Seeking to understand a movie-plot better or to clear confusion about certain aspects.

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Understanding the “secret” message of a scene in the movie, The Water Diviner

I just watched an interesting movie, The Water Diviner. There was an Australian who was said by a woman to drink a cup of coffee before she could start a game that determines his fate somehow. Some ...
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At what point did Lou Bloom decide to 'sack' his assistant?

Lou Bloom is a sociopath who is trying to establish a video news company. He hires Rick, a kid from the streets, as his assistant and 2nd cameraman. At first Lou intends to pay Rick nothing, instead ...
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How did Jesse know that Walt has killed Mike?

In Breaking Bad Final Season when Walt meets Jesse with Saul and asks Jesse to leave town, Jesse breaks into tears and says to Walt that why doesn't he tell him straight away what he wants or he will ...
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Why didn't the gangster shoot Lou?

In Nightcrawler, the injured gangster shoots down Rick when he comes in front of him, but when the same gangster comes out of the car, he sees Lou standing right in front of him, filming. Yet he does ...
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Why does Don Corleone give in so easily in The Godfather?

One of the last acts of Don Corleone as Godfather is to bring back the peace by calling for a meeting of the five families. You can watch the scene here: ...
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Why Coraline's real parents can't remember about the trap?

Coraline Spoilers Ahead: So I learnt many things about the movie from "The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline” Basically it's look like a normal fantasy animation movie, but it actually has a ...
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Why does Perkins leave and meet Winston?

When John Wick arrives at Marcus’ home, we see that Perkins was waiting for him outside, presumably to kill him. But then she gets a phone call and … leaves. Why did Perkins meet with Winston ...
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How did Ig get his horns?

In the movie Horns, horns mysteriously popped out of Ig's head, how did it happened? Does the book explain how he got his horns?
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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How is Cooper's age justified?

In Interstellar the course of events to my knowledge is the following: The time taken to travel from Earth to the wormhole is 2yrs (Aggregate = 2). After that we don't know how much time passed on ...
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In Back to the Future Part II, how could old Biff have made it back to 2015?

In Back to the Future Part II, Doc picks up Marty in 1985 and takes him to 2015. Then old Biff realizes the Delorean is a time machine. Old Biff steals the Delorean and travels from 2015 to 1955 to ...
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Why doesn't the spider venom affect Peter badly?

In The Amazing Spider-Man, why does Peter not get badly affected by the poisonous venom spider, while both Harry and Connors (used lizard serum) do?
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How did Smiley know he could trust a certain person?

This question can be based on either the 2011 film of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" with Gary Oldman, or the 1979 BBC series with Alec Guinness. How did Smiley know he could trust Toby Esterhase? ...
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Why does Neo's cubicle not look like the workplace of a programmer?

The Matrix is not a movie with an overdose of realism. But parts of it take place in the normal "real" world. We see Neo at work in his software company in his cubicle before the Agents come to his ...
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Why does the computer having data from Dr. Mann's planet react in this way? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar on Dr. Mann's planet when Rommily tries to check the data from the computer or robot he says "This data makes no sense" and then suddenly it blows up killing Rommily. Now how ...
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In the Doctor Who episode “Blink”, why do the angel statues appear in weird places?

There are two specific scenes I'm thinking of where angel statues inexplicably appear in strange places. The first is when Sally Sparrow is in the police depot and looks out the window and sees ...
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Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
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Why did Alma Dray ask about Lionel Shrike?

In Now You See Me Alma Dray is reading about the most famous magicians in history. She mentions Lionel Shrike's tree in the card trick to Dylan Rhodes. We later discover that Is it just a massive ...
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Time loop paradox in The Flash

In season 1, episode 15 (Out of Time), we see a time loop in the end. Assuming the timeline when the episode started to be x, in the end, we get to timeline x+1. So, does Barry retain his ...
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Why does the husband leave the family in The Others?

I watched the movie The Others recently, and I was blown away by the ending and the story. I was thinking about this plot element which didn't make much sense to me. It's about the return of the ...
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Was Patrice hired for murder or suicide?

In Skyfall, the contract killer Patrice travels to Shanghai where he forces entry into a skyscraper and shoots a man in an adjacent building with his sniper rifle, when he is attacked and inadvertedly ...
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Why does Blake ask the salesmen if they have “Made your decision for Christ”?

During Blake's (Alec Baldwin) motivational speech to the salesmen, he explains the acronym AIDA - Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. When it comes to 'decision', he asks "Decision. Have you made ...
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Does River Song's message on Planet One in “The Pandorica Opens” have any perceived meaning?

In Doctor Who ("The Pandorica Opens" S05E12), River Song is the person responsible for leaving a message on "Planet One" carved into the Diamond Cliff. The message reads: HELLO SWEETIE ΘΣ Φ ...
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What relevance does the comic reading subplot in the Ultimate Cut have?

What was with the subplot of comics "Tales of the Black Freighter" in the film Watchmen and how is it relevant to the story? Note: Tales of the Black Freighter is a part of Ultimate cut of the movie. ...
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How is the fluent conversation with spacecraft possible in Capricorn One?

In Capricorn One, the NASA mission control center maintains fluent communication with the spacecraft crew, which is obvious especially in the scene where the astronauts talk with their wives, even ...
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Help me understand the interaction between Marcus and John Wick

Marcus was given the contract to kill John Wick. Then the next thing we know that he was helping John Wick. Question is why? Did I miss anything? They must have been communicating, otherwise Marcus ...
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Why didn't Julian tell Danny the truth about his last job?

At the end of The Matador Julian asks Danny for help with a last job he needs to do in order to be free and not get killed by his boss, to which Danny reluctantly agrees. But then after it's done 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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What's with the shark in the pool?

During The Matador, at the morning after his bar talk with Danny, we see Julian walk through the hotel lobby in swimming wear and boots and jump right into the pool with his beer can still in his ...
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How come Ser Loras is engaged to Cersei after being kingsguard?

In Game of Thrones we know that Jamie cannot marry as kingsguard is supposed to not have family, as they took the oath to save the king. I believe this oath is the same like the people at the wall ...
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Why does Ben Affleck / Bruce Wayne look old?

Teaser trailer is out for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice In this trailer we see that Ben Affleck looks old. His hair is gray from the side. Batman and Superman were created/introduced nearly at ...
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Why doesn't Grey allow Anastasia to touch him?

I'm talking about the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. It's good to declare at the beginning that I don't know nothing about the book. Grey has a particular passion about physical attraction. He wants ...
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Why couldn't Ocean's team show Benedict the live feed? Why was the recording needed?

In Ocean's Eleven, during the vault robbery, Terry Benedict is shown a recording of a copy of his vault with the robbery in progress. The way I understand the time line, when this was happening Ocean, ...
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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? As ...
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Who killed the co-pilot? and How?

In Non-Stop we saw that the copilot was killed from a dart like thing shot from a hole in the toilet wall. But who killed him and how did he get killed?
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How Gus solved Malvo's riddle?

In the TV series Fargo, Malvo poses the question why do people see more shades of green than any other colour and you'll know who I am . During the last episode Gus is waiting to kill him and says "I ...
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Before I Go to Sleep - plot issue

On the last day of the plot of Before I Go to Sleep, Ben/Mike is shown in his car as he leaves the house for the day. On the passenger seat is a second phone that is ringing. That phone shows that the ...
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Why was there a POI mismatch in Episode S01E05?

In Person of Interest Episode E01E05, Reese and Finch did observe judge Sam Gates at the beginning. However, the Person of Interest was his son, whose name is the same. How could that happen? As we ...
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How did Stannis neutralize the overwhelming superior head count of Mance Rayder's army?

When Stannis arrived at the wall in episode S04E10 of Game of Thrones he had about 10,000 soldiers with him, I am wiling to give him a freedom of doubt and grant him 10,000 more for the argument sake. ...
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What is the significance of the scene with the cop near the end of The Artist?

Near the end of The Artist, George Valentin is looking at his own reflection superimposed on a tuxedo in a shop window (the scene used in the trailer) when a cop comes strolling around the corner. ...
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What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series?

What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series? What does it mean? Why is it never explained?
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Explanation of the ending of A Clockwork Orange

The ending of the film perplexed me a bit. The main hero says, quote, "I was cured alright". While that could be interpreted as honest and truthful, the final scene (the fantasized orgy) makes me ...
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Gollum and the ring

We know that the ring kept Gollum/Smeagol alive for about 500 years, and in The Lord of the Rings we see Bilbo aging really fast after he gave the ring to Frodo, so what happens to Gollum? He remains ...
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How did the bad guy actually die in Iron Man 3?

I just watched Iron Man 3 and something confused me about the demise of the bad guy, Killian. Towards the end of the movie Tony Stark pinned Killian to the wall with his Iron Man suit and it self ...
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How does Ed Exley hear what's said outside the interview room?

At the end of L.A. Confidential, Ed Exley is in a (supposedly) sound-proof interview room, giving a statement to two detectives. He is observed by a group of others, including the chief of police and ...
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Was Inspector Uhl actually crazy?

In the end of Illusionist, when the boy gives the bundle of files to Inspector Uhl, he starts getting flashbacks of the duchess and what Eisenheim actually did. Are those flashbacks really what ...
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Shiny and new in “vehicle mode”, yet battle-damage re-appears in “robot” mode

I've often wondered about this apparent inconsistency. I'm assuming it's a case of Deux ex Hollywood, but could there be a specific explanation for the fact that Transformers in the Michael Bay movies ...
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Why does Alfred suddenly start to encourage Bruce's darker side in episode S01E08?

During the Gotham episode "The Mask" (S01E08) Bruce returns to school and gets into some trouble with a bunch of bullies. When one of them, Tommy, mentions his mother, Bruce reacts expectedly ...
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Infection timelines of John Carpenter's The Thing

The paranoia and uncertainty in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) is so well constructed that there is still no consensus on who gets infected, or even when some people do. The thing I really like ...
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Why did Sean get onto the plane in the Event?

In the first episode of the great but short-lived NBC TV series "The Event", Sean Walker is shown getting on a plane that is being flown to Coral Gables, Florida to assassinate the President. The ...