Rumor of the Day: Quentin Tarantino to Program New Beverly
UPDATE: FUCK YEAH! I have confirmation from an unnamed but reliable source that Quentin Tarantino will indeed be programming the New Beverly for March & April. It's no rumor. It's reality.
Rumor has it that Quentin Tarantino himself will be taking over programming at revival house The New Beverly for March and April as a way to promote the upcoming release of Grindhouse, which hits theaters on April 6. Supposedly the Q-Man will be showing 35mm prints from his vast collection of rare, bizarre, amazing, fantastic, obsessively collected, meticulously maintained stash of grindhouse movies. Expect off-the-wall, mayhem-fueled double features, and on weekends… perhaps TRIPLE features!
Along with adolescent fanboys everywhere I am breathlessly trembling in anticipation. Because if this is true, it's…
F R E A K I N... A W E S O M E!!!!!!!!!Grindhouse sweeps into theaters hot on the heels of Smokin' Aces and Black Snake Moan as part of the nouveau grindhouse trend that Tarantino helped usher in 15 years ago with Reservoir Dogs. Paying homage to the glory days of B-movie double features, Grindhouse is actually two films -- Planet Terror directed by Robert Rodriguez and Death Proof directed by QT -- complete with pulpy between-movie trailers. HOORAH!