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Why did they gather around Julia’s cubicle?

While star anchor Megyn Kelly came out accusing Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, people gathered around one of the Fox anchor Julia’s cubicle: Julia Clarke: I have no answers for you that you don't already ...
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Why did Costigan leave the precinct BEFORE getting his identity back?

Major spoilers ahead, obviously, for The Departed (2006). I give some refreshers to jog people’s memory. Costigan (DiCaprio) plays an undercover cop. Toward the end, after the death of crime lord ...
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Why did Megyn specifically mention that nobody from the weather department wants Lily’s job?

In a scene from Bombshell (2019), with a list in her hand, Fox anchor Megyn walks into a room with a feeling of achievement on her face, puts on her heels, and meets Doug, Lily, and Julia: Megyn: I'...
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Did Eileen Wade deliberately drive her husband to suicide?

At about 1h23m, Roger Wade commits suicide by walking into the ocean to drown. Did his wife Eileen deliberately drive him to it? Motives Eileen's marriage to Roger Wade is bad: Roger is a lifelong ...
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Why does Megyn think speaking out shows weakness?

In Bombshell (2019), Fox News anchor Megyn admits to Gil in a closed room about sexual harassment from Fox News CEO Roger Ailes: Megyn: I mean, going on the record...Jesus. It's basically admitting ...
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What’s the deal with the tongue?

So a woman (Annie, I think) is killed years earlier and her tongue cut out. Then, in the Present Day, the tongue appears in Tsalal Station. It was found after everyone had disappeared. Who cut it out ...
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Who is Rittenhouse in the TV Show “Timeless?”

I just finished watch Timeless (2016-18) and my question is who is Rittenhouse? I am deaf and watch with closed captioned but the problem is they change too much. So who is actually Rittenhouse?
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Can the monsters in A Quiet Place swim?

In A Quiet Place 2 it is explicitly stated that early in the invasion people realized that the monsters can't swim. And this is a key plot point explaining the safety of an island located within ...
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Isn't it a problem that both of these characters died during the trial by combat?

In Game of Thrones, after the second trial by combat requested by the Imp, Prince Oberyn dies at the hand of the Mountain but the Mountain also dies at the hand of Prince Oberyn. At the end of that ...
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Why is Merrill Lynch taking money from Jordan Belfort and his team?

Surrounded by his team, Stratton Oakmont founder Jordan Belfort is tossing a golf ball into glasses on a billiard table: Jordan Belfort: F-ck Merrill Lynch. F-ck them. Why should they be taking all ...
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Why did Sean dismiss the pact as fake news?

In this scene from Bombshell (2019), Geraldo reacts to the news about sexual harassment accusations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Sean enters and asks about a reported pact among top Fox News ...
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How does the name "Rugrat" fit with a hairpiece?

Jordan Belfort introduced his team, who were working at his company, Stratton Oakmont: Jordan Belfort: Smartest of the bunch was Nicky Koskoff. He actually went to law school. I called him Rugrat ...
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Why doesn't Aiden already know about the satellite?

In "Argylle", we learn that writer Elly Conway When Aiden and Elly visit the Albert Memorial, where the hacker "Argylle" was supposed to meet never shows, Aiden prompts her ...
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Why did Megyn say such words?

In a scene from Bombshell (2019), after playing tennis, Doug warned a Trump supporter who had confronted his wife, Megyn. Then, Megyn spoke to Doug: Megyn: You're getting some action. Doug: Oh, ...
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Why did Aunt Emma specifically mention living through the '60s?

At Naomi’s wedding scene from The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan meets Emma, Naomi’s aunt, for the first time and expresses his pleasure at finally meeting her. Their conversation also reveals ...
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What is Trotter's Independent Traders independent of?

In Only Fools & Horses, Trotter's Independent Traders is the name of a business. What are they independent of?
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What does "insult" refer to?

In Bombshell (2019), Lily reads the message from her phone to Megyn: Lily: Frank Bruni in The Times. The debate was riveting. It was admirable. It compels me to write a cluster of words I never ...
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Why didn't Berlin clean it up?

In the last episode of Berlin (2023) (Money Heist prequel spinoff) we see that But why? Berlin had a lot of time to clean up before that (afterall the original plan was to not be there at all).
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Why did Bard fake out Donnie Azzof with a handshake here?

On the golf course scene in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), while the narration about how Brad helped Jordan Belfort by holding stock under his name continues, Brad pretends to offer Donnie Azzof a ...
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Why does the person who speaks first lose?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort tells his team to pitch blue chip stocks from companies like Disney, AT&T, and IBM to clients, then sell them lower-quality stocks for a 50% ...
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What does "second base" refer to?

In Bombshell (2019), Gretchen complains about Fox CEO Steve Rogers to her attorneys: Gretchen: Then he took me off the show. Niel Mullen: But gave you your own. Gretchen: Well, in the afternoon dead ...
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What exactly did Cobb do to Mal's totem?

I recently re-watched Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' and found myself puzzled over a specific plot detail involving Cobb and Mal's totem. In the movie, it's implied that Cobb did something to Mal's ...
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Exploring Valentine's Background and Role in 'Ender's Game' Movie

I recently watched "Ender's Game" and found the character of Ender's sister Valentine quite fascinating. The film seems to hint at a deeper background for her, but I'm left with some ...
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Reason Behind Napoleon's Divorce in Ridley Scott's Movie: Historical Accuracy?

I recently watched Ridley Scott's film about Napoleon and was intrigued by a particular plot point - Napoleon's divorce. The film seemed to suggest that his divorce was influenced by restrictions on ...
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Significance of Incorrectly Written Car Plate in 'Memento'

I recently watched Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' and found myself puzzled by a specific detail. There's a scene where the main character, Leonard, writes down a car's license plate number but gets it ...
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Why does the Joker deliberately mislead Batman about hostage locations in "The Dark Knight"?

I recently rewatched Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight movie, and a particular scene caught my attention. In this scene, the Joker provides Batman with the locations of two hostages: Harvey Dent and ...
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Why is the 110th disbanded?

In S2E7, a flashback shows Reacher telling his 110th that they are going to make arrests in Operation Kite. A team member reminds him that they were given orders not to pursue this, and that the ...
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Calling the winner of the election early will make a big difference?

In Succession S04E08 titled America Decides there is a presidential election. As the day progresses, the election ends up being very close. Shiv really does not want Mencken to win and Roman wants him ...
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Question about the photographer at the beginning of Backdraft

Early on in the movie Backdraft, someone takes a picture of a young Brian McCaffery looking up at the explosion that killed his father; this picture ends up on the cover of LIFE magazine and is seen ...
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What is the food source for the hungries after Melanie’s action?

In The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), it certainly appears that hungries only eat non-infected humans (and the occasional animal). Once Melanie has set fire, thereby opening the pods, everyone will ...
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Why did Paul, not his mother, fight in the final scene of 'Dune'?

I recently watched "Dune" and was intrigued by the final scene where Paul, instead of his mother, Lady Jessica, accepts the challenge of fighting Jamis. This scene raised several questions ...
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What's the purpose of this small editing effect?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort lost his job as a stockbroker during Black Monday. His wife found a suitable job for him in Long Island, so he drove there by car. During this process,...
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Was Sammy Jankis a Real Person or an Alter Ego of Leonard in "Memento"?

In Christopher Nolan's Memento, the character of Sammy Jankis plays a crucial role in understanding Leonard Shelby's condition and motivations. However, the film presents a complex narrative structure ...
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Unexpected Turn in Loki Season 2 Finale: The First Unseen Event by 'He Who Remains'

Throughout the series, 'He Who Remains' has been portrayed as a character who possesses extensive knowledge about the events transpiring in the timeline, seemingly aware of everything that is going to ...
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What does William van der Woodsen mean about "Zaire" and the "Democratic Republic of the Congo"?

Gossip Girl: The Princess Dowry (S05E17) contains the following exchange: William vdW: I'm just sorry that Eric couldn't make it back from Zaire. Serena vdW: I think they call that the Democratic ...
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What's the meaning of "Tootski"?

In this scene from The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan Belfort is sitting across from Mark Hanna, who is rhythmically hitting his chest with his fist, and snorting cocaine: Mark Hanna: Tootski? ...
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Does Joe start over in “May December” (2023)?

In May December (2023), before graduation, one of Joe's butterflies emerges from its chrysalis. Does this symbolize he is starting over too?
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Did the Duchess steal the $50,000 at the butler's gay party?

Who stole the money at the butler's gay party? There is no further explanation is given as to who stole the money. The interrogation scene doesn't explain it either. ...
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What was the relevance of the scene where police officers were protesting against the ICAC near the beginning of "The Goldfinger?"

Near the beginning of the 2023 "The Goldfinger" movie, there's a scene that depicts police officers protesting (first peacefully, then not so peacefully) against the ICAC, and I'm having a ...
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How does this happen to Felix in Saltburn (2023)?

Did Oliver poison Felix, or did he die from drug overdose? It's quite unclear because if Oliver did poison him, why didn't the cops do an autopsy or find the bottle (as shown in one scene) as evidence?...
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Did Miriam remarry Joel a second time?

In the series The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Miriam and Joel divorce some time before the events of Season 3 Episode 4 "Hands!", after splitting up over Joel's infidelity. Then, in that episode, ...
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Why was Jimmy Hoffa so confident that posessing compromising evidence would protect him?

In The Irishman, Jimmy Hoffa is given an unambiguous, final warning by Frank Sheeran that he would be whacked by the mob if he does not give up his attempts to reclaim his power atop the Teamsters. ...
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If Brad didn’t agree with them, then why did he help Jordan move the money to Switzerland?

In The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Jordan befriends his neighbor Donnie Azoff, and the two found their own company. They bring on board several of Jordan’s friends, including Brad: Jordan: This is ...
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What exactly is going on when the brokers place a cylindrical object into a box that is attached to the wall, and then close it?

On a trading floor in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Mark Hanna finishes speaking on the phone, gets up from his chair, and walks towards Jordan Belfort while rolling some paper in his hand: Mark ...
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What didn't Gaetano take revenge on Josto?

In the Fargo S04, We see that after Doctor Senator's murder by Calamita and Gaetano, Loy Cannon captures and chains Gaetano. When Josto finds out about him, He meets Loy and surprisingly suggests him ...
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Why not shoot close to the target instead on “American Sniper?”

About this important scene where the sniper has to shoot a child for threatening a convoy with a grenade. The shooter has plenty of time to decide whether to do it or not and so my question is: Why ...
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What was Uncle Nicky referring to when he said 'Half past the Vatican'?

In a flashback in the Angela Anaconda episode the Curse of Baby Lulu, 'Uncle' Nicky Abatti tells of how, when he was dancing, his watch starts to beep- he says to his dance partners "It's half ...
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Why didn’t Pathaan want to hug him?

In Pathaan (2023), Rubina intentionally gets herself caught on CCTV in Spain, leading to her capture by Pathaan. Pathaan then arrives at the control center in Delhi and encounters a group of young ...
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How did Exley come to the conclusion that Dudley’s men planted guns at the suspect’s location?

After the fight between Exley and Bud White over Lynn Bracken had subsided in the records room, Exley shared his opinion with Bud White that Dudley had wrongfully accused three African American men as ...
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Why did Jessie get mad at Walter for destroying the RV

In Breaking Bad S3EP6, Walter knows Hank is looking for the RV so he reaches for the car first. Badger and his cousin were there when Walt explained his reason for wanting the car to be destroyed. ...
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