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'Saving Mr. Banks' poster: Mary Poppins casts a long shadow

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And, evidently, so does Mickey Mouse.

This new poster for Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks literally illustrates the film’s central conflict: the struggle between Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), who was firmly against the notion of turning her masterpiece into a feature film, and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), who spent years trying to persuade her to change her mind. Spoiler alert: Disney won.

(Extra spoiler alert: Travers despised the Disney version of Poppins, especially its original songs and animated sequences; she agreed to let Cameron Mackintosh adapt it into a stage musical only if he promised to allow only English-born writers onto its creative team.)

The film premieres in limited release Dec. 13 and in wide release Dec. 20. Check out the trailer below.

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'Vampire Academy' movie motion poster: What does it mean?

Fans finally have a little something to sink their teeth into, a new motion poster to promote next year’s Vampire Academy movie. But the poster takes an untraditional twist on typical movie promotional art by using a cryptic animation element.

“The poster’s brilliant. That bold, striking art will grab newcomers’ attention, but is also laced with secrets and symbols that those who know the story will immediately recognize. I love that it’s so clean and simple at first glance but still gives a nod to all the complexities built into the book,” author Richelle Mead told EW in an exclusive statement. READ FULL STORY

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' poster and director David Lowery on Rooney Mara, violence, and indies

It’s Texas sometime in the 1970s and Ruth Guthrie and Bob Muldoon are in love. But in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the passionate, earnest couple cannot stay together. There’s a confrontation with the police, and Bob (Casey Affleck) ends up in prison, while Ruth (Rooney Mara) raises their daughter alone. But Ruth’s quiet life is upended when she gets word that Bob has escaped from prison.

With Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on Aug. 16 (and VOD on Aug. 23), director David Lowery crafts a tightly constructed, lyrical portrait of people tied together by love, tragic circumstance, and obligation. And even though there are guns, wounds, threats, and betrayals, Lowery has somehow managed to make nearly every character empathetic. EW spoke with Lowery about the film, his love of Robert Altman, his use of violence in the film, and the state of independent movies. Take a look after the break. WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS.

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'Lovelace': Amanda Seyfried porn poster flaunts innocent look -- EXCLUSIVE

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Here is the PG-rated poster for an R-rated film about an X-rated actress.

Until now most of the promo materials for the true-life pornstar drama Lovelace has focused on the sultry or seductive. A pair of tantalizingly crossed legs, and star Amanda Seyfried in a come-hither pose.

But this latest poster for the for them film takes a surprising turn toward the innocent.

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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' teaser poster reveals battered shield

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Looks like some of the luster has worn off.

Marvel Studios revealed a new teaser poster for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a battered and scratched image of the hero’s iconic red, white, and blue shield.

Think of it as a metaphor for the star-spangled hero’s own psyche.

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'Oldboy' poster: Signed, sealed and delivered by Josh Brolin

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The logo for Josh Brolin’s new film Oldboy is written in the actor’s own handwriting, inspired by his character in the film, who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years and spends years writing letters to his daughter.

He is suddenly released, which inspires him to find out the reason for his imprisonment — and results in the discovery of a tangled web of conspiracy.

Oldboy also stars Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley. Directed by Spike Lee, the film will be released October 25.

James Franco in 'As I Lay Dying' -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER

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As I Lay Dying has never been adapted for the screen before. William Faulkner’s 1930 classic is an especially complicated tale, alternating between dozens of points of view, while telling the story of a family’s journey to bury the matriarch. It was a bold decision for James Franco to take on the task.

Despite his forays into experimental art, academia, and short stories, Franco is still best known for his acting work. For As I Lay Dying, Franco not only wrote the screenplay, he also directed the film and stars as Darl Bundren. Though he’s often scrutinized for taking on too many ambitious projects, Franco has been appropriately thoughtful and introspective about the monumental task of adapting a literary classic. In an interview in January 2011, long before filming began, Franco told EW:

“You want to capture the tone, but you can’t work in exactly the same way … I don’t believe it’ll feel the same if you divide it as rigidly as the book, like titles that say ‘Cash’ and then you’re with Cash. You can slip into the characters’ heads and give them their inner voice for a while, but it has to be more fluid because movies just work differently than books. Movies, in some ways because they deal in images, are more concrete. I want to be loyal to the book — my approach is to always be loyal in a lot a ways — but in order to be loyal I will have to change some things for the movie.”

Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) also star. Check out the As I Lay Dying trailer after the jump.
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See the 'Thanks for Sharing' poster with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo

We’re addicted to stories about sex addiction.

The ailment gets the romantic dramedy treatment in Stuart Blumberg’s directorial debut Thanks for Sharing, a multi-character story about three sex addicts in therapy and their attempts to live in the world. Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo lead the ensemble cast as Phoebe and Adam, a new couple just trying to make things work in spite of Adam’s addiction.

Josh Gad and Pink also feature heavily in the film as a pair of addicts who seem to find solace and comfort in each other’s company. Co-written by Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) and Matt Winston, the film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and co-stars Tim Robbins, Joely Richardson, and Patrick Fugit.

The trailer teased a bittersweet tone reminiscent of The Kids Are All Right, but, how do you make a poster about such a complicated, and seemingly R-rated subject matter? Take a look after the jump and let us know what you think.

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'The Heat' gets a killer Mondo poster -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Now this is how you bring The Heat. (As opposed to this. Good grief.) This morning, Mondo revealed exclusively to EW their righteous treatment of the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy. The collectible poster will be available for free while supplies last at Alamo Drafthouse theaters nationwide at 10 p.m. opening-night showtimes on June 27. Get there.

“I am a huge fan of the work Mondo does, so I was really pushing for them to do a poster for The Heat,” director Paul Feig said in a statement. “When they sent me their take I cracked up, as they really nailed it.”

“Everything Paul Feig touches is amazing, so were incredibly excited when he reached out to us and asked us if we wanted to do a poster for The Heat. After watching an early screening of it, we were sold on the movie’s hilarity and this poster is a direct result,” said Mondo creative director Justin Ishmael.

There is much to love here, from artist Tom “The Dude Designs” Hodge’s use of Beverly Hills Cop/Flashdance paint blaze font, to that cat reaching out for a big attack hug, to a teensy bespectacled Feig as a SWAT team member. (Though is it odd that the actors’ names are over the wrong heads?) The poster succeeds in making The Heat look equal parts retro ridiculous and high-stakes action fireball fun. I’ll even get behind that terrifically meaningless tagline: “Action’s never been so hot!” READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in 'Prince Avalanche' -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER

There’s nothing like spending a summer painting road lines on a desolate Texas road to really get to know someone. In Prince Avalanche, Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch) do just that. It’s the summer of 1988 and the mismatched pair are on the job out in the middle of nowhere for the duration.

Directed by David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was adapted from the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way. Though Green started his career making lyrical odes to the overlooked classes and places with films like George Washington and All the Real Girls, more recently, Green has found success (and failure) with star-studded broad comedies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness. Based on the trailers and early reviews, Prince Avalanche promises both poignancy and comedy and seems to be an amalgam of Green’s diverse tastes.

Click below to take a look at the new poster for the film, which opens in theaters and VOD on August 9.

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