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How were the coastal walls supposed to block the Kaiju?

While I realise the futility of looking for logic in such movies, I'd still like to know if any plausible reason was provided for why coastal walls were considered to be better than the Jaegers. ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In 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 context outside of ...
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Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his murdering a "made man" Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were involved, ...
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How could the murder weapon in The Sign of Three possibly work?

In the Sign of Three, we learn of a murder and an attempted murder in which the assailant had hidden an extremely sharp blade on the inside of a belt. The blade is so sharp that the victim doesn't ...
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Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?

The key villain in the Sherlock episode His Last Vow the visuals constantly suggest that Magnussen has some form of electronic assistance to recall key facts that he can use to "leverage" influence ...
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Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

My question is if this whole sacking of Scott & her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She is bound by the law, this ...
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What was the significance of fort Wilderness in the Patriot?

In The Patriot, what all happened at Fort Wilderness? I know there was a battle, but who was fighting and what was the end result? Was Colonel Tavington involved in this battle? Also, is Colonel ...
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Why does Don Corleone give in so easily in The Godfather?

One of the last acts of Don Corleone as Godfather is to bring back the peace by calling for a meeting of the five families. You can watch the scene here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtYjdEwa8GA ...
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Association between antagonists in Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 3

I was wondering if there was any relation between the villains of the first and third movie of the franchise. In Iron Man 1, the terrorists who abduct Tony belong to a group called the Ten Rings. ...
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Explanation of the events at the end of Fight Club?

At the end of Fight Club, the narrator disables a bomb that Tyler had set up in a van in the basement, and then he and Tyler get into a fight. The fight ends with the narrator being thrown down some ...
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How did Teddy get killed in the end again?

Does anybody remember the first scene when he killed teddy? How it happened while he met Teddy again and the film ended with Teddy is dead?
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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What really happened to Michael's mother?

It was clear by watching the first season of Prison Break that Michael's mother died when she was 31. And Michael was also having the same disease. But in season 4 she came into the show. How was she ...
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Does Mr. Greenleaf know about Tom's true personality and why does he pay him the money?

Nearing the end of the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley is told by MacCarron that he has digged into Tom's past and found out that he never was in Princeton with Dickie thus exposing him as an ...
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Why can't the soldier “get used to the new rags”?

About 13 minutes into I Am Legend Robert Neville has a flashback where he starts to rescue his family. While he loads them into the car, the camera cuts to two soldiers and one says to the other ...
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On “Mad Men”, why did Don Draper steal the identity of his fellow soldier?

In the first season of Mad Men, it is revealed that Don Draper was born Richard Whitman, but stole the identity "Don Draper" from a fellow soldier who died in Korea. The other soldier's body was not ...
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What is the meaning of the line at the end of Chinatown?

At the end of the amazing film Chinatown, Jake Gittes is told, 'Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown'. What are supposed to deduce from this? Is it that Jake is powerless to prevent or challenge what had ...
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How is George Stark related to the twin?

During the course of The Dark Half we learn that the killer is actually George Stark, an alter ego that Thad Beaumont invented in order to publish books not to be brought in relation with his name. ...
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Why was Mr. John Keating expelled from school?

I saw Dead Poets Society. Neil's parents were responsible for his death not John. Then why was the administration so determined to expel him from the organization?
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Why did Adam and Barbara have to dig up Beetlejuice?

After Barbara says Beetlejuice 3 times, her and Adam are transported into Adam's model where Beetlejuice is residing. Why did they have to dig him out of his coffin? Why was he just not there already? ...
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When did Peter/Will go to Greenhaven?

In the movie, "Dream House", it's revealed that: Will Atenton is actually Peter Ward. And that he had been in the Greenhaven Psycological Hospital for a long time and then discharged. When was ...
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Why does the eye surgeon help Anderton

I just watched Minority Report again and I always wonder about one part of the story. When Det. Anderton is about to get his eyes transplanted illegaly, the eye surgeon tells him, that he got ...
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How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Season 5, Episode 1, Walt and Jesse meet Mike on a one-lane dirt track in the middle of nowhere, after Mike has learned from the doctor that Gus is dead. How did they know when and where Mike would ...
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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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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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How did Pippin know that Merry was part of the Rohirrim army at Minas Tirith?

After the battle of the Pellenor Fields in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Pippin searched for Merry on the battlefield. The last time they spoke, Merry was still in Rohan. How, aside ...
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What is on the mirror in Lorenzo's oil?

In the movie Lorenzo's Oil, Mckaela Odone has a quote taped on her mirror, but it is in small font and difficult to see. What is it?
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Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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What lead to Don and Betty getting divorced on Mad Men?

Through the first three seasons of Mad Men, Don and Betty's relationship (and Don's indiscretions) are a primary focus. What factors contributed to the dissolving their marriage?
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Why was Anton Chigurh being arrested at the beginning of the film?

In No Country for Old Men, why was Anton Chigurh being arrested at the beginning of the film?
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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 ...
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Explain Lennys “I've done it” tattoo in Memento

So I've watched memento quite a few times. I feel for the most part that I understand it, while most people don't. I’ve seen people go as far as to say that Lenny is Sammy Jankins which is impossible. ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin?

At the end of the very last episode, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been poisoned, Lydia ...
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What was left of Luke's training?

In Star Wars Episode V, Luke leaves, evidently before he is ready to be a Jedi, and gets defeated by Vader. Luke goes back in Episode VI, but Yoda immediately dies and tells Luke that all that is ...
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What does this brick scene signify?

In The Dictator (2012), when Haffaz Aladeen has to remove weight to reach the hotel window through sliding rope, he empties his pocket's item one by one. Then he took a brick out of his pocket. I ...
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Why does Walt want to retain Jessie as his partner?

In Breaking Bad series 3, Gus organises a whole high-tech lab so Walt can make large volumes of his high quality crystal meth. The lab comes with a competent and reliable assistant. But Walt ...
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Why does Logan remember Yashida?

The Wolverine starts with the eponymous protagonist's encounter with Yashida during World War II. This does clearly happen before the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, during which he completely ...
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What is the meaning of the Donnie Darko like Rabbit figure in Sexy Beast

In the excellent film Sexy Beast we see a figure dressed in a rabbit outfit similar to the one from Donnie Darko and I wanted to know the significance of this. It appears many times during the film in ...
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Stinkmeaner's Fighting Skills in The Boondocks

In Episode 4 of Season 1, "Granddad's Fight", of Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Huey eventually realizes that Colonel H. Stinkmeaner isn't any type of legendary samurai, but just an old man who got ...
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“I like your outfit. Affordable?” How is this an insult?

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott's ex says to Scott's current girlfrend: I like your outfit. Affordable? This came across as an insult but I don't understand why. Could someone ...
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What was the reason for Harada's final decision?

In The Wolverine, Kenuichio Harada is the head of a band of ninjas that has defended the Yashida family for 700 years. In the early part of the film, he uses his skills in a failed effort to protect ...
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Why did Yashida “adopt” Yukio?

In The Wolverine we learn that Yukio is neither a real member of the Yashida family nor a mere employee, but she was an orphan found by Yashida when she was a child. When asked by Logan for the ...
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What was the plan of Chang and the City College?

In Community Season 4, Chang came back to the college with Changnesia and said his name was Kevin. But there was an evil plan with the dean of City College, which Chang gave up at the last episode ...
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How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the tunnel for many years without being discovered?

Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption is digging the tunnel to escape through the wall of his cell. He digs slowly and desperses the excavated material in the prison yard so that it doesn't accumulate ...
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What is the history between Little Bill and English Bob in Unforgiven?

In Unforgiven, it's understandable why Little Bill beat up English Bob--because he wanted to scare off anyone else who would come to collect the reward from the women and also keep aside the Big ...
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What's with Marissa's bleeding gums in Hanna?

I just watched Hanna (2011). At a couple of points during the film, the agent Marissa is seen brushing her teeth until they bleed. Is there a purpose to these scenes? They seemed to be focused on, ...
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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 Marcellus Wallace throw Tony Rocky Horror out of a window?

In Pulp Fiction, Jules and Vincent discuss the rumour that Marcellus Wallace has thrown Tony Rocky Horror out of a window (causing Tony to develop a speech impediment). It's rumoured that Marcellus ...
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Why did Katniss want Peeta to live?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Katniss insisted Peeta must live. She also convinced Haymitch that he should protect Peeta at any cost. Why?
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Why does the president of the Federation look like a Klingon?

I always wonder why the president of the Federation in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country looks very similar to a Klingon. He has the characteristic high hairline, this "Fu Manchu moustache" and, ...