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New Posters of the Week (6/7/13)

June 7, 2013

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.)

Thoughts:

TheFocusedFilmographer– Well, this week gives a few more disappoints once again (Where have all of the great posters gone?), but this week there are a few diamonds in the rough. First off, let’s give props to BOTH of the posters for The Butler. Wow. I am looking forward to this film (see the trailer HERE). I am also digging the poster for Tar and I like how everyone is looking directly at you, except for Zach Braff’s character. Delivery is pretty dark and Killing Season…well, it’s cliche, but what is up with Travolta’s jaw there? Drift is pretty boring for 2 reasons: Sam Worthington and it looks a lot like Chasing Mavericks. Maniac gives us another creepy photo made creepier by not showing us Elijah Wood’s face. I have to give some attention to Killing Season, Escape Plan and The Heat for actually placing the actors names above the people the name actually belong to. For some strange reason, posters love to mix the names and the faces.

My faves of the week: The Butler (both of them), Maniac (even though it is a rip-off of Drive) and World War Z.

Bubbawheat– This might be weird to say, but I really like the iconography of Drift, that’s probably not the right word for it, but I mean to say the look of the “D“. I also surprisingly like the poster for Tar, even though it has an overly used layout, the gold tone of the poster makes it look more unique. I’m not as big a fan of this Maniac poster especially considering how much I loved the shattered one. Is Escape Plan the one that used to be called The Tomb? I haven’t paid much attention to the actual plot, but that actually sounds like an interesting movie. More than Honey is also a beautiful way to look at a honey bee. I do like The Butler, though that is a huge list of names, at least it looks better than a huge photo collage used in movies like New Years Day. The rest is pretty blah.

My favorites are Escape Plan, More than Honey, and Tar.

Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂

Oh, and check out these new banners for Man of Steel. Are you ready for the film? Be sure to check out my spotlight- “Superman: A History and a New Hope.” HERE.

To see past editions of this post (Spotlight on New Posters of the Week), click HERE.

Posters courtesy ImpAwards, Collider and additional sources (visit them to see more like these).

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

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  1. June 7, 2013 11:55 pm

    I agree, this week doesn’t seem as strong as usual. I like both the posters for The Butler, but I think I would have liked the minimalist one more if he wasn’t punching his fist in the air. Just seems to not fit the mood of the piece. Maniac is a pretty good poster, and I like Escape Plan other than the fact that the way the title is done, it looks like it’s just Escape.

    More Than Honey pisses me off. Big, prominent Albert Einstein quote about the situation… except Einstein never said it. “Hey, we should have a dire quote about it to drive the point home before our film!” “Well, how about one from Einstein?” “But he never said it, and he wasn’t a biologist anyway.” “So? He was a smart guy. People are too stupid to question it.” Screw ’em. If the makers of the film lie so blatantly in the promotional material, they forfeit any right to have me watch their film.

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    • June 8, 2013 11:09 am

      Hmm, good point about The Butler’s fist punch. I wonder if Escape Plan will be as good as its poster. Stallone and Schwarzeneggar join forces yet again.

      More Than Honey is one that I was curious how people would like it…and if anyone would even research to see if Einstein said that or just swallow it as truth. it’s funny that just because it is Einstein he MUST have said it. 🙂

      thanks for chiming in. it was fun reading your comment

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      • June 8, 2013 1:18 pm

        I used to “collect” quotations when I was younger… Einstein is one of those guys that everything gets attributed to, appropriately or not, along with Ben Franklin and Mark Twain.

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  2. June 8, 2013 5:58 am

    Escape plan poster looks surprisingly good 😀

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    • June 8, 2013 11:16 am

      it does. but, I also agree with Morgan in that it looks as if the title was only “Escape”

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      • June 8, 2013 11:17 am

        Yeah which actually sounds better, they maybe changing it again 😀

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      • June 8, 2013 12:03 pm

        I wouldn’t mind!

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  3. June 8, 2013 8:10 am

    Delivery poster looks a lot like Carrie poster!

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    • June 8, 2013 11:16 am

      oh wow. it really does. Thanks for sharing

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  4. June 8, 2013 11:34 am

    This is the first I’ve heard of DeNiro and Travolta in “The Killing Season”. That poster with them and the gins just looks silly… LOL 🙄

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    • June 8, 2013 12:02 pm

      haha. it does look silly. I don’t know much about the film yet. i expect the trailer to hit probably this week. We’ll see.

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