Comedian Norm Macdonald once aptly described this Sylvester Stallone flick as one that “combined the emotional intensity of a child custody hearing with… arm wrestling!” Now, with that said, this is easily the best film I have ever seen that involves a man who uses arm wresting to reconnect with his son. The laugh fest that is Over the Top clearly cemented Stallone’s reputation for “flogging a dead horse” with plot and characters, right down to the down-on-his-luck everyman that must rise to the occasion and face off against the seemingly unstoppable challenger to achieve ultimate moral and literal victory. And hey, with lines like, “When I get to the table, that person, I don’t care who they are, they’re my mortal enemy. I hate them…” it’s damn near impossible not to like this film’s childishness.
Here’s an exclusive, first look at two posters for the movie Miral. It’s directed by Julian Schnabel, the man behind the camera on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, this time telling the story of four women caught in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948. Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) stars as seventeen-year-old Miral, assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for an activist and finds herself in the middle of a moral dilemma.
This is clearly, pretty heavy stuff, and the posters are appropriately dramatic. Click on the one sheets below to get the high-res version.
Miral opens in New York and LA on March 25th. For more detailed info on the film, visit its page in our Blend Film Database.