I've been hearing good things about the new film. Let me know what you think.
Operation Smoky Eye is in effect.
We're catching the late show tonight. I'll do "trendy" bit at home, and then on the way we'll have to stop by Xena Sis's house because I have to "pick up something". LX will have to say "hi"; they haven't seen each other since LX left for college. BP will come in too; Xena Sis has the best snack cabinet in town, open to the neighborhood kids.
Xena Sis will answer the door.
"What? It's called a smoky eye."
It's always good to have friends as crazy as you.
Will let you know, Stepper, how it goes. Oh, and how the movie was too!
I saw it a few days ago Siren and I'm on your side. I think it's a very nice commercial. It's in line with the college kid who comes home (finding his little sister waiting for him) and wakes everyone up by brewing coffee.
Maybe scenes of family together at Christmas remind us of how good Christmas past has been, and how good it and can be again.
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I was thinking the same thing yesterday, Stepper, after watching the Apple commercial. The Folger's commercial even came to mind (which I still think is a bit creepy). Regardless of the weird way the brother and sister look at each other, I miss those sentimental "story" commercials during the holidays. Budweiser had some good ones, and Hallmark was always a biggie with the stories. The latest Hallmark commercial is sentimental, but not like in years past.
Here's the Folger's commercial I enjoyed. No creepy, longing looks. Just heartwarming Americana.
I really don't know why Folger's felt they needed to replace that one. But if "all publicity is good publicity", then Folger's must have felt like the creepy commercial was a great success, since everyone was talking about it.
Budweiser has some great commercials - well produced and thoughtful, but I'm also a fan of the snowball fight.
I liked that one too. I've pretty much liked all the Clydesdale commercials over the years.
But if "all publicity is good publicity", then Folger's must have felt like the creepy commercial was a great success, since everyone was talking about it.
I guess so; there are gobs of parodies of that commercial on YouTube.
Weird that now that Christmas is over, I've seen that Apple commercial quite a few times (the first time LX saw it, she cried), but didn't see it once before Christmas (except here). A couple commercials (same theme, same company) I can't wait to be done with are the K-mart "giffing" ones; I don't think I've ever been so irritated by any other commercials.
Maybe the Charmin bears. Bluck! I don't think they're cute or funny or anything other than irritating. And the slogan..."enjoy the go"...WTF?
Somebody complained about the long commercial during last years' Super Bowl - the one by Dodge that was about farmers. (They spent $16m to air a commercial that was originally on youtube.) I couldn't stop myself before my mouth engaged and asked which end of the food chain he was on, because if he wasn't working in the production side, then perhaps he should go else where to express his views. Else where of course being a place not benefiting from those pesky farmers. Okay, that may not be exactly how I said it, but it's what I meant.
Here are 2013's most popular "Mom" commercials. The only ones I've ever seen are the series of Luv's "By the second kid, every mom is an expert" commercials; they make me laugh because they are so true.
The commercials on this list are really good though. I cried during the Google "Here's to Moms" tribute; it's probably a Mom Thing. The last one on the list, from Fiat, cracked me up so much I had a watch it a few times. It has nothing to do with cars except in a vague implied way, but OMG, it's funny (probably cuz I've been there, done that).
<Slaps forehead in a "duh"-like gesture> Well that explains that!
There has been a commercial out for a while now that really irks me. In it is a very beautiful woman with the oddest facial expressions. I flip back-and-forth between being creeped out by them, and irritated with the woman for making them.
Creeped out because she looks like she might be seen in a carnival freak show exhibit: "Come see Plastic Girl!!!! She moves, she smiles, she blinks, but is totally made of plastic!"
Irritated because I feel the urge to pull her aside and say, "Listen, you look like some live-version anime cartoon or Barbie. It's not cute at all; quit being such a damned fake. And for gods-sake, quit blinking at me like that!!!"
Siren and Katina (and probably everyone else) would have recognized this woman immediately, but I was surprised to learn when drilling "Creepy Dove chocolate commercial actress" for this post to find that the actress is Audrey Hepburn.
Well, not Audrey exactly. She's not digitally remastered using clips from her old movies, interview footage, or anything else she appeared in. She is totally digitally created. Some think it's creepy to see a long-dead actress doing things she never did while she was alive.
I think it's creepy just because it seems a little off - kind of less-than-human. Though, I don't know; maybe it's just because I've never seen an Audrey Hepburn movie (that I can remember) and these are her actual facial expressions? If so, I think she would have been perfect in that Twilight Zone episode in which the mannequins come to life.
That was Audrey all right. She actually had those facial expressions and the world loved her. Why not try to see some of her actual movies rather than the bot ads.
No doubt the world loved her; she was gorgeous. And I have...I have seen an Audrey Hepburn movie!!! Curious, I did a filmography drill on her. "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...duh. I've only seen clips of that one, but I've seen "Wait Until Dark" a couple of times...I just didn't remember (or more likely, didn't pay attention) to who starred in it.
Keeping in mind I didn't know it was Audrey Hepburn, or even that it wasn't a real person, I still contend that something is a little off with her expressions in the commercial. I rewatched it a few times, and it's most definitely the way she blinks...it's prolonged, like a doll would blink. Same with her smile - her mouth moves, but the rest of her face doesn't react; when a person smiles, their whole face smiles. I even watched a few videos of Audrey on YouTube...you're right, those are her smile and her eyes, but in the commercial, they're lacking a quality that makes them seem genuine.
Of course since this has been bugging me for so long, I needed vindication...especially now, since I learned it was a reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn and not a real live actress. You know, just so I could prove to myself I wasn't crazy...which is kind of like a daily ritual.
I asked my friend yesterday, "You know that Dove chocolate commercial with the woman who gets off a bus, into a car with a guy, and drives off with him?"
"You mean the one where Audrey Hepburn looks like a cartoon?"
"HA! Yes!!!" I think I scared her. "Why? Why do you think she looks like a cartoon?!"
"There's something wrong with her face. It's her eyes mostly..they look cartoonish."
Same question to LX.
"I LOVE that commercial!"
"But the woman...what do you think of the woman?"
"She's beautiful; her face is unique....a little bit quirky."
Not quite what I was going for, LX, but close. I'm only partially vindicated, I suppose, but I'll take it.
Like me, LX didn't know it wasn't a real person, btw, and never heard of Audrey Hepburn, so the likeness is definitely realistic, and the technology is way cool...but maybe just a tiny bit off.
What is it about this commercial that makes you feel the need to be so analytical and critical?
It's bugged me for so long, I couldn't stand it. Kind of like an itch on the bottom of your foot that you can't get to because you're driving until it gets to the point when you say "the hell with the traffic", take your foot off the gas, whip off your shoe, and scratch. What? You've never done that?
She was a lovely person who stared in some great movies - it's nice to see her again.
Ew, no. It's amazing technology, and really cool that it can be done. But "it's nice to see her again"? It's nothing like seeing her again, because it's not really her.
The Audrey Hepburn film I most enjoyed was Roman Holiday.
HA! I do know some things....she won an Oscar for that one...uhm, right?