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Does Dr. Chase really come up with more correct diagnoses than anyone else?

I recently came across this bit of trivia for House MD on IMDb , which says that: Though other characters occasionally insinuate that Dr Chase is a bit dim, he actually comes up with more correct ...
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Did people die because of Doug wanting to climb to the top?

I was watching Everest (2015) and I can't help but wonder if Rob and many others died because of Doug's adamance to reach the top. If Rob hadn't agreed with Doug, they would've been heading down. ...
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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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Is Blue Bloods based off of a real family?

Is the series Blue Bloods based off of a real-life family of law enforcement officers? Since I haven't been able to find a reference to the same. And was the series named as a reference to nobility ...
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Why is there a tape with “Vesper” on it in Mr. White's room at the hotel?

In Spectre, Bond is in a place named "l’américain", the hotel where Mr. White spent his vacation. Bond found in this place a record with the label "Vesper". Maybe Mr. White wanted to kill Vesper? What ...
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Don Barzini's Betryal [duplicate]

How did Don Corleone know don Barzini was the mastermind behind everything? Was it just because of the stare he gave while Don Corleone and Don Tattaglia sorted out thier problems?
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Did Oscar's date deceive Emily in an episode of The Odd Couple?

About halfway through episode 4 in season 1 of The Odd Couple from 2015 ('The Blind Leading the Blind Date'), Oscar's date deceives Emily out of 20 dollars with a puzzle (?): Oscar's date: Excuse ...
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Why does Wolverine drink alcohol?

In The Wolverine, Wolverine seems to be completely lost after Jean's death. Sleeping on the hills, the bottles suggests that he is drinking. What I don't get is, why? Intoxication is a state of ...
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Why did Alan name the baby Carlos?

In The Hangover movie, why did Alan name the baby Carlos? The conversation in the elevator: Woman: What’s his name? Phil: Ben Alan: Carlos Phil and Stu: Carlos? After seeing the baby's ...
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Did anyone understand the ending of “Zodiac”?

I get most of Zodiac but it's the ending I don't get. Anyone that can explain what happened in a way I could understand would be great. At the end (I can't remember their names) the guy who's ...
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What was the Korean guy up to in Crash?

I am confused about the whole story of the Asian guy in the film Crash. Early in the movie, we see him talking to some other guy about the pickup of some items. Later we see him driving the van with ...
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Why does Joel get beaten by Freddy in Eternal Sunshine?

In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, there is a scene where Joel has a memory of himself with a kid who is a bully. Until now, Joel has been able to change and relive his memory as he ...
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When did Iron Man's front plate change?

Before Tony creates the new element in Iron Man 2 the chest plate on the Iron Man suit is round. After the new element is created, there isn't enough time for Jarvis to finish running diagnostics ...
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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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Why was there a painting of Rue?

During Katniss' individual assessment in front of the Gamemakers in Catching Fire, we see Katniss pass by and notice a painting of Rue on the ground of the training center. Katniss is affected by ...
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Was the twist for the 75th Hunger Games predetermined?

Was the twist in the 75th Hunger Games predetermined to send the victors back in, or was it changed by President Snow when he needed a way to get rid of Katniss? The Quarter Quells are the only Games ...
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Why wasn't District 12 punished during the 75th Reaping?

During Katniss' and Peeta's post game touring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), any and all symbols of rebellion were quickly and ruthlessly punished. The old man that whistled and 3-finger ...
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How did John's dead wife appear and phone John in “The Mothman Prophecies”?

In the movie "The Mothman Prophecies", as the movie leads to the climax, Mills (sherif) saw John's dead wife. Also, she (John's dead wife) contacted John by phone and convinced him to go to hometown ...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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Is there a coincidence between actor Jake not visiting the agency in 6 months and his wife being 6 months pregnant?

In Enemy, when teacher Jake goes to agency the security guy says he (thinking he is the actor Jake) hasn't set foot in agency in 6 months. Then, wife of the Actor Jake meets teacher Jake. When ...
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How much of what the second couple said was planned, and how much was improvised?

In The Overnight [2015], it quickly transpires that the second couple (Kurt and Charlotte) have a motive for inviting the first couple (Alex and Emily). How far did they plan ahead? And how much are ...
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How does Joel know where to meet Clementine? [duplicate]

How does Joel know he needs to meet Clementine at Montauk in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Clementine tells Joel in one of his memories that he should meet her at Montauk. This is Joel's ...
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Why don't wizards teleport more?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George Weasley acquire the ability and the rights to teleport. We can watch them teleport easily inside the Order's headquarters, which leads me ...
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What was Paul trying to achieve by lying to his wife in the final episode of the first season?

When Sally Ann confronted Paul about the real reason of his late night absences in home he lied to her about having an affair with Katie. In my understanding he (later) started the affair to have a ...
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What is the reason Jenny left Forrest without telling him after sleeping with him?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Jenny seems to be walking away from Forrest's life plenty of times. However, even though the other ones are coherent, the last one isn't meaningful at all. The first time she ...
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Why would Marsellus forgive Butch in Pulp Fiction?

At first glance, it seems plausible that Marsellus forgave Butch because Butch saved him from the pawnshop where they had been captured by Maynard and Zed. But now after reviewing the film several ...
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Did Helen know the truth at the end of Enemy?

I got the impression that Helen knew that it was really Adam at the end and not Anthony based on her asking him how school was and later telling him she wanted him to stay when he was apologizing. ...
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How much time passed between leaving Earth and being found in space for Cooper? [duplicate]

If Cooper had a watch on his wrist, it would look like it is spinning at the same rate for Cooper due relativity. So if we don't include the long sleeps he had, in total, how long was this ...
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Why did Harlee burn her arm when Wozniak was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue?

I don't get it, why would Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) burn her arm when Wozniak (Ray Liotta) was about to polygraph her in the 2nd episode of Shades of Blue? She used the kettle to burn her arm, what does ...
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Why did the Ghostbusters go with Louis Tully as their lawyer?

They were facing multiple criminal charges, and looking at multiple years in Riker's Island Penitentiary. Not only that, they were looking at a hard-ass prosecutor, judge, and the mayor's "dickless" ...
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Did Eleanor tell Vane about the tunnels beneath the fort?

I've just finished season 1 of Black Sails. In the last episode, when Vane appears, he tells Eleanor to be partners or else he will start sinking ships. When Eleanor talks with Captain Hornigold he ...
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What exactly is shown on the pagers carried around in House MD or Scrubs?

It seems that the cast can get to know almost anything just by reading the page that they get: whether there's an emergency with a patient or where they are being called to? I thought pagers just ...
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What was the significance of the diamond swallowing scene in Schindler's List?

I was watching Schindler's List and one scene confused me - what was the reason for the swallowing diamonds scene?
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What is happening in the title sequence of “About Elly”?

At the very beginning of "About Elly", during the titles, we seem to be seeing some sort of papers being shoved through some sort of slot – from the inside of whatever they're being shoved into. What ...
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Why doesn't Jimmy recognize his own father in Second Chance?

Everyone would recognize their own father, whether young or old - so in Second Chance, why didn't the son recognize his own father Jimmy?
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

In the season 10 premiere of The X Files, did 'they' end up finding the ARV in the Faraday cage because of a piece of intelligence telling them to look in that location or did 'they' find it because ...
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How did they end up on the bus?

In the 2015 thriller Heist (actually distributed in Australia by the original title of Bus 657), how did the criminal ensure that they caught the bus? (Spoilers follow) How could he be so sure that ...
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Did Forrest's mom know about his love for Jenny?

In Forrest Gump, after Forrest goes to the stage where Jenny sings naked, Jenny once again walks away from Forrest's life. In the next scene, he is seen sad, sitting on the wood by the lakeside alone. ...
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Why do Walter and Jesse no longer come in cars to the laundry

At some point Walter and Jesse have to come in laundry trucks leaving their cars away. I understand Hank may watch Walter, but why Jesse?
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Why is there a safety net conveniently located in the soon-to-be-demolished MI6 building?

This question is regarding one of the end scenes in the Bond film Spectre, so it contains some spoilers (kind of). It was thrilling to watch Bond and his companion jump several stories into a net at ...
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Why does Kara tell Dode to tell The Pin that Brendan killed Emily?

In the movie Brick, Kara manipulates Dode into telling The Pin that Emily was killed by Brendan. He does this because Dode loved Emily and Kara told him that she was carrying his baby. He wanted ...
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Is Rose's heaven her dead husband's hell? [duplicate]

During Titanic, we see that Rose has kids and grandkids. Her last name is Calvert, so she must have married a man named Calvert after her brief time with Jack. She is alone (no husband) as an old ...
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What is the reason for Alexa's reaction?

In The Animatrix episode Matriculated, a the wave of sentinels storm the resistance lab and kills all the crew except for Alexa. The converted sentinel helps her, saves her life, but she still passes ...
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Why do Dan and Sandy kiss each other?

In the last scene of The Man from Earth - when all of the guests leave the house except for Will and Dan - John and Sandy are standing on the porch talking. Dan comes out and bids them both farewell, ...
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Why doesn't Trevor remember the hit and run?

It's clear that Trevor Reznik's insomnia in The Machinist is caused by the guilt of the hit and run - but why doesn't he remember such an event?
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How do Sentinels get the ability to adapt every mutant power from Mystique's DNA?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sentinels are able to adapt or compensate every single mutant power. It is shown that they get this ability from a research based on Mystique's DNA. However, Mystique's ...
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What was the symbolism behind pushing “The Button” in Lost?

Everyone who watched the Lost series could appreciate the amount of symbolism that the directors have put in. However, I could never understand what was the true symbolism behind pushing the button ...
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Does producing blue meth make Walter a chemistry genius?

In Breaking Bad, a high school teacher, Walter White produced 99.9% purity blue crystal methamphetamine. Now is that something only a true genius is capable of doing or is any talented/average high ...
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What is the girl Callie trying to do?

In Time Lapse, Callie was hiding the morning photos. She is secretly sending herself messages. What is the use of that? Why is she doing that? Then she kills her own boyfriend! What is Callie trying ...
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Why does the First Order essentially just make a bigger Death Star?

So I watched The Force Awakens in December and absolutely loved it, but there was one thing I didn't quite get: There was a moment when the rebels were showing Han the schematics of the First Order's ...