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6 items from 2015


Scandal at the Games: 8 Most Notorious Super Bowl Moments

31 January 2015 11:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday's Super Bowl brings a chance for true greatness - it also opens the doors for spectator sports' next epic failure. In the big game's 49 years, some real bonehead moves have punctuated the the hugely watched event. For every time Beyoncé slays her halftime show, fellow diva Christina Aguilera might stumble over the words of the national anthem. And for every magical, gravity-defying play, there's a "wide right" field goal miss just a foot away. Behold some of the most notorious Super screw-ups from the big game ... Nipplegate (2004) Remember the Super Bowl halftime show when Kid Rock offended everyone by »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Scandal at the Games: 8 Most Notorious Super Bowl Moments

31 January 2015 11:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday's Super Bowl brings a chance for true greatness - it also opens the doors for spectator sports' next epic failure. In the big game's 49 years, some real bonehead moves have punctuated the the hugely watched event. For every time Beyoncé slays her halftime show, fellow diva Christina Aguilera might stumble over the words of the national anthem. And for every magical, gravity-defying play, there's a "wide right" field goal miss just a foot away. Behold some of the most notorious Super screw-ups from the big game ... Nipplegate (2004) Remember the Super Bowl halftime show when Kid Rock offended everyone by »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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9 Painfully Awkward Celebrity Super Bowl Ads

30 January 2015 5:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

"Well, I can just watch the commercials." For decades, that's been the Super Bowl Sunday motto of many who care more about pop culture than they do football. And why not? These $4 million ad spots are spectacles by design - short subject mini-films designed to dazzle you with celebrities, flash and, often, very odd subject matter. Here, then, are nine Super Bowl commercials that feature celebs doing some very odd, awkward or otherwise unusual things. They just might make you proclaim, "Wow, what a weird idea for a commercial!" - and then wonder how much these stars got paid. 1. Michael J. Fox »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Super Bowl Ads: 11 Commercials That Forced The Big Game To Change Its Spots

26 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For decades, the Super Bowl advertising formula has been the same: Make funny jokes for all the beer-swilling guys in front of the screen. Pay B-list celebrity heaps of cash for 10 seconds on film. Consider doing both. Hope the world pays attention.

For some, the bar is higher. Madison Avenue’s more clever creative directors and chief marketing officers have had better ideas, of course. And that’s who we will celebrate below.

No one is saying the ads that follow are the best or worst Super Bowl commercials ever made. Deciding the entrants in those categories is for savvier minds than ours. We’re putting our focus on those ads that forced a change in how Super Bowl commercials are plotted, put together or placed in the lineup of the network broadcasting the game. So, there’s no mention in the paragraphs below of Coke’s famous Mean Joe Greene »

- Brian Steinberg

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'The Wedding Ringer' (2015) Movie Review

15 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Let's clear up a few things about The Wedding Ringer right off the bat. First, it's a Kevin Hart film. If you don't like Kevin Hart (I do) then don't go see the movie, you most likely won't enjoy it at all. Secondly, it's rather misogynistic. This is more a bromantic comedy than a romantic comedy as the men primarily speak as if the ladies aren't in the room. If such comedy offends you, perhaps you too might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, The Wedding Ringer is a mixed bag. I smiled and laughed frequently while I found myself saying, "Okay, get on with it," more than once. It's not a strong brom-com contender, but it should satisfy the right audience in a pinch. There is little out of the stereotypical norm as we meet Doug (Josh Gad), an overweight, nerdy, loner type, who's engage to be married to Gretchen, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘The Wedding Ringer’ Review: Kevin Hart’s Phony Best Man Elevates This Wildly Uneven Comedy

15 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While “The Wedding Ringer” isn’t the total waste of time that its painful trailer (and January release date) threatens, it’s also a movie whose occasional good ideas are ultimately drowned out by sloppy, contrived screenwriting. On the scale of Kevin Hart vehicles, it’s not up to the standards of “Think Like a Man” and “About Last Night” — but hey, at least it’s better than “Ride Along” or “Think Like a Man Too.”

The screenplay by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender offers up an intriguing premise and some truly unpredictable comedy misdirects, but you can feel the »

- Alonso Duralde

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