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DEANER asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

In Movies, series, What annoys you most? What do you most love?

Examples: Annoyances

Ordering food or coffee or drink and then they get into a fight or finish scene and leave, not touching it. I Hate That!

The fact that everyone drinks shots or tumblers of Hard Liquor. Whisky or Scotch. I don't think i know / knew one person under 60 who actually does that. And most people 60 don't either. Is it just easier to fake on film? What about beer and wine or even martinis? Sometimes you see that - but to me, Scotch is not used. Is that a New York thing?

Overuse of Character Names in dialog so you know them. Not realistic. Most friends / siblings, go years without actually verbalizing names. And some spouses literally NEVER address each other by name! it's like - a thing

Likes - In Sex and the City - bringing up common weird stuff. Such as when Carrie is asked what Burger looks like and she says, "I don't know, i can't remember, that's how i know i really like him (paraph)" YES! YES! - that is so true. Hmm. another good Q - why? Or when someone refers to guys leaving exactly after 3 months. YES.



SheAn - o yeah! the black coffee thing! I take cream 2

Update 2:

dobberx - i laughed, i cried, it became a part of me - great effort, and i am right there with ya! wow - you are observant. Very entertaining. I agree.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Good ones all. I also dislike the uneaten food and drink thing.

    Mine include.

    Car chase cliches:

    -car drives on sidewalk

    -car runs over vendor's cart

    -car flips for no apparent reason

    -car gets launched into the air by striking another car

    Cars that don't start when the killer is near.

    Cell phones that don't work when the killer is near.

    Group of people split up in large old house/building when they know slasher may be around.

    Cats jumping out of nowhere to "scare" the audience.


    Loud explosions in space. Impossible with no air for sound waves to travel thru. Doesn't really annoy me much. I get the dramatic license here.

    Able bodied people who trip while being chased.

    Bodies flying backwards when they get shot.


    Martial arts fights with impossible moves. (wire work)

    Writers who insist on insulting our intelligence - especially in otherwise decent flicks. Independence Day comes to mind. A human computer can link up with an alien computer??? The aliens don't notice the FIFTY YEAR OLD fighter craft pulling in for service???

    Obvious continuity errors like in Pretty Woman. His tie is tied- no, it's untied - no, it's tied again. SIGH.

    Ridiculous age difference in couples. Just about every Woody Allen movie!

    Gunfights in westerns where nobody has to ever reload and guys die instantly from ANY wound and there's not a drop of blood in sight. Oh, but IF the good guy gets shot all he needs is a sling for his arm! And, of course, if it's one of those one-on-one fast draw street gunfights, each gunman fires only one shot.

    So-called "science fiction" movies which are nothing but "attack of the giant (insert animal/insect/plant here) pieces of bad-acted crapola (see any made for syfy channel movie). This was done to death in the 50's and 60's.

    Remakes of old TV series which make a joke out of the original. "I Spy" was a great drama/action series but an awful comedy/action movies.


    Original or risk taking films like Memento or Blair Witch Project or even Cloverfield.

    Films that utilize the talents of middle-aged actresses. Usually, once they hit 40, actresses are put on the junk pile. Suddenly, they're just not pretty/sexy enough.

    REAL science fiction. So rare these days.

    Silly comic-book superhero movies that actually have a budget, a decent story and good casting. These movies are now so much better than what they used to pump out. Superman (1978) was the exception - good, fun movie.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • SheAn
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    i hate how no one ever says goodbye on the phone..and how everyone's cell phone works no matter where they are on earth! oh and everyone drinks black coffee?? i personally like a little milk and sugar in mine..

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