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Origin of nickname “River Lily”?

What's the origin of the nickname "River Lily" that Ego called Meredith? He refers to this nickname at least twice in the movie, so I suspect it has a special origin. Does it come from somewhere ...
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What parameters are considered for deciding a movie's “close date”

On this page on boxofficemojo, There is a mention of a close date. I understand that this date is the cutoff date for counting box office sales but what parameters are considered for deciding this ...
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What's going on with 2 Majors mirroring each other?

In a scene where Major goes home (I think) to have a moment to herself, there is also a double (or a "holographic" copy) copying her movements but not like in a mirror, but rather both moving each one'...
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Judge Doom and the Wicked Witch of the West sound the same when they melt

At the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the villain Judge Doom gets to take his own medicine: he gets doused with the toon-destroying Dip that he'd produced for use on Toontown. The sound effect of ...
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Do we ever get a clue as to the initials H.W. or was this his given name by his biological father?

In There Will Be Blood, do we ever find out (explicitly, or implicitly) the meaning of the initials H.W. (as in Daniel's son, H.W. Plainview)? Are there any allusions to the meaning or origin of ...
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How come there isn't a scene showing the four other kids exiting the factory?

I've always wondered why there isn't a scene of the other four bad kids exiting the factory towards the end of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I know Wonka says "When they leave here they'll be ...
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Why did Megatron think cyberforming the earth was a good idea?

In Transformers Prime, Megatron twice attempted to Cyberform the earth (once in Darkest Hour and once in DeadLock). He did this in the belief that by cyberforming the earth, he would wipe out both ...
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What's the connection between Mike and Artie?

In the film "Noel" what is the connection between Mike and Artie? Artie believes Mike is the reincarnated soul of his wife, which I'm guessing is certainly not true. I believe that Artie is to serve ...
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What was the purpose of incorporating Harrison Ford's real life scar into the story?

Working Girl, starring Harrison Ford as Jack Trainer and Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill depicts a scene showing Jack and Tess in bed having a discussion on how Jack acquired a scar on his chin that ...
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Customs and decisions on putting bloopers in end credits

Who decides whether to put bloopers in end credits? I sort of feel like any comedy should pepper the end credits with bloopers, gags, or outtakes. I love them. Is there an industry view on the ...
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“The Liberator” and Bolívar's death

In the film "The Liberator" (Spanish: Libertador), a 2013 Spanish-Venezuelan movie starring Edgar Ramírez, the death of Simón Bolívar is depicted as he being murdered, as opposed to accepted history ...
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Why was the witch so tempted to cross the mirror and get Veer albeit it was getting Jai's soul in exchange?

In 1920: London, Jai came to know that the only way he could save Veer was to exchange his soul with Veer's to that witch. On the day, when he prepared to confront that demonic witch, Jai asked ...
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When was the first time subtitles were used for the original target audience?

Subtitles are traditionally (and, probably, most often) used for movies that were originally made for speakers of a different language--e.g., English-language subtitles added to a movie made in Danish,...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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Is there a deeper relation between Abraham's tale of sacrifice and The Hunted?

William Friedkin's The Hunted is introduced by a quote spoken by Johnny Cash, in which he gives an interesting rendition of the classic Judeo-Christian tale of Abraham's sacrifice: God said to ...
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Is episode S09E03 a comment on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's success at the awards?

In the 3rd episode of the 9th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" for the best bar. While the show is not particularly famous for referencing ...
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Why is “Chopsticks” named so?

I have seen the movie Chopsticks on Netflix. It has been released on 31st May 2019. How this title is relevant to this movie? I know the characters eat food by using chopsticks. But, why is this movie ...
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When did he come up with the conning scheme?

In the Spanish 2016 movie Secuestro (spoilers ahead), the protagonist's (a female lawyer) ex-lover conned her into paying a huge ransom for the alleged participation in killing a man the protagonist ...
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Why is Harold and Maude mentioned in There's Something About Mary?

I was rewatching There's Something about Mary recently and in the movie they specifically mention Harold and Maude. I've never seen it but I've heard that movie is kind of weird. It is about a boy ...
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Why does Holden have a panic attack after meeting with Kemper?

In the final episode of Mindhunter season 1, after his meeting with Kemper, Holden escapes the hospital room and is having something like a panic attack. I understand that Kemper has threatened to ...
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Has any Power Ranger ever managed to conceal their secret identity?

I was inspired to ask this question after watching ten or so episodes of Ninja Steel and Dino Thunder while round a friend's house, and in particular, after reading this question which claims that ...
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Why did Jon go to Dragonstone?

Daenarys travels to Dragonstone in Game of Thrones S08E04 and gets ambushed by Euron's fleet, losing both Missandei and Rhaegal in the attack. At the start of S08E05, we see Jon arrive in ...
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Is there any evidence what happened right after the end of Snatch?

At the end of the 2000 movie "Snatch," what happens next is left ambiguous. It's not clear if the diamond is actually purchased after that, or if it's stolen with the presenters killed, or if ...
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Dragonglass and White Walkers

Does Dragonglass kill White Walkers on contact, or does there need to be some force behind it as if it were a "regular" weapon? The question I have driving this one is, in the Battle of Winterfell, ...
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How did they make these gun sound effects from the 1970's?

Gun sounds from old films often had a whining sound like an electric motor or a 500CC motorbike. What materials were used to record that sound?
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How did David's Knife hurt Arthur?

At the start when David Kane is fighting Arthur Curry on the sub David's father's crew went to steal we see that David's blades could not hurt Arthur. When Orm Marius goes to David to track down ...
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Indonesian culture and Shadowhunters / The Mortal Instruments series?

I've first remembered Maia giving Simon a free shot on Hunter's Moon, saying 'Gratis' which means 'free' in Indonesian. Magnus Bane is mix white-Indonesian. A Keris, Indonesian artistic weapon, the ...
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In Kurosawa's Yojimbo why did Master Homma run away?

Seibei hires Sanjuro (the protagonist) to be his bodyguard and to lead the fight against the other group. Seibei agreed to pay Sanjuro 50 ryo (25 up front); the master Homma complains that he was paid ...
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Is there any significance in the text above the door in Outlander?

Outlander (Season 1 Episode 1) features a scene where Claire and Frank Randall arrive in Scotland and notice "sacrificial blood" in doorways. Frank explains the blood and the Pagan origins, but I am ...
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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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Why some TV shows like morning shows have no ending credits?

I've been watching some morning shows like 'Good Morning America', 'Today' and 'This Morning' (USA) and noticed that none of them have crew ending credits, just opening credits with the anchors and ...
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Starkiller Base and its Power Sources

We all know that Starkiller Base used the power of the sun in the system it was currently in, but after it drained that power, did the sun ever come back? Did it re-gain its light?
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How did Thomas know about “Her Ladyship's soap?”

In season one of Downton Abbey, O'Brien strategically places a bar of soap near the tub where she knows Lady Cora will step on it. O'Brien comes to her sensed a minute too late and Cora falls, causing ...
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When were animal masks first used in horror or espionage in cinema?

I have recently been watching the new Netflix TV series, The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic of the same name. Two of its villainous characters are deadly assassins on the hunt for the ...
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How would the Polar Express have been able to go back the same way with the ice on the lake having been cracked?

In "The Polar Express", how would the Train have been able to go back the same way with the Ice on the Frozen Lake having cracked?
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Is it known what would have happened in later seasons of “Everything sucks!”?

Everything Sucks!, a 2018 Netflix comedy show, got renewed then cancelled after its first season, presumably due to low retention and audience. However, some "future seasons" elements had obviously ...
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What happens if Cosmo and Wanda are revealed by Timmy or Chloe?

In The Fairly Oddparents, Season 10, Timmy and Chloe must share Cosmo and Wanda. What happens if one of them reveals the fairies' existence? Are both of them screwed?
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Was Leo the Lion going to play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz?

I once heard that originally Leo the Lion (the mascot for MGM) was going to play the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Is this true? What happened? Why didn't he end up playing him?
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Why isn't Jack Sparrow's greatest fear released before?

In Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tells no Tales Jack Sparrow exchanges his compass for drink. As it happens it is told that the compass is betrayed and his greatest fear is released. But before ...
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Why didn't they send more complex data through the wormhole?

When I was answering some older Interstellar related question, I had to re-watch some parts of Interstellar. I've noticed one thing about wormhole and data they were able to send (back) through it. ...
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Why is the scientist kidnapped and brainwashed?

In The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer is tasked with finding and recovering Radcliffe, a British scientist who is suspected to have been kidnapped by a man named Grantby. Palmer does recover the ...
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Why does Sister Charlotte have a baby blanket in her suitcase?

In Annabelle: Creation, when Sister Charlotte was unpacking her suitcase in the beginning why was there a baby blanket?
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Why was Flash affected by the prison pudding in Season 4?

In Season 4 of The Flash when Barry Allen was in prison, when the warden figured out he was the Flash and gave him pudding tainted with tranquilizers, why did the tranquilizer in the pudding affect ...
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Why is Yasujirō Ozu regarded as the most “Japanese” filmmaker?

I am studying Ozu and his films, and I often come across the sentence that he is the most "Japanese" filmmaker. Ozu's style is very different and unique, however my question is what are the unique ...
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What is the message of the movie Samsara?

Short Story about the film Samsara (2001): Tashi (Shawn Ku) began his training as a Buddhist monk at the age of five. Twenty years later, his relationships at the temple became strained after a meet ...
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Why did the board vote for David Brent over Neil when the branches are merging?

Note: This is about The Office (UK) In S01E06 ("Judgement") of the Office UK, there is discussion about the Slough and Swindon branches merging. The following conversation occurs between Jennifer ...
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Why was Roberto “Bob” Orci fired from “Star Trek Beyond”?

Roberto Bob Orci is an execute producer and writer, whom previously co-wrote with Alexander Kurtzman for their K/O Paper Products Production Company and often collaborated with JJ Abrams/Bad Robot ...
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Is the Sausage Party's ending a tribute to Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain?

At the end of Sausage Party the "guru" character of the movie reveals to the main characters that everything that is happened during the movie is fiction (and that they are stereotypically created in ...
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Who put the blanket there in Marrowbone?

This question is about the movie "Marrowbone" (2017) (orig.: "El secreto de Marrowbone") by Sergio Sánchez. Almost at the end of the movie, the lawyer Tom is at the attic and searches for money. He ...

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