Angelina Jolie’s LV Ad

This is Angelina Jolie’s ad for LV, and she’s not wearing any makeup, and it’s shot on location in Cambodia where she does a lot of charity work. And she’s wearing her own clothes too! She looks great mashalla.


To All You xBox & PS3 Fans: New Kind of Trailer

This is the trailer for a game, not a movie. It’s for L.A. Noir, and it comes from the makers of Grand Theft Auto. This is what Blogged In had to say about it:

With this week’s release of gritty 1940s detective drama L.A. Noire for the Xbox 360 and PS3, however, Rockstar has raised the bar for what constitutes a cinematic video game experience. Boasting groundbreaking facial-mapping technology, an all-star cast and a lifelike recreation of 1940s Los Angeles, it’s already being tipped as one of the year’s best games.

“Ever since it first worked out how to assemble pixels so that they resembled something more recognisable than aliens,” says The Guardian, “the games industry has dreamed of creating one thing above all else – a game that is indistinguishable from a film, except that you can control the lead character. With L.A. Noire, it just might, finally, have found the embodiment of that particular holy grail.”

Embarrassing Confusion

Uma Thurman appears in a totally new light in this Schwepps commercial.

I’m liking VIVA More & More

Remember that dinner party VIVA threw for bloggers last week, to launch the new VIVA\Apple exclusive iPhone4 deal? Where it also gave bloggers free new iPhone4s?

VIVA was very courteous and respectful to all attendees during that dinner. Everyone I know was impressed by VIVA, it’s CEO, and the super friendly VIVA staff.

Well, VIVA managed to add a new level of respect to that night. It took ads in today’s papers thanking bloggers for attending that dinner party. This is so sweet and nice of VIVA. VIVA is a huge corporation, and it’s a huge honor to be thanked by a company that big. It also shows VIVA’s respect to the new forms of media out there today.

Thank you VIVA. There was no need to thank us, it was really our pleasure to attend your dinner.

Note: I took the liberty to circle by blog in VIVA’s ad, to show it off from the rest. It’s not everyday my blog gets mentioned in the papers. So of course, it’s not really boxed like that in the real ad.

No No No Ya KDD مستانسين بعمركم يعني؟

I saw this first on iLsul6ana, and it made me feel very sad to see such beautiful  childhood icons be destroyed like this. KDD shouldn’t have done this. OUr memories are all built around these ice creams with the cute Kuwaiti names.

Will We See Pirates of the Caribbean’s New Movie in Kuwait?

Just look at all these mermaids. I seriously doubt this movie will pass through censorship.

Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides will open on May 20.

The New Old Spice Commercial

Ok, this looks a lot like a Terminator\robocop kind of commercial. Check out the end, it’s creeeeeeeepy!

Good Work Zain: Before & After

The "After" Ad in today's paper

The "Before" Ad in yesterday's paper

If you remember yesterday, Zain ran an ad that most of us thought was offensive. It bordered on making fun of physical abuse and beatings. Almost all of the comments I got thought so too.

The ad went a long way, it made it all the way to the GCC, where BanatZayed posted about it. That’s really embarrassing to Kuwait, and Zain should’ve thought of the consequences before running such an negative ad.

Anyways, I guess the people over at Zain were listening to us. Coz they ran the exact same ad in today’s paper, but changed the nasty words into neutral non-offemsive ones. The result was pretty and nice.

I had said “I would love to see Zain drop this ad from its marketing campaigns”. I’m happy to see them try to fix unintentional mistakes.

Great Job Zain.

To view the whole ad, check page #3 of Al-Qabas.