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Top 10 Movie Posters of 2009

This article was published on the original Sorry I’m Late.com in 2010.

Luke Miksa's: The Negative Space Bar

‘Tis the season everyone.

‘Tis the season for every blog writing degenerate within reach of a keyboard to compile their lists of the best and worst of the year that was. This is my first effort – would you expect any less?

In a year filled with mostly mediocre to disappointing blockbusters and tent-poles, we saw many great films slip under the radar – a few of those even doing some serious box office damage. The same can be said about this year’s range of posters – generally bland and cookie-cutter, with a few tasty morsels spread throughout. Let us begin…

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Observe and Report

Observe and Report

We begin with these two posters (Yeah two posters, big whoop, wanna fight about it?) for Seth Rogen’s underrated and decidedly not-mainstream Observe & Report. It makes me smile and it’s a clever idea for a set of posters.

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The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience

Extremely cool pop-art styled poster and the first appearance of two in this list from Steven Soderburgh. I see it more as a piece of art as opposed to a medium that is designed to get asses into seats. Top marks for the risqué tagline and barcode. The art fiend in me appreciates the design, but the male in me wonders what it would be like to have sex with a pornstar.

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Review: Terminator Salvation (2009)

This article was published on the original Sorry I’m Late.com on 11/06/09.

Terminator Salvation

The fourth instalment of the Terminator franchise sets us directly in the post Judgment Day world of tomorrow (2018 to be exact), where John Connor (Christian Bale) is forging on as the destined leader of  the human resistance against Skynet’s robotic army of Terminators. The appearance of the mysterious Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) seemingly alters the future in which Connor was lead to believe, an uncertain outlook which leads both Connor and Wright into the heart of Skynet to save a vulnerable Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and uncover Skynet’s secrets to take them down permanently.

Off the bat, let it be known that I am a massive fan of this franchise. Hell, I even think Terminator 3 had some strong points (some). With that being said, I found the above synopsis incredibly hard to write. Why? Well, there isn’t that much of a story to write about. Don’t think I’m saying that as a bad thing though. On the contrary, I walked into the theatre to see pretty much one thing, robots getting blown the shit up.

I got my wish. Although the ‘family friendly’ rating severely limits the amount of violence shown, especially against humans, an ‘M’ rating apparently allows to let rip on cybernetic humanoids to no end. So I guess ratings are based on violent behaviour against living creatures and not kick ass robots.

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