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    Jan 23, 2014, 7:50 PM - Things you're tired of seeing in movies #1

    What is the one thing you are sick of seeing in movies?

    For me, it's the slow motion fight scenes, especially if it also involves the high wire stuff.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:18 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #2

    The Wilhelm scream.

    Cheers,

    Kraig
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:19 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #3

    Physically impossible feats in the name of excitement.

    I'm not talking improbable things, I'm talking about 250-rounds-of-ammo-in-a-pistol-magazine, normal-human-jumps-down-three-stories-and-land-with-no-injuries, explosion-goes-off-behind-the-person-with-no-ill-effects, run-a-car-off-a-roof-and-barrel-roll-it-to-rip-a-bomb-off-using-a-hook-on-a-wrecking-ball-and-land-on-all-four-wheels-with-absolutely-no-damage-to-the-car impossible feats.

    Sick of them.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:23 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #4

    An entire cast of perfect looking people with perfect hair and makeup, regardless of time period or distressing situations.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:33 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #5

    Contemporary music in period pieces (completely destroyed A Knight's Tale... that and the Nike Armor).

    Dance scenes where apparently everyone is not only a professional dancer, but they have perfect choreography as well.

    Stupid bad guys that REALLY need to read the Evil Overlord List.

    People who cannot do accents correctly (I'm looking at you, Kevin Costner...)
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:37 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #6

    "white savior" movies
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    Jan 23, 2014, 8:40 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #7

    Actually, you wanna know what I am REALLY tired of seeing in movies?


    Unnecessary and often horrific sequels and/or remakes.


    PLEASE STAHP!!!
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:06 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #8

    Head-butts..
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:08 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #9

    When a character knocks on the front door and it's answered in less than 10 seconds.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:12 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #10

    shaky-cam, flavor of the month bands making the movie a giant music video, bad cgi (let's face suddenly every movie's cgi isn't much better than scifi channel).
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:23 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #11

    Movies that sell because of their cast, unnecessary romance stuff, Disney movie deaths (apparently, falling is the only way to die in a Disney movie), generic web search engines no one has ever heard of, explosions that happen for no possible reason, alien invasions always happen in London, New York City, major cities, and the list goes on and on...
    Joosh, rodneyfaile, Fiction Engineered, I second yours.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:27 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #12

    How loud computer keys are when a character is typing.

    Characters who read out loud while they write something, or read something out loud when they are alone.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:37 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #13

    cinema verite aka. "shaky cam" - in the early days (e.g. Hill Street Blues) it was used in moderation.
    Nowadays it's used to a ridiculous degree - camera sweeps across an elbow then an eyeball then ... WTF?
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:39 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #14

    James Kenobi 1138 said: View Post
    How loud computer keys are when a character is typing.

    Characters who read out loud while they write something, or read something out loud when they are alone.
    Remember when reading a letter alone or while writing was doing in a voice over which made more sense? Poor camera work in general, nobody uses traditional camera shots anymore. Oh not filming in location anymore but dressing up another country to look like the US (I'm looking at you George Romero).
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:54 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #15

    I'm also going with shaky cam, my number one peeve.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:59 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #16

    Shaky cam when everything is very dark...

    I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING!!!

    Anyone else annoyed by that???
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    Jan 23, 2014, 9:59 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #17

    The names: michael bay, damon lindelof, jj abrams, alex kurtzman, and roberto orci in the credits. Also tired of movies based on 80s properties made by directors and writers who had no interest in the subject matter back then.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 10:27 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #18

    smarmy comedies about Hollywood where every character is supposed to be charmingly and disarmingly eccentric
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:05 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #19

    rebooted classics that "modernize" details that don't really need it ...
    e.g. Casino Royale - changing Baccarat to Texas Hold'em,
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:08 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #20

    Found footage. If you can't afford to make a real movie, use you mommy's Visa card.

    Yes, there are a few I really, really love. But the vast majority look like they were made by junior high kids on an iphone.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:23 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #21

    breaking someone's neck by approaching from behind, grabbing their chin and snapping their head to the side
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:27 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #22

    Fiction Engineered said: View Post
    Stupid bad guys that REALLY need to read the Evil Overlord List.
    I actually have this on the wall of my writing office (my part time job that doesn't pay anything at the moment) and about a forty page story that I work on when I need a break from my other writing that takes them all into account. A couple of people that have read it tell me I should push forward and turn it into a novel in of itself, but I think if I did that I'd have to donate proceeds to charity or something since parts of it (like "Try to take him alive, if it is reasonably practical") are pulled verbatim from the list.

    As it is its a great reminder of tired cliches.

    Also, second or third anyone that has said shaky camera. I shouldn't leave a movie feeling like I need to get checked for Parkinson's.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:36 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #23

    HA HA HA! Guys, let's make a movie with this list! I bet there are still people who are screaming: "Unrealistic!"
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:39 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #24

    Teal and Orange.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 11:49 PM - re: Things you're tired of seeing in movies #25

    I always wanted to make a movie called 'Cliche' with every possible one crammed into it.

    Unless of course that concept is one as well, in which case........

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