Rogue One TV Spot

Next month brings another anticipated Star Wars movie to the big screen, but as every fan knows, this one will be a little more different. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story marks the first spin-off from the primary Star Wars saga storyline, and while The Clone Wars brought an animated version of the Star Wars universe to life on the big screen awhile back, this is the first live-action movie that isn’t a milestone episode in the long-running franchise.

To keep the hype train rolling along, a new Rogue One TV spot has debuted with some snippets of new footage to hold us over until that sneak preview hits ABC around Thanksgiving. In addition, two new banners have cropped up from the United Kingdom featuring our Rebel heroes and those poor marksman known as Stormtroopers charging at each other on the beaches of Scarif. Read More »

xxx 3 character posters

How long has it been since you’ve watched the original xXx? Released in 2002 near the dawn of Vin Diesel‘s career as one of our strangest (and most strangely lovable) action stars, it was very much a product of its time, combining ’80s action, ’90s style, and two youthful middle fingers to the James Bond franchise. It was terrible. But it remains a fascinating artifact, a film from a time of great transition that will be studied by action movie scholars as a key moment in…something. We’ll figure out that something at a later date.

My point is that the modern action movie has changed a lot in the past decade and what was pretty rad to the cool kids back in the early ’00s doesn’t fly these days. What’s most interesting about this batch of new character posters for xXx: Return of Xander Cage is that they show off a franchise that may very well have grown with the times.

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Jar Jar Binks Rogue One Poster

Even those who have a fondness for the Star Wars prequels recognize that Jar Jar Binks is an abomination to the sci-fi saga. The character is a walking punchline in a wholly infuriating way with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Not even the insane theory about him being a genius villain who was in league with Senator Palpatine would be enough to make the character tolerable.

Since Jar Jar Binks can ruin things just by showing his stupid bug-eyed, duck-faced self, someone decided to take the gorgeous poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and put Jar Jar Binks all over it. The clumsy, moronic Gungan replaced all of the heroes featured on the poster, from Jyn Erso to Saw Gerrera.

Check out the Jar Jar Binks Rogue One poster after the jump. Read More »

mondocon 2016 posters the graduate

We’re days away from MondoCon 2016, the annual celebration pop culture art organized by the good folks at Mondo, and previews from this year’s show have already been invading the internet. We’ve played our part, having debuted Kevin Tong’s new poster inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Ran last week and interviewed artist Todd Slater (and showed off his new The Secret of NIMH print) earlier today. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as other stunning posters have already made their way online in advance of the show. Let’s run through ’em.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser Poster

Just recently, the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was classified with a running time of 1 minute and 29 seconds. With Doctor Strange set to hit international markets next week, we’re likely to get this teaser trailer either later this week or early next week. But in the meantime, the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser poster has arrived.

Unlike the polished posters we’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios movies, this particular teaser poster looks more like an album cover straight out of the 1980s, and it has a rather cocky tagline as well. Check out the poster after the jump. Read More »

mondo the secret of nimh todd slater interview

If you’re a movie fan on the internet, you’re probably familiar with Mondo, the Austin-based purveyors of posters, clothing, and toys that have a habit of selling out in the blink of an eye. And this weekend brings us MondoCon 2016, the annual convention that puts dozens of the company’s regular artists in the same space for a pop culture celebration that is breathtaking and wallet-draining. Like last year, I’ll be in attendance to bring you all of the necessary news and share looks at the beautiful art that will be on display.

In advance of this year’s con, I was offered the chance to speak with artist Todd Slater, who will be in attendance this year and will have a few new posters, including a unique take on the Don Bluth animated classic, The Secret of NIMH, for sale at his booth.

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Walt Disney Pictures have released a set of character posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The posters take a close-up look at the 8 main characters in this first Star Wars standalone movie. Hit the jump to see the Rogue One character posters.
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Doctor Strange blacklight poster (header)

As the marketing campaign moves into the home stretch, Marvel’s Doctor Strange is really letting its freak flag fly. The latest promos have really played up the trippy vibe of the movie, with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige director Scott Derrickson talking up the strong Steve Ditko influence. Now the studio’s released a couple of psychedelic blacklight posters to help expand your mind even further. Check ’em out below, along with a cool new image that also leans into the colorful craziness.   Read More »

Rogue One poster header

Get excited, Star Wars fans: Lucasfilm has just dropped a brand-new poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which features a very familiar face alongside all the new characters you’ll meet later this year. Even better, the poster is here to whet your appetite for the next and last trailer, which arrives tomorrow morning. See the Rogue One poster in full below, and get the Rogue One trailer details. Read More »

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Character Poster - Percival Graves

Were just over a month away from the expansion of the wizarding world on the big screen with the arrival of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The most recent trailer is what finally got me excited about what this franchise starter has to offer, and now a new batch of character posters offer some interesting details that provide some insight into the new characters we’ll be meeting, including Eddie Redmayne as New Scamander. Some offer little plot details while one in particular features a certain symbol that Harry Potter fans will recognize immediately.

Check out the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them character posters after the jump. Read More »