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The Pet Peeves Thread
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: November 18, 2005 - 9:22 AM PST
Last Reply: February 11, 2006 - 11:59 AM PST

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author topic: The Pet Peeves Thread
Cinenaut
post #1  on November 18, 2005 - 9:22 AM PST  
Stop it! Stop giving requested movies extra high ratings just because you think it will make GreenCine order them faster! Just rate them accurately if you've actually SEEN them, and click the request button like the rest of us!

Step right up! Post your pet peeves here.
pooja
post #2  on November 18, 2005 - 9:32 AM PST  
My Pet...
Cinenaut
post #3  on November 18, 2005 - 9:36 AM PST  
Harry Potter on the brain, you've got.
Eoliano
post #4  on November 18, 2005 - 9:56 AM PST  
No wonder Kitty Plays Pretend has such a high rating, it includes a coloring book and Hello Kitty games!
Cinenaut
post #5  on November 18, 2005 - 10:12 AM PST  
Heyyyy... I never get coloring books with my DVDs.

I should note at this point that all the DVDs in my first post were rated 9 or 10, but now someone has helpfully changed that.
lizzoqops
post #6  on November 18, 2005 - 10:27 AM PST  
> On November 18, 2005 - 10:12 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Heyyyy... I never get coloring books with my DVDs.
>

I got stickers and a pen with my Zebraman dvd.


> I should note at this point that all the DVDs in my first post were rated 9 or 10, but now someone has helpfully changed that.
> ---------------------------------

I was going to ask why they didn't seem to have really high marks. And if you've actually seen that Hello, Kitty dvd. Or Barbie. And how you stumbled across them : )

Cinenaut
post #7  on November 18, 2005 - 10:42 AM PST  
Of the DVDs I linked, I'd only seen Roswell and Gilmore Girls. I found the DVDs by going to a genre, then sorting the genre by rating. That makes the artificially inflated ratings float to the top. Sometimes I look for DVDs to watch that way, but I always have to ignore the ones with a one or two-person 10 rating.
Cinenaut
post #8  on November 18, 2005 - 10:44 AM PST  
Sure, the Barbie movie could be good... but could it rate a 10?

Not even Citizen Kane, Seven Samurai, King Kong or Plan 9 From Outer Space rate a 10.
dpowers
post #9  on November 18, 2005 - 2:22 PM PST  
isn't barbie the definition of a 10? isn't every woman in southern california doing her level best to conform to the new "plastic doll" ideal that is barbie?
dpowers
post #10  on November 18, 2005 - 2:24 PM PST  
a: no. about 95% of the women in southern california will never even get close to having that kind of money.
Cinenaut
post #11  on November 18, 2005 - 3:07 PM PST  
Barbie may be perfect, but this isn't Barbie, it's a movie about Barbie. It's not the moon, it's the finger pointing at the moon.



My links ran into the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of Greencine ratings: I said "hey, these movies are rated too high" and the act of mentioning the inflated ratings made the ratings lower.
pooja
post #12  on November 18, 2005 - 5:00 PM PST  
> On November 18, 2005 - 3:07 PM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> the act of mentioning the inflated ratings made the ratings lower.
> ---------------------------------

An act of the all-seeing all-knowing GreenCineStaff I'm guessing...
Cinenaut
post #13  on November 18, 2005 - 5:19 PM PST  
I'd mentally pinned the rap on you, pooja.
Battie
post #14  on November 18, 2005 - 11:39 PM PST  
Hmm...perhaps this is the wrong thread...but Pet Peeves are about it. Y'all have heard this one from me before.

It's 1:30 am here. I just finished a lovely bowl of orange & vanilla ice cream. I was settling down for some sleep...and guess what? My Mexican neighbors decided that NOW is the time to play some loud Mexican music. #1, I don't like someone else's music being played so loud I hear it in my bedroom in the first place. I don't even like to hear MY music that loud. #2, Mexican music is absolutely HORRIBLE. The traditional crap that sounds EXACTLY THE SAME! #3, IT'S 1:30 IN THE MORNING!

Okay, so now I have this big twisting in my gut that I know signals unquenchable rage...My pet peeve is now something that makes me consider arson a viable option.

Gah, their music is making me wanna be racist. MY EARS ARE BEING RAPED! *sob* If they'd just play classical, I'd be okay!
IronS
post #15  on November 19, 2005 - 12:12 AM PST  
> On November 18, 2005 - 11:39 PM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hmm...perhaps this is the wrong thread...but Pet Peeves are about it. Y'all have heard this one from me before.
>

Oh yeah. You complained about something like that in this thread. I suppose you can always call the police on your neighbors. Aren't there noise limit laws in your neighborhood?
ALittlefield
post #16  on November 19, 2005 - 7:26 AM PST  
> On November 18, 2005 - 9:22 AM PST Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Stop it! Stop giving requested movies extra high ratings just because you think it will make GreenCine order them faster! Just rate them accurately if you've actually SEEN them, and click the request button like the rest of us!
>
> Step right up! Post your pet peeves here.
> ---------------------------------

But THUMBTANIC looks like a delightful romp!
Battie
post #17  on November 19, 2005 - 1:50 PM PST  
> On November 19, 2005 - 12:12 AM PST IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Oh yeah. You complained about something like that in this thread. I suppose you can always call the police on your neighbors. Aren't there noise limit laws in your neighborhood?
> ---------------------------------

LOL! There are, but the police don't care. >:P

Okay, so a new pet peeve...I hate it when you butter bread, and toast it, but when it's done, the edges are black but the middle is REALLY soggy!
ALittlefield
post #18  on November 19, 2005 - 3:40 PM PST  
My movie peeves:
No more smash in the crotch jokes! (We get it, it hurts.)
No more flatulence sounds as a punchline(Mel Brooks, what have you wrought?).
No more video game movies. Ever.
No more movie versions of lousy TV shows.
Johnny Knoxville is not an actor(see above).
Neither is Paris Hilton.
Keanu Reeves can not star in period pieces or play a lawyer, doctor or computer programmer.
Mark Ruffalo and River Phoenix have to bathe before arriving on the set.
IronS
post #19  on November 19, 2005 - 3:42 PM PST  
> On November 19, 2005 - 3:40 PM PST ALittlefield wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Mark Ruffalo and River Phoenix have to bathe before arriving on the set.
> ---------------------------------

Do you mean Joaquin Phoenix? River's been dead for a while so....
pooja
post #20  on November 19, 2005 - 4:01 PM PST  
> On November 19, 2005 - 1:50 PM PST Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I hate it when you butter bread, and toast it, but when it's done, the edges are black but the middle is REALLY soggy!
> ---------------------------------

You can try buttering the toast AFTER you toast it. Or get one of those gourmet European butters, that have a higher fat content... less water content means it's less likely that your toast will get soggy... 3 to 5 dollars a stick.
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