These character posters for Hellboy 2 don’t really reveal much about the second movie. We have seen these people before. They didn’t look that different.
However, they still serve as a nice way to get us reacquainted with them. And the headshots do look great. Ok, so maybe the big red guy seems a little groggy, but Selma Blair never looked cooler.
(Via the Hellboy 2 official site)
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.
MovieSoonHK has got two more banners. That makes 11 total, for those keeping score at home.
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)
Bloody Disgusting has a bunch of horror posters from the American Film Market. In general, they aren’t very good, and the films seem to be on the cheap side. But the overall effect of seeing them all together is still interesting.
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)
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)
Body of War (IMDb)
For The Bible Tells Me So (IMDb)
Lake of Fire (IMDb)
No End in Sight (IMDb)
Operation Homecoming – Writing the Wartime Experience (IMDb)
The Price of Sugar (IMDb)
The Rape of Europa (IMDb)
War Dance (IMDb)
White Light/Black Rain (IMDb)
A Promise to the Dead: the Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman (IMDb)
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.
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.
The design here is just original enough to make the look of the poster memorable. Very tasteful too.
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.
I’m with Ben. Bad poster.
The Great Debaters
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.
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
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 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.
This poster doesn’t make any strong impression on me, good or bad.
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.