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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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Why doesn't Alan Shore contest for partnership?

In Boston Legal Alan Shore is an excellent attorney who brings in loads of cash, has sued and won against the tobacco industry and various government branches. He has been to the Supreme Court and won ...
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Why is Carrie distraught while watching Saul's hearing before the Intelligence Committee

At the end of the first episode of the third season (s03e01 : Tin Man Is Down) Carrie watches Saul's testimony on live television and is distraught. She is at home, alone, on her bed when she watches ...
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Why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman?

In season 4 of Homeland, why did Dennis Boyd steal information for Sandy Bachman? After Bachman’s death, Boyd is blackmailed by an ISI agent; he’s threatened with having his theft be revealed to the ...
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Who makes the arrows in TV show Arrow?

Arrow I was searching for the source of arrows but had no luck. In S01 there were some mentions that Oliver Queen made arrows for himself. I think I saw some scenes too of making arrows by Oliver ...
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What do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation?

In Interstellar, what do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation? Do they get the entire human race on giant space ships and transport them to a habitable planet? (How ...
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Why did the boy call 911?

In the movie "Mystic River", a 911 call by a boy played a key roll in closing the murder case. But why on earth did he (who later turned out to be the murderer) called 911?
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What is the war in V for Vendetta?

In the movie V for Vendetta, they talk about the war in America spreading to England. What war are they referring to. There also seems to be some mention around the United States not being so United. ...
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Did Agent Classified and Eva inform the others?

In the 2014 movie Penguins of Madagascar, when the penguins are in pursuit after busting out of Dave's submarine, it seems to me that Agent Classified and Eva came to know about the pursuit by ...
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Breathing issues?

I don't quite understand the breathing issues Superman had on Zod's ship. Specifically in the context of the fact that he doesn't strictly need to breath to stay alive. This is shown when they were ...
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Lara's pregnancy in Man of Steel

In Man of Steel; How is it that no one seems to know of Lara's Pregnancy? Did Jor El hide her away for the entire term of her pregnancy? Why was it considered Heresy?
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How was the baby born in the start?

In 2014 movie Predestination, So, how was the baby born for the first time, and how does it come to know about the predestination?
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What was the significance of Kurtz joining airborne

In Apocalypse now what was the relevance of Kurtz wanting to join airborne. I understood that it was surprising because of his age but why would it prevent him from being promoted and why did he want ...
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How is the opening quote from movie Apocalypto related to the movie?

Before starting of the movie "Apocalypto" it shows the quote: A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. - Will Durant How is it related to the ...
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Why does William Stryker say he gave Wolverine claws even though he had them way before?

In X2, just right before Wolverine chains Stryker to the chopper, William Stryker says the following: People don't change, Wolverine. You were an animal then. You're an animal now. I ...
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How does the escaping criminal move the fridge back?

In season 4 of Luther, there is a scene where the police track the serial killer to his base. The killer escapes, apparently via some industrial air ducting. Luther finds his escape route but only ...
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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Why was Clark Kent unable to hold the falling steel structure of the oil rig?

It is seen in the movie that Clark was unable to hold the steel structure of the oil rig and was plunged into the sea with it. Isn't is expected that Clark Kent would have full control over the steel ...
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Why don't General Zod's people seem to age?

In the movie Man of Steel, After Krypton's explosion freed General Zod and his crew, they searched for Superman for 33 years. Shouldn't they be look 33 years older than they did when they were ...
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How did the final confrontation in Man of Steel get resolved?

At the end of Man of Steel, Superman breaks the neck of General Zod. My question is, how could he do that so easily? And why did none of the Kryptonians think about doing that to him? Especially, ...
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Kal-el finding Kara's scoutship and the 18 thousand year gap between them

In Man of Steel we saw Kal-el finding Kara's scout ship. He finds several pods and one of them is Kara's. In the prequel there were ships to be launched in the void (age of expansion) and one of them ...
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What is the full phrase and it's purpose?

In Man of Steel, when Clark surrenders to the US army and is sitting in the interrogation room at 01:10:55 you can see words "hind the line", which I assume comes from "behind the line", but the rest ...
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Why didn't James believe Beckham was alive in Hurt Locker?

After watching The Hurt Locker, I initially thought the dead boy covered up with bomb was Beckham, but after googling I'm certain they were two different kids. Now, I am puzzled to know, What's the ...
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How could Jor El become heretic if he didn't have free will?

In Man of Steel Kal-El asked Jor-El: Why didn't you come with me? His answer was: ...Your mother, Lara, and I were a product of the failures of our world as much as Zod was tied to its fate. ...
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What does Beth mean when she says: “I get it now.”

In The Walking Dead, at the end of the episode Coda, Beth says to Dawn: "I get it now.". What does she mean? How is it related to their earlier conversation?
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How did the “smokers” have all of those cigarettes in Waterworld?

In Waterworld, the antagonists known as the "smokers" are shown as always having a lit cigarette and smoking. They show another scene where there are piles of cigarettes. Since there is no "dry ...
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How long did the journey to Europa take?

In Europa Report, is the length of the journey to Europa ever mentioned? How long did it take? Is the route described?
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What is the meaning of Teddy's memories of Dachau?

During his visit on Shutter Island Marshal Teddy Daniels repeatedly has traumatic memories of the liberation of the KZ Dachau during his service in WWII, where he saw the piles of corpses, let an ...
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What is Jerome saying with the tuft of hair?

At the end of Gattaca, before Vincent heads to his flight, Jerome shows him a whole lot of samples and says that he's going on a "journey" himself. He gives Vincent an envelope not to open before he's ...
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What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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What happened with Richard Harrow in the (season 3) finale?

I watched it several days ago, and only now just caught on: At the end when he goes back to the brothel to rescue the boy from Rosetti's men, he was alone. It wasn't part of some plan of Nucky's. ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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How did Magneto know Mystique injected the metal into Laurio's body?

In X2, Magneto sensed the iron in the guardian Laurio's blood, which was injected by Mystique, and used it to escape the plastic prison. It is normal that he sensed it, since he is, well... Magneto. ...
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Why did Owen Chase not fire his harpoon at Moby Dick?

In movie In the Heart of the Sea, when Owen Chase finally faces the big white whale (later named Moby Dick) with his harpoon, why does he not do it?
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Is the ending of the movie “Taking Lives” legally justified?

At the end of Taking Lives My question is if this whole sacking of Scott and her living secluded, pregnant, was a set up to catch Asher/Costa, as he would come to her, How can Scott kill him? She ...
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How did Rick survive while in coma?

In the very beginning of the Walking Dead series if I recall correctly, Rick has been in coma for over a month, yet he managed to survive. We don't know exactly when the hospital got over-run but ...
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope in BTTF II?

In this scene from Back to the Future Part II Marty is about to be run over, but Doc saves him. How did Doc Brown know to drop the rope? (I read a fan hypothesis ...
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How did Kylo Ren get ahead of them?

Near the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens How the heck did he get in front of them? They are surprised by this as well so there's something to it.
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Why are humans fighting in the Walking Dead?

In season 3 of the Walking Dead televison series, what is the problem with the Governor? Why is he killing other humans? For God's sake, it's the Apocalypse, 95% of the world is dead, all the ...
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Why do we not see snow or much of season change in the Walking Dead?

I do not recall seeing much snow or any serious weather change in the Walking Dead series. Is there a specific reason for that?
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Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?

I watched the movie The Others recently, and I was blown away by the ending and the story. I was thinking about this plot element which didn't make much sense to me. It's about the return of the ...
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What was the meaning of Fiona's visit to the killer in prison, in the last scene?

I've read the interesting question regarding the death of the priest's dog in the movie Calvary, and the discussion about that. The question I have is regarding the very last scene, in which the ...
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Was Spencer still alive?

In the movie Astronaut's Wife, the scene where Spencer's body is electrocuted. We see the alien being leave him. Had the body not died due to electrocution, would it still have the real Spencer? In ...
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Why does The Bartender have surgery marks?

There is a scene in Predestination where The Bartender shows his surgery marks, as if he was a woman as well. What does this mean?
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Prometheus MedPod [duplicate]

When Shaw wanted to extract Trilobite from her stomach she needed to d deceive medical program. I wonder if there is an explanation that MedPod placed specially for Meredith Vickers does not have ...
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How can Wells know?

I can't be precise hence I have overloaded the question with pics As the title asks, when Barry went back to the past in The Flash, a series of events happened. One was Cisco discovering that Dr. ...
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Why was Lucius Malfoy never arrested?

In the Harry Potter series Lucius Malfoy is depicted quite early as one of the first Death-eaters. As a Death-eater, we can assume that he has probably used unforgivable curses many times (I wrote ...
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How were the Abominable Bride murders committed?

If I understand The Abominable Bride correctly (admittedly a very big "if"), the graveyard scene serves to prove to Sherlock that However, if the Ricoletti case really had occurred, then the ...