Quentin Tarantino: Articles

Quentin Tarantino Walk of Fame Star Unveiling Ceremony: Peaceful Despite Police Threats

Quentin Tarantino star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also in the photo: Demián Bichir, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and other 'The Hateful Eight' cast members. Quentin Tarantino gets star on Hollywood Walk Fame: No police protests or anti-Tarantino rally Quentin Tarantino, who has been making movies for nearly […]

'Ryan's Daughter' Actor Christopher Jones Who Turned Down 'Pulp Fiction' Dead

'Ryan's Daughter' actor Christopher Jones dead at 72: Quit acting following nervous breakdown after Sharon Tate murder, in later years turned down Quentin Tarantino movie offer Christopher Jones, who had a key role in David Lean's 1970 romantic epic Ryan's Daughter, died of complications from gallbladder cancer last Friday, January […]

Scarlett Johansson Hot 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Poster + 'The Hateful Eight' & Screenplay Leaks

Hot Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in one of the character posters for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hot Scarlett Johansson in latest 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' poster Scarlett Johansson has created quite a bit of a stir in recent days. Yesterday, Jan. 30, Captain America: The Winter Soldier posters came out, […]

'Judgment at Nuremberg' & Joan Fontaine: Kramer's Best 'Message Movie' & Only Hitchcock Acting Oscar Winner

Judgment at Nuremberg with Maximilian Schell. Stanley Kramer's most effective “message movie,” the 1961 courtroom/political drama Judgment at Nuremberg is a fictionalized restaging of the post-World War II Judges' Trial of Nazi Germany judges and prosecutors, which was held in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg in 1947. Besides its mostly […]

'The Hobbit': Domestic Blockbuster or Box Office Disappointment + Surprising Victor Hugo Musical Hit

The Hobbit with the Gollum a.k.a. Andy Serkis. Starring Martin Freeman as the young Bilbo Baggins, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the first installment in the cinematic trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's (not all that long) 1937 novel The Hobbit – is both a domestic blockbuster and […]

'Django Unchained' Trailer + Lindsay Lohan Hospitalization Media Frenzy & Kristen Stewart Kiss

Django Unchained trailer with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx Django Unchained trailer is out. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds fame, Django Unchained is set two years before the Civil War. Jamie Foxx, in a career comeback following his Best Actor Oscar win nearly 8 […]

Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie

A Bloody Disgusting writer reports the recent arrival at his doorstep of a package containing an unidentified USB flash drive. It turned out the flash drive featured a viral clip from, in all probability, Paramount's upcoming Paranormal Activity 2. Instead of the bed ghosts – here's wondering if they caused […]

'Somewhere' Movie Tops Venice: Sofia Coppola Ex-Boyfriend Quentin Tarantino Headed Jury

Somewhere movie with Elle Fanning and Stephen Dorff Sofia Coppola's Somewhere movie, hardly a unanimous critical hit (see further below), was the unanimous Golden Lion winner at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Coppola's fellow Italian-American filmmaker – and former boyfriend – Quentin Tarantino headed the seven-person jury, which also included […]

Jeff Bridges & Christoph Waltz Oscar Acceptance Speech + Molly Ringwald & Jon Cryer

Jeff Bridges. Best Actor Jeff Bridges' Oscar acceptance speech: “Oh! Thank you, Academy members! Mom and dad, yeah, look! Whoo! “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession. Oh, my dad and my mom, they loved show biz so much. I remember my mom, […]

Vera Farmiga & Charlize Theron + James Taylor & 'Prudence' Oscar Row: Academy Awards

Vera Farmiga on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Best Supporting Actress nominee Vera Farmiga Vera Farmiga arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards, held on March 7, '10, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Farmiga was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, also […]

Iraq War & Corporate Downsizing Top WGA Awards + Stark German Drama Is Surprise ASC Winner

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original […]

Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges

Best Actor Oscar nominees Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2010 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's five Best Actor nominees are in the running for the […]

DGA Awards: Kathryn Bigelow First Woman Winner & Ceremony Focus on Gender

Jan. 31 update: Perhaps it's a good thing that the Directors Guild Award ceremony wasn't televised. TV audiences were spared having to listen to Quentin Tarantino say “both my testicles were totally tingling through the whole thing,” following Brad Pitt's introduction to his Inglourious Basterds director. Or The Hurt Locker's […]

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer Anna Kendrick (pictured above, with Eli Roth) was nominated for the best supporting actress SAG Award for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, in which she plays opposite George Clooney. As expected, Kendrick lost to Precious' Mo'Nique, who'll surely end up with an […]

Matthew Morrison & Tobey Maguire + Chloë Sevigny & Julianna Margulies: Golden Globes

Julianne Moore (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA)   Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore was in the running for a best supporting actress Golden Globe for her performance in A Single Man, Tom Ford's drama starring Venice Film Festival best actor winner Colin Firth. In the film, Firth plays a […]

Kathryn Bigelow & Lee Daniels: DGA Awards & Women, Blacks, Gays

Kathryn Bigelow directing The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment) Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) is a first-time Directors Guild of America nominee, but her former husband James Cameron (Avatar) won the DGA Award for his megablockbuster Titanic back in early 1998. Lee Daniels (Precious) and Jason Reitman (Up […]

Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron: DGA Award Nominations

Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), James Cameron (Avatar), Lee Daniels (Precious), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) are the Directors Guild of America's five nominees for their best motion picture director of 2009 award. Among those not shortlisted by DGA voters were Joel and Ethan […]

Susan Sarandon Sympathy Oscar Nod? + Megan Fox & Robert Pattinson Sexiest Stars

Susan Sarandon in The Lovely Bones. Best Actress Academy Award winner (Dead Man Walking, 1995) Susan Sarandon isn't exactly a top contender for the Academy Awards early next year for her performance as a young-looking granny in Peter Jackson's supernatural crime/psychological drama The Lovely Bones – a critical and box […]

Golden Globes Predictions Best Screenplay

Golden Globes 2010 Predictions - Best Screenplay Jane Campion, Bright Star (above, Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw) A poet's brief and tragic love affair Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (above, Paula Patton) An illiterate pregnant teen, her teacher, her social worker & her mother Peter Jackson, […]

Golden Globes 2010 Predictions - Best Supporting Actor

2010 Golden Globe Predictions - Best Supporting Actor George Clooney, The Men Who Stare at Goats (with Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges) A man with a (goat-)killer stare Matt Damon, Invictus A rugby player attempts to Save His Nation Christopher Plummer, The Last Station Leo Tolstoy, wine-drinking radical ideologue Stanley Tucci, […]

Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Demme & Kirk Douglas: Honorary Oscar Presenters

Oscar winners Anjelica Huston, Jonathan Demme, and Quentin Tarantino, and Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas will be some of the presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' first Governors Awards event on November 14 at Hollywood & Highland Center's Grand Ballroom. The evening will feature presentations of […]

'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut

'The Final Destination.' Sept. 6, '09, update: The Final Destination held on to the No. 1 spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend with $12.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. New Line Cinema's David R. Ellis-directed horror sequel scored an average […]

Monica Bellucci & Asia Argento + Jean-Marc Barr & Sophie Marceau: Cannes Film Festival

Laura Neiva in Adrift. Cannes 2009 review snippets At Firstshowing.net, Alex Billington on À Deriva / Adrift (above, with Laura Neiva), screened in the Un Certain Regard sidebar: “I think I stumbled across a big Cannes sleeper hit. From the beaches of Brazil comes Adrift, known as À Deriva in […]

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event. '2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas […]

Quentin Tarantino 'Pulp Fiction' Screening

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, a 1994 Best Picture nominee (and, in my view, one of the most overrated movies of all time), will be screened in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel […]

Quentin Tarantino vs. the New Italian Cinema + New Academy Rules

While accepting his title as Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic this past June 14, Pedro Almodóvar remarked that “Quentin Tarantino is simpatico and talented, but he sometimes suffers from a sort of verbal incontinence.” Almodóvar was referring to the American director's recent put-down of the […]