Quentin Tarantino, madman of movie mayhem, has a mother. How’s that for a shocker? She has seenReservoir Dogs, the 1992 heist film that made a cult sensation of her writer-director-actor son and raised the stakes on movie gore with a 10-minute torture-scene featuring the severing of an ear. “That happens to be my mother’s favorite scene,” says Tarantino, 31, a high-school dropout who has gone from video-store clerk to genius auteur du jour in just a few feverishly busy years. Mom has just checked out Pulp Fiction, a wildly ambitious and darkly comic crime anthology about Los Angeles lowlife that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, opened the prestigious New York Film Festival and put her son in the hot-contender line at next year’s Oscars. Although the film includes shootings, stabbings, S&M, homosexual rape and a drug-overdose sequence that leaves audiences reeling, Mom doesn’t flinch. Tarantino’s West Hollywood, Calif., bachelor apartment … [Read more...] about Quentin Tarantino: The Madman of Movie Mayhem
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The wait is finally over as the trailer of Deepika Padukone's much-anticipated film, 'Chhapaak' has finally hit the internet. Based on acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, the actress plays the lead and is also co-producing this film. 'Chhapaak' also stars Vikrant Massey as Deepika's love interest. The film revolves around Malti (Deepika Padukone) who is attacked with acid on a street in New Delhi, in 2005. 'Chhapaak' then takes us on a journey about surviving an acid attack in India, the medico-legal-social state of affairs that transpires after the acid has been hurled and the face is irreparably burnt. Check out the trailer here. Revealing the reason behind the film's title, Meghna Gulzar earlier shared in a Mumbai Mirror interview that they were toying with two titles- Gandhak, the Hindi word for sulphuric acid and Chhapaak, the sound of a splash. Finally, they settled for 'Chhapaak' as it strongly resonated with everyone and conveyed that the film is about acid violence almost … [Read more...] about Chhapaak Trailer: Deepika Padukone As Acid-attack Survivor Malti Teaches Us To Always Choose Hope!
Something there is that doesn’t love a gun shop. Probably it’s a target. Like this duck perched in front of the semi-automatic carbines at Brass Rail Guns in Hollywood. Now, most people wouldn’t have considered the duck a target; quite likely they wouldn’t have considered it at all — just a dumb, stuffed and strictly ornamental dead duck. But Richard Pryor doesn’t think like most people. Standing next to the duck, his childlike black face as innocent and tight-lipped as a ventriloquist’s, Pryor perceived that the bird was in fact scared stiff, and quite able to talk about it. “I’m scared shitless,” whispered the duck, afraid to move a feather. “I am a real duck and I’m just waiting to make my move and get out of this fucking place.” Richard turned away and laughed, the sort of convulsive, repeater-action giggle he often rewards himself with after pulling off a good one. He had come to the gun shop this … [Read more...] about Richard Pryor: This Can’t Be Happening to Me
Britney Spears extends a honeyed thigh across the length of the sofa, keeping one foot on the floor as she does so. Her blond-streaked hair is piled high,exposing two little diamond earrings on each ear lobe; her face is fully made-up, down to carefully applied lip liner. The BABY PHAT logo of Spears’ pink T-shirt is distended by her ample chest,and her silky white shorts — with dark blue piping — cling snugly to her hips. She cocks her head and smiles receptively. But hold on. It’s not like that. You’re falling into the same trap as the lovelorn youths who call Spears’ local florist to send her long-stemmed roses and the randy fellows outside the MTV studios with prom invites scrawled on their chests. Admittedly, that trap is carefully baited by a debut video that shows the seventeen-year-old singer cavorting around like the naughtiest of schoolgirls. But, as Spears points out, nothing is actually revealed. “All I did was tie up my … [Read more...] about Britney Spears, Teen Queen: Rolling Stone’s 1999 Cover Story
David Letterman had a sketch in 1983 called “They Took My Show Away” — an after-school special where Dave helps coach a little kid to be a more responsible TV watcher. (“Jimmy, are you gonna do homework all night? Don’t you think you ought to watch a little TV?”) But when NBC cancels little Jimmy’s favorite show, Voyagers, Dave takes him for a walk in the park to break the tragic news. Heartbroken, the kid sobs, “I don’t think I’ll ever watch TV again!” Dave takes off his shades and frowns. “Jimmy, don’t ever say that. Not even as a joke.” That’s how it felt to see David Letterman make his big retirement announcement last night. He mocked his own retirement before, during and after giving the news. After starting with a completely run-of-the-mill monologue (complete with a O.J. groaner, which must have been a subliminal Jay Leno parody) and an incoherent bird-watching story, … [Read more...] about David Letterman: Last of the Stand-Up Guys