Two Spocks face off. Leonard Nimoy is understated as always with a dark streak. Zachary Quinto is Zachary Quinto. The spot's a touch long but it has a funny ending, if you discount the unnecessary button at the end.
Iggy Pop is hilarious and rules the world. So does Fat Possum records. For hardcore music geeks like me, you had me at "new Stooges album," especially since the last one came out 40 years ago. But for the rest of the music masses, I can think of no better way than this. Props to both rock star and record label for having a sense of humor, too.
Because for some reason the whole world still likes Tiger Woods, despite his philandering ways, so he and and Arnold Palmer face off with a team of thugs who attempt to steal their PGA trophies. Surprise, there's another badass in town who joins them unleashing an impressive can of I can-do-the-splits-whoop-ass. Wow, for a moment there I almost thought that golf-games were exciting.
So many layers of borrowed interest here, I'm not even sure what they're selling. Who are they trying to appeal to? Baby-boomers? Fans of Project Runway? Dustin Hoffman aficionados? Cougar-hunters? Jailbait-chasers? People who like Bourbon? All of the above? I recognize one thing here, the old "sex sells fast food". This is how I know it's a Carl's Jr / Hardee's commercial, because a celebrity lady is writhing while biting burgers in it. They're the Playboy of burger-joints. It's like they're fulfilling rule 34 for people who have a burger fetish.
Just like the patty melt the burger regenerates after every bite. Carl's JR could feed the world.
Bringing celebs back from the dead is nothing new, Audrey starred in a gap ad in 2006, while Fred Astaire danced in the ceiling with Dirt Devil in 1997. Bob Monkhouse came back to tell us about prostate cancer which was creepy yet poignant, while Orville Redenbacher came back to tell us about popcorn and that was just creepy.
First aired during the Oscar broadcast, as part of an ongoing story about the Unicorn Apocalypse game developers. In this one Tim Burton visits to pitch his idea on how to turn this into a movie about zombie unicorns. That is until it gets too weird even for him.
TV's beloved outdoorsman, Bear Grylls, appears here in "the first ever"* flight safety video that's been filmed outside, in the glorious NZ countryside, to be specific.
But wait, there's more. There's a sweepstakes.
Carefully watch “The Bear Essentials of Safety”, then enter for a chance to win The Great Kiwi Bucket List: a trip for two from anywhere in the world to New Zealand. To enter, count how many scenes the Moa (the giant black bird) appears in before his true character is 'revealed'. Trip includes kayaking at Cathedral Cove, bungee jumps at Skipper Canyon, swimming with dolphins in Doubtful Sound, watching the first world's first sunrise of a new day at Wainui Beach and more.
"We need dip jokes." he he he. Nice Andy Richter cameo, too.
This spot only aired in Sherman, Texas, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Glendive, Montana, and the Internet.
It reminds me of the GoDaddy spot. I want to believe they had advanced knowledge of the GoDaddy spot and spoofed it. I really hope so.
Willem Dafoe makes a short appearance in this super bowl ad at the end, and steals the entire show. Of course he does, when he is the devil himself.
Sure, Kate Upton is in the ad too, but she's actually dressed and her manicure isn't even half as good as Willem Dafoe's.
There was a reason
Penny, Kaley Cuoco was revealed last week... Priceline wanted to kill William Shatner... as their spokesperson.
BBH London and Tim Godsall of Biscuit Filmworks bring us "Own the Weekend" from the Guardian and Observer. A three minute long dead-pan, complete with an aging Hugh Grant very serious intro™, and several explosions declaring "owned".
Yes, since the weekend just isn't a weekend without the Saturday Guardian and the Observer, they've trademarked the weekend. They now own the weekend. The whole weekend. All 48 hours of it. Owned, guys. Owned.
In this ad, the hashtagged #ownedweekend word makes sense, because as with everything else, they are having a laugh. You can't mock silly marketing gimmicks without embracing the hell out of them.
Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey picked Romeo Beckham to star alongside Edie Campbell and Charlie France in the new global advertising campaign. Romeo might have the goblin teeth of a ten year old who hasn't quite grown into his face yet, but Bailey says he was a joy to work with and he 'stole the show'. Which is the real reason they've cast a ten year old in the ad, to get a ride on the name of Beckham. Lets face it, he ain't no Felix Howard kissing Madonna.
JCPenney's Christmas / Elves / Diner - Ellen DeGeneres ticks off One Million Moms who call for boycott
Ellen DeGeneres tells accidental short jokes to Elves with "no small feat" and "well, it's a big deal.." but that's not why One Million Moms wants this boycotted, even though jokes that bad should be boycotted. It's because Ellen is as gay as the day is long, and in a long lasting commitment that has lead to marriage, complete with awesome dresses. I think they might be a tad jealous.
“Since April, JC Penney’s has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now. A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.”
Since their 2009 nude body paint safety video called "Nothing To Hide" Air New Zealand has been having fun with their safety vids. This time they partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit video. Even Sir Peter Jackson is in it. Never shy of cheeky innuendo, blowing on the mouthpiece is now an official pick-up line.
It's not all random, if you visit HobbitMovie on Air New Zealand's site, you can find and unlock the Elvish code for a chance to win one of six passes to the World Premiere Screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in New Zealand on the 28th of November 2012.
A showdown between New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Harry Styles from One Direction over the last can of Pepsi. To end the dispute, Harry Styles offers Drew Brees a place in the band in exchange for the Pepsi. Oh dear me, what a bad idea.
It's not a journey... every journey ends but we go on. But wherever I go, there you are. Brad Pitt seems as distracted as this monologue is. Points for pretentious lighting! We'll have it flickr and move, it'll add "drama"....
Anyone else want to tie him down and force-shave that hair off?
Snoop is no stranger to shilling a song or his likeness for a buck. He wrote love/lust songs to Sookie in True Blood, he's been Lee Iacocca 's golf buddy for Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and appeared everywhere, from the Star wars Cantina to falling through ceilings for XM Satellite radio over ten years ago. But now he's shilling hot pockets and I dunno. *tap taps on glass* Hmm. I think my irony-meter just died. Needle won't move from top spot.
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