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 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'd also like them to stop doing reality TV shows about cops in the UK. Unless there's guns and shooting, I'm not interested. I'm always reminded of the line in ALIENS when the Marines are told they can't use their pulse rifles or whatever: "What the hell do we use now, harsh language?".

That's the most moronic comment I've read here in a while.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

For the love of Mike, please retire this plot: Agents (investigative representing some governmental agency or police division) enter a house or apartment or office or warehouse and turn on their flashlights.

FOR PITY's SAKE: Someone just flip a LIGHT SWITCH!


The "flashlights instead of room lights" thing is done on every episode of every CSI show. I'm wondering if this is a real procedural thing with actual CSI units. Does the use of flashlights instead of room lights tend to focus one's attention on a single thing at a time, thus avoiding overlooking a crucial piece of evidence?


Maybe....they did it in every "X-Files" episode I ever saw. It always "seemed" they did it for the "ooh" factor as the flashlight beams whipped through the dark.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I'd also like them to stop doing reality TV shows about cops in the UK. Unless there's guns and shooting, I'm not interested. I'm always reminded of the line in ALIENS when the Marines are told they can't use their pulse rifles or whatever: "What the hell do we use now, harsh language?".

That's the most moronic comment I've read here in a while.



Really? You can't have read very much, then.

And I assure you, Hercule is not a moron!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Excise the part on all game/reality shows where the answer (or rejected person's identity) is delayed for 15 seconds while ominous music is played. I hate that bit.

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'd like to see a film where a renegade maverick cop is suspended for going too far, or taking things too personally, told to STOP the investigation... and he does. He just goes on holiday or something, and completely forgets about the case. Just relaxes.

Meanwhile, not that he cares, it's not his case anymore, the killings continue....


How about that hackneyed moment when the hero realizes his best friend has just opened a door that is going to set off a bomb and utters that wonderfully eloquent line of dialogue:

"NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

*boom*



LOL!

 
 Posted:   Apr 22, 2009 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

How about the scene in every WWII movie where the mission is threatened by one of the guys not being able to understand German? See The Dirty Dozen, Von Ryan's Express, Hanover Street, ect...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2009 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   suburbanite   (Member)

The "YOU SAVED MY LIFE" scenario, where the one who is saved has to become the "slave" to the saver.

Just saw it on THE BRADY BUNCH with Bobby and Greg

GOMER PYLE with Sargent Carter and Gomer

and an almost identical script on

THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW with Andy and Gomer again.

I think they did one on GILLIGAN'S ISLAND didn't they with the Skipper and Gilligan?

Sheesh.

The Odd Couple also did this, with Felix the saver and Oscar the savee.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2009 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'd also like them to stop doing reality TV shows about cops in the UK. Unless there's guns and shooting, I'm not interested. I'm always reminded of the line in ALIENS when the Marines are told they can't use their pulse rifles or whatever: "What the hell do we use now, harsh language?".

That's the most moronic comment I've read here in a while.



Really? You can't have read very much, then.

And I assure you, Hercule is not a moron!


Based on your assurance, I've changed my views. The British police aren't entertaining enough. Yes, I think Britain's cops should be armed like in America. Just think of the great shows we'd have then! Who could be our equivalent of that ex-cop with bright white hair and even whiter teeth?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2009 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)

-I never, ever, EVER want to see another scene in any movie where a group of women bond by boogying around the house while lyp-snyching to an old Motown song on the soundtrack (usually using hair brushes as de facto microphones). Ugh! mad

-I also want to see a permanant ban of the use of the following songs in any movie:

"Walking On Sunshine"

"Bad To The Bone"

"I Feel Good"

"Shout"


YES! The pop music cliches have come to be some of the worst going.

My nominee? The oh-so-ironic juxtaposition of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" against a backdrop of napalm bombing or disenfranchised ghetto children or some other such injustice. Ugh. Double Ugh!

I N-E-V-E-R want to hear that song again.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

How about having a suspected suicide actually be a suicide, rather than murder. That would put many 1970s detectives out of business, however, and we all know that Frank Cannon and Dr. Quincy need the dough...

That plot premise actually was used, sort of, in Quincy, M.E.'s "Semper Fi" (in which a cadet found dead after a fall hadn't died accidentally or been murdered, but jumped) and Hawaii Five-O's "R & R -- & R" (also suspected murder, but suicide).


I think you mean H5O's third season episode "To Kill or be Killed", where the soldier jumps off the balcony.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   suburbanite   (Member)

A really annoying movie plot these days is that the big, bad serial killer is left alone with only ONE cop/deputy, a guy with the build of Barney Fife and the intuitive intelligence of Chief O'Hara. Gee, guess what, bad guy escapes and more mayhem ensues. roll eyes

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   suburbanite   (Member)

Sorry for the double post.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

Retire the sitcom Christmas episode in which a character is grumpy and accused of not having the Christmas spirit by his friends/relatives, then falls asleep and dreams he is Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" and all his friends/relatives are the other characers in a "hilarious" retelling of the story.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   piano632   (Member)

The fierce thunderstorm that always comes out of nowhere the minute someone steps foot inside a creepy house.

The burning car that always explodes 2 seconds after someone jumps out.

People who die right on cue the second after they're done "making their peace".

The "child you never knew you had" plot.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2009 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   WesllDeckers   (Member)

I'd like to see a film where a renegade maverick cop is suspended for going too far, or taking things too personally, told to STOP the investigation... and he does. He just goes on holiday or something, and completely forgets about the case. Just relaxes.


would be a great start for a 'Lethal Weapon 5'... Riggs and Murtaugh on holiday with Leo and them turning the place upside down for no reasons at all... just because they're not used to getting relaxed.

smile

 
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