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INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS set to play in moments in Cannes - 1st Clips Are Now here!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... a world away from Cannes and the screening of Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS... a film finished on an incredibly quick turn around. Many felt the film would clock in around 3 hours, but the word is that it's not too much longer than a mere two hours. I know on my set visit, the word I got was that Quentin was being very economical this time out. Shooting lean and mean, getting what he needed and moving on. And I know there's definitely some reworking towards the end of the film (at least) from the scripts. BUT here's the biggie. In mere moments, the film is about to play out on screen. I was all set to sleep - but now - I'm addicted to watching Twitters coming and can't wait for the film to end so we can see what the reaction is. In the meanwhile - thanks to Trailer Addict these first scenes from the film are out there for us to see, right as the whole film is playing! Here you go...









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  • May 20, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    well thank god Tarantino is editing himself now

    by BMacSmith

    he's one of the greats, but he's also one of the most self indulgent directors alive. But if he has learned to cut shit out, then he may become a god.

  • May 20, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    Oblige him indeed

    by deanbarry

    Man...sick! Can't wait for this. looks like classic QT!

  • May 20, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    fucking awesome

    by TheDark0Knight

  • May 20, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Excellent

    by Nexus-6

    I can't wait for the reviews to start rolling in for this one.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Still not feeling it...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ..but I'll wait and see. Pitt just doesn't sit well in this, at all. He doesn't look right, and that's a major flaw in a visual medium.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    by McSloan

    Nice. Very nice.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    tarantino confirmed run time is...

    by JohnGaltShrugged

    2hrs and 40 minutes for the Cannes screening and the version that releases in August will be 2hrs and 27 minutes.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Hmmmmmm

    by sonnyfern

    Allright...hated the script...but those clips aren't looking too bad. I just hope the Basterds actually have a bigger part in the movie than they did in the screenplay.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    I liked the script

    by JimBobCooter

    But b/c I wasn't judging it as The Dirty Dozen. Hopefully the ads won't sell it that way either. <p> But these clips certainly ignore the B plot characters that take up the other half of the movie.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Tarantino...

    by anthonywashere

    knows how to entertain methinks. Oh wait, i mean 'Tarantina' is lame! And a one trick pony! Yeah, yeah! And he likes feet!! What a HACK!!

  • May 20, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    looks bloody tremendous, anticipation hereby increased

    by pipergates

  • May 20, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Wolfenstein would make a bitchin Nazi movie

    by MANNZILLA

    Too bad it would probably end up being directed by Paul WS Anderson....

  • May 20, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by kungfuhustler84

    I enjoyed the script for what it was, an old school WWII romp. Looks like it's headed that way. Pitt did a good job of delivering some of those lines. I remember reading that part and being unable to imagine it out loud.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    The reason the 2nd clip rocks

    by JimBobCooter

    It cuts before Eli Roth enters frame. :-)

  • May 20, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    This looks like it was filmed for TBS or something

    by MANNZILLA

    Im not feeling Inglorious Basterds at all.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Good clips, thanks.

    by zed261

    Im also waiting for first reviews, it seems that everyone in Cannes is talking only about that freaking Anti-Christ, even Ebert has dedicated another blog entry to it. I hope IB is at least 2 and half hour long, I like long movies.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Let the Tarantino word fellatio begin...

    by Wogga Wogga

    as Mr Overrated Director gets lubed and lathered up for some real action. I just hope he can bring something worth watching, which he hasn't since... since... 1994... Yeah, I hope his 15 year dry-spell end with this. Break a leg.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    WavingFlagsInSpace - how does he look wrong?

    by BMacSmith

    looks like he's got the dashing good ole boy WWII war hero thing down. i like it.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The first and third clip looked great...

    by Continentalop

    ...but fuck, to see a bunch of American GIs cheer because they know a captured enemy soldier is going to be brutally killed because he respectfully refused to give away his comrades location just rubs me wrong. <p> Sorry for being a "hater" but I am just a firm believer in the US Army Field Manual and the Geneva Convention.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Brad Pitt's accent is horrendous

    by ganymede3010

    I doubt I"ll pay to see this. I've already paid to see enough kill the Nazi movies to last me 3 lifetimes. Nothing new, just news ways to see Nazi's die.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Digging the clips...

    by TurdontheRun

    This looks good. Tarantino may have made the right decisions regarding the script, and may have re-worked the weaker parts. Pitt's performance looks right here; he's playing it more low-key than the trailers showed, more soft spoken without the over-exaggerated Southern accent (of course in the trailer he was giving a speech so it may just have been because it was out of context.) I just hope Tarantino has pumped up some of the action, and actually given The Basterds something to do. It would seem he's done that, at least a little.<p>Also, the Cannes run time is 148 minutes. Who knows if he'll fine-tune a things before theatrical release depending on the Cannes reception?<p>Finally, the first clip is Hans Landa talking to Perrier LaPadite (a French farmer), not Daniel Bruhl's Frederick Zoller as stated. That's a completely different character (a young German sniper).

  • May 20, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    music doesn't fit

    by Kobaal

    spaghetti western? what?

  • May 20, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with the sound on clip three?

    by CinExcite

    All I can hear is a dog whining in the background, with Aldo and the woman mouthing dialogue. Does anyone else have this problem?

  • May 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Kobaal

    by zed261

    music doesn't fit; spaghetti western? what? --> he told few times he is doing western with war iconography or something like that...

  • May 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie 2: Jew're gonna die, Hitler!

    by drturing

  • May 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Ooooo I've got chills.

    by Grievey

    fuck the haters on here who teem with jealousy.<BR><BR> I'm fucking excited.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Why does aicn...

    by rost

    never send anyone of their writers to Cannes?

  • May 20, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    that is.....

    by AdzonVonMelk

    actually looking not bad. qt didn´t step in that trap to deliver an "action-hero" - stuffed warmovie... it seems to be more like an old style (anti?)-war-movie... that could be cool. lets see. by the way: the guy in the first movie, who gets explained the "similarities" between rats and jews from Christoph Waltz is NOT Daniel Bruehl, i don´t know his name, but it is not Bruehl.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    looks good, one thing though

    by MorganLeafy

    Germans really don't speak English that well (sorry Langhaarige). Despite everything, Tarantino has talent to spare, but I would like to see something more low-key from him. Because looking back, Jackie Brown was one fine movie.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    sort of like 300 but set in WW2

    by zooch

    no mercy

  • May 20, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    still not feelin it..

    by simondark

    And dont call me a fucking hater because i think quentin preffers jerkin off to actual sex.If your smart enough youll know why I said that.I hate the way he always starts a title with...the new film by..ten years from now he'll look stupid when people try to watch this garbage.You dont see scorsese doing that,and hes a fucking genius.come to think of it I dont know anyoine else who does that.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I'll be lapping this up

    by corplhicks

    Considering that the German government, including Nazi Germany for a time, was responsible for 2 world wars and about 100,000,000 dead people overall, it will be a long time before my thirst to watch them die is quenched. Bring it on and let's have popcorn Tarantino style fun ! By the way, the Blu Ray Band of Brothers rocks !

  • May 20, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    John Carpenter does it

    by palimpsest

    He loves the possessory credit, does John.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    rost

    by HEADGEEK

    I've gone three times now. Honestly, I don't enjoy the audiences there. They are there to JUDGE everything and seemingly not to ENJOY any of it. Just the vibe I pulled. Talked about sending Quint this year, but didn't book the travel and hotels in time. I think Quint will be our next traveler to Cannes.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    corplhicks

    by HEADGEEK

    Yes, BluRay BAND OF BROTHERS is fucking awesome! It was like seeing it all anew. Beautiful.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    there's a dog whining in the third clip.

    by ImMorganFreeman

    I'm excited about a restrained QT.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Will it be okay to watch those clips?

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    I haven't read the script, and I don't want it to be spoiled for me. Should I watch them???

  • May 20, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    corplhicks

    by Continentalop

    I'm gonna play Devil's Advocate and ask does that make it alright for other countries to show US soldiers getting brutally killed considering we invaded a country for bogus reasons?

  • May 20, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Bastard_In_A-Blanket

    by HEADGEEK

    I'd recommend skipping that last one, it reveals a twist. The other two do not.

  • May 20, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    A new film by...

    by SunTzu77

    Obviously "a new film" is being used very loosely here... it's just a remake. Robert Richardson looks like he's delivered the goods once again... awesome DP. As far as my reaction to the film itself thus far? Meh.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    What Harry said about Cannes,

    by MorganLeafy

    might be true. Just read Von Trier got booed because Antichrist was too gory and disturbing. Off course, when confronted with an angry critic, he simply replied he was the best director in the world. Maybe not the best reply

  • May 20, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST

    HEADGEEK

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    Nice one. ;)

  • May 20, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST

    KILL BILL was a load of crap

    by Hey_Zeus

    just wait for them to split this film from two hours into three ninety-minute features. <p> Why release one carefully scripted masterpiece when you could ruin the tempo and extend it into a trilogy. <p> "will there be any deleted scenes Quentin?" <p> "sure thing, all the way through the movie!"

  • May 20, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm, I actually wanted Tarantino to go all out

    by IndustryKiller!

    The script was so god damned awesome I would have taken stylized Quentin any day. There seems to be this weird school of thought from some people at AICN that style is a bad thing. COnsidering how little we get it and that we only seem to get it from the masters I' will take it any day of hte week. It's not like they are using insane crane shots while a character is making breakfast. With Tarantino or Scorsese or whomever it all comes right from the story. There is no need for restraint from any of these guys, Tarantino included, when their output is so god damned strong. What hurt Death Proof was a lack of restraint int eh script, the filmmaking itself was top notch. Inglourious has no such script issues.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    I was one of the doubters

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    But I'm coming round. It's looking good.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    SunTzu77

    by TurdontheRun

    This film is in no way a remake of Castelleri's Inglorious Bastards. It share the title and nothing else. Say what you will about it, but it is absolutely NOT a remake.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    And Kill Bill works like jazz as two films

    by IndustryKiller!

    Each works wonderfully asa stand alone film. I can't think of a single thing I would cut from either of those films. Fucking modern movie audiences and their ADD bullshit. I still hear from people that There Will Be Blood was "boring". At least shit like that let's me know immediately that I can disregard their cinematic opnion.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill was great, so my opinion cancels out yours

    by BMacSmith

    its like voting, only voting matters slightly less.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Let the dick sucking commence.....

    by masteryoda007

  • May 20, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Morganleafy, the guy playing Landa IS actually German

    by IndustryKiller!

    And he speaks English that well. So I guess they do.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    no "the expendables" not interested!

    by muri71

    this will bomb hard!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by HEADGEEK

    Totally get what you're saying. Boring is what the fuck happened to TERMINATOR SALVATION, not a brilliant film like THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Call me a thicky, but...

    by BiggusDickus

    Why 'Inglourious Basterds' as opposed to 'Inglorious Bastards'?<p>Is Noddy Holder in it? Oh Noddy! Look Wot U Dun...

  • May 20, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    pitt, roth, myers, schweiger,kruger...?NOT INTERESTED!!!!

    by muri71

    all no go actors!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    I'm worried about Pitt's southern accent

    by awepittance

    it really didn't help suck me into Benjamin Button and it looks equally as spotty

  • May 20, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    tarantina only makes chick flicks these days!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by Continentalop

    The all learned English after the war, thanks to the fact that we occupied them and had army bases there for over 60 years now. <p> But I just see that as one of those movie convenient things. You know, like in Casablanca when the couple that plans to immigrant to America says they are only going to speak English so they can practice. <p> I'm always like, "Well isn't that polite of them to speak English so I can understand."

  • May 20, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    is it a minority opinion to say Jackie Brown was his best film?

    by awepittance

    it's the one that holds up the most for me and has some heart to it.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    nein, nein nein nein nein, wont watch it!

    by muri71

    looks like a cheapo direct to dvd movie or a tv movie!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    I agree with you awepittance

    by Continentalop

    That seemed like his most mature film to me.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Cannes will probably pan this but I will love it.

    by CENOBITE

    Any film with those motorcycle Germans with the large trenchcoats and goggles gets me all hot.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    if germans speak english that just doesnt sounds any good!

    by muri71

    they suck in it hard, like this chick flick will! spare your money and it give to "the expendables"! sly deserves much more every support!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    muri71, aren't you German?

    by Continentalop

  • May 20, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    spare your money & give to "the expendables"

    by muri71

    nuff said!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    nah i live in germany

    by muri71

    that doesnt makes me quiet german!;)

  • May 20, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    the movie's opening credit's should play the german national ant

    by awepittance

    to remind me of a my childhood playing wolfenstein 3d

  • May 20, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown was 2 hours of people walking

    by BMacSmith

    nah, it was ok. Tarantino has never made a movie i didnt like, but its my second least favorite. The shots that worked so well in Pulp Fiction were just tedious in JB. Like when Bruce Willis is walking back to the apartment. that built up the drama. in Jackie Brown it was just a dude walking. didnt do shit. Plus it was too hung up on the 70s. i give it a C.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    DELIVERANCE does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Anyone else think the second clip plays out like a scene from DELIVERANCE?<p> Brad Pitt and his whooping goons are round that German soldier like a bunch of would-be rapists. It cuts off before Eli Roth comes out for the final 'squeal piggy' moment.<p> Sorry, but give me the integrity of BAND OF BROTHERS anyday over the murderous hillbilly squad seen here.<p> Think i'll be cheering on the Nazis.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Hang on....the clips panels above are spelt correctly.

    by BiggusDickus

    What's going on? Me are confused.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Kubrick had the balls to have german with no subtitles

    by awepittance

    in Barry Lyndon, but i don't expect other filmmakers to have balls that huge

  • May 20, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    "pulp" was his last full good movie...

    by muri71

    after that, 4 chick movies in a row = über crap!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    poor Germans.

    by BMacSmith

    Too bad they arent a different color or something. You cant even bash Russians anymore because commies get all pissy about it. Whenever you need a politically correct enemy to kill, just call ze Germans.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:34 a.m. CST

    dieser film ist scheiße!

    by muri71

    :)

  • May 20, 2009, 3:34 a.m. CST

    re: Cobra--Kai on Deliverance similarities

    by awepittance

    this is strange but when i saw the second clip i thought of Munich, you know showing how the traditional victim can be just as vindictive or violent as the enemy but in a cartoonish exploitation 70s movie way

  • May 20, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    oh how wonder, tarantina only steals, always did!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 3:35 a.m. CST

    and fuck having Germans speak German

    by BMacSmith

    If the actors can act well with English, and as a viewer i need to know what they are saying, then fuck foreign languages and fuck subtitles.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    to those that aren't down with the PLEASURE of killing nazis....

    by JohnGaltShrugged

    you're nuts and/or stupid. Nazi's are NOT people too. if you say they are... well you're just plain wrong. Nazi's deserve to be killed and it is righteous to glorify their slaughter.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    An anti-fascist movie for fascists

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Bizarre even by QT's standards,

  • May 20, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai does not exist in this dojo

    by Continentalop

    Thank you. I was wondering if anyone else was disturbed by the lack of morality and decency of the "protagonist." <p> And, yeah, I know it is just a movie. But so was Birth of a Nation and Triumph of the Will.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    eli roth = not interested!

    by muri71

    no go/none actor = no talent! makes keanu reeves look like de niro!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Tarantino is full of shit. Fuck him to hell.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Not every German was a nazi back then, for fucks sake!<p>Fuck Tarantino and his fucking racist fuckfest to hell.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:39 a.m. CST

    m.myers = not interested!

    by muri71

    no go/none actor = no talent! makes ben affleck look like pacino!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:40 a.m. CST

    til schweiger = not interested!

    by muri71

    no go/none actor = no talent! makes matt damon look like daniel day lewis!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    JohnGaltShrugged

    by Continentalop

    Sorry there but I do think you stoop to the enemies level. It is something called "humanity."

  • May 20, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    daniel brühl = not interested!

    by muri71

    no go/none actor = no talent! makes shia look like gary oldman!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    HARRY!

    by Liquid Meddle

    I take it you didn't like TERMINATOR SALVATION?

  • May 20, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    I'm tremendously confident...

    by VicenzoV

    ...this movie will be sort of okay. <p>That's what Tarantino settles for these days, anyhow.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Fascist movie

    by TurdontheRun

    Yes, in many ways it is. Which, by accident or design, is exactly what makes this film interesting. The film itself is a piece of 'propaganda'. The character are called Inglourious Basterds because that's what they are...Bastards. They're not nice guys. If you are disgusted by this depiction of American soldiers as whooping psychotics you will be disgusted by a lot of things in this movie. But then Tarantino was never known for his good taste.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    diane kruger = not interested!

    by muri71

    no go "actress"/model = no talent! makes jessica alba look like meryl streep!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    pitt makes tom crusie look like brando!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    pitt makes tom crusie look like brando!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    well oscar schindler was a nazi,sort off!;)

    by muri71

    and look what he did!;)

  • May 20, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    But TurdontheRun

    by Continentalop

    Why does that allow QT a free pass? I mean, he did a remake of Birth of a Nation or an adaptation of the Turner Diaries, are we just supposed to sit around and say "Well, it is just Tarantino, he has never been known to be Politically Correct or tasteful"?

  • May 20, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    not all nazis were like in indy jones, wake up people!

    by muri71

    thats just stupid! a lot were nazis because they had to, they had no choice, do your history righT!

  • May 20, 2009, 3:52 a.m. CST

    siblings scholl not nazis!;)

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    it looks good, but if its really just a movie about

    by BMacSmith

    killing nazis in terrible ways, i'll pass. But im betting this movie is a little deeper than that.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    so tarantina did another cliche movie, how new!

    by muri71

    its like every polish guy steals, every american is fat or likes wars, every english dude has bad teeth, every mexican is illeagl..., every russian drinks vodka, every german is a nazi...how great! isnt this world just perfect with this kind of thinking?!;) go and support stuff like that and in the next war if usa strikes antother poor country that didnt even tried to fight agingst america. i`ll say every american is just stupid for believeing the shit your covermeant tells you. "this country has dealdy oil, sorry i meant weapons, we have to strike in irac"!;) wont see this suck fest!

  • May 20, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    OK, realism

    by MorganLeafy

    isn’t real high on Tarantino’s list of priorities. But even in other movies foreigners always speak English like they have a degree in English philology. Well, I’ve lived in Germany for 2 years and they certainly don’t, not even the younger people. That’s not a knock on Germans per se, because the Americans I knew, guys with PhD’s, didn’t even speak a word of German after 3 years (I’m talking about you American Mike). Also they don’t know how to handle their beer.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    So Harry, has the movie ended

    by zed261

    now? I have no twitter account...Did someone found any thoughts or short review...? I hope Ebert is there watching and not thinking about Anti-Christ now, he seems to be immersed in that one...

  • May 20, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Birth of a Nation or Triumh of the Will

    by TurdontheRun

    are not really viable comparisons, because they were made to quite explicity and straightforwardly promote a message, and in the latter's case, was a literal piece of propaganda. In this case, Tarantino, whatever we may think of him, is no racist, and is at worst naive and ignorant. But I don't believe that either. I don't think he knows all that much about the 'real world' but he's a pretty clever guy in his own way. I definitely think he's fully aware of what he's doing here.<p>Its interesting that Indiana Jones was mentioned, because Spielberg did exactly the same thing in Raiders and Crusade, making nazis cartoonish villains in the context of a pulpish post-modern retrofitting of serials, and where their slaughter was equally 'justified'. I don't remember the Berg being called up for that.<p>In any case, I have no problem at all with what Tarantino is doing here. I like stuff that muddies the waters and creates ambivalent feelings. It good to promote those reactions. Make no mistake many will enjoy the violence and gore in this film while at the same time their conscious will be at odds with this. Its like the quote 'War makes fascists of us all'. Hell, it even spells this out in the trailer when it says 'there are no 'crimes' behind enemy lines. Its like the part in Saving Private Ryan where the two Germans come out of the bunker and beg for reprieve, and the americans pretend they can't hear them and blow them away. You can certainly be sure that in all wars people lose their dignity and compassion whether out of anger or just the 'freedom' to do as they pleased.<p>The whole propaganda thing may go over the heads of many of the mass audience, but why should Tarantino dumb down his movie and make it straightforward and earnest just for that? Taste is often said to be the enemy of art, and whether QT is successful or not, I applaud him or having the balls to make something that will provoke a reaction one way or the other, and will at the very least, not be forgettable like so many movies these days.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    awepittance

    by MorganLeafy

    no, see post above. Certainly proves that Tarantino is not a one trick pony, kinda like Lynch did with A Straight Story or Kitano with Kikujirô

  • May 20, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Obsessed With Film have seen the movie...

    by mattyholmes

    Just came out of Cannes screening... Inglorious Basterds - Absolute F**CKING quality! http://twitter.com/owfilm

  • May 20, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

    by Executor

    His dialogue is so fucking awkward lately. "There are two developments. 1: blah blah blah. Which bring us to the second." Who the fuck talks like that??? <p>His movies lately are good for one viewing...where there is a ton of tension from basically not knowing where he's going. He's good at throwing in a lot of unpredicability and sudden violence. But once you've seen it and know where it's going, it is GOT DAMNED PAINFUL watching it again, wading through scene after scene of stylized overindulgent dialogue to get to the few nuggets of true drama.<p>This looks like more of the same...a return to "Death Proof" QT instead of "Pulp" QT.<p>It's not that his movies suck, I'm not a complete hater, it's just the promise of his early brilliance was never fulfilled. Now he just churns out really beautifully shot B-movies.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    May i make a point?

    by alecogden

    SPOILER! Firstly, for everyone complaining about the lack of authentic languages and subtitles im sure you'd like to know that in the script the only part of dialouge you see in english is the bit shown in the clip as the family hiding under the floorboards dont speak fucking english. SO stop bitching, also theres a hell of a lot of french and german in this film. The expendables will be crap, poorly directed, remake of the italian job style wankery where 8 guys who are so muscle bound get together and try to pronouce a fucking word with more than two syllables in it. Have faith in quentin. I hope hes going to deliver like the script. Trust!

  • May 20, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    you ant a movie about killing nazis watcht valkyrie

    by muri71

    its about nazis trying to kill nazis and in the end nazis die, cant get better than this!;) at least it has the better cast!!!!

  • May 20, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST

    yeah with german no go actors like schweiger...

    by muri71

    do i need to say more?!

  • May 20, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    no movie with schweiger was any good

    by muri71

    eli roth is a no talent, so is diane kruger how in what kind of universe could this movie be good?

  • May 20, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Silly german accents

    by Roderich

    Just for the record: Diane Kruger and Christoph Waltz are perfectely able to speak english without sounding like a mad scientist from some old comic book.<p>Which makes this movie just more fun, i think, it's not to be taken serious at all (and I AM from germany). Although killing captives who surrendered - or negotiators as Aragorn did with Sauron's mouth in Jackson's LOTR3 - never seems right to me, devilish nazis, evil subdemons or not. Although german soldiers in WW2 surely did that too, and probably more than others. Doesn't make it right, still.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Initial reactions to the Cannes debut of Basterds

    by alucardvsdracula

    Seems pretty mixed from what people are saying. Audience wasn't cheering, but no boo's either. The action scenes are very minimal aparantly and the talking, as you'd expect, goes on forever. Sounds like a WW2 Death Proof then? Oh well.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    I jizzed a little

    by DrunkyMcLush

    in my pants when I saw those clips. Sure, I enjoyed the Kill Bill movies (especially Vol. 2), but they weren't like his earlier works and I hate to say it, but I hated Grindhouse. These clips make me feel like not only is Quentin back in top form, but it looks like he may even exceed his previous films with this one..... I am trying not to count my chickens before they hatch though.... they could have just been good parts of the movie.......

  • May 20, 2009, 4:37 a.m. CST

    I'd like "Pulp" QT to take a bat to the head of...

    by BurnHollywood

    ..."Death Proof" QT. Whatever happened to that guy? Man, I miss him...

  • May 20, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    It's simple...

    by chuffsterUK

    ..Harry+Tarantino=fwends,so great publicity and reviews,regardless. Harry+MCG=not fwends,so Harry rips apart a damn entertaining movie(see for yourself),Terminator Salvation...

  • May 20, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    TurdontheRun

    by Continentalop

    1) I never said that QT is a racist. I was just saying why we can’t question his film like we would those two? Is it because it is a “lark” and he “isn’t serious” that somehow protects him from criticism of being offensive and immoral? To quote Kurt Vonnegot “You are what you pretend to be.” What is the difference between a film pretending to a propaganda piece and one that is a propaganda piece? 2) Indiana Jones never killed captured Nazi’s or butchered them after they surrendered. If he did kill them it was during combat or to save his own or someone else’s life. And when they were finally massacred at the end that was the “Wrath of God” brought down upon them by their own actions. You could argue that it literally was “Let God Decide How They Should Be Punished.” 3) In Saving Private Ryan when the soldier’s kill the surrendering Germans, that was to show the truth about war. It wasn’t a statement about the morality of it or how we should conduct ourselves. Brad Pitt’s character makes speech that he wants them to go off and kill Nazis and scalp them, he is explicitly endorsing the idea that we should go off and butcher and kill our enemy. Why? Because it is “cool” and “fun.” 4) Plus the idea QT being ambiguous and creating ambivalent feelings to make us think more reminds me of what Nietzsche said: poets are those who muddy the waters to make them appear deep. I don’t think QT is doing this to make it a deeper movie, he does this to cover his ass against criticism. <p> And just so you know, I am no prude who is against violence or controversial movies. I love the original Get Carter, Sopranos, Clockwork Orange, Happiness, etc. And I am actually a fan of QT’s first three films. However, I also believe that all the films I just listed their characters existed in their own universe and their moral guidelines fit the rules of their world. Michael Corleone operates by the moral code of a mafia world; Walker from Point Blank operates by the code of the professional thief; The Man With No Name operates under the code of the hired gunfighter. <p> These character’s exist in the universe of the US Army during WWII and their actions do not fit the moral guidelines of people in that world. Yes, there were people who shot and killed Nazis, even captured Nazis, but these people were acting outside of the guidelines set by US command and their actions were looked upon understandable but immoral. Brad Pitt and his gang are shown as the moral force, as the good guys, and the movie apparently makes no attempt to show that what they are doing is in fact wrong or that they are acting “unprofessional.” You want to show them as a bunch of soldiers who have gone off the reservation and are butchering the enemy, fine – don’t try to peddle to me these are heroes or that we should cheer them on. From what I have seen he isn’t trying to show us how much like the fascist we are but instead just saying “isn’t it fucking cool to kill people in a brutal fashion”. <p>I for one say “No dickhead. Grow the fuck up.”

  • May 20, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Too bad, Harry...my BASTERDS money is going for SALVATION

    by BurnHollywood

    Har!

  • May 20, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Terminator Salv... a damn entertaining movie?

    by alucardvsdracula

    Mr chuffster, you must have been watching the OTHER Terminator Salvation, cause the one I saw sucked. And sucked hard. Painful, obvious and kiddy porn friendly. Not that there isn't room for such moronic popcorn fluff. Dickheads such as yourself are living proof that the talentless whores in Hollywood have done their research well. Can't wait to see you in line for GI Joe, fucker.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Student aping Tarantino...

    by jackson healy

    Is it just me, or do these clips, especially the ones with Brad Pitt, look like a first year film student aping QT? The first clip, with the Hans Landa character interrogating the French farmer, actually plays fine, though the selection of background music really just doesn't quite do it for me. But that's neither here, nor there. Brad Pitt just doesn't play as Aldo Raine. Pitt doesn't pull off Quentin's lines the way other actors have. His scenes feel so stilted and amateurishly done. I mean, compare Pitt in his scenes here, with, say, Christopher Walken in his classic cameo as the Don in True Romance. Walken came out of his mother's womb to play that scene. Not so much Pitt in BASTERDS. Of course, I'll withhold judgment until after I see the film, but these clips with Pitt center stage have me worried.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Jackson Healy

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    I couldn't agree more. Pitt's delivery is abysmal, but it was probably too much to expect from a failed journalism and advertising student...but it's another case of name and look superceding talent.<p>Is it wrong of me to suggest that casting Brad Pitt in this film probably helped secure a certain budget, marketing fund and guaranteed release? Rather than casting a good actor for the role they cast a movie star.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Kris would have delivered Aldos Clip2 lines better

    by ThePilgrim

    I didn't like the screenplay on the whole. I did like Aldo. Brad's accent comes out fairly poor on the ears, because theres no emotional range in the delivery, neither cold or serious- it seems to be played as casual, but it's to damn stale in that scene. This scene actually read very well in the screenplay. Brad sounds like Ralphie from a Christmas Story when Ralphie dreams about shooting it out with Black Bart. If Kris Kristofferson played this role, you know his true smokey southern vocals would have worked, and he'd also look like a seasoned leader of men. Maybe his age is too advanced and I'm just idealizing him from 10 years back, but I saw him as Aldo the second that dialog rolled out of that characters mouth in the screenplay.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Reviews up!!

    by tonethestone

    total film and empire both loved it!

  • May 20, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    chuffsteruk

    by HEADGEEK

    interesting theory. McG came to my BNAT / Birthday event. Gave me an actual Terminator head from the film that's eyes light up brilliantly. McG called me personally to give me the exclusive on Christian Bale. Up until seeing the film I have been accused of being a shill for the film, because of how excited I was. And yet... despite all of that. My review tears the film to shreds, because that's what the film deserves. And yes, I know writing the review will most likely result in hurt feelings on McG's side, but goddammit - that film is a flaming turd that I can't quite shit out!

  • May 20, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    alucardvsdracula

    by chuffsterUK

    What a miserable,sad cunt you are:)

  • May 20, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Fair enough then Harry...

    by chuffsterUK

    ..I guess our opinions wildly differ on that film,and I apologise for my comment. And at the end of the day,personal opinion is all that matters and I respect you for that. Cheers.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Ahh...

    by SunTzu77

    yes ... yes ... QT's IB has nothing in common with Enzo G. Castellari's film but the name... much like Ringo Lam's City on Fire and Reservoir Dogs. QT's formula = regurgitate dialogue and shots directly from The Bodyguard, City on Fire, Charley Varrick, Kiss Me Deady, American Boy, Lady Snowblood, Samurai Reincarnation, Shadow Warriors, Sex and Fury, They Call Her One Eye, etc. and claim it as his own.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    by SunTzu77

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2004/apr/06/features.dvdreviews

  • May 20, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    wow!

    by tonethestone

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=24863

  • May 20, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    But, still...

    by SunTzu77

    Robert Richardson = the man. I'm anxious to see some stuff from "Shutter Island."

  • May 20, 2009, 5:44 a.m. CST

    I love that he used L'Arena

    by johnnylawless2

    for the first clip. That was the best part of KB p2. But the actress in the last clip was awful.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:45 a.m. CST

    harry...

    by tonethestone

    whens your terminator salv review up? inglorious looks amazing, after seeing clips, definately most anticipated film this yr

  • May 20, 2009, 5:47 a.m. CST

    Guardian Article on QT...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...was on the money: "he is the insecure nerd who would rather reassemble other "cool" movies than put anything of his own up on the screen."<p>How true - hopefully this movie will give him the confidence to find his own voice, rather than singing in the key of nostalgia (wanky wank writing intended, flamers).

  • May 20, 2009, 5:49 a.m. CST

    to WavingFlagsInSpace

    by tonethestone

    enjoy GIJoe

  • May 20, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Pitt's acting

    by boredboringyawn

    Brad Pitt doesn't have much range. so, he basically pulled out his Oceans character and gave him a southern accent? Idk... When I watch him instead of seeing his character all I see is Brad Pitt the Movie Star.

  • May 20, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Pitt

    by alxorange

    Its hard to act convincingly when you have shit for dialog and its written unnaturally. It was cute for Pulp Fiction, but Tarantino's "one voice" writing style is wearing thin. Like Harrison Ford said on Star Wars, "You can write this shit, but you can't say it."

  • May 20, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    looks great

    by tonethestone

    Pitt looks great in this, whole film just looks great

  • May 20, 2009, 5:58 a.m. CST

    You can't hate QT as a critic

    by ThePilgrim

    Chances are 9 times out of 10 that he probably knows more about film than you do, and it helps keep him safe as a creative as well. Cause his filoms are more like poems to those films than entirely new films. He's the only whiteguy who can say the N word like he does and use it like he does in film. Not even Eminem uses it like that. Don't know why I'm saying that but if Mcg said the N word tomorrow, he would never make another film again with a studio. <P> Fucking with QT at the current frame of time could put egg on your face still. <P>McG was trying to befriend AICN, but he's unproven and he tries to hard to be cool. It backfired the whole way through this process of making the film. And the game of it all was sad to watch. Too many people think that if you give AICN something they give back. <P> On the other hand the film will make it's money and then some. I'm reluctantly going because my father and I have watched each one when they originally came out in the Cinema's since the original. I straight up told him that my interest was very small for it. And he's like- It might be fun, it's got that 3:10 to Yuma Batman fucker in it. I'm like yeah see I'm not one of his fans. I know lots of people are. I still remember Newsies and Little Women. American Psycho was great, but nah... He looks like someone I would hate to know in real life. So there you go.. T4 I'm in to keep the "Father Son Film Bond" Alive. I will enjoy the Father Son part of it, but I'm sure I will dislike the fucking movie. Lifes short gotta do those family things and enjoy em for what they are. Transformers 2 will be the summer 09 film for both of us. Will T4 suck? I know it will. I haven't seen one fucking thing that's made me excited to see it. The T600 and it's fucking huge chin and the obvious guy wearing it as a suit in that one scene, and the damn digital color gel tricks. I fucking hate that. I'm so tired of it in all films. You see it in this one as well. Does no one love real un punched or altered color anymore????????????

  • May 20, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    alxorange

    by tonethestone

    and harrison ford is shit in star wars, which is a shit film

  • May 20, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    So Harry...

    by SunTzu77

    You're prairie doggin' TS? roflmao

  • May 20, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    What I ment to say is if you like films

    by ThePilgrim

    So much that you feel the need to critique them publicly. It's probably very hard to not like someone who knows and loves so much about them as well. QT doesn't need IMDB. He really knows what he knows. End Of Line.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    tonethestone

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    That's so polite of you. Thank you. To be honest I'd probably be more likely to pay money to watch shit dry than go and see 'GI Joe' at the cinema.<p>I have no idea what 'GI Joe' has to do with this film but your good manners deserve some praise. You have a good time watching 'Inglourious Basterds', I'm sure gulping down plagiarism masquerading as intertextuality via QT's colon is just your kind of thing...

  • May 20, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    WavingFlagsInSpace

    by tonethestone

    nice one, thanks.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    According to the Twit Reports

    by deanbarry

    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is kinda Glorious!

  • May 20, 2009, 6:12 a.m. CST

    deanbarry

    by tonethestone

    any links to the twitter reviews?

  • May 20, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Lemme guess-Cokey gets a pass on this one--

    by Sal_Bando

    the only way AICN will NOT spooge all over this is if he actually, you know, gave Tim Rothman the final cut say.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    and can we have the Salvation

    by johnnylawless2

    reviews, or is McG making us wait for a couple of hundred thousand people to go see this (apparent) turd before the reviews are allowed out?? C'mon, I don't want to have to rely on Rotten Tomatoes.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:17 a.m. CST

    jackie brown is my fave

    by TheExterminator

    qt film, with dogs second..will watch this but the cast doesn't enthuse me at all. disappointed to hear TS is shit

  • May 20, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Reviews

    by chuffsterUK

    Just a query. Do you all rely on reviews before seeing a movie,or do you just go and see it and form your own opinion afterwards? That isn't meant to come of as a rant or sarcasm,just genuinely interested. I don't think people here in the UK take much notice of reviewers,that's all:)

  • May 20, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    First clip was brilliant

    by MontyPigeon

    Then Pitt started talking in the second clip and everything went downhill.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Boys Pitt SUCKS in those.

    by Sal_Bando

    DANG! "Whut we Gots here-is Failure-tew kohMyooniKate! We Wants to kil us-a KRAUT! DONNEEE! Come git this guy an' bring yer BAT!" <p> BOOOO! BOOOO! BOOOOO! Cokey YOU SUCK!!!!!!<p> There! That saved me a heap of trouble. THIS--needed another dialogue guy. I do like our lady from Troy but still. I'll pass. Mikey Bay time.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Rope Of Silicon review TERMINATOR SALVATION1

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/movie-review-terminator-salvation -2009

  • May 20, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    chuffsterUK

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    I'm a Londoner and tend to ignore reviews from this site, Empire and Total Film: all three are in bed with certain directors and studios. I'll read them in Smiths or Waterstones when waiting for a train/the girlfriend.<p>It always fucks me off when Empire spend months hyping Lucas' new film or suckling at the teet of Spielberg/Bay or whoever has a marquee feature on the horizon and those films turn out to be the pile of gash everyone with any sense knew they would be. But wtf, they make loads of money at the box office and help sell more magazines.<p>Do you read Little White Lies? Now that's a film magazine to enjoy because it understands the importance of independence.<p>Harry here has been selling his soul to set visits and movie mates for years, there is no independent integrity to be found on this site other than in these Talkbacks which are, always, very fucking funny and informative...

  • May 20, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Film reviewer Kirk Honeycutt says they kill Hitler

    by nooneimportant

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i7ee3d207fbb1fda3adadf0ef9f8a94c6 that's the alternate reality ending, they kill Hitler.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    My nazi senses are tingling

    by XPussyGaloreX

    Holy unbridled hotness! But when they fuck will Hitler Kaput come out on dvd with english subtitles. These films back to back would be the ultimate third reich loving double feature.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    WavingFlagsInSpace

    by chuffsterUK

    Thanks mate,I'll shall seek the mag out. I agree about the Talbacks.I suspect 98% are laughing like the rest of us and would gladly go out for a pint,the other 2%,are genuine fucking pyschos!!

  • May 20, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Alternative look from Total Film

    by chuffsterUK

    WavingFlagsInSpace

  • May 20, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Oops!

    by chuffsterUK

    http://www.totalfilm.com/news/cannes-2009-inglourious-basterds-second-reaction

  • May 20, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I'm from Cardiff, Chuffster

    by johnnylawless2

    and no, I wouldn't say I pay that much attention to reviews. They certainly aren't a factor in whether I go to see a film or not, usually i've made my mind up myself depending on interest in the story/writer/actors etc. For example, Fight Club i'd have gone to see no matter what I heard, Basterds too. Some films i've no intention of going to see, and some i'd consider were word to get out that a director had pulled something unexpected out of the hat. After being able to piece together the entire plot of Salvation after watching the trailers and clips on a Pizza Hut website, my hopes were not high (and my inner Bill Hicks was furious) but i'd -for now- be interested to hear Harry's thoughts on T4 - if they're not held back by some asinine 'embargo' bullshit (which makes a mockery of this site, btw) and if they appear in enough time to give people who aren't as obsessed and don't read up on film as much as we do (ie 99% of the movie-going public) the chance to hear that perhaps this film isn't the best out there, and perhaps they should spend their money on something else, so we don't get a 200 million gross and eight more terminator films, each more shite than the last. They won't read the site, but a higher profile site like AICN would have some word of mouth effect, i'd say. Considering Harry has already trashed the film in here, it is a bit pointless to hold back on the review.<P> But hey, now i'm ranting. And if the T4 review is up by the time I finished writing this, then hey, i'm the asshole.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Empire

    by Continentalop

    I could never take Empire seriously after they ranked Trainspotting as a more important and influential movie of the 90s than GoodFellas. Trainspotting is good, but lets be honest, half the shit Danny Boyle did in that film he learned by watching a Scorsese film.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Thanks lads.

    by chuffsterUK

    Just as I thought:)

  • May 20, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST

    QT gets a pass every time.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    His films are 100% watchable.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST

    chuffsterUK

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Thanks for the link. It'll be interesting to see what gets published in their magazine review...QT is certainly very accomplished, so even he'd have to go a long way (or to Eli Roth) to fuck up a movie!

  • May 20, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    twitter

    by tonethestone

    anyone have any links to reviews on twitter for IB?

  • May 20, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Empire's got first impressions up

    by henrydalton

    on their site. And it's very positive, thank goodness.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Empire review

    by tonethestone

    http://www.empireonline.com/features/cannes2009/Post.asp?id=537

  • May 20, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Empire

    by johnnylawless2

    has been going downhill for years but it really went all out in trying to be shit in the past two. The urge to find the lowest common denominator is evident, as it becomes more tabloidy with each issue and the reviews less informed with more spin. Also, each month it gets thinner (yet with a higher page proportion of adverts and those godfuckingawful corporate tie ins that try to pretend to be an article ie Tag Heuer or JD fucking Sports trying to tell us about Bond movies or a Danny Dyer film) but the price continues it's upward crawl. Kim Newman is good as ever, I wonder if he ever thinks about jumping ship. <P> Maybe it is just a general trend though. Q magazine is heading downwards too, though not at as fast a rate; and, for all i've said, I keep buying them. Mainly because i've got subscriptions and I am a lazy man but I really do need to let my wallet do the talking. I've tried all the others, and they're just as bad. I've just got this trace memory of Empire when I was a kid and I used to be excited around the 23rd/24th of the month when I knew it was going to hit the shelves (it always changed by a day or two every month, or whenever they could be arsed to send a shipment crawling all the way to Tenby, West Wales

  • May 20, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    chuffsteruk

    by SunTzu77

    thanks for the link... interesting read.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking great

    by beatleMatt

    Other than Death Proof (which did have some great moments in it) I've loved everything QT had done. This will be brilliant.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    You should trust an 'Empire

    by johnnylawless2

    First Impressions Review' as much as you'd trust Gordon Brown. Then you can laugh knowingly in six months time when Empire display remarkable amounts of scrotum when they self-righteously destroy Salvation in the DVD reviews (they're not burning any bridges when everyone else has already said something is a turd).

  • May 20, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Little White Lies

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Guys, it would be impossible to overstate how good a film magazine 'Little White Lies' actually is...and I have no vested interest in the product other than appreciating its quality. Check out the website: www.littlewhitelies.co.uk<p>johnnylawless2 you are spot on in your assessment of Empire. It bothers me that Kim Newman won't get himself on a more respectable publication - he's a fantastic film journalist. I guess maybe the paycheque = golden handcuffs? Who knows...<p>And no amount of goodness can rescue such a film as Basterds from that clusterfuck Roth and Brad Pitt's hideous delivery: it's Sofia Coppola in Part III all over again...*cough*, *cough*

  • May 20, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    empire

    by tonethestone

    great mag. think they will bash terminator salvation in the cinema reviews let alone the dvd reviews, its being bashed everywhere, because the film is shit.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Little White Lies vs Empire

    by 5onthe5

    Whenever I flick through Little White Lies in the shop, it looks like interesting content let down by so-achingly-hip-it's-actually-borderline-unreadable page design and typefaces. So I never buy it. It screams "wanker" from the page. Empire is still OK - it's hasn't gone anywhere NEAR as duff as Q magazine. What I like about Empire is the same thing i like about AICN - willing to judge films on their own terms; not sneery about mainstream cinema.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:15 a.m. CST

    this looks fuckin' awesome.

    by champvinyl

    ... the only thing I'm not so keen on is the overdone accents but given it looks like Ww2 pulp insanity i can understand the choice. <P> what would be even better is if this offended the hell outta people. Long live socially challenging films.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Little White Lies

    by johnnylawless2

    sounds interesting, haven't heard of it.<P> But the dreaded 'hip' word worries me. This conjures up images of it being about 7 inches tall, half a centimetre thick, £7.50 an issue and printed at a 'cool' coffee shop/nightclub in Reykjavik.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    WavingFlags, that said

    by johnnylawless2

    i'll give it a go!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Roger Ebert just reviewed T4

    by SunTzu77

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/ --- 2 stars -- "I know with a certainty approaching dread that all of my questions will be explained to me in long detailed messages from "Terminator" experts. They also will charge me with not seeing the movie before I reviewed it. Believe me, I would have enjoyed traveling forward through time for two hours, starting just before I saw the movie. But in regard to the answers to my questions: You know what? I don't care."

  • May 20, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Empire has been going downhill for years

    by zapano

    Still, it's very redeable. Growing up it was my bible and I would buy it every month. I stopped buying for a copuple of years but now I've gone back to buying it, around every second issue, if the content interests me. <p> it used to be a solid judge of films, but now you can't trust it, and I'm defnitely not trusting this first impression thingy. I'm gunning for a massive Tarantino comeback and I have a sneaking suspicion that this could be it, but I'm gonna wait for a few reviews reviews from this screening before I get my hopes up. <p> I'm not surprised Fassbender is one of the standouts, he's gonna be the next big actor that will actually have a long and great career.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    So what did Roger

    by johnnylawless2

    like best about it?

  • May 20, 2009, 7:29 a.m. CST

    5onthe5

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Ahhhh...if it does scream wanker then I'm in trouble. But the old adage about books and covers applies here - the content is exemplary. And it only sells through a handful of outlets so needs to be as eye-catching as possible.<p>If that makes the publication 'wanky' then I guess it's doomed to be bought only be Shoreditch scenesters. And me.<p>And I don't think it's a matter of being sneery - I just can't stand the hypocrisy that has filtered down through both Empire and this website. Maybe I'm naive to expect anything less in our jaded and cynical world but if you can't keep your own fucking website above such 'kowtowing-to-the-man-antics' then it's a damn shame.<p>And Empire tend to only pass negative critical jugement after the fact...like in DVD reviews, etc.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Apparently Roger didn't like any of it much...

    by SunTzu77

    "One of Hollywood's oldest axioms teaches us: The story comes first. Watching "Terminator Salvation," it occurred to me that in the new Hollywood, the storyboard comes first. After scrutinizing the film, I offer you my summary of the story: Guy dies, finds himself resurrected, meets others, fights. That lasts for almost two hours."

  • May 20, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Ebert can be bloody funny...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ..."It gives you all the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it..."<p>What the hell was anyone expecting from the fourth film in a franchise directed by the guy who made Charlie's Angels. But isn't this EXACTLY what most of the people who want to see it were expecting? Sounds like McG did exactly what he was supposed to do...Was anybody expecting cutting-edge sci-fi? Something new and revolutionary?

  • May 20, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    ts

    by tonethestone

    i never had any hopes for TS mainly because of the director involved, until i saw the trailer which looked pretty good. shame its being bashed so much

  • May 20, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    first wolverine, now terminator, what next harry?

    by muri71

    "expendables"? funny thing is harry, you liked twilight the gayest movie ever and you gave this shit cast from "basterds" already the best review ever. between us i prefer a so so comic movie over a chick fest like "twilight" anytime. i prefer an action sci-fi movie with bale over this chick "deathproof" tarantina guy anytime! i guess you`ve lost ur roots harry, shouldnt you be a guy who likes comic and sci-fi movies way over chick flicks? whats wrong with you these days??????????

  • May 20, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    stop being corrupted by tarantina!

    by muri71

    its easy to hate things mcg does, well i really cant wait for ur review abut "basterds" its the day we will see how corrupt you are!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    harrys doomsday will come with review abut basterds

    by muri71

    this day we will see the real harry!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST

    muri71

    by tonethestone

    you would bash Harry if he wanked over every film, TS is getting bashed everywhere as did Wolverine which was so below a "so so comic movie".

  • May 20, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    looked up T2 and T3

    by SunTzu77

    ole Roger gave T2 three and a half....T3 two and a half. So, he thinks T4 is half a star crappier than T3, lol.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    harry -buy one review (berlin trip) get 3 4 free!

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The reporter gives Basterds a pretty lame review

    by zapano

    expectations are down

  • May 20, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST

    chuffsterUK

    by BurnHollywood

    In answer to your reviewer question, hell no, I for one don't count on reviews, unless it's a toss-up on whether or not to go out or not.<p> Case in point: not seeing STAR TREK, have no plans to, and I'm seeing SALVATION no matter what anyone says. BASTERDS looks like more of the same QT masturbation, so fuck that, too.<p> Finally saw SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE last night on DVD and you know what? My instincts were right: It WAS last year's CRASH...middlebrow, liberal-baiting and predictable. THE WRESTLER was good shit, though, just like I knew it would be.<p> Critics are good for comparing notes, little else.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    USA Today slams T4

    by SunTzu77

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2009-05-19-terminator-salvation_N.htm -- "Bale is surprisingly one-dimensional as John Connor, the leader of the human Resistance movement whose destiny is linked to the future of mankind in this doomsday action franchise. He seems to be simply recycling his gravelly Dark Knight growl."

  • May 20, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    muri

    by johnnylawless2

    Bashing T4 yet praising Basterds may yet prove to be quite a popular standpoint. Say what you want about Tarantino's output, the guy is in a different country playing at a whole different sport to McG. I wouldn't use this as a basis to attack Harry's credentials. Try that Scriptgirl instead?

  • May 20, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Getting curious now...

    by SunTzu77

    Interested to see what Harry says.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    well i wouldnt bash on harry if he wouldnt support

    by muri71

    chick flicks like twilight as "good movies" or this tararntina shit fest with the worsed cast ever! i mean wolverine wasnt "fanta 4" or "electra" or "ghost rider". its a mediclore comic movie but way better than shitty "twilight"! same here, just because tarantina paid harrys trip to berlin, he already written a great review about this film, which even wasnt ready then, 2 month ago! what about his craft, he should be uncorrupt, untouchable. no one should pay for good reviews or stuff like that. same about the pimpimg of "star trek" man its the 25th movie about this shit and even if de niro was playing the vulcanian i coulndt care less. its been done in shows and movies over and over again. enuff is enuff. tarantina only steals, reboots shit that is out there for a long time, he never did any origin story about anything and thats genius????? yeah right!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Toronto Star slams T4

    by SunTzu77

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment - one and a half stars - "Terminator Salvation: It’s back, and it’s bad"

  • May 20, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    @johnny! no man didnt never compared mcg with quentin

    by muri71

    are u serious, i mean mcg only did shit movies. i give quenti the credit that he has 2 great movies, but his last 3 sucked ass! i was a fan of quentin, really, but he dissapointed me to often and enough of this shit chick flicks already!

  • May 20, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    The Guardian has thrashed Inglourious Basterds

    by zapano

    well that's it then

  • May 20, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    The Globe and Mail slams T4

    by SunTzu77

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/ - two stars - "What its predecessors had, this sequel sorely lacks"

  • May 20, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    muri71

    by tonethestone

    eh?! your rant doesnt make much sense, but you like harry and everyone are entitled to there own opinion.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    The reporter gives Basterds a pretty lame review

    by muri71

    The reporter gives Basterds a pretty lame review by zapano May 20th, 2009 07:48:05 AM expectations are down

  • May 20, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    one dimensional is fine

    by johnnylawless2

    that's what i'd expect in a Future War movie. I can empathise. If that were me in the role of Connor, i'd be very one dimensional, and the dimension of character that I pick would be a steely determination bordering on mania to keep me and my people alive. Should he be stopping to cry at some litter? More films need to pick and choose the times in which they need to shoehorn in some characterisation. If one were to cut out twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan, for example, we could have a balls out action picture.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    The Guardian has thrashed Inglourious Basterds

    by muri71

    The Guardian has thrashed Inglourious Basterds by zapano May 20th, 2009 07:55:52 AM well that's it then

  • May 20, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    I HOPE YOU PEOPLE CAN READ same goes 2 u harry!;)

    by muri71

  • May 20, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Guardian

    by tonethestone

    same bloke gave mamma mia 4 stars, so hes got no hope in his life. very harsh review though, he prob wasnt allowed in to even see the film.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    hehe re:Guardian

    by johnnylawless2

  • May 20, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    by johnnylawless2

    More likely his Prius ran out of smug or they wouldn't let them in with their pot of sustainably farmed foie gras.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Peter Bradshaw from the Guardian was a Tarantino fan

    by zapano

    He's a good reviewer <p> He says in his review, he was hoping it would be good, but it's not. <p> Peter Bradshaw didn't give Mamma Mia a good review, He gave it one star http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/jul/11/filmandmusic1.filmandmusic6 Mark Kermode did. Mamma Mia is a terrible movie, but very watchable. It's a so bad it's good.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    zapano

    by tonethestone

    no way is mamma mia watchable. soz i got the reviewer wrongly attached to the mm review. its good though that 90% of the reviews are v positive for IB

  • May 20, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Give it up, Muri71

    by Talkbacker with no name

    you only post so you can say 'tarantina' a billion times hoping it will catch on...it won't cause it's fucking shit! Please do try again in the future though, son.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    basterds is a turkey (review) I HOPE U CAN READ?!;)

    by muri71

    Like the loyal German bourgeoisie in 1945, trying to keep patriotically cheerful despite the distant ominous rumblings of Russian tanks, we Tarantino fans have kept loyally optimistic on the Croisette this week. We ignored the rumourmongers, the alarmists and defeatists, and insisted that the Master would at the last moment fire a devastating V1 rocket of a movie which would lay waste to his, and our, detractors. But today the full catastrophe of his new film arrived like some colossal armour-plated turkey from hell. The city of our hopes is in flames. Quentin Tarantino's cod-WW2 shlocker about a Jewish-American revenge squad intent on killing Nazis in German-occupied France is awful. It is achtung-achtung-ach-mein-Gott atrocious. It isn't funny; it isn't exciting; it isn't a realistic war movie, yet neither is it an entertaining genre spoof or a clever counterfactual wartime yarn. It isn't emotionally involving or deliciously ironic or a brilliant tissue of trash-pop references. Nothing like that. Brad Pitt gives the worst performance of his life, with a permanent smirk as if he's had the left side of his jaw injected with cement, and which he must uncomfortably maintain for long scenes on camera without dialogue. And those all-important movie allusions are entirely without zing, being to stately stuff such as the wartime German UFA studio, GW Pabst etc, for which Tarantino has no feeling, displaying just a solemn Euro-cinephilia that his heart isn't in. The expression on my face in the auditorium as the lights finally went up was like that of the first-night's audience at Springtime for Hitler. Except that there is no one from Dusseldorf called Rolf to cheer us up. Pitt plays Lt Aldo Raine, the leader of an anti-Nazi commando unit whose avowed mission is to get 100 Kraut scalps apiece; we see the scalpings in full, gruesome detail, yet that figure is entirely forgotten about by the end. Mélanie Laurent plays Shosanna Dreyfus, a beautiful young Jewish woman whose family were slaughtered by SS Col Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz. She got away and (somehow) attained not only a new identity, but also ownership of a Paris cinema which is to play host to the premiere of Dr Goebbels's latest propaganda movie, in the presence of the Führer himself. Her plan is to incinerate the entire first-night audience by bolting the doors and igniting her vast inflammable stock of nitrate film. Meanwhile Lt Raine has his own plans for killing Hitler at the movie theatre and the Brits get involved too, in the form of suave Michael Fassbender as Archie Hicox, a crack commando making contact with exotic spy Bridget von Hammersmark, played by Diane Kruger. There are some nice-ish performances, particularly from Fassbender and Waltz, but everything is just so boring. I was hoping for Shosanna at least to get a satisfying revenge on the unspeakable Col Landa. But no. The two Hitler-assassination plots cancel each other out dramatically and the director's moderate reserves of narrative interest are exhausted way before the end. He should perhaps go back to making cheerfully inventive outrageous films like Kill Bill. Because Kill Adolf hasn't worked out. • Peter Bradshaw is the Guardian's film critic

  • May 20, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    LA Times - T4 mediocre

    by SunTzu77

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-terminator20-2009may20,0,3567865.story - "Director McG's energetic movie plays with elements from earlier in the franchise. But some of its soul has been lost."..."If you're a "Terminator" fan, though, "Salvation" is mostly worth it. The machines are mindless, yes, but there are enough pyrotechnics and heavy artillery to feel like Armageddon squared. And when the story starts to crumble around Bale, Worthington is there to pick up the pieces. At one point John asks Marcus, "Who are you?" Marcus looks at him with a knowing sadness and says: "I'm the only hope you have." Thankfully, he is enough."

  • May 20, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I HOPE U CAN READ?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Not anything you ever post again, muri71. You are a fucking loon!

  • May 20, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't take that Guardian review too seriously

    by seppukudkurosawa

    They also had an article a while back when the trailer came out entitled, "Inglourious Basterds: The worst movie ever made?" Based on a trailer...<p> First off, that's just ridiculous journalism; even AICN wouldn't stoop so low as to post a fully-formed opinion based on a trailer (incidentally, I wouldn't be surprised if articles like that are the Guardian's attempt to cash-in on the over-opinionated, under-researched blog boom that AICN helped kick off). Secondly, it seems pretty clear that they don't quite get/appreciate the intentionally shlocky tone Tarantino's going for here. And thirdly, that guy must have seen all of three movies. Manos: The Hands of Fate, anyone?

  • May 20, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Seeing Pierce Brosnan sing is very watchable!

    by zapano

    It's one of the greatest moments in cinema history! <p> I was made see it but I must admit I came out with a spring in my step, and the whole cinema audience had a smile on their face. <p> It's cheap, it has terrible acting and singing, a dreadful story, and it's visually retarded, but somehow its watchable and you have a good time.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Empire review here:

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket

    Empire has just seen Quentin Tarantino's eagerly-awaited WWII flick, Inglourious Basterds, and it's rather brilliant. Every bit as idiosyncratic as the spelling of its title, it's a wonderfully-acted movie that subverts expectation at every turn. And it may represent the most confident, audacious writing and directing of QT's career. <p> Forget what you think you know is such a cliché, but here it more than applies. Tarantino has made a career out of subverting expectations – this is the man who made a heist flick without a heist, after all – but he’s outdone himself with Basterds. It’s an action movie that has barely any action. The Basterds themselves, including Brad Pitt’s Lt. Aldo Raine, are off-screen for long periods of time. And it takes wild liberties with history. <p> But that’s all set up by the opening title card (the film is divided into five chapters), ‘Once Upon A Time In… Nazi-Occupied France’. Not only does that allow Tarantino to use Spaghetti Western-esque musical cues and swipe the odd shot and convention from the likes of Sergio Leone, but it frees him up to take those liberties. This is a fairytale world, in which American soldiers can ghost behind enemy lines, scalp hundreds of Nazis and never get caught. And in which… no, we won’t go there. Not yet. But the ending is so thrillingly audacious that this reporter laughed out loud when it happened. Even when, having read the script, I knew it was coming. <p> The performances are superb across-the-board. Pitt is hilarious throughout, lending his lines that air of cocky movie-star insouciance that was a touchstone of his turns in the Ocean’s movies. But the standouts for me were Michael Fassbender, who deserves to become a star on the basis of his turn as British officer Lt. Archie Hicox, and Christoph Waltz, as the movie’s villain, Col. Hans Landa, aka The Jew Hunter. <p> A complex creation, refined, calculating and yet utterly monstrous when the time comes, Landa was the role that Tarantino struggled to fill, so much so that he might have had to pass on making the movie had he not filled it. But in Waltz, he’s found gold. He may look like an evil Rob Brydon, but the Austrian actor is fantastic: oleaginous, chilling and often devilishly charming. He may be a shoo-in for a Best Supporting Oscar nom, and even though it’s mighty early yet, he could become the first actor to win for a Tarantino film. <p> There are flaws, of course – what film doesn’t have flaws? But they may be exaggerated depending on your feelings about Tarantino. Some of his Grindhouse flourishes – large captions stamped on screen, the usual flirting with structure and chronology, offbeat musical cues (a David Bowie track shows up at one point) and the sudden introduction of a hip narrator (Samuel L. Jackson) – may irk some, but this movie-movie approach has been Tarantino’s forte since Uma Thurman drew a box on the screen in Pulp Fiction. <p> It’s certainly very talky, and there’s no doubt that Tarantino is in love with the sound of his characters’ voices, but QT dialogue is so much better than most other screenwriters that it’s hard to quibble. If all scenes in movies are about control, Tarantino understands that perhaps better than anybody, and some of the scenes here – the opening exchange between Landa and a French dairy farmer, and the Reservoir Dogs-esque scene in French bar, La Louisiane – are masterclasses in how to switch control from character to character. Indeed, both scenes are as tense as anything Tarantino has ever done in his career. <p> Remember, though: this is not the official Empire review, simply a reaction to this morning’s screening. Empire’s official verdict may differ from mine, so bear that in mind.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST

    a damn shame

    by animas

    i'll still see it, but looks like brad pitt completely ruined it

  • May 20, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    TimeOut review

    by mulberry

    Says it's a fun mess with a weak ending. <p> http://tinyurl.com/o4gzvj

  • May 20, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Muri71

    by TheMandrakeRoot

    I dont think anyone here is talking you serious by calling him "Tarantina". That is an epic fail. That along with the fact that you claim just because of Death Proof he makes chick flicks, really shows you have no fucking idea what your talking about. Your clearly the type who is gonna love that McG wankfest.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    If the review are lukewarm to good...

    by Abone

    I'm sure to love it.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    INGLORIOUS BASTERDS "a colossal armour plated turkey from hell... awful."<p> Fuuuuck.<p> And that semi-positive Empire review... talk about an 'apologist' piece of writing. Empire have been in bed with QT for a long time and even gave the atrocious DEATH PROOF 4/5 stars.<p> The summer of our discontent rumbles on.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    reviews

    by tonethestone

    reviews for IB have overall been terrific, which is great, cant wait to see it.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    "a colossal armour plated turkey from hell... awful."

    by Abone

    Sounds delicious.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    BMacSmith...I think you're mistaken

    by ZoeFan

    Long time Tarantino Editor "Evil" Sally Menke is the Editor of Ingloious Basterds as well. Just a correction. I'm not calling you out.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    reviews

    by tonethestone

    its great when there have been at least 20+ comments and reviews saying how great IB is, then one twat from the Guardian of all places and everyone latches onto that one as the 'official overall review'. god this film looks great

  • May 20, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    reviews

    by tonethestone

    lets face it, even if this film were bad beyond belief it will still be better than Transformers 2

  • May 20, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    a lot of bad reviews overall I TOLD YA!;)

    by muri71

    for month i told ya this shit cast couldnt pull off anything and esp. with that chick flick autor tarantina!;) chick flick movie maker cus of: jacky brown, kill bill, deathproof, i.basterds!;)

  • May 20, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    @tonethestone

    by Abone

    Thank you! Fuck these negative nellys.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    muri71

    by tonethestone

    talk english, stop thinking you are eminem, its not clever. go back to school.

  • May 20, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Abone

    by tonethestone

    needed saying really, really pleased this film is getting alot of praise from the right trusted ppl, cant wait to see this film now.

  • May 20, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    which review is negative, muri71?

    by Flip63Hole

    still reading them. sounds interesting so far...

  • May 20, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Overall a really POSITIVE response

    by tonethestone

    well done QT

  • May 20, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    reviews

    by boredboringyawn

    So far the movie itself is getting good reviews along with a couple of the actors. one review I read said it was Brad Pitt's worse performance ever.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST

    reviews

    by tonethestone

    i think overall it appears Pitt is better in this than most thought he may be, some ppl do have an agenda with him anyway. only neg i have heard about acting was one person say Eli Roth wasnt v good.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Harrys T4 rev

    by tonethestone

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41140

  • May 20, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Oh, so NOW you realize there's a FILM festival going on.

    by onezeroone

  • May 20, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    :)

    by muri71

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/board/thread/138453957

  • May 20, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to this...

    by HoboCode

    but I don't know if I can take two hours of Pitt hamming it up with that fake grating accent.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Looks Good!

    by LaserPants

    I wish it was coming out sooner, though.

  • May 20, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Der Fuhrer iz attending ze premiere??

    by kafka07

  • May 20, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    How about reviews of UP, new Ang Lee movie...

    by onezeroone

    and loads more showing at Cannes?

  • May 20, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Typical AICN post on QT

    by Gungan Slayer

    I'm tired of this QT bullshit. This movie looks like shit-- but oh wait, it's directed by fucking Quentin Tarantino himself, therefore, this movie will kick ass. Give me a break.

  • May 20, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    onezeroone

    by seppukudkurosawa

    I'm right with ya. If Capone gets to have an arthouse column dealing with movies like "Next Day Air," and Scott Green has a column covering every single possible thing happening in the anime world, surely there's room for a couple of Cannes write-ups? Why not ask the same guy who wrote the Inglourious Basterds review what he thought on some of the other movies? Or does "geek" only mean movies to do with blowing shit up and comic books now?

  • May 20, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Aldo Raine is homage to Aldo Ray?

    by kabong

    I watched "The Naked and the Dead" a while ago. Aldo Ray was great as psycho sergeant collecting gold teeth. <P> War movies can have music and laughs, but the most important feature is the depiction of brutality.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by mr.brownstone

    I hear you.

  • May 20, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    WavingFlagsInSpace

    by jackson healy

    Thanks for the solidarity. Yeah, Pitt probably brought the financing. I agree with the Guardian reviewer -- Pitt's performance looks to be the worst of his career. Almost like an actor in some UCLA kid's student film. I loved the script, at a script level. But QT just doesn't seem to have captured it here, in these clips. Agree with you on GI:Joe. Only reason I'd see this on screen is to see Sienna Miller in black, made of bad girl, on the big screen.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Jackie Brown was his last good movie...

    by kjmad25

    ... and that was 12 years ago. I was hoping this film would change that but it's not looking good. Sin City was good, but I consider that a Rodriguez flick.

  • May 20, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Damn sound is bullshit...

    by samuraiyao

    Can't hear a damn thing...

  • May 20, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    A word about that Guardian review...

    by 5onthe5

    Well, about Peter Bradshaw, their critic. I'm an avid Guardian reader, and disagreeing entirely with Peter Bradshaw is half the fun. There is LITERALLY no predicting what he will love and what he will look down on from his lofty, sneering, patronising perch. JUST BECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIKE IT DOESN'T MEAN A THING.

  • May 20, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I want to obtain Band of Brothers in Blu Ray!!!!

    by bigbaldpapa

    Seriously.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    imo, KILL BILL was QT's last great film

    by jackson healy

    And with KB, imo, he solidified his place as the best action director in America. I'll reserve judgment on IB until I see it, obviously. I'll never be accused of being an arrogant prick who criticizes before seeing. But Pitt's performance just doesn't do it for me. I hope Tarantino proves my fears unfounded.

  • May 20, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I like Pitt's British Accent in this one.

    by Sal_Bando

    That's GREAT! They need more authenticity like it--

  • May 20, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    INGLORIOUS ASSTURDS!!

    by Sal_Bando

    sorry the obvious Beavis level joke was crying to be made--if not by me then by you.

  • May 20, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Anyone else love that spaghetti western whistling?

    by benlovescoolnews

    It brings back so many awesome memories. I thought these clips were cool. Hope they cheered you up Harry.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    notorious pussytarts by quenschie tarantina!

    by muri71

    i couldnt resist

  • May 20, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Fuck you naysayers...you know this will be fun

    by FleshMachine

    like EVERYTHING else he's done.

  • May 20, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    bad reviews part 2

    by muri71

    dont say i didnt warned you for month!;) Critics attending the Cannes Film Festival are mostly expressing disappointment over Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. An unsigned review on the Hollywood Reporter website says, "The film is by no means terrible -- its running time of two hours and 32 minutes races by -- but those things we think of as being Tarantino-esque, the long stretches of wickedly funny dialogue, the humor in the violence and outsized characters strutting across the screen, are largely missing." The British trade publication Screen Daily says that it "offers considerable challenges to the attention span of mainstream audiences." Sukhdev Sandhu concludes in the London Telegraph: "Cannes normally adores Tarantino (he won the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction), but this time? It's not so much inglorious as undistinguished." But several critics take a machine gun to it. Peter Bradshaw in Britain's Guardian newspaper calls it a "catastrophe" and goes on: "It isn't funny; it isn't exciting; it isn't a realistic war movie, yet neither is it an entertaining genre spoof or a clever counterfactual wartime yarn. It isn't emotionally involving or deliciously ironic or a brilliant tissue of trash-pop references. Nothing like that."

  • May 21, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    The press is finally catching up...

    by zacdilone

    ...with Tarantino's lack of any real talent beyond mimicry.

  • May 21, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    more reviews

    by muri71

    Reactions are in from the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's long-brewing flick "Inglourious Basterds" at Cannes, with most critics expressing disappointment in what many hoped would be the director's magnum opus. The film, described by movie writers as a first in the "spaghetti war" genre, stars Brad Pitt as leading Basterd, Lieutenant Aldo Raine, and Christoph Waltz as evil SS officer Landa. The film is set between France and Germany, with languages from those countries, plus English, spoken throughout with subtitles. Most reviews refer to the movie's final line, "This might be my masterpiece," which could easily be interpreted as Tarantino's own self-congratulation; however, according to several early reviews, "Inglourious Basterds" misses this high mark due to its heavy dialogue, expectation of more war sequences, Pitt's caricatured character and disagreement on pace. Positives include rave response to Waltz, Tarantino's mix of history and fiction and the director's typical inclusion of wit and humor in even the most gruesome scenes. Below is a summary of many outlets' reviews from the screening. Check out our photo gallery from the premiere, with shots of Tarantino, Pitt and beyond, for more "Inglorious" coverage. The Hollywood Reporter: "'Inglourious Basterds'
 merely continues the string of disappointments in this year's Competition... for a war movie there is very little action... Tarantino never finds a way to introduce his vivid sense of pulp fiction within the context of a war movie." The Guardian: "[T]he full catastrophe of his new film arrived like some colossal armour-plated turkey from hell... It isn't funny; it isn't exciting; it isn't a realistic war movie, yet neither is it an entertaining genre spoof or a clever counterfactual wartime yarn. It isn't emotionally involving or deliciously ironic or a brilliant tissue of trash-pop references." Sharon Waxman of The Wrap: "[I]t was hard to miss Tarantino's skilled embrace of the elements that make theatrical moviegoing just plain great: scenes filled with dramatic tension, performances with depth and humor, rich and witty scoring choices, multi-lingual dialogue that Tarantino still stamps as his own, and knowing nods at cinematic history and the power of the medium he loves so well... As Brad Pitt says in the very last frame of the film, looking straight into the camera after a gruesome, signature task: 'This might be my masterpiece.'" Indie Wire: "[The flim] feels like a bubblegum sidedish to the heavy dinner plate of [Tarantino's] career... To watch 'Basterds' without considering Tarantino's implementation of enyclopedic movie knowledge makes it into a breezy, insignificant experience... dialogue scenes go on and on, people gets shot, lavish music cues make way for interstitial moments of contemplation, and so on. Get around to it, already." Variety: "[O]nly fully finds its tonal footing about halfway through, after which it's off to the race. By turns surprising, nutty, windy, audacious and a bit caught up in its own cleverness, the picture is a completely distinctive piece of American pop art with a strong Euro flavor that's new for the director... pic features terrific production values across the boards." BBC News: "'Inglourious Basterds' clocks in at nearly three hours, and its director could certainly have trimmed more of its flab. This, and Pitt's character not getting the screen time he deserves, are the main disappointments... [Tarantino] is royalty at this festival - and as long as you can suspend disbelief and offence, he remains the king of trashy cinema." The Telegraph: "The problem is that there's not enough roaring or headhunting... There is far too much yakking, some of it thickly accented and hard to follow, most of it without the rhythmic zing of his best work... It's not so much inglorious as undistinguished." Boston Globe: "It's as talky as the talkiest films in the competition, but Tarantino composes great comedic dialogue that lasts the entire film... Tarantino never cuts totally loose... [Tarantino's] working with a large canvas here, and I think the scope of a war film doesn't entirely jibe with the kind of intimate violence he's so good at staging but never bothers with here... Even at 160 minutes, the film feels rushed." Daily Mail: "Vintage Tarantino to be sure, but a little more action would have been glorious... Not enough scalps."

  • May 21, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    The sound has been split into stereo.

    by Batutta

    On the last clip, dialogue is on the left track, sound effects on the right. If you have a mono setup, you may not hear any dialogue.