Catching up with Muriel: Surprises abound

Muriel picks the best picture of 2009 tomorrow, but over the last couple of days she’s racked up three picks in major categories that definitely go against conventional wisdom and are sure to bunch up more than a few pairs of undies. Though none of them received my first place vote, I like all the (read…)

Muriels Best Supporting: A no-brainer and a surprise

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Christoph Waltz took the Best Supporting Actor Muriel award for his performance in Inglourious Basterds yesterday, but I have to say I didn’t see today’s Vera Farmiga win in the Supporting Actress category for Up in the Air coming at all. I’m not against it and (read…)

The Muriels: A Double win for Basterds

Inglourious Basterds really has a pair Say ‘auf wiedersehen” to your Nazi balls boys and girls. The Muriel Awards for Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay both went to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. My votes: Ensemble: 1. Inglourious Basterds 2. Fantastic Mr. Fox 3. Summer Hours 4. Me and Orson Welles 5. A Serious Man Screenplay: (read…)

The Muriels: Cinematic Breakthrough and Music

Muriel continues to spread the love for the best in cinema in the year that was 2009. This time Christoph Waltz nabs the award for Best Cinematic Breakthrough honoring “a performer, filmmaker, or technician who made a notable debut in film, took his/her career to a higher level, or revealed unforeseen layers to his/her talent (read…)

Oscar Noms: Avatar, Hurt Locker with 9

Avatar and The Hurt Locker top the nominations with 9 each while Inglourious Basterds nets 8. The Blind Side surprised (some) by sneaking in with a nomination and A Serious Man overcame doubts it could make it. Maggie Gyllenhaal was also something of a surprise in the Supporting Actress category. Picture Avatar The Blind Side (read…)

‘Glourious’ Friday

I’m still mulling over Inglourious Basterds, but the good news is that it’s terrific. It’s much slower, talkier and in a way more serious than I expected, but damnit it works. I haven’t dug into the negative reviews yet, but its safe to say a certain movie blogger who was morally outraged by the movie (read…)

Jeff Wells’ misplaced moral horror

So, Jeff Wells hated Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Fair enough, but his reasoning is hypocritical nonsense.

Clips of fatherless children who are not ‘glourious’

Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds I’ve grown weary of showing clips of movies before they come out, but I’ve been riding Inglourious Basterds pretty hard and you might be interested in a little more juice so… here apparently is a link to nine clips over at IESB. Don’t know what they entail because I refuse (read…)

Trailer: Nation’s Pride

What’s fishy about this trailer for Nation’s Pride?

Tarantino Nails ‘Basterds’ 40-minute Coffin Shut

In case there was any doubt that Quentin Tarantino was NOT pressured to trim 40 minutes from Inglourious Basterds, would you believe the man himself?

International Trailer: Inglourious Basterds

Does the international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds misrepresent the film?

Weinstein on 40-minute ‘Basterds’ trim: “That is nuts”

In an interview in GQ, Harvey Weinstein says rumors that he was pushing Tarantino to cut 40 minutes from Inglourious Basterds are incorrect.

Trailer #2: Inglourious Basterds

Glouriously 100% free of Entertainment Tonight douchebaggery, as always. Unclick the HD button for faster streamage. Opens 8/21/09

Poster: Bastardi Senza Gloria

The Italian poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds: 3 clips and 4 pans

I don’t want to give the impression that Inglourious Basterds is getting killed by the critics, but in an effort to tamp down my own absurd expectations here is a sampling of some of the more negative reviews of the Quentin Tarantino WWII adventure which premiered in competition at Cannes at 8:30 this morning local (read…)

Fanboys are ‘Basterds’

First, there’s another Inglourious Basterds character poster making the rounds. This one is for Til Schweiger and it comes to us via SlashFilm. Next, The New York Times had a Basterds puff piece/Tarantino interview over the weekend. It’s always entertaining to hear Tarantino enthusing about one of his projects, but it’s even funnier to see (read…)

‘Basterds’ Character Poster #4: Mélanie Laurent

You know, I’m really looking forward to this film, but even I’m getting tired of this. It’s almost as bad as when the project was first getting going and they were casting the thing – report one you have to report them all… Click the image for the full version… Via: Cinematical (which has a (read…)

‘Basterds’ Poster #3: Diane Kruger

You’ve seen Brad Pitt and you’ve seen Eli Roth. Now here’s a little feminine Basterdage: Click the image and watch it grow Via: Latino Review and probably a million other websites by now.

Poster: Inglourious Basterds

Click the image to embigify and de-basterdize Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds starring Brad Pitt will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and open in theaters on August 21. Via: AICN Update: Here’s the one for Eli Roth.

Inglourious Poesturs

Klicken sie das photo to see all three, Amerikanischer pig dogs.

Trailer: Inglourious Basterds

The first few glimpses of this trailer that turned up on the Internet were all crapped up with Entertainment Tonight douchebaggery so they were unfit for embedding. Yesterday, TrailerAddict posted the whole thing sans ET nonsense. As always, the TA streams sometimes work best if you start them, then pause them and let them load (read…)

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