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Forget The Hobbit, Anna Karenina, Pacific Rim and all those other tiny indie flicks. The best movie poster this week was an easy one to pick. 

Well, I say that. It was actually very close. On the one hand, there's the gorgeous Sam Gilbey hand-drawn poster for the lovely Electrick Children, which is out in UK cinemas on Friday. On the other hand, there's the poster I drew myself at the Den of Geek film quiz last week (with the not-quite-as-talented-but-medically-defined-as-special Seph Bradfield and Alex Clements).

The movie poster in question? 50 Shades of Grey.

Yes, the porn low-brow literary sensation that has swept the (incredibly filthy-minded) nation by E. L. James is now being made into a movie. You will have seen the reports about it. The fact that it's being produced by The Social Network's team of Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti. The description of it by Universal as "a complex love story, requiring a delicate and sophisticated hand". Channing Tatum saying that he wants to star in it with his wife.

But none of that compared to the news that we have an exclusive 50 Shades of Grey film poster right here. Before you ask, no, I haven't read the books. And to answer your other question: of COURSE it features Liam Neeson. And a very disturbing tagline.


50 Shades of Grey movie poster

Sorry Sam Gilbey, but your gorgeous, sexy, amazing Electrick Children poster just can't compete with Liam Neeson punching a naked wolf. Read on to see the runner-up in full. 

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Electrick Children, Rebecca Thomas

(Photo via Electrick Children Facebook page)


What was the first song you ever listened to? Did it make you pregnant? That’s what happens to young Mormon girl Rachel (Julia Garner) in Electrick Children. Her family in shock, she runs away from the fundamentalist Utah commune and into Las Vegas, followed by her brother, Mr. Wills (Liam Aiken), to find the father of her magical foetus. There she meets teenage loser Clyde (Rory Culkin).

Fused with an honest love of music and faith, it’s a beautiful piece of magic realism from debut director Rebecca Thomas.

How much of it is based on her own childhood as a Mormon? Does music really have the ability to knock you up? And what does all of this have to do with Billy Zane? The talented and lovely Becca sits down and tells me about mermaids, Mormons and the powerful playlist she has hidden away on her iPod…

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Julia Gardner, Electrick Children

Director: Rebecca Thomas
Cast: Julia Gardner, Rory Culkin, Billy Zane
Certificate: 15

"Pregnant from rock and roll?" That’s the question asked of Rachel by her incredulous mother. The 15 year old’s answer is simple. "It’s a miracle." And she really believes it: that a tiny blue cassette tape that she found in the basement knocked her up through the combined power of God and rock and/or roll. That subtle balance of naivety and nonsense is what gives Electrick Children such a spark.

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Mormons. Bicycles. Sunglasses. Rory Culkin. What's not to love about the Electrick Children poster?


Electrick Children poster 


Rebecca Thomas' coming of age flick is out in UK cinemas on Friday 13th July. Head this way for the Electrick Children UK trailer.



If you don't want to see Billy Zane as Mormon, look away now.

But seriously, watch the Electrick Children UK trailer.



Rebecca Thomas' coming-of-age tale, about cassette tapes, babies and the power of rock music, stars Julia Garner and Rory Culkin. It's out in UK cinemas on Friday 27th July.


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