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The sun persists in rising. So I make myself stand. Excellent. Love this poster already. One quick glance and it has an epic, bold feel to it. I love the marketing for this series and it's getting better as they continue on and get more comfortable with the massive fanbase they're building. Lionsgate has debuted a gorgeous new poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, once again starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. This was designed by Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen, whom I assume took this photo used on the poster. I love the colors as it makes it a bit more exciting, but not overly glossy.
Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours. My initial reaction to receiving an email with the subject "Mondo Announces Latest Poster Series Featuring Films of P.T. Anderson" was "holy shit!" After taking a look at the artwork, curated by Aaron Horkey for five of Paul Thomas Anderson's feature films (except for The Master), I'm not as excited as I first was unfortunately. The best ones are for Magnolia, which many still call his best film, and Hard Eight. And honestly the There Will Be Blood art ain't that great at all. But that's Horkey's style, if you're into it. Check out all five of the brand new Mondo PTA prints.
It's Free Comic Book Day! Someone please tell me they're handing these posters out at comic book stores. We've been building up hype for James Mangold's The Wolverine, based on the Frank Miller comic book arc, which continues with this new poster for the villain - Silver Samurai. The big, bad samurai super villain that Wolvie goes up against was first revealed in the CinemaCon footage earlier in the week, showing him in a fight with the indestructible Marvel superhero. The new art is in the same beautiful watercolor style as the first teaser poster showing Wolverine. I like the look, and I'm getting more excited to see this movie.
Experienced it in IMAX 3D! Arriving in theaters in 17 more days is J.J. Abrams' sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, bringing back the crew of the USS Enterprise for a bout with the deceptive John Harrison, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Earlier this week we featured the exclusive IMAX midnight poster, with art by Mark Englert, but IMAX has another poster up their sleeves. This new banner shows the Enterprise being dwarfed and attacked by the humongous-looking USS Vengeance ship, which we ran a good photo of last week. This is a nice compliment the other final poster with the Enterprise on it, a big step up, I dig it.
"I'm here on a mission: fighting back." While Iron Man 3 is already in theaters in Europe, it finally arrives in US theaters everywhere this Friday. We've been posting posters galore for the superhero sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, but there's a few more to feature. Mondo has dropped their two posters, one with a silver/gold variant, for Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black. Phantom City made a glow-in-the-dark armory schematic, going for $45, which is awesome. And Martin Ansin made the other, which even if you don't like Mondo is still undeniably better than any official poster we've seen for this Marvel movie.
Though the IMAX 12:01 poster series is ending with the print for Iron Man 3 that was revealed last week, that doesn't mean they're done giving away special posters for fans. In fact, the company just announced their Fanfix program, which is essentially an extension of the aforementioned poster series. Those who attend the early 8pm IMAX showings of Star Trek Into Darkness later this month will be given quite an awesome poster, and it's not like most giveaways at all. This poster was commissioned by Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot in association with Gallery 1988 and artist Mark Englert for this poster. Look!
As cinephiles, we love movie posters. Right now on my wall there are original double sided one sheets for The Dark Knight, Minority Report, Back to the Future Part II, Dick Tracy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and many more not even in frames. For us, posters are used to show our love for certain films, but first and foremost they are used to promote films. But not everyone has access to posters, and in the West African nation of Ghana, traveling movie shows have paintings created by local artists, and some of them are hilariously terrifying recreations of the films, and some of them are mind-numbingly ridiculous. Look!
For those who are still pumped after seeing the teaser trailer for Thor: The Dark World this morning, there's more goodness from Asgard. After teasing some artwork last year for an exclusive cast and crew poster designed for those working on the film, frequent Mondo artist Olly Moss has released images of his rare posters for the Marvel sequel. The design of each poster is pretty much the same save for four different characters standing in the bifrost bridge portal. And if you're paying close enough attention, you'll see that the lightbeam and the architecture forms a pretty familiar tool used by the God of Thunder. Posters below!
If you're confused, here's the deal: On tonight's episode of NBC's comedy series "Parks & Recreation," comedian Patton Oswalt has a guest appearance and offers some sort of filibuster during a town hall meeting. Well, in an outtake, he improvises an entire plot for Star Wars: Episode VII and the crew just let's him ramble for eight minutes. While he starts off fine with important nerdy Star Wars details, he ventures off into nerd heaven and imagines a world where Thanos is the villain, using the reality gem from the Infinity Gauntlet to exist in the Star Wars universe, and from there it turns into a crazy movie. Someone with Photoshop skills has crafted this amazing poster for Patton Oswalt's pitch and it's just glorious. Look!
After seeing the first red band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's strange and violent Only God Forgives, we're excited just for the visuals alone. Reteaming with Ryan Gosling means everyone who loved Drive will give this film a chance, but they might not get exactly what they're hoping for, which is likely more of the same. Instead, this film seems even more bleak, stark and has a different style. Now a new teaser poster keys us into the madness we can expect as it doesn't use the face of Ryan Gosling. It's just a neon Chinese dragon face with the tagline "Time to meet the devil." Sounds ominous and looks awesome.
Another Spike Lee joint. Taking place this week in Las Vegas is the annual movie industry convention CinemaCon, where most of this year's marketing material makes its first appearance. One of the movies featured by way of the very first teaser art is Spike Lee's Oldboy, the remake of the Chan-wook Park's 2003 film, starring Josh Brolin in the Dae-su Oh role. Alas, Brolin is not seen on this art yet, because it's purely teaser art found at the show; I'm sure we'll see more later. The red scratch counting references the 20 years that Brolin's character, Joe Doucett, is imprisoned without explanation. When will we see footage from this?
Take a look at the newest poster for J.J. Abrams' sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, revealed today by Paramount. While we've been seeing a lot of the cast featured on the most recent international posters, this is finally a sleek, minimal design that is all about the imagery. No tagline, no floating faces, just an epic shot of the Enterprise going down in flames. I loved the final poster for 2009's Star Trek, of the inverse shot of the Enterprise at warp speed. They're going for a similar imagery-sell here, and I like it, I just hope it isn't the last poster we see before it hits theaters. This poster maintains the J.J. mystery as we lead up to release.
Earth is a memory worth fighting for. It's almost time. In theaters everywhere next weekend is Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, his sci-fi follow-up to Tron Legacy. One of the most exciting parts about it is M83's soundtrack, which was released in full earlier this week. To compliment some of the posters and other art for the movie (like this IMAX poster), Mondo commissioned designed Kilian Eng to create art for their vinyl release of the soundtrack and it's beautiful. Modern Vinyl has posted Eng's art with details on the sale of the set in a few weeks. This is almost worth buying for the art alone. Check these out.
Today, the sweet Blu-Ray box set for Phase One of Marvel's cinematic universe was unleashed, and while there's a short video preview going around online, it seems to be just a taste of the full video and features only Iron Man 3 footage that we've seen before. We're hoping there's some stuff from Thor: The Dark World on the way, but in the meantime, how about some concept art for the releases that are further down the road? Geek Zenith (via Latino Review) got ahold of alleged concept art from Captain America: The Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy. The style certainly fits with Marvel's work. Look below!