July 19, 2011


New posters have been released for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Take Shelter, Main Street, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.    The UK Tinker Tailor poster is pretty slick, the Take Shelter does a satisfactory job of conveying the film’s sense of dread and isolation, the Main Street poster [which @DarkHorizons tells me is the same design they used when promoting it in international markets two years ago] is painfully bland, and the Thai banner for Rise of the Planet of the Apes proves yet again that an ape staring you down will make you want to see the movie featuring said ape.  We also have a hi-res version of the poster for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opens November 18th, Take Shelter opens September 30th, Main Street hits VOD on August 5th and theaters on September 9th, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opens August 5th, and Hugo arrives in 3D on November 23rd.

Poster via Empire.


Here’s the synopsis for John LeCarre’s novel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:

It is now beyond doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed. [Amazon]

Poster via Movieline.


Here’s the synopsis for Take Shelter:

Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who supplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah’s healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one.

Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends and neighbors. But the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn’t compare to Curtis’ private fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

Faced with the proposition that his disturbing visions signal disaster of one kind or another, Curtis confides in Samantha, testing the power of their bond against the highest possible stakes.

Poster via


Here’s the synopsis for Main Street:

From Horton Foote, Oscar winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies, comes MAIN STREET, a moving ensemble drama starring Oscar winner Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson, Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, and Andrew McCarthy. The lives of the residents of a small Southern city are changed forever by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown.

Poster via IMP Awards.


Here’s the synopsis for Rise of the Planet of the Apes:

A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other — and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate.

Poster via Paramount Pictures.


Here’s the synopsis for Hugo:

Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.

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