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Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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What happened to Agent Joseph Keenan at the end of Red State?

In the movie Red State, Kevin Smith says he wanted to shoot the Apocalypse at the end but it would cost too much. That got me to wondering: Was Agent Keenan (John Goodman) actually dead at the end, ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Was Margot Having an Affair with Eli?

The Wikipedia Article on The Royal Tenenbaums claims that Margot and Eli were having an affair, but I find this somewhat difficult to believe. Other than the one scene in which Eli leaves Margot's ...
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Who was the caller in the episode “Last Call” (S03E15)

In the Person of Interest episode S03E15, the POI was Sandra Nicholson, who works in a 911-dial in station. She was forced by a caller to delete calls from a certain date from the server. At the end ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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Why does the doctor help Sylvester Stallone at last?

In the movie Escape Plan, why does the doctor, who comes into jail for the treatment of the prisoners, help the hero i.e. Sylvester Stallone and brings a chopper in the end. What is the reason behind ...
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What does Viktor Navorski say to Milodragovich in Bulgarian?

In the movie The Terminal, during the scene where a Russian man is not allowed to take the medicine, assumed to be for his ailing father, without an MPL. What does Viktor Navorski say to ...
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Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
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Who manufactured the corrupt Intersect and deposited it in the castle?

In the finale of Season 4, Morgan finds a corrupted version of the Intersect in the box belonging to Chuck and uploads it to his brain. Who build those glases? And who took it to the Castle? I ...
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What was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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Age issue in How Old Are You

In the Malayalam movie 'How old are you?' Manju Warrier's character is a 35 years old house wife. In an important sequence, it is being said that her driving license got expired and she was not aware ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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What was the motivation and fate of the Polish Jew?

Nearing the end of his journey in As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (orig.: So weit die Füße tragen), when Clemens is in Kazakhstan, he is recognized as a German by a man named Igor who invites him into ...
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What motivated Mr. Smith to carry on?

During the course of The Way Back, when the company is traveling through the Gobi Desert Mr. Smith seems reluctant and unable to go on and is about to give up and die (maybe also in part because of ...
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What is the meaning of the veiled woman with the hawk?

In the opening scene of Secret Things (2002), and again three times throughout the movie, including the climax scene at the end, a veiled woman is seen, holding a hawk. Sometimes the hawk is seen ...
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What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...
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Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
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End of Ame Agaru

I just watched Ame Agaru (aka After the Rain) and I don't really understand the end of the film. The Lord of the fief was supposed to catch Misawa, to accept him as Master-of-Arms. But he didn't! The ...
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Who stands at the top of the mountain in The End (Fin)?

In The End (Fin), the main characters see a person standing at the top of a mountain. They shout and wave at them, but the person doesn't react and leaves a few seconds later. We know it's not Angel, ...
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In the movie “$9.99”, are the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment her ex-lovers?

Is it just an illusion that Lenny has when the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment start talking to him about bone removal? Or were they really Tanita's ex-lovers? The reason I am asking is after Lenny ...
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Why is Shannon crying to Mandy about Brian and Curt hooking up the night before?

The scene in Velvet Goldmine I am referring to comes after an orgy where everyone was "hooking up" with everyone. Women with women, men with men, etc. Shannon isn't even with Brian or Curt. So why is ...
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Did Chapman ever find a cigarette carrying roach?

In the first episode of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black, we see Piper Chapman being moved to a prison in Chicago. When she first arrives, and gets assigned to her cell, she ends up stepping on ...
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Why did CBI launch an investigation into Todd Johnson's death and not Rebecca Anderson's?

In season 2, episode 8 of the Mentalist, it is revealed that Rebecca Anderson, a secretary in CBI is a Red John operative. She kills a number of CBI agents, etc. After Patrick questions her, she is ...
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Why did DeWitt return the trophy to Eve's home, when she told him to take it with him to the party?

I'm very confused, because near the end of the movieIn All About Eve, Eve tells Addison that she does not want to attend the party, and asks Addison to take the trophy in her place instead. Addison ...
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How was the TV turned on again in Metropia?

I have seen Metropia (2009) recently and noticed something that kept bothering me. Towards the end of the movie, we see Roger (the protagonist) setting at the desk of Stefan, after he was killed and ...
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How can Martin and Jake afford their living?

In the TV series Touch, the main character Martin and his son Jake live in a very luxurious flat in New York. He is working security related at the JFK airport. How can he afford this flat in ...
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What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in S1E13?

What was the point of releasing the President's 'unofficial schedule' in House of Cards S1E13? Is it to hurt the public support for Tusk when he is announced as VP?
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A civilian for two weeks?

At the end of The Cell (2000), Peter Novak is no longer an agent. At least not for two weeks. He is still allowed to investigate and such, however, as he's at Carl's house. What happened? Catherine ...
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Did Gordo have anything to do with Simon's firm finding out that Danny was framed?

In the movie The Gift, did Gordon ensure that Simon's firm got to know that he had framed Danny to get the promotion? In effect, did Gordon orchestrate Simon losing his job and his wife?
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Why didn't the students escape fire through windows?

In The Boy (2015) towards the final act of the movie, we see Ted locking the doors of the motel rooms, then pouring gasoline onto the doors, before setting them on fire. Later we hear the students ...
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Was Lou always Jacob's dad?

In Hot Tub Time Machine, there is a scene where Lou is interrupted having sex with Kelly, Jacob's mother (It has already been established that Jacob was conceived that weekend and that his mom is kind ...
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What was the purpose of Abel's family being sent to meet Donovan in Bridge of Spies?

In Bridge of Spies, Jim Donovan meets Rudolf Abel's family in East Berlin. Who was behind these people putting on this act? And what was their purpose in arranging for them to put this act on? ...
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How long was each Squinterns' turn at the Jeffersonian?

In Bones, after Zack's face-heel turn into the Gormogon's Apprentice ended with his incarceration (commitment?), the assistant internship (fellowship) position was filled with various people, all grad ...
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Why was Lagertha made mother of Bjorn?

According to historical story/myth, Tale of Ragnar's sons (Old Norse: Ragnarssona þáttr), Bjorn's mother was Aslaug. Yet in the 2013 show Vikings, Bjorn's mother was Lagertha. Why was this change ...
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Would the paranormal activity also have occurred without finding the camera?

SPOILERS AHEAD In Paranormal Activity 5 Ghost Dimension, it all started with the modified camera which was found. At the beginning, the ghost was just a small glitch above the light bulbs, but ...
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Motivations for killing Rayna Boyanov in Spy (2015)?

In Spy (2015), Sergio De Luca makes several attempts at the life of Rayna. Why does he want to do this? Rayna is the only person who knows the location of the nuke. De Luca needs Rayna to deliver the ...
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Why did Brian Halloran go to the FBI in Black Mass?

In Black Mass Brian Halloran ran to the FBI after finding out about the killing of the owner of the sport team. He didn't have a problem killing people shown in his first scene and he knew about the ...
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Olivia Godfrey's reflection in the mirror

Olivia Godfrey, a 150+ year old vampire (or more exactly, a upir), can see her reflection in the mirror. One episode, pictured below, makes a big point of showing this to the audience. Is she ...
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An unnecessarily complicated murder plan

In the movie "The Conversation", the real plan of the couple is as follows: Martin Stett had put the idea into the Director's head that his wife was cheating [...] and hired Caul to record them. ...
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High Moon (The Lotus Caves) Floating Eyeballs

High Moon is a (very loose) TV adaptation of the 1969 book The Lotus Caves. It was started as a pilot for a Syfy TV series, but eventually the series was declined. The Pilot was rigged into an ...
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Do we ever find out what happened when Gary Parsons hit a woman with his car?

In the show Damages, in Season 1, Episode 8, Ellen Parsons takes some time away from the main plot to help her father with a civil suit in which he hit a woman with his car. The last we hear of it, ...
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Why does Harvey Specter tell Donna that finding an allegedly buried document will help the case?

In Season 2 episode "Break Point", Donna found that she signed in an allegedly buried document and then lost it, when Harvey knows that Donna found the document he react pretty "normal", telling that ...
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Mysterious Short Hostile Phone Conversation in Training Day

When Alonzo Harris along with Jake Hoyt went to visit Roger the first time, the latter receives a phone call where he said "it's your mess, you clean it up". What's the purpose of this phone call?
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How can Chae Young-Shin Drive at the end of Healer

In the Korean Drama Healer, the whole show goes by with Chae Young-Shin (Park Min-Young) being afraid of cars for to the trauma. But in the last episode not only does she drive, she also hands over ...
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Did Ilsa Faust lie?

In the opera Turandot which is held in Vienna, Ilsa Faust failed to kill the Austrian Chancellor with a gunshot. While Ethan saved the chancellor by shooting his arm, when Ilsa was asked why she ...
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Why was the code cracking device needed in S02E10?

In the episode "For Art's Sake" (S02E10) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible when Nicholas, disguised as Minister Ocha, is lead by Travers into his vault, he achieves to film Travers typing a ...
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How long did it take the infected to starve in 28 Days Later?

At the end of the movie 28 Days Later, we see that many of the infected are starving. But how long did it actually take all of the infected to starve to death? The main character wakes up after 28 ...