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Socks``
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Daniel. Day. Lewis.
Fuck that guy.

6/9/2008 2:28:04 PM

Defenestrate
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good guys making the dumbest possible decisions in thrillers....usually right before they die.

6/9/2008 2:34:04 PM

Skallah
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This is as best as I can describe it:

Beginning of movie normally focuses on how issue A comes about. Halfway into the movie there's normally a scene where everything appears to have settled down to the point where main character is making peace with issue A. Then out of thin air issue B reveals itself and now the main character must not only get over issue A but B as well.

The only movie example I can give of this is Father of the Bride. (The part where the guy buys his girl a Blender.)

It's very annoying

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 2:43 PM. Reason : ...]

6/9/2008 2:42:29 PM

simonn
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hmmmmm.

i'd say that's a bit of a stretch.


what i hate more than almost anything these days is the "anchor man" comedic style. it's very rampant, and very terrible.

6/9/2008 2:50:35 PM

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"every fucking situation in Dan in Real Life, worst movie of all time"

6/9/2008 3:02:53 PM

jbtilley
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The classic someone gets killed by accident and the whole movie is dedicated to covering up the accident or the "victim" stalks and kills the people one by one. Weekend at Bernie's I'm looking in your direction.

I never could get past the "most people would just call 911 and be absolved of any wrongdoing" feeling. Plus movies like I know what you did last summer where the guy seeks revenge for having stepped out in front of a car. Oversimplification, sure.

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 3:09 PM. Reason : -]

6/9/2008 3:08:47 PM

Socks``
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The Lunatic That's Trying to Kill You Is Really....YOURSELF!!

Identity
Secret Window
Beautiful Mind (kinda)
Fight Club (maybe. You could say it was the first to pull this twist. But I think you could easily argue that it is cribbing from Psycho).

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 4:45 PM. Reason : ``]

6/9/2008 4:45:22 PM

Lewizzle
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Donnie Darko, piece of shit.

6/9/2008 4:56:32 PM

dweedle
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i take it you people like the thread

6/9/2008 5:04:57 PM

AndyMac
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Romans/Greeks always speaking with a British accent.

Other language screwups, for example in Braveheart the princess spoke with a French accent while the king and prince spoke with an English accent, when actually they all would have spoken French at that time.

Not a deal breaker of course, I still love Gladiator and Braveheart, but slightly annoying.

6/9/2008 5:11:16 PM

Jeepin4x4
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"dude...Shoot 'em Up was a black comedy. Drying the gun under the hand dryer was making exactly the same point you are trying to make. It was ridiculous and that was the point."


exactly, the whole intention of shoot 'em up was to blow every action movie cliche out of proportion to the point ridiculousness. and it succeeded brilliantly. i love this movie

6/9/2008 5:16:40 PM

Boone
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"Romans/Greeks always speaking with a British accent."


Every foreigner speaking in a British accent, for that matter. It seems that every time a movie is portraying subjects who don't speak English, the actors feel the need to use bad British accents.

6/9/2008 5:22:55 PM

ElGimpy
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when the title of the movie is worked into the dialogue

6/9/2008 5:22:59 PM

dweedle
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lol "the perfect storm" was one of those movies

shooter mcgavin said it

6/9/2008 5:27:47 PM

ElGimpy
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yeah that's a pretty perfect example...I'm going through my Blockbuster queue right now trying to pick more, but I guess there are fewer than I thought...

6/9/2008 5:29:01 PM

Jeepin4x4
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^^^i just consider that common occurance. i actually like to listen for it in the dialog.

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 5:30 PM. Reason : add]

6/9/2008 5:30:19 PM

BJCaudill21
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tires squealing every time a car starts moving/stops.

6/9/2008 5:35:22 PM

ViolentMAW
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when computer hackers are attractive people

when computers make noises for no reason

when computers have super sweet graphics when the attractive hacker is trying to do stuff

6/9/2008 5:41:37 PM

BJCaudill21
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^ yeah, i was gonna say when everybody is hot, but then again I probably wouldn't want to see a movie full of ugly people.

6/9/2008 5:42:57 PM

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i agree with this thread.

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"when the title of the movie is worked into the dialogue"

Gone Baby Gone

6/9/2008 5:51:25 PM

marko
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here's a whole book of stuff that's been recycled into movie clichés

6/9/2008 6:22:10 PM

Jeepin4x4
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one thing that really irks me is how every car seems to have a *chirp chirp* alarm system.

6/9/2008 6:40:45 PM

dbmcknight
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I hate how people can do incredibly complicated things on a computer with six keystrokes.

6/9/2008 6:42:48 PM

marko
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or when computers have an extremely complicated viewscreen showing 3d graphics when simply browsing the internet or searching a database

6/9/2008 6:49:26 PM

tschudi
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this is kind of hard to explain... but i hate when something happens to a character that wasn't their fault (or something they didn't do, but everyone thinks they did), and everyone else is pissed off at them, and when the person tries to explain themselves, people shake their heads and don't listen.. OR even worse is when they don't try to explain themselves at all

think the entire beginning of Anger Management.. there are more examples like this, but they aren't coming to me.

6/9/2008 7:04:19 PM

umbrellaman
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage

A wikipedia-like website dedicated solely to movie/tv cliches, or "tropes" as they call them.

6/9/2008 7:06:00 PM

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""silenced" large caliber rifle sounds like a mouse sneeze.

"


I lol'ed

6/9/2008 7:18:02 PM

Mr. Joshua
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computers that project something onto the operators face

6/9/2008 7:20:34 PM

ddf583
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How bout' whenever one of the main characters dies someones always holds them til they die or kisses them or what-have-you. How bout' calling a fucking ambulance or trying some CPR?

6/9/2008 7:26:07 PM

dannyp45
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i don't know about you guys but i'm kind of tired of the whole raining scene when something sad happens i.e. funerals/break ups/new york projects at night

also this is when a Sarah McLachlan song kicks in

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 7:29 PM. Reason : .]

6/9/2008 7:26:58 PM

dweedle
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surprised no one has posted

NAGGERS

yet

6/9/2008 7:33:00 PM

Skallah
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When someone walks backwards into the street and is hit by a large oncoming vehicle.

6/9/2008 7:35:09 PM

EmptyFriend
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people dying almost instantly from a gunshot to the stomach (even worse when it only applies to bad guys, the good guys can go for hours with bullets in em)

6/9/2008 8:14:27 PM

dweedle
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this guy being the mexican of the movie

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 8:16 PM. Reason : actually that doesn't really annoy me that much]

6/9/2008 8:16:04 PM

Mr. Joshua
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People who live in New York with lower income jobs but live in awesome apartments.

6/9/2008 8:23:49 PM

EmptyFriend
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^that reminds me:

gigantic college dorm rooms/suites.

6/9/2008 8:38:03 PM

dweedle
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lunchroom scenes where the protagonist is walking with a tray and gets tripped by an antagonist

6/9/2008 8:39:00 PM

johnrey80
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Joe has Bill at gunpoint. Joe is squeezing the trigger (close-up on trigger).

Loud BANG.

Joe falls to the ground, revealing Jenny (the romantic interest boning Bill later) pulled the trigger first.

6/9/2008 8:39:35 PM

E Mun
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-Black dude getting killed first
-Male and female who hate each other at first, then slowly fall in love.
-Shooting people in the body (armored) when their head is clearly un-armored.
-rappers who star in movies AND make the theme song (Deep Blue Sea)
-Bad guy who chases after good guys by way of walking and the good guys/victims are running, but can never get away lol.

These aren't serious annoyances, just minor annoying trends that I see in a lot of movies, most of the time its funny to watch...lol.

[Edited on June 9, 2008 at 9:07 PM. Reason : ]

6/9/2008 9:01:56 PM

Jeepin4x4
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i know ive posted in this thread, but man you guys need to stop watching movies.

6/9/2008 9:06:27 PM

eyedrb
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A car pulling away at 5 miles per hour..sounding like a 100mph skid.

6/9/2008 9:11:51 PM

statefan24
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Quote :
"Beginning of movie normally focuses on how issue A comes about. Halfway into the movie there's normally a scene where everything appears to have settled down to the point where main character is making peace with issue A. Then out of thin air issue B reveals itself and now the main character must not only get over issue A but B as well."


sounds to me like you're referring to the phenomenon known as "good writing"???

6/9/2008 9:22:57 PM

Mr Scrumples
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NAGGERS

6/9/2008 9:23:42 PM

Mr. Joshua
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DOA firearms that click repeatedly when empty as the character keeps squeezing the trigger.

6/9/2008 10:16:35 PM

simonn
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"Joe has Bill at gunpoint. Joe is squeezing the trigger (close-up on trigger).

Loud BANG.

Joe falls to the ground, revealing Jenny (the romantic interest boning Bill later) pulled the trigger first."

YES.

6/9/2008 10:37:29 PM

Mr. Joshua
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People falling through previously sturdy balcony railings after being shot.

6/9/2008 10:45:10 PM

jwb9984
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anytime someone is shot and flies backward several feet or is completely lifted off the ground

6/9/2008 10:51:56 PM

jstpack
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When the dying guy has time to tell everyone around him how he really feels, but runs out of breath before revealing the most important piece of information being sought after in the movie.

Not only is this cliche, but it's also rage inducing as you realize you still have several more minutes of bullshit to continue to sit through.

6/9/2008 10:55:06 PM

dweedle
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the see-saw effect

where someone is standing on a conveniently fulcrumed board and another person jumps on the other end and launches the other guy an insane height

6/9/2008 10:55:38 PM

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black guy meets white/asian guy comedy

rush hour and movies of the like.

6/9/2008 10:59:43 PM

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