No movie is without sin.
Cinema Sins is a web series dedicated entirely to pointing out the "sins" in movies
. Currently, there are 3 shows playing on the channel:
- Everything Wrong With...
- Conversations with Myself
- Movie Recipes
Movies Covered by Cinema Sins:
The channel itself can be accessed on YouTube here
Tropes applying to this series:
- Twenty Minutes into the Future: The narrator pointing out how in Looper, those are clearly 2010s model cars being driven in 2044, that according to Star Trek, "Nokia still has that shitty ringtone 250 years in the future" and that in Avatar, a film set in the 24th century, Ranger Rick is apparently still a relevant reference.
- Accentuate the Negative: Premise of the channel.
- Acting for Two: In Conversations videos.
- Actor Allusion: One of the cutaway gags in the Kick-Ass video has the How I Met Your Mother narration play over Dave and Katie making out. Katie is played by Lyndsy Fonseca, Future Ted's daughter.
- Ascended Fanboy: Anyone who gets their sin placed in the crowdsourced Iron Man 3 sins video.
- Artistic License - Law: From The Wizard of Oz, "How can you order the removal of a dog without any investigation into whether or not it was in fact the same dog that did the biting? For that matter, how do you issue this order but then have the victim carry out the eviction?"
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: How Movie Recipes often add normal ingredients plus absolutely insane ones. For the most prime example, check out the Braveheart fries video.
- Catchphrase/Running Gag:
- "Scene does not contain a lap dance." This one is so iconic they made a t-shirt out of it.
- "Liam Neeson isn't killing anyone in this scene."
- "Discount (actor/actress)." For when a much lower-paid and less-famous actor somewhat resembles a more famous actor.
- "X is a dick to Y."
- "DC Comics"
- "The Prometheus school of running away from things." (After the Prometheus sins video, in which he described one of the characters trying to avoid a giant toppling structure by just running in the direction it was falling rather than dodging to the side).
This is exactly how Shaggy and Scooby would try and run from this thing.
- "Garnish with a lit cigarette and enjoy!"
- "Sh*t, there goes HBO" (Any time a satellite is destroyed)
- "F**king Sprint" (Any time poor streaming is shown)
- "(Visionary) [genre] director rips off [classic movie]." Sometimes this is used when a director does something they'd done in their own previous work, such as Sam Raimi ripping off the camera work of Evil Dead in Oz: The Great and Powerful.
- The Cameo: The Honest Trailers guy at the end of the Superman Returns video.
- Compressed Adaptation/Adaptation Induced Plot Hole: Often leads to sins as it causes confusion for viewers unfamiliar with the source.
- All of the Harry Potter videos after the first one address this issue with a disclaimer proclaiming "The Books Do Not Matter."
- Early-Installment Weirdness: In one of their first Sins videos for Prometheus, the voiceover was done by a different person than normal.
- Mentioned in one of the fanmail episodes that there is another man that helps out the one in every other sins video, he just hasn't appeared on screen and that has been, so far, his only video.
- Earworm: In-Universe, the tune that plays in the Conversations with Myself and Movie Recipes videos.
- Everything Is Racist: "White guy should definitely not be chasing black guy" in the Twilight sins video.
- Gambit Roulette: Any appearance of this earns their scorn. Put blatantly in the Now You See Me video.
- Hypocritical Humour: "Movie censors the word 'f*ck', who does that?"
- Identical Stranger: All the characters who appear on screen are played by the same person.
- Lethal Chef: Invoked in his Movie Recipes. He's out to make a comedy sketch, not anything edible. Doesn't stop him from tasting it, though.
- Magic Countdown: Called out in Independence Day, Godzilla1998, and Star Trek Into Darkness, among others.
- Matte Shot: "Bye, Dorothy! Be careful not to run into that painted background that's ten feet away!"
- Multiple Endings: The Superman sins video.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: In Twilight, they make a point of noting that, "In general, 'cold ones' live in these vast countries, and this one very specific part of North America. Sure, if I'm worried about vampires in the Pacific Northwest, I go straight to the information about Egypt."
- Neck Snap: "Bane tickles a man to death off-screen."
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Throughout Pacific Rim, they wonder why the various Kaiju and the Jaegers spend five minutes wrestling, before unleashing a never-before-seen ability and weapon that ends the battle in seconds?
- The Other Darrin: "A hush fell over the crowd at Rhodey's alarming weight loss and substantial plastic surgery work since his last public appearance."
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: The Iron Man 3 Sins video.
- Product Placement: Regularly pointed out in sins videos.
- Perhaps, most notably in the Independence Day video, where no less that 6 sins point out the Coke product placement.
- The Skyfall video also calls out the product placement.
- Godzilla (1998) had its Pepsi placement called out many times.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Discussed in the Les Misérables video when he wonders why Fantine's anesthesia less tooth-pulling is considered less traumatic than having sex as a prostitute.
- Running Gag:
- The end of each episode is where the movie is given a "sentence". In earlier episodes, they all shared one sentence—"hell". In later episodes, the sentences became more unique and, instinctively, more hilarious.
- In the videos for The Dark Knight Saga, pointing out Bruce Wayne's "nipple bed".
- Say My Name: The Titanic bonus round is every single instance of Jack or Rose saying the other's first name.
- Self-Deprecation: They regularly label themselves ‘‘idiots’’ and ‘‘assholes.’’
- The sins video of their own channel.
- Shout-Out: In one running gag, while a smart character is going on about something they'll be drowned out by a big "NEEEEEEERRRRRRDDDDD!"
- Skewed Priorities: In Titanic, where despite the "unsinkable" ship heading straight to the bottom of the Atlantic and the passengers being rapidly evacuated to the lifeboats, a steward is more concerned about Jack and Rose breaking a door
"Is this guy really that clueless about the current situation?".
- Take That, Audience!: In the second episode of fan mail answering.
Cinema Sins Guy 1: 500,000 [subscribers], man. That’s really a lot of people. I mean, you have half a million fans.
Cinema Sins Guy 2: Nah, they clicked a button.
- They did genuinely thank their fans, though.
- The Unintelligible: The version of the Cinema Sins guys holding the boom mic in ‘‘Behind the Scenes’’ of Conversations with Myself About Movies.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: In Pacific Rim, question why if the plasma guns are so effective against Kaiju, why they don't simply build long-rang defense cannons aimed at the Breach, instead of giant wrestling robots who use them as a secondary weapon?