Welcome back to the Movie Media column featuring trailers, posters, and clips for upcoming films. Some are nice and fresh, and some aren’t. However, they all have something in common: for better or worse, they all caught my attention. If there is a poster or trailer you think I should check out, be sure to let me know.
This week’s movie goodies include trailers and posters for a family film from overseas, a couple of upcoming blockbusters, more horror remakes, zombies, and more!
Son of Rambow – Poster, Trailer
I can’t wait to see this film. I hope the trailer is indicative of the rest of the film. It tells the story of Will, a young boy who isn’t allowed to watch movies or television. He becomes friends with Lee, who likes to make home movies. After a viewing of First Blood, the two set out to make their own film. The tailer looks great, and the poster has definite charm.
Iron Man – Poster
Two more Iron Man posters have been released, the final US poster and an international release. Now, as excited as I am for the movie, and as great as the released footage has been, I cannot claim to be excited by these images, which are quite similar. They are your standard head shot posters. I actually like both of the teasers better than these. Fortunately, they do not dampen my excitement for said film.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Posters
Short, simple, to the point. I like it. I hope to like the movie. (and the actress playing Sarah Marshall certainly doesn’t suck). Next to that is the official poster featuring star and writer Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) and a broken heart.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Poster
Here it is, the final poster for the fast approaching fourth Indiana Jones adventure. I really liked the first one, but this one just oozes Indy. Doesn’t it? It looks to be right in line with the posters for the first three outings. I am very excited for this film, I hope it delivers.
Shutter – Poster
I have a new poster for the upcoming flick Shutter to share with you. It is nothing terribly special; actually I find it to be downright boring. I hope it is not representative of the film. Shutter is the latest in the long line of Asian horror remakes, and the third of 2008, following One Missed Call and The Eye. It tells the tale of ghostly images of the dead appearing in still photographs. I wonder if it only works with standard film, or if digital works too? I mean Moonlight tells us that vampires can be captured in digital photographs (something about silver nitrate). Anyway, this poster remains dull and uninspired. Also, what is up with “From the Executive Producers of The Grudge and The Ring“? You know what that tells us, right? Absolutely nothing. That’s right, nothing.
Zombie Strippers – Poster, Trailer
I am pretty sure this one is self-explanatory, but how can you go wrong with something like this? Well, probably pretty easily, but I still want to check this one out. It stars Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson in movie seemingly inspired by last year’s Grindhouse release — just look at the poster design.
Zombies Zombies Zombies! – Poster, Trailer
Nothing else need be said other than: “Crack whore zombies!”
The Memory Thief – Poster, Trailer
This looks like it could be interesting. The Memory Thief certainly has an intriguing trailer and a striking poster. It is the story of a young man who begins working for the Holocaust Foundation. He is given the job of transcribing testimony concerning the Holocaust; the more he views, the more he identifies with the victims to the point of believing he is a survivor.
Smart People – Poster
For as good as I hope this movie will be, the posters that have come out so far are decidedly underwhelming. This latest release features images of the primary players in this dramedy. Included are Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ellen Page in her follow-up to her Oscar nominated performance in Juno.