The Original Movie Posters Blog - ART OF THE MOVIES

  • A New Trailer for Villeneuve's DUNE!

    Three months before it hits the big screen, a brand new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's DUNE has been released and Warner have kindly given us access to some early digital posters and production photos too!
  • A New Bond Poster!

    As two years worth of Summer releases begin to hit the big screen, the posters are starting to come thick and fast!

    Just arrived - the new poster for Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 - No Time To Die...
  • Summer Love-In: My Top 10 Summer Movie Picks

    Summer is here! Isn't it?

    If you get the right venue with the right crowd of people, there is little better than kicking back on a hot evening with a few beers and enjoying a well-chosen summer flick.

    This week Lee Adams puts on his sun-shades and flip-flops and chooses his top 10 summer-vibe movies!

  • The Masked Critic: The Ten Best Movies Of The Last Decade

    Did you know that the current decade didn’t start until 1st Jan 2021?

    Neither did we. Once we knew, it seemed like a good excuse to look back at the films of the last decade. We asked a friend with good movie related credentials. They wanted to remain anonymous, so we’ll call them ‘The Masked Critic’, a sort of cinematic Stig.

  • Ode To Action: A Tribute To Action Sequences

    Since the earliest days of cinema, directors have pushed the technology of the day to thrill and excite the movie goer.

    So, we were delighted to stumble across a very special homage, four and a half minutes of the greatest explosions, car chases and destruction scenes the cinema has ever scene...

  • Football on Film: 133 Years of Hurt Never Stopped Me Dreaming…

    As the belated Euro 2020 football championships get under way, frustrated Ipswich Town fan Lee Adams considers where soccer movies sit in the fantasy film league table.

    Come on [England / Scotland / Wales / Denmark / France / Germany / Czechia / etc]* ! 

    * (delete as appropriate)

  • The Artists - The Movie Posters of Richard Amsel

    In recent blog posts we have written of our love of the art of illustrator Richard Amsel. If you haven’t had chance, please do check out our post on film-maker and author Adam McDaniel’s work to preserve and promote the work of this astonishing artist, taken from us far too early.

    We have identified thirty-two Amsel movie posters that we believe made it to movies theatres / cinemas. Here they all are...

  • Withnail and I, & I: Growing Up With A Cult Classic

    Over thirty years on, time has been kind to "Withnail and I". It has aged like one of Uncle Monty's fine wines and now graces many lists of the best British films ever made.

    This week Lee Adams, our very own Withnail, I and Uncle Monty, takes a very personal look back at Bruce Robinson's deadpan masterpiece.

  • 50 Movie Posters That Changed Entertainment Marketing

    We often write bemoaning the lack of recognition of movie poster designers and artists. They do not appear in a film’s credits but without them there is no movie.

    They do however have their own niche awards and to celebrate their 50th Anniversary, five previous winners were asked to create a list of fifty movie posters that they believe have changed entertainment marketing.

    Here are a few highlights from their selection…

  • Leading Lady: Frances McDormand, Three-Time Oscar Winner

    So what is it about Frances McDormand that makes her so appealing?

    With her recent Oscar win, she has now overtaken Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro and Ingrid Bergman in the lead role category and who would bet against her catching Katherine Hepburn on four?

    This week our resident movie guru, Lee Adams, takes a look at the career, to date, of one of our favourite actors.

  • See You At The Movies

    As I write, England is one week away from 'Step 3' of the removal of COVID related social restrictions. This includes the reopening of "... indoor entertainment such as museums, theatres and cinemas"!

    This step feels special.

    As they often do, Marvel have channelled their inner Stan Lee to sum it up beautifully in a short film that does far more than plug their upcoming films.

  • The Rise of the Franchise, A Grumpy Green Ogre and Yellow Budgie-Smugglers: 2001 in Retrospect

    Is it really two decades since Lord of the Rings, Shrek and Harry Potter hit the big screen?

    This week our resident film guru, Lee Adams, looks back at the cinematic year that was 2001.