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Movie posters have the power to make or break a films success at the box office, so it’s important to get it right.
However, designing a poster that is striking, attractive and, most importantly, makes you want to see the movie being advertised is no easy task. Yet these ten posters from 2009 were able to rise above medicority and do exactly that. While on page two, we show the other end of the spectrum and poke fun at the posters that seriously missed the mark.
With its ferocious long-range killing power, the sniper rifle is one of the most feared and revered weapons of war. Off the battlefield, it’s an assassins best friend.
Hundreds of films have showcased the sniper rifle in action over the years, but some have done so more memorably than others. Be it because they are realistic, stylistic or just plain ol’ awesome, here are ten of the best sniper scenes of all time.
Anzac Day, celebrated by Australians and New Zealanders on the 25th of April, is a public holiday to remember those who fought at Gallipoli, as well as in other World War I campaigns, World War II and all wars since. On this day in 1915, Anzac troops landed in Gallipoli for a much longer battle than first anticipated, and until they evacuated eight months later, over 8000 Australian lives were lost. To commemorate this significant day in our own ‘Cut Print Review’ way, I have put together a list of eight great war films to help us imagine how terrible war must be and to see just how terrible and futile war really is.
I hate to be one to choose something so bleedingly obvious for my very first contribution to this fine website but at the same time, I think there really might be no better starting block (apart from maybe Christmas) for a top 10 list than Valentines Day. Cast your mind out, to every film you’ve seen with a “love interest”, whatever end of the clichéd to avant garde spectrum they may fall. There’s a lot to choose from, yes? A lot of ways to skin a cat, a lot of ways to choose ten films.
Movie posters have the power to make or break a films success in the box office, so it’s important to get it right.
However, designing a poster that is both striking, attractive, intriguing and memorable is no easy task. As a graphic designer on the side, I know this first hand. For this reason, I feel it important to commend the posters of 2008 that were able to achieve such a standard of quality. While I’m at it, I also feel like letting off some steam and listing the posters that completely missed the mark.
At a time when film critics are busy compiling lists of the films they fanatically adored or severely detested over the last year, I’m here to point out 5 films where I think the critical masses got it all wrong. These are the five films of 2008 that I believe most critics simply didn’t “get”; possibly because they approached the films with the wrong mindset or because they failed to see the rose a top of the thorns.
The decorations are up, the carols are playing and the presents are wrapped and ready: Christmas time is here again! The fun and festivities of Christmas have not gone unnoticed in Hollywood; rather, many movies have been made with the silly season a main feature. Most Christmas films are made not with the intention of winning Academy Awards, but to put a smile on your face, make you feel good and get you into the Christmas spirit. Being a Christmas nut, I have watched many a Christmas movie over the years, and so have put together a list of some of the most enjoyable Christmas films.
Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter, Hitman, Doom, Tomb Raider and more recently Max Payne. What do all these gaming greats have in common? They’ve all become feature films that are a whole lot like the product of our trips the porcelain throne. In layman’s terms, they’re Shit.