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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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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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Why didn't Greg House just amputate his leg?

There's an episode where Dr. House says that he should have amputated his leg. So why doesn't he?
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Why did Harry touch his cheeks when he turned into Goyle?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, once Harry had turned into Goyle after taking Polyjuice Potion, why did he touch his cheeks and forehead?
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What would usually happen if Jack and Vika return to the Tet in Oblivion? [closed]

Wonder if the writers have thought about it. Are they killed and new clones are sent instead?
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What records did Vinny gave sheriff to run the tests?

In My Cousin Vinny, Vinny calls the local sheriff, ask to run records check & so he run the test at Vinny's request which leads to Billy & Stan release out of case. This is happened after when ...
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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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Does Time Travelling not render all plots useless? [closed]

In the most recent implementation of time travel in a movie, I felt it's inevitable for the plot to go the protagonists' way, since they can go back in time and do anything they want. Plus if time ...
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If E.T was left on Earth by his spaceship, and he couldn't fly up to it, how come he could fly in that bike?

In the movie ET(1982), at the near beginning of the film ET is left behind by his spaceship. He simply couldn't fly up to get back to it and he stayed on Earth as seen below: We see in a later scene ...
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Why is Locke always busy with phone calls from the beginning to the end of the movie?

In Locke, why is Locke always busy with phone calls from the beginning to the end of the movie?
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Why is the earth supposed to move thus far?

Warning, spoilers ahead. In the film The Wandering Earth, the earth is supposed to move to another solar system, because the sun is getting stronger and larger over a short period of time. However, ...
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Avengers: Infinity War and End Game question [duplicate]

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War Thanos snapped his fingers and that erased half of the life in the universe etc. But to my understanding there is no rule book with the gauntlet. He snapped his ...
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Why does Toph seem to change so drastically in these two videos? [closed]

In this Legend of Korra - "Out of the Past" clip about Yukone's trial, it shows a grown up Toph Beifong, a tall woman. In this video of the fight between Su, Lin and Toph vs. Kuvira it shows a ...
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How Charlie Wilson knows Gust listening at the door?

In Charlie Wilson's War (2007), there is a scene where Charlie questions Gust about listening to him at the door. Actually Charlie was talking to his assistants while at the same time Gust was waiting ...
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Why Cynthia go easy on cult group who shaved her son's head? [closed]

In This Is England, Cult group welcomed Shaun with shaving his head. Then how his Mother go easy on cult group who shaved her son's head?
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help me remember the name of a TV series about a writer, his manager and his ex-wife [on hold]

Can you help me remember the name of an old US TV serie that I watched once? It's about a writer and his manager. The ex-wife of the writer goes out with a rich stupid guy. The day of the marriage, ...
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How come Helen Parr wasn't smart enough to realize how blatantly unsafe the family's super suits are?

In The Incredibles, Edna Mode presents to Elastigirl (Helen Parr) the super suits that she designed for the family. Some machines demonstrate that the suits are fire-resistant, bulletproof, explosion-...
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How did Leonard and Sheldon lose their pants?

In the pilot episode (S01E01) of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard and Sheldon lose their pants while visiting their new neighbor's ex-boyfriend, as can be seen in below for example. I realize they pissed ...
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Why did everyone laugh hysterically at Howard and Myron in the toy store?

In Jingle All the Way, Howard tells a toy store employee that he's trying to find a Turbo Man Doll and then Myron says the same. Why do the employees and everyone in the store laugh at them ...
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Why did Alex, an aspiring dancer, choose welding as her day job?

In Flashdance (1983), here we can see Alex is working at some welding company: And she also working as dancer at dance club (not nudity because she against it), until her boyfriend fires her to ...
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What is the meaning of the cop's words?

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, a cop says these words to the town citizens: it looks like Christmas will have to be canceled this year. How can a festival be canceled? I didn't understand ...
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Do rocket scientists believe in fate? [closed]

In the movie Interstellar, there have been a couple of instances where we see the main characters, who are scientists, talking and believing in fate related emotions. In the beginning of the movie ...
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Why did Anakin & Padme risk having their forbidden marriage witnessed?

In Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Anakin and Padme get married. As per the Jedi rules, Jedi are not allowed to have relationships or marriages. So why did Anakin & Padme ...
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How did George survive the tree hitting impact?

In George of the Jungle(1997), George (the protagonist) goes to save Ursula, when Lyle had taken her and was in a boat going down-stream, he took a vine and said: George is going to make a very big ...
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Did Carlo ever become Michael's right hand-man in Vegas?

Michael said Carlo would be his right-hand man in Vegas. Did that ever happen?
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Can dragons really break walls so easily with fire as it was in S08 E05? [closed]

As we saw in Game of Thrones S08E05 the queen went on a rampage killing everyone, but is it really possible for a dragon to break the walls like piles of wood? I am quite amazed, if they can do it so ...
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Why does Ben Bradlee ask “Is anybody else tired of reading the news instead of reporting it”?

In The Post (2017), The Times publishes a story on obtaining the Pentagon Papers with news on the White House's cover-up stories. In a meeting of editors, managing editor Ben Bradlee asks a question: ...
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Why there is a hole in William's shoe? [closed]

In Falling Down (1993) there is a hole in William's shoe. I can't understand where did the hole in his shoe come from.
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Why not eat the pilot in The Mountain Between Us? [closed]

In the movie The Mountain Between Us do they give any reason about why they didn't eat the pilot?
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Why Frankie wants Chad's classroom look like dog pound?

In Double Impact (1991), Chad is a Karate Master and aerobic guru, But Frankie sending him to Hong Kong for business. Chad: Hong Kong? Uncle Frankie. Get real, man. We can't just cut out for two ...
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Why did the probe activate retrorockets on a water landing?

Life (2017) showed the ISS escape probe dropped to the land. When it reaches a certain height of earth atmosphere, the escape pod releases a parachute and near the water surface retrorockets got ...
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Outbreak Kevin Spacey

In the film Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey gets infected by the virus. Does he die? Dustin Hoffman makes a cure but Spacey is not shown receiving it?
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Does anything bad happen to the cat in the film? [closed]

I would like to take my girlfriend to see this film but she is very sensitive about animals (especially cats) so if anything bad happens to the cat in this film then it would probably be best to avoid ...
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John Wick Chapter 2 bounty question

Everyone went after John wick got the 7 million bounty before he got Excommunicado. Near the end, why did they wait for him to get Excommunicado before trying to kill him for the 14 million bounty? ...
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Why did Patty call the cops when she found out Dewey was posing as Ned?

Perhaps a weird question but in "School of Rock" Starring Jack Black, why did Patty call the cops when she found out Dewey was posing as Ned? Wasn't that ridiculous since it didn't really seem like ...
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Why does Ivan believe Dmitri's ego will compel him to help the broken Dominika? [closed]

In Red Sparrow 2018, Dominika's uncle, Ivan Egorova speaks to Dominika Egorova State security is interested in knowing more about Dmitri Ustinov. You met him at the Bolshoi. Remember? He likes ...
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Why does the TGV Train stop at the end of Mission Impossible?

At the end of Mission Impossible (1996) the TGV train goes into the tunnel and the helicopter follows. When a driver/pilot of the train sees the helicopter following them, he informs the main driver ...
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Can someone please explain me the climax of Silicon valley 1 [duplicate]

I had watched the silicon valley season 1 but i did not understood the climax. I don't know what is Weissman score, is it good to be more or less. I had went through the technical same question asked ...
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What does “it's alive” mean in this conversation?

In Water For Elephants, Old Jacob and Charlie with rings argue in the rain outside the circus: Old Jacob: I'm telling you, I didn't come with the home! Why don't you take those rings out of your ...
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Can you explain the true identity of Murph's ghost? [duplicate]

In Interstella, when Murph was young she discovers something with gravity and calls it a ghost. But in the end of the movie she discovers it was Cooper. I still don't understand.
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Why didn't Jim's hair and beard grow during hibernation?

In Passengers, why didn't Jim's hair and beard growing? Even after we die, beards and nails are supposed to grow?
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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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Couldn't Tony Stark have just let the other Avengers sort out the mess?

In order to counteract "the snap" in Avengers: Infinity War, in Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark: Invents and constructs a workable time-travel device, and Joins other unsnapped Avengers in traveling ...
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How many of the 66 were saved?

Considering this movie was all about purging the Jedi clan, by the later second half, Palpatine orders all his followers/Stormtroopers to execute all 66. Of the 66, how many were actually saved/...
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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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Why didn't the guns pop up in Incredibles 2?

In the The Incredibles, when EDNA takes in Elastigirl to show the suits details, the guns pop up. But in Incredibles 2, when she takes in Bob and Jack-Jack, the guns ...
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Why does Amelia refer to Cinderella in final scenes to casper?

In Casper, Why does Amelia refer to Cinderella and the princess's age in the final scenes while talking to Casper? Cinderella wasn't 12 years old. I don't understand why she mentioned Cinderella ...
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Why did Alex's house have an dumbwaiter?

In Home Alone 3 (1997), why did Alex's house have a dumbwaiter? What kind of house has a dumbwaiter?
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Why courtroom not aware of thugs who already got arrested?

In My Cousin Vinny, Vinny calls the local sheriff, who has run a records check at Vinny's request. The sheriff testifies that two men resembling Billy and Stan were arrested a few days earlier in ...
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Crait's icy surface with red substance beneath

In Star Wars:The Last Jedi rebellion hides on planet Crait which was an old base of rebellion when they had conflicts with Darth Vader. We can see this same planet in second installment of star wars ...
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Why authorities didn't change retina scan of building after CEO got kidnapped?

In Entrapment (1999), here CEO of Petronas Towers got kidnapped in public to get his retina scan used to enter into vault contained a computer which can access 8 billion dollars. Here thugs stealing ...