Archive for March, 2011

New Feature Added to PosterHero.com!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2011 by posterhero

Hey All, Just want to let everyone know that we here at PosterHero.com have added a new payment feature to our site.  We have added an Amazon Checkout payment option  so that you can now place your orders using your Amazon.com account.  We want to make your buying experience on our site as easy as possible so let us now what you think about this new feature. Like it, hate it, problems using it or whatever.

An evening with Kevin Smith and Red State

Posted in What's New with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by posterhero

On Saturday I had the pleasure of making the trek to Radio City Music Hall to see the premiere of Kevin Smith’s upcoming film “Red State” (It will be in theaters Oct. 19th, 2011) along with the Q & A session following the show. It was the first show of the Red State Tour that Kevin & Company are taking on the road to promote the movie and build a word of mouth / viral marketing campaign in lieu of the traditional advertising campaigns that most films follow these days.  (For more info on the Red State Tour click here).  Below are just some of my thoughts on the film.

Full Disclosure: I have been a fan of Smith’s work since he burst onto the film scene with “Clerks” back in 1994. Being a kid from Jersey and being a product of Generation X, Smith’s prose resonated with me in a deeply personal and profound way. I’ve seen all of Kevin’s films (liking most of them) and I’ve seen him on his Q & A tours when he comes to the Philly or Jersey area.  I follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. So like I said, I am a fan (obviously) of his work and I tend to view his work through the eyes of a fan and not of a film critic. Also, this post is NOT a spoiler and really not even a deep review of the movie since that would require me releasing info that could spoil the film and let’s be honest, I am not a professional film critic so my opinion is to be taken with a grain of salt.

Now, with that out of the way.

Red State the Father

“Red State” is nothing like any Kevin Smith movie that you have ever seen before. Period. The Fat Kid from Jersey has grown up.  What Smith has created with “Red State” is a darkly satirical horror / thriller that captivates you with its jarring editing and lack of musical score. It’s loaded with blood splatter, machine gun fire and great dialogue between the characters (which is a Smith trademark). Smith takes you on a roller coaster ride throughout the movie and once you think you know what’s going to happen he throws you through a loop and the film ends with such a great little twist that M. Night Shyamalan should take some notes. Smith also gets a fantastic performance from Michael Parks as “The Father” Abin Cooper (see the teaser poster to the left).  Parks drops the hammer in this role! He makes Cooper a loathsome hatemonger while simultaneously showing you the charisma and power of rhetoric that this character must posses in order to manipulate his flock.

“Red State” may be Smith’s best work since the original “Clerks”. It is an original story wrapped in a usually played our genre that goes nowhere you’d expect it to.  I highly recommend that everyone go see it when it hits the theaters. It will be well worth it.