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What is the meaning of the Donnie Darko like Rabbit figure in Sexy Beast

In the excellent film Sexy Beast we see a figure dressed in a rabbit outfit similar to the one from Donnie Darko and I wanted to know the significance of this. It appears many times during the film in ...
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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 was there a Smurf if there was no Smurf arcade game?

In Pixels, a Smurf appears amongst all of the video game enemies at the final battle. According to the film, the game footage sent in the space probe was from the 1980's arcade challenge. According ...
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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: Corleone ...
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Why did they choose Stevens to go into the Source Code?

My question is that why they used a person who doesn't have any knowledge of the Source Code? Stevens is dead for two months, so they have much time for choice. Why did they keep his body for two ...
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How come the Omega remains dead after time is reset at end of Edge of Tomorrow?

After every reset in Edge of Tomorrow, Cage "wakes up" at Heathrow and everything is as it is (all the dead are alive like before). In the end Cage destroys the Omega's core, and its floating blood ...
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Age difference between Barry Allen and Eobard Thwane

The Flash Tv show Spoilers ahead In the show Wells keeps telling that he is from the future and enemy of the flash. So he traveled back to the past to kill Flash or Barry Allen. But got stuck ...
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Ant-Man, shrinking, and weight

Is there a canonical explanation for how Ant-Man's weight works when he shrinks down that's consistent with the various events depicted in the film? I think the explanation given in the film is ...
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How does Elliott start feeling/behaving like E.T.?

In E.T. when Elliott is at school and E.T. is alone at home with the dog, strange things start happening. When E.T. drinks beer, Elliott starts feeling dizzy. When E.T. watches a romantic scene on TV, ...
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Where is Jasmeet born, in London or India?

In movie Namaste London, after meeting Bobby Bedi, Jasmeet says to her friend that she doesn't want to marry an Indian groom as she is British as she has born in London. However, when she visits India ...
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What story is the music video Snuff trying to portray?

I absolutely love the song Snuff by Slipknot. They have a rather interesting music video for the song, but for the life of me I don't really understand what the "story" of the video is. Does anyone ...
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Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? [on hold]

In Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? I saw movie 2 times, still it remains a doubt in mind.
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Why did everyone keep saying to Harry that his eyes are like Lily's?

Maybe there is an explanation in the books but in the movies it is bit unclear to me. I remember many people telling Harry Potter that he has got Lily's eyes. Why was there so much emphasis on that ...
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In Suits, why doesn't Mike Ross just get a law degree?

The USA television series Suits revolves around Mike Ross practicing law without a degree and about trying to keep that secret. Mike Ross is clearly capable of being a lawyer. He passed the bar exam ...
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Question about Rachel Posner and Doug Stamper

Why did Doug Stamper murder Rachel Posner? And why was Frank Underwood pleased with this? What did she know about Frank?
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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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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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Why didn't the Indominus Rex eat or kill the Velociraptors?

Jurassic World The Indominus Rex is a genetically modified new kind of Dianosour. Now when Masrani first went to see the Indominus, part of the conversation was like Masrani: What happened to the ...
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Is Jeffrey involved in the virus plot or just the animal-release plot?

I love "12 Monkeys" and have seen it a dozen times. Still I can't figure out if Jeffrey Goines is working in conjunction with redheaded scientist to destroy mankind, or if Jeffrey's only plan was to ...
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Once Upon A Time In America denoumente

The movie Once Upon A Time In America is lavish in its cinematography. But the end unwinds without a satisfying resolution. I have a hard time understanding everything beyond when De Niro's character ...
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Ending of It Follows 2014

Ok so I watched the movie 'It Follows' and I don't get it (the ending). Wouldn't want to spoil the plot to those who watched it, so please don't read it. Did they kill it or it still follows? How ...
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Why was Mal's projection in limbo?

In Inception, how did Cobb know Mal would be in limbo? She was a projection, not a real person. When Arthur explains the rules for limbo, or anywhere else in the movie, there is nothing to indicate ...
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Who invented the app “Iris” in a Dutch movie called “App”?

I recently saw a Dutch movie called "App". However, I am quite confused because of the absurd ending of the movie. I have the following questions: Who invented the app called "Iris"? There was ...
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What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
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Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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Why the need for Sherlock's Empty Hearse plot?

Why did Sherlock still make a fake death if Mycroft could manage to negotiate with the sniper and assassins and he could just pay a bunch of homeless to act as witnesses to Sherlock's death. It would ...
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Why didn't Sherock let Watson in on his Empty Hearse plot?

Why does Sherlock keep his fake death to John if 30 other people know about his fake death. Wouldn't you think if it is a secret, John would be the first person he could trust about this secret? I ...
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Why did it take a rocket to lift off the Earth but just shuttles to lift off the other planets?

I remember gravity in both the planets in Interstellar being comparable to that of Earth's. 80% of Earth gravity in case of Mann's planet and 130% in case of Miller's planet. So, why did it take a ...
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Why does Lone man say “I'm among no one”?

It's about a dialogue in Limits Of Control In the train Molecules (Japanese woman) says: Among us, there are those who are not among us. and the lone man replies: I'm among no one. Why ...
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What's the story of the other mole in the police department?

The Departed is 9 years old now, but SPOILER WARNING anyway. At the end, Costigan is shot by Trooper Barrigan, another mole in the Boston Police Department, who is subsequently shot by Sullivan. Who ...
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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 told 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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How did a signal turn the ship around?

In the Thunderbirds episode Sun Probe the ship fails to fire its boosters because of "radiation" but somehow Thunderbird was able to fire them remotely... How, if the solarnoughts on the ship itself ...
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If “Steel Mountain” in Mr. Robot is underground, how does that offer the implied vulnerability?

The Steel Mountain data storage facility in the series Mr. Robot is described as being an old mine. We see it has roads and enormous galleries in "L2" which doesn't have radio reception. So as of this ...
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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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Why did David choose to ingratiate himself into Caleb's family?

In The Guest (2014), a photo proved that Caleb and David were some sort of comrades during their service with the US armed forces, so it made sense that Caleb's family would welcome David. However, ...
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How did Daniel Atlas get the “Suck It” card into Thaddeus Bradley's pocket?

In the scene where Thaddeus Bradley visits the Four Horseman before their second show, J Daniel Atlas performs a trick where he somehow gets a card with the words "Suck It" into Thaddeus Bradley's ...
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Who was the ultimate originator of the conspiracy to steal the painting in Trance?

The Danny Boyle movie Trance is riddled with false memory and flashbacks. Enough to leave it unclear, even at the end, who first decided to steal the painting at the heart of the theft that kicks off ...
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Why can't Guy Pearce travel forward in time with his fiance in the movie Time Machine?

In the movie Time Machine, Guy Pearce's fiance keeps dying when her time comes, no matter how many time he travels back to meet her. My question is why can't he take her on his time machine and ...
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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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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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Why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on headphones?

Earlier in The King's Speech it is shown how he can speak effortlessly while listening to music through headphones. So why didn't George VI simply deliver his address while listening to music on ...
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Who sends Pops back in time in Terminator Genisys?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, who sends Pops (Arnold) back in time to protect Sarah Connor? Was there any mention of this in the film?
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Dance and costume scenes in 'The Act of Killing'

What a great and scary documentary all in one. I am sort of disturbed after watching it on Netflix last night but I'm glad I did. One thing that confused me though were the choreographed dance and ...
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What is the black goo from the Fifth Element?

In The Fifth Element when Gary Oldman is talking to "Mr. Shadow," there is some sort of substance that runs down his head. What exactly is it? It seems to happen to everyone who talks to "Mr. Shadow." ...
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What's the relevance of the scene with the boy in the park?

During Roman Polanski's The Tenant (orig.: Le locataire) there is a scene where Trelkovsky is sitting in a public park at some lake/fountain. There are some boys playing with toy boats in the lake and ...
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Is there a deeper meaning to Fabienne's pot belly talk?

In Pulp Fiction, after Butch returns from the boxing match to his girlfriend in the middle of the night, they engage in a curious conversation about the pros and cons of having a pot belly. Quoting ...
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Why is 11 an important number in I-Origins

I'm talking about the movie I-Origins Wonderful movie. Movie about science vs religion. Fact vs believe. Cool. Scientist IAN lost the girl after first interaction but he can't forget about her. He ...
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Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?

In Back to the Future Part 3 Marty follows Doc back to 1885 to rescue him from being shot at the hands of Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen. He arrives in 1885 some time after Doc has written the letter that ...
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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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Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio?

Why does Sam Quint smash the CB radio in Jaws? When Brody goes and tries to call for help on the CB radio, Sam walks over with a club and smashes it but the movie doesn't really do a good job in ...