Filed under: News | Tags: bikers, david carradine, dennis hopper, hell ride, hellride, larry bishop, micheal madson, movies, quentin tarantino, red band, redband, trailer, vinnie jones
Check out the trailer here.
Filed under: News | Tags: army of darkness, bruce campbell, burn notice, evil dead, interview, movies
Entertainment Weekly managed sit with Bruce Campbell and talk about Burn Notice, and what it would take to make another Evil Dead. Do I want another Evil Dead? NO! But it’s still really cool to hear him talk about it!!!
Check out the video here.
Filed under: News | Tags: brad pitt, inglorious bastards, movies, quentin tarantino, weinstein
Firstshowing reported yesterday that Quentin Tarantino is shopping his script for Inglorious Bastards around… but surprisingly, one of the studios he’s not looking for financing from is The Weinstein Company.
“Tarantino is shopping the script around, and surprisingly not to the The Weinstein Company, whom the auteur seems so far to have been domestically married.”
And now, questions and speculations arise. The good news is (not necassarily saying that this is bad news), Harvey Weinstein and Lawrence Bender will return once again as producers. However, working with a new studio could hinder QT’s plan of creating the greatest war epic ever made. For those who don’t know, The Weinstein Company (formally Miramax) has backed all of QT’s films to date. They have created an extremely healthy, and creative working relationship and with their past success, QT is trusted to have almost complete creative control over his craft. But will a new studio like Warner Bros or Paramount give QT the freedom he needs?
Furthermore, many are speculating that selling the script may prove to be difficult due it’s unique subject matter and the recent financial flop of Grindhouse. It’s hard to say, and only time will tell, but if the rumors about QT wanting to cast Brad Pitt are true, then studios might be more willing to take the risk.
Also, this news only makes me more skeptical about his Cannes 2009 completion promise.
Filed under: Features | Tags: bad ass, beatrix kiddo, black mamba, butch, clarence, death proof, from dusk till dawn, jackie brown, jules, kill bill, movies, mr white, mr. blonde, pulp fiction, reservoir dogs, sex machine, stuntman mike, tarantino, the bride, the wolfe, true romance, winnfield, winston wolfe
Quentin Tarantino is obviously extremely well known for his directing skills. Unfortunately however, he is far too often overlooked for his phenomenal writing. Therefore, I figured I would pay tribute to that part of him, by counting down the 10 most bad ass characters he’s ever come up with.
10. Sex Machine – From Dusk Till Dawn
His character may be small and short lived, but he does carry a gun on his crotch, which in my opinion warrants his inclusion into the list. Plus, he kicks some serioius Mexican Vampire ASS!
9. Jackie Brown – Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown is a prime example of what Quentin Tarantino does best… resurrecting forgotten stars. Pam Grier’s career may have not exactly takin off on a second wind after this movie, but she did prove that she hadn’t lost her “foxyness,” and she has QT to thank for that oppurtunity.
8. Mr. White – Reservoir Dogs
This seasoned and experienced theif may have showed his softer side in befriending and defending Mr. Orange, but that doesn’t change the fact that he will drop any motherfucker who gets in his face.
7. Stuntman Mike – Death Proof
Creepy, perverted, and built for speed! The fact that he has to total a car in order to get off only proves that this man has been around a few times. Think about it, how many different acts of sex do you think this guy has experienced in order to have to stage epic auto collisions in order to ejaculate?
6. Butch Coolidge – Pulp Fiction
Anybody who has the balls to rip off the mafia and get away with it has bad ass written all over him.
5. Mr. Blonde – Reservoir Dogs
“Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?” ‘Nuff said.
4. Clarence – True Romance
Probably Tarantino’s most personal character to date. He’s said before that this movie is somewhat autobiographical in the sense that he put so much of himself into the Clarence character, and that shows!
3. Winston “The Wolf” Wolfe – Pulp Fiction
He’s mean, and he cleans! And he gets shit done!
1. Jules Winnfield – Pulp Fiction
Why? Because his wallet says so… that’s why!
Filed under: Features | Tags: alternate ending, movies, quentin tarantino, reservoir dogs, tony scott, true romance
For those of you who haven’t seen True Romance, this is a spoilerific post, so quit reading if you do not wish to know the ending of the fifteen year old movie.
So I stumbled upon a video on youtube today that left me giddy in nerd satisfaction. In case you’re unfamiliar with the story behind True Romance, Tarantino’s original script didn’t have Clarence surviving the shootout, and Alabama eventually met up with Mr. White from Reservoir Dogs and goes on a crime spree, thus the Alabama reference in Reservior Dogs. But this video contains the original ending, as well as an audio explaination by director Tony Scott defending his decision to change the ending. FREAKIN SWEET!!
I have no idea where this video came from, but it’s not on the version of the DVD that I own. If anybody can tell me where I can find I would greatly appreciate it.
Filed under: News | Tags: edgar wright, movies, nick frost, simon pegg, spaced
The folks at Comingsoon just made my day!
“After many years of working out all the rights and other issues, “Spaced: The Complete Series” is finally being released on DVD in the United States on July 22, collecting all 14 episodes of the series with tons of extras and guest commentaries.”
Obviously I’ve never seen any of this show before, but I’m convinced that Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost, when teamed together, can do absolutely no wrong. Therefore, words cannot describe how excited I am to buy this DVD.
Filed under: DVD This Week | Tags: american zombie, dvd, july 8, new releases, sleepwalking, stop-loss, superhero movie, the ruins, this week
Directed by Grace Lee
Written by Grace Lee & Rebecca Sonnenshine
Starring Grace Lee, John Solomon, Austin Basis, Al Vicente, Suzy Nakamura, & Jane Edith Wilson
DVD Package: 4/10
An extremely refreshing and unique take on the zombie sub-genre. Lee and Sonnonshine create a very interesting world and manage to poke fun at society, the living dead, and even themselves. And while they definitely took several creative liberties on the ghouls themselves, they still found a way to remain somewhat loyal to the many lessons taught to us by the films of George Romero. Unfortunately however, if you’re not a zombie fanatic (like myself), then you probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much. But still a very enjoyable mockumentary that I highly recommend to fans of the genre.
Special features are extremely lacking. There are two commentary tracks with cast and crew, but beyond that, the only interesting thing we have is a short (and I mean extremely short) behind the scenes featurette.
Other New Releases:
Sleepwalking (I haven’t had a chance to check this one out yet, but the cast looks phenomenal! And it’s directed by Bill Mahar! but not the one you’re thinking of.)
As always, head on down to VideaoETA for a complete listing of new releases.