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The Khan's impression of Marco's description of his desert

During the TV-show Marco Polo, when the Khan asks for the Polo's description of his desert, they gave a bland and stunted account, describing it as a "sea of death" and finding not a bird in sight. It ...
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How did the media know the name of the robot?

I watched Chappie yesterday and had the following question: TV News showed a footage of Chappie aiding criminals. Then they urged viewers to call authorities in case they see Chappie in their ...
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Why does Reid scribble into his notebook `Extreme Aggressor`

We all know that Reid has an eidetic memory. Nevertheless in the very first episode Extreme Aggressor he keeps scribbling into his notebook. Why does he need to take notes even if he will not forget ...
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What does Billy show Marty that makes him leave?

Towards the final scene of Seven Psychopaths, Billy is holding Bonny with the flare gun to its head. Marty initially refuses to go away. When he approaches Billy, he shows Marty something which causes ...
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Who was Nina Myers working for?

In season 3, Nina Myers is working to acquire the same virus which Jack is trying to acquire. She's working to acquire it for someone else. Is it ever revealed who she was working for?
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Was “Democratic Republic of China” a mistake, or deliberate?

In the episode "The First Lesson" of "Mind Your Language", Chung Su-Lee says that she's from the "Democratic Republic of China". However, in real life, China is called the People's Republic of China. ...
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Why did Gashade cut open the flour sack in “The Shooting”?

In the opening sequence of the movie "The Shooting", the character Gashade cuts open a flour sack on the mule as seen below. This leaves a trail of flour that somebody, assumed to be "The Woman", ...
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Why didn't detective Boney question Amy's neighbor for details?

In Gone Girl, Amy's neighbor Noelle Hawthorne comes to detective Boney and tells her that she was a friend of Amy. Next we see that while her investigation is going on, Noelle comes to Amy & ...
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How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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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 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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The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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Why did Samara contact Aiden?

In The Ring Aiden's teacher said that the week before his cousin died he had been drawing various pictures about her death. This, along with several other incidents, imply that Samara was ...
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Fred's parents? Candy? Magic?

In the movie Hop how aware are Fred's parents of any of the "magical forces" within the film. They treat him like a slacker throughout the entire movie. Then at the end, his dad thinks he's gone ...
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What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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Why did Solomon's soul belong to the Devil?

At the beginning of Solomon Kane (2009), Solomon battles the Devil's reaper who claims the Devil wants to collect his soul because the deal is over. Solomon denies any deal and says he can't have it. ...
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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 didn't the bomb detonate earlier?

During the beginning of the 2014 version of Robocop Alex Murphy is severly injured by a car bomb when he is forced to check his car at home after the car's alarm system activates at night. But this ...
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Why did Traven change his mind about speaking to the Benedicts?

In Twins (1988), first Professor Mitchell Traven denies knowing anything about them, then changes his mind after they break through the door. Why didn't he have them taken away by the security guards ...
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When did Carroll get out of the transport?

In the episode "Let Me Go" (S01E07) of The Following, Joe Carroll escapes from prison but Ryan Hardy seemingly witnessed him being strapped into the transport. Later, Hardy realizes that there was ...
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Why was there no extraction plan in S01E07, “The Hub”?

In S01E07 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two members of Coulson's team are tasked by the Hub to go into enemy territory to disable a weapon of some kind. One of the threads of the plot uncovers ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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Who saved the open net goal against the matchup with the warriors?

In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the mighty ducks face off with the Edan Hall Warriors varsity team. The winner of this game gets to stay and the losers leave. As the final game is being played, the ducks are ...
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What does this scene in Only God Forgives signify?

Why did Julian put his hands in his mother's stomach in "Only God Forgives"? What does this scene mean?
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Where did the jewelry go?

In the movie "Robot and Frank," Frank steals valuable jewelry with the help of a household robot. He hides the loot well enough that the police can not find it and he escapes punishment. At the end of ...
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How did Tracy win the gun battle with her android duplicate?

Near the end of the 1976 film Futureworld Tracy Ballard, the female reporter, is in a stand-off with her android double, each holding a gun. The android was made as an exact duplicate, and they ...
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Sense and purpose of anti-demon possesion symbol?

In the television series, Supernatural, throughout the series it is shown that Sam and Dean have a symbol at their chest to protect themselves from possession by deamons. But in S08E02, it is shown ...
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Why did Beowulf bring the prized gift to the cave?

The golden drinking horn proved useful in the cave, but it did not look like Beowulf (from the 2007 movie) knew it would. Why did he bring it, especially since his sole purpose to visit that cave was ...
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Moonrise Kingdom: What is the significance of Benjamin Britten's “The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra”?

In the beginning of Moonrise Kingdom the children are listening to Benjamin Britten's "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". Basically the structure of this musical piece is: All musical ...
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Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Where was the money transferred to in The Night Manager?

In The Night Manager, episode 6: So, where (or to whom) did he transfer the money?
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Why doesn't Redridge kill Eli at the end of the first shootout?

In The Book of Eli, after Eli (Denzel Washington) has shot most of Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) henchmen and Redridge (Ray Stevenson) has already missed killing him twice, Eli and Redridge are facing ...
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What's in it for Tamaki?

In Ouran High School Host Club, Tamaki decides to make Haruhi a host in place of paying off her 8 million yen debt. If she had continued on as an errand boy, the debt would have been paid off ...
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Why can John Murphy see A.L.I.E.?

In the TV series The 100, initially only Jaha could see A.L.I.E. and nobody else, and he communicates with her. Secondly, anybody who takes the key to the city of light (that blue star pill) is also ...
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Major twist in The Winds of Winter which is not possible in HBO's Game of Thrones? [closed]

In a recent interview with IGN, George R. R. Martin said that the major twist in the sixth installment of his "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series involves a character who's already dead on the ...
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How does Rocket know all those things about Lil Zé?

In City of God (2002), one thing I didn't understand was how the reporter named "Rocket" knows all the things about "Lil Zé". For example, he knows Lil Zé killed Goose. Also, how does he knows about ...
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How were some gods brought back to life?

In Gods of Egypt, lots of gods have been killed during the movie, and it was mentioned more than once that this is impossible to bring back the dead, including dead gods. However, in the end, some ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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Is Mr. Robot Real? [duplicate]

The older fsociety dude with the specs, that recruits Elliot on the train.. And pushes Elliot off the pier onto the rocks or whatever it is that happened. Is he real, Elliot's alter ego? Or some kind ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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What made Bronach and Ben sad?

In Song of the Sea, why did Bronach look sorrowful when Ben asked her not to take Saoirse away, and why did Ben cry after seeing this reaction of Bronach? I think I got the metaphorical structure of ...
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If “Steel Mountain” in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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Dance and costume scenes in 'The Act of Killing'

What a great and scary documentary all in one. I am sort of disturbed after watching it on Netflix last night but I'm glad I did. One thing that confused me though were the choreographed dance and ...