ANNOUNCEMENT: Trade TVStocks for this season's new network TV series.

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 (source wikipedia, not peer reviewed)   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:47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
Ballet 422 (BL422) 100000 2.00 (0.00)         Born To Be Blue (BTBLU) 1993 6.79 (+0.06)         Christoph Waltz (CWALT) 20000 59.72 (-0.24)         The Sequel Fund (SQUEL) 10000 20.00 (0.00)         Ballet 422 (BL422) 10000 2.00 (0.00)         Bridget Moynahan (BMOYN) 19999 28.30 (+0.07)         Penguins of Madagascar (PMADG) 100000 104.52 (-5.29)         The Trap (TTRAP) 1000 16.87 (-3.13)         Nicole Kidman (NKIDM) 20000 2.01 (-6.48)         Trainspotting 2 (TSPO2) 1000 0.95 (-0.03)         Nicole Kidman (NKIDM) 20000 2.01 (-6.48)         Colin Firth (CFIRT) 20000 8.46 (-10.90)         The Most Wonderful Time (TMWTM) 1000 2.34 (-0.04)         The Sequel Fund (SQUEL) 10000 20.00 (0.00)         Horrible Bosses 2 (HBOS2) 100000 74.89 (-1.33)         Goosebumps (GBUMP) 100000 22.05 (-1.70)         The 33 (THE33) 1000 0.50 (0.00)         Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge (SW33D) 1000 0.27 (+0.02)         Storks (STORK) 1000 15.49 (-0.04)         The Sequel Fund (SQUEL) 58 20.00 (0.00)         The Young and Prodigious Spivet (SPIVT) 1000 0.94 (+0.06)         Mark Wahlberg (MWAHL) 6 99.25 (-0.40)         The Intouchables - remake (NTCHB) 1000 5.71 (+0.04)         Rene Russo (RRUSS) 20000 98.15 (+0.09)         Alexa PenaVega (AVEGA) 20000 12.88 (+0.22)         Matched (MTCHD) 1000 1.94 (-0.06)         Little White Corvette (LWVET) 1000 0.15 (-0.04)         Predestination (PDSTN) 99999 6.72 (+2.39)         In the Garden of Beasts (ITGOB) 1000 5.19 (+0.10)         Penguins of Madagascar H$50 Call (PMADG.CA) 20000 3.46 (-0.13)         Lost River (HTCAM) 1000 1.68 (+0.01)         Here There Be Monsters (HTBMS) 1000 2.78 (-0.08)         Kelly Reilly (KREIL) 20000 19.13 (-9.39)         Mark Wahlberg (MWAHL) 6 99.25 (-0.40)         Penguins of Madagascar H$50 Put (PMADG.PU) 19999 2.43 (+0.17)         Tom Hanks (THANK) 3 55.05 (-0.26)         Wild Card (HEAT) 1000 1.95 (0.00)         Horrible Bosses 2 H$40 Put Wed-S (HBOS2.PU) 19999 2.36 (+0.16)         The Great Wall (GRTWL) 1000 13.49 (-0.08)         The Glass Castle (GLASC) 1000 16.31 (+0.57)         Horrible Bosses 2 H$40 Call Wed- (HBOS2.CA) 20000 2.96 (-0.09)         The Flamingo Thief (FLMGO) 1000 0.62 (+0.02)         Jurassic World (JURA4) 59480 178.55 (+4.59)         Daughter of God (DOGOD) 1000 8.51 (-0.05)         Kristen Stewart (KSTEW) 20000 107.92 (+1.13)         Horrible Bosses 2 - Opening Week (HBOS2.OW) 100000 39.79 (-0.30)         Juliette Lewis (JLEWI) 20000 27.65 (-0.12)         Dad's Army (DARMY) 1000 5.92 (+1.11)         Tim Allen (TALLE) 1 67.19 (0.00)         Penguins of Madagascar - Opening (PMADG.OW) 100000 50.93 (-1.22)