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What is the relationship between Daenerys, Viserys, and dragons?

We are told from early on in Game of Thrones that Viserys and Daenerys are brother and sister, and it is said they are the descendants of dragons, although this is (as of yet--midway through season 2 ...
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Why did Daenerys Targaryen feel betrayed by Doreah?

I did not understand this bit of Game of Thrones S02E10. I thought Doreah chose to be with Xaro Xhoan Daxos to save Daenerys life? But Daenerys somehow felt betrayed and sentenced her to death ...
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Why did Maester Luwin want Bran and Rickeon to be taken to the wall in S02E10 of GoT

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, after the men from Greyjoy army stab Maester Luwin and flee, Bran & Rickeon with that wildling woman and Hodor come to Maester Luwin. Why does Luwin want them to go ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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Why does Jesse act this way in the Final Season?

I'm at season 5, episode 9. Jesse knows that Walt killed Mike, and just told Walt that. Walt just lied to his face. He can see that Walt is completely transformed and just nuts and ruthless at this ...
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Why do the wildings attack the wall where they do?

In S04E09 of Game of Thrones the wildings attack the wall in Castle Black, Why? We know that the wall is 100's miles long. They know that only 3 posts are manned (Snow said it - they can believe it ...
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How is the extracted information brought back to reality?

In the film Inception assuming Cobb was successfully able to extract Saito's secrets from the safe how would he bring those papers stamped "confidential" to the reality? The only way I can think is ...
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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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Who wrote the School of Rock blackboard?

Can someone give more information about School of Rock blackboard? Who wrote it? Is there any information pertaining to this?
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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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In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, what is the script Wes Craven is writing on his computer?

When Heather meets Wes at New Line, they talk about making a new movie to make Freddy stop. At the end of this sequence, we can see that Wes is actually writing the script of "New nightmare". The ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why did Sherlock choose this solution for Magnussen?

In the last episode "The last Vow" of the third season of Moffat's TV show, Sherlock and Watson broke into Magnussen's mansion to steal the proofs about Mary's past. But it turns out that Magnussen ...
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Why did Logan turn back to that specific time in the future

So Kitty uses her power to send Logan back to the past to change it in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It all works 'fine' but when Logan finishes his job and saves the future, what makes him appear right ...
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How did Harris throw Mahoney out?

In Police Academy Commandant Lassard tells Mahoney that he cannot throw him out. However, later, Lt Harris does exactly that when Mahoney takes the blame for the canteen fight. I am guessing that ...
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In Sherlock: Study in Pink how does the choice of bottles work?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 1 the serial killer asks Sherlock to take one of two bottles. 1 bottle is ok other is bad (poisonous). Whatever bottle Sherlock takes the serial killer takes the other ...
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Why does Magnussen list “Hounds of the Baskerville” as a pressure point on Sherlock?

This is a followup question to my own answer on another Sherlock question regarding the Season 3 finale "The Last Vow", from which I will shamelessly copy contents below. During their visit in ...
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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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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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How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?

In the last episode season 3 of Sherlock, The Last Vow, Magnussen blackmails a lot of people. We are led to believe ( as in the real situation) that he has a large vault storing all the ...
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Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?

The key villain in the Sherlock episode His Last Vow the visuals constantly suggest that Magnussen has some form of electronic assistance to recall key facts that he can use to "leverage" influence ...
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What does Tuco throw away in “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” when they reach the graveyard?

Right when "The Ecstasy of Gold" starts to play, after he's done being shot with the cannon (really weird, by the way, that they camped out only 100 yards from the graveyard and yet he tried to steal ...
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What are they doing with the Union soldier in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?

I always thought this scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was weird. At about 2:10, as Blondie and Tuco are running down to the bridge with a stretcher and the explosives, they stop suddenly and ...
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Few events that I failed to understand in The House That Bled to Death

In the Hammer House of Horror TV series episode The House That Bled to Death I did not understand why the girl Sophie killed his father? Also how the cat was killed, was there any ghost/sprit of the ...
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How credible is the ending of Collateral?

Here's what happens at the end of Collateral (2004): The taxi driver manages to defeat a highly skilled hitman. Is it mere luck? Should we accept this as a screw-up on the part of the movie ...
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Why did the Indians decide to end it this way?

I've a couple questions stemming from Valhalla Rising. At the end, One-Eye turns to face the Indians, dropping his axe and allowing them to beat him to death. (The scene reminds me that Indians ...
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Why does Betty Tanager tell her husband she doesn't want to wait for tenure?

In the movie Birds Of America, why does Betty Tanager (played by Lauren Graham) tell her husband she doesn't want to wait for tenure?
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Why does Emily give Will the diary?

In Definitely, Maybe (2008), why does Emily give Will the diary to take to Summer Hartley instead of just mailing it to her herself? Was Emily hoping that something would happen between Will and ...
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Outcome of relationship at the end of 'Blue Valentine'

At the end of the movie 'Blue Valentine', or does it mean anything else as you think?
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The hat or Christmas snow?

In the 1960's Rankin/Bass animated Christmas Special Frosty the Snowman, would Frosty have come to life if he had not been made of the special "Christmas Snow?" I know it's supposed to be the magic ...
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Age issue in How Old Are You

In the Malayalam movie 'How old are you?' Manju Warrier's character is a 35 years old house wife. In an important sequence, it is being said that her driving license got expired and she was not aware ...
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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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How did Cobb come to the basement using the elevator?

In the movie Inception when Cobb is dreaming about his wife Ariadne enters his dream and lands up in an elevator with each floor containing Cobb's memory of Mal. In this scene Ariadne enters the ...
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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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Train scene in the movie “Shame”

My question is about a scene in the movie Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan directed by Steve McQueen. Train Scene 1 : In the beginning of the movie, Brandon(Michael Fassbender) is ...
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Why did the overseer leave Solomon to hang?

In 12 Years a Slave, While Tibeats (Paul Dano), with two other men, tries to hang Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as revenge and the overseer of the plantation comes and scares them away, why didn't he ...
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Did James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson really find out the source of the river Nile in BBC TopGear?

Did they? In season 19, the African Special, they go on to find the true source of the river Nile theorizing that Lake Victoria isn't the actual source as experts suggest but even farther east ...
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Why did Landa make the deal?

Could it be that he felt that his side would lose the war? Is there anything in the movie that made such an outcome very likely?
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Who was the girl and why was she seen in Wrecked?

I recently watched Wrecked and have some unclear parts. I realized that during the robbery, the men (robbers) dragged along the Man only to use his vehicle. During that, we are shown the dumbfounded ...
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What game is it Bond can't afford to play?

In The World Is Not Enough there is a scene where Electra King, against Bond's warnings, visits Zukovsky's casino and loses 1 million dollars against him in a simple game of cards (on purpose as we ...
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Why did the Others put Karl in the chair in Room 23?

I just found out that there is an epilogue episode to Lost, named The New Man in Charge, that answers some of the questions left open by the finale, for example where the Dharma Initiative packages ...
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Why does Harrison show different reactions to phaser fire?

In leaving a comment on the Vulcan nerve pinch question, it occurred to me that there was (Surprise surprise) a fairly big inconsistency regarding Khan and phaser fire. When assaulting the bridge of ...
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Why is the number of pills in the bottle not consistent in 'A Study in Pink'?

In the episode 'A Study in Pink' of the first season of Sherlock the victims are poisoned when forced to choose a pill from the two bottles as confessed by the cab driver. However in the earlier ...
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What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?

Much of the film revolves around the retrieval of an object known only as The Rabbit’s Foot. But nobody discloses information about it. What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?
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Where does Limbo take place?

This question is inspired by Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?, where the infographic shows very well in which mind each dream level takes place, except for the Limbo: So ...
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Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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What does Sherlock say just before opening Irene Adler's safe?

In Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, the americans force Sherlock to open Irene Adler's safe by threatening Holmes and Adler at gunpoint. The safe turns out to be booby trapped. But just before he ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...