Amy’s Ten Highlights of 2010 Movie Posters

9. The Living Wake

According to IMDb, The Living Wake is listed as 2007, but it opened May 16th 2010. I have no idea what the film is about, but when seeing this poster, it immediately grabbed my attention. It’s the hand written title, as if using a simple ballpoint pen on a napkin, with the running ink and the smudges. It would work well to set itself apart from the generic movie posters at multiplexes.

8. Prince of Broadway

Listed as a 2008 production on IMDb, Prince of Broadway opened on September 3rd 2010. The poster gives you the sense of the visual style of this drama about two men and their lives in the New York wholesale fashion district. And please, that bling on the little kid is a total WIN.

7. Thunder Soul

Ahh Afros, the 70s, and the music. Just with a simple illustration, the poster, by Concept Arts,  is able to convey all of this, making it stand out in a crowded multiplex. Thunder Soul is a documentary about teacher Conrad Johnson who turned a school’s jazz band into a funk powerhouse. Now after 35 years, the students give back.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

8 Responses

  1. Joelburman says:

    I like the one for the athlete!

    • Amy says:

      I love those too, it's so rare that a docu gets to do a set of posters! Mainly because the producers go on and tell you they don't have a budget. I wonder if the designers did all those posters for the price of one poster… or if they had a complete budget they could use for them…

      Definitely wanna catch a copy of Athlete and Prince of Broadway.

  2. I liked some of the unused UK poster ideas for I AM LOVE. Especially the last one:

    • Amy says:

      Love that one too… but they strike me more as wallpaper formats instead of posters. Whatever I could think of I Am Love, it had beautiful shots, and lovely soundtrack xD going with all that melodrama.

      • Do you mean the literal shape of the posters? That's standard in the UK.

        I really liked I AM LOVE. I think if I saw it again it could make my Top 10. Maybe I should sit down and watch it one more time just for that reason. I don't know though. I"m kind of tired of thinking about my Top 10. I should just do it and get it over with.

        • Amy says:

          Oh, really? wasn't aware that posters in the UK were that format.

          I've been postponing my Top10 too… I keep thinking I'm missing films xD but no way I'm going to watch all that I'm missing in these two days… I feel like I've seen too many not-so-good films this year. xD

          • Yes, I don't know if all posters in the UK are "quads" like that, but it is pretty routine.

            I finally just gave in and hammered out my top 10. There are many movies I missed, but whatever. You can't see everything. 160 movies is a relatively good sample I think.

            I'll probably post it tomorrow being the 31st and all.

  3. cynthia says:

    Great selection! I really love number 1, 2, 5 and 7. Gorgeous list.

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