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Bruno

April 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm » Comments (1)

I’ve been torn about Bruno since the project was announced. I mean, Borat was tons of fun, but a part of the fun was that it felt fresh when it came to the big screen and became a cultural sensation, despite the fact that the show had been going on for a few years in [...]



Alternate Poster for Taking Woodstock

April 28th, 2009 at 10:14 pm » Comments (2)

[removed by request of the author] So, you have seen the official poster for Taking Woodstock. But now here you see John Malloy’s alternate version which the studio ultimately didn’t pick. It’s obvious from these two that they always wanted the poster to be quite psychedelic. In the end they went with an image that [...]



The Stepfather Poster

April 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm » Comments (2)

I just can’t resist this 80′s drenched poster for The Stepfather. Is the whole thing (tagline, premise and image) widely over the top and more than a little ridiculous? Sure! That’s why it’s fun! The Stepfather is, of course, a remake of a same titled movie from 1987, which had a pretty interesting poster too: [...]



And the Prize for Most Improved Poster Goes to….

April 21st, 2009 at 7:56 pm » Comments (1)

I’m not saying this is a great poster, but it is much, much better than the last poster. The new poster at least shows some humor and creativity in the attempt to convey and sell the movie’s premise. Also: basic skills in the use of colors. (Via IMPAwards)



Extract Teaser Poster

April 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm » Comments (1)

I guess this trend from a couple of years ago isn’t quite dead yet. Although this is a really painful turn for the genre. I do have to wonder about the effectiveness of this. Sure, it might get a few giggles. It might get noticed. But it makes the movie appear juvenile and alienates a [...]



Brothers Bloom Posters

April 15th, 2009 at 9:32 pm » Comments (5)

Ok, first off, this is not an official poster for Brothers Bloom. Instead it’s something the director asked his cousin to cook up. Still, it’s worth posting. Even tough I’m not a big fan of this particular drawing I think it still shows the potential drawn posters have to mesmerize and sell movies. Could we [...]



Moon Posters

April 14th, 2009 at 11:51 pm » Comments (1)

I’m intrigued by these two poster for Moon, both of which I quite like. The one above is new, the one below is the one we had seen before. Both posters have the same general objective: put the focus in Sam Rockwell’s character and give us a sense of his isolation (the film has him [...]



Taking Woodstock Poster

April 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm » Comments (3)

Is it possible to get an acid trip just from looking at a poster? It’s almost impossible to read anything on this poster, with the exception of the title. And even that is a little hard on the eyes. So you might not get the tagline “A Generation Began in His Backyard”. You might not [...]



Not Really a Movie Poster …

April 7th, 2009 at 9:53 pm » Comments (1)

But this play on the classic Bass poster for Anatomy of a Murder amused me, so maybe it will amuse you too. (Via)



UK and France Represent

April 6th, 2009 at 10:11 pm » Comments (4)

Last week I, very lightly, mocked the repetition of some design decisions in the posters for the X-Men series. Well, Today France totally shut me up. Different characters in every poster! Well, one or two different characters in every poster, but still… I have to admit that, as far as selling the movie goes, this [...]



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