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What happened to Ashley?

At the end of S2E2 of Evil, Kristen, David, and Ben go to the house of the man who claimed that he was possessed by an angel, searching for his wife, Ashley. When they arrive, he seems to assert that ...
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Why does the Vatican expect UFOs to smell like cotton candy?

In the episode "U is for UFO," several individuals claim to have seen UFOs. The Vatican is interested in these claims for theological reasons, and they have an apparatus to test whether the ...
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In "The Martian", why did they catch the probe?

In "The Martian", why did they need to catch the probe after they already changed the plan to not support Mark with food, but pick him up from the orbit. Did they need the supply because the ...
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What is a 'mod' in the movie Pebble and the boy?

I am in the midst of seeing the movie The Pebble and the Boy. While going through the IMDb synopsis, it says something about mod and scooter. Can somebody tell me what this is about, or is this some ...
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Who Chooses the Amounts in The Chase?

In the UK TV show The Chase the contestants answer questions to get a starting sum of money. The chaser then offers them a low and high offer. In the episode I just saw the contestant answered six ...
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How does Bond's radio survive the EMP?

In No Time To Die, Q gives Bond a special watch that emits an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) that destroys electronics. At one point, Bond uses the watch to kill a villain by making his electronic eye ...
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Is the Trinity Killer Inspired by any real life/fictional serial killers or brutal criminals?

After recently rewatching season four of Showtime's Dexter, I had been wondering if John Lithgow's character Arthur Mitchell aka "The Trinity Killer" was inspired by or loosely based on any ...
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Was the folk song in the audition scene in "The Commitments" made for the movie?

In the audition montage in The Commitments, a young guy with a ponytail sings the following lyrics accompanied with a guitar and harmonica: Well, the black folks are starvin' And the white trash is ...
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How could Desmond Lee-Wortley call airfield at December 25th?

In the "Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby" there's a side plot of Desmond Lee-Wortley calling someone (later revealed by Poirot to be repair service at the nearby airfield) and being ...
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Why did Colonel Lacey change his plans about selling Egyptian souvenir?

In Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby, there's a side story of Colonel Lacey trying to sell one of his many Egyptian souvenirs, to cover his stock debts, and couldn't decide which one he is going to ...
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Why does Bishop keep informing Interpol, causing needless obstacles for their con?

In Red Notice (2021), Since Bishop and Hartley are working together, why would she keep telling Interpol where Hartley is?
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Is the name of this Harvey Kormann character spelled "Count de Monet" or "Count de Money"?

In the French Revolution scene of History of the World, Part I, Mel Brooks appears to re-use Harvey Kormann's character of Hedy/Hedley Lamar from Blazing Saddles. This is underscored by the re-use of ...
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Had Slim Pickens and Kubrick worked together prior to Dr Strangelove? [closed]

Slim Pickens was cast in Dr. Strangelove somewhat last-minute. Originally, Peter Sellers had been slated to play the bomber pilot, along with his three other roles, but a knee injury required him to ...
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Why didn't anyone realize that Ryan was committing fraud?

In the episode Night Out, Ryan says: Yes, I’m having the Scranton branch come in on one Saturday so they can re-enter sales that they made on the phone as sales that were made by the website which ...
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Is Night Monkey from the Spider-Man comics?

Spider-Man: Far From Home refers to Spidey in his stealth suit as Night Monkey, but is this actually taken from the pages of Marvel Comics?
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Were certain M.A.S.H. characters removed due to moral issues?

I noticed that three characters of MASH series changed to different ones around fourth seson. Thats is: Frank Burnes, John Macintyre and Henry Blake. Some of the actors said some reasons why they ...
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Intentions behind Spector's actions in the finale of season three?

Let's go to the end. This post may contain spoilers. I wonder about the end of the series. The last episode seems to close every possible aspect and doubt about the series. Why did Spector decide to ...
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How did they make the glossy floors of 1930s sets?

In many of the extravaganza films of the 1930s like "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Thief of Baghdad" there are elaborate sets with smooth, glossy floors. These floors look somewhat ...
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What's the first movie to use a prop to destroy/control an entire world?

Infinity stones in Avengers series Mother Boxes in Justice league series Aries prototype in F9: The Fast Saga Project Starfish | The Suicide Squad (2021) What's the first movie to use a prop to ...
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Why were the bodies positioned in this way?

At the end of The Strangers (2008), the body of the main woman character, Kristen, was placed next to the body of the friend, Mike. The body of the main male character, James, was placed in the other ...
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How is the plot/storyline of the movie "Twister" (1996) predictable? [closed]

I don't understand how the plot/storyline of the movie Twister (1996) is predictable.
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Who are those dead people from whom blood is collected and painted onto kneeling Sardaukar?

In the movie, Dune, we see a large group of Sardaukar soldiers anticipate a battle ritual, where priests collect blood from crucified dead people and paint blood onto Sardaukar foreheads. Who are ...
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Why's this US Army soldier knocking his rifle magazine against his helmet? [closed]

What's he doing at 1:52? Why whop his M16A4 magazine at all? And why his head? Why not wallop it against the ground? It's dangerous to conk your head in general.
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What is the meaning of the Young Sheldon title sequence

What is the meaning of the Young Sheldon title sequence? The background shows mountains and a desert, whilst the foreground has Sheldon (usually in bowtie, checked shirt, shorts and cowboy boots) ...
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Has there ever been a leak of a movie or TV show's entire project data?

There have been and will be leaks of movies and TV shows, but I'm interested in whether there has ever been a leak of an entire project. By this, I mean the leaking of a folder with terabytes of data, ...
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How are Star Trek ship explosions produced?

I always wondered how older ship explosions in Star Trek were created. In Star Trek Generations, there's a Bird of Prey exploding (YouTube). It does not look like CGI but more like they blew up an ...
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What's it called when a character mentions something, and the scene immediately cuts to that thing?

What's it called when a character mentions something, and the scene immediately cuts to that thing? For example, in Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4, when Another example is the Attack on Titan ...
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Does Scooby-Doo know that he is a dog?

This question occurred to me upon repeated viewings of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. Several times in the movie, Scooby-Doo hears another character referring to a dog and seems to not know that he's ...
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Was this character's death necessary?

In the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead Canonically animals are immune to the virus. While medicine and medical supplies might be required to treat injuries we know that those supplies have ...
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Why does Joi randomly play music?

In Blade Runner 2049, at seemingly random points, Joi/the emanator plays a tune*. For example, it happens during K's visit to the Wallace headquarters, which leads Luv to ask K whether he is satisfied ...
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Why does Paul put his cold drink on some woman's back at the party in Breakfast at Tiffany's?

In the party scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly starts a fire on accident and Paul gestures for her to put it out. After the fire is dealt with, Paul... puts his cold drink next to some woman's ...
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Protection for actors when filming sex scenes in mainstream movies

In an interview someone mentioned a protection used when filming scenes featuring simulated sex for mainstream movies. Is there an image of such a contraption? I'm curious how this works.
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Was aged Ryan a CGI or it was different actor? [closed]

In the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, when an old Ryan is at the cemetery, was this Matt Damon with makeup, CGI etc, or was it some other actor altogether?
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Why are Japanese gun crew pointing a baton at incoming American bombers?

This compilation of three movies (Midway 1976, Isoroku Yamamato 2011, Midway 2019) shows one man in a gun crew on I.J.N. aircraft carriers, pointing a baton at American bombers attacking them. 0:50. ...
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What was Charles' problem with the plumbing? [closed]

When the Deetzes are first moving into the Maitland's home, Charles says "We're going to have to rip out all that plumbing, but other than that it's perfect"- why would he see the need to &...
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What was Skynet trying to do in Terminator 3 before they decided to activate it?

In the movie Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines, we see lots of news segments about a dangerous hacker or virus spreading quickly across the whole world. Then the DoD decides to activate Skynet so ...
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In "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice", why does Superman ignore Lex's gang?

Batman is chasing Lex's thugs, who are transporting the Kryptonite rock to Lex's labs. Lots of explosions, guns, etc. All of a sudden, the Batmobile runs into Superman, who confronts Batman, telling ...
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Where did Geeta go?

I watched Army Of The Dead (2021) last night, and at the end when everyone is on the roof after Kate insisted on rescuing Geeta, Geeta is with the group. In the next shot inside the helicopter (and ...
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How realistic is Flash of Genius?

I recently watched Flash of Genius (2008), and I'm curious how close it stays to the real-life story of Robert Kearns, the man who invented the intermittent windshield wiper in 1969 before having the ...
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Is this a time loop?

In Lucifer S06 we meet Rory who is Lucifer's daughter that travels from ~50 years in the future (estimated based on Chole's age at the end because Rory seems to have grown up in a weird way). She is ...
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Why did John switch to the unwired truck?

In the movie "Snitch" (2013) when making the delivery to Mexico, what was the point of John Matthews (The Rock) secretly switching from a wired/surveilled truck to his 2nd truck that was not ...
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Why did the policeman's brother still have a dorm room after all these years?

In Squid Games, we see the policeman visit his brothers dorm room to find the business card with strange symbols. This leads the policeman to believe that his brother is a participant in the current ...
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Explaining the title of the movie "Coogan's Bluff" (1968)

Why is "Coogan's Bluff" the title of the 1968 Clint Eastwood movie "Coogan's Bluff"? What does the title refer to? What was the Clint Eastwood character Coogan's bluff in the movie?...
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Is William Shatner's acting style unique? [closed]

William Shatner's acting style is legendary. Exaggerated, and randomly pausing or emphasising words for no apparent reason. I've heard it said that his style is because he was trained in stage acting. ...
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Origin of the whistling sound when things fall

When objects fall in cartoons they often make a whistling sound. It seems to have spread to video games and even some live action movies. What is the origin of this sound? Things don't generally ...
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How did Squid Game ensure a single winner for every season?

It is shown that Squid Game had a single winner in every season, starting from 1990s to 2010s. How is it ensured? In the current season it was very possible that no one survived the toughened glass ...
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Why did Ethan Russell do this in the movie "The Woman in the Window" (2021)?

I have recently watched the movie "The Woman in the Window" (2021) with Amy Adams. I probably missed something, because I do not understand why the son, Ethan Russell (played by Fred ...
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Did the actor for "woman with stroller" change between shots in "Ruby and Quentin" (2003)?

In the beginning (around minutes 10-11) of "Ruby and Quentin" (2003), there is a robbery. The armored vehicle is initially "incapacitated" by a stroller with a bomb thrown at it ...
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What does Marty Jr yell while crossing the street in BTTF2? [closed]

In Back to the Future Part II (1989), at timestamp 23:12, Marty McFly Junior dashes from the Cafe 80’s into the street and is nearly struck by a car. What does he yell at the driver (specifically what ...
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If you pour buckets of gasoline on mattresses and shoot one pistol bullet at mattresses, will mattresses fire up?

In The Enemy Below (at 1:21:18/1:37:35), the USN XO fires one round from his pistol into mattresses that sailors have poured gasoline on. Next these mattresses fire up. Is this scientific?

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