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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 Sharon not pay for the movie ticket?

In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), we see Sharon Tate walking past a movie theater that is featuring a movie with her in it. She decided to watch it and asks to buy one ticket. The attendant ...
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How did Biff return to 2015 from 1955 without a lightning strike?

What I don't get about Back to the Future Part II is how was Old Biff able to come back to 2015 from 1955 after he gave his 1955 self the Sports Almanac. If you recall from Part I, the chance ...
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Why didn't an Asgardian go to Earth sooner?

In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War couldn't they teleport someone to Earth sooner? When did they realize the ship belonged to Thanos? If he did announce it early enough they could have ...
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What's the importance of the plane hijacking to the plot of Suspiria (2018)?

In Suspiria (2018) the story is set in 1977 and the news of the Lufthansa 181 hijacking is seen throughout the whole movie, with people protesting on the streets and news on radio and TV. But I fail ...
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What is the fate of this character in MIB:International?

In MIB: International, it is revealed that What happened to him in 2016? Did he die, or did the Hive occupy his body? Or was he a Hive mutant all along?
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Does Detective Somerset stay as a detective?

In the movie Se7en, a plot line is around whether detective Somerset is going to retire. During the initial wife-shoots-husband scene, an unnamed detective berates Somerset by saying: we will be so ...
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Why does the old lady put the big pot in the dust bin?

In Room for Rent Joyce had locked big pot in a cupboard but later at midnight she removed it and put it into the dust bin. I don't understand the logic behind this. Can anyone explain it for me?
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Why did Harvey Bilchik have to fly into town in the movie UHF?

At the beginning of the film UHF (1989) the main character of the film, George Newman, gets hired by his uncle Harvey Bilchik to manage a TV station that he just won in a poker game. The details of ...
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How did Incredimobile know this?

In 2018's Incredibles 2, The incredible family moves to a "new house" offered by Winston Deavor after making a partnership with Elastigirl. So, they've got a new house and a new address. When Evelyn ...
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Why was Sauron preparing for war instead of trying to find the ring?

I never understood why Sauron was not looking for the Ring actively in the Lord of the Rings films. The Nazgul know that Frodo has the Ring and they should be knowing where Frodo is heading. Saruman ...
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Why detective Mills keeps telling a woman to “eat”?

In this movie Se7en, detective Mills kicks open John Doe's door against detective Somerset's decision: Somerset repetitively tells Mills they need a legal reason to knock on that door. But Mills ...
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What explains the changes to history other than the oblivion of the Beatles?

In the Yesterday Movie, a miracle somehow consigns the Beatles to oblivion. But it also produces several other changes that are mentioned in the movie without much explanation. Cigarette smoking seems ...
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Why are there not any MRI machines available in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, Cooper mentions that they don't have any MRI machines while talking to his kid's teacher. The dialogue goes as follows: One of those useless machines they used to make was called ...
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Does Raj Koothrappali ever get married?

In the final episode of "The Big Bang Theory" (S12E24), it seems like the creators of the show wanted to "come full circle" with the all of the characters. Some examples of this are: During that ...
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When hostages get the 1 million euros or freedom offer? isn't it true that the one's who take a million are a part of robbery now?

In Money Heist, when the robbers ask the hostages if they would want their freedom or 1 million euros, some hostages choose freedom while others choose a million euros. Group A: Choosing one million ...
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What exactly happened at the end of Fletch?

In the end of the movie's climactic plot twist, how Fletch was to be killed by Stanwyk and then Stanwyk flees to Rio with the $3 million?
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How does Arya get her dagger back in time?

In Game of Thrones, S08E03, The Long Night, [~18minutes into the episode] Arya gives her Valyrian dagger to her sister, Sansa, as she tells her to go down to the crypt. Confirmed [~47minutes in] ...
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In Prison Break, how is Whip T-Bag's son?

In Prison Break S02E17, T-Bag admits to Susan that he cannot procreate. But in Prison Break 5th season, they show that Whip is actually T-Bag's son. How is that possible? Or is that a plot hole?
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Once thanos comes to know about parallel universe , which means there is infinte resourse . Why he continous with his motive? [closed]

Once Thanos comes to know about parallel universe after Nebula is caught , which means there is infinite amount of resources in this world. Which can be shared and current population can continue to ...
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Why does Peter Parker reason the way he does for not drinking with Mysterio in Prague? [closed]

At some point in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio invites Peter into a bar in Prague to have a drink. Peter mentions that he is not yet 21 years old, referring to the US (NY?) drinking age. 21 ...
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Roark Junior suffers damage to groin [closed]

In the movie, Sin City(I believe in the comic book as well), there is a scene in the beginning of the episode of “That Yellow Bastard”, where the character, Hartigan, after disarming Roark Junior, ...
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Any explanation on “Based on a true story” (“D'après une histoire vraie”, 2017)?

I just watched "Based on a true story" (D'après une histoire vraie, 2017) by Roman Polanski. I can't in any way figure out what actually happened, I've got some theories and I've tried to search ...
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Why exactly did the CIA want to recruit Bourne?

In Jason Bourne, we learn that Jason's (David Webb) dad, Richard Webb was a CIA analyst that helped create Treadstone. We learn later that the asset (Vincent Cassel) killed his dad to persuade ...
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How come it was so easy for Francis Underwood to kill Peter Russo?

In S01E11, Francis kills Peter which was then later assumed to be a suicide. How come Francis got away with this? Why was there only a handful of people asking questions? Why did no one really ...
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Where are the rest of the Dwarves of Nidavellir?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Eitri says to Thor: Three hundred dwarves lived on this ring. I thought if I did what he asked, they'd be safe. I made what he wanted: a device capable of harnessing the ...
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Why does Mola Ram only use the village kids for slave labor?

In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, why does Mola Ram only use the village kids for slave labor and not the adults too? Using the adults as well would benefit them much more. Does he just ...
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Why are children laughing heard at the very end of Veronica Mars Season 2 Episode 17?

At the very end of this episode (Wiki: Plan B), Weevil is in a confessional, and as the episode closes, children who weren't shown nor were part of the scene setting are heard laughing. Why? What's ...
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Location of Vector's hideout

When Alita goes to confront Vector in his HQ, she battles into the hunter-warrior HQ, but then crashes down through the glass ceiling into Vector's penthouse(?) suite. Why does she crash in through ...
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Purpose of plasma jets in Alita Battle Angel

When Alita gets put into the second body (the URM one) she notices there are jets on the arms, which Doctor Ido explains are plasma jets. Does she ever actually use these? It seems weird that they ...
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What's the importance of that scene with Gabby?

Spoilers ahead if you didn't watch Infinity Chamber. In the movie we see the main character Frank trapped in a room reliving the same day over and over, but also sometimes getting the false reality ...
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Why did Steve Rogers choose this character in Endgame?

In the end of Endgame, we see Cap giving the shield to Sam Wilson. So why didn't he give the shield to Bucky? Sam Wilson was already a great superhero without a shield, and Bucky obviously needed ...
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Understanding timelines of these people in the Yesterday movie

In the Yesterday (2019) movie, we see near the end, couple other people who knew that the Beatles band existed, shared the address of John Lenon to Jack, after which the latter confronts him. How is ...
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How did the two strange people also get to know about the Beatles music?

In the movie Yesterday (2019), we see that except Jack Malik, How come there were two other people who also shared this? and appear randomly in his shows and confess in the last part of the movie ...
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By the time of Spider-Man: FFH, is the cause of the “blip” widely known to the public?

Is it widely known that Thanos caused half the people to disappear, or is it just regarded as an unsolved mystery to the general public? Is it known that the Avengers were responsible for undoing it?...
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What happened to Diane in “Shaft”?

In the 2000 movie Shaft, the final judgment never takes place, since the charged person (Walter Wade, Jr.) is murdered before he enters the court. Diane had confessed to Shaft, in a private ...
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Why didn't Al Powell investigate the lights at the top of the building?

In Die Hard, Al Powell is told to check out Nakatomi Plaza, however, he wasn't told about someone calling in about the building take over or gun fire (McClane). When he walks over from his car, we ...
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What is the ant-like thing that crawls into the queen's ear?

I just finished watched Versailles Season 3, Episode 4 "Crime and Punishment" on Netflix. At around 37 minutes 50 seconds, a lady goes to get a bottle from a secret place where a man hands her the ...
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In Das Boot, what is Leutnant Werner's role?

I am re-watching the "Das Boot" (U96) movie, and for the first time I realise that the writings in Leutnant Werner's notebook are in English. This is shown at two occasions. Officially, Leutnant ...
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Who is Ahab in Death Proof?

Have a look at this frame from Death Proof: Just on top of Pam's head you can a see a shape of a boat and on top of the 'boat' a word in red that looks like 'AHAB'. This seems to me as a reference ...
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What is the classification difference between these Russian Hazmat suits?

While watching the latest season of Stranger Things, I noticed during episode 3.05 or 3.06 that some of Russian scientist working on their 'plasma blaster' (energy source to open the gate) are running ...
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Why does this happen in the end of Suspiria?

In the 2018 movie Suspiria, we see that Mother Suspiriorum kills everyone in the school at the end. Aren't the witches in the school worshiping the three mothers? If that where the case, what is ...
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What's the point of this scene involving Flash Thompson at the airport?

At the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Flash Thompson arrives at the airport and there is someone waiting for him. He then asks: Did mother not come? And the scene changes. What is the point of ...
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What's the significance of this wearable item on Hanna?

In Midsommar, (2019) Hanna (played by Louise Peterhoff) appears to be wearing some kind of modern ankle strap/support. The item is black with red or orange trim and not in keeping with the rest of her ...
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Why were they working together?

In the Korean movie Svaha: The Sixth Finger the main character - a Christian Pastor named Park - went for help to some Buddhist monks. Why did he do it? I mean, why was he interested in non-Christian ...
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How did the music get into the transmission?

In Stranger Things Series 3 episodes 1 and 2 the characters are dealing with a radio transmission. They identify the source of the transmission from the music included in the audio. How does the ...
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Why didn't Nick Fury expose the villain's identity and plans?

During Spider-Man: Far From Home, Fury learns that He had, or could easily get, clear proofs, but even after the villain's death he does not go public with the evidence, leading to Why is this? What ...
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Why did Rose in the Titanic act as if others were guilty when she took a seat on a lifeboat as well?

In Titanic, Rose says that people on the lifeboats would have to "wait for an absolution which would never come." I know she was saying that more because they didn't come back for people still in the ...
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Why didn't Thanos kill all the Dwarves on Nidavellir?

Thanos killed 300 dwarves on Nidavellir, thus stopping it from producing new weapons, but he did leave one single dwarf alive there, their king Eitri. He should have known that a single dwarf can ...
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What happened to this character?

I did not want to put a spoiler in the title If it is from pain, then it is not consistent because there would have been more pain during the event than after the event If it is from parasite, then ...
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How did Will Meyers know where the letters were on the wall in Stranger Things?

In the first season of Stranger Things, communication between the real world and the upside down seems to have some interesting properties. Initially communication only seems possible as echoes of ...