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Web Video: Midnight Screenings
Yeah, sometimes they need a freaking smoke when doing this.

"At this point, you having me go to that fucking movie, is a personal fucking insult!"
Jake, after seeing the first The Smurfs

Midnight Screenings is a sort-of spinoff of The Cinema Snob. It's basically a collection of v-log reviews of movies Brad and his friends (dubbed "Team Snob") have just seen, usually filmed at home or in their cars. The latter was often done after seeing midnight premieres of major films, hence the series name.

The gang mainly consists of Brad, Jake, Jillian, Sarah, Brian, Irving, Dave, Lettie and (formerly) Jerrid. The show is mainly just them talking about the movie, or other subjects that come up, with a bit of improvisation (in that what isn't them being genuine is them acting off the cuff).

*light goes out in the car, opens and shuts door to reset timer*

The real fun from the show comes from their reactions, especially if they think it's a bad movie. Not only will some of them just act in absolute rage at what they saw, those with them—who saw another movie—will just laugh at their pain (even if they also saw a bad movie).

Videos can be found here.

So, should we talk about the tropes on this show?

  • Accentuate the Negative: Especially if it's done with Rule of Funny, and implying that Suckiness Is Painful.
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
    • A lot of reviews of terrible films will have the filmgoers mention at least one or two parts they liked.
    • Brad's reaction to Pain and Gain, which he absolutely loved. It's a complete 180 from his reaction to the third Transformers movie. He also felt the fourth Transformers made its humor work (for the most part) by saying the lines straight.
    • When talking about The Internship, Jake points out a grand total of two moments in the movie that he laughed at, and he stresses that they were actually genuinely funny moments. The rest of the movie, however...
    • According to Brad, Terry Crews and Cocoa Brown were the only good parts of Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club.
    • In the 75 minutes total that made up Planes: Fire and Rescue, the one part Brad and Jake found funny was a parody of CHiPS, called C Ho PS about Erik Estrada as a police helicopter, which they commented that that short clip alone was a better movie than what it was in, and demanded that at the very least C Ho PS get made into a short film.
  • Anything But That!:
    • A running gag is comparing which movie one of them would rather watch. Jake says that as shitty as The Smurfs 2 is to him, he'd watch a 48 hour loop of the film before watching That's My Boy again.
    • Usually one film per year will be the bar to pass, becoming a catchphrase itself of "So, better than -blank-?". When they started doing midnights, Priest, only the second movie seen in the series, was the bad movie standard for two years running.
  • Astro Turf: Brad suspects that someone involved in the making of The Oogieloves (possibly its creator Kenn Viselman) has been setting up thousands of fake accounts on IMDb in order to bump the site's rating of the film up to a respectable level.
  • Bad Boss: Brad acts as this to his friends. He essentially pays his friends to watch horrible horrible movies so he can record their pain and get views from it. Although he subjects the same thing to himself.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Angry Jake hates bad puns.
    • The writing style of Ehren Kruger which Brad really hates, going as far to blasting Transformers: Dark of The Moon in a giant Cluster F-Bomb rant during that segment (the exception is the fourth film, where he felt the actors made the script work).
    • Sarah, while not really having a "berserk" setting (she's pretty chill overall), does become irate when women in movies are written or used as props and 2-dimensional, even moreso when the female is just a love attachment to the male character, who otherwise might've been interesting had they just tried.
    • Being an atheist, pushing a religious view or personal morals onto the audience, especially with thin strawman arguments and misrepresentation of the other side, is the fastest way to make Dave curse up a storm.
    • Everyone loathes Adam Sandler and Tyler Perry and treats their movies with a mixture of dread and seething hatred.
  • Bi the Way: Jillian, according to the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D vlog.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Film Brain's "Symbolism!" is borrowed for Gravity. Seen again with Endless Love only this time, Jillian suggested that they should've called Matthew to say his catchphrase.
  • Breakout Character: Angry Jake. Heck, when Jake was considering no longer doing videos after seeing That's My Boy, fans begged him to see Brave just so he'd see a good movie and stay.
  • Butt Monkey: Jerrid, Jake and occasionally Dave.
  • Call Back:
    • Brad and Jake tend to do this quite a bit when they review movies together.
    • At the end of the Transformers: Age of Extinction review, Brian, Irving and Brad spend about ten minutes fondly remembering some of Jerrid's epic moments of stupidity, namely his hilarious confusion to what "Assburgers" was and Brad and Brian's horrified shared expression when they realized that he wasn't joking (Glee 3D), and Irving's dawning realization that Jerrid, who expressed a want for Vernians to also have the option to be called "Jules-es", had no idea that Jules Verne was a singular person (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Should we talk about the trailers?" or "Trailers?"
    • Brad's is either "I really dug this movie" or "What the fuck was that"?
    • "You know, it would be one thing if the movie was funny. It's not!"
    • *after going off on a tangent* "Oh, right, we saw a movie."
    • "Now stay with me here..." *goes into absurd description of event or thought*
    • "This felt like a fucking sitcom!" is Brad's when describing movies with overly broad humor and cheap production values.
    • "Boo! Zero stars!"
  • Caustic Critic: Angry Jake is xenomorph-blood levels of caustic.
  • Comical Overreacting:
    • Most of the gang is prone to this, but in this video, Jake admits that he plays up the "Angry Jake" mood for laughs. Although the movie in question left him so actually angry, he spent the first half of the video in Tranquil Fury mode until he calmed enough to play up the angry again.
    • Had he planned ahead, during Paranormal Activity 3 Jake explained a plan to get a large (and free refillable) popcorn, just so he could Comically Overreact to every jump scare and throw his popcorn everywhere, then go get a refill and wait for the next one.
  • The Comically Serious: Brad felt this was why the humor in Transformers: Age of Extinction worked more than the previous films, as jokes were told straight instead of doing everything up to mugging for the camera.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Brad, Dave, and Jake are most prone to these.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much everyone.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: During the 2012 "End of Summer Best/Worst" video, to say Jake offered this to Jillain when she insinuated he hadn't seen any bad movies that summer, would be just a tad bit underselling it.
    Jillian: Magic Mike was way worse than anything Jake's had to see
    Jake: *turns to look at Jillian* I snuck into Brian's house when him and his girlfriend were sleeping, so I could prank them-
    Brian: There were pictures of the Pope everywhere!
    Jake: -I will sneak into your house, and slit your throat.
    Brad: Oh my god... that got dark!
  • Drinking Game: Jillian suggested that during The Smurfs, they could take a shot every time Smurfing was done, but Irving shouted that they would die of alcohol poisoning by the first five minutes.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • In-Universe, the group as a whole intensely dislike when any movie downplays or disregards mental disabilities for laughs, or unnecessary cruelty/abuse towards animals or kids.
    • Jake was pretty pissed at the pedophilia jokes made in the opening scene of That's My Boy.
    • Out of all the things Brad and Jake hated about Epic, what sets them off the most is how the movie has MK's father be a neglectful, emotionally abusive asshole and plays it for laughs.
    • In 2014's Moms' Night Out, Sarah and Brad (Brad especially) hated how a main character's serious depression was played off as "aw, you just need a fun weekend, and god" instead of helping her seek treatment or just taking it seriously.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs:
    • This was Nick's justification for taking his infant son to see Walking With Dinosaurs (which was Jake's least favorite movie of 2013) as his first film, despite Brad's insistence that they go see Frozen instead. Nick naturally hates the movie, but admits that his son seemed to like it.
    Brad: Nick, you could have dangled keys in front of his face for ninety minutes, he probably would have liked it. You could have just at least given him a better movie to see as his first movie.
    • Giant robots riding dinosaurs was a reason Brad said he couldn't get mad at Transformers 4.
  • Executive Meddling: In-Universe. Jake speculates that the reason Walking with Dinosaurs had voice acting when the trailers promised only the narrator was going to speak was due to this. He wasn't that far off.
  • Exiled to the Couch:
    • Brad opening his mouth to give Jillian his impression of TwilightSmash Cut to Brad getting kicked out of the house. This happens twice.
    • The third time, Brad pushes his luck a bit too far.
    Brad: Heh! What are you gonna do? Make me sleep at Jerrid's again?
    Jillian: ..... [shoots him in the head]
  • Fandom Nod: Being an improvised show usually shot the night before being posted on the site, they can make several references In-Universe to their fans, most notably that the comments are going to correct any error they make.
    • After a particularly hellish week of real life, at the end of Turbo Jake took a moment to sincerely and whole heartedly thank the fans of the site who, in either token or words, had helped him get through a very rough few days.
      • Brad immediately made fun of him for it (as Jake has several times told the entirety of the site to "go fuck itself").
      Brad: *trying to hold back laughter* Did you ever think there'd come a time when you'd actually be thanking the fans of this site?
      Jake: Listen here asshole, *points at camera* I'm trying to have moment with my boys!... and girls.
    • After uploading Brad Jones Demo Reel, their parody of Demo Reel, the next screenings review noted that Brian got the invokedFan Nickname "Slaver Crackers" after both the "Slaver Brian" name and "Admiral Crackers".
  • Fangirl:
    • Jillian improvs a girl who is a total fan of Twilight. Reviewing Breaking Dawn Part 2 even teamed that character with Angry Jake.
    • Some fans genuinely thought she liked the series, but that was proven false when both she and Jake corpsed at the very end of the review when the absurdity of what they were saying finally hit them.
  • Fan Hater:invoked Generally their attitude is "We didn't like this movie but if you did, we're glad you enjoyed it", but once Brad referred to the other people in his showing of Transformers: Dark of the Moon as "some of the dumbest motherfuckers in this town" specifically because they enjoyed the movie.
    • Discussed by (and ultimately averted with) Jake in the Turbo review. He states that while he does give some angry and visceral reactions to a lot of the movies that he reviews, at the end of the day he'd never get mad at someone for enjoying a film that he didn't.
    • Dave, while not hating the fans, has no problem telling anyone to fuck off when they get mad at him for having his own opinion (namely Man of Steel and his hatred of it).
  • Fanservice:
    • When discussing Oz: The Great and Powerful, Jake had quite a few cracks about the outfits Mila Kunis wore, including the "green titties" from her cleavage after she becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.
    Jake: I know exactly why she wears [tight pants]! It's so I can masturbate to a kids movie!
    • During one review, Brad was actually holding the camera (back before they started just setting it on the dashboard) and not paying attention to where it was aimed, so there's a full minute or so of the review where the camera is just locked in on Jillian's cleavage. It's commented the following week that that review got a lot of hits.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: When Brad re-reviewed Prometheus, he was shocked and insulted when he noticed that one of the cast spoke one of her lines like a question rather than a statement.
    • Once in a while someone will point out a minor nitpick in a film, and (usually) Brad will sarcastically say "Boo! Zero stars!".
  • Follow the Leader: Brad, Jake and Allison suspect In-Universe that the otherwise direct-to-DVD quality Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return was released in movie theaters to ride on the coat tails of both Oz: The Great and Powerful (in the The Wizard of Oz adaptation sense) and Frozen (in the Animated Musical sense). In the latter case, while they're sure that the film was already in heavy production when Frozen came out, they believe that Dorothy's Return wouldn't have needed too much time and money to alter due to the low quality animation.
  • Food Slap: Jillian tries to review Twilight: Breaking Dawn, but Brian and Brad keep pelting her with concession snacks (and later, pies).
    "APPLESAUSE, BEEYAATCH!!"
    "Mi~lk~?"
    "~Cookies~"
  • Fun T-Shirt:
    • Fans now send Jake shirts with stupid puns on them.
    • Witch and Famous, which drove Jake into an instant rage. He hates even being in the car when they're given to other people (Sarah received a Harry Potter/dog pun shirt, and he immediately threatened violence to those outside the car).
    • Brad gave Irving a t-shirt (mainly because it didn't fit himself) that read "African-American Urbanites from the College of Street", which Dave and Irving proceeded to break down as to whether it was intended as a joke or not, concluding it wasn't as the back had listed almost all legitimate prestigious black colleges in the nation.
    • For the Alex Cross review, Brian handmade a t-shirt saying "I Crossed Alex Cross" with a white shirt and a Sharpie, making fun of the ridiculous tagline for the movie.
      "God... damn it... I didn't own slaves"
  • The Gadfly: Irving will occasionally make politically incorrect comments during a review - not because he himself is prejudiced, but because he likes to make his co-reviewers uncomfortable. Brad and Sarah acknowledged that because of this, commenters tend to give Irving a pass for saying things that would get the other reviewers in serious trouble.
  • Happy Place: Singing the DuckTales theme in his head used to work for Jake, but after he shared it in the R.I.P.D. review, it no longer helped.
  • Hatedom: In-Universe, Angry Jake has this for the site.
    Jake: Man, I'm tried of this. I'm so fucking- aarrrg. I leaned over to Brad during the movie, looked him square in the eye and said, "I hate you, I hate the website, I hate the fans, I hate every single of them that enjoys this kind of bullshit"- I'm done. I'm done, son. This is ridiculous. This movie was absolutely ridiculous.
  • Heroic BSOD:
    • Adam Sandler and his films causes this for the reviewers. Jake and Sarah got hit with That's My Boy while Irving and Brian had to watch Grown Ups 2.
    • Brad was spared this when he saw Blended, only because the latest adaptation of Endless Love already put him in one, and the Sandler movie was tame to him after that.
    • Of a different sort, Brian and Irving went and saw 12 Years A Slave, and had the tamest review ever. The movie hit them so hard they couldn't even try to make jokes about it, Irving straight up saying he would not, and could not, joke about this film.
  • Hostile Show Takeover:
    • In his review of Twilight: Eclipse. It starts with Jillian giving a positive review, only for Brad to hijack the audio and give his thoughts.
    • Jake threatens one, when they joke about booby-trapping his house to make him think it's haunted after watching Paranormal Activity.
    Brad: Wasn't us, man. It was a ghost.. I've got way too much porn to watch to be doing that shit.
    Jake: If my house becomes booby-trapped, do not be mad at me if I seek vengeance. I won't be all spooky, like the ghost. I'll shoot you in the fucking head. It's no longer the Cinema Snob, it's now the Cinema Jake website.. to Hell with you, I'm taking it over.
  • I Gave My Word: In-universe, Brad promised both Dave and Irving that he'd give them a break from reviewing Tyler Perry films and children's films (respectively) in 2014, and instead see them himself. Within the first fifteen minutes of Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club he began to seriously consider walking out, but knew that if he broke his promise then Dave and Brian (who saw three Tyler Perry movies in 2012 and 2013) would murder him.
  • Internet Backlash: When fans complain that the gang liked or disliked a movie they shouldn't have, Brad sometimes makes a video mocking the fans, directly or indirectly, for their Opinion Myopia.
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    • Angry Jake practically flies into a rage when given too many puns (real Jake just takes puns with some sighing and eye rolling).
    • Two favorite recent animated films of his, however, are the extremely pun filled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies, because at a certain point he can enjoy them because they're just so quick and intentional that he can't help himself.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Jake's wish (denied by the city of Springfield, IL) to give his old car a proper Viking funeral (ie, floating into the middle of a lake and setting it on fire).
  • Kill It with Fire: The Internship pissed Jake off so much, the opening shot of the review was him setting the ticket stub on fire, then stomping it to death.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: When Jake and Jerrid went to see Mr. Popper's Penguins, Jake was more entertained by a couple having sex in the back row than the actual film.
  • Malaproper: In her midnight review of '"Crazy, Stupid Love'', Jillian calls it a "romantical comedy" and says that "hilarity pursues".
  • Mis-blamed: invokedWhen Irving blamed Michael Bay for the Transformers movies, Brad pointed out it was as much the fault of the studio and especially the writers.
  • Men Don't Cry: Spoofed when Brad and Jake were talking about sad moments in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
    Jake: "Oh, come on, Man! This movie's stupid! Let's fast forward through this part!"
    Brad: (sniffling and wiping his eyes) "This movie's pretty gay, Bro!"
    Jake: (also wiping his eyes) "This movie's really gay, Bro!"
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: When describing The Expendables:
    Brad: A movie that contains the legendary action heroes of our youth, along with the best action heroes of current cinema. And Steve Austin.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After sending Dave and Brian to see three Tyler Perry movies in 2012 and 2013, this was Brad's reaction after seeing Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014).
    Brad: This is what I've been asking them to see?
  • Narm: In-Universe, they often find things funny instead of dramatic.
    • Jake and Sarah got quite a few laughs from James Franco in Oz: The Great and Powerful, where they found Franco's grin face utterly hilarious in the context of the film.
      Jake: "I'm your wizard!"
  • Never Heard That One Before: Jake is sick of everyone saying "Like Jake from State Farm?" or "Like Jake, the big turkey from Free Birds?" when he tells them his name.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • An in-universe but Real Life example with Jake. He will always be "The Madagascar guy" at their local movie theater.
    • Brian doesn't own slaves... anymore.
    • "But was it worse than Priest?"
  • Never Trust a Trailer:
    • Brad and Jake thought that the trailer for Epic looked cool, but the actual movie turned out to be anything but.
    • On the flip side, they were less than enthused by the trailers for Frozen, and Jake even got furious discussing the film's second trailer, but they both ended up enjoying the movie.
      (seeing the trailer)
      Jake: "Frozen looks stupid, really fucking stupid. Not looking forward to that."
      (seeing the movie)
      Brad: "You know, this movie's actually really, really, really good."
      Jake: {nods} "It sure is."
    • Dead Man Down went on Brian's Worst of 2013 list because the trailer for the movie was so different than the actual movie. He and Brad even go into detail about how they would want to see the movie that the trailer was advertising.
  • Nightmare Fuel: invokedThey were pretty freaked out by one of the human deaths in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and how the film lingered on his body for a short time. Brian compared it to the nightmare scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Jake missed out on reviewing Zookeeper because he had to go beat up someone who was threatening a child.
    • As revenge for an unknown incident, Jake snuck into Brian's house, while he and girlfriend were asleep, and put a 4'x6' poster of the Pope over Brian's bed (as well as many other pictures scattered around the house).
  • Obvious Second Choice: In The Oogieloves review, Dave and Brad speculated that the actors in the film were all playing characters with certain personality types that seemed to have been written for other specific actors that the filmmakers couldn't get to be in the movie.
  • Oh Crap: During the review of The Internship, Dave mentions the audience's reaction to show just how terrible the movie was:
    Dave: And not one of them made a fucking noise! It was so quiet in there, that halfway through the movie they brought the fucking house lights up.
  • One Steve Limit: Brad has two friends named Brian in "Team Snob", so one of them is referred to by his last name, Irving.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Jake was absolutely serious about his rage after seeing That's My Boy.
    • Brian and Irving told almost no jokes when discussing 12 Years a Slave.
    • Brad seemed absolutely broken after watching the 2014 remake of Endless Love. He even admits that if Jillian wasn't there to see it with him, it would probably be the most depressing review that he'd ever done.
  • Oscar Bait: Brad normally thinks the term is overused, but he found the trailer for the film of The Book Thief to be very much this.
  • Periphery Demographic: Discussed In-Universe when Brad and Jake did their worst of 2013 video. Both have young kids as fans. Jake kind of understood, given he does the kiddie movies, but his Cluster F-Bomb is not something he thinks kids should be watching. Then Brad said he met a kid at a con who is a fan of Snob, and said "I love E.T. The Porno!".
  • Rotating Cast:
    • Each review usually features two or three different members of Team Snob discussing the film that they've seen, though occasionally the entire team will show up for a film (usually for the bigger summer blockbusters) and every so often Brad will review a film by himself (if he can't get anyone to go with him).
    • In addition, some reviewers have their own "niche" or genre that they are almost always sent to cover: Jake and Irving for children's films, Brad for action films, Sarah for young adult novel adaptions, Dave and Brian for Tyler Perry films, etc.
  • Rule of Funny: During Brad and Lupa's review of Neighbors, Brad stated that he would have excused the Plot Holes if the film had been funnier.
  • Rule of Symbolism:
    • Brad doesn't think this excuses the disturbing content of A Serbian Film.
    If you want to make a movie complaining about a government, do it. Don't film two Brazilian girls eating shit and say it's an analogy to the apartheid.
    • The biggest reason Brad and Jake find Terrence Malick's work pretentious and overwrought.
  • Running Gag: Just a few:
    • Slaver Brian
    • Jake shouting at puns.
    • Jake shouting about the movie he just watched.
    • Team Snob casually slamming Priest during the 2011 Summer Midnight Screenings. Ultimately results in Jake praising it as a cinematic masterpiece after having to sit through both The Smurfs and Spy Kids 4.
    • Brian's "praise" for the film ATM is a newer one.
    • Members of Team Snob describing AMC Theatres' increasingly surreal and bizarre pre-film ads involving "the little red dot people".
    • One or more members getting a trailer for the same movie over and over again (Dave with Prisoners and Brad with Lone Survivor) and their growing annoyance turning into sheer and open disdain.
    • Whenever a Blue Sky Studios movie tries to paint one character in the right and another in the wrong, Brad and Jake will always contest the movie's choice of who's "right" and who's "wrong". See their views on MK's father and Jewel.
    • If it's a review with Dave and Irving, expect them to snap their fingers, dance and/or sing to whatever's on the radio.
  • The Scrappy:
    • invoked They've found characters in-universe that are not only annoying but also end up completely bringing a movie down for them, most famously the slugs from Epic.
    • Subverted with Olaf the snowman in Frozen who Brad and Jake thought was going to be this trope, but wasn't.
    • When discussing the trailer for Mr. Peabody & Sherman with Irving, Jake admitted that he could never get into Rocky and His Friends as a kid because he found Bullwinkle too annoying.
  • Sequel Escalation: This was Brad's main problem with Muppets Most Wanted, particularly in regards to the musical numbers and cameos.
    Brad: It takes stuff that was pretty good in the reboot and multiplied it by so much, to the point to where it was just a little excessive. [...] It got to a point where I was just like "All right, enough!"
  • She Who Must Not Be Seen: Off-screen Lettie
  • Shirtless Scene: When Jake, Brad and Irving saw The Smurfs 2, Jake took off his jacket that had the movie's logo on it but didn't have a shirt on underneath (it was summer and hot). Brad made a joke and took his shirt off as well, and they both then goaded Irving into joining in shortly after. The scene lasted for about a quarter of the video, and their review ended up trending on the Blip.tv homepage for five months.
    Brad: (to Irving) "Come on, Dude. You're making us look gay, Bro!"
    Jake: "The man with his shirt on is making us look gay? That was what was making us look gay?"
  • Shovel Strike: Brad mentions in The LEGO Movie review a story about him getting smacked in the face with a shovel by his cousin.
    Brad: I was the only kid in the fourth grade who had to get rhinoplasty!
  • The Smurfette Principle: Brad joked that Earth To Echo had a girl just so the "bros" in the audience wouldn't think the movie was a gay sausage fest.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe, they will talk about how they enjoyed some bad movies. After Brad was nearly ruined by the 2014 version of Endless Love, he found Winter's Tale to be pretty refreshing in being just silly-bad instead of ruining one of his favorite books.
  • So Bad, It's Horrible: In-Universe, they have found plenty of movies they hate.
    • Often they find these movies preferable to those that are just okay, because at least with these they have something to talk about.
  • So Cool It's Awesome / Gushing About Shows You Like: In-Universe, when they like a movie, they will definitely let us know (although they find if they like a movie, they often have less to say than if they dislike it).
    • Brad liked Pain and Gain so much, he said it was the first time in years that he saw a movie twice in the theater.
  • So Okay, It's Average: In-Universe, Brad and co. often find movies that are just "meh".
  • Spit Take: When discussing the trailer for Tammy, Brian made a crack that made Brad nearly spit out his soda.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: In-Universe, Brad felt that Transformers: Age of Extinction was a major improvement over the others, but didn't claim the film was outright good. He stated that the things that annoyed him in the other films (aside from the still present Padding) were either done right or greatly reduced. Even Irving merely had extremely mixed feelings about it instead of being pissed off.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Brad spoofs macho attitudes when he puts on a gruff voice and uses "Bro" as a Verbal Tic.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Mocked In-Universe when Brad and Jake were gushing about How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Jake was feeling really good about the neck pillow he won in a crane machine. Brad then pretended to be a fan who was pissed that Jake was no longer "Angry Jake".
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Invoked, one of his many complaints about Eclipse is that the backstories of the minor characters, like the vampire who fought in The American Civil War, would be far more interesting than the actual story.
    • When talking about The Asylum's Titanic II, Brad starts talking about how a glacier melting was the catalyst for the ship sinking. At this point, he realizes that was how Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus started, so the films could take place in the same universe. He immediately laments that they should have had the shark sink the Titanic II.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • When any one of them realize they have to go a film they really don't want to see. Subverted of course when they see a movie that pleasantly surprises them.
    • Usually used to poke at whoever goes to certain genres and something horrible is coming up; everyone teased Jake about Oogieloves, while at the same time hoping they wouldn't also be called to see it. Brad, before 2014, constantly reminded Dave and Brian about whatever Tyler Perry movie was scheduled for the year.
  • Top Ten List:
    • Often ends the year with a list of best and worst films. Cinema Snob occasionally pops up to complain about certain films Brad likes.
      "It's a remake? Zero stars."
    • Jake did a list of worst films of 2012, but since he basically saw 10 films that year, Brave was on the list by default, even though he only had one complaint about the film (that Merida's issues were "first world problems"), and overall he really liked it.
  • Tranquil Fury: There's no other way to describe Jake during the That's My Boy review. We've seen him over-the-top mad (Smurfs, Chipmunks), but this was something beyond all of that.
    "Don't you fucking dare wave to me! I- I swear to god, if you come within my arms' reach, I will strangle each and every mother fucking one of you in front of the god damn camera, and they can take me to jail for all I care, you filthy sons of bitches, I hope you all die of HERPES! Do you understand, you can't even ''die'' from herpes, and I HOPE YOU DO!"
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • invoked Discussed with every Tyler Perry movie the gang sees, and after seeing Moms' Night Out.
    • When talking about the implications of what being a RV dealer in the world of Cars/Planes would be in the Planes 2review, both Jake and Brad dive into what Slaver Brian would be like as a southern RV plantation owner.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Over the course of the reviews, several reviewers have revealed their personal phobias.
    • Brad is scared of flying and would rather find land-based if longer alternatives to travel.
    • Jake and Dave are both scared of spiders.
    • Brian implies that he is either scared of snakes or at the least repulsed by them.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?:
    Brad: Oh, a lot of things about this movie are unnecessarily fucking creepy.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?:invoked Brad and Jake note that kids watch their videos and are fans, despite Jake swearing all the time and Brad reviewing porn and exploitation films.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Jake shouts this about Rise of the Planet of the Apes (because he was still that pissed about The Smurfs). Just shoot the monkeys already.
  • The Woobie: Lettie is this In-Universe. Even the other members of Team Snob feel awful about her going to so many terrible movies, and more than once wonder why she lets Brian get away with it.

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