We report on a lot of posters and trailers. These little bits of advertising are crucial in steering fan anticipation for blockbusters or bringing attention to smaller movies. Posters and trailers serve a purpose, and they’re not easy to make. Dozens of posters and trailers are created for movies, and studios carefully select the ones they feel will work the best and have the broadest appeal. Sadly, when it comes to posters, many of the designs are generic. The recent trends are “Back to the Audience”, “Gigantic Tagline”, and “Sparks and Debris”. I’ve chosen ten posters from 2013 that took a chance, broke the mold, and came away with something eye-catching and original.
Hit the jump for my top 10 posters of 2013, and come back tomorrow for the top 10 trailers of 2013.
Every year, there are plenty of great films, but some fall through the cracks and others are overshadowed. While we’ll have our Top 10 of the year lists near the end of 2013, we wanted to share with you some movies that may have slipped past your attention. There are films like these on our Top 10 lists as well, but we didn’t want to be redundant, and we wanted to bring attention to more films. These movies either had too limited of a release or they were dismissed because they looked bad or the premise was deemed too cheesy. Whatever the reason, they have the potential to be a cult classic in the making or at least a movie you’ll probably be sharing with your friends.
Hit the jump for Matt, Dave, Adam, and Brendan’s choices for great movies you may have missed this year.
We’re happy to bring you an exclusive clip from Jacob Vaughan’s Bad Milo that features stars Ken Marino (Burning Love) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) engaging in some very funny puppet therapy. Although the horror comedy centers on Ken discovering the source of his intestinal discomfort is a cute(ish) butt demon, this particular exchange occurs before the little guy has made his grand entrance. Check out Matt’s review of the film from SXSW here.
The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place and Stephen Root. Bad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and hits theaters on October 4th. Hit the jump to watch the clip.
Magnet has released the red-band trailer for director Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Bad Milo. The film stars Ken Marino as a man whose severe gastric problems are the result of an anal demon brought on by stress at work and at home. We previously saw a green-band debut trailer for the film, but this new one doesn’t hold back on the blood, gore, and graphic colonoscopy footage; if you’ve been holding your breath for a movie about an evil butt demon, then this film is right up your alley. Bad Milo looks batshit crazy in a very good way, and Matt caught the film at SXSW and called it “juvenile and totally hilarious.” Read his full review here.
Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer. The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root, and Peter Stormare. Bad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and hits theaters on October 4th.
Magnet has released the trailer and poster for Jacob Vaughan’s comedy Bad Milo. The film stars Ken Marino as a man whose severe gastric problems are the result of an anal demon brought on by stress at work and at home. I saw the film at SXSW back when it was just called “Milo” (the “bad” seems unnecessary unless there’s some confusion regarding good anal demons), and thought it was juvenile and totally hilarious. The poster is well done, and while the trailer is a bit flat, I highly encourage you to get together a group of friends on a weekday night, have some drinks, and laugh your ass off at watching a gremlin-like creature come out of a guy’s butt.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root, and Patrick Warburton. Bad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and in theaters on October 4th.
One of the funniest films I saw at SXSW was Jacob Vaughan‘s Milo. The juvenile comedy centers on a man (Ken Marino) whose stresses at home and at work causes him extraordinary gastric distress, which isn’t helped by the fact that he has a gremlin-like creature living in his colon. Today, Magnet has announced that they’ve picked up the film for distribution. Magnet is definitely a good fit for the film, and I assume the company will go their normal route of releasing the film on VOD before giving it a limited theatrical release. No release date has been announced, but hopefully audiences will get to see the movie later this year.
Hit the jump for the full press release. Milo also stars Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Peter Stormare, and Stephen Root.
Jacob Vaughan‘s Milo is revelatory in multiple ways. It’s a sly comment on our culture’s obsession with stress and how to relieve it. It’s an intimate family drama about a man afraid of becoming a father when he was abandoned by his own. Most of all, Milo proves you can get a surprising amount of comic mileage from an anal demon. Vaughan’s comedy is one of the most juvenile films I’ve ever seen, but works because of its completely sincerity rather than celebrating its own sense of humor. As silly as Milo gets, Vaughan and his actors play the proceedings completely straight-faced, and let the comedy shine through where the sun don’t shine.
Earlier this month, we reported on the first wave of SXSW 2013 films, which includes The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Evil Dead. Today, the full line-up has been announced, and it feels like Sundance all over again when it comes to plenty of unknown films. The chance of discovering a gem is high, and I look forward to hearing the buzz that arises from some these movies. There’s also a second chance at festival films I missed like The Act of Killing (from TIFF) and Pit Stop (from Sundance). I thought Toy’s House would make it in to SXSW, but I’ll see it eventually since it picked up distribution.
Hit the jump for the full line-up. The 2013 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 – 17th.
Two more bits of casting news this evening. Here they are in brief:
- Yancy Butler, who appeared as Angie D’Amico in Kick-Ass, is set to return in the same role for the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel.
- Jonathan Daniel Brown (Project X) is set to join the cast of the horror comedy Milo, also starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs and Peter Stormare.
Hit the jump for details on both projects.
A bunch of TV stars found their way into the movies and one Hunger Games actor saw the odds turn in his favor. Here’s your big-screen casting round-up:
- Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will star in independent Canadian comedy Sex and Sunsets.
- Dianna Agron (Glee) will join Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in Luc Besson’s action-comedy Malavita
- Gillian Jacobs (Community) will co-star in horror-comedy Milo
- The Hunger Games’ Dayo Okeniyi will play in Runner Runner starring Ben Affleck and indie high school drama The Spectacular Now
Hit the jump for more on all four projects.