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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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Does Saul Goodman know Hank Schrader is a DEA agent when he comes to meet Badger at APD interrogation room?

I was watching the episode 'Better Call Saul' in Breaking Bad. It has the scene where Brandon Mayhew is sitting in the interrogation room of the APD and Saul Goodman comes in and the scene goes on. ...
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How did Cutter know Angier's method?

About half way through The Prestige the court majestrate meets with John Cutter in Angier's warehouse. Cutter tells the Majestrate that he can't let Lord Cawdlow take Robert's machine, that it is too ...
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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 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 past week–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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Was the explanation of the Back to the Future 2 timeline correct?

In the S08E05 of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Howard argue about the timeline of Back to the Future Part II. They talk about how the future Biff would go to a different future once he gives the ...
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Why did the white people on Candieland respect or even take commands from Stephen?

As the Question states: Why did the white people on Candieland respect Stephen in Django Unchained? And even, after Calvin Candie died they even took orders by him. When Django was under the table 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 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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Why is the Metacognitive Processor in Caprica needed?

In Caprica, the spin-off series from Battlestar Galactica, a central plot point is the Metacognitive Processor (MCP). It's seemingly required to get the virtual Zoe in to a robot. However, the ...
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What were Henryk, Halina and others chosen for?

At Warsaw Ghetto, policemen randomly picked some Jews and the rest were sent to station for the extermination camp. I assume some were picked because they were better built as later said by somebody ...
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Who is Bruce and does he have a real-world counterpart?

In the episode "Doubt" (S01E11) of Wilfred (the US version) Ryan meets a guy who introduces himself as Bruce and who can see Wilfred the way Ryan does. He tells him that he's been Wilfred's friend ...
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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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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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Why did the boy call 911?

In the movie "Mystic River", a 911 call by a boy played a key roll in closing the murder case. But why on earth did he (who later turned out to be the murderer) called 911?
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Do they ever really wake up from the sedative test?

I distinctly remember a scene in Inception when Cobb is testing Yusuf's custom made super sedative. He then abruptly wakes up and goes to the bathroom where he proceeds to splash his face with water ...
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Where do the T-1000 machines come from in Terminator Genisys

In the movie Terminator Genisys, when Kyle reaches 1984, there is a T-1000 that attacks him. T-1000 has been waiting for John's arrival, this only means that Judgement Day happens for sure, is it? How ...
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Batman vs the truck driver, please explain

Batman wasn't supposed to kill anyone but during the climactic scene of The Dark Knight Rises, he shoots the truck carrying the bomb with The Bat in an attempt to reroute the truck and the driver is ...
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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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Why didn't Cinderella's slippers disappear?

I hope you all know the Cinderella's story so I am going to begin from the part where Her Fairy Godmother magically appeared and immediately began to transform Cinderella from house servant to the ...
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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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How did Harrison know the Enterprise had warp core issues?

Just curious if there's any info on this issue in Star Trek: Into Darkness since it wasn't explained in the movie. How did Khan know that the Enterprise warp core had problems? Was there some ...
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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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Was the suspicion that fell on The Counselor really a coincidence?

When the drug cartel's motorbike courier is killed (and a big drug delivery subsequently stolen), the deal in which The Counselor is involved goes terribly wrong. By the unlucky coincidence that The ...
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Why does Malkina go to the church and try to confess?

In the movie The Counselor, Malkina shows up to a Catholic church and tries to get the priest to let her confess her sins. She taunts him. We understand from the previous scene that Malkina is not ...
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Why doesn't the guy in jail recognize Walter?

Why do the "supposed" killer not 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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Why not just make him forget again?

In the TV Series, The Vampire Diaries, Elena(the main character), with the help of Damon, makes her brother Jeremy forget about the death of Vicky. After some time, her brother finds about it by ...
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Explanation for A Tale of Two Sisters?

Briefly Googling, I can find no English-language discussion that properly explains this superb, but extremely confusing movie. It could be that this is one of those movies that are open to many ...
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What happened to the Future Flash?

In series The Flash, The Flash from the future did travel back in time to stop The Reverse-Flash from killing his mother. He failed, but where did he go? The Reverse-Flash stuck in past and killed and ...
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What happened to Agent Joseph Keenan at the end of Red State?

In the movie Red State, Kevin Smith says he wanted to shoot the Apocalypse at the end but it would cost too much. That got me to wondering: Was Agent Keenan (John Goodman) actually dead at the end, ...
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How did Michael end up in that basement in Season 1?

In the last Season of Fringe, the Observer child Michael was essential for the plot. He appeared before in Season 1, where he was found in an abadoned basement. Is there any explaination how he did ...
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How much of the fact narrated in The Great Beauty really happens?

The Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty is about Jep Gambardella, a critic, journalist and writer and his empty life in a (I would say) almost surreal Rome. What I didn't understand is how much of ...
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Was Margot Having an Affair with Eli?

The Wikipedia Article on The Royal Tenenbaums claims that Margot and Eli were having an affair, but I find this somewhat difficult to believe. Other than the one scene in which Eli leaves Margot's ...
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Why do the sheep in the movie “Babe” have a password?

In the movie "Babe", the pig protagonist learns a secret "password" ("Baa Ram Ewe... Baa Ram Ewe...") that enables him to gain the trust of some sheep in a sheep-dog competition. Ignoring for a ...
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Why does the doctor help Sylvester Stallone at last?

In the movie Escape Plan, why does the doctor, who comes into jail for the treatment of the prisoners, help the hero i.e. Sylvester Stallone and brings a chopper in the end. What is the reason behind ...
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Who was Beni calling a “bastard” in The Mummy?

Who was the Mummy's morally destitute henchman (formerly Rick O'Connell's sidekick) Beni calling a bastard when Imhotep caused Winston's plane to crash? I just watched the film again, and I can never ...
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What does Viktor Navorski say to Milodragovich in Bulgarian?

In the movie The Terminal, during the scene where a Russian man is not allowed to take the medicine, assumed to be for his ailing father, without an MPL. What does Viktor Navorski say to ...
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Did Axler sleep with with his daughter in the Humbling movie?

In the humbling movie, the hallucinations of the main character (Simon Axler) suggest that he may be guilty for sleeping with his daughter and the hallucinations may be caused by his conscience, ...
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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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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 was the matter with GJ?

One of the various characters in Top of the Lake is GJ, who is somewhat like a leader to the group of women that settled in containers in Paradise, which is also reinforced by Anita when she tells ...
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What made it an opportune time to roll out the Russian Flu Vaccine?

There is some heavy spoiler content for anyone who hasn't seen at least the 1st series of Utopia. So, towards the finale of season 1 we finally learn that the Russian Flu Vaccine is actually... ...
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What is the relevance of the Unabomber sideplot?

Near the end of The Insider, after the crippled down version of Jeffrey's interview aired on TV and Lowell Bergman returns from his forced vacation, he ends up somewhere in the US countryside in the ...
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Why did the artist do that?

At the end of the Artist and the Model the artist shoots himself. The war is ending, he's just finished his masterpiece and is having a book written about his life. Why would he kill himself? I have ...