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Are you ready for this? It's time for our first look inside the zero gravity battle room, an exciting glimpse at the Ender's Game movie, on the first teaser poster revealed by Yahoo today. Yesterday, director Gavin Hood confirmed that we would see this first teaser poster today showing us inside the battle room. Behind Ender, played by Asa Butterfield, we can see a formation of "stars" and a beautiful sci-fi background (is that Earth?), along with a few other players. This is only just the first tease and the first poster for Ender's Game, and it might not be perfect, but I've still got a good feeling this is going to be awesome. Take a look!
Though the blockbuster zombie thriller World War Z has seen its fair share of development issues on its way to the big screen, we're still hoping that it will turn out better than the behind-the-scenes drama would indicate. So far we've seen a teaser, a full trailer, a Super Bowl TV spot, and I found out at a special WWZ event we attended last week in Los Angeles that the new trailer will be out officially tonight at midnight PST - so check back then. I'll have a full report on that event soon, but in the meantime Paramount has released a new poster for the movie that is actually just as cool as some of these fan made efforts. Check it out below!
"A Head-Turning Poster." I love it. Ever since I've been attending the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France (this will be my 5th year) their poster art and fest identity has improved year after year. While I wasn't the biggest fan of the Marilyn Monroe art last year, this one brings it right back with an eye-catching, "head-turning" poster that fits the festival perfect and simultaneously gets me excited for the screenings to come. For the 2013 fest, Cannes has unveiled artwork featuring Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, photographed during the shooting of the aptly named A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson (in 1963).
No, it's not a special milestone anniversary for Martin Scorsese's classic drama Taxi Driver, but the Alamo Drafthouse is just cool enough to have two special screenings of the film on Wednesday, March 20th. The film will be presented as 4K digital restoration, which Scorsese supervised himself. But that's not the only thing that's special about these screenings. At both of these screenings, and only at these screenings will you be able to buy a fantastic new poster from Martin Ansin. It's a bit busy, but still a gorgeous piece of work featuring Robert DeNiro as Travis Bickle and the bustling streets of New York City. Check it out!
Within the world of film, there are so many elements created from scratch from wardrobes to weapons, vehicles to companies, and much, much more. Well, a new art show is highlighting those very creations as they have asked various artists to craft real advertisements for these faux products. The Product Placement group art show at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles runs from March 9, 2013 to March 30, 2013. The show features posters and advertisements for fictional products from television or film. There's pieces inspired by Aliens, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mad Max and Star Wars. Look below!
Mud. Not the most appealing name, but one outstanding indie film. Mud is the third feature from Jeff Nichols, director of Shotgun Stories and Take Shelter previously, and stars Matthew McConaughey, as well as two young actors Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland. I saw it at Cannes last year and loved it (my review), but many other critics have since seen it at Sundance and praised it. Calling it "a riff on Mark Twain, and an exploration of the relationships between generations of men. It could be a Tom Waits song" (Russ Fischer on SlashFilm) or a "mesmerizing story to both hear and watch" (Allison Loring on FSR). The film is also premiering at SXSW this weekend and Mondo commissioned a poster for the event. See it below!
Because music fans are back to loving vinyl for their enjoyment of music, every now and then, a special release of various albums gets the record treatment. Once such soundtrack is the celebrated and loved collection of music used in the Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. In addition to getting a cool vinyl reissue, Mondo artist Tyler Stout designed the artwork for the LP which will be sold through an exhibit at Mondo's gallery in Austin on March 15th and on March 22nd through their website. In addition, a full poster with this artwork will be sold at the gallery, and might be made available online at some point. Poster below!
Last week, the first round of posters that Mondo created to commemorate the nominees at the 85th Academy Awards (see a full list of the winners here) were unleashed, and damn were they exquisite. Last night, during the live broadcast of The Oscars, the rest of the posters were unveiled and sold out in quick fashion as usual. While you can't get ahold of these posters from Mondo anymore, they're still awesome, and might make a good desktop or cell phone background. SlashFilm has the posters for Wreck-It Ralph, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, Brave and Moonrise Kingdom. See them all below!
Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. Everyone is making Oscar artwork this year. Mondo, the poster art kings at the moment, are returning with their 2nd annual poster series for The Oscars tied to nominated films in select categories. A press email sent out has unveiled three of the posters in the new series, for three films from the 85th Academy Award nominees. Only one of them is a Best Picture nom, Les Miserables; the other two are nominated throughout the Oscars - Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, without any of Oscar-nominee Joaquin Phoenix on it, plus Laika's ParaNorman, nominated for Animated Feature. Take a look!
It's that time again! We've already featured some artwork highlighting the most iconic comedy, horror, sci-fi and superhero films with minimalist illustrations for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet, not to mention the same treatment for every decade all the way back to the 1960's and most recently an alphabet for James Bond films. Now artist Stephen Wildish has returned with the Action Film Alphabet, following the success of A Good Day to Die Hard (read our negative and more positive reviews) at the box office over the weekend. There's Face/Off, Rush Hour, Point Break and plenty more action flicks. And we've also included his older War Film Alphabet and Adaptation Film Alphabet. Can you name all of the films?
Almost exactly a year ago today, we featured a cool video called ABCinema that paired each letter of the alphabet with a visual and sound clips from a movie, all artistically based around a circle in the middle. And after delivering a few other film based videos in the same fashion, including 123 Film, animator Evan Seitz is back with ABCinema: Take 2, and 26 more films with some fantastic animation and many films which ended up nominated for Oscars. Most of the films are pretty popular and easy to figure out, but he includes a few obscure choices. Anyway, it's the little touches for each film that make this a cool video. Watch below!
Yes, we've already seen a trailer for Guillermo del Toro's epic blockbuster Pacific Rim. And while there was plenty of monster and robot action to ogle, it was still just a tease, especially since the movie doesn't come out until July. Now a couple new pieces of concept art have emerged, and it's clear why Legendary Pictures wanted in on this giant sci-fi project. These two pieces from artist Doug Williams give a bit of scale to the humans compared to the Jaeger robots, and also highlight a Skull Temple, which looks to be the remnants of a Kaiju killed many years ago and now is part of an underground, urban environment. Look!
Pixar Animation Studios presents their new short The Blue Umbrella, directed by Saschka Unseld. What a beautiful poster. Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival currently underway in Germany as we speak is this short film from Pixar, which will be playing in front of Monsters University later this summer. It will also be premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in March in Austin (both logos are on the poster). Vulture premiered this beauty, which features a varied selection of black umbrellas lined up and our two lovers, the blue & red ones. Perfect, everything about this is sublime and it's just for an animated short. But I love it, even the font.
85 Oscars. 85 Years. 85 Best Picture Winners. The Academy (via Awards Daily), as part of the Gallery1988 artwork collaboration, has unveiled the official poster for the 85th Academy Awards this year. The actual official design, which features a new representation of the iconic statuette, shows the "light Oscar" which is based on Gjon Mili's 1949 Life magazine photographs of Pablo Picasso. It also includes the title of all of the nominated films this year. But besides that, they got Olly Moss to create a special 85th Anniversary poster, featuring an iconic character statuette for each and every Best Picture winner over the last 85 years. It's brilliant. This is why I love that the Academy is working with Gallery1988 to create stunning art like this.