In the pre-Internet era, movie posters served a much more important purpose: For an unplugged audience that wasn't following each movie from its inception to final picture lock, those posters were essentially the sole announcement of the films that were on the way. Now, online hype and pervasive TV advertising can make modern-day movie posters feel like an afterthought, but that doesn't mean studios can go slacking — after all, a college kid still needs something to paper his dorm walls with. With that in mind, and with 2010 drawing to a close, Vulture has picked out five of the most clever and beautiful one-sheets released this year, and five that surely should have gone back to the drawing board.
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