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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 is Rumpelstiltskin a bad guy again?

In the third season of Once Upon a Time Rumpelstiltskin gave his life in order to save his son and his friends. Now he is complotting with the new villain of the series. I don't understand this choice ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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Why was Dr Mann so mean? [duplicate]

Firstly, we are told that Dr Mann was the best of all of them and he knowingly went to that planet that it might very well be the end if the planet was unsustainable. Since the planet was indeed a ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole because,...
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What is funny about Frankie's line about aspiration?

In Frankie and Johnny, Frankie says: Aspiration? Have you been shaving again? What's funny about this line?
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What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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How did Vito know about the betrayal?

In The Godfather, why did Barzini want Michael dead, after the five families had apparently made peace? How did Vito know this? How did he know about the specific way in which it would happen, and how ...
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How can humans travel to 12 different planets in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar humanity tries to save humanity by colonizing planets by using a wormhole which leads to another galaxy. While the protagonist travels through the wormhole his crewmate says ...
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Explanation of The Scribbler's supernatural abilities please

Q: How does Katie's character in The Scribbler (2014) have supernatural abilities, or, anyone who uses her machine for that matter? D: There seems to me to be no good explanation in the movie about ...
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What was the explosion when Holden interrogates Leon?

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover that "...
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How did V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) become self aware?

In the movie, I, Robot, V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) becomes self aware; perhaps too aware to order assassinations and prepare for enslavement of humanity. In the movie, it ...
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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Why does time flow differently on Miller's planet?

When the crew in Interstellar went down to Miller's planet then came back up we find that 23 years have passed for Romilly. Can someone please explain why and how did that happen? IIRC it was ...
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What's funny about “Looking gay people up in the directory”?

In Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny said he has a gay cousin, what's funny about "Looking gay people up in the directory, under the now listings,"?
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What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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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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If Cooper wanted to stay, why did he send the NASA Coordinates?

In Interstellar, after Cooper arrives in the Tesseract, Cooper tries to send the message STAY to his daughter in the past so she won't let him go on the mission. If that was his intention then why did ...
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What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel there?...
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Vito and Luca question

Can anyone tell me why Vito would send Luca to Tattaglia's night club under the ruse of being a traitor in The Godfather? The relationship between Vito and Luca must have been well known in the mob ...
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Why did Mann's base explode?

After the scuffle between Mann (Damon) and Cooper (McConaughey) in Interstellar, our protagonist gets a hold of a radio and alerts his shipmates to Mann's duplicity. Then his ship explodes. What ...
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Please explain the ending of S5E5 of The Walking Dead to me

If you haven't seen The Walking Dead S5E5 yet, here's what happens:
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How can Cooper communicate with his daughter before the time he went to space?

In the movie Interstellar it's shown that after Cooper fell into the Black Hole, he communicates with his daughter Murph through some codes as Ghost. My doubt is how can he communicate to his daughter ...
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What is funny about “Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer”?

In Scarecrow (1973), what is funny about the line "Can I have a chocolate donut and a bottle of beer"?
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How can Vincent appear in the scenes at the end of Pulp Fiction

I have just seen Pulp Fiction for the first time. I don't understand the scene how Vincent reappears in the final scenes where earlier in the movie, Butch kills him. Actually the movie is a bit ...
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What happened in “If I Stay”?

In the movie If I Stay, Mia got in car accident with her family. Her parents died. Her younger brother died in hospital. Mia was in a coma. We saw her consciousness (maybe, I'm confused) going through ...
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What was Mann's motivation?

In Interstellar, the crew members visited the second planet and found Mann. Soon after finding Mann, they discover that he has lied about the data. And then he tried to kill Cooper as he decides to ...
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What does the casting director mean by “be authentically, anatomically not Jewish” in Friends?

In the Friends episode The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin, Joey auditions with a casting director; the plot is as described: The Casting Director: Terrific! Well uh, there’s one more thing. Uhh,...
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How was Plan B supposed to work?

In the movie Interstellar, a backup plan was made in case the primary plan to evacuate earth failed. The plan entailed deployment of frozen human embryos on the new planet to essentially restart the ...
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How did Murph know about Edmunds?

During the end of Interstellar Murph says to her father to go seek Brand as she is all alone on their "new planet". How could Murph know that Wolf Edmunds was dead?
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In what way was Murph's quantum data from her Dad's watch helpful?

How was humanity able to use the quantum data that Murph received from her dad's watch in Interstellar?
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How did the watch do what it did?

In Interstellar, after young Murph places the watch on the bookshelf in her bedroom, her father - in the same bedroom but from another dimension - moved the second hand and recorded data in a Morse-...
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Does Jack die in the end of the movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart?

I'd just like to know if Jack died in the end of Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. I mean, seriously, I need to know. They somewhat suggest it, sure, but I mean, he could be just dreaming or something.....
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How did Murph figure it out?

From Interstellar we learn that What I don't get is how did she connect all this weird happenings to this fact? I find this a little too far fetched.
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How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns?

How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns in the dust in Interstellar? But what I don't get from the movie is how did Cooper make to it to be the coordinates since that data could ...
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Who are “they” in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, NASA scientists keep referring "they" in most of their conversation with Cooper. Are "they" mean alien or some supernatural race?
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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 & Nick'...
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What is Jerome saying with the tuft of hair?

At the end of Gattaca, before Vincent heads to his flight, Jerome shows him a whole lot of samples and says that he's going on a "journey" himself. He gives Vincent an envelope not to open before he's ...
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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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Before I Go to Sleep - plot issue

On the last day of the plot of Before I Go to Sleep, Ben/Mike is shown in his car as he leaves the house for the day. On the passenger seat is a second phone that is ringing. That phone shows that the ...
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How did the guys get weapons and gadgets in the sewer?

In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) movie, April rescued the turtles and the rat (Splinter) and left them in sewer. When they grew up, they had access to gadgets like skateboards, monitors ...
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The African Queen (1951) - did Charlie and Rosie have sex?

All right, it is obviously not shown on the screen but did they actually have sex after they miraculously passed the rapids? First, the scene ends with long emotional kiss. Second, Charlie is ...
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The Rock: Mistake or deliberate?

I just watched an old classic, The Rock from 1996 with Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery (among other) and while watching it I noticed something I hadn’t notice before which didn’t quite sit well in my ...
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Where are the dogs in Titanic?

In the movie Titanic, when Jack first sees Rose for the first time, there are some dogs being taken for a walk on that deck by an officer. But when the Titanic is going down, none of the dogs were ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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Who is this giant in Hancock?

In the tornado battle in Hancock when Hancock is fighting his "wife" there appears to be a huge (maybe mechanical) figure running through the destruction. It appears to be almost twice the size of ...
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Where did the “dog” come from?

In I Am Number Four when John (Number Four) and Henri are moving from the beach to Paradise, they are being followed by a lizard which then transforms into a dog and gets adopted by them. Later on ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Did Nick really push Amy?

During the first half of Gone Girl, we see many scenes narrated by Amy. These are as written in her diary. So was that pushing incident a reality?