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What did David say to the engineer in Prometheus?

In Prometheus, when the android David is talking with the Engineer, first he stumbles a bit and stays crouched, then they are all asking him questions and David seems to translate it. Then they all ...
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In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?

In the movie "Prometheus" the android David flawlessly executes a seemingly endless range of tasks: learns to read and speak an alien language shoots a basketball with precision keeps the spaceship ...
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Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?

In Edge of Tomorrow William Cage is reliving the same day over and over again. The time loop always starts with Cage waking up at Heathrow, after his meeting with the General.       ...
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Why did the train need to keep moving?

Presumably, the Snowpiercer drove in a circular pattern since it had been running for 17 years prior to the events in the movie. At one point, the creepy woman with glasses who seemed to be at least ...
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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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Whose corpse is in the grave towards the end of The Woman in Black?

Towards the end of The Woman in Black (2012), Arthur Kipps finds the dead body of the child in the marshes, and he places his dead body into his grave. I thought the grave should have been empty, but ...
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Why did Mrs Robinson ask Benjamin not to take Elaine out in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, Mrs Robinson asks Benjamin not to take Elaine Robinson out or date her. Why does she want to prevent Benjamin from dating her daughter? Would it be that she thinks ...
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Why couldn't Ocean's team show Benedict the live feed? Why was the recording needed?

In Ocean's Eleven, during the vault robbery, Terry Benedict is shown a recording of a copy of his vault with the robbery in progress. The way I understand the time line, when this was happening Ocean, ...
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What was the point of eating and drinking?

In Oculus (2013), Kaylie sets up a few alarms for her and her brother to perform various tasks. One of them is to eat and another is to hydrate (drink water). They were ~60 minute alarms. I didn't ...
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How did Louis Bloom get away with what he got away with?

At the end of the movie NightCrawler, the main character Louis Bloom seems to have gotten away with a felony. He clearly withheld information from the police. So why didn't the the detectives get a ...
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Event Horizon “disappearance” plot hole

The premise of the movie is that the Event Horizon, a secret prototype "gravity drive" powered faster-than-light spaceship, mysteriously "disappears" on its maiden test flight to Alpha Centauri. But ...
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How did the guys get weapons and gadgets in the sewer?

In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) movie, April rescued the turtles and the rat (Splinter) and left them in sewer. When they grew up, they had access to gadgets like skateboards, monitors ...
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How long have they been dead?

In the 2001 film 'The Others,' how long have Grace and the children been dead? Anne mentions to Mrs. Mills that the servants left and then "Mummy went mad," and Grace mentions that the servants left ...
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The Rock: Mistake or deliberate?

I just watched an old classic, The Rock from 1996 with Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery (among other) and while watching it I noticed something I hadn’t notice before which didn’t quite sit well in my ...
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Why did Fury (2014) ended this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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What exactly is Billy Cole?

In Fright Night (1985) Billy Cole is described as Jerry Dandrige's "day guard". During the movie Charlie mentioned Billy wasn't a vampire because Billy was seen walking around in the sunlight. As ...
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Did Nick really push Amy?

During the first half of Gone Girl, we see many scenes narrated by Amy. These are as written in her diary. So was that pushing incident a reality?
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Who is this giant in Hancock?

In the tornado battle in Hancock when Hancock is fighting his "wife" there appears to be a huge (maybe mechanical) figure running through the destruction. It appears to be almost twice the size ...
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Where are the dogs in Titanic?

In the movie Titanic, when Jack first sees Rose for the first time, there are some dogs being taken for a walk on that deck by an officer. But when the Titanic is going down, none of the dogs were ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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Where did the “dog” come from?

In I Am Number Four when John (Number Four) and Henri are moving from the beach to Paradise, they are being followed by a lizard which then transforms into a dog and gets adopted by them. Later on ...
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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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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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What was with that scene with Glenn and Daryl?

In Season 4, Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, there was a scene at the very end where Daryl and Glenn step out of a car. Daryl and Glenn haven't seen each other all season. Was that some kind of ...
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Where did Loco get the rifle from?

During The Great Silence (orig.: Il grande silenzio) the sheriff is escorting Loco out of Snow Hill to the higher orders for supposedly attacking Silence. During their travel they make a stop in the ...
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Why did Daryl take the cash and jewelry?

In The Walking Dead episode S04E12, Daryl and Beth came across a country club while looking for alcohol for Beth to drink. During this time Beth notices Daryl is taking what looks like a purse and ...
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Why did Holmes aim at the explosive rather than at Moriarty?

When Holmes and Moriarty are having a stand off in the swimming pool Holmes has a gun trained on Moriarty's chest. He looks at Watson and Watson nods so he moves his aim to the bomb. Why would this ...
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What did Jules Gaspard get in Invitation to a Gunfighter?

In Invitation to a Gunfighter, when Jules Gaspard leaves town and is confronted by Matt Weaver the following conversation happens: Matt: If its not money then what you want, what (did) you get? ...
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What's the deal with the rewind?

Funny Games (2007) was just a hard movie to watch period. But, I really got kicked in the head when Paul rewound the scene and started it over. What? After Paul and Peter return to the house with ...
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Does Nina die in the final scene of Black Swan?

Assuming the final scene of Black Swan is not a hallucination, Nina injured herself some significant time earlier in her dressing room and danced two entire sections as the black, and then the white, ...
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Did Rose die at the end of Titanic, or was she dreaming?

At the end of Titanic, the camera pans across a group of pictures that showed Rose had lived a rich, full life (some of which was suggested to her by Jack - e.g. learning how to ride 'like a man'). ...
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Why do the kicks have to occur simultaneously?

In Inception, why do the kicks on the different levels have to occur simultaneously, rather than one after another?
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How did Happy get holes in her clothes?

In the Scorpion episode "True Colors" as Happy and Toby leave the wine celler, Happy's clothes are fine, but in the next scene as they approach the van, Happy's clothes are swiss cheese. What ...
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What does Francis Underwood's ring mean to him and why does he bury it?

At the end of House of Cards episode S02E05, when Frank attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the Civil War reenactment site he places (and ultimately buries) his ring in the soil (of what I assume ...
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How much is Claire Underwood aware of her husband's more serious deeds?

While Francis Underwood's motivation and moral limitations (or lack thereof) in House of Cards most of the time seem rather clear-cut, his wife Claire and her state of mind sometimes stay a bit more ...
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How did Nucky rise to power?

How did Nucky Thompson wrest power over Atlantic City from The Commodore?
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How did walking dead characters get cured?

I remember in season 4 of The Walking Dead that Glenn, Sasha and a few others were infected with some type of illness and that they were still sick even when the Governor attacked them. How were they ...
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How do Ocean's 13 rip Bank of 500 million dollars in one night?

In the movie Ocean's 13, they rig every game in the casino in order for Bank to lose as much as possible. But once everyone is on a winning streak, Danny gives the green light to start the ...
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Understanding the Flight of the Dead

I was watching the Sherlock episode A Scandal in Belgravia the other day. Everything seemed fine but I didn't get the flight of dead part and those people in the beginning who reported of missing ...
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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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Why do the people at the pub make David and Jack leave?

In the 1981 film, An American Werewolf in London, Jack and David are backpacking across the Yorkshire moors, when they enter a pub called The Slaughtered lamb at night. When they ask about the five ...
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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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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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Who is the girl in the limo?

21 Jump Street scene, after Prom, where the baddies escape in limos and Schmidt and Jenko are chasing them in equally sized limos. But in their limo is some girl, drunk out of her mind, who Jenko ...
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Dolores Umbridge: Misguided or Sinister?

This is an on-going debate between my husband and I stemming from our viewing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this weekend. In OOTP, Umbridge really appears to be more of a misguided ...
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As of S03EP01, does walker blood have an effect on open orafices/wounds?

During the first episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead, I noticed the group is now very cavalier about taking down walkers: This is a staunch contrast from the first season when they covered ...
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Where did Rick get the matches?

In The Walking Dead season 1, episode 1 (maybe it was the pilot?) when Rick wakes up in the hospital he stumbles around looking at all the carnage until he heads toward the stairwell exit. In the ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series?

What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series? What does it mean? Why is it never explained?
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What kind of surgery was operated on Root's ear in episode / (S03E17)

In S03E17 - / (/ is the name of episode) of Person of Interest, Root undergoes a surgery at an otolaryngologist. Did the device operated by the Decima guy impact so badly that it broke her ear ...