Now playing at the local Arthouse — Can’t you just see it on the marquee?
Do you recognize this dastardly villain? It’s Boris Karloff, playing a hostile Native American in The Last of the Mohicans (1920) directed by Maurice Tourneur. The hero of the film[…]
Reaching across time, this poster for Gregg Araki’s 2011 film, Ka-Boom, echoes the kaleidoscopic poster design of Daniel Haller’s 1970 psychedelic monster-fest, The Dunwich Horror (screenplay by Curtis Hanson), and[…]
Consider the following plotline: A young man travels to another world where he infiltrates the indigenous people and adopts their ways. He is befriended by a beautiful young woman who[…]
I like these two movie posters, one for Roland Emmerich’s 2012 (2009), the other for Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956), and I suspect their similarity is anything but[…]
Neither of the two versions of the promo art for John Huston’s The Dead presented by Erich Kuersten, below, are *quite* as misleading as the cover art for the VHS[…]
Patrick Goldstein of the L.A. Times has some interesting observations to make concerning the Drag Me to Hell poster (top). As he notes, the actress’s wide open mouth seems to[…]
Maybe it’s just me, but when I first saw this poster – – I was immediately reminded of this one. Maybe it’s the way the maroon scarf playfully tugged by[…]
Alice (Sylvia Kristel) has an argument with her husband. She drives off into the pouring rain. There is an accident. When she wakes up, the sun is shining, but something[…]
Have your character – or characters – surrounded by clouds or smoke, completely divorced from any kind of earthbound reality. Your characters – or at least one of your characters[…]
How close are these two images? When I first glimpsed the poster for Friday the 13th (2009) at a bus stop, I thought it WAS a poster for The Dark[…]
This week’s L.A. City Beat has a fascinating cover story by Ron Garmon about one-shot auteur and “gay icon,” Tom Graeff. After producing, writing, directing, and co-starring in Teenagers From[…]
The name of the film is Black Magic, it was released in 1949, and it stars Orson Welles in one of his most flamboyant performances as Joseph Balsamo, aka Cagliostro,[…]
The “teaser” poster for the J.J. Abrams-produced Cloverfield (bottom), following in the footsteps of Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow (top), suggests that New York’s Miss Liberty is now the unofficial[…]
A rose is a rose is a rose . . . For more on the blue flower motif, click here and here.
When I first saw this one-sheet for Captivity (top) at a bus stop, I thought I recognized the girl in the poster as Naomi Watts. It turned out to be[…]