"I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I."
Robert Rodriguez made us wait an agonizingly long seven years before he felt that the script for the follow-up to Sin City was good enough to go into production, but the extra three months it took for him to choose the actress to play the femme fatale in the movie were almost unbearable. It was recently revealed that Eva Green has been selected to play Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, inspired casting that already has fans of the original movie and of the comic books created by Frank Miller salivating for opening day.
You can't have a great hero without a great villain. After all, it's the dastardly actions of the villains that provide the necessary obstacles for the heroes to overcome to achieve their greatness. But, just because a villain is evil to the core, that doesn't mean that she can't also be incredibly sexy. Help us choose the movies that have the hottest, the sexiest, the deadliest female villains.
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Posted 02.27.13 by BrentJS
Even though visionary writer-director Quentin Tarantino is arguably at the height of his career right now, with his latest movie, the Western-set-in-the-Deep South Django Unchained, both a commercial success — at $138 million and counting it is his highest-grossing North American release — and a critical favorite — it's nominated for five Academy Awards (on top of the Golden Globe it earned him for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture) — he is no less a controversial and divisive filmmaker today than when his first movie debuted back in 1992. Fellow filmmaker and frequent Tarantino critic Spike Lee is one of the most vocal opponents of his latest movie, saying Django Unchained is "disrespectful" of the history of slavery (though he admitted that he hasn't seen the movie and has no intention of seeing it). Other important figures in the black community have come out in support of the movie, however, such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, who applauded Django Unchained, saying that it captured "the cultural, physical and psychological pain" of slavery.
If you're one of the many for whom Django Unchained was an introduction to the violent, cool, hyper-realistic world of Quentin Tarantino cinema and now you are wondering what you've been missing all of these years (or, conversely, you hated it and want some more fuel to heap on the Tarantino fire), we've put together a list of movies that can help you become more knowledgeable of the style and language of his movies. We're not promising that you're going to love all of the movies on the list or get all of his cultural and cinematic references, but, in less than eight hours' time, you will be able to hold your own the next time Tarantino's name pops up in conversation. Let's do it! Both barrels blazing! >> Posted 01.22.13 by BrentJS
"No women, no kids, that's the rules."
In a civil society, there are few professions more reprehensible than that of hitman, cleaner, assassin, a job that, by definition, requires the death of another human being to exist at all. In real life, you wouldn't want to meet a hitman, let alone get to know one, but Hollywood hitmen are often far more interesting, engaging, relatable and...handsome, like Brad Pitt in his new movie, Killing Them Softly. Of course, it wouldn't be fair to dismiss Pitt's second go-round — the first being John Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith — as a contender for the movie hitmen hall of fame based solely on his looks, so we'll reserve judgment until Killing Them Softly debuts on Friday. In the meantime, help us determine what sort of competition Pitt's Jackie Cogan is up against by ranking the best movie hitmen of all time.
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 11.26.12 by BrentJS
"Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest. And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in."
Enter a vast cinematic world that feels very much like our own, but hyperrealistic — groovy, violent, romantic, frightening and filled with characters so interesting that even the most dastardly of them can be relatable, even likeable. The only rule in this world is that revenge can and will be served, be it at the end of a legendary samurai's sword or in a hail of double-barreled justice. Oooh, that’s a bingo! >> Posted 11.20.12 by BrentJS
If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?
see the 10 scenes that made our list >> Posted 09.03.10 by reelz
A few months back, Quentin Tarantino stated publicly that he will be doing Kill Bill 3. Shortly thereafter, Uma Thurman confirmed that she had already talked with Tarantino about starring once again as The Bride.
Now, Film 24 writes that Daryl Hannah has confirmed that the movie is a reality and that she will reprise her role as the villain Elle Driver. When last we left Elle in Kill Bill: Volume 2, she was blinded and left thrashing around the inside a trailer, with a black mamba snake no less. As Hannah points out, Elle ends up being the only villain on The Bride's hitlist who survives.
Think about it. There's always been a tradition of blind Samurais, and you never actually saw her expire in the other film.
It's anybody's guess as to what Tarantino has planned for the third installment. One theory posited by many fans is that Elle will end up mentoring the daughter of Viveca Fox's Vernita Green, whom The Bride kills early in Kill Bill: Volume 1. Or, it could be that Green's daughter fights The Bride's daughter, who was only four at the end of Kill Bill 2.
At this point, however, it's difficult to say how likely the project is to come to fruition. Apparently, 2014 is the target date, but Tarantino always has lots of ideas churning in his cinephiliac head, and it's never clear which ones will make it in front of the camera.
We'll let you know if we hear anymore news. Posted 02.04.10 by reelz
The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.
In day three of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight the Top 10 Action/Adventure Movies of the Decade. Posted 12.23.09 by reelz
A few weeks ago, Quentin Tarantino excited fans everywhere when he promised a sequel to Kill Bill: Vol. 2.
"The Bride will fight again!" he said.
Uma Thurman has now followed that up with confirmation that she has spoken with Tarantino about the project, which many speculate may involve a showdown between The Bride's daughter and the daughter of Vernita Green (played by Vivica Fox), one of The Bride's victims in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.
Speaking with MTV, Thurman said:
We did chat, we did chat. He has not yet finished the script. I don't even really know if he's really started it, although I got a taste of some of his ideas and they are really good.... He has started to share with me what he was thinking, and it's awesome.
So, it sounds as if we can definitely expect a third Kill Bill ... at some point. Remember how long it took Tarantino to finish the script for Inglourious Basterds. So although we're excited about these announcements, we're not holding out hope that we'll see a finished product anytime soon.
And, of course, we have to wonder: Now that Bill is dead (c'mon, is it really a spoiler given the movie names), will the Kill Bill name still apply, simply for consistency? Or will Tarantino come up with a different name, possible starting a whole new series?
MTV tried to prod Thurman for further details, finally leading her to cry out, "I can't tell you! I'm sorry!" Posted 10.16.09 by reelz
For cinephiles (pronounced “movie nerds”), the works of Quentin Tarantino aren’t just fun on their own terms: They’re packed with nods, winks, and say-no-mores to other movies, genre clichés, and Tarantino’s own conventions. His characters are no exception, though some of them may pop us for saying so.
When Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds rides a pile of Nazi corpses into a theater near you, it’s a pretty safe bet that some of the writer-director’s favorite stock characters will be along for the genoride. And yes, many of them will be movie buffs. Here are the ones to watch for with your one good eye through a hail of bullets, sleet of blood, and freezing rain of gore.
Check out the Top 10 Tarantino Character Types. Posted 08.14.09 by reelz
The Thai newspaper The Nation reports that David Carradine was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok by a maid. While initial reports indicated an apparent suicide, friends and family members stepped forward to say they doubted that was the case. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said he died either this morning or yesterday evening but would not comment further.
The 72-year-old actor starred in a wide range of movie and TV roles over a nearly 50-year career. Arguably his two most famous were as Shaolin priest Kwai Chang Caine on the hit 1970s TV show Kung Fu and as folk singer Woody Guthrie in the 1976 biopic Bound for Glory. He also starred in the 1972 Martin Scorsese movie Boxcar Bertha and the 1977 Ingmar Bergman movie The Serpent's Egg.
Carradine experienced a resurgence in 2003 when Quentin Tarantino chose him to play the title role in his two Kill Bill movies. He was in Thailand to shoot the upcoming movie Stretch, according to his personal manager Chuck Binder, who added that the death is "shocking and sad. He was full of life, always wanting to work ... a great person."
David Carradine came from a family of actors that included his father, John Carradine, and his surviving half-brothers, Robert Carradine and Keith Carradine. Posted 06.04.09 by reelz