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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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Rookie Anderson's initial evaluation of Dredd

During the scene chief judge introduces Dredd to rookie Anderson, this conversation ensues. Chief judge: Rookie Anderson what can you tell me about the person I am with? Rookie: Male, another ...
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Do Frodo and Bilbo live forever at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Elrond mentions that going to The Undying Land which is west of Middle Earth allows Elves to be immortal. Does this apply to other creatures such as Hobbits? I know Frodo and Bilbo Baggins go there ...
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Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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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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Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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How does this person lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In some scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron man, War Machine, and Captain America try to lift Thor’s hammer but they end up failing. At some point Vision lifts it easily. How can Vision lift it?
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How did Liam Neeson know his location in Taken 2?

In Taken 2 when Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, was kidnapped, and calling Kim/Maggie Grace from his locked cell. He asked her to draw 2 circles, according to the map chart: One of 3 km from the hotel, ...
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How Did Obara Sand manage this?

In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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Are there any guides to the timeline of Donnie Darko?

I have the basic understanding that the entire plot to Donnie Darko revolves around time traveling. As far as the ending is conceded, you may have various interpretations of what actually happened. ...
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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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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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Did Lucy travel time or was her mind imagining / portraying the views?

When Morgan Freeman pushed the 3 remaining bags of the CPH4 drug into Lucy, we saw her traveling through time (some steps of history from current world to big bang). Some of those events where ...
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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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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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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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Why does Alex only help Keller randomly?

In Prisoners, when Keller roughs up Alex Jones in the police station car park, he immediately tells him something about the girls not crying until he (Alex) left them. He then denies saying this. Why? ...
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Whats the name of the movie where a group of criminals have to kill each other for money/prize? [closed]

I've been looking for a movie I watched a few years ago. It was about a group of selected criminals/scammers that all got the same letter to meet at a house or a building I can't remember. Anyway they ...
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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How did Murph know about Edmunds?

During the end of Interstellar Murph says to her father to go seek Brand as she is all alone on their "new planet". How could Murph know that Wolf Edmunds was dead?
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What detail should I be looking for in Leonard in Memento to determine the plot?

I have watched Christopher Nolan's Memento more than once and I still can't get the real thing that happened. Yes I get that the movie is shown backwards, but it really confuses me. I understand that ...
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Test scene in Men in Black

In the beginning of Men in Black, when Will Smith is in the room with the other candidates for the job, they're all sitting those egg-style chairs with a table in the middle. This is where they're ...
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electromagnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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Why does Cobb use the spinning top?

In the movie Cobb (DiCaprio) tells Ariadne (Page) that the most important rule in choosing a totem is to make sure that no one else has ever touched it. This is emphasized with flashbacks showing ...
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Why did Rose throw the diamond necklace overboard?

In Titanic, the elderly Rose visits a ship searching for the Heart of the Ocean diamond, set in a necklace. Unbeknownst to them, she actually carries it with her. In one of the final scenes, a bare ...
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White Walkers vs Army of the Dead

As we can notice by watching Game Of Thrones' episodes, White Walkers and the dead men are not the same, they have so many differences, can you please mention those differences, and why that the White ...
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Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?

The key villain in the Sherlock episode His Last Vow the visuals constantly suggest that Magnussen has some form of electronic assistance to recall key facts that he can use to "leverage" influence ...
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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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Why is it called John Dies at the End?

The 2012 adaptation of David Wong's "John Dies at the End" ends without John dying at the end at all. While the core of the film espouses the belief that time is not linear, the word "end" suggests ...
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What do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation?

In Interstellar, what do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation? Do they get the entire human race on giant space ships and transport them to a habitable planet? (How ...
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Reason and timing of specific characters death in s05e10?

At the end of season 5, Mother's Mercy. Jon Snow is killed by a group of Night's Watch "rebels" or group of Night's Watch that didn't agree with Snow's decision of bringing Wildlings in the Black ...
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Where do Sam & Dean get money from?

I was watching Supernatural yesterday, and Dean bribed a motel clerk to get some info about vampires. Then it hit me, where do they get money? I am aware that Dean was a construction worker in the ...
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How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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What changed K's experience?

In MIB3, the proposed explanation for K's lack of emotion and human interaction can be traced to the happening at Cape Canaveral. When J goes back to change the otherwise altered past, K comes out ...
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Breaking Bad Confusion

In the Breaking Bad episode where Walt plants the bomb on Gus's car, Gus stops dead in his tracks. After rewatching I noticed that Walter goes home and calls for his neighbor to go inside and check ...
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Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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Did or did not the murders happen in reality?

So I just finished watching Identity but I could not understand if the murders took place or not? From watching the movie I was certain the murders indeed happened and that's why the case was going ...
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Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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Why did Walt tell Skyler he did that?

Why did Walt tell Skyler he killed Hank in Breaking Bad? Was Walt trying to send a message? Was he trying to protect Jack's men?
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Grandfather Unable to Look at Grandson

In the 2015 film, Room... During a scene at dinner following the escape, the daughter remarked to her father that he would never look at or make eye contact with her son, his grandson. Her father ...
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Why did Vera kill this character?

In Mr. Robot Vera had an affection for Shayla, and the only one causing the problem was Elliot. So, why was Shayla killed even before Elliot tried to free Vera?
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Did Pippin die in Lord Of The Rings?

At the part in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King after Pippin touches the Palantir when he is laying on the ground, is he dead then brought to life by Gandalf? I was under the impression ...