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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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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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The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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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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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, ...
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Why isn't Taggart protected by Double Jeopardy?

At the beginning of Broken City, Billy Taggart is charged with murder but then walks. At the end of the film, it seems that he still has to face his crimes. Why isn't he protected by the Double ...
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Explanation of the shield repair scene in Sunshine

About 40 minutes into Sunshine (2007), the crew need to fix the shield. I don't understand this scene. According to Wikipedia's description: Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs ...
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Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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What does the antagonist hope to achieve by killing a priest?

In Calvary (which, on reflection after two viewings is less of a black comedy and more of a philosophical essay) the opening scene sets up the antagonist's intent to kill a good priest. He explains ...
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How did Matt Damon's partner know he went to meet Leonardo DiCaprio?

In the end of The Departed, Matt Damon's partner comes to his rescue, shooting Leonardo DiCaprio's character along with the friend whom Leo had asked to come to Damon's arrest as protection. My ...
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What is the deal with Veronica Mars's mother?

I have seen season 1 of Veronica Mars. In the middle of the season, Veronica finds her mom & makes her move closer to town into rehab. Then in the pre season finale(S01E21), Kieth Mars, her dad ...
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Inconsistency in medical clearance on Helix?

In Helix S01E05 Dr. Alan Farragut, in the investigation of Dr. Doreen Boyle's death, stated that Dr. Doreen Boyle couldn't have died from an aneurism or heart attack because she had been medically ...
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Why the confusion over who was arrested in Criminal Minds?

Criminal Minds S9 Ep2 - "The Inspired (Part II)" When they make arrests at the end: Why would they need to do this? Perhaps there is there some aspect of the American legal system that I am ...
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What was the special reason?

In the move Hachi: A Dog's Tale the Japanese college professor Ken advises Parker that the dog Hachi will fetch him the ball only for a special reason. What reason was that? And why did Hachi woof ...
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What was the dynamite for? Was it a red herring?

In Wes Anderson's Rushmore, we see Max ordering dynamite from a store prior to staging his play. He asks the order to be made out to Ready Demolition, Tucson, Arizona. Yes, said play involved a war ...
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Did Leonard Shelby know his wife because of his subconscience?

In the beginning of the movie when Leonard is talking on the phone to the mysterious caller (who we find out is Teddy [John gamble {not thee John G}]). He says he is different from Sammy Jenkins ...
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What did Victor say to Darcy's character at the end?

At the end of Dead Man Down, Darcy asks Victor if he didn't kill him because he had a family and Victor replies "I didn't kill you because ........". Rewound it 15 times and it is unintelligible to ...
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Why did Marshall shoot one of the villains before he committed a crime?

In the movie "High Noon (1952)", when the Marshal is looking for some assistants to help him fight Frank Miller and his friends, one of the civilians asks: Those three killers walking the streets ...
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What is Håkan's background?

Since the beginning of Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), Eli was accompanied by Håkan, an older man, who tried (not very successfully, though) to kill people and gather their blood ...
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Why did Bill Killcullen accept all three of Avery's requests?

In The Place Beyond the Pines, we saw that Avery Cross (played by Bradley Cooper) discusses the whole situation about his fellow corrupt officers with his father (Judge Al Cross). His father advises ...
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What happened to the microchip bug?

In American Horror Story: Asylum, the doctor pulled out a microchip out of Kit's neck that then turned into a bug. They showed it a few more times in the following episodes. At one point later in the ...
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Why does Sheikh mention the thing about Train Pass after his wedding?

In the 2013 Bollywood movie 'The Lunchbox', When Sheikh is escorting Fernandes to taxi after his wedding, he mentions an incident about Train pass. He says that when he first traveled with Fernandes, ...
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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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What was Valjean hiding?

In Les Misérables while Cosette and Valjean are talking/singing, the grown up Cosette wants to know about Valjean's past. And why they are constantly on the run. She makes a movement to lift his cuff ...
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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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Where exactly do they move to in the end?

In the movie Away We Go the couple travels all around the US, and finally they find a home that they feel suits them. They pass a tree with strange fruit on it, like in her story of her childhood ...
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How is Hunter adopted?

In Paranormal Activity 3 (maybe it was PA 2?) Katie kidnaps Hunter when he was a baby. In Paranormal Activity 4 we find out that Wyatt is actually Hunter. How is this so? If Katie took him, why did ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

Eisenheim(Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold(Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent and during the show ...
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Which pact is being referred to?

As the title asks, what is the Pact referred to in the 2012 Movie "The Pact" I've watched the movie but I don't recall any reference to a pact? Is it that the sisters agree not to talk about what ...
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Is there a term for the opposite of the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome?

Chuck Cunningham Syndrome refers to when a character simply disappears with no explanation and is treated in later episodes as if they never existed. I was wondering if there was a term, maybe ...
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Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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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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Election (1999) vote count

In the movie Election, when McAllister secretly disposes two of Tracy's votes to reduce her vote count by 2, won't it also alter the vote counts for the Vice President? Since for both president and ...
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Verifying Contents of the Book in “The Book of Eli”?

In the Movie, "The Book of Eli", after getting the book in his hands, why did he (the town's mayor or whatever) not ask Eli for the key on the spot to verify the contents of the book?
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Is Geeta shown as a Trans-gender in the Tamil Movie “Kanchana”?

In the 2011 released Tamil Movie, Kanchana, the main character i.e., Kanchana is shown to be a Trans-gender but after watching the movie, I am not able to understand whether Geeta is also shown as a ...
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What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...
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In Roman Holiday, which Royal Family was Ann princess of?

It obviously wasn't the British Royal Family as her first stop on her tour of Europe was London. All I recall from the movie is that it was one of Europe's oldest royal families.
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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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Did Ryan really never cry?

In the Wilfred episode "Questions" (S02E11), during Ryan's trip within a trip he learns that the cause for his panic attacks isn't little Joffrey crying but merely Kristen telling him not to cry, ...
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Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?

As part of introduction to the setting, we're shown a live conference as part of The Novak Element. They obviously wanted to show citizens of the US how the military robots help securing Teheran. ...
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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 Malvo Kill the Car Salesman?

Near the end of the last episode of Fargo, the car salesman pleads for his life, telling Malvo that he has a little girl at home. Does he make it? The show doesn't explicitly show the outcome either ...
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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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What foreshadowing was Corey Feldman's character referring to in Dream A Little Dream?

There's a scene in 1989's Dream A Little Dream where Jason Robards' character is talking to Corey Feldman's character "telepathically" via a dream. He's done this a number of times previously, but ...
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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 ...