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Hollywood – Stop spoiling our movies: Today’s trailers reveal every last 'surprising' twist.
The Orange County Register ^ | September 30, 2011 | Barry Koltnow

Posted on 10/02/2011 4:34:51 PM PDT by EveningStar

The two most meaningless words in Hollywood today are "spoiler alert."

Movie critics traditionally use the words before revealing a particular scene or action while writing a review. It's a considerate thing to do, but hardly necessary in the gutless climate that now pervades the selling of movies.

There is nothing for critics to spoil anymore. Everything is revealed.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; movies; movietrailers; spoilers; trailers

1 posted on 10/02/2011 4:34:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 10/02/2011 4:35:55 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Last “modern” movie I watched was that Monkey movie Planet of the apes 2011....poor. Glad I watched it on the net before I plunked down money in a theater.


3 posted on 10/02/2011 4:40:30 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: EveningStar

Awwww, poor hollyweird. They get to make 15 million instead of 20 millions because of “spoilers”?

Perhaps if they made an actual GOOD movie, people would flock to see it.


4 posted on 10/02/2011 4:42:09 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Dallas59

These days I just download instead of going. It’s too expensive and often the same plot after another. No point in bothering with spending that sort of money anymore. entertainers are overpaid anyway and studios, with the money they spend on entertainers, could be spent on better writers. If they gave writers a fraction of what they give actors, there would surely be better plots.


5 posted on 10/02/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: NoGrayZone

IDK.. With the advances in home theater many people have screens LARGER than the theater now. With out the 9 dollar popcorn 5 dollar soda, kids that won’t shut up and no screaming babies.

I just don’t know why anyone would go to a movie theater anymore.


6 posted on 10/02/2011 5:09:03 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: NoGrayZone

That’s the problem really, a lack of interesting plots. If Hollywood made any sense, it would give awards to movies like “Apocalypto” and “Passion of the Christ” and with the budgets of those movies, the studios would be making hand over fist. Entertainers should be paid in a profit sharing method, not a fat salary like the ones they are getting now. If they got paid as much as the movies make, they would be putting in a better performance.


7 posted on 10/02/2011 5:11:01 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

I own Passion of the Christ and have watched it several times. I cry and mute at each and every scene I cannot bear to watch or listen to (his whipping).

But I keep watching it. As much as it distresses me, it also uplifts me. It is one of my favorites.

Same as Independence Day.


8 posted on 10/02/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NoGrayZone
The "Dolphin Tale" trailer doesn't just reveal the plot twists. It shows the WHOLE movie in 30 seconds.

I really do hate it when the trailer shows the "funny" lines in a movie. And when I go see it it turns out those are the ONLY funny lines.

9 posted on 10/02/2011 5:20:15 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: EveningStar
Setting aside my loathing of Hollywood leftists and my patriotic bent to say the US is the best at everything, I can honestly say Foreign cinema-especially German, Scandinavian, and Chinese flicks, are far, far superior.

Go to Netflix and rent the German "Lives of Others" and "Counterfeiters" or the Scandinavian "Inheritance" or "After the Wedding" and tell me I am wrong.

10 posted on 10/02/2011 5:26:11 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Cain/Gingrich)
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To: EveningStar
This article falsely begins with the premise that hidden plot twists actually exist in movies today. Writing has becomes so predictable, every major event in a film can be asssumed or deduced in the first 10 minutes.

There are a few exceptions: Inception. Even after viewing a revealing trailer for the film, you still cannot grasp its depth until watching it in its entirety and putting all the puzzle pieces together.

I submit the problem isn't revealing trailers but film writing with nothing to be revealed.
11 posted on 10/02/2011 5:27:08 PM PDT by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: cableguymn

Unfortunately, I don’t have that luxury. I am one of the “icky statically underemployed” (they cut all our hours so they wouldn’t have to fire 1 person.)

Although, one good thing is I don’t have children (2 crazy cats) but no kids.

The last movie I went to was I believe “The Orphan”. My bff took me to it as a b-day present. SUCKY!!!! We laughed all the way home screaming out the windows about how sucky it was.

Now with all the bedbugs lurking, I don’t want to step foot in a movie theater, let alone the creeps who sit behind your seat, waiting for you to put your pocketbook on the ground so they can steal it.


12 posted on 10/02/2011 5:27:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: EveningStar

An easy solution: stop watching the Hollywood trash. Then no one will be able to “spoil” it for you.


13 posted on 10/02/2011 5:29:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: EveningStar

Speaking of movies, I just saw a great movie the other day;
House of Sand and Fog.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315983/

It is the story of an emotionally broken woman, deserted by her husband, who suddenly finds herself homeless after her house is wrongly repossessed and auctioned.

Seeking respite from his marriage, Lester, a sympathetic sheriff’s deputy comes to the aid of the woman and becomes intimately involved in her situation.

Soon, Behrani, a boastful, greedy emigrant Iranian snaps up the house for a ridiculous sum with the intention of reselling it and making a bundle.
(Typical of his ‘religion’, he beats his wife and tells Kathy that in his country she would not be fit to look upon him)
He and his family move into the house only to find that the woman, Kathy, and her new friend, the deputy, aren’t giving up her house so easily.
The once prosperous colonel denies Kathy’s crying and pleas
to do the right thing, for he knows his recent purchase promises a profitable return and a better future for his adolescent son and extravagant wife.

Things spiral out of control and end tragically for all who want the House of Sand and Fog.
Great movie.

.


14 posted on 10/02/2011 5:46:18 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: EveningStar
There is nothing for critics to spoil anymore. Everything is revealed.

Well, yeah - 99% of Hollywood movies can be categorized as:

(1) Remakes of old movies or TV shows
(2) Adaptations of comic books
(3) Crap-tons of CGI that doesn't want something like a story or plot getting in the way

There really is nothing to spoil - either the story is already known or there is no story.
15 posted on 10/02/2011 5:53:26 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: MattinNJ

Thanks for those recommendations. “Counterfeiters” seems taken from the same historical setting as the British series “PPrivate Schultz” — which put a more comical/ridiculous spin on the circumstances.


16 posted on 10/02/2011 6:16:14 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Funny that you mention that... I just saw a trailer for the remake of the remake of “The Thing!”

There was the original (with James Arness as “The Thing.”) Then there was the remake with Kurt Russel. And now there’s a new one, in case the first two weren’t good enough.

It reminds me of the remake of “Psycho.” I guess the producers figured that they couldn’t improve on the script or directing, so they “re-shot” the movie exactly, with the exception of the sets, stars, and the fact the remake was in color.

Mark


17 posted on 10/02/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: EveningStar

I rarely go to movies anymore. I just wait and pick up the DVD as used at the local book/dvd/music store. Most are a couple bucks, if you wait them out, and the Hollywood pukes don’t get royalties off used DVDs.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 6:38:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I hate all the reamkes, because they usually suck. I’m currently really liking the tv show “Sons of Anarchy”. “Tru Blood” is based on a book, but has wandered so far off the reservation, I watch it now for the “WTF?” aspect of it.
The “twists” in movies aren’t surprising now, just cliche. I even figured out the ending to The 6th Sense about 15 minutes into it.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 6:50:56 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: EveningStar

Most movies are so shallow these days, the trailer is all you need to see.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 6:56:26 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: NoGrayZone
...I don’t want to step foot in a movie theater, let alone the creeps who sit behind your seat, waiting for you to put your pocketbook on the ground so they can steal it.

You needn't worry about that: If you put your pocketbook down, it will stick to the floor like glue. If it's a cheap theater, the urine smell drives most of the creeps off anyway.

21 posted on 10/02/2011 6:58:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I always keep my pocketbook on my lap. But I see so many stupid people putting theirs on the ground.

Here in Huntington, NY we had a rash of thieves stealing pocketbooks left on the ground.

No matter where I am, my pocketbook is ALWAYS as close to my body as physics can allow. And I will fight for it.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 7:07:48 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: bajabaja
My pleasure. Stumbled across foreign flicks because of father-in-Law who had to leave Cuba. Havana used to show films from all over the globe and it never seemed strange to him to watch a film from Italy, Spain, etc...

Another great German flick is "The Tunnel". Almost as anti-communist as "Lives of Others".

I happen to love Korean flicks but they are CRAZY. Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance are not for the faint of heart.

23 posted on 10/02/2011 7:19:23 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Cain/Gingrich)
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To: EveningStar

I noticed that a few years back: if you saw the trailer, there was no reason to shell out for the movie.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Niuhuru
The top actors used to take a "piece of the profits" until Hollywood's accounting swindles made sure the hit movies never "showed" a profit. The actors demand "up-front" money because the studios screwed so many of them for so long.

The economic downturn has lowered salaries being paid top actors because there are a lot more of them waiting around for a role.

The writing is a key challenge. Great actors cannot save a poor script.

The screenplay becomes the centerpiece of argument. Every line and every scene draws a million opinions. Often the great original script that attracted everyone to the project is re-written so many times on the demands of no-talent executives, it becomes the pure shit you see on the screen.

I know that has happened in a number of movies.

Everyone in Hollywood "knows" how to fix the script (usually not broken to begin with) and they rip it to shreds until it is garbage and the final product is lame and makes no sense.

You never see a masterpiece oil painting that was painted by a committee of no-talent assholes.

25 posted on 10/02/2011 7:45:22 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: MattinNJ

saw the first two, will see the last two, thanks for the info

Have you seen The White Ribbon?


26 posted on 10/02/2011 11:23:25 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Taffini

Sigh. Have been trying to get to White Ribbon for awhile. Hopefully next weekend. Hope you enjoy Inheritance and After the Wedding-subtle but powerful flicks.


27 posted on 10/03/2011 5:38:05 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Cain/Gingrich)
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To: EveningStar

The only good parts are in the trailers because those are the ONLY good parts.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 7:04:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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