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dweedle
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"Guys telling a story, cut to flashback scene and something unrelated to the plot is happening, cuts back to real time and the other other person's like "What does this have to do with..." and the guy is like "Hold on, I'm getting to it""


basically all of "Road Trip" was that one

12/13/2011 10:28:57 PM

Slave Famous
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People get assigned code names for a mission or a heist.

Somebody bitches about their code name.

12/23/2011 11:20:54 PM

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Couple gets under the covers and turns out the lights indicating they are going to have sex

People have sex underneath covers? Seems cumbersome

1/10/2012 8:52:28 PM

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Haha, I have if it's cold

1/10/2012 9:26:41 PM

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The reformed badass who, despite having put that life behind him permanently, keeps all of his badass stuff in a trunk so that he can go berzerker in under 5 minutes if need be.

1/10/2012 11:03:58 PM

dweedle
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someone reveals that they've recorded an incriminating conversation with someone else by whipping out a tape and playing it right then

1/18/2012 9:44:12 PM

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its night time, the camera pans to the stars...and wouldn't you know it a shooting star! if i had a million dollars everytime i've seen that in a movie, well i'd be worth at least 15 million dollars

1/28/2012 12:10:54 AM

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douche jocks in movies being total idiots

2/4/2012 5:00:03 PM

TreeTwista10
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A group of old friends, guys and girls, get reunited one last time before going their separate ways and decide to have some type of open relationship sexy orgy

Most of them back out after reflecting on how much they already love the person they're involved with or married to

2/4/2012 5:25:24 PM

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Dudes carrying swords strapped to their back.

Try it sometime, it's impossible to do without looking like a total retard (basically you have to pull it most of the way out, then stop, grab the blade, pull it the rest of the way, and then grip it normally again). A person's arms aren't long enough.

Movies usually obscure this with creative use of cuts. Shows the hero reach up behind him, start to pull out his sword; cuts to the bad guys standing around looking nervous; cuts back to the hero with sword in hand.

[Edited on February 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM. Reason : This is movies and video games]

2/4/2012 5:46:31 PM

TreeTwista10
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John Henson could do it

2/4/2012 5:56:25 PM

Wraith
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^^Haha good call. Video games are usually pretty bad about this. Checkout the 0:30 mark in this trailer for Skyward Sword:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dYgrMz_XBI

2/4/2012 6:18:44 PM

AndyMac
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Yeah in that one you can see the sword just clips straight through the scabbard. You can do that with animation.

Here's the Skyrim live action trailer, they do the cuts that I'm talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1AenlOEXao 50 second mark

2/4/2012 8:21:47 PM

punchmonk
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One that really grates my nerves is how people tilt their heads back when popping pills without water. Who does that irl?

[Edited on February 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM. Reason : Autocorrect]

2/4/2012 9:41:09 PM

tacolu
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I do. But now that I think about it, it might be because I see people doing it in the movies, and I do it kinda out of habit?

2/5/2012 12:23:15 AM

TreeTwista10
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The veteran cop/businessman says something vindictive, his younger and meeker partner morally calls him out on it, and the veteran replies with "I've given X number of years to this department/company not to see it ruined by tragic hero of movie"

2/5/2012 10:06:39 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7yeA7a0uS3A#t=24s

2/5/2012 10:15:25 AM

dweedle
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under-the-table perspective of people snorting cocaine

3/7/2012 9:09:16 PM

whotboy
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Maybe more of a TV cliche, but characters whose birthday falls on Feb 29.

Modern Family disappointed me with this recently.

3/10/2012 3:30:26 PM

horrorshow
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anything with sandra bullock julia roberts maryl streep diane keaton... ugh.


cliche: we're a dysfunctional bunch of people/family/group of friends but we're so happy about it.

[Edited on March 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM. Reason : .]

3/13/2012 1:11:30 PM

tchenku
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"any close up of someones foot hitting the gas pedal, or drum pedal, or someone changing gears in a car"


oh come on. that's not so bad in itself. I think it would be weird to have a driver furiously shifting gears and you don't see any footwork/shifting.

what's bad is the shot when the driver nails the throttle in the middle of the chase as if he's been at half throttle the whole time. or when upshifting gives you a big acceleration boost. I've had a friend ask me IRL if I ever use 5th gear while driving and was a bit shocked when I told him I do.

[Edited on March 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM. Reason : ^add Kate Hudson ]

3/15/2012 9:29:37 PM

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It's a long thread, and I didn't look through it all, but:

When the bad guy is an unstoppable machine, and snaps people's necks and does these one hit kills, but whenever he gets near the hero, he throws him across the room/field/building repeatedly instead of just doing the same thing he did to every other jobber.

3/16/2012 12:54:37 AM

Mr. Joshua
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any variation of:
(shocked) "OMG! I thought you were dead!"
(calmly) "I get that a lot lately."

3/21/2012 4:03:57 PM

dmspack
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maybe more of a tv (sitcom) cliche, but...a group of guys are looking for an female's opinion on something and turn to the girl, "hey [name] you're a girl, right?"

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"what's bad is the shot when the driver nails the throttle in the middle of the chase as if he's been at half throttle the whole time. or when upshifting gives you a big acceleration boost. I've had a friend ask me IRL if I ever use 5th gear while driving and was a bit shocked when I told him I do."


lol, that's a good one.

[Edited on June 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM. Reason : d]

6/29/2012 6:33:32 PM

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"He's gone. . ."

". . . there's nothing else you can do for him."

Second part optional. Otherwise, just walk away solemnly.

6/30/2012 3:37:00 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Michael Ironside

7/6/2012 12:39:40 PM

cain
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"Dudes carrying swords strapped to their back.

Try it sometime, it's impossible to do without looking like a total retard (basically you have to pull it most of the way out, then stop, grab the blade, pull it the rest of the way, and then grip it normally again). A person's arms aren't long enough"


Just an aside, a back sheath is general split on the sides near the top to allow for sword to be angled out after a certain point. Depending on the size of the person a decent sized blade could still be drawn this way.

7/6/2012 12:58:07 PM

paerabol
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Getting it back in is probably a pain

7/6/2012 1:18:40 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Physic abilities that for some reason only work when you hold your index and middle finger to your temple.

8/28/2012 1:27:08 PM

JK
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I do the head tilt back when throwing back a pill.

It sort of launches it, so it doesn't get stuck on your tongue when you try and swallow without water. Especially with the chalky tablet types.

8/28/2012 1:35:09 PM

TreeTwista10
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stomping on a cellphone so that it no longer works will make sure the SIM card, microSD, etc are destroyed and no data will be recoverable by law enforcement

4/22/2013 12:06:20 AM

Mr. Joshua
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Special forces and mercenary teams are all made up of unique individuals from unique backgrounds and each carries a unique weapon that uses different ammo than anyone else on the team.

6/28/2013 11:42:10 PM

Smath74
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^there's always a latino guy who speaks/prays in spanish

6/29/2013 12:25:20 AM

ssclark
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^^ tbh, that makes sense to me, tbh

6/29/2013 1:29:07 AM

Smath74
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doctor (etc) pulls bullet out of wound

puts bullet in metal dish with a clink sound.

7/14/2013 7:44:03 PM

dweedle
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watching Bourne Identity?

7/14/2013 8:05:34 PM

nOOb
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Mark walhberg . Everything he does in a film

7/14/2013 8:10:45 PM

Smath74
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^^haha i sure am. pulled out the DVD's tonight.

7/14/2013 9:40:36 PM

BridgetSPK
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Movie cliches are familiar and cozy, not annoying. I love all this stuff.

7/14/2013 10:06:38 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Flinching during the rifle volley at military funerals.

8/12/2013 12:50:01 AM

Mr. Joshua
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Fat guys are perverts.

9/24/2013 3:21:48 AM

red baron 22
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The lead detective is stumped on a case, so he goes into a rage and destroys his desk. He then looks down on the floor at an open folder and sees the obvious clue that he missed the whole time.


Ace Ventura
The Usual Suspects
Prisoners (2013)
etc

9/24/2013 5:54:28 PM

dweedle
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thought about one the other day

final scene takes place in a tomb or something and after a villain is taken care of, the whole place comes falling down as people try to escape

9/24/2013 6:01:53 PM

carzak
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Pathogens that turn people into zombies within seconds of transmission (I'm looking at you, World War Z).

9/24/2013 10:40:12 PM

Mr. Joshua
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Briefcase sniper rifles that get put together.

9/27/2013 8:59:39 AM

dmidkiff
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^haha yep. The whole point of the briefcase is to not draw attention. Then, after they've fired the shot(s), they hastily run away carrying the briefcase in one hand, and the fully assembled gun in the other

9/28/2013 9:26:59 AM

dweedle
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in action movies...the girlfriends/wives of the hero ALLLWAYS work at a hospital

11/15/2013 8:51:37 PM

AndyMac
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Guy A has guy B at gunpoint and makes his demands. 5 seconds later, to drive home the point, he pulls back the hammer on his gun and repeats his demand.

People haven't had to do that in 150 years.

11/15/2013 9:01:34 PM

Smath74
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^^Sum of all Fears?

11/15/2013 10:35:48 PM

TreeTwista10
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^Juice

11/15/2013 10:40:01 PM

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