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Well, maybe not "better," but perhaps ... more inspired?
The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. The name "Ghana" means "Warrior King," though we think "Artist King" is more like it, judging from all the bootleg posters that local illustrators provide when official studio one-sheets are hard to come by.
The posters are often both hilarious and stunningly imaginative, showcasing the artist's usually rather bizarre individual interpretation of a particular film. Really, we think we might need to watch movies like "Planet Terror" and maybe even "Catwoman" (shudder to think!) again, 'cause these drawings cast the films in a whole new light.
Check out some examples below, and head over to Twisted Sifter for oh so many more. Really, you'll want more than one for your own bedroom or office wall.
Turn down the record player, some of us are trying to look pensive and glamorous while posing for close-up portraits!
Such demands can mean only one thing: The character posters for Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" have arrived, six in all. Now we can see, frozen, what may have been marred by anachronistic rap beats and Luhrmann's patented squirrel-on-crack editing style in the previously released trailers for the film. Could Jay-Z's beats' presence have clouded exactly how blue Leo's eyes are? Maybe.
"Gatsby" is due in theaters in 3D and 2D on May 10, so until then, you can just find us staring unblinkingly at these posters, Dr. T.J. Eckleburg style. Get More »
You know what movie we haven't thought about in a while? "Little Miss Sunshine," the indie darling-turned-commercial fave that made us fall in love with Abigail Breslin and see Steve Carell go semi-dark. Nevertheless, that film's poster remains a remarkably memorable one, replete with a simple sans serif font laid against a mustard background and a zany action sequence in the bottom third.
Blogger Cap'n Carrot has given the poster a retro spin, trading out Breslin, Carell, Colette, Kinnear, and Arkin for Skywalker, Leil, Han Solo, and friends. Yup, it's a "Star Wars" version of the "Little Miss Sunshine" poster, or, as we prefer to now call it, "Little Miss Star Wars."
The real question here, though: which one's in the pageant? Our money's on C3PO.
Font nerds and Disney buffs, have we got a treat for you. Vermont-based design studio Untreed Studios has heard your jungle cries — or should we say roars -- and made fancy, highbrow-typography posters based "The Lion King." Designed with different characters, drawn as filled out by their iconic quotes -- and, yes, "Hakuna Matata" makes the cut — Simba, Mustafa, and even Rafiki take their sage wisdom and timeless charm to a whole new level. Get More »
The first line spring fashions are here and there's one must-have accessory that all the trendy boys and girls will be sporting: Iron Man's head.
At least, that's the takeaway from a pair of new "Iron Man 3" posters that were unveiled on Coming Soon today, as both Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark are shown lovingly cradling a totally mangled Iron Man helmet.
Hey, it's still a better fashion statement than jeggings. Get More »
Sometimes you've just got to lure in an audience with the breast of intentions.
Some might suggest that a movie which insists on the preponderance of boobs on its official poster is hiding other deficiencies about itself, a la the old joke about a young man that buys a Hummer. Others don't think so much about why the boobs are there, content to let them just be. You can consider us in that latter camp while you enjoy the 15 most boobalicious movie posters ever.
You've got to hand it to Quentin Tarantino: The guy sure knows how to dispense some righteous justice. First he retroactively avenged the Holocaust with his history-warping "Inglorious Basterds" and then he put the smack down on slavery with his juicy pre-Civil War revenge fantasy "Django Unchained." There's just nothing quite so satisfying as seeing some of history's greatest injustices fixed through two hours of big screen slaughter.
And now we'll get one more; speaking to reporters at Sunday night's BAFTA winners press conference, Tarantino said, "This [rewritten history theme] begs a trilogy, it begs to have a third movie on this theme. I haven't decided about what yet, but I wouldn't be surprised."
Humanity has done so many horrific things over the past few millennia that there's literally no end to the number of revenge fantasies Tarantino could make. With that in mind, then, we dreamed up posters for some of the most egregious wrongs in history that are crying out for the Tarantino treatment. Get More »
It took almost half a century, but the rightful owner of that iconic "The Graduate" poster lady stem has stepped forward ... with both feet.
While everyone assumed Mrs. Robinson herself, Anne Bancroft, was responsible for making Dustin Hoffman's virginal Benny boy look so coo, coo, ca-choo conflicted in the infamous 1967 film image, 72-year-old "Dallas" star Linda Gray now claims it was her who seduced the movie-going public with one glipse of that ultra-sheer hosiery so long ago. Get More »
Marvel Studios has been doing an amazing job creating continuity between their interconnected superhero franchises, but they've really outdone themselves today, as their latest bit of world building delivers a sequel to "The Avengers" in a very unexpected place: On a poster.
We'll probably never tire of seeing Homer Simpson's oafish mug plastered in inappropriate places, and by golly we hit the mother load today.
Our trusty pals at Reddit scoped out the fine, fun media art craftsmanship of one "The Simpsons" fanatic who dared to dream of seeing iconic movies recast with the world's favorite little Springfield scamps and made it happen ... at least, in poster form.
DeviantART-er "Claudia" put her (or his, we suppose) clicker to good use and created dozens upon dozens of these masterpiece manipulations. Get More »