Fear not, poster lovers, This Week in Movie Posters is back. And just in time, as I’m about to embark on a journey to redecorate the walls of my own personal man cave with posters. It brings up serious questions. Do I put up contemporary posters, perhaps even some of the collectibles and autographed ones I’ve collected in my time as a movie blogger/road warrior? Or do I jump back in with some classics to match the two posters I already have hanging from my walls: an Italian Dr. No and a Saul Bass Vertigo? The questions are out there.
But first, a round of movie posters from this week, including a few simple but effective designs, as well as some complex, obscure movies that have grabbed my attention in the last 7 days.
The Karate Kid – A Shadow Of His Former Self
What is it saying about the film? Behold, a legend is reborn. Or something like that. There’s simplicity here to be appreciated, and certainly the marketeers and filmmakers have found one move Jaden Smith can do well (high kick!), as its the only move we’ve seen in stills and clips. Beyond that, there’s nothing to be gained from this poster — save for confusing old folks at the movie theater. “Another Karate Kid? My word, Dorris.”
Athlete – Curiosity of the Week
What is it saying about the film? Something interesting, I suppose. The red stripe is alluring as it breaks through this black and white poster, calling out to you. We saw something similar in the poster for Valentino: The Last Emperor poster last year, another documentary that had more beneath the surface that originally indicated. I have no idea what this movie is, but now I’m a little curious. Aren’t you?
Loves Songs of a 3rd Grade Teacher – Second Curiosity of the Week
What is it saying about the film? Seriously, this movie is happening. Yet again, I’m more than confused. First of all, who is Sabrina Stevenson and why is she the most attractive teacher in the history of education? Second of all, what does that have to do with her singing love songs? I’m currently seeking more information…
City Island – Hipster Delight of the Week
What is it saying about the film? Nothing, really. I had to read the official synopsis to find out that it’s a movie about a family that lives in a small harbor town in New York, all of whom are holding in big secrets. And as those secrets come out, hilarity ensues. I mean that in a sincere way, I’ve heard good things about this flick. The poster looks like something Noah Baumbach would deliver for one of his films. Perhaps the movie is, too.