This hand-painted poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark from Ghana is very very good. Why don’t they make actual posters like this? (And why, since we are on the subject, don’t they make the whole WORLD out of the black box?!) I would for sure go see a movie that had a poster like this. Nowadays, the movie posters all look like this but there are other options! (I do remember seeing a movie poster in New York for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry that was super minimal and design-y, which is a nice trend but is that really the movie we are going to choose to start pushing the visual aesthetics in movie marketing envelope? It is! That’s a surprise!) Anyway: cool. Good job, Ghana.
Oh, speaking of cool and good jobs, the movie Upstream Color is now streaming on Netflix FYI. It’s Shane Carruth’s follow-up to his 2004 time travel movie Primer. It’s good! I liked it a lot. It’s kind of like if you crossed The Tree of Life with Mulholland Drive with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s creepy and weird and beautiful and worth watching. So that’s a pro tip. Now you’re a pro! It even has a pretty decent movie poster. Which brings us full circle. Mufasa is so proud of us. (Poster via BoingBoing.)