Do you want to know what makes a great Thursday? Posters, that’s what. Especially posters from roller derby movies (Whip It) directed by a gal who once flashed Letterman her boobs, an unused poster from arguably the best movie of the summer (Inglourious Basterds) and finally, the one-sheet from a movie about a flying robot boy (c’mon, it’s Astro Boy).
Happy Poster Thursday, everyone!
Whip It, due out October 2nd, is directed by Drew Barrymore. The movie follows the story of Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page), a misfit growing up in the small town of Bodeen, Texas. She likes indie rock, being a hipster and seeing art house films; all things that do not exist within the borders of Bodeen. How does Bliss rage against the machine? She joins the local roller derby squad.
I’m not the first one to say this, but it sounds like Juno on wheels.
Almost as much as the actual movies, I love the Star Wars posters drawn by Bob Peak. For me, those are the quintessential “movie posters.” I nearly leapt out of my seat when I saw the unused art for Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Inglourious Basterds over on Poster Wire. Created by veteran artisan James Goodridge, the poster gives that old school H-Town feel. It’s too bad it was never used. It’s even worse that we can’t buy it.
Finally, we have the poster for Summit Entertainment’s Astro Boy. A departure from the last poster which had our hero merely in a silhouette, this version has Astro Boy in his full glory.
Astro Boy is an adaptation of the popular Japanese franchise. It’s based on the story of a young robot created by a scientist to replace his lost son. The film is due out on October 23rd.