the show though no such group exists. Is there something else to ...
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Can a movie name include emoji or can it be entirely written using emojis?

Is there some kind of regulation when it comes to movie names? I clearly see the downsides of including in the movie title emojis or any o̹̥̱̪̹t͔͕̞h̖̻̞è̳̩̗͎r̼̣̹͔̞ ҉...
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Why is "Chopsticks" named so?

I have seen the movie Chopsticks on Netflix. It has been released on 31st May 2019. How this title is relevant to this movie? I know the characters eat food by using chopsticks. But, why is this movie ...
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Why is the movie titled "Her" instead of "She"?

Why does the movie Her (2013) use the word "Her" instead of "She" as title?
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Whats up with "The Bells", GoT S08E05

In Game of Thrones the bells are supposed to toll only when the King/Queen is dead. If this was the case, then why are Dany and her army still attacked in S08E05? Also, there was some discussion ...
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Why is the episode called "The Last of the Starks"?

The latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 4 has been named "The Last of the Starks". Why was it named so? I couldn't fathom the reason behind this intriguing episode title.
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Why such name for this episode?

Season 4 Episode 12 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is named as "The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe". The episode's title is a reference to the first Chronicles of Narnia novel The Lion, the Witch ...
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Why is this episode of Legends of Tomorrow named as such?

Season 4 Episode 9 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is named as Lucha de Apuestas. What is the reason behind naming it as such?
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