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Why did Xavier not contact the US and Russian military telepathically?

I saw X-Men: First Class a long time ago. I have been getting a doubt about the climax. We are all very familiar with the power and abilities of Professor Charles Francis Xavier. Let's check what ...
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Why did Robert Fischer really accept the inception?

In Inception when every one wakes up in the airplane, Saito finally makes the call so I can understand he knows Cobb successfully planted the idea in Robert's mind. But I don't understand why Robert ...
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Isn't it wrong for the commentator to say that?

Warrior starring Tom Hardy is a brilliant movie. If you go over just the fight scenes, you will see both the fights between Tommy (Tom Hardy's character) and Mad Dog Grimes and all his fights in the ...
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Why do criminals always leave the front door ajar so cops can easily detect something is wrong?

Why does it seem like in every cop based TV drama (CSI, Law and Order, etc.) that whenever something bad has happened that the front door is always left open or slightly ajar? Do criminals not ...
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German way of gesturing 3 in Inglourious Basterds?

How true is that., when i googled I don't find much info about that. Is that made up for film or do Germans gesture like that.
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How did Smiley know he could trust a certain person?

This question can be based on either the 2011 film of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Gary Oldman, or the 1979 BBC series with Alec Guinness. How did Smiley know he could trust Toby Esterhase? ...
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The Bletchley Circle, Blood on Their Hands, Part 2: explain ending

At the end of 'Blood on Their Hands, Part 2', in the second season of The Bletchley Circle, I'm confused as to why Susan's explanation was not obvious previously.
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Why did Bilbo want the ring back from Frodo?

I watched Lord of the Rings, and I saw a change in Bilbo when he had to give up the ring. He became mad and didn't want to part with it. When Bilbo was giving gifts to Frodo he gave him a shirt and ...
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Shouldn't Ben have left the rented room in Berkeley after Elaine screamed in it and the landlord found out?

After Elaine screams in Ben's room in Berkeley and the landlord asks him to leave. There and then, while Elaine was still present, Ben starts to pack his things in order to leave. He shows no ...
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Why did Maximus not return to his army camp when he escapes being murdered?

When Maximus is first taken out to be killed up in Germany somewhere at the beginning of Gladiator and they ride out until dawn and are to slay him, he goes all amazing and escapes. Now at this point ...
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Where are we to infer that the bug was planted in The Conversation?

In The Conversation (1974), Gene Hackman plays a rather eccentric security expert, Harry Caul, who is tasked with spying on a couple walking in Union Square in San Francisco. He is mildly obsessed ...
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The powers of spidey in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there's this one scene in particular where Max Dillon leaves the hospital and goes into a crowded area in search of electricity, at the same time Peter Parker is with Gwen ...
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How could Harold Finch keep his fortune while faking his own death?

When his partner Nathan Ingram is killed with a bomb, Harold Finch decides to fake his own dead to protect him (and his fiancée). Despite he is presumed dead as well, he still owns a fortune and ...
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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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Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
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How did Jessica find out that Brody slept with Carrie?

I am watching Homeland season 2 (Episode 8 by now). Throughout the series, Jessica numerously indicates that Brody is sleeping with the CIA girl but I can't recall how did she find that Brody is ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...
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Did Claes Greve know Roger Brown was an art thief?

In the magnificent Norwegian thriller Headhunters, Roger Brown is a management headhunter who moonlights as an art thief to pay for his expensive support for his beautiful wife who he is afraid of ...
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Is God really a Red Sox fan?

In "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" (S3E3) Peter takes the whole family to a Baseball game where the Boston Red Sox play against the Yankees. Chris made a sign to cheer them on which reads John 3:16. ...
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What exactly was the pirates' plan?

In Captain Philips the four man team boards the ship. I'm struggling to understand how they originally intended to make their money. They couldn't hope to carry the cargo off in their little skiff ...
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At what point does Sherlock come to know the truth about Dr. Watson's wife?

In 3rd season of Sherlock we come to know that there is a dark mystery associated with the past of Dr Watson's wife. How did Sherlock deduce that she was/is a CIA agent?
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Why the prevalence of Latin forenames in the Capitol?

When watching The Hunger Games as well as its sequel Catching Fire, it occured to me that the members of the Capitol often bear Latin forenames, like Seneca, Ceasar, Claudius, Plutarch, Octavia, ...
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What does the antagonist hope to achieve by killing a priest?

In Calvary (which, on reflection after two viewings is less of a black comedy and more of a philosophical essay) the opening scene sets up the antagonist's intent to kill a good priest. He explains ...
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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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Who is the boy from Katniss' hallucination?

At the beginning of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when Katniss is hunting with Gale, she tries to shoot some birds. When shooting she suddenly imagines a boy getting hit by the arrow, much to her ...
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How is Beth being a cop a surprise?

SPOILERS (if you haven't seen S01E01 of Orphan Black) Sarah has to be literally dragged into a police station before realizing she is impersonating a police detective. I realize that since Beth had ...
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Why does President Snow want Katniss to keep on acting the love affair?

I admit that I'm not completely acquainted with all the subtleties of President Snow's and the revolution's views and usage of Katniss Everdeen for their goals in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What ...
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What envelope does Heavensbee replace?

On the DVD of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire there is a deleted scene which shows Plutarch Heavensbee exchange envelopes in some secured vault. He burns the one in the vault and replaces it with one ...
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What is 'The Thing' the President talks about?

I some days ago saw this film White House Down and the president does "The thing" twice (during starting and ending of the film). What is "The Thing"? I actually missed the last scene before which ...
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How does William know what song to play?

When Holly goes to Ireland in P.S. I Love You she meets William in the bar who's playing "The Galway Girl", this is the same song that Gerry had played for her. She assumes that this is all part of ...
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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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Does Jack Welker's hairstyle convey any meaning?

Jack Welker's hairstyle is different from his gang members', and probably different from anyone else's in Breaking Bad serial. Does his hairstyle have any specific meaning, like his status as a gang ...
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Why is killing Slade Wilson so hard for Oliver?

I have been wondering, why can't Oliver kill Slade Wilson (aka. Deathstroke) and be done with it? I know the producers don't want that, but what has Slade got against Oliver Queen that he cannot kill ...
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Who is blowing the horn?

Whenever the white walkers come in Game of Thrones, they said that they blow horns. They blow once for fellow rangers, twice for wildlings/foes and three times for "the others" but I don't get it, ...
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Did Kili try to steal something from Tauriel?

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when the dwarfs were imprisoned by elves, Kili talks about the talisman (which was given to him by his mother) to Tauriel. During the conversation, the talisman ...
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Is there any hint as to why Jerry needs the money?

The plot of the Coen brothers brilliant black comedy Fargo revolves around Jerry Lundegaard's desperate need for some large sum of money. Is there any hint at all as to why he needs it or how he ...
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Who kills the priest's dog?

In John Michael McDonagh's wonderful philosophical black comedy Calvary, a good priest receives a death threat during a confessional giving him a week to sort out his affairs. During the course of ...
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Is there significance behind the visions in Enemy?

There are a lot of weird visions about spiders in Enemy (2013) and I was wondering if that signified something about the character?
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How does the Doctor go to Gallifrey in “Day of the Doctor”?

It has been said earlier that TARDIS cannot travel to another universe, but the Doctor travels to the TARDIS proff area by taking his TARDIS to the painting which is actually a pocket universe where ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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Why was Harry's condition so different from his father's?

In the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Harry learns about his genetic illness when his father is dying. A few scenes later he's clearly struggling and later in the film he's very ill. However his father is ...
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Why did they say the pageant was their first live show?

Multiple times throughout the movie Hairspray, they make numerous references to the Corny Collins show being broadcast live. So why, on the day of the Ms. Teenage Hairspray pageant, do they say it's ...
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How did Matt Damon's partner know he went to meet Leonardo DiCaprio?

In the end of The Departed, Matt Damon's partner comes to his rescue, shooting Leonardo DiCaprio's character along with the friend whom Leo had asked to come to Damon's arrest as protection. My ...
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Would the post office really deliver Santa Claus's mail to some guy claiming to be him?

A key scene in "Miracle on 34th Street" involves the US Post Office delivering -- to a man in a courtroom for a hearing regarding his sanity, who claims to be Santa Claus -- hundreds of kids' letters ...
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What is in the protein bars in the Snowpiercer?

Yesterday I watched Snowpiercer and somehow I was a bit curious as to what was in the protein bars they made. It looked like insects.
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Why was Ser Ilyn Pane there to execute all women?

In the Game of Thrones season 2 episode 9, Battle of the Blackwater, Ser Ilyn Pane was in the women's room acting as a bodyguard. Though the Queen claims Ser Ilyn was present to protect them and to ...
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Why would Jesse and his junkie friends wear knitted caps?

In Breaking Bad Jesse and his junkie friends always wear knitted caps, even when it is really warm and nobody else wears anything like that. Also when Jesse returns from the rehab, he no longer wears ...
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Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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Why doesn't Alan Shore contest for partnership?

In Boston Legal Alan Shore is an excellent attorney who brings in loads of cash, has sued and won against the tobacco industry and various government branches. He has been to the Supreme Court and won ...
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What was Ben's major in The Graduate?

Mrs. Robinson's major was art, but what did Benjamin Bradock major in?