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What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?

Much of the film revolves around the retrieval of an object known only as The Rabbit’s Foot. But nobody discloses information about it. What was the Rabbit's foot and what could it do?
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Where does Limbo take place?

This question is inspired by Who was dreaming when and whose mind was being projected?, where the infographic shows very well in which mind each dream level takes place, except for the Limbo: So ...
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Is coming out of a limbo easy or difficult?

At Level 1 when Saito is shot in the chest and Eames is about to shoot him in the head (in the warehouse) Cobb stops him saying that as they are all on sedatives killing him would send him to the ...
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Why was it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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What does Sherlock say just before opening Irene Adler's safe?

In Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, the americans force Sherlock to open Irene Adler's safe by threatening Holmes and Adler at gunpoint. The safe turns out to be booby trapped. But just before he ...
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Why does Detective Rydell continue to investigate the case?

In the 2006 film 'Running Scared' there's a scene where Detective Rydell (a dirty cop) meets with Joey Gazelle, Tommy Perello, and another mafia member. Rydell informs them that he was one of the ...
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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...
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Why does Sherlock battle a robed swordsman?

In Sherlock season 1 episode 2, The Blind Banker, when John is buying groceries in the market and having a brawl with the machine, Sherlock is shown battling with a robed swordsman or samurai at Baker ...
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Why is it called John Dies at the End?

The 2012 adaptation of David Wong's "John Dies at the End" ends without John dying at the end at all. While the core of the film espouses the belief that time is not linear, the word "end" suggests ...
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What is the Butterfly-Effect in Mr. Nobody?

In Mr. Nobody, the concept of time-travel is blended with the butterfly effect. In the movie, when the old man tells his story as a child, he says that he chose his mommy and daddy because they would ...
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Does Evelyn Salt Stop the Bombs out of Patriotism or for Revenge?

In the movie Salt with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber, towards the end of the movie we see Salt stop the nuclear attack which was initiated by Winter. Does she do this out of patriotism, for the ...
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How did the FBI get Jordan's note to Donnie?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), how did the FBI get the yellow note that Jordan gave to Donnie toward the end of the movie? There was no mention of it after that or any explanation and nothing ...
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Who commits the murders in The Ninth Gate?

In the underrated Polanski movie The Ninth Gate, Jonny Depp plays Corso, a dodgy antique book dealer, who is hired by Balkan, a rich collector, to verify the authenticity of a rare dark book, The Nine ...
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Which Wolverine Existed During the Time Gap?

* Minor Spoilers * During X-Men: Days of Future Past it is explained that the actions Wolverine takes in the past will not come into effect until he wakes up. So when he wakes up in the present the ...
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How did Keitel know that Deisler was a traitor?

During Stereo's showdown Keitel wonders that "Zille" would surely not come alone. He asks Deisler how many men they have down there but when Deisler answers that there are some ten but more on their ...
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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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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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Why did Cyrus hire/pay a killer in Scandal Season 1?

I'm meanwhile at the end of season 2 of Scandal, however there is one thing I have never understood: in the first season, Cyrus meets the killer (the ex-colleague of Huck) of Amanda Tanner in his ...
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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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How true is Magneto's future catharsis?

Magneto's future self in X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to be a refined and wiser man to some degree. While there were earlier instances of him working together with the X-Men and this time it might ...
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How does the mad scientist obtain a digital copy of the classified document?

Late in RED 2 the "mad scientist" Dr. Edward Bailey claims that he himself published the classified document on the Internet using a phone that he stole from the asylum guard. The classified document ...
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What was the connection between the Mayfly Man, Tessa and the other women?

In The Sign of Three, when Sherlock is having a conference with the 5 women (the Mayfly Man case), he finds that the employers of all five women are different. So how does Tessa know about the wedding ...
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What did Mrs. Hudson find so amusing about the telegrams?

In The Sign Of Three, when John enters 221B Baker Street, he finds Mrs.Hudson laughing hysterically. When asked, she replies telegrams. What was so funny about the telegrams? JOHN: Mrs Hudson? ...
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Why did the 11th doctor live so long compared with his predecessors?

According to the TARDIS Data Core there was about two or three years between the appearance of the 9th doctor and his regeneration. From the same source we can estimate that the 10th doctor lived ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Facts revealing Hannibal

I have watched both seasons of the Hannibal series, although with some pauses between various "sessions", so there is no problem with spoilers. My question is: how do the protagonists (Will, Jack, ...
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At the end of the movie, does Aunt May know Peter Parker is Spiderman?

When he gives Aunt May the eggs he was supposed to bring earlier, he is clearly injured but Aunt May does not suggest that he is Spider-man. (At least that's what I remember) However, after Gwen goes ...
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Bollywood movie No Smoking (2007 film) explanation

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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How did Mola “betray Shiva” in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

In the ending of Indiana Jones 2, Indy accuses Mola Ram, the priest of "betraying Shiva" or something like that, causing the Sankara stones to ignite and eventually to kill Mola. How had Mola betrayed ...
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What phone call does Mrs. Hudson refer to in “The Empty Hearse”?

In the beginning of the Sherlock episode The Empty Hearse when John returns to 221B Baker Street, Mrs. Hudson shows a very rude behavior by slamming tea and biscuits onto the table. Why was she so ...
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How could Andy Dufresne do so much after his escape without being caught?

At the end of The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne escapes from the prison in the night, then during the next day he uses his fake identity and runs several banks, gets a convertible car and makes ...
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Is there significance behind the visions in Enemy?

There are a lot of weird visions about spiders in Enemy (2013) and I was wondering if that signified something about the character?
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Why is killing Slade Wilson so hard for Oliver?

I have been wondering, why can't Oliver kill Slade Wilson (aka. Deathstroke) and be done with it? I know the producers don't want that, but what has Slade got against Oliver Queen that he cannot kill ...
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Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?

The Voight-Kampff test (the so-called "empathy test") in the film has been bothering me for some time... It is acknowledged in the film that the test can give a false negative - Rachael would have ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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What happened to Bob and what is his relation to the plot?

I watched Prisoners but I didn't fully understand Bob Taylor. Why is he so obsessed with mazes and what are those boxes full of snakes? Also, why did he buy children clothes and steal Joy's and ...
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Did Melody actually fall through the door?

In the movie "Griff the Invisible" does Melody actually fall through the door, or have they both gone 'around the bend'?
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Would the post office really deliver Santa Claus's mail to some guy claiming to be him?

A key scene in "Miracle on 34th Street" involves the US Post Office delivering -- to a man in a courtroom for a hearing regarding his sanity, who claims to be Santa Claus -- hundreds of kids' letters ...
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On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently

Surely the character knows this will happen through her training. Why wouldn't the hatch have a better mechanism such that astronauts do not run the risk of flying into space.
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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How did Bruce Wayne get into Gotham when Bane had blown up all the bridges?

After Bruce escaped from the prison, how did he manage to get into Gotham? He had no access to his Batman-utilities.
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How does Batman know to rescue Selina Kyle outside the home of John Daggett?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle enters the home of John Daggett to confront his henchman for a copy of software she had been promised that would erase her name and criminal record from every ...
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Why were The Salazars interested in Kyle Singer?

So, at the start of the 24 hours of Day 3 we learn Kyle has been hired to traffic some cocaine from somewhere in Mexico to California, it's then implied that the cocaine is contaminated with the ...
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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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What's the point of the overly complex abduction?

I am currently rewatching Season 1 of 24 and while the plot lines around Bauer's daughter Kimberly and his wife Teri certainly are interesting and exciting and provide some great twists, I really ...
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Would NASA have known about the oncoming debris in Gravity?

In the film, Gravity, the protagonists are warned early on of destruction headed their way. My question is: shouldn't NASA have predicted this beforehand? I'm not a rocket scientist, but wouldn't ...
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What causes the tension in the strap between Dr. Ryan and Matt?

In the scene where Dr. Ryan Stone's (Sandra Bullock) leg is entangled in Soyuz's parachute cords and she is tethered with Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) through a strap, there is tension in the strap, ...
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How does Clarice know “Jack Gordon” was actually the real Buffalo Bill?

In The Silence of the Lambs, Mr. Crawford told Agent Starling the subject's name is Jamie Gumb, also known as John Grant and traced out the place of the subject. But she went to Jack Gordon's house. ...
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Why was she thrown down the Moon Door?

I am not sure why Petyr Baelish threw Lysa Arryn down the Moon Door? Was it to protect Sansa Stark, or will his motives be revealed later? He was having sex with her one episode earlier, and then he ...
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What is Godzilla and what does he know and want at all?

While at first seeming like a giant monster crushing everything in its way for the sake of its own, the Godzilla from Hollywood's 2014 take on him was in the end only hunting and killing the MUTOs ...