Check Out This Infographic About the Evolution of Movie Poster Design

Movie Poster Designs

Time for a quick look back at movie posters over the last 60 years. We’re all used to seeing Photoshopped movie posters these days, with massive floating heads, explosions and lighting effects, and plenty of other cheesy design tricks. However, movie posters have a glorious history, originating as hand-painted pieces of art that were just as iconic and unforgettable as the movie itself. This new infographic takes a look back at «The Evolution of Movie Posters«, featuring 12 different designs ranging from the 1950s to the 00s. It highlights some of the best movie posters in Hollywood history, and discusses how the design and style of posters has changed over time. The Jaws poster is one of the best ever made, and the designs for E.T. and Star Wars are also perfect. Check out the infographic below to dive even deeper into the history of posters. ›››

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The Javier Bardem Poster for Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

The Javier Bardem Poster for Darren Aronofsky's mother!

The Javier Bardem poster for Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

Paramount Pictures has revealed the Javier Bardem poster for writer and director Darren Aronofsky’s mother!. The artwork was created by artist James Jean, who also updated the Jennifer Lawrence artwork with new lettering. You can view both pieces of art in the gallery below, and stay tuned for the trailer on August 8.

RELATED: A Conversation with Black Swan Director Darren Aronofsky

mother! (which features both a lowercase “m” and an exclamation point as part of its official title) centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. It is rumored the film is loosely inspired by Rosemary’s Baby.

The impressive cast of mother! also includes Michelle Pfeiffer (What Lies Beneath, Dark Shadows), Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, A Beautiful Mind) and Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and his brother, Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the HuntsmanAssassin’s Creed).

Aronofsky is writing, directing and producing mother! through his own Protozoa Pictures along with Scott Franklin and Ari Handel. mother! is set to open on September 15.

RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence Movies and TV Spotlight

What do you think of the Javier Bardem poster? Will you see the movie when it hits the big screen this fall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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25th Raindance Poster and Trailer Announcement

The Raindance Film Festival is quickly approaching and to celebrate, it has launched the Official Trailer & Poster for its 25th edition, which will take place in London’s West End from September 20th – October 1st, 2017.

Directed by Rick Darge, the inspiration behind this year’s trailer has been attributed to the filmmaking process and the deconstruction of cinema – taking a comedic look at the dichotomy between fiction and reality. Darge won the Film of the Festival Award at last year’s Festival for his feature debut, Zen Dog

Internationally renowned illustrator and filmmaker, Dave McKean (MirrorMask, Luna) illustrated this year’s eclectic poster. McKean is no stranger to Raindance, having previously illustrated six Festival posters between 1997-2002. He also wrote and directed the trailer for the 8th edition of the Festival. The poster was designed by creative design agency What is Bobo, who this year have designed all the materials for the Festival.

Press can apply for accreditation through the Festival website: https://www.raindance.org/festival/press-accreditations/
Festival passes can be purchased through the Festival website: https://www.raindance.org/courses/raindance-film-festival-pass/

For more information on the poster and trailer click here.

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The Trailer and Poster for Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky!

The Trailer and Poster for Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky!

The trailer and poster for Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky!

Fingerprint Releasing and Bleecker Street have revealed the trailer and poster for Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, opening in theaters on August 18. To coincide with the debut, Channing Tatum served as Grand Marshal of the Coca-Cola 600 today at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the movie was also filmed.

The synopsis: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank and introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang. Written by Rebecca Blunt, the film is produced by Gregory Jacobs, Mark Johnson, Channing Tatum, and Reid Carolin.

What do you think about the trailer and poster? Let us know in the comments below!

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Paul McCartney Gets a Pirates of the Caribbean Character Poster!

Paul McCartney Gets a Pirates of the Caribbean Character Poster!

Paul McCartney gets a Pirates of the Caribbean character poster!

Walt Disney Pictures has released yet another character poster for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales though not for someone fans may have been expecting, Sir Paul McCartney! It’s unclear who the former Beatles front man will play in the film but he joins Keith Richards as being a a famous musician to take on a role in the franchise (Richards played Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague, in the third and fourth films).

RELATED: Pirates of the Caribbean Characters Guide

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all new Pirates movie. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

RELATED: New Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Poster and Photo

Directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will debut in theaters on May 26, 2017.

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The Last Jedi Bits: Kylo Ren’s Scar, Poster Jokes, Finn and Poe’s Bromance, and More

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In this edition of The Last Jedi Bits:

  • The controversy surrounding Kylo Ren’s scar.
  • The mines on the film’s new planet, Crait.
  • Tons of Photoshopped jokes involving The Last Jedi poster.
  • Finn and Poe’s ongoing bromance.
  • Was that Yoda in a brief shot in the trailer?
  • And more!

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In the wake of the film’s teaser release at last week’s Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson jumped on Twitter to answer a ton of fan questions. StarWarsNewsNet did a fairly comprehensive round-up, but I think most relevant answer to what we’ve seen already was that Johnson isn’t sure yet if all of the images from the teaser will make it into the final cut since he’s still editing.

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Here’s a fun little mini-controversy for you. A Reddit user pointed out in the image above that Kylo Ren’s scar looks totally different in The Force Awakens than it does in The Last Jedi teaser, but when Johnson was asked about that, he says the scar isn’t in a different place:

Looks like he was joking, though, because a couple of days later, he copped to the fact that changing the location of Kylo’s scar was actually his idea (via io9):

He’s got a point there.

The latest episode of The Star Wars Show features an interview with Johnson, who speaks very highly of The Last Jedi’s team:

“Everyone here is in it for the right reasons and approaching this from the right mindset. And everyone who loves Star Wars should feel really, really confident about the entire creative team that’s come forward to make this next round of movies happen.”

Considering the way people lost their damn minds after seeing that teaser, I think fandom is extremely confident in Johnson’s ability to deliver an excellent sequel.

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StarWarsNewsNet also has a couple of behind the scenes photos from Bolivia, which is the filming location for the movie’s new planet, Crait. We know Crait is a mineral planet with mines on it, and the site also speculates that the ships that face off against the First Order in that scene from the teaser may be there to mine kyber crystals. Is Crait another source of those ancient crystals, like Rogue One’s Jedha? It’s certainly possible.

Artist Eric Stafford animated the film’s teaser poster, and the results are pretty freakin’ cool. I’ve always wondered why studios don’t put display screens in multiplexes and have official animated versions of their posters going at all times.

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Camera Obscura Exclusive Poster Reveal

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Chiller Films’ PTSD horror movie Camera Obscura is coming to theaters in June

The very real horrors of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) take on a supernatural sheen in first time director Aaron B. Koontz’s deep, dark psychological horror movie Camera Obscura, a movie that has echoes of the classic The Twilight Zone episode “The Purple Testament” with more than a dash of Michael Powell’s controversial 1960 thriller Peeping Tom.

Camera Obscura stars Christopher Denham (Billions, Argo), Nadja Bobyleva (Bridge of Spies), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black), Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates) and Noah Segan (The Mind’s Eye, Tales of Halloween).

Synopsis: A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.

Chiller Films will release Camera Obscura to theaters on June 9th with VOD and Digital HD premieres chasing that date on June 13th. We have your exclusive first look at the official and heavily stylish theatrical poster below. Tell us what you think!

 

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Brings Back a Legend!

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Brings Back a Legend!

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster brings back a legend!

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have debuted a new theatrical poster for the highly-anticipated sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi, featuring the return of Luke Skywalker. Check out the Last Jedi poster in the gallery below!

RELATED: The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer is Here!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in regular and IMAX theaters on December 15, 2017.

What did you think of the Last Jedi poster? Will you be hanging this up on your wall? Let us know in the comments below!

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Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Unites in an Odd New Poster

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It’s a very quiet week in entertainment news, as the movie studios are all seemingly stepping aside to allow Disney to do their thing at Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. But the Warner Bros. marketing team isn’t letting this week go by without throwing a tiny bone to fans of the DC Extended Universe, so they’ve released a teaser poster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This poster, though…there’s something strange about it.

Here’s the full Justice League poster in all its bizarre glory:

Justice League teaser poster

A couple of things right off the bat (Ha! That pun wasn’t even intentional!):

  1. Does the font placement strike anyone else as a little odd? The word “Unite” is behind the characters’ heads, but “the” and “League” are in front of them. I guess they wanted to make sure we see what little of Ben Affleck’s face is poking out from under that mask?
  2. More importantly, though, look at the eye lines here. Notice anything? If you zoom in, it looks as if they’re all looking at something totally different. I’ve spent the past five minutes trying to line up one character’s eye line with another’s, and the only conclusion I can reach is that they’re all looking at something that is totally massive. Like, hundreds of feet tall. Otherwise, those angles are way off.

What do you think? Are you digging this new Justice League poster?

While there are flashes of promise in the newest trailer, I can’t quite shake the fact that Snyder’s movies are often perfect for crafting cool-looking trailers, but they rarely work well narratively for me. Still, I’m holding out a bit of hope for this movie after reading Peter’s report from the set, which sounds as if WB acknowledges the mistakes they’ve made in the past and are trying to right the ship with this film. Whether or not they succeed remains to be seen, but I’m rooting for them just the same.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.

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