Football player Tim Tebow delivers a baby, saves puppies from a burning building, captures Big Foot, rocks onstage, and rides a bull in T-Mobile’s two Super Bowl ads. He’s doing all these things, of course, because as a free agent, he doesn’t have a contract to bring him down. T-Mobile is promoting their contract-free agreements now, which explains the choice to have Tebow star in the ads. Watch the clips below: READ FULL STORY
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Advertisers know what Super Bowl fans are really looking forward to this Sunday: Ads sending up popular movies from 1999.
That’s the only way to explain Kia’s The Matrix-inspired Super Bowl spot, which — like many others — was released prior to Sunday’s big game. The ad features Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, re-creating his iconic “red pill or blue pill” speech. Upside: Does this mean the 2029 Super Bowl will feature ads from cast-off Hunger Games tributes shouting “I volunteer!” for some kind of car/alcohol/domain hosting site?
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James Franco discusses Super Bowl commercial, Broadway debut, and... his Dennis Rodman connection? -- VIDEO
Everyone knows James Franco is a busy man. Upcoming projects include the Broadway play Of Mice and Men, the comedy The Interview with Seth Rogen, and Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman, among others. And come Sunday, he’ll be able to add yet another line to his resume: Super Bowl commercial star.
Franco – along with comedian Rob Riggle – will be featured in a spot for the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The ad features Franco in the last 60 seconds of the spot, doubling the excitement and energy of Riggle’s first segment. “Rob will be playing himself in part of it, and then I’ll be playing a version of Rob in the other part,” Franco explained to EW. “Super Bowl commercials are almost like little movies nowadays. …In the ad, a lot of the little things in Rob’s portion will have doubles in my portion, but everything will be much grander. He has a chihuahua, I have a Bengal tiger.”
Check out a tease of Franco and the tiger below:
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Love sweet, sweet advertising but hate having to sit through boring old football to get to it? You’re in luck, my friend! In advance of Sunday’s big game, Super Bowl commercials keep trickling out online — including, now, Ellen DeGeneres’s fairy-tale-themed spot for Beats Music, which the comedian debuted on her talk show yesterday.
In the ad, DeGeneres plays a music-loving Goldilocks type who sneaks into the Three Bears’ chic urban apartment. Instead of sampling their porridge or rocking in their chairs, she elects to rock out to Mama, Papa, and Cool Teen Bear’s music — though each one she tries is just a little bit off. (Just go with it.) But when Ellen discovers the smooth sounds of Beats, she’s found an app that’s just right for her — which leads to a wild dance party the likes of which haven’t been seen since “What Does the Fox Say?” (or Shrek‘s DVD extras).
And then, after premiering the clip, DeGeneres gives everyone in her audience a new smartphone, just ’cause. Happily ever after indeed!
Puppy Bowl fans, the Super Bowl ad catering to you has arrived.
Budweiser has released a full-length version of its big Super Bowl commercial playing during Sunday’s game, and it’s a follow-up to last year’s popular Clydesdale horse segment — only this time, they’ve added a puppy.
As every Fox & the Hound fan knows, animals being best friends is always a winning formula, so it’s no surprise people are already obsessed with the Homeward Bound-esque tale. Check out a horse and puppy becoming BFFs below, and ponder how the ad somehow encapsulates love, and America, and friendship, and family. And now somehow I want a beer? Don Draper would be proud. Watch below: READ FULL STORY
John “The Milkman” Stamos, Dave “The Paperboy” Coulier, and Bob “The Evening TV” Saget aren’t just former Full House castmates — by all appearances, they’re also legitimately close pals who were truly thrilled to reunite for a 30-second yogurt commercial. Evidence: Yesterday, the trio had a bromantic night out on the town in New York City…
“We have developed an algorithm to make the ultimate commercial for your big American football festival,” a man with a thick German accent says in the beginning of Volkswagen’s Super Bowl commercial. “Let’s watch.” What follows is a typical car commercial gone wrong. It starts with Carmen Electra writhing her body against a shiny black Volkswagen car surrounded by… babies? And a man twitching his pecs? And a giant sculpture of a rooster? Electra bumps the car with her backside a little too enthusiastically, setting off its alarm. Chaos ensues. This may not convince you to go out and buy a Volkswagen right away, but its kookiness may entertain you for a minute. Watch the clip below:
The following ad might as well be a Jerry Springer joint — because Fox has decided it’s too hot for TV.
Well, sort of. Though the clip features Scarlett shimmying out of a bathrobe and seductively sipping to a “bow-chicka-wow-wooow” bassline, that’s not what reportedly raised the network’s hackles. (Compared to the antics on, say, a GoDaddy Super Bowl spot or Fox’s own Temptation Island, ScarJo’s sultriness seems downright tame.) Instead, SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum tells USA Today that Fox declined to air this version of the commercial because of Johansson’s closing line: “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.”
James Franco and Seth Rogen have some competition in the form of Shannon Sharpe and Nick Mangold. The two football players also spoofed Kanye’s now-infamous “Bound 2” music video in Pepsi’s Grammys commercial promoting the Super Bowl halftime show. In the commercial, football players ask why the forever-long Grammys don’t get a halftime show and then take it upon themselves to provide one. Deion Sanders breaks into autotuned song, Terry Bradshaw gives a boot-stompin’ number, and Mike Ditka rides a football-shaped wrecking ball. Maybe a halftime show performed by football stars isn’t a bad idea after all. Check out the commercial below: READ FULL STORY
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