Friday, October 19, 2012

Kill Bill Volume 1

2003 Action/Thriller Film

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Cinematography: Robert Richardson

Running time: 111 minutes

Country: United States & Japan

Tagline: Here comes the bride

Uma Thurman as The Bride
David Carradine as Bill
Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii
Vivica A. Fox as Vernita Green
Michael Madsen as Budd
Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver
Julie Dreyfus as Sofie Fatale
Sonny Chiba as Hattori Hanzo
Kenji Ohba as Shiro
Ambrosia Kelley as Nikki Green
Michael Parks as Earl McGraw
James Parks as Edgar McGraw
Michael Bowen as Buck
Gordon Liu as Johnny Mo
Jun Kunimura as Boss Tanaka
Chiaki Kuriyama as Gogo Yubari

The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

  1. Saturn Award- Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  2. Saturn Award- Best Actress Uma Thurman- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  3. COFCA Award- Best Score RZA- Central Ohio Film Critics Association
  4. Empire Award- Best Actress Uma Thurman- Empire Awards, UK
  5. Empire Award-Best Director-Quentin Tarantino- Empire Awards, UK
  6. Sierra Award- Best Editing- Sally Menke- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
  7. MTV Movie Award- Best Female Performance- Uma Thurman- MTV Movie Awards
  8. MTV Movie Award- Best Fight- Uma Thurman & Chiaki Kuriyama- MTV Movie Awards
  9. MTV Movie Award- Best Villain- Lucy Liu- MTV Movie Awards
  10. SDFCS Award- Best Editing - Sally Menke- San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
  11. Sant Jordi- Best Foreign Film- Sant Jordi Awards
  12. Audience Award- Best Feature Film- Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

The original trailer for this film, although featuring no actual bloodshed, raised the ire of the MPAA with the sight of The Bride's blood-stained clothes. As such it became the first to be subjected to the MPAA's new "no blood" policy for trailers, in which all sight of the bodily fluid, must be alternately colored or removed entirely. This is why the trailers for this film (and similarly for every film released in the US thereafter) feature The Bride's clothes covered in blackish-brown stains where the blood would be. 



5 star out of 5 stars

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001 Comedy Film

Director: Kevin Smith

Writer: Kevin Smith

Cinematography: Jamie Anderson

Running time: 105 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Scooping the Money!

Jason Mewes as Jay
Kevin Smith as Silent Bob
Shannon Elizabeth as Justice
Will Ferrell as Federal Wildlife Marshal Willenholly
Eliza Dushku as Sissy
Ali Larter as Chrissy
Jennifer Schwalbach as Missy
Ben Affleck as Himself / Holden McNeil
Matt Damon as Himself / Will Hunting (uncredited)
Chris Rock as Chaka Luther King
Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks
Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves
Jamie Kennedy as Chaka's production assistant
Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce / Banky Edwards
Wes Craven as Himself
Mark Hamill as Himself (Cock-Knocker) / voice of Scooby-Doo
Gus Van Sant as Himself
Diedrich Bader as Miramax Security Guard Gordon
Alanis Morissette as God (dubbed "That Woman" in the end credits)
Seann William Scott as Brent
George Carlin as a hitchhiker
Carrie Fisher as a nun
Judd Nelson as a sheriff
Jon Stewart as Reg Hartner
Shannen Doherty as Herself
Tracy Morgan as Pumpkin Escobar
Jason Biggs as Himself
James Van Der Beek as Himself
Scott William Winters as Himself / Clark
Malcolm Ingram as grumpy, leaning extra (uncredited)

The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

Awards: None

Kevin Smith gave Eliza Dushku the nickname "Duck Shoot" during production after accidentally mispronouncing her last name. 



5 star out of 5 stars

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