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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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What do the owls have to do with the events of Twin Peaks?

I recently finished watching Twin Peaks (season 2, not yet the prequel movie) and the ending has been driving me crazy. I'll spare you the rant and come straight to the point. In Twin Peaks many ...
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Does Starling City have active subway or not?

In Arrow season 1 episode 18 Salvation, we learn that Starling City doesn't currently have a subway, it used to, but it's now abandoned. The tracks of the old subway were used by a villain in that ...
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Is “White Men Can't Jump” a dream?

At the start of White Men Can't Jump, Billy Hoyle looks around some empty outdoor basketball courts with a smile, lies down with a basketball under his head, and falls asleep. The scene dissolves to ...
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Why does Tyler Durden leave the Narrator taking his suitcase?

In the movie Fight Club, Tyler Durden leaves the Narrator taking his suitcase while the narrator was asleep. My question is not about the car crash, it's about the scene that comes after the car ...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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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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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Did John steal Primo's kilo in Five Star?

At the end of Five Star, John is accused of stealing Primo's kilo of cocaine. The movie never actually shows John deliver the cocaine, as he claims. Another man is murdered on John's attestation of ...
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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 is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Why did Freya suddenly get so agitated during her speech?

Nearing the climax of The Huntsman: Winter's War, when Freya is holding a speech in front of her Huntsmen right before Eric tries to assassinate her, she suddenly starts to hesitate a little and gets ...
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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing ...
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What's in it for Tamaki?

In Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki decides to make Haruhi a host in place of paying off her 8 million yen debt. If she had continued on as an errand boy, the debt would have been paid off ...
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How were some gods brought back to life?

In Gods of Egypt, lots of gods have been killed during the movie, and it was mentioned more than once that this is impossible to bring back the dead, including dead gods. However, in the end, some ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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What made Bronach and Ben sad?

In Song of the Sea, why did Bronach look sorrowful when Ben asked her not to take Saoirse away, and why did Ben cry after seeing this reaction of Bronach? I think I got the metaphorical structure of ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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Why didn't Julian tell Danny the truth about his last job?

At the end of The Matador Julian asks Danny for help with a last job he needs to do in order to be free and not get killed by his boss, to which Danny reluctantly agrees. But then after it's done he ...
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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why doesn't the supposed killer recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene, we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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How and when did David kill Mr. Peterson's boss?

Mr. Peterson's boss is the only death in The Guest (2014) that wasn't shown on screen. I can't figure out how David could've fit this in his schedule: Day 1: David meets everyone in Caleb's family. ...
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Control the past, control the future in a different time-stream?

In the series Terra Nova: In the first episode Maddy and her little sister see The Probe, you'll get a brief explanation about how it's the first item that they send back into the past, but never ...
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Why do Ragnar Lothbrok's men carry their own banners?

Throughout Vikings, when the soldiers of other earls are shown, they carry shields bearing the banner of their liege, in all cases except Ragnar's. Is there a historical or canonical reason for ...
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Who is “we” in Franks' monologue?

Episode 10 of the 4th season of House of Cards contains a fantastic scene of Frank intimidating Catherine Durant. When referring to himself Frank initially uses first person singular: But of ...
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Hand drawings in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

In the movie A Walk Among the Tombstones, what was the significance of the drawings by the young black boy that was helping Matt? It looked like drawings appeared several times in the movie at ...
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Why do the dolls attack everyone on the LOCUS SOLUS ship?

In Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Batou infiltrates a factory-ship owned by LOCUS SOLUS, while Togusa is hacking it externally. In the end, the dolls produced on the ship are activated and attack ...
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Why do we never get to see Rex's face in Killer Joe?

Not only Rex, but Chris' mother is shown only once and only when she is dead. We never get to see Rex's face. Is it intentional, maybe so that the audience focuses on main characters only?