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Why did the Predator's spear retract when Naru used it?

In Prey (2022), in the final fight scene between Naru and the Predator, Naru gets hold of the Predator's spear, and when she was about to spear the Predator with the spear in close range; the spear ...
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Why is there a GPS tracking chip hidden in the wall outlet?

In S3E8 ("Aye Papi"), Bosch discovers that Dobbs bought some GPS tracking chips. We saw one such chip an episode or two earlier, when Dobbs inserted one into a large plastic case after ...
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What does "angry place" mean? [closed]

In Ocean's Eight (2018), two con artists Debbie Ocean and Lou are walking side by side: Debbie Ocean: So then I thought ten banks. Then I realized that would be maybe coming from an angry place so... ...
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Why can vampires walk in the mid day sun? [closed]

From various vampire movies, I know that vampires can't come out during the daytime. For example, in the Blade (1998) movie, I saw one scene where the vampires used helmets to cover themselves even ...
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What is the point of the Koreatown Killer subplot?

In the TV series Bosch, the Koreatown Killer ("KTK") is bicycle-riding serial killer who chooses his victims apparently randomly, usually also taking their cell phones. He first appears in ...
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What was Aaron Stampler's end goal?

In the 1996 movie Primal Fear, the opening scene shows the altar boy Aaron Stampler running away from the cops after murdering an archbishop. He's eventually caught and brought into custody. Incident ...
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What is the age of Naru in “Prey” (2022)

The main protagonist in “Prey” (2022) is a young Comanche woman who, while trained as a healer, would like to be a hunter. So she goes off to hunt some deer and before you know it… Boy howdy does she ...
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How did Don Corleone and Luca Brasi influence Johnny Fontana's bandleader?

In the opening wedding scene, Michael tells Kay a story about Johnny Fontana wanting to be released from his band. He explains that after an hour of negotiation between the bandleader, and the Don ...
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How did Andy know he wouldn't be moved?

In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy spent years carving a tunnel from his cell to the sewers which was hidden behind posters of various pin-ups. This question: How was Andy Dufresne able to dig the ...
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How did Tony Soprano know Jackie Aprile Sr.?

I never knew how Tony Soprano and Jackie Aprile met and became best friends. Did they grow up in the same neighborhood, maybe?
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How long has Cross De Lena known Billy De Angelo from The Last Don?

Due to their close brother-like relationship in the second movie, and the fact that Billy's father served Don Clericuzio for many years, I've always wondered how long have Cross De Lena and Billy De ...
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What was the significance of the scene where the three Russian officers eat together at the end of White Tiger?

At the end of the movie White Tiger (2012), there is a scene depicting three Russian officers eating together after the fall of Berlin. One officer is clearly enjoying the meal and comments that the ...
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Why would Gus get involved with Walt?

Spoiler for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul (up to Season 6 Episode 11) In Breaking Bad Season 2, Walt has produced a lot of Blue Meth in the desert together with Jesse. They get via Saul and Mike ...
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Why and How does Algren not face any punishment from either government in The Last Samurai?

At the end of The Last Samurai, after the final battle, we later see Algren with the emperor and other government officials discussing the death of Katsumoto's death. He is not dead because he ...
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In the film Tootsie, what good does it do Michael to disclose on-the-air that he is a man?

In the 1982 film Tootsie, the actor Dustin Hoffman portrayed a character who is also an actor, Michael Dorsey. Michael pretends to be a woman ("Dorothy") in order to land the role of a ...
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Is the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" ever mentioned in the series?

I was reading this question and I re-watched the episode 6 in season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. This green notice for the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" is somewhat prominent in ...
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Why does Dreykov use mind-control on his Widows instead of brainwashing them?

In the film Black Widow, the main villain Dreykov uses female fighters like Black Widow to do his dirty work. He has them all under mind control. Most of the film is around Natasha and her family ...
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Why did Emily draw this at end of Hide and Seek?

Hide and Seek (2005) a mystery thriller starring Robert De Niro as Psychologist David Callaway and Dakota Fanning as his daughter Emily Callaway. David moves with Emily to a new house in Woodland ...
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What happened between 1996 and 2016 after they came back?

After winning the Jumanji game Alex returns to 1996 Fridge, Bethany, Spencer and Martha return to 2016 They all keep the memory of their adventure in the game, so what happens between 1996 and 2016? ...
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What's Don doing in the woods?

In Deep Water (2022) Melinda loses her scarf during a picnic and Vic goes back on the next day to retrieve it. While he was at the creek he gets surprised by Don, who finds the lost scarf. But what ...
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Apparent paradox in time difference between Kate and Alex

I understand that The Lake House (2006) has a lot of paradox. I understand the time traveling thing, there is just one thing that I don’t understand. At the beginning of the movie, Alex and Kate are ...
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Why does Jay steal the pennies of Gloria and Manny?

In Modern Family, Season three episode Aunt Mommy, we got to know Gloria and Manny were trying to collect hundred pennies to buy a lottery for a long time. But when Manny was done collecting it Jay ...
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Why doesn't Loki revert to his true form while in the TVA?

In Loki episode 1, it is said that: Magic powers? They're no good in the TVA, Mr. Laufeyson. How come Loki is in human form throughout his time in the TVA, then, as he is actually (genetically) a ...
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Why was it necessary to shoot them in the head?

In Scream (2022 film), Dewey said this after shooting the Ghostface several times: You have to shoot ’em in the head, or they always come back. Then he came back to shoot the killer in the head but ...
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What is the significance of the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads"?

In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Merlin starts singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads" while he is sitting on a land mine. Does the song have any significance, or could he have been singing &...
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Why/how did mjølnir do what it did in Thor 4?

In Thor: Love and Thunder, Mjølnir If it gained the ability of reassembly because of Thor's reprogramming, then the question of why Odin didn't give it that ability to begin with arises. If it ...
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Why does Mike replace Jimmy and Kim's fridge?

In Better Call Saul, season 6, ep 8, Point and Shoot Mike sends Kim home and replaces their fridge with a new one. Why does Mike do this?
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Why doesn't Kevin recognize the news reporter as the devil?

At the end of The Devil's Advocate (1997), Kevin is having a dialogue with Milton where things are revealed to him. Among the things he now knows is that Milton/(the Devil) doesn't actually do the ...
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Why did the Mondoshawan carry the statue placed in the center of the stones into their ship?

In The Fifth Element, why did the Mondoshawan carry the statue placed in the center of the stones into their ship? Was it the fifth element? Are there several "fifth elements"?
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Why did they need Hazmat suits in the upside down in season 1, but not season 3?

In season 1 of Stranger Things the environment in the Upside Down was shown to be toxic. Prolonged exposure was dangeorus and the scientists exploring it all wore full hazmat suits. Will was also ...
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Why do all the Lazarus agents drive old cars

In the 2022 series The Lazarus Project, all the Lazarus agents are seen driving significantly old cars. For example, George is seen driving an "F Reg" (1988/1989) Ford Fiesta in 2024. ...
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How did Doctor Strange know where Wanda was?

Towards the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange uses the slingy to make a portal, and we can see from the portal that there's an icy mountain. Then in the next shot, ...
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Why was this character so quick to decide on murder?

At the end of the 2022 Netflix movie Virata Parvam, They both loved each other, but she did not think twice before shooting her. Why did this happen?
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Did the TVA exist before the events of Endgame & Infinity War?

In the Disney+ Streaming TV Series, Loki, viewers are introduced to a new organization called the TVA (Time Variance Authority). It is first purposed that that the TVA has created/converged one ...
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Is there a specific reason Tony has to have the Arc Reactor inside of him?

Please correct my understanding if I missed something. In Iron Man, it is established that Tony needs a strong electromagnet to stop the shrapnel from reaching his heart, so he doesn't die. So he ...
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Why would giving birth to a boy child make the Boleyns "untouchable"?

In The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), the King married Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn's sister. The king is expecting the second birth to be a boy. Mary's uncle says this to Jane Parker: This pregnancy is ...
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In Malcolm in the Middle, why doesn't Lois buy boxer shorts for Malcolm?

In this scene in Malcolm in the Middle, Malcom asks Lois to buy him boxer shorts and Lois refuses. However, in other episodes, Reese is clearly wearing boxer shorts: Why did Lois refuse to buy boxers ...
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Why is Rico surprised by Sonny expanding scope from Yero to Montoya?

During the second meeting with Fujiyama in Miami Vice (2006), Sonny asks for the undercover investigation to focus on Montoya instead of Yero's crew and gets aggressive. Rico looks surprised, although ...
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What did Peter spy on before?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Peter throw a punch on Ricki Tarr and admits that he had to spied on his own because of Ricki Tarr. What did Peter spy on before?
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Why did the other last living member of Treadstone feel it necessary to try and kill Jason Bourne instead of just letting him go?

About a third of the way through The Bourne Supremacy Jason visits the only other living member of Treadstone in order to get information about Landy and other recently learned information (for ...
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What do the bins mean in Severance?

In the TV series Severance, those in the macrodata refinement department excise numbers from a file based on what emotion it provokes. There are 4 emotion categories, and there are 5 bins available, ...
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How did the little girl die?

In Vikings, We see Ragnar search for Helga and her daughter while he has Floki chained, awaiting a death sentence for killing the priest. He finds mother and daughter and has brought them food to ...
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What happened to the second Assassin in "Mad God"?

Finally the long await passion project of Phil Tippett - a stop motion-live-action hybrid movie "Mad God" was released. Although quite surrealistic and absurdistic, it still has some form of ...
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Why did Ricki Tarr cable "No sale" to Mr Guillam?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Ricki Tarr speaks to Smiley about Boris: I guessed he was waiting for a connect. Working a letterbox, maybe. Or trailing his coat and looking for a pass from some ...
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Why is the donkey getting out of the convent?

In The Little Hours, the convent's donkey keeps getting out. The very first scene shows Sister Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza) bringing the donkey back. When she explains this to Sister Ginevra (Kate Micucci),...
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Why is Omar Little's body a white male?

By the end of The Wire, Season 5, Ep 8, a body bag marked as Omar Little is opened in a morgue, and a white male body is discovered. What does this scene mean?
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Why did the hitman kill this character in Bosch, Season 7 Episode 6?

In Season 7 of Bosch a wealthy criminal named Rogers has been implicated in a crime by a lesser criminal named Franzen. Franzen has given his story to his lawyer, Chandler, and is set to testify to ...
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Devil's Throat: Djavolskoto Garlo - how could the child find out he was adopted?

One thing that's bothering me about Devil's Throat: Djavolskoto Garlo is how could the child who was adopted at the age of two years ever know that he was adopted and how could he figure out ...
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Why did Richard leave Peter alone?

In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Richard is Peter's friend. Richard left him and Peter started crying. This scene happened right after Smiley told Karla's story to Peter. Why did Richard leave ...
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Why were the crew not able to communicate with other submarines in Yakamoz S-245?

In the Netflix science fiction drama Yakamoz S-245, is it ever mentioned on-screen why the crew of the Yakamoz S-245 were unable or unwilling to communicate with other NATO submarines, for example, ...
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