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Chris L

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Grindhouse
« on: April 08, 2007, 01:22:26 AM »
This movie came up on the "My Humps" thread and I thought I should move this post over here, so as not to distract from the... humps.

The fake trailers are by far the highlight of this thing. Rodriguez' section is over-the-top funny... probably funnier than Shaun of the Dead, actually.  I normally loathe his films but he turned his weaknesses into strengths here.

Tarantino's section is

SO

FUCKING

BORING!!


Seriously, the womens dialogue in this thing is putrid.  The car chase ending is insane and there's a really good middle sequence but it can't make up for the rest of the tedium.

I couldn't resist seeing it even though I thought I'd have problems with it (I didn't think I'd like Rodriguez' half more though).  So if you're like me you'll want to go so see it now, particularly before everyone saturates the internet w/ their opinions. 

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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007, 07:47:10 AM »
I haven't seen it yet. I'll admit it, I liked the first Kill Bill. I'm not completely anti-Tarantino, even though he is pretty douchey.

Still... 3+ hours? Is it worth sitting through that?

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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007, 08:20:02 AM »
Nick Cave's new band Grinderman is kind of good...
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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 09:22:57 AM »
This movie came up on the "My Humps" thread and I thought I should move this post over here, so as not to distract from the... humps.

The fake trailers are by far the highlight of this thing. Rodriguez' section is over-the-top funny... probably funnier than Shaun of the Dead, actually.  I normally loathe his films but he turned his weaknesses into strengths here.

Tarantino's section is

So Fucking Boring

Seriously, the womens dialogue in this thing is putrid.  The car chase ending is insane and there's a really good middle sequence but it can't make up for the rest of the tedium.

I couldn't resist seeing it even though I thought I'd have problems with it (I didn't think I'd like Rodriguez' half more though).  So if you're like me you'll want to go so see it now, particularly before everyone saturates the internet w/ their opinions. 


I didn't really like either FEATURE PRESENTATION, but I definitely preferred PLANET TERROR.  The worst thing in PT is QT's "acting".  DEATH PROOF has a few good sequences, but it's pretty much bad news.  Putrid dialogue indeed.

Yes -- the trailers were the highlight.  My favorite was Bob Zombie's WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS. 
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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 09:51:05 AM »
Yes -- the trailers were the highlight.  My favorite was Bob Zombie's WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS. 

I liked DON'T the best.  This movie inadvertantly upholds the tradition of the trailers being more entertaining than the features.  Maybe 2-3 minutes is just the ideal length for an exploitation film. 

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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 03:31:15 PM »
One more fake trailer (a SXSW contest winner) playing in Canada: HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LlazPgxKrA

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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 05:13:39 PM »
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Nick Cave's new band Grinderman is kind of good...

Indeed. The looped bed music on the grinderman site is nice, too. He should put a Queenesque disclaimer on the album: "Contains no Euro-Goth chord structures."

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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 11:31:34 AM »
I loved the trailer for DON'T made me laugh so hard. But yeah Taratino needs to cut some of the prentinous pontificating that was going on. Well at least it gave me a chuckle when they brought up White Line Fever. A movie I saw when I was 10 years old at sleep away camp. Christ there are scenes from that film still in my mind. Also being a huge fan of Vanishing Point I loved seeing the car.


As much as I hate Eli Roth his trialer was the perfect example of Grindhouse trailers.

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Re: Grindhouse
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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2008, 08:54:19 PM »
For about two minutes I thought Grindhouse was Roadhouse, and I was totally confused.
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Re: Grindhouse
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 12:03:30 PM »
This movie came up on the "My Humps" thread

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