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The maybe not-so-far-from-fiction Mike Judge flick Idiocracy hits DVD on January 7th. Why this might be an exciting event outlined earlier on the BotB. A country run by Carl's Jr. in 3001? Certainly Taco Bell will kill us all beforehand.
Posted by Brian Turner on December 06, 2006 at 06:59 PM in Brian Turner's Posts, Film | Permalink
Naturally they wait until just *after* Xmas to release it, so the assassination attempt is still clearly underway. According to Variety, it was in release for four whole weeks "nationwide" (ahem) and grossed a total of $444,093. Don't be surprised if it goes out of print in about a week.
Hell's Donut House |
December 06, 2006 at 07:54 PM
i was lucky enough to see this in Austin, home of Judge. It is very, very, very good. Should've done Borat bucks in theaters...
chadly con queso |
December 07, 2006 at 12:30 AM
BTW I should add that I also was lucky enough to see it, in Atlanta, where even the theater's own employees had never heard of it.
Hell's Donut House |
December 07, 2006 at 07:11 AM
I dunno, Chadly. Releasing Idiocracy in the US would be like releasing Borat in Kazakhstan.
I'm conflicted over this movie. I want to own a copy. But I can't stomach the idea that Fox might make a dime over the sale. Is there some way to buy a copy directly from Judge? Ideas, anyone?
December 07, 2006 at 10:31 AM
recommended book: 'The trouble with dilbert'. about deflecting unrest through humor, to a state of resigned grinning 'oh well' defeatism. a good read. i don't trust famous political comedians, or those who whore for Fox, or comedy central for that matter, although they can be funny. . whats so funny bout politics? it is easy to orchestrate a 'movie ban' so as to distract unrest with mindless chatter. i don't really care if any more hollywood movies are made or released. they can all rot. you'd be surprised how many good ones get shelved. rent and see 'the thief and the cobbler' with your friends, then look them with confusion, and wonder why you had never heard of it.
December 07, 2006 at 04:12 PM
While it's true that authoritarian states often relegate political discussion to the funny pages, this is something else. More like Colbert's address to the National Press Club. I think Judge really touches a nerve here. Fox isn't pretending; they're genuinely embarrassed by the movie. As amazing as that seems, coming from the people who brought you "If I did it".
December 07, 2006 at 08:58 PM
We're getting dumber, just ask any college professor
December 12, 2006 at 11:54 AM
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