Stranger Things Cast Surprises Fans

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 the cast of Stranger Things surprises some unsuspecting fans on a tour with some Scoops Ahoy treats and more. Plus, get a rundown of the various movie references and other pop culture Easter eggs from Kill Bill Vol. 1, and listen as John Goodman breaks down some of his most memorable characters from his long career in film and television. 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 »

quentin tarantino 10th film

Quentin Tarantino has long said that his 10th film would be his final film. But with the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director looking beyond to Star Trek, it’s become less clear what kind of movie this all-important 10th film will be. But Tarantino has an inkling, and it’s in a genre he’s never fully explored before: horror.

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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 »

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood first reactions

On the August 2, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler discussion about the latest Quentin Tarantino film, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood References

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 special Once Upon a Time in Hollywood edition, run through a video that points out the various connections the movie has to other Quentin Tarantino movies. Plus, watch as Leonardo DiCaprio helps the director break down his character of Rick Dalton from the movie, and learn about stunt coordinator and Death Proof star Zoë Bell and the work she did on the set of Tarantino’s latest film. Read More »

margaret qualley once upon a time in hollywood

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: is it still surprising when Quentin Tarantino decides to rewrite history?)

Sitting in the theater, waiting for the lights to dim, I couldn’t help but wonder how Quentin Tarantino would surprise me with his latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. (Tarantino, and the marketing campaign, would argue this is his ninth feature film, but I am firmly in the “Kill Bill is two movies” camp, so I’m calling it his tenth.) I’d heard the mostly positive reactions out of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and was generally intrigued not only by the cast, but the 1960s setting. I was a bit cautious, though, because I kept wondering if the movie would end with a mirror of the history it captures, or by revising it. In the end (and this is where I warn you about major spoilers), the movie revises history in ways that are unfortunately more predictable than I’d hoped.

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once upon a time in hollywood soundtrack

Whether it worked for you or not, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood, has a lot to unpack. Unsurprisingly for a Tarantino film, one of the most impressive elements is the use of source music, a soundtrack littered with tunes from in and around the 1969 Los Angeles milieu.

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Leonardo DiCaprio's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character

Here’s something that I’m sure will be in no way controversial or argued about on Twitter. In a new interview, Quentin Tarantino revealed that Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character Rick Dalton is bipolar. The disorder is never mentioned by name in the film, and Rick himself is unaware he even has it. This confirmation lends a whole new layer to Rick and his problems, and attitude, throughout the film.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Walt Disney

Naturally, there are spoilers ahead.

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood is the ninth (or tenth?) film from Quentin Tarantino. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a has-been Western actor named Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt as his stunt-double and driver, Cliff Booth. Together, they traverse the world of Hollywood in 1969 and its changing landscape. Many look to 1969 as a turning point in the old Hollywood system for a lot of reasons. It straddled the line between the old way and the new way, often drastically. 1969 saw the release of both Hello, Dolly! made by the establishment and Easy Rider, a film made by the next generation trying to find their way in a world gone mad. Then, of course, was the murder of Sharon Tate and co., a gruesome punctuation mark at the end of the era.

But Tarantino doesn’t follow this text to the letter. In fact, he makes some big changes to the narrative. He pulls a Walt Disney.

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