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In Memento, what happened to the money in the Jaguar's trunk?

The final scene of Memento (which is actually the beginning of the story's timeline) shows Lenny drive off in a Jaguar that has a box full of money in the trunk. Presumably this money is why Dodd ...
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Significance and implication of Mahout's death

After the Calcutta violence scene in Hey Ram, Saket Ram saw the mahout (elephant's caretaker) dead and that the elephant could not move. I think it was chained. Does this imply anything? Why did the ...
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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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How did Louis Bloom get away with what he got away with?

At the end of the movie NightCrawler, the main character Louis Bloom seems to have gotten away with a felony. He clearly withheld information from the police. So why didn't the the detectives get a ...
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Why was Amy postponing the inevitable and was it inevitable at all?

About half-way into Gone Girl we learn that Amy's disappearance was a staging carefully prepared by her to take revenge on her husband by having him convicted, and ultimately excuted, for supposedly ...
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What's the deal with the rewind?

Funny Games (2007) was just a hard movie to watch period. But, I really got kicked in the head when Paul rewound the scene and started it over. What? After Paul and Peter return to the house with ...
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How long have they been dead?

In the 2001 film 'The Others,' how long have Grace and the children been dead? Anne mentions to Mrs. Mills that the servants left and then "Mummy went mad," and Grace mentions that the servants left ...
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Why did the ancient evil give Flyte a biological sample?

In Phantoms (1998) the "ancient evil" has one of it's drones provide a biological sample to Dr Flyte. It came out looking like maggots and then turned into a Gecko for a brief moment and then turned ...
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In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, what is the script Wes Craven is writing on his computer?

When Heather meets Wes at New Line, they talk about making a new movie to make Freddy stop. At the end of this sequence, we can see that Wes is actually writing the script of "New nightmare". The ...
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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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Why was Beau in the Murder House?

In season one of American Horror story: But why is Beau in the Murder House? The Langdons didn't live there anymore, Harvey and his family did - the Langdons lived next door, as they do today. 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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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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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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Why Syndicate did not kill Mulder before 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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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 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 they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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Why didn't Vlad make his wife drink his vampire blood?

Why didn't Vlad the Impaler make his wife drink his vampire blood just when she was about to die in Dracula Untold? It would have set him free from the curse, and afterwards he could have drunk her ...
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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 didn't detective Boney question Amy's neighbor for details?

In Gone Girl, Amy's neighbor Noelle Hawthorne comes to detective Boney and tells her that she was a friend of Amy. Next we see that while her investigation is going on, Noelle comes to Amy & ...
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Why do they never wear gloves?

Is there any particular reason why The Americans Philip and Elizabeth never wear gloves when they are on a mission? Apparently they know about fingerprints and how they can be used to identify ...
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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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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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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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Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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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 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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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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Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
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What was Vinny's motivation for lying to Judge Haller?

In the movie My Cousin Vinny, there is a scene in which Vinny lies about his "successful" legal career to Judge Haller. Later in the movie, he worries that this lie will get him arrested to the ...