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Is the time loop on the cruise ship a second timeline in Triangle?

In Triangle, at the start when Jess arrives at the boat for the "first" time, is this the start of the continuation of the ending scene? It's known that the cruise ship and any surroundings after ...
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How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?

I know long ago they would have the car stationary and use a projector screen to with moving scenery to make it look like the car was moving. It was obviously staged, but good enough. I've seen "...
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Did John Doe manage to complete his 'masterpiece' in Se7en?

I recently watched David Fincher's 'Se7en' for a second time. I was thinking about the ending and I am kinda confused. So clearly John Doe (Kevin Spacey) has a plan of killing seven different people ...
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How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies?

According to a number of sources, cruelty to animals is an offence and it is punishable in most countries. But in historical film it's inevitable, because if a film is looking to be historically ...
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How did the Wights get the chain for doing this?

In Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6, after the wights lifted it out using chains. From where did they get the chains?
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How does Vision lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In some scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron man, War Machine, and Captain America try to lift Thor’s hammer but they end up failing. At some point Vision lifts it easily. How can Vision lift it?
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Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
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Loophole in the Night's Watch oath?

Let's take take a look at the oath of the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones: "Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father ...
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Are real guns used in movies?

For example, in "Matrix Reloaded", we see that the agents fire on the car driven by Morpheus. We see that the bullets penetrating the body of the car. If the gun is not real, how did it happen? If ...
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What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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Who of these characters has a more legitimate claim on the Iron Throne? [duplicate]

In "Eastwatch" (Game of Thrones, S07E05), in the scene with Gilly and Sam, Gilly is reading from the records of High Septon Maynard. From this scene, we can infer that this High Septon performed an ...
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Why was this scene from the trailer not in the film?

I had seen all the trailers of The Amazing Spider-Man before its release. In one of those trailers Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) says to Peter, Do you have any idea what you really are? This seems to ...
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What personality traits did Walt pick up from his enemies?

I've noticed that, throughout Breaking Bad, Walt picks up certain attributes from everyone that he kills, e.g. Gus' ruthlessness and one-step-ahead approach, Krazy-8's ability to manipulate people, ...
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Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?

In Edge of Tomorrow William Cage is reliving the same day over and over again. The time loop always starts with Cage waking up at Heathrow, after his meeting with the General.       ...
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If Cooper wanted to stay, why did he send the NASA Coordinates?

In Interstellar, after Cooper arrives in the Tesseract, Cooper tries to send the message STAY to his daughter in the past so she won't let him go on the mission. If that was his intention then why did ...
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What's with the trend of releasing movies outside the US first?

A recent trend that I've noticed (or I'm just crazy and need to delete this question) is to release a major film outside of the U.S. first, even if it's a Hollywood film. Usually a week or so later ...
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Why worry about the Night King if they have the wall?

In Season 6, we find out the following about the magical properties of the wall: BENJEN: This is where I leave you. BRAN: You're not coming with us? BENJEN: The Wall is not just ice and stone. ...
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What does the origami represent in Blade Runner?

Throughout Blade Runner we see Gaff (Edward James Olmos) making origami figures at various points in the movie. He makes a chicken, matchstick men and at the end of the film there is a unicorn waiting ...
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What nationality is Bane?

It has been clearly established that Ra's Al Ghul & Talia Al Ghul are Moroccan. And it is assumed that The Pit is in Morocco. Does this mean that we should assume Bane is also Moroccan? Or is it ...
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Where does Deadpool fall in the X-Men timeline?

When did the events of Deadpool take place in the X-Men timeline? Surely Deadpool takes place in a quite recent time era as compared to First Class and it's sequel, but exactly where?
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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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In what order should I watch The planet of the Apes franchise?

Basically, I ended somewhere on the reboot film made in 2001. I would like to get back to Planet of Apes series and watch it again. With Star Wars franchise, there is famous order of how should one ...
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Where was Thanos before the events of Avengers: Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is depicted collecting 5 of the 6 Infinity Stones relatively breezily (as an easy day's work where only for a moment do the Avengers come close to stopping him). ...
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Was Edge of Tomorrow deliberately released around D-Day?

Seeing that the opening (and repeating and repeating...) battle of Edge of Tomorrow is in fact a final huge offensive of basically all the united forces of the free world against their biggest threat, ...
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How did this person gain possession of the Infinity Stones?

In the final fight with Thanos, Tony Stark has a struggle with Thanos to get the gauntlet off him. Later it is shown that the stones are now with Tony on his suit. The question is, how did he get it ...
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How are 3D still shots or “time stop” effects created?

I am always amazed by 3D still shots in which the action freezes and a character is able to walk around and the people are frozen like statues. How do they do that? Some of the famous movies ...
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Why doesn't Hodor speak?

In early an early episode of season 6 of Game of Thrones, "Home", through his magic Greensight ability, Bran sees a vision of Winterfell in the past. He notices a young Hodor, then named Wylis (Walder ...
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What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel there?...
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What are the rules regarding usage of non-featured songs in films?

In films like Step Up, Wikipedia shows some songs as featured songs and some songs as non-featured. Even only featured songs appear on their album. So what are those non-featured songs and what are ...
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Explanation regarding Captain America's timeline

If Steve Rogers, as Avengers: Endgame has shown, never went on the ice to go to the future to form the Avengers, then the current timeline doesn't make sense. Also if he went back before he went on ...
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How did the word “Bollywood” originate?

As we know, American film industry is referred as Hollywood. The American film industry is called so because the film industry emerged at the place called Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA(Correct me if I am ...
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Is there any continuity between James Bond movies that have different actors portraying the title character?

There was a foolish (in my opinion) question asked on Scifi.SE Is James Bond a timelord? James bond keeps returning with a different face, albeit usually a similar one, and often operates with ...
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Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
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Why does Christopher Nolan end the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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How was the bank robbery completed?

In Now You See Me, when Morgan Freeman explains to the detective on how the Four Horseman robbed the bank, he mentions that they replaced the real money (while in the secured transport truck) with ...
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What did Bill do to make Hanzo mad?

During kill Bill, we learn that all the black mamba had to do to get Hanzo to build her a sword, was to mention Bill's name. When black mamba meets Bill at the end, she tells him that all she did was ...
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Have guns in Westworld started operating differently?

In the first episode of the show Westworld, Ed Harris (a "guest" / human) is being shot at by James Marsden (a "host" / robot). It is as though Ed Harris has a force field around him; the bullets all ...
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Why does Cobb use the spinning top?

In the movie Cobb (DiCaprio) tells Ariadne (Page) that the most important rule in choosing a totem is to make sure that no one else has ever touched it. This is emphasized with flashbacks showing ...
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Are there any more Asgardians?

In the opening scenes of Infinity War, Thanos and the Black Order Of course, we learned during Thor: Ragnarok that not all Asgardians are necessarily on Asgard (Valkyrie was living on Sakaar, after ...
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Did Nebula know what would happen?

So there are two teams in Avengers: Endgame: Natasha (Black Widow) and Clint (Hawkeye)/Nebula and War Machine. Yet Black Widow and Hawkeye were chosen for the mission to Vormir. So did Nebula know ...
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Is the pit in Dark Knight Rises a representation of Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit?

Everyone familiar with Batman universe would be quite familiar with Ra's Al Ghul's Lazarus pit. Given the realism shown in the Batman movies by Nolan, for instance Bane's character and his mask. In ...
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Where is Walt's money?

So, Breaking Bad has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
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Why is the Night King so slow?

Follow-up question to Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first? In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), the Night King Why is he moving so slowly when he could have easily ...
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Why is this character in a bubble?

In Blade Runner 2049, so why is Dr. Ana Stelline in a bubble? To clarify I'm not asking about her supposed weakness that has her in a bubble. I mean if she is the key link to both sides issue, then ...
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How can Cooper communicate with his daughter before the time he went to space?

In the movie Interstellar it's shown that after Cooper fell into the Black Hole, he communicates with his daughter Murph through some codes as Ghost. My doubt is how can he communicate to his daughter ...
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What happened to the second Barry in Rogue Time?

At the end of Out Of Time, Barry has to run so fast that he accidentally jumps back in time by approximately one day, and becomes the doppelganger he had seen running alongside himself the day before.....
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Is the Unix operating system featured in Jurassic Park real?

When the film Jurassic Park came out, and I saw that scene where Ariana Richards is sitting in front of the computer and says; This is a Unix system. I know this. It's the files for the whole ...
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What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did in fact see his wife ...
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Why did Neo have powers in the real world?

In the Matrix, why did Neo have magic powers in the real world? For example, (1) Those scenes where he blows up those robots purportedly with his mind. (2) That one where he has no eyes but can see....
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What format do movie theaters now use?

I know that in earlier times, feature films were distributed on large format tape, and these were what were distributed to theaters for showing. A given feature film would have several reels. The ...

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