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Why did the soldiers of the North disobey Jon?
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Daenerys has decided to rain fire on the keep already, which prompts Grey Worm and the Unsullied to attack. Jon does not command the Unsullied, so it is reasonable that they would not respond to his ...

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Why is Spaceballs specifically numbered Chapter XI?
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Theory #1: It is a joke about chapter eleven bankruptcy The only thing I can think of that is specifically related to the number 11 is possibly some kind of obscure joke about Chapter Eleven ...

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Why did Remy demand the speeding ticket?
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This is a case of two extremes. Remy Danton gets pulled over for speeding but doesn't have his license or registration on him. He asks the cop for a break but becomes a victim of racial profiling and ...

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Did Genie actually grant any of Aladdin's wishes other than the one to set him free?
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Genie only officially granted the wish to be made free Of the other two wishes, one was in progress but never fulfilled and the other was not official since it was never verbalized. Wish 1 - Genie ...

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McClane is a NYPD cop. Wife Works in LA. Why was the plane going to Dulles?
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They were in Dulles because they are visiting Holly's parents who live in Virginia. By Die Hard 2, McClane is no longer NYPD but has moved to LA to be with his family. Presumably he flew out with the ...

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What is this yellow sticky substance Mulder puts in his vodka?
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As mentioned by BrettFromLA, this is indeed Orange Juice Concentrate and he is mixing it with vodka. There are several recipes for such a slush cocktail if you google "orange juice concentrate and ...

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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?
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I'm shamelessly going to steal some wording from an article that does a great character analysis of Jenny. “Instead of realizing that narrative even exists in the story,” Namtara says, “people ...

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Why is Black Panther addressed with "Your Highness"?
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The Black Panther is a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Wakanda and the title "Your Highness" is typically reserved for royalty. see wikipedia The character is usually depicted as the ...

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What do the radio messages mean in the 1984 version of Red Dawn?
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It is meant to be a cryptic message that can only be understood by those who know the meaning. There is historical precedence for resistance groups using radio broadcasts to communicate messages to ...

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What exactly happened to Louise's first husband in Arrival?
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Spoilers ahead First of all, they weren't flashbacks. One of the very pivotal points of the movie is that somehow, by learning the language of the heptapods one is able to see the future. As an ...

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Do Butch and Sundance really die at the end?
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were real outlaws. The movie is based on their actual lives. Below, I've copied what wikipedia says about their death and possible survival. TL;DR It is generally ...

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Why did Grima shed a tear?
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Grima has just been arguing with Saruman about how strong Helm's Deep is and how it is virtually un-breachable. My interpretation is that he has always seen Helm's Deep as the ultimate in protection ...

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What is the meaning behind this scene in American Sniper where the nurses ignore Bradley Cooper and his crying baby?
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One of the key focuses of the movie was to show how PTSD affects families. This scene and others are in the movie to show an indication that Chris Kyle is suffering from PTSD. Here is a snippet from ...

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Why the language change?
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I too have wondered about this when I watch the show. It seems strange to start with subtitles and then suddenly switch to English in this manner. At first I imagined maybe they wanted to do subtitles ...

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Did Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone actually sing and play the piano in La La Land, or was it dubbed over?
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Ryan Gosling Its all him according to an interview: "In fact, there's not a single close-up shot of [the character] Sebastian's hands in the entire movie that's a piano double," director ...

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What did Q's hint that a watch tells time tell James but not me?
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First of all you seem to have gotten the line wrong. He tells him it tells the time and then later tells him that the alarm is quite loud. I took it as simply as an ironic joke; a reference to the ...

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Is Felix a host?
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Given that episode 10 already addresses this possibility and you in fact mentioned it in your question, the only conclusion we can draw at this time is that Felix is not a host. Anything beyond this ...

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Why does Katherine take the blue binders to the washroom?
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She was expected to do her work on time and she had a lot of it but there wasn't a bathroom close enough for her to visit. It is established that she is gone 40 minutes a day to visit the only colored ...

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Which Skywalker rises in The Rise of Skywalker?
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I'm going to keep my answer relatively simple because I think it should be. I think there are several levels on which this can be interpreted. Ben Solo Kylo Ren is "killed" and is replaced by Ben ...

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Can anyone make sense of the Cast Away packages that were left on the island?
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As far as I remember we never actually see any to or from addresses on any of the packages so it's anyone's guess where they were headed. That said, I should point out the flaw in your conclusion that ...

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How did Odin Quincannon's actions serve God?
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The point was that the things that Jesse was using his ability for had unintended consequences and he was being careless with them and not thinking about their implications. We can compare this to the ...

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What makes The Shawshank Redemption so cinematically important?
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From IMDb's own explanation, the following explains how their rankings are determined How do you calculate the rank of movies and TV shows on the Top 250 Rated Charts? The following formula is used ...

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Who is Alex Jones referring to when he says: "I waited but he never came"?
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Here is the full text of what he says in this scene: Alex: I'm not Alex. I'm not Alex. Keller: What? What are you saying? What? What? Alex: I'm... Not... Alex... Keller: What do you mean you'...

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Why did Korben Dallas leave the military?
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Cearon O'Flynn's answer appears to be correct. I was able to find confirmation of this according to some of the text in the original script. I'm adding it as another answer since it provides ...

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What was the purpose behind showing nearly identical camera shots of the two houses in Annihilation?
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From an interview with Alex Garland and Oscar Isaac by Cinemablend, Garland confirms that the similarity is intended. With hints of Kubrick and Tarkovsky, Alex Garland's Annihilation is a serious ...

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Why were the Chinese allied with the United States in "Red Dawn"
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After some history reading I actually have an answer for this. And I'm going to let Wikipedia do most of the talking. US and China were allies in 1984 The Shanghai Communiqué The Joint Communiqué of ...

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How did they shoot the clone scenes in "Moon"?
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According to a Q&A session with the director there were various methods used. This article explains: There were four ways of filming Sam: one was to use a body double, acting alongside Sam; two ...

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Is there any religious ground for a demon to give up its name?
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This is a hard question to answer simply because opinions will vary depending on religious philosophy but I'll attempt to explain the philosophy behind it without getting too specific although I may ...

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Why didn't Jimmy get the permission to air his commercial?
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He knew that they would turn down the commercial and turn it into something that wasn't what he wanted and would be ineffective and he would not have any control to carry out his ideas. Consider the ...

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What was the symbolism behind pushing "The Button" in Lost?
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One of the running themes of the show Lost was embodied in the struggle between Jack and Locke... the whole "Man of Science, Man of Faith" struggle. Locke was a believer in the unexplained and that by ...

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