It's summer again, which means it's time for another Woody Allen film. The director has been churning out a new original film every single year for a long time now, and this year is no exception. Last year's To Rome with Love wasn't exactly a home run, but there was some sharp writing and great performances as usual. This year, Allen's film is Blue Jasmine, but as has become standard with everyone of his films, the plot details are still kept under wraps. Anyway, it's the cast that should draw audiences including Cate Blanchett (featured on the first poster below) Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale and Andrew Dice Clay. And that's not even the whole cast. Hopefully we'll get a trailer soon. Poster below!
We're starting to get into Man of Steel overload territory, so we're going to slow down the hype. But these two new character posters, following yesterday's spotlight on Russell Crowe as Jor-El looking like a bad ass on his own poster, are just too cool to ignore. Superman and General Zod each stand tall, but while The Big Blue Boy Scout played by Henry Cavill looks heroic, the menacing villain brought to life by Michael Shannon seems to be in restraints. While we're getting a lot of posters for this comic book film, we're just happy that Warner Bros. isn't so desperate to give Lois Lane (Amy Adams) her own poster like this. Look!
Following the first teaser trailer from across the pond for Edgar Wright's newest comedy The World's End, we have two new posters with pub crawl attendees Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. We're still not sure what kind of threats the whole crew will be facing, but as with the other teaser poster, this shows some kind of horde of people with glowing eyes, maybe Invasion of the Body Snatchers style or something. Either way, this should be a very satisfying conclusion to the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Tomorrow there will be a brand new trailer for The Wolverine, continuing the story that started in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but without neglecting the events of the X-Men trilogy. Now the film from director James Mangold gets a couple more cool posters in the same vein as the initial watercolor style teaser poster and the more recent Silver Samurai poster. That initial teaser featuring a painted Hugh Jackman is so popular, it's been stolen from bus shelters and more around the country, and these posters, highlighting the characters of Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), weakly capitalize on that style. Still, we're anxious to see what this new trailer, arriving tomorrow morning, has in store. Look!
Kicking off what will likely be a series of posters leading up to the release of Man of Steel, a new character poster has arrived featuring Russell Crowe looking quite intimidating as Kal-El's father Jor-El. We've heard Crowe's voice on nearly all of the trailers and TV spots, and this puts him front and center, seemingly ready for a fight. We're not sure how much action Jor-El will see in the film before he sends Superman to Earth, but since the character has his own poster, that implies there's a good amount. Again, the lens flare is prominent, and we're still wondering if this will be akin to J.J. Abrams use of the light element in Star Trek.
Now that we've seen a big chunk of footage in the form of spectacular full trailers and some stunning TV spots, it's time to dive behind the scenes of Man of Steel, the promising return of Superman directed by Zack Snyder. This new featurette features some awesome new footage along with interviews with Clark Kent and Superman himself, Henry Cavill, along with the aforementioned filmmaker, his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder, The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven and co-stars including Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne and more. Watch it!
After debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up Ain't Them Bodies Saints, the western thriller from writer director David Lowery, and it arrives later this summer. The film won the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award, and this writer called the film "a contemporary western with all the right beats, this film is full of authentic drama, and a respect for westerns of the past and present." Now a cool teaser poster has surfaced that looks more like an illustrated cover of a book featuring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Hopefully there's a trailer coming sometime soon as well.
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.
After a little casting snafu saw Al Pacino replaced at the last minute by Benjamin Bratt, the July release of Despicable Me 2 is still on track, and the hype machine is kicking into full gear. A brand new poster has just been unveiled featuring Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) looking over an impressive sea of his little, weird, yellow followers, the minions (who are also getting their own movie). The animated sequel from Universal and Illumination Entertainment introduces audiences to Eduardo (Bratt), a new super-criminal causing problems for The Anti-Villain League, which decides to recruit Gru to help them eradicate this new threat.
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.
Just last month we learned that Lionsgate was bringing their adaptation of I, Frankenstein, the graphic novel by Kevin Grievioux, to theaters in January of 2014, and now the promotional campaign begins this summer with a motion poster. Aaron Eckhart is front and center as a contemporary Frankenstein monster now living in a dark, gothic metropolis who finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. The story is set in a dystopic present where gargoyles and demons battle for supremacy. With a January release, we're not expecting much, but at least this story sounds somewhat original. Look!
"On my world it means hope." Only 35 days to go. We've been throwing up endless marketing material for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, since Warner Bros is in the last 5 weeks of promotion and they're going all out. While we've seen some excellent promo banners and other sales art, this final poster comes direct from the Man of Steel twitter and is the big pay off, with the Superman S symbol up front and center. Pretty much as big as they can get it without it being too big. It's combined with that supersonic flying image to finish what is an impressive poster. I like the look of it, epic, fitting for this grand return of the Big Blue Boyscout.
"Folk singer with a cat!" Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival kicking off next week, CBS Films has debuted another brand new red band trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest film from the Coen Brothers, starring Oscar Isaac as folk musician Llewyn Davis based on the story of Dave van Ronk. We've already seen one excellent trailer already and CBS Films just scheduled its December release, but this looks outstanding. Maybe I'm just in love with New York City and how they've captured it perfectly in this, but I'm very excited to see the film. The red band tag is mostly for language and not much else. Take a look below!
Don't let go. Whoa. The very first teaser poster has been revealed today to continue the build-up to the first trailer reveal tomorrow for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. The highly anticipated, long-awaited space film stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts who get launched into space after a catastrophic accident sends them drifting away from Earth. We've been covering this movie for years and this is finally the very first bit of marketing material released publicly; they still haven't even released a real photo yet. This is a stunning poster, I'm impressed by it, but my only question - why is Cuarón's name so damn small?