Posts Tagged ‘movie poster’
Friday, December 29th, 2006
Perfume is no stinker! Read on:
Cinema was designed to appeal to certain senses, our visual capacities most obviously. Eventually, audiences were able to savor the deep hues that resulted from technical leaps like Technicolor and, of course, our aural sensibilities were also soon challenged with the advent of sound. But despite the attempts of lower-end Hollywood hucksters to further broaden cinema’s ability to play on our sensations (with processes like Smell-O-Vision, for example), the other senses — taste, touch, and smell — have yet to be cracked at the movies.
And that no doubt served as one of director Tom Tykwer’s greatest challenges when adapting for the screen, along with his fellow scripters Andrew Birkin and Bernd Eichinger, Patrick Süskind’s bestselling 1985 novel Das Parfum. Just how do you get across that sensation of smell, of scent, of odiferous odor, of amoral aroma that is so important to the central character of this tale? Interestingly, Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run) manages to achieve this goal, more or less, through his use of those very same elements that have been available to filmmakers for decades: color, sound, and even editing.
Unknown actor Ben Whishaw stars as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in this internationally produced, English language picture (which is receiving a limited theatrical run in the U.S. courtesy of DreamWorks). The story of Jean-Baptiste, from birth to death, begins in 18th century Paris, where his mother literally gives birth to him while working at a fish market in a particularly heinous and poverty-stricken part of town. This early scene in the film, with the dirty, hateful mother laying among the detritus of the market — fish heads and guts and the such – as the child is born, and just as quickly discarded, is the first indication of how the director is going to be conveying the smells of the film. Quick cuts to the various sights that surround the abandoned infant — in this case, all of the grotesque variety — practically make the viewer think they can whiff rotten fish in the theater.
The reason why smell plays so importantly in the story goes beyond the title of the film. As Jean-Baptiste grows to adulthood in a very tough existence that sees him narrowly avert another attempt on his life in an orphanage, only to then be sold into servitude in the harsh trade of a tannery, we learn that his nose knows no bounds. It is the chief instrument by which he navigates through life, and apparently the only way he can enjoy reality. Let’s put it this way: If he were in the X-Men, his mutant power would be super-sniffery.
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Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students.
But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton; Directed by: David Yates
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DS 1 Sheet Movie Poster – Style A
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In theaters July 13, 2007
Friday, November 17th, 2006
Eric Moro of IGN reviews Tenacious D. Read on:
For those unfamiliar with the “Greatest Band on Earth” (as they’ve dubbed themselves), Tenacious D boasts two origin stories… both equally unique. The real world duo got their start as members of Tim Robbins’ ensemble theatre troupe, the Actor’s Gang. It was there that JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) discovered their mutual love for rock ‘n’ roll. After developing a slew of fan favorite songs revolving around fame, Kielbasa, Dio, friends, idols, drugs, demons and love, the band found itself thrust into the limelight and opening for such well-known acts as Beck, Tool and Pearl Jam. Their 2001 album, Tenacious D, went platinum; they followed this effort up with Tenacious D The Complete Masterworks, a DVD that included their live concert at Brixton Academy plus music videos directed by Spike Jonze and Liam Lynch, as well as Lynch’s documentary On the Road with Tenacious D.
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny serves as the band’s theatrical origin — one in which a number of liberties have been taken. Instead of meeting in the Actor’s Gang, the film depicts a meeting at Venice Beach where JB, escaping the repressive regime that was his childhood home, is “wowed” by KG’s guitar playing skills. After what can be considered a rocky start, the two become roommates and assume a master/student relationship. KG proceeds to instruct JB in the ways of rock ‘n’ roll — with lessons on playing for weed, performing in front of a drunk and cantankerous bar crowd, and landing the ultimate power slide.
Upon completing his training, JB joins with KG to form Tenacious D. But when their first performance is met with less than a stellar response, the two determine that they need to write a masterpiece — a song that will make them the Greatest Band on Earth. Of course, it doesn’t take long for them to realize that this is much harder than they ever imagined. But luck is on their side and soon they discover the Pick of Destiny — a guitar pick forged from the devil’s tooth and said to give all in its possession the ultimate musical skills. It resides in the Rock and Roll History Museum — an impenetrable fortress — and thus begins The D’s greatest adventure: one that pits them against police officers, security guards and Satan himself.
In a surreal sort of way, The Pick of Destiny is reminiscent of Tommy — what with all the singing and A-list cameo appearances. But the film opts for a more comedic approach then its 1975 predecessor. In fact, it’s this reporter’s opinion that Black is at his funniest when he’s singing — particularly when the lyrics are off the cuff. (For an example, see the actor’s performance of “Encarnación” in Nacho Libre.) And this movie truly gives Black a platform to flex that particular muscle.
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Monday, November 13th, 2006
From the creator of TRAINING DAY comes HARSH TIMES, a gritty look at friendship, loyalty and ambition set on the extremely rough streets of south central Los Angeles.
Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is an ex-Army Ranger recently discharged from the military, yet still haunted by nightmares of his former occupation. While seeking a position with the LAPD that will allow him to marry his Mexican girlfriend and bring her to the United States, Jim kills time chilling with his best friend, Mike (Freddy Rodriguez).
Mike is feeling the heat from his longtime girlfriend, Sylvia (Eva Longoria): either get a job or get out. But the love of a beautiful woman can’t compare to the bonds of friendship, and Jim and Mike are soon cruising the streets of South Central, slipping back into a deceitful life of drugs, violence and petty crime, just like when they were kids.
Cast: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Tammy Trull, Adriana Millan, Eva Longoria; Directed by: David Ayer
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Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Felon John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard) has figured out the best way to get revenge on the now-dead judge who sent him to jail: watch the official’s obnoxious son, Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett), survive the clink.
John strikes gold when Nelson is wrongly convicted of a crime and sent to the pen he used to call home. He gleefully gets sent back to become Nelson’s cellmate and to ensure that his new buddy gets the “full treatment.” Let the games begin.
Lesson #1: the joint’s a scary place, so you better make friends fast. Right away, Nelson offends the wrong cons and is sold–by John–to Barry (Chi McBride) for prison snuggling. But just as revenge starts tasting sweet, Nelson becomes Big Man in the Big House and turns the tables on John… changing the rules of his insane game.
Cast: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, Dylan Baker, Steve Dahl, David Koechner, Michael Shannon; Directed by: Bob Odenkirk
Let’s Go to Prison Movie Posters
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
Super Glossy Ultra Rare Movie Poster – Ink mixed with Tobin Bell’s Blood
We’ve recently added the extremely rare Saw 3 poster. This poster actually contains ink mixed with Tobin Bell’s! How outrageous is that! You’d better get yours fast, because these posters are sure to sell-out quickly. Just click on the link below for more details:
Super Glossy Ultra Rare SAW 3 One Sheet Movie Poster -Ink Mixed With Tobin Bell’s Blood
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
The soundtrack for Saw III will arrive in record stores everywhere on, October 24. Read on:
On October 24th, 2006, a mere three days before Jigsaw comes blazing into movie theaters across North America, the soundtrack to Saw III, will assault record store shelves with a vengeance.
Jam packed with 20 tracks from a who’s who of modern day hard rock, the soundtrack will feature music from the likes of Slayer, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Ministry, and Helmet, just to name a few.
Additionally there will be a few exclusive tracks, including Static X’s “No Submission” and Drowning Pool’s “No More.”
What’s more is that Saw actress Shawnee Smith lets her pipes do some singing on Hydrovibe’s “Killer Inside.”
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Talking Life-Size Saw Puppet
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Saw III Movie Posters
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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
We’ve just added to our catalogue, Medicom Toy “Talking Life-Size Saw Puppet” and Clone Trooper Model kit, and several new movie posters for upcoming movies. Click on the links below for details:
- Talking Life-Size Saw Propsize Puppet
- Clone Trooper 12-Inch Figure – Medicom Toy
- Saw 3 Movie Posters
- Babel Movie Posters
- Marie Antoinette Movie Posters
Saturday, September 30th, 2006
The Last King of Scotland belongs to Forest Whitaker, but the rest of the cast give stellar performances as well. I see Oscar nods for Whitake here. This is a “must see” movie. Read on:
Based on Giles Foden’s novel of the same name, The Last King of Scotland is a gripping work of historical fiction that explores the reign of infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and the moral disintegration of a good-hearted but callow young Scottish doctor who becomes the ruler’s confidante.
Directed by documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald from a screenplay adaptation by Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, The Last King follows Dr. Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) who comes to Uganda in the early 1970s to work at a missionary clinic just as Amin (Forest Whitaker) takes control of the country in a military coup.
After tending to an injured Amin, Garrigan soon finds himself the apple of the dictator’s eye and eventually his closest advisor. A product of the British army, Amin has a fascination with Scottish culture and customs after serving with Highland regiments. He gave his sons Scottish names and incorporated Scottish dress and bagpipes into Ugandan military processions. Nicholas ultimately becomes like a son to Amin, and the young doctor is too starstruck to see the cruelty of the man he once thought was the hope of his new homeland.
When Garrigan finally realizes how close to the devil he has allowed himself to get, it’s almost too late to extract himself from the situation. Nicholas’ moral blindness and reckless behavior triggers brutal repercussions; only historical events beyond his control can possibly save him.
Amin is not portrayed as merely a bad guy. He is a multi-faceted person, vicious at one moment and a big teddy bear the next. He genuinely loves his country and despises the British who helped create him. In an interesting commentary on post-colonialism, the film shows how both Nicholas — a Scot — and Amin — a Ugandan — are products of British rule. Yet Nicholas is ultimately no better than all the other white men who indulged their base natures at the expense of Africans.
Garrigan may have come to Uganda to help people, but — like a corporation there to exploit the locals for their natural resources — he seduces local women and enjoys the good life that his association with Amin provides him, all the while remaining blind to the brutal truth. It’s not until he causes others to suffer that Nicholas realizes what he’s become.
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