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What was the reason Owen Chase did not kill the gigantic whale?

In In the Heart of the Sea I didn't understand the last part when Owen Chase had the chance to kill the whale but he spared it. What was the significance of that particular scene?
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What does the doctor mean by “plastic” in Room?

After the escape, a doctor tells Ma that it’s a good thing she got Jack out while he was still "plastic". What does he mean by plastic?
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Why does Captain Jack Sparrow suffer from the curse?

As told in the Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow faces mutiny by his crew members and is abandoned on an island before the mutineer crew find a chest of cursed coins. How is it then ...
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What happened to the last of the sins in Se7en?

I have watched Se7en and followed Gluttony, Greed, Sloth and Lust. But I couldn't place the events of the other sins: Envy, Wrath and Pride. Please provide some light on these. I am really ...
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Why Ava behaved like that with Caleb?

I'm talking about Ex Machina, a masterpiece. I tried to give a title so that it doesn't contain any spoiler. Now spoilers ahead Ava an advanced AI developed human consciousness. So while Caleb ...
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The Anti-Christ in the Name of the Rose

I thought The Name of the Rose was intriguing and fascinating (the sound effects, the location, the costumes, and the characters). What I don't understand, however, is that the anti-christ was ...
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Why was Bahubali killed by Katappa? [duplicate]

In Baahubali: The Beginning, why was Bahubali killed? What was Kappata's problem? Why did he kill such a good king?
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Explanation of The Scribbler's supernatural abilities please

Q: How does Katie's character in The Scribbler (2014) have supernatural abilities, or, anyone who uses her machine for that matter? D: There seems to me to be no good explanation in the movie about ...
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What happened to the twins?

In The Witch, in the middle of the night, the evil witch goes into the barn and attacks the goats. The next morning, we see the twins have disappeared. Did the witch take the twins?
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Why was the doll from Annabelle so treasured?

Couple of instances that point to the unexplained & inexplicable importance of the doll sans as the conduit. First, at the beginning, when John gives the doll as a gift to Mia, when she ...
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Explanation of a drugged up Vincent Vega scene

It is an axiom that in a well made feature film, the director will agonize over what scenes to leave in and which to cut. In essence, any scene which does not advance the story will be cut. Many ...
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Why did Ben manipulate Locke into not entering the code?

In Season 2, Ben (as fake Henry Gale) was trying to manipulate Locke into not entering the code into the computer in the Swan Station. This was made clear in particular when Ben told Locke that never ...
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What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
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How do the singularity breaches works in The Flash? [closed]

I just saw all 5 currently released episodes of Season 2 from The Flash and got a few questions. Answers to any of my questions will be helpful, some questions might not have been explained but if I ...
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How much money did Charlie Harper have?

This is quite tricky to figure out, and I am not looking for a specific number, but for a approximation. As you know, Charlie (nearly) always had a lot of money to spend, but a few hints suggest that ...
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Why is “…there’s two in martini!” funny?

From Friends: The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion [Scene: Chandler’s office, he is just finishing a meeting with his boss.] Doug: So thanks for the warm welcome. It’s good to have you ...
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Why does John du Pont do that to Dave Schultz?

In Foxcatcher, we see John du Pont and Mark Schultz build some kind of friendship, based primarily on Mark's need of stepping out of his brother's shadow and John trying to impress his mother by ...
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Why does Rapunzel flip an atlas book with Eugene in the middle of the dance montage?

When Rapunzel sees the town for the first time, she begins to dance and encourage random people to dance with her. In the middle of this dance, we see her in a "library"? Flipping a book containing ...
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Does Anton Chigurh kill Carla Jean Moss?

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any ...
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How long was each Squinterns' turn at the Jeffersonian?

In Bones, after Zack's face-heel turn into the Gormogon's Apprentice ended with his incarceration (commitment?), the assistant internship (fellowship) position was filled with various people, all grad ...
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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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What does Inspector Bucket's new case at the end of Dickensian signify?

I recently finished watching the BBC TV series Dickensian. It's a somewhat fanciful soap opera which attempts to fill in the backstories of a wide variety of characters from the novels of Charles ...
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Explanation for the final scene of The Machinist

If Trevor finally goes to the police at the end of The Machinist to say that he did the accident and he goes to sleep in a jail cell, why does he drive again into a tunnel after a second?
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What's wrong between Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula in Friends?

There is an episode of the very popular TV series Friends wherein Phoebe says that she wants to patch things up with her twin sister before their 30th Birthday (in a flashback in The One Where They ...
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Did Capote really care about Perry Smith?

In the 2005 film Capote, we see that while Truman Capote was talking/interviewing Perry Smith, he got really close to him. But, whenever Perry asked him if he had started the book (which he asked ...
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What is the significance of the Paris back story?

In the film "Goddess of Love"... It appears to be unrelated to the plot and yet is poised to have major significance to Venus' current circumstances. Was it simply a previous episode of psychotic ...
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How were some gods brought back to life?

In Gods of Egypt, lots of gods have been killed during the movie, and it was mentioned more than once that this is impossible to bring back the dead, including dead gods. However, in the end, some ...
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Why didn't Tesla use his machine to make money before selling it to Angier?

In The Prestige, Nikola Tesla builds the magician Rupert Angier a teleport machine that also ends up duplicating the object placed inside of it. It is further revealed that Tesla is bankrupt, and that ...
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Was Venus actually in the desert?

In the film, "Goddess of Love", the 'other woman' confronted Venus over the death of her cat, and then... Which portions of the desert scene (if any) were actually real?
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How much time elapsed?

In the film "Goddess of Love" how much time elapsed between When Venus... and the final scene in the film?
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How does Skynet get created in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, they show that the series of events from the first terminator never happens. This is an alternate timeline. They also destroy subsequent chips from other terminators. ...
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Why is Raymond K. Hessel an Asian man with an accent in Fight Club?

In the movie Fight Club, is there a plot-related reason that Raymond K. Hessel is portrayed by Joon Kim, a South Korean national with a very noticeable Asian accent? The surname Hessel seems to be ...
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Population always increases in The 100 in respect to the Grounders

In the 100 tv series, the population of the grounders always increases in an insane amount which is always confusing why??.. First of all, In the Season 1:in the final episodes, where the Grounders ...
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In Duke of Burgundy, what did the psychedelic montage mean?

SPOILERS: Everything I write here is a spoiler. Before the end act of the movie, there is a psychedelic montage (dream sequence). What it represents or what happens within it is not entirely clear to ...
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What happened to the money in Blackhat?

I'm a little late here, I didn't see Blackhat in theatres. Why did he only have about 50 million dollars in the bank at the end? He took 78 million dollars from that bad guy! They should have ...
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What was the mechanic noise behind the Black Smoke Monster in Lost?

In the Lost series, I could understand in the end, what was the Black Smoke Monster but I could never figure out the origin of the mechanic noise that followed it. What was producing this noise?
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Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels?

Why is technology so advanced in the Star Wars prequels? The obvious answer is that the prequels were made in the 90s - 00s while the first films were made in the 70s and 80s, therefore real world ...
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Ending scene of The Ides of March

What is the meaning of the ending scene in the movie The Ides of March Does Stephen Meyers reveal the true story as a reply to the interviewer's question? If yes, why does he do that? There wasn't ...
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Why did Curtis say he had no money?

In 'Mississippi Grind', Curtis places a 100 dollar bet in a street basketball game and loses. Then he says he cannot pay because he has no money. The other players beat him up for that and go through ...
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How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

In the last episode (Better Angels) of AMC's The Walking Dead, Shane and Randall became walkers shortly after dying: According to Wikipedia: This episode suggests that the zombie outbreak could ...
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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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What happened to the money?

I recently saw Asghar Farhadi's A Separation (great movie). A major part of the movie revolves around the accident involving Razeih (the caretaker). In the particular scene where Nader returns to his ...
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What was the significance of the Russian cultural backdrop in “The Deer Hunter”?

The Deer Hunter begins with an hour long act in which there is a young couple getting married in an elaborate Russian Orthodox ceremony and reception rolled into a bit of a sendoff party for Michael ...
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Was there a Fifth Horseman?

In Now You See Me the legend says that The Eye only takes new members twice a century. When would Rhodes have been accepted? Certainly not fifty years ago. One might assume that his role in everything ...
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In the “False Prophet” scene, what is Daniel Plainview eating?

What is Daniel Plainview eating in the last scene of There Will Be Blood as he is forcing Eli to recite "I am a false prophet, God is a superstition!" before killing him?
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What is the significance of Ninja Swords being the weapon for Deadpool?

I was watching Deadpool and one thing which stuck in my mind is why ninja swords. Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords. Then what was the reason that Deadpool ...
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Upside Down Loft (Weeds)

How did everything in the loft get upside down? Weeds: Season 7: Episode: 9 (Cats! Cats! Cats!) & Episode: 10 (System Overhead)
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What happened to Sophie and her family in “Hanna”

In the movie Hanna, with Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett, what happened to Sophie (Jessica Barden) and her family? Can we assume that Marissa murdered them? That's what I got when she ...
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Is the Mayor aware of the fact that she is the Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time?

I've just finished watching Episode 12 of Season 1 of Once Upon a Time. As stated by Henry at the beginning of the series, everyone's memories have been erased, including the Mayor's. However, the ...
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Is Borden's true identity real, or another ruse?

Towards the end of The Prestige, it's revealed that Borden accomplishes his Transported Man trick by using his twin brother as a double. It then becomes clear that he has been doing this in his ...