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Show Day!

1. How do you feel about the commercials at the movies?

2. Would you rather see more blatant product placement in films or more commercials preceding the feature?

3. What commercial on TV sends you running into the kitchen to escape from it?

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jdawgspi
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
1. Hate em. I want them to leave me alone and just let me watch trailers.
2. The product placements are lame, but usually don't bother me that much.
3. There is a local car dealership here - I swear that the guy who owns it is in the mob, and he insists on doing his own commercials, which are the most horrible things I've ever seen. I think he's so full of himself that he doesn't even rehearse them. And he is very fat and ugly. And also has had his picture and name plastered on every single Centro bus in the city. Ugh.
jdawgspi
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
And Happy Show Day!
Break some legs.
louiscipher
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
well actully
My wife is a neat freak, she just had to have a flat panel TV because it as smaller and cleaner...42" of Samsung later I refuse to go to the fucking movie theather anymore. (unless it is something really important, like starwars or lotr) I am so sick of the ads, cell pone clued to their ear yuppies, stinky goth and skater trash teens and and and WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU BRING 3 FIVE YEAR OLDS TO RETURN OF THE KING!!!!

2 answer the same as 1

3 Geico ads
edwardsak
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
1 - They're somewhat annoying...which is why I like the Century Theater

2 - Probably product placement. I mean, irobot was pretty much one long commercial, anyway

3 - "Do you ever get that...no so fresh feeling?". Or the butt cream commercials. Or the pepro bismol commercials with the people doing that dance. There are so many...
cnewman1
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
Um, I dont think that I've ever seen any "butt cream commercials" - what channel are you watching?
edwardsak
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
preparation H, man...or the other cream/medication-type commercials that talk about flaming assholes or some such nonsense
cnewman1
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
1. I hate them. I actually choose not to buy products that are advertised at the movie theater in commercial form as a way to retaliate.

2. Eh, put it in the movie - just as long as its not:
Larry: "Joe! That Demon bit my leg! AHHHH! THE PAIN! Give me some asprin!"
Joe: "Not to worry Larry! We've got ADVIL! Recent medical studies show that you could be doing damage to your stomach with out you even feeling it! We'll use the Advil! It's safer on your stomach than aspirin!"
Larry: "Thanks Joe, you're a good friend. AHHHH! THE PAIN! I don’t want to unknowingly do damage to my stomach while I cope with the pain of this demon bite. AHHHH! THE PAIN! I'll take that Advil now."

3. Those commercials about the starving kids who play in the open sewers, and that bearded dude is trying to guilt you into paying 25 cents a day to support one of them.
malinaldarose
Oct. 20th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
1. They are evil and must be destroyed.

2. Oddly enough, ever since I learned what product placement was, I have found it extremely amusing.

3. Any of the new Burger King commercials. I think plastic-faced Burger King wants to eat my brain.
benvolioonspeed
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
1. Well, I am an advertising major, so I don't mind them much, as long as they're done well.

2. It depends. Reasonably subtle product placement doesn't bother me at all. And the commercials do tend to drag on. So I guess I'd prefer the product placement.

3. I haven't watched TV recently enough to know what commercials are on, but there are two radio ads that strike fear in my heart. One is a local car dealership commercial that features Michael Jackson wanting to buy a used car, and the other is for Lance crackers and features the jingle, "I've got Lance in my pants and it makes me want to dance."
justmerocky
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
1. I can't stand the commercials because by the time the movie starts I've already forgotten what I had gone to see.
2. I would rather see product placement than the commercials than it is all consolidated. The advertisers are happy, movie people are happy and I'm happy because I can get on with seeing my movie. ;)
3. I usually tape stuff and forward through the commercials.
geolinguist
Oct. 20th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
1. I dislike them. It annoys the hell out of me.
2. To be honest, I would prefer neither. I don't go to be forced to watch people shill Coke or new television shows on NBC or Katherine Zeta-Jones's boobs.
3. I tend to ignore commercials, but I really can't stand tampon commercials.
melissakmock
Oct. 20th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
I don't go to the movies very often, b/c the good movie theater here, does not get the "good" movies, and the bad theater here that gets the movies, alsways has something wrong with them, like the light bulb in the projecter burns out and there is nobody around who knowes how to fix it... or the film melts ect.....I just wait and rent it from netflix

see answer # 1

any advertisement for a scary movie.
hiddendreams
Oct. 21st, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
1. Not keen on them, particularly when a ticket costs so dang much. I thought commercials were used as a means of off-setting high costs (as a means of keeping ticket prices low)...

2. Ummm... also not liking blatant product placement. I have to say, it always struck me as silly when, in the past, they've covered over a brand name or made up a fake name (like Reos instead of Oreos). I guess what I'm saying is I don't mind discreet product placement, when it seems natural... but when it's overt -- when it becomes a focus of what's happening, then I have a problem with it...

3. Pretty much all of them. I usually mute the TV as soon as the commercials start. It doesn't help matters that the volume on the commercials is always quite a bit louder than the program I was watching...
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