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NastiMarvasti
November 22nd, 2014, 02:28 AM
I still haven't gotten over the scene in Prometheus where the guy who was freaking out about everything stuck his finger in the face of that terrifying serpent-like creature and did the old coochy coochy coo.

KingInTheWest
November 24th, 2014, 12:44 AM
I feel like this review could apply to everything Scott's done post-Gladiator just about.

Except Matchstick Men, which was great.

I think you may be right. You know you have problems when Kingdom Of Heaven is your second best movie* since Gladiator.

* pending until I see American Gangster one day

jerseydevil
November 24th, 2014, 09:18 AM
Samuel L. Jackson Tweets Behind-the-Scenes Images from Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Read more at http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-images-behind-the-scenes/#GbA08ZsOm9vjAoLD.99

jerseydevil
November 26th, 2014, 09:08 AM
James Cameron Says the AVATAR Sequels Will Be “Bitchin”; Reveals Peter Jackson Suggested Famous Line from the First Film
Read more at http://collider.com/avatar-sequels-james-cameron-peter-jackson/#fZvl8WmArciJdxVQ.99

jerseydevil
December 2nd, 2014, 12:03 AM
Author of The Prestige slams Christopher Nolan's Batman films
http://www.blastr.com/2014-12-1/author-prestige-slams-christopher-nolans-batman-films


"I think it's probably his best film, [along] with Memento," proclaimed Priest about The Prestige, which was originally optioned by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) before Nolan made a last-minute bid for it. "Of the films he's made, those two are supreme."

Priest went on to say, "To the world [Nolan]'s this great, innovative filmmaker; to me, he was a kid who wanted to get into Hollywood," before continuing, "I don't like his other work; I think it's shallow and badly written. I mean, I've got kids who like superheroes, and they think the Batman films are boring and pretentious. They like things like The Avengers and Iron Man because they're fun."

The author added that he thought Nolan exhibited a "major lack of judgment" in taking on the character of Batman in his Dark Knight trilogy, explaining, "It's a wrong move to take a superhero and give it psychological realism. There is no psychological realism. He's a bodybuilder who jumps off buildings. I'm sorry I feel really strongly about this."

Priest admitted that he hasn't seen Nolan's latest picture, Interstellar, yet, but said, "I think he'd be better off being a modern [Alfred] Hitchcock, basically. A maker of well-made films like Memento and The Prestige ... these blockbusters are just embarrassing, I think."

NastiMarvasti
December 2nd, 2014, 03:15 AM
Author of The Prestige slams Christopher Nolan's Batman films
http://www.blastr.com/2014-12-1/author-prestige-slams-christopher-nolans-batman-films

So judging by him, movies are only fun when they're aimed at kids and merchandising. Heaven forbid someone trying to do something different.

As for Avatar, there is absolutely nothing that excites me about the sequels. Probably won't even see them. Cameron needs to save the Terminator franchise.

jerseydevil
December 2nd, 2014, 12:26 PM
Christian Bale Won't Work With TERMINATOR SALVATION Director Again
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=111792


WSJ: I read that when you first sat down with the director of that film, McG, you told him that nothing you’d seen in his filmography suggested that he had what it takes to do that movie.

CHRISTIAN BALE: Right.

WSJ: That’s brutal. Directors have egos.

CHRISTIAN BALE: Ah, yes. Yeah. But he goes, “Give me a chance. Everyone needs to evolve, and I need to turn over a new leaf. And please, you must’ve been in this position before yourself, when someone has taken a leap of faith on you,”— which I have—“please do that for me now; I promise you, I’m ready for it.”

WSJ: So what do you think, having given him a chance?

CHRISTIAN BALE: (Pause) There’s a lot of room for many approaches and many characters within the film industry. I won’t be working with him again, but I wish him very well. Okay?

good lord, McG is a hack...but Bale is such a ****. Good luck with Exodus. That looks 'terrific'.

NastiMarvasti
December 2nd, 2014, 04:14 PM
I'm pretty surprised at the level of honesty, myself. Basically the opposite of Arnold who will still insist that Jingle All The Way is a holiday classic.

jerseydevil
December 3rd, 2014, 06:43 AM
About The Time Stanley Kubrick Stiffed Gene Kelly On His Song Rights For ‘A Clockwork Orange’
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2014/12/about-the-time-stanley-kubrick-refused-to-pay-gene-kelly-for-his-song-rights/

jerseydevil
December 3rd, 2014, 10:33 AM
Watch Roger Deakins, Jeff Cronenweth, Matthew Libatique, and Other Cinematographers in Fascinating 40-Minute Roundtable Discussion
Read more at http://collider.com/roger-deakins-jeff-cronenweth-cinematography-interview-thr/#zwW6sOisc7um5A3W.99

jerseydevil
December 9th, 2014, 04:58 PM
Christian Bale Weighs in on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Ending
Read more at http://collider.com/the-dark-knight-rises-ending-explained-christian-bale/#37mzO1udlsLtSZpx.99

Bootlicker.

adgy-san
December 11th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Watch: Darren Aronofsky's 'Dog Vs. Monkey' Wrestling Video (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-darren-aronofsky-shot-a-video-of-a-dog-and-monkey-wrestling-and-youll-never-guess-what-happened-next-20141124)


Chatting with Vulture, the director, who was recently honored by the Humane Society for not using real animals in "Noah," revealed the story of his wildlife special (of sorts). "I posted only one video in my life on YouTube," he explained. "When I was in India, I saw a dog and a monkey wrestling. I thought it was cool, just amazing. I had never seen a dog and a monkey wrestle, and they were playing, it was totally fun. What happens is the monkey suddenly flies back and bumps into my camera, hits my camera, right into the lens, then sort of reached around and felt the camera, then got back into the fight."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B4ub3pzTxo

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2014, 10:16 PM
Peter Jackson to Next Focus on Smaller, True-Story Films Set in New Zealand; Doesn’t Rule Out a Return to Middle-Earth

Read more at http://collider.com/peter-jackson-new-film-new-zealand-more-hobbit/#ZCptKUI8sAmX8M44.99

Someone needs to move on already.

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2014, 10:24 PM
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Review

Read more at http://collider.com/the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies-review/#3zSX7X8eSqA6SbfS.99


When The Hobbit movies finally got a green light with Jackson returning to direct, I was so happy to return to Middle-earth. Even in the weakest moments of An Unexpected Journey, I felt like I had traveled to a land I had desperately missed. And in The Desolation of Smaug, I felt like the world had expanded and introduced new, exciting elements. With The Battle of the Five Armies, the journey has come to a crushingly disappointing conclusion where Middle-earth feels small and pointless. Peter Jackson’s battle to return to the glory of The Lord of the Rings trilogy has ended in defeat.
Rating: D

Read more at http://collider.com/the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies-review/#3zSX7X8eSqA6SbfS.99

jerseydevil
December 18th, 2014, 07:01 PM
David Fincher’s HBO Series With James Ellroy Titled SHAKEDOWN; Will Also Direct LIVING ON NOISE for the Network
Read more at http://collider.com/david-fincher-shakedown/#JVrM2YF28MAi32SV.99


Back in September we reported that David Fincher and James Ellroy were collaborating on a Los Angeles-set 1950s crime noir series for HBO and now that show has a title, Shakedown. Remember when Fincher had those five fallow years between Panic Room and Zodiac? Boy am I glad he’s not repeating that, he’s one of our master filmmakers so I’ll take pretty much whatever he’s serving up.

Fincher will also direct another pilot for HBO called Living On Noise. That series will reportedly center around the director’s involvement in the 1980′s music video scene (you probably already know that he shot videos for Paula Abdul, Madonna, Nine Inch Nails, and Aerosmith back in the day). Hit the jump for more on David Fincher’s involvement in Shakedown and Living On Noise.

Per Deadline, Shakedown is “set in the tabloid world and the underbelly of Los Angeles in the 1950s and centers on a real-life private detective.” It is said to be drawn from the accounts of famous 50′s Hollywood police officer turned P.I. Fred Otash. Since Ellroy was the guy behind L.A. Confidential I have no doubts that Fincher has all of the creative tools he needs for this one.

The same goes for Living On Noise, which The Wrap says will be a half-hour show focussing on music video production in the 80′s. The show is said to center around the crew members of these video shoots. Not much more is known, but any Fincher is good Fincher. Even if some of our best filmmakers are running to TV.

Read more at http://collider.com/david-fincher-shakedown/#JVrM2YF28MAi32SV.99

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2014, 10:07 AM
Director Matthew Vaughn Says “I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Shoot Film Again”
Read more at http://collider.com/matthew-vaughn-film-vs-digital/#z7Bdqgq4cihGZX6u.99

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2014, 11:53 AM
Sony Acquires Robert Rodriguez?s Frank Frazetta Adaptation FIRE AND ICE for Planned Franchise
Read more at http://collider.com/fire-and-ice-movie-robert-rodriguez-sony/#QttAzFDkuKzZADpi.99

BigBrown
December 19th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Just came home from The Hobbit 3, they had problems with the high frame-rate gear and the screening was cancelled. **** me. They refunded the tickets but I don't care about that, I just wasted a Friday night. Oh and they showed the first 30 minutes in choppy, cross-eyed vision before they finally stopped it, then we waited for another 30 for them to fix it and when they turned it back on it was still screwed up. Unfortunately one of the culminations of the trilogy happens in that time frame, not very happy about experiencing that during a migraine-inducing flickering. Balls.

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2014, 04:47 PM
see, now that is a good solid rant.

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2014, 10:18 PM
Suddenly, Peter Jackson Says He Hates Bloated Franchises
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/12/suddenly-peter-jackson-says-he-hates-bloated-franchises/


I don’t really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now. The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It’s become very franchise driven and superhero driven.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/wait_zpsbd5a5831.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/wait_zpsbd5a5831.jpg.html)

Wait...WHAT????

jerseydevil
December 20th, 2014, 12:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpHIzEm6058

adgy-san
December 22nd, 2014, 12:06 PM
Suddenly, Peter Jackson Says He Hates Bloated Franchises
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/12/suddenly-peter-jackson-says-he-hates-bloated-franchises/

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/wait_zpsbd5a5831.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/wait_zpsbd5a5831.jpg.html)

Wait...WHAT????

C'mon, Peter! What's happened to you?

I saw The Hobbit on Sunday and while it definitely had it's moments, there were SO MANY times when what was going on felt like filler. Goddamn it, Peter Jackson. We don't need all this **** with Saruman and Galadriel to tie this film into Lord Of The Rings. Bilbo and Gandalf already do that just fine!!! I can't believe I'm complaining about a director finding an excuse to put Christopher Lee and Cate Blanchette in a movie, but GODDAMN IT. The whole thing is so bloated. It makes me sad.

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2014, 01:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGcocTLMlk

New Trailer for Ron Howard’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA Teases a Gorgeous, Terrifying Ocean-Set Adventure
Read more at http://collider.com/in-the-heart-of-the-sea-trailer-chris-hemsworth/#eRStzSzpMQrAgK78.99


Here’s the official synopsis for In the Heart of the Sea:

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.


Read more at http://collider.com/in-the-heart-of-the-sea-trailer-chris-hemsworth/#eRStzSzpMQrAgK78.99

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2014, 01:56 PM
Peter Jackson Says He Doesn’t Like the Franchise-Driven Nature of Hollywood; Won’t Do a Marvel Movie
Read more at http://collider.com/peter-jackson-marvel-movie/#rSv9KWIMycolrihK.99

jerseydevil
December 22nd, 2014, 01:59 PM
Mark Ruffalo and Edward Norton Discuss Working with David Fincher in Exclusive Clip from EPIX’s HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS
Read more at http://collider.com/mark-ruffalo-edward-norton-david-fincher-video/#oaejSJEQ5a89DUhf.99

BigBrown
December 23rd, 2014, 05:32 PM
So I got to see the final Hobbit movie, no hiccups this time. My expectations were pretty low based on the initial reactions I had heard and read. My initial reaction is that it's bloated and dumb but it moves along at a brisk pace and is action packed. I simply didn't have time to be bored by it. I'd say it's maybe the best of the three? Though not by much, lord knows they all have their flaws, this one is not any different in that regard but at least it's more consistent tonally than the first two which helps a lot. I still think the best part of the whole trilogy is once they get to Smaug in the second movie, that stuff is great. I think your opinion of the third movie will be based on how much enjoyment you get out of watching war scenes in a fantasy setting. Turns out I enjoy it a great deal so for me I was having a good time watching elves and dwarves do what they do in formation. The plot is not very strong though... it's as basic as it gets and some things are just too convenient... but that's more on the book than anything else (I read it in my late teens and from what I can remember it wasn't very good). So yeah, it's not a bad popcorn flick. Turn off your brain and enjoy a near endless stream of orc decapitations.

Like others have said, looking forward to a fan edit of the whole thing.

NastiMarvasti
December 24th, 2014, 02:10 AM
David Fincher?s HBO Series With James Ellroy Titled SHAKEDOWN; Will Also Direct LIVING ON NOISE for the Network
Read more at http://collider.com/david-fincher-shakedown/#JVrM2YF28MAi32SV.99

A little off topic but I'd argue that those five years in between films helped Fincher create his greatest work to date. Rushing isn't always a good thing.

NastiMarvasti
December 24th, 2014, 02:13 AM
Mark Ruffalo and Edward Norton Discuss Working with David Fincher in Exclusive Clip from EPIX’s HOLLYWOOD SESSIONS
Read more at http://collider.com/mark-ruffalo-edward-norton-david-fincher-video/#oaejSJEQ5a89DUhf.99

What? No Eric Bana?

adgy-san
December 29th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ Starring Amy Adams & Christoph Waltz (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-tim-burtons-big-eyes-starring-amy-adams-christoph-waltz-20141222)


Campy and cartoonish, Burton’s “Big Eyes” is not the return to form many were hoping for. It is another phony and hollow piece of sugary kitschploitation masquerading under the guise of an “important true story” that places a nearly grotesque premium on style over any traces over substance. [D+]

Ooof. The Rotten Tomatoes rating for this is 72%.

jerseydevil
January 6th, 2015, 12:15 PM
BLACKHAT Featurette Highlights the Very Real Threat of Cyber Hacking; Plus 7 New Images

Didn't you USED to be Michael Mann. His last few have been thuds and this one looks no different. The release date is especially damning as the first quarter of the new year is generally a dumping ground. I don't even think Thor can carry this one, after all...as much as folks like Hemsworth, he hasn't exactly been a box office draw in anything made by anyone other than Marvel. Sad. Maybe Tarentino has something about retiring. Mann was at SDCC along with Hemsworth and even he didn't seem to have any energy for promoting this. Shame really because I just saw Thief for like the gazillionth time and Mann had a helluva touch when he was at the height of his powers. Granted, his style always seemed to be a hair away from being dated. Maybe trying to distance himself from the 'Tangerine Dream' era has shown him as a guy who is only good at one type of movie.

And wouldn't a uber hacker look a lot more like...I dunno, someone who ate a lot o cheesy poofs?

adgy-san
January 7th, 2015, 06:38 PM
'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' Director Ana Lily Amirpour & 'Cold In July' Helmer Jim Mickle Line Up New Projects (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night-director-ana-lily-amirpour-cold-in-july-helmer-jim-mickle-line-up-new-projects-20150106)


Annapurna Pictures and Vice are teaming up for "The Bad Batch," the latest effort from Ana Lily Amirpour. She's the breakout filmmaker behind the cult sensation "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" (our review), which earned serious buzz all through 2014 (and received a lot of shine in our Best of 2014 coverage), and her latest sounds like another promising take on genre tropes. The film is a dystopian love story set in a Texas wasteland, but beyond that, there are no plot details. Development is underway, but a start date hasn't yet been set.

Meanwhile, another filmmaker who also blew up the cult circuit last year is Jim Mickle, whose steamy, neon, Texas noir "Cold In July" earned a fair share of attention. Now, Deadline reports he'll direct "The Esperanza Fire," based on the book by John N. Maclean. Sean O’Keefe ("The Escapist," "Riders on the Storm," "The Paper Man") penned the script that follows the men who battle unpredictable forest wildfires. Hot. No word yet on when it will lens.

Still got to buy Cold In July on Blu...

jerseydevil
January 7th, 2015, 07:15 PM
'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' Director Ana Lily Amirpour & 'Cold In July' Helmer Jim Mickle Line Up New Projects (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/a-girl-walks-home-alone-at-night-director-ana-lily-amirpour-cold-in-july-helmer-jim-mickle-line-up-new-projects-20150106)



Still got to buy Cold In July on Blu...

I think you said you saw Stake Land by Mickle, but he made a flick before that call Mulberry Street, which was part of the original(now defunct)8 Films to Die For series. Low budge, but real effective.

adgy-san
January 8th, 2015, 10:42 AM
I think you said you saw Stake Land by Mickle, but he made a flick before that call Mulberry Street, which was part of the original(now defunct)8 Films to Die For series. Low budge, but real effective.

Indeed. Enjoyed Stake Land, so I will have to check Mulberry Street out. Thanks!

adgy-san
January 8th, 2015, 12:58 PM
Watch: Stars Burn Out In New U.S. Trailer And Poster For David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-stars-burn-out-in-new-us-trailer-and-poster-for-david-cronenbergs-maps-to-the-stars-20150108)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_itp92Dc52M

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/b5/d2/8d72a895487ba2a2c17bde87ac33/maps-to-the-stars-poster.jpg

adgy-san
January 9th, 2015, 03:52 PM
Making New Year’s Resolutions with Werner Herzog (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/making-new-years-resolutions-werner-herzog)

KingsFan1985
January 12th, 2015, 01:28 AM
So I saw Kevin Smith's film "Tusk."

I can officially say that Kevin Smith has turned into George Lucas. I get that he is trying to pass this film off as a joke, or as if he didn't really try all that hard, but like George Lucas I think this is just a front for someone who can't come to grips with the fact that they suck at film making now. I'm pretty sure in his mind Smith thought he would be able to turn this ridiculous story into a decent movie, but when he saw that the finished product looked like a Sci Fi channel quality film Kevin did a good old Lucas. Just say you didn't care all that much, and maybe people won't crusify you.

It worked I guess because this film is very Razzie worthy, but it isn't even nominated.

jerseydevil
January 12th, 2015, 08:04 PM
So I saw Kevin Smith's film "Tusk."

I can officially say that Kevin Smith has turned into George Lucas. I get that he is trying to pass this film off as a joke, or as if he didn't really try all that hard, but like George Lucas I think this is just a front for someone who can't come to grips with the fact that they suck at film making now. I'm pretty sure in his mind Smith thought he would be able to turn this ridiculous story into a decent movie, but when he saw that the finished product looked like a Sci Fi channel quality film Kevin did a good old Lucas. Just say you didn't care all that much, and maybe people won't crusify you.

It worked I guess because this film is very Razzie worthy, but it isn't even nominated.

I disagree with you...but I fully understand your opinion. It's definitely valid if you are not, like me, a huge fan of K. Smith. Also, the full walrus is something you either buy into, or don't. And that will make/break the movie. Did you scoff at the makeup? It's ok...I am actually asking not trying to change your mind...

jerseydevil
January 13th, 2015, 10:16 AM
Amazon Studios Signs Woody Allen to Create His First TV Series

Read more at http://collider.com/woody-allen-tv-series-amazon/#X02pBiiHkUD7vx7b.99

jerseydevil
January 13th, 2015, 02:30 PM
Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Gillian Flynn Reteaming for STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Remake
http://collider.com/strangers-on-a-train-remake-ben-affleck-david-fincher/

Fincher doing Hitchcock...that took longer than I thought.

jerseydevil
January 14th, 2015, 09:57 AM
Review: Michael Mann's stupid cyberthriller 'Blackhat' strands Chris Hemsworth utterly

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-michael-manns-stupid-cyberthriller-blackhat-strands-chris-hemsworth-utterly#ZVpKHzo7eIvTbf8A.99

adgy-san
January 14th, 2015, 12:59 PM
Emanuel Levy Offers Up The Press Notes on 'Blackhat' (http://emanuellevy.com/review/blackhat-michael-manns-new-thriller-starring-chris/)

adgy-san
January 14th, 2015, 03:06 PM
Review: Michael Mann’s 'Blackhat' Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis & Tang Wei (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-michael-manns-blackhat-starring-chris-hemsworth-viola-davis-tang-wei-20150114)


Mann’s tactile, bracing filmmaking is nevertheless engaging and as always polarizing. I'm not often prone to champion aesthetics and auteurial stamps over fundamentals such as character and story, but “Blackhat” is the rare film in which overall viscera trumps more comfortable virtues. As a precise and inflexible art thriller with a singularity of vision, I wouldn’t want anything less. [B+]

Hrm. One of the rare positive reviews I've read of this, which makes me sad.

KingsFan1985
January 15th, 2015, 06:57 PM
I disagree with you...but I fully understand your opinion. It's definitely valid if you are not, like me, a huge fan of K. Smith. Also, the full walrus is something you either buy into, or don't. And that will make/break the movie. Did you scoff at the makeup? It's ok...I am actually asking not trying to change your mind...

Actually I thought the Walrus scenes along with any scene that had Michael Parks in it were the only good parts of the movie. If there is anything the last two Kevin Smith movies have shown is that Smith can do creepy well, and Michael Parks makes for a great muse. The problem I had with the film was everything else. I usually love Kevin Smith humor, but the humor in this movie was down right flat and bad. I guess there is something inherently funny about Canadians and their love for hockey? Then there was the whole girlfriend story that was suppose to add emotional depth to a movie about a crazy guy who cuts people up into walruses?

If the film would have just focused on Justin Long and Michael Parks for the entire time I would have loved the film. As is Tusk to me was a total mess tone wise. Trying to add humor and emotional depth hurt the film greatly because to me it felt like the film wasn't self aware enough to realize this is a horror film about Justin Long being a walrus.

Oh, and then there were the Johnny Deep scenes. Everything after Johnny Deep came into the film made me hate this film with a passion.

jerseydevil
January 15th, 2015, 08:38 PM
Fair enough. More than actually. I guess I was just so caught up in the wtf-ness, that I was more forgiving. You are right though, tonally inconsistent and definitely more a rough outline than a well crafted narrative. I agree with you entirely. And yet it was on my best of list.

adgy-san
January 16th, 2015, 01:15 PM
Watch: Werner Herzog's Hilarious Cameo On 'Parks And Recreation' With Chris Pratt & Aubrey Plaza (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-werner-herzogs-hilarious-cameo-on-parks-and-recreation-with-chris-pratt-and-aubrey-plaza-20150115)

It was pretty awesome.

adgy-san
January 16th, 2015, 03:48 PM
"Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/carry-bolt-cutters-everywhere-werner-herzog-has-24-amazing-pieces-of-advice-20150116)

jerseydevil
January 18th, 2015, 10:21 AM
The Huntsman Loses Frank Darabont but Keeps its Release Date for Now
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/86025/huntsman-loses-frank-darabont-keeps-release-date-now/


The long MLK Day weekend kicked off with a bit of sour news for those looking forward to seeing what Frank Darabont (The Mist, “The Walking Dead”) might do with The Huntsman, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman that’s currently gearing up for production, but he and the project have parted ways over the usual “creative differences.

difficult much?

adgy-san
January 19th, 2015, 12:05 PM
Harmony Korine Intoduces “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed” (http://keyframedaily.tumblr.com/post/108271345059/harmony-korines-foreword-he-wrote-for-werner)

http://40.media.tumblr.com/45d287a146fb8c0b660415df3ba855be/tumblr_nbafp7s9Dv1qabynso1_r1_500.png

Another book to add to the pile.

jerseydevil
January 20th, 2015, 03:53 PM
These Videos Prove That David Lynch Is The Most Peculiar Man In Hollywood
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/01/david-lynch-videos/

adgy-san
January 21st, 2015, 01:10 PM
John Waters To Host Old Porn On Playboy Channel (http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/is-john-waters-the-next-robert-osborne-filmmaker-to-host-playboys-classic-porn-1201407413/)

Well, that sounds fantastic.

adgy-san
January 21st, 2015, 01:16 PM
First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro Gonz?lez I??rritu's 'The Revenant' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/first-look-leonardo-dicaprio-gets-grimy-in-alejandro-gonzalez-inarritus-the-revenant-20150121)


Co-starring Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domnhall Gleeson, the story follows a 19th century fur trapper who is mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead and robbed, who then goes on a mission of vengeance against the men who left him out in the cold. And reteaming with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, I??rritu is shooting in the wilds of Alberta, Canada and adding an extra layer of complication by only using natural light — and in winter, that means there's only a small window of daylight hours to work with.

http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/8a988fc/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2F 9f%2F26%2F79b61f3e422b938af41b6deb08b4%2Frevenant-02-612x381.jpg
http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/16c1920/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2F 39%2F7b%2F3e37502a4f9daafd55e4ae4ae1d4%2Frevenant-01-612x381.jpg

Everything about this sounds awesome.

adgy-san
January 23rd, 2015, 08:53 AM
Martin Scorsese Locks Funding for ‘Silence’ (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/martin-scorsese-locks-funding-for-silence-1201412246/)


Martin Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence” has locked down funding, with Fabrica de Cine and SharpSword Films coming on to produce and provide financing.

“Silence” is scheduled to begin principal photography in Taiwan on Jan. 30, with Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver starring. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, follows 17th century Portuguese Jesuits persecuted during their mission to Japan.

“I’ve wanted to make ‘Silence’ for almost two decades, and it is finally a reality,” Scorsese said. “It is heartening to have adventurous partners like Fabrica and SharpSword to work with on this picture.”

“Silence” is set for a 2016 release.

Just got the R2 Masters Of Cinema release of the original. Hoping to watch it soon.

jerseydevil
January 23rd, 2015, 03:40 PM
THE HATEFUL EIGHT: Zoe Bell Joins Quentin Tarantino Western
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-zoe-bell/

adgy-san
January 23rd, 2015, 05:36 PM
THE HATEFUL EIGHT: Zoe Bell Joins Quentin Tarantino Western
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-zoe-bell/

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/adgy/Message%20Board/dance.gif

jerseydevil
January 23rd, 2015, 08:04 PM
annnnnnnnnnnd the Adgy trap...IS SPRUNG!!!!!!

adgy-san
January 28th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Docks On Blu-ray On March 31st, Extras Revealed (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/christopher-nolans-interstellar-docks-on-blu-ray-on-march-31st-extras-revealed-20150123)


The Science of Interstellar - Extended cut of the broadcast special.
Plotting an Interstellar Journey - Discusses the film's origins, influences and narrative designs.
Life on Cooper's Farm - Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.
The Dust - Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm.
TARS and CASE - Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film.
Cosmic Sounds - The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer's unforgettable score.
The Space Suits - A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them.
The Endurance - Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley.
Shooting in Iceland: Miller's Planet/Mann's Planet - Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country.
The Ranger and the Lander - A look at the other two spaceships in the film.
Miniatures in Space - Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence.
The Simulation of Zero-G - Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment.
Celestial Landmarks - Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience.
Across All Dimensions and Time - A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen.
Final Thoughts - The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience.
Theatrical Trailers

jerseydevil
January 28th, 2015, 04:43 PM
hooray


What? No Adamantium plated God's Right Hand Criterion edition?

jerseydevil
January 29th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Exclusive: M. Night Shyamalan Talks THE VISIT and UNBREAKABLE 2
http://collider.com/unbreakable-2-the-visit-m-night-shyamalan/

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 04:28 PM
Watch: Fascinating Video Essay 'The Geometry Of A Scene' Explores The Technique Of Akira Kurosawa (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-fascinating-video-essay-the-geometry-of-a-scene-explores-the-technique-of-akira-kurosawa-20150129)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGc-K7giqKM

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Martin Scorsese & Kenneth Branagh Have Had "Informal Conversations" About A 'Macbeth' Movie (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/martin-scorsese-kenneth-branagh-have-had-informal-conversations-about-a-macbeth-movie-20150130)

Sign me up.

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Watch: Rare Teaser Trailer For 'The Thing' Plus Vintage Featurette, Deleted Scenes & An Alternate Ending (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-rare-teaser-trailer-for-the-thing-plus-vintage-featurette-deleted-scenes-and-an-alternate-ending-20150204)

All different videos at the link.

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Berlin Review: Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, And More (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/berlin-review-werner-herzogs-queen-of-the-desert-starring-nicole-kidman-james-franco-robert-pattinson-and-more-20150206)


Actually, Herzog himself scarcely shows through, except moments in brief scenes: of vultures picking over human bones, of dromedaries lasciviously lapping up water, of the faces of the Bedouin, of the eternally shifting sands. And each time they appear, you get a sense of what might have been — imagine if he'd made Kidman live in the desert for a year among the tribes. Imagine if he'd hypnotized the entire cast. Imagine if Bell were played by Klaus Kinski in a dress. Ah yes, just imagine if "Queen of the Desert" had been directed by the Werner Herzog. [C]

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 05:03 PM
Berlin: Jodorowsky Pens, Directs ‘Poetry’ (Exclusive) (http://variety.com/2015/film/global/berlin-jodorowsky-pens-directs-poetry-exclusive-1201423417/)


Alejandro Jodorowsky is set to produce and direct “Endless Poetry,” the continuation of his latest film “The Dance of Reality,” which played at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight.

A Chilean-French-Japanese production, “Endless Poetry” is a fantasy-filled autobiographical tale based on the last chapters of Jodorowsky’s book “The Dance of Reality.”

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 05:20 PM
Must Watch: 3-Hour Video Essay Examination Into The Films & Career Of Stanley Kubrick (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/must-watch-3-hour-video-essay-examination-into-the-films-career-of-stanley-kubrick-20150211)


For the past little while, the folks at The Directors Series have been putting together an extensive, detailed look Kubrick's career in a series of video essays, which is now complete. Running nearly three hours long (!!) and spread across five parts, these are some great, deep looks at Kubrick's work, the evolution of his techniques, and much more. It's perhaps fitting that the longest essay spans "2001: A Space Odyssey" to "The Shining," a particularly incredible run for the filmmaker.

There just aren't enough hours in a day...

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 05:25 PM
Jean-Pierre Jeunet Blames Harvey Weinstein For 'Amelie' Not Winning Oscars, Says He Wants To Cut 'Spivet' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/jean-pierre-jeunet-blames-harvey-weinstein-for-amelie-not-winning-oscars-says-he-wants-to-cut-spivet-20150213)


When Harvey Weinstein signed TS Spivet for the United States, he had seen the finished film. And Gaumont had made it clear that since I had the final cut, I would not change even the smallest detail. A fact that didn’t stop him from trying to bully his way into redoing the film in his own way. As he always does with films....

....Weinstein is like a gallery owner that says to a painter: “Americans don’t like green, so I’ll ask the framer to use blue” … Weinstein is actually all about power. Like a dog marking a tree, he MUST change all the movies he buys.

WHY do people keep giving their movies to these pricks if they know this is going to happen?

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 05:27 PM
Watch: Linear, Full Length Re-Cut Of Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-linear-full-length-re-cut-of-darren-aronofskys-the-fountain-20150213)

I don't really have any desire to watch this, but it does make me want to put the "original" on again. It's been too long since I've seen it.

BigBrown
February 16th, 2015, 05:46 PM
Watch: Linear, Full Length Re-Cut Of Darren Aronofsky's 'The Fountain' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-linear-full-length-re-cut-of-darren-aronofskys-the-fountain-20150213)

I don't really have any desire to watch this, but it does make me want to put the "original" on again. It's been too long since I've seen it.

That just baffling, I mean it's not like it's a linear story anyway. They're kinda missing the point.

adgy-san
February 16th, 2015, 06:05 PM
That just baffling, I mean it's not like it's a linear story anyway. They're kinda missing the point.

Exactly.

KingsFan1985
February 17th, 2015, 08:28 PM
Darren Aronofsky is one of those directors who either hits a grand slam, or he ends up striking out looking an idiot.

I haven't seen the Fountain since it came out, but I remember thinking at the time it was one of the most pretentious films I had ever seen. His next film (the Wrestler) felt like a total 180 style wise, narrative wise, and it felt like a more mature film compared to the Fountain.

Sometimes I get the feeling that some of these directors in Hollywood are pulling a Fellini, and they only make films to get in to the pants of women. I get that vibe from Aronofsky sometimes, and the Fountain is one of those films I think might be guilty of that mentality. I'm still convinced Noah was made to get in the pants of some Kabbalah chick.

jerseydevil
February 18th, 2015, 07:45 PM
Red-Band Trailer for MAPS TO THE STARS Goes for Maximum Intensity
http://collider.com/maps-to-the-stars-red-band-trailer/


David Cronenberg is a great director, but his latest movie, Maps to the Stars, has received mixed reviews after playing at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Perri liked it when she saw at the New York Film Festival. The movie first opened in Italy and France all the way back in May.

The official synopsis paints a bizarre picture:

Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town ? mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption ? and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she?s determined to find it, no matter what it takes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltwkZFB1HtM

jerseydevil
February 18th, 2015, 07:48 PM
MY LIFE DIRECTED Trailer Reveals Nicolas Winding Refn’s Turmoil While Making ONLY GOD FORGIVES
http://collider.com/my-life-directed-trailer-nicolas-winding-refn/


RADiUS-TWC has released the first My Life Directed trailer for writer/director Liv Corfixen’s upcoming documentary. The film takes an intimate look at filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn’s process while making Only God Forgives, as he struggles to capitalize on the success of Drive and shoot the film in Bangkok. The fact that Corfixen is Refn’s wife means we get revealing access to the filmmaker, and indeed the doc doesn’t shy away from Refn’s frustration during the production.

Here’s the official synopsis for My Life Directed:

In MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Refn’s own deep conflict is swinging in the breeze as we witness him wrestle with the particularly challenging production of ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Directed and shot by his wife Liv Corfixen over the duration of the production and subsequent Cannes debut, MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN captures the very private and intimate moments to which a traditional documentary crew simply wouldn’t have access. The result is a fascinating, detailed look at a creative genius at work and also a portrait of a director torn between the general public’s desire for a “DRIVE 2″ and his own mission to explore more challenging narrative territory.

Wow. This guy is a Danish Ti West. Sorry Adgy, this guy is Douche Bagalow.

adgy-san
February 19th, 2015, 05:05 PM
MY LIFE DIRECTED Trailer Reveals Nicolas Winding Refn’s Turmoil While Making ONLY GOD FORGIVES
http://collider.com/my-life-directed-trailer-nicolas-winding-refn/



Wow. This guy is a Danish Ti West. Sorry Adgy, this guy is Douche Bagalow.

Ugh. Well, that's unfortunate.

KingsFan1985
February 20th, 2015, 02:55 PM
MY LIFE DIRECTED Trailer Reveals Nicolas Winding Refn?s Turmoil While Making ONLY GOD FORGIVES
http://collider.com/my-life-directed-trailer-nicolas-winding-refn/



Wow. This guy is a Danish Ti West. Sorry Adgy, this guy is Douche Bagalow.

I think he's more like the Danish Richard Kelly. A cinematographer who thinks he's a director.

jerseydevil
February 23rd, 2015, 10:20 PM
Rooney Mara Confirms GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Sequel Probably Isn’t Going to Happen
http://collider.com/girl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-sequel-dead/

jerseydevil
March 1st, 2015, 02:42 PM
80′s Babe and Voice Actor Joins Rob Zombie’s ’31′
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3334112/80s-babe-voice-actor-joins-rob-zombies-31/

Kinda looking forward to seeing RZ go a little diy and, what sounds like, hard R borderline exploitation. Thought Lords of Salem was horribly underrated btw.

adgy-san
March 3rd, 2015, 12:29 PM
Review: David Cronenberg's Scandalous And Sickly Enjoyable 'Maps To The Stars' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-david-cronenbergs-scandalous-and-sickly-enjoyable-maps-to-the-stars-20150224)


But on the whole, the film is a sickly enjoyable wallow in the scandalous, ****ed-up side of showbusiness, and a real return to form for the filmmaker. If nothing else, it'll rid you of any last desire to go on an actual LA star tour, and that alone is something to be thankful for. [B+]

jerseydevil
March 11th, 2015, 08:29 AM
Guy Ritchie Reveals First KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE Image from the Set
http://collider.com/knights-of-the-round-table-image-charlie-hunnam/

jerseydevil
March 13th, 2015, 01:28 PM
Kevin Smith Is Definitely Making A Sequel To ‘Mallrats’
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/03/kevin-smith-is-definitely-making-a-sequel-to-mallrats/

KingInTheWest
March 13th, 2015, 10:49 PM
Breakfasts come and go, Renee, but Hartford? The Whale? They only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime.

jerseydevil
March 14th, 2015, 08:21 PM
The 34 Biggest Actor vs. Director Fights in Hollywood
http://www.ranker.com/list/actor-director-fights/matthewcoleweiss

jerseydevil
March 14th, 2015, 09:08 PM
Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice in Quentin Tarantino Films
http://www.ranker.com/list/quentin-tarantino-easter-eggs/zacharyjamesniblick?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=Quentin_Tarantino_Secrets_Desktop_1

adgy-san
March 16th, 2015, 12:15 PM
Easter Eggs You Didn't Notice in Quentin Tarantino Films
http://www.ranker.com/list/quentin-tarantino-easter-eggs/zacharyjamesniblick?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=Quentin_Tarantino_Secrets_Desktop_1


Michael Jai White, known for his titular role in Black Dynamite, was supposed to make an in-character appearance in Kill Bill: Vol 2. An entire fight scene was filmed, but was inevitably cut from the final film.

Are you ****ing kidding me? Why is this the first I'm ever hearing about it and when the **** is someone going to leak it????

Nice read, was not aware of many of those.

jerseydevil
March 16th, 2015, 07:58 PM
The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar’ Is ‘Very Hudsucker Proxy,’ Says Ray Ploshansky
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/03/the-coen-brothers-wacky-and-zany-hail-caesar-shoots-this-week-says-ray-ploshansky/

Yeah...cause that'll sell tickets.

jerseydevil
March 19th, 2015, 05:50 PM
Jonathan Nolan Reveals the Original Ending to INTERSTELLAR
http://collider.com/interstellar-original-ending-jonathan-nolan/

I don't want to step on any toes(yesIdoYesIdo) but, can we call this what it was...a bomb. Considering the hype, the cost and the unadulterated worship of your false idol...this movie underperformed tremendously. And, more importantly, the conversation pretty much petered out after the first weekend.

adgy-san
March 20th, 2015, 12:17 PM
Jonathan Nolan Reveals the Original Ending to INTERSTELLAR
http://collider.com/interstellar-original-ending-jonathan-nolan/

I don't want to step on any toes(yesIdoYesIdo) but, can we call this what it was...a bomb. Considering the hype, the cost and the unadulterated worship of your false idol...this movie underperformed tremendously. And, more importantly, the conversation pretty much petered out after the first weekend.

I guess that depends on your definition of bomb (can a movie that makes a profit be considered that, even if it was small?). The movie did way better overseas than it did out here.

It is pretty interesting to me that it under-performed like it did. Was it just the lukewarm reviews, or something else?

BigBrown
March 20th, 2015, 02:17 PM
A movie that wasn't a remake, a sequel or a superhero movie failed to get huge numbers. I'm shocked. Come on JD, you're better than that. You know that box office results are hardly a measure of quality. Really, that it did as well as it did is more surprising to me because a three hour long space travel movie has very little mainstream appeal. International numbers look great.

Now I have watched it again recently and it really helped me solidify my opinion of it since the first viewing is such a trip. There are some things I don't like and there are some things I really like. I might have to step down a bit from my initial impression, which was expected, but I still love just about every scene that takes place outside of Earth.

jerseydevil
March 20th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Obviously you haven't been following my anti Nolan manifestos around here Brownie. And yeah...when a movie as high profile as Interstellar was barely wins it's opening(soft) weekend and then follows up by petering out with a resounding lack of buzz...especially given all the IMAX screenings and early showings and the best you can say is 'well...it did better internationally' guess what...that's a fail. I like that Nolan's brother, whose hands he pretty much ripped the project out of, is going around saying...'this is what I wanted to do'. Come on...lets call a turd a turd. This was given top $$$$$$ and arguably the hottest star at the time, and still...what, 3 months later, it's an afterthought. INCEPTION was the same set of circumstances. And that movie, flawed as it was, made money. I love that you guys are still defending Nolan, but it's time to fess up. I think even Nasti Marvasti would probably say the same thing you said about how he originally thought it was a better picture than it was. And don't give me that hooey about non sequel, original sci fi, non superhero movie...because GRAVITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BigBrown
March 20th, 2015, 04:10 PM
Hey if you want to claim some sort of victory for a Nolan movie not doing well by Nolan standards then go ahead but you're knocking us for "defending Nolan" when you base your argument around box office success. All I'm saying is who cares, if box office was an indicator then Transformers 4 is movie of the year.

KingInTheWest
March 20th, 2015, 11:38 PM
Boo hoo, Nolan's worst movie was a flawed but still highly watchable entertainment that was not a $300 million blockbuster. I guess he will only have Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Inception, and the best series of superhero movies by a mile to fall back on.

Jupiter Ascending, that was a bomb.

jerseydevil
March 21st, 2015, 10:28 AM
you guys just CAN'T admit he made a bad movie...amazing. And no...box office is not the be all end all and shouldn't be used to judge the quality of a movie...but in this case it's relevant simply due to the ridiculous amount of money it cost to make that movie.

BigBrown
March 23rd, 2015, 05:53 AM
you guys just CAN'T admit he made a bad movie...amazing. And no...box office is not the be all end all and shouldn't be used to judge the quality of a movie...but in this case it's relevant simply due to the ridiculous amount of money it cost to make that movie.

If you wanna go down that road, Pacific Rim cost more and made much less.

jerseydevil
March 23rd, 2015, 06:15 AM
If you wanna go down that road, Pacific Rim cost more and made much less.

But at least it wasn't Bo-rrrrrrrring. Goddamned quantum physics lecture wrapped in a hokey overly sentimentalized story. At least Del Toro didn't have the hubris to think he could remake 2001 and throw in Contact and do it better.

adgy-san
March 23rd, 2015, 08:56 AM
Hoo boy.

BigBrown
March 23rd, 2015, 02:58 PM
But at least it wasn't Bo-rrrrrrrring. Goddamned quantum physics lecture wrapped in a hokey overly sentimentalized story. At least Del Toro didn't have the hubris to think he could remake 2001 and throw in Contact and do it better.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

:cheers:

adgy-san
March 23rd, 2015, 04:47 PM
Paramount to Take Audiences Beyond the World of Interstellar (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16355)


Fathom Events, in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, takes audiences "Beyond the World of 'Interstellar'" for a special one-night presentation in select U.S. movie theaters on April 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

...returns to theaters with exclusive bonus footage including red carpet interviews from the gala screening of "Interstellar" at the Royal Albert Hall in London; plus footage of Christopher Nolan, world-renowned physicist Kip Thorne and composer Hans Zimmer discussing the art, science and music behind the film at the "Interstellar Live" event in London. In addition, behind-the-scenes footage from the film's Blu-ray release will also be shown.

Better get your tickets now, JD!!! mhihi:

KingInTheWest
March 23rd, 2015, 11:31 PM
But at least it wasn't Bo-rrrrrrrring. Goddamned quantum physics lecture wrapped in a hokey overly sentimentalized story. At least Del Toro didn't have the hubris to think he could remake 2001 and throw in Contact and do it better.

Hey, I think Del Toro actually improved on Real Steel when he remade it.

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 08:59 AM
Hey, I think Del Toro actually improved on Real Steel when he remade it.

Hey...if you are gonna crib something, crib something you can make better.

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 02:14 PM
George Miller on the origins of 'Fury Road' and the influence of 'Road Warrior'

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/george-miller-on-the-origins-of-fury-road-and-the-influence-of-road-warrior#9RLpIikqhFDHqacJ.99

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 06:24 PM
Not sure where to put this, simply because we do not have an ALL THINGS:HOLY CRAP!!!!!! Thread

Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx as a Gangster Rap Artist in Harmony Korine’s THE TRAP
http://collider.com/the-trap-idris-elba-al-pacino-robert-pattinson/


Elba will play a gangster rap artist named Rico who is at the top of his career when Slim (Del Toro), his best friend who took the fall for him for a robbery, is released from prison after 14 years. Now on the outside, Slim is determined to exact revenge on his adversary, who not only achieved fame and fortune but also married Slim’s ex-girlfriend and has raised Slim’s son as his own.


If the notion of Elba playing a gangster rap artist isn’t enticing enough, wait until you hear who these new additions are playing. Pattinson is set as an Uzi-wielding surfer enlisted by Slim to help get back at Rico, Franco will take on the role of Rico’s cocaine-happy manager, and Pacino will be playing Slim’s parole officer. Give me this movie now, please.

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 10:40 PM
This ‘Django Unchained’ Party Ad Is Probably The Worst Thing On Craigslist
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/03/this-django-unchained-party-ad-is-probably-the-worst-thing-on-craigslist/

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/rtbstrd1331150/django_zpsyvjbwhch.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/rtbstrd1331150/django_zpsyvjbwhch.jpg.html)

SmytheKing
March 24th, 2015, 10:46 PM
This ‘Django Unchained’ Party Ad Is Probably The Worst Thing On Craigslist
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/03/this-django-unchained-party-ad-is-probably-the-worst-thing-on-craigslist/

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/rtbstrd1331150/django_zpsyvjbwhch.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/rtbstrd1331150/django_zpsyvjbwhch.jpg.html)

Who knew Paula Deen was married?

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 10:51 PM
Who knew Paula Deen was married?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34

KingInTheWest
March 24th, 2015, 10:56 PM
Fake.

jerseydevil
March 24th, 2015, 11:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToQVoyWWluQ

jerseydevil
March 25th, 2015, 07:31 PM
Steven Spielberg to Direct READY PLAYER ONE
http://collider.com/ready-player-one-steven-spielberg/

SmytheKing
March 25th, 2015, 08:31 PM
Steven Spielberg to Direct READY PLAYER ONE
http://collider.com/ready-player-one-steven-spielberg/
Love the book

LetTigerIn
March 26th, 2015, 05:13 PM
I finally watched Interstellar on the plane. I liked it. Didn't love it.

jerseydevil
March 27th, 2015, 10:14 PM
Kevin Smith Is Bringing Back Jason Lee And Jeremy London For ‘Mallrats 2′
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/03/kevin-smith-is-bringing-back-jason-lee-and-jeremy-london-for-mallrats-2/

It's been a Earl Age since Jason Lee was any good...

KingInTheWest
March 28th, 2015, 01:30 AM
I would see a Mallrats two. The parody of The Dating Game at the end is one of the most perfect parodies of anything ever. Will Brenda be back?

Has Earl done anything since Earl?

orpheus
March 30th, 2015, 05:49 PM
CRUISING AROUND TOWN WITH KUBRICK AT THE BACK OR: HOW PETER WEBBER ACQUIRED STANLEY’S BELOVED MERCEDES

http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/cruising-around-town-with-kubrick-at-the-back-or-how-peter-webber-acquired-stanleys-beloved-mercedes/

jerseydevil
March 31st, 2015, 10:28 PM
DIRECTORS CUTS: TOP 7 JOE DANTE MOVIES
http://nerdist.com/directors-cuts-top-7-joe-dante-movies/

I realize I throw the term '' 'orribly underrated " about a lot...still.

LetTigerIn
April 1st, 2015, 02:51 PM
DIRECTORS CUTS: TOP 7 JOE DANTE MOVIES
http://nerdist.com/directors-cuts-top-7-joe-dante-movies/

I realize I throw the term '' 'orribly underrated " about a lot...still.


Plus, the added bonus is guaranteed Dick Miller.

adgy-san
April 8th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Watch: David Cronenberg's 23-Minute, 1976 TV Short 'The Italian Machine' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-david-cronenbergs-23-minute-1976-tv-short-the-italian-machine-20150310)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6KM_IZiCg

adgy-san
April 8th, 2015, 03:41 PM
Watch: 'Blind Leading The Blind' Supercut Highlights Darren Aronofsky's Unique Tracking Shots (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-blind-leading-the-blind-supercut-highlights-darren-aronofskys-unique-tracking-shots-20150311)


https://vimeo.com/121628878

adgy-san
April 8th, 2015, 04:25 PM
Quentin Tarantino's List Of His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/quentin-tarantinos-list-of-his-20-favorite-spaghetti-westerns-20150326)


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965)
Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)
Day of Anger (Tonino Valerii, 1967)
Death Rides a Horse (Giulio Petroni, 1967)
Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci,1966)
The Return of Ringo (Duccio Tessar, 1965)
The Big Gundown (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
A Pistol for Ringo (Duccio Tessari, 1965)
The Dirty Outlaws (Franco Rossetti, 1967)
The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
The Grand Duel (Giancarlo Santi, 1972)
Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead (Giuseppe Vari, 1971)
Tepepa (Giulio Petroni, 1968)
The Ugly Ones (Eugenio Martin, 1966)
Viva Django! (Ferdinando Baldi, 1967)
Machine Gun Killers (Paolo Bianchini, 1968)

LetTigerIn
April 8th, 2015, 05:53 PM
Watch: 'Blind Leading The Blind' Supercut Highlights Darren Aronofsky's Unique Tracking Shots (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-blind-leading-the-blind-supercut-highlights-darren-aronofskys-unique-tracking-shots-20150311)


https://vimeo.com/121628878


That's an interesting observation. I think I noticed this camera position most in The Wrestler.

The editor suggests it represents a sense of confusion for the character. Likewise, in a documentary, the camera frequently finds itself in this position when things get hectic, so it does seem like it would be properly evocative when a character heads into the unknown. I don't think it's necessarily all about confusion, though. It can draw you into the film and perhaps the character in a personal way, too. Without seeing the character on the screen, it almost puts you into the place of the character, ala a third-person video game. This is certainly a visual language familiar to a modern audience.

Anyway, it obviously made me stop and ponder for a moment. So, thanks!

jerseydevil
April 8th, 2015, 08:56 PM
Ang Lee. remember him...

Vin Diesel and Chris Tucker Team Up for BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK
http://collider.com/vin-diesel-chris-tucker-billy-lynns-long-halftime-walk/


I had a blind spot for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk until today but now I’m finally getting clued into this crazy Ang Lee (The Ice Storm, Hulk) directed project via the announcement that Vin Diesel and the ever elusive Chris Tucker have joined the cast. Based on the Ben Fountain novel of the same name, the film is an Iraq War satire that takes place in Texas and revolves around the surviving members of a squad of soldiers who, while preparing to return to Iraq, embark on a media-intensive “Victory Tour” at Texas Stadium. Most of the story takes place on the day of their appearance at the stadium, with flashbacks scattered throughout.

The cast for this one is all over the place in a fairly great way and includes Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Steve Martin. Simon Beaufoy will adapt Fountain’s book for the screen. Tucker is a virtual ghost these days, who finally seems to be coming out of his shell in lieu of any impending Rush Hour movies. His last film was Silver Linings Playbook for David O. Russell. Interestingly enough, this film will be shot in Ultra High Frame Rate 3D. I’m not sure what about the material beckons for that approach, but I’m genuinely curious to her how it’s employed. Vin Diesel’s Furious 7 muscle should leverage some folks into theaters for this one.

adgy-san
April 10th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Watch: Video Essay Dives Into The Psychology And Symbolism Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Bronson' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-video-essay-dives-into-the-psychology-and-symbolism-of-nicolas-winding-refns-bronson-20150410)


https://vimeo.com/119986853

By the way, that documentary about Refn is on Netflix now.

jerseydevil
April 15th, 2015, 09:52 AM
Watch: Christopher Nolan Tribute Video Journeys Through His Filmography in 15 Minutes
http://collider.com/christopher-nolan-tribute-video-journeys-filmography/

hooray.

orpheus
April 15th, 2015, 11:05 AM
Watch: Christopher Nolan Tribute Video Journeys Through His Filmography in 15 Minutes
http://collider.com/christopher-nolan-tribute-video-journeys-filmography/

hooray.

Are you being Sarcastic, dude?

https://senseofrightalliance.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/are-you-being-sarcastic-i-dont-even-know-anymore.jpg?w=500

mhihi:

jerseydevil
April 16th, 2015, 09:24 PM
Here?s Our First High-Quality Look At The Bloody Teaser For Tarantino?s ?The Hateful Eight?
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/04/high-quality-the-hateful-eight-teaser-trailer-tarantino/

Cannot embed.

adgy-san
May 5th, 2015, 10:55 AM
Watch: Trailer For Restored, 50th Anniversary Release Of Orson Welles’ Masterpiece 'Falstaff Chimes at Midnight' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-trailer-for-restored-50th-anniversary-release-of-orson-welles-masterpiece-falstaff-chimes-at-midnight-20150504)


Up until this year, it was very hard to find a home video copy of the film stateside, but now things are getting slightly easier. Fans of Welles’ epic had to shell out big bucks for a European DVD with an apparently muddy transfer. Fortunately, “Falstaff Chimes of Midnight” has been lovingly restored and is on its way to a limited theatrical run in the U.K. on May 1st, to be followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release on June 29th via Mr. Bongo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRoyUcOi4E

adgy-san
May 5th, 2015, 10:56 AM
First Official Image: Andrew Garfield In Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/first-official-image-andrew-garfield-in-martin-scorseses-silence-20150504)

http://cdn.indiewire.com/dims4/INDIEWIRE/60f9831/2147483647/thumbnail/680x478/quality/75/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fd1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net%2F 7d%2F71%2F910d50a8425da8316bfabcf23086%2Fsilence.j pg


Well, it's now filming, and today the first official image from the production has been revealed. Also featuring Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Adam Driver, the film follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and spread the gospel of Christianity.

The film is slated for release in 2016.

I was unaware that this had been casted, let alone started shooting.

adgy-san
May 6th, 2015, 03:00 PM
Newly Restored The Third Man Heading to Blu-ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=16712)


StudioCanal will release on Bky-ray the recent 4K restoration of Carol Reed's The Third Man, starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, and Bernard Lee. The release will be available for purchase on July 20.

In addition to the standard edition, StudioCanal will release a Collector's Edition set.

The 4K restoration will also be screened during the Centennial Orson Welles Celebration at this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

Restoration details: Intermediate film print, 2nd generation of nitrate film (non-existent original negative), scanned in 4K and restored frame by frame in 4K by Deluxe in England. Restoration supervised by StudioCanal.

Very happy to see this coming back into print. I managed to get my hands on a Criterion DVD (not Blu), and this might be one of those movies worth owning in multiple formats.

adgy-san
May 7th, 2015, 08:41 AM
Retrospective: The Directorial Films Of Orson Welles (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/retrospective-the-directorial-films-of-orson-welles-20150506)

I haven't seen enough of these.

adgy-san
May 7th, 2015, 08:42 AM
First Look: Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, And Kurt Russell In Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/first-look-samuel-l-jackson-jennifer-jason-leigh-and-kurt-russell-in-quentin-tarantinos-the-hateful-eight-20150507)

http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/9f/27/b4e019f34c0cb9edae73c39f533b/the-hateful-eight.jpg

jerseydevil
May 9th, 2015, 11:49 AM
New THE HATEFUL EIGHT Pictures Show off Hats, Guns and More Fur
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-pictures-show-off-hats-guns-and-more-fur/

So very nice to see Michael Madsen and Tim Roth in a movie of substance. And Kurt Russell is just more man than I will ever be.

jerseydevil
May 10th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight': EW Exclusive Character Portraits
http://www.ew.com/gallery/hateful-eight-character-portraits?hootPostID=21446317e70876666a4ba856fc892 a35

Hipcheck
May 10th, 2015, 08:20 PM
I watched "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia" last night.

I can only wonder how many people who claim to be huge tarantino fans are completely oblivious to the name of Sam Peckinpah.

adgy-san
May 11th, 2015, 11:01 AM
Kevin Smith's "Mallrats" Sequel is Called "MallBrats" (http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/kevin-smiths-mallrats-sequel-is-called-mallbrats)


“IT’S MALL OR NOTHING!” he wrote on Facebook. “20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends, new jokes and a bloody battle with Stan Lee! This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here … #MallBrats”

jerseydevil
May 11th, 2015, 11:24 AM
I am an unabashed Kevin Smith fan. If he wants to keep recycling his old flicks and making weird cautionary tales about the perils of going full walrus, then I say...TAKE MY MONEY. Don't care what anyone says, Clerks 2 still moves me to tears.

jerseydevil
May 11th, 2015, 11:26 AM
I watched "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia" last night.

I can only wonder how many people who claim to be huge tarantino fans are completely oblivious to the name of Sam Peckinpah.

It is more the fault of the viewer than the man hisself. QT don't try to hide the fact that he cribs, and if you are gonna be 'influenced', there are worse directors to steal from. Hell, he wears his influences on his sleeve if you look at the lineup at The New Bev most nights.

adgy-san
May 11th, 2015, 11:29 AM
I am an unabashed Kevin Smith fan. If he wants to keep recycling his old flicks and making weird cautionary tales about the perils of going full walrus, then I say...TAKE MY MONEY. Don't care what anyone says, Clerks 2 still moves me to tears.

I'm down for good dick jokes any day. I haven't seen Tusk yet, but even with something like Red State (which I thought was ok), I like seeing him step out of his comfort zone.

In other words, he's going to get my money no matter what, pretty much.

jerseydevil
May 11th, 2015, 11:46 AM
oh, you gotta see Tusk...

adgy-san
May 11th, 2015, 11:49 AM
As soon as it shows up on a goddamn movie channel or Netflix!

Hipcheck
May 11th, 2015, 07:37 PM
New THE HATEFUL EIGHT Pictures Show off Hats, Guns and More Fur
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-pictures-show-off-hats-guns-and-more-fur/

So very nice to see Michael Madsen and Tim Roth in a movie of substance. And Kurt Russell is just more man than I will ever be.

If Tarantino really wanted to take a chance he would have cast Sam Jackson as General Sandy Smithers "The Confederate."

KingsFan1985
May 11th, 2015, 10:46 PM
I watched "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia" last night.

I can only wonder how many people who claim to be huge tarantino fans are completely oblivious to the name of Sam Peckinpah.


It is more the fault of the viewer than the man hisself. QT don't try to hide the fact that he cribs, and if you are gonna be 'influenced', there are worse directors to steal from. Hell, he wears his influences on his sleeve if you look at the lineup at The New Bev most nights.


I wonder how many QT fans, or people who go to the New Beverly are even aware of what the French New Wave is?

I do agree that the fault lies largely with the viewer not being as educated about film as Tarantino is.

There is a fine line between homage,
http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/28000000/Game-Of-Death-bruce-lee-28071136-800-354.jpg
http://theathleticnerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Kill-Bill-The-Bride-crazy-88.jpg


and straight up ripping something off.
http://assets.vg247.com/current//2015/03/battle_royale_film_1.jpg
http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/ddca3e31-98a9-4a98-96f0-1cb68af57667/c0ce0d70-f690-4b96-893b-aae48c5a5b95.jpg


Without getting into a boring language of film explanation, someone who homages understands what made the original great in the first place, while someone who rips things off doesn't get it. That's why rip off artists always pander to people who don't get that they're ripping something off, while people who pay homage and are influenced by great films have no problems being very open about where their influences come from.



I am an unabashed Kevin Smith fan. If he wants to keep recycling his old flicks and making weird cautionary tales about the perils of going full walrus, then I say...TAKE MY MONEY. Don't care what anyone says, Clerks 2 still moves me to tears.

Everything Kevin Smith made up until Clerks 2 I thought was great, but then he made that cop movie. I actually don't mind when KS goes dark now because he's actually pretty good at it. Red State I thought was one of his best films. The problem people have with recent Kevin Smith is that he seems to have completely lost his ability to be funny. The convenient store scene in Tusk feels like someone is doing painfully bad job at ripping off Clerks. The humor in general in Tusk and Cop Out is teeth grinding bad.

jerseydevil
May 12th, 2015, 07:54 AM
Everything Kevin Smith made up until Clerks 2 I thought was great, but then he made that cop movie. I actually don't mind when KS goes dark now because he's actually pretty good at it. Red State I thought was one of his best films. The problem people have with recent Kevin Smith is that he seems to have completely lost his ability to be funny. The convenient store scene in Tusk feels like someone is doing painfully bad job at ripping off Clerks. The humor in general in Tusk and Cop Out is teeth grinding bad.

I will give you that the Inspector Clouseau and convenience store scenes were awkward...but I think that's a case of him simply connecting with an idea and not really crafting it like he has done in the past. I think that Mallbrats and Clerks 3 are a little more important to him and he will spend some time to capture the groove other than the guerilla style of Tusk/Red State. And sorry, but I still watch Cop Out fondly. Even though it almost ended his career both in his own mind and in the eyes of Hollywood. If I am the only person who digs that film, so be it. It will be my albatross to bear.

adgy-san
May 12th, 2015, 08:50 AM
I wonder how many QT fans, or people who go to the New Beverly are even aware of what the French New Wave is?

I think if you're into movies enough to endure the seats at the New Beverly, you've probably at least heard the term and know the name Godard. :)

adgy-san
May 12th, 2015, 08:51 AM
I will give you that the Inspector Clouseau and convenience store scenes were awkward...but I think that's a case of him simply connecting with an idea and not really crafting it like he has done in the past. I think that Mallbrats and Clerks 3 are a little more important to him and he will spend some time to capture the groove other than the guerilla style of Tusk/Red State. And sorry, but I still watch Cop Out fondly. Even though it almost ended his career both in his own mind and in the eyes of Hollywood. If I am the only person who digs that film, so be it. It will be my albatross to bear.

I enjoyed Cop Out, as well.

BigBrown
May 12th, 2015, 09:18 AM
Dunno if it's coincidence or not but I haven't really enjoyed any of the movies he's made after he becaming a stoner. I thought Zach and Miri was pretty funny but Cop Out and Tusk are painful at times, Red State is passable only because Michael Parks' spellbinding performance.

jerseydevil
May 12th, 2015, 10:33 AM
I enjoyed Cop Out, as well.

You and me against the world brother...I love blasting that Harold Faltermeyer theme song in my new truck!!!!

adgy-san
May 13th, 2015, 12:06 PM
Jim Jarmusch And Terry Gilliam Ink Movie Deals With Amazon (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/jim-jarmusch-and-terry-gilliam-ink-movie-deals-with-amazon-20150513)

No word yet on what movies. S'good, though. Throw all the money at Gilliam, please.

jerseydevil
May 14th, 2015, 09:20 PM
https://vimeo.com/127551145

LetTigerIn
May 20th, 2015, 09:53 AM
This seems like an opportune time to list my five favorite movies directed by George Miller.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. The Road Warrior
3. Lorenzo's Oil
4. Happy Feet
5. Mad Max

adgy-san
May 20th, 2015, 09:56 AM
This seems like an opportune time to list my five favorite movies directed by George Miller.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. The Road Warrior
3. Lorenzo's Oil
4. Happy Feet
5. Mad Max

Did you just rank Happy Feet above the original Mad Max?

LetTigerIn
May 20th, 2015, 09:57 AM
Did you just rank Happy Feet above the original Mad Max?

I'm in a peculiar mood.

adgy-san
May 27th, 2015, 04:24 PM
The Shining Cast And Crew Assemble For 35th Anniversary (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shining-35th-anniversary-cast-crew-797937)

jerseydevil
May 30th, 2015, 10:54 AM
speaking of...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsi06PG7w_0

THE SHINING and GRAND BUDAPEST Mash up Perfectly in “The Grand Overlook Hotel”
http://collider.com/the-shining-grand-budapest-hotel-mash-up-perfectly-in-the-grand-overlook-hotel/

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2015, 01:16 PM
Samuel L. Jackson Says Tarantino Shot THE HATEFUL EIGHT on a Refrigerated Set
http://collider.com/hateful-eight-samuel-l-jackson-says-tarantino-shot-on-a-refrigerated-set/

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2015, 01:28 PM
Kevin Smith Says ‘Yoga Hosers’ Is A Counter To Male-Centric Comic-Book Movies

http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/06/kevin-smith-says-yoga-hosers-is-a-counter-to-male-centric-comic-book-movies/

So much stuff covered here, really good article. Especially this...


He dismissed the idea he’d ever get the chance to direct a comic-book adaptation. But he said if he did, he’d like to put a “noir-ish thriller” spin on a DC Comics character called the Question, a vigilante who erases his facial features with a special substance.

“I’d do what Christopher Nolan did with Batman, except with a superhero no one’s ever heard of whose superpower is face palsy.”

“I always thought if you were in an alley and *****ing Batman showed up you’d be like, ‘Oh *****, Batman.’ But if a dude shows up with no features and starts punching you, you would probably kill yourself in fear,” he explained.

“Whelp, this guy literally has no eyes, nose or mouth. Guess I better hang myself from this fire escape while he swings wildly at the air around him, struggling to breathe.” Yeah, Kevin. Really shocked no one’s beating down your door to make this one.

adgy-san
June 2nd, 2015, 02:32 PM
Kevin Smith Says ‘Yoga Hosers’ Is A Counter To Male-Centric Comic-Book Movies

http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/06/kevin-smith-says-yoga-hosers-is-a-counter-to-male-centric-comic-book-movies/

So much stuff covered here, really good article. Especially this...

Jesus, the guy who is "commenting" on Smith's talk is a ****ing douche.

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2015, 04:08 PM
Jesus, the guy who is "commenting" on Smith's talk is a ****ing douche.

Yeah, I was able to enjoy the article by skipping over his witticisms. I dunno when it started, but the press' open hostility towards the man baffles me. I get that he puts himself out there as an easy target but there is this perception that it is not only okay, but required to repeatedly bash the man. And it's borderline harrasment/assault most times, like here in this article. Is Smith really the danger to cinema that most of these hacks would have you believe? That's why it's so nice to see the man enjoying hisself. It all seemed to really get to him, hence the retirement. Now he just takes it all in stride...and keeps doing what he wants to do. That's why I will always defend/support the man.

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2015, 09:57 PM
Christopher Nolan Finally Addressed The Ambiguous Ending Of ‘Inception,’ Kind Of
http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/06/christopher-nolan-finally-addressed-the-ambiguous-ending-of-inception-kind-of/

presented without comment...KIND OF

****ing overwrought pretentious film school hack!!!!!!

jerseydevil
June 8th, 2015, 01:44 PM
Quentin Tarantino is Retrofitting 50 Theaters with 70mm Projectors for THE HATEFUL EIGHT
http://collider.com/hateful-eight-70mm-theatrical-release/


Tarantino has long been a vocal proponent of film preservation – from his personal archive of film prints, to his no-digital-allowed revival theater The New Beverly, to his persistent dedication to shooting on celluloid – providing the world with the means to properly view his 70mm western it yet another instance of Tarantino putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to the preservation of film in cinema.



Say what you want about the man and his movies...but...

jerseydevil
June 12th, 2015, 12:06 PM
Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT Arrives December 25th in 70mm
http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-the-hateful-eight-release-date-set/

jerseydevil
July 11th, 2015, 09:47 PM
HATEFUL EIGHT Comic-Con Panel Recap: Ennio Morricone’s Score, New Poster, More
http://collider.com/hateful-eight-comic-con-panel-recap-ennio-morricone-score-poster-more/


Tarantino announced that Ennio Morricone will be doing the score for The Hateful Eight, the famed composer’s first Western score in 40 years. The composer is recording the score in Prague.



Oh yeah, the intro video with Sam Jackson giving you a Panavision history along with announcing the road show, was funny as hell.

Get to go pick up my old school Lobby Card that was a gift redemption at the panel.

jerseydevil
July 15th, 2015, 03:15 PM
M. Night Shyamalan Talks THE VISIT, Twist Endings, UNBREAKABLE, Sequels, and More
http://collider.com/m-night-shyamalan-on-the-visit-twist-endings-unbreakable-sequels/

Until they take away his DGA card, the man is still a director.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N3Uk8Y5km8

jerseydevil
July 22nd, 2015, 09:50 PM
David Fincher’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Remake Not Happening Anytime Soon
http://collider.com/david-fincher-strangers-on-a-train-remake-delayed-ben-affleck/

adgy-san
July 31st, 2015, 02:31 PM
Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet' Which Opens This Week (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-first-us-trailer-for-jean-pierre-jeunets-the-young-and-prodigious-spivet-which-opens-this-week-20150730)


Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, and Judy Davis star in the movie about a young boy who wins a contest at the Smithsonian Institute, which changes his life.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g95GdNF7aRo

adgy-san
July 31st, 2015, 02:34 PM
Watch: Full Pilot For Failed 'Clerks' TV Series (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/watch-full-pilot-for-failed-clerks-tv-series-20150731)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR8COL2GGTw


What’s that? You’ve never heard of “Clerks” the TV series? As AV Club reports, such a thing almost came to be. Now, before you wonder how such a potentially groundbreaking show died before leaving the gate, I should tell you that Smith was not involved in any way. Because of his absence, Jay and Silent Bob are noticeably absent (Jay was repurposed by producers as Ray); more so, though, due to his lack of participation, the show’s pilot sucked. Terribly. For proof, take an 89 second break from reading this to watch the show’s opening scene in the full pilot below, and then come back to me. I’ll wait…

Speaking of the actors, you probably recognized the tanning-obsessed customer as Keri Russell. The future “Felicity” star was supposed to be a regular on the show, which starred none other than Jim Breuer. Breuer replaced Anderson as Randal Graves, while Andrew Lowery took over for Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks (and that’s not to imply that either Anderson or O'Halloran have any regrets about not reprising their roles for this awful series that never was, though they both did audition for the role of Dante).

orpheus
July 31st, 2015, 04:16 PM
PROVOCATIVE, PENSIVE AND SPLENDIDLY ACTED, HITCHCOCK’S ‘ROPE’ IS A HECK OF A FILM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLRs1lKWgAA6mZr.jpg

http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/alfred-hitchcocks-rope/

jerseydevil
August 1st, 2015, 10:22 PM
Happy Birthday! Kevin Smith Turns 45 Today
http://comicbook.com/2015/07/31/happy-birthday-kevin-smith-turns-45-today/

jerseydevil
August 10th, 2015, 09:20 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese to Reunite for THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
http://collider.com/leonardo-dicaprio-martin-scorsese-devil-in-the-white-city/

jerseydevil
August 12th, 2015, 11:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnRbXn4-Yis

jerseydevil
August 12th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Bobcat Goldthwait Talks ‘Call Me Lucky,’ Roddy Piper, And The Gathering Of The Juggalos
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/08/bobcat-goldthwait-call-me-lucky-interview-juggalos/

adgy-san
August 20th, 2015, 08:24 AM
The City of Lost Children: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=17420)

No specs yet, but... FINALLY.

jerseydevil
August 22nd, 2015, 11:21 PM
Diablo Cody Probably Won’t Direct a Movie Ever Again
http://www.slashfilm.com/diablo-cody-quitting-directing/

kinda weak. Smart chick. Loud voice. Why quit when you can make a difference?

KingsFan1985
August 23rd, 2015, 11:58 AM
I'm guessing this post would go here?

So I saw Straight Outta Compton this weekend. Going into the movie I feared it would be Hallmark Channel presents the story of NWA, and to an extent it was kind of that but it was still entertaining. I grew up listening to NWA and gangsta rap, so I couldn't help but having my knowledge of how things really went down kind of distract me from the film. From the get go you get that this story is being told from the perspective of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, and while I thought a lot of the Ice Cube and Eazy E stuff was honest and engaging, almost every scene involving Dr. Dre came off like it was a after school television special. I even busted up laughing at one point in the movie that involved a very emotional thing that happened in Dr. Dre's life because that's how cornball some of the scenes were that involved his plotline. While I don't think the way they portrayed Eazy E was a 100% accurate, for the most part his story was the highlight of the entire film, and the actor that portrayed Eazy did a very excellent job playing him. Ice Cube's son also did an admirable job playing his father.

Overall I recommend the film as it's a good film to break up the tediousness of the loud summer blockbuster season. If you don't know anything about NWA just don't go in expecting the bible on how things really went down with the group, and also don't expect this film to be representative of how hood movies really are. Also bring a pee jar because this movie is longer than it needs to be even though the film completely omits one of the important aspects of the NWA story, the feud between Eazy E and Dr. Dre

LetTigerIn
August 23rd, 2015, 08:59 PM
Diablo Cody Probably Won’t Direct a Movie Ever Again
http://www.slashfilm.com/diablo-cody-quitting-directing/

kinda weak. Smart chick. Loud voice. Why quit when you can make a difference?


I don't have a problem with this. If directing does not consume you, then you are doing both yourself and the world a favor by not doing it. Maybe if/when the right project comes along, she will do another u-turn.

jerseydevil
August 24th, 2015, 08:08 AM
In Conversation:Quentin Tarantino
http://www.vulture.com/2015/08/quentin-tarantino-lane-brown-in-conversation.html

Even if you do not like the man, he has no shortage of opinions and is always a strong interview.

jerseydevil
August 25th, 2015, 12:51 PM
Was Bruce Willis Just Fired from Woody Allen’s New Movie?
http://collider.com/bruce-willis-fired-from-new-woody-allen-movie/

jerseydevil
August 28th, 2015, 12:13 PM
'It Follows' director has some notes for Quentin Tarantino as well
http://www.hitfix.com/the-dartboard/it-follows-director-has-some-notes-for-quentin-tarantino-too

Ha. Well done.

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2015, 08:38 PM
Christopher Nolan’s Next Directorial Effort Gets 2017 Release Date
http://collider.com/christopher-nolan-untitled-2017-film-warner-bros/


So … could Nolan be taking over for Ben Affleck as the director of the standalone Batman movie?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj8f7mVUQGo

notbob
September 9th, 2015, 02:49 PM
Bronson: A Retrospective With Director Nicolas Winding Refn (http://screenrant.com/bronson-nicolas-winding-refn-tom-hardy/)

jerseydevil
September 9th, 2015, 10:27 PM
ZACK SNYDER RESPONDS TO SPIELBERG'S SUPERHERO FILM COMMENTS: "HE MIGHT NOT BE WRONG"
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/zack-snyder-responds-to-spielberg-comments-he-might-not-be-wrong


Last week, legendary director Steven Spielberg made a controversial comment about the state of the superhero film, predicting the genre will go the way of the Western in terms of popularity. In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder responded to those comments, saying Spielberg brought up a good point, and explained how he'll keep his DC film franchise fresh.

"He might not be wrong," Snyder said. "I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it. To me, the one thing I love working in the DC universe is that Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman are American mythology. It's not about making a superhero, it's a mythological universe that we live in. That I hope stands the test of time. They stood the test of time. That's hopefully the sort of magic bullet. But who knows what audiences will want in the future."

As to how he'll keep his franchise fresh, he added, "To me it's about the drama, the humanity of it. Those are like Shakespearean characters, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, they have inherent drama built into their makeup."

jerseydevil
September 12th, 2015, 11:39 AM
‘The Lobster’ Review: Cringe-Worthy Absurdism (in a Good Way) | TIFF 2015
http://collider.com/the-lobster-movie-review-colin-farrell-tiff-2015/

Dying to see this. Dogtooth remains one of the strangest movies I have ever seen.

jerseydevil
September 14th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Frances McDormand Will Lead ‘In Bruges’ Director Martin McDonagh’s Next Film
http://collider.com/martin-mcdonagh-next-film-frances-mcdormand-to-lead-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/


McDonagh described the plot:


“It’s about a 50-year-old woman whose daughter is murdered and she goes to war with the police in her home town, because she thinks they are more interested in torturing black people than getting justice


A little more heavy/topical than I like in my flicks...but I will be seeing this cause he is 2 for 2 in my book.

jerseydevil
September 17th, 2015, 12:23 PM
noooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Kevin Smith Is Going To Kill Off A Beloved Character From His Universe In ‘Moose Jaws’
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/09/kevin-smith-moose-jaws-silent-bob/

jerseydevil
September 21st, 2015, 07:05 PM
‘Seven’ Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker Looks Back At What’s Inside The Box, 20 Years Later
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/09/seven-screenwriter-andrew-kevin-walker-looks-back-at-whats-inside-the-box-20-years-later/



[Laughs.] I don’t want to go into it too much because looking back on it I just go, “Why did I rewrite this for them?” Why didn’t I just storm off and say, “Look, I won’t rewrite this, this changes it too much”? But the thing to remember is if I didn’t stick around then I likely wouldn’t have been around when it came back around to Fincher. I’ll just say that it involved, as I remember it, an abandoned church and the seven deadly sins were depicted in a kind of tableau of paintings, and I don’t believe there was any head in the box or anything, there was just a confrontation in an abandoned church. It sounds like the end of Batman.

The head in the box really scared a lot of people creatively along the way, people who were deciding whether to make this movie, deciding whether to put money into this movie. Mike De Luca at New Line championed it, but there were other voices in the process saying, “What if the guy drives out in the end and there’s a box and you open the box and there’s a TV monitor that shows that Gwyneth Paltrow’s character is in jeopardy, but then we can save her,” that kind of thing. So, like I say, thank God for Fincher, thank God for Brad, thank God for Morgan, thank God for De Luca, thank God for Kevin Spacey, thank God for all the people who dug their heels in and said, “Look, this is the ending that’s appropriate.”

There’s nothing wrong with up endings, it’s just that the dark ending of Seven was what it was about. To change the ending to something else was to remove the very heart of the story. It’s about “optimist Mills,” Brad Pitt’s character, going up against this pessimistic kind of world-weary detective in Somerset, Morgan Freeman’s character. Those dramatically-opposed points of view are pushing and pulling each other throughout the story. And then once pessimism is confirmed, even to the optimist who’s been arguing that the fight is always worth fighting, will the pessimist in the light of confirmation of all his worst predictions, will he stay or will he walk away?

The other thing is Seven opened and it did all right moneywise. But the thing that was really surprising was that the next weekend it went through that week and it had very little drop-off. And it sustained for three or four weeks very close to where it had started. I really do think that a lot of that had to do with the fact that the ending had provided an experience that I think is incredibly valuable — but these days is a little bit devalued — and that giving the audience an appropriate and earned ending that is surprising is really a pretty rare thing.

The ending probably had some people arguing about it when they left the theater, or having a conversation about it when they were at the coffee shop afterward. I do thank God that the ending was maintained thanks to these people.

One of Fincher's two best, the other is Fight Club. God bless him for fighting for the ending.

jerseydevil
September 21st, 2015, 07:20 PM
How Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ Trilogy Misses The Point Of Tolkien’s Novel
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/09/the-hobbit-the-underdog-peter-jackson-tolkien/

adgy-san
September 24th, 2015, 08:46 AM
Nicolas Winding Refn on the “Trash to Art” Evolution of Posters in His Book ‘The Act of Seeing’ (http://www.slashfilm.com/the-act-of-seeing/)

(Talented) hipster douche he may seem to be, there's no way in hell I'm not going to Barnes & Noble and flipping through this when it comes out. I might even buy it. If I didn't already have, like, 8 coffee table books (that aren't on the coffee table), I'd probably just buy it outright.

jerseydevil
September 26th, 2015, 11:06 PM
Quentin Tarantino Is Not A Fan Of Netflix Or Any Other Streaming Services, Son
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/09/quentin-tarantino-darren-aronofsky-streaming/

I admire his dedication.

jerseydevil
October 1st, 2015, 02:30 PM
David Cronenberg Explains Why He Turned Down ‘True Detective’
http://collider.com/david-cronenberg-true-detective-season-2/

jerseydevil
October 5th, 2015, 04:59 PM
George Miller Wants You To Get Ready For Two More ‘Mad Max’ Movies
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/10/mad-max-fury-road-george-miller-sequels/

jerseydevil
October 10th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Christopher Nolan Issues A Bleak Warning To Movie Theaters
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Christopher-Nolan-Issues-Bleak-Warning-Movie-Theaters-87437.html

For once I actually agree with him. The biggest threat to movie theaters though is the audience itself. The texting, talking, just general rudeness is forcing the ever diminishing crowd of people who actually go to WATCH A MOVIE into boutique theaters where, for the most part, the crowd is more mature. But those theaters are not what the BIG BOYS make movies for, and like a lot of folks are saying...smaller movies with smaller budgets just aren't getting made with the same frequency they used to. So movies are getting dumber and so are the audiences.

jerseydevil
October 12th, 2015, 01:38 PM
‘The Hateful Eight’: 70mm Version Is Longer, Different Than Multiplex Cut
http://collider.com/hateful-eight-different-versions-70mm-quentin-tarantino/

I am gonna go out and just wholeheartedly endorse that you do whatever you can to see this in it's 70mm form. At least once. I would imagine the Arclight is going to be the destination, at least as far as Los Angeles. For me, getting up and going to see this on Christmas morning is going to be that great little present at the bottom of the tree.

adgy-san
October 16th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Sam Mendes Interviews Your Favorite Directors and They Respond With Gold (http://www.slashfilm.com/sam-mendes-interviews-your-favorite-directors-and-they-respond-with-gold/)

adgy-san
October 16th, 2015, 01:50 PM
Paul Verhoeven Talks His "Felliniesque," Intentionally "Non-Erotic" And Over The Top 'Showgirls' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/paul-verhoeven-talks-his-felliniesque-intentionally-non-erotic-and-over-the-top-showgirls-20150923)

I think you forgot "genius" and "wonderful" in your headline, guys.

adgy-san
October 16th, 2015, 02:01 PM
NYFF Review: Michel Gondry’s ‘Microbe & Gasoline’ (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/nyff-review-michel-gondrys-microbe-gasoline-20150925)


Marked by unassuming framing that expresses his characters’ blood-brother kinship, as well as generates droll humor (a selfie taken by two cops in front of the vehicle that Gasoline inadvertently photobombs), Gondry’s direction is assured without ever being showy. That’s also, ultimately, true of his fantastic leads. Buoyed by a script brimming with authentic back-and-forth ribbing and confessional exchanges, newcomers Baquet and Dargent exhibit an alternately ribald and frank rapport that, like the film itself, taps into the volatile anxiety of finding one’s self. It also conveys, courtesy of a climactic punch to the face, the resilient loyalties often formed in the process. [B+]

adgy-san
October 16th, 2015, 03:39 PM
John Carpenter Wins Plagiarism Case Against Luc Besson Over 'Lockout' (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/john-carpenter-wins-plagiarism-case-against-luc-besson-over-lockout-20151015)


Box Office described the picture as "a sleek, slick and shameless rip-off of John Carpenter's Snake Plissken films 'Escape from New York' and 'Escape from L.A.' " And Carpenter himself agreed.

The director took production company EuropaCorp and the film's writers — Stephen St. Leger, James Mather and Besson— to court over the matter, claiming they plagiarized his work. Surprisingly, Carpenter has won. These kinds of cases are notoriously difficult to prove, let alone win, but in this case, a French court ruled that enough similar distinctive elements from Carpenter's "Escape From New York" were borrowed to merit a sanction.

Europacorp has been ordered to pay 20, 000 euros to Carpenter, 10 000 euros to the screenwriter (the script is credited to both Carpenter and Nick Castle), and 50 000 euros to the rights owner of the movie.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting.

adgy-san
October 19th, 2015, 03:03 PM
David Lynch To Write Memoir; Correct Untruths (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/10/19/david-lynch-to-write-memoir-correct-untruths/)


The book, Life and Work, will be co-written by Lynch with Kristine McKenna and is described as a “memoir of sorts.” It will be published be Canongate and will be based on “interviews with ninety of his collaborators, family, and friends, with the director ‘riffing on his own life.'”

“There’s a lot of bull***** out there about me, in books and all over the Internet,” said Lynch, according to a statement. “I want to get all the right information in one place, so if someone wants to know something, they can find it here.”

jerseydevil
October 26th, 2015, 09:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzzPxiP1JSg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeNLZZA8NPg

jerseydevil
November 2nd, 2015, 09:35 AM
Harvey Weinstein Is Reportedly ?Furious? At Quentin Tarantino Over The ?Hateful Eight? Boycott
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/11/weinstein-furious-quentin-tarantino-police-brutality/

jerseydevil
November 5th, 2015, 11:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_UI1GzaWv0

jerseydevil
November 9th, 2015, 08:57 PM
AMAZON STUDIOS TO RELEASE NICHOLAS WINDING REFN’S HORROR FILM NEON DEMON
http://nerdist.com/amazon-studios-to-release-nicholas-winding-refns-horror-film-neon-demon/


Amazon Studios takes another step forward with original programming by picking up the rights to Nicholas Winding Refn’s next film, Neon Demon.

According to Variety, Amazon will release the picture in the Summer of 2016. It was jointly produced by Gaumont and Wild Bunch, the same groups that brought us Refn’s previous outing, Only God Forgives. Amazon’s theatrical release all but ensures that they’ll get first dibs on the film’s post-movie house life. Amazon is placing itself right next to Netflix in the content creation, distribution, and exhibition game. Could these be the next big studios?

Neon Demon is a horror movie starring Elle Fanning as Jesse, a girl who moves to Los Angeles with aspirations of becoming a model. She comes across a group of women so obsessed with beauty that they will go to any lengths to take Jesse’s from her.

When forming the idea of the film, Refn told Variety, “One morning I woke up and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty.”

Refn’s filmography also includes 2008’s Bronson, starring Tom Hardy, and 2011’s Drive, starring Ryan Gosling. The latter film was a critical success and earned Refn the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival.

If Refn matches even a portion of the visual style he created with the three previously mentioned movies, his transition to the horror genre will be a successful one.

Neon Demon also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, and Jena Malone.

So what do you think about Amazon’s big movie into movie theaters? Are you looking forward to Refn’s next film? Will the lack of Gosling affect your desire to check it out? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.

jerseydevil
November 12th, 2015, 10:09 AM
Charlie Kaufman Talks About ‘Anomalisa’ And The Depressing Reasons There Haven’t Been More Charlie Kaufman Movies
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/11/charlie-kaufman-anomalisa-interview/

jerseydevil
November 19th, 2015, 12:57 PM
Peter Jackson Admits That He Was ‘Winging It’ With ‘The Hobbit’ Shoot
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/11/peter-jackson-winged-the-hobbit-schedule/

jerseydevil
November 25th, 2015, 10:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGg2N32Z-co

jerseydevil
November 27th, 2015, 11:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbclpxMyYs

jerseydevil
December 1st, 2015, 04:40 PM
Could ‘The Revenant’ Or ‘The Hateful Eight’ Be The Bloodiest Movie Ever To Win Best Picture?
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/12/best-picture-winners-violence-the-revenant/

The more I see about the Revenant, the more my curiosity out weighs my Leo bias...

And, to be honest, I am probably more excited to see Hateful Eight than I am to see Star Wars. Christmas morning, in Panavision...I better get me some roadshow tickets!

adgy-san
December 3rd, 2015, 12:08 PM
Fox Denies “Bear Rape” In The Revenant (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/12/01/fox-denies-bear-rape-in-the-revenant/)

Favorite headline of the day, for sure.

adgy-san
December 3rd, 2015, 12:55 PM
Werner Herzog Tells Jen Yamato Of Walking In Ice, Ecstatic Truth, Getting Shot By That Minor Bullet And Saving Joaquin Phoenix From A Car Crash (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/03/the-tao-of-werner-herzog-i-m-not-someone-like-madonna.html)


“Joaquin Phoenix, sure,” he said, pronouncing Phoenix’s first name in his heavily German-inflected accent. “What do you do if somebody flips over and flies through the air and lands on the roof and you are the first one there? You’d better stop your car and try to help.”

On that day in 2006, Herzog just happened to be at the right place, at the right time. “He was upside down and airbags [had] deployed. He was literally head down, upside down,” he recalled. Phoenix desperately wanted a smoke as he lay trapped and in shock, but Herzog intervened. “I tricked him into a moment of lack of attention and I snatched the cigarette lighter, because there was gasoline dripping and he was locked inside. There was no way to get him out because the car was too crushed. Some other people came and helped and we had to crush the rear window, and that’s how we got him out.”

orpheus
December 3rd, 2015, 01:48 PM
Fox Denies ?Bear Rape? In The Revenant (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/12/01/fox-denies-bear-rape-in-the-revenant/)

Favorite headline of the day, for sure.

How did that rumor even start?

http://i0.wp.com/www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/yogibeardead.jpg?resize=580%2C326

:facepalm:

jerseydevil
December 3rd, 2015, 04:38 PM
What one bad screening of 'The Hateful Eight' means for the future of film
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/what-one-bad-screening-of-the-hateful-eight-means-for-the-future-of-film#2hVGgybCIWaMbZwP.99

Quentin Tarantino Might Make His Third Western a TV Series
http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-forty-lashes-less-one-tv-series/

As with all things QT, better taken salted...but he has been hinting at crossing over into tv a lot lately.

jerseydevil
December 9th, 2015, 02:45 PM
Watch: 8 New ‘Hateful Eight’ Clips Tease Wintry Backdrop
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-clips-quentin-tarantino/

jerseydevil
December 10th, 2015, 12:05 AM
Ang Lee’s 3D Boxing Movie Back on; Eying David Oyelowo and Ray Fisher for Frazier and Ali
http://collider.com/ang-lee-3d-boxing-movie-thrilla-in-manila-david-oyelowo/

Man. Wasn't Life of Pi the last thing Lee did. He's a regular James Cameron.

adgy-san
December 10th, 2015, 01:22 PM
Review: Alejandro G. Innaritu’s ‘The Revenant’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, And Domhnall Gleeson (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-alejandro-g-innaritus-the-revenant-starring-leonardo-dicaprio-tom-hardy-and-domhnall-gleeson-20151204)


Fierce and unremitting, “The Revenant” is a tragic moral lament about eye-for-an-eye reprisals that says a cruel, heartless world is just not worth living in. [B+]

adgy-san
December 10th, 2015, 01:40 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson Creates Scoreless Print Of 'Punch-Drunk Love' For Special Screening With Live Orchestra (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/paul-thomas-anderson-creates-scoreless-print-of-punch-drunk-love-for-special-screening-with-live-orchestra-20151210)

Only in Brooklyn. :(

jerseydevil
December 14th, 2015, 11:43 PM
Sorry, should have posted this earlier...but I was being selfish. Kq and I have been waiting since Comicon to catch this on Xmas day, so I didn't want the competition. I will say, I saved you a lot of clicking. Me and SmytheKing were babysitting/refreshing this all day. Still plenty of tix available...

Here’s Where You Can See ‘The Hateful Eight’ in 70mm Starting Christmas Day
http://collider.com/the-hateful-eight-70mm-roadshow-theaters/

http://tickets.thehatefuleight.com/

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2015, 10:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wthdTck5MJY

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Quentin Tarantino Reveals Some Projects He’s Considering for His Final Two Films
http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-next-movie-forty-lashes-less-one-killer-crow/

jerseydevil
December 15th, 2015, 02:45 PM
The Stately, Explosive, Shocking ‘The Hateful Eight’ Is One Of Quentin Tarantino’s Best Films

http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/12/the-hateful-eight-review/


It’s a strange thing, liking a movie this much when, at the halfway mark — which includes an intermission; related: I kind of like intermissions! — I was that unsure. Even stranger: After watching the second half of The Hateful Eight, I now like the first half just as much as the second. Each half has a very different tone, but the second half perfectly contextualizes what we saw in the first half. (Yes, I suppose we can kind of say that with a lot of movies, but director Quentin Tarantino has a special knack for this.) And even though 90 percent of this film takes place in pretty much one room, Tarantino makes a run for his bloodiest film yet. And, perhaps, even with a three-hour running time, his tightest.

Can honestly say, I am actually really amped for this...more than Star Wars amped even.

notbob
December 16th, 2015, 03:44 PM
The Stately, Explosive, Shocking ?The Hateful Eight? Is One Of Quentin Tarantino?s Best Films

http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/12/the-hateful-eight-review/



Can honestly say, I am actually really amped for this...more than Star Wars amped even.

Speaking of Star Wars and The Hateful Eight...

Why Quentin Tarantino Is Furious With Disney (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Quentin-Tarantino-Furious-With-Disney-100477.html)

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2015, 05:36 PM
Speaking of Star Wars and The Hateful Eight...

Why Quentin Tarantino Is Furious With Disney (http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Quentin-Tarantino-Furious-With-Disney-100477.html)

That is a serious drag. We have Xmas day tix for the Arclight, and i was sure it was gonna be in the Dome. Now I know why. F-U-C, _-_ -Y...m-o-u-s-e

adgy-san
December 17th, 2015, 12:03 PM
Michael Mann On Heat 20 Years After Its Opening Day (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/heat-at-20-michael-mann-on-making-a-crime-drama-classic-20151215#ixzz3uSvzeBTo)

Nice, long read.

adgy-san
December 21st, 2015, 04:42 PM
Review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ With Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson & More (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-quentin-tarantinos-the-hateful-eight-with-kurt-russell-jennifer-jason-leigh-samuel-l-jackson-more-20151217)

jerseydevil
December 21st, 2015, 06:32 PM
Review: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ With Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson & More (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-quentin-tarantinos-the-hateful-eight-with-kurt-russell-jennifer-jason-leigh-samuel-l-jackson-more-20151217)

You know...after ENJOYING the spoiler free experience with Star Wars, I may start rethinking my reading/viewing habits.

adgy-san
December 22nd, 2015, 11:33 AM
You know...after ENJOYING the spoiler free experience with Star Wars, I may start rethinking my reading/viewing habits.

Yeah, same here. Usually, I just skip to the last paragraph to get a summary of the reviewers thoughts without any plot info. In this particular case, though, they were still talking about the plot at the end for some reason. So I didn't read it and didn't quote anything.

adgy-san
December 23rd, 2015, 05:08 PM
Source Copy Of Hateful Eight Leak Originated At Hollywood Production Company (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/12/23/source-copy-of-hateful-eight-leak-originated-at-hollywood-production-company/)


Should a single person be identified, it could lead to real jail time. In 2011, Gilberto Sanchez plead guilty to uploading a workprint of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He was sentenced to one year in prison with an additional year of supervised release and restrictions on computer use.

You don't **** with those people and their money, man.

adgy-san
December 23rd, 2015, 05:33 PM
Quentin Tarantino Says 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was The Best Movie He Saw In 2015 (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/quentin-tarantino-says-mad-max-fury-road-was-the-best-movie-he-saw-in-2015-20151223)

Hey, me too!

jerseydevil
December 25th, 2015, 06:33 PM
Initial thoughts on Hateful Eight...**** YEAH.

jerseydevil
December 26th, 2015, 03:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqp1HVj5Ac

Honestly...it's a beautiful movie. Sooooooooooooo recaptures the look that movies had when they were something special...something hand made. Regardless of your enjoyment of the movie or your opinions on QT, thank whatever god you believe in that someone still cares. And yeah, Sam Peckinpah is somewhere, with a drink and a smoke, having a helluva laugh.

jerseydevil
December 28th, 2015, 07:18 AM
The Unproduced Script That Could Have Completely Altered The Careers of J.J. Abrams And Quentin Tarantino
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/12/quentin-tarantino-j-j-abrams-speed-racer/


There was a version of Speed Racer that he did “dig,” however. Back in the 1990s, after he had finished Pulp Fiction, Richard Donner was trying to get a Speed Racer film off the ground. Tarantino read the script and he “really, really liked it. The script was better than the movie they ended up doing. It really did capture the comic book. He cracked it.”

At the time, the screenwriter of that unproduced screenplay was not particularly well-regarded. He had written the Harrison Ford film, Regarding Henry, a very bad Mel Gibson film called Forever Young, and Gone Fishin’, one of Joe Pesci’s last films before he semi-retired from acting.

His name? J.J. Abrams.

Though Tarantino ultimately didn’t bite on the script, it almost got made. Julien Temple (Earth Girls Are Easy) was attached to direct and Johnny Depp was attached to play the lead. It was scrapped due to budget concerns, although Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children of Men) was brought in to direct it with a smaller budget. That version, of course, never made it to the screen, either. Abrams, however, managed to pick himself up and keep going. He’s doing okay these days, having directed a movie that just crossed $1 billion at the box office faster than any other movie, ever.

In an alternate reality, however, there’s an awesome Speed Racer movie written by Abrams, directed by Tarantino, starring Johnny Depp and Peter Weller (as Racer X) that probably still bombed at the box office and derailed the careers of both Abrams and Tarantino, if only briefly.

adgy-san
December 28th, 2015, 12:54 PM
Initial thoughts on Hateful Eight...**** YEAH.

I'm with you. Loved it.

jerseydevil
December 28th, 2015, 03:23 PM
Christopher Nolan’s World War II Film Is Confirmed And It May Star Tom Hardy
http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/12/christopher-nolans-ww2-may-star-tom-hardy/

Whoopeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

jerseydevil
December 29th, 2015, 02:41 PM
EXTREMELY SPOILERY...however, the quote I pasted is not. It eloquently states a truth that I clumsily tried to express to my boy SmytheKing earlier today.


‘The Hateful Eight’ Is A Crude, Brilliant, Gross-Out Western Whodunnit
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/hateful-eight-review/


The first thing that becomes clear about The Hateful Eight is that Quentin Tarantino has long since reached the eccentric dad stage of his career. Early on, in the Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs days, he attempted to translate his whims to the audience, to put just enough of himself into something that he thought people already wanted for it to be mutually satisfying.
These days, Tarantino is a known quantity. He doesn’t have to temper any of his impulses. His films are like a time capsule of all the things QT was into when he made them, and you can join the fun if you want, but he’s not going to hold your hand. That means: more blood, more N-bombs, more experimental techniques and obscure references, more wild-eyed character actors. Where in the past a producer might’ve tried smooth his rougher edges, nowadays Tarantino sits in his well-grooved La-Z-Boy and doesn’t have to rise for company. If he says something a little racist from time to time, well, that’s just Quentin being Quentin.

You can see Quentin being Quentin right away in The Hateful Eight, which begins with a title card, a stagecoach graphic that says simply “Overture,” and stays onscreen for a full five minutes while Ennio Morricone’s score plays. Any other director probably would’ve been pressured to cut this down, and even I thought “Okay, we get it,” somewhere around the three-and-a-half-minute mark. But even when I’m feeling like something QT does is a little too long, a little too crass, a little too pulpy, etc., I still enjoy experiencing vicariously his utter freedom from giving a *****. You can never truly separate Tarantino’s sophisticated storytelling from the fact that he’s also kind of a punk, who lives to get a rise out of people.

jerseydevil
December 30th, 2015, 09:19 PM
‘Kill Bill 3′: Quentin Tarantino Keeps Hope for Another Sequel Alive
http://collider.com/kill-bill-3-quentin-tarantino-sequel/

jerseydevil
December 31st, 2015, 06:36 PM
Quentin Tarantino Accused of Stealing the Plot of Django Unchained in Copyright Lawsuit
http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/quentin-tarantino-sued-over-django-copyright.html#

Y'know...hundreds of directors/writers can claim QT stole from them. He would be the first to admit it. Register under nuisance looking for a settlement to go away

jerseydevil
January 4th, 2016, 11:50 AM
The Pirates Who Leaked ‘The Hateful Eight’ Before Its Release Date Apologized To Quentin Tarantino
http://uproxx.com/movies/hateful-eight-leakers-release-apology/

jerseydevil
January 5th, 2016, 09:45 AM
Watch Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle and More in 1-Hour Roundtable Discussion
http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-ridley-scott-roundtable-video/

adgy-san
January 11th, 2016, 03:55 PM
Javier Bardem Joins Jennifer Lawrence In Darren Aronofsky's New Movie, 2017 Release Date Planned (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/javier-bardem-joins-jennifer-lawrence-in-darren-aronofskys-new-movie-2017-release-date-planned-20160111)

adgy-san
January 11th, 2016, 04:01 PM
http://41.media.tumblr.com/b8973bb510a4671517f17a817dd82c45/tumblr_o0nodf06zy1qej1i6o1_500.png

jerseydevil
January 12th, 2016, 10:51 AM
George Miller Is Done With Directing ‘Mad Max’ Movies
http://uproxx.com/movies/george-miller-no-more-mad-max/

jerseydevil
January 12th, 2016, 01:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMUUKtF_BF0

LetTigerIn
January 13th, 2016, 07:53 AM
George Miller Is Done With Directing ‘Mad Max’ Movies
http://uproxx.com/movies/george-miller-no-more-mad-max/

All the more reason to hail Fury Road with accolades.

Hipcheck
January 13th, 2016, 03:25 PM
Initial thoughts on Hateful Eight...**** YEAH.

I saw it recently....with due respect I disagree. Its not entirely without merit but also very much your typical Tarantino movie following the same Tarantino formula. For a 3 hour movie, just didnt think it was that original nor some epic masterpiece. I was thinking how Tarantino is a lot like the band Green Day....provided you have no perspective of history on their genre-its easy to see how some would think highly of both of them. But if you have that background and historical perspective you can also see where calling them a bunch of hacks is not completely out of line either.

For example...go Watch Peckinpah and early Scorsese and then watch Tarantino. There is nothing groundbreaking that he is doing, and the most notable things about his movie is his skill of using dialogue, but even with that asset of clever dialogue-there really is nothing new that he didnt use in Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. I dont think its unfair to say Hateful Eight is simply Reservoir Dogs in a Cold, Western Setting. It would be a bit like saying Tim Burtons next movie is a going to be a quirky dark visual atmospheric comedy with Helena Bonham Carter.

Once again, I dont think its totally without merit-but not a movie I would not watch over and over again....or twice for that matter. And for the record...loved Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction-at that time they were totally original and the dialogue was clever. But its the same formula over and over and over.

jerseydevil
January 13th, 2016, 04:47 PM
I saw it recently....with due respect I disagree. Its not entirely without merit but also very much your typical Tarantino movie following the same Tarantino formula. For a 3 hour movie, just didnt think it was that original nor some epic masterpiece. I was thinking how Tarantino is a lot like the band Green Day....provided you have no perspective of history on their genre-its easy to see how some would think highly of both of them. But if you have that background and historical perspective you can also see where calling them a bunch of hacks is not completely out of line either.

For example...go Watch Peckinpah and early Scorsese and then watch Tarantino. There is nothing groundbreaking that he is doing, and the most notable things about his movie is his skill of using dialogue, but even with that asset of clever dialogue-there really is nothing new that he didnt use in Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. I dont think its unfair to say Hateful Eight is simply Reservoir Dogs in a Cold, Western Setting. It would be a bit like saying Tim Burtons next movie is a going to be a quirky dark visual atmospheric comedy with Helena Bonham Carter.

Once again, I dont think its totally without merit-but now a movie I would not watch over and over again....or twice for that matter. And for the record...loved Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction-at that time they were totally original and the dialogue was clever. But its the same formula over and over and over.

Well, allow me to retort...

There they are. All the hallmarks of a good Qt bashing. Influences worn on sleeve...check. Qt made a Qt(formula) movie...check. See...I have a different perspective. Yes, he certainly does take whole concepts from his personal collection of faves, but it's what he does with them that I appreciate. You want to compare him to a band...Ok. I am thinking Boogie Knights. Who took a bunch of 70's covers and built a franchise around the concept. Were they using other people's work...sure. But somehow, through showmanship, razzle dazzle, and fun, they made them their own. So yeah...he cribs, but it's part homage, part 'maybe I can make something my own out of it'. Not to harp on The Revenant(which I loathed), but people are falling all over themselves to rave about that, and if you have ever seen Man Called Horse, Jeremiah Johnson etc...well, you have seen better movies for one thing, but you have also seen the majority of the ideas of that movie done better. But yet, no hackusations will be tossed that way. It's become too easy to critique Qt. Maybe because of his 'personality' over-shadowing his work, or whatever. You also bring Tim Burton into the argument. Ok. To go back to the music analogy, even if a director makes the same movie over and over again...if he does it well, where is the harm? AC/DC, Motorhead, Ramones, made a career of that kind of output, and if you have a problem with that, well, thems fighting words. Burton's problem is that he no longer has anything to say. His movies are pretty empty things. I think Qt has a ton of stuff to say, and this movie is brimming with his point of view. Maybe you don't like his voice, but you certainly have to admit he has one. I also disagree with you as far as his dialogue. I think in combination with some of his sharpest writing, he also has learned to surround himself with ACTORS who buy in lock stock and barrel. Can you tell me, are there any contemporaries that get as much out of their actors than Qt? Sam Jackson...who ain't afraid to collect a paycheck, gets to new levels every time they work together. Kurt Russell? Comes out of semi retirement and just does some of his best work in a long time. Walton Goggins. Just terrific. Showy, over the top...yet brilliant. Madsen, Bechir(man he was so subtly good), Tim Roth(not so subtle, just as good) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Who I have never liked. Just NAILS it. Crazy, simmering anger...just outstanding. So yeah. I happen to think his direction and writing has never been better. Man, even at 3 hrs, that movie flew for me. And Peckinpah may have been the world's angriest man/filmmaker, but I think he would even have been impressed with the 'topper' nature of what Qt did with his clear homage/references. I do not go to see a Qt movie to see 'groundbreaking'. I go to one of his movies to see a man who clearly loves movies make a movie of his own out of all the beloved memories in his head while at the same time giving it his own voice.. Sorry you didn't enjoy it...but I loved it. So with returned due respect, I disagree.

And Green Day blows. :poke:evil:

Hipcheck
January 13th, 2016, 09:41 PM
Well, allow me to retort...

There they are. All the hallmarks of a good Qt bashing. Influences worn on sleeve...check. Qt made a Qt(formula) movie...check. See...I have a different perspective. Yes, he certainly does take whole concepts from his personal collection of faves, but it's what he does with them that I appreciate. You want to compare him to a band...Ok. I am thinking Boogie Knights. Who took a bunch of 70's covers and built a franchise around the concept. Were they using other people's work...sure. But somehow, through showmanship, razzle dazzle, and fun, they made them their own. So yeah...he cribs, but it's part homage, part 'maybe I can make something my own out of it'. Not to harp on The Revenant(which I loathed), but people are falling all over themselves to rave about that, and if you have ever seen Man Called Horse, Jeremiah Johnson etc...well, you have seen better movies for one thing, but you have also seen the majority of the ideas of that movie done better. But yet, no hackusations will be tossed that way. It's become too easy to critique Qt. Maybe because of his 'personality' over-shadowing his work, or whatever. You also bring Tim Burton into the argument. Ok. To go back to the music analogy, even if a director makes the same movie over and over again...if he does it well, where is the harm? AC/DC, Motorhead, Ramones, made a career of that kind of output, and if you have a problem with that, well, thems fighting words. Burton's problem is that he no longer has anything to say. His movies are pretty empty things. I think Qt has a ton of stuff to say, and this movie is brimming with his point of view. Maybe you don't like his voice, but you certainly have to admit he has one. I also disagree with you as far as his dialogue. I think in combination with some of his sharpest writing, he also has learned to surround himself with ACTORS who buy in lock stock and barrel. Can you tell me, are there any contemporaries that get as much out of their actors than Qt? Sam Jackson...who ain't afraid to collect a paycheck, gets to new levels every time they work together. Kurt Russell? Comes out of semi retirement and just does some of his best work in a long time. Walton Goggins. Just terrific. Showy, over the top...yet brilliant. Madsen, Bechir(man he was so subtly good), Tim Roth(not so subtle, just as good) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Who I have never liked. Just NAILS it. Crazy, simmering anger...just outstanding. So yeah. I happen to think his direction and writing has never been better. Man, even at 3 hrs, that movie flew for me. And Peckinpah may have been the world's angriest man/filmmaker, but I think he would even have been impressed with the 'topper' nature of what Qt did with his clear homage/references. I do not go to see a Qt movie to see 'groundbreaking'. I go to one of his movies to see a man who clearly loves movies make a movie of his own out of all the beloved memories in his head while at the same time giving it his own voice.. Sorry you didn't enjoy it...but I loved it. So with returned due respect, I disagree.

And Green Day blows. :poke:evil:

Sam Jackson is always solid....just didnt see him doing anything in this role that he hasnt done in Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown or any other number of Tarantino appearances. Love Kurt Russell....but once again just didnt think there was anything groundbreaking at all. I actually thought of all the actors....Tim Roth was outstanding as was Walter Goggins. IMO-they gave the two best performances in the movie. And to take a step further I didnt think the dialogue worked for this setting. It was simply to me like "Tarantino goes Western" without actually really doing anything he wouldnt normally do in any other setting. And as I said earlier-to me this movie was basically "Reservoir Dogs the Western" and sure as hell didnt need to be 3 hours long. I dont mind a long movie provided its interesting-this simply wasnt anything new we hadnt seen before. I could very well understand though how newer and younger fans could have their minds blown by the movie though.

I am curious to know though-what did you consider "sharp" in this writing that wasnt done in previous Tarantino movies? You posted the trailer for Hello, Ceaser and the Coen brothers are a good example. No Country for Old Men, Fargo, Lebowski, the folk movie they made whose name escapes me, Oh Brother etc etc. These are all real interesting choices and all very different. Sure there are some staples and coen similarities that are familiar-but all in all they are all very different movies. Speilberg- Jaws, ET....and then Poltergeist for example-all very different movies and themes and dont masterfully. I use them as an example as I just think Tarantino is a directoral one trick pony.

Ill take a step further-in Inglorious Bastards-the choice to have Brad Pitts stupid ass accent was a horrible distracting bad choice. Tarantino would have been wiser to have him use his normal voice. Nice to chat and talk movies with you though. Been a long time since Ive A)been able to watch some never movies and B)critique them in a respectful manner with someone whose opinion I value.

jerseydevil
January 14th, 2016, 10:31 AM
Look, with Qt movies you either buy in or you don't. I wanted to like this, and you clearly, not so much. You bring up the Coen Brothers. They don't have 'tendencies'? Just because you change the setting so drastically does not make it groundbreaking or different. Let's face it, if the Coen Brothers wanted to venture out of their comfort zone, how about NOT making a quirky movie with all the odd hallmarks of their career. Every director has style points that they bring to each of their projects. That's why Adam McKay's The Big Short is such a departure. Yet it still has his voice of the underlying humor.
As far as why I though it was his best writing, once again, not groundbreaking...just tight as a drum. You didn't, well...I didn't, want to miss a word. When a director can make words dance like Qt does...I pay attention.
I go back to my original point, I bought tickets for this the MINUTE they went on sale. I went to the Roadshow showing on Christmas morning. So yeah, I had huge expectations. And I was not disappointed. It feels as if you went in with some sort of anti-vibe looking to NOT like this. I say feels because it's my opinion. So yeah, you found fault with it. It seems a sort of 'cool kids' thing these days to toss shade on Old Quentin. Once again...it's an opinion, not an accusation.

Is it a perfect movie? No. Bruce Dern conveniently being at the Lodge, and everyone's familiarity with one another feels a little staged. There is a stretch where the N word is used to really ugly effect. But, as I talked about with someone else, you either buy in or you don't. Qt is not trying to please anyone...he's just trying to make a movie that he thinks people will like. For me, that freedom trumps everything. It's not a 'focus-group' movie with studio interference, it's a director who has almost complete autonomy making a movie. Like I said, for me...it worked. Sorry you didn't enjoy it.

EDIT: I apologize, in my grief at the passing of Alan Rickman this morning I did not see your last paragraph...See, i LOVED Pitt's performance and the speech would not have been as good without the odd accent, in my opinion...

and this part,

Nice to chat and talk movies with you though. Been a long time since Ive A)been able to watch some never movies and B)critique them in a respectful manner with someone whose opinion I value.

I wanted you to know I missed it entirely. Didn't just gloss over. Agree completely. And I would not have been as passionate had I not felt the same way.
I am truly sorry you didn't have the same experience I did. I am going to see it again tomorrow night, so, like all Qt movies, I will more than likely have new observations the second go round.

jerseydevil
January 14th, 2016, 10:41 AM
Crisis Averted: George Miller Will Return for More ‘Mad Max’
http://collider.com/george-miller-new-mad-max-movies/

that was quick.

Hipcheck
January 15th, 2016, 08:24 AM
Look, with Qt movies you either buy in or you don't.

This is a great point...to me, I buy in less and less with every new movie. Once again, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction arguably restored and revolutionized the genre, and for those movies I bought in, at that time it was something new and fresh. But each movie is simply the same formula of dialogue and brutal graphic violence-all for the sake of driving dialogue & the use of brutal graphic violence.

You make another good point about QT having autonomy in his movies which I think is his downfall....he simply does not know when to reign it in and when spectacle becomes overkill. Its not too different than Lucas putting UFOs in an Indiana Jones movie. Its an absurd idea that should have been quashed from the get go and without that inane idea would have made overall a better film.

jerseydevil
January 16th, 2016, 12:04 PM
This is a great point...to me, I buy in less and less with every new movie. Once again, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction arguably restored and revolutionized the genre, and for those movies I bought in, at that time it was something new and fresh. But each movie is simply the same formula of dialogue and brutal graphic violence-all for the sake of driving dialogue & the use of brutal graphic violence.

You make another good point about QT having autonomy in his movies which I think is his downfall....he simply does not know when to reign it in and when spectacle becomes overkill. Its not too different than Lucas putting UFOs in an Indiana Jones movie. Its an absurd idea that should have been quashed from the get go and without that inane idea would have made overall a better film.

Fair enough, but it also speaks to the buy in or don't. Look, you are probably going to be happy when he makes his last film, if he sticks to the plan. I will not. Because I feel even an inferior film(like Django Unchained), is still better than 90% of the focus group drivel selling Happy Meals out there. And your counterpoint to my autonomy argument is valid. It's why David Lee Roth( why do we keep coming back to music?) never truly succeeded without VH. Because the checks and balances were no longer there and Too much DLR proved to be too much DLR. But, who is going to 'reign in' Tarantino? I cannot see that being effective either. I can't see him, in his opinion, compromising his vision and having the same passion he has now. I think that MAYBE what you are feeling is that, in past work, Qt has raided obscure movies(mostly) for his influences. What we are seeing now is a bit of full circle, and now Qt's movies are influenced by...Qt's movies. So you see repeating themes such as the Reservoir Dogs standoff. Which is a valid point. But, and I saw it again last night in glorious 70 mm, on second viewing, the last third of the movie played so much better once I knew what to expect from his standard , almost deliberate attempt(as per usual), to jar you with the last act wicked turn. It's almost as if he tries to take you out of his movies intentionally. And normally I would find this unpleasant, but...and this speaks to your repetitive argument, his standard m.o. of having that 180, and then following it with a flashback where characters you just see die get a return visit, just works really well for me. Always has. Maybe that's why I didn't dig Django so much. Because once Waltz 'left the picture' he didn't get that coda. And we were stuck with Jamie Foxx...who I never really 'felt' as buying in/being a Qt guy. I guess, in principle, I agree with you. Qt does rely on a lot of story structure. He tends, especially the last three, to use almost cartoonish violence, when maybe a little more subtle violence might suffice. But that's where the road diverges. I can't explain it any further than Qt's movies are like comfort food to me. And you might be more of a foodie, looking for him to reinvent himself. Neither opinion is wrong...but it makes for great discussion.

jerseydevil
January 18th, 2016, 07:50 PM
‘Elle’ Trailer Previews Paul Verhoeven’s Intense Revenge Thriller
http://collider.com/elle-trailer-paul-verhoeven-isabelle-huppert/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrFTUvsYmsI

Man. There was a minute where Verhoeven was PIMP! If you don't GET Starship Troopers...that's a you problem.#TeamRico.

KingInTheWest
January 18th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Man. There was a minute where Verhoeven was PIMP! If you don't GET Starship Troopers...that's a you problem.#TeamRico.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_7FaWnlhS4

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2016, 10:25 AM
Quentin Tarantino Considering 1930s Aussie-Set Crime Film
http://collider.com/quentin-tarantino-australian-movie-1930s/

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2016, 10:28 AM
Watch: Guillermo del Toro and Coen Brothers Talk ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
http://collider.com/guillermo-del-toro-joel-ethan-coen-inside-llewyn-davis-video-interview/

jerseydevil
January 19th, 2016, 11:04 PM
Here’s Quentin Tarantino’s Somewhat Crazy Explanation For How His Films Are All Connected
http://uproxx.com/movies/quentin-tarantino-share-one-universe/

jerseydevil
January 22nd, 2016, 09:05 PM
Kevin Smith Rolls Out ‘Hollyweed’ Pot Comedy Project (EXCLUSIVE)
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/kevin-smith-pot-comedy-hollyweed-1201686499/

adgy-san
January 26th, 2016, 06:09 PM
Sundance Review: Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' With Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, And More (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sundance-review-kevin-smiths-yoga-hosers-with-lily-rose-depp-harley-quinn-smith-johnny-depp-and-more-20160125)

Not positive at all.