Ladies (and maybe gents), make this the only video you watch today (hell, watch it 10 times even!) because you won’t regret it.
Starring in a new H&M ad directed by Guy Ritchie, soccer star David Beckham is seen running half-naked around a Los Angeles neighbourhood while only in his boxer briefs and a pair of slippers.
Yes, this is slightly an objectification of Beckham’s body. But if he has no problem with showing off his goods, then THAT’S COMPLETELY FINE WITH ME. In fact, if there were more videos like this, I think the world would be a happier place.
Watch the video here:
These bros have a very difficult task ahead of them. After a string of amazing roommates from their own bro family, they’re left with no single dudes to live with. Everyone has abandoned them for the world of matrimony and fatherhood. Boohoo.
The two guys posted an ad on Craigslist for a new roommate. They want to assimilate a new bro into their existing bro community — but not just any random bro. They’re looking for a renaissance bro who is well-educated and has a steady job, but is not above making dildo jokes and discussing the intricacies of BLTs.
If you know anyone who’s interested, please help these guys with their serious request. We have some suggestions after the jump.
Phil Dunphy, of the school of Phil’s-ophy
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I’m not sure if this company is trolling us, but I must say that this ad is TERRIBLE. Featuring a creepy Gorilla, bad dancing and REALLY, REALLY fake graphics, I’m not sure if this is the place to buy souvlaki.
There are a few things I can tell you after watching the One Direction promo for the VMAs. Most notable, is that it’s pretty darn cheesy, but cheesy in a good way. For one thing, a good portion of the ad is shot in slow motion, which allows your lingering gaze to settle on Harry’s messy-chic hair or consider Niall’s generally playful nature (jumping on Liam’s back, mock-punching Louis).
Then we get individual shots of each of them looking dashing enough to distract your eyes from the random, animated background behind them. The script isn’t all that engaging, but we’re like “kay whatever” because we’re not really watching for the script right?
One Direction will perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs on Sept. 6.
Which guy is your fave?
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We’re going crazy for this “Make It Count” video in the andPOP office. Yes, it’s a Nike ad but the cheesy mix of inspirational quotes, scenic landscapes and the “you can do anything you set your mind to” mentality makes us want to shoot a dart at a map, don a fedora and become travelling nomads. The whole video was shot in 10 days with just two people. It’s insane how much ground they cover in the short time frame, especially considering how often they must’ve been flying from country to country.
In case you haven’t heard, Google Glasses are the new big thing. They’re essentially wearable smartphones, because apparently it’s too hard to carry one in your pocket. The glasses can help you navigate to a new cafe, enable a video call with a friend or allow you to take a photo — just by a simple command.
Oh and here’s what different celebrities would look like wearing Google Glasses:
I have to admit that Google Glasses look pretty epic, but one thing I wondered about was whether they’d be a distraction while walking down the street. We get distracted enough looking at our cell phones, what if parts of our vision were actually blocked by an app?
With that in mind, here’s the parody that Google never wanted you to see.
One of the many themes in The Hunger Games is our extreme obsession with sadistic reality television programs. We love watching when marriages fall apart, a bratty desperado doesn’t get a rose or when someone gets voted off the island. In The Hunger Games arena, contestants fight to the the death and the prize is that you get to live.
Luckily, Suzanne Collins’ reality show idea isn’t real (yet), but if it ever does happen, I think this Coca Cola sponsorship commercial is pretty spot on. The director, Adam Sacks, imagines what an ad would look like by Coca Cola if they sponsored the show.
Give it time everyone… It will happen.
Wes Anderson’s new creative (and probably lucrative) outlet is to direct Hyundai car commercials. And they’re actually pretty good. Not that we would expect anything less from the indie filmmaker, but generally I find commercials are interchangeable with “bathroom breaks.” These are more than watchable.
The two ads, for Hyundai Azera SUV, premiered at the Oscars and have a recognizable Anderson feel. Little did I know that Anderson has directed commercials in the past, including one for Stella Artois beer, AT&T and American Express.
Anderson’s new movie Moonrise Kingdom, with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman will be out in late May.
Talk to My Car
By now we’re accustomed to PETA’s “shock tactics” but they kind of ruin their message this time by comparing veganism to domestic abuse. This PSA-style ad stars a woman who suffers from a broken neck after her vegan boyfriend slams her head into the wall during sex. Apparently all the wheatgrass shots and salad turned him into a tantric porn star. He’s so good in bed that he injures his girlfriend.
We get that it’s supposed to be a funny take on how to go vegan safely but it comes off as counter-productive and offensive. What do you think?
After pulling the plug on a Marc Jacob’s perfume ad featuring young actress Dakota Fanning, the British Advertising Standards Authority is also yanking a Miu Miu ad starring Academy Award nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld.
Apprently the ad is “too irresponsible”, according to The Guardian. Sure, there are a ton of ads on billboards and magazines promoting sex, drugs and anorexia. But for Pete’s sake, it’s just a pretty girl reflecting by the train tracks!
The ASA claim the clothing ad is “irresponsible and in breach of the Code in showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation.” Once again, people are taking things way too literally. Sure, train tracks aren’t the best place to go and have a cry, but in the “fashion world”, there’s never a proper place to go sulk, is there?
Of all the ads we’re bombarded with constantly in the media, this Miu Miu one is far less harmful than the ASA makes it out to be. Sit and think about it for a second. Just maybe not real any tracks.
According to Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, the above ad for Marc Jacob’s perfume featuring Dakota Fanning is deemed too sexually explicit. The Gossip Cop reports the ad has been banned in magazines and billboards.
The young actress is dressed like Lolita, posing with a gigantic bottle of Lola by Marc Jacobs perfume between her legs.
The organization issued a statement saying: “We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality. Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualise a child.”
The Brits are taking things a little too seriously here. Dakota’s dress isn’t that show to begin with. Also, it’s not like she’s doing anything dirty with the bottle. It’s just sitting there on her lap like it were a cat or laptop. For a young star, Dakota’s been taking good care of herself, meaning she hasn’t gone down the Lindsay Lohan path, but I don’t think she ever will.
This is all just a case of Brittain’s Got
Talent to Chill.
The ad clearly shows the newly minted star Ashton Kutcher, and based on the expression of his co-star Jon Cryer, he seems well hung. Or perhaps the expression is because he has nothing at all?
This ad campaign is the show’s attempt to maintain its edgy appeal, while still maintaining its family “sensibilities.”
Anyways, we continue to wait with anticipation if the show will continue its strong track record, or if Charlie Sheen leaving is its ultimate demise.
Google has teamed up with Justin Bieber to launch the new Chrome browser. The ad is pretty cool as it shows how the Internet and social networking gave rise to the pop star.
It’s also a pretty smart move by Google considering Bieber will share the ad with his millions of fans following him on Twitter and Facebook. Well played for Google and the Bieber.
What do you think of the ad?
The Two and a Half Men star was arrested on Christmas Day on charges that included felony menacing and domestic violence.
Sheen denies these allegations, however, according to AccessHollywood.com, had no comment.
A not-so-pretty mugshot of Lindsay Lohan is seen in an advertisement attacking devices that measure drivers’ blood-alcohol level before their vehicle can start. As paid by the American Beverage Institute, a trade group that supports the alcohol industry, the full-page black-and-white ad can be seen in USA Today. Above Lohan’s mugshot from her July 24, 2007 DUI arrest, the ad reads “Ignition interlocks are a good idea for” and above photos of people drinking the ad reads “But a bad idea for us.”
“The reason we used Lohan is because she’s had multiple DUIs (driving under the influence] that have been high-profile,” said Sarah Longwell, managing director of the American Beverage Institute. “We needed to create the distinction for the public what someone with multiple DUIs looked like, versus a low-blood-alcohol-level first-time offender.”