Aug. 19, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST
Watched a TV spot tonight for this film and it looks pretty funny.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST
I thought Idiocracy was a great premise, but a pretty flawed movie. but there's still more laughs in it than 95% of comedies.<p>add in Jason Bateman to the Judge mix, mix in a little Kristin Wiig, sprinkle on a little heavy handed cooking metaphor by a random talkbacker, and you've got my ticket! fuck my eyeballs!<p>I hate myself.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST
ironically, I just typo'd "bring"...and ended up without a typo, but more a grammatical abortion...<p>again...I hate my life.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST
His short animations were legendary back in the day."King of the Hill" isn't really my cup of tea (although it has GREAT voice acting) and his features are also brilliant (and one is a certified classic).<br><br>He's a hard working dude.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST
Such a dry, hilarious thing even just to look at.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST
KOTH is awesome.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST
When i first saw the trailer (it was red band i believe) I was hooked. Never have laughed so hard at a trailer, especially seeing Jason Bateman cough out those plumes of smoke, fucking hilarious. I'm glad you lied so I know I'm in for a treat when this one rolls along!
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST
High school years along with Ren & Stimpy. Whatever happened to quality animated programs on MTV? It’s amazing that Daria lasted as long as it did considering that those morons cancelled such great cartoons as Undergrads and Downtown.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST
Very strange commercial spots for this one. A night he'll never remember... right. But hey, asses in seats for Judge is a good thing. Lie it up marketing team.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
Or JK Simmons? Or both?
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST
including the cgi smoke coming from Justin Bateman.Still its Mike Judge so I will check it out.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST
It's a very small universal truth. Not very impressed with Judge's new show on ABC. The Goode Family, it's the same character as Mr. VanDriesen from Beavis and ButtHead. that didn't hurt KOTH though, Hank Hill is the same character as Tom Anderson from B and B. I thought idiocracy was a great idea but poorly acted. "Go away, I'm 'batin'" Fucking brilliant.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST
Banging the eyeballs out of your wife before you go to sleep is what's needed. Not a cartoon.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST
I hated it when it first started...then I started noticing a subtle cleverness...then I started dealing with Americans from the South (I'm Canadian) and realized the show is genius.
Aug. 19, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST
Sesame Street for Adults
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST
...is .... charming. Seriously, it's just a nice, charming, peaceful comedy that offers up occasional too-funny-to-be-true laughs mixed with too-true-to-be-funny laughs that makes it universal and funny with a generous spirit. It's impossible to hate the show, and impossible to love. People will look back on KOTH and remember, "That show was really... charming"
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:30 a.m. CST
They've been in a lot of movies over the past ten years or so though I can never differentiate between the two.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
Oscar fucking gold. Mike Judge should get the keys to the city for that casting alone. I'm a fucking giggle-box over here just imagining the comic possibilities.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST
...regardless of how awesomely funny this movie is, I will still leave disappointed.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST
made me a Judge fan for life, will give anything he makes a chance to win me over now. he's hit or miss. when he hits though, its brilliant.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST
I was there last night, and I must say it was quite funny. Even seeing it from the Upper Balcony 3 row from the back, I enjoyed it. I had never watched a move from 3 stories up, but at the Paramount it wasn't to bad. I think this movie is going to be like Office Space. Funny the first time you watch it, but gets better and better the more you see it.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST
Jason Bateman : Ron Livingston :: Ben Affleck : Diedrich Bader?
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
"I hadn't really heard any buzz on the quality of the film, but well. Let's just let Mike take over". "only gets laid about once every 3 months - and frankly. That's not doing it for him." Come on, Harry - plug these reviews into Word, spellcheck them and read them over once or twice. There's nothing charming about these kinds of fuck ups. It's doesn't have to be perfect, but the mistakes shouldn't mess up the flow of the read.
Aug. 19, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST
I've liked everything he's done. His sense of humor really is unique. His visions are incredibly true to life -- hyper-real, maybe. I even watched every episode of Goode Family, which wasn't great, but did make my sides hurt more than once over its short run. The pilot was weak, but it got much, much better. Gutterball rocked.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST
by Bill Brasky
Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST
Has spwaned two other shows. Who'd a thought. <P> Screw King of the Hill though, he should have spent more time doing the Animation show, but King of the Hill probably made him so much money.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST
Was even cut from Jackass 2. Dude really can't get a break theatrically.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST
2 paragraphs in and you've got more commas than Bill Gate's bank account.<br><br> Never seen 'frankly' used to end a sentence either, bravo.<br><br>/rant
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
Anyone watch his Greys Anatomy in space show?
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST
You're right; that is some maddening shit. However, I don't think it's a mistake. I have always assumed Harry does that to imply a certain speaking cadence and I have always felt like that makes it even more annoying.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST
But all that aside, you have to admit that this is one of the most calm, coherent, and well-written (for Harry) reviews in a while from the big man.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST
Hey, Peter. What's happening?
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST
Molly Shannon called and said that she wants her spot back on SNL. For every 1 character she has that gets half a giggle there is a seasons worth of characters that are horrible.
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST
Does Ben Affleck kill Hitler at the end of this or something?
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST
Glad I wasn't the only one extremely annoyed by it.
Aug. 19, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
One of the underappreciated movies of the last several years. It did get a little tired before the end, but man, that first hour had me laughing my ass off.
Aug. 19, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST
Fuck you I'm eating.
Aug. 19, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST
There I said it so that lockesbrokenleg doesn't have to. Seriously, though that film was a huge disappointment. Like everyone else I'm a giant Office Space fan and I had high hopes for Idiocracy. Just the premise alone is funnier than the actual film. I can count on Homer Simpson's hand how many laugh out loud moments there are in Idiocracy. For those of you poor at math, that's one less time than five.
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST
Now, I have to rent Forgetting Sarah Marshal and I was really hoping to avoid that one. TinyUrls anyone of Mila Kunis from that movie?
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST
What the hell?
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST
King of the Hill, whats that like Family Guy before Family Guy? I tried watching that years ago and it made me want staple my eyes shut, I love Judge, but Hill was sooo overrated.
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST
Comes from him at the end.
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST
I want to see a Mike Judge movie massively succeed at the box office so he can have the same clout that Apatow has rather than being the cult following on DVD guy.
Aug. 19, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST
...on Saturday. Yeaahhh. And Sunday too. Yeaahh, that would be great. Ok, thanks.
Aug. 19, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST
would have been a great movie if it wasn't so painful to watch, and by that I mean how accurate our piece of shit world will soon be like that. But that's what's so great about Mike Judge movies, they are painfully funny. "It's funny because it's true..." - Home J. Simpson
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST
The horrific grammar in this one takes the cake. "We see each other around, but frankly. The man intimidates me. KING OF THE HILL kills me regularly - and watching the show with my wife is one of just the flat out plain simple joys of life." Jumping Jesus! My cat understands English grammar better than Harry.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST
... Idiocracy deserved to go straight to dvd. Not the worst thing I've ever watched, but far from the brilliance of Office Space. I really, really hope Extract is good.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
... Harry really needs an editor or something. His grammar is atrocious. But maybe that adds to his charm? Nah, he should get an editor.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
I know tbat "I write as I talk" thing is your whole shtick, Harry, but only William Shatner talks the way you write. What with. All the random. Sentence breaks and all.<p> Now to check to see if there are any Daria episodes on Youtube.
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST
...to movies that are currently being advertised on this website. <p>Strange</p>
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST
...and one of the best...comedies...ever!
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST
Editing my posts to undercut my point, are we? Come on, you think I'd be so noobish as to leave in typos whilst I'm criticise someone else's grammar? Pfft.<p> (Although it probably was my typo).
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST
Me sober up now.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST
For sure. I think his reviews are steadily improving over the last seven or eight years. This is the first time I've ever seen anyone mention the simulated cadence/lunatic punctuation. It feels like we're really getting down to fine-tuning now.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST
Your 'I'm with Kirby' post made me laugh out loud. Even in print, Shatner imitations are top shelf stuff. Maybe Harry knows something we don't. Nah, he should get an editor. To hug the mountain. To envelop. That mountain.
Aug. 19, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST
"The overriding theme of the story is the fact that Jason Bateman only gets laid about once every 3 months - and frankly. That's not doing it for him. Meanwhile, he's noticed that if he gets home after his wife puts on sweatpants, there's no chance at nookie. Now, rather than having a frank discussion with his wife, he goes to a bar he used to work at, to chat up his good friend played by Ben Affleck"<br><br>If you handed a paper into school with those sentences in it, you'd still be taking remedial reading.<br><br>Posting Harry's articles into Word makes the page light up red and green like it's freakin' Christmas.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST
"Posting Harry's articles into Word makes the page light up red and green like it's freakin' Christmas." That was friggin' hilliarious!!! :)
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST
yeah, very funny. Like earlier this year when I wrote that RAVE of TRANSFORMERS 2 and ads were all over the site. Or like when I wrote that blowjob of a review for TERMINATOR SALVATION and there were ads on the site. Yeah, you nailed me man.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST
that's because my secret identity is Santa Claus
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST
stomach anything with Buttchin Affleck. He's got a serious case of Fuckfaceitis. I must respectfully pass.
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST
Aug. 19, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST
Idiocracy is NOT about the FUTURE, it's about the PRESENT. However, it loses steam big time after about the first half hour or so. I know people that just love Hank and his brood, especially down here in the texas, where it's all too close to home, but that show just always was a little take it or leave it for me, frankly. Coma, coma, coma chameleon, Harrieeee!;-)
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST
You, good sir, made me pee my pants a little bit that was so funny. It's funny because it's true.
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST
I miss those little bastards, but King of the Hill has the best line ever. "Bobby, if you weren't my son I'd hug you." Priceless.
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST
...to punch me in the groin and make me grilled cheese.
Aug. 19, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST
...I'm just razzing you, man. It just seems funny, sometimes, when I see such a raving review with the ad at the top or in the upper right hand of the screen. <p>Just seems like a conflict of interest...but I definitely understand this is a great place to advertise movies to movie geeks! We tend to congregate here (or, at least, come digging for info). </p> <p> And, yeah, I've read your more critical reviews (...and I typically agree with them). However, I sometimes wonder if the ads were purchased before the review (and subsequent your "inside coverage") or after the review is published. </p> <p>Of course, it is your website...your business...and your opinion. For the most part, I agree with the verdict of your reviews at least 90% of the time. This is probably more than any other film critic -- paper, website or television -- which is probably why I pop on this website every day. You're about a decade older than me, but we still have very similar tastes in all things geekery. </p> Besides, your review of STAR TREK was, hands down, the best and most accurate that I have read (regardless of ads, interviews or insider perks)!
Aug. 19, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST
the paper clip commits suicide by choking while masturbating.
Aug. 19, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST
"The overriding theme of the story is the fact that Jason Bateman only gets laid about once every 3 months - and frankly. That's not doing it for him." Jesus fucking Christ, man. My 2nd grade self had better punctuation.
Aug. 19, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST
Repetition can be so repetitive.
Aug. 19, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST
Could you have back pedaled and sucked more ass in trying to weasel your way back into Harry's good graces? Nope. I don't think so. <p>Weasel.
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST
I've been in love with her since Forgetting Sarah Marshall and would very much like to lick her asshole. That's what love is right?
Aug. 19, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST
I don't want to sound like a dick, but I truly don't understand how King of the Hill is supposed to be funny. I like most of Judge's work, but I could not stand KOTH and was amazed it lasted half as long as it did. Seriously, what do people find humorous about it?
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST
Yes, it is. I know the answers. I wrote the book on it.
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST
but you know what they say "to each their own."
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST
Favorite Episode: Kahn goes Hillbilly
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST
Because it is the opposite of Family Guy. Family Guy is a vomit of pop culture references with dispicable, shallow, rediculous, stereotyped characters. KOTH is written, has a plot, and tells a story with characters that are realistic. Sometimes you have to wait 8-10 minutes for the payoff, butr when you get it, it's a lot funnier than doing the Peanute Butter Jelly Dance or seeing a fake Mr. T dancing the macarena.
Aug. 20, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST
I mean, what's with all the sentance fragments. Seriously? "I hadn't really heard any buzz on the quality of the film, but well." That's not even a complete sentance. And this little gem? "only gets laid about once every 3 months - and frankly." Big guy...you either need an editor, or go back to English 101. I love reading, and this takes me right out of it. Everytime!
Aug. 20, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST
Perfect, succinct evaluation. KOTH is a gem.
Aug. 20, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST
I can't believe how many people in this talk back are up in arms that my man Harry has fragmented sentences and misplaced punctuation. You are at Aintitcoolnews people. This is a laid back place for geeks to do our geek thing. If you want perfect grammar, go read the New Yorker. I will stick with this site.
Aug. 20, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST
looks like it..it took me a year to find idiocracy and love it.
Aug. 20, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Chic N Stu
Will be there opening night just for her alone. Like JK says in the trailer OMG!!
Aug. 20, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST
Aug. 20, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
yet fail miserably at the box office. They just can't figure out how to market Judge's movies. Maybe they need to leave all that to Mike. The current ad looks kinda funny, but not "Mike Judge" funny, if that makes sense to anyone.
Aug. 20, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
Harry, god love ya, but you need help composing your reviews. Please, man. Your grammar and style has not improved since day one on Ain't It Cool News. Sorry.
Aug. 20, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
"Extract" is not at all a good title for this flick. Office Space worked, Idiocracy worked, Extract ain't doin' it.
Aug. 20, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST
What are electrolytes? Do you even know? Peggy Hill ruins every episode of king of the hill. even the ones she isnt in.
Aug. 20, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST
i swear, im sick of all of u frackin grammar nazi's..this isnt school or a review of someones screenplay...its essentially a guys personal blog that he allows u to comment on...i doubt the majority of u spell correctly in all the texts im sure u send out every day unless ur really THAT anal....give harry and the rest of us that dont punctuate and the rest of that crap a break....that stuff belongs in school, we're not being graded here...losers.
Aug. 20, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST
needs to be made into a live action movie asap.....john heder is a perfect butthead, right down to the lips and teeth....now finding an actor that looks like beavis would be a feat...anyone else agree ?
Aug. 20, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST
by Star Hump
Funny in Good Will Cunting, Dazed and Confused and some other shit. I like 'ol Ben, but I'm one of the few I guess.
Aug. 20, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST
Once again, Mike Judge has created a great comedy from what should be a crappy premise and crappy characters. He's a magician. The laughs come at a steady pace and the story, inexplicably, draws us in. There were a couple beats that I didn't care for, but overall I really enjoyed this one.
Aug. 21, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST
not having seen Mike Judge's past work theatrically is a badge of shame for a geek. Office Space invented an entire genre of deadpan REALISTIC comedy and influenced everything from The Office and Napoleon Dynamite to Burger King commercials. As a truenote reflection of a segment of American society it's on par with what Cheever did for the quiet desperation of suburbia or NWA did for urban desolation. Idiocracy was biting (and farsighted) satire and has liberally borrowed in Hollywood a la Wall-E. Honestly KOTH is the lowest work that Judge has done. Hope this new movie gets handled decently. How the hell do hacks like Judd Apatow and Brett Ratner get mainstreet pimping while a home-grown American genius like Mike Judge get the shit end of the stick from Hollywood over and over
Aug. 21, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST
I loved Office Space and I think I'll like Extract but KOTH is moronic. This must be a north/south thing. KOTH is clearly written for the NASCAR demographic while Family Guy is clearly written for those who have fucked there sister.
Aug. 21, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST
Yeah, this is a movie geek site, and sure, it's got that laid back quality to it, but, that's no reason not to use basic English skills. That's called laziness. Being laid back doesn't mean you can't at least try to form a complete sentance. Ya dig?
Aug. 22, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST
You should NOT advertise movies on this site! But if you don't claim to be a critic, I guess that's fine.
Aug. 22, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST
Aug. 22, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST
that is one of those times when everything came together magically...like Pulp Fiction or Star Wars...maybe not quite as perfectly but same principle. But based of OS, I would give this a try.
Aug. 23, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST
by Life Proof
Office Space was an influence on the Office? The show was already into production by the time the film was released in the UK...
Aug. 24, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST
<p>But, I love everything Mike Judge does, so I'm there opening day. Well, Goode Family was a little spotty, but whatever. Office Space is probably the best comedy of all time. But I almost like Idiocracy better because of the brilliant premise. I think they nailed the future better than any other sci-fi flick. And so many great quotable lines.</p> <p>King of the Hill was subtle, but consistently good. You sometimes had to rewind the lines in your head before hearing the joke, but it was always worth it.</p>
Aug. 29, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST
Anyone who missed it, didn't miss much. We watched it recently and were stunned at how bad it truly was.
Aug. 29, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST
My youngest boy has made it a tradition for us to sit down and watch the KOTH block on Adult Swim every night I don't work. It's amazing how much he laughs at it and he always looks at me when a particularly funny thing happens with a great big smile, it's awesome. If you can't appreciate the Hank Hill death dream with Cotten Hill hanging from the side of the coffin instead of carrying it and Dale going "It should have been Bill.." then you just don't know what funny is. And I am looking forward to this film and Mila Kunis has always been SO super-fine.
Aug. 29, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST
I was a late comer to Office Space after hearing the typical "Dood you GOTTA SEE IT" for years. I liked it, it was good, though how it achieved such legend is beyond me.
Sept. 2, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
And why the FUCK is he still acting? State Of Play had Crowe, Mirren and McAdams, but Affleck totally loused up a generally compelling thriller. Gone Baby Gone proved he has some directorial chops, so why he still insists on acting is beyond me. What is this, 2002?
Sept. 7, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST
But nowhere near as office space.
Sept. 9, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST
No jokes. Even the Affleck was wasted...
Sept. 10, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST
terrible for this, and for that matter all his movies. Mike Judge gets no respect from the studios he works with. They give him limited releases and crappy marketing, and as a result his movies do poorly in theatres, but end up becoming cult classics on DVD and TV. Fuck you fucking studios!
Sept. 10, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST
It had some really great moments, and maybe 2 or 3 minutes that lulled. But overall, definitly worth seeing. It's a shame it's not doing better than it is.
Sept. 11, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST
I dig Judge's TV shit, but this flick sucked the big one, dudes! I laughed twice the whole damn movie. Glad I didn't pay for it...
Sept. 12, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST
I recently discovered that an old strip mall from the 70's, where I had viewed such classics as Bakshi's LOTR, Wizards, Heavy Metal and Excalibur was still around and the theater was still right where it had been for 30 years. The only other shop on the lower level is a Dojo as well just like it way back when. I really had to resist the urge to yell "sweep the leg" in the door. One of the differences was that they had made all the theaters smaller and now show a lot what I would describe as offbeat mainstream fare. It was also clearly the cool place to work for teens at that area. And by cool I mean it had a very Adventureland vibe. I complimented one kid on his bow-tie that was not a clip-on he had tied himself. I saw this movie the second time because it was with a group of friends that hadn't and I wanted to confirm that it actually was good. It was. There was a good amount of laughter by both audiences and they were both a good cross section of people. Matt Schulze and Affleck were both quite good which is surprising in both cases as I have not been a fan of either. The second viewing only strengthened my perception that this movie was not just funny but good. Best dialog of the film was Jason Batemman's response to Brad telling him that he and his wife were in love.
Sept. 17, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST
although a lot of the laughs take a while to build up, the trailers are inexcusably un-funny. They are shockingly dull, pointless, and ineffective. The movie was funny, I liked it a lot.
Sept. 28, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST
The first sentences of your post are so nostalgic, probably universally so to many on here. Puts me in a nostalgia trance.