Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Miniseries Extended Cut

Old and busted: Director’s cuts. New hotness: Miniseries extended cuts.

That seems to be the mentality that writer/director Quentin Tarantino now has when it comes to fleshing out his movies. Just recently, Tarantino released a new miniseries cut of his western The Hateful Eight on Netflix. It was different from the extended roadshow cut that toured the United States, and it was the first time any alternate cut of the movie had been made available to stream. And it sounds like there’s a chance he may be working on a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood miniseries extended cut. Read More »

tarantino paul thomas anderson interview

Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson recently sat down and had an almost 35-minute discussion about Tarantino’s latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Do I really need to say anything more? The prospect of two filmmaking masters shooting the breeze for over a half-hour is enough to get most movie fans excited. Hear the conversation below.

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once upon a time in hollywood short

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has already crossed a few box office milestones for an original film this year, but it may be soon getting some repeat business. At the Los Angeles-based New Beverly Cinema, viewers of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film will get treated to a Once Upon a Time in Hollywood short directed by Tarantino himself.

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Monsters Inc Storyboard Comparison

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the storyboards for an adorable scene in Pixar’s Monsters Inc. with Boo compare to the final cut of the movie. Plus, watch a trailer for Avengers: Endgame cut in the style of Quentin Tarantino‘s hotly debated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and listen as Gerard Butler breaks down some of his most memorable roles, from 300 to the recent Angel Has Fallen. Read More »

Josh Gad and James Corden as Hobbs and Shaw

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as James Corden and Josh Gad play Hobbs and Shaw before they got fired from the Fast and Furious spin-off. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to even more stunts from movies like The Raid, The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix, John Wick: Chapter 2 and more, and find out some trivia you didn’t know about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Read More »

bruce lee controversy

Who would have thought that in a film which ostensibly involved the Manson murders, one of the biggest talking points weeks later would center on Bruce Lee? Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood features Lee in a small role (played by actor Mike Moh), and after the film was released, Lee’s daughter objected to the way her father was depicted on screen.

There’s been a lot of discussion about that character’s portrayal in the film, and at a recent press conference in Moscow, Tarantino himself weighed in on the Bruce Lee controversy – but he may have just dug himself a slightly deeper hole. Read More »

once upon a time in hollywood imax

As far as I can tell, writer/director Quentin Tarantino‘s films have thus far never been available to watch in IMAX Theatres – but there’s a first time for everything.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino’s 1960s hang-out movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, is now available to watch in the world’s most immersive film exhibition experience. Find out where it’s playing near you at the link below. Read More »

Manson Murders on Film

On the night of August 8, 1969, four members of the Manson Family committed one of America’s most notorious crimes under the direction of their cult leader, Charles Manson. They’d brutally murdered actress Sharon Tate, her unborn baby, and the houseguests in her home that night; Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger. It wasn’t their only act of ruthless violence, but the high profiles of the victims captured America’s attention and curiosity, catapulting Manson and his followers into an unparalleled level of infamy. Manson himself became a cultural boogeyman. 

While there’s been no shortage of coverage, speculation, and fictionalized accounts of the Tate murders over the decades, Hollywood seems to be marking its 50th anniversary with renewed interest in America’s most ill-famed cult. Between The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Charlie Says, Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood, season 2 of Netflix’s Mindhunter, and even the recently announced Tate, 2019 bears no shortage of new stories to tell surrounding the Manson Family or its victims. Fifty years and multiple generations removed, many of these films assume familiarity with the facts and take drastic fictional liberties to spin a new story instead. Avoiding any knowledge of the cult or the crimes seems inescapable in 2019, but with such varying reads and loose retellings of the events or key players, that might not exactly be true.

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once upon a time in hollywood bruce lee

As soon as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hit theaters, it predictably became a lightning rod for controversy — a time-honored tradition for nearly every film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Some controversies were less valid than others, but one that hit particularly hard was a flashback sequence to a fight between Brad Pitt‘s aging stuntman Cliff Booth and martial arts icon Bruce Lee (Mike Moh).

The scene was criticized by members of the Asian-American community and by Lee’s daughter herself, who condemned the film for treating Lee “in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.” But it turns out that the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Bruce Lee scene had an alternate ending that would have been even more controversial.

Spoilers for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood below.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

When the first posters for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood dropped online, they didn’t inspire much confidence for emulating the 1960s glamor that Quentin Tarantino’s film would supposedly capture. Appearing to be lazily Photoshopped images of stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie leaning against a lot of cars, sometimes with the Hollywood sign in the background, those posters quickly became the target of much mockery.

But then a vintage-inspired one-sheet by in-demand poster artist Steven Chorney, an ’80s artist best known for his poster for 1986’s Labyrinth, put all those concerns to bed. Chorney’s vibrant, eye-catching poster would soon prove to be the standard by which the following real and fake posters for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would be held. And if you’ve seen the film, you may have noticed somet of these Once Upon a Time in Hollywood fake movie posters all featuring DiCaprio’s washed-up actor Rick Dalton.

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