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Top 5 Movie Pet Peeves (guest: Mike Carano)

Anderson’s co-host of The After Disaster podcast, Mike Carano, joins him and Bryan to discuss the top 5 things that annoy them the most in movies.  They also get into a fascinating discussion about some of the more technical aspects of filmmaking.

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50 thoughts on “Top 5 Movie Pet Peeves (guest: Mike Carano)

  1. pet peeve: The inflated importance of the father-son relationship in storytelling. Greek universal theme aside, father-son conflict or revenge are used as shake-and-bake motivators. Ladder 49 and a billion other movies overlay this onto the story.

    Worst product-placement offender: Michael Bay’s “The Island”. Bottles of Aquafina had bigger supporting roles than Steve Buschemi.

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    Posted by waponiwu | August 10, 2012, 1:59 PM
  2. Pet Peeve? How about walking away from the explosion/fireball in slowmotion?! I hate, hate, HATE that! I would get the F out of the way first and then turn around to see the cool fireworks. Someone should YouTube a collection of walking away from the fireball scenes to show how completely F’ed out it is.

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    Posted by Milt | August 10, 2012, 8:38 AM
  3. I can not believe no one mentioned my number one movie/tv show pet peeve: during a sex scene when a chick takes her shirt off but leaves the bra on. Takes me out of the movie every time. When have you ever had sex with a girl and took off everything but her bra???

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    Posted by Meatman | August 9, 2012, 7:35 AM
    • That and whenever they show people in bed post-sex and the chick has to move around or get up, she will always hold the sheet to her chest to keep herself covered up top.

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      Posted by Carlos A. | August 9, 2012, 7:40 AM
      • Good one. Like they’re suddenly shy after getting railed.
        A memorable scene of this subject would be the one from the movie Slapshot when Paul Newman is in bed with Melinda Dillon talking after sex. Her boobs are just hanging out there. We just don’t see enough of that.

        “Hey Ogilthorpe!…your wife eats Pussy!”

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        Posted by Scott from Seattle | August 10, 2012, 11:10 AM
  4. pet peave #41 – SEE MORE WESTERNS BRIAN/ANDERSON – piss poor come back on Carollas’ show Brian re: Unforgiven – piss poor indeed! They’re like sports – politics free.

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    Posted by Big Whiskey | August 7, 2012, 12:08 PM
  5. Bryan, I’m getting sick of the faux racism [and faux homophobia (homofauxbia)]. It’s kinda just turning into real versions of those at this point, and I know you don’t actually think those things.

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    Posted by Cary | August 7, 2012, 12:25 AM
  6. Gabe is right; absolutely skip season 2 of the Friday Night Lights TV show, and maybe even season 3 on your first viewing. Season 1 is great, and 4 and five have Michael B. Jordan from Anderson favorites “The Wire” and “Chronicle”. I know it’s not the TV Vault, but I would like to hear Anderson’s opinion of the show.

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    Posted by SteveC | August 6, 2012, 10:30 AM
  7. Good episode and good picks. I didn’t quite get all the technical discussion but it was interesting nonetheless.

    Anderson you should check out the Friday Night Lights TV show for sure, it’s really good. Season 2 is not, but all the other seasons are excellent, plus Michael B. Jordan is great in the last couple.

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    Posted by Gabe | August 6, 2012, 9:58 AM
  8. Enjoyed this episode thoroughly. One of your best ever. I appreciated the techie aspect, too. Such a marked improvement over the “Based on True Story” episode when — and I know you’ve been getting grief for a version of this the past several years — you literally WHISPERED three of the movie titles. Worse than mumbling. Whispering.

    Question: Since you persist in the practice of not annunciating, I’m wondering if this just an experiment by which you track how many people (a) stop, press rewind, and listen again to see what exactly you said, versus (b) try to decipher what you said based on inferential clues provided after-the-fact? Do you have that technology?

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    Posted by Justin | August 6, 2012, 8:04 AM
  9. My top 5 movie pet peeves

    1. When the movie has to be introduced by the theater’s shift leader.
    2. Movies that make you wait until after the credits for their stupid bonus scene.
    3. Sequels or franchises that refer back to the previous films. A good example now is watching the trailer for Bourne Legacy and all the times Jason Bourne is referred to. We get it there’s more than one.
    4. Using different actors for the same character. Like Maggie Gyllenhall taking over Katie Holmes role in Batman.
    5. Police never showing up in crime scenes then showing up instantly in other crime scenes.

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    Posted by kevin | August 5, 2012, 8:39 AM
  10. Action movies where it’s 10-20 bad guys surrounding one or two of the good guys- and the bad guys only attack the good guys one at a time! Instead of attacking from all sides at once for an easy win they sit back and watch their fellow bad guy get his ass kicked while waiting their turn!Not only does it happen in C grade ninja movies but in mainstream big budget movies- like The Dark Knight Rises. …. Love the show guys-listen every week and I’m not a movie fan.

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    Posted by Shannon Irvine | August 5, 2012, 2:03 AM
  11. “The Dark Knight RISES,” Bryan. RISES. Not Returns. Thank you.

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    Posted by Kristina W. | August 4, 2012, 10:08 PM
  12. Can anyone explain the story, or give a link, about the Christopher Nolan EW picture that Anderson has complained about a few times? I can’t find anything about it online.

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    Posted by Andrew | August 4, 2012, 6:12 PM
  13. Seriously? No mention of the shaky-cam?

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    Posted by blackhawk12151 | August 4, 2012, 11:54 AM
    • I agree! Shaky jump zoom style…Lamest, dumbest fad. Temporarily used by a couple intelligent artists for a brief period of time, then adopted by 10,000 semi-retarded film students who’ve been soaking film and tv with it for years.

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      Posted by Michael Hill | August 4, 2012, 5:21 PM
  14. Biggest Pet Peeve – movies that take place in the distant past and the characters have white teeth. Do you really think gladiators had nice white teeth? Nope – ZERO dental hygiene!

    Examples: Gladiator w/Russel Crowe, Brad Pitt in Troy, everyone in 300!

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    Posted by Jayson | August 4, 2012, 8:34 AM
  15. really enjoyed this one you guys! however, im dissapointed Anderson didnt call BS on Mike Carano after he said this gem: “I think of movies as art and i think of tv as something to sell commercials” .. DAFUQ?!

    I realize Bryan doesnt seem to be interested in good tv, but Anderson has repeatedly mentioned watching some of the greatest tv shows of our era, so he knows whats up. There are at most one or two truly great (mainstream-ish) movies a year. Yet there are several excellent, artful television series that surpass most of what goes into movie theaters week after week.

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    Posted by progwrx | August 4, 2012, 6:14 AM
  16. Does anyone else think Mike Carano’s voice sounds like Jeremy Sisto?

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    Posted by Tim | August 4, 2012, 6:00 AM
  17. How about unnecessary CGI, like when they use really fake-looking CGI animals in something they could have used a fucking real one for?

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    Posted by ian | August 4, 2012, 12:57 AM
  18. I would love a “Top 5 Movie Trailers”. The “Judge Dredd” trailer from early 90s is sneaky good.

    “Cloud Atlas” is the trailer Mike was taking about. Trailer is just under 6 minutes and is pretty impressive. Check it out. Let me know what you think guys.

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    Posted by Joey Shanks | August 3, 2012, 6:57 PM
  19. The constant chambering/loading of a gun in preparation for a battle/skirmish/whatever….totally inacurate. You chamber a gun ONCE. I think they do it bacause of the cool sound effect it makes. Drives me crazy….yes, I like guns. Stargate, the movie had a scene where the soldiers kept chambering thier assault rifles….it was rediculous…then again…so was the movie.
    Keep up the good work guys!

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    Posted by Scott from Seattle | August 3, 2012, 5:44 PM
  20. Good episode guys. Love Mike as a guest. Good topic too – it’s nice to have a break from lists of movies once in a while. Would love to hear the follow up of top 5 movie going experience pet peeves.

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    Posted by Tom | August 3, 2012, 5:34 PM
  21. I agree with BB on the horrible accents. But why does Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs have an american accent?!? Sure have the brit play an undercover cop… SPOILER ALERT… Looking good Mike!

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    Posted by Subababich | August 3, 2012, 5:26 PM
  22. Most annoying continuity gaffe:
    In the first major battle in Braveheart (Stirling?), keep an eye on William Wallace during the charge. He varies between hammer, sword drawn, and sword in scabbard.

    Biggest audio pet peeve:
    When someone pulls out a knife and it makes a “sching!” sound, or when someone draws and/or points a gun and it makes a “scha-chuck!” sound.

    Biggest physics pet peeve:
    Lack of understanding regarding force and force reaction. Here’s an example… At the beginning of The Dark Knight (scene with the fake-Batmans), Batman grabs a gun barrel with a mechanical vise and bends the barrel backwards. Okay, the vise can grip the barrel tightly, I’ll give you that. But Batman still has to provide the force to bend the barrel, and there’s not a man on Earth who can bend a gun barrel like it’s a paperclip. Also, even if Batman could do that, the force still has to be reacted by the bad guy holding the other end of the gun, otherwise it would just rip the gun out of his hands.

    Biggest random pet peeve:
    When a scene starts in one location (e.g. cops in a police station) and the characters are drawn to another location (e.g. crime scene) in the next scene, but the dialog is put on hold until they’re at the second location. Like, you guys didn’t talk about any of this stuff on the drive over? Had to wait until you were out of the car before you could explain why you were headed over there?

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    Posted by Kevin | August 3, 2012, 1:25 PM
    • I like your list.

      Audio pet peeve: A door always squeeks. A car always has the tires ‘chirp’ when stopping, even on gravel. That’s the foley artists, though. It adds to the movie. There is also a sound, when someone falls, it sounds like the sound effect when Charlie Brown falls to the ground when missing the football pulled away by Lucy.

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      Posted by icewalker946 | August 5, 2012, 6:41 PM
  23. You do realize that when people say we dont need no stinkin badges that everyone is referencing Blazing Saddles…..it is not a mis quote. Cmon BB!

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    Posted by Midwest | August 3, 2012, 12:44 PM
    • While listening I heard quite a few other BB mistakes, but I’m too lazy to go back and find them – maybe the 2 pre-show beers really went to his head.

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      Posted by Tom | August 3, 2012, 5:36 PM
    • ahem. Warning: old person here.
      Wikipedia: “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” is a well-known and widely (mis)quoted line from cinematic history.[1] In 2005, it was chosen as #36 on the American Film Institute list, AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes.[2] It comes from a line of dialogue from a 1927 novel, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and first appeared in film 21 years later in a movie of the same name; the line was parodied in the Mel Brooks film Blazing Saddles in 1974 and was cited in many movies after that.

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      Posted by SC Fan (San Carlos) | August 3, 2012, 7:38 PM
  24. Anderson, Don’t watch ‘Friday Night Lights’ unless you are ready for a commitment like ‘The Wire.’ First episode will hook you. Rewatching it right now bc of this show.

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    Posted by Matt B. | August 3, 2012, 10:53 AM
  25. A & B, there is the overused big rig sound, and there is this overused “WEESHY-WOOO” pre-explosion sound (at :13)

    I first heard it used in Doom 2, and I have since heard it in an endless amount of movies since the mid-’90s. They throw it in right before a huge explosion for whatever reason. I heard it most recently in last year’s “The Mechanic.”

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    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | August 3, 2012, 10:23 AM
  26. Excellent Pet Peave, Anderson! The “Big Rig” sound, LOL. Love the “Hawk Screech” (expertly used by Rev. LoveJoy on the “Simpsons” to wake up his audience. Another sound used to death: the sack of potatoes drop that signifies a character falling and hitting the ground. For example, the last scene in “Halloween.” I know it’s a classic, but when Mike Myers hits the ground, I think of Charlie Brown missing the football and landing on his ass.

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    Posted by Frank Farina | August 3, 2012, 9:20 AM
  27. The worst love interest in the history of movies has to be Gretchen Mol from Rounders. Just a completely pointless character. You could fast-forward ever scene that she’s in and not lose one second of plot.

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    Posted by Scott in NC | August 3, 2012, 8:47 AM
    • Also had the horrible Oreo eating tell and John Malkovitch’s laughably awful “Russian” accent.

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      Posted by Brian | August 4, 2012, 9:59 AM
    • Great point. Agreed on Malkovich below too.

      Absolute worst tacked-on love interest to me is Cameron Diaz in Gangs of New York. Without her, I’d really like that movie.

      I disagree with Anderson, I like Inez in Bottle Rocket, and I think she shows what Luke Wilson’s character is really looking for. I also enjoy the scenes where Rocky the dishwasher has to translate for them.

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      Posted by Gabe | August 6, 2012, 9:55 AM
  28. Nice stereotype there Bryan or whoever it was that said ‘that black gangsta kid’. Go fuck yourself you piece of shit

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    Posted by Marcus | August 3, 2012, 6:24 AM
  29. Agree on films being spoiled by trailers. So far this year Prometheus and Avengers have had major events right at the end spoiled by the trailer, which takes away all suspense at that moment. Also the football pitch bit in The Dark Knight Rises I’m sure would have been spectacular if seen for the first time in the context of the film, but again lost all its impact by being in the trailer. Really grinds my gears!

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    Posted by James | August 3, 2012, 6:24 AM
  30. I hate ADR so much! In Galaxy Quest, there is a scene where Sigourney Weaver looks right at the camera and her lips clearly say FUCK but that’s not what comes out. Obviously changed to get a PG-13 rating. My biggest pet peeve!

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    Posted by LFC | August 3, 2012, 6:20 AM
  31. Although I generally agree with Anderson about love stories in movies often being superfluous, the relationship between Newman and Piper Laurie in The Hustler was not. Piper Laurie’s character helps convey many things including the dysfunctional nature of Newman and the cruel nature of George C Scott. Also as a fan of Loveline, I thought that Laurie’s character was written with much insight with respect to how fucked up she was.

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    Posted by Connard | August 3, 2012, 4:41 AM
  32. Hey Bald, I recommend you assign anderson a movie called ‘in Bruges’ next time you win the gambling contest. It features dry humour spliced between scenes of horrific violence. Right up his alley. Or you could check it out yourself, its well worth a watch.

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    Posted by whataboutyourboy! | August 3, 2012, 1:33 AM

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