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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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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 did Joey & Chandler's Chick and Duck die?

I don't remember what happened to the first Chick and Duck that Joey and Chandler kept. Did they show in the show how they died? If yes, then please tell me the episode.
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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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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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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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Why doesn't Rip deal with his own loss instead of going on a complex mission?

Why doesn't Rip just deal with his wife and son's death? I mean it's extremely stupid to just go back in time with a bunch of people you don't know about and have them screw up the past with you. And ...
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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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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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What is the whistling in the restroom about in “My Name is Nobody”?

In the 1973 "My Name is Nobody" (with Terence Hill), there is a scene where Nobody and the driver of a train are in a restroom, facing each other. The driver obviously has problems "letting go". ...
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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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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 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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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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Why does Kim call the police?

Why did William "Bill" Kim call the police in Prison Break, when it's obvious that he wanted to kill Lincoln. It makes no sense. Kim would go to jail, right?
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Was there a language shift in Oldboy (2003)?

I have seen people claim that, when Oh Dae-su brawls with the group of teenagers, one of the reasons why they're making fun of him is that he speaks archaic Korean, a government-mandated update of the ...
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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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Why does Ann get offended when Carl asks her if she's size four?

In King Kong (2005) when Carl is asking Ann to play the lead in his film, he asks her Carl Denham: Anyway, Ann. You wouldn't happen to be a size 4 by any chance? [Ann stands to leave] No, no. Oh ...
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How did Jesus steal the car keys?

In S6E10 of The Walking Dead, Rick and Daryl go out on a supply run. They come across a box truck full of supplies in the back. While using the truck to flip over a vending machine, a man comes from ...
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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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Why did Colin Farrell hook up with that psycho chick?

I watched The Lobster (2015) last night (which, by the way, is one of the most bizarre movies I've ever seen...), and I'm confused as to why Colin Farrell's character hooks up with that psycho woman. ...
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Connection of the polar bear from comic book to the real polar bear in Lost?

In season one of Lost, there are few incidents of polar bears attacking the plane crash survivors. Specifically, around 15th episode, the bear traps Walt inside a tree. Moments prior, we see a comic ...
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How did John Teller actually die?

How did John Teller actually die in Sons of Anarchy? Was it suicide? No matter how many times I watch certain episodes I am unable to figure it out. Did Gemma/Clay sabotage the bike and John never ...
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Wouldn't Julie go to jail as well?

In the 1999 film Jawbreaker wouldn't Julie have also gone to jail right along with Courtney and Marcie? Even if she and Zach had found the photo in the parking lot, it still would have been her word ...
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Is Senator Morra on NZT or not?

Now, yes I know he is during the movie, but at the end he claims that the effects of NZT have been made permanent and he no longer needs it. But in the follow-up TV Series Limitless S01E13, Brian ...
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Does Dr. Chase really come up with more correct diagnoses than anyone else?

I recently came across this bit of trivia for House MD on IMDb , which says that: Though other characters occasionally insinuate that Dr Chase is a bit dim, he actually comes up with more correct ...
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Did people die because of Doug wanting to climb to the top?

I was watching Everest (2015) and I can't help but wonder if Rob and many others died because of Doug's adamance to reach the top. If Rob hadn't agreed with Doug, they would've been heading down. ...
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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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Is Blue Bloods based off of a real family?

Is the series Blue Bloods based off of a real-life family of law enforcement officers? Since I haven't been able to find a reference to the same. And was the series named as a reference to nobility (...
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Why is there a tape with “Vesper” on it in Mr. White's room at the hotel?

In Spectre, Bond is in a place named "l’américain", the hotel where Mr. White spent his vacation. Bond found in this place a record with the label "Vesper". Maybe Mr. White wanted to kill Vesper? What ...
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Don Barzini's Betryal [duplicate]

How did Don Corleone know don Barzini was the mastermind behind everything? Was it just because of the stare he gave while Don Corleone and Don Tattaglia sorted out thier problems?
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Did Oscar's date deceive Emily in an episode of The Odd Couple?

About halfway through episode 4 in season 1 of The Odd Couple from 2015 ('The Blind Leading the Blind Date'), Oscar's date deceives Emily out of 20 dollars with a puzzle (?): Oscar's date: Excuse ...
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Why does Wolverine drink alcohol?

In The Wolverine, Wolverine seems to be completely lost after Jean's death. Sleeping on the hills, the bottles suggests that he is drinking. What I don't get is, why? Intoxication is a state of ...
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Why did Alan name the baby Carlos?

In The Hangover movie, why did Alan name the baby Carlos? The conversation in the elevator: Woman: What’s his name? Phil: Ben Alan: Carlos Phil and Stu: Carlos? After seeing the baby's ...
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Did anyone understand the ending of “Zodiac”?

I get most of Zodiac but it's the ending I don't get. Anyone that can explain what happened in a way I could understand would be great. At the end (I can't remember their names) the guy who's ...
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What was the Korean guy up to in Crash?

I am confused about the whole story of the Asian guy in the film Crash. Early in the movie, we see him talking to some other guy about the pickup of some items. Later we see him driving the van with ...
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Why does Joel get beaten by Freddy in Eternal Sunshine?

In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, there is a scene where Joel has a memory of himself with a kid who is a bully. Until now, Joel has been able to change and relive his memory as he ...
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When did Iron Man's front plate change?

Before Tony creates the new element in Iron Man 2 the chest plate on the Iron Man suit is round. After the new element is created, there isn't enough time for Jarvis to finish running diagnostics ...
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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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Why was there a painting of Rue?

During Katniss' individual assessment in front of the Gamemakers in Catching Fire, we see Katniss pass by and notice a painting of Rue on the ground of the training center. Katniss is affected by this,...
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Was the twist for the 75th Hunger Games predetermined?

Was the twist in the 75th Hunger Games predetermined to send the victors back in, or was it changed by President Snow when he needed a way to get rid of Katniss? The Quarter Quells are the only Games ...
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Why wasn't District 12 punished during the 75th Reaping?

During Katniss' and Peeta's post game touring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), any and all symbols of rebellion were quickly and ruthlessly punished. The old man that whistled and 3-finger ...
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How did John's dead wife appear and phone John in “The Mothman Prophecies”?

In the movie "The Mothman Prophecies", as the movie leads to the climax, Mills (sherif) saw John's dead wife. Also, she (John's dead wife) contacted John by phone and convinced him to go to hometown ...
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How does the medpod perform the abortion correctly if it is configured for male use?

In Prometheus, after figuring something bad is going on within her, Shaw goes to the medpod which earlier in the movie was described as "configured for male body" by Vickers . If that is the case ...
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Is there a coincidence between actor Jake not visiting the agency in 6 months and his wife being 6 months pregnant?

In Enemy, when teacher Jake goes to agency the security guy says he (thinking he is the actor Jake) hasn't set foot in agency in 6 months. Then, wife of the Actor Jake meets teacher Jake. When ...
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How much of what the second couple said was planned, and how much was improvised?

In The Overnight [2015], it quickly transpires that the second couple (Kurt and Charlotte) have a motive for inviting the first couple (Alex and Emily). How far did they plan ahead? And how much are ...
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How does Joel know where to meet Clementine? [duplicate]

How does Joel know he needs to meet Clementine at Montauk in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Clementine tells Joel in one of his memories that he should meet her at Montauk. This is Joel's ...
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Why don't wizards teleport more?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Fred and George Weasley acquire the ability and the rights to teleport. We can watch them teleport easily inside the Order's headquarters, which leads me ...