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Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?

In Man of Steel (2013), when Zod and his subordinates come to take Superman, they ask for Lois Lane too. But when they take her, they don't ask her anything. They just put her in some kind of prison, ...
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How did Wynn know what happened to Meyerhold in Cube Zero?

In Cube Zero, when Wynn finally catches up to Rains, he overhears the following conversation between Haskell and Rains. Rains: Don't come near me. Haskell: I was protecting us. Rains: You ...
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Why did Maya know that Osama bin Laden was in the compound?

In Zero Dark Thirty, surveillance of the compound where the courier lives shows that there are two men and three women. The CIA analysts discuss that there must be a third man living there, guessing ...
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Superbad Mistake?

In 'Superbad', Evan, Seth, and Fogell got kicked off the bus after a bottle of Goldslick broke and spilled on the floor. But after they got kicked off the bus, they walked in the opposite direction ...
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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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Did Noah and Allie commit suicide in the end?

At the end of the movie, we see Allie and Noah dead together holding each others hand. I think that Noah had been trying for a couple of times to let Allie remember everything permanently, but as he ...
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Why did the pipe explode in The Shawshank Redemption?

I have a question regarding the end of The Shawshank Redemption when Red is narrating Andy's escape - can some one explain why the pipe erupts when Andy breaks it when he is escaping from Shawshank? ...
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Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
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Why wasn't Miles Dyson disarmed?

In Terminator 2, they break into Miles Dyson's workplace (can't remember the name of it) and begin to plant explosives in order to destroy all the work he had been doing When the police get to the ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie -'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' is truly iconic and one of my all time favorites, but there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax we see the aliens returning many ...
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Why didn't the zombies eat her initially?

After R eats Perry's brains, he falls for Julie. He then takes her back to the airport, and she was in the group of zombies that went back to the airport. Why didn't the other zombies attack and eat ...
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Why does no one notice the Joker when he is present as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight, when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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Where did the T-Rex come from?

Although there is no disputing the impact that Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park had when it was released in 1992, there has always been one scene that has bugged/perplexed me. I speak of the climax, ...
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Killing of so many people in Misfits?

In the television series, Misfits, through out the various seasons, We see the main characters killing a large number of people - many of the probation workers, cheerleaders etc... And we just see a ...
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Should the Trebles have been “cut off”?

Watching Pitch Perfect again, and through the riff-off, and it seems like the Trebles broke the rule of "stealing the song by picking off a word that they are singing and making it your first word." ...
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Doc knows he will invent time machine 30 years ahead and it doesnt change the future

In Back to the Future, Doc invented time machine in 1985 and he was really excited and little surprised that it worked. But later in movie, Marty goes back and tells young Doc about it. Why was Doc ...
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3 Masks in The Man With The Iron Mask

In the movie The Man With The Iron Mask (1998) in the scene where the three musketeers want to free Philippe (Leonorado De Caprio), Philippe has one iron mask on (mask 1). They then make another mask ...
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Fox's analysis of the Bat

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Fox examines the Bat and finds out that an auto-pilot had been installed. This seems to me a bit strange, because we have seen the Bat carrying the bomb far from ...
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How could the stars be going out in the alternate universe?

In Turn Left we see what the world would be like if Donna never met the Doctor and he perished beating the Racnoss. In this timeline, we cryptically see Rose all over the place using the companions ...
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Why did Beowulf bring the prized gift to the cave?

The golden drinking horn proved useful in the cave, but it did not look like Beowulf (from the 2007 movie) knew it would. Why did he bring it, especially since his sole purpose to visit that cave was ...
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How did Conrad come back to life after the gunshot in “The Game”?

In The Game, At the end of the movie Conrad was shot by his own brother Nicholas Van Orton. But Conrad came back to life at the very end of the movie. How does it possible? Because, Nicholas Van ...
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In “Prometheus” why bring anyone but David-type androids?

In the movie "Prometheus" the android David flawlessly executes a seemingly endless range of tasks: learns to read and speak an alien language shoots a basketball with precision keeps the spaceship ...
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Why don't more cops recognise the identity of the Man on a Ledge?

At the start of the movie Man on a Ledge, Nick Cassidy goes to some lengths to make it hard for the police to discover his identity by using a false credit card and wiping his prints from the hotel ...
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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 are rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise sunny?

Why do rainy scenes in Thelma & Louise movie happen in sunny weather? I know sometimes when it rains it's possible to see the sun in sky, but this happens in several scenes even in different ...
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Why does the werewolf exhale a green mist?

I have only watched a few episodes of Being Human (the original BBC series) so I may have missed something. (Just got hold of the dvds so trying to catch up.) In episode 3, George transforms into a ...
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How did the two McClanes get to Chernobyl as quickly as the bad guys?

In the later part of Good Day to Die Hard the two McClanes steal a car to follow the bad guys. They drive from Moscow to Chernobyl, which is in the middle of the Ukraine, a long way from Moscow. The ...
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Battlestar Galactica: What was Starbuck?

Just finished watching season 4, wrapped it up nicely. But I'm a little confused about Starbuck. She was not a Cylon, but she died and came back. Was she supposed to be an angel?
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How could Carl run or jump when he is using apparatus for his walking?

In the movie Up, it is shown that 80-year-old Carl Fredericksen is using a zimmer frame to aid in his walking. However, later in the movie he runs and even jumps around - how is this possible when ...
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Why didn't they all explode at the end of The Abyss?

At the end of The Abyss all the characters are brought to the surface of the sea from deep below. They should suffer terrible decompression but they're all fine? It's even addressed by the characters: ...
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Why is the white ranger's transformation different in Power Rangers Dino Thunder?

In Power Rangers Dino Thunder the Red, Yellow, and Blue ranger don't transform when they first touch a Dinogem. Tommy Oliver modifiest their gems to morph them into rangers. However, Trent Mercer, the ...
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Why doesn't John Spartan know how to use the 3 shells?

In Demolition Man, shortly after Spartan is thawed out, he tries to use the toilet after which he declares they have 3 shells where the toilet paper should be. Later on in the film when Spartan finds ...
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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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Did Petey actually kill himself or did someone else kill him?

In the movie "Setup", When Sonny and Petey visit their friend (with the guns and drugs), Petey starts playing around with guns. Later, while Sonny and his friend were talking, they hear a shot and ...
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Ending dialog in “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

In the war movie, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), at the end Major Warden has a brief dialog with the women porters. The women back away from him as he exclaims: I had to do it. They might ...
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Is there a term for the opposite of the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome?

Chuck Cunningham Syndrome refers to when a character simply disappears with no explanation and is treated in later episodes as if they never existed. I was wondering if there was a term, maybe ...
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How did Liam Neeson know his location in Taken 2?

In Taken 2 when Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, was kidnapped, and calling Kim/Maggie Grace from his locked cell. He asked her to draw 2 circles, according to the map chart: One of 3 km from the hotel, ...
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How did Cobb manage to go to sleep and dream to save Saito after Mal's death?

As far as I can tell the subjects need to sleep in order to dream and for going under fast and consistent sleep they use sedatives. Now my question is how did Cobb manage to just fall sleep and dream ...
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Is it realistic for a terrorist to leave his phone number behind in the call list?

In Source Code, it is shown that by redialing a number from the same phone that was connected to the bomb, Capt. found the guy finally who set up the bomb. But is it realistic for a terrorist to ...
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Clarification about closing a loop in The Looper

After watching "The Looper", I could not understand how closing a loop works. What I understood is, If person A is in present as a looper, he would be sent to Past where he would wait for the victim ...
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Sense and purpose of anti-demon possesion symbol?

In the television series, Supernatural, throughout the series it is shown that Sam and Dean have a symbol at their chest to protect themselves from possession by deamons. But in S08E02, it is shown ...
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Star Wars IV : Why was the princess rescued in the first place?

In the 1977 movie release of Star Wars Episode IV, Why was the princess rescued in the first place? As the required information was with the droid and a lot of time had passed since she was captured, ...
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Why were sam and lilith going to have sex?

In the television series, Supernatural, S04E18, Why were Sam and Lilith going to have sex at the first place at all? If Sam was going to have a contract with Lilith, then that would require just a ...
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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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Complaints about “Pati Sudharo Sansthan”?

In the 2010 hindi movie, Hello Darling, how come the victims of "Pati Sudharo Sansthan" never filed any police complain about it. It is surely illegal and should not be operating at all. How were ...
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Alien Director's cut - What does Ash drink in the movie?

I was watching the Alien director's cut and noticed that Ash the science officer, who is revealed to be an android later in the movie, in one of the scenes is shown to be drinking what appears to be ...
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What happened to the new room mate?

In the television series, New Girl, S01E24, it is shown that Smith and Jess conduct interview for new room mate to replace Nick. They select one of them and he also moves in with his luggage but at ...
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For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?

Magneto spends the better part of the X-Men trilogy trying to exterminate all human life on earth, being imprisoned and subsequently killing his way out. Afterwards, why was he left free to roam sunny ...
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How the new Omnitrix watch connected to the old Ultimatrix plot?

In the Ben 10 Omniverse there are so many continuity issues i observed But the main issue is with his new watch, Is there anything mention in any episode which i have missed? I mean how can this new ...