I started making a 30-minute short film this year. Which means I stopped watching a lot of movies. There’s a heaping buttload I haven’t seen, but it is my general impression that most of the best stuff were small movies released quietly over the summer. And unless you were smart enough to check out the Tara in north Atlanta or the Plaza Theatre on Ponce, you missed out, and that sucks because I don’t think “Summer Hours,” in particular, is coming to DVD anytime soon. Continue reading ‘The top 10 movies of 2009′
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Tags: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, District 9, Goodbye Solo, Inglourious Basterds, Observe and Report, Sin Nombre, Sugar, Summer Hours, The Informant!, Up
Tags: 500 Days of Summer, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, Bob Peterson, Cary Fukunaga, District 9, Goodbye Solo, Inglourious Basterds, Jody Hill, Marc Davis, Neill Blomkamp, Observe and Report, Olivier Assayas, Pete Docter, Quentin Tarantino, Ramin Bahrani, Sacha Gervasi, Scott Teems, Sin Nombre, Summer Hours, That Evening Sun, Up
So, it’s been an interesting first half of the moviegoing year. There’s been a decent number of fantastic movies, most of them surprises or lesser-known movies (which, actually, is a serious problem no matter how many cinephiles like championing shit you’ve never heard of). The last eight months were also the best shot you’ll have this year of seeing a wicked-awesome flick, but more on that in this very insightful hyperlink. Right now… Continue reading ‘The Top 10 so far and the craptastic, forthcoming fall movie season’
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, David O. Selznick, Eli Roth, Inglourious Basterds, Joseph Goebbels, Kill Bill, Louis B. Mayer, Michael Fassbender, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino
Some people are upset with so-called “spoilers” in this review. Yes, I suppose by definition there are “spoilers” in this review. However, 90 percent of the reviews written about “Inglourious Basterds” have discussed the movie’s ending at length because it’s the most controversial part of the movie (and why at least 50 percent of the audience is going to go see it).
So, uh… alert. … Spoilers ahead… I guess.
The final scene of “Inglourious Basterds” ends with U.S. soldier Lt. Aldo Raine whipping out a six-inch knife to carve a Swastika into the head of a Nazi colonel in the middle of the woods. After driving the blade about half an inch into the man’s forehead, Raine, played hilariously by Brad Pitt, slowly drags the knife to make his mark. Blood spills out of the colonel’s forehead. He screams, clutching the French soil in agony. Out of context it’s a terribly gruesome moment. After two-plus hours of similar World War II-based carnage, it’s only… kind of gruesome. Continue reading ‘REVIEW: ‘Inglourious Basterds’’
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” comes out this Friday. I’ll just post something Tarantino-related everyday because, fuck it, I’ve been waiting for this movie for, like, five years. Back when Sly Stone and Adam Sandler were supposed to be in it.
Quentin Tarantino named his Top 20 favorite movies from 1992 to the present. Why 1992? Because that’s the year he became a bonafide director, the year “Reservoir Dogs” came out. Good times. Continue reading ‘‘Basterds’ on Friday or Quentin Tarantino’s butt-crazy Top 20 list’
Tags: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino
Lt. Aldo Raine, played by Brad Pitt, sits in front of a captured Nazi soldier.
“I’m gonna assume you know who we are,” he says.
“Everybody in the German army has heard of you,” the Nazi says. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ or wienerschnitzel-lickin’ fingers and so forth’