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Why was Elsa an enchantress?

I must have missed it while watching the wonderful film Frozen. Why was Elsa an enchantress? How? Why wasn't her sister too, then?
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Why was William Cage sent to the base?

At the beginning of the movie Edge of Tomorrow, William Cage (Tom Cruise) was sent to the war base prior to going to fight. What caused him to be sent to the war base?
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Would the crew have made it back to Earth anyway?

When Kappa decouples the bomb from Icarus 2 in Sunshine the second shield protecting the living quarters of the ship floats away and the shield starts to break apart. Was this meant to mean that no ...
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What happened to Mike and Carol's former spouses?

In the Brady Bunch (the TV show, not the film series), the title song establishes that the 6 new step-siblings are from Mike and Carol's former marriages (or partnerships). What happened to Mike's ...
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What did Nam see in the greenhouse?

Towards the end of Snowpiercer, when Nam and Curtis are sitting outside Wilford's gate and Curtis is describing to Nam what went on in the tail section during the early days of the train, Nam replies ...
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What is Mycroft implying when he says “Regrettably Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer”?

Is Lady Smallwood actually willing to just let Sherlock go? But mycroft doesn't agree because Sherlock murdered someone therefore must be punished whatsoever?
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Scene where Steve Martin's character dances to music on the radio

Maybe I just don't understand enough about pop culture to get this reference in The Jerk. Basically, Navin (Steve Martin's character), who seemed to have trouble feeling the rhythm of music his family ...
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Who was “The Chairman” and what was “The Plan”?

In the movie "The Adjustment Bureau", it was never revealed who "The Chairman" was. Was The Chairman God? When Norris asked "Are you angel?" Harry said "We have been called that". So this implies ...
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What does the Theodore doll say in Alvin and the Chipmunks?

Near the end of the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, the Theodore doll speaks Spanish (I think), and I still haven't been able to figure out what he says after watching the movie 30 times. I've ...
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Why does Robert Redford pour water on his radio and a cellphone?

I'm at a loss for why Robert Reford poured water on his radio and cellphone in All Is Lost. The movie is on Netflix and the scene in question is at 16:50. Any ideas?
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How was the White Walker aware of the situation?

After episode S6E5 of Game of Thrones I wondered how it was possible that the White Walker saw Bran? In every other memory that Bran has tried to get the people's attention, they do not see him, so ...
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What was the significance of recreating the fire scene with Daenerys?

What was the significance that the same kind of scene which existed in season 1 was recreated back in season 6? Was there any significance of filming it in the same way? Season 1: Season 6:
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Why did this character risk his life in the final fight?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, during the climactic battle scene, Why does he put himself at such an obvious risk, when there were plenty of other ways to use the weapon, or other ...
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How can Korra (and how could Aang) go into the Avatar State?

In the final episode of the 3rd season of Legend of Korra, Zaheer and the Red Lotus forced Korra into the Avatar State. But the Avatar State is the combined abilities/knowledge/power ect. of all the ...
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Did Jessica Jones err by not getting medical help for this character?

In the show Jessica Jones, we see the character Malcolm undertake a withdrawal from his drug addition. What surprised me is that the titular character (Jessica Jones) handcuffed Malcolm to the wall in ...
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Population always increases in The 100 in respect to the Grounders

In the 100 tv series, the population of the grounders always increases in an insane amount which is always confusing why??.. First of all, In the Season 1:in the final episodes, where the Grounders ...
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What is the war in V for Vendetta?

In the movie V for Vendetta, they talk about the war in America spreading to England. What war are they referring to. There also seems to be some mention around the United States not being so United. ...
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Who is actually the sniper?

I recently watched Jack Reacher. I'm little confused about the real killer of the 5 people in the movie. Who did it? Is it Jack?
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Who sent the email to the sat-con girl in The Martian?

I missed seeing who sent the email to the satelite monitoring girl. Who told her to check out the coordinates on the two different days?
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Why wasn't Sid surprised when he pulled a cowboy out of the claw machine?

In Toy Story, Sid Phillips pulls Woody and Buzz out of the claw machine. I am wondering why Sid wouldn't find it suspicious to pull a cowboy out of a machine directed specifically for outer space toys....
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Why does Quaid shoot the soldier that frees him?

In the 2012 version of Total Recall, when Quaid is being strapped into the chair to have his Hauser memories/personality re-implanted one of the soldiers is shown to cut Quaid's wrist restraints with ...
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How was the data transferred across galaxies?

In Interstellar, they have shown that the astronauts Mann, Miller and Edmunds were sending signals to NASA(Earth) through their beacons. Also NASA is able to send videos recorded on earth to Cooper ...
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Event Horizon “disappearance” plot hole

The premise of the movie is that the Event Horizon, a secret prototype "gravity drive" powered faster-than-light spaceship, mysteriously "disappears" on its maiden test flight to Alpha Centauri. But ...
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Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?

Watching The Big Lebowski again, for the nth time, I felt a bit silly. If you haven't seen it... well, let's get past the summary few lines so that we don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't actually ...
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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 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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What is the timeline of incidents taking place in Shutter Island

What is the timeline of the incidents taking place? Teddy cannot be more than 30-35 years old. He is married with two children. In the island he had dreams which contains the incidents happening ...
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Is Bjorn not Ragnar's son?

I am still in the middle of Season 1 of Vikings, so its very well possible that this is a plot point being explained later. Maybe I just missed it. From the start, I always assumed that Bjorn was ...
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Who is the woman on the bicycle who rides up to Uncle Rico?

At the end of Napoleon Dynamite, a woman rides up to Uncle Rico's trailer. I have no idea who this person is. I can only think that she might be Summer's mom, but she doesn't look like her. What is ...
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What were the numbers shouted by the dwarf woman?

A dwarf woman character appeared a few times in The Best Offer, reciting some numbers. During her final appearance, the numbers and their meaning were obvious. During a previous scene, she probably ...
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What is the meaning of pin the KGB-resident gave Nina?

In The Americans S01E12 what sort of pin did the KGB-resident give Nina after she swore the oath? What was it's significance and meaning (rank-insignia? "shield"? medal/order?)? Was it the KGB-...
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Why does Ginger use DEA as her cover in Swordfish?

For a movie about hacking, technology, terrorism and patriotism, why in the world does Ginger use DEA as her cover when talking to Stan? DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency. The movie never once mentions ...
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Why did Dignam wear gloves and hospital moccasins in 'The Departed' while killing Sullivan?

In the final scene of The Departed when Sullivan (played by Matt Damon)returns to his apartment he finds Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) waiting wearing gloves and hospital moccasins and pointing a gun at him. ...
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Why was Christine Brown not taken to hell on the third Day?

In 2009's film Drag Me to Hell by Sam Raimi, as Christine never got success in beating Lamia , why was she not taken to hell on the third day(As per three day curse rule). I know that on third day San ...
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Why didn't Marshall and Lily receive the check?

In the television series, How I Met Your Mother, S08E11, Lily and Marshall go to the storage room of the shop of an old friend. It looks weird to them and freak out. Their friend brings up a check ...
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What did Hannah use to escape?

In the season 7 finale of Dexter, Hannah has Arlene slip her some sort of drug that seems to have a delayed effect of causing serious seizures and lasts long enough only to allow her to the hospital ...
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Is Geeta shown as a Trans-gender in the Tamil Movie “Kanchana”?

In the 2011 released Tamil Movie, Kanchana, the main character i.e., Kanchana is shown to be a Trans-gender but after watching the movie, I am not able to understand whether Geeta is also shown as a ...
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Why does the killer need to conceal their identity?

I remember being impressed by the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge when I first watched it. The plot (in case you don't remember) involves a prominent Editor (Jeff Bridges) accused of killing his wife ...
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How did Medivh get poisoned in Warcraft?

In Warcraft, towards the end of movie we observe the Guardian Medivh changing sides and starting to emit green light instead of blue. I might have missed that part or misunderstood but how exactly did ...
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Where exactly was Trystane Martell in “Red Woman”?

Where exactly was Trystane Martell, the Dornish prince (son of the Prince of Dorne, Doran Martell) in the Season 6 opener, "Red Woman"? Where was his boat at the time? Was it in the city of Sunspear, ...
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Why did touching Carpet not collapse the cave?

In the Disney classic Aladdin (1992), Aladdin is warned not to touch anything except the lamp. But Both he and Apu touch the magic carpet, Carpet. Why was Carpet excluded from that rule?
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How did the walkers enter the prison later?

My understanding is that by episode S03E02 "Sick" of The Walking Dead, Rick and his team had cleaned out the whole prison and hardly one walker was alive in the vicinity. The prison was locked on the ...
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Why don't wizards teleport more?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George Weasley acquire the ability and the rights to teleport. We can watch them teleport easily inside the Order's headquarters, which leads me ...
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About the role of Kate Macer in Sicario

I've watched Sicario a few days ago and I've quite enjoyed it, especially the way in which the plot is gradually and simultaneously revealed to the audience and to the female protagonist, Kate Macer (...
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How did Linus know the answer to Benedict's question?

In Ocean's Eleven there's the following conversation between Linus and Benedict: Benedict: You new at the commission? Linus: Been there about two years. Benedict: I know Hal Lindley over ...
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How did Rick survive while in coma?

In the very beginning of the Walking Dead series if I recall correctly, Rick has been in coma for over a month, yet he managed to survive. We don't know exactly when the hospital got over-run but ...
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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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What's the problem with the temperature getting to 88 degrees?

In the Black Books episode "Fever", the characters are complaining that the temperature might get all the way up to 88 degrees. They're in the UK, so I'd assume they mean 88 C, but that's ...
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Inside Out: what is “non-objective fragmentation”?

In Inside Out animated film, in a scene where two personifications of emotions (Joy and Sadness) walk into the area of Abstract Thought, they undergo a dangerous process which consists of four phases: ...
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Rachel-Ross “Europe Story” Doubt

Friends : The One With the Videotape (Season 08 Episode 04) Ross and Rachel were fighting over who came on to whom when they had sex. Later it was proved that Rachel came on to him. But my doubt is ...