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 Posted:   Nov 19, 2012 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Nope, nope. It's just pudding mix.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...when someone continually asks another character 'Are you OK?' every two minutes (like in HOMELAND, which I'm watching now)

That's almost as annoying as the one I mentioned earlier where a character leaves on some mission with a friend/girlfriend staying behind. The friend/girlfriend calls out his name, he turns and then she says either 'I love you!' or 'Be careful!'.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...a speech after some cataclysmic event, and the leader ends with the words 'we have to do this -- not only for our survival, but for our humanity!' or variations thereof.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Whenever the hero gets badly hurt, stabbed or shot. They're in agony for a minute (their chance for a bit of acting), but two minutes later they're running around seemingly not in any pain at all (& never much blood). So heros only feel pain for a minute or so. The latest Batman film was like that, he gets stabbed really badly (it looked to me like in the liver), possibly a fatal wound, & he's in agony....& he's running around.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

The treasure seekers or whatever find a lost city or some amazing place, & it seems it's always destroyed by an earthquake while they're there, & they just about get out alive with maybe a pocketfull of goodies. The thing's been there for maybe thousands of years, so what great timing. It happends in Mackenna's Gold & Congo (A film I rather like) & so many other films. I think it happends at the end of the 1960 The Lost World, a terrible movie, but I rather like that one as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The treasure seekers or whatever find a lost city or some amazing place, & it seems it's always destroyed by an earthquake while they're there, & they just about get out alive with maybe a pocketfull of goodies. The thing's been there for maybe thousands of years, so what great timing. It happends in Mackenna's Gold & Congo (A film I rather like) & so many other films. I think it happends at the end of the 1960 The Lost World, a terrible movie, but I rather like that one as well.

And INDIANA JONES IV.

I've always found that a bit sad, actually. Such a an archeological loss!

 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The treasure seekers or whatever find a lost city or some amazing place, & it seems it's always destroyed by an earthquake while they're there, & they just about get out alive with maybe a pocketfull of goodies. The thing's been there for maybe thousands of years, so what great timing. It happends in Mackenna's Gold & Congo (A film I rather like) & so many other films. I think it happends at the end of the 1960 The Lost World, a terrible movie, but I rather like that one as well.

And INDIANA JONES IV.


And The Goonies ("All that rich stuff...").

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Too bad Browning blew any sort of momentum from that film when she made Sucker Punch.

Ive been so tempted to see Sucker Punch for Browning alone. But that film gets such disdain Ive so far avoided it.


I actually saw that solely for Browning. I figured the movie would be trash and set my sights extremely low. It held up pretty well since my expectations were pretty much zero. Not brilliant by any means, but good.

Whenever the hero gets badly hurt, stabbed or shot. They're in agony for a minute (their chance for a bit of acting), but two minutes later they're running around seemingly not in any pain at all (& never much blood). So heros only feel pain for a minute or so.

One of the many reasons I love Fringe. When one of the characters is in a car accident in the second season, she walks with a cane and noticeably limps for a few episodes after that.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)



Here's one that I hate, and I don't know if anyone has already listed it
since I haven't read through the entire thread. I hate it when a character
or characters walk into a bar or night club and order "a beer". What KIND
of beer? They never say. I'm presuming this is because the studio
or filmmakers would have to pay royalties if they used a real brand name,
but still....it just seems silly when someone orders "a beer" and doesn't
specify what brand. It's as if in the movie Universe there's only one brand
and it's simply called "beer". I don't see why they can't create a non-existant
brand or brands and use them just for movies.
On top of that after they order said "beer" THEY DON'T DRINK IT!
They either get sidetracked or called away and
they leave their beer sitting there. It's very annoying.
Drink the damn thing!

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

And in a western, a cowboy goes into a saloon & asks for a whisky (it's always a whisky) & he puts a coin down, & never gets any change (& thinking about it he never ever pays with a note!). And he might say, leave the bottle, & the barman never asks for any more money!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's one that I hate, and I don't know if anyone has already listed it
since I haven't read through the entire thread. I hate it when a character
or characters walk into a bar or night club and order "a beer". What KIND
of beer? They never say. I'm presuming this is because the studio
or filmmakers would have to pay royalties if they used a real brand name,
but still....it just seems silly when someone orders "a beer" and doesn't
specify what brand. It's as if in the movie Universe there's only one brand
and it's simply called "beer". I don't see why they can't create a non-existant
brand or brands and use them just for movies.
On top of that after they order said "beer" THEY DON'T DRINK IT!
They either get sidetracked or called away and
they leave their beer sitting there. It's very annoying.
Drink the damn thing!

Den


It's quite commonplace to order a beer or pint and then get the 'standard' brew on tap. It's only when you want special brand that you say so. At least it works like that in Norway and most other countries I've been in.

But I agree with the thing about them never drinking up what they've ordered.....or -- as has been previously mentioned -- they never eat their food at restaurants!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

It's quite commonplace to order a beer or pint and then get the 'standard' brew on tap. It's only when you want special brand that you say so. At least it works like that in Norway and most other countries I've been in.

Not here, in America. If you order "a beer" the bartender will ask you if you want
draft or bottle. If it is bottle, then they'll ask you if you want a longneck.
Then they'll ask you want brand: Coors, Budweiser, Michelob, Heinekin, etc...
You can't just ask for " a beer". There is no "acme" brand. Even with draft
you must specify if you want dark or amber or light and the brand since many bars
have multiple brands on tap.

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

A few more:

1) When the hero is being chased by the bad guys on a rooftop
and the hero's only way out is to jump from the rooftop,
there's ALWAYS a convenient garbage truck or dumpster
full of soft garbage (usually with green veggies on top)
to land in and cushion his fall.

2) When the hero jumps through a window to attack a bad guy
he always jumps through it face-first and never has any cuts
to his face or glass in his eyes.

3) Cars going over a cliff in car chases and the car explodes
mid-way through the air or explodes when it hits the ground -
enough to blow up a city block. In real life most cars simply
smash or break apart and shatter into pieces without any
explosion or fire.

4) This one mainly pertains to movies made in the last 10-15 years:
During an intense fight scene the hero (male or female) can
miraculously RUN up the face of a wall and do back-flips or
somer-saults in mid-air. I REALLY LOATHE THIS (even in a pure
fantasy context).

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's quite commonplace to order a beer or pint and then get the 'standard' brew on tap. It's only when you want special brand that you say so. At least it works like that in Norway and most other countries I've been in.

Not here, in America. If you order "a beer" the bartender will ask you if you want
draft or bottle. If it is bottle, then they'll ask you if you want a longneck.
Then they'll ask you want brand: Coors, Budweiser, Michelob, Heinekin, etc...
You can't just ask for " a beer". There is no "acme" brand. Even with draft
you must specify if you want dark or amber or light and the brand since many bars
have multiple brands on tap.

Den


That's true. I remember that from my California trip. But that seems to be the exception to the rule.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 20, 2012 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   darkcloudconstellations   (Member)

The whole "reloading behind cover, getting up and running for the next cover (under extremely heavy fire) while firing your gun like a lunatic killing off at least 5-10 crooks without taking damage"-thing is getting REALLY old. Also, heroes simply dodging bullets during car/vehicle chases.

/V

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"...a group of men is about to go off on some adventure/mission/quest, and a young boy or teenager asks to come along, gets rebuffed, and shows up later following the group,..."

"The bad guy is about to shoot/whack the good guy... but then gets shot/whacked out of frame by an out-of-view "friend of good guy" who has crept up from behind with microseconds to spare."


The absolute worst would be the combinination of the above two cliches.
The kid who was told to stay behind is the guy who shoots the bad guy out of frame!!!!!!!
bruce


 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

a prize to someone who can give an example of the above
(i know it has happened. i just know it!)
b

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Ah, wecome back to the best thread on this site! When people are playing poker, usually in westerns, they win with four aces (never just a pair) & the guy loses with three kings. It's always some fantastic hand.

Every. Single. Time.


even worse- sample dialog

the winner: "two pair", I win>
The other" "two pair don't beat three kings"
the winner: 2 aces plus 2 aces does



variation:
"I have four aces"
"I have you beat - i have a 2-6 straight"
"4 of a kind beats a straight"
"2-6 of spades - straight flush"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Seemingly endless scenes of people eating each other's used underwear -
particularly in family/animal movies - is getting really old, fast.

Den

 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2012 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Seemingly endless scenes of people eating each other's used underwear -
particularly in family/animal movies - is getting really old, fast.

Den



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