If you’ve been in Los Angeles for an extended amount of time, you may have hit up the charming Vista Theatre. It’s a popular place located in the Los Feliz neighborhood. There is only one screen inside the building, but it’s a coveted screen.
Like most indie theaters, Vista has been shutdown for over a year now due to COVID-19. Some people wondered if it would survive the pandemic, and thanks to Quentin Tarantino, it did.
The legendary filmmaker announced this week on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast that he purchased the theater and plans to reopen it sometime around Christmas.
I bought the Vista on Sunset. We’ll probably open it up around Christmas time. And again: only film. It won’t be a revival house. We’ll show new movies that come out where they give us a film print. It’s not going to be like the New Beverly. The New Beverly has its own vibe. The Vista is like a crown jewel kind of thing. We’ll show older films, but it will be like you can hold a four-night engagement.
As some of you may know, Tarantino bought the Landmark New Beverly back in 2007. It reopened last month.
And things have been going well, at least according to Tarantino himself.
When we opened up the New Beverly about two weeks ago, in June, we sold out every single show. Some of these chains where they’re showing commercials all through it, they don’t turn the lights down, everything is stadium seating, plastic shit. They have been writing their own epitaph for a long time.
Did you hear that Quentin Tarantino might direct a ‘Star Trek‘ movie? Yeah, I must have missed the news as well. Or simply forgot about it.
But apparently, there were serious discussions going on. Back in December 2017, it was revealed that the filmmaker had pitched an original idea for a Star Trek film to producer J.J. Abrams.
The two were officially developing that idea into a potential movie that Tarantino might direct. They set Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to write a screenplay based on Tarantino’s story while the filmmaker focused on making Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and he said he’d circle back around to Trek once Hollywood was complete.
Now that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is complete, people were asking Tarantino, “Hey. What about that Star Trek film?”
Well, it looks like he’s cooled off on it. He still thinks it’s a great story, but he no longer wants to direct it.
He told Deadline:
I think they might make that movie, but I just don’t think I’m going to direct it. It’s a good idea. They should definitely do it and I’ll be happy to come in and give them some notes on the first rough cut.
Not exactly surprising. Tarantino has said he’s only directing 10 films, and OUATIH was his ninth. So yeah, he’s not going to go out on a Star Trek film.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, hit theaters across the country on Thursday night. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, so it definitely has star power behind it.
According to the reports, the comedy drama took home $5.8 million in Thursday night previews at the box office, which is a pretty good opening.
Insiders say it should make around $30 million this weekend. His previous film, The Hateful Eight, made a little over $15 million during its opening weekend, but that was after a $5 million limited release weekend.
A $30 million opening would match what Django Unchained made back in 2012.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been receiving mostly positive reviews from critics, as to be expected with a Tarantino flick.
I watched the movie yesterday and while it certainly isn’t my favorite Tarantino film, it does have a few memorable scenes. Normally, I wouldn’t recommend a movie based on a few great scenes, but these scenes are so good that I’m going to encourage you to watch the movie.
It’s nearly three hours long though, so be prepared. Go pee during the trailers.
The wait is almost over for Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘.
The star-studded movie is set to hit a theater near you on July 26, 2019. As most of you know by now, the movie stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, and many more.
Tarantino and the cast received rave reviews during the film’s premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. It currently has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
So with the critics praising it and a cast that features some of the biggest movie stars in the business, how much will this movie make during its opening weekend?
Early tracking suggests around $30 million, which might be a little bit of a disappointment, considering it was made on a $90 million budget (not including marketing costs).
There are some reports claiming it could make up to $50 million, which would be more of a victory. That being said, Tarantino films don’t typically have HUGE opening weekends at the box office.
Tarantino’s films don’t always produce huge opening weekend numbers (his biggest launch to date is ‘Django Unchained’ with $38 million), but they tend to have a long life in theaters as word of mouth picks up. The Oscar-winning ‘Django Unchained’ currently stands as the director’s biggest box office success to date, earning $162 million in North America and $262 million overseas.
We also have to remember most of his films have been released in November/December. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is opening in the heart of the summer, so we’ll see if it can compete with the summer blockbusters.
You can rest easy now. It’s official, Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
There were rumors that the film would join the competition at Cannes, but nothing had been confirmed because no one knew if the film would be completely ready in time.
But Tarantino worked diligently in his editing room, and 25 years after Pulp Fiction, will once again be in the running for the coveted Palme D’or.
The Cannes Film Festival will run between May 14 and May 25th. The reason Quentin didn’t know if the film would be ready in time was because he once again shot everything in 35mm, which takes longer to edit than digital film.
It’s expected that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will premiere at the festival on May 21 to mark the 25th anniversary of Pulp Fiction’s world premiere.
If you’re not going to Cannes, you’ll have to wait until July 26, 2019 to catch the film inside a theater near you.
Ah, yes. Just a few days ago, the first posterfor ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ was released, and people were scratching their heads because it was a pretty terrible poster.
But as we all know, posters don’t really tell us sh*t about the film, and when it comes to a Quentin Tarantino flick, we don’t really care about the poster. It’s not like he’s the one making them. If we were to compare the importance of movie posters in film to the importance of Kardashians, Rob would be the poster.
So yeah, forget about the poster. The first trailer has arrived, and as expected, it’s pretty great. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt look like they’re going to play brilliantly off each other.
Any trailer that features Brad Pitt fighting “Bruce Lee” is a win in my book.
Another bonus? This trailer is spoiler free. You don’t feel like you’ve watched the entire film after watching it. That might change with the second trailer, but for right now, we’ll enjoy this.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will hit theaters July 26, 2019.
Want to know how much work goes into creating a film? Well, check out the video above.
This is from the set of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ and as you can see, they completely transformed a block or two in Hollywood.
The movie is set in the summer of 1969, and it certainly looks like 1969 in the clip above. I mean, the classic cars, the advertisements on the bus, the storefronts, the people walking around in their vintage clothing…it’s pretty insane the amount of research and work they put in.
And in case you’re wondering how big the budget is for this movie, well, it’s reportedly $100 million, and it looks like they’re going to use every penny of that.
This film is scheduled to be released July 26, 2019, so basically in one short year.
Quentin Tarantino is reportedly working with a budget around $100 million for his upcoming film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ and it looks like a majority of that budget will be going toward paying the talented cast members.
We already knew Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Burt Reynolds, Margot Robbie and Timothy Olyphant were set to star in the film, which is kinda about the Manson murders, but also kinda not.
It was reported this week that Al Pacino has officially signed on to join the project as well. He will be playing DiCaprio’s character’s agent.
“The pic takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), the former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double, Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they no longer recognize. But Dalton has a very famous next-door neighbor … Sharon Tate.”
Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning are also set to co-star in the movie. It’s expected to be released worldwide on August 9, 2019.
“The story takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.”
That’s right, folks. This movie will star both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Two of the biggest names in Hollywood joining one of the most talented directors in Hollywood for what might be his second-to-last film.
We still don’t know who will play the role of Sharon Tate, but it’s rumored that Margot Robbie has been asked to take on the role. That rumor has not been confirmed, though.
Speaking about the movie, Tarantino revealed he’s been working on this script for five years…
“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is scheduled to hit theaters August 9, 2019.
For months, people have been talking about the reported Charles Manson movie from Quentin Tarantino. According to multiple sources, the director’s ninth feature film was supposedly going to focus on the Manson murders.
But now, thanks to the plot details being released, we know the Manson murders won’t be the focus. Instead, they will act as a backdrop to the main story.
“Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.”
Margot Robbie is being considered for the role of Sharon Tate, and there are multiple actors being considered for the two male leads: Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt. You know, all the usual suspects.
It’ll be fun to watch this movie develop. One thing we know for sure, Tarantino will probably welcome filming in the Los Angeles area after shooting in the freezing cold for The Hateful Eight.