It’s a fun treat when directors you admire get hired to direct really cool-looking commercials. Spike Jonze’s fragrance ad featuring an acrobatic Margaret Qualley went viral last year. Neill Blomkamp has a whole series of commercials detailing the exploits of Clive Owen’s mysterious “Driver,” a man hired for his getaway car skills who just so happens to drive a fancy-schmancy BMW. Now, Justin Lin, whom you might know best from the Fast & Furious movies, has joined the fray with a futuristic and yet realistic commercial for a company called Arconic inspired by The Jetsons.
It’s a Christmas miracle, and in late November, at that. Frequent commercial director Wes Anderson has lent his talents to hip clothing retailer H&M for a new, seasonally appropriate ad campaign that doubles as a sweet little short from the celebrated filmmaker. This being a Wes Anderson joint, certain expectations go without saying: the bit is immaculately composed, lots of zippy camera pans, fetishization of travel via train. But the four-minute clip titled “Come Together” arrives as a pleasant surprise all the same, injecting some much-needed Yuletide cheer into a Monday morning.
While the 2013 Oscars commercials weren't as entertaining as say the ones for the Super Bowl, we still got to see a pitch for a gloriously fake new movie called 'Unicorn Apocalypse: Horn of Darkness' from who else but Tim Burton.
Will Ferrell is at it again. Almost a year after his last round of Old Milwaukee commercials - shot and aired only in Davenport, Iowa and Terra Haute, Indiana - Ferrell has premiered a new set of commercials that were shot and will air only in Sweden. It's as bizarre as it sounds.
We don't make a habit here of posting commercials as news. But there is an exception to every rule and said exception is when there's a commercial with 'Expendables 2' star Terry Crews hooked up to electrodes that allow him to control musical instruments with his muscles. Somehow it's even more bizarre and hilarious than it sounds.
Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and - perhaps most notoriously - Zooey Deschanel have all appeared in commercials hawking Siri, the voice command feature on the iPhone. And now they're joined by one of our greatest living directors, Martin Scorsese.
Celebrity personal assistants are surely sweating bullets after seeing Apple's latest Siri ad, in which Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson are seen consulting the monotone oracle on mundane tasks like ordering tomato soup, tracking down organic mushrooms and confirming that the water falling from the sky is indeed rain.
They're the actors you see all the time in movies and the voices you hear all the time in commercials. But who is that voice selling you that product? You know you recognize it - it's that guy from that one thing, right? - but putting the voice to...