So Matt and I recently went to Vegas for work and after a couple days of realizing our conference was getting worthless, we decided to head over to the movies to check out the movie BORAT, which should be the reason I’m posting! “High Five!” After being dropped off at the MGM Grand by the cab driver to a movie that didn’t start for 3 hours, we decided to wonder around to try and find another movie theater. Long story short, after walking from the MGM to the Palms (probably 2-3 miles), we finally found a theater and went in to sit and wait for our movie.
For those who have ever been to a theater early, you will know that prior to the previews, they roll advertisements. Well, the theater we were in was called “Brenden Theaters“, which neither Matt or I had ever heard of. The place was nice, but it was in Vegas, you would expect nothing less. We were quickly force fed who the owner of Brenden Theaters was, and when I say force fed, I mean it was crammed down our face holes.
Seems a guy named “Johnny Brenden” was the mastermind behind the creative name of “Brenden Theaters”. Initially, when I see a company named after the owner, I think to myself, “not very creative or very full of themselves”. So strike one against Mr. Brenden initially. Then these advertisements were full of johnny brenden pictures where he is with this star or that star and ALWAYS knowing where that camera is and in many cases, pointing the stars to which camera to look towards and smile.
During the 30 minutes or so we sat and waited, I would say 25 of those minutes were spent showing us pictures of johnny brenden at movie premiers with the movie stars and one part even showcased his HOME!!! It was even nice enough to point out the fact that Las Vegas named the Johnny Brenden household one of the best homes in Vegas. This is about where Matt and I leaned over and said, “Who the fuck is this guy!” Why did he feel the need to point out how cool he is and how well he does by taking our money at the box office? Is this guy really as cool as he points out, or is he just really cocky. Personally, I think he is the male version of Paris Hilton, with a little less recognition.
Well here is my suggestion to Mr. Johnny Brenden, put out a sex tape that you film of yourself in your previews and I think you’ll get to the status you are looking for. You can call it something really clever, like “Johnny Brenden Sex Tape“.
Honestly, I would suggest killing the “hey look how cool I am” pictures before movies. It’s fine putting them on your website, but most people aren’t going to your theaters to see your family photo album, so look at changing your format.