There appear to be two very distinct schools of thought in regards to contemporary movie-superhero costumes. On one end, you have the functional Matrix-y black leather school, perfected in the original X-Men trilogy and best exemplified by Christian Bale’s unshowy body-armor outfit in the last two Batman movies. But this summer, there has been an explosion of retro-fabulous colorful super-costumes: Thor’s shiny royal armor, the blue-and-yellow jumpsuits of X-Men: First Class, and the ridiculously form-fitting shiny-emerald outfit on Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern. In that sense, Chris Evans’ costume in Captain America could be seen as a bit of a hybrid: The character still looks like he’s wearing a flag, but it’s a very functional flag with kevlar and pouches. A new poster that popped up on a Brazilian site called CineMarcado features a serious-looking photo of Evans outfitted head-to-toe. Do you like what you see? Check out the full-sized poster below, and then take our costume poll! READ FULL STORY
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Ohhhhhh-hhhhhh, Doc Hopper would foam at the mouth if he saw the newest poster for Jason Segel’s upcoming Muppets movie. The fiendish fast-food magnate (played by Charles Durning) spent the entire 1979 film chasing Kermit as a pitchman for his frogleg dishes, and now look at his little green friend: Kermit has legs! Long legs!
Of course, Kermit and company had legs back then, too, but scenes with Kermit riding a bicycle or Kermit and Fozzie dancing in a saloon were the clunkiest sequences, barely passing the credibility test of a generation ago. “Technology has changed,” Segel told the USA Today. “We’re able to show [the Muppets] doing stuff they hadn’t been able to do before. We’re pretty proud of that.”
The Muppets opens Nov. 23, which might explain the otherwise tepid tagline: “They’re Closer Than You Think.” Or has Segel changed his mind about filming in 3-D?
The new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides poster featuring Penélope Cruz is surprisingly tame, don’t you think? Go ahead. Study it. We’re practically forcing you to. Yes, the crossing of the swords draws your attention to her bosom, but there’s zero heaving. Normally, especially as a woman, I would applaud this lack of objectification. But this is Penélope Cruz, who director Pedro Almodóvar once said had one of the most spectacular cleavages in world cinema. Even I want a peek. I’m confident the film itself, which found a way to work in zombies and mermaids, will correct this oversight. In the meantime, let’s relive that 2006 conversation between Volver director Almodóvar, Cruz, and EW’s Missy Schwartz. Shall we… READ FULL STORY
In my mind, Water for Elephants is really just a sequel to Moulin Rouge. But only because I’m looking at their very similar posters side-by-side. (See an even more similar-looking poster here.) Bright lights! Female Oscar winners! Getting cozy with accented romantics! Also: Water for Elephant‘s poster features (fittingly, of course) an elephant. (“Elephant Love Medley,” guys!) And the tagline: “Life is the most spectacular show on Earth.” (“Spectacular, spectacular,” guys!) All that’s missing is a Narcoleptic Argentinian. Hey, I only speak the truth.
The new poster for the 3-D Justin Bieber concert film Never Say Never comes with the tagline “Find out what’s possible if you never give up.” If you’re thinking that sentiment coming from a 16-YEAR-OLD MILLIONAIRE is grating, you are not alone. But, you are also a little bitter. It’s a good message for tweens/teens who are at the age when they’re just starting to realize that not all dreams come true and have to decide whether or not to follow theirs. So, let’s breathe and let Bieber have this one. And try not to say something inappropriate about the position of the sun.
Hey, a new shot from The Smurfs. It’s not uncanny-valley nightmarish at all! Just kidding; it is a little bit. They just look a little too … I don’t know, biological? It’s like I can feel the sad pallor of their freaky skin, and it’s making me sad. From left to right, I think that’s Clumsy Smurf (voiced by Anton Yelchin), Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez), Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters), Smurfette (Katy Perry), Gutsy Smurf (Alan Cumming), and Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen). Smurfy! Smurfs smurfs smurfs. READ FULL STORY
The first poster from next year’s Cowboys & Aliens has been posted over at Yahoo, and the stark image shows Daniel Craig in full frontier regalia, with a rifle in one hand and a glowy alien thingamabob (wrist laser? Dick Tracy-style communicator?) on his opposite arm. Also, maybe it’s just the chaps, but Craig’s cowboy pants seem to be…well, riding a little tall in the saddle, if you get my meaning? Wedgies aside, the poster has a sumptuously sepia-toned look, and it’s getting me pretty stoked about the film. (Then again, I was a total fiend for science-fiction movies and western movies when I was a kid, so I may be just a teensy bit biased.)
PopWatchers, do you like what you see?
I have some good news and some bad news. There is a poster for your movie! Yup, that’s really you, front and center. You’ve made it. You are a star. Congratulations! That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is the guy behind you. (I know, you didn’t even notice him there, right?) You remember him from making the movie … Exactly, Mel Gibson. Friendly guy, funny, soft and sensitive hands. Well, he’s in the midst of another PR hiccup … Yes, yes, I know director Jodie Foster assured you those issues were behind him, but something else came out and there are these ugly voice recordings and — Look, it doesn’t even really matter. In fact, this is good thing for you — a huge opportunity. You are now the face of this movie. We’re going to have you run the media gauntlet: Leno, Matt Lauer, Kimmel, Elmo, everyone … When? Well, when the film’s released, of course … Actually, um, that hasn’t been determined yet … Well, we were hoping to get a boost from The Hangover 2, but, uh, that’s not happening now … Yes, we have every intention of releasing the movie … eventually … Hey, hey, there’s no reason to use that language! … Oh, sorry. Yes, of course: go back to your dam house and we’ll keep you posted.
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Well, if I were to base my perception of prison on this exclusive poster for Dec. 3’s I Love You Phillip Morris — and not on National Geographic Channel’s Lockdown — I’d say the penitentiary is hardly a place where you have to craft homemade shivs MacGyver-style out of soap, a bed sheet, and a poster of Rita Hayworth when you’re not fearing for your life. Instead, this ad for the movie — about two cellmates who fall in love — makes prison look like a heavenly jaunt in the electrically fenced-in park where you can spend your days gleefully teaching geometry lessons with your body. (And loaf around in loafers all day!) Don’t you just want to use Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor for a cookie mold?
And who else, for whatever reason, is humming Rusted Root’s “Send Me On My Way” while looking at this poster?
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