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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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How was Carlo's plan supposed to work?

In The Godfather, Carlo beats Connie, apparently knowing that this would cause her to call Sonny, who would drive over in a rage and have to pass through the toll-booth where the assassins would be ...
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Why does SkekMal not appear to need the crystal to remain alive?

In episode 4 of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the Chamberlain calls for the assistance of a previously unshown Skesis named SkekMal (The Hunter) who appears to live out in the woods and from ...
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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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The metaphor of greenhouse in Burning (2018)

Lee Chang-dong's Burning (2018) left me puzzled about the whole greenhouse burning business. Ben talks about metaphors and his strange hobby of burning greenhouses every two months or so. After ...
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Why does Hannibal Lecter look away when talking to Clarice about her father's death and her childhood but looks her in the eye otherwise?

In The Silence of the Lambs, why does Hannibal Lecter look away when talking to Clarice about her father's death and her childhood but looks her in the eye otherwise? In fact, in another scene in the ...
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Was the wedding real in The Farewell?

In The Farewell (2019), the main character's cousin has a wedding as an excuse for the whole family to get back together in China. Was it a real wedding (as in a legal marriage) or was it just an ...
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Can Barbossa be resurrected/saved?

In Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No tales, Héctor Barbossa kills himself and so he can save his daughter from Salazar. Since he didn’t have time to promote someone to Captain he should be ...
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Why does Rick Deckard farm bees? [duplicate]

In Blade Runner 2049, when K is walking through the ruins of Las Vegas, he finds a small honey farm--overcrowded, swarming with the bees, as if not touched very often. The film as it unfolds after ...
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Denzel's Russian in “The Equalizer”

Can anyone tell me what Denzel says to the Russian mobster (at 33:11), after shoving the corkscrew through his lower jaw up to his mouth, and after counting "1/1000"? He says something which I ...
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Why does del Toro place his left hand's index finger on his pistol, as he shoots multiple rounds?

The following screenshot hails from the movie Sicario: Day of the Soldado, where Benicio del Toro's character puts his left index finger on the pistol as he shoots multiple rounds. I know little of ...
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Were the childhood scenes from IT Chapter Two filmed at the same time as the first film?

There are a number of flashback scenes in IT Chapter Two (2019) which show additional details about the events 27 years ago. As I watched the film I noticed just how much the kids looked just like ...
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Is Dwight truly ignorant?

In 9x22 "A.A.R.M" of The Office, when Dwight asks Jim to perform a test, only to be deferred to his assistant's assistant (himself), he gladly accepts the responsibility: Jim: But don't worry, he's ...
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How did the past Thanos sense something was wrong and hence felt the need to read past Nebula's mind?

In Avengers: Endgame, future Nebula goes back in time to bring into effect the Avenger's plan. The minds of past and future Nebula are connected by quantum entanglement (maybe). So past Thanos gained ...
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Is there a racial aspect to Max Cady's crusade?

During the 1991 version of Cape Fear Max Cady repeatedly insults his opponents as "white", as if to make a distinction between them and himself. This always confused me a little, since ethnically he ...
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Why is the almighty force called Phoenix Force?

In the movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix the almighty force is known as Phoenix force, why is it named as such? The name of the force is also the inspiration for the name of the movie. What are its ...
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The baby in “The Wind”

In the movie The Wind (2018), whose baby was Emma carrying? We're shown that Lizzy kills Emma, but was this because Lizzy was going crazy or was Emma actually sleeping around with Isaac?
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What is the first movie to use a VCR (or recording device) to trick an adversary?

I was watching "Columbo: Playback", and the murderer uses a video security system to cover up a murder. It got me thinking, what was the first movie to use video playback to trick another character? ...
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Do other-language dubs rerecord sound effects?

I was watching a Spanish version of "Circle of Life" from The Lion King (1994) and noticed that Simba's sneeze-- presumably recorded by Jonathan Taylor Thomas-- sounded the same. When dubbing a movie ...
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Why did Genesis work in this case?

In Preacher s02e06, Jesse parts with Right after the loss, in the same episode, he successfully uses Genesis to give orders to the Saint of Killers. In the next several episodes, unless I'm ...
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How could Jesse do this?

Over the four seasons of Preacher, we are given a pretty good idea of how Genesis works and what it can and cannot do: Genesis is not a genie and cannot just bend the reality according to its host's ...
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What did Bruce mean by 'same rules apply'?

In Filth, what did the last 'same rules apply' mean? During the movie whenever he used the phrase, I understood this phrase by associating it with the consequence i.e. `the games' and not the actual ...
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Why did Frankie Valli sing “Silhouettes” in Jersey Boys?

Near the beginning of the movie, Tommy, Frankie, and a third guy are stealing a safe from somewhere. Tommy instructs Frankie to sing "Silhouettes". I initially thought that Frankie was a lookout and ...
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Can Black Panther’s suit repair itself (without having to be worn)?

I’m doing a science project, and I’m trying to find a creative example of a non-living thing that can repair itself. I was wondering if anyone knew that if Black Panther’s suit, by itself, can repair/...
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Did “Dirty Harry” feel lucky?

In a famous scene of Dirty Harry, Inspector Harry Callahan stops a bank heist very nonchalantly using deadly force. Near the end of the scene, Harry dry-fires his revolver at one of the robbers. ...
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Do late night shows inform celebrities who their co-guests are going to be so they can agree to appear on the show with them?

I got thinking about this ever since I saw an old Letterman video featuring Howard Stern, in which Howard gave an account of how he had a conflict with Sharon Stone the last time he was on the show. ...
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What was the name of the mysterious organization they sometimes referred to?

In the TV show the The A-Team, there was a mysterious organization they sometimes referred to. I can't remember if they worked for that organization but it was called something a bit like "The ...
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Is Michael Scofield imitating someone when he utters the phrase “The ocean is your frontyard”?

In Prison Break S04E04, titled "Eagles and Angels", Michael and Sara are talking just outside the depot in the shipyard. Michael utters the phrase "The ocean is your frontyard" with a voice other ...
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Was Nobby Cook a real comedian or was he created for the movie? [duplicate]

Just watched the Stan and Ollie biopic, a character called Nobby Cook is mentioned. Was he a real comedian in the 50's or just made up for the film?
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Why did Rose not know Where Berta Lived?

In S01E04, Berta the housekeeper angrily leaves Charlie because his annoying Brother Alan is living with him now. Of course Charlie and Berta are used to each other's specific habits and a change in ...
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Predestination Paradox [closed]

If this is a paradox such as the grandfather paradox, where does the cycle start? Where can it be broken? Specifically, why does Jane, who is her own mother and father, not recognize her lover’s face ...
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How did Klingons go from being an evil, arrogant, aggressive race to their current portrayal as honorable?

In TOS, they were total smug jerks who, if they wanted to oppress you, they did it, and showed no regard for anyone. They thought they were superior to the Federation and Romulans. Yet by 1987, they ...
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Why did “Star Trek: The Next Generation” become more militaristic in later seasons?

I always wondered why Star Trek: The Next Generation took a formula of being militaristic (and the scores got more militaristic too) in later seasons? I'm thinking "Best of Both Worlds" and "The ...
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Is this scene true or a daydream?

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, there is a segment where Cliff goes to the set, gets the job and eventually fights Bruce Lee, which makes him get fired. After that, he is shown fixing the antenna,...
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What happened to the Grail Knight?

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, we see the Knight wave goodbye to group as the cave itself is collapsing, but the structure is still standing in the end. Did the Knight get crushed, or does he ...
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Punishment for wrath in se7en [duplicate]

In the climax of se7en movie, John Doe says he envied Mills and his wife for living a happy life so he wants Mills to kill him for committing that sin. Moments before Mills shot John, John utters "...
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Why didn't Holly get angry with Dwight about this prank?

In The Office episode where Dwight "pranked" Holly into thinking that Kevin is "special", why didn't she get angry at Dwight and confront him for what he has done to her?
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Why there are construction cranes on apparently completed buildings in New York?

I'm just curious about one thing in The Amazing Spider-Man. There are construction cranes on the rooftops of a number of buildings in New York, which Spider-Man uses to swing across the city. Why are ...
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Why setting up Alex with an escort?

When Danny finds dead Alex's body in London Spy, the police is quick to blame his death to a "BDSM session gone wrong". There is plenty of proof that Alex was a hardcore masochist, including a card ...
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Why does Walt punch the towel dispenser in S2E09?

In 4 Days Out, 9th episode of the 2nd season of Breaking Bad, Walt and his family are told by his doctor that his cancer is in remission, which is obviously a very happy moment for his family. Walt is ...
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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?

Following the events of Deckard's abduction in Blade Runner 2049, K meets the revolution, then is sent home. However, he is seen walking somewhat forlornly, apparently lost in thought, making his ...
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Were the Na'vi ordered to kill Avatars?

In Avatar, I don't understand why Neytiri was going to kill Jake. Considering this, Avatars regularly went on day time field trips They carried weapons b/c the wildlife was the main threat There was ...
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Why does Danny shed a tear?

Why does Danny shed a tear in American History X? This occurs after he remembers what his father was telling Derek. It's very moving because you see in the memory, Danny doesn't agree with what his ...
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Is Satine's Pink Diamond Dress inspired by Glinda's Dress from The Wizard of Oz?

In Baz Luhrmann's 2001 tragic romantic musical extravaganza, Moulin Rouge, there is one number in particular when Satine (Nichole Kidman) performs and she is wearing a very light pink with silver ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark protect himself from the power of the Infinity Stones?

In Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark sacrifices himself by snapping fingers while wearing all Infinity Stones. He knew that this move would be fatal to him. On the other hand, the Infinity Stones provide ...
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To which country did MiGs in Top Gun belong?

In Top Gun, a US warship is placed in the Indian Ocean. In the opening and climax of the movie, US fighter planes are in a dogfight with MiGs, but the country is not revealed. Why was a US warship ...

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