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Aug 1, 2008

tiny awesome movie poster friday- the SDCC 08 edition!

Despite the fact that I walked around with a camera for 5 days, I took nary a photo at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Now, looking at other websites which have posted all manner of cool pics, I wonder what the hell I was thinking. No matter! I'll simply pinch a few photos from Shock Till You Drop of posters that I like. Nevermind photographing these posters- I didn't even see them at the show. SDCC is insanity.

I love Eric Powell's The Goon. It's funny, there are monsters, and the art is so delectable I frequently have to stop myself from licking the pages of every issue. So- a CGI movie directed by David Fincher? Uh, yes, please. NOW.

3 MPAA-rejected posters for that movie I really ought to be more excited about, Alexandre Aja's Mirrors. I can see why these posters wouldn't fly with censors or with a marketing team, but I think they're purdy and quite unlike most of the movie poster crap unleashed upon the world nowadays.




Yes, a Saw videogame. I have a friend who's working on it, but the bastard has been mum from the get-go; stupid lousy non-disclosure secret-keeping crap! I have no idea what the game will entail, but I have to admit I'm incredibly curious to see how they pull it off. As for the poster, I understand they need to keep it sort of generic with regards to consoles, but that's about the worst game controller I've ever seen. At least the generic controller on the Stay Alive poster had some fucking buttons on it! This Saw controller looks as if it's been microwaved on high for 90 seconds.


Again I say, no matter. I'm just thankful the folks at Shock Till You Drop have their shit together more than I do and they remembered to take some pictures.

Late-breaking non-poster news! I've got a bonus column up at AMC this week, although it's sneakily published in their SciFi Scanner blog. How ninja-like of me! In The Future's So Bleak, I Gotta Wear Crazy Eye Makeup, I give my thoughts on our post-apocalyptic futures using info I've gleaned from all manner of dystopian flicks. It's so enlightening!

Don't forget, Monday is Film Club Day, so set your peepers on The Car (honk...honkhonkhonnnnnnk)! I think the whole wide world is excited about this month's pick. I'm hoping that "By Brolin's beard!" earns its rightful place in society's vernacular when all is said and done.

9 comments:

Bill Walsh said...

Cool posters and great column, Stacie, though I'm outraged at their editors' hacking out your use of the phrase "assless pants" when discussing the Mad Max millieu. No justice, no peace!

elgringo said...

Those posters are awesome.
That jaw-ripping image is the only thing making me want to see Mirrors.

rob! said...

those Mirrors posters rock.

j... said...

First "Mirrors" poster is great, yah.

bwana said...

Man, I hope this Goon movie happens. The Goon reminds me of the old Mad Comics before they went to magazine size with lots of monsters. And Squids. And skull cracking on the Bowery.

Pierce said...

I'm really digging that middle "Mirrors" poster. The other ones are great too. I'm not seeing why they were banned, there has been much worse out there hasn't there?

Crap it's almost Monday. That makes it time for some Brolin vs Car action!

Theron said...

I really love the artwork in "The Goon." I'm excited to see what Fincher has planned. This is an interesting move for him.

gato said...

Those Mirror posters are SWEET! Too bad we live in a crap world full of Hollywood execs who wouldn't know something new and fresh if it bit them in the ass.

oh and The goon! just tell me where and when!

Jay Amabile said...

Mirrors does look good but The Goon looks better!