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Old 04-17-2021, 02:12 PM
 
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Nobody says goodbye when they hang up the phone.

Whenever somebody is told "You gotta see this, turn on the TV" the item starts at the beginning.

People come home and walk halfway through the house in the dark before turning on a lamp. Duh, there was a light switch right next to the door you came in through.

Somebody says "It's quiet out there." The response is invariably "Yeah, too quiet."
True!

Also, when someone calls someone, they always answer on the first ring, or ring and a half.

Money transactions are quick and effortless. They usually have exact change or say, "keep the change."

Actresses stay pretty even when they are dying - Charlize Theron in Sweet November.
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Old 04-17-2021, 03:00 PM
 
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* Whenever the male protagonist is with a female (love interest, wife, etc.) and tries to run away from something, he'll always make sure to hold the hand of the lady he's with throughout the chase. If I were being chased, I'm running as fast as I can, if the other party cannot keep up, that's on them.

* In any situation where the protagonist must leave a building or area (after doing some sneaky thing like stealing a file), there will ALWAYS be a 'suspenseful' sequence just as soon as the protagonist clears the security scanner/checkpoint/guard shack. Right as the protagonist seemingly walks away free, a guard will immediately call out for him to stop. The protagonist freezes as the camera zooms in on his "oh sh*t" face, while suspenseful music builds and the audience is on edge of seat. The protagonist oh so slooooowly turns around, and then the security guard approaches and says, "oh sir, I think you forgot this" as the guard hands over the briefcase (containing the stolen files). Audience sighs with relief.

* In ANY movie that takes place in a forest and wilderness area, there will ALWAYS be a sequence where the protagonist will come upon a grizzly bear, complete with bear rearing up on its hind legs, bearing its teeth and snarling away.

* In every single freaking movie fight scene in existence, there will ALWAYS be a sequence where the gun or knife is just out of reach and the protagonist will strain to reach it while the bad guy is pummeling him or grabbing onto his leg.

* In a fight sequence between the good guy and main bad guy, it will go back and forth until finally the bad guy is on his back while the good guy agonizes over whether to fatally stab him or shoot him for good. Good guy decides to have a moral conscience and shoots the bad guy but off to side of shoulder to make some point (usually the camera will only show him shooting, and then camera pans down to see the bad guy still alive). But wait, there's more. As the good guy walks away, the bad guy will inevitably reach for a weapon and try go kill the good guy, but bad guy gets shot by another person off screen.
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Old 04-17-2021, 03:37 PM
 
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Cliches keep coming:

The leading man is usually strong and capable. But he's given a goofy or smart aleck-y friend added for comic relief.

The leading man can have average or below average looks. Regardless, his love interest will be very attractive.

Leading ladies now have wise cracking male friends who are gay.

A faithful husband or wife learns someone has a crush on them (at work or elsewhere). They pledge their unfailing loyalty but
start to spruce up and act friendly or friendlier towards the smitten person (not making a valiant effort to discourage them).

A man notices red flags in his new relationship. That the woman has some disturbing mental health issues. Despite that, he continues to participate in the sex only stopping that when things get really, really scary.

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Old 04-17-2021, 04:10 PM
 
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black guy always dies in the movie........

it was occurring so often that they used the line in a rap song in the Eminem movie:
30 seconds in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfW146HqOqg
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:54 PM
 
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When the hero tells his partner to stay in the car, the partner doesn't and they end up coming face to face with guns drawn, or backing into each other.

Pretty much anytime someone in charge tells someone else to stay anywhere - cop telling passenger, man telling wife, wife telling kid - you can bet that they won't stay there. When not running into each other, the disobedient one will end up saving the other.


Whenever a group is on a mission and the mission depends on each member doing their part and sticking to the script precisely, someone will have a bright idea halfway through and do something completely different.



When a weaker person being attacked somehow disables or knocks out the assailant and has a perfect opportunity to finish them off, they will run so that the assailant can recover quickly and attack them some more. Or the weaker person will seemingly kill the assailant and leave them for dead only to return to the room to see them gone from the place on the floor where they were lying, whereupon the assailant will lunge at them from behind.



When main actor meets pretty woman who dislikes him, he will eventually sleep with her.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:56 PM
 
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Nobody has peripheral vision. Walk right past the villain hiding in the alcove and not see him?

Or eyes in the back of their head, when a person walking becomes aware that they are being followed without turning their head even 10 degrees.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:03 PM
 
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- Fights in movies always end up hand to hand with the bad guy straddling on top of the good guy, slowly trying to push a knife in the good guy's throat. Knife tip reaches within millimeters before good guy does some fancy maneuver to kick him off him. And let's not forget that majority of such fights take place high up on top of a building or cliff where the bad guy will dangle the good guy over the edge.
You forgot that the good guy will baaaaaaaarely fight off the knife... will start losing as it inches closer and closer... and then suddenly at the end comes up with the strength and/or skill/moves to gain the upper hand...


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- The jock always ends up with the awkward girl next door instead of the cheerleading mean girl
Or, there's the woman who's smart or kicks as... and the good guy still goes for the useless blond at the end.


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In rom-coms where they have a plain Jane type girl who "blossoms" at the end, you can tell the "Plain Jane" is
actually a very pretty actress.
Usually for much of the movie it's obvious that she's never been plain-- she just had glasses/long hair. I suppose it's similar to the thing where nobody knows Clark Kent is Superman until he takes his glasses off? Nobody knows the pretty girl is pretty until she takes her glasses off? (No phone booths required though.)


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She doesn't take a bath until something horrible has nearly happened. Then they tuck the kid in bed, Dad leaves the house AND THEN she decides to get totally vulnerable.
Although, to be fair-- she probably waits until she has some alone time, rather than "Honey? Where's my tie? Honey, come watch this TV show with me. Mommy, I'm hungry! Mommy, I gotta go poo-poo in the potty!"

(Okay, I just threw up in my mouth a little at the thought of trying to take a relaxing bath and then someone else comes in and takes a crap...)

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Most women don't have sex while wearing a bra or slip (who even wears a slip any more?), nor do they put them back on to wake up in.

Where do they get those bed sheets that lie smoothly even when they're pulled up to the woman's armpits AND down to the man's waist?
Yeah, never understood the shows where they're dressed. Every scene in The Golden Girls where someone walks in on someone else in bed with somebody-- flannel nightgown. Um...

(And where do they get bed sheets that still lie smoothly after a round of the horizontal polka?)


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*Also in real life, most women do not sleep in full make-up.
LOL. Reminds me of a Youtube video I saw just today where this woman is like, "Hey guys, it's 5 a.m. and I just had the thought..." It's 5 a.m. and you have insomnia... in your false eyelashes? Yuuuuup.


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True!

Also, when someone calls someone, they always answer on the first ring, or ring and a half.

Money transactions are quick and effortless. They usually have exact change or say, "keep the change."

Actresses stay pretty even when they are dying - Charlize Theron in Sweet November.
Or crying. Or exerting themselves to get away from the bad guy/fighting the bad guys. Or are drenched in rain. Etc.


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The leading man is usually strong and capable. But he's given a goofy or smart aleck-y friend added for comic relief.
...who dies.


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A man notices red flags in his new relationship. That the woman has some disturbing mental health issues. Despite that, he continues to participate in the sex only stopping that when things get really, really scary.
To be fair... read the "Relationships" forum some time. You'd be amazed how often this happens in real life.
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:22 PM
 
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A badly injured person escapes the hospital early to get the bad guy. They don’t appear to be in too much pain.

In a horror movie, a person exclaims out loud, “Must be my imagination.” That’s usually
a precursor to their death.

A group of people are trapped in a disaster type movie. A nice elderly person is among
them. We assume the elderly person won’t make it by virtue of their age. They do survive, it’s that
obnoxious middle age man who gets killed off.

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Old 04-17-2021, 08:08 PM
 
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A badly injured person escapes the hospital early to get the bad guy. They don’t appear to be in too much pain.
In fact, injured people often seem to get over it relatively quickly...


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They do survive, it’s that
obnoxious middle age man who gets killed off.
Moral of the story: don't be annoying-- yer gonna die.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:13 PM
 
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* When a movie features a group of villains, like a criminal gang looking to commit violence or robbery, there will always be one member of that group with the heart of gold. Usually that person will be tasked with looking after a hostage, and there will be scenes where that person will eventually confront the leader that killing the hostage is not the right way.

* Suspenseful thriller type movies will always feature a scene where the protagonist cannot complete a cell phone call because there is no signal or the battery is dead.

* I don't see this too often these days, but once in a while in thriller movies, the protagonist or a loved one suffers from an illness that sets up scenes where that person needs dire medical attention before dying. A common disease is diabeetus, and the loved one slowly fades away as the hero tries desperately to get insulin or medical attention.

* Today alone I saw the exact same cliche in two movies I saw on Netflix, Next Three Days and Savages. This is the scene where the protagonist is driving under duress and suddenly a cop pulls up behind them. Agonizing minutes go by and then the cop suddenly turns on the flashing lights and swerves into the next lane and passes the protagonist (unrelated police call).
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