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Why did the horse keep on walking when Glass was not on it?

During the scene in The Revenant where Glass tricked Fitzgerald by setting up his commander's body on his horse, why did the horse keep on walking? Doesn't the horse need to be signaled in order to ...
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Why doesn't Michael Scofield destroy the hard disk instead of throwing it in a river?

I have watched Prison Break like five times and every time this question pops up in my mind. Michael was a smart structural engineer with low latent inhibition and high IQ that made him keen ...
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Why is Shannon crying to Mandy about Brian and Curt hooking up the night before?

The scene in Velvet Goldmine I am referring to comes after an orgy where everyone was "hooking up" with everyone. Women with women, men with men, etc. Shannon isn't even with Brian or Curt. So why is ...
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Underwater scene in Mission Impossible 5

In the underwater scene in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Ethan Hunt is told that he can't take any oxygen tanks because there are metal detectors. So why does it have to be metal? I know this ...
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Who burned down the horse stables?

In The Sopranos episode "Whoever Did This" (S4E9), Tony accused Ralph of burning down the horse stables for the insurance money. Ralph denies doing it. So, who really burned down the horse stables?
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In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent?

In the film Donnie Brasco, why did the FBI tell the mafia that Donnie was an undercover agent? What am I missing? Why does the FBI seem stupid?
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Why didn't James Bond finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash?

Episodes like this raise controversy in me every time I encounter them. But, in Spectre, why would James Bond not finish off Mr. Hinx after the crash? It is obvious that Hinx will remain a deadly ...
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Reference to a Danish version of something on the TV series The Magicians

Main character Quentin was talking about some Danish version of a movie or TV show. -It's not sleight of hand if you're gonna use CGI. -Well, I'm sorry. It's just.. That's insulting to ...
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About the role of Kate Macer in Sicario

I've watched Sicario a few days ago and I've quite enjoyed it, especially the way in which the plot is gradually and simultaneously revealed to the audience and to the female protagonist, Kate Macer ...
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How does Sherlock come to the conclusion Moriarty is dead?

In the Sherlock special, I am a little confused as to how Sherlock came to the conclusion that Moriarity is in fact dead, the whole show was spent trying to figure out how the abominable wife did what ...
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Why did The Dude hate The Eagles so much?

The movie The Big Lebowski from 1998 portrays "The Dude" played by Jeff Bridges as an avid fan of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. There is a scene later in the movie where The Dude gets upset ...
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Why do Bell and Genesis say Ronnie is a magician in “Knock Knock”?

In Eli Roth's movie "Knock Knock" when Bell and Genesis are loading Louis' dead body into the van, who are they talking about when they say "Ronnie can make anything disappear"? I have searched but ...
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Why does the bank offer a tiny $3500 settlement for the home?

In the start of the movie 99 Homes, a family is evicted out of their home for missing three payments on their mortgage. But it turns out that the bank literally takes over the home itself the very ...
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Did Harry and Mia actually have sex?

The movie, Love Actually from 2003 depicts Harry portrayed by Alan Rickman as having a flirtatious relationship with his assistant, Mia portrayed by Heike Makatsch. Mia is the obvious aggressor in ...
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How did Drago get the Alpha?

I am confused about a scene in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The "bad guy" says that in order to conquer the dragons, you need dragons and you cannot beat an Alpha without another Alpha (to challenge ...
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Why did the mother's dragon attack the village?

I am confused about a scene in How To Train Your Dragon 2. The dragon of the mother was present in an assault to the village. However, that dragon is member of a nest, where the king is "a good guy", ...
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Why didn't the dragons leave their lair earlier?

I'm a bit confused about a scene in How To Train Your Dragon. When the Vikings reach the nest, they open holes and the dragons are flying away. Why didn't they do that in the first place and wait for ...
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Is Anita from Humans still in Mia?

Have you noticed that Anita not like other synths? I mean sometimes she acts weird not like other synths but more like real AI. So after Mia has taken control over body is Anita still there and how ...
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How did Deb miss the freezer?

In the first season of the television series Dexter, his sister Deb How could she possibly have missed such an obvious clue?
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Why did Warren treat the old General Sanford that way?

The general in The Hateful Eight seemed to be the least dangerous of the men present in the room (and eventually turned out that way, too). So why did Warren kill him then? Was Warren merely trying ...
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Why was Santino ordered to die by Barzini?

Why did Santino get killed in The Godfather? I recently watched the movie and I just don't get it. Why did he get killed by the order of Barzini?
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Did Chapman ever find a cigarette carrying roach?

In the first episode of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black, we see Piper Chapman being moved to a prison in Chicago. When she first arrives, and gets assigned to her cell, she ends up stepping on ...
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Why did the magic ceiling not react to professor Quirrell?

In the fourth Harry Potter movie, as well as in the fourth book, the magic ceiling of the Great Hall reacts strongly with a storm when Moody enters. But since the Ceiling reacts that way to evil, ...
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What really happened in Haute Tension?

Recently, I saw Haute tension a.k.a. High Tension. I could follow the movie well until the weird twist in the end where we are shown that Marie and the killer is the same person (in Marie's body). I ...
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Explanations for The Man in the High Castle?

Amazon's The Man in the High Castle was an outstanding piece of work, but after 10 episodes the underlying plot device is disturbingly unexplained. Are there any theories for: The films? Only two ...
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Does the interviewer really not know his subject's name?

In the movie Citizenfour the interviewer asks a weird question to Edward Snowden, right in the middle of their interview: Sorry, I don't know your name. They are making a documentary on him and ...
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Was Meredith a traitor?

In the 2013 film, The Numbers Station, Meredith is a broadcaster at the eponymous broadcast station, which is taken over by a group of armed operatives. At several points in the film, the point is ...
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How could Ant-Man break electronics after he penetrated through the yellow jacket?

At the end of the movie Ant-Man decides to become subatomic - he goes through the back of the yellow jacket. But after this we see him big enough to break wiring, electronics inside of the suit. He ...
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Grandfather Unable to Look at Grandson

In the 2015 film, Room... During a scene at dinner following the escape, the daughter remarked to her father that he would never look at or make eye contact with her son, his grandson. Her father ...
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How and when does the monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean get on the ship?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, the monkey steals a coin from the chest and becomes cursed, a plot shown after the credits. Mr. Gibbs and the other crew members sailed away from ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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Did Fredo know he was doomed on the boat?

In The Godfather: Part II Fredo was set to go fishing on Lake Tahoe with one of the Corleone children, but at the last minute he is told the child can't go, and that he will be joined by one of the ...
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Did V escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event?

In the movie V for Vendetta, did V blow up the Larkhill camp and escape before or after the St. Mary's virus event? I'm trying to figure if the Norsefire perfected the virus and the cure during the ...
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How was the baby born in the start?

In movie Predestination (2014), So, how was the baby born for the first time, and how does it come to know about the predestination?
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Did Agent Classified and Eva inform the others?

In the 2014 movie Penguins of Madagascar, when the penguins are in pursuit after busting out of Dave's submarine, it seems to me that Agent Classified and Eva came to know about the pursuit by ...
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What is the war in V for Vendetta?

In the movie V for Vendetta, they talk about the war in America spreading to England. What war are they referring to. There also seems to be some mention around the United States not being so United. ...
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How did Linus know the answer to Benedict's question?

In Ocean's Eleven there's the following conversation between Linus and Benedict: Benedict: You new at the commission? Linus: Been there about two years. Benedict: I know Hal Lindley over ...
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Why does William Stryker say he gave Wolverine claws even though he had them way before?

In X2, just right before Wolverine chains Stryker to the chopper, William Stryker says the following: People don't change, Wolverine. You were an animal then. You're an animal now. I ...
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How does the escaping criminal move the fridge back?

In season 4 of Luther, there is a scene where the police track the serial killer to his base. The killer escapes, apparently via some industrial air ducting. Luther finds his escape route but only ...
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Robert Fischer took the plane with Cobb's team?

Why did Robert Fischer take the plane with Cobb's team in Inception and how did he get sedated on the plane?
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South of Hell: Car in Purgatory

In episode 6 of South of Hell, the main characters are in Purgatory waiting for a bus that will take them to Hell. The main characters escape to a place on the edge of Purgatory and there is a car ...
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How did Magneto know Mystique injected the metal into Laurio's body?

In X2, Magneto sensed the iron in the guardian Laurio's blood, which was injected by Mystique, and used it to escape the plastic prison. It is normal that he sensed it, since he is, well... Magneto. ...
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Why do we not see snow or much of season change in the Walking Dead?

I do not recall seeing much snow or any serious weather change in the Walking Dead series. Is there a specific reason for that?
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How did Rick survive while in coma?

In the very beginning of the Walking Dead series if I recall correctly, Rick has been in coma for over a month, yet he managed to survive. We don't know exactly when the hospital got over-run but ...
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Was Spencer still alive?

In the movie Astronaut's Wife, the scene where Spencer's body is electrocuted. We see the alien being leave him. Had the body not died due to electrocution, would it still have the real Spencer? In ...
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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Prometheus MedPod [duplicate]

When Shaw wanted to extract Trilobite from her stomach she needed to d deceive medical program. I wonder if there is an explanation that MedPod placed specially for Meredith Vickers does not have ...
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What happened to Gideon on “The Flash”?

The rather powerful, time sensitive, and literal deus ex machina was a stunning find by the team. The team seems to be immune to the temporal fact of "unwinding Wells" assumably due to Star Labs ...
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Why was Lucius Malfoy never arrested?

In the Harry Potter series Lucius Malfoy is depicted quite early as one of the first Death-eaters. As a Death-eater, we can assume that he has probably used unforgivable curses many times (I wrote ...
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How were the Abominable Bride murders committed?

If I understand The Abominable Bride correctly (admittedly a very big "if"), the graveyard scene serves to prove to Sherlock that However, if the Ricoletti case really had occurred, then the ...