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Why does Jeanie help Ferris out at the end of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?

One thing I have never understood about one of my favorite movies, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off": why does Jeanie decide to help Ferris out at the end of the movie and save him from being busted by Mr. ...
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How could Ant-Man break electronics after he penetrated through the Yellowjacket suit?

At the end of the movie, Ant-Man decides to become subatomic - he goes through the back of the Yellowjacket suit. But after this we see him big enough to break wiring, electronics inside of the suit. ...
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Who was the man who slew the Kingsguard Knight?

In Game of Thrones season 6, episode 3, 'Oathbreaker', we see that Bran and the three eyed raven are mentally traveling back to a time where Eddard was a young lord. I might've missed the part ...
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Why does Davos care about Jon so much?

In the second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones Davos approaches Melisandre and asks her to use her powers to resurrect Jon Snow. This means that he decided to ask a woman he strongly ...
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Did Maester Luwin really believe that sorcery and magic is no more?

Since Bran became a cripple in Game of Thrones and began seeing the three-eyed raven in his dreams, Maester Luwin insisted on it being just dreams and nothing much. We can believe that an old ...
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Why did Black Panther change his mind?

Yesterday I saw Captain America: Civil War. Captain America, Black Panther and Zemo had a conversation on the mountain. Zemo said he was sorry to have killed Black Panther's father. Then why did Black ...
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Why do the Scots start chanting “Maccaulich” after their first victory?

In the movie Braveheart after the Scots take over the local garrison and execute the sheriff, everyone begins to chant "Maccaulich!" (which them seems to morph into Wallace). Is there a meaning to ...
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Why didn't James believe Beckham was alive in The 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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Explanation on the ending of “End Game”

I didn't understand the ending of the movie End Game. Could someone please explain? What did the reporter leaving the First Lady's house at the end have to do with anything? Why wasn't the ...
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Is result shown from the explosion realistic?

In The Hurt Locker, During a raid on a warehouse, James discovers the body of a young boy, in which a live bomb has been surgically implanted. During evacuation, Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge ...
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How does Rocket know all those things about Lil Zé?

In City of God (2002), one thing I didn't understand was how the reporter named "Rocket" knows all the things about "Lil Zé". For example, he knows Lil Zé killed Goose. Also, how does he knows about ...
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Why did Kaa attack Mowgli?

In The Jungle Book (2016) we saw that Kaa found Mowgli and told him how she got into the jungle and why Shere Khan is after him. By doing so, Kaa was actually hypnotizing Mowgli. Then went to attack ...
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How could Princess Leia remember her “real mother” a “little bit,” when Padmé Amidala died in childbirth?

In the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker asks Leia what she remembers of her real mother. She tells that she only remembers a little bit about her ,as a kind ...
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Why is there an alien in the garbage?

In the classic scene in Star Wars a New Hope our heroes are trapped in a rubbish press with a creature... Given the Death Star is fairly new (it's only just been completed) how could such a creature ...
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How did Rose make Jack immortal?

In the finale of the first season of the revamped Dr. Who, we see Rose absorb the Time Vortex of the TARDIS and uses this power to not only evaporate the Daleks, but revive Jack. Due to this process, ...
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Why did Wilfred Mott remember the nightmares when the entire human race forgets them?

In Doctor who, The End of Time: Part One, the opening narrator (Rassilon) says: It is said that in the final days of planet Earth, everyone had bad dreams.... each and everyone of those people had ...
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How does the invisible boy remain in the real world in the movie Goosebumps?

In the movie Goosebumps, every monsters got sucked into the book, including Hannah, but in the latter part of the climax, it was shown that the invisible boy is typing in a type writer. Wasn't he also ...
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Who really takes the jewels?

In the Indian Movie Jewel Thief (Dev Anand) because Amar doesn't truly exist, who takes the jewels from Vinay's employer, since Vinya is not in on the con?
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Rose's message in the season two finale of The Fall

Note: series 2 finale spoilers ahead! When Stella finally finds Rose in the series finale of The Fall, the medical examiners reveal that she has carved I Love Yu (I will assume it is supposed to be I ...
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Is the time loop on the cruise ship a second timeline in Triangle?

In Triangle, at the start when Jess arrives at the boat for the "first" time, is this the start of the continuation of the ending scene. It's known that the cruise ship and any surroundings after ...
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Why was Kylo Ren punching himself?

So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens As he fights them we see him punching his side where the wound is and there's blood on the snow. What the heck is he doing? Is this some kind of dark side ...
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In Breaking Bad season one, A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal, why don't they roll the barrels?

In S1:E7 of Breaking Bad, Walter and Jesse steal a barrel of methylamine. When they take them from the warehouse, they choose to carry the barrel between the two of them, which looks grueling. Is ...
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Did Frank Underwood mean for the bill to fail?

In "House of Cards", Frank Underwood wants some energy bill to pass, but his wife is pressured by SandCorp into undermining him and getting two representatives to vote against the bill, which is a ...
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Why would Marsellus forgive Butch in Pulp Fiction?

At first glance, it seems plausible that Marsellus forgave Butch because Butch saved him from the pawnshop where they had been captured by Maynard and Zed. But now after reviewing the film several ...
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Why did Dr. Linda stop doing Lucifer?

In the Lucifer episode, "Et Tu, Doctor?", Dr. Linda Martin decides to stop having sex with Lucifer, which is an egregious ethical issue in her profession (Psychotherapy). Somehow, she overcomes the ...
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Does Davos in season 6 know what happened to Shireen in season 5?

We know that Ser Davos despises Melisandre at the beginning of Game of Thrones, but now with Stannis dead and Jon Snow also, Davos suggests to take help from the Red Woman (Melisandre), so we assume ...
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Why did the cops shoot Danny even though he stopped pointing the gun at them?

So I recently saw a movie from 1984 called Teachers with Ralph Malchio, Crispin Glover and Morgan Freeman but I am wondering that the character in the movie, a 16 year old stoner named Danny who had ...
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How did Joy escape?

The movie prisoners is quite difficult to understand. I still try to understand how Joy escaped. When Joy was in the hospital, it seems that Bob was in her flashback. So did he help her escape? Do ...
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Why did Lynn sleep with Ed in L. A. Confidential?

I could never underatand why Lynn slept with Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential if she had feelings for Bud and she also knew how much he hated Ed.
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Outbreak climax explanation

In the climax of Wolfgang Petersen's film Outbreak (1995), we see Ford (Morgan Freeman) relieves McClintock (Donald Sutherland) of his command and arrests him for "withholding information from the ...
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Why does Bruce became angry at Niagara Falls?

In Bruce Almighty (2003), the main character Bruce is reporting live at Niagara Falls. It shows Evan speaking for him and then directs the camera to Bruce, so he finally gets a chance to be a live ...
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How did he set up time bomb?

In Last Action Hero (1993), Jack Slater actually take cards on dead body, he sees it. it has 5,4,.... etc So he realized that Benedict planted Time Bomb, then he ran away. My Question is: How ...
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Why doesn't the Mosasaurus attack the audience since we know it can reach them?

In Jurassic World, there is a scene in which the Mosasaurus eats a shark. There is a little distance between the pool and audience. Here it does not jump out of the pool and attack anyone. ...
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Motivations for killing Rayna Boyanov in Spy (2015)?

In Spy (2015), Sergio De Luca makes several attempts at the life of Rayna. Why does he want to do this? Rayna is the only person who knows the location of the nuke. De Luca needs Rayna to deliver the ...
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Is Dickie gay in The Talented Mr. Ripley?

In the movie The Talented Mr.Ripley, is Dickie gay? They show Tom to be attracted to male folk more than the women in the movie. They also show Tom sexually interested in Dickie. Dickie seems to be ...
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Chaotic Animation: Legion summoned by Prince Mudeenu

I believe this is not an off-topic question, even that it fits both sections of "What topics can I ask about here?". It's not a really useful information for the general audience, but it might require ...
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Why in Pixels during Pac-Man game the protagonists were NPC?

In Pixels, in all other levels/games/whatever-you-call-it the aliens were taking part of 'the game' and the Earthlings were supposed to play the game. So why during the game of PacMan it was the other ...
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How did they survive the jump?

How is that Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark survived the jump in the first episode of the sixth season (The Red Woman) of Game of Thrones? It was a big distance between the wall and land. How did that ...
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Where exactly was Trystane Martell in “Red Woman”?

Where exactly was Trystane Martell, the Dornish prince (son of the Prince of Dorne, Doran Martell) in the Season 6 opener, "Red Woman"? Where was his boat at the time? Was it in the city of Sunspear, ...
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Why does Hermione not get any kind of punishment for casting magic outside Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione casts a spell to repair Harry's glasses. She also does the same in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to Magic Law, underage wizards ...
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How Did Obara Sand manage this?

In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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Why was Tyra so worried about college in season 1?

Throughout the first season of "Friday Night Lights," it is assumed that most of the main teenage characters (Jason Street, Tim Riggins, Lyla Garrity, Tyra Collette) are seniors. Specifically Tyra, ...
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Did Kenneth indeed time-travel?

In the movie Safety Not Guaranteed, Kenneth's ad was (emphasis mine): "Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own ...
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Why didn't the Dornish prince go with Jamie Lanister on the boat to King's Landing? [duplicate]

The prince was promised a seat on the small council. At the end of season 5, I thought he was on the boat with them. But in season 6, it turns out he stayed in Dorne. Why did he stay in Dorne when his ...
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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What really happened in the chemistry lab?

At some point in the movie October Sky (1999) flames were created. I didn't clearly get it. So What really happened in the chemistry lab?
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Why did no one help Arya?

This might be a crazy question... but in season 6 episode 1, why did no one help Arya while she was getting 'trained' (really, beat up) by the girl who is also a part of the Many-Faced-God group? ...
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What is this wax seal used by Eddard Stark in “You Win or You Die”?

In Season 1 Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, Ned Stark writes a letter bound for Stannis Baratheon and seals it with the following wax seal. What, if anything, does this wax seal represent? I assume ...
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What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?

Much of the film revolves around the retrieval of an object known only as The Rabbit’s Foot. But nobody discloses information about it. What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?