Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Stuff which what we found interestin’.


Here’s 100 pictures of cosplayers from this year’s Comic Con San Diego – (Collider)

Tarantino is now moving full steam ahead to make The Hateful Eight – (Screen Junkies)

The story about a couple who continued to play video games while their child died – (Kotaku)

Freddy Prince Jnr. really didn’t like working with Kiefer Sutherland on 24 – (Gawker)

The haunted remains of abandoned airports – (io9)

Legendary Pictures are working on a King Kong prequel movie entitled Skull Island – (Sequels Prequels)

Body lay undiscovered under hotel bed for five years – (Empire News)

Check out this excellent Slap Shot tribute t-shirt. Remember, ‘Dave’s a killer!’ – (Stealthy Giant)

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Quentin Tarantino: ‘I’m Shutting Your Butt Down!’

Here’s that Quentin Tarantino car crash of an interview which aired on Channel 4 News last night. A lot of people are criticising Tarantino’s reaction to Krishnan Guru-Murthy’s questions about the glorification of violence in movies. Every time this man is interviewed he’s asked the same questions over and over again. Right now Texas Chainsaw 3D is the number one movie in the US but news media outlets aren’t clambering to interview the director John Luessenhop over violence in cinema.

Avast! Another Trailer For Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

This second trailer makes a lot more sense and gives the viewer a much better understanding of the plot…now with added Jonah Hill.

From the looks of it Jamie Foxx might just have had the entire movie stolen from him under him thanks to the talented Christoph Waltz.

Avast! Trailer For Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

Here it is, the much anticipated first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie Django Unchained.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, (who sounds very much like Werner Herzog), Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Johnson, set in the deep south in the 1800’s it tells the story of a slave freed by a German bounty hunter, who both then work together to find the slave’s missing wife who has been captured by a sadistic plantation owner. Apparently the film is peppered with cameo appearances including  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell.

The title of this latest Tarantino joint might be familiar to some of you who remember a 1966 movie called simply Django which garnered cult status for many years. It starred Franco Nero as a drifter,  (who carried with him a large coffin which housed an even larger gatling gun), who spent the entire film seeking revenge for the death of his wife. For those movie affeciandos out there Nero pops up in the final frame of this trailer with Jamie Foxx in what appears to be a tribute cameo from the original Django. Nice touch.

Avast! Trailer For blacktino.

Here’s the official trailer for what could be a solid contender for sleeper hit of the year. Indie movie blacktino, (save your grammar rage it’s meant to be lower case), is directed by Texan film maker Aaron Burns, who previously worked as a 2D artist on the Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration Grindhouse, with a cast including Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Jeff Fahey. The film’s official synopsis rattles along as follows:

“A dark teen comedy about an overweight half-black, half-hispanic nerd named Stefan Daily. He was raised by his black grandmother in a medium sized suburb of Austin, TX. Struggling to find his place in a mostly white high school, Stefan finds sanctuary among the eclectic mix of social outcasts in the school’s Theatre Department.”

Like a cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Rushmore.

blacktino SXSW Trailer from Aaron Burns on Vimeo.