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Viacom/Paramount Bail From Negotiations for Miramax Film Library (Exclusive)

Viacom and Paramount Pictures have called off negotiations to acquire the Miramax film library, multiple insiders familiar with the talks told Variety.The media company and studio sent a letter today to Miramax owners beIN Media Group, which acquired the indie company in 2016, retracting their interest in further pursuing a deal. A spokesman for Viacom […]

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Tarantino Offered Michael Madsen ‘Pulp Fiction’ and He Doesn’t Regret Turning It Down

Rumor has long had it that Quentin Tarantino’s first choice for the role of Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction” was Michael Madsen. The two had worked together in “Reservoir Dogs,” which starred Madsen as Vic Vega (aka Mr. Blonde) and put him front and center in the film’s iconic ear-severing torture scene set to Steelers […]

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Michael Madsen Says He Passed On John Travolta’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ Role & Says Actor Is A “Huge Reason” The Film Works

Of Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films that are covered in the upcoming doc “QT8,” perhaps “Pulp Fiction” is the one that film fans hold in the highest regard. After the breakout success of “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction” firmly cemented Tarantino as one of the most exciting voices in Hollywood, as well as the guy that […]

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Viacom Becomes Frontrunner for Miramax Stake, Lionsgate Exits Bidding

Viacom has become the frontrunner to buy a stake in Miramax Films while Lionsgate has dropped out of the process, informed sources said Wednesday.The developments were first reported by Bloomberg, which said talks are ongoing about a possible deal for at least $100 million. The companies did not respond to requests for comment.Such a deal […]

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UK box office preview: ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’ off to stellar start with £2.4m

Quentin Tarantino’s latest records his highest single day at the UK box office.Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood looks set to dominate the UK box office picture this weekend. It began its rollout on Wednesday (Aug 14) via Sony Pictures.The film has taken £93m ($113m) globally to date, with many key international markets […]

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Quentin Tarantino Went on a Marvel Studios Binge Pre-‘Endgame’ and Was Pleased by a Shout-Out in the McU

Quentin Tarantino, a master of pastiche himself, said he enjoyed seeing an homage to his own work in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which is just one example of Tarantino and Marvel riffing on each other.BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb asked Tarantino in a recent interview what he thought about the shoutout to his 1994 […]

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One Reporter Counted Every Curse Word in Quentin Tarantino Movies, Including 901 F-Bombs

Quentin Tarantino sure does love to write profanity. Dallas Observer reporter Garret Gravely has gone through the insane task of recording every curse word said in a Quentin Tarantino movie (see the full report here), revealing the F-word to be the filmmaker’s expletive of choice. Across Tarantino’s nine feature films to date, the F-word has […]

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Seven Great Film Performances By Actors Playing Other Actors

With the release of this week’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino is pairing his love of pop culture references with his penchant for historical revisionism in a sprawling portrait of the film industry in 1969. While Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio play fictional actors, the film features characters such as Sharon Tate, […]

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’: Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Easter Egg Explained

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”]Quentin Tarantino doesn’t hide the fact his movies exist in the same cinematic universe. The connections that run through the writer-director’s filmography can be big (John Travolta’s “Pulp Fiction” character is the brother of Michael Madsen’s “Reservoir Dogs” character) or […]

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Launches With $5.8 Million on Thursday Night

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has opened with a solid $5.8 million at 3,318 North American locations in Thursday previews.Sony’s much-anticipated comedy drama, starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt, will expand to 3,659 sites against the second weekend of Disney’s blockbuster remake of “The Lion King.” “Once Upon a Time” is promising […]

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