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Based Only On Their Posters, Which of These 10 Movies Is Most Likely to Separate You from Ten Dollars?

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | August 20, 2012 | Comments ()


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  • Addicct

    Master and 7 Psycopaths.

  • Jezzer

    10 Years. I'm a sucker for reunion movies.

  • James

    WOw...Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake....sounds like a winner!

  • Khal Mifune

    Yes, Seven Psychopaths. Definitely.

    But I must admit, the only poster here 12 year old me would want on the wall of his bedroom is Dredd. So at least Lionsgate understands their audience.

  • Katylalala

    Bond. Always Bond.

    Also, 10 Years. It is the Year of the Potato, after all.

  • 7 psychopaths and The Master

  • Why is Walter Mitty being remade. Danny Kaye got it right first time in 1947.

  • Uh. None. Maybe the Hemsworth one.

  • DominaNefret

    Seven Psychopaths is the only one that is the least bit interesting..

  • moppy

    7 psychopaths. Based on the cover.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I can tell you which one will separate me from my stays the fastest...Nevermind, they rent themselves at the first glimpse of Craig and now lay in tatters on the floor. When they got to Colin Farrell, they tore themselves into tiny pieces and spontaneously combusted.

  • dmm

    The Master and Seven Psychopaths for me. Extra money in my wallet - Skyfall.

  • Snath

    Skyfall or Seven Psychopaths. Or, sadly enough, Dredd. Godtopus help me.

  • Odnon.

    I actually kinda like the Clint Schwarzenegger one.
    But, yeah. Seven Psychopaths has already won everything.

  • no one

    Holy crap. For a heart stopping moment I thought I saw Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake were going to be in a Blade Runner remake. I can’t move the left side of my body now.

    But as for the posters the best by far is Seven Psychopaths. That’s got really like a cool Tarantino/Ritchie look to it. From back when Guy Ritchie made good movies. Plus I really liked In Bruges.

    The Last Stand poster might get me into a theater.

  • Ash

    The Blade Runner thing happened to me too! (and I apologise to Ben Affleck/JT/passing strangers for the expletive-laden rant that followed)

  • The Other Agent Johnson

    What's Skinny Bret Michaels doing the in background of that Red Dawn poster?

    What? Isabel Lucas? The hell you say.

  • Quatermain

    Based solely on the posters, it's Schwarzenegger time, followed closely by Dredd and Milla Jovovich killing zombies.

  • Laura

    I feel like I have seen all of these movie posters before.... like 10 years ago. I'll go with Seven Psychopaths.

    Also, is it me, or does everyone in the Red Dawn poster look about 14?

  • Ted Zancha

    Seven Psychopaths is the best. Period.

  • dizzylucy

    Seven Psychopaths is a pretty good poster. The rest of them are kind of generic or a bit weird (The Master, which I really want to see).
    If Runner Runner hadn't included the words "Justin Timberlake" I'd have been more interested.

  • ClaireB

    Nowhere in United State you have that system of a movie card where you pay a certain amount each month and you can see all the movie you want ?

  • Gina

    I've never encountered that in the US, but that would be a great idea, if it were adopted here....

  • llp

    This exists?

  • ClaireB

    In France it does.

  • Great, so you get all-you-can-watch movie passes AND good cheese and wine (among other perks)? We get all you can eat genetically modified food and expensive movies. I don't think this balances out.

  • ClaireB

    I seriously don't understand how movie tickets are so expensive for you, and i'm very sorry it is! All i can say for ourselves is that we all smell bad and us women have hairy armpits.

  • Katylalala

    They're that expensive because every time the studios and theaters raise the rates, people bitch about it but continue to go to the movies. The only way 'they' would ever even think about lowering prices would be if they had the worst quarter in their history specifically for ticket sales. And I'm not even sure that would work.

    In the last 5 years, I've gone to the theater to see a movie maybe twice a year. Before that I went a lot more, but it's just become too expensive considering that I have a 65 inch tv at home and a super comfy couch where I can enjoy the same movie without dealing with people in a crowded theater and uncomfortable seats. If it were less expensive or we had some kind of pass like you mention, I would definitely go more often.

  • ClaireB

    *movies , otherwise it's kind of pointless.

  • The Master is a pretty good poster. The rest of these aren't really doing much for me. Although for two movies trying to get the same audience and advertising the same thing with their artwork I think we can say Dredd is doing it right, while Resident Evil is doing it so very wrong.

  • The one with "Paul Thomas Anderson" in small print near the bottom of the poster. But I'd have to be ill or win the lotto before I'd pay $10 for any movie. To anyone from NYC or LA, sit on that next time you talk about "fly-over states." Potsy.

  • TheReinaG

    Uh, I like that 10 Years has some of the worst photoshopped copy/paste heads on the most prominent picture in the center there. Did they look hard for "random white dude with dark haired girl" before they shopped in young Charming Potato and maybe... Rosario Dawson?

  • valerie

    Seriously...who the hell does That to Rosario Dawson?

  • Katylalala

    My take on it is that, bad Photoshop aside, they're supposed to look kind of crappy. My guess is that Rosario Dawson's character was the kind of girl who is generically pretty in high school but doesn't really wear makeup or "do" her hair - the kind of girl who wears ratty jeans and t-shirts all the time and doesn't put much effort into her appearance. I bet part of her plot-line is that she got super hot when she grew up, and all her former classmates will be blown away that the "pretty but ordinary" girl because "the hot one".

    At least, that's what I hope. Because otherwise, making Rosario Dawson look that crappy should be classified as a crime against humanity.

  • Karl Kaefer

    Based on the posters alone, Seven Psychopaths and The Master.

  • Last Stand. Because I'd pay 10 dollars for the poster to be taken down.

  • Three-nineteen

    Did they change the plot of Red Dawn? Because the majority of the people on the poster look about 30 years old.

  • The Russians will look a little different in the remake too, I heard.

  • Puddin

    Ugh. The Walter Mitty one sucks. Ooh, clouds. Look how whimsical we are! Frolic with us! Screw you! I know you're a crappy Ben Stiller remake! Don't lie to me clouds! I shake my fist at you!

  • no one

    That exactly Puddin.

  • Even knowing that Ben Stiller was in it would give more information than this plain title on background of clouds. Very weak poster.

  • Wednesday

    I won't see Walter Mitty, but I'd gladly pay $10 to see "Don't Lie to Me Clouds!"

    I paid $7.50 to see "The Dark Knight Rises" on Saturday. It was in the theater that mostly shows Bollywood movies. Every time TDK got quiet, we could hear lots of exuberant Hindi singing from the other theaters.

  • Artemis

    Judging solely on the posters are not what I know of the movies or the people in them, I think On The Road is the only one that looks even kind of interesting.
    Serious question: is the latest Resident Evil movie fully/partially animated? If not, someone needs to fire the photoshopper of that poster and everyone who approved it.

  • PDamian

    On the posters alone, Seven Psycopaths and Skyfall. I like the 10 Years poster, but am simply not sold on Charming Taters. I enjoyed Magic Mike, but can't decide if that was because it was a good movie overall or because of Taters. The Runner Runner (or is it just Runner?) poster is awful, and Walter Mitty isn't much better. The rest are just meh.

  • TheOtherGreg

    People, I don't think the header/007 pic counts. That would be 11 posters.

  • Mr E.

    Have to go with 7 Psychopath and The Master. 7 Pshychopaths for the acting talent and hilarious premise. The Master for the mind numbing effect of the poster and how that ties into the film as well as the amazing cast and filmmakers involved.
    That being said, the Resident Evil poster is sporting some of the worst photoshopping I've ever seen for a large-budget film. That is just embarassing and the filmmakers should know that people do notice this and it does have a negative effect on their perception when deciding whether to attend or not.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'm in for 007 Psychopaths. Even if Photoshop is giving Craig a bit of a Potato vibe in the Skyfall poster.

  • Arran

    I'd say The Master, but I've already seen it.

    That's right, I've seen The Master. WHO WANTS TO TOUCH ME.

  • Maguita NYC

    SPILL!!
    Read a few reviews already, and they are all a-glowing.

    If you give a bit, we will in return touch a bit.

  • Arran

    Honestly, I'd like to see it again because I was actually pretty tired and it's quite a strange movie. (Also, the theatre's seating was such that if the person sitting in front of you wasn't a midget, your view was almost certainly going to be slightly obscured.) I did like it, I'll say that much. But I'll need to see it again to decide where it falls in PTA's filmography. My immediate impression is that it's not as good as There Will Be Blood. Great performances and score, as you'd expect.

    One thing I'll say for sure is that it is 100 PERCENT based on L Ron Hubbard and Scientology, but it's clearly not meant as a poison-pen letter to the church. (Not that it's pro-Scientology either.) It's about L Ron/Scientology as much as Boogie Nights was about John Holmes - it's the basis of the movie, but not really the point of the movie.

  • Maguita NYC

    Thank you! I really cannot wait for October to be here already.
    Heard that Phoenix the great is back. His performance makes you forget that hairy unwashed douchebag who quit acting for rapping.

    As for the LRH perspective, this could be anyone who had started a sect: whether it was in Upstate New York, or down the river in Louisiana, they all start out as well-meaning "saviors of humanity". The road to good intentions and such...

  • Arran

    Phoenix is certainly something to see. It's one of those performances where you end up not even sure if it was "good", but it's sure as hell SOMETHING. He's like an animal. Fascinating to watch.

    'Tis true that they could have based the sect thing on anyone; I'm guessing L Ron was simply the best known. But there's certainly a lot of Scientology-specific references in it.

  • AngelenoEwok

    You don't want to know my answer. Ugh. I'm going to go get another cup of coffee to drown my shame. I can barely stand myself right now.

  • Groundloop

    Based only on the posters, Seven Psychopaths, even though the tagline is horrible. Tom Waits with a bunny rabbit people!

  • TheOtherGreg

    10 Years because: Aubrey Plaza. Okay, and the spud.

  • BrassCupcake

    Based only on the posters, I have to go with Skyfall....Because it's James Effing Bond. I am going to see the 7 Psychopaths but not because of this terribly generic poster.

  • greenblue

    Two words...Sam Rockwell.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Are you kidding me? Seven Psychopaths is the one. Based on the posters.

    But more importantly, where are you seeing movies for $10?

  • Gina

    My theater charges $8.50, more for 3D, less for matinees.

    In the next county there's a theater that only charges $4, but it's a small town and they only have one screen and one movie at a time.

  • Margrete

    Whaa?! When I saw The Dark Knight Rises it cost me $20. Then again I don't live in America.

  • lowercase_ryan

    so you're saying it's worth it?

  • Out here in the corn fields, we pay $6.50 for matinees. $7.50 regular shows. More for 3-D, but I can't watch that, so I don't know how much more. Flip side? We live in the friggin' corn fields.

  • kirbyjay

    Do you have children?

  • Jamie Nielsen Deiss

    We have a $3 movie theater that shows first-run movies. It's a major attraction around here. Of course, the trade off is this is Wisconsin; so there's not a whole lot else to do here, unless you really like your cousins. Or cow tipping.

  • Puddin

    Aww, dont knock Wisconsin. You're the only state who knows how to do brats right.

  • sean

    Just paid $4.50 for a matinee. It is 9.50 for night time.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Seriously. Stupid NYC.

  • TheReinaG

    Where I live we don't pay close to $10 for a movie. Hell, I think when I went to go see Avengers 3D (The non 3D version was sold out) it wasn't even ten. God bless College Station, TX. (Words that I would never say for anything other than cheap cost of living)

  • Gigi

    The Master has Phillip Seymour Hoffman, he is one of my top ten favorite actors of the last two decades. Word.

  • Gigi

    I'm maybe watching two of them when they come out on Netflix instant watching. 10 Years and Seven Psychopaths it is then.

  • BobbFrapples

    Seven Psychopaths.

  • Forbiddendonut

    Seven Psychopaths. Most definitely.

  • Blake

    Seven Psychopaths and Skyfall...
    $10? Not here in Canada.
    $12.75 Regular Admission
    $15.75 for 3D

  • TheOtherGreg

    10.50 to see Bourne Legacy at the nearest multiplex, and I'm in Canada.

  • dmm

    $8.75 here - I'm in Canada too

  • rumcove

    7 psychopaths is the only one.

  • 10 Years. The names of the cast members on the stickers won me over.

    I love how they had to put Chris Hemsworth in the front in the "Red Dawn" poster so you wouldn't see him next to Josh Hutcherson and realize just how tiny Hutcherson is.

  • Katylalala

    I've only ever seen Hutcherson in The Hunger Games, so I can only see him as small, unsure Peeta. And since Liam Hemsworth so resembles his brother, my first thought was "Why are Gale and Peeta hanging out?"

    I agree about 10 years - the cast intrigues me and I think it has the potential to be interesting. I want to see a trailer before I really commit to that though.

  • Heck, I think Adrienne Palicki is taller than JH...

  • MrsAtaxxia

    I remember reading somewhere that Adrienne Palicki is like 5'10" or 5'11" soooo a LOT taller than JH. She might almost make Hemmsworth look like a human and not a giant.

  • yocean

    7 psychopaths and maybe 10 years. What is up with all the boring posters tho?

  • Rocabarra

    Um, only one of those posters has the names Christopher Walken AND Tom Waits. I don't care what it's about (that doesn't matter), I'm going with Seven Psychopaths.

  • TheMudshark

    Never heard of that movie until now and can´t wait to see it.

  • cinemaniac

    Based only on the posters: Seven Psychopaths. The rest of the posters are pretty terrible.
    Red Dawn looks particularly photoshopped and manages to make Adrianne Palicki look unappealing, and the WTF is Runner, Runner?

  • AudioSuede

    Based on posters alone, I'm a little ashamed to admit that Schwarzenegger poster is kinda badass.

    But I'm going to say The Master, because I wouldn't forgive myself otherwise.

  • cinemaniac

    I can't wait to see The Master, but the poster is terrible. Is it told from the perspective of a fly?

  • Maguita NYC

    There are already reviews out there. A surprise viewing in Chicago I believe was presented last week.

    The reviews are beyond glowing, and I cannot wait to see it. Got my heartbeat speeding just reading some of them.

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