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May 15th, 2012 at 10:49 am

The Amazing Spider-Man Posters

This poster gives an impressive amount of prime space to the man-made web shooter. I understand that this is one of the differences between this reboot and the not-so-old movies, but, ahmmm, I think there are, like, three people in the whole world who care.

Outside of this little detail, I’m really not sure what the point of this particular poster is. What is the big visual thing we are supposed to take from it? What about it is supposed to excite us? What does it add to the rest of the poster campaign? Are we supposed to be in awe of the spider symbol that is formed by the street lights? Because, although I like that idea in theory, I actually failed to notice it the first few times I was looking at this poster. And I was looking closely.

And here is another one.

The whole poster campaign so far has a dark and brooding feel that kind of reminds me of the last few Batman movies. Just two problems with that.

First, the execution doesn’t come close to being as good as what we saw for Batman. This is how you make your hero’s symbol appear in the city. Nobody is missing that one. The imagery in the Spider-Man campaign has been surprisingly dull. The city in particular is just looks incredibly uninteresting and generic.

Second, Spider-Man is not Batman! Yes, many people love Batman. Yes, many people love Spider-Man. Yes, many people love both of them! But for different reasons. Each character has it’s own strong points, and I’m getting the feeling that this marketing campaign just doesn’t know what the ones for Spider-Man are. I really hope the actual movie is much better in this aspect.


May 10th, 2012 at 11:09 am

This is 40 Poster

in: Comedy

Ok, honestly, you know what most caught my attention in this poster? No, not the scene of Paul Rudd in the toilet. No, not the iPad, apparently thrown in to make the old “going to the bathroom in front of your significant other” gag seem more hip and modern. No, not even the pretty clever tagline. What most caught my attention is that Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are apparently aging backwards, because they looked older a few years ago in Knocked Up.

And I know, super normal, these things are always retouched to oblivion. BUT THE MOVIE IS CALLED THIS IS FORTY! And I’m sorry, but this is not forty. Not even for these two biologically very special individuals.


May 10th, 2012 at 11:06 am

To Rome With Love Poster

in: Comedy

I don’t have much to say about this poster for To Rome With Love. Well known style, a functional, but not very exciting one. But I would like to point out that adding a little bit of texture to the backgrounds really does wonders to make this pleasant to look at. A more typical solid white background would be much more of a sore for the eyes, and would make the whole thing look less classy. So, good call on that.

May 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

The Possession Poster

in: Horror

One of the things that I like about Horror is that it’s one the few genres in which you still can see some crazy imagery in modern posters. Often, imagery that isn’t even directly present in the actual film! Like, they can create something that represents the idea behind the film, and not just what the film actually shows. Yay for a little space for imagination.

This isn’t necessarily the greatest example of that, but it’s still quite cool. And crazy. You have to to admit it is crazy. More crazy, please.

p.s.: I wonder if in the true story this movie is based on, the hand that comes out of the mouth of the girl had such long fingernails. Probably not, they always exaggerate a bit.


May 8th, 2012 at 3:23 am

The Indie Spirit

So, what might the posters for this year’s biggest films look like if they were made with an indie sensibility? NextMovie decided to answer that question, and the results were really interesting. Some of the posters are beautiful, some not so much. But more importantly, many of them capture perfectly the indie poster style.

Below are two examples, but you really should go see the whole thing.

May 8th, 2012 at 3:20 am

Server Problems

Yeah, the server has been acting up. And I haven’t exactly been paying a lot of attention to the site. So that resulted in several days of unavailability. Sorry for that. Let’s see if i can stop it from happening again.

March 1st, 2012 at 10:16 am

The Avengers Get Together (In a Poster)

Well, it’s really by the book. All of our heroes against a city in de midst of being destructed. Iron-Man front and center. No one wearing masks. Gets the point across, but doesn’t show much in terms of style. And certainly doesn’t take any risk at all with the material.

Probably will do the job of serving as a reminder that the film is coming. Doesn’t add any excitement beyond what was there already.


February 25th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Once Again, The Oscars

in: Awards

So, it’s that time of the year again. Tonight one of these posters will join the big list.

Not the best set of posters ever, but not the worst either. No eyesores at least.

If I were to base my rooting on the posters I would either by hoping for an Hugo win (joyous, colorful, lively) or for a Tree of Life win (simple clean, but emotionally powerful image). But whichever film wins, it won’t be a truly great addition to the list, but it will probably be above the average of the posters for the winners of the last few years.

February 23rd, 2012 at 3:47 am

John Carter (In Mars!) Poster

John Carter Poster

I think this is my favorite John Carter poster so far. Such lovely, epic seeming scenery. And a great pulp book cover style. I’m still not convinced I will like the film, but this poster points at what I want it to be: pulp, epic, bizarre, otherworldly fun.

Which is probably not what everybody wants. And when we talk about a film like this, with a mega budget, the hope must be for something with a very broad, Pirates of the Caribbean like appeal. And I’m really not seeing any that. Not here, not in the other posters.


October 31st, 2011 at 11:43 am

Special Prints: Halloween Edition

Maybe I’m just a lot more aware of it these days because of the site, but it seems like the special poster for a screening/limited run for sale thing has exploded over the last couple of years. Not that I’m complaining, plenty of great stuff being created, some of which I have even bought for myself.

To celebrate some of that “stuff”, here are a few Halloween appropriate posters. 

First, from the guys over at Skuzzles, here are two posters by Rhys Cooper for two Troma cult classics:

These will be sold separately AND in a two-for-one combined print. The sale starts some random time tomorrow (November 1st) . If you are interested, go here.

Next, from Derek Gabryszak, here is a red hot one for Suspiria, which went on sale today over here.

And since we are talking about Derek, here is another one he made for Fargo:

Ok, that one isn’t so Halloween, buy it is cool, so…

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