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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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How does Lydia “escape” the dinner scene?

During the dinner scene, when Beetlejuice tries to get the Deetz to leave the house for the first time, they all (except Lydia) get possessed and start to dance to the Banana Boat Song: ...
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Significance of Matthew 7:7 in Imitation Game

I don't understand how the Bible passage (Matthew 7.7) let Alan Turing to identify the Russian spy on the team in The Imitation Game. Can anyone explain (in some detail?)
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In Inception movie final scene, why does the spinning top never comes to rest?

In Inception movie climax, why does the director cut to black before the spinning top is shown coming to rest?
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Is Irene Adler alive?

I did not understand a thing from the last minutes of "A Scandal in Belgravia". Are we actually taking a look at Irene about to get killed, and is she hallucinating when she sees Sherlock? Or is ...
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The cheque in The Dreamers

In The Dreamers when the parents of Isa and Theo saw them, they wrote a cheque and gone. What was that? They didn't want to face up to children or emancipate them?
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Does Jack die in the end of the movie Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart?

I'd just like to know if Jack died in the end of Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. I mean, seriously, I need to know. They somewhat suggest it, sure, but I mean, he could be just dreaming or ...
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How do they Know the contents of the morning weather report message before they break the code?

I'm 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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What happens at the end of “How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)”

I don't really get the ending of "How to Rob a Bank (and 10 tips to get away with it)". To be honest, all of it is very complicated. But I think I understand most of the film. What I don't ...
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The Drop plot explanation

Major spoiler ahead be advised ! In the movie The Drop, we see how Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) who acted as the bartender for Cousin Marv'(James Gandolfini) : in the case of the kid that got ...
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Does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws after the change in events?

Wolverine ends up changing history from 1973 and manages to change the outcome of the future. In the scene where Wolverine gets pulled from the bottom of the bay and onto the boat, General Stryker ...
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Why does Walt talk about Victor's death?

At the end of the Breaking Bad episode "Hazard Pay" (S05E03), Walt is very upset about the financial outcome they get from their first new batch of meth, especially Mike's "legacy cost". He talks ...
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In Ocean's Thirteen, how can a loaded roulette ball's outcome be predicted down to three digits?

Introduction In Ocean's thirteen, the team decides to use loaded balls to rig the Roulette Table, since no Hi-Tech solution seemed to work out for them. They get a Pit Boss to plant the loaded balls ...
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What was the purpose of the storage area in Rosemary's apartment?

What was the purpose of the "additional storage area" found in Rosemary's apartment? Was this the link to Roman and Minnie's apartment where they could perform the Satanic rituals? Could Terry have ...
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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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How did Newt survive while she was alone?

In Aliens, how did Newt survive while she was alone? Early in the movie, it is revealed that the little girl, Newt, had survived alone for several days among the aliens -- the very same aliens that ...
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Who manufactured the corrupt Intersect and deposited it in the castle?

In the finale of Season 4, Morgan finds a corrupted version of the Intersect in the box belonging to Chuck and uploads it to his brain. Who build those glases? And who took it to the Castle? I ...
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S03E11: What did the guy meant by “It's a trap”

In S03E11, Chuck is meant to kill someone at a railway station. As Chuck is hesitating, the guy (He is named Perry) tells him that this is a trap or somehow set up. What did he mean by this? Or was ...
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Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?

Background: In Luther, Series 3, episode 1, Ken Barnaby is a suspect in the case of a murdered internet troll, Jared Cass. Cass had tormented Barnaby and his wife over social media after their ...
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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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How does Steve escape from the building in Venice

In the movie Italian Job, in Venice, after the explosion when the safe drops into the river below, Charlie, Left Ear and John submerge themselves in the water to crack open the safe. Handsome Rob and ...
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Why did Fury (2014) end this way?

This movie is recently released and I'm sure some movie fanatics have seen it here. Warning: this question has spoilers. Fury is a 2014 American war film set during World War II written and ...
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How was Ben stung?

Ben was a Maze Runner who attacked Thomas after Ben was stung by a Griever. The boys seem shocked that Ben was stung "during the day." If he was stung IN the maze then what was he doing back all ...
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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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What exactly happened to Chen Dawai?

I saw Blackhat (2015) yesterday and was a bit confused about that part. Warning, spoilers ahead: How exactly did Chen Dawai (the friend of Nick Hathaway aka Chris Hemsworth) die? Was the car rigged ...
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What exactly happened to the guys in Scenic Route movie?

Sorry, I didn't get what really happened to the guys in Scenic Route. Did they die, dream or really escape from the desert?
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What format would Lucy's knowledge be saved as?

Nearing the end of Luc's sci-fi film Lucy, she says, "I'll download my knowledge...". Then, at the very end, her knowledge is saved to a hard drive. My question is, what format would it be in, and how ...
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In the movie, Stranger By the Lake, why did the heavy guy (Eric) lead the killer on?

In Strangers By the Lake, why did Eric (Patrick d'Assumçao) confront Michel with accusations, and then entice him into the woods, knowing he was a killer?
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What was doing the stinging in Maze Runner?

What were the boys getting stung by in the Maze Runner? They say multiple times that, "No one has seen Griever and lived to tell about it." If that's the case then what's is stinging them? ...
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What happened to Buttercup in Kingpin?

In Kingpin (1996), Buttercup was originally a tall horse and then after Roy removed the shoes, somehow the horse shrank Apparently, I missed the joke. Can someone please explain?
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Who are these women coming at the end of movie Antichrist?

During the Epilogue, in the the last scenes of Lars von Triers Antichrist, hundreds of blurred-face women were ascending towards the hero. Picture source Who are these women and what is their ...
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Why did Vincent Vega diss Butch?

I've always wondered about this exchange of dialogue in "Pulp Fiction": Butch: You lookin' at something, friend? Vincent: You ain't my friend, Palooka. Butch: What's that? Vincent: ...
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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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How did Alan lose his chiropractic license? (Two and a Half Men)

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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Who was the guy always talking to Cole and why did he use to call him “Bob”?

Throughout the movie, we see a man has been talking to James Cole with a mysterious voice, Cole asked him about his identity, but he denied to express it. Once Cole doubted a beggar in 1996 to be ...
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Ending of Mr. Nobody

A simple question. At the end of Mr. Nobody Nemo decided to abandon both parents, how is it possible that he met Anna in the future? I can't figure out how he could've met Anna since Anna will be ...
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In the movie “Sleepers”, what exactly does King Benny do?

Bruno Kirby makes a point of telling the story of how King Benny waited 8 years to seek revenge on an assailant in his younger years. By the time Shakes goes to work for King Benny, he's an old man. ...
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S01E10: How did Romero know about the money?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), sheriff Alex Romero retrieved the money from Shelby's garage. How did he know about it? Was he involved in their slavery empire? If yes, how?
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How exactly did Summers, Shelby, Abernathy organize their slavery empire?

In the TV series Bates Motel (2013), Keith Summers, Zack Shelby, and Jake Abernathy made asian girls to slaves and sold them. How exactly was this organized? In particular, what was the ...
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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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How did they know 10 million dollars were taken?

In the movie Sabotage they steal 10 million dollars from the 200 million dollars and Arnold blows the money up. So how do the investigators know 10 million were stolen in the next scene when the ...
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Do Frodo and Bilbo live forever at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

Elrond mentions that going to The Undying Land which is west of Middle Earth allows Elves to be immortal. Does this apply to other creatures such as Hobbits? I know Frodo and Bilbo Baggins go there ...
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Why did the Italians want Rocco killed by the Russians?

Why did Papa Joe and his Italians want Rocco killed by sending him to assassinate the Russians? Considering that Rocco was known to be part of their gang, did they want to start a war?
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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 was the wire thing that Yeti had?

In Brick Mansions (2014), after Tremain and Yeti run up the stairs, Tremaine tells Yeti to stay and block the exit and hands him a gun. Yeti puts the gun down on the stairs and pulls out something ...
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Can someone explain the sequence of events in 'Primer'?

Primer is one crazy movie, as far as the complicated plot goes. Has anyone figured out the ACTUAL sequence of events?
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How can humans travel to 12 different planets in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar humanity tries to save humanity by colonizing planets by using a wormhole which leads to another galaxy. While the protagonist travels through the wormhole his crewmate says ...
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What do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation?

In Interstellar, what do Murph and NASA do to save humanity after solving Brand's equation? Do they get the entire human race on giant space ships and transport them to a habitable planet? (How ...
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What was Mann's motivation?

In Interstellar, the crew members visited the second planet and found Mann. Soon after finding Mann, they discover that he has lied about the data. And then he tried to kill Cooper as he decides to ...
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OK so what the hell happened at the end of Birdman?

Birdman is a very innovative movie. The cinematography alone is brilliant, capturing the spirit behind the scenes at a Broadway Theatre. And the screenplay seems, in part, an interesting view of ...