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Seeking to understand a story plot better, or to clear up confusion about certain aspects or plot points.

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Why did the Tolmekians and villagers get into a battle over the valley forest?

In Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, it's well established that the Tolmekians want to burn down the entire jungle. The villagers of the Valley of the Wind are opposed to this, especially Obaba, who ...
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How did Ginny get out of the ring of fire during 'The Burning of the Burrow'?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, when Bellatrix encircled the Weasleys' house with a ring of fire, that's how the events took place The Burrow gets encircled with the ring of fire (with a ...
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What is being said in the purely Native American language scenes in Jim Jarmusch’s “Dead Man?”

While Jim Jarmusch’s film Dead Man (1995) is a 19th century American period piece that contains mostly American English dialogue, there are a few scenes in the film that are spoken purely in Native ...
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Who is Jerry ranting about in the Bridget Everett episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

In S11E10 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Bridget Everett mentions a friend of hers, but his name is censored by the show. Jerry Seinfeld immediately launches into a rant about the guy, who Jerry ...
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Does the Mind Flayer return to the Upside Down world?

During the seasons of Stranger Things we can see that the Mind Flayer can join a human and has power over the host. Will was the first one to suffer this but they could take it out before the portal ...
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Do they have Supervillain(s)?

The Boys is set in a universe where super-powered people are recognized as heroes by the general public. Usually, in superhero stories, the public sees heroes emerge upon the rise of the evil. Without ...
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Was this character a traitor or were they trying to just provoke Gaitonde?

In the season 2 of "Sacred Games", towards the end, we see This question arose because from a lot of conversations between the both of them through out the show, she showed a lot of inclination to ...
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How did the treasure finally end up on Isla De Muerta?

In Pirates of the Caribbean, after Hernán Cortes further continued the killings on the Aztec empire, did he take the treasure or not? And how did the treasure finally end up on Isla De Muerta?
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How does Claudia know Louis has a wife?

How does Claudia know Louis had a wife in Interview with the Vampire (1994)? She said that when she got upset. Did she know Louis must have a child, too? Maybe she asked about his rings and then he ...
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Mindhunter - Time Frames?

While I am aware that the events portrayed in S1 of Mindhunter are an interpretation of the experiences of John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker as opposed to an accurate portrayal, can anyone explain to ...
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How did they kill Agent Smith?

I was trying to understand how the main computer at the end of the 3rd part of the Matrix trilogy could kill agent Smith, at the point of programming ( both agent Smith and Neo were programs in that ...
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Are the supernatural events real, illusions or a state of a character's mind at the time?

There are a number of supernatural events that happen as the plot of The Devil's Advocate unfolds, all of which center around John Milton's power. Some examples of these: Mary Anne & Eddie ...
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Is “I'm no puppeteer, Kevin” a lie?

Throughout the Devil's Advocate there are many different glimpses into John Milton's power. Despite this John tells Kevin that he's "no puppeteer", at least regarding free will. While I understand the ...
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Is Vista (Shawn's girlfriend) alive during the events of “Before I Disappear”?

In the first scene Shawn says, addressing Vista ... I checked her pulse but she was gone. And the scary thing is it reminded me of you and just like you, she left someone behind. In my first ...
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Why does Anniyan read “Sarvadharmaan parityajya” before killing?

Anniyan (2005) is a Tamil movie which was dubbed into Telugu as Aparichitudu and Aparichit in Hindi. It is based on split personality. Vikram plays three characters Ambi, Remo and Anniyan (...
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Why did John Milton bother the guy in the subway train?

When John and Kevin are riding the subway train John intentionally "gets the attention" of a very hostile commuter. In the shot prior to John pulling the face at him it is clear that the commuter is ...
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What does “He sets the rules in opposition” mean?

Towards the end of Devil's Advocate, John Milton makes a long speech to Kevin. In part of this he gives Kevin an "inside information" into God and quotes: He gives man instincts. He gives you this ...
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Why the color Red in Us, what is the significance?

In the movie Us, why are all the Tethered dressed in red color overalls? Is there any significance to their dress code and color?
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Why didn’t Doctor Strange stay in the original winning timeline?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange experiences 14,000,605 timeline scenarios, one of which was a win. Why does he proceed to return back to his origin point so he can say he already did it once,...
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What Simulations were really Simulations?

Near the end of Ender's Game, we learn that the final Simulation and Graduation Test was not a simulation but a real battle in which Ender committed Genocide. In the books from my understanding all ...
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Why did Dumbledore offer Licorice Snaps to Harry in GoF?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry discovered that the 3rd man in his dream was Barty Crouch Jr after he saw one of (Dumbledore's) preserved memories in the Pensieve. Also, it was only ...
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Why doesn't Benigno admit his crime to Marco?

In Almodóvar's 2002 movie "Talk to Her" (Spanish: "Hable con ella"), Benigno's crime remains ambiguous to the very end: the audience is not shown, nor his best friend, Marco, ever directly told that ...
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What is the relation of the butler to the protagonist?

The movie Estranged (2015) is a tense thriller, and my question spoils the mystery. Why is the butler sympathetic and why does he help? Further... The writing seems a bit loose on motivations and ...
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Why did Amenadiel say these things about situation in Hell?

In s01e01, Amenadiel says to Lucifer, trying to persuade him to go back to hell: What exactly do you think happens when the Devil leaves Hell? All of those demons, all of those tormented and ...
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Why didn’t the Charles Manson character appear in Spahn Ranch? [closed]

In the real life version of the Charles Manson murders, Manson gave orders to his cult gang to execute everyone under the house where a music producer used to live. But the movie version in Once upon ...
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What did Julieta see at the end of “The Son”?

I have watched The Son (el hijo) on Netflix. Can anyone please explain its ending? I am clear till the end, but what did Julieta see in Sigrid's place? The camera just zoomed into her face, with a ...
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Why was Starlight vomiting?

Why was Starlight throwing up at the party in the episode 8 of season 1?
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Is Calux still part of the game of Truth or Dare?

In the climax of the movie Truth or Dare (2018)), the demon possessing the game is brought into the game, and asked a truth, answering by possessing a current player. After answering, Calux apparently ...
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Did people feel pain when they died in Infinity War?

Simple question, did those of the population who were considered in the half that needed to die via Thanos and his infinity gauntlet, feel pain when they were melting away? ...
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Why did the dad try to shoot Victoria, and what happens to the real mom?

Yesterday I watched the Netflix movie "Mama". After watching again I still don't understand why the dad was in panic at the beginning, and what happens to the girl's mom. Why did he then try to shoot ...
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Why didn't they call Captain Marvel for the unsnap?

Spoilers ahead for those that didn't watch Avengers Endgame. I was reading this question and that got me thinking: why didn't Captain Marvel put the gauntlet on the first time for the unsnap instead ...
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What is the relevance of “Hands Across America” in Us? [duplicate]

What is the significance of Hands Across America in the movie Us? Why do the tethered go form that long line? (The actual event happened in the 80s and was a charity thing) Is there some something ...
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What gave Harry Potter the idea of writing in Tom Riddle's diary?

What gave Harry the idea of writing in Tom Riddle's diary in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? It is clear that if Harry hadn't seen that story from the past through Tom Riddle's diary, he ...
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Why did Kim kill Mr.Park?

In Bong Joon-ho's Parasite (2019), lead character Kim Ki-taek (driver of Mr. Park) suddenly kills Mr. Park at the end, when he says something about "smell of rotten stink". But in the entire movie, ...
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Why does Luther make an obvious lie to Alice about George being dead?

In S05E04, after Luther and Alice have just dropped off Mark and are still parked outside, they have this conversation: ALICE: What about the George Cornelius problem? Have you dealt with it? ...
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Why does Lara pawn her necklace?

Lara can unlock her inheritance with just a signature giving her all the money and resources she needs. So why does she pawn her necklace in Tomb Raider (2018)? If she finds her father then the death ...
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Why is Joe attacked earlier in the movie “You were never really here”?

In the movie, You were never really here. Joe walks out the back door of an establishment, sees a few dead pigeons, walks for a few steps more and gets attacked by an unknown person in a dark valley....
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What happened to Juliet's cats?

In S01E02 of Psych, we meet Juliet for the first time inside some type of diner. Shawn "reads" her during his one-sided conversation and before he realizes that she is a Detective. During this "...
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Why did the detective help drop the charges against the cult leader in Sinner season 2?

After watching this season, i'm curious why the detective helped get the charges against Vera Walker dropped. She seemed to be near pure evil the whole season. Childnapping, abuse, attempts to control,...
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What is a “Genuine Geraldo interviewee”?

Here is the scene in Con-Air: Guard Falzon says: Well, welcome aboard. My, my; as I look around I see a lot of celebrities among us. I see eleven Current Affairs, ...
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Why does Walt split his $3 million with Jesse? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad Walt is hired by Gus on a simple deal $3m for 3 months, and paired to work with Gale initially. Gale presumably is well paid separately but when Walt has him replaced with Jesse, Jesse ...
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Why does Kido honor Frank in Man in the High Castle?

This refers to The Man in the High Castle S3/Ep9 "Baku". When Kido takes Frank to his place of execution, he chooses a location--a former Japanese internment camp--where Frank's symbol has been ...
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Why didn't Seita return to his aunt?

In Grave of the Fireflies, Seita decides for himself and Setsuko to leave their aunt after a series of events—including her selling their mother's kimono dresses and then denying them the rice that ...
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Why does Chris Mannix hate Joe Gage?

There was no interaction between Chris and Joe save for when Chris went to get Joe to share his Brandy, which Joe did, in the deleted cut. What would make Chris hate Joe and call him Ugly during the ...
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Why does Brigitte Mohnhaupt deliberately destroy the execution myth and how accurate is her closing dialogue?

At the very end of The Baader Meinhof Complex, after the efforts for pressing the RAF leaders free have failed and they thus commited suicide in Stammheim prison, Brigitte Mohnhaupt speaks to the next ...
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Are Dolores' memories semi-faulty?

In Westworld episode 1.05 (Contrapasso) viewers begin to see how Arnold's reveries work to slingshot consciousness, as Dolores continues to "remember" the past. But in some sequences, it appears that ...
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Is Robert Ford behind “Shade” too?

I'm currently rewatching HBO's Westworld. In episode 1.04 (Dissonance Theory) Maeve continues to become aware of hosts' lives outside of their looped narratives of Westworld's park. In the previous ...
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How did Billy Batson know about the Seven Sins?

In the movie Shazam! Billy Batson tells Dr. Sivanna the names of all Seven Deadly Sins. He also speaks about the appearance of Envy and other sins. How did he come to know about the name and ...
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Why do both Batty and Kowalski talk about 'living in fear' and 'time to die' when fighting Deckard?

Why do both Batty and Kowalski talk about 'living in fear' and 'time to die' when fighting Deckard in Blade Runner? Is it just a coincidence? Its just to tell that replicants are angry at living in ...
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Is Bruce Lee being made fun of?

In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), there is a scene where Cliff is watching Bruce Lee talk about how he would cripple another fighter. Cliff laughs and the two end up in a "contest" where Cliff ...