Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

I can’t speak for everyone, but I know I personally have been itching for a new Quentin Tarantino movie. “Inglorious Basterds” came out two years ago, and I need my fix.

Don't you worry, I got this!

The good news is that he’s working on it. The bad news is that it won’t start shooting until January, meaning it won’t come out for another 99 years after that. Sigh.

This “it” of which I speak is “Django Unchained,” a film about a freed slave who tracks down his wife (who is being held at a plantation) with the help of a bounty hunter.

Why am I babbling on about this? Because awesome people keep signing on to the project!

So far, Jamie Foxx is playing Django, Leo DiCaprio will star as the plantation owner, and the German bounty hunter will be played by Christoph Waltz. Yesterday, it was announced that Samuel L. Jackson will play a house slave.

With a cast and crew like this, all Tarantino needs to do now is somehow toss the Bear Jew into the equation and I’ll be one happy lady.

"We're gonna be doing one thing, and one thing only. Killing Nazis."

Danny Trejo is Machete

Get ready, “Grindhouse” fans!

You first got a taste of “Machete” three years ago as a fake trailer for the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino’s double feature in 2007.

In September, “Machete” will be released as a feature film. Check out a newly released trailer for the film, which stars Danny Trejo as the title character, Machete Cortez.

Cheech Marin, Steven Seagal, Robert DeNiro, Rose McGowan, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez also star.

What do you think? Will you be rushing out to see it in theaters come September?

Spongebob, Hopscotch and Hops

Earlier this week, the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs unveiled a study claiming that watching R-rated films leads to early alcohol use in teens.

The researchers talked to approximately 3,600 middle-school kids regarding their alcohol consumption.

The results?  Click here to keep reading!

Public Enemies and Inglourious Basterds, oh my!

My last few posts have been me rambling about how excited I am for Halloween, but now I have a reason to look forward to December!

My two favorite movies from the summer will be released on DVD within a week of each other.  SCORE.

“Public Enemies” will be available on Dec. 8, followed by “Inglourious Basterds” on Dec. 17.

Trust me, I could go on a rant of how awesome I think both are, but I will spare you my commentary.  For now, that is…

Instead, I’ll give you a two sentence summary and preview for each.

“Public Enemies” is directed by Michael Mann and stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard.  It’s the true story of 1930s American gangster John Dillinger (Depp) and the cat-and-mouse game he plays with the FBI, most notably agent Melvin Purvis (Bale).

“Inglourious Basterds” is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Eli Roth.  It takes place in France during World War II, where a group of Jewish-American soldiers called “The Basterds” go on a Nazi killing spree.

Check back in December for DVD reviews!!

We all scream for “Scream 2009”

This October, Spike TV presents its 4th annual Scream awards, which honor the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic-book inspired films.

The event was taped on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will be aired on Spike TV on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Categories include best movie for all the previously mentioned categories, “The Ultimate Scream,” “Scream Song of the Year,” “Best Superhero” and many more.

While it was up to the advisory board to assemble the nominees, fans were able to vote online for their favorites.  Among those on the advisory panel include Tim Burton, Eli Roth, Wes Craven and Zack Snyder.

Of all the nominations, “Star Trek” tops out with 17 nods.

Quentin Tarantino, Christina Ricci, JJ Abrams and casts including “Twilight,” “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” will all be either presenting or accepting awards.

Johnny Depp will also be present (yay!) to accept an award for the “Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movie”(Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” which is to be released in March of next year).  He will also be presenting the Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards with the ‘Rock Immortal’ award.

While this awards show is pretty much the polar opposite of The Oscars, it’s a must see for horror/sci-fi/fantasy fans.

Scream 2009 will be televised on Spike TV on Oct. 27 at 10 p.m.

For now, enjoy this “Alice In Wonderland” trailer.  What do you think…did it deserve the award?