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Mad Movie Buff Tarantino Ponies Up Cash to Save L.A.’s Beloved New Beverly Cinema

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  If New Yorkers have Film Forum and the Parisians have the Cinémathèque Française, so too do the people of Los Angeles have their beloved, seedy New Beverly Cinema. Famous for midnight screenings, double features, running 35mm prints, and hosting festivals that are more John Hughes or Russ Meyer than Francois Truffaut or Stan Brakhage, the movie palace was under ... Read More »

What if Anderson, Tarantino, Goddard, or Lynch Directed The Super Bowl?

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  As we finalize our chips-and-dip plans for Super Bowl XLIV, we were pleased today to see SlateV’s nifty little vid offering speculative takes on what it would look like if some of our favorite filmmakers directed the “big game”. Here, classic tackles are given that extra Tarantino crunch a la “Kill Bill”, Eli Manning has a Lynchian freak out ... Read More »

Tarantino’s Inglourious Inspirations

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The critics may have mixed reviews for Quentin Tarantino’s WWII flick, ‘Inglourious Basterds‘ (though it still rocks an impressive 88% Fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes). But one thing about Tarantino is undeniable — the man loves movies. In fact, one of the best part of watching a QT flick is trying to spot his influences, and discovering new movies ... Read More »

Tarantino’s Top Twenty

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Just in time for the hotly anticipated ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ Quentin Tarantino has shared his top 20 flicks with Sky Movies. Not his all-time favorites, mind you, but the best that have come out since he started his career in 1992. The gruesome ‘Battle Royale‘ tops the list, and Tarantino even admits: “if there is any movie that has been made ... Read More »

T-Shirt Hunting at SXSW, Quentin’s Clapper, and Hogwarts Destroyed

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  Visitors seem to be handing the naked bodies and other attendant weirdness of Mariana Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective quite well, thank you. (NYT)   British Airways cabin crews staged a walkout this Sunday to protest pay and working conditions, causing havoc at Gatwick and Heathrow. Workers plan to strike again Saturday the 27th. Plan accordingly. (USA Today)   Forget band ... Read More »

Machu Picchu Reopens in April, Trading Coke for Tourists, and Scorsese Does Coco

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  Columbia continues to try to switch its leading industry from cocaine production to tourism, sometimes with nasty overlaps. (Matador)   Martin Scorsese’s next project will have him directing a short film for superbrand Chanel. (My Fashion Life)   After seven deaths, thousands homeless, and hundreds of tourists stranded, Maccu Picchu is returning to normal after disruptive mudslides damaged nearby ... Read More »

The “Lost Art of ‘Inglourious Basterds’” To Aid Haiti Relief in L.A.

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  Think you’ve seen all the bloodshed, bullets, and baseball bats you were going to get from Quentin Tarantino for a while? Wrong. Thanks to an exhibit by West Coast streetwear and skateboard kings Upper Playground, you’ve got 12 new stomach-turning takes on Tarantino’s “Natzi Killin’” whopper, “Inglourious Basterds”, and a chance to help the people of Haiti. Read More »

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