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What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
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What did Charlie's aunt do?

I just watched the new movie with Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". The central theme of the movie is the relationship between Charlie and his aunt. He has been traumatized by her ...
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Does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws after the change in events?

Wolverine ends up changing history from 1973 and manages to change the outcome of the future. In the scene where Wolverine gets pulled from the bottom of the bay and onto the boat, General Stryker ...
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Why Mr. Ford was afraid that Tibeats would kill Platt?

Why can't Mr Ford just prohibit Tibeats from killing Platt in 12 Years a Slave? He does have the power to do that since Tibeats works for Mr Ford. And Platt was officially Mr Ford's property. Doesn't ...
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Was Frodo Baggins in the original version of The Hobbit?

I see from the trailers for the new Hobbit film that Frodo Baggins is in it. It has been a while since I read the book but I don't remember Frodo being in it. Was his addition only for the movie ...
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Language of the Moria password in The Fellowship of the Ring

At the gates of Moria there is a riddle on the door. "Speak Friend and Enter". Frodo then asks Gandalf "What is the elven word for 'Friend'?" who replies and the door opens. Given Moria is a ...
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Why did Riggan Thomson choose to end his play that way?

The Broadway play that ex-Birdman Riggan Thomson is about to stage ends with the protagonist, played by Thomson, shooting himself in the head with a gun. And at the end of the actual premiere Riggan ...
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Why does 2001: A Space Odyssey not provide an explanation of its ending? Are we supposed to read the book?

It's a movie geek's film to watch and to enjoy. But when I reached the end, I had no idea what to take from it. Some of the ideas are amazing, the visuals, and the lines (I'm sorry, Dave. I'm ...
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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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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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Why was McGarrett wearing an Army uniform?

I don't normally watch Hawaii Five-0, so I'm not familiar with the intricacies of the characters' histories, but last night I watched an episode from Season 3 (episode 20) titled "Olelo Paʻa", or "The ...
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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Who is the masked German Sniper near the end of the movie?

Recently saw the movie Fury and near the end of the movie when Don "Wardaddy" Collier gets shot by the German sniper. The German sniper initially wears a doorag/mask around his face and is revealed. ...
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Why did Valentine need the Professor (Hamill)?

Why was Valentine so interested in tracking down Professor Mark Hamill at the start of Kingsman: The Secret Service? Did he need him to enact his plan? I thought he was a climatologist, not some ...
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Why didn't Hans Huberman slap Liesel in the movie, like he did in the book?

I have read (The Book Thief) right before watching the movie. I know there are a lot of changes to make the adaption from novel to screen possible, but I couldn't help noticing that Hans Huberman ...
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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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“It doesn't work on Wood”… Evidence to the contrary?

It has been a long running joke on Dr Who that his screwdriver has no effect on Wood.. However, in the episode Robots of Sherwood the Dr uses his screwdriver on a wooden/straw target with this ...
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How do they know the contents of the morning weather report message before they break the code?

In The Imitation Game there's this 'aha' moment where they realize IF they know the contents of the morning weather report they can use that to break the enigma. They can use the common phrases found ...
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How does Amy escape capture?

In the movie Gone Girl, Amy has killed a man. She has his blood all over him. The cameras in the house would prove that Neil’s character was innocent. Even the smallest of investigations would prove ...
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How did Alan lose his chiropractic license?

In season 12, episode Here I come, pants: Walden: "We'll gonna lose everything we worked for over one stupid mistake." Alan: "It's my chiropractic license all over again." I can't remember ...
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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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In Grand Budapest Hotel, an explanation regarding Gustave

Tried to keep the title spoiler free. Spoilers follow: In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave is wanted for murder. At the end we see that the second will is produced which shows that in the case of ...
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In The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home?

In the movie- The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home? when Steve kept hindering her and when she discovered the bodies, she could've just gone to her mom's home. So why didn't ...
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The Game has some unanswered Questions! [closed]

In the movie The Game by David Fincher a thriller IMDB Movie Descripoion: Wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange Birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a ...
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Why did Ripley try to deactivate the self-destruct sequence?

In the final sequences of Alien, Ripley activates the self destruct sequence of the ship, Nostromo. After seeing the alien in front of the shuttle entrance, Ripley runs back to the control room and ...
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Why was Baelfire sent back with everyone when Regina tore the curse scroll?

I don't understand why Baelfire got sent back to the Enchanted forest with everyone in S0311 after Regina tore the curse scroll, "canceling the curse". It doesn't make sense to me. He wasn't in ...
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White horse in season 2 of Zorro (1957)

In season 1 of Zorro (1957), Zorro's horse, Tornado was black, but in the first half of season 2 it was white, and the second half the season it was black. Was this oversight, or two different horses? ...
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What is the origin of mimics in Edge of Tomorrow?

In the wiki for Edge of Tomorrow it's stated that The film takes place in the near future, where an alien race has invaded the Earth and defeated the world's military units. It's only telling ...
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Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?

In Fellowship of the Ring, were those at the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the One Ring would defeat Sauron? I'm guessing that they must have known this because nobody seemed surprised that ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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What is the role of the Colonel & who is he in “The Double (2013)”

I'm talking about The Double (2013) I find this movie very confusing. And after searching a bit, reading wiki,IMDb synopsis I found that the movie is ambiguous and can be interpreted differently. ...
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What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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In the Film Red who shoots Joe as he leaves Dunning's house?

While Joe and frank are at Dunning's house, the FBI (or maybe the CIA, or maybe both!?) surrounds them. Victoria tells them they are surrounded and there is no clean exit, but she can cover them to ...
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In the movie The Colony (2013), please explain this scene

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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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 was Carolyn’s intention with the gun?

Towards the end of American Beauty, after her affair was found out by Lester and the relationship is broken off, Carolyn can be seen distraught in her car, and eventually loads a gun. She then drives ...
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What happened to the Witch?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods the Witch (played by Meryl Streep) It's mentioned that, after the first time she lost Is it the same curse that ultimately caused the dramatic end to her song? If ...
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How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: How did The ...
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How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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Why does the killer need to conceal their identity?

I remember being impressed by the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge when I first watched it. The plot (in case you don't remember) involves a prominent Editor (Jeff Bridges) accused of killing his wife ...
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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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What was Nicholas Van Orton's real birthday date in “The Game”?

In The Game, There are two dates mentioned as Nicholos' birthday.The first one is October 11th, which is mentioned while Nicholas and Conrad has a chat at the hotel. Conrad: and all the sudden it ...
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Who is the rapist in the opening sequence of Dressed To Kill?

In Dressed To Kill (1980), the opening sequence shows Angie Dickinson being raped while taking a bath. It's never even mentioned in the movie again. Who? Why?
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Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door in DDLJ?

Off-late, many people on Facebook have been sharing this particular still from DDLJ. It seems funny or logical? Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door? Does director want to show LOVE IS ...
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What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
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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 ...