Seeking to understand a movie-plot better or to clear confusion about certain aspects.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

0
votes
1answer
49 views

Mike's father in My Own Private Idaho?

In My Own Private Idaho, it is understandable that Mike's brother is also his father. But I always thought: how is that possible? Did I misunderstand something? Can anybody explain it to me?
9
votes
1answer
198 views

Why didn't NASA contact Cooper?

If Dr. Brand knew Cooper, and knew him well enough to know that he was capable of flying the mission, why didn't he just contact him? It seems like they were pouring a ton of resources into the ...
8
votes
2answers
252 views

Was Elrond Elros' brother?

In LOTR we hear a tale of two brothers, Elros and Elrond, who are given the choice of long life or eternal life. Elros chooses long life and from him descended the Numenourians. And Elrond chose ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Why didn't Noah go to Allie's school or home when she didn't reply

When it became apparent that Allie was not returning any of his letters, why didn't Noah go to her home or her school to confront her. He knew the name of the school she was attending and her new home ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Who is the man passing Sergeant James?

In the movie Hurt Locker (2008) (IMDb), near the beginning of the film, Sergeant First Class William James (Jeremy Renner) is in the EOD Suit during his first mission with his new unit, discovers that ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

How does buying goods from outside prison work?

In Shawshank Redemption Andy buys several things from Red, when his cell was inspected the warden found some of the things but didn't care much. I get the basics on how this works: Red bribed some of ...
1
vote
1answer
106 views

Last scene of taxi driver

In the last scene of Taxi Driver, we see Travis (Robert de Niro) doing a strange and rapid movement with his eyes: what does it mean? I can't find a clip, sorry. EDIT I am referring to the last ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
3
votes
1answer
155 views

Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Need help understanding “Finding Forrester”

My understanding that Professor Crawford, Jamal Wallace's English teacher, was bitter about losing the Pulitzer Prize to William Forrester, Jamal's friend. But I'm confused as to how he made the ...
10
votes
2answers
1k views

In the Sopranos, what is the meaning of Chris Moltisanti staring at an anonymous young family in the street?

In the Sopranos episode S05E12 titled "Long Term Parking" (at about 42 minutes), Christopher Moltisanti is apparently thinking to betray his comrades and enter the Witness Protection Program, ...
0
votes
2answers
236 views

Why did cooper chase the drone across the field when food is so scarce?

When food is already so scarce on earth in Interstellar, why did Cooper crush the crops while chasing that drone? Was the drone really that valuable?
4
votes
1answer
213 views

What makes Hulk differentiate the enemy from the allies during the last fight in “The Avengers”?

In the movie The Avengers how does HULK differentiate between the enemy and the allies? Previously when he turns into the beast aboard the avengers space craft, Hulk fights with Thor which means that ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

Why does the doctor help Sylvester Stallone at last?

In the movie Escape Plan, why does the doctor, who comes into jail for the treatment of the prisoners, help the hero i.e. Sylvester Stallone and brings a chopper in the end. What is the reason behind ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

What would happen if Cage tried to confront the first (or second) Alpha again?

In Edge of Tomorrow we learn from Cage's and Rita's experience, that when covered in the Alpha's blood, one can inherit the aliens' ability to reset the day. The sub-question is - when this occurs, ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Why is lady scientist killed in movie “Automata”

In the movie Automata why is the lady scientist killed by those children on her door? What's the reason? How did anyone come to know what she was doing? If they came to know also why they killed her?
1
vote
0answers
25 views

The Bodyguard hotel kitchen scene

In The Bodyguard, why does Costner go into the kitchen of the Miami hotel? Why is he so agitated when he sees a stack of boxes, looking for a Louis Gomez, and beats up the Cuban on a smoke break?
3
votes
1answer
158 views

Why did NASA not investigate Cooper's house?

In the beginning of Interstellar, the mysterious behavior of gravity is attributed to Cooper's discovery of the secret NASA base that leads him to becoming the lead astronaut. When they first find ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

How does the button mechanism work?

It was shown that the mechanism in The Box is empty, therefore does how the button mechanism exactly work? Does it mean it's fake?
11
votes
1answer
2k views

What did Jon Arryn mean?

So in Game Of Thrones Grand Maester Pycelle says to Eddard that Jon Arryn was rambling a lot before he died but he kept repeating "The seed is strong." Now I have seen all four seasons all the way ...
4
votes
0answers
93 views

Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table and ...
5
votes
3answers
217 views

How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How did the journalist know this in The Missing?

I have a question regarding the BBC series The Missing. I missed the point of how the journalist Malik Suri got to know that Tony had killed Ian Garrett's character.
2
votes
1answer
173 views

What if the coordinates of NASA were not sent?

I haven't seen this answered yet so here goes...In Interstellar, what if Cooper never sent the coordinates to himself? When he's in the tesseract, he surely remembers receiving the coordinates of ...
4
votes
2answers
96 views

Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
2
votes
1answer
102 views

How does Cole get from the First World War to 1996?

In Twelve Monkeys, Cole is repeatedly sent back in time, and after some period disappears and returns to the future. Most times we see him back in the "interrogation room" strapped into that chair. ...
4
votes
1answer
96 views

Wouldn’t Underwood’s plan for Sharp in season 3 of House of Cards be obvious?

In episode 11 of season 3 of House of Cards, would it not have been obvious that Sharp was “in concert” with Underwood if she had announced her support for him, as planned, rather than for Dunbar, ...
8
votes
1answer
800 views

What gave Caincross away in the Imitation Game?

In the Imitation Game (2014), Alan Turing finds out that his associate John Caincross is a Soviet spy after reading a passage bookmarked in the Bible. I know it was explained earlier, but what was it ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Handcuffs found by Yuri

In the second episode of Fortitude we see Yuri entering the empty police station in order to return the rifle that the sheriff lent him. While searching through the place he finds a pair of handcuffs ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Who is the narrator in the movie Book Thief?

I have just saw the movie and I have some doubts about the narrator's identity. In the first part of the movie it made me suspect that he is Liesel's brother (I think there was a line were he ...
-2
votes
1answer
72 views

Did Wolfe kill Triphammer? [closed]

Did Triphammer die in the fight with Wolfe on episode 5 of Powers (2015)? I really like him and it would be a shame for him to die like this, he's such a kind soul.
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Virginity timeline (Inbetweeners)

When do the 4 boys in the UK's Inbetweeners lose their virginity? I have watched the show (but not the films but I don't mind spoilers) but there are just too many jokes about sex / virginity that I, ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

When did Sullivan exactly realize who the undercover guy (DiCaprio) was?

When does he find out in the movie? Is it when he says on the phone: "So it is you. Thank God you're all right. We were very worried." And how exactly does he know it's Costigan? Sorry, I've watched ...
3
votes
0answers
84 views

Ultimate fate of Captain Hook in 1991's Hook movie?

In the 1991 movie Hook (starring Robin Williams), what was the ultimate fate of Captain Hook? I know he was swallowed by the stuffed crocodile, but still, this was just a stuffed crocodile. It didn't ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Who really owns the pocket watch, Richard or Elise?

Who really owns the pocket watch in the movie Somewhere in Time? In the beginning of the movie the old Elise (Jane Seymour) gives the pocket watch to Richard (Christopher Reeve) asking him to come ...
1
vote
1answer
122 views

What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
6
votes
1answer
55 views

Why did Leonard wear Jimmy's cloths?

In the beginning of the story (means end of Memento) Leonard wore Jimmy's cloths and there was a paper in Jimmy's cloths this was how Leonard met Natalie. Why did Leonard do that?
6
votes
2answers
362 views

Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What's so great about House Tully?

In Game of Thrones episode 7 of season 1, Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) describes Catelyn Stark (originally of House Tully) as having "impeccable bloodlines". In addition to this it is constantly ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

What is the significance of purple in the dream world of Sally

In the dream state of Sally in the Being human (US) season 2, when she was controlled by her Reaper self, why everything was purple. From building to interior and even her wardrobe is full of purple ...
5
votes
1answer
611 views

Significance of the red elbow in American Sniper

There is a scene in American Sniper where an Iraqi bends down to pick something off the floor and in doing so his elbow was exposed. It was a bright red colour as if it had been burned. From this, ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How did they realize the truth about Josh?

Beware of major spoilers. In Insidious Chapter 2, when the Grandmother and the three "Ghost Hunters" follow the lead from the past to find out what happened to Josh, they go to the old hospital and ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Jason Bourne as Gilberto di Piento and passports

I just don't understand why Noah Vosen's whole team didn't pick Jason's "di Piento's" passport when he arrived in New York as they should have known all Jason's identities but Landy's colleague picked ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

What is the significance of the game “Monument Valley” to House of Cards plot

I don't understand how the game "Monument Valley" played a role in Frank's plan putting a "philosophy" behind his AmWorks program. When he started typing on the keyboard and showing the screen to his ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian who was told by a woman to drink a cup of coffee before she could start a game that determines his fate somehow. Some ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

How did Richard Parker manage to get the goat inside the cage?

In Life of Pi, we see Pi's father put a live goat at the gate of Richard Parker's cage. In one shot, the goat is tied standing outside the confinement that holds Richard Parker. We see the tiger ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

Did Aegon have an army?

When Aegon the conqueror crossed the narrow seas in Game of Thrones did he come with any sort of army or was it just his family and his dragons?
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Why Bishop started burning in sunlight?

In Being Human US S01E12, when Bishop attacks Aiden, Bishop got hurt by sunlight and starts burning. But in the whole 1st season it never occurred, vampires walk around freely in sunlight but why it ...
0
votes
1answer
357 views

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Madge Hardcastle's decision

-- SPOILERS AHEAD -- I just saw and loved "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man ...