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What is Sauron saying when Galadriel defeats him at Dol Guldur?

When Galadriel fights Sauron at Dol Guldur in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she says to him "You have no power here, servant of Morgoth. You are nameless, shapeless, formless..." At the ...
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Did Donnie Brasco really know the diamond was fake?

In the film Donnie Brasco, there is a scene where Lefty (Al Pacino) comes to him with a diamond, without much hesitation Donnie (Johnny Depp) immediately identifies it as a fake. This later leads to ...
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Why were witnesses to the initial assassination in “The Parallax View” (1974) systematically killed?

Rewatched Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (starring Warren Beatty) this recently–first time since seeing it in 1986—and am still baffled by a key plot device. The film starts off with an ...
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In Wild Wild West, what kills “Metal Head”?

Near the end of the movie, after they boarded the spider, Jim West (Will Smith) fight some henchmen of Loveless. When comes the turn of "Metal Head", Jim discovers that the guy is entirely armored and ...
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What was the original plan?

At the ending of Man on a Ledge, Nick Casidy is able to prove his innocence by showing publicly that the bad guy still has the diamond in his possession, which proves that Nick never stole it. This ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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Why doesn't Aman's wife come back the last time?

In the movie Survive Style 5+, Aman's wife comes back as a revengeful ghost every time he kills her. But when she is killed the second time by the hit man, she doesn't come back. What is the ...
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Was the “American Symphony” played in real-time?

At the end of Mr Holland's Opus, the eponymous Mr Holland is invited onto the stage to conduct the Premiere performance of his "An American Symphony". Is this song ...
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How did Thomas Aquinas know which man Satan inhabited?

The movie End of Days from 1999 features Satan inhabiting the body of a man portrayed by Gabriel Byrne. Thomas Aquinas is a priest sent by the Vatican to protect a girl prophesied to be the mother of ...
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What South American country was the body of water in?

In The Boys from Brazil, Barry Kohler is first spying on the Nazis in Paraguay, and then on the run from them. While he is on the run, there is a scene where we see a large body of water in the ...
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Why is she a half-alien?

Either I've missed it, or it was not explained: why is Lexi in Falling Skies a half-alien? The only explanations I have are "just because", "due to the eye bug", and "because of something unmentioned ...
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Did John steal Primo's kilo in Five Star?

At the end of Five Star, John is accused of stealing Primo's kilo of cocaine. The movie never actually shows John deliver the cocaine, as he claims. Another man is murdered on John's attestation of ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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What is the deal with Elle's and Budd's accents?

In the conversation just before Budd is bitten by the black mamba, Elle Driver and Budd speak with distinctly different accents: at least twice in a couple of minutes they clearly pronounce one the ...
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How accurate is the depiction of the KGB?

The movie Commander Hamilton (orig.: Hamilton) seems to be set roughly at the time it was produced (1998), due to its use of cell phones and Russia instead of the Soviet Union, as well as the ...
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South of Hell: Car in Purgatory

In episode 6 of South of Hell, the main characters are in Purgatory waiting for a bus that will take them to Hell. The main characters escape to a place on the edge of Purgatory and there is a car ...
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Edward Baines in a coma, seals and sailing?

In The Cell (2000), what is the connection between Edward Baines being in a coma, the seals being killed on the beach as mentioned in the newspaper article, and sailing the boat?
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How involved are Edward Baines' parents?

In The Cell (2000), how involved with the procedure are Edward Baines' parents? Did they have any say in creating the procedure, help design it in any way, or did they just shell out a ton of money ...
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Was the job offer part of the plan all along?

In the film Snowpiercer (2013), besides population control was Wilford's offering up leadership of the train to Curtis also part of the plan? I mean, was Wilford planning on retiring and offering the ...
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Does Starling City have active subway or not?

In Arrow season 1 episode 18 Salvation, we learn that Starling City doesn't currently have a subway, it used to, but it's now abandoned. The tracks of the old subway were used by a villain in that ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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How did Saladin obtain iced water in the middle of the desert?

This question never stopped to bother me. I have looked for answers but all I could find was along the lines of : Snow fell from the sky during the harsh cold winter. It is collected and stored ...
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How detrimental was the initial hull breach by the shipping container for the boat's ultimate fate?

The story of All Is Lost begins with Our Man's boat getting hit by an abandoned shipping container, which breaches the boat's hull and thus sets in motion his quest for survival and ultimately the ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle mom?

In Matrix Revolutions, when Smith and Oracle meet, she calls him a bastard and he says "you would know, mom". What does this imply? Why does he call her mom?
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What made Bronach and Ben sad?

In Song of the Sea, why did Bronach look sorrowful when Ben asked her not to take Saoirse away, and why did Ben cry after seeing this reaction of Bronach? I think I got the metaphorical structure of ...
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Why is Talia willing to have extramarital sex?

In the second season of the Israeli show Prisoners of War, after the breakdown of her marriage, Talia goes on a date with her daughter's former therapist (Dr. Ostrovsky) and also has a date and sex ...
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Breaking Bad Confusion

In the Breaking Bad episode where Walt plants the bomb on Gus's car, Gus stops dead in his tracks. After rewatching I noticed that Walter goes home and calls for his neighbor to go inside and check ...
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Origin of Bubbles' monkey noise

If you've ever watched Trailer Park Boys you might have noticed Bubbles makes this strange monkey noise whenever he's excited. In the episode Propane, Propane Ricky refers to it specifically when ...
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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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Was Gabriel Osbourne really a psychic?

The last three episodes of "The Mentalist" are about arresting a serial killer (Keller). In episode 11, a man named "Gabriel Osbourne" claimed to be a psychic and told the FBI about buried bodies in ...
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What was the Chinese man's role in the attempt to kill Bill the Butcher?

What was the Chinese man's role in the plot to kill Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York? There are various scenes where Amsterdam is talking to the Chinese man in charge of the venue where the ...
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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 it “The Sacrifice”?

In Valhalla Rising, the final chapter (IIRC, Chap IV) is titled "The Sacrifice." This is one of the few things I've not been able to figure out on my own, for sure. Why was the chapter called that? I ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why doesn't the supposed killer recognize Walter when he went to jail to talk to him? After that scene, we later see that Walter went to college with him and they make eye contact at one point. So, ...
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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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Plot explanation about the gambling in Everybody Hates Chris

There's a little confusion with Everybody Hates Gambling (Season 2, Episode 19). Chris becomes an odds-maker and his father ends up placing a bet on the Phoenix over the Lakers. When Chris's mom finds ...
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What really happened in Haute Tension?

Recently, I saw Haute tension a.k.a. High Tension. I could follow the movie well until the weird twist in the end where we are shown that Marie and the killer is the same person (in Marie's body). I ...
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Did Agent Classified and Eva inform the others?

In the 2014 movie Penguins of Madagascar, when the penguins are in pursuit after busting out of Dave's submarine, it seems to me that Agent Classified and Eva came to know about the pursuit by ...
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Why Lorenzo de medici never ask about his daughters in da vinci's demon?

Recently I watched series named Da Vinci's Demons, and this question is about the character Lorezo de Medici In one episode in season 3 (I don't remember the episode) he was caught by the Turks and ...
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What was the deal with 9:30 in M Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit'?

By the end of M Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit', it is evident But what was the deal with 9:30? Is it possible that a condition like this happens around a fixed time? Or is it simply employed by the ...
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Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...
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How come Kalkeya Chief knew about what Bijjaladeva said a day before war

In Baahubali:The Beginning, During war, Kalakeya chief asks Sivagami, "You will declare King whoever kills me among both princes". This quote was said by Bijjaladeva a day before the war. My question ...
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Why has Tian Ji'an's wife ordered to kill Nie Yinniang's uncle in “The Assassin”?

In "The Assassin" (2015) killing Tien Xing, Yinniang's uncle, does not seem to be of any benefit to Lady Tian, Tian Ji'an's wife. Yet it seems that it was her, who ordered to bury Tien Xing alive. Why ...
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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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Why does the pilot unbuckle his harness?

In Bridge of Spies a spy plane pilot is shot down over Russian airspace. At the start of that sequence the pilot decides to unbuckle his harness, even though he is being jostled around in the cockpit, ...
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Who shot Bill Cutting 'The Butcher' in the theater?

Who was the man who shot Bill 'The Butcher' in the theater? I suppose he was priest Vallon's friend, but he wasn't shown before. And what was he saying while he was dying? Was he actually praying or ...
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Was Inspector Highland the inside man?

In the film Patriot Games starring Harrison Ford, the terrorist group uses someone inside the police department to obtain the route & arrangements for Sean Miller's transfer. A few lines and ...
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How did Charley Varrick know to hide?

In the 1973 Don Siegel movie Charley Varrick, the eponymous protagonist leads a team of bank robbers in a raid on a small regional bank. The job is supposed to be an easy raid but they accidentally ...
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How does Victoria get convicted if Emily is still deemed a nutjob?

In the movie Side Effects, at the end, Victoria is arrested for Insider Trading and planning the Murder. The murder however is committed by Emily, whose end judgement it so go back to the mental ward. ...