Stranded In Stereo: Grindhouse: In Theatres Now

Friday, April 6, 2007

Grindhouse: In Theatres Now

It's about twice a year that I get super excited about a film, and Grindhouse is the first one of the year to make me want to jump up and down when someone mentions it. I mean, c'mon, we should all be getting excited about this prospect: two movies for the price of one, from two amazing directors (Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino) paying tribute to the great exploitation films of the 1970s. I don't know which half I'm more excited to see, or if I might be even more thrilled to catch the fake trailers that serve as an intermission. Mental note: don't get a large coke and slurp it down during this film, my bladder will not make it.

What some people might not know is that this isn't the first time they worked together. They sort of worked together when Tarantino "guest directed" a scene from Rodriguez' adaptation of
Sin City, but they have worked before in this sort of vein with a personal favorite, 1995's Four Rooms. That movie tells the mishaps of Ted the bellhop at a ritzy Hollywood hotel on New Year's eve with four separate stories, directed by four different directors including both Rodriguez and Tarntino. With Rodriguez' story in Four Rooms slightly outdoing Tarantino's, it'll be interesting to see who wins in the Grindhouse battle.

Grindhouse is out today.

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