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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 ...
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In The Sound of Music, which car part did the nun steal?

By the end of The Sound of Music, when the Nazi soldiers leave the abbey, their cars will not start, because nuns stole some engine parts. What is the engine part they stole?
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Why are the emotions colored in the way they are?

Inside Out is a great movie from Pixar & Disney. A movie that will force you to think about your life, emotions etc. Loved it. So there are five emotions shown in the movie that control our ...
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Why does Caleb get locked down in Ex Machina?

In the movie Ex Machina, Caleb reprograms the security system to unlock all doors when there is a power cut. When the 10PM power cut happens Ava gets out. In the end when Caleb is locked in, he tries ...
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Did Walt really take Tuco by fear when blew up his office?

In the Breaking Bad series, Walter White goes to Tuco's office to get revenge/deliver a message by causing an explosion. I could never understand: Did Tuco actually consider Walter White to be ...
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When was Hagrid captured?

In the movie 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1' Hagrid brought the real Harry to the Burrow for William and Fleur's wedding. When the party is attacked, Harry and gang apparate to the ...
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Why was the Refinery in the Planet Jupiter, specifically?

Jupiter Ascending revolves around a royal family business/corporation/empire. Abrasax Industries, produces: This is done at the Jupiter Refinery, which is buried in the center of the Giant Red Spot ...
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The Seven Horcruxes of Voldemort

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, after destroying the locket Ron mentions that there are three more to go. But there were seven horcruxes. One of them, the book, was destroyed earlier ...
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How could Jor El become heretic if he didn't have free will?

In Man of Steel Kal-El asked Jor-El: Why didn't you come with me? His answer was: ...Your mother, Lara, and I were a product of the failures of our world as much as Zod was tied to its fate. ...
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What really happened to Gwen Stacy?

At the end of The Amazing Spider man 2 Gwen Stacy looked dead, but in her funeral the camera did not show her grave, we just saw Peter Parker and her family crying, which give us a thought about may ...
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What was the train really running on in Snowpiercer?

As far as I understood, the engine of the train was so to say an "eternal engine". But what was it really running on? Momentum couldn't have let it run for 17 years.
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What did the polar bear signify at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the very end of Snowpiercer, right after the girl with the child gets out of the crashed train, they see a white polar bear. What did that signify?
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why do the male clones seem more similar to each other than the female clones do?

In Orphan Black there are at least two sets of clones: the females and the males. But the female characters (all played by Tatiana Maslany) seem far more different from each other than the males (Mark ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Why is Mike so loyal to his men on Breaking Bad?

In S05E2, after discovering that his men have started to behave out of Mike's control (such as executing hits on each other for money), he calls Walt and tells him that he will join the team. I ...
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What was the reason Anton Ego lost his job?

In Ratatouille Anton Ego writes reviews about the food he was served at the restaurant. He didn't mention rats anywhere in his review, so why did he lose his reputation when rats were found in the ...
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Why wasn't the timeline affected any further from the events in the season 1 finale?

Flash season 1 Spoilers Ahead In the Flash season one finale, Barry doesn't save his mother because the alternate Flash told him to do so. But when Eddie Thawne commits suicide Eobard Thawne gets ...
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Don Draper's Past With Bert Cooper

I recently finished Mad Men and I wanted to know if Bert actually knew about Don's past because he has always been extra affectionate towards him, something he even rarely shows to Roger during the ...
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Who was that guy in the movie 'Spy' 2015?

I recently watched the movie 'Spy' released in 2015 and at one point of movie where Susan (Melissa McCarthy) was in Rome to track and report Rayna (played by Rose Byrne) mission and she saves Rayna ...
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“Escobar: Paradise Lost”: who died?

Note: this whole question is a spoiler. The ending of the subject film is ambiguous, hence this question. At the end of "Escobar: Paradise Lost", Maria sees that Nick's wound is fatal, or near ...
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Why does the priest have a full bottle of wine in The Sopranos S01E05?

I was re-watching The Sopranos. In Season 1 Episode 5, With Carmela, the priest says that he has a communion kit because he went to see a (presumably dying) patient in the hospital (to give ...
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Why were the MAVs sent so far in advance of missions?

The movie The Martian wastes no time in getting the lead character stranded on Mars, and my question has to do with the events and details of the opening scene and how they relate to the MAV provided ...
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Did Jack and his crew come because they realised that the coordinates Walt gave probably pointed to money?

In Breaking Bad season 5 Jack and his crew came to Walt's help even though Walt said that it was off. Did they realise that the coordinates pointed to money? If not, why did they come? I think this is ...
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How does the “Sandy Claws” mixup happen in “Nightmare Before Christmas”?

So, I'm re-watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, and despite whatever lies and exaggerations he tells the citizens of Halloween Town, Jack seems to genuinely believe that Santa Claws - or "Sandy ...
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What was Louis's dark gift in Interview with The Vampire?

Lestat (Tom Cruise) mentioned that he can read minds and told Louis (Brad Pitt) that every vampire has a dark gift and the dark gift is different for all of them. But Louis's dark gift wasn't revealed ...
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Who shot Bill Cutting 'The Butcher' in the theater?

Who was the man who shot Bill 'The Butcher' in the theater? I suppose he was priest Vallon's friend, but he wasn't shown before. And what was he saying while he was dying? Was he actually praying or ...
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Why does T-1000 try to force Sarah Connor to call her son?

In the movie Terminator 2, in the scene in the steel mill, the T-1000 machine tortures Sarah Connor to make her call her son John. Watching the movie we learn that T-1000 can reproduce human voices of ...
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Is Mister Bull actually a father?

Watching "Peppa Pig" with my kids a lot, I realised that Mister Bull is visiting Peppa's playground at time where other parents go to pick up their kids. So, the question arises: Is Mister Bull a ...
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Why wasn't Sid surprised when he pulled a cowboy out of the claw machine?

In Toy Story, Sid Phillips pulls Woody and Buzz out of the claw machine. I am wondering why Sid wouldn't find it suspicious to pull a cowboy out of a machine directed specifically for outer space ...
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Baby at the end True Detective season 2

In the last scene of True Detective episode S02E08, Jordan Semyon and detective Ani Bezzerides have a baby. Where did this baby come from? Jordan wanted a baby, did she adopt a baby? Or is this baby ...
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How did the Doctor return to the present?

In "Before the flood" (S09E04), when the damn breaks and security protocol 712 is activated in the Tardis, I'm assuming it returned to the present (year 2119 where Clara is) with Bennett. How did ...
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What's the meaning of this conversation between Jack and Barbossa?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End there's the following dialogue between Jack and Barbossa: Barbossa: The world used to be a bigger place. Jack Sparrow: The world's still the ...
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What is the problem with a planet where everything is “on a cob”?

In season 2, episode 10 of Rick and Morty, "The Wedding Squanchers", Rick and the Smith family evaluate an Earth-like planet for habitation, only to discover that everything is "on a cob" (Video). ...
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Why did Benny go to the authorities?

In the 1992 Austrian-swiss film Benny's Video, after everything was covered up, why would Benny go to police and got his parents caught? I was hoping that something like 'Benny will do it again' by ...
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Last video in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

I just watched "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and quite liked it. But I could not understand the meaning of last video, where all through the movie I was damn excited to see what will Greg come up ...
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Why did the inspector tell the book writer he should not have moved from the haunted home?

Spoilers ahead. Please do not read any further if you have not seen the movie and want to watch it. In the movie Sinister, the deputy inspector so and so calls Ellison after he leaves the county ...
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Did Bane really crush Batman's skull?

In The Dark Knight Rises, when Bane is beating up Batman and then punches him repeatedly in the head, we see that Batman's head flattens on the side. Does this imply that Bane has actually crushed ...
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What did collapsing islands signify in “Inside Out”?

In the movie Inside Out it was shown that the islands that were made in Riley's head started collapsing. So, exactly what was happening to Riley's psychology when this process of collapsing was ...
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Why is there a switch inside the incinerator?

In Gattaca, at the end of the movie when Jerome commits suicide, why is there a switch inside the incinerator for him to turn on? In the beginning, when Vincent is finished getting rid of his genetic ...
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Was Jesse a true drug addict?

Was Jesse from Breaking Bad really a drug addict? I remember that his parents did say that they have tried everything but what made me wonder was how easy he could handle the "not using" on his own. I ...
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Why did Joy give Sadness the core memories?

In the movie Inside Out we see that Joy allows Sadness to hold Riley's core memories. What was the reason behind giving Sadness the core memories? If Joy had not given her the core memories then ...
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What happens to the crew in The Lost World: Jurassic Park? [duplicate]

In The Lost World: Jurassic Park there is a scene where the ship which brings the T-Rex to San Deigo has no crew inside it. How come all the crew members are dead if the dinosaur was still inside the ...
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Where was the rest of the Factions during the assassinations

In the final moment of Divergent, when Erudite (the intelligent) was evoking coup d'état by the aid of Dauntless (the brave) on Abnegation (the selfless) Where were the other factions? Why didn't ...
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Who killed Ra's Al Ghul first, Batman or Arrow?

In Arrow, Ra's Al Ghul is killed by Arrow, whereas in Batman Begins Ra's is killed by Bruce Wayne. How can he be killed more than once and who killed Ra's Al Ghul first, Batman or Arrow? Is Malcom ...
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Why is Jack Bauer always right, above the law and free to do what he desires, but no one else is?

The series 24 seems to contradict itself always in respect to Jack. He repeatedly seems to be acting against orders and for his personal goals, pretending to act for national security. Yet he always ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...