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What is 'The Thing' the President talks about?

I some days ago saw this film White House Down and the president does "The thing" twice (during starting and ending of the film). What is "The Thing"? I actually missed the last scene before which ...
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What was Ben's major in The Graduate?

Mrs. Robinson's major was art, but what did Benjamin Bradock major in?
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How are abilities inherited?

In the TV show Heroes we see several examples where peoples' families also have abilities. Claire Bennet's mother could control fire, her father can fly Peter's brother can fly Matt's dad was also a ...
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Why did they wait until after the report?

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail. They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after ...
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What happened during the adult scene in “300: Rise of an Empire”?

I've seen this movie 300: Rise of an Empire last night in theatres in our country and few scenes were removed as it has explicit content. I'm eager to know what happened during the scene. In the ...
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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Why does Cherevin try to have Ryan killed when he doesn't need to?

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ryan's character is acting as a banking compliance officer and is sent to Moscow to review and audit some secret accounts in Cherevin's organisation (and in the hope that ...
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If Carrie were to be arrested what crime could she be convicted of?

After watching the enjoyable remake starring giant handed Chloe Moretz, I started to think after the inquiry at the end, what crime could they prove Carrie carried out? Telekinesis could not be used ...
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Why was George Clooney pulling Sandra Bullock away? [duplicate]

There is a scene where Bullock's foot was tangled in the parachute's strings and she was holding onto the tether which Clooney is also holding onto. Clooney was still floating away, almost like he was ...
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Why did Mike get out of the car after being shot?

Didn't he stand a better chance of fighting back, given he has a gun, and was good with it? Instead, he wasted the little energy he had left so he can sit at a river...
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Explanation on the ending of Elysium

In the ending of Elysium, Why is it not possible for Max to be resurrected. We have seen Kruger to be resurrected so easily then what is the complication in resurrecting Max?
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Why was Dawson not called to testify?

Why was Dawson not called to testify that he was ordered to operate Code Red?
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Knowing more about Santiago

Jessup keeps saying that Santiago's death is important to save many other lives. I didn't get it. I wish somebody could explain this to me. Moreover, if he was so weak, how come he got recruited for ...
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How was Daniel Lugo able to go to the Bahamas on a boat?

In the movie Pain & Gain, How was Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) able to reach the Bahamas using only a boat? We can see clearly in the scene where the cops chase Lugo that he jumps into his boat ...
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Explanation for the ending of Super 8

Can someone explain the ending of Super 8 to me by helping out with the following queries? What caused all the metal to be attracted towards the water tower? Why in the world did the military leave ...
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Was John Winchester not a righteous man?

In the television series, Supernatural S04E16, It is said that the first seal is broken when a rightious man serves in the hell. And so, Dean has broken the seal. But already, John has served in hell ...
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Why was Kale Brecht under house arrest in the movie Disturbia?

In Disturbia, why was Kale Brecht under house arrest?
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What happened in the end? Was it just a dream?

What happens at the end of The Burrowers? I watched it a few times but I don't understand it. Was it just a dream?
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?

In For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012), there is a scene in the first half of the movie in which a train is robbed by the Cristeros. Padre Vega, who is in command in the scene, asks ...
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Is Sunshine dead?

It isn't completely clear from the film "Harold and Maude" whether the actress called "Sunshine", the third computer-selected partner for Harold, really inflicted deadly injuries to herself with the ...
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How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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What's the deal with John From Cincinnati?

HBO had a series in 2007 called John From Cincinnati. It was weird and surreal. The main character (John) seemed to know nothing at the start, like a baby, and just mimicked people. He also had ...
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Was there a Fifth Horseman?

In Now You See Me the legend says that The Eye only takes new members twice a century. When would Rhodes have been accepted? Certainly not fifty years ago. One might assume that his role in everything ...
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Where did the new bounty come from?

In the 2nd movie of The Riddick (Chronicles of the Riddick) he goes on a hunt to get the bounty off his head. All the people of the Crematorium die and he becomes leader of the necromongers. In the ...
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Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007 film) explanation

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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Were the soldiers wearing body armors in Lone survivor (2013)?

I just saw the Lone Survivor (2013) movie. Greate scenes, actors, theme and director! Very very emotional film. Most of scenes seems very realistic. But, please, does anybody know if the soldiers ...
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How is Beth being a cop a surprise?

SPOILERS (if you haven't seen S01E01 of Orphan Black) Sarah has to be literally dragged into a police station before realizing she is impersonating a police detective. I realize that since Beth had ...
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Why is killing Slade Wilson so hard for Oliver?

I have been wondering, why can't Oliver kill Slade Wilson (aka. Deathstroke) and be done with it? I know the producers don't want that, but what has Slade got against Oliver Queen that he cannot kill ...
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Why are they traveling with Ursa?

I didn't get why they are travelling with Ursa in After Earth. And what is their desired travel plan (obviously not earth)?
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Why does Doc Holiday want to fight Wyatt in My Darling Clementine?

In My Darling Clementine Doc Holiday doesn't seem like he'd have any sensible reason to want to fight Wyatt. Why does he want to challenge him to a gun fight?
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How did Samuel L. Jackson come to know that Hayden Christensen was a jumper?

How did Roland come to know that David is a Jumper? And also which kind of electronic gun or machine was he using to catch the jumpers?
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On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently

Surely the character knows this will happen through her training. Why wouldn't the hatch have a better mechanism such that astronauts do not run the risk of flying into space.
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What does Eli mean with the words “Be me, for a little while”?

In Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), after Oskar found out about Eli's true nature and let her into his apartment he asks her: Oskar: Who are you? Eli: I'm like you. ...
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How did Nomak learn about the supposedly secret location where Blade was being held?

As per the ff: dialogue between Kounen and Blade in the film, Blade II: KOUNEN: But fortunately for us, he doesn't know this location. BLADE: Now... he does. Kounen was talking about Nomak ...
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Why the empty briefcase?

In the sci-fi film, Lockout, can someone please explain the empty briefcase, the lighter with the chip inside of it? Why was Snow still arrested even though he was told he would be let go after ...
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Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
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Why didn't Chuck use the glasses after Morgan at the end of season 4?

In the last episode of season 4 (S04E24, "Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger"), Chuck has the "Intersect" suppressed from his memory. Later on, in the dying moments of the episode, Morgan Grimes puts on a ...
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In “Les diaboliques”, how does Christina feign death?

At the end of Les diaboliques (1955), it is very likely that Christina is still alive: she was seen by one of the children and even gave him back his toy. This means she simulated her dying of a heart ...
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Season 5: Why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?

In Season 5, why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?
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Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
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Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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Why did the people get specific powers?

In the television series, Misfits, when the thunder stuck and everyone got their powers, why did the people get the specific powers that they got? Is it what they actually wished for?
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Why is Kennedy's father “the architect of Munich”?

In the movie "Thirteen Days", it is referenced multiple times that the father of Kennedy was "the architect of Munich" and might damage the USA in a serious way if Kennedy Jr. does not allow an attack ...
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What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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How were the murders committed in the NCIS episode “The Good Samaritan”?

I recently watched this episode (summary can be found here), and the wrap-up seemed to leave a lot unexplained. Some specific questions I have are: *Why did they kill two other men before Seeger? Was ...
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Why did Yusuf hesitate to show Cobb his dream chamber?

During Yusuf's recruiting for the Inception he's about to show Cobb and the others how his special sedatives work in practice. But right before showing them he hesitates for a short moment: Yusuf: ...
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What was Dan Wachsberger charged with (charge and evidence)?

What was Daniel "Dan" Wachsberger charged with, and what was the evidence? In Say My Name we see Dan in the middle of an 'awkward moment', with Steve Gomez and two other DEA agents looking on from ...
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Did the bodachs know Odd could see them?

In Odd Thomas (2013) we see early on when we're introduced to the bodachs that if they know you can see them, they'll kill you. Throughout the movie, we see Odd trying to avoid looking at the bodachs, ...