It seems that these days, everyone has an opinion on everything – or more accurately: people have had opinions for a long time, but now the internet bombards us with everyone’s opinion on everything. There is a select group of people in the world of entertainment, however, that most would agree have actually earned the right to have their opinions carry the actual weight that most of us believe our ideas should. I think most would agree that Quentin Tarantino – the seminal writer/director behind such pop-culture mega-hits as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and so much more – would fall into that category. He recently opened up about his feelings on the recent influx of superhero movies – read on to hear his thoughts!
Marvel has officially announced the casting of German actor Daniel Bruhl for an unspecified role in Captain America: Civil War. The actor – who is probably best known for his ambiguously endearing-but-nasty role as Frederick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds – joins a cast that already boasts three superheroes. Captain America: Civil War has an impressive line-up, including Chris Evans’ Cap. America, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, newcomer Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier. Unfortunately there is still no word on Frank Grillo’s involvement in the film as Crossbones. (more…)
Two-time Academy award winner Christoph Waltz has joined the cast of Sam Mendes Untitled James Bond 24 according to Daily Mail reports (…yes, that awful rag of a paper). Filming is slated to commence at the beginning of next month and it’s unknown whether Waltz will be playing a friend, foe, or a bit of both. But, according to the Daily Mail’s source – someone who has knowledge of the screenplay – Waltz has bagged an important and significant role in the film
All the cast and crew will meet for a script read in roughly three weeks time with the new addition on board, and Waltz has already met up with Daniel Craig, a.k.a. 007, as well as the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Waltz will join a supporting cast that includes Skyfall alums Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear. Locations being used for the film are said to include Mexico, Austria, Morocco, Italy and London. Waltz has played some superb antagonists in movies with a standout performance as The Jew Hunter in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and he was superb in last years Django Unchained, both of which won him Oscars for his performances. (more…)
This theater nerd named Jon Cozart (who looks like he’s 12 and is apparently often accused of being gay ’cause, y’know, all skinny kids who like theater and showtunes are gay) came up with this pretty hilarious video.
Granted, a lot of what’s funny about this video is peripheral to the actual main bit, but he did do a good job with the writing and arrangement of these songs.
So, I present to y’all, the Lady Gaga inspired medley of movie villains!
Starting at 0:03, we’ve got The Joker from The Dark Knight to the tune of “Poker Face”.
From 0:32, Darth Vader from Star Wars to “Bad Romance”.
From 1:01 we have Hans Landa from Inglorious Basterds based on “Paparazzi”.
Aaaaaand from 1:38, Fox from Wanted takes the finale with “Just Dance”.
Check it out!
Source: You Bent My Wookie
This idea for s show sounds so amazing, I hope it actually gets made and is done right!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, author Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman, are working on a new series with HBO, tentatively entitled Hobgoblin.
The series centers on, are you ready for this?
A group of magicians and con men who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during World War II.
How potentially amazing does that sound?
Chabon is no stranger to Hollywood, as he has writing credits on Spider-Man 2 as well as the upcoming movies John Carter of Mars, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Snow and the Seven.
Other than the rough synopsis above, not much more information was given, so I plan to keep a close eye on this one as it develops. I see a mash-up of Inglorious Basterds and The Illusionist.
What do you think?
This week on Howard Stern, director and absolute mad genius Quentin Tarantino came in as a guest to promote his new film Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino goes on to tell the story of how he courted Brad Pitt to play Nazi scalper leader Aldo Raine by spending the evening in his French home with several bottles of Rose’.
While their evening wore on into the wee hours of the morning, Tarantino was reported as saying Pitt broke out a brick of good quality hash and “like some cowboy”, pulled a knife out of nowhere and cut him off a generous slice. Quentin claiming this to be the coolest move was blown away when he asked Pitt for a pipe to borrow, and he opened the fridge and tossed him a Coke. Claiming that no matter how rich, famous or cool you are, sometimes you still gotta go back to 9th grade sometime!!
While Angie was in the hopital with the twins throughout all this, it made me wonder whether or not her and Brad take some hits after the kids are asleep and bang like stoned bunnies. This is a very cool story, Quentin didn’t lie, it humanizes Brad Pitt and makes the glitz and surreal reality we imagine he lives in fade away some…And makes us want him to slice us off a piece of Brad Pitt Quality Hash!
This solo of Brad Pitt standing on top of a pile of dead Nazi’s makes for one cool ass poster. Although, the one distraction is that Nazi foot sticking up in the air. Even in his posters Tarantino feels the need to visually assert his foot fetish.