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Why didn't NASA contact Cooper?

If Dr. Brand knew Cooper, and knew him well enough to know that he was capable of flying the mission, why didn't he just contact him? It seems like they were pouring a ton of resources into the ...
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Was Elrond Elros' brother?

In LOTR we hear a tale of two brothers, Elros and Elrond, who are given the choice of long life or eternal life. Elros chooses long life and from him descended the Numenourians. And Elrond chose ...
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Why didn't Noah go to Allie's school or home when she didn't reply

When it became apparent in The Notebook that Allie was not returning any of his letters, why didn't Noah go to her home or her school to confront her? He knew the name of the school she was attending ...
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Who is the man passing Sergeant James?

In the movie Hurt Locker (2008) (IMDb), near the beginning of the film, Sergeant First Class William James (Jeremy Renner) is in the EOD Suit during his first mission with his new unit, discovers that ...
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How does buying goods from outside prison work?

In Shawshank Redemption Andy buys several things from Red, when his cell was inspected the warden found some of the things but didn't care much. I get the basics on how this works: Red bribed some of ...
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Last scene of taxi driver

In the last scene of Taxi Driver, we see Travis (Robert de Niro) doing a strange and rapid movement with his eyes: what does it mean? I can't find a clip, sorry. EDIT I am referring to the last ...
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How could Chris be hurt while bathing, when/because his wife flushes the toilet?

Almost at the end of American Sniper (about 119 minutes), Chris Kyle's wife flushes the toilet when he is bathing, and Chris fakes getting hurt. However, how can he get hurt by what his wife is doing?...
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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 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 the need for Sherlock's Empty Hearse plot?

Why did Sherlock still make a fake death if Mycroft could manage to negotiate with the sniper and assassins and he could just pay a bunch of homeless to act as witnesses to Sherlock's death. It would ...
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Why didn't Sherock let Watson in on his Empty Hearse plot?

Why does Sherlock keep his fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about this secret? I don'...
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Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
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In the Sopranos, what is the meaning of Chris Moltisanti staring at an anonymous young family in the street?

In the Sopranos episode S05E12 titled "Long Term Parking" (at about 42 minutes), Christopher Moltisanti is apparently thinking about betraying his comrades and entering the Witness Protection Program, ...
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Why did cooper chase the drone across the field when food is so scarce?

When food is already so scarce on earth in Interstellar, why did Cooper crush the crops while chasing that drone? Was the drone really that valuable?
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What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
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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 would happen if Cage tried to confront the first (or second) Alpha again?

In Edge of Tomorrow we learn from Cage's and Rita's experience, that when covered in the Alpha's blood, one can inherit the aliens' ability to reset the day. The sub-question is - when this occurs, ...
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The Bodyguard hotel kitchen scene

In The Bodyguard, why does Costner go into the kitchen of the Miami hotel? Why is he so agitated when he sees a stack of boxes, looking for a Louis Gomez, and beats up the Cuban on a smoke break?
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Why did NASA not investigate Cooper's house?

In the beginning of Interstellar, the mysterious behavior of gravity is attributed to Cooper's discovery of the secret NASA base that leads him to becoming the lead astronaut. When they first find ...
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How does the button mechanism work?

It was shown that the mechanism in The Box is empty, therefore does how the button mechanism exactly work? Does it mean it's fake?
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What did Jon Arryn mean?

So in Game Of Thrones Grand Maester Pycelle says to Eddard that Jon Arryn was rambling a lot before he died but he kept repeating "The seed is strong." Now I have seen all four seasons all the way ...
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Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
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How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...
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What does Carl mean when he says, “that son of a gun”?

In Hachi: A Dog's Tale , there is a scene about Hachi is waiting for his master for the first time outside the train station. And when Parker noticed that Hachi is there , he is excited and plays with ...
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What if the coordinates of NASA were not sent?

I haven't seen this answered yet so here goes...In Interstellar, what if Cooper never sent the coordinates to himself? When he's in the tesseract, he surely remembers receiving the coordinates of NASA....
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Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
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How does Cole get from the First World War to 1996?

In Twelve Monkeys, Cole is repeatedly sent back in time, and after some period disappears and returns to the future. Most times we see him back in the "interrogation room" strapped into that chair. ...
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Wouldn’t Underwood’s plan for Sharp in season 3 of House of Cards be obvious?

In episode 11 of season 3 of House of Cards, would it not have been obvious that Sharp was “in concert” with Underwood if she had announced her support for him, as planned, rather than for Dunbar, ...
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What gave Caincross away in the Imitation Game?

In the Imitation Game (2014), Alan Turing finds out that his associate John Caincross is a Soviet spy after reading a passage bookmarked in the Bible. I know it was explained earlier, but what was it ...
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Handcuffs found by Yuri

In the second episode of Fortitude we see Yuri entering the empty police station in order to return the rifle that the sheriff lent him. While searching through the place he finds a pair of handcuffs ...
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Who is the narrator in the movie Book Thief?

I have just saw the movie and I have some doubts about the narrator's identity. In the first part of the movie it made me suspect that he is Liesel's brother (I think there was a line were he ...
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Did Wolfe kill Triphammer? [closed]

Did Triphammer die in the fight with Wolfe on episode 5 of Powers (2015)? I really like him and it would be a shame for him to die like this, he's such a kind soul.
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When did Sullivan exactly realize who the undercover guy (DiCaprio) was?

When does Sullivan find out who the undercover guy (DiCaprio) was in The Departed? Is it when he says on the phone: So it is you. Thank God you're all right. We were very worried. And how ...
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Ultimate fate of Captain Hook in 1991's Hook movie?

In the 1991 movie Hook (starring Robin Williams), what was the ultimate fate of Captain Hook? I know he was swallowed by the stuffed crocodile, but still, this was just a stuffed crocodile. It didn't ...
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Who really owns the pocket watch, Richard or Elise?

Who really owns the pocket watch in the movie Somewhere in Time? In the beginning of the movie the old Elise (Jane Seymour) gives the pocket watch to Richard (Christopher Reeve) asking him to come ...
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What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
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Why did Leonard wear Jimmy's cloths?

In the beginning of the story (means end of Memento) Leonard wore Jimmy's cloths and there was a paper in Jimmy's cloths this was how Leonard met Natalie. Why did Leonard do that?
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Why did Will say sorry after asking the question?

When Marcus's mother attempted to commit suicide in About A Boy and was sent to a hospital, Will and Suzie were there. The nurse was asking them about whether the boy has a place to stay that night, ...
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Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
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What's so great about House Tully?

In Game of Thrones episode 7 of season 1, Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) describes Catelyn Stark (originally of House Tully) as having "impeccable bloodlines". In addition to this it is constantly ...
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What is the significance of purple in the dream world of Sally

In the dream state of Sally in the Being human (US) season 2, when she was controlled by her Reaper self, why everything was purple. From building to interior and even her wardrobe is full of purple ...
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Significance of the red elbow in American Sniper

There is a scene in American Sniper where an Iraqi bends down to pick something off the floor and in doing so his elbow was exposed. It was a bright red colour as if it had been burned. From this, ...
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What's with Garrett glaring at the study group, and then Leonard staring at Garrett?

In Community S06E01 - "Ladders", there is a scene (at about 24 min, at the end of the actual episode) where Garrett is glaring at the study group, then Leonard staring at Garrett, then Leonard giving ...
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How did they realize the truth about Josh?

Beware of major spoilers. In Insidious Chapter 2, when the Grandmother and the three "Ghost Hunters" follow the lead from the past to find out what happened to Josh, they go to the old hospital and ...
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Jason Bourne as Gilberto di Piento and passports

I just don't understand why Noah Vosen's whole team didn't pick Jason's "di Piento's" passport in The Bourne Supremacy when he arrived in New York as they should have known all Jason's identities but ...
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Was Joe being sarcastic after hearing about Jim?

There is a scene in Cinderella Man when Jim Braddock's manager Joe ask about the condition of Jim before the fight against Max Baer, it turns out that all of them are bad news . And then Joe says " ...
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What paper does Ron stick infront of a car's window that belongs to the people from IRS?

There is a scene which Ron Woodroof's stuffs (medicines) are being taken by the IRS. He is very angry (And cocky) and he sticks a paper in front of a car's window that belongs to the people from IRS. ...
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What does Ron mean by “watch who you eat”?

There is a scene where Ron Woodroof says to a gay couple: "Watch what you eat and who you eat". What does he mean when he says "watch who you eat" ? What's the problem with the person you eat with?
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Why didn't Dwight ever suspect Creed of something nefarious?

I know this is a comedy, but Creed said and did very suspicious things throughout the series. He also made allusions to a shady history. Should Dwight not have fixated on Creed as he did with nearly ...
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What is the significance of the game “Monument Valley” to House of Cards plot

I don't understand how the game "Monument Valley" played a role in Frank's plan putting a "philosophy" behind his AmWorks program. When he started typing on the keyboard and showing the screen to his ...