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Your movie pet peeve?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian_J, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. Brian_J

    Brian_J Second Unit

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    ...when people sit down at a bar or a restaurant and order a full drink or a full meal and then not touch it, then decide to leave. Who does that?
    Yeah this is petty. That's why I put it in the After Hours Lounge rather than the Movie Forum.
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  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Bugs me too! [​IMG] Another pet peeve: when movie characters with perfect bodies are constantly seen eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol all the time! And they never gain an ounce! Yeah, right!
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    Hello Brian, remember me? [​IMG]
    The one thing that has always bothered me in films, is when the main charactor turns on the t.v. or radio, and just as he/she turns it on, the news, or information he/she needs is instantly mentioned AS SOON AS THE T.V. OR RADIO IS TURNED ON!
    I tell ya, I wish I had that kind of timing!
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  6. Ricky f

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    The one thing that annoys me beyond belief is when your in the theater and there is about 5 or 6 people there as well and then someone comes in and out of 100 seats available they sit right in front of you
    That is why I always bring my chainsaw and lop off their heads.
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    Actually, a real pet peeve of mine is when a major disaster is happening and people are supposed to be running for their lives away from the thing, but instead, they look like they are taking a casual jog away from it.
    Check out Independence Day when the aliens unleash their hell upon the Empire State building, people are running with big items in their hands, taking their time not to trample on anyone else, jogging around cars and other small objects. Same thing in Los Angeles when the fireball is heading towards the tunnel. Please.
     
  9. Glenn Overholt

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    The one that bugs me is when they are in a courtroom and the person on the stand is told to just answer 'yes' or 'no'. For once I'd like to see them reply, but that won't be the whole truth.
    Glenn
     
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    Day-for night scenes bug me, it almost always obvious its really day.
    Fake rain storms, it rains very heavily, enough for a cow in Kansas to want to get a life-preserver, but its also really sunny.
    Speeded up film, it never looks like the boat (or whatever) is going fast, just that the film has been speed up.
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  12. Jon_Are

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    This one's easy for me: the fact that people never, ever say good-bye when concluding a phone conversation. How rude!
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  13. RobertR

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    People who supposedly had wild passionate sex the previous night are very anxious to demurely cover themselves with a sheet the next morning, even when getting out of bed.
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  14. Brian_J

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    ...or how bout when a woman is lying naked in bed and pulls the sheets to cover her from the angle of the camera. It usually looks like a mistake where the sheet slips and they are like...whoops grab it.
    Brian
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  15. Henry C

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    Or how they almost never wear a seatbelt when they drive. That's a real good message to get across.
    Henry
     
  16. Rob Lutter

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    my biggest movie pet peeve:
    In scary movies when the killer is walking and yet is always behind a person running as fast as they can [​IMG]
    ...seen alot in 70s horror movies [​IMG]
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  17. TonyD

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    how about when anyone goes through a door they never shut it in a movie or tv.
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    >>>>>When people are driving in movies, they never, never use their signals.
     
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    I hate it when characters are introduced at the beginning of a movie and it seems unnatural. You know what I mean...it's like two minutes into the movie and there's a little scene where the detective is in his office and somebody yells, "John! Yo, John Smith, you're wife's on the phone" and the detective turns around into his awkward close-up. Ok, we get that his name is John Smith. Isn't there another way to introduce characters? I can't think of any examples, but I've seen it done well a bunch of times...
     

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