SERENA Trailer and Posters: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Reunite in Long-Delayed Drama

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At long last, the very first Serena trailer and poster for director Susanne Bier’s period drama.  The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as a 1920s newlywed couple who travel to North Carolina to seize control of the timber industry.  Infidelity and infertility leads Serena (Lawrence) to become suspicious of George’s (Cooper) illegitimate son while attempting to keep their timber land from being taken by the government.  Remember all the buzz surrounding Lawrence and Cooper in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook?  Well Serena was actually shot 10 months before the David O. Russell film came out, so you can say this one has been sitting on the shelf for a spell.  This trailer doesn’t make the movie look especially bad—it looks fine—but alas, as the picture is slated to open overseas next month, a U.S. release date remains elusive.

Hit the jump to check out the first Serena trailer and poster.  The film also stars Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris and opens in the UK on October 24th.

Katniss Finally Gets Her Own THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Poster; Plus New Poster for Paul Bettany’s SHELTER

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We’ve got a couple new posters to share.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance:

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – We’ve seen two different sets of character posters for the third installment of the Hunger Games franchise (here and here), but neither included one for our heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).  However, Lionsgate finally released one for The Girl on Fire.  You can’t see her face in it, but it’s still something.
  • Shelter – We’ve also got a new poster for Paul Bettany’s directorial debut, Shelter.  This one stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie as two homeless people living on the streets of New York.  It’s due to screen at TIFF on Friday, September 12th.

Hit the jump to check out the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 poster as well as the one for Shelter.

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THE MAZE RUNNER Clip and Character Posters; Plus Additional Promos Featuring The Grievers

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If you’re going to survive The Maze Runner, you’ve got to follow the rules.  You’ve got to check out the map room, get your section assignment, gear up and only then can you run into the maze to try to find a way out.  And if that’s not hard enough, you’ve also got to make sure you make it back into The Glade before those doors close, otherwise, the Grievers will get you.

It’s always been clear that the James Dashner book has some serious big screen potential, but now that The Maze Runner promo material is pouring in ahead of the film’s September 19th release, it’s more evident than ever.  Hit the jump to catch a brand new The Maze Runner clip as well as some new promo videos and character posters, too.

Robert Downey Jr. Defends His Honor in THE JUDGE Poster; Plus New Posters for FOXCATCHER and PADDINGTON

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Posters for a trio of fall releases have landed online.  Briefly:

  • The Judge – The first The Judge poster puts Robert Downey Jr. in a precarious position, as he’s forced to defend his father (Robert Duvall)—a judge—in the court of law.  The film marks director David Dobkin’s first foray into drama and I’m curious to see how it comes together when I catch its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.  The tagline is…interesting.  The pic opens in theaters on October 10th.
  • Foxcatcher – The previous poster for Bennett Miller’s highly anticipated drama focused on Channing Tatum’s Olympic wrestler character, but this new poster is all about the transformed Steve Carell as eccentric millionaire John du Pont.  This is another film that will be screening at TIFF before its theatrical bow on November 14th.
  • Paddington – A new poster for the live-action/CG animation hybrid family adventure puts the adorable titular bear front and center while also highlighting the film’s holiday release date.  Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville with the voice of Ben Whishaw as Paddington, the pic opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Hit the jump to check out posters and synopses for the aforementioned films.

The Rebels Take Flight in New THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Posters

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For some reason I keep forgetting that there’s a new Hunger Games movie coming this year.  Catching Fire surprised the hell out of me and was my favorite studio tentpole of last year, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how Francis Lawrence tackles the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy (well the first half of the final book, technically).  A peek into what’s in store has surfaced today by way of a new collection of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 posters that introduce the leaders of the rebellion.  There’s Liam Hemsworth’s Gale, of course, but I’m really excited to see Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer’s portrayal of Cressida; Dormer’s look for the character is positively fantastic.  And yes, that’s Elden Henson aka Fulton from The Mighty Ducks as Pollux.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 posters, which also feature Evan Ross as Messalla, Mahershala Ali as Boggs, and Wes Chatham as Castor.  The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and Donald SutherlandThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on November 21st.

Dark Hall Mansion’s 10-Print TWILIGHT ZONE Episode Series by Tom Whalen on Sale Tuesday, August 19th

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Dark Hall Mansion will be kicking a series of prints based on legendary episodes of The Twilight Zone on Tuesday, August 19th, and the best news is that every poster was designed by artist Tom Whalen.  Each print is an original rendering based on a classic Twilight Zone episode, ranging from “Eye of the Beholder” to “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” to “Living Doll” to “Nick of Time”.  The first print will be released tomorrow, August 19th, and it’s for “Eye of the Beholder”, with a sneak peek arriving online today.  Each print will have a worldwide run of 230 standard editions ($450 for all 10) with 70 variant editions ($650 for all 10).  Any unsold prints will be available for individual purchase at a later date for $65/$100 each.

Additionally, if you buy a subscription to Dark Hall Mansion as part of the Twilight Zone series, you will receive a reservation for Tom Whalen’s War of the Worlds print, which will also be released this year. Hit the jump to take a look at the War of the Worlds and “Eye of the Beholder” Twilight Zone posters, and be sure to stop by Dark Hall Mansion’s official site tomorrow to purchase either the standard or variant Twilight Zone series.

New Posters for WHIPLASH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, and LAGGIES

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Posters for a trio of non-superhero, non-franchise movies have landed online, and we thought it prudent to share.  Briefly:

  • Whiplash – Our own Matt Goldberg is quoted on the Whiplash poster for this dark drama, which stars Miles Teller as an aspiring jazz drummer who studies under a ruthless instructor (J.K. Simmons).  I’m actually quoted on the trailer myself, as the film was one of the breakout hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  The pic opens in theaters on October 10th.  Read Matt’s review here.
  • Before I Go to Sleep – A poster and release date have been unveiled for this thriller starring Nicole Kidman as a woman with no memory.  Secrets are subsequently revealed about the true nature of her doctor (Mark Strong) and husband (Colin Firth).  The film opens in theaters on October 31st.
  • Laggies – Only half-heads are glimpsed in the debut poster for Lynn Shelton’s dramedy about a woman (Keira Knightley) who decides to run literally away from adulthood by hanging out with a teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father (Sam Rockwell).  The film opens in theaters on October 24th.  Read Matt’s review here.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses for the aforementioned films.

Unused JURASSIC PARK and BATMAN Posters Reveal Significantly Different Marketing Campaigns

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Poster artwork has a tendency to become iconic, though that trend is becoming less frequent in the current era of giant faces and back-to-camera poses.  When you think of certain movies, a very specific poster image comes to mind.  However, sometimes that glorious poster art was one of hundreds of different possibilities and actually came close to never being released, significantly altering the film’s marketing campaign going forward.  Today, a number of unused posters for Jurassic ParkTim Burton’s Batman, and Batman Forever have been unveiled in anticipation of the release of the book The Art of John Alvin, which celebrates poster artwork from artist John Alvin, whose resume also includes Blazing Saddles, E.T, and The Lion King.  The unused Jurassic Park posters and Batman posters are actually pretty fantastic, offering a glimpse at just how differently these films might have been introduced to audiences.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at some of the unused Jurassic Park and Batman posters.  The Art of John Alvin will be released on August 16th.

New Posters for BIRDMAN, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, ALEXANDER, and ABCS OF DEATH 2

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We’ve got a few new posters to share this evening.  Briefly:

  • Birdman – A new Birdman poster for director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ambitious drama shows a flying Michael Keaton amidst a stark black-and-white pattern.  The film opens in theaters on October 17th.
  • This Is Where I Leave You – A series of rather unfortunate character posters for Shawn Levy’s otherwise promising drama highlight the dynamic ensemble cast, which includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver.  The film opens in theaters on September 12th.
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Two posters for Disney’s children’s book adaptation show the before and after of the film’s titular day.  Starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, the pic opens on October 10th.
  • ABCs of Death 2 – The official poster for Magnet’s second anthology collection of horror shorts portrays a rather menacing-looking Death.  The film will be available VOD on October 2nd and hits theaters on October 31st.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses for the aforementioned films.

The Search for Amazing Amy Continues in New GONE GIRL Posters; Plus New Image Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat

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20th Century Fox has released a pair of new Gone Girl posters for David Fincher’s upcoming Gillian Flynn adaptation, as well as a new image from the film.  Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes the prime suspect when his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  These new posters are pretty great, framing Amy’s watchful eyes over a fractured Nick, standing sullen and frustrated amidst a flurry of news ticker headlines.  Fincher is always hands-on in the marketing of his own films, and thus far the campaign for Gone GIrl has failed to disappoint.  Additionally, a new image shows Affleck’s Dunne being questioned by Detectives Boney (Kim Dickens) and Gilpin (Patrick Fugit) as Amy’s parents look on.  The film continues to look fantastic, and I really can’t wait to see what Fincher does with this dark and emotionally complex story.  Hopefully we’re in for a few surprises.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Gone Girl posters and image.  The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, Scoot McNairy, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson, Sela Ward, Lisa Barnes, and David ClennonGone Girl will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival and opens in theaters on October 3rd.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo Posters on Sale Tomorrow from Artists Tyler Stout, Francesco Francavilla, and More

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Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the good folks at Mondo unveiled a series of prints inspired by Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy.  A different artist took on each character with Tyler Stout handling the “group poster” duties, and the results were pretty fantastic.  A lucky few were able to nab the posters at Comic-Con, but now Mondo is giving the public at wide a shot to purchase the regular versions of the Guardians prints, as they’ll all go on sale tomorrow.  Whether you want Vance Kelly’s Gamora, Phantom City Creative’s Drax, Kevin Tong’s Rocket, Francesco Francavilla’s Star-Lord, or Stout’s full group poster, you’ll get your chance to nab it on Friday, August 1st.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Mondo posters, and as always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on-sale announcement at a random time tomorrow.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters at midnight tonight.

THE MAZE RUNNER Debuts Nine New Posters; Some With a Refreshingly Classic Look

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20th Century Fox has released nine new posters for The Maze Runner (this is in addition to the surprisingly good trailer that hit earlier today), director Wes Ball’s adaptation of the James Dashner novel.  The story revolves around a teenager who wakes up in the middle of a maze with no memory of who he is, surrounded by other teenage boys who also don’t know who they are, where they are, or what the maze is either.  As stakes continue to mount, though, they realize they must find a way out before it’s too late.

The character posters fall a little flat to me, but the conceptual ones out of this batch are really worth a look.  The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson. Hit the jump to check out the The Maze Runner posters.  The film opens in theaters on September 19th.

New MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Posters Featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne

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After today’s Comic-Con panel, Warner Bros. released four new Mad Max: Fury Road posters featuring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.  The post-apocalyptic sequel directed by George Miller is “set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.”

Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, and Nathan Jones also starMad Max: Fury Road opens May 15, 2015.  Check out the character posters after the jump.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Releases Hulk and Thor Concept Art to Complete the Avengers Team Poster

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San Diego Comic-Con continues to be the place for fans of comics and all their various incarnations to celebrate.  Perhaps the biggest project on the horizon for audiences and movie studios alike is Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated superhero sequel.  The studio has been releasing individual concept art character posters over the last couple of days which featured Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch battling the hordes of the robotic menace known as Ultron.  Now, the final two posters featuring Hulk and Thor have been released, and in a move that surprises few, the posters can be combined to show off an epic team battle.  Hit the jump to take a look at all the concept art released thus far.

Starring Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansChris HemsworthMark RuffaloScarlett JohanssonJeremy RennerJames Spader, Paul Bettany, and Aaron Taylor-JohnsonAvengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015. 

New Posters for HORNS, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and THE BOOK OF LIFE

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While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we’ll share a few newly released posters from the following films:

  • Horns – Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend’s mysterious death opens on October 31st.
  • Penguins of MadagascarEric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict CumberbatchJohn MalkovichAndy RichterTom McGrathChris MillerKen JeongAnnet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th.
  • The Book of Life – Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina ApplegateHector ElizondoDanny TrejoIce Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films’ synopses.

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