Category Archives: Other Stuff

Getting Political

For no particular reason today I feel like posting a bunch of posters somewhat related to politics. Hope that you are, for some unknown reason, in a political mood too.

Probably my favorite of the bunch.

In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen it (blasphemy!) a political campaign is one of the ways Brewster finds to waste the money.

Ok, ok, not a real movie poster. But i couldn’t help myself.

And finnally…

The 100 Best Posters Ever … According to Some Guy

Rosimary’s Baby Poster

Yes, I know these things are terribly subjective. And I’m sure you’ll find more than a couple of choices that will make your eyes roll, which will probably be completely different from the choices that made my eyes roll. But Glenn ( aka KamikazeKamel) has put a lot of thought and effort into his list [first post, the almost complete list, number 1] and I think that care makes it worth a look. And a read. And believe me, there is a lot to read.

And no, the above poster was not number 1. You’ll have to click over to find out who “won”.

More Posters from the Alamo Drafthouse

King Kong (Wes Winship)

A while back I mentioned the work of artist Tyler Stout, who often does movie posters for the Alamo Drafthouse for their especial screenings and festivals. But, as Swarez reminds us over at twitch, Stout isn’t the only one doing new posters for the Drafthouse. In fact they use an array of interesting artists to create posters for their many especial screenings.

And right now they are doing a series of screenings of classic Sci-Fi movies that has generated some great posters. Above you can see Wes Winship’s King Kong. Below we have Stout again, this time posterizing The Thing. Also Todd Slater’s Planet of the Apes and Jay Ryan’s 2001.

All these posters go on sale at Mondo Tees, but they are all limited editions. So limited that the King Kong and 2001 posters are already sold out and the other ones are likely to be gone soon. So I recommend being quick if you are at all interested.

The Thing (Tyler Stout)
Planet of the Apes (Todd Slater)
2001 (Jay Ryan)

One Year of Movie Poster Addict: The Greatest Hits

So, like I said last Saturday was the blogiversary(did I get that right?) of MPA. Inspired by that I decided to use my statistics program to see which were the most viewed posts over this first year. Some of the top posts were obvious, others not so much. In case you share my curiosity, here is the top 10 list, from bottom to top:

10. Juno Poster

The little film that could. People just kept searching for the poster for a really long time. To this day there is still a fair amount of searches for it.

9. International The Dark Knight Poster – Joker Edition

Mostly from Google, mostly after Ledger’s death.

8. And Now, for Something a Little Darker…

100 Tears Poster

Two posters for low profile horror movies, and yet it got a fair amount of attention. Still don’t know why.

7. Men in Tights: Super-Hero Movie Poster Silliness Throughout the Ages

Batman (1966)

What can I say, people just love to see men in tights.

6. Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard

Linked by a few sites dedicated to animation. I guess there is a good deal of interest in the film, at least in that particular community.

5. I Am Legend Banners

I Am Legend Banner

You know what people love to see even more than men in tights? Cities from around the world destroyed.

4. 10 Grindhouse Posters

Enter The Dragon Poster

This is the first post that actually got linked to and that received some attention. Really, before this post I had no readers.

It’s an important post in the MPA story because it was an early success that helped me to keep going.

3. The Dark Knight Movie Poster – Why So Serious Edition

Mostly Google and Yahoo. Again, after Ledger’s death, which lead to a great amount of attention being payed to everything related to his portrayal of the Joker.

2. The 2007 Key Art Awards

Running with Scissors Poster

A gallery with the best posters of the year. You have to see THAT.

1. 79 Years of Best Picture Winners in Posters

Casablanca Poster

The right post at the right time, ended up getting links from a bunch of bigger blogs.

And that’s enough looking back. Now let’s see if I can produce some new worthy posts.