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Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...
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What did Ripley tell Schenk in S01E06?

In the season finale of Season 1 of Luther, there's a pivotal scene near the end. Previously, Ian Reed murdered Zoe Luther and framed John Luther for it. Justin Ripley is under arrest after ...
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Hawkeye's sneak attack on the helicarrier in The Avengers

How did this work exactly? There's a pretty significant number of personnel required to keep an aircraft carrier running, let alone one that can fly and has cloaking technology. Is there an official ...
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Why did the Three Blind Mice get 'into character' so early?

The Three Blind Mice are seen at the end of the opening scene of Dr. No maneuvering their way "blindly" through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They are not actually blind. They eventually come to ...
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Why was the PreCrime division shut down?

In the TV series Minority Report, why was PreCrime shut down. Why is using precogs illegal?
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How come Kalkeya Chief knew about what Bijjaladeva said a day before war

In Baahubali:The Beginning, During war, Kalakeya chief asks Sivagami, "You will declare King whoever kills me among both princes". This quote was said by Bijjaladeva a day before the war. My question ...
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How long was each Squinterns' turn at the Jeffersonian?

In Bones, after Zack's face-heel turn into the Gormogon's Apprentice ended with his incarceration (commitment?), the assistant internship (fellowship) position was filled with various people, all grad ...
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Why was Lagertha made mother of Bjorn?

According to historical story/myth, Tale of Ragnar's sons (Old Norse: Ragnarssona þáttr), Bjorn's mother was Aslaug. Yet in the 2013 show Vikings, Bjorn's mother was Lagertha. Why was this change ...
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Why wasn't the first Golden Eye satellite detonated over London?

I've just watched the James Bond movie GoldenEye, in which Alec wants to use the GoldenEye satellite to erase all electronic information in London. What I don't understand is why the first satellite ...
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How did the time machine explode?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, we learn at the start how the time machine works. Specifically, one of the humans explains its limitations: Kyle Reese: No weapons? Female soldier: We've ...
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Why has Tian Ji'an's wife ordered to kill Nie Yinniang's uncle in “The Assassin”?

In "The Assassin" (2015) killing Tien Xing, Yinniang's uncle, does not seem to be of any benefit to Lady Tian, Tian Ji'an's wife. Yet it seems that it was her, who ordered to bury Tien Xing alive. Why ...
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In Blue Ruin when did Dwight find out about William?

In the movie Blue Ruin it is later revealed that the boy William But when and how did Dwight find it out? I somehow missed it.
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What was the war in Apocalypse Now? [closed]

In the movie Apocalypse Now, there was a war around which the whole film revolves. What war was that and what were the reasons for it? Was that some actual war from real history or just part of the ...
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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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What do we know about the creature whose skeleton we see in Star Wars?

In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, C-3PO passes by what looks like a dinosaur skeleton: What is this creature? Are they extinct? How did such a large animal manage to survive in a barren ...
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Does the Sarlacc pit keep its victims alive?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Jabba says (through his interpreter, C-3PO), that when someone is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, they endure indescribable suffering as they are "slowly ...
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About the ending of Matchstick Men

In the end of the movie Matchstick Men, when Roy goes to the supermarket that he always goes to and buys things he includes the chocolate ice-cream that Angela used to eat at his house when Frank and ...
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What was it that Jobe couldn't put his finger on while watching the camp Genoa feed?

Before the camp Genoa job in Banshee, Job was watching the feed from the camp over and over, exclaiming that all seems same everyday but there is something he can't put his finger on. What was it ...
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Are ghosts real in the “Bones” tv show?

TLDR: Are ghosts actually real in Bones and is there any Word of God evidence to support this? Does that mean Teddy was really there, and not just a hallucination? I am watching Bones and have just ...
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In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
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In “The Gift” when exactly do Gordon's intentions [spoilers]

When exactly do Gordon's intentions turn into the desire to do harm to Simon? I just watched this the other night, the timeline is a bit confused in my mind but... Simon and his wife Robyn run into ...
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Why didn't Obi Wan tell Luke the truth about Darth Vader?

We learn in The Empire Strikes Back that Kenobi had lied to Luke in A New Hope about Darth Vader, telling him Vader killed his father rather than the truth that Vader is actually his father. Why the ...
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Why file an FIR in A Wednesday?

In the movie A Wednesday Nasruddin Shah the common man does file an FIR (first information report) for a lost wallet. Why does he do that? He was at the station to plant the bag of RDX, what could be ...
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What's the problem with the temperature getting to 88 degrees?

In the Black Books episode "Fever", the characters are complaining that the temperature might get all the way up to 88 degrees. They're in the UK, so I'd assume they mean 88 C, but that's ...
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Who was the original parasite in Total Rickall?

In season 2 episode 4 of Rick and Morty (Total Rickall), there is an alien parasite that disguises itself by implanting false memories in people's minds. The audience is led to believe that Mr ...
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How does arresting Ian exempt Ben of his jail sentence?

In National Treasure, Agent Sadusky reminds Ben that "someone's gotta go to prison". Ben asks him to reach Boston and arrest Ian and his gang. They are obviously guilty as well, but what does it have ...
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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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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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Would the paranormal activity also have occurred without finding the camera?

SPOILERS AHEAD In Paranormal Activity 5 Ghost Dimension, it all started with the modified camera which was found. At the beginning, the ghost was just a small glitch above the light bulbs, but ...
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Why did Cutter betray Angier and lead Borden to kill him?

Why did Cutter betray Angier and lead Borden to kill him Angier at the end of the movie? Angier's wife drowned, Borden's wife hanged, Fallon/Borden hanged. But Cutter had no motive to do any of this, ...
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Why does Joy glow?

In Inside Out, Joy, specifically Riley's joy, glows. She casts a yellow light around her, even though she has a blue aura. None of the other emotions in Riley glow, nor do any of the emotions in her ...
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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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What did the gifts signify?

Spoilers Ahead In the movie "The Gift" what exactly did the gifts from Gordon signify? Were those gifts somehow related to the past? Why exactly did Gordon show up every time at Simon's house?
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Why does Ava ask - “will you stay?”

In ex Machina, why does Ava ask Caleb - "will you stay"? Her plan was to lock him up and leave. She could have simply knocked him out (or killed), locked and left. Why does it seem like she's seeking ...
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Why does the pilot unbuckle his harness?

In Bridge of Spies a spy plane pilot is shot down over Russian airspace. At the start of that sequence the pilot decides to unbuckle his harness, even though he is being jostled around in the cockpit, ...
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Is the shooter's face revealed in the Danish film Jagten? [duplicate]

The Danish movie Jagten (2012), a.k.a The Hunt, ends with Mads Mikelsen escaping from a shooter. I remember that when I saw the movie, they had shown the shooter to be his son. But according to the ...
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Why does Cookie give the painting to “one two” in RocknRolla?

The movie RocknRolla has strong characters and the "feel" to it but to me it seems to have a convoluted plot and loose ends. But this one bummed me specially. Why does Cookie give the painting to "one ...
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When did Owen get the tracking implant of the Indominus Rex in Jurassic World?

In Jurassic World, before releasing the raptors in for tracking the Indominus Rex, Owen lets them smell the flesh of Indominus Rex, which also had a tracking implant. However, in the movie, this ...
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How did the mountain goat appear in Battle of Five Armies?

I still wonder how it happens as i have never read any of the books.
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What is the ultimate goal of the murky goings on in Sicario?

The lead character in the movie Sicario, Kate Macer (played by Emily Blunt) spends most of the movie not knowing what is really going on or what the purpose of her secondment to a somewhat shady ...
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Exactly for whom was the dog parceled in Hachi: A Dog's Tale?

In the movie Hachi: A Dog's Tale we have seen in the beginning of the movie that dog was being parceled. So whom it was parceled to and why didn't the owner for whom it was parceled bother to search ...
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Where does Victor's cape come from?

In the 2015 Fantastic Four movie, Reed, Johnny, and Victor along with Ben use the Quantum Gate to embark on an unsanctioned voyage to Planet Zero, which they learn is a world filled with otherworldly ...
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How did Saladin obtain iced water in the middle of the desert?

This question never stopped to bother me. I have looked for answers but all I could find was along the lines of : Snow fell from the sky during the harsh cold winter. It is collected and stored ...
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About the ending of “Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher”

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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Where did the rest of Walter White's money go? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, part of Walter's money got absorbed by the Gray Matter corporation that will be later handed out to Walter's family. But what happens to the remaining money he has made?
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Why didn't Don Fanucci have any bodyguards so that Vito killed him so easily?

In The Godfather II, Vito decides to get rid of Don Fanucci and kills him during the carnival outside his apartment. How could it be so easy to kill Don Fanucci? Supposedly with the career he got, ...
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What was the matter with the writer who didn't have an invitation to the show?

Nearing the end of King of Comedy, when the show that Rupert "bought" himself into starts, there's a writer with his family at the (back?) entrance, supposedly one of this evening's show guests. But ...
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In the tunnel, why is there a stopped truck and why does John McClane shoot the people in it?

See this summary from Die Hard Wiki about Die Hard with a Vengeance: McClane has Jerry drive him to the tunnel as Zeus went to Yankee Stadium. As Jerry was driving, he gives McClane a tour of ...
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Does Mark get fuel to make water from the rocket that the other crew members had used to escape?

In The Martian, Mark makes water using a couple of things. I'm not sure if I saw it correctly, but it seemed to me that he took the rover and drove to the rocket to get fuel from it. However, isn't ...
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From where did Diego get the money to get Aska back from guards in Twice Born?

In "Twice Born" Diego goes back to Bosnia to free Aska from the enemy soldiers who where keeping her as a sex slave. After gaining the guards' trust by shooting their pictures and joining them, he ...