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The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 10:22AM

There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.

10. Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko in "Seven Psychopaths"
Our theory about these two is that the sole actresses in Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" were worried that friends and families might pop out for a toilet break during the film and miss their brief, thinly-written characters entirely (combined screen time: about seven minutes). So they asked to be on posters, complete with condescending taglines! (Though in fairness, "passive-aggressive girlfriend" is about the entirety of Cornish's character).

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This article is related to: Features, Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Argo, Gangster Squad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie

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