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New Posters of the Week (8/10/13)

August 10, 2013

Happy Saturday! 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:

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This week there were not too many posters released…and the ones that did are not too inspiring. I’m actually pretty disappointed. ha.look-of-disappointment-300x199

The teaser poster for The Monuments Men looks as if it was rushed out of the photoshop presses after the release of the great trailer yesterday (see it HERE). Rush, however, looks pretty good. I like how the streaks from speed on the poster go right along with the title. I wouldn’t have minded if they only used the bottom half of that poster and made it into a banner!rush

Honestly, at first I didn’t like the poster for Jayne Mansfield’s Car, but it grew on me. Why? Rather than list the names of everyone in a bold font and in your face, the names are subtly placed at the bottom and the faces of the people are shown instead to portray who is in it…eliminating part of the guessing game. Plus, it’s got that weird road/asphalt/blanket in the foreground and I have no idea what it’s for. haha.

If I liked Joaquin Phoenix a bit more, I might like the poster for her. From far away it just looks like a floating head since his shirt matches the background. I am really looking forward to the movie (see the trailer HERE), but this poster…to me…Horrible. And the Lovelace ones are attractive I guess, but I liked the one HERE from a few weeks ago more.

My faves of the week: Ender’s Game, Rush and Don Jon.tpicks

Bubbawheat

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Definitely not much to go on this week.

I disagree with you about Her though, I’m not sure what the movie’s about but with Spike Jonze directing I get the feeling it’s something quirky and off kilter. I also quite liked Mission Park, I have no idea what’s going on in that scene, but I want to know. I’m not sold on Jayne Mansfield’s Car though, while I do appreciate the fact that it’s a cast group shot rather than a cast photoshop, it’s just not a very interesting image. The tear and the tire marks add a little bit to it, but not enough in my opinion. And Ender’s Game is just plain old sci-fi cool.

My faves of the week: Ender’s Game and Don Jon.bpicks

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. 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.

T, The Focused Filmographer

Up next: Review for Elysium

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    August 10, 2013 12:28 pm

    Nice! I really like the simplicity of ‘Her’ and ‘Don Jon,’ and I’m definitely pumped about ‘Rush’ coming out. All the other posters are kind of bland, I agree.

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    • August 14, 2013 8:17 am

      Thanks for checking out the posters, Tom. Appreciate ya chiming in. Yeah, Don Jon has a good look to it. Hope next week’s posters are great.

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  2. Jazz Worthing permalink
    August 10, 2013 1:34 pm

    The her poster is cool. But enders game poster is BORING!!! I dont see the greatness of it. Reminds me of tron with a space background. Not impressed at all. 😦

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    • August 14, 2013 8:18 am

      Jazz! Great to have you here. Thanks for commenting. Not a fan of Ender’s Game poster, huh? haha. If I hadn’t seen the poster before and you told me that it was just “Tron with a Space Background” it would make me want to see it more. haha

      thanks. Hopefully the film will impress you more…but I think that even I may be disappointed.

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  3. August 10, 2013 1:40 pm

    My eye went right to the poster for HER, I guess because it’s really simple. Agree that MONUMENTS MEN looks really rushed. I wonder if they will go retro with it later on.

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    • August 14, 2013 8:19 am

      Retro would be the smart way to go with a poster for Monuments Men. Fitting.

      Glad you liked HER. Thanks for commenting

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  4. August 11, 2013 7:48 pm

    Hmmm, nothing really caught my eye this week thought the Don Jon one is pretty inventive.

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    • August 14, 2013 8:19 am

      yeah, I understand. Thanks for checking them out though

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