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What was the significance of the deep fried kebab poster in Infinity War?
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This may be a reference to an obscure "trend" from Scotland. The Glasgow Stonner Kebab "The Stonner", a 1,000-calorie, deep fried pork sausage kebab has been dubbed the most dangerous fast food in ...

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Did "Dirty Harry" feel lucky?
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One of my favorite movies! Firstly, the film is loosely based on real-life events. Scorpio is based on the Zodiac Killer and Dirty Harry on the inspector who was assigned on the case (David Toschi). ...

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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?
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I would go one step further and say both are at least partly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft whose Elder Gods are horrible entities that have true forms the human mind cannot comprehend. Indeed, to gaze ...

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What came first? Venom as the movie or as the song?
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I would point you to the Wikipedia page for this song which reads: "Venom – Music from the Motion Picture", more commonly known as simply "Venom", is a song by American rapper Eminem, written for ...

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Why does Walt punch the towel dispenser in S2E09?
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I would attribute it to a little bit of both reasons you give and a dash of "the ends justify the means". If you are no longer dying of cancer, then the moral justification that you gave yourself for ...

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Why does Ash never win a Pokémon League championship?
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The journey to become a champion can be long and arduous. Rocky had been fighting for years before he got a shot at Apollo Creed and even then, it was done as a publicity stunt. Remember, he lost ...

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Why does René refer to Picard as his nephew?
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I never fully understood that episode but from reading in Memory Alpha, Picard is recovering from his assimilation with the Borg. The vacation on Earth is about Picard reconnecting with his family, ...

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Bottle cap in Back to the Future
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According to AskBeer The twist off bottle cap appeared in the early 1960's. This was the same time as the introduction of the pop top can. This site specializes in questions about beer but the ...

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Have there ever been other TV shows or Films that told a similar story to the new 90210 show?
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I am a huge fan of this practice. TVTropes calls it As Himself and has the hilarious apocalypse comedy This is The End as a screenshot. This trope is when a real-life celebrity or famous figure is ...

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Longest Continuous Plotline Across a Series of Films
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Beating the 14 movie streak of the Blondie movies, we now have 23 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Iron Man The Incredible Hulk Iron Man 2 Thor Captain America: The First Avenger Marvel's The ...

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Pencils in the ceiling
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This is an example of Art Imitates Life but that's not the TVTrope link you need. This is the TVTropes link you deserve Object Ceiling Cling Basically, in storytelling, it's a comedic effect to have ...

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What was the name of the mysterious organization they sometimes referred to?
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From the plot section of the of the A-Team's wiki: They were on the run from Military Police for about four seasons until their ratings began to decline. Once captured, they were blackmailed into ...

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What happened to the Grail Knight?
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The price for immortality was for the cup for the Holy Grail to never cross the Great Seal. Elsa Schneider and Walter both wanted to take the Holy Grail out of the temple, breaking the only condition ...

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What is the most commercially successful movie adaption of a video game?
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In the years since the last answer was released a couple of films have topped it in the global box-office Warcraft earned $433.7M in 2016 Rampage earned $428.0M in 2018 The Angry Birds Movie earned ...

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Why do criminals whistle after doing something?
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TVTropes defines this as the Not-So-Innocent Whistle In media of all types, especially comics and cartoons, the "innocent" whistle is a main staple, often played for humor. Alice, feeling ...

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Are Arthur and Bruce related?
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According to the movie's Wikipage Todd Phillips co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. Phillips conceived Joker in 2016 and wrote the script with Silver throughout 2017. The two were inspired ...

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Who is the guy on Abso Lutely Productions vanity card?
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According to the Closing Logo website Logo: On a black background, we see a home video (from VHS) of a shirtless man (who looks a lot like Don Johnson with a mullet) wearing a pink hat in the ...

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Is Batman v Superman based any comic book?
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While the story is not a direct adaptation, the movie borrows concepts from a comic by Frank Miller titled The Dark Knight Returns Here is an article that explores the two works of art (the comic was ...

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Who or what is being redeemed in The Shawshank Redemption?
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There is a theme of Redemption vs Rehabilitation best voiced by Red as a character. Rehabilitation as Red points out is a fancy made up word to make the suits believe they are doing society a service ...

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Why did the Joi advertisement trigger K?
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Following up to SZCERZO KLY's answer, there is also a personal reason. (As personal as a cybernetic organism) As I recall, this was after "his" Joi was eliminated (the metaphor is thick there), so to ...

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What's the first appearance of Becoming the Costume that happens on Halloween?
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Great and interesting question! From the looks of it, the first instance of Becoming the Costume is The Twilight Zone (1959) has "The Masks", where a dying millionaire forces his worthless heirs ...

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Is the Rogue One final beach scene a reference to another movie?
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I am reminded of a dream sequence in Watchmen where Night Owl and the Silk Spectre share a kiss before being obliterated by the detonation of a nuclear bomb. See if the following clip matches:

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What gives Arthur the idea that his life is not a tragedy, but a comedy?
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I will once again venture to answer a question about a movie I have not yet seen ( but I do have tickets for this Sunday ) First, let me start with a quote from Mel Brooks, one of the greatest minds ...

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How did the music get into the transmission?
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Another user had a question about the Russians' Motives in Hawkins In my answer, I make reference to the coded message that was interpreted by Dustin, Robin (and Steve, I suppose). Based on the ...

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Why does Danny shed a tear?
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It's been a good while since I saw this movie, it's a difficult watch - you understand. I think there is a lot of frustration in young men in particular to admit when they were wrong. There is a ...

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Why were Erin and Andy not fired after they flipped out on Nellie/Robert?
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Robert was a very enigmatic character who valued confidence over capability (clearly, as Andy was far from the sharpest tool in the shed). I would say that he was not threatened by Andy's outburst ...

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Why such name for this episode?
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Ok, I'll give this a shot too, but it's also heavily language-specific context. Like a lot of episodes, the title is a reference to something you have acknowledged. "The Lion, the Witch and the ...

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Why is this episode of Legends of Tomorrow named as such?
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I'm not a fan of the show but I am a native Spanish speaker so I will say that "Lucha" means wrestling. There are many famous luchadores from Mexico such as El Santo, Blue Demon and Nacho Libre (...

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What is the term for this kind of final scene?
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I would say this qualifies as Leave The Camera Running Sometimes a single shot goes on for a very, very long time. Though this is usually a bad thing when done to stretch the film and/or its budget, ...

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Is it necessary to watch all the previous Rambo films before watching "Rambo: Last Blood"?
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I have not seen the newest movie yet but I have seen the other movies leading up to it (and the trailer for the latest movie). What I would say is that it's optional, depending on what you are ...

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