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The Drop plot explanation

Major spoiler ahead be advised ! In the movie The Drop, we see how Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) who acted as the bartender for Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) : in the case of the kid that got ...
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The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...
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Lawrence of Arabia: women on the cliffs

At about 1:40:00 into the film... When the massed Arabian cavalry leaves the Howeitat encampment to attack Aqaba, they pass by what appear to be women on the surrounding cliffs... ...who are ...
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High Moon (The Lotus Caves) Floating Eyeballs

High Moon is a (very loose) TV adaptation of the 1969 book The Lotus Caves. It was started as a pilot for a Syfy TV series, but eventually the series was declined. The Pilot was rigged into an ...
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How can there be mildew on time-frozen Jerry?

In Season 2, Episode 1 of Rick and Morty, the episode begins with Summer berating Morty about letting mildew grow on their parents while everything was frozen in time; Rick, Morty, and Summer were not ...
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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 did Ramsay Bolton transform Theon Greyjoy to Reek?

As we saw in Game of Thrones that Ramsey Bolton tortured, mentally and physically almost constantly, Theon Greyjoy. Then why, instead of killing him, did he transform him to Reek who is completely ...
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Why did Hector kill Gustavo's partner?

In the flashback scene in Breaking Bad, where Gustavo comes to Don Eladio's mansion to offer business with his partner, why did Hector kill the young chemist?
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Why did Walt take a second job at the A1A Car Wash?

In Breaking-Bad Walter White leaves Grey Matter and becomes a chemistry teacher. What compelled him to take up a second job? Is there any significance of his second job?
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In the movie Rollerball (1975), why didn't Jonathan quit?

In the original movie Rollerball (1975) Jonathan had many reasons to quit the game. He had reached every success in the sport, was getting old, the upper crust wanted him to quit and threatend him if ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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What is the significance of purple in the dream world of Sally

In the dream state of Sally in the Being human (US) season 2, when she was controlled by her Reaper self, why everything was purple. From building to interior and even her wardrobe is full of purple ...
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Why didn't Richard Kimble get shot?

Who doesn't love The Fugitive? Seriously there is just one part of the movie I don't get. This is after Kimble leaves visiting the prisoner at the city jail and is being chased by Deputy Gerard. ...
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My idea for a TV show — steal it if you want! [on hold]

It's called, "White People Rule The World." Despite its name, it is NOT racist at all; it is not taking itself seriously. It is a comedy about a single mother raising her teenage daughter in ...
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What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
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Checking the Girl's Teeth

Right before the last climactic battle in Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa and the band finally make it to her childhood gang, the Vuvalini. After Furiosa talks to them, they approach the wives and without ...
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Why did the Chitauri need Loki at all?

If the Chitauri scepter has an Infinity Stone within it, and it can be used to "activate" the Tesseract so that a person (or people) can travel from one galaxy to the next... why do the Chitauri need ...
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What happened to Edmure Tully after the Red Wedding?

All the soldiers and commanders from Tully and Stark family were killed during the bedding ceremony of Edmure Tully. What was his fate after this massacre? Did Walder Frey got his own son in law ...
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How did Korath know that Quill had taken the Infinity stone?

In this scene from Guardians of the Galaxy: How does Korath show up exactly when Quill is about to take the Infinity stone? How does he know Quill is there? Space is an extremely large place and ...
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How does Ariadne know that Saito is dead in the upper level?

When they are in the limbo, we see Ariadne asking Cobb to find and get Saito and not to lose himself before jumping from the building. However, before they entered this limbo Saito was still alive. ...
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How does Steve escape from the building in Venice

In the movie Italian Job, in Venice, after the explosion when the safe drops into the river below, Charlie, Left Ear and John submerge themselves in the water to crack open the safe. Handsome Rob and ...
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Why blame Batman for the crimes commited by Harvey Dent?

Near the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon says he cannot cover up the murders of 5 people, 2 of them cops. But how would the public know that Harvey committed those crimes? Why did they have to blame it ...
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At the beginning of Silicon Valley, were Richard Hendricks and Big Head working for Hooli?

---- Potential spoilers below ----- I watched the first season of Silicon Valley a second time, recently, and I enjoyed it, but something puzzles me: what are Richard and Big Head doing at Hooli in ...
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Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
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Why does Ser Mandon attack?

During the Battle of the Blackwater in Game of Thrones season 2, Ser Mandon attacks Tyrion. We know that Ser Mandon is from the Kingsguard, and Tyrion is leading the forces from King's Landing on ...
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Do we ever find out what happened when Gary Parsons hit a woman with his car?

In the show Damages, in Season 1, Episode 8, Ellen Parsons takes some time away from the main plot to help her father with a civil suit in which he hit a woman with his car. The last we hear of it, ...
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Explanation for Lenny's “I've done it” tattoo

I've watched Memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
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Reason and timing of specific characters death in s05e10?

At the end of season 5, Mother's Mercy. Jon Snow is killed by a group of Night's Watch "rebels" or group of Night's Watch that didn't agree with Snow's decision of bringing Wildlings in the Black ...
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Why does Harvey Specter tell Donna that finding an allegedly buried document will help the case?

In Season 2 episode "Break Point", Donna found that she signed in an allegedly buried document and then lost it, when Harvey knows that Donna found the document he react pretty "normal", telling that ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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How does Cole get from the First World War to 1996?

In Twelve Monkeys, Cole is repeatedly sent back in time, and after some period disappears and returns to the future. Most times we see him back in the "interrogation room" strapped into that chair. ...
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Why did Arya Stark lose her vision?

In the Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale Arya Stark becomes blind, because she killed a man who was not hers to kill. But I am not convinced that that is exactly the reason for her blindness. Can anyone ...
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What do the scars on Brad Pitt's back mean in Fury?

In Fury Brad Pitt had scars on his back, which seem to be from a whip. How did he get these scars when he was in the Army and what does it show?
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Why Ava behaved like that with Caleb?

I'm talking about Ex Machina, a masterpiece. I tried to give a title so that it doesn't contain any spoiler. Now spoilers ahead Ava an advanced AI developed human consciousness. So while Caleb ...
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Explanation of the ending of A Clockwork Orange

The ending of the film perplexed me a bit. The main hero says, quote, "I was cured alright". While that could be interpreted as honest and truthful, the final scene (the fantasized orgy) makes me ...
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Why was Ser Ilyn Pane there to execute all women?

In the Game of Thrones season 2 episode 9, Battle of the Blackwater, Ser Ilyn Pane was in the women's room acting as a bodyguard. Though the Queen claims Ser Ilyn was present to protect them and to ...
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Was “Hanna Schmitz” responsible for the death of 300 people in “The Reader ”?

Couple of months back I watched The Reader. In that movie, Hanna Schmitz was sentenced to life imprisonment because of her role in the death of 300 victims. But I could not understand whether she ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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What was doing the stinging in Maze Runner?

What were the boys getting stung by in the Maze Runner? They say multiple times that, "No one has seen Griever and lived to tell about it." If that's the case then what's is stinging them? ...
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What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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What did Dylan mean by “we were in agreement”?

At the end of "Now You See Me" when Atlas says to Dylan "When I said about being the smartest guy in the room" and Dylan responds "We were in agreement". I don't understand the "we were in agreement" ...
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How does “fighting” work?

In the movie In Time, we hear several references to fighting, it's implied that this is some sort of fight for time rather than a physical brawl. Later in the film we see Will and the Minuteman ...
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How does Myrcella Baratheon know who her father is?

When Jaime Lannister and Bronn go to Dorne for saving Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, then Myrcella Baratheon at one point in S05E10 says that she knows is her dad. Exactly how does she ...
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In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
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How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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Who sends Pops back in time in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, who sends Pops (Arnold) back in time to protect Sarah Connor? Was there any mention of this in the film?
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...