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Can a corporation really adopt a person?

In The Truman Show, a child is adopted by a corporation. Often, people say corporations are legally considered as "people", insofar as tax law is concerned. But I doubt that a corporation can ...
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Is self-defense breaking the Continental rules?

In John Wick, while resting in his room Wick is attacked by Perkins and he must defend himself. As stated by Winston: no business on Continental grounds. Does self-defense count as business? ...
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Why doesn't Raven tell Ben about Dr Sleevemore et al?

I recently rewatched the That's So Raven episodes involving other psychics namely Saving Psychic Raven, Double Vision and Vision Impossible. Here is part of the synopsis of Double Vision from Wiki: ...
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S01E19: Why didn't Elias' men threaten the policemen's family?

In Person of interest episode S01E19, it is seen that Elias' men are following the families of police people of the HR group. It is suggested that they will threaten the families if they will not work ...
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Vito killing Don Fanucci

When Vito kills Don Fanucci in Godfather II, does he have to pay tribute to someone higher in the organization? Or can he just take over Fanucci's neighborhood?
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What is the source of Dr. Dolittle's ability to talk to animals?

In the Dr. Dolittle film series, how does Dolittle talk to animals? Is it just a genetic trait? A gift from God? Alien experimentation? Did one of his ancestors sell his soul to the devil, or get ...
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What did Kylo mean by he has to do something difficult?

Just prior to Kylo Ren says that he has to do something difficult (paraphrasing). Is there more to it other than the simple fact that his father is part of the rebellion?
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Has Carol become unrealistically unhinged?

Carol, the former Babysitter Of The Year, has had an edge to her for some time. However, in the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, titled "JSS", she seems to be bipolar. In one moment she's ...
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Who made Captain America's shield and where did the Vibranium come from?

From the Wikipedia article about Vibranium we know: It is most known for being used in the construction of Captain America's Shield, the vibranium was of an ultra-resilient vibranium-iron alloy ...
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What's the exact problem with Raj?

In The Big Bang Theory, Rajesh Koothrappali is a guy from India who befriended Howard and became friends with Leonard, Sheldon and Penny. Since the very beginning of series, it is shown that Raj has ...
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What does Book of Shadows stands for in title of movie Blair Witch 2?

I want to know what the significance is of "Book of Shadows" in the title of the movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the sequel to The Blair Witch Project . I watched the full movie and did not got ...
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What did alert the officers to save Hyman Roth?

In the Godfather, Part II, Michael Corleone's henchman Bussetta is sent to kill Hyman Roth but he fails because at the last moment a group of officers enter in the room and kill Bussetta. Bussetta ...
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Did Kurt get close to the fire in Backdraft?

Kurt Russell had to, apparently, get up-close and personal with fire in Backdraft (1991)....but did he really? Special effects were pretty advanced back then so it's possible that clever camera ...
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Where were original Batman and Joker before?

Okay so I was watching Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. And it seems the original Batman and Joker were away somewhere for sometime before returning to Gotham of Terry McGinnis. I didn't get to ...
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How was the data transferred across galaxies?

In Interstellar, they have shown that the astronauts Mann, Miller and Edmunds were sending signals to NASA(Earth) through their beacons. Also NASA is able to send videos recorded on earth to Cooper ...
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Why are these people in Winterfell for so long?

We see that for most (all?) of season 7 of Game of Thrones, the Stark bannermen and the Lord(s?) of the Vale are stationed in Winterfell. Why? Don't they have their castles/holds to tend to? In "...
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Why Aslam Khan character was introduced when he had no further siginificance?

In Baahubali: The Beginning, Persian warrior Aslam Khan was shown but why didn't he have a role in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion? What is the significance of his scene with Kattappa when he was never ...
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Call Sauls phone number seems real?

In season 3 episode 5 in the opening credits there is a shot of a bus bench with a Better Call Saul and the phone number is (505) 503-4455, instead of a 555 number, anyone ever call Saul?
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Did DC officials ever acknowledge the term “Arrowverse” for their canon universe?

Did officials ever confirm or acknowledge the term Arrowverse for their DC shows (consisting of Arrow, The Flash, Vixen and Legends of Tomorrow)? "Arrowverse" and "Flarrow/Flarrowverse" were famous ...
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Why does Tom not want to leave even if his son is dying?

Quick recap of Tom's life in Interstellar: everyone he loves dies. He loses his mother, his father, his first son and his grandfather. After his dad spends Tom's childhood making it clear he prefers ...
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Why doesn't the Flash have lightning fast reactions?

This has bothered me for a while now in The Flash. Barry can run faster than anyone or anything and while running, he almost never bumps into anything. You would assume you need a super fast reaction ...
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When did Spider-Man get his mechanical web thrower?

Peter Parker was bitten by a spider. Since then (after some biological advancements), Spider-Man was able to throw web-ropes for swinging and whatever purposes. It was Spider-Man 2 when it was still ...
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Where did Thanos go at the end of the movie?

Where is Thanos at the end of the Avengers: Infinity War...since it's apparently not Titan?
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What creates the “soap opera” look? Is it the same thing as HFR movies? [duplicate]

Soap operas have a distinctive look to them in terms of motion and feel. It's a bit difficult to describe. What exactly creates this look? I have heard it compared to High Frame Rate (HFR) films ...
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Why do some characters call the Machine “she”?

On Person of Interest, most people on Team Machine refer to it as "she". To me, that's sort of clear for Root, not so clear for Finch and even less clear for others. Why do they do that? P.S. I don't ...
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Are the brands worn by the stars in a movie part of promotions?

Are the products of different famous brands like 'Converse', 'Nike', 'Diesel', 'Calvin klein' (to name a few), be it shoes or clothes, worn by the stars in Hollywood movies part of advertisement. Does ...
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What languages are spoken by the aborigines, and where are those villages?

In the film 'Tracks', Robyn Davidson passes along a number of villages. In one of the villages, a group of women do singing/dancing for her. In another, someone accompanies her through sacred land. ...
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Was Roohdaar intended to be the replacement of Hamlet's father's ghost?

In the film Haider, as I mentioned in another question, supernatural elements were avoided in the film in comparison to Hamlet which it is based on. But there was one character named Roohdaar, which ...
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What was the salary of an IMF agent?

In Mission Impossible 1, Ethan is being suspected of being a mole because his dad's farm has $127,000 in their bank account. A high-end programmer, among other jobs, make close to that much in a year ...
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What does the incorporation of Neptune imply?

In the second season of Veronica Mars the topic of incorporation of Neptune comes up. I am not from the US so this concept is alien to me. Can someone explain what this means in this context?
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Why does Joss Whedon use the same actors so frequently?

When I watch Joss Whedon's shows I'm very aware of how often the same actors appear. Here's a quick list of ones I've spotted. Eliza Dushku - Dollhouse and Buffy/Angel Alexis Denisof - Buffy/Angel ...
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Hindu names for Muslim characters in “Master of None”

Why did Aziz Ansari choose Hindu names (Dev and his father Ramesh) for Indian Muslim characters in "Master of None"?
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What is the reason for making “Human Centipede 2” in black and white?

As per Tom Six's claim for Human Centipede 2 to make it more graphic and disturbing, making the first film seem like "My Little Pony compared with part two." So why make it in black and white? What ...
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Can we guess the religion or caste of Naseeruddin Shah's character in the movie “A Wednesday”?

The lead character in A Wednesday does say that he won't reveal his name, but I guess there are subtle clues about his identities. Has anyone given thought in that direction?
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Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Time Stone on Thanos?

There's another question called Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Time Stone to prevent Thanos from claiming other Infinity Stones?. This question is totally unrelated and was thought up before I ...
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A car working without fuel in the last episode of Fargo S3? [closed]

In the last episode of Fargo 3rd season, we see Emmit Stussy running out of fuel. But, after the action I won't describe to not spoil anyone, he entered his car and ... it worked again, magically. My ...
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What is the origin of the visions of Walt, that Shannon experiences?

After the raft burns, Shannon sees twice Walt. My first thought would be that this would be the Man In Black, trying to get her killed, but it has been established that he can only morph into people ...
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How does PK know better than Jaggu?

In PK movie, PK knows about Jaggu's boyfriend that he didn't cheat/left her in Belgium. But PK only read the mind of Jaggu. PK didn't know about Tapasvi's lies. How does he know that Sarfaraz still ...
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Why are both Blade Runner films largely shot in darkness?

I watched both the Blade Runner movies today. A few significant things I come across were that 90% of both of the movies' scenes are night scenes. Why did both the directors choose to direct so many ...
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Why do they change the storyline?

Why do producers change the storyline when they take a book/comic book and make it into a movie/ TV show? I mean, I've been watching the walking dead since 2010 and I recently read all the comic book ...
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Can Asgardian Gods die?

In Avengers, Loki drops Thor from a ship 30k feet above the ground and says: The humans think us immortal. Should we test that? In Thor: Ragnarok, So, can Asgardian Gods die in the MCU or are ...
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Why is Hugh Jackman not going to continue to portray Wolverine?

According to several news sources, Hugh Jackman has decided not to continue to play Wolverine in films after the upcoming The Wolverine sequel: Hugh Jackman Will Play Wolverine “One Last Time”: Is ...
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What is the green background? (“green screen”)

What do you call the green backgrounds which are used to create CGI backgrounds, weather reports etc. Why is green color always used?
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How did they film Anakin SkyWalker racing in his podracer at that speed?

In Star Wars-The Phantom Menace, we know in the podrace that there are several competitors. We know that that Anakin's podracer can travel to a speed of up to 895 km/h (I think that is the maximum ...
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Were the Gotham Rogue football team real football players?

I heard the Gotham Rogue football team in The Dark Knight Rises were billed as actual football players, but they were just actors. Is this true?
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Why and how did sherlock fake his death? [duplicate]

At the end of the second season of Sherlock (from BBC 1), we see that sherlock tries to fake his death. The next session begins with an explanation of his method (using a rope and Moriarty's corpse). ...
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How many different endings does Sholay have?

How many different endings does the movie Sholay have? I know of one in the ending of which Thakur uses a shoe containing nails to destroy Gabbar's hand. There is definitely a second one which I have ...
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What was Cynthia's (the dead girl) role in the drug operations in 22 Jump Street?

In the movie 22 Jump Street, Jencko & Smidth go again as undercover cops at a college where a girl named Cynthia has died. Early on, they have a photo of Cynthia & the drug dealer. Later on ...
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In Oblivion how can Jack and Victoria live in the sky?

In Oblivion, Jack and Victoria live in some sort of flying/floating house which as far as i could tell was positioned very high up above the clouds. Then later on in the film Victoria goes skinny ...
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Is it realistic that the guy that falls down in the Raptors cage survived?

In Jurassic World, in the raptors cage scene (where Owen interacts with the raptors), a guy falls down in the cage trying to catch the little pig that is running around. That guy falls down from a ...

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