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Why did Sang-woo use Clause 3 of the games but vote to continue?

Spoiler in this question for Squid Game. In the first episode of Squid Game, My guess is he initially was shocked from But when he saw the money in the plastic piggybank, he changed his mind? Is ...
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Homeland season 8 ep.12, What was wrong with "on my way in" message?

In ep. 12 of 8th season, while Saul had been captured, Wellington was waiting for him to attend a meeting with journalists. Wellington had called Saul but no one answered. At that moment, guys who ...
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Was Bernie selling out Caspar or not?

The movies starts with Caspar accusing Bernie. The movie story is IMO so complex, I do not recall seeing scenes/clues for the answer and could not find via web search: Is there a moment when it ...
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Did the character of the Coreleone family change with Michael at the head?

In the very first several minutes of Godfather I, Vito is disdainful of the mortician's request to have the boys who assaulted his daughter killed -- "That would not be justice; your daughter is ...
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Do I need to watch other movies from franchise to understand Spiral?

I have followed Saw franchise long ago (decade kind of) and didn't even check Jigsaw yet and wanted to catch Spiral: From the Book of Saw but can I understand it? Is this film able to be ...
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How much money did Jerry's associates cost him over the series? [closed]

I've been re-watching Seinfeld since it became available on Netflix. One thing that really stands out to me on this viewing is how nearly every episode Jerry's friends, his family, or associates often ...
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What do you call the cut used to trick the audience into thinking the subjects of the scene haven’t changed? [duplicate]

There’s a type of cut in a movie between scenes which is set up to temporarily trick the audience into thinking the subjects of the scene haven’t changed. For example a group of characters discuss ...
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What happened to the debts of 456?

Attention, massive spoilers ahead. In one of the early episodes we see that the main character is hunted by some gangsters because of his debts. They tell him, that if he doesn't pay his debts they ...
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Did the murder really occur in Censor?

In Censor, after Enid comes home from the sleazy producer (where the "accident" with the trophy happens), she gets a phone call, in which a man says she's a tease, that she came to his house,...
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Why an observatory keeps being used as a location to advance plot in Hannibal?

In the TV show Hannibal, an obsolete observatory is used on multiple occasions to advance the plot: A female FBI trainee severed hand holding a cell phone is found at this station Dr. Chilton is ...
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What is on the contraband disc Thomas Anderson sells for $2000?

Near the start of The Matrix (1999), Thomas Anderson (a.k.a 'Neo'), sells computer disc (possibly a Sony Minidisk) for $2000 to a group of people who arrive, late, at his door. Anderson indicates that ...
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What does "on the clothesline" mean?

In Donnie Brasco (1997), Lefty asks Donnie about 90 foot boat for Santo Trafficante: Donnie: No, I'm working on it. Lefty: Don't tell me no. You got to get that boat. I reached out already. His man ...
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How did the Jackal kill silently?

In The Day of the Jackal, the Jackal uses some technique to kill people silently without any struggle: He kills complacent Colette de Montpellier just by kissing and gently holding her for several ...
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How did they get the shot of the Oahu base in "Snowden"?

In "Snowden" there is a shot of the interior of the NSA base in Oahu: This seems kind of enormous for a staged scene, but it also seems unlikely that the NSA would allow film makers into ...
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Why is Claire not in the ending with Alice?

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter ends with Alice releasing the anti-virus into the atmosphere and it will take several years for the Antivirus to spread in the Whole World, As she turns the Red queen ...
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What is the ultimate meaning of resistance in Money Heist? [duplicate]

After watching La Casa De Papel / Money Heist, I still do not fully understand the intent or message behind the repeated theme of resistance in the show. How are the heists performed by the gang any ...
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What does Don Corleone Sr. mean when he says,"...all the 'comedy' you're playing with that young girl?"

In The Godfather, Don Vito Corleone is mad with Santino about talking out of turn while he is having a conversation with Sollozo about not wanting to bankroll ("finance") their drug business....
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Why doesn't Alice ever use the rifle we see her holding in the movie poster?

In the US theatrical poster for Resident Evil, Alice is seen holding a rifle in her right hand. There is also a promotional photo of Alice holding the rifle: But in the movie itself, she never ...
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Why did John Cale remove a bullet from the gun?

A few days ago, I watched White House Down (2013). At one point, John Cale gives his gun to someone to be stored, and after removing the magazine, he takes one bullet out of it. Why did he do that?
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Reference in dolphin flipping a coin in front of a yellow sports car scene

Which movie reference is this, in The Simpsons - Night Of The Dolphins (S12E01-Treehouse of Horror 11), A dolphin is flipping a coin in front of a yellow sports car. Is this a 1932 Ford Standard ...
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Why does John work for FBI and not CIA?

In Red Notice, John Hartley (played by Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock), is sent to Europe to work with Interpol to hunt down an international jewel thief. John works for the FBI. But hang on: FBI has ...
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What's the name of this shot?

It's a shot from Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince (2009): Is it a establishing shot?
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Why is the United States blamed for the events of Battle Royale II?

In Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003), a group of Japanese high school students are given the seemingly impossible task of hunting down a (Japanese) terrorist leader (the survivor of the first Battle ...
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What was happening in the opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife?

What was going on in the confusing opening sequence of Ghostbusters: Afterlife? A vehicle is being driven quickly, pursued by a creature The vehicle crashes and ends up in a tree A man (presumably ...
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What was the significance of the old clip of Egon and Janine at the end?

At the close of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, we see an old clip of Janine Melnitz presenting Egon Spengler with a coin. The scene then cuts to a conversation between present-day Janine and Winston ...
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Meaning of kisses in "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain"

At the end of Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001), Amélie gives Nino three kisses in very specific places (cheek, neck and eyelids) and silently asks Nino to do the same to her. Do these kisses ...
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Why was Louis Roulet seemingly surprised at what "DJ" Corliss testified?

In The Lincoln Lawyer, the state prosecutor (Ted Minton) puts a prison cell snitch ("DJ" Corliss) on the witness stand to testify about what the main antagonist (Louis Roulet) allegedly told ...
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Why didn't the Great Protector try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate?

In the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, I am wondering why the Great Protector didn't try to stop Xu Wenwu from destroying the Dark Gate with the Ten Rings. When Xu Wenwu started to ...
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How much of Twister is true?

Obviously I know that it's a story but . . . Has anyone actually successfully placed an instrument package into a tornado and received scientific data? In this respect, was the film Twister (1996) ...
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What are the 5 American western films that deal with slavery according to Tarantino?

I recently watched The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino and became highly interested in his work. As a result I began researching his other films and came across a mashup interview featuring him in ...
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Name of Episodic Style where the opening for next week is the ending of this week

Is there a name for the TV Serial style where the end of each episode is the pre-opening credit intro for the next one? This style was used on shows such as Quantum Leap. I seem to remember it being ...
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What weapon is Black Widow using in the final battle of Avengers: Infinity War?

During a rewatch of Avengers: Infinity War I noticed Black Widow seemed to be using a staff during the final battle sequence. The design of the staff looks very similar to the Asgardian berserker ...
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Why was Pepsi free in 1985?

In Back to the Future, when Marty is stuck in the past, he visits a known diner from his timeline and asks the server about the phone booth and the address of Doc Brown. The server angrily asks him &...
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Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"? [closed]

Pablo met Nicole second time at halloween party: Pablo: Oh, hey, Pablo. Uh, we met at... Nicole: You held the bounce board. Pablo: The flirty grip. Why did Pablo say, "The flirty grip"?
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In The Flight Attendant, how is Miranda alive?

In the last episode of The Flight Attendant's first season, Miranda fights with Feliks in an elevator, then is later found lying motionless in a bathtub with Feliks standing over her. It is later made ...
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What is the point of the "take me to America" scene in Godfather?

What is the point of this scene in the first Godfather? It feels very random and i don't even know who is the person who yells "take me to America"
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What are the Deviants doing on Earth?

In Eternals (2021), the Eternals arrival on Earth is in 5000 BC in Mesopotamia, when humans are already well established. It is only then that the Deviants seem to be a danger (triggering the Eternal'...
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Why do we see the prince stab Sophie if that didn't actually happen?

I just re-watched The Illusionist, but I looked up how she survived the stabbing from the prince. Everyone says she drugged the prince, and that she faked the stabbing. But we see the prince walking ...
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At the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox, why wasn’t the wife mad at Mr. Fox in the supermarket? Isn’t he again stealing?

In the final scene of Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fox, Friends, and family sneak into a supermarket to steal food. This to me contradicts the main theme of the movie: Mr. Fox had to grow up and stop risking ...
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Does a "flash precedence priority" really exist in the USA at a time of crisis or terrorism?

Powers Booth and his goons hold the Vice President of the USA, other high ranking VIPs & security staff, hostages at gunpoint. He demands that the VP call the POTUS such that some "emergency&...
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Is The Ethel Waters Show lost media?

The Ethel Waters Show was a 1939 NBC variety special starring actress and singer Ethel Waters, in what reportedly may have been the very first appearance of a Black person on TV. I’d love to see the ...
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How is the "light" trap at the beginning supposed to work?

In the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones encounters a trap where blocking a shaft of light with his hand causes spikes to shoot out of the wall next to him: ...
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How can Booth trust him?

Apologies for the weird title but I did not want to add spoilers. The actual title is I understand the suspension of disbelief in such a movie but Booth has been constantly betrayed by Hartley (and ...
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How long after Luc Besson's "discovery" of Natalya Rudakova did the filming of Transporter 3 begin? Just a few "hours" or "lessons" later?

I'd linked to Natalya Rudakova's "doom and gloom" then did a little further reading about the actor. A "mini bio" in IMDB's Natalya Rudakova Biography says only She was born in ...
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Why does Lecter help the Feds?

FBI agents approach Hannibal Lecter seeking his insight in tracking down killers but Lecter doesn't strike me as someone who'd help out of the goodness of his heart- what's in it for him?
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Why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car?

In El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie (2019), I didn't understand why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car near the border?
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How was it 2020 so soon after July 2019?

In Season 1 Episode 4 of Outer Banks we are shown the coroner's report of the murders being investigated, which reveals the date to be July 19th, 2019: Over the course of the first season, it seems ...
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Why are the Fremen staggered that Paul gives his water to the dead?

I’ve read the book as well and I don’t remember it answered there. Clearly, the Fremen would greatly appreciate one of them to cry tears if someone died because they are used to economize water but ...
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Favoritism in Squid Game for specific player?

For Squid Game, I've seen multiple theories that Il-nam was treated differently in "Red light, Green light" because he does not have a green hue in the robot's vision but I feel like I see a ...
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Shouldn't Lilo be getting survivors benefits?

Lilo's parents died a short time ago -- I don't know if their death date is set in canon, but she does remember them and she's only 6 during the movie. In the USA, unmarried children of deceased ...

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