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Motherhood Poster

July 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm » Comments (2)

A while back there seemed to be a trend of comedy posters using very bright lime greens as background, in an apparent attempt to run away from the classic solid white background. Thankfully the trend has disappeared. I hope the above poster doesn’t mark the start of a trend of comedy posters with bright yellow [...]

New I Can do Bad All by Myself Poster

July 20th, 2009 at 8:49 pm » Comments (1)

And talking about weird, here is Madea as Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs. And this is why I’m still excited about new posters for Tyler Perry’s movies. They might not always be great (sometime they stink in fact), they might not always be original, but at least there a sense of trying to do something [...]

Zombieland Poster

July 14th, 2009 at 9:02 pm » Comments (4)

This poster for Zombieland has an abundance of land, but a clear lack of Zombies. I mean, it does a pretty good job of setting a carnival ride feel, of setting the worldwide scope of the threat and it’s a nice teaser image to boot. But it still feels more like Disasterland or Fireland. It [...]

Jennifer’s Body Poster

July 14th, 2009 at 8:54 pm » Comments (2)

The first poster for Jennifer’s body suffered from a certain lack of originality. Still, it was a crisp display of the sex + danger = fun equation. Well, here we have the second poster and, although it works well on the sex front, the danger is almost totally gone. In its place we have some [...]

Inglorious (But Very Good Looking!) Killers of Nazis

July 9th, 2009 at 8:45 pm » Comments (1)

Brad Pitt as Nazi killing machine, and some vaguely humorous text. This is the most crystal clear case for why you might want to see this film I have seen so far. It’s not necessarily my favorite design, as I’m quite fond of the character posters with the white and red background that have cropped [...]

I Love You Phillip Morris

July 8th, 2009 at 9:47 pm » Comments (9)

The thing that really caught my attention about this poster is the little Cannes logo. It’s sort of jarring to see a film starring Jim Carrey associated with the symbol that screams “art-house” and “indie”. Especially because it otherwise seems like a pretty typical “Jim Carrey making a goofy face” poster. Although one with an [...]

Couple’s Retereat Poster

July 7th, 2009 at 9:47 pm » Comments (1)

So, here we have a film starring Vince Vaughn, with a side of Jon Favreau. As the trailer makes it clear, this is a comedy. Based on that, shouldn’t the poster be more fun? A bunch of people sulking inside a body of water doesn’t really spell barrel of laughs to me. At least not [...]

Land of the Running Will Ferrell

June 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm » Comments (2)

Theory: The T-Rex has been overused in movies, and really overused in marketing materials. True or False? (Via TrailerAddict)

The Hangover has Many Posters

May 26th, 2009 at 9:37 pm » Comments (3)

Let this be a lesson to all the kids out there: sure, that face tattoo looks narly now. But once you grow older, pudgier and much less threatening it will look very very silly. It will probably help the poster for that film you have a small part in stand out more though. In general [...]


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 [...]

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