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How did Sherlock survive the fall?

In Sherlock, BBC Series, Season 2 Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall, how did Sherlock survive the fall? I've read some theories online regarding this, but in this interview, Steven Moffat says "There ...
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How does Ariadne know that Saito is dead in the upper level?

When they are in the limbo, we see Ariadne asking Cobb to find and get Saito and not to lose himself before jumping from the building. However, before they entered this limbo Saito was still alive. ...
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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Why were Loki and Bartleby afraid of the Apostle in the film Dogma?

In the train when they are talking to Bethany and they see the Apostle they panic and jump up, taking Bethany hostage. Why? What could he have done? There were two of them, logically they could ...
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Who framed Roger Rabbit?

I've watched the film some time ago and don't recall this eponymous question being explicitly answered. They uncover some conspiracies and plots within others but who did frame Roger Rabbit? Was it ...
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How did Sherlock know the combo for Adlers safe?

Adler said it was her measurements, but what does that mean?
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Why did Ernst Jürgen choose to do that in the film Unknown (2011)?

I did not understand this scene at all, an old guy called Rodney Cole rings up Ernst Jürgen and wants to meet. Ernst Jürgen then instead of using time between phone call and Rodney's arrival to escape,...
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Is it actually possible to transfer a totem?

In "Inception" it seems that Cobb takes over the use of Mal's totem (the spinning top). If the totem is a personal item that helps you keep your hold on reality, can the totem really be transferred ...
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Rubbing dirt on hands scene in Gladiator

In Gladiator, every time before a war scene, Maximus picks up a small quantity of dirt from around his feet and rubs it on his hands. Sometimes he smells his hands after the battle. What was the ...
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What was Carolyn’s intention with the gun?

Towards the end of American Beauty, after her affair was found out by Lester and the relationship is broken off, Carolyn can be seen distraught in her car, and eventually loads a gun. She then drives ...
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In Ice Age 4, what's the significance of Scrat's bone disappearance?

In the Ice Age: Continental Drift movie, when Scrat dives into the sea with help of a large stone to get the acorn, his bones start disappearing as he goes down. Why does that happen?
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Why is “Based on a True Story” used?

I have had little to no interest in a movie that claims it is "Based On a True Story" since Fargo. It's well known that it was a lie that Fargo was based on a true story. There are many movies though ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento for the second time, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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Why was Curt Connors in the sewer?

After first injecting himself at Oscorp, Curt created his own lab in the sewer system later in the movie. If he was the head of the lab at Oscorp, couldn't he have just kept everyone out of the lab (...
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Spider-man's webshooters

Did Peter Parker invent the web-goo himself, or is it implied that he stole the formula from Oscorp? I'm a bit hazy on this.
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Verifying Contents of the Book in “The Book of Eli”?

In the Movie, "The Book of Eli", after getting the book in his hands, why did he (the town's mayor or whatever) not ask Eli for the key on the spot to verify the contents of the book?
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Is Geeta shown as a Trans-gender in the Tamil Movie “Kanchana”?

In the 2011 released Tamil Movie, Kanchana, the main character i.e., Kanchana is shown to be a Trans-gender but after watching the movie, I am not able to understand whether Geeta is also shown as a ...
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What happened to Peter's parents?

In The Amazing Spider-man, Peter's parents leave him with his aunt and uncle at the start of the film. They're never heard from again. Where did they go, what happened to them?
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Maximus fighting the masked champion in the arena with tigers

When Maximus is knocked to the ground he lands a shot through his opponent's foot with an axe. His opponent then seems to be spitting blood (hard to tell due to the helmet) and then falls over dead. ...
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What was the significance of the Russian cultural backdrop in “The Deer Hunter”?

The Deer Hunter begins with an hour long act in which there is a young couple getting married in an elaborate Russian Orthodox ceremony and reception rolled into a bit of a sendoff party for Michael (...
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Why did Daenerys Targaryen feel betrayed by Doreah?

I did not understand this bit of Game of Thrones S02E10. I thought Doreah chose to be with Xaro Xhoan Daxos to save Daenerys life? But Daenerys somehow felt betrayed and sentenced her to death ...
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The plan in Arlington Road

In the ending of the movie, the plan seemed to centre on the main character following the terrorist's van, then losing sight of it in the street and accidentally following the wrong van. Have I ...
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Taken - “I can tell you I don't have money”

I'm watching Taken again, and I'm at the infamous "particular set of skills" speech. I just realized he says "...I can tell you I don't have money...". His wife's new husband is portrayed as an ...
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Who are the look-alikes hired by Abed supposed to be?

In Community Season 3 Episode 12 'Contemporary Impressionists' when Troy returns to his flat and sees Abed sat down with a leg cast he fears the worst and then a Robin Williams lookalike appears. ...
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Time travel paradox in Futurama

In S7E3 "Decision 3012", a man from the future travels back in time to stop Nixon winning the election. Since he defeats Nixon, there is no need for him to return to his own time. He never does and ...
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When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...
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How/Why did Tyler Durden got shot in the head?

From the movie Fight Club, in the ending scene we can see the narrator shoot himself in the mouth asking Tyler to "really listen to him"... The question is How/Why did Tyler got shot in the head when ...
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Why did they start killing people?

In the movie The Wild Hunt, after a series of incidents occur with the girl that the shaman likes, they end up kidnapping her and make her wear the skull mask. After she puts on the skull mask she ...
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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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Doubt about the ending of Se7en

At the near end of the movie, when a box delivered to the trio in a deserted place is opened, David Mills' (played by Brad Pitt) wife Tracy Mill's face appears for a fraction of a second. Wikipedia'...
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What does David pick up off the floor early in Prometheus?

Early in the movie Prometheus, while most of the crew is still in cryosleep, David makes the rounds of the ship. While walking from one room to another, David seems surprised to see something on the ...
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Why is César obsessed with Clara?

In the Spanish thriller Sleep Tight (2011) [original title: Mientras duermes], why is César obsessed with Clara? Does he have a past relation with her? Additionally, César occasionally goes to ...
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Why doesn't Andy have a dad in Toy Story?

Despite the diversity of characters filling out the cast in Toy Story, Andy's dad wasn't created. It can't be especially difficult for the filmmakers to create a dad character because they've created ...
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Does Elastigirl leave her baby in the car by himself?

Notice during the “tack scene” in the principal’s office, Helen is not holding Jack Jack: Then, in the next scene, while Dash is begging to play sports, Jack Jack is quietly sitting in the back ...
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Why do the robots believe eating Casshern will heal the world?

In Casshern Sins we are quickly introduced to our anit-hero Casshern and his seemingly eternal battle to survive in the ruined world. He is constantly attacked, not only for his misdeeds but because ...
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What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...
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Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...
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Who stole the heroin in No Country For Old Men?

The the last time we see the heroin in No Country for Old Men, Lewellyn Moss is present. He finds they money and heroin, but takes only takes the money. The next time we are at the scene, Anton ...
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Why did the monkey remain undead in Pirates of the Carribbean?

Even after the curse was lifted in the first movie, Barbosa's monkey Jack remains undead. In Dead Man's chest, Jack trades the monkey with the witch and shot him and pronounced him as undead. How ...
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
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Why do the kicks have to occur simultaneously?

In Inception, why do the kicks on the different levels have to occur simultaneously, rather than one after another?
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Why was Renton wet after the dream sequence?

When Renton went into a dream sequence where he dived into a toilet to get his pill, why was he sopping wet when he went back to his flat afterwards? Was he still in a dream, is the rest of the film ...
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Why did they allow Anna onto the helicopter?

At the end of Predator we see Anna is on the American helicopter when Dutch gets there. Why did they allow her on? As far as they were concerned, she was a random stranger at best and a guerilla ...
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How is it possible for Alexander to become a chancellor of the Vampire authority?

In True Blood: Authority Always Wins, Alexander Drew's character was great and fantastic, he was aged 9 years before being turned (according to trueblood.wikia). But it also says that he serves the ...
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Why doesn't Carl use the pill to either replace or take out Eddie?

Carl has a supply of the drug, so why does he need Eddie to run for president, instead of putting his own candidate (on pills) in the running? Alternatively, why doesn't he either use the pills ...
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Who was the girl in London?

There's only one scene in The War Zone that is shot in a city, which I assume to be London (as implied by the story.) The girl that the brother and his sister meet there seems to be a prostitute, set ...
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Why did Beth not run earlier?

A few days ago, I saw Falling Down (1993) for the second time or so. (Spoiler ahead, if you managed not to see this movie yet) During the movie, which in real time covers the best part of a day, ...
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Why did he fall to the ground?

In the movie Reservoir Dogs, near the end of the film, there's a standoff between three guys. They all end up firing their guns. One was aiming at Mr. Orange, one was aiming at Mr. White, and one ...
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Is there any credibility to the “details” in Supernatural?

I have watched 6 seasons of Supernatural, and in almost every one of them, Sam and Dean talks about many different kinds of monsters- with different names, killing-methods and habits. So I was ...