Sunday, 30 June 2013

Honest Movie Posters - Top 10 (Part 2)

It's been a busy week, so while I work on some slightly more detailed posts, I've decided to compile another Top 10 Honest Movie Posters list. Basically, there are so many gems here that it would be a travesty if I didn't share them with you.

So, sit back (or lean forward) and enjoy...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Honest Movie Posters - Top 10

We all love a good movie poster but they usually lie and do their very best to sell an awful premise to unsuspecting cinema-goers by glossing over key points. What if movie posters told the truth? Well, a lot less movie tickets would be sold, movie stardom would be non-existent and we'd probably all be successful sports stars and Billionaires.

Here's my Top 10 ''Honest'' Movie Posters:

(Try and guess their real titles)

Monday, 17 June 2013


Sightseers was a much-hyped dark British comedy about a couple who go on a perverse killing-spree across the British countryside. The film was sadly ignored by the majority of UK cinema-goers and sadly disappeared with a whimper from cinemas.

It would be easy to blame its poor performance on its status as a "cult" indie movie, but that would be disrespectful. The film opened to an underwhelming £213,000 from 92 locations at the UK box-office, and struggled to build any momentum in its second weekend, falling 52% despite adding 25 theatres.

However, regardless of the fact that there was a very limited interest in the movie, it does not mean that audiences rejected the film outright. It is very probable that many were simply unaware of the film or unsure of its satirical premise.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Pacific Rim: Big-Budget Action Movie or Emotional Romantic Drama?

A recent article from Variety has raised some interesting points regarding the ever evolving marketing strategy for Pacific Rim.

The piece, written by David S. Cohen, explores Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. hope that the big-budget sci-fi movie will become a global blockbuster and subsequently, one of the biggest films of the year.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Worst Movie Posters of 2013 (so far) - Top 10

Following on from my Top 10 Best movie posters of the year (so far), here's my list of the Top 10 Worst.

All of the movies in this list have been released theatrically and all represent what's wrong with movie marketing. From the incomprehensible to the confusing to the downright bland, this list has it all and it's a wonder how any of them gained approval.

See if you agree: