This week in This Week In Movie Posters, there’s a whole new batch of Doctor Strange posters, Bad Santa 2, the new Jim Jarmusch, Fantastic Beasts, and all sorts of stuff. But we’re going to begin with this poster for Autumn Lights, because it’s just so fascinating. I mean, a guy? A girl with some bangs? People looking at blurry stuff? This one really has everything. Okay, you caught me, we started with Autumn Lights because the posters are in alphabetical order and it begins with A. If people had to buy movie tickets out of the Yellow Pages that would probably be a good marketing strategy. That must be what they were counting on here, that whole Yellow Pages crowd.
“Giving the holidays another shot.” I love that a truly good tagline/poster combo just seems obvious. “Well of course, I could’ve thought of that.”
Sure, you could’ve. Sure.
Once again, I can’t tell if Madea is supposed to be the killer, the victim, or the storyteller, Tales of the Crypt-style in A Madea Halloween. I’m not sure Tyler Perry even knows. It’s also a safe bet that I’m never going to find out.
Mr. Perry, are you trying to seduce me? I love it when a big strapping man dresses up like a grandma and does hacky jokes. It’s a very specific kink.
I like how they think he needs to put the flashlight under his chin to make Madea scary.
“The Carer.” So I guess it’s some kind of… May-December romance with a wheelchair twist? Sure, let’s go with that. The cool thing about Brian Cox, is that even when he’s not being a gravelly-voiced curmudgeon, like even when he’s playing some polite good guy, just the tension between the character and it being Brian Cox is compelling on its own. Is he going to shout at someone? You’re on the edge your seat waiting to find out.
I’m also fascinated by the hair decision on this poster. A breeze blowing the heroine’s hair over a third of her face? Sure, why not. It’s like the idea that she has flowy hair is more important that her face. Can’t be an altruistic free spirit without flowy hair, I always say.