If anyone knows Brendan and his taste in movies then you know that he is a Tarantino enthusiast. So without a question he would rush to see the new Tarantino film Django Uncahined. For those of you who don’t know Quentin Tarantino has made such films as Kill Bill Vol. 1&2, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, and Brendan’s favorite Jackie Brown. Django Unchained is the newest edition to his repertoire, and might I say it may possibly be his best! He has taken his love for the spaghetti western genre and done something that no one has successfully dared to do, and that is make a film about slavery. Racism is still a touchy subject in America and this film takes it head on and definitely exploits is, but hey Tarantino loves exploitation. He has taken the Django franchise and put it on a whole new level. For those of you who don’t know Django is the equivalent to the spaghetti western James Bond, there are many films with the main character but the lead actor changes… a lot. The last spaghetti western in the chapters of the Django series was Sukiyaki Western Django (which translates to Spaghetti Western Django.) It starred Tarantino, and was a kung-fu/spaghetti western about a young Django, and might I say it was pretty good. But now on to the main event, the new Django! Starring Jamie Foxx (who I cannot stand), Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Don Johnson, and the original Django Franco Nero! This star studded cast has made an almost 3 hour movie, and they made it well, and went balls out! This film is accompanied by a varying soundtrack from Ennio Morricone music, to Rick Ross, to a remix of James Brown and Tupac! The only bad criticism I have to say about this movie is it is his first film not edited my Sally Menke, and you can obviously tell at some points that it is not. But besides that it was well edited! This would definitely be Tarantino’s best written movie, and the dialogue is wittier than ever! This may turn out to be one of his most quotable movies, and it does have one of the best movie soundtracks that I have ever heard. [xrr rating=9/10]
When you think of Sam Raimi what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules, the Evil Dead trilogy, or the incredibly dreadful Spiderman Trilogy? When I think of Mr. Raimi, or the whole Raimi family for that matter, I will pretend that they never made the Spiderman movies, and I will pretend that everything that they have made was good. The only pure shit movies they have ever made (sorry Ted!) were the Spiderman movies and Drag Me To Hell. After taking that into consideration I ventured forth into the movie theater this weekend to ‘peep the new flick’ The Possession. At first I was extremely turned off by the fact of the horrible disgusting clientele at this movie theater. I must say I could NOT get sucked into the movie because of the little asses that were in front of us. That all put aside the movie was EXTREMELY intense, and was very well put together. With an all star cast lead by James Dean Morgan (father of Sam and Dean Winchester on the hit TV show Supernatural) I new that we were going to be in for a treat! The Possession had you from the first second of the film by panning in on an elderly lady staring at a box that you knew had something wrong with it. James Dean Morgan’s daughter had her heart set on the box the second that she saw it, which is where everyone at the same exact time in the theater *gasped* and that is when I was ‘sucked in’ to the movie. I give this movie 4.5 eyeballs out of 5!