‘Ocean’s 8′: Which Movies Should Get the Female Reboot Treatment Next? (Photos)

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Between “Ocean’s 8,” “Overboard,” a remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” called “The Hustle” and a follow-up to “What Women Want” called “What Men Want,” the surge of gender-s…

Watch a whole bunch of beloved Simpsons characters get brutally murdered

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There’s something uniquely satisfying about claymation gore. The thick, mealy texture of it rips, peels, bubbles, and spews in ways that evoke the best work of Italian horror icons like Lucio Fulci. Lee Hardcastle, a U.K. filmmaker and “one-stop-shop claymation studio,” has made this kind of exploitation his bread and…

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If Quentin Tarantino won’t make The Vega Brothers, other people will, damn it

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While not as vast as, say, Stephen King’s interconnected web of stories or Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse, the films of Quentin Tarantino contain enough threads to reveal that they exist in the same universe. Take the Vega Brothers, Vic and Vincent, who were played, respectively, by Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs

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Let’s overanalyze the classic opening scene of Reservoir Dogs

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Anyone familiar with the work of Quentin Tarantino knows the firebrand aesthete can’t tell one story without referencing at least a few dozen others. As such, his films are kibble for ravenous film buffs, who love drawing lines between Tarantino’s visual and linguistic motifs and those of his forebears. While…

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7 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ As Told by Quentin Tarantino and the Cast

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Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Brown: They all reunited for the 25th anniversary retrospective screening of “Reservoir Dogs” at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. Cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and writer-director-actor Quentin Tarantino all got together to reminisce after the 1992 movie screened to a packed… Read more »

‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Recalls When He “Knew Making Movies Was Going To Work Out” — Tribeca

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Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992.
Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival.
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Every Quentin Tarantino Movie Ranked From ‘Reservoir Dogs’ to ‘Hateful Eight’ (Photos)

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TheWrap movie critic Inkoo Kang reassesses the director Quentin Tarantino’s 23-year career, from “Reservoir Dogs” to “The Hateful Eight”

8. “Death Proof”(2007)

Despite some truly audacious stunt work by Zoe Bell on the hood of a careening Dodge Challenger, Tarantino’s homage to grindhouse fails to transcend that leering genre. If anything, “Death Proof” unintentionally makes the case for exploitation flicks’ niche appeal with its cardboard characters and lurid set pieces.

 

7. “Reservoir Dogs” (1992)

Tarantino’s directorial debut inaugurates the self-assured vision of a filmmaker who knows exactly what kind of movies he wants to make. Vicious and nihilistic, the crime thriller is also largely an exercise in style despite fantastic performances by Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, and Michael Madsen.

6. “Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2” (2003-04)

Tarantino’s movies are never short of watchable, but this two-part, four-hour pastiche epic is the director at his second most fanboyish (after “Death Proof”). Tarantino himself has said of the Uma Thurman vehicle that it’s “not about real life, it’s just about other movies” — and it shows. As a primer on Tarantino’s favorite movies, it’s enjoyable enough. As a standalone film, it fails to register beyond the over-the-top fight scenes.

5. “The Hateful Eight” (2015)

Thinly drawn characters and a three-hour-plus running time make this Western an inessential and interminable chamber drama. After the peaks of “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” it’s disappointing to see Tarantino return to pointlessly bloody form, especially given the film’s promisingly fertile post-Civil War setting.

4. “Pulp Fiction”(1994)

Arguably the most important movie of the ’90s, this smirking Palme d’Or winner now feels slightly rambling and repetitive. Still, its instantly recognizable lines, characters, and scenes must be acknowledged, and Samuel L. Jackson‘s alert but world-weary hitman gives this tale of L.A. lowlifes an emotional weightiness Tarantino’s lesser efforts don’t quite achieve.

3. “Inglourious Basterds” (2009)

This alternate-history cartoon is Tarantino at his most entertaining, featuring a continent full of snappily sketched characters and star-making (or -remaking) turns by Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, and Melanie Laurent. But whacking Nazis with bats and setting them on fire don’t add up to much more than a hollow revenge fantasy, however funnily or majestically rendered.

2. “Jackie Brown”(1997)

Tarantino’s only attempt at a real love story (sorry, “Django” doesn’t count), “Jackie Brown” is in many ways the director’s most human film. The soundtrack is flawless, Pam Grier‘s in top form, and the tangled busyness of the criminal escapades just make Jackie and her would-be bail-bondsman suitor’s (Robert Forster) middle-aged melancholy that much more moving.

1. “Django Unchained” (2012)

The rare Tarantino movie to actually be “about” something, “Django Unchained” explores the still-taboo topic of black anger at white Southerners for slavery with wit, ferocity, and cinematic flair. Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver career-best performances in this delirious rhapsody, and for once the director’s signature hyper-violence has a point beyond its own sake. If only Tarantino would allow himself to be so ambitious with every project.

 

Sundance 2017: ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ Tarantino Q&A & Grateful Dead Docu Added To Lineup

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The 114 feature films of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival just grew by two — or four, depending on how you look at it. There’ll also be one more hot ticket with Quentin Tarantino appearing live at the Utah shindig.
Running from January 19-29 in Park City, Salt Lake City and at the Sundance Mountain Resort, the Robert Redford-founded fest today added the world premieres of American documentaries Bending the Arc and the Grateful Dead-spotlighting Long Strange Trip to its…