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Where did people watch trailers before internet was invented?

Now, with the Internet, we can simply watch trailers of a film on YouTube or other sites. But how did people watch trailers before all this was created? Were trailers shown in the cinemas only?
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Is the way Benji detects the plutonium realistic?

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, there is a scene where Benjamin Dunn is examining a plutonium core brought by Eastern European gangsters. He touched the core with some sort of a rod and when asked ...
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Would the outcome be different if Rickon had zigzag-ed through the field?

In Game of Thrones S06E09, "The Battle of the Bastards", Ramsay Bolton releases Rickon Stark and asks him to run towards the safety of his brother Jon. If he survives the run, while Ramsay shoots ...
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Why did Thanos choose this plan for the universe? [on hold]

After watching Avengers : Infinity war (for couple of times), it got me wonder that : Why Thanos just erased half of the universe even if he had power to be something more, something tends to GOD ? ...
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What is the significance of “sums to 10” in this scene?

In Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Hank and his daughter Hope learn that Janet has been using Scott as her antenna: Hank: I'm tracking your signal using subatomic frequencies... between point two ...
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What is the explanation for the laughing ostrich meme in Family Guy?

In Family Guy, there is a recurrent meme of an ostrich who sarcastically laughs "ha hahhhh": Is there an explanation or back story for this meme?
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How did Thanos rewind Vision?

How did Thanos rewind the Infinity Stone in Vision at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? The stone is 1/6 of a Goddess and Doctor Strange can't even rewind a semi magic Book with 'Consequences'. It ...
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Did Thanos think of the aftermath of snapping the Infinity Gauntlet?

According to the MCU Wiki: Thanos is the genocidal warlord from Titan, whose own main objective was to bring stability to the universe, as he believed its massive population would inevitably ...
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How was Paul's ending different enough?

In the beginning of CQ, the director of Code Name Dragonfly, on which Paul works as an editor, is fired because the studio execs think his ending is too dull (one calls it an action movie with no ...
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How did Magnussen know about Redbeard?

In Sherlock, Magnussen whispers to Sherlock Redbeard. So how could he know about Redbeard? Sherlock couldn't tell him because he isn't so stupid. Mycroft won't obviously tell him. So how did ...
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Confusion about the ending of 'Stree'

The movie Stree is a horror/comedy film about an Indian folklore where a village is haunted by a ghost of a murdered woman (stree) who abducts men in the middle of the night. At the climax, Vicky, ...
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Drugs from the movie Requiem for a Dream

The movie Requiem for a Dream gives a graphic elucidation on drugs. They show you what would be the consequences of taking drugs knowingly and unknowingly. The lead actors, Jered Leto and Jennifer ...
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What is this round thing on the pantry door in The Shining

When Wendy locks Jack in the pantry, there is a round object on the door. I thought that it was something to help out if someone gets trapped in the pantry, but based on the scene, it seems like that'...
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Couldn't police find the IP address used to steal money in The Invisible Guest?

In the movie "The Invisible Guest" Laura uses her laptop to steal money from the bank to make it look like Daniel did it. So couldn't the police track the IP address of Laura with that? Also couldn't ...
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What codec, compression and container is used on modern blockbuster blurays?

Modern Films are often recorded in lossless formats in high resolutions -> which is a large amount of data. what techniques do they use to compress ther file to fit on a normal consumer bluray? What ...
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Did Thanos have other intentions when he sent Loki to New York? [on hold]

Was Thanos aware of the presence of Captain Marvel before the New York battle (maybe she fought off the entire fleet of Kree alone that made her famous)? Did he send Loki just to check whether Captain ...
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Why was Sherlock so sentimental about Mrs. Hudson

Throughout the Sherlock series Sherlock Holmes behaves badly with Mrs. Hudson. However, in "A Scandal in Belgravia" (S2E1), when some American official (or someone) goes to Baker Street in the ...
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What initially awakened the Balrog?

I suppose Gandalf was so worried even before entering the Mines in The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring because he was alerted to the Balrog's awakening, but how was he so sure? In the ...
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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 did the Faceless Men want the Waif to attack Arya?

I don't understand why the Faceless Men wanted the Waif to keep attacking Ayra and then to try and murder her.
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What happened to this German plane during the Dunkirk ending?

During the final scenes of the movie Dunkirk we see a German plane attack the Moonstone when it is returning (scene begins around the 1:44 of the clip). Mr. Dawson evades the attack charge by changing ...
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How could a projectionist destroy an old black and white film accidentally?

I have a character in a book who works as a projectionist, and during the changing of the reels, I need him to accidentally destroy the print. The film is an old black and white non-silent movie, and ...
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Why didn't Gimli know the password to enter Moria?

Since Gimli was very proud of the dwarves hospitality, how come he didn't know the password to enter the mines?
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Indonesian culture and Shadowhunters / The Mortal Instruments series?

I've first remembered Maia giving Simon a free shot on Hunter's Moon, saying 'Gratis' which means 'free' in Indonesian. Magnus Bane is mix white-Indonesian. A Keris, Indonesian artistic weapon, the ...
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Who's the woman in this picture from Borat? [on hold]

Borat while wine tasting brings some some Polaroids and states she's his sister. Who's the woman in this picture in real-life (name of actress)?
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Donnie Darko what is going on in movie [on hold]

I was really interested in that movie i saw Donnie Darko,Only movie i didnt understand in a long time can someone explain me .I fell do depressed by watching it and a lot people in comment said that ...
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Significance of Cersei's obsession with elephants?

In Game of Thrones S08E01, Cersei was so disappointed for not getting elephants and it's being part of so many memes and joke now. But why does elephant matter? Her competition/rivalry is with ...
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Why doesn't anyone from Kurt Weller's team wear a helmet when out on the field?

I have observed these many times in the first and second seasons of Blindspot: Why doesn't anyone from Kurt Weller's team wear a helmet when out on the field? All other FBI soldiers/officers are in ...
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Why did Frank jr and Alice need Phoebe to carry their children?

If their baby(ies) were from Alice's ova and Frank's sperm, why did they have to grow in Phoebe's womb (her oven, totally their bun, as Phoebe describes it)? I know out of universe it was to explain ...
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What is the meaning of “Different worlds”?

In Sicario Day of the Soldado (2018), Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Blandina about her baby: Matt: Is the baby deaf? Blandina: No. Matt uses sign language to ask deaf Angel about his ...
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What is this Mandarin(?) joke(?) in Armour of God 2: Operation Condor?

In the 1991 Jackie Chan movie Armour of God 2: Operation Condor, our heroes are crossing the desert, and take a small break to pee. The following image appears on the screen: Given the tone of the ...
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How did Elliott stop the DDoS attack?

In Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 1, Elliott stopped a DDoS attack, but how exactly did he do it? If I understand well, he notices that everything was being infected, all the servers, so he goes​ to ...
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How did Seth Powers kept the ball spinning?

In Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Seth Powers is always (or almost always, not sure) seen with a basketball spinning on his fingers. Did the actor actually do this, or was it done by some ...
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In Game of Thrones, does wearing someone's face change the wearer's body as well? [duplicate]

For example, if Arya were to wear the face of someone considerably larger than her, would she look convincing or ridiculously ill-proportioned?
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Isn't Gendry the true heir to the throne?

Robert Baratheon rebelled against the Mad King and took the Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Doesn't this legally set the heir to the throne to the Baratheon family by right of conquest? Both Stannis ...
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How come Sam didn't become Lord of Horn Hill?

After both his father and brother (who was the heir) executed in Season 7, how come that Samwell Tarly didn't become the new head of the House, i.e. Lord of Horn Hill? I would expect the remaining ...
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What exactly is a “Meth” in Altered Carbon?

In Altered Carbon, almost all characters refer to the ultra wealthy, powerful & famous as "Meths". What exactly is a "Meth"?
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Why didn't this character “real die” when they blew their stack out in Altered Carbon?

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. From what I understand, if someone "dies" and their stack is intact, they could be "spun back up". He not only killed himself but he also destroyed his stack, meaning it ...
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In Kurosawa's Yojimbo why did Master Homma run away?

Seibei hires Sanjuro (the protagonist) to be his bodyguard and to lead the fight against the other group. Seibei agreed to pay Sanjuro 50 ryo (25 up front); the master Homma complains that he was paid ...
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What is the meaning of the new sigil in Game of Thrones Season 8 intro?

Game of Thrones season 8 started and it comes with a new intro, where we see the wall, Winterfell, and kings landing only. And they made some difference in the sigil. It looks like a lion is eating a ...
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What does John Oliver mean by this?

In the April 14 episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver says this (emphasis mine): For legal reasons I have to tell you that the Sacklers and Purdue insist the family didn't cause the opioid ...
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What is Arya's weapon design?

In season 8 episode 1, Arya asks Gendry to forge her a dragonglass weapon (which we can see drawn). What is the purpose of this weapon?
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Three eyed raven and Bran

I want to know the answer to the below questions, based on your understanding from the TV show. If Bran is the Three-eyed-raven/Old man on the tree that was inside the cave in seasons 4 and 5. 1) ...
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How does this phrase illustrate the difficulty of translation [on hold]

How does the aliens’ statement “There is no time. Many become one,” illustrate the difficulties of translation that Louise is dealing with? What do the world’s governments seem to think it means ...
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Did Kevin spill real chili?

In the Office season 5 episode 26 in the cold open Kevin makes a big pot of chili and spills it all on the office floor when bringing it in. Is it real chili? I am wondering if there is any episode ...
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What is the ending music used on the Heart Guy? [on hold]

The Australian series shown on the Drama channel as "the Heart Guy" (originally "Doctor, Doctor") uses a great piece of music. I believe that in the UK it is different from the original. Does anyone ...
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Why didn't the Night King try this before? [on hold]

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7 we saw that the Night King broke the Wall and invaded Eastwatch with all his troops and White Walkers. Maybe I haven't caught it, but how could the ...
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Do Tinkers like the one from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” still exist?

I just wonder if "Tinkers" like the one in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" who has a cart of meat cleavers still exist to this day?
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What's this Japanese bomber machine gunner gesturing with his arms?

At 1:27 of this clip from Pearl Harbor (2001), Japanese bombers are flying over teenagers somewhere in Hawaii playing baseball. The Japanese machine gunner then gestures his arms vertically, but why?...
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What is the symbolic significance of the Night King's message?

In Game of Thrones S8E1, Is there some meaning to that symbolic message? If yes, then what is that?

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