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Why is Rumpelstiltskin a bad guy again?

In the third season of Once Upon a Time Rumpelstiltskin gave his life in order to save his son and his friends. Now he is complotting with the new villain of the series. I don't understand this choice ...
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Primer question to better understand the movie

I just discovered Primer: it is nothing short of amazing IMHO. I've read various sites and graphics explaining how their machine work and I've got a question which, I think, would help me better ...
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Did Wolfe kill Triphammer? [closed]

Did Triphammer die in the fight with Wolfe on episode 5 of Powers (2015)? I really like him and it would be a shame for him to die like this, he's such a kind soul.
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Virginity timeline (Inbetweeners)

When do the 4 boys in the UK's Inbetweeners lose their virginity? I have watched the show (but not the films but I don't mind spoilers) but there are just too many jokes about sex / virginity that I, ...
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Who is the narrator in the movie Book Thief?

I have just saw the movie and I have some doubts about the narrator's identity. In the first part of the movie it made me suspect that he is Liesel's brother (I think there was a line were he ...
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Significance of Matthew 7:7 in Imitation Game

I don't understand how the Bible passage (Matthew 7.7) let Alan Turing to identify the Russian spy on the team in The Imitation Game. Can anyone explain (in some detail?)
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What gave Caincross away in the Imitation Game?

In the Imitation Game (2014), Alan Turing finds out that his associate John Caincross is a Soviet spy after reading a passage bookmarked in the Bible. I know it was explained earlier, but what was it ...
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Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

In S01E03 of Breaking Bad, why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate? What made him suspicious, sort through the garbage, and put together all the broken pieces of the plate ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Who really owns the pocket watch, Richard or Elise?

Who really owns the pocket watch in the movie Somewhere in Time? In the beginning of the movie the old Elise (Jane Seymour) gives the pocket watch to Richard (Christopher Reeve) asking him to come ...
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What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
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Why did Leonard wear Jimmy's cloths?

In the beginning of the story (means end of Memento) Leonard wore Jimmy's cloths and there was a paper in Jimmy's cloths this was how Leonard met Natalie. Why did Leonard do that?
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How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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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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What's so great about House Tully?

In Game of Thrones episode 7 of season 1, Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) describes Catelyn Stark (originally of House Tully) as having "impeccable bloodlines". In addition to this it is constantly ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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Significance and implication of Mahout's death

After the Calcutta violence scene in Hey Ram, Saket Ram saw the mahout (elephant's caretaker) dead and that the elephant could not move. I think it was chained. Does this imply anything? Why did the ...
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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Madge Hardcastle's decision

-- SPOILERS AHEAD -- I just saw and loved "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man ...
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How did John Pasternak know of Claire's fondness for tulips?

Please correct me if I've erred, but I believe that John Pasternak sent the bouquet of tulips in Season 3, Episode 6, Claire Underwood, who herself asks the same question as that in the question title ...
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How come the cops didn't find the gun thrown in the shallow river? But they had his prints on the murder weapon

In Shawshank Redemption, Andy tells the prosecutor and the court that the night that his wife and her lover were killed, he threw his revolver into the river from the bridge and went home. The ...
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Significance of the red elbow in American Sniper

There is a scene in American Sniper where an Iraqi bends down to pick something off the floor and in doing so his elbow was exposed. It was a bright red colour as if it had been burned. From this, ...
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What was the reason for Javert's decision?

In the film Les Misérables Javert kills himself after letting Valjean pass. Why did he commit suicide? Was it because he felt he failed? Was it because he didn't want to be indebted to a criminal? ...
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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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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 when he arrived in New York as they should have known all Jason's identities but Landy's colleague picked ...
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Why is there an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of Birdman?

Why is there is an asteroid scene at the beginning and at the end of the movie Birdman? Did that asteroid strike Riggan and give him the power to fly?
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What is the significance of the game “Monument Valley” to House of Cards plot

I don't understand how the game "Monument Valley" played a role in Frank's plan putting a "philosophy" behind his AmWorks program. When he started typing on the keyboard and showing the screen to his ...
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Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?

Background: In Luther, Series 3, episode 1, Ken Barnaby is a suspect in the case of a murdered internet troll, Jared Cass. Cass had tormented Barnaby and his wife over social media after their ...
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Why does King Henry's “death” immediately place Thomas Cromwell in such danger?

In Wolf Hall episode 5, 'Crows', King Henry VIII suffers a fall at a joust and stops breathing. As panic ensues, young Rafe suggests to Thomas Cromwell that they flee before the ports are blockaded. ...
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How did the US PoW infer the end of WW2?

In the 2014 movie Unbroken, at (approximately) the 1 hour 55 minute juncture, a US B-29 flies above the PoWs who were told to bathe in the water, before other B-29s do so. I personally observe that ...
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Big Trouble In Little China Ending

Yesterday I watched Big Trouble in Little China for the third time in a week. What a hidden gem this film is! Anyway my question is why did Jack Burton refuse to kiss Gracie at the end? he has ...
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What was the meaning of Fiona's visit to the killer in prison, in the last scene?

I've read the interesting question regarding the death of the priest's dog in the movie Calvary, and the discussion about that. The question I have is regarding the very last scene, in which the ...
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Were the events in “Passion” really happening or a dream?

I have just seen the film Passion (2012), and seriously, I don't get any of it. Wikipedia does not have a detailed storyline of the movie and other sites just have a review. I would like to know what ...
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How did Richard Parker manage to get the goat inside the cage?

In Life of Pi, we see Pi's father put a live goat at the gate of Richard Parker's cage. In one shot, the goat is tied standing outside the confinement that holds Richard Parker. We see the tiger ...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack Jon Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking Jon Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust John but I don't see how it achieves ...
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Interstellar Ending Scene and Logic

I recently watched Interstellar and it was quite an amazing movie. There is something that has been bothering me. At the end, when Cooper is stuck in the time-space shelf created by the other beings ...
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Did Aegon have an army?

When Aegon the conqueror crossed the narrow seas in Game of Thrones did he come with any sort of army or was it just his family and his dragons?
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Did Tony post guys outside of Happy's hospital room and have them require badges to get in?

Quote from Iron Man 3, emphasis my own: [as Hogan lies in hospital critically injured, Tony is sat in his room when a nurse walks in to check on Hogan] [...] Tony Stark: Uh...mind ...
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Details on Roose Bolton's betrayal

Some of these Game of Thrones questions may seem obvious but Roose Bolton was second in command, was he really so hungry for power that he went so far just to be first in command? Why did Roose ...
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In the pit in The Dark Knight Rises, where was the rope tied?

The rope hanging in the pit has the end tied up near the top of the well, or somewhere around midway. So why didn't the climbers directly used the rope to climb rather than climbing manually? Is this ...
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What happened to Theon's crew?

In Game of Thrones, Winterfell is taken over by Theon Greyjoy and his skeleton crew, the city is later besieged by House Bolton, Theon is knocked out by his crew and handed over to the bastard Ramsay. ...
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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Who was Beni calling a “bastard” in The Mummy?

Who was the Mummy's morally destitute henchman (formerly Rick O'Connell's sidekick) Beni calling a bastard when Imhotep caused Winston's plane to crash? I just watched the film again, and I can never ...
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Guys on bikes in “Under the Skin” (2013)

What is the significance of the guys on bikes who always seem to be following Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin?
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...
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Why does Robert Baratheon want to “Burn them all”?

So, in one of the very first episodes of Game of Thrones, Robert Baratheon and Barristan Selmy are telling war stories whilst the Kingslayer stands guard. Robert, who is severely drunk, asked Jaime ...
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Why was Schillinger so brutal in the very beginning even if he hoped for parole?

In the TV series Oz, Vernon Schillinger (leader of the Aryan Brotherhood) raped the new prisoner and former laywer Tobias Beecher. Also, he tattooed him with an swastika. If Beecher wanted, he could ...
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Why was Elsa locked up in Frozen?

It does not look like that helped to inhibit her powers, in fact, they grow stronger as she grows older and still, no matter how potent her Ice Powers are, they can be completely controlled if she ...
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Henry's secret in The Time Traveler's Wife

In the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, shortly after Henry meets Clare for the first time, Clare spends the night at Henry's. Following morning she finds a lipstick in Henry's bathroom, and when Henry ...
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Why does George Mcfly employ Biff to wax his car after he had previously tried to rape his wife?

In Back to the Future, Marty goes back to 1955 and devises a plan for his father George McFly to win over Lorraine in order to ensure Marty's survival. The plan involved Marty pretending to sexually ...
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...