‘Straw Dogs’ poster

Posted by · 5:52 pm · June 14th, 2011

Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” will be hitting theaters this September. The trailer hit last month. Today, the poster. I’m glad marketing went head-on by not just invoking, but straight up reconstituting the striking imagery from the original film’s one-sheet. If you’re gonna do it, might as well go all out. Lurie revealed it today via […]

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‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ teaser poster (NSFW)

Posted by · 10:36 am · June 2nd, 2011

Early this morning, Sony revealed the (official) trailer for David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The studio has also unveiled the film’s official website, which debuts the first one-sheet for the film. Check out the full image after the jump.

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‘The Descendants’ poster

Posted by · 7:16 pm · May 30th, 2011

Last week we got a look at the new trailer for Alexander Payne’s first film in seven years, “The Descendants.” Today, the poster comes our way. Take a look at the full image after the jump.

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‘Melancholia’ poster

Posted by · 6:48 am · April 28th, 2011

One of the mostly eagerly awaited films of next month’s Cannes Film Festival, Lars von Trier’s latest has just unveiled an international one-sheet — and while it’s less than illuminating, employing only a single (lovely) still we’ve already seen amid an ocean of white space, I’m happy for this one to play coy. Meanwhile, I […]

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‘Meek’s Cutoff’ poster

Posted by · 5:41 pm · February 16th, 2011

Regular readers probably know by now how much I love Kelly Reichardt’s spare, serene Oregon Trail western “Meek’s Cutoff,” which premiered at Venice back in the early days of autumn (how long ago does that feel?), clocked in at #2 on my Best of 2010 list and finally hits US theaters in April. (An unglamorous […]

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‘Rabbit Hole’ poster #2

Posted by · 11:35 am · November 30th, 2010

John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole” landed Independent Spirit nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay earlier this morning, but was left off of the Best Picture list.  Go figure that one out.  This afternoon, via Cinematical, Lionsgate has revealed a striking new poster for the film, one that differs considerably from […]

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‘True Grit’ international poster

Posted by · 9:26 am · November 18th, 2010

A few weeks back, we debuted the official teaser poster for the Coen brothers’ “True Grit.” Today, IMDb has dibs on a batch of character banners, including the film’s international poster.  We’re expecting to finally see the film some time after thanksgiving, so two, three weeks tops.  Unfortunately for the film, anticipation is at a […]

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‘How Do you Know’ poster

Posted by · 12:59 pm · November 17th, 2010

Ugh, when is this checkered thing going to go away in movie posters?  Can we get someone on the case, find out whether this idea is really all that more impactful (to steal an invented marketing phrase) than something that might actually catch my eye at the theater?  Isn’t the bad poster gambit getting completely […]

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New ‘Black Swan’ poster

Posted by · 11:52 am · November 16th, 2010

It’s clearly Poster Revision Day or something, as this new concept for Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” (you may have heard of it by now) builds and improves on the simple head shot unveiled in August — while maintaining its pristine, counter-intuitive snow-white sheen. Obviously, nothing’s going to top those Art Deco-inspired teaser designs released last […]

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US ‘Made in Dagenham’ poster ups the drama

Posted by · 11:02 am · November 16th, 2010

Well, this is interesting. The newly unveiled US poster for cheery true-life Britpic “Made in Dagenham” points to a tactical turnabout as politically suggestive as its red-to-blue color shift — one that suggests Sony Pictures Classics still harbor serious awards hopes for this 1960s-set underdog story. An initial one-sheet was based directly on the jolly […]

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‘Frankie & Alice’ poster

Posted by · 12:55 pm · November 15th, 2010

The Halle Berry starrer “Frankie & Alice” screens tonight and throughout the week in Los Angeles.  And Berry may or may not be a contender in this year’s competitive Best Actress race.  (Dave Karger seems to think she is.)  Regardless, I can’t make the screening tonight, but I’ll catch up with it later in the […]

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‘Blue Valentine’ poster

Posted by · 4:06 pm · November 9th, 2010

Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” has been very much in the conversation as of late due to an unfortunate NC-17 rating.  The film saw it’s Los Angeles premiere this week as part of AFI Fest and still has well over a month before it opens.  A trailer recently hit, conjuring a lovely and unique atmosphere, and […]

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‘Jane Eyre’ poster

Posted by · 11:59 am · November 8th, 2010

Memo to the folks handling “The King’s Speech” at TWC: this is how you rustle up a poster for a period prestige pic. Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” — the first since Franco Zeffirelli’s Charlotte Gainsbourg-starring attempt in 1996 — is one of my most curiously awaited films of 2011. The novel, […]

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‘The Tree of Life’ gets a poster… and a synopsis

Posted by · 7:34 pm · November 3rd, 2010

The pieces are gradually — very gradually — falling into place for Terrence Malick’s endlessly delayed “The Tree of Life.” First, new adoptive parent Fox Searchlight revealed a US release date of May 27, 2011. Now, courtesy of Collider, we have our first glimpse, albeit not of the finest quality, of a sales poster for […]

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‘The Illusionist’ poster, featuring yours truly

Posted by · 4:01 am · November 3rd, 2010

Hey, have you heard that I kinda like a little animated picture called “The Illusionist?” I may have mentioned it once or twice here. Well, Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a new one-sheet for the film, and while I normally get quite critical about the design aspects of posters, this one has my full approval […]

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‘The King’s Speech’ poster

Posted by · 4:57 pm · November 2nd, 2010

Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” has had an air of “prestige” around it ever since a plot synopsis hit the net.  So no mistake that the official one-sheet for the film adopts that kind of high gloss approach, but, well, it’s a bit vanilla if you ask me.  Check out the full image, courtesy of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Way Back’ poster

Posted by · 12:52 pm · October 28th, 2010

I’ve written plenty about “The Way Back,” Peter Weir’s first film in seven years, here, here and here.  And I talked to Weir at length about the project here.  So I’m tapped out for now, though I’m eager to hear what others will have to say.  The UK trailer dropped a few weeks back giving […]

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‘Rabbit Hole’ poster

Posted by · 4:12 pm · October 27th, 2010

Friday we got a look at the trailer for John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole.” Today, courtesy of Awards Campaign, we get the first poster, which I’d say clashes with the tone of the film somewhat.  Have a look at the full image after the jump.

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