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The Great Digital Film Festival: Quentin Tarantino's 10 Greatest Female Characters

5 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.”

Quentin Tarantino took Jean-Luc Godard’s quote to heart, populating his blood-splattered films with some of the most iconic female characters in the last twenty-five years. There’s almost always a female lead or, at the very least, a villain.

Quentin's next movie, The Hateful Eight, isn't any different. Early press for the film has raved about Jennifer Jason Leigh and her performance as Daisy Domergue. So get ready for Tarantino’s eighth film with “Bang Bang” byNancy Sinatra and a celebration of the badass babes that have defined Quentin Tarantino’s filmography.

Who is Tarantino’s greatest female character?

 

 

10. Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer) - Pulp Fiction

Amanda Plummer’s Honey Bunny is a watered down version of the Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis) in Oliver Stone’s Tarantino-penned crime satire, Natural Born Killers. Honey Bunny isn’t quite »

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Looking back at The Five Deadly Venoms

5 February 2016 5:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Five Deadly Venoms is a martial arts classic, that comes with one of the best opening sequences we've seen...

You don't need to do much more than whisper "I had five pupils..." to send shivers up the spines of most martial arts fans. It's a line that kicks off one of the most dazzling opening sequences in the history of cinema, as the dying Master of the Poison Clan explains to his sixth and final pupil that there were five more before him, each trained in a unique fighting style.

The Five Deadly Venoms wear masks that hide their identity and represent their particular style. There's the Centipede, the Snake, the Scorpion, the Lizard and the Toad, and the ways in which they fight draw from each animal's characteristics. As the Master explains, Centipede and Snake know one another's identity, as do Lizard and Toad. None of the others know Scorpion. »

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Looking back at The Five Deadly Venoms

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The Five Deadly Venoms is a martial arts classic, that comes with one of the best opening sequences we've seen...

You don't need to do much more than whisper "I had five pupils..." to send shivers up the spines of most martial arts fans. It's a line that kicks off one of the most dazzling opening sequences in the history of cinema, as the dying Master of the Poison Clan explains to his sixth and final pupil that there were five more before him, each trained in a unique fighting style.

The Five Deadly Venoms wear masks that hide their identity and represent their particular style. There's the Centipede, the Snake, the Scorpion, the Lizard and the Toad, and the ways in which they fight draw from each animal's characteristics. As the Master explains, Centipede and Snake know one another's identity, as do Lizard and Toad. None of the others know Scorpion. »

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Kansas City Confidential | Blu-ray Review

2 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After falling into the public domain, Phil Karlson’s 1952 film noir Kansas City Confidential became unfairly lumped into B-grade bracket, a disservice considering the title’s odd narrative and eventual influence on contemporary filmmakers. Karlson, who would eventually turn to mainstream efforts starring the likes of Dean Martin and Elvis Presley in the 1960s and 1970s, contributed several enjoyable minor noir efforts in the 1950s. These would include 1952’s Scandal Sheet with Donna Reed and Broderick Crawford, Kim Novak casino heist effort 5 Against the House, and that same year’s Tight Spot with a peculiar role for Ginger Rogers. But none have enjoyed the staying power of this particular heist drama, now restored with its most accomplished transfer yet.

Kansas City delivery man Joe Rolfe (John Payne) is at the wrong place at the wrong time when he’s nabbed by the cops as the driver of a heist involving »

- Nicholas Bell

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DVD Review: A Touch of Zen

30 January 2016 2:42 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ Most Western audiences could probably name a handful of important kung fu films - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, perhaps a smattering of Bruce Lee flicks - but it is King Hu's A Touch of Zen that set the template for all kung fu cinema to follow. In A Touch of Zen, Hu created something that transcends its generic boundaries; a foundational masterpiece of affecting beauty and precision. The Kill Bill saga and The Matrix obviously took their cues from its style, but its continuing influence on cinema shouldn't be underestimated; even the snowy lightsaber battle in the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens is more than a little reminiscent of the bamboo forest fight in Hu's film.

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- CineVue UK

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Watch Quentin Tarantino Read the Opening of ‘Kill Bill’ to Robert Rodriguez in 1994

29 January 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This is a cool piece of vintage video footage captured by director Robert Rodriguez. His friend and fellow filmmaker Quentin Tarantino reads him the opening of an early version of the Kill Bill screenplay in 1994, nine years before the movie was released. Hit the jump to watch Quentin Tarantino read from his very early […]

The post Watch Quentin Tarantino Read the Opening of ‘Kill Bill’ to Robert Rodriguez in 1994 appeared first on /Film. »

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Timothy Omundson Sings 'Crazy, Silly' Galavant's Praises, Shares How Psych Rekindled His Love for Musical Theater

29 January 2016 9:15 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Timothy Omundson is singing a most happy tune.

Even though ABC’s Galavant is wrapping its sophomore staging this Sunday at 8/7c, the veteran actor cannot say enough about the ambitious musical-comedy, which this season pumped in a lot of heart on top of hummable tunes and anachronistic humor.

As deposed King Richard and his bestie Galavant ready to lead a zombie army into war with Madalena and Gareth’s kingdom of Valencia, the Psych alum shared with TVLine the story of the months-long journey that led him to revisit his love of musical-theater. (Now if only Omundson’s missus »

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January 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Sonny Boy, Jack’S Back, Survival Knife

25 January 2016 6:07 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

January’s home entertainment releases end on a quiet note as there are only a handful of genre-related Blu-ray and DVDs making their way home this Tuesday. Scream Factory has a double dose of horror coming our way on January with Jack’s Back (featuring James Spader) and Sonny Boy (starring the legendary David Carradine), and Wild Eye Releasing is serving up two indie horror flicks on DVD as well, Serial Kaller and Survival Knife.

Jack’s Back (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

One hundred years ago, Jack the Ripper slashed his way through London’s red light district. Now, a modern-day maniac is honoring the event by mutilating L.A. ’s ladies of the evening. Has Jack the Ripper been reborn? The police are stumped and the prostitutes of L.A. are scared. The only person with a chance of solving the murders has a problem of his »

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Dhanush to make his Hollywood debut opposite Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman

25 January 2016 5:53 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While he is an established South star, Dhanush recently also made a mark in Bollywood and now his eyes are set on Hollywood. The actor is all set to make his international debut with none other than the Kill Bill star Uma Thurman and Alexandria Daddario of San Andreas fame. The film that marks the debut of Dhanush is titled The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Who Got Trapped In An Ikea Cupboard, directed by Iranian French director Marjane Satrapi. Dhanush plays the role of an entertainer named Aja from a group of artists who is sent to Paris on a secret mission by his mother. Director Marjane maintained that it was Dhanush's looks, smile and intelligence that attracted her the most and she was quite confident whilst casting him for this role. Produced by Aditi Anand, the film is said to be shot in India, Italy, Morocco and France »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Uma Thurman, Alexandra Daddario Join Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Extraordinary Journey’ (Exclusive)

25 January 2016 1:24 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafitte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Bollywood star Dhanush in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.”

Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective,” “San Andreas”) is in advanced negotiations to take one of the lead roles.

TF1 International reps the English-language project and will kick off pre-sales at Berlin’s European Film Market.

Gemma Arterton (“Hansel And Gretel”), Abel Jafri (“Timbuktu”) and Seema Biswas (“The Queen Bandit”) complete the cast.

“Extraordinary Journey” will mark the most ambitious project undertaken by Satrapi, the Iranian-born French comicbook artist and filmmaker behind Cannes’ jury prize winner “Persepolis” and “Chicken With Plums.”

Satrapi made her English-language debut with “The Voices” starring Ryan Reynolds.

Luc Bossi’s Brio Films is lead producing. Vamonos Films, Italy’s Paco Cinematografica and India’s Little Red Car are co-producing. “Extraordinary Journey” has already been picked up by SquareOne in Germany. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Contest: Win Sonny Boy on Blu-ray

23 January 2016 9:34 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A couple played by Paul L. Smith and David Carradine use cruel and unusual parenting methods in Sonny Boy. Ahead of the film's January 26th home media debut from Scream Factory, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Sonny Boy.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject "Sonny Boy Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 29th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the press release: A wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk, the provocative cult classic Sonny Boy makes its home entertainment debut on January 26th, »

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Sonny Boy Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

21 January 2016 2:06 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

A couple played by Paul L. Smith and David Carradine use cruel and unusual parenting methods in Sonny Boy. Ahead of the film's January 26th home media debut from Scream Factory, we have Blu-ray clips and a trailer from Robert Martin Carroll's 1989 horror film.

From the press release: A wickedly off-beat tale of family love gone berserk, the provocative cult classic Sonny Boy makes its home entertainment debut on January 26th, 2016 from Scream Factory.  Featuring a shattering, unforgettable performance from David Carradine (Kill Bill) and powerful supporting turns from Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express, Crimewave) and Brad Dourif (Child’s Play, The Exorcist III), Sonny Boy features the unrated cut and comes loaded with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director Robert Martin Carroll, new audio commentary with writer Graeme Whifler, a digital file of the first draft of the script, and the original theatrical trailer. »

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Kill Bill Franchise

21 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

As someone who loves movies, especially ones made by Quentin Tarantino, I’ve got to say that the Kill Bill films are something special. A mix of classic ’70s kung fu-style action with a thrilling and fun revenge tale, these movies did an excellent job of balancing the more superficial and fun style that they both featured with the more significant and emotional aspects of the story being told. Even though, like most film fanatics, my favorite Tarantino movie will always be Pulp Fiction, both Kill Bills, especially Vol. 1, are right behind it for the top spot on my list.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Kill Bill Franchise »

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The Hateful Eight: 8 Reasons It’s Quentin Tarantino’s Worst Film

21 January 2016 11:14 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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In my Quentin Tarantino ranking, I placed the director’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, in eighth position (out of nine), putting it only ahead of Death Proof – a film I’ve long considered a Qt side-film, free from his actual canon – as Tarantino’s very worst film. The Hateful Eight has received mixed-to-favourable reviews, but for me it didn’t strike a single chord, ending up as that rare thing: a hated film from a director whose work I usually love.

Or should that be loved. Problems have been creeping into the director’s oeuvre for a long time now, problems that early on in his career were easy to gloss over but are now becoming more salient, more prominent as Qt approaches his tenth film (because Kill Bill doesn’t count as one) and third decade as a director.

Tarantino criticism is a peculiar thing, and with »

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Every Quentin Tarantino Movie Exists In The Same Universe; Director Eyeing 1930s Aussie Crime Drama As Next Project

19 January 2016 10:28 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

His decorated body of work has long been the subject of intense scrutiny, praise and adulation, whether it’s his genre-mashing Pulp Fiction or, more recently, a barnstorming Civil War thriller in the vein of The Hateful Eight. But do all of Quentin Tarantino‘s movies exist in the same universe? The answer to that question is a resounding yes, according to the director himself.

Speculation that the Tarantino-verse was real first came to light when Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction‘s Vincent Vega shared a surname, only for the filmmaker to confirm later that the pair are actually brothers. But the connections – subtle though they may be – run deeper than that.

When quizzed about the possibility by The Project, Tarantino confirmed that there lies a “realer than real” universe underpinning his film catalog. “So From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, they all take place in this special movie universe, »

- Michael Briers

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'From Dusk Till Dawn': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Clooney's Cult Hit

18 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"From Dusk Till Dawn" looked like a box office misfire for hot young filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez when it was released 20 years ago this week (on January 19, 1996). But like the strip-club vampires who ambush the fugitive Gecko brothers, "Dawn" has proven surprisingly resistant to death.

Despite its modest ticket sales, the bloody film became a cult hit that spawned a theatrically-released making-of documentary ("Full Tilt Boogie"), two straight-to-video sequels, and a horror series on Rodriguez's El Rey cable channel that will soon begin its third season. More important, it gave George Clooney his first big break in movies after his TV success on "ER." It also marked the first full-length collaboration between Tarantino and Rodriguez, and gave Salma Hayek the most iconic scene of her career, as a snake-wielding table dancer/queen of the vampires.

In honor of the film turning 20 years old this week, here are 10 things »

- Gary Susman

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Movie Review: The Hateful Eight

17 January 2016 10:59 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Quentin Tarantino can do whatever he wants. At this point in his career, twenty-two years removed from the pop-culture milestone Pulp Fiction (1994), the lowbrow aficionado has dabbled in everything from Kung Fu (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & 2 [2003/04]) and Blaxploitation (Jackie Brown [1997]) to world war (Inglorious Basterds [2009]) and revisionist westerns (Django Unchained [2012]). Each crucially dependent on their assigned genres, but unmistakably stamped by an artist who loves to screw with the status quo. No other filmmaker can channel the sophistication of Jean-Luc Godard and the violence of John Woo through the veil of a 1970s exploitation flick – much less attempt to in a coherent state of mind. But this is where the Oscar nominated Tarantino resides full time: right on the edge of cinematic sanity.

Proudly marketed as the director’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight is another high-tension affair; punctuated by a script you could bounce a bullet off of. Racial slurs, »

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‘That’s a Nice Touch’: Why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is Quentin Tarantino’s Magnum Opus

16 January 2016 12:32 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

With the recent conclusion of the 73rd Golden Globe Awards and the announcing of the 2016 Oscar nominations, awards season in Hollywood is officially upon us. Now’s the time for filmgoers to binge on all, or as many of the Oscar frontrunners as possible before February 28th. Some of us get as much, if not more enjoyment out of emotionally attaching ourselves to potential nominees and winners than the actual film-going experience. Our investment in these films is such a not-so-quiet reverence of the work itself, playing favorites is one of our most cherished annual pastimes. Who we align ourselves with isn’t a complicated process. While we can side with a film for a whole host of reasons, odds are if a particular auteur’s newest offering is in the running, our selection is made for us.

If you frequently pay attention to Rotten Tomatoes scores, maybe it surprises »

- William Penix

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Quentin Tarantino – Ranking His Films From Worst To Best

16 January 2016 1:14 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There aren’t many directors like Quentin Tarantino. He burst onto the scene in the 1990s with a pair of unprecedented features, carried on through into the 2000s with bold and visually impressive films that looked to build upon his fanboy cinephilia, and is now making the sort of grand, American epics (in the proper sense of that word) you’d expect of a director of this talent approaching his mid-50s.

And now The Hateful Eight has finally dropped. After years of script leaks, stage readings and standard Quentin Tarantino stunt-pulling, the film has arrived in theatres; complete, in some, with an overture and an intermission and shown in “glorious” (the now-standard term) 70mm celluloid where possible. Reviews have been mixed-to-good, but one thing remains: there isn’t much that can trump the excitement arrival of a new Qt movie in cinemas.

With that in mind, let’s »

- Taylor Burns

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Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight director, discusses his love for Australian cinema – video

14 January 2016 10:23 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

While in Sydney promoting his eighth film, The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino spoke at length about his love of Australian cinema and the influence it has had on his own movies. The Kill Bill director coined the term ‘Ozploitation’ to define the genre of low-budget horror, comedy and action films made in Australia in the 1970s and 80s

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- Guardian Staff

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