1. The advance publicity plays up the "hot" love scenes and how much chemistry the leads have... usually it means the leads will have no chemistry at all
Signs that a movie will be horrible
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/13/2018|
No pre-sceenings for critics.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/11/2018|
It stars someone who became famous via a scandal
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/11/2018|
It has a superhero.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/11/2018|
Some has been pop star lies and makes it out to be her big screen debut.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/11/2018|
In the trailer, someone says, "I'll never give up on you."
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/11/2018|
It was a comic book first.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/11/2018|
The trailer is the best part of the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/11/2018|
Made in Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/11/2018|
Lynn Stairmaster predicts it will sweep the Oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/11/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/11/2018|
Vancouver or Montreal stands in for New York City.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/11/2018|
The trailer gives a two-second listing of the soundtrack artists, none of who were heard of more than three years ago.
An A-list actor's spouse or child has lead billing.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/11/2018|
Promo blurb "[star|director] fans will love this" -- completists only need watch.
Phonograph needle scratch sound stopping trailer music to connote a major sudden change in protagonist's situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/11/2018|
Three-dimensional/computer animation of beloved, wildly popular 20th-century comic strip character.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/11/2018|
Trailer touts ecstatic reviews from "Ain't it Cool" and "Rotten Tomatoes."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/11/2018|
It's a remake/reboot/rehash of a movie that came out like 15 years ago
Olivia Munn or Olivia Wilde are in it
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/11/2018|
Madonna plays the lead and attempts one more time to act.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/11/2018|
Boasts great date night movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/11/2018|
GAP Playlist Troll is music consultant.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/11/2018|
Usually when it ends with the words "Part 3", "The Third Chapter", etc. Also look out for the words "Return to..."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/11/2018|
I'll go one better, R18 -- any movie that has to closely tie itself to an event ("Sure to be a Christmas classic for years to come!") is desperate.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/11/2018|
Sandra Bullock stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/11/2018|
[quote]Trailer touts ecstatic reviews from "Ain't it Cool" and "Rotten Tomatoes."
Or a critic you've never heard from some flyover newspaper/TV station, or a critic who's known for never giving a bad review.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/11/2018|
Ten minutes of beginning credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/11/2018|
It stars the offspring of a former movie star.
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people died making it.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/11/2018|
"From the studio that brought you..."
Not exactly a specific indication of quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/11/2018|
When the quote on the trailer/poster praises the cinematography. ("Four stars!")
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/11/2018|
Stars an actor named "Chris."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/11/2018|
A supermodel has a hefty role in it. There are few exceptions, 5th Element being one.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/11/2018|
The tagline always starts with:
"This time it's personal."
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/11/2018|
In promoting the film they keep bringing up someone's nude scene(s).
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/11/2018|
When there are multiple commercials presenting the movie from every story line angle possible.
It's a comedy!
It's an action film!
It's a romcom!
It's a heartfelt drama!
It's a film for the whole family!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/11/2018|
Read between the lines. Look for words, phrases in the trailer script like “revival, In a world, in a time, in a place..., triumphant return to the screen, sequel, winner of Palme d’or, everyone’s favorite (fill in the blank). If the trailer script sounds like a movie you’ve seen before, it’s probably dreck.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/11/2018|
Julia Roberts is in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/11/2018|
I’ve found that whenever a movie commercial has the release date chyron on the screen from beginning to end, it tends to be garbage.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/11/2018|
Will Smith is in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/11/2018|
Trailer shows entire movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/11/2018|
"If you only see one movie this year..."
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/11/2018|
The lead actors/actresses were models before branching off into film.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/11/2018|
If it is marketed as a sequel or prequel.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/11/2018|
Anytime a free screening pass is offered.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/11/2018|
I usually lose interest the minute I hear a voice-over narration at the beginning of a film.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/11/2018|
The trailer's narration starts with "In a world where..." something, followed by a pause, as an action clip is shown, then the narrator says, "it took one man..." then another pause as another action clip is shown, then "to make..." followed by the opposite of whatever the first thing was.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/11/2018|
When top billing goes to Henry Cavill or Matt Damon.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/11/2018|
It's anything to do dancers or singers struggling to become famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/11/2018|
The credits are in Comic Sans
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/11/2018|
She is in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/11/2018|
If the taxes aren't taken out first from Fan Bingbing's paycheck.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/11/2018|
'by director bradley cooper'
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/11/2018|
Its a remake of a beloved classic or has absurd stunt casting.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/11/2018|
If I’m not in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/11/2018|
_______ has never been better!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/11/2018|
Ansel Elgort stars as Tony
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/11/2018|
The studio doesn't air it in advance for critics to review.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/11/2018|
The poster is awful
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/11/2018|
Nicolas Cage's BIG COMEBACK!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/11/2018|
"An Alan Smithee Joint."
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/11/2018|
If the trailer describes the film as quirky or edgy.
If everyone’s name must be preceded by an award win/nomination: starring Oscar winner Streep, Oscar nominee Amy Adams and Golden Globe nominee _______. If you’re not an Oscar winner/nominee, it’s not worth mentioning.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/11/2018|
Starring Adam Sandler
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/11/2018|
A movie that originally had a white cast remade with a black cast
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/11/2018|
r61 Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale are black?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/11/2018|
The good - Madonna in a supporting role
The bad - Madonna is the lead
The ugly - Directed by Madonna!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/11/2018|
The PR shills start threads on DL saying it has Oscar buzz.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/11/2018|
A handgun on the movie poster, with actors making intense faces in red or blue lighting and a shapley, young actress in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/11/2018|
No R62, but Jamie Foxx and little black Annie are
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/11/2018|
You get a used scratch n sniff card.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/11/2018|
"The PR shills start threads on DL saying it has Oscar buzz."
ROFLMAO, this one is so true! There was some troll saying that The Other Boleyn Girl was going to get tons of Oscar nominations including Best Actress for Natalie Portman.....then the movie actually came out, to mediocre box office and "meh" reviews.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/11/2018|
One word quotes from critics, movie blogs, and tweets.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/11/2018|
Directed by Michael Bay.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/12/2018|
All action, family/kids and horror movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/12/2018|
Framing a character from an much older time as "feminist".
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/12/2018|
R72, feminism existed in the past.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/12/2018|
Released in January to March or August.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/12/2018|
It has Emma Watson in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/12/2018|
The only positive review is from Walter Monheit.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/12/2018|
I love you r76!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/12/2018|
Adam Sandler is in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/12/2018|
The blue screen does all the work in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/12/2018|
There's a group dance scene at the end of the trailer or a snippet of (middle-aged) women singing into hair brushes.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/12/2018|
Shut up G at R80
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/12/2018|
"But they didn't count on....one man!"
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/12/2018|
An aging action hero, long past his prime, is kicking the asses of ripped 25 year-old men.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/12/2018|
r83 just described every Liam Neeson movie
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/12/2018|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/12/2018|
The theme song is by Eminem.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/12/2018|
It's released on VOD the same day
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/12/2018|
Dumped in, like, 5 theaters to hide the fact that Kevin Spacey's in it
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/12/2018|
Allison Janney is not in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/12/2018|
Mariah Carey is in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/12/2018|
I'm not in it or I passed on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/12/2018|
Any involvement of Adam Sandler.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/12/2018|
An HD copy is up on the streaming sites at the same time the movie hits theaters.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/12/2018|
Any shot that has the lead characters walking in a group towards the camera in slow motion.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/13/2018|
If it's a "triumph of the human spirit" Oscar bait movie
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/13/2018|
[quote]If it's a "triumph of the human spirit" Oscar bait movie
"He thought losing his arms and legs was his biggest challenge, and then the Holocaust happened. From the Academy Award®-winning director (insert name of director who hasn't made an interesting movie in at least 15 years) comes a triumph of the human spirit....."
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/13/2018|
Angelina Jolie is somehow involved, as an actress, director, producer, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/13/2018|
Amy Schumer is in it
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/13/2018|
Geraldine Chaplin is not in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/13/2018|
Judd Apatow is somehow involved with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/13/2018|