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Brad Pitt reuniting with Quentin Tarantino in final film ‘The Movie Critic’

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  1. [12]
    PantsEnvy
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    A director, known for incorporating extreme violence into all his movies, is directing his last movie about film critics? Is this going to be some fantasy revenge film? Quentin would play a better...

    A director, known for incorporating extreme violence into all his movies, is directing his last movie about film critics?

    Is this going to be some fantasy revenge film?

    Quentin would play a better stereotypical movie critic, he is naturally passionate about movies, and has that nerdy appeal.

    But Brad Pitt is a better choice if you want to paint the movie about critics red with blood (from all the critics he will savagely beat to death with their terrible movie reviews.)

    9 votes
    1. [4]
      LorenzoStomp
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      Maybe it will be a live-action adaptation of The Critic. Pitt will play Jay Sherman, but all of his lines will be dubbed by Jon Lovitz.

      Maybe it will be a live-action adaptation of The Critic. Pitt will play Jay Sherman, but all of his lines will be dubbed by Jon Lovitz.

      8 votes
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        1. [2]
          zipf_slaw
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          I'd rather not have read this comment.

          I'd rather not have read this comment.

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          1. PantsEnvy
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            Sorry, I deleted it. For those curious, I was basically saying there isn't much that disturbs me in movies, except for this one haunting scene, and then I went on to describe the scene in graphic...

            Sorry, I deleted it.

            For those curious, I was basically saying there isn't much that disturbs me in movies, except for this one haunting scene, and then I went on to describe the scene in graphic detail. Not my finest moment.

            4 votes
    2. lou
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      AFAIK Tarantino's last book is essentially film criticism. I guess it will depend on the kind of film critics the movie is about. There is clearly a kind of criticism Tarantino approves of. And...

      AFAIK Tarantino's last book is essentially film criticism. I guess it will depend on the kind of film critics the movie is about. There is clearly a kind of criticism Tarantino approves of. And critics as a whole were always very favorable towards him.

      He said at the time the movie was set in California the year of that film’s release, which was 1977, and that it “is based on a guy who really lived but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag.”

      Sounds like it could go either way.

      Unclear if Pitt will play the title character, but I think he is.

      I guess we'll soon have an answer. If I wanted to make a film critic feel bad I probably wouldn't cast Brad Pitt for the role :P

      3 votes
    3. [6]
      AugustusFerdinand
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      Maybe, maybe not. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood only had one violent scene towards the very end. He spent more time with gratuitous shots of women's feet (seriously, dude loves feet) than the...

      Maybe, maybe not. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood only had one violent scene towards the very end. He spent more time with gratuitous shots of women's feet (seriously, dude loves feet) than the violence.

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      1. chocobean
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        Personal choices on feet and violence aside, my favorite thing about that movie is seeing Margot's Sharon going to the theatres and having a good time.... :')

        Personal choices on feet and violence aside, my favorite thing about that movie is seeing Margot's Sharon going to the theatres and having a good time.... :')

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        mayonuki
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        There was also the Bruce Lee fight but maybe that’s not so violent?

        There was also the Bruce Lee fight but maybe that’s not so violent?

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          Halio
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          We also have the scene where Cliff beats up the guy who punctured the tire on his car at Spahn Ranch. But if we only count scenes that are considered "Tarantino violence", then I'd only include...

          We also have the scene where Cliff beats up the guy who punctured the tire on his car at Spahn Ranch. But if we only count scenes that are considered "Tarantino violence", then I'd only include the scene towards the end.

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          1. AugustusFerdinand
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            Yeah, that was my meaning. A little punch or kick here and there don't even tickle the Violence-O-Meter in a Tarantino movie, it's all relative.

            Yeah, that was my meaning. A little punch or kick here and there don't even tickle the Violence-O-Meter in a Tarantino movie, it's all relative.

            1 vote
        2. Hollow
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          That fight was more controversial for its ahistoricity than any of the violence in it.

          That fight was more controversial for its ahistoricity than any of the violence in it.

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    fineboi
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    How many final films has Quentin had?

    How many final films has Quentin had?

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      cloud_loud
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      One. He's planned to make 10 films his whole career. The thing is that he counts the Kill Bills as one movie. And doesn't count Four Rooms as one. Although he did say Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...

      One.

      He's planned to make 10 films his whole career. The thing is that he counts the Kill Bills as one movie. And doesn't count Four Rooms as one.

      Although he did say Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was his grand finale and this is more of an epilogue

      26 votes
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        smoontjes
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        That's a lot of extra steps and funny math to arrive at a round number and say that this is his 10th movie. Reminds me of how George Lucas had Star Wars planned out all along. Yup, mhm, totally...

        That's a lot of extra steps and funny math to arrive at a round number and say that this is his 10th movie. Reminds me of how George Lucas had Star Wars planned out all along. Yup, mhm, totally guys 😂

        (I will always watch Tarantino's films though)

        6 votes
        1. lou
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          Tarantino only directed one in four segments in Four Rooms (it's pretty good). It's fair to say it is not a Tarantino movie. And Kill Bill is a single story that he was forced to split. Maybe it...

          Tarantino only directed one in four segments in Four Rooms (it's pretty good). It's fair to say it is not a Tarantino movie. And Kill Bill is a single story that he was forced to split. Maybe it really is some funny math but there's logic to it, he is counting from the point of view of a writer and director.

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        2. babypuncher
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          I don't think counting Kill Bill as one movie is much of a stretch. It was written and shot as one movie, and only split up after the fact at the distributor's insistence. Tarantino occasionally...

          I don't think counting Kill Bill as one movie is much of a stretch. It was written and shot as one movie, and only split up after the fact at the distributor's insistence. Tarantino occasionally shows his single-film cut ("The Whole Bloody Affair") at the New Beverly Cinema, which he owns.

          Four Rooms is an anthology for which Tarantino only wrote and directed a single short.

          3 votes
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        Halio
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        It was actually written and shot as one 3.5 hour movie, it only became 2 movies in the editing room as the studio essentially forced him to because it was too long. So I agree with him that it's...

        The thing is that he counts the Kill Bills as one movie.

        It was actually written and shot as one 3.5 hour movie, it only became 2 movies in the editing room as the studio essentially forced him to because it was too long. So I agree with him that it's fair to count it as one movie.

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        1. lou
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          I like that this happened because in the end what we got was essentially the extended version. I doubt the single movie would have the runtime of both combined (4 hours 8 minutes). Those are good...

          I like that this happened because in the end what we got was essentially the extended version. I doubt the single movie would have the runtime of both combined (4 hours 8 minutes). Those are good movies! This also kept Tarantino and Kill Bill in the zeitgeist for longer and young @lou loved that!

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      3. Amarok
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        I won't believe he's truly retired until I've seen Kill Bill v3. He'd not likely pass up a chance to leave his mark on the 'perfect trilogy' club. Hard part's already in the bag, and we'd get to...

        I won't believe he's truly retired until I've seen Kill Bill v3. He'd not likely pass up a chance to leave his mark on the 'perfect trilogy' club. Hard part's already in the bag, and we'd get to file Kill Bill in along with the original Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Lord of the Rings. That would be a fitting crown jewel to cap his film career.

        Then give him a couple of decades to stew and finish raising the family, and tempt him out to direct a five season spaghetti western with a budget of ten million per episode. See if he still feels like staying retired with that sandbox to play in when he's in his mid-70s. :)

    2. jujubunicorn
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      He has only said this movie will be his final movie.

      He has only said this movie will be his final movie.

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    3. nothis
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      You're thinking of Hayao Miyazaki. For whom the answer would be something like 5. I heard he's working on another one, lol.

      You're thinking of Hayao Miyazaki. For whom the answer would be something like 5. I heard he's working on another one, lol.

      2 votes
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    frailtomato
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    Hasn't he denied the "10 movies" thing, saying it was taken out of context? I cannot for the life of me find a link, so maybe I'm misremembering.

    Hasn't he denied the "10 movies" thing, saying it was taken out of context? I cannot for the life of me find a link, so maybe I'm misremembering.

    1 vote
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      cloud_loud
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      Nope. Countless interviews he's said "I'm making 10 movies and that's it." Said that was a good solid number to have a filmography and didn't want to make more movies as he got older as he thought...

      Nope. Countless interviews he's said "I'm making 10 movies and that's it." Said that was a good solid number to have a filmography and didn't want to make more movies as he got older as he thought a lot of filmmaker's work suffered as they got older.

      5 votes
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        Rez
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        I wish it was his last movie only because he wants to stop working. It seems like he's arbitrarily forcing himself into a box out of some desire to not harm a cinematic legacy, and a legacy is...

        I wish it was his last movie only because he wants to stop working. It seems like he's arbitrarily forcing himself into a box out of some desire to not harm a cinematic legacy, and a legacy is basically impossible to predict. Who cares if some older filmmakers don't put out as much good work anymore? If you want to make movies, keep doing it as long as people keep giving you funding. In 100 years no one's going to care either way. If he genuinely wants to step back from filmmaking to do other things in life, that's perfectly fine, I just find his publicly stated motivation to be pretty weak. Maybe that's why this movie is about a movie critic. He in some ways sounds terrified of putting out a "bad" movie in old age that critics don't like.

        2 votes
        1. cloud_loud
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          Hateful Eight got kind of a mixed response from critics and audiences when it released. So he’s done that. And it’s not like Death Proof is considered great either. He’s had many directors tell...

          Hateful Eight got kind of a mixed response from critics and audiences when it released. So he’s done that. And it’s not like Death Proof is considered great either.

          He’s had many directors tell him that’s kind of dumb, among them Ridley Scott. But it is what it is. He’s been pretty set in stone about it for forever. He also did say he wanted to work on the stage, TV, and release more books. We’ll see how it goes, but I think it’s a mistake for someone who’s almost sole passion is film.

          3 votes