Screen Junkies » product placement http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:13:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Celebrate the Life Of Arch West With Doritos’ 5 Strongest Film Roles http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/celebrate-the-life-of-arch-west-with-doritos-5-strongest-film-roles/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/celebrate-the-life-of-arch-west-with-doritos-5-strongest-film-roles/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:20:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230242 An exploration of America's favorite chip most memorable scenes.

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Doritos creator Arch West passed away earlier this week and is now having the funeral every fat guy dreams about. His daughter announced that the family plans on “tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn.” Now all they need to worry about are stoned grave robbers. But in all seriousness though, we salute Mr. West and his advancements in the field of delicious snack chips. The world is a tastier place because of him, and his legend will surely live on.

When my editor assigned me the task of finding Doritos in popular films, I thought it was a fool’s errand. But, of course, there is a Tumblr page dedicated to old Doritos bags in movies. Thank you, Internet. You’ve really come through for me today.

Scream

There are certain rules one must follow in order to throw a successful Murder Party. First, don’t forget your knife. Second, don’t forget to stock up on Doritos. You can’t murder without a knife and you can’t party without Doritos.

Romy and Michele’ s High School Reunion

It’s of high importance to Romy and Michele that they wow their former classmates at their high school reunion. Which means they are put on a Doritos-free diet. They are allowed half a chip at best.

Little Monsters

When fortifying your bedroom against monster attacks, you’ll need a hammer, nails, assorted tools, and nacho breath.

Encino Man

Doritos. The official snack of annoying California teens and the cavemen they unearth.

Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World is perhaps the biggest role for the famous chip brand. Granted, the film was never expected to be the runaway hit that it became, launching the careers of Mike Myers and Dana Carvey in the process. Doritos, however, wasn’t able to parlay the success into larger roles after finding itself replaced by M&M’s in the sequel.

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11 Cheesiest Movie Product Placements Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/11-cheesiest-movie-product-placements-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/11-cheesiest-movie-product-placements-of-all-time/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:24:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229156 Brought to you by the fine people at Red Bull Energy Drink. Delicious.

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Movies can be expensive. The actors, the locations, all those lights, and gigantic CGI robots can really add up. So, what is a working schlub movie studio to do? Product placement. Accept money from advertisers in trade for featuring their product within your film.

It’s easy and it totally works. Need more money for your legal thriller? No problem. Just make Will Smith drink a prominently featured Sprite during his monologue to the jury. Then have him comment how he “f*ckin’ LOOOOVES Sprite,” before returning to defending the sick children in the civil rights case. Cha-ching! You just bought yourself a crane shot. Or, you know, you could do it in a subtle way and hope nobody notices.

Here are eleven films that did not take the subtle route.

Mac and Me

If you haven’t seen Mac and Me, you need to lead a sadder life. Inspired by the success of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Mac and Me tells the story of MAC (Mysterious Alien Creature), a young alien stuck on Earth after being separated from his family. He befriends a young boy and lives entirely off Coca-Cola and Skittles (just like me in college). Then there’s the “famous” McDonald’s scene where an impromptu dance-off happens for no reason other than the fact that there are some urban types around.

See for yourself. And look closely to see Jennifer Aniston in her first film role.

Demolition Man

In the future, all restaurants will be known as Taco Bell. That’s because Taco Bell won The Franchise Wars and claimed their supremacy over all over eating establishments.

Interesting fact: If you watch the film in Israeli, the restaurants are all called Pizza Hut. That’s because tacos are despised outside of the Americas.

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Links Away: A Brief History of Product Placement http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-a-brief-history-of-product-placement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-a-brief-history-of-product-placement/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 01:57:51 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=15147 No blockbuster is complete without a few blaring examples of lucrative product placement. Oh and for the record, chicks totally dig the Nintendo Power Glove.

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No blockbuster is complete without a few blaring examples of lucrative product placement. Oh and for the record, chicks totally dig the Nintendo Power Glove. Speaking from experience here.

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