Thursday, October 12, 2006

My baby does the grind

So Quentin Tarantino has a new movie coming out. He is once again working with Robert Rodriguez in a movie called Grindhouse.

The two directors are not strangers to each other as they shared the directorial duties in the film From Dusk Till Dawn and Tarantino directed a scene in Rodriguez film Sin City.

If your like me, you have no idea what Grindhouse means. It is a term that refers to exploitation films. In other words, films that rely not on being of high standards but more on their ability to sell audiences on their sex or violent content. In other words, true B movies.

The term started with these theatres first showing sleazy burlesque shows featuring the "bump 'n grind". This evolved into referring to those theatres as grindhouse cinemas as they would grind out these B-movie pictures 24 hours a day. In the 80s, grindhouse became an obsolete term with the advent of home video.

For this Grindhouse movie, Tarantino and Rodriguez are each directed one smaller movie with trailers for fake movies put in between the two features.

Rodriguez's film will be a zombie flick called Planet Terror while Tarantino's film will be a slasher film called Death Proof. The rumour is that Kurt Russell has replaced Mickey Rourke in the lead role of the slasher named Stuntman Mike. Planet Terror's cast includes Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn and Rose McGowan.

Here is the teaser trailer for the flick. It seems really violent and pretty tasteless. It isn't being released until April 2007.

Top 5 Quentin Tarantino Movies
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
4. Jackie Brown
5. Kill Bill Vol. 1

Obviously, Pulp Fiction would be #1 on my list. That is a movie I can watch anytime and not be tired of it. For some reason, the scene where Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) go up to that apartment to retrieve a briefcase just kills me. They walk down the hallway talking about mundane things like foot messages and stand in front of the door of the apartment. They then decide they are too early and walk away. Meanwhile the camera stays in front of the door and films the two of them walking away from the door from a distance like the camera is pissed off at them for not going in. That just kills me for some reason. I remember drunkenly trying to explain this to Coglero one night so we ended up watching it at 2 in the morning just so he could see what I was talking about. Needless to say, we both ended up passing out before that fateful scene even happened.



Blogger JMacK said...

Uh, it was 3am when you and Coglero came home drunk and decided to put Pulp Fiction on with full stereophonic sound blasting while you yelled over it and woke me up from a dead sleep. I believe I then had to get up and turn the movie and sound system off as you had both passed out with the movie still playing for me and all the neighbors to hear

7:55 PM  

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