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Quentin Tarantino Says 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair' Will Hit Theaters In 2015

3 hours ago

Could it really be true? Of the many projects Quentin Tarantino keeps up in the air, the one that excites and frustrates fans in equal measure is "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair." As the title suggests, it's a longer cut of the director's two-part martial arts/vengeance epic, the most notable inclusion being a 30 minute anime sequence. Way, way back in 2011, 'The Whole Bloody Affair' screened at the New Beverly... and that was the last anyone heard about it. Until this weekend at Comic-Con, that is. Tarantino was on hand at the Dynamite Entertainment panel to talk up his forthcoming "Django Unchained"/"Zorro" crossover comic, and when asked about 'The Whole Bloody Affair,' he gave a typically verbose answer. Here's Tarantino's response, the whole bloody answer, via Slashfilm: What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Contest: Win A Copy Of ShoutFactory’s Massive Limited Edition Werner Herzog Boxset ‘The Collection’

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This contest is so good it speaks for itself. ShoutFactory is putting out a massive, limited edition Werner Hezog box set titled “Herzog: The Collection.” Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries from the German iconoclast, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. "The Collection" also features a 40 page booklet that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Herzog: The Collection includes: Even Dwarfs Started Small Land of Silence and Darkness Fata Morgana Aguirre, the Wrath of God The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Heart of Glass Stroszek Woyzeck Nosferatu the Vampyre Fitzcarraldo Ballad of the Little Soldier Where the Green Ants Dream Cobra Verde Lessons of Darkness Little Dieter Needs to Fly My Best Fiend · English Audio Commentaries: Even Dwarfs Started Small, Fata Morgana, »

- The Playlist

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Watch: Stan Lee Tries Really Hard To Make You Excited For The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Electro Collector's Edition

4 hours ago

You almost feel bad for Sony at this point. The studio's relaunch of everyone's favorite webslinger has gone poorly, trailing the Sam Raimi films both commercially and critically, and the fanboys have delivered a thumbs down verdict. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is a mess of a movie that managed to be both overstuffed and underdeveloped, earning the least amount of money of any Spider-Man movie to date. Sony has now been forced to push "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" to 2018, to move "Sinister Six" up 2016, and to quietly take "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" off the calendar. But there is still product to sell, so they've turned to the ever enthusiastic Stan Lee to pitch you on the Collector's Edition of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Here is the 91 year-old Marvel legend going all out to sell fans on an ersatz Electro head that — wait for it — lights up and contains the "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" film on Blu-ray. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Even Though It's Going Online, You'll Still Have To Watch 'Community' Season 6 One Episode At A Time, Each Week

4 hours ago

While Yahoo has been producing modest amounts of exclusive video content (such as the underseen faux reality series "Burning Love"), the tech giant is set to challenge the likes of Netflix and Amazon in the "prestige tv" sweepstakes . At the end of June, Yahoo swooped in and saved "Community" from disappearing forever by ordering up a sixth season, and it wasn't long before movie talks emerged. But will the company squander its most high profile programming asset by presenting it in a week-to-week schedule that viewers (especially online) have long abandoned? At the Comic-Con panel for "Community" last week, it was revealed that the show's next season will be written and shot this fall, with the first episodes likely to appear around Christmas at the earliest. The catch? It will be delivered one episode per week. It would seem counterintuitive to stick to that same programming format online, since "Orange is the New. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Fantasia Review: Award-Winning South Korean Indie 'Han Gong-Ju' Is Damaged And Beautiful

5 hours ago

Looking over the Fantasia Film Festival guide, one quote in the “Han Gong-ju” section is conspicuous. Martin Scorsese calls the film “outstanding,” noting its "mise-en-scene, image, sound, and performance.” Last December, in his capacity as Jury President of the Marrakech Film Festival, presiding over a group including Marion Cotillard, Fatih Akin, and Park Chan-wook among others, Scorsese awarded Su-jin Lee’s debut feature film the top prize, and has been championing it ever since. When arguably the biggest cinema geek of all time (no offense to Quentin Tarantino) backs a movie with such praise, one tends to pay attention. But we find ourselves in the peculiar position where we disagree with one of the greatest living filmmakers regarding just how outstanding this film really is. “Han Gong-ju” opens with a girl’s voiceover stating how she hears music in every sound. The voice belongs to Han Gong-ju (Woo-hee Chun), a student transferring to a new. »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Watch: War Is On The Horizon In First Trailer For ‘The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies’

5 hours ago

So, the final 'Hobbit' movie is coming. After six movies, director Peter Jackson will finally be done with his ‘Lord Of The Rings’ saga (or one assumes, anyhow). And so in this final movie, it’s kill the dragon Smaug and come home as heroes with fortunes in tow, right? Maybe not quite so fast. "People tend to forget what happens at the end of ‘The Hobbit,' " screenwriter/producer Philippa Boyens told USA Today. "They think of this little children's book. The rest of the story needs to be told, and it's pretty intense stuff." What’s that “stuff” exactly? Well, it’s war, hence the third and final Hobbit film changing its title from the rather genteel sounding “There & Back Again” to the more heavy duty “The Battle Of The Five Armies.” As the stories go, *mild spoilers* in case you’ve never read that story or heard »

- Edward Davis

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Happy Birthday 'On The Waterfront'! Watch Visual Essay On Aspect Ratio Plus The Film's Most Famous Scene

5 hours ago

It had class, it was a contender, and sixty years ago today, it all started when Elia Kazan's "On The Waterfront" opened in theatres across the country. The film about squandered ambition, love, corruption and basic human decency has gone down as one of the finest American dramas ever produced, winning eight Oscars (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress) and has, to this day, a single sequence that has some of the greatest screen acting you'll ever see. And so, with Comic-Con in the rearview, maybe it's a good time for a palette cleanser. Below you can check out The Criterion Collection's visual essay on the aspect ratio of the film (it was presented in a couple of formats upon release as they'll explain, and the boutique label offers a couple of options in their release of the movie). And after that, the scene »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Casting: Eva Green Joins Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine,' Matthias Schoenaerts Drops 'Belgica' And More

6 hours ago

With his Oscar contender "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz coming soon, those who prefer Burton's more whimsical movies shouldn't worry. Early next year he's gearing up an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” and he's got his eye on a former collaborator for a role. "Dark Shadows" star Eva Green is in negotiations to play the lead character in the story about "a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them." Sounds like a good match of director, actress and material. [Variety] Even though it's apparently years off from actually happening, Neil Druckman revealed at Comic-Con that filmmakers are eyeing "Game Of Thrones" star Maisie Williams to lead the adaptation of his video game "Last Of Us." Sam Raimi is producing this one over at Screen Gems, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Luc Besson's Statement Of Intent For 'Lucy' Compares The Film To '2001,' 'Inception' & 'Leon The Professional'

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Luc Besson's "Lucy" opened this weekend, and if there was any doubt that audiences want to see Scarlett Johansson kick ass, those were put to rest. The movie outmuscled the Dwayne Johnson-starring "Hercules" for the top spot, and even managed to score better-than-expected reviews (including ours). Indeed, the critical community hasn't been this kind to a Besson film in years, and perhaps it has to do with the overall ambition of the film. Over the weekend, the filmmaker's Statement Of Intent—presumably from press notes or other materials from the film—started being tossed around online, and it draws some quick parallels for those looking to quickly understand his action thriller. He describes the shifting tones and narrative of the movie as going from "Leon The Professional" to "Inception" to "2001: A Space Odyssey." And while I haven't caught up with "Lucy" yet (I will, if only because »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Explains Why 'Gone Girl' & 'Inherent Vice' Missed The Fest

7 hours ago

It's hard to believe, but in less than one month, the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," launching both the fest season and the awards calendar all at once. And while it's certainly a high-profile movie, and a major get for the fest, it can't be denied that the two movies every festival organizer wants this year is David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." And credit to New York Film Festival for snagging the World Premiere for both movies, but as you might guess, the reasons why they landed there versus Venice or Toronto or Telluride is complicated. Speaking with Screen Daily, Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera shared that he too was going after the Fincher and Anderson films, and while he doesn't know the exact reason why they skipped the Lido, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Red Band Comic-Con Trailer For ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Brings The Sex & The Sizzle

8 hours ago

Some filmmakers you can count on being at Comic-Con every year no matter what, and Robert Rodriguez is one of them. In fact, check out this interesting fact. Warner Bros. and D.C. used two hours of Hall H Comic-Con time to promote three films and probably a handful of other projects. In contrast, Dimension Films is using an entire hour for one film and one film only, “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” (sorry I refuse to put Frank Miller’s name in the title as that’s just needlessly long, at least Lee Daniels legally had to). If there’s a studio or a filmmaker who loves and lives and dies by his Comic-Con crowd, Rodriguez is certainly close to the top and today, the trailer unspooled in San Diego has landed online. It provides new footage, plus lots of sizzle, sex, violence and thrilling action that »

- Edward Davis

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Contest: Win Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' On Blu-Ray

8 hours ago

Washing into theatres this past spring, Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" was unlike any Bible story brought to the big screen in recent memory. Or perhaps ever. Moving away from the traditional Sunday School narrative you might remember, Aronofsky's vision was darker, but also deeply looked at the price of faith, spiritually and emotionally. And if you missed it or want to see it again, we've got a way to make that happen. But first, a recap: Aronofsky's film brings together Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth in the tale that sees Noah tasked by God to build an ark before a flood comes to wipe out the inhabitants of Earth who have gone astray. But Noah will find his faith, survival and relationships challenged by the task, one that must see him reckon with the sin within his own family and himself. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Gritty" 'Daredevil' Coming To Netflix May 2015, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series In The Works

9 hours ago

The Marvel-verse continues to expand and all you can do is get out of the way. And while Marvel has their next batch of movies planned through 2019, their current baby is this week's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" (our review). A sequel is already set for 2017, and it looks like they are feeling confident enough audiences will want even more, a small screen version of the heroes is in the works. This weekend at Comic-Con, Marvel teased one minute of footage from an animated "Guardians Of The Galaxy" series, and that's all they're sharing for now. In typical Marvel fashion, details are scarce, except that the show will eventually air on Disney Xd (via Deadline). But given the already wild group of characters, and a setting that can see them travel all over the universe, a cartoon pitched towards kids who might want to have their own Rocket Raccoon lunchbox makes perfect sense. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Exclusive: The Universe Flips Upside Down In Trailer For Surfing Documentary 'Stephanie In The Water'

9 hours ago

In sports, you can have it all one moment, and be left with nothing the next. A corner kick will find the net, or maybe an outfielder will leap and snag the ball that was going to be a home run—it's these kind of things that come with the territory of being an athlete. But what happens when it's the outside world that changes thing? That's the question explored in the upcoming documentary, "Stephanie In The Water." Directed by Ava Warbrick, the film chronicles Australian professional surfer and world champion Stephanie Gilmore, who became the first surfer of any gender to win four consecutive world titles beginning with her rookie year. Everything seemed to be going her way until one evening in 2010, she was attacked outside her home. It shone a different kind of spotlight on the athlete, and the doc explores her career, surf culture and how she »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Ryan Reynolds In Action In Test Footage For 'Deadpool'

10 hours ago

“ 'Deadpool' is still alive, and we're just waiting for the studio to embrace what an amazingly fucking awesome film this would be,” director Tim Miller said last fall. “Ryan [Reynolds] is ready, I am ready, the fans are more than ready, we just need that elusive green light.” And while that thumbs up from the powers that be still awaits (though producer Lauren Shuler Donner did say this year she wants to a "Deadpool" movie—though we doubt it's this specific one), we can now see what a Miller-directed, Reynolds-starring movie might look like. Test footage circa 2012 for "Deadpool" has leaked online (and we presume will be yanked shortly) showing the very talkative "Merc With A Mouth" in action, and doing the kind of stuff he probably should've been doing in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" where he was largely muzzled. It's mostly CGI (though voiced by Reynolds) and don't be too harsh on it, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Fantasia Exclusive: The 'Dealer' Gets An Order In Clip From French Crime Thriller

10 hours ago

Drug dealers, lowlifes and the gritty streets they operate on have been the backdrop to many crime thrillers, but filmmaker Jean Luc Herbulot puts his own mark on the genre with "Dealer." An independent film shot outside the studio system in France, it's inspired by the real life of lead actor Dan Bronchinson, bringing a level of authenticity to the movie that makes its World Premiere this week at the Fantasia Film Festival. "Dealer" tells the tale tells of Dan, who is trying to stay on the straight and narrow after spending a lifetime dealing cocaine. A lucrative one last deal could bring him the means to achieve his dream of moving to Australia with his daughter, but Dan is soon on a 24-hour downward spiral back into the world he tried to leave behind, and he'll have to survive and save his daughter at all costs. “I wanted to explore the energy of despair. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Quentin Tarantino Has A Sci-Fi Movie Idea Brewing; Confirms He'll Direct 'The Hateful Eight' Next

11 hours ago

Even before a frame has been shot, Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" has had quite the life. Announced last year as his next project, it wasn't long after when an early draft of the script leaked, and he furiously decided to can the movie. But almost just as swiftly, he changed his mind and continued to develop the script, and then earlier this spring, he staged a starry live reading of what he had on the page so far (read our review of the event). And basically, the chatter was that Tarantino was going to ultimately direct "The Hateful Eight," and soon, with Kurt Russell (who participated in the live read) recently suggesting that cameras would roll in early 2015. And while Tarantino didn't give an exact date, he's now confirmed this film is next on his slate. The director was at Comic-Con yesterday at the Dynamite Comic’s panel »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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George Miller Says Script For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Sequel Already Written

11 hours ago

At least viewed from afar, since most of The Playlist team didn't go down for the event, it would seem that "Mad Max: Fury Road" walked away from this year's Comic-Con with the best buzz of any film that was presented. The trailer certainly got folks talking and amped up the excitement for what look likes a white knuckle action flick that is going re-invigorate the franchise that has been largely dormant for decades. Clearly, hitting San Diego a year out from release with a major presentation about the movie, Warner Bros. has big hopes for this movie to spawn even more, and it looks like the foundation has not only be laid, they are ready to go should 'Fury Road' prove to be a hit. During the press conference for the film, director George Miller revealed the world of 'Fury Road' is already expanding. “In order to tell this story, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Katniss Is Here To Fight In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’

20 hours ago

We’ve seen some intriguing teaser trailers for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” so far. One of them features a brainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) in a piece of “unified” propaganda from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that gets hacked by members of the rebellion, namely Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). This is the type of insurgency that Snow will be looking to quell with swift vengeance and does really set the stage for 'MockingJay - Part 1.' The rebellion is making plans. So the new 'Hunger Games' trailer has arrived and it’s intriguing, but more focused on world-building than outright thrilling. It appears that Lionsgate wants to slowly build the campaign rather than run out of the gate all guns blazing. In fact, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is barely seen in the trailer, only in glimpses, really. Instead, the trailer begins and focuses on Haymitch (Woody Harrelson »

- Edward Davis

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Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 5 'Gladys'

21 hours ago

Loyalty is a bond that can be stronger than blood ties, but creating that connection requires a careful balance of trust and vulnerability to show that you can be both sensitive and stoic to the needs of someone else. But loyalty can also be dangerous, and that becomes clear in "The Leftovers' " fifth episode "Gladys," where we witness in rather chilling fashion how and why the Guilty Remnant stay so devoted to their cause even in the wake of horrific acts. Indeed, viewers were likely jolted by the shockingly violent cold open of the episode. Following the GRs' cruel Christmas act at the close of "B.J. And The A.C.," the already fraught relationship between the group and the citizens of Mapleton has clearly reached a tipping point. While waiting outside a gas station for a fellow Gr member who had gone to use the bathroom, the bespectacled »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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