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How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?

Okay so after watching The Dark Knight Rises, I spent a bit of time thinking about the film, at first I didn't get it. I understood the storyline but this major plot flaw/continuity error really ...
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Why does Alfred leave in The Dark Knight Rises?

Alfred leaves Bruce, telling him that he has buried enough members of the Wayne family. But, Bruce has been running around all this time as Batman. I think the odds of him being killed are pretty ...
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At the end of the movie, does Aunt May know Peter Parker is Spiderman?

When he gives Aunt May the eggs he was supposed to bring earlier, he is clearly injured but Aunt May does not suggest that he is Spider-man. (At least that's what I remember) However, after Gwen goes ...
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What is the meaning of Teddy's last dialogue in Shutter Island?

In Shutter Island, at the end of the movie Teddy had a chat with Chuck, in that scene Teddy told to Chuck as, Which would be worse: To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? What's the ...
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Ending of Shutter Island

In Shutter Island, it's hard to understand the ending because it's quite ambiguous. I think, a while before the ending of the movie Teddy confessed to Dr. Cawley as, he's Andrew Laeddis and he killed ...
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Why did Peaches' mom hang on the tree?

In the middle of the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Peaches' mom asked Peaches to go to sleep. Then, she hung on the tree. This particular scene was quite strange and confused me pretty badly, ...
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344 views

If you commit a crime your punishment is premature aging

I remember seeing a movie back when I was a kid that revolved around the idea of a punishment that revolved around "age payment." If you committed a horrendous crime, rather than lock you up, they ...
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222 views

“She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me”

In Casablanca, when Rick says this to Laszlo: She tried everything to get them, and nothing worked. She did her best to convince me that she was still in love with me, but that was all over ...
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991 views

Why were some emotional displays tolerated in Equilibrium?

When Brandt captures Preston he shouts to witnesses about how the cleric has been caught etc which seems to be a clear case of pride. Also, I seem to remember when Preston is being interviewed and is ...
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What type of leader is Bane?

Bane appears to be an incredibly effective leader, commanding dozens or perhaps even hundreds of criminal underlings in a successful campaign to capture Gotham and hold the entire city hostage for ...
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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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982 views

In “Dark Knight Rises” what was U.S. government's strategy?

Toward the end of Dark Knight Rises, the biggest city in the United States has been held hostage for nearly five months. Bane has threatened to destroy the city via nuke if anyone leaves the city. ...
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2answers
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What was the third gag in the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama?

In the “Reincarnation” episode of Futurama, they broke the episode up into three segments, each of which used a different style. The first one was in an old-fashioned Max Fleischer style and the main ...
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Is Eisenheim's sword illusion realistic?

Eisenheim performs a sword illusion in The Illusionist (2006). Is this illusion realistic? Could it be practiced in real life? ...
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487 views

What was the explanation of the 51 people burned alive on the train in For Greater Glory?

In For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012), there is a scene in the first half of the movie in which a train is robbed by the Cristeros. Padre Vega, who is in command in the scene, asks ...
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365 views

Why didn't the fog enter the supermarket in The Mist?

In The Mist (2007), a white fog covers a small town, and a number of residents take refuge in the local supermarket. But the fog stops at the glass windows, never seeping through the cracks around ...
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2answers
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Teenager gets girl to fall in love with him in order to get revenge on her

I can not remember the title or actors of this movie. It was about a teenage guy trying to get a girl to fall in love with him. When she does, he breaks up with her, supposedly because he wanted to ...
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2answers
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Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle all the time?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, ...
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3answers
714 views

Identify this pollution-themed animated TV-series that aired in the early '90s

I watched this show as a child in North America in the early '90s, though it is probably older, and have nothing but vague memories with which to identify it. Thus, anything fitting even one of the ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

With the conclusion of Nolan's Dark Knight movies, we are now able to look at all three movies as a single entity, broken up into three parts (acts, if you will). Is there a specific theme, or set of ...
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How did Talia find her father?

In the great revelation of The Dark Knight Rises, we are shown it was Talia that escaped from The Pit, then brought her father back to rescue her savior, Bane. However, considering the fact that ...
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1answer
2k views

Where is Commissioner Gordon's family in The Dark Knight Rises?

I likely missed the bit where it's mentioned or not, but I was just curious is there any mention of his family in the movie? I assume his wife and son probably had enough after what happened in The ...
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331 views

Name of this psychological thriller?

I've been trying to remember what movie this is and can't find it anywhere on google. All I remember is that it took place in a hospital (or something similar) that had house a certain number of ...
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140 views

What career was Troy planning on?

One of the arcs in the TV show Community is what career Troy Barnes is going to pick. In season 1, one of the community college's plumbers tries to encourage Troy to become a plumber. Later the Air ...
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2answers
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How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?

Here's another aspect from The Dark Knight Rises that I was confused about (at the risk of getting overly picky). During the course of the film, the Gotham PD is trapped by Bane underground, and it ...
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3answers
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Is it historically true that Ip Man beat a Japanese General in a martial-art match?

In the film Ip Man (2008), Ip Man fights Japanese Army general Miura in a martial arts match and beats him. Is that incident historically true? If not, what was the real incident?
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One Piece: Who is Monkey D Luffy's mom? [closed]

Who is Monkey D Dragon's wife/Luffy's mother? Buggy The Clown mentioned that Silvere Rayliegh is Luffy's uncle. This implies that Rayliegh's sister should be Dragon's wife! Why didn't Eichiro Oda ...
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Was the opening scene in Dark Knight Rises there in the original script?

I know it was a great scene and established where the Dr. came from but it wasn't really necessary. If you take that scene out, Bane's first reveal is in the sewer. Was the opening plane scene an ...
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1answer
54k views

Explain the plane scene in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, at the beginning of the film Bane kidnapped a guy from the plane, then he drew blood from the guy he kidnapped. And then throughout the movie I didn't see any news regarding ...
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1answer
500 views

Why does cheryl change her name often?

In Archer season 1 why does Cheryl (shown below) change her name quite frequently? She goes by Carol, Carina, Crystal etc. in the first few episodes.
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2answers
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How long did it take Bruce to recover?

In Dark Knight Rises, after Bane defeated Batman, he snapped Batman's spine, or at least sprained it seriously. In the pit, we see someone push his spine (or something) back in. How long did Batman ...
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How did Batman survive when he was stabbed?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman was stabbed by Miranda. After a while Batman took his bat and flew away to detonate the bomb. Then at the end of the movie he was at the dining table with ...
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Evidence for and against the ending of Dark Knight Rises

I've heard a few people mention that the ending of Dark Knight Rises, where Alfred sees Bruce and Selina at the bistro in Italy, was just a dream. When I watched it I thought it was really happening. ...
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Why didn't Bane reveal to the public that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and disclosed all the crimes were made by Harvey Dent. Further, he reveals the role of Commissioner Gordon to cover-up ...
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Was Alfred in on Bruce's plan in The Dark Knight Rises?

Near the end of The Dark Knight Rises, Alfred is fed up with Bruce's inability to let go of Batman and quit despite Alfred saying to him "I've buried enough members of the Wayne family" so ...
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What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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Why does Blake draw the Batman symbols all over town?

Late in The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham is closed off from the rest of the world and the police are forced underground (both literally and figuratively). We catch up with the action when the government ...
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What is Bruce's alibi in the end?

At the end of Dark Knight Rises, we see the twist of Bruce/Batman taking the bomb himself across the sea, presumably, to sacrifice himself to keep Gotham safe. We know this isn't the case for Bruce ...
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2answers
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Why was Bruce Campbell in all three Spider-Man movies?

Bruce Campbell was in all three of the Sam Raimi movies, but as different bit characters in each one. Why was he used in all three movies?
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Why did the prisoners help Bruce?

When Bruce is left broken and suffering in the Prison Pit, Bane explains that this is where he suffered and where Bruce will fully realize his failure with Gotham, and then be killed. During his time ...
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What did the Dent Act do?

After the passing of Harvey Dent, Gotham City passed the Dent Act, which allowed Gotham to clean up the streets quite a bit. It was stated that the act gave the police department the teeth it needed ...
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Why was there no hint of the Joker?

In Dark Knight Rises, we see a bit of history of what has happened to Gotham in the past 8 years. Batman in seclusion, criminals being locked up for being part of organized crime, and Gordon's guilt ...
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1answer
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Why isn't Arthur woken up by the kick?

First the van rolls, then later the van falls off the bridge. Why doesn't this kick wake up Arthur? Related questions: In Inception, why do the kicks have to occur simultaneously?
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What year did they begin announcing that TV shows were “Filmed in front of a live studio audience”?

I was watching antenna TV and now I wonder: What year did they begin to make the point of announcing that specific TV shows were "Filmed in front of a live studio audience"? and which show was ...
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What happened to the pursuers when the lightning hit?

In Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, young protagonist Sam is being chased by a band of Khaki Scouts, and they are about to catch him when he stops atop a cairn in "lightning field" and is struck by ...
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1answer
338 views

Why didn't they keep the brakes on when revving the Delorean to 88mph?

In the first movie, they had the Delorean rev up with the emergency brake turned on and the speedometer revved up close to the magical 88mph. What I'm wondering is why they didn't just have the car do ...
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Was Bane's dialogue spoken during filming or dubbed in during post?

In the film The Dark Knight Rises, Bane wears a mask that covers the bottom half of his face. This obscures his mouth and jaw such that it's pretty hard to tell when the actor is actually speaking. ...
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Is the pit in Dark Knight Rises a representation of Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit?

Everyone familiar with Batman universe would be quite familiar with Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit. Given the realism shown in the Batman movies by Nolan, for instance Bane's character and his mask. In ...
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Why didn't the bomb cause a tsunami in Dark Knight Rises?

AFAIK, even smaller (Mw 4.2) earthquakes in Japan can trigger tsunamis. So was the atom bomb used in Dark Knight Rises was not this powerful?
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How does Blake know that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises at the scene when Bruce first meets Blake (where the latter goes calling at Wayne Manor), the way Blake confidently asserts to Bruce that Batman is needed seems to suggest ...

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