Inglourious Basterds

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15 Little-Known Facts About Inglourious Basterds

Join us for Happy Hour on Fri, March 27 5:30p. The day’s special: Inglourious Basterds.

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14 Movies to Help You Get Through Valentine’s Day

Catch Eyes Wide Shut on Fri, Feb 14 at 8/7c, followed by Wonderland at 11:30/10:30c.

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Quentin Tarantino talks possible “Inglourious Basterds” spinoff “Killer Crow”

“It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it,” he says.

Our top 10 favorite movie scars, from “Harry Potter” to “The Dark Knight” (photo)

Our top 10 favorite movie scars, from “Harry Potter” to “The Dark Knight”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” officially concludes the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s multi-volume story about a little wizard boy who didn’t quite know what to make of a jagged lightning bolt scar on his forehead. Harry’s not alone, though. Scars are great conversation starters for anyone who’s ever lived through a fight […]

Mélanie Laurent’s Grand Performance (photo)

Mélanie Laurent’s Grand Performance

Christoph Waltz may have won the Oscar and Michael Fassbender may have nailed the dry British accent, but to many, the true breakthrough performance of last year’s “Inglourious Basterds” belonged to Mélanie Laurent, who as the beautiful but deadly Shosanna Dreyfus held that film’s revenge narrative together with her hypnotically vengeful blue eyes. Now, the […]

The morality of making movies about the Holocaust. (photo)

The morality of making movies about the Holocaust.

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s “Shutter Island”/”Inglourious Basterds” op-ed in The Australian has been making the rounds for the last few weeks, jumping from one paper to another. (If you haven’t seen “Shutter Island” and want to go in rasa, stop reading now, though there’s nothing here that isn’t in the first reel.) The editorial, which claims the […]

How Apatow’s actors have fared after “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared.” (photo)

How Apatow’s actors have fared after “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared.”

Judd Apatow veteran Jay Baruchel arrives to yank us out of the post-Oscar hysteria, addressing the rigors of time-filler filmmaking. Discussing his low-concept vehicle “She’s Out Of My League” in the LA Times, he notes, “there were some days when I [was…] having a dog lick pâté off my crotch for 12 hours. When I […]

The star-powered movie isn’t dead, it’s just resting. (photo)

The star-powered movie isn’t dead, it’s just resting.

Wendy Ide at the London Times makes an Oscary point that’s become almost a meme I’d like to dispatch once and for all if I could. She claims the nominations are playing out “a struggle for the future of Hollywood.” But… remember the famous 1996 arthouse shoot-out of “The English Patient,” “Fargo,” “Secrets & Lies” […]

Oscars 2010: The armed forces vs the alien insurgents. (photo)

Oscars 2010: The armed forces vs the alien insurgents.

Despite the early buzz around “Precious” and the timely subject matter of “Up in the Air,” it’s looking more and more like this year’s Oscar race is going to come down to a battle of the exes, of the alien insurgents versus the armed forces, the most expensive film ever made against a particularly well-funded […]

The Anti-Blockbuster (photo)

The Anti-Blockbuster

Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” has been the most discussed film of 2009, and so I’ll assume you’re fluent with its narrative’s yards of entwining taffy and with Christoph Waltz’s entrancing piece of supporting-perf gamesmanship, and so on, and move on toward simply saying it is the best American movie of the year, and an impossible-to-dislike […]