Confusions and Connections
Based on a true story
Written December 26, 2012
I have already covered the worst word to read in a synopsis. Now comes another one that fills me with dread.  It’s the phase “Based on a true story”. This comes ...more
Bill and Ted are back?
Written December 31, 2012
Something that I came across earlier was the first, teaser, poster for the third Bill And Ted film. Not a lot to go on but it does seem that the ...more
Coming to a screen near you
Written December 27, 2012
This post is a plea to you, the cinema going public. Please visit your local cinema. Ignore the large chains. Hit your local, independent, cinema. You will have an experience similar ...more
End of the Pacific Rim?
Written December 21, 2012
This arrived earlier from the hot and sweaty computers that help get the press out for next year’s Pacific Rim. It gives you the thoughts of Stacker Pentecost in regards ...more
Images for the release
Written December 18, 2012
I’ve already covered the glorious use of posters in an earlier post. This time I’m going to be talking about the images that distributors release before a film is released. They ...more
Knocking holes in walls
Written December 25, 2012
Going back through the last couple of year’s blog posts I discovered this gem of a poster. That got me wondering which came first. That one or The Dark Knight Rising. ...more
Parker and the attack of the clone brush
Written December 22, 2012
Another day, another poster hits my in-box. This time it’s for Jason Statham’s next romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez. Sorry, I’ll write that again: It’s time for Jason Statham’s next ...more
Photoshop hits posters
Written December 17, 2012
It seems that 2012 was the year of dubious photo shopped posters. It looks like it is split into a couple of camps; mainly being either a montages of the ...more
Posters that look familiar
Written December 16, 2012
Over the last couple of days something stirred in my head.  It came from a set of emails that I received about upcoming films.  That was “That poster that just ...more
Prehistoric critters help The Croods?
Written December 21, 2012
Fox, the distributor not the animal, has just released the first true poster for the film The Croods. Unlike the poster for A Good Day to Die Hard there isn’t ...more
Promotional Items
Written December 30, 2012
Another way of getting your new film out is the use of promotional items. Most of the time it’s just the usual t-shorts and caps. I’ve run competitions in the ...more
Strange things happening to the McClanes
Written December 17, 2012
The first poster for the next installment of the McClane series has just hit the web. Apart from the cut and paste poster that could have appeared in an earlier ...more
The Box Set
Written December 29, 2012
This can be the scourge of the film fan. You have already gone out and bought the DVD. Then upgraded to the Blu-ray as you hoped it would be of ...more
The colours of posters
Written December 24, 2012
A disturbing trend is creeping into posters.  This has happened over the last couple of years.  That is the use of Orange and Blue in posters. I have dug through the ...more
The worst word in any synopsis
Written December 19, 2012
When the below synopsis arrived for the 2011 version of Conan The Barbarian, Sorry, Conan hit my in-box my heart sank. That word is the worst one you can ever to ...more
Top Ten lists
Written December 20, 2012
Another good thing to do is a “top ten” list.  This is normally sent over to me by an agency with a plea to put them up.  This I normally ...more

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