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Why does Cobb wake up in the water?

Inception begins with Cobb waking up or lying on the beach in the water. He is brought before Saito. Later on, we learn that this is limbo. From Eames' dream (level 3), Cobb and Ariadne go a level ...
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What is Hawkeye's super power?

In the movie Avengers, Hawkeye seems like a filler character. He isn't in any of the previous movies, and there's no story about him at all. Does he just have super vision? Does he have a back story ...
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What's real in “The Matrix”?

In The Matrix (2000) Thomas A. Anderson or more widely known as Neo was recruited by Morpheus to rebel against the machines. As per the plot, The Matrix of the story was un-real and a virtual reality ...
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What's so important about the teddy bear in Taken 2?

In taken 2 there is a scene where they capture and torture Jean-Claude for information on Liam Neeson's whereabouts. At first he refuses and says he will never tell until they bring out a teddy bear. ...
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Why was this scene from the trailer not in the film?

I had seen all the trailers of The Amazing Spider-Man before its release. In one of those trailers Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) says to Peter, Do you have any idea what you really are? This seems ...
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How do the Whale Web Cams on Revenge TV Series work?

On the TV Series Revenge Nolan has has those awesome little cameras in the shape of a whale. I know the series is fictional, but they way he uses them in terms of spying - you can't do that unless ...
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Why was Tommy allowed to be a psychopath?

Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) is one of the most interesting characters to me in this film. His story arc starts with him being slightly off balance funny guy and a real tough guy then moves quickly ...
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762 views

Why is Mal sabotaging all/only professional dreams of Cobb?

Maybe I overlooked something, but Mal is trying to sabotage (killing his teammates) all dreams of Cobb concerned with his work (theft of information in dreams, inception of ideas). But during the ...
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What service do the boys provide at the out houses?

This may be a cultural thing more than movie explanation but since the movie is about the experiences of a slum dog kid growing up I think it fits. What were they supposed to be doing that would ...
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How much in Taken 2 was actually filmed in Istanbul?

In Taken 2, the characters end up in Istanbul. In the film we end up seeing quite a bit of a market and surrounding buildings. Were any of the scenes actually filmed in Istanbul? If so, which ones? ...
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551 views

What film has a boy living with a killer instead of his father?

Trying to remember a film that I watched around 2003 about this boy who lived with his step-father and crept in his cart and watched him kill and cremate the body? Anyone know what it is called? I ...
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Why doesn't Tig have the Sons of Anarchy tattoo on his back similar to Jax?

While watching Sons of Anarchy Season 5 Episode 3: "Laying Pipe" I noticed that Tig doesn't have the Sons of Anarchy logo tattooed on his back. However, I assumed that all members have this tattoo, ...
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What kind of pills was Tommy Riordan taking?

In the movie 'Warrior', we see Tommy taking pills and he is later forced to give them up by his father after requesting his help in the training for the tournament 'Sparta'. So, what are these pills ...
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Did Bryan have two seperate hotel rooms?

I am somewhat confused as to what happens in the hotel. The bad guys go to the girl's room, but don't find her. They then go to her dad's room, but didn't find her in there but see the open window. ...
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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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Why is it Pet Sematary but not Pet Cemetery?

My question is about Stephen King's Pet Sematary (1989). Why is cemetery is misspelled as sematary in the title? Is there a special reason which may be explained in the novel or in the movie?
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325 views

Is Cobb's reaction honest or sarcastic/angry

In Inception there is the following dialogue between Cobb and Ariadne (forgive me for not being word-accurate): Ariadne: Why can't you return home? Cobb: Because everybody thinks I killed her ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Breaking Bad season 4 episode 6 Cornered, at one point, we see Skyler go the the border of four states and flip a coin. Upon seeing the coin land in one quadrant and looking frustrated, she then ...
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1answer
771 views

What did Cal mean by - “Go big or go home”?

I have seen Crazy, Stupid Love a while ago. The scene with the big fight among Cal, Jacob, Bernie and David was hilarious. It is one of my favorites. What I don't understand is what Cal meant when ...
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659 views

In the Avengers movie, why did they close the portal?

I'm a bit confused as to why they would be so quick to close the portal if all the Chitauri were powering down/dying? What's the big rush? I think the only thing that could make sense would be the ...
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Rajesh suddenly gets over his hesistation?

In " The Big Bang Theory", Rajesh from India is shown to be very shy and can't speak in front of Women without first drinking alcohol. But all of a Sudden, in Season 5 Episode 20, he is shown to be ...
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How could Joe end up in the field?

I guess this is more a question about the nature of time travel more than anything else. At the end of the movie, Joe shoots himself in a field and changes the course of history. What I'm curious ...
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1answer
29k views

Did the actors sing for Rock of Ages?

In Rock of Ages, did the actors themselves sing for the film, or did other people sing and they dub over the actors? Or was it a mix?
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613 views

In “Looper” was there a reason why they didn't send people directly to the furnace?

In "Looper" the future bad-guys send back people to be killed in a field by a guy with a stupid gun who then takes them into what appears to be a massively-insecure blast-furnace equipped factory of ...
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1answer
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Did Leon see no other way out?

In the penultimate scene of Léon: The Professional, Leon uses the line You have given me a taste for life to Mathilda, convincing her to escape through the ventilation system to meet up with him at ...
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720 views

What's the origin of the quote “You da man, Harry. You da man.”?

I'm sure it's from a film, and I'm fairly sure it's sort-of said under the breath, in a respectful manner - for example as though the subject, Harry is out of earshot anyway. (Similar to the bit at ...
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1answer
228 views

How did Dexter get away with his plan in the airport?

In the return of the series for Season 7, Dexter is obviously frustrated with what is going on in his life. In order to deal with his stress, he finds a new victim to prey upon Doing what I do best. ...
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59 views

What was the nature of Matt's gift to Kelly?

In The Girl Next Door's final scenes, we see Kelly receiving a gift on his newest shoot that is a box of his favourite Cuban Cigars, clearly sent by Matt with a note reading: The juice was worth the ...
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912 views

Why don't more things change back?

In Looper, why don't more things change when they kill/maim people? Like when Joe shoots himself at the end and Older Joe disappears, why doesn't it undo the things that Older Joe did seeing as he ...
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3answers
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Water as a symbol in Fatal Attraction

I noticed the reoccurring use of water in the movie Fatal Attraction. When they first have the affair, the water from the sink appears. Then in the rabbit scene, there is boiling water. And at the ...
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What happened to change Joe's timeline?

As far as I can remember, we see a total of three Joes in the movie. Joe A kills himself, then 30 years later gets sent back and is killed by Joe B, a closed loop. Joe B, however, changes from the ...
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Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the trick?

Why does Borden want to change the knot used in the tank trick? Is it because he is poor at tying it?
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Is it possible to tell who is who in each scene?

After reading the answer to this question: Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?, in which Angler was told by the wrong twin which knot resulted in his wife's death. Is it possible to tell ...
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How did the timeline work?

I'm not sure I quite understand how the timeline(s) of Looper works. You have the initial timeline (A), where Joe shoots himself, goes on to party, and then meets the asian woman. The Rain Maker ...
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1answer
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What did the sign say?

At one point in Looper, someone comes out of the crops in the dark and walks towards the woman. Joe jumps out to save her to find that the person isn't a threat and has a sign on them. I didn't ...
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1answer
452 views

In “La jetée” does the time-traveler's body stay in the present time?

The film La jetée -- famous for inspiring 12 Monkeys -- appears to feature a method of time travel that is more psychological than mechanical. There is no time machine. Instead, a man who is known for ...
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536 views

An Animated Short Film About Horses Living In Heaven

A long time ago (about 16 years ago) I watched a large portion of an animated short film. Thinking about it now, I'm not sure it was suitable for an audience of 6-8 year olds. I still have some very ...
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1answer
118 views

Election (1999) vote count

In the movie Election, when McAllister secretly disposes two of Tracy's votes to reduce her vote count by 2, won't it also alter the vote counts for the Vice President? Since for both president and ...
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498 views

How does Dexter handle the logistics of his murders?

When Dexter murders someone he always prepares the room with: lots of plastic foil pictures of victims small details for atmosphere etc But we only see him dispose the bodies. The amount of ...
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Did one actor ever play two distinct characters in one scene in the Star Trek franchise?

There have been several times in the various Star Trek series when one actor interacted with himself/herself as a clone, Mirror Universe double, or other "alternate" version of the same basic ...
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1answer
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Die Hard 3: Where does the wire (to pick the handcuffs) come from?

Near the end of the movie Die Hard: With a Vengeance (at around 1:44), where John and Zeus are handcuffed to the bomb in the ship, John talks about picking the lock. Suddenly he has a piece of a ...
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What wrong did Tobin Frost do?

By the end of Safe House, I was led to think that Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) was the good guy. That belief was challenged when he asked the other (good) guy to be better than him. Now, I am not a ...
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1answer
501 views

Why doesn't Angier dispose of the bodies in the tanks?

In the movie "The Prestige", after each "Real Transported Man" magic show, Angier doesn't dispose of his dead clones but just keeps them (along with the water tank). Does he think they are proof of ...
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Why doesn't Borden know which knot he tied?

In "The Prestige", why does Borden keep saying (in the diary as well as to Angier) that he doesn't know which knot he tied at the scene where Julia drowns? It's got to be one of the twin brothers ...
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4answers
577 views

Why doesn't anything happen to Sam after the lightning hit him?

In "Moonrise Kingdom", why doesn't anything happen to Sam after lightning hits him? The next scene shows that he is covered in black dust but other than that he doesn't seem to be hurt at all.
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What was the first tv show or movie to feature a character who travelled through time?

There have been many characters who have travelled through time but who was the first? Off the top of my head, I can only think of Ebenezer Scrooge and his 3 ghostly visitors. I'm not even sure that ...
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874 views

What happened in the end? Was it just a dream?

What happens at the end of The Burrowers? I watched it a few times but I don't understand it. Was it just a dream?
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1answer
4k views

Was 'The Driver' leaving the town at the end of Drive (2011)?

I saw Drive (2011) a little while ago. It was the second time I watched this movie. I am a little bit confused about the ending. Did the driver leave the town or went to meet Irene at the end?
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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667 views

Alien artefact on spaceship turns crew member into a killer

I remember seeing a movie around 2000-2005 on the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.). I believe that it had a wide release, but I'm not sure. The movie is about a space ship (I think they're ...

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