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'Sex and the City 2' poster: Why doesn't my sand glitter?

sex-and-the-city-2Ack! Guys, I’ve just been blinded. (And therefore hope I don’t make any typos as I wri5heighte t$is p05t.) And it’s all because of this new Sex and the City 2 poster, which is so shimmery and shiny, it could be fashioned into a hat for Aretha Franklin. (Yes, I’m still making Aretha Franklin hat jokes. How 2009 of me, right?)

Two things also came to mind when I looked at the poster: 1) The laces on Carrie’s shoes look like they’re going to trip her at any moment, and 2) When Carrie walks on sand, it glitters. When I walk on sand, it just gets stuck between my toes until my cat licks it off. But maybe Carrie is just walking on a desert made of bronzer.

Either way, I love the glasses.

Does this make you psyched for the sequel, PopWatchers? And what does sand do when you walk on it?

'Eclipse' poster: Definitely darker

ECLIPSE-onesheetThe one-sheet for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has been released. Gone are the golden earth tones of New Moon, in are the blacks and grays of the darker third film, so serious Edward’s hair is flat and Jacob’s biceps are covered. “It all begins…with a choice,” the tagline reads. It’s Bella’s decision — the vampire or the werewolf — which explains why she’s front-and-center. I say well done, even if it looks like Edward isn’t quite looking at us. You?

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EW’s Twilight hub

'Where Beagles Dare': And 28 other dog-themed movie poster parodies

dog-poster-mash-upEvery so often I volunteer to dog sit my friends’ hound, a beagle named George. Oh, the fun we have together! Sometimes we go for walks. Sometimes he poops on the carpet. And sometimes I dress him to look just like Clint Eastwood in the enjoyably old school WWII actioner Where Eagles Dare.

Okay, so I don’t do the last thing—but I might start, having been inspired by Empire magazine’s goofy (or should that be Pluto-y?) gallery of reader-generated, dog-themed movie poster mash-ups. In addition to Where Beagles Dare, you’ll also find Terminator Dalmation, In the Poop, Pup Fiction, The Good German Shepherd, Good Will Humping, The Great Dane Robbery, There Will Be Bloodhound, Planet Terrier, and many more. It’s all good clean fun, though I was disappointed by the lack of a Near Bark. Maybe I’ll just have to rough—”Ruff!”—one out myself.

Exclusive First Look: 'The Joneses' movie poster

joneses_duchovny Here’s your first look at the movie poster for the dark David Duchovny-Demi Moore comedy The Joneses (releases April 16). They star as the seemingly perfect couple next door that move into a gated community with their equally perfect children (Zombieland’s Amber Heard and The Beautiful Life‘s Ben Hollingsworth) and become the envy of all. The twist: They’re not a family, they’re employees of a stealth marketing company with the job of making their neighbors and classmates want what they’ve got. The price tags on the poster are a nice touch, even if they make me feel bad about myself: I can’t keep up with a $1,500 leather jacket. Things get complicated when Duchovny’s character begins wanting to play house with his boss (Moore) and a real-life drama threatens to blow their cover. A clever plot and the first pairing of Duchovny and Moore (as a sarcastic, submissive smartass and a domineering tease) — I’m in. You?

Exclusive: 'Hot Tub Time Machine' poster goes for laughs with...algebra?

Hot-Tub-Time-MachineWhen planning the poster for the March 26 R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine – debuting exclusively on EW.com and appearing in theaters starting tomorrow – the marketing team at MGM decided to play things counterintuitively and go with…algebra? “The title is provocative,” explains studio marketing head Michael Vollman. “We wanted to try to tell some story with the poster, which you don’t do a lot of the time. Who has algebra in something aimed at a mass audience? It was a fun way to make the title even more interesting.”

Indeed, the poster’s cheeky math spells out the film’s premise: A combination of hard ski lodge partying, what appears to be a mischievous squirrel, and a magical hot tub transport three lifelong buddies (John Cusack, The Daily Show‘s Rob Corddry, and The Office‘s Craig Robinson) and their younger pal (Greek‘s Clark Duke) back to 1986 and their 1986 bodies — and yes, you’re supposed to wonder why Duke doesn’t appear to age. (The photos on the right are of the actors briefly seen as the younger versions of Cusack, Corddry, and Robinson.) One of the most unusual aspects of the poster, it turns out, is the appearance of what appears to be booze in the comedy equation. “That’s an MPAA-approved image,” says Vollman. “It’s a generic, vodka-looking bottle.”

Has this project finally piqued your interest, PopWatchers?

'When in Rome': Do you care about the studio behind a film?

Anyone else surprised to see the new poster for When in Rome, the Kristen Bell-Josh Duhamel rom-com in theaters Jan. 19, touting that it’s “From the studio that brought you The Proposal“? Don’t get me wrong: I liked The Proposal and understand why name-dropping it after the year Sandra Bullock has had could be smart. But real movie fans know that kind of “From the…” tout is typically reserved for directors, producers, and writers — the people who are truly hands-on — not studios that bring you all kinds of films. In the case of Touchstone, the live-action/adult-focused division of Disney, that does include recent well-received romantic comedies such as The Proposal and Sweet Home Alabama, but also titles as varied as Apocalypto, Wild Hogs, Step Up, and 2009′s Surrogates.

Am I being too hard on the marketing team? In its defense, Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel aren’t A-list stars, the writers are the duo who penned Old Dogs, and saying that the film’s from Mark Steven Johnson, director of Ghost Rider and Elektra, isn’t going to get them much (though, he also wrote Grumpy Old Men, which would’ve worked on me!).

It’s just that by reaching for “the studio that brought you,” they’ve made me more nervous than if they’d just stayed with the innocuous tagline “Did you ever wish for the impossible?”. Discuss.

'Remember Me' movie poster: Robert Pattinson looks deceptively happy

The one-sheet for Robert Pattinson’s romantic drama Remember Me has been unveiled. If the photo of Pattinson and semi-unrecognizable Emile de Ravin were in color, it could be a comedy, but in black and white, you know there’s going to be pain involved. Of course, you may also have figured that out from the trailer, which shows Pattinson’s rebel getting into multiple fights with his father (Pierce Brosnan) and a cop (Chris Cooper), whose daughter (de Ravin) he begins to date. Or from the logline, which makes me think that the red title font is code for “one of them will not survive this film”: “Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life.

Are you in theaters come March 12, or are you out?

'Multiple Sarcasms' trailer contains 1.5 sarcastic lines

Here’s the trailer for Multiple Sarcasms, out in select cities this March. Timothy Hutton stars as a 1979 architect — or, as trailer voiceover guy puts it: “Gabriel’s life is unraveling, so he’s writing a play.” The title Multiple Sarcasms strikes me as even more precious than Synecdoche, NY — it’s cute that they’re playing off “multiple orgasms” because that’s really just a lovely thought, but beyond the wordplay what does it even mean? The trailer seems pretty earnest to me. I live a humorless life and resent all forms of sarcasm. Irony is for losers.

Oh, look, all is forgiven because the movie poster for Multiple Sarcasms features a toilet, but my favorite actress from my favorite movie, Aileen Quinn from Annie, is the “school secretary” in this movie.

Leo loves messing with us: 'Inception' teaser poster hits

This could not be any easier. Leonardo DiCaprio + Christopher Nolan + Mess-With-Your-Mind Thriller Genre = GIVE ME THIS MOVIE NOW. The film is called Inception. It arrives next summer. The teaser poster has hit. My initial reaction:  Between this and DiCaprio’s other psychological thriller Shutter Island, I think Leo has made it his mission to drive us insane next year. 

What do you think of the poster?

'The Back-Up Plan' art: Improper use of Alex O'Loughlin

Alex O’Loughlin couldn’t very well be shirtless on a poster for The Back-Up Plan, his April 2010 romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez. Could he? And his 50-50 split of the frame with Lopez, who returns to the genre for the first time since 2005′s Monster-in-Law, is actually quite impressive and a fine testament to his loyal female fan base. But would it have been asking too much to see his entire face?

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