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May 21, 2014 10:15 PM   Subscribe

Anonymous Redditor ’Your Post As A Movie“ takes photo comments that members post, and Photoshops them into spot-on fake movie posters. Here's his/her prolific output from the last 6 months. (the first link is the original photo, the second one, is the poster, which is often created right after the post goes up)

Reddit has MANY other interesting Novelty Accounts. Here are a few:

Why Not Barbershop
(NOT)-Shitty Watercolour
Poem for your sprog
animates everything
Related Short Story
00110010
I Lase You
(Here's an old list)
posted by growabrain (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm partial to Please Respect Tables
posted by Going To Maine at 10:57 PM on May 21 [5 favorites]


That guy never backs down!
posted by aydeejones at 11:30 PM on May 21


These are great, thanks!
posted by dontjumplarry at 11:57 PM on May 21


Anonymous Redditor ’Your Post As A Movie“ takes photo comments that members post

A someone who reads Reddit, that wording is totally confusing to me. It's not photo comments that Your_Post_As_A_Movie turns into posters, but posts. Image or album posts.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 11:59 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]


Huh, it's kind of cool to see how much shitty_watercolour has improved over time. The last time I saw one of their comments, the watercolor was actually quite shitty.
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 12:16 AM on May 22


Poorly Timed Gimli was also pretty good, though he appears to have stopped offering his axe to anybody.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:25 AM on May 22


Some of the titles and taglines are random or just nonsensical, but that kind of adds to the fun of it. "Your Post As A Movie" definitely has a good eye, some design chops, and a thorough familiarity with the conventions of movie poster design, but I'm just as impressed by the speedy made-to-orderness of it all.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 12:34 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


I had to stop looking at these cos I was getting pouty about them not being actual movies. YES ! I want a spacemovie with Michael Fassbender and Gillian Andersson.
posted by Iteki at 12:55 AM on May 22


Great posters. My favorite reddit novelty account is rambles_off_topic.
posted by salvia at 12:58 AM on May 22 [5 favorites]


I would totally watch a movie that had Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, and Patrick Stewart headlining it.
posted by ZaneJ. at 2:38 AM on May 22


yeah, some of these are crying out to be made. The Redditor has done an excellent job of coming up with ideas to match the posts they are using as source material.
posted by marienbad at 4:01 AM on May 22


I really want to see Soul Rider with Liam Neeson, Jude Law and Ewan McGregor more than I want to see anything that is actually out right now.
posted by billiebee at 5:37 AM on May 22


I would totally watch a movie that had Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, and Patrick Stewart headlining it.

I saw that fakey-fake poster as well and as soon as I saw the first two names, I surmised the director's name.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:22 AM on May 22


A someone who reads Reddit, that wording is totally confusing to me. It's not photo comments that Your_Post_As_A_Movie turns into posters, but posts. Image or album posts.

There is a lot of scope for ambiguity in a post about someone who turns posters' posts into posters. It reminds me of poorly-written news story from Toronto from last year -- part of the ongoing Rob Ford drama -- when city councilors were moving to strip the mayor of most of his powers and he was (as always) threatening to sue; some of the members of city council were also checking with lawyers to see if this was a credible threat. Of course, not all journalists are entirely clear in their word choices and a story which contained repeated uses of the terms council, councilors, counsel and counselors was murky to say the least.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:30 AM on May 22 [3 favorites]


If you are using Firefox and don't have the Thumbnail Zoom plus extension installed, you should do that. The extension shows the full image when you simply hover over any link to an image. This allows for rapid consumption of fake movie posters, which is great because they are candy.

I love the repetitive use of certain actors for particular movies: Mark Wahlberg or Liam Neeson for anything that involves a violent loner. Chiwetel Ejiofor for anything that involves multi-ethnic casting or is a modern British movie about anything. Harrison Ford or Bill Murray as a big name throw-in. Very nicely done.
posted by mcstayinskool at 7:48 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


Saw this one.
Thought "this will involve Seth Rogen."
Was not disappointed.
posted by phunniemee at 7:48 AM on May 22


I had fun seeing the website names for each movie.
posted by Atreides at 8:13 AM on May 22


I love the repetitive use of certain actors for particular movies

I love the references sie makes with the actor choices.
posted by Jpfed at 8:41 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


WHO GIVES A FUCK

You're going to buy tickets anyway
posted by kagredon at 11:08 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


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