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Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?

In the final minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012) the character played by Joaquin Phoenix enters a bar and makes suggestive eye contact with a woman there, and then scene cuts to the ...
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Why did Ben try to help Dan?

At the end of the movie 3:10 to Yuma, we see Ben killed his teammate Charlie after failing to save Dan. We have seen that Ben tried to cooperate with Dan during the second half of the movie. So, was ...
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Did Officer Jim Kurring know that Claudia was a drug addict?

A while back I had a small debate with someone about whether Jim knew Claudia was addicted to drugs and needed help. My interpretation was that he did know and felt he could be her "knight" because ...
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Why haven't the Lannisters previously made a bid for power?

They are massively rich and have powerful connections, etc. Why is it they have not stolen Robert's throne previously? NB: I have not read the books and have only seen the TV series.
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Did all of Sybil's personalities know each other?

In the movie Sybil she had 16 personalities, before the psychiatrist had broken her down to realize this was a possibility her host personality was not cognizant of her alternate personalities. Some ...
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Understanding the end of YellowBrickRoad

The critics gave YellowBrickRoad some pretty bad ratings, but I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, the end bothers me to no end -- I just don't understand it. Is it that the main ...
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In Skyfall, what happened in the boat on the way to the island?

In Skyfall, after leaving the floating casino in Macau, Sévérine gets on board a boat. Bond gets on board too and they have an amicable scene in the shower. The boat is shown going out to sea. ...
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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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Was Bane's destiny pre-plotted?

Its of no doubt that Talia was the mastermind behind the plan and Bane her executor. Did she plan for Bane to be sacrificed(if needed) for the successful execution of the plan? I ask this question ...
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Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West?

Why can Stan Laurel use his thumb as a lighter in Way Out West? I know it's slapstick comedy but it just seems a bit random.
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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why did Silva steal the hard drive in Skyfall?

At the start of Skyfall Bond is chasing down the hard drive which contains all the names of agents under cover. Then later on in the film you find out that Silva is actually a genius hacker and he ...
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In The Godfather 2 why does Frankie Pentangeli immediately change his story when he sees his brother?

Frankie Pentangeli is before a committee ready give evidence against Michael Corleone. His brother enters the room and Frankie to immediately changes his story. Was it just out of guilt or was there ...
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Why does Frankie Pentangeli's would be assassin say “Michael Corleone says hello”?

In The Godfather 2, Frankie Pentangeli walks into a bar. A man puts a cord around his neck and says "Michael Corleone says hello". Later on we find out that Roth ordered the hit as Michael confronts ...
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Drugging Robert Michael Fischer on Flight

Why does Cobb slip the sedative into Robert's glass of water himself, taking considerable amount of risk at getting caught? Why didn't the Air hostess get the pre-drugged water for Fischer? Is there ...
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What happened to “The Greek” in the Wire?

"The Greek" managed to board a plane with Vondas at the end of season 2 therefore avoiding being arrested. I remember a scene in season 5 where Marlo meets Vondas on a park bench which leads to a ...
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Did the movie show or hinted at who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing?

Who vandalized Dustin's car with the obscene drawing? ] Was it TJ or was it Hesher? I would like to know more about the characters of TJ and/or Hesher based on that event in the film. I was ...
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Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
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Frank opening his pants each time he sits down?

In the Everybody Loves Raymond series, why does Frank (the Grandfather) always opens the zip of his pants when he sits down in chair?
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The Sopranos ending

The final scene of the Sopranos has been the subject of much debate since it aired. I read a great post several months ago located at The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of "The END". I tend to ...
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Word association test in Skyfall

In Skyfall James Bond has to complete a word assocation exercise as part of his evaluation. One of the words the psychiatrist says is "skyfall" to which Bond replys "done". It seems as if the word ...
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Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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In “The Man with the Golden Gun” why does Hip drive off without James Bond?

There's a scene in The Man with The Golden Gun where Bond, Hip and Hip's two nieces are fleeing from a karate school. The four of them reach Hip's car. Hip and the girls get in and they drive away. ...
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Was the storm from The Perfect Storm (2000) a similar storm as Frankenstorm?

The perfect storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen catch by a big storm : After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. ...
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Is the Mayor aware of the fact that she is the Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time?

I've just finished watching Episode 12 of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. As stated by Henry at the beginning of the series, everyone's memories have been erased, including the Mayor's. However, the ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau" , it was never revealed who was "The Chairman". 1) Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this ...
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Did Abin Sur not make the prison good enough to hold Parallax forever and how was Abin Sur defeated so easily?

According to the movie Green Lantern Millions of years ago, a group of beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force ...
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How did they dispose old Joe's wife's body in the movie Looper (2012)?

The reason given in the movie Looper for sending targets to the past is that it is difficult to dispose bodies. From IMDb, Thirty years into the future in 2074, time travel is invented, but is ...
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Is there a higher authority than Parker in Avatar?

The whole war thing of Avatar was based on the human greed for unobtainium that is found in large scale on Pandora. Now Dr. Grace had a wonderful knowledge on the biological structure of Pandora. ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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How was the earth changed into trash and why did B&L take everybody to the spaceship in Wall-E?

In the movie Wall-E there are several places which I could not understand. How did earth change to trash? Did any World-war 3 happen? Or did any Atomic war take place? Did men destroyed the ...
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Back to the Future Part 3 - Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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Why did the hero take the long way around for her kill?

In the very last scene, our vengeful hero could have easily walked to the Antonio Banderas character, but instead climbs the house before climbing down to a surprised face. Does that make sense, or is ...
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Why are loopers required to kill themselves?

I was just wondering if anyone could think of any reasonable reason as to why in Looper the loopers have to kill their older selfs? I mean why not just send the older looper back to a different looper ...
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End of Tron Legacy

At the end of Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn and Quorra escape with his father's ID disk. why are they so reluctant to leave Kevin Flynn behind when it is clear that Sam could simply get out, leave Quorra ...
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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Who are these women coming at the end of movie Antichrist?

During the Epilogue, in the the last scenes of Lars von Triers Antichrist, hundreds of blurred-face women were ascending towards the hero. Picture source Who are these women and what is their ...
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What did Charlie's aunt do?

I just watched the new movie with Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". The central theme of the movie is the relationship between Charlie and his aunt. He has been traumatized by her ...
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What were the car attachments/retrofits in Looper?

In Looper (2012), we see a number of "old" (for 2044) cars driving around. Many (maybe all?) have some sort of tubing running into the fuel tank. Do we have any idea what these are? I can only ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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What was the purpose of showing Private White sitting in full uniform?

Watching Band of Brothers and in the first show, they're all getting ready to run Currahee, and everyone has changed except for Private White, whose still in his uniform. What was the purpose of that ...
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How did Starbuck come back?

Spoilers for season 3 & 4 of Battlestar Galactica: I know that there may not be a "Correct" answer to this question, but - If she was really dead then was the new Starbuck an astral projection ...
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What's real in “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix (2000) Thomas A. Anderson or more widely known as Neo was recruited by Morpheus to rebel against the machines. As per the plot, The Matrix of the story was un-real and a virtual reality ...
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What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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Why is Mal sabotaging all/only professional dreams of Cobb?

Maybe I overlooked something, but Mal is trying to sabotage (killing his teammates) all dreams of Cobb concerned with his work (theft of information in dreams, inception of ideas). But during the ...