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Why didn't the key word trigger the hypnosis on the first incident?

There's a scene on the bridge during Now You See Me where Dylan and his Boss are being talked to by the FBI. The FBI guy says "Despite their bullshit razzle-dazzle". Now, at this point nothing ...
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Was Mike the Gorfeins' son?

In "Inside Llewyn Davis" was Mike (Llewyn's deceased musical partner) the Gorfeins' son? I am most interested in in-universe proof, but would also appreciate quotes of any relevant discussion by the ...
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How long did it take Ahmed to learn the Norse language and was that true to the source material?

One thing I always wonder when watching The 13th Warrior is, how Ahmed learns the Norse language so fast. While I for myself could make some sense out of certain words, it must be significantly harder ...
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How did Clara get back to Trenzalore the first time?

In the Time of the Doctor context, did she do that by holding on to the outer edge of the TARDIS and travel through time and space that way?
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Why is the interrogator the only person to notice that not all the missing nuclear material has been found?

In the somewhat far fetched and morally dubious thriller Unthinkable, a terrorist suspect who claims to have planted three nuclear bombs is tortured to force him to reveal the locations. Most of the ...
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Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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How long did the journey to Europa take?

In Europa Report, is the length of the journey to Europa ever mentioned? How long did it take? Is the route described?
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Contradictions in Raphaelson's plan in White House Down

In White House Down: Raphaelson is in the pocket of the defence industry which makes money by selling weapons to the ME. But he also wants to nuke the region. Raphaelson gives Walker the launch ...
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Did Troy quit the Air Conditioning Repair School?

Did Troy quit the AC Repair school at the ending of Season 3, or did he continue? It is unclear, as in Season 4 it is never mentioned. Also, at the end of Season 3, Troy only states that he ordered ...
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Should the Trebles have been “cut off”?

Watching Pitch Perfect again, and through the riff-off, and it seems like the Trebles broke the rule of "stealing the song by picking off a word that they are singing and making it your first word." ...
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How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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Why did Mona's name change in the later part of 3 idiots?

Mona Singh, whose name is Poonam, becomes Mona in the later part of the film 3 Idiots. After squabbling with Viru Sahasrbuddhe, Rancho suddenly starts calling 'Mona Push'. AFter that everybody, ...
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What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?

In the pilot movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) which preceded the TV series, Steve Austin was a "civilian member" of NASA who had walked on the moon, which justified his role as a test pilot. ...
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Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
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Why did Paul return from the darkness?

During the beginning of the movie, Paul ends up disappearing into the darkness like most everyone else. However, Luke ends up finding him, pretty beat up, in a bus stop lit by solar powered lights. ...
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Why do the robots believe eating Casshern will heal the world?

In Casshern Sins we are quickly introduced to our anit-hero Casshern and his seemingly eternal battle to survive in the ruined world. He is constantly attacked, not only for his misdeeds but because ...
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Moonrise Kingdom: What is the significance of Benjamin Britten's “The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra”?

In the beginning of Moonrise Kingdom the children are listening to Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". Basically the structure of this musical piece is: All musical ...
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When did Peter/Will go to Greenhaven?

In the movie, "Dream House", it's revealed that: Will Atenton is actually Peter Ward. And that he had been in the Greenhaven Psycological Hospital for a long time and then discharged. When was ...
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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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Why did Gashade cut open the flour sack in “The Shooting”?

In the opening sequence of the movie "The Shooting", the character Gashade cuts open a flour sack on the mule as seen below. This leaves a trail of flour that somebody, assumed to be "The Woman", ...
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Why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message?

In Interstellar, we saw Murph, Tom, Prof. Brand are able to send message to Cooper. Then why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message as well?
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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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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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Where did the live ammo for the Missouri come from in the climactic battle of Battleship (2012)

The final battle in Battleship brings the WWII battleship "Missouri" hilariously into play against the alien mothership. They wave away the fact that the boat is operational and fueled with a comment ...
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Why did Samara contact Aiden?

In The Ring Aiden's teacher said that the week before his cousin died he had been drawing various pictures about her death. This, along with several other incidents, imply that Samara was ...
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How did Jack Crawford know Clarice was in danger once the FBI realized the house in Illinois was empty?

When the FBI agent states that no one is in the house they checked at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, Jack Crawford looks worried and says Clarice's name, as if he's concerned about her safety. ...
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Why did Solomon's soul belong to the Devil?

At the beginning of Solomon Kane (2009), Solomon battles the Devil's reaper who claims the Devil wants to collect his soul because the deal is over. Solomon denies any deal and says he can't have it. ...
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The Bletchley Circle, Blood on Their Hands, Part 2: explain ending

At the end of 'Blood on Their Hands, Part 2', in the second season of The Bletchley Circle, I'm confused as to why Susan's explanation was not obvious previously.
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Why didn't the bomb detonate earlier?

During the beginning of the 2014 version of Robocop Alex Murphy is severly injured by a car bomb when he is forced to check his car at home after the car's alarm system activates at night. But this ...
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Why did Traven change his mind about speaking to the Benedicts?

In Twins (1988), first Professor Mitchell Traven denies knowing anything about them, then changes his mind after they break through the door. Why didn't he have them taken away by the security guards ...
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Why aren't there any visitor logs?

In 'The Following', it emerges pretty quickly that a cult has sprung up around Serial killer Joe Carroll. The masterminds of this cult have all visited Joe in Prison whilst he has been incarcerated. ...
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What do Majid's son and Pierrot discuss at the end?

I watched the French film, Caché, because it received unanimous positive reviews and Roger Ebert added this movie to his "Great Movies" list. But I am still not clear about the ending, though, I ...
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What is the problem with powering the Mark 42 suit?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has a problem powering the Mark 42 suit. There is a key scene where he has a panic attack because the young boy says the suit is not charging. There is also a scene where ...
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Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
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Who saved the open net goal against the matchup with the warriors?

In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the mighty ducks face off with the Edan Hall Warriors varsity team. The winner of this game gets to stay and the losers leave. As the final game is being played, the ducks are ...
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What does this scene in Only God Forgives signify?

Why did Julian put his hands in his mother's stomach in "Only God Forgives"? What does this scene mean?
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Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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What happens to Lim (hacker) in Olympus Has Fallen?

I don't think she was one of the eleven who were killed on the black hawk helicopter. Later, when Mike goes to find Kang and Asher, he kills a couple of people, but I didn't see Lim getting killed at ...
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How did Tracy win the gun battle with her android duplicate?

Near the end of the 1976 film Futureworld Tracy Ballard, the female reporter, is in a stand-off with her android double, each holding a gun. The android was made as an exact duplicate, and they ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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Why are the festivals misordered in the movie Baghban?

Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are separated right after Holi (remember Amitabh singing Holi khele Raghubeera?). They are said to be separated for six months, ie from March to September. Within ...
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Why did Beowulf bring the prized gift to the cave?

The golden drinking horn proved useful in the cave, but it did not look like Beowulf (from the 2007 movie) knew it would. Why did he bring it, especially since his sole purpose to visit that cave was ...
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In The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home?

In the movie- The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home? when Steve kept hindering her and when she discovered the bodies, she could've just gone to her mom's home. So why didn't ...
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Was Moira Queen's knowledge about Arrow's identity foreshadowed earlier?

During the Arrow episode "Seeing Red" (S02E20) Moira Queen tells her son Oliver that she knows about him being Arrow, which came as quite a surprise to Ollie, but to me as well: Moira: Oliver, I ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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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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Did Trevor Reznik really go to the amusement park?

In The Machinist, we see Trevor Reznik go to the amusement park with Maria (the waitress) and Nicholas (her son). Trevor and Nicholas go on the Route 666 ride, and Nicholas has an epileptic fit. ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...