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No one really knows what a spoiler is anymore. The term has become a subjective judgment tied to one person's ideas about how much they can know about a story in advance before it ruins their enjoyment of that story. Some people don't care at all, others care too much, and it's all gotten a tad out of hand.

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You'd be gravely disappointed if it was too surprising, or too sophisticated. So relax: The Force Awakens has the campy, familiar warmth of a jean jacket you haven't worn in 25 years that somehow still fits perfectly. It is a luxuriant river of movie-theatre cheese. American cheese. So you grin, not wince, when Oscar Isaac -- as hotshot pilot Poe Dameron, who swaggers around like he walked off the set of either the Saturday Night Fever remake or the cover of Darkness on the Edge of Town adds to this supercut. And then, two hours later: "Guys, we got a lot of company." You'll still be grinning.

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Most of M. Night Shyamalan's movies orbit around the gravity of big plot twists and the surprise that happens when they get revealed. But I accidentally learned about the shocking end of Split months before it came out -- and wound up enjoying the movie a lot more as a result.

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Thanks to the wonder that is the internet, every truth comes with two lies. There were a ton of rumours that circulated this year about our favourite movies, shows and comic book franchises. Of course, a ton of them turned out to be total garbage -- and sometimes, that was a real disappointment. Here are some of the year's biggest rumours we desperately wanted to come true.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out this week. The movie has already had its star-studded world premiere in Hollywood, and although the movie's ending is kinda a foregone conclusion, we don't want anyone to spoil the actual content of the film itself for you. If you care about spoilers, this is your official public service announcement to stay off the 'net.

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Game of Thrones is back, and this only means one thing -- spoilers are coming. Game of Thrones spoilers are an annual pestilence upon the realm (we're guilty of it ourselves), and for those who don't have a system set up to deal with them already, we've got you covered.

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Video: It's always a nice wink at an unknowing audience when a movie reveals a huge spoiler during the movie itself. It's harmless fun that most people don't even catch because they don't know enough about what's happening in the movie yet. But on future watches it gives a little extra chuckle layer for people to enjoy.

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You can't move on the modern-day internet without bumping into a spoiler or two. Whether it's Game of Thrones, The Force Awakens or the ending to Citizen Kane, it's all too easy to trip up over a plot point that you'd rather not know about. If you're desperately trying to stay in the dark about an upcoming movie or series, there are tools that can help.

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Video: It's called foreshadowing! But also in today's super plot sensitive culture and measly minute time limit on not knowing what happened on what movie or TV show, it's also effectively a spoiler. Luckily, some filmmakers can hide those spoilers in plain sight and we're none the wiser. So many movies basically tell us what they're going to do and we fail to realise it as they're doing it. It's a great trick to be fooled!