As some intriguing new stills from his upcoming slave revenge drama Django Unchained become available, check out this relic from 1994 in which Tarantino – fresh from Pulp Fiction’s runaway success – demonstrates to the world exactly why he belongs behind the camera. In an episode of the short lived sitcom ‘All-American Girl‘ entitled Pulp Sitcom, he essays the character of Desmond, a nerdy, pop culture-savvy nerd/bootleg video salesman (somehow he makes it a stretch), who woos the show’s star Margaret Cho. The pair were also dating in real life.
All credit for this must go to Paul O’ Callaghan, without whom I’d have never been exposed to such wonder.
Here’s the original (explanation here, should you require one). Which do you prefer?
All credit to YouTuber aslucas07.
After comparing Gareth Evans’ The Raid to my all-time favourite childhood game Streets of Rage 2 in my recent review, I had a bit of a YouTube session devoted to it. Look what I found. The music, the SFX, the little details, it’s all there. Amazing. What must passers-by have thought?
All credit to YouTuber TheStreetStupid.
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet this week, you’ll have seen this fantastic, Disneyfied re-imagining of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver by filmmaker Bryan Boyce. But posting it again can’t hurt, especially if you have contrived to miss it. Quite frankly, it’s the best thing Robert de Niro’s been in for years, and an excuse to link to our article from last year asking if de Niro has now been crap for longer than he was great, and if so, does it matter? You can read the article HERE.
Click HERE for the best set of ‘Before They Were Famous’ snaps I think I’ve ever seen. Not all film stars, but lots in there, including this bunch. Can you guess who they are?
A big hat tip to the Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw for this one.
Why? Because. That’s why.
1. “Shoot him!”
Why it’s great: Because when I bring the subject up at dinner parties, surprisingly few people know that it’s based on this completely fucking outrageous piece of acting from Ice-T in New Jack City.
2. Gratuitous beaver shot
Why it’s great: Because look at Jon Lovitz’ (and everyones’) clothes.
3. “Wilderness Girls!”
Why it’s great: Because just listen to the way Tim Curry says the word “quota”.
4. Leary, Shatner and the fish
Why it’s great: Because of what William Shatner does at the fish tank.
5. Charlie Sheen’s ridiculous cameo
Why it’s great: Because of the line “Got anything larger?”. And look at Emilio Estevez’ hair.
6. “The right! I meant stay to the right!”
Why it’s great: Because the editing is world class.
In conclusion: Absolutely one of the most underrated comedies of the 1990s, in my humble yet almost certainly correct opinion. Also brilliant for the way in which Emilio Estevez unhinged performance pretty much predicted how Mel Gibson would end up in real life. So, so good. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Wow. Click HERE for a staggering vid of one guy rattling through 75 years’ worth of Best Supporting Actress impersonations, from Hattie McDaniel to Anjelica Huston. Credit to blogger The Lost Boy for the spot, and YouTuber THEDOOMSDAYDIARIES for actually pulling this shit off. Hilarious.