Top 10 Alternative Movie Posters of 2013 Featuring Artists Tyler Stout, Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, Gabz, Matt Taylor and More

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I know what you’re thinking – not another Top Ten list.  And yes, I know how you feel.  I’ve been looking at all these Top Ten lists everywhere, and as an alternative movie poster connoisseur – not in the pretentious way, mind you – I have been wondering to myself if anyone shared my opinion having seen this year’s expansive list of prints.  This year alone has been insane as far as silkscreen movie poster releases have gone.  Mondo has put out more prints than ever (just compare this with this), Gallery 1988 started stepping it up a bit once they saw how many new prints were being released, new movie poster galleries are getting into the game, and then you have private commissions.

Private commissions are a somewhat new thing.  Groups of collectors form up, pool their cash together, email an artist, and then see what they can do.  Some of the prints that come out of the private commissions are good, and, to be blunt, most are bad.  But the ones that do work out are amazing.  As such, a few are in my Top Ten list.  I’ve had a finger on the pulse of the alternate movie poster world, and I will share with you what I have found.  After the jump, check out the Top Ten alternative movie posters of 2013.

THE COLLISION: Episode 58 – Ben Affleck as Batman, YOU’RE NEXT, THE WORLD’S END, and We Know Better

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This week on The Collision, we talk about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in Man of Steel 2 , the fanboy reaction to that news, how fans think they know how best to run a studio, and much more. We also talk about the marketing of You’re Next, and rave about The World’s End.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“The ‘Realness’ of Superheroes and Kick-Ass 2), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

Super Sized Limited Paper: Kevin Tong Does TRANSFORMERS, Bottleneck Gallery’s THE GANG’S ALL HERE Gets Teased, and Our Next Giveaway Revealed!

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As we head into the final stretch of 2012, things aren’t slowing down in the slightest:  gallery shows are still coming fast and furious (our friends at Ltd Art Gallery just opened their latest show, and another open next week via our friends at Bottleneck Gallery), Mondo’s still churning out new stuff (an entire line of Uni Monsters prints designed by Jay Shaw was released earlier this week), and—meanwhile, closer to homebase—we’ve had more artists and galleries contacting us about doing giveaways through Limited Paper than ever before.  Indeed, if anything might be said about the current state of affairs in Poster World, it’s that things are only getting crazier.

Today, we’ve got news on a new Transformers piece from Kevin Tong, show you where you can still purchase one of Craig Drake’s The Hunger posters, and—last but not least—announce our latest giveaway (and offering clues on next week’s).  Ready to digest all that?  It’s all after the break in today’s super-sized Limited Paper, folks.

Top 10 Films of 2011

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Between festivals and theatrical releases, I saw over 100 new films this year.  Some were awful, some were good, and some were mediocre.  And then there were the movies that stayed with me, and more importantly, held up on repeat viewings.  In past years, I’ve usually only had one chance to watch a movie and sometimes the initial positive impression was enough to land it on my annual Top 10 list.  Then I looked back on the list six months later and realized some films shouldn’t have made the cut.  This year, I got to attend major festivals and received “For Your Consideration screeners, which made it easier to double-check movies I enjoyed.  If you’re wondering why movies that originally received an a high rating didn’t make the list, it’s because while I still liked them on a second viewing, their faults became more apparent.  The movies on my Top Ten list became better on repeat viewings and I look forward to watching them again and again over the years.

Hit the jump to check out my picks for the Top 10 films of 2011.

97 Original Scores Up for Oscar; DRIVE and ATTACK THE BLOCK Ruled Ineligible

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As the 84th Academy Awards move closer, we’re starting to get a better sense of how things will pan out. We recently shared the 39 songs that will contend for the Best Original Song category, and now the Academy has announced the 97 original scores eligible for the Best Original Score award. AMPAS is notoriously picky when it comes to eligibility in this category, and as we feared the scores for both Drive and Attack the Block have been deemed ineligible. Also disappointing is the ineligibility of Alexandre Desplat’s mesmerizing score for The Tree of Life.

While it’s upsetting to see some of the year’s best work side-lined, there’s plenty to be happy about. I was a huge fan of Howard Shore’s work in Hugo and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as The Chemical Brothers’ brilliant work in the criminally underseen Hanna. Hit the jump for the full list, as well as who I think will make the cut.

DRIVE and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Lead London Critics’ Circle Film Award Nominations

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In the U.S. awards race,  The Artist, The Descendants, and Hugo seem to have a steady hold on the lead, but across the pond it looks like they may have other (and better) ideas.  Today, the London Critics Circle Film Award nominations were announced and Drive and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead the pack with six nominations each.  A Separation and We Need to Talk about Kevin each landed five nominations a piece, and The Artist and Shame netted four nods each.  Attack the Block also got some love with nominations for Breakthrough British Filmmaker (Joe Cornish) and Young British Performer of the Year (John Boyega).

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced on January 19th.

SHAME, TYRANNOSAUR, and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY Lead the British Independent Film Awards Nominations

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Nominations have been announced for the 2011 British Independent Film Awards.  Steven McQueen‘s Shame, Paddy Considine‘s directorial debut Tyrannosaur, and Tomas Alfredson‘s adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead the pack with seven nominations each, and Ben Wheatley‘s Kill List and Lynne Ramsay‘s We Need to Talk about Kevin followed close behind with six nominations a piece.  Other noteworthy nominations include the two for Attack the Block (Best Debut Director for Joe Cornish and Most Promising Newcomer for John Boyega), and Drive picking up a nod for Best Foreign Independent Film.

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Director Joe Cornish Discusses Possible ATTACK THE BLOCK Sequel Ideas; Confirms He’s Been Approached for American Remake and Spin-Off

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Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block pretty much amazed everyone who go the chance to see it this year. Throughout its numerous special screenings and limited theatrical run, it captivated audiences with its of-kilter alien invasion story set in South London. Given that the film is so loved by the people, naturally there’s been talk of possible sequels. At this summer’s Comic-Con, Cornish revealed that producer Edgar Wright had come up with an idea for the sequel, though he was remiss to reveal just what the idea entailed. However, the film’s star John Boyega has been coming up with ideas of his own, and recently Cornish revealed what Boyega would have in store for the characters if he had his way. Hit the jump to find out what it was, and for Cornish’s comments on a possible American remake and TV show spinoff.

ATTACK THE BLOCK Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 25

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If you’re like me, and you’ve been insanely jealous of all those folks who have gotten to see Joe Cornish’s much buzzed-about Attack the Block, then I’ve got some very exciting news for you: Sony Home Entertainment is set to release the Edgar Wright-produced flick on Blu-ray and DVD on October 25th. Pretty much everyone who has seen the alien invasion film has loved it (including Matt and Steve), and I’ve been waiting in vain each week to see if it will finally screen in my city. If you’ve thus far been shit out of luck like me, or if you’ve already seen the film and want to own it so you can share it with every single person you know, all will be well next month.

Hit the jump for more details, including the full press release.

Director Joe Cornish Interview ATTACK THE BLOCK

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Joe Cornish’s spunky and rollicking alien invasion film Attack the Block, wastes no time. It begins with a South London mugging interrupted by an alien falling to earth. After a brief scuffle, the muggers kill the beast and then parade it around their public housing tenement as a prize. But when larger, pitch-black beasts with glowing blue fangs begin to fall from the sky, the young hoodie-wearing hooligans are forced to band together with the woman they robbed in order to survive the night and defend their home turf.

I recently sat down with Cornish to discuss his directorial debut. During the interview he told us about how the monsters actually absorb the light around them, why he chose to go practical for the beasties, how the film satirizes English politics while humanizing disadvantaged youths and even briefly touches on Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, which he is co-writing.  Hit the jump for the full video interview and the list of theaters playing the movie this weekend.

Comic-Con 2011: ATTACK THE BLOCK Panel Recap; Edgar Wright Updates on ANT-MAN and the Next Film in the Cornetto Trilogy with Simon Pegg/Nick Frost

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One of the most buzzed about movies of the year is Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block. Following its premiere at SXSW (where the film played like gangbusters), the flick has been hosting advance screenings across the country. Matt loved it, and so did Bill and Steve. Cornish and producer Edgar Wright, as well as star John Boyega were present at Comic-Con today for the film’s Hall H panel and we were there to cover. To sum up, I must see this movie as soon as humanly possible. In addition to Attack the Block, Wright gave updates on Ant-Man and the third film in his “Cornetto Trilogy” with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Hit the jump for my recap.

Comic-Con 2011: ATTACK THE BLOCK Screening and Q&A with Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish and John Boyega

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The Joe Cornish-directed alien invasion film Attack the Block has landed at Comic Con. Though it’s on the small end of the budget scale when compared to summer blockbusters, it may very well turn out to be the best bang for your buck in 2011. After receiving praise at SXSW and earning critical supporters both in England and stateside, Attack the Block is now only one week away from limited release in the states. The involvement of executive producer Edgar Wright and Big Talk Productions, known for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs the World, have led many people to draw direct comparisons to these movies. However, I think that while Attack the Block might have the same popcorn appeal and light-hearted character as these other films, it stands apart from them in many other ways. Hit the jump for my thoughts as well as a Q&A from Cornish, Wright and principal actor John Boyega.

Comic-Con 2011: Much Better Version of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Poster; Banners for 30 MINUTES OR LESS, ATTACK THE BLOCK, UNDERWORLD 4, More

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Just a little while ago I posted the first promotional posters/banners for The Amazing Spider-Man.  In the short time since I posted the article, Sony has hung the first official poster on the side of the Hard Rock Hotel .  As you’ll see after the jump, it’s got the logo, release date, and the studio logos.  It’s definitely the first official poster.

In addition, I also snapped banners for Dexter, 30 Minutes or Less, Attack the Block, Underworld 4: Awakening, True Blood, The Amazing Spider-Man, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and The Walking Dead inside the Convention Center here at Comic-Con.  Check it all out after the jump.

Who Wants Free Tickets to the ATTACK THE BLOCK Screening at Comic-Con?

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I’ve raved about Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, Scott loved it, Steve’s loved it, and plenty of other online writers have cheered it on as well.  And if you don’t like our opinions, the film has picked up accolades at the SXSW and Los Angeles Film Festivals.  I’m not sure how much convincing you need to see this film, but for Comic-Con attendees who can’t wait to see this flick, I’ve got some great news.  Collider will be giving out 5 pairs of tickets to a special Comic-Con screening of the flick. Additionally, you can click here to register for free passes on a first-come, first serve basis, but our winners will be guaranteed seats.  If you do get passes through RSVPing and not directly through us, be sure to show up early as your pass does not guarantee you a seat.

Furthermore, folks at the Comic-Con screening will be treated to a Q&A with Cornish, executive producer Edgar Wright, and star John Boyega.  Hit the jump for more details on the screening, the Comic-Con panel for the film, and to find out other sites that are giving away tickets.  Attack the Block hits theaters in the US on July 29th.

Free Tickets to ATTACK THE BLOCK Screening in Los Angeles on Fourth of July

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If you’ve been hearing the ridiculous buzz and unending love for Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block, then you’re probably itching to finally see the thing. Well, now’s your chance. The Edgar Wright-produced flick is being screened at the New Beverly in Los Angeles on July 4th, and we’ve got a limited amount of tickets to give out.

For those in the dark, the film centers on a street gang of kids who take on a hostile alien invasion. That plot description in and of itself should be enough to pique your interest. Hit the jump for more information on the screening.

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