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Why does Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse have the Comics Code Authority logo at the start?

At the start of Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse the logo for the Comics Code Authority is shown. Reading their wiki page, it seems like they have been defunct for a decade. So why is it shown now? ...
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Beth's death in Black Swan

In Black Swan, when Nina visits the previous main dancer, Beth, in hospital, she stabs her face with the nail file, but then Nina sees herself in her. And when Nina runs out, she sees the file in her ...
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What was the purpose of “sugar coating” the last episode of the second season of “The Good Doctor”?

The oldest trick in the book of a tv show director is to create cliffhangers: if the viewers will be anxious to know "what happens next", the show will live to the next season. Yet the last episode ...
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British terminology in “Away from it All”

In the narration of Monty Python's short, Away from it All, there is some British terminology and accents that I can't understand. I have marked the parts I can't understand as question marks: [...
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Were the survivors the originals or their tethered counterparts?

Ok, so while it is clearly explained in Jordan Peele's Us (2019) that Adelaide got switched with her tethered counterpart as a child, what about her children? Were they weird just because they were ...
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Why hasn't the MCRN done anything to get the Rocinante back?

If you were to "salvage" a U.S. Navy Submarine with nukes, the U.S. government would, without doubt, either "seize" or destroy it. Even if you were going to use it to save the world. So why is it ...
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How old was Carl in The Walking Dead?

According to the The Walking Dead wiki Carl was 12 years old when the show started, although the actor was 10-11 at the time. How old is Carl when season 8 started? He has a visible beard by then and ...
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What past is Rez referring to?

In A Star is Born, Jake Jack, whose wife wants him to be in her performance, was met by Rez: Rez: Just by staying married to you, she looks like a joke. It's embarrassing. Let's be honest, we ...
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Why is the king of Narnia a lion and not a human? [closed]

In the movie The Chronicles of Narnia, why did the producer make Aslan, The King of Narnia a lion, and not a human? Aslan is depicted as a talking lion and is described as the King of Beasts; the son ...
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What's the meaning of the scene when governor's wife carries eight cups of coffee during the speech of Governor Morris in Ides of March?

At time 1:29:30 you can see a woman (Cindy Morris, governor's wife) carrying eight cups of coffee, whilst in the background you can hear the Governor's speech. My question is what's the meaning/...
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Were the sets of the 1964 movie “Mary Poppins” intended to look like a Broadway Show?

I once heard someone say that the filmmakers of Mary Poppins (1964) didn't try to make the sets look real and that they wanted the sets to look like they were straight out of a Broadway stage show, ...
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How did the Tesseract end up with Mar Vell? [duplicate]

In the end of Captain America, Tony Stark's father retrieves the Tesseract. In Captain Marvel we are shown that Lady Marvel was working with the Tesseract. How does the Tesseract go from Mr.Stark to ...
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Why is geo-restriction used in USA? [closed]

I'd like to know why some movies and TV shows are geo-restricted. I read some reasons on the internet about geo-restrictions in general but I would like to learn why it is very strict when it comes to ...
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Why the lead characters use different names?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the upcoming film of Quentin Tarantino. It weaves "multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age." In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio'...
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June's behavior with the Waterfords

Spoilers for the first 2 seasons of The Handmaid's Tale. There are several instances in the show when I cannot explain June's behavior. But the one that seems most inexplicable is the one at the very ...
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Is Billy Batson the first (only) Shazam?

Just a passing fan, but couldn't find the answer out on the internet. Was there a Shazam prior to Billy Batson? Did anyone come after Billy Batson, (in comics or tpb)? NOTE: I don't count the Amalgam ...
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What kind of animals are the Animaniacs supposed to be?

The Animaniacs in their titular show are three characters who vaguely resemble Mickey Mouse or Oswald Rabbit. What animals are they supposed to be? Mice? Rabbits? Something else?
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Why did the first Predator come to Earth?

In the movie Predator (1987), why did the predator come to Earth? I only know a little bit about Predator lore/fandom. Was he hunting for a rite of passage? Was he already an established hunter and ...
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How were both Plan A and Plan B supposed to work together?

From what we see in the movie Interstellar and from this answer, it seems that both Plan A and Plan B were implemented. Now, considering that humans who survived from Earth, would ultimately have to ...
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Why Shazam when there is already Superman?

I am asking this question based on the trailers of the film. As from the trailers, we know that Shazam is pretty much like Superman in terms of superpowers. He can fly, he is bulletproof, has super-...
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Was Plan B in Interstellar carried out?

In Interstellar, it was proposed that if Plan A of evacuating the humans on Earth does not work out, they would have to colonize a new planet using the frozen human embryos. But since the evacuation ...
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What does the ending of “The Favourite” mean?

I am trying to understand what happened at the end of "The Favourite":
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What agency were Nick Fury and Agent Coulson working for in Captain Marvel?

From the way Nick Fury and Agent Coulson were presented in Captain Marvel, it appears that S.H.I.E.L.D. hadn't been established yet. In fact, it was only until the end of the film that the concept of ...
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Why can't Parzival drive the car in forward in the first level?

In the movie Ready Player One, after Parzival finds out to go backwards in the Level 1 game, why can't he make a U-Turn and drive the car in forward direction. Why he has to risk driving the car ...
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What is the significance of multiple match cuts in Bad Times at the El Royale?

I have seen multiple match cuts in Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). This is one of the match cut used in the movie: What is the significance of these multiple match cuts?
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Would Harry Potter have been a Master of Death? [closed]

Harry Potter had the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, and Invisibility Cloak. If he hadn't broken the wand and left the stone in the Forbidden Forest, would he have become a Master of Death?
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Camera Movements in Roma

According to Alfonso Cuarón, the scene in which Cleo is turning off the lights contains 45 different camera positions. Why couldn't he do the scene simply with a 360-degree panning shot? Has he ...
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What happened to the fourth assassin in Rush Hour 3?

At the beginning of Rush Hour 3 there are 4 assassins that come to try to kill ambassador Han. Two were shot and killed and another was taken into custody, but nothing was ever shown to the other one. ...
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Why does the Persian emissary display a string of crowned skulls?

In 300, when the Persian emissary arrives on horseback, he displays a string of crowned skulls, which are otherwise unexplained. What is the meaning of this?
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What is the meaning of the Latin exchange between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo in Tombstone?

In Tombstone (1993) Doc Holliday played by Val Kilmer and Johnny Ringo played by Michael Biehn have an unsubtitled exchange in Latin. What are they saying, and what ...
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Does XXXX have a name in the movie? [duplicate]

In Layer Cake, I understand that we, the audience, do not know XXXX's real name (and it doesn't seem like we could know it, via hints in the movie, etc.). However, XXXX does have a name that the ...
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Who is the guy holding a big axe in “Captain Marvel”? Does he have any connection to anything else?

I just watched Captain Marvel and was confused and didn’t know who this guy with a big axe is. Is there any connections to a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy?
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Why does Skrull's clothing not return to their original form when they die?

How come when a Skrull dies they change back to their natural form but their clothing does not? In Captain Marvel, when Fury crashes the car, a Skrull dies and changes back to their original form ...
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Why does Surtur say that Thor is Asgard's doom?

At the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok Surtur tells Thor, "I am Asgard's doom and so are you". Isn't Thor the good guy? Then why does Surtur say this?
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Why would Doc-Ock program in AI into the arms?

In Spider-Man 2, Doc Ock goes rather insane, partially influenced by the arms begging to take control of his mind. When he is first shown with the arms, he explains that he keeps his mind separate ...
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Does Adaline say why she has to leave the city at the beginning?

Can you tell what Adaline says to Ellis why she is leaving the city at the beginning of The Age of Adaline? I am not talking about the time when she runs away from his parents' house, but about the ...
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In the 1924 version of The Thief of Bagdad, no character is named, right?

Are any characters in the 1924 version of The Thief of Bagdad named? I'm finding contradicting information on this. Wikipedia gives names to characters, but TVTropes doesn't and a quick skim of the ...
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What is the relevance of the 'You're So Cool, Brewster!' line in 'Fright Night'?

Most people know it, it is a well known line from the cult classic Fright Night (1985). As a non-native English speaker, I can't understand what makes this ...
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Travel in Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp

From the movie Ant-Man we know that Janet Van Dyke got inside the missile which was lost in the sea. The duo undertook many S.H.I.E.L.D. operations, until a mission in 1987 to disarm a Soviet ...
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What did it mean to hand over a cat drawing in “Holmes and Watson”?

In Holmes and Watson (2018), Millie hands over a drawing of a cat to Sherlock to which he reacts as if it was an insult. I cannot figure out what it actually meant.
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What would the formal narrative structure be for a movie that starts and ends in present time but the rest is sort of internal monologue?

My daughter is making a short (6min) dance movie for her final school project, and she's having trouble figuring out what the formal narrative structure would be, and isn't getting much help from her ...
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What is the history of the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking into account the events of 'Captain Marvel'?

The 'Captain Marvel' movie is set in the 1990s, injecting into the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). A key plot point is the use of the Tesseract as (once again) a power source. The ...
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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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Why doesn't Tony Stark get hurt by the inside of his Iron Man suit?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Tony Stark repeatedly falls from a great height. Tony survives! Tony gets hit by a rocket. Tony survives! But that is from the outside. But how does the Iron Man suit ...
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The Flash S5 - What's the point of Nora in 2049?

Okay, so in The Flash, Season 5, we see Nora travel to to other times, specifically 2049. I have no problem with this, as all seasons have dealt with time travel in some way or another (except maybe ...
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How much time passes during Trainspotting?

In the film version of "Trainspotting" how much time elapses from the beginning of the film, the 5-a-side match, and Renton walking away into the distance? I don't know if the book itself follows a ...
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Terminator 'hunter killers' phrase vs 2018 movie titled “Hunter Killer”

In The Terminator (1984), Kyle Reese uses the expression "HK", which he explains stands for "hunter killers". Fast forward to 2018, when the action movie Hunter Killer is released. Wikipedia lists ...
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Does Tom Ellis perform his own musical numbers?

In the TV series Lucifer, the devil is played by Tom Ellis. His character runs a night club and he sometimes plays the piano and sings. There are even some episodes where he does this in other ...
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How come the ground shook for days after the bombing raids?

In The Nun father Anthony Burke encounters a damaged castle and asks Frenchie: Father Anthony Burke: A result of the war? Frenchie: Bombing raids, yes. I've heard stories of how the ground ...
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What is the MCU film “Critical Path” to get proper backstory before watching Avengers: Endgame? [duplicate]

I'm a casual Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film fan and have probably watched about a third of the MCU films that came out since Iron Man (2008). Is there a "Critical Path" of MCU films I should ...

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