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– A smaller amount of posters this week, but several worth mentioning. I actually don’t think there’s a poster this time around that I don’t like. Granted, some are blander than others (Kick-A$$ 2, The Lifeguard), but they all have a certain something to them this week.
I very much love the poster for Almost in Love and the use of color and placement. The Heat is pretty fun and reminds me of posters of another time. (I can totally see a Lethal Weapon poster in this style hanging on my wall.) You’re Next serves its horror/thriller purpose but truthfully is lazy as it’s just a dark photo/screenshot. The choice for animation use in the special IMAX Pacific Rim poster gives it the comicbook/Saturday morning cartoon feel that is what I want for Pacific Rim. (I can’t wait for the live action version of Evangelion, Voltron, Big O, etc.)
But we must mention the winner of the week: the amazing poster for Much Ado About Nothing. This fanmade poster is being given out today at special showings across the nation. What an amazing piece of art by Matt Stevenson and hand-picked by Joss Whedon to distribute. (See more details on where/how you can get one HERE…and pick one up for me!)
Bubbawheat-I agree with you, there’s a lot of stylish and stylized posters and those are often my favorite kind. And the more standard posters are of movies that I’m excited about like Kick-A$$ 2, so I’m a bit more forgiving. I actually saw some of the finalists for that Much Ado About Nothing poster contest and I think I missed this one. It is indeed far and away better than any of the others I saw. Really beautiful piece.
As I mentioned, I love all the stylized posters this week, from Particle Fever‘s pseudo-time lapse imagery to Pacific Rim‘s anime/comic book inspired poster to Almost in Love‘s minimalist design and Afternoon Delight‘s neon sign style. I’m also fond of Lovelace‘s simplicity with the classic New Yorker style font, legs in the air in the shape of an X, hinting at what the movie is about without coming straight out with it. And while The Heat may mean to invoke a classic 70’s or 80’s style buddy cop movie, it actually reminds me a lot of old NES box art like Megaman or Contra, only less awkward. And while the horror movie thriller with the villain wearing a weird mask has been done to death, pun intended, I really like the use of light and shadows in the poster for You’re Next.
My faves of the week: Pacific Rim, Much Ado About Nothing, Particle Fever, and Lovelace – so tough to choose.
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.
–T, The Focused Filmographer
up next: Reviews for- The Iceman, White House Down and (possibly) The Heat.