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What is the significance of the historical scenes shown in the fuzzy projection in "Devs" episode 3?

The third episode of the FX television series Devs shows a fuzzy projection of significant events in human history, such as the creation of cave paintings and the construction of the pyramids. It ...
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What was the exact timespan and period of the events and situation encapsulated in “Civil War?”

Alex Garland has been (purposefully) vague about timeline specifics of the film, Civil War (2024). But are there in-film clues as to how the situation in the U.S. degraded seemingly so quickly? I ...
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Does it mean that Robert is correcting Isador Rabi when he says ‘Canyons of New Mexico’?

After his lecture, Heisenberg meets Rabi and Oppenheimer. Robert reveals his intent to return to America to address the lack of serious attention towards quantum mechanics, which is his primary reason ...
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What was that glowing green thing that soldiers threw in the corridor of the White House in the final battle scene of “Civil War?”

In Alex Garland’s film, Civil War (2024), during the final battle scene at one point a soldier throws a glowing green thing in the corridor of the White House. This wasn’t a grenade or a flash-bang, ...
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How did Jatemme avoid facing any consequences after torturing Bobby?

Mob enforcer Jatemme tortured Bobby, a disabled worker at a bowling alley, to find out why Harry Rawlings stole money from him: How did Jatemme avoid facing any consequences after torturing Bobby?
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Does Section 31 no longer exist in the 32nd century?

I am currently watching the latest and final season of Star Trek: Discovery. The premier season 5 episode is titled and introduces 'The Red Directive' into canon, which seems to indicate that certain ...
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Why did they redraw the lines of the ward?

Tom Mulligan asks his son and politican Jack if opponent Jamal conceded, expressing concern about losing to him. Jack reassures Tom, hinting that compromise could have avoided the situation, ...
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Why does Tony flip out over this?

At the start of the episode Unidentified Black Males Tony is eating at a restaurant with Meadow and her boyfriend Finn; when Tony asks for the check the waitress tells him Finn has already paid for ...
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Why did The Cartel try to steal Gus's chemical supply?

I'm only on season 4, episode 6 but they've done it three times now, once in the warehouse in S3E13 Full-Measure, one in S4E4 Bullet Points and now again. What do they gain by sabotaging Gus's ...
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Where did all the vehicles come from when McQueen exits the trailer?

Immediately after McQueen rolled out of the trailer, there were a lot of cars on the road, and this despite the fact that a few seconds ago the road was empty, there was no one on it except Mack and ...
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Why did Oppenheimer toss his glasses onto the corner of the wall?

In a chemistry lab, Oppenheimer is advised by Niels Bohr to go to Germany to learn from Max Born. The scene then changes into a montage style with a series of scenes set to classical music playing in ...
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Why do they have to fake the protagonist's death?

The last episode of Healer left me confused. They have the evidence of the bad guys doing bad things with bioweapons. They caught them red-handed trying to kill the whistleblower. The police are ...
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Vault 32 residents and Bert

In Season One: Episode 1 of Amazon's Fallout (2024), protagonist Lucy is preparing to marry a 'breeder' from Vault 32. Her best friend Steph Harper is, according to Amazon (Explore: Vault Dwellers: ...
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Who exactly is "her" here?

A blind, retired High Table assassin Caine declared that he was retired, finished, and done. High Table member Marquis disagreed. Caine insisted that he was of no use to Marquis or The Table. Marquis ...
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Why didn't McQueen, having a great opportunity, escape from the town when Sally invited him for a walk?

McQueen looks towards the exit, contemplating the situation. The wheel clamp is removed. Bessie is not attached. A full tank of gas thanks to Sally. And now McQueen is free. There's nothing stopping ...
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Why did Oppenheimer say "Wormhole" in this scene?

In the chemistry lab,Patrick Blackett and Niels Bohr are standing across a table from each other, while Bohr is advising Oppenheimer: Bohr: Get to Germany, study under Max Born. Learn the ways of ...
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Why did the cousins decide to attack Hank

Why did the cousins decide to attack Hank ? Yes , I know Hank killed Tuco but don't they know that attacking him will cause the Mexican government to go after the cartel ? Or do they know that fact ...
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Why are criminals not worried about the hostages seeing their faces?

In the Spanish series La Casa de Papel dubbed internationally as Money Heist the robbers decide to set 11 hostages free. The robbers rarely wear masks in front of the hostages. They always wear them ...
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What does "listeners of the 8th" mean?

DJ is making a radio announcement that the boys in black failed to kill John Wick: DJ: A little traffic update. I'm hearing the boys in black couldn't get it done. Our wicked friend is on the move ...
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Nuclear attack followed by a ground invasion

In the sequel to the movie Dune (2021), i.e. Dune: Part Two (2024), Timothée Chalamet’s character, Paul “Muad’Dib” Atreides reveals the secret locations of his family’s arsenal of nuclear weapons to ...
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In "Southpaw“, why didn't they do gunpowder residue (GSR) tests on everybody in the hallway?

In Southpaw (2015), only one person fired a gun in that room. Surely it would be simple to test everyone to find the shooter, even without the gun. Why didn't they do gunpowder residue (GSR) tests on ...
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After being released, why did Garraka delay attacking until apparently the next day, coming in with a "storm" from the ocean?

After Garraka is released from the brass orb, an attack on the firehouse, and in particular its containment unit, is delayed until apparently the next day, after a "storm" comes in from the ...
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Who was doing the shooting in the scene Jean Claude was shot?

Near the end of The Monuments Men, Garfield and Clermont get lost driving in the countryside and stop when they see a horse. Garfield... My question is who was doing the shooting. The scene made it ...
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Who are the three people John Wick is hunting down?

In the desert region, John Wick is riding on a horse and trying to shoot three people, who are each riding their own horses and escaping from him. Who are the three people John Wick is hunting down?
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How can Caine, being blind, still play poker?

There is a scene from John Wick Chapter 4 (2023) where John Wick, Caine, Tracker and Killa play a poker: How can Caine, being blind, still play poker?
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What was Dante saying before he was interrupted by a nearby thug?

At Cipher’s base of operations, Dante enters by dragging two of her thugs and stands before her while all the thugs point their guns at him. Dante wants Cipher to help him make Dominic suffer: Dante: ...
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What did Bruce Wayne do to get the fingerprint on the bullet in "The Dark Knight"? [duplicate]

In The Dark Knight (2008) movie directed by Christopher Nolan, there's a scene where Bruce Wayne tries some sort of an experiment, like firing bullets into a cement block kind of thing. The end result ...
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How does Caine stabbing John make them even if it's not personal?

John prevented Chidi from killing Mr. Nobody's dog during their confrontation. This caused Mr. Nobody to abandon his pursuit of John. After Caine and Mr. Nobody assisted John in fighting off several ...
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Why did Jack destroy Beckett's ship?

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, why did Jack destroy Beckett's ship when making the deal to lead Beckett to Shipwreck Cove? If they made a deal, how was Beckett supposed to follow Jack?
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How did Lightning not realise that he was going in the wrong direction?

It seemed to me as a child, when I first watched Cars (2006), that after Lightning chases down a truck and discovers it is not Mack, he wants to get back to the Interstate, and he turns and goes back ...
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Why did Katia wait to get branded with John Wick?

In John Wick Chapter 4 (2023), The Ruska Roma welcomes back John Wick and accepts his High Table duel with Marquis. Then, John Wick and Katia had their arms branded with the family crest symbol at the ...
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In Death on the Nile, why did these characters think their plan would work?

In Death on the Nile, as part of their plan to kill Linnet, they needed Simon to run across the ship in the middle of the night to get to the bedroom where Linnet was sleeping.  This would have ...
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About Lightning McQueen's attempt to escape from Radiator Springs

How did Sally and the Sheriff end up exactly where McQueen would run out of gas, to the meter?
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How did Reyes infer that Dominic Toretto has people associated with him?

In Fast X (2023), Reyes stands before a stack of money and addresses his son Dante. He wants to ensure his legacy lives on and emphasizes the bond between father and son. He confides that he has a job ...
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Why wouldn't Jean Jacques cooperate with the U.S. Justice Department for an account under a different name?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort and Swiss banker Jean Jacques discuss hiding Jordan’s money in a Swiss bank. Jean Jacques says a subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department would be ...
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How does being in first class help in Jordan’s drug situation?

On a flight to Geneva in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Donnie speaks to Jordan Belfort, who had awakened from the effects of drugs and found himself fastened to a seat: Donnie: You called the ...
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Who does Gurney Halleck work for when he is harvesting spice and attacked by Fremen led by Paul

In Dune Part 2, Paul has led several raids against spice harvesters owned by the house of Harkonnen, who have better equipped soliders and aircrafts as guards. When Gurney Halleck is attacked by Paul'...
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Why did Costigan leave the precinct BEFORE getting his identity back?

Major spoilers ahead, obviously, for The Departed (2006). I give some refreshers to jog people’s memory. Costigan (DiCaprio) is an undercover cop. Toward the end, after the death of crime lord ...
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Why did Megyn specifically mention that nobody from the weather department wants Lily’s job?

In a scene from Bombshell (2019), with a list in her hand, Fox anchor Megyn walks into a room with a feeling of achievement on her face, puts on her heels, and meets Doug, Lily, and Julia: Megyn: I'...
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Did Eileen Wade deliberately drive her husband to suicide?

At about 1h23m, Roger Wade commits suicide by walking into the ocean to drown. Did his wife Eileen deliberately drive him to it? Motives Eileen's marriage to Roger Wade is bad: Roger is a lifelong ...
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Why does Megyn think speaking out shows weakness?

In Bombshell (2019), Fox News anchor Megyn admits to Gil in a closed room about sexual harassment from Fox News CEO Roger Ailes: Megyn: I mean, going on the record...Jesus. It's basically admitting ...
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What’s the deal with the tongue?

Annie, is killed years earlier and her tongue is cut out. Then, in the present day (in 'True Detective: Night Country) the tongue re-appears in Tsalal Station. It was found after everyone had ...
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Who is Rittenhouse in the TV Show “Timeless?”

I just finished watch Timeless (2016-18) and my question is who is Rittenhouse? I am deaf and watch with closed captioned but the problem is they change too much. So who is actually Rittenhouse?
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Can the monsters in A Quiet Place swim?

In A Quiet Place 2 it is explicitly stated that early in the invasion people realized that the monsters can't swim. And this is a key plot point explaining the safety of an island located within ...
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Isn't it a problem that both of these characters died during the trial by combat?

In Game of Thrones, after the second trial by combat requested by the Imp, Prince Oberyn dies at the hand of the Mountain but the Mountain also dies at the hand of Prince Oberyn. At the end of that ...
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Why is Merrill Lynch taking money from Jordan Belfort and his team?

Surrounded by his team, Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort is tossing a golf ball into glasses on a billiard table: Jordan Belfort: F-ck Merrill Lynch. F-ck them. Why should they be taking all ...
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Why did Sean dismiss the pact as fake news?

In this scene from Bombshell (2019), Geraldo reacts to the news about sexual harassment accusations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Sean enters and asks about a reported pact among top Fox News ...
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How does the name "Rugrat" fit with a hairpiece?

Jordan Belfort introduced his team, who were working at his company, Stratton Oakmont: Jordan Belfort: Smartest of the bunch was Nicky Koskoff. He actually went to law school. I called him Rugrat ...
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Why doesn't Aiden already know about the satellite?

In "Argylle", we learn that writer Elly Conway When Aiden and Elly visit the Albert Memorial, where the hacker "Argylle" was supposed to meet never shows, Aiden prompts her ...
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Why did Megyn say such words?

In a scene from Bombshell (2019), after playing tennis, Doug warned a Trump supporter who had confronted his wife, Megyn. Then, Megyn spoke to Doug: Megyn: You're getting some action. Doug: Oh, ...
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