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Ranking Quentin Tarantino’s Filmography and Its Best Moments
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Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino is the most influential American filmmaker of the past quarter century. A passionate lover of so many classic genres, Tarantino has spent 30 years re-inventing and combining those genres into modern films for modern audiences all while infusing a dialogue style never heard before and oft-imitated since. His movies are violent, loud, feature colorful language, and above all else, they’re just plain cool. Technically, his directorial debut was My Best Friend’s Birthday from 1987, but only 36 minutes of that project exists. His first official film was 1992’s Reservoir Dogs, and he wrote gangster True Romance and a draft of Natural Born Killers before hitting the stratosphere with Pulp Fiction in 1994.

With the recent release of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Tarantino officially has 9 feature films he’s both written and directed on his resume (when we count Kill Bill as one movie, which they do on the poster for the Once). And since rankings and lists are always fun, I’m going to countdown Tarantino’s filmography in order from worst to best, along with a mention of each entry’s Best Moment.

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Real Fake History: Kill Bill: Massacre At The House Of Blue Leaves
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Real Fake History Kill Bill

My latest YouTube addiction is Machinima’s Real Fake History. Even the opening introductory video is perfect, combining war footage with major scenes from action films/TV shows like Pacific Rim, The Avengers, and Game of Thrones. After introducing their History Channel inspired faux documentary series with Star Wars: The Battle of Endor, they actually upped my geek-fueled fervor by tackling Quentin Tarantino (my all time favorite director), and taking on Kill Bill Vol. 1’s Battle at the House of Blue Leaves… which you may remember features The Bride (Uma Thurman) taking on the Crazy 88 gang of Oren Ishii (Lucy Liu).

Definitely watch the video below.

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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ As An 8-Bit Game (Video)
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8-Bit Kill Bill

Another popular movie is getting the 8-bit video game makeover treatment.

This time around it’s Kill Bill, director Quentin Tarantino‘s tale of bloody vengeance. The video comes from CineFix, whose past 8-bit makeovers include the likes of Fight Club, Finding Nemo, and others.

Click on over to the other side now to watch the video.

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Comic Review: Shotgun Wedding
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Shotgun Wedding #1 cover by Edward PunShotgun Wedding
Written by William Harms
Illustrated by Edward Pun
Lettered by Troy Peteri
Cover by Edward Pun
Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: April 2, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Never, ever leave your fiancée at the altar, especially if she’s a trained assassin. In Shotgun Wedding, a new four-issue weekly mini-series event from Top Cow, writer William Harms and illustrator Edward Pun serve up a bitterly cold plate of revenge. Like the famous play The Mourning Bride by playwright William Congreve says, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

When international hitman Mike Stone leaves his partner and fiancée, Chloe, on their wedding day, Chloe plans a devastating course of retribution, not only with Mike as the focus, but also his loved ones. Years later, Mike is set to marry again, this time to a woman who believes him to be a simple antiques dealer. When Chloe finally catches up to him, she’s ready to unleash a wrath the likes of which no one could ever prepare for – and she’s not working alone.

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Quentin Tarantino Won’t Be Making ‘Kill Bill Vol. 3’ Apparently
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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is well known for spouting off ideas for movies he would like to make or see made but never come to fruition, but when he becomes devoted to making a particular film, he tends to see it through from writing the script longhand on yellow legal pads to the eventual theatrical release.

He had developed Inglourious Basterds for most of his directing career until it was finally released to great acclaim and fantastic box office in the summer of 2009. He also came up with the idea for what would become his genre-hopping revenge epic Kill Bill during a late night bull session with Uma Thurman (who would star in Kill Bill 1 & 2 as the vengeful assassin the Bride) on the set of Pulp Fiction. The movie was released in two parts in October 2003 and April 2004 and was also a huge critical and financial success for the energetic filmmaker.

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Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Photo Round-Up With Kill Bill Gallery
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Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Photo Round-Up: Day 2

We’ve been snapping tons of cosplay pics from Dragon*Con this weekend, and there’s still more to come!

In this set of photos, we have 28 photos of cosplayers, plus an extra gallery of cosplayers reenacting scenes from Kill Bill!

Check out the photos here below, along with our previous installments:

Dragon*Con 2012: Photo Round-Up: Cosplay Begins!
Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Photo Round-Up: Day 1
Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Photo Round-Up: Day 1, Part 2
Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Contest Photo Round-Up: The Battle for Good and Evil!
Dragon*Con 2012: Cosplay Street Parade Photo Round-Up

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Geek Gear: Kill Bill Meets Super Mario Bros. In ‘She Wants Revenge’
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Kill Bill - Super Mario Bros

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a mash-up of Kill Bill and Super Mario Bros. called “She Wants Revenge” by artist Graja.

The sale began at Teefury today, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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The Decade List: The 59 Best Films Of The Past Ten Years – The Final Chapter
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The Decade List: The 59 Best Films Of The Past Ten Years – The Final ChapterNOTE: For structural reasons and to ensure that this list is super-duper pretty at all times, we’ll be posting this same intro for all sections of The Decade List. If you’ve already read all of this, you can just head down to the continuation of our list!

Let’s just get it out of the way right off the ol’ bat: yes, we know it’s been a few months since we left the decade. Most folks undertook this heavy task pre-2010, but we decided that it would be a little bit better to let the new year settle in a bit before hitting you with something of this magnitude.

So here we are, geeks: we’ve officially arrived in FUTURE *cue retro ’50s sci-fi music* and still we have no freakin’ flying cars yet. What’s the deal with that? While it is pretty exciting to be inside of the year 2010 — a year that always seemed unreachable to us mere mortals — we are also exiting another entire decade that leaves us staring at one majorly epic task. That task? To search, dig, locate, retrieve, organize, polish, and present the very best films of the past ten years!

We must once again declare that this list is also simply opinion. You are are without doubt going to find movies here that you hate and do not think deserve to be included. You will surely think of movies that you think should not only be on here, but that should be at the very top of the list. There will even be some that I have not seen and thus, can not add. Even at this very moment, I sit, worrying and wondering if I’ve forgotten any that I would include; that’s just the way things fly when compiling something this massive.

With all of that said, we invite you in to relax and check out our Final Chapter of The Decade List: The 59 Best Films of the Past Ten Years!

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‘Kill Bill 3’ Still A Long Way Off; Quentin Tarantino To Do A Western Or Gangster Movie
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Q.T.

At the end of last week, Quentin Tarantino proclaimed that there was definitely room for a Kill Bill Vol. 3 in the world (Read: Is Quentin Tarantino Armed & Ready To Make ‘Kill Bill 3,’ Possibly 4?). Naturally, when the highly-popular director makes claims like this, his fans go absolutely insane, but have trouble knowing if there’s truth to it, or if it’s just talking in the moment. Whether we actually get to see Kill Bill 3 or not, one thing is now known for sure: it is still a long, long ways off.

While in Mexico promoting his latest film, Inglourious Basterds, at the Morelia Film Festival, Tarantino went ahead and confirmed his hopes to make more Kill Bill movies. This is a great sign that he was being truthful, and that we will one day see the movie. But when? He went on to explain that his plan is to give star Uma Thurman and her Bride character’s daughter B.B. (Perla Haney-Jardine) ten years to recover before getting back to the cutting, hacking, and slashing. This would sadly put us in around the year 2014 before we saw the sequel. It also means that we will very likely get the storyline where Vernita Greene’s (Vivica A. Fox) daughter comes after the Bride for killing her mother, and young B.B. will now be deadly dangerous herself, setting up a battle between daughters.

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Is Quentin Tarantino Armed & Ready To Make ‘Kill Bill 3,’ Possibly 4?
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Ever since fan-favorite director Quentin Tarantino made Kill Bill, there’s been whispers every once in a great while that there could be more to the Bride’s (Uma Thurman) story. The obvious remaining story would follow Vernita Green’s (Vivica A. Fox) daughter, who Beatrix told to come find her when she grows up, and that is one of the two that have been rumored.

While on a talk show in Italy, Tarantino was asked about any possible sequels to Inglourious Basterds or Pulp Fiction that we might see. He answered that Basterds has a prequel story that could happen eventually, and that Pulp Fiction isn’t going to happen. Tarantino then turned the tables to the woman interviewing him and told her she forgot to ask whether he would do a Kill Bill 3, so she did, and he answered “Yes,” as the crowd went nutty. No one knows how serious he is about it, or when it could happen, but it looks like the story is there. After his promise of a one year delivery of Basterds actually happened, we have about a 50/50 shot of this going down.

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