Category Archive: Lifestyle

Jul
17

New Term – Drop This into Your Erudite Film Conversations Today!

I’m not sure that this technique has an official term (if so, please alert me), but I’d like to put this on public record, just in case: CONSENSUS BY MONTAGE: When a filmmaker, primarily documentary, seeks to emphasize that the impression of a thing or event isn’t just the opinion of one person by cutting …

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Jul
13

Scott Eastwood Cools Down While Heating Things Up for Davidoff [Paid Video]

“What makes the ocean makes the man,” says Scott Eastwood in this paid video for Davidoff Cool Water (I could be wrong, but the product’s probably not a beverage). And judging by the visuals here, it also makes most women, a quite a few men, feel that certain, special feeling in that certain, special place. …

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Mar
08

Sponsored Video: Heineken’s THE CANDIDATE Throws Job Interviewees Some Curves

Hoo-boy, hidden-camera comedy. I admit my relationship with the genre is at best ambiguous: I’ll laugh, but not always with a clear conscience. Tom Green harassing innocent bystanders in a giant, inflatable ball can be funny, but mostly because it’s Green who bears the brunt of the ensuing abuse. David Letterman deploying an army of …

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Dec
26

James Franco Gets Friendly (Maybe TOO Friendly) with the Samsung Galaxy Camera [Sponsored Video]

Truth be told, we have some questions about how closely the sponsored video below adheres to documentary truth. That James Franco would throw a party and spend all of the time hiding behind a Samsung Galaxy Camera? No, don’t wash with us, he seems more outgoing than that. That once he got his mitts on …

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Aug
17

PARANORMAN Directors Sam Fell & Chris Butler

Dolby Stereo is Just Lost on Some People: A boy contends with supernatural phenomena in PARANORMAN.

Oregon’s Laika stop-motion studio is kind-of making a name for itself as the go-to guys for family-friendly fantasies that mix the scary and the funny in perfect proportion. In their latest, PARANORMAN, a young boy with gift for seeing the various and sundry spirits that are haunting his small, New England town is saddled with …

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Mar
22

Skittles Urges You to Question Authority (Sponsored Video)

Skittles concludes its survey of the damnable teen years with the most painful revelation of all: That those we relied upon to guide us through the rocky shoals of life, those we presumed would provide us the tools by which we’d eventually make our own way to adulthood, were consumed by weakness and self-interest, and …

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Mar
20

Skittles Explores the Perils of Reckless Love (Sponsored Video)

Daring to go where no delicious, candy-coated fruit chew has gone before, Skittles is continuing its survey of the pernicious ecosystem that is modern adolescence. In the sponsored video below, they take a look at first infatuation, that inexplicable yet overwhelming desire to be near another, no matter what the cost. Who can blame these …

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Mar
15

Skittles Knows That the Cute Girls Want You Only for the Candy in Your Belly (Sponsored Video)

Surely, the high school years are the cruelest period of anyone’s life. The cliques, the taunting, the incessant, petty politics… and that’s just in the teachers’ lounge. (Hah, it’s the ol’ switcheroo!) All kidding aside, the people who make Skittles have decided to salute this most torturous phase of adolescence with a series of videos …

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Feb
29

Live Stream of PROJECT X After Party

You can’t get away from the ads on TV, and now PROJECT X has invaded MMP as well. The premiere is tonight, to be followed by an after party featuring performances by Tyler the Creator, A-Trak, and Hundred in the Hands (none of whom I’ve ever heard of, but I’m sure they’re all lovely young …

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Feb
16

André 3000 Benjamin Wants You to Embrace Your Style (Sponsored Video)

Frankly, the closest I get to style is to wear a clean Blue Sun T-shirt with my jeans. But it doesn’t mean I couldn’t up my game if I had sufficient motivation, and, in the sponsored video below, Gillette has brought in André 3000 Benjamin (aided and abetted by fellow facial hair sporters Adrian Brody …

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