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What were Garrett and Coulson drawing?

In the season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D we saw Garrett was drawing something like a universe or multiverse like thing. Later Coulson saw that and inspired to draw again in wall. So what was ...
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Why did they rob the French bank?

I see why Tressler and Elkhorn were robbed and why Thaddeus was framed, but I don't get why a French bank was robbed. The only hint I got from the movie was "they delivered the note" and that makes no ...
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Understanding the beginning of Halloween

At the beginning of Halloween, why did Michael go upstairs and kill Judith?
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What's the job of Jordan Belfort's father?

I thought at the beginning, Jordan says he came from a family of both his parents being accountants, however later it appears that Jordan's Father is an ex-Cop and a PI?
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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Who slashed Matt Reynold's throat in LA Confidential?

In LA confidential, Sid Hudgens and Jack Vincennes set up this one kid, Matt Reynolds, to have sex with the district attorney so they can take pictures of the two of them. However, when Jack has a ...
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White horse in season 2 of Zorro (1957)

In season 1 of Zorro (1957), Zorro's horse, Tornado was black, but in the first half of season 2 it was white, and the second half the season it was black. Was this oversight, or two different horses? ...
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Were the events in “Passion” really happening or a dream?

I have just seen the film Passion (2012), and seriously, I don't get any of it. Wikipedia does not have a detailed storyline of the movie and other sites just have a review. I would like to know what ...
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Why does the Inn Keeper feel wronged?

In Les Misérables the Inn keeper follows Valjean after he takes Cosette. He's paid VERY well for her. He never really liked her anyway. Why is he so determined to track and (I'm not even sure what, ...
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Why was Dawson not called to testify?

Why was Dawson not called to testify that he was ordered to operate Code Red?
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Why did Bruno's parents assume he was killed so quickly?

In the movie Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young protagonist Bruno befriends a Jewish prisoner, Shmuel, at a concentration camp near his home. At the end of the movie, Bruno sneaks away from ...
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How did the glove save Tony Stark?

After Tony Stark was caught in debris under the sea, Jarvis detaches the glove from the suit and takes the hand of Tony (by controlling the glove), pulling him out of his death trap. How this is ...
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In the episode “Hide,” why does the TARDIS mimic Clara?

Presumably, soon after the events of the "The Doctor's Wife," the TARDIS gained a holographic interface. We've seen ("Let's Kill Hitler") that it can change its appearance. Why does the TARDIS ...
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Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of Pokemon: The Movie

I was reading the IMDB page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story. ". I know the Japanese version casts ...
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How could Harry and his friends survive the fall without the charm?

We have seen several instances where Harry - or in special cases, his friends - survive several falls by using the "Arrestro Momentum" spell like in Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows 2. But in ...
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What was the actual aim of the Satan?

I watched the movie The Devils Advocate tonight but could not understand why did the satan(played by Al Pacino) choose Kevin(played by Keanu Reeves) to make him a conscientious person. A satan does ...
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Was the last play in The Longest Yard(2005) completely fair?

After the trick-play (Fumblerooski) to level scores against the guards, the Mean Machine go for the two-point conversion. Here, they start talking among themselves and Crewe with Scarborough to ...
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How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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Explanation on the condition of Wolverine

Does Wolverine forget everything in X-Men: Apocalypse while being experimented on as Weapon X? I mean I didn't hear properly when Jean said something about his Amnesia and memories and did something. ...
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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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Why does Matt Damon cut a hole in the roof of the rover?

In the movie The Martian (2015), Matt Damon is asked to cut a hole in the roof of his rover and cover it with a tarp. I couldn't see any reason why this was done, except possibly to allow it to fill ...
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Why didn't McMurphy escape?

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, McMurphy and Chief planned to escape to Canada, and near the end of the movie, they trapped Turkle and made him drink in order to escape in the night. But, in the ...
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What was Eddie's long-term goal in Limitless?

In Limitless (the 2011 movie, not the TV show), Eddie Mora starts to take NZT and comes to some sort of epiphany where he formulates a long term plan. However, it's not clear to me what that plan ...
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Who attacked Dr Jacoby and why?

At the end of Season 1 of Twin Peaks, there are a lot of things happening. One of them is that Donna, James, and Maddy lure Dr Jacoby to the park making him think Maddy is Laura. As he is sneaking to ...
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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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Why didn't young Barry disappear?

In The Flash S01E15 episode "Fallout" we saw Barry see himself while running. At the end of the episode we saw that Barry accidentally makes a time jump and goes back in time. It becomes clear that it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where did the money for the Others come from?

In Lost, the Others are doing a lot of things which are highly expensive: Fake passports, the running cost of the submarine and communication. Some of them might get salaries (e.g., Tom is seen in ...
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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 ...
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What was the point of eating and drinking?

In Oculus (2013), Kaylie sets up a few alarms for her and her brother to perform various tasks. One of them is to eat and another is to hydrate (drink water). They were ~60 minute alarms. I didn't ...
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Does Resurrection have a clear end? [closed]

I don't want to start watching the series "Resurrection" if it has no clear plot direction or conclusion. I've been burned by the likes of "Lost" and I don't want to go through that again. Is ...
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Was the FBI agent's book about the kidnapper?

In Prisoners, Bob Taylor is said to be obsessed with a book titled Finding the Invisible Man written by an FBI agent about "a theoretical suspect that he believed was responsible for a bunch of child ...
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Why didn't the German officer kill Szpilman?

In the movie The Pianist, just before the end of the movie Szpilman was caught by the German officer at the house when he was trying to open a can. And then he asked Szpilman to play piano. Why did ...
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What crime is Alice Morgan charged with?

In series 2 of Luther Alice Morgan is in a mental hospital after the events of the last episode of series 1. How come she is not in prison and has she also admitted the murder of her parents?
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Mad Men Season Two, Draper pays Elevator Attendant to shut off service

In season Two, Don pays the elevator attendant to deny access to the elevator when Sterling and Draper show up later. Why would Draper do that considering that both Draper and Sterling would have to ...
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Why is Leslie's mom cool with Parker?

When Parker shows up at Leslie's house all bloody after his fight with the hit man, why is Leslie's mom cool with him being there? Do they know each other? What am I missing?
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What is the meaning of skating scenes in The Lake House?

In "The Lake House", while Kate is waiting in the restaurant, that scene is interspersed with some skating. What does all this switching back and forth between Kate waiting in the restaurant and ...
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What is the Traitor's Motive?

In the movie Air Force One the terrorists use the help of a traitor from inside the crew/staff. But what was his motivation for helping the terrorists? This is really a key development in the movie. ...
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The movie Prometheus and Alien android designs:

Why are the androids in ALIENS and ALIEN³ designed after the original Weyland from AVP, but not in any of the other movies?
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Why did 'Milan' Actually Show up in end of movie Kahaani[2012]?

In the recently released Bollywood movie Kahaani, at the ending, why did "Milan" actually show up? Why did he want to Kill Vidhya Balan? How was he seriously affected by the things done by her? Why ...
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What happened to Brenda?

In the TV series Rules of Engagement, Brenda (Sara Rue) was going have Audrey and Jeff's baby. Now her character seems to be gone from the plot. Did they just drop the plot point and move on without ...
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Ending of The Innkeepers

In The Innkeepers (2011), Leanne Rease-Jones tried to warn Claire, and she seemed to know something crucial, but she never told the truth about what was going on. I am confused about the ending of ...
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In Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Did Pee-Wee Use the Boomerang Bow-Tie?

Near the beginning of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee buys a loud horn for his bike from Chuck's Bike-O-Rama and three items from Mario's Joke Shop: 1. Trick Gum; 2. Headlight Glasses; and 3. A red ...
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Why does Mr. Hinx go to Mr. White's house even when Spectre already knew he is dead?

In Spectre, Mr. Hinx goes to Mr. White's house to terminate him. However, Bond approaches him before he did, and Mr. White shot himself. There was a camera inside the house, which is used by Spectre ...
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Why did Deborah not let Noodles back in

In Once Upon a Time in America why did Deborah not let Noodles back in after he and Max were beaten up by Bugsy and his gang of thugs?
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How does Batman know that Clark is Superman?

Okay, so I may have missed this but I can't think of the scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where this happened. I know when both Clark and Bruce were in Lex's house for an event, Clark ...
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Did people die because of Doug wanting to climb to the top?

I was watching Everest (2015) and I can't help but wonder if Rob and many others died because of Doug's adamance to reach the top. If Rob hadn't agreed with Doug, they would've been heading down. ...