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.)
Promo posters for You’re Next give a threatening promise when put together:
This week is a nice contrast to last week’s posters as I quite like the majority of the new poster releases. Hard to pick out the ones I’d like to highlight today. Parkland, about the assassination of JFK, is simple yet powerfully striking. Best Man Down would’ve been better just using the dolls…like this:
Anyways, some other things I did like were a bit more subtle. Thanks for Sharing uses the photo collage option as well, but it is separated by two blue lines that appear similar to a “=” which kind of alludes to the fact that the sharing in the movie points to all of us being equal in problems and in fights against personal demons. Morning is nice with its use of geometrical shapes and Blue Caprice is just as ominous and dark as the events of the Washington DC sniper on which the film is based.
All of the horror flick posters look familiar and similar to so many others from the genre. Escape Plan makes me laugh only because they have those guns INSIDE their prison cells but at least that poster puts the right name above the respective actor (so many posters don’t). Muscle Shoals is beautiful, I like that one and aesthetically it catches my eye. Bears just makes me happy, which, I’m sure, the movie will too. I wouldn’t hang it on my wall, but it’s still nice.
The poster for Best Man Down doesn’t do a whole lot for me except for the cast. I enjoyed Tyler Labine from a little known show called Reaper and I’d love to see him do something bigger, I also noticed Shelly Long’s name and it feels like she hasn’t done anything in a while. I think Parkland uses a symbol that is powerful… to certain people. I’m not one of those people, but I can respect the fact that it’s important. Escape plan is a little silly, I mean couldn’t they find any bigger guns?
There is a lot of simplicity which I really like this week, even if there is an overwhelming theme of circular objects in the middle of the posters. Of the three (Bloodline, Crawl to Me and Mindscape) I think I like Bloodline the best though all three work to various degrees. I also like the simplicity of both Blue Caprice and Muscle Shoals, especially the hand carved look of the credits on Muscle Shoals. One of the few I didn’t like was Plush, the reflections in the glasses look overwhelmingly photoshopped on there.
Well, what do YOU think? Which ones are your favorites in this spotlight? Which ones do you like/hate and why? Leave a comment! 🙂
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