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What's the meaning of the two scarves during the riot in Straight Outta Compton?
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That scene depicts the LA Riots (related to the 4 police officers involved with the beating of Rodney King being found not guilty). The day before the riots broke out, the Bloods and the Crips ...

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Why does Dr. Lamar go along with Vincent's deception
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In the fullness of that scene at the end, Dr. Lamar asks Vincent if he'd ever told Vincent the story of his son. This is something that Lamar has asked Vincent many times, without ever telling Vincent ...

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What's the movie about two brothers with their health being predicted by a device as soon as they were born?
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I believe that you are thinking of Gattaca. It presents a society driven by eugenics. A family has two sons, one "naturally" and one using the genetic manipulations. The natural born son faces much ...

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Why is Sansa Stark so important?
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Bran is believed to be dead. When Robb marches to war, Theon Greyjoy betrays the Starks and takes Winterfell. Bran and Rickon escape. Theon eventually has two boys slain at a farm and says that they ...

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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space
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I believe that you are thinking of Superman 2. The villains (General Zod, Ursa and Non) had been banished from Krypton into the "Phantom Zone" which was depicted as what looked similar to a plane of ...

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How did she deteriorate?
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The monitoring equipment in the hospital measures things like blood pressure, pulse, oxygenation and the like. What it doesn't monitor is blood clots. Blood clotting is a normal reaction to wounds and ...

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Who hired Malcolm Crowe?
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No one hired Malcolm Crowe to look after Cole. Over the course of the movie it is established that Cole can see dead people and that reason the dead haven't moved on is because they have something ...

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What does Admiral Kirk whisper to Doctor McCoy?
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According to the script, he is saying "Later". BONES: (dry) Admiral! What about the rest of the inspection? KIRK: (mouths word) Later.

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Does Narcos use real corpses?
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I've been working my way through Narcos. I haven't seen the entire season yet but in the 5 episodes I've watched so far the show is a blend of real archival pieces (video clips, photographs, etc) with ...

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What time format is this guy's "watch"?
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Maybe they aren't using months at all. It could be 116 years, 39 weeks, 3 days, 23 hours, 58 minutes and 38 seconds.

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What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?
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If I remember correctly he says "Put me in a coma, why don't ya?" It has nothing to do with Walt being sick. This was a flashback to their very first cook together. As Jesse was a former student in ...

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What does this scene with Meg turning her room's lamp on and off refer to?
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It's a reference to the movie Fatal Attraction. In that film, Glenn Close's character has a brief affair with Michael Douglas' character and then begins to stalk him, etc. There is a scene where her ...

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Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?
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After being released, he is attacked by vagrants. I believe that if he was faking, he would have defended himself. Instead, two bobbies come along and save him. They turn out to be his old "droogs" ...

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Why does Walt talk about Victor?
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I always took this to be about Mike. One of the biggest reasons Walt is upset at this moment are the "legacy costs" that you mention and Mike's insistence on paying them. This money is cutting into ...

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What is the significance of the flashing lights?
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I believe that it was a reference to the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In that film (the scene is on YouTube) humans use a board with flashing lights (similar to the lights on the ...

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Swimming to shore from the gulf stream in the middle of a hurricane
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In an interview with Executive Producer Scott Buck he explains that it is mentioned in a different episode that Dexter had an emergency life raft on the Slice of Life, implying that the raft is how ...

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Why are the LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. workers Australian?
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According to this article Tarantino is a big fan of Australian exploitation cinema and wanted to work with actors from 70s Australian cinema because he thought it would be "cool." The characters were ...

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Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?
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As FredH mentioned in his comment, in this particular case most of the gaps in NCIS correspond to political pre-emptions. However, even when there aren't these kinds of special things going on, most ...

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How does the 2012 storyline connect to the prior storylines in Cloud Atlas?
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The publisher gets a manuscript of a novel called, "Half Lives: A Luisa Rey Mystery" by an author named Javier Gomez. This is the name of the boy in the Luisa Rey (1970's) section. Several times, the ...

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Do boom mics only capture dialogue?
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What you are calling a "boom microphone" doesn't really exist. The boom is a pole that holds a microphone so that the operator can stand outside of the frame and still get the microphone into a ...

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B grade 80's movie about a commando hunted like an animal
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I'm pretty sure your thinking of Deadly Prey from 1986. The plot, as taken from Wikipedia is Colonel Hogan rents his mercenaries out to anyone with the right price. This time it's businessman ...

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What is the connection between the first and second parts of Full Metal Jacket?
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It can be argued that Joker is the main character since he narrates the film and it basically follows his experiences. During the time period depicted (1967-68) soldiers were commonly sent directly ...

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Does Daredevil take place right after 9/11?
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Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios) has verified that all the new Netflix Marvel shows are part of the the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which is what Marvel Studios is calling the shared universe ...

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Now that Sons of Anarchy is over... What was up with that homeless lady?
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The homeless woman was Emily Putner and she was killed in an accident that resulted from John Teller's collision with the semi-truck. Her daughter (who threw the rock at the ice cream shop) is Brooke. ...

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Were Ninny and Idgie the same person?
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This is a fairly common misconception with the movie. In the book, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, it is absolutely clear that the two are separate characters. In fact, if I remember ...

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Woman out to get revenge on men who killed her kid
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I think you might be thinking of Blue Tiger, from 1994. A mother and her son are out shopping for a Halloween mask when her son is killed by accident during a gang hit by Yakuza/Japanese Mafia. One of ...

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In "Mystic River" how come no one mentioned the second murder?
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They hadn't mentioned it before because they didn't know about it. The molester's body wasn't found until the morning that Sean went to talk to Jimmy. Sean says "Look at me. I got a call from Celeste ...

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Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers?
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Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man (and Venom), 20th Century Fox has Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, the X-Men (including Wolverine) and Cable. Marvel Studios (now owned by Disney) owns the ...

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How old is Mike's granddaughter?
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I believe it was an issue with casting. In the the Breaking Bad Season 5 episode "Madrigal" Hank questions Mike about an offshore account in Kaylee's name and says he has trouble believing that a ...

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Whatever happened to CWI?
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At the end of Season 1, Claire fires Gillian Cole who then sues Claire and the CWI for wrongful termination. At the beginning of Season 2, Claire makes a deal with Gillian whereby Gillian drops the ...

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