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Why does Mycroft call the US a colony even after it achieved independence?

No this is not a mistake. It's just a British form of derogatory humour to continue to refer to the US as "the Colonies". It's not something that would be used in everyday speech to refer to America ...
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Why does Deadpool say "You're welcome, Canada," after shooting Ryan Reynolds in the end credits?

Ryan Reynolds has repeatedly said that he is less than happy with his appearance in the 2011 "Green Lantern" movie - he even admits that he has never seen it. Ryan Reynolds provided this ...
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Why was Pepsi free in 1985?

"Pepsi Free" was a caffeine-free version of Pepsi introduced in 1982. This product would have been familiar to Marty in 1985, but unknown to a soda jerk in 1955, hence the joke. In 1987, ...
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How was "Hodor" adapted in other languages

German: "Halt das Tor!" whereas Tor is better translates to gate than to door. This actually works well for "Hodor". French: As pradyot commented "Qu'ils n'aillent pas au-...
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Why did Morpheus tell Trinity to stay off the freeway?

Since agents can inhabit any "bluepill" person in the Matrix, the freeway poses a few issues. Yes, you can move quickly from one distant point to another, but that's of no benefit to Trinity, Morpheus,...
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Why does Quentin Tarantino add non-plot related dialogue in his movies?

Not everything has to drive the plot. His characters are supposed to be real people. Real people have those types of conversations. It humanizes the characters, whilst, at the same time, setting up ...
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What does War Machine's "Canopy! Canopy!" line mean in "Avengers: Endgame"?

He was a fighter pilot. In order to enter or exit a jet fighter you must first open the glass "bubble" over the cockpit, which is called the "canopy."
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Why is the spoken German in many US films and TV shows so inaccurate?

Because it's a level of detail that was considered irrelevant for the show's development As a software developer and general IT nerd, I am constantly faced with this principle. Many, many TV shows ...
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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

Was it just a subtle bit of humour to subvert the audience's expectations that they were going to compare it to bats using sonar to navigate? Mostly ...but it's also a not-so-subtle nod towards the ...
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What's the difference between "men of violence" and "violent men"?

In the continuation of this scene, Dr Jeremiah explains that difference: Dr Jeremiah: No assumption. Not at all. you misunderstand me, I said you are men of violence I'm not accusing you of being ...
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Did silent film actors actually say their lines or did they simply improvise “dialogue” while being filmed?

It seems they did use scripted dialogue. From the article Silent Movie Revisited with an emphasis of mine, Third, one should also stress the important contribution of this book to the critical ...
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Why was Bruce's silence referred to as a "Walt Disney"?

Is there a reference I'm not getting? i know Walt Disney pioneered sound cartoons, so is it meant to be ironic? At one point in time, it was rumored that Walt Disney had been cryogenically frozen ...
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Meaning of "go boil some milk, pastor"

Pasteurization is a process most commonly done to milk, where something is mildly heated to extend its shelflife by destroying some bacteria. The process was invented by Louis Pasteur. This sounds ...
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Why did Daenerys say this in "The Queen's Justice"?

You are taking it too literally. This is Dany's POV, not a legal POV. Nor is there a Supreme court of Westeros to issue a ruling on this matter. This is completely subjective to the person who is ...
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What does Jack Sparrow mean with this word of advice?

The point of the advice is that a brother might tolerate a man courting one of his sisters, but he will consider a suitor to multiple sisters to be a cad and will therefore oppose the suitor, so in ...
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Why is the 'You talking to me' speech from the movie 'Taxi Driver' so famous?

Just to get the more superficial reason out of the way first, it's possible that those particular words got stuck in our heads and are now representative of this entire scene because they're repeated ...
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Why does Archer say "Balls" whenever someone says "Benoit"?

Benoit is a French name pronounced like Ben Wa. When Benoit tells his name to Archer, he laughs because it reminds him of Ben Wa Balls, a sex toy. Source 1 As the Gran Prix was going on, Benoit ...
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Why did Missandei say this?

We all know Dracarys is the word to release Dragon fire. Missandei is telling Daenerys to burn Cersei Lannister. Nathalie Emmanuel who played Missandei tweeted after the release and response of ...
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Why is it a problem for Freddie if the guys from Munich did what he wanted?

You're kind of focusing on the wrong end of the sentiment. It's not so much that they did what Freddie wanted, it's that they never stood up to him or offered any critiques. What Freddie's trying to ...
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Game Over, Man...Game Over! - What's the source?

It was the idea of Bill Paxton. As it was told to UPROXX by Bill Paxton himself, (emphasis mine) I'm not great at improvising on the spot. The stuff I improvised was stuff that wasn't in the script, ...
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Explain Ant-Man's "not it" scene from Avengers: Endgame

Nebula didn't ask for a deed, she was just telling the story. Why did Ant-Man use "not it" in this conversation? He's saying..."Don't choose me to go there" Scott knows they have to go there to get ...
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What accent did the actors use in Black Panther?

From State.com (emphasis mine): Beth McGuire: Visually, that’s where we were. Linguistically, what we did is we honored the genealogy of the precursor to Black Panther—Captain America: Civil War. T’...
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Why is Titanic's Astor asking if Jack is from the Boston Dawsons?

Since the sinking of the RMS Titanic was an actual event, there are people depicted in the film who were genuinely on board the ship. John Jacob Astor and his wife, Madeleine were both real people ...
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What does Rick mean when he says "When it comes to women, you're a true democrat"?

I don't think it is about being "liberal" so much as having "democratic" beliefs. To say someone is democratic means they believe in equal representation. By calling Renault a "true democrat", Rick is ...
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Why does Principal Vagina say, "no relation" after introducing himself?

The joke is that the Principal is saying his name has "no relation" to the body part. He is constantly attempting to clarify that his last name is "not a joke" and that it's a real, "possibly ...
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What God do Gamora and Nebula believe in?

It's just an idiom; it doesn't necessarily mean they believe in an actual God. Indeed, we have no real reason to assume they are speaking English in the first place. We know for a fact that the Kree ...
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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

That conversation happened when Bruce decided to turn himself in (So The Joker stops killing people) The way I understand it is Alfred advocating that Bruce Shouldn't turn himself in or reveal his ...
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Is there any reason why Matthew McConaughey does not speak English with British accent in the Gentlemen?

Matthew McConaughey plays a British drug dealer No, he doesn't In fact, the character is an American now living in the UK as is stated at several sources...for example... Matthew McConaughey ...
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Who is the third man that Sandor Clegane is referring to?

More likely it's a reference to dysentery, which quite literally caused people to have "shat themselves to death" and was a huge problem not only in the real-life Middle Ages but also in books Game of ...
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How are talking scenes in movies/shows filmed?

There are many ways to film dialogue scenes. In reality, what you see on film (unless there are no cuts at all) is a compilation of potentially dozens of takes of on-set film and audio recording, ...
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