When you're a 15-year-old kid, your perception of yourself is rarely the same as the way the rest of the world views you. Such is the case with 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) in director Richard Ayoade's feature film debut "Submarine," playing at this week's Sundance Film Festival.
Based on the 2008 novel by Joe Dunthorne and produced by Ben Stiller, "Submarine" follows the aforementioned Oliver, who fancies himself a cool, well-liked literary genius but in reality is socially awkward and unpopular. With his 16th birthday on the horizon, Oliver wants to do just two things: lose his virginity to his arsonist girlfriend Jordana (Yasmin Paige) and prevent his mom (Sally Hawkins), whom he suspects of banging her New Age life/dance coach Graham (Paddy Considine), from leaving his depressed father (Noah Taylor). And so he sets out to break up his mother's affair and save his family... all while pursing the seemingly impossible dream of cashing in his V card.
Get your exclusive first look at the "Submarine" poster below! Read More...
2010 was great year for HD imagery on the walls outside of theaters, as well as on indoor screens. The mark of a great poster comes when you get to the end of the year and remember a design and title even if you never made it to the box office to see the film. The exceptional ones may have even convinced you to make Friday night plans and dole out 12 bucks for a ticket.
Boasting some innovative layouts and homages to masterpieces of the past, as well as a keen grasp of what catches the eye, here are our top 10 picks for 2010 movie posters that will still be imprinted on our minds in 2011, 2012 and long after. Read More...
Disney has released the teaser poster for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," and it certainly is a tease -- so much so that the name of the film doesn't even appear on the image. Neither does the name or visage of the movie's bankable star, one Johnny Depp, a.k.a. Captain Jack Sparrow, for that matter. In fact, the only writing on the poster is the film's May 20 release date and a subscript alerting moviegoers to the fact that Capt. Jack's fourth big-screen voyage will be in both IMAX and eye-patch-popping 3-D.
To be fair, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise is so well-known at this point that one look at the image is all it takes to know what it's promoting. And one could argue that the skull on the poster is Depp's face, minus the devious smile and the flesh, of course. Either way, we're sure this is just the first of 73 character posters, bus wraps and billboards the studio will be releasing in the push up to the movie's 2011 release -- so there will be plenty o' time to get Depp's smirking face out there. Take a gander at the poster after the full poster below. Read More...
A series of awesome new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" posters have just hit the Internet... but they aren't part of the official Warner Bros. marketing campaign for the film.
It's been a while since the last batch of "Deathly Hallows" banners (WB has been more focused on getting TV spots and clips out there these days -- not that we're complaining), so the good folks over at NextMovie.com have taken it upon themselves to whip up a sextet of their own promotional images to get fans' Potter juices flowing in earnest. Thanks, guys!
The six posters give a shout-out to the WB-approved "Join the Fight" campaign, but what we like about them is that they're fashioned after those old Western "Wanted: Dead or Alive" fliers. It's easy to picture these puppies being tacked up on the door of the now-Voldemort-controlled Hogwarts or on the sign for a Butterbeer purveying tavern. They really capture the life-or-death stakes of the final chapter in the Potter saga.
Check out the full-sized Harry Potter battle poster below, then click on the image to see the other posters -- Voldemort, Ron, Bellatrix Lestrange, Severus Snape and Hermione -- on NextMovie.com. Read More...
Kevin Smith works quickly.
Two days after finishing up the 25-day shoot on his new horror flick "Red State," the "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy" director held a wrap party, during which he screened a finished cut of the film for the cast and crew. That's right -- the freaking thing was completely edited and even included a six-minute end-credit sequence.
"We finished shooting late Wednesday night, but I've been cutting the flick every free moment over the 25 days of production," Smith wrote on his blog yesterday. So at our wrap party last night (for the flick we wrapped 2 days ago, mind you) we also watched the flick we just completed. And I'm not talking about some bulls--t assembly, either: this puppy is fine-cut, complete with credits and some pre-mixing: 92 mins without credits, 98 mins with a end credit sequence that's not to be believed."
Smith said a turnaround this quick "may be an absolute first -- particularly considering the director was also the editor (I haven't slept much)." In what may be another first, Smith revealed that the film's spooky first poster, which he calls "The Holy Ghost," was designed by Melissa Bloom, an assistant to one of the film's producers. Check it out after the jump. Read More...
By Kristen Shalbinski
Calling all TRONerds! Yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures released a new poster for "TRON: Legacy," the sequel to the 1928 sci-fi classic "TRON," on Yahoo! yesterday... and it's giving us a little spat of déjà vu: You see, it not-so-subtly pays homage to its '82 predecessor.
Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde are the center of attention in this poster, with Hedlund’s hands reaching toward an identity disc. Sound familiar yet? Well, that's because it's the same iconic imagery showcased in the original "TRON" poster.
Of course, there are some differences, with the new "Legacy" poster illustrating just how much technology has advanced since 1982. The original "TRON" one-sheet is all black and we only see the silhouettes of TRON (Bruce Boxleitner) and Sori (Cindy Morgan) reaching for the identity disc. The "Legacy" poster, by contrast offers a crisp, up-close-and-personal view of the easy-on-the-eyes stars and a stunning visual of the entire ENCOM universe in the background. Thank goodness for advancements in CGI. Hit the jump to see both posters for yourself. Read More...
It's safe to assume that in the long history of the world, more than a few people have busted out of prison to be reunited with the person they love. It's also safe to assume that the number of times the aforementioned "person they love" was the (now-freed) cellmate they met in the stir is considerably lower (we don't have the statistics or anything; we're just saying...).
That's exactly the case in "I Love You Phillip Morris," a Jim Carrey-Ewan McGregor comedy that -- believe it or not -- is based on the real-life story of conman Steven Russell (Carrey) who met his soul-mate Phillip Morris (McGregor) while in jail and, when Morris was released, escaped from the slammer on four separate occasions in order to be with him. Sweet, huh? Check out the poster after the jump. Read More...
Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more posters for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (after all, we already have these and these and these and this and this), three more posters have popped up. No need to worry, they adhere to the same level of awesome as the previous posters and -- gasp! -- even show us some new things.
The new batch of posters includes Dobby and Bellatrix Lestrange character banners and an extra-long bus wrap, all three of which add to the slowly mounting anticipation for the November 19 release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." In addition to the fresh crop of images, Warner Bros. will be unveiling a never-before-seen sneak peek at the film at the 2010 Scream Awards, which air October 19 on Spike. And we're sure a whole mess of "Potter" TV spots, talk show appearances and what not will ensue. But until then, you can feast your eyes on the three posters after the jump. Read More...
--By Kristen Shalbinkski
With only 36 days left until the Nov. 19 opening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," Warner Bros. seems to be teasing us every week with awesome banners and posters. We got our hands on the latest batch of promotional posters, and we must say that they're incredible.
First we have Harry and Hermione on the train together. This is right after their escape from the Burrow when they are on the run. Next, we see Hermione and Ron together in the woods. Notice that all three of our heroes are never in the same photo at one time, alluding to the separation between the three that takes place in the film. It also puts an emphasis on the tag line in the poster: "Trust No One." I don't want Harry and Ron to fight... but, hey, that's the way the story goes.
The next two posters are our villains. First we have Fenrir Greyback, the werewolf, with one of the Snatchers. It looks like they are infiltrating a tent… hmmm. Then we have imprisoned baddies Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy. Now, in these posters the tag line is "The Hunt Begins," which is really eerie and makes the images even more thrilling and a little haunting, especially with our point of view from behind a jail cell. Please don't use the Cruciatus Curse on me, Bellatrix!
Also, taking a closer look at these new posters do you notice something missing? Warner Bros. has removed "Complete Your Journey In 3D," following an announcement that the film will not be converted into 3-D in time for its release. Hit the jump to take a look at all four posters, then head over to our "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" photo gallery for more images. Read More...
With the November 19 release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" very quickly approaching, we Potterheads are torn between uncontrollable excitement and trepidation-bordering-on-sadness, due to the fact that this film brings us a little bit closer to the End. Of. It. All. However, conflicting emotions aside, we are happy to report that Warner Bros. has released seven (appropriate number, no?), count 'em seven, brand new character posters, available for you viewing pleasure at ComingSoon.net.
If you needed any more proof that David Yates, Daniel Radcliffe and Co. are absolutely going for broke with these final films, these new prints should do the trick. From the unflinching, determined gazes of our heroes (Harry, Ron, Hermione), to the cold, calculated expressions of the villains (Voldemort, Bellatrix, Greyback) -- Snape could fall into either category, don't you think? -- we have to give major kudos to the WB marketing team for fully embracing such a fantastically ominous, foreboding tone.
What do you think of the new shots? Too dark? Too close? Too much?