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How did Batman survive when he was stabbed?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman was stabbed by Miranda. After a while Batman took his bat and flew away to detonate the bomb. Then at the end of the movie he was at the dining table with ...
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Why didn't Bane reveal to the public that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and disclosed all the crimes were made by Harvey Dent. Further, he reveals the role of Commissioner Gordon to cover-up ...
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What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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What is Bruce's alibi in the end?

At the end of Dark Knight Rises, we see the twist of Bruce/Batman taking the bomb himself across the sea, presumably, to sacrifice himself to keep Gotham safe. We know this isn't the case for Bruce ...
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What did the Dent Act do?

After the passing of Harvey Dent, Gotham City passed the Dent Act, which allowed Gotham to clean up the streets quite a bit. It was stated that the act gave the police department the teeth it needed ...
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What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, young protagonist Sam is being chased by a band of Khaki Scouts, and they are about to catch him when he stops atop a cairn in "lightning field" and is struck by ...
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Why didn't they keep the brakes on when revving the Delorean to 88mph?

In the first movie, they had the Delorean rev up with the emergency brake turned on and the speedometer revved up close to the magical 88mph. What I'm wondering is why they didn't just have the car do ...
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How does Blake know that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises at the scene when Bruce first meets Blake (where the latter goes calling at Wayne Manor), the way Blake confidently asserts to Bruce that Batman is needed seems to suggest ...
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How does Bane know that Batman is Bruce Wayne?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Catwoman (Selina) brings Batman to Bane's place, she trapped him in Bane's place, after a short while Bane came and called Batman by his real name, Bruce Wayne. I was ...
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How did Bane get out of the pit/prison in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, till the end of the movie the audience would be think like, the kid get out from the pit was Bane. But, in the climatic scene the movie revealed that the kid wasn't Bane, it ...
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Why did Grandfather insist on Albert knowing Emilie's name before giving him the horse?

Towards the end of the film "War Horse," Albert is attempting to bid on the horse, Joey, before it is auctioned off by the military. Also present at the auction is Emilie's grandfather (unnamed), who ...
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Why does Bane wear the mask?

Throughout the movie, we're given different versions of the past. I am also not sure if it's ever made very clear why Bane wears his mask. So, why did Bane have to wear his mask?
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What kind of apparatus is Bane's mask?

During the course of the film, it is explained that Bane has to wear his mask in order to keep his pain level down to a bare minimum. During the final fight, we see Batman start to disable this ...
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How did Sherlock survive the fall?

In Sherlock, BBC Series, Season 2 Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall, how did Sherlock survive the fall? I've read some theories online regarding this, but in this interview, Steven Moffat says "There ...
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How does Ariadne know that Saito is dead in the upper level?

When they are in the limbo, we see Ariadne asking Cobb to find and get Saito and not to lose himself before jumping from the building. However, before they entered this limbo Saito was still alive. ...
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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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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Who framed Roger Rabbit?

I've watched the film some time ago and don't recall this eponymous question being explicitly answered. They uncover some conspiracies and plots within others but who did frame Roger Rabbit? Was it ...
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How did Sherlock know the combo for Adlers safe?

Adler said it was her measurements, but what does that mean?
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Why did Ernst Jürgen choose to do that in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to ...
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Is it actually possible to transfer a totem?

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the use of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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Rubbing dirt on hands scene in Gladiator

In Gladiator, every time before a war scene, Maximus picks up a small quantity of dirt from around his feet and rubs it on his hands. Sometimes he smells his hands after the battle. What was the ...
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What was Carolyn’s intention with the gun?

Towards the end of American Beauty, after her affair was found out by Lester and the relationship is broken off, Carolyn can be seen distraught in her car, and eventually loads a gun. She then drives ...
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In Ice Age 4, what's the significance of Scrat's bone disappearance?

In the Ice Age: Continental Drift movie, when Scrat dives into the sea with help of a large stone to get the acorn, his bones start disappearing as he goes down. Why does that happen?
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Why is “Based on a True Story” used?

I have had little to no interest in a movie that claims it is "Based On a True Story" since Fargo. It's well known that it was a lie that Fargo was based on a true story. There are many movies though ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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Why was Curt Connors in the sewer?

After first injecting himself at Oscorp, Curt created his own lab in the sewer system later in the movie. If he was the head of the lab at Oscorp, couldn't he have just kept everyone out of the lab ...
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Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
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Verifying Contents of the Book in “The Book of Eli”?

In the Movie, "The Book of Eli", after getting the book in his hands, why did he (the town's mayor or whatever) not ask Eli for the key on the spot to verify the contents of the book?
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Is Geeta shown as a Trans-gender in the Tamil Movie “Kanchana”?

In the 2011 released Tamil Movie, Kanchana, the main character i.e., Kanchana is shown to be a Trans-gender but after watching the movie, I am not able to understand whether Geeta is also shown as a ...
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What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
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Maximus fighting the masked champion in the arena with tigers

When Maximus is knocked to the ground he lands a shot through his opponent's foot with an axe. His opponent then seems to be spitting blood (hard to tell due to the helmet) and then falls over dead. ...
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What was the significance of the Russian cultural backdrop in “The Deer Hunter”?

The Deer Hunter begins with an hour long act in which there is a young couple getting married in an elaborate Russian Orthodox ceremony and reception rolled into a bit of a sendoff party for Michael ...
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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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The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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Taken - “I can tell you I don't have money”

I'm watching Taken again, and I'm at the infamous "particular set of skills" speech. I just realized he says "...I can tell you I don't have money...". His wife's new husband is portrayed as an ...
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Who are the look-alikes hired by Abed supposed to be?

In Community Season 3 Episode 12 'Contemporary Impressionists' when Troy returns to his flat and sees Abed sat down with a leg cast he fears the worst and then a Robin Williams lookalike appears. ...
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Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Why did they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. ...
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What does David pick up off the floor early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, while most of the crew is still in cryosleep, David makes the rounds of the ship. While walking from one room to another, David seems surprised to see something on the ...
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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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Why doesn't Andy have a dad in Toy Story?

Despite the diversity of characters filling out the cast in Toy Story, Andy's dad wasn't created. It can't be especially difficult for the filmmakers to create a dad character because they've created ...
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Does Elastigirl leave her baby in the car by himself?

Notice during the “tack scene” in the principal’s office, Helen is not holding Jack Jack: Then, in the next scene, while Dash is begging to play sports, Jack Jack is quietly sitting in the back ...
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Why do the robots believe eating Casshern will heal the world?

In Casshern Sins we are quickly introduced to our anit-hero Casshern and his seemingly eternal battle to survive in the ruined world. He is constantly attacked, not only for his misdeeds but because ...
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What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...