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How does Cooper know that jumping in blackhole can gain back years?

After being hit by first wave at Miller's planet in Interstellar, Cooper and Amelia discuss something about time slippage etc. At that time Cooper says that, "can't we just jump in black hole to gain ...
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What happens in the hotel room after he leaves?

In Slumdog Millionaire, Salim asks Jamal to go away from that hotel room. Salim and Latika are left in the room and Jamal is asked to leave. Why was he asked to leave? And what happened?
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How does Walt deduce that he was the prime target of the Cousins?

On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says ...
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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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Why is being a hybrid a curse?

In Vampire Diaries S02E21 and also a few near-by episodes, it is said that Klaus is cursed - as he is both a Vampire and a Werewolf and more powerful than both. How is it a curse and not a blessing?
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What are the Blue Rings in 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'?

I recently watched "Bram Stoker's Dracula" from 1992. When Johnathan enters the castle of Dracula, some sort of blue rings appear in front of the castle door. What do they do?
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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...
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After what happened to Gale, was Gus still planning to kill Walt?

After Jesse killed Gale at the end of Breaking Bad season 3, Walt assumes that Gus is going to search for another chemist to replace him, and planning to kill him as soon as he found one. His ...
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In Spectre how does the DNA match work?

So I have seen Spectre twice now and I'm confused about one thing. When 007 gives Q the ring he puts it on his magical scanner thingie and his laptop eventually pops up with "DNA Match" (or something ...
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Why doesn't Vesper give Bond the additional $5M?

After Bond loses the first $10M in Casino Royale he asks Vesper for the additional buy-in, saying he can win, yet gets rejected by Vesper nonetheless. Isn't it a plot hole here? Vesper had one goal ...
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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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What was the deal between Haissam Haqqani and Dar Adal?

In S04E11, Dar Adal is seen in the car of Haissam Haqqani in Islamabad. Later in S04E12 (the last one) we learn that there was a deal regarding the videos of Saul during his kidnap by Talibans: ...
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Why the prevalence of Latin forenames in the Capitol?

When watching The Hunger Games as well as its sequel Catching Fire, it occured to me that the members of the Capitol often bear Latin forenames, like Seneca, Ceasar, Claudius, Plutarch, Octavia, ...
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S01E10: How did Romero know about the money?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), sheriff Alex Romero retrieved the money from Shelby's garage. How did he know about it? Was he involved in their slavery empire? If yes, how?
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What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?
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Why did the Capitol bomb District 13?

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), they never explained why the capital bombed them originally. Why did the capital bomb district 13 before the movie started? "I was always told ...
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Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the Hunger Games a second time?

Why did the rebellion allow Katniss to enter the games a second time in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire if she was so important? It would seem like a much safer approach to have just taken Katniss to ...
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Why did Snow not destroy the Victors' Village in District 12?

When Katniss Everdeen visits what is left of District 12, we see loads of dead bodies (well, what's left of them) and the destruction of the entire place. We then see that Victors' Village is pretty ...
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Who is the boy from Katniss' hallucination?

At the beginning of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when Katniss is hunting with Gale, she tries to shoot some birds. When shooting she suddenly imagines a boy getting hit by the arrow, much to her ...
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Why does President Snow want Katniss to keep on acting the love affair?

I admit that I'm not completely acquainted with all the subtleties of President Snow's and the revolution's views and usage of Katniss Everdeen for their goals in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What ...
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What envelope does Heavensbee replace?

On the DVD of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire there is a deleted scene which shows Plutarch Heavensbee exchange envelopes in some secured vault. He burns the one in the vault and replaces it with one ...
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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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How did Thresh know that Katniss befriended Rue in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, Katniss is attacked by Clove, but saved at the last moment when Thresh kills Clove. Thresh is then in a position to kill Katniss, too, but says (quoting from memory): Just ...
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Why does Reid scribble into his notebook `Extreme Aggressor`

We all know that Reid has an eidetic memory. Nevertheless in the very first episode Extreme Aggressor he keeps scribbling into his notebook. Why does he need to take notes even if he will not forget ...
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Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
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How did Red John predict the final short list of Patrick Jane?

Spoilers Ahead Talking about The Mentalist In season 5 finale we saw Red John delivered a CD to Pattrick. CD contains a video that was created 2 months back. In the video Lorelei read a message from ...
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In Casino Royale, why did the CIA agent had to wait?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent that offers to fund Bond after he lost the first $10M says "Once you win the money, CIA is going to get Le Chiffre." Why does CIA need to wait though? What difference ...
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What is meaning of movie title “The Naked Gun”?

What is the meaning of the title "The Naked Gun" in the series of detective-spoof movies starring Leslie Nielsen? Is it a joke based on an existing detective movie with a similar name? Or perhaps a ...
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What was the matter with the writer who didn't have an invitation to the show?

Nearing the end of King of Comedy, when the show that Rupert "bought" himself into starts, there's a writer with his family at the (back?) entrance, supposedly one of this evening's show guests. But ...
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Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
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How did the Enterprise return to their own timeline at the end of First Contact?

At the start of Star Trek: First Contact, the Enterprise follows a Borg sphere into the past to stop them from changing history - preventing first contact with the Vulcans and assimilating Earth. It ...
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Who attacked Dr Jacoby and why?

At the end of Season 1 of Twin Peaks, there are a lot of things happening. One of them is that Donna, James, and Maddy lure Dr Jacoby to the park making him think Maddy is Laura. As he is sneaking to ...
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Why can't Coraline's real parents remember about the trap?

Coraline Spoilers Ahead: So I learnt many things about the movie from "The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” Basically it looks like a normal fantasy animation movie, but it actually has a ...
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Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...
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Is this character really a bad guy?

I've watched Star Trek: Into Darkness recently and couldn't help but notice that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is not really that bad as they make it seem. Sure in another dimension he was one of ...
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Jason Bourne as Gilberto di Piento and passports

I just don't understand why Noah Vosen's whole team didn't pick Jason's "di Piento's" passport in The Bourne Supremacy when he arrived in New York as they should have known all Jason's identities but ...
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Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...
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Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...
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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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Why do the pirates have white teeth?

I was watching Black Sails and I couldn't stop noticing that the pirates have super nice white teeth. I would think pirates just had 'bad & rotten' teeth. Was this just left out on purpose or ...
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Dance and costume scenes in 'The Act of Killing'

What a great and scary documentary all in one. I am sort of disturbed after watching it on Netflix last night but I'm glad I did. One thing that confused me though were the choreographed dance and ...
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Hawkeye's sneak attack on the helicarrier in The Avengers

How did this work exactly? There's a pretty significant number of personnel required to keep an aircraft carrier running, let alone one that can fly and has cloaking technology. Is there an official ...
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Why do the sheep in the movie “Babe” have a password?

In the movie "Babe", the pig protagonist learns a secret "password" ("Baa Ram Ewe... Baa Ram Ewe...") that enables him to gain the trust of some sheep in a sheep-dog competition. Ignoring for a ...
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Why did the Three Blind Mice get 'into character' so early?

The Three Blind Mice are seen at the end of the opening scene of Dr. No maneuvering their way "blindly" through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They are not actually blind. They eventually come to ...
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What is the significance of the pink phone in “The Great Game”?

I would like to know why does Moriarty go through so much trouble to make a replica of the phone from "A Study in Pink" in the Sherlock episode "The Great Game"?
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Why was the PreCrime division shut down?

In the TV series Minority Report, why was PreCrime shut down. Why is using precogs illegal?
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Where do they get the power for drilling?

In Escape from Alcatraz (1979), How did Frank Morris get electricity to drill the iron bars at the top of the prison? I saw this movie two times, still didn't figure out how.
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How come Kalkeya Chief knew about what Bijjaladeva said a day before war

In Baahubali:The Beginning, During war, Kalakeya chief asks Sivagami, "You will declare King whoever kills me among both princes". This quote was said by Bijjaladeva a day before the war. My question ...
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How come the Omega remains dead after time is reset at end of Edge of Tomorrow?

After every reset in Edge of Tomorrow, Cage "wakes up" at Heathrow and everything is as it is (all the dead are alive like before). In the end Cage destroys the Omega's core, and its floating blood ...
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What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...