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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 he was accused of. Red is redeemed in the sense that he ...
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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 fears. ...
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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 muffled his voice and then in the next iteration he has white eyes and ...
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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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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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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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Origin of montages with incongruously happy music

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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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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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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Eli Cohen's Spanish in the 'The Spy'

In 'The Spy', Mossad agent Eli Cohen moves to Argentina before heading off to Syria. The role he has to play is someone who has been brought up in Syria's Argentinian community. Did he speak Spanish ...
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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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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 do different directors work together on a single episode?

I know why there are several reasons for hiring different directors for different episodes. (Eg: some directors are better at action scenes and other at drama) But I wanna know how do they do it? ...
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What is the relevance of the algae dripping liquid?

Close to the end of the movie Aniara, there is a specific shot of maybe a few seconds that clearly have been added intentionally, but I'm not sure I understand the meaning fully. There is no further ...
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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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Louis's reaction to his wife's pregnancy

How do you think Louis reacted when he found out that his wife was pregnant in Interview with the Vampire? After the way he behaves with Claudia he seemed to be a very caring father. In the scenario ...
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Is Raymond Reddington actually Elizabeth Keens father?

I just watched the last episode of season 5 of The Blacklist. I don't quite understand how the DNA test from season 4 could come out as true if the imposter Raymond Reddington isn't actually her ...
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Is there another scene with a 4-handed Humanoid in The Terminator?

This post shows an image where a specific model of the Humanoid Hunter Killer has 4 hands: which is something I hadn't notice. Are there any other appearances of a Humanoid (any model) with 4 hands ...
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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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What kind of tiles or flooring was there in Ted's Bathroom? [on hold]

In one of the episodes Skyler White went crazy over the tiles in the Ted Beneke's bathroom. Does anyone know what kind of flooring was that?
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Why did one pirate die when another broke off a stalactite?

Towards the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides when Jack, Blackbeard, and other pirates are walking through the cave, one of the pirates breaks off a stalactite and immediately another ...
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Sentenced to the Army- does this ever happen in real life? [on hold]

In some movies and TV programs when a character is convicted of a crime (though not necessarily guilty), instead of sending them to prison the judge sentences the character to serve in the military. ...
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In “Descent” why did the renegade Borg retrieve their dead the first time, but in the second attack, they didn't?

In the beginning of the episode "Descent" from Star Trek: The Next Generation, when they fight the Federation on their (Federation's) outpost, they did what Borg usually do with their dead, but in the ...
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How did Walt poison Brock? Does the little boy know that Mr. Walt poisoned him? [duplicate]

During Breaking Bad Walt poisoned the little boy Brock using Lily Of The Valley but it's not clarified how and when he did that. I was wondering because Brock's behaviour around Mr. White was a bit ...
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If Hugh was not given back to the Borg, what did the Borg scout ship plan to do? [closed]

I always felt this episode was more a sequel to "Q Who" than "Best of Both Worlds" (and as a result creepy) simply because I always got the intention that the Borg were going to destroy the Enterprise ...
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Which people get paid in Million Dollar Listing?

The reality TV series Million Dollar Listing shows a lot of people: the main real estate agents agents that they negotiate with agents who come to their open houses real estate developers clients and ...
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What was Lucy doing to try to describe rice to her mother-in-law?

In one episode of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy, Lucy's mother-in-law arrives from Cuba to visit Lucy and Ricky. In one scene, Lucy is alone with her mother-in-law. Unfortunately, Lucy can't speak ...
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Why do the horsemen bother passing the item from one to another while being searched?

In Now You See Me 2, the main characters need to steal a card from a secured vault. At some point, each of them is searched for the stolen item and each performs a nifty collection of tricks to keep ...
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What happens when two bullets strike each other?

In Preacher S04E01 during the fight between Lara and Tulip, they shot each other and their bullet strike each other and fall down. Is this depiction realistic? Can this happen in the same way in ...
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Why was Karl attracted to Danny in the game?

In S05E01 of Black Mirror, Danny and his friend Karl play a VR fighting game where one of them is a girl (Karl) and the other is a guy (Danny). Within just a few minutes of their second time playing,...
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Peter Sellers dancing “mambo italiano” [closed]

I recently saw this famous scene from "Pane amore e..." where Sophia Loren dances with Vittorio De Sica: I'm pretty sure to remember this same scene (with the same ...
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Why is Annalise Keating scared to death about her adoption secret being revealed?

I am watching the fifth season of How to get away with murder. I am a bit lost with why Annalise Keating and her allies (students and friends) are worried about her adoption secret being revealed. I ...
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Why didn't Jim's hair and beard grow during hibernation?

In Passengers, why didn't Jim's hair and beard growing? Even after we die, beards and nails are supposed to grow?
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Do they still use tiger roars in the 2019 “Lion King” movie?

In the original Lion King movie, the lion's roars (or at least Mufasa's) was not actually a lion's roar; it was a combination of other sounds. From the wikia: The roar that Mufasa roars offscreen ...
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Has there ever been a TV show VHS/DVD/bluray/4K release in THX?

I'm wondering. We know movies get THX remasters all the time. But what about TV shows? Has there ever been a TV show release in THX?
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Why did the Borg ignore the rest of the Enterprise-D?

I understand why they kidnapped Picard, but why did the Borg ignore the rest of the Enterprise-D in the Star Trek TNG episode "BOBW"? Why not assimilate all on the ship? They only assimilate Picard.
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Were the Borg originally their own race, before assimilation started?

Part of what makes the Star Trek TNG episode "I, Borg" so confusing for me is that the Borg in their first episode, "Q Who", seemed like their own species. Half robot, half biological entity race. ...
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Why does the protagonist write from left to right?

Note: This Question does not contain much of a spoiler, as it is from S1E1, but answers might, so please declare if so. In The Spy, in one of the early scenes, the protagonist is shown in a prison ...
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What lullaby do the mothers sing in Better Than Us? [closed]

In Netflix's Better Than Us, what lullaby are the mothers singing? Where can I find an English translation?
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Was the later description of the Borg nursery a retcon?

In their first ever appearance, in "Q Who", from TNG it kinda was made clear that the Borg were born as biological entities, later to have implants. In Voyager ("Collective" and "Unimatrix") they ...
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On what story arc is the Swamp Thing based on?

On which story arc the Swamp Thing (2019) series on DC streaming based? It shows the story of Alec Holland but in the comics the story is different. So, what are the changes made for the series?
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How was the captain of the spaceship in Passengers awake all throughout from the start of their journey?

The captain of the spaceship in Passengers suddenly comes in out of nowhere to complain about a tree being planted.Was the captain inside a pod or was he awake throughout?
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What's the significance of the trucks in these scenes?

In the episode Bleak City from Preacher (Season 4 episode 5) there are 2 scenes that caught my eye: When Jesse is driving out of the parking lot a truck comes unexpectedly from one side, he suddenly ...
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Did Picard get in trouble when he was in command of the Stargazer and lost his ship?

I always wondered if the gap between his time as Captain of the Stargazer and Captain of the Enterprise was because he was barred from captaincy.
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Why was the actor for Ned on Ghost Whisperer replaced?

In season 3 of Ghost Whisperer, the character Ned (Son of Melinda's co-worker Delia Banks, originally played by Tyler Patrick Jones was replaced by Christoph Sanders. Given that there is a very ...
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The Last Kingdom: how does this character end up at this location?

In The Last Kingdom S1E8, Uhtred discovers his infant son dead and buried at his farmstead. How did the child end up (back) at the farmstead? Unless I missed something, the last time the child was ...
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Is there a term for shows where each episode has a different setting

There are some shows where each episode feature a new setting with some unique attribute. Examples include Doctor Who or Star Trek (which have a recurring cast), and Twilight Zone or Black Mirror (...
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In what order to watch X-Men movies for the first time? [duplicate]

I haven’t watched the X-Men movies at all and don’t know anything about the plot or the characters, that being said what is the best order to watch the movies?
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Who is the guy on Abso Lutely Productions vanity card?

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are comedians with lots of shows on Adult Swim. Their production company is Abso Lutely Productions. Their shows often have a vanity card at the end of an episode. In ...

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