Tag Archives: Kurt Russell

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (USA, 2017) evokes the weird wonderment of the original

Whilst the general consensus is that the Marvel cinematic universe as a whole is one of the more consistent entities for audiences and critics alike, their track-record for delivering underwhelming sequels (at least compared to their predecessors) is hard to quarrel against.  Iron Man 2, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron are all arguably lesser products than their forerunners, so it only seems feasible that there be a sense of caution when approaching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.... Continue Reading

Get to know Mantis and Star-Lord’s baby daddy “Ego: The Living Planet” before watching Guardians Vol. 2

After watching Guardians of The Galaxy the day it hit cinemas in July of 2014 (yes, I feel older and did you know Justin Bieber is 23 now?), I said to myself “I want more, this is going to be pretty massive, I reckon that Groot Tree might be a hit as well”. My mate looked at me and said “I don’t see a tree that only says three words being a big hit? But I can see the shirt merchandise happening”. We were both wrong and right, the film was a critical and commercial success, and sold plenty of merch to boot. It seemed that this little-known sleeper cell of super heroes that had been in comics for so many years gained global recognition overnight.... Continue Reading

DVD Review: The Hateful Eight (R18+) (USA, 2015)

The Hateful Eight is (fittingly) iconic auteur Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, which this week opened in Australian cinemas for a limited 70mm Ultra Panavision release – the first film to do so since 1966’s Khartoum and the first Western since The Hallelujah Trail (1965). For cinephiles around the world, the day couldn’t have come soon enough, but is the ambitious film – which almost never saw the light of day – worthy of the format in which it’s projected?... Continue Reading

Kurt Russell & Samuel L Jackson talk about their love of Quentin Tarantino & the legacy of The Hateful Eight

In the third and final part of our interview series, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson to talk about what makes Quentin Tarantino a great filmmaker – both from the perspective as actors and film goers. We also find out where they think The Hateful Eight will rank among Quentin’s all time films…... Continue Reading

Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell reveal what they had to learn for The Hateful Eight and talk Australian Audiences

In the first part of our interview series with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down to talk about what they had to learn before filming The Hateful Eight, and what it was like watching the film the night before with an Australian Audience. Were we any different from the rest of the world? Did we laugh at different moments? Apparently we’re more polite! Watch the clip here and find out what they had to say:... Continue Reading

Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell to join Tarantino for Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight in 70mm

It’s been announced today that on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 actors Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell will join previously announced guest Quentin Tarantino on the red carpet at Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney for the Australian premiere of The Hateful Eight.... Continue Reading

Watch the bloody new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

As with all Quentin Tarantino films, The Hateful Eight has quickly become one of the most anticipated releases of the new year, and after watching the newly released second trailer, it’s not hard to see why. The all-star, gloriously violent project is led by Kurt Ressell, who plays John “The Hangman” Ruth, a man transporting a fugitive (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Red Rock for her execution, the road to which brings them face to face with a bounty hunter played with Tarantino fave Samuel L. Jackson and a former union soldier played by Chris Mannix, which in turn crosses their paths with an unruly mob of characters (The Mexican, The Cow Puncher, The Little Man, and more).... Continue Reading