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Quint tags along with Quentin Tarantinio's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I knew I was in love with Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS from the opening sequence… hell, maybe even the opening shot. Whenever it was that I registered that the opening scene to this movie was THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY except instead of Lee Van Cleef riding up to a small adobe house on horseback it was Christoph Waltz riding up to a small French cottage in his Nazi jeep… that’s when I knew I was in for a good time. I have avoided spoiling this experience for myself, so that may have had something to do with my adoration of this film. I had access to the script, but I’ve read the script to every movie Tarantino has directed since PULP FICTION (and in JACKIE BROWN’s case I read Elmore Leonard’s RUM PUNCH) and this time out I just wanted to go in and let the film be my first exposure to Tarantino’s vision. It also bears admitting that I’m a sucker for WW2 movies. Even the most standard WW2 flick holds some amount of interest for me just because of the extraordinary moment in time being recreated. There’s never been a real life villain like the Third Reich, there’s never been such a wide and varied war documented from the Pacific to Russia and France, Britain, Germany and the rest of Europe. I love the iconography of this war, both for the heroes, the villains and everybody in-between. And Tarantino milks that iconography for all it’s worth with a lot of help from his DoP Robert Richardson. There’s nothing like a Tarantino film from a technical standpoint. You can argue his talent as a writer night and day, but you can’t argue that his flicks always look incredible. You can see his film appreciation transcend homage. BASTERDS actually looks and feels like a movie made in the early ‘70s and a well-made one at that, not a cheap exploitation flick. There has been a lot of talk of the actual Basterds not comprising much of the movie and it is true that Brad Pitt’s team of Nazi-hunting Jews isn’t the whole movie. We also have another Basterd in Melanie Laurent and Tarantino seems to split the movie between her character, a hiding Jew who runs a movie theater, and Pitt’s Basterds, which might seem a little off-balance considering Pitt’s Basterds are a good dozen plus characters and Laurent is just one. Neither are aware of the other, but they both hatch the same plan… to kill every high ranking Nazi in the theater during the world premiere of NATION’S PRIDE, a propaganda film surrounding a sniper named Fredrick Zoller who killed over a hundred Allied troops from his sniper’s nest. Daniel Bruhl plays Zoller as a complex man, which is the key to this film. As ridiculous as the premise, as much as this film goes into an alternate history timeline, there’s a complexity and realism to the characters. Zoller is kind of embarrassed by his celebrity, but at the same time milks it, trying to impress the hot girl who runs the local cinema. Who could blame him? Laurent is a goddess. And on Laurent’s part she is attracted to this man who represents everything she hates. It was a man like him who murdered her family. Now I’m making an assumption here. Her character never really has a romantic scene with Zoller, but the way Laurent plays it that’s the impression I got. More surface level are Pitt’s Aldo Raine (obviously a play on the name of actor Aldo Ray) and Christoph Waltz’s Hans Landa (The Jew Hunter), but that’s exactly as it should be. They both play the hell out of their ridiculous characters taking them beyond a sort of parody. Waltz especially knocks it out of the park. His opening interrogation scene is a work of art… how he can play the good guy, the likable guy, while getting everything he wants out of his subject and then, like a switch is flipped, he can be a cold blooded murderer. I was like many of you out there when I first saw the trailer. I didn’t really get Pitt’s accent, but I have to say that I love the choice. When you see the movie you’ll realize there’s a reason for it, a story reason, and that it pays off. But even if it didn’t the accent still makes Pitt’s Aldo Raine a kind of bigger than life legend, which is what his character needs to be for the Nazis he’s hunting. Would I have liked to see a whole movie that was just Pitt’s Basterds in a Men-On-A-Mission Dirty Dozen-ish scenario from beginning to end? Yeah, I’d love that. Til Schweiger’s quiet Nazi-killing badass is great, but doesn’t quite get the chance to establish himself before we’re done with the movie. Eli Roth’s Donny Donowitz is funny and psychotic. I’d like to see more of them both. But that’s not the story told here and I wouldn’t want to give up Laurent’s storyline, which is the meat of the movie. I also have to put in a special mention of Diane Kruger’s double-agent character, famous German actress Bridget von Hammersmark. There’s a big scene introducing her character smack dab in the middle of the movie that is one of my favorites of the film, although I predict it will be one that turns a few people off as it feels like a 20 minute island unto itself in the middle of the flick. I was most happy that the film didn’t feel rushed despite the crazy time-table Tarantino imposed on himself. A lot of that has to do with the amount of time BASTERDS has been gestating for him, I think. He still had time to hone the script, story and characters. And yes, I’m extremely happy I didn’t read the script going into this even though I’ve heard it changed drastically. I can go into that now with my first impression being the film itself. Writing this up has given me an itch to see the flick again. Thankfully I timed this well as I’m mere hours away from the Alamo’s Cinemapocalypse, a dusk till dawn movie marathon which kicks off with Tarantino in person presenting INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS then following that up with two vintage flicks that were influences on his Basterds… then we go until morning under the crazy guidance of the Alamo Drafthouse programmers. Gonna be a great night and I can’t wait to rewatch the movie. -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Luke902

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    first

    by igregory

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    first

    by StonedWriter88

    sigh

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    So Looking Forward to this..

    by Gabba-UK

    Tickets are booked and the after film chat with some mates in the pub sorted..

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    It ain't WHERE EAGLES DARE though

    by palimpsest

    The ne plus ultra of this kinda movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    f u

    by StonedWriter88

    that would been my first first i hate u all

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    dammit

    by igregory

    thought I had my first, but I can't type

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I've never cared about being first

    by Luke902

    But now that I am, I guess I'll celebrate. Here's to having no life.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Can't wait...

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    Seems like QT is back

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Totally pumped.

    by mefrog

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    wont make any money...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    but looking forward to it

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Should have been longer.

    by lutz

    Only complaint about the movie. With all the different character arches going on and with the extended nature of most of the scenes the movie felt like there was only five scenes and it was over. I would have preferred the TV series format that Tarantino had at one stage suggested just so that we could spend more time with the characters.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    alternate history timeline?

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Quint, help me out here. What exactly does that mean? It sounds like time travel jargon, which really doesn't fit my idea of what I'm hoping for, from this film.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Just seen it...

    by penhapus

    Not what I expected; I think the trailer purposely throws a curveball so the film can play against expectations. Really enjoyed it though.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    What were the other two movies?

    by lutz

    That they showed after Basterds?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Jimmy Rabbitte

    by penhapus

    no time travel; to explain more would spoil it.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    where's the script girl update?

    by JettL93

    i gots my ky jelly and my fleshlight..now where's tits mcgee?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Let's hope it's this year's "Speed Racer"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    For both Tarantino and Rot.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Let's ignore this movie, everyone else is.

    by UMAGA

    Make Harry cry Tarantino cum.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    penhapus

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Thanks. Glad to hear that.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Is this actually any good?

    by BiggusDickus

    Because I've been burned by old banana-chin's stuff over the last few years. Jackie Brown was ok, Kill Bill was poor and the less said about Death Proof, the better/<p>Is this worth the price of admission, or what? Honest answers, please!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    QUINT does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    You spelt Tarantino wrong in the headline dude.<p> Were you one of the AICN reviewers who wrote an absolute love letter of a review for DEATHPROOF? If you were i'm not falling for the same trick twice!<p> Seriously how's BASTERDS compare to DEATH PROOF? Better, worse?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    AND THE DEEPTHROATING BEGINS

    by phoenixmagida5th

    How does q.t.'s cum taste aicn?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Oi, Cobra--kai, me lad!

    by BiggusDickus

    ...I know I'm gonna sound really thick here, but you use that 'does not exist in this dojo' line a lot. Where does it come from? <p>Cheers, bud!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it!"<p> 'No Sensei!'<p> "Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it!"<p> 'No Sensei!'<p> "Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it!"<p> 'No Sensei!'<p> ...remember it now Biggus?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Biggus...see, there was this movie in the 80's...called...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...THE KARATE KID. It was about a scrawny but scrappy kid from New Jersey who...oh, never mind....

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    ...I'm looking forward to BASTERDS, preferably with...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a big bottle of red wine.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    That "20 minute island"--

    by Phenom

    --is one of the best scenes in the movie.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Um, the look of the film is AWFUL!

    by CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    You're out of your mind Quint, the footage in the trailers looked so clean and wrong for that era. Same with Death Proof, Tarantino is ultimately incapable of using cinematography as the true master tool it is. <p><p>His films ALL look the same, and by look I mean the look of the film stock he uses, the lighting, the feel of it. Clean, always clean. If anything Reservoir Dogs is the only movie with a look, but that I'm sure was due to budget and not a creative decision. IB has the same look as all the others. It looks too clean. Has none of that grainy, kinda washed out, kinda almost fuzzy 70's feel to it. Doesn't even have that a little. <p><p>And I love how Quint knew he loved it when he recognized that the opening was stolen from Good bad and the Ugly. Not only is Tarantino a master hack and imitator, but Quint bases his feelings of the film on whether it makes him feel smart to have recognized the reference. <p><p>So since Quint recognized the first one, he felt self satisfied that he was as smart as Tarantino. Problem is, that's not creative filmmaking or analytic film watching. You're both just jerking off.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Karate Kid!

    by BiggusDickus

    ...yeah, got it now!<p>Profound apologies, But haven't seen it since Ralph Macchio was still hot property!<p>Right, if anyone can help me sort this next one out, it's you. Saw a film years ago with a character called 'The Shogun', who had a posse around him to back up his ego - "Am I the toughest? - Sho' Nuff!" - that kinda thing.<p>If you can remember the name of the flick, there's a pint riding on the answer here in sunny Wolverhampton!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    So in the end, the travel back in time to kill hitler?

    by JettL93

    What the fuck kind of a war movie is this, and what kind of an ending is that...Tarantino tries way to hard to be different, why can't he just make a straight film, this is why he'll never win an oscer, cause he adds shit like this to potentially good movies

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Quint, the problem is... don't matter how sincere you're being... we all know that AICN is best buddies with Quentin and Eli Roth.<p> You guys drink up the kudos from being close to them and name drop it at every opportunity.<p> Did Harry get you to post your review as his proxy on this one cos of that?<p> I question your objectivity on this one, and when other reviewers have described this film as a turkey it seems possible your uber positive review is a fiction.<p> Ban away.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Why would you wanna know the fucking ending of the fucking movie

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Dickbag, don't give it away nor ask about it. STFU. Thank you and have a great day :0)

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    "old banana chin..."

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    lmao.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I will say this...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I'm tired of coming to these boards and defending Tarantino. Yes, the earlier work I will always hold dear. But, enough is enough. If this movie isn't a knock out then Fuck him. I'll consider him a wash up and never watch another one of his projects again. Happy, haters ?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I saw it on Wednesday

    by Tarantinoholic

    And wrote a rather lengthy review for it on my blog. Check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/lbvvu7

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Dark of the Sun needs a DVD release

    by superunknown85

    That's all.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Gotta admit, I barely read this review because I want no spoiler

    by YackBacker

    I too have avoided the script, etc. for a desire to go in cold. Glad to hear you liked it, Quint.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS...

    by BiggusDickus

    Which is why I posted. Come on, those of you who've seen this - is it any good or is it bollocks?<p>Never mind geek-loyalty, be honest. Is it a good film, or has the three-quarter-moon-faced one had us over once more?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    what a load of suck up

    by metaluna

    If you guys could pull your mouths off QT's cock for one moment and realise, like the rest of the world outside of a student film wank fest, that this film is a piece of SHIT, we might respect you a little more. But as it is, oh well, same old, same old.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    another reason why this is his last chance...from me.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    QT just seems like such a fucking turd in real life. I can't respect a man's work if I can't respect the man.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    FYI ... "Quentin Tarantino" ...

    by madCanada

    ... is an anagram for "NOT QUIT INANE RANT".

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Biggus

    by MediaNerd

    The Last Dragon. Even got a clip for you: http://tinyurl.com/2bf26k Pint Me!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Metaluna...

    by Nickn328

    What are you basing such an assumption on? Have you seen the movie? No, you haven't. Has Quint? Yes, he has. I think you need to at least SEE the movie first before you start saying stupid shit like that, otherwise we all see you for the fucking moron you really are.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I wanna see this fresh....

    by Cervantes

    ....so not reading the reviews and talkback....but just hope there's no extended appearance by Tarantino again. When the fuck will he realise he CANNOT act?....AT ALL! He's ruining his own movies with this shit! By all means have a BRIEF 'Hitchcockian' moment if you have to, but leave the acting to your usually great casts, for fuck's sake. Having said that, his 'horny ending' in 'Planet Terror' made me laugh like a drain.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    MediaNerd...

    by BiggusDickus

    I fucking LOVE you!<p>If ever you find yourself in the arse-end of England on a Saturday night, I'll be the bloke buying you a Newcastle Brown...<p>Cheers, mate!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I'll wait for the Expendables

    by ganymede3010

    This movie looks like another overwritten piece of Tarantino shit.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Tarantino's best movie!

    by JoeSweden

    Just saw it. Best movie since Pulp Fiction! Did not like Kill Bill or Death Proof. This is on the verge of being a real movie and not just another "homage" but it still is. So glad that it's in french, german, italian and english, instead of the old everybody-talks-english type of WW2 movie, as language is part of the missions success or failure. Getting out of modern times made Quentin good.After this, he cant really go back to his worn out "motherf***ing" films. Quentin is back, but the next one is going to be difficult as this one is a hard act to follow.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    FYI-2 ,,, "INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS" anagram?

    by madCanada

    ... LABORIOUS TURGIDNESS.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Cervantes....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I think he knows he can't act. I believe him acting in his own films is more like an inside joke towards the 'Hitchcockian' moments. Yeah, Quentin's a fucking nerd like that.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Where's the John Quade obit/talkback?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Papillon, Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and more 80s tv appearances than you can shake a stick at. Get on it before the Black Widows come for you. Hit it LordofHell.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    If this is indeed good...

    by quantize

    as friends of mine who've seen it have insisted..I'll be most interested to know why the trailers made it look like such a retarded piece of unfunny shit and Pitt's acting look so embarassingly wooden...

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    AICN reviews

    by BurnHollywood

    I'd say "grain of salt", but you could actually do speed trials on the amount of salt you need to take their opinions with.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    ganymede3010

    by BurnHollywood

    "Overwritten"...you just hit the nail on the head.<p> You know what WOULD get me excited about a Tarantino movie? If it wasn't set in Nazi-occupied France, or some other epic bullshit (like KILL BILL), just entirely in some humble setting like a gas station or a bar.<p> But then I remember DEATH PROOF and I still have my doubts...I think the guy caught Lucas Syndrome and absolutely refuses any critical input into his approach.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    How does Tarantino's dick taste?

    by BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER

    Why am I not surprised....everyone I know who got to see this during the last two preview showings felt it was rushed, a bit rough and too self aware (with wink wink nudge nudge dialogue that comes off ham-fisted). And yet...AICN predictably glows over it. And why? Because EVERYONE is supposed to glow over everything he does right? Jackie Brown was misunderstood art? Kill Bill really did have emotional depth? Death Proof wasn't just a series of chase scenes thrown together with some stilted dialogue and a hammy plot with a semi-entertaining serial killer? Let's start taking Quentin's dick out of our proverbial mouths shall we? Only then can we really discuss his merit - like Pulp Fiction (oh...my bad; he only wrote one vignette heh..the rest was written by Roger Avery.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    i

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    my bad.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Maybe this one will finally make money

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Otherwise, it's Grindhouse II

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    EXPENDABLES... without the balls.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Testify BASEMENT_CHEETOH_EATER!

    by malificus

    The posters are the best part of this flick you can bet your ass on that. Tarantino is a hack.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    basement_cheetoh_eater

    by wookie1972

    Jackie Brown is definitely underrated. Misunderstood? Not really. But it was his only mature movie to date. However, the novel (Rum Punch) was much much better, and frankly it takes a lot of effort to f*ck up Elmore Leonard (although it's been done - Big Bounce and Be Cool being the best examples). Hell, even Ruthless People, which stole shamelessly from The Switch, was pretty awesome.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    palimpsest

    by th3480

    Fucking word. "Where Eagles Dare" is the single-best "guys on a mission" WWII movie ever made.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    WHERE EAGLES DARE IS A FUCKING GREAT MOVIE!!!FACT!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I like Ain't It Cool News...

    by TrueLies

    ... for the talkbacks. Some very funny people here.<p> But the reviews? Are you kidding? The staff here is as impartial as Michael Vick's agent. Talk about whoreing yourself.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    When does Iron Man 2 come out

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The rest of this year looks like shit as far as I'm concerned.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    More false tales of the Khazars.

    by banditmania

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this, killing Nazis is great

    by SoylentMean

    It should be a sport or something.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    the rest of the century...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    looks like shit (movie wise, and various other wise).

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! THERE'S A CHARACTER NAMED HUGO STIGLITZ!!!

    by CarlThorMark1978

    Someone MUST have picked up on this before but I just read that the German Basterd is called Hugo Stiglitz, named after the Mexican actor who starred in fucking NIGHTMARE CITY aka Incubo Sulla Città Contaminata, a fucking CLASSIC Italian exploitation zombie movie made by Umberto Lenzi who also Directed Cannibal Ferox! Now understand that Nightmare City isn’t actually what you would call a “good” movie, its trash, but it’s GLORIOUS TRASH and I love every fucking second of it.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    This movie is gonna suffer

    by CherryValance

    from the greatness that is DISTRICT 9. Geekdom is gonna do repeat viewings of D9 and IB is gonna be left hangin'. How unexpected. I mean right now, I wanna give D9 all my movie-going money on purpose. To make a statement for fine film making. And I was fully intending to see IB this Friday. But that was before last Friday. Whoops.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    gonna be left hangin'...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    like Chris Benoit.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The Cameo at the end was retarded

    by JettL93

    so are we to belive that this all takes place in the same universe as reservoir dogs..fuck tarantino why is he trying to be keven smith all of a sudden?<P>uneeded cameo

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    "I'll prob'ly get chewed out...

    by johnnylawless2

    I been chewed out before..."<P> Really enjoyed it. Great movie. Loved Fassbender and hearing L'Arena pop up again. That 'Fur Elise' mashup was cool too. Even Roth brought it.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    I didn

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    I didn't know this...but apparently...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    district 9 is a remake: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813999/

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    by nopix

    My god man, going on and on about how it looks "clean"? And it looks wrong for that era? So Spielberg's The Last Crusade looks wrong to you? Everything has to look like Spielberg's Munich now? What a funny and lame attempt to try and criticize the cinematography. Really funny stuff.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    QT completely...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    buttfucked Michael Madsen when he axed his character.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Quint...

    by KosherWookie

    (And as a Red Sea Pedestrian, Yes I see the comdic irony in that subject line): "Iconography" of WWII? Are you fucking retarded or just morally tone-deaf? To reduce the sacrifice, hardship the amount of blood that was spilled to defeat the Axis and save the WHOLE FUCKING WORLD to some lame-ass, film-school "mise-en-scene" thing is beyond insulting. You, mister, are a fucking douche bag.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    And, Like The Ill Iterate Koke Hed Himself...

    by KosherWookie

    How many bags of dicks should you have to eat as penance? NINE! NINE! NINE! NINE NINE!!!!

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Madsen completely..

    by Tarantinoholic

    buttfucked QT when he borrowed a million bucks and then went bankrupt.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Numb-Nuts...

    by KosherWookie

    I'm tempted to look you up just so I can kick you in the nuts. I just spent a glorious week in my capacity as a WWII museum curator at a reunion of WWII veterans; I had the honor of interviewing them and recording Oral Histories of their wartime experiences (including the liberation of the Landsberg Concentration Camp, as well as the experiences of several men who were taken prisoner by the 10th SS Panzer Division). To read your fawning blowjob of a review of a film which cheapens their real-world heroism by reducing everything to cheap-ass gore and crappy QT dialogue fills me with an indignation that is hard to put into words.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    But I Think...

    by KosherWookie

    That a simple "Fuck You" is a good start.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Saw it last week in Sydney

    by Donkee

    Thought it was great, much better than the trailers would have you believe. The intro of Krugers character is one of my fave scenes in the whole movie and had the crowd roaring with laughter, its a really fun film.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Fucking A More Hilaroius

    by Mr.LordBronco

    Than Observe and report and Funny People COMBINED!!! <p> This website is a fucking joke-these dumbshits would call Jaws 2 a fucking miraculous re-invention--No fucking wonder McSweeney told you you fucks to take a flying leap-Your reviews are a fucking travesty <p> AICN = 8=========D---

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    You just posted on AICN, limp dick.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    So, it went from big actions stars to Brad Pitt and...

    by JuanSanchez

    some no-names, now it turns out it's only half Pitt and no-names and half some other no-name? WTF, QT?

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I forgot...you must be the token funny sarcastic nerd on the sit

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    We just can't do without you now can we?! 8=========D---

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah I don't get it either.....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    there were a bunch of Tarantino regulars but they were all dropped. We got left with Eli Roth (third rate "horror" director, not an actor) and Austin Powers.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    And some random guy from The Office

    by JuanSanchez

    Yeah, that's much better. Thanks, QT. Hey, guess what - I'm not paying to see your movie. Say hi to Bob and Harvey for me.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Do celebrities really visit AICN ?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Metaluna

    by Toonol

    "If you guys could pull your mouths off QT's cock for one moment and realise, like the rest of the world outside of a student film wank fest, that this film is a piece of SHIT"<p> You haven't seen it. That should make your comment really embarrassing for you, although (sigh) it probably won't.

  • Aug. 15, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Its rated R so its ok none of you want to see it.

    by lutz

    They don't let 15 year olds in anyway.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    The cast

    by Donkee

    The cast is great, casting well known stars as the recruits wouldn't have worked. Spoilerish --- Most of the bastards have little to no dialogue and part of the fun is that they look so feeble. For those who are dismissing the film without seeing it... your opinion means squat.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna see the first screening opening day...

    by bbbbeeeennnn

    Even though I know I'll be disappointed.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Lutz....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    you got us good, homie.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Kosherwookie...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Nein(pronounced "Nine") means "no" in english. I'm sorry but I guess that makes your tb pretty useless. Just that one, though, you still have eight lives left.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Just curious, Quint... what about Mike Myers?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I'm guessing he doesn't have the biggest role in the movie, but ever since I heard he was in this at all I was like, Hwah? Maybe that's the point. He might just play a minor role and that's it.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    James Berardinelli

    by master_of_realty

    Look for his four star review next week. Anyone who regularly visits his site knows how often that happens (not very.) http://twitter.com/Reelviews/status/3298371467

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Well hoperfully the actual Basterds do something...

    by sonnyfern

    Because in that script, the movie would've pretty much played the same way even if they weren't in the theater, which was what I hated about it. If QT made them an essential part of the story, I'm sure it would be better...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    KosherWookie

    by CaptainAxis

    Absolutely agree. I'm opposed to this film (and most war films, serious or not) on similar grounds. It might seem ironic or hypocritical considering my username, but I don't think real-life war should be fodder for jokey flicks like "Basterds" seems to be. That trailer -- "See war through Quentin Tarantino's eyes" or whatever -- was fucking ridiculous and insulting to those who have survived war-time situations; my girlfriend, who grew up in El Salvador in the '80s and had to duck for cover while bombs were dropped and guns were fired in the streets, didn't find it too amusing.<br> <br> And people wonder why the mush-headed general American population isn't too fussed over real-life war casualties. It's just a movie to them.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    expendables!

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    this will be the only movie worth seeing the past 3 months

    by Michael_Bay_Rox

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    My Grandfather....

    by phallix trebek

    was a sergeant major in WWII and liberated Auschwitz and we just saw the movie together and he thought it was amazing. Great dialogue, great filming, QT is awesome. Maybe some of you haters should try sucking his dick....

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    reading these comments

    by son_of_el_topo

    just makes me want to punch half of these people in the face. "oh look how unique i am in disliking quentin tarantino!"

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:19 a.m. CST

    I'm not dismissing it without seeing it...

    by JuanSanchez

    I'm commenting on how it's completely failed to ignite my interest. From the change in concept to the cast to trailers. They gotta work for my money - I'm not just gonna see anything.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Make no mistake, though - I am petty and childish

    by JuanSanchez

    Nature of the beast, baby.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    JuanSanchez in my mouth.

    by Donkee

    JuanSanchez i agree if a movie doesn't pip your interest then don't go see it... but its no excuse to behave like a cry baby.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    The Expendables..

    by son_of_el_topo

    i'm fairly sure is what you're thinking of when you say that this movie was supposed to have big action stars at one point. also, big names do not a great movie make. the trailers have looked exceedingly badass as well.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    you're aware this is a REMAKE right??

    by darthwaz1

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    you're aware this is a REMAKE right??

    by darthwaz1

    no one seems to bring that up..

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST

    son_of_el_topo

    by JuanSanchez

    The rumors were Arnold, Sly, Madsen, Eddie Murphy and others were who QT was thinking of. He was asked by Extra or Access Hollywood about him considering Murphy and he said that was an earlier version. That leads me to believe the action star thing was true early on, but he changed his mind.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1 - I believe QT only nabbed the title...

    by JuanSanchez

    and drew some inspiration from the original, which was titled Inglorious Bastards (correct spelling as apposed to QT's Basterds). The original didn't have the Jewish angle.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Donkee - I prefer "malcontent" to "cry baby", thank you.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Dick Cheese JuanSanchez

    by Donkee

    malcontent makes you sound to intelligent and we both know that's not true, shall we agree on Dick Cheese?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Fuck BASTERDS and THE EXPENDABLES

    by BurnHollywood

    I mean, what the fuck is going so wrong in your life that you need this brain-dead, testosterone-clogged, small-penis fantasy bullshit anyway? Is your wife or girlfriend beating you in public?<p> WHAP! "Dumbass! I said a MEDIUM diet coke, not a small! Now go get the right size!"

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Better than I expected

    by Goldmagus

    After the appalling lump of crap that was DEATHPROOF, this at least has decent (and in some cases extremely good) performances, and is consistently watchable. Some longeurs and quite of bit of erratic, juvenile nonsense mixed in with the good stuff, but it's far from a disaster. Outside of film buffs, though, not sure what the wider audience will make of it - it's LONG!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Something smells like feet. Ah, it's a Tarrantino movie.

    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    I'll pass on this. So many better movies to fill my time with.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST

    I will admit...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    this entire project did intrigue me a hell of alot more when "Babe Buchinsky" was the protagonist. What was it? Soldiers reminiscing before they're lined up at a firing squad? Sounded 100X more badass.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    BurnHollywood....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    a tad bit harsh, no>?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Tarrantino makes me angry

    by JustEffect

    how can such a hack still be considered a filmmaker?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Yes...better movies to fill the ol' time...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    ...just tak'er pic! We've got all the token dickhead comedies and of course more metally robots you can shake at Michael Jackson's bolted tomb.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    This flick was really disappointing

    by masteryoda007

    I was really expecting more from Quinten with this flick. I feel that I have been waititng for 10 years for this flick to break. Not enough Basterds on-screen, Hans Landa was a let down, at one point I nearly fell asleep. This is a pity as the opening scene was great!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Who cares about INGLORIOUS BASTERDS when AVATAR...

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    ...will be "occulating" us with mullet-weaved muppets in tanning beds in November 2009. A V A T A R nothing else splatters.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST

    AVATAR sucks

    by JustEffect

    im waiting for something better

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Who cares about avatar when the expendables is fucking your wife

    by ironic_name

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Who cares about the expendables when...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    ...I'm fucking your wife.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    ZombieHeathLedger

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Christ, just shut up already. All you have to go in are fucking still images and a scriptment that was written years ago. Even if you dug that scriptment, it's NOT going to be the finished film.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Who cares about Inglorious Assturds when Big Robots Hitting Each

    by Sal_Bando

    ---One More Time is STILL out in Theatres?! Da NOIVE---

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!! COKEY MAKES ANOTHER MOVIE!!!

    by Sal_Bando

    ----film not at eleven---

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Whoa, take it easy, Zed... I can't wait to see AVATAR

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    I'm just having a little fun playing off Moyoko.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    ahem..

    by smylexx

    I watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt disappointed by Tarantino's recent efforts including Death Proof and Kill Bill but 'Basterds' was splendid. Both fun and ridiculous at the same time, elegantly paced and thankfully only one foot-fetish shot in it. Hopefully quentin kept the other mile of film of actress' feet to himself. I'm not sure if this will stand up to the repeated viewings like some of his other movies as many characters are very one dimensional but as a piece of saturday night pulp cinema, this is as good as it gets!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS

    by Sebilrazen

    District 9 is a full length Alive in Joburg, not a remake. Alive in Joburg was done as a short. It's actually based on an unused HALO script that was reworked to be set in AIJ's universe.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Shrimp and white wine

    by therootstheroots

    I was disappointed with this film. It felt off, and just seemed like a wank fest for tarantinio. That slow motion close up of eli roth shooting in the theatre was one of a number of thing that just seemed ridiculous with this film. That’s probably the word I would use to describe this. I think a lot of people in the screening weren’t expecting the film that we saw. Shame on whoever made the trailer, implying that it is a full on action picture. It was also a shame the basterds are only in it for probably no more then 30mins. I was hoping to find out more about all the basterds. There were certain parts of the film [the French family scene] that start off really good, but then it would either get silly or over the top, meaning the film could never create tension for itself. I thought, for a tarantinio, the music choices with quite jarring and they draw you out of the picture.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    hmm...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I did not know that, bra. Thnx. Yeah, my lazy ass should learn to read through.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Funny

    by Azby

    Saw this movie yesterday and loved it. The reason the trailers look so stupid is that this is a black comedy being marketed as a hardboiled action movie. Its actually one of the funniest films I've seen in a long time. Most of the violence, although brutal, is played for laughs to.

  • dear chap its very obvious that u r not not very familiar with a science called History,right? <p>i wont get into details,i am sure u r at least familiar with Google and Wikipedia,but for starts,here,watch this funny clip from Eddie Izzard,about historys mass murderes: <p>http://tinyurl.com/kmosqb

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Its a WW2 comedy and not an action film

    by ominus

    are u fuckin kiddin me? and all these talkbacks about basterds vs expendables was for nothing???????? <P>BOUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    ZombieHeathLedger

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Sorry dude - I see red when ever anyone hypes Avatar that much. I think I need 100cc of Matrix Revolutions, stat.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Lol @ Cobra-tai.

    by ominus

    all this time i had the impression thought your tagline was from the first Matrix,in the dojo scene where morpheus was explaining to Neo that everything is fake and if its air that he breaths. <p>shame on me for not remembering that it was from the cobra-tai dojo scene in Karate Kid.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Ominus

    by Azby

    Pretty much yeah. That isn't to say its not very serious and tense at times too, but once you've seen the kind of film it is the Expendables debate does become a little redundant.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Just a minute there

    by ominus

    for the guys who complain that since the movie is a comedy set on ww2,it acts as a blasphemy for the true heroes and the true victims of WW2? <p>what the fuck? i thought we were talking about cinema here,about ART? i didnt know that it was an offense to make a comedy movie set on WW2 era. <P>according to this logic,then TOP SECRET,THE PRODUCERS,ACE OF ACES,VICTORY,KELLYS HEROES,The best anti-war comedy La grande vadrouille and all the other WW2 comedies i forget,all these movies are a sacrilege for WW2s tragedy and heroism? what the fuck?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I mean just look at Louis de Funes here

    by ominus

    http://tinyurl.com/5uqr2g is the guy disrespecting the people of WW2,in this scene? i mean come now,be at least logical like Spock...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    ominus

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    Kelly's Heroes was a comedy?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    yeah it was a comedy too

    by ominus

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Thanks, ominus...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    now I've decided to dust off my vhs copy of 'Catch-22'...Good thing I'm unemployed.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST

    unsure about this flick

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    I dont know if its me but i didnt care for the traile rfor this..it looks like some demented comedy ! and an unfunny one at that..maybe theyve cut a trailer with all the funny moments to make it look like a parody but it looks lame!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    An incredible movie

    by DrSurvey

    This is an incredible movie, and Christoph Waltz has to be given an Oscar nod he is that good. It is easily one of the best films of the year so far, and QT strength in his dialogue is what makes this work. Pitt is just excellent and has some great lines in it, and the ending is excellent. The only part that held it back, for me, was the introduction of the Jew cinema-owner. It felt slow and I was a bit bored. But that was just maybe 15 minutes of the whole pie. However, that is not enough to detract from the movie and I feel justified in giving it a high mark of 9/10.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Glourious!

    by Wormie1

    I saw this yesterday, and no, it isn't exactly what you might have expected from QT's descriptions over the years, or from the trailers. As you would expect, it is the usual QT yackfest with bits of gore and violence (not that much, really), except it's set in an alternate World War II France(nothing to do with time travel!) instead of a quasi-70s USA. The cast is awesome (Brad, Fassbender, Waltz, Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent stand out, and Mike Myers' cameo is surprisingly effective), it is very funny in places, and very suspenseful in places. It's a long movie, but it never gets boring. It's an odd film, which shouldn't work, and, yeah, it's considerably better than Death Proof.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Alternate

    by catlettuce4

    because somebody dies

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    This film is going to crash and burn so hard...

    by Fenrisulfr

    Which will be a good thing. Tarantino has been making shit for so many years now. I'm beginning to wonder if he's not just a relic of the nineties. Kill Bill was shit, Death Proof was ubershit (except for Kurt's performance)...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds = nothing more than

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Rich people crapping around. If you're fine with that, have at it. You can have my seat, I won't be needing it.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Wow, it seems all the post Cannes reviews have been VERY good

    by Ash0k

    So, Cannes reviews were mixed... and post Cannes reviews have been very solid. It seems the story is solid and Laurent and Waltz are amazing. I really dont get all this QT hate... it looks like QTs made a great movie this year, can't wait for Friday!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I agree with a great deal..

    by Jaka

    ...of what has been said here about the film and QT. Disagree with only a small portion of it. But in regards to AICN reviews, they DO regularly post negative reviews. Sometimes even for films made by/with people they know.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Third Reich were amateurs of Mass Murder

    by conspiracy

    Cold and Efficient? Sure...but as far as numbers killed...amateurs.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Ominus, hehe. Nothing exists in Morpheus's dojo.<p> Except for some pills. He's your Pusherman.<p> Cool that there are a few talkbackers saying Basterds is great. Uncool that they are all 'new' names to the site. Them Miramax staffers been busy!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    conspiracy, um, who are you using as a point of comparison? Skynet?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Man just skimming thru this forum...

    by Ash0k

    Haha wow just skimming thru this forum, you'd think QT was... I dunno, an American President who had ruined the country or something. Personally, I just think his new movie looks cool.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Btw I dont work for Mirimax

    by Ash0k

    I think IB looks FANTASTIC and no I am not an astroturf supporter.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Ash0k wasn't referring to you bro.<p> I hope you enjoy this one come Friday.<p> Maybe watch DEATH PROOF again before you go to, y'know, get you in the mood...<p> ...IN THE MOOD FOR TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE!!!!! FUCK THAT FILM STANK!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MANNZILLA

    I bet Harry is prepping his 10 billion word lovefest review right now. Didnt these guys love Death Proof too? Aside from Kurt Russell that was the worst movie ever!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I Miss Moriarty

    by MANNZILLA

    We could all count on his reviews, I have tried to do the Hitfix thing but that site is such a piece of shit. Moriarty come back!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    lol I didn't care much for Death Proof

    by Ash0k

    IB looks much better though, from what I've seen from the promos.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Death Proof works better then Tylenol PM

    by ganymede3010

    As I've said before. I can't take more then 20 minutes of it before I'm out cold. And for those who like to smoke a little Mary Jane to enhance your cinematic experience, cut that time in half.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Wow, that is pretty sad

    by DavidDunn

    sounded like he was making excuses through that whole review of why he liked it or should have. Just admit it quint, you didnt like it

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Who THE FUCK cares about Tarantino's typo movie...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...when A V A T A R will mightily FUCK OUR EYEBALLS this very December?<p>nobody

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Double agents

    by Sasson

    A double agent is someone who pretends to spy on someone or some state on behalf of a controlling organization, but in fact is loyal to the target. Either you revealed a major plot point, or you have no idea what a double agent is.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I thought Roth was

    by johnnylawless2

    really good in this. Hardly any Basterds in this, but I guess it is better to be left wanting more.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Quint's Review - Condensed ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    "I love everything Quentin Tarentino has ever done. I read his scripts for fun in the bathtub. I worship him as a director and writer and I'm a HUGE nut for WWII films, so everything in this movie should have made me love it ... and even if it was kind of shitty I would probably still love it ... and so here is my review - this movie is kinda ok." WOW, how bad must INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS be that the most arden QT-apologists seem to be giving it a resounding MEH Stars.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    ASHOk - Of course the Post-Cannes Reviews Are Good

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    There's been time for QT's squad to hand out gift baskets and free "screeners" and also for the QT-lovers to recoil back from the horrible showing it had at Cannes (where, remember, they already are predisposed to WORSHIP QT and can't get excited for this new movie) and try to shore up their defenses for a movie that will be lucky if it makes $6m in opening weekend. AWESOMELY PLEASING THE PEOPLE AS ALWAYS, AREN'T YOU, QT?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    BIGGUS DICKUS

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    The movie you're looking for is BARRY GORDY'S THE LAST DRAGON.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Did you guys see Tarantino...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...on CBS Sunday Morning? He did a profile/bio interview where he talked about his childhood, his estranged father, the old restored movie theater he bought and Inglorious Bastards. <p> It was an interesting interview, but even more so as he honestly appeared to be high through the whole thing. He looked jittery with the female anchor, and I heard him sniffing his nose a couple times. I like most of his movies well enough, but I wouldn't be shocked to hear that he has a raging coke habit.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    wowzers.

    by crackydoodledoo

    Just woke up from my nap after the crazy Cinemapocalypse ride, the movie was hella fun, and Tarantino couldn't have been more gracious to everyone that approached him, even the ones breaking the "rules"! A great night!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    NoPIX

    by CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    You're an idiot. Spielberg has the WORST cinematography out of any working director. Last Crusade looked awful, so clean and shiny. Raiders had a good look, but one of the others did. Bringing up Spielberg in a conversation about cinematography is epic FAIL!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Orbots Commander

    by CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    No, you wouldn't be shocked. Hint hint.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Can we stop saying "FUCK OUR EYEBALLS?" - Dorks.

    by Mennen

    Fuckin' uneducated nerds. Just stop with crap.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I must say, I am a little happy to see

    by I am_NOTREAL

    that the shine seems to have come off of the "Kill Bill" turd somewhat, at least in these parts. That movie (both parts) was overlong nonsense garbage created by someone who has an obvious fetish for watching women beat each other up. I know David Carradine is dead now, but I kept waiting for the moment when Kill Bill would redeem itself--even slightly--and to my surprise, even after four hours, it never came. I hate myself a little for not walking out on it, really.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    by mode_7

    Quote: "Spielberg has the WORST cinematography out of any working director" Yeah so I guess Uwe Boll's movies look better than Spielberg's? What a daft cunt you are.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    MANZILLA Re: Moriarty's review.

    by mode_7

    Here are some quotes from Mori's reviw: <p> "the most inspired and emotionally satisfying material of Tarantino's whole career." <p> "Tarantino has put together one of his most eclectic and interesting ensemble casts ever." <p> "This is a movie that should be seen with a crowd, a movie you should see in the very best theater you can find playing it. This is a movie that once again restores my faith in one of my favorite working directors" <p> "Inglourious Basterds" isn't what I expected when I sat down to watch. Instead, it's so much more." <p> So I guess you must think Mori's a plant too, what a fuckin' shame...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Saw it at a screening in NYC 2 weeks ago

    by slone13

    <p>Quint's right about the opening scene. It's really amazing. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie doesn't live up to the tremendous first act.</p> <p>The major problem lies with the Basterds themselves. When we first meet them they're busy scalping the corpses of a regiment of German soldiers that they've just wiped out. The way the bodies are lying everywhere we know there was one hell of a fire fight. Ok, I thought, we didn't see this particular battle, but I'm sure we'll get plenty more Nazi-killing in the next 2 hours. But we don't. The movie is being sold as a Dirty Dozen-esque band of ragtag Nazi-scalping Jews and that's not what it is at all. We HEAR a lot of talk about how the Basterds are a bad-ass bunch of ass-kickes, and Brad Pitt does a lot of bragging about how they're the best they are at what they do, but we never really get to SEE it. We never get to know any of the Basterds very well, either. A few of them are not even mentioned by name. For a 2 hour and 33 minutes movie titled Inglourious Basterds we only get about an hour and 15 minutes of actual Basterd screen time.</p> <p>Oddly enough, the "non Basterds" storyline is the best part of the film. It could easily have been its own movie, only here the Basterds are shoehorned into it and end up detracting from it. What's worse, and here's a bit of a spoiler coming, the Basterds involvement in the big finale ends up being entirely inconsequential. The events in the climax would have transpired almost exactly the same way had they not been involved at all.</p> <p>A few other questionable Tarantino choices: Sam Jackson's VO is entirely unnecessary and completely out of place, as is Mike Meyer's cameo. He is so distracting that I can't believe he made it into the final cut.</p> <p>Don't get me wrong, Basterds is a good time. It looks beautiful and has some truly great moments sprinkled throughout, but the sum of the movie’s parts just don’t equal its whole. Tarantino tries too hard to do too many things and doesn't succeed fully at any of them.</p>

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    mode_7

    by CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    Another stupid Spielberg defender eh? You guys are all over the place, defending awful filmmaking. Why?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    mode_7

    by CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    Ah, and a Mori defender to boot? Too too sad and pitiful. Mori is the worst reviewer out there, totally in the tank for Tarantino and whatever he does. Or do you not remember him calling Death Proof's detractors misogynists?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    ... it's BASTARD, you RETERD ...

    by madCanada

    Quentin, TELL US RIGHT NOW, your audience, WHY your title is mispelled ... I have 3 theories: 1) The censors said you couldn't have "bastard" in the title unless you misspelled it; and you caved in like a little *wuss* ... 2) You handed in a disgraceful script with horrible spelling, the producers corrected you, you threw a diva fit and said those errors would be retained onscreen, in all posters, ads & PR ... or 3) you wanted to graciously distinguish your *stolen* film title from the 70's original ... I'm hoping the truth is #3, but I fear it's either #1 or #2 ... QT, if you're reading this, be a mensch, log in and tell us the truth.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    CAMERONDIAZ_ZITBEARD

    by mode_7

    So the answer to my question then is yes. Yes you do think that Uwe Boll's movie's look better than Spielbergs. Glad we got that cleared up.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    tired of hipster dialogue.

    by Sweet Action Hero

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    and Cobra--Kai has an excellent point

    by Sweet Action Hero

    Why are all the glowing reviews from talkbackers i have never heard of?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Test

    by mode_7

    Just making sure Herc didn't ban me. Please disregard this post.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Sweet Action Hero...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    sounds like you're onto something.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    just saw it, it's too short

    by newc0253

    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS should have been two films.<p> i really really liked it but it also felt oddly underdeveloped, both in terms of the main french girl's character and also more of the basterds' adventures.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight...

    by jsm1978

    The stuff with Pitt and his crew which is pretty much ALL the trailers are about... the stuff that makes this look like a really fun movie... is actually less than a third of the movie?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I had a blast watching this

    by craaayz

    not perfect but a damn goood time in the theatre.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Sweet Action Hero, this guy above me... case in point.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:03 p.m. CST

    oh i'm sorry

    by craaayz

    is this a bad time to be new?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I would like Tarantino movies more...

    by JamesCameronAteMyHamsterWithHotSauce

    If he had been kinda reclusive, like Kubrick, the Wachowskis even the Coen brothers, but no, he sees himself as a celebrity and quite frankly after five minutes of him talking, and having to hear him say "ok" 100 times in the same sentence, my interest in his new movie has hit the bottom of the barrel.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Damn Homie. You used to be the man Homie.

    by MrFacety

    Big disappointment. read the script and nothing lives up to the first scene. The fist scene is incredible as the Nazi tries to persuade the farmer to reveal the hiding jewish family. I was expecting some Deer Hunter Russian roulette type Gung Ho from Quentin, but he spends most of the story on a rediculous back story involving the main character running a movie theater. Ya have a home theater and love films too Quintin. I know but come on, you had a chance to get all full metal jacket and went hairy vagina instead. I love the ladies but men begging for mercy is what I like in a war flick.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by mode_7

    When you gonna get a new shtick man? That "does not exist in this dojo..." bullshit wasn't funny 3 years ago when that guy you stole it off kept posting it.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Cocaine is a helluva drug

    by thelordofhell

    Quentin, you make good films, but lay off the white stuff.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    What slone13 said!

    by batmarv

    Just back from it and it was a very enjoyable movie..but it could have been an excellent movie. Tarantino indulges himself far too much at the audiences expense.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    mode_7 my stick's rock hard, like it's always been. Thanks for asking buddy.<p> Thanks for taking the time to handpick and post all those quotes from Mori's review too. Always nice to see a man with an agenda.<p> Now fuck off.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    mode_7

    by anonymoose

    Fuck off.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Modeman....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Fuck off...

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Being a Pedant I know

    by Samson_K

    But the line in the review that says something like 'There never was a reallife villian like The Third Reich' makes no sense and seems to imply that all of WWII was a just movie!<BR><BR>Or am I just reading that wrong?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Slone13 is right

    by crazyhorse2099

    The French girl's story would have made an awesome WW2 revenge flick all on its own. There was no need to put the Basterds in there. I want a recut of Inglourious Basterds without the Basterds!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Cobra--Kai

    by mode_7

    Yeah I'm sure your rock hard stick'll come in handy when you and anonymoose decide to call it a night.<p> Original material does not exist in your dojo.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    mode if you want to debate movies then i'm with you. If you want to talk shit about another tb'er... then nope. Take a stroll troll.<p> Walk it off and come back a better person tomorrow.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Cobra Kai and others

    by Jubal_Early

    Don't sweat the haters. We're all just floating. On the subject of District 9... Just saw it. My thoughts? It's like if I'm a furniture salesman trying to sell something to a woman only shopping for a table, but all I have is a tiny stool in stock. She's says she's not interested in the stool, just looking for a table. I tell her that this is no "stool," but rather a very small "table," meant for humble ornamentation of the home. She says, "Oh, really?" and then buys the stool, feeling safe that I've packaged it as "table." She has a psychological schima for "table" and for "stool" that is different from mine or yours. Packaging. It's all about packaging. It's like if I tell a friend that my girlfriend believes in a bearded sorcerer who casts spells with his words controls the universe, he'd say I'm dating a lunatic. Then I say, "Oh, so you don't believe in God either?" He'd say, "What, er...no, I mean YES, I believe in God, just not a bearded sorcerer who lives in the sky and casts spells." And yet, God did supposedly say "Let there be light" and supposedly it happened, so therefore God is a spellcaster. But, if I package him as a sorcerer, everyone feels uncomfortable. If I call him God, my friend can now accept his implausible powers. It's all in the packaging. I think this clearly states how I felt about District 9. Possibly you will hate it, possibly you will like it, it will all depend on how you package it for yourself. P.S. We're ALL just floating.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Funny thing is...

    by Flexfill

    QT's sensibilities have never changed, but the way he tells his stories has. Anyone who's seen him interviewed (high and not) would have picked up over time that he is almost womanly in his appreciation of cinema and actors. His sensitivity and lust for gore are opposing forces that emerged "balanced" say in a film like Pulp Fiction and off balance in Death Proof. His way of storytelling is now the dork's approach to getting girls, when much of his would be male audience wants the alpha-male club and drag from films like Res Dogs. The camera lingers more and more on the female form and story (some shots fetishistic) as his films progress. This is not a bad thing for guys who totally relate, but it seems Quentin has fallen hoplessly in love with his celluloid valkiries and lost his hard-edged viceral approach that onced pleased the average Joe. He still has a better cinematic eye than most but it's more style than substance. I still think his films are often better than 90% of what they're up against at the theater.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Just saw it a few hours ago

    by indyit

    Its MUCH better than Deathproof... i really really didnt like deathproof nor recognised what was any good with it... the little action it had was pretty awesome... but most of the dialogue in it neared boring. I feel the focus the movie takes plot wise is partially a lost opportunity... i liked what the movie focused on but i really wish it had more scenes with the basterds... theyre such badass characters and the movie ends up lingering too long on the other subplots sometimes. The movie is slow at times but never to such an effect where i checked the time or felt bored. But yeah, some scenes could have been tighter... but besides that no complaints... it was awesome and what id consider Tarantino's return to form.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai does not exist in this dojo

    by Continentalop

    Why should Cobra have to change his fucking routine? It is his God damn callin' card. Next someone is gonna ask Cap not to say "Avengers Assemble." <P> And the fact that you have to attack him for a harmless little schtick says more about you then it does about him. It says A LOT MORE.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I love different posters and their 'schtick'

    by Sweet Action Hero

    i even miss pigvomit3000.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    sorry, was it pigphart5000?

    by Sweet Action Hero

    it's been awhile.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Ominus thank you for the De Funes link !!!

    by charabicharabia

    What memories !!!! UND mouskat nus her muller !!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Oh and as for Inglorious Basterds

    by charabicharabia

    CAN'T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST

    didn't he durick pulp stories?

    by maitlanr

    what up with that i was like john travola icks dancing and he dead then he eating food with fun-guy who talks like samwell jackson but brother that aren't samwell jackson like XXX and Vin Decibels. And Holy Lord!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    A great portion of QT hate

    by kolchak

    is just people LOOKING for things to have problems with. Kill Bill was a great revenge film. Frankly, I liked it more than Jackie Brown at times. <p> He's not infallible, but you can't deny that he's good.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    If anybody knows....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    what in the holy FUCK maitlanr just said you win AICN.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    sorry

    by crackydoodledoo

    i really enjoyed it. He talked about his initial script being a mini series. It worked, for me, in the format shown. I hate to be a "debby downer", but please, negative nellys- what have you done?????

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST

    hahahahaha......maitlanr

    by charabicharabia

    Hate to be predictable but I might quote the line from one of my all time favorite films here: "in English please !"

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Maitlanr IS Speaking English ...

    by ThusSpakeSpymunk

    It's just the New English, of the common American man. In fact, his eloquence is obvious by comparison with other average American men, who can barely string three words into a single sentence and whose idea of criticism of a movie is "Dude, _ghey_!"

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:15 p.m. CST

    AKA Cokie's Commandoes.

    by Sal_Bando

    GAG

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    We're on to you.AICN has been taken over by plants.

    by jah_kingdom

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    taken over by plants, huh?

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    dude ghey!

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Donkee - could we make it "queso del pene"?

    by JuanSanchez

    Fits with JuanSanchez a little better, no?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I used to have a schtick

    by D.Vader

    It was calling everyone who was an idiot on here an "idiot".

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    well.............

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    did he durick pulp stories? Did he or didn't he?!? God.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    samwell jackson and vin decibels.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:38 p.m. CST

    MADNESS? THIS IS INGLORIOUS BASTERDS!!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    And people call 300 shitty?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Why do you people bash coke?

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Do you not realize coked fueled all the great films from the 70's? That it made Scorcese the man he is today? Sure it went mainstream in the 80's and then vanished in the 90's, but coke has made a nice little comeback in the 00's and now it is time you give it the respect it deserves.<p> One final thought: How can something that made Lindsay Lohan's career go bye bye be thought of a bad thing?

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    yes, it is

    by awardgiver

    300 was shitty. the same people who like that gay nazi fest and hate on the new Tarantino movie without even having seen it are the same people who come here from storm front to make dumb racist posts and then disappear quickly so they don't get their feelings hurt. fuck them. I'm going.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    by Continentalop

    I have been saying that forever. Look at Paul Schrader for fuck sake. <P> If anything, Frankenhead isn't doing enough coke. <P> And I would love to do an 8-ball off of Lindsay Lohan's skantacular body.

  • Aug. 16, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    so...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    you wanna do an 8-ball off of the crypt keeper? It's cool, man, everyone's got their own thing.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    cheyne_stoking_DMS

    by Continentalop

    What can I say? I find skanks hot. To quote James Caan in the Simpsons: <P> "Some people like a challenge. Not me."

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Palimpsest, you're right -- WHERE EAGLES DARE, baby!!!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    WHERE EAGLES DARE is still the benchmark that any movie like this has to top. Astoundingly, 41 years later that movie still kicks all kinds of major ass in every way imaginable.<p>And the next time you get a chance to watch it, take note of the body count. WHERE EAGLES DARE has to have one of the highest carnage counts ever. One time my brother and I had a blast of a weekend just scarfing down pizza and sitting through it like 3 times with pads and pens just trying to keep track of how many Nazis had actually gotten nailed. ("Wait, Clint threw the grenade AROUND the corner and technically took them ALL out. So go back a moment and freeze frame as they were running up, so we can get a correct count of the whole squad.")<p>Damn, now I need to throw that DVD in and stay up watching a bit of it. I love that movie!

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by ColinSL

    Tarantino isn't always popular in the talkbacks, (but who is?) It will be fun and memorable. The conservative Christian's reaction to Obama-Care - http://tiny.cc/obamacare190

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:52 a.m. CST

    So nobody see's the irony here...

    by mode_7

    Of a guy using a "hilarious" online persona he stole from somebody else to attack a movie director for being unoriginal. And yeah, I'd rather be discussing movies too but it's not really worth debating someone talking shit about a film they ain't even seen yet because they've got a personal grudge against a director they'll never meet.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Brilliant Movie

    by Charbarred

    I usually don't like watching a movie twice but as soon as I left the theatre I felt like watching the whole thing again. Looking forward to an extended director's cut as the film was a tad too short.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    smug bastErds

    by TheManWhoCan

    sick of smug pitt and those eyebrows promoting the movie!

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST

    What about Guns of Navarone

    by ominus

    if i am not mistaken,the Nazi casualties there were pretty big.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    mode did I fuck your wife or something? Why do you persist in creating fiction and causing friction?<p> An online persona stolen from somebody else - WTF?<p> Attacking QT for being unoriginal - WTF?<p> A personal grudge against a director - WTF?<p> Where do you conjure this shit from mode? Your ass?<p> The nice thing about AICN tb's is that they preserve for perpetuity what you write. Go ahead mode, show me the quote that backs up the bullshit coming from your mouth. No?<p> Now please fuck off. Don't talk to me. Or about me. Again.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Intelligent Geeks

    by Cockpoop

    Guys, do you realize how many plant posts there are in this talkback hyping this movie? They all say the exact same thing...honestly, you should be able to tell that this movie will suck just by looking at the trailer. It looks TERRIBLE. However. I will say Tarantino made nothing but good films up until Death Proof. Kill Bill Vol. 2 being the worst.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    AND...

    by Cockpoop

    Smylexx, JoeSweden,EWS, and Wormie1 are all plants. How pathetic. If they need plants gents then, you know they're worried. Plus you guys should read that NYT article on the Weinsteins. Floundering, they are, floundering...ahhh schadenfreude...

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    and indyit's a plant too

    by Cockpoop

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    cockpoop

    by ominus

    do u have link for that article?

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Ominus here you go:

    by Cockpoop

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/business/media/16wein.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all I don't know how to post it in tinyurl format but hope this is good enough.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    FUCK THE EXPENDABLES.

    by HoboCode

    It's going to be piece of fucking garbage and you all know it.

  • Aug. 17, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    hey cockpoop thanx for the link

    by ominus

    i appreciate it