January 25, 2010


Some new movie posters popped up online over the past few days and so we’re including them in one fun-filled article the whole family will enjoy.  First, we have a new poster for The Wolfman which is as bad as the others are good.  They’ve been so stylish and imaginative before but this is basically, “When the giant faces of Benecio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving fill the top half of the poster, we’ll put a mini wolfman in the center of the frame above the title.”  I guess that tagline isn’t very catchy.

There’s also a poster for Jack Goes Boating and I really dig it.  The film is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut and he stars in the film with Amy Ryan.  It’s playing at Sundance and here’s what Steve tweeted about it: “jack goes boating has some good moments but without hoffman behind and in front of the camera I don’t think the movie gets seen”  I think the big takeaway here is that Steve has no respect for correct grammar in regards to capitalization.

Finally, we have some slick new posters for the upcoming action-thriller Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.  The film is about guys who come and kill you and take your artificial organ back when you can’t make a payment on it.  I can understand why the prices are so high because not only will the organ save your life, but it’s got a cool steampunk design.

Hit the jump for all the posters along with a brief synopsis for each film.

THE WOLFMAN – Release Date: February 12th


For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis:

Lawrence Talbot is a haunted nobleman lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. Reunited with his estranged father, Talbot sets out to find his brother…and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

Lawrence Talbot’s childhood ended the night his mother died. After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and trying to forget. But when his brother’s fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to help find her missing love, Talbot returns home to join the search. He learns that something with brute strength and insatiable bloodlust has been killing the villagers, and that a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has come to investigate.

As he pieces together the gory puzzle, he hears of an ancient curse that turns the afflicted into werewolves when the moon is full. Now, if he has any chance at ending the slaughter and protecting the woman he has grown to love, Talbot must destroy the vicious creature in the woods surrounding Blackmoor. But as he hunts for the nightmarish beast, a simple man with a tortured past will uncover a primal side to himself…one he never imagined existed.

JACK GOES BOATING – Release Date: Unknown


For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis:

Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, and friendship set against the backdrop of working-class New York City life. Jack and Connie are two single people who on their own might continue to recede into the anonymous background of the city, but in each other begin to find the courage and desire to pursue their budding relationship. In contrast, the couple who brought them together, Clyde and Lucy, are confronting the unresolved issues in their rocky marriage.

The multifaceted Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut demonstrating an assured style and grace, both behind the camera and in front of it. He leads a skilled cast, who waltz through their group scenes in perfect counterpoint, each getting what he or she needs from the other. The writing is fiercely authentic as are the performances. Lyrical and lovely, Jack Goes Boating is an offbeat love story that almost forgets to happen.

REPO MEN – Release Date: April 2nd





For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis:

In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union.  The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property…with no concern for your comfort or survival.

Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business.  But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company’s top-of-the-line heart-replacement…as well as a hefty debt.  But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart’s no longer in the job.  When he can’t make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy’s former partner Jake (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), to track him down.

Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system.  And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run.

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