Tales from the Cineplex
Random Musings from the Entertainment Desk
Hitting the Silver Screen…
I’m not sure how I should feel about this weekend.
On the positive side of things, one of my most anticipated movies of the summer, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” is coming out. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this movie for a long time and thus common sense would dictate that I would be MOST excited.
Alas, common sense and I parted ways a long time ago.
Today is August 21. There is a little over a week left to go before classes resume. Bad times.
So, in additionto being a fun filled cinematic experience, “Inglourious Basterds” also represents the end of summer vacation. After it hits the screens, there’s nothing really to look forward to for some time. Also, it’s the last of my “Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer” blog from a few months back.
Stay tuned for a complete wrap up of that later in the week.
As I crossed off movies from that list, there’s was always still “Basterds,” looming large way back there at the end of August.
But now we’re here. After this one, my list is gone baby gone and summer right along with it.
What makes this even more depressing is that it may be my LAST honest to god summer ever. Next summer I will be a college graduate and the world will be my oyster.
Oh wait. I have a degree in English and Journalism.
The world will be my…er… dumpster. The world will be my empty refrigerator box. The world will be my ticket to “The Collector.”
Alright, well I’m certain that you didn’t come here to read about me feeling sorry for myself and lamenting another summer past. For that you can just visit my facebook page or show up at my house.
If there’s one thing that I love to do, it’s lament.
To the business at hand.
If you’re unawares, “Inglourious Basterds” is the sixth film from Quentin Tarantino, not the seventh as it says in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Kill Bill” isn’t two films but one big one. Geez, it’s that kind of shotty reporting that’s killing the newspaper industry.
In any case, “Basterds” stars Brad Pitt as the leader of a platoon of Jewish American soldiers behind German lines during WWII. They’re men on a mission and that mission is to kill and maim as many Nazis as possible. Their goal is to strike fear in the hearts of the German army through these actions.
If there’s a line from the trailer that best sums up the film, it’s this: “We ain’t in the prisoner taking business, we’re in the killing Nazi business and cousin, business is booming.”
Unapologetically violent, talky and fun. Tarantino in a nutshell
But if you disagree with that statement, there are a few other options for you.
You could check out Tarantino-crony and all around cool dude Robert Rodriguez’s latest kid’s movie about a wishing rock.
Meh. Doesn’t look like a winner but there really hasn’t been a kids movie out for a bit so who knows.
For the ladies we have one of the “Gilmore Girls” in a movie called “Post Grad.”
After my earlier rant about life after college, I may just need to see this puppy to settle my nerves a bit.
Sadly, my favorite “Gilmore” has always been Lauren Graham and this one stars Alexis Bledel, aka “The OTHER Gilmore.”
Box Office Predictions
Well, I’m 5 for 6 so far but this week is going to kill me. I honestly have NO read on what the aforementioned new movies will make. This is a total shot in the dark, the prognostication equivalent of running the New York Islanders.
1.) “District 9″
2.) “Inglourious Basterds”
3.) ”Time Traveler’s Wife”
Yikes. Well, I’m prepared to drop to 5 for 9, still not too shabby I suppose. Have a pleasant weekend at the cinema kiddies and do your best to help my predictions come true! Please?
Vaya con dios.