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Metareference: a character called by their actor/actress name

In the TV series "The new pope" there is a scene in which someone says to John Brannox (played by John Malkovich): You remind me of my favorite actor, John Malkovich. I reckon such kind of ...
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Hitman falls in love with a women who wrote a book [closed]

So I can’t remember the name of the movie but it was about a women who wrote a book and used a picture of a hitman. She drew the picture from memory after seeing him at a movie theater and thought ...
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Why is it always night in the other world?

So I have been doing some studying of the movie Coraline. Something that I can't figure out is why it is always night in the other world. There are multiple times this is shown. After other Wybie ...
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How did Clint get the Soul Stone while Natasha was sacrificed? [duplicate]

Well, in Avengers: Infinity War Thanos got the Soul Stone because he paid a cost and threw his most beloved person off the cliff. But Clint didn't do that in Avengers: Endgame. It makes no sense that ...
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Was it justified what happened to Mr. Park?

When Ki Taek kills Mr. Park in Parasite, I was surprised and confused. Why did he do that? And after all that, does he deserve redemption? Yes, I agree that Park had been a little insensitive to the ...
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Why did Netflix cancel the OA after season 2?

Netflix has canceled the OA after its second season, in spite of the show's hardcore fanbase. What is the reason behind this?
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Is Spongebob an Allegory For Racism [closed]

My friend at school told me this and I didn't believe him. I watched a few episodes and i don't see how any of these relates to racism. Any SpongeBob Heads know what my friend is talking about when he ...
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help with re-finding name of movie? [closed]

Romantic Drama (i think?) A socially awkward emo/goth/scene type person (i think ?) art student, draws and carries a sketch book meets a local painter, shows his sketchbook, and he ses something like, ...
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What is the earliest example of a 'gag reel'?

Having just watched a string of gag reels on youtube, I would like to know what the earliest examples of this extra material would be. I found one from 1946 on youtube but it would be interesting to ...
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Why couldn't Ransom make an anonymous call

In Knives Out (2019), Detective Benoit reveals Ransom's plan: Benoit: Marta will get arrested for killing Fran and Harlan. And it would have worked if we hadn't have brought you in for questioning ...
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Psycho (1960) Sandwich Scene [closed]

When most people think of Psycho they think of the shower scene. Admittedly it is one of the all scariest scenes in the history of movies. Today I recently re-watched Psycho and I'm convinced there is ...
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Why did Wolverine's name change from Jimmy to Logan?

In X-Men Origins, Wolverine is called Jimmy. Then he is called Logan? Is this because he lives forever and has to change to hide his mutation? My question here is that where does the X-Men story ...
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Wolverine in both Pacific and European theaters?

If you watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine and then watch The Wolverine, you can find an incongruency in Wolverine's story. In X-Men Origins, you can see that in the World War II scene, Wolverine and ...
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Why was hanged Rosie's face not shown?

In Jojo Rabbit (2019), Jojo finds out that his mother was hanged. We only see her feet and not the face. Why so?
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What’s the deal with code red in 28 weeks Later?

In 28 weeks later, the military initiates Code Red when the virus breaks out, and the soldiers were order to kill everyone, even those who were healthy. What’s the point of it though? It made for ...
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Sequel to Pacific Rim Uprising [closed]

Is there a sequel to Pacific Rim: Uprising? Who's the Director and who are the actors?
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Did non-Caucasian actors become famous playing Caucasian characters?

There have been lots of examples, in western movies, of western actors disguised to look like other racial types. For example the Fu Manchu movies, Charlie Chan movies and Lawrence of Arabia featured ...
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What is the significance of the toy car?

When Huntress' family is killed in Birds of Prey, one of them gives her a purple toy car, which seems to be a sign that it had a some importance to her or her family. Later on in the movie she gives ...
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Why did Lord Barkis kill Emily?

It has been unclear to me why Lord Barkis kills Emily in Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. We only know that it happens.
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Is plagiarism allowed in movies and tv shows? [closed]

I recently saw the trailer of Pixar's Onward. That movie seems to be a copy of an episode from Jachie Chan Adventures animated series. In that episode Bheema has to throw socks with a magic potion ...
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Why is “The Matrix” called by that name?

Personally from what "matrix" means in English, I can only see relation with one of its meanings, and even then a bit far-fetched. As guide for the meanings of "matrix" we can use this link: https://...
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What happens to Victor Creed after “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”?

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Jimmy (Wolverine) has a brother named Victor. Near the end of the film, Wolverine and Victor separate. The movie ends explaining how Wolverine lost his memory, how he got ...
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Who is in charge of the Back Lands?

In the animated TV series, The Lion Guard, (a sequel spin-off to The Lion King) there seems to be four separate regions such as the Pride Lands, Out Lands, Back Lands, and Snow Mountain. I don't ...
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Why the search for Childish Gambino?

In Yesterday (2019), Jack Malik is searching for some iconic performers when trying to understand what is going on after his accident. One of his searches is for Childish Gambino (= Donald Glover). ...
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Why the tagline “It's nothing personal” for “Terminator 2”?

One of the taglines for Terminator 2: Judgement Day says "It's nothing personal". What is this referring to? I have watched the extended cut, but there seems to be no references to anything being ...
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Did Cliff Booth really do this?

In the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood they just talk about the rumours of Cliff (Brad Pitt) killing his wife. Did he really do that? Nothing can be inferred from his character as he was ...
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Why is Jimmy Carter “history's greatest monster”?

In one episode of The Simpsons, the town is unable to raise enough money to build a statue of Abraham Lincoln (due to Marge's unavailability to sell treats because of her incarceration) and so instead ...
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Is it a blooper that Rambo raises only two horses on his farm? [closed]

In Rambo: Last Blood, only two horses are seen on his farm. No cows and no sheep. Can a farm be run this way? Is Rambo, a retired old man, so rich that he pays all the taxes and expenses to keep two ...
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What happened to the German Panther that the British failed to PIAT twice? [closed]

In 1:50:04/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far, the British fired two PIAT rockets at a German Panther (portrayed by a Leopard I) but missed. It continues on the road.
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Why did British officers just stand and cheer, while a lone lad was shot in the back trying to fetch an airdrop? [closed]

I don't understand 1:55:14/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977). I quote this script: He'll never make it. Those bleeding snipers will get him. Come back! Come on, Ginger mate. - He'll never ...
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Why didn't Maj Gen Urquhart and his men silence their semi-automatic pistols? [closed]

In 1:27:04/2:56:12 of A Bridge Too Far (1977), why didn't Maj Gen Roy Urquhart and his few men silence his pistols that they did fire, when they're undeniably trying to dodge Germans? Were they behind ...
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What does Horse Girl want to express? [closed]

Some facts: (1) There is her horse (2) The title contains "horse" (3) There is her friend that get brain damage after falling off a horse (4) Finally, she takes the house out and gone. There ...
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Why did the Philippines fall out of favor in the early 1970's for low budget film production aimed at the US?

The Philippines were a haven for budget film production by filmmakers such as Roger Corman in the late 1950s through to the early 1970's - what was the cause of the demise of a pretty steady pipeline ...
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How did they get the entrapped testicles shot in Something About Mary?

In the 1998 comedy "There's Something About Mary" there is a scene in which the prom date gets his testicles entrapped in his zipper and this mess is briefly shown as an inserted still frame. How did ...
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Meaning of the 'single white lighting bolt on black background' symbol in JoJo Rabbit?

There were two different 'single lightning bolt' symbols. The first on is a badge awarded within the hitlerjugend afaik: The second one has different colors and is portrayed on a flag. What's its ...
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Trying to find a movie I watched a few years back [closed]

I watched this movie a few years back maybe 5 to 7 years ago with my dad. All I can remember either they were able to slow down time when they wanted to or it just happened during this gun fight scene ...
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A question about The Prestige [duplicate]

Assuming Bale twin #1 is the bad-ish one who ties the fatal knot and twin #2 is the meek and gentler one and that Angier met twin #2 both the times when he wanted to know which knot had been tied, why ...
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Why did he visit the gift shop?

A guy came into the gift shop where Mildred was working and spoke with her about maybe being the person who murdered her daughter. Later, he But why did he came into the gift shop and say such things?...
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Why isn't “Star Trek: Picard” shot in wide-screen 16:9?

We watch Star Trek: Picard in our film room on a nice modern UHD TV. I just noticed there is a thick black bar top and bottom of screen implying it's shot in a wider, cinematic format. Is this ...
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What did Mikael discover about the parade photos?

In the 2011 American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, when Mikael is first looking on his computer through all the different parade photos; he notices something that seems important... you ...
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Music in James Bond

In addition to the more familiar James Bond tune, there was also a piece of music that was played numerous times throughout the early movies then abruptly stopped. Anyone know why? The music is ...
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Lion Guard has talk about the circle of life many times compared to the movie itself? [closed]

But I still don't understand, why animals like zebra leader named Thruston who refused to be accepted to get eaten while he said his kind is quite delicious. Though he still doesn't want to get eaten ...
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Was the story of Little Women only happening in Jo's book?

I recently saw the new 2019 movie, Little Women. There is this part at the beginning and at the end, where Jo is meeting this book publisher Churchill-like character about publishing her book. I feel ...
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What genre describes “Fact or Fiction” shows, such as “Unsolved Mysteries” or “In Search Of”?

I am trying to categorize some media and I am having trouble finding a name for shows that mix documentary / investigatory style with (openly) fictional / pseudo-scientific / speculative content. The ...
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What does the arrow hit in the end of The Head Hunter?

In the end of the movie The Head Hunter, what does that arrow hit? We know it was supposed to carry souls to the afterlife, and it appears that it should have been his daughter's soul. Does that ...
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Why did Michael Corleone only kill Carlo in the car?

In The Godfather, Michael Corleone meets with Carlo, and tells him that he would be sent to Las Vegas and kicked out of the family for his involvement with another family. Carlo gets into a car that ...
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“Give my love to the sunrise”

In the climax to "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947), the heroine says "give my love to the sunrise" as she lays dying. Was this line original to the movie, or was there an inspiration for it?
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The flash point paradoxes paradox [closed]

If Barry Allen was flash before his mom was killed by the Reverse-Flash, then why was wally flash in flashpoint shouldn't Barry Allen still be the flash
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Lion King as Simba is friends with two herbivores why be friends since he still eat meat? [duplicate]

Lion King as Simba is friends with two herbivores why be friends since he still eats meat? His subjects will still eat meat such as prey of antelopes In Lion guard, the series does show Simba hunts ...
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Movie recording certificate?

I am watching The Lady from Shanghai (1947) and in opening the credits at the bottom of one of the pages it reads: [mp A/A]   Western Electric RECORDING   [I.A.T.S.E.]  &...

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