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New Posters of the Week (6/14/13)

June 14, 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– A few good ones this week. First, the bad: Justin and the Knights of Valour. Why? No one has heard of it and the fact that the poster tries to sell the movie by listing tons of actors, (that no one really knows for the most part) tends turns me away. Very weak poster. Also not a big fan of Passion or Big Star, and Blood makes me think of Inception and Lawless but will be nowhere near as good.

I do very much like 300: Rise of an Empire. The wave, red with blood, is graphically and visually telling. Wanted to point out that the “alien” in Stranded is wearing human clothes as the astronauts approach it. Not sure what’s going on there, but I’m intrigued by that. The To Do List isn’t a fave of mine but it reminds me of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. And, while I usually am not a big fan of the style Paranoia uses, I see Ford and Oldman as kings in Hollywood so I love that caption right under their images. I want to love the Elysium one but it reminds me of the Tom Cruise-centric Oblivion poster. (Ooh, don’t miss the new theatrical trailer for Elysium at the bottom of this post and share your thoughts!)

My faves of the week: 300: Rise of An Empire, Man of Tai Chi and, while The Hobbit one is beautiful, I really like the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters more.

Bubbawheat-I gotta mention the To Do List, it’s like a complete high school trope microcosm in one poster, they even fit the token black guy in there. And for some reason I feel like they all have weird looks on their faces. I’m also think that “her first F” is a pretty weak double entendre that I wasn’t even sure about until I read the list on the notebook, the only kind of clever thing about the poster. I also wasn’t that fond of the Hobbit poster, for being a poster that focuses on the background, it’s just not that impressive of an image. And finally, I hate to say it, and I’d love to be proven wrong, but when sci-fi titles make themselves look sci-fi by removing parts of the letters like here in Stranded and previously in the R’s of After Earth, it just bugs me.

Enough of the bad ones, lets get to some of the good ones, and there are quite a few. I’m really excited about Percy Jackson, my wife and I love the first movie and can’t wait to see the sequel, and that is such a great image with the symbol of Poseidon in the foreground. I also really like the style of Forever even though I have no idea what that movie is about. The A List  is a neat concept, but I feel like they mimicked the style of Facebook a little to much in the design. And the Man of Tai Chi is absolutely gorgeous. I really love how they used the Yin Yang design, but made it more wild and natural looking rather than forcing it into much cleaner lines. I also really like the feel of Pawn Shop Chronicles, it’s simple, relaxed, but has an air of coolness around it.

My faves of the week: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Man of Tai Chi and Forever.

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

As promised, check out the new theatrical trailer for Elysium starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and more. Look for it in theaters on August 9.

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.bubbawheat

Have a great day!

T, The Focused Filmographer

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  1. June 15, 2013 6:30 pm

    Some good and some bad, as usual. The poster for Big Star does nothing for me… although I had a darkly comic laugh at the idea that the neon sign was the star. Just picture it, an entire film about the trials and tribulations of a sign getting toted about from business to business. It’d be awful, but the audacity of it would be hilarious. 😀

    I’m going to call it now on Justin and the Knights of Valor: Strictly for kids, and not ones with very discriminating tastes. I hate to say that, because I enjoy a good medieval story, but it’s selling itself like a Golden Films direct-to-video knockoff, just without something to be knocking off.

    I like the idea behind the poster for Man of Tai Chi; I don’t think the execution quite lives up to the concept, but it’s still pretty good.

    The poster for Paranoia is pretty straightforward, but I like the canted angle on it; it suits the theme of the film. Saw the trailer for this at Man of Steel, and it looks to be pretty good.

    The posters for both of the “List” movies are pretty lame. Not a fan of the Pawn shop one either.

    Forever is the one that really wowed me with its visual style. No idea what it’s about, but the poster looks great.

    Stranded has me intrigued, which is what the poster should do. Decent set up beneath Slater’s huge head, and it’s been a while since we’ve seen Slater doing anything interesting.

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    • June 17, 2013 7:11 pm

      yeah, Big Star and Justin were pretty annoying to see IMO, but I do really like some of the others. Glad to see some love for FOREVER. I, too, have no idea what it’s about but it is visually striking.

      LOL at Slater’s huge head. hahahaha

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  2. June 16, 2013 1:03 pm

    None that blow me away but not bad 😀

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    • June 17, 2013 7:12 pm

      fair enough! 🙂

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  3. June 17, 2013 9:08 am

    I really like that Hobbit poster. There’s that feeling of a grand adventure but the tiny hobbit against that imposing backdrop gives me a sense of dread. It will hopefully be a dark and scary installment in the trilogy.

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    • June 17, 2013 7:14 pm

      hey Dan. thanks for commenting. The Hobbit does look threatening, I just hope it’s a better movie than the first one was. for me at least.

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  4. June 17, 2013 11:07 am

    Oh, I hope Passion the movie is better than poster for it – it looks much too photoshoped :/

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    • June 17, 2013 7:15 pm

      I hope so too. ha. cuz the posters haven’t looked to great to date. thanks for commenting

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    • June 18, 2013 8:52 am

      well Sati,
      let me tell you. Passion is not any better as a movie than the poster. Talk about disappointingly bad acting, unacceptably bad plot progression and predictability, and stale/boring sequences of events.

      I wouldn’t waste my time again and would encourage ya not to have high expectations

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