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Capitalism: A Love Story Posters

October 6th, 2009 at 9:34 pm » Comments (12)

Michael Moore last few movie’s have had some striking, funny and sometimes polemic posters. They always caught your attention and often presented a clever visual linked to the theme of the movie. All of that only made me more disappointed at this latest one. It tries to be funny, but the joke is terminally lame. [...]



Big River Man Poster

January 22nd, 2009 at 8:35 pm » Comments (6)

I’m not, generally, a big fan of posters with lots of text. Posters are for images, not words. But this is a nice exception. A big part of why this is different is that they managed to include a great number of different text styles and coordinated them in a way that not only makes [...]



Poor, Poor Earth

November 6th, 2008 at 9:41 pm » Comments (1)

This new poster for Fuel reminds us of just how much poster designers love to mistreat our lovely planet. Obviously the environmental documentary genre has been a boon to this type of poster. But it is not the only genre that employs it. These are the few I could remember from the top of my [...]



Final Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden Poster (I Mean it This Time)

April 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 am » Comments (2)

This poster is quite something. An illustration with caricatural overtones that wouldn’t be out of place in the poster for a broad comedy. Morgan Spurlock looking a lot like a crazed Lawrence of Arabia. All in that the service of a documentary dealing with a pretty serious topic. In many ways this poster is an [...]



Standard Operating Procedure Posters

March 29th, 2008 at 4:59 am » Comments (0)

And here are two posters for the new movie from legendary documentarian Errol Morris, which deals with the Abu Ghraib incidents. I really like the first poster, which creates a memorable and easily understandable image. Simple but powerful. We don’t actually need to see the photos to be reminded of them. And in fact just [...]



The Weekly Round-Up: Chapter 27, Meet Dave, The Babysitters, Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot, Passchendaele and Flashbacks of a Fool

March 24th, 2008 at 9:28 pm » Comments (7)

Nothing better to start the week than a palate cleansing poster round-up. Chapter 27 I know what I’m supposed to think when I see this poster. I’m supposed to think about Mark Chapman. About the creepy expression in his eyes. And about the terrible crime he is about to commit. But instead all I’m thinking [...]



Final Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? Poster

February 26th, 2008 at 2:14 pm » Comments (0)


Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

I chuckled audibly the first time I saw this poster for Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?. I don’t know what I was expecting from a poster for this film, but a humorous version of the very famous Raiders of the Lost Ark poster wasn’t it.[...]



The People Vs. George Lucas Poster

February 18th, 2008 at 1:29 pm » Comments (3)


The People Vs. George Lucas Poster

I’m not sure whether The People Vs. George Lucas, a documentary which will supposedly allow Star War fans to speak their minds, will be a good film. It might be an interesting look at the relationship of the fans with Lucas and with the world he helped to create. It might be a boring whine fest. Or it might be something in between. But I do know that they already have a great (very) early teaser poster.[...]



Round-Up of Recent Posters

October 28th, 2007 at 5:33 pm » Comments (0)

There weren’t many interesting new posters being released this week, so here is a round-up of recent posters that didn’t quite inspire me to write a full post about them. Christmas in Wonderland The most remarkable thing about this poster is how drab the colors are. They don’t exactly spell holiday cheer, do they? The [...]



The King of Kong Poster

June 13th, 2007 at 10:01 pm » Comments (7)

I kind of like this poster. It manages to transmit that “good old times” feeling, it’s splashy, and it introduces the main players and the story succinctly. It makes the film look as exciting as you could possibly make a documentary about two guy fighting for the top score in Donkey Kong look. I do [...]



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