Happy Friday! It is time, once again, to check out all of the…
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.)
TheFocusedFilmographer– An interesting mix today as not too many of this week’s posters are for blockbusters and yet happen to grab my attention. Byzantium sticks out to me the most with its colors and specifically the use of the color red. I also really like the schizophrenic feel of Maniac, starring Elijah Wood. The Smurfs 2 posters are just annoying to me and I really don’t know what’s going on with the not-blue smurf (?). Aside from the blue eyes in Blue Jasmine, that poster does nothing for me, but The Conjuring is creepy. While recent incoming reviews for World War Z look promising, I’m disappointed in the familiar re-using of this recent poster’s image of Brad Pitt. Booo! So, all that said, my top 3 posters this week are: Byzantium, Maniac and In the Fog.
Bubbawheat– I absolutely love that Maniac poster, it’s so striking and honestly not something I can think of as ever seeing before in a movie poster. I do also like The Conjuring, but I also feel like that kind of dirty black and white (or often sepia tones) has been done a lot before. I also agree with you on Byzantium, it’s a really striking image and I love the contrast and color scheme. I also find the Smurfs 2 rather annoying with the addition of a crazy smurf and a goth smurf, even though she’s only the third female Smurf after Smurfette and Sassette. I hate to say, but I wasn’t very much a fan of the kinda-painted-look-but-actually-looks-more-like-a-quick-photoshop-filter style of In the Fog.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
To see past editions of this post (Spotlight on New Posters of the Week), click HERE.
Special thanks to Bubbawheat of Flights, Tights and Movie Nights for joining me today in sharing the New Posters of the Week.
Have a great day!
–T, The Focused Filmographer