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Latest Horror-Movie Ad Prank, With a Screaming Devil Baby, Is Completely Messed Up Thinkmodo strikes again

Here's one baby that no one's expecting. "Devil Baby Attack," a rather mean-spirited if grimly hilarious marketing stunt for the upcoming horror film Devil's Due, shows what happens when well-meaning…

January 14, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

Netflix Revels in the Clichés in DDB's Amusing 'Pep Talk' Ad Vaguely inspiring stuff!

You guys remember that blog post about that ad that did a familiar thing in a fresh way? When a creative team took a clichéd trope and offered a meta…

January 7, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

Studio Prints a Single Tweet in Full-Page New York Times Ad for Inside Llewyn Davis But not the whole tweet

The media revolution has come full circle. To promote Inside Llewyn Davis as Hollywood awards season ramps up, CBS Films paid The New York Times a lot of money to run…

January 6, 2014, 12:15 PM EST

Harrison Ford Returns to Advertising With an Homage to Great Movie Moments Sky Movies promo caps a busy year for Hollywood veteran

Infrequent ad star Harrison Ford, whom we last saw codgering his way through a game of Uncharted 3, has made his commercial comeback in a new spot for British subscription…

January 2, 2014, 1:17 PM EST

Short Film Tells a Teenager's Story Through His Computer Screen Shots Noah's virtual hell

What we've got in Noah, a 17-minute film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, is a riveting take on our failure to communicate despite Facebook, Skype…

December 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

Viral Filmmaker Gets $25,000 to Promote a New Movie and Instead Spends It All on Typhoon Recovery Walter Mitty promo budget buys 10,000 meals in Philippines

If you had a modest budget of $25,000 to create a promotional clip for a feature film, how would you spend it? Unless you're viral video director Casey Neistat, it…

December 19, 2013, 9:22 AM EST

TNT Scares Up Big Business With Mob City Acura, DirecTV, Sony Pictures are marquee sponsors

The ratings for the first installment of Frank Darabont’s new TNT serial Mob City aren’t due for another 48 hours, but the stylish exercise in L.A. noir is already a…

December 3, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

Star Wars Launches Its Instagram Feed With the Best Selfie Ever Up next: food shots of blue milk and bantha steak

Star Wars has made its official debut on Instagram with one of the most stellar selfies of all time. In one of the brand's first shots on the photo-sharing site,…

December 3, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors an Actual Local News Broadcast in Bismarck, N.D. Anchorman 2 crosses over

The Ron Burgundy blitz continues. Now, instead of congratulating movie stars on landing porny roles or hawking Dodge Durangos, Will Ferrell is making your wildest dreams come true by co-hosting,…

December 2, 2013, 5:18 AM EST

Magneto Killed JFK, Says Creepy Campaign for the Next X-Men Movie A new conspiracy

Here's an inspired (if morbid) bit of viral movie marketing: Marvel has created a site called TheBentBullet.com that chronicles supervillain Magneto's role in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Flipping the "magic…

November 26, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

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