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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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How did Starbuck come back?

Kara Thrace, a prominent character of the famous sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, or more famously known as Lt. Starbuck was purportedly dead while fighting Cylon battle ships amidst a solar storm ...
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Jingim finally accepting Marco

Jingim is heavily wounded and being rolled away by his soldiers, but stops to talk to Marco Polo. What does it mean when he says "peace to you, brother" to Marco?
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Ahmad is discussing with Jingim about Marco during Hashshashin

Ahmad is talking to Jingim alone in the court about Marco Polo and about his father. Jingim says 'he does so for the sake of his father's head.' And it follows with 'you think he travels to cover ...
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Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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Why did Jose give Cole the gun?

At the airport Cole meets Jose who gives him a gun and instructs him to kill Dr. Peters. Now the question is - why? They make it clear in the film that the past cannot be altered and that is why he ...
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In Mission Impossible 1, why didn't Phelps kill Ethan as easily as his wife?

We see Jim Phelps murder his wife, needlessly, and yet, only give Ethan what amounts to a glancing blow. Why wouldn't he just kill Ethan and try to escape with his wife instead of taking the risk of ...
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What substance does The Jackal spray onto the door handle?

In the 1997 film "The Jackal", the antagonist is attempting to elude some assassins who are after him. When they are pursuing his van, he quickly He then takes a small can and sprays it onto the ...
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What happens at the end of The Congress?

The Congress is an interesting but somewhat weird movie where Robin Wright (playing herself) signs a 20-year contract with a studio to be digitised so the studio can do whatever it wants with her ...
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Why didn't Martin have to go to jail?

At the last episode of season 1 of The Bridge, Martin shoots the innocent girl on live-tv. He had to because he wanted to know more about his son, if he was still alive or not. But this is still ...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Augustus Steranko & Ilsa Grunt?

In the 1991 film "If Looks Could Kill", the antagonists are businessman Augustus Steranko (Roger Rees) and his associate Ilsa Grunt (Linda Hunt). Throughout the film, the two show no signs of a ...
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Why did Bourne fire a shot in the air?

Bourne and Marie seeks refuge in Marie's ex-boyfriend Eamon's house. The Professor arrives there in the morning. Bourne grabs Eamon's shotgun and starts looking for The Professor in the field near ...
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Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?

I watched the movie The Others recently, and I was blown away by the ending and the story. I was thinking about this plot element which didn't make much sense to me. It's about the return of the ...
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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 do Minions want to serve vicious villains?

From wiki about Minions: Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history's ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why did Jigsaw choose Zep in Saw?

In Saw, at the end of the movie we learn that Zep was forced to hold the Gordons captive to obtain an antidote for the slow-acting poison in his body. However, this scene confuses me, because Zep ...
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What does “they are holding” mean?

In Breaking Bad season 3, episode 3, Hank and Gomez are in a low class bar where all the other patrons look criminal. Hank comments that two patrons "are holding", and maybe the bar owner is holding ...
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Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
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Why does the ghost call the victims?

Is there any significance for the phone call (The "seven days" reminder call from the ghost) in The Ring? Most of the signs the victims saw/experienced after watching the video, like the wet hair, ...
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Why doesn't Wolverine claws grow back with Adamantium?

So I am re-watching The Wolverine and quite honestly from what most people say is all conflicting. I thought because ALL bone was basically Adamantium now that there wouldn't be plain bone claws, if ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In season 1, episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases, "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have ...
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Why was a Smurf at the final battle if no Smurf arcade game exists?

In Pixels, a Smurf appears amongst all of the video game enemies at the final battle. According to the film, the game footage sent in the space probe was from the 1980's arcade challenge. According ...
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Does Captain Jack Sparrow die and get reborn after he enters the Kraken?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, at the end Captain Jack Sparrow enters into the Kraken's mouth. How does he end up in the World's End? Does he die and his soul is taken there or ...
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Why is Aladdin's Genie not more clever?

I see a lot of movies or series involving wish granting beings that grant wishes in an unexpected manner. Why doesn't Genie do that too? I have a feeling that this will be answered away with "It's a ...
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Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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About movie “Divergent”

I'm discussing about the Divergent movie and novel at the same time since I couldn't find a better place for the novel until 'Book Lovers' is launched. And it may be a spolier for those who haven't ...
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Was inspector Lui in a prison or mental institution?

I saw the Honk Kong action film Firestorm with subtitles and have a doubt regarding the ending scene. At the end, Inspector Lui was debriefing another officer and smiling to himself, then the camera ...
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Who hid the Dragon Emperor and his army after they were cursed?

When the witch curses the Dragon Emperor in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he turns into a mud statue inside the palace and so does his army outside. But when Alex found the statues, they ...
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What's the deal with two insurance companies in The Postman Always Rings Twice?

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) the prosecutor initially relies on an insurance company expert who testifies that Frank was hit with a bottle found on the crash scene and so it was not an ...
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Did Lucy travel time or was her mind imagining / portraying the views?

When Morgan Freeman pushed the 3 remaining bags of the CPH4 drug into Lucy, we saw her traveling through time (some steps of history from current world to big bang). Some of those events where ...
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How did Gally get into the control room?

In Maze Runner, the group escaping the maze is able to open the accessway to the control room through 2 things -- holding the amputated leg/electronic "key" taken from the Griever and knowing the 8 ...
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Exam movie answer

I have seen the movie Exam, where few candidates compete to get a job in a big company, where they have been told to answer a question, In the end a lady gets the answer and wins the competition so, ...
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Explanation for Gordon and Vallens in the final scene

NOTE: By necessity, this question contains spoilers. As Blue Velvet nears the final scenes, Jeffery enters Dorothy's apartment and sees that Vallens is dead and Gordon has been inflicted with ...
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What were Henryk, Halina and others chosen for?

At Warsaw Ghetto, policemen randomly picked some Jews and the rest were sent to station for the extermination camp. I assume some were picked because they were better built as later said by somebody ...
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Ending of It Follows 2014

Ok, so I watched the movie 'It Follows' and I don't get the ending. Wouldn't want to spoil the plot to those who watched it, so please don't read it. Did they kill it or does it still follow? How ...
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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct? [duplicate]

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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What happened to Willie Cicci after the grand jury?

In The Godfather: Part II, Willie Cicci, played by Joe Spinelli, testifies that Michael Corleone was involved in organised crime and the head of the Corleone family: "Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had ...
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How did Gandalf survive the fall in the cavern in “Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring” and reincarnated as “Gandalf the White”? [duplicate]

In the "Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring", while Gandalf the Grey was fighting inflaming demon Balrog, he fell into cavern. So, did he survived the fall or died and reincarnated as ...
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When did the scene at the start of Prometheus happen?

The engineers are supposed to have engineered...us, right? That is shown at the beginning of the movie, with the self sacrifice, somehow seeding the initial life on Earth. Panspermia. But if that was ...
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Is Professor X dead or alive [duplicate]

In X-Men: The Last Stand Professor X dies, so how is he alive in X-Men: Days of Future Past? That makes no sense if he dies before they reach that future.
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Question about space station physics in Interstellar [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar when "Cooper Station" is shown orbiting around Saturn, why does the ball while playing baseball travel to a different side and the houses appear to be upside down and there ...
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How did Richard and Erlich meet?

I've watched seasons 1 and 2 of Silicon Valley. We know Richard is staying in Erlich's incubator as one of his incubees, but do we know how they originally met? Did I miss something or is it ...
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How can Joey be cast in “Days of our Lives” while living in New York?

In the TV show Friends, which is based around six friends living in Manhattan, New York - Joey (Matt LeBlanc) gets cast in the TV show "Days of our Lives", which is filmed in Los Angeles. How is ...
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Why is Joy intact while Bing Bong fades away?

spoilers ahead In the movie Inside Out, there comes a times towards the end when the emotion Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) and Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (voiced by Richard Kind) fall into the ...
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Is The Common Man's identity hinted in the movie A Wednesday?

In the Hindi movie A Wednesday!, Naseeruddin Shah played the role of "The Common Man", and Anupam Kher plays the role of "Prakash Rathod, Commissioner of Mumbai Police". When Prakash asks The Common ...
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Question about Jim and Claire's relationship

In the first Mission: Impossible movie, towards the end, Jim Phelps kills his wife, Claire. Up until then, we know that they were working together on framing Ethan. So why does he go ahead and kill ...
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

During his training as the Ant-Man we can see Scott working on the electronics of his suit, specifically some kind of regulator, much to Hank's dismay, and a dialogue similar to the following ensues: ...
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What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...