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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed there by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover ...
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At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception, there is some doubt that Cobb is in real world. But if he is not in real world then at which level of dream he is? Starting at the presumed starting 'real world' as the ...
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Why Cooper didn't simply not give the co-ordinates of NASA?

In Interstellar, Cooper tries to send a message "STAY" to his daughter so she won't let him go. If that was his intention then why did he give the coordinates of NASA at first place?
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead Engineer which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured the Alien vs. Predator movies (a Xenomorph). ...
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What happened to the bodies in American Psycho?

Towards the end of the movie, we see Patrick Bateman in an apartment full of dead bodies. He ends up confessing what he's done to his lawyer. Later he goes back to the apartment, only to find the ...
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What was Mann's motivation?

In Interstellar, the crew members visited the second planet and found Mann. Soon after finding Mann, they discover that he has lied about the data. And then he tried to kill Cooper as he decides to ...
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...
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OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?

Birdman is a very innovative movie. The cinematography alone is brilliant, capturing the spirit behind the scenes at a Broadway Theatre. And the screenplay seems, in part, an interesting view of ...
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Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?

In Edge of Tomorrow William Cage is reliving the same day over and over again. The time loop always starts with Cage waking up at Heathrow, after his meeting with the General.       ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Which Wolverine Existed During the Time Gap?

* Minor Spoilers * During X-Men: Days of Future Past it is explained that the actions Wolverine takes in the past will not come into effect until he wakes up. So when he wakes up in the present the ...
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What happened to Jarvis at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Towards the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron JARVIS uploads himself into a lifeless Virbranium android. This process creates Vision. Then before the final battle we see Tony Stark uploading a program ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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How did Sherlock survive the fall?

In Sherlock, BBC Series, Season 2 Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall, how did Sherlock survive the fall? I've read some theories online regarding this, but in this interview, Steven Moffat says "There ...
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Why do the kicks have to occur simultaneously?

In Inception, why do the kicks on the different levels have to occur simultaneously, rather than one after another?
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What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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Why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message?

In Interstellar, we saw Murph, Tom, Prof. Brand are able to send message to Cooper. Then why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message as well?
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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Why do we see Tesla “inventing” the machine in “The Prestige”?

I understand the whole magic/cloning/one-upping each other bit in "The Prestige". I don't understand why they specifically needed Nicola Tesla to be the inventor/creator of this cloning machine. ...
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How did the watch do what it did?

In Interstellar, after young Murph places the watch on the bookshelf in her bedroom, her father - in the same bedroom but from another dimension - moved the second hand and recorded data in a ...
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Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
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What was the telekinesis about in Birdman?

My girlfriend and I were just watching "Birdman" and had to leave early because she had a seizure. I don't often go to films and it's not out on DVD, so I'm wondering if someone would mind telling me ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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Why did Neo have powers in the real world?

In the Matrix, why did Neo have magic powers in the real world? For example, (1) Those scenes where he blows up those robots purportedly with his mind. (2) That one where he has no eyes but can ...
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How did Angier know not to appear in The Prestige?

In The Prestige, the secret to Angier's 'Real Transported Man' trick is that he is effectively cloned while teleporting, and the original Angier is drowned when disappearing under the stage. When ...
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Why did it take a rocket to lift off the Earth but just shuttles to lift off the other planets?

I remember gravity in both the planets in Interstellar being comparable to that of Earth's. 80% of Earth gravity in case of Mann's planet and 130% in case of Miller's planet. So, why did it take a ...
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What kind of apparatus is Bane's mask?

During the course of the film, it is explained that Bane has to wear his mask in order to keep his pain level down to a bare minimum. During the final fight, we see Batman start to disable this ...
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive ...
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What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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How does the dream sharing actually work?

In Inception, dream-sharing is (obviously) a huge part in how the entire plot functions. Is there any valid references (either scientific or even just an explanation from the writers/director) as to ...
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Rookie Anderson's initial evaluation of Dredd

During the scene chief judge introduces Dredd to rookie Anderson, this conversation ensues. Chief judge: Rookie Anderson what can you tell me about the person I am with? Rookie: Male, another ...
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Do Frodo and Bilbo live forever at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Elrond mentions that going to The Undying Land which is west of Middle Earth allows Elves to be immortal. Does this apply to other creatures such as Hobbits? I know Frodo and Bilbo Baggins go there ...
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Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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Who are “they” in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, NASA scientists keep referring "they" in most of their conversation with Cooper. Are "they" mean alien or some supernatural race?
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How did Liam Neeson know his location in Taken 2?

In Taken 2 when Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, was kidnapped, and calling Kim/Maggie Grace from his locked cell. He asked her to draw 2 circles, according to the map chart: One of 3 km from the hotel, ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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Condition of Earth in Interstellar

What caused the earth condition in Interstellar in the first place? Was it global warming that caused the dust storms because of soil erosion?
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Did Lucy travel time or was her mind imagining / portraying the views?

When Morgan Freeman pushed the 3 remaining bags of the CPH4 drug into Lucy, we saw her traveling through time (some steps of history from current world to big bang). Some of those events where ...
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Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter and Angier have this conversation Cutter: Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who described ...
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said We ...
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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel ...
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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

In Prisoners, when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he (Alex) left them. He then denies saying this. Why? ...
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How did Murph know about Edmunds?

During the end of Interstellar Murph says to her father to go seek Brand as she is all alone on their "new planet". How could Murph know that Wolf Edmunds was dead?
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What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot?

I have watched Christopher Nolan's Memento more than once and I still can't get the real thing that happened. Yes I get that the movie is shown backwards, but it really confuses me. I understand that ...
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Test scene in Men in Black

In the beginning of Men in Black, when Will Smith is in the room with the other candidates for the job, they're all sitting those egg-style chairs with a table in the middle. This is where they're ...