What If 2015 Oscar-Nominated Films Told the Truth?

Oscar nominations were recently announced, but if you haven't seen the films that are up for the awards, there's no need to worry. A London-based movie website called The Shiznit created a series of a posters that'll tell you what you can expect from each film. At first glance they resemble the look and feel of the original poster, but The Shiznit changed the title and other details such as the tagline and reviews. These new additions reflect the essence of the movie, or as they put it, “tell the truth.”

Their changes are often amusing. The movie Boyhood, which was shot with the same actors over a span of 12 years, is retitled to Puberty Timelapse. Likewise, Foxcatcher, a film about wrestling, is now called Wrestle Mania and Wes Anderson's bespoke The Grand Budapest Hotel is suddenly The Hipster Travelodge. If you haven't seen the movies, then these might've been your initial impressions. And, even if you have watched them, you might still agree with The Shiznit!

Above: Boyhood

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


The Grand Budapest Hotel

American Sniper





The Imitation Game

The Shiznit website
via [Imgur]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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