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Once Again, The Oscars

February 25th, 2012 at 3:34 pm » Comments (1)

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, [...]



Oscar Week: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

February 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm » Comments (1)

When the first posters were released for Benjamin Button I struggled with what to say about them. That was months ago, but I’m still struggling. I’m basically mesmerized by what are, on the surface, very simple posters. Just the actors faces against a pitch black background. And yet, there is something more in there. The [...]



Oscar Week: The Reader

February 22nd, 2009 at 4:05 am » Comments (3)

The Reader has had quite a few different posters, but most focus on some variation of Ralph and Kate sharing something. The above variation is my favorite because of the way it combines the most interesting elements of the other posters into one nice package. It is basically a classic “very serious movie” poster. The [...]



Oscar Week: Slumdog Millionaire

February 20th, 2009 at 12:05 am » Comments (0)

When I first saw this poster for Slumdog I knew close to nothing about the film, and my reaction was basically “this is very ugly”. I hated the shining, colorful lights, the floating semi-transparent head, and, worst of all, the cheesy “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” inspired substitute for a tagline. As I learned [...]



Oscar Week: The Milk Posters

February 18th, 2009 at 11:07 pm » Comments (11)

The first time I saw the above poster I thought the background was a photo of actual milk being poured. Seemed like a lovely literal interpretation of something one wouldn’t expect to be interpreted literally. Well, it’s not milk. But I imagine the designer was conscious of the resemblance and got a kick out of [...]



Oscar Week: Frost/Nixon

February 17th, 2009 at 10:06 pm » Comments (0)

Frost/Nixon is basically an intimate, almost claustrophobic story. The poster takes a cue from that and shows us the the people at the center of this story. Nixon, swollen by shadows, and Frost in the light and looking decisive, almost angry. Honestly, its a little too claustrophobic for my own tastes. And yet, I can’t [...]



Because Second Guessing is Fun: The Key Art Awards

June 17th, 2008 at 11:57 pm » Comments (2)

So, the Key Art Awards winners were announced this weekend in such categories as best campaign, best action/adventure/horror trailer and a bunch of others that no one here cares about. Now, about the posters… Action/Adventure/Horror Posters Winner I was initially a little bothered that my very favorite category, horror posters, had been put together with [...]



It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated

May 16th, 2008 at 10:58 pm » Comments (4)

The nominees for this year’s Key Art Awards have been announced. You can check out the nominated posters easily in this cool gallery from IMPAwards. Also, check out monKeyArtsAwards for a list of what the judges look for in the Key Art Awards competition. I’ll probably make a longer post about this down the line, [...]



And in a Few Hours, One of These Will Join That Big List

February 24th, 2008 at 8:55 pm » Comments (5)

No Country For Old Men The main poster for No Country has Llewelyn Moss running through the plains, holding a shotgun a a case full of money. Meanwhile Chigurh looms over him ghost like. It’s pretty faithful to the core of the film, but in the transition to the poster we lose both the amazing [...]



79 Years of Best Picture Winners in Posters

February 21st, 2008 at 12:41 pm » Comments (372)

This weekend the winners of the 80th Academy Awards will be announced. Which gives me a nice excuse to post a compilation of the posters for all of the best picture winners so far.


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