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Tarantino Reaffirmed He Has Only Two Films Left

13 July 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has long been a mantra of his, and this week filmmaker Quentin Tarantino once again reiterated his plans to quit directing after his tenth film. In fact, speaking at a talk at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, he seemed quite adamant about sticking to his plan - albeit with one tiny caveat:

"I'm planning on stopping at 10. So it'll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn't contaminate the other 10."

Tarantino counts both Kill Bills as one movie, with his most recent "The Hateful Eight" being his eighth film. »

- Garth Franklin

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Quentin Tarantino may make more than 10 films after all, says Hans Landa is his favourite character

13 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During production of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino indicated on several occasions that he plans to call time on his filmmaking career after directing ten movies. With The Hateful Eight being his eighth offering, it would seem his illustrious career is drawing to a close, and speaking at the Jerusalem Film Festival Tarantino has once again reiterated this stance – although he did offer a hint that he could extend his filmography with “a geriatric one” somewhere down the line.

“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more,” said Tarantino (via EW). “Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantasia 2016: Our Picks Of The Festival

13 July 2016 1:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

July 14th marks to commencement of the 20th annual Fantasia Festival. Taking place in Montreal the festival hosts a brilliant blend of indies and genre films. During its lifetime the event has hosted films such as Shaun of the Dead, Inglourious Basterds and V/H/S. This being the festival’s twentieth year, the organisers have gone all out and have selected over 130 diverse features and shorts. We’ve had a look through the schedule and know that attendees are in for a treat no matter what movies they decide to consume. But just in case you’re a really indecisive film viewer here are our picks of what to check out.

Don’t Breathe

Director: Fede Alvarez

Cast: Jane Levy, Dylan Minette, Stephen Lang

Synopsis: A trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong… »

- Kat Hughes

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Clown Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

12 July 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment have announced an August 23rd Blu-ray and DVD release of Clown, directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and produced by Eli Roth (The Green Inferno):

Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – (July 12, 2016) – Producer Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel franchise) and director Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cop Car) team up to bring audiences a haunting twist on the scary clown. Clown arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 23 from Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment. From a screenplay co-written by Watts and Christopher Ford, the film stars Laura Allen (“Ravenswood,” “All My Children”), Andy Powers (In Her Shoes, “Oz”) and Peter Stormare (“American Gods,” “The Blacklist,” Fargo).

Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off »

- Derek Anderson

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Quentin Tarantino Says to Expect Just Two More Films

12 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jerusalem — “Shabbat Shalom,” shouted Quentin Tarantino as he burst into the stage of the jam-packed Jerusalem Cinematheque to present “Pulp Fiction” and chat about his career, his relationship with actors and what keeps him going. The director, who was the subject of an homage during the festival’s opening ceremony July 7, delivered a humor-filled talk that underscored his passion and toughness. Here’s what he said about critics, dialogue and casting, among other topics.

About his claim that he only wants to make 10 movies:

“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f—ing man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Why Quentin Tarantino Thinks Hans Landa is His Best Character

11 July 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last year, I embarked on the ridiculous task of ranking every single Quentin Tarantino character and Christoph Waltz‘s Hans Landa, the scheming Nazi villain of Inglourious Basterds, landed in the number two spot. It turns out that Tarantino thinks more highly of this character than I do, since he has revealed that Landa is his personal […]

The post Why Quentin Tarantino Thinks Hans Landa is His Best Character appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Which Quentin Tarantino Character Is the Director's Favorite?

11 July 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In his long and storied career that has already spanned three decades, Quentin Tarantino has directed 7 original movies and one novel adaptation. He's created a number of iconic, quotable characters. And any true fan would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Usually artists never cite their own personal preferences, stating loudly that each one is like a child. Impossible to choose which one gets top billing. But not Quentin. While answering questions about his past movies, he didn't hesitate to declare a favorite character. Though, his answer might not surprise you too much. He says this.

"[Hans] Landa is the best character I've ever written and maybe the best I ever will write.&#160I didn't realize [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He's probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish."

Colonel Hans Landa is the main bad guy in 2009's Inglourious Basterds. He is »

- MovieWeb

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Quentin Tarantino Clarifies His Retirement and Why He Almost Pulled the Plug on ‘Inglourious Basterds’

11 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When not working on a new film, directors will generally, well, talk about their other films. The beauty of a retrospective discussion is that filmmakers tend to be less filtered, as they both have that project in their rearview and are not trying to sell it to audiences or critics. Coming off of The Hateful EightQuentin Tarantino recently sat down at the Jerusalem Film Festival this past weekend to discuss his career, including his attempts at genre breaking and namely Inglourious Basterds — as well as the film he was there to screen, Pulp Fiction.

In the candid chat (via Times of Israel and Screen Daily), he reiterated his adamancy of stopping filmmaking after his tenth film, which means he has two left, but that he may return at 75 with “another story to tell.” However, he states, this would be a “geriatric” film, and that it essentially shouldn’t really »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Quentin Tarantino Reveals Casting Issue That Almost Kept ‘Inglourious Basterds’ From Being Made

11 July 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” almost didn’t happen. On Friday, the writer-director made an appearance at the Jerusalem Film Festival to introduce a screening of “Pulp Fiction” and told the crowd how he was one week away from pulling the plug on the 2009 war drama, The Times of Israel reports.

At issue was the character of Hans Landa, a “linguistic genius” in the film who had to be played by a German actor, according to Tarantino. “I wanted Germans, playing Germans, speaking German,” he told the Times. The tricky part was that Landa had to not only speak authentic German but also deliver a lot of lines in English, many of which required perfect comic timing and delivery due to their “poetic quality,” according to the director.

“I was getting to be kinda worried,” he said. “Unless I found the perfect Landa, I didn’t want to make the movie. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Michael Fassbender: The Next 'James Bond' ?

11 July 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Fassbender ("12 Years A Slave"), at 39-years old, has the looks, chops and killer instinct to play the next big screen 'James Bond', now that dog-faced Daniel Craig has officially left the '007' movie franchise:

"To be honest with you", said Fassbender, "I think they should reboot the 'James Bond' series and go back to his origins as a soldier.

"I’ve got a great idea for it actually, so (producer) Barbara Broccoli talk to me..."

The stage-trained actor's feature film debut was the fantasy war epic "300" (2007), playing a 'Spartan' warrior.

Prior to that, he appeared in the HBO TV miniseries "Band of Brothers" (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama "Hex" (2004–05).

He first came to prominence for his role as 'Ira' activist 'Bobby Sands' in "Hunger" (2008), for which he won a 'British Independent Film Award'.

Subsequent roles include playing a 'Royal Marines' lieutenant in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009)... »

- Michael Stevens

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Quentin Tarantino thrills Jerusalem festival audience

9 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tarantino revealed the best character he’s ever written and discussed retiring after 10 movies.

Hollywood icon Quentin Tarantino regaled a sold-out crowd at Jerusalem Cinematheque on Friday with tales from his directing career and his enduring love for cinema.

The famously loquacious film-maker spoke with enthusiasm and energy about his craft, comparing his method to that of a 13-year-old child imagining writing an episode of his favourite TV series.

“If you’re a kid, you don’t know any of the rules and regulations, you just want to make the greatest Star Trek episode ever, a wild, crazy version of it — that actually sounds fucking exciting,” said the director, whose nine features include debut Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. “My take on genre is not dissimilar; I want to deliver the pleasures that are there but I want to do it my way.”

Tarantino was speaking before a screening of his second feature, 1994’s »

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Review: ‘Carnage Park’ Is A Bloody Tarantino Homage That Hits A Dead End

7 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Located in the dusty stretch of hell that lies between homage and pastiche, Mickey Keating’s “Carnage Park” is a lean, mean, motherfucker of a movie that confirms the young director’s outsized potential but fails to follow through on his most explicit promise. A twisted “true crime” story that’s heavily indebted to Quentin Tarantino and boasts all the historical validity of “Inglourious Basterds,” this gnarly gore-fest opens with the kind of reckless, apocryphal declaration that’s only made by geniuses or kids too young to know any better: “The film you are about to see is perhaps the most bizarre episode in the annals of American crime.” That’s a mighty big gauntlet to drop at the feet of an unsuspecting audience, but “Carnage Park” nearly lives up to its own hype — at least for a little while, anyway.

1978. A deranged Vietnam vet named Wyatt Moss (played by »

- David Ehrlich

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Tarantino touches down at Jerusalem fest

7 July 2016 5:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director is at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival to accompany a screening of Pulp Fiction.

Iconic Us film-maker Quentin Tarantino is one of a number of high-profile international guests attending this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival (July 7-17). Tarantino is in town to accompany a screening of his 1994 feature, the Palme d’Or and Oscar-winning neo-noir black comedy Pulp Fiction. The film will be projected from a restored 35mm print from Tarantino’s personal archive.

The sold-out screening will take place at the Cinematheque tomorrow at 10pm. The director will participate in a live on-stage conversation following the film. Tarantino, who last visited Israel in 2009 to promote his Second World War thriller Inglourious Basterds, will also be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the festival’s opening ceremony tonight.

Another high-profile director attending the festival is Whit Stillman, who will participate in a Meet The Filmmaker event after a screening of his latest feature, the Kate Beckinsale »

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Vivendi’s Studiocanal Sells ‘Section Zero,’ ‘The Five,’ ‘Spotless’ to Spain’s Telefonica

5 July 2016 2:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In one of Vivendi’s biggest deals to date with Spain’s Telefonica, Vivendi-owned Studiocanal has licensed to Telefonica’s pay TV operator Movistar Plus a trio of TV series: “Section Zero,” “The Five” and “Spotless.” Movistar Plus has also renewed its licensing deal for “Pillars of the Earth.”

Deals take in pay TV and Svod rights to Spain on some of the latest TV plays by Luc Besson’s EuropaCop, which co-produced “Section Zero” and U.S. novelist Harlan Coben, whose “The Five” is the first series he has originated for TV.

The four-series pact on a clutch of Studiocanal’s banner series over 2015-2016 also marks the latest trading between Vivendi and Telefonica, one of Europe’s biggest telcos, which boasted a turnover of €47.2 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015. Telefonica also owns Spain’s biggest pay TV operation, Movistar Plus, with 3.7 million subscriber households at the end of 2015, and has launched pay TV operations over much of »

- John Hopewell

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Anthropoid’

1 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In Hollywood’s alternate history of World War II, Tom Cruise tried and failed to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the loosely fact-based “Valkyrie,” as did Walter Pidgeon in Fritz Lang’s thoroughly fictional “Man Hunt,” before Brad Pitt finally managed to get the job done with the help of his fellow “Inglourious Basterds.” Now, in the most historically accurate of these big-screen resistance feats, “Fifty Shades of Grey” heartthrob Jamie Dornan takes aim at one of Hitler’s top lieutenants, SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, who oversaw both the Reich’s claim on Bohemia and Moravia (now the Czech Republic) and the Final Solution.

Anthropoid,” which derives its sci-fi-sounding title from the Czechoslovak army-in-exile’s real-life operation to assassinate Heydrich, capitalizes on the facts of this little-known act of heroism, casting two dreamy stars (Dornan and Cillian Murphy) as expat soldiers Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík, who parachute back into their Nazi-occupied »

- Peter Debruge

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

29 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A talky and mostly turgid attempt by British director David Yates to build on the epic vision he brought to the final four Harry Potter movies via another beloved literary hero, “The Legend of Tarzan” is sequel, origin story and racially sensitive revisionist history lesson all in one. What it isn’t is much fun for anyone who’s seen Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “ape man” in any of his previous incarnations. While name recognition alone should snare a fair number of those who prefer their pulp heroes endowed with superpowers, between this and last year’s “Pan,” evidence suggests Warner Brothers ought to leave the live-action reboots to Disney.

As it turns out, Disney scored a double victory earlier this year with “The Jungle Book,” not only getting out in front of Warners’ Andy Serkis-directed version of the same, but also stealing the thunder from the rival studio’s other jungle child tentpole. »

- Peter Debruge

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Diane Kruger Opens Up About How Meeting Longtime Love Joshua Jackson Changed Her Life

27 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Diane Kruger went through a rough patch when she turned 30 and realized she was in the middle of an identity crisis. Then she met Joshua Jackson. In the cover story for Town & Country's August issue, the German-born actress opens up about how meeting Jackson was a pivotal point in her life. "Meeting someone like my partner, who has a very different perspective, who likes to travel in a different way and be open to various experience, was so important," the 39-year-old Inglourious Basterds star says. The pair, who have spoken about their reluctance to marry, started dating in 2006 right after »

- Ale Russian

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Terrence Malick lines up WWII feature 'Radegund'

22 June 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Terrence Malick is lining up WWII drama Radegund (aka Jägerstätter), about the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II who was executed by the Nazis in 1943 aged 36.

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI declared Jägerstätter a martyr and he was beatified by the Catholic Church.

Set to play Jägerstätter is August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds, The Counterfeiters), while Valerie Pachner (Jack) is also due to join.

The project was announced by the German funding body the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, which is backing it with €400,000.

The drama is reportedly set to shoot at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany, this summer and marks Malick’s return to the WWII era following acclaimed 1998 title The Thin Red Line.

The title Radegund refers to the Thuringian princess and Frankish queen from the 6th century who found protection under the Church after fleeing her marriage when her husband had her »

- (Martin Blaney)

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Malick to direct film about Austrian conscientious objector executed by Nazis

22 June 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Terrence Malick’s Radegund will tell story of Franz Jägerstätter, who refused conscription in Wehrmacht and was killed at age 36

Reports have emerged that Knight of Cups director Terrence Malick has set up his next project: a study of an Austrian second world war conscientious objector featuring the German actor August Diehl, best known for Inglourious Basterds and The Counterfeiters.

Related: Terrence Malick finally embarks on Voyage of Time – twice

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- Andrew Pulver

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Terrence Malick's Next Film Is "Radegund"

22 June 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Knight of Cups" opened earlier this year, "Weightless" still hasn't locked a release date, and the documentary "Voyage Of Time" is a few months off. Nevertheless, that's not stopping filmmaker Terrence Malick from setting up his next project.

Blickpunkt: Film (via The Playlist) says that Malick has received funding from a German funding body towards the production of his next feature "Radegund".

"Inglourious Basterds" actor August Diehl plays Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian man who opposed the Nazis and refused to fight as a conscientious objector - causing him to be executed by the Nazis in 1943. Axel Corti previously adapted his story on film in 1971, and in 2007 Jagerstatter was beatified and declared a martyr by Pope Benedict XVI.

Shooting will take place at Studio Babelsberg this summer. »

- Garth Franklin

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