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Based on true story?

Recently I saw film Fire in the Sky. At the beginning it was written: Based On a True Story Does it mean that Travis Walton was really abducted by aliens?
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How did they realize the truth about Josh?

Beware of major spoilers. In Insidious Chapter 2, when the Grandmother and the three "Ghost Hunters" follow the lead from the past to find out what happened to Josh, they go to the old hospital and ...
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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 does Matt Damon cut a hole in the roof of the rover?

In the movie The Martian (2015), Matt Damon is asked to cut a hole in the roof of his rover and cover it with a tarp. I couldn't see any reason why this was done, except possibly to allow it to fill ...
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How many people are there onboard the train in Snowpiercer (2013)?

Just watched Snowpiercer (2013), and it made me wonder how many people are there onboard of the train, or at least the order of magnitude - is it like 1,000 or more like 1,000,000? This would give me ...
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Did Ben Affleck's character see Rebecca Hall's character when she activated the alarm?

It all happens in the beginning of The Town. Did Ben Affleck's character see Rebecca Hall's character when she activated the alarm? If he did see her, did he not act because he liked her then and ...
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Why did Deborah start a relationship with Bailey?

At the end of Once Upon a Time in America, when Noodles visits Deborah and asks her about Senator Bailey (who later turns out to be Max), she first denies to know him but shortly after we learn that ...
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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
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Why did the man-next-door attempt to kill the family-next-door?

In the movie Dream House, near the end its revealed that: Its actually the man-next-door (Ann's husband and Chloe's father) who kills the Ward's wife and two daughters. We are shown that he is ...
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How does Kate Macer identify Ted has been sent to kill her in Sicario?

In Sicario Reggie introduces Ted as a cop to Kate Macer (Emily Blunt). After having some drink and dancing, they become intimate, and then Ted brings out this band from his pocket. Looking at this ...
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The Usual Suspects - Truth in Verbal Kint's Story

Verbal Kint (aka Keyser Soze?!) narrates 'the story' of what happened after their police lineup, few weeks back, that ultimately leads up to the finale at the ship. Verbal uses a lot of information ...
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What surrealistic 20s movie is mentioned in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris

What surrealistic 20s movie is mentioned in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris? It was something like a main character says to one of 3 surrealists (not Salvador Dalí but one of his collegaues) that he ...
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Who is the father of Darth Vader?

In 'The Phantom Menace', Anakin's mother says: There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth to him. I can't explain what happened. So who was his father? Was it Darth Plagueis; because ...
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Outcome of relationship at the end of 'Blue Valentine'

At the end of the movie 'Blue Valentine', as 'Dean' walked away from the home and sending their daughter back to 'Cindy' mean that they separate (divorce or something)? Or does it mean anything else ...
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When did Carroll get out of the transport?

In the episode "Let Me Go" (S01E07) of The Following, Joe Carroll escapes from prison but Ryan Hardy seemingly witnessed him being strapped into the transport. Later, Hardy realizes that there was ...
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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 the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer drove in a circular pattern since it had been running for 17 years prior to the events in the movie. At one point, the creepy woman with glasses who seemed to be at least ...
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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 the dream is he? Starting at the presumed 'real world' as the first ...
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Why did Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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Why should one not share his or her totem?

In the movie Inception, why didn't Arthur allow Ariadne to see his totem, which was a loaded die?
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Who are Lucifers' four on supernatural?

if i'm not mistaken, Lucifer once told Dean, after Lucifer gets shot in the head with the colt, that there are only four beings that cant be killed by the colt. But never says who they are.I always ...
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Why didn't McMurphy escape?

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, McMurphy and Chief planned to escape to Canada, and near the end of the movie, they trapped Turkle and made him drink in order to escape in the night. But, in the ...
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Why did Chief Bromden fool everyone?

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, at the beginning of the movie we're told that Chief is a deaf and dumb. However, when McMurphy and Chief were talking just before the electroshock therapy scene, we ...
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Why did DeWitt return the trophy to Eve's home, when she told him to take it with him to the party?

I'm very confused, because near the end of the movieIn All About Eve, Eve tells Addison that she does not want to attend the party, and asks Addison to take the trophy in her place instead. Addison ...
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Why did Obi-Wan vanish after his fight with Vader?

Usually when a lightsaber strikes a person, the part of the body where the lightsaber struck is cut off; but when Vader's lightsaber strikes Obi-Wan, he just vanishes. Is this because of Vader's ...
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What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in S1E13?

What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in House of Cards S1E13? Is it to hurt the public support for Tusk when he is announced as VP?
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“Escobar: Paradise Lost”: who died?

Note: this whole question is a spoiler. The ending of the subject film is ambiguous, hence this question. At the end of "Escobar: Paradise Lost", Maria sees that Nick's wound is fatal, or near ...
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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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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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Why was the tattooist killed at the beginning of Ninja Assassin?

The hero of the movie is a good guy and always punishes those who deserve punishment. However the tattooist in the very first scene of the movie seemed to be a good man. Despite that, He killed the ...
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How did Dylan Rhodes guarantee that FBI would give him the task to arrest the magicians?

Big spoilers up ahead. You have been warned. Early on in the movie, Dylan Rhodes was given the task to track down and arrest the Four Horsemen, a task he begrudgingly accepts. However, at the end of ...
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How was the TV turned on again in Metropia?

I have seen Metropia (2009) recently and noticed something that kept bothering me. Towards the end of the movie, we see Roger (the protagonist) setting at the desk of Stefan, after he was killed and ...
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After the events of S4E11, why didn't Gus shadow Walt?

After Gus fired Walt, prefigured he would kill Hank, threatened Walt's family and left him in the desert near the end of Breaking Bad S4E11 »Crawl Space«, it doesn't seem too hard for Gus to ...
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How can Martin and Jake afford their living?

In the TV series Touch, the main character Martin and his son Jake live in a very luxurious flat in New York. He is working security related at the JFK airport. How can he afford this flat in ...
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How does Optimus heal himself in Age of extinction?

In Age of extinction, in the scene where Optimus is on the road with Cade and Tessa (after they take refuge in the broken down gas station), he transforms into a shiny new Western Star 4900 Phantom ...
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What are the Ghost of Christmas Present's Brothers?

In A Christmas Carol staring Jim Carrey, the Ghost of Christmas Present mentions that he has a lot of brothers. Ghost of Christmas Present: [You] Have never walked forth with my elder brothers? ...
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Who is the chosen one?

In the "Star Wars" movies who is the actual chosen one? Is there really a chosen one in Star Wars? If there is, then who? I do not think that it is Anakin Skywalker. Is it Luke?
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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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Where on the Enterprise-D is the “Battle Bridge” situated?

I have done extensive research on this but keep coming across what appears to be conflicting information, so I am hoping the knowledgeable base here can shed some clarification on my question. I am ...
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Why does “Move on” (2012) seem so disjointed?

I just had the doubtful pleasure of watching the 2012 film 'Move On'. It is described as "special road movie" on the film's official website and an "unusual road trip [with] unexpected turns" on imdb. ...
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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Was Hanzee at the Motor Motel before the police cavalcade arrived?

In Fargo, Season 2, Episode 9, "The Castle", the police decide to maintain Ed Blumquist's meeting with Mike Milligan at the Motor Motel. This is after Hanzee Dent has already absconded with a car and ...
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How does Han communicate with Chewbacca?

Ever since the character was introduced I struggled to understand how Chewbacca communicates with everyone. His grunts sound more or less the same every time but somehow everyone seems to "know" what ...
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What is the story behind the 'wall girl' in the movie “Deep Dark”?

In the movie Deep Dark, the main character, an actor talks to a girl who helps him in his artwork. The girl is behind the wall and passes things to the actor. What is the story behind the girl in the ...
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Why was the Refinery in the Planet Jupiter, specifically?

Jupiter Ascending revolves around a royal family business/corporation/empire. Abrasax Industries, produces: This is done at the Jupiter Refinery, which is buried in the center of the Giant Red Spot ...
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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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A civilian for two weeks?

At the end of The Cell (2000), Peter Novak is no longer an agent. At least not for two weeks. He is still allowed to investigate and such, however, as he's at Carl's house. What happened? Catherine ...
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Why would Phoebe have been so intrigued with the wrestler's costumes?

From Friends: The One With The Ultimate Fighting Champion Monica: He [Pete] wanted to tell me he’s gonna compete is some ultimate fighting competition thingy ... it's like wrestling ... ... ...
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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 ...