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Old 12-28-22, 08:19 PM
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

^My alarm is set for 8:47, and my alarm clock is permanently 10 minutes fast, so actually 8:37.
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When alarm clocks go off at odd times, like 7:23. No one sets their alarm for a time like that.
I set my alarm for 7:53.
Old 12-28-22, 09:14 PM
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Mine's set for 6:01 but I normally get up without it at 5:18.
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Tires having a "rubber on asphalt squealing sound" when on dirt/gravel surfaces.
That. Always that.

Nobody ever adjusts the car seat or mirrors either.
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Old 12-28-22, 09:38 PM
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Has anyone ever in the history of automobiles hidden their keys in the car's sun visor?
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It would have taken all of one line of dialog to clear that up. But they didn't bother.
The same people who did not realize that Ana De Armas was still bringing her hotness their trailer, after they had cut her out of the movie.
Old 12-28-22, 10:34 PM
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
When alarm clocks go off at odd times, like 7:23. No one sets their alarm for a time like that.
I do. I push times up or down by a few minutes at a time as I adjust my sleep schedule.
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NOW, I'm getting annoyed with movie characters picking up other characters' cell phones and using them, as if EVERYONE'S cell phone doesn't lock and demand either a code or face recognition after being unused for so many seconds.
I saw this recently happen in a film I watched and immediately thought of this thread
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NOW, I'm getting annoyed with movie characters picking up other characters' cell phones and using them, as if EVERYONE'S cell phone doesn't lock and demand either a code or face recognition after being unused for so many seconds.
I remember this on an episode of Homeland where a CIA agent's (forget who) phone was picked up by someone else and used without having to unlock it. I guess CIA agents don't have any confidential information on their phones.
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Originally Posted by rennervision View Post
Has anyone ever in the history of automobiles hidden their keys in the car's sun visor?
I saw that many times in the 60s where I grew up (small town in the Mid-South). You could also leave the keys in the ignition and no one would bother it. It wasn't until the mid 70s or so when the majority of people there started locking their cars (mainly due to installations of after market audio systems and leaving music collections in the vehicles).
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

Check out that scene in Toby's Spider-man where he's swinging with MJ and her hair is blowing in a different direction then they are moving. That's always bugged me.

Also, this time watching It's a Wonderful Life I noticed a small gaff. Clarence says George's brother died when he was 9 but the grave stone reads: 1911-1919 making Harry 8 when he died.
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

Here's a trivial math geeky one:
In the Wizard of Oz, after Scarwcrow gets his brain from the Wizard, to show how smart he now is, he states:
""The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side."

In actuality, Pythagorean theorem is:

The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides
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Old 12-29-22, 11:04 AM
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In The Abyss, it always bugged me that during the sequence where Lindsay drowns, they wait for her to drown rather than gain an extra minute and a half or so by swimming until she drowns. In a situation like that, every second counts.

Hereís the scene Iím referring to. Get to swimming, people!

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Also, this time watching It's a Wonderful Life I noticed a small gaff. Clarence says George's brother died when he was 9 but the grave stone reads: 1911-1919 making Harry 8 when he died.
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Here's a trivial math geeky one:
In the Wizard of Oz, after Scarwcrow gets his brain from the Wizard, to show how smart he now is, he states:
""The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side."

In actuality, Pythagorean theorem is:

The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides
Is it any wonder the Soviets beat us into space?
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian View Post
Here's a trivial math geeky one:
In the Wizard of Oz, after Scarwcrow gets his brain from the Wizard, to show how smart he now is, he states:
""The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side."

In actuality, Pythagorean theorem is:

The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides
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Old 12-29-22, 05:25 PM
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When a character is shown wearing a pair of glasses, often adjusting their glasses during the movie, and later he or she loses their glasses and almost never has any problems suddenly not having their glasses anymore.
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My pet peeve is when a character looks at a photo of a friend or loved one (usually it's framed) and it's clearly a still from film footage rather than a posed photo or even a candid photo that looks believable. This particularly happens in movie or TV sequels where the actor in the photo is no longer available. It honestly bugs me more than a photo of a couple or family where the actor's face has been "pasted" in.
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My pet peeve is when a character looks at a photo of a friend or loved one (usually it's framed) and it's clearly a still from film footage rather than a posed photo or even a candid photo that looks believable. This particularly happens in movie or TV sequels where the actor in the photo is no longer available. It honestly bugs me more than a photo of a couple or family where the actor's face has been "pasted" in.
I recently watched A Christmas Story Christmas so I know exactly what you mean.
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I was watching "No Time to Die" and for the first time ever (I think), a random USB drive wasn't just plugged into the hacker's computer.

Q first tested it in a sandbox laptop.
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Flashlights are always malfunctioning, but shaking or hitting the flashlight fixes the problem for a few seconds.
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A buddy of mine use to talk about his Pet Peeve where in many 70's flicks they had Detectives with 38 Snub nose hand guns standing on the streets would have perfect aim and could shoot a perp off the roof of a 30 story buildings.
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Weird one I have: Seeing modern dental work in actor's mouths in period pieces
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Re: Trivial things in a movie that bug you anyway

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Flashlights are always malfunctioning, but shaking or hitting the flashlight fixes the problem for a few seconds.
That's not inaccurate. The switch mechanisms in flashlights are prone to malfunctioning, and shaking them a bit can actually make contact and turn them on for anywhere from a few seconds to permanently on.

I would say it's limited to cheap flashlights, but even the expensive ones can be touchy.

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Weird one I have: Seeing modern dental work in actor's mouths in period pieces
Watching a porno movie that's set in the Old West and the Indian Chief is wearing a Rolex.

Or the characters in a porno movie set in Imperial China have access to purple plastic dildos.

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I was watching "No Time to Die" and for the first time ever (I think), a random USB drive wasn't just plugged into the hacker's computer.

Q first tested it in a sandbox laptop.
I took that as a direct response to super computer wiz Q stupidly plugging in Silva's drive into a computer connected to the MI6 server in Skyfall. Such an infuriating scene in a mostly enjoyable movie (even if Silva seemed to have been a disciple of Heath Ledger's Joker).

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Weird one I have: Seeing modern dental work in actor's mouths in period pieces
It always irks me when I see Christopher Reeve's fillings after Lois dies in Superman.

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