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The Spirit Art School Poster

July 31st, 2008 at 11:47 pm » Comments (0)

The Spirit has one the most interesting poster campiagns of this year, and they apparently plan on keeping it interesting. The latest gambit is is a parternership with nine art schools for the creation of nine student-designed campaigns, which will, I assume, include posters. The first poster resulting from this partnership can be seen above, [...]



Remakes and Sequels: Still Milking My Childhood

July 30th, 2008 at 11:47 pm » Comments (2)

The Friday the 13th series has a special place in my heart. The very first real horror movie I ever saw, back when I was a tender and innocent child, was a Friday. Not entirely sure which. I would afterwards be scared time and time again by the other installments of this great series. As [...]



Another Blindness Poster

July 30th, 2008 at 1:21 am » Comments (0)

I might be wrong, but I think this is the first non-character Blindness poster to focus exclusively on Jullianne Moore, who plays the only person not affected by the blindness epidemic. Before that we had posters that focused on the general concept or that gave space to the all-star cast. The focus on the character [...]



Lakeview Terrace Poster

July 28th, 2008 at 10:56 pm » Comments (2)

Ok, I think the idea behind this poster is pretty clear. We have Sam Jackson as a cop, looking very menacing. That look is contrasted with the background which shows a quiet suburb at sundown. What we are supposed to get is that beneath the seemly peacefulness of the surroundings is Jackson’s character, ready to [...]



A Tale of Two Posters

July 25th, 2008 at 1:37 am » Comments (3)

Ok, this is interesting. It is similar to the artwork used to sell the game, making the brand identity clear. It’s a strong image with dark colors that sets an engrossing mood. It’s also different enough to stand out and be noticeable. It’s a bit exaggerated and over the top, but not too much and [...]



Two Posters for the Remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still

July 23rd, 2008 at 11:48 pm » Comments (1)

Just the other day I found myself taking a long hard look at the classic poster for The Day the Earth Stood Still, which you can see below. A truly great fifties poster. Because of that I had the images of that earlier poster in my mind when I went over to ComingSoon to look [...]



Japanese Dragonball Poster

July 23rd, 2008 at 12:12 am » Comments (1)

Let me make a confession: I used to be a Dragonball fan. Really, really liked the show. And back on those old days I used to drool at the thought of a Dragonball movie. But the years have passed, my tastes have changed and boy is this looking like a bad idea now. Looking being [...]



Jim Carrey Says Yes to Goofy Faces

July 22nd, 2008 at 12:47 am » Comments (8)

Well, this is certainly a much more “welcoming” than the last poster for a Jim Carrey movie. The poster for Yes Man is very breezy, light and bright. It also seems to have some of the visual elements that you might find in a motivational poster or self-help book cover, which fits with the story [...]



Conan Then

July 18th, 2008 at 9:31 pm » Comments (3)

The above poster for the very first Conan has become sort of a cult item, and it’s remarkable for being pretty consistent with much of the artwork done for the Conan character over the years. Still, considering the sheer amount of pulpy goodness associated with character (just check the covers for Savage Sword of Conan) [...]



New Clone Wars Posters

July 18th, 2008 at 1:27 am » Comments (4)

It’s obvious that these posters for Clone Wars are trying quite hard to look like classic Star Wars posters. And to some extent they are successful. The connection is obvious and the style immediately recognizable. But for me that just makes it even more painfully clear that this isn’t a real Star Wars movie. The [...]



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