We introduce a new category of movie posters, the veiled hero.
Similar to a hero alone, the veiled hero displays an incomplete character with an opaque or otherwise abstract background. Star Wars The Last Jedi released a set of their favorite characters on posters with distinctive style. But is it original and have we seen this before?
Thor Ragnarok v. Justice League,
compete not only at the box office but with their posters as well. Two superhero films both with superhero teams choose different approaches to poster design. Do the posters hold clues how good or poor the stories are?
The Mummy (2017),
is the beginning of Universal Studios “dark universe”. It also follows two prior versions from 1999 and the vaulted Boris Karloff legend of 1932. We take a look how three posters from different eras compare.
When researching the U.S. box office for 2014,
I came across an interesting trend. Many obscure films have posters using windows as a theme. Scouring films with domestic box office rank of 201 through 300 (boxofficemojo.com), here is a list of 10 obscure films of 2014 you never heard of with actors you have.
With A-list talent,
it’s difficult to deal with A-list ego across a movie poster. Panels or windows, is an easy to negotiate approach to divvy up precious marketing space with head shots separated by borders. A popular method with comedies, we take a look a more rare use in dramas.
is commonly used marketing ploy. You will see it in logos and many movie posters. It’s especially makes its appearance in animated movies. We take a look at four films using circles in movie posters.
is a technique opening a window into another reality. After all, film and television media are windows into another world, often fictional. This is why a portal, sometimes in physical form of a television, is fascinating. Let’s have a closer look in the rare use of portals in movie posters.
Debuting a new series of posts,
we take a look a four, unoriginal movie posters. Masterminds, Fist Fight, The Bye Bye Man, and Snowden highlight the kickoff.
What does Jennifer Aniston have in common with many of her movie posters?
The answer is she’s often featured in windows or panels. Many comedy posters rely on this marketing gimmick. Not only we’ll study the posters but take a look back how common Jennifer Aniston is seen these type posters.
Face to face,
with a year of comic book confrontations! From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse, comes three films of titanic expectations. Great personalities clash. How will this type poster grab your attention at the box office?