The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Gravity has Ben Stiller in the clouds, Gravity has George Clooney looking scared, All Is Lost: Robert Redfords fights a wide wide sea, Bad Milo!: Don’t letit fart all over you, Ass Backwards in paeants and life, Around the Block stars Chrstina Ricci as a teacher in Australia, Plus The Investigator and La Tendresse

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Movies

secret_life_of_walter_mittyBen Stiller is obviously head in the clouds, soaring above it all, his own superhero who can leap tall buildings in a single bound in the first poster for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  All in all this looks like it is going to be one dreamy and delightful Christmas present for film-goers.  Stiller directs and stars in this version of the James Thurber classic story about a man whose daydreams provide all the adventure in his life that rescues him from his work-a-day job as a Life magazine picture editor– until the real adventure of his lifetime arrives.   The poster’s simple but evocative and surreal feel makes it work on lots of different levels.  Round out the cast is Kristen Wiig as the pined for and pining love interest, Sean Penn as the real imaginary hero in a Life photo that initiates Walter’s great adventure and Patton Oswalt as Mitty’s friend and coworker. 

gravity_ver5This George Clooney Gravity poster is a great mate for the one that featured a fully terrified Sandra Bullock.  The slight look of fear etched in Clooney’s eyes that also havean echo of wonder is balanced by the other features and emotions playing across his face:  a man trying to keep from going out of control, trying to keep his mind focused on finding a solution to the current dire problem.   The light shadows dancing across the visor emit the obligatory a 2001: A Space Odyssey homage.  The tag line “Don’t Let Go” works brilliantly with the poster image.  A great poster that truly makes one want to see Gravity in IMAX 3D.  The film  directed by Alfonso Cuaron will have its premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. 

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 All Is Lost keeps on producing simple but greatly effective posters.   A terrified but determined Robert Redford sporting the look of heroism for the crop of September/October features being released (Gravity, Captain Phillips, Runner Runner) , steers his boat through the roughest water of his life.  The image says a lot without telling too much of the story, a story that you must see– which is the essential hallmarks of a great movie poster.   “Never Give Up” is the perfect caption for the image.   

milo_ver3This Bad Milo poster is screamingly, profanely hilarious.   Bad Milo is an annal demon that has comes to possess the number 2 orifice of poor star Ken Marino, making this bad seed a true pain in the ass.  Hey, some times “bad sh**t happens” as the tag line proudly proclaims.  When that  happens you just might as well cuddle up with it as seen in the film’s first poster (click here to see it) and let it explode.  See it on iTunes and VOD today or wait until October 4th for it to fart on the big screen.  

ass_backwardsAss Backwards features June Diane Raphael (Burning Love) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) in a story about two best friends who ditch the city and road trip back to their hometown to try to win the beauty pageant they lost as kids.  Raphael and Wilson wrote the script with Chris Nelson, a TV veteran,  directing the mayhem.   About the two ill-fitting slightly odd pageant dresses featured on the poster image Raphael told EW about the inspiration.  “We took to the streets — and by the streets we mean a downtown LA quinceanera shop — to procure the best dresses I have ever seen,” Raphael tells EW. “The look we were kind of going for is like crazy Toddlers and Tiaras-type little girl dresses, and you know, luckily for us those are also quinceanera dresses, they are one in the same.”  Opens November 8th. 

 

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 Around the Block stars Christina Ricci as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city Sydney youth under her wing.  Australian Sarah Spilliane directs from her own script.  

the investigator

 A veteran police detective becomes a criminal justice teacher and baseball coach at a local high school, leading him to the most important investigation of his life. Inspired by true events.

 

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