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 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

The man takes the woman's glasses off & lets her hair down & says, my, you're beautiful. A/a beautiful woman will look just as beautiful wearing glasses & with her hair up in a bun & B/is it just her looks he's concerned about?

Yeah, I don't know why woman wearing glasses were seen as less attractive or nerdy. I always thought the attraction level went up with glasses. Hated when contacts became popular.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

In action movies, when Russian mobsters in range rovers are chasing the hero, it is impossible to fire about 10 long bursts of oozi fire at a car over a prolonged chase and not hit the hero or rip the car to bits and stop it from working. According to films, machine gun fire, or even pistol bullets, always miss the driver and only shatter windows.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

When villains on a rooftop get shot or pushed off, they always land on a car roof, a car windscreen or, my favourite, impaled on a spiked fence.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

In action movies, when Russian mobsters in range rovers are chasing the hero, it is impossible to fire about 10 long bursts of oozi fire at a car over a prolonged chase and not hit the hero or rip the car to bits and stop it from working. According to films, machine gun fire, or even pistol bullets, always miss the driver and only shatter windows.

This was explained in Roger Rabbit. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

When villains on a rooftop get shot or pushed off, they always land on a car roof, a car windscreen or, my favourite, impaled on a spiked fence.

I know, smashing your head on the ground like a watermelon isn't dramatic enough!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

When villains on a rooftop get shot or pushed off, they always land on a car roof, a car windscreen or, my favourite, impaled on a spiked fence.

Ha, the last two films I saw, Lethal Weapon starts off with a woman falling off a high balcony & landing on a car, & Lord Of The Rings 3, with Saruman falling off his high tower...onto a spike.

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

In time travel movies, the lead character will ALWAYS bump into younger versions of important people from their lives (or, if they travel back far enough, their ancestors), and usually impart some piece of wisdom that will improve those people's lives in some way. No one ever travels back, say, 30 years and meets NOBODY they know from their time period. Call in The McFly Effect. wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2020 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

When villains on a rooftop get shot or pushed off, they always land on a car roof, a car windscreen or, my favourite, impaled on a spiked fence.

Ha, the last two films I saw, Lethal Weapon starts off with a woman falling off a high balcony & landing on a car, & Lord Of The Rings 3, with Saruman falling off his high tower...onto a spike.




 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Protagonist is on their way to a job interview. Along the way bumps into someone and has a rude exchange. When the protagonist makes it to the interview we find out the person they bumped into is the interviewer. AWKWARD! YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • When villains on a rooftop get shot or pushed off, they always land on a car roof, a car windscreen or, my favourite, impaled on a spiked fence.

    Captain America was roofdropped twice and manage to live. The moral of the story: be Steve Rogers.

  • I know, smashing your head on the ground like a watermelon isn't dramatic enough!

    Denzel Washington kinda ruined that in Virtuosity.

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     Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 6:33 PM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    Protagonist is on their way to a job interview. Along the way bumps into someone and has a rude exchange. When the protagonist makes it to the interview we find out the person they bumped into is the interviewer. AWKWARD! YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!

    Also applies to making a bad impression on a stranger who turns out to be the father of the girl you're about to show up for a date with. There's a funny version of this scene in the 80s remake of The Blob.

     
     Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 8:33 PM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    Protagonist is on their way to a job interview. Along the way bumps into someone and has a rude exchange. When the protagonist makes it to the interview we find out the person they bumped into is the interviewer. AWKWARD! YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!

    Also applies to making a bad impression on a stranger who turns out to be the father of the girl you're about to show up for a date with. There's a funny version of this scene in the 80 remake of The Blob.


    Yep! Same premise.

     
     Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 8:04 AM   
     By:   jackfu   (Member)

    On TV nature shows - hyped descriptions like "The crocodile, killer whale, etc., with its Razor Sharp Teeth" - give me a break...

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 4:56 AM   
     By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

    Hero tries to operate a flying vessel (plane, starship, pegasus, etc), but can't get control of it and plummets straight to the ground, the last stretch of the fall masked by some overgrowth or what not...

    ... go ahead, guess what happens next...


    ... g'head...


    ... yep, you're a psychic (or you've seen this billions of times), the hero pulls up just in time to fly right toward the camera, usually to the blaring triumph of a fanfare.

    I dunno, I guess newborns, birthed right in a theater, need their own cinema too, so this keeps happening.

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 6:56 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    Almost every sci fi film- "Shields at 75% Captain! Shields at 30%. Our shields can't take one more hit!"
    All that technobabble does nothing to add to the drama.

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 7:45 AM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

    Almost every sci fi film- "Shields at 75% Captain! Shields at 30%. Our shields can't take one more hit!"
    All that technobabble does nothing to add to the drama.


    Almost every sci fi film? Like BLADE RUNNER, THE THING, METROPOLIS, 2001, PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN, SOYLENT GREEN, HER, E.T., ARRIVAL.. (I could go on, but I guess the point is clear.)

    I think this is mostly a STAR TREK trope (not that it does not exist somewhere else).

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 7:48 AM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

    On TV nature shows - hyped descriptions like "The crocodile, killer whale, etc., with its Razor Sharp Teeth" - give me a break...

    I can confirm that sharks have extremely sharp teeth. I touched some original shark teeth in a museum in South Africa, and I was surprised at how sharp they were. Have not tried to shave with them though. But you should easily be able to do a hair cut with shark teeth. :-)

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 8:24 AM   
     By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

    All that technobabble does nothing to add to the drama.

    ST:TNG did this to point of making it near unwatchable.

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 8:25 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    Almost every sci fi film- "Shields at 75% Captain! Shields at 30%. Our shields can't take one more hit!"
    All that technobabble does nothing to add to the drama.


    Almost every sci fi film? Like BLADE RUNNER, THE THING, METROPOLIS, 2001, PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN, SOYLENT GREEN, HER, E.T., ARRIVAL.. (I could go on, but I guess the point is clear.)

    I think this is mostly a STAR TREK trope (not that it does not exist somewhere else).


    Okay, Star Trek and Star Trek like shows who have "capital ships" that are under attack. There's a lot of television series and movies like that. Off of the top of my head Stargate comes to mind, but there are many others.

     
     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 12:09 PM   
     By:   jackfu   (Member)

    On TV nature shows - hyped descriptions like "The crocodile, killer whale, etc., with its Razor Sharp Teeth" - give me a break...

    I can confirm that sharks have extremely sharp teeth. I touched some original shark teeth in a museum in South Africa, and I was surprised at how sharp they were. Have not tried to shave with them though. But you should easily be able to do a hair cut with shark teeth. :-)


    Absolutely! But killer whales, crocs, not so much.

     
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