If you clicked play on the video above and shut your eyes, you would hear the voice of a man discussing how it felt to become a father via adoption, and a certain happiness might wash over you. “What a nice story,” you’d think. “Isn’t becoming responsible for a life an unparalleled human act?”
The folks at Flavorwire called it “a raw, merciless portrait of human hunger.” The Daily Mail called it “cringey.” But I call it foreshadowing. If I’d been a Sydney resident in the mid 90s and seen Cate Blanchett appear on my TV screen asking a 3,000-year-old Australian genie for a magical carton of Tim Tams, I’d have…
Yes, the video you see before you is indeed one of those devastating ASPCA commercials. And now you’re tempting to press play, aren’t you? I know, I know — I’m cruel.
God, modern feminism is just so commercialized, isn’t it? In Kate Spade’s new mini-movie, we have Anna Kendrick dining solo at the Russian Tea Room in New York, where she runs into (drumroll please) Gloria Steinem.
There are lots of recommendable things about Vote Audrey, a short film directed by Lena Dunham to promote fashion designer Rachel Antonoff’s collaboration with & Other Stories. It’s bright, it’s bubbly, it features our very own Collier Meyerson. The story of a young politico (Zoe Kazan) who, despite discouragement,…
If you've not already wasted all of your capitalist tears on Apple's sentimental sob-fest of a commercial, worry not. Stella Artois has got you covered four times over.
What War on Christmas? If you live in Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's home, it's the best holiday of the year (to buy Samsung). This commercial includes Kristen Bell rocking a onesie while very pregnant, a state that Shepard told Us Weekly was "like sleeping next to a giant wounded elk who's been hit by a semi and…
"In the age of knowing what you're made of, there's no room for erectile dysfunction," says Viagra, who claims that their most recent batch of commercials show men "engaging in daily activities without letting anything get in their way." Right: they don't let anything get in their way of BEING HOT.
There is no way I am prepared to cry over a damn Budweiser commercial, unless it's one of those elaborate ones that feature puppies and horses during the Super Bowl. Then all bets are off. But on a regular day of the year? HOW DARE THEY MAKE ME HAVE EMOTIONS.
We all know that our favorite celebrities (not Kim Kardashian) had an uphill battle to get where they are today. And your probably know that many of them did some pretty crappy commercials before they were star. But have you ever seen a compilation of all of these commercials, running one after another, to provide you…
This week, Netflix debuted a new commercial which doubles as an ode to the television binge watching superfan.
It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. And…
"Boots and pants and boots and pants." "Shopping!" Could this awful local commercial for East Hills Mall in Missouri be for real? My editors said no, so I called to find out. Spoiler alert: It's real and it. is. glorious. Watch first, read later.
Katniss is alive and well and coming to your movie screens this holiday season. But before you can see the movie, Lionsgate is going to tease you until you burst with beautiful promos featuring everyone from Alex Minsky as a worker from the lumber district (not in movie) to Julianne Moore as President Coin. Let the…
Know this up front: This is an ad. But it's so fun, so awesome, so cleverly done and amazingly produced, the nanoseconds of product placement at the end are totally worth it.
It is a dark, dark day in the United Kingdom. Tom Hiddleston's sexy Jaguar ad which featured a spine-tingling Shakespeare recital was forever banished from their airwaves.
This commercial for Indian telecommunications service MTS is one of the strangest, most terrifyingly delightful things I think I have ever seen. India's take on the CGI baby is currently the most viral ad ever in the country, and it's not hard to see why.
Fashion label Paisley has released a new commercial titled 'Hide,' (or for some reason in this video, 'The Most Coolest Burqa Commercial Paisley Hide') in which a very well-dressed man dons a burqa to presumably avoid being macked on (and having his suit drooled over) by the ladies.
"I love Sam. Sam knows how to take care of a woman," a lady in a classroom (?) stage-whispers to a lady who appears to be a total stranger. Sam is not a man. Sam is a pad for soaking up urine.
There are plenty of ads out there that are so offensive they've prompted consumers to loudly declare they will never again buy from the company shilling said product. But we hear of far fewer that have actually gotten people to take out their wallets and start buying.