Next week the 17th installment of the MCU roars into theaters featuring a Thor/Hulk team-up in Thor: Ragnarok. Hulk has been one of the most troublesome characters in the MCU’s history in and out of the movie theater. The Incredible Hulk was the 2nd installment in the MCU, the first to feature characters crossing over between films (Tony’s post-credit scene with Gen. Ross), and the first to feature a casting change. Edward Norton was-whatever Marvel wants to call it-fired for complaining to the press about the cut of director Louis Leterrier’s final film. And he was absolutely right. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Incredible Hulk (2008) “Hulk vs. Abomination”
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?
It’s a cryptic plot summary, but those who know Tarantino know it’s going to get a whole lot more complicated…..and then a lot of people will get shot. This is Tarantino’s second Western in a row. I thought Django Unchained was a brilliant nod to past spaghetti Westerns with unbelievable performances from Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio.
I also thought the last half-hour of the film went totally off the rails and the climactic shoot-out was so over-the -top as to be almost laughable. However, the film did continue to show a progression in maturity in Tarantino’s writing, something that’s continued to improve as he’s aged. The Hateful Eight has a fantastic cast and will be sure to figure into Oscar talk when it debuts on Christmas Day 2015 (this would be a very weird Christmas choice).
The last time Quentin Tarantino went west we got Django Unchained and that seemed to work out pretty well, so this fall we’ll see another all star cast and blood squibs the size of watermelons in The Hateful Eight. Trailer Above, full synopsis and stills from the film below. No definite release date, but I’d be sometime around awards season. Continue reading Trailer Time: Hateful Eight (2015) *Tarantino Returns to the West* PLUS Production Stills