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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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What is the significance of the cat?

In Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fight. This scene is not comedic; yet there are numerous cuts to a cat. At one point at the end, the camera actually zooms in and out on the cat! ...
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What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive?

What's written on Cook's hand in the film Drive? When The Driver is planning the pawn shop robbery with Standard, Cook and Blanche, Cook sends Standard and Blanche away and says to the Driver that ...
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Why didn't Cobb talk to any of his team members at the airport in the ending of Inception?

In Inception, it always makes me wonder why Cobb didn't say a hello to his team members. He does not even smile at any of his team members at the airport. What is the reason he acts like he does now ...
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Why is not a single grounder deformed in The 100?

Due to the radiation, at least some of them should have been deformed. The people in the desert produced deformed offspring, and the deformed were outcast, or killed. But all grounders are very ...
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Why was the body needed in Lucky Number Slevin?

Lucky Number Slevin is a fantastic genre bending movie with a strange blend of thriller-crime-humour. And it has an excellent twist which I won't reveal for those who have not seen it (but it is the ...
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How does Captain America reclaim his shield in The Winter Soldier?

Captain America and his chums are captured by the forces that have corrupted S.H.I.E.L.D., who truck them off for assassination. They are freed by Maria Hill, who had infiltrated the enemy forces, and ...
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How did the prosecution know what Bates said?

In the 2012 Downton Abbey Christmas Special, the prosecution seems to have a very good idea of all sorts of things Mr. Bates said in various "private" moments - during a side conversation with Anna ...
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To whom is the Chitauri mastermind talking in the beginning?

I'm not sure if it's really the Chitauri mastermind, but bear with me. In the opening of The Avengers we see some blue glimmer, some Chitauri, Loki's hands receiving the scepter/spear. All overlaid ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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Who killed the assasins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of the Godfather 2. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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How could Eisenheim achieve those reflections on the scene in that era?

In The Illusionist (2006), how could Eisenheim achieve those reflections (visions) on the scene? Even in one of the scenes, there was a (ghost) boy walking through the audience. Given that the film ...
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How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

In the last episode (Better Angels) of AMC's The Walking Dead, Shane and Randall became walkers shortly after dying: According to Wikipedia: This episode suggests that the zombie outbreak could ...
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What is the significance of the conversation between Menzies and Turing in the movie The Imitation Game?

In the scene where they both talk in Joan's house, when Turing reveals that Cairncross was the spy, why does the MI6 agent (Mark Strong) take it lightly? He says something regarding that he placed him ...
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Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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What do main characters survive on during the zombie apocalypse?

I love Zombieland. I happened to watch it last week on FX a couple of times in a row, and I was thinking after the movie that it never really showed us about their eating habits and how they survive ...
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Why was it called Third Earth?

On the cartoon Thundercats they arrive on Third Earth from planet Thundera. It seems like it's an apocolyptic Earth and shares some myths (such as King Arthur) and according to the Thundercats wiki ...
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Explanation of scene in the Official Story (La historia oficial)

In the movie, when Alicia goes to Roberto's workplace to see him, there is a man who's nervous and very impatient about seeing Andrada. He's afraid of being put in jail, but Roberto and his co-workers ...
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How did Tony Stark get his new suits?

So from the very beginning of Avengers:Age of Ultron we see Tony Stark flying around as Iron Man, we also see the Iron Legion and an automated repair room for them. There is also "Veronica" The Hulk ...
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Why did Bilbo want the ring back from Frodo?

I watched Lord of the Rings, and I saw a change in Bilbo when he had to give up the ring. He became mad and didn't want to part with it. When Bilbo was giving gifts to Frodo he gave him a shirt and ...
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Why does Quaid shoot the soldier that frees him?

In the 2012 version of Total Recall, when Quaid is being strapped into the chair to have his Hauser memories/personality re-implanted one of the soldiers is shown to cut Quaid's wrist restraints with ...
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Wouldn’t Underwood’s plan for Sharp in season 3 of House of Cards be obvious?

In episode 11 of season 3 of House of Cards, would it not have been obvious that Sharp was “in concert” with Underwood if she had announced her support for him, as planned, rather than for Dunbar, ...
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Handcuffs found by Yuri

In the second episode of Fortitude we see Yuri entering the empty police station in order to return the rifle that the sheriff lent him. While searching through the place he finds a pair of handcuffs ...
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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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Was Nakatomi corp. involved in illegal activity?

After Hans Gruber's gang seizes control of Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard, Hans and several henchmen accompany Joseph Takagi to his office and this is said: Hans Gruber: Theo has some questions for ...
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Explanation of Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007)

No Smoking is by-far the most confusing movie I have ever watched. I didn't understand the plot at all. Here are some of my queries. How did Baba Bengali know where K's flight would land even when ...
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Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?

The new Russian sub in The Hunt for Red October had a new 'caterpillar' drive which meant it was undetecable to sonars. However, it was spotted on it's maiden voyage and Jones immediately worked out ...
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What are the Babadook's powers/abilities?

In the 2014 Australian horror movie, the Babadook, the eponymous monster is implied to grow stronger as the victim denies it. Towards the end, Amelia acknowledges the monster which makes him weak, or ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

In the 3rd episode of the series ("The Revenge of the Sith"), in the ending we see that Anakin kills Padme. Then he fights Obi Wan, loses and the Emperor saves him. When Vader asks if Padme's alright, ...
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Why did Cersei Lannister start a physical relationship with her brother Jaime?

In Game of Thrones, did Cersei Lannister not find anyone else in the entire King's Landing to satisfy her desires? At least someone other than her own brother to be the father of all her children? ...
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Why and how did Valentine disappear?

Clouds of Sils Maria Spoiler ahead: The story is about Maria Enders, she is now middle aged and a director wants to revived her character that she did 20 years ago. This time director wants to cast ...
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What's in the package which Billy gives Madolyn in The Departed

Just before the climax of The Departed, Billy comes to Madolyn's apartment and gives her a package to keep safe and asks her to open it if he's dead or if he tells her to. In a later scene, we ...
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Super 8 questions

Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being ...
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What was the deal with the crazy Major at Fort Hays?

After Lieutenant Dunbar survives his suicide attempt in the beginning and gets decorated, he stops at Fort Hays to get his orders to go to the Frontier signed by Major Fambrough. After signing the ...
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Are House Martell secretly Team Targaryen?

So in season one of Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Mormont tells Dany that "when Aegon Targaryen conquered the six kingdoms, he didn't do it because he had a right. He did it because he could". This, of ...
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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 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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Why did Neo have powers in the real world?

In the Matrix, why did Neo have magic powers in the real world? For example, (1) Those scenes where he blows up those robots purportedly with his mind. (2) That one where he has no eyes but can ...
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What crime is Alice Morgan charged with?

In series 2 of Luther Alice Morgan is in a mental hospital after the events of the last episode of series 1. How come she is not in prison and has she also admitted the murder of her parents?
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Does Jack die in the end of the movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart?

I'd just like to know if Jack died in the end of Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. I mean, seriously, I need to know. They somewhat suggest it, sure, but I mean, he could be just dreaming or ...
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What was the purpose of 'Pursuit of Happyness'

I heard that there was a history behind the movie 'Pursuit of Happyness', as this was the dream project of Will Smith. I loved that movie and want to know the story. Can anyone help me find it?
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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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Would the crew have made it back to Earth anyway?

When Kappa decouples the bomb from Icarus 2 in Sunshine the second shield protecting the living quarters of the ship floats away and the shield starts to break apart. Was this meant to mean that no ...
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At what point did Lou Bloom decide to 'sack' his assistant?

Lou Bloom is a sociopath who is trying to establish a video news company. He hires Rick, a kid from the streets, as his assistant and 2nd cameraman. At first Lou intends to pay Rick nothing, instead ...
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How did Jesse know that Walt has killed Mike?

In Breaking Bad Final Season when Walt meets Jesse with Saul and asks Jesse to leave town, Jesse breaks into tears and says to Walt that why doesn't he tell him straight away what he wants or he will ...
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Why didn't the gangster shoot Lou?

In Nightcrawler, the injured gangster shoots down Rick when he comes in front of him, but when the same gangster comes out of the car, he sees Lou standing right in front of him, filming. Yet he does ...
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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: ...
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Why Coraline's real parents can't remember about the trap?

Coraline Spoilers Ahead: So I learnt many things about the movie from "The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” Basically it's look like a normal fantasy animation movie, but it actually has a ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...