A few months ago I tried a minimalist approach to the poster write-ups. Well, the spirit of brevity has whisked me away once again, so you are in for a treat of reading the first thought that enters my mind about each poster. Think of it as a Rorschach test with posters.
1. The Vow: Grade C-
Cute, sappy, unrealistic romance. So many beautiful people in love.
2. My Week with Marilyn: Grade B
Michelle Williams, will you marry me?
3. The Hunger Games: Grade D
Jennifer Lawrence under a veil of photoshopped perfection. You deserve better Jennifer.
4. Lucky Trouble: Grade C
Green is the color of lovely, but not lovely enough to break the generic look of this poster.
5. Sherlock Holmes: Grade F
Try as it might, there is nothing heroic about this awful looking poster.
6. Safe House: Grade C
What’s wrong with the shape of Denzel’s head?
7. Kurtulus Son Durak: Grade B
Is there a better color combo than pink and black? Yes there is, Red and black.
8. Shame: Grade B
That’s not Michael Fassbender’s stomach.
9. Madison County: Grade A
Love the pulpy camp. It reminds me of an even more demented Kentucky Fried Movie.
10. The Innkeepers: Grade A
If The Evil Dead and The Exorcist had a baby, the invitation to that baby’s first birthday party would look like this poster.
– James Merolla