Market Announcement: NominOptions will halt trading on Monday at 6 pm Pacific.

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 (source wikipedia, not peer reviewed)   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:47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
The Uglydolls (UGLYD) 100000 32.20 (-7.80)         The Circle (CIRCL) 93908 42.88 (+0.16)         N7: Lily Gladstone - Certain Wo (N7SLGL) 19900 3.44 (-0.02)         N7: Lion - Best Picture (N7PLIO) 19000 9.71 (+0.06)         N7: Denis Villeneuve - Arrival - (N7DDVI) 19000 8.21 (+0.22)         Kinison (KINSN) 90000 0.14 (-0.02)         N7: Fences - Best Picture (N7PFEN) 15000 9.31 (-0.05)         Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (RESE6) 100000 33.57 (-0.41)         Split (SPLIT) 100000 80.22 (-6.59)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 100000 44.48 (-4.51)         N7: Denzel Washington - Fences - (N7DDWA) 20000 2.33 (-0.01)         Split (SPLIT) 99989 80.22 (-6.59)         Deadpool 2 (DEAD2) 539 269.01 (+1.14)         N7: Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fa (N7AVMO) 19000 4.12 (+0.10)         T2: Trainspotting (TSPO2) 881 9.12 (-0.04)         Chloe Sevigny (CSEVI) 2000 5.68 (0.00)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 100000 44.48 (-4.51)         N7: Loving - Adapted (N7ELOV) 20000 2.21 (+0.02)         The Uglydolls (UGLYD) 499 32.20 (-7.80)         The Uglydolls (UGLYD) 100000 32.20 (-7.80)         Toby Kebbell (TKEBB) 10000 67.26 (+0.86)         N7: Silence - Adapted (N7ESIL) 20000 1.97 (-0.10)         Split (SPLIT) 50000 80.22 (-6.59)         N7: Rebecca Hall - Christine - A (N7CRHA) 20000 3.43 (+0.06)         A Dog's Purpose (ADOGP) 100000 34.04 (-3.77)         NBC: Taken (TAKENN) 1000 7.00 (0.00)         Hailee Steinfeld (HSTEI) 1000 8.87 (+0.16)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 10001 44.48 (-4.51)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 100000 44.48 (-4.51)         Alien: Covenant aka Prometheus 2 (PRME2) 100000 121.97 (-0.13)         Split (SPLIT) 100000 80.22 (-6.59)         Deadpool 2 (DEAD2) 1000 269.01 (+1.14)         Railroad Tigers (RRTGR) 33333 0.61 (+0.03)         Early Man (ERLYM) 50000 21.23 (-0.57)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 50000 44.48 (-4.51)         Jackie (JCKIE) 100000 10.96 (-0.08)         Early Man (ERLYM) 50000 21.23 (-0.57)         Trespass Against Us (TRSAU) 100000 0.31 (0.00)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 50000 44.48 (-4.51)         Escobar (ESCOB) 100000 4.34 (+0.04)         Laura Dern (LDERN) 20000 34.25 (-0.16)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 50000 44.48 (-4.51)         Detective Pikachu (PIKAC) 99999 43.12 (-0.28)         XXX: Return of Xander Cage (XXX3) 50000 44.48 (-4.51)         He's Out There (HESOT) 99999 17.30 (-0.27)         Split (SPLIT) 1000 80.22 (-6.59)         Murder on the Orient Express (MOTOE) 100000 71.49 (+0.33)         Michael Shannon (MISHA) 20000 6.22 (+0.04)         Split (SPLIT) 100000 80.22 (-6.59)         J.K. Simmons (JKSIM) 20000 79.51 (-0.80)