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What is the girl Callie trying to do?

In Time Lapse, Callie was hiding the morning photos. She is secretly sending herself messages. What is the use of that? Why is she doing that? Then she kills her own boyfriend! What is Callie trying ...
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Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?
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Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels?

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels? The obvious answer is that the prequels were made in the 90s - 00s while the first films were made in the 70s and 80s, therefore real world ...
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Did John McClane know Bill Clay was really Hans Gruber? If so, how?

Late in Die Hard, baddie Hans Gruber pretends to be an innocent bystander named "Bill Clay," and John McClane gives Hans a gun. The gun turns out to be unloaded, meaning McClane knew or at least ...
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What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
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Did Rose die at the end of Titanic, or was she dreaming?

At the end of Titanic, the camera pans across a group of pictures that showed Rose had lived a rich, full life (some of which was suggested to her by Jack - e.g. learning how to ride 'like a man'). ...
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Did the FBI know about the mole in the police department and did they interfere with the investigation?

Frank Costello the mob boss, one of the main antagonists in The Departed, is revealed to be a protected FBI informant. Assuming that this is indeed the case, does Costello's ties with the ...
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Why did the horse keep on walking when Glass was not on it?

During the scene in The Revenant where Glass tricked Fitzgerald by setting up his commander's body on his horse, why did the horse keep on walking? Doesn't the horse need to be signaled in order to ...
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Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...
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What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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What is the significance of the “fly scene”?

I have already consulted the original "fly scene" thread about this, but it doesn't exactly answer my question. I'm asking about the "fly scene" that comes in season five of Breaking Bad when Walt is ...
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Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
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Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
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Why don't humans become Walkers when eating other humans who are infected?

Watching the S05E01 of the Walking Dead, Cannibalism seems to be the way that the members of Terminus survive. Why would they not turn as well eating human flesh because all humans are infected and ...
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Why don't docbots kill those who are awakened by the red pill?

In The Matrix, a docbot finds Neo right after he wakes up in the pod. However, instead of killing him, it simply flushes Neo down to the old sewers, not even following him with hopes of finding who ...
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Did Fredo know he was doomed on the boat?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo was set to go fishing on Lake Tahoe with one of the Corleone children, but at the last minute he is told the child can't go, and that he will be joined by one of the ...
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Why didn't Tesla use his machine to make money before selling it to Angier?

In The Prestige, Nikola Tesla builds the magician Rupert Angier a teleport machine that also ends up duplicating the object placed inside of it. It is further revealed that Tesla is bankrupt, and that ...
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What was with the necklace in Super 8?

I loved the movie Super 8 but there is one thing I've always kind of wondered about and never really come up with a good answer to. When the space ship is gathering all the metal so it can restructure ...
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Who kills the boss, Seok, at the start of 'New World'?

Much of New World is about a succession battle after the don of the Goldmoon syndicate is killed. But do we know who actually killed him? Who's the guy in the car that pulls up next to his?
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What is the reason for Alexa's reaction?

In The Animatrix episode Matriculated, a the wave of sentinels storm the resistance lab and kills all the crew except for Alexa. The converted sentinel helps her, saves her life, but she still passes ...
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Robert Fischer took the plane with Cobb's team?

Why did Robert Fischer take the plane with Cobb's team in Inception and how did he get sedated on the plane?
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Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
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Why doesn't Trevor remember the hit and run?

It's clear that Trevor Reznik's insomnia in The Machinist is caused by the guilt of the hit and run - but why doesn't he remember such an event?
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How do Sentinels get the ability to adapt every mutant power from Mystique's DNA?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sentinels are able to adapt or compensate every single mutant power. It is shown that they get this ability from a research based on Mystique's DNA. However, Mystique's ...
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What is rosebud?

In the movie Citizen Kane, what is the significance of rosebud? Or is its insignificance a significance? Or has the director achieved what might sound similar to John Travolta's misdirection in the ...
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In which District is the Hunger Games conducted?

In the 2012 release movie The Hunger Games, it is shown that young children from 12 different districts - named District 1, District 2,..., District 12 come together to kill each other in Hunger ...
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Why do people bleed in real world when they are hurt or killed in The Matrix?

In The Matrix, on multiple scenes, when people get hit or die in the virtual reality, they also bleed in the real world. What is the reason behind this? EDIT: I know about the "mind effect over body" ...
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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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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 does Tuco throw away in “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” when they reach the graveyard?

Right when "The Ecstasy of Gold" starts to play, after he's done being shot with the cannon (really weird, by the way, that they camped out only 100 yards from the graveyard and yet he tried to steal ...
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Was the Connie/Donna transformation part of Arctor's hallucination?

I guess there isn't going to be a 100% proven answer, so I'm more interested in what possibility is most likely. In the answer on A Scanner Darkly's IMDB page to the question of whom Arctor slept ...
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What was really behind the mysterious number sequence in Lost?

4 8 15 16 23 42 - every Lost fan knows this sequence. But even after watching the ending, I am still not sure what the numbers really mean and how it's all connected. If I recall correctly, in the ...
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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Was Frank Fitts gay or not?

In the movie American Beauty, we see Colonel Frank Fitts tried to kiss Lester Burnham just before the latter was killed. Why did he try to do so? At first, I thought Frank himself was a gay too. But ...
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Does Mr. Greenleaf know about Tom's true personality and why does he pay him the money?

Nearing the end of the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley is told by MacCarron that he has digged into Tom's past and found out that he never was in Princeton with Dickie thus exposing him as an ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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How did Sylar take the powers of other evolved humans?

In Heroes, Sylar kills other evolved humans and cuts open their skulls to take their powers. How does he do it?
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Would Michael Corleone stay in Cuba?

What was Michael Corleone's and Hyman Roth's initial plan in Cuba in The Godfather: Part II? What would have happened if a revolution did not happen when Michael, Roth and partners gathered there? ...
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Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court magistrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the magistrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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What’s with the “dead” characters at the end?

Near the end of V for Vendetta, while the building is exploding, you see people pulling off their masks to watch it explode. During this scene you see some characters that have been previously said ...
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What is the significance of SALT ending?

I saw Salt (2010) last week for the second time. The final scene after Evelyn escapes the helicopter, we hear a TV news reporter reading the news and saying something about the new USA president ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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How did the First Order know the location of the base of the Resistance?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there is a very powerful weapon used by the First Order to destroy the Hosnian system. Their next target is the planet D'Qar. How did the First Order know the base of ...
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Why didn't Jack Harmon simply enter the embassy basement by himself?

Mission: Impossible (1996) established that the crew could simply open/close elevator doors at whatever floor of the building, and Jack already had access to the elevator shaft. So why didn't Jack ...
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How did Gus solve Malvo's riddle?

In the TV series Fargo, Malvo poses the question why people see more shades of green than any other colour and you'll know who I am. During the last episode Gus is waiting to kill him and says "I ...
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Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
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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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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...