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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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Why did Tomas have to die?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Half Measure" (S03E12) Jesse tries to kill the two dealers who killed Combo using Andrea's little brother Tomas. But as soon as Gus gets behind this he intervenes and ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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Why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes?

In the movie "The Equalizer", why does McCall time himself with the stopwatch in a lot of scenes, what's the benefit of that? Like when Nikolai showed up at his front door.
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Why did Ilsa Faust wait for high pitch?

In the opera Turandot which is held in Vienna in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Ilsa Faust was going to kill Chancellor with a gunshot. My question is, why did she decide to shoot on the high ...
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Meaning of the biblical quote at the end of Raging Bull?

The movie Raging Bull closes with a Biblical quote from the Gospel of John. What is the meaning of the quote, and how does it relate to the plot of the film? "So, for the second time, [the ...
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Why does Lily remove her panties in Black Swan?

Finally watching Black Swan and this early scene puzzled me. While Lily taking off her knickers isn't completely bizarre, she does it around someone she's never met. And there is no follow up of any ...
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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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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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How many people did the killer actually kill in the 1st season of True Detective

So I lost counting of how many people the killer in the first season of True Detective killed in the end. There was a murder at the start. The girl was found in the woods. Soon after we heard about ...
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Question about spiders in Arachnophobia

I just watched Arachnophobia for the first time in many years. I understand the story line on how the Venezuelan spider that hitched a ride in the photographer's coffin mated with the house spider ...
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Why didn't the Germans attack?

In the movie "As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me", there was a scene where German prisoners were marching while guarded by Russian soldiers with weapons. Considering how outnumbered the guards were, why ...
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Why were the Germans drinking their own pee?

In the movie "As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me", around the 15 minute mark, why was the German prisoner drinking his own pee? Couldn't he just lick snow or ice?
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Why was Tuco willing to buy from Walt & Jesse?

Why was Tuco Salamanca willing to buy crystal meth from Walter 'Heisenberg' White & Jesse Pinkman? I mean, obviously he was a distributor of crystal meth and they were manufacturers of some fine ...
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Did Ilsa Faust lie?

In the opera Turandot which is held in Vienna, Ilsa Faust failed to kill the Austrian Chancellor with a gunshot. While Ethan saved the chancellor by shooting his arm, when Ilsa was asked why she ...
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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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Similarities between “The Equalizer” and “Hitman: Absolution”

I was wondering that the movie The Equalizer is so much like the game Hitman: Absolution, like the way the protagonist kills and the music. Especially the one track that plays right after Pushkin dies ...
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Why was Victor not with Wolverine in Hiroshima?

So I was wondering if I was the only one who caught this. In the beginning of the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" we see Logan and Victor in all wars including World War II but in the movie "The ...
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Why was the code cracking device needed in S02E10?

In the episode "For Art's Sake" (S02E10) of the 1988 run of Mission: Impossible when Nicholas, disguised as Minister Ocha, is lead by Travers into his vault, he achieves to film Travers typing a ...
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In “The Man with the Golden Gun” why does Hip drive off without James Bond?

There's a scene in The Man with The Golden Gun where Bond, Hip and Hip's two nieces are fleeing from a karate school. The four of them reach Hip's car. Hip and the girls get in and they drive away. ...
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Was the storm from The Perfect Storm (2000) a similar storm as Frankenstorm?

The Perfect Storm (2000) was a movie about a some fishermen caught in a big storm: After debating whether to sail through the building storm or to wait it out, the crew decide to risk the storm. ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau", it was never revealed who "The Chairman" was. Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this implies ...
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How did they dispose old Joe's wife's body in the movie Looper (2012)?

The reason given in the movie Looper for sending targets to the past is that it is difficult to dispose bodies. From IMDb, Thirty years into the future in 2074, time travel is invented, but is ...
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Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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How did Starbuck come back?

Kara Thrace, a prominent character of the famous sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, or more famously known as Lt. Starbuck was purportedly dead while fighting Cylon battle ships amidst a solar storm ...
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Jingim finally accepting Marco

Jingim is heavily wounded and being rolled away by his soldiers, but stops to talk to Marco Polo. What does it mean when he says "peace to you, brother" to Marco?
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Ahmad is discussing with Jingim about Marco during Hashshashin

Ahmad is talking to Jingim alone in the court about Marco Polo and about his father. Jingim says 'he does so for the sake of his father's head.' And it follows with 'you think he travels to cover ...
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Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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Why did Jose give Cole the gun?

At the airport Cole meets Jose who gives him a gun and instructs him to kill Dr. Peters. Now the question is - why? They make it clear in the film that the past cannot be altered and that is why he ...
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In Mission Impossible 1, why didn't Phelps kill Ethan as easily as his wife?

We see Jim Phelps murder his wife, needlessly, and yet, only give Ethan what amounts to a glancing blow. Why wouldn't he just kill Ethan and try to escape with his wife instead of taking the risk of ...
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What substance does The Jackal spray onto the door handle?

In the 1997 film "The Jackal", the antagonist is attempting to elude some assassins who are after him. When they are pursuing his van, he quickly He then takes a small can and sprays it onto the ...
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What happens at the end of The Congress?

The Congress is an interesting but somewhat weird movie where Robin Wright (playing herself) signs a 20-year contract with a studio to be digitised so the studio can do whatever it wants with her ...
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Augustus Steranko & Ilsa Grunt?

In the 1991 film "If Looks Could Kill", the antagonists are businessman Augustus Steranko (Roger Rees) and his associate Ilsa Grunt (Linda Hunt). Throughout the film, the two show no signs of a ...
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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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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How did the media know the name of the robot?

I watched Chappie yesterday and had the following question: TV News showed a footage of Chappie aiding criminals. Then they urged viewers to call authorities in case they see Chappie in their ...
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Why do Minions want to serve vicious villains?

From wiki about Minions: Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history's ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why did Jigsaw choose Zep in Saw?

In Saw, at the end of the movie we learn that Zep was forced to hold the Gordons captive to obtain an antidote for the slow-acting poison in his body. However, this scene confuses me, because Zep ...
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What does “they are holding” mean?

In Breaking Bad season 3, episode 3, Hank and Gomez are in a low class bar where all the other patrons look criminal. Hank comments that two patrons "are holding", and maybe the bar owner is holding ...
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Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
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Why does the ghost call the victims?

Is there any significance for the phone call (The "seven days" reminder call from the ghost) in The Ring? Most of the signs the victims saw/experienced after watching the video, like the wet hair, ...
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Why doesn't Wolverine claws grow back with Adamantium?

So I am re-watching The Wolverine and quite honestly from what most people say is all conflicting. I thought because ALL bone was basically Adamantium now that there wouldn't be plain bone claws, if ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In season 1, episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases, "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have ...