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New Posters of the Week (8/23/13)

August 23, 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:

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A random mix this week with some interesting and artistic posters alongside some routine ones as well. I’ll just mention the ones I rather like this week.

First off, The Fifth Estate. I like its framing and color choice. It reminds me of one for Dead Man Down from a while back. The poster for +1 is neat with its color scheme and duality. Speaking of color scheme, the usage of black & white in The Grandmaster is simple and time-period appropriate.

Framing-wise, I love The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete poster which is odd for me as the box art style usually doesn’t appeal to me. And Mission Park is stylish. I don’t care for Visitors or Don Hemingway (although the baboon is hilarious) and Last Vegas is not appealing. The biggest disappointment for me is How I Live Now given that the trailer so intrigued me. Hopefully the next one will be better.

My faves of the week: The Grandmaster, The Fifth Estate and Mission Park.tpicks

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I love Mission Park‘s design, there’s so much going on in that piece, but it all flows together so well from the bullet hole in the O, the P flowing into the trigger guard, it really is very stylish.  And even though I’ve pointed out these kinds of poster a few times before, I really like it when actors are physically together and are smiling like they’re really having a good time like in Last Vegas.

I really love not just the baboon, but the tagline, and the swagger of Jude Law in the Don Hemingway poster. I’m especially drawn to The Night Visitor which reminds me a little bit of old Twilight Zone in a weird way, I think the green tint and video screen lines add the right kind of mystique to the poster. Zero Theorem looks kind of like a low-rent Matrix, and nothing else much stands out this week.

My faves of the week: Mission Park, Don Hemingway and The Night Visitor.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 The World’s End.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2013 6:35 am

    I’m outraged that they would left out the only worthy star from the MONUMENTS MEN poster – Cate Blanchett! Idiots….

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    • August 27, 2013 3:29 pm

      Good point, Dezzy. Although, Maybe they explain that part away with the title referring to the men and not the woman. perhaps

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  2. August 25, 2013 5:51 pm

    Hi T! The one I gravitate to the most is The Fifth Estate as I love that color scheme… plus having Benedict in it doesn’t hurt! 😉

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    • August 27, 2013 3:31 pm

      me too! well, except I dont’ have the same appreciation for Benedict

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  3. August 25, 2013 10:13 pm

    Most of these posters are terrible – they either lack imagination (How I Live Now), are basic photoshop jobs (Monuments Men and Last Vegas) or just uninvolving (Mister & Pete).

    The best of this bunch (which isn’t saying much) is easily Nothing Left To Fear and Don Hemmingway. Why is it that most horror films have vastly more imagination in their posters than many modern blockbusters with three times the budget? Anyone thinking Last Vegas will pull a crowd off that poster is an idiot.

    Jude Law is a god.

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    • August 27, 2013 3:32 pm

      so, you’re a fan of a lot of this week’s posters, right?! 🙂

      ha. Thanks for sharing a look at the posters with us!

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