16 April 2007

April 15, 2007

From cult movie directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez comes a unique film experience: a double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. Tarantino's film, "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while Rodriguez's film explores an alien world eerily familiar to ours in "Planet Terror." The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics.
Quinten masturbates while Rodriquez makes an incredible movie and preview.

This may be Tarantino's worst movie ever.

They spent all that time making Kurt Russell look scary, psycho, and intimidating and in no time, he turned into a giant pussy.

And two groups of four women yapping for 30 minutes (each) about pseudo-male Tarantino B.S. is not a GRINDHOUSE-style film. It's lame.

What a bummer.

However, the movie is certainly worth watching right up until Tarrantino's film starts.

The fake previews and "COMING ATTRACTIONS" are brilliant.