Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Go See This Movie (If You Can)

I just received an e-mail from Ms. Elise telling me how great this film was, and that I should get out and see it ASAP. One problem - One of the closest theaters to me that's showing the film is in Chicago.

Here's the deal:
This is the new film from Mike Judge (Office Space) about a man of below-average intelligence who is cryogenically frozen and is thawed out 500 years in the future (ala Futurama). In that time society has degraded to the point that he has become (by default) the smartest person in the world.
This is one of the (very few) movies that I was excited about this summer.

Here's the rub:
Apparently, Judge got into a grudge match with some pissant from the studio, who now has decided to bury the movie. It's only being released in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. No east-coast distribution whatsoever, and it doesn't look like there will be. Fox has shit-canned ALL publicity for this film and seems to be pushing it to the annals of video as fast as it can. I think that they just used up all of their ad budget on their most recent 'classic' John Tucker Must Die.

You DeKalb folk may have to trek out to Naperville to see it, but it'd be worth the road-trip to be one of the few that got a chance to see this in the theater. For more info on Idiocracy click HERE.


Reel Fanatic said...

I was wondering why Mr. Judge's potentially great new movie was getting such shoddy treatment ... I'm sure the noodlehead he got into a squabble had it coming, but it's a shame if that keeps this from playing wide

edP said...

That's what happens (sometimes) to good movies and the guys who make them. Look at Billy from Entourage, he....ooooh, I'm confusing movie reality with tv/soap opera movie reality. I'm too confused to talk about this. Bill and I are gonna see the Mike Judge thing tho