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Old 06-12-2005, 05:24 PM   #16
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It's not quite a cliche, but it's pisses me off nevertheless...

I'm tiring of Hollywood remakes of perfectly good foreign flicks, mainly for the sake of dull audiences who would rather go to the cinema to 'switch off' rather than trouble themselves with subtitles...

I agree. It bothers me too. Some people will not see a foreign film because they refuse to read the subtitles. After enjoying Infernal Affairs it bothered me when I found out Martin Scorcese (sp?) will remake it for American audiences. There is no need to remake it. I also hate it when people will refuse to see a film if a big Hollywood star isn't in it or if its an independent film.
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The "underdog" sports team rivaled against the top sports team. The underdog team starts off horrible but gets a special boost of help from a player/coach/miracle and they start doing well. They face the top team in the final round but lose their special player/coach/miracle that got them to the final round, now they have to learn to work as a team to accomplish their goals. they start off losing bad, but then at the end they... WIN!

(see angels in the outfield, mighty ducks, kicking and screaming, little giants, the longest yard, remember the titans, the big green, air bud, rookie of the year, and every other sports movie ever made)
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LOL about the moon one, too.

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Old 06-12-2005, 11:07 PM   #18
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A slo-mo death of an important character (although admittedly when it's done right it can be amazing).

Villain telling the hero, "we're not so different after all" or something along these lines.

Ingratiatingly cute and precocious children.

I agree about the foreign film remakes, although I must admit I liked the remake of the Ring much better than the original Japanese version. And I'm very much looking forward to Scorsese's remake project too.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:00 AM   #19
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The "split personalities" plot twist. It's so tired now.

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Rain. Why does it always rain in sitcoms/movies like this: loud crack of thunder then pouring rain? Weather does NOT happen like that!
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:08 AM   #21
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The Phrase..especially in the trailor...

"keep your friends close....keep your enemies closer"
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My favourtie is always "The Movie Telephone Time Vortex".

How often have you seen something like this:
Phone rings. Hero/Heroine picks it up. "Hello. Yes. O.k. Right. Thanks, Goodbye." (Total elapsed time on phone: 5 seconds.)

Hero/Heroine turns to other character: "That was John. He says that the Marilyn left for the lawyer's office about an hour ago, and she should have been there by now. He's called the lawyer's office but Marilyn apparently never got there. He also called Bill's, thinking she'd stop by there, but Bill hasn't seen her. John says he's going to call Anne, as Marilyn said she and Ann were going to go shopping sometime today. If she's not at Anne's, he's going to call the police. He suggests that we drive over to Mario's and check with him as to whether or not Marilyn told Wally about the statue. However, he thinks this is unlikely as Marilyn doesn't trust Wally, she only trusts us and Fransisco. John also suggests we try to get in touch with Fransisco . . . ."
that is friggin hilarious and so true!!! lol
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Sports movies that only show close-up shots because the actors actually have no athletic talent...particularly gross in baseball movies - Summer Catch, Angels in the Outfield, Bull Durham. These movie people need to fall the lead of Miracle and have athletes do the shots to make it work better.
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The frenetic cutting during dance routines. I want to see the dancers, not the split-second close-ups of their arms or legs.

The Saving Private Ryan style of shooting battle scenes, especially close combat, is also getting old. I'd prefer to see what's actually going on.
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The Phrase..especially in the trailor...

"keep your friends close....keep your enemies closer"
Thank The Godfather Part II for that one...
Still, it's a pretty tasty line, isn't it?
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I hate when people get wounded repeatedly, and not only do they keep fighting, but they walk off into the sunset at the end of the movie like they were never wounded at all.
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The people always surviving explosions that would at least scar somebody pretty badly, if not outright kill them. "Twister" immediately comes to mind for this one-the two main characters drove that car through that huge fireball, and yet managed to come out totally unscathed (car wasn't in that bad of shape, either-my mom, while watching that part, said, "I want that car." ).

And yet, the villains in that movie were sucked up into a tornado and had their car come crashing back down and explode, and they died instantly . Go figure.

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