Apple has the fairly must-see trailer.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Far too edgy (sorry) for American consumers, this is tonally perfect and combines the best elements from previous posters. Elegant, macabre, gothic, baroque.
My only snit is, as with an earlier more orthodox (read: domestic) rendition, the shadow of the banister is not needed and interferes with the ghoul claws. But, the title design is so imaginative you'd hardly notice such a detail. (That the fine print has been moved to the side is also an improvement over the earlier layout). The choice of a serif font fits better as well. Using a period at the end of the tagline is quaint but has the right energy.
Reminiscent of the excellent posters for Tim Burton's work, and probably the best one sheet for this movie. Really makes a statement.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I was just noticing the leads in the tough-guy mano-a-mano combat movie 'Warrior', which everyone loved but nobody saw, are not American. The main contenders are portrayed by an Aussie (Joel Edgerton, born in Blacktown, New South Wales) and a Brit (Tom Hardy, born in London, England).
So, yet again, despite action set in Pittsburgh, there were apparently no American actors around who were tough enough to make a mixed martial arts movie. The producers had to go all the way to New South Wales and London for believable brawn.
Is this a solid trend? Do all action movies feature a non-American in the too-tough-for-a-domestic-ruffian role? Well, no.
'Abduction'. Hard-core action, gritty stuff. Starring Taylor Lautner. Born Grand Rapids, MI. Doesn't get more American (or tough) than that. Yes?
Anyway. Just saying... Again.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Okay, the syntax needs work, but... And, the title isn't that hot, but...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The PBS documentary 'Prohibition' by Ken Burns will premiere on iPhones, iPads, and the iPod. The doc will show via a free streaming video app on the mobile devices before it plays on TV.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Avoiding another predictable possessed chick flick won't be easy. It's a good title, though, and the poster looks okay.
Friday, September 09, 2011
I like the layout, but the crucifix motif is a bit much for a mainstream flick. That it's based on a true story helps a lot. Here's Sam Childers (the guy Gerard Butler plays) site. Here's the Wiki page.
This is Sam Childers aka the Machine Gun Preacher with his favorite assault weapon, the AK-47.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Love the tag: Nice girls suck. It's the only text (not counting the boilerplate) which is angled down, while the title, along with the actors' names, lipstick, and tip of tongue, are all angled up and to the right. Nicely done.
I just get a feeling -- with the cast, including Alicia Silverstone, Sigourney Weaver, and Krysten Ritter, and directed by Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who's Talking, Clueless) -- 'Vamps' could deliver.
Good design, lotta confidence. Looking forward.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
The little girls, very sad to say, are not centered -- they're way off to the right -- which centers them in relation to Daniel Craig's face but, well, his face is off to the right, so the entire poster is lop-sided and looks/feels bad on a subconscious level. It actually looks amateurish. Kind of a slap in the face considering the movie is a major production.
The poster creates exactly the feel you want to avoid. However, I like the tag: "The truth can't stay inside forever" -- thematic, and a nod to both the haunted house genre and plot twists.
In case you were out of the country a couple months back, 'Dream House' got off to a bad start (not counting production problems) with a debut trailer that not only gave away tons of plot elements, but tipped its hand in regard to (possible) subtle spoilers that, if they turn out to be true, wreck the movie for anyone that looks too close.
This picture isn't looking good for a release at the end of September. I expect we'll see more crippled promotional materials.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
This from Cnet:
According to multiple reports, the Hollywood Leaks team has announced its intent to target celebrities in film, TV, and music--evidently, folks like Miley Cyrus, Tom Cruise, and rapper Kreayshawn have already been hit. The hackers are looking for dirt, such as nude photos, embarrassing e-mails or memos, scripts under wraps, etc. In general, Hollywood Leaks wants to leave a trail of showbiz carnage in its wake.
With more severe attacks to come.
The type story that's usually sappy and hard to sit through -- the trailer for 'Margaret', though, is cut like a gem. 'Searing' is a fair word.
Great cast, go-to writer/director for character-driven pieces. Will probably be a hot property come awards season.
Apple has the hi-def trailer -- an absolute must-see.
Here's the poster.
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