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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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Back to the Future Part 3 - 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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“It doesn't work on Wood”… Evidence to the contrary?

It has been a long running joke on Dr Who that his screwdriver has no effect on Wood.. However, in the episode Robots of Sherwood the Dr uses his screwdriver on a wooden/straw target with this ...
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How do they know the contents of the morning weather report message before they break the code?

In The Imitation Game there's this 'aha' moment where they realize IF they know the contents of the morning weather report they can use that to break the enigma. They can use the common phrases found ...
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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 did no one want to treat Kili's wound after Thorin left for the Lonely Mountain?

In the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", when Thorin & Company leave from Esgaroth to Erebor by boat, the whole city is cheering them. Shortly after, Kili (who is wounded and was ...
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How does Amy escape capture?

In the movie Gone Girl, Amy has killed a man. She has his blood all over him. The cameras in the house would prove that Neil’s character was innocent. Even the smallest of investigations would prove ...
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How did the machine work before this realisation?

Perhaps this would fit the History SE or another, but I'm asking here because I don't know how historically accurate the film is. In the film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing's team has created a ...
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How did Alan lose his chiropractic license?

In season 12, episode Here I come, pants: Walden: "We'll gonna lose everything we worked for over one stupid mistake." Alan: "It's my chiropractic license all over again." I can't remember ...
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Why did Ernst Jürgen commit suicide 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 ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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How does Smaug know about the Ring?

I recently watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In the movie, there is one shot where Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain to find the Arkenstone and accidentally awakens Smaug. There is a ...
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In Grand Budapest Hotel, an explanation regarding Gustave

Tried to keep the title spoiler free. Spoilers follow: In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave is wanted for murder. At the end we see that the second will is produced which shows that in the case of ...
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In The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home?

In the movie- The Caller, why didn't Mary just go to her mom's home? when Steve kept hindering her and when she discovered the bodies, she could've just gone to her mom's home. So why didn't ...
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The Game has some unanswered Questions! [closed]

In the movie The Game by David Fincher a thriller IMDB Movie Descripoion: Wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange Birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a ...
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Why did Ripley try to deactivate the self-destruct sequence?

In the final sequences of Alien, Ripley activates the self destruct sequence of the ship, Nostromo. After seeing the alien in front of the shuttle entrance, Ripley runs back to the control room and ...
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Why was Baelfire sent back with everyone when Regina tore the curse scroll?

I don't understand why Baelfire got sent back to the Enchanted forest with everyone in S0311 after Regina tore the curse scroll, "canceling the curse". It doesn't make sense to me. He wasn't in ...
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Who is the serial killer in Memories of Murders?

Is it known who is the killer after the ending scene? The former detective looked very intense, as if he finally understood who was the serial killer, but it's not very clear. Also, is the actor ...
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Who killed the assasins after the failed hit on Michael Corleone?

Michael survives an attempt on his life at the beginning of the Godfather 2. The gunmen miss him and attempt to flee. We then see that they have been killed. Who killed the bodyguards?
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What was going on with Dennis in S10E04?

During the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Charlie Work" (S10E04) Charlie has Dennis play the barkeeper during the health inspection. But all he ever gets out is a quite nervous ...
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White horse in season 2 of Zorro (1957)

In season 1 of Zorro (1957), Zorro's horse, Tornado was black, but in the first half of season 2 it was white, and the second half the season it was black. Was this oversight, or two different horses? ...
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What is the origin of mimics in Edge of Tomorrow?

In the wiki for Edge of Tomorrow it's stated that The film takes place in the near future, where an alien race has invaded the Earth and defeated the world's military units. It's only telling ...
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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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Was the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the ring would vanquish Sauron?

In Fellowship of the Ring, were those at the Council of Elrond aware that destroying the One Ring would defeat Sauron? I'm guessing that they must have known this because nobody seemed surprised that ...
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In Suits, why doesn't Mike Ross just get a law degree?

The USA television series Suits revolves around Mike Ross practicing law without a degree and about trying to keep that secret. Mike Ross is clearly capable of being a lawyer. He passed the bar exam ...
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Why did Ted Beneke refuse Skyler's money?

The Breaking Bad character Ted Beneke, Skyler White's boss and lover, was committing serious tax fraud with his company. When he gets the obligation to repay over 600 grand in tax debts in order to ...
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Can someone explain the ending/themes in the 2006 movie “Bug”?

The movie Bug (2006) was a thriller/mystery about a man who seemed a bit psychotic and a woman who seemed a tad unstable. I get that there was a bit of conspiracy theory going on, and the male lead ...
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What is the role of the Colonel & who is he in “The Double (2013)”

I'm talking about The Double (2013) I find this movie very confusing. And after searching a bit, reading wiki,IMDb synopsis I found that the movie is ambiguous and can be interpreted differently. ...
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What evidence existed against Skyler White during the final episodes of Breaking Bad?

I've been watching Breaking Bad as of late, and I've got the final episode planned for tonight (so please, no spoilers). In Ozymandias and Granite State, we see Walter White going into hiding after ...
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In the Film Red who shoots Joe as he leaves Dunning's house?

While Joe and frank are at Dunning's house, the FBI (or maybe the CIA, or maybe both!?) surrounds them. Victoria tells them they are surrounded and there is no clean exit, but she can cover them to ...
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In the movie The Colony (2013), please explain this scene

In the movie The Colony (2013), there is a scene when 3 men travel from one colony to another because they've lost contact with each other. On the way there, the men come across a car with bodies in ...
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Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?

What are or what could be reasons that Jackie as the new majority whip is against Claire's sexual abuse bill? edit: First time, it is directly revealedto to the viewer that Jackie is against it is in ...
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Does Alice actually sleep with Larry?

In the 2004 film Closer, every affair between two people always has a scene alluding to it, except the one between Larry (Clive Owen) and Alice (Natalie Portman). She is only shown stripping in front ...
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What is the significance of the little Russian kid story?

In a scene of The Equalizer where Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is sitting in a restaurant in front of Teddy (Marton Csokas) McCall tells him a story he heard from a Russian officer. The story ...
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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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What happened to the Witch?

In the 2014 film Into the Woods the Witch (played by Meryl Streep) It's mentioned that, after the first time she lost Is it the same curse that ultimately caused the dramatic end to her song? If ...
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How did The Joker know who Batman's parents were?

In Batman (1989), when Batman tells The Joker that he killed his parents, The Joker responds with, "I was just a kid!" See this clip at the 0:52 mark: ...
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Random bystanders helping Reacher out

During the Camaro Chevelle chase scene, Reacher simply walks out of his moving car and joins a crowd waiting for a bus (or possibly a tram) while the police converge on the still moving vehicle. Why ...
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How do the Reavers reproduce?

In the Firefly universe, there are a group of monstrous, man-eating madmen known as the Reavers. There are many myths spinning around their origin, one of the most prevalent being that they traveled ...
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What was the little boy Andy trying to do at the end of Snowpiercer?

At the end of Snowpiercer, the head of the train protruded and Andy climbed in. Curtis tried to stop Andy from doing so, Wilford suggested that was the task Andy was given. What was that task?
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Why does the killer need to conceal their identity?

I remember being impressed by the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge when I first watched it. The plot (in case you don't remember) involves a prominent Editor (Jeff Bridges) accused of killing his wife ...
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Did Col. Landa actually recognize Shosanna?

In the first part of the movie he kills her family and she escapes. He is known as the Jew Hunter and never lets any Jews escape him. Later when he meets her under her assumed name Emmanuelle he makes ...
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What is the difference between Minas Tirith and Gondor?

In Return of the King, after Pippin looks into the Palantir, he tells Gandalf that he saw a white tree, and Gandalf says what he saw was Minas Tirith. He then apparently takes Pippin on a horse to ...
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What was Nicholas Van Orton's real birthday date in “The Game”?

In The Game, There are two dates mentioned as Nicholos' birthday.The first one is October 11th, which is mentioned while Nicholas and Conrad has a chat at the hotel. Conrad: and all the sudden it ...
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Who is the rapist in the opening sequence of Dressed To Kill?

In Dressed To Kill (1980), the opening sequence shows Angie Dickinson being raped while taking a bath. It's never even mentioned in the movie again. Who? Why?
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Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door in DDLJ?

Off-late, many people on Facebook have been sharing this particular still from DDLJ. It seems funny or logical? Why didn't Simran get into bogey from first door? Does director want to show LOVE IS ...
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What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
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So what is so bad about being a Divergent?

This movie left me incredibly confused at the end. I don't know if I missed something or if they just legitimately never explained it. The entire movie felt like just some random action movie that ...
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Who is Mr. Gold in the movie Revolver?

I have loved the movie Revolver and I cannot control my urge of fully understand it. From what I could make out of the movie, it is purely an analogy to chess. The characters of the movie are all ...