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Why did Voldemort call Harry's mother a Muggle?

I was recently (re)watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I'm confused about something that Voldemort says near the end of the movie. Near the end of the movie, when Voldemort confronts ...
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How did Alex get the job at a fast food restaraunt with no ID?

In Into the Wild, Alex threw away all of his IDs, burned his Social Security card, and resisted the temptation to try to re-acquire an ID at a later time. I can understand that he may have been able ...
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Why was it better to abandon the boat?

I did not quite understand the reasoning re abandoning the boat in The Revenant. To my understanding, travelling in the boat would have removed them from the pursuing people faster than those pursuing ...
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Why did the farmer get arrested?

In Into the Wild, the cool dude the main character was working for on a farm got arrested by the FBI. Another character says "I warned him about those little black boxes." What was this about? Is it ...
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Why does nobody care that Natalie steals an identity card?

In Up in the Air (2009), there is a scene where Natalie Keener (in a black dress in the picture below) steals someone's identity card. Why does no one care that she is easily stealing an identity ...
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Why did The Mountain slaughter his horse?

In Game of Thrones s01e05 "The Wolf and the Lion", Ser Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) slaughtered his horse just after being defeated by Ser Loras in a jousting competition. My question is why did The ...
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What's In the Case?

In the movie Ronin (1998), I want to know what was in the case. I am well aware that the contents of the case are irrelevant to the plot - the Deniro character just wants to catch the IRA Shamis. ...
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Why did Harry not use Polyjuice Potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur?

In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter did not disguise himself using polyjuice potion at the wedding of Bill and Fleur. But in the book he was disguised as a cousin of the Weasleys, Barny ...
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Why didn't they disarm Howard and tie him up first?

In the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane, at some point Michelle and Emmett decided to escape the bunker. Why didn't they just disarm Howard and tie him up before anything else, so that they would have no ...
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Why did the Brotherhood Without Banners attack this group in S06E07?

In S03E04 ("And Now His Watch is Ended") of Game of Thrones, Beric Dondarrion says to Sandor Clegane: That's what we are: ghosts. Waiting for you in the dark. You can't see us, but we see you. No ...
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Why aren't robots fighting back in Automata?

In the movie Automata, as explained, based on the 2nd directive robots cannot cause harm to humans. However, we later discover that the 2nd directive was overwritten by an intelligent robot that was ...
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What was with the two different colored prison uniforms in Daredevil season 2?

In Daredevil S02, we see two kinds of prison uniforms, full orange and full white. We see in the flashback that Wilson Fisk gets a white prison uniform but his current one was orange. The Punisher ...
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Can someone explain the ending of the movie “Bleed”

I understand that the town folk are basically a cult, that Sarah and Eric were born on the same day Ana Harris died, and that Ana Harris is the small red head girl depicted through out the film. What ...
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What protocols did NASA stop using during Apollo 9 that the CNSA is still using?

In the amazing film, "The Martian", there is a montage sequence where everyone is figuring out how to get the Hermes resupplied for it's rescue mission of Space Pirate Mark Watney. During this ...
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What happened to Claire?

I've recently watched the movie "The Invitation" by director Karyn Kusama and I've really enjoyed it. The movie is a thriller and is about a friends' reunion that occurs after over two years from the ...
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In the first season finale of the Flash, how did they know their plan would work the way it did?

(Spoiler alert for anybody who's even more behind in the show than I am.) So I recently watched the first season of The Flash, and during the season finale... ...how did everybody know that this ...
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What happened to Flint Lockwoods mother?

In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, there is a running plot line about the mother of protagonist Flint Lockwood. She believed in him, where his father did not. It is mentioned in passing, that she ...
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Spirit realm explanation from Kung Fu Panda 3

Early in the movie Kai collects enough chi to leave the spirit realm. So why is it that later when Po brings them both to the spirit realm Kai doesn't simply return to the mortal realm? He had more ...
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How did they find the location of Panda village?

How did Tigress And Kai Find the location of panda village?
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How can Professor X walk and use his powers?

After the bullet accident in X Men First Class, Charles Xavier (Prof. X) was only able to walk if he injected the serum that Beast created: (Days of Future Past) This serum blocks his mind powers, ...
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How did Apocalypse trap Quicksilver?

During the final fight with Apocalypse Quicksilver speeds up and starts landing blows to En Sabah Nur but after a while he traps his leg using the earth or sand. How does he do that (follow ...
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Was Berlin a part of the grand setup?

In The Life of David Gale, as the movie ends, you realize that the execution was all planned by Constance and David. What I want to know is: Was Berlin a part of the setup? What leads me to believe ...
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How did Harry Potter recover after Voldemort's attack?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Harry had the resurrection stone, which can bring death to life. But in the movie it was shown that in spite of having a resurrection stone, nobody ...
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How did Mirena survive the fall?

In the movie: Dracula Untold. When Vlad Dracula is fighting the Turisk army, with his powers (giant hand of bats etc...) His wife and son are at highest point of the towers. His son gets taken ...
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Explanation for character actions in Arrow S03E17?

I don't understand the motivations or actions in Arrow season 3 episode 17. First Ray Palmer literally grilled Arsenal (Roy) and I already thought he's dead, but no one even cares about him and ...
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Did Jerome know that the paintings he was appropriating were human remains from the Strathmore Strangler?

At the climax of the movie Art School Confidential, Jerome, the disillusioned art student, takes the paintings of the old drunk Jimmy and enters them in an art show. They turn out to be gruesome ...
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Meaning and influence of the tip at the end of Men In Black 3?

I know many things did not make sense in Men In Black 3 but the last scene where griffin is eating pie and notices K did not give a tip and looks up to see a meteor and as soon as K remembers and ...
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Why did Christine Collins never demand DNA testing on her fake kid?

In Changeling (2008), Cops handed over a fake kid to Collins, then pretend for it to be the real kid. Then why can't she demand a DNA testing on this fake kid?
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How could Sam pull Michael in the cage with him?

On Supernatural, in 5x22 "Swan Song", Sam (while controlling Lucifer) was able to pull Michael with him in the cage. How could he do that? Michael is an archangel, he could've just zap Sam out of ...
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Why does Tony Stark replace Jarvis as his AI after Age of Ultron?

Jarvis was a very sophisticated artificial intelligence but essentially was software, right? It would seem uncharactistic (and kind of dumb) if Tony not have multiple backups of Jarvis. So why did he ...
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Why did Howard Saint want revenge on “Otto Krieg”?

In the beginning of the 2004 movie The Punisher, an arms deal went horribly wrong and both Bobby Saint (Howard's son) and Otto Krieg (the arms dealer) died in an accidental shootout with police. ...
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How did Fawkes find the Chamber of Secrets?

In the climax of the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Voldemort set the basilisk on Harry, the phoenix of Dumbledore, Fawkes suddenly appears in the chamber with the sorting hat, ...
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Why did Ginny Weasley not get killed by the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets?

Ginny Weasley was responsible for the opening of the chamber of secrets, (she was possessed by Riddle's diary). As Voldemort said, one has called the Basilisk otherwise that creature wouldn't come out....
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What did happen to make Lauren move away from Sean?

In Mystic River, I didn't understand what made Lauren move away. According to an answer in Yahoo! Answer, seems like he accused her to cheated him--but that doesn't make sense; at least that event isn'...
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Why doesn't Lauren say a thing when Sean calls her?

In Mystic River, Sean has a wife called Lauren. She calls him from time to time but she says nothing while he is always saying something--even it being something related to his day-by-day routines. ...
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Are the Targaryens connected to the Lord of Light religion?

The Targaryens control fire breathing dragons and are not harmed by fire. The Lord of Light is a fire god and fire is used in worship/magic by it's followers. The Targaryens came from Valyria, where ...
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Sherlock, The Abominable bride, opening scene explanation

In the Sherlock, Abominable Bride episode, a particular scene caught my attention. In the opening scene just when Mike Stamford and Dr. Watson are heading to meet Sherlock, in the backdrop we can see ...
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When and how did Professor X bring sentinels in the X Mansion?

At the end of X-Men Apocalypse, there was a training session for X Men in which they had to fight sentinels. However, at the end of X Men Days of Future Past, sentinels were just there and Magneto ...
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Did Selma Ježková pay money for stay?

In Dancer in the Dark (2000), Selma Ježková was sentenced to death, but her colleagues apply for stay, so did Selma Ježková pay money for stay?
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The significance of Simpsons's joke about Bowzer

In the episode 6 of the Season 10, Abraham Simpson and family went to Woodstock Festival. While Hendrix is playing the US national anthem Abe show a message about someone named Bowzer. What's the ...
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How was Meera Reed able to achieve that?

In Season 6 episode 5 of Game of Thrones we saw that Meera turns a White Walker into shards with one thrust of her trusty spear. So how was she able to replicate the same thing that was done by Jon ...
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Is this race now completely wiped out?

Just a few Children of the Forest have been seen throughout Game of Thrones. However, in the fifth episode of season six, Were these the last remaining Children of the Forest?
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Why did Walt kill the drug dealers?

In Breaking Bad, Season 3 Episode 12 (Half Measures), Jesse is incensed with the rival drug dealers for using children (in particular Tomás) to do their killing and selling. Gus orders the dealers "No ...
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Why would Tyler Durden want Jack dead?

The very first scene in Fight Club is Tyler with a gun in Jack's mouth and asking "Any last words?" Based on what we learn about their relationship throughout the movie, this scene doesn't make any ...
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Is the end of this movie meant to be optimistic or pessimistic?

The meditative Clive Owen movie I'll Sleep When I'm Dead starts with a dream-like meditative scene where the lead character monologues about existence and death. The movie follows Clive Owen's former ...
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How many White Walkers are there?

Season 6 Episode 5 Spoilers Throughout Game of Thrones, we have seen multiple White Walkers die. As far as I remember: Sam killed one with dragonglass Jon Snow killed one with Longclaw Meera Reed ...
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What was the reason for Harmony's sister's death?

In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), At the very end of the movie, Perry explains the reason behind Harmony's sister's suicide. Reason: Dexter (her father) having sex with unknown girl with a pink wig. ...
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What is the significance of the mute girl in The Seventh Seal?

The character credited as the 'Mute Girl', exclaims 'at last' (or words to that effect) as Death enters Block's castle. Is this an obvious reference to the inevitability of death, or does she know ...
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Is kin-slaying not sin on the Iron Islands?

Season 6 Episode 5 Spoilers I believed kin-slaying in Game of Thrones is a big sin in the North. And all the Northerners respect guest right and see kin-slaying as a big crime. However in Season 6 ...
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Aladdin ending explanation?

When Jafar becomes a genie at the end, he then suddenly drops back into the lamp and is trapped. What happened? And did the Genie get free because Aladdin wished it?