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chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 12:58 PM
ok, this is the thread where you post your TV/Movie pet-peeves. it can be anything. it could be production flaws, actor mistakes or writing mistakes, just post them here!

my pet peeve:

actors talking while eating. they almost always seem to overdo it, like they've got a giant cock in their mouth or something. i was watching an old episode of frasier yesterday where he was talking and eating m&ms with someone, and you'd think they were eating a giant turkey bone or something. the ladies on sex and the city are awful about this too.

anyways, what's YOUR TV/Movie pet peeve?!

Mr.Nipples
03-13-2007, 01:03 PM
that trick where it looks like the camera is having a seizure, its in every horror movie thats been made within the last 10 years and its fucking stupid.

sonofhal
03-13-2007, 01:04 PM
Jack Bauer has a truly miraculous bladder, and never gets stuck in traffic in LA.

codytwo
03-13-2007, 01:06 PM
Poorly acted one-sided telephone conversations without a goodbye really tick me off.

chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 01:09 PM
Poorly acted one-sided telephone conversations without a goodbye really tick me off.

yes! and when the conversation lasts like two seconds, and then they get off and take 5 minutes to explain what the person said and they magically got directions to where they're going in all that too.

Hannahrain
03-13-2007, 01:10 PM
Product placement annoys me to no end. Too bad it's virtually unavoidable.

chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 01:17 PM
the canned honking noise trucks make when they pass is obnoxious. it's the same in EVERY.MOVIE!

also, it's sooooo annoying when someone obviously has to clear their throat, and they just keep talking. CLEAR YOUR DAMNED THROAT! YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO MAKE THE *AHEM* NOISE, JUST BREATHE AND SWALLOW!

SojuGorae
03-13-2007, 01:19 PM
Jack Bauer has a truly miraculous bladder, and never gets stuck in traffic in LA.

He's Jack Bauer. He gets things done. He killed logic by biting its neck off and then urinating down its neck.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-13-2007, 02:03 PM
Car doors are never locked. Characters just close the door and walk away (usually with the windows down too)

When they come back, the car's still there - WITH THE FUCKIN' STEREO!!

That never happens in reality!

dontfeedthebird
03-13-2007, 02:06 PM
I hate it when Morgan Freeman is the wise black man.

bumper31
03-13-2007, 02:06 PM
How the six million dollar man (and woman for that matter) actually go in slow motion when they are supposed to be running really quickly......

bumper31
03-13-2007, 02:06 PM
How the A team didn't kill anybody...I wanted to see dismemberment godamit

bumper31
03-13-2007, 02:08 PM
Why doesn't Old Ben Kenobi remember owning a droid? When in the prequels he did.....

Come on George get your shit together man

bumper31
03-13-2007, 02:09 PM
He's Jack Bauer. He gets things done. He killed logic by biting its neck off and then urinating down its neck.

I'm just amazed by his powers of recovery.....that bloke doesn't need medical insurance

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-13-2007, 02:14 PM
I'm just amazed by his powers of recovery.....that bloke doesn't need medical insurance

Medical insurance needs Jack Bauer...

R3d Snapper
03-13-2007, 02:19 PM
I hate the use of stock sounds.

I hate that Darren Aronofsky used Rachel Weisz(his wife) in The Fountain. She sucks and I can't stand how she uses her voice. If he continues to use her in his films I will be thoroughly pissed off.

Sports movies involving underdog teams.

Remakes of foreign films. The pang brothers did a great job on The Eye, no need to remake it because americans are too lazy to read subtitles.

Remakes of classics. Naomi Watts in a remake of The Birds, are you fucking kidding me?

chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 02:20 PM
i also hate when people are hiding and "whispering" (never sounds like real whispering) from a bad guy who's in the same room and magically the bad guy never hears them.

bumper31
03-13-2007, 02:20 PM
I hate the use of stock sounds.

I hate that Darren Aronofsky used Rachel Weisz(his wife) in The Fountain. She sucks and I can't stand how she uses her voice. If he continues to use her in his films I will be thoroughly pissed off.



Have you not seen The Constant Gardener...she was hot......and good

R3d Snapper
03-13-2007, 02:21 PM
Have you not seen The Constant Gardener...she was hot......and good

I have...didnt change my mind.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-13-2007, 02:26 PM
I hate it when 90 minutes of stylized slow motion blood spatter replaces actual storytelling in movies these days...

TomAz
03-13-2007, 02:27 PM
replaces? i think that is the storytelling.

codytwo
03-13-2007, 02:27 PM
How the six million dollar man (and woman for that matter) actually go in slow motion when they are supposed to be running really quickly......

You're a retard. It would look really cheesy to speed up the running. Just watch old Batman and Robin or Wonderwoman episodes to see how much better the slowed down effect is.

What should piss you off is the inclusion of the names of real-life bands in movies and tv shows to convey a character's "hipness." Like when a character is dark and brooding and listens to a lot of Radiohead and makes fun of her family members when they ask her about Sleater-Kinney or something. God I hated even typing that shit.

fatbastard
03-13-2007, 02:46 PM
I hate when volume level is manipulated. Example. I turn up the volume on a movie because two people are speaking in a low tone then all of a suddon "BOOM or CRASH". I quickly lower the volume then another scene of low talking happens again. One arm has to stay pointed toward the set throughout the entire movie.

chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 02:48 PM
I hate when volume level is manipulated. Example. I turn up the volume on a movie because two people are speaking in a low tone then all of a suddon "BOOM or CRASH". I quickly lower the volume then another scene of low talking happens again. One arm has to stay pointed toward the set throughout the entire movie.

ugh, good one! i can't stand that!

vicorintian
03-13-2007, 03:01 PM
i might be alone in this boat, but it really annoys me when characters are having a conversation thatīs actually two different conversations, and each is talking to themselves. ie: The Gilmore Girls!!

york707
03-13-2007, 03:06 PM
When people are shown driving a car that they are not really driving and overcompensate on teh steering wheel, going back and forth.

semisonic
03-13-2007, 03:13 PM
I hate the music-video-style jittery, fast-motion, jump-cut editing that lots of TV directors still use, apparently on the assumption that we have such short attention spans that we'll switch channels if the camera doesn't change angles, zoom back and forth or wiggle around every five seconds. I've watched shows where they are supposedly showing you how to, for example, refinish your hardwood floor, but the camera work and editing is so frantic you can't tell what the hell the people are doing.

chairmenmeow47
03-13-2007, 03:15 PM
When people are shown driving a car that they are not really driving and overcompensate on teh steering wheel, going back and forth.

i also hate how they look at the person sitting next to them for like 5 minutes without ever looking back at the road.

R3d Snapper
03-13-2007, 03:18 PM
The drunken camera work employed on every MTV Cribs episode.

Unrealistic blood. Shouldn't they have the right consistency and color after all these years?

comiddle
03-13-2007, 03:18 PM
Shitty accents! I just saw The Departed and the faux Boston accent annoyed the hell out of me.
I'm actually avoiding Blood Diamond just because of that.

TomAz
03-13-2007, 03:22 PM
http://www.laughingplace.com/files/columns/TOON20041213/pic1.jpg

jimmycrackcorn
03-13-2007, 03:27 PM
:pulse i LOVE widescreen format:pulse ... all movies are filmed that way and they actually have to go out of their way to change it from the original version... ALL dvd's should have the widescreen version on one side and the fullscreen on the other side + i wish ALL movies had close captioning for the hearing impaired
:afu

boarderwoozel3
03-13-2007, 03:33 PM
In movies when they punch through car windows without any pain etc.

Hannahrain
03-13-2007, 03:38 PM
When they turn amazing books into lousy movies.

and sequels that have no business being made in the first place:
http://www.cinemarts.com/itemimages/item_2684_1.jpg

lindseyb
03-13-2007, 04:34 PM
Things you learn at the movies.

1. Large, loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of most people, whether they are employed or not.

2. One of a pair of identical twins is always born evil.

3. Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry which wire to cut. You will always choose the right one.

4. Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communications system of any invading alien society.

5. It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing round in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.

6. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in your bedroom will still be clearly visible, just slightly bluish.

7. If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to become a world expert on nuclear fission at the age of 22.

8. Honest and hard working policemen are traditionally gunned down three days before their retirement.

9. Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their archenemies using complicated machinery involving fuses, pulley systems, deadly gasses, lasers, and man-eating sharks, and then depart without witnessing the cruel and diabolical demise which will allow their captives at least 20 minutes to escape.

10. During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

11.All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets that reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

12. All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French bread.

13. It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone in
the control tower to talk you down.

14. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off-even while scuba diving.

15. In war it is impossible to die unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

16. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German or Russian officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. A German or Russian accent will do. (It used to be an English accent for the German).

17. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

18. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

19. If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

20. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises alone in their most revealing underwear.

21. Word processors never display a cursor on screen but will always say: Enter ... Password Now.

22. Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.

23. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts so you know exactly when they're going to go off.

24. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

25. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you meet will know all the steps.

26. Police departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

27. When they are alone, all foreign military officers prefer to speak to each other in English.

TheGunslinger138
03-13-2007, 04:44 PM
When an actor is cast as a character who's a smoker and he has obviously no idea how to smoke and doesn't inhale and the act ends up looking so forced and fake (e.g. John Travolta).

NoneForMeThanks
03-13-2007, 04:52 PM
When people are shown driving a car that they are not really driving and overcompensate on teh steering wheel, going back and forth.


This is mine. Tom Cruise has yet to get this one down.

codytwo
03-13-2007, 04:54 PM
The fact that all Romans and Greeks depicted in the past 15 years have had faint British accents.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-13-2007, 05:06 PM
The fact that all Romans and Greeks depicted in the past 15 years have had faint British accents.


Hey, why not? Most people in space dramas sound like they come from California!

jackstraw94086
03-13-2007, 05:11 PM
The fact that all Romans and Greeks depicted in the past 15 years have had faint British accents.

should they all speak ancient greek or latin?
How about a comical stereotype accent ("Issa meee, a-Mario!")

RickeyinLA
03-13-2007, 05:20 PM
I hated it in the old Batman tv series when Batman and Robin were "supposedly" climbing up the side of a building using one rope and they are perfectly perpendicular to the building and the tenants would open their windows to pop out to make a witty comment. Wait - I kind of loved that actually.

Never mind.

full on idle
03-13-2007, 06:05 PM
those are funny lindsayb

Popcynical
03-13-2007, 06:14 PM
25. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you meet will know all the steps.

That's one of my biggest ones. Actually... the only time I've ever enjoyed one of these scenes was in Clerks 2.

codytwo
03-13-2007, 06:26 PM
should they all speak ancient greek or latin?
How about a comical stereotype accent ("Issa meee, a-Mario!")

The comical stereotype is actually what I think of whenever I see one of those movies. It would make them much more interesting.

chairmenmeow47
03-14-2007, 08:48 AM
lindsey, that's great! the french bread thing is hilarious.

TomAz
03-14-2007, 08:50 AM
Things you learn at the movies.

1. Large, loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of most people, whether they are employed or not.

...

27. When they are alone, all foreign military officers prefer to speak to each other in English.

yeah i got that email too. years ago.

full on idle
03-14-2007, 09:13 AM
hey that's why you're the boss, boss. You got the emails before Lindsey was a twinkle in her mother's eye. Now show me some post-ironic photo/youtube love!

chairmenmeow47
03-14-2007, 09:32 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/image.php?u=21&dateline=1173849804

MITCH, MITCH, MITCHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

TomAz
03-14-2007, 09:41 AM
hey that's why you're the boss, boss. You got the emails before Lindsey was a twinkle in her mother's eye. Now show me some post-ironic photo/youtube love!

"post-ironic". I like that. +5 to you.

http://mishami.image.pbase.com/g4/43/97343/2/60291634.happyfamily.jpg

downingthief
03-14-2007, 09:54 AM
Violence is everywhere on TV, yet everyone freaks out at the sight of a woman's breast.

TomAz
03-14-2007, 10:12 AM
gotta draw the line somewhere.

baddream
03-14-2007, 10:40 AM
27. When they are alone, all foreign military officers prefer to speak to each other in English.

This is definetely mine....

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-14-2007, 06:01 PM
The only reason anyone in movies goes to the bathroom is so that they can be overheard discussing a major plot point by someone in one of the cubicles.

fatbastard
03-17-2007, 08:53 AM
I hate in when two people are having a conversation and they start speaking faster and finishing each other's sentences. Example.

Chacter 1:That means Mikos was telling the truth
Chacter 2:Which means that Ruth was lying
Chacter 1:Because she knew we would suspect Mikos
Chacter 2:And we would not question why she was at the flower shop
Chacter 1:That meant that Helen knew everything
Chacter 2:And that she also knew that Ruth was lying

wmgaretjax
03-17-2007, 09:11 AM
:pulse i LOVE widescreen format:pulse ... all movies are filmed that way and they actually have to go out of their way to change it from the original version... ALL dvd's should have the widescreen version on one side and the fullscreen on the other side + i wish ALL movies had close captioning for the hearing impaired
:afu

Not all movies are shot in 16:9. There are tons of movies shot in 4:3 (look at most movies made in the 50s and before, as well as recent films).

It's a different kind of spatial arrangement, and it works well for some films, and becomes distracting in others. People think that widescreen is "cinematic" and that really irks me.

That said, I agree, if it was shot in widescreen you should see it in sidescreen (there should never be a "full screen" option for movies shot that way.

What is a pet peeve? Bad title sequences. Just check out movies like se7en or north by northwest, i mean, that's a fucking title sequence.

fasttrack
03-17-2007, 04:45 PM
i hate when anybody in a movie is watching a sporting event and just as a goal is about to be scored, the power goes out. same goes for when they're watching the news and something climactic is about to happen.

codytwo
03-17-2007, 05:12 PM
Unexpected horseback riding.

ayates
03-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I've noticed a lot of retail chains are now starting to charge a dollar or two more for widescreen vs. fullscreen. What the fuck is up with that?

I always buy widescreen so of course I have to bitch about it.

menikmati
03-17-2007, 05:51 PM
Why doesn't Old Ben Kenobi remember owning a droid? When in the prequels he did.....

Come on George get your shit together man
What droids did Obi Wan own in the prequels...not R2 or 3PO. You can make the case for R4, but Ben was an old man, so he probably just forgot, or just doesn't wanna think or let Luke know about them old days.

menikmati
03-17-2007, 05:55 PM
And widescreen movies didn't start being filmed until the 1950's (though there were some movies before that were filmed with 3 cameras and projected with three projectors to create a wider viewing area) when new lenses, projector screens, and cameras were built to adopt this new technology. Generally one of the biggest reasons films started being filmed in widescreen was to create large epic films that would attract audiences and viewers away from their small TV's and suburban homes. So I would say that widescreen is cinematic.

But yeah widescreen (the really large format one..the 2.35-1 ratio - or sometimes above) doesn't fit all movies, but that's why there's the academy ratio of the 1.85-1. I love both though, and thank god they get anamorphic transfers onto DVDs. I would never buy a fullscreen movie (if it was originally filmed in some sort of widescreen).

menikmati
03-17-2007, 06:00 PM
ALL dvd's should have the widescreen version on one side and the fullscreen on the other side
No, I hate double-sided dvds. Just package two dvds together for crying out loud!

NeverMyopic
03-17-2007, 06:15 PM
The MPAA - F***ing hate them!
I hate watching movies on television, especially if they were rated-R.
Jittery camera shots (as if you were running with them) - mentioned earlier
Fight scenfs close up. I love Batman Returns, but the fight scenes were too closely shot - I like wide shots (such as Hong Kong cinema) that way you see all the moves, etc...
Low volume on vocals/high background noise (happens a lot with DVDs)
Stupid TV shows #1: that continue to be shown, when great shows, that take some intelligence and humor are canceled (i.e. Arrested Development). Or, great shows that lower ratings than dumb shows (i.e. The Office, Extras, Reno: 911, Real Time with Bill Maher)
Stupid TV shows #2: Franchise shows, CSI, Law & Order, etc..., I personally can't stand them
Most of the new horror films over the last 5 years or so, are exactly the same, especially in their advertising (posters and commercials). Take a look and compare them - it's the same dark background with reddish-orange writing, perhaps "dripping down" or "a tattered look. They may show a girl with her boobs sticking out, making a scary face, or some kind of weapon the killer may use. It's pretty pathetic, but i guess it hits the right demographic.
Continuity problems in movies (or TV shows)
People comparing every gangster/heavy dialog type movies with Tarantino - I love his movies, but can't stand him.
Crappy editing - too many cuts making a scene hard to watch; jump sequences

I think that's enough for now.

Great thread chairmenmeow47

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-17-2007, 09:28 PM
Pet peeve. George Lucas not leaving the fuck alone and making 3 unneccesary abominations of movies in the Star Wars series.

fatbastard
03-17-2007, 09:36 PM
No, I hate double-sided dvds. Just package two dvds together for crying out loud!


Better yet, provide 3-4 movies on 1 DVD via Blue Ray. Is the movie industry scared at the thought that someone's movie collection could be stored on a couple of 100 capacity spindles?

R3d Snapper
03-17-2007, 09:39 PM
Pet peeve. George Lucas not leaving the fuck alone and making 3 unneccesary abominations of movies in the Star Wars series.

I actually liked episode 3...or maybe I just liked natalie portman...

jackstraw94086
03-18-2007, 04:31 AM
Stupid TV shows #1: that continue to be shown, when great shows, that take some intelligence and humor are canceled (i.e. Arrested Development). Or, great shows that lower ratings than dumb shows (i.e. The Office, Extras, Reno: 911, Real Time with Bill Maher)

People comparing every gangster/heavy dialog type movies with Tarantino - I love his movies, but can't stand him.


I think that's enough for now.

Great thread chairmenmeow47

arrested development just came around at a bad time and fox fucked up the marketing. I'll bet it'll get a second shot just like Family Guy did.


I used to carry a Tarantino chip on my shoulder, but then I stepped back and looked at what he's done and how ubiquitous in modern pop culture his shit is. It's a schitck but it's not talentless. He's at least as talented as he is annoying. I'm glad he's done what he's done, both because it was amusing the first time around, and also because it will hopefully prevent others from doing it again for fear of being derivative. Actually in the proper context, he's alright. He was annoying in pulp fiction, but when he's supposed to be irritating he's an alright non-actor. I'm excited to see him play a rapist in Grindhouse.

SheriNOIR
03-18-2007, 05:05 AM
I hate that mewing screeching cat that appears in nearly all horror movies.
Or when something gets smashed and you hear a cat mew.
I don't get it.

Is there an overpopulation of kitties ?

SheriNOIR
03-18-2007, 05:30 AM
Oooh another one.
When a character runs in and tells someone to turn on a channel, ie the news, it's always the beginning of the bulletin when they switch it on.

Also, they never have to switch channels, the right channels is already on the tv when switched on..

bumper31
03-18-2007, 05:46 AM
He was annoying in pulp fiction, but when he's supposed to be irritating he's an alright non-actor. I'm excited to see him play a rapist in Grindhouse.

I actually thought he was spot on in From Dusk til Dawn

bumper31
03-18-2007, 05:51 AM
Actually not a peeve about a movie per se....but about watching them.

So you come out of Star Trek blah or Superman x, and the inevitable crap/great conversation ensues......

Then someone says...."but why does the enterprise bank like that when it turns in space? There is nothing to bank against"

"How can superman lift the continent into spaces...surely gravity is too much?"

IT'S A FOOKIN MOVIE......we're talking about things that don't exist...I'm pretty sure that Newton's 3rd may not apply!!!!!

codytwo
03-18-2007, 10:12 AM
I don't think anyone argues that Superman isn't strong enough to lift a continent into space. Its the fact that his character IS strong enough to do lift a continent that pisses me off. Fuck Superman. Fuck him. That movie was basically the filmic equivalent of a guy poking you sidelong with his elbow and saying "Hey, y'know Superman is kinda like Jesus." for two hours.

DeltaSigChi4
03-18-2007, 10:38 AM
anyways, what's YOUR TV/Movie pet peeve?!

Well, it's more of an industry pet peeve. And it's only a pet peeve because the general public is so fucking stupid, fickle, and borderline mentally retarded, it benefits the industry to do it.

I don't watch trailers. I don't watch tv spots, listen to radio spots, look at posters, want to know who is in the film, who made it, who got together to make the soundtrack, nothing. I don't want to know anything about the film I am going to watch. NOTHING.

The reason why I have reached these extremes in ensuring a spoiler-free environment for me to enjoy film:

For years I had films spoiled by the cocksuckers at the distribution studios who make these horrible trailers [previews] that show the whole goddamn plot. Everything ... to including surprises, mysteries solved, shit .. even the ending. I got sick of it. So I tried going to watch film in a blindbuy type manner. Greatest theater-going experience ever.

Now I don't allow anyone to talk to me about a film I haven't seen. I don't want plot spoilers, cast spoilers, nothing. Don't talk to me.

And usually it's easy; because I'm such an elitist prick.

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DeltaSigChi4
03-18-2007, 10:39 AM
Oh, and is this thread official??

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SheriNOIR
03-18-2007, 10:45 AM
I hate it when they join parts of the film together in trailers that have nothing to o with each other.. to make it a punchline..

But then you see the film and the bit you thought was funny isn't because it's nothing to do with it..

I agree, trailers suck. I also hate it when they show the best/funniest bits of the film in it... so you think the film is all like that but in reality it's not funny at all..

NeverMyopic
03-18-2007, 10:51 AM
arrested development just came around at a bad time and fox fucked up the marketing. I'll bet it'll get a second shot just like Family Guy did.


I used to carry a Tarantino chip on my shoulder, but then I stepped back and looked at what he's done and how ubiquitous in modern pop culture his shit is. It's a schitck but it's not talentless. He's at least as talented as he is annoying. I'm glad he's done what he's done, both because it was amusing the first time around, and also because it will hopefully prevent others from doing it again for fear of being derivative. Actually in the proper context, he's alright. He was annoying in pulp fiction, but when he's supposed to be irritating he's an alright non-actor. I'm excited to see him play a rapist in Grindhouse.

I agree with you on both accounts - Fox totally f'ed AD. AS far as Tarantino, his movies are great and I like them a lot, it's more other people, critiques and what not that compare every similar (even if far off) to his. I agree he has established an almost completely new genre (not quite that far, but I think you know what I mean), and many movies might follow that formula or copy certain points form it.

I am actually looking forward to both Grindhouse films, they should be pretty entertaining.

NeverMyopic
03-18-2007, 10:55 AM
I actually thought he was spot on in From Dusk til Dawn

Yes, I agree...let me state what I said about Tarantino better... He is a great director and story writer, but every time you see him in another setting; interview, directors commentary on DVD, etc... he just talks endlessly. Beyond what most people do (including director's commentary). He just seems obnoxious. It doesn't mean I don't like his movies or his "acting" in some.

codytwo
03-18-2007, 11:17 AM
Well, it's more of an industry pet peeve. And it's only a pet peeve because the general public is so fucking stupid, fickle, and borderline mentally retarded, it benefits the industry to do it.

I don't watch trailers. I don't watch tv spots, listen to radio spots, look at posters, want to know who is in the film, who made it, who got together to make the soundtrack, nothing. I don't want to know anything about the film I am going to watch. NOTHING.

The reason why I have reached these extremes in ensuring a spoiler-free environment for me to enjoy film:

For years I had films spoiled by the cocksuckers at the distribution studios who make these horrible trailers [previews] that show the whole goddamn plot. Everything ... to including surprises, mysteries solved, shit .. even the ending. I got sick of it. So I tried going to watch film in a blindbuy type manner. Greatest theater-going experience ever.

Now I don't allow anyone to talk to me about a film I haven't seen. I don't want plot spoilers, cast spoilers, nothing. Don't talk to me.

And usually it's easy; because I'm such an elitist prick.

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-its his sled
-hes actually dead
-he doesn't really have multiple personalities
-the butler didn't do it
-the butler did do it
-water kills them
-the weak guy kills people to find his counterpart
-he would have gotten away with it, if not for you meddling kids.

bumper31
03-18-2007, 11:50 AM
Well, it's more of an industry pet peeve. And it's only a pet peeve because the general public is so fucking stupid, fickle, and borderline mentally retarded, it benefits the industry to do it.

I don't watch trailers. I don't watch tv spots, listen to radio spots, look at posters, want to know who is in the film, who made it, who got together to make the soundtrack, nothing. I don't want to know anything about the film I am going to watch. NOTHING.

The reason why I have reached these extremes in ensuring a spoiler-free environment for me to enjoy film:

For years I had films spoiled by the cocksuckers at the distribution studios who make these horrible trailers [previews] that show the whole goddamn plot. Everything ... to including surprises, mysteries solved, shit .. even the ending. I got sick of it. So I tried going to watch film in a blindbuy type manner. Greatest theater-going experience ever.

Now I don't allow anyone to talk to me about a film I haven't seen. I don't want plot spoilers, cast spoilers, nothing. Don't talk to me.

And usually it's easy; because I'm such an elitist prick.

E

And how about some twat posting an animated gif that spoilt the fooking departed for me......you shall all burn in hell and drown in your own fecal piss

fatbastard
03-19-2007, 02:30 PM
Well, it's more of an industry pet peeve. And it's only a pet peeve because the general public is so fucking stupid, fickle, and borderline mentally retarded, it benefits the industry to do it.

I don't watch trailers. I don't watch tv spots, listen to radio spots, look at posters, want to know who is in the film, who made it, who got together to make the soundtrack, nothing. I don't want to know anything about the film I am going to watch. NOTHING.

The reason why I have reached these extremes in ensuring a spoiler-free environment for me to enjoy film:

For years I had films spoiled by the cocksuckers at the distribution studios who make these horrible trailers [previews] that show the whole goddamn plot. Everything ... to including surprises, mysteries solved, shit .. even the ending. I got sick of it. So I tried going to watch film in a blindbuy type manner. Greatest theater-going experience ever.

Now I don't allow anyone to talk to me about a film I haven't seen. I don't want plot spoilers, cast spoilers, nothing. Don't talk to me.

And usually it's easy; because I'm such an elitist prick.

E


I am the same way at movies with previews. I will keep walking in and out of the theater until the actual movies starts. I mute the TV during commercials, turn the channel on the radio on commerials. I do not wear clothing with any logs or endorsements. Why should I spend 75.00 to display and advertise the company that makes the alligator shirts?

Courtney
03-19-2007, 03:06 PM
For films, I hate directors who think it's "artsy" to use a tilted camera angle. I also hate it how all daughters who look 20 have mothers who look 28.

For TV, I hate most things. There are only a select few television shows that I'll even bother to watch anymore. I'm a grumpy bastard.

jackstraw94086
03-19-2007, 03:11 PM
For films, I hate directors who think it's "artsy" to use a tilted camera angle. I also hate it how all daughters who look 20 have mothers who look 28.


tilted camera angles are generally not used in an attempt to be artsy.

codytwo
03-19-2007, 03:13 PM
The angle of a shot is one of the most basic tools a director can use to convey meaning. It is less artsy than necessary in every sense. Maybe you meant to say something else.

Courtney
03-19-2007, 03:26 PM
No, I'm pretty sure I meant to say a tilted camera angle. Otherwise known as a Dutch angle, Dutch tilt, oblique angle, German angle, or canted angle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle). I feel that it's terribly over-used by unskilled directors in some misguided attempt at conveying emotion or meaning.

Granted, it can be used well. But I think it's much more common for it to be used poorly.

jackstraw94086
03-19-2007, 03:31 PM
No, I'm pretty sure I meant to say a tilted camera angle. Otherwise known as a Dutch angle, Dutch tilt, oblique angle, German angle, or canted angle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle). I feel that it's terribly over-used by unskilled directors in some misguided attempt at conveying emotion or meaning.

Granted, it can be used well. But I think it's much more common for it to be used poorly.

I'm still with cody on this one. It has nothing to do with skill or pretense. There's a very specific reason for using it, as is stated in the article you posted. A director isn't trying to be "artsy" by skewing the angle.

Can you provide an example of you find inappropriate?

xanman86
03-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Jack Bauer has a truly miraculous bladder, and never gets stuck in traffic in LA.

If that bothers you, 24 is not your show. Part of the fun and awsomeness of 24 is how unrealistic it could be. Whenever they do something totaly rediculous, it makes the show even more fun!

J~$$$
03-19-2007, 03:33 PM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2/Asian_Kittie/ththmeth.gif

Courtney
03-19-2007, 03:59 PM
I'm still with cody on this one. It has nothing to do with skill or pretense. There's a very specific reason for using it, as is stated in the article you posted. A director isn't trying to be "artsy" by skewing the angle.

Can you provide an example of you find inappropriate?

I'm trying to think of an example, but failing miserably. I guess the obvious one would be something like American Pie or Battlefield Earth, as noted in the Wikipedia entry. In those cases it's not necessarily artsy, but it's certainly obnoxious.

I do think that the Dutch angle had an important place in the early films of German expressionism, among others. But film students watch films like The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and get carried away with camera angles or even just shaky camera work, and it ends up looking more like an MTV Cribs episode.

Anyway, it's something that I personally find annoying, but it isn't something that everyone universally dislikes, and it certainly isn't a very serious infraction -- hence by definition a pet peeve.

codytwo
03-19-2007, 05:18 PM
you can't really get carried away with "camera angles." that is like a painter getting carried away with "a brush."

menikmati
03-19-2007, 05:23 PM
ya you can...film students are the worse at it...i've seen it first hand

codytwo
03-19-2007, 05:28 PM
my point is that using camera angles isn't artsy. It is necessary. And if you don't like the way someone uses camera angles, then you probably do not like their movie. Its not a pet peeve, its a matter of taste.

menikmati
03-19-2007, 05:31 PM
no trust me....these students are using camera angles to be artsy, no other reason other than that

codytwo
03-19-2007, 05:33 PM
but saying that you don't like it when people use camera angles to be artsy is like saying you don't like it when people who can't paint paint a shitty painting and think its good.

R3d Snapper
03-19-2007, 05:39 PM
When a popular movie spawns endless documentaries on tv relating to the subject of the movie (Titanic, The Davinci Code, and now 300)

menikmati
03-19-2007, 05:46 PM
ok, i know what ya mean cody...I kinda agree with you...but I also think camera angles can get overused and sometimes be used for no real reason, and that kinda irks me too (but only when film students do it).

codytwo
03-19-2007, 05:59 PM
I see what you mean. But I get irritated when film students do anything at all. So I'm biased.

SojuGorae
03-19-2007, 06:23 PM
Overkill with expository dialogue in action movies are annoying.

When the movie tries to establish just how badass the action hero is, it's always some old general explaining to another official looking old fart, "this man's served tours in world war 2, the vietnam war, the gulf war, the war on terror, eats rocks for breakfast and shits gunpowder...blah blah blah"

kroqken
05-30-2007, 07:00 PM
Most TV movies are so boring!

fatbastard
05-30-2007, 07:45 PM
I hate when TV programs start by showing a skyline of a city then the front of a house or an office then the show starts on a set and your suppose to believe that they are really there.

denies the day
05-30-2007, 10:00 PM
Unnecessary dialogue/scenes/slo-mo. Ugh.

When filmmakers make the same movie over and over again. (see Spielberg, Bruckheimer, practically every Hollywood director)

When actors play the same role over and over again. (see Tom Hanks, Denzel, Adam Sandler, 90% of Hollywood females (though it's not always their fault))

The MPAA and American audiences in general. I swear, some people are just as entertained by a shiny coin.

gmoneyak
05-30-2007, 11:51 PM
The racial stereotypes....

Every workplace, restauraunt, public transit, etc.. Has at least one:

The Timid Asian, Suspicious Mexican, Cocky White Guy, Hot-Headed Black Guy/Girl, etc, etc... C'mon now...

Good Days Last
05-30-2007, 11:59 PM
See every Walker Texas Ranger Episode ever. You can catch every single thing listed in this thread.

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bleep
05-31-2007, 12:00 AM
canned laughter

British accents in period movies where the setting IS NOT England

kroqken
05-31-2007, 04:40 PM
I hate movies that have a moral lesson thrown in. I just want to be entertained, or else I'll watch a documentary.

fatbastard
06-06-2007, 06:58 PM
I hate when they reduce the ending credits of a show to 1/3 of the screen so that they can play commericals. You don't get to see the names of the actors any more.