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Topic: Movies

Kevin Smith's New Movie Was Inspired by This Insane Ad Seeking a Part-Time Walrus

Classified offered free housing

Hollywood movies aren't usually based on prank ads, but Kevin Smith's latest proudly is. The comedy-horror hybrid, titled Tusk, is about a crazy person (played by Michael Parks) who wants to…

Meet the Adman Who Really, Really Likes Laughing at Adolf Hitler

W+K's Jim Riswold on disarming the hatred

Anyone who knows Jim Riswold knows he has a bit of a Hitler obsession—or more specifically, an obsession with making the Nazi leader look stupid through art. Speaking to Vice…

Vice’s Campaign of Media Domination Now Extends to Feature Film

Hopes 'All This Mayhem' attracts millennials, VOD dollars

While clean-cut skateboarder Tony Hawk was becoming a household name for completing the first 900-degree aerial spin, Australian rebels Tas and Ben Pappas were tearing up the skateboarding scene with…

Outdoor Ad Makes People Think They're About to Be Destroyed by a Tornado

Mayhem comes to Sydney

You're trudging down a busy sidewalk, minding your own business, when suddenly the sky is torn apart by lightning, cars and lampposts are hurled across the street by the wind,…

Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment?

Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement

Decades after E.T., brand mentions still feel awkward

Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since…

Sean Astin Is Back (Again) as Rudy in ESPN's Excellent College Playoff Promo

He also had a cameo in this year's Super Bowl

A college championship that's both national and rational has long been the dream of American football fans. In fact, Rudy dreamed up the solution 40 years ago, according to this…

Earth to Echo Swings From E.T.'s Basket Even Harder in Bike Promo

It's like 1982 again ... but with NBA stars

Just in case the trailer for Earth to Echo didn't immediately make you think back to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, this bike-filled promo will leave you with no doubt that the…

In an Internet Full of Minimalist Movie Posters, These Are Pretty Darn Cool

The essence of each film in one image

The strangely named Calm The Ham design studio ("it’s just another way to say relax, cool your jets, chill the beans, etc.") just came out with a run of minimalist…

FX Pulls Disturbing Eye-Worm Billboards for The Strain

They weren't exactly a hit with parents

The worm has been turned away. Billboards for FX's The Strain, with creepy critters crawling out of (or perhaps boring into?) human eyeballs, are apparently too much for some folks to…

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