HSX Forums: Movies Board






Speaking of generic brand stuff, why the fake phone numbers that start with 555? I want to call the Gohostbusters, dammit.

Posted by: stevie1der328 on Dec 31, 09:19 in response to HarryWarden's post Product placement: Does it irritate you?

Seriously though, product plasement doesn't bother me.  I mean, every time you walk down a commercial street you're bombarded with ads and signs, so I don't know why one little coke can would ruffle your feathers.

Product placement: Does it irritate you?   HarryWarden on Dec 31, 08:30

I'm fortunately neutral about PP. Rarely notice it. I do leave the cinema with a strange desire for Coca Cola and iPhones though... {nm}   numbersix_99 on Dec 31, 08:36

Honestly, it's something we see every day at this point. Not sure why it should seem odd in movies.   TheWeekendWarrior on Dec 31, 08:42

i agree with you, or they'd cover up/alter part of the actual name leaving actors to drink "epsi" or to wash their clothes with "fide" (nm)   Beer Wench on Dec 31, 09:15

Speaking of generic brand stuff, why the fake phone numbers that start with 555? I want to call the Gohostbusters, dammit.   stevie1der328 on Dec 31, 09:19

OK,,,for a good time call Jenny at 867-5309 forgot the area code {nm}   mrbinns on Dec 31, 10:25

Some interesting uses of that number...where one might least expect it... (source wikipedia, not peer reviewed)   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:47

Depends on how conspicuous it is.   TFeeney on Dec 31, 09:23

You mean like a recent movie where they are in Times Square and a big billboard is promoting "Game of Shaodws?" {nm}   mrbinns on Dec 31, 10:28

Ugh, that was wretched. I remember Sbarro, Toshiba, and Nokia being in there too, among others.   Jelly on Dec 31, 11:19

Wonder whether they'll alter that billboard for the video release to promote Game of Shadows on Blu-Ray. {nm}   TFeeney on Dec 31, 13:36

I agree. Worst product placement I have ever seen though was the TV show Eureka. They did a one hour long car commercial for an episode. {nm}   mrbeankc on Dec 31, 12:22

Showing a product is one thing, talking about it is another   Zaba on Dec 31, 12:42

Actually, it bugs me more when they have labels turned *just* away from the camera.   tawdryhepburn on Dec 31, 12:07

How about when the semi nude Victoria Secret models are plastered all over bus shelters while a driving scene is ongoing? Simply shameless.   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:53





Post a Reply

To post to the forums you must first login!

Cantor Exchange
Luis Guzman (LGUZM) 20000 50.38 (+0.95)         Ghost Team (GHSTM) 100000 4.69 (+2.69)         Mad Max: The Wasteland (MMAX5) 4 54.02 (+0.21)         Edge of Tomorrow 2 (EDGT2) 100000 50.29 (-9.33)         Julia Roberts (JROBE) 19999 30.83 (-0.61)         Terrence Malick (TMALI) 20000 12.71 (+0.20)         Hector Elizondo (HELIZ) 20000 50.21 (+0.77)         Ben Kingsley (BKING) 20000 55.28 (-9.38)         Imogen Poots (IPOOT) 20000 0.21 (-1.29)         Julia Roberts (JROBE) 1 30.83 (-0.61)         Sylvester Stallone (SSTAL) 20000 37.51 (+0.65)         Collide (ABAHN) 3000 6.88 (+3.17)         Garry Marshall (GAMAR) 19999 56.47 (+0.33)         Sylvester Stallone (SSTAL) 20000 37.51 (+0.65)         Imogen Poots (IPOOT) 20000 0.21 (-1.29)         Edge of Tomorrow 2 (EDGT2) 100 50.29 (-9.33)         Precious Cargo (PRCRG) 63000 0.07 (+0.03)         Maika Monroe (MMONR) 100 19.43 (+0.21)         Garry Marshall (GAMAR) 20000 56.47 (+0.33)         Britt Robertson (BROBE) 20000 38.95 (+1.08)         Maleficent 2 (MALF2) 5612 89.36 (-0.81)         Jon Lovitz (JLOVI) 1 36.20 (-0.25)         Demonic (HOHOR) 100000 0.29 (+0.02)         Freida Pinto (FPINT) 20000 52.24 (+1.06)         Britt Robertson (BROBE) 20000 38.95 (+1.08)         Freida Pinto (FPINT) 20000 52.24 (+1.06)         Rosario Dawson (RDAWS) 20000 10.90 (0.00)         John Goodman (JGOOD) 20000 29.61 (-18.61)         Will Forte (WFORT) 20000 7.60 (+0.22)         Freida Pinto (FPINT) 20000 52.24 (+1.06)         The Divergent Series: Ascendant (DVRG4) 100000 45.46 (+0.07)         Wes Bentley (WBENT) 20000 0.96 (-12.20)         Jason Mitchell (JMITC) 20000 60.34 (-1.28)         What Happened to Monday? (WHMON) 100000 7.00 (0.00)         Bryce Dallas Howard (BDHOW) 20000 142.70 (+0.29)         Wes Bentley (WBENT) 20000 0.96 (-12.20)         The Divergent Series: Ascendant (DVRG4) 100000 45.46 (+0.07)         Jason Mitchell (JMITC) 19999 60.34 (-1.28)         Freida Pinto (FPINT) 10000 52.24 (+1.06)         Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ou (TMNT2) 1 147.16 (+0.16)         Teresa Palmer (TPALM) 20000 12.14 (-0.15)         Bryce Dallas Howard (BDHOW) 20000 142.70 (+0.29)         Jason Sudeikis (JSUDE) 20000 51.21 (-1.94)         Christian Bale (CBALE) 20000 59.45 (-3.09)         Jennifer Aniston (JANIS) 20000 17.61 (-4.61)         The Salesman (SALES) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Thor: Ragnarok (THOR3) 100000 154.39 (-0.41)         Jon Lovitz (JLOVI) 20000 36.20 (-0.25)         Antonio Banderas (ABAND) 20000 44.59 (+0.66)         Freida Pinto (FPINT) 20000 52.24 (+1.06)