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Harry watched some INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS kill over a hundred Nazis in Germany!

Published at: Feb. 12, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST





This will be a spoiler free report – which is a difficult thing to write because, well frankly my 4 days on set were spent observing the end of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Now I know… a lot of you have read the script for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS which found its way across the internet in excessively quick fashion, but I will let you know that the final chapter of that script has changed excessively. The broad strokes are there, but it has become notably more violent & heroic. For most of you, you haven’t read the script. The trailer came out today and you’ve learned that Brad Pitt is heading up a team of Jews intent on collecting 100 Nazi Scalps each after being dropped behind enemy lines in plain clothes. You’ve seen images of a bloody girl running, of a Nazi with a swastika carved into his forehead and of Eli Roth as the Bear Jew swinging a Baseball Bat into a Nazi skull. This is, without a doubt, a perfect teaser. You don’t know who the girl is. You’ve no clue what Hitler is screaming “Nein” about so red faced. The trailer seems to promise an orgiastic display of Nazi death and carnage at the hands of a group of Bowery Boy Jews seemingly right from the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. That is certainly part of this tale. There’s also quite a bit more. You’ve probably also learned enough to know that this is… in no way… a remake of Enzo Castellari’s INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, contrary to what a seeming mountain of experts have claimed. Other than being set in World War II, there really isn’t anything else in common. But enough of that – let’s move on to the glorious stages of Babelsberg… In my time on the set – I feel I can say with confidence, that I witnessed the brutal deaths of over a 100 Nazis. It was glorious. I also must say that of all the sets I’ve visited in my time, this was the single most focused and clock-work precision driven sets I’ve seen. When I spent that great deal of time on the set of KILL BILL, that set was more relaxed. More cordial. Here, you can tell that Quentin is very no-nonsense. He, like his characters, is a Man on a Mission. You see in 12 weeks, this film… whose set I am on, will be premiering at Cannes. At least that is the intention. This sounds highly unlikely, as I am on a set that is very much shooting the conclusion of this epic tale, but you should also know that this film has been shooting pretty directly in order. Specifically so it could be finished quickly and in order. The word I heard is the start of this film is pretty much completed. Quentin’s editor, Sally Menke has been working non-stop with Quentin to hone this beast to a finished flick. Also – you may remember when I reviewed the script for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, I said that I felt this could very well be Quentin Tarantino’s very best film. Coming away from this set – I would have no qualms in saying that I feel I’m fucking Nostradamus. I was very nervous after casting began on BASTERDS… There are a whole lot of unknown factors in this movie. Namely the cast. I had always envisioned INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS to be a hardass collection of square jawed muscled manly men looking damn good as they killed Nazis. Instead, Quentin went another direction. Oh sure, he has Brad Pitt… pretty much the personification of well cut man meat, but beyond that… the next most handsome fella in the cast is some horror film director named Eli Roth. The rest of the basterds are smaller men. As Eli told me, Quentin cast the basterds to be kind of nerdy Jew boys. But what happened was this. Quentin has made these nerdy Jew boys into hardened killing machines. Let’s face it. World War 2 was not fought by men in the gym, but by guys that were auto mechanics, cowboys, actors, police men, fire men, gardeners, writers… people that read newspapers, went to movies and got drunk at the local bar. What World War 2 did to the common man was elevate them. I mean… look at Audie Murphy. He was 5’5”, impoverished and became the most decorated combat soldier of World War 2. Quentin is making a war film for regular men that became extraordinary. Also – where does this film come down in terms of history? Well, Quentin explained it to me like this. In his mind, this is history – had his characters been there. Had Frederick Zoller existed as a Nazi Sgt York. Had Shosanna Dreyus had a theater in Paris. Had Lt. Aldo Raine had a company of men like Sgt Donnie Donowitz & PFC Omar Ulmer. Had the Nazis had Col. Hans Landa sniffing out Jews in France. Had the stunning Bridget von Hammersmark made films for Germany. And had General Ed Fenech had the intel to give Winston Churchill. Had these things happened, who is to say what changes the courses of history taken? Certainly not you or me. But I will say that at the end of this movie, considering the ramifications of the change to the historic time line that Quentin saw when he saw this version of History. It could very well have been a better world for it. Who is to say. Now what did I see on set? A shit load of Nazis dying. Seriously. If you thought Nazis died in DIRTY DOZEN… brother, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The set I was on was the theater, inside the large stage of the Babelsberg Film Studio in old East Germany – just southwest of Berlin. I’d like to say it was the GENESEE THEATER – I’m not sure if my memory has that detail quite right though. The theater is run by a young French lady named Shosanna with the aid of a young black Frenchman named Marcel. The theater is a beautiful construct of the Sound Era of Theater Construction, meaning it was built after the advent of sound at the beginning of the 1930’s. It is stunningly Deco. As I first walked onto the stage, the first thing I noticed were the giant scarlet banners containing a white circle with a stark SWASTIKA in the center. These banners were easily 30 ft high. (Later off stage I saw an ironing board with a banner being ironed out. Amongst the oddest imageries I’ve seen) The theater was pretty large, with seating for 350. The stage was smoky. Why? Well – this is long before the era of non-smoking movie theaters – and the attendees dressed in a variety of Nazi dress attire and classic 40s attire were smoking and puffing away. To walk into such a situation… well, it is disconcerting. First off, they all spoke German. Their hair was exquisitely period and the make up was quite convincing. Now… I have been in many strange and concerning locations in my life. Swimming in a waterfall lagoon whilst crocodiles sunned themselves upon the beach in a Jungle populated with jaguars in the Yucatan. Seymour, Tx. But I have never in my life seen giant swastika adorned banners – nor human beings in Nazi Uniforms… in person. Not only were there just your run of the mill Nazis in the brown shirts. I mean those guys are scary, but there were the Black Suited SS officers with the scary ass skull thing on their hats. And… well, let’s just say it was an overpowering array of the height of Nazi Germany imagery. In between takes they would be laughing and enjoying themselves whilst wearing costumes that I just realized… outside of film, I’d never seen. Seriously, think about it. Nobody comes to your Halloween party in a Nazi Uniform. Nobody has Nazi themed parties. These bad guys were so bad that man… they don’t even make Adolph Hitler Halloween masks. Shit, they make Satan, George Bush and Osama Bin Laden, but no Hitler. At least not at any costume shops I frequent. But here on this stage – a world of Nazi paraphernalia was present. Now in the film, this Nazi adorned theater is not 20 minutes outside of Berlin, but in Paris. And upon the screen of this theater was a propaganda film about the Nazi Heroics of Frederick Zoller. This black & white film, you see a glimpse of in the trailer – the footage of the man shooting from a tower. This film is called PRIDE OF A NATION, and other than a pair of shots which Quentin shot, was left to Eli Roth to helm… and I have to say… It is evil brilliance. I’ve seen PRIDE OF A NATION. I sat in the back of the audience as they watched this piece of Nazi Propaganda. The audience screaming out cheers and some distinctly German phrases as they beheld this film… conceived to be a masterpiece of German Propaganda by none other than Joseph Goebbels. And I was at the premiere. The film was projected upon the screen, the beam of light visible through the smoke. It features Zoller in a tower killing and shooting an insane amount of Americans. It is powerful Nazi propaganda… Zoller is the uber Sgt York. Watching Nazi Propaganda films as relics of history is one thing. Watching Nazi Propaganda with a room full of Nazis enthusiastically cheering in German phrases that I can’t even begin to understand… FRIGHTENING. The knowledge that this piece of powerful Nazi Propaganda – well – that it was actually directed by the Jewish American Director… ELI ROTH, well. That kind of makes the film hilarious. Eli is kind of half kidding, when he says he’s afraid that it might bring back the Nazi Party. That – and he feels his grandparents were rolling in their graves. But when you see his actions in the movie as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz… I feel fairly certain he will be redeemed in his spinning grandparents eyes. Also while I was on set, I saw a whole group of characters in costume coming and going, as publicity was doing EPK interviews and had various actors doing that. One was Christoph Waltz, who plays Col. Hans Landa aka The Jew Hunter. He is an immensely satisfyingly evil/complicated character in the film that… well, he sniffs out Jews that are being hid folks in Nazi-occupied France. Now, in no way is his character dressed or made up to look like the character that I’m about to bring up. But there was just something in Christoph’s manner as we chatted over lunch one day that reminded me of this particular character in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Remember the Child Catcher, played by Robert Helpmann? That creepy, spooky, scary bastard of a character? The one that gave you nightmares if you were the right age and saw that awesomely wicked fun flick? Well, as I was talking to Christoph about his character – which he was dressed as – in that bluish grey wool… he gave a wickedly disarming, charming & sinister smile… and I swear that he led with his nose as he spoke to me. He’s an award winning German actor, and this will be his debut for most audiences outside of Germany. His character is going to be working in English, German and French… the three languages of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, which I’m told will be evenly split throughout the film. I have to say, I’ve a feeling that Christoph has a chance to steal the film and I’m damn curious to see what he does with Hans. I also got to see Melanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus performing a bit. Nothing big, just walking down a hallway and up some stairs to the projection room, but she is stunning. I also got to see some of her filmed work… it was quite a bit more revealing. For those of you who have read the script, it is her final work of the film. When I read that scene in the script… it didn’t quite work for me. I wasn’t sure how it would play out. I saw it, 4 times. OH MY GOD. Brutal, vicious and completely raw. Completely raw. It was in the enunciation. Each word was a thrown dagger. Each phrase more powerful than the 1200 rounds of ammunition that I saw rat-a-tat-tat out of those Maschinenpistole 40s. Again, this is another performer that you’ll be being introduced to from this film. I also got a look at Omar Doom aka PFC Omar Ulmer. And damn if he wasn’t looking like a young Al Pacino circa the years of GODFATHER 2 to SCARFACE. There’s no way in hell I’m gonna say he was doing that level of acting and performance. My understanding is that his part isn’t all that big. But he sure does kill Nazis good. I saw images of him scalping Nazis, machine gunning Nazis and a dynamic flying leap kinda kill. Then there was Jacky Ido, who was playing Marcel… the Black Projectionist of the theater. Not a huge role, but a very pivotal role. He’s very soft spoken and sympathetic in the scenes I saw. He also has a distinct air of cool about him. Then there’s Eli Roth. The most acting that I saw him do was today, in that trailer. The stuff I saw him do live was killing. And I have to say, he does it very well. So what do I think of what I saw? Well, I can say that the end is going to be pretty damn spectacular. I got to see John (GOD) Dykstra do something that I never thought I’d see him do. A live – large scale Visual Effects shot that took up the entire stage at Babelsberg. Watching a man at Dykstra’s skill level doing an old school style visual effects shot… well… what can I say. It was a dream come true. The amazing part of it is from my vantage point, the second run through was easily the creepiest and eeriest live visual image that I’ve ever seen. There’s no way on film it’ll feel the same way. There was just something about seeing it live and occupying space with the shot that just was chilling and otherworldly. And yet… It was so geeky cool, so essentially simple – that on film stock, I bet it looks breathtaking. As the 12 or so of us watched that second run through, there were audible… WHOAs coming from each of us… I think Dykstra even let one out. The funny thing is, I bet folks end up thinking it is a computer shot. But that’s something that Quentin isn’t doing on this film. He isn’t relying on the computer. He’s doing it in camera. And when you have Robert Richardson behind the camera… it’ll look great. I also spoke with Production Designer, David Wasco – who showed me all the poster work they did. Since the movie theater plays a key role in the film, and there are created actors for created films, as well as real period films that are screened in that theater… They had a lot of work creating authentic posters to display. And then there are all the Nazi Propaganda posters plastered about French buildings and walls. He showed me images of a ton of locations they used, including the actual locations that Hitler used during the war. Speaking of… they actually used some of Hitler’s own personal items in the making of the film. The watch you see in the film… it’s actually Hitler’s. NOW – can you imagine playing Hitler and actually wearing Hitler’s watch? FUCKING CREEPY MAN! I also got to talk to Emanuel Millar, who was in charge of the hair work in this film. And man… was this guy busy on the days I was there. Not only did he have the key performers’ hair to do up, but he had 300 extras needing their hair to be period perfect. Jesus does this guy know how to make a Nazi or Nazi Sympathizer look the part. However, of all the crew personnel that I spoke to about the film, it was Mark Ulano, who I felt was the most illuminating. Mark won an Oscar for his work on TITANIC, but has done great sound on everything from CUJO to BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO to DESPERADO to the KILL BILLs to last summer’s IRON MAN. Mark told me that Quentin really believes in capturing the sound of the on-set performance. That was underlined to me, on the very next take after I spoke with Mark, when Quentin rolled PRIDE OF A NATION – having Richard shoot it on the screen, but played it with the sound filling the theater in glorious booming MONO. I’ll be interested when I see the final film if it has that same booming resonance that I heard on set that day. It sounded so… right. Mark and I talked at length about the difference that I noticed in Quentin on this set… as opposed to the sets of KILL BILL and GRINDHOUSE. First off, for the first time in QT’s career – he really went through a casting process instead of writing parts for specific actors to play. Instead, he was looking for faces and performing types. It was eerie walking on to the set and seeing actors with no histories for me, just seeing them as Shosanna, Marcel, Donnie, Omar, Hans, Hugo, etc. These people just looked exactly as one would imagine having read the script. The only one with a pre-existing personality that I knew was Eli as Donnie, but even though off camera he was that geeky horror geek singing the original ballad at the end of the original MY BLOODY VALENTINE and being exasperated by Scorekeepers interviewing of the composers and never mentioning the genius of that Ballad… or why they didn’t rerecord it for the remake… THEN 10 seconds later, that glee and fun was gone he punch/blew the brains out of this one Nazi – splattering Nazi Brain Blood all over me and my script… even though I was a good 15 to 20 feet away. Anyway – Mark spoke strongly of how different that casting process has resulted in what he feels are extraordinary performances. But more than that, to him it is the tone in which he’s directing the film. That the movie is emotional, visceral and indeed… funny as well. It isn’t slapstick, but there’s something just fun about this film he feels. I get what he’s talking about. Not from what I saw, but from other films like this that Quentin is pulling upon. Films like THE DIRTY DOZEN or WHERE EAGLES DARE or even Enzo’s INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. Those are films that attempt to make you care for the characters, cringe at the brutality and laugh at their audacity. By no means do I think I can say with any conviction that this is a masterpiece, only that I hope when all of the elements come to bear… that we’re watching one. It has the elements, for those that have read the script, most of the folks I’ve spoken to feel it has great potential. At this point the big question marks I have deal with the music that gets cued to a Quentin period film… and how all of this comes together and if he has the time before Cannes to polish this film the way it deserves to be polished. We don’t have long to wait. That’s only about 11 weeks away now. I might ought to book a flight now. No way do I want to wait till August 21st. No way.

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  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    looking forward to it - with extreme reservations

    by Righteous Brother

    is that possible?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Looks great - but Jackie Brown was good too

    by Mr Gorilla

    I have massively enjoyed all of QT's movies, but I think that the relative failure (commercially) of JACKIE BROWN has affected his choices a little. I mean, these crazy violent films (Kill Bill, Death Proof) are great fun, but there was a lot of soul in JACKIE BROWN. I'd love QT to mine that side of himself too...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Okay...I'll keep the faith...

    by sonnyfern

    Again, didn't like the script, but that doesn't mean much. Pulp Fiction is a brilliant peice of work, the restaraunt scenes is one of my favorite scenes EVER and Jackie Brown was wonderful. But Kill Bill 1 and 2 were good...but came off kinda hollow and Deathproof...don't get me started. But I'm still a fan of QT and I hope to God he proves me wrong and blows me out that fucking theater.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by HEADGEEK

    That's definitely in this film. The Shosanna character is pure soul.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I hope this is good

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I hope it isn't rushed for Cannes either. <p> That was an interesting read.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    I'm intrigued, but I think it's going to have a hard time findin

    by BIGFANBOY

    This just seems like one of those films that won't find the audience it needs. After all, we all thought GRINDHOUSE looked phenomenal, and it seemed like everyone I knew was incredibly excited to see it... yet it tanked in the box office. This new movie seems even less appealing to "Joe Moveigoer", and after what happened with GRINDHOUSE, doesn't Quentin kind of NEED a hit? Don't get me wrong, I'll see it, but I'm not sure I can talk too many of my friends into coming with. And after watching the trailer, am I the only one who noticed the VERY obvious makeup coloration difference on Hitler's face? Very distracting. Needs CGI.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Harry - could you get into a Cannes screening?

    by Righteous Brother

    ?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Is Adam Sandler in it?

    by stooopider

    I wont watch it without the Sand

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    This ad brought to you by the letters Q & T...

    by Kirbymanly

    "Now I know… a lot of you have read the script for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS". And then there is, one paragraph later: "For most of you, you haven’t read the script.". Thank you for your biased film set report, Harry, but I will wait to form my opinion on the finished product before making a comment. There's a difference between what was written as a first draft, a final draft and the existing film-- as we all learned from your "Fanboys"..cough.."review".

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    As far as upcoming 'Men on Mission' movies go...

    by Righteous Brother

    I'm more looking forward to Stallone's The Expendibles.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    A room of Nazis frightens you...

    by TheBigDogg

    ...yet you can cheer and laugh at violent deaths because they're the bad guy. How would you feel about the movie if the US Jews and Nazi roles were reversed I wonder? It's naivity like this that leads to these situations in the first place. The Jews were sold as the bad guy to a nation. And a horrendous Holocaust took place, a hideous crime in history that should never have happened. And here we are, 60 years on, cheering at the deaths of the bad guy. Is that progress? By the way, Harry, Nazi soldiers weren't all Hitler or Himmler - you would have found your "auto mechanics, cowboys, actors, police men, fire men, gardeners, writers" there too. Okay, not so many cowboys. I can only go by the trailer of course - you know more about the movie than I do. But the trailer doesn't show "regular men that became extraordinary." It shows regular men that became sadists, killers and torturers. Wooh, let's get the popcorn and cheer for them.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry,

    by zed261

    great coverage, Im watching teaser on loop since morning, this is going to be epic. By the way did Quentin mentioned what kind of movie is this? I mean does it belong in his 'movie' universe or 'movie movie' universe?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    BigDogg

    by HEADGEEK

    I can cheer at watching the deaths live because 3 seconds after they die, they stand up and laugh about it. GET REAL. As for sympathizing with Nazis. Just read every comment I've written about DAS BOOT.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Zed261

    by HEADGEEK

    For Quentin, this exists in the real universe, if his characters crossed over into the real historical universe. SO... that's the real Hitler reacting to the news of something his characters have caused to occur.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    This Looks Like a Great, Masculine Film

    by kevinwillis.net

    Men being men and killing Nazis. John Wayne could have played the Brad Pitt role, from watching the trailer.<br><Br>I'm looking forward to an unapologetically masculine film. Sounds like.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST

    So are the Basterds the bulk of the pic or Shosanna?

    by Mr.Twist

    That's what I'd to know.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    TheBiggDogg: Pissing on the Parade

    by kevinwillis.net

    The film looks fun. If you don't like movies where Good Guys kill the Bad Guys and Make Them Pay, then, absolutely, skip it. Were you whining like that over Kill Bill? Hey, what about The Day After Tomorrow? How many fictional people died in that movie? Or what about James Cameron glorifying death in The Titanic? And don't get me started with John Waters glorifying the very dangerous eating of dog poo. And how many Bothans had to die for Star Wars to be made? And did we sit and cheer with the Deathstar was blown up, and all the work-a-day grunts and contractors of the empire died, never to return to their families? Huh? HUH??

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Okay Harry...

    by TheBigDogg

    Yes, the standing up and laughing about it afterwards probably gives you a whole different take on it. I've only seen the trailer and haven't read the leaked script so, as distasteful as I found it, I don't have much to go on and it can be as much about the marketing than the film. So does the trailer represent the film well from what you've seen or is there more to it?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:13 a.m. CST

    so masculine

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Wish they had cast, well, a more notable cast.

    by OgreYouAsshole

    What happened to Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, etc?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Harry is it going to be consistently exciting?

    by scottishnutjob

    The script was soso, it was readable but I wasn't impressed with the ending, it was a bit underwhelming and lacked scale. Also loads of chat beforehand. Blah blah blah. And then an explosion and that's it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Interesting. But is the world ready for nazi slaughter for fun

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I mean Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen are both 60's films, where many veterans and others still remembered the atrocities. <p> I wonder if a un-repentant kill fest will be as mainstream as the 60's ficks. Or whether this is going to be the equivolent of torture porn (it even has Roth in it). With films like Valkarie and even Downfall showing a "humaising" of the Nazis whether there will be a mainstream appitite for this. <p> But either way I am interested. Where Eagles Dare was one of my favourite childhoos films, yet when you watch it you forget how bloodthirsty and brutal they are. Yet they were family fun films lol. We shall see.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    "I can cheer at watching the deaths live"

    by CorpseRide

    "because 3 seconds after they die, they stand up and laugh about it."<p> Oh, ok, so the audience of the finished film will not see that, so i guess they'll be sad and disgusted at how war has turned these good men into war criminals? <p> Or is it more a case of "it's ok", as Nazis = not human, plus rock-out-with-your-cock-out soundtrack = OMG war crimes are teh COOL when teh right side does them! woooo.<p> Hopefully there's a scene where they pile the Nazis up in a pyramid in TOTALLY AWESOME Abu Gharib style.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Texas Barb-a-que....

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    All over that cover?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    "This is, without a doubt, a perfect teaser."

    by Executor

    Oh for fucks sake...enough already. We know you love him. This is like a bad infomercial. Everyone's complaint with the script is that it focused on Shoshanna and not the Basterds and it was in no way the movie that Quentin had described for years and that fans had envisioned. And now you counter with a "it's so violent and action packed" infomercial. Take off your rose-colored glasses. I'm not a Quentin hater like half the people that will post, I just find him a solid B-movie director now, someone who has slid more toward the de Palma side of the tracks than fulfilling his early promise. His movies are entertaining, watchable, and utterly forgettable and self-indulgent (Pulp and Reservoir aside of course...masterpieces). <p>So seriously, to paraphrase THE WOLF...you've seen a Teaser and had a little set visit, but don't start sucking each other's dicks just yet.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    OLEG movie club watched The Dirty Dozen

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    two weeks ago. That is badassery at its finest. If you look closely you can see Jim Brown smiling as he's pouring gasoline on the nazis. If Basterds has more nazi burnings than The Dirty Dozen then I'm up for it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Nazi Halloween

    by Roberts

    Prince Harry went to a Halloween party dressed as a Nazi, apparently the Queen picked it out for him. She subsequently went as Mad Max.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    they also make clinton and obama masks

    by nooneimportant

    you fat liberal FUCK.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I can't wait

    by ZoeFan

    This is my most anticipated film of the summer.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    The full-size Boba Fett action figure came with

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    wookie scalps. I doubt in this PC world they would market that anymore.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds 2: Neo Nazi Final Solution

    by Dr Gregory House

    "The basterds gonna do it to the South....AGAIN"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Nobody comes to your Halloween party in a Nazi Uniform

    by thinboyslim.

    You've never seen Prince Harry then

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    After Valkyrie, brutal violence against Nazi's

    by ingloriousjedi

    will be fitting

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    T4 will crush this one. Tarantino is done professionaly

    by theplant

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    so annoying to read

    by ianrewel

    I bet the movie will be great but boy is it annoying to get through all of this fucking hyperbole

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    BJ Nowak > Eli Roth

    by ianrewel

    BJ Nowak is much better looking than that douchebag btw

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    If current events weren't what they are now...

    by Fawst

    I'd feel a lot better about this movie. But as it stands, with what Israel is doing to Palestine -- a pseudo-holocaust -- I just can't get excited for this. I will definitely watch it, but this is just another in a long line of movies that makes you think about the Jewish plight a little bit more than you normally would. Ok, they were slaughtered by the Nazis. That was a LONG time ago, but we aren't allowed to forget it. To the point where other people that were slaughtered don't get nearly the recognition they deserve. They weren't Jews? They may as well have not existed, then. I hate to take it to this level, but I really just can't get excited to see Jews slaughtering people. Not even Nazis. Not after the recent (ongoing) war in Gaza. I'll put my "I'm Watching A Movie" cap on when this comes out, but til then, I'm just an impartial observer.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    "For Quentin, this exists in the real universe"

    by filmcoyote

    Sure, that's why he has a female SS officer, because in the 1940s the third reich was full of equal opportunities. I love the idea that QT thinks the world he only knows from movies is a real one. When you read the script it is clear the man has absolutely no concept of real world, only reel world. Regardless of this though the script for this was just childish. If it weren't QT then anyone reading it would have stopped by page 5 and laughed the writer out of the room. I love Jackie Brown but QT has being speeding rapidly downhill ever since and this looks like the worst pile of crapolar in a long time. Based on the script i expect this to one of the worst films i'll have ever seen, down there with Date Movie, Cat In The Hat, Mary Reilly, Boys and Destiny Turns On the Radio.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sure, torturing Nazis was great, but electrocute a few Iraquis

    by fireclown

    and the world goes all crazy. This is screaming for a persian remake. Yeah. I went there.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I know the rewritten ending.

    by unclemeat

    It's a giant squid over Berlin.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    At first, the Nazi deaths seemed a bit too grim...

    by Dwide Shrewd

    But then Harry looked over and saw Kurt Russell laughing his head off, so he figured it was okay.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth will ruin this movie

    by Atticus Finch

    Too bad QT is so enamored with his boy toy to realize that he can't direct, let alone act.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thinks that it's ironic...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...that after something like 15 years where Tarantino talked about this project, it finally comes out shortly after there were several movies who tried to show the humans behind the swastika?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Take a drink for every time Harry reminds us he was "on set".

    by Atticus Finch

    See how drunk you get.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Nazis. I hate these guys.

    by Zarles

    Well done, Harry, you lucky bastard. Er, basterd.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Atticus Finch...I've been drunk all week!

    by conspiracy

    Fuck he (Harry) was writing about it before he even got on the fucking plane. QT is smart...he knows Harry is good for a fluff piece..all it takes is some set access and a plane ticket.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Was quite looking forward to this

    by Flibbertygibbet

    Until I caught the trailer on youtube a moment ago. Looks ridiculous. Looks like a Mel Brooks film. No offence to Mr Brooks, obviously.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    KevinWillis!

    by Crow3711

    How Bothaans had to die to make Star Wars!?! Classic. One of my favorite TB quotes ever.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    And once the final film is completed and released

    by themasterofnonsense

    Harry's review will NOT be the least bit biased..........HAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    QT needs to patch things up with Roger Avary

    by Garbageman33

    Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, written with Avary, great dialogue. Everything since then, eh, not so much. I'm excited to see Neal Schweiber go on a killing spree though. Will he be carrying a garage door opener when he does it?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Nazi propaganda isn't THAT good...

    by conspiracy

    even though the last and current US Administrations borrow from it heavily</p> I mean seriously, the Allies stuff was/is MUCH better, after all Harry and many of you believe it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Oh..and the trailer is boring...

    by conspiracy

    I've seen The Dirty Dozen before...modern effects, tits, and more blood won't make it any better.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    So are they going after Nazis or just any ol' German soldier?

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>...because while Nazis were dogmatic pricks whom I have zero sympathy for there were, as has been noted, a lot of Germans who were simply fighting the war.</p> <p>And while I have no problem with the results of the Nuremburg trials I find it disturbing that one could take...pleasure in the brutal deaths of others.</p> <p>Execute the bastards? Sure.</p> <p>Delight and savour the torture and deaths of said bastards?</p> <p>Doesn't say much about a person's character if that's the case.</p> <p>And, yes, Harry, I realize this is JUST a movie where the bad guys get up again after the take is done but I'm wondering if this is simply going to be Tarantino's take on Roth's "torture porn" set in WW2 and drawn with, as you noted, broad strokes.</p> <p>I'm going to see this one. Make no mistake.</p> <p>But if this is just an endless display of variations of "How to Kill Nazis™" then I may just walk out.</p> <p>I guess I just expect more from QT.</p> <p>respectfully</p> MT

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    This movie will bomb. Thank Christ.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Caught the trailer on youtube...

    by andrew coleman

    Looks horrible. This easily could be the end of QT because this movie is going to get rocked in the box office. This is going to sound funny but people are tired of Nazi's. We get it they were bad. But some movie slaughtering them is not exactly going to get people pumped. They did that is Defiance and that movie bombed.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Maybe I seen the wrong trailer.....OR

    by MontyPigeon

    I didn't have Quentins dick in my slobbering mouth. The film looks shit and we are talking Hostel 2 shit.<p>If the words "Directed by Uwe Boll" came up then I could understand but it was definitely Quentin Tarantino.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Harry-- shame on you for saying this is a perfect teaser.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    .....have a little fucking pride once in awhile. You lying to our faces to pimp the films of your so-called friends is getting real real fucking old. No way in hell could anyone watch this and honestly tell me it looks good based off what they saw.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    God, this looks Terrible

    by HypeEndsHere

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    FAWST?

    by Mistahtibbs

    <p>"pseudo-holocaust" is right.</p> <p>Hamas and the totalitarian dictatorships of the ME want you to believe an actual holocaust is occuring. That the Jews, and make no mistakes, it's NOT Israel it's "THE JOOOOOS"©, are perpetrating their own version of "the Final Solution" in the territories.</p> <p>What's that saying? "If the Palestinians, and Muslims, laid down their arms there would be peace in the ME. If Israel laid down their arms, there would be no Israel." I paraphrase but you get the idea.</p> <p>You can't expect Palestinians (those in control - Hamas - and those who support them)to truly lay down their arms when their very charter that outlines their existence calls for the extermination of Israel.</p> <p>THAT sounds like someone planning for a REAL holocaust. Not the pseudo-holocaust that Hamas, the left, Europe and all of the ME would have you believe Israel is perpetrating with the recent conflict.</p> MT <p>Although I'm not a Jew or an Israeli I'm willing to state the following...</p> <p>I am a Jew</p> <p>I am an Israeli</p> <p>...and if the Palestinians ever get some sense and leave Israel be then I'll be a Palestinian too.</p>

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I Spit on Your Grave: Part 2

    by HypeEndsHere

    the ultimate revenge fantasy? i don't know. seems cheap. rather than make a movie where the bad guys are bad, it's a hell of a lot easier to make a movie with the atrocities that already exist. just hitting the ground running or cheap cop out? cop out. the more you make nazis cartoon villains, the more fuzzy the lessons learned become.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I'm confused

    by Purgatori

    I thought the Weinsteins weren't involved with this, but they are producing it now? Or distributing?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Satan, George Bush and Osama Bin Laden...

    by Flip63Hole

    Love it...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' Tarantino

    by Al Swearengen

    Knowin' the insane fuckin' person that he is, it sounds like he's taking a liking to the ways of those heathen dirt worshippers that used to run around scalpin' every poor, God fearin' Christian cocksucker they were lucky to fuckin' stumble upon.<P>Now, I don't know that a picture show about scalpin' some Nazi hoopleheads is actually worth fuckin' seeing. But I will gladly offer a $50 bounty to the first cocksucker to make Dannyglovers Dickblood shut the fuck up.<P>Oh, and pussy is half-price the next 15 minutes.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    why is is called inglourious basterds and not bastards damn it?!

    by Gorgomel

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "A perfect teaser"- HAH

    by D.Vader

    What a load of bullshit.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Harry, Nazis hate redheads.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Watch your back buddy.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Fuck Hitler's watch. Wear Christian Bale's watch to

    by Stuntcock Mike

    experience true rage.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    A teaser should make me excited

    by D.Vader

    Not make me depressed.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Mistahtibbs

    by Flibbertygibbet

    You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. The situation in the Middle East is clearly complex and will take focused and enduring diplomatic efforts to move towards peace. As long as spectators keep picking sides, we're not helping.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Harry-- thats fucking weak you delete my post.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Because I tell it like it is? You pimping shit films made by your pals is getting real fucking old. Sorry to point that out. This movie will bomb. <p> I may be a fucking clown, but you're a fucking shill. And this site has become the opposite of everything it was once meant to represent.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    haven't changed my mind about this

    by Genre_Baby

    I'm renting for Enzo's cameo. Nice John Dykstra is present but that's about it really.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Jew boys Harry? Try Jewish American Soldiers

    by SomaShine

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    the term "bear jew" is ridiculous

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    are there any "bear chatholics" or "bear hindus" or "bear muslims" - it would make sense if eli roth was bear-like - he is more of a squirrel jew or monkey jew

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    So Has Harry written his positive review for this movie now then

    by SomaShine

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    jesus..i dont know but

    by TimMighty

    ..the default love this movie gets in front, amazes me. The trailer looked stupid. BTW Harry...i live in Berlin and ive been on the set too...and...everything looked stupid but what do i know..you guys are the experts i guess.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    $50 to Harry for deleting Dickblood.

    by Al Swearengen

    Fuckin' LOL.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Prince Harry wore Nazi fancy Dress! lol

    by FILMFUNK

    Now that was a big bit dumb!<P>This looks Hyperactic and fun like KillBill 1 but not the hardass slow burn character piece like Jackie Brown like i was hoping but Hey KillBill blew me away so...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Who paid for this trip to Berlin?

    by D.Vader

    I have a sneaking suspicion this post will disappear for the implication...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Dickblood

    by FILMFUNK

    This site has become the oposite of what it once was because no-one can enter a talkback anymore without you spewing juvenile bullshit all over every talkback coz you love the sound of your own movie-hating vitriol!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    That teaser was shit

    by Lost Jarv

    far from perfect

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    mistahtibbs..

    by Windowlicker74

    "and if the Palestinians ever get some sense and leave Israel be" LOL! What a ridiculous post. Why on earth would they leave Israel 'be' ?? Palestinians got kicked off their land, cuz the Jews were in need of a country. They had this dusty old book that said they were the chosen ones (convenient!) and God had chosen this land for them. Too bad there were already people living there. oh well..

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    FILMFUNK -- I love films, what are you talking about?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Jurassic Park, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, 48 Hours. All fantastic films.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Unless Christian Bale is in this I am out.

    by mrfan

    Would love to see him go postal on some Nazi's. They can still add him. There's time.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    FILMFUNK

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    And yeah...thats right. My bitching destroyed this site's credibility. I got rid of all the actual cool news and replaced it with dogshit. Thats all my doing.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Hey Filmfunk...

    by D.Vader

    That shit has been here from the very beginning. Dickblood didn't start it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    This Sounds Cool

    by Cobbio

    I'm a fan of Tarantino's, even though I was hugely underwhelmed by "Death Proof." Not his fault, necessarily. I think he was having fun instead of taking the story seriously. No big deal.<p> But "Inglorious Basterds" sounds like Quentin doing a badass alt-history story. You know, like a Harry Turtledove or W. MacFarlane novel set in World War II. I wonder if Quentin read any of those books before he wrote/edited his script. If so, that's wonderfully creative, intensely violent "what if?" material. It's also quite moving and dramatic in parts.<p> Despite my criticism of Eli Roth, I hope "Inglorious Basterds" delivers us an intense story. Right on.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    DerLanghaarige

    by Wile-E

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Must be a German thing.. :-) I don't know what to think about this movie. Not because the Nazis are the bad guys (I am quite fine with that) but because it all seems so cliché. But on the other hand I usually trust Christoph Walz with his choice of roles so I hope he has not thrown out all of his judgement just to star in an American movie. To all those who cry about Harry being biased: This is not an official news site but a web site that features opinions. And in my mind Harry has every right to be biased about whatever he wants to. If there are pieces I don't want to read, I don't read them. I advise you to do the same.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Also, $50 more dollars to Harry for Deleting Dickblood

    by Cobbio

    Thank you for that one.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    For once, I agree with Danny

    by JayWells87

    Harry has become way to easy to please. This flick looks terrible from what I can see of the trailer, and a rushed production so it can make it to Cannes makes it sound pretty bad as well. I like a little more out of my movies then "Let's kill people!" I'll give it a shot before I write it off entirely, but it's unfortunate that Harry can be bought so easily.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Windowlicker74

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I believe Jews were living in Israel/Palestine for at least 3,000 years. This movie looks ok.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Inappropriate, Lockwood

    by Cobbio

    Fuck you if you actually think that's funny.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Pitt

    by dahveed1972

    His casting is the main thing that has me worried. Hope im wrong

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Harry might just take the bribe......

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....if he's saying positive things about this trailer, than its quite clear money talks. Errrrrrr maybe not money, but all expense paid trips to Europe. Offer him that and I'm fucking outta here!!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Cobbio

    by JayWells87

    I'm a Jew, and I found that pretty funny. Grow a sense of humor, huh? :)

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Ain't no fuckin' bribe.

    by Al Swearengen

    What we're offering is fuckin' bounties just like them heathen cocksuckers used to do when collectin' scalps and the like.<P>$50 FOR EACH AND EVERY POST OF DICKBLOOD'S THAT GETS DELETED.<P>But if you want drink my whiskey or fuck one of my whores, that's still gonna cost you regular.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Between this movie and the tv show 24.....

    by NoCalFlicks

    This looks like a B Movie with an A Movie budget. Look, this movie is probably going to be one hell of a cool popcorn action flick, and as long as people are smart enough to take it for what it is then fine, but between a movie like this and shows like 24, it eliminates any doubt as to why almost half this country seems to be perfectly fine with torture and "anything goes" rules of engagement. Excuse my preachy-ness....

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERSDICKBLOOD...

    by Docbrowneye

    I might have missed the talkback(s) where this was discussed...but are you, and everyone, aware that they (Seth Rogan etc...) mentioned you on the DVD commentary for Pineapple Express? just curious.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Docbrowneye -- yes I am. Thank you.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The Temp

    by Magnum Opus

    Does fucking Ryan Howard have a big role in this film? I thought he was one of the main Basterds, but you mention not knowing any of the talent 'sides Roth, and surely you know the writer/actor from The OFfice. I hope he's not included because he dies early. I hate that grating twerp.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    You had me at BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO!

    by S-Mart shopper

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    quit pushing this movie you crackhead

    by happyboy

    it's an embarassment

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    BJ Novak dies early in the film

    by Dwide Shrewd

    in a toaster oven-related fire.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    The First baseman for the Phillies?

    by Aquatarkusman

    Weird.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    backrivercatfish

    by Windowlicker74

    well sorry to burst your bubble then.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    by Muki

    >>For Quentin, this exists in the real universe, if his characters crossed over into the real historical universe. SO... that's the real Hitler reacting to the news of something his characters have caused to occur. Sorry but what the fuck??? It’s not the real Hitler. It’s a fucking film. The real Hitler died over 60 years ago.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Have to say...

    by codymr

    A well cut and funny teaser BUT... like many Tarantino films, while being loud, violent and over the top does make a fun trailer, it does not combine well to make a great feature that runs 2 hours plus. <p> My favorite film of Tarantino's is Jackie Brown, so you can see where I'm coming from. He's good at character, but often he goes for the easy "thrill". <p> Cautious optimism.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Mark Ulano the sound guy is

    by scoooot

    always the nicest guy on the set. Does he still wear sweat pants every day? I worked with him before his Titanic win & had to laugh when I saw him up there in a tux.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Lack of objectivity re: the trailer

    by necgray

    I don't think it's fair for Harry to claim that the trailer worked when he's read the script and been on set. He has context that the rest of us don't. I haven't read the script, I haven't been on set, and that trailer did NOTHING for me. It didn't disappoint, but it didn't get me excited either. It just WAS. And I agree with critiques of Pitt's voice. I might get used to it in the context of the overall film, but right now it's amateur hour at Hee Haw, to be perfectly hyperbolic. Harry claims that the Basterds look like Bowery Boys from Hell's Kitchen. Yeah, I didn't get that from the millisecond glimpses of them in the trailer. Again, not objective. I know, I know, when has he ever claimed to be? Still, I feel like I have to call him on this one.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    So-so script = retarded film.

    by scottishnutjob

    I've just seen the trailer. I thought it was the most retarded trailer ever. The dialogue is embarassing. I wasn't impressed with the script and the film looks like it's even worse. Harry you are either retarded or a sellout.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I swear, if this fucking movie's sheer awfulness make me...

    by Frisco

    ...sympathize with the fucking NAZIs then I'm going to be pissed. Seriously, if the good guys are a bunch of superpowered douches and the bad guys are legions of scared, everyday schmoes in scary uniforms then I'mma slap someone's mama.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    they shouldnt have rushed it

    by bacci40

    they couldve gotten moricone to score if they hadnt....too bad

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I'm signed up

    by Brian

    I don't put QT on a pedestal and I don't think anyone else should either. He makes solidly entertaining, smirking homage films. People pinned the future of films on him and that was foolish. This isn't the dude who did Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. He's evolved and you's don't like it. Chances are your mothers don't like who you've become either, haha. If you go into this movie looking for an twisted story and an irreverent chuckle, you'll have a good time. If you enter the theater ready to count war crimes and whine about what could have been, you should probably fuck off.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Love Quentin, can't stand Roth, but I'll see it...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Eli will have to do something phenomenal in order to change my mind about his talent - both in front of and behind the camera. I'm very apprehensive about him and I agree with the talkbackers who say that Tarantino is not benefiting from their relationship.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    WTF!?

    by Brian

    And how come no one has mentioned Til Schweiger?!?! I love that guy! He has such a unique, cold, and vicious face! LETHAL eyes. Fucking love the sight of that guy. I will say... I would have liked to see just ONE more notable face. It needed just one more. Even if it were another unlikely TV star.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Frisco, that was funny...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    just read your post.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Dumb shit...for dumb people

    by Samplelord

    Damn... It's kiddie history hour... You realy think "Headgeek" that a hundred scalps x 10 or even 20 would phase Hitler? He let hundreds of thousand of his troops march to Siberia where most of them died because of the harsh weather...you know how many Germans were killed because they didnt join the reigh?...I don't think so. Jew nazi butchers..? yeah right... Why not make a film of a Israeli commander trainning a platoon to butcher Palastinian kids, women and men with crap weapons...is more truthfull than this jew/nerd wish fullfilment... You yanks always have to fuck with history to make yourselfs the "good guys"...thats why your goverment took all of the nazi scientist and build the big bomb. Get your geek head out of your fat ass...and smell the truth

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    you insufferable idiot

    by ArcadianDS

    Yeah WW2 was fought by auto mechanics and deliverymen (COWBOYS?? wow dude you are indeed stupid), but the difference is that they showed up, shot guys with guns, and the survivors moved on. They didn't castrate, disembowel, behead, and scalp the Germans.<p> You're a douche.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    THIS MOVIE WILL BE SHIT!

    by muri71

    this looks cheap, not even nearly good and the hitler is embarrassing...everything in here looks stupid also pitt! i see a lot of prizes for this movie, but RAZZIES!:) i thought he will make an artistic war flick...thats why he skipped the bad ass action heros of the 80`s and this is what he made! it looks silly...stupid! quentin should a stick 2 his old plan with sly, willis, arnold etc! its good that we will have our bad ass war flick soon.. SLY IS THE MAN! quentin a a puss!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Quentin Tarantino doesn't want to teach you a lesson.

    by Pompoulus

    He doesn't want to make you CONTEMPLATE SHADES OF GREY. Some movies do, some don't. Welcome to cinema I guess.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    harry how much did quentin pay you?

    by muri71

    for writting this shitty teaser...is good? can all filmamkers can get good reviews from u if they invite u on the set? asking?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    a lot of razzies for this flick, promise!

    by muri71

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    EXPANDABLES is the real deal, nuff said!

    by muri71

    besterds looks like a tv movie!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    QT: "Harry bro - whats with the comments?"

    by ArcadianDS

    Harry: "sorry - I'll delete a couple of the early ones and that should get things rolling in the right direction."

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Samplelord

    by Rebeck2

    To make "ourselfs" the good guys? Wow, you're a shining example of literacy, aren't you? I have news for you, ASSHAT. We WERE the good guys in WWII, as were all the Allies - what has you confused? This movie is shit because it turns that great conflict and the Holocaust into just more drive-in movie fodder for Tarantino. He has turned the deaths of millions of people into a condescending and insulting grindhouse revenge flick. Whoever said that QT doesn't know real life, he only knows reel life, is right on target. This guy can only write movies based on OTHER movies. But in this case he's taking on the central event of the 20th century and I, Italian American Ex-Catholic, find it very offensive. To REWRITE that time, even the death of Adolf Hitler, is the height of ignorance. If that script had been written with any other name on the title page it would have been laughed at and tossed in the trash. When I was reading it I was so appalled, it was so unbelievably ridiculously bad, that I kept waiting for the film to PULL BACK and reveal this was just a movie playing in Shoshana's theatre in Paris 20 years later in the 1960's. Now THAT would have made sense and even been a little poetic. As it is, this is just exploitive crap. Which I guess is the intention? I don't get it. I don't know how it will do at the box office, but you can bet I'm not the last one to take offense. It will be very interesting to see what critics suck QT's dick for the umpteenth time and which ones finally get wise and draw the line.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Harry...please answer. Who paid for the Berlin trip?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Lighten up, Francis

    by Drebin

    A) It's a damn movie, historical fiction. Germans today hate Nazis, too, so this shouldn't really upset anybody. You act like this is the first time a fictional movie has been centered around a war. B) I'm glad QT went with a relatively no-name cast. I'd love you see actors playing a role instead of superstars playing themselves or playing off their image. C) I, too, don't understand QT's infatuation with Roth. Putting friends in movies will get you in trouble at some point, especially untalented ones. D) I'm not one that puts on the kneepads for QT. I think Deathproof was painful to watch. It was like I was watching a chick flick that a QT wannabe made. 90 minutes of talking and 15 minutes of action. Kill Bills were good but empty. Tired of the homages...give me something from QT and not rehashed '70s or '80s fare QT-style. E) Anybody who says a film is going to be greatness or suck after watching a TEASER trailer are morons. Hey, that Transformers 2 teaser looked awesome...let's give that movie some Oscar love. Idiots.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Hitlers watch...

    by metaluna

    So you think that they let some actor borrow Hitlers watch to be in some crappy movie? Harry, you'll believe anything anyone tells you. There's no way on Earth they'd let this happen. This sites credibility gets lower by the day.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    FRISCO = WIN

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Great post.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Rebeck2

    by Samplelord

    "You yanks always have to fuck with history to make yourselfs the "good guys"..." Can't you read fuckface,,? In most yankee films about their history the truth is twisted. American film history is filled to the brim with lies about real events...even in life... So what...I made a spelling mistake, can you write Dutch, German or Kroatian? No...so shut your yank trap

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I

    by Rebeck2

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I'm Not Done...

    by Rebeck2

    What makes it doubly obscene is that the idea of a tough, blue collar, Jewish American unit going behind enemy lines, with all the irony and power that would entail, COULD have made a great, exciting, emotional movie. But Tarantino's not interested in that. He's only interested in shock value and pushing buttons. It's just like the "N-word" thing. (By the way, hilariously, he even manages to fit that word, his absolute favorite, into a WWII movie in occupied France - fucking hilarious) I didn't like his race baiting then and I don't like the way the "Jew Hunter" sniffs out Jews like they are animals in this film. No amount of revenge makes up for the queasiness of all the hateful Anti-Semitic language that Tarantino seems to luxuriate in and relish. And no, as others have said, beating Nazis with baseball bats, torturing and scalping them is not as "fun" as QT thinks. It's just silly pandering and it misses the point. Not to mention, it would not have made the war end any sooner. If QT thinks it would have, he's a bigger idiot than I thought.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Samplelord

    by Rebeck2

    I don't know what bug crawled up your ass, but if you hate Americans so much maybe you shouldn't be hanging out on a US forum. Use one of your other languages and don't worry, be happy.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    another pole smoking job from AICN......

    by benlinus

    Wow, just wow. didnt the raping of you on Entourage convince you the change your style a bit Harry...This site is becoming like the reviewer who says "I Know Who Killed Me" is a "Masterpiece" and it gets put on all the posters. Lets see: free trip to Berlin, check; Glowingly kiss QT's ass, check; get pref treatment on the set for kissing said ass, check; give a shameless positive review for a teaser that is definitely BELOW AVERAGE......priceless. Harry, kudos to the this site and everything that it and you have become, its truly awsome and I have been reading these talkbacks for years, but you are SERIOUSLY letting this all get to your head. What with the constant name throwing in EVERY column you write, the fact that 1/2 your columns focus on YOU more than the actual topic and kissing anyones ass that will further youre carrer, and on and on and on....this is starting to become all to transparent to the readers here. Cmon Harry, that trailer pretty much sucked ass and I LOVE QT, Pitt looks god fucking awful, Roth looks like he just had a fucking lobotomy. Its a bad trailer, the movie may be ok, and I'll see it, but that was a BAD trailer...fuck, ive lost my train of thought, I'm ADD dont'cha know...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I dressed like a Nazi for Halloween...

    by Quake II

    2 years ago at a massive club party. The costume was a hit. No armband, just a closed leather trenchcoat, repro SS Officer's cap, white shirt, tie and riding boots. Must have had to pose for pictures at least 15 times that night (with all races btw). Had a couple girls throw themselves at me as well. Chicks love the bad guys. I think anything goes on Halloween.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    And "The Dirty Dozen"....

    by Quake II

    Is not a very good film. I watched it a few weeks ago again and could not believe how boring it was. The final shootout is pathetic (about 10% of coolness of The Wild Bunch finale) and the film is just really dull. Can we please stop holding up The Dirty Dozen as the ultimate example of movie coolness. It kinda sucks. Not because its dated but because it's weak and has no real action scenes. It's 1 hour of "training" and 30 minutes of sneaking with a little shootout thrown in at the end.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    It's a goddamn shame

    by Pompoulus

    -- that I'm planning to learn everything I'll know about WWII from Inglorious Basterds -- because it looks like it'll be sort of inaccurate. How will I know the truth now?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    How do you think Quentin is going to work in his Foot Fetish?

    by Stabby

    Some Helga-type character from Hogan's Heroes who caries beers on her tits and tickles Brad Pitts bals with her bare feet?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I think it would be a gesture of good faith

    by Pompoulus

    to his fans if I never saw more foot shit. But the man has a kink.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    QT's Foot Fetish

    by Stabby

    He should have had Brad Pitt ask for 100 severed Nazi feet. Now that would have been some sick shit.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    "And I want thur nails painted BRIGHT RED!"

    by Pompoulus

    "FAHR ENGINE RED! DO YOU HEAR ME MAGGOTS?!"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    QT is a one-trick pony

    by Mel's Rockpile

    Man, this looks terrible. I don't understand how stuff like this gets greenlit and why QT can't make a decent film anymore. He's become the shitty DJ of film directors. There's a reason exploitation films died: people realized the world was already a shitty enough place.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    "Can we take two feet off the same Nazi?"

    by Pompoulus

    "NO! That is CHEATING!"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    by DonQuixote

    Sweet evil Jesus, Harry! Make use of Wikipedia (or a book) once in a while…it’s “Adolf” Hitler, not “Adolph.” When you get these things, ya know, right, it makes ya look like ya got yerself some good book lurnin’. Meanwhile, as far as your comparison to “The Dirty Dozen” where you say “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet”? Brother, I reserve judgment until I see the movie, but I’m willing to bet right now there isn’t a miracle on Heaven or Earth that will deliver this QT movie with 1/12th of the baadasssssery of the film starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Telly Savalas, John Cassavetes, Trini Lopez, George Kennedy, Richard Jaeckel, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker…etc. No. Way. Ever. Judging by the trailer, in fact, it looks a lot like QT’s planning on coasting with thinly rewarding Xerox copies of shots taken by Aldrich, Leone, and his many other heroes. And yes, you're damn right I'm "jealous." That doesn't make all of the above any less true.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Harry seems to kiss ass on things like this.

    by chrismata

    And my baby just pooped.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    wow, most talkbackers are morons

    by hegele

    1. its not historically correct, it doesn't try to be. once you see the film historical accuracy won't even be an issue. its a parable. 2. they aren't trying to stop Hitler by killing a nazi at a time, they are trying to scare the shit out of them. The movie is about the power of propaganda, each chapter is a different element of how powerful it can be. The basterds arn't Anry or Sly or Bruce or Rourke, they are Jewish kids but because of the stories, the nazis probably picture the bastrds as a bunch of monster rambo G.I.'s. 3. instead of always talking shit about this site. make your own goddamn one and see how you act when studios give you the opportunity to fly across the world to see a set. i'd bet you'd be an asshole, say "fuck off" and continue jerking offin your apartment... seriously. Most talkbackers are degenerate assholes.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    So how does Hitler die in the script?

    by D.Vader

    I have it but haven't read it bc... well I'm not as interested.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    For any reason I just came up with new lyrics for "War".

    by DerLanghaarige

    It's: "War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for? Scalping hundred Nazis!"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    "It's a Parable"

    by Rebeck2

    LOL! LMFAO! Oh, please, FUCK OFF! That's the funniest thing I've heard today. It's a fucking drive-in movie about scalpin' Nazis. Wow, the pretentious QT lovers can find depth in every bottle cap he makes... LOL.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    why is it ok to 'hate' germans so bad?

    by shogunshin

    im still dumbfounded by the fact you are allowed to glorify the killing of germans and think it will be cool. its also amazing to me propaganda from world war 2 is STILL going on. enough world war 2 crying, lets get on with the world for pete's sake.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Death Proof

    by Rebeck2

    Is an existential treatise on the power of the Id versus the Ego, as well as a brutal exploration of the disintegration of male-female relations in the 21st century. SHUT THE FUCK UP. LOL...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    They're not just Germans...

    by D.Vader

    They're Nazis. They're villains. That's why its okay.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    hegele

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Nobody is saying Harry should say "FUCK OFF" to set visits. We are saying we would appreciate it if he actually wrote up an honest opinion once in awhile. Moriarty was capable of having edit bay visits or set visits and writing his true honest feelings. He would point out when he thought something didn't work. Harry has clumps of Tarantino's and Roth's semen lodged in his lap band and its impairing his judgment. To say "THIS TRAILER IS PERFECT" when it is so obviously fucking not is a disgrace. Go ahead and worship Tarantino, but don't lie to our fucking face with this bullshit.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Agree with DonQuixote's point

    by Stabby

    I don't think that QT's idea to have the Inglorious Bastards(sorry I will spell it correctly until I have a good reason not to) be average joe jews is a bad one. it's actually kind of original, but there is no way this is ever going to top The Dirty Dozen. Even if he did decide to remake the DD, which I'm glad he did not, there just isn't the pool of kickass male actors to draw from anymore. Nick Cage, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, these are our action stars now.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Shogun

    by Rebeck2

    I don't want to defend this movie, but 12 million killed in the camps, 6 million of them Jews...uhm, that's not "propaganda", my friend. That's called: what happened. I hate to break it to you.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    They should make an English Dirty Dozen

    by Stabby

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt… pretty much the personification of well cut man meat

    by MANNZILLA

    Uh Im just gonna leave that statement speak for itself. Actually Willis, Stallone, Arnold, Kurt, anyone else besides Pitt is "man meat" in my mind. Also Harry Im sorry your the man, but if anyone else were making this movie you would be ripping this movie to shreds....

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    SHOGUNSHIN

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Eh? What's that, zfisk?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    They should make an English Dirty Dozen

    by Stabby

    with Clive Owen, Daniel Craig, Gerard Butler, Jason Straham and Christopher Eccleston.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Ben Affleck?

    by D.Vader

    Stabby, what decade do you think you're living in?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Hegele...

    by benlinus

    you dumb cunt....first off what we are complaining about is that THE FUCKING MOVIE LOOKS LIKE CRAP, at least the trailer does, not the accuracy; ALSO fucktard, what we want is some decent casting, it doesnt need to be Arnie or Sly (although, if you think about it, Sly 10 years ago, would be perfect for the Pitt role!), but Pitt in that trailer is a buffoon, the accent, the diction, everything, he sucks, and I LIKE Pitt in many things. Eli Roth also should NOT be acting in movies, is he sucking QT's cock, along with Harry? How bout' Gary Sinese or Mike Madsen or Damien Lewis as Aldo Ray?? And as for your last comment, its called ethics douchbag! Getting free trips across the globe to visit a movie is fine, but Harry has a BAD habit of visiting MANY sets and giving MANY glowing reviews when the movie is total poop...2 words: PHANTOM MENANCE!! Cmon dude, get real

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    THE TRAILER IS FAR FROM PERFECT

    by Stengah

    shit, it's not even a good trailer.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Ok, D. Vader

    by Stabby

    Ok, how 'bout Will Smith, Robert Downey, Jr., Mathew Fox. (I love RD, Jr., but he's no Steve McQueen).

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Hey dick blood

    by Stengah

    around what part of the ocmmentary were you mentioned? I dont have time to watch that shitfest all over again.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    There you go Stabby

    by D.Vader

    That's more like it. Might be okay to throw the Rock in there now too.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    rebeck2 the ex catholic(lol), eh well it IS propaganda..

    by Windowlicker74

    We got WW2 rammed down our throat since age 6 and it never seems to stop. Thats why not a lot of people know a whole lot about all the other atrocities that went on in the 20th century.(Cambodia, 2 million dead, USSR 11 million dead,) Loved your line though:"WE WERE THE GOOD GUYS" ,but you conveniently forgot to answer Samplelords question about the taking of BAD Nazi scientists..oh well

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Stengah

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I honestly don't know. People just keep telling me.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel worked well in SPR....bring him back.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I agree. What about the Stalin genocides?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    It is true....we are trained to hate the Nazis since childhood. Its a constant pity party. What about some other history? What about a fucking Korean War movie?!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    WHAT ABOUT A NEW WORLD WAR I movie!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Oh THAT world war doesn't really matter because it was Pre-Hitler. Right.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Harry's fucking Nostradamus?

    by Blue_Demon

    Does Yoke know he's cheating on her?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    it's dissapointing that i have to agree with...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...a lot of these fucktards on here today, but harry they are right, this trailer is horrible. i haven't been this excited about a film for a long time. i haven't read the script but i was under the impression that this wasn't a -exploitation homage a la death proof but a realistic, gritty war movie along the lines of thin red line. the acting in this trailer reminded me of a poorly made student film, not even enjoyable b movie acting! it was cut quite well but everytime they cut back to the line up it was like tumbleweeds across the desert!! laughable. and i LOOOOVE the pitt, in a totally hetero way of course, but i don't think i've seen him deliver a poor line ONCE. EVER. him delivering coen dialogue was perfection, it's just sad that the same can not be said of QT's. oh yeah, eli roth is a total C U Next Tuesday. as an actor, director human being, full stop. who ever said QT's association with him has had a negative effect on him is soooooo right. taking that gap after jackie brown was a huge mistake. it's like he went from a director of careful homage to just a rip off merchant. i love kill bill and death proof but because of my love for the genres but they are not masterpieces like the first 3.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The only question that matters

    by Timahh

    DO I GET TO SEE NEIL SCHREIBER BEING A BADASS?

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    QT should have used the Beastie Boys instead

    by Stabby

    No sleep til Auschwitz!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    "Other than being set in World War II,...

    by Shepard Wong

    there really isn’t anything else in common." Except the title.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    11 weeks of post???

    by krull rules

    the teaser has RUSHED written all over it, and what's with the nu-metal, Harry, I hope you're right...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Prediction: QT's first critical ass-whuppin'

    by BurnHollywood

    Bank on it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Stengah

    by skimn

    I can save you time. It is near the end of the flick when Gary Cole and Rogen are fighting in the barn. Gary is biting Seth's ear, right around that mark...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    DG DBlood....

    by benlinus

    Well said...my father took 2 in the gut by the Imperial Red Chinese army in Korea. It was a vicious war, where we got our butts kicked because our armed forces were depleted after WWII. I would have LOVED to see Clint tackle the Korean war. I cant even think of any movies on Korea except the one where Holden and Rooney get killed in the ditches at the end. That scene gives me chills just thinking about it.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Samplelord...

    by Pawprint

    You cannot even spell 'Croatian', so I seriously doubt your ability to write the language...<p> Oh, and just so you are aware - without American involvement in WW2, Europe in its' entirety would most likely be German - certainly mainland Europe; so pull your head out of your arse. Perhaps you should stop pretending to learn languages and research some history instead.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, forgot to add...

    by Pawprint

    The teaser was shit. Brad Pitt was about as convincing as Samplelord's claims to language skills.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Samplelord.....

    by benlinus

    Interesting. I may disagree though. More like most of Europe would be Russian right now. Hard to say. Germany was taking a beating from the Russians in 43-44. Still, Im waffling, you might be right, the Eastern Front was clearly the tipping point. God Bless Us.....

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Sorry...thats "Pawprint"

    by benlinus

    on that last post... Playing too much Warcraft, got a level 62 Death Knight thats rotting my brain right about know.....

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    ughhh

    by benlinus

    *now ---fuck

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:46 p.m. CST

    FRISCO

    by codymr

    LOL! <P> Best... Comment... Ever.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds Trailer...Working For You?

    by Grinning White Skull

    I'm not sure what to think of this. The tone is not hitting me right. I want to like it but there is just something off. The only hint at giving such brutality vent is the one shot of the soldier with the nazi symbol that was carved in his forehead. There should be some moment or moments up front featuring some sort of inhuman and gritty nazi atrocity to set up Pitt's speech and the scenes (though I like how Roth enjoys that inward smile at the knife remark closing the "cruelty" remarks). The trailer seems rushed to establish what the film is going to be about in a slightly cartoonish way. Maybe that's for being hooked on to the new FRIDAY THE 13th film to grab the kids but seems like the wrong foot to start off on (to me).

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    thanks skimn

    by Stengah

    i've got the dvd lying around here somewhere, i guess i'll pop it into the ye ol laptop.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Nostradamus has chosen HD DVD...Here's why...

    by LoneGun

    "...The kicker is...Backwards compatibility feels right."

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    The movie will make money because Brad Pitt is in it...

    by sonnyfern

    and the dude is box office gold.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    QT's stuff has dumbed down over the years

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    his movies used to appeal to an older crowd - or so it seemed - as escapist as they all are, they used to require longer attention spans - or so it seemed - starting with the kill bills theyve gotten dumber quicker and geared toward a teenage crowd - which isnt a bad thing, he needs a new audience - but i miss the likes of jackie brown and pulp fiction - his movies are now for the mtv crowd - if the entire gist of this new one is the jewish platoon committing horrific acts against nazis then this trailer blew it - it ddnt tease at all, it gave away the entire point of the movie - it described (through pitt) everything thats in store for the viewer - all thats left is to actually see the gore - i thought QT already made his grindhouse homage - the strong implications of gore and the rock guitar music tell me all i need to know about this movie - i wanted a real throwback to the war adventures of the 60s (guns of navarone, dirty dozen, van ryans express, kellys heroes) with QTs flair and style - something that would appeal to more than the mtv movie award hostel/saw crowd

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    i meant "von ryan's express"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    The Only People...

    by Rebeck2

    Who seem to be surprised by the cartoonishness of the trailer are the ones that didn't read the script. So...you only have yourself to blame for not reading this piece of crap and getting an early warning like the rest of us.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Harry was the music in that trailer perfect?

    by drturing

    generic rap rock bullshit? i mean, come on.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Jimmyjoe red sky

    by billyhitchcock

    yes!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Redsky

    by Rebeck2

    There's actually very little of the bastards rampaging, the movie is mostly about a Jewish girl getting revenge for the death of her family by locking a lot of Nazis (including Hitler himself) in her movie theatre and burning it down. The End. There, saved you about ten bucks.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    rebeck2?

    by billyhitchcock

    really? that sounds shit!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Billyhitchcock

    by Rebeck2

    God's honest truth. There's one torture scene of a Nazi and one shootout in a basement bar, but they are really supporting players and there's not a lot of action.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Mr. Gorilla...from the beginning of the talkback

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I totally agree w/ you about Jackie Brown. Love that movie. It seemed that QT was really maturing as a film maker. Since then his movies have been great but they have been basically cartoonish genre parodies... Hopefully at some point he makes some more movie like JB...maybe every other film or so.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    sounds horrible...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...probably why he's decided to totally change the ending. i wonder if QT knows his genius was limited to 3 films. does there have to be a level of acceptance there. "hmmm, i'm gonna have to dine out on my 90's output for the rest of my career but who gives a shit right? harvey's still gonna give me 20 mil a year to rip of another 70's classic."

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Its his weakest script (sans Death Proof) to date

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    So I'm taking every single thing Harry said in that article with a grain of salt. Also, I'm wonder if the title change was Tarantino rolling with a typo, or just a way to avoid copyright infringement (not that a group of producers ripping off the dirty dozen could cry foul over orignality). Interesting to see the usually snail paced Tarantino trying to bang through this flick so fast. Hopefully he can keep this pace of production up for some more films in the future. It's a shame its NOT a remake of Inglorious Bastards. Thats the film we've all been waiting for. Not the generic resistance story coming our way. Also, when I think of hard assed killers, my definition isn't "pretty" like Brad Pitt. I think you've mixed up your gay porn collection with your Lee Marvin collection. "Seriously, think about it. Nobody comes to your Halloween party in a Nazi Uniform." Except the Prince of England. Nazi uniforms and Nazi orgy themed parties are actually bizarely common, but I'm guessing less so in North America. Also, the weird thing in the script is that the Basterds are actually loathsome cowards you want to see die. Its like, you have the jewish girl to root for, and you know the Basterds will be of assistance to her, but you kind of hope they all get wiped out, because, well...they are basterds I guess.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis.net

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    And everyone else looking for an unapolagetic masculine tough guy film...Stop. You'll only be dissapointed by whats actually coming down the line. The tough guy men on a mission flick Tarantino talked about all those years ago has obviously evolved into something completely different. Just like Kill Bill went from some hooker trying to fuck up her pimp into what it finally became. Expecting gung ho hard as nails motherfuckers wasting Nazis (even if Harry and the trailer promised you such) is going to lead to dissapointment.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    good point about the music...

    by benlinus

    TOTALLY inappropriate...I half expected Stuntman Mike to come flying out in the 1970 Nova

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Also, I figured out what bugs me about the trailer...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...For some reason, the bits with Brad Pitt walking up and down look like a Police Academy film. I'm serious. It has the look and feel of a Police Academy sequal. Also, do we really need to see Jewish vengeance on the screen, when in England simply yelling "Fucking Israelis!" when watching a news broadcast of Israelis burning children alive can get you arrested and fired from your job? I mean, how many fucking nazis do we need to cinematically kill to achieve catharsis? Can't we move on to killing Koreans or Chinese or something. Rebeck2 "We were the good guys in WW2 as were ALL the allies." I got a few million dead jews who would object to the classification of Stalin as a good guy, but hey, why let shit like history and facts stand in the way of fist pumping. Drebin, that Transformers 2 teaser sucked by the way. But people are judging wether this will suck on a trailer, the cast, and having read the script. Thats a pretty fucking good indication of how the film will be. Unless you're a fucking idiot.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Rebeck2

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    reading a movie's script a year before its release shouldnt be required by a viewer in order to decide if he/she likes the movie

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    the fact that...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...he's totally rushing this out as well. it just feels like he's trying to get rid of this huge weight that he's been carrying for years. "the people want inglorious bastards so i'll just phone in inglourious basterds instead!"

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Wow you really live up to your name!

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    LOL. How fucking clever of you!

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    If this trailer didn't have Tarantino's name on it...

    by LoneGun

    ...I don't think many people would give a crap about it. As a teaser by itself, it's unexceptional. However, this is a Tarantino flick, and I have faith that he'll deliver an exceptional war film, even though I hated DEATH PROOF. I love all his other films.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    Granted, you have a point. Still, I'm looking forward to it. I would prefer the Pitt character to be played by John Wayne, but other than that . . . <br><br>Alas, will there ever be another romance like The Quiet Man? A Casablanca? No. No their won't. But I can hope for a Dirty Dozen that ups the cruelty and gore, can't I?<Br><Br>Still, Tarantino can promise and disappoint. He's done it to me before.<br><br>Still, it has Sam Levine from "Freaks and Geeks", so it'll be worth the price of admission just to see Neal Schweiber taking out Nazi's with a Big Muthuh Fuckin' Gun.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Will I Ever Post a Talkback Comment . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    . . . Without a Grammatical Error? <br><br>No. No their want.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    The trouble with icons of Nationalional Socialism.

    by Sithtastic

    QT makes exploitation films. That's really what needs to be said here. He's simply going off what he saw out of films like "The Dirty Dozen" (itself not true history, given the story of the filthy thirteen) and turned into a Jewish vengance exploitation romp. Still, what would be unacceptable trash in anyone else's hands, he makes somehow entertaining. Still, given the icon with which he's dealing, I'm not sure if I am so intrigued.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST

    How many Pitt Films bombed in the last 10 years

    by ThePilgrim

    Meet Joe Black did that one bomb. With Pitt in this film. It will make back it's money. I hated the script and Shoshanna and I still think QT lifted my revenge at Bnat dribble. But it's kinda cool that he did that, cause I know where that shit came from. Doesn't matter if no one else beleieves it cause well shit I know, and knowing is half the battle.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    QT pinches a loaf and calls it....

    by banditmania

    ...INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    You're Fucking Nostradamus?!?

    by Vim Fuego

    Bet he never saw that coming.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    To be fair I thought the first KILL BILL trailer was shit.

    by Gilkuliehe

    And then I loved the fucking movie. I'll wait and see.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    "Satan, George Bush and Osama Bin Laden"

    by Toonol

    God, Harry has the political wits of a tuna melt, and the maturity of a child that is being conceived tomorrow.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Terrible cast. Even for a Tarantino movie. No "Basterds" to be f

    by Flip63Hole

    I don't think these kids are going to pull it off. The days of Ernie Borgnine and Lee Marvin are long gone...

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Pitt was the best thing in the trailer

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    why all the hate? - he looks and sounds the part

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Nazi parties? Shit man, I have 'em all the time. Nobody seems to come though, and my Facebook friends list has been getting smaller by the day. Still! At least *I* enjoy myself.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Here's Harry suckin' QT's ass

    by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING

    http://tinyurl.com/bvj582

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    just asa long as we know that QT stole this from us

    by ironic_name

    warsaw symphony with wesley snipes as a jewish pianist who does karate.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The Ballad at the end of My Bloody Valentine haunted the hell ou

    by Stormwatcher

    Good on Eli for taking it back. Christ, he just went up in my books.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Pretty darn...

    by d_fens1969

    poorly thought-out response to the guy questioning your cheering of Nazi deaths, Harry.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Harry, is it still only one movie?

    by Miami Lice

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Joe Redsky...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I thought Pitt was the worst thing about the trailer and was completely off. So maybe its going to be all sunshine and roses for you.

  • Feb. 12, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    its refreshing to see Pitt doing something like this

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    having said that - judging from the trailer, this is not the movie i wanted or was hoping for - you whiny negative bitch

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Toonol

    by Prossor

    Also add in Carrot Top in there!

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    It'd be more refreshing to see Pitt go away and...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Leave good roles alone. He's a fucking good role molestor.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Dunno, hopefully despite Harry's cock sucking...

    by quantize

    ...and QT's recent track record...maybe this will be good. Remove Harry's tragic PR attempt and it sounds disastrous...the casting logic alone sounds ill considered..

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Martin Scorsese would never be on american idol

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    like QT - thats his audience now - american idol fans, or their ilk - they know whats hip because theyre told whats hip - zeitgeist is a funny thing

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    im bitter because im still pissed over "death proof"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    my hopes were so high - then i saw it

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    WhinyNegativeBitch

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    Pitt was great in "burn after reading" - i refuse to see benjamin button - but not because of Pitt

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    That is the difference between them, JimmyJoe RedSky

    by Continentalop

    Martin Scorsese's first priority is the film. The film gets first, then Scorsese. <p> With QT it is the opposite. He wants to be recognized first, then the film.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    no shit man

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Brad Pitt worst thing in trailer?!..

    by Miami Lice

    UMa didnt look to convincing in the Kill Bill trailer and then kicked ass in the movie. Brad Pitt will be excellent and he has some great "carving" scenes in this

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Uhm...Shitty Pelham 1-2-3 Trailer

    by Rebeck2

    Is up on Yahoo movies. Just thought you'd like to now. Looks like pure unadulterated ass - Tony Scott all-flash no-brains ass. Can't say I'm surprised.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Uma's "fighting" was, at times, wretched

    by jrb

    I nearly broke out laughing during the training montage in Kill Bill I. The shots of Uma trying to pull of those fighting moves were lame. Not as lame as say, Charlie's Angels... But lame nonetheless.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Is this still going to be two movies?...

    by DanielKurland

    It's long as hell, and I know a while ago people were saying it'd be two films. Is this still happening? One long movie? One edited "short" film? Anyone know?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Like To Know, That Is

    by Rebeck2

    In other news: Travolta goes without the hair piece.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    God, it's fucking refreshing to see some Jackie Brown love...

    by DanielKurland

    So, so good. The Forster/Grier dynamic is wonderful.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    I was looking forward to this until i heard Stallone

    by DarthBakpao

    is making The Expendables. Seriously, Pitt, Roth and a bunch of unknown actors against Stallone, Statham, Jet Li, Lundgren, Rourke?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Who cares about this when we get THE EXPENDABLES soon?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Seriously.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Oh, and btw: "The German" DOES NOT EQUAL "The Nazi".

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    QT needs to fuck off, just like you other fucking narrow-minded bitches who find this delirious shit funny. This is 2009.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    DanielKurland

    by Jaws Wayne

    Hey man, I'll written before on here, Jackie Brown is a classic indeed. Forster and Grier WERE amazing in that. I really think in general that movie strikes a chord with older folks and understand about love (and loss). The great thing is that the Grier and Forster characters didn't act like cartoon/cardboard character, but came across and acted like REAL people. Jackie might very well be the sweetest movie Tarantino will never make again.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Unless QT has RADICALLY changed the ending...

    by Steve Rogers

    this movie will suck. You can spit in the eye of historical accuracy to a certain degree, but the script takes itout back and fucks it mercilessly in the ass.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Jimmy Joe, I concur on Reading...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Pitt's got super limited range. Use him for what he's good at and all is fine. Button is woeful aside from just Pitt, but Pitts decision to play a physically disabled character as a retard is fucking strange and does no help for the Gump similarities. As for Jackie Brown...everything with Forster and Grier was great, everything else was pretty much crap. So, mixed blessing. QT's last legit straight up good movie was Pulp. Plus he fucked up Grindhouse, so I'm pissed at him for that (plus he should really stick up for himself when the weinsteins rape his ass creatively with their complete failure money making schemes, like cutting films into segments). Now I'm off to see the Pelham trailer. I doubt that will even be worth commenting on, let alone bitch about.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    The 10 Best WW2 Movies Ever...

    by alucardvsdracula

    1. WHERE EAGLES DARE 2. CROSS OF IRON 3. A BRIDGE TOO FAR 4. THE DIRTY DOZEN 5. THE THIN RED LINE 6. THE LONGEST DAY 7. THE BIG RED ONE 8. SAVING MATT DAMON 9. THE PIANIST 10. DAS BOOT

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Nice report. Seems like he's rushing it. though.

    by zapano

    This well written pice has renewed my interest in the film. However there remain three major concerns. One is the music. The right music is essential. What music is he using? Is it original? He's ditched Morricone, which I think is a mistake. He should give Morricone all the time he needs to compose the best score possible. This leads to the second fear. He seems to be rushing it. While August is a good bit away, there's no need to rush the film for Cannes. Thirdly, I'm really worried about the tone of the film and how it will treat history. WWII is a very sensitive area. Tarntino showed increasing maturity with his first three films, but seems to be regressing with his last two efforts, which were by far his weakest films. What I don't want is some juvinile, comic book, crass, superficial treatment of WWII. A lot of the right elements seems seem to be in place, but he'll need time. But what he also needs for it to become a masterpiece is luck, a lot of luck.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Whiny man

    by Jaws Wayne

    Hey, no problem we have different opinions about Jackie, but just a sec. I thought deNiro was absolutely amazing in it as well. Although he only has a few scenes in it, man, the way he chose to play that character, I thought was really fuckin' brilliant. Could he have portrayed that guy more unglamorous ??? One of the deNiro's finest roles in his acting career, the man truly deserves some big accolades for that.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...I had no problem with DeNiro's performance. Just the character and how he was used in the story. The entire shopping mall sequance with him and Fonda was like dead air. To be honest though, it was a good performance and all, but nothing special. I wouldn't lose my head over it.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Alright

    by Jaws Wayne

    Fine, it seems you just didn't care for the characters and story of that film. I think the shopping mall sequence is really great myself, but whatever. The cool thing about DeNiro in that film is that we're talking about an actor who could (and probably still can) be very picky and choosy when it comes to accepting roles in films. He chose to play a truly uncharismatic everyday loser, there are many guys like he portrayed among us. He never make ANY attempt to "own" any of the scenes, he just played the bum loser really really well and totally recognizable, and that's what makes that performance so sweet for me.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Jaws, its a shame he just gave up with his choices.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He sort of cooled off around the Jackie Brown stage from doing big leading man roles, but now he seems to have cooled off doing anything other than cashing an easy pay cheque. I wonder what happened to make him stop giving a fuck. Shame really.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi...

    by Blue_Demon

    Yes this is 2009, but the movie takes place in the 1940s.<p>Still...the movie doesn't look very good. Jethro Bodean behind enemy lines.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    an asian guy in my work wore a nazi outfit...

    by Brody77

    TO WORK on Halloween. Was hysterical, gotta tip my hat to him for that move. Dunno about the film. Personally I think Eli & QT should just go blow each other, but I've always wanted to see QT do a WW2 movie. By the way, nice way of doing a set report without actually telling us anything. Sneaky.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    CorpseRide

    by Wee Willie

    Are you kidding? Murdering Nazi soldiers is not a war crime. It's called WAR.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    If anything I think QT tries to hard...

    by Davidia

    To impress his peers and fans. Death Proof was one big "Look at me!" to everyone who knows squat about films, and it backfired. Kill Bill was even pushing it. I think QT would've been better off directing a straight forward movie in the vein of Brown, no silly nods or antics, then when he was done with that he could get his foot-fetishes and pulp obsession out of the way for the next one. I don't see why he won't just go for moderation. But seeing QT talk is basically like watching a coke-head spout sentences at break-neck speed, so moderation probably is lightyears away from him. Usually I anticipate every QT film with confidence, but having read the script which I did enjoy (but had problems with) and finally getting a glimpse of the cast (I mean come the fuck on. "Badass" does not mean midget-soldiers and guys from The Office) I'm officially worried. I'm almost kinda hoping this movie disappoints, so QT will wake up and realize that he can still be "cool" and referential, but make movies with more of a stern point.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Whiny

    by Jaws Wayne

    A shame for sure. About 20 years ago, like many moviefans, DeNiro and Pacino were my favourite leading actor heroes, now I don't even feel the urge to check out "Righteous Kill" which is just too sad. Said it before and say it again, Pacino was at his best when he had a serious drinking problem (70's an 80's), when he kicked that habit (good) he became too much of a king in his own mind, and he can be damn annoying in films nowadays. Care for a drink Mr. Pacino ? (haha).

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown has proven to be Tarantino's best film.

    by rbatty024

    You know this to be true. It's the only film where he wrote actual characters rather than archetypes. Of course, he had help since it was adapted from a novel. I'll admit that I'm not nearly as impressed with Tarantino as I was in middle school, because since then I've seen most of the films he's borrowing from. Not to say he isn't a good director, just that he's not a great director. For me, Kill Bill 2 really saved Kill Bill 1, which was just okay until we got the full story. He certainly saved the best for last with that series.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    QT Rocks

    by future help

    my favs in order: Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1, Reservior Dogs, Kill Bill 2, Death Proof...not so much.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I realize now what the trailer needs...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    more militaristic snare drum, less rock and roll.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    So anyone else disspointed with NO INTERVIEWS?

    by ArcadianDS

    dude gets a trip to the set for a week plus, and we dont get an interview? No Q+A? No photos?<p> Worst set visit ever. You brought back NOTHING but bad grammar and 8th grade book report quality prose. I could have written this from my living room.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Harry, this is horrible

    by Mr.Twist

    Poor show all around.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    "the ending has changed excessively."

    by ArcadianDS

    So you're saying there was way too many unnecessary changes made to the ending?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    But they still blow up Hitler at the end, right?

    by Rickey Henderson

    Yes? Rickey enjoyed the script--it was like Valkyrie, but much more lively.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Spoiler warning Rickey ?!

    by Jaws Wayne

    Thanks for that man, I love hearing about endings from films I haven't seen yet.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I was wondering...

    by jackofhearts29

    Is that Brad Pitt's dickblood on the cover of the screenplay?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    K-Billy SUPER SOUNDS OF THE 30'S WEEKEND

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    can't wait for this movie to come out

    by Gungan Slayer

    So that we can all fucking move on with our lives and forget about this piece of shit.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    harry who paid for the trip 2 berlin?

    by muri71

    just asking!;)

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    anyway who care when THE EXPANDABLES drain quentins mama!

    by muri71

    this teaser is shit and u know it harry!

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    anyway who cares when THE EXPANDABLES drain quentins mama!

    by muri71

    this teaser is shit and u know it harry!

  • this is overacted, bad acted and none acted like schweiger, who is nearly the same in every movie he does!eli roth never can act shit! pitts acting is maybe interesting for a female and gay audience...but not for men!

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    pitt is interesting for female, shemale & gay audience

    by muri71

    the other folks will be home, while this piece of shit will start!

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Wrong, muri

    by caruso_stalker217

    I will be there opening night for the shemales.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    pitt did a lot of bombs he aint no golden boy!

    by muri71

    before the "smith" movie and the hype started, because he banged angelina...he wasnt even near golden boy and he still isnt! u cant count the "ocean" movies because its so full packed of stars, so this shitty series had 2 be a SUCKESS!:) so no countin for pitt he is in best case supporting role. "joe black" bombed, fight club bombed, "tibet" bombed", "legends" bombed! "seven" was the only movie that didnt bombed but then again he was again more kind of a supporting role! "interview" wasnt a bomb but it was of ourse a TOM CRUISE movie! "troy" wasnt hardly a bomb, but it was close, peterson tried 2 build this movie around pitt and everyone who saw this movie liked eric bana te most. pitts acting was bad and the movie coast a lot and got his money back, but hardly! on the other hand, the movie was made 2 be an event film ans should make a lot of money, which it didnt make. same with "button" if it wasnt nominated so often for the oscar, this movie wouldnt even get his money back, which it still didnt get until now! pitt aint no golden boy at all, 2 hits in every decade that aint no golden boy, sorry no way! he is more known for box office poison!

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    schweiger is the worst german actor!

    by muri71

    in every movie he is in, he has 2 face expression, goofy or "tough lookin"! the only reason he is in this movie is because he is the most successful actor in germany. that doesnt mean the best or in any way good! u can compare him with arnold schwarzenegger he was once a major star in hollywood but a bad bad "actor!:) schweiger tried to get famous in usa and failled hard. if besterds wouldnt be done in germany, he wouldnt even be in it. if quentin would know shit of acting, he wouldnt even cast pricks like roth, myers, schweiger and the second worst actor from germany daniel brühl and the worst "actress" diane kruger! this movie is shitty casted and bad made, its like a tv flick and even if they would kill a thousand people in the movie...the truth would be still the same. bad done, bad acted... a bomb for sure and a lot of razzies will follow next year!:)

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Are you dissin' Arnold, motherfucker? On the internet!?

    by caruso_stalker217

    The man was a motherfucking superstar! Since when do fucking stars need to act!? You're fucked, Rick. Are you outta your fuckin' mind? <p>Schweiger was good in DRIVEN.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Do any of you

    by master_of_realty

    saying how shitty this looks even LIKE MOVIES? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I love the fucking cinema, ledbowman

    by caruso_stalker217

    But this is the first Tarantino trailer that didn't do anything for me. The Pitt stuff looks pretty awkward and overall I'm not really feeling it. I'm not a big fan of this devolution of QT where he makes goofy movies with little or no substance and I fucking hate DEATH PROOF with a passion, but I'm not going to write of BASTERDS based solely on this teaser. I'll watch any other trailer that comes out and if it actually plays in my hayseed town I'll probably go see it. <p>I'd still prefer it if he made "real" movies like JACKIE BROWN, though.

  • Feb. 13, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Am I missing something?

    by TonyHooo

    To everyone making a moral case about an exploitation flick, lighten the fuck up. What has Tarantino's library been about, if nothing else, but finding some type of humanity in evil people? But BESIDES that, this is probably the Grindhouse movie that Quentin should have made. If you're going to piss on a movie because of it's brutality against antagonists, I'm sorry, there's something wrong with ya.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    i just got off a long flight and am very tired

    by slappy jones

    so brain isn't working but where is the trailer??

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    death proof is fucking awesome by the way

    by slappy jones

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    just saw trailer

    by slappy jones

    fuck every single other film this year.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    The movie will suck and die fast

    by Reno

    Every movie QT makes is worse than the last one. Anyway, we see that the inevitable GLOWING review has probably already been written by Mr K.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Of course Harry's already written a glowing review

    by jrb

    It was a prerequisite for his all expense paid trip to the set. You think they'd spend that kind of money on him and his wife if there wasn't a quid-pro-quo? He's their shill, plain and simple. It's called selling out.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    every film worse than the last?

    by slappy jones

    you are fucking crazy. death proof is an underrated gem and if the main characters had been guys talking about pussy and weed and how many chicks they banged you fuckers would probably have fucking creamed yourselves over it. its such a great film that the distain for it puzzles me greatly.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    ww2 was't fought in gym?

    by chipps

    well, bugger me!

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    What movie did you watch?

    by caruso_stalker217

    All the ladies ever talked about was getting high and making out. And VANISHING POINT. <p>How the fuck is this a great film?

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    needs more

    by chipps

    David Schwimmer

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    slappy jones, Death Proof couldve been great...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    if it focused on stuntman mike and what makes him tick (most of the first half of the movie) - instead of on 4 ditzy hollywood chicks slumming it in the south so they can steal a muscle car and bullshit about going to raves overseas - it was reservoir dogs (which is dated now) for the "gossip girl" set - i especially hated the 10 minute scene about procuring a copy of italian vogue - who did he write that shit for

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I really hate the spelling

    by OptimusCrime

    That "basterds" really gets to me. I don't know why, but it just pisses me off so much.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Just saw the trailer

    by WillyWonky

    before I read this article and I think it looks like a cool Tarantino take on The Dirty Dozen, but with less guys...and no Jim Brown. I'll go see it, but my only gripe is why does Pitt have to have a ridiculously thick amalgous southern accent. Is his character suppose to be some VMI wet dream? Other than that looks pretty cool.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    this and

    by v1c_vega

    bitch slap sure looking forward to 2009. Oh and while i think of it if it wasn't for basterds there would not even be an expendables so all off you looking forwards to seeing old man sly in action you have the TMAN to thank for that. i'm looking forward to both but as sure as the earth turn on it's axis basterds will be the better mother fucking movie. I can't stop watching the basterds trailer "I WANT MY SCALPS" and i mother fucking want them NOW. TMAN you just get fucking better don't fucking listen to the uninitiated who can't be assed to use some grey matter and would rather slag you down. A Basterds work is never done to right there.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    this shit needs Kirk Lazarus

    by muri71

    unless he is not in, this shit will be shit! quentin is a pussy director since the lat 3 movies and this one is a pussy movie as well! i want my mother fucking real men and not none actors and babies like roth, myers, pitt, schweiger, brühl etc!

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    this teaser looks like a spoof of tropic thunder

    by muri71

    this cant be it, even "satans alley" looked better cus the guys in "satans alley" digged there sexuality and the dick, but the guys in "besterds" try 2 be tough guys even if they are all the way gay or wannabe shemales! harry do u love them dicks 2?!

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    the last good quentin movie was pulp fiction!

    by muri71

    after that it went downhill

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds?

    by KosherWookie

    Yeah, that's right... We're all two-bit, illiterate, trigger-pumping morons in the military. Fuck you Tarntino, You fucking douche. Way to piss on the men whose sacrifice gave you the freedom to become the over-rated cocaine vacuum that you are.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Rickey and Rebeck 2

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Thanks for spoiling the ending for those who were looking forward to the film. Eat shit.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Why does the AICN Flash cartoonist always

    by BirdMcMonster

    make Harry so much less bald and so much more incorrectly shape-ful than he really is?

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    chipps

    by caruso_stalker217

    I've been saying "More Schwimmer!" for about a year now. Did Tarantino even see UPRISING? Schwimmer straight beats a motherfucker to death with his bare Jewish hands!

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    I don't care....

    by deaddovedontoeat

    Because I like real history. Tell the story of the jewish resistance from within the camps or something. Or make sure people know this is total fiction. I was insulted by the paragraph starting with "Also – where does this film come down in terms of history? " IT FUCKING DOESN'T, IT'S NOT HISTORY. Don't confuse the masses dammit, I'm serious, I think this takes away from the true stories of heroism of the time. Also, metaluna, I don't think that it's implausible that they got one of hitler's watches - or at least thought they did, that shit's everywhere.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    "Whooaaah Nazi's dying..."

    by Midwinter77

    ... *spunk* *spunk* "Woooaaah" Harry, you are the worst film reviewer ever. This confirms it.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' MCMLXXVI

    by Al Swearengen

    You're fuckin' late. Cocksucker.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    You Dumb Dumbs

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    People going back and forth about the glorifying of Nazis, torture porn, no action, etc. etc... are waaaaay off base. This is Tarantino's Brian De Palma film. The last act involving an attempt to blow Hitler sky high is pure Hitchcock/De Palma cinema... if filmed as it was wrote. And in many ways this is one of Tarantino's best and worst scripts. Bad teeming at the mouth overwritten dialogue, overlong scenes... But the payoffs are among his best. The swastika on the forehead in the bathroom bit with The Bear Jew, Aldo Raine's final "goodbye" to Hans Landa, Shoshanna's film project, and the finale with Hitler, Goebbels, and Himler might rank up there, when all is said and done, with some of Tarantino's best scenes. Now don't get me wrong, there's a lot wrong with that script, and I won't be surprised if the movie's the same way. But I think Tarantino's main objective will get a accomplished, and it's something that he's said he wants from the auidences of his films... and that is after the movie, when the lighs come on, people will feel like "I went to the fucking movies tonight!" Where Eagles Dare and The Dirty Dozen are far from perfect films, but they usually elicit an energetic response, and even after that trailer, with the bad line delivery, weird looking Hitler (which might turn out cool), and some iffy shot selections, I'm still holding out hope that at the very least that's how I'll feel.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Snakes - there's a big difference

    by ArcadianDS

    between Where Eagles Dare/The Dirty Dozen and this movie: those other two were good stories with talented actors portraying believable men in unbelievable circumstances. Hell, Where Eagles Dare has been described as the Toyko Express in Nazi Uniforms. The storylines are woven and intricate and compelling.<p> This film, on the other hand, is as intricate as a shoelace and has all the depth of warm butter on a hot iron. But dont take my word for it, wait and see.<p> This movie will make Miracle @ St. Anna look like Casablanca.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Meet Joe Black made over 100 mil Opening Weekend Remember?

    by DOGSOUP

    Star Wars: Episode 1 Trailer debuted on the big screen. Geeks in droves bought tickets to see it then walked out when it was done leaving every theater with about 10 middle aged women looking confused at the herd shuffling out splooging over how AWESOME it will be. Am I the only one who remembers that? In conclusion I never thought this was a good idea.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Great review

    by liljuniorbrown

    I loved how you couldn't talk about how evil Nazi's are with out bringing up George Bush. Fucking pathetic, we have a president now that seems to be on the right track and looking out for Americans...All Americans, mean while you can't get over Bush and are comparing him to the most evil human being that ever existed. The guy wasn't bright and we've all had to deal with his failures but he's far from Hitler or even SS Officers.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Bush is as bad as Hitler

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Instead of sitting around...

    by Kid Z

    ... talking about 1970's trivia, since this is set in the 1940's are all the characters going to sit around talking about the 1910's?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    As for history...

    by Kid Z

    ...there WAS a team of Allied commandoes who went around kidnapping and assassinating Nazi war criminals on the run just after WWII. Real history that's probably make a good movie, but probably not good fodder for QT.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    joe black made 44 mil. domestic...

    by muri71

    and no way it made a 100 mil at the opening weekend, thats bullshit! total was 142 mil worldwide 98 mil was the rest of the world!! with a budget of 90 mil and u can always count up a 30 mil for advertisement...this movie was hardly a hit, do ur research righT! besterds sucks!:)

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Hitler

    by CutAndPaste

    Did anyone else think that Hitler in this trailer looked like that guy who used to be the Dunkin Donut's spokesman? I kept thinking of someone walking up to Hitler and saying "Hitler, it's time to make the donuts" and Hitler replying "NEIN NEIN NEIN!"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    muri71 is right

    by grandpaseth1

    too bad his tone is that of a little bitch. "According to boxofficemojo, my estimates are..." Smack. Douche.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Babe Buchinski

    by Ebolarama

    Remember when this was Michael Madsen, Arnold, Sly, Bruce, Van Dam, and Eddie Murphy? That would have been badass. This trailer blows. The script/plot blows. A team of jews??? As if the jews were the only victims of Nazi camps? The commandos should be jews, gypsies, poles, the disabled, etc... But no, it's a team of jews. How cliche and pretentious. And is anyone else sick of the "It's his ______ film" jesus can you get more pretentious. I love Reservior Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Grindhouse by the way... even though Death Proof could have been so much better.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    And I quote.......

    by benlinus

    "Also – you may remember when I reviewed the script for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, I said that I felt this could very well be Quentin Tarantino’s very best film. Coming away from this set – I would have no qualms in saying that I feel I’m fucking Nostradamus." No, actually, your fucking delusional......

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Mr. Zeddemore

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    he isnt nearly as bad as hitler - but he did let "9/11" happen on his watch - and by "let happen" i mean, he and his administration turned a very blind eye to every serious warning of that impending attack that was brought before them - in doing so, he/they allowed it to occur - for obvious reasons - to throw their big party in iraq - where no-bid contracts were given out like free passes to a titty bar to a whole lot of that administrations friends - that and they needed to keep feeding an already bloated american military industrial complex - hitler? - no, hes not that bad - but he is the worst and most dangerous president to date - he nearly broke the world

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe

    by benlinus

    Im certainly GWB apologist, but those fuckers were training in flight schools in Florida in the mid-90's under WJC's watch. Both presidents probably could have taken out UBL and 9/11 prob STILL would have happened. Our national security was too lax 10 years ago.....Hopefully BHO will keep us safe for the next 4 years......

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    worst president???

    by benlinus

    Dont drink the kool-aid. He was a BAD president, thats the general consensus, but NIXON and Carter were both MUCH worse. IF Nam had continued into the Carter administration, he would have gone down as the worst president EVER. He crippled this country in ways that no other president ever has. And yeah, Ive been out of work for 2 months, its sucks right now, but Carter was truly awful, even dumber than Bush. Hence "Reagan Democrats"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Reagan sucked too - "trickle down" my ass

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    bush and condi and co. were told flat out by the cia that bin laden and his ilk were planning sometning big - a serious attack on u.s. soil - they chose to ignore the warnings - remember the 9/11 hearings - "i dont recall" was a bush administration mantra

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Carter brought peace to the middle east...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    then reagan fucked it all up - around the same time he started making backroom deals with khomeini

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    now a 2 state sollution is impossible...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... because all of the israeli settlers in gaza wont budge - and they dont have to because the israeli army has imposed early stage apartheid on the palestinians that live their - they cant even use the same fucking roads and highways as the israelis - if you live in the west bank and youre not jewish you have to wait in line at countless checkpoints just to go to work or school - no wonder hamas is winning elections - thats an egg you cant unscramble

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    hey JimmyJoe..

    by benlinus

    You wanna Toe the party line fine....i dont....i admit Bush sucked and Reagan made some shady backroom deals, as do ALL presidents, but dont tell me that Carter wasnt one of the WORST presidents ever, because he was. His impotent do-nothing policy in response to the Islamic fundamentalist crisis in Iran led directly to waves of revolutionary fervor and ended in a 444-day hostage crisis. Id hardly call that "peace" in the middle east.....

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the bush adm. was in office a whole year before 9/11 happened - they knew what was up and who to watch out for - how did they not see that shit coming? - if it happened on clintons watch hed be hung out to dry - someone knew something was up - because the skies were cleared of traffic over ny that morning long before the first plane hit - "?"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    christian fox news watchers defend israel because...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... they need jews in vast numbers for the big sacrifice/party planned when jesus comes back - what they dont know is jesus is really pissed off right now

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    JJ......

    by benlinus

    there ARE NO Israeli settlers in Gaza......dont even get me started on this topic. You wanna blame someone for the mess??? blame Arafat, who took BILLIONS of his peoples money and stuck it French bank accounts while his people died in the streets. You know how much money goes into Gaza and the West Bank each year?? where does it all go?? into weapons and rich peoples pockets while the poor people go hungry and grow angrier, who do they blame?? the Jews, its all the Jews fault for wanting a better life and BUILIDING it for themselves while the Palestinians live in shit and lob missles all day into Israel, all the while Carter mouths off, that stupid fuck. Sure, I think there should be a 2 state solution. Take a look at a fucking map Jimmy, the "ancestrial" home of the Palestinians is JORDAN, right on the fucking border of the West Bank. Look at the size of that fucking country, do you think they could shave off a little bit to create a state that would combine the West Bank and a SMALL piece of Jordan....of course not, the Jordanians want nothing to do with the Palestinians, how come there not bombing Jordan? why? because there Arabs NOT Jews and Arabs HATE Jews over there, plain and simple. There will NEVER be peace in the middle east as long as there is racism, indoctrination and lies ALWAYS being told, no matter who is president. Its time for ALL countrys to step up and make SACRIFICE in order for a 2 state solution to come to fruition, unfortunately, this will never happen.......good night.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Just watched the trailer- Jesus Brad Pitt cannot act

    by YackBacker

    What a fucking joke! I will likely enjoy this movie, but let's put Brad Pitt's fake-ass Southern drawl to bed once and for all. You watch that trailer and you think "Oh, that's Brad Pitt playing a Southerner." That's not good acting, that's pure shit! And does anyone take him as a sadistic blood-thirsty commander seriously?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    bush and co. are the reason the whole world is nearly broke right now - where were you the last 8 years? - this is what short sighted bad policy does - it implodes - a select few make unheard of personal billions in the process, but the rest of us get fucked in the ass (not in a good way)

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt

    by Davidia

    Did an excellent albeit exaggerated southern accent in Kalifornia that was completely convincing. And I see no problem with his accent in the trailer. Seriously, do you guys bitch this much in a vain hope of one day a studio-exec going "He is right, my eyes have been opened. Sally, get me this asshole from the AiCN talkbacks on a plane to fucking LA RIGHT GODDAMN NOW!"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Wow Jimmy...

    by benlinus

    I thought I could have an intelligent convo with you, but after that LAST remark I realize you are nothing but a party line towing, racist CUNT. If I could put you on ignore, I would, go fuck yourself right in the ass Jimmy, grow the fuck up. Im a Jew, I voted for Clinton twice, Bush once and watch Fox News because it has actual DEBATE between both parties which is something I enjoy, unlike the other networks like MSNBC which just pander to one side and there is no DEBATE which is so vital in the country, Again, grow the fuck up and educate yourself Jimmy.....

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the palestinians "live in shit", as you put it, because theyre on lockdown by the israeli army - no one lives in shit by choice - theyre walled off in the very city they were born in - in some weird alternate universe, if we fell under the rule of canada (via the euro-empire) youd see an american version of hamas sprout up - but theyd be called "freedom fighters"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    explain to me why and how the economy is so fucked right now?

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Why We Are Broke.......

    by benlinus

    not enough regulation in the private sector, Wall Street and the Banking industry are the reason we are in this mess, if Gore had been president for the last 8 years would you blame it on Gore? It happened under Bush's watch, sure, and he has to be held partly responsible, but you cant simply say Bush bankrupted the US, its a complex combination of things, mainly a DIRE lack of regulation in the banking industry.

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    bush's answer to the mid-east problem...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... was to ignore it

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    it would not have happened if gore were pres - because he wouldnt have green lit every fucked up bill and policy that got us here - the way bush did

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    neo-con mantra "deregulate"

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    benlinus, im not religious - i dont fear death

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i call it like i see it - even its offensive to god fearing pricks like you

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    i meant "even if..." - damn typos

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Jimmy.....

    by benlinus

    There are MANY Arabs that live in Israel, MANY......The Gaza strip is a very BAD situation, they are governed by Hamas that wants the destruction of Israel, WTF do you expect Israel to do when they are being fired on all day. Notice the more moderate West Bank where there is virtually NO violence. and about being shut off??? STOP FIRING WEAPONS INTO ISRAEL, STOP SMUGGLING WEAPONS THRU EGYPT, STOP BUILDING TUNNELS TO SMUGGLE WEAPONS, and maybe things will change. You cannot be fucking serious that you are going to blame all this on Israel, are you THAT racist? blame fucking Hamas for raping there people and firing missles from peoples living rooms and from hospitals, they are fucking animals and are destoying there people. This is an entertainment site, so this is my last post on this because its prob getting annoying at this point. Nuff said......

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    benlinus - i may be a cunt, but im no racist

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i bet ive banged more black chicks than you have

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Jimmy....

    by benlinus

    you fucking clown......Im Jewish but totally NON religious and dont believe in God you fucking dumb stupid ass clown...Jeez, Harry has more fucking common sense than you......dont judge a book by its cover

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    benlinus, why do they want the destruction of israel

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    if israel loosened their choke collar a bit palestinians could breathe easier and wouldnt be born pissed off and ready to throw rocks

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Jimmy

    by benlinus

    2 or 3, mostly in college...1 that I met in a bar on St Marks Place in NYC...thats about it. Im married now and that was a LONG time ago. I like em all shapes, sizes and colors..... GOOD NIGHT JIMMY.....lets do this again soon........

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    benlinus

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    if youre not religious and dont believe in "god" then youre not really a jew - unless you mean "racially" - and if you do, then youre the racist not me

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    goodnight pencil dick, dream about me...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ... while you spoon your beard - i mean "wife"

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Davidia

    by YackBacker

    I guess the studio execs are lucky to have you- a silent guardian of Gotham- to protect them from the likes of me and other opinionated people. Way to be, thought police!

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    You're more than welcome, yackbacker...

    by Davidia

    Anything I can do to make up for your mothers lack of giving you titty sucking when you were an infant, I can help out with. Until than you all may continue with your perplexing out of the blue cry-baby cynicism!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    re Bird McMonster

    by HEADGEEK

    Probably because I'm not bald at all. I just have a totally different hair style now, than when the Harry animation model was designed 12 years ago. FYI

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    other than that, its a spot on dead ringer - right?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I stopped reading after the 6th paragraph.

    by deanamatronix

    If I wanted to read about a guy choking on another guy's cock, there are specialised, non-movie related websites for that. What a load of rubbish.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Jesus coming back...

    by Kid Z

    ...he ISN'T, in fact, historically, no such person actually existed. "He" is an amalgam of various persons and pagan gods from several "mystery cults" all mixed together into a vaguely coherent religious stew. Why the f**k do you think we celebrate "his" birth on December 25th, date of the Persian holiday Yalda, supposedly the birthdate of the god Mithra. Why do you think you go to mass and worship before an altar that's an almost exact replica of the altars used in the Roman temples of the god Jupiter?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Scalps, My Ass...

    by KosherWookie

    ...the line should have been, "And I Want My Dialect Coach!" This over-the-top cracker accent is almost as embarrassing as the horrid on-and-off British one he put on for TROY. Seems that in Quentin's coke-fired world not only are all soldiers ignorant and illiterate, but we're also apparently all hayseeds from south of Mason-Dixon. Read a book, you idiot. Oh, and Harry--- I couldn't understand your last post; remember, you have to spit Quentin's dick out BEFORE you try to speak...

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    No Top 10 WWII movie list is complete...

    by morGoth

    ...without "Letters From Iwo Jima" being near the top.<p>On another note, even though I'm a huge fan of war movies, and WWII in particular, I agree that I'd like to see something else covered. This just looks stupid and over the top. Yeah, yeah...the Nazi's were all evil...I think the world knows that by now...NEXT!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    HARRY where the FUCK is your DVD COLUMN?

    by D.Vader

    Get back to fucking business already!!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Vader...

    by KosherWookie

    ...But Harry has to finish sucking Tarntino off first. You know, those trips to Europe are expensive!

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    by KosherWookie

    For Harry AND his imaginary girlfriend.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I second: HARRY where the FUCK is your DVD COLUMN?

    by Rando Calrisian

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    ENOUGH with the religion & politics debate!

    by jrb

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    "...he nearly broke the world"

    by DoctorWho?

    What the hell does that even mean? Was the world ever not broken?

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I just finished the script...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...and I wasn't too thrilled with the ending. Not too thrilled with Pitt in the role either. He's kind of approaching that Tom Cruise vibe where you can't forget you're watching Tom Cruise and lose yourself in the character. We' see...but the trailer is lame.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    DoctorWho?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the republican party (as it exists today) and the bush adm. were/are enablers - they enable the corporate sector to undermine the fabric of society - by giving them free and unchecked reign (or as much as they can gain) over all things they have their tentacles in - its their heroin - why do you think conservatives love the idea of less govt? - its not about battling the inclusion of pork in a bil or liberal agendas - its about less control over industry - less restriction - less regulation - "let the market govern itself" - powerful industrial and financial entities need to have laws placed on them - regulations - which keep them in check and prevent them from abusing their influence and power - which is now entrenched in every facet of life globally - when these regulations are lifted or erased some members of these entities may flourish but their fuel (us and our money) over time becomes diluted, impure and less likely or able to feed the entities - so, yeah - bush nearly broke the world - by making it easy for his set to take advantage of the majority of the worlds population - selling promises that cant be kept

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    why so many boners for harrys dvd column?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Attn: Seattle Geeks

    by Rebeck2

    Screening tonight of OUTLANDER in Seattle with the director Howard McCain talking afterwards and answering questions. It's at 7 pm at the JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North - presented in partnership with The Science Fiction Museum and Hall Of Fame. It only costs $5 to get in. The movie is great fun, check it out.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe...

    by DoctorWho?

    Dude, with all due respect...your a demagogue with the same fury and righteous anger of the religious right...a counterpart, a Yin to their Yang and therefore equally contemptable. <p> You rail against "the Man"... only to advocate "the Man" taking control of everything. Same degree of extremism, but to the left.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    DoctorWho?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    "the man" is corporate america - govt. should be us (but its not) - corporate america should not control our lives - i advocate limiting its power - nothing more - it needs to be held accountable for its fuck ups and kept in check - not allowed to fuck over joe public or the enviornment (beyond repair) - is that wrong? - am i a godless liberal commie socialist? - dont tell me about right and left - the right had control of all branches of govt for 6 of eight yrs - most for eight - plenty of time to right some wrongs and see the smoke before the fire - they dropped the ball - but managed to clock serious bank in the process - thats their way - fuck shit up enough to make your own personal billions then slip out the back and blame the other side for trying to fix the very mess you made - wake up

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Agree Quentin's career is over

    by Teddy Artery

    ...and this film is the final nail in the coffin.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    JimmyJoe...

    by DoctorWho?

    You say corporate America is controling lives...yet it was govt. which controled our lives for 8 yrs? Which is it?<p> You say corporate America is all powerful "...take advantage of the majority of the worlds population " yet a few new regulations by Congress can stop them in their tracks? Which is it?<p> And don't cast me as some neocon simply because I apply a little logic to the precedings.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    DoctorWho? - what logic

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    youre no neocon, you just sit on a fence and cherry pick fragments from thoughts for arguements sake - ok, a few new regulations by congress wont stop the greed of the corporate sector in its tracks - but its a step in the right direction - a massive restructuring is needed, but the conservatives in washington wont allow that - too much is at stake for them and their constituents (corporate sector) look up "conservative" in a dictionary, einstein - the conservative answer to solving the economic problem is more tax cuts for tose that need them the least - thats what helped get us here - for the last 8 yrs our govt was in bed (spooning with a reach around) with the corporate sector - in essence, the govt under republican rule is the corporate sector - every crucial decision made that effected us during bushs term put corporations first - their kickbacks were priority one - even the decision to go to war was a corporate one - textbook aggressive venture capitalism - iraq is a money pit where many conservative headed contractors made out like bandits - conservative ideology is the reason the world markets nearly crashed - they still might - if conservatives want to profit from war and legitimize spending for the american military industrial complex, then they should keep their manufacturing interests here in the u.s. and pay the required tax - put their money where their mouth is - theyre like the team owner that wants a new stadium but doesnt want to pay for it - tax me instead - i dont even like baseball and the owner of the team doesnt even live in the same city - but im paying for his luxury box in a stadium i cant afford to visit even if i wanted to - conservative politicos want less govt - i.e. less federal involvement in the worlds of business, finance and trade - they dont want public consensus (you and me) deciding what their limitations are - because the less federal involvement the more money you make - free markets first and foremost - free of regulation - free to buy and sell bundled debts on homes that should never have sold in the first place - before 2005 when bush made that public address pushing his "everyone deserves a house" bill he wasnt thinking about people wanting houses - he knew the plan would implode - because that was the plan - make money off the debts - the ceos of every bank, trading house and insurance firm that went under made out more than fine - they got what they were after - life long security and more wealth than they could spend in several lifetimes - greed is not good - greed kills - there are countless union members, veterans and self employed craftsmen that would agree with me - my last post in here - and fuck QT too

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    JimmyJoe...

    by DoctorWho?

    So, my only option to what you see see as 'fence sitting' is to lurch to the hard core far left or far right? It's called nuanced thinking as opposed to the cartoonish, black and white world view you have.<p> I won't sit here and try to convince you otherwise...your gridlocked in an iron clad, nihilistic view of the world. Angelic liberals. Demonic conservatives. Your as much a simplistic zealot as any religious whacko out there and your simplistic mis-characterization of issues is like a preacher damming all who don't fit his narrow view of salvation.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    The trailer was shit....

    by ScottinDC

    Did anyone else notice how stilted Brad Pitt looks? This is almost as bad as 'The Mexican'. Looks fucking awful.

  • Feb. 18, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Brad Pitt is a character actor trapped in a leading man's body

    by wookie1972

    His best roles have been supporting ones - Twelve Monkeys, Burn After Reading, True Romance, Kalifornia, the Ocean movies, hel, even Fight Club was arguably a supporting role. When he's lead, he can be adequate, but more often than not he's just plain boring. Seriously, which would you rather see - any of the movies I've mentioned, or Troy?

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Troy wasn't Pitt's fault

    by Star Hump

    He did an incredible job with the materials at hand, including, unfortunately, the director of Poseidon. And Das Boot, and whatever. The problem with Pitt is his voice.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look good.

    by mrfan

    Seems that QT is just rushing this through. Maybe he should start doing other people's scripts.

  • Feb. 19, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Star Hump

    by wookie1972

    It's not that Troy was Pitt's fault, it's that what would normally be his biggest assets - his looks - are a liability, because he just isn't that interesting as a leading man. He is absolutely brilliant as a character actor, but he just seems boring when he's in a leading role.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    So where does all the Nazi stuff come from?

    by fiester

    Is there a company that specializes in Nazi outfits and flags and whatnot?

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    if i were a kraut

    by blonde redhead

    i'd be kind of irritated, watching that trailer. also, it looks like crap. NEIN NEIN NEIN