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New Posters of the Week (8/30/13)

August 30, 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 lot of posters this week and quite the range of styles. So many different colors and styles; and several of them showcase just one person (11 out of 15 do).

Some I just have to mention. Gravity gets us up close and personal with George Clooney and gives off an expected tone for the upcoming thriller. I really like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and his head (and all of him) being up in the clouds. The Hunted grabs my attention with the colorization. I have no idea what that is for but it reminds me of V/H/S.

The poster for Mr. Pip may be a bit lazy as a collage, but I like it because it makes me think of The Impossible. I hope it is a fraction of as good. As cool as the Thor ones are, they don’t do anything special for me. Dallas Buyers Club annoys me in that it has McConaughey holding a phrase instead of, perhaps, a pill. It’s odd and takes away from the poster for me. I am having a hard time picking which I like more among the colorful 47 Ronin, the time-period The Gettysburg Address and the amazing All is Lost.

Just some all around good posters this week for me.

My faves of the week: Gravity, All is Lost and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.tpicks

Bubbawheat

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Now, I don’t know that the Dallas Buyers Club was originally a pill, but I thought the version here was a neat idea, and honestly still do, though I’m not sold on the blurry, unrecognizable eyepatch-wearing face. I think it’s interesting to look at both These Birds Walk and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, they are basically the same pose and yet evoke completely different emotions. Mitty is much more whimsical with his stuffy business suite and muted colors, even his pose feels a little stiff, while These Birds Walk is much more energetic and uplifting with the warm colors and the more natural, athletic pose.

I’m interested in the style of the Salinger poster, but I’m unfamiliar with the story and the tagline feels like it’s exploiting the whole Snowden case. The two Thor posters are alright, I think between the two of them, I’m more fond of Loki’s poster and find it interesting that they use a more warm color palette for him. I do like Gravity with the subtle helmet reflection, All is Lost with it’s tilted horizon, The colorful nature of 47 Ronin, and the interesting framing in A Single Shot.

My faves of the week: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 47 Ronin and These Birds Walk.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

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2013 9:40 am

    Is the Salinger poster meant to look Archer? Haha!

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    • September 7, 2013 12:57 am

      it does, kinda, doesn’t it? haha

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  2. August 30, 2013 11:28 am

    Oooh, I like the Loki one for Thor… naturally 😉 But I also like Gravity & 47 Ronin. I so hope Ronin is good, I like Keanu 😀

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    • August 31, 2013 11:12 am

      I haven’t seen much in the way of trailers or news, but the posters do have me curious about 47 Ronin.

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      • September 7, 2013 12:58 am

        I am curious about 47 Ronin now too. I wasn’t too much after the 1st trailer, but more so now.

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  3. August 30, 2013 12:57 pm

    I like the looks of that Salinger poster and the one for A Single Shot, which you can watch on Itunes right now by the way.

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    • September 7, 2013 12:58 am

      Thanks for that bit of info. I didn’t know that. Did you watch it yet? Is it worth the buy?

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  4. August 30, 2013 3:29 pm

    I like the Loki poster, and the one for 47 Ronin is really eye-catching. I also like the one for Gravity.

    Of the “walking on air” ones, These Birds Walk does it much better than Walter Mitty. It’s a great concept for Walter Mitty (I read the original story in grade school)… it’s just that the execution is way, way too stiff. He needs to be lying back daydreaming while floating, or maybe running on an obviously-imaginary road or something — anything to make it less obviously “cut and paste Ben Stiller onto these clouds.”

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    • September 7, 2013 12:59 am

      Always appreciate your input here at Posters of the Week! There have been so many Walter Mitty ones to release since this post originally launched. I wonder how many more they will do.

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