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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I literally hate it when films never show scenes of people spending absolutely ages in the toilet, just sitting there for example.

Hey Graham, I think you mean "on the toilet." The only times I've seen someone in the toilet was a Tidy Bowl commercial (in the tank, not the bowl), Trainspotting, and Headhunters (2011). The last I recommend.


We say "in the toilet" in Scotland. The toilet in this case would refer to the room with the toilet bowl in it. If a person was "in the toilet" using your interpretation of the expression, we'd say he's in the toilet bowl.

I know I said before that there should be more scenes in films with people on the crapper, but now I think we need less films with those sorts of scenes. It don't make no difference to me, because I've decided never to watch any more films in my life, just to avoid scenes of people (not) taking a dump/ pee on/ in the toilet (bowl).

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

I literally hate it when films never show scenes of people spending absolutely ages in the toilet....

REDACTED. Apart from this photo.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

...the camera pans to follow him as he parks, unhitches his dungarees, squats and clearly takes a man-sized dump on the side of the highway. Not sure I'd care to ever see that again. But, happy trails!

Thanks for the play-by-play description! I'm sure Graham appreciated it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • ...you see vintage movie posters hung on someone's wall, and they're always framed and in immaculate condition? Especially dubious when it's a movie with an 80s setting, and some kid's bedroom has a poster of, say, The Thing framed and perfectly hung on their wall in fresh-from-the-art-department condition. Any 80s kid with a few movie or celeb posters on their wall would have stuck them up with scotch tape or thumbtacks, and they'd be full of frayed edges and minor tears repaired by said tape. Stranger Things is a good example, and the recent Bumblebee had an '87-era teen boy with the aforementioned Thing poster, perfectly framed and hung.



    Wholeheartedly agreed! And it's not like theatrical one-shots of any movie were readily around then. Usually, the local K-Mart variety were doctored shots of scenes or celeb posings. You'd have to have a mail order catalog to get one-shots, and only if you ordered something else previously through a specialty magazine (Starlog, Fangoria, etc).

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     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 11:24 AM   
     By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • I literally hate it when films never show scenes of people spending absolutely ages in the toilet, just sitting there for example.

    How do you feel about Dumb and Dumber's scene?

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     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 2:07 PM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    Wholeheartedly agreed! And it's not like theatrical one-shots of any movie were readily around then. Usually, the local K-Mart variety were doctored shots of scenes or celeb posings. You'd have to have a mail order catalog to get one-shots, and only if you ordered something else previously through a specialty magazine (Starlog, Fangoria, etc).

    In season one of Stranger Things, one of the kids has an Evil Dead poster on his wall. That season was set in September of 1983, and Evil Dead dropped in wide release a month later.

    And yeah, it was VERY difficult to get a genuine one-sheet back then unless you were in good with the manager of the local theater who'd let you have one when the movie finished its run. Nowadays if you want a good-quality reprint of a movie poster, you can order one online for less than $20.

     
     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 2:50 PM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

  • I literally hate it when films never show scenes of people spending absolutely ages in the toilet, just sitting there for example.

    How do you feel about Dumb and Dumber's scene?


    You beat me to it!
    Brilliant.
    Farrely Bros are God(s(

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     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 2:52 PM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

    Wholeheartedly agreed! And it's not like theatrical one-shots of any movie were readily around then. Usually, the local K-Mart variety were doctored shots of scenes or celeb posings. You'd have to have a mail order catalog to get one-shots, and only if you ordered something else previously through a specialty magazine (Starlog, Fangoria, etc).

    In season one of Stranger Things, one of the kids has an Evil Dead poster on his wall. That season was set in September of 1983, and Evil Dead dropped in wide release a month later.

    And yeah, it was VERY difficult to get a genuine one-sheet back then unless you were in good with the manager of the local theater who'd let you have one when the movie finished its run. Nowadays if you want a good-quality reprint of a movie poster, you can order one online for less than $20.


    I had a guy who sold me one sheets. . he had a store . you had to ask for them because it was in.the days of NSS monopoly

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM   
     By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

    Enough's enough already. Let's stop talking shite (sick) and start talking about things that we really hate in films.

    I unfortunately saw the last hour of THE MUMMY 2 (if that's the title) on the telly last night, and in my old age I thought it was absolutely dreadful. Brendan Fraser etc, so it must have been that. It was soooo full of things I/ we think are annoying that I'd be here all day and all night telling you what I hated about it. In a word, everything.

    But to end on a positive note, it made more annoying films seem less annoying.

     
     Posted:   Apr 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Enough's enough already. Let's stop talking shite (sick) and start talking about things that we really hate in films.

    I unfortunately saw the last hour of THE MUMMY 2 (if that's the title) on the telly last night, and in my old age I thought it was absolutely dreadful. Brendan Fraser etc, so it must have been that. It was soooo full of things I/ we think are annoying that I'd be here all day and all night telling you what I hated about it. In a word, everything.

    But to end on a positive note, it made more annoying films seem less annoying.


    Other than the horrendous CGI which plagued all the Mummy movies I really enjoyed the first two in the series.

     
     Posted:   Apr 22, 2019 - 5:59 AM   
     By:   jackfu   (Member)

    Unrealistic hunting/fishing, sporting, etc., scenes are used. In The Deer Hunter, DeNiro stalks his trophy buck which runs a short distance, then stops, then it does it again, and DeNiro runs after it, then finally obtains the perfect vantage point and then deliberately misses. I never had paid it much attention before, but noticed it when it was showing this past weekend.
    Where I’m from, deer hunters (I don’t hunt) tell me that you go out before daylight, wait in your tree stand or your blind in the hope that a buck will come near enough and if you make one wrong move or miss your shot or the buck senses you, you might as well pack it in and go home because you don’t get a second try. Maybe deer behave differently on Cascade mountain.
    Seems people are almost always shown catching great bounties of fish in films as well. Rarely if ever is the boredom and tediousness nor the incessant mosquito attacks shown (not that I want to be bored by showing someone not catching any fish).

     
     Posted:   Apr 22, 2019 - 3:49 PM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

    Jackfool been alone on that desert island too long.

     
     Posted:   Apr 24, 2019 - 1:53 PM   
     By:   BillCarson   (Member)

    No hes right.
    successful hunting n fishing is a bad movie exaggerration.

     
     Posted:   Apr 24, 2019 - 7:57 PM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    ...a thumbprint or retinal scanner needs to be bypassed, and the needed body part will be cut off/out of the person who has access? BOTH are utilized in the movie 7 Sisters (aka What Happened To Monday?). Every third sci-fi/technothriller has this scene, mainly to showcase how ruthless the person trying to gain access to the locked room is. Same thing with casually hacking the hand off of someone handcuffed to a briefcase holding ransom money, or vital papers.

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 3:21 AM   
     By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

    Mr. Jack REALLY hates a lot about movies. This thread is rife with this guy's disdain for a medium of artistic expression (and of course, commercial gain). His movie poster screed as depicted in films is a thing of terrible beauty.

    Time for a hug from Sybok. wink

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 7:14 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Mr. Jack REALLY hates a lot about movies. This thread is rife with this guy's disdain for a medium of artistic expression (and of course, commercial gain). His movie poster screed as depicted in films is a thing of terrible beauty.


    That's because the majority of movies are lazy if not badly made. I've never understood how they can spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a film and not write credible stories. I guess script writing is one thing you can't "buy" with money.

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 7:16 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 8:36 AM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

    Well, the dude IS essentially a God.

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 8:40 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

    Well, the dude IS essentially a God.


    Yeah but its a Godly weapon. wink It shouldn't equate to Thor picking up a human made hammer.

     
     Posted:   Apr 25, 2019 - 9:41 AM   
     By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

    Props that have no weight. When ever I see Thor hold onto his hammer (or that axe thing he has now) it looks like its light as a feather. Must be made of Styrofoam.

    Well, the dude IS essentially a God.


    Yeah but its a Godly weapon. wink It shouldn't equate to Thor picking up a human made hammer.


    Although your point is generally valid about characters holding props that obviously weigh a lot less than the item would suggest, Marvel has actually addressed Thor's hammer. The weight of it is tied to the worthiness of the person trying to wield it, which is why Thor couldn't lift it while he was unworthy, and why Hulk wasn't able to lift it in Avengers, while Captain America, who isn't nearly as strong as either, temporarily lifted it during Avengers: Age of Ultron. The hammer has also been shown to be incredibly light when someone isn't trying to lift it. During Thor: The Dark World, Thor successfully hung his hammer on a flimsy coat hanger that couldn't have held more than a few pounds, and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, I thought the table his hammer was resting on during the party was a glass coffee table, which wouldn't have likely been able to handle the hammer's weight under ordinary circumstances. So magic! I don't know if that explanation makes things better or worse. wink

    I don't know how much Thor's new axe is supposed to weigh, but as Mr. Jack says, he is depicted as being incredibly strong, so Thor waving it around the way he does doesn't bother me.

     
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