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At one time, Guy Ritchie’s brand had him leading the post-”Pulp Fiction” wave of directors following in the wake of Quentin Tarantino, with his own distinctly British crime pictures that mixed action and comedy with equal verve. Now he’s just a guy stuck in the blockbuster rut making stuff like “Sherlock Holmes” or this summer’s “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword.” Yawn.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
Three Spielberg pictures screen this weekend, while Rohmer is highlighted with Pauline at the Beach and Full Moon in Paris on Friday.
A Rocky-Creed mini-series run on Friday and Saturday.
The Rules of the Game shows this Sunday.
- Nick Newman
So you’ve finally made it in the big time and you think to yourself, I now have a private island and yacht, but what else can I buy myself to implement my Hollywood status? Oh I know, I’ll buy myself a private plane. The quality of life is what separates a common man from celebrities and adding a jet to their collection is just an enhancement to their life quality and quite possibly their personality too. A number of Hollywood superstars own a plane and maybe it’s just to show off that they can buy one and another annoying factor is that they don’t have to deal with any of the stressful parking that us ‘normal’ people have to endure. That said, I can’t promise you that you’ll be a Hollywood superstar anytime soon, but one thing I can promise you, is using sites like this http://www. »
- The Hollywood News
This supercharged 1996 story of drugs, violence and growing up has lost none of its edge ahead of the release of sequel T2
Prior to the guys’ Take-That-style reunion in the forthcoming sequel T2, here is a very welcome big-screen rerelease of Danny Boyle’s original Trainspotting, 21 years on. It holds up terrifically well. This movie was the first, maybe the only successful 90s British attempt at answering films like Goodfellas or Pulp Fiction; it has a version of their spirit and power – and matches them for hardcore violence, horror and drugs. But John Hodge’s screenplay, taken from the novel by Irvine Welsh, brings in a grittily British kind of social-realist pessimism. Watching it again, especially during the periodic “family” scenes in pubs after court appearances and funerals, I thought of Ken Loach’s Poor Cow.
Trainspotting is supercharged with sulphurous humour and brutal recklessness: it charges at you like »
- Peter Bradshaw
Quentin Tarantino is many things. Above all of them he is one of America's most important living directors. In a day and age when everything is a prequel, sequel or part of some tentpole, popcorn extravaganza, Tarantino is someone who has created his own tentpole extravaganza from scratch. He has his own genre: Quentin Tarantino movies. That he is able to make them personal and a piece of art in the process, is further testament to just how special this director is.
Apparently, we aren't going to have him around making movies for too much longer. This isn't some hard and fast rule he's putting out there (if the right project comes along he's not going to not do it), he just seems to feel that 10 is a nice round number and it would be a good place to stop. While it might not make much sense to even announce you're quitting, »
Simon Brew Jan 12, 2017
We’re in an era now where movie marketing tends to be more uniform, and particularly when it comes to a big Hollywood blockbuster, there’s a lot of control exerted over promotional artwork, and how it’s allowed to vary from country to country.
Yet that wasn’t always the case. As and when films were shipped around the world, even as recently as the 1990s, some territories really managed to give otherwise fairly traditional movie posters in particular a particularly notable spin.
Poland got particularly good at this. Thanks to poster designers such as Mieczyslaw Wasilewski, Waldemar Swierzy, Wiktor Gorka, Andrzej Pagowski and Wieslaw Rosocha, latitude was taken to come up with some really wonderfully striking poster visuals.
The gallery we’re going to show you, »
Neck-chomping culebras will make house calls this February when Entertainment One unleashes the third season of El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series on Blu-ray and DVD, and we have a look at the cover art and sizable list of bonus features for the ravenous release.
Press Release: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three
Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray/DVD Srp: $49.99/$38.99
The Loaded 3-Disc Set Features All 10 Unedited Episodes and Exclusive Extras from the Recently-Wrapped Third Season of the Action-Packed, Horror-Filled Series Starring D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza González and Guest Stars Including Ana de la Reguara and Tom Savini
This February, home audiences will be whisked deep into the vortex of a culebra underworld on the verge exploding in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season Three. Across 10 new horror-packed episodes, Miramax and El Rey's fan-favorite, supernatural crime saga returns on loaded blu-ray and DVD, »
- Derek Anderson
Quentin Tarantino is known for a great many things in his movies. You can usually count on quite a bit of violence, some unique way of storytelling and on more than one occasion, a presumably tasty burger. The burger in question first showed up in 1994's Pulp Fiction and came from a chain of restaurants known as Big Kahuna Burger. Now, a fan of Quentin Tarantino's movies has made that fictional burger a reality.
A YouTuber by the name of Andrew Rea recently posted a video to his YouTube channel in which, he actually makes a Big Kahuna Burger. For some reason, he includes a clip of the Frasier theme song in the beginning of the video, but then he does a more logical cutaway to the famous Pulp Fiction scene in which Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) eats the burger and reveals that it is from a "Hawaiian burger joint. »
There’s no doubt that one of the most iconic scenes in Pulp Fiction is when Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta confront Brett and his friends to retrieve a briefcase with an unknown object inside. In the scene, Jackson takes it upon himself to take a bite out of Brett’s cheeseburger, which he says they […]
The post Learn How to Make A Big Kahuna Burger Inspired ‘Pulp Fiction’ [Video] appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Some of the food we see in movies looks so damn good it's enough to make you wanna drop everything and go feast until you explode a la Terry Jones in The Meaning Of Life. One of those scenes is from the classic Pulp Fiction in which Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) takes a big bite of a Big Kahuna burger, then washes it down with some Sprite. The burger chain in the film does not exist in real life, so one man has... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Anyone who has watched more than one of Quentin Tarantino’s films knows about the Big Kahuna Burger. But, for those who don’t happen to be fans of the filmmaker or simply have not paid enough attention, this is a fictional chain of Hawaiian-themed fast food restaurants that have appeared in at least four of Tarantino’s movies: “Death Proof,” “Four Rooms,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs.”
It is the delicious-looking burger that Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Jules Winnfield, takes away from a terrified guy named Brett (Frank Whaley) in a scene from 1994’s iconic “Pulp Fiction.” “Hamburgers, the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast,” says Jackson’s character before asking »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The Big Kahuna Burger is one of many recurring figures that establish a consistent universe among Quentin Tarantino’s movies, along with the Vega brothers and Red Apple cigarettes. The Hawaiian burger joint pops up in Death Proof, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs, as well as Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn. It’s the burger that Samuel L. Jackson maliciously takes a huge bite out of while tormenting a chap named Brett early in Pulp Fiction. “This is a tasty burger!” Jackson tells the terrified man. If you would like to make that tasty burger and experience the joy that Jules did, a new video is here to help.
The video sort of cheats, since, by its own admission, the Big Kahuna Burger itself is not exactly inspiring—just some cheese and ketchup. It jazzes it up by smashing the beef against a smoking hot cast-iron »
- Clayton Purdom
Local Palm Springs production companies — a collaboration between Made for Nothing Productions, LLC, Blue Moxie, Creative Monster and Jorn Winther Productions — are pleased to announce that “Do It Or Die” will have its world premiere at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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Directed by 86 year-old Jorn Winther, the film is based on a true story: the brutal kidnapping of Palm Springs socialite and philanthropist Elaine Chaddick (Denise DuBarry) in 1979. Elaine fights to stay alive out in the hot desert, using all her people skills to prevent her sociopathic kidnapper Bobby Ray Robbins (Andrew McGuiness) from killing her – and FBI agent Herb Clough (David Naughton) assigned to her case racing against the clock to find her and bring down her kidnapper. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring »
- Vikram Murthi
By: Carson Blackwelder
Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.
Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »
- Carson Blackwelder
14 items from 2017
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