I Am Legend Banners

I Am Legend Banner

These banners for I Am Legend are quite cool. The posters so far focused solely on New York, showing it devastated. This collection broadens the scope of the destruction immensely. And to a certain extent they drive home the point that Will Smith isn’t just alone on New York, on on America. He is alone in the world.

Plus, they should be very useful when marketing the film abroad. Both because they make the film seem less provincial and because the individual banners could make the people in the countries they depict feel included. Included in the mass death and destruction in this case, but it still counts.

(Via http://moviesoonhk.com/)

Hong Kong
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner
I Am Legend Banner


MovieSoonHK has got two more banners. That makes 11 total, for those keeping score at home.

I Am Legend Banners Taipei
I Am Legend Banners Seul

Possibly Fan Made Whiteout Poster

Possibly Fan Made Whiteout Poster

This poster, which has been making the rounds, may or may not be a fan made creation. Steve Lieber, artist of the original comic book, says he assumed it was fan made, but can’t be sure. And neither can I right now, but I’ll try to keep you posted.

My guess is that it’s not official, and I that might be for the best. Although the poster is well made, and makes Kate Beckinsale look cool, it doesn’t give us a good sense of the film’s story or setting. Riffing on what Jessica said, I think it works better as an advertisement for sunglasses than as a movie poster.

(Via Beyond Hollywood)

Japanese Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem Poster

Japanese Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem Poster

This Japanese poster for the second Alien Vs. Predator is oddly great. I’m guessing that what we are seeing is the silhouette of the Predalien, although it could just be a regular Alien. Either way, it looks a lot more fascinating and scary than any of the much more revealing images we have seen in the other posters or in the photos released so far. This goes to show, once again, that what you don’t show is often much more scary than what you do show.

“But what is that green and blue fog thingy?” you might ask. And I would say that it doesn’t matter what that is. What does matter is that it looks awesome, and gives the poster a weird alien look that is a great fit for the movie.

This poster just might be too strange to work as one of the main posters for the American campaign, but boy do I like it.

(From Filmz.ru, via /Slashfilm)

Posters for the Docs in the Academy's Short List

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences revealed a shortlist of fifteen feature length docs that will compete for the five nominee spots in the Oscars’ feature-length documentary category. To help you put the name together with the face I compiled the posters for these docs.

Autism: The Musical (IMDb)

Autism: The Muscial

Body of War (IMDb)

Body of War Poster

For The Bible Tells Me So (IMDb)

For The Bible Tells Me So Poster

Lake of Fire (IMDb)

Lake of Fire Poster

Nanking (IMDb)

Nanking Poster 1
Nanking Poster 2

No End in Sight (IMDb)

No End In Sight Poster

Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience (IMDb)

Operation Homecoming Poster

The Price of Sugar (IMDb)

The Price of Sugar Poster

The Rape of Europa (IMDb)

The Rape of Europa Poster

Sicko (IMDb)

Sicko Poster

War Dance (IMDb)

War Dance Poster

White Light/Black Rain (IMDb)

White Light Black Rain Poster


A Promise to the Dead: the Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (IMDb)

A Promise to the Dead Poster (Big)

Thanks to the folks from White Pine Pictures for taking the time to point this one out to me.

I unfortunately couldn’t find posters for the following films: Please Vote For Me and Taxi to the Dark Side. If you know where I can find posters for them please let me know.

The Round-Up: Cassandra's Dream, Awake, Debaters, Cloverfield, Charlie Wilson, Spiderwick, Nanking and The Walker

In what may become a weekly thing, here is a round-up of recent posters that for some reason or other didn’t get a full post.

Cassandra’s Dream

Cassandra’s Dream Poster

The design here is just original enough to make the look of the poster memorable. Very tasteful too.


Awake Poster

I really hated this poster the first time I saw it, but I’m softer on it now. It’s a very typical design, but it’s done well here.

Mad Money

Mad Money Poster

I’m with Ben. Bad poster.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters Poster

The great debaters gets a not so great poster. Once again, a very typical design, including the very typical sepia tone. But this particular instantiation of it looks rather shoddy.


Cloverfield Poster

This poster for Cloverfield is exactly like the old poster for Cloverfield, with one small difference: they aren’t hiding the title anymore.

Charlie Wilson’s War

Charlie Wilson’s War Poster

The main message of this poster seems to be: “Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts together! Oh yeah, and that Hoffman guy is in it too.”

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles Poster

The poster is clever in the way it manages to have many moments and elements from the film in it. But it makes for a very cluttered image.


Nanking Poster

This poster doesn’t make any strong impression on me, good or bad.

The Walker

The Walker Poster

It’s funny that in the poster for a movie called The Walker everybody is sitting down. Great cast tough, and directed by Paul Schrader to boot.