Screen Junkies » the goonies http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Movie Banks/Bankers That Are Worse Than Bank Of America http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-banksbankers-that-are-worse-than-bank-of-america/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-movie-banksbankers-that-are-worse-than-bank-of-america/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 23:08:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230768 That's it. I'm hiding my money in a fake rock.

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Bank of America‘s announcement that they will issue a $5 monthly charge to debit card users has only served to remin the American people that banks don’t care about their customers. They are corporate machines fueled by greed and low moral fortitude. But still, they sometimes have free hats and Frisbees.

With that in mind here are some movie banks and bankers that might be more evil than their real life counterparts.

Arthur Case – Inside Man

I’m not sure which is more evil. Banks or Nazis? But have you ever considered the possibility of a Nazi bank? That’s one bank that I wouldn’t want to borrow from. Just imagine their foreclosure practices.

Centabank – The Bank

The titular bank in the Australian movie The Bank is completely corrupt. CEO Anthony LaPaglia declares, “I’m like God with a better suit.” You know you’re in trouble when the guy holding your money has a God complex. It’s no wonder that his customers are so found of Marmite sandwiches. There isn’t much else they can afford.

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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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Necessary Unnecessary Purchase: Truffle Shuffle Tee http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/necessary-unnecessary-purchase-truffle-shuffle-tee/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/necessary-unnecessary-purchase-truffle-shuffle-tee/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Urban Outfitters has a shirt for sale that makes it easier than ever to do the Truffle Shuffle. It's a soft cotton tee with "Do The Truffle Shuffle" graphic on the front, and a Chunk head inside for actual Truffle Shuffle action. It's currently going for $14.99, reduced from $24.99 because for some reason these things aren't moving like hot cakes. A gallery of hot girls wearing this tee and flashing their truffles would be the illest/creepiest thing ever. Make it happen, Internet!

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Urban Outfitters has a shirt for sale that makes it easier than ever to do the Truffle Shuffle. It’s a soft cotton tee with "Do The Truffle Shuffle" graphic on the front, and a Chunk head inside for actual Truffle Shuffle action. It’s currently going for $14.99, reduced from $24.99 because for some reason these things aren’t moving like hot cakes. A gallery of hot girls wearing this tee and flashing their truffles would be the illest/creepiest thing ever. Make it happen, Internet!

 

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Sarah Connor vs. Chunk http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-connor-vs-chunk/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-connor-vs-chunk/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 And she thought cyborgs were tough to kill...

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And she thought cyborgs were tough to kill…

Other Junk You Might Like

Reggie Bush’s New Honey

Tatooine Flyers

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