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Is Professor X dead or alive

In X-Men: The Last Stand Professor X dies, so how is he alive in X-Men: Days of Future Past? That makes no sense if he dies before they reach that future.
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Blue Velvet: Explanation for Gordon and Vallens in the final scene

As Blue Velvet nears the final scenes, Jeffery enters Dorothy's apartment... The question is... How to unsnarl this sequence of events into something coherent?
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Question about space station physics in Interstellar

At the end of Interstellar when "Cooper Station" is shown orbiting around Saturn, why does the ball while playing baseball travel to a different side and the houses appear to be upside down and there ...
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How did Richard and Erlich meet?

I've watched seasons 1 and 2 of Silicon Valley. We know Richard is staying in Erlich's incubator as one of his incubees, but do we know how they originally met? Did I miss something or is it ...
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Why is Joy intact while Bing Bong fades away?

spoilers ahead In the movie Inside Out, there comes a times towards the end when the emotion Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) and Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (voiced by Richard Kind) fall into the ...
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Is The Common Man's identity hinted in the movie A Wednesday?

In the Hindi movie A Wednesday!, Naseeruddin Shah played the role of "The Common Man", and Anupam Kher plays the role of "Prakash Rathod, Commissioner of Mumbai Police". When Prakash asks The Common ...
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Why does Spider-Man (Sam Raimi version) not start out his career wanted for murder?

In the first Spider-Man movie, when Peter tracks the thief who killed his uncle to the warehouse and confronts him, the thief stumbles backwards, trips over a raised pipe on the floor, and falls out ...
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What does Phoebe mean when she says “I bet they're doing it”

Friends: 'The One With All The Resolutions' (Season 5 Episode 11) When Rachel and Joey find out that each of them knows about Chandler and Monica's secret affair Phoebe enters the apartment. Both of ...
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Question about Jim and Claire's relationship

In the first Mission: Impossible movie, towards the end, Jim Phelps kills his wife, Claire. Up until then, we know that they were working together on framing Ethan. So why does he go ahead and kill ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this past week–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct?

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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Why doesn't Agent 33 take off her mask in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2?

So, I'm midway through watching the second season of Agents of SHIELD on Netflix, and one of the Hydra agents (referred to as Agent 33) disguises herself as Agent May early on in the season. But ...
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

During his training as the Ant-Man we can see Scott working on the electronics of his suit, specifically some kind of regulator, much to Hank's dismay, and a dialogue similar to the following ensues: ...
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Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali [duplicate]

In the movie Baahubali, why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?
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Does Captain Jack Sparrow die and get reborn after he enters the Kraken?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, at the end Captain Jack Sparrow enters into the Kraken's mouth. How does he end up in the World's End? Does he die and his soul is taken there or does ...
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Why didn't Tyrion confront Littlefinger for telling Catelyn that the knife belongs to him?

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, Littlefinger tells Catelyn and Ned that the knife used for trying to murder Bran belongs to Tyrion ("the Imp"). He told them that he lost it to him in a wager. On that ...
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The Importance of Being Earnest - Where do the cucumber sandwiches go in the second episode? [on hold]

In "The Importance of Being Earnest" (play from BBC learning English), in the 1st episode Lane tells his master that the sandwiches are ready and in 2nd when the guests arrive, he says that there were ...
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Why did Django push for the slave to be eaten by the dogs?

I love most of Django Unchained, but the part where Django pushes for the slave to be eaten by the dogs bothers me. It's a great movie about justice, except for this one scene where Django pushes for ...
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How did the first loop begin in Triangle?

How did the first loop begin in Triangle? One Jess is killed in the car crash. Why doesn't she move forward to the loop?
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How long did it take the infected to starve in 28 Days Later?

At the end of the movie 28 Days Later, we see that many of the infected are starving. But how long did it actually take all of the infected to starve to death? The main character wakes up after 28 ...
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How did Sonny buy the hotel?

In The Second Best Marigold hotel after the hotel inspector resigns Sonny offers to drive them... To the Very soon after this Sonny announces that he has bought it with help from his investor. ...
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Does Saul Goodman know Hank Schrader is a DEA agent when he comes to meet Badger at APD interrogation room?

I was watching the episode 'Better Call Saul' in Breaking Bad. It has the scene where Brandon Mayhew is sitting in the interrogation room of the APD and Saul Goodman comes in and the scene goes on. ...
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Why was a Smurf at the final battle if no Smurf arcade game exists?

In Pixels, a Smurf appears amongst all of the video game enemies at the final battle. According to the film, the game footage sent in the space probe was from the 1980's arcade challenge. According ...
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How come the Omega remains dead after time is reset at end of Edge of Tomorrow?

After every reset in Edge of Tomorrow, Cage "wakes up" at Heathrow and everything is as it is (all the dead are alive like before). In the end Cage destroys the Omega's core, and its floating blood ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash Tv show Spoilers ahead In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got stuck ...
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How does Elliott start feeling/behaving like E.T.?

In E.T. when Elliott is at school and E.T. is alone at home with the dog, strange things start happening. When E.T. drinks beer, Elliott starts feeling dizzy. When E.T. watches a romantic scene on TV, ...
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Where is Jasmeet born, in London or India?

In movie Namaste London, after meeting Bobby Bedi, Jasmeet says to her friend that she doesn't want to marry an Indian groom as she is British as she has born in London. However, when she visits India ...
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Why did everyone keep saying to Harry that his eyes are like Lily's?

Maybe there is an explanation in the books but in the movies it is bit unclear to me. I remember many people telling Harry Potter that he has got Lily's eyes. Why was there so much emphasis on that ...
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Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? [closed]

In Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? I saw movie 2 times, still it remains a doubt in mind.
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Ant-Man, shrinking, and weight

Is there a canonical explanation for how Ant-Man's weight works when he shrinks down that's consistent with the various events depicted in the film? I think the explanation given in the film is ...
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How did a signal turn the ship around?

In the Thunderbirds episode Sun Probe the ship fails to fire its boosters because of "radiation" but somehow Thunderbird was able to fire them remotely... How, if the solarnoughts on the ship itself ...
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If “Steel Mountain” in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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Dance and costume scenes in 'The Act of Killing'

What a great and scary documentary all in one. I am sort of disturbed after watching it on Netflix last night but I'm glad I did. One thing that confused me though were the choreographed dance and ...
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Why can't Guy Pearce travel forward in time with his fiance in the movie Time Machine?

In the movie Time Machine, Guy Pearce's fiance keeps dying when her time comes, no matter how many time he travels back to meet her. My question is why can't he take her on his time machine and ...
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How did the detectives know where to arrive in Murder by Death?

In the movie Murder by Death, a parody murder mystery by Neil Simon, the detectives show up at the house as though invited for a murder mystery weekend, a la "And Then There Were None". The ...
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Ending of It Follows 2014

Ok, so I watched the movie 'It Follows' and I don't get the ending. Wouldn't want to spoil the plot to those who watched it, so please don't read it. Did they kill it or does it still follow? How ...
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Was there any further relevance to the triceratops' desease?

During our protagonists' first drive through Jurassic Park they come to a sick triceratops. One of the park employees says that she gets sick every 6 weeks and they don't know why. Dr. Sattler deduces ...
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Why doesn't Wayward Pines wait a more couple of thousands of years?

Near the year 4028, David Pilcher and the future citizens of Wayward Pines wake up from a cryogenic sleep. My question is pretty straightforward. If the world is currently ruled by monstrous ...
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What happened to Marshall and Lily's bet?

In the end of How I Met You Mother Ted is seen going back to Robin. Marshall and Lily were forever waiting who is going to win the bet about Ted and Robin being together. Technically Marshall won. ...
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Why did the boy call 911?

In the movie "Mystic River", a 911 call by a boy played a key roll in closing the murder case. But why on earth did he (who later turned out to be the murderer) called 911?
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Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
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Why does Arby ask Jessica Hyde, “Where is Jessica Hyde?”

Before I start, I'm going to warn you that this contains spoilers of the first part of season one of Utopia, because I don't feel like sticking this whole question in a spoiler tag. In episode 1x03, ...
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Aladdin Genie - why not more clever?

I see a lot of movies or series involving wish granting beings that grant wishes in an unexpected manner. Why doesn't Genie do that too? I have a feeling that this will be answered away with "It's a ...
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Why did Jafar get Jasmine to believe him in Disney's Aladdin?

In the "Jafar's Hour" segment (the one in which he makes his two first wishes and sings his reprise of "Prince Ali") of Disney's Aladdin, Jafar uses his sorcerer powers to reverse Aladdin's clothes ...
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Why did Lord Cutler Beckett not give the order to fire/attack?

At the end of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End The Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman flank the Endeavour and open fire, tearing the ship apart. Beckett, stunned, disbelieving and ...
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Explanation for A Tale of Two Sisters?

Briefly Googling, I can find no English-language discussion that properly explains this superb, but extremely confusing movie. It could be that this is one of those movies that are open to many ...
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How did Cobb and Mal commit suicide while young in limbo if they lived decades there?

We can see the scene in Inception where Cobb and Mal commit suicide on the train tracks at a young age, but in the end of the movie Cobb reminds Mal that they lived to a very old age in their dream. ...
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Once Upon A Time In America denoumente

The movie Once Upon A Time In America is lavish in its cinematography. But the end unwinds without a satisfying resolution. I have a hard time understanding everything beyond when De Niro's character ...
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Do they ever really wake up from the sedative test?

I distinctly remember a scene in Inception when Cobb is testing Yusuf's custom made super sedative. He then abruptly wakes up and goes to the bathroom where he proceeds to splash his face with water ...
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Why didn't Aragorn go to Gondor for getting help for Rohan?

As we know in the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers, Aragorn suggested to Theoden to ask Gondor for help. However Theoden was skeptical that Gondor will not come and didn't ask for help ...