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Why do the machines keep humans alive if they have nuclear reactors?

The machines are keeping humans alive for their body heat, right? But they also have nuclear fusion reactors, and (while I haven't run the numbers) I'd be willing to bet that a single fusion reactor ...
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Why didn't Tesla use his machine to make money before selling it to Angier?

In The Prestige, Nikola Tesla builds the magician Rupert Angier a teleport machine that also ends up duplicating the object placed inside of it. It is further revealed that Tesla is bankrupt, and that ...
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About Gargantua and Cooper?

In Interstellar, how did Cooper get into that 5 Dimensional structure? Is it because of Gargantua (black hole)? Or is it because of 'they'? Or any other reasons. I didn't understand that part well ...
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How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
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Why is Rumpelstiltskin a bad guy again?

In the third season of Once Upon a Time Rumpelstiltskin gave his life in order to save his son and his friends. Now he is complotting with the new villain of the series. I don't understand this choice ...
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Why is Cole not checking all cells?

In Camp X Ray, during the required routine where Cole and a second male guard, patrol the 10 cells in the specified corridor (101-110), It seems that Cole is not checking the last 2 cells. It is ...
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Ending to Memento

I know I'm a little behind, but I just watched the movie Memento and the ending got me thinking a lot. And when I think a lot I usually turn toward the internet to find the vast majority of solutions ...
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Back to the Future Part 3 - Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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What was wrong with Betty's hands?

Early in the first season of Mad Men, Don Draper's wife Betty seems to be suffering from some kind of affliction that makes her hands go numb. She eventually sees a psychiatrist and the whole thing ...
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Cooper's messages from inside the tesseract [duplicate]

In Interstellar Cooper sends different messages back to his child Murphy, when she was in child's age. on the left hand side he tried to tell himself Not to leave, by morse Code 'stay'. on the right ...
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Why Cooper didn't simply not give the co-ordinates of NASA?

In Interstellar, Cooper tries to send a message "STAY" to his daughter so she won't let him go. If that was his intention then why did he give the coordinates of NASA at first place?
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Why was Dr Mann so mean? [duplicate]

Firstly, we are told that Dr Mann was the best of all of them and he knowingly went to that planet that it might very well be the end if the planet was unsustainable. Since the planet was indeed a ...
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Leon interrogation

I am watching Blade Runner for the first time, and early on we have this scene Holden: Describe in single words. Only the good things that come to your mind. About your mother. Leon: ...
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How did V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) become self aware?

In the movie, I, Robot, V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) becomes self aware; perhaps too aware to order assassinations and prepare for enslavement of humanity. In the movie, it ...
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Why didn't Natalie realise Leonard killed her boyfriend?

I had to see Memento several times including the chronological version to really understand it. It is one of my favourite movies, but even after so many views there is one thing I don't get. Why ...
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In what way was Murph's quantum data from her Dad's watch helpful?

How was humanity able to use the quantum data that Murph received from her dad's watch in Interstellar?
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Why does the eye surgeon help Anderton

I just watched Minority Report again and I always wonder about one part of the story. When Det. Anderton is about to get his eyes transplanted illegaly, the eye surgeon tells him, that he got ...
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How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns?

How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns in the dust in Interstellar? But what I don't get from the movie is how did Cooper make to it to be the coordinates since that data could ...
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What did Johnny mean when he said “I trained myself to do it quietly” when making love with Cora?

From Frankie and Johnny, when Johnny made love with Cora, he said "I trained myself to do it quietly. I've been to places where full-throated orgasm would be highly-inappropriate." I know he was in ...
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Vito and Luca question

Can anyone tell me why Vito would send Luca to Tattaglia's night club under the ruse of being a traitor in The Godfather? The relationship between Vito and Luca must have been well known in the mob ...
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Can the Omega in “Edge of Tommorow” be killed?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow , is it possible to kill the omega? Because it seems to me that every time it is killed it will reset the time. At the end Cage killed the omega but still he was ...
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Why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water?

In The Exorcist, why does the demon that possesses Regan react to the “fake” holy water sprinkled by Father Karras? It’s hard to believe that the demon mistakes the tap water for water blessed by a ...
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What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel ...
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How can Cooper communicate with his daughter before the time he went to space?

In the movie Interstellar it's shown that after Cooper fell into the Black Hole, he communicates with his daughter Murph through some codes as Ghost. My doubt is how can he communicate to his daughter ...
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Who are “they” in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, NASA scientists keep referring "they" in most of their conversation with Cooper. Are "they" mean alien or some supernatural race?
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What happened in “If I Stay”?

In the movie If I Stay, Mia got in an accident with hr family. Her parents died. Her younger brother died in hospital. Mia was in coma. We saw her consciousness(may be, I'm confused) going through ...
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How was Plan B supposed to work?

In the movie Interstellar, a backup plan was made in case the primary plan to evacuate earth failed. The plan entailed deployment of frozen human embryos on the new planet to essentially restart the ...
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What does the casting director mean by “be authentically, anatomically not Jewish” in Friends?

In the Friends episode The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin, Joey auditions with a casting director; the plot is as described: The Casting Director: Terrific! Well uh, there’s one more thing. ...
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In Argo, what is the culture official asking about?

Argo has a scene where the fake film crew joins an official from the Iranian government's department of culture and art (or something like that). When the official is introduced to the director, the ...
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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 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 did Victor say to Darcy's character at the end?

At the end of Dead Man Down, Darcy asks Victor if he didn't kill him because he had a family and Victor replies "I didn't kill you because ........". Rewound it 15 times and it is unintelligible to ...
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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 ...