Sometimes, the best part of a movie is its poster.
That’s my way of saying that, with one or two exceptions, the movies advertised in these new posters may or may not be worth seeing. I’ve never even heard of some of these movies. But that’s no reason we can’t enjoy looking at the women. And really, what better way to celebrate our personal freedom?
We’ve told you about Circumstance, the Iranian movie that won this year’s Sundance Audience Award, but I somehow missed the trailer. This poster certainly made me find it — and this movie looks like a must-see. Unlike a lot of posters, what you see is what you get: two teenage girls in Iran fall for each other despite parental and societal disapproval. The movie may not be a laugh-fest, but I am so there.
You’ve heard about this one and have probably already decided whether to see it or not. But we couldn’t let you miss Olivia Wilde with a gun.
Crazy Stupid Love has a great cast, including Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei (and Emma Stone), but anytime I hear a teaser like “the funniest movie of the summer,” I am skeptical. I hope I’m pleasantly surprised.
The Dirty Girl in this case is Juno Temple, not to be confused with Juno MacGuff, although they kind of look alike. Temple’s character Danielle is running away accompanied by her gay best friend, a bag of flour and a Walkman. Yeah, I don’t know either. But Mary Steenburgen plays the mom, so that’s a good sign.
This is the long-dreaded remake that is about as many degrees from Kevin Bacon as you can get. I don’t know how a plot about banning dancing will translate to the present, but I hope someone bans Julianne Hough‘s jean shorts before she does a kick-step. Or not.
In this film-fest favorite based on a true story, Rachel Weisz plays a Nebraska police officer (yes, we see her in a uniform) who goes to Bosnia and discovers a sex-trafficking ring with ties to the U.N. This is my kind of movie. I hope Vanessa Redgrave plays a bad guy.
Fright Night is another remake, notable because the writer is Buffy scribe Marti Noxon. The actress on the poster is Imogene Poots. I have no idea why she didn’t change her name. But she’s hot in her Buffy-like pose. Toni Collette plays the crazy dude’s clueless mother.
OK, I know you’ve seen the Deathly Hallows 2 posters already. But this is IT. Goodbye to Hermione Granger and Bellatrix Lestrange and Professor Minerva McGonagall. In two weeks, It All Ends. Gah!
But while we’re waiting in line, let’s discuss. Which of these films are on your must-see list?