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Conan Poster

July 14th, 2008 at 1:44 pm » Comments (1)

This poster made me realize just how much I associate Conan with the Governator. The image doesn’t show Conan’s head (as far as I know the actor hasn’t been cast yet) but just by seeing the body and the sword I immediately imagine Schwarzenegger’s head on top of it. The funny thing is that I’m [...]



Henry Poole is Here Poster

July 10th, 2008 at 4:32 pm » Comments (8)

Here is why this poster worked for me: it actually got me to look the film up. And it did this through two things. First, the color scheme and drawing style caught my eye and made me pay attention. Then the simple BELIEVE, together with the url (willhenrybeleive.com), intrigued me. The sentiment is strong, believe, [...]



Japanese Hancock Poster

July 10th, 2008 at 10:27 am » Comments (5)

What’s most striking about this poster is just how serious it is. The whole drunk super-hero thing is just substituted by a very serious Will Smith. As a matter of fact he is so serious he seems to be causing a lightning storm and a hurricane. Which he probably should be saving people from if [...]



It’s Raining Madness

July 10th, 2008 at 12:27 am » Comments (1)

So, get this. Tropic Thunder is a movie about the making of a movie, also called Tropic Thunder. Rain of Madness is a fake documentary about the making of Tropic Thunder. The fake Tropic Thunder, that is. Rain of Madness is also yet another reference to Apocalypse Now. Or more specifically to the documentary Heart [...]



More Blindness Posters

July 7th, 2008 at 12:02 pm » Comments (2)

I find the differences between the posters for Blindness and The Happening interesting. Both are films that involve an apocalyptic situation in which a plague causes widespread panic and chaos. But The Happening was a mainstream summer movie whose marketing was aimed at the broadest audience possible for the film. Blindness on the other hand [...]



The Very Last One

July 3rd, 2008 at 10:18 pm » Comments (4)

Ok, so for the final poster they went with a bunch of people standing around, in the style of Date Movie and Meet the Spartans, instead of using of a bunch of people sitting around, the style of the posters for the Scary Movies and Superhero Movie. That’s variety right there. It is pretty bad, [...]



More Than a Passing Resemblance

July 3rd, 2008 at 12:46 pm » Comments (6)

Thanks to Philip for pointing this out.



The Family that Preys Poster

July 2nd, 2008 at 11:45 pm » Comments (2)

I always hated those optical illusion black and white things that could be more than one image, depending on how you look at it. They always made me feel like I might be missing something that everybody else is seeing: “Wow, that witch flying a frog into Santa’s house is pretty amazing!” meanwhile I’m seeing [...]



To the Winners the Posters

July 2nd, 2008 at 12:08 pm » Comments (1)

I probably should have posted this Sunday, but better late then never. First, I wanted to highlight this retro posters for Wall-E, that were pointed out to me by reader Pristine a while ago and which I pretty much love. Unfortunately they are kind of expensive. And in celebration of Wanted’s surprisingly strong second place [...]



Yes, Again, But You Know You Still Want To See It

July 1st, 2008 at 11:15 pm » Comments (4)

The Dark Knight is coming our way in less than three weeks, so expect to see at the most 21 more posters for it. But this one is good, and it’s also, I’m glad to say, very different from all the other recent posters. (Thanks to Casty for passing the poster along)



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