Poster-Mania: Welcome to the Rileys, Paranormal Activity 2, Saw 3D, The Tourist, True Grit, Megamind, The Next Three Days

Time for yet another poster mania post. Whilst the internet is flooded with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows character posters of many flavours, I managed to dig out a couple of other interesting ones, or at least interesting to rant about. So here we go.

Welcome to the Rileys.

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This movie has been critically raved, and received a lot of positive reaction at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. My favourite movie critic, Roger Ebert had to say this about the movie.

One of the buzz champs of Sundance 2010. Gandolfini demonstrates that although he may not be conventionally handsome, when he smiles his face bathes you in the urge to like him. Kristen Stewart here is tougher even than her punk rocker in The Runaways. Who knew she had these notes? I’m discovering an important new actress.

Welcome to the Rileys Synopsis: A couple driven apart by the death of their daughter are brought back together when they meet a troubled young woman.

I really cannot wait to watch this movie. I am a fan of Gandolfini as an actor, but having read that review by Ebert,  I am curious about Kristen Stewart. This could almost redeem her from that sparkling love saga. Almost!

Hit the jump to get to the remaining 6 awesome  posters.

Paranormal Activity 2

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Like it, Hate it, or curse it – you surely cannot ignore the mammoth publicity marathon from Paramount. The first movie creeped the hell out of me. I know all you guys tend to say – eh! That wasn’t creepy enough and all that, but deep down inside, you were shitting yourself. Having said that, I believe, that sequels to found footage movies have NO logical explanation as to why they should exist. So, I really do not see the point to this. I will wait and keep track of the public reaction to this, and maybe catch it on DVD. Apparently, they are releasing it on IMAX. Home camera, grainy night footage, blown out on the largest screen – no thanks.

About the poster – Look in the mirror. There’s no baby there. Do you think, it’s the baby? Me too. Speaking of the baby, there was no baby in the first movie. So, is this is a different couple who are getting possessed by the same/ different ghost?

You wanna know what I am more interested to watch. Paranormal Activity – Tokyo Night. Yes, that seems more like it. Catch the trailer to that here. Tokyo Night is not a cheap B-grade remake, but it is a parallel sequel to this. Here’s the synopsis.

Paranormal Activity 2 – Tokyo Night synopsis: This is a direct continuation of the events of Oren Peli and Jason Blum’s original and takes place in Japan as a girl who visited San Diego as an exchange student unwittingly brings the evil that haunted Katie Featherston into her family’s house. The film chronicles the young woman’s videotape recordings in their house and the shocking realization of the supernatural force that her family must defeat.

Saw 3D

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It really does not matter if he died in the 3rd movie itself. The legacy of Jigsaw lives on , and this time it is in jaw dropping 3D. Sadly enough (not), this is the last instalment of the Saw franchise. I have only been able to make it to the 4th movie, so I will be soon having a Sunday Saw marathon : 5 – 6. And yes, I am indeed not going to leave the chance of getting gored the shit out of me in 3D.

Speaking of the poster, seeing Jigsaw as a electric tower construction in a sort of post-apocalyptic environment is quite interesting, innit?

What is going to be Lionsgate next big annual horror franchise? Any guesses anyone?

The Tourist

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I am not sure if I am more interested to watch this movie because of Johnny Depp, or Angelina Jolie. Sometimes it’s a good thing. And I hope this one’s good too. The poster shows the Depp and the Jolie in their most beautiful glory.

The movie synopsis directly infers one thing. It’s going to be about Depp and Jolie in front of the Eiffel Tower, and then sailing on a boat in Venice. Will I watch this? Hell yeah!

True Grit

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The movie poster of Coen Brothers’ remake of the 1969 Western classic – True Grit sets the mood just right. Biggies are ruling the screen with Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon taking centrestage. If that doesn’t excite you, then what will? Check the trailer here.

Megamind

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Ever since I saw the trailer of this new presentation from Dreamworks, I have been waiting with deep anticipation for its release. I am absolutely sure that this is going to be the same for Superhero , what Shrek was to Fairy tales (I mean the first Shrek movie).

Megamind Synopsis: Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as ‘Metro Man,’ an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called ‘Titan,’ who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?

There are a series of character posters to this one, but I thought I’ll include only one instead of spamming up my post space.

The Next Three Days

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Russel Crowe’s latest, directed by Paul Haggis – the man who wrote the screenplay for Crash, Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale. The poster does not offer much, and I don’t believe that in a few months after the movies release, I’ll actually remember it. But we can surely hope that movie is indeed a memorable thrill ride like Casino Royale. The tagline surely promises us that. Now for fun, try reading that in the Trailer man’s voice.

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  1. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2: I was really hoping that the first one would scare the crap out of me. unfortunately all I got was a bunch of footage of junk moving around and some chick getting really emo. The last 30 seconds of the film were what I was hoping the whole film would be like. Unfortunately I found it very boring and even laughable at times. A really great film to watch if you want to be scared is PANDORUM.

    Anyway, that said, I have little hopes for the sequel, although I will admit it looks more intriguing than the original.

    SAW 3-D: Only saw the first one. Thought it was cute. Not terribly interested in the rest of the franchise. Will say that that is one killer (pardon the pun) poster.

    TRUE GRIT: Super psyched for this one! Was dubious when I heard they were remaking a John Wayne classic, especially when I was so disappointed with the other Cohen Bros. remake of a classic, THE LADY KILLERS.

    But the trailer gives me hope. It looks amazing. Time will only tell if it lives up to the trailer. The poster looks great as well. I love the nostalgic western feel to it.

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