Weekend Preview: It’s A Good Time To Be A Basterd

21 08 2009

Earlier this week, Tarantino was making a huff, saying that today was meant to be Inglourious Basterds day, not Avatar day. Count on him to stop complaining when everyone who has gone to the movies to see Avatar decides to stick around for a screening of his film. Analysts have predicted a $30 million weekend for the war film, but I think it will go a bit north of that. Your weekend preview is after the jump.

Inglourious Basterd

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

Written By: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Mike Myers, BJ Ryan, Diane Kruger

Logline: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Geek on Film Opinion: The buzz surrounding this one says that this one is a winner. Expect a review on Monday.

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Post Grad

Directed By: Vicky Jenson

Written By: Kelly Fremon

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett

Logline: Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family, while she attempts to find a job, the right guy, and just a hint of where her life is headed.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 06%

Geek on Film Opinion: I didn’t even hear about this one before I started writing this post. That’s probably a sign in itself.

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Shorts

Directed By: Robert Rodriguez

Written By: Robert Rodriguez

Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Jake Short, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon

Logline: A young boy’s discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Geek on Film Opinion: Rodriguez should stop with all of this “for my kids” crap and get back to doing what he does best, namely a sequel to Sin City

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X Games 3D: The Movie

Directed By: Steve Lawrence

Written By: Greg Jennings, Steve Lawrence

Starring: Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Bucky Lasek, Mat Hoffman

Logline: An action sports/documentary 3D film that captures the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games, highlighting the behind-the-scenes stories of the featured athletes and the sacrifices they make in pursuit of glory and the advancement of their sports on the industry’s biggest stage

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Geek on Film Opinion: If you are interested in extreme sports, go right ahead. If not, I would skip it.

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