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Initial scene at the World Health Organization

When Gerry wakes up in the WHO the two guys grill him about who he is and what he is doing there as he's tied down. They make the comment "you know what we are don't you" or something to that affect. ...
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How does Guy know the world is ending?

In The Croods the girl Eep meets Guy who is travelling to the mountain, because the world is ending. Here is a scene from the film that shows Guy telling Eep the world is ending. How does Guy know ...
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Breaking Bad current season-poisoning question [closed]

Why did Walter try to poison Brock? Why did he poison Aaron Paul? (and I already forgot who aaron paul is). Also, was the poisoning with Lily of the Valley?
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What cards are the Horsemen referring to?

In the last scene of Now You See Me, when the Four Horsemen go to the park, Henley Reeves asks whether they have the cards. Edit I'm asking about this scene. Does it mean that Dylan Rhodes isn't ...
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Did Natalie really help Leonard or was she just using him again?

We know that the first time Natalie set Leonard up to get someone (a thug named Dodd), her motivation was selfish, and she deceived Leonard in the process. However, when she helps him find the John ...
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What was the actual narrative structure in Moebius by Kim Ki Duk?

I've recently seen the last Kim Ki Duk movie Moebius and I feel I didn't quite get the narrative structure. I thought the whole film was pretty linear but the last scene, where you find out made ...
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What is happening in the last scene?

At the end of Warrior, just after Brendan taps Tommy, he talks to his coach Frank (probably asking him to say something to his wife, Tess). Then it seems like he is talking to some agent of some kind, ...
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What is the sequence of events during the denouement?

In The Best Offer's denouement, as Oldman (Rush) begins to understand exactly what has happened, there is a series of events involving him going to a restaurant in Prague, moving into a new room ...
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What happened to Tyler?

Near the end of White House Down the hacker, Tyler, having finished his work puts on a military uniform (probably for disguise) and tries to escape by the tunnel "through which JFK brought in the ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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How did the Iranians realize the fraud?

At the end of Argo, right after the supposed film team is allowed to board their plane, Iranian soldiers storm the house of the Canadian ambassador. They find a desolated home and what I think to be a ...
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A question about the “Daywalker” prophecy

In the Blade film, Frost needs the blood of the Daywalker to awaken La Magra. Is it just a coincidence that Frost himself was the one to actually create Blade, and Blade was just a one in a million ...
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Will Lester Be Able to Use Emily?

At the end of Being John Malkovich Craig becomes trapped inside Emily. Lester, and his friends, plan on using Emily as their next vessel. Since Craig is already there, is it impossible for Lester to ...
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How did Shilo know the real reason Nathan was working for Rotti?

In Repo the Genetic Opera at the very end of the film on stage, Rotti, Shilo, and Nathan are all finally confronting each other, and Rotti tells Shilo that Nathan is the one that has been making her ...
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What is the significance of water coffins scene?

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the water coffins in the movie The Box? I mean, what is their relevance in the film? What is the point of having them there in the library? That scene ...
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Why the empty briefcase?

In the sci-fi film, Lockout, can someone please explain the empty briefcase, the lighter with the chip inside of it? Why was Snow still arrested even though he was told he would be let go after ...
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Why does Sinestro have The Guardians create a ring of fear?

In the movie Green Lantern, if fear is the very thing that turned the original Guardian into Parallax, and it cannot be conquered (The Guardians themselves say so)... why then does Sinestro decide to ...
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Can someone explain the “dogfight” scene?

The way I understood the "dogfight" scene in Green Lantern was that Ferris wanted to "put on a show" in order to get a contract with the military. Carl decided to use his two best pilots to then, ...
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What caused the infertility?

I had watched Children of men recently, I'm confused in one aspect What caused the infertility?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...