#30DaysofFavorites: Favorite Movie Posters

Today’s post is the last entry for my 30 Days of Favorites project so I thought I’d end on a fun note. In case you couldn’t tell by the name of my blog, or the last few posts, I’m a big movie fan, and one of my favorite things about movies are the gorgeous posters designed to promote them. Now, I could sit here and bitch about the decline in the art of the movie poster, and bemoan the use of photoshop and giant floating heads but I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m just going to show you what I consider are pretty great posters. Some of them are older, some are newer. Some feature that dreaded use of photoshop, and some are hand drawn/painted. All of them, in my opinion, are works of art.

 

 

#30 – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter

 

#29 – Elivis & Nixon (2016)

elvis-and-nixon

 

#28 – Wonder Woman (2017)

wonder woman

 

#27 – Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man

 

#26 – Chappaquiddick (2018)

Chappaquiddick

 

#25 – Bullitt (1968)

Bullitt

 

#24 – DragonHeart (1996)

DragonHeart

 

#23 – Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Snakes

 

#22 – La La Land (2016)

lalalandposter

 

#21 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows P1 & P2 (2010/2011)

HP7

 

#20 – Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Beauty

 

#19 – The Babadook (2014)

babadook

 

#18 – Spectre (2015)

Spectre

 

#17 – The Nice Guys (2016)
(Bench Ad)

Nice Guys

 

#16 – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Cloverfield

 

#15 – Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown

 

#14 – The Rocketeer (1991)

Rockteer

 

#13 – Back to the Future III (1990)

BTTF3

 

#12 – Back to the Future II (1989)

BTTF2

 

#11 – Back to the Future (1985)

BTTF

 

#10 – Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

 

#9 – West Side Story (1961)

west-side-story

 

#8 – Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

big trouble

 

#7 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders

 

#6 – Revenge of the Jedi (1983)

Revenge

 

#5 – Walk the Line (2005)

Walk

 

#4 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter

 

#3 – Baby Driver (2017)

Baby

 

#2 – Jaws (1975)

Jaws

 

#1 – John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

the-thing

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#30DaysofFavorites: Favorite Movie Moments (18-13)

If you missed my explanation of this project, I’m turning 30 at the end of June. I thought it would be fun to celebrate by talking about my favorite things. In this case, my favorite Movie Moments. Today I am continuing to count down my favorite movie moments with number 18 to 13.

 

#18 – Ego’s flashback
Movie: Ratatouille (2007)

Only Pixar could create a scene in which a rat has cooked a meal so delicious that the world’s most cynical critic is instantly transported back to his childhood, and not make it seem trite. In this scene Pixar demonstrates how food can affect us by transporting us, and bringing to light memories enhanced by oursenses of taste and smell.

 

#17 – Raptors in the kitchen
Movie: Jurassic Park (1993)

Another infamous scene involving a kitchen, though with a much less warm and fuzzy feeling.

 

#16 – Drew eats it in the opening scene
Movie: Scream (1996)

In a move that is now legendary, and ripped off so much that the fourth in the series pokes fun at it, the star actress is killed off in the first five minutes.

 

#15 – Quid Pro Quo
Movie: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

In one of the most tense scenes ever, you can’t help but hold your breath as Clarice offers up little bits of herself with the hope that in doing so Lector will help them catch Buffalo Bill.

 

#14 – The car chase
Movie: Bullitt (1968)

Ten minutes of pure adrenaline. Sadly it’s only available in bits and pieces on YouTube.

 

#13 – Samuel L. Jackson eats it, or rather gets eaten
Movie: Deep Blue Sea (1999)

One of the biggest surprise jumps ever. I remember being in the theater and jumping out of my seat with the rest of the crowd because no one expected the big name actor to get it.

 

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the next batch.