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Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
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What is the problem with powering the Mark 42 suit?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a problem powering the Mark 42 suit. There is a key scene where he has a panic attack because the young boy says the suit is not charging. There is also a scene where ...
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Why did Walt call the police?

Why did Walt call the police at the end of Breaking Bad S05E15? He was supposed to be in hiding, and it was just a matter of luck that he wasn't caught... the police didn't check the inside of the ...
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Why did Mike get out of the car after being shot?

Didn't he stand a better chance of fighting back, given he has a gun, and was good with it? Instead, he wasted the little energy he had left so he can sit at a river...
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What was the Lewis Carroll reference and mockery to the Phoenix members?

A scene in The Social Network Mark wants the mailing list of Phoenix Club members from Eduardo. The conversation was : Mark Zuckerberg: These guys know people. And I need their emails. ...
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Punishment for bad behavior - a moped!

In Donnie Darko there is an exchange between Donnie's parents about some behavior over which they were called in to see the principal. Later, they are sitting together, eating in silence, each lost ...
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Was Dr. Lecter really cooking human flesh?

In the TV-series Hannibal in one of the episodes we see Dr. Lecter killing a man and there are many incidents throughout the season about Hannibal killing people. But I didn't understand or could not ...
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How do the events in The Day of the Doctor relate to those in The End of Time?

In the Doctor Who episode The End of Time the war is described as being "time locked", like a bubble, nothing can come in or out - except things which were already out. In The Day of the Doctor we ...
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Why did the 11th doctor live so long compared with his predecessors?

According to the TARDIS Data Core there was about two or three years between the appearance of the 9th doctor and his regeneration. From the same source we can estimate that the 10th doctor lived ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
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Why was Tony Stark so sure that Banner would return to fight?

In The Avengers, despite the mess Hulk made with the ship, why was the Iron Man so sure that Dr. Banner would return to fight?
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Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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Inconsistency about the girls in “Prisoners”?

First, I apologize for the vague title of my question. I don't know how to write it properly, without it being a big spoiler, which I don't like to put on the front page of the site. My question is ...
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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Did the First Lady die accidentally or by a terrorist attack?

What happened during the Christmas evening drive from Camp David to a campaign fundraiser? How did the car crash? Was that a tree or some kind of terrorist attack? And how did she (First Lady ...
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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 ...
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Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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Why did Cass distrust the Doctor?

In the webisode The Night of the Doctor we meet the pilot Cass who is extremely fearful (or perhaps angry with) the Doctor once she realises he's a timelord (bonus points if you can tell me how she ...
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Why does Walter use Lily Of The Valley instead of ricin?

In Breaking Bad Walter wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning of Brock. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure ...
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What happens to the money used to buy the car wash?

During the end when Walt is found out to be Heisenberg, the DEA and feds went and seized all his assets (like his and Skyler's home) but what would happen to the car wash? Since this was purchased ...
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Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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5 go down - 6 come back - Who's the sixth?

In Transformers 2, at the beginning, once the Decepticons find where Megatron lies, they go diving down into the ocean about 40 minutes into the the movie: The overseen ship/sonar calls out: "5 ...
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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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Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
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Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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What did Victor say to Darcy's character at the end?

At the end of Dead Man Down, Darcy asks Victor if he didn't kill him because he had a family and Victor replies "I didn't kill you because ........". Rewound it 15 times and it is unintelligible to ...
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What was the relevance of the tea?

In The Escape Artist there's an in reference to tea which I don't understand. When acting as Liam Foyle's defence Maggie Gardner drinks some tea which he asks about. Foyle: What tea is that? ...
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Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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What causes the tension in the strap between Dr. Ryan and Matt?

In the scene where Dr. Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock) leg is entangled in Soyuz's parachute cords and she is tethered with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) through a strap, there is tension in the strap, ...
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Why did Avatar Roku destroy the temple after talking with Aang?

I just finished watching "Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar Roku". Towards the end of the episode once Aang is done talking with Roku he (Avatar Roku) proceeds to destroy the tower. Why does Avatar ...
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Why did Mike shoot through Chow's right hand?

In Breaking Bad, when Mike rescued Chow, who was being held hostage by cartel's hitmen, he asked if the lady to whom Chow spoke in Chinese can drive. When Chow replied that she can drive, Mike shot ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
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What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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Why did Marshall shoot one of the villains before he committed a crime?

In the movie "High Noon (1952)", when the Marshal is looking for some assistants to help him fight Frank Miller and his friends, one of the civilians asks: Those three killers walking the streets ...
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When Michael was in surgery, how did he realise what SCYLLA actually is?

As far as I know, when Michael was in surgery he had visions of Charles Westmoreland and uncovered what Scylla actually was? Or did Michael use his extraordinary brain to know the reason behind ...
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Is there any difference between a “Walker” and “Zombie”?

Is there any difference between the terms "Walker" and "Zombie" as used in the Walking Dead?
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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How are Tony's mother and sister green-card holders in Miami while Tony is stuck in Cuba?

How have Scarface Tony Montana's mother and sister got green-cards and have been living in the US for years but Tony hasn't?
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Why doesn't the building blow up at the end?

Ma-Ma has this thing attached to herself which will detonate the bombs if her heartbeat stops. Well she does die in the end and yet the bombs don't go off. Did I miss something here?
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What is the relationship between Daenerys, Viserys, and dragons?

We are told from early on in Game of Thrones that Viserys and Daenerys are brother and sister, and it is said they are the descendants of dragons, although this is (as of yet--midway through season 2 ...
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What does “they are holding” mean?

In Breaking Bad season 3, episode 3, Hank and Gomez are in a low class bar where all the other patrons look criminal. Hank comments that two patrons "are holding", and maybe the bar owner is holding ...
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What does Eli mean with the words “Be me, for a little while”?

In Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), after Oskar found out about Eli's true nature and let her into his apartment he asks her: Oskar: Who are you? Eli: I'm like you. ...
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What is Håkan's background?

Since the beginning of Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), Eli was accompanied by Håkan, an older man, who tried (not very successfully, though) to kill people and gather their blood ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world. Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the ...
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How did the kitchen get messed up?

In The Sixth Sense there is a scene where Cole is in the kitchen and Lynn walks out of the room talking to him. She returns and finds all of the drawers and cupboards open. She screams in fright as ...