Why has Tarantino turned The Hateful Eight into a Netflix miniseries?

In a surprise drop, the directors snowy mystery has arrived on the streaming platform as a four-part series with a new, longer running time A chill was felt on the strange, slightly obsessive corner of social media known as film Twitter. First a breeze, then a blizzards howl. Netflix had taken Quentin Tarantinos The Hateful Eight and done something to it. It was now a TV show? With episodes? No, wait! Its a new version with over 40 minutes of new material? Heads exploded like Channing Tatums at the end of the gruesome (but strangely hilarious) post-civil war western. What is going on? A quick glance on Netflix shows that The Hateful Eight: Extended Versions season one is four chapters …

Election at 20: assessing the high school satire’s brutal politics

Reese Witherspoons ruthless go-getter remains fascinatingly toxic in Alexander Paynes bleak and biting political comedy Theres a big M Night Shyamalan twist in the final minutes of Election, Alexander Paynes searing 1999 high school satire. Tracy Flick, the irritating overachiever indelibly played by a breakout Reese Witherspoon, is a Republican. Throughout the film, Payne prefers to think about politics in the abstract, as an illusory choice between interchangeable versions of the same bullshit. Odious civics teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) explains democracy as having the option to select either an apple or an orange, represented with two identical circles on his chalkboard. The closest thing that this comedy of bad morals has to a hero is Tammy Metzler (Jessica Campbell), …

Wes Anderson gets a wallpaper collection let the over-decorating begin!

Campy wallpapers inspired by his films are now on sale. Which other directors, from JJ Abrams to David Lynch, should get their own lines? Wes Anderson turns 50 next week. Of all the ways you could mark such a momentous event, one stands head and shoulders above all others: you could deck out your entire house in whimsical wallpaper that will make you feel as if youve accidentally set foot inside one of Anderson Aesthetic collection by MuralsWallpaper is campy, meticulously designed wallpapers that are inspired by the set designs of his movies. Theres the Suzy, made up of row upon row of perfectly symmetrical butterflies. Theres the Margot, a headache-inducing tiki-style clash of green leaves and orange tigers. And …

People are finally talking about class: Astra Taylor on US democracy, socialism and revolution

The writer and film-maker explores the meaning of democracy in a new documentary and book, and discusses the current state of politics, from Donald Trump to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Astra Taylor hasnt always been interested in democracy. There was this vagueness about the word that just seemed to be not just corruptible but almost inherently corrupt, says the writer, film-maker and activist. I was attracted to words like liberation, emancipation, equality, revolution, socialism. Any other word would get my pulse going more than democracy. For her, democracy was a word imperial America used to sell free markets and push its agenda. Yet Taylor, a lifelong activist, says that she also always felt there was a contradiction inherent in democracy that puzzled …

Robert De Niro calls Donald Trump a ‘wannabe gangster’

Oscar-winning actor says US president has proven himself to be a total loser with no morals Robert De Niro has criticised Donald Trump again, calling the US president a total loser and wannabe gangster. The actor has been involved in a long-running dispute with Trump, saying fuck Trump at the Tony awards last year. Trump responded by saying De Niro was a very low IQ individual. During an appearance on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday, De Niro told the host he had tried giving Trump a chance. Thats what I said right after he was elected. Give him a chance. I give everybody the benefit of the doubt. This guy has proven himself to be a total …

Saturday Night Live: K pop stars BTS drown out host Emma Stone

A cold opening without Donald Trump felt like the dawn of a new era and the show that followed worked hard for its hits Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) Nothing like a good split screen. pic.twitter.com/K4MwyU6kGz Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) Prince Harry’s making a splendid video for the royal baby. pic.twitter.com/clyqTJlIFs Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Episode IX title revealed as first trailer drops

Details of the plot have been disclosed by cast and crew at a presentation of a teaser trailer and panel discussion to mark the conclusion of the Skywalker series A first look at the new Star Wars film, titled The Rise of Skywalker, has aired at the annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. A teaser trailer and a series of stills, introduced by director The Force Awakens (2015), featured the death of Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, the following film, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyongo and Domhnall Gleeson return, alongside Billy Dee Williams, Richard E Grant and Fishers daughter, Billie Lourd. Daisy Ridley in the trailer. Footage in the trailer showed Ridleys character hugging Fishers, as well as …

Why is Donald Trump obsessed with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

Is this supervillain the kind of role model we expect the US president to adopt? There are many superheroes an The Dark Knight Returns features a version of Superman who is in thrall to Ronald Reagan. In the film version of the Avengers in Marvel comics that was put together by George W Bush. With so many virtuous options available to him, it seems bizarre that Donald Trump has chosen the Batman supervillain Bane to cosy up to. Observers first noticed Trumps fascination with Christopher Nolans stole one of the villains lines for his 2017 inaugural speech. This week, which he reviewed positively on his YouTube channel on its release in 2012. But the more interesting question is why on …

The #MeToo movement gave a voice to silenced women so why are films about it all made by men?

From the David Mamet play Bitter Wheat to Steven Berkoff s Harvey, how ironic that women directors are being written out of the narrative The #MeToo movement intended to give a voice to the silenced, and one of the more literal ways it is now attempting to do so is through the stage and screen. Theres a John Malkovich will play the disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in the David Mamet play another play about is in talks for a #MeToo-themed anthology series called Consent. The stories that were scaremongered, bribed and blackmailed out of the public domain are finally being told and almost entirely by men. There is a churning sense of irony in the fact that a campaign …

Kelly Macdonald: I give good grief face

The actor on the thrill of the Harry Potter shop, why shed like to do more comedy and her latest role Glasgow-born Kelly Macdonald, 43, began her career as Diane in No Country for Old Men and the voice of Merida in Disneys The Victim which starts tomorrow at 9pm and continues for the next three nights. In The Victim you star as a grieving mother who, 15 years after her son was murdered, reveals the new identity of his killer. What drew you to the role?She felt real: sympathetic at times, unlikable at others. The title is great because youre wondering who the victim is. Reading the script, my allegiances were switching, so I hope its the same for …

The Matrix at 20: how the sci-fi gamechanger remains influential

In 1999, the sci-fi thriller became an instant pop culture phenomenon and in the years since, its influence on the industry and audiences has endured When The Matrix came out 20 years ago, the internet was still in its infancy, confined by the limits of dial-up modems, Netscape browsers and the startup discs that EarthLink and AOL tucked in mailboxes across the country. If you wanted to use the internet, you usually had to sacrifice your phone line, and those with constant busy signals were regarded as hopeless shut-ins, like the VR corporate sabotage of Disclosure or sick allure of a chatroom sadist in Dee Sniders StrangeLand. The landscape was changing, but all they could think to do was freak …

Ricky Gervais offers proof, if needed, that there is life after The Office | Rebecca Nicholson

His new show, After Life, divides opinion, except in my household I kept walking in on my partner last week quietly crying over the laptop. Not, as might be reasonable to expect, because she is stuck in an infinite current affairs loop, never knowing when she might be freed from the horrors, but because she has been watching Ricky Gervaiss new sitcom, Us. Theyre very cuddly but they also have a sociopathic expression and they kind of look past you in a creepy way. He elaborated on the same theme in an Guardian. Theyre an animal of duality, he said. And they got those scissor-like ears that creep me out. He also told EW that rabbits are both scary and …

Forrest Gump 2: a sequel berserk enough to suit our hellish times?

Screenwriter Eric Roth says his sequel to the Tom Hanks Oscar magnet was scuppered by 9/11, but Forrest would be entirely at home in the Trump and Brexit era On paper, revealing everything that would have happened in the films aborted sequel and, well, its a much harder sell. Forrest Gump 2 would have been absolutely berserk, which means it would have probably won even more Oscars. How berserk was it? Well, it would have put Gump in the back of Princess Diana. It would have put him right in the middle of the 1995 Haley Joel Osment character whom Gump meets right at the end? The film would have opened with him being diagnosed with Aids and losing all …

Mood music: how a jaunty pop song can ramp up movie terror

In Us, Jordan Peele shuns ominous chords for a breezy ditty and follows in the bloody footsteps of film-making greats Ever since the first trailer for Jordan Peeles could elicit such unsettling emotions? Peele did, and he managed to transform this chilled-out party tune into a sinister symphonic trigger-warning telling us bad things are about to go down. Then theres the Beach Boys Good Vibrations, which is played during a particularly violent scene. The thrumming melody that would normally fill you with joy and calm suddenly becomes a claustrophobic din as you watch people brutally murdered in their own home. The lyrics Im pickin up good vibrations are jarringly at odds with the images on screen; nothing is good about …

30 Movie Bloopers That Were So Good, They Made The Final Cut

Even the most professional and talented actors sometimes forget the lines. Nevertheless, most of them have the talent to improvise and deliver the best performance. You’d be surprised to know how many great movie scenes happened because the actor was ill, accidentally slipped and fell or simply ad-libbed. And while in movies everything looks like it happens for a reason, the truth is that a lot of things happens randomly.We here at Bored Panda gathered a list of some of the most famous bloopers and unscripted scenes that made movies better. Scroll below to see them! #1 The Godfather (1972) One of the most memorable scenes where mob boss Don Vito Corleone delivers brutal orders while stroking a cat wasn’t …

Rose McGowan: Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking’

The actor and activist, 45, on freeing herself from her family, growing up in a cult and the nature of celebrity The world tried to tell me I was worthless, but I always knew I was worth quite a lot and that I was destined for a really big life. My dad was the leader of the chapter of an Italian cult called the Children of God and my mum was one of his wives. We moved to a military base in America when I was 10 and my name was changed from Rosa to Rose. At school I had a detention every single day for insubordination and pointing out the teachers factual inaccuracies. I emancipated myself when I was …