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Did the “Last Emperor” really find a live pet cricket when he returned to his throne in the Forbidden City?

In the 1987 film The Last Emperor, Pu Yi is removed from power and taken away from the Forbidden City. As a child, he had a pet cricket that he kept in a tiny cage in a secret compartment in his ...
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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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Why don't they try digging in Under the Dome?

In The TV Series Under the Dome, Military used MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) to remove the dome problem but why not they try digging into the ground? I mean military can use non electronic method to try ...
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Why no repercussions of assassinating the Secretary?

While extracting Ethan Hunt, unidentified assailants rain bullets on the car in which Ethan, William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and the Secretary (IMF) are traveling. One of the bullets hits the Secretary ...
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Were the events in “Passion” really happening or a dream?

I have just seen the film Passion (2012), and seriously, I don't get any of it. Wikipedia does not have a detailed storyline of the movie and other sites just have a review. I would like to know what ...
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Sound inconsistency in Finding Nemo

When Nemo does his 2nd attempt at blocking the fish tank cleaning fan, there is a sound inconsistency. You would need to know that he can only get out by jamming the fan with a pebble, after which it ...
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How does Jim know there is a secret door?

In 28 Days Later, when they end up at the mansion with the military guys, Jim goes on a rampage and sets free the infected. He ends up being chased by them and runs into a room where he proceeds to a ...
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How is Peter Pan's shadow capable of being detached from his body?

How can Peter Pan's shadow be detached from his body and appear to have a different personality? I'm curious about this, because it seems, in Peter Pan (2003) by P.J. Hogan this is not explained. Or ...
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How did Jesse end up with the cigarettes in his pocket?

I watched the season 4 ending of Breaking Bad and the story is that Huell underhandedly replaced Jesse's cigarettes with an other pack. Jesse desperately looks for the ricin cigarette at the hospital ...
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Why did Yashida “adopt” Yukio?

In The Wolverine we learn that Yukio is neither a real member of the Yashida family nor a mere employee, but she was an orphan found by Yashida when she was a child. When asked by Logan for the ...
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Significance of Whiplash's presence in the very last scene of “The Unit”

At the very last scene of the TV show "The Unit", when all of the crew is in the chapel for Grey's wedding (except Col. Ryan,) you can see "Whiplash" in the back looking remorsefully at "Redcap". My ...
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What do people think what Walt does now?

In Breaking Bad season 4-5, people are told that Walt has won a lot of money in gambling and hence they have bought a Car Wash and clearly Walt doesn't need to work anymore. But the Car Wash is run by ...
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When did the scene at the start of Prometheus happen?

The engineers are supposed to have engineered...us, right? That is shown at the beginning of the movie, with the self sacrifice, somehow seeding the initial life on Earth. Panspermia. But if that was ...
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How does Jesse connect the dots in S05E11?

I'm struggling to understand the ending of Breaking Bad S05E11. At the end of the episode Jesse realizes that Huell stole the cigarettes and confronts Saul about it. At one point, Jesse flat out ...
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What are the radiation zone boundaries for?

In Oblivion there are radiation zones that they cannot cross. Are these really radiation zones or are they boundaries to contain...
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What was the reason for Javert's decision?

In the film Les Misérables Javert kills himself after letting Valjean pass. Why did he commit suicide? Was it because he felt he failed? Was it because he didn't want to be indebted to a criminal? ...
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Why does the Inn Keeper feel wronged?

In Les Misérables the Inn keeper follows Valjean after he takes Cosette. He's paid VERY well for her. He never really liked her anyway. Why is he so determined to track and (I'm not even sure what, ...
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What was Valjean hiding?

In Les Misérables while Cosette and Valjean are talking/singing, the grown up Cosette wants to know about Valjean's past. And why they are constantly on the run. She makes a movement to lift his cuff ...
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Why did the cop make this decision?

At the end of the French movie Polisse a cop kills herself when she gets promoted and she notices her coworkers don't "care" but I'm sure there were many pre-factors I missed during the film. But what ...
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Where does the girlfriend work?

In Man of Tai Chi, where exactly does Tiger's girlfriend work? I'm guessing that it's some kind of a government office possibly dealing with "historical preservation". But do we know what department ...
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How did Hades not find out that Hercules was alive in 18 years?

I've noticed what seems to be a plot hole in the Disney version of the movie Hercules, and I'm hoping someone can fill it in with a logical explanation! So in the beginning of the movie, we have ...
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Casey Novak's lie and departure

In Law & Order: SVU, what was the 'lie' that Casey Novak told to a judge that led to her being fired/disbarred/imprisoned? What exactly was the consequence? How did it come out that she had lied?
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How did Rapunzel know her birthday?

Knowing that Rapunzel was taken by the witch in her early childhood, did her stepmother tell her the exact date she was born?
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What happens in the final scene?

In the final scene of Reality, is Luciano actually inside the Big Brother house? Or has he completely lost his grip on reality while watching television?
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Why didn't Tony Stark summon his other suits earlier?

In Iron Man 3, when the Mark 42 (a prototype) takes an unconscious Tony Stark to Tennessee. There he tries to repair the suit, but fails. And must take a car back to California, Miami and make some ...
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Why was Dawson not called to testify?

Why was Dawson not called to testify that he was ordered to operate Code Red?
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Knowing more about Santiago

Jessup keeps saying that Santiago's death is important to save many other lives. I didn't get it. I wish somebody could explain this to me. Moreover, if he was so weak, how come he got recruited for ...
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Why doesn't the Ice King's crown affect Jake?

In the season 3's "Thank You" Finn & Jake beat up the Ice King, and nearly at the end of the episode when the Ice King is restrained Jake takes his crown and wears it: It's been said and shown ...
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What were Henryk, Halina and others chosen for?

At Warsaw Ghetto, policemen randomly picked some Jews and the rest were sent to station for the extermination camp. I assume some were picked because they were better built as later said by somebody ...
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In the 1974 version of The Longest Yard, what was the reason for the drop kick?

In the original, 1974 version of The Longest Yard, during the big game, the convicts are on the 16 yard line facing fourth and four and Crewe calls for a drop kick. The kick is successful (though if ...
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Why did Andy not reveal his plan to Red directly?

Andy left a series of clues for Red to discover. But why couldn't he just tell him all that directly?
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What changed Nader's mind?

In the beginning of A Separation, Nader didn't really want to get divorced and was only trying to oppose his wife's decision seemingly wanting to convince her his own way. But, at the middle of the ...
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Post office reference in movie Ronin

In the movie "Ronin", there is a scene where Sam and the gang have to locate Gregor. Sam knows a guy locally who can help. When he approaches his contact he asks him where the nearest post office is. ...
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Why don't they try to change the past?

I always saw Twelve Monkeys as being centered around the fact that the past cannot be changed. But why is that? Is it a physical law that makes it impossible to change or is it just the scientists ...
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Eloise Hawking's connection to MIB and the loophole

I recently re-watched "Lost" in its entirety for the first time since the show ended. Overall, I appreciated the show, and especially seasons 4-6, a great deal more now than I did during my initial ...
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What exactly was Delacort's plan?

In Elysium, the secretary of defense Delacort (played by Jodie Foster) intended to overthrow the existing government and install herself as the new leader. If I understood correctly, her plan was to ...
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What is the word on the executive's face, and why is it there?

The guy who runs Armadyne has a word like "RICH E" or "RICHE" on his face. What exactly is the word, and why is it on his face?
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Relationship between Walt, Jesse and Gus

In season 4 of Breaking Bad, the relationship between Gus (and subsequently Mike) and the pair of Walt & Jesse is complex. Gus sets them up with a fully equipped laboratory to cook Meth, but ...
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Why was Clark Kent unable to hold the falling steel structure of the oil rig?

It is seen in the movie that Clark was unable to hold the steel structure of the oil rig and was plunged into the sea with it. Isn't is expected that Clark Kent would have full control over the steel ...
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Why did Maester Luwin want Bran and Rickon to be taken to the wall in S02E10 of GoT

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, after the men from the Greyjoy army stab Maester Luwin and flee, Bran & Rickon with Osha and Hodor come to Maester Luwin. Why does Luwin want them to go to the ...
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Was Aaron Cross shot in the shoulder?

Towards the end of The Bourne Legacy, he is shot in the leg by LARX #3. Later it shows blood on the shoulder of his jacket. I have watched this movie 30 times and have never seen him take a bullet to ...
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How did Crabbe and Goyle get into the advanced N.E.W.T. class?

I recall a scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where I saw Crabbe and Goyle failing to brew the drought of living death. How they get into Slughorn's newt potion class?
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Why was Tyrion disgraced?

At the end of S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Game of Thrones Tyrion has been disgraced, removed from his role as Hand of the King and left in a small room following a successful defence of King's Landing? ...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack Jon Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking Jon Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust John but I don't see how it achieves ...
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What is the history between Doug and Rachel?

I guess I missed the back story on Doug and Rachel in House of Cards. Why is he so involved with helping her?
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How does the mad scientist obtain a digital copy of the classified document?

Late in RED 2 the "mad scientist" Dr. Edward Bailey claims that he himself published the classified document on the Internet using a phone that he stole from the asylum guard. The classified document ...
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though ...
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What crime is Alice Morgan charged with?

In series 2 of Luther Alice Morgan is in a mental hospital after the events of the last episode of series 1. How come she is not in prison and has she also admitted the murder of her parents?
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How could Eli do all those things?

At the end of The Book of Eli it is revealed that the eponymous bible that Eli used to read (and learn by heart) is actually written in Braille. Yet I'm not sure what further conclusions to draw from ...
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Was the revenge justified?

I just watched the 2003 Korean film "Oldboy", and as much as I enjoyed the gritty feel to it, I'm still left with a major dilemma I've noticed yet haven't seen discussed. I understand that the ...