After a rocky start at Cannes, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is widely predicted to take the #1 spot at the weekend’s box office. (You know, I can’t believe I’m indulging in that “opening weekend grosses” crap. I hate the horse-race aspect of feature film journalism as much as I hate the horse-race aspect of political journalism. Maybe it’s just that I hate the features business. The real action these days, creatively anyway, is on TV. But I digress.) Did you see it? Did the Jews-Nazis revenge fantasy have you cringing or yelling “jawohl“?
Post Grad, starring Rory Gilmore, does not look nearly so interesting. But Salon had an article about favorite movies about life after commencement which definitely lengthened my Netflix queue. Did movies prepare you for life after college? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were younger?
pnnDid you see the Avatar trailer? Watch Top Chef? Project Runway? Mad Men? Sound off! It’s your open thread.