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Was Keanu Reeves cast due to his past hockey experience?

Keanu Reeves portrays a goalie named Heaver in the 1986 film Youngblood. He was actually an exceptional hockey player in High School and was voted MVP by his fellow teammates and nicknamed "The Wall" ...
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What did Tim Curry say in the movie Congo to Ernie Hudson after being insulted?

I've watched this on TV, and the line in question follows Hudson's remarks about Tim Curry's character doing a lot of good, but only for himself. Tim Curry's character says(what I think he says) "Shut ...
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Are there any versions of Titanic that have the scene missing from the theatrical release?

There is 1 scene that was shown in advertisements where Jack hits what I'm assuming is Caledon(could have been another person in a tux) in a dark watery room. It was a stomach punch that caused the ...
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Are there two versions of The Notebook's ending? If so, why?

Last night, my partner and I watched The Notebook on (UK) Netflix. At the end of the film, Noah climbs into Allie's bed, where they hold hands and talk about miracles. Cut to birds flying over a lake,...
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What was the first occurrence of background music turning out to be diegetic music for comedic purposes?

There are a lot of music which have this joke: The actor moves through a scene with background music playing, when the actor acknowledges the musicians in the scene for comical effect. I think by now ...
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Why did Andy not reveal his plan to Red directly?

Andy left a series of clues for Red to discover. But why couldn't he just tell him all that directly?
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Are there headless wights?

In Game of Thrones, S01E01, we see a White Walker cut off a mans head, But, throughout the whole series I cannot recall a single wight with no head being shown. You ...
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Why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater?

Why does Mark have to move to the Schiaparelli Crater? How does he get there, and what is the problem with that?
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What happened to Thomas Granger?

In Primer there is a secondary character named Thomas Granger that the two main characters Aaron and Abe come in contact with. Apparently he is the father of Abe's girlfriend Rachel and is head of ...
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Does the Orange League not count as an official Pokemon League, making the Alolan League Ash's first-ever win?

Ash Ketchum just won the Alolan League and the Internet is on fire. From Twitter moments to all those articles claiming it to be Ash's first win ever: But my point is, what about the Orange League? I ...
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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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Why did Liz set her watch ahead 7 minutes?

In the movie "Next", with Nicholas Cage, as Cris plans his escape from the Cliffhanger motel, he tells Liz to set her watch ahead by 7 minutes. I figured that would come into play later in the story ...
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What is the material of Spider-Man's “Night Monkey” suit?

What is the material of Spider-Man's "Night Monkey" suit? As we can see in the movie Spider-Man: Far from Home, it protects him from the attack of the drone which I believe was a bullet. Was it ...
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How many AIs have been made by Tony Stark in the MCU?

Tony Stark has made JARVIS and FRIDAY in the MCU. How many other in-universe AIs have been made by him? In Avengers: Age of Ultron it is seen that he chooses FRIDAY from a set of different AIs. ...
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Is it necessary to watch all the previous Rambo films before watching “Rambo: Last Blood”?

I watched first two Rambo films. I wanted to watch Rambo: Last Blood in theatres, is it necessary to watch the other films?
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Are actors contractually obligated to certain things like going nude/ Sensual Scenes/ Gory Scenes?

When an actor is signed for a movie/show/series, they sign contracts for the working relationship of that certain movie/show/series. There is always going to be different scenes/scenarios to be shot ...
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Is there any cameo from previous Step Up films in Step Up: High Water?

I recently finished 2 seasons of Step Up: High Water and I was wondering if I can spot any cameo from Step Up film series in it but failed to do so. Step Up have a trend of cameos of characters from ...
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Why does René refer to Picard as his nephew?

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Family, Captain Picard meets his nephew René when he visits his home on Earth. René says, You're my nephew Jean-Luc. It is seemingly a joke, though ...
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Making a flightless pegasus [on hold]

Is there an episode in the genre of the Twilight Zone or Outerlimits where a scientist was asked to make a pegasus? He was trying to explain to his physics-naive client that he could give a horse ...
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How could Voyager navigate inside the void in “Night”?

How could Voyager navigate inside the starless void? Especially since it was very large. Taking one year to cross. Some sort of inertial navigation maybe?
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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?

Is there a connection between the monster from IT and Gozer the Gozerian from Ghostbusters (1984)? Both are inter-dimensional, shape-shifting monsters who take the shape of whatever their prey thinks ...
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Did Ghost Whisperer reference Charmed?

Binge watching Ghost Whisperer recently, and Season 4, Episode 3 (Ghost in the Machine) revolves around an online social simulation where avatars interact much as they do in real life. During one ...
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Is the Reimagined Battlestar a reboot or a sequel to the Original Battlestar?

The Reimagined Battlestar started as a remake, or reboot (no real difference) to the original Battlestar Galactica. Due to changes in audience expectations, it was grittier, more realistic than the ...
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Who are the masked attackers in Saw 3D?

SPOILER HEREIN At the end of Saw 3D, we see Hoffman finally get his comeuppance at the hands of Dr. Gordon, the original victim. However, when Hoffman is attacked and subdued in the parking lot, ...
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What was Colonel Douglas Mortimer's relation to the woman shown in the photograph in his watch?

In Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More, is Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef's character) the brother of the girl killed by El Indio, or is he her dad, and the girl was in love with her ...
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Exactly where were the flying saucers during the invasion?

I always wondered, when the invasion finally started in the movie Signs, and the swarm of aliens started closing in on the Hesses and their boarded up (from the inside) house, where were their UFOs? ...
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How does Deadpool's mask work?

During this scene we see the gradual evolution of Wade's Deadpool costume. At one point Wade has holes for the eyes but the mask muffles his voice, and then in the next iteration he has white eyes and ...
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Why is Birdman subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance?

Birdman is a movie about a theater play that tells a lot about movies, movie stars, actor and Hollywood. I wonder why it is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Is it meant as ... ...
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How is the audience supposed to follow the story around Daenerys?

I don't know if this is different for other languages of the series. But in the German version of Game of Thrones, the spoken language when the stories come to Daenerys part is neither translated nor ...
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What's the significance of Gaff's 2049 origami?

During his investigation in Blade Runner 2049 Officer K visits an old Gaff in a retirement home. And of course Gaff can't help but make one of his origami figures during the conversation with K. Now ...
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Is Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters a narcissist?

The scientist Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) from Ghostbusters has a very interesting personality, he is always flirting with female clients and is more laid back it seems than the other Ghostbusters. ...
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Is the series suggesting that there were two attackers?

The Netflix series "Unbelievable" follows a story of Marie, who was charged with lying about being raped and the two detectives, who follow a case of a serial rapist. During the series, after ...
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Bottle cap in Back to the Future

In Back to the Future Marty has trouble opening a glass bottle, because he assumes that the bottle can be opened by twisting off the cap, which implies to me, that he has no idea, that he has to use a ...
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How did Marty meet Doc in 1955 after Doc has travelled to 1885?

In Back to the future II, Marty burns the almanac in the bucket and Doc's DeLorean was struck by lightning, causing doc to travel to 1885 accidentally. Then Marty receives a letter from Doc which was ...
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What was the ending of Night Moves about?

The ending of Night Moves came a little abrupt to me. After killing Dena somewhat "accidentally" Josh ends up somewhere in California and casually applies for a job at an outdoor shop, apparently ...
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What did Andolov mean when he told a story to Axelrod about Christmas market in Moscow?

At the end of Billions, Season 3, Episode 9, Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich) tells a story to Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) about the Christmas market in Moscow. He asks a question about what happened ...
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What is the process for a movie getting a song written by a popular artist?

Songs written for movies by well-known artists are quite common, with examples such as Hozier for Tarzan, Ellie Goulding for 50 Shades of Grey and Pink for Charlie's Angels, sometimes going as far as ...
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How are the other games played in Ready or Not?

In the 2019 film, Ready or Not, we learn about a specific game. How were the other games played by this family in similar ceremonies?
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Why does Ash never win a Pokémon League championship?

Lots of fans were angry at the end of Pokémon XY & Z because Ash lost (again) in a championship, this time in Kalos Pokémon League. But why? Is there any reason for the writers to make him lose ...
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Origin of montages with incongruously happy music [on hold]

I'm asking about montages of some criminal or depressing thing that have a happy song underneath them. The first show I remember seeing them on is Breaking Bad, but I've also seen them on Stranger ...
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Did Robert Downey Jr starve himself for Avengers: Endgame or was it CGI?

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony & Nebula are stuck on Titan and later on the Guardians's spaceship, running out of food and water. During the scene in which he records a message to Pepper and when ...
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What is the Chinese Mythology Cinematic Universe?

In posters such as the below, the theatrical release of "Ne Zha" (2019) was promoted in English-speaking markets as "a must-see in the Chinese Mythology Cinematic Universe". But what actually is the ...
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What is the symbolism of the changes of the bride's attire in Ready or Not?

In the 2019 film, Ready or Not, we meet the bride Grace. What is the symbolism here regarding her appearance, specifically with her choices to change it?
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Is this sequence in “Star Trek” (2009) a reference to a Hoth sequence from “The Empire Strikes Back”?

In the Kelvenverse timeline, which begins in Star Trek (2009), there is a sequence where alter-Spock attempts to rid himself and the Enterprise crew of alter-James T. Kirk, after getting off to a ...
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About this scene in Elizabeth Harvest?

In the movie Elizabeth Harvest, there is a scene where Elizabeth enters the forbidden room (this is the second time around). This time she ends up waking the next clone. The next clone wakes up with ...
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Why are there no programmes / playbills for movies?

I feel like with today's movies, it would be easy to fill a small booklet with production notes, pictures and background information. Is there a particular reason why programmes (as available for ...
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How far from reality is 'Black Hawk Down' when a Delta sergeant carries an unsecured weapon during a barbecue?

In a scene from the film Black Hawk Down the soldiers are having a barbecue at the base, and while grabbing some salad a Delta operator is confronted by a Ranger about his "hot" weapon (safety off and ...
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How did Malcolm Crowe not realize something was way off? [duplicate]

Malcolm interacts with nobody but Cole, and when I say nobody, I mean not a single soul. I understand that Malcolm is lonely and possibly doesn't have many friends or anything, but this means that ...
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How is Team Scooby Doo (Mystery Inc.) funded?

Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred usually solve ghost-related abnormal crimes every day, with their Great Dane dog partner Scooby Doo, while traveling across the country (sometimes abroad). They don't ...
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Who is detective Clausen's brother?

In the 7. episode of season 2 we see detective Clausen looking at a photo which I assume was from his youth and standing next to him is his missing brother Alexander. When I saw this scene I thought ...

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