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Why did the cops shoot Danny even though he stopped pointing the gun at them?

So I recently saw a movie from 1984 called Teachers with Ralph Malchio, Crispin Glover and Morgan Freeman but I am wondering that the character in the movie, a 16 year old stoner named Danny who had ...
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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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In the first season finale of the Flash, how did they know their plan would work the way it did?

(Spoiler alert for anybody who's even more behind in the show than I am.) So I recently watched the first season of The Flash, and during the season finale... ...how did everybody know that this ...
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How did they find the location of Panda village?

How did Tigress And Kai Find the location of panda village?
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What happened to Claire?

I've recently watched the movie "The Invitation" by director Karyn Kusama and I've really enjoyed it. The movie is a thriller and is about a friends' reunion that occurs after over two years from the ...
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Why does Tony Stark replace Jarvis as his AI after Age of Ultron?

Jarvis was a very sophisticated artificial intelligence but essentially was software, right? It would seem uncharactistic (and kind of dumb) if Tony not have multiple backups of Jarvis. So why did he ...
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What was Bartender/Temporal Agent's last mission?

In Predestination, it is shown in the beginning that temporal agent is sent on his last mission. But in the end I got really confused and didn't undertand what was his last mission? Was it to recruit ...
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What happened to Flint Lockwoods mother?

In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, there is a running plot line about the mother of protagonist Flint Lockwood. She believed in him, where his father did not. It is mentioned in passing, that she ...
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Spirit realm explanation from Kung Fu Panda 3

Early in the movie Kai collects enough chi to leave the spirit realm. So why is it that later when Po brings them both to the spirit realm Kai doesn't simply return to the mortal realm? He had more ...
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How did Apocalypse trap Quicksilver?

During the final fight with Apocalypse Quicksilver speeds up and starts landing blows to En Sabah Nur but after a while he traps his leg using the earth or sand. How does he do that (follow ...
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Was Berlin a part of the grand setup?

In The Life of David Gale, as the movie ends, you realize that the execution was all planned by Constance and David. What I want to know is: Was Berlin a part of the setup? What leads me to believe ...
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How did Solomon knows it is a signal of attack?

I've seen Blood Diamond on TV but I've missed some scenes so it makes me confused. When Danny Archer told Solomon "Time I quit smoking anyway, huh, Solomon?" Why would Solomon knows it is a signal of ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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What was Thomas' background?

For a while we are led on to believe that Thomas is Jewish. But later it is revealed that he was just using a dead Jew's papers. However, earlier the number tattoo on his arm was briefly shown to ...
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Why can Victor suddenly control his transformation?

During the course of Fantastic Four Victor von Doom slowly mutates into some kind of metallic creature being able to shoot lightnings (and thus becomes Dr. Doom), a transformation that is completed at ...
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What really happened in the chemistry lab?

At some point in the movie October Sky (1999) flames were created. I didn't clearly get it. So What really happened in the chemistry lab?
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Why didn't Sherlock Holmes investigate the events surrounding Irene Adler?

In the 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Moriarty and Irene Adler have an brief conversation in a restaurant. After the exchange, she passes out before exiting. Later in the film, Moriarty ...
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How does Sherlock deduce the relationship between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson?

In the first episode of BBC's Sherlock, "A Study In Pink" Sherlock insinuates a sexual encounter occurred between Sergeant Donovan and Anderson. He mentions something about Anderson's deodorant, and ...
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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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What does Mycroft mean when he says “we don't want a repeat of 1972?”

In "The Reichenbach Fall" (S2E3) of Sherlock, Mycroft meets with John in the Diogenes Club. In the course of their conversation, Mycroft says to John "we don't want a repeat of 1972.” To what is he ...
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Was Zero Effect an early attempt to do a modern Sherlock Holmes?

As far as I can remember (it's hard to check since I don't think there has ever been a region 2 DVD) the fantastic but under appreciated movie Zero Effect featured a somewhat reclusive private eye ...
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Why did Hanne choose not to pursue them?

In the ending of Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher, After Hanne Lindberg find out about the trick of Benjamin and his three other teammates (the sugar cube trick), why did she choose not to pursuit ...
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Which girl Parry was referring to after waking up?

In the end of The Fisher King, when Parry was being woken up by Jack after a coma, he said he had had a dream and it was about a girl that he really missed. Who is he referring to? His current ...
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What was the significance of the words written by Oliver on the advertisement board?

In a scene from the movie Beginners (2010), the character Oliver is spraying some words on an advertisement board with spray paint and he sprayed these words, YOU MAKE ME LAUGH, BUT IT'S NOT ...
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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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How did Harry Potter recover after Voldemort's attack?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Harry had the resurrection stone, which can bring death to life. But in the movie it was shown that in spite of having a resurrection stone, nobody ...
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What is the significance of Ninja Swords being the weapon for Deadpool?

I was watching Deadpool and one thing which stuck in my mind is why ninja swords. Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords. Then what was the reason that Deadpool ...
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How did Mirena survive the fall?

In the movie: Dracula Untold. When Vlad Dracula is fighting the Turisk army, with his powers (giant hand of bats etc...) His wife and son are at highest point of the towers. His son gets taken ...
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How do the singularity breaches works in The Flash? [closed]

I just saw all 5 currently released episodes of Season 2 from The Flash and got a few questions. Answers to any of my questions will be helpful, some questions might not have been explained but if I ...
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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 see....
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Why did Howard Saint want revenge on “Otto Krieg”?

In the beginning of the 2004 movie The Punisher, an arms deal went horribly wrong and both Bobby Saint (Howard's son) and Otto Krieg (the arms dealer) died in an accidental shootout with police. ...
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Why did Yashida fake his own death?

In The Wolverine (2013), the aging Yashida wishes to make contact with Logan so that he can try to persuade the mutant to voluntarily relinquish his healing powers to Yashida or, if Logan refuses, to ...
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Is this the grave of a child in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams?

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is a strange symbolic film. My question is about a possible relevance between the first dream (nightmare!) and the last sweet dream in a cyclic story! The following paragraphs ...
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Meaning and influence of the tip at the end of Men In Black 3?

I know many things did not make sense in Men In Black 3 but the last scene where griffin is eating pie and notices K did not give a tip and looks up to see a meteor and as soon as K remembers and ...
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Adamantium and healing in The Wolverine

In the last parts of The Wolverine: Yashida, via the Silver Samurai, drilled into Wolverine's cut-off claws and presumably sucked all the adamantium out of him, as evidenced by his claws becoming ...
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Why don't Wolverine's claws grow back with Adamantium?

So I am re-watching The Wolverine and it seems quite conflicting. I thought because ALL bone was basically Adamantium now that there wouldn't be plain bone claws. If there was still bone claws wouldn'...
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Who was the caller in the episode “Last Call” (S03E15)

In the Person of Interest episode S03E15, the POI was Sandra Nicholson, who works in a 911-dial in station. She was forced by a caller to delete calls from a certain date from the server. At the end ...
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How is it possible that they had never seen that car on the bridge before?

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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What was Rat looking for in Fantastic Mr. Fox? Cider?

After Mr. Fox's fight with Rat, we have the following scene: Mr. Fox: All these wasted years, what were you looking for, Rat? Rat: Sssss … Ash: He's trying to say something, Dad. ...
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Did Jerome know that the paintings he was appropriating were human remains from the Strathmore Strangler?

At the climax of the movie Art School Confidential, Jerome, the disillusioned art student, takes the paintings of the old drunk Jimmy and enters them in an art show. They turn out to be gruesome ...
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What was the decision Madge Hardcastle took?

I just saw and loved "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". Towards the end, Madge Hardcastle (Celia Imrie) is asked by her driver if she wants to turn left or right. Which man does she want to ...
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How many White Walkers are there?

Season 6 Episode 5 Spoilers Throughout Game of Thrones, we have seen multiple White Walkers die. As far as I remember: Sam killed one with dragonglass Jon Snow killed one with Longclaw Meera Reed ...
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Did Batman break his no killing rule when he burned down the monastery in Batman Begins?

And if the fire didn't kill anyone, what would be the point? Destroying a headquarters won't prevent the organisation carrying out its plan.
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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 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 Caleb try to get Nathan drunk the second time?

In Ex Machina, If Caleb had already reprogrammed the security protocol, why did he attempt to get Caleb drunk again? Or perhaps Caleb tried to get Nathan drunk again because he thought that Nathan had ...
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Did Ra's al Ghul have a hand in the murder of Bruce's parents?

In the film, Liam Neeson's character states something along the lines that they had tried to destroy Gotham once before via economics, but some stubborn citizens (Bruce's parents) kept things afloat. ...
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Why did Christine Collins never demand DNA testing on her fake kid?

In Changeling (2008), Cops handed over a fake kid to Collins, then pretend for it to be the real kid. Then why can't she demand a DNA testing on this fake kid?
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How could Sam pull Michael in the cage with him?

On Supernatural, in 5x22 "Swan Song", Sam (while controlling Lucifer) was able to pull Michael with him in the cage. How could he do that? Michael is an archangel, he could've just zap Sam out of ...
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Wasn't Iron Man smart enough not to fight the Winter Soldier?

At the end of Captain America: Civil War Iron Man gets mad at the Winter Soldier when he finds out that he killed his parents. Isn't Tony Stark smart enough, though, to know that this is exactly what ...