This Week in Movie Posters: A Hollywood Cop Out

Toe to Toe – Neat Indie Poster of the Week

What is it saying about the film? Gritty and intense. That’s what the poster is saying. The movie — or at least the version I saw at Sundance last year — is saying something different. The film hangs on poorly cut scenes over-stuffed with exposition, but the story overall is interesting. I would like to see a leaner cut of this movie, one that matches the energy seen in this well-designed poster.

The Scenesters – Killing Hipsters Is Fun

What is it saying about the film? Hey, look at us, we’re playing Slamdance. Next week, this Austin Film Festival ’09 premiere will take itself to Park City and make a run at Slamdance, the edgier sister festival of Sundance. I caught the movie at AFF, which tells the story about a crazed murderer who kills Chuck-wearing folks in a hip LA neighborhood, ironically. The film was rough — and was at times funny — but needed a surer set of hands in the editing room to make it move. This poster is pretty pedestrian, as well.

Mother – Deceptive, Unstoppable

What is it saying about the film? This poster doesn’t tell us much about Bong Joon-Ho’s Mother. We know from previous reports that it’s about a mother who will stop at nothing to find the man who has framed her son for a gruesome murder. Okay yeah, actually the poster does tell us that. This lady might not look intense, but I have a feeling that Bong Joon-Ho will make her intense. Just a thought…

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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