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(Den Of Geek)   The film covers that greatly exaggerate the roles that famous people play in them. Kevin Costner in Sizzle Beach USA, anyone?   (denofgeek.com) divider line 36
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2013-11-26 11:16:13 AM  
Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.
 
2013-11-26 11:18:58 AM  

FishyFred: Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.


"Once Bitten" is better IMHO.
 
2013-11-26 12:05:48 PM  
One quibble: Kate Hudson DID play the main female character in Almost Famous. Her part was rather significant.

And a list fails without:
www.posters.ws
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.
 
2013-11-26 12:15:18 PM  

SurfaceTension: Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


Yep. No great loss.
 
2013-11-26 12:55:31 PM  
Psycho and leprechaun I'm sure are covered
 
2013-11-26 01:06:05 PM  
I'm not certain that headline is English.
 
2013-11-26 01:06:37 PM  
"Eisenberg filed a suit against 'Camp Hell' producers in 2011 stating that its artwork could "fradulently induce his fans to purchase a copy.""

Couldn't any film featuring Michael Cera on the cover serve the same purpose?
 
2013-11-26 01:13:51 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: FishyFred: Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.

"Once Bitten" is better IMHO.


I always forget that he's in that movie.
 
2013-11-26 01:16:29 PM  

SurfaceTension: And a list fails without:
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


Came for this.  That was Golan/Globus move.  They were famous for hiring name action star like Chuck Norris, to work for a day and then putting them on the poster and video cover so they could get international sales.
 
2013-11-26 01:20:27 PM  

SurfaceTension: One quibble: Kate Hudson DID play the main female character in Almost Famous. Her part was rather significant.

And a list fails without:
[www.posters.ws image 300x450]
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


---Actually, I liked the fact that Steven Seagal had top billing but got killed in the first 10 minutes.  It was a good plot twist, most people expected Seagal to last the whole movie.  I think the point of the article was more for early movies where the actors had a small role but is exaggerated once they become famous.
 
2013-11-26 01:22:11 PM  

SurfaceTension: One quibble: Kate Hudson DID play the main female character in Almost Famous. Her part was rather significant.

And a list fails without:

Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


I was hoping his reality TV show would have the same outcome
 
2013-11-26 01:25:24 PM  
I'm going to object to the author's objection about Kate Hudson and Almost Famous. While she wasn't the lead, she was clearly a very important supporting actress in the movie.

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2013-11-26 01:32:29 PM  
List fails withouthorrornews.net
 
2013-11-26 01:40:55 PM  
I read that frickin' headline 3 times and still don't understand it.
 
2013-11-26 01:46:56 PM  

natgab: SurfaceTension: One quibble: Kate Hudson DID play the main female character in Almost Famous. Her part was rather significant.

And a list fails without:
[www.posters.ws image 300x450]
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.

---Actually, I liked the fact that Steven Seagal had top billing but got killed in the first 10 minutes.  It was a good plot twist, most people expected Seagal to last the whole movie.  I think the point of the article was more for early movies where the actors had a small role but is exaggerated once they become famous.


This.

Same thing with Psycho. Janet Leigh got top billing. Viewers were absolutely gobsmacked when she got killed off after only 30 minutes.
 
2013-11-26 02:00:31 PM  
What the hell is a film cover?
 
2013-11-26 02:18:48 PM  

NotoriousW.O.P: List fails without[horrornews.net image 310x439]


yep ...I came here to say this....
 
2013-11-26 02:28:40 PM  

Zombie DJ: I read that frickin' headline 3 times and still don't understand it.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-11-26 02:48:17 PM  
Does the list include Batman in Dark Knight Rises?
 
2013-11-26 03:01:02 PM  
Kevin Costner in The Big Chill
 
2013-11-26 03:31:32 PM  
This one actually pisses me off:

The movie is The Hole, an interesting suspense film starring Thora Birch in the lead. Kiera Knightley is also in it, but her role is limited to a girlfriend of a secondary character. Knightley's two notable actions in this movie are flashing her bare chest for a second, and being a victim. Birch is undoubtedly the star.

So here's the first DVD cover for the 2001 release:

img.fark.net
 Decent enough. Birch is the big face on the front, and Knightley's over there with all the other co-stars; A tiny head in the background.

In 2002, Kiera began seeing some fame with Bend It Like Beckham. So the covers for The Hole  began to look like this:

img.fark.net
Okay, great. Thora's still there and gets top billing, but now the other guys are gone and Keira is getting equal space on the cover and a blurb, despite only being in the film for a short while and clearly not being the lead.

But then Pirates of the Caribbeancame out, and the DVD covers for The Hole  began to look like this:

img.fark.net

And then
img.fark.net

So now Thora Birch-- the movie's lead-- is completely gone from the artwork, and Keira Knightley's head dominates the cover, AND she still gets a blurb.

By the way, here's the original quote they took the blurb from, just to underline how crappy this is to Birch:

"The other three teenagers are Frankie (Keira Knightley), the school sex goddess, who gets more than a few pulses racing; Geoff (Laurence Fox) school rugby player and all round lad; and Mike (Desmond Harrington) son of an American rock star, and the object of Liza's desire."

This is just plain unjust. Birch was pretty awesome in the movie, and Knightley was just a supporting actor playing one of the victim characters for a few minutes, and they've made it look like this is a Keira Knightley movie. I know if I were Thora Birch, I'd be pissed. The only reason the reviewer referred to Knightley's character getting pulses racing was because she flashes on-screen for a second. SO the whole marketing angle on this video is "Watch it to see Keira Knightley's (wholly non-existent) tits."

Meanwhile, Birch is far and away a better actress AND has an arguably better body (at least she has  tits), and she's the farking leadin this movie. And she gets pushed off the cover. Jerks.
 
2013-11-26 03:33:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: Does the list include Batman in Dark Knight Rises?


It's funny because it's true.
 
2013-11-26 03:33:22 PM  

SurfaceTension: Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


Which is why it is my favorite Seagal movie...
 
x23
2013-11-26 03:45:39 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: FishyFred: Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.

"Once Bitten" is better IMHO.



Jim Carrey was also the bad guy in one of the later Dirty Harry movies too. The Dead Pool from 1988.

it wasn't a comedy.
 
2013-11-26 03:50:57 PM  

Kuta: I'm going to object to the author's objection about Kate Hudson and Almost Famous. While she wasn't the lead, she was clearly a very important supporting actress in the movie.


Yup. Take that plotline out and there's not much to talk about

And isn't 'traded too Mott the Hoople for a case of beer' an actual thing that happened?
 
2013-11-26 04:03:09 PM  
SurfaceTension:
And a list fails without:
[www.posters.ws image 300x450]
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


It also fails without
www.moviegoods.com

Devito and Moranis both die in the first 5 minutes of the movie.
 
2013-11-26 05:13:56 PM  
demonsresume.files.wordpress.com

This is LITERALLY the most famous version of this, and it wasn't in the article?

Or how about THIS:


Bet both of them are glad no one saw that squalid wet fart of a movie, and moreover buried it in their catalog so that I bet people wouldn't have known they were in it. In fact, I bet it WAS buried at the time, or Rene would never have had a career.
 
2013-11-26 05:14:58 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
www.hudsonlee.com
 
2013-11-26 06:03:18 PM  

Fano: Psycho and leprechaun I'm sure are covered


Nope. List FAIL.
 
2013-11-26 06:41:09 PM  

x23: Bathia_Mapes: FishyFred: Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.

"Once Bitten" is better IMHO.


Jim Carrey was also the bad guy in one of the later Dirty Harry movies too. The Dead Pool from 1988.

it wasn't a comedy.


Not really so much a bad guy as a drug addicted singer who gets offed near the beginning of the movie. His lip synch to "Welcome to the Jungle" was mildly amusing, though. He also had a bit part in another Clint Eastwood movie, "Pink Cadillac".

Jim Carrey - The Dead Pool
 
2013-11-26 07:49:21 PM  

SurfaceTension: One quibble: Kate Hudson DID play the main female character in Almost Famous. Her part was rather significant.

And a list fails without:
[www.posters.ws image 300x450]
Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.


Yep, I was wondering if anyone would post this one.

Bathia_Mapes:
SurfaceTension: Steven Seagal's character died about 10 minutes into the film.

Yep. No great loss.


He died about 9 minutes and 30 seconds too late. The film was pretty good, and Kurt didn't play some muscle bound invincible hulk.
 
2013-11-26 08:33:28 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: x23: Bathia_Mapes: FishyFred: Anyone picking up a copy of Copper Mountain would have been forgiven for thinking that they'd stumbled on a forgotten comedy from Jim Carrey's back catalogue - look, it even says underneath Carrey's grinning face, "one of his first and funniest films". To be fair, Carrey does get a few chances to demonstrate his personal brand of physical zaniness in Copper Mountain, but a greater chunk of this cheaply-made 1983 movie is dedicated to showing off its Colorado ski resort setting, since it was clearly made as an ad for the Club Med skiing village of the title.

I need to see this movie.

"Once Bitten" is better IMHO.


Jim Carrey was also the bad guy in one of the later Dirty Harry movies too. The Dead Pool from 1988.

it wasn't a comedy.

Not really so much a bad guy as a drug addicted singer who gets offed near the beginning of the movie. His lip synch to "Welcome to the Jungle" was mildly amusing, though. He also had a bit part in another Clint Eastwood movie, "Pink Cadillac".

Jim Carrey - The Dead Pool


I just love the fact that the producers tried to use a song that was supposed to just be non-specific by whomever and they picked one that turned huge.
 
2013-11-27 12:16:01 AM  
The DVD cover for the movie Swingers has Heather Graham on it, making one think that she's one of the main characters.  In reality she only appears in a single scene that lasts about 5 minutes.
 
2013-11-27 07:28:44 AM  
farking marketing. how does it work?
 
2013-11-27 08:32:00 AM  

ZeroCorpse: By the way, here's the original quote they took the blurb from, just to underline how crappy this is to Birch:

"The other three teenagers are Frankie (Keira Knightley), the school sex goddess, who gets more than a few pulses racing; Geoff (Laurence Fox) school rugby player and all round lad; and Mike (Desmond Harrington) son of an American rock star, and the object of Liza's desire."


It's completely amazing how a quote can be so mangled by marketing types to mean something completely different than the original intended meaning.  There should be a law against that - seriously.
 
2013-11-27 01:54:51 PM  
i bought a dvd at a dollar store for a martial arts movie called 36 crazyfists, that supposedly starred jackie chan, with a big picture of him on the cover.  i think he might be in the movie for exactly one second, there was a snippet of a guy who looked sort of like him standing in a room with some other guys at one point.  he might not be in it at all, really.  but the funny part is that the opening credits were done in a certain font and played over the movie as it began, and then the movie stopped to a still frame, and a new credit showed up in a completely different font that said "fight choreography by jackie chan" and then the credits continued with the original font.  so the producers actually inserted a new credit into the movie long after it was made, to make it look like jackie chan was more involved in the movie.

for a silly 1970s martial arts movie it wasn't half bad either.
 
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