While many great directors go on to make films well into their 60s and 70s, Quentin Tarantino doesn't plan to be one of them. The Hateful Eight director has confirmed that he intends to make only two more movies before retiring.Speaking at the Jerusalem Cinematheque after a screening of Pulp Fiction, Tarantino explained that he will stop directing after finishing 10 films--for now at least."I’m planning on stopping at 10," he said, via Variety. "So it'll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f**king man, that geriatric one, exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn't contaminate the other 10."This isn't the first time that Tarantino has spoken about his intention to quit directing. In 2014, Deadline quoted the filmmaker as saying: "I … [Read more...] about Quentin Tarantino Says He Will Only Make Two More Films
Back in the day it was so simple. A quick blast of the Fox fanfare or glimpse of the Warner Bros. shield and we’d be off to the races. So dominant was the studio imprimatur that no additional preamble was needed. How, then, have we reached the point that every film has so many company logos tacked on the top of it you could probably take a trip to the restroom and back without missingTake the recent drama Hotel Mumbai, for example, which subjects us to no fewer than six separate intertitles before finally getting round to the movie proper. No doubt each one of the entities trumpeted (Screen Australia, Arclight Films, Singapore-based Xeitgeist Entertainment Group and so on) played an integral part in making this gruelling recreation of Mumbai’s 2008 terrorist attacks an actuality. But did every one of them really need their own 10-second spotlight – immediately followed by a shout-out in the opening titles themselves? Credit where it’s due is all well and … [Read more...] about Is it just me, or are there too many logos at the start of films?
By Patrick Cavanaugh - July 12, 2019 11:20 am EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Throughout the '80s, horror dominated the pop culture landscape, as franchises like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th made its terrifying villains household names. The slasher subgenre and the home video boom made it easier than ever to make formulaic films that audiences could easily consume. The '90s brought films like Jacob's Ladder and The Silence of the Lambs, which would be deemed "psychological thrillers," taking horror in a more dramatic direction. Heading towards the millennium, the genre was divided between cartoonish killers and grounded mysteries, making a full-blown horror story feel like a thing of the past. Filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez and collaborator Daniel Myrick had grown tired of the genre in the '90s, leading them to embark on a production that would change the face of horror forever. The Blair Witch Project is … [Read more...] about The Blair Witch Project Director Eduardo Sanchez Looks Back on the Groundbreaking Film 20 Years Later
By Charlie Ridgely - March 2, 2018 03:42 pm EST Share 1 Comments 1 Netflix has a brand new superhero on the way, with an all-star creative team bringing the project to life. According to Deadline, Netflix has officially ordered the feature film Past Midnight to production. While many plot details are being kept quiet, Past Midnight is being described as a new type of vigilante superhero story. Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, who was once attached to direct The Flash movie for Warner Bros., will helm the new film with a script written by TJ Fixman. Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, are set to produce. John Wick and Matrix star Keanu Reeves is reportedly in talks to play the lead role in the film, though no other casting decisions have been revealed at this time. Netflix won the rights to Fixman's script in a hot contest against various other studios. The writer has been a rising star of sorts in Hollywood … [Read more...] about ‘Infinity War’s Russo Brothers Producing New Superhero Film for Netflix, Keanu Reeves in Talks to Star
By Patrick Cavanaugh - September 10, 2019 04:48 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Bill Moseley reprises his role as Otis Driftwood from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects in the upcoming 3 From Hell, marking the third time he's brought the sadistic serial killer to life, but one other character from his career that he'd love to reprise is "Chop Top" Sawyer from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. The film served as Moseley's breakout role, leading to a number of other compelling performances in the horror genre, including an appearance in 2013's Texas Chainsaw 3D. Unfortunately, despite how much Moseley himself and fans would love to see another appearance of the character, the complicated nature of movie studio rights is seemingly preventing that character from coming back to the big screen. "Well, always Chop Top, absolutely, from Chainsaw 2," Moseley shared with ComicBook.com when discussing characters he'd like to play again. "I would … [Read more...] about Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Star Still Wants to Reprise Chop Top for a New Film