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New Posters of the Week (11/24/13)

November 24, 2013

Happy Sunday! 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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Since it’s been a little bit since we looked at posters, quite a few came out that are deserving of some attention. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

At first, I didn’t like the poster for Divergent. It has that weird “is it animated? is it real?” kind of look to it. And then I remembered that it is based on a book and the poster looks like those shiny gloss paperback book covers on the shelves of Barnes & Noble. Fitting. Now I like it. Enemies Closer intrigues me only because I don’t know if Van Damme is who the warning is for…or against. I’ll be honest in telling you that I was disappointed by the Noah poster only because I would’ve expected at least a portion of the Ark to be present.

The yellow tint usage for Sunlight Jr. is appropriate although I have no real interest in what appears to be a romance film with Matt Dillon. Love the Maleficent poster. Her costume…those eyes…it all looks GREAT. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is another favorite although I have a suspicion that the posters and trailers for this remake will ultimately be better than the film itself…

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is obviously one of my favorites of the week. And to see Hiccup grown up with that sweet helmet…I can’t wait! Lastly, I’m glad they have kept the old school look for Grudge Match.

My faves of the week: How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the int’l poster for Lone Survivor.

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There’s obviously a ton of posters this time around and so there will be quite a few nice ones. I’m with you on Maleficent, I think she looks great and I’m always a fan of fairy tale adaptations with only a few exceptions (*cough* Mirror Mirror *cough*). I’m really excited for How To Train Your Dragon 2 as well, Hiccup looks great with his older and more mature look for him. The Lego Movie is another great poster even though it’s different from most of these posters in that there is a ton going on in this poster, where most of the rest are much more simple. Walter Mitty is another one of the few with a lot going on in it, I have already read one mediocre review for the movie from a festival showing that could give your theory some weight, but we’ll see.

I’m not always a fan of the sliced up style posters, but I think that Repentance makes it work with the washed out color pallate. Enemies Closer looks like it could be a classic Van Damme movie, but it has a much more modern look to it. I do still like how Grudge Match has kept the classic look, but I do also think that this one isn’t as interesting as any of the earlier ones featured. I’m also underwhelmed with the Noah poster, especially since there have been so many dark posters with a central figure in the middle with his back to the camera.

My faves of the week: How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie and Repentance

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

up next:

  • Review for Delivery Man
  • Movie News Monday!
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom permalink
    November 24, 2013 8:07 pm

    I personally am digging the new Walter Mitty poster and the first of the two Wolf of Wall Street posters here. Good stuff guys!

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  2. November 25, 2013 1:05 am

    Nymphomaniac. Coming Soon.

    If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.

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  3. November 25, 2013 2:17 am

    Love the Maleficent one, but can’t help but wonder WHY is there a Lego movie?

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  4. November 25, 2013 8:14 am

    Hi, Terrence:

    Good stuff!

    Why am I not surprised that Roman Polanski is tacklling one of the better, though lesser known Fetish and Kink films of the 1960s with ‘Venus in Fur’?

    Cool looking poster! Have a sneaking suspicion that it will take off where his earlier, ‘Bitter Moon’ ended.

    Also like the poster for ‘Dragons 2’.

    I’ve seen the trailer for ‘Maleficent’. The poster lives up its creepy malevolence and suspense.

    The poster for ‘Mitty’ looks like the next evolution of ‘The Truman Show’.

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