Rant Of The Week: Godfather Vodka

9 10 2009

Ok, Hollywood now you’re just pissing me off.

I can deal with product placement in movies, as tacky and poorly handled as they often are. I’m fine with you making more money off of merchandising too. If someone wants to buy a Spider-Man action figure that’s their business, at least it’s tangentially related to the product (and where would itsjustsomerandomguy be without them). But when I have to walk down the aisle a see Godfather-brand vodka that’s where I draw the line. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch It!: M. Night Spoiler Trailer

4 09 2009

M. Night Spoiler Trailer

Those blokes over at CollegeHumor have provided us with yet another fantastic edition of Watch It!, this time making fun of the number one threat facing all film geeks: spoilers. At least once a year, a movie comes out that has a twist or surprise ending, and, if the film is of a high enough quality, people can get downright furious if the movie is ruined before they get to see it. But what happens after a certain amount of time has elapsed? How is the popularity of the film worked in? What is the statute of limitations when it comes to talking about a twist? Those questions and more after the jump.

Warning: Don’t watch if you don’t know or care about the endings of Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, The Usual Suspects, The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather, Fight Club, Planet of the Apes, Titanic, or Orphan. Read the rest of this entry »