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The Savages Poster

October 31st, 2007 at 8:58 pm » Comments (3)

Having watched the trailer, I already knew that The Savages was a live action movie before seeing the poster. I wonder if I would have thought it was an animated film from the poster alone. I think I might, although the style of the drawing and the people involved would have made me think it [...]



The Bucket List

October 30th, 2007 at 4:34 pm » Comments (1)

You know, for two old guy who are apparently stranded in the middle of a desert Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman look quite happy. I’m not quite as happy tough. In fact, as I look at the poster, I’m mostly bored. I’m sure that something great is going on somewhere nearby, or maybe Jack just [...]



Juno Poster

October 29th, 2007 at 9:16 pm » Comments (0)

Last year the Little Miss Sunshine marketing team made great use of the yellow VW bus. Not only was the vehicle prominently displayed in most of the advertising material, the color itself was splashed in anything Little Miss Sunshine related. This poster for Juno seems to be trying to do something similar, but using the [...]



Round-Up of Recent Posters

October 28th, 2007 at 5:33 pm » Comments (0)

There weren’t many interesting new posters being released this week, so here is a round-up of recent posters that didn’t quite inspire me to write a full post about them. Christmas in Wonderland The most remarkable thing about this poster is how drab the colors are. They don’t exactly spell holiday cheer, do they? The [...]



International Hitman Poster

October 24th, 2007 at 8:17 pm » Comments (0)

This international poster for Hitman is just very, very bad. It looks like the poster for a cheap direct to video actioner, right down to the women with a backless dress that gets thrown in there to add sex appeal. And the lighting on Olyphant’s head? I really did not need to get such a [...]



Second There Will Be Blood Poster

October 23rd, 2007 at 10:30 pm » Comments (1)

Recently the posters for Knocked Up and for 40 year Old Virgin showed just how effective a close up of the main character can be. It’s a simple design, but one that, if done right, can communicate a lot about the movie and about why it is interesting. In theory I think this type of [...]



The Perfect Holiday Poster

October 22nd, 2007 at 9:00 pm » Comments (10)

Well, the holidays must be getting closer, because here is another crappy poster for a Christmas themed movie. Maybe the problem is me. Maybe I’m getting old and cynical and can no longer appreciate the simple naive joys of Christmas. But this poster just screams bad Christmas movie to me. Everything about it annoys me, [...]



John Rambo Poster

October 18th, 2007 at 5:15 pm » Comments (2)

And here it is, the first official poster for John Rambo. Or is it just Rambo now? They keep changing the damned title. This really surprises me, but I quite like the poster. It showcases a certain amount of class, style and restraint that I doubt the actual film will have. And yes, there is [...]



27 Dresses Poster

October 17th, 2007 at 11:08 pm » Comments (4)

Often the poster designers seem not to know what to do with all the credits they have to place in the poster, and they end up just cramming all that text in a corner where it doesn’t get on the way too much. So I think that what they have done here, incorporating the credits [...]



New The Water Horse Poster

October 16th, 2007 at 11:43 pm » Comments (2)

This new poster for The Water Horse is less cutesy than the last one, and in part because of that I think it does a better job of appealing to the young ones without repelling the adults that will have to take them to see the film. The poster also more clearly positions the movie [...]



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