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Posters promote films' product placements

The A2591 blog has posted a handful of movie posters redesigned to mostly just show the films' product-placement sponsors. They're stylish and no-frills and will make you feel smart and…

October 16, 2008, 10:04 AM EDT

Shield your eyes from these 'Porno' posters

First, the MPAA tried to slap Zach and Miri Make a Porno with a NC-17 rating, but Kevin Smith appealed and talked them into an R. Then, the MPAA gunned…

October 16, 2008, 8:06 AM EDT

Is DirecTV's 'Poltergeist' spot in bad taste?

DirecTV's been celebrating memorable movies and TV shows in its ads for more than a year, getting Sigourney Weaver, Charlie Sheen, Pam Anderson and others to reprise classic roles…

October 13, 2008, 4:28 PM EDT

Get lost in Australia, say Baz Luhrmann ads

The new Baz Luhrmann-directed Australia tourism ads (one above, another here) might not connect too well with an American audience. Having a naked preteen dump silt all over you in…

October 8, 2008, 8:54 AM EDT

What other movies do they know by heart?

Good thing the two nerds in this Diet Coke ad spent countless lonely nights memorizing Casablanca, because it finally paid off. (They must have both gone to one of the…

October 7, 2008, 8:27 AM EDT

Jack White, Alicia Keys try out James Bond

The new James Bond flick has been sparking heated debate since the day its name was announced. That's probably because the title Quantum of Solace was thought up at the…

October 6, 2008, 12:25 PM EDT

When Hollywood actors were paid to smoke

People who rail against product placement and subliminal advertising in movies today might take some cold comfort in knowing that such practices were just as insidious 50 years ago. New…

September 30, 2008, 7:30 AM EDT

Smith goes bare-bones with 'Porno' poster

With his marginal reference to oral sex shot down by the MPAA, Kevin Smith has finally found a movie poster that won't offend the snowflake-pure audiences innocently heading in to…

September 15, 2008, 11:09 AM EDT

Get Moore for less with free film download

Michael Moore has announced that his next film, Slacker Uprising, will be released as a free online download through Brave New Films. The film documents Moore's 62-city tour during the…

September 10, 2008, 11:27 PM EDT

'Zack and Miri' can't get ahead with MPAA

The MPAA giveth, and the MPAA taketh away. Recently, director Kevin Smith successfully appealed the NC-17 rating for his new comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But a short…

September 4, 2008, 8:16 AM EDT

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