New Teaser Poster for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

A great teaser movie poster for the upcoming film The Lorax debuted on Yahoo today.

An adaptation of the famous Dr. Seuss children’s’ book, The Lorax will feature the voice talents of of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Betty White.

The movie *will* be in 3D, but that may be okay, since animated films seem to be the only good movies that use 3D (Avatar the exception). We’ll have to wait until March 2012 to get The Lorax in theaters, but I imagine we’ll see at least a teaser trailer in time for the holiday season.

Synopsis:To find the one thing that will win the affection of the girl of his dreams, a boy must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Creepy New Human Centipede 2 Movie Poster

We’ve got a new poster for the upcoming (and already banned in the UK) The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence. If you haven’t seen the first film, perhaps you have more common sense than I do.

I won’t say the movie is bad…but the barely-there storyline didn’t help me stomach the gut-wrenching scenes. There’s cinematic value there, maybe, and I’ll admit art is subjective.

However, this second film is supposed to up the ante in terms of scientific horror. The UK film board has flat-out banned the distribution of the film in any method (includes DVDs, downloads). The trailer merely teases us with what’s to come.

And now we have a cleverly designed movie poster for the film. Bodies (presumably surgically sewn together) are lined up like a skeletal human spine. The tagline, “100% Medically Inaccurate” plays on the first film, which pitched that it was completely medically accurate. Of course, there were only three bodies in the first movie. In this movie, sadist director Tom Six says there will be 12 bodies.

The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence arrives in the US on October 7. Will it be grotesque? Undoubtedly. Will it be like a train wreck, in which we just can’t pry our eyes away? Quite possibly.

Until then, peep the excellent design of the movie poster!

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.