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New 'Harry Potter' posters: Okay, who wanted Harry and Hermione together?

hermione-harryAnother day, another new set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I posters. This crop continues the unsettling tone with shots of Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy, and Scabior and Fenrir Greyback staring us down. View them below, along with a slightly Twilight-esque photo of Hermione and Ron (though Edward would never wear that shirt). But first, check out this surprisingly sexy image of Hermione and Harry and remember all the times you wanted those two to couple. (Not just me, I assume.)

I know their friendship is one of the books’ most beautiful relationships — that deep of a bond between teens without hormones raging is truly special. I did/will enjoy watching them fall in love with Ron and Ginny, and I fully appreciate how the Weasleys complement them. (Two of my favorite scenes in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were Ginny running to Harry’s side in the field and her cradling him over Dumbledore’s body. Harry needs a partner as fearless as he is, body and soul, and she’s that strong.) But the ease with which Harry and Hermione communicate, the way he held her when she was crying over Ron and Lavender and she saw through his feelings for Ginny — that’s the kind of comfort and understanding you yearn for as an adult.

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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows': New posters let you look the main characters in the eyes

With 42 days left until the release of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Warner Bros. has released seven new character posters to further promote the film. The posters are simple, dark, and totally striking, spotlighting one of the film’s seven major characters: Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), Hermione (Emma Watson), Snape (Alan Rickman), Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), Fenrir Greyback (Dave Legeno), and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). (Collector’s item, anyone?) I was ridiculously excited to see this movie even before I saw these posters, but now I am beyond ready for Nov. 19th.

This entire poster series is visually stunning, and the extreme closeups show the intense emotion each character has in what will be one of the darkest films in the Harry Potter franchise. I’m not ready to accept that this film marks the beginning of the end, but these mature-looking photos (I see that facial scruff on Harry and Ron!) are a clear indicator that my three favorite Gryffindors are ready to move past Hogwarts and face the darkness of the world head on.

It’s great seeing each of these characters that we have come to love — or fear — over the course of the series take center stage in each of the seven posters. As much as I love Harry, I like seeing everyone get equal face time, as they’re all so integral to the story. As much as the Lord Voldemort — I mean, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named — poster freaks me out, I’ll admit I’m glad to see him sneering at me through my computer screen.

Excited yet?

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Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth hop aboard 'Ghost Rider 2'

elba-whitworthImage Credit: Charles Norfleet/PR Photos; Ryan Miller/Getty ImagesWhen Idris Elba hinted to TotalFilm.com the other day that he had a deal with Marvel, fans immediately linked the actor with Luke Cage, the Harlem-bred badass. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba’s next encounter in Marvel’s superhero universe — after next year’s Thor — will be in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, playing an “alcoholic warrior monk,” (which, in my opinion, is the awesome title of some hypothetical movie I’d actually pay to see). Johnny Whitworth (Gamer) is also reportedly aboard to play a crook who makes a deal with the devil. I still envision Elba as the breathing incarnation of Luke Cage, but for now, the bruising Brit will have to settle with that other rage-filled Cage, the Ghost Rider himself, Nicolas.

Does Elba’s involvement in Ghost Rider make you more or less hopeful that a Luke Cage movie is around the corner?

New 'Harry Potter' posters aren't playing around

Harry-Potter-HermioneI don’t know if I’ve ever been as invested in a movie as I am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. I’ve already teared up reading about the cast talking about how it looks like a war film with the massive destruction done to Hogwarts. The new posters, featuring Harry, Hermione, and Ron on the run with their wands drawn and the tagline “Nowhere is safe,” preys upon that intense reaction (which was echoed by more than one reader). They’re dirty and bruised and looking over their shoulders in a way no teen should ever have to. We’ve built such a relationship with those characters over seven thick books and six films that I almost feel like this will be a new 3-D experience. An emotional one. We’ll have the urge to reach out to help them — or run. Check out Harry’s and Ron’s posters below. Effective marketing?
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'The Town' poster continues to unnerve, but in a good way

the-townThe poster for Ben Affleck’s Beantown cops-and-robbers drama The Town is so effective, I need to make sure you’ve all seen it and felt uneasy, too. If you’ve watched the trailer, odds are the one-sheet stirs the fight or flight response. I can’t decide what to do: Look away or stare. It’s that blue-gray tone — stark, ominous, and adds to the chill. (It also permeates the new clip from the film embedded below.) Best poster in recent memory? READ FULL STORY

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Devil' has a new poster: Why must everything about this movie excite me?

devilM. Night Shyamalan’s latest project, Devil, is a curious thing. On the one hand, it’s a movie “from the mind” of Shyamalan, so it’s easy to dismiss it — at least that’s the conventional logic surrounding his work these days. I’ve seen the trailer for Devil twice in theaters, and each time, the whole audience cracked up at the sight of the director’s name.

On the other hand, though, Devil kind of looks great. As much as I want to write this movie off and assume that it will be The Happening 2.0, I actually find the concept incredibly intriguing: Someone in the elevator is a human manifestation of Satan. You can’t say it’s not audacious! Devil‘s new poster isn’t making it any easier for me to preemptively dislike the film, either. With a blazing upside-down cross peeking through the doors of an elevator, Devil makes lifts look pretty darn cool. (And a whole lot scarier than The Tower of Terror ever did.) Don’t crucify me, but I may be convinced to go see this. Anyone else experiencing similar feelings of temptation? Are you conflicted because of your feelings toward Shyamalan and your expectations for Devil?

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Lunchtime Poll: What does Joaquin Phoenix most need in the 'I'm Still Here' movie poster?

Joaquin Phoenix’s “documentary” film I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, opens Sept. 10, if anyone cares. Joaquin Phoenix looks like he cares, assuming he is awake. I’m sure a better poll might have been “Is Joaquin Phoenix awake?” As I gaze upon the vast wasteland of Phoenix’s beard, my question is not the usual “What am I looking at?” but rather “What is missing?” (Besides one-third of the font.)

In the case of the mockumentary’s bizarre promotional campaign spotted in New York, in which stencils of Phoenix are presented with no context, the answer was “everything.” With the poster, at least we see a title, two names, and the vague suggestion of bunny ears. I suppose anything at this point is better PR for the movie than another sexual harrassment suit filed against actor-director Casey Affleck, right? Vote below.

Read more: Yesterday’s Lunchtime Poll: History’s worst sculpture?

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Lindsay Lohan's 'Machete' poster: No.

She wasn’t in the new ‘Machete’ trailer, but Lindsay Lohan sure is on this movie poster, licking a gun. As you’ll remember, Lindsay is no stranger to posing with weapons near her mouth, having graduated from 2007’s minor-league cutlery phase featuring True Beauty host Vanessa Minnillo. This marks the second time in one week that a visual made possible by Lindsay Lohan’s opposable thumbs has made me die inside. It’s a banner week for her.

What a fun, sexy time for Lindsay!

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'Despicable Me' posters despicably telling me nothing about the movie

despicable-meYes, I’ve seen the trailers for July 9’s Despicable Me. But I’m still not entirely convinced that the movie isn’t just about those little yellow eggs you find inside of Kinder Surprises. Because the streets of New York are filled with movie posters featuring these creatures — and nothing else. Where is Gru, the evil “villain” voiced by Carell in the film? Apparently, he’s getting his minions to do all his publicity work for him too. What a diva.

Based solely on these posters, what would you think Despicable Me is about, PopWatchers? (Shrunken Homer Simpson heads?) Have the ads piqued your curiosity? And what species are those minions anyway? (P.S. For further explanation of the plot, check out this exclusive clip from the movie.)

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New 'Piranha 3D' poster: Come on, where's the cheese?

Pirahna-3DDimension has revealed its latest poster for Aug. 20’s Piranha 3D — and it’s as disappointing as a Kenny G song without the soprano sax. Come on, Piranha 3D: You’re a movie called…Piranha 3D. We should fully expect the poster equivalent of processed orange Easy Cheese, and what we’ve got here is a hunk of brie. I mean, we’re talking about a movie with a plot involving giant, growling (yes, growling!) fish attacking teens whose key to survival seems to be simply staying out of the water!

And yet all I want to do is send this tooth-baring fish back to the Jurassic Park reject pile from which it came. (Because, does it even look like a fish? I’m seeing T-Rex snout.) So, I say try again, Dimension. I want to see stupid. Something along the lines of gigantic piranhas exploding as they launch themselves into buildings. Ask SyFy — they’ll know what to do.

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