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Movie Review: Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz

Plot Synopsis:

Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.

Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as “The Basterds,” Raine’s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own… [TrailerAddict]

Review:

Quentin Tarantino‘s films are event films.  Because he isn’t a “hired gun” director, Tarantino gets to take his time and make the movies he’s interested in making.  He’s one of the few directors who works this way, and the only current director with his own style (granted his style is a mish mash of influence) and his own stamp on a film.  You know when you’re watching a Quentin Tarantino movie.  With only 5 previous films under his belt, Inglourious Basterds is Tarantino‘s 6th film (if you count the Kill Bill films as one film), his first period film, his first war film, and his finest film since Pulp Fiction.

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We’re in the Killin’ Nazi Business, and Business is A’Boomin’! 3 Inglourious Basterds Clips!

3 clips for Quentin Tarantino’s WWII Nazi-killin’ flick Inglourious Basterds.  Check them out after the jump!

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10 New Inglourious Basterds Stills

With the Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds nearing, The Weinstein Company has released some new stills.  These are pictures showing characters we haven’t really seen before, along with a badass picture of Brad Pitt.

Check them out after the jump.

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Inglourious Basterds Gallery

Finally got my pictures of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds organized.  Here is the gallery.  Like all galleries, as pictures are added, you can check back here to view all of them.

See the Inglourious Basterds picture gallery after the jump.

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Til Schweiger is a Basterd

Slashfilm had an exclusive look at a new character in Quentin Tarantion’s WWII film Inglourious Basterds (yes…the words are supposed to be mispelled).

Til Schweiger plays Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz, an ex-Nazi who is recruited into the Basters unit.

Plot Synopsis:

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. [IMDB]

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Mélanie Laurent is a Basterd

The Weinstein Company keeps ‘em coming! Here is the 4th “. . . is a Basterd” poster for Inglourious Basterds featuring French actress Mélanie Laurent, who plays Shosanna Dreyfus.

Shosanna Dreyfus is described as a French-Jewish girl who fled to France under a new identity after witnessing her family’s murder at the hands of Nazis. Now in France running a movie theater, she just may get a chance to exact her revenge when a group of German soldiers decide to stop in for a visit.

Along side Mélanie Laurent is an inspired cast that includes Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, B.J. Novak, Mike Myers, Cloris Leachman and Samuel L. Jackson (who narrates). Inglourious Basterds, will premiere later this month at the Cannes Film Festival before arriving in theaters on August 21.

I have added a gallery for all Inglourious Basterds posters.  See below.


[Source: Cinematical]