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 Posted:   Aug 10, 2014 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

...someone uses the phrase "This is above your pay grade" as a reply when a low-ranking character asks why he was not privvy to important information. I hear this line all the time, mostly in political/techno/spy movies.

Heard it AGAIN in Iron Man 3 recently, and supposedly it pops up in Fast & The Furious 6. mad


And AGAIN in White House Down.

Mother FUCKER!!!!



And AGAIN in this week's Legend Of Korra... mad

Jodie Foster said it to Denzel Washington in INSIDE MAN!

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Jodie Foster said it to Denzel Washington in INSIDE MAN!

It's even a track title on the CD. It's just one of those meaninglessly "official"-sounding phrases that screenwriters have glommed onto in the last decade, and it's driving me crazy.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)


In the opening sequence from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg runs the film backwards to show chorus dancers magically rising from a leg split, which is an impossibility.


Serena Williams does that sometimes, using a tennis racquet for leverage. It's pretty hot to watch for some reason.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Stupid deaths. Falling into a pitchfork. Impaled in the head by a protruding nail.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Stupid deaths. Falling into a pitchfork. Impaled in the head by a protruding nail.

But you must admit that the scientist tripping and shooting himself in the head in WORLD WAR Z was a masterstroke of unintentional comedy, right?

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Stupid deaths. Falling into a pitchfork. Impaled in the head by a protruding nail.

But you must admit that the scientist tripping and shooting himself in the head in WORLD WAR Z was a masterstroke of unintentional comedy, right?


Not a movie I would watch, but that sounds pretty funny!

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

When a film using a song to SHOUT at the audience what is happening on screen:

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY uses "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" during a scene where the two leads are you guessed it...flirting and falling for one another.

DRIVE uses "Real Hero" when the Driver starts to become a good guy and warms up, thus becoming more human "And you, have proved, to be/ A real human being /And a real hero"

I mean REALLY?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2014 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. In any action film, something's going to happen & the hero shouts to everyone to, HOLD ON! Every time, HOLD ON! Like unless he shouts that no one is going to hold on to anything & just flail around...oh, should I have held on to something?

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

THE KILLER HAS HIS VICTIM ON THE GROUND, CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF HER.....


there is ALWAYS a knife, scissors, vase, paperweight ETC. close by for the victim to reach(barely)
and bash the killer in the head so she can escape

d'oh!


The climactic fight of the season one finale of ARROW used this cliche.
An arrow, this time ; of course
LAME
LAZY
brm

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

when the good guys just don't get it...

In Wolf Creek, the girl has the opportunity to kill the unconscious bad guy by shoving the rifle barrel through his eye socket and into his brain, but she just tosses the rifle aside and runs. And what happens? She ends up being a "head on a stick" when Mick catches her and severs her spine 10 minutes later.

Stupid idiot.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2014 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Same old tired one liners. Every script is full of them. Animation scripts pretty consist of nothing other than one liners.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...actors are clearly not eating the yummy-looking food on their plates? Watched World's Greatest Dad a few days ago, and there's a scene where Robin Williams is "eating" in a mall food court while holding a conversation with his son, and through the entire scene, he does nothing more than move his food (looked like some kind of Asian noodles) around his plate with his chopsticks, never once bringing it up anywhere near his mouth. I realize why actors do this (to avoid having to eat food take after take and possibly make themselves sick), but it really bugs me...it's like, I always have to restrain myself from saying, "Hey, you gonna eat that?"

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

The hero is in a busy airport. After escaping from a gang of villains, he goes into the large restroom where he's alone. He then fills the sink with water and scrub his face with that water.

Would you wash your face with water from a sink in a large, busy airport?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

The hero police detective's captain is always a spineless weanie who caves in to pressure from the chief of police, city councilmen and the mayor.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Membership Expired   (Member)

"I got the Mayor chewing my ass!"

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 2, 2014 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The hero is in a busy airport. After escaping from a gang of villains, he goes into the large restroom where he's alone. He then fills the sink with water and scrub his face with that water.

Would you wash your face with water from a sink in a large, busy airport?


No, and would the washroom ever be empty? Even less likely.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The hero is in a busy airport. After escaping from a gang of villains, he goes into the large restroom where he's alone. He then fills the sink with water and scrub his face with that water.

Would you wash your face with water from a sink in a large, busy airport?


This made me think of another one- A character alone in a bedroom or bathroom facing a mirror lifts their head up and are startled to see someone standing behind them in the mirrors reflection.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

In films and television...a character's in some kind of game when they end up scoring a goal...but in their own team's net...and it counts as a win for the opposition. As recent a project as RIO 2 employed this trope.

Please someone tell me that this bullshit isn't rooted in real life.

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

In films and television...a character's in some kind of game when they end up scoring a goal...but in their own team's net...and it counts as a win for the opposition. As recent a project as RIO 2 employed this trope.

Please someone tell me that this bullshit isn't rooted in real life.


Pretty sure a football player ran the wrong way and scored against his own team. I think they gave the other team a safety opposed to a touchdown.

Found this. Not a touchdown but close!


 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The hero is in a busy airport. After escaping from a gang of villains, he goes into the large restroom where he's alone. He then fills the sink with water and scrub his face with that water.

Would you wash your face with water from a sink in a large, busy airport?


No, and would the washroom ever be empty? Even less likely.


A corrally to this cliche.
A character looks at himself in the mirror and -because he is a "tortured' soul- smashes the mirror.

ughhhhhhhhhhhh

 
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