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'Drive,' 'Tree of Life' and the year in movie posters

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Sean P. Diddy CombsNo, that image above is not a real Larry Crowne poster. But don’t you wish it were? The Hollywood Movie Poster has been on life support for a few decades now. Criterion Collection DVD covers are more creative. Amateur practitioners like Mondo have crossed over into the mainstream. And it turns out that freaking Poland makes better movie posters than we do. By comparison, the typical Hollywood poster can’t help but look bland…which makes it all the more impressive when something sticks out from the pack. In the video below, I round up the two best and two worst posters of the year. (Click here for more of our favorites, and click here for more of our least favorites.) Hint: Larry Crowne is not one of the best.

Bonus points to the first person who can post the original English title of the movie poster behind my left shoulder.

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