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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 05:31. 4 comments

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to dunk on Quentin Tarantino's vision of his friend Bruce Lee

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to dunk on Quentin Tarantino's vision of his friend Bruce Lee

The discourse surrounding the portrayal of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood continues apace today, with The Hollywood Reporter publishing a piece from Lee’s long-time friend, co-star, and student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, blasting Tarantino’s vision of the character as both “sloppy and somewhat racist.”

Abdul-Jabbar—a polymath whose various life...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 14, 2019 at 06:04. 24 comments

Quentin Tarantino stands by Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's arrogant Bruce Lee

Quentin Tarantino stands by Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's arrogant Bruce Lee

The controversial saga of Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood ’s brief Bruce Lee scene is showing no signs of stopping, with director Quentin Tarantino now stepping in to say that he doesn’t think the scene is quite as inaccurate as some of its critics have claimed. This all started shortly after the movie came out, when Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, explained that she was disappointed by the...

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William Hughes William Hughes Aug 11, 2019 at 05:23. 23 comments

Quentin Tarantino says he's still stopping after one more "epilogue-y" film

Quentin Tarantino says he's still stopping after one more "epilogue-y" film

Quentin Tarantino has been saying for years now that he intends to retire from filmmaking after putting 10 movies on his personal scorecard, of which, this summer’s Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood would be the ninth. And while there have been jokes about him quitting early—or slightly more serious suggestions of slipping a “doesn’t count” Star Trek movie in there somewhere down the line—he...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 06, 2019. 9 comments

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's Bruce Lee scene was even longer until Brad Pitt objected

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood's Bruce Lee scene was even longer until Brad Pitt objected

Last week , we reported that Shannon Lee—daughter of legendary martial arts master/actor Bruce Lee—was offended by the way her father was depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s movie biz- throwback celebration Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. In the film, Mike Moh’s Bruce Lee challenges Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth to a three-round fight, with Lee kicking Booth’s butt in the first...

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William Hughes William Hughes Aug 03, 2019. 22 comments

It's Rumor Time: Tarantino might be planning a Netflix extended cut for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

It's Rumor Time: Tarantino might be planning a Netflix extended cut for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino has been refreshingly candid about all the material he was forced to cut from his recent Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood , going so far as to include a credit for his old pal Tim Roth (cut) in the film’s closing crawl. That acknowledgment of edited scenes, actors, and more from the director’s sprawling ‘60s odyssey has led to a rumor circulating this week, suggesting that...

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Britt Hayes Britt Hayes Jul 31, 2019. 3 comments

Quentin Tarantino curated a four-hour playlist of songs from his own movies, just for you

Quentin Tarantino curated a four-hour playlist of songs from his own movies, just for you

There’s a lot to love about Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood , the ninth (-ish?) film from Quentin Tarantino: Leonardo DiCaprio’s insecurity-driven meltdowns, Brad Pitt shirtless and somehow even more attractive (and hilarious) than he’s ever been, Margaret Qualley’s weird-ass hippie vibe, the dog. As with previous Tarantino films, it’s hard to discuss his latest without praising the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 31, 2019. 7 comments

Shannon Lee says Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood made her father look like an "arrogant asshole"

Shannon Lee says Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood made her father look like an "arrogant asshole"

In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood , Mike Moh briefly pops up as Bruce Lee, challenging Brad Pitt’s character to a fight on the set of The Green Hornet. Pitt’s character, Cliff Booth, is the longtime stuntman for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, and he and Bruce Lee get into the sort of “no, I’m the coolest” argument that only a pair of old-fashioned Hollywood tough guys...

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The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Jul 30, 2019. 22 comments

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood... annotated

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood... annotated

Let’s get this out of the way first: This is not a complete recounting of every single pop culture reference in Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood . To claim as much would be hubris. No, this is simply the best The A.V. Club could do after two back-to-back viewings of Quentin Tarantino’s latest, the second of which was devoted wholly to noting every movie poster, real-life character, radio ad,...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Jul 26, 2019. 24 comments

Let’s talk about the ending of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Let’s talk about the ending of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood

Spoiler Space offers thoughts on, and a place to discuss, the plot points we can’t disclose in our official reviews. Fair warning: Major plot points for Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood are revealed below.

What if the good times never had to end? That’s the question that hangs in the air at the end of Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, as Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets his next-door...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 24, 2019. 2 comments

James Marsden’s reported role as Burt Reynolds in Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood got cut

James Marsden’s reported role as Burt Reynolds in Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood got cut

Quentin Tarantino’s new love letter to Tinseltown, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, features many depictions of real-life movie stars like Sharon Tate, Bruce Lee, and Steve McQueen. One famous face apparently didn’t make it to the final cut, however, and Collider today reports on what that depiction would have entailed: James Marsden as Burt Reynolds.

Reynolds himself was going to appear in the...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Jul 24, 2019. 24 comments

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s wistful midlife crisis movie

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s wistful midlife crisis movie

The first hint that Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood is a more wistful film than it may appear is in its title. Starting with the magic words that mark the opening of a fairy tale, followed by the bridge of a pensive ellipsis, the title evokes the empty, bone-deep ache that underlies all nostalgia, a longing for a half-remembered moment in time that may never have really existed at all. If any...

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Britt Hayes Britt Hayes Jul 24, 2019. 3 comments

Quentin Tarantino discusses his abandoned Vega brothers movie

Quentin Tarantino discusses his abandoned Vega brothers movie

Almost every filmmaker has at least one or two ideas that never made it into development. With someone like Quentin Tarantino—a well-known cinephile who is incredibly specific in all things—those abandoned ideas can be particularly fascinating, as is the case with his unmade Pulp Fiction prequel. In the almost-25 years since his cult classic hit theaters, Tarantino has occasionally spoken...

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Dennis Perkins Dennis Perkins Jul 23, 2019. 12 comments

Quentin Tarantino talks retirement as his Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood stars crash Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Quentin Tarantino talks retirement as his Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood stars crash Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Taping your late-night talk show right on Hollywood Boulevard has its perks—both for Jimmy Kimmel and his audience. For one thing, the nearby glitzy movie theaters are go-to destinations for blockbuster premieres, making each night’s audience members candidates for one of those “let’s invite everyone in the building” PR stunts. That’s what happened on Monday’s show when Kimmel’s crowd was ...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 19, 2019. 24 comments

Quentin Tarantino says that, actually, "Pulp Fiction in space" is exactly what his Star Trek movie will be

Quentin Tarantino says that, actually, "Pulp Fiction in space" is exactly what his Star Trek movie will be

It’s beginning—against all odds—to seem increasingly possible that Quentin Tarantino might actually soon be making an in-canon, certified, R-rated Star Trek movie , complete with, like, phasers and shit. And while certain folks more intimately connected with the franchise (namely Simon Pegg, who both stars in, and writes for, it) have tried to downplay how radically Tarantino might stretch...

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Britt Hayes Britt Hayes Jul 16, 2019. 22 comments

Quentin Tarantino just might go out on a Star Trek movie

Quentin Tarantino just might go out on a Star Trek movie

Quentin Tarantino has made it well-known that he’s planning to retire after directing his 10th feature film, and with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood —his ninth—hitting theaters this month, the talk has returned to when and how QT might conclude this chapter of his career. He’s already written a script for an R-rated Star Trek film, which he could also direct, but would that count as his 10th...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 03, 2019. 24 comments

Quentin Tarantino is now teasing that he might retire before making 10 films

Quentin Tarantino is now teasing that he might retire before making 10 films

For years , Quentin Tarantino has claimed that he’ll retire after making his 10th film, ostensibly because he doesn’t want to overstay his welcome in the industry, and—at least by his “official” count—the upcoming Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood will be ninth film. That leaves only one more chatty, artistically violent, and self-aware movie for teenage cinephiles to obsess over before...

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Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jun 05, 2019. 19 comments

Quentin Tarantino lauds Sergio Leone as “the greatest of all Italy’s filmmakers” in new essay

Quentin Tarantino lauds Sergio Leone as “the greatest of all Italy’s filmmakers” in new essay

Perhaps more than any other director working today, Quentin Tarantino owes his success to the filmmaking greats who came before him. The years he spent working in a video rental store, obsessively watching every revered classic and forgotten B-movie, would directly inform the types of films he would pay homage to in his own work. In the forward to Christopher Frayling’s new book Once Upon A...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn May 24, 2019. 11 comments

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood cast has no idea what to do with this in-your-face cameraperson

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood cast has no idea what to do with this in-your-face cameraperson

It sounds weird for people who don’t attend film festivals to hear that a film received a seven or eight-minute standing ovation, and that’s because it is. It’s really fucking weird. A standing ovation is a nice gesture, but one has no reason to go beyond, say, 30 seconds. People have places to be! Just see the below ovation for the Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time...In...

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William Hughes William Hughes May 23, 2019. 24 comments

Tarantino got snippy when asked why Margot Robbie doesn't get to say much in Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Tarantino got snippy when asked why Margot Robbie doesn't get to say much in Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

It’s been an open question, ever since the film was first announced, how much Quentin Tarantino’s ninth picture, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood , was actually “about” Sharon Tate, and her death at the hands of the Manson family in 1969. Tarantino made it clear early on that Tate (played by Margot Robbie) would be a character in the film, and initially went so far as to try to launch the film...

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A.A. Dowd A.A. Dowd May 22, 2019. 24 comments

Quentin Tarantino fights the future in his funky, meandering, elegiac Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino fights the future in his funky, meandering, elegiac Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

A few years ago, Quentin Tarantino announced, with typical stop-the-presses grandiosity, that he would officially stop making movies after completing his 10th feature. It remains to be seen if American cinema’s reigning rock-star auteur will make good on this early retirement plan, but the rationale behind it appears to be sincere: If he goes out while still on top, he’ll cement his legacy and...

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