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Matrix is a sci-fi virtual-reality/cyberspace term. Originally, matrix meant a womb, echoing the womb-like pods Neo and the others are kept in. The science fiction meaning, however, is more recent, found in Doctor Who's Deadly Assassin (1976) as an equivalent of cyberspace: How can you intercept thought patterns within the matrix itself? Or as a VR-...


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The Sith used to rule the galaxy before the Republic and the Jedi Order overthrew them. This is what the Sith are taking revenge for in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. As you could hear it from Master Windu and Palpatine's dialogue. MACE WlNDU: The oppression of the Sith will never return. Your plot to regain control of the Republic is over . . . PALPATINE:...


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One of the definitions in the Merriam-Webster for Matrix is something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form. from Vocabulary.com an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb) Another definition is: an array of circuit elements (such as diodes and transistors) for performing a ...


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The movie takes place in Hälsingland, a province in central Sweden. Sommar is Swedish for summer (Just as Midsommar is Swedish for Midsummer).


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It's the name of the spaceship they go to rescue. The Event Horizon was built with a gravity drive, designed to generate an artificial black hole and use it to bridge two points in space, thereby reducing travel time over large distances. To enter a black hole, one passes the event horizon.


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The movie you saw was based on a short film released in 2016, also called Code 8 (2016). In this movie, one mutant (for lack of a better term, we go with Marvel Comics' definition) throws a brick through a car window and he and a fellow mutant are then hunted by police for committing a "possible Code 8". In the ensuing confrontation with police, one mutant ...


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According to Cuarón, the title of P. D. James' book (The Children of Men) is an allegory derived from a passage of scripture in the Bible. (Psalm 90 (89):3 of the KJV: "Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.") James refers to her story as a "Christian fable" while Cuarón describes it as "almost like a look at Christianity":...


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It is related to the Star Wars' Expanded Universe. Long story short: There was only Jedi Order A group of radical Jedi wants to use negative emotion such as anger, envy, and selfishness as a source of the force This group of radical Jedi was kicked out and exiled onto a lonely planet outside of the Old Republic They started calling themselves Sith and ...


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There is no underlying meaning to this - each case should be interpreted separately. Sometimes it can be a reference to 3, or to make the logo more symmetrical, or to make the word look more like a different language, or to show that something is not right, but in a different way, etc.


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The episode features a battle for the Prometheus one of Earth's interplanetary spaceships. The name Ethon (or Aethon) is from Greek mythology In Greek mythology, Ethon was the eagle that gnawed the liver of Prometheus — the name given to Earth’s interstellar battle cruiser on Stargate. Gateworld Wikipedia The eagle who tormented Prometheus, Aethon, was ...


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The title isn't a reference to the characters' codenames, but rather a play on words of an old rhyme (from which the codenames are also derived). The most common adaptation of this rhyme comes from A. A. Milne [the chap most well-known for writing Winnie the Pooh] in "Now we are Six" That version starts… Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor ...


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The Wachowski's concept of the matrix is heavily influenced by Baudrillard's description of "hyperreality": Baudrillard defined "hyperreality" as "the generation by models of a real without origin or reality"; hyperreality is a representation, a sign, without an original referent. According to Baudrillard, the commodities in this theoretical state ...


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This is (or was) a common thing in literature "... and other stories", where the titled first novella or story was kind of a hook for potential readers. A kind of "single hit" that made people buy the whole record. The reason why this story was chosen is, for me, very "coeny brotherly". The movie is kind of an anthology and Ballad of is funny, light, a ...


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According to Chris Newell for Scriptophobic: The whole purpose of Monster, even in its loaded title, is to reevaluate how people see Aileen Wuornos, both as a person and as a perceived monster. [...] In a sense, Monster is an anthem for all women who are victims of sexual assault and rape, in how it refuses to accept patriarchal views about ...


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"Men" does not necessarily mean male The classic (now a bit archaic?) meaning of the word "men", especially when referring to large groups, includes all humans, not only male humans. So it's reasonable to assume that the title essentially means something like "Children of mankind".


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A possible explanation: Theodore falls deeply in love with Samantha, and she with him, but she is a mystery, a mystery partly signalled by the title: "her" rather than "she", the object of a man's perception and entranced bafflement. Another: The title of Her, Spike Jonze’s excellent but deceptively dark new film, is less anodyne than ...


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From IMDb: The film's title refers to the medical condition of spina bifida. Specifically: The doctor of the orphanage keeps a collection of jars with preserved infants dead from spina bifida: hence the “Devil’s Backbone” of the title. Each jar is full of a special rum, called “limbo water,” which preserves the baby inside. It’s also rumored to have ...


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As explained in the Guardian: The title is taken from what is evidently an old proverb: “On such days when everything is white and there is no longer any difference between the Earth and the sky, then the dead can talk to us.” The midnight sun of death shines a cold, clear light upon the living. Little White Lies explains: The film’s title, we’re informed ...


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"She" is the subjective pronoun, while "her" is the objective pronoun. So the choice of "her" indicates that the title character is the object, rather than the performer, of the action, as Theodore, not Samantha, is the primary viewpoint character.


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In addition to the other answers - and maybe a bit too obvious - the movie is very prone to slapstick and sometimes sexualized humor. To have the word "naked" in a movie title, might already raise some brows. While accompanied with the word "gun", a phallic device known for its willingness to propel emissaries out of it, it is a quite ...


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One reason to avoid "She" as a title would be to avoid confusion with the many film adaptations of H. Rider Haggard's She: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She:_A_History_of_Adventure#Adaptations


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Plover is entrapped within the Poison Room in the Neitherlands. He is infected by little bugs called tongue twisters. When we see him, he is spouting gibberish, and his first words (that we hear) are ... wait for it .... "Cello, Squirrel, Daffodil".


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Strangely, the characters never go to Singapore. In fact, nowhere in the film is "Singapore" mentioned. Why was it given that title? No, it's not mentioned but that is where, in fact, they were heading (hence Road to Singpore)...before they get sidetracked. Josh and Ace flee to Hawaii and then head for Singapore. Wikipedia


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According to the director, Sachin Yardi, the film is named “Chopsticks” because: ...it is kind of a symbolic way of showing how this girl who does not have a grip on life who eventually does...you realize why it’s “chopsticks” because it starts off with her using... From an interview on YouTube starting at 00:16.


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Black Rain (1989) Genre: Drama Director: Shôhei Imamura Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka , Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara From IMDb, Mr and Mrs Shizuma, and their niece Yasuko, make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, just after the atomic bomb has dropped. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village ...


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