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What is the origin of mimics in Edge of Tomorrow?

In the wiki for Edge of Tomorrow it's stated that The film takes place in the near future, where an alien race has invaded the Earth and defeated the world's military units. It's only telling ...
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What is the relationship between Betty and Gilbert and how is her husband involved?

In What's Eating Gilbert Grape, What exactly is the relationship between Betty Carver and Gilbert Grape, and how does her husband, Ken Carver, feel about it? It was obvious at the beginning of the ...
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Why did Nancy injure her face?

Right before Nancy goes after Senator Roark in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, she injures her face with a piece of broken mirror. Why does she cut her face like that?
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Why do the other families not retaliate near the end of The Godfather?

I've just came out from below the rock I've been living under, and as such I watched The Godfather. What a masterpiece! The entire movie made complete sense and I found it extremely well scripted. ...
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Story of Vincent in Collateral (2004 film)

I just watched the movie Collateral. I understand about everyone's role in the movie but I don't know what motivates Vincent to kill the 5 people. What is/are the reason(s) behind this? Is there any ...
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What is Red's motivation?

On the TV show The Blacklist (2013), what does Raymond Reddington gain/what is his motivation for helping the FBI capture so many people on his “Blacklist”? and is this linked to why he chose ...
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“It doesn't work on Wood”… Evidence to the contrary?

It has been a long running joke on Dr Who that his screwdriver has no effect on Wood.. However, in the episode Robots of Sherwood the Dr uses his screwdriver on a wooden/straw target with this ...
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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Who was Derek Reese going to kill?

In S02E09 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Complications, Jesse has captured a man she believes to be Charles Fischer (a notorious Skynet collaborator) and is trying to convince Derek to ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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Why did the government not want Frank to fight?

In Bloodsport (1988), when Frank's superiors find out he is going to Hong Kong to fight in the Kumite, they try to stop him. He evades Helmer and Rawlins (the agents who were sent to bring him back ...
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On whose side is the barkeeper?

During the Inglourious Basterds' meeting with Bridget von Hammersmark in the basement bar, the bar's owner and bartender is always around and observing the events and ultimately taking part in the ...
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What is the significance of The Master crossing the river?

In pilot episode of The Strain, Night Zero, Eichhorst is absolutely insistent that Miguel must "cross the river before dawn". Similarly when he arrives at the airport, Setrakian is absolutely ...
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Could someone explain the Kevin Bacon joke in Guardians of the Galaxy?

There was a moment in the movie when Starlord told a joke about Kevin Bacon to convince his partner to dance. My fellow moviegoers laughed heartily but I, being a non-US person, missed the joke ...
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What dragged the Collector's servant towards the Infinity Stone?

During the Guardians of the Galaxy's visit at the Collector's he opens the mysterious orb and reveals the true nature of its content, being one of the Infinity Stones. But then suddenly his servant ...
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Why was Sam “Ace” Rothstein spared by the bosses?

During an after trial meeting, the bosses decide to eliminate anyone involved or with knowledge of the skim in order to keep them from testifying. The car bombing wasn't authorized and Nikky was ...
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How does Ferguson not remember them?

In the film Sleepers (1996), how does Ralph Ferguson not remember Michael, Tommy or John? I mean, if he didn't recognize their faces, which he probably wouldn't because they're adults now, he must at ...
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Do King Benny and Fat Man know the whole story?

In the film Sleepers (1996), do Fat Man and King Benny know the whole story about what happened to the boys (rapes, beatings, etc.)? They seem to know everything, and they're going along with the ...
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Why would a bad defense attorney be better than a good one?

In the film Sleepers (1996), why is Michael so adamant about Danny being the defense lawyer? He says it's because Danny's something of a hack and a drunk, and that they need the situation to seem ...
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Is the lawyer in on the scam?

In the film Sleepers (1996), is Danny Snyder (Dustin Hoffman) "in" on the scam taking place, or does he just assume that King Benny is trying to protect the boys, and that's why Benny has given him a ...
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What happened to Mr. Blue?

In the Incredible Hulk, Banner gets help from a scientist in NY who was experimenting with the Hulk's blood. His name is Dr. Samuel Sterns, but he calls himself Mr. Blue when chatting with Banner. ...
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Why did Veera keep saying “dan…dan…dan…danaka!” and what does it mean?

Veera, the protagonist of the Tamil movie Raavanan, used to repeat a specific phrase throughout the movie, which was one of the few things not translated in the dubbed version I watched. It sounded ...
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What is the fee for opening the door in The Last Car?

In the episode The Last Car from the Tales from the Darkside, what is the fee for opening the door? When the woman tries to open the door she is warned about a fee but it is never mentioned.
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Why did Liber8 attack the police?

I just finished the first episode of Continuum, and I'm already fairly hooked - but I'm confused about the motives of the Liber8 group. If they are, as I understand it, anti-corporation (the ...
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Why wasn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?

In The Godfather, why isn't Fredo at Vito Corleone's funeral?
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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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Is Sunshine dead?

It isn't completely clear from the film "Harold and Maude" whether the actress called "Sunshine", the third computer-selected partner for Harold, really inflicted deadly injuries to herself with the ...
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Why did Church believe Barney owed him?

In The Expendables 2 the team are sent in by Church because of the mess they made in Valena (he'd originally tried to hire the team to kill the General who ran the island). However after Barney and ...
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What was Ahmet locked up for?

The guy "Ahmet" in Midnight Express, who was an Oxford educated character (?), spoke good English and had a degree in philosophy was locked up underground in a Turkish jail, where they meet. Is it ...
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How can Michael use the body of Adam as a vessel when he was cremated in S04E19?

In Supernatural season 04 episode 19 Jump the shark the body of Adam Winchester was cremated by Dean and Sam at the end. But in the final of season 05 Swan song he has been shown coming out of the ...
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Joey wearing pants - is it realistic?

In "El Dorado", Joey McDonald, the daughter of Kevin McDonald, is wearing pants whenever she rides a horse. Was it socially acceptable for a girl to wear pants in the Wild West?
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What exactly happened to Virgil?

In the movie The Best Offer, it is shown at the end that Virgil has been conned and his whole collection has been stolen. He discovers this after coming home from the London auction; in the next scene ...
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Why is Kennedy's father “the architect of Munich”?

In the movie "Thirteen Days", it is referenced multiple times that the father of Kennedy was "the architect of Munich" and might damage the USA in a serious way if Kennedy Jr. does not allow an attack ...
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Rusty Nail's location?

In the film Joy Ride, how do Lewis and Fuller know that Rusty Nail is even in the same area as they are? The guys play their prank on him, ask to him to swing by the motel, but does Rusty ever give ...
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What is the last scene supposed to tell us?

At the end of Out of the Furnace, after Russell lethally shot DeGroat, much to Wesley's dismay, the last shot of the movie shows Russell sitting in his house at the table doing nothing: But I'm not ...
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Why didn't Maleficent grow her wings back?

We saw that Maleficent can turn a bird into human/dragon etc. She is so powerful that she can grow tree wall within seconds. She can curse a girl so strongly that she even can't break her own curse. ...
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Did Bill's bullet cause any brain damage?

After waking up from her four-year coma, caused by a gunshot wound in her head, and apparently with a metal plate in her skull, has the Bride fully regained all her faculties? Or are her mental ...
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What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
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Why didn't Ryuk drop his own death note?

In Death Note, Why did Ryuk use Sidoh's death-note rather than his own for dropping into human world?
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Why is Brian Doyle Murray a coward?

In the Arrested Development episode "Missing Kitty" (S01E16) Tobias, during his in-prison research for the role of "Frightened Inmate #2", is having difficulties with his new roommate White Power ...
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Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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How were the murders committed in the NCIS episode “The Good Samaritan”?

I recently watched this episode (summary can be found here), and the wrap-up seemed to leave a lot unexplained. Some specific questions I have are: *Why did they kill two other men before Seeger? Was ...
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By whom, how and where was the video in The Ring made?

I've read that there are multiple versions (e.g. Japanese) and sequels of The Ring, I'm talking about the US version from 2002. I've not watched other versions. Many answers regarding this movie are ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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Why do they never wear gloves?

Is there any particular reason why The Americans Philip and Elizabeth never wear gloves when they are on a mission? Apparently they know about fingerprints and how they can be used to identify ...
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How come Tighten loses power immediately in the climax scene of MegaMind?

In the movie Megamind, Megamind accidently shot Hal with his serum gun. But it took few hours for Hal to change into Tighten. That's OK. But in the climax scene, when Megamind uses the same gun to ...
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Why does Morpheus believe Neo is the One

Is it ever stated in any of the films or in the animatrix why Morpheus persued and was certain that Neo was the one before even meeting him. He seemed to have made his decision that Neo was the One ...
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Why did Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stop operating?

Four and a half years after the massacre in El Paso, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad does not operate any more. Its members no longer work together. I understand that Bill and his brother had a ...
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Why would Lydia engage in Gus's criminal activities at all?

In Breaking Bad Lydia strikes me as a very risk-averse person. Besides, she is apparently a mother of a little daughter. Since she holds a position in the management of a large multinational ...
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Are the stories connected by more than just marginal references?

The Cloud Atlas presents us with 6 seemingly different storylines across centuries of human history: a personal adventure ultimately ending in a statement against slavery. a personal tragedy about ...