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How does Captain America know about Iron Man's parents' fate?

In the climax of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Zemo showed Iron Man how his parents really died, and that the Winter Soldier was responsible. Afterwards, Iron Man asked Captain America whether ...
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Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
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Where is Jon going?

At the end of S08E06 of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow along with Tormund and others of the Night's Watch and go into the woods. Where are they going? And why?
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker mean ...
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Is Bran literally the world's memory?

In the S08E02 of Game of Thrones, Bran says that the Night King will come for him and that the Night King hunted down many three-eyed ravens. Sam: Why? What does he want? Bran: An endless ...
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Why did Borden do that to his wife in The Prestige?

In the movie The Prestige, Borden's big magic trick relies on ensuring that So far so good, but for some reason they also periodically switch their roles. Later when one of them falls in love and ...
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How old is Charles Muntz during “Up”?

In Up, Charles Muntz is the main villain. At the beginning of the movie, he is shown when Carl and Ellie are young - he's an adult already. Fast forward to when Up takes place. Ellie has passed away, ...
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Why is Gandalf referred to as Mithrandir?

I've read that Mithrandir is one of Gandalf's aliases. Why do certain people call him by this name and not Gandalf? I've noticed in particular that Galadriel uses the name Mithrandir quite often.
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Did Neil Armstrong really do this on the Moon?

The film First Man (2018) is about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. In the movie, one scene shows Did he actually do this in real life or was this a fictional plot device added ...
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Why is the movie titled “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”?

I watched the movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, several times but couldn't understand the relationship between the title and the story. What does the title mean in the context of the story?...
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Why hasn't the elevator been fixed?

In The Big Bang Theory the elevator has been out of order since the start of the series. To this date -- after season Ten has finished -- the elevator has still not been fixed. Is there any ...
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Why do low production studios intentionally release similar films shortly after a big banner?

Two movies with almost same name and plot are released together. Overlord (2018) was released on 9 November 2018 in USA and produced by J.J.Abrams who is a well known director and producer in ...
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Why do the lights go out when someone enters the dining room on this ship?

In the tenth episode of the first season of The Twilight Zone named Judgment Night which takes place during the 2nd World War a civilian ship is on its way from London to New York and is trying to ...
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Kill Bill colour changes to Black and White

In the movie Kill Bill, why does the colour keep shifting from standard colour to black and white? Is it to keep the gross levels down?
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Why does Luke leave the wampa’s cave?

In the first act of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is attacked and captured by a large bipedal creature called a wampa that hangs him unconscious from the roof of its lair in anticipation, it ...
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Why does Walt leave his watch at the gas station?

In the Breaking Bad finale, 'Felina' Walt goes to this gas station where he uses a pay phone to obtain the address of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz. After this he takes out his watch and places it on the pay ...
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Frozen Jack: Actor or Prop?

At the end of the film The Shining, when Jack Torrance has frozen to death, was this shot accomplished by putting make-up on Jack Nicholson or by using a prop body with a face cast in his likeness? I ...
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How do they film movies that take place in a single season?

Usually it takes more than a year to film a good movie. Some movies take place in only one season. For example, Home Alone takes place in winter. How do they manage to film a two-hour movie in three ...
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What was the first crossover movie like The Avengers, using only movie franchises?

The Avengers is taking 4 separate movie franchises (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America) and combining them all into one huge movie with all the main characters from each movie. Doing some ...
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Why were the bells ignored in S8E5?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, Daenerys goes on full killing mode and destroys the entire city in spite of the bells ringing, indicating Cersei surrendering. (It's evident everyone knows the bells ringing ...
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Was The Nightmare Before Christmas meant to be a Halloween or Christmas Movie?

When I first saw The Nightmare Before Christmas it was around during December when most series on free-to-air TV in Australia start to end for the year and take a break until near the end of January ...
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What format do movie theaters now use?

I know that in earlier times, feature films were distributed on large format tape, and these were what were distributed to theaters for showing. A given feature film would have several reels. The ...
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Why do old gun fight scenes sound so weird and cartoonish?

In older movies (pre-90's), many gun fight scenes have cartoon sounds. I can almost imagine the scene drawn and the words KAPOING, POW, ZOINK being shown. Here's an example from 007. ...
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Why does James Bond keep demanding a vodka martini that is shaken but not stirred?

Is there a difference between a shaken and stirred vodka martini? Maybe some scientific explanation? (while not overtly sci-fi, there are a lot of sci-fi elements in Bond movies) It would also make ...
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What happened to the bodies in American Psycho?

Towards the end of the movie, we see Patrick Bateman in an apartment full of dead bodies. He ends up confessing what he's done to his lawyer. Later he goes back to the apartment, only to find the ...
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Why can Arya still use the faces?

Per my understanding, once Arya Stark killed the Waif in Game of Thrones S06E08 ("No One") she came to Jaqen H'ghar and finally admits that, A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home. ...
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What happens to questions that aren't revealed during Jeopardy?

Every now and again, we don't get through all of the questions on the board during Jeopardy! Many of these questions have been well researched. So my question is (in true Jeopard style): This is ...
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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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What are the differences between the alternative versions of Blade Runner?

I may have lost count, but the last time I checked there were 4 different cuts of Blade Runner. The original cinema release (with the voice over and the spliced from another movie ending) followed by ...
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Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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Why are trailers called “trailers”?

Why are trailers called "trailers"? Considering the verb "to trail" means "to follow behind", why would something that is shown before the main movie be called a trailer?
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Why did the Predator not kill Arnold immediately as it killed everybody else?

In the movie Predator (1987), near the climax, when the Predator finds Arnold, it did not try to kill him immediately. Instead, it goes near him and checks his head and removes its helmet (I am ...
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Why does T-1000 try to force Sarah Connor to call her son?

In the movie Terminator 2, in the scene in the steel mill, the T-1000 machine tortures Sarah Connor to make her call her son John. Watching the movie we learn that T-1000 can reproduce human voices of ...
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“A galaxy far, far away…” — from where?

I have a question about Star Wars. Recently, I pay more attention to the text and come up with a question. There's a quote in the text. Long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away... Far away from ...
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Why did Vader passively accept being killed and replaced at Palpatine's command?

I find it disturbing the kind of dominance Palpatine is able to hold over Vader. In the scene including Luke, who defeats Vader and is invited to replace him by killing him, Vader calmly gets up after ...
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What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

I just saw The Silence of the Lambs (1991). So what exactly does "silence of the lambs" mean? It was not clear to me.
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Did the Fresh Prince producers ever consider reshooting the title sequence?

The theme and title sequence to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air quickly became an iconic part of the show. However, when you watch it in the context of the show's later success it's painfully obvious that it ...
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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

In the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne had the following conversation in Hong Kong: Bruce Wayne: What's this? Lucius Fox: I had R&D work it up. Sends out a high-...
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'Yeah but it's a dry heat' - reference to another film?

In Aliens when the marines first encounter the aliens, they head into the 'nest' and one of them says 'it's hot in here' and Hudson (Bill Paxton) says 'Yeah, but it's a dry heat'. This line has ...
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In Back to the Future, how did Marty get the timing right with the lightning strike?

So, in the first movie, presumably the Doc and Marty know exactly when the lightning will strike the clock tower. This is because Marty has the flyer with the picture of the stopped clock on it. In ...
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What is Jack Nicholson tossing aside in this scene in The Shining?

What are those round metal objects that Jack Torrance is throwing to the floor in this scene in The Shining?
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Is Forrest Jr. actually Forrest's son?

We all know Jenny's past in Forrest Gump, so I wonder: is Forrest Jr. actually Forrest's son? Can we draw any conclusions about this from the movie or has it ever been clarified in one or the other ...
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Why do movies think the speed of sound is as fast as the speed of light?

In action movies where things blow up or heroes are shot by snipers from a long distance, or where fireworks are shown, the sound and the flash of the thing making the sound usually occur ...
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Why is there a disclaimer about not accepting money from tobacco companies at the end of movies?

Maybe the answer is obvious, but still: I just finished watching Movie Gravity, and at the end of the movie, I saw this disclaimer: No person or entity associated with this film received payment ...
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What accent did the actors use in Black Panther?

The people of Wakanda in Black Panther spoke with an accent. Was it invented for the movie, or is it from a particular part of the world? It sounds distinctly African, but I can't pinpoint a country ...
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What happened to the humans in “Cars” (that is if they ever existed)?

In every Disney "Cars" movies there is always some kind of sign of human life. However the terrains don't support the fact of humans never existing: Human language; writing and signs on billboards ...
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What properties did Disney buy from 21st Century Fox?

Disney bought some 21st Century Fox properties, which is quite hyped in the news all around and attracting jokes like these: Making fun of Xenomorph daughters being Disney princesses now :D But the ...
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Why does Bane protect the girl?

In the final twist of the movie, it is revealed that Talia is actually the one to have climbed out due to Bane helping her get up the hole. However, Bane's pure motivation during the events of the ...
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Did Tyler Durden forget his name?

Ed Norton plays the Narrator or Jack ( due to reading a book that described someone called Jack's body parts from a 1st person perspective). Meanwhile Brad Pitt is introduced as Tyler Durden. Later ...
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Why does Neo's cubicle not look like the workplace of a programmer?

The Matrix is not a movie with an overdose of realism. But parts of it take place in the normal "real" world. We see Neo at work in his software company in his cubicle before the Agents come to his ...

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