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Henry's secret in The Time Traveler's Wife

In the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, shortly after Henry meets Clare for the first time, Clare spends the night at Henry's. Following morning she finds a lipstick in Henry's bathroom, and when Henry ...
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Are seasons of 24 standalone stories or related in some way?

I just got season five of 24 from my local library. I't might be a long wait before I can get the other seasons, although I want to see them all eventually. Will it ruin the storyline if I start ...
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Where did Hollowface come from, and how was he defeated in Intruders?

I found Intruders to be a rather confusing, and intellectually unsatisfying film. I felt it left too many questions unanswered. Or maybe I just didn't catch the answers--which could well be the ...
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Why does Obi-Wan say that he'll become more powerful if Vader kills him?

When Obi-Wan fights Darth Vader in Episode IV: A New Hope, he says: You can't win, Vader. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. What does he mean ...
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Why was Brandon denied entry to the night club?

Near the end of the movie Shame, Brandon tries to enter a night club (or something), and is denied entry by the bouncer who says: Not tonight. I said, not tonight. What establishment was he ...
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Where did Tron Legacy take place?

In the movie Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn finds his fathers computer still running in the old arcade. After typing on the keyboard he triggers the digitizer and is transported to the grid. Where is the ...
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What did actually happen during Locke's first visit in the cabin?

A recurring mystery throughout the Lost seasons was the cabin in the jungle. It is introduced to Locke by Ben as the alledged location of Jacob, who doesn't seem to be there though. Ben is talking to ...
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How did Selene get pregnant?

In Underworld Awakening Selene is captured and cryonically frozen after a bomb grenade hit her and Michael underwater. She awakes 12 years later to find out she has a daughter, and apparently Michael ...
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How does the dream sharing actually work?

In Inception, dream-sharing is (obviously) a huge part in how the entire plot functions. Is there any valid references (either scientific or even just an explanation from the writers/director) as to ...
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Why did the truck driver shoot Selene?

During her escape from the research facility, Selene jumps onto a driving truck. The truck driver notices her, makes a full stop and she flies over the vehicle. The driver then steps out with a gun ...
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Did cats have magical powers in Batman Returns?

In Tim Burton's Batman Returns, Max Shreck throws Selena out a high story window where she plunges to the ground. It's not quite clear to me if she dies upon landing or just knocking at death's door. ...
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Ending of The Innkeepers

In The Innkeepers (2011), Leanne Rease-Jones tried to warn Claire, and she seemed to know something crucial, but she never told the truth about what was going on. I am confused about the ending of ...
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Did Ra's al Ghul have a hand in the murder of Bruce's parents?

In the film, Liam Nielson's character states something along the lines that they had tried to destroy Gotham once before via economics, but some stubborn citizens (Bruce's parents) kept things afloat. ...
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No “spider-sense tingling”?

In Spiderman-2 [2004] there are a number of scenes where Peter Parker exits and comes back as Spiderman only after he witnesses something wrong (even if he is in the vicinity of the occurring crime). ...
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What is wrong with the bleach and the fish in the Machinist?

I notice that Trevor always cleaned his hands and toilet floor with bleach. He surely kept things clean at home that he always bought bleach, he kept several used toothbrushes to scrub his floor in ...
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How come Ivan exists in the Machinist?

Maria and Nicholas existed in Trevor's daily delusion because of his guilt about the past hit and run. But how come Ivan exists in his imagination? Are there any clues in movie that can prove ...
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What is the significance of the cat?

In Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fight. This scene is not comedic; yet there are numerous cuts to a cat. At one point at the end, the camera actually zooms in and out on the cat! ...
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Does “…you're a cantaloupe” have any meaning?

In True Romance, there is a scene where Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken) interrogates Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) on Worley's son's whereabouts. After Worley tries a couple of failed lies, ...
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Why did Lovett invite Rose aboard his search boat in Titanic?

The opening to Titanic shows Rose "Dawson" watching a TV news report of Brock Lovett's ship searching the Titanic wreckage. She then makes a phone call to Lovett during which a private conversation ...
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What's written on Cook's hand in The film Drive

What's written on Cook's hand in The film Drive? When The Driver is planning the pawn shop robbery with Standard, Cook and Blanche, Cook sends Standard and Blanche away and says to the Driver that ...
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Why didn't James believe Beckham was alive in Hurt Locker?

After watching The Hurt Locker, I initially thought the dead boy covered up with bomb was Beckham, but after googling I'm certain they were two different kids. Now, I am puzzled to know, What's the ...
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Why didn't Cobb talk to any of his team members at the airport in the ending of Inception?

In Inception, it always makes me wonder why Cobb didn't say a hello to his team members. He does not even smile at any of his team members at the airport. What is the reason he acts like he does now ...
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What was really behind the mysterious number sequence in Lost?

4 8 15 16 23 42 - every Lost fan knows this sequence. But even after watching the ending, I am still not sure what the numbers really mean and how it's all connected. If I recall correctly, in the ...
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Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)

I'm confused by the final scene in the Planet of the Apes film (2001 not the recent Rise film). Leo lands on Earth in his own time to find it run by the Apes. How does this happen? I'm assuming ...
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Why do the aliens see things as green or red?

In Battleship, the aliens wear helmets that enhance their vision by highlighting things in either green or red. It is quite clear that green things are deemed harmless while red things are threats. ...
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What is Billy Ray Valentine doing on the trading room floor?

Near the end of Trading Places, Winthorpe and Valentine concoct a plan to get back at the Dukes while making themselves rich. I understand they used insider trading; but what exactly is Billy Ray ...
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Who nukes the USA in The Divide?

In The Divide (2011), I am confused as to who nukes the USA? Was it the Arabs? Maybe the Koreans?
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What is the purpose of the lab in The Divide?

What exactly happens at the laboratory in The Divide (2011)? Who are the guys at the laboratory and what do they try to achieve?
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How did Saito know he was under attack by extractors Cobb and Arthur in Inception?

In the train scene, when Saito was having information extracted by Cobb, the extraction team were using a two layer dream. In the first layer of the dream Saito knew that he was in a dream because of ...
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What exactly happened to Aaron Eckhart's character?

In The Missing (2003), Brake Baldwin (played by Aaron Eckhart) is found stuffed in something on top of what appears to be a camp fire. Wikipedia makes a reference to a ritualistic killing, but does ...
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Why can't the soldier “get used to the new rags”?

About 13 minutes into I Am Legend Robert Neville has a flashback where he starts to rescue his family. While he loads them into the car, the camera cuts to two soldiers and one says to the other ...
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Did Mavis cause the crash that disabled her cousin?

In the film Young Adult, Mavis and Matt discuss her cousin, who is in a wheelchair. She mentions that the car accident that disabled her cousin happened on the weekend of her sweet 16. Given her ...
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Why was the body needed in Lucky Number Slevin?

Lucky Number Slevin is a fantastic genre bending movie with a strange blend of thriller-crime-humour. And it has an excellent twist which I won't reveal for those who have not seen it (but it is the ...
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Why are rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise sunny?

Why do rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise movie happen in sunny weather? I know sometimes when it rains it's possible to see the sun in sky, but this happens in several scenes even in different ...
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In the movie Cowboys and Aliens what did the aliens need all the gold for?

As the title says, in the movie it was said by one of the characters that the aliens valued gold as rare as us Humans, but it did not state a reason why they went to so much trouble to get or what ...
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Who was the girl and why was she seen in Wrecked?

I recently watched Wrecked and have some unclear parts. I realized that during the robbery, the men (robbers) dragged along the Man only to use his vehicle. During that, we are shown the dumbfounded ...
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Why did the pipe explode in The Shawshank Redemption?

I have a question regarding the end of The Shawshank Redemption when Red is narrating Andy's escape - can some one explain why the pipe erupts when Andy breaks it when he is escaping from Shawshank? ...
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What was Nicholas Van Orton's real birthday date in “The Game”?

In The Game, There are two dates mentioned as Nicholos' birthday.The first one is October 11th, which is mentioned while Nicholas and Conrad has a chat at the hotel. Conrad: and all the sudden it ...
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How did Conrad come back to life after the gunshot in “The Game”?

In The Game, At the end of the movie Conrad was shot by his own brother Nicholas Van Orton. But Conrad came back to life at the very end of the movie. How does it possible? Because, Nicholas Van ...
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Battlestar Galactica: What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?
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How do Cobol's agents know Cobb was in the Mombasa motel?

In Inception, in the Mombasa chase scene, How do the Cobol Engineering's agents know Cobb had arrived in Mombasa?
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What is the reason for the four-way fight scene on the train?

In Hitman, after watching the four-way fight scene on the train, many questions came to mind: What is the reason why the three agents came to kill agent 47? Why did they point their guns at each ...
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How did the prosecution know what Bates said?

In the 2012 Downton Abbey Christmas Special, the prosecution seems to have a very good idea of all sorts of things Mr. Bates said in various "private" moments - during a side conversation with Anna ...
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What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
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How does “the gimp” come to be in Maynard's basement in Pulp Fiction?

After seeing "the gimp" character in Pulp Fiction, two questions come to mind. How does "the gimp" come to be in Maynard & Zed's basement? and Why is "the gimp" covered up with a mask?
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Is this incident realistic in Vacancy?

In Vacancy (2007), David Fox is stabbed at night (supposedly after midnight), and at the end of the film (in daytime), it turns out he's still alive. Is it possible in real life that a person is ...
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What's the meaning behind the phrase “The blood stays on the blade”?

At the beginning of the movie Gangs of New York, Priest Vallon tells his son not to wipe the blood of the blade after he's cut himself shaving, saying "The blood stays on the blade". I've watched the ...
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Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?

I watched the movie The Others recently, and I was blown away by the ending and the story. I was thinking about this plot element which didn't make much sense to me. It's about the return of the ...
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What did Coppola want to symbolize by the last sequences involving rogue colonel?

I didn't understand the ending of Apocalypse Now. What did Coppola want to symbolize by the last sequences involving rogue colonel? And what is the purpose of Marlon Brando's character?
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Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?

The Voight-Kampff test (the so-called "empathy test") in the film has been bothering me for some time... It is acknowledged in the film that the test can give a false negative - Rachael would have ...