Wes Anderson, the director of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, has directed commercials before, and he’s directed train movies before, but he’s never done a Christmas commercial set on a train before. If that’s what you were waiting for, Anderson-heads, then your wish has come true.
Anderson has just released a new, fantastically produced commercial for H&M. Fans of the director are sure to see his recognizable finger prints all over the advertisement, which features star Adrian Brody putting together a last-minute Christmas tree for the few passengers of the “Winter Express.”
The commercial is sure to raise your spirits and get you to the mall asap.
Check out Wes Anderson's last commercial:
Shame: is there a better sales tool?
If you’re not sure people will buy your cellphone, car, or piece of fruit, why not convince them that they’re bad if they don’t? Make them feel embarrassed or stupid. It just works. Shame sells.
That’s what Sodastream, the makers of a sparkling water machine, is doing, and they’re using your favorite show, Game of Thrones, to shame you.
Recreating Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame through King’s Landing, Sodastream enlists the help of Game of Thrones’ Thor Bjornsson (the Mountain) and Hannah Waddingham, who steps back into the role of Septa Unella, bell and all and shames a consumer for buying bottled seltzer at the store, like a real jerk.
Here’s a rundown of this perfectly normal, not crazy at all advertisement:
Like in Game of Thrones, Septa parades a person through the streets shouting “Shame” and ringing her bell. Only instead of shaming this consumer for political espionage and crimes against god, he’s shamed for buying bottled seltzer and crimes against “Mother Earth.” Septa chases the consumer back to the GoT set, where he meets the Mountain, who Mountain-splains the effects of plastic bottles on and the bounties of the environment, like peanuts! Then, back in his trailer, the Mountain sees the actress Hannah Waddingham taking off her Septa costume and is taken by her beauty. All in all, great commercial for a seltzermaker thingy.
Anyway, we should all be very ashamed of ourselves for even considering buying bottled seltzer over a Sodastream because peanuts.
Based on their YouTube page, it looks like this is just the beingging of a whole sorted love affair between Septa and the Mountain, so get ready to feel weird for a while.
Enjoy this insane commercial!
Microsoft tries too hard--yet again--in their new Surface Pro 4 ad geared ENTIRELY toward Hipster Millennials. The singing narrator wears a fedora and points out all the ways a Hipster Surface user can be productive. Mostly yawn-inducing, the one highlight is the inexplicably NIGHTMARE-INDUCING "hat for your cat" visual near the beginning:
We don't know what the hell you were thinking, Microsoft, but we want to see MORE of nightmare cat.
This commercial features all kinds of families and reminds us that Valentine's Day can be about celebrating family love too.
It has candid video of different kinds of people, some adopted, some LGBT coming out to their parents and finding acceptance. All of them lucky enough to be surrounded by people who love them. Who knew graham crackers could be so touching? Just don't watch this in public, it might make you cry.
Not us, though. We're fine over here, it's just really dusty.
Geico's omniscient presence on just about every scrap of markable media has turned into a leviathan, swallowing up attention spans and indoctrinating us living, free beings with the ever present possibility that we could save more money on car insurance.
Cavemen, ducks, lizards, dogs, camels, chickens, men, women, everything has been used to pass off some small thrifty message across seemingly every streaming show, every magazine page and every banner ad.
30 Rock discussed it five freaking years ago:
But that was even before the five second ads in front of YouTube videos or the camels exhausted by rubes screaming about hump day.
So, some devious bastard thought it would be a great idea to smash all of the commercials on the same video, probably just to see at what point the average person's eyes start to bleed.
Magnalux Pictures offered up their lovingly titled "Every F*cking Geico Ad Played at Once" for you're viewing pleasure, saying:
Finally, you can see every last f*cking Geico ad played at the same time, because our digital adspace wasn't bombarded enough by these things already.
We've known for a bit that iconic singer Mariah Carey would be the new spokeswoman for free-to-play mobile game Game of War: Fire Age.
Well, TMZ got ahold of the commercial and now you can see medieval warriors call in help via smartphone, hear about a 'hero coming along' a few times and try to catch a few seconds of Mariah wielding a flaming crossbow.
Of course, the multi-platinum singer is taking over for Kate Upton. You know you know her. Here's another look at her 2015 Super Bowl commercial if you need/would like a reminder.
We're not sure if this game is any good. All the b00bs they throw at us hasn't left us wanting to actually try it. Someone must be, we can't imagine these ladies consider their time to be cheap.
Have you played this celebrity-led, silly-looking game?
Fast food restaurants have really figured out how to get on the news cycle lately — namely through doing weird stuff that makes no sense.
Not six months ago, Darrell Hammond resurrected the corporate mascot of Colonel Sanders to sling fried chicken at a hungry America. And now, for a reason that is very unclear, fellow Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald is stepping into the three-piece suit to replace him.
KFC Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hochman explained it
For the first ads, we rebooted things that made Kentucky Fried Chicken the most favorite chicken brand in the world. We brought back the Colonel's iconic office, his white stretch limo, and the children's mandolin band he outfitted with instruments and white Colonel Suits to create authentic Kentucky bluegrass music. And the new set of ads are more of that same homage to the things that made Kentucky Fried Chicken such an important part of American families.
This is pretty dumb. But we can't bring ourselves close enough to care about any part of it.
Just like McDonald's idiotic revamp of the Hamburglar.
Remember that? It doesn't matter.
Remember the puppy and Clydesdale duo that made you cry last Super Bowl?
Well they are back, and you're going to have the feels all over again.
In Budweiser's new ad, "Lost Dog," the little guy gets loose and faces both inclement weather and some vicious wolves. Fortunately his much larger friends come to the rescue.
GoDaddy.com also had a lost puppy ad that it was intending to air this Sunday at the big game, but it's not quite as heartwarming and upset a lot of people on Twitter.
GoDaddy's CEO ultimately decided against showing it after the public outcry.
Never before has a soda commercial made you feel so many things all at once.
In this new ad for Dr. Pepper, a lonely stray mop dog is wandering the streets looking for a friend.
He finds one in a compassionate delivery truck driver, but will he keep him?
You’ll have to watch to find out.