Anyone who’s followed Quentin Tarantino’s career knows that his ouevre consists of his own versions of the B-movie genres/themes he grew up loving. From blaxploitation, to Hong Kong martial arts epics, World War II, to spaghetti westerns, the director likes putting his unique stamp on a wide range of cinematic styles. The very secretive filmmaker often only announces the genre of his next film, and that starts the buzz on what tends to be a big movie to watch out for.
“I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western. I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
First, he made Django Unchained; then, he cited The Lone Ranger in his top films of 2013 so far. It’s clear Quentin Tarantino loves a good Western, so it’s no surprise to hear his next project will see him return to the oft-forgotten genre.
The acclaimed director of such classics as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Inglourious Basterds recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote a graphic novel adaptation of Django, where he revealed the genre of his next project – and also confirmed that it won’t be a sequel to the Jamie Foxx-starring Django, released earlier this year in the UK.
Tarantino professed his love for the genre to Leno:
‘I love westerns so much, after I taught myself to make one, it’s like ‘Now let me make another one, now I know what I’m doing.”
This isn’t the first »
- Chris Wharfe
Check out this great video motion graphic called Cult Classic Cars: The Best Movie Cars of All Time. It was created by Kayla Matthews and features images and information on several of our favorite movie cars such as the Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises, Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds, Barricade from Transformers, the Cherry Red Chevelle from Pulp Fiction, the 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt, and more.
Some of the greatest cars in the world were crafted specifically for a movie role. A great car can make or break a film. Here's a few of the best cars featured in movies. Sometimes, they are just as famous as the actors themselves.
The video was actually put together pretty well, and it's got some fun information.
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- Joey Paur
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...
The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.
From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.
As ever, we've travelled far outside the »
In an interview with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, the exploitation loving director confirmed that he wants to stay within the same genre as Django, because he got so much out of it.
“I can’t say that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven’t told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It’s a western. It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s another Western. I had so much fun doing Django and I love westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘Ok, now let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.’”
So, no return for the eponymous hero of Tarantino’s last project »
- Simon Gallagher
Director announces next project will be a western, but not a sequel to Oscar-winning Django Unchained
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Quentin Tarantino has announced to Us talk show host Jay Leno that his next project will be a western. It follows his film Django Unchained in 2012, a western starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz which won Tarantino an Oscar for his screenplay – but Tarantino says that the new project is not connected.
"I can't talk that much about it, but I will say one thing," Tarantino told Leno. "I haven't told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It's a western. It's not a Django sequel, but it's another Western. I had so much fun doing Django and I love westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it's like 'Ok, now let me make another »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Wednesday, November 27, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and they are starting early. The deals throughout the day begin just after midnight today and there are a few titles worthy of your attention. If I had to select one title from the batch of deals going live today it would certainly be the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray collection, beyond that the Schindler's List Blu-ray is worth considering and, if you're looking for a nice little quadruple feature you can't really go wrong with picking up the Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth bundle, the price isn't yet available, but I have to assume it won't break the bank. Finally, that Best of Warner Bros. Romance Collection at 12:20 Pm might be worth a look as it includes some greats such »
- Brad Brevet
A pregnant teenager flees life with her drug-addicted mother and ends up living on the street before being welcomed into her first real home in this gripping first trailer for Gimme Shelter, an extraordinary tale of survival and redemption inspired by actual events. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the film will be in theaters January 24, 2014.
For 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), and June’s string of lowlife boyfriends. When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom (Brendan Fraser), a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna (Stephanie Szostak) and two young children. But Apple’s inability to adjust to her new circumstances, and her refusal to terminate her pregnancy, soon force her back onto the streets. »
- Michelle McCue
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Tuesday, November 26, with not only a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today, but I've added several new titles that will be on sale all throughout the week with more being added all the time. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray, Out of Africa, The Polar Express, and a DVD two-pack including The Way, Way Back and Cedar Rapids and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page for the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. »
- Brad Brevet
‘Catching Fire’ weekend box office: Record breaker with qualifiers — though a huge success all the same (photo: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) For the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, Lionsgate overestimated the domestic box office take of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by nearly 2%. Doesn’t sound like much? What about $3 million? That figure can make a hell of a difference when we’re talking box office records. In fact, it can be the difference between a movie breaking and not breaking a box office record. All day Sunday heralded as the biggest 2D opening ever in the United States and Canada, the Francis Lawrence-directed Catching Fire actually opened below two movies: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Dark Knight (2008). And when inflation is taken into account, as it always should, the The Hunger Games sequel falls behind a couple of other titles as well. »
- Zac Gille
Director Adam McKay shot so much extra footage for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" -- including multiple alternate takes for nearly every joke and every scene -- that the first cut of the film was four and a half hours long.
That's what McKay told ScreenCrush in a new interview promoting the upcoming release of the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." McKay said subsequent cuts shaved the movie down to three hours and then to two and a half, before finally settling in right around two hours for the soon-to-be-finished film.
Of course, all that editing means many jokes won't see the light of day, but the director doesn't want that to happen. McKay said he's mulling over cutting a completely new version of the film that still keeps the plot, but uses all the alternate takes and extra jokes in place of the originals, »
- Katie Roberts
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Monday, November 25, with a whole new batch of DVDs, Blu-rays and a few extras on sale as I will continue to update the information below throughout the day and all throughout the week. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on Harry Potter Blu-rays and DVDs, complete seasons of "The Closer", Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-ray, "Glee" and much more. Outside of what's below you can find the current upcoming scheduled deals for the week right here, which I will be updating as more titles and deals are announced. Otherwise, start shopping. Right Now! The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series with Shag Carpet Cover ($42.49) I Love Lucy »
- Brad Brevet
Scheduling conflicts with his upcoming movie Warcraft, an adaptation of the popular video game fantasy series, led writer/director Duncan Jones to exit Fleming, his planned biopic about the dangerous life of author Ian Fleming and how his own adventures led to the creation of his litereary character James Bond. Matthew Brown (Clowns) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) co-wrote the adaptation of Andrew Lycett’s Ian Fleming biography. According to Empire, with Jones scheduled to begin Warcraft next year with additional time needed for extensive post-production, his shot at directing Fleming evaporated. »
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
Back when it was a book, Catching Fire was the story of Katniss Everdeen’s ongoing struggles against the totalitarian crusty-old-dean repressive government of the Capitol. But now Catching Fire is a movie — a movie you and all your cousins will probably see — and the plot has changed a little bit. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is most clearly the story of Jennifer Lawrence, acclaimed actress and Dumb & Dumber fangirl, and her interactions with one of the most overqualified supporting casts this side of Harry Potter. The movie’s episodic structure makes it feel a bit like a parade, with »
- Darren Franich
The fact that Neil Gaiman's Sandman hasn't already been adapted into a feature film yet is baffling. However, for fans of the now legendary comic book series, we may be one step nearer to a cinematic adaptation. According to Badass Digest, Batman Begins, Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman scribe David S. Goyer reportedly pitching the idea to Warner Bros. with a view to casting Joseph Gordon Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Don Jon) in the lead role as Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams.
There have been several attempts to bring the DC Comics series to the screen over the years, with Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avery attached to direct in the mid 90s, working from a script by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean), while James Mangold (The Wolverine) unsuccessfully pitched a television series to HBO and Warner Bros Television attached Supernatural creator Eric Kripke »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find Pulp Fiction + Seinfeld; a dark Peter Pan fan film; John Stewart interviewing Jennifer Lawrence; Jimmy Kimmel pranking John Krasinski; Ellen trying to guess Robin Williams’ accents/impressions; what Mad Men would look like without smoking; and Ron Burgundy’s Prison Riot Survival Tips. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
A few months ago it was reported that Die Hard 6 would be called Die Hardest and that it would be written by Ben Trebilcook. Trebilcook is finished with the script, and in a recent interview with What Culture, he spilled some details on the story that fans of the franchise might like to hear.
As a fan of the early films in the franchise, I really like the direction he is taking the story and character. It sounds like this is going to be the final film in the franchise as well, and they plan to bring back some familiar faces.
Here are the details, which could be considered Spoilers, so I'm just throwing that out there.
"Hmm, what can I say? What can I say? What am I allowed to say? Ok, without spoiling too much, I can say that McClane is invited to Tokyo by the Nakatomi »
- Joey Paur
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Hulk’s Favorite Movies: Speed Racer” — Film Crit Hulk is to be commended for defending the bizarrely disliked candy-colored gem from The Wachowskis. An excellent piece. You might need this. “Read an exclusive excerpt from ‘Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece” — Jules undergoes a spiritual change in this chapter from Jason Bailey’s new book. “Why TV Hasn’t Killed Movies, With Alfonso Cuaron” — I can’t wait for Esquire’s “Why Sculpture Hasn’t Killed Painting,” but joke’s aside, this is a keen conversation with the Gravity director. “Grace-Infused: Notes on Director Wes Anderson’s Working Relationship With Actor Jason Schwartzman” — Chuck Bowen at Roger Ebert pings off a moment in the pair’s new short film to encapsulate a long-standing collaboration. “How Friends Decided to Pair Off Monica and Chandler” — Josef »
- Scott Beggs
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Not long after A Good Day to Die Hard made more money than most can imagine, word spread that a Mr. Ben Trebilcook was working on a script for a sixth and final Die Hard for one of A Good Day‘s producers. Since Die Hard is basically the greatest movie ever and there didn’t seem to be much official out there with Mr. Trebilcook and his script, I decided to reach out to the man and see what was what (and admittedly try and get some Easter eggs. After all, I am little more than a desperate fan).
Trebilcook’s twitter suggests that the film has been moving forward and, considering the strange history of the scripts to Die Hard movies, Trebilcook’s script to screen story would be rather conventional.
Mr. Trebilcook had some surprising things to say about his script as well »
- Zachary Leeman
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