We've still got about eight months to wait until we see The Peanuts Movie hit the big screen, but that's not stopping 20th Century Fox from teasing the first big screen outing for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang with some new character posters. What's interesting, is it seems like Fox has noticed that audiences aren't quite as familiar with the Peanuts moniker as they are with Snoopy and Charlie Brown since their names have been made much bigger than the actual title of the film itself on these posters. It certainly seems like the marketing will play up the well-known characters more than the comic strip title.
After finding out this morning that the next trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be arriving on Thursday, March 5th (that's the big announcement that Robert Downey Jr. teased last week), the posters for the Marvel sequel are still being churned out. Yesterday, Jeremy Renner got his own poster as Hawkeye and today it's Chris Evans as Captain America standing heroically. We're betting Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will get their own posters (or maybe they'll both be on one) before the new trailer arrives, and then that'll be the whole team (Vision probably won't get his own poster yet). Stay tuned for more.
"When he grows, he will grow strong." Better than Part 1? It's an endless debate… Which is better - The Godfather: Part 1 or Part 2? Well, if you're partial to Part 2, you might want to take a look at this. French artist Laurent Durieux has created a new screen print for Francis Ford Coppola's iconic 1974 sequel The Godfather: Part II. Odd City Entertainment will be releasing the print in limited quantities starting this week, including a special edition printed on wood (!) with 12 colors that will go for $300. Again, might be worth it if you're partial to Part 2. This is one gorgeous poster and the quote at the bottom really tops it off.
Up next in the series of character posters for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner. The actor revealed his new poster via his on Twitter account, @Renner4Real, and only added "the official #Hawkeye character poster." We're now only two months away to the release of Age of Ultron, which means the clock is ticking down and we're getting closer and closer by the day. I dig the new spray paint red logo, which seems to be a US-only thing. Other character posters for Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hulk have appeared already. Stay tuned for the rest+more updates on Ultron as we get closer.
Perhaps in preparation for the weekend, when people take a bit of a break from the internet to get some fresh air, Marvel has just unveiled three characters poster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron to follow Iron Man and Hulk earlier this week. We're still waiting to hear what this big announcement may be that Robert Downey Jr. teased on Wednesday, but maybe it'll coincide with the return of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" next week. In the meantime, you can check out the posters featuring Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and stay tuned for more. Look now!
Following yesterday's character poster featuring Iron Man ready for battle in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it looks like we're gong to get a new character poster everyday leading up to whatever big announcement Robert Downey Jr. teased yesterday. This time it's Mark Ruffalo revealing a poster for The Hulk, who is pretty angry as usual, fighting at the same castle location from yesterday's poster. If you haven't yet, make sure you check out what both Ruffalo and Downey had to say about the future of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, especially since the science bros are going to duke it out on the big screen. Look!
With just over a couple months to go until we get to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the big screen, a new poster has surfaced with the whole Marvel team assembled, even the new heroes played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. However, much like the big concept art poster that was revealed piece by piece at Comic-Con last year, this one still keeps Paul Bettany as The Vision in the background. I'm not sure why they're keeping him so obscured, maybe it's because he hasn't even appeared in trailers yet, but at least we can see him there flying above our heroes. Robert Downey Jr. looks pissed though.
Good folks. Bad deeds. I have to give credit where credit is due. A24 has whipped up some solid posters for the crime thriller Cut Bank (see the trailer), co-starring Teresa Palmer and Liam Hemsworth as some small town people who get mixed up with "good folks" and "bad deeds". Whenever a studio actually releases artistic posters it's worth pointing out because it's still a unique decision, and I still like seeing these. The eye-glasses poster below is an obvious riff on the classic Straw Dogs poster but I quite like the way it looks, along with the bloody mailbox. These make me more interested in the film than any floating heads design.
This weekend will reveal the winners of the 87th Academy Awards, and while Birdman has become the frontrunner, there could be some surprises among the major awards, including Best Director and Best Actor. And as we wait for the winners of the Oscars to be announced, the folks at Shutterstock have found a creative use for their image assets by asking their designers to create pop art style posters for all of the Best Picture nominees by re-purposing some of their stock photos. These are some pretty fantastic posters, some of which would have made for awesome official posters, especially that one for Whiplash. Look!
In a few weeks, we'll see if District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has another good sci-fi flick in him when Chappie hits theaters. So far, the trailers have me feeling mixed about the movie, because it has so many familiar elements from RoboCop, Short Circuit and more. But I'm hoping that maybe the trailer is just using those things to sell the movie to as general of an audience as possible. Of course, I hoped the same thing about Elysium and was a little disappointed. Anyway, to hype the sci-fi spring release, Poster Posse has created some new prints focused on the titular artificially intelligent robot, and there's great work seen here.
The first trailer for the Sundance selected dark comedy The Voices starring Ryan Reynolds just debuted last month, and last weekend the film finally hit limited theaters and is available now on VOD. But the film has still yet to be released in the United Kingdom (it arrives next month), and they've just released an awesome poster for the film that is just as deliciously twisted as the movie itself. If you've seen the trailer, then you know that besides talking animals, there's also several talking severed heads, including Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton, and they're both featured in Reynold's fridge on this new poster. Look!
For many years we've been featuring outstanding poster art and pop art by movie fans of all kinds. One of our favorite artists goes by the moniker "Midnight Marauder", and we've been writing about him since 2012 (see his Alien posters). The film industry has slowly started to utilize more and more artistic designs into their official marketing, thanks to the influence of Mondo and Drafthouse Films. Marauder was hired to design the first teaser poster for Terrence Malick's new film Knight of Cups, which just premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. I loved the film and reviewed it over the weekend, but also want to highlight his poster.
While the 87th Academy Awards won't be revealed until February 22nd, across the pond, the BAFTAs will be happening tonight, honoring what the United Kingdom's film industry believes to be the best achievements in film in the year 2014, though with a slight skew towards films from the country itself (we definitely do the same thing here in the United States). And as we wait for the winners to be announced, you can check out these awesome posters made to honor the BAFTA nominees like The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and more. British creative agency Human After All and illustrator Malika Favre put these neo-noir pieces together for five of the nominees, and they're wonderful. Look below!
The Man Behind The Myth. It's another story about Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellen as the iconic detective. I can't wait to see this. Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, which just kicked off, is the new film from Bill Condon (director of Dreamgirls, The Fifth Estate, Breaking Dawn) starring the legendary Ian McKellen as an "aged, retired" Sherlock Holmes. The festival description says that Holmes undertakes "one final big journey, experiences a botanical miracle and resolves to tell a compassionate lie." It's a simple but sleek and effective poster, plus another good reminder that the movie is finally premiering at Berlinale.