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11:00 AM on 11.07.2014

Tarantino's Hateful Eight gets synopsis, full cast revealed

After months of struggling with a leaked script leading to rewrites, production for Quentin Tarantino's next film, The Hateful Eight, begins next January. Because it's so close, the Weinstein Company has released both the fil...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Hateful Eight official release date an 70mm love

Ready for some great news? Not only is Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight coming out next year in fall of 2015, but it will also be getting one of the widest 70mm release in years. Tarantino has been long bragging abo...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Tarantino drafting new Hateful Eight script

The drama over Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight has been pretty crazy. After the script leaked online he swore he was going to put the film on the back burner, and then decide to hold a one-time only reading of the ...

Matthew Razak

9:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Quentin Tarantino live reading 'Hateful Eight' script in Los Angeles

Quentin Tarantino, understandably upset when the script to Hateful Eight leaked out in January, decided to shelve the project indefinitely. Fans were upset, taking to the streets with torches and pitchforks.. nah, just kiddin...

Jonathan Wray

Movie Monday for February 03, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for February 03, 2014
by Michael Jordan

Hey movie fans, Super Bowl has come and gone, and we got all the trailers and movie info that might have gotten buried while you were drinking the big game away.

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9:00 AM on 01.28.2014

Quentin Tarantino Sues Gawker Media

Recently, Quentin Tarantino filed a contributory copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media, famous for publications like Kotaku, Vallywag, and (of course) Gawker. The suit claims that, by linking to a download of Ta...

Mike Cosimano

Movie Monday for January 27, 2014 photo
Movie Monday for January 27, 2014
by Michael Jordan

Welcome Movie Fan! How is your hang over? Hurts? Too Bad! It's time for Movie Monday!

Strap in and get your week started with the movie news you might have missed!

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6:10 PM on 01.22.2014

Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Might Not Happen

I just heard the most disappointing news of the year, and we're not even done with January. Recently, the first draft of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight screenplay was leaked by one of six people: Bruce Dern, Michael Ma...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Quentin Tarantino is doing another Western, apparently

On the Tonight Show last night, Quentin Tarantino apparently announced that his next film would be a Western. That's great! I loved Django Unchained, it's no Inglorious Basterds, but it's an instant classic. Top two Tarantino...

Mike Cosimano

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Food & drink in Pulp Fiction photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Food & drink in Pulp Fiction
by Nathan Hardisty

Quentin Tarantino’s beautiful vision of a Los Angeles soaked in sin is unlike any other. The film has truly transcended genre -- though it pulls from action, crime, romance, vignette collection and more -- and has burst into the springs of pop culture. Cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike use its dialogue as conversation filler, academics still revel in its violent moral decay and I am looking forward to passing on my unflinching love of the film to future generations.

What truly separates Pulp Fiction, however, is the layers of meaning and, specifically, how Tarantino uses normality as a way to both entertain and horrify his audience. Food and drink in Pulp Fiction plays such a keyly vicious role that I wish to spend the next ten minutes discussing them (rhetorically, of course) with you. In fact every week I’d love to discuss quirks, psychology and mechanics within films that mean something to me. Welcome to NRH’s Weekly Analysis, an analysis (look!) weekly (gasp!) written by me, NRH (swoon!).

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Flixist Awards 2012: Best Director photo
Flixist Awards 2012: Best Director
by Matthew Razak

The 2012 Flixist Awards (known as the Golden Pterodactyls by those in the know) have arrived. Now that those far less important awards have come and gone, it's time to get down to the ones that really matter. We'll be spending the next week honoring the best films of 2012. To kick things off we're opening with a big one: Best Director.

Our nominees this year are basically a who's who of directing ranging from seasoned pros like Steven Spielberg to indy darlings like Wes Anderson. It's a telling fact about the wide variety and quality of film we got last year that we have such depth to our nominees. We also didn't forget about how truly good The Master was unlike every other person who watches movies. It was definitely a good year for talented directors to show us their best, but only one could win...

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Flix for Short: SNL's Djesus Uncrossed photo
Flix for Short: SNL's Djesus Uncrossed
by Hubert Vigilla

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a great parody of Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino movies in general. Behold Djesus Uncrossed, with Christoph Waltz as the Man (with No Name) of Galilee. I'm not going to give away any of the gags, so just watch the mayhem in the video above already.

Though Tarantino is already making retirement plans, he would like to do a third movie featuring rewritten history. He hasn't yet decided what the capper would be to Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained, however.

And on a sidenote related to Quentin Tarantino, people in NYC can see a weekend-long Pam Grier film retrospective from March 15-17. Grier herself will be in attendance at screenings of Jackie Brown, Coffy, and The Big Bird Cage, and will also have a discussion about her badass career.

[Via Collider]

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Deep Analysis: Django Unchained  photo
Deep Analysis: Django Unchained
by Nick Valdez

Django Unchained is a peculiar film. It tip toes along a fine line between vigorous exploitation and gentle subtly. At times, it feels like it is fighting itself to decide what kind of film it wants to be. Does it want to be a homage to the antebellum south and classic western films or would it prefer to steep itself in modernity and pop culture references like in most Tarantino films? 

As the two tones of the film collide and try to reach an equilibrium, the roles of characters are thrown into flux. Who is the main character? Whose story is given more importance, Schultz or Django?

Turns out, the film is about both of the heroes and manages to fit two hero's journeys within its narrative. And before you read on, I'd like to point out there is some major spoilage going on in this article. So if you'd like, and if you've seen Django Unchained, please read on for an examination of Schultz and Django's stories. And boy, this is a long one. 

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3:00 PM on 01.03.2013

The pop culture references of Quentin Tarantino movies

Quentin Tarantino's films have always been rife with references: movies, actors, bands, songs, comic books, and so on. The people over at College Humor have compiled a lot of these pop culture references into a five-minute n...

Hubert Vigilla

Review: Django Unchained photo
Review: Django Unchained
by Geoff Henao

Quentin Tarantino and his style of filmmaking really don't need an introduction. With a directorial career spanning over two decades and eight films (not including the films he's co-written/produced/introduced/etc.), Tarantino's been somewhat of a whirlwind in Hollywood with his stylistic vision and film-obsessed knowledge. If you've somehow never seen a Tarantino film, let alone heard of him, Django Unchained might actually be a great primer for new viewers. It's no Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction, but still a worthy addition to the Tarantino canon.

Then again, aren't they all?

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4:00 PM on 11.29.2012

Quentin Tarantino talks retirement plans

In a directors' roundtable interview for Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino has admitted that he's already planning his eventual retirement from movie directing. The reason? In his view, the move to digital projection has...

Xander Markham

7:00 PM on 11.15.2012

Isla Fisher in talks to star in Jackie Brown prequel

The ever lovely Isla Fisher is apparently in talks to co-star in the as-of-yet titled prequel to Jackie Brown, a thing I wasn't even aware existed. Based on the novel The Switch by Elmore Leonard, the film will follow Sa...

Thor Latham

4:00 PM on 11.12.2012

New theatrical poster for Django Unchained

After having just seen the trailer again before a showing of Skyfall (awesome, by the way), I think Django Unchained is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated movies of the winter. A new theatrical poster has been r...

Thor Latham

1:00 PM on 10.31.2012

New images from Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

Some new pics have arrived from Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western. While we get our extra looks at Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, we also get a first glimpse at Don ...

Hubert Vigilla

3:00 PM on 10.24.2012

Trailer: Django Unchained

This new trailer for Django Unchained is "off the chain." We get a little more of DiCaprio's Calvin Candie (more aggressive than he was in the previous trailer), more of Django's blue suit thing, more guns and shooty action-...

Nick Valdez

Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction return to theaters in Dec. photo
Reservoir Dogs & Pulp Fiction return to theaters in Dec.
by Hubert Vigilla

There's a whole lot of Quentin Tarantino going on at the end of the year. There's Django Unchained on Christmas Day and there's the Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection Blu-ray in late November. Sandwiched between those, however, is the return of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to the big screen, both playing one night only through Fathom Events.

Reservoir Dogs (which turned 20 this year) is up first on Tuesday, December 4th. Pulp Fiction will follow on Thursday, December 6th. Both screenings start at 7:00pm.

For more info, go here for Reservoir Dogs and go here for Pulp Fiction.

[Via The Film Stage]

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12:00 PM on 10.19.2012

New character posters for 'Django Unchained'

If, somehow, you had forgotten all of the awesome people that were starring in Django Unchained, these new snazzy character posters will quickly remind you why you should be excited for Quentin Tarantinto's next big thing. Ja...

Thor Latham