Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sheet-y Saturday.

Where we take a look at posters for upcoming features.

This week featuring two marvelous actresses everyone loves to hate (and they shouldn't because they're just such magnificent thespians! And also two of my favorite actresses...)

First up is John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole which comes up with an interesting poster that could've been simply genius if it wasn't for the fact that they stuck Kidman's face in it.
I've nothing against her gorgeous silhouette but it really takes away from the creepy tire swing and the vast emptiness of the sky.
Perhaps in a way the poster does sum up the way the movie is perceived by some: an artsy drama getting attention mostly because it was produced and stars a true superstar.

There are so many bad things going on in the one sheet for Country Strong that I won't even begin to list them.
Would it have been too hard for the marketing department to come up with a cool faux concert poster for a movie about a singer? (Think Walk the Line)
Even so, why not just use Gwyneth Paltrow like they did with Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart?
Sigh, this thing looks like a collage made by someone with no regards for lighting, human sizes and Photoshop.

Why do you think people dislike Gwyn and Nic so much these days? Every time I bring Paltrow up I'm attacked by people saying terrible things about her. The other day I told a friend she was my favorite actress and he told me I couldn't be throwing statements like that around too lightly...
Would you have reacted the same way?


Lucas Dantas said...

i've no idea why ppl been slandering on these two genius women so much, i mostly ignore them, but whaaaaaa... your friend's comment was stupid and wrong in so many ways that once again i just prefer to ignore it.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Well I'm woefully devoted to Nic and Gwyneth is so jovial that I find it difficult to not like her. I actually love the way Nicole is featured in the poster - bits of her face, but not the whole thing which I'm guessing is them reaffirming the concept of her broken character.

Yeah, the other poster sucks but apparently Leighton Meester has a somewhat important role though I still have no idea what it's about - other than a country singer. But, I'll be watching nonetheless.d

Runs Like A Gay said...

Oooh, tht Country Strong poster is so many kinds of rubbish.

Unfortunatley I think the hate may be due to too much love at one point which tends to make people jealous and snarky once there's even the slightest chance of a fall.

I've always been cool on Gwynnie, but Nicole is fantastic - always doing exciting and interesting work. said...

It will not succeed as a matter of fact, that is what I consider.