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Killing them softly: explanation of the allegory

The Brad Pitt film, Killing them softly, is an allegory of 2008's subprime economic crisis. I'd like to know who each of the characters in the film is supposed to represent in relation to the crisis. ...
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Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man?

Although Carl Allen(Jim Carrey) was saying no to everything. Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man? What instance made him to go to that show?
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Why did Mikael Blomkvist not have any moral concerns about hiding the identities of two serial killers?

The American version (as well as the book) makes a huge fuss about Mikael Blomkvist not being able to publish the story of his findings that Gottfried and Martin Vanger tortured, raped and killed a ...
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In “A Late Quartet”, when did they decide to play together again?

In the movie, A Late Quartet, after the group completely falls apart (and a brief interlude where Peter tells Juliette that the quartet must be kept together), we are suddenly shown the final concert. ...
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Which pact is being referred to?

As the title asks, what is the Pact referred to in the 2012 Movie "The Pact" I've watched the movie but I don't recall any reference to a pact? Is it that the sisters agree not to talk about what ...
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Why Dexter chose to kill rather than run in the Season 7 finale?

In the first episode of Season 7, Dexter chose to run away when he got afraid of revealing his Identity to Debra. But when LaGuerta tried to frame Dexter(Knowing his identity), he thought to kill ...
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Ending of Mission Impossible 4

In the last act of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol Hendricks was still alive and was watching Ethan trying to deactivate the bomb and yet does nothing and breathed his last breath once it's ...
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Interpretation of the ending of Lost In Translation

Bob Harris gets ready to leave Japan and initially bids goodbye to Charlotte near the elevator in the hotel. He sees her again on the way and they share a kiss and he whispers something in her ear ...
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor ...
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What was the meaning of Schultz's flashback of dogs?

Near the end of Django Unchained, Schultz has a flashback to the dog-mauling that Candie had ordered earlier in the movie. Soon after the flashback, Schultz takes his climactic action. Did the ...
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Why is Azula's fire blue?

I've been watching the cartoon again recently, and I haven't seen anything that explains why her fire is blue. I understand she can bend lightning. Is the blue flames an extension of this?
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In unbreakable why doesn't David “sense” that Elijah planned the disasters sooner?

I know that David sensed what Elijah did at the end when they shake hands but why did it take him so long? I think I recall he "sensed" that the man in the army jacket had a gun in his belt without ...
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Purpose of the “Purge All” button in Cabin in the Woods

When Dana And Marty make it into the underground complex after they leave the elevator they find themselves in room with 8 (ish..) doors and some form of control booth. They go into the control booth ...
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Why did Cutter retell the sailor story?

At the end of the movie, before leaving Angier behind, Cutter and Angier have this conversation Cutter: Take a minute to consider your achievement. I once told you about a sailor who described ...
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What do we know of Barney's occupation?

In How I Met Your Mother, what do we know about Barney's profession except the fact that he works for GNB? References to the show (eg. "in Season X Episode Y,") will be appreciated.
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Significance of “Lady in the Radiator” in the movie Eraserhead

As all other David lynch movies Eraserhead also is hard to grasp. I would like to understand what exactly the film suggests or explains. Particularly what is the significance of the "Lady in the ...
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What is the theme of Cash Back?

Today I watched Cashback. But I am in doubt whether I understood its theme properly or not. At the end, it is a love story. But somethings I could not connect to the plot. Like his power to pause time ...
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Why did they choose Stevens to go into the Source Code?

My question is that why they used a person who doesn't have any knowledge of the Source Code? Stevens is dead for two months, so they have much time for choice. Why did they keep his body for two ...
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How did Dr. Stu Price lose his tooth in The Hangover?

In the morning after the big blackout in The Hangover, Dr. Stu Price realized that he was missing a tooth. How did Dr. Stu lose his tooth? Did they talk about the lost tooth in a later part of the ...
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Doubts regarding Bourne Identity

It seemed the doctor believed it would take some time for Bourne to remember everything. If he was so sure about that then why did he let Bourne leave the boat so quickly? Also where was it where ...
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Why did Atom indicate that he could understand Max at the beginning of Real Steel?

In the movie Real Steel, a boy named Max salvages an obsolete sparring robot called Atom and, with the help of his father and the father's mechanic/girlfriend, restores it to working condition. ...
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Differences in plot from the Japanese and American versions of Pokemon: The Movie

I was reading the IMDB page for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back and one of the bits of trivia states that "The Japanese version has an entirely different story. ". I know the Japanese version casts ...
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How did the police save the hostages in the bank in Inside Man?

How did the police save the hostages in the bank in Inside Man? I did not understand the movie.
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Why does Bane's henchman sacrifice himself?

In the very beginning of the movie (the airplane scene,) when Bane is about to leave the plane with the nuclear scientist, the following dialogue takes place between Bane and one of his men: Bane: ...
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How could Harry and his friends survive the fall without the charm?

We have seen several instances where Harry - or in special cases, his friends - survive several falls by using the "Arrestro Momentum" spell like in Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows 2. But in ...
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How did Frank Gallagher end up in Mexico?

At the end of the final episode of the second season of Shameless (S2E12), Estefania hits Frank on the head with a frying pan and the guys carry him to the backyard. Later, he is buried in snow. But ...
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What was the red sky in V?

At the end of season one of V in the episode called Red Sky. The visitors release something into the atmosphere that turns the sky red across the entire planet. What was it that they released? What ...
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How does Batman know to rescue Selina Kyle outside the home of John Daggett?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle enters the home of John Daggett to confront his henchman for a copy of software she had been promised that would erase her name and criminal record from every ...
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Why the rush to get to the general in Blackadder?

In Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital Blackadder reveals that Nurse Mary is the spy. She is lead away to be shot and then George reveals that he was really giving the information away by sending ...
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What happened to Noah and Allie at the end?

At the end of The Notebook, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each others hands. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently, but as ...
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Question about Walter and the cigarette in Season 4 of Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad, what was Walter's reason for changing the poison cigarette with a mild substance and making Jesse's girlfriend's kid get sick? I think it is about psychological manipulation over ...
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What story is the music video Snuff trying to portray?

I absolutely love the song Snuff by Slipknot. They have a rather interesting music video for the song, but for the life of me I don't really understand what the "story" of the video is. Does anyone ...
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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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Why did Chandler Bing get into the advertisement field?

Chandler Bing was working with a firm and then he changes his job. Why did Chandler Bing gets into advertisement field in Friends?
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Rookie Anderson's initial evaluation of Dredd

During the scene chief judge introduces Dredd to rookie Anderson, this conversation ensues. Chief judge: Rookie Anderson what can you tell me about the person I am with? Rookie: Male, another ...
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Why did Mona's name change in the later part of 3 idiots?

Mona Singh, whose name is Poonam, becomes Mona in the later part of the film 3 Idiots. After squabbling with Viru Sahasrbuddhe, Rancho suddenly starts calling 'Mona Push'. AFter that everybody, ...
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Power Broker believing in the lady's story of alternative path of the history?

In the television series, Misfits, S03E04, how come the power broker actually believed in the lady's story of the alternative path of the history, at the ending part of the episode?
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Adolf Hitler using the technology in the phone to win a war?

In the television series, Misfits, S03E04, how did Adolf Hitler actually use the technology present in the cell phone to win the war?
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Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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Why did Dignam wear gloves and hospital moccasins in 'The Departed' while killing Sullivan?

In the final scene of The Departed when Sullivan (played by Matt Damon)returns to his apartment he finds Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) waiting wearing gloves and hospital moccasins and pointing a gun at him. ...
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Why are the festivals misordered in the movie Baghban?

Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are separated right after Holi (remember Amitabh singing Holi khele Raghubeera?). They are said to be separated for six months, ie from March to September. Within ...
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Why did the people get specific powers?

In the television series, Misfits, when the thunder stuck and everyone got their powers, why did the people get the specific powers that they got? Is it what they actually wished for?
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Why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla?

In the movie The Prestige, why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla? Didn't he know that it would make him more successful? And did the other half not know about the plan, which is why he went to inspect ...
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Did Anderson actually pass?

In the 2012 movie Dredd, rookie Anderson who is a psychic is put on an assessment mission with Dredd. At the very end of the movie, Dredd states that her assessment is over and she hands her badge ...
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What plot points/cultural significance would making Steve Austin a civilian member of NASA have served?

In the pilot movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" (1973) which preceded the TV series, Steve Austin was a "civilian member" of NASA who had walked on the moon, which justified his role as a test pilot. ...
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Why didn't Ra's break into the Pit before?

If I understood the story correctly Ra's was spared the Pit but his wife took his place. Why didn't he break into the Pit to save her?
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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Why was Christine Brown not taken to hell on the third Day?

In 2009's film Drag Me to Hell by Sam Raimi, as Christine never got success in beating Lamia , why was she not taken to hell on the third day(As per three day curse rule). I know that on third day San ...
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What was the actual aim of the Satan?

I watched the movie The Devils Advocate tonight but could not understand why did the satan(played by Al Pacino) choose Kevin(played by Keanu Reeves) to make him a conscientious person. A satan does ...
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The Charlie Francis mystery from Fringe

In the TV show Fringe, which is completing its series run January 2013 at its 100th episode, there have been a number of mysteries revealed, and some never revealed to date. One of the mysteries ...