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Topic: Idiocracy

In the News (Tue 25 Sep 18)

  Dude, Where's My Film? - TIME
That helps explain the strange fate of Idiocracy, a sci-fi comedy starring Luke Wilson and directed and co-written by Mike Judge, the guy whose spotless track record includes Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill and Office Space.
Idiocracy may not be a bad movie, but every ad and trailer the studio put together for it tested atrociously.
The problem is, Idiocracy is so aesthetically displeasing--its vision of the future so purposely, gaudily, corporately ugly--that even showing a second of it made people refuse to see it.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,1533437,00.html   (648 words)

  Idiocracy | The A.V. Club
A long-shelved, not-screened-for-critics, high-concept science-fiction comedy that's being released in a handful of cities with all the fanfare of a CIA fl-ops mission, Idiocracy gives viewers many reasons to be suspicious.
Idiocracy's dumb-ass dystopia suggests a world designed by Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, a world where the entire populace skirts the fine line separating mildly retarded from really fucking stupid, and where anyone displaying any sign of intelligence is derided as a fag.
There's a good chance that Judge's smartly lowbrow Idiocracy will be mistaken for what it's satirizing, but good satire always runs the risk—to borrow a phrase from a poster-boy for the reverse meritocracy—of being misunderestimated.
www.avclub.com /content/node/52408   (488 words)

His second live-action feature, "Idiocracy," is often stingingly funny -- and an undeserving resident of the summer's-end movie dumping ground.
"Idiocracy" is hardly flawless; much like "Office Space," it delivers a socko premise but can't quite sustain the edge, lapsing into formulaic storytelling that dulls the payoff.
But "Idiocracy" hits the bull's-eye with its portrayal of a brand-obsessed USA, where Costco is a city unto itself and the supreme value is market share.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003087491   (669 words)

 Idiocracy - Rotten Tomatoes
Idiocracy is an unabashedly elitist film that includes fart jokes.
Idiocracy is polemic in search of a punch line or plot, and often finding neither.
The theatrical release of Mike Judge's new comedy "Idiocracy" is one of the most egregious travesties of modern cinema.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/idiocracy   (795 words)

 Andy's Anachronisms -- Idiocracy (2005)
Filmed in 2005 Idiocracy, Director Mike Judge's first feature film since 1999’s “Office Space”, was given a rough ride by the 20th Century Fox studio who delayed its release and then unceremoniously gave it a limited release usually reserved for indie flicks.
Undeserving of being swept under the rug, The satire of Idiocracy manages to be both biting and topical while retaining Judge’s trademark toilet humour made famous by his early 90s creation of Beavis and Butt-head.
Idiocracy takes no prisoners and manages to satirize everything from corporations to government and everyone in between.
www.timetravelreviews.com /movies/idiocracy.html   (823 words)

 Reviewing Mike Judge's Idiocracy. - By Reihan Salam - Slate Magazine
The tragedy is that Idiocracy is easily the most potent political film of the year, and the most stirring defense of traditional values since Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France.
The unmarried adultescents swarming the cities, the DINKs who've priced families with children out of the better suburbs, the kids who never read—these are Hollywood's most prized demographics, and Mike Judge has them squarely in his sights.
Idiocracy challenges a central article of faith in American life, the notion that we are destined for moral, material, and intellectual progress.
www.slate.com /id/2150627   (1202 words)

 The Chronicles of George :: View topic - Idiocracy
You'll have a lot of laughs, and you'll be among the elite rebels who defied 20th Century Fox and caught the cool comedy the studio is trying very hard to hide.
About 20 people were in the theater when I saw "Idiocracy." Just being able to track down the movie despite its stealthy release makes them more nimble-minded than every 26th century clod in the movie, as well as the Fox geniuses so certain that it couldn't be sold.
Fox execs are hoping you will skip it, so they can justify their certainty that it was doomed to failure and pat themselves on the back for burying it.
chroniclesofgeorge.nanc.com /board/viewtopic.php?t=25922&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=   (976 words)

 Was 'Idiocracy' treated idiotically?
It's been sitting on Mike Judge's comedy "Idiocracy" for almost two years, allowing no one to see it, not even reviewers, finally releasing it Friday, September 1, in a piddling seven cities — Austin, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto — with no plans to open it wider.
"'Idiocracy' was supposed to be different," writes Brian Raferty in the June issue of Esquire magazine, in an article exploring Judge's travails with Hollywood.
But "Idiocracy" co-star Terry Crews, who plays the president of the United States, had a good feeling after the film wrapped in July 2004.
www.austin360.com /movies/content/movies/stories/2006/09/1idiocracy.html   (754 words)

 The Deadbolt - Locking Down the Latest Entertainment - Script Review - "Idiocracy" (formerly 3001) by Mike Judge & Etan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Written by Judge and Etan Cohen, Idiocracy is based on a simple premise, previously used with great comedic success by Woody Allen's Sleeper and Matt Groening's Futurama, a man from our time is frozen and reawakened in the future.
There is a wealth of texture and depth written into the Idiocracy screenplay and Judge the director is going to have to visually translate all of that onto the big screen.
Overall, Idiocracy is a fantastic comedy script that mixes the exaggerated lowbrow worst of the modern world with a cunning self-awareness that lets us laugh at our present and future selves.
www.thedeadbolt.com /reviews/idiocracy_scriptreview.php   (1672 words)

 Mike Judge's Idiocracy reviewed. - By Dana Stevens - Slate Magazine
Sure, Idiocracy is a low comedy, full of kicks to the groin and monster-truck rallies, while Children of Men is a serious dramatic thriller about the extinction of humanity.
The shrouding of Idiocracy in what amounts to a marketing burqa is especially ironic given that the film's most pointed satire is aimed at the ubiquity of advertising in American life.
Since Idiocracy was reviewed in Slate during its sort-of-release in September, I'll keep the plot summary minimal here: After being cryogenically frozen for an Army experiment, Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) sleeps for five centuries.
www.slate.com /id/2157486/?nav=tap3   (1084 words)

 Amazon.com: Idiocracy: DVD: Luke Wilson,Maya Rudolph,Dax Shepard,Anthony 'Citric' Campos,David Herman,Sonny ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Idiocracy is now available to download for $14.99 from Amazon Unbox.
"Idiocracy" is very entertaining and funny at times, but never really seems to capture a certain seriousness that would have elevated it to the level of top-notch social satire.
Idiocracy is very well made pitch dark satire of what's-going-on at present and where it will get us in the year 2505.
www.amazon.com /Idiocracy-Luke-Wilson/dp/B000K7VHOG   (1777 words)

 Review: Idiocracy - Cinematical
The latest film from Mike Judge, Idiocracy, is not at all the unfunny flop that you might expect from its very limited release this weekend.
Idiocracy reminded me a lot of Woody Allen's 1973 film Sleeper -- the basic plot is the same, although each movie creates a future that reflects the contemporary society of the filmmaker.
Idiocracy may not be a cutting-edge satire, and I don't know whether it will be seen in 20 years as terribly dated or as a hip snapshot of our decade's culture, but it's not at all a bad movie.
www.cinematical.com /2006/09/02/review-idiocracy   (1685 words)

 NPR : A Paucity of Publicity for 'Idiocracy'
NPR : A Paucity of Publicity for 'Idiocracy'
Day to Day, September 8, 2006 ·; If you haven't heard of Mike Judge's film Idiocracy, starring Luke Wilson, you're not alone.
Fans and critics are baffled by the lack of promotional effort from 20th Century Fox.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5788260   (129 words)

 Hoody Hoo Cartoons! Seven Years!
It's about an astoundingly average army man (Luke Wilson) who is volunteered for a hibernation experiment, but instead of waking up one year later, he wakes up hundreds of years in the future to find that humanity has evolved toward the dumber elements of society and he is now the smartest person alive.
According to the commentary track on Kevin Smith's movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" the group is powerful enough to levy fines on material they deem offensive, like one of the girl thieves saying to the other "You are SO gay!" when she gets too gung-ho her hand-signaling.
In "Idiocracy", GLAAD would surely call for change of what seems to be the use of a term that's derogatory of gay people.
www.hoodyhoo.com   (792 words)

 Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" reviewed by Steve Sailer for The American Conservative; Luke Wilson; Maya Rudolph; ...
Perhaps the most gifted populist conservative in the entertainment industry is Mike Judge, creator of the TV animated comedies Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill (now scheduled for an 11th season on Fox in 2007), as well as the 1999 cult classic film "Office Space."
Despite Judge's commercial consistency, his clever and frequently hilarious new satire "Idiocracy" has been deep-sixed by his own studio, Rupert Murdoch's 20th Century Fox, with the most hostile passive-aggressive release of any film in memory.
Over the Labor Day Weekend "Idiocracy" materialized in 130 theatres in seven cities (but not in New York, so national media coverage was nonexistent) bereft of even a trailer or the smallest newspaper ad.
www.isteve.com /Film_Idiocracy.htm   (605 words)

 Idiocracy (2006)
Why did Idiocracy recieve such limited theatrical release?
Otherwise, I would say this is probably the funniest movie to come out of 2506...
Discuss this title with other users on IMDb message board for Idiocracy (2006)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0387808   (815 words)

 www.myspace.com/idiocracymusic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Idiocracy has been around for the better part of a decade, it wasn't until October of '03 that this 3 piece line-up came about.
Their first CD together entitled "Living In a Nightmare" was released early 2006 with the follow up being worked on currently.
Idiocracy would like to thank all our fans and our families who have been with us and supported us.
www.myspace.com /idiocracymusic   (715 words)

 Review: Idiocracy
After two years in “how will we market this” hell, Mike Judge’s IDIOCRACY finally hit theatres September 1st, albeit very select theatres.
Smith was one-note -- The same joke over and over --but toward the end of Idiocracy, it changes it up a bit, and I enjoyed it overall.
Maybe the people at fox really do know what they're doing, cause if this had been a highly tauted release, or even well publicized, it would've not met expectations from the name, and ruined any long-term potential the film has.
www.joblo.com /index.php?id=12798   (1363 words)

 CinemaSpeak.Com: The Art of Movie Discussion
IDIOCRACY kind of died during it's deadly final third.
The kind of morons that would rather sit amongst a toothless legion and watch the Daytona 500 than actually figure out how to determine percentages.
The first quarter of IDIOCRACY was particularly brilliant.
www.cinemaspeak.com   (348 words)

 Idiocracy - Moviefone
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 napisy.org :: Wyniki wyszukiwania dla Idiocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Idiocracy 3001 / Untitled Mike Judge Comedy (2006)
Poczytaj więcej o Idiocracy na IMDb.pl - polska baza filmowa
Korzystanie z serwisu jest jednoznaczne z akceptacją regulaminu.
www.napisy.org /Szukaj/Idiocracy   (109 words)

 Twitch - Idiocracy Review
While there are a lot of knowing smiles and tangential chuckles to be had at Mike Judge's latest film to attack the dumbing down of America, Idiocracy is ironically a victim of its own thesis.
On the other hand, Idiocracy finds its chief source of comedy at the margins of the screen.
Idiocracy, while not terrible, is just too far removed from reality and too much in love with its own concepts to overcome its character, story and pacing problems.
www.twitchfilm.com /archives/007405.html   (979 words)

 celluloid eyes: video podcast: Idiocracy
I realize that at this point, Idiocracy may be playing at exactly one theater in the country (Alamo on South Lamar)*.
Second of all, I think the camera should have been closer or zoomed in more, although part of that was due to a tripod issue (we didn't have one).
And if you haven't had quite enough of me and The Beau chitchatting about Idiocracy, the clip of us with the Movie Musketeers from Austin Movie Show is now available on YouTube, too.
celluloideyes.com /blog/archive/001204.html   (643 words)

 The J-Walk Blog: Idiocracy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If Office Space is about taking responsibility for your own happiness, Idiocracy is about something larger, namely our responsibility for our shared future.
Like all the best dystopian fables, Idiocracy is a scathing indictment of our own society.
The screen slowly fills with his spawn, foreshadowing the nightmarish future to come.
j-walkblog.com /index.php?/weblog/posts/idiocracy   (155 words)

 Idiocracy | Movie Review | Entertainment Weekly
DUMB AND DUMBER AND DUMBER Wilson (right) is the smartest man on Earth — which isn't saying much — in Idiocracy
Now the smartest guy around, our hero is hired to make crops grow again — because water has been replaced by Gatorade.
In Idiocracy, his follow-up to Office Space, Mike Judge implores us to reflect on a future in which Britney and K-Fed are like the new Adam and Eve.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,1528246,00.html   (334 words)

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