Those crazy kids with their crazy mash-ups: Tarantino v Coens

Unlike the best mash-ups, this piece doesn’t really add a new layer to either of the mashees, but it’s still a fairly cleverly edited compilation of some of my all time favorite movies and therefore completely entertaining and watchable. Also, it borrows Handel’s Sarabande which was so memorably put to use in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry (read…)

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…)

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…)

B.S. Watch Update: Kill the Bill talk. Please.

More Tarantino non-news about a Kill Bill sequel makes the rounds and we’re left to wonder why.

B.S. Watch: Variety gets in on the Kill Bill 3 talk

The Internet became engorged a couple of days ago with new enthusiasm over a possible sequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill when the notoriously chatty director spouted off on an Italian TV show about his desire to pick up the story of Beatrix Kiddo 10 years after the original – 2014 for those of you (read…)

Review: Inglourious Basterds (2009) **** 1/2

Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France… Inglourious Basterds is a rambunctious, revenge fueled, “what if” rewrite of history that could only have been made by a cinematic savant like Quentin Tarantino. Here is a man who views the world through a camera lens winning World War II with the power of sound and (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

B.S. Tarantino Rumor of the Month:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Thompson on Hollywood took the bait on a one-sentence nugget from a Times of London story about an estate dispute between family members of Stieg Larsson and the deceased Swedish author’s common-law wife. Near the end of the piece the family is quoted as claiming that Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt are interested in purchasing (read…)

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…)

Liz Smith’s B.S. Tarantino Rumor of 2009

Remember last summer when gossip dinosaur Liz Smith wanted you to believe Quentin Tarantino was going to remake Russ Meyers’ Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! with Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Eva Mendes and Tera Patrick? Well, she’s at it again this year. According to Her Royal Lie-ness, a “great admirer of Sharon Stone” from Spain told (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…)

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.

Will Tarantino Snag Morricone for ‘Inglorious Bastards’?

According to Variety’s Nick Vivarelli, Italian composing legend Ennio Morricone has agreed to score Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards now filming in Germany. The problem is, shooting on the film will not finish until February and Tarantino has said he wants to bring the film to Cannes in April. That doesn’t leave enough time for Morricone (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 9/11/08

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Mr. Angelina Jolie on the set of Burn After Reading Open wide and say “Burn!” Burn After Reading. Anyone who has read LiC for any length of time knows I’m completely in the tank for the Coen Brothers. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I loved this movie. It’s (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/29/08

Three better choices for your weekend than any of the new releases  Ladies and gentlemen, I present the worst week for new releases I’ve seen since I started doing the Weekend Forecast 70 some weeks ago. Do yourself a favor. Skip all of these and just go see Trouble the Water, Man on Wire or Vicky (read…)

The Bastards-go-Round goes ’round and ’round

It didn’t seem worth mentioning that Mike Myers nabbed what amounts to a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards the other day nor that David Krumholtz (Numb3rs) was out and Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) was in. However, combine all that with word that Simon Pegg is also out because of scheduling conflicts and you have something (read…)

Brad Pitt: Actor, Father, ‘Bastard’

It’s official: Brad Pitt is a Bastard. According to Variety, the actor has signed on the dotted line to star in Quentin Tarantino’s next film Inglorious Bastards as a Tennessee hillbilly who leads a team of eight Jewish soldiers in fighting the Nazis during WWII. You may remember I resisted this news all along while (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/8/08

  This week’s Forecast starts off with a film that has already been released. Why? Because it’s one of the best movies of the year so far and it’s finally expanding from the two theaters in which it opened. If you’re wondering when I’m going to shut up about Man on Wire, the answer is: (read…)





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