Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) – In 2007 Grindhouse aimed to bring back exploitation cinema in a big way. It did, but the movie’s less-than-stellar box office returns nixed Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s big plan to make a whole series of these types of films. Grindhouse came complete with fake trailers. One of them, … Continue reading

Grindhouse (2007)

Grindhouse (2007) — Sweet Jesus I have been waiting for this for about three years, ever since I got out of the theater after seeing this the first (and until now only) time.  Planet Terror and Death Proof have been available separately for years now but this is what Grindhouse was all about: getting the … Continue reading

The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

The Inglorious Bastards (1978) — Like they said on Entourage, “Quentin Tarantino only rips off the best.”  The plot: in 1944 in France a bunch of American soldiers are headed to court martial but their convoy is attacked by Germans.  Everyone is killed except for five prisoners.  The Americans will re-capture, court martial, and probably … Continue reading

Halloween II (2009)

Halloween II (2009) — Anyone noticing a pattern here?  Three Michael Myers movies in one day.  Plus a movie featuring Mike Myers yesterday (interestingly enough Mike Myers is mentioned in Halloween II).  So more of what worked in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, less of what didn’t, but it still evens out to about the same.  The … Continue reading

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds (2009) — The last line of the movie [minor sort-of-but-not-really spoiler] is “I think this just might be my masterpiece.” While Brad Pitt is the one speaking the words, I think it’s probably Quentin Tarantino commenting on the movie that just concluded.  [thus endeth “spoiler”].  Tarantino had put a French New Wave spin … Continue reading