New Posters of the Week (10/11/13)
As you know I love checking out and collecting movie posters! With teases of what to expect from the featured film, posters are one of my favorite parts of the whole cinematic experience. If you love movie posters like I do, then you are likely to enjoy the latest ones of the week!
It’s that time again, and, as usual my friend, Bubbawheat (from Flights, Tights and Movie Nights) and I both share our thoughts on the movie posters recently released. These silent movie promoters are the results of the creative brainstorming of some talented (most of them) artists and sometimes can be even more thrilling than the movie they are advertising. Take a look at this week’s batch: (To view the fullscreen slideshow, click on any one of the posters below and scroll through with the arrow keys.)
So, several this week came out for movies that I know nothing about, such as The Immigrant, Battle of the Damned, Mindscape and Raze. But, even though unknown to me, several of them still pique my interest. Let me start with the “dull” ones though. Vampire Academy is unnecessary and I have no idea what the purpose of the bad coloration choice is, but it does nothing but make my eyes want to turn away. The Immigrant makes me laugh just because it’s Hawkeye with eyeliner. haha. I am curious about it though since it also stars Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard. A Case of You not a case that interests me at all sadly as it looks just like so many other rom-com posters.
I do like, however, some of the other posters. First at bat is the sweet NY Comic-con poster for Oldboy. How sweet is that imagery? I haven’t been sold on the remake yet, but that poster is amazing. Another that sparks my interest is Mindscape. Unfamiliar with the movie, the poster bears the resemblance of other psychological thrillers and the bendy waves add to the look and feel. I don’t really like the highlight of the eyes in the poster though. And while wishing for a different title, perhaps, there’s something about Men at Lunch that I still like. I’ve always liked that image and, though it may seem lazy to use it as a poster, I like it.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is striking, elegant and foreboding at the same time. And The Book Thief is so touching, much like its trailer. Several posters this week are simple yet satisfying to a degree.
My faves of the week: Blue Caprice, Oldboy and Men At Lunch.
Like you, I’m unfamiliar with a lot of these movies, probably a lot more than you since I’m only familiar with 3: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Oldboy, and Frozen, but I often like it that way and it’s interesting to go into these posters clean, so to speak. I’m pretty much in agreement with you on the posters you mentioned so I’ll take a moment to comment on some of the others. I really like that image of Frozen, I’m a big fan of this character design and I’m so happy to not see any glimpse of that snowman again. I like the bottom half of Mindscape much better than the top half, though the actual look of the title is awfully generic sci-fi. While I liked the last Blue Caprice poster much better, I think it’s interesting that the focus is still kept on the car, and while I’m not a fan of her facial expression, I love the rest of the design on Raze, and with Zoe Bell in the lead role, I imagine it will make for an action packed movie.
My faves of the week: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Frozen and Oldboy.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment!
Special thanks to Bubbawheat of Flights, Tights and Movie Nights for joining me today in sharing the New Posters of the Week.
-T, The Focused Filmographer