Saturday, February 23, 2013

Podcast Episode 81

Thor's 81: Oscar Special Part 3: 
Tommy Lee Jones Vs. Tommy Lee Jones

(Spoiler: Tommy Lee Jones Wins)

We talk more about our favorite films of the year, and spend the back half of the episode picking our favorite and the winner in every single Oscar Category.

Tommy Lee Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln, Silver Lining's Playbook, Daniel Day Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Sally Field, Sally Field was the worst part of Lincoln, Amour, Best Picture: Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts Best Director: Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

Podcast Episode 80

Thor's 80: Oscar Special Part 2: 
Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

Our year in review of films and our picks for the best films of the year including:

The Canyons, Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, David Letterman, Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Paranorman, Frankienweenie, Pirates!: A Band of Misfits, Henry Selick, Home on the Range, Judy Dench, Roseanne Bar, Hand-drawn animation, Stop Motion Animation, Computer Animation, BMX Bandits, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Nicole Kidman, Lockout, Guy Pierce, Sky Fall.

The cover photo for this episode is a photo of Thor and Baldr.

Podcast Episode 79

Thor's 79: Oscars Special Part 1: Rihanna Vs. Ke$ha

We discuss the films and music which were really the best of the year.
As well as reviews of the recent theatrical releases A Good Day to Die Hard, Parker, and Side Effects.

We also talk about Ke$ha and Rihanna, find out which of these ladies wins our Artist of the year, since obviously that is relevant to the Oscars.

Bruce Willis, Jude Law, channing tatum, Rooney Mara, Jason Statham, Liam Neeson, The Oscars

Friday, February 15, 2013

Abe Lincoln is gonna seduce you right out of your clothes...

...and into his car:

This ad is hilarious and awesome and was a bit risky for a President's Day Sale ad. It is a shame Honda doesn't let their car designers be as creative and daring as they let the creators of this ad be.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Podcast Episode 78

Thor's 78: Saint Valentine's Day Massacre 2013: Part 2

Thor, Loki, Freyja, Heimdall, Njord, and Tiki discusses Cloud Atlas, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The new Star Trek Into Darkness footage which premiered at the Super Bowl. Is Benedict Cumberbatch Khan?

As well as more of their favorite and most hated romances in movies.

Slash Fiction, Aquaman, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Daily Show, Colbert Report Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Jason Jones, Samatha Bee, I know I am but what are you, Sailor moon, Tuxedo mask, Canada, Leonard Cohen, Crash Test Dummies, Eh, Michael J Fox, John de Lancie

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Podcast Episode 77

Thor's 77: Saint Valentine's Day Massacre 2013: Part 1

Thor, Loki, Freyja, Heimdall, Njord, and Tiki discusses their favorite and most hated romances in movies.

Roman Holiday, The Notebook, Nicolas Sparks, True Romance, Hugh Jackman, Le Miserables, A Very Long Engagement, Atonement, keira knightley,saoirse ronan, Beautiful Creatures, Jeremy Irons, Brideshead revisited,

and a whole pile more movies.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Does Tide Realize they were the villain in their own ad?

This horse is totally judging Tide.

This ad was ranked the 2nd best ad of the night by USA Today's ad meter poll. Since this poll gages the second by second reaction of the participants, and this commerial had a lot of good gags in it, I can understand why it ranked so high.

But I think it was one of the worst in terms of actually integrating its product into the ad. I did not even  remember this was an ad for Tide, and having the wife ruin her husband's livelihood (Since he had made an entire attraction centered around his jersey stain) by using Tide to clean the jersey, is not a good way to get people to buy your product.

The ad voted best of the night did a much better job of leaving the viewer with positive connotations to the product.

This ad was heartwarming, and did a great job integrating the ad with the company it was selling, since the Clydesdales are instantly identifiable with Bud's brand.

More of my thoughts on the Super Bowl ads in the new Episode of Thor's Hour of Thunder podcast, which will we be released before Valentine's Day.

photo of the baby Clydesdale from the Budweiser ad via ABC News