Brad Pitt Posing
I watched Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 last night, reveling in Quentin Tarantino’s skills as a director/cinematographer. If you’ve never seen it, do so, although if you’re squeamish you might want to give it a miss. Tarantino’s latest movie, which will be introduced at Cannes this month, is Inglorious Basterds (the spelling error is not mine, dear reader). IB is set in WWII, and is a remake of an Italian potboiler from the 60s by the same name. The plot is simple: a group of American soldiers, led by Pitt, is dropped behind enemy lines in German-held territory with the intention to scare the hell out of the German Army. Knowing Tarantino, it will be a spatterfest, but enjoyable for those who take delight in his style of moviemaking. I don’t go to movie theaters often, but will make an exception for this one. Another movie I plan on going to, with the pretense of taking the kids to it, is The latest Star Trek movie, which, thank goodness, has gotten rave reviews. The trailers look great, and JJ Abrams is a good director, so off to 8-dollar popcorn land we go.