A Christchurch film critic is more flattered than outraged after Quentin Tarantino’s girlfriend appeared to plagiarise his work. But he says an apology would be “nice”.
DJANGO UNCHAINED (Universal) Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo Dicaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson
Leonardo DiCaprio says filming violent scenes like in Django Unchained doesn’t deter him from wanting his movies to be great art. The bloody revenge film about slavery before the US Civil War has fuelled some of the debate about whether Hollywood shows too much on-screen violence.
Tyler Perry is on fire. The filmmaker’s latest movie, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” burned the rest of the competition by grossing $24 million, according to early estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
Quentin Tarantino’s movies are distinctive, thanks to several elements they typically share.
Brad Pitt gets top billing in Quentin Tarantino’s "Inglourious Basterds," but Austrian actor Christoph Waltz may have turned in the most memorable performance as a Nazi "Jew Hunter." Waltz, a 52-year-old veteran of German television, was hardly known outside of Europe, until now. Tarantino, insisting on actors with geographic origins similar to their characters, chose Waltz to play a complex and unforgettable villain: Nazi Col. Hans Landa
Back in his days as the geek god of clerks at Manhattan Beach Video Archives, Quentin Tarantino must have looked at all those World War II movies, especially the ones about plots to kill Hitler, and realized what was wrong: everybody knows the ending. Bad guys lose.