Tag Archives: Poster

PPH presents White Men Can’t Jump | Here’s the poster!

Now just a shade over two weeks away, our screening of Ron Shelton’s classic comedy White Men Can’t Jump at the Clapham Picturehouse is starting to cause some serious excitement around these parts. Join us on Thursday December 6 for the big event.

You can – and absolutely should – book tickets by following this link. Our last event (a screening of Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest) was a complete sell-out, so book now to avoid disappointment.

If you’re on Facebook, you can also use our event page to tell us you’re coming. Spread the word!

Here’s a running order:

7.30 Join us in the bar for drinks, free pizza and snacks, soundtracked by classic 90s hip-hop and soul

8.30 Introduction and prize giveaway

8.45 White Men Can’t Jump starts

To further whet your appetite, we’re delighted to unveil the event poster, designed by the incredibly talented Piccia Neri.

Permanent Plastic Helmet presents Do The Right Thing | Update – here’s the poster!

We’re starting to get very excited about our special summer screening of Spike Lee’s classic joint Do The Right Thing at South London’s lovely Clapham Picturehouse cinema on Thursday 5 July. You can book tickets by following this link.

If you’re on Facebook, you can also use our event page to tell us you’re coming. Spread the word!

Here’s a running order:

7.30 Join us in the bar for drinks, soundtracked by classic 80s hip-hop and soul

8.45 Intro and prize giveaway

9.00 Do The Right Thing starts

And here is the beautiful poster, designed by the outrageously talented Piccia Neri.

See you on the 5th.

It might be more palatable than Naked Jungle…

A short while ago on PPH, we brought you the news that, at last, rollerskating’s Cliff Richard was to star in a ribald sex comedy with Danny Dyer. We thanked our lucky stars, and dared not dream it could get any better for the British film industry which, according to the Guardian, is experiencing a golden age.

In its article, the Guardian failed to mention Run For Your Wife. But its oversights didn’t end there. It also somehow neglected to cite the upcoming Kill Keith, which (as a number of publications have already revealed, I’m sure) features TV personality and erstwhile Naked Jungle host Keith Chegwin embarking on a murderous rampage as he tries to kill off celebrities such as Tony Blackburn, Joe Pasquale and Vanessa Feltz.

The truth is, I have to go out now, and I’ve already stretched this item as far as it can go. So I’ll leave you with the film’s QT-aping poster and its marvellously unattributed poster quote.

Shit just got real:

Permanent Plastic Helmet’s inaugural poster quote

Permanent Plastic Helmet is pretty chuffed to be quoted on the poster for Menelik Shabazz’ brilliant documentary The Story of Lovers Rock, which opens in selected cinemas on Friday 30 September. Visit the film’s official website for full details of where the film is showing. 

Bizarre 80s poster of the day – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Penny Marshall, 1986)

The oversized toothbrush! The penguin shoes! The oddly-positioned silhouettes! They don’t make ’em like this anymore, for good reason. I have seen this film, but not for about 15 years, and the only thing I remember about it is the moment when Whoopi Goldberg bites a man’s penis. I’m happy for my memory of the film to stay that way.

When a film poster simply doesn’t trust you to work it out for yourself…

“What if they don’t get that he goes to jail, Bob? And what if they think he’s guilty?”

“Well let’s superimpose his massive, furious, floating, rouged face in front of a prison. But lets make sure we make him fade away like a ghost at his chest, revealing an oddly placed snapshot of him in better times, with slightly neater hair, with a woman that looks a bit like Glenn Close, next to the words AN INNOCENT MAN in red. But then lets also write basically the whole plot in four neatly expository sentences just under to the left of his moustache. We can’t lose.”

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I came very late to this particular party, but just in case you haven’t seen it…

…here is the original poster for the new Yogi Bear movie (starring, brilliantly, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake), which appears to have been wrestled from the psyche of Bret Easton Ellis at his most addled. An unsettling combination of glassy-eyed cuddly animals, truly irresponsible positioning and grotesque double-entendre leads one to question who could possibly have commissioned it in the first place. It has since been replaced with a less troubling version, thank God. *

[*writer too tired to think up pun involving the word Boo-Boo]

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Continuing the theme of Spike Lee and posters…

How did it take me this long to put two and two together? Two of my favourite movie posters and a case of divine inspiration…

The arresting, bullet-hole ridden theatrical poster for Spike Lee's Clockers (1996)

Saul Bass' masterful effort for Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder (1959)