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Wait, what?!?: Amazon Edition by Barbecue Bros
July 8, 2010, 1:22 pm
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From my Amazon “Recommended For You” list:

I totally see it.

Linkdown: 3/2/10 by Barbecue Bros

– This week’s installment of the always informative Totally Lost

A brief interview with Inglourious Basterds editor Sally Menke

– Cinematical also has an interview with The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal

– The reissue of Spiritualized‘s sprawling epic Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space gets a 10.0 from Pitchfork

– Producer Brian Eno talks about the new Coldplay album, due in December (via Spin)

– More movie poster-related stuff: Martin Scorsese’s 10 favorite movie posters

You watch watch Pavement‘s first reunion show that took place in Auckland, NZ

The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds by Barbecue Bros
February 17, 2010, 11:46 am
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Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company have teamed up to present, The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds — a benefit for Haiti this Thurday, February 18th 2010 from 6:00-9:00pm in Downtown Los Angeles. A bunch of artists have created their own posters based on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

The other 12 posters and more information on the event is available at Slashfilm.

On a related note, Cinematical asks “Does Tarantino Rely too Heavily on Movie Homages?”

Linkdown: 9/22/09 by Barbecue Bros

– Q&A with Nathan Fillion, parts 1 and 2

The best and worst moments from Sunday’s Primetime Emmys

– The deets on an upcoming Darren Aronofsky heist movie

The soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, including songs from The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and Jarvis Cocker

– Speaking of soundtracks…with a bunch of exclusive, new tracks Stereogum cheekily asks “Is the New Moon sountrack the best album of 2009?”; tracklist:

01 Death Cab For Cutie – “Meet Me On The Equinox”
02 Band Of Skulls – “Friends”
03 Thom Yorke- “Hearing Damage”
04 Lykke Li – “Possibility”
05 The Killers – “A White Demon Love Song”
06 Anya Marina – “Satellite Heart”
07 Muse – “I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)”
08 Bon Iver and St. Vincent – “Rosyln”
09 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Done All Wrong”
10 Hurricane Bells – Monsters”
11 Sea Wolf – The Violet Hour”
12 Ok Go- Shooting The Moon”
13 Grizzly Bear – Slow Life”
14 Editors – “No Sound But The Wind”
15 “Alexandre Desplat – New Moon (The Meadow)”

– Inglourious Basterds has officially passed Pulp Fiction as Quentin Tarantino’s highest box office grosser, with $108 million and counting

– Pitchfork’s lengthy decade in music news recap

Linkdown: 8/31/09 by Barbecue Bros
August 31, 2009, 9:38 am
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– A pretty extensive list of all movies referenced in Inglourious Basterds (via Cinematical)

The Searchers
The shot near the beginning of Basterds taken through an open doorway from inside a dark house as Shosanna runs away and Landa steps outside is a clear visual reference to the iconic shot from this John Ford masterwork.

Interview with Christoph Waltz aka Colonel Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds

“Mad Men” Footnotes: A cultural catalogue

Rambo 5 gets a greenlight

– Disney buys Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion

– Cinematical’s summer “fun facts” which is basically a list of common themes or events in movies, though some are pretty dumb such as movies that end with the song “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas (G-Force and G.I.Joe btw)

– Time’s 10 lessons from the 2009 Box Office

7. Send a Get-Well Card to Indies
Ten years ago, a little company released a horror fakeumentary called The Blair Witch Project. Shot for just $60,000 and smartly promoted online, the film grossed $141 million and was the sensation of summer 1999. Since then, the so-called indies have launched small-budget movies as hot-weather palate-cleansers between the courses of big-studio Big Macs. That strategy paid off handsomely with the comedies My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Little Miss Sunshine and the documentaries Fahrenheit 9/11 and March of the Penguins. Even the occasional foreign film, like La vie en rose, could find a warm summer reception.

Not so this season…

Linkdown: 8/20/09 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with B.J. Novak of “The Office” and also Inglourious Basterds, opening this weekend

– Harold Ramis (director of Groundhog Day) weighs in that Bill Murray’s character spent at least 30 or 40 years reliving the same 24 hour period in that movie

– Pitchfork’s Top 500 tracks of the decade continues with 50-21 today

– Seriously?!? Lionsgate is preparing a Dirty Dancing remake

– Jon Hamm of (Jon Hamm’s John Ham fame) joins the cast of Zack Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) Sucker Punch

– Christopher Nolan is finally (!!) deciding to concentrate on his third Batman movie

– The Kids in the Hall are reuniting for a murder mystery/comedy miniseries on Canadian tv

– The highly anticipated trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar can be found here; what’s with the crappy header font though?

Linkdown: 8/17/09 by Barbecue Bros
August 17, 2009, 12:27 pm
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– Mr. Eko might be coming back for some scenes in the last season of “Lost” (!!)

– Ken Tucker touches on the Sal gay tryst from last night’s season premiere of “Mad Men”

– Speaking of which, an interview with Brian Batt who plays Sal

– Get this – AV Club’s The Hater hates the trailer for I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, hilariously

“Wow. So you went to a strip club for a bachelor party this one time, Tucker Max? What a crazy fucking story! Good thing ‘true story’ = ‘bucket of laffs.’ I know when I was watching The Hangover, I thought, ‘What this movie needs is more verisimilitude.’ Your movie is like The Hangover, but doused in buckets of beige frat boy vomit.”

Interview with District 9‘s director Neil Blomkamp, which won this past weekend’s box office with $37 million

Interview with Ken Jeong, recently of The Hangover and now in The Goods

– Contrary to rumors late last week, there is no new Radiohead EP released today

– According to NY Mag, Inglourious Basterds was worth the wait