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Inglorious Basterds

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Opens tonight at midnight. Here's the first review I've seen. Definitely at the top of our list (right, HC?) :)


    Top-billed Brad Pitt is merely amusing as Tennessee moonshiner Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine, who leads scalp-hunting Jewish-American soldiers against Hitler in the Nazi-occupied France of World War II. But he's almost a Sgt. Rock parody and he's MIA for vast stretches. (Martin Wuttke's sputtering Hitler, meanwhile, is close to a Mel Brooks homage.)

    The film's real star is Germany's Christoph Waltz, a multilingual wizard who inhabits the role of Col. Hans Landa, the smirking Gestapo officer known as "The Jew Hunter" for his uncanny sleuthing. Already feted with an acting award at Cannes, Waltz is going to ride this movie all the way to an Oscar nomination.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's Ebert's take. (He gives it four stars by the way):


  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I've heard it's amazing... I don't think I'm going to find the time to see it this weekend, but it won't be long after that...
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I can't remember the last time I was this pumped for a movie.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A close friend of mine says it's every bit as good as Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction....
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Jackie Brown?
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Hasn't been a great summer for movies so I can't wait.

    We'll probably hold off until the crowds die down or I'll play hooky one afternoon so I can see it with HC.

    BTW, Mizzou, TIFF begins September 10. Sounds like it's going to be one of the best festivals in a while.


    You should really make the trek north one of these years. I'll even buy you a beer. :)
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A really good movie that could have been tremendous if Tarantino had cast the lead part properly...

    One of my favorite books of all-time.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Great book, I agree. But the movie kind of rambled all over the place. It was more about Tarantino's love for Pam Grier than telling an interesting story ...
  10. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    To quote Vincent Vega, "That's a bold statement"
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Can someone help me convince Dr. J to see this movie? He wants to see G.I. Joe or Halloween II. Please my friends, I beg you.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm sorry, but anyone who would rather see GI Joe than this should be shot... ;D

    Rob Zombie has done a pretty good job with the Halloween franchise, so I can't really blame him for wanting to see it...
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