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How did Cobb and Mal commit suicide while young in limbo if they lived decades there?

We can see the scene in Inception where Cobb and Mal commit suicide on the train tracks at a young age, but in the end of the movie Cobb reminds Mal that they lived to a very old age in their dream. ...
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Once Upon A Time In America denoumente

The movie Once Upon A Time In America is lavish in its cinematography. But the end unwinds without a satisfying resolution. I have a hard time understanding everything beyond when De Niro's character ...
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Do they ever really wake up from the sedative test?

I distinctly remember a scene in Inception when Cobb is testing Yusuf's custom made super sedative. He then abruptly wakes up and goes to the bathroom where he proceeds to splash his face with water ...
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Why didn't Aragorn go to Gondor for getting help for Rohan?

As we know in the second Lord of the Rings movie, The Two Towers, Aragorn suggested to Theoden to ask Gondor for help. However Theoden was skeptical that Gondor will not come and didn't ask for help ...
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Are White Walkers Immortals?

Except being stabbed by dragon glass/Valerian steel which can kill the White Walkers, in addition to other things they can be killed by that we might not know at the moment, are White Walkers in Game ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

Through all the five seasons of Game of Thrones we had never seen a White Walker talking. Does this mean they can't talk human language (e.g. they have their own language) or we will never see them ...
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Explanation about Hank Schrader's character as a brave law enforcement officer

I am from India and in our country, the law enforcement department (Police Department) starts the new recruits with same training. But later on based on the recruits inclinations and skills, they are ...
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How did Deathbolt (Arrow/The Flash) become a meta-human?

On TV Show "Arrow", season 3 episode 18, we were introduced to a new villain Jake Simmons (Deathbolt). After his capture, they did a cross-over scene with "The Flash" with Ray and Cisco talking over ...
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Why didn't Mal use her totem (spinning top) before she actually died?

In Inception, it was told that the totem's concept was invented by Mal. Then why didn't Mal use her spinning top to find out if she is in a dream or not before jumping off the window? Is it the case ...
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Why would Claire Underwood leave Frank?

At the end of the third season of House of Cards, Claire Underwood announces that she is leaving Frank, ostensibly because she can no longer stand his condescending and abusive behavior. But I ...
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Why didn't Saito kill himself when he was stuck in limbo?

In Inception Cobb tells Ariadne that he was stuck in limbo with Mal for 50 years. Then they killed themselves by lying on the railway track. So, it is possible to commit suicide even if you are in ...
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Who invented time travel in Terminator Genisys?

There are three time machines (or parts thereof) in Terminator Genisys. The one in 2029, the one in 1984 and the one in 2017. Pops and John Connor are able to build the 1984 & 2017 machines ...
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How did the giant travel across the sea to Castle Black?

In the Game of Thrones episode (S05E08) where Jon Snow, the now Lord Commander of the Night's Watch reaches the Wildling's camp across the sea with boats to take the Wildlings to the south of the wall ...
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Why didn't the Indominus Rex eat or kill the Velociraptors?

Jurassic World The Indominus Rex is a genetically modified new kind of Dianosour. Now when Masrani first went to see the Indominus, part of the conversation was like Masrani: What happened to the ...
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Why did Luke not let the man on the street enter into the car in 'Vanishing on 7th Street'?

In the movie 'Vanishing on 7th Street' we see the initial power outage and how different persons reacted to that. After these initial scenes the movie jumps multiple days forward. In the next scene we ...
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Why does Michael Corleone need a bodyguard to translate for him when he first met Apollonia's father?

In The Godfather I, when Michael Corleone took refuge in Sicilly, he met Apollonia and then met the inn owner who happened to be Apollonia's father. Michael wanted Apollonia to be his wife and he ...
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Why do we see Tesla “inventing” the machine in “The Prestige”?

I understand the whole magic/cloning/one-upping each other bit in "The Prestige". I don't understand why they specifically needed Nicola Tesla to be the inventor/creator of this cloning machine. ...
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Why does Myrcella Baratheon live in Dorne?

Since when and why does Myrcella Baratheon from Game of Thrones live in Dorne rather than with her parents in King's Landing?
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Why didn't Richard Kimble get shot?

Who doesn't love The Fugitive? Seriously there is just one part of the movie I don't get. This is after Kimble leaves visiting the prisoner at the city jail and is being chased by Deputy Gerard. ...
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Who sent that letter from the hand of the king (signed Robert Baratheon) to Ser Barristan Selmy [duplicate]

We knew in the first season of Game of Thrones that Ser Jorah Mormont was spying on Daenersys and sent the news about she being pregnant to the king's landing thus Robert Baratheon wanted the baby and ...
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How does Sarah Jane meet the Doctor?

So I've started watching some of Old Who on Netflix, and I think Netflix may not have all the "classic" episodes (as they put it) on there - it seems to skip over some of the specials, at least. ...
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Why did the big dinosaur help Claire in Jurassic World (2015)?

I recently watched the film Jurassic World (2015). In the climax, when the genetically modified dinosaur Indominus Rex kills all the raptors which were trained by the hero, Claire brings out the ...
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Who invented the app “Iris” in a Dutch movie called “App”?

I recently saw a Dutch movie called "App". However, I am quite confused because of the absurd ending of the movie. I have the following questions: Who invented the app called "Iris"? There was ...
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Will Sarah Connor still die of Leukemia?

So Sarah and Kyle managed to save the world from judgement day in Terminator Genisys. They destroyed Genisys/Skynet. I just remembered that John mentions to Kate and Terminator (Arnold) in ...
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The T-1000 doesn't have flesh, so how can it time-travel?

In Terminator: Genisys, it's explained that any exposed metal can't travel through time. Only metal that's covered in living tissue (like a terminator) or a fully-naked human. So how can a T-1000 time ...
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question about predestination (2014)

When the barkeeper takes John to the HQ of the temporal agents we see that the date is 12 August 1985 late night (11 pm if I am not mistaken). Later, almost at the end of the movie, after the ...
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Who makes the arrows in TV show Arrow?

Arrow I was searching for the source of arrows but had no luck. In S01 there were some mentions that Oliver Queen made arrows for himself. I think I saw some scenes too of making arrows by Oliver ...
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From which year do T-101 and T-1000 come from?

In the movie Terminator 2, is there any mention of which year the two machines T-101 and T-1000 come from? The first movie specifies 2029. Does this movie specify a year?
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How did the booby trap work in Full Metal Jacket?

When Crazy Earl lifts a bunny-shaped teddy toy in a ruin in Full Metal Jacket, a booby trap is activated and he dies. But how was that explosion able to kill him? He didn't lose any blood for example. ...
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Where do the T-1000 machines come from in Terminator Genisys

In the movie Terminator Genisys, when Kyle reaches 1984, there is a T-1000 that attacks him. T-1000 has been waiting for John's arrival, this only means that Judgement Day happens for sure, is it? How ...
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Who sends Pops back in time in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, who sends Pops (Arnold) back in time to protect Sarah Connor? Was there any mention of this in the film?
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Why do the samurai make the suicide charge in The Last Samurai?

After repelling the charging regiment at the end of The Last Samurai, the remaining samurai decide to make a head on cavalry charge against Gatling Guns and Howitzers. Why do they make this charge? ...
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What was the official purpose of the fuel pod hauled by Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road?

We learn that it would be the price for the War Rig's safe pasage through the biker territory, as negotiated previously by Furiosa. However, the deal coundn't obviously be a part of Immortan Joe's ...
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How did Cypher jack into The Matrix without an operator?

In The Matrix films, when someone wants to connect into the Matrix, it requires three things: To find somewhere to link in the real work (they can't just connect from anywhere, they must find ...
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Why does Dr Mann act so stupidly?

When Cooper and Tars figure what Dr Mann is up to in Interstellar, he tries to escape with a shuttle and manually docks the Endurance but he doesn't manage to get a secure lock. As a highly-trained ...
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Batman vs the truck driver, please explain

Batman wasn't supposed to kill anyone but during the climactic scene of The Dark Knight Rises, he shoots the truck carrying the bomb with The Bat in an attempt to reroute the truck and the driver is ...
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Who was Dignam working for?

At the end of The Departed, Dignam kills Sullivan after finding out that he was the rat all along and responsible for Billy Costigan's death. Did Dignam do this on his own accord? Or was he part of ...
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Actual purpose of Neo

I recently watched Matrix trilogy, yet again (probably 25th time!). This time I made some new conclusions, and I am confused regarding this one. In first part, i.e., The Matrix. Morpheus tells Neo ...
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Magnolia Frog Rain

What does the frog rain in Magnolia (1999) mean? I got answers leading to Bible exodus 8:2 which is: "But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your whole territory with frogs." I know ...
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What happened to the Future Flash?

In series The Flash, The Flash from the future did travel back in time to stop The Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash stuck in past and killed and ...
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Why did Gazelle not die when Merlin detonates the security chips?

I was wondering why Gazelle (assistant of Valentine) in Kingsman: The Secret Service didn't die or her head didn't pop out when Merlin detonates the security chips whereas it was shown in some part of ...
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How does Walt deduce that he was the prime target of the Cousins?

On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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Why didn't Cinderella's slippers disappear?

I hope you all know the Cinderella's story so I am going to begin from the part where Her Fairy Godmother magically appeared and immediately began to transform Cinderella from house servant to the ...
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When was the guests' evacuation in Jurassic World?

After the attack of the flying reptiles in Jurassic World, the guests seem to dissapear from the park (as do the flying reptiles). They mention a cruiseship (or ships) will pick them up at first dawn. ...
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Why are spikes used in the movie Troy?

I recently happened to watch the movie Troy and I noticed something peculiar. When the Trojans learnt of the Greek army sailing to Troy, they set about preparing for a battle. And one of the first ...
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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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Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" ...
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Why did Mycroft give Sherlock's information to Jim Moriarity?

Why did Mycroft give Sherlock's information to Jim Moriarity in S02E03? What did he get in exchange?
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Kal-el finding Kara's scoutship and the 18 thousand year gap between them

In Man of Steel we saw Kal-el finding Kara's scout ship. He finds several pods and one of them is Kara's. In the prequel there were ships to be launched in the void (age of expansion) and one of them ...