New poster for Robert Zemeckis' "Allied" is a beauty


There aren't many films left for critics in 2016. I have seen everything that can been seen at the moment. There is now just a "shortlist" of what's left with potential. The following have NOT been screened for critics as of today: Martin Scorsese's "Silence," "Stephen Gaghan's "Gold," Ben Affleck's "Live By Night," Denzel Washington's "Fences" and  "Robert Zemeckis' "Allied." The latter just released a new poster and it looks like a beauty. I emailed a friend about it who responded "What are you TALKING about?  It's supposed to be a WWII espionage and assassins drama, and the poster makes it look like a glitzy, swoony scene from "High Society." I guess I'm a sucker for highly stylized posters that have nothing to do with the actual plot.

















In case you don't know the 1956 Grace Kelly/Frank Sinatra musical "High Society," with one look at the image above he does raise a good point, but obviously there are darker tones to the "Allied" poster and I personally find there is real mystery and even some gloom lurking around its edges. The film comes out on November 23rd.

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