I used to love movie posters. I used to buy them, steal them, and collect them. I would proudly frame them and hang them from my wall. And then I moved out of my college dorm and started putting up adult art in my rooms (totally not true: I have a Dark Knight poster hanging up right next to me — scares the bejesus out of Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate).
Anyway, if I were still collecting movie posters, I’d have no interest at all in owning either of these two.
The first is for Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol, another of those movies where Zemeckis goes out of his way to use his ugly-ass 3-D computer animation method. In the movie, Jim Carrey plays Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, in case you find yourself lacking Jim Carrey in your life. Meanwhile, Gary Oldman plays Bob Cratchit, Marley, and Tiny Tim. Robin Wright Penn plays the love interest, and Cary Elwes plays the Ghost of Dread Pirate Roberts.
Here’s the poster:
The other movie poster is for The Expendables. It’s that movie about mercenaries that hasn’t even finished filming yet, but we’ve already mentioned it on this site 89 times. It stars Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Steven Austin and, of course, Charisma Carpenter.
Here’s the movie poster: