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Because people are serious about this whole “Normcore” thing, the Gap has released their latest ads for their “Dress Normal“ campaign directed by DiC fav David Fincher. Shot in his signature smokey, black and white style, the four commercials feature fashionable, young white models making out and dancing in Gap basics.
Not the most ground-breaking advertising, but we always appreciate Fincher’s work around here. And it’s certainly a change of pace from the yellow-tinted mayhem he usually produces.
For their Fall print ads, Gap tapped celebs like Angelica Huston, Michael K. Williams, Bobby Cannavale and ‘Mad Men”s Elisabeth Moss to sport some simple, but still a bit stylish looks.
Are you diggin’ these ads? It should also be noted that Fincher’s new film, “Gone Girl”, starring Ben Affleck is set to open October 3rd. So there’s that.
The New Batmobile
I’m the wrong chick to write about Ben Affleck as Batman, that’s for sure. I’m not a fan. I do know a lot of y’all are at least interested in what the butt-chinned actor will look like the the Batsuit, so luckily, I’ve got the image for you.
For weeks and weeks, we’ve heard word that Snyder and co. may reveal costume images of this version of Batman but that has yet to come true. Perhaps Snyder is taking a page from Marc Webb and Bryan Singer’s social media strategy where throughout the productions of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, respectively, they used Twitter to reveal characters, designs and behind-the-scenes looks into the production. If we’re getting the new Batman car now, it won’t be long before we get the new Batman suit.
Now I’m going to watch The Dark Knight. That is the last Batman movie I paid attention to (read: became obsessed with). So, yeah.
In UGH News of the Night, Ben Affleck is our new Batman y’all. Well, other people’s Batman, because I just can’t get behind this. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Thursday that Affleck was chosen to star alongside Henry Cavill in the Superman and Batman mash-up movie, which will be out on July 17, 2015. The sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ will also be directed by Zach Snyder, so expect more destruction and gritty angst.
“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” said Snyder in a statement. “He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”
I don’t even know where to begin….charm? Acting chops? Ben is an all right director — I can give him that, but does no one at Warner Bros. remember ‘Daredevil’ because I do, and I wish I didn’t.
Snark aside, I had no interest in this, as I had no interest in ‘Man of Steel,’ but you guys could have given me something to be excited about. Christian Bale‘s “batvoice” was ridiculous, but can you imagine Affleck’s caped crusader trying to take down bad guys with that Bah-sten accent of his? “Pahk ya car in Arkham Asylum!”
I stole that joke, but you get it.