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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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What came first? Venom as the movie or as the song?

What came first and which one was the inspiration to the second one? Or did both came continuously where Eminem cooperated with the movie creators for the purpose? Is there any article describing ...
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Why is “Captain Marvel” translated as male in Portugal?

In Portugal, Captain Marvel (2019) is translated to Capitão Marvel, which is the male term for captain, female being capitã. Is there a reason for this, or just a gross mistake from Portuguese ...
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What was the ultimatum in “The Bourne Ultimatum”?

Cambridge definition of "ultimatum": a threat in which a person or group of people are warned that if they do not do a particular thing, something unpleasant will happen to them. It is usually ...
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Why does The Magicians episode have this title?

In Season 4 Episode 11 of the SyFy series The Magicians it is titled as The 4-1-1. What is the reason behind naming this episode with this number? Does it signify anything or Is it a reference to ...
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How to pronounce “I ♥ Huckabees”?

How are you supposed to pronounce the movie title "I ♥ Huckabees"? I have seen it written "I heart huckabees" but that might be because its hard to find and type the little ♥ character. This also ...
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What does the word “Star” in “Star Wars” refer to?

I wonder what the word "Star" in Star Wars refers to. Why did George Lucas choose this title for his epic? The word "Wars" is clear, but I don't know what "Star" refers to. Does anyone know?
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Why did they name the movie “Captain Marvel”?

Why did they choose the title to be "Captain Marvel"? Firstly Carol Danvers was a pilot. And Captain is a rank in the Army. I understand the title "Captain America" because Steve was in the Army and ...
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Why is the movie titled Gothika?

I have seen the movie Gothika (2003). There was no one named Gothika in the movie. For me, the movie and the title of the movie didn't sync. What is the meaning of Gothika?
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Why did they name the show Russian Doll?

Watched Russian Doll recently and it was enjoyable but really made me wonder about the title. Like what does the show have to do with Russian dolls? Even the poster used it:
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Why is the movie named 'Velvet Buzzsaw'?

The movie Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 supernatural horror film. I found that in the film Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo), owner of the Haze Gallery was a former member of the rock band Velvet Buzzsaw. She ...
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What is the significance of “This Isn't” in porn parody titles?

I witness lots of porn parody titles start with "This Isn't". Example: This Isn't Fifty Shades Of Grey, This Ain't Avatar XXX, This Isn't The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 - ...
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Why is the movie named 'Bird Box'?

I do get that in the end that Malorie and her kids end up in an old school for the blind which happens to house lots of birds, but it's a school in the end. But why is this movie named 'Bird Box'? Is ...
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Why is the movie titled Roma?

I just finished watching the new Netflix movie Roma (2018). Do you know what its title means? The word Rome/Roma is not mentioned in the movie as far as remember.
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Why doesn't “Ralph Breaks the Internet” have “wreck” in the title?

The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is called Ralph Breaks the Internet. In it, Ralph and Venellope travel to the Internet to buy a replacement controller for Sugar Rush. Why is it called Ralph Breaks the ...
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Meaning of “Episodes-titles” of Sacred Games?

How do the episode titles for Sacred Games (the first Netflix original series in India) relate to the series? Ashwathama Halahala Atapi Vatapi Brahmahatya Sarama Pretakalpa Rudra Yayati
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Why did they pick the title 'Tangled'?

I heard that Disney wanted to have a gender neutral movie name for Rapunzel story to target boys too but why did they end up with Tangled? Did they ever address how they ended up choosing this name?
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Why is the prefix 'Ani'(And) used in the title of Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar biopic?

Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar (And ... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar) is a recently released Marathi (language) biopic movie about the life of legendary theater & movie superstar (in-fact, Marathi ...
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Lisbeth and the title

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth plays an important lead role. But why is she so important to the story that the movie is named after her? Even Mikael found the killer without Lisbeth ...
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Is there a connection between these “Once Upon a Time In…” titled films?

Sergio Leone directed two similarly titled films: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) What is the connection between the films? Is there a reason the film titles ...
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What is the significance of the title “Rangasthalam”?

Rangasthalam (2018) is a Telugu periodic action film directed by Sukumar. The film is set in 1985 in a village named Rangasthalam. The incidents which take place in the village take the plot further. ...
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Why does “The Last House on the Left” have that title?

In the original film The Last House on the Left (1978) and the remake in 2009 the house in question is a lake house in the woods with no other houses around. So what is the meaning behind the title ...
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Why is Thugs of Hindostan misspelt?

India is also known as Bharat & Hindustan in the Indian Subcontinent. The upcoming Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan movie is titled Thugs of Hindostan. It is set in 1700 India under British rule. ...
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Is the title Tropic Thunder a play on words?

Is the title of the film Tropic Thunder (2008) meant to be a play on words given the film is essentially a parody of common action movie tropes (i.e. Tropic = "Trope-ic")?
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Why is the sequel to “Smokey and the Bandit II” titled “Smokey and the Bandit Part 3”?

Or to put another way, why wasn't it just called "Smokey and the Bandit III"? Was this a studio mandate, an oversight, a joke? Why did the "Part" suddenly get thrown in?
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Why is Bigg Boss written with two Gs'?

Bigg Boss is Hindi adaptation of Big brother. There are also regional adaptations to the same show with language name at the end. But my question is why it is written Bigg with two gs' in the name? In ...
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Why are the CW superheroes' series called Arrowverse?

Why are the CW series called Arrowverse? Is this an official calling? If it is, is it due to the series "Arrow" being the first to debut on screen?
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Why is the movie The Equalizer named as such?

I am wondering why The Equalizer was named as such. In my opinion, the Equalizer is someone who makes things "equal", but what he does is more like a vigilante or a punisher.
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Meaning of the title “Shutter Island”

What is the relevance of the word "Shutter" in the movie title "Shutter Island"? How does it connect to the movie?
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Why was actress Savitri's biopic Mahanati titled differently in Tamil?

Actress Savitri's biopic Mahanati is a Telugu movie. The movie was also simultaneously shot in Tamil and was released as Nadigaiyar Thilagam. As far as I know, the two films have the same screenplay ...
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Why does the movie “Adaptation.” have a period in its title?

I noticed on IMDB that Adaptation. has a period at the end of its title. This can also be seen on its poster. Usually titles and headlines don't use periods except for abbreviations, so why did they ...
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Significance of the word Cloverfield

In the Cloverfield franchise every film have Cloverfield in the title but what is the significance of "Cloverfield", In 10 Cloverfield Lane it was the address of that area but in first film I can't ...
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Why is Goliath named so?

I am wondering why the TV show Goliath is given its name. I can see hardly any connection between this show and its Biblical reference. Goliath on Wikipeida
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Meaning of the name of the movie Clash of the Titans?

I've seen Immortals and from there I come to know who the Titans were. And in Clash of the Titans, they also showed that Zeus and Hades etc. killed Titans and became gods. After watching the movie I ...
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Why is the movie named “Knight of Cups”?

The Christian Bale movie Knight of Cups (2015) is a drama movie. What is the significance of the movie name as Knight of Cups?
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What does the title of 'Patriot Games' refer to?

I recently watched the film Patriot Games (1992) and I'm not quite clear on what the title refers to, the only real hint I noticed towards it in the movie is a selection of document folders labelled ...
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How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

Alan Turing's biopic is entitled as 'The Imitation Game'. In this movie what has actually been imitated?
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Why is the movie called “The Room”?

I saw this movie recently, it is drama genre. The character called Johnny whose future wife is not faithful and having a illicit relationship with Tommy, Johnny’s best friend.
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Who decides titles for dubbed versions? [duplicate]

As we know, many Hollywood movies are dubbed into non English versions. For example, titles of Star Wars: The Last Jedi are given in different languages. In majority cases, the original title in ...
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Has a TV show ever used the same title for more than one episode?

Most TV series have titles for the individual episodes. They seem to always be unique, but is this actually the case, or is there a show which have used the same title more than once? You might think ...
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What does the title “Phantom Thread” mean?

What does the title "Phantom Thread" mean? Is this some tailor craftsmanship jargon? Or was it referenced in the movie itself?