Based on Émile Zola’s scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of “Martha Marcy May Marlene”), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the “Harry Potter” franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring childhood friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac of “Inside Llewyn Davis”), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
adidas last night unveiled brazuca, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ match ball, with a spectacular 3D light projection event held at iconic Brazilian location Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. Former FIFA World Cup™ winner Cafu, Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf and Flamengo forward Hernane revealed the ball to VIP guests, as adidas kicked off the countdown to next summer’s tournament with a bold and unexpected launch event for the FIFA World Cup™ ball. The unique and stunning show took the audience on an epic journey showcasing FIFA World Cup™ balls from previous tournaments before finally revealing brazuca to the world for the first time.
An array of Brazilian football talent as well as famous faces from the country’s sports and entertainment world were in attendance at the star-studded event. Former Samba heroes Zé Roberto, Roger and Cafu mingled with the next generation of Brazilian football stars, while other famous faces on the guest list included Olympic gold medalist Arthur Zanetti, tennis player and Brazilian No.1 Thomaz Bellucci and synchronized swimmers and TV hosts Bia and Branca Feres. Popular Brazilian music artists DJ Nepal and DJ Zeh Pretim provided the sets for the night.
The start of the stunning 3D projection was inspired by the wild surroundings of Parque Lage before introducing the stories behind the different national kits worn by adidas-sponsored teams in the upcoming tournament. The focus then switched to previous FIFA World Cup™ balls before the final reveal of brazuca, introducing the technical changes and creative inspirations as well as the launch of @brazuca on Twitter, bringing the ball to life for the first time ever through social media.
The @brazuca Twitter account will enable fans to track the build-up to the FIFA World Cup™ through the eyes of the ball as it travels the world and offers insiders’ perspective on the game and popular culture. brazuca will visit footballing nations, meet players and celebrities, and take part in major cultural events before landing in Brazil for the first game in June, and will be tweeting all the way.
Basketball star Kobe Bryant and football icon Lionel Messi are back in this epic face-off for selfie supremacy. Armed with cameras and Turkish Airlines – the carrier that flies to more countries than any other – these superstars show up and show off across the globe.
* Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi are back at it again with another commercial for Turkish Airlines… Good to see Kobe and Lionel working together again because they had one of the better commercial of last year actually.
I’ve been a lil bit critical of Messi, because I love the kid, but he hasn’t had that many great commercials yet, but this is definitely one of his better ones. Good stuff.
adidas today unveiled brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Brazuca is a breakthrough innovation featuring a revolutionary six-panel design. Created for every player on the field, the ball features six identical panels alongside a unique surface that will provide improved grip, touch, stability and aerodynamics on the field. Brazuca has been thoroughly tested to meet and exceed all FIFA metrics for an official match ball, ensuring top performance for every condition.
Brazuca was named in September 2012 following a public vote in Brazil involving 1 million soccer fans. The name “brazuca” is an informal local term which means “Brazilian,” or to describe the Brazilian way of life. The colors and ribbon design of the ball panels symbolize the traditional multicolored wish bracelets worn in the country in addition to reflecting the vibrancy and fun associated with soccer in Brazil.
“The FIFA World Cup match ball is the icon of the tournament as the centerpiece of every goal, every play and every touch,” said Ernesto Bruce, director of soccer, adidas America. “adidas has a rich legacy at the World Cup, providing the official match ball for every tournament since 1970. The brazuca is a breakthrough innovation built for every player on the field.”
Earlier today we showed a video with Wayne Rooney and Rory McIlroy for the new Nike Ordem soccer ball. And now we see some behind the scene footage from the shoot. Wayne talking about Rory and Rory talking about Wayne. They are clearly fans of one another and they talk a bit about that. We see Wayne and Rory juggling the new Nike Ordem ball and Rory hitting some golf balls. But the gem of the whole video is quite possibly the best game of crossbar challenge you will see. This is the first time I have seen a golf club and golf ball broken out in a crossbar challenge and it’s fantastic.
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