A video game inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel


A group of American students has released a quirky new video game, based on a Wes Anderson film.

‘Maquisard’, devised by students at New York University’s Game Center, is loosely inspired by the Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The game places you in the role of a lobby boy tasked with finding a secret agent; the setting is a labyrinth of hotel rooms, which are designed with Wes Anderson’s style in mind.

Download the game for free here and watch the video below to see it in action:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/130695750

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The Secret Life of Pets


If you’re a secret (or not so secret) Minions fan, this new film by the makers of Despicable Me is worth paying attention to.

Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets has just released its first trailer, giving hilarious insights into what pets really get up to when you’re not around.

From a sausage dog getting a tickle from a food mixer to a poodle in a stately home moshing to heavy metal, the trailer offers little vignettes into what our much-loved animal companions are really thinking.

The Secret Life of Pets, which stars Louis C.K and Steve Coogan among others, will be released in cinemas in Summer 2016.

Watch this delightful trailer below and tell us if you’ll be going to see it

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Pigeon stars in Virgin Money’s joyful new ad


Virgin Money has released a new ad staring an unusual character – an ordinary pigeon.

The company created this little film from shots of a pigeon going about its daily business, as a tactic to differentiate themselves from other banks.

In the ad, the pigeon appears to be dancing to the song ‘Oh My Radio’ by The Selecters.

Watch this delightful ad below and let us know what you think.

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Chicken goes truly free range in new Reebok ad


#LiveFreeRangeReebok’s new online film follows a chicken’s journey towards a healthier lifestyle when she takes a novel approach to living ‘free range’.

The film shows the chicken breaking free from her barn and making her way through fields, tunnels, and even across a road, getting plenty of exercise on the way.

When faced with a billboard for a ‘global fitness barn’, she turns away and continues running through her natural surroundings.

The ad has been launched just as many people struggle with New Year Resolutions and is designed to inspire them to take a ‘free range’ attitude to their exercise regimes.

See the chicken go free range below and tell us if Reebok has inspired you to stick with your fitness goals.

‘YuleTube’ celebrates 2014’s viral videos


YuleTubeFord has released a festive film referencing some of the most viral YouTube videos of 2014.

Ford’s ‘Yule Tube’ is a short stop-motion film, which spoofs popular videos like ‘Spider Dog’, ‘Dove real beauty sketches’, and ‘Coca Cola Christmas Truck’, as well as other pop culture references like Frozen and LEGO.

The film was painstakingly put together from footage shot over thirty hours, using lovingly handcrafted elements.

Watch the short below and let us know what you would have included.

Philips advert travels through time


Philips adPhilips’ new advert asks the question ‘how many years does it take to change a lightbulb?’.

The advert, which showcases the company’s new wireless bulb, uses stop motion to depict a family through six different time periods, revealing how technology has changed since the Victorian era.

The family’s lighting remains basic throughout the ages, until they invest in a new Philips bulb that can produce a range of ambient lighting effects.

Watch the fun new advert below and tell us what you think.

Artists create abstract idents for BBC Four


Sebastian Buerkner - BBC Four IdentA group of Turner Prize artists has created idents for BBC Four’s new abstract season.

‘BBC Four Goes Abstract: When Art Broke Free’ sees original idents by Laure Prouvost, John Smith, Sebastian Buerkner, and James Richards aired in between programmes.

Each artist takes inspiration from a different aspect of television, with Prouvost, Buerkner, and Smith deconstructing the traditional BBC Four ident, and Richards using ‘nostalgic and grainy’ filmic techniques.

The four idents will continue to be used after the ‘When Art Broke Free’ season and you can take a look at them here – tell us which one is your favourite.

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