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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

The "ding ding ding" in cars when the seatbelts aren't fastened - you'll hear it perhaps in more serious dramas or when losers like William Macy's character in FARGO opens his car door, but you're not likely to hear that in action movies even though they are usually filled with car stunts and chases.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

...a man is interrupted partway through a shave, then uses a hand towel* to wipe away the remaining shaving cream...to reveal a perfectly-shaven face. No one ever has to go through the rest of the film with his face half-shaven, and half-stubbly.
*And for that matter, have you EVER in real life used a towel to wipe off the last of the shaving cream? I always splash a few handfuls of cold water on my face to get rid of it.


Really good point. If you rub it off onto a Towel it just sticks to it, then your hands, then the walls, then the light switch. Splash of water does the trick.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Someone finds something on the sofa or floor. "Oh, a raisin!" Put's it in its mouth. Spits it out. "Not a raisin." Yeah, mice poop. Not funny the first time.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The "ding ding ding" in cars when the seatbelts aren't fastened - you'll hear it perhaps in more serious dramas or when losers like William Macy's character in FARGO opens his car door, but you're not likely to hear that in action movies even though they are usually filled with car stunts and chases.

Older cars don't have that function, though.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

a character in a bar talks to his friends about how little money he has, and yet has no problem ordering several adult beverages with his tight budget. makes sense

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

People seem to have either no job, a low paying or modest job, or quit a job and yet have really nice apartments, eat pretty well, never appear to have any money trouble and drive a nice new car too.

Hollywood is the worst at having characters like security guards go home to nice spacious apartments in a good area of New York City. It would cost 6 months of their wages to pay the rent for one month in the real world, not in the movies though.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

this is a STAR TREK hate.....
the doctor is always able to come up with an antidote/cure within a few hours to save the day
brm

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

.....people wake up from a nightmare, and sit up in bed with a scream. Has this ever happened in real life? Even from the worst nightmares I've awoken from, I've only ever opened my eyes...never sat up in bed.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (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

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

.....people wake up from a nightmare, and sit up in bed with a scream. Has this ever happened in real life? Even from the worst nightmares I've awoken from, I've only ever opened my eyes...never sat up in bed.

Yes, that's a good one!

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

.....people wake up from a nightmare, and sit up in bed with a scream. Has this ever happened in real life? Even from the worst nightmares I've awoken from, I've only ever opened my eyes...never sat up in bed.

I rarely have nightmares, but last month I had one in which I thought I was awake and seeing the outline of someone (and not all that human looking) sitting on my bed. I tried to shout for it to go away, but I could barely whisper the words. I then realized I was awake and sitting up, and I was having a hallucination. Once I turned the light on, there was nothing there. I was so freaked out and disoriented that I actually peered over the end of the bed to see if "it" was still there. So no actual scream from me - but that is certainly more dramatic for a film than to have the sleeper awake in a daze whispering in a shaky voice!

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

Indiana Jones type chase scenes which defy geographical logic.

Example = Skyfall train ride... Instanbul => farm plains => mountainous gorge in a few minutes

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   SBD   (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


Also, INSIDE MAN. In fact, it's track 10 on the soundtrack.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

The hero and the villain chase each other to the top of a building and begin fighting each other.......then they fall into a big skylight and crash through the glass.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I might have brought this up somewhere way back on this thread years ago. but when it looks like a movie is over and bingo another shock scene comes in.It once was a novelty a long long time ago, no more.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In lawyer movies, the hero usually graduated from Harvard Law School........not from Duke Law School, not from Yale Law School, not from the University of Michigan Law school.

In war movies, the hero is usually a former SEAL........not a former Ranger, not a former Delta Force.

In sci fi movies, the hero usually graduated from MIT......not Georgia Tech, not VPI, not Texas A&M.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In movies, the villains openly talk about their plot to blow up Washington DC with a nuclear bomb, assassinate the prime minister, rob Fort Knox, smuggle $100 million of cocaine or kidnap the French ambassador..........while their maids, butlers, tailors, barbers and hairdressers are standing right there.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (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


Also, INSIDE MAN. In fact, it's track 10 on the soundtrack.


That was one of the earliest movies to use it...or at least, the earliest I can remember. It's fucking EVERYWHERE now.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In cop movies, the local cops and the federal agents are usually enemies.

In cop movies about local cops, the federal agents are arrogant, pompous jerks with superiority complexes (DIE HARD).

In cop movies about federal agents, the local cops are incompetent rubes and hayseeds (THE FUGITIVE).

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In Clint Eastwood's movies with Sondra Locke, Locke is always gang-raped.

 
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