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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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The ending of The Wailing (2016)

I saw The Wailing yesterday, a film by Na Hong-jin and the ending was very confusing to me. Who really was the girl in white? Why did the shaman have the photos of the Japanese old man? Why isn't ...
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Why did Joy Birch mention Keller's name at the hospital?

After Joy Birch mentions Keller's name at the hospital in Prisoners, Keller rushes off as Loki chases him in the hospital, then to a car chase outside. Loki loses Keller. So why did Joy Birch mention ...
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Why do the Transformers always transform into the same cars?

In the Transformers films the Autobots and Decepticons always change between their humanoid form and (with the exception of Bumblebee's upgrade) the same cars. Assuming that they choose vehicles ...
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What was the point of eating and drinking?

In Oculus (2013), Kaylie sets up a few alarms for her and her brother to perform various tasks. One of them is to eat and another is to hydrate (drink water). They were ~60 minute alarms. I didn't ...
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What was the special reason?

In the move Hachi: A Dog's Tale the Japanese college professor Ken advises Parker that the dog Hachi will fetch him the ball only for a special reason. What reason was that? And why did Hachi woof ...
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Why did The Book of Eli have so many pages?

In the final scenes of The Book of Eli (2010), Eli is dictating whole bible to Lombardi. This scene showed Bible to have so many pages, more than you expect a single book to have: Why did The Book ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate showing multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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What happens to Fuller's character in The Thirteenth Floor?

This question contains spoilers In The Thirteenth Floor (1999), we learn that if someone ("a user") logs into a simulated world and controls one of the simulated personalities, there if this person ...
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What is the signficance of keychain handling in The Thirteenth Floor?

I have just seen The Thirteenth Floor (1999) last night. Great movie. Couldn't stop thinking about it. The questions I am about to ask contain spoilers. You have been warned. In the first few scenes,...
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Why is Reese allowed to have dyed hair on Malcom in the Middle?

On the show, it's well established that Lois is a very over bearing mother who, if she doesn't like something doesn't allow it. Many episodes revolve around her irrationally forbidding one of her sons ...
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Who is Greider's father?

The Dark Valley (orig.: Das finstere Tal) has the American Greider visit a village in the Alps to exert revenge on the local patriarch Brenner for crucifying his mother's husband when they violated ...
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Significance of Mei's tea box?

During "Any Sum Within Reason" the 12th episode of Hell on Wheels' season five: (S05E12) When he returns to his quarters, he finds Mei gone. On the bed, he finds the box her father left her – the ...
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How did Matt surmise Tobin went to Langa?

In Safe House, how did Matt surmise Tobin went to Langa? The movie merely showed a road sign for the shantytown, but nothing connecting it with Tobin.
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How did Don Corleone know that Barzini was behind Sollozzo?

After Sonny is killed at the toll booth, Don Corleone calls a meeting with the head of the five families. During this meeting he makes peace with Tattaglia who he thought was backing Sollozzo. After ...
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How did Mastani die in 'Bajirao Mastani'?

In Bajirao Mastani movie, how did Mastani actually die? We saw her under arrest! Whereas on one side Bajirao died near Narmada River and at same time she died but there is no clue what happened to ...
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What happened to Noah and Allie at the end?

At the end of The Notebook, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each others hands. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently, but as ...
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How could the President be held captive in the Iron Patriot?

Tony Stark's suits are designed to be controlled from inside. Why didn't the President just use it to fight his captors? How can it be used as a prison to transport him? Was it remote controlled/...
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How did FBI know that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw?

How did FBI know that Amanda Young was an accomplice of Jigsaw at the point of Saw 4? I mean at this instance the people who knows the reality of Amanda Young are dead or in traps. So who informed ...
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Why did Jasmine arrest Hal?

In the movie Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen, Jasmine slept with Dwight without telling to Hal and they broke up. And she comes to Hal for accusing his relationship with a teenage girl, calls to the FBI ...
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Purpose of Davos protecting Jon Snow?

In the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, Davos and a few other brave men collect Jon Snow's corpse from the snow and guard it in a room within Castle Black. At first I immediately thought that ...
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In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
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Who was the man in the Wayne building?

At the start of Dawn of Justice, we see a flashback where Bruce Wayne was present in Metropolis while the highly destructive battle between Superman and Zod was happening at the climax of Man of Steel....
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Why does Genie still have his powers after he was freed?

The question what was bothering me for a long time. In Disney's "Aladdin" Genie told to Aladdin what price for his magic is being a slave of the lamp. OK, he got his freedom, his powers were seized, ...
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How does Leonard know about his condition?

After the incident which caused Leonard's condition in Memento, he cannot remember anything more than a few minutes old, other than the events before that incident. Yet, he remembers his condition?
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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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Why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla?

In the movie The Prestige, why did Borden lead Angier to Tesla? Didn't he know that it would make him more successful? And did the other half not know about the plan, which is why he went to inspect ...
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How did the Court prosecute Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men

Here is an iconic dialogue from the movie "A Few Good Men" Lt. Kafee: Did you order the CODE RED? Col. Jessup: YOU GODDAMN RIGHT I DID! My question is whether the evidence against Colonel ...
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Why didn't Krall know about the Franklin?

Early in the film, Jaylah shows how she keeps the USS Franklin from being seen by Krall and his men, using a sort of holographic projection system. But So why did he seem ignorant of the vessel's ...
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What happened to the the USS Franklin crew?

In Star Trek Beyond, we find out that the USS Franklin is What exactly happened to the crew? How did they die? And how many were there? *Note: The NX-01 Enterprise had 83 standard crew complement, ...
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Why is the phone ringing?

in Phantoms (1998) we discover the phones are out of order when Lisa and Jennifer find the maid, dead on the floor. When the girls head to the police station, it's confirmed the phone are not working. ...
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Why was there light emanating from Batman's suit?

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, during the actual fight scene between Batman and Superman, Batman wears a heavily armored suit. Why did the cowl have blue flashlights glowing from his eyes? ...
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Why didn't Alfred want Bruce to acknowledge him?

Alfred told Bruce of his hope that he had when Bruce was gone for seven years. There's this specific cafe he went to once a year when he took vacation. He would go there and look around and hope that ...
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La Pianista - why did she break the girl's hand?

In the middle of the movie, the main character (the piano teacher), breaks one of her students' hands by placing a bunch of broken glass in the pocket of her jacket, destroying her musical ambitions ...
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How was Terry Colby framed in Mr. Robot Episode 1?

In the First Episode Terry Colby is framed for hacking into the server. All Elliot did was replace the log in the DVD/CD/Disc. There would be ISP logs both for the server and Colby's IP: First logs ...
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Why were audiences led to believe that Mike Webster died from a taser gun?

The 2015 film, Concussion tells the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovering the truth about brain damage in football players due to repeated head injuries. The film focuses primarily on the ...
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Why would they stop investigating on Arthur Leigh Allen?

I saw Zodiac and among all the suspects, Leigh Allen seemed to fit the bill the first time they met him, but they could not match his handwriting so they let him go. I mean it's just handwriting, what ...
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Why couldn't the humans ask an alien species to launch the ArcNet Shield?

In Men in Black 3, K has to travel from MiB HQ all the way to the Apollo 11 space launch then deal with all the inherent problems of getting the ArcNet pendant onto the Launch Escape System. ...
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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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Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man?

Although Carl Allen(Jim Carrey) was saying no to everything. Why did Carl Allen decided to go show of Yes Man? What instance made him to go to that show?
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In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, why do the students want his attention?

Early on in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indy is seen leaving his class at Barnett College to go to his office. When he gets there, his outer office is filled with student's clamoring for Dr. ...
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Why does William Stryker say he gave Wolverine claws even though he had them way before?

In X2, just right before Wolverine chains Stryker to the chopper, William Stryker says the following: People don't change, Wolverine. You were an animal then. You're an animal now. I ...
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Why didn't they just use the air strikes in the first place?

I just saw Apocalypse Now for the first time and it was great. One question I have is about the airstrikes the captain told Chef to call for if he's not back in 8 hours. The captain gives Chef the ...
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Explanation for character actions in Arrow S03E17?

I don't understand the motivations or actions in Arrow season 3 episode 17. First Ray Palmer literally grilled Arsenal (Roy) and I already thought he's dead, but no one even cares about him and ...
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Why didn't the Ghostbusters reply to the rector?

In Ghostbusters (1984), when they return to the University, the rector informs them that they are expelled, because the school doesn't want to finance their activities anymore. Anyway, in the ...
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How did Andy know for sure that the tree in Buxton was still there after 19 years?

In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy told Red about his dream of the pacific ocean and at last when Andy is about to break out he told Red to visit a specific hayfield near Buxton to retrieve a package. ...
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Mellish getting emotional over Hitler Youth knife

In the beginning of Saving Private Ryan when they're storming the bunkers, Caparzo hands Mellish a Hitler Youth knife and he gets very emotional over it (presumably over his Jewish background). I ...
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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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Why was Ian's onset of Bipolar Disorder so fast?

Before Ian leaves to the army in Shameless, we see no sign that he has any mental illness. However, while he is there he seems to have a break. Tries to steal a helicopter, runs away and works in a ...