Friday, June 15, 2012

Photo Bomb!

Thanks for checking out the latest edition of Photo Bomb!, your weekly roundup of all movie-related photos and posters floating around the internet.

It looks like another great week in the photo and movie poster world, so I won't waste any more of your time before jumping right into the great content below. Photos-wise, we have content from the films "Mood Indigo", "Pacific Rim", "Effie", "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2", "Knight of Cups", "The Great Gatsby", "Prometheus", "The Dark Knight Rises", "Killing Them Softly, and "DREDD". As for the movie posters, we have the first one for the previously-listed film, "DREDD", as well as other for films "End of Watch", "Katy Perry: Part of Me", "Life of Pi", "2 Days in New York", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "Pitch Perfect", and "Rise of the Guardians".

Hit the jump for everything listed above!

First, we have the first images for Michel Gondry's latest film, "Mood Indigo". Gondry is the man behind "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", a film that's become a favorite of many over the past ten years or so. The imagery below is very surreal and I think looks fantastic. Not sure if the film is on my radar yet, but I like what I'm seeing below. (The Playlist)









Next is our first image of Idris Elba in Guillermo del Toro's latest, "Pacific Rim". I thought Elba was fantastic in last weekend's "Prometheus", so I hope this is another great selection for him. Del Toro doesn't do too much that I dislike, and the imagery in his films is always amazing. This one has a monsters vs. robots theme, and del Toro himself has even stated that this film will have “the finest fucking monsters ever committed to screen". Can't argue with that! Unfortunately, we still have to wait until July of next year for this one. (Total Film)


Here are the first photos from the Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson film, "Effie". This is a period drama set in 1840's London. I can't say that I had much interest in this film before these photos (okay, I didn't even know of its existence), and I can't say I really have any now. Hopefully the acting will be solid, but Fanning taking on a lead role like this still seems too soon to me. (Kinopoisk)





These are some promo images from the final Twilight installment, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2". Most notable in these photos is the inclusion of Edward and Bella's child, Renesmee. (Entertainment Weekly)









Here we have Christian Bale and Imogen Poots in one of Terrence Malick's upcoming films, "Knight of Cups". This one also stars Natalie Portman, Benicio Del Toro, and Cate Blanchett. This is what appears to be one of three films that the acclaimed director will have coming out in 2013. (Christian-Bale.org)






We saw the first trailer for "The Great Gatsby" a little while back, and most people seem to either really love it or be really indifferent towards it so far. I saw the trailer again in theaters this past weekend, and I'm slowly opening up to the film. I'm not sold yet, but the cast features great talent, so I think there will be something there. Here are a couple of new stills from the productions - one of two Leonardo DiCaprio films opening up on Christmas Day this year. (HeyUGuys)




These are some behind-the-scenes shots from "Prometheus" that are capped off with a fantastic shot featuring one of the elder Engineers that actually got cut from the film (but will be featured on the extended Blu-Ray release). The more I look at this species, the more I love it. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with their purpose/history in the film, but nonetheless, this was great design. So similar but also so unique. I can't wait for the Blu-Ray with some of those extra scenes (supposedly 20+ minutes worth). (Prometheus Forums)







We've seen plenty from "The Dark Knight Rises" already so far, but here are a couple images of The Bat, Batman's flying machine in the movie. This is a new gadget for the Caped Crusader, and one that should look pretty cool on IMAX screens! (SuperHeroHype)





Andrew Dominik ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford") is following up his last masterpiece with "Killing Them Softly", an adaptation of the 1974 novel, Cogan's Trade. Brad Pitt again stars, this time as a hitman investigating a heist on the Mob's assets. I think I'm digging the look of this film so far, and the cast seems solid too. This one hits theaters September 21, 2012. (HeyUGuys)






We finish off the photos selection with these new images from "DREDD". I'm liking what I'm seeing from this movie, even if my anticipation levels aren't incredibly high. This new adaptation stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd himself. The film, which gets its release September 21 as well, also stars Lena Headey and Oliva Thirlby. (Collider)



We jump right into the Movie Posters section, with the first poster for the film previously discussed, "DREDD". The image on the poster is a lot like the one we saw last week, though shadowed. It's a nice teaser poster for sure; adds a bit of epicness to the film, I think. (JoBlo)


This is the the first poster for "End of Watch". The cop drama stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is written & directed by David Ayer, the same man who wrote "Training Day" and "The Fast and the Furious". I'm not sure of my thoughts on this right now; I like Gyllenhaal though, and Ayer is a proven comodity in this genre. My guess is it will be a solid contribution. Look for it in theaters September 28, 2012. (Open Road Films)


Next is the latest poster for Katy Perry's upcoming documentary/3D concert event, "Katy Perry: Part of Me". The film follows in the footsteps of last year's pop musician documentary, "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never". I'm not sure if overall quality will be any better or worse with this one, but at least Katy Perry provides something a little nicer to look at (from my perspective, at least). (Fandango)


Here are some banners for Ang Lee's latest, "Life of Pi". If you checked out the 3D showing of "Prometheus" last weekend, then you saw the first video from this film. I didn't get it. From what I hear, this story is based on some pretty popular source material, but I am unfamiliar with it. I didn't get the footage that I saw in the theater, but it appears that it's going to be a very stylized and abstract film; a lot of symbolism. Lee is a great director though, and I trust he'll do well with this. I'll still need to see much more to warrant any kind of interest for this film, but I really do love the art in these posters. (Lebanese Movie Guide)





Next we have the first poster for Julie Deply's "2 Days in New York". Deply might be best known for her acting credentials, but this is the eighth film that she's directed. Back in 2007 she released "2 Days in Paris", which landed well with critics (85% on Rotten Tomatoes). Deply again stars in this film, which is a sequel to Paris. It also stars Chris Rock. (Apple)


This is what I assume will be the last poster for "The Amazing Spider-Man" before its release on July 6, 2012. We've covered the film pretty extensively so far, and it looks to be one of the more exciting films of the summer. This poster doesn't really do anything new for the film. As I have for almost everything I've seen from the film though, I really do like the coloring of it. (Twitter)


"Pitch Perfect" probably won't ever amount to much in terms of its box office gross, but it does star the lovable Anna Kendrick, and that alone warranted inclusion in this post. The comedy focuses on a group of college girls who form an a cappella group and rival between another school's group. Not really my cup of tea. Maybe it will be a dark humor thing though? I'm not sure, I haven't really seen or heard much on it yet. (OMG!)


The last posters I'll show are the new character posters for the upcoming "Rise of the Guardians". This animated feature brings together an impressive cast of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Jude Law, and Isla Fisher. As you can see from the posters, this one centers around a group of mythological characters who have to band together to save the world. (Apple)







And we'll wrap things up with one of the coolest pictures I've seen in a while. The photo is simply being called The Paramount Picture. In celebration of the studio's 100-year anniversary, they compiled 100 different filmmakers to pose for this once-in-a-lifetime shot. There are a couple people I'd love to see, and a couple people that seem questionable (Justin Bieber), but nonetheless, it's wonderful to look at. Thinking about all of these great filmmakers together in one room just makes me smile. What I wouldn't have given to be there for that event and shake hands with each of them. I can only get the photo so big here, but if you head over to Vanity Fair (to the right) you can get a huge scrollable image. (Vanity Fair)