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Why does the ex-undercover cop in Homefront keep sensitive files about his identity unprotected at home?

The recent Jason Statham action movie Homefront has a lead character who used to be an undercover DEA cop, Phil Broker. Phil has moved to some small town in the country so his daughter can have a ...
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Why would the satellite debris have followed the Tiangong out of orbit?

The antagonist of the film Gravity is a wave of shrapnel which circles the earth every 90 minutes. The result of a "controlled destruction" of a defunct Russian Satellite (what is this, the cold ...
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Where does King Kong fall?

When Kong falls off the Empire State Building, on what street does he land? Has anyone tracked his movements around the top of the ESB, perhaps using the Chrysler building as a coordinate, to see from ...
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How did they get “King Kong” back to New York?

It's a question audiences have been asking since 1933, so I thought this would be the perfect place for it :) Even Peter Jackson decided to side-step this particular issue in his remake. What's the ...
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Why does 2001: A Space Odyssey not provide an explanation of its ending? Are we supposed to read the book?

It's a movie geek's film to watch and to enjoy. But when I reached the end, I had no idea what to take from it. Some of the ideas are amazing, the visuals, and the lines (I'm sorry, Dave. I'm ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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Why was Tyra so worried about college in season 1?

Throughout the first season of "Friday Night Lights," it is assumed that most of the main teenage characters (Jason Street, Tim Riggins, Lyla Garrity, Tyra Collette) are seniors. Specifically Tyra, ...
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How did Nomak learn about the supposedly secret location where Blade was being held?

As per the ff: dialogue between Kounen and Blade in the film, Blade II: KOUNEN: But fortunately for us, he doesn't know this location. BLADE: Now... he does. Kounen was talking about Nomak ...
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Why did Mike shoot through Chow's right hand?

When Mike rescued Chow, who was being held hostage by cartel's hitmen, he asked if the lady to whom Chow spoke in Chinese can drive. When Chow replied that she can drive, Mike shot him through his ...
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Around what time did this scene where Ted encounters Naomi take place?

Recently, I watched the How I Met Your Mother episode, "The Poker Game"(S09E05), when my sister pointed me out this jarring inconsistency from approximately minute 09:56: Here, you could explicitly ...
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Why was Clark Kent unable to hold the falling steel structure of the oil rig?

It is seen in the movie that Clark was unable to hold the steel structure of the oil rig and was plunged into the sea with it. Isn't is expected that Clark Kent would have full control over the steel ...
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What happened to “The Greek” in the Wire?

"The Greek" managed to board a plane with Vondas at the end of season 2 therefore avoiding being arrested. I remember a scene in season 5 where Marlo meets Vondas on a park bench which leads to a ...
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Rookie Anderson's initial evaluation of Dredd

During the scene chief judge introduces Dredd to rookie Anderson, this conversation ensues. Chief judge: Rookie Anderson what can you tell me about the person I am with? Rookie: Male, another ...
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Dolores Umbridge: Misguided or Sinister?

This is an on-going debate between my husband and I stemming from our viewing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this weekend. In OOTP, Umbridge really appears to be more of a misguided ...
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Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?

Because Mike works for Gus Fring, presumably he should be all set financially. Also Mike is apparently loyal to Gus. Why would he need a part time job as a PI for Saul Goodman on top of his multiple ...
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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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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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The planned assassination of Don Corleone - The Godfather

In The Godfather, Sollozzo and the Tattaglia's attempt to assassinate Don Corleone. He is shot several times in the back but survives. An hour before the assassination Sollozzo picks up Tom Hagen. He ...
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Why did Avatar Roku destroy the temple after talking with Aang?

I just finished watching "Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar Roku". Towards the end of the episode once Aang is done talking with Roku he (Avatar Roku) proceeds to destroy the tower. Why does Avatar ...
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Why didn't the abducted victims talk?

In the movie Prisoners (2013), the abducted victims (Alex Jones, Bob Taylor and then Anna and Joy) didn't talk -that much- Anna and Joy maybe didn't talk because they were shocked and tired but what ...
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How could Leonard trick himself with a fake name? [duplicate]

If Leonard Shelby's real name was Sam Jenkins, and in his condition he couldn't create any new long term memories, then how could he trick himself with a fake name? He couldn't distort his long term ...
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Punishment for bad behavior - a moped!

In Donnie Darko there is an exchange between Donnie's parents about some behavior over which they were called in to see the principal. Later, they are sitting together, eating in silence, each lost ...
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Why did Ben try to help Dan?

At the end of the movie 3:10 to Yuma, we see Ben killed his teammate Charlie after failing to save Dan. We have seen that Ben tried to cooperate with Dan during the second half of the movie. So, was ...
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Are there any spiders in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?

I suffer from a severe level of arachnophobia. in the description of the movie it says: Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, ...
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Did Rage spread from Britain or not?

In 28 Days Later..., the soldiers are discussing that Rage is so infectious and manifests so quickly after infection (within seconds) that it couldn't have spread outside of Britain. However, in the ...
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Why does Freddie attempt to “process” the blonde in the final scene?

In the final minutes of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (2012) the character played by Joaquin Phoenix enters a bar and makes suggestive eye contact with a woman there, and then scene cuts to the ...
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Who are Linus' mom and dad really?

In all the Ocean Movies - Linus' (Matt Damon's) mom (in 12) and dad (in 13) get the gang out of sticky situations. They say they are part of the law enforcement agencies - but I have never been sure. ...
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What are the Planets?

In the movie "After Earth" the humans are relocated to another planet. What is that planet and the planet the ship crashes? Is it the Earth?
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Who slashed Matt Reynold's throat in LA Confidential?

In LA confidential, Sid Hudgens and Jack Vincennes set up this one kid, Matt Reynolds, to have sex with the district attorney so they can take pictures of the two of them. However, when Jack has a ...
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What is going on in Pan's Labyrinth?

I just watched Pan's Labyrinth last night. The movie is really good, but I could not understand one thing - the fantasy part with Ofelia, is it happening for real or she is just imagining things? I ...
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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...
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Why didn't they leave one end of the wire at the beach?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Beetee (played by Jeffrey Wright) comes up with the plan to wrap a wire around the "Lightning Tree", and plant the other end of the wire in the water at ...
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Is Jeffrey involved in the virus plot or just the animal-release plot?

I love "12 Monkeys" and have seen it a dozen times. Still I can't figure out if Jeffrey Goines is working in conjunction with redheaded scientist to destroy mankind, or if Jeffrey's only plan was to ...
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How did Indy know not to look into the Ark?

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the Ark opening ceremony the nazi troops brings the Ark of the Convenant to the top of the mountain as Belloq said something before opening the Ark. Then they took the ...
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At which dream level did Inception end?

In the ending of Inception, there is some doubt that Cobb is in real world. But if he is not in real world then at which level of dream he is? Starting at the presumed starting 'real world' as the ...
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Fringe Mass Redistribution

During a rewatch of episodes of Fringe, I have re-encountered "Jacksonville", the episode that demonstrated the first explicit example of mass distribution from the alternate universe. A building ...
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How does Dom know the color of Letty's car?

In Fast & Furious aka The Fast and the Furious 4. When Dom is out on the road piecing together Letty's accident in his mind... how does he know the color and make of the car she was driving? He ...
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What is Superman's costume doing in a 20,000 year old ship?

In the movie Man of Steel Superman somehow finds his iconic costume in the 20,000 year old ship, which looks more modern than the dress that Jor-El wore. And it bears the symbol of his House. Can ...
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Why did Walt call the police?

He was supposed to be in hiding, and it was just a matter of luck that he wasn't caught... the police didn't check the inside of the cars, and 'his' was covered in snow.
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What was the Lewis Carroll reference and mockery to the Phoenix members?

A scene in The Social Network Mark wants the mailing list of Phoenix Club members from Eduardo. The conversation was : Mark Zuckerberg: These guys know people. And I need their emails. ...
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Was Dr. Lecter really cooking human flesh?

In the TV-series Hannibal in one of the episodes we see Dr. Lecter killing a man and there are many incidents throughout the season about Hannibal killing people. But I didn't understand or could not ...
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Why did Cass distrust the Doctor?

In the webisode The Night of the Doctor we meet the pilot Cass who is extremely fearful (or perhaps angry with) the Doctor once she realises he's a timelord (bonus points if you can tell me how she ...
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Damon taking Elena to a faroff city and bar?

In The Vampire Diaries, S01E11, Why does Damon takes Elena to a far off city and then to a bar? What was his purpose? In an earlier episode it was said that he does everything with a purpose.
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What's real in “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix (2000) Thomas A. Anderson or more widely known as Neo was recruited by Morpheus to rebel against the machines. As per the plot, The Matrix of the story was un-real and a virtual reality ...
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What does “they are holding” mean?

In season 3, episode 3, Hank and Gomez are in a low class bar where all the other patrons look criminal. Hank comments that two patrons "are holding", and maybe the bar owner is holding too. Does he ...
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Oracle's motives in the Matrix trilogy

What does the Oracle wish for? Disorder? If she supports humans then she should help destroy the Matrix. If she does not, then she should mislead Neo and make the machines win. In the end of The ...
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Why did the 11th doctor live so long compared with his predecessors?

According to the TARDIS Data Core there was about two or three years between the appearance of the 9th doctor and his regeneration. From the same source we can estimate that the 10th doctor lived ...
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A study in pink: doesn't Sherlock know it's not a real gun?

I have a doubt regarding the first season's first episode of Sherlock. Towards the end, Sherlock says to the serial killer "I know a real gun when I see one". The serial killer (i.e, the cab ...
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Why was Alex not killed?

In Prisoners, Holly Jones and her husband were a religious couple who lost their son to cancer. This led to a loss of faith and in their thirst for revenge, they attempt to deny happiness to other ...
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Why was Tony Stark so sure that Banner would return to fight?

In The Avengers, despite the mess Hulk made with the ship, why was the Iron Man so sure that Dr. Banner would return to fight?