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Would the crew have made it back to Earth anyway?

When Kappa decouples the bomb from Icarus 2 in Sunshine the second shield protecting the living quarters of the ship floats away and the shield starts to break apart. Was this meant to mean that no ...
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Who did Marcy D'Arcy sleep with at the end of “The naked and the Dead, but mostly the naked”?

At the end of the Married with Children episode "The naked and the Dead, but Mostly the Naked", the show shows the houses of Al, Ike and Bobby with off-screen screams of pleasure from their respective ...
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What really happened to Korra?

In the finale to this season of Legend of Korra we see Korra finally battle Amon head-to head. However, the turn out is unfavorable as Korra loses her bending skills, but somehow retains and ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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How does husband fit into the story?

I have watched 'The Others' with Nicole Kidman last night, great movie however one thing that I don't understand is if they all are ghosts, how does husband fit into this? I mean he presumably died ...
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Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2

Bill is wearing a wedding ring during the whole movie. Does that suppose to mean he was married with the Bride in the first place?
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Train scene in the movie “Shame”

My question is about a scene in the movie Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan directed by Steve McQueen. Train Scene 1 : In the beginning of the movie, Brandon(Michael Fassbender) is ...
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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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Explanation of the meeting between Gus and Don Eladio [duplicate]

Why was Max Arciniega the only one killed in the meeting between him, Gud Fring & Don Eladio? In episode 4.08 Don Eladio says to Gus: ‘we know who you are, that’s the only reason why you’re ...
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Why did Django come to Candieland?

I'm not sure it's ever explicitly explained why Schultz brings Django to Candieland in the first place? Surely they were aware that their plan is greatly jeopardized by bringing Django along: not ...
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How many kills did the Angel of Verdun have?

I watched The Edge of Tomorrow yesterday and I think I heard the background news report mention the Angel of Verdun had 100 kills in Verdun, and not long after it was said she had 300 kills. Did ...
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Is The Hunger Games a future or alternate world?

I've watched Hunger Games and Catching Fire a couple of times and I can't seem to find answer to the following: Is the world of Panem our own world, but in the future, or is it a parallel world to ...
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How did Thor and Banner know where to go?

In the middle of The Avengers, the team is split up after coming together on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Bruce Banner/Hulk end up in an abandoned warehouse. Thor ends up in a field. Shortly ...
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How did Quaid know who to shoot when someone pretended to be trying to “wake him up”?

In the Mars version of Total Recall, it was a doctor. In the 2012 version, his friend, Harry. How did he know to not take the pill / shoot his friend rather than Melina?
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Why not use a camera instead of sending Sylvester in S01E02?

I was watching Scorpion. 4 genius working with intelligence to catch bad guys. Cool! But... In the second episode there was an unknown virus that was killing governor's child. So genius guys found a ...
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What is Mycroft implying when he says “Regrettably Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer”?

Is Lady Smallwood actually willing to just let Sherlock go? But mycroft doesn't agree because Sherlock murdered someone therefore must be punished whatsoever?
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Was the success of Rupert Pupkin real in King of Comedy?

In the final scene of Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' a news report suggests that Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert De Niro), after coming out of prison, becomes a sensation and releases his much ...
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How was Optimus able to fly?

At the end of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus flies off with the seed to seek out the Creators. The question is, where did he get the ability to fly?
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How Damien Echols survived Death Row in Devil's Knot?

How Damien Echols survived Death Row in Devil's Knot? Quote from the movie: Mr.Echols, you have been adjudicated guilty on three counts of capital murder as well, the death of Michael Moore, ...
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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Why did Django kill miss Lara?

During the climax of Django Unchained, Django enters Calvin's house and he asks Shiba and the other black girl to say goodbye to miss Lara, after which he shoots her. Why did Django kill that lady? ...
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In the movie, “The Warrior's Way,” a Samurai drags the tip of his sword across the ground. Would not a Samurai need a sharp blade with which to slash?

In the movie, "The Warrior's Way," during the opening sequence, the protagonist of the story is seen to drag the tip of his sword across a wooden bridge and through a patch of gravel. In reality ...
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What happens to the hard drive with agents' names in Skyfall?

Apologies for ripping off Honest Trailers, but that was something I didn't figure out as well from watching Skyfall and it bugged me: Silva stole the hard drive with names of NATO agents, presumably ...
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What is Red's motivation?

On the TV show The Blacklist (2013), what does Raymond Reddington gain/what is his motivation for helping the FBI capture so many people on his “Blacklist”? and is this linked to why he chose ...
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Did James Bond fail his mission in “Skyfall”?

If I understand Skyfall correctly, James Bond's primary mission is to protect M from being killed by Silva -- despite this, near the end of the movie, M dies from a wound inflicted by Silva's men. ...
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Did Yona (Go Ah-sung) has supernatural / special powers in Snowpiercer?

In Snowpiercer Yona (17 year old girl) predicted many times what's behind the locked doors before they were opened. She predicted that the first compartment was empty. Then she shouted before opening ...
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Mimi knows she has HIV but still wants to have sex with Roger?

As in the title, in Rent, Mimi (Rosario Dawson) knows that she is HIV positive and still wants to have an affair with Roger from the beginning of the film While he declines her offers because he knows ...
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Where did the live ammo for the Missouri come from in the climactic battle of Battleship (2012)

The final battle in Battleship brings the WWII battleship "Missouri" hilariously into play against the alien mothership. They wave away the fact that the boat is operational and fueled with a comment ...
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Did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers?

I read a cracked article today that implied that perhaps offscreen, the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi feasted on the bodies of the stormtroopers killed/captured, as they were about to do to Han Solo ...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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What was the motivation behind the Engineers actions in Prometheus?

After watching Prometheus I don't have a clear idea of why the Engineers created the human beings. Because, if they created humans so that they can test their bio-weapons on us, then it makes sense, ...
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Test scene in Men in Black

In the beginning of Men in Black, when Will Smith is in the room with the other candidates for the job, they're all sitting those egg-style chairs with a table in the middle. This is where they're ...
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Why was the game show host so keen to have Jamal lose?

Why was the game show host so keen to have Jamal lose in Slumdog Millionaire? Did he have a financial stake in the show? This was never explicitly stated, though at some point he does say "This is my ...
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What happened when Durant came to Bohanan while he was in jail, with a pardon

In Hell on Wheels does Thomas Durant own Cullen Bohannon? In the episode Durant, Nebraska Bohannon was about to be executed by federal officers but Durant saves him showing him a piece of paper that ...
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At the beginning of Silicon Valley, were Richard Hendricks and Big Head working for Hooli?

---- Potential spoilers below ----- I watched the first season of Silicon Valley a second time, recently, and I enjoyed it, but something puzzles me: what are Richard and Big Head doing at Hooli in ...
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Who is the Rapist the in 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 Maleficent grow her wings back?

We saw that Maleficent can turn a bird into human/dragon etc. She is so powerful that she can grow tree wall within seconds. She can curse a girl so strongly that she even can't break her own curse. ...
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What was under the blanket?

After watching the Doctor Who episode Listen I was left with the impression that it was the Doctor's own nightmares and fears which led him to believe there was a creature perfectly evolved for ...
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What is Jerusalem worth?

Towards the end of the movie Kingdom of Heaven, after Balin surrenders control of Jerusalem to Saladin, he asks the question, "What is Jerusalem worth?" Is there any deeper meaning to the reply? ...
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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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Was the revenge justified?

I just watched the 2003 Korean film "Oldboy", and as much as I enjoyed the gritty feel to it, I'm still left with a major dilemma I've noticed yet haven't seen discussed. I understand that the ...
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Why does the teacher put paste on her face?

There is a strange scene in Billy Madison where Billy is cleaning erasers for one of his teachers -- Miss Lippy, a hippy-like lady who teaches an elementary class -- and Miss Lippy puts a big dab of ...
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Why does Abe want to stop the originals from building the box?

In Primer, Abe knows that the 3rd Aaron is going to build a new box. Why does Abe oppose the originals building a box given the technology will be built by the 3rd Aaron anyway?
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What does the Theodore doll say in Alvin and the Chipmunks?

Near the end of the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, the Theodore doll speaks Spanish (I think), and I still haven't been able to figure out what he says after watching the movie 30 times. I've ...
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How did Dave find talking chipmunks?

How did 'Dave', the human protagonist from 'Alvin and the Chipmunks', find talking chipmunks? Did they mutate like TMNT?
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Why does Peter Bishop still exist?

In the final few episodes of Fringe, we find out that Walter & September's plan was to effectively change the future so that the Observers/Invaders never exist. Olivia gets excited at the ...
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Where did the money for the Others come from?

In Lost, the Others are doing a lot of things which are highly expensive: Fake passports, the running cost of the submarine and communication. Some of them might get salaries (e.g., Tom is seen in ...
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Does Mystique not age with time?

In X-Men: First class we see that Mystique (Raven) and Charles grow up together and at that point of time Mystique, Charles and Eric all are of same age group. But in X-Men: The last Stand, which ...
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How does Batman know to rescue Selina Kyle outside the home of John Daggett?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle enters the home of John Daggett to confront his henchman for a copy of software she had been promised that would erase her name and criminal record from every ...
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What happened to Kate Lloyd?

Close to the end of The Thing (2011), Kate Lloyd burns the snow vehicle (or did she blow it up, one of the two). After that we are left to our own devices on her fate. Was this intended for us to ...