Teaser Poster: Oz the Great and Powerful

(click to enlarge) The new teaser poster for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom strikes a definite storybook tone. Here’s the official blurb from when the trailer popped up in January: “Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in (read…)

Poster: Linda Cardellini in Return

I was watching Freaks and Geeks a couple of months back and two things occurred to me. 1) Wow, Linda Cardellini is much sexier dressed down and kind of dorky than she is dolled up like a model and 2) why isn’t she working more? With Return it looks like I get the best of (read…)

84th Academy Awards Poster

Check out the full poster after the jump or at Oscar.org.

Poster: David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti

Removed because it was fan art and not a real poster  


Because in space, no one can hear you making an Alien prebootquel or whatever it is. Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba star in Ridley Scott’s film set in the Alien universe. It opens June 8, 2012. Check out the full poster after the jump.

Poster: The Amazing Spider-Man

This first made the rounds over the weekend, but it was splashed with an ugly watermark (almost as annoying as commercials attached to online trailers). So, here’s old news, but clean news. Check it out after the jump. I’ve been cold to this whole reboot, but I have to admit they’ve assembled a very nice (read…)

Poster: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the jump.

Poster #2: The Dark Knight Rises

. Check out the 2nd poster for The Dark Knight Rises after the jump.

Poster: Asghar Farhadi's A Separation

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, which was recently chosen by the NYFCC as best foreign film and is regarded as one of the favorites for the same treatment at the Oscars, has a trailer. Stream it and check out the official synopsis after the jump. A Separation opens in the US on December 30th.

Poster: Norwegian Wood

The Playlist has debuted the lovely US poster for Tran Anh Hung’s adaptation of Haruki Murikami’s Norwegian Wood co-starring Rinko Kikuchi (Babel). Check out the full poster after the jump. The novel is a reminiscence by the character Toru Watanabe who looks back on his relationships in the late 1960s with two women, the beautiful (read…)

Poster: Declaration of War

Apple has the trailer for Declaration of War (streaming after the jump), France’s official submission for the foreign language Oscar and just announced today as part of the Sundance lineup. I caught the film the other day and it won me over. Here’s the official synopsis: “The opening night film at this year’s Critics Week (read…)


Click to Enlarge Oren Moverman’s Rampart has been earning Woody Harrelson’s performance as the most crooked of LA cops some stellar reviews since the film debuted at Toronto. I hope to catch it myself in the next couple of days before it opens in NY and LA on 11/23 for an Oscar qualifying run. Check (read…)

UK Poster: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in SHAME

We’ve got a UK quad and a new trailer for Steve McQueen’s Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. The trailer (after the jump) is an audio-visual mood number that doesn’t really give away anything about the movie, but sets exactly the right tone. It takes full advantage of Mulligan’s smoldering rendition of New York, (read…)

Click to Enlarge Hmm. Not sure what to make of this poster. It basically just posterizes this image from the film, but then we’re talking about an advertisement not the movie itself. So, there you go. It doesn’t win any poster awards in my book, but it doesn’t dim my hopes for the film. One (read…)

Lynne Ramsay’s (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton.

Click to Enlarge From Apple. Here’s the official blurb: “Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, GRIZZLY MAN) returns with INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE, a riveting examination of a horrible crime which probes the human psyche to explore why people kill–and why the state kills. In intimate (read…)

Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day with Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth and Ellen Burstyn

Here’s a trailer for the new horror flick The Woman in Black starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe. It debuted during the Scream Awards on Spike TV last night. I’m having a hard time getting a feeling for this one, but I’m in a Halloween mood and there’s always room for creepy Victorian ghost horror in (read…)

Johnny Depp stars in the film based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson

Click to enlarge Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving star in Jim (son of Ken) Loach’s Oranges and Sunshine. Check out the trailer here. And here’s the official blurb: “Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the (read…)

Click to enlarge Even art films get the character banner treatment these days! Having said that, I really like this one of Kirsten Dunst. Hit the source, Empire Online, for a bunch more including the director himself. Lars von Trier’s Melancholia starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, John Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland opens in (read…)

Click to enlarge Instead of “Christmas” they should’ve just cut to the chase and put “Oscar Season” I know I’m being cynical, but I can’t help it. Having said that, I’m always excited to see what Spielberg has up his sleeve even when it turns out to be Amistad. (via: Entertainment, Weakly)

Click to Enlarge Yahoo has debuted the poster for Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher flick The Iron Lady. I pretty much unreservedly dig Meryl, but I’m having a rough time warming up to this one. I tend to be anti-bio anyway, but the teaser for this one just seemed kind of silly. The poster’s a little (read…)

Click to Enlarge This new version of the poster for the indie comedy Dirty Girl comes by way of Yahoo Movies. Rising star Juno Temple (Cracks, Kaboom, The Three Musketeers) plays Danielle, the bad girl of a small town high school who is teamed up for a parenting exercise with the class nerd. The two (read…)

Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston in Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea One of a number of films I’m anxious to hear about at Toronto is Terence Davies’ The The Deep Blue Sea though I found myself on the outside looking in at the rapturous critical response his documentary Of Time and the City got. (read…)

Click for full size at IMP Awards After seeing the trailer, the more I think about this the less on board I am, and I say that as someone who was interested when the project was first announced. Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi star in Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of (read…)

Pariah Focus Features has sent out the first striking poster for Dee Rees’ Pariah, which debuted to positive notices at Sundance where it nabbed a cinematography award. Unable to choose between several designs, the folks behind the film put them all on Facebook to let the public decide. That nugget of information would be a (read…)

Click for larger image at THR It’s no secret I’m in the minority of folks who weren’t crazy about Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s first collaboration, Juno, but I’m looking forward to see if Young Adult is an improvement. Charlize Theron stars as an alcoholic writer of… wait for it… young adult fiction, hence the (read…)

Matthew McConoughey and Emile Hirsch in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe (Click to Enlarge) William Friedkin’s Killer Joe is making its debut at the Venice Film Festival. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, rising star Juno Temple, ever-reliable Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon. The screenplay by Pulitzer and Tony-winning Tracy Letts (whose play Bug was (read…)

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