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Why don't wizards teleport more?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George Weasley acquire the ability and the rights to teleport. We can watch them teleport easily inside the Order's headquarters, which leads me ...
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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump, Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she walks ...
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Why would Marsellus forgive Butch in Pulp Fiction?

At first glance, it seems plausible that Marsellus forgave Butch because Butch saved him from the pawnshop where they had been captured by Maynard and Zed. But now after reviewing the film several ...
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Did Helen know the truth at the end of Enemy?

I got the impression that Helen knew that it was really Adam at the end and not Anthony based on her asking him how school was and later telling him she wanted him to stay when he was apologizing. ...
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How much time passed between leaving Earth and being found in space for Cooper? [duplicate]

If Cooper had a watch on his wrist, it would look like it is spinning at the same rate for Cooper due relativity. So if we don't include the long sleeps he had, in total, how long was this ...
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Why did Harlee burn her arm when Wozniak was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue?

I don't get it, why would Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) burn her arm when Wozniak (Ray Liotta) was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue? She used the kettle to burn her arm, what does ...
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Why did the Ghostbusters go with Louis Tully as their lawyer?

They were facing multiple criminal charges, and looking at multiple years in Riker's Island Penitentiary. Not only that, they were looking at a hard-ass prosecutor, judge, and the mayor's "dickless" ...
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Did Eleanor tell Vane about the tunnels beneath the fort?

I've just finished season 1 of Black Sails. In the last episode, when Vane appears, he tells Eleanor to be partners or else he will start sinking ships. When Eleanor talks with Captain Hornigold he ...
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What exactly is shown on the pagers carried around in House MD or Scrubs?

It seems that the cast can get to know almost anything just by reading the page that they get: whether there's an emergency with a patient or where they are being called to? I thought pagers just ...
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What was the significance of the diamond swallowing scene in Schindler's List?

I was watching Schindler's List and one scene confused me - what was the reason for the swallowing diamonds scene?
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What is happening in the title sequence of “About Elly”?

At the very beginning of "About Elly", during the titles, we seem to be seeing some sort of papers being shoved through some sort of slot – from the inside of whatever they're being shoved into. What ...
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Why doesn't Jimmy recognize his own father in Second Chance?

Everyone would recognize their own father, whether young or old - so in Second Chance, why didn't the son recognize his own father Jimmy?
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Plot hole or science faux paus in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

In the season 10 premiere of The X Files, did 'they' end up finding the ARV in the faraday cage because of a piece of intelligence telling them to look in that location or did 'they' find it because ...
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How did they end up on the bus?

In the 2015 thriller Heist (actually distributed in Australia by the original title of Bus 657), how did the criminal ensure that they caught the bus? (Spoilers follow) How could he be so sure that ...
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Did Forrest's mom know about his love for Jenny?

In Forrest Gump, after Forrest goes to the stage where Jenny sings naked, Jenny once again walks away from Forrest's life. In the next scene, he is seen sad, sitting on the wood by the lakeside alone. ...
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Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?
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Why is there a safety net conveniently located in the soon-to-be-demolished MI6 building?

This question is regarding one of the end scenes in the Bond film Spectre, so it contains some spoilers (kind of). It was thrilling to watch Bond and his companion jump several stories into a net at ...
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Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
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Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
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What is the reason for Alexa's reaction?

In The Animatrix episode Matriculated, a the wave of sentinels storm the resistance lab and kills all the crew except for Alexa. The converted sentinel helps her, saves her life, but she still passes ...
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Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
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Why doesn't Trevor remember the hit and run?

It's clear that Trevor Reznik's insomnia in The Machinist is caused by the guilt of the hit and run - but why doesn't he remember such an event?
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How do Sentinels get the ability to adapt every mutant power from Mystique's DNA?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sentinels are able to adapt or compensate every single mutant power. It is shown that they get this ability from a research based on Mystique's DNA. However, Mystique's ...
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What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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Does producing blue meth make Walter a chemistry genius?

In Breaking Bad, a high school teacher, Walter White produced 99.9% purity blue crystal methamphetamine. Now is that something only a true genius is capable of doing or is any talented/average high ...
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What is the girl Callie trying to do?

In Time Lapse, Callie was hiding the morning photos. She is secretly sending herself messages. What is the use of that? Why is she doing that? Then she kills her own boyfriend! What is Callie trying ...
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Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
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Why don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who ...
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What is the significance of SALT ending?

I saw Salt (2010) last week for the second time. The final scene after Evelyn escapes the helicopter, we hear a TV news reporter reading the news and saying something about the new USA president ...
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How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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Why do people bleed in real world when they are hurt or killed in The Matrix?

In The Matrix, on multiple scenes, when people get hit or die in the virtual reality, they also bleed in the real world. What is the reason behind this? EDIT: I know about the "mind effect over body" ...
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Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
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Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
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At the end of Interstellar, who built the colony?

At the end of Interstellar, we see a colony-camp built on Wolf Edmunds' planet. Is it built by Dr. Brand after her arrival or was it built by Edmunds for the arrival of the human race?
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Why didn't Jack Harmon simply enter the embassy basement by himself?

Mission: Impossible (1996) established that the crew could simply open/close elevator doors at whatever floor of the building, and Jack already had access to the elevator shaft. So why didn't Jack ...
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Why did the horse keep on walking when Glass was not on it?

During the scene in The Revenant where Glass tricked Fitzgerald by setting up his commander's body on his horse, why did the horse keep on walking? Doesn't the horse need to be signaled in order to ...
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Why doesn't Michael Scofield destroy the hard disk instead of throwing it in a river?

I have watched Prison Break like five times and every time this question pops up in my mind. Michael was a smart structural engineer with low latent inhibition and high IQ that made him keen ...
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Why is Shannon crying to Mandy about Brian and Curt hooking up the night before?

The scene in Velvet Goldmine I am referring to comes after an orgy where everyone was "hooking up" with everyone. Women with women, men with men, etc. Shannon isn't even with Brian or Curt. So why is ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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Who burned down the horse stables?

In The Sopranos episode "Whoever Did This" (S4E9), Tony accused Ralph of burning down the horse stables for the insurance money. Ralph denies doing it. So, who really burned down the horse stables?
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In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent?

In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent? What am I missing? Why does the FBI seem stupid?
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Why didn't James Bond finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash?

Episodes like this raise controversy in me every time I encounter them. But, in Spectre, why would James Bond not finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash? It is obvious that Hinx will remain a deadly ...
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Reference to a Danish version of something on the TV series The Magicians

Main character Quentin was talking about some Danish version of a movie or TV show. -It's not sleight of hand if you're gonna use CGI. -Well, I'm sorry. It's just.. That's insulting to ...
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About the role of Kate Macer in Sicario

I've watched Sicario a few days ago and I've quite enjoyed it, especially the way in which the plot is gradually and simultaneously revealed to the audience and to the female protagonist, Kate Macer ...
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How does Sherlock come to the conclusion Moriarty is dead?

In the Sherlock special, I am a little confused as to how Sherlock came to the conclusion that Moriarity is in fact dead, the whole show was spent trying to figure out how the abominable wife did what ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

The movie The Big Lebowski from 1998 portrays "The Dude" played by Jeff Bridges as an avid fan of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. There is a scene later in the movie where The Dude gets upset ...
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Why do Bell and Genesis say Ronnie is a magician in “Knock Knock”?

In Eli Roth's movie "Knock Knock" when Bell and Genesis are loading Louis' dead body into the van, who are they talking about when they say "Ronnie can make anything disappear"? I have searched but ...
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Why does the bank offer a tiny $3500 settlement for the home?

In the start of the movie 99 Homes, a family is evicted out of their home for missing three payments on their mortgage. But it turns out that the bank literally takes over the home itself the very ...
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Did Harry and Mia actually have sex?

The movie, Love Actually from 2003 depicts Harry portrayed by Alan Rickman as having a flirtatious relationship with his assistant, Mia portrayed by Heike Makatsch. Mia is the obvious aggressor in ...
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How did Drago get the Alpha?

I am confused about a scene in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The "bad guy" says that in order to conquer the dragons, you need dragons and you cannot beat an Alpha without another Alpha (to challenge ...