October 21, 2011


New posters have been released for Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo and Lynne Ramsay‘s We Need to Talk about Kevin.  The Hugo poster does a good job of conveying the wonder and adventure of the movie plus it’s a nice reference to a scene from the 1926 silent comedy Safety First, which was the first movie to depict a guy hanging off the face of a clock tower.  The final UK poster for We Need to Talk about Kevin is a bit of a disappointment.  Yes, it conveys the creepiness of Ezra Miller‘s eponymous character (even though the younger Kevin is far creepier), but the person to highlight is Tilda Swinton.  Her performance is one of the best of the year and the movie is more about her overwhelming guilt and madness.  Also, the tech angle is one scene in the movie (and a bit of an unnecessary one).

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  Hugo opens in 3D on November 23rd.  We Need To Talk about Kevin opens in limited release on December 9th.


Here’s the official synopsis for Hugo:

Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.


Here’s the official synopsis for We Need to Talk about Kevin:

A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent dealing with her child doing the unthinkable, We Need to Talk About Kevin is the highly-anticipated third feature from director Lynne Ramsay and features a tour-de-force performance by Tilda Swinton.


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