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Harry saw INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS today, but Saturday Night @ Comic Con so can you... Here's How!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - there's a lot of films screening this year at Comic Con, but here's one that has been secret till... NOW. On Saturday night at 8pm at the Reading Gaslamp Theater in downtown San Diego - a 250 seat theater will be packed with extremely lucky folks. To get the tickets - you need to officially follow TheRealBasterds so you can get the info and capitalize on it asap to grab one of those tickets to an ass-kicking awesome time. There may very well be some of the Basterds there that night. Sadly, I can't attend - as I'll be rocking out to KISS at the Hard Rock, but you folks let me know. I'll write my INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS review on the plane tomorrow. It is a really great film on multiple levels. And is shorter than the Cannes version, but I think it is probably an even better film for it.

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  • July 22, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    I think this film looks interesting.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    The international trailer

    by one9deuce

    has me a little worried though. I hope the "comedy" is not so overt.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    clips vs. trailers

    by Horace Cox

    I wasn't impressed by the trailers, but the clips don't look too bad. We will see.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Don't bother

    by one9deuce

    Anyone planning on ragging me for saying first can save their efforts. I am a 36 year old loser that lives with my Mom and is obsessed with STAR WARS. All true.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Congratulations one9deuce!

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • July 22, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Any movie that beats on Nazis gets my $.

    by YackBacker

    It could star Carrot Top and I would still show up. I hate Nazis so much, if you told me Diane Kruger was a Nazi in real life, I'd stop masturbating to her. That, my friends, is sacrifice!

  • July 22, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Honestly, this movie looks LAME - BE REAL.

    by Mennen

    Lame action with WAAYYYY TOO MUCH chit chat. Sorry but it's true.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Honestly, this movie looks LAME - BE REAL.

    by Mennen

    Lame action with WAAYYYY TOO MUCH chit chat. Sorry but it's true.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    As Excited As I Am to Finally See This Film...

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    I find that I am also incredibly anxious about it. After the mixed tone of the two trailers (almost like they exist in parallel universes), I don't know what to think. Course, I am banking on the fact that with Tarantino's movies it is incredibly hard to capture an accurate portait of what he's created. The picture is the thing. Still, "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" had one of the most insanely rewatchable trailers ever. I used to put that one on loop. I think that those marketers who would use Tarantino as a brand are losing faith in the power that name and its association will have on the movie-going public, and in consequence we get widely divergent takes on the film through the two trailers; as if they are now relying on selling this as a product, and not as the film that it actually is. One stoic and brutal, the other madcap and even a bit whimsical (though, it didn't convince me on that note; comedy in Tarantino's films almost always comes at a price, with an undertone, with portent - and that second trailer had no portent whatsoever, just spliced moments). The first trailer though, wow, it gave me goosebumps.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:27 a.m. CST

    *YAWN* Was anyone REALLY expecting a Negative review from harry

    by ChoclateWoman

    about this movie? Harry lives to have QT fist his ass. You lose fisting rights, Harry. Again.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    As a long time QT fan...

    by We_like_it_VERY_MUCH

    I have to say this film doesn't interest me at ALL. When I imagine a Tarantino WWII flick, I don't imagine what we've seen so far. Maybe he finally blew his load after Kill Bill... Too bad.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    And Harry LOVED IT? SHOCK!!!

    by D.Vader

    Just kidding.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST

    amen, yackbacker

    by 35MinutesAgo

    i ain't in the movie snobbin bidness. i'm in the killin nazi bidness.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I live in San Diego...

    by vettebro

    and I have zero interest in "winning" tickets to this show. Frankly, the movie doesn't look that good from the trailers I've seen. Earlier I was on the fence, but the Mike Myers clip pushed me out of interest. QT hasn't made anything good since Pulp Fiction, Res..Dogs and True Romance. The good days are gone...

  • July 22, 2009, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Bias does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    'It really is a great film on multiple levels.'<p> 'That said it's also a truly awful film on far more levels.'<p> 'However because of my long standing friendship with Quentin, let me tell you only about the levels where Inglorious Basterds is crazy cool. So let's start with that bugnuts cool title...'

  • July 22, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Not ALL nazi's were bad.

    by ChoclateWoman

    Thats like saying ALL americans are good.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Since there is bound to be negative criticism, here's a compromi

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    If any of you disliked "Pulp Fiction," could you tell me why? And keep the defamations to a minimum? The guy didn't kill your Grandmother, he just made a movie (and no matter how important a subject film is to you, it ain't yo' Grandmamma). I just want a balanced assessment of Tarantino's most conspicuous picture from someone who is not a fan of it. Personally, I believe that it is the fact that more people have a problem with the person than with the films he actually makes. If you are curious to see a much more thoughtful side of Taratino, I recommend watching the interview with him on the "Jackie Brown" Collector's Edition; there is an almost child-like innocence to how he approaches discussing that film, the fact that he makes movies; there is a great moment where he talks about sneaking into theatres to see it with both mixed audiences at megaplexes, and then at theatres in predominantly African-America communities of Southern California. Even my sister, a person who is very perplexed about my reaction to the advent of each new Tarantino film, has an appreciation for that interview, as it says a lot about Tarantino that she doesn't feel his films say about him (she thinks he needs to grow up). On top of all of that in the interview, the film talked about, the product of Tarantino's love of blaxploitation, crime films, and great female protagonists, is one of the better films of the '90s. "Eyes Wide Shut" is still my top film of the 1990s, though.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    it is, "How about a compromise?"

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • July 22, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Can a veterinarian refuse service to an iguana?

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    I almost wrote this: "Can a veterinarian refuse to service an iguana?" Then I thought twice about that one.

  • July 22, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    JACKIE BROWN is a fine film

    by palimpsest

    My only criticism is that it should really be called MAX CHERRY.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Is there a veterinarian code?

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    "Thou shalt not refuse service to any of God's creature." Or, "Thou shalt not refuse to service any of God's creature." But then the veterinarians thought twice about that one.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Another mishmash from Tarentiino

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The king of bombs.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ lockesbrokenleg

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    is there ever a time when you aren't furiously trolling?

  • July 22, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    I'll just wait not to see it when it's released next month

    by axel fff

    but thanks for the offer, Harry. I finally saw Jackie Brown and it was alright, but I wouldn't call it a masterpiece by any means. Pulp Fiction is still Tarantino's best movie. It's been all downhill since then.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Are the people looking forward to this...

    by Executor

    ...also looking forward to the next M. Night movie? And the next Coppola movie? Waiting for Cuba Gooding Jr. to give another Oscar-winning performance? <p>Seriously, have you read the script???? I'd love to play poker with you, because you stay in long after your hand is drawing dead.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST


    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 22, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    wait... I have to JOIN TWITTER to do this?!?


    I'd rather poke my eyes out.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    The Max Cherry reference...

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    That's one thing that I am really looking forward to in this new film of Tarantino's is how marvelously talented he is at casting (as assisted by his marvelously hand-picked casting crews). It is a gift quite unique to him. He uses his casts to their full effect, and then some. Just by his presence Robert Forrester really did put "Jackie Brown" on a new level; a man who had worked hard in films that didn't necessarily require the workmanship he put into them, crafted real and memorable characters, making an impression last with, and despite, the most vague and obtuse of caricatures, and due to his ability to elevate the material, breathe life into what in others hands would be disposable, he had unknowningly harnessed some natural talent for gravitas. And Tarantino knew it. Forrester's Max Cherry gave the audience an outlet to care for Jackie Brown and be be afraid for her, instead of just offering the view of her as a complete badass (and as much as I love the book, if I remember correctly Max is pretty much a patsy in "Rum Punch," Ordell's gun running having a much stronger presence, setting him up as a very fierce opponent in the game Jackie found herself playing at, something that Samuel L. just projected with that cold hard glare, masked with that meaningless but nonetheless charming ear-to-ear, "Don't worry, be happy," grin). Max is Jackie's one-man support crew, and he's maneuvering himself into a position to have his heart broken -and Max seems like he is ready for that. If that's all he gets from helping this wonderful, brave woman that he can't help but be attracted to, so be it. At least it's a change, a risk where (finally) something he really wants is at stake. That scene when Max first picks Jackie Brown up from lockup and she invites him in, them finding that they have a natural rhythm with one another, flirting even, finding in another what each feels has been lacking from thier lives as of late. That scene destroys everything we thought we knew about Tarantino. And then Max gets "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" by the Delfonics stuck in his head and we know it is a Tarantino picture, but man, we didn't see this one coming. I will say that with the inital overpraise of "Pulp Fiction," the almost obsurd critical adulation, the incessant copy-cat cutting-and-paste-ing of that film's lesser elements (it was all about the mosaic, not the details, and details are all that many people got stuck in their heads, as tantilizing as the ferocious quaintness of that film is - the novelty of it) were all, and still can be, suffocating to the truth of that film for what it is. Polarizing. And much of the negative criticism that exists about "Jackie Brown" is about what it isn't, and not what it truly is: Tarantino's most mature work. It speaks the furthest. It deceives the least. The genre-play is bare bones, the battlefield the backyard. A plain- talking movie about people trying to make it out alive on the other side. And Tarantino makes these marginal people matter. Oh, and of course he didn't leave them lacking in style and grace too. But I think he feels they more than deserve that: he admires his characters so much in "Jackie Brown." Probably the closest that we'll get to autobiographical in a Tarantino picture. Course, I make it sound like it is Tarantino's best film because it is the most realistic - but actually, I think Tarantino's been working on that his whole career, making genre films that take the joy and freedom of their topical mediums and transcends by making the characters as real-to-life as possible. Actually, it is a lot how Shakespeare shaped his tragic heroes: take the improbable, the most insanely melodramatic, the most insidious, and make it probable, make it real and make it bleed. Make the monster, and make the God alike, be real. Give them a pulse. And Tarantino does that. It is why his pictures work so well.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by Toonol

    Ok. Name a good Nazi.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Why not just write the review instead of

    by masteryoda007

    Writing an article to tell us that you re about to write the "review"?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Saying "not all Nazis were bad" is racist

    by YackBacker

    And gosh golly, I'm offended. And so's Morgan Freeman.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Nazi =/= German

    by David Cloverfield

    it was a political force bent on exterminating certain groups of people. So yeah, saying "All Nazis are evil" is pretty accurate. You sure are stupid chocolate female.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    All germans ARE evil though

    by David Cloverfield

    but that's another topic.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST

    good at interviews

    by Potatino

    Maybe its just me but I hope this film is really really good because lately Tarrentino's interviews seem to me to be better than his movies. I really like the guys enthusiasm and interviews but lately he seems more hype than quality when it comes to movies. Maybe its just me. I hope I see this new movie and am proved wrong. This is one time when I'd like to be proved wrong.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown = Underrated

    by p0llk4t

    Great film all the way around. The direction and performances are top notch. Samuel L is excellent as are the rest, and Tarantino even gets Chris Tucker to seem like a normal person.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Why don´t you make a movie and shut the fuck up?

    by CuervoJones

    What a bunch of whining bitches. And yes, Jackie Brown is Tarantino´s best movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    oskar schindler

    by ChoclateWoman

    Toonol = dumb fucking moron.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Von Choltiz, Claus von Stauffenberg, Albert speer..

    by ChoclateWoman

    David Cloverfield = gigantic fucking retard. By your logic Bush Jr. should have just nuked iraq because all iraqi's are terrorists.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Most of the Wehrmacht wasn't "e-VeAL"

    by ChoclateWoman

    They were essentially soldiers fighting a war. By yackbackers logic, all our troops in iraq are breaking the law, evil and should be jailed breaking united nations treaties etc etc. Yackbacker hates america!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Anton Schmid, Albert Battel, Wilm Hosenfeld...

    by ChoclateWoman

    The list goes on and on. Back to the mickey mouse club you dumb flag waving fuckheads.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    ChoclateWoman, I liked you better when you were a girl

    by YackBacker

    Fo real.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Fuck Inglorious Basterds

    by Toby_FN_Wong

    Another shite movie from QT. Reservoir Dogs was his only good movie and he never was the same ever again.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Audiencegroaning at the for Basterds @ Bruno

    by quantize a Tarantino looks VERY worrying..very unfunny

  • July 22, 2009, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Audience groaning @ trailer 4 Basterds @ Bruno scrn

    by quantize


  • July 22, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Address the issue at hand, yackbacker you anti-semitic asshole

    by ChoclateWoman

    Most of those "EVIL" Nazi's saved hundreds of jewish lives. You against the saving of jewish lives too? Does your hatred no any bounds?

  • July 22, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    I hate no one

    by YackBacker

    I especially don't hate you, troll.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    "It is a really great film on multiple levels."

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Still sucking Quentin Tarantino's dick, huh? How does the cum taste? Does it still taste good after all these years?

  • July 22, 2009, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree

    by The McPoyle Clan

    Loved RD and PF a lot when they were released, but Jackie Brown is the one that holds up best over time.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    ChocolateWoman, get real

    by Continentalop

    The Nazi platform was an evil political platform - they talked about German people being the rightful rulers of the world; that the Aryan and Nordic people were superior to other races; that they needed Lebensraum, "living space", at the expense of the slavic races (who they planned on killing by the millions and sterilizing others); that those who are inferior (crippled, mentally handicapped, insane) should be exterminated and that eugenics should be practiced; and they advocated genocide on other races (jews and gypsies) and the killing of homosexuals. The Nazi party was EVIL, and just because those were members didn't believe in any or all the tenants doesn't mean they weren't supporting an evil system. And even the ones who might have been working to bring it down secretly were legitimate targets during war - for all intents and purposes they are fighting for an evil government and supporting a very evil philosophy. The fact they wore the uniform a Nazi - or even a German soldier - means that they were legitimate targets in a just war.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    But the question isn't whether Nazi's are evil

    by Continentalop

    The question is are WE evil. Killing captured prisoners, torture and sadism are all evil practices. Just because you do them to a Nazi doesn't make it less evil, it just makes it convenient. <p> If QT was a German and Hitler had won the war, QT would just as likely make a pro-Nazi movie where the "Unrühmlich Bastards" collect GIs scalps and try to assassinate FDR. What the Nazi's did isn't relevant, it is just an excuse for QT to bash heads in with a baseball bat. This looks like sophomoric violence at it's worse.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Mr_Incredible we all suck harry's dick

    by Talkbacker with no name

    by even coming here. If you want to or not, you are sucking cock, babe. We are his bitches and you my friend are his favourite lil slut.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Harry, Sorry No One Believes You


    QT just seems to have some sort of sway over you regarding his movies. I don't think anyone will but that it is a "great film on multiple levels" until we see it

  • July 22, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    hey, you spineless equivocators

    by blackshuck

    Yackbacker is right. NAZIS ARE EVIL. And killing them in a movie is good. If you wanna have a real world political disussion do it elsewhere, or I shall unleash my phd-level tirade on your asses.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Palin/ChocolateWoman 2012

    by blackshuck

    gosh golly

  • July 22, 2009, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Most Of Us Here Would Have Been Nazi's


    If we were German's during that time of course. Not because we would have agreed with the docrines, but because of group mentality and the fact that people unfortuanatly don't like to risk their asses for other people. It's the dark side of human nature.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Now featured on the Who Give's a Frack Channel

    by Comfort_Girl

    This site is pathetic and only good to visit in order to post how pathetic it is. Infantilized man-children, slobbering over their plasticine genuine faux polystone dioramas. Dioramas??? Are you frakking serious, dioramas? Until I started visiting this site, the last time I heard that word was in 4th grade. In 5th grade we made fun of the 4th graders for their ghey dioramas. I'm going to frakking puke, our society is so frakking disgusting. We deserve to be EMP'd back into the stone age by the North Koreans.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    People come here hoping to read COOL NEWS

    by quantize

    NOT Harry's fuckin shitty shilling for whoever is stroking him...note the general level of skepticism and indifference to his opinion of this film already. Anyone who suggests that just browsing here (and fuck yes, i have all the shitty ads completely blocked) someone means you are Harry's bitch is an idiot..One day this place will just be a memory and there'll be another, possibly better version of it...certainly other people are trying.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Comfort_Girl, Shut the Fuck Up!

    by Continentalop

    Your rant says more about your own pathetic-ness and need for attention than it does about anyone on this site. To actually take time out to rant about other people's hobbies - and about a subject none of us are talking about - makes me think you are what is so "frakking disgusting" about our society. <p> Ask yourself this question Comfort_Girl, would Humphrey Bogart or Steve McQueen go out of their way to post here just so they mock people? Fuck no. So maybe you should learn a page from them before you go calling other people "Infantilized man-children", you faux tough-guy. <p>

  • July 22, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    It's not that great Harry...and you know it.

    by ScottinDC

    Harry - I wish I could trust your opinion on this; but since my brother-in-law caught it at the May 20 showing at the Cannes Film festival, I'd like to recount what he's said about the film: 1.) typical Tarantino over-wrought dialogue 2.) a good opening sequence (the nazis on bikes raiding the Jewish farm) but then the action falls off dramatically despite the neat editing of the trailer 3.) spotty acting and accents in places 4.) and broadly drawn stereotypes of several characters (the Germans are definitely a stereotypical lot). Several critics who have already reviewed it have said many of the same things but have gone further and have criticized the lack of intellectual depth paid to the war itself. I know that you like Tarantino and want this film to succeed; but I'd prefer to see intellectual honesty about the film's MANY faults as well.

  • July 22, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    @ manzilla

    by StonedWriter88

    you might be right. i get scared when i think about it. i read a scientific study that proves a majority of people will tortue a stranger with electro shock continually if an authority tells them to. 911=police state. why did building 7 fall? if the party tells me 5 then 5 is what i'll say, no matter that the 4 displayed are waving in my face

  • July 22, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    It's a HORRIBLE FILM. Tarantinko Sucks

    by hatespeech

    He's a 12 year old with a boner and a camera. He sucks.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    ...about this guy who is an obsessive movie fan who works in a video store. One day he gets it in his head to start writing his own scripts slyly ripping off great obscure movies that most other people haven't seen. He gets lucky and gets to make his own movie where he again slyly rips off other great obscure movies. He's suddenly lauded as an outsider boy genius wunderkind whereupon he makes his greatest film and wins the Hairy Palm Du Jour at SoupCannes France, now audiences are catching on to his secret stealing but buy into his take that they are 'homages' because it is the fin de siecle and recombinant nostalgiac art has become hip because the current zeitgeist is that we're all gonna die in a Y2K tragedy and gee, aint it fun to reference all of humanities prior achievemants. <br> <br> Act 2- The young guy ain't so young anymore, whereas he was once the hungry outsider, he's now THE ultimate insider and loses himself in coke, booze and self-importance. He wakes up six years later to make DESTROY ROY vol. 1 and 2 where he resurrects the career of MichaelDavidHutchenceCarradine and shows that he has honed his regurgitave style to the point of effortless emptiness. Flashy and successful but something is now missing. <br> <br> Act 3 The once wunderkind is now a sad, aging, bloated shell of exhausted hubris. His talent and vision have left him, all the self-referencing having spiralled inward to it's obvious inevitable conclusion of having finally eaten itself as in now passe'. With grindhouse movies like MORTALITY IMPOSSIBLE, a B-Movie car ego fueled disaster, and GLORYHOLEUS RETARD (a revenge movie set at the gay special olympics starring Drab Shitt) the former wunderkind, the once champion of geekdom, has lost all of his fan love, lost his mind, and lost his soul. Hollywood accepts him as another permanent residence of the Hotel California but has moved on to the next hot young thang (see Spike Jonez). Ending shot is Tarantino in his final Elvis in Las Vegas phase (having come full circle as one of his first acting gigs was as an Elvis impersonator on THE GOLDEN GIRLS tv show), he is now weighing 400 lbs. wearing mumus to the red carpet a la Randy Quaid and directing Eddie Murphy movies til his inevitable death all alone by pill fueled cardiac arrest in his Vegas mansion masturbating to porno mags while on the crapper. He whispers, "Rossseeebbuuddd." <br> <br> Fade to black.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Continentalop, you silly individual

    by ChoclateWoman

    where have I said NAZISM is good? The ideology behind nazism was fucked up, no doubt. What I'm saying is not ALL NAZI'S *They were human beings, believe or not* were EVIL by default. There were many good people caught up in it, that realised they were involved in something wrong and tried to rise above it, and do the right thing. The names I have posted above PROVE this. Us american's seem to be so BLACK and WHITE about WW2 its unfucking believable. Ok then, I'm off for a nap with my 12 inch vibrator and 1/2 gallon of lube.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Tarantino=Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer

    by Samuel Fulmer

    He's been making parody films since Kill Bill.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Jackie Brown = Underrated...Yes But

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The guy has said that he has no interest in making films like this because young people being introduced to his films via his newest ones don't want to watch serious films. So if you like Jackie Brown, don't expect him to do anything on that level again. Just expect more of this over the top meta-crap with horribly overwritten dialogue that is nothing more than an excuse for Tarantino to say "Look what movies I've seen, now watch me pay homage."

  • July 22, 2009, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Shorter? He Told Variety He Added a Minute to it

    by Vanikoro

    When Tarantino talked to Mike Fleming w/ Variety he said he had added a minute to it since the Cannes cut. Has this reversed course now and he indeed made it shorter???

  • July 22, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Is this movie still geting a theatrical release?

    by Series7

    I could have sworn by the look of that trailer and the film that it was a direct to VHS standard movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Thanks for illustrating my point, Continentalop

    by Comfort_Girl

    Folks, what we have here is text-book whining man-child. See how he can only expletives in a heavy handed manor, no style whatsoever. He's having a tantrum, someone actually poked a stick in his polystone cage and forced him to briefly view himself as the loathsome individual he his. Notice his use of names that he thinks will bring validity to his "statement", neither person has he ever had any contact with, in any way, other than through their on-screen work (maybe). Folks, he is the norm, rather than the exception. With a little luck, our culture might be entering the age of grown-ups, but I'm not holding my breath. If it does, individuals like Cont will either be forced to grow up, or be relegated to the dustbin of history.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    I mean how come Russell Mulcahy

    by Series7

    Is stuck in direct to VHS hell save for his protage Paul Anderson getting him a job with Resident Evil 3, just because of Highlander 2. While QT is still getting to make theatrical movies after Grindhouse? Its not fair I tell you.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Sooo pretty much Funny People sucks

    by Series7

    Because there has not been the usual 1,500 positive reviews two years in advance about how Apatow and crew reinvented comedy again. So that means Universal is nervous about the movie getting negative early word of mouth and are trying to bank on a big opening weekend. I mean their biggest expenditure for the movie was Johan Hill’s personal buffet.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Porn Director

    by ratpack223

    QT should direct porn. That's what he is doing anyway. He is a pornographic director. btw, Harry should stop sucking QT's dick.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    All poster's here are created equal. Anyone that post here is just as pathetic as the next. Posting here means that you've declared your patheticness.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill was hardly a "parody"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The final scene of Volume 2 with Uma crying and laughing on the floor of that hotel bathroom was one of the most emotionally wrenching scenes Tarantino has ever created. The film was dressed up in "kewl" trappings lifted from the tasty drive-in trash of Tarantino's adolescence, but scenes like that are what truly make him a great and underrated filmmaker...where he takes what appears to be a cartoon character and imbues it with life. Kill Bill Volume 2 is in fact as wise and mature a movie as Jackie Brown (which is why some found it "boring" following the intoxicating, all-out sensory overload of Volume One). Seriously, people need to shut the hell up. Let QT do what he does. If you don't like his particular brand of film, then Transformers 2 beckons. Megan Fox's ass is surely more compelling than all that doring Tarantino chit-chat.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    "boring" Tarantino chit-chat

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • July 22, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    After a set visit, Harry loves the movie???

    by Kief_Ledger


  • July 22, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    because, series7

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Russell Mulcahy hasn't made a decent movie since Highlander and believe me he has been given more than enough chances.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Plus Comfort_Girl

    by Series7

    You used the word frak, which is probably the most pathetic thing you can do. You sit there an try to say how everyone is in 4th grade, yet you are too afraid to say the word fuck?

  • July 22, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    chocolate woman

    by Six Demon Bag

    if the nazis who rose above the influence of nazism, they would be then called germans...not everyone who lived in germany and poland and the surrounding areas were nazis, but they condoned it up to a stand up for what you feel is right or you are to be counted with the enemy.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by Series7


  • July 22, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Also QT hasn't made a

    by Series7

    good movie since Pulp Fiction. I'm not saying his other movies suck, their ok but they are all indulgent as hell. His just as bad as Mulcahy in my book, but he keeps getting chances. Had Rodre

  • July 22, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    had Robert directed all of Grindhouse it may have been a great movie.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Comfort_Girl shut the fuck up.<p> I 2nd that motion. You've never posted here before and then you try and hijack this movie tb with your ridiculous 'frakking' rant - and you have the audacity to call Conti immature.<p> Don't get comfortable. You're not welcome here.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Also Comfort_Girl

    by Series7

    How many IMDB credits do you have? Conti at least has had at least some experience in the movie industry.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Comfort_Girl, you fucking moron

    by mode_7

    All nazis were, by definition evil. Living by an evil ideology is what defined them as Nazis. The one's that didn't believe that shit were, in fact simply German and not Nazis. Saying not all Nazis are evil makes about as much sense as saying not all child molesters are perverts.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I want Uwe Boll

    by Series7

    To make a sympathetic Nazi movie. Why not, they've helped fund all his movies.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Shit, my last post should be directed at ChoclateWoman

    by mode_7


  • July 22, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Comfort_Girl is really Script Girl

    by Stabby

    She's just pissed off she didn't get a column posted this week.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Quick History Lesson...

    by KosherWookie

    Because ignorance sure as hell aint't bliss on this one. First, some definitions. German: Citizen of Germany. NAZI: Member of the National Socialist Party. Vehrmacht: The German Army. SS: The armed security force of the Nazi party. NOW... Not all Germans were Nazis. Not all soldiers of the Vehrmacht were Nazis. If you wanted to join the SS, you had to join the Nazi party. Therefore... Just about all of the 'Bad Guys' (i.e., those committing atrocities) were Nazis. When American soldiers would capture Vehrmacht troops, the captured troops would almost always scream, "Nicht SS!" (I'm not in the SS). GIs would make the Vehrmacht troops take off their shirts upon capture to prove this; all SS men had SS tattoos on the inside of their right bicep. Civilians, especially those in industry or business, would be 'encouraged' to join the Nazi party if they wanted to receive government contracts. This did not necessarily make them evil (Oskar Schindler being a prime example); the defining parameter there being whether they were in a position to commit atrocities (and whether thety actually did so). Sorry to get so wordy; I'm a WWII museum curator and this topic comes up a lot.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Comfort Girl should visit North Korea

    by just pillow talk

    and tell that how deserving she/he is of the punishment they will unleash upon him/her/it.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    That Being Said...

    by KosherWookie

    I love Tarantino's work but will probably sit this one out. From the trailers and footage I've seen, the whole flick proceeds from the false premise that "All Germans Were Atrocity-Committing Nazis." In fact, the torture & killing of captured soldiers (Vehrmacht or SS) is an atrocity that's impossible to defend... And this comes from a card-carrying Red Sea Pedestrian...

  • July 22, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Kosher, nice post. I imagine that a film like SAVING PRIVATE RYAN could add a significant bump to business for a WWII museum. Not sure if the same could be said for INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.<p> When you do get round to seeing it i'd be interested to hear your take.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST


    by Pablo Escobar

    You know I love all of the slagging and hate that rolls round this site but isnt it at the point where if you dont like his reviews or his shite then look for another site. I am not defending him but am sick of the "Harrys sucked another dick" comments, Jesus it is getting old as harrys gotta eat, time to get back to basics, calling people fucktards and hating everything this site publishes

  • July 22, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    This Movie Will Tank

    by SgtSharki

    If the final cut is anything like the script I read on-line, dated July 2008, this movie is going to bomb. That script was beyond tedious. It was nothing but dialog (a lot of which is not in English) and the Ingloriuos Bastards are hardly in the movie. The script is mostly about a Jewish theater owner. The previews are making this out to be some sort QT meets The Dirty Dozen kind of movie and a lot of people are going to walk in expecting that. These people are going to be pissed off and tell their friends to avoid this movie. Expect a huge drop off after the first day. But given that the version shown in the US has been trimmed, I could be wrong. I hope I am because I rather like QT.

  • July 22, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Misleading Trailer Reminds Me of Lionel Hutz

    by Aquatarkusman

    Mr. Simpson, this is the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film, "The Never-Ending Story".

  • July 22, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    KISS at the Hard Rock? I'm turning green!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Harry, I'm an old soldier of the KISS army and can't wait to hear their newly recorded retro 70s sounding CD due out approximately this Oct (with cover art by the artist of "Rock & Roll Over")! Getting to attend Comic Con, see cool stuff and meet cool people is nice. Getting to see KISS at the Hard Rock---well, rocks. Your life is out of control. You are one lucky basterd!

  • July 22, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Oh well

    by Comfort_Girl

    I guess the "comiquette" owning simps have been riled up into a tsunami of man-child whining. Since none of you have more than two neurons to rub together, I'll help you out with the subtly: See, Cont and I actually agree, this movie is sophomoric nonsense. The tie-into the whole culture of chronological adults immersing themselves in "comiquettes" and "dioramas" is clear to any sentient adult. But monkeys are as monkeys are, c'est la vis, no? But I did get a chuckle at the suggestion that someone having an IMDB listing means anything at all in the adult world. Truly a chuckle. Also a bit of a tear, since the real world can not be denied forever, and its going to really hurt, and very soon at that. Hopefully you can turn your "comiquettes" and "IMDB listing" into soup? Maybe a shelter? Fuel for a short fire at least? :-/

  • July 22, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    What the fuck are you trying to say? Where you dumbed via talkback or something?

  • July 22, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I gotta agree with Nasty In The Pasty

    by Ash0k

    Not a QT "fanboy" here... didn't like "Death Proof". But seriously, I don't get all the negativity at AICN. I totally love Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie, and Kill Bill. <p><p> And I fail to see how Kill Bill is any less brilliant from his first 3, just because of its homages to 1970s kung fu exploitative films. I gotta agree with Pasty, that scene with Uma crying and laughing on the floor was just great filmmaking. That and Uma and David Carradine were phenomenal.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    I meant dumped, but they both work.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Regarding CW

    by rogueleader66

    Stop giving this pathetic loser attention, he is obviously starved for attention so he has to pose as a woman to get it. It's one thing to be a loudmouth jerk on a TB, but to pretend to be another gender to get attention is just sad. All he is doing is using insults, profanity and retarted statements to get attention. Come on guys, don't feed into this fools sad game.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Screw Twitter

    by jackietheblade

    worst website of the 21st century... unless you're an egotistical maniac who thinks people actually care what you are doing on a second by second basis

  • July 22, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    You are right. I keep telling my self NO don't do it, but I'm like Bart going for the cupcake. I just will never learn.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    WHO USES THIS? Its only good for entertainment new sources to get INFO. How gives a shit what anyone else has to say.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    It was from me douchbag. I fleshed out an earlier post idiot. QT's rich? Wow. That's the best you can do? Michael Bay's bank account prob makes QT's look like the weekly allowance your momma gives you to blow on your weekly gay porn download. Still doesn't mean they both don't make shitty movies now. And your Mom liked and cared about me and my dick as I assraped her last night just fine, thanks. Cheers!

  • July 22, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Why Pulp Fiction and the majority of Tarantinos films suck

    by Junior Frenger

    It's not that he's unoriginal, it's that he's blatatntly so. Nothing is original anymore in the world of film really. Hasn't been for wuite some time. However, most filmmakers swallow all the film tricks from the directors before them and crap out a turd. Either it's solid or it's a shit milkshake. Tarantino east it all up, he can't seem to digest the ingenuity of the filmmakers before him, and vomits it out onto the floor in front of him. Wherein he points oput exactly what films he's just tried to ingest. "Look there's Hard Boiled... and over there is Bob Le Flambeur...look, it's a bit of The Mack... over there is a piece of Ringo Lams soul"

  • July 22, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    "Transformers 2 beckons"-Hilarious

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Considering QT's recent films are the equivalent of Transformers 2 for the "smart" set. I'd lump QT's films from Kill Bill on with the same crap as Michael Bay films.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Watch a good movie: Public Enemies

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But I guess Harry thinks it's "meh." Not enough stupid pop culture references and uninteresing dialogue scenes to nowhere.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Or should I say in the case of IG

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Pop culture "homages."

  • July 22, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Oh, I'm so sorry. Did I touch a nerve? Is it QT who you imagine it is when you jam your thumb up your ass as you auto fellate yourself, homo? And yes, my post was commented on the first time, go back and check fucktard. Between your pedestrian flaming skills and your gaping asshole I don't know which is more sad. I'd tell YOU to kill yourself but you're already fucking braindead so I'd rather you live with the shame of your miserable existence. Besides if I killed myself who would your Mom have to creampie her ass every night? She fuckin' LOVES ass to mouth!!!

  • July 22, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I'll be there, but....

    by Homer Sexual

    Tarantino is slipping. I LOOOVE all his work through Kill Bill 1, but Kill Bill 2 was weak and boring. Grindhouse was a mixed bag, awesome through the intermission previews, but then Death Proof was boring as well. Inglorious Basterds looks terrible, honestly. It looks horrible and stupid. But since it's QT, I don't pay attention to the preview and will see how the movie is (but it really does look awful).

  • July 22, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    QT career rehab

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Pull a Jackie Brown and take a novel and make it your own. Please stop making movies for hip 13 year olds, or older people with the same mental capacity.

  • July 22, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    So Harry saw Inglourious Basterds...

    by TurdontheRun

    Let me guess - was it as good as two heaped bowls of steaming fried chocolate covered pussy juice? What a surprise!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Beethoven had his critics too, ZombieHeathLedger

    by Talkbacker with no name

    see if you can name three of them. That's right, you can't.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger


  • July 22, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    oh dear, zombieheath

    by Talkbacker with no name

    and you prance around like the lord of film here. Guess that one was lost on you.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I still can'

    by Series7

  • July 22, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I still can't believe they got

    by Series7

    Johnny Knoxville to star in this movie. <P> Man I am getting too fat, I can't stop my fat fingers from hitting the enter button prematurely (story of my life).

  • July 22, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker, sorry, couldn't hear you...

    by ZombieHeathLedger busy prancing. La de da de da.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    When QT decides to print his book

    by Samuel Fulmer

    of film criticism, I hope he's got a good copy editor. Whoever gets that job will have a lot of work to do.

  • July 22, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Name me ONE fucking good Tarentino movie! ONE!

  • July 22, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Come on True Romance was good, does that count? Crimson Tide? Snatch?

  • July 22, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Tarantino didn't direct Crimson Tide

    by lockesbrokenleg

    He was a script doctor. And True Romance? Really? Are you a chick?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Comfort_girl, God you are pathetic

    by Continentalop

    Once again attacking other people for their taste or their perceived lack of "manhood" and their "childish" nature only points out what a pathetic piece of shit you are. The fact that you somehow try to label me as someone that needs to grow up is laughable considering that you are doing the internet version of a phone prank. <p> I don't even have to get in a pissing contest with you about who is the more "adult" one because all I have to do is point at the evidence of our post - who comes across as a bigger whining man-child: me, who just post comments, opinions and observations about movies at work or home as a form of entertainment; or you, who goes out of his way to post on a site he labels as pathetic just to insult the other TBers in an obvious act of trolling? Fuck, I don't collect dioramas or figures or whatever, but I would never mock someone who does because everyone has their own taste. The fact that you would do so speaks volumes about how insignificant and worthless your life really is. <p> Oh, and I can't wait for your response because I know that is all you've go going for you.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Lock - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown.

    by Continentalop

  • July 22, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    True Romance was good

    by Series7

    How was it not? Its got fucking Elvis in it.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    When ChocolateWoman mentioned her 12 inch vibrator...

    by Continentalop

    ...and 1/2 gallon of lube, I wasn't the only one that threw up a little bit in my mouth was I?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Overrated bore fests.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Trolling is not having an opinion contrary to your own. Grow up.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    lockesbrokenleg = ChocolateWoman

  • July 22, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    By the way ChocolateWoman, stop trolling

    by Continentalop

    If you actually read my post you'll notice I mentioned how some people ignored some of the tenants of Nazism, and how others actually turned against it. But they still made a CHOICE to join the Nazi party, a party that was evil. By wearing the uniform of a Nazi you are showing your allegiance to that evil. Secretly you might be against it, but that still doesn't mean that you are not a legitimate target. When someone is at war he doesn't have time to find out how dedicated someone is to a cause, he is allowed to kill someone in that uniform because that is the side he opposes. <p> If a three Klansmen break into a black guys house, I don't think I will look down on the black guy for assuming all three were up to no good despite the fact that Klansman #3 might have been a reluctant participant and maybe even a federal informer. It still would be self-defense if he killed all three because the uniform they wore (the KKK robes) signified they were a threat. Same thing with WWII - a fucking saint could be in a SS Sturmbannführer uniform but he still would be a legitimate target because of the uniform.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Your opinion lock

    by Continentalop

    By by economics and box office, two things you look at as a criteria for a good movie, both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction were hugely successful. Hell, PF was the most successful independent movie for years and probably was just as profitable to Miramax as Transformers is for Paramount.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Wrong, the most profitable independent movie was Deep Throat. Too bad the mob stole all the money.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Pulp Fiction was successful, but it doesn't mean it was good.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Series, the didn't steal the money

    by Continentalop

    They just "suggested" that the producers give it to them for safe-keeping.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Lock, isn't that your entire thesis statement on Tran2

    by Continentalop

    That it made a lot of money, therefore it must be good?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    I said I liked Transformers 2 cause it was fun and exciting. It also made money, too. Someone must have liked it other than me.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I've heard rumors that

    by Series7

    Deep Throat has actually made Star Wars money. I wonder how true that is.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Someone must have liked it other than me.

    by Series7

    You know what's werid. I work in an office with over 200 people, and I can't find a single one that has seen Transformers? Then again no one who works here is between the ages 5 and 10.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Rocky was considered an independent film back

    by lockesbrokenleg

    in those days.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    That's because all the people you work with think Golf is a sport.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    So what you are saying is that

    by Series7

    People with money do not want to see Transformers? So people with money are stupid?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I only ever heard your BO argument

    by Continentalop

    But that is fair enough. <p> But I personally think his first three movies are really well made. I think Pulp Fiction is a damn good movie - is it a flawless masterpiece? No. I do believe it is overrated (but almost all popular, benchmark films are). But I give him credit for making a groundbreaking film that was still very fun and enjoyable. He brought Godard and the French New Wave to the masses. And obviously other people liked it as well. <p> But I still see Jackie Brown as his most mature and sophisticated work, and think he has gone down the road of film geek hipsterism way to much with KB 1 & 2, and Death Proof. Inglorious Basterds looks like it will be the same.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    People at your job make no money? Wow, no wonder our economy sucks.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    The reason I respect QT

    by Series7

    Is because he does what he wants. He realized he made enough money on Pulp Fiction to never have to work again. So he chooses projects he wants to do, he isn't out there making Pulp Fiction 3: The Brave Little Toaster On Mars. He isn't whoring himself out appearing in every movie that will have him. So I cut him some slack for not being a studio shill.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Huh? You said people at my office think Golf is a sport, therefore they play golf all the time. Which means they have a lot of money because you have to pay monies to play golf. But seeing that you are poor you probably did not know that.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Rocky wasn't an independent

    by Continentalop

    It was made by United Artist and financed by them. It was, however, a low budget film ($1.1 million). The producers that Stallone brought the script to could produce any movie they wanted as long as they kept the budget low. Since the studio wanted a major star and not Stallone, they decided to go the low-budget route. <p> Remember, films like Taxi Driver, Dog Day Afternoon, Clockwork Orange and McCabe & Mrs. Miller were all big studio productions. Nowadays you would have to make them as independents because the studios would never take the risk.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    I'm hardly poor. But, thanks for playing.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Your comment about people in my company making no money does not make any sense. Where was that inferred from? You just can't make shit up and act like you won the argument.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I don't understand the hate on QT

    by AsimovLives

    I really don't!

  • July 22, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Stabby

    All the big studios have independent offshoots. Most of what is considered indie and shows at Sundance is not really independent.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Who's arguing? I think QT is overrated, and all he makes is bombs. You like him. What argument is that?

  • July 22, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Are you talking about shit like Juno? The Fox Searchlight stuff? Where they are just the distributors not always the producers? <P> Every interview I heard about Juno was about how INDIE they were, when the movie cost $11 million to make.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and Miramax owned by Disney

    by Stabby

    I would say that what most people consider independent actually should be labeled art house.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Focus. We were discussing the concept of you implying that people at my company made no money. You had pulled that notion out of no where. Your response should have been the phrase where I implied that the people I work with make no money.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    The second a movie

    by Series7

    Cost less then 20 million to make, people call it independent.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    The point is that in the old days a film like Taxi Driver would be released by a major studio with it's name attached to it. You wouldn't have to use an umbrella distributer to put it out. <p> And like Series mentioned, the studios rarely actually finance Independent movies, even something so commercial as Juno. Taxi Driver, Dog Day Afternoon and Rocky had studio dollars behind them. Fuck, Cruising had studio money behind it - Brokeback Mountain had to be independently financed by Carl Pohlad's son.

  • July 22, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    It seems like those umbrella companies

    by Series7

    Were just made to get Oscars. Which always helps sell DVDs. They know that they can't release Oscar movies under their name without turning them into crap. So they create this side company that Mothers and Fathers don't associate with stuff for kids, and just hunt down Oscar Bait.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Movies were treated differently by studios back then

    by lockesbrokenleg

    There wasn't a need to have "blockbuster" movies, because no one really new what a blockbuster movie was. The only real big hit at that time was Gone With the Wind, or something.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Continentalop does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Continentalop = winner.<p> Reason, logic, and cogent comments will always trump a troll.<p> ps. Lockes, golf is a sport kid. Don't knock it. Sooner or later golf happens to us all.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Series, I hear what your saying

    by Stabby

    but I would say that studios realized with DVD profits that so-called independent films could actually be profitable. And companies like Miramax are not just distributors they produce films as well. You seem to be saying that studios no longer fund art house movies and I use The Life Aquatic to argue that they still do. That film is just complete self-indulgence on the part of the filmmaker and it amazes me that it got funding.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Series, that was directed towards Cont

    by Stabby

  • July 22, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    THE LIFE AQUATIC. Love that movie. Love the Bowie.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    What Is it? is the Crispin Glover movie you were looking for.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    It is Fine, Everything is Fine

    by Stabby

    But, I think you're thinking of the one before.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Oh really?

    by Series7

    He made another one? Didn't he also do a re do of Dr. Mabuse recently? I wish he would release What Is It? To dvd.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    hahaha Crispins dad was an actor as well?

    by Series7

    Never knew that. <P> Ohhh Wizzard Of Gore sucked serious balls, do not waste your time.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    Glover said that he isn't going to release either movie on DVD. What an ass hole. How the fuck are we suppose to see it? Its going to become like Movie Orgy damnit.

  • July 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Crispin hasn't been good since Back to the Future

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    I'm not saying they never do. But I do say they rarely do - the Life Aquatic is the exception that proves the rule. <p> I am a big late 60s through all of the 70s fan, but I am not trying to make it like every film after that sucks. Far from that. But the fact is in the New Hollywood Movement era so many of the films made then would nowadays have to be independently produced, financed and distributed. Back then they had backing and support of the major studios and were considered studio pictures, not independents. <p> Bonnie & Clyde (WB), 2001 (MGM), Midnight Cowboy (UA), M*A*S*H (20th Century Fox), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (WB), Clockwork Orange (WB), Harold & Maude (Paramount), Deliverance (WB), Badlands (WB), The Last Detail (Columbia), Serpico (Paramount), Chinatown (Paramount), One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (UA), Nashville (Paramount), Shampoo (Columbia), The Day of the Locust (Paramount), All the President's Men (WB), Network (MGM), Taxi Driver (Columbia), Next Stop, Greenwich Village (Fox), Annie Hall (UA), Julia (Fox), Coming Home (UA), Days of Heaven (Paramount), An Unmarried Woman (Fox), Being There (UA), Fat City (columbia), Night Moves (WB), Hardcore (Columbia), Blue Collar (Universal) and I could go on. All of these were distributed by the studios, and almost all of them were founded by the studio (or at least in part). And just look at the number of films like this. In the past 10 years we are lucky to see one The Life Aquatic or even a There Will Be Blood a year, but back in the 70s they put those type of films out at least once a month if not more. <p> My point is that nowadays studios are rarely willing to take risk, and when they do they have the independent wing do it (meaning less resources from the studio to be put to support the film because it will be part of a niche audience) and have someone else usually finance the film, and because of that mentality we are now faced with less great, challenging movies. Back in the 70s rolling the fucking dice and taking a chance was just business as usual.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    River's Edge, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and the Doors

    by Continentalop

    Where all after Back to the Future, and I thought he was pretty good in all of those.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, didn't KISS "retire" ten times already?

    by YackBacker

    What's this concert at Hard Rock bullshit, Harry?

  • July 22, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    In Defense of Nazis

    by awardgiver

    I cannot believe that for years slasher flicks have depicted young teens (mostly female)getting slashed up, black people hardly ever making it to the end of a film, and the amount of torture porn coming out over the past decade, that somehow people are getting their panties in a bunch over whether nazi's are killed on screen. Nazis. Really? If its good enough for innocent topless teens, its good enough for racist nazis. Harry is the only one here who has seen it and people are talking shit in defense of nazis without having seen the damn thing yet. At least have the fucking balls to admit you just hopped over from some shitty aryan pride website and felt like you wanted to defend your heroes. After that shitfest 300, no one should be bitching about violence or sparing the lives of "other human beings just doing their job". Fuck that. Its war. We're Americans, and Nazis are the enemy. People die. And if the enemy dies, especially racist pricks hell bent on world domination and aryan supremecy, fuck em. I look forward to the baseball bat across the skull scene. Don't go if it makes your pussy hurt. Hypocrital assholes, I swear...I thought nazi's were supposed to be badasses. When they are on the receiving end of an ass whipping, they sure as fuck whine a lot.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    The only movies I watch with Nazis better have fucking Indy

    by lockesbrokenleg

    in them.

  • July 22, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Nazis haven't been the enemy since WWII

    by mitortilla

    they should do a movie about how the aryan nations control all the drug trade in the prison systema nd the millions of dollars they have. Scary shit.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Can we get a movie where Pitt and a gang of hoodlums

    by lockesbrokenleg

    mows down Republicans?

  • July 22, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Lying Fucking Weinsteins.

    by TedKordLives

    I read in GQ that Harry Weinstein begged QT to put MORE stuff in the movie, and that the rumored cuts were just that, rumors. He swore (and cussed A LOT) that there would be no changes from the Cannes version of the film. <P> Fucking lying liars.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Nazis always make for a great baddies so...

    by ZodNotGod

    Shut the fuck up- ...but...Q's epic looks too campy to be anything other than his second misfire after "Deathproof."

  • July 22, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Crispin Glover!

    by TedKordLives

    We have the same birthday! <P> "Ted! Hey Ted! Where the Hell's the corkscrew?!"-Best last words, ever.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    The problem with your argument is that the topless teens, black people who can't make it through a movie and victims of torture port are supposed to be the victims. That means the ones doing this to them are evil. <p> QT seems to be making just another torture porn movie. Just because his victims are Nazis doesn't make the "heroes" acts any less despicable. Would you accept it if Brad Pitt's character said he was in the "Jap killin' bidness" or how about the "Indian killin' business" or maybe the "Filipino killin' business", "Charlie killin' bidness" or "Redcoat killin' bidness." <p> A guy who rapes a woman on the streets and a guy who rapes a child molester in prison are both sick fuckers. You might not sympathize with the molester, but you sure as hell don't look at his rapist as being heroic. The guy just victimizes who was available. That's what Inglorious Basterds looks like to me.

  • July 22, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST


    by x1xfilm

    This is one of the best films ive watched all year round. Quentin has made has written this movie superbly. x1x film

  • July 22, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I read the final draft ...

    by DennisMM

    it's not very good at all. Unless massive changes have been made, it's really dull. And the end takes place in an alternate universe, which is always a negative for me when judging an historical film.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Badass nazis

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    i cant wait to see the spike bat to the skull HOWEVER movies aside, if some alabama yokel and his band of nerdy jewboys went up against a waffen-ss crew well sadly the waffen-ss would be eating bauernfrustuck out of their skulls before getting tortured and executed by the coming sovs.

  • July 22, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    How old are you? I'm not trying to be smart I just want to know.

  • July 22, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Quentin hasn't made anything good since JB

    by The_Ritty

    and still can't believe HE directed it...out of all his movies Jackie Brown is a timeless masterpiece made with love and care all the way through... Quentin is a douchebag now and his movies are just masterbation...Eli Roth is a piece of shit and is probably the sole reason I won't see this trash... WTF happened to Tarantino?

  • July 22, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I am 107 years old.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 22, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by awardgiver

    so why is everyone bitching about violence now? everyone says that the killer is evil in slasher flicks, but why do people go to slasher flicks? to watch people get killed in fucked up ways. and now, people who are fucked up are on the receiving end, and all of a sudden we are all supposed to say enough is enough? fuck that. I'm going to watch nazis go down before I get soft and wusseyed out, and banning myself from watching anything harder than pg13. if neo nazis can jerk off to racist bullshit like 300 or to transformers ghettobots, then I can revel in paleo nazis getting the shit kicked out of them in this. And from what I heard, this one isnt as violent as the avg 80s slasher film. Do what I do when I heard about Tran2 and 300: just dont go and let the rest of us enjoy the carnage. Those assholes had their fun. its everyone else's turn. and if stormfront people have another reason to bitch, good. also mitortilla, very good post.

  • July 23, 2009, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Most of you are full of shit...

    by andrew coleman

    So people who didn't stand up to Nazi's are just as bad as Nazi's? Well then I guess Americans are all evil too. George Bush's evil actions make all Americans evil shit heads and we should all be slaughtered with base ball bats and scalped. Glad we cleared all that up. I don't get how it is cool for someone to go "Yay I want to see Germans get slaughtered" but I'm an ass hole if I go "Why can't we have a movie where we just get some serious good kills on Jews(or blacks or Asians whatever you want to put there) I look forward to the carnage!" Most of you are full of shit. And this movie will bomb no one really wants to see a movie like this right now. They want to see robots and stupid mindless shit not POW's getting murdered. Because btw there is an American who has been captured by the Taliban. Pretty sure most of you wouldn't find it funny if something horrible happened to him. So it's not "defending Nazi's" it's basically pointing out how it is okay to be violent to some groups in movies and not others and how many say things without thinking about American options. Most German soldiers were not Nazi supporters they had to fight because they were in the military. No one says these things about American soldiers fighting in the pointless Iraq war. So shut up. The only reason QT is doing this is he is trying to win back being trendy by having this uber violent flick. Too bad it will bomb.

  • July 23, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg "Pitt and a gang of hoodlums"

    by Immortal_Fish

    Why do you need a movie of that? Just watch the news. Any channel will do, except for one half the time.

  • July 23, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by finky089

    it's the obvious next step after Basterds. <p> where is TFD anyway. haven't seen him around for a while.