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Is there a higher authority than Parker in Avatar?

The whole war thing of Avatar was based on the human greed for unobtainium that is found in large scale on Pandora. Now Dr. Grace had a wonderful knowledge on the biological structure of Pandora. ...
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What game does John Buckley mention in S06E09?

On season 6 episode 9 of Numb3rs John Buckley mentions a game that he played in prison. What was the game that he mentioned, and is it a real game?
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How was the earth changed into trash and why did B&L take everybody to the spaceship in Wall-E?

In the movie Wall-E there are several places which I could not understand. How did earth change to trash? Did any World-war 3 happen? Or did any Atomic war take place? Did men destroyed the ...
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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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Why did the hero take the long way around for her kill?

In the very last scene, our vengeful hero could have easily walked to the Antonio Banderas character, but instead climbs the house before climbing down to a surprised face. Does that make sense, or is ...
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Why are loopers required to kill themselves?

I was just wondering if anyone could think of any reasonable reason as to why in Looper the loopers have to kill their older selfs? I mean why not just send the older looper back to a different looper ...
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As of S03EP01, does walker blood have an effect on open orafices/wounds?

During the first episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead, I noticed the group is now very cavalier about taking down walkers: This is a staunch contrast from the first season when they covered ...
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End of Tron Legacy

At the end of Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn and Quorra escape with his father's ID disk. why are they so reluctant to leave Kevin Flynn behind when it is clear that Sam could simply get out, leave Quorra ...
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What is the significance of the three Beggars?

In the movie Antichrist, what is the significance of The Three Beggars. I know that the three beggars referred in the movie are the crow, the deer and the fox. What is their significance in the ...
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Was there any reference to the Russian who escaped in the woods in the Sopranos?

In Season 3 of the Sopranos. Paulie and Chris let a Russian associate escape in the woods in the episode "Pine Barrens". Was there ever any reference to the character or what happened to him in any ...
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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Who are these women coming at the end of movie Antichrist?

During the Epilogue, in the the last scenes of Lars von Triers Antichrist, hundreds of blurred-face women were ascending towards the hero. Picture source Who are these women and what is their ...
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What did Charlie's aunt do?

I just watched the new movie with Emma Watson, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". The central theme of the movie is the relationship between Charlie and his aunt. He has been traumatized by her death,...
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What were the car attachments/retrofits in Looper?

In Looper (2012), we see a number of "old" (for 2044) cars driving around. Many (maybe all?) have some sort of tubing running into the fuel tank. Do we have any idea what these are? I can only ...
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How did Sara know what a Looper was?

In Looper (2012), Joe starts explaining time travel to Sara, and she says "You're a looper?" How did she know what a Looper was? What was her previous tie to the criminal world?
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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How does Paul Smecker know everyone's name in Boondock Saints?

I was rewatching the Boondock Saints recently and noticed that at the start of the film when Willem Dafoe's character is introduced he somehow knows all the names of the cops at the crime scene. How ...
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What was the purpose of showing Private White sitting in full uniform?

Watching Band of Brothers and in the first show, they're all getting ready to run Currahee, and everyone has changed except for Private White, whose still in his uniform. What was the purpose of that ...
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How did Starbuck come back?

Kara Thrace, a prominent character of the famous sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, or more famously known as Lt. Starbuck was purportedly dead while fighting Cylon battle ships amidst a solar storm ...
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What's real in “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix (2000) Thomas A. Anderson or more widely known as Neo was recruited by Morpheus to rebel against the machines. As per the plot, The Matrix of the story was un-real and a virtual reality ...
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What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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Why is Mal sabotaging all/only professional dreams of Cobb?

Maybe I overlooked something, but Mal is trying to sabotage (killing his teammates) all dreams of Cobb concerned with his work (theft of information in dreams, inception of ideas). But during the ...
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What service do the boys provide at the out houses?

This may be a cultural thing more than movie explanation but since the movie is about the experiences of a slum dog kid growing up I think it fits. What were they supposed to be doing that would ...
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Why doesn't Tig have the Sons of Anarchy tattoo on his back similar to Jax?

While watching Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 3: "Laying Pipe" I noticed that Tig doesn't have the Sons of Anarchy logo tattooed on his back. However, I assumed that all members have this tattoo, ...
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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
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How did Liam Neeson know his location in Taken 2?

In Taken 2 when Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, was kidnapped, and calling Kim/Maggie Grace from his locked cell. He asked her to draw 2 circles, according to the map chart: One of 3 km from the hotel, ...
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Is Cobb's reaction honest or sarcastic/angry

In Inception there is the following dialogue between Cobb and Ariadne (forgive me for not being word-accurate): Ariadne: Why can't you return home? Cobb: Because everybody thinks I killed her ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Breaking Bad season 4 episode 6 Cornered, at one point, we see Skyler go the the border of four states and flip a coin. Upon seeing the coin land in one quadrant and looking frustrated, she then ...
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What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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How could Joe end up in the field?

I guess this is more a question about the nature of time travel more than anything else. At the end of the movie, Joe shoots himself in a field and changes the course of history. What I'm curious ...
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Did Leon see no other way out?

In the penultimate scene of Léon: The Professional, Leon uses the line You have given me a taste for life to Mathilda, convincing her to escape through the ventilation system to meet up with him at ...
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How did Dexter get away with his plan in the airport?

In the return of the series for Season 7, Dexter is obviously frustrated with what is going on in his life. In order to deal with his stress, he finds a new victim to prey upon Doing what I do best. ...
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What was the nature of Matt's gift to Kelly?

In The Girl Next Door's final scenes, we see Kelly receiving a gift on his newest shoot that is a box of his favourite Cuban Cigars, clearly sent by Matt with a note reading: The juice was worth the ...
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Why don't more things change back?

In Looper, why don't more things change when they kill/maim people? Like when Joe shoots himself at the end and Older Joe disappears, why doesn't it undo the things that Older Joe did seeing as he ...
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Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the trick?

Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the tank trick? Is it because he is poor at tying it?
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Election (1999) vote count

In the movie Election, when McAllister secretly disposes two of Tracy's votes to reduce her vote count by 2, won't it also alter the vote counts for the Vice President? Since for both president and ...
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Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a wire/...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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Why doesn't Angier dispose of the bodies in the tanks?

In the movie "The Prestige", after each "Real Transported Man" magic show, Angier doesn't dispose of his dead clones but just keeps them (along with the water tank). Does he think they are proof of ...
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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What happened in the end? Was it just a dream?

What happens at the end of The Burrowers? I watched it a few times but I don't understand it. Was it just a dream?
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Was 'The Driver' leaving the town at the end of Drive (2011)?

I saw Drive (2011) a little while ago. It was the second time I watched this movie. I am a little bit confused about the ending. Did the driver leave the town or went to meet Irene at the end?
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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How is Prometheus connected to Alien vs. Predator in the chronological sense?

At the end of Prometheus, we saw that a creature was born from the body of the dead engineer, which was essentially identical to the Alien creature pictured in the Alien vs. Predator movies (a ...
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Phone calls to the past - The Long Game

In the Doctor Who episode 'The Long Game' (Doctor Who 2005, Season 1, Episode 7), Adam makes multiple phone calls from the future back to his own time, leaving a message on his parents answering ...
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In the movie “$9.99”, are the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment her ex-lovers?

Is it just an illusion that Lenny has when the sofa chairs in Tanita's apartment start talking to him about bone removal? Or were they really Tanita's ex-lovers? The reason I am asking is after Lenny ...
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How does Simon remember his destiny?

I have just finished Season 2 of Misfits and there is one story aspect I don't quite understand. In Episode 2x06, where they all become famous as the ASBO Five, Simon follows Alisha to the hidden ...
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Why did Aaron Cross take the watch from the security chief?

At one point during The Bourne Legacy Aaron Cross comes up behind an Austrailian security chief and knocks him unconscious. He then proceeds to take the man's watch, and then leaves the area. In this ...