This holiday season we've seen a couple of amazing pieces of artwork commemorating Home Alone (one from Mondo and another from artist Matt Ryan) and also a beautiful print paying tribute to the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Now we've just stumbled upon another wonderful original piece of artwork that honors another holiday movie that millions watch each and every year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chronicles one of the most insane and hilarious family holiday gatherings the big screen has ever seen, and now the Griswold family is immortalized on this amazing poster by Rich Davies. See it below!
Even though we're already looking forward to the films coming in 2015, we've only just begun looking back at all the films that piqued our interest in 2014. We've been looking back at the year in cinema with plenty of retrospective videos, but now we want to add a personal touch by revealing what we really loved about the movies this year. As 2014 gets closer to the end, we'll count down our favorite films of the year, but I want to kick things off by revealing my picks for the 15 Best Official Movie Posters of 2014. Like our movie picks, this is purely subjective, but I'm confident that I've picked some of the most beautiful posters. Look!
"Vibrant, funny, and subversive." Remember all those movies you were obsessed with in high school? All those classic teenage comedies, coming-of-age dramas, telling stories of high school burn outs and maligned prom queens. Young filmmaker Charlie Lyne made a documentary called Beyond Clueless, presenting a "PhD on the history of high school cinema" featuring a "moody and evocative score" by the band Summer Camp, which can be heard briefly in the trailer. Our friends at Empire have unveiled the first poster and it caught our eye. For marketing made up entirely with their own material, no footage, this is excellent work. I'm very curious to check out the doc and many will likely feel the same after taking a look at the film below.
There's a good chance that you've already partaken in the annual tradition of watching It's a Wonderful Life this holiday season, and if you're a huge fan of the classic Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, then you might want to check out this new print from artist Laurent Durieux that will be available for purchase from Dark Hall Mansion. This officially licensed print pays tribute to the holiday fantasy, and it won't be as hard to get ahold of as a Mondo print, since this will be a timed edition sold over three days. That means if you go to purchase during that time, you'll get one, but never again after that.
The first trailer for Adam Sandler's video game adventure comedy Pixels is coming with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this week, but before we get a good look at the summer movie coming next year, three teaser posters have arrived showing some familiar video game icons attacking around the world. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Centipede can be seen attacking San Francisco, Paris and London respectively, and it looks like the aesthetic of the video game invaders from Patrick Jean's original short film has been kept mostly the same, though the giant 8-bit characters do look slightly more polished. Look now!
While there are marathons of The Hobbit trilogy happening around the country in some theaters today, the final installment, The Battle of the Five Armies, doesn't start playing until tomorrow evening. And to hype up the release, Mondo has come through with two new collectible prints for the first two chapters of the J.R.R. Tolkien film adaptations. Ken Taylor is responsible for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Nicolas Delort created one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. If you're a huge Middle Earth fan, find out how you can try to get these prints to frame on your wall at home. Look below!
With all the love for Guardians of the Galaxy this year and the excitement for Star Wars: The Force Awakens next year, Warner Bros. Pictures is hoping that you don't forget about their space adventure Jupiter Ascending coming in February with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. The film hails from The Matrix masterminds Andy & Lana Wachowski, and this looks like a big helping of sci-fi fun from the new extended TV spot from the United Kingdom (there's also four character posters). It may not be quite as smart as the aforementioned, groundbreaking sci-fi flick, but maybe that's the idea. Frankly, I see this film bombing pretty hard, but I think those who do give it a chance may just enjoy themselves. Watch below!
"No one under 100 will be admitted!" Dang this looks crazy. Drafthouse Films has debuted their official US trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto's R100, a funky, wacky Japanese thriller about a man (Nao Ohmori of Ichi the Killer) who joins an S&M club and gets into some crazy shit when dominatrices appear and kick his ass anytime of the day. The title R100 is a riff on the Japanese movie rating system, whose equivalent to NC-17 is R18, and this is playing on the idea that it's not okay for anyone under 100. Ha. The new poster is a bit too much, aiming to sell it purely on the sex/S&M angle, but the trailer hints at the absurdity of the film in so many other ways. This definitely isn't for everyone, but it's not just for S&M fans either, I think. Have fun.
After featuring an awesome, Mondo-esque print for Angels with Filthy Souls, the fake film noir from the movie Home Alone, the collectible arthouse has come through with their own release from DKNG honoring the John Hughes penned, Chris Columbus directed modern holiday classic. This screen print only touts four colors, and that's incredible when you see just how gorgeous this piece looks. It shows off the iconic McCallister home (which actually exists in a suburb just outside of Chicago), complete with some fun easter eggs that fans of the film will recognize immediately. It's such an awesome piece of work. Look now!
It's the holiday season again, so surely you're watching Christmas movies. One of my favorites since a kid has been Home Alone, and I watch it at least a couple times when the snow starts falling. Sadly, it's not the kind of holiday film that has any merchandise you can use to decorate your home for the season. But thanks to artist Matt Ryan, if you want to show your love for the film in cool cinephile fashion, you can. Ryan has crafted a movie poster for Angels with Filthy Souls, the faux film noir that Kevin watches ("I'm eating junk and watching rubbish!") after his parents have "disappeared," and it's just an awesome piece. Look below!
Our first impression of Terminator: Genisys wasn't anything to write home about, mainly because the promotional images from Entertainment Weekly were poorly staged and looked like a TV show premiering on the SyFy Channel. But perhaps the first trailer for the film will tickle our fancy when it arrives on Thursday. In the meantime, a motion poster has arrived to tease the movie, and it sends a clear message as to what this reboot will do to the franchise. It shows one of the classic T-800 cyborgs skulls, and then it disintegrates into a pile of sand. Or maybe it's being taken apart by nanobots? It's hard to say. Look below!
"Have you felt it?" With the entire world caught up in Star Wars mania thanks to the first teaser trailer for Episode VII - The Force Awakens arriving in theaters/online, some fantastic homages and tributes are already showing up all over the internet. A number of outstanding fan-made posters using imagery from the new teaser have already been completed, including some fantastic sketches of the new Sith lightsaber as well as actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley who star in the film. As both a big Star Wars geek and fan-art aficionado, no question I had to share these, as each one is impressive and captures the exciting feel of the new teaser. I'm glad there's already art like this out there, I'm sure we'll see plenty more over the next year.
After Snoopy "leaked" the latest trailer for Blue Sky Animation's adaptation of the classic Peanuts comic strip, a teaser poster has arrived with the iconic beagle and his bird friend Woodstock sleeping the Thanksgiving holiday away on the dog's trusty red doghouse. And in case you didn't know, it just so happens to be the birthday of the late Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown and the whole gang. Honestly, this is a gorgeous teaser poster, simple in execution, and it doesn't try to sell Peanuts as something that it's not. Can it shake a stick at the classic cartoons that people watch every year around the holidays? We'll see.
"Give me a farfetched theatrical plot any day." From across the pond, a new trailer has emerged for Matthew Vaughn's big, fun spy action thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, and fans of spies movies of all kinds are going to find something to love. It's like James Bond meets kick ass with all sorts of meta talk of other spies and their movies between Colin Firth and villain Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, the action looks to be pretty insane, especially with that henchwoman with giant blades for legs (she's also featured on four new character posters). This one also continues the trend of featuring adorable dogs (specifically a pug) in action thrillers, if that's something you love. It certainly looks like it'll be outlandish fun. Watch below!