inglourious basterds

In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, it is hard to keep up on all the crazy pop-culture one-liners your friends pop off in a cafe before a bank job or moments after accidentally shooting your backseat passenger in the face … Luckily College Humor has prepared a handy little video reference of many (nearly all) of Quentin Taratino‘s many pop-culture references. True RomanceReservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, hell even Death Proof and his short from Four Rooms make the cut. So next time you are facing off with a Nazi Commandant and you find yourself searching for a classic Charlie Chaplin based burn, hopefully the following will help. (more…)

Currently enjoying critical spoils and many award nominations for his new film Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino is now, of course, talking about his next effort. So where will Tarantino take us next? That Vega Brothers movie he’s mentioned before, or a Prohibition-era gangster flick? How about a trip back to World War II?

In typical Tarantino fashion, the filmmaker revealed in an interview with The Root that when he was penning his last film, Inglourious Basterds, he envisioned a side story featuring an equally demented squad American soldiers, an all-black squad who go AWOL and cut a bloody swath across France as they try to make it to Switzerland. The name of the film? Killer Crow. Here’s what Tarantino had to say:

“…My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f–ked over by the American military and kind of go apes–t. They basically — the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an “Apache resistance” — [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland.

So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it…That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”

Sounds like quite the Tarantino-esque project, but I think it would be nice if he’d move in a direction that has nothing to do with revenge or a period piece. Of course, I’ll be lining up to see it if it comes out though.

What do you think, Bastards? Killer Crow: yay or nay?

Source: Collider

Breakout your copy of Grindhouse to watch the best parts…The faux trailers in between the two seperated films. Director/Actor Eli Roth has announced he is finishing up a sci-fi film “Endangered Species” which he intends to direct. But the biggest news in this double feature is that the Bear Jew is actually penning “Thanksgiving”. One of the fake trailers FOR Grindhouse. The Hollywood Reporter skinned it:

Roth added that he is penning a script for the horror flick “Thanksgiving,” which originally appeared as a faux trailer for Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse.” He is directing, producing and possibly acting in the film.

One of the funnier trailers with more of the gruesome visuals and an even more disturbing voiceover. I’m psyched Roth is getting back to writing and directing. He is a good actor, but I love his innovation behind the laptop. Score one for the horror fans.

Who would have ever thought that Inglourious Basterds dodged a controversial bullet in Germany and beat it’s way to Quentin Tarantino’s biggest German hit? THR reports;

According to figures released today by distributor Universal Pictures, “Basterds” German boxoffice has topped €8 million ($11.4 million) with more than 1 million tickets sold.

That compares to a €7.4 million take for “Kill Bill Vol. 1” back in 2003

You would think that Germans wouldn’t want to still be seen in the same light as the villains nearly all video games and war movies have made them to be. QT was on the Howard Stern Show promoting the film a few weeks back and when faced with that question responded that ” 3rd generation German’s love stories of tearing down the Reich almost as much as Americans, what with it being such a black mark on their countries history.” (Quote is not precise)

AOL has reported that “The Final Destination” has earned a totally unexpected (to me) a decent 28.3 Million this weekend. It was a shocker to me anyway with the unexpected success of Rob Zombie with Halloween in 2007, and the follow up of his sequel, Halloween 2, this week. So in a one on one competition I would have expected the stronger “Halloween” to have bested the wavering “Final Destination” franchise.  But to my surprise and dismay, (I was rooting for my homeboy, Zombie) it came in 3rd right behind “Inglourious Basterds”. AOL also said;

Weinstein also had the No. 3 slot with the horror flick “Halloween II,” which opened with $17.4 million. The movie is Rob Zombie’s sequel to his update of the slasher franchise about crazed killer Michael Myers.

It’s unusual for two horror movies to open over the same weekend. While “Final Destination” and “Halloween II” competed for the same audience, both managed solid receipts.

“They got their $17 million, we got our $28 million. That’s a lot of business all around,” said Jeff Goldstein, general sales manager for Warner Bros.


Is there a scene in a movie you can’t watch? A scene that is so blatantly disturbing that it comes back and haunts you. Maybe not in your dreams, but something that even during your waking hours you slip back to and get bothered by. If you really think too long and hard on those scenes you can discern that while yes, it isn’t really happening, you have that graphic visage burned like a brand onto your brain.

Your thoughts twirl and come and go like smoke, and no matter how hard you try, no matter what if anybody even brings it up you feel as if the best solution would be corking your ears and screaming “La la la!!!”.

My number one slot is something that has bothered me for ten years now and I don’t even want to write it. I don’t want to rethink about it while committing it to screen. Yes, it ain’t real, but it certainly left its scent on you, and regardless of scrubbing, you won’t get it’s filth out of your mind. That either means the film is EXCELLENT or absolutely TERRIBLE.

I am curious to hear your disturbing movies…. (more…)

Glorious Basterds…A review.

The good news is- Quentin Tarantino has done it again.  The bad news?  All of the greatest scenes astonishingly were in the trailer.  Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) has landed in Nazi occupied Germany with a group of totally forgettable soldiers.  You would think the way each reservoir dog had their own uniqueness that each basterd would have their own story as well.  Pitt’s mission? Have his men scalp a hundred Nazis each and spread the kind of fear in them that they are spreading throughout Europe. (more…)