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Is there any reason why mostly technology deprived planets are pictured in the Star Wars movies?

Just watched the Force Awakens, and I noticed that once again, mainly low-tech planets are shown in the movie, which is at odds with the technology described. Jakku seems to be a garbage dump, the ...
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Was the nun really the mother?

Was the nun that visited the psychiatric hospital really John's/Don Juan DeMarco's mother? She confirmed some parts of his story (especially about living in a small town in Mexico), which was in ...
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Why couldn't the black smoke fly away from the island?

Towards the end of the show Lost, we observe the Black Smoke Monster taking form of a human being in the face of John Locke. It is later revealed that his ultimate plan is to leave the island, however,...
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Why didn't Hundred Eyes assassinate Jia Sidao in their first encounter?

In Netflix's Marco Polo, Hundred Eyes is sent to assassinate the Song chancellor Jia Sidao. He finds his target already in a duel with the new chancellor to be who is killed then a fight ensues ...
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How did the lead character in predestination movie get born for the first time? [duplicate]

In Predestination, how was the lead character born for the first time?
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Why wasn't Anubis present on the day Horus got crowned?

All of the gods were at the ceremony at the Palace of Osiris in Gods of Egypt. Horus was to be crowned as the new king of Egypt. All of the gods were present at that day, even though Set came a bit ...
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Why didn't Jimmy get the permission to air his commercial?

In s02e03 of Better Call Saul Jimmy makes a commercial to reach the residents at Sandpiper Crossing. He airs it without asking his boss for permission to do so which gets him into trouble. Why didn'...
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Why does Mr. Hinx go to Mr. White's house even when Spectre already knew he is dead?

In Spectre, Mr. Hinx goes to Mr. White's house to terminate him. However, Bond approaches him before he did, and Mr. White shot himself. There was a camera inside the house, which is used by Spectre ...
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Why does the Puppet Master want to merge with Major?

In Ghost in the Shell (1995), there appears to be 3 intelligent forms Type 1: a completely organic person. Example: section 9's chief Type 2: a brain from a type 1 + some codes + a bio-mechanical ...
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Is Neo living in two worlds inside the Matrix?

At the beginning of the matrix Neo is shown as a hacker and a computer programmer. Everytime you see a sequence of his hacker life, the sequence is interrupted by showing him waking up in the world ...
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What is Stef doing in the opening credits of Goonies?

So anyone familiar with the opening credits of Goonies will remember that it introduces all the characters by showing them as they are going about their daily activities, meanwhile the Fratelli's are ...
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Can anyone explain this reference with Jeremy Piven?

In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Episode 2 we see a large box of DVDs with Jeremy Piven on the cover playing the drums with the title 'Own the Skins' being dumped in a box marked 'FREE': Can anyone ...
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Why didn't Graff or Rackham lead the Second Fleet?

If the generals know so much about war, why did Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham) or Harrison Ford (General Graff) just fight the aliens? I understand that the younger generation would have a fresh ...
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how did Detective Keith Frazier & Detective Bill interrogate hostages?

How did Detective Keith Frazier & Detective Bill interrogate hostages face to face in Inside Man, if they are under captive of Dalton? Dalton released that heart patient guy at the start of the ...
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Who is “we” in Franks' monologue?

Episode 10 of the 4th season of House of Cards contains a fantastic scene of Frank intimidating Catherine Durant. When referring to himself Frank initially uses first person singular: But of ...
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Why is the bald man digging in the desert at the start of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

In the opening scene of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, there is a bald man that is digging in the desert who is then approached by Sybok. But what I don't understand is why he is digging in the ...
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What happened to the journal in the Butterfly Effect?

Towards the end of the Butterfly Effect, Evan accidentally kills Kayleigh, and is institutionalized, meaning he never writes most of this journals. However, he had already written a short entry about ...
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Ending of “Under Suspicion”

I just watched Under Suspicion (1991) and I'm not sure I've understood the outcome of the movie. Is it that Tony and Stassio's first wife screwed up everyone, framed Angelina, and got away, or I ...
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Where is Prince Charming?

Plot of fourth Shrek Forever After deals with idea that Shrek was never born and therefore Princess Fiona had to save herself. But, plot of Shrek 2 shows us that Prince Charming was charging to the ...
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Why does Zampa take the blame for Pierre Michel's murder?

In La French (The Connection) 2014 French film, Tany's associates are jailed after the heroin lab is busted and one of them comes up with a plan to organise Pierre Michel's murder on the outside by a ...
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Who was behind the bombings in Brazil?

Did I completely miss something, or did they really not explain who was behind the terrorist bombings in the film 'Brazil'? At first it's suspected to be the female truck driver, but then it is ...
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Hand drawings in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

In the movie A Walk Among the Tombstones, what was the significance of the drawings by the young black boy that was helping Matt? It looked like drawings appeared several times in the movie at ...
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Why does Alice lie to Zoe?

In Luther S01E01, Alice Morgan attacks Zoe Luther. During the attack, Alice lies to Zoe that John had assaulted her and had said that Zoe was dead amongst other things. Alice is shown to be methodical,...
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Where was the money transferred to in The Night Manager?

In The Night Manager, episode 6: So, where (or to whom) did he transfer the money?
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Why do the dolls attack everyone on the LOCUS SOLUS ship?

In Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Batou infiltrates a factory-ship owned by LOCUS SOLUS, while Togusa is hacking it externally. In the end, the dolls produced on the ship are activated and attack ...
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What were General Ross and Tony Stark talking about at the end of The Incredible Hulk?

At the end of the movie The Incredible Hulk, the one with Edward Norton, General Ross was sitting at a bar, drinking alone, when suddenly Tony Stark appears and they had a little chat. What were they ...
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How was Deke Simmons married to Mimi Corcoran

In episode 7 of the show 11.22.63 Jake is recovering from amnesia and has the following interaction with Deke Simmons Jake: Thanks, Frank. Deke: It's Deke, son. Deke Simmons. Jake: I know. ...
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Why Bobbi and Hunter can no longer work for S.H.I.E.L.D.?

I just watch S03E13 from Marvel Agents of Shield, Parting Shot. Even when make me very sad I understand sometime character die or leave the show. And in this case looks like they are going to be part ...
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Why did Remy demand the speeding ticket?

In one of the later episodes of House Of Cards Season 3, Remy got pulled over by a police officer for speeding, and when asked for his ID he says he forgot it in his office. Things get intense ...
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How come Anakin Skywalker is too old to train in Jedi way and Luke gets a free pass?

In Star Wars movies, it is said that Anakin Skywalker is way older than the age he is supposed to start training, however strangely enough Luke gets his training in his adulthood?
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Where does the timeline of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, we saw that Wolverine kills Jean Grey and Scott Summers was killed. Later, In The Wolverine, Logan recovers from his past. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Scott ...
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Why did Freya suddenly get so agitated during her speech?

Nearing the climax of The Huntsman: Winter's War, when Freya is holding a speech in front of her Huntsmen right before Eric tries to assassinate her, she suddenly starts to hesitate a little and gets ...
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Who was ruling Duloc after end of Shrek?

At the end of movie Shrek, Lord Farquaad is eaten by dragon. But the whole movie is also about his attempts to become King of Duloc and surrounding areas. At the beginning of Shrek 2, Shrek is called ...
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Why did she kill the donkey?

In the opening scene of "The Lobster" there is this woman driving in the countryside. She stops somewhere in the middle of a pasture and then she shoots a donkey dead. Why? Transforming people into ...
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Why did R2-D2 have to download plans for the Death Star, if Vader thought that the crew intercepted them?

At the beginning of A New Hope, Vader accuses the crew of the Tantive IV of intercepting secret Imperial Plans, which I'm guessing are the Death Star plans. If they really did surreptitiously ...
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What is the meaning of Jacob's line, “What about you?”

When Ben confronts Jacob in the Lost season 5 finale, he asks Jacob, What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? To which Jacob simply replies, What about you? That seems like a ...
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Why did Deborah not let Noodles back in

In Once Upon a Time in America why did Deborah not let Noodles back in after he and Max were beaten up by Bugsy and his gang of thugs?
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Will and Sarah connections

In Netflix series Sense8 during a pilot episode its shown that Angelica give birth to cluster which Will belongs, by this I am guessing she activate his cluster at that moment and he start to feel ...
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Do we know who died in the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead? [closed]

At the end of S06E16 of The Walking Dead, a major character died. However, who this character is was not revealed on the show. Series creator Robert Kirkman, appearing on after show The Talking ...
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Where did the jet engine come from in the movie Donnie Darko?

In the film Donnie Darko, a jet engine lands on Donnie's room in the beginning of the movie. I thought that it was the engine of the plane in which his mother and sister were travelling, which gets ...
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How did Lois Lane know that she has to bring back the spear?

At the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice only Superman knows what happens inside there. How did Lois Lane understand that she has to bring the rod back to kill... the monster?
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Why does Indiana Jones not fall when he grabs the wrong letters in The Last Crusade?

In Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, when Indiana Jones steps on the letters to spell out the God's name and he accidentally steps on J, which was the wrong letter, he falls and grabs onto other ...
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When does the last victim die

At the end of Angel Heart, when Harold finally makes the terrible discovery that he and John Favorite are the same person and that he had killed all those people himself, Harold has a flashback about ...
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Who was the Mountain crushing?

In Season 4 Episode 7 "Mockingbird" of Game of Thrones, we are reintroduced to "the Mountain", Gregor Clegane, an almost literal mountain of a man. He was summoned to King's Landing by Cersei to be ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused of ...
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Why does Emily Taylor still need medication at the end of the movie?

At the end of Side Effects (2013), Dr Banks says Emily still needs medication, but for me as audience she looks fine, she commit all truth. But she is forced to take medication, why so?
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How did Catwoman know where Bane was?

I had to watch The Dark Knight Rises thrice to get the whole meaning of how everything adds up, but it still doesn't make sense to me how Catwoman knew where Bane was. Was Selina working with Bane, ...
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Wasn't the Dark Knight against killing criminals?

In Batman vs Superman, why does the Batman have no trouble in killing goons while rescuing Martha Kent, when we know that the Dark Knight is inclined towards lawfully trying criminals rather than ...
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Who was the man in the Wayne building?

At the start of Dawn of Justice, we see a flashback where Bruce Wayne was present in Metropolis while the highly destructive battle between Superman and Zod was happening at the climax of Man of Steel....
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How does Batman know that Clark is Superman?

Okay, so I may have missed this but I can't think of the scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where this happened. I know when both Clark and Bruce were in Lex's house for an event, Clark ...