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Before I Go to Sleep - plot issue

On the last day of the plot of Before I Go to Sleep, Ben/Mike is shown in his car as he leaves the house for the day. On the passenger seat is a second phone that is ringing. That phone shows that the ...
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How do Ocean's 13 rip Bank of 500 million dollars in one night?

In the movie Ocean's 13, they rig every game in the casino in order for Bank to lose as much as possible. But once everyone is on a winning streak, Danny gives the green light to start the ...
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Why do the people at the pub make David and Jack leave?

In the 1981 film, An American Werewolf in London, Jack and David are backpacking across the Yorkshire moors, when they enter a pub called The Slaughtered lamb at night. When they ask about the five ...
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How Damien Echols survived Death Row in Devil's Knot?

How Damien Echols survived Death Row in Devil's Knot? Quote from the movie: Mr.Echols, you have been adjudicated guilty on three counts of capital murder as well, the death of Michael Moore, ...
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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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What do they remember happening on “that day?”

In the 2001 film 'The Others,' Anne keeps referring to "that day her mother went mad" which sort of tells the audience that she knows that they're all dead... but, she's just as shocked as Nicholas ...
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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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What's the deal with John From Cincinnati?

HBO had a series in 2007 called John From Cincinnati. It was weird and surreal. The main character (John) seemed to know nothing at the start, like a baby, and just mimicked people. He also had ...
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Was there a Fifth Horseman?

In Now You See Me the legend says that The Eye only takes new members twice a century. When would Rhodes have been accepted? Certainly not fifty years ago. One might assume that his role in everything ...
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Where did the new bounty come from?

In the 2nd movie of The Riddick (Chronicles of the Riddick) he goes on a hunt to get the bounty off his head. All the people of the Crematorium die and he becomes leader of the necromongers. In the ...
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Were the soldiers wearing body armors in Lone survivor (2013)?

I just saw the Lone Survivor (2013) movie. Greate scenes, actors, theme and director! Very very emotional film. Most of scenes seems very realistic. But, please, does anybody know if the soldiers ...
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Why are they traveling with Ursa?

I didn't get why they are travelling with Ursa in After Earth. And what is their desired travel plan (obviously not earth)?
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Why does Doc Holiday want to fight Wyatt in My Darling Clementine?

In My Darling Clementine Doc Holiday doesn't seem like he'd have any sensible reason to want to fight Wyatt. Why does he want to challenge him to a gun fight?
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How did Samuel L. Jackson come to know that Hayden Christensen was a jumper?

How did Roland come to know that David is a Jumper? And also which kind of electronic gun or machine was he using to catch the jumpers?
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On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently

Surely the character knows this will happen through her training. Why wouldn't the hatch have a better mechanism such that astronauts do not run the risk of flying into space.
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What does Eli mean with the words “Be me, for a little while”?

In Let the Right One In (orig.: Låt den rätte komma in), after Oskar found out about Eli's true nature and let her into his apartment he asks her: Oskar: Who are you? Eli: I'm like you. ...
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Why the empty briefcase?

In the sci-fi film, Lockout, can someone please explain the empty briefcase, the lighter with the chip inside of it? Why was Snow still arrested even though he was told he would be let go after ...
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Did Susie Greene's pregnancy ever get resolved?

In the season 3 episode Nanny From Hell, Jeff tells Larry that Susie is pregnant, so Larry tries to persuade the Greenes to hire a nanny that he knows. The pregnancy never gets mentioned after that ...
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In “Les diaboliques”, how does Christina feign death?

At the end of Les diaboliques (1955), it is very likely that Christina is still alive: she was seen by one of the children and even gave him back his toy. This means she simulated her dying of a heart ...
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Season 5: Why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?

In Season 5, why does Nurse Jackie keep calling Charlie?
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Why did Troy's arm still hurt after two months?

In Community episode S03E19 Curriculum Unavailable, when the study group is talking about what a crazy year they have had, they show an incident in which Troy slams his hand against the table.(This ...
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Did Prince Leopold pull out the sword in a single attempt?

The Illusionist, Eisenheim (Norton) is invited by Crown Prince Leopold (Sewell) to perform for a private audience. Leopold has the intention of proving Eisenheim to be a charlatan with no real talent ...
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Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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Why is César obsessed with Clara?

In the Spanish thriller Sleep Tight (2011) [original title: Mientras duermes], why is César obsessed with Clara? Does he have a past relation with her? Additionally, César occasionally goes to ...
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About Borden's relation to Fallon [duplicate]

As we know that it was Borden who sends Angier to Tesla when he asks the trick behind his magic. So, How did Borden knew that Tesla's machine could create a replica? Did he use Tesla's machine to ...
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Why were the Germans drinking their own pee?

In the movie "As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me", around the 15 minute mark, why was the German prisoner drinking his own pee? Couldn't he just lick snow or ice?
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What does Phoebe mean when she says “I bet they're doing it”

Friends: 'The One With All The Resolutions' (Season 5 Episode 11) When Rachel and Joey find out that each of them knows about Chandler and Monica's secret affair Phoebe enters the apartment. Both of ...
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Why doesn't Agent 33 take off her mask in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2?

So, I'm midway through watching the second season of Agents of SHIELD on Netflix, and one of the Hydra agents (referred to as Agent 33) disguises herself as Agent May early on in the season. But ...
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Who was Dignam working for?

At the end of The Departed, Dignam kills Sullivan after finding out that he was the rat all along and responsible for Billy Costigan's death. Did Dignam do this on his own accord? Or was he part of ...
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Magnolia Frog Rain

What does the frog rain in Magnolia (1999) mean? I got answers leading to Bible exodus 8:2 which is: "But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your whole territory with frogs." I know ...
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Who does Patricia work for?

In the movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which organization is Patricia working for? Why is she killing the CIA agents?
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Force Majeure (2014): significance of scene in the fog

What is the significance of the scene in the fog near the end of Force Majeure (2014)?
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Why was Mal's projection in limbo?

In Inception, how did Cobb know Mal would be in limbo? She was a projection, not a real person. When Arthur explains the rules for limbo, or anywhere else in the movie, there is nothing to indicate ...
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Why doesn't the spider venom affect Peter badly?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, why does Peter not get badly affected by the poisonous venom spider, while both Harry and Connors (used lizard serum) do?
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What does Werner Zytle mean with his final words in S03E01?

In the Arrow episode "The Calm" (S03E01), the Vertigo legacy of the Count is continued by a new villain, Werner Zytle, who refined it into some "scarecrowesque" fear hallucinogen. When he is captured ...
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Wasn't Sue becoming invisible the only option after all?

During the Fantastic Four's first public "outing" on the bridge, the others try to get to Ben, who's kept in place by police officers. Unfortunately they obviously can't get past some other officers ...
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What is the current status of Neo in the matrix?

I want to know what is the current status of NEO "The ONE" in The Matrix. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Or is he in some kind of Limbo state? Why couldn't he do some alternate method to defeat the ...
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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Madge Hardcastle's decision

-- SPOILERS AHEAD -- I just saw and loved "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man ...
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Why did Nicky do what he did to Jess in New Orleans?

So in Focus, Nicky leaves Jess in the car right after the big betting scene in New Orleans. I don't see why he did that. He wasn't being chased by cops or anyone. He wasn't in danger that he did it ...
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What was going on with Dennis in 'Charlie Work' (S10E04)?

During the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Charlie Work" (S10E04) Charlie has Dennis play the barkeeper during the health inspection. But all he ever gets out is a quite nervous ...
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What happened to the Witch?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods the Witch (played by Meryl Streep) It's mentioned that, after the first time she lost Is it the same curse that ultimately caused the dramatic end to her song? If ...
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In the movie Cowboys and Aliens, did the alien kill the dog?

In the scene in the house, when a single alien was approaching, the dog went after him barking. Then we heard a whine, thinking the alien killed him. But later in the movie, the dog was very much ...
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How does Lydia “escape” the dinner scene?

During the dinner scene, when Beetlejuice tries to get the Deetz to leave the house for the first time, they all (except Lydia) get possessed and start to dance to the Banana Boat Song: ...
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What exactly happened to Chen Dawai?

I saw Blackhat (2015) yesterday and was a bit confused about that part. Warning, spoilers ahead: How exactly did Chen Dawai (the friend of Nick Hathaway aka Chris Hemsworth) die? Was the car rigged ...
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What was the deal between Haissam Haqqani and Dar Adal?

In S04E11, Dar Adal is seen in the car of Haissam Haqqani in Islamabad. Later in S04E12 (the last one) we learn that there was a deal regarding the videos of Saul during his kidnap by Talibans: ...
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Why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman?

In season 4 of Homeland, why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman? After Bachman’s death, Boyd is blackmailed by an ISI agent; he’s threatened with having his theft be revealed to the ...
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Assassination scene in Mulholland Drive

In Mulholland Drive Diane (Naomi Watts) asks a man (Mark Pellegrino) to kill Camilla (Laura Elena Harring) at a diner. This man is earlier shown killing some other guy and in turn having to kill ...
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Reason behind Robert McCall's fake death

In The Equalizer, when McCall visits Plummer's house, Brian Plummer says; -You had a nice funeral, in case you were wondering. Why McCall's death was faked? Even Susan didn't know it, What was ...