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« Reply #105 on: August 06, 2007, 03:58:56 PM »

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What i wanna know is, he had a cap and ball Colt...how did he keep the powder and primers dry?

At least in Nighthawks, SS had the gun in a ziploc bag.

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All movie bombs will be deactivated when the digital readout hits 1 second left.

The one I like is when the bomb is in the microwave (Ford Fairlane is one), that the bomb EXPLODES when the timer reaches 0. On MY microwave, it simply stops cooking when that happens. STOPS is the key word. ..
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« Reply #106 on: August 15, 2007, 10:19:36 PM »

Computer Monitors always project the image on the screen onto the users face.

Seen this one to many times to count.
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« Reply #107 on: August 16, 2007, 08:06:59 AM »

Computer Monitors always project the image on the screen onto the users face.

Seen this one to many times to count.

Ahhh, but Kubrick used it to great effect in 2001.
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« Reply #108 on: August 16, 2007, 08:27:03 AM »

The way to get a necklace off a woman is the grab it by the chain and yank it so it breaks.  She will still be able to wear it afterwards, without repairs.
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« Reply #109 on: August 16, 2007, 08:51:16 AM »

The way to get a necklace off a woman is the grab it by the chain and yank it so it breaks.  She will still be able to wear it afterwards, without repairs.

This also applies to dog tag chains as well...
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« Reply #110 on: August 16, 2007, 09:31:02 AM »

Space movies require at least one 'accident' during a space-walk.
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« Reply #111 on: August 16, 2007, 03:31:14 PM »

In dinosaur movies, plant eaters are always friendly, and safe to just walk right up to and pet. Carnivores, always mean and dangerous to humans. If you apply this to modern mammals, this would mean that bramah bulls make better pets than houscats.
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« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2007, 04:08:22 PM »

In dinosaur movies, plant eaters are always friendly, and safe to just walk right up to and pet. Carnivores, always mean and dangerous to humans. If you apply this to modern mammals, this would mean that bramah bulls make better pets than houscats.

Frankly I'd rather have a Brahma Bull than a house cat.
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« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2007, 01:59:10 AM »

Yeah I'm bringing a old thread back to life ...

But there are more.

Everyone grabbed by the neck is lifted off the ground. A shot of their feet dangling follows.

All aliens are fully fluent in American English.
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« Reply #114 on: December 05, 2007, 09:35:32 AM »

If the main character has kids, it's for the sole purpose of having them be menaced by the monster / natural disaster whatever (though all the other kids in town will be smart enough to avoid it).  In the end there will be a big reconciliation and the happy music will play.

If you go to the arctic or antarctic, someone will have to explain that you can freeze solid in 20 seconds if you stand outside.  Then later in the movie people will be walking around outside with no problem, without even wearing gloves or anything on their head.

The monster can hit a main character so hard that they literally fly 20 feet (or maybe even 100 feet) through the air, which dazes them for a moment.

When the bad character has the good character completely at his mercy, and is gloating and explaining their evil plan, the monster will kill the bad character with a big jump scare.

Navy SEALS will run into a room, and everyone in the audience will know the monster is not in the room.  However, the SEALS will fire at least 1,000 rounds of ammo into everything in the room before cautiously moving forward and finding the hidden exit that the monster escaped through.

No matter how frantic the situation (enemy army about to break down the door, bomb about to go off, natural disaster about to wipe the place out, etc.) there will always be just enough time for the heroes to stop and have a heart-to-heart with a fallen comrade, or for a key plot point to be explained, etc.  Often this will be such a touching scene that the "tragic but at the same time uplifting and hopeful" music starts playing which fills the heroes with newfound purpose and determination, yadda yadda yadda guy kisses girl.

No important character will ever die until they've completed a heart-to-heart talk with their estranged wife/daughter etc.

A monster can kill off lesser characters with a single swipe of it's deadly appendages (perhaps even cutting them into several pieces), but its powers will be reduced by 99% when combating the main character.

Whenever the good characters are locked in a room by the bad guys, there will always be a very obvious air vent for them to escape through.

All ventilation ducts are big enough for people to crawl through.

Any time there are critters on the loose, it will always be the week of the town's big festival, without which the whole place would go bankrupt.
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« Reply #115 on: December 05, 2007, 04:14:27 PM »

If you go to the arctic or antarctic, someone will have to explain that you can freeze solid in 20 seconds if you stand outside.  Then later in the movie people will be walking around outside with no problem, without even wearing gloves or anything on their head.
That's because they're walking... or in some cases cuddling

Navy SEALS will run into a room, and everyone in the audience will know the monster is not in the room.  However, the SEALS will fire at least 1,000 rounds of ammo into everything in the room before cautiously moving forward and finding the hidden exit that the monster escaped through.
Don't kill it Commander Jim! http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,116331.0.html

No matter how frantic the situation (enemy army about to break down the door, bomb about to go off, natural disaster about to wipe the place out, etc.) there will always be just enough time for the heroes to stop and have a heart-to-heart with a fallen comrade, or for a key plot point to be explained, etc.  Often this will be such a touching scene that the "tragic but at the same time uplifting and hopeful" music starts playing which fills the heroes with newfound purpose and determination, yadda yadda yadda guy kisses girl.
No, I wanna hear the rest of your story now, Jin! http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,115984.0.html

No important character will ever die until they've completed a heart-to-heart talk with their estranged wife/daughter etc.
Well we'd never know, would we?

A monster can kill off lesser characters with a single swipe of it's deadly appendages (perhaps even cutting them into several pieces), but its powers will be reduced by 99% when combating the main character.
That's why they're the main character, they kick ass.
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Any time there are critters on the loose, it will always be the week of the town's big festival, without which the whole place would go bankrupt.
Blame Jaws
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« Reply #116 on: December 05, 2007, 09:28:18 PM »

Really nasty bad stuff happening to a character you really like and then when you think he's defeated the evil, he gets viciously slaughtered at the end.

Same again but this time he wakes up from a coma and you think "phew" it was all make believe.
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« Reply #117 on: December 06, 2007, 07:57:56 AM »

All ventilation ducts are spotlessly clean.
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« Reply #118 on: December 06, 2007, 08:50:56 AM »

A character that has been reincarnated will look exactly like their previous incarnation.
Also (mostly a science fiction cliche) black character dies to save white folks.
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« Reply #119 on: December 06, 2007, 08:04:39 PM »

No matter how bad the situation the survival rate of the family pet is roughly 95%.

Flat-chested women do not exist.

Bullets ricochet in almost any environment, yet always make the same noise.

Crosses are useless against 'cool' vampires.

All locals hate outsiders.

All local constabulary organizations will include one complete imbecile.
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