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NFT: Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: rave reviews

Adam G in Big D : 5/21/2019 10:33 pm
I might have to go see it.
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Every Tarantino movie is must see  
UConn4523 : 5/21/2019 10:40 pm : link
can not wait for this
RE: Every Tarantino movie is must see  
Anakim : 5/21/2019 10:49 pm : link
In comment 14451733 UConn4523 said:
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can not wait for this


And talk about star power. Brad AND Leo? And, of course, one of BBI's favorites: Margot Robbie
He’s had star power in all his  
UConn4523 : 5/21/2019 10:52 pm : link
recent work. It’s the writing that’s captivating, I can watch his characters talk to each other in a bathroom for 2 hours and I’d be happy.

But this plot seems to fit Tarantino’s style to a T. That style/era, young Hollywood, plus Charles Manson? It’s going to be nuts.
some people hate his movies  
Banks : 5/21/2019 11:22 pm : link
but I love them and I share the sentiment that I could just listen to his characters interact for a couple hours. He's one of the few directors that I have full faith in making a movie I'd enjoy
I am a huge Tarantino fan.  
NYG07 : 5/22/2019 12:59 am : link
Cant wait for this one and agree about the writing. The dialogue alone in his films is genius. The basement bar scene in Inglorious Bastards is one of my favorite all time scenes.
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Stan in LA : 5/22/2019 1:05 am : link
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It’s therefore inevitable that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be judged in light of Tarantino’s newfound independence. Disappointingly, the director’s first post-Weinstein film is strikingly bland.

Although there’s some enjoyment to be had in watching DiCaprio dress up in silly costumes and pretend he’s a second-rate actor, the meta-humor is nowhere near as funny as Tarantino thinks it is. The shoot scenes drag on for far too long, and even his usually popping dialogue falls oddly flat this time around. The man who once wrote a riveting scene around what a Big Mac is called in France is here reduced to giving a character the sobriquet Pussycat just so he can have Cliff spin an obvious joke from the first half of her name.

When the story reaches its much-anticipated denouement, it’s finally revealed what all Tarantino’s fuss over spoilers was about. Since only gimmicky films can be ruined with a spoiler, maybe Tarantino should have focused on giving the viewer more reason to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood other than to find out what happens at the end.

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BMac : 5/22/2019 5:22 am : link
In comment 14451780 Stan in LA said:
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It’s therefore inevitable that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be judged in light of Tarantino’s newfound independence. Disappointingly, the director’s first post-Weinstein film is strikingly bland.

Although there’s some enjoyment to be had in watching DiCaprio dress up in silly costumes and pretend he’s a second-rate actor, the meta-humor is nowhere near as funny as Tarantino thinks it is. The shoot scenes drag on for far too long, and even his usually popping dialogue falls oddly flat this time around. The man who once wrote a riveting scene around what a Big Mac is called in France is here reduced to giving a character the sobriquet Pussycat just so he can have Cliff spin an obvious joke from the first half of her name.

When the story reaches its much-anticipated denouement, it’s finally revealed what all Tarantino’s fuss over spoilers was about. Since only gimmicky films can be ruined with a spoiler, maybe Tarantino should have focused on giving the viewer more reason to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood other than to find out what happens at the end.

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"And of course, with the birth of the artist came the inevitable afterbirth – the critic."
and the reviews are greater than the sum of its parts  
Canton : 5/22/2019 6:09 am : link
Rotten 🍅 has 22 reviews in and they are at 91%.
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“Since only gimmicky films  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 6:23 am : link
can be ruined with a spoiler”

What a stupid stance to have.
I really like Tarantino's movies  
Jan in DC : 5/22/2019 8:38 am : link
stylistically, but they aren't all gold for me. I loved the concept and the dialogue in Hateful 8, but there was something about that movie that I can't put my finger on that I didn't enjoy. Maybe the characters? I'm not sure.

But even when I don't love the movie, it's always great to watch them because of the interesting style of direction. You always know it's Tarantino and that's a good thing.
RE: I really like Tarantino's movies  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 8:43 am : link
In comment 14451839 Jan in DC said:
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stylistically, but they aren't all gold for me. I loved the concept and the dialogue in Hateful 8, but there was something about that movie that I can't put my finger on that I didn't enjoy. Maybe the characters? I'm not sure.

But even when I don't love the movie, it's always great to watch them because of the interesting style of direction. You always know it's Tarantino and that's a good thing.


I'm a huge fan of his. One of the interesting things about him is, IMO, he's never made a bad movie. His worst movie/s are still pretty good. Not all of them are homeruns by any means, but he really gets a lot out of the actors he works with, he's redefined careers (Travolta, Madsen, Roth, Sam Jackson (always popular but some of his best work has been with QT), and countless others). Not many directors have that kind of resume.
RE: “Since only gimmicky films  
Mr. Bungle : 5/22/2019 8:44 am : link
In comment 14451794 UConn4523 said:
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can be ruined with a spoiler”

What a stupid stance to have.

The Empire Strikes Back was a "gimmicky" film. So was The Usual Suspects.
He makes good  
GMAN56 : 5/22/2019 9:10 am : link
movies but saw him on Conan back in 2006 and met him afterwards and he was a total jerk.
Stan posted it  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 9:15 am : link
so of course its ridiculous. Countless movies revolve around an unknown that's revealed in the 3rd act. That isn't a gimmick.

3D was a gimmick (most of the time), found footage was a gimmick, "it being a dream" was a gimmick, etc.

Think about knowing the end of the Godfather ahead of time. Still a good movie, but no where near as effective as it is upon a first, unspoiled viewing.
Damon Herriman  
BIG FRED 1973 : 5/22/2019 9:56 am : link
is playing Charles Manson in this .Thats awesome since he played him in Mindhunter .I cant wait to see what the soundtrack looks like
I like Tarantino  
Greg from LI : 5/22/2019 10:09 am : link
But his style has gotten a bit stale to me. That's part of why I like Jackie Brown so much, it's different than the rest of his movies.
He jumped the shark a long time ago  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/22/2019 2:45 pm : link
Has gotten less "indie" and more Hollywoody. Still makes some great scenes like Paint Mei training and Christopher Waltz often brings it.
I haven't really enjoyed his last few films...  
Klaatu : 5/22/2019 3:20 pm : link
But I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Star Trek. That should be...different.
RE: I haven't really enjoyed his last few films...  
BMac : 5/22/2019 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14452455 Klaatu said:
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But I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Star Trek. That should be...different.


Wonder what sci-fi classics he'd pay homage to?
Tarantino is like the guy who tells a joke he heard  
Stan in LA : 5/22/2019 3:57 pm : link
Passes it off as his own and people laugh then say what a wonderful joke teller he is.

Difference, I've heard the joke, I know where it came from, and I know he's stealing it.

Just a thought.
Did..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 5/22/2019 4:01 pm : link
you steal that from Jack Handy?
He read it from somewhere  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 4:02 pm : link
and posted it as his own, the irony there is hilarious.

How’s that Tiger prediction coming along? Haven’t gotten any feedback on that yet, weird...
RE: RE: I haven't really enjoyed his last few films...  
Klaatu : 5/22/2019 4:08 pm : link
In comment 14452509 BMac said:
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But I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Star Trek. That should be...different.



Wonder what sci-fi classics he'd pay homage to?


I don't know, but whatever he does I hope it's better than J.J. Trek.
he makes great scenes  
fkap : 5/22/2019 4:28 pm : link
sometimes the sum of the parts fall short, though.

RE: He read it from somewhere  
Stan in LA : 5/22/2019 4:37 pm : link
In comment 14452527 UConn4523 said:
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and posted it as his own, the irony there is hilarious.

How’s that Tiger prediction coming along? Haven’t gotten any feedback on that yet, weird...

Nope, actually thought it up. Care to share where I stole it from? Waiting.

Insofar as Tiger, my prediction stands: Jack 18 > Tiger 15
Not to be caught.
To the person or people posting that they didn't like his last  
Beezer : 5/22/2019 4:40 pm : link
few films ... curious which ones you didn't like?

The Hateful Eight?

I could see that. I loved it but I could see it not being for everyone.

Django Unchained?

My wife won't watch it. Upsets her too much, she says. But it's a fantastic film, imo.

Inglourious Basterds? How in the world can someone not like that film?

That takes us back 10 years.

I admit I have to see Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair. I really liked the other 2 Kill Bills. Not at first. But they grew on me.
RE: RE: He read it from somewhere  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 4:43 pm : link
In comment 14452576 Stan in LA said:
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In comment 14452527 UConn4523 said:


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and posted it as his own, the irony there is hilarious.

How’s that Tiger prediction coming along? Haven’t gotten any feedback on that yet, weird...


Nope, actually thought it up. Care to share where I stole it from? Waiting.

Insofar as Tiger, my prediction stands: Jack 18 > Tiger 15
Not to be caught.


I thought he’d never win a major again?
RE: RE: RE: He read it from somewhere  
Stan in LA : 5/22/2019 4:47 pm : link
In comment 14452581 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 14452576 Stan in LA said:


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In comment 14452527 UConn4523 said:


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and posted it as his own, the irony there is hilarious.

How’s that Tiger prediction coming along? Haven’t gotten any feedback on that yet, weird...


Nope, actually thought it up. Care to share where I stole it from? Waiting.

Insofar as Tiger, my prediction stands: Jack 18 > Tiger 15
Not to be caught.



I thought he’d never win a major again?

No, he'd never be the majors' champion. That was my headline prediction, everything else was secondary. Still has 4 to go.

HA!
haha  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 4:48 pm : link
and now you are a liar. You are such a fraud.
RE: To the person or people posting that they didn't like his last  
Klaatu : 5/22/2019 4:53 pm : link
In comment 14452578 Beezer said:
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few films ... curious which ones you didn't like?

The Hateful Eight?

I could see that. I loved it but I could see it not being for everyone.

Django Unchained?

My wife won't watch it. Upsets her too much, she says. But it's a fantastic film, imo.

Inglourious Basterds? How in the world can someone not like that film?

That takes us back 10 years.


Yup, those were the three. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
well, of his films post-Jackie Brown  
Greg from LI : 5/22/2019 4:53 pm : link
Didn't really care for the Kill Bills. Maybe it's because I was never into kung fu movies.

Inglourious Basterds.....I don't know, something about it rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it's because WWII history is a passion of mine and seeing such a ludicrous alt-history take annoyed me.

Django had some terrific scenes and performances, but definitely felt like a "sum is less than the parts" movie.

The Hateful Eight, eh, just didn't really like it, and at this point a lot of his stylistic tendencies seem kind of rote to me.

Death Proof was actually my favorite thing he's done in the last 20 years.

I'll see this one eventually - maybe not in the theater, but at some point. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised, but as of now my three favorite Tarantino movies are still his first three.
Greg, I liked the Kill Bill movies...  
Klaatu : 5/22/2019 4:56 pm : link
But then, I was always into Kung Fu movies.
love Kill Bill  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 5:16 pm : link
i mull over my top 3 QT movies all the time and its impossible for me to decide on but Kill Bill 2 is likely in there (1 is close, better action but thought 2 was the better movie).
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Mr. Bungle : 5/22/2019 5:20 pm : link
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As I've been saying since 2008
Stan in LA : 12/2/2015 12:25 am : link
No more Majors, and now, no more wins.


https://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=525921

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Great effort from Tiger
The_Boss : 8/12/2018 7:00 pm : link
perhaps his Major drought comes to an end in 2019?


Stan in LA : 8/12/2018 7:07 pm : link
Nope.


https://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=571341&show_all=1

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BTW, has Tiger won a Major since 2008?
Stan in LA : 4/1/2019 7:28 pm : link
Didn't think so. Who could have ever predicted that?

Oh, wait...


https://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=581225


haha  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 5:24 pm : link
amazing.
All secondary predictions, that's all, just having fun  
Stan in LA : 5/22/2019 5:26 pm : link
The MAIN one has ALWAYS been:
Tiger will never pass Jack in the only thing he ever wanted:

The most Major wins.

HA!
Fraud  
UConn4523 : 5/22/2019 5:48 pm : link
.
Not a fan, I think Tarantino is a light weight.  
GiantsUA : 5/23/2019 8:49 am : link
I also believe that he got stuffed in a few lockers when he was in high school.
Haha  
speedywheels : 5/23/2019 9:24 am : link
Only Stan can be caught lying and still try to spin it.

Guess i can’t blame him - it’s tough to get EVERY prediction wrong. Even a broken clock is right twice a day...
RE: RE: To the person or people posting that they didn't like his last  
Beezer : 5/23/2019 9:51 am : link
In comment 14452599 Klaatu said:
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few films ... curious which ones you didn't like?

The Hateful Eight?

I could see that. I loved it but I could see it not being for everyone.

Django Unchained?

My wife won't watch it. Upsets her too much, she says. But it's a fantastic film, imo.

Inglourious Basterds? How in the world can someone not like that film?

That takes us back 10 years.



Yup, those were the three. Just not my cup of tea, I guess.


Fair enough.
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