Archive | July, 2010

One Sheets This Week: Green Lantern, Yogi Bear, Never Let Me Go, more!

One Sheets This Week: Green Lantern, Yogi Bear, Never Let Me Go, more!

Here are the Best Movie Posters and One Sheets that Have Come Across the Web This Week

It’s Friday, so here are all of the best movie posters of the last week. You can always see all the one sheets from previous weekly editions of this post type by clicking our original movie poster round-up link, or the one in the header. This ought to kick start your movie weekend just right. Thanks to IMP Awards as always.

Included is poster film art for Marc Romanek’s Never Let Me Go. A Yogi Bear poster premiered by comingsoon is next, with a new Saw 3D poster. There are the first four posters for The Green Lantern, a cool Let Me In poster, the Jackass 3D debut poster, and the domestic poster for UK movie Down Terrace. Get excited about Sinbad The Fifth Voyage, Disney’s Tangled, and add an (es) to Scape or a (g0at), either way. A Sucker Punch large banner send you into the weekend happy. I just know it.

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Daniel and Ana Movie Trailer


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Vampires Suck Movie Trailer


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The Virginity Hit Red Band Movie Trailer

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Five Minutes of Thor Movie Footage Is Here For You

Five Minutes of Thor Movie Footage Is Here For You

Marvel‘s upcoming movie Thor, based on the comic book of the same name, and starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman is both one of the most anticipated films of next year as well as one of the most heavily scrutinized.  At Comic-Con last week, this was one of the films that might not have fared so well in the eyes of critics.  Additionally, I have cast a very jaundiced eye towards the film, even after seeing puff video pieces, the Thor concept art, and the movie just giving me a general feeling of letdown (not that I am particularly “up” for it, but I know that millions of fans are).  But now, we have some footage, aired at comic-con last week, that can begin to allow people to shape more complete opinions of the film.  Via FSR, I present to you five minutes of footage from next summer’s potential blockbuster film, Thor.  Have a look and let me know what you think.

I’ve included FSR’s synopsis as well.

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

After seeing the footage, I can’t help but be a bit confused. Admittedly, I don’t know the story of Thor, and I am sure that would help.  Visually, there is some cool stuff happening but at the same time, it also doesn’t look like anything inventive.  Kind of a cross between Iron Man and Gladiator.  Individually, they work, but can they be combined?  Let me know what you think.

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Yogi Bear Movie Trailer


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Monsters Movie Trailer

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Suck it, Pixar! DreamWorks Animation Has Biggest Year Ever

Suck it, Pixar! DreamWorks Animation Has Biggest Year Ever

This has been a long running debate in the industry and on this site.  The debate between the Pixar animation loyalists (similar to Apple brand loyalists) and DreamWorks Animation‘s (DWA) honks.  Basically the debate has always read that Pixar is the far superior studio, and DWA can never be as good.

Well, at least in terms of box office, there is going to be no debate.  The crown clearly sides with DreamWorks now, as this year for DWA will be the biggest in any animation studio’s history.  Their expanded release schedule includes three cartoons this year and two of which have soared at the box office already, with one more to come.  From Variety:

That was driven mostly by recent pics “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Shrek Forever After,” which have earned a strong $480 million and $603 million, respectively, at the box office, helping the company pass the $1 billion mark in worldwide sales this year.

“This year will be the biggest ever for a CG animation studio in the history of Hollywood,” DWA-topper Jeffrey Katzenberg told analysts during a conference call.

“Shrek Forever After” is on its way to become DreamWorks Animation’s third highest-grossing film ever. The company, which is releasing three pics in one year for the first time, will unspool the superhero comedy “Megamind” on Nov. 5.

DWA has used 3D to great effect and their year has taken off.  Pixar, on the other hand, continues to churn out “only” one film per year, and cannot match the box office clout generated by DreamWorks at this time.  Those siding with Pixar will still clearly say it is about quality, not quantity, and use their awards success as representative of that measure.  But alas, this is a money driven world and industry, and the money clearly counts for more than the awards at this point.  Ask James Cameron if he is feeling sorry for himself over Avatar losing Best Picture at the Oscars to his ex-wife’s vehicle.

As you know, animated movies are not my cup of tea.  Tried ‘em, can’t do ‘em.  Additionally, I think that there is no difference in the quality of animation to the naked eye.  I feel both studios likely have had some retreading of animators in both houses.  Therefore, how can one be so clearly superior to the other?  I don’t see it.

Nevertheless, the debate will surely rage on, but you can chalk one rather large point squarely on the side of DWA, which slowly but surely is winning over any doubters in their quest to out-muscle Pixar.  And since they have and are making more money this year, I am sure that could lead to more debate problems.  Somehow, I don’t think they are worried.  Thoughts?

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