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Entertainment

The Ultimate Home Cinema

Piracy is slowly killing cinema. That isn't an opinion, it's a fact. Torrent sites such as the Pirate Bay have made it so simple to download recent cinematic releases and enjoy them in the comfort of your own home, that even the technologically...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

The Week In Advertising

Mars - Winning Yes, we all know they're much smaller than they used to be (Mars have admitted as much). But they're still one of the leading chocolate brands, and need the power of advertising to maintain that position. Fortunately, the Mars people...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

'Interstellar' - a long movie, but worth the trip?

If we ever had drive-in movies in the UK, they kept it pretty quiet. The whole concept of taking your car into a cinema is very much an American one, and even here it’s dying. In fact, there are only 340 such theatres left in the whole of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Entertainment

Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Popcorn puzzles. The strange structure of movie posters.

I'm no statistician, but I can be fairly sure fewer people are watching movies at the cinema with every passing month. Netflix, Sky Movies, Film 4, downloads and DVDs are all conspiring to keep film buffs glued to the sofa and away from the big...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Motionless pictures - are graphic novels the new movies?

When we were kids (assuming everyone is over 40, because it makes me feel better) we read the comics and grown ups went to the pictures. Sure, we queued for Star Wars and Jaws, but flat images of impossibly ripped blokes and pneumatic ladies in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Rob Lowe just looked right at me!

For me, going to the cinema is often a slightly nervy business. When I go, I go because I like to see films on big screens with big sound how they're meant to be seen. I certainly don't go for a meal of slimy hot dog, popcorn, Revels and Coke, for...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Entertainment

What we've learned from the new James Bond: Spectre trailer

You saw it, right? How could you miss it? Even ITV's News At Ten ran the trailer for 'SPECTRE', the next episode in the most successful movie franchise ever - James Bond. Immediately the world took to social media (or at least the section of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

'Let's Go Home'. Those inexcusable movie cliches named and shamed.

I don't know whether it's because I'm a writer, but when I watch a movie, the script and screenplay always take my attention. A great concept with a terrible script can really spoil things; likewise a thumping good screenplay can lift an average...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advertising

KFC goes to Hollywood in new cinema campaign

A recent ad for fast food chicken chain KFC has made it to the big screen and will air before some of this year’s biggest films alongside custom-made clips mimicking the storylines of the blockbusters. Chicken Town (below), created by ad...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

McCann launch the UK's first ever 4DX cinema spot for Forza Horizon 3

When I first stumbled across the concept of 4DX cinemas, to say I was sceptical would be something of an understatement. Whilst the idea of being bashed about from pillar to post in order to replicate the physical thrill of the action on-screen might...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

4D Cinema

So you've seen Avatar in 3D and marvelled at the special effects. Let's leave aside that the story itself was banal nonsense for the moment and just agree that, visually, it was pretty impressive. But while anyone over the age of 30 is still...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

All the ads of Christmas 2019 (so far...)

It's the start of November, which means it's time to put the kettle on, sit back and watch the barrage of Christmas ads already launched by brands this year. In the mix at this point are many of the big supermarkets with celebs such as Mariah Carey...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Publicis Conseil launches Mission to Earth

A robot reminisces about a world it once knew in a new spot from French agency Publicis Conseil. Created for construction materials company Saint-Gobain and directed by Wilfrid Brimo, memories of human life are projected onto a screen to convey the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

The Force is female in new Cineworld Christmas campaign

Cineworld unleashes The Force in a new campaign to promote its Christmas gifting range while also looking ahead to some of this winter's biggest blockbusters. The ad begins with a spirited game of Charades during a festive family gathering on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Secret Location’s not so secret splendour; an Emmy-winning VR studio

Meet the development team behind Secret Location, a project-based digital service start-up that quickly gained momentum by shifting its focus towards original content, IP, and technology. Today, it's a multinational enterprise and motto is no...

Posted by: Indigo Design Award
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Careers

Give them a word and they'll take a page

Make no mistake: your writing is worth money. But should you ever work for free? As much as it’s a milestone, you probably can’t remember the exact moment you first got a positive response from an application. But rest assured, at some...

Posted by: Mr. Write
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Features

Getting to know... Grey's Diego Medvedocky

Diego Medvedocky was recently promoted to president of Grey Latin America, a role he holds in addition to being chief creative officer of the region and president of Grey Argentina. Medvedocky joined the agency as ECD in 2013 and it has made a major...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Member Spotlight: Flipping the script with copywriter Vikki Ross

Brand and tone of voice specialist Vikki Ross didn’t take your average route into copywriting but has carved out a successful career by going off script. “I’m from the school of Work Your Arse Off,” she says. “I did...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Subway set disrupted in ad to promote new menu

Subway and Above+Beyond have launched a new campaign promoting the wide selection of choice available at the sandwich maker with an ad that sees the set get ruined. The spot begins by presenting appetising shots of the ingredients available on...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Catching creative stardust for O2

A recent ad for UK telco O2 promotes the brand’s Priority scheme, which offers a variety of exclusive experiences for customers. The spot sees a series of shooting stars travel through the sky before being caught by O2 customers’ phones,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Awards

Cannes Lions 2019: Essential party guide

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2019 is less than a month away and while that may seem like plenty of time to get your calendar in order, it’ll be here before you know it. Planning your rosé sessions in the sun can...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Slinky Halifax ad goes beyond the big screen

An ad for UK banking brand Halifax has become the first to utilise a new technology in cinemas, which sees the 60-second film go beyond the big screen. That New Home Feeling is created by adam&eveDDB and follows a slinky toy as it moves around a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Why gaming should be taken more seriously

Gaming’s got a strange reputation. It’s not got the respect that film, literature and even television has. However, as an industry its success is staggering. In the UK the gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, that’s more...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Features

SXSW 2019: Virtual overload

Tim Leary famously referred to virtual reality (VR) as "LSD for the 90s". And after my recent trip to the Virtual Cinema at SXSW, it became obvious why. Up until now, VR for me, had been a pretty shallow experience, rather like a ride on Space...

Posted by: Russell Schaller
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Features

Oscars 2019: Who will win big at Sunday's Academy Awards?

Every year, Digital Cinema Media (DCM) launches a Fantasy Film League for the media and advertising industry, asking for predictions on who will win big at the Oscars which will be held this Sunday (24 February) in 2019. As the deadline to enter is...

Posted by: Zoe Jones
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Features

How tech influences the way we view conflict

November 11 2018 marked the 100th Armistice Day since the end of World War I (WWI). It struck me how - despite all being tragic - most wars and conflicts have quite a different ‘feel’ in the public psyche. I think a significant part of...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Wieden+Kennedy, BETC, Uncommon and more

Three - #PhonesAreGood If it weren’t for your mobile how would you find love lounging on the sofa? Buy new shoes sitting on the toilet? Or get a pizza stonebaked, seasoned and delivered to your door at the drop of a thumb? This ad from...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

The Branded Landlord

The property market has undergone seismic change, moving with revolutionised consumer needs. As part of a wider series assessing the Future of Life, Community and Development, this article will comment on the new role of landlords, branding and...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Events

October 2018 Creative Calendar

Every year, the Cannes Lions score the global branded communications and marketing industry on Reach, Communication, Craft, Experience, Innovation, Impact, Good, Health and Entertainment. The latest edition of the Creative Calendar is designed to...

Posted by: The Darnell Works Agency

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