We're just under two weeks away from seeing a new original sci-fi flick from the Wachowski siblings. Jupister Ascending looks truly out of this world, and even though it's getting dumped in February, I really hope people give it a chance, because it looks like the kind of epic, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get made anymore unless it's based on a book or comic. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, and while they've been featured on the posters for the film, some alternate poster artwork from Art Machine and Little Giant Studios make them look infinitely better than any of the official studio posters released to hype the film thus far. Why can't we get official movie posters that look this good more often? Look!
After a first look photo emerged last year, we've been waiting to get a glimpse of the teaser trailer for Ted 2, the follow-up to the 2012 comedy from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. The good news is that the trailer will arrive by way of the sequel's official website www.LegalizeTed.com on Thursday. The website is in reference to the sequel's storyline that finds the title bear fighting in court for the right to have a child with his human girlfriend. And now there's a teaser poster to hype the film's release this summer, and it's very familiar to a teaser poster released for the first film. No points for the recycled joke, Universal. Look!
It seems like everyone has something to gripe about with this year's nominations for the 87th Academy Awards (except for maybe the nominees themselves), and we even looked at some of the most egregious snubs along with the pleasing surprises from this year's field of honorees. But rather than gripe about the nominations, The Shiznit (via The Playlist) took aim at most of the big players this awards season and gave them honest movie posters. American Sniper, Selma, The Theory of Everything, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Foxcatcher and more all get skewered. Love or hate the movies, these are clever.
In less than a week, we'll be bringing you all the buzz from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and some of the hype for the films premiering in the mountains is already kicking off. There's tons of dramas, comedies and documentaries on the table for us to sink our teeth into, and one of the films that I'm particularly excited about is a documentary called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon. As you may have surmised, the film follows the launch of the first humor magazine for adults, and how it served as the starting ground for comedy legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and many more. And now we have the teaser poster inspired by the magazine's first issue from 1973. Look!
Just after we featured the Bottleneck Gallery release of Andy Fairhurt's incredible Back to the Future trilogy prints, we have another iconic trilogy getting the collectible artwork treatment over there, but this set will be much easier to get ahold of this time. Matt Ferguson has created an epic set of Lord of the Rings trilogy posters as part of his upcoming solo exhibition "Distant Lands," each representing Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. These are just magnificent, and they're certainly a fine way to kick off a whole new year of art exhibitions at Bottleneck Gallery. Check them all out below!
For any Paul Thomas Anderson fans out there, today is the day you've been waiting for as Inherent Vice is finally getting a wide release in theaters across the country. The groovy detective comedy is quite a trip, in more ways than one, and while it didn't make my Top 10 Films of 2014, that doesn't mean I didn't love it (probably would have made the Top 15). But the film certainly takes some time to wrap your mind around, and with that in mind, one final trailer has arrived, and it's presented in the style of the 70s time period where the story takes place. Plus, we have one more awesome poster for the flick, and a 20-minute video interview with P.T. Anderson himself (he normally doesn't do those) from VICE. Check them out!
Just before Christmas, the first trailer for the Sundance selected indie drama Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter arrived, just in time for the snow to start hitting the Northern part of the United States, which is perfect for the snowy setting of the film. If you haven't watched the trailer yet, the film follows a young woman from Japan, who watches Joel & Ethan Coen's Fargo on VHS, believing it's a documentary. And this inspires her to head to wintry North Dakota to try and find the buried suitcase full of money from the film. Like all good stories of buried treasure, this is about the journey, not the loot. And now we have a bright, colorful illustrated poster, which contrasts the mostly stark, snowy color palette of the film itself. Look now!
There have been countless pieces of artwork paying tribute to some of the most popular genre films of all time. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and Jaws have had nearly every facet of their cinematic worlds mined for artwork. But artist Anthony Petrie has come up with an awesome new approach to created some fantastic pieces commemorating these films. You may remember his Ghostbusters subway map in the shape of a proton pack, and now he's giving the same treatment to more of the aforementioned films with a new Gallery 1988 exhibition called Charts. Look!
Tonight will bring the first teaser trailer for Marvel's second summer release this year, Ant-Man. The film stars Paul Rudd, entering new territory as a thief turned superhero who can shrink down to the size of an ant. And hot on the heels of an ant-sized teaser for the film (along with the human-sized one shortly thereafter), the superhero now gets a teaser poster that is actually pretty bold. It shows our title hero, but he's super tiny, amidst a pure white background along with just a title and a date. That's a great teaser poster, and I'm impressed they didn't even use the star power of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Look!
Though SpongeBob SquarePants and his trusty friend Patrick won't hit theaters until February next year, that's not stopping the duo from celebrating Christmas and promoting their forthcoming adventure SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water. The big screen sequel takes our characters from the cartoon world underwater to the real world where they must track down the thief who stole the recipe for the Krabby Patty. In the real world, they get a whole new look and even get superpowers and become human-sized. But in this holiday greeting, they're still tiny and just enjoying the holidays. Watch below!
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.