The weekly movie poster roundup had to take a small break while I dealt with some issues (I may or may not have been institutionalize under the Baker Act) but as of today it’s back in full swing – and I do mean FULL SWING. This was a busy week for posters as I located 59 posters from 45 different movies and believe it or not most of them are pretty darn good – no poorly executed X-Men: First Class posters this week.
One of the reasons we at Screen Rant like doing this weekly poster roundup – it allows us to share posters for films we may not otherwise cover but would most likely watch if given the chance. Take this week’s roundup for instance – there are only a handful of posters for mainstream films like Zookeeper, Conan the Barbarian, Kung Fu Panda 2, Final Destination 5, Horrible Bosses and Colombiana.
Instead, as you browse through the eleven pages of movie posters you will notice a heavy dose of indie, low-to-mid budget horror, and even a few direct-to-video movie posters – my favorite is Sucker for its cheesy tagline “Payback’s an itch.” You’ll also find posters and synopses for films you may not have heard of before but star actors you are very familiar with – Submarine (Ben Stiller), Dark Tide (Halle Berry), The Artist (John Goodman) and The Skin I Inhabit (Antonio Banderas).
Take a look at all of them below, then tell us which ones were your favorite.
Conan the Barbarian
Synopsis: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Conan the Barbarian opens August 19th, 2011.
Synopsis: A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Hugh Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
Real Steel opens October 7th, 2011.
Source: First Showing
Kung Fu Panda 2
Synopsis: Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon.
Kung Fu Panda 2 opens May 26th, 2011.
Final Destination 5
Synopsis: In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.
Final Destination 5 opens August 12th, 2011.
Source: New Line Cinema, Movie Web
Synopsis: The animals at one particular zoo decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) gain the attention of one particular woman.
Zookeeper opens July 8th, 2011.
Source: Columbia Pictures
Synopsis: A young woman, Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana) grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target – the mobster responsible for her parents’ death
Colombiana opens September 2nd, 2011.
Source: Europa Corp
Synopsis: Shot in a vérité style, TROLLHUNTER is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, THE TROLL HUNTER delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore.
Troll Hunter opens in Germany April 17th, 2011. There is no wide US release yet.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Synopsis: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark opens August 26th, 2011.
Synopsis: A Hollywood stunt performer (Ryan Gosling) who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Drive opens September 16th, 2011
Source: Cannes Film Festival
Synopsis: Three friends – Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) - conspire to murder their awful bosses – Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell) and Kevin Spacey – when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
Horrible Bosses opens July 8th, 2011.
Source: Warner Bros.
Synopsis: It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John (Paul Giamatti)to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel’s momentous struggle for justice and freedom
Ironclad opens July 26th, 2011.
Source: Stockholm Designs
30 Minutes or Less
Synopsis: Two fledgling criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) kidnap a pizza delivery guy (Jesse Eisenberg), strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else.
30 Minutes or Less opens August 12th, 2011.
Source: Pulse Advertising
Synopsis: Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
Melancholia opens November 4th, 2011.
Source: Zentropa Entertainment
Synopsis: A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy (Emily Browning), a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.
Sleeping Beauty opens June 23rd, 2011.
Synopsis: Shark expert Kate Mathieson (Halle Berry) returns to the Great White infested waters of isolated Guadalupe Island for the first time since her own near-deadly shark attack. When her husband (Olivier Martinez) chooses ambition over his wife’s safety in a split-second encounter with the jaws of death, Kate’s marriage nearly breaks apart. A year later, a monsoon-season voyage back to the same island becomes an escalating series of terrifying underwater confrontations and gut-wrenching emotional challenges. Testing her courage in the face of nature’s ultimate terror, she shows herself as tough as the men she is attracted to — and perhaps the bravest of all. Kate endures and changes the terms of the contest with mankind’s most feared underwater predator.
Dark Tide opens sometime in 2011.
Source: Black Film
Synopsis: An idyllic remote Irish fishing village is invaded by enormous tentacled creatures from the sea who are picking off the villagers one at a time. The inhabitants learn that the one thing the creatures don’t like is alcohol, it makes people taste horrible, so they realize that in order to stay alive, they’re going to have to get as drunk as possible.
Grabbers opens in 2012.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Synopsis: Jim Crawley is having a pretty bad day. He gets fired from his job at the Nuclear Power Plant he’s worked at for 11 years, his car gets impounded, and he discovers his wife is having an affair with his ex co-worker. To make matters worse, Jim gets abducted by an evil scientist who is conducting tests of a controversial vaccine against a deadly virus that is spreading across the planet.
Sucker opens sometime in 2011.
Source: Shock Til You Drop
Synopsis: The original REC crew are back ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building.
[REC]3: Genesis opens sometime in 2011.
Source: Canal Films
Synopsis: Cesar (Luis Tosar) works as a doorman in a Barcelona apartment building. Happiness eludes him and he feels the need to reaffirm his reasons for living on a daily basis. He goes about his day to day work mainly unnoticed by the residents of the building, but he pays close attention to them. He knows all the intimate details of their lives, everything about them, especially one of them. Clara (Marta Etura) is a happy-go-lucky young woman, who always looks on the positive side of things. Her cheery attitude to life makes Cesar’ skin crawl. He won’t be happy until he has wiped that smile of her face once and for all, because Cesar feeds off other people’s pain. He delights in the unhappiness and anguish of others and he loves nothing more than to plant the seed of misery and watch it grow. In Clara he has found the perfect target, and he will go to extreme lengths to make her life miserable. But Cesar is starting to get a bit too cocky, and soon his carefully thought out plans will start to unravel… Luckily for him, he has one last ace up his sleeve.
Sleep Tight opens in Spain in 2011.
Synopsis: Interpol agent CK Long (Sammo Hung) busted a billion-dollar drug deal fifteen years ago. The cartel has avenged itself by hiring Madame Rose’s organization of assassins to kill CK Long’s entire family. Long himself survives and believes his young daughter is still alive. In fact, for these fifteen years, the girl has been kidnapped by Madame Rose, brainwashed and trained into beautiful, sexy killer Phoenix (Jennifer Tse).
Phoenix has now become the top-ranked killer in Madame Rose’s organization. She is skilled in combat and always completes her missions. Thanks to her band of killers Madame Rose has expanded her criminal organization and now assigns missions in many parts of the world. CK Long has never imagined that he would one day become the target of his own daughter’s mission.
Naked Soldier has no release date.
Source: Mega Vision Project
Synopsis: A disparate group of young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved. This is a demented horror film with nowt taken out.
Inbred opens sometime in 2011.
Synopsis: Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse-whisperer”, he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.
Buck opens June 17th, 2011.
Source: Imp Awards
The Art of Getting By
Synopsis: George (Freddie Highmore) is a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
The Art of Getting By opens June 17th, 2011.
Source: Imp Awards
Synopsis: After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor’s wife (Liv Tyler), Gavin (Charlie Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by her lover’s husband (Patrick Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It’s up to police officer Hollis (Terrence Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame.
The Ledge opens July 8th, 2011.
Source: Imp Awards
What’s Your Number
Synopsis: Ally Darling (Anna Faris), who after reading a magazine article that leads her to believe she’s going to be forever alone, begins a wild search for the best “ex” of her life.
What’s Your Number opens September 30th, 2011.
Source: Imp Awards
Synopsis: When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
The Future opens July 29th, 2011.
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Synopsis: In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film deftly gains unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent, while their editors and publishers grapple with up-to-the-minute issues like controversial new sources and the implications of an online pay-wall. Meanwhile, rigorous journalism is thriving–Page One gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that brings the most venerable newspaper in America to fruition each and every day.
Page One: Inside the New York Times opens June 24th, 2011.
Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents’ sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom. He also forges suggestive love letters from his mom to dad. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing – especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out.
Submarine opens June 3rd, 2011.
Source: The Weinstein Company
Synopsis: As shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team’s mission was accomplished – or was it?
The Debt opens August 31st, 2011.
Source: Focus Features
Synopsis: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie star who all smiled. The arrival of talking pictures is going to sink into oblivion. Peppy Miller(Bérénice Bejo), a young dancer, she will be propelled in the firmament of stars. This film tells the story of their destinies, or how fame, money and pride can be obstacles to their love story.
The Artist has no release date.
Synopsis: Ryan (Ryan McCoy) is making a documentary on his friend, Brett (Brett Rosenberg), about camping for the first time. However, once they begin camping, they discover that there is a mysterious figure that is hunting them.
Evidence opens sometime in 2011.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
One Way Trip
Synopsis: Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It’s autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there – the reason for their trip. After a few problems they arrive at the desired location deep in the woods, the tents are set up, the mushrooms are collected and when it gets dark the party starts. Everything is fine until one of the youths wants to get beer and comes back with a blood-covered and smashed face. They don’t know what happened but need to find help. As they discover that their car has a flat tire and their phones don’t work, they seek shelter in a nearby farmhouse. But that’s just where they were supposed to go. In a nerve-racking countdown one after another gets killed by their dangerous haunters…
One Way Trip has no release date.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Don’t Let Him In
Synopsis: Handsome, charming, and arrogant, Tristan (Gordon Alexander)has picked up Mandy (Gemma Harvey)for a hot one-night stand. The love-struck girl then invites him to a rural weekend getaway with her brother, Calvin (Rhys Meredith), and his girlfriend, Paige (Sophie Linfield), an emergency room nurse. Tristan’s only too happy to accept because he has secrets and needs to get out of town. Once out in the country, the group hear of a sadistic serial killer. Dubbed the “Tree Surgeon”, the psychopath hangs the severed body parts of his victims in trees. Soon enough, the foursome encounter delirious Shawn, half-dead with his stomach slashed open. He claims to be an innocent hitchhiker, but then the killing starts
Don’t Let Him In has no release date.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Synopsis: A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow..
Father’s Day opens June 19th, 2011.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
Synopsis: It’s New Year’s Eve in London and a group of friends are playing a provocative game that spins out of control and ends in murder. Despite an immediate police investigation, the true killer remains elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives. A night of shared secrets and newfound intimacies takes unexpected turns, resulting in an explosive outcome that will change their lives forever. LIARS ALL is a haunting, psychosexual thriller about desire…and how far some will go to win.
Liars All opens in 2012.
Source: Shock Til You Drop
Synopsis: Two zombie slackers, Mike (Michael McKiddy) and Brent (Ross Kidder), find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead amid a disastrous zombie outbreak. After discovering an engagement ring in his coat pocket, Mike enlists his new found zombie pal, Brent, to embark on a quest in search of his lost love. What ensues is a hilarious cross country road trip as these two reformed flesh-eating pals hitch-hike across the country as they are pursued by a team of zombie killin’ bounty hunters!
DeadHeads opens sometime in 2011.
Source: Shock Til You Drop
Synopsis: None given.
Beauty Day opens sometime in 2011.
Source: The Documentary Blog
The Skin I Inhabit
Synopsis: Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia (Marisa Paredes), the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…”
The Skin I Inhabit opens August 26th, 2011.
Synopsis: In 2002, eight months before the invasion of Iraq, the Military captured and imprisoned a supernatural entity at Stormhouse, a secret underground base. This film documents the final four days of that experiment. ‘Ghost whisperer’ Hayley Sands (Katherine Flynn) is brought to Stormhouse by the Government to make contact with the captured entity. But her arrival triggers a series of events which lead to the entity’s escape, plunging the base into a horrific nightmare.
Stormhouse opens sometime in 2011.
Synopsis: Chris is a young man whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day Halley’s Comet could be seen from earth. Tonight a new comet is going to appear, and everyone in his building is getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around. As the night falls, Chris starts to discover that people are acting strange — and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. People are becoming disoriented and violent, and it doesn’t take long before they start mutating into something from beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris has to try to escape from his building with the help from some other tenants — but will they make it out alive?
Dead Shadows opens 2012.
Source: Dread Central
World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2
Synopsis: Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world’s population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead. In the UK a surviving band of soldiers and civilians have taken refuge at a rural military barracks. Life in this new world is tough and brutal, but hope appears when a high-level communication is received from a military base on the coast, telling of sanctuary elsewhere in Europe… But just as salvation appears to be in reach, the base suffers an overwhelming defeat at the hands of the living dead! The surviving handful of troops and civilians must now make their way to the coast to uncover the truth behind the message. Their perilous journey takes them across a now treacherous, death-ravaged landscape, where the living dead are vast in number and wandering bandits impose their own malicious sense of law and order. What follows is a journey into hell and a desperate battle against all odds for the very survival of the human race.
World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 opens June 24th, 2011.
Source: Dread Central
Synopsis: The story follows Stella, an ambitious acting student, who’s been accepted to the mysterious “Mateusz Gdula” school. The founder of the school committed suicide when his very special training method got forbidden because of the deaths of several of his students in the 70s. But when strange things start to happen in the abandoned wing of the school, Stella suspects that Gdula’s method is still practised. And she wants to participate at all costs …
Masks has no release date.
Source: Anolis Entertainment
Synopsis: Riva (Patsha Bay) is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC’s capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache – barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they’re not the only ones who want the stuff. Cesar (Hoji Fortuna) is a ruthless, sharply dressed foreigner thriving in Kinshasa’s lawless streets. A female military officer joins the fray. Even the church will betray its tenets for a piece of the action. But Riva’s main nemesis is Azor (Diplome Amekindra), a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He’s not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora (Manie Malone), may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it’s not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust.
Viva Riva! opens May 27th, 2011.
Source: Wild About Movies
Sympathy for Delicious
Synopsis: Dean O’Dwyer, also known as “”Delicious D,” is an up-and-coming DJ on the underground music scene in Los Angeles. When a motorcycle accident leaves Dean paralyzed, he abandons his turntables for a wheelchair as his once promising career disappears before his eyes. Forced to live out of his car on skid row, Dean begins his descent into depression when he meets Father Joe Roselli, a passionate young priest. Father Joe introduces Dean to the world of faith-healing, an unlikely way for him to begin his quest to walk again. He soon discovers that he possesses the otherworldly power to heal people, but in an odd twist of fate, he is utterly unable to heal himself. Despite Father Joe’s warnings, Dean angrily decides to use his newfound gift for fame and fortune. He joins a rock band led by charismatic front man The Stain with bassist Ariel, and manager Nina Hogue. But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately confront his worst demons and come to terms with his own humanity.
Sympathy for Delicious opened April 30th, 2011.
Source: Kino Gallery
The Perfect Host
Synopsis: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
The Perfect Host opened May 7th, 2011.
Source: Kino Gallery
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