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Old 02-13-2011, 12:47 PM
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I could do without the cliche's, but I need pretty girls in my movies
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:03 AM
Location: McLean, VA
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Originally Posted by HeleenieWeenie View Post

When did the Summer BlockBuster movies turn into this scene (over & over & Over)..."good guys running in slow motion from exploding fireball"....

That started in a Sly Stallone or Bruce Willis movie about 10 yrs. ago and has become the "standard big moment". in all the tripe leaving the L.A. studios!

Sam Peckinpah started this techinique in the 1960's.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:35 PM
Location: SoCal
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The 'last gasp' of the bad guy, monster, alien, etc. So predictable.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:15 PM
Location: Arizona
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1) Sex is this magical intimate moment

2) Anything can explode

3) If you want to be attractive you have to be thin, good looking, and successful
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:36 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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I just watched Remember the Titans, and the "teenage" cast of football players was a bunch of men in their late 20's.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:18 PM
Location: Tennessee
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My biggest movie peeve, prep school types in leading man roles. Are there no blue collar types/manly men that take up acting anymore because the manly men actors are getting old now.

Seriously, some of these actors aren't bad actors but they are too wussified/pretty/immature for me to see them in action adventures or sweeping some woman off her feet. Not buying it. I envision some of them as not long out of short pants or living with their mom or getting their nails buffed.

They aren't all young, either, and this is NOT a gay/straight thing. Sometimes I think wimpy writers write themselves into leading man parts.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Location: Massachusetts
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How about the kissing scenes in movies? You know, where a man and a woman never kiss each other full on the lips but, instead, one person is kissing the other's bottom lip while the other one is kissing the other's top lip. And it's always a close-up.

The storylines in which the financially poor guy falls in love with an upper-class rich girl but manages to win her heart, liberating her from the emotional and sexual confines of her class.

Also, when someone plants a bomb and then walks away but doesn't even turn around or is startled as it goes off right behind him. Not to mention, the character always hears perfectly well afterwards.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:48 AM
Location: Orlando, FL
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The single women working mediocre jobs living in huge New York City apartments.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:29 PM
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SWAT wasn't that bad. Other movies are bad, but not SWAT.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:55 AM
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Shaky camera footage. Yes, it makes it look more realistic, but it makes it impossible to see what's happening on screen. I just quit looking at the screen while watching action scenes in The Bourne Ultimatum because I couldn't see what was happening.

Southerners/rural people being dirty, uneducated, racist, sexist, homophobic, Bible-thumping, backwards bigots. Or any combination of the previously mentioned. Once you get out of the city in most movies, anyone you come across is a hate-filled and ignorant troglodyte. I don't think anyone writing films in Hollywood has ever been outside of a big city.
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