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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 did Cobb manage to go to sleep and dream to save Saito after Mal's death?

As far as I can tell the subjects in Inception need to sleep in order to dream and for going under fast and consistent sleep they use sedatives. Now my question is how did Cobb manage to just fall ...
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How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?

Near the end of Inception, Mal shoots Fischer, killing him (or at least mortally wounding him) within the 3rd layer of the dream. Dom and Ariadne go down a level to find him and bring him back. How ...
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What is the significance of the scene with the cop near the end of The Artist?

Near the end of The Artist, George Valentin is looking at his own reflection superimposed on a tuxedo in a shop window (the scene used in the trailer) when a cop comes strolling around the corner. ...
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In the movie Golden Gate, why would she allow a relationship to develop?

In the movie Golden Gate, Matt Dillon plays an ex-FBI agent trying to redeem the reputation he has as a corrupt investigator because he wrongly pursed a Chinese man during the time of "Red Scare" ...
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What happened to the bodies in American Psycho?

Towards the end of the movie, we see Patrick Bateman in an apartment full of dead bodies. He ends up confessing what he's done to his lawyer. Later he goes back to the apartment, only to find the ...
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What changed the Judge's sympathy?

In Find Me Guilty, at the beginning of the trial, Judge Finestein had little empathy for Jackie DiNorscio. This can be shown by the Judge slapping first a $5000 then upping it to $10000 fine for ...
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Where did the speaking-disease come from?

In the movie Pontypool, the people have a disease that is transferred by hearing the mumbling of an infected person and thinking about it. Where did the disease come from? In the plot the possibility ...
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What were Garrett and Coulson drawing?

In the season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D we saw Garrett was drawing something like a universe or multiverse like thing. Later Coulson saw that and inspired to draw again in wall. So what was ...
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The need of a Matrix [duplicate]

I always wondered why the hassle creating the Matrix anyway? Yes, the machines need energy which can be harvested in the form of biological energy from humans. But why did they not just take animals, ...
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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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How did Thor know Loki was on the plane?

During the movie Avengers, we are first introduced to Thor when he crashes the party on the plane, taking his brother Loki to get the location of the Tesseract from him. How did Thor know that Loki ...
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Final Scene in Planet of the Apes (2001)

I'm confused by the final scene in the Planet of the Apes film (2001 not the recent Rise film). Leo lands on Earth in his own time to find it run by the Apes. How does this happen? I'm assuming ...
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What was Dan Wachsberger charged with (charge and evidence)?

What was Daniel "Dan" Wachsberger charged with, and what was the evidence? In Say My Name we see Dan in the middle of an 'awkward moment', with Steve Gomez and two other DEA agents looking on from ...
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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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Wouldn't Thaddeus Bradley having all of the money stuffed into his car demonstrate his innocence?

For the Four Horseman's final trick, they steal a safe and pack all of the money into Thaddeus Bradley's car in a way that would prevent you from being able to get into the car, let alone drive it. At ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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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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Who is Gabriel referring to when it told Constantine he took a life?

In the building where Gabriel and Constantine spoke, he expressed his dismay that he has not repaid his debt to God to which Gabriel replies, You are going to die young because you smoked 30 ...
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Explanation of the shield repair scene in Sunshine

About 40 minutes into Sunshine (2007), the crew need to fix the shield. I don't understand this scene. According to Wikipedia's description: Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs ...
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What happened to the parents of Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

In DuckTales, Huey, Dewey, and Louie were the nephews of Uncle Scrooge. What happened to their parents?
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Can someone explain the ending of Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam(1962)?

Is Choti Bahu killed by Majle Babu's henchmen in 1962's movie Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam? If yes, then why?
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How did Sherlock know to use her measurements?

Ok - this is a very similar question to this one. The previous question established that in A Scandal in Belgravia Irene Adler's safe combination was her measurements. However, how did Sherlock know ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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3 Masks in The Man in the Iron Mask

In the movie The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) in the scene where the three musketeers want to free Philippe (Leonorado De Caprio), Philippe has one iron mask on (mask 1). They then make another mask ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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Wrong end to The Good wife season 4 episode 6

In The Good Wife (season 4), I think that the end of episode 6 is wrong, mainly in the facts, but I need someone with some legal knowledge to confirm. As we are told, Cpt. Laura Hellinger has lost ...
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Why was McGarrett wearing an Army uniform?

I don't normally watch Hawaii Five-0, so I'm not familiar with the intricacies of the characters' histories, but last night I watched an episode from Season 3 (episode 20) titled "Olelo Paʻa", or "The ...
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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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Was Zero Effect an early attempt to do a modern Sherlock Holmes?

As far as I can remember (it's hard to check since I don't think there has ever been a region 2 DVD) the fantastic but under appreciated movie Zero Effect featured a somewhat reclusive private eye ...
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Why did Han Solo end up with Jabba the Hutt?

Towards the end of episode V, Han Solo is captured and frozen in carbonite to ensure the chamber works on humans, in preparation for freezing Luke Skywalker in the same manner. The last we see of him, ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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Why didn't Sidney trust Randy?

During the party at Stu's house toward the end of Scream (1996), the ghost face killer starts to attack. Sidney ends up outside and in the news van with Gale's camera man. A bit later she is running ...
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How did Baby's Dad let her down in Dirty Dancing?

I just watched Dirty Dancing with my wife the other night - great dancing, but man, pretty much a B-movie end-to-end otherwise. One line in particular utterly baffled me...when Baby (Jennifer Grey) ...
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How does Ed Exley hear what's said outside the interview room?

At the end of L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley is in a (supposedly) sound-proof interview room, giving a statement to two detectives. He is observed by a group of others, including the chief of police and ...
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Laura's coconut secret

I'm watching through the weird Twin Peaks series. If you remember, Laura Palmer, in one of her tapes to Dr. Jacoby, talks about her secret coconut (or secret in the coconut, maybe). What did she mean ...
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Why did Malvo do the things he did to Stavros Milos?

Lorne Malvo was sent to find out who was blackmailing Stavros Milos. But instead why did he end up doing the things he did: take over the blackmail scheme and torment Stavros by exploiting his extreme ...
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Did the bodachs know Odd could see them?

In Odd Thomas (2013) we see early on when we're introduced to the bodachs that if they know you can see them, they'll kill you. Throughout the movie, we see Odd trying to avoid looking at the bodachs, ...
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Did Ryan really never cry?

In the Wilfred episode "Questions" (S02E11), during Ryan's trip within a trip he learns that the cause for his panic attacks isn't little Joffrey crying but merely Kristen telling him not to cry, ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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Other apes with gained intelligence?

In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, when Caesar was moved to the ape sanctuary, it was shown that Caesar was with another big ape that was able to communicate through sign language. This was ...
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Were the events in “Passion” really happening or a dream?

I have just seen the film Passion (2012), and seriously, I don't get any of it. Wikipedia does not have a detailed storyline of the movie and other sites just have a review. I would like to know what ...
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Why isn't Taggart protected by Double Jeopardy?

At the beginning of Broken City, Billy Taggart is charged with murder but then walks. At the end of the film, it seems that he still has to face his crimes. Why isn't he protected by the Double ...
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Was Caesar supposed to have bitten off the neighbor's finger?

In the 2011 film of Rise of the Planet of the Apes there is a scene where Caesar escapes from the house and attacks the neighbor, and during that attack he bites the mans finger. During that ...
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Why did they start the war?

In the movie In the Loop, a government minister accidentally said something ambiguous about a war. How did this actually result in a war and why?
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Nylon brush in a Western?

You tell me. Is that a Nylon brush in that hand? The movie this comes from was set in 1865. I know... I know. Endless loops of gaffs and goofs. No. Not looking for trouble. Those are Clint's ...
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Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality? [closed]

This question is about the two-oscar winning movie Great Gastby (2013) that was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Only after I had seen this extraordinary movie and found out that F. Scott ...
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Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?

As part of introduction to the setting, we're shown a live conference as part of The Novak Element. They obviously wanted to show citizens of the US how the military robots help securing Teheran. ...
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What did the diamond patterns on Fredrica's dress mean?

In The Silence of the Lambs, when Clarice is looking around Fredrica Bimmel's room she finds a dress with diamond patterns on it: What does this mean? Was buffalo bill in that house? Or did it just ...
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What is the Wuxi Finger hold with which Po defeats Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda

In the movie Kung Fu Panda, in the final fight scene between Po & Tai Lung, Po defeats Tai Lung using Wuxi Finger hold. All we see in the movie is a release of energy & puff of dust moving ...