Thursday, September 13, 2012

Poster Review: So Undercover

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It's the return of Comedy White! Welcome back, Comedy White.

Miley's one-figered right hand is kinda creepy. Is that the secret weapon? Her deformity?

Also, Miley's pelvis couldn't be any more tucked if she was folded and placed in a suitcase. Yes, that wasn't design snark, that was posture snark.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Poster Review: Cold Light of Day

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Who is that uncredited dude stiffly walking away from that explosion? Is this a new Terminator film? How do you not put Sigourney Weaver in your poster?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poster Review: Butter

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As a baker (intimate knowledge of butter wrappers) and a designer (intimate knowledge of printing technologies) I have yet to see sticks of butter with sides that perfectly flat, or wax paper that can be printed at what looks like about 600dpi with perfect color registration.

This would have been so much color either without the insets, or if the insets looked like they'd been printed in one color with a coarse screen. Better yet, the heads would all be carved out of butter, since that's what the damn movie's about.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poster Review: Premium Rush

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The only way that is JGL's head attached to that body is if:

  1. His neck is the longest neck ever recorded.
  2. His neck also includes at least 4 heavy duty VESA-certified pivot joints.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Poster Review: Playing for Keeps

Based on this poster, I'm thinking what Butler really wants is Quaid. Brokeback Mondrian?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Poster Review: 360

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OK, who let the disc label desingner near the movie poster machine?

Poster Review: Arbitrage

"A real thriller. Richard Gere has never been more intensely alive."

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WTF is "intensly alive"? Is it code for "dead eyes"? Because I've never seen a actor with eyes that looked more dead than they do right here.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Outside the second-oldest building in California.


Taken at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Poster Review: The Dark Knight Rises (III)

With the rapid approach of the final chapter in Chris Nolan's sublime Batman tale, we're getting more poster goodness dumped upon us. And for the most part, they're really good.

New character posters:

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These approch perfection. The color is great, the grit and texture are phenomenal. My only complaint is the use of "RISE" on all. Maybe it's the only solution, but I think the Bane and Catwoman versions need a different word up there. Other than that, these may be my favorite character posters since The Matrix Reloaded set.

I believe the next one may be a little older, although not as old as the first one, which is an example of an absolutely perfect teaser poster.

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This one bugs. The integration of the fire is great. Not sure about the tagline though. Doesn't quite work. Worse is the shot of Bats. The lighting is so incongruous with the background that it makes the whole thing look fan-made. Unfortunate.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poster Review: Battleship

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Never before was an actor more meant for a movie.

Also, bonus points for almost completely obscuring the title character.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Poster Review: Friends with Kids

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Nicely kerned and leaded title on this. The first tagline makes sense, but why is there a second tagline in a different font? Odd choice.

The eyelines and planes of existence at the bottom would require some serious quantum computing to explain what's going on.

And now the Poster Review Players:

Maya Rudolph: You mean this isn't Bridesmaids 2?

Chris O'Dowd: Hey baby, you want to hear my stories from The IT Crowd? I've got an accent!

Kristen Wiiiiiiiiiig: I amso smmaaaaaashed!!!!!

John Hamm: I don't know who that blonde is, but I'm totally going to hit it.

Adam Scott: How did I get first billing?

Jennifer Westfeldt: How did I make the poster?

Megan Fox and Ed Burns: Seriously.

Friday, January 13, 2012