Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer 2

A new trailer for the upcoming remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has appeared, and simply put: it looks excellent.

Fans of the book should be happy to see how closely the movies appears to stay true. I expected nothing less from director David Fincher, but we all know how rare it is when the movie can keep up with the book.

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in this US-version of the wildly popular Swedish book; the first book in a best-selling trilogy. The movie hits theaters on December 21 in the US, and December 26 in the UK.

Watch, and enjoy!



Movie Poster Debut for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

The pictures of Tom Cruise on top of the world’s tallest building definitely helped build the hype, but now we’ve seen a movie trailer and the movie poster for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. It’s hard to admit anything other than excitement for the latest installment in the franchise.

After MI2 and MI3, I was really hoping they would just retire poor, old Ethan Hunt. I think I’m about to eat my words.

Ghost Protocol looks like it can match the first movie in terms of action. I was skeptical of director Brad Bird handling this type of material, but from what I’ve seen so far, it looks pretty amazing. Bird is an outstanding director. Don’t get me wrong. But his expertise has been in animation: The Incredibles, Ratatouille.

Perhaps most exciting is the rumor that Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) will be taking over the Mission: Impossible franchise after this film. Cruise has been (more or less) solid as Hunt, but Renner is a fresh face and may breath some life into the brand.

Synopsis: The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.

Ghost Protocol arrives in theaters December 21 in the US and December 26 in the UK.



New ‘Breaking Dawn’ Poster a Little Uninspiring

Far be it for me to criticize the art creation of another person or team. However the goal of a movie poster is to inspire and incite interest in the film…

This latest Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I movie poster does not excite me and does not raise my interest in the film.

The poster design is bland, boring and lacks creativity. While I’m certainly not the target audience of a teenage girl, I can still appreciate decent movie poster artwork when I see it. This is not decent artwork.

The movie arrives November 18, so there is still plenty of time for new designs to arrive…I’m hoping they improve on the look!



Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Killer Joe’ Movie Poster

The movie is getting its debut at the Venice Film Festival tomorrow (and the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend), but we’ve got a peek at the Killer Joe movie poster today!

Matthew McConaughey stars, alongside Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon in this dramatic comedy. Hirsch needs his mother dead, so he may collect on the life insurance policy, and he hires McConaughey to do the job.

There are, of course, expected hiccups in the plot. There’s currently no full trailer out, but a 2 1/2 minute clip will give you a feeling for the film.

If you’re still not interested, consider that it’s William Friedkin directing (French Connection, The Exorcist), and he’s about due for a career revival. The movie is based on a popular, hilarious play by the same name. Rife with dark humor and nudity, it will be interesting to see how closely the movie follows the original play scripting.

Currently Killer Joe is without a major US distributor, but hopefully the film will garner some interest on the Festival circuit.

Killer Joe movie poster



New ‘Real Steel’ Poster Debuts

A new movie poster for the upcoming Hugh Jackman movie Real Steel has arrived online.

Personally, I think this poster is better than this new design, but that’s just my opinion. At least in this design, we get the chance to see Jackman!

Real Steel hits theaters Oct 7th in the US, and Oct 14 in the UK. Jackman stars, alongside Evangeline Lilly and Kevin Durand.

Synopsis:A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Source: IMPAwards



Copycat Movie Posters

There’s been some buzz lately about the design of the Colombiana movie poster, and how similar it looks to Angelina Jolie’s Wanted poster.

Yes – they definitely look similar. In fact, they’re nearly identical. But the truth is, it’s not uncommon. We see a LOT of movie posters here. And over time, it seems nearly inevitable that we’ll see a duplicate design.

Check out the designs for Fright Night and No Country for Old Men – two completely unrelated movies:




Pretty obviously similar, right? Well there’s a whole mess of movie posters that look alike, and we’ll be posting some more of these in the future!

Be sure to check out Colombiana when it hits theaters August 26. If nothing else, Zoe Saldana is an improvement over Jolie.



The Avengers Poster – Teaser from San Diego Comic Con!

A brand new teaser poster for The Avengers appeared at the San Diego Comic Con, and made its way online yesterday. We’re all huge fans of the Iron Man movies, and The Hulk. Thor was a fun watch too. (Captain America remains to be seen). So we’re excited to see the whole Marvel universe start to come together and ultimately arrive at the forthcoming The Avengers movie.

So far, no ensemble images for the poster artwork…but remember – this is just an Avengers teaser poster. We’ll see more artwork as the May 4, 2012 release date approaches.

The Avengers poster



The Hunger Games Motion Poster!

Will The Hunger Games take the throne that Harry Potter and Twilight have held for so long? There’s certainly a lot of anticipation surrounding the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games, and we finally get a bit of a peek into the artwork for the film. Yahoo posted a motion poster for the movie, and we’re sharing it here.

Fans of the books are skeptical about some of the casting (namely, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen), but we’ll all have to wait and see how the final production turns out on March 23, 2012. Please be patient while the motion poster loads.



Tinker Tailor Solider Spy Poster

The first movie poster for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy arrived online via Empire today, and it looks great! We’ve very excited for the upcoming adaptation of John Le Carre’s best-selling cold war spy novel…and the cast is simply incredible: Gary Oldman, Ciaran Hinds, Jared Harris, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong!

Synopsis: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6′s echelons.

The film arrives September 16 in the UK and November 18 in the US.



“FAN”tastic – New “SUPER 8” Movie Poster –Real Deal or Elaborate Ruse?

This morning movie and entertainment websites were ablaze with kudos and praise for the release online of the latest (and last?) movie poster for the new film “Super 8”. No amounts of adjectives were spared, “Fantastic!”, “Best Poster Art of the Year”, “Incredibly Awesome!”, “Brilliant”, “Stunning!” You get my drift.

The blogosphere was gushing in their praise. There was early speculation the poster had been designed by Drew Struzan, poster artist extraordinaire. Struzan hasn’t been actively involved in movie poster design for years. That fact aside, a quick look at the movie poster would have dispelled that theory. Drew Struzan signs all his work. There is no Struzan signature on this movie poster.

Later today, some of the websites posted the movie poster was not designed by Struzan. Surprise! Surprise! Now the story was the movie poster was fan made. Where did that come from? Check out this post from www.movies.com. So now some of the bloggers who had earlier suggested the movie poster was designed by Drew Struzan were trying to you know….Cover their ass. Some sites took down their posts entirely. Maybe they know something we don’t.

Fan made? As this is written there is no official word that we can see out of Paramount denying any involvement. Why not? Their silence is deafening. Maybe Paramount decided to tear a page from Sony’s marketing handbook. Until it is official, no one knows for sure.

A closer look suggests something different. Fan made? Hold on? The first question is why would a “fan” go to so much trouble? This is an awesome movie poster. The design has all the right elements. The billing block is there. What would their motives be?

If it was fan made, why are there now three different versions for this movie poster? There is the US version, the UK one and a version in Spanish. Both the last two movie posters have the correct release dates for the film in their respective countries. Now why would a “fan” go that far?

          

We think it is something else. We think the design firm; BLT & Associates is involved in some way. This is pure speculation. BLT is a major design firm whose main source of revenues and work comes from Hollywood. BLT has worked with J.J. Abrams before. The firm has been credited for the designs of the movie posters which have been released so far from Paramount for “Super 8”.

It was actually the collaboration between Abrams, Paramount and BLT on “Star Trek” movie posters which suggests BLT could be responsible for this design. Check out both movie posters side by side. You tell me; don’t these two designs share a lot of similarities? The comparisons are downright scary.

So, for now the jury is out on the veracity and the source of this new design for the “Super 8” movie posters. Until there is evidence to the contrary we are presently of the opinion that these movie posters are the “Reel Deal”. If we are right, we tip our hat to Paramount et al for building some nice buzz and controversy for their new film.