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  • Police: We’re why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is bombing at box office

    01/15/2016 9:57:30 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/14/16 | Richard Johnson
    Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is a box-office disaster, and the police officers who boycotted the movie are taking credit for its disappointing ticket sales. The violent Western was released on Christmas Day and has grossed $42.9 million so far. At this rate, it’s set to barely pass its production budget of $50 million — meaning big losses for the Weinstein Co., which spent another $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion. Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, the first union official to call for a boycott of the film, said, “With nearly 1 million law enforcement...
  • Pulp Fiction ... Mark Steyn

    12/27/2015 1:26:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The Hateful Eight, billed as "the 8th film by Quentin Tarantino", has opened in selected cities in 70mm format. I'd thought by this stage that some new young hungry film critics would have emerged who'd like to make their names by having a go at the aging enfant terrible. But, judging from the reviews, that does not seem to be the case. On the other hand, I gather there's some sort of boycott being mounted by those offended by Tarantino's recent remarks re black men who get shot by cops. It would be, as they say, ironic were the director...
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

    12/22/2015 6:19:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Early on in “The Hateful Eight,” John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line “slow like molasses.” Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience. This describes “The Hateful Eight” well, too: It deserves your patience. “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film by Quentin Tarantino, shows the very odd path that one of the greatest living filmmakers has decided to take. While many directors start out conventional and then experiment once they have clout, Tarantino has abandoned much of the nonlinear storytelling on which he made his name (with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp...
  • Quentin Tarantino Backlash Continues Among Police Groups

    10/29/2015 3:45:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2015 | By Christine Hauser
    Philadelphia and Los Angeles police groups have said they will join New York City officers in a call to boycott the work of the film director Quentin Tarantino after remarks he made last weekend at a protest against police brutality. Tarantino, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker known for a bloody crime oeuvre that includes “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” movies, joined demonstrators in New York City on Saturday in a protest organized by RiseUpOctober. The rally called for justice for people killed by the police in shootings across the United States. In a statement on Thursday, RiseUpOctober criticized...
  • Ennio Morricone to score 'Hateful Eight,' his first Western in 40 years

    07/12/2015 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    While The Hateful Eight nearly never saw the light of day after the script was leaked in January 2014, the film is now rounding into shape for a Christmas 2015 release. Quentin Tarantino and much of the cast -- including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern -- descended on Comic-Con Saturday (July 11) to tease the flick and announce that legendary composer Ennio Morricone will score the film.
  • Farrakhan on Django Unchained: It's Preparation for Race War

    01/11/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 85 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 11, 2013
    In an interview with, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan interpreted the movie Django Unchained as "preparation for a race war." To me, the movie had a purpose, he said. If a black man came out of that movie thinking like Django and white people came out of that movie seeing the slaughter of white people and they are armed to the teeth, its preparation for a race war.
  • Action figures for 'Django Unchained' draw protest (Tarantino selling slaves)

    01/08/2013 4:58:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/08/13
    **SNIP** Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, plans a news conference Tuesday with other Los Angeles black community leaders calling for the removal of the toys from the market. Ali called the action figures "a slap in the face of our ancestors." "We were outraged," said Ali, upon learning of the figures. "We feel that it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African Americans experienced." The action figures are collectibles recommended for people older than 17.
  • Quentin Tarantino says his mom dated Wilt Chamberlain ("one of the thousand)

    01/06/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/06/13 | Larry Brown
    In talking about the movie, Tarantino got into how African-American culture was a part of his life growing up. In fact, he claimed his mother dated Wilt Chamberlain in the 1970s. Black culture is my culture growing up, Tarantino explained. Yeah, it was almost like a sitcom the way we lived in the 70s. She was in her 20s, she was hot, alright, she was a hot white girl and her best friend named Jackie was a hot black girl and her other best friend, Lillian, was a hot Mexican girl. And they lived in this swinging singles apartment with...
  • What is with the Drudge report? (vanity)

    12/12/2012 12:40:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Drudgepreport ^ | 12.12.12 | vanity
    Everyone click on the drudge report and someone please tell me what this is all about. Have never seen Matt use language like that. Tried to post main page but can't. Thanks.
  • Let's Get Serious, Django... A Hollywood Boycott

    09/08/2012 3:09:52 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 17 replies ^ | September 1st, 2012 | PsykoPundit
    It's time to get serious. More anti-conservative trash has come from their mouths. More influence from their wallets. You know who. You've known them for years. Was it unfair that Republicans were spared from the wrath of Hurricane Isaac? Samuel L. Jackson thinks so. See here. Would you contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to the dirty and divisive Obama campaign? Leonardo DiCaprio would...and he did. See here. Would you provide opening entertainment at an Obama fundraiser? Jamie Foxx would...and he did. See here. Take time out of your day to stump for Obama in a swing state? Kerry Washington...
  • Tarantino unchains bloody 'Django' at Comic-Con

    07/15/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Quentin Tarantino is redefining race relations in the pre-Civil War South with "Django Unchained," his Western-style saga that he previewed at the Comic-Con fan convention.Tarantino said Saturday that he has been wanting to do a Western for ages and that the idea for "Django Unchained" first came to him 13 years ago.
  • BIG HOLLYWOOD INTERVIEW: Quentin Tarantino, a Glorious Basterd

    09/27/2009 7:27:49 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 14 replies · 698+ views ^ | N/A | Carl Kozlowski
    BIG HOLLYWOOD INTERVIEW: Quentin Tarantino, a Glorious Basterd Quentin Tarantino exploded on the world film scene in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, a brutally profane yet ingeniously plotted and often funny deconstruction of the heist-film genre. He took things to a whole other level in 1994 with Pulp Fiction, reviving the foundering careers of superstars John Travolta and Bruce Willis while launching the star careers of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman while winning a Best Screenplay Oscar himself. Yet in the 15 years since that classic, Tarantino hasnt been able to score quite as big an impact. 1997s Jackie Brown...
  • Why Hollywood Uses Politically-Correct Villains: Its the Economy, Stupid

    09/01/2009 3:38:23 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 563+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | September 1, 2009 | Chris Yogerst
    Last nights Red Eye discussed how Hollywood films like to use certain kinds of villains over others. Host Greg Gutfeld has a beef with the new "Rambo," "GI Joe," and Quentin Tarantinos "Inglourious Basterds."According to Gutfeld: These three films have two things in common. They avoid present real danger in the world and choose villains that are not just safe but politically correct to hate. On some level this is true. The film industry, like any other business, generally wants to appeal to the largest audience possible. Picking safe enemies is one way to do that. As far as...
  • That Glourious Basterd

    08/28/2009 4:58:56 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 8 replies · 601+ views
    Reason ^ | August 27th 2009 | Jesse Walker
    (Note: The following article about Inglourious Basterds contains spoilers. Significant spoilers. Giving-away-the-ending spoilers. If you intend to watch the film but haven't done it yet, see it before reading further. The article will still be here when you're finished.) With Inglourious Basterds, his genre-scrambling film about vengeful Jews killing Nazis, writer-director Quentin Tarantino has had his strongest opening weekend ever, finishing first at the box office and taking in about $37.6 million. His movie deserves to do well next weekend, too: It is witty and suspenseful, smart and entertaining. It is also controversial, which ought to boost its receipts even...
  • Germans wary of Tarantinos new Holocaust-era movie

    10/07/2008 6:26:45 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 18 replies · 917+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 10-07-08 | Israel Today Staff
    Flamboyant American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is scheduled to begin production on his new World War II movie Inglorious Bastards in Germany next week, to the consternation of leading German film critics. The movie stars Brad Pitt, who plays an American-Jewish army officer who after being freed from a German prisoner of war camp leads a group of fellow American-Jewish soldiers in a spree of gruesome revenge killings against Nazi soldiers and officers.
  • Britney Spears to play lesbian killer in Quentin Tarantino film (Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!)

    08/06/2008 5:46:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 66 replies · 217+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 1:33PM BST 06 Aug 2008 | By Sarah Knapton
    The singer was apparently chosen by the Pulp Fiction director to play dancer Varla in a remake of the 1965 cult film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The movie sees three thrill-seeking strippers encountering a young couple in the desert. Spears' character murders the boyfriend with her bare hands before taking the girlfriend hostage. The troubled singer will also have sex scenes with another girl before the drama ends in a blood-bath
  • Hostel Review (Hollywood loves torture)

    01/03/2006 5:00:01 PM PST · by Callahan · 19 replies · 1,904+ views ^ | 12/18/2005 | Sam Osborn
    rating: 3 out of 4 Director: Eli Roth Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova Screenplay: Eli Roth MPAA Classification: R (gore enough to make you gag on that morning's breakfast) I can't attest to honestly enjoying Hostel. In fact, I often had to resist the reflexive temptation to leave. The film is simply disgusting. I worried that my fellow audience members would be drenched in a fresh, steaming coat of my own vomit, to be absolutely truthful. Someone asked Writer/Director Eli Roth after the screening how he managed to convince the MPAA into an R-rating. Roth laughed...
  • NASCAR Laps Leave Tarantino Speechless

    08/27/2005 3:41:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 416+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | 8/27/05 | Jenna Fryer - AP
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - Quentin Tarantino has produced his share of action-packed, thrilling moments. For once, he was just along for the ride. Tarantino, a NASCAR novice, was treated to several hair-raising laps in a stock car Saturday that left the eccentric film director speechless at Bristol Motor Speedway. "Yeah, baby! That's what I'm talking about!" he yelled after several seconds of silence. "That was incredible. I didn't 100 percent know what to expect when I got here. I was very open to be intoxicated, and I most definitely was." Tarantino was introduced to NASCAR by good friend Mauricia Grant, a...
  • Tarantino moves on to non-gratuitous violence (Wanted to give Gibson the Oscar for 'Passion')

    03/15/2005 7:46:12 PM PST · by Destro · 48 replies · 1,854+ views ^ | Tuesday March 15, 2005 | Staff and agencies
    Tarantino moves on to non-gratuitous violence Staff and agencies Tuesday March 15, 2005 Quentin Tarantino is to exchange the world of yellow jumpsuits and shiny swords for one of muddy khakis and greasy rifles. The Kill Bill director's new film, which has the projected title of Inglorious Bastards, is to be about a platoon of second world war soldiers trapped behind enemy lines. "I've been kicking back and now I'm getting ready to start working again," Tarantino, who has just started working on the film's script, told the Sun. The director - who was in London picking up an Icon...
  • FAHRENHEIT 9/11 Wins Palme D'Or at CANNES! OLDBOY Picks Up Prize Too! (AICN on the awards)

    05/25/2004 12:51:38 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 337+ views
    Ain't It Cool ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2004 | Harry Knowles
    Hey folks, Harry here... the word from Cannes has just come in... a jubilant ecstatic phone call from a geek in Cannes ran down the winners and it seems that Michael Moore just accepted the Palme D'Or for FAHRENHEIT 9/11!!! Perhaps a political no-brainer... but my inner and outer Liberal screams "YESSSSS!," while the cautionary side worries about a jury headed by Quentin bestowing the top prize to any film that Harvey Weinstein is a producer of... BUT - at the same time I have no doubt that FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is the sort of emotional film that brands its message...