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Why did the monkey remain undead in Pirates of the Carribbean?

Even after the curse was lifted in the first movie, Barbosa's monkey Jack remains undead. In Dead Man's chest, Jack trades the monkey with the witch and shot him and pronounced him as undead. How ...
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How did Jack Sparrow end up making a deal with Davy Jones?

In POTC - Dead Man's Chest, the scene where Davy Jones comes aboard the Pearl and confronts Capt. Jack Sparrow, he mentions something about a deal, like Jack Sparrow being captain of the Pearl for 13 ...
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Why exactly did Walt visit Jack's gang?

I want to know what was the primary reason for Walt eliminating Jack's gang at the end of Breaking Bad. The primary reason that he returned to ABQ because he wanted to give his money to Gretchen and ...
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What are the implications of Emmet's autonomous movement?

During The Lego Movie we learn that the whole LEGO world is actually a universe existing within ours, or to be precise, in the basement of a real human family and that the whole story is actually ...
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Why does Walt leave the Bar after calling the Cops in Granite State?

In the second last episode of Breaking Bad - "Granite State", After talking to his son, Walt calls the cops and indicates his location. After that we see him having a drink just when he watches his ...
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How does Clarice know “Jack Gordon” was actually the real Buffalo Bill?

In The Silence of the Lambs, Mr. Crawford told Agent Starling the subject's name is Jamie Gumb, also known as John Grant and traced out the place of the subject. But she went to Jack Gordon's house. ...
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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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Why didn't Regina leave Snow White behind?

In Once Upon a Time, there are several statements implying that Regina was able to pick and choose who came with her to Storybrooke. Everybody left behind (except for those protected by Cora) died, I ...
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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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Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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What did Lucy mean by “We never really die”?

In Lucy there was a car chase. Lucy was driving and there was a police officer in the car. Lucy was driving extremely fast when officer said Better be late than dead In reply Lucy said We ...
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At the end of the movie, does Aunt May know Peter Parker is Spiderman?

When he gives Aunt May the eggs he was supposed to bring earlier, he is clearly injured but Aunt May does not suggest that he is Spider-man. (At least that's what I remember) However, after Gwen goes ...
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How did the machine work before this realisation?

Perhaps this would fit the History SE or another, but I'm asking here because I don't know how historically accurate the film is. In the film, Alan Turing's team has created a machine (a primitive ...
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How come Bill accepted the credit card from Cobb?

I am referring to the movie "Following" directed by Nolan. In a coffee shop Cobb gives a Lloyds bank Credit card to Bill. At that time how come Bill accepted it?
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Who put the sled in the mountains at the end?

In the movie The Giver, giver/Jeff Bridges showed Jonas a sled as past memory. He showed receiver a house, he gave him a feeling about riding a sled. At the end when Jonas went to cross the boundary ...
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What does Beth mean when she says: “I get it now.”

In The Walking Dead, at the end of the episode Coda, Beth says to Dawn: "I get it now.". What does she mean? How is it related to their earlier conversation?
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How did Gustave and Zero know that Agatha was in danger?

In Grand Budapest Hotel, when Gustave, Zero and Agatha return to the hotel to retrieve the painting the hotel has been occupied by the Zig Zag division. Only Agatha enters, Gustave and Zero wait in a ...
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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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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 it take a rocket to lift off the Earth but just shuttles to lift off the other planets?

I remember gravity in both the planets in Interstellar being comparable to that of Earth's. 80% of Earth gravity in case of Mann's planet and 130% in case of Miller's planet. So, why did it take a ...
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Why did Moss rent the motel room?

Can anyone explain the actions of Moss (Josh Brolin) when he's running from Chigurh (Javier Bardem)? He rents a room, hides the money in an air duct, rents an adjoining room, and then goes out to buy ...
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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 do they have to teleport from inside the train/metro?

In the series The Tomorrow People, The Tomorrow People hide underground but to reach it, they have to teleport from inside the metro/train to be able to get into their lair. Why is this? In the ...
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Who and why sent the box in the episode “The Boy in the Box”?

In the TV show "Cold Case", the investigation in the episode "The Boy in the Box" (2004) was initiated by someone leaving the box of memories of the murdered boy on the steps of St. Emilian's Church. ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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How did Sherlock know to use her measurements?

This similar previous question established that in A Scandal in Belgravia Irene Adler's safe combination was her measurements. However, how did Sherlock know to use that combination? Irene is naked ...
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What changed about the ending of Gone Girl?

So i recently saw Gone Girl and liked it a lot. I love anything David Fincher does. My only question is this. What exactly did they change about the ending? There were rumors going around that ...
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What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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Condition of Earth in Interstellar

What caused the earth condition in Interstellar in the first place? Was it global warming that caused the dust storms because of soil erosion?
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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 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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Mission to Mars beginning meaning

Some months ago I watched Mission to Mars and in the first part of the movie you see that the astronauts are killed by a large vortex generated from the humanoid base. In the end you'll see that the ...
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How does Murph know whether Dr. Brand is alive?

In Interstellar the data transmission was only one way, that is, from The Earth to the spaceship, and not the other way, then how does Murph know that Dr. Brand is alive?
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Reason for the murder of O-ren Ishii's parents

The anime depicting the origin of O-ren Ishii was one of the most tragic and beautiful scenes in Kill Bill. But do we know why her parents were murdered by a Yakuza boss? It didn't make sense to me ...
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Who is James in “The Double (2013)”?

I saw the movie The Double this morning, a very strange movie. I didn't understand the exact plot of the movie. I've read the plot in IMDB and Wikipedia too, but I don't get it. Can somebody explain ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
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The background of Michonne's walker drones

Does anyone know the true background of the walker drones that Michonne slaughtered before she and Andrea were taken to Woodbury in The Walking Dead? So far, all I have been able to determine is ...
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Ending of babadook

In the last scene of The Babadook when Amelia takes worms downstairs to the babadook: Why is it there? Is it by choice or is it a captive? How did telling it not to harm her son drive it off? Why ...
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Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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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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Does Edge of Tomorrow have an open ending?

At the end Cage is covered in the Omega blood and the time is reset to a different previous waking point in time compared with the reset point in the rest of the movie. The Omega is responsible for ...
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Why was the body needed in Lucky Number Slevin?

Lucky Number Slevin is a fantastic genre bending movie with a strange blend of thriller-crime-humour. And it has an excellent twist which I won't reveal for those who have not seen it (but it is the ...
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Why did Atom indicate that he could understand Max at the beginning of Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, a boy named Max salvages an obsolete sparring robot called Atom and, with the help of his father and the father's mechanic/girlfriend, restores it to working condition. ...
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Do King Benny and Fat Man know the whole story?

In the film Sleepers (1996), do Fat Man and King Benny know the whole story about what happened to the boys (rapes, beatings, etc.)? They seem to know everything, and they're going along with the ...
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What was doing the stinging in Maze Runner?

What were the boys getting stung by in the Maze Runner? They say multiple times that, "No one has seen Griever and lived to tell about it." If that's the case then what's is stinging them? ...
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Was Crucial Evidence Missed?

tl;dr Why was the question of the gunshot wound received by Childers never included in his hearing? I'm referring to the film titled Rules of Engagement, released in 2000 and starring Samuel L. ...